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Roy Moore wins Alabama Republican primary with Bible-first campaign


WILLIAM BRANGHAM: In the general election, Moore now faces Democrat Doug Jones , a former federal prosecutor with a strong record on civil rights. Heller's primary challenger, Danny Tarkanian, tweeted his congratulations to Moore and added: "Primary voters showed they'll drain the swamp across country". Read More »

U.S. slashing of embassy staff will affect ties


The U.S. State Department announced it is pulling all non-essential diplomatic personnel from Cuba following unexplained "health attacks" on 21 of its staff in Havana. The relationship between the USA and Cuba hit troubled waters earlier this year when it was revealed that American diplomatic personnel and their families living in Cuba were subjected to what appeared to be a series of sonic attacks. Read More »

Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Hurricane Response

The White House said Trump will make calls to several Puerto Rico officials, including Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, on Saturday afternoon. He says the hurricane "totally destroyed" Puerto Rico and that "the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an awesome job". Read More »

Senate Committee releases 2018 budget proposal

The plan does leave open the potential that a higher bracket could be added, and key lawmakers urged their fellow Republicans to withhold final judgment until the tax-writing committees crafted a final product. But just 3 percent of the richest Americans would face a tax increase , the analysis found. Republicans , who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, announced Trump's tax proposal on Wednesday, offering trillions of dollars in tax cuts to businesses and ... Read More »

Texas gives Houston $50 mln for Hurricane Harvey costs


Damage to city buildings is now in the ballpark of $175 million, Turner said - but the city's flood insurance policy caps out at $100 million. Raising property taxes is one way of addressing the problem, albeit an incredibly unpopular one with residents. Read More »

Trump says Puerto Ricans 'want everything done for them'


Saturday morning, Trump tweeted from his golf resort in Bedminster, NJ, "Such poor leadership ability from the mayor of San Juan and others who are not able to get their workers to help". "She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING". Later Friday, during a speech on tax policy, Trump said, "Ultimately, the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort...will be funded". Read More »

Theresa May: Britain Committed to Defence of Europe

But British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted there had been "very good progress" on the rights of European Union expatriates, following a major Brexit speech she gave in Florence, Italy, last week. The spokesman said Merkel had welcomed the Florence speech and that the two leaders had agreed on the need to settle the issue of citizens' rights "at the earliest opportunity". Read More »

FAA Announces New No Drone Zones Over Monuments


These destinations are mostly hot tourist spots, including the Statue of Liberty and a few dams throughout the US. It says it marks the first time the FAA has restricted drone flights over Interior Department landmarks, although numerous sites were covered by a National Park Service ban on drones issued in 2014. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed sends Rs. 100m defamation notice to Pak Foreign minister


These people were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back. Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif did what appeared to be some plain talking when he told an audience at the Asia Society in NY that Hafiz Saeed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba and others of their ilk had become liabilities for his country. Read More »

CT Residents Continue Puerto Rico Storm Relief Efforts

He then returned to his usual line of critique: blaming the media. Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz implored Trump on Friday to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives ", while the president asserted USA officials and emergency personnel are working all-out against daunting odds, with "incredible" results. Read More »

Presidents Cup: Team USA cruises to 8-2 lead after day two


But it could have been even worse for the global team, because American veteran Phil Mickelson missed a six-foot putt at the final hole as he and partner Kevin Kisner halved with Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman . However, the International Team is improving with the emergence of Day and Matsuyama. "We were really excited to know that he had accepted that role and was contemplating coming out here", Monahan said. Read More »

Modi is a 'liar'; I won't allow Bullet Train project: Raj Thackeray


Speaking to reporters at his residence in Dadar, Thackeray threatened a major morcha to the Western Railways headquarters in Churchgate on 5 October, to highlight poor transport infrastructure, CNN News18 reported. Thackeray also lashed out at BJP govt for Friday stampede, which had broken out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two stations in Mumbai . Read More »

Punjab police arrests seven Babar Khalsa members


News agency ANI reported that the commissioner said the group was motivated to target anyone who opposed or wrote against Khalistan and its ideology, however, their timely intervention foiled their plan. The Commissioner of police, RN Dhoke said, "The arrested youth were handpicked by active member of Babar Khalsa International Surinder Singh Babar, who is based in England, to be a part of their organisation". Read More »

North Korea hot topic during Xi and May phonecall


Coal was one of North Korea's top exports to China , its main trading partner. It will be Tillerson's second visit to China and comes amid escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea . China accepted about 1.64 million tons of North Korean coal that month, worth about $138.1 million, according to China's General Administration of Customs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Read More »

Bullet train will kill everything like demonetisation


Reacting to the lament that the stampede at Elphinstone Road station on Friday was caused due to heavy rain, he said , "It is not the first time that it rained in Mumbai ". A stampede on Friday at Elphinstone Road station had killed at least 26 people while injuring dozens of passengers. The Elphinstone stampede was an unfortunate one The incident that took place at Elphinstone bridge was an unfortunate one. Read More »

Bali authorities urge many who fled volcano to return home


Sutopo said Bali's governor has ordered 70,000 people residents from 27 villages within the danger zones to remain at evacuation posts. More than 144,000 people have been taken to shelters in 500 different locations across the island, according to the Pacific nation's government. Read More »

Materazzi: 'I supported Zidane and Real Madrid against Juventus'


