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Trump looks to Democrats again on the debt ceiling Trump looks to Democrats again on the debt ceiling
- September 09, 2017

The debt-limit deal struck by Donald Trump and congressional leaders Wednesday was immediately reported as a case of two things: Trump selling out Republicans and Trump negotiating badly. As the rift between the president and Republican lawmakers widened, the president argued that he had no choice but to collaborate with the Democratic minority to get business done, especially because the opposition has the power to block bills in the Senate, where Republicans do not have the 60 ... (more...)
Half of US Social Security numbers stolen from Equifax in breach Half of US Social Security numbers stolen from Equifax in breach
- September 09, 2017

Hackers have exploited a vulnerability on the website of Equifax to steal names, social Security numbers , addresses, dates of birth and, in some cases, driver's license numbers. Equifax is the second credit monitoring company to suffer a data breach . You might want to stick to checking account statements and credit reports yourself to be sure. (more...)
FEMA numbers put Hurricane Harvey relief needs into perspective FEMA numbers put Hurricane Harvey relief needs into perspective
- September 09, 2017

Becket , a nonprofit that advocates for religious freedoms and represents the churches, said the same principle should apply to federal FEMA relief for Harvey victims. But county emergency management departments across southeast Texas tell The Associated Press they are including people in their storm-related death totals who died from indirect complications of Harvey. (more...)
Pope tells Colombians to press on in pursuit of peace Pope tells Colombians to press on in pursuit of peace
- September 09, 2017

FARC leader Timochenko has placed his faith in the Pope's visit to Colombia to herald the FARC-Santos Agreement ( Twitter ). Pope Francis urged Colombians skeptical of a peace deal with guerrillas to be open to reconciliation with those who have repented, speaking hours after a top rebel leader asked the pontiff for forgiveness. (more...)
Salt Lake County DA requests FBI assistance in Nurse Alex Wubbels investigation Salt Lake County DA requests FBI assistance in Nurse Alex Wubbels investigation
- September 09, 2017

Though Gray wasn't suspected of wrongdoing, officers routinely test everyone involved in serious accidents to make sure they've investigated every aspect of the crash, Jensen said . The incident attracted nationwide attention and calls for action after videos of the arrest were released . "There continue to be issues that go beyond merely a criminal investigation, and in an effort to address those concerns, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office has formally asked for assistance ... (more...)
Government imposes restrictions in Downtown Srinagar to thwart pro-Rohingya protests Government imposes restrictions in Downtown Srinagar to thwart pro-Rohingya protests
- September 09, 2017

Both communities also urged the Australian government to pressurize Myanmar government to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Because the Myanmar government does not allow global organizations to enter the region, however, exact death tolls are impossible to ascertain. (more...)
Betsy DeVos Indicates Big Plans to Betsy DeVos Indicates Big Plans to "Reframe" Title IX
- September 09, 2017

Summary: On Thursday, Betsy DeVos said she would rescind the 2011 Title XI college rape guidelines. Yesterday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed the public regarding a controversial and hard issue - Title IX. "These are non-negotiable principles". "Let me be clear at the outset: Acts of sexual misconduct are reprehensible, disgusting and unacceptable". "Never again will these acts only be whispered about in closed-off counseling rooms or swept under the rug", she pledged. (more...)
North Korea expected to conduct missile tests on Sept 9 holiday North Korea expected to conduct missile tests on Sept 9 holiday
- September 09, 2017

South Korea is expecting the potential launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by North Korea on Saturday to celebrate the anniversary of the reclusive nation's founding, The destroyers Fitzgerald and McCain, both ballistic missile defense ships capable of shooting down North Korean missiles, were involved in recent deadly collisions that killed 17 American sailors. (more...)
US Airlines, Airports Prepare For Irma's Arrival US Airlines, Airports Prepare For Irma's Arrival
- September 09, 2017

Henry McMaster ordered mandatory evacuations of barrier island in Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper Counties only. Now only the 27 facilities and three hospitals in Beaufort and Jasper counties are being required to evacuate, the governor said. (more...)
Bannon: Christie response to 'Access Hollywood' tape cost him White House job Bannon: Christie response to 'Access Hollywood' tape cost him White House job
- September 09, 2017

