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President urging House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts President urging House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts
- October 25, 2017

The Senate last week passed a budget that includes rules that will allow Republicans to get tax legislation through the Senate without Democratic votes. He also repeatedly has said that the middle class must benefit from the tax cuts. Trump has made tax cuts the centerpiece of his legislative agenda and issued a broad framework in September that, among other things, called for a reduction in the corporate income tax rate to 20 from 35 percent. (more...)
Centre Mulls Building 50 More Outposts At India-China Border
- October 25, 2017

At present, there are 176 border posts along the winding and disputed India-China border. The minister said work is going on at a fast pace on 25 roads in Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to connect the border outposts. (more...)
Labour investigates Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara over 'claims of abuse' Labour investigates Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara over 'claims of abuse'
- October 25, 2017

O'Mara has resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee following the publication of his online comments, although he vehemently denies the allegations made by Evans. their case is investigated". "We have a very clear process in the Labour Party that in my view ought to be upheld". "I was trying to make light of the situation, my female colleague was really upset, she'd just been punched in the face [and was] on the phone to the police at the time". (more...)
Singapore now has the most powerful passport in the world Singapore now has the most powerful passport in the world
- October 25, 2017

It's official, Singapore now has the most powerful passport in the world. According to Passport Index developed by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital, the Indian passport is positioned at 75 - much poorer than African countries like Zimbabwe (65), Uganda (66), Madagascar (74), Rwanda (72) and war-ravaged Sierra Leone (67). (more...)
Philippines accepts 5000 Kalashnikovs, ammunition from Russian Federation
- October 25, 2017

Duterte witnessed the turnover of the military equipment during his tour of the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleyev. But as Mattis met President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, five Russian warships were parked off the Philippines and Moscow was preparing to formally hand over thousands of assault rifles, a million rounds of ammunition and 20 army trucks at a public ceremony on Wednesday. (more...)
2 people dead on Grambling State's campus, shooter at large 2 people dead on Grambling State's campus, shooter at large
- October 25, 2017

Local media reported that Sutton identified one of the victims as a Grambling senior, Earl Andrews, and the other as Monquiarius Caldwell, both 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana. He said that investigators were hunting a suspect. An unnamed female student called the campus police after the incident and that is when the two dead bodies were discovered. (more...)
Small Montana Company Wins Big Contract To Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid Small Montana Company Wins Big Contract To Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid
- October 25, 2017

But both Whitefish Energy and Secretary Zinke have said that they were not in touch for this particular contract. "Whitefish's most important expertise or assets seems to have been ... PREPA filed for bankruptcy in July and has put off badly needed maintenance for years. Manual Laboy, Department of Economic Development and Commerce Secretary, told Bloomberg that Puerto Rico has a "historic opportunity to use federal funds" to redo its outdated power grid . (more...)
France 'first dog' interrupts President Macron meeting by peeing on fireplace France 'first dog' interrupts President Macron meeting by peeing on fireplace
- October 25, 2017

We're guessing he gets a pass. France has a tradition of Presidents owning dogs . Junior minister for ecology Brune Poirson had been making a point when Nemo, a two-year-old labrador-griffon cross, was caught on camera cocking a leg on the elaborate fire place at the centuries-old Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts: Assistant coach Robert Mathis arrested on drunken driving charge Indianapolis Colts: Assistant coach Robert Mathis arrested on drunken driving charge
- October 25, 2017

Mathis recorded 123 sacks in 13 seasons in the National Football League, all with the Indianapolis Colts , and was named First Team All-Pro after leading the National Football League with 19.5 sacks in 2013. Robert Mathis , a coach and former player with the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested overnight. "We are in the process of gathering information and have no further comment at this time". (more...)
#CrimeStats: I am coming for you hard, Mbalula tells criminals #CrimeStats: I am coming for you hard, Mbalula tells criminals
- October 25, 2017

The minister lamented the increase in some of the more violent crime categories. We must ask: "have we accepted to live side by side with violent criminals in our cities where auto jackings and home invasions are a common phenomenon?" These types of crimes include the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, drug-related crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs and sexual offences detected by police, such as prostitution and the keeping of brothels. (more...)
Unemployment rates stable for September, still low
- October 25, 2017

The September unemployment rate for OH increased from 5.0 percent in September 2016. LISBON -Columbiana County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in September but still remains above the statewide and national averages. The rate was 4.9 percent in September 2016, not a statistically significant improvement over the past year. Employment gains are concentrated in private sector businesses, in particular, transportation, warehousing, and utilities; professional and business services; and ... (more...)
Iran's judiciary issues death sentence to man for spying for Israel
- October 25, 2017

Iran's Prosecutor General, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was quoted as saying that the suspect "transferred information about 30 important Iranian figures" to Mossad during meetings with several Mossad agents on various occasions. The man was described as an agent of Mossad and was not identified by name. While Djalali is affiliated with prestigious institutions in Italy, Belgium and Sweden, he was arrested in April 2016 in Tehran during an academic visit. (more...)
New Zealand party told to pay for breached Eminem copyright
- October 25, 2017

