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Trump still tough on immigration, but softens slightly
- September 02, 2016

The speech, in which the tycoon returned to numerous hawkish themes that have resonated with his fan base, effectively shut down any talk that he was softening his approach to broaden his appeal. While illegal immigration from Mexico has been slowing and the USA crime rate has been declining, he paints a picture of undocumented immigrants streaming across the border and overwhelming countless neighborhoods with violent crimes. (more...)
New 100 kWh Tesla Model S Boasts 315-Mile EV Range
- September 02, 2016

A Tesla Model S P100D (the name for the 100kWh variant) with Ludicrous mode added on will accelerate from 0-60m/h (0-96.5km/h) in just 2.5 seconds. Tesla compared the vehicle to that of the Porsche 918 Spyder and the La Farrari, which were much faster but both had limited runs, while the new Tesla vehicles are to be factory produced for use by the general public. (more...)
Hurricane Hermine closes in on Florida
- September 02, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine has threatened to bring a unsafe storm surge and flooding to Florida after it strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm watches have been issued for Myrtle Beach, S.C., and for Wrightsville Beach and Surf City in North Carolina. (more...)
Clinton Announces Plans to Halt Campaign for 9/11 Clinton Announces Plans to Halt Campaign for 9/11
- September 02, 2016

Since President Harry Truman won Arizona in 1948, only one other Democrat - President Bill Clinton in 1996 - has carried the state. As well, about 30 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said they were mostly voting against Trump, not for Clinton. (more...)
US stocks close lower as energy drags US stocks close lower as energy drags
- September 02, 2016

Stocks remained stuck in limbo today thanks to dismal manufacturing data, which call into question whether the Fed should really hike interest rates this month even if August payrolls come in strong. The stock provided the biggest boost to the Nasdaq , followed by a 0.3 per cent rise in Microsoft. Heating oil lost 6 cents to $1.41 a gallon. 46 per cent, to 2,166.20. (more...)
Gold Heads for Monthly Drop as Investors Weigh U.S. Rate Outlook
- September 02, 2016

The market awaited Friday's jobs report to see if US labour conditions are strong enough to justify the Fed's monetary policy stance. The dollar, which was at around 100.500 yen at the start of the week, was little changed at 102.895 after rising on Tuesday to a one-month peak of 103.140. (more...)
Florida braces for 'life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine
- September 02, 2016

A tornado watch has also been issued for Beaufort County until 8 a.m. on Friday. The entire East Coast, including the NY area, is expected to feel the effects of the hurricane as well. "We haven't had one hit Florida since 2005, so we're going to have a helluva time convincing all of the new people who have moved here how serious this is", he said. (more...)
Rio stat analysis: Should India concentrate on few sports for more medals?
- September 02, 2016

Off-field scandal also struck during the Games as police seized passports, phones and computers in a raid on the Irish Olympic office, following the arrest of Irish International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey over an alleged black market tickets scam. (more...)
New commercial flights mean big change for US-Cuba relations
- September 02, 2016

JetBlue Flight 387 took off from Fort-Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and landed Wednesday in Cuba after a mere 45 minute flight, which took 55 years to happen. New commercial flights between Cuba nd the United States are the definitely real chance for many Americans and Cubans. The Fort Lauderdale airport was in full party mode near Jet Blue's departure area - a live salsa band blared Cuban favorites as passengers and bystanders broke into spontaneous dances. (more...)
First documented identical twin puppies born First documented identical twin puppies born
- September 02, 2016

But there was one problem - the pups didn't look entirely identical. "It has taken so long for us to find a monozygotic pair, so they are probably rare", says Joone. He was unaware that no identical twin dogs had been found before, but had never seen two puppies share on placenta so called in help from his colleagues. (more...)
USA stocks rise on Fed rate hike talk USA stocks rise on Fed rate hike talk
- September 02, 2016

Traders are now putting on 44 percent odds of a Fed rate hike in September and 63 percent odds of a December hike, having added to their bets in the wake of comments by Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen and vice chairman Stanley Fischer at the end of last week. (more...)
Twitter Inc (TWTR) Stock Climbs on Mergers & Acquisitions Chatter Twitter Inc (TWTR) Stock Climbs on Mergers & Acquisitions Chatter
- September 02, 2016

Following chatter overnight and this morning about Twitter (TWTR) possibly seeing activist intervention, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's Robert Peck was on CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" to throw cold water on the prospect of an immediate change in the company's direction. (more...)
PM Modi to embark on two-nation tour to Vietnam, China today
- September 02, 2016

On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and attend a BRICS leaders' meet. "Defence and security cooperation with Vietnam is very robust and it includes areas like counter-terrorism, trans-national crimes", she said. (more...)
Zika virus in mosquitoes found in US for first time Zika virus in mosquitoes found in US for first time
- September 02, 2016

At least one mosquito tested positive for Zika Virus in Florida, officials said on Thursday, after more than a month of testing mosquitoes in the Sunshine State. The CDC is now advising that pregnant women avoid traveling to these areas of Miami to reduce their risk of contracting Zika. Together we can contain and eliminate all cases of Zika. (more...)
UK health officials brace for five-day doctors strike
- September 02, 2016

Junior doctors say the new contract, which is being imposed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will harm patient safety and exacerbate a staffing crisis in the NHS. He added: "I have to say it beggars belief that we can be accused of playing politics in this when the stated reason of the Government proceeding is that it was in their party manifesto". (more...)
Why the people of this Irish city love Apple Why the people of this Irish city love Apple
- September 02, 2016

Ms. Vestager specifically invited them to do so, saying governments in Europe, as well as the USA, could claim a piece of the roughly €13 billion, or about $14.5 billion, in taxes that the commission has estimated Apple avoided paying in Europe and has ordered Dublin to recoup. (more...)
How Violence in Chicago Compares to Other Cities
- September 02, 2016

Across the United States, more than two-thirds of defendants released from state prisons were rearrested within five years, with the majority arrested within a year of release, according to a 2014 survey released by the U.S. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson also told CNN affiliate WBBM, "I am sick about reporting on murders every weekend". Tio Hardiman, President of Violence Interrupters Incorporated said, "The police can't stop killings in Chicago because everybody in ... (more...)
Warren leads 20 senators in letter grilling EpiPen maker
- September 02, 2016

As a compounder, Imprimis takes items already approved by the FDA and repackages them to create the drug. Let's work together to place the EpiPen and other life-saving therapies back within the reach of the people who need them. Therefore, a patient paying $600 an EpiPen can get a generic for $300 - a 50 percent discount. For a pack of two EpiPens parents are now having to pay more than $500 after using a coupon. (more...)
Uber Introducing Service's First Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh Uber Introducing Service's First Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh
- September 02, 2016

Now these laws don't allow for fully autonomous vehicles to be on the road. In addition to acquiring Otto, Uber also established a partnership with Swedish carmaker Volvo . Uber boss Travis Kalanick wrote in a blogpost: "Partnership is crucial to our self-driving strategy because Uber has no experience making cars - and to do that well is incredibly hard, as I realised on my first visit to a auto plant several years ago". (more...)
LAX shutdown amid active shooter reports LAX shutdown amid active shooter reports
- September 02, 2016

Airport police are investigating the cause of a "loud sound" that may have been mistaken for gunfire, they said. There were 281 arrivals and departures that were delayed, according to the airport. False report of active shooter continues to prompt flight delays at LAXVideo showed the man on the ground with his arms spread as officers rushed toward him to place him in handcuffs. (more...)

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