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Uber hires Dara Khosrowshahi as Chief Executive

Uber hires Dara Khosrowshahi as Chief Executive The ride-hailing company confirmed late August 29 in a note to employees that the former Expedia CEO had accepted the top job. He is a strong, visionary leader, has been a great mentor to many of us (me included), and I count him as a real friend. [Full Article...]

Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth

Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth It marked the strongest quarter of growth since the first quarter of 2015. However, history tells us that once rebuilding kicks in, the net impact of disasters on national GDP tends to be small and short-lived (even Katrina had no more than a fleeting effect on GDP growth), so we should still be on track for a solid economic performance through the rest of the year. [Full Article...]

U.S. conducts missile test over Pacific

U.S. conducts missile test over Pacific A sailor on the USS John Paul Jones triggered a self-destruct sequence by mistake. In July, the Air Force launched a medium-range ballistic missile over the Pacific that was intercepted by a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system at a complex in Kodiak, Alaska. [Full Article...]

I don't 'want to be disappointed by Congress' on tax cuts

I don't 'want to be disappointed by Congress' on tax cuts Trump is expected to encourage Congress to move forward on cutting tax rates and simplifying the tax code. In the speech, the president will argue that lowering individual and business tax rates will jump-start the American economy and creating millions of new jobs. [Full Article...]

Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters The deal is part of a cease-fire agreement along the Lebanon-Syria border between Lebanon's army and Hezbollah , and Syria's army. "We will not rule out strikes against IS fighters being moved ", Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Renews 'Mexico To Pay For Wall' Campaign Pledge

President Donald Trump Renews 'Mexico To Pay For Wall' Campaign Pledge He promised not just a wall but also that Mexico would pay for it. "With Mexico being one of the highest crime nations in the world, we must have THE WALL", Trump posted on Twitter. "As we work with the Mexicans in other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right", he said. Members of Trump's party criticized the pardon, including House Speaker Paul ... [Full Article...]

Body of missing North Dakota woman found

Body of missing North Dakota woman found Crews and Hoehn are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and other counts. A cause of death hasn't been released yet, and a full report isn't expected for weeks, officials said. While the details of the crime are still under investigation, it appears to be a case of what experts term "fetal abduction", when a baby is stolen from the womb of a pregnant mother. [Full Article...]

Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says

Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says Perez drove for about two and a half hours trying to find a safe way to his station. "Being the dedicated professional this man was, he followed our protocol which was to go to a secondary location, the nearest location he could get to", Acevedo said . [Full Article...]

Venezuela holds military drills after USA threat

Venezuela holds military drills after USA threat Venezuela on Sunday held its second day of nationwide military drills with civilians after calling on citizens to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack by USA forces. Washington's latest sanctions on Venezuela will not give the White House what it wants, according to the South American country's close ally China. [Full Article...]

Nurse Enjoyed Sending Patients Into Cardiac Arrest, Allegedly Killed 86

Nurse Enjoyed Sending Patients Into Cardiac Arrest, Allegedly Killed 86 The accused, a 40-year-old Niels Hoegel was jailed in February 2015 for killing two and for attempting to murder four other Intensive Care Unit patients in the Delmenhorst hospital near the northern city of Bremen. He faulted local health authorities for being slow to act. Authorities are already pursuing criminal cases against former staff at the two facilities. [Full Article...]

Protest turns violent as left and right-wing groups clash

Protest turns violent as left and right-wing groups clash San Francisco's mayor said Saturday's protests against a right-wing "freedom rally" that never happened were peaceful celebrations of love. Anti-fascist and anarchist protesters attacked when Joey Gibson of right-wing group Patriot Prayer arrived with a handful of supporters , reports the Los Angeles Times . [Full Article...]

Korea fires three missiles; USA says tests fail

Korea fires three missiles; USA says tests fail The ban also prohibits the expansion of any existing joint ventures... "We place confidence in our US Department of Defense capabilities and continue open communications with our federal and military partners". "The situation could escalate at any moment". North Korea, on the other hand, said the US-Japanese joint exercises were evidence that the United States planned to invade North Korea. [Full Article...]

Photo shows senior citizens sitting waist-deep in floodwater from Harvey

Photo shows senior citizens sitting waist-deep in floodwater from Harvey David Popoff, an emergency coordinator, told The Galveston County Daily News that helicopters brought the seniors to safety. Although the nursing home residents were rescued, Texas officials are asking those who need rescued not to use social media. [Full Article...]

Lebanon finds suspected remains of troops held by Daesh

Lebanon finds suspected remains of troops held by Daesh The group's War Media channel said the unilateral pause was "in the framework of a comprehensive agreement to end the battle in west Qalamun against Daesh (IS)". The Lebanese army had previously said there would be no negotiations with ISIL, though Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah suggested in a speech last week that his group might engage in talks with the extremists. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Gorka is 'completely wrong' on 'radical Islam' term

Tillerson: Gorka is 'completely wrong' on 'radical Islam' term Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and another California Democrat, Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland, introduced proposals on Friday to cut off two highly scrutinized White House aides' salaries, hours before one was reported out of the job. Gorka echoed comments Bannon made after he left the administration regarding the officials who now occupy the West Wing. But he operated outside of the National Securi... [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Trump 'speaks for himself' on American values

Tillerson: Trump 'speaks for himself' on American values When Wallace asked Tillerson if he was attempting to separate himself from the president and his comments, Tillerson said simply, "I've made my own comments as to our values as well in a speech I gave to the State Department this past week". [Full Article...]

Saudi-led force admits strike in Yemen's capital hit civilians

Saudi-led force admits strike in Yemen's capital hit civilians The World Health Organization estimates almost 8,400 civilians have been killed and 47,800 wounded since the Saudi-led alliance intervened. Worldwide rights groups have accused the Saudi-led coalition of bombing civilian areas including public gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across Yemen since the aerial campaign against Houthi rebels began in 2015. [Full Article...]

Major brawl breaks out between Tigers and Yankees

Major brawl breaks out between Tigers and Yankees The headline was the benches clearing brawl that took place in the 6th inning. Others who were fined for their actions during the incidents were Yankees manager Joe Girardi , Yankees bench coach/acting manager Rob Thomson, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner , Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle and Tigers shortstop José Iglesias. [Full Article...]

GCSE RESULTS: South Bucks district pupils praised for outstanding marks

GCSE RESULTS: South Bucks district pupils praised for outstanding marks Principal Sulina Piesse said: "We are immensely proud of our students who have worked so hard for these results and they thoroughly deserve this success". This year students have become the guinea pigs of the revised examination systems created to make it harder to score a good pass at GCSE, by bringing back the reliance on end-of-course final exams as the measurement system. [Full Article...]

Sadhvi rape: Punjab, Haryana on high alert

Sadhvi rape: Punjab, Haryana on high alert Men and women, some with children and babies, have spread out blankets and bed sheets, and settled down around the court complex, which is surrounded by security, to wait for the verdict . Train and bus services have been suspended. Mobile services, besides voice calls, have also been suspended in Chandigarh . "A meeting was held today and we made a decision to suspend mobile internet and data... [Full Article...]


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