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Emergency personnel break down Eastman plant explosion response Emergency personnel break down Eastman plant explosion response
- October 06, 2017

Initially, a shelter-in-place notice was issued by the company for its campus and the surrounding community. "Eastman has removed the precautionary shelter in place advisory for most personnel at its Kingsport site", the company said in a statement posed on its website shortly after 4 p.m. (more...)
Gunman may have planned escape, booked Chicago rooms
- October 06, 2017

Danley said she feared that the payment was a way of breaking up with her. Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock reportedly booked two hotel rooms at the Blackstone Hotel in the Loop during Lollapalooza , according to a report from TMZ . (more...)
Lalu Prasad questioned by CBI in land-for-hotel scam Lalu Prasad questioned by CBI in land-for-hotel scam
- October 06, 2017

People stood outside the CBI headquarters for a glimpse of Prasad as his Mercedes SUV was being readied for his departure in the evening. In return, the firm allegedly bought a three-acre plot of land in Patna which was routed through a jumble of shell firms to Lalu's children, two of whom were ministers in Bihar till July. (more...)
Zakia Jafri's plea against SIT clean chit to Modi rejected Zakia Jafri's plea against SIT clean chit to Modi rejected
- October 06, 2017

However the magisterial court made the mistake of assuming that it can not order a fresh investigation. She added: "The court doesn't believe in the larger conspiracy theory propounded by the petitioners as the supreme court has monitored the investigation". (more...)
US House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation US House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation
- October 06, 2017

Under the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a doctor who performed an abortion after 20 weeks could face up to 5 years in prison but women seeking abortions would not be penalized under the bill. The bill is based on the claim by supporters that a fetus at 20 weeks gestation can feel pain, while opponents say the best available science shows that fetuses probably cannot feel pain until well after 20 weeks. (more...)
Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 54, making California a sanctuary state Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 54, making California a sanctuary state
- October 06, 2017

The signing of the bill by Governor Jerry Brown , a Democrat, enacts on a state-wide level protections for illegal immigrants that exist in several cities, including Chicago and NY. The U.S. Department of Justice immediately criticized Brown's action. The law also prevents local and state law enforcement from detaining someone over an immigration hold request. (more...)
Taylor Swift Sent Flowers to Police Officer Shot in Las Vegas Massacre Taylor Swift Sent Flowers to Police Officer Shot in Las Vegas Massacre
- October 06, 2017

This is one of the smaller arrangements. 'Beautiful flowers can bring a smile to anyone's face. She continued her gifting trend by mailing several arraignments of handsome plants to the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Community Police Station in Pacoima , California , to honor one of their officers who was injured in the tragic Las Vegas shooting . (more...)
Erdogan: Turkey Will Close Iraq Border and Air Space Soon Erdogan: Turkey Will Close Iraq Border and Air Space Soon
- October 06, 2017

Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who was in Iran on a state visit. The Iraqi government has imposed sanctions in response to the independence vote, but Abadi said on Thursday he could understand the Kurds' "aspirations" - provided they were expressed in accordance with the constitution - and wanted to avoid violence. (more...)
Navient accused of Navient accused of "predatory" actions against student borrowers
- October 06, 2017

The fact that borrowers were unlikely to ever repay the loans "was no secret" to Sallie Mae , lawyers in Harrisburg wrote in the suit. The company allegedly approved loans for students at institutions with low graduation rates, the lawsuit claims, with the expectation "that an extremely high percentage of students would not be able to repay them". (more...)
GOP Members Of Congress Ask ATF To Reevaluate Bump Stocks GOP Members Of Congress Ask ATF To Reevaluate Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

Such devices tend to have a universal fit, which means an AR-15's buffer tube can bobble back and fourth inside the bump-stock while the firearm is being shot. "The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox added in a joint statement. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock filmed himself during the massacre Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock filmed himself during the massacre
- October 06, 2017

Maria Antoinette Mangrobang, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, said Danley traveled on an Australian passport to the Philippines from Tokyo on Sept. "She was sent away". Danley's sisters in Australia have said they believed Paddock "sent her away" to the Philippines prior to the shooting. Her distraught sisters told 7 News she was as confused as the rest of the world. (more...)
Construction worker fatally shot at Upper West Side site Construction worker fatally shot at Upper West Side site
- October 06, 2017

The suspect, Samuel Perry , 44, of Far Rockaway , Queens, was later found dead on the fifth floor with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. (more...)
Donald Trump 'to announce he will decertify Iran nuclear deal' Donald Trump 'to announce he will decertify Iran nuclear deal'
- October 06, 2017

McMaster's apparent unease with decertifying the Iran deal puts him on the same side as other top members of the Trump national security team. The move could lead to renewed U.S. A National Security Council spokesman, Michael A. Anton, merely said, "The administration looks forward to sharing details of our Iran strategy at the appropriate time". (more...)
NRA open to regulation of bump stocks NRA open to regulation of bump stocks
- October 06, 2017

The killer in Las Vegas apparently used the legal bump stock devices on legal rifles, essentially converting them into automatic weapons , which are banned. "Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law". (more...)
IPS schools receive F accountability grades from Ind. Department of Education IPS schools receive F accountability grades from Ind. Department of Education
- October 06, 2017

Meister Elementary improved to a C from an F in 2015-16. Baker with the Department of Education said grading changes will come as early as next year, as the federal No Child Left Behind Act is replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act and begins to grade schools on a national criteria. (more...)
GOP budgets to permit first steps on tax overhauls GOP budgets to permit first steps on tax overhauls
- October 06, 2017

A floor debate would come later in the month. In their early posturing over the planned tax reform measure, House Republicans have insisted that cutting corporate and individual tax rates while eliminating loopholes in the tax code will dramatically accelerate economic growth, and that growth will overcome any initial budget shortfalls. (more...)
Flourishing North Korean art trade in China under threat from sanctions Flourishing North Korean art trade in China under threat from sanctions
- October 06, 2017

In response to the investigation, Senate leaders said the United States needs to keep products made by North Koreans out and get China to refuse to hire North Korean workers. "While we understand that hiring North Korean workers may be legal in China", Connelly told the AP, "we are deeply concerned that any seafood companies could be inadvertently propping up the despotic regime". (more...)
U.S. intercepts Egypt-North Korea arms shipment U.S. intercepts Egypt-North Korea arms shipment
- October 06, 2017

Egypt is far from the only country putting desperately needed money in Kim Jong-un's coffers by purchasing North Korean weapons . The weapons were copies of North Korean copies of a rocket warhead known as the PG-7, a variant of a Soviet munition first built in the 1960s, the U.S. (more...)
Trump Urges US Intel Panel to Investigate American Media Spreading 'Fake News'
- October 06, 2017

Burr says the committee has interviewed more than 100 witnesses as part of its investigation and that more work still needs to be done. "The issue of collusion is still open", Burr said at a briefing to update reporters on the probe. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Many reminded the president that targeting news outlets for reporting information not friendly to the administration would violate the First Amendment. (more...)
Top House Democrat: It's Time For Pelosi To Step Down Top House Democrat: It's Time For Pelosi To Step Down
- October 06, 2017

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the fifth-ranking Democrat in the chamber, said during an interview on C-SPAN's " Newsmakers ", that Democratic leadership does a "tremendous" job but, "we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it's time to pass a torch to a new generation of leaders". (more...)

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