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Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase

Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase The plan would extend the US debt limit and provide funds to keep the government running through December 15, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a joint statement. [Artigo completo...]

Microsoft vows to defend DACA employees in strong-worded response

Writing on his company blog , Smith said that the issue is so important that Congress should write new legislation before turning to other pressing matters: "We believe ... Microsoft's Smith says in the beginning of 2017, business leaders looked around and wondered how they would navigate this new unpredictable environment. [Artigo completo...]

Star Wars Episode 9 director quits

Star Wars Episode 9 director quits A statement posted to the official Lucasfilm website this week said that Lucasfilm and Trevorrow have "come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ". It was unclear why Ms Kennedy lost confidence in Trevorrow, who is best known for directing Jurassic World , which took in US$1.7 billion (S$2.3 billion) worldwide in 2015. [Artigo completo...]

Hurricane Katia forms in southwestern Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Katia forms in southwestern Gulf of Mexico EDT (1710 UTC). By 4 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center noted that the depression had formed. Jose is forecast to possibly become another major hurricane, but at this time it looks like the track of Jose will stay farther north than Irma and curve back out into the Atlantic by the same trough that could push Irma away from the Central Gulf Coast. [Artigo completo...]

White House and Congress agree to raise debt ceiling

White House and Congress agree to raise debt ceiling The recent poll showed the split between the US Democrats, who believe Trump failed to adequately contribute to Hurricane Harvey's relief, and the Republicans, who totally disagree with this issue. "We discussed that also today, and Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I", Trump said. A source familiar with the meeting said McConnell made a decision to throw in a conti... [Artigo completo...]

A trio of westward-bound hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic Ocean

Jose quickly intensified over the past 24 hours into a category 1 hurricane and there's no reason, meteorologically, for the strengthening to stop. With Katia and Jose posing little threat to land as of yet, all eyes remain on Hurricane Irma . [Artigo completo...]

Explosion at East Chicago post office injures 1

Explosion at East Chicago post office injures 1 At least one person was reported injured in a possible explosion at a northwest in post office. However, Serna didn't reveal the extent of the person's injuries. "Right now the FBI, ATF, all the agencies are here, we're investigating", said East Chicago Fire Department Chief Francisco Mendez, according to NBC Chicago . [Artigo completo...]

S Korea scrambles to improve weapons following N Korean test

Cumings reminds us that this "invasion" was hardly an unprovoked attack, noting that few people "understand that the South also mounted hundreds if not thousands of terrorist attacks on the North". While Seoul's military says its missiles are now capable of wiping out North Korean structures on land, it says heavier warheads are needed to target North Korea's underground facilities and bunkers... [Artigo completo...]

N Korea nuke test caused landslides

N Korea nuke test caused landslides They added that they could find no evidence of a surface crater that would have formed if the cavern carved out within the mountain by the blast's violence and high temperatures had suddenly collapsed. The US bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 carried a yield of 15 kilotons. Early Wednesday, Onodera held telephone talks with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and both agreed to step up "visible ... [Artigo completo...]

Republican leaders annoyed' over Ivanka visit during meeting

Republican leaders annoyed' over Ivanka visit during meeting Congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they were prepared to offer to President Donald Trump and Republican leaders support for a three-month increase in the federal government's borrowing limit and an initial package of relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey , in a move that would maintain uncertainty around the debt limit but give Democrats more leverage in upcoming negotiations.... [Artigo completo...]

Aussies in Asia warned about North Korea

Aussies in Asia warned about North Korea Malcolm Turnbull had a 30-minute phone call with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, with North Korea dominating the conversation. "Australians. "That way we can do our job of helping you if there are problems overseas", he told the Nine Network on Thursday. The US is preparing even harsher sanctions to take to the United Nations Security Council next week as it puts pressure on China ... [Artigo completo...]

Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless It is as if Russian Federation is playing good cop now, while China is playing bad cop, said Dr Choi Kang of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Japanese officials, meanwhile, warned that Sunday's test may have been more successful than initially feared and involved a bomb eight times more powerful than that which destroyed Hiroshima. [Artigo completo...]

Another Trump priority lands in the hands of the Congress

Another Trump priority lands in the hands of the Congress Should Congress fail to pass a replacement, more than 30,000 DACA immigrants in NY would lose job-based health insurance while another 10,000 could lose state-supplied Medicaid coverage. Protesters gathered outside the White House were yelling "shame" and protesters outside the Trump Tower in NY were arrested . "Simply put, if we are to further our goal of strengthening the constitutional o... [Artigo completo...]

US Seeks UN Resolution For Oil Embargo, Asset Freeze On North Korea

The Worker's Party of Korea and the government of North Korea would also be subjected to an asset freeze. The U.S. -drafted resolution, circulated to council members Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press, would also prohibit North Korea from exporting textiles and ban all countries from hiring and paying workers from the northeast Asian nation - two key sources of foreign currency. [Artigo completo...]

Sonia Gandhi's security Commando, who went missing, traced

Sonia Gandhi's security Commando, who went missing, traced After being questioned about his disappearance by the police, Rakesh Kumar informed that due to some financial problems he was in extreme tension and did not go home on September 1 after being dropped at Udyog Bhawan Metro station. He had left his mobile phone at home before leaving. The SPG commando was deployed at 10 Janpath, the official residence of the Congress President. [Artigo completo...]

Dennis Rodman Wants to 'Straighten Things Out' Between Donald Trump, North Korea

Describing the relationship with the United States, he added: 'To me I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim I think it will be a great possibility. Rodman said, "Piers, you know as well as I do, Donald can be a little insane sometimes..." He loves to be cocky, he loves to be the man. He added: "I don't love Kim". [Artigo completo...]

Business, government leaders slam Trump's DACA decision

Business, government leaders slam Trump's DACA decision But in terms of maintaining the momentum for another Microsoft priority-tax reform-there's a risk to urging quick Congressional action to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which U.S. The program, which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children , will end in six months. Osbaldo Reyes said: "It's time for us to sta... [Artigo completo...]

Pope says Colombia trip to help peace (2)

Pope says Colombia trip to help peace (2) Alitalia's original plan for the more than 12-hour flight to Colombia was to cross the Atlantic, then fly over USA territorial waters and Puerto Rico, the Antilles and Venezuela before landing in Bogota, Colombia. The trip will take the pope to Bogota and other cities in Colombia. The motto of the pope's visit, "Let's take the first step", purposefully uses the plural because "everyone must fe... [Artigo completo...]

Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets

Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets The highway patrol officer who allegedly shot the man sustained no injuries according to CHP Officer Chris Baldonado. The man did not work in the building and it's unclear if he was a former employee, police said. That officer was on duty at the building at the time of the incident. The building and some surrounding streets were shut down due to the investigation, police said. [Artigo completo...]

Trump Admin Memo Urges DACA Recipients To Prep For Deportation

Trump Admin Memo Urges DACA Recipients To Prep For Deportation In terms of generating goodwill with employees and customers, Microsoft risked little in voicing support for DREAMers , undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and put on a path to citizenship under an Obama-era policy now threatened by the Trump administration. [Artigo completo...]


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