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Eight-year-old Samir from Somalia looks out of the window of the Astral rescue ship from the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, while others rest as they head towards the Italian island of Lampedusa in a storm of 35 knots after they were rescued at sea on September 25, 2016. Libya with its 1,770 kilometers of coastline has become a hub of illegal immigration towards Europe in the absence of proper border controls in a country plunged into chaos.

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter reassures ASEAN ministers over future US commitments

Ko Olina, Oct 1 : Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter met with Southeast Asian defense ministers to discuss regional security issues and reassure them America's "rebalance" to Asia will continue under the next US administration. The rebalance - or "pivot," as it is sometimes called - has been a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, with a shifting of focus away from the Middle East and toward the Asia-Pacific region.

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents CELEBRATION

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks , running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.

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Easy rider: Former Borough President Marty Markowitz, an opponent of the lane, mocked bike activists by riding into his 2011 State of the Borough address on a tricycle. The years-long fight over the world's most controversial bike lane is finally over, after the cadre of politically connected Park Slopers that has been trying to kill the two-way protected pedaling path along Prospect Park West dropped its lawsuit against the lane on Sept.

Trump and Clinton are both touting policies that would drive the federal budget off a cliff


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A new analysis of the major party candidates' tax and spending plans by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget shows that Republican Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both advocating policies that would drive the federal budget off a cliff. The difference is that Trump would get the country there in a hurry -- think about a limousine with the accelerator pressed to the floor.

Fox News poll confirms: Hillary Clinton won the debate in a…

A Fox News poll released Friday confirmed what other scientific surveys have found in the aftermath of the first presidential debate: Hillary Clinton prevailed over Donald Trump in the affair, and she has seen a slight overall national bump because of it. The poll, which was conducted entirely after the debate, found that 61% of voters who watched the debate viewed Clinton as the winner.

Zogby: Trump’s Twitter Rant Wasn’t Necessary

Donald Trump's early-morning Twitter rant Friday about a former Miss Universe winner was essentially pointless and has nothing to do with the presidential election, pollster John Zogby told Newsmax TV. During an interview on "Newsmax Prime," Zogby told host J.D. Hayworth Trump's decision to go off on Alicia Machado wasn't the smartest one.

Trump Defends 3 A.M. Tweetstorm: ‘I Will Be There, Awake’

Donald Trump hit back later Friday at attacks by Hillary Clinton over his early morning Twitter rant on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, referencing a line in an infamous campaign ad against Barack Obama in 2008. For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o'clock in the morning, at least you know I will be there, awake, to answer the call! Trump was widely slammed after he raged against Clinton, ultimately accusing her of helping Machado become a United States citizen so she could bring his past with her up in Monday night's debate.

New Jersey train crash renews criticism of Christie over transit funding

A deadly New Jersey Transit train crash this week has renewed questions about Republican Governor Chris Christie's hard-nosed approach to a public transit funding crisis, even as he announced a compromise on Friday to pay for long-delayed construction projects. The timing of Friday's announcement seemed telling, despite the fact there is no reason yet to suspect a link between the crash and a lack of funding, said Brigid Callahan Harrison, a political science professor at Montclair State University.

Hillary Clintona s young people problem

Walk through campus at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and ask students whom they plan to vote for, and Hillary Clinton's struggle to win millennial voters is immediately clear. Take three students who were standing together outside a student center.

Debate commission: There were issues with Donald Trump’s audio on Monday

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday said in a statement that Donald Trump's audio had issues at the first debate four days earlier and that it affected the sound in the room. "Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the bipartisan commission said in its very brief statement Friday afternoon.

Review: Documentary “13th” on scourge of mass incarceration

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay's new documentary traces societal attitudes and laws from era of Jim Crow to today's "prison industrial complex." "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

U.S. v. Broadcast Music Inc. – USDC, S.D.N.Y., September 16, 2016

District court overrules DOJ's interpretation of 75-year-old music industry consent decree, finding it neither bars issuance of fractional licenses for music nor requires BMI to issue full licenses. Broadcast Music Inc. asked the Department of Justice to review a consent decree entered in 1941 that allowed the organization to issue licenses only for works to which it holds all the rights.

Wells Fargo made me work overtime — without extra pay

Wells Fargo's notorious pressure-cooker culture led the bank to force some hourly employees to work late without overtime pay, former workers say. The mandatory overtime took place during "call nights," where workers would call customers to sell them additional products like credit cards in an effort to meet the unrealistic sales goals.

Phoenix tells Trump campaign to stop using city police in ad

The city of Phoenix is demanding that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign stop using the image of Phoenix police officers in a campaign advertisement. In a cease-and-desist letter sent Thursday, the city says the campaign violated federal and state law by using copyrighted material, including images of officers in uniform and at work, without permission.

The death of idealism

This presidential election is a contest between the oldest of the baby boomers. Yet Donald Trump, 70, and Hillary Clinton, 68, represent two very different decades in the formation of that generation.

Herea s the real story of how a Miss Universe became part of the presidential race

Millions of Americans heard the name Alicia Machado for the first time this week in the final minutes of the most watched presidential debate in history. But there were actually a year's worth of twists and turns, largely behind the scenes, that led Hillary Clinton to utter the name of the Latina beauty queen, turning Machado into a major figure in the final weeks of the presidential race.

North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American center

Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before the train barreled through a station too fast, smashing through a concrete-and-steel bumper. Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station hoped to question the engineer and lift clues Friday from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices... Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term for defying federal gay marriage rulings.

Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activity

Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before the train barreled through a station too fast, smashing through a concrete-and-steel bumper. Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station hoped to question the engineer and lift clues Friday from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices... Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term for defying federal gay marriage rulings.

Court: US does not have to disclose Army school trainees

A federal appeals court says the defense department does not have to disclose the names of foreign students who attend a U.S. Army school whose predecessor trained South American military officials who were linked to massacres and other crimes. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that disclosing the names of students at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation would be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy that could expose them to violence.

Christie claims Dems want to delay school reform plans until after he leaves office

CLINTON TOWNSHIP - Taking a shot at likely 2017 governor candidate Steve Sweeney , Gov. Chris Christie on Friday claimed again that Democrats want to delay reexamining how the state apportions education funding until afterhe leaves office. Speaking at a firehouse to promote his "Fairness Formula" education funding plan, the governor said that Democrats' called-for commission on state aid would only issue it's report after the expiration of his term in office in January 2018.

Alabama chief justice ousted over gay marriage defiance

The chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court was effectively ousted on Friday by a judicial panel that found he unethically resisted U.S. court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore, 69, violated judicial ethics by ordering probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled.

Report: Some legislators bought marijuana from ex-colleague

New Hampshire's attorney general says a Republican former lawmaker charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter also smoked marijuana in the Statehouse and sold the drug to several other legislators. But the attorney general says there's insufficient evidence to charge them with drug crimes.

ICANN is already under foreign government influence: the proof is in the pudding

After I published my last online article here on The Hill , titled ' Would the Internet Transition Impact the 2016 Election? , the issue has sparked many debates on this important subject that worries all of us - if an "independent ICANN" would be subject to future government capture. Penny Pritzker ICANN is already under foreign government influence: the proof is in the pudding Obama administration officials ramp up push for Pacific pact Overnight Cybersecurity: FBI probes possible hack of Dems' phones 's voiced her pro transition opinion in defense of an organization under her watch, the NTIA, which has pushed the transition without any 'legal' mandate, as noted by its own head Lawrence Strickling, during his testimony in 2015.

Trump aide resigns over discomfort with campaign’s direction

A top aide to Donald Trump reportedly resigned from her post on Monday after claiming she was no longer comfortable with the direction of his presidential bid. "It is clear the campaign is now going in a direction that I am no longer comfortable with and I have decided to move on," Healy Baumgardner, a longtime political operative who worked on the communications side of the GOP nominee's campaign, told Bloomberg Politics on Friday.

Media rushes to discount claims of Google bias

Mainstream media outlets this week moved to discount Donald Trump's allegation that Google manipulated search results to favor Hillary Clinton, and called it a "conspiracy" contrived by the Russian media, ignoring similar reports that appeared in American media and discounting the fact that the researcher behind the claim supports Clinton. The media effort began on Wednesday evening, when Donald Trump cited an opinion survey from Google that showed him leading the presidential race, and alleged that the result was remarkable because Google had manipulated search results to favor Clinton.

United States Representative Buddy Carter Recognizes Importance of American Pharmacists Month

The observance of October as American Pharmacists Month recognizes the impact that pharmacists have on improving medication use and advancing patient care throughout all practice settings within the pharmacy profession. In honor of the month, United States Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, BSPharm took to the floor of the House of Representatives recently to promote awareness of the enhanced roles pharmacists have in today's health care system.

Trump says his infamous presidential announcement speech was ad-libbed

Donald Trump admitted in a video deposition released on Friday that he did not consult with anyone ahead of delivering his controversial presidential announcement speech on June 16, 2015. "With respect to the speech that you made, and specifically the focus on Mexicans and immigrants, did you write the statement in advance?" Trump was asked by attorneys earlier this summer.

Deutsche Bank shares plunge before rumours of reduced settlement prompt rally

Deutsche Bank shares staged a dramatic recovery on Friday afternoon after reports emerged that it could only have to stump up 5.4 billion US dollars , rather than 14 billion US dollars , as part of a US Department of Justice settlement. The German lender's shares had slipped to 9.98 euro at one point, their lowest level since the 1980s, but recovered and were trading 7.5% up at 11.70 euro in afternoon trading.

Even politicians love Patti LaBellea s famous pies

Patti LaBelle is running late. But no one here seems to mind. The crowd of staffers, members, Walmart execs and the lucky legislative aide who happened to get "the email," are too busy rubbernecking the passed trays carrying slices of sweet potato pie to notice that the woman of the hour is missing.

Kendall Jenner says getting into fall’s thigh high stilettos requires ‘teamwork’

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Come Watch the West Wing Debate Episode With Us


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This week's presidential debate! It was a something, right? Since presidential debate season is upon us , this time around we're taking a slight detour from films: For our next Political Theater segment, we'll watch a " Game On ," the debate episode of The West Wing . "Game On" finds President Bartlet running against the George W. Bush-esque Governor Ritchie, and the episode contains, for my money, everything I love to hate-and hate to love-about The West Wing : blithe partisanship, broad-brush treatments of complicated public policies, optimistic institution porn, characters delightfully pranking each other.

Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance of federal court rulings on gay marriage violated judicial ethics, a disciplinary court ruled on Friday before suspending him for the rest of his term. The punishment effectively removes Moore from office without the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary officially ousting him.

Deepest Denial Of All

Trump now leads in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and North Carolina - all states Barack Obama won his first term - according to Real Clear Politics averages. The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society.

