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BLM co-founder: 'Not all of those groups are Black Lives Matter'
- October 07, 2016

We make distinctions to be able to lift up the work that people are doing and to give credit to where it is deserved. Sturdivant added, "I am black, so to have the fear that my father or my brother could be taken from me for no reason.it's something that we can't get away from". (more...)
Amnesty International condemns Thailand for barring Hong Kong activist Amnesty International condemns Thailand for barring Hong Kong activist
- October 07, 2016

A spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok said that they were monitoring developments surrounding Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and that they were urging Thai authorities to clarify his status. "The NCPO was aware that Mr. Wong had been active in resistance movements against other foreign governments, and that if such actions were taken within Thailand, they could eventually affect Thailand's relations with other nations", Sansern said, according to the statement . (more...)
Superheroes honor school shooting victim dressed as Batman Superheroes honor school shooting victim dressed as Batman
- October 07, 2016

A bullet struck Jacob in a main artery in his thigh, and he was airlifted to a Greenville hospital, where he died Saturday. He died October 1, after spending days on life support. The church was filling up an hour before Jacob Hall's funeral Wednesday. Tuesday's visitation was a prelude to Jacob's superhero-themed funeral on Wednesday. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn: We will not 'fan the flames of fear' on immigration
- October 07, 2016

A survey by ComRes before Corbyn's win suggested 65 percent of Britons think the Conservatives under May are more likely to win the next election. Meanwhile, Southport Labour Party executive committee member Pat Atkinson gave a speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool about how changes to teacher training policies proposed by the Conservative government would lead to poorer education standards and threaten the future of training colleges such as Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. (more...)
Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon
- October 07, 2016

Among those injured were eight Japanese tourists travelling in a tour bus that turned on its side in central Taiwan . Television footage showed billboards and scaffolding torn down while trees were uprooted and roofs ripped off. It is moving at 16 kilometers an hour. More than 35,000 soldiers were on standby to help with disaster relief. If model predictions are on track, landfall winds could be close to 125 miles per hour, accompanied by high surf and very heavy rains capable of ... (more...)
Banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin hung from Manhattan Bridge Banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin hung from Manhattan Bridge
- October 07, 2016

Gothamist spotted the banner from Brooklyn and captured several photos of the banner. NewsCopter 7 was over the scene: There have been no arrests. The banner was hung on the north side of the bridge before 2 p.m.; witnesses who tweeted photos wrote that the act was done by two men, PIX11 reported . (more...)
Duterte tells Obama 'you can go to hell,' warns of breakup
- October 06, 2016

The comments were in response to Western criticism of Manila's anti-drug campaign that has killed more than 3 ,000 people in three months. USA officials have downplayed Duterte's remarks, focusing instead on the decades-long alliance which they have sought to bolster in recent years in response to China's moves to enforce its claims over the South China Sea. (more...)
Clinton is now beating Trump in 5 must-win battleground states Clinton is now beating Trump in 5 must-win battleground states
- October 06, 2016

But all that momentum Trump seemed to have came before an overwhelming 62 percent of all voters declared Clinton the runaway debate victor in a CNN/ORC poll. Newspaper readers and those who watch affiliates like CNN were more likely to say Clinton came out on top. Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics said she now has a 2.9 point lead nationally in RCP poll averages, and climbing. (more...)
Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife
- October 06, 2016

Available footage of the incident has also led many to wonder whether he really was carrying a weapon. "I didn't see it from that tape, and if he (Putney) has other tapes that show those officers were in danger", she'd like to be persuaded, Burch said. (more...)
Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir
- October 06, 2016

Tensions escalated between India and Pakistan following recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. According to a release by the Pakistan mission here, Lodhi told the Secretary General that Pakistan has exercised maximum restraint but would respond forcefully to any acts of aggression and provocation. (more...)
Pakistan, India try to defuse tensions amid Kashmir clashes
- October 06, 2016

Pakistan's military on Wednesday accused India of another "unprovoked" attack in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, saying it "befittingly" responded by returning fire, a sign of increasing tension between the two nuclear-armed archrivals. (more...)
Lawyer to file complaint in German probe over Erdogan poem Lawyer to file complaint in German probe over Erdogan poem
- October 06, 2016

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used a major speech to his country's lawmakers to press the European Union to clarify its position on eventual Turkish membership and follow through on a perceived pledge to let Turks travel visa-free by this month in exchange for help stemming the flow of migrants. (more...)
Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists
- October 06, 2016

Boko Haram , which renamed itself as Islamic States West African Province (Iswap), pledged allegiance to the Islamic State ( Isis ) terror group previous year. The military has not commented on the video. It is public knowledge that the military has been making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists and rescue all persons held hostage by them especially the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls. (more...)
Saarc should work to stop cross-border terrorism: SL Saarc should work to stop cross-border terrorism: SL
- October 06, 2016

