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Malta CAR BOMB: Explosion at tourist hotspot leaves at least one dead

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger and newspaper columnist, was killed when an explosive device, believed to be a bomb, ripped through her vehicle at 3 pm (1300 GMT). In spring, Politico Magazine had classified Mrs Caruana Galizia, 53 years, among "twenty-eight personalities who make Europe move", describing it as "a whole WikiLeaks in one woman, in crusade against lack of transparency and corruption in Malta ". Read More »

Judge Declines to Dismiss Menendez Charges

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Robert Menendez of New Jersey, leaving the Justice Department's case intact against one of the Senate's senior Democrats in the middle of a jury trial. Walls agreed with the government's position , saying "the court concludes that a rational jury could determine that the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement". Read More »

New Zealand Kingmaker Party to Hold Key Board Meeting on Monday

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Mr Paraone said if he had been able to have input into today's New Zealand First meeting he would have reminded people of the desire for change and the party's long-term future. The political uncertainty has knocked 2.2 percent off the New Zealand dollar since the vote last month and recent surveys have shown it is weighing on business sentiment and economic activity. Read More »

Trump Killing Insurance Subsidies Spikes Covered California Premiums 25%

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Schneiderman says the lawsuit will argue that the subsidies are codified under the ACA, and therefore, they must be paid as long as the health care law remains in force. Although originally part of the Obamacare plan design, Congress never funded the cost-sharing subsidy payments and won a lawsuit previous year determining that the payments were unconstitutional . Read More »

Gov. Brown vetoes presidential candidate tax return disclosure bill

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It would have prohibited the secretary of state from putting a candidate's name on the ballot in California if he or she did not comply with the tax return requirement. "And will these requirements vary depending on which political party is in power?" he questioned. The bill, authored by San Diego-area Sen. But Republicans maintained the bill was just an attempt to try and embarrass the president. Read More »

Clinton Foundation Has No Plans to Return Harvey Weinstein Contributions

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The foundation says it already spent money received from Weinstein on charitable purposes. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton, at the 2014 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona March 22, 2014. Read More »

Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misbehavior

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Six soldiers' deaths have been tied, either directly or indirectly, to the search for Bergdahl during his disappearance in Afghanistan, former unit members alleged. In either scenario, his punishment won't be known until after the judge holds the sentencing hearing that's expected to start on October 23. In August, Bergdahl chose to be tried by a military judge instead of a jury. Read More »

Average gas prices continue to drop across Georgia

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Price-tracking website GasBuddy said Monday that gas prices here fell 4.9 cents in the past week, slipping to $2.57 a gallon, near their pre-Harvey mark of $2.51 a gallon. Analysts predict motorists can expect more of the same in the coming week. "Retail prices are still inflated by a little more than 10 cents [compared to this time in 2016], thanks to the hurricanes". Read More »

MI football listed as an 11-point underdog at Penn State

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The Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Saturday in college football action at Beaver Stadium on ABC. O'Korn has zero touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last two games. Although the number on offense are down from past year, the Nittany Lions have been able to put points on the board, averaging 39.7 points a game. The Nittany Lions are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 13-1-2 ATS in their last 16 games ... Read More »

New Jersey teacher tells students to 'speak American'

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It's understood that the woman in the video is an English teacher at the school but was substituting for a colleague's math class. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. The video has incited students' and alumni reaction. Alana Lopez, a freshman at Cliffside Park H.S., told PIX 11 , "It's really disrespectful". Others suggested that English be the spoken language in the classroom, out of respect for the teacher presiding over the class. Read More »

Sunny, cooler temps for your Monday

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SLOWLY WARMING: Temperatures bottom out Tuesday with morning lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. It's that time of year! Highs will be about 5 degrees warmer thanks to a ridge of high pressure with temperatures reaching the upper 60s and low to mid 70s. Read More »

Child dies in accidental drowning in grease pit at Auburn Bruster's

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A toddler girl drowned in a grease pit in Auburn Saturday afternoon, according to the Lee County coroner. Lance and Kara Latham, owners for the ice cream shop, said in a joint statement: 'As the owner of the Auburn Bruster's, our deepest condolences go to the family of the child who tragically died Saturday. Read More »

Change lifestyles for climate -pope (4)

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It said the World Food Day 2017 takes place in the context of a world where more people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II due to increased conflict and political instability. "We can not make do by saying 'someone else will do it'". Francis cited the Paris climate change accord as an example of what could be achieved if governments worked together, while bemoaning that some were now "distancing themselves from it" - an apparent swipe at US President ... Read More »

Sessions sending top DOJ lawyer to prosecute transgender murder case

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He is charged with killing 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson in Burlington, Iowa, in March 2016. Mr. Sessions a faithful conservative is dispatching an indication that he has made precedence of battling violence against transgender people independently even as he retrenched legal immunity for them collectively. Read More »

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Shares Sold by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