State officials approve $100,000 settlement in death of 4-year-old boy

A bipartisan council of top legislative leaders and Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday approved a $100,000 settlement inspired by a federal lawsuit against a state agency alleging culpability in child-custody decisions leading to the beating death of a 4-year-old boy. The State Finance Council voted unanimously to authorize payment to the mother of Mekhi Boone, who was killed by his father in 2013.

Chicago Tribune backs Libertarian Gary Johnson

The Chicago Tribune, a Windy City newspaper that historically backs Republican candidates, endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson on Friday, calling him "practical," "agile" and "experienced." "Libertarians Gary Johnson of New Mexico and running mate William Weld of Massachusetts are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments," the paper said.

Gilkey honored at White House on Friday

Wichitan Lynn Gilkey, who turned her life around to mentor girls and young women in Wichita for many years, was honored for her work Friday at the White House, along with nine others recognized as White House "champions of change." "It's a pretty darn exciting morning," Gilkey said, in a phone call made while she stood in line to board a bus to go to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. A White House prepared statement said the 10 women honored today are notable for their work for extracurricular enrichment, after-school, and summer programming for marginalized girls, including girls of color.

Bridgegate defense attorney launches attack on Wildstein’s ‘deceit’

Defense attorney Michael Critchley, who represents former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, right, took the lead Friday as he began his cross examination of David Wildstein, the government's star witness in the Bridgegate trial. (Julio Cortez NEWARK - Defense attorney Michael Critchley launched a furious attack on Bridgegate prosecution witness David Wildstein Friday, repeatedly calling him a liar, a thief and an abusive individual who would do whatever it took to further his own interests.

Stephen Colbert Takes Aim At ‘Aging Clown Without Makeup’ Gary Johnson

" The Late Show " host turned the spotlight firmly on the Libertarian presidential candidate, who he said may attract votes from those disenchanted with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the GOP's Donald Trump . "Libertarians have long been waiting for a smart respectable candidate to represent their values," Colbert said, before mockingly adding, "and the wait continues."

World leaders gather for final farewell to former Israeli leader Shimon Peres

On a cloudless blue morning, an honor guard brought the flag-draped casket of Shimon Peres to the Mount Herzl national cemetery on Friday as 100 world leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries assembled to bid a final farewell to the former Israeli leader and Nobel laureate. President Barack Obama, who was the last to speak, said that the contribution made by Peres to Israel was "so fundamental, so pervasive, it can sometimes be overlooked."

Louisiana tries to revive Planned Parenthood funding cut

Attorneys for the state of Louisiana are trying to revive the state's Medicaid funding cut for Planned Parenthood clinics. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking the cut, which would have kept needy Louisiana women from getting non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood facilities.

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 10. That doesn't stop Nobel watchers from speculating, sometimes based on their own preferences or the small number of nominations that were made public by those who submitted them. This year they include Pope Francis, the Afghan women's cycling team, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White Helmets rescue group in Syria and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman who escaped sexual slavery and has become a spokeswoman for those abused by Islamic State militants.

NATO boss in autobiography: Obama backed my candidacy

NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by U.S. President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen. In an autobiography published Friday, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg wrote that Obama sent him an acknowledgement letter in late 2013 after Stoltenberg had resigned because his Labor Party lost parliamentary elections.

Troy Michigan’s safest city, based on FBI data


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The Detroit suburb of Troy is the safest city in Michigan among those with a population in excess of 50,000, based on 2015 Federal Bureau of Investigation crime data.

Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders gather in Israel

Dozens of world leaders are gathering in Israel to pay tributes to Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, who died on Wednesday aged 93. A funeral procession is en route to the national cemetery in Jerusalem, where Mr Peres will be laid to rest. A security crackdown ahead of the ceremony has led to the "preventative arrests" of several people.

Dave Weinbaum

As of a few weeks ago, the coronation of "It's finally my turn" Hillary seemed assured. Celebrating the certain victory were the far left, a delusional Hollywood, traitorous RINOS, the MSM, included a two-on-one debate by a farce of a moderator; NBC's Lester Holt.

Wesley Pruden:

Throwing a stone at Saudi Arabia, where stoning women is the national sport, is great fun, and nobody deserves an occasional stoning like the Saudis, just to let the king and his legion of princes know how it feels. They're feeling the pain inflicted by Congress with the passage of legislation enabling the families of 9/11 to sue the Saudi government in American courts for damages, and they'll soon be at the mercy of American trial lawyers.

Peres won his wars but understood need for peace: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama touches the casket of former Israeli President Shimon Peres after speaking during his funeral at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."

Obama celebrates 2016 Olympic athletes at White House

Hundreds of Olympic athletes clad in red Nike track jackets squeezed into the East Room of the White House as rainy weather forced the reception indoors. "I was going to do a floor routine on the way out with Simone, but we decided it was a little too crowded," Obama quipped at the start of his remarks, referring to gold medal- winning gymnast Simone Biles.

Charles Krauthammer

And now, less than six weeks from the election, what is the main event of the day? A fight between the GOP presidential nominee and a former Miss Universe, whom he had 20 years ago called Miss Piggy and other choice pejoratives. Just a few weeks earlier, we were seized by a transient hysteria over a minor Hillary Clinton lung infection hyped to near-mortal status.

Jonah Goldberg:

For eight years the press has treated Obama like the protagonist in some stage play, personalizing his policy struggles as a heroic effort of one noble man fighting an army of partisans, racists and plutocrats. Even the word "dis" -- with its hip, slightly edgy connotation -- taps into the Cult of Obama, which sees any setback for the president as a personal, often illegitimate affront to his dignity.

Mona Charen

Donald Trump, always the hero of his own tales, closed out the first presidential debate with a tribute to his own courtesy and high-mindedness: "I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family," he said. "And I said to myself, I can't do it.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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low road

The best kind of temperament is the kind that gnaws, gnaws, gnaws at your guts until you have to get up at 3AM and start writing attack-tweets against a woman you first humiliated when she was an 18-year-old girl. First, there's a literal she's-no-angel post, of the kind Republicans inevitably seem to create as justification for anything up to and including shooting someone.

Wells Fargo Employees Claim They Were Fired for Reporting Sales Tactics

At least five Wells Fargo employees have sued the bank or filed complaints with regulators alleging that they were fired after reporting the opening of customer accounts without their permission, according to a Reuters review of lawsuits and complaints to the U.S. Labor Department. The suits and complaints, filed between 2010 and 2014, raise questions about how early Wells Fargo knew about such allegations and how it handled them.

Wells Fargo Employees Claim They Were Fired for Reporting Sales Tactics

At least five Wells Fargo employees have sued the bank or filed complaints with regulators alleging that they were fired after reporting the opening of customer accounts without their permission, according to a Reuters review of lawsuits and complaints to the U.S. Labor Department. The suits and complaints, filed between 2010 and 2014, raise questions about how early Wells Fargo knew about such allegations and how it handled them.

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres. U.S. President Barack Obama , Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, French President Francois Hollande, German President Joachim Gauck and scores of other world leaders are attending the funeral.

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres. U.S. President Barack Obama , Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, French President Francois Hollande, German President Joachim Gauck and scores of other world leaders are attending the funeral.

Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis but will it matter?


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Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury.

Catholic Organization Warns Members About Tim Kaine’s Radical Roots

Hillary Clinton's running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine believes the Catholic Church will one day accept same sex marriage and women should have unlimited access to abortion, but some Catholic leaders are telling him his views have no place in the church. Brian Burch of Catholic Vote sent a memo out to its 500,000 person organization and about 1,000 Catholic leaders nationwide describing Kaine's embrace of liberation theology during his 1980 trip to Honduras on a supposedly "faith-inspired mission to assist Jesuit missionaries serving peasant farmers."

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Former US President Bill Clinton accompanied by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of the Knesset, pays his final respects at the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset plaza in Jerusalem, yesterday. Former US President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners yesterday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.

Obama arrives in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also planned to attend the burial, which will be held in the "Great Leaders of the Nation" section of Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery.

Rose: The Trumponzi scheme

Most people are familiar with the "Ponzi Scheme," a fraudulent investment scam that pays returns to older investors with money from newer investors, rather than from legitimate profits.

After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers

Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 others. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be looking to determine how fast the commuter train was going when it crashed at the busy Hoboken station Thursday morning.

The Latest: Israel begins Peres funeral procession

In this March 21, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres raise their glasses in a toast after Obama received the Israeli Medal of Distinction from Peres during a State Dinner at President's residence in Jerusalem, Israel. Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it.

California Governor Approves Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017.

Trump Goes After Both Clintons In Bedford

Anti-Clinton messaging is a staple at GOP events, but yesterday it evident long before Donald Trump or any of the other speakers took the stage. One only had to wander the parking lot where vendors had set up tables groaning with anti-Clinton merchandise.

Howard Stern says Trump backed Iraq War in 2002

Howard Stern confirmed Wednesday that Donald Trump expressed support for the Iraq War on his radio show in 2002 - a claim Trump has denied despite a show recording of him offering at least measured backing. The shock jock - whose interview was referenced during Monday night's presidential debate - told his listeners that Trump was "kinda for the Iraq War" and "us going into Iraq."

USA Today urges voters to oppose Trump

The USA Today editorial board for the first time is taking sides in a presidential race - but it's not asking voters to back a specific candidate, but rather oppose Donald Trump. The USA Today editorial board wrote Thursday it was moved to oppose Trump - the first such move in its 34-year history - because of what it calls the unique danger he presents.

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Was a Unsettleda by Mark Cuban at Debate

Campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, the Democratic presidential nominee said her opponent Donald Trump was "unsettled" by the attendance of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during the first presidential debate Monday. "You know, at the debate the other night one of my well-known supporters, Mark Cuban, was there in the front row," she told a crowd at an outdoor early voting event.

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

The Education Department is pursuing debt collection - rather than debt relief - for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration's actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of a staff investigation in a letter Thursday to Education Secretary John B. King Jr. "It is unconscionable that instead of helping these borrowers, vast numbers of Corinthian victims are currently being hounded by the department's debt collectors," she said.

New Jersey train station crash kills 1 dead; over 100 hurt

A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy. People pulled chunks of concrete off pinned and bleeding victims, passengers kicked out windows and crawled to safety and cries and screams could be heard in the wreckage as emergency workers rushed to reach the injured in the tangle of twisted metal and dangling wires just across the Hudson River from New York City.

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Donald Trump is denying a Newsweek report that he explored business opportunities in Cuba in the late 1990s, apparently in violation of the U.S. embargo. Newsweek reported Thursday that the work was done by a consulting firm called Seven Arrows on behalf of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. The magazine says Trump reimbursed the consulting firm for $68,000 of business expenses for its Cuba work - even though neither Trump nor the firm had sought a federal government waiver that would have allowed them to pursue such activities.

