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Have investors grown too comfortable with North Korea? Have investors grown too comfortable with North Korea?
- September 19, 2017

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under leader Kim Jong Un as it accelerates a weapons program created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said North Korea's largest trading partners and closest links - a clear reference to China - must "demonstrate that they are doing everything in their power to implement the sanctions of the Security Council and to encourage the North Korean regime to change course". (more...)
New England coastline under tropical storm watch; Maria now a hurricane New England coastline under tropical storm watch; Maria now a hurricane
- September 19, 2017

The U.S. territory on Monday imposed rationing of basic supplies including water, milk, baby formula, canned foods, batteries, flashlights and other items. Power outages will likely last for weeks or even months. "We have an extremely weak infrastructure that has already been hit by one storm", he said. (more...)
Sean Spicer Says Sean Spicer Says "Of Course" He Regrets Lying About Inauguration Crowd
- September 19, 2017

Another posted: 'Acting like Sean Spicer is just another amusing guy is the same blurring of entertainment and politics that led to Trump becoming president'. "Sean, do you know?" CNN's Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza was more pointed in saying that Spicer's Emmys moment wasn't at all amusing, given that, as a taxpayer-supported White House employee, he willfully subverted the facts when he made false claims about crowd sizes. (more...)
Odisha Seashore chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal Odisha Seashore chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal
- September 19, 2017

The Central probe agency also suspects the Seashore Group doled out money and freebies to the legislator as the company had set up a few factories in Cuttack . The BJD lawmaker has been booked under section 120 (B) of IPC. Biswal arrested in connection with multi-crore chit fund scam. Seashore Group is one of the 44 ponzi companies in Odisha which came under the scanner of CBI and ED following an order of the Supreme Court to probe their finances and transactions. (more...)
The high cost of allowing free speech at UC Berkeley The high cost of allowing free speech at UC Berkeley
- September 19, 2017

Yiannopoulos promised the events after protesters forced him to cancel a planned speech at the university in February. But there are a lot of mixed messages on campus pertaining to what is Free Speech Week and who is coming. "It's quite simple: The University didn't want the event to happen, but they couldn't cancel outright, so they needed to make it look like it was our own fault", said Pranav Jandhyala, News Editor for the Berkeley Patriot. (more...)
Trump, South Korean leader discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man' Trump, South Korean leader discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man'
- September 19, 2017

But the liberal-leaning government of President Moon Jae-in said it has no intention of requesting that the USA bring back such weapons. Though Trump's top aides emphasized that the administration is examining all diplomatic measures to rein in Pyongyang, they made clear that military options remain on the table. (more...)
Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East
- September 19, 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the meeting covered the crisis in Syria , the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and "Middle East" issues. Possible topics include the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Syrian civil war and North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. He went on to say ties between Russian Federation and the USA greatly impact global plans and policies. (more...)
Mattis: US to send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan Mattis: US to send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan
- September 19, 2017

The announcement by Mattis comes after Trump announced last August 21 that the United States would continue fighting the longest war in its history, a war that has gone on for nearly 16 years. (more...)
Dead man unnoticed for eight months Dead man unnoticed for eight months
- September 19, 2017

The body was so decomposed that investigators were not able to immediately determine the gender or race, but later identified it as Potter's and said it appeared he died by suicide . The family has hired an attorney to help them find out what went wrong, and why it took so long for Potter to be found. 'We wish them peace during this hard time'. (more...)
Donald Trump tweets about 'Rocket Man' Kim, 'Crooked Hillary' Donald Trump tweets about 'Rocket Man' Kim, 'Crooked Hillary'
- September 19, 2017

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution a week ago mandating tougher new sanctions against Pyongyang that included banning textile imports and capping crude and petrol supply. Xinhua did not link the drills to current tension over North Korea. "Too bad!" Trump said in a Twitter post on Sunday morning. Meanwhile the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote the country's weapons tests demonstrated its ability to "turn the American empire into a sea of flames ... (more...)
Bitter: Hillary Won't Rule Out Contesting 2016 Result Bitter: Hillary Won't Rule Out Contesting 2016 Result
- September 19, 2017

