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Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

Bipartisan health care fix dies in SenateThe Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.



Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged AttackLess than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.



Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm

Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After StormLuis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.



Trump praises nonexistent African country 'Nambia' in speech to African leaders

Trump praises nonexistent African country 'Nambia' in speech to African leadersPresident Trump made a major blunder during his United Nations speech on Wednesday.



George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.



Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."



WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes Viral

WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes ViralIt was a rough day for this teacher.



Mexico Schoolgirl's Wiggling Fingers Bring Hope After 2 Others Rescued From Quake Rubble

Mexico Schoolgirl's Wiggling Fingers Bring Hope After 2 Others Rescued From Quake RubbleThe school was among 40 buildings that collapsed during Tuesday's massive earthquake.



Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After IrmaWhen Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.



How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and AmericaUltimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.



Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troopsRussia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.



Maria: Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without Power

Maria: Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without PowerIn the wake of Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is unreachable by land or phone as communications systems are shattered and vast swaths of the island are flooded.



Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech Did Not Go Down Well

Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech Did Not Go Down WellThe irony of Melania Trump’s anti-bullying speech at the United Nations on Wednesday was not lost on Twitter users.



Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunriseWildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.



Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel carsBy Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.



Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."



Powerball Winner Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting a Child

Powerball Winner Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting a ChildPedro Quezada won $338 million in 2013



These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And WalesIn May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.



GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting moveGeneral Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.



Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's LawyerWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.



A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too

A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, TooMaria “will essentially devastate most of the island,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said earlier this week. “After Irma, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and helped others,” he said, according to USA Today. Fewer than half of Americans, however, even realize that Puerto Ricans are American citizens.



Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.



10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:



Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.



Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda AffiliateThe U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.



Former Hugo Boss Model Sentenced for Murdering Reality Star Loredana Nesci

Former Hugo Boss Model Sentenced for Murdering Reality Star Loredana NesciThe boyfriend of Sundance TV reality star Loredana Nesci was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty Friday of second-degree murder



Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black PeopleMuslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.



Uber ban divides opinion - how Telegraph readers, Londoners and black cab drivers reacted

Uber ban divides opinion - how Telegraph readers, Londoners and black cab drivers reactedTransport for London’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence has proved  divisive with Londoners. The authority has deemed the car-hailing app is "not fit and proper" to hold the licence in a decision today. Announcing its ruling, TfL said: "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications". Uber has said it intends to immediately challenge the decision and has 21 days to lodge an appeal. If it does the service will continue to operate as normal until the challenge is finished. Otherwise its licence will expired on Saturday September 30. Uber vs black cabs The service has become popular with Londoners since it launched in the capital in 2012 due to its comparatively low fares. Uber says it now has 3.5 million London users and 40,000 drivers. As such the ruling has provoked a heated reaction online and on social media. Telegraph readers were split on the decision Uber - reader comments On social media many Londoners have been left in disbelief  How can London be a 21st century city if it crushes 21st century innovation & new business models at the behest of a sodding Union? #Uber— Emily Barley (@ThinkEmily) September 22, 2017 #TFL shows it’s not fit for purpose. It can’t stand to see #uber, an efficient, popular service in London not run by their monopoly.— Simon Bates (@Happysam69) September 22, 2017 Back to paying through the nose for taxis & not being able to find one late at night! Bad day for consumers! ��������— Andrew Byron (@AndrewByron) September 22, 2017 This is outrageous !!! What are we going to use now when we are reliant on them - we don't like other providers #uberrocks— Rola Haddad (@Tikkyboo) September 22, 2017 40,000 unemployed. Win for protectionism. Why bother competing for customers when your Labour mayor will just banish the competitors? #Uber— Ryan Hopkins (@RyanHopkins_) September 22, 2017 Some critics raised safety concerns Loosing #Uber makes london more unsafe for young people, especially students who can't afford the ridiculous rates of black cabs.— Lauren Powell (@powell6269) September 22, 2017 Are TfL going to speed up the night tube now?? How will people get home safely if #uber isn't there?! Black cabs are too expensive— Foodie Flo (@foodieflo1985) September 22, 2017 TFL's decision was welcomed by other Londoners Uber's tenure in the capital has not been without controversy and many had praise for TFL's decision. Since its introduction Uber has faced fierce opposition from taxi drivers and other critics over its treatment of drivers and claims it has added to congestion. The company has been criticised over the way it reports criminal offences and how medical certificates were obtained. TfL said Uber had also failed to explain how it used "Greyball" a controversial software it has employed elsewhere to evade authorities. Finally TFL has woken up undoubtedly the correct decision, well done.— Stuart Reid (@Stuts75) September 22, 2017 Not sure why ppl are blaming Sadiq & TfL when Uber have been 100% aware of the rules they've been breaking. They could have changed & didn't— L Janta-Lipinski (@jantalipinski) September 22, 2017 As the son of a black cab driver, I'm not too sad that Uber, whose passengers are at risk, might lose its licence.— Josh Spero (@joshspero) September 22, 2017 A massive congratulations to ALL drivers G/B or Y/B, ALL Orgs & affected families that fought back tirelessly. Today justice was served.— United Cabbies Group (@UnitedCabbies) September 22, 2017



Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City schoolRescue workers search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City.



Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their Word

Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their WordThe fate of health care for millions of Americans appears to rest on the shoulders of a trio of Republican senators who split with their party and voted to block Obamacare repeal two months ago.



Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich

Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get RichAfrica is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday.



Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To Ibiza

Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To IbizaThe woman claims she and her service dog had all of the necessary paperwork but were booted off the flight prior to takeoff.



Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto RicansBy Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed. Cruz was one of thousands of Puerto Ricans picking through the wreckage left by Maria after the hurricane devastated basic services on the debt-laden U.S. territory, pitching most of its 3.4 million residents into darkness as night fell. Crashing into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Maria flipped the tops off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.



Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of 'counter-measures' against Kurd vote

Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of 'counter-measures' against Kurd voteTurkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq's Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified "counter-measures" if it goes ahead with the vote. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a rare trilateral meeting Wednesday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, days ahead of the non-binding September 25 referendum. Ankara and Tehran fear independence for the Kurds of northern Iraq would embolden their own Kurdish minorities, and Baghdad has bitterly opposed the plebiscite.



Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort HimHart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."



8 Wellness Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

8 Wellness Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss



Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxesWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.



Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning EarpieceOn Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.



'The Sound of a Dog Barking.' North Korea Dismisses Trump's Threats

'The Sound of a Dog Barking.' North Korea Dismisses Trump's ThreatsNorth Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country.



Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After IrmaStaff at a Florida nursing home where nine patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.



Alabama Senate Frontrunner: Evolution Is Fake And Homosexuality Should Be Illegal

Alabama Senate Frontrunner: Evolution Is Fake And Homosexuality Should Be IllegalU.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has approached his work over the decades as he once approached mastering kickboxing and building a house with own hands: with laser focus and a fervent belief that he has God on his side.



Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more hit the runway for Milan Fashion Week

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more hit the runway for Milan Fashion WeekAfter a whirlwind seven days in New York for Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner and the rest of her model pals hopped across the pond to London, and now Milan, to strut their stuff down more runways.



Theresa May rebukes Donald Trump at UN for his threat to pull out of Paris climate change deal

Theresa May rebukes Donald Trump at UN for his threat to pull out of Paris climate change dealTheresa May issued a thinly veiled rebuke to Donald Trump for threatening to pull out of Paris Climate accord last night. In the speech the Prime Minister also threatened to withhold tens of millions of pounds from the United Nations' budget until it reforms the way it is run and can demonstrate better value for money. The comments came moments before Mrs May met with Mr Trump at a summit on the margins of the UN general assembly in New York.  Mr Trump announced in June that America was withdrawing from the Paris deal, arguing that it disadvantaged businesses and would impoverish the US. The US president said he would “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States”. Theresa May meets Donald Trump at the UN 00:52 But in her speech to world leaders at the United Nations, Mrs May singled out the Paris deal as an  example of how  countries can work together to promote "fairness, justice and human rights". She said it was "the fundamental values that we share – values of fairness, justice and human rights –that have created the common cause between nations to act together in our shared interest and form the multilateral system.  "And it is this rules based system which we have developed – including the institutions, the international frameworks of free and fair trade; agreements such as the Paris Climate Change accord; and laws and conventions like the Non-Proliferation Treaty – which enables the global co-operation through which we can protect those values." Mrs May added that it was important that "nations honour their responsibilities and play their part in upholding and renewing a rules-based international order that can deliver prosperity and security for us all". Later Mrs May also took aim at Syria and North Korea, accusing them of "deliberately flouting – for their own gain - the rules and standards that have secured our collective prosperity and security". Mrs May, who is expected back in London on Thursday morning, also said that Britain would start to fund the UN based on its results. She said: "The UN and its agencies must win our trust by proving to us and the people we represent that they can deliver.  "That is why we will remain generous in our funding but set aside 30% to be paid only to those parts of the UN that achieve sufficient results." Britain annually gives £90million to fund the core operations of the UN which means that around £30million could be held back by London every year. Examples included bringing together different UN bodies under one roof in countries to save money and being more open about the UN's expenditure. Separately Mr Trump said he has made a decision on the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after he was attacked by Iran's president Hassan Rouhani as an ignorant ingénue who spoke with “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric”. Mr Trump will announce his decision on the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for removing some economic sanctions on October 15.  On Tuesday Mr Trump used his maiden address to the UN general assembly to single out Iran as “a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy,” adding that their “chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos.” Yesterday Mr Rouhani shot back, telling the UN general assembly: “The ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric, filled with ridiculously baseless allegations, that was uttered before this august body yesterday, was not only unfit to be heard at the United Nations - which was established to promote peace and respect between nations - but indeed contradicted the demands of our nations from this world body to bring governments together to combat war and terror,” said Mr Rouhani. “We never threaten anyone; but we do not tolerate threats from anyone. Our discourse is one of dignity and respect, and we are unmoved by threats and intimidation."



Is Nibiru Real? What NASA Said About ‘Planet X’

Is Nibiru Real? What NASA Said About ‘Planet X’If Nibiru were heading toward Earth, it would be visible to the naked eye.



Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been NextWhen she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."



California condors return to the skies after near extinction

California condors return to the skies after near extinctionBIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.



Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In October 2017

Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In October 2017Things are getting stranger on Netflix in October, but you might want to hold off before celebrating.



U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony WeinerU.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election. "Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year-old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online," prosecutors said in a filing in Manhattan federal court. "Such conduct warrants a meaningful sentence of incarceration." A lawyer for Weiner, who is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote next Monday, could not immediately be reached for comment.



These are the best US airlines for collecting miles and rewards points

These are the best US airlines for collecting miles and rewards pointsAlaska Airlines' loyalty program has been named the best elite status scheme in a new study by a leading site for frequent flyers. 



Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuseBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his papacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again. Francis surprised members of the commission by putting aside his entire prepared speech and chatting to them.



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