White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill.

Breitbart columnist attacks Washington Post writer

A columnist for Breitbart News attacked Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, calling her a "Polish, Jewish, American elitist" and accusing her of having "global media contacts" in a discursive article that tried to link her to partisan Polish politics. The gratuitous nod to Applebaum's Jewishness came in a 1,400-word article published Tuesday titled "WaPo's Anne Applebaum Embarks On Kremlin-Style Disinformation Offensive vs. the Anti-Globalist Right."

9/11 bill: Buyer’s remorse in Congress


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Top congressional leaders from each party expressed buyer's remorse Thursday about a controversial new law that was enacted over President Barack Obama's objections that allows 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia. Just one day after these lawmakers led the first override of a veto during Obama's presidency they publicly called for making changes to the law.

Opinion: I’m black and I’m afraid of black men


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Black Lives Matter started with a hashtag. Now it is a rallying cry, a cause and a movement in the wake of the deaths of black men at the hands of police.

Opinion: 10 ways Trump could win next debate


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26. Clinton, 68, is the first woman to lead a presidential ticket for one of the major political parties. She has been a U.S. senator and secretary of state.

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year. A must-pass spending bill, agreed to after an unnecessarily protracted struggle and repeated rounds of partisan finger-pointing, extends government funding until Dec. 9 and addresses the Zika crisis with $1.1 billion months after President Barack Obama initially requested federal aid.

The Latest: NC killing by police heats race in battleground

The killing of a black man by a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer and the aftermath together have intensified the political divide in a state critical to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency. Republicans and Democrats alike say the killing of Keith Lamont Scott will energize both parties' strongest supporters in a presidential battleground state that also has competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

Wells Fargo is still getting off too easy

Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf offered more apologies and excuses Thursday during his appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. REUTERS/Gary Cameron For the second time this month, Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf was greeted with a barrage of hostile questions from members of Congress, when he testified Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee about the bank's phony-account affair.

Obama Has Learned Nothing

A town hall event on veterans' issues on CNN Wednesday night with President Barack Obama proved an emotional evening. The president performed admirably when peppered with tough questions from vets and the survivors of the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The vice presidential debate Tuesday could carry with it the same impact that Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine have each brought to their respective tickets: inconsequential. Political experts have said for years that voters make their choice based solely on presidential candidates and not the No.

Bristol, New Britain Plan Campaign Forums

With just weeks left before Election Day, voters in New Britain and Bristol will get to hear their candidates discuss issues at forums in mid-October. The eight contenders for legislative seats in Bristol are scheduled for a candidate forum there, and the 11 candidates in New Britain are being invited to a session in that city.

U.S. Briefs

More than 70 U.S. intellectuals have called for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The boycott call came in an open letter in the Oct. 13 New York Review of Books.

Susan Davis

There were some noteworthy developments this past week regarding efforts to prevent women from being victimized - sexually on campus and on the job, and economically in the marketplace. In Congress, Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, and others seized on widely read letter from the victim of a sexual assault at Sanford University that went viral last month.

intra-party race

The California Assn. of Realtors has put more than $207,000 toward getting Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown reelected in a tough intra-party fight in the Inland Empire.

No GOP leaders attending Shimon Peres funeral

Republican congressional leaders will not be joining President Obama's bipartisan delegation to attend Friday's state funeral for former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer joined the U.S. presidential delegation, which departed Thursday afternoon for Jerusalem.

1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy. People pulled chunks of concrete off pinned and bleeding victims, passengers kicked out windows and crawled to safety, and cries and screams could be heard in the wreckage at the station just across the Hudson River from New York City as emergency workers rushed to reach commuters in the tangle of twisted metal and dangling wires.

Track of the Day: ‘Killing an Arab’ by The Cure


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I only noticed this particular Track of the Day theme today, and I immediately went back through the previous entries to make sure you hadn't run this one already. The Cure's reference to Camus's The Stranger is made pretty explicit in the refrain , but back in high school-when I both heard the song and read the book for the first time within a month of each other-I thought the song was a pretty good distillation of the novel's central themes.

The Candidate and the Sequel That Never Was


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Jeff, the J.S. reader who wrote in before with great thoughts about The Candidate , followed up with a fascinating tidbit I hadn't been aware of: The movie almost-almost-got a sequel. "In case you hadn't heard," Jeff writes, "there was talk a few years ago of a sequel, in which an older Robert Redford would play Bill McKay as the president he went on to become later in his career.

Global warming will hit ‘critical’ levels in just 35 years warn scientists

A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years. Six scientists who were leaders in past international climate conferences joined with the Universal Ecological Fund in Argentina to release a brief report Thursday, saying that if even more cuts in heat-trapping gases aren't agreed upon soon, the world will warm by another 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit by around 2050.

Zelizer: How smart is Trump on taxes?


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26. Clinton, 68, is the first woman to lead a presidential ticket for one of the major political parties. She has been a U.S. senator and secretary of state.

Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton's 10-city tour of Iowa brought the Democratic presidential nominee back to a state where she eked out a win in the caucuses over Bernie Sanders.

Grace Notes: Louisiana flood aid a rare reason for hope out of Washington

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, accompanied by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., after making a statement about the flooding following a tour of Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority.

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Is it safe to refreeze thawed foods?


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The notion that you cannot refreeze thawed foods "is a myth," said Tina Hanes , a registered dietitian with the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service . Any raw or cooked food that has been thawed can be refrozen as long as it was thawed properly - in the refrigerator, not on the counter - and hasn't spoiled.

Israel mourns Peres


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Thousands of Israelis are honoring former president and prime minister Shimon Peres ahead of his funeral on Friday. Nathan Frandino reports.

It’s time to talk crab season projections

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet in Anchorage from Oct. 5-11 to overview crab season projections, hear further discussions of halibut management, and decide what to do about a recent federal appeals court decision that will require more attention to salmon management. The council will approve catch limits for the 2016-17 crab fisheries and review the stock assessment for the last year.

Scorecard: Tracking Climate Change Questions In Presidential, Senate, And Governors’ Debates

With 2016 on track to become the third consecutive hottest year on record , debate moderators should be asking candidates about how they plan to address climate change -- something that rarely happened during the presidential primary debates and didn't happen in the first general election presidential debate. This election season, Media Matters is running a real-time scorecard to track how often panelists or debate moderators ask candidates in the presidential election and tightly-contested Senate and Governors' races about climate change.

Inside Clinton’s Quest to Lure Millennials and Shore Up Her Campaign

When Hillary Clinton decided to run for president, she faced a critical strategic choice. Should she tailor her message to the predominantly white working-class Americans who twice helped elect her husband-and supported her in the 2008 Democratic primaries over Barack Obama? Or should she try to piggyback on Obama's coalition of minorities, single women, and millennials? Clinton chose the latter track.

South Park Mocks Trump and Clinton by Depicting Them Self-Sabotaging Their Campaigns

South Park released a new episode, and it's clear they they intend to keep the season chockfull of political satire for the 2016 election. The show recently took a look at the election's progression, during which, Donald Trump stand-in Mr. Garrison realizes that someone as inexperienced and politically inept like him shouldn't be president, and he must make sure Hillary Clinton wins instead.

Official says failure in Syria may leave Russia in quagmire

A senior State Department official says the failure of a cease-fire in Syria poses serious consequences for Moscow and gives the United States leverage. During a congressional hearing Thursday, Antony Blinken says if the civil war in Syria escalates, Russia may become stuck in a quagmire and also will be seen as complicit with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the slaughter of Sunni Muslims.

Fire Chief Describes How SC Firefighter Took Down Suspected Gunman

At least one person died and dozens more were injured, some seriously, when a NJ Transit commuter train carrying 250 people and traveling at a high rate of ... -- Prince William and Princess Kate left their staff in a momentary state of panic Wednesday when they slid across a railroad bridge perched high above the icy wate... The first shipment of Brazilian beef has arrived in the U.S., with reports saying the initial shipment is a small one that arrived via an American Airlines flight Sept. 27 in ... CHAMPAIGN, Ill.

Appeals court strikes down ban on “ballot selfies” in N.H.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan demonstrates a current voting booth in Norwalk, California, United States, February 16, 2016. A three-judge panel on the U.S. First District Court of Appeals struck down New Hampshire's 2014 ban on self-posted ballot photos, deeming it a violation of the First Amendment's protected right to freedom of speech.

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients. The finding by the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House and bolsters Republican complaints that administration officials bent the law as problems arose carrying out its complicated provisions.

How many people have ended friendships over the election?

Seven percent of voters have lost or ended a friendship as a result of this year's presidential race, according to a new Monmouth University survey. Nine percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said they've lost a friend because of the election and, 6 percent of Donald Trump supporters have said the same, as well as 3 percent of other voters.

From the CIA to the GFE

The United States needs to shift its spending from war to education, from CIA-backed regime change to a new Global Fund for Education . With hundreds of millions of children around the world not in school, or in schools with under-qualified teachers, a lack of computers, large class sizes, and no electricity, many parts of the world are headed for massive instability, joblessness, and poverty.

Stephen Colbert blasts disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s…

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday detailed the fallout at San Francisco-based bank, Wells Fargo, which accrued $185 million in regulatory fines earlier this month after opening "roughly 1.5 million bank accounts and applied for 565,000 credit cards that may not have been authorized by customers," according to The New York Times . Wells CEO John G. Stumpf testified before the Senate Banking Committee last Tuesday and received an earful from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Presidential campaigns reaching out to millennials in NC

"It is beyond time that our country hired a strong and powerful woman to become President of the United States," said actor Sean Astin on Wednesday. "The two things that we've identified as being the most important to millennials are a college education and the ability to get a good paying job," Astin said.

Kelly Ayotte swings too far right for NH

There is a reason why Kelly Ayotte keeps hitting the softball to right field on every pitch in her TV commercial, and that's because she votes right wing every chance she gets in Washington. She voted against background checks for military-style assault rifles, leaving the public vulnerable, as terrorists on the no-fly list can't get on an airplane but have no problem buying an AR-15.

First debate proves underwhelming

The two most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history had their first debate Monday, and the best we can say is that they lived up to those expectations. Hillary Clinton offered a relentless assault on Donald Trump's business record and qualifications to be president, but she offered little reason to believe she would lift the country out of its economic and psychological funk.

Clinton, Sanders sell young voters eyeing third parties

Appealing to elusive young voters, Hillary Clinton turned to former primary adversary Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to connect with millennials drawn to third-party candidates threatening to act as spoilers in the 2016 campaign. "None of this will happen if you don't turn out and vote," Clinton said on stage at the University of New Hampshire while flanked by Sanders, who overwhelmed her in the state's first-in-the-nation primary nine months ago.

