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North Dakota soybean production up, corn down North Dakota soybean production up, corn down
- September 13, 2017

If realized, soybean production would be record high, topping the previous record of 4.307 billion bushels in 2016. Due to increasing supply and falling use, USDA said corn ending stocks are up 62 million bushels when compared to last month's estimates. (more...)
Did Trump Just Subtweet MSNBC Reporter Katy Tur? Did Trump Just Subtweet MSNBC Reporter Katy Tur?
- September 13, 2017

The journalist visited more than 40 states as the "Trump correspondent" for NBC News and MSNBC , beginning on June 16, 2015, when Trump descended the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. She reminded viewers that most political watchdogs considered a reality TV star running for president "hilarious" and said that he has "mood swings", characterizations sure to rankle Trump. (more...)
Dogs run in drained Tampa bay after water sucked into Irma Dogs run in drained Tampa bay after water sucked into Irma
- September 13, 2017

A Florida man who suggested shooting guns at Hurricane Irma out of "stress and boredom" has found that his idea has captured peoples' imaginations - with over 46,000 signing up to join in . During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Ly said he went to an island to feed stranded people. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning with top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph). (more...)
Weakened But Still Deadly Irma Pounds Southeast With Wind, Flooding Weakened But Still Deadly Irma Pounds Southeast With Wind, Flooding
- September 13, 2017

After Harvey's devastation and Irma's continued destruction, this is the first time ever the USA has had to deal with two category 4 storms in the same year. Irma made a second landfall as a Category 3 storm at Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida's southwest coast, on Sunday afternoon. The company updated technology - which Silagy says now allows it to pinpoint outages without customers needing to report them - and strengthened power lines and poles. (more...)
Beaufort County to Assess Damage Tuesday to Determine when Residents Can Return Beaufort County to Assess Damage Tuesday to Determine when Residents Can Return
- September 13, 2017

Electrical lines are down everywhere across Florida , and streets are covered with all kinds of debris - parts of buildings, trees, furniture, abandoned cars and boats. Irma first hit the islands called the Florida Keys early Sunday, when the storm was at its greatest strength. "Our goal is don't put any more lives at risk", he said, adding that the current major threat is flooding in the northern part of the state. (more...)
Hurricane Irma roars into Florida Keys, brings deadly storm surge Hurricane Irma roars into Florida Keys, brings deadly storm surge
- September 13, 2017

While walking his dog in nearby Centennial Olympic Park, Thompson encountered a couple dozen of other evacuated Florida residents who in the same predicament as them. The far-flung island lost power and phone connections, but some news began to emerge from Key West late Sunday night. A few miles away, a huge sinkhole opened at the edge of an apartment building, swallowing air conditioning units and bushes. (more...)
Iraqi Kurdish leader defends independence vote Iraqi Kurdish leader defends independence vote
- September 13, 2017

Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the Baghdad government to "take all steps to protect the unity of Iraq and open a serious dialogue" with Iraqi Kurdish leaders. He said that today's vote by the Iraqi parliament empowers the Iraqi government to resort to military measures against the Kurdistan Region, something that is both a major "setback" to Iraqi democracy and also in violation of an agreement signed between the central and regional ... (more...)
Canada judge suspended for wearing Trump hat in court Canada judge suspended for wearing Trump hat in court
- September 13, 2017

The judicial council didn't take the matter that lightly, saying the conduct warranted a severe reprimand , even if it didn't think Zabel should be removed from his office. The hearing panel said his apology did not go far enough. However, the council said, “we are satisfied that members of vulnerable groups need have no fear about the treatment they would receive from Justice Zabel.”. (more...)
Rebel Wilson Awarded More Than Four Million Dollars By Judge Rebel Wilson Awarded More Than Four Million Dollars By Judge
- September 13, 2017

Wilson was seeking $7 million after she successfully sued the Woman's Day publisher over eight articles , which she described in court earlier this year a "malicious, deliberate take-down" of her. "I had to stand up to a bully, a huge media organisation, Bauer Media, who maliciously took me down in 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles", Ms Wilson said after the verdict in June. (more...)
US Senate backs resolution against white nationalists US Senate backs resolution against white nationalists
- September 13, 2017

