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Former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in UK

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Yingluck was found guilty by Thailand's top court on Wednesday of criminal negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme that cost the country billions of dollars. Thai Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan told reporters that the government has been in contact with the United Arab Emirates about Yingluck. It had been generally assumed that Yingluck was in Dubai or London, since her brother Thaksin maintains residences in both locations. Read More »

Trump Administration Is Pressed to Step Up Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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Patrick-André Mather, who is originally from Montreal but has been living in Puerto Rico for the past 13 years, was in his concrete apartment building as it swayed in the 280 km/h winds last week when the power went out. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told the New York Times on Wednesday he's appreciated the help Uncle Sam has provided so far. The island has been in a recession for more than a decade, the poverty rate was 45 percent and unemployment was around 10 percent, higher than ... Read More »

Texas says DHS wrong, hacker didn't target state

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The department walked that back Tuesday in California and Wisconsin, prompting confusion among state officials already frustrated by the federal government's delay in sharing information about the 2016 election. Padilla reassured voters that "the California Secretary of State elections infrastructure and websites were not hacked or breached by Russian cyber actors". Read More »

Liam Neeson Reveals Steven Seagal Once Insulted His Punching Technique

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Fortunately for Neeson, he's shown no signs of slowing down in recent years and looks as fit as ever, so there's a reason his remarks took people by surprise. Neeson now has two action films set to be released in 2018 - Hard Powder , in which he plays a snowplow driver who faces off with drug dealers, and The Commuter . Read More »

Techs lead stocks higher; tax cut plans not so much

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald J. Trump's vision of a broad reform of the American tax code, which will result in dramatic tax cuts for millions of American individuals, families, businesses, and family farmers , ranchers, and foresters. Read More »

Judwaa 2 movie tweet review

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The film directed by David Dhawan and Judwaa 2 is also much-awaited and anticipated big released of the week. As mentioned earlier, Judwaa 2 is a remake of Salman Khan starrer Judwaa which released ten years back in 1997. The two hit numbers are already topping the charts and seeing Varun, Taapsee and Jacqueline grooving to the rehashed tracks is a ideal delight. With a lot of high octane Drama movie like Bhoomi and Haseena Parkar, this dual comedy-action genre will stand a ... Read More »

US Senate approves Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russian Federation

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Michael McFaul , a former USA ambassador to Russian Federation during the Obama administration, said on Twitter Thursday evening that Huntsman is a "Terrific choice". "Our relationship with Russian Federation is among the most consequential and complex foreign-policy challenges we face", Huntsman said. Sputnik International reports citing United States diplomatic sources that the Republican moved closer to Senate approval on Tuesday when he received the endorsement from its Foreign ... Read More »

Premier League faces divisions over distribution of TV rights money

And despite being happy that his former club are back in the Champions League this season, Ferdinand doesn't think that they will make it as far as the semi-finals. "We will have team with quality, with balance", Mourinho told the pre-match press conference in Moscow, having confirmed Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick having stayed at home with the injured Paul Pogba . Read More »

5-star recruit EJ Montgomery decommits from Auburn

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District Attorney for the Southern District of NY. "We are going to open E.J.'s recruitment back up", Montgomery's father told Scout. "They exploited the dreams of athletes around the country", Kim said. Evans said because "every guy I recruit and get is my personal kid", he was able to steer them toward prospective agents and advisers, prosecutors said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Watch issued for parts of eastern North Carolina

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It's also possible parts of the east coast could see outer rain bands from Maria. Still, the tropical season is far from over and more storms could develop later in October, Accuweather warns. There is a storm surge watch from Cape Lookout to Duck including the sound side of the Outer banks. Wind, rough surf and storm surge possible as early as Tuesday for those areas. Read More »

Should Investors Take a Bite out of Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)?

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About 1.71M shares traded. Bamco Ny stated it has 0.01% in Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE ). It has underperformed by 36.98% the S&P500. Stifel Fincl Corporation reported 0.04% stake. 30,918 are held by Renaissance Technologies Lc. Pinnacle Hldgs Lc owns 6,759 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Hodges Capital Management has invested 0.01% in Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE ). Read More »

Hackers target Whole Foods' credit card data

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Cards used within the regular grocery sections of the supermarkets weren't affected, nor was any data from Amazon's website compromised, the company said. Whole Foods is facing a credit card security breach. The company said Amazon.com systems were not impacted by the hacking. The company said payment information at certain venues, including taprooms and full table-service restaurants inside some of its stores, was accessed. Read More »

North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

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Mr Ri said on Monday the North's right to countermeasures included shooting down USA bombers "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country". South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing on Tuesday that the North's inadequate radar systems failed to detect the B-1B bombers as they flew east of North Korea. Read More »

US Promises to Deploy 'Strategic' Military Assets Near Korean Peninsula

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According to South Korean intelligence, however, which national lawmakers were briefed about Tuesday, the North is shifting deployments to the east of the country, along the route that the US jets flew. Key strategic weapons, including homegrown ballistic missiles, were displayed at the celebration function that was broadcast live and held at the headquarters of the Navy's Second Fleet in Pyeongtaek, 70 km south of Seoul. Read More »

Trump says he's spoken with Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones

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The ratings-focused president also suggested that viewers at this point are largely tuning in to see who kneels, and then tuning out. "Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!" The Cardinals stood with their arms locked as well on Monday night - but in the end zone, as a field-length American flag was unfurled. Read More »

