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IS propaganda chief killed in Syria IS propaganda chief killed in Syria
- September 17, 2016

NPR's Tom Bowman tells our Newscast unit that "for months now, the US military has made a priority of targeting senior leaders of the Islamic State, killing such leaders as 'Jihadi John, ' the nickname for British citizen Mohammed Emwazi", who appeared in execution videos involving Western hostages. (more...)
Seasonally Adjusted Employment Rate Down 1.5% from a year ago Seasonally Adjusted Employment Rate Down 1.5% from a year ago
- September 17, 2016

For the first time in almost a decade, Georgia's jobless rate is the same as the national rate. Unemployment has not been as low as 3.9 percent in the Bay State since August 2001, before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Employment in the other services sector, which includes repairs and maintenance, personal care services, and religious organizations, increased by 100 positions in August 2016 from a month ago. (more...)
No new trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell No new trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell
- September 17, 2016

Attorney's Office. When the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it planned to retry McDonnell, collective groans could be figuratively heard throughout the Commonwealth. Attorneys for McDonnell said in a statement: "We have said from the very first day that Bob McDonnell is an innocent man". A federal appeals court has declined to review the case, Tuesday, Aug. (more...)
Man charged with killing Ohio trooper on Cleveland freeway Man charged with killing Ohio trooper on Cleveland freeway
- September 17, 2016

The court spokesman said an additional charge of aggravated vehicular homicide is likely due to the high bond request. That's when the suspect, armed with a machete, rushed the trooper, KHP says. "Our prayers go out to the Velez family during this hard time". The subject was taken to Goodland hospital and then was flown to a Denver hospital. (more...)
Court denies Virginia GOP's challenge on felon voting rights
- September 17, 2016

McAuliffe's new process is moving quickly; since the court's July 22 decision he's restored voting rights to more than 12,500 who registered to vote after the mass order restorations, plus another 7,000 people who requested restoration. The court said governors can not restore voting rights en masse and must consider them on a case-by-case basis. "When Virginia ratified its 1902 Constitution after Reconstruction and at the beginning of the Jim Crow era, the felon disenfranchisement voting ... (more...)
Nick Gordon found 'legally responsible' for Bobbi Kristina Brown's death
- September 17, 2016

The lawsuit sought £38 million ($50 million) in damages. R David Ware, a lawyer for the Brown estate conservator, said outside court . A wrongful death suit was filed by Bedelia Hargrove, the conservator of Brown's estate in August 2015 alleging that Gordon had abused Brown, wanted to steal her inheritance and had drugged her before drowning her in the tub. (more...)
Israeli forces say killed three assailants in East Jerusalem, West Bank
- September 17, 2016

There was no immediate word on the assailant's condition. "In the attack, three civilians were injured". The incident took place at the Damascus Gate, an entrance to the Old City. The Israeli Army spokesperson reported that the 2 Palestinians were "neutralized" by Israeli forces and were critically wounded; the young man was later pronounced dead. (more...)
Key Jeremy Corbyn ally 'furious' over MP 'trolling' list
- September 17, 2016

But earlier, a spokesman for deputy leader Tom Watson , who was also named in the document, said: "Tom Watson has received an apology from (press aide) James Mills on behalf of the junior press officer in Jeremy Corbyn 's campaign team who released this list by mistake". (more...)
Mike Pence: 'Inarguable That Putin Is Stronger Leader Than Obama' Mike Pence: 'Inarguable That Putin Is Stronger Leader Than Obama'
- September 17, 2016

More than 20,000 delegates are in town this week for the National Baptist Convention. "I have taken my responsibility for my decision". "I think he was talking about the commander in chief reducing the influence of generals to rubble", Pence said . (more...)
Trump's daughter criticises Clinton over childcare reforms
- September 17, 2016

The speech comes as polls have shown him losing support to Hillary Clinton among women by wide margins. Among the open questions are whether the deductions that working parents could claim would replace the existing earned-income tax credit , whether there would be an age cap for the children involved, and what the actual scale of benefit would be for people of various incomes. (more...)
Oil prices drop on returning Libya, Nigeria supplies Oil prices drop on returning Libya, Nigeria supplies
- September 17, 2016

Brent for November settlement was 37 cents higher at $46.22 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Adding to the bearishness is the expected return of exports by Libya and Nigeria, whose oil sales were stifled in recent months due to a string of attacks by insurgent groups. (more...)
Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea
- September 17, 2016

In an apparent aim to prevent potential damage in relations, Philippine officials said Duterte wanted the Americans out of the south for fear of their safety. Washington has also been involved in a number of military drills in the region. During an ASEAN meeting in Laos in July, representative - hampered by ASEAN rules requiring consensus - were deadlocked over the Philippines' demand that any joint statement issued from the meeting mention a landmark ruling by an worldwide tribunal ... (more...)
Sandra Bland's Family Reaches $1.9 Million Settlement Sandra Bland's Family Reaches $1.9 Million Settlement
- September 16, 2016

