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More than 800 immigrants awaiting deportation were mistakenly granted citizenship More than 800 immigrants awaiting deportation were mistakenly granted citizenship
- September 24, 2016

The audit recommended that any fingerprints in outstanding cases be added to the government's database and that officials create a system to evaluate the individual cases of immigrants who were improperly granted citizenship . If adjudicators can confirm a citizenship applicant was deported under a different identity, USCIS is required to deny him or her naturalization. Another immigrant is now a law enforcement officer. (more...)
Wife of Keith Scott filmed fatal Charlotte police shooting Wife of Keith Scott filmed fatal Charlotte police shooting
- September 24, 2016

The desperate voice of his wife, Rakeyia, can be heard in the video as she tells officers: "Don't you shoot him". Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday that the video he has seen did not definitely show him "actually holding and pointing a gun at an officer ". (more...)
Syrian military says ceasefire period over, vows to fight terrorism Syrian military says ceasefire period over, vows to fight terrorism
- September 24, 2016

The opposition blamed government warplanes. Another rebel official also signaled the insurgents might soon step up military action. Meanwhile, UN humanitarian aid shipments remained undelivered - a key component of the deal. Iran is one of Assad's strongest supporters. The U.S. military said it would not intentionally hit Syrian troops, and that it came as it was conducting a raid on IS positions. (more...)
FBI says it's evaluating abuse allegations against Pitt
- September 24, 2016

Several US media outlets on Tuesday reported that Pitt had been involved in an angry outburst with at least one of his children. The LAPD soon denied that they were actively investigating Pitt. Both PEOPLE and TMZ , citing unnamed sources, said Pitt may have been intoxicated at the time. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids", Pitt said earlier this week. (more...)
Ted Cruz Finally Gave In And Endorsed Donald Trump
- September 24, 2016

Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who previously called the NY businessman a " pathological liar " and " utterly amoral ". But most people don't share that fervor. I grow tired of seeing people disappointed. Later, he defended himself and did not waver in his decision when questioned and pushed to support Trump by his Texas constituents. (more...)
Lawmakers vow to override Obama's veto of September 11 bill Lawmakers vow to override Obama's veto of September 11 bill
- September 24, 2016

The White House is strongly opposed to the legislation, known as the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" , out of concerns it will open the floodgates and leave the US vulnerable to similar suits. "This bipartisan legislation was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and would have allowed the families of the almost 3,000 people slaughtered by radical Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001, the opportunity to seek justice in an American court of law". (more...)
Kerry says Syrian ceasefire 'only if Russian Federation is serious'
- September 24, 2016

The United States and Russian Federation failed in talks to reestablish a cease-fire in Syria as warplanes bombarded rebel-held areas of Aleppo, killing dozens of people. The Aleppo airstrikes came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with members of the White Helmets. "I believe that Moscow also has a responsibility to help bring this about, and if we do not succeed ladies and gentlemen then all efforts to find a political solution to Syria will be lost in a hail of bombs", ... (more...)
Warm Days, Rain Expected Before Cold Front Arrives In Oklahoma Warm Days, Rain Expected Before Cold Front Arrives In Oklahoma
- September 24, 2016

Overnight temperatures will also start to feel a little brisk, with lows between 7 and 9 C over the weekend. A cold front eventually comes through on Sunday bringing in additional rain and much cooler temperatures. Next week looks to be dry and sunny with temperatures in the upper 80s on Monday, decreasing into the mid to low 70s by mid week. Again, heavy rainfall and lightning should be the main weather dangers. (more...)
Syrian President Bashar Assad Says US 'Not Genuine' About Cease-Fire Syrian President Bashar Assad Says US 'Not Genuine' About Cease-Fire
- September 24, 2016

The top USA military officer, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee Thursday he believes Russia bombed the convoy and said Syrian and Russian aircraft were in the area at the time. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 14 strikes on the rebel-held neighborhoods of Bustan al-Qasr and Al-Kalasseh, which "led to massive fires" overnight. (more...)
Wife of Charlotte Shooting Victim Releases Video of Police Encounter
- September 24, 2016

