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Dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey up for adoption in Bangor

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Early Thursday morning, the Bangor Humane Society welcomed 15 transport dogs in an effort to help the state of Texas recover after Hurricane Harvey. The animals should be ready for adoption in the next three days. They are also available to visit one-on-one from 10 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday. "Down in Florida, the mission is to reunite the animals with their people. Read More »

Asus announces ZenFone 4 lineup for Europe

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There has a 24-megapixel primary camera up front with Duo Pixel technology and 120-degree wide angle lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with Sony IMX362 sensor, 4k video recording support, f/1.8 aperture and selfie flash. For reference: that bests the Honor 9's 11hrs 36mins, and nearly reaches the longevity of the Xiaomi Mi 6, but it's a long way behind the OnePlus 5's result of 20hrs 40mins. Read More »

China's Top Bank Orders Others To Cut Business Ties With North Korea

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China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, Reuters reported last week, with some measures beginning as early as the end of a year ago. China's central bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Beijing has been stepping up pressure on China as the Trump administration threatens to punish China for any failures to follow through on punitive sanctions. Read More »

All Eyes on Alabama: A Tale of The Swamp

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Senate seat in Alabama . Trump , stumping for GOP Senate candidate Luther Strange in Huntsville, Ala., used some salty language as he expressed his belief that NFL players should be cut for protesting the national anthem. "You know, I brand people", he said. Flowers says polling shows Moore maintaining a lead on unusual, but he says the race is tightening some in the final days. Read More »

Pedrosa tops wet Friday practice at Aragon MotoGP

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has been declared fit to ride in this weekend's Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón. The seven times victor of the elite crown powered in 21 laps of the Spanish circuit in yesterday's free practice, just 22 days after breaking his right leg in a training accident. Read More »

Mexico natural disaster: A rush to save lives amid 'new national emergency'

The death toll was at least 273, officials said. Crews are trying to reach the girl through two routes, he said. "And God willing, we'll see more progress in terms of extracting survivors and doing what we can to help them". Elsewhere in the neighborhood, police blocked a road leading to the corporate offices of a food processing center that also was damaged. In Puebla state, southeast of Mexico City, the quake crumbled a church, killing a girl who was being baptized and 11 others ... Read More »

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb in Pacific, says foreign minister

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The secretary of state defended Trump's blunt rhetoric in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in NY on Tuesday, in which the president threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States is "forced to defend itself or its allies", prompting astonished gasps from some in the audience. Read More »

Michelle Obama: 'It's okay to be bossy'

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It was Trump's first event in the 2,800-square-foot garden that Michelle Obama - who planted it in 2009 - had made a central part of her "Let's Move!" campaign to fight childhood obesity. As a result, schools have more time to cut the amount of sodium in meals. The Food and Drug Administration also has postponed introduction of a redesigned food label to help consumers quickly see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and beverages. Read More »

Migrant death toll off Turkey rises to 15

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Search efforts are ongoing to find the missing 15 to 20 migrants, it added. The area lies about 130 kilometres east of Istanbul. Two survivors who were in a serious condition were taken to the Kocaeli State Hospital, Anadolou said, quoting the Turkish coastguard statement. Read More »

Hurricane Maria: The Models Are Saying 'Whew!'

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This is why this year's hurricane season was accurately predicted to be average long before it began. "You know, the same thing was brought up after 1995 and again after the 2005 season". Relationship of annual Cat 4-5 proportions to annual variations in tropical SST anomalies relative to the 1975-2010 mean: a global proportions, b western North Pacific proportions. Read More »

Stressed assets core area of concern: Jaitley

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Any concerns about the taxation system can be addressed via a robust mechanism. "One with regard to encouraging private sector investment and the second with regard to improving the capacity of our banking system to support growth", Jaitley said at IBA's annual general meeting here. Read More »