However, Waller County said terms of the deal aren't yet final. "The Waller County defendants... emphasize they vigorously deny any fault or wrongdoing, and the potential settlement does not involve any such admissions", Simmons told NBC News . (more...)
Chikungunya and Dengue outbreak: Toll reaches 31, government starts helpline
- September 16, 2016

With the spurt in the vector-borne diseases, the Delhi government urged Union health minister J.P. Nadda to call a meeting of health ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states to review healthcare facilities. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain made the appeal as numerous dengue and chikungunya patients come to Delhi hospitals from other states. "Also, in dengue cases, some strains are more virulent than other ones". (more...)
Markets Right Now: Energy stocks pull USA market lower Markets Right Now: Energy stocks pull USA market lower
- September 16, 2016

Oil extended declines on speculation that a drop in United States crude inventories is only temporary and supplies will swell again as refineries shut down for maintenance in coming weeks. Demand growth in developed countries has "all but vanished" and slowed drastically in heavy consumers in Asia such as China and India, the IEA said. (more...)
Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor - But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor - But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter
- September 16, 2016

But something was up because I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me, and she called NBC "ABC", ABC was the owner of an NBC Network and she said he owns ABC and we sort of smiled together backstage. Timmons' comment, Trump spoke for a bit longer and seemed to abruptly end his speech as a man in the crowd began to heckle him. Rather than describing his plans about how he could breathe new life into the city, Trump's speech veered toward his thoughts on Mexico . (more...)
Trump campaign releases results from physical Trump campaign releases results from physical
- September 16, 2016

Trump is in excellent physical health", Bornstein wrote. When the audience applauded, Trump handed Oz two letters from his physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein . On Wednesday, she released updated details from her doctor declaring her fit to serve as president. Donald Trump talked about his brother Fred Trump, who died in his 40s and struggled with alcoholism, as well as their father, Fred Trump, who died when he was 93 and had Alzheimer's disease in his later years. (more...)
Carla Hayden breaks ground as 14th Congress Librarian Carla Hayden breaks ground as 14th Congress Librarian
- September 16, 2016

She took the helm of the Baltimore system in 1993, winning strong praise for her work to ensure that the city's library system offers a broad array of services to assist citizens from all walks of life, from access to books and other learning materials to computer access and job information. (more...)
Steelers will continue to ride with DeAngelo Williams Steelers will continue to ride with DeAngelo Williams
- September 16, 2016

For most of the game, Brown played on the opposite side of Washington's All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman and finished with eight catches for 126 yards, to the dismay of cornerback Bashaud Breeland. There were the two interceptions and also other issues, such as miscommunication with DeSean Jackson on a run-pass option and several poor throws, including a trio early that were too low. (more...)
Kerry, Lavrov agree Syria truce holding, extend it by 48 hours Kerry, Lavrov agree Syria truce holding, extend it by 48 hours
- September 16, 2016

Mr De Mistura dismissed reports by Turkish state media that United Nations trucks today crossed the border towards the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo . The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights praised the ceasefire as the most successful such effort of the civil war, and noted around noon on Tuesday that not a single civilian death had been confirmed since the ceasefire came into effect. (more...)
Off-duty NYPD officer attacked with meat cleaver
- September 16, 2016

Police shot a man who attacked officers with a meat cleaver near Madison Square Garden during the Thursday evening rush hour, according to reports. Thompson was a self-radicalized "lone wolf terrorist", police officials said after the attack. (more...)
Tesla says France fire caused by badly tightened connection
- September 16, 2016

The incident has come to light in a complaint filed by Tesla against Katz on 14 September in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County. Forbes reports that the Quest Integrity Group has partnerships with major oil companies which include ExxonMobil, BP, and Chevron. (more...)
Authorities: Arrest made in arson fire at Florida mosque Authorities: Arrest made in arson fire at Florida mosque
- September 15, 2016

Lucie County Sheriff's Office told reporters. Benson said Schreiber's father showed up at his office Wednesday afternoon after his son was arrested, even though he wasn't a member of his synagogue. Deputies said they searched Schreiber's home and also found a motorcycle matching the one that was seen in surveillance video, speeding away from the fire. (more...)
Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years
- September 15, 2016

The agreement sets the Israeli prime minister up for a successful visit to NY next week for the UN General Assembly, where he is expected to meet with Obama. The acting head of Israel's National Security Council, Yaakov Nagel, was in Washington to sign the agreement on behalf of Israel at the State Department on Wednesday. (more...)
US statement confirms terms of new $38 billion Israel aid package US statement confirms terms of new $38 billion Israel aid package
- September 15, 2016

Sen. Israeli critics of the aid negotiations say Israel could have have gotten a more generous aid package if Netanyahu had engaged in talks past year when Obama was trying to secure Israel's backing for a nuclear deal with Iran. The U.S. has provided more than $40 million to Israel to create anti-tunneling technology to blunt attempts by Hamas to enter Israel underground from the Palestinian territories. (more...)

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