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US Congress calls on Trump to denounce hate groups

The Senate resolution, which gained notable bipartisan support, including from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), also has the support of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Read More »

Authorities: Customs officers hazing included 'rape table'


They maintain their innocence. All three officers are charged with forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating and interfering with the two victims. The third incident detailed in the court documents is listed on January 10: Papagni saw "Victim One" in the PERT office and told him he had to leave or find out "what this team was about". Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasts 'reckless attacks' in Clinton book

When asked whether Comey perjured himself in front of Congress or misled Congress, Sanders replied, "I think that's something for the [Department of Justice] to look at, not me". Comey's dismissal is widely believed to have led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Manchin Dishes on 'Engaging' Dinner Meeting With Trump


Congressional aides said the Democratic leaders and Trump were expected to discuss protections for young immigrants as well as stabilizing health-care markets. Democrats are focused on healthcare getting Mr. Trump to back cost-sharing subsidies. "I've talked with President Trump before about my proposal to address the outsourcing of American jobs", Donnelly said in a statement. Read More »

House panel Oks Sereno impeach rap


As a next step, House Justice Committee Chair Reynaldo Umali said the panel would submit to the plenary its report and resolution within the prescribed 60 session days or by March 2018. Manila - The Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court on Wednesday denied corruption allegations in an impeachment complaint against her, which a congressional committee voted to further investigate. Read More »

Trump likely to visit Japan in November


Moon, Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also sat down together on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July. "(Secretary of State) Rex (Tillerson) and I were just discussing - not big. Pyongyang sent a warning to the US but President Trump played down the vote. Both the White House and State Department interpreted the remarks as a call for more action. Read More »

India regrets criticism by UN Human Rights body on Rohingya issue


Amid widening global condemnation of India's plans to deport Rohingya Muslims who have escaped the violence against them in Western Myanmar, top officials of the government met in the Prime Minister's Office to review their strategy. A more informed view would have not only recognised this but also noted, for example, that the Prime Minister himself publicly condemned violence in the name of cow protection". Read More »

FPL: Power To Be Restored To South Florida By End Of Weekend


Chris Rivals of Duke Energy said Volusia County was one out of the five hardest hit Duke service areas. That means the utility will be able to restore power quicker, Gould said. The utility has about 3,400 employees working on restoring the outages. Areas hit by tornadoes, flooding and severe damage from Hurricane Irma may have to wait longer for electrical service, FPL officials added. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm in Florida: forecasters


But the storm is so large that virtually everyone left in Florida will experience the effects of hurricane-force winds. Cleanup for the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Irma was much easier for after the Island of Sanibel as a whole was spared. Read More »

25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire


Firefighters rushed to the scene and the blaze was out within an hour but not before it wreaked bad devastation - pictures in local media showed ash-covered, fire-blackened beds. The tragic incident is said to have taken place at Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in a Malay settlement of Datuk Keramat, early this morning. Read More »

Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis on Sept 19

The de facto national leader, whose official titles are state counselor and foreign minister, will send Myanmar's vice president Henry Van Tio to NY in her place so that she can better focus on calming the situation in Rakhine, spokesperson Zaw Htay said. Read More »

Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over


Roofs were ripped off. "It's terrible what we saw". Irma has now been the subject of more than 80 advisories from the hurricane center, with the first dating back to August 30, when it was a tropical storm with sustained wind speeds of 50 miles per hour. Read More »

Prosecutors: McDonald's employee gives birth and tries to flush newborn down toilet


Sarah Jane Lockner, 25, of Redwood City, was arrested on September 4, 2017 after reportedly giving birth to a baby girl then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet at the McDonald's restaurant where she worked. One female employee went to check on her soon after and found her in a closed restroom stall with a large pool of blood surrounding it. That co-worker called 911, and when paramedics and police arrived Lockner was holding the baby in her arms, but it was not breathing and didn't ... Read More »

Residents return to Florida Keys as Irma death toll rises


Florida sheriff's officials said on Twitter that 356 people were rescued from flooding on Monday as Hurricane Irma moved over Jacksonville . Although Puerto Rico did not take a direct hit from Irma, thousands of residents are still without power on the island. Read More »

Rep. Tom Suozzi to meet with President Trump about tax reform


After the House members have seen the outline, "the tax writing committees are going to take feedback and input, and then they're going to go produce their bills in the week ahead", Ryan said at Wednesday morning's GOP conference meeting. After the Senate's embarrassing failure to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, Trump's top legislative priority has shifted to passing tax reform. Read More »

Duterte Can't End A Human Rights Campaign, So Allies Killed Its Budget


Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said Congress should not reduce the budget of the Commission on Human Rights, a constitutionally mandated body, to a mere P1,000. Its head, Chito Gascon, said the measly budget was an attempt to force his resignation. "Asking me to resign would lead to essentially making the institution forever at the mercy of politics". Read More »

