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Iraq says it has retaken northern town from Islamic State

Iraq says it has retaken northern town from Islamic State The U.S. -led coalition issued a statement welcoming Iraq's "swift and decisive victory" in Hawija. Speaking at a press conference in Paris with his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi, Macron said his country was committed to the stability of Iraq. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Strip gunman had fully automatic converter

Las Vegas Strip gunman had fully automatic converter Almost 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns in 273 mass shootings in 2017 so far - one incident for each day. Not likely, considering that all he has said and, rather nonchalantly too is: "We will be talking about gun laws as time goes by". [Full Article...]

FP2: Hamilton tops soggy session at Suzuka

FP2: Hamilton tops soggy session at Suzuka Hamilton switched to the team's new aerodynamic package for Friday's practice and, after finishing second behind Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in a dry first practice, he said his vehicle felt competitive again. "The vehicle feels back to normal, so I'm ready to race", Hamilton said. While the Finnish driver was involved in the blast off the starting grid crash with Max Verstappen and Seba... [Full Article...]

No, Don't Repeal the Second Amendment

A day or so into the process that we must endure to adjust to each successive massacre, the instructional phase of the gun lobby's well-drilled counterattack will begin. I carried Gandhi; numerous NRA attendees carried guns . It still seems so unbelievable that a lone gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on people attending a country music festival o... [Full Article...]

Katie Nolan moves from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN

Katie Nolan moves from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN Katie Nolan joins the four-letter network. The news was reported by Jimmy Traina with Sports Illustrated on Wednesday morning. However, over the past year, there has been a detente of sorts between the two, with plenty of ESPN personalities popping up on PMT, PFT and Big Cat appearing on ESPN Radio shows, and most recently sideline reporter Julie Stewart-Binks announced she was joining Barstoo... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 'likely had accomplice': sheriff

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents met her plane at Los Angeles International Airport before interviewing her, two USA officials briefed on the case told Reuters. News reports said it was for her life insurance. "It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", she said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with Russian companies

Saudi Aramco is discussing several investment opportunities with Russian firms but there are no current plans to take a stake in Novatek's liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Thursday. Both Falih and Nasser are part of an official Saudi visit to Moscow. The joint venture is the latest in a series of deals expected to be signed during a visit to Russian... [Full Article...]

'Traces Of Pesticides' Found In Study Of World Honey Supplies

'Traces Of Pesticides' Found In Study Of World Honey Supplies The chemicals involved are based on the chemical structure of nicotine, and works by targeting the nervous system of pest insects. However, one leading British scientist warned that it was impossible to predict what the long term effects of consuming honey containing tiny amounts of the chemicals might be. [Full Article...]

Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Says He Would Lie in Bed Moaning, Screaming

Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Says He Would Lie in Bed Moaning, Screaming A team of six officers spoke with security at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino , where Paddock was staying, and searched the hotel floor-by-floor Sunday night before they encountered him, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. [Full Article...]

Shooter rented room amid earlier music festival

Shooter rented room amid earlier music festival John Weinreich, an executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa at the time, said he believed that Marilou Danley frequently attended to Paddock, serving him food and pointing out which machines might be ripe for a payout. A search of his vehicle turned up a supply of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that can be formed into explosives and was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a ... [Full Article...]

In shift, South Korea and USA to push forward on trade talks

In shift, South Korea and USA to push forward on trade talks North Korea froze all South Korea assets in retaliation for a Seoul decision to shut down the complex in February 2016, and banned South Koreans from removing vehicles at the park. Reclusive North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. [Full Article...]

At least 22 killed during storm in Central America

At least 22 killed during storm in Central America The track has shifted to the west in recent advisories, with all but a sliver of Florida outside the forecast's "cone of uncertainty" in the NHC's latest update. This follows two months in which the Hurricanes Harvey , Irma and Maria have wrought huge damage in the Gulf, the Caribbean and southeast United States . [Full Article...]

CRH bid for Ash Grove Cement hits stumbling block

CRH bid for Ash Grove Cement hits stumbling block It could be the start of a bidding war with CRH, which last month agreed to buy Ash Grove for a total consideration of $3.5 billion. The eleventh-hour approach from an unnamed buyer values Ash Grove Cement at between $3.7bn to $3.8bn, which could thwart the plans of the Irish building materials group CRH, itself the largest concrete maker in the USA, which made a $3.5bn offer last month. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas gunman booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza, report says

He was such a steady customer that hotels gave him rooms for free, including one on the 32-second floor of the Mandalay Bay casino overlooking a country music festival. She said she had no inkling of his murderous plans. Investigators saye he also had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape, though would not say how. [Full Article...]

KPMG to appear before Parliament on Thursday

KPMG's probe didn't find evidence of illegal behavior or corruption. Sygnia Asset Management and Hulisani Ltd. are among companies that have stopped using the accountancy firm's services. "The conduct of some KPMG partners, and of the firm itself, has been incompatible with the Standard Bank Group's values and ethics". But this doesn't happen in South Africa. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend says she had no prior knowledge of attack

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend says she had no prior knowledge of attack She is an Australian citizen. Investigators found a computer and 23 guns in Paddock's hotel room. The couple stayed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the 32nd floor in suite 135. Israeli propagandists "do everything they can to slander Muslims", said Kevin Barrett, an author and political commentator in Madison, Wisconsin. It is hoped Ms Danley can shed some light on why Paddock carried out the ... [Full Article...]

School evacuated for unusual smell: It was pumpkin spice air freshener

School evacuated for unusual smell: It was pumpkin spice air freshener As crews started opening windows and placing heavy fans inside the school, one of the firefighters discovered the air freshener. "It is not hazardous at all", Clark said. The smell was on the third floor. After arriving, the fire department requested a Hazmat team, which ran several tests for hazardous materials. Students and staff were being evaluated outside. [Full Article...]

Furious Republicans are working hard to make Trump's Russia scandal disappear

Furious Republicans are working hard to make Trump's Russia scandal disappear In as much as the plan contains any details on how it would pay for the tax cuts it envisions, the proposal stipulates that it would preserve two of the most expensive and wealth-favoring tax breaks: the deductions for home mortgage interest and for charitable giving. [Full Article...]

Time for real talk

There are an absolutely insane number of guns in the United States: More than 300 million , more than one per person. Yesterday, on his Facebook page , Michael Moore posted his prescription for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. On Monday, Hillary Clinton talked about the lunacy of allowing easy access to silencers. Guns do not make their owners safer, he wrote , pointing to evidence gath... [Full Article...]

Trump backs Virginia's Gillespie, claims Northam 'fighting for' MS-13

Trump backs Virginia's Gillespie, claims Northam 'fighting for' MS-13 Gov. Ralph Northam debate in McLean, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Trump urged Virginians to vote for Republican Ed Gillespie. The origin of the attack ad is a tie-breaking vote Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, cast in the state senate in January to defeat a GOP bill that would have banned sanctuary cities in Virginia. [Full Article...]


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