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Enrollment Down Nearly 9% at Western Illinois University Enrollment Down Nearly 9% at Western Illinois University
- September 09, 2017

Still, administrators say "sizable increases to EIU's fall 2018 recruitment numbers seem poised to help offset current fall 2017 reductions". "However, it's clear that EIU's enrollment cycle was adversely impacted by the state's recent budget instability, and we've heard anecdotally that the implementation of the federal travel ban created concerns that likely impacted our global student recruitment efforts as well", Norman said. (more...)
Work to start on Donald Trump's controversial US border wall with Mexico Work to start on Donald Trump's controversial US border wall with Mexico
- September 09, 2017

CBP will be meeting with the companies to determine the timeline for construction but it is expected to begin in the fall. The agency said in a statement that these latest designs would "provide an innovative perspective in the application of new materials which will allow CBP to evaluate the potential for new wall and barrier designs". (more...)
USA formally requests United Nations vote Monday on North Korea USA formally requests United Nations vote Monday on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

The Philippines has suspended trade relations with North Korea to comply with a U.N. Security Council resolution over its repeated missile tests, Manila's foreign minister said on Friday. A ban on oil and oil products is the "toughest point", a source familiar with the discussions said. After the test, Trump said he was considering suspending trade with any country that did business with Pyongyang and hinted that he did not rule out an attack on North Korea. (more...)
Harvey and Irma, Married 75 Years, Marvel at Stormy Namesakes Harvey and Irma, Married 75 Years, Marvel at Stormy Namesakes
- September 09, 2017

Harvey has been used as a storm name at least seven times in the past. "I wasn't quite through school yet", Irma Schluter told the New York Times . The Schluters, who helped raise groups of foster children, said they value helping people whenever possible. As to why they fostered so many, Irma simply told the Spokesman , "I don't know, we just did". (more...)
Trump says hopes to avoid use of military action on North Korea Trump says hopes to avoid use of military action on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

Rodman has spent time with Kim Jong Un, who he has called a "friend for life", and even held the young dictator's daughter. The goal, Asia security specialists said, is to cut off US military options and force the United States and the rest of the world to make concessions. (more...)
Suspect arrested after active shooter reported at Columbus high school Suspect arrested after active shooter reported at Columbus high school
- September 09, 2017

The school is on lockdown. No one was hurt, police said. - Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) September 8, 2017ACTIVE SHOOTER LATEST 9:45am 9/8: 1 suspect arrested, gun taken, no injuries reported. Arrest@8:58 AM. NBC4i reported that police were called to the high school around 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The school serves grades six through 12, and is geared toward "emotionally disturbed students", according to Scioto school's website. (more...)
North Carolina governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma North Carolina governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

The storm surge also could be deadly across southern Florida and the Florida Keys during the next 36 hours. The state of emergency will ensure aid for the six counties that could be impacted by "this catastrophic storm", Deal said in a printed statement. (more...)
Category One storm Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico Category One storm Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico
- September 09, 2017

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Rio Panuco to Puerto Veracruz , and the hurricane warning for Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. Hardest-hit was Juchitan, Oaxaca , where 36 people died and a third of the city's homes collapsed or were otherwise rendered uninhabitable, President Enrique Pena Nieto said late Friday in an interview with the Televisa news network. (more...)
Full Flights Leave Raleigh Man Stuck in Puerto Rico as Irma Approaches Full Flights Leave Raleigh Man Stuck in Puerto Rico as Irma Approaches
- September 09, 2017

Because of the electrical outages, 17.6 percent of homes and businesses serviced by the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority were without water. "They're scared", he said. "A lot of the residents have boarded up their businesses", she said. Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry, a Puerto Rican real estate entrepreneur in the southwestern town of Lajas, already was seeing things returnto normal. (more...)
Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima
- September 09, 2017

And that spot will only get more hard if radioactive contamination suddenly turns up in China . Putin said that while North Korea's nuclear test violates global law, more talks are needed to address the problem. The expulsion of the North Korean diplomat was aimed at expressing Mexico's "absolute rejection" of North Korea's recent nuclear activity, the statement further said, Los Angeles Times reported. (more...)
Force not Trump's first option on North Korea Force not Trump's first option on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

