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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels, Turks and Caicos hit – CNN

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

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The Latest: Bahamas no longer under hurricane warning – Miami Herald

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas are no longer under a hurricane warning as Hurricane Maria passes east of the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria continues to have maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph). The core of the storm was about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east-northeast of the…

McCain says he will vote no on GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that he does not support the latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dealing a major and potentially decisive blow to the last-ditch attempt to fulfill a seven-year GOP promise. McCain’s comments came on the same day that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who like McCain, voted against a GOP repeal bill in July, said she was likely to oppose the proposal, leaving…

What Would Happen if North Korea Tested an H-Bomb Over the Pacific? – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

If the North Koreans make good on their threat to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, they will be unleashing a blast from a not so distant past — and the fallout, both literal and political, poses real dangers for the world today. Widespread casualties and lasting environmental damage are in the realm of possibility, experts say, if the ongoing war of words between President Donald Trump and North…

Wisconsin elections system targeted by Russian hackers – Miami Herald

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Wisconsin’s voter registration system was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers before last year’s election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said Friday. The commission, which had long insisted it was not the subject of any hacking attempts, said it was notified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it had, in fact, been one of 21 states targeted. The attempted hack by “Russian government cyber actors” had no effect on Wisconsin’s…

Officials: No decision yet on travel ban replacement – Politico

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Demonstrators gather near the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images The six-nation ban is set to expire Sunday, leaving the administration a small window in which to replace the policy or let it fade away. By JOSH GERSTEIN and TED HESSON 09/22/2017 11:12 AM EDT Two days before President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations is set to run out,…

North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Shortly after Mr. Kim’s statement was released, his foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, delivered prepared remarks to reporters outside his hotel in New York, saying it was up to Mr. Kim to decide what to do, but that North Korea might conduct the “biggest ever hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific.” Mr. Ri could not have made such an alarming comment without approval from Mr. Kim, although some analysts question whether…

Comey convocation address derailed by angry protesters at Howard University – Fox News

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Why an investigation into James Comey may be warranted Former CIA officer Buck Sexton explains why an investigation in former FBI director James Comey — who is at the epicenter of the Hillary Clinton email scandal — may be warranted. Noisy protesters shouted and chanted over James Comey on Friday as he attempted to deliver a convocation address at Howard University, forcing him to delay his remarks and then…

‘Unfit’ Uber stripped of London license – Reuters

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. The capital’s transport regulator said the Silicon Valley technology giant’s approach and conduct was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle…

DeVos rescinds Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault cases – Fox News

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Secretary DeVos wrapping up ‘Rethink School’ tour Secretary of education provides insight on creative teaching methods on ‘Fox & Friends’ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday rescinded Obama-era guidelines for investigating allegations of sexual assault on campus, replacing them with guidelines she said would help schools “treat all students fairly.” DeVos, who has been highly critical of the Obama administration’s approach, had announced earlier this month she planned…

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targeted Facebook ads to influence the 2016 presidential election. In Myanmar, activists are accusing Facebook of censoring Rohingya Muslims, who are under attack from the country’s military. In Africa, the social network faces accusations that it helped human traffickers extort victims’ families by…

The Note: Fake news gets real after Facebook CEO reveals Russian ads – ABC News

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

THE TAKE with ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks Mark Zuckerberg just changed the conversation about Russian interference in US elections and made it much harder for folks at the White House to skirt the issue. President Trump, so far, has bristled at any insinuation that his win was tainted by Russian influence. And before Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook had sold over $100,000 in ads to Russian companies and fake Russian accounts,…

A short history of ‘dotard,’ the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. “I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. The North Korean leader’s warning about “fire,” which echoed President Trump’s August…

Sarah Palin in Alabama: The swamp is ‘trying to hijack this presidency’ – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin shakes hands with U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore in Montgomery, on Thursday. REUTERS/Tami Chappell MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At a rally for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in a historic train depot on Thursday evening, several of his prominent supporters took turns explaining why they think President Trump endorsed the Republican establishment’s pick for the seat instead of Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice known for his politically incorrect and often Trump-like…

Uber loses its license to operate in London – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety.  Private hire operators must meet rigorous regulations,…

Germany goes to the polls Sunday. Here’s what to expect. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Campaign posters featuring former president Barack Obama have gone up in Berlin. The posters highlight Obama’s support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in elections this month. (Griff Witte/The Washington Post) Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections that will determine the new government. Unlike France and the Netherlands, where people worried about a potential political earthquake if the far right…

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency — but at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government and starting to self-regulate. Here’s the nine-point plan Zuckerberg has devised to combat election…

Trump imposes new sanctions on North Korea; Kim says he will ‘tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire’ – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Thursday announced new financial sanctions targeting North Korea as his administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point. The new penalties seek to leverage the dominance of the U.S. financial system by forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do…

Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama GOP Senate Debate – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Mr. Moore mocked Mr. Strange’s grasping of the president’s coattails, accusing him of offering a one-note message and even being a tad obsessive. “I can’t tell you what the president thinks, I can’t tell you every move he makes, when he goes to the bathroom and when he doesn’t,” Mr. Moore shot back after Mr. Strange claimed that Mr. Trump had noticed the former judge’s apparent unfamiliarity with the Obama-era…

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: In Puerto Rico, the Storm ‘Destroyed Us’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico remained in the throes of chaos and devastation Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Maria continued to dump rain on the island — up to three feet in some areas. Flash flood warnings persisted, according to the National Hurricane Center, with “catastrophic” flooding “especially in areas of mountainous terrain.” The strikingly powerful storm had rendered an estimated 3.4 million people without power, and with the territory’s energy grid…

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