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Governor Cuomo traveling to Puerto Rico to assist in hurricane relief

Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico this week, further damaging the USA territory still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma, and caused the entire island to lose power. In addition, NY will be delivering a variety of emergency supplies on a plane donated by JetBlue . The help comes at the request of Puerto Rico's governor. Read More »

Haley: U.N. out of options for N. Korea

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Despite saying she didn't want that in this segment of her comments, the ambassador also said in the course of her comments she is "perfectly happy" to see the North Korea issued referred to the Pentagon to be solved by Defense Secretary James Mattis . Read More »

Kenya protests seek removal of judges who nullified election

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The commission said in a statement on Thursday that the plans to hold the vote on October 17 had to be scrapped because it needs more time to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. "Kenya is a country of laws and we are ready to abide by the court ruling to participate in a fresh election", the former Rarieda MP said. By throwing out the election on a matter of process rather than substance, the court has set a high bar for the commission to surmount in its repeat, ... Read More »

New Zealand heads to poll today

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And they offer some redemption to English, who led his party to its worst-ever defeat in 2002. The 55-year-old ex-farmer and former finance minister took over as prime minister when John Key stepped down in December. Opinion polls indicate there has been a swing back to English in the waning days of the campaign after Ardern had all the early momentum. She also wants to cut migration and renegotiate certain trade deals, which some worry could hurt two key sources of growth for New Zealand's ... Read More »

Syrian activist, daughter stabbed to death in Istanbul

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Friends and family believe they were assassinated by the Assad regime due to their human rights work in exposing atrocities committed by the Syrian president against his political opponents. Orouba Barakat (L) and her daughter Halla Barakat. Halla Barakat, a freelance journalist for Orient News, and her mother, Syrian activist Orouba Barakat, were both active in the opposition to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad . Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence to pitch tax reform during Anderson visit Friday

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The White House is hoping for some Democratic support of the plan, targeting moderate Democrats up for re-election like Sen. Pence and Trump are trying to get IN senator Joe Donnelly on board with their plan. "He doesn't represent Hoosiers on a whole". John McCain (R-Arizona) would vote no on the latest attempt. "The vote could come as early as next week and this is not going to be easy", Pence said. Read More »

South Korea says natural North Korea quake detected

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She spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules. There have been concerns about the stability of the nuclear test site since the September 3 test. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, now in NY for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific. Read More »

Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

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Ranking officials of North Korea's Workers' Party and military have held separate rallies in support of leader Kim Jong-un's rare statement against the United States, state media reported Saturday. Trump also said that Chinese President Xi Jinping had ordered Chinese banks to cease conducting business with North Korean entities, praising the move as "very bold" and "somewhat unexpected". Read More »

Rich couple killed their nanny, burned body in backyard: cops

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Sophie Lionnet, 21, was hired to look after the children of Sabrina Kouider , 34, at the family home in Southfields , southwest London. A woman and a man have been charged with murder after a badly burned body was found in a garden. "I thought they may be burning leaves". Sophie never made it back to France. Then ... we were told that the man was arrested and then his wife. "I didn't think much of it they did odd things at odd times anyway". Read More »

Iran ballistic missile Khorramshahr unveiled

In February, Iran test-fired the same medium-range type of missile, prompting Mr Trump to say the USA was "putting Iran on notice". "We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on state television. Read More »

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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The reason? Kim Jong Un , the leader of North Korea's regime, had used the late middle English word derived from "doten" (to dote) to refer to US President Donald Trump in a fiery speech. The president's bellicose rhetoric was in turn answered by Kim in a rare personal statement broadcast on state television. In a one-and-only such test in 1962, the US launched a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. Read More »

North Korea's H-bomb threat comes with potential risks

Speaking at a United Nations meeting in NY late on Thursday, North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said the country could consider a nuclear test of "unprecedented scale". The published statement , which was attached with a photo of Kim reciting a transcript, is viewed as a response to Trump's speech on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly . Read More »

Main suspect in UST student's hazing surrenders

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Coronel, however, added two other principal suspects - UST law student Ralph Trangia and his father Antonio - allegedly owned the auto that transported Castillo's body to the hospital. More or less, he's half-dead. I can't give final verdict that he was dead because I am not a doctor. "I'll see him on Monday", said Lacson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs that is set to investigate Castillo's death. Read More »

Kim Jong-Un called Trump a 'dotard'

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The recent "war-of-words" between Kim and Trump echoes a similar exchange in August where the USA president said the North will be met with "fire and fury" if it continues with its provocations against the global community. "It is truly terrifying if something goes wrong". North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after US President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally ... Read More »

Berkeley student gov denounces conservatives, but not Antifa

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However, despite it becoming obvious today that the four-day conservative speech-fest wouldn't actually happen, the hosts on Fox News' Outnumbered still chose to do a whole segment on it, replete with hot takes about out-of-control liberals and attacks on free speech. Read More »

Seattle Seahawks: Marcus Mariota no longer a 'one trick pony'

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Seattle lost its opener to the Packers 17-9, but the Seahawks led that game at halftime as the defense shut out Aaron Rodgers and company through the first 30 minutes. The weakest link appears to be Mark Glowinski , who has been nothing more that a turnstile at the RG position. Wilson has 22 TDs and one interception for 127.9 passer rating in past seven games against AFC. Read More »

US Considering Shooting Down a North Korean Missile

South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. The advance warnings - with one report saying Vice President Mike Pence saw pictures of the missile a day before it was launched on Friday - raise questions about why the US and Japan didn't try to shoot it down. Read More »

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuclear accord

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President Donald Trump is due to report to the US Congress on Oct 15 on whether or not he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal . The agreement on Iran's nuclear program was reached between Iran and six global mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States , and France) on July 14, 2015. Read More »

'Madman' Kim Jong-Un doesn't mind starving or killing his people

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North Korean state-run agency KCNA has released Kim's statement in which he said North Korea "will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding highest level of hardline countermeasure in history". Responding to the speech, Kim said Trump's comments amounted to an insult, reports CNN . A senior USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Washington was taking Kim's threat seriously and added that any atmospheric test would be a "game-changer". Read More »

Melania Trump embraces Michelle Obama's White House Kitchen Garden

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Trump also posted a photo of the day's event on her Instagram account. Obama's campaigns advocating for healthy living and fresh foods became an unlikely partisan flashpoint, mocked in some conservative circles, and whether her garden would endure in future administrations was an open question. Read More »

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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South Korean freelance journalist Jihyee Lee said the original statement in Korean used a term better translated as "old beast lunatic" but it became " dotard " in the English version released by North Korea. Trump tweeted Friday that Kim was "obviously a madman" who would be "tested like never before". It has said that the South's first female president, Park Geun-hye, was a "crafty prostitute" and suggested ex-President Barack Obama was her pimp. Read More »

Bibb students will have to make up two days for Irma

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Education commissioner Pam Stewart eased the mandate Tuesday, waiving two days (or 10 hours) of the 180-day requirement. "Our most precious commodity is instructional time, and we want to make this an effective learning opportunity", said Superintendent/CEO R. Read More »

After Trump Speech, Mattis Says North Korea Crisis Still 'Diplomatic Effort'

And they are intentionally doing provocations that seem to press against the envelope for just how far can they push without going over some kind of a line in their minds that would make them vulnerable", Mattis told reporters . North Korea, meanwhile, used the volatile propellant as recently as last Friday when it launched a mid-range missile over Japan. "This is the time for statesmanship", said the former prime minister of Portugal. Read More »