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Man arrested in connection with fire at Orlando gunman's mosque
- September 15, 2016

He has been charged with arson, and his status as a "prison release re-offender" qualifies him for a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 30 years if convicted, authorities said. Tuesday a sheriff's spokesperson said they had only received eight tips from the public. Mateen pledged allegiance to the Daesh terror group on an emergency 911 call before being shot dead by police inside the club. (more...)
Gun rights, voting restrictions up for overrides in Missouri
- September 15, 2016

Within the bill, the "stand your ground" portion would allow someone to use lethal force without having to retreat. "Criminals don't abide by gun control laws, so denying law-abiding Missourians their constitutional right to self-protection doesn't keep criminals from committing crimes", she told The Associated Press. (more...)
Trump Foundation under investigation by NY attorney general
- September 15, 2016

Schneiderman, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, has insisted no political motivations were behind the Trump University inquiry and had not hesitated to discuss the case publicly. The wrongdoing in question involves a $25,000 donation made by the Trump Foundation to "And Justice For All" in September 2013. Bondi, who now backs Trump's presidential bid, ultimately declined to bring charges against the billionaire's for-profit education company. (more...)
Bill Clinton: 'Nothing More to Know' About Hillary's Health Bill Clinton: 'Nothing More to Know' About Hillary's Health
- September 15, 2016

The Clinton Foundation funds and operates a long list of worldwide health and climate change initiatives - including providing two-thirds of the world's HIV/AIDS treatment access. But Clinton also offered a robust defense of his charitable foundation. "If they did and it was inappropriate, I would say that was wrong, too". Subbing for a sick wife, former president Bill Clinton delivered a meandering, folksy speech in this presidential battleground state on Wednesday, arguing that Americans ... (more...)
Trump promises paid maternity leave for new moms
- September 15, 2016

Getting that modicum of coverage took a huge effort and an enormous coalition to overcome staunch Republican opposition, including two vetoes from President George H.W. Paid Family Leave Proposal: Secretary Clinton would create a new government program to provide up to 12 weeks of paid time off from work. Employees at Trump hotels in NY and Miami, as well as at the billionaire's luxury Mar-a-Lago estate and club, also told the news site that they are not eligible for eight weeks ... (more...)
Trump Talks to Russia-Backed Network Trump Talks to Russia-Backed Network
- September 15, 2016

With this one brief news conference, Clinton signaled loud and clear: I've done this before. The White House said it had no comment on Mr Trump's remarks. "We need a Commander-in-Chief committed to a bipartisan foreign policy, who can bring together top experts with deep experience to solve the toughest challenges". (more...)
New polls show Trump ahead of Clinton in 2 battleground states New polls show Trump ahead of Clinton in 2 battleground states
- September 15, 2016

About 53% see Trump as "strongly unfavorable" and 22% as "strongly favorable". Mexico's currency has repeatedly declined when Trump's election outlook improves because the economy is closely linked to the US and trade between the two countries has grown fivefold to more than $500 billion in goods annually since 1994. (more...)
Donald Trump in Phoenix: 'I Love the People of Arizona' Donald Trump in Phoenix: 'I Love the People of Arizona'
- September 15, 2016

Trump said after the meeting that he and Pena Nieto discussed the plan, but not Trump's assertion that Mexico will cover the cost. The proposal by Peter Navarro came as the Republican presidential candidate prompted a renewed furore over his immigration policy, with a speech that called for the immediate deportation of millions of undocumented workers and reignited his row with the Mexican government over border controls. (more...)
Cauvery row: Normalcy returns to Bengaluru, partial curfew in force
- September 15, 2016

Police gunfire killed one protester and injured another on Monday night after rampaging mobs set fire to dozens of buses, trucks and cars and attacked shops and businesses in Bangalore and other parts of the state. Though curfew was lifted, officials said prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC will continue until further orders as a precautionary measure. (more...)
Johnson has no comment on Trump plan for paid leave
- September 14, 2016

Trump is to lay out the plan in an evening speech in the Philadelphia suburb of Aston, Pennsylvania, his latest attempt to construct a policy framework that he would use for governing if elected over Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8. It also advocates for the creation of dependent care savings accounts that would allow tax-deductible contributions to grow tax-free, which could be used for after school education tuition and other expenses. (more...)
US Army Corps of Engineers pauses construction on Dakota Access Pipeline
- September 14, 2016

The statement said that the case "highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes' views on these types of infrastructure projects". The administration's eleventh-hour involvement - called historic and unprecedented - is a game-changer for the Sioux, which took the Army Corps of Engineers to court in July for using a general permitting system they say cuts American Indians out of the route-planning process ... (more...)
Two former Chris Christie allies will testify in Bridgegate trial Two former Chris Christie allies will testify in Bridgegate trial
- September 14, 2016

District Judge Susan Wigenton to bar prosecutors from arguing to jurors that the goal of the conspiracy was not only to punish Sokolich, but also to curry favor with Christie. The governor's office provided 90 pages of documents in response to the newspaper's request, but 56 of those pages were heavily redacted. Christie "flat-out lied" when he claimed that none of his senior staff were involved in the lane closures, according to Christina Genovese Renna, who worked in Christie's ... (more...)
Tupac Pop-Up Café Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of His Death Today Tupac Pop-Up Café Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of His Death Today
- September 14, 2016