Alec Baldwin Set to Play Donald Trump on a oeSaturday Night Livea

The show returns for its 42nd season this weekend, and on Wednesday it released a teaser promoting a face-off between Baldwin as the Republican presidential nominee and cast member Kate McKinnon as Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. In the past, Trump has been portrayed on the show by SNL announcer Darrell Hammond and former cast member Taran Killam, who left the show this summer.

Fed chair Janet Yellen defends regulatory role

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen was thrust into the election-year boxing ring during a congressional committee hearing on Wednesday, defending the central bank's regulatory role, taking and landing punches on Wells Fargo and other banks considered too big to fail, and addressing accusations of political conflicts of interest. At a house of representatives financial services committee hearing, Yellen also provided details on the changes the central bank is considering making to the annual stress tests it gives US banks.

Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

Hillary Clinton is kicking off early voting in Iowa on Thursday with a major effort to boost support in the battleground state. The Democratic presidential candidate will deliver a speech in Des Moines focusing on the childcare challenges faced by middle class families, according to a campaign aide.

The Latest: Family: Peres left detailed funeral plans

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres : The son-in-law and personal physician of Shimon Peres says the former Israeli president left behind detailed plans for his funeral. Dr. Rafi Walden says Peres requested that his three children speak, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, a foreign dignitary and an Israeli cultural figure.

Katy Perry strips naked to urge people to vote

Los Angeles, Sep 29: Singer Katy Perry stripped naked to encourage people to vote in the US presidential election, asking them to "come to the polls in whatever state" they wake up in. Perry has filmed a naked skit to persuade people to make their choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ahead of the polls on November 8, reports mirror.co.uk.

US Senators call on Pakistan to cooperate with India on Uri probe

Washington, Sep 29: Expressing concern over initial indications that the Uri terror attack emanated from Pakistan, two influential US Senators today called on Islamabad to fully cooperate with India to bring to justice the perpetrators. "We are greatly concerned about initial indications that the perpetrators of this attack were Pakistani and that the attack emanated from Pakistan.

Mental illness evaluation ordered for suspect

A Tarrant County judge has ordered a mental illness evaluation for the suspect in the slaying of a 24-year-old Texas Woman's University student. Charles Dean Bryant Jr., 30, is charged with capital murder in the death of Jacqueline Vandagriff, who was found dismembered and burned on Sept.

Hillary Clinton Saved the Bombshells for Round 2

Hillary Clinton Saved the Bombshells for Round 2 - Come along with me, people, because it's already time to look ahead to the second debate. Consider this thought: Hillary Clinton took Donald Trump to the house Monday night without even playing some of the heaviest cards against him.

Ellis: Active Management Has Been Incredibly Hard Work

Man Group CEO Luke Ellis discusses the outlook for hedge funds in a low rate environment with Nejra Cehic ahead of Bloomberg's Markets Most Influential Summit in London. Ellis believes the flow of money going to passive investment "is really creating some headwinds to stock selection" while low rates make it difficult for investors to "take the right amount of risk."

Ethics In America

This series uses the Socratic method to build analytical skills and examine ethical questions. The programs aim to sharpen moral reasoning without favoring a particular position by exploring ethical dilemmas in legal, political, medical, corporate, and military arenas.

Same sex couple who welcomed identical twins using donor sperm raise awareness

Jose Fernandez's pregnant girlfriend breaks cover to say goodbye: Devastated partner, 24, of pitcher is seen for the first time since his death as she joins his Marlins teammates for emotional memorial 'I never saw a kid, bro': Police release graphic video boy, six, being shot dead by cops 'in self defense' after it is allowed into evidence for murder trial of two officers Infamous teenager robber 'the Barefoot Bandit', who led police on a boat chase in the Bahamas after crashing a stolen plane, is set free on work release Taking ibuprofen could raise heart risk by a fifth: Long term use of the painkiller causes chemical reaction that puts strain on the organ 'I guess I'm having another Aleppo moment!' Libertarian Gary Johnson is stumped yet again when asked to name his favorite foreign leader Tropical storm Matthew LASHES the Caribbean with heavy wind and rain as it's set to become a ... (more)

Doing it for the kids: Sanders and Clinton court youth vote

What they lack in chemistry they make up for in drive: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are determined to stand united for the sake of defeating Donald Trump. Former Democratic primary rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders teamed up in a bid to charm America's youth On Wednesday, the former Democratic primary rivals teamed up in a bid to charm America's youth, as recent polls showed Clinton's lead slip dramatically among voters aged 18-34.

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

WASHINGTON – More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide. Clinton also might benefit from an increase in ballot requests in Georgia, a traditionally Republican state where Democrats have made inroads.

London Breed: San Francisco victorious in the fight for landmark affordable housing policies


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After weeks of negotiations between the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and San Francisco officials, HUD announced Sept. 21 that it will authorize neighborhood preference policies for federally-funded affordable housing in the City - upholding landmark legislation by Board of Supervisors President London Breed.

Make America Rock Again’ Tour stopping in ND

Drowning Pool have shared the stage alongside a who's who of genre stalwarts and are set to bring their live show to the Peace Garden State. The band, known for their hit "Bodies," have shared the stage with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, System Of A Down, Korn and Seether along with stints on Ozzfest with Metallica, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.

Israel’s ex-President Peres lies in state in parliament

The body of Israel's ninth President Shimon President is lying in state in the plaza of the Knesset, Israel's parliament. President Barack Obama , Bill Clinton and French President Francois Hollande are among scores of world leaders who will attend the funeral in the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem Friday.

Hillary, Interrupted

Whatever happened to "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"? Whither "Girl Power"? When did Rosie the Riveter's "We Can Do It!" give way to Hillary the Haranguer's "We Can't Handle It"? It's 2016, and the Democrats' feminist heroine running for commander in chief is whinnying about being -- wait for it -- interrupted. Quick! Prepare a complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Gabriela: Showing of de Lima’s alleged sex videos violates human rights

WOMEN'S group Gabriela said the showing of the alleged sex videos of Senator Leila de Lima in the next congressional hearing is unnecessary and is violative of the human rights. In a news release it issued Thursday, Gabriela expressed their view on the proposal to present the Senator's alleged sex videos before the congress inquiry as evidence to prove the alleged relationship between the Senator and her former driver Ronnie Dayan.

Yellen says economy likely ready for rate hike later in 2016 new

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of the year. She said during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee that when the Fed met last week, a majority of her colleagues believed it would be appropriate to raise rates before the end of this year.

1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

Relatives of Jesse Owens and the 17 other African-Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics will be welcomed to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday - an honor Owens and others didn't receive after they returned home from Berlin 80 years ago. Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Games, but it was Adolph Hitler's refusal to shake his hand that stood as the lasting memory of those Olympics.

Sheila Jackson Lee: No – Automatic Weapons’ Like AK-47s

Lee said, during a speech Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House, that we must also close gun loopholes and expand background checks and then tried to link automatic weapons to gun related crimes. Jackson Lee attempted to use the fear-based "automatic weapons" phrase to make her point about reducing the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding Americans, the Free Beacon reported .

Wisconsin Man Arrested for Harassing Sheriff Clarke During Flight

A Wisconsin man was arrested for allegedly harassing Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a supporter of Donald Trump, for two hours on a flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte Saturday. Police arrested Preston Bluntson, 36 of Milwaukee, on charges of intoxicated and disruptive behavior direct at Clarke, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Congress steamrolls Obama’s veto

Congress delivered a stinging rebuke to President Obama Wednesday as both chambers voted overwhelmingly to override his veto of a 9/11 victims' rights bill. It was the first time lawmakers had overturned an Obama veto, with Democrats deserting him en masse to enact the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

Official:

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The... The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem.

Bones of ‘Kennewick Man’ returning home for burial

This clay facial reconstruction of Kennewick Man or "the Ancient One" was carefully sculpted around the morphological features of his skull, and lends a deeper understanding of what he may have looked like nearly 9,000 years ago. The remains will be repatriated to Columbia Basin tribes for traditional burial under legislation passed by Congress.

She clobbered him

In this weekly column and in my on-air work at Fox News, I have characterized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a crook and as the "Queen of Deception." I have argued that there is enough credible evidence in the public domain to indict, prosecute and convict her of espionage, perjury, misleading Congress, public corruption, providing material assistance to terrorist organizations and obstruction of justice.

Hillary Clinton Is Giving Away A Meet-And-Greet With Pusha T


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Pusha T has been repping Hillary Clinton for a while now. Back in July, he FaceTimed with her and then started selling "Delete Your Account" pro-Hillary shirts , and now, kind of hilariously, Clinton is giving away a meet-and-greet with the the drug-dealing Virginia rap great.

State’s law against – ballot selfies’ again rejected by federal court

Keeping people from taking photographs of their own ballot to preserve the sanctity of the polling place is like "burning down the house to roast a pig," a federal appeals court said Wednesday as it ended New Hampshire's ban on so-called ballot selfies. The three judges from the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that had struck down the state ban.

Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded; teen in custody

Michelle Obama told a diverse and enthusiastic crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House." Michelle Obama told a diverse and enthusiastic crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."

Trump Is Trying To Divert The Media From His Disastrous Debate, And CNN Just Admitted It’s Working

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tried to divert media attention from his poor debate performance, claiming that he "eased up" on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and suggesting that he would use personal indiscretions of former President Bill Clinton to attack her in the future. By attempting to change the media conversation, Trump seeks to deflect attention from not only his performance, but also from issues raised during the debate such as his taxes, his birtherism, and his attacks on a former Miss Universe.

Who won the debate? Survey says …

So who won the first presidential debate? We asked our readers in an unscientific digital survey this is what they said. Who won the debate? Survey says ... So who won the first presidential debate? We asked our readers in an unscientific digital survey this is what they said.

Feds say a lick of the envelope helped them nab bank robber

A man charged in a fatal bank robbery 13 years ago was captured with the help of a tipster and DNA secretly collected from an envelope when he coincidentally filed a fraud complaint, authorities said Wednesday. Richard Leon Wilbern was arrested Tuesday when he went to meet with FBI agents in Rochester, New York, for what he thought was a meeting about his complaint.

Michelle Obama in Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House." "When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can't just pop off or lash out irrationally," she said on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at La Salle University in Philadelphia.

The Latest: Ryan confirms that debate prep helps

House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared Wednesday before the Economic Club of Washington to discuss economic policy and, inevitably, politics. Two days earlier, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump debated Hillary Clinton and was panned for a poor performance and inadequate preparation.

Joe Biden Set to Appear on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

The White House released a statement about the episode that Biden will be featured in, which will focus on "the rape kit backlog and efforts to end violence against women." SVU actress Marika Hargitay and Vice President Biden have addressed this issue off screen as well.

