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Two dead following Bali boat explosion Two dead following Bali boat explosion
- September 16, 2016

He said all the passengers have been evacuated and the injured are being treated on the island. Some reports say a battery may have short-circuited above a fuel tank, causing it to blow up. "We are still questioning the boat captain while a forensic team is examining the scene to find the cause of the explosion", he said. Tourists from the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain on board, according to a passenger manifest. (more...)
Bill Murray To Bartend At Son's New Brooklyn Restaurant This Weekend Bill Murray To Bartend At Son's New Brooklyn Restaurant This Weekend
- September 16, 2016

Initially, the events were going to be private affairs, but the New York Daily News reported Thursday that has changed. Homer Murray spoke to Eater NY, and joked about his father's place behind the bar. "Then we make them look pretty". Nachos and burgers are gone, and a new menu features steak tartare on roasted marrow bone, "ugly vegetable salad" with cheese and pesto, wood fire-roasted whole porgy, hand-made tagliatelle with roasted summer squash, and salmon pastrami with smoked ... (more...)
Russia: US Not Abiding By Syria Cease-Fire
- September 16, 2016

If the level of conflict is down, there is "no reason, no excuse, for not being able to deliver", the United Nations special envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura, said Thursday . More than half of Syria's prewar population of 22.4 million have been displaced, including almost 5 million refugees who have fled the country. The truce, brokered by Russian Federation and the United States, is their second attempt this year to halt Syria's five-year-old civil war. (more...)
Explosion on Bali tourist boat kills one and injures several
- September 16, 2016

Officials said it was not a bomb. Shortly after departing the port of Pandang Bai in Eastern Bali, the explosion happened 200 meters offshore. Indonesia has "a poor maritime safety record", notes the broadcaster. Tourists from the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain on board, according to a passenger manifest. Sudarso added that they were investigating all possible causes of the explosion. (more...)
Union Leader endorses 3rd-party candidate Johnson; bashes Trump and Clinton
- September 16, 2016

It goes on to call Trump a "liar, a bully, [and] a buffoon", who has "dishonored military veterans and their families, made fun of the physically frail, and changed political views nearly as often as he has changed wives". "Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee", McQuaid wrote. After Christie later endorsed Trump, McQuaid said he regretted his endorsement. (more...)
Clinton 'healthy and fit' to be president, her doctor says
- September 16, 2016

Meanwhile, Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, published "a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton's health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015". Clinton's remarks Thursday will focus on lifting up children and families, as the campaign tries to break through with a more positive message. "This was a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia", Bardack wrote . (more...)
Positive Reactions in Myanmar to Suu Kyi's Visit to US Positive Reactions in Myanmar to Suu Kyi's Visit to US
- September 16, 2016

She was to return there on Thursday for meetings with House and Senate leaders from both parties, although not Paul Ryan, the Republican House speaker. She cited continuing tensions among the country's 135 ethnic groups and said her administration is focused on the situation in Rakhine state. Her qualification of lifting measures that "hurt us economically" leaves scope for retaining elements of USA legislation targeted at the military, on the grounds they have a minimal effect on the general ... (more...)
Democrats expect Senate will oppose Obama on Saudi 9/11 bill
- September 16, 2016

The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Obama plans to veto newly passed legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia - laying the groundwork for a showdown with Congress. The bill is designed to create an exception if foreign countries are found at least partially responsible for terror attacks which kill American citizens within the US. (more...)
David Cameron to quit as MP for Witney with immediate effect
- September 16, 2016

He became party leader in 2005 and prime minister in 2010, when he led a coalition government that included the Liberal Democrats. Asked if Mrs May's grammar plans were linked to his decision, he replied: "This decision has got nothing to do with any one individual issue". (more...)
Clinton Returns to Campaign Trail Clinton Returns to Campaign Trail
- September 16, 2016