Amid the tensions growing between India and Pakistan following the surgical strike, Sri Lanka has said that war is not an option and issues should be resolved through talks. According to a Home Ministry spokesperson, Singh said the problem was getting worse and was not confined to just India and Afghanistan. Wickremesinghe also referred to Sri Lanka's relationship with China as an economic, and not military, association. (more...)
Thousands gather to say farewell to Arnold Palmer Thousands gather to say farewell to Arnold Palmer
- October 06, 2016

Palmer died September 25 at age 87. - On Tuesday in Latrobe, Pa ., there was a memorial for the great Arnold Palmer . "We were looking down at the air strip and the fog just suddenly lifted", Ernie Els said after landing in one of several private jets that descended on Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe. (more...)
Russia relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine
- October 06, 2016

Russian Federation has been bombing in Syria for the past year in support of leader Bashar al-Assad and is now backing up a fierce regime assault on the east of Aleppo, that has drawn global condemnation. In Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Russian news agencies the United States was trying to shift blame onto Russia, which in recent days had tried to sustain the agreement. (more...)
Winds Continue to Fan Loma Fire in Northern CA
- October 06, 2016

Full containment was expected by Monday, though wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour forecast for Friday night could complicate the firefight, state fire Capt. No other details about the fire were immediately available this afternoon. Traffic has been blocked in multiple areas including Loma Chiquita Road, Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Pole Line Road, Mount Bache Road at Highland Road, Casa Loma Road at McKean Road, which becomes Uvas Road, Mount Madonna Road at Ormsby Road and ... (more...)
LAPD chief hastens video release to stem tensions LAPD chief hastens video release to stem tensions
- October 06, 2016

According to Fox 5 San Diego, Beck said the officers believed the auto was stolen because "the paper plates didn't match the year of the vehicle", and when the auto didn't stop, officers engaged it in a chase. Beck on Monday said that Carnell Snell Jr., a black man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police during a weekend foot p. "For them to pick and choose what to release, and release only those that they believe help justify a shooting, that's the worst of all worlds", said Peter ... (more...)
Aqib Talib Could Still Face Discipline Over Shooting Aqib Talib Could Still Face Discipline Over Shooting
- October 06, 2016

Talib hasn't revealed many details of the incident to this point, but sources told WFAA that the claim that he was shot by someone while standing in a park in northeast Dallas is unfounded. The cornerback could still face discipline from the National Football League as the organization continues its own investigation. The player has a complicated history of run-ins with the law going back several years. (more...)
Active Mover - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Active Mover - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)
- October 06, 2016

Yum Brands's payout ratio is 55.42%. EPS is calculated by subtracting dividends from profits and dividing it by the total number of shares outstanding. Brands, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 9%. In related news, CEO Roger G. Eaton sold 53,518 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 2nd. (more...)
Charlotte PD Releases Video in Keith Scott Shooting Charlotte PD Releases Video in Keith Scott Shooting
- October 06, 2016

His wife yells, "Keith, get out of the auto". A video captured by the wife of Keith Scott depicts the moments before and after he was fatally shot by police officers in Charlotte this week. Police also released a photo of a handgun they say Scott had on him as well as an ankle holster and a marijuana blunt. At one point, the door to an SUV opens and a black man - apparently Keith Scott - gets out and starts walking backwards. (more...)
UK's Health Secretary Seeks More British Medical Students UK's Health Secretary Seeks More British Medical Students
- October 06, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "We seem to have when up with a UKip government". Under the conservative government's plans, students and skilled workers from countries including Australia, foreign cab-drivers and Europeans convicted of minor crimes will all be targeted, as part of a tough new stance on migrants, aimed at reducing the number of people moving to live and work in the United Kingdom to the "tens of thousands", after Brexit. (more...)
Tool school earns Blue Ribbon honors Tool school earns Blue Ribbon honors
- October 06, 2016

In a statement released by U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., it was announced on Wednesday that Kent Heights was among the 279 public and 50 private schools receiving the honor, including only three Rhode Island schools. The Department will formally recognize the 279 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 7 and 8. Edison was one of six schools in Los Angeles County to receive the honor, joining Hawthorne Math and Science Academy, ... (more...)
Vote to raise New Jersey gas tax by 23 cents rescheduled
- October 06, 2016

New Jersey residents and those traveling in and out of the state are upset about the tax increase. The fund is overburdened with debt and unable to borrow more for new and ongoing projects without an influx of revenue. Paul Sarlo, D-36th of Wood-Ridge. "Every day we wait is another day people are out of work and our economy falters", said Sen. Nevertheless, 56 percent of New Jerseyans and 62 percent of Shore residents were opposed to an increase in the gas tax in a Rutgers ... (more...)
Polish government tries to calm mass outrage at abortion ban proposal Polish government tries to calm mass outrage at abortion ban proposal
- October 06, 2016

Women all over Poland went on strike Monday to protest the government's plans for a total ban on abortions . He insisted that the country wouldn't ban abortion in cases of rape or when a mother's life is in danger. The Guardian notes there's a possibility that Law and Justice will propose a "compromise" law - one banning abortion in the case of fetal disorders but allowing the exceptions for rape or incest - but that activists say that, too, will be met with mass protests . (more...)

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