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World News Ga. Tech LGBT student leader shot to death by police
Author: 0 Ga. Tech LGBT student leader shot to death by police

She criticized the department's use of lethal force: "Why didn't they use some nonlethal force, like pepper spray or Tasers?" she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Footage of the moment Schultz was shot has emerged online. For now, we are focusing on mourning the loss and remembering Scout's many contributions to the Georgia Tech community over the past four years.

World News Boris Johnson denies he is preparing to quit the Cabinet over Brexit
Author: 0 Boris Johnson denies he is preparing to quit the Cabinet over Brexit

Mrs May and Mr Johnson are yet to meet since his dramatic intervention, which some viewed as the Foreign Secretary paving the way for a leadership challenge, or to force the Prime Minister's hand ahead of a Brexit speech in Italy. On Monday, the Prime Minister attempted to stamp her authority on the matter, by stating "This Government is driven from the front ". Johnson and May are both in NY today , but no joint meeting is planned.

World News Trump Says Venezuela Is A Disaster Because Socialism Has Been 'Faithfully Implemented'
Author: 0 Trump Says Venezuela Is A Disaster Because Socialism Has Been 'Faithfully Implemented'

Maduro blasted Trump's speech at the United Nations as an "aggression from the new Adolf Hitler of global politics, Mr Donald Trump". 'This situation is completely unacceptable and we can not stand by and watch. At the U.N., Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza also condemned Trump's remarks but he ignored questions at a news conference about the criticism Venezuela faced from other leaders at the U.N.

World News Military drills bracket North Korea
Author: 0 Military drills bracket North Korea

The rogue state conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. Trump opened his Twitter salvo with a jab at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who Trump dubbed "Rocket Man". The US military conducted a " mock bombing exercise over the sky of Korea " on Monday, the source said. In August, the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence encouraged several Latin American nations to isolate Pyongyang during his visit to the region, resulting in the expulsion of its ambassadors to ...

Author: 0 Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

Before activists interrupted her, Pelosi said any deal entered into by the Democrats should include an avenue for immigrants brought to the USA before turning 16 to stay permanently, ideally through a path to citizenship. "We demand accountability. Democrats are not the resistance of Trump". "Let me say this, because you've had your say, and it's handsome to our ears to hear you protecting your self dignity", Pelosi began.

World News Forbes Values Bears At $2.85 Billion
Author: 0 Forbes Values Bears At $2.85 Billion

The Cowboys, for more than a decade the NFL's most valuable team, are now the top franchise on the planet with Forbes placing their worth at $4.8 billion. The only organizations that increased their value less than the Lions did in the past year are the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans, which each went up 2 percent.

World News Tillerson Considering Closing Cuban Embassy Over Mysterious Sonic Attacks
Author: 0 Tillerson Considering Closing Cuban Embassy Over Mysterious Sonic Attacks

Of the 21 medically confirmed U.S. victims - diplomats and their families - some have permanent hearing loss or concussions, while others suffered nausea, headaches and ear-ringing. The official wasn't authorised to discuss the matter publicly and requested anonymity. Reports state that the initial reaction of the Cuban president, Raúl Castro, to the failing health of the USA diplomats has caught American officials off guard.

World News Maria strengthens into hurricane, aims at Irma-damaged area
Author: 0 Maria strengthens into hurricane, aims at Irma-damaged area

Hurricane warnings - meaning conditions may be felt in 36 hours - have been issued for St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Dominica , St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Martinique . "Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 miles per hour (140 km/h) with higher gusts". Steadier rain remains in the forecast Wednesday as Jose passes by offshore.

World News President Trump To Make Debut At UN General Assembly
Author: 0 President Trump To Make Debut At UN General Assembly

The council last week imposed a new raft of measures such as a ban on export textiles and a cap on oil shipments to pile pressure on Pyongyang to come to the table and negotiate an end to its nuclear and missile programs. On September 3, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test that was by far its most powerful to date. On Saturday, US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke by phone and agreed to exert "stronger pressure" on the North .

World News Modi's 'gift to the nation' can submerge 192 villages in MP
Author: 0 Modi's 'gift to the nation' can submerge 192 villages in MP

The dam built on the Narmada river was first conceived in 1946 as part of the Narmada Valley Development Plan. The power generated from the dam will be shared by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat , the report said . Mr Modi said, Sardar Sarovar Dam faced so many obstacles, but they were determined that the project will go on. Further giving the details of the hurdles faced to complete the project Modi said that earlier the World Bank who had agreed to fund the project, later denied ...