Missing Md. teacher found dead; suspect in custody


Wallen's father, Mark Wallen, passionately pleaded Monday for the public to help him find his daughter, offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who provided information that would lead to her safe return. Authorities have not released the context of the message. Her boyfriend, Tyler Tessier who was the father of the child Wallen was carrying, also spoke at the news conference, appealing directly to Wallen to come home. Read More »

United States sued over border searches of phones and computers


In the 2015 fiscal year, Customs and Border Protection searched the electronic devices of 8,503 worldwide travelers. That remains a tiny fraction of the several hundred million travelers who enter the nation every year. In the case, Alasaad v. Duke , two organizations will represent 11 individuals who had USA border agents search their computers and smartphones without any kind of warrant. Read More »

Wallabies star cops backlash for gay marriage tweet


Days after the first openly gay rugby player, Ian Roberts successfully convinced the National Rugby League to support the "yes" initiative for marriage equality, devout Christian footballer chose to take to Twitter and spew out his anti-gay thoughts. Read More »

Ayatollah Khamenei calls Aung San Suu Kyi a 'cruel' woman


Burmese leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize can not be revoked in the row over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims, the Norwegian Nobel Institute has said. Mamunur Rashid of the International Organization for Migration said the supplies would be enough to help about 5,000 of the roughly 370,000 Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks. Read More »

UNSC 'nukes' North Korea with toughest sanctions

Earlier in September Seoul announced the drill involving Taurus as a response to North Korean threat. "If China doesn't follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. The sense of urgency is heightened in Washington, as the U.S. suddenly finds itself potentially in range of Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons, whereas China and North Korea's other neighbors have lived with the threat for years. Read More »

Martin Shkreli apologizes for Facebook post about Hillary Clinton


A defense attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday that Shkreli's recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for securing a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair while she's on a book tour was merely a tasteless joke comparable to some of President Donald Trump's derisive comments, not a threat worthy of putting him behind bars. Read More »

Moore wants 'mano a mano' debate with odd


Odd campaign spokesman Cameron Foster said in a statement. "He is 100 percent opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants". Odd is backed by Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell but the president has not yet campaigned in person for unusual ahead of the tightly-contested September 26 runoff against Roy Moore , the state's former chief justice. Read More »

Ryan murder: Accused conductor was masturbating before killing Pradyuman


He told us whatever we needed to know. Last year six-year-old Devansh Kacrora was found unconscious in a water tank at Ryan International School's Vasant Kunj branch. The guard also revealed that he was sacked after this incident. The angry parents have been attacking the management for the negligence. A top police official told ANI that during questioning, two children disclosed that the accused was present in the toilet before the incident. Read More »

Hillary Clinton pounds NY Times for 'schizophrenic' email coverage


I know there's no new information. "At times , I thought I must be going insane", the former first lady and senator wrote. "And so that, in terms of my personal defeat, was the most important factor". "Many women, and let's talk about white women since that's the group I lost, are really quite politically dependent on their view of their own security and own position in society and what works for them", she said. Read More »

Amphibious vehicle ignites, 15 Marines taken to SoCal hospitals


In 2013, a corporal was killed and four of his crewmates were hurt in an AAV fire caused by igniting ordnance; that incident led the Marine Corps to discontinue use of the AAV's Mark 154 mine-clearance launching system. Officials said: "All Marines are now being treated for injuries". Earlier this month, U.S. Marine Corps officials announced that another Marine had died during training at the base north of San Diego County. Read More »

More Duke Energy workers depart for Florida to help with Irma restoration


The remaining 600,000 will have power back up by Sunday. More than 700 employees and contractors will help restore power to the storm-ravaged area. At the peak, more than 22,000 in the territory were without power. Duke Energy Florida owns and operates a diverse generation mix, including renewables, providing about 8,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.8 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area. Read More »

Coyote travels 35km 'embedded' in vehicle grille


But when she stopped at a traffic light near Calgary's Foothills Hospital, a construction worker pointed out the young coyote was lodged in her grille and alive. Knox told CTV she felt bad when she realized the coyote had been embedded in her grille for nearly 35 kilometres at highway speeds. It's been shared tens of thousands of times. Read More »

Congress revisits Obamacare, this time with a bipartisan twist


Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy will introduce the Graham-Cassidy bill Tuesday. Seven weeks after the GOP drive to uproot Obamas 2010 health care law crashed in the Senate, two Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of SC and Louisianas Bill Cassidy, were releasing their plan for trying again. Read More »

Dead From Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Orlando


The Daytona Beach Fire Department said it was called at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday to 400 S. Keech St.for several patients who were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters with Orange County Fire Rescue in Orlando responded to the 911 call at 5.01pm on Tuesday to a residence on Eggleston Avenue, WKMG reported. Read More »

Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coast


Katia is located about 200 miles east of Tampico, Mexico . Hurricanes Jose hit category one status far east of Hurricane Irma late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center . "This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain", the Miami-based NHC said. Hurricanes Jose and Katia are both getting stronger. Read More »