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Brief: UNM selects Garnett S. Stokes as its 22nd president
- November 03, 2017

It's been almost a year since the former University of New Mexico President Bob Frank abruptly stepped down. Stokes will start her new post at New Mexico's flagship university in March. Board President Rob Doughty made the announcement, saying, "We are proud and honored to announce that Garnett Stokes has accepted our offer to become UNM's next president". (more...)
Crews battling tree fire on UNC-CH campus Crews battling tree fire on UNC-CH campus
- November 02, 2017

A suspect is in custody and people are being asked to avoid the area. Police closed Cameron Avenue while they investigated. Video was captured of crews trying to put out the fire. There is a university legend that says if the Davie Popular tree falls, then the university will fall. Carrboro police are also investigating a suspicious package in the area of W. (more...)
Russian strategic bombers wipe out terrorists' arms depots in Syria Russian strategic bombers wipe out terrorists' arms depots in Syria
- November 02, 2017

A Russian submarine launched three Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at facilities of the Islamic State terrorist group in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour, the Russian Defence Ministry said Tuesday. Russian reconnaissance means have confirmed the destruction of terrorists' fortified areas, arms and ammunition depots, the statement said. It's not clear if the rejection from the internationally-backed Syrian opposition means they will boycott the meeting expected ... (more...)
Firefighters Terminated After Noose Hung On Black Colleagues' Family Photo Firefighters Terminated After Noose Hung On Black Colleagues' Family Photo
- November 03, 2017

The firings come seven weeks after the photo was discovered inside Miami Fire Station No. 12 at 1455 Northwest 46th Street. Six Miami firefighters were fired Wednesday after one or all of them hung a noose over a black colleague's family photo. (more...)
Trump blames NY terrorist attack on Sen. Schumer and immigration policies Trump blames NY terrorist attack on Sen. Schumer and immigration policies
- November 02, 2017

Tuesday's attack in New York City also gave the President, and other Republicans, an opportunity to promote a counter-insurgency approach to criminal justice. Mr Trump said today he was "going to ask Congress to immediately initiate to get rid" of the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program , also known as the green card lottery. (more...)
Massachusetts Stalls on Making Move to Stop Setting Clocks Back Massachusetts Stalls on Making Move to Stop Setting Clocks Back
- November 02, 2017

Other people, however, don't like the idea of trying to trick our bodies and our daily routines by adjusting the clocks. Lawmakers in ME voted earlier this year to adopt Atlantic time if MA and New Hampshire also did so. your local time. Hawaii and Arizona, for example, do not observe Daylight Savings, with the exception of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Beginning in 2006, all of in now observes Daylight Saving Time. (more...)
Rohingya crisis: Tillerson to visit Myanmar next week Rohingya crisis: Tillerson to visit Myanmar next week
- November 02, 2017

Meanwhile, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi today visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis. (more...)
NC inmate who assaulted officer, escaped during medical procedure captured NC inmate who assaulted officer, escaped during medical procedure captured
- November 02, 2017

They're asking the public to be on alert for Calloway who is believed to be in the Hendersonville Road/Deerfield area. The sheriff's office says Calloway has been arrested on dozens of charges dating back to 1992 and is a habitual felon. The sheriff's office asked residents to be on guard Wednesday, particularly if they live in the Hendersonville Road and Biltmore Forest area. Buncombe County Schools later announced on Twitter that law enforcement lifted the lock down, and parents were ... (more...)
Rick Perry: 'Righteous' fossil fuels help prevent sexual assaults Rick Perry: 'Righteous' fossil fuels help prevent sexual assaults
- November 02, 2017

The social media backlash was swift and brutal after Energy Secretary Rick Perry today suggested that fossil fuels would play a "positive role" in preventing sexual assault in Africa. Humans "have an impact on it", Perry said, but "I still think the science is out on" whether humans cause 100 percent of it, Axios reported . "But also from the standpoint of sexual assault", Perry continued. (more...)
Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post
- November 02, 2017