World News British Airways plane evacuated in security threat at Paris airport
Author: 0 British Airways plane evacuated in security threat at Paris airport

One passenger said that those on board the plane were told there had been a " direct threat " to the aircraft. "We will continue on to London Heathrow ", he tweeted. Now hold luggage being searched by dogs'. He continued: "I believe the intention is to return to the same plane assuming the search is all clear". 'The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically'.

World News Acid attack in Marseille won't be investigated as act of terror
Author: 0 Acid attack in Marseille won't be investigated as act of terror

The Four American tourists who were attacked with acid at a French train station Sunday have been identified as Boston College students, the university told the Independent college newspaper. There was no immediate information on where the US tourists are from. The suspect remained at the scene in Square Narvik and she allegedly exhibited pictures of herself with burns after the attack.

World News Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah
Author: 0 Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah

Hamas and Fatah then fought a civil war in Gaza in 2007. In 2014, Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a national reconciliation government, but Hamas has continued to rule the Gaza Strip alone until now. In a statement, Hamas said it was "responding to the generous Egyptian efforts, which reflect the Egyptian desire to end the split and achieve reconciliation, and based on our desire to achieve national unity".

World News Has Winter come to Bitcoin with exchange closures in China ?
Author: 0 Has Winter come to Bitcoin with exchange closures in China ?

Its co-founder, Bobby Lee, told Reuters the move would not affect trading on the BTCC worldwide exchange, however. However, some rumors about cryptocurrencies themselves being banned arose. Users must also be informed of these changes by September 30th. Btcchina encourages customers to withdraw their funds as quickly as possible. "Right now, we have a group of people who are looking at fiat cryptocurrencies".

World News Girl, 12, stabbed friend 19 times 'to please' Slenderman
Author: 0 Girl, 12, stabbed friend 19 times 'to please' Slenderman

The ruling means Weier will go to a mental hospital instead of prison. Psychologists testified at a previous court hearing that Weier suffered from persistent depression and a delusional disorder linked to schizotypy, a diminished ability to separate reality from fantasy.

World News Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'
Author: 0 Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

Trump administration officials characterize it as a cost-saving measure, but the move could indicate something more. There are indications though that in some respects the meeting may not quite match that description. has shifted over the past several months. McMaster says Trump, much like previous presidents, will push a message of reform, calling for more transparency and accountability at the United Nations.

World News Caution, vigilance recommended in wake of data breach
Author: 0 Caution, vigilance recommended in wake of data breach

Some people don't realize that other companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon keep data on you as well. If the message saying your information has been compromised comes up, what do you do? The company's credit monitoring and identity theft protection service, dubbed TrustedID, was offered to consumers for free for up to one year , but the terms of service contained confusing language that appeared to prohibit class-action lawsuits against Equifax - though the company later clarified ...

World News Including Children Killed in Fire at Kuala Lumpur School
Author: 0 Including Children Killed in Fire at Kuala Lumpur School

The victims are thought to been trapped in their dormitory as the windows were barred with metal grilles. Starting tallies put the loss of life at 25, yet police later reexamined that around one. It has been reported that the victims were unable to escape either through the grilled windows of the building or through the school's dormitory door which was blocked by two cooking gas cylinders.

World News Trump to sign Charlottesville congressional resolution
Author: 0 Trump to sign Charlottesville congressional resolution

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders commented on the meeting, calling it productive. "I have felt the anger, the frustration, the sadness and the humiliation that comes with feeling like you're being targeted for nothing more than being just yourself", Scott said at the time .

World News Fraud claim sets tone for meeting
Author: 0 Fraud claim sets tone for meeting

Democrats have blasted the commission as a biased panel determined to curtail voting rights , and they ramped up their criticism ahead of and during the group's daylong meeting in New Hampshire . After this data request was made, thousands of Americans across the country proactively canceled their voter registration in fear that their information would be compromised.

World News Lacey woman's family found safe after Irma hits Virgin Islands
Author: 0 Lacey woman's family found safe after Irma hits Virgin Islands

Ragnath's family members were not with him when disaster struck. Branson, who has lived in the British Virgin Islands for the past 11 years, weathered Irma on Necker , his private island. The U.K. government defended its response to Hurricane Irma yesterday, amid claims it has been slow to help British overseas territories devastated by the storm.

World News Weather: Strong winds and stormy weather set to batter London
Author: 0 Weather: Strong winds and stormy weather set to batter London

Image: Tuesday's yellow warning is in place across parts of England and Wales . Severe weather warnings for gales have been issued by the Met Office over the next three days. "Both systems which will affect the United Kingdom are deep low pressure systems that have developed well north in the Atlantic Ocean, independent of the current Caribbean hurricanes".

