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China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs

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Hong Kong's South Morning China Post cites local sources which reveal that the latest imports were shipments that had been stranded in Chinese ports after the ban was imposed in February. Washington has alternated between criticizing and praising Beijing's role in the North Korea crisis, on the one hand welcoming its support for new sanctions but also insisting it must do more to rein in its unruly neighbor. Read More »

Short Interest in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) Drops By 11.2%

The fund owned 1,154,028 shares of the oilfield services company's stock after selling 358,759 shares during the quarter. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. The Return on Assets for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is -0.0053. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $5.63 Billion and $5.17 Billion, respectively. Read More »

Iowa National Guard forces headed to Puerto Rico

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Twenty-four airmen that are part of the Security Forces are leaving for Puerto Rico Monday morning at 9:00 from Des Moines. "This marks the fourth time in recent history in which the 185th Security Forces personnel has offer its assistance", Walker said. Read More »

INSTANT ANALYSIS: Cowboys vs. Cardinals

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Looking back at the divisional playoff round vs. They got it on Monday Night Football , with Dallas registering 6 sacks (3 by emerging star DeMarcus Lawrence ), but it's going to have to continue to come with regularity to keep them from being exposed in man-to-man coverage. Read More »

Alibaba takes control of logistics business Cainiao

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The trio led an initial investment of 100 billion yuan into the company to build out its logistics network. As part of the deal, Alibaba will gain one additional seat on Cainiao's board of directors, increasing its board representation to four out of seven seats. Read More »

Metro Detroiters weigh in on Target's lift to $15 hourly wage

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Target said that the new pay rate will apply to the 100,000 temporary workers that the company will hire for the holiday season this year. The Washington Post notes that Target's move comes a year after competitor Walmart's decision to raise minimum hourly pay to $10, and that the tightening labor market may be putting pressure on employers to increase wages. Read More »

Windstream Holdings Inc (WIN) Bonds Trading 1.5% Lower

Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Windstream Holdings from an "underperform" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $7.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Windstream Holdings posted sales of $1.34 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 12.7%. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 637,006 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,254,901.82. Read More »

USA imposes sanctions on 8 NK banks, 26 individuals

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President Donald Trump , Fox News reported . The executive order expands the extraterritorial reach of existing North Korea sanctions by extending it to U.S. USA press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders then had to clarify to journalists that the president had not declared war on the rogue state. The new sanctions also came days after Trump threatened to "totally destroy" the nuclear-armed nation, which is opposed to United States hegemony. Read More »

Governor wants to oust sheriffs who won't detain immigrants

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LePage said the state constitution gives him the power to remove sheriffs if they are failing to uphold the law. Governor LePage also issued an executive order for sheriffs to follow ICE directives. "If you think you've got something, get a warrant. We'll honor the warrant". The Bangor Daily News reported the Republican governor made the comments to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday. Read More »

Women Arrested for Leaving Toddler in auto at Grand Floridian Employee Lot

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A woman is behind bars after her 2-year-old was found alone in a hot vehicle parked at a Disney resort. Security found the girl inside of the vehicle with unlocked doors and the windows opened slightly. "You don't leave a kid in a auto". Deputies said Lubin Cadet left work to pick up the girl from a friend, who took the child's mother to the hospital to give birth. Read More »

U.S. sees 'four or five' ways to resolve North Korean crisis

But Ri escalated tensions with his remark on Monday in NY that North Korea would be within its rights to shoot down USA warplanes flying in worldwide airspace. Trump's latest orders put the onus on banks and other firms to find out whether their clients have any dealings with North Korea. He acknowledged that every military option assumed a reaction from North Korea that endangered South Korean citizens, adding it's "foremost in our minds". Read More »

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to retire in 2018

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Corker is also the first senator to announce his retirement plans ahead of next year's elections . Corker was a front runner to become Trump's secretary of state but lately, his relationship with the president has soured as he has become increasingly critical of Trump. Read More »

Jones: Vols performance "unacceptable" against UMass

Wiggins will face his former team this Saturday. Jones said Tuttle was injured when he "landed on a helmet". The junior left-hander had a career-high 377 yards passing last week in a 29-21 loss to Temple. The Minutemen lost 24-7 at Florida and 34-28 at SC and fell 47-35 to Mississippi State at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots. Read More »

IRS now sharing information with special counsel Mueller

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The documents provided include tax return-related documents, such as real estate and baking records. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is just about convinced former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be indicted by the Department of Justice. Read More »

White House: N. Korea's Claim that Trump Declared War 'Absurd'

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The Pentagon warned North Korea to stop the provocations. In his speech Saturday to the General Assembly, Ri said Trump's " rocket man " insult makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more". South Korea has called for a level-headed response, warning that accidental clashes in the region could quickly spiral out of control. According to military analyst, North Korea doesn't have the capability or genuine intent to attack United States jets or ... Read More »

Cuba warns U.S. against hasty decisions in mysterious diplomats case

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Tuesday with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, according to USA and Cuban officials, to discuss the attacks on American diplomats in Havana. It was unclear whether Tillerson would disclose new details to the Cuban envoy about USA deliberations or the investigation. 'It would be unfortunate if a matter of this nature is politicized, ' said Rodriguez. Read More »

Hatch holds hearings on health bill that now appears doomed

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GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Texas' Ted Cruz have said they oppose the measure, though Cruz aides said he was seeking changes that would let him vote yes. Like Collins , he also faulted Republicans for trying to pass a sweeping healthcare legislation without involving the Democrats and holding extensive public deliberations. Read More »

Is the USA military doing enough to help Puerto Rico?

