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Don't text and walk in Honolulu, you'll get fined!


While many states have laws against distracted driving or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel, some are just starting to enact similar legislation for distracted walking. London's Brick Lane installed padded lampposts in 2008 to help those walking into them while texting. Some smartphone and app makers have also tried designing systems that use the device's camera to show the street ahead in the background of a text conversation. Read More »

Trump calls failure on tax plan GOP doom in 2018


Under the new budget, Republicans now only need 50 yes votes to shepherd tax reform through the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence acting as the tiebreaker. Mr. Trump said he remained hopeful that Congress will eventually pass a replacement plan. Trump has given conflicting signals on whether he will support the compromise worked out by Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and the committee's senior Democrat, Sen. Read More »

EU delays decision on license for weedkiller glyphosate


Although two European Union agencies have recommended it as safe, environmental and health activists have turned against the proposal to renew the licence, in part because the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". Read More »

This country has the world's most powerful passport


Singapore can now boast of having the most powerful passport in the world, with the top visa-free score of 159. In the past, the top ten most powerful passports in the world were mostly European. For Malaysia, passport holders from 118 countries do not require a visa and visitors from 38 other countries require a visa-on arrival to enter Malaysia. Read More »

Russian Federation donates Kalashnikov rifles, military equipment to PH

The Russians donated 20 units of multi-purpose trucks, 5,000 AK-74 Kalashnikov assault rifles, one million 7.62 millimeter1943-type cartridges with steel core bullets, and 5,000 units of steel helmets. Duterte's often profanity-laden tirades against the United States have become his trademark during his year-old presidency, and he has chided Washington for treating his country "like a dog", despite the longstanding U.S. Read More »

Sheriff: 2 Dead In Grambling State Campus Shooting, Suspect Fled


Officers found two men dead in a courtyard between two dormitories. The victims have been named a Earl Andrews, a senior at GSU, and Monquiarious Caldwell, who did not attend the university. "Our prayers are with the victims and their families", he added. "Violence has no place on our campus", said Sutton. "We will fully cooperate with the police investigation", said Sutton in his official statement, My Arklamiss reported. Read More »

Private contracts for work in Puerto Rico raise eyebrows


But both Whitefish Energy and Secretary Zinke have said that they were not in touch for this particular contract. The Whitefish Energy Twitter account, which appears to have been created in December 2016, has been posting short videos and documents to let the public know about the progress they are making to restore power to Puerto Rico. Read More »

French President's Dog Interrupts Meeting By Peeing On Ornate Fireplace


The Labrador-Griffon cross chose to take a pee break during an important meeting between government members and his master. His black labrador-griffon cross, Nemo, is the first French presidential pet to come from a rescue centre, and since his arrival this summer he has been photographed in the gardens and even standing to attention on the palace steps to welcome Niger's president, Mahamadou Issoufou. Read More »

United Kingdom officials want to know if Russian Federation meddled in the Brexit vote


It is now widely accepted that Russian Federation - at least to some degree - tried to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election through the use of ads placed on Facebook . Facebook said numerous 3,000 ads promoted 470 "inauthentic" accounts and pages that it has now suspended. "We need to know if the same techniques have been used in the United Kingdom around our election and the Brexit referendum". Read More »

Colts great Mathis arrested for DUI


Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon Mathis' blood alcohol content was.052 at 1:30 a.m., which is under the legal limit. But Carmel Police Sgt. D.J. Schoeff told ESPN that it was determined that Mathis was too impaired to drive after a number of field sobriety tests. Read More »

Veltyco Group PLC's (VLTY) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Northland Securities


Credit Suisse Group now has GBX 250 ($3.30) price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 435 ($5.74). Auto Trader Group had 95 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. It has a 17.26 P/E ratio. The Company's segments include the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Established Markets and Developing Markets. They expect $-0.02 EPS, up 94.44% or $0.34 from last year's $-0.36 per share. Read More »

Rian Johnson Coaches Chewbacca in New Star Wars


The sequel trilogy of Star Wars will follow the story of Rey as she herself will be embracing her destiny as a Force-wielder, and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hopefully give us some more insight on her and her connection with the Force. Read More »

Valley unemployment rate up 1 percent

In September, Lane County's non-seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment increased by 1,900 jobs from August, largely from the start of the school year, Rooney said. Government gained 1,800 jobs in September over August, the department said. Employers continue to add jobs. Compared to 12 months earlier, the largest gains in the private sector were in retail trade (up 1,000), construction (up 700), private education and health services (up 600), and leisure and hospitality (up 600). Read More »

Iran to execute scholar accused of assisting Israel

Iran's Prosecutor General, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was quoted as saying that the suspect "transferred information about 30 important Iranian figures" to Mossad during meetings with several Mossad agents on various occasions. The individuals were said to be involved in research, military, and nuclear projects, including two men who were killed in bomb attacks in 2010 - nuclear engineer Majid Shahriari and physicist Masoud Ali Mohammadi. Read More »

Children of immigrants experience more poverty, academic failure


Asian/Pacific Islander children had the highest score at 868 with white children having the second-highest score at 766. "African-American children face some of the biggest barriers to success" in almost every state, although the children of American Indians fared the worst in several states, the report said. Read More »

US Will Resume Admitting Refugees But Impose Stricter Vetting

The Trump administration argues the new vetting procedures are necessary to keep the country safe. The Trump administration also ordered an additional in-depth review of vetting procedures for refugees from 11 countries, a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa, that the administration says pose a higher risk to national security. Read More »