The pop-up restaurant is inspired by notes Shakur took before his death drafting a logo and theme for a restaurant he planned to open. Located at the Fulton Mall in Fresno, diners will be able to try Tupac-inspired dishes like "Thug Passion" cake pops, (complete with buttercream frosting), "Mac-and-Cheeseburgers", a "California Love" chicken sandwich and Hennessey Apple Butter chicken wings. (more...)
US Supreme Court declines to restore early voting in Ohio US Supreme Court declines to restore early voting in Ohio
- September 14, 2016

But Democrats claim the change disproportionately burdens black voters and those who lean Democratic. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled in August that the golden-week cut still allows for "abundant" opportunities to vote within a 29-day early voting window. (more...)
Tech expert who set up Clinton's server ignores subpoena Tech expert who set up Clinton's server ignores subpoena
- September 14, 2016

Pagliano's lawyers responded early Tuesday, saying he would come to such a session but that he would again invoke his Fifth Amendment rights. They invoked their Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination to each question from lawmakers and Jason Chaffetz , the committee's Republican chairman, excused them out of what he called "respect" for their rights. (more...)
Stolen Big Rig Pursuit Ends in Arrest Stolen Big Rig Pursuit Ends in Arrest
- September 14, 2016

In addition to the CHP officers chasing the big-rig, officers were driving along city roads near the off-ramps in case the driver exited the freeway. A driver in a reportedly stolen semi-truck led officers on a freeway chase in Southern California on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). (more...)
Syria cease-fire holding, with only minor violations
- September 14, 2016

A nervous calm appears to have descended on Syria on the first full day of a ceasefire, but aid has not yet been able to reach besieged populations. In comments widely disparaged by opposition supporters on social media, he seemed to indicate that Russian Federation and the United States would jointly approve future airstrikes carried out by the Syrian government. (more...)
EU Should Expel Hungary for Mistreating Migrants: Luxembourg EU Should Expel Hungary for Mistreating Migrants: Luxembourg
- September 14, 2016

Luxembourg's Prime Minister has spoken against the outspoken comments of his Foreign Affairs Minister who called for Hungary to be suspended from the EU. Humans fleeing from war were being treated nearly worse than wild animals, he added. Mr Szijjarto said the referendum would give Hungarians the opportunity to voice their opinion about "illegal immigrants, Brussels" quota package and the Jean Asselborn-type figures'. (more...)
Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record
- September 14, 2016

Kimmich scored his first-ever Bayern goal in Friday's hard-fought 2-0 win at Schalke, just days after netting his maiden goal for the German national team - and has become an early favorite of Ancelotti. The 57-year-old met them in the 1999 Intertoto Cup semifinals, winning 9-1 over two legs while in charge of Juventus . They are also the sixth Russian side to appear in the group stages of the competition. (more...)
Turkey replaces 28 elected officials with appointees
- September 14, 2016

The Government decreed today, in the early morning, the removal from office of 28 mayors, accused of different crimes, such as belonging to and collaborating with terrorist groups. Turkey appointed new administrators in two dozen municipalities mostly in the largely Kurdish southeast on Sunday after removing their mayors over suspected links to militants, deepening a crackdown in a volatile region bordering Syria and Iraq. (more...)
India announce 15-man squad for three-Test series against New Zealand India announce 15-man squad for three-Test series against New Zealand
- September 14, 2016

Perhaps the biggest achievement for Patil and his colleagues was overseeing a smooth retirement for Sachin Tendulkar. But what this decision exposes is the confused policy of the selectors when it comes to picking fringe players. The trio have been inconsistent in Tests but the selectors, in consultation with Kumble and Kohli, opted to give them a longer run. "So we feel that whoever, I am not saying only Rohit, will be picked will be given a fair amount of chances here onwards". (more...)
Trump says he prefers debates without moderators
- September 13, 2016

Bardack released a statement revealing the diagnosis on Sunday evening, The Hill daily reported . The timing could not be worse for the 69 year-old Clinton. There's plenty of other attack fodder with her comments that half of Trump's supporters being bigoted or sexist, and the video of Clinton appearing to collapse is shocking enough, they said. (more...)
Iranians are 'not Muslims', says top Saudi Imam Iranians are 'not Muslims', says top Saudi Imam
- September 13, 2016

Beyond the proxy wars the two nations are battling out across the region, a war of words has erupted between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the lead up to this year's Hajj , the annual pilgrimage all able-bodied Muslims must make at least once in their lifetimes. (more...)
Saudi air defense shoots down missile fired from Yemen Saudi air defense shoots down missile fired from Yemen
- September 13, 2016

The UN estimates at least 6,600 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi coalition intervened in March 2015. People stand amidst rubble of a building destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes in the northwestern city of Amran, Yemen September 8, 2016. (more...)
Russia-US-brokered Syria cease-fire to start at sunset Russia-US-brokered Syria cease-fire to start at sunset
- September 13, 2016

The FSA also claimed that the exclusion of the Jabhat Fateh al Sham group - a former al Qaeda affiliate known as the Nusra Front - could be used by Russian Federation as a pretext to bomb other rebel groups. But just hours before the ceasefire started, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave a defiant message to the country's opposition forces, vowing "to retake every piece of land from the terrorists". (more...)

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