New York Governor to Visit Puerto Rico in Maria's Wake

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The Nelsons found themselves on a packed American Airlines 777 to Miami early Tuesday morning. New York's aid comes at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. "This is all of us", said Isa. "The Weather Channel was on in my house and my sisters' 24 hours a day". She says she's anxious and nervous wondering when she'll hear from her cousins, uncles and aunts again. Read More »

Heroic Mexican 'moles' dig out quake victims

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They are working with United Way Mexico and Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca to raise money that will be sent directly to victims of the natural disaster and also help buy much-needed supplies for relief work that will continue for months. The cities of Jojutla and Cuernavaca have been very badly affected. Eugene Zapata-Garesché, Latin America and Caribbean director for the 100 Resilient Cities network which helps cities prepare for modern-day challenges, said it can take generations for ... Read More »

Israeli Aircraft Reportedly Hit Damascus Airport Area With Rockets

An airstrike of probable Israeli origin launched two missiles at a civilian airport in Syria's capital, Damascus early on Friday morning, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported . The Syrian Air defense downed an Israeli UAV along the Damascus-Quneitra provincial border. In January, Israeli jets struck a military airfield near Damascus in an attempt to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining highly-accurate Iranian surface-to-surface missiles. Read More »

Milo Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Falls Apart, Organizers Say

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But Yiannopoulos's attempt to return to Berkeley has been bogged more more mundane woes, as many key details about Free Speech Week remain up in the air. Outside conservative groups like the Young Americas Foundation are stepping in and using Berkeley to test the thresholds of free speech. Faculty members are divided over the event, with many saying the university must defend free speech and respond to hate speech. Read More »

Japan deploys missile interceptor near N. Korea flight path

Pacific Command maintains the ability to respond to any threat in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater at a moment's notice", the U.S. Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the Pacific region, said in a Monday statement. President Donald Trump , while addressing the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, warned Kim Jong Un that he would not survive an attack by the United States: "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its ... Read More »

China describes S&P's sovereign rating downgrade as 'wrong'

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The one-notch downgrade came after Moody's Investors Service made a similar move in May-the first time in nearly three decades that the nation's credit rating was cut. "However, we foresee that credit growth in the next two to three years will remain at levels that will increase financial risks gradually". S&P stripped Hong Kong of its AAA rating on Friday, lowering this to AA+, saying this reflects "potential spillover risks to the SAR [Hong Kong special administrative region] should ... Read More »

Pretium Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PVG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Citigroup Inc

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It was reported on Sep, 19 by Barchart.com . (NYSE: PVG ) by some 9,875,719 shares, 49 decreased positions by 15,993,904 and 25 held positions by 53,341,805. 2 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. National Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% stake. World Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Pretium Resources during the 2nd quarter worth about $102,000. Read More »

Zachary Adams found guilty of killing Holly Bobo

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Bobo was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in Parsons, located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Nashville. Hagerman pointed to incriminating statements Adams made to friends and jail inmates about Bobo. Autry said Adams used graphic details when he told Autry that he, his brother and Austin raped Bobo. Dicus said the TBI investigated Britt closely because of his past sex crime and a questionable alibi. Read More »

Hurricane Maria damages Dominica's main hospital, leaves 'war zone' conditions

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Dominica's main hospital "took a beating" from Hurricane Maria while buildings serving as shelters had their roofs ripped off, an official said as the first images showing the devastation unleashed by the storm emerged Wednesday. Earlier this month, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit areas with 3M operations in Texas and Florida. "Dominica had very little time to prepare for this monster", Karins added. Read More »

North Korea Is Pushing Its Limits With The Trump Administration

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In the past, the president has said the U.S.is " locked and loaded ", although he has also said military intervention isn't the preferred route. Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, said, "We absolutely can not accept these repeated provocations by North Korea and we strongly protest to North Korea and convey to them the nation's strong anger in the strongest words possible". Read More »

USA says Telia settles bribery case, to pay $548.6 mln

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Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands ( Openbaar Ministerie ) to resolve charges related to violations of the U.S. The company also agreed to pay a criminal fine of more than $508 million imposed by the Department of Justice. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge George Daniels. Read More »

