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Schneiderman announces results of national opioid investigation

Schneiderman announces results of national opioid investigation Stein joined with other state attorneys general in June when an investigation of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma was launched. "Drug distributors are the middlemen who transport the drugs from the manufacturers to the pharmacies", Stein said . [Full Article...]

Roy Moore laments racial division between 'reds and yellows'

Roy Moore laments racial division between 'reds and yellows' The announcement from Trump came the same day as Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, a House Freedom Caucus member who lost in the initial August 15 primary, said he voted for Strange's opponent Roy Moore . Politifact , the website that fact-checks candidate statements, said the ad was selectively edited. When Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) was asked if he thought Moore would be a pr... [Full Article...]

Journalists, Obama Admin Officials React on Social Media to Trump's UN Speech

His comments visibly rattled some of the world leaders gathered before him, and one man in the audience was seen covering his face with his hands. Lynch says that Monday morning, at President's Trump's first speech to the United Nations, he was "pretty much on his best behavior". [Full Article...]

Pak PM meets United States vice President today on UNGA sidelines

Pak PM meets United States vice President today on UNGA sidelines The Trump administration sent a no-so-subtle message while scheduling President Donald Trump's engagements with world leaders: Pakistan was kept out of even casual meetings with Trump. The US is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil. The Pakistan Prime Minister, who reached NY on Monday afternoon, is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders during... [Full Article...]

Central Florida students head back to class following Irma

Central Florida students head back to class following Irma Gov. Rick Scott met Friday in the Florida Keys with heads of state agencies to discuss how to help battered Monroe County reopen to its residents quickly in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Despite the recent good news, 21 neighborhoods between Key West and Marathon received such extensive damage that they will be blocked to everyone other than residents with proof of identification, police said. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly wiretapped Paul Manafort before, after election

Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly wiretapped Paul Manafort before, after election According to CNN , investigators picked up communications from Manafort which suggested that he might have encouraged Russian operatives to meddle in the campaign. Manafort, had already put his lawyer in contact with the Justice Department", the Times reports . "The special counsel even took the unusual step of obtaining a subpoena for one of Mr. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson and dodgy use of statistics: A wake-up call?

Boris Johnson and dodgy use of statistics: A wake-up call? Speaking to reporters in NY, where he and the prime minister are attending the United Nations General Assembly , Mr Johnson denied that the cabinet was split over Brexit. Asked if he was going to resign, Johnson said: "No". However the Telegraph claims he has told friends the soft Brexit option would be unconscionable to him. [Full Article...]

Dominica 'devastated' by Hurricane Maria

Dominica 'devastated' by Hurricane Maria The NHC said Maria could produce a "dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves" that would raise water levels by four to six feet (1.2 to 1.8 metres) when it passes through the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on Monday night as a category 5 storm. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued along the Virginia coast for later Monday through Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump Considering Holding Military Parade on July 4

Trump Considering Holding Military Parade on July 4 Between this and his impressive handshake mindgames , Macron seems to think he has Trump all figured out. "I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", he told Mr Macron when they met in NY yesterday. [Full Article...]

Shot fired after man scares daughter with clown mask

Shot fired after man scares daughter with clown mask This is not the clown mask used in Saturday's incident. "However, J.B. ran into the back bedroom of the apartment". Santiago told police that he became nervous when he saw the man wearing a clown mask due to the not-so-pleasant associations. [Full Article...]

Pelosi Battles Pro-Amnesty Demonstrators At DREAM Act Event

Trump ordered the phasing out of the program but gave Congress six months to work out a deal to fix it. "Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine", the protesters yelled. "It's clear you don't want any answers", Pelosi told the group. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) both disputed that any deal had been agreed to. [Full Article...]

Iran Says US 'Seeking Excuses' To Tear Up Nuclear Deal

Iran Says US 'Seeking Excuses' To Tear Up Nuclear Deal The US is behaving in "an unconstructive and excuse-seeking" way, pursuing access to Iranian military sites looking for a way to abandon its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, he said . "I think what the Iranian experience shows is a good experience that can be replicated elsewhere and executed elsewhere", he said. Tillerson, too, has no misconception the deal is ideal. [Full Article...]

East Anglia joins national response to the devastation of Hurricane Irma

East Anglia joins national response to the devastation of Hurricane Irma There is no electricity and no clean water. So for the first time in 300 years , no people live on the small piece of land. Now, all of Barbuda's approximately 1,600 residents have been evacuated to the sister island of Antigua , less affected by the storm, leaving no one behind. [Full Article...]

Jose continues offshore trek; Maria threatens Leeward Islands

Jose continues offshore trek; Maria threatens Leeward Islands These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, said the NHC . Hurricane and tropical storm watches , which are issued when storm conditions are possible but not necessarily expected, remain in place across several Caribbean island nations. [Full Article...]

Cincinnati Bengals change coordinator, not quarterback, to address offensive struggles

Cincinnati Bengals change coordinator, not quarterback, to address offensive struggles In Thursday night's win for the Houston Texans , DeShaun Watson took over as the team's starter. Covering almost half the football field in a hurry, Watson provided the primary early highlight for a sluggish Texans offense that struggled to consistently move the football against the Bengals. [Full Article...]

Campus police shot LGBT officer because he was armed with a knife

Campus police shot LGBT officer because he was armed with a knife Scout Schultz , 21, who identified as gender non-binary, was shoeless and carrying a small knife when the officer opened fire at around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, sources told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. As allegations of excessive force mounted, Stewart accused Georgia Tech of forcing the narrative that Schultz was a "knife-wi... [Full Article...]

Nursing Home Residents Dead After Irma Knocked Out Facility's Power

Nursing Home Residents Dead After Irma Knocked Out Facility's Power He also said investigators will look into how many windows were open. Over the next few hours of Wednesday morning, the dire situation at the Rehabilitation Center for fragile, elderly people would come into clearer view. But it probably doesn't go far enough because the new rule says a nursing home has to have generators and alternative sources of energy to keep temperatures at safe levels. [Full Article...]

The latest GOP plan to kill Obamacare has a new twist

The latest GOP plan to kill Obamacare has a new twist Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly has said that he would agree to bring the legislation to the floor if the bill's sponsors can garner the 50 votes necessary to begin debate on the measure. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. The budget agency's evaluations of past GOP repeal plans concluded they would have caused millions of Ameri... [Full Article...]

GM, Unifor talks stall over job security ahead of Sunday deadline

GM, Unifor talks stall over job security ahead of Sunday deadline ET. This is the first strike at a Canadian assembly plant since 1996 when Unifor's forerunner, the Canadian Auto Workers, held a three-week walkout at GM. GM Canada said in a statement posted to its corporate website late Sunday that it is "disappointed" they were unable to reach a new agreement with workers. [Full Article...]

Poll held for seat vacated by Sharif

Poll held for seat vacated by Sharif You guys did an unbelievable job. In a recent BBC interview she said the issue had "galvanised his supporters" and that public sentiment is "very positive". The PTI party was led by former cricketer Imran Khan, who played a key role campaigning for Sharif's dismissal. "It's very hard for them to take this from us", said Sohail Butt, 48, a PML-N voter in the Mozang area of the city. [Full Article...]


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