About 6,630 shares traded. It has underperformed by 35.31% the S&P500. Btim Corporation has invested 0.01% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ). Therefore 67% are positive. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,208,000. It also reduced Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX) stake by 21,446 shares and now owns 186,585 shares. Read More »

Hurricane Ophelia to disrupt Bus Éireann school buses in five counties

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She added that the winds will be very unstable and cyclonic in the western coastal region, veering westerly. Already, all school bus services have been cancelled. Hurricane Ophelia is set to keep kids out of school in five different counties on Monday October 16. . Meteorologist Joan Blackburn says windy conditions are expected across the country. Read More »

Keep an eye on him: Clinton on Putin

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Clinton pointed out that the intelligence community said Putin was directly behind Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In January, the USA intelligence community concluded Putin ordered the influence campaign to discredit Clinton and had a "clear preference" for her opponent, the report said. Read More »

Israel hits Syrian anti-aircraft battery after planes targeted

The Syrian missile was sacked Sunday morning at Israel Air Force jets during a "routine flight" over Lebanon , the IDF said. Israel's air force attacked and destroyed a Syrian anti-aircraft missile battery on Monday morning, after a missile from the battery was sacked towards Israeli aircraft over Lebanon, a military statement said. Read More »

Fires in Portugal and Northern Spain Kill at Least 30 People

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The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in "exceptional" weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said. Feijoo said "thousands" of firefighters, soldiers and locals were battling the blazes, which were fueled by drought conditions and unusually high temperatures for this time of the year. Read More »

Catalan leader fails to clarify independence status in letter to Spain

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The appearance at the National Court in Madrid on Monday coincided with the release of a letter from Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in which he didn't clarify whether he declared Catalonia's independence from Spain last week. In Monday's letter, Puigdemont didn't answer "yes" or "no" to the question "have you declared independence in Catalonia" as demanded by the Spanish government. Read More »

Taj Mahal built by traitor; we're removing them from history

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In a series of tweets, the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen quoted a news story and said '"Traitors " also build Red Fort will MODI stop hoisting Tiranga?Can MODI & YOGI tell domestic & foreign tourist not to visit TAJ MAHAL? He wanted to wipe out Hindus. Read More »

North Korea warns Australia over 'dangerous moves of zealously' backing US

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It said Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had personally expressed her support for the US' stance to consider all options including the use of force towards Pyongyang . Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters in Sydney yesterday: "Australia is not a primary target". Defence Personnel Minister Dan Tehan told Sky News on Sunday that Australia is not frightened by Pyongyang's comments. Read More »

Eight more Rohingyas die in Naf as refugee boat sinks

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Dhaka: A Bangladeshi government official has announce that almost 14,000 children had lost one or both of their parents out of 320,000 refugee children from the Rohingya Muslim minority who fled to Bangladesh because of violence and forced displacement in Myanmar. Read More »

Colleges Reject Faculty Union Offer

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The union says now about 70% of faculty are contract staff, while partial load faculty lack necessary job security with only one-semester contracts. "They (OPSEU) did make some moves (on a new deal), but it wasn't enough for us to make a settlement", he said. Read More »

Moos Announced As New Director Of Athletics At NU

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Moos, 66, comes from Washington State , where he has led the athletic department since 2010 after serving in the same role at OR from 1995 to 2007. The 66-year-old agreed to a five-year contract with a base annual salary of $1 million, plus incentives. Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan's Diwali party was a simple and warm affair

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And it was nothing like we usually expect from a superstar. "Film people! At mannat with old friends n new.", the choreographer turned director captioned a picture. Karan Johar also upped the traditional style quotient. Shah Rukh who was last seen in Harry Met Sejal and is now shooting for Anand L Rai's untitled movie. Read More »

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

The victims included 20 people in northern Hoa Binh province, 15 in central Thanh Hoa province, and nine in central Nghe An province. State-run Vietnam Television quoted agriculture minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong as saying the floods are the country's worst in years. Read More »

Aarushi's parents will return to jail every 15 days -- to treat inmates

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The high court said that the CERT scientist has admitted that he was never supplied with the desktop or laptop log, the router log and the detailed ISP log by the CBI, without which he was not in a position to give in an opinion. The last nine years were the most painful years of my life. The Allahabad High Court on Thursday cleared the couple of murdering their teen daughter and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. Read More »

Will gouge eyes of attackers: BJP leader on RSS killings in Kerala

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BJP Mahila Mocha All India President Vijaya Rahatkar was among those joined the two-week long padyatra, led by party state president Kummanom Rajasekharan. "So far 84 of our workers were killed in these violence", he said. Mr Shah is expected to be present in Thiruvananthapuram on that day. BJP leaders from Haryana, including Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi, Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta, and Chandigarh Mayor Asha Jaswal also participated in the ... Read More »

Amit Shah defends son: 'Jay is clean'

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On one hand, there is likelihood of early polls and both parties and media are wondering about how the BJP-TDP alliance will work out in days to come. "Jay has himself gone to court without waiting for demand for inquiry", the BJP chief said. While talking about the loans, Shah clarified that they were not unsecured but a line of credit. Read More »