As well as doubts about Bale, Madrid could also be without Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Theo Hernandez and Mateo Kovacic. But they should still have enough quality to cope and win this game if things go as they should. Week seven of Liga action brought a 2-1 home victory over Compostela that sparked a run of three wins and the brief hope that Real may recover sufficiently to launch a title defence. Read More »

Missing Virginia teen found dead at North Carolina church


The body has not been identified, nor have police determined if foul play was involved. After a two-hour search, they returned with a pink shoe and a sweatshirt, The Virginia Pilot reports . In the photo, Billie has dreadlocks that are dyed multiple colors on the ends. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information on Billie's whereabouts. Read More »

North Korea provocation probable on 10 October, warns Japan


U.S. has banned eight North Korean banks and 26 bank officials in order to increase pressure on North Korea's nuclear program. We have lines of communication with Pyongyang . "Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer", Ri told reporters. Meanwhile, North Korea yesterday accused Mr Trump of exploiting American student Otto Warmbier's death. Read More »

Trump is charging Puerto Rican hurricane victims to be evacuated


She did not mention the president directly, but the missives were posted about an hour after Trump accused her and others in Puerto Rico of "poor leadership", failing "to get their workers to help" and wanting "everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". Read More »

Shulkin, Wife Mixed Business With Pleasure During European Trip


Shuklin and his entourage attended a Wimbledon tennis match, toured Westminster Abbey and took a cruise on the Thames, all while on an official visit for meetings with Danish and British officials. "Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know about my official travel as Secretary, and posting this information online for all to see will do just that", Shulkin said in the statement . Read More »

Mr. President, stop insulting Sen. John McCain


For McConnell, Trump has reportedly began mocking his "slumped shoulders; lethargic body language". McCain and Collins broke ranks because of concerns over the rushed process as well as the contents of the bill.Kudos to all three for voting their principles over their party, and in particular to McCain and Collins, each of whom repeated the stand that doomed another ill-considered health care bill in late July. Read More »

Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor


But his response to the Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico has been markedly different, in both actions and words. Emphasizing the difficulty of the task of rebuilding devastated areas, Trump noted that the USA territory is "an island surrounded by water". Read More »

Ius soli, la cittadinanza va guadagnata


Lo spettro della caduta del Governo e' dietro l'angolo, e il Pd non puo' ignorarlo: 'Non vogliamo mettere in difficolta' il Governo ma la posizione del Pd sullo ius soli non si sposta di un millimetro -, ha detto Richetti. Lo ius soli deve attendere. Chissà, forse vogliono aspettare che i potenziali beneficiari - 800mila bambini italiani de facto in una prima fase, poi 50/60mila l'anno - non ne abbiano più bisogno. Read More »

GRAPHIC: Man allegedly ripped out woman's eyes


The woman was also stabbed in the stomach. The child's mother is now blind, and the father is behind bars. Roberson allegedly told detectives he blacked out during the attack and has no memory of it, the affidavit states. During that fight, the Times Free Press reported that police used a stun gun on Roberson multiple times but it didn't have any effect. A man was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault after allegedly cutting out a woman's eyes during a ... Read More »

Spend on railways infra, safety instead of bullet train: Chidambaram


The reply in Parliament in August that year had said overbridges had been sanctioned in five stations under Wester Railways , including Elphinstone Road. However, this was not there because of the policy adopted by Western Railways that it will provide emergency rooms only at stations where 100 or more accidents occur in a year. Read More »

Ali hits milestone as Pakistan go steady


The 32-year-old, in his 115th innings, became the fourth-quickest Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone during his unbeaten 74. Openers Shan Masood and Sami Aslam (51) moved their stand to 114 before they were separated when Dilruwan Perera trapped the latter leg before. Read More »

Jammu: Day after flag meet, BSF unearths tunnel being dug from Pak


The tunnel was found in the forest area of Damala nalah in Arnia sector. He said that the tunnel was being dug from the Pakistani side along the global border and from there the forces recovered "war-like" store, indicating presence of terrorists who were waiting for an opportune time to sneak in but sensing trouble, they managed to retreat and escaped being caught. Read More »

SOS From Hurricane-Ravaged Vieques: Send Help Now


More than a week later, problems distributing supplies were still unsolved and worries remain that disease and lack of basic necessities would result in a deadly humanitarian crisis . A group from Tucson is sending five pallets of beans on Saturday, and Cox Communications has offered space in a warehouse to store them until they can be transported, he said. Read More »

Time for health care reform is now


Dozens went to Park Square on Monday in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill.Jay Gonzalez.Jessica Shandor.State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier. With the legislation now sidelined, employer groups are instead seeking to get support for narrower changes, such as a repeal or delay of a controversial tax, that might be able to win support on both sides of the aisle. Read More »

Trump Visiting Manila in November During Asian Trip


There will also be a stop in Hawaii. The White House said Mr Trump's visit would "strengthen the global resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Evacuations Underway On NC's Outer Banks


The Trump administration is announcing it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. As of Monday, limited ferry service was available during daylight hours to transport emergency supplies to Vieques and Culebra. Read More »

Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November


It will be Trump's first trip to the region since he took office in January, and North Korea will top the agenda. But Trump, to be accompanied by first lady Melania, will start the tour with a visit to Japan around Nov 5 and meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Nov 6, according to diplomatic sources. Read More »