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Prosecutors ask judge to toss out Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case

Prosecutors ask judge to toss out Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case As sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Arpaio prided himself on his efforts to drive out undocumented immigrants, and was found guilty of contempt of court in July for violating a court order from a 2011 racial profiling case. He defended the pardon by saying Arpaio had "done a great job for the people of Arizona". There was a lot of speculation that the Judge setting an October 4 hearing on ... [Full Article...]

How Is Mexico Helping Harvey Victims? Texas' Neighbor Made A Generous Offer

How Is Mexico Helping Harvey Victims? Texas' Neighbor Made A Generous Offer According to The Dallas Morning News , the Mexican government (by way of Carlos Sada, the undersecretary for North American relations) is offering to send drinking water, portable showers, food, medical supplies, and even soldiers to the stricken parts of Texas to help stabilize the situation and begin the recovery. [Full Article...]

Edith Windsor, LGBT rights activist, dies at 88

Edith Windsor, LGBT rights activist, dies at 88 The death was confirmed by Windsor's wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed, The New York Times reports . Edith Windsor , who was at the center of the Defense of Marriage Act being struck down by the Supreme Court, has died, according to the NY Times . [Full Article...]

Trump's tax cut aim doubtful: USA treasury secretary

Trump's tax cut aim doubtful: USA treasury secretary To view the full article, register now. But other firms-"entities that do create jobs", Mnuchin said-may still qualify. The top individual income tax rate is 39.6 percent, though Trump and congressional Republicans have proposed cutting it to 35 percent. [Full Article...]

Met Office heavy rain warning for NI

Met Office heavy rain warning for NI Please stay up to date with the weather warnings via the Met Office and stay Weather Aware. But strong winds are still expected and the Highways England warning applies to the whole of the UK. Forecasters say homes and businesses in these areas could also be affected. Temperatures are set to dip to around 7C to 9C. The bad weather is due to arrive this afternoon and is set to last into t... [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz Blames Porn Tweet on a 'Staffing Issue'

Ted Cruz Blames Porn Tweet on a 'Staffing Issue' We know Cruz has viewed porn because he told us so in his book, " A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America". Cruz's account liked the post late last night. 1 trending topic on Twitter overnight. Cruz's talents would send him in other directions. Mr Cruz has however previously admitted to viewing porn. [Full Article...]

Ryan School Murder Case: Haryana government wants the owner to be booked

Ryan School Murder Case: Haryana government wants the owner to be booked As more revelations are awaited, this reminds us of the infamous Ayushi murder case in Noida several years ago. Investigation suggests that the time between the child entering the bathroom and being discovered was about five minutes, leaving little time for Kumar to commit the murder, clean the weapon, rush out of the bathroom without being noticed, and return when the body was discovered. [Full Article...]

Theresa May scraps the 1% cap on public sector pay

Theresa May scraps the 1% cap on public sector pay Public sector pay was frozen for two years by the Conservative government led by David Cameron in 2010, and since 2013 rises have been capped at 1%. Downing Street previously indicated that any changes to the cap, which covers around 5.1 million public sector workers, would be unveiled in the Autumn Budget , due to be unveiled in November at the earliest. [Full Article...]

Australian Voters Begin Receiving Ballots on Same-Sex Marriage Survey

Australian Voters Begin Receiving Ballots on Same-Sex Marriage Survey The positive result for the equality campaign comes as the Australian Bureau of Statistics begins to send survey forms to 16 million Australians to gauge their thoughts about changing the marriage laws. Turnbull, a political moderate who supports marriage equality, is opposed by some in his own Liberal-National governing coalition. Hundreds of "no" campaigners marched the day before, on Saturday... [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Malaysian Prime Minister today

Trump to meet Malaysian Prime Minister today That meant photographers could not take the traditional photo of the two leaders sitting side by side, but a White House official said not to read anything into the change. Mr. Najib also said the Employees Provident Fund, a major pension fund in Malaysia, planned to invest $3 billion to $4 billion in USA infrastructure projects. [Full Article...]

NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic

NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. "The ultimate track of Jose is uncertain, but if it recurves over the Atlantic it could impact our European pattern in around 10 days time". Another model takes the storm through the Bahamas before hitting Florida. Haney said some of the Early Warning Forecast Center's most trusted models have the storm tracking close to the eastern seaboard. [Full Article...]

Family die falling into volcano crater

Family die falling into volcano crater The crater was closed to the public after the tragedy, which is being investigated by police. "I am shocked for what happened inside the Solfatara volcano and feel deep pain over the tragedy involving three tourists, and I express my condolences from the community of Pozzuoli to the victims' family", Pozzuoli mayor Vincenzo Figliolia told La Repubblica . [Full Article...]

Active shooter situation reported at New Hampshire hospital

Active shooter situation reported at New Hampshire hospital WPRI reported the suspect had been pulled from a gray Ford Escape with Rhode Island tags just south of the hospital's sprawling campus. There are some reports on Twitter that one person has been shot. People were told to avoid the area by the Lebanon police and traffic was stopped on a route leading to the hospital. A subsequent tweet added: "Local police departments are on scene". [Full Article...]

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery Florida's cities and towns are recovering Monday from Hurricane Irma , which has been downgraded to a tropical storm after battering the state in a widespread path of destruction over the weekend. Some 6.5 million people, about a third of the state's population, had been ordered to evacuate southern Florida as the storm approached the USA mainland after pummelling Cuba with 36ft-tall (11m) ... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Graham goes for only 8 yards in Seahawks' Week 1 loss

Jimmy Graham goes for only 8 yards in Seahawks' Week 1 loss The same defence that surrendered 44 points and 493 total yards to the explosive Atlanta Falcons offence in their NFC Championship defeat in January didn't concede a touchdown here, and allowed only 225 yards and 12 first downs. "That was the 2016 team; it's 2017", safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said. Green Bay needs a healthy Bulaga in the lineup to fortify its front five. Wilson was held to 14 of 27... [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra gave a fitting reply to her troll

Priyanka Chopra gave a fitting reply to her troll In previous posts, Priyanka explained her decision to share the plight of Syrian refugees, especially kids, saying she wanted the world to be inspired by their resilience and their hope for a better tomorrow. "Today was very emotional". Refugee families in host communities have limited livelihood opportunities, and after 6 years, have depleted their savings and borrowed money from everywhere to fe... [Full Article...]

Irma weakens to tropical storm in Florida

Irma weakens to tropical storm in Florida Several areas in Tampa experienced high wind gusts and heavy rain for several hours. "Water is expected to rise another 1 to 2 feet when winds switch to the south and push water northward into downtown - and the high tide begins to come into the river". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom inflation rate rises to 2.9%

United Kingdom inflation rate rises to 2.9% Economists in the Reuters poll had expected growth of 3.1 percent. The latest data beat expectations of a gain to 2.8 percent, according to analysts' consensus forecast . "However, we don't think the rise in CPI inflation has much further to run". Such statements have been prominent in the committee's last two Inflation Reports. [Full Article...]

United Nations approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

United Nations approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea North Korea was condemned for its latest nuclear test in September, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb. The spike coincided with new United Nations sanctions and a ban on Chinese government fuel shipments in May, according to the Post. [Full Article...]

Irma prompts 1st ever tropical storm warning for Atlanta

Irma prompts 1st ever tropical storm warning for Atlanta President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration for SC on Thursday, which makes federal emergency aid available to the state to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts at 75% federal funding. The ocean level reached almost 10 feet (3 meters) Monday, 4 feet (1.2 meters) above normal and the third highest reading in the past 80 years, only behind Hurricane Hugo and a 1940 hurric... [Full Article...]


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