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IL children health insurance at risk IL children health insurance at risk
- October 05, 2017

Without reauthorization, providers are anxious millions of children will lose access to care. EW: The federal government requires the state to provide CHIP coverage to a certain segment of the population, whether or not the federal funding is actually there. (more...)
Palestinian PM arrives in Gaza, first visit since 2015 Palestinian PM arrives in Gaza, first visit since 2015
- October 05, 2017

In a move toward reconciliation, the Palestinian Authority, led by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, held its meeting in the besieged Gaza Strip for the first time in three years. One major issue which the PA and Hamas will have to negotiate is what the latter calls "armed resistance" - what Israel and many others would call terrorism. (more...)
Erdogan And Rouhani Threaten Sanctions Against Iraqi Kurdistan Erdogan And Rouhani Threaten Sanctions Against Iraqi Kurdistan
- October 05, 2017

Turkey will take stronger steps in retaliation for the Kurdish referendum last week, and has already taken some steps to coordinate with the Iraqi central government and Iran, Erdogan said in Tehran . Iraqi Prime Minster Haider al-Abadi ordered all airspace above Iraqi Kurdistan closed to commercial air traffic, until Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government or KRG, hands over control of the regions airports to Baghdad. (more...)
Facebook advertisements related to Moscow broadcast in Wisconsin and MI Facebook advertisements related to Moscow broadcast in Wisconsin and MI
- October 05, 2017

The Russian operatives then made use of a Facebook "re-targeting" tool, called Custom Audiences, to deliver particular ads and messages to voters who had viewed those sites say people accustomed with the investigation who expressed on the condition of anonymity to dispense details from an ongoing investigation. (more...)
Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords Call for Sensible Gun Control Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords Call for Sensible Gun Control
- October 04, 2017

Most Democrats argue that the incidents heighten the need for tighter gun laws, while most Republicans say Americans should have a greater ability to protect themselves. "We have got to do more to prevent events like this moving forward". Critics say efforts to ease the restrictions will allow more criminals to use them and will make it hard to detect when and where a shooting is taking place. (more...)
Couple Describe Witnessing Las Vegas Shooting Couple Describe Witnessing Las Vegas Shooting
- October 04, 2017

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the Las Vegas shooting shows that, "the time for hand-wringing and soul-searching is over". Last month, a House committee advanced a bill, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, that would make it easier to buy firearm silencers, which are treated akin to machine guns and explosives by federal authorities. (more...)
Active Shooter Reported Near Las Vegas Casino Hotel During Country Music Festival Active Shooter Reported Near Las Vegas Casino Hotel During Country Music Festival
- October 04, 2017

CST, as CMA, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and the city's mayor, Megan Barry , announced collectively Monday afternoon along with heartfelt statements about the horrific incident. Police say 64-year old Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others. If we lose sight of that, we've lost everything. (more...)
Family of Kim Jong-nam Asked Some Countries for Protective Help Family of Kim Jong-nam Asked Some Countries for Protective Help
- October 04, 2017

Siti and Huong are accused of smearing the deadly nerve agent on the victim's face and eyes. While pointing fingers at North Korea for Kim's death, Sathasivam said the dose of VX given to Kim was on the high side as he showed symptoms within minutes. (more...)
Myanmar proposes to take back Rohingya refugees from B'desh Myanmar proposes to take back Rohingya refugees from B'desh
- October 03, 2017

More than half a million Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh over the last five weeks after militant attacks on police checkposts there sparked violent reprisals, with entire villages burned to the ground. Suu Kyi has no power over security policy under a military-drafted constitution and the public in Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has surged over recent years, largely supports the offensive against the insurgents. (more...)
Jersey to be hit by two ex-hurricanes Jersey to be hit by two ex-hurricanes
- October 03, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan promises that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will "have what they need". On Sunday, models reached a greater consensus over the ultimate fate of Maria, tracking the storm parallel to the East Coast for the next 72 hours before getting quickly pushed out to sea by the end of the week. (more...)
Death toll rises to 23 in stampede at Elphinstone foot overbridge Death toll rises to 23 in stampede at Elphinstone foot overbridge
- October 02, 2017

