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White House says it is committed to raising debt ceiling

White House says it is committed to raising debt ceiling From then the briefing veered towards the Afghanistan strategy, with Sarah's voice noticeably cracking at points when she discussed military losses overseas. In recent days, the president and other White House officials have indicated that Trump is willing to shut down the federal government unless he gets $1.6 billion from Congress for a down payment. [Full Article...]

Police converge on U.S. city of Charleston amid reports of active shooter

Police converge on U.S. city of Charleston amid reports of active shooter He says one investigation is an internal human resources matter that won't be made public. Police have initially described the individual as a "disgruntled" worker of the eatery, adding that the ongoing incident is "not terrorism" and the possibility of a hate crime have been ruled out, according to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg . [Full Article...]

Eight Feared Dead After Switzerland Landslide

Eight Feared Dead After Switzerland Landslide According to local residents, there is a missing climbers. Images showed a broad swathe of farmland covered in a grey, moving mass, with mud partially engulfing some buildings. The Austrian foreign ministry confirmed that a couple from the country was missing, while Blick reported that four of those being searched for were Germans. [Full Article...]

High Stakes September: Packed Legislative Agenda Will Test Congress, Trump

High Stakes September: Packed Legislative Agenda Will Test Congress, Trump The least effective way to pass an agenda is to threaten the president's party in Congress . Nobody from the Republican Party now holding office accepted moderator Chuck Todd's invitation to discuss the Charlottesville aftermath. Bob Corker have in recent weeks. While history will be a harsh judge of those in the GOP who, with their vote and their self-serving inaction, enabled the abominatio... [Full Article...]

Florida bishops ask commutation for death-row prisoner

Florida bishops ask commutation for death-row prisoner The U.S. Supreme Court ruled past year that Florida's death sentencing protocol, which did not require unanimous votes by juries, was unconstitutional. Prosecutors said the killings were racially motivated, but Asay denies that. While the state's high court has approved the use of etomidate, some experts have criticized the drug as being unproven. [Full Article...]

Kim Wall's headless torso prompts investigators to reopen 1986 cold case

Kim Wall's headless torso prompts investigators to reopen 1986 cold case Though the circumstances of her death have elicited global attention-Birgitte Borup, a reporter for Danish TV, told me it was "the most spectacular murder case in Denmark's recent history"-Wall's former professors at Columbia chose to focus on the woman at the center of the story , writing for CJR about a passionate young journalist committed to pursuing her innate curiosity ". [Full Article...]

U.S. considering arming Ukraine to counter Russian aggression

U.S. considering arming Ukraine to counter Russian aggression Mattis spoke alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after a meeting with him and other leaders in Kyiv. During his visit to Kiev, Mattis is expected to reassure the country's leaders that the US remains opposed to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, according to The Associated Press . [Full Article...]

After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest United States sanctions

After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest United States sanctions Moscow has fired back at the latest round of USA sanctions targeting Russian interests, as Washington blacklisted one Russian company and four individuals for their alleged dealings with North Korea. China is pushing back against recent US sanctions relating to North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. Treasury Department said the new sanctions targeted those helping already-desig... [Full Article...]

Protesters Injured by auto in St. Louis Intersection

Protesters Injured by auto in St. Louis Intersection Police told the Riverfront Times the vehicle had honked its horn and attempted to drive around protesters before it was surrounded. Police say that protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking it. Police and those present at the vigil are giving different accounts of how the situation escalated. The three protesters reported minor injuries, but refused medical attention on the ... [Full Article...]

McConnell, Ryan Created Debt Ceiling 'Mess' by Ignoring Me

McConnell, Ryan Created Debt Ceiling 'Mess' by Ignoring Me Mnuchin said he would be visiting the site in Kentucky in part to personally attest that the gold is part of the national assets. The idea of a raising the debt ceiling in conjunction with the VA bill was raised before the August recess, a Senate GOP aide told Business Insider. [Full Article...]

Baba Ram Rahim verdict: Curfew-like restrictions in Chandigarh, Panchkula

Baba Ram Rahim verdict: Curfew-like restrictions in Chandigarh, Panchkula But it was only in April 2002 that an anonymous complaint by the victim reached the Punjab and Haryana high court. The Centre has assured all possible help to the Punjab and Haryana governments to deal with any situation. "We have installed drone cameras". Educational institutes would remain closed in Panchkula district and its neighbouring city Chandigarh till Friday, officials said. [Full Article...]

Web host will turn over anti-Trump site visitor info to Feds

Web host will turn over anti-Trump site visitor info to Feds Federal prosecutors seeking to make a web hosting company comply with a search warrant that could implicate the IP addresses of 1.3 million visitors to an anti-Trump website promised a D.C. The government filed a motion to show cause in D.C. Superior Court on July 20, demanding DreamHost explain why it had not complied with a search warrant sent earlier that month. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Cuts Down Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Judge Cuts Down Texas Voter ID Law Paxton, a Republican, added that changes to the law passed by the legislature included all those asked for by the 5th Circuit. But the new voter ID law still discriminated against minority voters, Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos announced on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Dutch police nab suspect linked to planned terror strike

Dutch police nab suspect linked to planned terror strike Dutch police said Thursday that they had prevented a terrorist attack at a rock concert in the city of Rotterdam after receiving concrete information from authorities in Spain, where a night of assaults last week left 15 people dead. And in November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris when as part of a series of attacks jihadists hit the Bataclan concert hall where USA rock band Eagles of De... [Full Article...]

Ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool The Sudanese foreign ministry first broke the news and it was later confirmed by the Russian foreign ministry on Wednesday evening. The diplomat died while swimming in the pool of his residence, according to state broadcaster Russian Federation 24. [Full Article...]

Kmart Stores Closing List 2017: 28 (MORE) Locations Announced

Kmart Stores Closing List 2017: 28 (MORE) Locations Announced All but one will close in mid-November, with a store in Florida remaining open until mid-December. So far in fiscal 2017, Sears has shuttered approximately 180 stores (all were previously announced for closure ), with an additional 150 stores (also previously announced) expected to go dark by the end of the third quarter. [Full Article...]

Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in NC

Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in NC The 53-year-old from Chicopee, Mass ., said on Thursday that she was just starting to come down - barely - from the shock and overwhelming excitement of discovering that she held the lone winning ticket . history - US$758.7 million - and promptly quit her job of 32 years at a hospital. Winners have a year from the drawing date to claim prizes. But it's not just Wanczyk who will cash in. [Full Article...]

Taliban Kill 7 in Attack on Afghan Army Convoy

Taliban Kill 7 in Attack on Afghan Army Convoy In addition to four soldiers, a girl and two women were among those killed, Zwak said, expressing fears that the death toll could rise further. He said most of those wounded were students at the Madrassa. On Tuesday, the USA president Donald Trump rejected the Taliban's call to pull United States troops out of the country and instead vowed to continue fighting in order to avoid what he described a... [Full Article...]

NK threats call for 'game-changing' missile defense system: U.S. lawmaker

NK threats call for 'game-changing' missile defense system: U.S. lawmaker North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines despite reports that his stand-off with Donald Trump was cooling off. Trump made the comment at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, adding that "maybe, probably not, but maybe something positive can come about". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un orders military to boost production of solid-fuel missiles

Kim Jong-un orders military to boost production of solid-fuel missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines despite reports that his stand-off with Donald Trump was cooling off. "I respect that fact very much". Tensions between the rogue state and its enemies, South Korea and the USA, have been heightened in recent months, since it was revealed that North Korea had developed its weapons to the point where the U.S. [Full Article...]


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