Among likely voters in Ohio , Trump has 46% support to Clinton's 41%, while 8% support Johnson and 2% support Stein. The 70-year-old businessman also discussed his health with Dr Mehmet Oz during a taped episode of the medical chat show, which aired on Thursday. (more...)
TMI? Trump reveals testosterone level in medical review
- September 16, 2016

Over 75 percent of American men aged 65-74 are overweight like Trump and more than two thirds of all Americans are considered overweight. He said Trump's calcium score in 2013 was 98. The audience cheered and Trump then handed Oz the letter along with a letter certifying that Bornstein is an appointed and active member of the Lenox Hill staff. (more...)
Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: Live Score, Highlights for Hokies vs. Volunteers Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: Live Score, Highlights for Hokies vs. Volunteers
- September 16, 2016

When it was over, this event that has been many years in the imagining and three in the planning, this Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol , this tailgate for the ages, this spectacle at racing's coolest venue, this gathering of the largest crowd in the history of American football, all was well. (more...)
Two teens gang-raped in Delhi Two teens gang-raped in Delhi
- September 16, 2016

In yet another incidence of sexual brutality in Delhi, two teenage girls were allegedly gang-raped by five men in Outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area. The girls returned to their boyfriends, untied them and walked to the nearby road after which they informed the police. (more...)
Syria ceasefire: Emergency aid expected soon for Aleppo Syria ceasefire: Emergency aid expected soon for Aleppo
- September 16, 2016

The Russian military said late on Tuesday that rebels had repeatedly violated the ceasefire in Aleppo, with six people killed and another 10 wounded in the northern city since the truce went into force, AP reported . And as "Kurdish forces" are party to the cessation "they should not be attacked or attack other parties to the cessation", the official said. The extension was agreed to after various reports of cease-fire violations by both the Syrian government and opposition factions. (more...)
EU executive: Bloc must do more in defense field
- September 16, 2016

Juncker's second "State of the [European] Union address" was the occasion to acknowledge that Europe is still not in peak condition, with high unemployment. "It is clear that no lessons are going to be learned from Brexit ", he said. Jonathan Portes of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said that "the longer the uncertainty goes on the more damage that does, particularly to investment and business confidence". (more...)
White House sets goal to take in 110000 refugees next year
- September 16, 2016

An estimated 40,000 refugees will come from parts of the Middle East and southwest Asia -- a portion of whom will come from Syria. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the numbers before an official announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Weather Forecast: Warm & sunny into early Saturday Weather Forecast: Warm & sunny into early Saturday
- September 16, 2016

Due to the disorganized nature of this upper level low, Billings and the surrounding area will not be getting as much rainfall as previously thought. Our series of cold fronts will actually help keep the tropical storm away from our region. (more...)
Wayne State in Detroit reporting student enrollment increase Wayne State in Detroit reporting student enrollment increase
- September 16, 2016

The university said the number includes 4,967 freshman and 4,275 graduate students. Officials announced recently that 686 students are enrolled at the university, the largest number since 731 in 2003. "There is empirical research saying that nonresident students are less sensitive to price than resident students", Jaquette said. "These kinds of fluctuations are not unusual in worldwide student populations", said Laura Woodworth-Ney, executive vice president and provost for ISU. (more...)
Deadly explosion on tourist ferry in Bali
- September 16, 2016

The speed boat was traveling from Padang Bai port in eastern Bali to nearby Gili Island when the fire broke out at 9:35 a.m. local time, Guru said. "Many victims [are] injured, mostly foreigners". The Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands is heavily dependent on ferry services but the industry has a poor safety record . Sudarso said the explosion, which occurred when the boat was about 200 meters (220 yards) from the port of departure, shattered its rear windows and upended ... (more...)
Merkel and Hollande meet in Paris about EU's future Merkel and Hollande meet in Paris about EU's future
- September 16, 2016

French President Francois Hollande (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address a joint press conference following a working meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on September 15, 2016, a day ahead of a European Union summit in Bratislava. (more...)