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Republican unity on United States tax overhaul shows sign of fraying

Although it's true that certain types of industries can apply for government exemptions to pay a 15 percent tax rate, the standard corporate tax rate set by the government, which nearly all businesses pay, is actually 25 percent. The panel will have another hearing on overhauling the corporate system next week. Vice-President Pence once likened the tax code to the Bible, only that it's, "nine times larger with no good stories". Read More »

8 dead at Florida nursing home left without power after Irma


A statement from the city indicated the facility still had some power. "We're going to be with you tomorrow", Trump said. Authorities in Hollywood, where police have launched a criminal investigation into the deaths, said Wednesday that investigators had found that the nursing home still had some power. Read More »

Clashes between troops and ISIS intensify in central Syria


The alliance has taken part in the USA -backed air and ground offensive aimed at forcing Islamic State militants out of Raqqah, the group's self-declared capital in Syria . Last week, they broke an Islamic State siege of the provincial capital, Deir al-Zor city, which sits on the western bank of the river. A senior aide to President Bashar al-Assad said the Government would fight any force, including the US-backed fighters, to recapture the entire country. Read More »

'Significant arrest' made in connection with bombing of London Underground


Investigators in Britain have been working feverishly since the attack occurred at the Parsons Green station to collect evidence and information about the attack. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday raised the terror threat level from severe to critical, which means further attacks are likely. 'Islanders are asked to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to the police. Read More »

Litigant in Ayodhya case: Mahant Bhaskar Das dies at 89


Mahant Das was born in Gorakhpur's Ranihid in 1929. With Bhaskar Das's death, both chief litigants in the infamous case, one from the Muslim and one from the Hindu side, are no more. He had first filed a claim for the Ramjanmboomi land's ownership in 1959. Mahant Bhaskar Das was head priest of the 200-year-old Hanuman Garhi temple in Faizabad and maintained harmonious relations with the Muslim community of Ayodhya-Faizabad. Read More »

Hamas agrees to steps towards Palestinian unity


Repeated attempts at reconciliation have failed. It also was not immediate clear how Egypt's latest effort aligns with its previous tacit support for a separate Gaza power-sharing deal between Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, an exiled former Abbas aide-turned-rival. Read More »

Rep. Steve King On DACA And Immigration


Making all of this more nauseating was the fact that Trump's decision came on the heels of his refusal for two days to condemn violent neo-Nazi and white supremacist marchers in Charlottesville, Va., and his most recent decision to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read More »

Singapore condemns North Korea's ballistic missile test


Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council has condemned the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the North Korea and called on the country's leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearisation. Read More »

Customer inquiries crash Florida utility's website and app


About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday after Hurricane Irma , including 46 of Florida's almost 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path. "I know people don't want to hear that". Crews from Georgia, South and North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Kentucky and Alabama were all in Jacksonville helping JEA restore power. Read More »

It's a marathon, not a sprint - Hamilton retains Singapore hope


It was Vettel's fourth pole position in Singapore - but he had to work for it, and admitted over the team radio that he had "touched the wall badly". But the Milton Keynes-based outfit, who could have locked out the front row for the first time since the United States Grand Prix in 2013, were denied by a sensational one minute, 39.491 second lap by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel . Read More »

FPL provides outage updates for the Suncoast area


EDT Monday, according to the state's Division of Emergency Management. That spells trouble when about 60 percent of power lines for Florida Power & Light ( FPL ) - the largest utility in the state - are above ground and in the path of fallen trees. Read More »

UN chief condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch

The marketplace is so far showing a very muted reaction to the news North Korea has fired another ballistic missile over Japan. "Of course, we are also concerned about the safety of the 242,000 Filipinos in Japan who may be impacted by these provocative acts", Cayetano said. Read More »

Paul Ryan To Convene Ad Hoc DACA Working Group Of GOP Legislators


Before he traveled to Florida to survey the damage last week, Trump tweeted: "With Irma and Harvey devastation, Tax Cuts and Tax Reform is needed more than ever". "We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs - jobs being the economy". Trump has said that his goal is a 15 percent corporate rate - a goal he repeated Wednesday. Read More »

Haley: N. Korea Will Be 'Front and Center' at UN Assembly


Meanwhile, in Myanmar, an estimated 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August, adding to a refugee crisis the leaders attempted to address past year. The upcoming meeting is the first time President Trump and Guterres will interact in person. The Trump administration intends to change that. "It's possible Guterres could be good cop and Trump could be bad cop". Read More »

Metro legal group provides clinics for DACA recipients


Former President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order that resulted from the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. It's impossible to recognize this holiday without thinking about the 6,000 young people in Minnesota whose chance at the American Dream may be ripped from their grasp. Read More »

Almost 2 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake


Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on September 10, killed at least 84 people. The Hollywood home where eight people died. Police were first called to the facility at about 4:30 a.m. but authorities did not arrive until after 6 a.m., officials said. Read More »

Florida nursing home with 8 post-Irma deaths has checkered safety record


North Carolina reported its first Irma-related death on Friday after a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning , and two more people died in Florida from the risky fumes, including a woman in Palm Beach County. The state Agency for Health Care Administration on Wednesday ordered the Rehabilitation Center officially closed to new admissions. Irma's furious march through Florida not only darkened millions of homes, it also flooded roads, piling them with debris and blocking off access to ... Read More »