World News Mexico Pulls Aid Out Of Texas After Earthquake, Hurricane
Author: 0 Mexico Pulls Aid Out Of Texas After Earthquake, Hurricane

The government estimates that some 2.5 million people are in need of aid, and survivors are still waiting for help in some areas. The quake added to the impact of Hurricane Katia . Mexico also suffered the passage of Hurricane Katia , which has left severe damage to the state of Veracruz and at least two dead. Mexico responded to those charges in the same statement it released offering Harvey help, saying that the country won't be paying for the border wall "under any circumstances".

World News Reports of shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon
Author: 0 Reports of shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon

WMUR reports that there has been no official confirmation of shots fired but the hospital has issued an "active shooter alert". Lebanon police responded around 1:30 p.m. As per reports, all workers received an email from the hospital about a "code silver" asking them to get out if possible or take shelter in place. "Code silver" indicates that a violent situation is unfolding.

World News Oil rises as OPEC mulls output-limit extension, refiners recover
Author: 0 Oil rises as OPEC mulls output-limit extension, refiners recover

OPEC and 10 other producers including Russian Federation first agreed late previous year to cut about 2% of global oil production to drain a global oversupply that has kept prices depressed. Mark Zandi , the chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said the US economy could suffer lost revenue from the storms and the estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product could drop a half point to 2.5 percent as a result.

World News Supreme Court Backs Broad Enforcement Of Travel Ban - For Now
Author: 0 Supreme Court Backs Broad Enforcement Of Travel Ban - For Now

And once again , the Justice Department is appealing the ruling to the Supreme Court - this time arguing that the government should not have to exclude from the ban grandparents or other close family members of people within the United States, along with refugees sponsored by American resettlement organizations, while the case is pending before the court.

Author: 0 How to track Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia in real time

Here is a great tool from WNYC to monitor the progress of all three hurricanes (you can switch between storms by selecting the name of the storm on the top left). A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to the northern border of the state. Irma, a Category 4 storm expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday morning, has an ACE of 58.09 so far, according to data from the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University.

World News Suu Kyi watches as 270000 Rohingyas suffer
Author: 0 Suu Kyi watches as 270000 Rohingyas suffer

A spokeswoman for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Vivian Tan, said the revised figure - an increase of almost 130,000 on Thursday's estimates - did not necessarily reflect new arrivals in the past 24 hours, "but that we have identified more people in different areas that we were not aware of before".

World News Hurricane Irma: Storms Could Eventually Make Some Islands Uninhabitable
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma: Storms Could Eventually Make Some Islands Uninhabitable

Significant damage is also being reported in the Dutch section. He says he last spoke with people in the Turks and Caicos the day before Irma hit. She said airlines have said there's no flights available. "Recognizing too that they can't get here". Chamberlain livestreamed her experience waiting out Hurricane Irma on September 6 and 7. While some are saying that this is a sign that a tsunami is going to happen, there is actually another explanation for the lack of ocean.

World News TCU Horned Frogs at Arkansas Razorbacks Start Time, College Football Odds
Author: 0 TCU Horned Frogs at Arkansas Razorbacks Start Time, College Football Odds

Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville. Topping the rushing list for the Frogs was Darius Anderson, who racked up 106 yards rushing with a touchdown. The kicker, of course, was the kicking game; this year it was Arkansas who was missing the easy field goals when the game was very much in dispute (due to a miserable snap and a Reagor end zone drop) which was intensely satisfying for any Frog fan who had to sit through last years heartbreaker.

World News NY Responders Head To Florida, Virgin Islands
Author: 0 NY Responders Head To Florida, Virgin Islands

Reports from United States government agencies indicate Irma continues to strengthen and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 175 Miles Per Hour (MPH) with higher gusts, making it a category 5 hurricane. Chris Christie on Wednesday approved the deployment of New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers to help evacuate Floridians expected to be displaced by Hurricane Irma .

World News South Korea's President Moon and Putin share an understanding on North Korea
Author: 0 South Korea's President Moon and Putin share an understanding on North Korea

But he continued to present the threat of strikes as an option, if not the most desirable one. "And each day new equipment is delivered - new and lovely equipment - the best in the world, the best anywhere in the world", he added. The 29-nation US -led alliance expressed full solidarity with Japan and South Korea, North Korea's neighbors. The official spoke more bluntly, telling reporters "it's not the time to negotiate with North Korea".

Author: 0 South Koreans brace for possible test on North Korea's public holiday

President Trump said Thursday that the North Korean regime has been "behaving badly" and reaffirmed the potential of the USA using military force to deal with North Korea's provocations. China's opposition to THAAD's deployment has sent formally strong relations with South Korea into a tailspin, cutting deeply into the crucial economic relationship between the sides.