And hed better live, because he didn't do nothing to them. The footage appears to corroborate an image that police released Thursday - in both, Scott is seen lying face-down on the asphalt, wearing bright blue trousers and white-soled sneakers. (more...)
Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump for President
- September 24, 2016

Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2. Many politicians are making the expedient move to back Trump . Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah pauses while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (more...)
PM Nawaz addresses UN General Assembly amid tensions in Kashmir PM Nawaz addresses UN General Assembly amid tensions in Kashmir
- September 24, 2016

Strongly raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan on Wednesday accused India of being in "illegal occupation" of Jammu and Kashmir, and demanded a plebiscite and an independent inquiry into the deaths in the current unrest. (more...)
Oklahoma Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Unarmed Man's Death
- September 24, 2016

In Charlotte, North Carolina, there have been two nights of violence over a fatal police shooting there. Tulsa police have said Crutcher was unarmed and there was no weapon in the vehicle. Officer Betty Shelby of Tulsa County is the prime suspect of the shooting. In the aftermath of the shooting, Shelby's response to the situation has been interpreted differently by the officer's attorneys, Crutcher's family, and the public. (more...)
Quarter of Americans believe media too easy on Trump Quarter of Americans believe media too easy on Trump
- September 24, 2016

The poll tracks more than 15,000 American voters weekly, and Reuters reports it "could end in a photo finish" as Clinton and Trump are running almost even in the Electoral College, the entity that ultimately elects the president. Sanders spoke passionately against Donald Trump. But after reading from notes about the role of the black church in the civil rights movement and vowing to help struggling black Americans, Trump questioned the Tulsa officer's reaction in shooting Crutcher, who was ... (more...)
Clinton Outspends Trump By $31 Million, 'To No Effect' Clinton Outspends Trump By $31 Million, 'To No Effect'
- September 24, 2016

Answers, not anger". At her recent appearances, she always appeared with a minder, the besuited press secretary Nick Merrill, and sometimes unexpectedly in the aisle at the back of her plane. The next day she chatted with the photographers and posed for pictures the next day, lamenting that greeting voters today is "all about the selfie". (more...)
Road rage incident ends in fiery crash in Mississauga, Ont. Road rage incident ends in fiery crash in Mississauga, Ont.
- September 24, 2016

Both the auto and the group of motorcyclists got off the highway where a woman got out of the vehicle and was allegedly assaulted by a motorcyclist. The driver was able to get out and only sustained minor injuries. He is in custody and attended a bail hearing on Friday. "There's always going to be two sides to a story and we want to speak to the riders of the motorcycles as well", Schmidt said. (more...)
UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton holds 1.18% lead over Donald Trump
- September 24, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump teased his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to "sleep well" ahead of the first presidential debate next week which is likely to attract a record number of viewership. In additional questions, respondents expressed concern about Trump's words and actions on the campaign trail, with 69 percent of those surveyed reporting that they have reservations about aspects of his campaign. (more...)
Authorities Seek to Question Wife of Suspected Bomber Ahmad Rahami Authorities Seek to Question Wife of Suspected Bomber Ahmad Rahami
- September 24, 2016

At age 23, Rahami traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 - the same year he received USA citizenship. Prosecutors say the document ends: "The sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets". Now investigators are looking into recent trips Rahami - a naturalised United States citizen - took to Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2013 and 2014. (more...)
Sacramento mayor punches pie thrower Sacramento mayor punches pie thrower
- September 24, 2016

Johnson, who thought he was punched in the face, hit the man back, his spokeswoman Crystal Strait told the newspaper. Sacramento police said Thompson received minor injuries. "He attacked the wrong person", Faber said. The protester also reportedly said something to Johnson that only agitated him further. Police and Johnson's chief of staff said Thompson was not previously known to the mayor and his staff. (more...)
Five held over explosions, devices in New York, New Jersey
- September 24, 2016

When police arrived, he shot at two officers, who then returned fire, shooting him in the leg. On Sunday, a team of five Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Uber driver's vehicle that had been damaged in the Manhattan blast, ripping off the door panels inside as they examined it for evidence. (more...)