Oklahoma overcomes slow start in 56-14 win over Tulane


His biggest play was a 49-yard run that set up an Oklahoma score. Quarterback Johnathan Brantley had great moments, but the interception changed the game. Tulane gained 157 yards in the first quarter and 134 the rest of the game. The Sooners open Big 12 play next Saturday at Baylor. OU running back Abdul Adams, who was replaced in the starting lineup by freshman Trey Sermon, ran for a 20-yard touchdown to cap a 95-yard scoring drive near the end of the first half, giving the Sooners their ... Read More »

Six Dead at Florida Nursing Home Left Without Power


Emergency services were called to the scene on Wednesday morning after some residents awoke sick. A woman went to check on her parents at about 8 p.m. Another 42 nursing homes are being checked by police as precaution, and another 18 people at a nearby health facility have also been evacuated . Three elderly residents were found dead on Wednesday inside the sweltering facility, which had been operating with little or no air conditioning , officials said. Read More »

Hurricane season roars as Tropical Storm Lee forms; Jose threatens East Coast

Max degenerated into a broad area of low pressure Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, but its remnants were still capable of dumping heavy rains over Guerrero and western Oaxaca states. It was located about 485 miles (775 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading north at 6 mph (9 kph). In the Atlantic Ocean, Jose re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic. Read More »

World powers divided over N Korea's latest missile test

The move comes a day Pyongyang threatened that the four main Japanese islands "should be sunken into the sea" with its nuclear bomb and the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution imposing new sanctions against it for its September 3 nuclear test , its most powerful by far. Read More »

Iraqi offensive to retake IS-held town


The government forces and tribal fighters have "completely liberated" the town of Akashat, a media centre linked to the operation said, according to state television. Iraqi forces captured the whole of the IS-held city of Mosul in July, which was seized by jihadis in their 2014 campaign in Syria and Iraq. Islamic State still controls Hawija in Iraq's oil-rich province of Kirkuk and western areas in the country's largest province of Anbar. Read More »

French reporter jailed in Turkey to be freed: lawyer

About 3,000 pro-PKK demonstrators gathered Saturday and carried posters of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan and the symbols of the organization, despite that the German Interior Ministry has passed a ban on PKK symbols in March, including the PKK flag and photos of its leader. Read More »

Trump to campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange


Trump made the announcement Saturday evening via twitter. Polling has consistently put Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, ahead of Sen. The Strange campaign could not immediately provide details of the visit. "I have voted for Roy Moore because Roy Moore not only stands with America, he will fight for America!" The effort includes TV ads supporting odd as well as mail fliers featuring an endorsement from Alabama Senator Richard Shelby. Read More »

Injured After Porsche Car Runs Into Crowd At Boise Car Show


Charles LeBar said the eleven were seriously, but not critically, injured. Six people were taken to the hospital in ambulances, LeBar said shortly before 1 p.m. Investigators say he lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. In Facebook messages to KING 5's sister station KTVB, Elizabeth Langley expressed "a person in a dark Porsche Spider was leaving Cars and Coffee, and went to wear out of the auto appear before a group along Overland viewing the autos all leave". Read More »

Catalan mayors defiant over independence vote pressure


Yesterday, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy called for a return to "rationality and legality" and promised to block the vote. Madrid has pulled out all stops to prevent the Catalan referendum from going forward, including threatening to arrest mayors who facilitate the vote, ordering police to seize any item that could be used for the plebiscite and tightening control over the region's finances. Read More »

Search for Twyla Roscovich, missing BC filmmaker, is no longer ongoing: RCMP


The family didn't release any details about her death but said no foul play was suspected. The 38-year-old filmmaker had text messaged that she would be vehicle camping and, perhaps, heading to Nanaimo. RCMP confirmed that Roscovich was in the Campbell River and Quadra Island area between September 7th and September 8th, but after that, there was no contact from her, nor any knowledge of her whereabouts. Read More »

White House denies reports that US changing stance on Paris climate pact


These include carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels that scientists blame for a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms. Trump's goal of clinching "fairer terms", the official said. Trump announced on June 1 that he would pull the United States out of the landmark agreement, as he had promised during his presidential campaign. Read More »

Boris Johnson returns to Brexit debate with polemic attacking 'bottler' Remainers


The foreign secretary returned to the figure in an article setting out his vision for the UK's "glorious" future post-Brexit. The £350 million was one of the most controversial claims of the Brexit referendum campaign. "Well, insofar as they doubt our resolve, I believe they are wrong; and I am here to tell you that this country will succeed in our new national enterprise, and will succeed mightily". Read More »

3 things we learned from win over Air Force


They have had 10 drives inside opponents' 20 and haven't taken full advantage, scoring only one TD. Speight was asked point-blank immediately after the game on the field on BTN about the red zone offense, and he didn't shy away from basically acknowledging that it's a serious problem. Read More »

Father in Quebec Amber Alert case to appear in court Saturday


They say the boy went missing at about 5:35 p.m. Thursday, but do not say how he is connected to the suspect. "(His father) was arrested. "The work of media, police and citizens, we thank you all very much". There was footchase to apprehend Fredette.His wife of many year's is dead and another man, 71-year-old Lachute resident Yvon Lacasse, who owned the getaway auto, a Honda CR-V, in which the boy was found is missing. Read More »