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Lee descendant leaves church after speaking against white supremacy

Lee descendant leaves church after speaking against white supremacy The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV issued a statement that he's resigning from Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. In the letter, Lee wrote, "I want to stress that there were many in the congregation who supported my right to free speech , yet, were uncomfortable with the attention the church was receiving". [Full Article...]

Brazil slams 2 ex-presidents with corruption charges

Brazil slams 2 ex-presidents with corruption charges Eight other members of the Workers Party were also charged with corruption , cartel formation and money laundering. The news was particularly bad for the uphill battle Lula is waging to win the presidency again. His lawyer said the accusation was baseless and that the law was being misused to persecute the former president. A representative for Rousseff said Janot had no evidence to support... [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee cancels RSS event; no entry for 'saffron' in Bengal?

Mamata Banerjee cancels RSS event; no entry for 'saffron' in Bengal? While BJP President Amit Shah was supposed to inaugurate a party programme in Netaji Indoor Stadium, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat was to do the honours at Mahajati Sadan to mark Sister Nivedita's 150 birth anniversary. Also, the General Secretary of sister Nivedita Mission Trust said, "The authorities called us on September 1 and said the booking was cancelled for maintenance". [Full Article...]

Harvey flooding focuses attention on troubled flood insurance program

Harvey flooding focuses attention on troubled flood insurance program Flood damage is most often not covered in someone's homeowners or renters insurance policy, only through a separate flood insurance policy. "While PCI and our members support meaningful reforms to the program, passing a minimum six-month extension of the program will allow time for numerous claims from Hurricane Harvey to be settled and any ongoing concerns identified and addressed befo... [Full Article...]

Catalonia expected to approve October 1 referendum on split from Spain

Catalonia expected to approve October 1 referendum on split from Spain Meanwhile, leaders of Catalan pro-independence parties CUP and Republican Left (ERC) have urged followers to take to the streets and peacefully protest if anyone attempts to remove ballot boxes on October 1. Catalonia's tax agency may start collecting value added tax, income tax from individuals, as well as from 700 state entities under the Catalan government's jurisdiction and 120 entities, whic... [Full Article...]

JD(U) seeks termination of Sharad's RS membership

JD(U) seeks termination of Sharad's RS membership RCP Singh was accompanied by another JD (U) leader SK Jha. Singh, who had replaced Yadav as the party leader in the Upper House on August 12, pointed out that the decision to join the NDA had been taken by the national executive of the party. [Full Article...]

At least eight injured in Philadelphia vehicle ramming incident

At least eight injured in Philadelphia vehicle ramming incident A lady endeavoring to get around a Labor Day square gathering in South Philadelphia hit eight individuals with her auto, Philadelphia police said. A 21-year-old pregnant woman was among the injured and also taken to a hospital, police said. No arrests have yet been made, though the female driver is expected to face DUI charges. [Full Article...]

Haley Debuts Trump's Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

Haley Debuts Trump's Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal Security Council lifting an array of worldwide financial sanctions last year that had been in place for years, and the release of billions of dollars of Iranian funds that had been frozen by Western banks and governments. The Additional Protocol is a legal document granting the IAEA complementary inspection authority to that provided in underlying safeguards agreements, including the right of ac... [Full Article...]

Trump 'crushed' by former bodyguard's departure

Trump 'crushed' by former bodyguard's departure He plans to return to the private security industry, where his annual salary should greatly exceed the $165,000 he now receives from the government, according to the report. Schiller, in fact, worked for Trump for almost two decades and was by his side throughout the presidential campaign. Trump will also lose his go-to political executioner in Schiller. [Full Article...]

Danish submarine inventor in court over journalist's death

Danish submarine inventor in court over journalist's death Peter Madsen said Kim Wall was killed in an accident aboard the UC3 Nautilus submarine, which he built himself. According to Madsen, he heard the sound of Wall falling to the bottom of the submarine before finding her bleeding and unconscious, and realizing she had died. [Full Article...]

