by | September 29, 2017 | 08:24

Puerto Rico has long railed against the Jones Act, saying it raises the cost of imported basic commodities, such as food, clothing and fuel. The Trump administration has said a waiver is not needed this time, because there are enough USA flagged ships available to ferry goods to Puerto Rico.

by | September 29, 2017 | 08:19

Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi said insurgents captured and held Maruf for a few hours, and seized weapons and other items before leaving the district. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack and Danish said the police were investigating. A USA air strike launched in support of Afghan forces who had confronted the attackers caused "several casualties" when a missile malfunctioned, a statement by the NATO-led Resolute Force mission said.

by | September 29, 2017 | 08:12

The "framework", for example, intends to slash the corporate tax rate, eliminate the estate for millionaires and billionaires, and to the delight of the higher-end earners, repeals the Alternative Minimum Tax . Despite those worries, insurers on Wednesday signed contracts with the government that will result in every US county having at least one company selling Obamacare plans.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:40

As Hurricane Maria slowly moves northward and closer to North Carolina, Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for parts of the state. Hyde County commissioners ordered the evacuation on the island still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Jose.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:38

Taking part in this event were 14 Diet members who had hitched their wagons to Japan's newest party, headed by Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko, including some high-profile defectors from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the main opposition Democratic Party.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:22

South Korean lawmakers were told that Washington had put its pledge on the deployment in writing, confirmed Park. By highlighting the possibility of a potential military clash on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea may be trying to create a distraction as it works behind the scenes to advance its nuclear weapons development , said Du Hyeogn Cha, a visiting scholar at Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:20

The US and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. In wartime, the USA commander would assume control of South Korean forces as well, but it is not an automatic transfer of command.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:13

Twitter officials are meeting behind closed doors with House and Senate intelligence committee staff to discuss Russian efforts to use Twitter during the 2016 election, as well as potential changes ahead of the next USA election cycle, according to intelligence committee sources.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:15

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Cape Lookout, North Carolina , to Duck, North Carolina, including the Albemarie and Pamlico sounds. It is a weak hurricane and is expected to weaken into a tropical storm by Wednesday . Luckily, a cold front in the United States is expected to push Maria out to sea during the second half of the week, limiting the storm's impact on the rest of the east coast.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:09

Under the Act, for a ship to be allowed cabotage, or transportation of goods and people between two harbors in the same country, it has to satisfy all three of these conditions: be United States built, USA owned, and US-flag-carrying (which means the ship is registered as American).

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:02

So when Lewis took to not one but both of his knees during the national anthem on Sunday, it was stunning to many of his fans and they let him know it on social media. Since becoming a free agent, however, Kaepernick is now without a team and his supporters have argued that he remains unsigned because of his activism.

by | September 29, 2017 | 07:01

Tropical storm warnings remained in effect from Bogue Island north to the Virginia-North Carolina border, including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. Hurricane Maria is now nearing Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, whereas Hurricane Lee is moving towards Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ).

by | September 29, 2017 | 06:52

Gatto is a marketing executive with Adidas. "We were made aware of the Department of Justice's investigation this morning and we are cooperating fully with the FBI and the U.S. His attorney Martin Dietz declined to comment. Emanuel "Book" Richardson, right, with Talbott Denny during a practice last season, has helped UA recruit many East Coast players.

by | September 29, 2017 | 06:52

As Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico begin to respond to a humanitarian crisis, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin announced Tuesday that the Diocese of Providence, through its Mission Office, is donating $10,000 to the Archdiocese of San Juan to assist with hurricane relief efforts.

by | September 29, 2017 | 06:50

Bollywood actor Salman Khan who is all set to return on the small screen with Bigg Boss season 11 was in limelight regarding his paycheck for the show which is going to be huge this time. Even I complaint about it on Saturdays and now on Saturday and Sunday but I enjoy it. This time there were reports that Salman, 51, was being paid a whoping Rs 11 crore per episode for " Bigg Boss ".

by | September 29, 2017 | 06:30

This is the fourth named tropical storm to impact the islands in the past two years. Following a mandatory evacuation of Ocracoke Island, officials also issued a mandatory evacuation for visitors on Hatteras Island effective at 12 p.m. The National Hurricane Centre said the system is heading east at about 13mph with winds of 70mph and higher gusts. Maria is expected to move away from the North Carolina coast through Thursday.

by | September 29, 2017 | 05:24

Meantime, hopefully Puerto Rico will get better help than did Haiti, where the corrupt Clintons somehow got ahold of the operation and milked it to the benefit of them and their cronies. The Pentagon has appointed Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan to lead all military hurricane efforts in Puerto Rico, according to multiple US Defense officials.

by | September 29, 2017 | 05:24

The British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, described the situation as "an unacceptable tragedy" after visiting Myanmar and meeting leaders including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has faced scathing criticism and calls for her Nobel prize to be withdrawn.

by | September 29, 2017 | 04:41

Denver has made it clear that ICE needs to obtain a criminal warrant before an immigration detainer is granted (doing otherwise has been ruled unconstitutional), and that it does honor notification of release requests from ICE. No one who is registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - which provides protection from deportation for people brought to the country illegally as children by their parents - were targeted in the operation, officials said.

by | September 29, 2017 | 04:24

The last of the Russian arsenal was "destroyed at the Kizner chemical weapons destruction facility in the Udmurt Republic", the OPCW said. The US is already more than five years past its initial deadline for eliminating its chemical weapons arsenal, but doesn't plan to complete the job before 2023.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:53

Rauner, who's up for re-election in 2018, also reiterated his longstanding belief in abortion rights. "I personally am pro-choice". In April , Rauner said he would veto the bill, but reversed course after meeting with activist groups both for and against the legislation.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:43

Ellsworth's 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed to Guam in July. "You have seen unanimous United Nations security council resolutions passed that have increased the pressure.on the North and at the same time we maintain the capability to deter North Korea's most unsafe threats", he added.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:27

Brand South Africa , the agency set up to promote the country's economic activities overseas, on Thursday expressed concern at South Africa's poor performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (WEF GCI).According to Brand SA, the country now ranks 61 out of 137 economies assessed in the annual survey published here.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:55

The Jones Act , enacted after World War I, requires that ships traveling from one USA port to another must be American-flagged vessels with US crews. An assessment by the DHS showed there was "sufficient capacity" of USA -flagged vessels to move commodities to Puerto Rico, spokesman Gregory Moore said in a statement to Reuters and NBC News.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:40

Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1980 term. Mr Justice Clarke warned that it was "abundantly clear" the workload of the individual judges of the Court of Appeal was "beyond what can reasonably be expected". Chief Judge Joseph Lee of the state Court of Appeals , who said he had been practicing law or serving as a judge for more than 40 years, said he was still nervous participating in the event with the U.S.