Bannon, seen by many as an architect of Trump's policy agenda, was pushed out of as White House strategist in August, and has since returned to his executive position at Breitbart News. "And on that day, that's the first time and only time he ever got upset with me". It had no lasting impact on the campaign, ' he said. Trump ultimately offered a mea culpa as part of a strategy to save his White House hopes. (more...)
Gov. Abbott Forms Commission To Aid Harvey Rebuilding Efforts Gov. Abbott Forms Commission To Aid Harvey Rebuilding Efforts
- September 09, 2017

Other agency officials will accompany Abbott and Sharp including representatives from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Military Department, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Texas Water Development Board. (more...)
China Worried Nuclear Fallout Could Force Hand on North Korea China Worried Nuclear Fallout Could Force Hand on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

China, meanwhile, has always been North Korea's main ally, but - like Russian Federation - has supported recent sanctions against Pyongyang in light of its ongoing missile tests . The White House said the two leaders spoke via telephone to address North Korea's claim last week that it tested a hydrogen bomb . Trump has repeatedly leaned on China in hopes that the North Korean neighbor and its biggest trading partner will exert its influence to bring a stop to the regime's ... (more...)
Hurricane Floodwaters Are Headed For Trump's Mar-A-Lago Hurricane Floodwaters Are Headed For Trump's Mar-A-Lago
- September 09, 2017

When reporters asked Mar-a-Lago member and former Palm Beach Mayor Jack McDonald about the sum, he said , "I am unable to comprehend $17 million in reimbursable damage". "As Irma approaches, our policyholders' highest priority must be their personal safety", said Citizens president Barry Gilway. It operates only during the winter social "season" in Palm Beach, which runs roughly from Halloween to Mother's Day. (more...)
IL public schools get first payment from state IL public schools get first payment from state
- September 09, 2017

Last month, S&P Global Ratings said the bond sale could help protect Illinois' BBB-minus credit rating from a downgrade to junk. The state's top financial officers, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Michael Frerichs , had urged the governor to issue bonds in the past and applauded his decision Thursday in separate press releases. (more...)
Atlanta and Talladega speedways perform kind gestures in response to Hurricane Irma Atlanta and Talladega speedways perform kind gestures in response to Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

Atlanta Motor Speedway is located approximately 25 miles south of Atlanta . The Speedway, which is equipped to handle thousands of campers during its annual NASCAR weekend, will open both RV and tent campgrounds to any interested evacuees beginning September 7. (more...)
Michael Bennett's Attorney Calls for Investigation into Las Vegas Police Michael Bennett's Attorney Calls for Investigation into Las Vegas Police
- September 09, 2017

Michael Bennett claimed he was racially profiled after the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight when bangs that sounded like gunshots rang out in a crowded area. "To see him on the ground like that, there's not much more words to say then, it's terrifying and it's unacceptable based on the situation", Wilson said. (more...)
ISIL war minister killed in Syria ISIL war minister killed in Syria
- September 09, 2017

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, on September 5, 2017, information was received through various sources that IS commanders were planning to hold a meeting at a disguised command center on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor. Khalimov, the US -trained commander of Tajikistan's elite police force, defected to Islamic State in April 2015 and later posted a video address, vowing to return home to establish sharia law in his Central Asian nation and to take jihad to Russian Federation ... (more...)
Arizona rescue unit going to Georgia for Irma aftermath Arizona rescue unit going to Georgia for Irma aftermath
- September 09, 2017

The massive Hurricane Irma was headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday. Hurricane Irma could put them back on the road again soon. It then appears increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday. (more...)
Seahawks Insider: Eddie Lacy pondering a Lambeau Leap Seahawks Insider: Eddie Lacy pondering a Lambeau Leap
- September 09, 2017

But they are in at least two cities. The fourth overall pick in 2014 mostly allayed those concerns in training camp , or should we say training camps, after he was traded from the Bills to the Rams last month. For a team that always wants to run the ball, Seattle is starting the season with a remarkably murky situation at RB, and Sunday's game will give us our first clues as to how things might be shaking out. (more...)
Kenyatta vows to beat Raila Kenyatta vows to beat Raila
- September 09, 2017

The leader of Kenya's opposition on Tuesday rejected the new date for presidential elections set by Kenya's electoral body, saying that the opposition had not been consulted and key issues went unaddressed, adding a threat to boycott the race. (more...)