However, he said he felt it best to withdraw his name from consideration for the USDA chief scientist post to keep from becoming a "distraction or negative influence" on the Trump administration. He pleaded guilty to lying to authorities on October 5 and has since been cooperating with investigators, according to officials. The Washington Post revealed that Clovis was the "Campaign Supervisor" Papadopoulos informed in March 2016 to say he had been in contact with Russian ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton Defends Her Campaign's Funding of 'Steele Dossier' on Trump Hillary Clinton Defends Her Campaign's Funding of 'Steele Dossier' on Trump
- November 02, 2017

Some of those in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre remarked on the timing of Clinton's visit, which came on the same day as charges against President Trump's former campaign manager were disclosed. Trump has called it a "disgrace" that Democrats paid for the research. "I know that voters should have had that information". Clinton's appearance comes almost one month after news broke about sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. (more...)
ADL tracks uptick in anti-Semitism in MA in 2017 ADL tracks uptick in anti-Semitism in MA in 2017
- November 02, 2017

Anti-Semitic assaults, however, have fallen 60 percent: There were 12 assaults in the first nine months of 2017, as opposed to 29 over the same period past year. According to the ADL, there were 117 anti-Semitic incidents in MA between January 1 and September 30 - an increase of 44 percent over the same time past year. (more...)
Tesla Delays Model 3 Production, Posts Q3 Loss of $671 Million Tesla Delays Model 3 Production, Posts Q3 Loss of $671 Million
- November 02, 2017

Tesla has done so well with these vehicles - effectively monopolizing the global market for luxury electric cars - that it can afford to trim production by 10% to get the Model 3 on track. Tesla shares dropped by as much as 5.4% on the news in after-hours trading, before recovering slightly. This post originally appeared on Business Insider . (more...)
Top tax writer says GOP overhaul on schedule Top tax writer says GOP overhaul on schedule
- November 02, 2017

Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. The House bill restores an itemized property tax deduction for property taxes up to $10,000. The GOP wants to double the exemption on inherited assets in the near-term and completely eliminate it after six years. The child tax credit would be increased to $1,600 from $1,000 per child under 17, with an additional $300 credit for each parent as part of a consolidated family tax credit, according to ... (more...)
Trump Announces Semi-Conductor Firm Broadcom Will Move Headquarters Back to US Trump Announces Semi-Conductor Firm Broadcom Will Move Headquarters Back to US
- November 02, 2017

That deal, announced last November, has been delayed at least three times by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, a panel that reviews the security risks of foreign acquisitions of American companies. The company's CEO further noted that "We believe the U.S. presents the best place for Broadcom to create shareholder value". About 76% its long-term assets are USA based. (more...)
Man attacks wife with ax, kills self with chainsaw Man attacks wife with ax, kills self with chainsaw
- November 02, 2017

Check back for updates to this developing story. "He appeared to have life-threatening injuries to the upper body". The 70-year-old man later died at the hospital, according to police. "I'd never seen anything like that", neighbor Zury Bradcovich told WJLA . The identities of both the suspect and the victim were not immediately released. (more...)
Meet the world's 10 most powerful women Meet the world's 10 most powerful women
- November 02, 2017

For the second time, Tsai has been named among the top 20 on the list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women ", moving up from 17th past year to 15th in 2017. Forbes determines its ranking by evaluating four categories: money - which covers net worth, company revenues, assets under management, or GDP - media presence, influence, and impact. (more...)
China Blocks Moves To List Maulana Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist China Blocks Moves To List Maulana Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist
- November 02, 2017

By putting Azhar on the United Nations sanction list, it would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban. "Due to the lack of consensus at the UNSC committee, the application seeking a ban on Masood Azhar has been rejected", a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said. (more...)
House Republican Tax Summary Released. Read The Details Here House Republican Tax Summary Released. Read The Details Here
- November 02, 2017

The current top tax rate of 39.6 percent would apply to income greater than $1 million. "What's happening is people are looking at this as one item instead of looking at everything we are doing, lowering the rate, doubling the standard deduction", McCarthy told CNN. (more...)
Rakesh Singh expelled from JD(U) Rakesh Singh expelled from JD(U)
- November 02, 2017

Incidentally, total prohibition is in force in Bihar since April 5, 2016, when Nitish Kumar imposed it. Singh, who was the Bhojpur block chief of the party, was main accused in the 2012 hooch deaths in which 29 people were killed, as per media reports. (more...)

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