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Gov. Cuomo releases numbers on Excelsior Scholarship participation Gov. Cuomo releases numbers on Excelsior Scholarship participation
- October 03, 2017

The 22,000 Excelsior beneficiaries aligns with the state's projections for the first year of the program, the governor's office said. With the help of the new excelsior scholarship and grants, approximately 53 percent of students will now go to SUNY and CUNY schools tuition free. (more...)
CBS Fires Executive Over Tweet About the Las Vegas Mass Shooting CBS Fires Executive Over Tweet About the Las Vegas Mass Shooting
- October 03, 2017

TV NETWORK CBS has sacked a legal executive who said she was "not even sympathetic" to the victims of the worst mass shooting in United States history because they were probably "Republican gun toters". "Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families". On Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the mass shooting as an " act of pure evil " and ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff to honor the dead in Las Vegas. (more...)
National Football League and Raiders donate to Las Vegas Victims Fund National Football League and Raiders donate to Las Vegas Victims Fund
- October 03, 2017

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Sheriff Joe Lombardo created the account with a fundraising goal of $1 million. The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders. (more...)
ABS Announces How Many Voters Have Returned Their Postal Survey Forms
- October 03, 2017

Voters have been strongly encouraged to return their forms by October 27, before the final deadline of November 7. The estimate is based on Australia Post's count of the number of boxes of sorted envelopes - no one is counting numbers of individual forms at this stage. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting comes ahead of House vote on gun silencer bill
- October 03, 2017

It's very easy for Mrs. Clinton to criticize and to come out, but I think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter. "America's gun owners have been waiting for many years for Congress to send the SHARE Act to the president's desk", the NRA's legislative arm wrote last month when the bill was introduced. (more...)
Iranian FM to Visit Muscat, Doha Iranian FM to Visit Muscat, Doha
- October 03, 2017

During the meeting, Zarif and Sultan Qaboos underlined the need for all-out development of Tehran-Muscat reciprocal relations. Zarif will later leave Oman for Qatar to discuss the latest global and regional developments with the senior officials of that country. (more...)
Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea
- October 03, 2017

Despite UN sanctions and United States unilateral moves to punish companies that do business with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 38 North's Martyn Williams reports that Russian telecommunications provider TransTelekom (ТрансТелеКо́m) began routing North Korean Internet traffic at 5:38 PM Pyongyang time on Sunday. (more...)
UP Govt. denies reports of Taj Mahal's exclusion from Tourism Booklet UP Govt. denies reports of Taj Mahal's exclusion from Tourism Booklet
- October 03, 2017

The Taj Mahal , one of the seven wonders of the world and magnet for tourists and celebrities including Princess Diana, who famously posed outside it alone, telegraphing her disintegrating marriage, does not excite the imagination of Yogi Adityanath's administration. (more...)
What Happens If the Obamas Move to the Upper East Side? What Happens If the Obamas Move to the Upper East Side?
- October 03, 2017

The Obamas are reportedly looking at 10 Gracie Square, which is near New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's residence, Gracie Mansion. Real estate sources who spoke to the reporters speculated that this was the apartment the Obamas bought, but the Post was unable to confirm. (more...)
LAPD No Shooting at USC ... Campus Safe LAPD No Shooting at USC ... Campus Safe
- October 03, 2017

Some students are reporting that they heard gunfire. Within the hour, however, police confirmed that the campus was safe and that no shooting had occurred. The Department of Public Safety at USC told the Daily Trojan , the student paper, that the professor was undergoing a mental health evaluation at the scene. (more...)
Brady Campaign and Center Statement On Las Vegas Shooting Brady Campaign and Center Statement On Las Vegas Shooting
- October 03, 2017

But recent efforts in the Republican-controlled House have centered around loosening firearms laws, not tightening them. This is not the first time Pelosi's made the request. Republicans have offered condolences but no calls for any specific legislative action. Former Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords , a champion for stronger gun control who survived being shot in the head in 2011, had been scheduled to campaign for Northam in Northern Virginia on Monday. (more...)
OJ Simpson Freed After Nine Years In Prison, Spends Night In Vegas OJ Simpson Freed After Nine Years In Prison, Spends Night In Vegas
- October 03, 2017