In a blistering attack on its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena on Friday termed the stampede in which 22 persons were killed on a narrow foot overbridge here as a "public massacre". "There was nobody helping, it was very suffocating, and we just wanted to get out of there - and fell on each other". The Elphinstone Station tragedy that took place on September 29, 2017 , left a dampener on the festivities of Dussehra and Vijayadashmi. (more...)
Police searching for suspect after officer injured in altercation near Eskimos game Police searching for suspect after officer injured in altercation near Eskimos game
- October 02, 2017

Edmonton police chief Rod Knetch told reporters that a man driving a white Chevy Malibu rammed into a routine police traffic control point, just outside the Edmonton Eskimos stadium at around 8:15 pm on Saturday evening. Knecht said he thinks the attacker, thought to be in his 30s, acted alone. August 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during ... (more...)
Hundreds Arrested in Immigration Raids on 'Sanctuary' Cities Hundreds Arrested in Immigration Raids on 'Sanctuary' Cities
- October 02, 2017

Federal authorities said the ICE operation this week focused on those with criminal convictions , gang members and immigration fugitives. "It's not the driver with a broken taillight that they would like you to think ... Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, who is chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Seattle has claimed that the city believes it's in compliance with federal laws . (more...)
French football game is abandoned after safety barrier collapses French football game is abandoned after safety barrier collapses
- October 02, 2017

Amiens hospital said that 29 people were injured in the collapse. The incident occured in the 15th minute as the visiting fans celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure's scoring the opening goal. The LFP, which runs the top two divisions in France, said the decision to stop the match was taken after an emergency meeting involving the league's match delegate, the presidents of the two clubs and the chief of police. (more...)
Yosemite climber Andrew Foster died saving wife from rockfall Yosemite climber Andrew Foster died saving wife from rockfall
- October 01, 2017

They flew out for the Yosemite trip from Heathrow Airport on 11 September and had spent two weeks at the national park. "They're probably shitting their trousers right now", says Edwards. This version corrects that DeGrazio saw the cloud of rock dust from the top of the Half Dome rock formation, not from the top of El Capitan. One person was hurt. (more...)
Russian, North Korea Diplomats To Meet In Moscow On September 29 Russian, North Korea Diplomats To Meet In Moscow On September 29
- October 01, 2017

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova declined to give details, but said her ministry would issue a statement after the meeting. "Diplomacy is our preferred approach", Nauert told a regular briefing. Russian Federation has warned of "catastrophic consequences" if military conflict is allowed to break out on the Korean peninsula. Nauert said Friday's talks would follow a visit to Moscow by the US special envoy for North Korea, Joseph Yun, about two weeks ago. (more...)
BIG will design massive Mars simulation city in the United Arab Emirates BIG will design massive Mars simulation city in the United Arab Emirates
- September 30, 2017

The massive 1.9 million-square-foot, 500 million United Arab Emirates dirham ($140 million)-space simulation center will be built in the desert of the United Arab Emirates and is meant to be a "viable and realistic model" for simulated living on Mars. (more...)
Stampede at Mumbai Railway Station Kills at Least 22 Stampede at Mumbai Railway Station Kills at Least 22
- September 30, 2017

Anticipating the stampede or accident to happen two Members of Parliament of Shiv Sena, Arvind Sawant and Rahul Shewale had written to the Ministry of Railways in 2015, two years before Friday's stampede at Elphinstone Road foot overbridge. (more...)
Pentagon welcomes Russia's elimination of its chemical stockpile Pentagon welcomes Russia's elimination of its chemical stockpile
- September 30, 2017

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov on September 27 said the trip had "extremely pragmatic" goals, according to Russia's official TASS news agency. "Today the last chemical ammunition from Russia's chemical weapon stockpile will be destroyed", Putin said in televised remarks. (more...)
Johnston Mom, 30 Arrested After She Going Europe Vacation in Germany Johnston Mom, 30 Arrested After She Going Europe Vacation in Germany
- September 30, 2017

On Sept. 21, Johnston police were called to Macke's home after receiving a report that young children were left unsupervised in the house. Social media posts suggested it was a social trip, Johnson Police Lieutenant Lynn Aswegan said. The Iowa Department of Human Services took custody of the abandoned children before handing them over to relatives. Police consulted with local prosecutors before filing charges and considered the distance, duration of the absence and ages of the children, ... (more...)