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Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill against Saudi Arabia
- September 28, 2016

The White House has always been at loggerheads with lawmakers regarding the bill, saying it would open the door to similar suits against the US. The bill would carve out an exception to sovereign immunity - the legal doctrine that protects foreign governments from lawsuits - if a plaintiff claims to have suffered injury in the USA from state-sponsored terrorism. (more...)
Mike Pence set to keynote Macomb GOP dinner Mike Pence set to keynote Macomb GOP dinner
- September 28, 2016

But a campaign spokesperson said the event is being postponed since Donald Trump will be in the same city one day later. Republican Indiana Governor and Vicep President nominee Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (more...)
NYC Firefighter killed in explosion of suspected drug lab NYC Firefighter killed in explosion of suspected drug lab
- September 28, 2016

Debris from a house explosion is cordoned off in the middle of the street as emergency service personnel work at the scene, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 , in the Bronx borough of NY. "He was a star", said Mr. Nigro. The explosion rocked an area of row houses in the Kingsbridge neighborhood. Salcedo was spotted on surveillance video leaving the home Tuesday morning before the explosion. (more...)
9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion 9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion
- September 28, 2016

The younger Fahy, a Yonkers native, first joined the FDNY in 1999 and made his way through the ranks before being promoted to battalion chief in 2012. Firefighters notified police after discovering a drug lab in the home before it exploded, according to the Associated Press . Helicopter images broadcast on local news channels showed that much of the house was destroyed in the explosion. (more...)
National Voter Registration Day National Voter Registration Day
- September 28, 2016

To register to vote in Texas, you can fill one out at the county clerk office, print it out online and mail it in, or submit a request to have one sent to you . Davis said the easiest way to expedite the voting process is by coming prepared with the documents you need. All three were updating their voter information, making sure they would be able to go to the polls November 8. (more...)
UN ready to implement climate deal in Morocco UN ready to implement climate deal in Morocco
- September 28, 2016

The CPI (M) today strongly objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that India will ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement, claiming New Delhi has committed a "volte face" by surrendering to USA pressure and that it is not in the country's interest. (more...)
Royals to tour Okanagan vineyard, university Royals to tour Okanagan vineyard, university
- September 28, 2016

Government and industry. Taking a leaf out of the Queen's book they opted for clear umbrellas, at least meaning that they could be seen when they arrived at around midday local time to greet Bella Bella's First Nation community. Shortly after their arrival in Victoria on Saturday, the family was welcomed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. First Jenny Packham , then Alexander McQueen and now Preen is having a moment during Kate Middleton's week-long tour of Canada. (more...)
Long to rain over us... Royal Canadian visit deluged Long to rain over us... Royal Canadian visit deluged
- September 28, 2016

The move is considered largely symbolic since 85 per cent has already been preserved through a deal between First Nations, the B.C. Government and industry. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second visit to Canada is forever memorialized in a new silver collector coin produced by The Royal Canadian Mint. (more...)
Typhoon kills four in Taiwan
- September 28, 2016

At least 167 people were injured and more than 11,500 evacuated, the government's Central Emergency Operation Centre said. Packing winds of over 160kph, Megi blanketed the island by mid-afternoon as the eye of the storm made landfall on the east coast, cutting power to millions of homes. (more...)
Chuck Schumer wants photos of suspects in emergency alerts Chuck Schumer wants photos of suspects in emergency alerts
- September 28, 2016

An alert also went out to Chelsea residents the night of the bombing; it read: "Suspicious package: residents on W 27th b/t 6th and 7th Ave stay away from windows". Several hundred are issued each year, although September 19 was the first time an alert was used to track down a suspected terrorist (the alert after the Boston marathon bombing warned residents to "shelter in place"). (more...)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Opposition is 'not good enough' for Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Opposition is 'not good enough' for Labour
- September 28, 2016

