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Month: September 2017

News: 29 September 2017

Puerto Ricans line up for fresh water. @ Getty Images

Puerto Ricans: Trump’s relief efforts are a ‘disaster’

Puerto Rico Rejects Loan Offers, Accusing Hedge Funds of Trying to Profit Off Hurricanes

Royal Caribbean evacuates thousands from San Juan and the Caribbean

State Department orders nonessential diplomats and families out of Cuba following mysterious attacks

Has Washington forgotten about us? One year passes with no US ambassador to Australia

Racial slurs written on dorm room boards of black Air Force Academy cadet candidates

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Stuck Taxpayers For $12,000 Charter Flight

California lawmaker wants to ban gas car sales after 2040

Fake black activist accounts linked to Russian government

Putin critic Navalny detained by police before pre-election rally

– Musk Wants to Build a Rocket That Will Get You Anywhere on Earth in an Hour

Sen. Wyden Slams Pai on Senate Floor, Says FCC chair is on side of ‘big cable’

News: 28 September 2017

– White House waives Jones Act in response to Puerto Rico devastation

– Pitbull sends private plane to Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients

U.S. student held in North Korea died of oxygen starved brain: coroner

China says North Korean businesses in country will shut within 120 days of U.N. resolution

‘Yes’ to Kurdistan: 92 Percent of Iraq’s Kurds Voted for Independence, Official Results Show

Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote

– American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner, Has Died

San Francisco sues Equifax on behalf of 15 million Californians affected by the breach

LAPD Officer Arrested in Fatal Crash Posted ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Video From Bar Hours Before Collision

– Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson

Russian-linked Twitter accounts stoked NFL anthem debate

Warner sees Reddit as potential target for Russian influence

Monsanto banned from European parliament


News: 27 September 2017

America denies Puerto Rico request for waiver to bring vital fuel and supplies to island

‘This doesn’t feel like a first-class response’: Puerto Ricans slam Trump’s claim of ‘amazing’ aid after Maria

101st Airborne Division deploying to Puerto Rico as recovery effort lags

Mattis target of failed Kabul airport rocket attack, Taliban says

Trump deleted his tweets that endorsed Luther Strange after Roy Moore’s win in Alabama

Democrats flip two seats in state special elections

State police director’s FB post: NFL players who take knee during anthem are ‘degenerates’

Tennessee church shooter admits to crime as bizarre Facebook posts surface

– ‘Why Don’t You Go Back to Mexico, Speak English’: Woman Records Man’s Racist Rant at Goodwill Store in Oklahoma

Britain warns Boeing it might miss out on business over Bombardier row

Merkel welcomes ‘a lot of material’ from Macron on EU reform

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

News: 26 September 2017

Does Trump care about Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims?

Hundreds Remain Stranded At Puerto Rico’s Largest Airport

Twitter Explains Why Trump North Korea Tweet Wasn’t Removed

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

Democrat Elijah Cummings begins probe into Jared Kushner’s private emails

Voicemails from nursing home where 11 died after Irma were deleted by governor’s office

Senate GOP weighs how to fail on Obamacare

Equifax CEO steps down after data breach; he’ll still get $18-million pension

NCAA basketball coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies

Study claims cannabis may prevent people from doing hard drugs

Target to raise its minimum wage to $11 per hour, promising $15 by 2020

News: 25 September 2017

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

Donald Trump criticised for silence over Puerto Rico disaster

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico officials describe ‘apocalyptic’ conditions

Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

Tom Brady on Trump: ‘I certainly disagree with what he said’

German elections 2017: Angela Merkel wins fourth term but AfD makes gains – as it happened

Japan’s Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

400 college professors say you should be able to sue Equifax and other financial institutions

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Approval rating for Brazil’s Temer plummets: poll

Australian space agency to employ thousands and tap $420b industry, Government says


News: 22 September 2017

Desperate rescue effort after Hurricane Maria toll climbs to 33

Mexico: Watching the search for a missing girl who turned out not to exist

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

Russia denies use of Facebook ads in 2016 election

D.C. court rules tracking phones without a warrant is unconstitutional

Ride-hailing app Uber loses licence to operate in London

Study: Flint water killed unborn babies; many moms who drank it couldn’t get pregnant

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

Northern Michigan University The First In U.S. To Train Undergrads For Marijuana Industry

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Chile to be the first American country to ban plastic bags in coastal cities

The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales

News: 21 September 2017

Mexico earthquake latest: rescuers keep searching as death toll climbs to 250

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Facing Months Without Power

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

Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 tremors hit east coast

Fed Agency Urging Corporate Cybersecurity Upgrades Is Hacked

Equifax sends breach victims to fake notification site

‘He Can’t Hear You!’: Deaf Man Shot Dead by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Scream in Horror

France calls for UN action on Rohingya ‘genocide’

Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte ‘dictatorship’

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala


News: 20 September 2017

More than 200 dead after magnitude-7.1 quake strikes Mexico; “death toll will rise”

Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico after killing 7 people in Dominica

UK police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack

Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech ‘dangerous’

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

Erdogan: Trump apologized to me over brawl between Turkish bodyguards and protesters

There is meddling in Germany’s election — not by Russia, but by U.S. right wing

German World War I submarine discovered intact with 23 bodies inside

Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum

‘I will have my boat stolen’: final days of British kayaker killed in Brazil

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics

Apple cuts cookies – but there is more to come in the online advertising arms race


News – 19 September 2017

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Maria now a Category 5 storm

Category 4 Hurricane Maria Takes Aim at Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Trump warns U.S. will “destroy” North Korea in UN General Assembly speech

Trump suggests US will have military parade on July 4

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed

– Canada won’t do business with Boeing while it’s ‘busy trying to sue us,’ Trudeau says

Canada flagged as hidden $14 trillion credit bubble stokes global crisis fears

Several people facing charges following protests at Georgia Tech

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People Seized in Single NYC Bust: Prosecutors

News – 18 September 2017

Evidence leads investigators unraveling London subway plot to foster home

Hurricane Maria expected to hammer Caribbean again, Jose to bring rain to northeast

Trump takes on a new cause: ‘Make the United Nations great’

Three killed, 16 injured after tour bus slams into MTA bus in Queens

St. Louis protests over Jason Stockley not-guilty verdict resume after arrests

Michael Flynn Family Sets Up Legal Defense Fund

Equifax Stock Sales Are the Focus of U.S. Criminal Probe

German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast’s Piriform says

Salt Lake County Jail Federal hate crime charges filed in Draper stun cane case

‘I was just doing my job’: Soviet officer who averted nuclear war dies at age 77

Pot decriminalization law goes into effect in New Hampshire