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Undeterred by the backlash from the National Football League storm, Trump, in a series of tweets Monday, doubled down on his comments from the weekend by claiming they had nothing to do with race. He tweeted zero times about Puerto Rico. Lopez is partnering with Anthony and her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez , to help those affected. Anthony is one of many entertainers with Puerto Rican roots trying to summon support. Read More »

Florida mom tries to silence son-in-law with the bumper of her Mercedes

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Palm Beach Gardens police said Kathleen Regina Davis , 58, was taken into custody on September 20 for trying to hit an unidentified 33-year-old man with a auto, the Palm Beach Post reports . The man, since identified as Michael Sciarra , who said he was no longer with Davis' daughter, told cops Davis almost hit him with her vehicle several times. Read More »

Trump kept calling the prime minister of Spain 'president'

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Trump had planned to visit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands earlier this month, but the trip was delayed after Hurricane Maria formed and became a threat to the region. "If we take that option, it will be devastating, I can tell you that, devastating for North Korea". "It's a really tragic situation and I think that we have ... Read More »

Roy Moore vs. Luther Strange

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In an upset likely to rock the party establishment, Moore clinched victory Tuesday over unusual to win the GOP nomination for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The appointment of odd, then the state's attorney general, came under scrutiny when Bentley resigned months later amid allegations he used taxpayer money to cover up an affair with a top aide. Read More »

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'

The second victim publicly identified was civilian security guard Youssef Ottman, a resident of the neighboring Arab village of Abu Ghosh. She said the slain gunman, from the nearby Palestinian village of Beit Suriq, had an Israeli work permit. Read More »

Iraqi Christians fear new violence in referendum vote

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The lowest level of support was registered in the city of Sulaymaniyah, where only 51 percent supported the independence . The idea took quite a long time to turn into reality, what with Kurdistan's own internal political squabbles, but it did become a reality and the results should be announced on Wednesday or Thursday. Read More »

Mashrou' Leila faces Egypt ban over rainbow flag

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At least six people have been arrested in Egypt after raising the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a Cairo concert, security and judicial sources said . The Music Syndicate had been notified of ban the band's performance in Egypt, the source mentioned. The feed quickly became a culture war, with heated exchanges that both insulted and praised the group. Read More »

'The United States' has 'declared war on our country': North Korea

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President Donald Trump has declared war against the country. Yong-ho stressed the world "should clearly remember" that it was the United States and not North Korea who first declared war . Despite the rising tension, the top United States military officer said no change in North Korea's military posture had been detected. Indeed, Kim lashed out at Trump following the United Nations speech ."I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us dotard with fire", the ... Read More »

North Korea moves its planes after vowing to shoot down United States jets

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The US sent B-1B Lancer bombers into global airspace off North Korea's eastern coast over the weekend in the latest show of force against the isolated country. One major obstacle is the inability of North Korea's fighter jets to refuel in mid air, he said. "I'd like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world", a clearly infuriated Kim said. Read More »

US prepared for NK military option

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said earlier on Monday that the president's recent escalating verbal attacks against the country were "clearly a declaration of war ". U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the mission was to send North Korea a "clear message" Trump has " many military options to defeat any threat". Read More »

Dismayed by Trump, Head of Drug Enforcement Administration to Leave

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Rosenberg, a holdover from the administration of President Barack Obama , wrote that he would leave his position as the DEA's acting administration on October 1. The acting head of an enforcement agency quit because he doesn't think that Trump respects the law. A spokesman for the New Jersey State Police declined to comment. Read More »

China places limits on oil exports to North Korea

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China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing's participation in new United Nations sanctions meant to rein in its rogue neighbour. China's central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea, four sources have told Reuters, amid USA concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests. Read More »

Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

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It is reported that an IS-claimed terror attack in London, whereby knife-wielding perpetrators ran down and stabbed civilians, gained massive attention over news of the British royal's visit to Singapore in June. "It is believed that the person in the video calling himself "Abu Uqayl" is Shahdan". The 39-year-old in the video is thought to have been radicalised while working in the middle east, where he travelled in 2014. Read More »

USA imposes sanctions on North Korean banks and executives

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It's because he's the president. "We hold all accounts to the same Rules , and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules", Twitter tweeted from its Policy feed. The company says that this policy has always been in place, but it has only been an internal policy. As the Verge notes , the above statement confirms what we've suspected all along: "Twitter's answer. Read More »

Trump Adds Venezuela to Travel Ban List, Caracas Slams "Imperial Conduct"

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US President Donald Trump announced that his government would include Venezuela in its notorious "travel ban" list Sunday, effectively barring a slew of Venezuelan government officials from US territory. " They are imposing sanctions on our nation for our adherence to pacifism and for tolerance and respect toward different religions and beliefs, which are being practiced freely in our country ", the ministry added, stating that it rejects and " condemns terrorism in all forms ". Read More »