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Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-check

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:09 | Dylan Stableford

Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-checkHostra University students playing the roles of the candidates and moderator go through a rehearsal for the first presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sunday. On the eve of the first presidential debate of the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on Sunday that she doesn’t believe moderators should fact-check the candidates. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to get the moderator into essentially serving as the Encyclopedia Britannica,” Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said in an interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources” from Hofstra University, where Monday’s debate, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, will be held.

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:25 | Associated Press

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouseAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.

U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely known

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:49 | Reuters

U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely knownEurope's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen . Testifying before a European Parliament committee investigating foul play on diesel-car emissions tests, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Christopher Grundler said new EU testing rules were far from enough. "The European test cycle has been acknowledged quite broadly since the 1990s to be inadequate," Grundler, director of the EPA's transportation and air quality office, said in a written answer to lawmakers' questions.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:12 | AFP

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday. Speaking at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota near the Canadian border, he accused Moscow of "nuclear saber-rattling," expressing concerns over Russia's push to overhaul its atomic weapons systems. It "raises serious questions about its leaders' commitment to strategic stability, their regard for long-established accords against using nuclear weapons, and whether they respect the profound caution that Cold War-era leaders showed with respect to brandishing nuclear weapons," Carter told troops.

Grieving the death of José Fernández

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:18 | Yahoo News Photo

Grieving the death of José FernándezJose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. Fernandez’s heroic backstory made his death early Sunday that much more heart-wrenching. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace was killed in a boating accident at age 24. Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.

University of Dakota Investigates Two Separate, Racist Photos Posted Online Within 48-hours

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:30 | Inside Edition

University of Dakota Investigates Two Separate, Racist Photos Posted Online Within 48-hoursTwo racist photos were posted online by UND students in a 48-hour period and the school president says he is disappointed.

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:36 | Reuters

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quakeJapan's southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighboring islands were shaken on Monday by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake in Japan on record, and a massive tsunami.

Here’s what people are betting on for the big debate

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:05 | Dylan Stableford

Here’s what people are betting on for the big debateWill Donald Trump call Hillary Clinton "crooked"? Will moderator Lester Holt ask Trump about his evolution on the "birther" conspiracy? What color pantsuit will Clinton wear? For political junkies who are feeling lucky, betting on the answers to those questions — and plenty of others — is underway.

2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slaying

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:34 | Associated Press

2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slayingFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home over the weekend, police said.

US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over N. Korea trade

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:17 | AFP

US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over N. Korea tradeThe United States moved to tighten the economic noose around North Korea Monday, charging and sanctioning a firm owned by a prominent Chinese businesswoman for extensive trade ties with the regime. In a move designed to choke-off North Korea's external economic lifeline, the US government targeted 44-year-old Ma Xiaohong and her vast conglomerate based in China's frontier city of Dandong. The firm, Dandong Hongxiang, and a host of officials are accused of making up a "key illicit network supporting North Korea's weapons proliferation," according to Treasury sanctions tsar Adam Szubin.

Pemex says fire put out on tanker off Mexico's Gulf coast

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:52 | Associated Press

Pemex says fire put out on tanker off Mexico's Gulf coastMEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast was put out Sunday, a day after the blaze began, the country's state oil company said.

Is 4 Percent Still the Safest Retirement Amount?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00 | U.S.News & World Report

Is 4 Percent Still the Safest Retirement Amount?Back in 1994, William Bergman, a now-retired California financial planner, published a report in the Journal of Financial Planning that pegged 4 percent as the "safest" withdrawal number that would hike the odds of retirees not outliving their money. By and large, Bergman's 4 percent rule was meant to cover 30 years worth of retirement savings. Thus, if a newly-minted 65-year-old retiree could manage to limit annual withdrawals to 4 percent of savings, he or she would still have retirement fund cash available to them by his or her 95th birthday.

Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:22 | Reuters

Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereigntyBy Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans but urged tribal leaders to use the spotlight to continue pushing for recognition even after he leaves office. Obama spoke at his eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, which he created during his first year in office. Leaders of more than 560 Native American tribes gathered for the Washington event as one of the largest Native American protests in decades continues in North Dakota.

In Shift, Most Americans Now Say President Should Release All Medical Records

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:59 |

In Shift, Most Americans Now Say President Should Release All Medical RecordsA majority of Americans now say that a U.S. president should release all of his or her medical information. The poll, which was conducted by Gallup last week, found that a slim majority of Americans, 51 percent, said that a president should release all medical information that might affect that person's ability to serve in office, whereas 46 percent said that a president should have the right to keep those medical records private. The new poll results are a change from the results in 2004, when just 38 percent of Americans said that a president should release all of his or her medical information, and 61 percent said that a president should be able to keep those records private, according to Gallup.

Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

Is your birthday day on a 27th ? You are sensitive and vulnerable. Tears often run down your cheeks even when the matter is not that bad. This might be the result from being to pessimistic. You might seem cold on the shell, but your inner self is a kind loving person. You will be elegantly dressed, no matter how casually dressed your date may be. You are demanding in love and sometimes to an unacceptable extend. You fall under the number 9.
A while back, you were not thrilled about sharing domesticated chores. But now that you see that you are not burdened with the entire load, you are happy about the how this situation turned out. It is comforting to know that your relationship is solid, but to keep it on solid ground, you must keep the lines of communication open. If there is something bothering you, get it off your chest. A heart to heart talk is just what you both need to clear the air and bring new balance to your relationship.

Lately you have been stressed, you might want to consider looking into healing crystals, aromatherapy, maybe a good massage. Just remember that no one field has all the answers so try a little of all the healing help that there is out there. Others that rely on you to brighten their day may just give you a break today. New friends pop into the picture and your spontaneous charm wins them over. Read the classifieds in your local paper for that new job that you have been looking for.
Your focus for today is a family relationship even if you are not making an attempt you will have made some real progress. Your answer to a lot of things is to talk stuff out; well in this case it is going to work. Delightful distractions this morning starts your morning off on just the right note to make your day just wonderful. Fun is what you will have all day. Family and loved ones seem most important. Plan activities throughout the day and use this happy time to enjoy wonderful quality time well spent with your family.

A meeting with a relative has you thinking about your childhood. All of your memories are not good ones, but you have to thank those memories the good and the bad, because they have made you what you are today. You are full of energy this morning and the day looks like it will turn out well so grab the family and visit your local flea market or shopping center. That big ticket item that you have wanted to get just may be on sale or you may just find a bargain on something else you wanted.
Think twice about lowering your standards just to get that promotion. You have also had a goal that you thought could not be obtained, but today you will have some light shed on your goal. Also seek some closure with a loved one that can help you. You are tempted to let everyone know your opinion on certain events, but you know that it is best to hold your tongue at this time. Make some phone calls that you have been putting off for sometime now. Get out of the house this afternoon.

You should be thinking of ways to bridge the gap between you and your spouse. You could try spending more time together. It is common for two people go \"grow\" apart. But it doesn`t mean that you cannot put the fire back into the relationship again. Give them the attention they are seeking and lend and ear. You will be glad you did and so will they. Your partner on the other hand may feel a little neglected, but your gracious charm will ease their mind.
If you want your mate to listen to your career concerns then you will also have to listen to theirs. Just remember that building a bridge of understanding is going to take one step at a time. Don`t stray from the path that you have chosen even though the grass looks greener in another pasture. And don`t try to rush things. Remember patience helps bring the natural order of balance to things. Trust your instincts and take it slow, everything will fall into place at the right moment.

After all of the stressful events you have gone through this past week, it going to feel great to socialize with friends and family members. Bring back all the happy times by taking a walk down memory lane with your friends. Your hunches may be right on. Trust your instincts and take a chance, but stay practical. Someone may try to hurt your feelings, but don`t let it take hold. Career concerns are important to you at this time. Take the day from thinking about career issues and remember you can`t do anything about it until the weekend anyway.
You have some career decisions that you have put on the back burner. You are afraid to make that leap. A new job offer promises financial gain, and you have to decide if this is right for you or not. You might want to try some meditation to see if this is the right path for you. At times you feel relationships are more trouble than they are worth, and this is one of those times. But don`t fret; there is a light at the end of this tunnel.

Your friends share your interest, and it will be easier to talk to friends instead of your mate or partner. Sometimes we need a calm judgment from people whose opinions you trust. It is time you put a creative motivation in your mate. Work with your partner on ideas and try not to steal their thunder. They will work harder if you leave them to believe it is their idea, you may even see a big improvement in the job you want finished. Romance is on an uphill swing this evening.
An authority figure enters your life for a short time, take advantage of the knowledge from this person and their experience that they offer. Try not to push this person away, listen to them and learn. Be careful while shopping today. What looks like a bargain can cost more in the end with repairs especially if you are shopping for an automobile. If you can wait another day before making the purchase. Now on a good note, here, relationships can be fulfilling and fun during this evening.

If you are planning an outing with family in-laws, you could find yourself getting into an argument with one of the family. It will best for everyone if you do your best and not argue with anyone. You know that you are a hard worker and your ambition gets in the way of your fun at times. Well put work off until tomorrow and have some fun today. It is time for a change. Who knows you may just meet that special someone who helps you to see that all work and no play can make life a little dull.