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Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

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This means that foreign vessels can not move between US ports, including Puerto Rico, explains Fialkoff. The message linked to a statement urging the Trump Administration to waive the Jones Act and to extend the period of time that the island is exempt from matching funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief. Read More »

Toddler steals Prince Harry's heart - and popcorn - at Invictus Games

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Prince Harry caught her out but didn't seem to mind. Prince Harry has already had several heartwarming moments at the Invictus Games this week ( making faces at a popcorn-stealing toddler , holding hands with girlfriend Meghan Markle ), but one of his sweetest moments yet involved a paper and a pen. Read More »

Putin to meet Erdogan as Russia-Turkey ties deepen

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Putin's criticism of the USA came as the Russian chemical weapons disposal plant near the village of Kizner, Udmurtia, in the Urals destroyed the last remains of the Russian arsenal. The president has also sent a pike in the United States, regretting that they "do not meet, unfortunately not their obligations" in the matter. Six other destruction facilities had completed their work and were closed between 2005 and 2015. Read More »

Kim Kardashian confirms third child is on the way

Kim Kardashian , 36, who has danced around confirming a third baby on the way via surrogate for months, confirmed the news by way of a teaser trailer for Season 14 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians , released Thursday. Everyone is over the moon for them both. Over the past few months, Kim and Kanye, who are already parents to daughter North , 4, and son Saint , almost 2, kept quiet about the subject. Read More »

N.Korea moving airplanes, boosting defence after United States bomber flight -Yonhap

South Korean lawmakers said Chung had told them the United States and South Korea had agreed on the rotational deployment of USA strategic assets to South Korea, possibly as soon as year-end. "It's simply a longstanding policy so. our adversaries never know where they're at". The Pentagon has kept bombers in the Pacific for years at Guam's Andersen Air Force Base, perhaps one of the main reasons that the North Korean regime has threatened to strike the US island territory. Read More »

Send help to islands

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Buchanan's presence will add efficiency to coordinating military operations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nawrocki said . Davis said that at the time, 59 of Puerto Rico's 69 hospitals were "operational with unknown status", close to 44 percent of the population had no drinking water outside of US aid, the San Juan Airport and nine other airports remained open, and three of the five local seaports were open but with some restrictions. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear new challenge to labor unions

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Bush. From 1986-1989 and 1993-2003, he practiced law in Washington , D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor responded Wednesday to a petition filed by Regavim by saying that High Court justices are prohibited by the Judicial Code of Ethics from attending any state ceremony linked to publicly disputed issues, and which are clearly politically one-sided. Read More »

'Madman Trump:' North Korea releases violent propaganda video

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The video made direct threats against USA military assets that are frequently used by the U.S. military in their show of force against North Korea . "The U.S. has pledged to expand the rotational deployment of its strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula", Chung told the political leaders after being asked if there was "any crack" in terms of trust between the security allies. Read More »

Ron Rivera pledges $50K to Puerto Rico relief

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Some have predicted that the toll in Puerto Rico will be much higher than the 11 nursing home deaths in Hollywood, Fla. after the wake of Hurricane Irma. Rubio said during a Facebook live Wednesday that he hasn't been to Puerto Rico yet, because he didn't want to be another body taking up precious space on one of the limited flights to the island. Read More »

#BenStokes, Hales suspended by England after 'fight' video emerges

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Team-mate Alex Hales , who was with Stokes at the Mbargo club, also missed the match and returned to Bristol to help police. "We'd appeal for anyone who was in the Clifton Triangle area in the early hours of Monday who saw any part of this incident, to call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217218578". Read More »

System expected to bring heavy rain to Florida this weekend

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The impact for us would be an increase in rain chances with totals over several days of over two inches. The NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) said there is a 20 per cent chance of another cyclone forming within 48 hours. A weak area of low pressure will likely form from this weather system as it moves northward across Cuba and near the East coast of Florida during the next few days. Read More »

Turkish Prime Minister Voices Support for Iraqi Steps Over Kurdish Referendum

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ARAB LEAGUE secretary-general Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged Iraqis yesterday to renounce their differences and open comprehensive dialogue to avoid clashes following Iraq's Kurdish minority's independence referendum. The region is landlocked between Iran , Turkey, Syria, and the rest of Iraq. Iran's Defence Minister General Amir Hatami expressed concerns over the security implications of the referendum, declaring: "Iran is opposed to any action that leads to a change" in the geographical ... Read More »

Trump considers shipping waiver for Puerto Rico aid

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Meanwhile, the shipping industry - a fierce supporter of the Jones Act - says that USA companies and workers should be at the forefront of the relief effort . Senior DHS officials said Wednesday that the department has not received any formal requests to waive the Jones Act , although they acknowledged receiving the request from the group of House lawmakers. Read More »

Arizona Assistant Basketball Coach Arrested

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Per the complaint, former National Basketball Association agent Christian Dawkins - also arrested on Tuesday - asked an undercover agent on July 5, 2017 for $15,000, which he would then give to Richardson to secure Quinerly's commitment to the Wildcats. Read More »

Malloy vetoes budget he calls unbalanced and unsustainable

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The Republican budget does not raise taxes, restores funding for schools and towns and protects municipal aid. Following the stunning bipartisan vote that passed the Republican budget by a 78-72 margin at 1:44 a.m., today, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides hailed the passage of the bipartisan package in the House, and urged Gov. Read More »