Senator brands Trump's White House an 'adult day care centre'


Corker is absolutely right in his assessment of the president: he's not a role model for children, and he doesn't like to work with facts when he makes his case for policies. on a path to World War III. Mr Trump spent much of August criticising Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming him for the upper chamber's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More »

France, Egypt Eye More Cooperation In Security, Fighting Terrorism


Egypt and France share a close strategic partnership, French President Emmanuel Macron affirmed during a Tuesday joint press conference, after meeting with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Its crackdown on gay men has been condemned by various organizations, including the United Nations. Egypt is a major buyer of French military equipment with orders worth more than €5.0 billion ($5.8 billion, RM24.6 billion) since 2015. Read More »

Senator takes aim at Trump in resignation speech


Now is such a time". Describing himself as a traditional libertarian-leaning conservative, who believes in free trade and open borders, Flake told the Arizona Republic that he feels out of step with the Trump-dominated GOP. "I think we support the American people on this one", Mrs. Sanders said . Flake, who has served in the Senate since 2013 and has been an outspoken critic of Trump-era politics, displayed visible emotion, his voice repeatedly breaking, as he announced he would not ... Read More »

Seager makes Dodgers 25-man roster for World Series opener


Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had expressed confidence that Seager would be fit to feature for the NL champions. The need that Granderson was meant to fill was otherwise addressed by the return to health of veteran Andre Ethier, the longest-tenured player on the Dodgers' roster. Read More »

Nissan unveils fully autonomous electric vehicle concept called IMx


It's the star of the company's stand at this year's bustling Tokyo motor show . The Serena e-POWER will be Nissan's second model to feature the technology. The interior is inspired by traditional Japanese design techniques, with a wood-grained patterned display that wraps around the door trims, which gives "a subtle sense of the outside" like a Japanese paper screen. Read More »

Clinton campaign, DNC helped fund research that led to salacious Trump dossier


Former Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said on Twitter that he regretted not knowing about Steele's hiring before the election, and that had he known, "I would have volunteered to go to Europe and try to help him". "It is an abuse of authority by a chairman already under an ethics investigation who supposedly recused himself from work related to Russia's involvement in the last election". Read More »

'Logan' Spin-Off Starring X-23 In the Works From Director James Mangold


Given that Logan allowed producers to go outside of the box when it comes to what is normally considered a comic book movie, why not further play with that idea for an X-23 spin-off? "Patty [Jenkins"] success with [ Wonder Woman ] only solidifies more for studios that there's less to fear with a female protagonist. Read More »

George Clooney's 'Twins' Make TV Debut Along with Manny Matt Damon


Watch the full clip above. "I've been reading these stories because I am racking my brain", Matt Damon told NBC in an interview that aired Tuesday on the "Today" show . Despite the disappointing reveal, George did open up about how he's coping with being a dad, saying he's "afraid of breaking" Ella and Alexander because "they're so little". Read More »

Relax! No tax on owning domestic animals in Punjab


A notification issued by the state government states that there'll be different taxes for various domestic animals. Not just this, the government order has further stated that each and every domesticated animals will need to have a "branding code" identification number or mark on code branding or microchip installed on the animal by a government agency. Read More »

Blokes pictured messing about in baited CROCODILE trap dubbed 'idiots of century'


Doughlas Shire mayor Julie Leu slammed the reckless behaviour. "I was absolutely gobsmacked; this is incredibly stupid and risky behavior", Port Douglas mayor Julie Leu told ABC Radio, according to the Herald. "Don't swim in them!" Crocodile traps are cages created to capture unsafe crocodiles. "These traps are specifically created to attract crocodiles and they are deployed in places where a problem crocodile is known to be present", a department spokesperson said in a statement sent to ... Read More »

Halloween safety: View sex offender registry ahead of trick-or-treating


Bennett rejected claims that he is "losing people" and pointed out the process for classifying sex offenders is lengthy. "(The board is) supposed to have working relationships with, for instance, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Transitional Assistance, other social service agencies like Mass Health", Bump said, adding the agency should also be working with law enforcement to track sex offenders who move or do not have a permanent address. Read More »

Fire breaks out in Sachin Tendulkar's Bandra flat, no casualties

There is no news yet about what caused the fire in the 16 storeyed building. However, Sharad Ughade, BMC assistant municipal commissioner of H west ward, said water supply has not been disconnected so far and further action would be taken in consultation with the fire brigade. Read More »

Largo Police Say They Caught Robber in the Act


According to police, the suspect, 31-year-old Geoffrey Davis, spent over an hour loading a cart full of merchandise. Officials surrounded the store and waited for him to come out the front door. Police say the suspect had a "sharp-edged weapon" when he entered the variety store, near Upper Sherman Avenue and Fennell Avenue East, around 12 p.m. Read More »

GAO: Climate change already costing USA billions in losses


This is what a Government Accountability Office report says. The report comes as the Trump administration is working to repeal or weaken almost every major policy the Obama administration implemented to fight climate change, like limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and the Paris climate agreement . Read More »

US, Canadian, Mexican trucking groups urge NAFTA renewal


And they want to require that 50 percent of parts must come from the U.S. U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Guajardo, and Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland noted in a joint statement that the extended timelines provide the countries with an ability to discuss the challenging issues in light of the stark "conceptual gaps" between them. Read More »