He added: "Labour out of power will never ever be good enough". "Conference, it's time we put Labour back in power". And when Labour's not in power, we fail the very people who need us most. The message represented a coded warning to the party's left from Khan, who backed Owen Smith's campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been critical of parts of New Labour's record. (more...)
Woman walks in home, finds burglars having sex on her couch Woman walks in home, finds burglars having sex on her couch
- September 28, 2016

Walking in there and they're having sex on my couch. "I pick up my broom, I wanted to hit that man so bad". When she returned, she noticed her front door was open - and there were intruders inside having sex on her couch. Metro is awaiting reply from Memphis Police to check if the women are related. Her neighbor said someone spotted the couple taking bins of clothing out of the house , and even trying to sell some of Barnes' jewelry. (more...)
Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries' Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'
- September 28, 2016

Prosecutors allege that Acosta was the gunman in the killings of Jennifer Yost, 39, her husband, Christopher Yost, 34, and their friend Arthur Boucher, 28. "Literally he would give the shirt off his back to a ideal stranger if he needed it". Goodwill Yost is a high school senior and member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. (more...)
Leaders adopt global declaration on refugees Leaders adopt global declaration on refugees
- September 28, 2016

The new US refugee target is almost a 30 percent increase from 2016. The investment comes in response to the Obama administration's " Call to Action " initiative, asking USA companies to help ease the migrant crisis. "We have to be optimistic that we'll see some real concrete commitments", said Amnesty International's Interim Executive Director Margaret Huang. The White House recently announced plans to increase the number of refugees admitted into the U.S.to 100,000. (more...)
Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse
- September 28, 2016

Security sources said the gunman is a Jordanian and was known to be an extremist. Jordanian media said he was motivated by his anger over the cartoon posted to Facebook by writer Nahed Hattar. The caricature was deemed offensive by majority of the Muslims in the country. Hattar had defended the cartoon, saying it was not his intention to insult Islam but to expose how Isis "envisions God and heaven". (more...)
France Is Going To Completely Close 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp France Is Going To Completely Close 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp
- September 28, 2016

Most people at the camp want to enter Britain, but the Government in London argues they need to seek asylum under European Union law in the country where they enter. The Calais mayor said that the number of those living in the facility could reach more than 9,000 while local aid groups put it at about 10,000. British lawmaker Charlie Elphicke of the city of Dover, across the Channel, said Monday "the French Government needs to make sure it actually happens this time and that the people ... (more...)
Celebrating Eid al Adha, strengthening family and friendly ties
- September 28, 2016

Eid al-Adha honours Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son on the order of God, but according to religious scripture, God stepped in and gave him a sheep to sacrifice instead of his son. Millions of Dhaka dwellers flocked to village homes to celebrate Eid al-Adha. A lot of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in the USA. Haj and Eid al Adha are celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim , Prophet Ismael and his mother Hager (peace be upon all of them). (more...)
Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stability
- September 28, 2016

Monday's exercise in the Sea of Japan marked the first time the allies have operated together in waters to the east of the peninsula near the North Korean border, said a USA official speaking on condition of anonymity. Meanwhile, experts disagree on whether the repeated show of force by the U.S. can stop Pyongyang's nuclear testing. The show of force of the Navy was followed by the flight of US Air Force B-1 bombers last week, across the Demilitarized Zone, which was the closest and the ... (more...)
Modi violating United Nations norms on non-interference: Pak diplomat
- September 28, 2016

She told the world body that India had offered an unconditional hand of friendship to Pakistan but got cross-border terror attacks in return. The envoy termed the deaths in the Kashmir Valley as "worst form of state terrorism, a war crime, that India has continued to perpetrate.in Jammu and Kashmir for the past many decades". (more...)
Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada
- September 28, 2016

In announcing the start of free trade talks, the two countries said two longstanding disputes had been at least partially resolved to improve access for Canadian beef and canola to China's burgeoning market. Li is the first Chinese premier to visit Cuba. Irritants, however, remain. Li and Trudeau both said they want to see a "science-based" solution to the canola impasse, which revolves around the amount of foreign material permitted in Canadian exports of the grain. (more...)

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