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Madras HC to hear plea of 18 disqualified MLAs on Wednesday

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Justice M Duraiswamy granted permission to the disqualified legislators to file individual writ petitions challenging their disqualification and get their case listed on Wednesday when their counsel PS Raman mentioned the issue on Tuesday. The DMK has 89 members, the Congress has eight MLAs and the IUML has one member. "He (Palaniswami) held a meeting with his senior Cabinet colleagues and discussed the possible meeting with the governor", a senior AIADMK leader said. Read More »

Florida woman makes unique sign to get power back after Irma

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She was on the organ donor list for 100 days when before receiving her organ transplantation from a 15-year-old boy. And she's already been out helping her neighbors clean up. After waiting on the transplant list for 100 days, she received the transplant August 31. While most of Florida was evacuated because of the potential damage from the storm, most people in this part of Georgia expected the hurricane to move east toward the coastal areas. Read More »

Anger building up against Narendra Modi government: Rahul Gandhi

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And it is this group that supported "these type of leaders". People who had voted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance ( UPA ) out in 2014, were now going to get angry against the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance ( NDA ) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said interacting with students at the Princeton University here on Tuesday. Read More »

President Trump heads to United Nations

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Co-hosts Britain, France and Italy said a global response is needed "to make the online space a hostile environment for terrorists". "To be honest with you, and it was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project", the businessman-turned-president told delegates. Read More »

SC's jobless rate inches up slightly in August

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The number of unemployed people in Santa Cruz County rose for the fourth consecutive month in August, according to new state data. There were 2,382 officially jobless people in the local area last month, the Arizona Department of Administration reported. Read More »

USCIS resumes premium processing of H-1B Visa petitions in all categories

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When a petitioner requests the agency's premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing time. Premium processing resumed on September 18, 2017. Cyrus D Mehta, managing partner of New York-based Cyrus D Mehta & Partners, said, the employment start date for applicants this fiscal is October 1, "and so by expediting the case under premium processing, the employee can start work on October 1 itself". Read More »

Melania threatens to sue over English class billboards

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Police in Pennsylvania have arrested a drunken man who forced his way into a woman's home carrying 12 cans of beer because he "didn't want to drink alone". "I'm satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law and that they are ready to remove the billboards and ( Facebook ) ads", Pirc-Musar told The Associated Press . Read More »

Singapore GP on NBCSN, NBC Sports app from 7am ET

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But an opening lap crash put Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen out of the race, and Sebastian Vettel was done soon after that. He took the chequered flag almost 4-1/2 seconds clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo while Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas clinched the other podium spot. Read More »

Train bombing: United Kingdom government says arrest of suspect significant

An address in Stanwell, Surrey - just metres from the runway at Heathrow Terminal 5 - is also being searched in connection with the arrest of the 21-year-old man in Hounslow late on Saturday evening. It is not known who made the referral and when - or how serious the concerns were. A local politician said he understood an 18-year-old who had lived with the couple to be an Iraqi orphan who had moved to Britain aged 15 after his parents died. Read More »

USA mulls shooting down North Korean missiles that don't pose direct threat

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday. Military helicopters helped deliver copies North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmum newspaper, which carried the warning, a day later. "If North Korea does not have UDMH, it can not threaten the United States, it's as simple as that", Democratic senator Edward Markey said. Read More »

US Cash Grains-River corn, soy bids extend losses ahead of harvest

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Statewide there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. The USDA said 34 percent of the US corn crop was mature, well behind the five-year average of 47 percent. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 28 fair, 48 good, and 12 excellent. For wheat, the Australian government last week cut its estimate of the country's 2017/18 harvest to 21.64 million tonnes, an eight-year low. Read More »

Gillespie, Northam clash over monuments, the economy in first TV debate

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Gillespie did not spend as much, but was almost upset by an underfunded Trump-like candidate. But also said, "I'm not willing to say at this point that Virginia should increase taxes to come up with that revenue". Northam also accused Gillespie of being in lock-step with Trump, and said such support would hurt Virginia's economy if Gillespie won the election. Read More »

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

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The U.S. military said on Monday it had staged bombing drills with South Korea, flying a pair of B-1B bombers and F-35 fighter jets over the Korean peninsula, in a show of force against North Korea. Trump added that North Korea's "reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life". Read More »

Blocked Geneva toilets full of 500 euro notes

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Prosecutor's office spokesman Henri Della Casa confirmed Friday's report in the Tribune de Geneve , saying the shredded notes were once worth tens of thousands of euros in total. There was no immediate reason to think it was dirty money, Derouand said. UBS has declined to comment. Swiss investigators said the money appeared to have come from a safe deposit box in Geneva belonging to unidentified Spanish women. Read More »

SL Green Realty Corp (SLG) Needle Moving on Volume

Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 6,732 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $179,000 after acquiring an additional 612 shares during the period. JMP Securities initiated the shares of GTY in report on Friday, June 17 with "Market Perform" rating. 9/18/2017-FBR & Co Reiterated Rating of Buy. SunTrust downgraded the shares of PPG in report on Monday, July 24 to "Hold" rating . Read More »

