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Europe wary but muted ahead of Catalonia's independence vote

Europe wary but muted ahead of Catalonia's independence vote This is likely to provoke Spanish reactions ahead of the Sunday vote, with police now said to have been ordered to "clear" the voting stations and make sure no votes can be cast. Barcelona's Joan Brassa high school, for instance, advertised a series of activities for Friday and Saturday, including movie screenings, football matches and Zumba dance fitness classes. [Full Article...]

Gillibrand: Trump tax reform plan 'cruel joke'

Gillibrand: Trump tax reform plan 'cruel joke' He added that he would "never miss this". Cohn later dodged a pointed question from Stephanopoulos as to whether he could guarantee President Trump wouldn't see a tax cut under the plan, instead saying the plan is aimed to benefit the country as a whole. [Full Article...]

The Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to Wring Jared Kushner's Neck

The Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to Wring Jared Kushner's Neck The internal White House review comes after the leaders of the House Oversight Committee opened an investigation earlier this week into the use of private email and encrypted communications software at the White House. Politico reported Monday that Kushner used a personal account to send messages to senior White House officials and outside advisers about media coverage, planning events, and oth... [Full Article...]

Macron's ideas can bolster Franco-German axis: Merkel

Macron's ideas can bolster Franco-German axis: Merkel Angela Merkel cautioned on Friday that euro zone reform should not be the top priority for the European Union, putting a brake on a sweeping programme of European renewal presented to an EU summit by French President Emmanuel Macron . Macron also faced a reality check of scepticism from leaders wary of his talk of ambitious "horizons" for the continent. President of eurozone member Lithuania, ... [Full Article...]

Gov. Brown signs suite of housing bills

Gov. Brown signs suite of housing bills Two of the bills would create funding for the construction of below-market-rate housing, while others aim to make all housing development faster and cheaper by smoothing the notoriously lengthy and unpredictable government-approval process that has been blamed for the shortage of needed homes. [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court to Hear Illinois Case on Public Employee Union Dues

US Supreme Court to Hear Illinois Case on Public Employee Union Dues It didn't make the biggest headlines, but the most important thing that happened today was the U.S. Supreme Court's granting of certiorari in Janus v. California Teachers Association , landed in a 4-4 deadlock previous year when the Supreme Court didn't have a full bench following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia . [Full Article...]

Gov. Baker: National Guard unit heading to Puerto Rico

Gov. Baker: National Guard unit heading to Puerto Rico On Thursday, Duke described the relief effort as "under control" and called the federal response to the disaster a "good news story". The truck was packed by donations for an event aptly named, "Fill the Truck". The governor of Puerto Rico has issued an appeal for anyone with a commercial license to help distribute gas, Darmanin says. "We have often had to recreate the system in order to deliver... [Full Article...]

Plea Deal in Slenderman Case

Plea Deal in Slenderman Case Morgan Geyser, 15, will plead guilty as charged to the 2014 stabbing of her friend Payton Leutner in the so-called " Slender Man " case that garnered widespread national attention and was turned into a TV documentary. Geyser ultimately inflicted the wounds, at Weier's urging. According to prosecutors, the girls attacked their classmate due to an infatuation with a fictional Internet characte... [Full Article...]

EC rejects TTV Dhinakaran's request for additional time

EC rejects TTV Dhinakaran's request for additional time Meanwhile, some leaders of the Karnataka unit of the party owing allegiance to Dinkaran also submitted documents before the Commission claiming that they were duped by the rival faction leaders Edappadi Palaniswamy and O.Panneerselvam into signing some documents retracing an ealier statement, according to Pugazhendi, Karnataka party unit chief. [Full Article...]

Trump praises Puerto Rico relief efforts

Trump praises Puerto Rico relief efforts Thousands of shipping containers filled with medicine, food and other relief goods are sitting at San Juan's port, unable to be unloaded and distributed because of damage to the island's infrastructure and a lack of trucking manpower. One more thing about disaster recovery, says Sarah Watson, a former journalist who covered the impact of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey in 2012. "On an island lik... [Full Article...]

