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Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of ‘He Can’t Hear’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews told reporters on Wednesday that Sanchez was shot after approaching officers while holding a metal pipe. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption toggle caption Sue Ogrocki/AP Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews told reporters on Wednesday that Sanchez was shot after approaching officers while holding a metal pipe. Sue Ogrocki/AP Police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was…

North Korea: Trump’s UN speech amounted to ‘the sound of a dog barking’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Fears of building’s collapse as rescuers race to reach girl trapped under rubble in Mexico – CNN

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

(This article, originally published at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, was updated at 5:00 a.m. Thursday with the latest information from the National Hurricane Center.) Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico Wednesday unleashing destructive winds, which knocked out power to the entire island, and “catastrophic” flooding. The storm, which continued to batter the island with torrential rain well into Wednesday night, regained some strength and is next set to scrape across the…

Obama: ‘Aggravating’ to See GOP Try to Unravel Obamacare – Newsmax

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Former President Barack Obama said at an event in New York on Wednesday it is “aggravating” to see lawmakers try to unravel Obamacare, The Hill reported. “Those of you who live in countries that already have universal healthcare are trying to figure out what’s the controversy here – I am too,” Obama said during his speech at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Goalkeepers” event. …

Trump’s puzzling speech to African leaders, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

President Trump delivered a brief speech to African leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, and in the span of about 800 words, he twice conjoined the names of two countries, Namibia and Zambia, creating the nonexistent nation of “Nambia,” and told the leaders that many of his friends go to Africa to “get rich.” Below are his full remarks, along with our annotations. (Note: This is a White House transcript,…

Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ with Russian billionaire during Trump’s presidential campaign – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the middle of Donald Trump‘s presidential run, then-campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by the Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s…

Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong Earthquakes – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo Rescuers worked on a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City on Tuesday. Credit Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times Two strong earthquakes, 12 days apart, have shaken Mexico this month, crumpling buildings, sending panicked people into the streets, and together killing hundreds of people who were unable to escape the destruction. Just before midnight on Sept. 7, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake — the most powerful to…

Hack of SEC Corporate Filing System May Have Led to Illicit Trading Profits – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top U.S. financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements, and may have profited from the information they stole. The hack of an aspect of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Edgar filing system occurred in 2016, the regulator said in a statement. But it wasn’t until last month that the…

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking that a message be sent to Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate with whom Manafort had done business in the…

Obama: ‘Aggravating’ to See GOP Try to Unravel Obamacare – Newsmax

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Former President Barack Obama said at an event in New York on Wednesday it is “aggravating” to see lawmakers try to unravel Obamacare, The Hill reported. “Those of you who live in countries that already have universal healthcare are trying to figure out what’s the controversy here – I am too,” Obama said during his speech at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Goalkeepers” event. …

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with devastating force – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island’s electrical grid and decimating some communities. With sustained winds of 155 mph at landfall — a strong Category 4 storm and nearly a Category 5 — Maria was so powerful that it disabled radar, weather…

Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mr. Mueller has also requested documents about the circumstances of the firing of Michael T. Flynn, who was Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser. Additionally, the special counsel has asked for documents about how the White House responded to questions from The Times about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. That meeting was set up by Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to get derogatory information from Russians…

At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Moments of Joy – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Many did, having rushed out before tumbling walls could trap them. Passers-by had also raced to the school immediately after the quake to pluck students from the cavities and openings of the buckled structure. But as the day and night wore on, mostly lifeless bodies were pulled from the wreckage, their names recorded by an army of volunteers keeping lists of the dead. By Wednesday morning, 30 students were still…

Melania Trump condemns bullying — and raises some eyebrows — in her first UN speech – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

NEW YORK — Melania Trump gave her most expansive remarks as first lady Wednesday, condemning bullying and calling on world leaders to take their responsibility for guiding the next generation seriously. “By our own example we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit,” Trump said at a luncheon she hosted for the spouses of world leaders at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations….

How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the meantime, analysts say, the individual insurance markets could face enormous changes. The legislation rolls back popular consumer protections in Obamacare, leaving each state to decide what minimum benefits must be covered or if customers with pre-existing illnesses should be protected from higher prices. Not every state would drop these provisions, but several might. One of the few Obamacare requirements that would remain is to allow children to stay…

Hurricane Maria live updates: Martinique spared, devastation in Dominica, Coast Guard to help in Puerto Rico – Miami Herald

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

A powerful Hurricane Maria is sweeping across the Caribbean, dealing some islands a second blow just days after Hurricane Irma thrashed the region. Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico just before dawn Wednesday as some 3.5 million people girded for a day of vicious winds and drenching rain expected to devastate the American territory. The Category 4 storm is expected to lash the island with winds of up to 160 miles…

More than 200 dead after magnitude 7.1 quake strikes Mexico; ‘death toll will rise’ – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

0 Shares More than 200 people, including 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to strike the country’s capital. Yesterday’s earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and caused extensive damage, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who…

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with force not seen in ‘modern history’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria raked across Puerto Rico Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, ripping roofs off buildings and filling homes with water, and knocking out power to the entire population. “Definitely Puerto Rico — when we can get outside — we will find our island destroyed,” Puerto Rico’s emergency management director, Abner Gomez, said at a midday press conference,…

Iranian president rips into Trump as a ‘rogue newcomer’ to world politics – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NEW YORK — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted President Trump on Wednesday for his “ignorant, absurd and hateful” speech before the United Nations a day earlier and vowed Iran would not be the first to walk away from the historic 2015 nuclear deal. Rouhani, during a 23-minute address at the U.N. General Assembly, never mentioned Trump by name. Instead he referred to him obliquely, at one point saying it would…

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