Simpson , 70, said his freedom has not fully registered in his mind. Over 20 years ago, Simpson went on trial for the 1994 killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson , and her friend Ron Goldman . Nevada Department of Corrections also posted a video to Facebook showing Simpson walking out of the facility upon his release. It's a new chapter for the one-time pop culture phenomenon whose fame was once again on display when the major TV networks carried his parole hearing live. (more...)
Funding for children's health insurance program at risk Funding for children's health insurance program at risk
- October 03, 2017

Now federal funding for CHIP is nonexistent. Without knowing when Congress will act, Alker says several states are torn about whether to send out notices to families warning that coverage could be cut off or enrollment frozen. That change alone, he said, would boost state spending by $10 million to $15 million. It turns out Congress was so busy trying to pass the last Trumpcare bill that it simply neglected to get around to reauthorizing CHIP by the deadline this past Saturday. (more...)
Las Vegas killer's father was bank robber on Federal Bureau of Investigation most wanted list Las Vegas killer's father was bank robber on Federal Bureau of Investigation most wanted list
- October 03, 2017

Stephen Paddock , who had worked previously as an accountant and never served in the military, was " not an avid gun guy at all ", though he had a couple of handguns and a long gun, he said. Stephen Paddock once owned a home in Melbourne, Fla. Earlier, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said there were at least 10 rifles in the room but noted that the investigation was still underway. (more...)
Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them' Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them'
- October 03, 2017

He said 11 regional staging areas have been receiving food and water across the island and that telecommunication has been restored in several key municipalities, including San Juan. The remarks, in tweets and from the manicured green, demonstrated Trump's defiance in the face of charges that he has been distracted and his administration slow to respond to the USA territory's struggle to restore power and basic services in the two weeks after the storm. (more...)
Philip Hammond slaps down Boris Johnson: 'no one is unsackable' Philip Hammond slaps down Boris Johnson: 'no one is unsackable'
- October 03, 2017

Britain must resolve the short term challenge of uncertainty caused by Brexit and accelerate the talks to deliver a time-limited transition period of around two years, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday. That is our position", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. She told the BBC's Westminster Hour last night: "If he can't, sort of, keep schtum about his own views, if he can't give up the oxygen of publicity, if he can't stop setting down arbitrary red lines, then yes, he has ... (more...)
NewsAlert: 2 Canadians among nearly 60 killed in Las Vegas massacre NewsAlert: 2 Canadians among nearly 60 killed in Las Vegas massacre
- October 02, 2017

The two Canadians were in a crowd of thousands listening to country-music performers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on them from a 32nd-floor room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. "I am right outside of the festival grounds. We just don't know what to do", they told the Canadian news outlet. Global Affairs Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the number of Canadians who may have been affected by the shooting in the city known for ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton: Would've Been More Deaths If Las Vegas Shooter Had 'Silencer' Hillary Clinton: Would've Been More Deaths If Las Vegas Shooter Had 'Silencer'
- October 02, 2017

A bill introduced earlier this year by Republican Jeff Duncan, frames the issue as a public health matter, saying that gun owners risk suffering hearing damage without access to silencers. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson called the shooting "yet another reminder that we need to renew and reinforce our efforts to remove and keep weapons from the hands of those who should not have them". (more...)
Kenyan Police Fire Tear Gas at Demonstrators Kenyan Police Fire Tear Gas at Demonstrators
- October 02, 2017

Kenya's Supreme Court voided the August 8 election citing irregularities, without finding any individual at the election board responsible. The court criticized election the board on procedural grounds but did not find any individual at the board responsible. (more...)
Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Minnesota's Sex Offender Program Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Minnesota's Sex Offender Program
- October 02, 2017

He said the ruling means the federal courts are keeping their hands off state decisions to commit sex offenders, and he said that should concern everyone who believes that the federal court system should guard the constitutional rights of people who are oppressed by the state. (more...)