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United States race into the lead after first day of Presidents Cup

United States race into the lead after first day of Presidents Cup Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas , who impressed in their first Presidents Cup outing together Thursday (Friday in Manila), will face a tough challenge on Friday against global super-duo Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace . it's just kind of what we do", the 24-year-old Thomas said of the nerves he felt representing the United States for the first time. With every team member inside the wo... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces move in on Kurdish borders amid protests

Iraqi forces move in on Kurdish borders amid protests On Wednesday, results of the referendum revealed that 92 percent of Kurds voted for independence. But though billed as a step towards statehood, the result is non-binding. One such flashpoint could be the hotly contested city of Kirkuk . Kurdistan's farming industry has been hit by the conscription of peasants into the security forces. [Full Article...]

Iraq imposes flight ban on Kurdish region after poll

Iraq imposes flight ban on Kurdish region after poll The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notified global airline companies on Wednesday that worldwide flights to and from Erbil and the region's second-largest city, Sulaimaniya, would be suspended from 1500 GMT. Iraq's Transport Ministry ordered worldwide airlines to halt service to Irbil and the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah beginning Friday evening. The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a t... [Full Article...]

Three Cass County Schools recognized as Blue Ribbon recipients

Three Cass County Schools recognized as Blue Ribbon recipients The district last won a Blue Ribbon award in 2015, when three schools won the national award. Jacoby Creek School is the only school in Humboldt County to receive the honor. The four Nebraska schools were among 342 schools nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. [Full Article...]

Israel 'only occupies two per cent' of West Bank, US ambassador claims

Israel 'only occupies two per cent' of West Bank, US ambassador claims According to the 1994 internationally recognized deal establishing the Palestinian Authority , Israel maintains full military and civilian control of 60% of the West Bank in addition to military control over another 22% of the area and full control of its borders. [Full Article...]

United States issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks

United States issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks In a travel warning , the State Department bluntly said "because our personnel's safety is at risk, and we are unable to identify the source of the attacks , we believe USA citizens may also be at risk and warn them not to travel to Cuba ". [Full Article...]

Toddler shot 2 other kids at MI home day care, police say

Toddler shot 2 other kids at MI home day care, police say The tragic incident unfolded after a child got a hold of a loaded gun at a private residence functioning as daycare center in the MI suburb of Dearborn. "My hope is he grows up and can forget what happened and what he witnessed", his grandmother said. Eubanks has six children of her own. He said he found it unacceptable the loaded weapons were so close to the kids. [Full Article...]

Trump official calls Puerto Rico response "a good news story"

Trump official calls Puerto Rico response President Donald Trump pledged to help Puerto Ricans recover basic necessities and security in Maria's ruinous aftermath as his homeland security chief tried to escape a tempest of her own making, set off when she called Washington's response to the hurricane a "good-news story". [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans embarrassed to have Trump as president

Majority of Americans embarrassed to have Trump as president Breakdowns by race and gender were similarly stark. Responses were divided evenly among men, 49 percent to 49 percent, while 63 percent of women said Trump is unfit for the presidency. (Some hope that Trump is like a high fever that will pass, leaving the patient back to being his old self; I think that's unlikely, but it'd be nice if the fever theory turns out to be correct.) You can change a p... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's not happy with HHS Secretary Tom Price

Trump says he's not happy with HHS Secretary Tom Price Despite this, I regret the concerns this has raised regarding the use of taxpayer dollars. The HHS inspector general's office previously said the agency is reviewing Price's charter flights to see if they violated government travel regulations. [Full Article...]

Google will reportedly spin off shopping service after antitrust fine

Google will reportedly spin off shopping service after antitrust fine European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google had "abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors". Instead, they argue, the ad slots in Google Shopping should be filled by an algorithm picking the most relevant offers-in much the same way as the firm selects its regu... [Full Article...]

Barcelona mayor: European Union can't remain passive on Catalan vote

Barcelona mayor: European Union can't remain passive on Catalan vote Spain's government and the country's constitutional court have declared the vote illegal. The mayor of Barcelona says the European Commission should mediate between the Spanish and Catalan governments to break a political deadlock over the future of the northeastern region. [Full Article...]

Aston Martin launches Project Neptune submarine

Aston Martin launches Project Neptune submarine Overseen by Aston Martin's consulting firm, Project Neptune will be developed in collaboration with Florida-based Triton Submarines . "It is a clear and engaging demonstration of how Aston Martin's expertise in sports vehicle design and craftsmanship can be extended into new aspects of the luxury world". [Full Article...]

U.S. missile hits civilians in Kabul after Taliban airport attack

U.S. missile hits civilians in Kabul after Taliban airport attack Shortly after the attacks, Taliban and ISIS-Khorasan claimed responsibility for the attacks. It's still unclear whether they were Taliban or ISIS, though both groups have issued claims of responsibility. "We aren't flawless guys, but we are good guys", Mattis said, vowing to protect Afghan civilians. What the holy hell are we still doing in Afghanistan? The United States appreciated I... [Full Article...]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Spent More Than $58000 On Non-Commercial Flights

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Spent More Than $58000 On Non-Commercial Flights The customized and expensive booth has drawn criticism from former EPA officials. Manufactured by Acoustical Solutions , the communications booth will be a full-scale enclosure that's normally used to conduct hearing tests, with some unspecified modifications that multiplied the cost. [Full Article...]

Uganda introduces bill to scrap presidential age limit

Uganda introduces bill to scrap presidential age limit The contentious removal of the age-limit sparked a fierce brawl, as tempers flared after there had been allegations that an MP brought a gun into Parliament. When finally put to the vote, the bill is expected to pass easily, as the majority of the almost 500-member chamber belongs to the ruling party. In 2005, a constitutional amendment was made removing two-term limit for the presidency to allo... [Full Article...]

Student fatally stabbed at Bronx school, suspect in custody

Student fatally stabbed at Bronx school, suspect in custody An 18-year-old student was taken into custody after the double stabbing at Urban Assembly School For Wildlife Conservation, according to Det. "We will do all we can to support the school community, which is reeling right now". On Thursday, metal detectors and additional school security officers will be made available for random screenings at the school. Grades six through 12 attend Urban Assembl... [Full Article...]

DHS Denies Puerto Rico Waiver to Expedite Shipping

The almost century-old Jones Act is a law that requires that all goods shipped between ports of the United States be carried by vessels built, owned and operated by Americans. We did receive a congressional letter today. "I'm no Trump fan, but at this point I don't have anything negative to say about what we've seen so far", said Soto-Class, whose think tank plans to lobby Congress so Puerto R... [Full Article...]

Smith seeks answers on Russia's role in anti-fracking ads

Smith seeks answers on Russia's role in anti-fracking ads Trump tweeted . "In light of Facebook's disclosure of over $100,000 in social media advertising associated with Russian accounts focused on the disruption and influence of USA politics through social media, it is likely that Russia undertook a similar effort using social media to influence the US energy market", Smith wrote. [Full Article...]

Alstom and Siemens announce merger

Alstom and Siemens announce merger The deal would dilute French control over Alstom , which shrank dramatically in 2015 when the company sold its electric turbine division to US industrial conglomerate General Electric Co. The business headquarters for Mobility Solutions will be in Berlin, Germany, and the business headquarters for Rolling Stock will also be in France. Deutsche Bank kept a "hold" rating on Alstom shares. [Full Article...]


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