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US construction spending slumped in September US construction spending slumped in September
- November 02, 2016

Spending on private construction projects dipped 0.2 per cent in September, with outlays on residential construction rising 0.5 per cent after falling 1.2 per cent in August. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on construction spending for September. Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $86.6 billion, 0.9% above the revised August estimate of $85.8 billion. (more...)
Bears surprise Vikings in Cutler's return Bears surprise Vikings in Cutler's return
- November 02, 2016

Consequently, we didn't play real good offensively. I hope it piss everybody off and know we can really dominate the league if we put our mind to it. "We'll get back to work". But the Bears went 1-4 behind Hoyer, who is now sidelined indefinitely with a broken arm. "Those guys played inspired football". Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains called an exceptional game against the Vikings' heralded defense . (more...)
A warmer Sunday, but some afternoon and evening showers A warmer Sunday, but some afternoon and evening showers
- November 02, 2016

Thursday night, colder air will wrap in and a few snow showers will be possible, mainly in the Northeast Kingdom and the mountains. Showers will be off-and-on during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs in the lower 70s. A strong south-southeast wind will help bump our temperatures up to the upper 60s to 70 degrees. A large band of rain will move from south to north this evening through Monday morning. (more...)
How Activists Are Using Facebook Check-In to Help Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters
- November 02, 2016

Observers have begun collecting testimonies from those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and, on Monday, Grand Chief Edward John, a Native American member of the United Nations. Frazier said elderly women had been pepper-sprayed and some detainees had been held in dog kennels. Protesters have been demonstrating for months against the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built in the southern part of the state. (more...)
U.S. judge rejects NYC police settlement over Muslim surveillance U.S. judge rejects NYC police settlement over Muslim surveillance
- November 02, 2016

The original settlement stipulated that violations were to be reported by the civilian monitor to the police commissioner; Haight argued that reports should be filed directly to the court on a quarterly basis, bypassing what is clearly the root of the problem and effectively cutting out the middleman. (more...)
South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis
- November 02, 2016

Lee's remarks directly contradict An's claims that he was not involved in the donation process for the two foundations or had been in contact with Choi. Ewha's alleged special treatment of Chung has sparked outrage among people in their 20s, who go through cutthroat competition to get into well-established universities such as Ewha in an education-crazed society. (more...)
Education Edition, priced at $5 per user per year — Microsoft launches Minecraft Education Edition, priced at $5 per user per year — Microsoft launches Minecraft
- November 02, 2016

You can now buy it in 11 languages and 50 countries around the world. You could already do these things if you had OP rights to access the command line, along with a grasp of Minecraft server commands, but with Education Edition the teacher can spend less time managing the world and more time focusing on the lesson plan . (more...)
GOP expected to maintain super majorities in Oklahoma
- November 02, 2016

The presidential race could have big implications for the state government if voters recoiling from Republican nominee Donald Trump hand the state Senate to Democrats. He added that there was no coordination with the Republican National Committee, the individual state parties, or the Trump campaign. "We seek only to determine if the election is honestly and fairly conducted and to provide an evidentiary basis for a challenge to the election if that is not the case", Stone said. (more...)
Metal nail found inside Halloween candy, police investigating Metal nail found inside Halloween candy, police investigating
- November 02, 2016

Police said it appears the wrapper was tampered with because the candy bar was not sealed. Although it doesn't happen very often, Krzykowski recommends parents check candy anyway, especially when trick-or-treating at strangers' houses. At least one other incident was reported this Halloween in New Jersey. If anything suspicious is found please call police and keep the candy and wrappers. (more...)
Japanese all-girls band under fire for Nazi-like outfits Japanese all-girls band under fire for Nazi-like outfits
- November 02, 2016

While the label insists there were no links to Nazism in the performance, the US -based Simon Wiesenthal Center called on both Sony Music Japan and the group's producer for an apology. "It's unforgivable considering how influential they are as talents". "Even in Japan. You should understand that". Hours after the statement was issued, Sony Music apologized, blaming its "lack of knowledge in designing costumes that reminded people of Nazi-style uniforms". (more...)
Ross Sea gets protected area Ross Sea gets protected area
- November 02, 2016