What happened in Charlottesville was domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists who tragically cut short the life of a young woman, Heather Heyer , and led to the deaths of two Virginia State Police troopers Berke Bates and Lt. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Virginia, and Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, introduced the measure in the House. "We hope that President Trump will move quickly to sign this resolution and commit his Administration to address the rise of hate groups". (more...)
As sanctions bite, are North Korea hackers stepping up bitcoin attacks? As sanctions bite, are North Korea hackers stepping up bitcoin attacks?
- September 13, 2017

Russian smugglers are illicitly supplying North Korea with contraband energy and goods, evading sanctions and ignoring concerns about the isolated Asian country's nuclear tests , the Washington Post reported Monday. Donald Trump doesn't get it. Seoul-based Bithumb is the world's biggest exchange for ethereum. These costs can be inflicted by either a thermonuclear or nuclear weapon, and while North Korea has only miniaturized its fission weapons recently it has possessed this kind of ... (more...)
McConnell Says Democrats' Glee on Debt Limit Deal Was Premature
- September 13, 2017

Congressional Republicans, after all, really wanted a debt limit increase that would extend past the 2018 midterm elections, avoiding another potential intra-party meltdown. Still, just having the option on the table of delaying the debt ceiling changes the entire narrative for Republicans, many of whom were lambasting Trump for dealing with the Democrats and chastising McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan for not anticipating the deal and preventing it. (more...)
South Korea braces for possible weekend missile test from the North South Korea braces for possible weekend missile test from the North
- September 13, 2017

The prime minister had a 30-minute phone call with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, with North Korea dominating the conversation. The main opposition Liberty Korea Party is serious about the idea, having adopted a campaign for the reintroduction of United States tactical nukes in the country. (more...)
Toronto hydro crews en route to Florida in wake of Irma Toronto hydro crews en route to Florida in wake of Irma
- September 13, 2017

Power companies from the D.C. metropolitan area have been sending employees to assist, and Dominion Energy said it is contributing more resources to the effort this week. "Our crews are ready and anxious to help our friends to the southeast". Courtesy KY Power -Kentucky Power employees pull out of the Pikeville Service Center on Tuesday to assist Florida utilities in restoring electric service following Hurricane Irma. (more...)
Rohingya violence a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing,' United Nations rights chief says Rohingya violence a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing,' United Nations rights chief says
- September 13, 2017

The Myanmar government said 421 people had died. About 200 protesters rallied outside Myanmar's embassy in Malaysia on Friday urging Kuala Lumpur to sever diplomatic ties with Yangon. The committee called on the Pakistan government to engage multilaterally with the global community on the issue, demanding that the government raise the matter of brutalities against the Muslims in the United Nations Human Rights Council. (more...)
Final Applicants Expected Before Arkansas Medical Marijuana Deadline Final Applicants Expected Before Arkansas Medical Marijuana Deadline
- September 13, 2017

An Iowa agency has been advised to halt implementation of a small section in the state's new medical marijuana law amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government. LARA will issue emergency rules to render such businesses "a potential impediment" to its license plan. In the meantime, some board members have signaled that existing dispensaries should have to close in order to qualify. (more...)
No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case
- September 13, 2017

Now, almost two-and-a-half years later and under the Trump administration, Justice Department investigators have concluded that no charges are warranted, according to the sources. Porter had gone to trial once, but the proceeding ended in a mistrial. The city remains under a consent decree agreed to in the waning days of the Obama administration. (more...)
Eight victims killed by gunman at Cowboys watch party in Plano identified Eight victims killed by gunman at Cowboys watch party in Plano identified
- September 13, 2017

Investigators said Monday the gunman arrived at his former home Sunday at about 8 p.m., armed with multiple weapons. Authorities in North Texas say several people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at the Plano home. The motive behind the shooting had not been established yet. "Our first responding officer heard gunshots, made entry in the house and confronted the suspect, ultimately shooting and killing the suspect", Officer Tilley said. (more...)
Russia Used Facebook to Promote Anti-refugee Rally in Twin Falls Russia Used Facebook to Promote Anti-refugee Rally in Twin Falls
- September 13, 2017

On Wednesday, Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, revealed that Russian Federation had "likely" used 470 fake accounts to buy about $100,000 worth of advertising promoting "divisive social and political messages" to Americans. (more...)
Charges Being Considered For Justine Damond's Killer Charges Being Considered For Justine Damond's Killer
- September 13, 2017

Freeman has said he expects to make a decision on charges for Noor before the end of the year. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has wrapped its investigation into the officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of an Australian bride-to-be and have turned it over to prosecutors for their consideration. (more...)

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