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Trump's hot air on hurricanes Trump's hot air on hurricanes
- October 21, 2017

The Trump administration and Congress are considering further assistance for the bankrupt US territory as it seeks to recover from its worst natural disaster in 90 years. The Senate is expected to vote in coming days on an aid package that includes $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has been helping Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. (more...)
Hyderabad's air quality takes a hit on Diwali Hyderabad's air quality takes a hit on Diwali
- October 21, 2017

This, according to PCB officials, was much worse than the 91 ug/m3 recorded a year ago. It says exposure to average annual concentrations of PM2.5 of 35 ug/m3 or above is associated with a 15 per cent higher long-term mortality risk. According to SAFAR-the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research, the pollution indicator turned a deep shade of brown, indicating "severe" air quality in the national capital. (more...)
Mom claims daughter's head shaved without permission Mom claims daughter's head shaved without permission
- October 21, 2017

When asked why, Robinson said she was told for hygienic purposes. 'There was no hygenical reason to shave my child's head. "I'm not afraid to say it and talk about the elephant in the room, I believe it's a biracial matter and by shaving her head close they were somehow implying that straighter hair is better than dread, curly hair", attorney Richard Kendall said. (more...)
Stocks You Can't Afford to Pass Up: Fastenal Company (FAST), Intel Corporation Stocks You Can't Afford to Pass Up: Fastenal Company (FAST), Intel Corporation
- October 21, 2017

In other news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 61,860 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. About 108,009 shares traded. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 71.82% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Pak court indicts Sharif in 3rd corruption case Pak court indicts Sharif in 3rd corruption case
- October 21, 2017

The court charged Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income. Pakistan's top court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif on July 28 in the Panama Papers case verdict that showed that his children were owners of offshore companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and the companies were used to buy properties in London. (more...)
This 'inflatable space yacht' could be in orbit by 2022
- October 21, 2017

The unit is comprised of a multi-layered Kevlar-like material and is about one-third the size of the International Space Station. Robert Bigelow, President of Bigelow Aerospace said that they are excited to work with ULA on this lunar project and their lunar depot plan is a strong complement to other plans meant to eventually put people on Mars. (more...)
1 dead in shooting at Woodhaven Stamping Plant 1 dead in shooting at Woodhaven Stamping Plant
- October 21, 2017

No employees at the plant were injured and no one was shot except for the shooter, police say. A statement from the Woodhaven Police Department said several emergency calls were received from Ford employees reporting someone armed with a gun was inside the facility. (more...)
Tech companies unite to fight for Dreamers Tech companies unite to fight for Dreamers
- October 21, 2017

Uber spokesman Matthew Wing highlighted their involvement, saying, "Uber joined the Coalition for the American Dream because we stand with the Dreamers". Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called the it "particularly cruel". Numerous companies that endorsed that letter are named as joining the new coalition. (more...)
GoFundMe For Family of Green Beret Killed in Niger Raises Over $600000 GoFundMe For Family of Green Beret Killed in Niger Raises Over $600000
- October 21, 2017

The ambush resulted in a fight that lasted for about 30 minutes. Mattis described the mission being performed by the USA troops in Niger as a classic example of training that Army Green Berets have performed worldwide for decades, usually with no publicity. (more...)
Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban
- October 21, 2017

In an apparent attempt to avoid the "Muslim ban" label that was applied to previous restrictions, Trump's proclamation also included citizens of North Korea and some officials of Venezuela's government. The ban was scheduled to go into effect on October 18, The Washington Post reports. (The bans against Venezuela and North Korea are allowed to begin Wednesday as scheduled.) It's possible that the federal government will try to rush the ruling to a higher court for an appeal, but it's ... (more...)
White House says $25000 check White House says $25000 check "has been sent" to fallen soldier's father
- October 21, 2017

This comes after a wave of criticism accusing Trump of taking 12 days to even mention the soldiers' deaths at all, never mind taking the time to actually call their families. Obama had promised an undisclosed amount to be used to set up a charity in Mueller's name, and when ABC News brought attention to it, the money was finally delivered-and Obama called the situation an oversight. (more...)
One dead, one missing after fuel barge catches fire One dead, one missing after fuel barge catches fire
- October 21, 2017

Six people safely boarded a tugboat, Steinmiller said. The barge contains about 133,000 barrels of crude oil, according to a Coast Guard news release. Friday morning's barge fire just offshore from Port Aransas has led to a temporary closure at the Port of Corpus Christi. The US Coast Guard was responding to the fire two miles off of Texas's San Jose Island, the report said, and a safety zone was set up around the barge to keep out incoming traffic. (more...)
Hawaii official hails another travel ban victory Hawaii official hails another travel ban victory
- October 21, 2017

That order , which was set to go into effect tomorrow, bars visitors from eight countries - Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen - indefinitely. In both Maryland and Hawaii , the judges limited their latest rulings to travelers from the six Muslim-majority countries on the list. Another writer for National Review , David French, made his point in the headline of his article: "Once Again, Judges Defy the Law to Defy Trump". (more...)
North Carolina students, driver escape school bus fire North Carolina students, driver escape school bus fire
- October 21, 2017

More than a dozen North Carolina high school students escaped injury after their school bus caught fire. Superintendent Clayton Wilcox praised the efforts of both students and bus driver in safely evacuating before the explosion. "And that's when the front just exploded", said Rushing. Fortunately the school bus driver was able to restart the bus only to have smoke begin billowing from the engine compartment a couple miles into the route. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj concerned over missing Indian 3-year-old in the US Sushma Swaraj concerned over missing Indian 3-year-old in the US
- October 21, 2017

According to reports, Sherin Mathews went missing after her father made her stand outside their house for not finishing her milk on Saturday. "Indian Embassy in USA is actively involved and they keep me informed", Swaraj tweeted on Thursday. (more...)
Senate passes budget blueprint with eye toward tax reform: Here's what's next Senate passes budget blueprint with eye toward tax reform: Here's what's next
- October 21, 2017

That approval paves the way for their tax-cut proposal that would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade to pay for the cuts. Democrats had planned to focus on four key tax-reform topics meant to make Republicans cast politically awkward votes: tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class, reductions to Medicare and Medicaid spending, and increases to the budget deficit. (more...)
States ask court to force Trump to pay Obamacare insurers key subsidies States ask court to force Trump to pay Obamacare insurers key subsidies
- October 21, 2017

Here's the problem: Obamacare didn't make spending on CSRs mandatory. Again, a federal district court judge decided that Obama's actions were outside the bounds of the Constitution and ruled the payments illegal without an appropriation from Congress. (more...)
Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Allow Execution Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Allow Execution
- October 21, 2017

The state has argued they have allowed multiple executions to proceed using the sedative midazolam and that McNabb presents "nothing new" to justify halting the execution. Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said officials followed proper procedures. Alabama has carried out five executions using midazolam. (more...)
Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'
- October 21, 2017

What's the goal for tax reform? Another Trump foe, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), agreed with Corker and said: "At the end of the day, we all know that the Senate budget resolution will not impact final appropriations". In a very good sign for those hoping the government will pass a tax overhaul package, yesterday the Senate approved a new budget that is expected to pave the way for a tax overhaul. (more...)
Egypt: 14 policemen killed in shootout Egypt: 14 policemen killed in shootout
- October 21, 2017

Fourteen policemen have been killed in a shootout with militants near Cairo , an official in Egypt said. According to the statement, the shootout took place when the forces were attempting to raid the hideout, leading to an exchange of fire initiated by the militants. (more...)

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