The proposed package of measures would be the strongest yet against North Korea , which is barred under United Nations resolutions from developing nuclear or missile technology. "Any new actions taken by the global community against the DPRK should serve the objective of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programmes, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation", he said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the ... (more...)
Donald Trump does not rule out military action against North Korea Donald Trump does not rule out military action against North Korea
- September 09, 2017

Referring to the series of weapons tests , Trump said, " North Korea is behaving badly and it's got to stop". Trump said he has had a "strong" and "frank" conversation with Xi about North Korea . Wang said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure are only half of the equation to solving the current impasse. (more...)
Cuba Converts Schools into Shelters to Face Hurricane Irma Cuba Converts Schools into Shelters to Face Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

Under the headline " Cuba in action!", state daily Granma posted images of the measures officials and residents were taking to ensure the storm wreaks as little havoc as possible. The hurricane's outer bands unleashed pounding rain on Cuba's eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Holguin on Thursday night, along with tropical storm force winds and waves that reached 6 to 8 metres high. (more...)
Sheriff: Couple Kept Child In Dog Kennel Sheriff: Couple Kept Child In Dog Kennel
- September 09, 2017

Investigators arrived at the Norway home on Wednesday, where they discovered a dog kennel measuring 4 feet 10 inches in height, 4 feet in width and 8 feet in length. Schmaling said, while at school, the 9-year old's teacher suspected child abuse and reported it. Schmaling said the two face charges of false imprisonment and other counts. (more...)
Gov. Cooper Declares State Of Emergency In Anticipation Of Irma Impacts Gov. Cooper Declares State Of Emergency In Anticipation Of Irma Impacts
- September 09, 2017

Nathan Deal says his state of emergency declaration will "very likely" be expanded to include more counties now that Hurricane Irma appears to be shifting to the west. All westbound traffic will cross-over onto regular lanes at State Route 26 on I-16 in Laurens County prior to arriving in Macon. "The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Irma ", Deal said. (more...)
Spain Constitutional Court blocks Catalan law for independence vote Spain Constitutional Court blocks Catalan law for independence vote
- September 09, 2017

The so-called referendum bill was included at the last minute in the agenda of Wednesday's plenary meeting of the regional parliament, and is likely to be passed by a pro-independence majority later in the day, paving the way to formalize plans for the ballot. (more...)
Donald Trump Trust Ethics Attorney's Wife Busted Having Sex with Jail Inmate Donald Trump Trust Ethics Attorney's Wife Busted Having Sex with Jail Inmate
- September 09, 2017

Teresa's husband is Bobby R. Burchfield , who was retained in January as an ethics advisory for the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust . "During the investigation on Tuesday afternoon, September 5, 2017, detectives discovered an inmate and a female in the rear seat of a vehicle in a parking lot adjacent to the detention center facility", the sheriff's office said in a press release. (more...)
Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides
- September 09, 2017

The answers to Mueller's questions also could illuminate the level of anxiety surrounding the meeting and the decision-making that followed. In his first response to a report this summer about his meeting at Trump Tower, the President's son claimed in a statement that he "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" during his meeting with a Russian lawyer he believed to be connected to the Russian government. (more...)
Indian Army confirms plans to induct women in Corps of Military Police Indian Army confirms plans to induct women in Corps of Military Police
- September 09, 2017

Breaking gender barriers, the Indian Army will soon have women serving in the military police. A day after newly appointed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took charge of to top post, the Indian Army on Friday announced that it is giving final touches to a proposal for inducting women into the military police. (more...)
Digvijaya retweets derogatory remark on PM, says not his words Digvijaya retweets derogatory remark on PM, says not his words
- September 09, 2017

On top of the tweet Digvijaya Singh wrote: "Not mine but couldn't help posting it". "Retweets are never endorsements. This is the basic principle of Twitter", Singh told reporters here. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reaffirmed that the Nrendra Modi government was ready to discuss the Kashmir issue with all stakeholders in the state. (more...)