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CTU leaders could set strike date today CTU leaders could set strike date today
- September 09, 2016

They've also recommended a strike if no deal is reached by October to replace a contract that expired June 30, 2015. CPS teachers do great work - especially propelling the Chicago students' remarkable academic gains - and we want to give them a fair raise that works within our budget constraints. (more...)
Taliban fighting in capital of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province Taliban fighting in capital of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province
- September 09, 2016

Tarin Kot is the third provincial capital that has come under Taliban attack in recent weeks, after Lashkar Gah and Kunduz, which the insurgents briefly seized past year in a stinging blow to Afghan forces. The uptick in Talibanattacks against Afghansecurity forces has prompted the United States to send additional troops to the southern Helmand province, where its capital, Lashkar Gah, is also under heavy pressure from the insurgents. (more...)
Putin's Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians Putin's Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians
- September 09, 2016

According to NBC News , retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump's most trusted counselors, interrupted the August 17 briefing so many times that New Jersey Gov. She also touted the support of numerous Republican national security experts that have chosen to endorse her candidacy, helping bolster her case that Trump is broadly unacceptable. (more...)
Boris Johnson has faith in blueprint for political transition in Syria
- September 09, 2016

Syria's main opposition group has unveiled its first detailed plan setting out its proposals for a political transition to end the country's five-year war. He added: "There is still a chance that this vision can be made to work". Opposition leaders attended a "Friends of Syria " meeting in London to draw up the plan, which includes three stages. (more...)
Fighting displaces 100000 in central Syria in 8 days
- September 09, 2016

President Barack Obama has said "must go". US diplomats, speaking to VOA News, have expressed frustration with their Russian counterparts whom they have accused of reversing direction on some key points of agreement in recent days. Obama has steadfastly refused to meet Putin for official talks, instead talking with him in "pull-asides" at closed multilateral meetings. He said the two sides had worked through many technical issues but said the USA didn't want to enter into an illegitimate ... (more...)
Today's weather: Cloudy and hot Today's weather: Cloudy and hot
- September 09, 2016

The same pattern repeats on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies, a slight chance for a pop-up shower in our far western counties, highs in the low 90s, and breezy southerly winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. North wind around 6 miles per hour. Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Saturday is expected to have a high near 91 and mostly sunny skies. (more...)
Trump faces national security test with speeches, forum
- September 09, 2016

When Lauer continued to press Trump on his support for Putin, the GOP nominee compared the Russian leader to U.S. President Barack Obama. Here are five important moments from that hour. He argued it was the generals serving under the current Democratic president who were ill-prepared, and said he would change leadership if elected. (more...)
US Defence Secretary slams Russia over 'clear ambition' to ignore world order
- September 09, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blamed Russia and expressed concern about possible Russian interference in the election. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the Democratic primary, leading committee chair Rep. It sows instability rather than cultivating stability. Carter, who heads to Norway on Thursday for high-level talks, said a new USA military posture in Europe focused on deterrence was a reaction to Russia's own provocative maneuvers. (more...)
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian Resigns Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian Resigns
- September 09, 2016

Hovik Abrahamyan told a cabinet meeting on Thursday that the country needs "new approaches and a new beginning", and his departure should lead the way towards a coalition government. Some 30 per cent of the population lives below the official poverty line, according to the Asian Development Bank. The tension increased when armed men overtook a police station for two weeks in the capital, Yerevan, in July. (more...)
Johnson could be key player in the road to 270 Johnson could be key player in the road to 270
- September 09, 2016

She was charged with criminal trespassing and vandalism. As well as damage to sacred sites, protesters are also concerned that the $3.8 billion pipeline could affect the drinking water of the nearby Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation, according to NPR . (more...)
Airbnb apologizes after racism complaints, outlines changes Airbnb apologizes after racism complaints, outlines changes
- September 09, 2016

Under the new hiring policy, the company will mandate candidate pools for senior level positions include women and minorities. By the end of the year, the company is vowing instead to experiment with reducing the visibility of photos on booking pages and promoting in their place other reputation information, such as reviews. (more...)
Lack of trust between United States and Russian Federation hinders Syria talks, Obama says Lack of trust between United States and Russian Federation hinders Syria talks, Obama says
- September 09, 2016

During Putin's meeting with the new British prime minister, Theresa May, having greeted members of their delegations, the two leaders approached their armchairs. The campaign has spurred a humanitarian crisis and caused millions of Syrians to flee for Europe. Kerry said the USA wanted a deal with the best chance for survival. (more...)
Biden, Supreme Court nominee on Hill to pressure GOP Biden, Supreme Court nominee on Hill to pressure GOP
- September 09, 2016

Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee who was the first senator to meet with Garland earlier this year, is hosting Garland at a 10:30 a.m. "The president is elected for four years, not three years", Ginsburg continued, referring to Obama's authority to make appointments to the court in his last year in office. (more...)
France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks
- September 09, 2016

He said talks could resume if wider EU-US trade relations improved. France's trade minister said on Tuesday that Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations should not continue. According to the director of the group Global Justice Now, Nick Dearden, the TTIP "is a very unsafe trade deal which is less about trade and more about big business taking control over our regulations". (more...)
UN Security Council condemns DPRK ballistic missile launches
- September 08, 2016

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the Security Council noted that the missile launches on Monday were conducted in "grave violation" of North Korea's worldwide obligations under various Security Council resolutions. The tests have prompted South Korea to announce plans to deploy a USA anti-missile system to counter such threats. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006. (more...)
'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana 'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana
- September 08, 2016

Marc Dahmer, with the NWS in Indianapolis, said 20 minor injuries were reported in Kokomo. This image made from a video provided by WTHR 13 shows damage to homes after a tornado in Kokomo, Indiana, Aug. As of mid-Thursday afternoon, these Allen County roads were reported closed because of storm damage: *Doehrman Road from Roemeke to Brush College roads *Brush College Road from Ehle to Doty roads The Allen County commissioners asked that gawkers stay out the area while repairs and assessments ... (more...)
Narendra Modi in Laos to attend summits Narendra Modi in Laos to attend summits
- September 08, 2016

The Eleventh East Asia Summit will be held in Vientiane, Laos , on September 6-8, 2016. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN hold the 19th ASEAN-China Summit this week. Beijing has rejected the ruling and continued its activities. At the ASEAN summit retreat early Wednesday, however, Duterte made heads turn as he came in coat and tie-a rarity for the President who likes to dress casually in plaid shirt and denim trousers. (more...)
ITT Tech Closes After 50 Years
- September 08, 2016

Andreotti-Briggs graduated from ITT Tech several years ago. The department banned enrollment two weeks ago after the school's accreditor deemed it was not in compliance. The U.S. Department of Education ordered ITT Tech to pay $152 million to cover student refunds and other liabilities if the schools were to be shut down. (more...)
Auto with several gas cylinders found near Notre Dame Cathedral Auto with several gas cylinders found near Notre Dame Cathedral
- September 08, 2016

The vehicle contained seven gas cylinders, one of which was empty and placed on the front passenger seat. The police official said that it is believed the owner of the auto may have been trying to carry out a "test run" for a terror attack. (more...)
World Health Organization changes Zika guidance: Safe sex for 6 months
- September 08, 2016

Hepatitis C virus, a related virus, can infect the human cornea and is transmitted by corneal transplants, the study said. The discovery explains why a number of Zika patients have developed an eye disease called uveitis, which leads to loss of vision. (more...)
UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Latest Missile Launches UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Latest Missile Launches
- September 08, 2016

In the statement, the Council members also expressed serious concern about North Korea latest missile launches after a series of earlier ones, held intermittently on different occasions between 15 April and 22 August - in flagrant disregard of repeated Council statements. (more...)
35 dead in Damascus after serial blasts in Syria
- September 08, 2016

Another three people died when a auto bomb struck the city of Homs at the entrance to the Bab Tadmur neighborhood. The Islamic State group said it was behind the attacks. Washington backs the uprising against Assad, but is working with his key ally Moscow on how to stem the bloodshed. In June a suicide bomber killed three people in an attack near a church that was believed to have targeted the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. (more...)
Two Turkish soldiers killed, five injured in Islamic State attack in Syria
- September 08, 2016

Six Syrian villages were liberated from Islamic State by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, the Turkish military said Wednesday. On Sunday, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels had expelled IS from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border, effectively sealing the extremists' self-styled caliphate off from the outside world. (more...)
Trump lifts media blacklist on banned news organisations Trump lifts media blacklist on banned news organisations
- September 08, 2016

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the press covering that, of course, and I would even go so far as to say that it's nearly as newsworthy as Trump's blacklist. "Our reporters are looking forward to doing their job covering the Trump campaign - as they've been doing all year". Trump has been a consistent critic of the media during his campaign; at one rally this summer, he pointed to the press pen and told supporters that the media was "the lowest form of humanity". (more...)
SC to hear Delhi government's plea on Sep 9 SC to hear Delhi government's plea on Sep 9
- September 08, 2016

A day before he had embarked on a 10-day visit to the United States on last Friday evening, Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb directed the Delhi Government's General Administration Department (GAD) to furnish details about the number of foreign visits undertaken by AAP Government's Ministers, their personal staff and other officials during the last 18 months. (more...)

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