Kerry warns of – serious consequences’ if U.S. backs away from TPP trade pact

Secretary of State John F. Kerry sought to raise the stakes Wednesday in the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that U.S. leadership and credibility in Asia would be severely damaged if Congress fails to approve the largest regional trade accord in history. The fate of the 12-nation pact, known as the TPP, will go a long way toward determining "whether the United States of America is an Asia-Pacific power or whether we are not - and the 'not' carries with it serious consequences," Kerry said in a speech at the Wilson Center.

What Did Hillary Mean? – ‘Those Who Will Do Harm’

Millions of Americans did, and I'm pretty sure that those of us who support gun rights were paying closer attention than most regular Joe's. The question is, just how close were you following? Trump missed some great opportunities, not only when it came to shredding Clinton about cyber security and her emails but also when she turned the conversation to "gun safety.

Seeking maximum lift from debate, Clinton courts millennials

Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to parlay her widely praised debate performance into stronger support from women, young Americans and other critical voter groups, while Donald Trump kept focus on the die-hard backers who have thronged his rallies this year. Two days after her first debate against Trump, Clinton was trying to extract maximum political gain from the more controversial aspects of Trump's performance.

Senate passes spending bill after separate Flint aid deal


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The Senate on Wednesday passed a GOP-sponsored spending bill that Democrats had previously blocked because it didn't contain aid for Flint to recover from its water crisis. Lawmakers passed the bill 72-26 to keep the government funded through Dec. 9. The House is also aiming to pass the legislation Wednesday so that they can leave Washington for a six-week recess focused on campaigning ahead of the election.

No happy ending


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"WE LIVE in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns," snarls the demonic Colonel Jessep at the end of "A Few Good Men".

Brexit Spurs ?Maximum Uncertainty,? Oaktree’s Wintrob Says

The world is at a point of almost "maximum uncertainty" after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union earlier this year, said Jay Wintrob, chief executive officer of Oaktree Capital Group LLC. "The fact is that we just don't know how the actual negotiations for exit are going to turn out," Wintrob said in an interview with Bloomberg Television ahead of the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential conference in Hong Kong. "I'm guessing that many businesses, many companies, Oaktree included, are probably deferring decisions to invest in businesses, to invest in putting more people in the region until we know what is going to happen."

Madonna Joins Katy Perry in ‘Vote Naked’ Movement

Jumping on the bandwagon started earlier this week by Katy Perry, Madonna shed her clothes Tuesday morning in an effort to get voters to the voting booths this November. The 58-year-old pop star tweeted out a topless photo to her nearly 1.3 million followers where she reaffirmed she was voting for Hillary Clinton and teased the pic was just the first in a "nude voting series."

Unheralded NC Democrat’s surge threatens GOP’s Burr

In this photo taken July 5, 2016, North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross speaks at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, N.C. Little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a victory that could also help hand control of the U.S. Senate back to Democrats.

2016 Best States Methodology

For the fourth year CRN and CRN Research have crunched a whole lot of numbers to determine which U.S. states are the best and the worst for starting a solution provider business. The goal, as always, is to provide readers with a comprehensive view of the economic, business and channel climate in each state.

Sia endorses Hillary Clinton using a lyric from one of her most popular songs


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At the presidential debate on Monday night, Donald Trump called out Hillary Clinton by saying that the former secretary of state "doesn't have the look or the stamina" to become president. Anthem-churning and wig-wearing musical artist Sia disagreed with Trump, and Wednesday morning she let the world know she's voting for Clinton with a video montage filled with photographs of the Democratic candidate throughout the years.

Now Madonna is voting naked

After the singer was captured in a Funny or Die video Tuesday, stripped down at a polling station to vote for Hillary Clinton, Madonna had to get in on the nude female celebrity action. The 58-year-old music icon posted a topless selfie on Instagram Tuesday, announcing: "I'm voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary.

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together an array of world leaders and international dignitaries. Peres, celebrated around the world as a Nobel Prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace during a remarkable seven-decade career, died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke.

a Versaillesa screening steams up the French Embassy

From left, actor George Blagden, co-creator/executive producer Simon Mirren, actress Noemie Schmidt, actor Alexander Vlahos and co-creator/executive producer David Wolstencroft attend the premiere of Ovation TV's "Versailles" Tuesday at the French Embassy in Washington. Replace the living room with an auditorium at the French Embassy and your parents with a crowd of well-heeled Washington folk fresh from work on Capitol Hill and Embassy Row.

US to boost military presence in Iraq for Mosul battle

Members of the Badr Organisation undergo training before the upcoming battle to recapture Mosul in Diyala province, Iraq, on September 27, 2016. Photo - Reuters Members of the Badr Organisation undergo training before the upcoming battle to recapture Mosul in Diyala province, Iraq, on September 27, 2016.

Trump campaign: Hillary Clinton an ‘enabler’ of Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs

Donald Trump might have held back on bringing up former President Clinton 's extramarital affairs during Monday's debate, but Mr. Trump 's deputy campaign manager on Wednesday labeled Hillary Clinton an "enabler" who attacked women. "I think that if you look at Hillary Clinton 's background and if you look at her being an enabler, really, in the '90s and really attacking these women, it goes against everything that she now tries to spout as a candidate for president," Mr. Bossie said.

The Latest: Demonstrators rally ahead of Moore hearing


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Demonstrators rallied in the early morning light in downtown Montgomery both in support and opposition of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore goes before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday on accusations that he urged the state's probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

Bills crucial to protect voting systems, integrity of elections

In the wake of the DNC server hack and well-documented efforts by states to suppress the vote, citizens are rightly concerned about the accuracy and access of our voting systems. We must work to reduce the vulnerability of our crucial voting systems, protect the security and integrity of our electoral process, and ensure all Americans have the opportunity to vote.

U.S. believes Russia shields network of hackers to hide Kremlin’s role in cyberintrusions

Officials are increasingly confident that the Russian government is intensifying a campaign to steal U.S. computer records and leak damaging information to the American public The Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. Thousands of stolen Democratic Party documents have been posted on WikiLeaks, DCLeaks.com and a blog run by the hacker Guccifer 2.0. WASHINGTON-U.S. officials are increasingly confident that the hacker Guccifer 2.0 is part of a network of individuals and groups kept at arm's length by Russia to mask its involvement in cyberintrusions such as the theft of thousands of Democratic Party documents, according to people familiar with the matter.

Alaska state agency apologizes for debate tweets aimed at Trump


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An Alaska state agency is apologizing after political comments aimed at Donald Trump were posted on its official social media site. KTOO reports that the posts to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Twitter account occurred during Monday night's presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, including one that referred to Trump as a "red-face mansplainer."

Unheralded NC Democrat’s Surge Threatens GOP’s Burr

Little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a victory that could also help hand control of the U.S. Senate back to Democrats. Despite scant name recognition at the start of the election, Ross has pulled even with Burr in the polls in a state that is split almost evenly ideologically.

Senator Questions Yahooa s Handling of Data Breach Disclosure, Calls for SEC Investigation

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., asked the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday to open an investigation into whether Yahoo "fulfilled its obligations under federal securities laws to keep the public and investors informed," about a massive security breach revealed last week. The company revealed that a "state-sponsored actor" stole data associated with some 500 million accounts from its servers in late-2014.

Lincoln Highway election road trip Day 2

Lincoln Highway election road trip Day 2 From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Mike and Paul take the pulse of Pennsylvania Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://on-ydr.co/2djTwXS Mike Argento and Paul Kuehnel travel the Lincoln Highway from York to Shenksville to talk to random people about presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We started out west of York at Lee's Diner, where we found one one the few undecided voters left, a man who works for a trucking company and has a ninth-grade education and who has probably put more thought into his decision than most people.

The Latest: Hamas says it’s happy about Shimon Peres’ death

In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept.

Pipeline fight threatens Obama’s tribal legacy

Tribes and their allies say President Obama can cement his legacy on American Indian issues by rejecting a controversial pipeline project near tribal land in North Dakota. Obama has looked to bring tribes into the fold as president, hosting an annual gathering of American Indian leaders that culminated with a summit this week.

More than 200 recovered from capsized boat

A total of 204 bodies have been recovered from the migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Egypt last week, a local official was quoted by state media as saying. Ali Abelsattar said 33 people, including the body of a four-year-old boy, were recovered from the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday.

First 2016 Presidential Debate Most Watched in History

More than 84 million people watched Monday's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, topping the all-time record of 80.6 million set back in 1980, when Jimmy Carter squared off against Ronald Reagan, according to Nielsen. Overall, 13 networks aired Monday's event, whose audience broke a 36-year watermark for the presidential debates.

Donald Trump backers also trying to get vote out in Israeli settlement: Sam Bahour

In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Marc Zell, co-chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, speaks as the Republican Party launches its first election campaign in Israel, in Modiin. Supporters of Republican candidate Donald Trump have set up a campaign office in a Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank, hoping to tap into the large numbers of American immigrants in the area for support.

SABMiller Investors Give Go-Ahead for $103 Billion Megabrew Deal

SABMiller Plc investors approved Anheuser-Busch InBev NV's $103 billion offer, sealing the union of the world's two biggest brewers almost a year after the deal was first proposed. The bid was given assent by 95.46 percent of SABMiller shareholders, excluding its two biggest investors, who didn't vote Wednesday after a U.K. High Court ruling.

Governments Now Less Likely to Bail Out Big Lenders, Weber Says

Global governments are less likely to come to the rescue of banks than during 2008 financial crisis because the system is more stable, UBS Group AG Chairman Axel Weber said when asked about the prospects of Germany assisting Deutsche Bank AG. "Interventions in the future will only be driven by the need to stabilize the system and there will be no focus on single players," Weber, a former president of Germany's Bundesbank, said in a Bloomberg Television interview with Guy Johnson Wednesday.

GE Prepared to Work With Whoever Wins U.S. Presidential Election

General Electric Co., which bought Alstom SA's energy units last year, will be flexible and build a relationship with the next president of the U.S., whether it's Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Vice Chairman John Rice said. "We will operate with whoever is the president of the United States in January," though GE doesn't agree with some of the rhetoric out of the election season, Rice said in an interview at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in Hong Kong Wednesday.

Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

Arlene Barnum, of Oklahoma, with a group calling themselves Confederate Veterans Lives Matter, holds a Confederate flag in front of City Hall in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. City Hall became the scene of competing opinions over the removal of prominent Confederate monuments along some of New Orleans' busiest thoroughfares.

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure is a Senate test vote Tuesday.

Shimon Peres pictured in 2014 – the former Israeli president and prime minister has died

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has paid tribute to Shimon Peres, describing him as a "true giant amongst men" after the former Israeli president died aged 93. Mr Peres, who was one of the country's most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers, had been in hospital since suffering a major stroke two weeks ago. The Chief Rabbi joined world figures in paying tribute to the elder statesman of Israeli politics who won the Nobel peace prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career.

