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Grambling State University: 2 shot dead on campus


Grambling State University Media Relations Director Will Sutton told local media that the shooting happened during an altercation in a courtyard. Both were 23-year-olds, and one was a senior at the university. "Our prayers go out to the victims and their families. We will fully cooperate with the police investigation", said Sutton in his official statement, My Arklamiss reported. Read More »

Duterte off to Japan ahead of Asean summit

Since assuming the presidency, Duterte has sought to build stronger ties with Russian Federation and China, considered rivals of the United States, the Philippines' long-standing Pacific ally. Russia Director for Main Department for the International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense Major General Aleksandr Kshimovskiy and Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Raymundo DV. Read More »

French president's dog pees in palace meeting


Video emerged showing the pooch peeing as the French leader was meeting with members of his government. When an embarrassed Macron realised what Nemo was up to he told his colleagues the dog was "was doing something quite exceptional". 'Does that happen often?' asks Mr Denormandie. It is not the first time a French first dog has caused trouble for its master. " You've triggered utterly unusual behavior in my dog ", replies the president. Read More »

Private contracts for work in Puerto Rico raise eyebrows


Nicky Ouellet of Montana Public Radio has been reporting on this, and she joins us now. Hiring a company like Whitefish, which relies on subcontractors rather than a staff of trained personnel "didn't make a lot of sense", Sergio Marxuach, policy director at the nonpartisan Center for a New Economy, told ABC News. Read More »

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts


Today, the Senate passed its version of the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, akey step toward paving the runway for the Ways and Means Committee to advance tax reform legislation. "If the deductibility of SALT is just wholesale gone, I don't think it can pass the House", he said. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady , who has been leading negotiations on the issue, said, "I feel confident that we'll have the votes to pass this because everyone knows that no budget, no tax ... Read More »

Watchdog pessimistic over SA soaring crime


Assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, common assault, common robbery and auto theft were all also down. We must not see these statistics just as pure numbers. These cases related to arrests for the illegal possession of guns and ammunition‚ driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol‚ drug-related crimes and people arrested for sexual offences. Read More »

Student protest re-starts after police crackdown in QAU


The police reported that the students lay in front of the university buses to stop them from entering or leaving university and refused to cooperate with the university staff. Some students were also reportedly injured during clashes. In a move to deny protestors any space, the police had issued a warning which restricted the assembly of four or more people inside the university. Read More »

Eminem song was ripped off by political party, court rules

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - In a case that pitted Eminem's publisher against New Zealand's main conservative political party, a judge said the party breached copyright by using a song similar to the Detroit rapper's " Lose Yourself " in its campaign ads. Read More »

NYC on track to hit affordable housing goal by 2022


De Blasio said that it was "unacceptable" and that Metropolitan Transportation Authority rules permit the NYPD to put in additional personnel "to stop something like that from happening". The city, he said, has maintained that it wants to increase the presence of the NYPD "wherever it's needed" as well as the Fire Department's efforts to assist in emergencies and the city's homeless outreach effort. Read More »

Rubio: Corker will be on board for tax reform


That prompted an angry Twitter response from the president, who said, " Bob Corker , who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee , is now fighting Tax Cuts". Trump hit back with a series of mocking - and inaccurate - tweets , arguing he couldn't get elected dogcatcher. "I think the debasement of our nation will be what he'll be remembered most for, and that's regretful". Read More »

Retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake slams Trump for disregarding 'truth and decency'


Flake says the impulse to "threaten and scapegoat" threatens to turn America and the GOP into a "fearful, backward looking people". Unlike Flake, Corker supported Trump's election . "Based on the lack of support he has from the people of Arizona, it's probably a good move", press secretary Sarah Sanders said during the daily press briefing. Read More »

FBI Should Immediately State Who Paid for the 'Discredited 'Dossier''


But we don't yet know who that Republican client is. According to a letter obtained by the AP Tuesday night, representatives of Fusion GPS reached out to the firm in early March 2016 to express interest in continuing research on Trump it had begun "for one or more other clients during the Republican primary contest". Read More »

National Park Service proposes increases in entrance fees

Zinke ― whose job it is to manage about 500 million acres of federal land, including the 59 national parks - has repeatedly stressed the need to address America's aging infrastructure and vowed to address the estimated $12.5 billion maintenance backlog at national parks. Read More »

Supreme Court dismisses Hawaii's challenge to Trump travel ban

Attorneys for the U.S. government filed court papers saying they are taking the case to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has blocked both of President Donald Trump's previous bans. will collect more extensive biographical data on all refugee applicants and they'll also be subject to reviews of their social media postings, the officials said. Read More »

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally


Felgengauer works for Ekho Moskvy, a station with ties to Russia's state-owned Gazprom but which allows views and commentary critical of Putin and the Kremlin to be broadcast. "These elections should become a national referendum in which the "against all" candidate would unite people", she said. Sobchak has cast herself as a "candidate against all", appealing to those who have grown exhausted of Russia's tightly-controlled political system and want new names on the ballot. Read More »

Einstein '1922 hotel notes' on auction in Jerusalem


One of the notes, on a piece of Imperial Hotel Tokyo stationery, says: " A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest ". According to the auction house, Einstein advised the bellboy to keep the note, saying that some day its value will surpass the amount of a standard tip. Read More »

