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U.S. teen allowed insanity plea in 'Slender Man' stabbing case U.S. teen allowed insanity plea in 'Slender Man' stabbing case
- September 30, 2017

During the trial, a psychologist testified that Weier developed a condition called shared delusional disorder, in which she came to share Geyser's delusion that Slenderman was real, CNN affiliate WISN reported . Geyser ultimately inflicted the wounds, at Weier's urging. Both teens asserted insanity defenses and said they had wanted to please Slender Man - a sinister internet meme often inserted into the background of ominous black-and-white photos - so that he would not hurt their families. (more...)
San Juan's Mayor Pleads for Federal Help After Hurricane San Juan's Mayor Pleads for Federal Help After Hurricane
- September 30, 2017

Although Trump earlier this week cited Cruz in a tweet, thanking her for "your kind words" about the federal response , in fact Cruz has been critical nearly daily, saying officials are moving too slowly. The Trump administration, including President Trump himself, has criticized the media for not showing the federal recovery effort in Puerto Rico in a good enough light. (more...)
Governor Jerry Brown signs affordable housing bills into law Governor Jerry Brown signs affordable housing bills into law
- September 30, 2017

State Sen. Nancy Skinner said her bills target the "Not In My Back Yard" situation that forestalls new housing projects in the Bay Area. The rest of the bills make it harder for cities and counties to evade state housing mandates and attempt to streamline the development process for projects that meet zoning, prevailing wage and other requirements. (more...)
Police stop Melbourne CBD vehicle rampage Police stop Melbourne CBD vehicle rampage
- September 30, 2017

Video footage taken by passers-by and posted online shows the green four-wheel drive reversing at speed down Swanston Street in the CBD before spinning 180 degrees. His driving was certainly erratic, which is concerning to Victoria Police and the community, but there was no intention that I'm aware of that he was trying to hurt anyone", he said. (more...)
Tzom Kal: Yom Kippur Begins Friday at Sunset Tzom Kal: Yom Kippur Begins Friday at Sunset
- September 30, 2017

It is said that God opens the Book of Life on Rosh Hashana , and closes it on Yom Kippur. For those who are not fasting, but are observing the Yom Kippur, you can wish them a "Good Yuntif, or Yom Tov" which is Yiddish and Hebrew, respectively, for "Have a good holy day". (more...)
Two leaves symbol: EPS, OPS faction has high chances to win Two leaves symbol: EPS, OPS faction has high chances to win
- September 30, 2017

The last date for submitting the affidavits was September 29. "The EC has rejected the request of T T V Dhinakaran for extension of time for submission of documents and hearing". Jayakumar and one of the leaders of the faction, K.P. Munusamy, told reporters that they were confident that the "Two Leaves" symbol would come to their faction because of the "100 per cent" support of the General Council members. (more...)
Google reportedly probing possible Russian meddling in election Google reportedly probing possible Russian meddling in election
- September 30, 2017

Specifically, Twitter said it sold ads for accounts connected to RT (Russia Today), which it acknowledges has strong links to the Russian government. Google has been asked to join Twitter and Facebook at two hearings in the House and Senate "where the industry will face questions - out in the open - about its safeguards against Russian political interference in the future", according to Recode. (more...)
Orange Shirt Day Celebrated Throughout SD8 Orange Shirt Day Celebrated Throughout SD8
- September 30, 2017

Canada's Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott is urging Canadians to wear orange on September 30 as part of Orange Shirt Day , an annual, nationwide effort to recognize the wrongs of the residential school system and honour survivors. (more...)
J&K: Restrictions in Srinagar to Prevent Shia Muharram Procession J&K: Restrictions in Srinagar to Prevent Shia Muharram Procession
- September 30, 2017

Moreover, the Health Department Sindh and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) declared a state of emergency at all public sector hospitals of Karachi and other parts of province and ordered availability of doctors, paramedics and medicines. (more...)
Car Strikes Multiple People Near New York's Penn Station Car Strikes Multiple People Near New York's Penn Station
- September 30, 2017

The incident caused some panic in the area; a witness said the van was dragging pedestrians before stopping near West 31st Street. Police said the driver, who was later seen in handcuffs as police talked with him, was shaken up after the crash and said that his gas pedal had gotten stuck on the floor mat. (more...)
Puerto Rico rejects $1 bln loan from power utility bondholder group Puerto Rico rejects $1 bln loan from power utility bondholder group
- September 30, 2017

Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA President and CEO, said, "The Power Authority is proud to assist the people of Puerto Rico during the bad devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria". That aid will hopefully help stabilize Puerto Rico in the short term. Cases of water, boxes of food and supplies Giselle Irizzary and her family collected to send to San Juan and Aguada, Puerto Rico was supposed to be on a plane Friday. (more...)
Trump, Ryan clear the way for gov't cash to Puerto Rico Trump, Ryan clear the way for gov't cash to Puerto Rico
- September 30, 2017

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan, has been a prominent champion of her city and island since Hurricane Maria came ashore last week and battered the USA territory. "We have done an incredible job considering there is absolutely nothing to work with", Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. (more...)
HRW says Yemen's warring parties blocking aid to civilians HRW says Yemen's warring parties blocking aid to civilians
- September 30, 2017

Launching the probe marks a victory for a group of European states and Canada, which pushed hard for an global inquiry fully independent of a Yemeni national investigation that is backed by the Saudis. "After more than two years of impunity for horrendous crimes in Yemen, today could mark a turning point", HRW's Geneva director John Fisher said in a statement. (more...)
Nicki Minaj And Azealia Banks Finally End Feud, Rapper Apologizes On Instagram Nicki Minaj And Azealia Banks Finally End Feud, Rapper Apologizes On Instagram
- September 30, 2017

This week, after Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" rose to No. 1, Banks decided it was a good time to go after her while also defending Nicki Minaj , who hasn't yet hit the top of the charts. Nicki sent a brief and welcomed reply, telling the 26-year-old, "You're very talented & very smart". "I'm going to go even deeper than I went with The Pinkprint, because I have a lot to talk about". (more...)
Suspect captured after 2 officers shot, one fatally Suspect captured after 2 officers shot, one fatally
- September 30, 2017

After that, shots were fired. When the officers began talking to them, they acted suspiciously and Spangler pulled out a handgun and shot both officers, said Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. According to Northwest Georgia News , the shooting happened around 11 a.m. on Santa Claus Road near Highway 100 between the cities of Cave Spring and Cedartown. (more...)
Rep. Gutierrez Heading To Puerto Rico To Survey Damage From Maria Rep. Gutierrez Heading To Puerto Rico To Survey Damage From Maria
- September 30, 2017

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said the Defense Department is in charge of a lot but not everything. The Central Mississippi United for Puerto Rico Organization is having a disaster relief drive this Saturday in Vicksburg, MS. The RMS estimates also factor in what the company terms "amplifying effects" on industry losses, including power outages combined with a lack of fuel for electricity generators , which will exacerbate problems for Puerto Rico's economy with significant ... (more...)
Man in Saudi Arabia Arrested After Promising To Attack Women Drivers Man in Saudi Arabia Arrested After Promising To Attack Women Drivers
- September 29, 2017

The kingdom is the only country in the world that bars women from driving . "An important step in the right direction". Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive from next June, in a historic decision that makes the ultra-conservative kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel. (more...)
Pop star Daddy Yankee gives $1M in relief aid to Puerto Rico Pop star Daddy Yankee gives $1M in relief aid to Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

We have enough fuel for all kinds of aircraft; we just need the jets to start arriving. She says she was desperate to hear from family there. "Plenty of vessels can get cargo to the island", agrees Mark Miller, Crowley's vice president of communications. (more...)
Thousands of emergency supply containers are trapped at Puerto Rico's port Thousands of emergency supply containers are trapped at Puerto Rico's port
- September 29, 2017

One week after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico , the U.S. Defense Department said 80 percent of the island's electricity lines are damaged and almost half its residents are without drinking water. The roadway system is gone in many places. Miller said those boxes must move so the company can get even more emergency supplies on the ground. That last mile is a coordinated sequenced process to be able to get it to the points of distribution. (more...)
China rolls out EV quotas for 2019 China rolls out EV quotas for 2019
- September 29, 2017

At a press conference by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) yesterday, officials highlighted they intend the joint fuel efficiency and EV requirements to help enhance China's worldwide competitiveness, increase its market leadership in electric vehicle technologies, and to catch-up their standards to those of E.U., Japan, and other jurisdictions. (more...)

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