In this January 26, 2015 photo, pieces of thawing ice are scattered along the beachshore at Punta Hanna, Livingston Island, in the Antarctica. "This designation - on top of the almost 4 million square kilometers of newly protected ocean announced around the global Our Ocean conference the State Department hosted in September - makes 2016 a landmark year for ocean stewardship". (more...)
Toddler rides toy vehicle against traffic on busy road Toddler rides toy vehicle against traffic on busy road
- November 02, 2016

As the boy steered his way past cars and buses no one bothered to stop, motorists just honked at the toddler, notes Australia's 7News. The toddler, who appeared to be almost 3-years-old, continued to push his yellow toy vehicle on the street until a traffic police officer spotted the little driver. (more...)
Official Artwork For Overwatch's Newest Character, Sombra, Found On Blizzard Server
- November 02, 2016

Hopefully this is the final nail in the coffin and we'll get a confirmation before the end of the week. Remember that huge Overwatch leak from a few weeks back that confirmed Junkenstien's revenge before its' reveal and supposedly contained in-game character art for the mysterious Sombra? It was the same leak that outed the existence of an Overwatch Halloween event, which turned out to be true. (more...)
Forza Horizon 3 snow expansion teased with latest vehicle pack Forza Horizon 3 snow expansion teased with latest vehicle pack
- November 02, 2016

The new cars are the 2017 Acura NSX , 1998 Nissan Silvia K's , 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7, 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT , 2016 Dodge Viper ACR , 2016 BMW M4 GTS , and the 1979 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam . For now, however, the team notes that a Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass is available at $34.99 for discounted access to two future expansions. Leading off the pack are a pair of beloved drifting legends, the 1998 Nissan Silvia K's and the 1990 Mazda Savanna RX-7; two of the most requested cars in ... (more...)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau adds $31.8-billion to deficits over five years Finance Minister Bill Morneau adds $31.8-billion to deficits over five years
- November 02, 2016

Over the course of 2016, the Liberals gradually started to roll out their measures during an economic downturn that saw experts downgrade their growth outlooks. The Liberals in 2016 bumped the target up to 300,000 to accommodate the influx of Syrian refugees. The Liberals now hope to push $95 billion in new infrastructure money out the door over the next 12 years. (more...)
ESA: Mars lander lost during descent
- November 02, 2016

Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet. However, the ESA Director Jan Woerner is claiming the mission is successful. Head of operations for ESA's solar system missions Andrea Accomazzo said in the press conference that nothing was heard from the lander during the final minute of its descent. (more...)
Face-biting attacker: 'I ate something bad ... humans' Face-biting attacker: 'I ate something bad ... humans'
- November 02, 2016

Neighbor Jeff Fisher , called 911 after he was injured by Harrouff when he tried to intervene and stop the violent attack between his neighbors, John Stevens and Michelle Mischcon, according officials. The detective also saw Harrouff had human hair in his mouth. The deputy noticed Stevens and Mischon had cuts consistent with injuries from a bladed or edged weapon. (more...)
In rare move, China criticises Trump plan to exit climate change pact In rare move, China criticises Trump plan to exit climate change pact
- November 02, 2016

He went on to say, "I'm convinced, if it's a wise leader - especially a political leader - he ought to know that all his policies should conform to the trends of global development". Ramos, in his Manila Bulletin column titled "Climate change - Attention: P. Digong, Cabinet, and Congress", warned that Filipinos might be more vulnerable to devastating effects of disasters if the climate change pact is not approved. (more...)
IPhone 8's first big secret spilled in Taiwan by Foxconn
- November 02, 2016

An insider from Foxconn, the company responsible for producing Apple devices, said that Foxconn are testing out wireless charging modules to see how they work and if they can add it to the next iPhone. "If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the United States, is it possible for us not to do so?", said Tai. If the iPhone 8 is anything like the rumors claim, it'll be well worth the wait. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway: Bill And Hillary Clinton Are An Kellyanne Conway: Bill And Hillary Clinton Are An "Ethical Stain"
- November 02, 2016

The millions of votes that have been cast already in the US presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory. This year's numbers are troubling for Republicans. In New Hampshire, the state's politics are disproportionately influenced by women: the state's governor, two senators and a majority of its state Senate are women. (more...)

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