In an interview earlier today, Clinton did not rule out that she would challenge the legitimacy of the election if more information about Russian interference comes out. In her most incendiary comments since the election, Clinton admitted that she would not rule out questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump's victory if the investigation into election meddling reveals that Russia's "interference in the election is even deeper than we know now". (more...)
Woman Deflects Robbery Attempt With Trick From TV Woman Deflects Robbery Attempt With Trick From TV
- September 19, 2017

If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet [sic]. "Do not turn around until after you have left civic center + you will live", landed on her lap. I think it had something to do with watching a lot of 'Law & Order.' I think I saw that in an episode. "I was very impressed with myself". A couple nearby came over and asked if she was OK, and Dragland handed them the note. (more...)
N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed
- September 19, 2017

Cui also stressed that the U.S. "cannot simply foist the [North Korean nuclear and missile] issue on China". However, despite the physical proximity of the foreign ministers of the two Koreas and the United States, a UN source said it is "realistically difficult" for Tillerson and Ri to engage in a proper discussion under the current circumstances. (more...)
At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts
- September 19, 2017

HBO finished Emmys season with 29 Emmy statues, leading the pack for the 17th consecutive year. It's not only women in front of the camera, it's women behind the cameras. Meanwhile, its big winners were Master of None , which won for Waithe's excellent episode about a young woman coming out to her mother, and anthology series Black Mirror , which won two awards for " San Junipero "-an installment that used sci-fi tropes to tell a queer love story in an era that didn't really have many ... (more...)
Maria strengthens into hurricane, ready to hammer tired Caribbean Maria strengthens into hurricane, ready to hammer tired Caribbean
- September 19, 2017

Trump also did so for the U.S. Virgin Islands . Maria was about 445 kilometres (275 miles) east-southeast of the Leeward island of Dominica with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometres (75 miles) per hour at 4 PM (2000 GMT), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. (more...)
Selena Gomez's Mom Recalls the Horror of Her Daughter's Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez's Mom Recalls the Horror of Her Daughter's Kidney Transplant
- September 19, 2017

Raisa also shared a photo of the two of them in the hospital, writing, "I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process". "We're all human & need self care. i hope both these icons heal safe & feel good. such wonderful role models for being so honest with a very critical world". (more...)
New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage
- September 19, 2017

Although most flights are still on schedule, passengers should still confirm this online or with the airline. At this stage, only Z service stations have reported running out of fuel as a result of the incident, which has been causing havoc in the aviation industry with scores of flights in and out of Auckland Airport cancelled, delayed or diverted. (more...)
'Boris is Boris,' says Theresa May 'Boris is Boris,' says Theresa May
- September 19, 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd launched the most scathing attack on Johnson, who she accused of " backseat driving ". "When the burden of office is lifted from my shoulders I will of course look back with great pride on my time doing all sorts of things", Johnson said after he was asked if he would miss his job when it's over. (more...)
Tom Brady Hopes Colin Kaepernick Gets Another Shot in the NFL Tom Brady Hopes Colin Kaepernick Gets Another Shot in the NFL
- September 19, 2017

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , there are players in the Bengals' locker room rooting for Kaepernick to come in to take over for starter Andy Dalton , rather than pivoting to backup A.J. "My attention goes in a lot of places, so not much". The league's best player, Tom Brady , wants to know that, too. On Sunday, writer and activist Shaun King and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter each took to their respective Twitter accounts to share slices of the candid ... (more...)
Rainbow Dogs Marched For Marriage Equality In Australia & The Pictures Are Precious Rainbow Dogs Marched For Marriage Equality In Australia & The Pictures Are Precious
- September 19, 2017

The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia's ballot over whether to legalise same-sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress. (more...)