Sanctions will spur nuclear plans: NKorea

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Bush administration, wrote in an email to McClatchy. "There is a military option", McMaster said. "Now it is not what we would prefer to do". "Scotland Yard has been a leader as our Federal Bureau of Investigation has been", McMaster said, claiming the president's tweet only meant this kind of attack is what the United Kingdom and USA are trying to prevent. Read More »

US Senate Poised to Pass $700 Billion Defense Policy Bill

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Missile Defense: Recent developments in North Korea have increased focused on the capacity of our nation's missile defenses, including the ground based midcourse interceptor system at Fort Greely. A high spirited McCain, the Armed Services Committee chairman, deplored the limits inflicted on military disbursement by both Democrats and Republicans. Read More »

US Ambassador Haley: UN has exhausted options on North Korea

Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges - from the spread of terrorism to a warming planet. Read More »

Man, 25, arrested in Wales over Parsons Green terror attack

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old were arrested separately by police on Saturday and searches are under way at two addresses on the outskirts of London , according to United Kingdom police. The Joneses have been respected foster parents for nearly 40 years and looked after up to 300 children, including eight refugees. A local councillor said the teenage suspect came to the United Kingdom aged 15 after his parents died in Iraq while a friend of the Joneses said the man's biological family ... Read More »

Honda spends $267m to crank up new Accord production in US

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The monetary investment includes US$220 million for a new weld department featuring 342 state-of-the-art welding robots, as well as US$47 million for production of the Accord's 1.5 and 2.0 litre turbocharged engines, the first time turbo power is introduced to the model. Read More »

3 children abducted in Clay County

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The alert was issued Tuesday just after 4 p.m. for a 4-year-old and two 8-year-olds the Clay County Sheriff's Office said were believed to be abducted from Royal, Iowa by their mother. Danica Arzaga is 5 foot 3, with black hair and purple highlights on top of her head. Olivia is described as a 3-foot female with long, dark brown hair wearing pink sleeper pajamas and green slippers. Read More »

Hezbollah drone downed over Golan

IDF Spokesman Ronen Manelis stated that the IDF identified the Iranian-made drone, operated by the Hezbollah terror group, taking off from the global airport in Damascus. It is believed Hezbollah was using the drone to test IDF air defenses in northern Israel . Earlier, the Israeli media outlets claimed that Israel's military forces had struck a reconnaissance drone as soon as it had entered the skies over the occupied Golan Heights. Read More »

White Cornell Student Arrested In Racist Attack

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While that has yet to be confirmed and the fraternity has not been named by the university or police, Cornell's Black Students Union stated it was the Chi Chapter of Psi Upsilon. She said she's directing the heads of the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils to develop diversity training and educational program for all members. Read More »

Sessions: Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority

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People protest U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' visit to Portland on September 19, 2017. Their chants could faintly be heard inside the room where Sessions appeared. 800,000 DACA recipients have been granted the ability to live, work and study within the US through the program former President Barack Obama enacted during his time in office. Read More »

Trump Using Campaign Funds to Pay Russia Defense Bills

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The Federal Election Commission allows for the use of private campaign money to be used to pay for legal bills arising from being a candidate or public official, Reuters reported on Tuesday afternoon. It has also responded to Russia-related inquiries on behalf of the campaign by, for example, providing documents to Congress. Trump's three fundraising committees ended June with $22.6 million of cash on hand, including $11.9 million just in his campaign coffers. Read More »

Qatar Emir Takes Nation's Case to the UN Amid Saudi-Led Embargo

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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani gave a speech during the United Nations General Assembly in NY, in which he harshly criticized the blockade against the insular Arab state. For more than 100 days Qatar has been subject to a Saudi-led boycott that shuttered Qatar's only land border, denied air space to its national airline and suspended maritime links. Read More »

United Nations has exhausted options on North Korea

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Yet it was clearly aimed at China , which accounts for 85 percent of trade with North Korea , and is widely acknowledged as the sole country that is keeping Kim Jong Un afloat. " We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point ", she said. Both China and Russian Federation have repeatedly called for a peaceful solution and talks to resolve the issue. Read More »

Baton Rouge Man Charged with Murder of Two 'Unarmed', 'Defenseless' Black Men

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Police said shell casings from the shootings linked the two slayings and a auto belonging to Gleason fit the description of the vehicle police were looking for. The first occurred Tuesday night when 59-year-old Bruce Cofield, who was homeless, was shot to death. It's not clear if Gleason knew the family. He described Cofield as a smart man who had been homeless for at least a year. Read More »

United States ambassador: North Korea will be 'destroyed'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she would happily step aside for James Mattis. Haley who made the comments after a UN Security Council meeting, also informed that the United States and its allies will defend themselves against any attack by North Korea . Read More »