ME governor orders sheriffs to honor immigration requests

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Gov. Paul LePage threatened Tuesday to oust elected sheriffs who reject requests from immigration officers to hold jail detainees beyond their scheduled release dates. Joyce argued it is unconstitutional to detain someone past their release date without a warrant, even if there is probable cause to suspect the individual violated federal immigration law. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly Returns to Fox News Tuesday as Guest on 'Hannity'

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While O'Reilly said that these National Football League players have the right to protest, he noted that their claims that America is an "evil country where white supremacists stalk innocent blacks" are not true. "I question how serious Fox News considers the offenses for which he was sacked if they are now giving him a platform to sell his book", a senior Fox News employee told CNN . Read More »

Arista Leads the Cloud, Mind the 'In-Sourcing,' Says Berenberg

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There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $6. Fifteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.09, for a total transaction of $1,503,274.47. On 9/1/2017 Marc Taxay, SVP, sold 2,000 with an average share price of $176.09 per share and the total transaction amounting to $352,180.00. Read More »

Louisville suspends Rick Pitino, AD Tom Jurich

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Pitino's attorney Steve Pence told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the coach has been " effectively fired ". One of the biggest names in college sports is among the first to be punished in the wake of the federal investigation into fraud and corruption in NCAA recruiting. Read More »

Italian Fincantieri seals deal for STX France

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Italian state-owned shipbuilder Fincantieri (BIT:FCT) will take over 51% in the Saint-Nazaire based shipbuilder STX France, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced on Wednesday. Under the new shareholder structure, 34.34 percent will be owned by the French state, including the 1 percent stake loaned to Fincantieri. The deal "is an improvement on the previous one from all standpoints", Italian industry and economy ministry sources said. Read More »

Hurricane Maria staying away from U.S. mainland

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Autumn weather is predicted to dominate this week with foggy nights alongside wet and windy spells. Maria is one of three systems being tracked by the National Hurricane Center on Thursday. " Lee becomes the fifth major hurricane of the 2017 season", the advisory stated. "The potential storm, if it hit the United Kingdom directly, would bring severe gales and heavy rain sometime towards the end of..." Steve Ramsdale, chief operational meteorologist at the Met Office , said: "The ... Read More »

U.S. mulls request by lawmakers to waive shipping limits on Puerto Rico

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It was an easy decision for the president to waive the Jones Act (which applies to any cargo shipped between two USA ports) in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "We still need some more help". It's the higher prices Puerto Ricans must pay. "Temporarily loosening [the Jones Act] requirements - for the express purposes of disaster recovery - will allow Puerto Rico to have more access to the oil needed for its power plants, food, medicines, clothing and building supplies", the group wrote. Read More »

Phil Mickelson takes hilariously bad selfie with Obama, Clinton and Bush

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The PGA's Presidents Cup is a series of men's golf matches between a team representing the United States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe. The other three matches were all square early on the back nine, with the global team badly needing to win two of them to stay within touch. Obama, after shaking hundreds of hands and having a long chat with USA assistant captain Tiger Woods, departed adter the third match started but Bush and Clinton stayed ... Read More »

Support for Iran Nuke Deal Remains Steady; 54 Percent

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The committee's top Democrat, Senator Jack Reed, asked Dunford whether walking away from the Iran nuclear pact would affect the United States ability to negotiate with North Korea or devise a non-military solution toward Pyongyang. There are a lot of countries with an enrichment program, and Iran will have an enrichment program, will continue to have an enrichment program, and that enrichment program will be strictly under IAEA surveillance. Read More »

Victims in El Capitan rockfall Wednesday are from Great Britain

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The man was with a British woman who was seriously injured, the park's ranger Scott Gediman said. "I saw a piece of rock, white granite the size of an apartment building, at least 100 feet by 100 feet, suddenly just come peeling off the wall with no warning", Canadian climber Peter Zabrok told the Associated Press . Read More »

40-year-old Italian woman marries herself

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Laura came up with the plan after her 12-year-long relationship ended and told her family that she will marry herself if she couldn't find her soulmate by the time she is 40. And according to Mesi she's the first Italian woman to hold such a ceremony. The 40-year-old paid £8,700 for the ceremony, which is not legally recognised, and even went to Egypt on her honeymoon - by herself. Read More »

Trump starts morning off by slamming NFL

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Some game windows posted double-digit ratings increases, and NFL Network's pregame show grabbed its biggest TV audience ever. In week two, " Monday Night Football " ratings dropped 14% in live and same-day average viewers compared to the same week in 2016, according to UBS. Read More »

Donald Trump 'not happy' about Tom Price's private jet usage

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When he was asked if Price would keep his job, Trump merely said "we'll see". Trump's comments came as a congressional committee launched a wide-ranging examination of air travel by high-ranking Trump officials following reports that Price used pricey charters when cheaper commercial flights were available. Read More »

Watching the Numbers on Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)

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It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500. Bronson Point Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 200,000 shares stake. Liquidity allows investor to enter and exit a stock at a good price (i.e. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of DVN in report on Thursday, July 13 with "Buy" rating. Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $2.11 Billion for the current quarter. Read More »

Bangladesh improves in Global Competitiveness Index

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The WEF noted that South Korea was one of the few advanced countries that showed a continuing decline in the rankings over the past decades and that there was a clear imbalance between the 12 sectors. The report said the UAE improved its absolute assessment and continues to lead the Arab World in terms of competitiveness, but it lost one place on a year ago as other countries post even larger gains. Read More »

Malaysia bans citizens from travelling to North Korea

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An envoy from the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur met with officials of the Malaysian squad recently, pledging to protect players and officials at the upcoming match, which has been postponed twice so far this year due to the killing of Kim Jong Nam . Read More »