World News United States To Unveil Revised Self-Driving Car Guidelines
Author: 0 United States To Unveil Revised Self-Driving Car Guidelines

The group also urged additional funding for NHTSA . A bipartisan group of USA senators has been working on similar legislation and could circulate a draft of the measure this week. "Approximately 20 percent of Floridians are over the age of 65, and self-driving cars hold the power to safely put them back in the driver's seat of their lives by providing them with greater independence and mobility".

World News More explosive components found near Paris
Author: 0 More explosive components found near Paris

The source specified, as cited by Reuters that TATP explosive was found in the Paris suburb of Villejuif. The pair were arrested as they were driving a small van that belongs to one of the flat's tenants, a police source said. Two men were detained Wednesday and the third man on Thursday. "But what we can see is that they..." The unnamed man noticed chemicals on a balcony of the flat as well as a soldering iron and hot plate through the window.

World News Donald Trump Jr. Speaking With Senate Committee Staffers About 2016 Meeting
Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. Speaking With Senate Committee Staffers About 2016 Meeting

He told the Senate committee how he was overwhelmed with his father's marathon campaign, according to the Times . Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal , who sat in on the meeting with committee staff, told CNN that Trump Jr. Veselnitskaya , who has ties to the Kremlin, gave him at the meeting. Manafort met privately with staff on that committee in July. Blumenthal plans to attend.

World News Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

But even after Irma runs its course, the threat of tropical cyclone formation in the Atlantic Basin will continue. Gaston Browne, president of Barbuda, told local reporters the destruction caused by the storm was unprecedented. According to meteorologists, it is common for major storms to hit consecutively but rare for more than one to hit the United States in one hurricane season.

World News Merkel vows block Turkey's European Union membership talks
Author: 0 Merkel vows block Turkey's European Union membership talks

Mrs Merkel probably went further than she intended after Mr Schulz, her Social Democratic Party (SPD) challenger to be the next chancellor, led the way during a live TV election debate on Sunday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said August 25 that Germany was pushing its limits at a foreign ministers' meeting between Turkey , Poland and Romania.

World News Harvey's wrath sends gas prices soaring in Central Florida
Author: 0 Harvey's wrath sends gas prices soaring in Central Florida

Rhode Island drivers are now paying 35 cents more per gallon than they did last week, with the average price for self-serve, regular unleaded gas averaging at $2.69 per gallon, AAA Northeast's latest survey found. In Michigan, prices have gone up 8 cents since last Tuesday - to an average of $2.62 cents a gallon, according to GasBuddy. The Dallas average rose to $2.71 a gallon.

World News May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation
Author: 0 May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation

Offering an olive branch to defuse the revolt, Mrs May said she will "listen very carefully" to MPs' concerns - a big hint she will bring in changes. Ministers appealed for unity ahead of the second reading of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill , with one senior figure warning Tory MPs that derailing the measure could open the door to power for Jeremy Corbyn.

World News Trump agrees to Democrat deal on spending and Harvey aid
Author: 0 Trump agrees to Democrat deal on spending and Harvey aid

The U.S. dollar got a boost on news of agreement on the debt ceiling, which caps how much money the U.S. government can borrow. Failure to raise the ceiling could cause a meltdown in world financial markets. The only thing Trump really wants from Democrats is funding for the wall, and he foolishly thinks that a big debt ceiling/shutdown showdown right before Christmas will increase his leverage to get it.

World News 'Fearless' Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside of her home
Author: 0 'Fearless' Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside of her home

Lankesh", a statement released by the embassy read. Tulsidas Bhoite , Editor of Jai Maharashtra said, "The culprit responsible for murdering Gauri Lankesh will be caught after investigation". They said she was a critical, secular voice at a time when the country was being swept by a wave of right-wing, Hindu nationalism. "The silencing of a journalist in this manner has unsafe portents for Indian democracy", said Shobhana Jain, the president of Indian Women's Press Corps.

World News House passes $7.9B Harvey disaster aid package
Author: 0 House passes $7.9B Harvey disaster aid package

President Donald Trump on Wednesday, though, agreed to raise the debt ceiling in conjunction with Harvey relief, Politico reported . Trump's agreement, which he described to reporters as he flew to an event in Bismark, N.D., came over the objections of his fellow Republicans who ostensibly run Congress , and in effect empowered its Democratic minority to influence the outcome of a range of budget, immigration and tax issues through the end of the year.

World News RI National Guard heads to Texas
Author: 0 RI National Guard heads to Texas

For four straight days, 500 soldiers are being deployed to Texas to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey . "The Pennsylvania National Guard stands ready to support our commonwealth and nation whenever and wherever we are needed".

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