Shimon Peres pictured in 2014 – the former Israeli president and prime minister has died

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has paid tribute to Shimon Peres, describing him as a "true giant amongst men" after the former Israeli president died aged 93. Mr Peres, who was one of the country's most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers, had been in hospital since suffering a major stroke two weeks ago. The Chief Rabbi joined world figures in paying tribute to the elder statesman of Israeli politics who won the Nobel peace prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career.

Australian shares subdued on oil declines; NZ up

Oil prices declined after Saudi Arabia and Iran dashed market hopes that they would find a compromise this week at meeting in Algiers to help ease a global glut of crude. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters he did not expect an agreement to come out of the consultations on the last day of the Sept.

Australian shares subdued on oil declines; NZ up

Oil prices declined after Saudi Arabia and Iran dashed market hopes that they would find a compromise this week at meeting in Algiers to help ease a global glut of crude. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters he did not expect an agreement to come out of the consultations on the last day of the Sept.

In a first, Arizona newspaper backs Democrat

In more than 120 years, the Arizona Republic has never endorsed a Democrat for president - but on Tuesday, that changed. The Arizona newspaper threw its support behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, snubbing GOP nominee Donald Trump as "not conservative and not qualified."

In a first, Arizona newspaper backs Democrat

In more than 120 years, the Arizona Republic has never endorsed a Democrat for president - but on Tuesday, that changed. The Arizona newspaper threw its support behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, snubbing GOP nominee Donald Trump as "not conservative and not qualified."

The Latest: Peres to lie in state at Israeli parliament

A former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, on Thursday before a state funeral at the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday. Yona Bartal, his former aide, told Israel's Channel 10 TV that the plans were in line with Peres' wishes.

The Latest: Peres to lie in state at Israeli parliament

A former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, on Thursday before a state funeral at the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday. Yona Bartal, his former aide, told Israel's Channel 10 TV that the plans were in line with Peres' wishes.

Riviera Beach city manager fired by council

A former Miss Universe was the unlikely topic of conversation at the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation.

Riviera Beach city manager fired by council

A former Miss Universe was the unlikely topic of conversation at the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation.

Police shoot, wound man in CA; protesters gather

A former Miss Universe was the unlikely topic of conversation at the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation.

Police shoot, wound man in CA; protesters gather

A former Miss Universe was the unlikely topic of conversation at the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation.

Hillary Clinton Wins Presidential Endorsement From Arizona…

Paper's choice marks its first endorsement of a Democrat in a general election since it launched more than a century ago The Republic announced Tuesday that it had endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - the first time the paper has endorsed a Democrat in a presidential election since it launched in 1890. "The challenges the United States faces domestically and internationally demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting."

Drone on?

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration released much-anticipated rules regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft, also known as "drones." Pressure had been mounting for the FAA following a series of close calls in the United States and abroad, including a British Airways jet that struck a drone in April while approaching London's Heathrow Airport.

Drone on?

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration released much-anticipated rules regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft, also known as "drones." Pressure had been mounting for the FAA following a series of close calls in the United States and abroad, including a British Airways jet that struck a drone in April while approaching London's Heathrow Airport.

Etana takes it all back

Facing backlash over her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Etana has apologised to Jamaicans for endorsing the controversial real estate billionaire. "My recent remarks were made against the background of the real fear of terrorist attacks and acts of random violence that are so pervasive in the US right now.

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Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV debate ratings record

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrive on stage for the first presidential debate. Photo: AFP The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million US television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media.

Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres Peres has died in hospital where he was admitted on September 13 after suffering a stroke with internal bleeding. Photo: AFP Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, his personal doctor told AFP, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres Peres has died in hospital where he was admitted on September 13 after suffering a stroke with internal bleeding. Photo: AFP Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, his personal doctor told AFP, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Cuba Goes To UNGA To Lift Blockade Still In Force Despite Renewed Ties With US

By Samantha Tan KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 -- Cuba intends to present a resolution before the United Nations General Assembly next month against the blockade imposed by the US, which still remained in place, despite renewed diplomatic ties more than a year ago. Cuban Ambassador to Malaysia, Ibete Fernandez Hernandez, said at a press conference that the resolution titled "Necessity of Ending The Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo Imposed by the United States Against Cuba" will be brought before the 71st Session of the UNGA on Oct 26. This will be the 25th time Cuba goes to the UNGA to present resolutions to lift sanctions imposed by the US.

The Latest: Clintons mourn ‘treasured friend’ Shimon Peres

Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton say they have "lost a true and treasured friend" with the death of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres. The Clintons say Israel has lost a leader "who championed its security, prosperity and limitless possibilities from its birth to his last day on earth."

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a case study in deja vu. For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, they said Tuesday, Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities they experience from men daily, in the workplace and beyond.

Asian stock markets turn lower after Wall Street gains

Major Asian stock markets were lower Tuesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.5 percent to 16,426.61 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.6 percent to 23,440.18.

The Latest: Netanyahu will hold special Cabinet meeting

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure fro... . FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, file photo, Shimon Peres, Minister of Regional Cooperation of Israel, left, applauds Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, as it is announced that Arafat is about to speak at ... .

Pepe the Frog designated a hate symbol by ADL

Recent appropriations of him as Adolf Hitler, a Klansman and numerous racist caricatures have earned him a spot in the Anti-Defamation League's database of hate symbols. "Once again, racists and haters have taken a popular Internet meme and twisted it for their own purposes of spreading bigotry and harassing users," Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO said in a statement.

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I don't know about you but she looked pretty energized to me. On the other hand, by the end of the debate he was slumping and hanging on to the podium like he'd been hit with an animal tranquilizer dart: I'm just saying.

Reason to cringe: Female voters react to Trump

When Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton's stamina on the debate stage, Pennsylvania voter Patricia Bennett said she heard a "dog whistle" that smacked of unmistakable sexism. "Why doesn't he just say that she needs more testosterone?" said Bennett, a 69-year-old independent from the Philadelphia suburbs who plans to vote for Clinton in November.

Trump gets back on message at first rally after debate


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump got back on message on Tuesday after Democrat Hillary Clinton put him on the defensive at their first debate, and he cast her as "stuck in the past" and himself as a change agent. Trump's speech to thousands at a rally in a Florida airport hangar included some points that some supporters wished he had made before the record television audience of 84 million people for the debate on Monday in Hempstead, New York.

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36 years. The previous record for presidential debate viewership was the 80.6 million people who saw the only debate in 1980 between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger Ronald Reagan.

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It's our ongoing mission to create and curate a unique mix of informed public affairs, culture and arts that provokes thought and reaction on a complexity of issues facing our listeners. Expanding KPFA's digital footprint with more on-demand programming gives us the opportunity and space to offer new and compelling voices from the community.

Sinclair Showcases Responsible Drone Reporting On Capitol Hill

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. today joined leaders in the unmanned aerial vehicle, or "drone," industry at a Capitol Hill science and technology fair aimed to educate Members of Congress and their staffs on the uses of this innovative advancement in aeronautics. The fair capped off a day of meetings with lawmakers, including members of the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, organized by AUVSI, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

U.S. pressed to prevent Aleppo bloodbath as its residents a sit in their homes, waiting to diea

The U.S. must consider a no-fly zone and other aggressive actions to prevent an imminent bloodbath in the besieged rebel-held city of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian government forces, the head of civil defense forces known as the "White Helmets" warned on a Washington visit Tuesday. Many of the city's 275,000 civilian residents are "sitting in their homes, waiting to die," as Russian and Syrian warplanes unleash wave after wave of airstrikes, White Helmets chief Raed al-Saleh said Tuesday.

Voting for growth

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve have pronounced 2 percent annual economic growth - perhaps a bit less - the new normal. Factoring in labor force growth that implies 1 percent growth for productivity and pre-tax wages, hardly anyone is average these days.

Your Turn: September 28

Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas "Nico" LaHood presents his inaugural State of the District Attorney Address earlier this year. A reader criticizes him for continuing to discourage parents from having their children vaccinated.

Presidential debate could be seen as Trump win

Political outsider Donald Trump exceeded expectations in yesterday's first US presidential debate if only by successfully binding Washington veteran Hillary Clinton to America's entrenched economic problems. While the media and political elites scored the debate as a Clinton win, it is likely the public will see it differently.

GfK Poll: Americans Divide on Importance of Tax Returns

American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Voters have mixed opinions on whether Trump's tax returns are getting too much or too little attention from the media.

Pilots, air traffic controllers shifting to text messaging

Federal officials say airline pilots and traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by year's end. The Federal Aviation Administration calls the start of the new Data Comm technology a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel costs.

UPDATE 1-Obama power plant rules face key test in U.S. court


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The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector. Twenty-seven states led by coal-producer West Virginia and industry groups are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan rules before 10 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Social Construction of Value, Price and Wages

Within post-industrial post-modern bourgeois-state-capitalism, value is no longer based on labor and/or on labor theories of value such as Marx's theory. In fact, all post-industrial post-modern societies to various degrees have shed their modern labor theories of value and surplus-value; i.e., theories where labor-time and cost of production are the basis of price and value determinations.

These 5 Facts Explain Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Debate


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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton covered a lot of ground in their first debate , but there were several foreign policy issues that deserve a closer look. On these questions, the next president will have some hard choices to make.

Break Up With That Trump Supporter


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016.

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a case study in deja vu. For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, they said Tuesday, Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities they experience from men daily, in the workplace and beyond.

Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor

Analysts today gave mixed reviews to Microsoft's new security model for its Edge browser, labeling it as both a landmark move and an attempt to mask the underlying problems of Windows that the company has refused to address. "This is one of those ideas where you say, 'Why didn't someone do this before?'" said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy.

Allardyce loses job as England manager after newspaper sting

A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, the federal government announced Tuesday. A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, the federal government announced Tuesday.

Donald Trump Vs Hillary Clinton Most Watched Debate In TV History At 81M+ Viewers

Across 12 TV networks that carried live Trump's first skirmish on the same stage with Hillary Clinton , 81 million viewers tuned in, setting a new record for televised presidential debates. That total does not include PBS or C-Span, whose tallies are typically not included in numbers issued to commercial networks, one of which, CNN, looked at the data and first reported the total take across the dozen nets.

Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton

Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of criticism about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. The Republican nominee plunged into re-litigating some of Clinton's most damaging attacks, even when the explanations seemed only to further damage his image among the voters he needs to win.

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As the debate opened - with Hillary Clinton getting the first question via coin toss - she began by thanking Hofstra University and welcomed Donald Trump. She talked like someone who had read her briefing books and was comfortable with the material - jobs, and trade.

