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US Army General to Lead to Puerto Rico Recovery Effort

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Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding! "Given the changing scope and conditions, DOD will adjust its concept of operations in Puerto Rico and transition from a short-term, sea-based response to a predominantly land-based effort created to provide robust, longer term support to (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and (to Puerto Rico)", Davis said. Read More »

Dave Strader, ex-Wings broadcaster, dies at 62

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Louis Blues, but the majority of his work took place with the first team that he worked for, the Adirondack Red Wings (AHL). Strader went on to call the Capitals-Maple Leafs first-round playoff series for NBC last season. The Detroit Red Wings family lost a legend today. Though he will be replaced in person by his play-by-play partner Daryl Reaugh , it's clear that no one will ever be able to truly replace Dave Strader . Read More »

Amiens-Lille abandoned after barrier collapses

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Somme prefect Philippe De Mester said the stadium was being refurbished but insisted the painting and roofing work has nothing to do with the collapse. "Police warned us that 200 very angry ultras were in the section reserved for Lille fans", Joannin said (via Sportskeeda.com ). "The league officials need to strongly think about travelling fans". Read More »

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine explodes

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Air France said passengers were being assisted and it was working to re-route them. The pilot soon came on over the loudspeaker and explained the jet had lost one of its engines and would be landing in Canada , Ms Adams said. The crew handed out meals as they waited on the runway for hours, but even with full bellies, she said some passengers grew restless. The plane landed 90 minutes later. Read More »

Puerto Rico Mayor Says She Won't Be "Distracted" By Trump's Twitter Attacks

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And that's exactly what the commander in chief did early Saturday morning, hours after the mayor of the island's capital city, San Juan demanded more help from the federal government. Virgin Islands, which were also hit by the hurricane. Hurricane Maria , the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, has killed at least 16 people on the island and more than 30 across the Caribbean. Read More »

NK official handling USA affairs begins Russian Federation visit

The ministry said Choe Son Hui, chief of the North American department of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, met with Oleg Burmistrov, a Russian diplomat dealing with the issue. Kim vowed to take the "highest-level" action against the United States as Trump threatened to "totally destroy" the North if forced to defend itself and its allies from a North Korean attack. Read More »

Trump to NFL: Ban kneeling during national anthem

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday again ripped protests by NFL players during the national anthem, claiming ratings are down and calling for a rules change. National Football League games so far in 2017 have seen an overall decline in TV ratings. Other players and coaches indicated that their teams would discuss as a group how they want to proceed next weekend during the anthem. Read More »

Militants attack Kabul airport during Mattis visit, USA strike hits civilians

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One missile hit its target, while the second accidentally struck a structure, killing the one civilian and wounding several others. A US-led military coalition spokesman said the USA forces fired two Hellfire missiles - typically mounted on attack helicopters or armed drone aircraft - at a building from which the insurgents had launched their mortar attack. Read More »

Former military man named as new leader of British UKIP

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Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage , who led the party's successful Brexit campaign, had warned UKIP would be "finished" if it embraced an anti-Islam platform. Bolton said after his unexpected victory that securing Britain's rapid exit from the European Union is the party's "core task". Last year, his wife gave birth to their daughter Victoria on a train that had just pulled into St Pancras Station - his third daughter. Read More »

APN to Trump: Fire Ambassador Friedman!

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Friedman, who has been vocally supportive of Israeli settlement projects in the past, re-affirmed his position that "the settlements are part of Israel ". Malki made the remarks ahead of a meeting between the U.S. President Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in West Bank city of Ramallah. Read More »

Health secretary Tom Price says he'll reimburse cost of charter flights

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He said he wasn't "sensitive enough" to the concerns the charters would create about the use of taxpayer dollars. 'Today, I will write a personal check to the US Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes. The HHS Secretary told Fox News last week he would take the criticism over his private plane use "to heart". Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price (L) receives a flu shot administered by registered nurse Sharon Walsh-Bonadies (R) during an event on ... Read More »

Google says will treat comparison shopping rivals equally

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The European Commission gave Google 90 days to change its behavior and that deadline ends this Friday. Google - a unit of Alphabet Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif. Instead, they argue, the ad slots in Google Shopping should be filled by an algorithm picking the most relevant offers-in much the same way as the firm selects its regular search results. Read More »

Five civilians wounded in attack on Kabul airport

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said the target had been Mattis. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg both escaped unharmed today after a visit to the Afghan capital city of Kabul . Read More »

140 pro-independence websites shut down in Catalonia

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The operation was to "place electoral material in custody" on the orders of the Catalan Prosecutor's office so that it could not be used in the Catalan independence referendum scheduled to be held on October 1, which the Spanish Constitutional Court has ruled illegal. Read More »

Bullying may have led to fatal NYC high school stabbing: friend

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The suspect had been feuding with the victims since the beginning of the school year. A counselor in the hallway confronted him and took the knife; he was walked to the assistant principal's office, where he sat until police arrived. The campus is home to about 1,100 students between the high school, middle school and elementary school, officials said. "We are working closely with the NYPD on the investigation and providing ongoing guidance support and counseling for the school community". Read More »

Alstom and Siemens to create 'European rail champion'

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However, the chief executive of the combined business is expected to be Alstom's boss, Henri-Poupart Lafarge. However, the German giant will be able to increase its stake to a majority after a period of four years. Customers will significantly benefit from a well-balanced larger geographic footprint, a comprehensive portfolio offering and significant investment into digital services. Read More »

Trump mulls cargo waiver for Puerto Rico as criticism builds

The president said his administration has "shipped massive amounts of food and water and supplies to Puerto Rico , and we are continuing to do it on an hourly basis". "Nobody can get him off Twitter", said one administration official. Last year, Sen. Marco Rubio, Fla., prevailed in the Republican primary, winning 70 percent of the vote, with Trump lagging far behind at 13 percent. Read More »

JGBs trade almost flat in subdued trade; focus shifts to snap election

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The move comes amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, and just weeks ahead of a crucial leadership transition in China. Whether that serves voters' interests is a different issue, especially given that Abe's LDP-Komeito ruling coalition already have a two-thirds majority grip on the lower chamber and faces no immediate problem in running the administration. Read More »