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Sarah Palin's Defamation Suit Against New York Times Dismissed Sarah Palin's Defamation Suit Against New York Times Dismissed
- August 30, 2017

District Judge Jed Rakoff firmly dismissing the case with prejudice ( read it here ). "Responsible journals will promptly correct their errors; others will not", Rakoff added. Lawyers for Palin and the Times have not yet provided comment. In his ruling , Judge Rakoff said that the behavior of Mr. Bennet, who introduced the statements in question during the editing process, was "much more plausibly consistent with making an unintended mistake and then correcting it than with acting ... (more...)
After Harvey, gas prices in NC could spike After Harvey, gas prices in NC could spike
- August 29, 2017

Luke's Health-the Vintage Hospital in northwest Houston was evacuating, transferring its patients to a CHI St. Joseph's hospital in the College Station area. The Coast Guard said it had saved more than 3,000 by boat and air, and was taking more than 1,000 calls per hour. "I would be surprised if we don't get a call at some point, even in MS where there are concerns", Little said. (more...)
ZZ Top: Houston Will 'Overcome' Hurricane Harvey ZZ Top: Houston Will 'Overcome' Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

The rain from Harvey is not only devastating Texas , it's also pounding Louisiana , and the state's governor is warning that "the worst is likely to come for us here". Unprecedented flooding has driven thousands of people from their homes, particularly in the Houston area where two dams are overflowing. Weather officials say a record 75 centimeters of precipitation that has already fallen in Houston could double later this week. (more...)
Sean Spicer Finally Got An Audience With The Pope Francis Sean Spicer Finally Got An Audience With The Pope Francis
- August 30, 2017

Pope Francis received a group of lawmakers on Sunday, who are in Rome for a meeting of the International Catholic Legislators Network. Spicer, a Catholic, had expressed a desire to meet Pope Francis when he accompanied Trump on an global trip earlier this year, but he was left off the list of USA officials who traveled to the Vatican. (more...)
Euston station evacuated after electrical fault causes explosion Euston station evacuated after electrical fault causes explosion
- August 29, 2017

No-one was injured and officers from the BTP and search dogs are at the scene checking the area is safe. British Transport Police tweeted: "An e-cigarette in a bag is believed to have been the cause of the small explosion at London Euston this evening". (more...)
Gulf mixed early on; Qatar falls after credit downgrade Gulf mixed early on; Qatar falls after credit downgrade
- August 30, 2017

Qatar's long-term issuer default rating was lowered to 'AA-' with a negative outlook, as the resolution of the ongoing dispute with Saudi-led bloc of Arab nations was "unlikely" for some time, Fitch said in a statement. Fitch's rating action came a day after Standard & Poor's Global Ratings reaffirmed its negative outlook for Qatar's long and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings, saying the economic boycott of Doha could potentially lead to slower economic growth. (more...)
What Charles really wanted to name William and Harry What Charles really wanted to name William and Harry
- August 30, 2017

Celeb Dirty Laundry reports that Camilla is now hiding from the public after being placed under the spotlight once against in response to the release of Princess Diana's tapes . When asked, "Who chose Harry's name?" Prince William also talked about how attending his mother's funeral was extremely tough and that he believes she was there beside them all to help them all get through. (more...)
US Tillerson to end position of Sudans' special envoy US Tillerson to end position of Sudans' special envoy
- August 29, 2017

The envoy for Obama's last year in office was Jonathan Pershing, who left the political appointment when the government changed in January this year. "Empowering regional and functional bureaus will make knowledge and resources more accessible, provide clarity in reporting authority, strengthen communication channels, and create a more efficient State Department", Tillerson said. (more...)
Gorka says many in WH don't support 'Make American Great Again' Gorka says many in WH don't support 'Make American Great Again'
- August 29, 2017

That's exactly what I'm going to do". Former presidential deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka is no longer welcome at the White House, according to internal Secret Service emails obtained by MSNBC . "Fox and Friends'" Brian Kilmeade pointed to Cohen and Tillerson's criticism of Trump and asked Gorka if he was surprised they hadn't been fired. (more...)
Getting There: Hurricane Harvey will impact gas prices in Fredericksburg area Getting There: Hurricane Harvey will impact gas prices in Fredericksburg area
- August 29, 2017

