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Trump launches petition to stand for national anthem

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Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Tuesday at the league's fall meetings that altering the language from " should stand " to "must stand" was not discussed. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning. The statement continued: "As we said last week, everyone who is part of our National Football League community has a tremendous respect for our country , our flag, our anthem and our military". Read More »

Floating Ocean Wind Turbines Could Power The Entire World, Researchers Say

At onshore facilities, each turbine weakens the power generation potential of each additional turbine downwind of it in a phenomenon known as a " wind shadow ". By focusing on the North Atlantic, Possner and Caldeira found that the drag introduced by wind turbines would not slow winds down as much as they do on land, due largely to the tremendous amounts of heat pouring out of the North Atlantic Ocean into the upper atmosphere - especially during the winter. Read More »

'Big decisions' ahead on how much to spend on Puerto Rico

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A three-star Army general is spending his first full day in Puerto Rico - sent to support the hurricane response. "But it is a process in place to help rebuild the infrastructure and the power grids are shut down". His tweets come after people on the island have said help is scarce and disorganised and food supplies are dwindling in some remote towns. However, many goods are stuck in the Port of San Juan amid logistical problems that include too few local truck drivers; clogged roads, ... Read More »

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

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As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull , have also urged swift action to aid Puerto Rico . A government assessment determined that there was no need for the waiver, as Puerto Rico's ports were too damaged to handle increased imports. North Carolina military also supported hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Read More »

Don't overlook the Americans who suffer in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

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Speaking to the press, and taking no questions, she said neither she nor Trump will rest until displaced Puerto Ricans are back home , schools, hospitals and clean water are back and the island's economy is moving again. "The relief effort is under control". The Wisconsin Republican said he expects the Trump administration to send Congress a request for a long-term recovery package once damage assessments are conducted. Read More »

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

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Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their phones held to the sky, hoping for a few bars of service. And House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief account will get a $6.7-billion (U.S.) boost by the end of the week. Read More »

'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, Donald Trump says

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The White House authorized the waiver, revealing it in a tweet , naturally. She also said the death toll had been low for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria . When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story. "We seem to be losing a lot of time in jurisdictional trifles", San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said in an interview Wednesday. Read More »

San Juan Mayor: This Is A 'People Are Dying' Story

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Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". "This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief. State troopers boarded a Delta plane September 29 for their Hurricane Relief mission in Puerto Rico . Read More »

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

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Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have begun at least four days earlier. On Wednesday, Trump suggested again that he would not waive the restriction. CharityNavigator.org and the Better Business Bureau's Give.org have lists of charities that meet their standards and focus on Hurricane Maria relief. Read More »

White House's slow response to aid Puerto Rico a disgrace

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MORE: Stars lend personal jets for Puerto Rico hurricane reliefThe first leg of their flight takes them to Miami. Trump administration officials say with most power lines and cell towers down, the lack of electricity and communication has made coordinating help particularly hard. Read More »

CDU election setback threatens Merkel's prestige on the world stage

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Her husband, Marcus Pretzell, the party leader in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia and a regional lawmaker there, told The Associated Press that he is also leaving AfD. Weidel, married to a film producer and the mother of two children, claims her party is not homophobic, but AFD ran an "obituary" for German family values when the nation passed marriage equality in June. Read More »

With Angela Merkel, Germans win a small victory for decency

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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she meant to hold talks with rival Social Democrats, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Germany's Greens to discuss options for a stable coalition government. The new parliament's "council of elders" must be formed within 30 days of the German election, leaving its members until October 24 to agree on a seating and room order. Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

After big break into Bundestag, AfD already plotting Merkel's demise

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing harsh criticism from her allies after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won Sunday's general election despite the politician's declining support. Partly, they appeal to voters alarmed by the flood of refugees but they're also a product of uncertain economic times caused by new technologies. For example, the French National Front party, whose leader Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French presidential election, has partially become isolated in ... Read More »

Putin and Merkel determined to continue cooperation after Bundestag elections

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Without such a coalition, Merkel will be left without a majority and thus she won't be able to accomplish much. While joyful supporters of the AfD - a party with links to the far-right French National Front and Britain's UKIP - sang the German anthem at a Berlin club late Sunday, hundreds of protesters shouted " Nazis out! ". Read More »