Outer Banks residents prepare for Maria's Tuesday impact

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A tropical storm warning for the Outer Banks was discontinued and Maria was expected to accelerate east-northeast on Thursday and Friday , moving away from the USA coast. The storm surge will likely lead to ocean overwash along flood-prone North Carolina Highway 12. The Dare County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Hatteras Island will reopen to visitors at 1 p.m. Read More »

United States mulls request by lawmakers to waive shipping limits on Puerto Rico

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But by his own admission, Trump's reluctance to lift the waiver may stem from pressure from the American shipping industry, whose interests the Jones Act protects. But the DHS official said Jones Act exemptions are based exclusively on the interest of national defense. Puerto Rico is having no problems getting gasoline, diesel fuel and other supplies to the island, Homeland Security said. Read More »

Ravens: Air Force Vocal Trio To Perform National Anthem Sunday

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Namely that he didn't take a knee during the national anthem. A spokesman for the Ravens said in a statement: 'We greatly appreciate the work Joey did for us, and we thank him'. Joe Odoms, a combat veteran who won a competition in 2014 to become the national anthem singer for the Ravens , wrote on Instagram that he is resigning because the team's fans have been criticizing players for protesting. Read More »

Minnesota Twins Excitement Reaching New High After Playoff Berth

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The first run of the game came in the top of the first as the Twins' Jorge Polanco would drive in Brian Dozier with an RBI groundout. For the first time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Twins are headed to the playoffs. "It's been huge. Chris Gimenez has been huge". So the idea from the start of spring training was to get back to the fundamentals. "It's fun to finally give ourselves a chance". Read More »

Maria Has Been Downgraded To A Tropical Storm

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A storm surge watch is in effect from Cape Lookout to west of Ocracoke Inlet and from north of Cape Hatteras to Duck. He said the worst problems were on Hatteras Island, where more than 10,000 visitors left under an evacuation order, but hundreds of local residents were allowed to stay. Read More »

Vetr Inc. Downgrades United States Steel Co. (X) to Buy

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) is the focus stock of the day and here we can take a look at several ratios to determine if it is fairly valued. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,090,213 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $104,480,000 after purchasing an additional 512,075 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Japan PM Abe dissolves lower house

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Abe's decision to call an snap election has been bolstered by an improvement in his personal ratings, which have risen to around 50 percent from around 30 percent in July. "I must seek your support in order to overcome this national crisis", Abe said. "If her party does better than expected, expect the long knives to come out in the LDP, and Abe could be ushered to the exit". Read More »

Businesses join efforts to provide relief for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

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Arroyo is a counselor with Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court and was born in Puerto Rico. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. Four members of the UMBC volleyball team played on for days despite being unable to get in touch with relatives back home in Puerto Rico. "They don't think we're important", De Jesus said. Read More »

IAEA Chief: N. Korea Made 'Rapid Progress' on Nuclear Development

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But while Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has infuriated Tehran by saying the IAEA should widen its inspections to include military sites, diplomats say Russian Federation has been trying to restrict the agency's role by arguing it has no authority to police a broadly worded section of the deal. Read More »

Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico

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Viewed in this context, I suppose we should be grateful that they are so quick to play the race card. "In addition to building that first line of the supply chain, we are also rebuilding the entire distribution system. "Food costs twice as much in Puerto Rico as in Florida". Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-New York) said in a statement that the hurricane was "a natural disaster of historic proportions". Read More »

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

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The Rakhine see Muslims as a threat to that power. "We have received bone-chilling accounts from those who fled - mainly women, children and the elderly". Besides Bangladesh, India also plans to repatriate 40,000 Rohingyas who fled Myanmar in the recent and earlier conflicts between Rohingya militant elements and the Myanmarese government. Read More »

Black Lives Matter movement can not be sued, U.S. judge rules

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After hearing about the ruling, Mckesson said Thursday, "It's clear that I did nothing wrong that day and that the police were the only violent people in the streets ". Donna Grodner , the officer's attorney, had previously said that Black Lives Matter should be held accountable. Video of the incident was inconclusive, prosecutors said. Read More »

HC grants anticipatory bail to Pinto family

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This even as the two arrested officials of the Ryan school were denied bail today. The case had to be again transferred to another bench, which is meant for CBI cases, after the central investigating agency took over the probe last Friday. The Pintos have been accused of criminal negligence in the murder of Class 2 student Pradyuman Thakur in Ryan International School's Gurgaon branch on September 8. Read More »

North Korea has been getting away with murder for decades. Here's how

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Pyongyang's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho responded that Mr Trump had "declared war" and North Korea reserved the right to take counter-measures, including shooting down USA bombers, even if they were not in its air space. The United States regularly sends aircraft carriers, as well as Los Angeles-class submarines, to South Korea during annual joint military exercises. Read More »

ICE arrests hundreds of immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'

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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Federal immigration officials arrested 107 undocumented immigrants living in Philadelphia during a four-day operation that targeted sanctuary cities, where local law enforcement agencies are not complying with federal immigration orders. Read More »

Abortions in IL to be covered by Medicaid, state health insurance

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Bruce Rauner signed Thursday. "I personally am pro-choice", he said. The proposal would allow abortions funded by state employee health insurance and Medicaid. Rauner is considered one of the most vulnerable Republican governors up for reelection in 2018. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), and Terry Cosgrove, president and CEO of Personal PAC, wrote in a recent op-ed in Crain's Chicago Business. Read More »