Almost 400 cats, dogs rescued from Virgin Islands

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But Gear says the massive rescue mission could've been prevented. Up to 400 additional soldiers are scheduled to follow soon after to conduct humanitarian assistance, clear roads, and distribute essential supplies to citizens. Gear grew up on the Caribbean islands and planned to fly 20 animals to the states each day for a week after Irma hit, but made a decision to escalate her plan once Maria barreled into the picture . Read More »

Russians tried to hack Washington state elections

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Ebel on Friday said he wasn't aware that the Secretary of State's Office had been communicating with federal agencies about suspected Russian hacker IP addresses. The Colorado Secretary of State's Office said in June that it not think it was targeted by Russian-backed hackers. Wisconsin elections officials are putting together a formal security plan in advance of next fall's election. Read More »

Man shot by Southern California officer dies

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In one video, the suspect is seen struggling with the officer on the ground and appears to pull something out of the officer's waistband. CBS2 could not immediately confirm if the man was shot with live rounds or non-lethal rubber bullets. Officer Angela Bennett says the shooting occurred Friday morning at a 7-Eleven and the suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Marina High School was temporarily on lockdown nearby as a precaution, police said. Read More »

Iranian President Urges Int'l Pressure on Myanmar to Stop Killing of Muslims

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A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine State triggered a crackdown by Myanmar forces that has sent a stream of Rohingya villagers fleeing to Bangladesh . "India is not even a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention". Referring to the "illegal and anti-national activities" of some Rohingyas, the Centre in its affidavit alleged that they were engaged in mobilizing funds through hawala channels and human ... Read More »

Why the German election matters

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Recommendations are circulating in social media for voters of Turkish origin living in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) to cast their ballot for the Alliance of German Democrats. It has more radical tax reduction and privatization plans, opposes deeper European Union integration and wants European Union countries to be able to quit the euro zone. Read More »

Charmin offers reward for 'Mad Pooper' to turn herself in

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The Charmin toilet paper company is hoping to coax a suspect out of hiding with a cushy offer. "Maybe they didn't use that word, but the woman went out and confronted her, and it was clear what she was doing". "She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped", Budde said. Colorado Springs Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of the "Mad Pooper" to contact them. Read More »

Tillerson: US Secretary of State has no plans to resign

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The secretary of state defended Trump's blunt rhetoric in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in NY on Tuesday, in which the president threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States is "forced to defend itself or its allies", prompting astonished gasps from some in the audience. Read More »

Dialogue still the way forward on North Korea: Chinese, Russian foreign ministers

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In his first address to the world gathering on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy North Korea ", derided leader Kim Yong-un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission". He condemned what he called "a very risky confrontation spiral around DPRK", the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and alluded to Trump's rhetoric about the rising nuclear threat from Pyongyang. Read More »

Syria opposition activist, daughter found dead in Istanbul

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Homicide officers are now investigating the deaths. Two Syrian journalists from the city of Raqa who were opposed to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group and were found beheaded in southern Turkey in 2015. In a Facebook post , her sister, Shaza Barakat, accused the Syrian government of being behind the murder. "Arouba wrote headlines in the first page and she pursued criminals and exposed them". Read More »

What does Pres. Trump's UN speech mean for Venezuela?

It was negotiated during the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama . Iran expert Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow with the UK's Chatham House, said that Rouhani was playing to both the global and domestic audience. Netanyahu ended his speech by wishing everyone a "shana tova" - happy new year in Hebrew - ahead of Rosh Hashanah, which begins Wednesday evening. Read More »

Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

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Myanmar's military has been accused of engaging in a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing " by a top United Nations human rights official, which according to the Guardian has a verified Facebook page with 2.6m followers. Since taking office in 2014, Modi's government has issued orders stating that no Hindu or member of another minority from Pakistan or Bangladesh would be considered an illegal immigrant even if they entered the country without valid documents on or before December ... Read More »