AG Sessions: Re-commitment To Free Speech Long Overdue

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SESSIONS: Absolutely not. The President of the United States has free speech. Mr. Sessions criticized universities that have formal conduct policies that he said stifle free speech. Meanwhile, outside the lecture hall, protestors condemned Sessions as a " snowflake " for effectively carving out a "safe space" for himself by not allowing dissenters to attend the lecture. Read More »

Japan deploys missile defence to northern island

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Long gas lines forming in North Korea . Trump has also threatened "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's threats. " North Korean authorities are likely to have intentionally reduced supplies in the market after the nuclear test, thinking the UN Security Council sanctions would affect their own repository", Lee said . Read More »

Underground attack investigation continues in London

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Two people have been arrested as part of the probe into the attack, which injured passengers on a train at Parsons Green. The 21-year-old was arrested in west London around 11:30 p.m. British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack. Read More »

India signs 11 agreements with Myanmar to bolster ties

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She said that together India and Myanmar can ensure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on their soil or on the soil of neighbouring countries. He said that India has made a decision to grant gratis (no-cost) visa to Myanmarese citizens who wish to visit the country. "We are not merely reforming India but are transforming India". Read More »

Final Score 4-0, City players quiet in England win

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The game went into its final 5 regulation minutes, where the Brit began to score more goals. Next Monday it will play another game with Scotland . He has hit the woodwork this term but has yet to find the net in matches against Newcastle, Chelsea and Burnley and is glad to be turning the calendar page for England's World Cup qualifier. Read More »

Your UK CEX Account May Have Been Breached - Here's the Important Info

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The company, which operates a secondhand marketplace for games and tech products, said it's still investigating the extent of the breach. It also owns a limited number of stores in the US. It now appears the data breach only affects those who have made online transactions through the CEX website, and not the data of those who created in-store membership cards. Read More »

Google invites United States users to check if they're clinically depressed - RT Viral

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Since 2012, Google has been updating these cards to help the users. Users searching for depression will be prompted to " check if you're clinically depressed ". And it affects more than 15 million American adults (approximately 6.7 percent of the US adult population) each year. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that around 16 million adults in the U.S. Read More »

Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says

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In 2005, participants were asked if they ever used marijuana, and if they had, how old they were when they started. However, the study found no link between marijuana use and deaths from heart or cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes. "We found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking", she said". But the study is not without its limitations - as researchers were unable to determine if participants had used the drug continuously since ... Read More »

Oklahoma's Tax-Free Holiday This Weekend

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Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing , school supplies , computers , and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period. The state has offered back-to-school tax holidays most years since 1998. The 7 percent sales tax cut wouldn't have saved much on the two-for-a-dollar boxes of crayons that were on sale at some Publix stores this week, but for a lot of families the savings adds up. Read More »

Tobacco stocks hit by USA plan to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes

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Major tobacco producers saw their share prices tumble on Friday after United States health officials said they would explore ways to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. The FDA's shift comes as the agency considers whether to approve new marketing claims for new heat-not-burn devices, smokeless tobacco and other products. Read More »

Parents of Charlie Gard end legal battle with United Kingdom hospital

Charlie, 11 months old, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, an often fatal disease that causes progressive muscle weakness. 11 April: Mr Justice Francis says doctors can stop providing life-support treatment. She said Great Ormond Street staff had found an "excellent hospice" that would give Charlie and his parents the space, privacy and protection they needed. Read More »

Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California

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The firefighter who carried him from the home visited Jack on Thursday. Both Jack's family and the fire department said they were grateful for the lifesaving gift from the two Girl Scouts. They were unharmed, but the fire had caused $50,000 (£38,500) damage to their home. "He was in really bad shape". "BFD Firefighters consider it an honor and duty to serve our community.and that includes protecting our pets, livestock, and wildlife as well". Read More »

US 2 El Salvador 0

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That's insane. [The nipple twisting] should be allowed, but the biting is no good. Omar Gonzalez got the US going with a goal late in the first half. The US certainly have a big game looming Saturday as they're set to face a Costa Rica team that routed them 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier this past November. Read More »