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Mom missing at sea once said son was no killer
- September 30, 2016

Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. Nathan Carman's been part of a search before. Authorities said police from South Kingstown, R.I. "Clearly something happened, but I don't know what, and I don't know how it could have been prevented". Defense attorney Hubert Santos said he's representing Carman. (more...)
Duterte's Stance on South China Sea Faces Test on Hanoi Trip
- September 30, 2016

I will serve notice to you now that this will be the last military exercise. A US Marine fires a machine gun during an amphibious landing exercise in San Antonio, Zambales, as part of the annual Philippine-US joint military maneuvers. "We shall also seek ways to advance collaboration in the campaign against illegal drugs trade, consistent with the goal of realizing an Asean drug-free country", the chief executive said. (more...)
Better oil prices lift ringgit higher against US dollar
- September 30, 2016

Algerian officials had said participants reached a "pre-accord" on production curbs to be finalised at an Opec meeting in Vienna in November. USA light oil WTI rose 0.3 percent to $47.17 a barrel after surging 5.3 percent on Wednesday, when it hit its highest since September 9. (more...)
Commuter train hits New Jersey station; no word on injuries
- September 30, 2016

Some of the injured sat on benches in the station while they waited for first responders, said Albelli, who lives in Closter, N.J. I got off and looked at the train and ... The person who was killed in the crash was not a passenger on the NJ Transit train. The number of train derailments in the United States has come down a long way in the past four decades, from around 9,000 per year in the late 1970s to less than 2,000 in 2015, according to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of ... (more...)
Commuter train crashes into rail station in New Jersey
- September 30, 2016

She said the crash hurled passengers against her, and one woman got her leg caught between the doors before fellow riders pulled her up. The train crashed into one of the busiest transportation hubs in the Northeast, derailing cars, causing the station ceiling to collapse and leaving one woman dead and more than 100 people injured. (more...)
Montreal SPCA files lawsuit over pit bull ban Montreal SPCA files lawsuit over pit bull ban
- September 30, 2016

The amendment addressed concerns that in the event of a pit bull's owner's death, the pit bull would be euthanized. Pit bulls will have to be muzzled outdoors and kept on a short leash with few exceptions. Benjamin Hart, a University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus, told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2013 that pit bulls are responsible for 60 percent of fatal dog maulings. (more...)
Chair Yellen Recapitulates That the Fed Hike Does not Have Fixed Timetable
- September 30, 2016

The Fed is therefore expecting for the unemployment rate to drop further and for the job growth to continue. "The Fed has an unacceptably cozy relationship both with the Obama administration and with higher ups in the Democratic Party", Garrett said. (more...)
US urges India, Pakistan to avoid escalation in Kashmir dispute
- September 30, 2016

If the pro-government narrative on this TV channel wasn't enough, the usual suspects on social media joined in desperately seeking to attribute the strikes to the strong nature of Modi government. Meanwhile, in a statement, Pakistan admitted that at least two Armymen were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire, which started at 2.30 am. (more...)
Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets
- September 30, 2016

Carcross is surrounded by clear, glacier-fed lakes and has staked much of its future on a network of mountain biking trails built in the hills surrounding the community. The deer come up to it and you shoot them. While in Whitehorse, the royal couple visited the MacBride Museum to learn about Yukon's history, and also enjoyed a community festival on Main Street. (more...)
Renault-Nissan boss says needs UK Brexit guarantees
- September 30, 2016

The carmaker is due to make a decision early next year on where to build the next Qashqai SUV - long before the terms of Brexit are likely to be known. "Then what we need is free trade", Jean Marc Streng, Honda's general manager for Europe, told the BBC. Around 1.59 million cars were manufactured in Britain previous year, and some 80 percent of them were exported, majority to European countries. (more...)
Commerzbank to cut 9600 jobs by 2020 Commerzbank to cut 9600 jobs by 2020
- September 30, 2016

On the news, shares of Commerzbank dropped by over 2.2% in Thursday trading by midday. The lender earlier this year paid a dividend of 20 cents per share for 2015, its first payout since 2007. "I assume Commerzbank won't pay a dividend before 2020, and that is bad", said the investor, who declined to be named. Commerzbank declined to comment on the question of Beumer's departure. (more...)
'Unprovoked' Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir
- September 30, 2016

She said there had already been "ominous signs of unusual movement" along the border with movements of troops and tanks and credible reports of Indian evacuations of some areas. "At the same time, we continue to be in close contact with Pakistan and we continue to value the important partnership that we have formed with them on a range of issues, including security issues". (more...)
Indian Troops Cross Kashmir Line-of-Control, Attack Pakistani Troops
- September 30, 2016

Interestingly, soon after the Indian DGMO broke the news to Pakistani side about India's action against terrorists, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went in a huddle with his military commanders and political confidantes to discuss the security situation. (more...)
Philip Hammond announces end of George Osborne Help to Buy scheme Philip Hammond announces end of George Osborne Help to Buy scheme
- September 30, 2016

The scheme was scheduled to expire this year, but mortgage lenders had called for it to be replaced, warning that its closure would push the first-time-buyer market back into decline. Help to Buy was a flagship policy brought in by former Chancellor George Osborne. He said: "The mortgage market has become less reliant on the scheme as confidence has returned". (more...)
Trump Business Strategy: Hire Pretty Women Trump Business Strategy: Hire Pretty Women
- September 30, 2016

Strozier said that in 2003, Vincent Stellio, a company vice president, told her to fire an employee because "Mr. Trump doesn't like fat people". The club's former restaurant manager Charles West also issued a sworn statement, alleging he was instructed by his boss to hire only young, attractive women as hostesses, and they needed to be screened to make sure they are "sufficiently pretty" before they could be hired. (more...)
After train crash, PATH service to resume, buses to help
- September 30, 2016

In total, at least 108 people were injured in the crash, Christie said. Ross Bauer, an IT specialist who was heading to his Manhattan job from his home in Hackensack, was sitting in the third or fourth auto when the train was pulling into the historic 109-year-old station for its final stop. (more...)
Underlying comparable sales rise 3% at Costco Underlying comparable sales rise 3% at Costco
- September 30, 2016

Analysts on average had expected earnings of US$1.73 per share, according to Thomson Reuters. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 2.56 million shares. Costco shares have decreased nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 5 percent. Costco's stock has experienced almost a 10 percent decline in the past month. (more...)
Corbyn vows to unite Labour against May's grammar school plans
- September 30, 2016

Candidate selection will be a matter for "democratic discussion" by local activists, he said, while his close ally Diane Abbott said the leadership would not intervene in the decisions of constituency parties - some of which have threatened to remove Corbyn critics, like Angela Eagle in Wallasey. (more...)
Woman killed in Hwy. 401 crash early Thursday Woman killed in Hwy. 401 crash early Thursday
- September 30, 2016

Thursday, when a vehicle ran into the back of a produce truck in the middle lane of eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at Highway 6 North. Hwy 401 EB after Townline Rd. Police say one of the SUV passengers was ejected from the vehicle. It's "amazing that it's not a fatality at this point". It's not known how many people were hurt or what caused the crash. (more...)
US economy grew at 1.4 per cent rate in spring US economy grew at 1.4 per cent rate in spring
- September 30, 2016

Petersburg, Florida, said about household spending. Previous year during this time, the economy grew much faster. At the same time, consumer spending, which makes up more than two-thirds of United States economic activity, was robust in the second quarter, rising at a 4.3 percent annual rate, while growth in exports outstripped that of imports enough to boost GDP by the most since the third quarter of 2014. (more...)

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