Cuomo sending another round of help to Puerto Rico

Cuomo sending another round of help to Puerto Rico FEMA, which is leading the relief effort, has sent 150 containers filled with relief supplies to the port of San Juan since the hurricane struck on September 20, said Omar Negron, director of Puerto Rico's Ports Authority. "We need food", said Maritza Gonzalez, a 49-year-old government worker. During my visit to Puerto Rico with the Governor last week, I was overwhelmed by the destruction and lo... [Full Article...]

Georgia police capture man suspected of killing officer

Georgia police capture man suspected of killing officer The officers worked in Polk County, Georgia and were shot while investigating a case involving a stolen vehicle, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . He has been charged with felony murder. Spangler has outstanding offenses out of Walker County for felony probation violations. She leaves behind a husband, mother, father and a 3-year-old son. [Full Article...]

Azealia Banks Ends Feud With Nicki Minaj

Azealia Banks Ends Feud With Nicki Minaj In her Instagram DMs to the rapper, Banks praised Nicki's artistry and vowed to never speak negatively about her again. Nicki sent a brief and welcomed reply, telling the 26-year-old, "You're very talented & very smart". She continued on with her elaborate apology, reminding Nicki that not only does she deserve a Grammy, but she deserves a "rich Russian billionaire to sweep [her] off [her feet] ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma and Maria Jones Act Waiver Issued for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma and Maria Jones Act Waiver Issued for Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is home to more than 3 million Americans. Rossello retweeted Sanders's announcement with a "Thank you @POTUS" - referring to Trump's official Twitter handle. We welcome more help. One thing Ross says he keeps reminding people, "Puerto Ricans are Americans and this is what we need to do - we need to help other people". [Full Article...]

Denison native joins pleas for help in Puerto Rico

Denison native joins pleas for help in Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló. His missive came as the scope of damage on the island of 3.5 million continued to come into focus - and growing complaints about the need to get supplies to people who need them. "Clearly, the situation here in Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane is not satisfactory". The cell sites, and all operational communication infrastructure in Puerto Rico , are now runnin... [Full Article...]

Mayor of stricken San Juan blasts U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Mayor of stricken San Juan blasts U.S. official over 'good news' comment He said the Trump administration had focused more on making a good impression on members of the media gathered at San Juan's convention center than bringing aid to rural Puerto Rico . The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top USA official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story... [Full Article...]

Saudi man arrested after threatening women drivers

Saudi man arrested after threatening women drivers Perhaps in an effort to head off these kinds of incidents, the Saudi government is also working on its first explicit anti-harassment law ahead of the June 2018 start date for women drivers . In cases where relevant technology has not yet been implemented, 64 percent of retailers in Saudi Arabia say this is due to the perceived cost of the upgrade, while almost half (48 percent) attribute a l... [Full Article...]

Dead, 2 Injured After Pair Of Rockslides At Yosemite's El Capitan

Dead, 2 Injured After Pair Of Rockslides At Yosemite's El Capitan They were hiking at the bottom of El Capitan far from trails used by most Yosemite visitors in preparation for an ascent when the chunk of granite about 12 stories tall broke free and plunged, Gediman said. This version corrects that DeGrazio saw the cloud of rock dust from the top of the Half Dome rock formation, not from the top of El Capitan. One person was hurt. [Full Article...]

Port Authority workers head to Puerto Rico for relief efforts

Port Authority workers head to Puerto Rico for relief efforts My family is okay, but I can't say the same for the rest of the island. The ground was muddy and the chain-link fence protecting the containers listed to the side. They're going into a really tough situation", said Stephen Bigelow, vice chair of the D.C. police union. She said President Trump should let emergency response workers on the island "cut through the red tape", and do more. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Democrats of opposing tax cuts, boasts his tax plans

Trump accuses Democrats of opposing tax cuts, boasts his tax plans People who itemize deductions on their returns and live in high-tax states, for example, may lose a valuable deduction in their state taxes. Under the current system, companies based in the US are taxed on profits they earn anywhere in the world. [Full Article...]


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