A tropical storm warning has been expanded eastward and now is in effect from north of Port O'Connor, Texas , to Morgan City, La. "We are thinking about you, we are going to come back, we are going to help you out", Watt said. More than one-third of the United States' oil refining capacity is located near where the storm made landfall on Friday. Valero Energy reported Sunday that there were no "substantial refinery impacts" because of the storm. (more...)
Donald Trump vows help over 'historic' storm Harvey disaster Donald Trump vows help over 'historic' storm Harvey disaster
- August 29, 2017

President Trump is planning to visit Texas on Tuesday to review the disaster's impact and emergency response, the White House says. He assured flooding victims that "we are 100% with you". Watt also announced that he would be starting a fundraiser to help relief efforts. Trump made clear via Twitter over the weekend that he was monitoring the storm, tweeting about the "wonderful coordination between Federal, State and Local Governments" in the face of "record setting rainfall". (more...)
Waterloo station reopens with delays and cancellations Waterloo station reopens with delays and cancellations
- August 29, 2017

A team of 1,000 worked 24 hours a day for three and a half weeks to get the work done, according to Network Rail, with platforms 1 to 4 extended by 44m so they can take 10-carriage trains. London Buses on reasonable routes in South West London . Southern services between London Victoria/Clapham Junction and Epsom/DorkingGreat Western Railway services between Reading, Windsor, London Paddington and BasingstokeCrossCountry services between Reading and BournemouthThameslink services between ... (more...)
Police give stern warning to Houston looters Police give stern warning to Houston looters
- August 29, 2017

That means it remains virtually stalled near the coast and continues to drop heavy rain on the Houston and Galveston areas. As Tropical Storm Harvey returns to make another landfall on Houston and conditions worsen , more and more people are being rescued (over 3,400 by Houston police alone) and pushing shelters to their maximum capacities - leading to more openings of shelters. (more...)
Average Brokerage Recommendation for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Average Brokerage Recommendation for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- August 29, 2017

Celgene Corp now has $103.65 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.96% or $0.98 reaching $50.98 per share. About 30 shares traded. NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has risen 68.93% since August 29, 2016 and is uptrending. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp holds 0.02% or 2,836 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Caz Invests Ltd Partnership has 1.52% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). (more...)
Nazarbayev proposes to legalize status of all de-facto nuclear states Nazarbayev proposes to legalize status of all de-facto nuclear states
- August 29, 2017

Minister Abdrakhmanov stressed that Kazakhstan intends to strengthen strategic partnership with the United States in energy, worldwide security, economic modernization and other areas of mutual interest. It plans to build more than 60 nuclear plants at home in the coming decade and will see total domestic capacity rise to 58 gigawatts by the end of 2020. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey Means High Pressure, High Heat In Phoenix Tropical Storm Harvey Means High Pressure, High Heat In Phoenix
- August 29, 2017

Unrelenting, Tropical Storm Harvey has now inundated Houston with more than two feet of rain, with 3 to 6 inches soaking the already saturated or submerged ground overnight as rescues and evacuations have continued in unsafe conditions. (more...)
Netanyahu complains to United Nations chief Israel is being treated unfairly Netanyahu complains to United Nations chief Israel is being treated unfairly
- August 29, 2017

Guterres said at a press conference in Ramallah after meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Netanyahu's comments were made just hours after similar accusations by Israel's President. This is something Israel can not accept, he added. The trip comes as the UN Security Council debates renewing the force's mandate for a year, with a vote expected on Wednesday. (more...)
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) Trading Down - Insider Trading Activity Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) Trading Down - Insider Trading Activity
- August 29, 2017

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: " Amphenol Corporation's (APH ) "Top Pick" Rating Reaffirmed at Royal Bank Of Canada" was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. The company reported revenue of $1.67 Billion in the same period past year. The Firm operates through two divisions, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. (more...)
Boko Haram: US congress members visit Maiduguri Boko Haram: US congress members visit Maiduguri
- August 29, 2017

It includes 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and weapons, including all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure. Saraki however said talks are still on going before the arrangement is properly tied with Nigeria expected to meet its own end of the bargain especially as it concerns its human rights record. (more...)
China criticizes USA trade probe as protectionism China criticizes USA trade probe as protectionism
- August 29, 2017

Gao also added that China's support for overseas investment by Chinese firms will remain the same, but that oversight of deals will advance and projects connected to China's Belt and Road initiative will be given priority. China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday that India should follow World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and avoid abusing trade remedy measures. (more...)