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement Jethmalani used the word crook for Jaitley during the cross-examination before Joint Registrar on 17th May 2017. The court had imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Kejriwal on July 26 for the same reason. Taking note of this submission, the registrar condoned the delay on behalf of the chief minister and said the same is "subject to deposit of Rs 5,000 costs". [Full Article...]

Immediate end to free movement after Brexit

Immediate end to free movement after Brexit A Cabinet Minister has told LBC that Britain will not shut the door to European Union immigrants after Brexit . This could be either "through a salary threshold, an assessment of the skill-level of the occupation and/or through a direct numerical cap on numbers". [Full Article...]

Multiple agencies respond to disturbance at Norton Correctional Facility

Multiple agencies respond to disturbance at Norton Correctional Facility Authorities say the inmates were throwing rocks at one another. The Kansas Association of State Employees described the situation at the state prison in western Kansas as a "riot", but the KDOC only called it a disturbance, KWCH noted. Arif added it erupted around 9:30 p.m. Uniformed officers across the state would receive about a 5 percent raise. Another tweet from KOSE stated that the Depart... [Full Article...]

Back to school reminders

Back to school reminders When a school bus is stopped on a roadway with the red bus safety lights flashing, vehicles must stop, and remain stopped while the red bus safety lights are flashing, before reaching the school bus. · Drivers should keep in mind to slow down in school zones and be particularly alert for students during school hours, especially when dropping off and picking up children from school. [Full Article...]

Irma Strengthens to Category 5 Hurricane - US National Hurricane Center

Irma Strengthens to Category 5 Hurricane - US National Hurricane Center Hurricane Irma is now sustaining maximum winds of 280 kilometers per hour, and is expected to affect the northeastern Leeward Islands as an extremely risky hurricane, accompanied by life-threatening gale, storm surge and rainfall , said the NHC . [Full Article...]

Metro group calls for lawmakers to take action against Trump's DACA decision

Metro group calls for lawmakers to take action against Trump's DACA decision Sources familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to outline the president's thinking ahead of the announcement , stressed that the decision was not final and that Trump could change his mind at the last minute. "Hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly". DACA was created by President Barack Obama in 2012 after intense pressure from immigrant ... [Full Article...]

Ex-Sheriff David Clarke to join pro-Trump super PAC

Ex-Sheriff David Clarke to join pro-Trump super PAC He has also attracted controversy: during his tenure as Milwaukee County Sheriff , the jail Clarke oversaw was accused of mistreating inmates on several occasions. The PAC states the importance of carrying the president's campaign momentum into the future by employing similar strategies that helped him get elected in 2016. [Full Article...]

Rescue of woman wedged retrieving thrown poo breaks window - student

Rescue of woman wedged retrieving thrown poo breaks window - student So when the girl threw the poo out of the window, it didn't quite make it all the way, and instead, got caught between the two windowpanes. Luckily for Smyth, he's smashed his target of £200 and has now raised £1,674. "Unfortunately, owing to a design quirk of my house, the toilet window does not in fact open to the garden, but instead into a narrow gap of about a foot and a half, seperated [ si... [Full Article...]

Man accused in Edmonton murder has travelled to Victoria, police say

Man accused in Edmonton murder has travelled to Victoria, police say In a news release, VicPD said they are searching for Tessman and he is believed to be in the Greater Victoria area. In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the police said to be looking for Gregory Christopher Tessman for the murder not premeditated of Valérie Maurice. [Full Article...]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' over Rohingya crisis Some suffered bullet wounds, according to aid agencies. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize victor, tweeted on Monday that she's waiting for Suu Kyi to condemn the Rohingya's "tragic and shameful treatment". Appreciating India's development partnership with Myanmar in the areas of health, education and research, he said: "In this connection, the Myanmar Institute of Information Tech... [Full Article...]


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