As previously reported , New Zealand's conservative National Party was accused of ripping off " Lose Yourself " for a 2014 campaign ad. FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom in Wellington, New Zealand. (more...)
Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Bob Corker get into oddly timed spat Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Bob Corker get into oddly timed spat
- October 25, 2017

Corker also reiterated previous criticism of Trump's leadership, suggesting he has "knee-capped" diplomatic efforts led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and that there are "people around (Trump) that work in an effort to contain him" including Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly. (more...)
United States to start accepting refugees again after 120 day ban
- October 25, 2017

The measures "are created to intensify screening in order to keep nefarious and fraudulent actors from exploiting the refugee process to enter the United States". The refugee restrictions come in addition to Trump's broader "travel ban" on all immigrants from several countries. Trump issued the ban last March, but it did not enter into force until June when the U.S. (more...)
Senator takes aim at Trump in resignation speech Senator takes aim at Trump in resignation speech
- October 25, 2017

The test will be whether Republican primary voters pick candidates in the Trumpist mould to replace senators like Mr Corker and Mr Flake . "Based on the lack of support he has from the people of Arizona, it's probably a good move", press secretary Sarah Sanders said during the daily briefing. (more...)
Boil Water Advisory Issued For Parts Of Oakland County Boil Water Advisory Issued For Parts Of Oakland County
- October 25, 2017

About 230 homes in the city of Fayetteville are being asked to boil their water after a water main break in the city. As a result, there are numerous school closings in the affected areas. The water authority says, however, the timeline could change. A 48-inch water-main break October 23, 2017 affected 11 communities across Oakland County, potentially for several days. (more...)
Curtis Granderson Left Off Dodgers 2017 World Series Roster for Brandon McCarthy Curtis Granderson Left Off Dodgers 2017 World Series Roster for Brandon McCarthy
- October 25, 2017

Seager's status seemed all but cemented prior to the Dodgers' workout on Monday, with manager Dave Roberts saying the 23-year-old would "aggressively take ground balls" to test the injury. Granderson played in the 2006 World Series with the Tigers, had three home runs in the World Series in 2015 with the New York Mets . Ethier missed most of the season with a herniated disk in his back. (more...)
Japanese Tesla Model X rival previewed — Nissan IMx concept Japanese Tesla Model X rival previewed — Nissan IMx concept
- October 25, 2017

This is the sort of range many buyers are demanding if they're to switch to an EV. Little else is known about Nissan's electric SUV, but we know it will be all-electric and feature autonomous driving technology. As for the interior, it's been modelled of a traditional Japanese house... The IMx's interior features a wraparound panoramic OLED instrument panel as well as unusual seats that have been partially 3D printed and covered in material that features a laser-etched pattern. (more...)
National Park Service might hike entrance fees
- October 25, 2017

For someone on a bicycle or on foot, the entrance fee would increase from $15 to $30. "We need to have the vision to look at the future of our parks and take action in order to ensure that our grandkids' grandkids will have the same if not better experience than we have today". (more...)
WaPo bombshell report reveals who paid for Trump dossier WaPo bombshell report reveals who paid for Trump dossier
- October 25, 2017

CNN previously reported Fusion GPS's anti-Trump research was initially funded by anti-Trump Republicans during the GOP primaries, and Democrats began paying the research firm later on, after Trump became the presumptive nominee. According to a copy of the dossier published by BuzzFeed a year ago, the earliest report from Steele dates to June 2016, two months later. Fusion GPS has said in court filings that it did not give BuzzFeed the document. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation docs reveal Sandy Hook shooter had interest in pedophilia Federal Bureau of Investigation docs reveal Sandy Hook shooter had interest in pedophilia
- October 25, 2017

Strangely silent on the release, at least so far, is screaming dough-bucket Alex Jones, who has the dubious distinction of being the only media personality classless and stupid enough to imply the shootings - which killed 20 schoolchildren and six staff members - were completely made up. (more...)
To Generate Municipal Funds Punjab To Impose Tax On Keeping Pets To Generate Municipal Funds Punjab To Impose Tax On Keeping Pets
- October 25, 2017

The order says that all urban residents of Punjab will have to pay Rs 250 yearly for keeping animals like cat, dog, pig, sheep, deer, etc. And that is not all, pet owners will also have to get a licence issued from the authority and get it renewed every year. (more...)
Putin critic Alexei Navalny leaves jail Putin critic Alexei Navalny leaves jail
- October 25, 2017

Although President Vladimir Putin has not yet made his candidacy official, he is expected to run and win. His approval ratings - now topping 80 percent - guarantee a landslide victory against a pack of stolid veterans of past campaigns, but the government has been anxious about growing voter apathy. (more...)
Is 'Jihad' an acceptable name? French judge to rule Is 'Jihad' an acceptable name? French judge to rule
- October 25, 2017

The French Civil Code allows parents to name their offspring anything they please - unless it is against the interests of the child. "In 2013, a French mother from Nimes made headlines after she sent her son, named Jihad, to school wearing a T-shirt that read I am a bomb " and "Jihad, born on September 11". (more...)

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