Incoming ATA chair emphasizes importance of good infrastructure

In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry. "Having good, uncongested highways is important to my company and to trucking companies across the country," Burch said, pointing out that dedicated funding for freight projects in last year's FAST Act was an important win for trucking.

Investors trim bets on Mexican rate hike after U.S. debate

Investors on Tuesday trimmed bets on interest rate hikes by Mexico's central bank after the peso soared on the view that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fared better than rival Donald Trump in a televised debate. Yields on Mexican interest rate swaps fell sharply, suggesting investors were eyeing less steep rate hikes in the coming months.

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The ref not only made himself part of the game on Monday night, he ran up to the scrimmage line, then sacked the quarterback three times. In the early going, it looked like it was going to be an ideal, Jim Lehrer-style performance from Lester Holt, the NBC Nightly News anchor.

Katy Perry releases naked video to – help change the world’

Katy Perry fans have been waiting with bated breath to find out what the pop star was planning as she had teased that she would use her body as "click bait" to "help change the world". TOMORROW, I USE MY BODY AS CLICK BAIT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD Y'OE Y 1 4 pic.twitter.com/1a2GMm6PMi And now the wait is over, with Katy revealing exactly what she meant in a message encouraging US voters to head to the polls for the presidential election in November.

Osborne Warns of Hard Brexit’s ‘Severe’ Consequences

Former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne discusses the need for the "closest possible economic and financial relationship" with the European Union as he warns of the economic consequences of a "hard" Brexit. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro in his first television interview since losing office following the Brexit referendum.

Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim is to pressure Republicans to add money to the stopgap spending bill to give Flint, Michigan, immediate help with its water crisis instead of settling for promises from top Republicans that the city will receive aid after the election.

Nordic Nations Deepen Cooperation Amid Worsening Baltic Security

The Nordic nations are deepening their cooperation and beefing up their military strength to counter a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic region, according to leaders meeting at a summit. The talks, held on the demilitarized Finnish island of Aaland, come as Sweden earlier this month announced it would once again place permanent troops on Gotland, an island that is seen as strategically important in case of a conflict with Russia.

Ex-Chancellor Osborne Warns of – Severe’ Damage From Hard Brexit

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said the U.K. economy will suffer if Britain pursues a "hard" break with the European Union. In his first television interview since losing office after June's Brexit referendum, Osborne told Bloomberg that Prime Minister Theresa May should seek to maintain "the closest possible economic and financial relationship" with the bloc.

Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stability

China said Tuesday it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. Beijing didn't cause the nuclear crisis currently gripping the peninsula, but would oppose the spread of nuclear weapons, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily news briefing.

Democrat and Republican leaders share dorm

The leader of College Democrats lives with the leader of College Republicans at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. It seems like a recipe for disaster-a die-hard democrat living with a staunch conservative, amid one of America's most divisive political cycles.

Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Viewers tuned in Monday on their TVs, cellphones and radios to watch and listen to the showdown between the two major presidential candidates.

Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat

Bombings in New York and New Jersey - and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day - underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says. While all attacks are difficult to detect and prevent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the United States and its allies continue to "take the fight militarily to terrorist organizations overseas" 15 years after the Sept.

Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill

Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim is to see if Republicans will relent and add money to help Flint, Michigan, with its water crisis - and get Capitol Hill off a collision course that could lead to a government shutdown this weekend.

Family transform their suburban semi into a 1940s timewarp,…

Clinton brands Trump a racist AND a sexist: Donald complains about 'nasty' Hillary after she torments him over backing for 'birther' question, discrimination and treatment of women Trumps v Clintons: Rival families take their places at historic debate to support Hillary and The Donald as the two candidates go to war 'Try to keep Jose cool': Harrowing text messages reveal how friends of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were trying to console distraught baseball star before fatal 3am boat accident Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say - and his wife filed for a restraining order against him saying he was armed, violent and had threatened to kill her Miami Marlins outfielder Dee Gordon hits home run and rounds the bases with tears in his eyes in gut-wrenching tribute to late friend Jose Fernandez Air Force colonel charged with rape, adultery and photographing his genitals while ... (more)

Recent Kansas Editorials

Expect wailing and gnashing of teeth if the Kansas Supreme Court orders the state to increase funding to K-12 public schools - perhaps by more than $500 million. But the blame for such a ruling should fall squarely on Gov. Sam Brownback and state lawmakers, who put cutting taxes before adequately funding schools.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic

Clinton or Trump? The world weighs in The first presidential debate drew spirited reaction from around the world. Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://usat.ly/2dyTIqj Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept.

Lincoln Highway election road trip Day 1

Lincoln Highway election road trip Day 1 From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Mike and Paul take the pulse of Pennsylvania Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://on-ydr.co/2dyZA32 Mike Argento and Paul Kuehnel travel the Lincoln Highway from Fairmont Park in Philadelphia to Lancaster County to talk to random people about presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We started early - so early the roosters were still experiencing REM sleep - and wound up at Fairmount Park to begin our trip along the Lincoln Highway.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks off the stage with his family after the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

‘Katy Perry votes naked tomorrow’

The 31-year-old pop megastar took to Twitter on Monday to share a video still of herself without any clothes, claiming that she is using her body as "click bait", a term used to mean attracting viewers with a picture or title that isn't necessarily relevant to the content of the video or article. The tweet posted alongside the still read: "TOMORROW, I USE MY BODY AS CLICK BAIT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD " The picture - which featured the 'Rise' singer stood naked in a polling station with most of her body blurred out - included written text that reads "Katy Perry votes naked tomorrow".

North Charleston launches tourism website


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When people think about visiting the South Carolina coast, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Beaufort area generally come to mind. But North Charleston wants folks to know what it has to offer, so it's launched a new tourism website.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump’s skin in debate

Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanour, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive.

Oklahomans offer reaction to debate


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Stephen Cagle, 67, independent "I was disappointed because I thought both of them presented themselves well. I thought Hillary was Hillary and Donald was Donald.

Donald Trump: ‘Lester Holt did a great job’


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Donald Trump praised Lester Holt's performance as moderator of Monday night's presidential debate, contradicting claims by his supporters that Holt had been unfair. "I thought Lester did a great job.

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate


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Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: MILTON GAN, a Sydney-based photographer, said it seemed like Trump was trying to rein in his temper for the first 15 minutes, then went off the rails. "He started interrupting Clinton, he started interrupting Lester and he started steamrolling.

Holness seeks US congressional support

BILATERAL trade opportunities and Jamaica's efforts to diversify its energy sources were among the main issues discussed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a meeting with senior United States congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney during his visit to New York last week. Maloney is a key member of the House Financial Services Committee, which has oversight of the US Treasury and significant influence with the International Monetary Fund.

Post-debate poll: Hillary Clinton takes round one


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Hillary Clinton was deemed the winner of Monday night's debate by 62% of voters who tuned in to watch, while just 27% said they thought Donald Trump had the better night, according to a CNN/ORC Poll of voters who watched the debate. That drubbing is similar to Mitt Romney's dominant performance over President Barack Obama in the first 2012 presidential debate.

Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails


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The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal.

‘Miss Piggy’, ‘Miss Housekeeping’; who is Alicia Machado?

Hillary Clinton was making a point about Donald Trump and women at the first presidential debate when she brought up Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump insulted her. "This is a man who has calling women pigs, slobs and dogs and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said that women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men," she said on the debate stage.

Valley voters weigh in on presidential debate

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton try to speak over each other during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday. And one lonely Grand Junction voter, unwilling to vote for either, said it boiled down to "rehash of the same verbiage we hear time after time from each."

[FILE] A stock photograph showing the exterior of a Wells Fargo bank building in New York, New York.

Six former Wells Fargo employees filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in federal court against the bank seeking $7.2 billion or more for workers nationwide who were fired or demoted after refusing to open fake accounts. The action builds on a class action lawsuit that was filed last week by two former Wells Fargo workers in California, opening it up to employees around the country.

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will face off in less than an hour at their first presidential debate, a battle 18 months in the making that is emerging as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. An audience rivaling that of the Super Bowl - perhaps around 100 million Americans - will be glued to televisions, smart phones and social media when the rivals rip off the gloves at 9 pm ET.

Top Republicans voting for Hillary Clinton

In a prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention, the billionaire made the case that Clinton is the best choice for moderate voters in 2016. "I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her," Whitman told The New York Times .

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ditch reporters to travel to debate venue

Countdown begins for fight of the century: Trump and Clinton family and supporters arrive at Hofstra ahead of presidential debate as candidates fire the first shots on social media ahead of historic showdown Ivanka Trump, her brother's Donald Jr and Eric, and Tiffany Trump, are also listed as seated in the front row Members of Team Trump and Team Clinton have begun arriving at Hofstra University for what could be the most epic presidential debate in a generation. The candidates will use their wit, their instincts and their guests to get under each other's skin and Trump's entire family is expected to bring their glamour to the front row.

Cuban: I Never Had A Front Row Seat At Debate

Hillary Clinton supporter and billionaire Mark Cuba told reporters Monday night before the first presidential debate that despite his tweet that he had a front row seat to the debate, that was not really the case. "When I tweeted that I was going to be in the first row I didn't have a first row seat.

Clinton Spokesman: ‘I Don’t Submit’ To Idea That…

Hillary Clinton's press secretary Brian Fallon told The Daily Caller Monday that he doesn't agree with the idea that immigration hurts American workers. "I don't submit to that," Fallon said at the first presidential debate when asked whether concerns about immigration hurting the wages of American workers are genuine.

Donald Trump returning to Michigan Friday for Novi event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming to Michigan again this week, making it his fifth appearance in the state since accepting the nomination. Trump will be holding a 5 p.m. EST rally at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, according to his campaign schedule .

Presidential Debate: Watch the Live Stream Here

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off tonight at 9 ET/6 PT and if you don't have cable, don't worry: You can watch the presidential debate right here at TheWrap. Will Trump appear presidential? Will Hillary stoop to name calling? Will a surprise guest cause a distraction from the front row? We'll know all the answers in roughly two hours.

Senate Progressives Look To Flex Muscles in 2017

Democrats and activists who pushed Hillary Clinton to the Left during the campaign are preparing their next acts: Keeping her there, and joining forces to push progressive policies on Capitol Hill next year. If a couple of big "ifs" come to pass-Clinton winning and Democrats reclaiming the Senate-the chamber's left flank is poised to have more political and policy influence.

The District Where Democrats Want a Gun-Control Debate

The Democrat in one New York swing district is pushing a debate that for years was one of the party's biggest election-year liabilities: gun control. In her challenge to Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in the 1st District, Anna Throne-Holst is placing the issue at the core of her campaign, airing two television ads focused solely on the issue.