Dow Jones hits another record as Caterpillar and 3M climb


The industrial, safety and consumer products company reported third-quarter earnings of 2.33 dollars per share, an increase of 8.4 percent versus the third quarter of 2016, with sales of 8.2 billion dollars, up 6.0 percent year-on-year. Biogen slipped 6 percent after the company reported disappointing USA sales of Spinraza, a potential blockbuster drug. Centene dipped about 4 percent after saying that White House moves to cut off Obamacare subsidies would knock 7-12 cents per share off ... Read More »

The real cost of climate change in the United States

Fires, floods, and hurricanes are already costing the federal government tens of billions of dollars a year and climate change will drive those costs ever higher in coming years, a new federal study warns. Susan Collins was among those who called for the study from the Government Accountability Office. Ms. Cantwell said that The Government Accountability Office is primarily convincing us that this is becoming an expensive affair. Read More »

Twitter to disclose info on political ads amid scrutiny


Twitter will create what it is calling an "Advertising Transparency Center" where users can review all current ad campaigns running on the platform, regardless of whether or not they are political ad campaigns. Twitter's move to suddenly disclose all of its ads comes after it recently handed over to U.S. investigators almost 2,000 sponsored tweets from the Russian state-backed news network Russia Today, which USA government intelligence officials have identified as "the Kremlin's ... Read More »

Iran sentences 'Mossad agent' to death over scientist killings

An Iranian court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death after he was found guilty of spying for Israel. Iran's Prosecutor General, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was quoted as saying that the suspect "transferred information about 30 important Iranian figures" to Mossad during meetings with several Mossad agents on various occasions. Read More »

GOP Committee Looking at Not Cutting Tax Rate for Millionaires

House Republicans will be working to pass a budget this week so they can turn their attention to tax reform. "The Senate's going to be a little slower on their track". The American Action Network's Middle-Class Growth Initiative launched a seven-figure advertising campaign to boost the Republicans' tax reform plan ahead of the House of Representatives' vote on the Senate's budget resolution Thursday. Read More »

Majority of MEPs demand a ban on glyphosate weedkiller


Gathered in plenary session in Strasbourg, meps voted in favour of a resolution by 355 votes in favour and 204 against (and 111 abstentions), while simple opinion without binding force, but to honor the "precautionary principle". The European Parliament, representing 28 countries and more than 500 million people, voted today in support of phasing out glyphosate over the next five years and immediately banning its use in households. Read More »

Why do right whales keep dying off Cape Cod and Canada?


It's the 16th North Atlantic Right Whale to be discovered dead so far this year. A sixteenth North Atlantic right whale has been found dead off the coast of MA this week, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Numerous whale deaths have been attributed to vessel strikes and getting tangled in fishing gear. The International Fund for Animal Welfare reported the decomposing carcass on social media Monday along with photographs from the Coast Guard. Read More »

Study shows children of color, particularly immigrants, face post-recession chronic poverty


African-American children score worst among their peers, according to an index calculated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Local stories from KERA News. "Children in immigrant families in Tennessee across the centuries all have the same dreams". The report found 71 percent of African-American and 70 percent of Latino children in SC live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Read More »

Republican Senator Bob Corker says Trump 'utterly untruthful president' in escalating feud

Corker in August said Trump had "not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful". President Trump on Tuesday said proposed tax-cut plan is all about "jobs, jobs, jobs", he resumed his public feud with Republican Sen. That led to an angry Twitter response from Trump, who said, " Bob Corker , who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax ... Read More »

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake won't run for re-election


Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., will not seek re-election next year amid lingering concerns about the path the Republican Party has taken under President Donald Trump . Flake has been a critic of Trump's , who criticized the senator in an August tweet as "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate". In his prepared remarks for his announcement on the Senate floor, Flake was even more outspoken with his criticism of the political moment. Read More »

The Queen Has Made Millions Off Her Race Horses


Back when she first started racing it was common for her horses to achieve substantially more wins, typically 40 to 50 a year. One of the most successful in the race was past year. "If the Queen wasn't the Queen , she would have made a wonderful trainer", he said. "She has such an affinity with horses and is so perceptive". Read More »

Cross-country woman biker Sana Iqbal dies in vehicle crash in Hyderabad


The 29-year-old passionate biker and her husband Abdul Nadeem met with the accident when Nadeem, who was driving the auto, lost control of the Fiat Punto vehicle that hit a road divider on the Outer Ring Road (ORR). The police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life). Read More »

Protester throws Russian flags at Trump as he enters GOP lunch


Clayton's demonstration follows reports that the president blew off the October 1 deadline to enact sanctions on Russian Federation, as per the legislation he reluctantly signed in July. NBC News reported that Clayton, along with Jason Charters handed out close to 1,000 Russian flags. We shouldn't have foreign powers picking out president. Read More »

Brady Says Goal Is to Release Tax Bill on November 1


Republicans control 52 seats. Republicans are still uncertain what Donald Trump wants to do on healthcare and are awaiting the President's direction, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said. "Nobody even knows the amount", Trump said. The party's lawmakers agree roughly on lowering the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent but have not settled on a final number. Read More »

Briton fighting against IS killed in Syria


His mother Angie Blannin said Holmes, who had no previous military experience, had been a " hero in my eyes". " ISIS isn't just terrorizing the Middle East - it's also inspired attacks in the U.S.", Williams said. I was on the phone to Jac only on Sunday and we talked about how he planned to come home for Christmas now Raqqa is liberated. "I'm very lucky to work with a preposterously talented group of people", Williams added. Read More »