William and Kate Take Canada by Storm

Driving rain and wind couldn't dampen William and Kate's enthusiasm while touring Bella Bella, British Columbia, Monday. The royal couple had t... British environmental writer and pro-science advocate, Mark Lynas, who has devoted his career to speaking around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power ... Nebraska setter Kelly Hunter received her second Big Ten Setter of the Week honor this season, the conference office announced Monday.

For Pfizer, Bigger as One May Be Better Than Smaller With Two

By deciding not to split in two after a lengthy evaluation, the New York-based drugmaker is keeping greater leverage with the health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers that have gained increasing power since it first considered a breakup years ago. Had it broken up, Pfizer would have turned into one company with older and generic products, and another with newer products.

Benghazi survivor, 9/11 survivor and disabled star of Clinton ads…

Trump reportedly bringing Benghazi survivor Mark Geist, who says Clinton didn't 'do her job' the night of the attacks Trump tweeted about bringing Gennifer Flowers in response to Cuban's invite, but the campaign says he was just making a point Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are silently making their first attacks against each before the opening statements even begin in the first presidential debate by using the seats allotted to them by the debate commission.

White House says Barack Obama will be watching tonight’s debate

No Monday Night Football for Obama! He'll be watching tonight's debate says White House as it offers praise for the 'always well-prepared' Lester Holt Even the president has plans to tune into the hotly anticipated slugfest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, his spokesman says In a rebuke to both, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest also offered praise to moderator and NBC News journalist Lester Holt Obama's spokesman said even the president has plans to tune into the hotly anticipated slugfest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

David Plouffe: 100 Percent ChanceThat Clinton Wins Election

Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign manager, David Plouffe, said Monday on MSNBC's Morning Joe there is a 100 percent chance that Hillary Clinton will win the election in November. Bloomberg's John Heilemann asked Plouffe about an earlier statement he had made after Trump secured the Republican nomination.

Wife of Chechen man killed by FBI charged with lying

The wife of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI. The indictment accuses Reniya Manukyan of falsely telling a federal investigator that an "individual with whom she had associated" returned on a bus from Massachusetts to Atlanta in 2011, two years before the bombing.

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LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand during anthem

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different... With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against... The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters who had been missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts.

Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument, which draws 600,000 visitors a year, will remain closed until its elevator control system can be modernized, a process expected to take up to nine months once work begins.

Why is the US Presidential Race So Close?

Many people around the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton - who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump - isn't waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world's bewilderment.

More Americans Expected to Self-Medicate Than for Any Other Debate in History

As the nation awaits the first faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night, more Americans are expected to self-medicate than for any other Presidential debate in history. With over a hundred million people projected to watch the debate, roughly sixty million of them will be barely sentient after ingesting what they deem to be the necessary dose of intoxicants.

The Bates memorial

A place for the writings and the ideas of the people in and around the Ridenbaugh Press. Legislators descended upon the capitol building in Salem last week for a series of interim committee meetings.

Why China is the biggest threat to global economy

China last year slipped to 6.9 per cent from the hay days of double digit growth and the government has fixed the target between 6.5 per cent to seven per cent for this year with an official rider that it will not be easy to achieve hina's economy is slowing down much more than the official figures show and a calamitous "hard landing" of the world's second largest economy is the greatest threat to global economy, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Ken Rogoff has said. "China is going through a big political revolution.

Ohio Voter Purge Is Unconstitutional, Federal Appeals Court Rules

An Ohio voter purge was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court Friday just weeks before the presidential election, kicking the decision back to the lower court. U.S. District Judge George C. Smith ruled this summer that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could purge the voting rolls of voters if they had not participated in six years, ABC News reported .

Economy infographics ahead of tonight’s debate

Students acting as 'stand-ins' for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump take part in a rehearsal for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

Polls: GOP Closing Fast on Senate Seats

The GOP's chances of holding the Senate just got a big push: Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin moved into striking distance of the long-favored Democratic nominees, according to recent polls. A poll from Emerson College showed the race in Illinois was close - with Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth leads Kirk by only 41 percent to 39 percent among likely voters.

Conway: Trump Camp Worried He Won’t Be Treated Fairly

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway Monday said she's worried that he won't be treated fairly by the media following his first presidential one-on-one debate, and that there are already headlines "written" as "conclusions in search of evidence." "This weekend was spent by editorial writers and people on Twitter and elsewhere really just trying to undercut Donald Trump before the debate," Conway told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, complaining that there are many in Hillary Clinton's campaign who are "putting the burden on the media to prop up Hillary Clinton and pregame the debate."

Politico: First 30 Minutes of Debate Will Matter Most

The most important part of the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the first 30 minutes, according to an analysis by Politico. Debate coaches and campaign strategists said the first minutes of the debate are crucial and real-time response on social media matter the most.

NY Times: Why Trump Should Not Be President

One day after endorsing Hillary Clinton, The New York Times has published a scathing editorial on why Donald Trump should not be commander in chief, calling the billionaire real-estate tycoon a man "far more consumed with himself than with the nation's well-being." The newspaper's editorial board says in Monday's edition that the GOP presidential nominee has carried on "a freewheeling campaign marked by bursts of false and outrageous allegations, personal insults, xenophobic nationalism, unapologetic sexism and positions that shift according to his audience and his whims."

Clinton to Use Customized Podium at First Debate

To make up for her height disadvantage, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who is 5'4," will use a raised podium for the first presidential debate against Donald Trump Monday night. According to WABC's Rita Cosby , one of the two podiums inside the debate hall at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, is larger than the other.

Trump Launches National Snapchat Filter and Millennials Are Furious


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For the first time in history, a presidential candidate has launched a national Snapchat filter in an all-too-transparent attempt to woo the millennial vote. From a marketing perspective, it makes sense right? Over 80% of Snapchat users are under the age of 34 after all.

Spotlight: Japan kicks off parliament session with TPP, constitutional change in focus

Japan 's National Diet kicked off a 66-day extraordinary session on Monday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 's economic policies, as well as whether to swiftly ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact and to change the pacifist Constitution, under the spotlight. Japanese Prime Minister Abe, taking TPP as a pillar of his economic strategy, has been calling for the pact's swift ratification since it was signed by Japan and 11 other countries in February.

Rivals rumble-ready; both meet Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, giving each candidate the chance to tout their readiness to lead the nation and their knowledge of foreign policy on the eve of their first presidential debate, a little more than six weeks before Election Day. Meanwhile, the candidates deployed their top supporters to the Sunday news shows to take early jabs at their opponents and to lower expectations for tonight's 90-minute debate at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., which is expected to draw 75 million viewers.

Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaign

Canadian diplomats are fanning out across the United States to talk up the benefits of trade with state and local leaders and counter what senior officials see as a worrying mood of protectionism swirling through the U.S. election campaign. Amid voter anger about the supposed harm done by international trade deals, both Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have talked about altering the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.

John Oliver Is Back, And He Wants You To Get ‘F**king Outraged’ Over Donald Trump’s Scandals

If you think this election is simply a choice between two candidates with a scandal-filled history, John Oliver has a message for you... and it comes in the form of raisins. In his return to HBO's "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, Oliver took an in-depth look at the scandals surrounding both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and found they're not even close to equal.

Debates Will Influence a Third of Voters

The campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton acknowledged the huge stakes of Monday's televised presidential debate, saying the event could shape the opinions of a large number of Americans who have yet to settle on their choice in what has been a bruising presidential election. After more than year of campaigning and attacking each other from afar, the two candidates will meet face to face for the first time, on a stage in Hempstead, N.Y. And as hard as it is to imagine, there remain enough undecided and loosely committed voters left that this nationally televised forum could produce one more pivot point in the campaign.

Pentagon chief, an expert on nukes, says little about them

As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon's $8 billion effort to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps, revealed by The Associated Press in the last three years.

Dollar edges lower ahead of US presidential debate

The dollar slipped Monday as traders shift focus from central bank policy to the US presidential election, while the Philippine peso tumbled to a seven-year low on worries over President Rodrigo Duterte's policies. Last week's currency trading was dominated by sharper monetary policy signals from the Bank of Japan and US Federal Reserve.

Tune in Alert: Hear Trump and Clinton face off in first debate

It's sure to be entertaining, and you will be able to hear it live and commercial-free on NEWSTALK 1010, the only Toronto radio station to air the first U.S. presidential debate. After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to confront each other face-to-face in the first presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.

Michelle Obama, George W. Bush hug, social media loves it

SEPTEMBER 24: President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC, before the museum opens to the public later that day. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall featuring African American history and culture in the US.

A Simple Way to Think About the Election


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The people who are for Donald Trump, are for him . And almost nothing he can say or do, or that can be said or revealed about him, will undercut that support.

NATO Blues

One Earth is a core group of players ranging in age from 12-85. "NATO Blues" is our first release with 5-6 additional tracks to be released throughout the remainder of 2016.

Nikkei falls on strong yen; U.S. presidential debate in focus


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TOKYO, Sept 26 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday morning, with sentiment soured by a strong yen and weakness on Wall Street, while investors turned their focus to the U.S. presidential debate. Traders said that most investors would be on the sidelines awaiting Monday evening's U.S. presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Suicide Gone Crazy

Chelsea Manning used to be a he before he became a she. As a soldier in the Iraq war he came into possession of numerous classified information, and decided to reveal what he had learned to the public.

Police Gone Strange

The only certainty we have these days is that at some point,somewhere, somehow, a black skinned person will be shot by the police whose task in life is to prevent people from getting shot. Among the latest examples is Tawon Boyd.

In Minnesota, Clinton 7 Atop Trump on Eve Of 1st Presidential Debate:

Minnesota's 10 Electoral Votes at this hour appear likely to remain blue, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities. When likely voters are presented with 4 candidates for President, including Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, both of whom are on the ballot in 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton tops Republican Donald Trump, 46% to 39%, with Johnson at 6% and Stein at 2%.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President

Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President - Donald Trump is a man who dwells in bigotry, bluster and false promises. - When Donald Trump began his improbable run for president 15 months ago, he offered his wealth and television celebrity as credentials, then slyly added a twist

Trump, Clinton to face off in first debate

In what may well turn out to be one of the most-watched events in American political history, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will gather here at Hofstra University for the first of three face-to-face debate showdowns over the next four weeks, with the race tightening in many state and national polls. Both sides did their best in recent days to set expectations, raise questions about the other candidate, and supposedly leak out tidbits about what their candidate is - or is not doing to get ready for these debates.

Why Trump remains a long shot

His weakness among suburban voters, especially women, leaves him trailing by about 7 points in Pennsylvania , and it is tough to construct a plausible scenario giving him the 270 electoral votes needed to win without the Keystone State. Similarly, his strength with blue collar men is likely not be enough to overcome his weakness among more-educated, middle class women in several other battleground states-even if not by such a wide margin.