• Another North Korean missile launch expected this weekend
Another North Korean missile launch expected this weekend

Instead, Russia, along with China , has advocated a " freeze for freeze " plan, under which the United States and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programs. "China expresses serious concern over the relevant movements", Geng said. South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. said its Ch...

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  • Mortgage Rates Looking Better at BB&T, PHH Mortgage Sep 7, 2017
Mortgage Rates Looking Better at BB&T, PHH Mortgage Sep 7, 2017

The average 15-year mortgage rate this time last year was 2.76 percent. ARMs in the 7 year category are listed at 3.420% now with an April of 3.815% to start. 5/1 ARM interest rates are being quoted at 3.5% at HSBC with a starting April of 3.905% which will change as interest rates adjust. In 2016, the five-year ARM rate was about 2.81 percent.

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  • Jose, Katia are now hurricanes
Jose, Katia are now hurricanes

Tropical Storm Katia could strengthen into a hurricane as it stews in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. "On Saturday, it will pass a few hundred kilometres north/northeast of Saint Martin Island and Saint Barthelemy, probably as a Category 2" storm, he said.

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  • Daddy's girl: Donald Trump calls Ivanka 'honey' and 'baby' during speech
Daddy's girl: Donald Trump calls Ivanka 'honey' and 'baby' during speech

President Donald Trump encouraged his daughter Ivanka Trump to come to the podium in North Dakota on Wednesday, September 6. A recent Vanity Fair profile of the president's daughter reported that in order to save face, "Ivanka later tried to distance herself from her own efforts on climate change", centering her energies on less consequentia...

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  • DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement
DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement

Some of the consequences have been controversial across the political spectrum. And if schools didn't comply, they faced scrutiny and the threat of withheld funding. Former associate general counsel of Tulane University, he now works with universities on Title IX compliance for the law firm Fisher Phillips. "After a week of disgusting announcemen...

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  • Mankato Man One of Three Arrested in Missing Teen Case
Mankato Man One of Three Arrested in Missing Teen Case

He claimed he wanted advice about a family situation but kidnapped her as soon as she entered his auto, reports the Voice of Alexandria . Jasmine Block is "an unbelievable young woman". There was nobody home in nearby houses so she swam across Thompson Lake to a farm. Once she came across a resident who was willing to help, she requested him t...

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  • European Commission publishes position on Brexit and the Northern Ireland border
European Commission publishes position on Brexit and the Northern Ireland border

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier is due to unveil new negotiating position papers later today including his latest thinking on Ireland. But Barnier said: "What I see in the UK's paper on Ireland and Northern Ireland worries me".

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  • Ready-to-use home-made explosives found in Paris suburb
Ready-to-use home-made explosives found in Paris suburb

Some of the products found in the flat in Villejuif could be used to make the unstable explosive TATP, one source close to the investigation said. TATP - an explosive known as "mother of Satan" - is favored by Jihadists and was recently found in the apartment of suspects in the Barcelona, Spain, attack last month.

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  • Trump Jr. speaking with Senate committee staffers
Trump Jr. speaking with Senate committee staffers

Trump Jr.'s main defense for taking the meeting was that nothing came out of it. Eastern time , according to CNN . Several congressional committees are also looking into the matter, with the Senate and House intelligence committees conducting the main congressional investigations.

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  • Pope Francis Visits Colombia
Pope Francis Visits Colombia

Santos so far has spent most of his presidency on the peace arrangement reached past year with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - or FARC - the militant left-wing rebels that had fought against the government since the 1960s. The pope then turned his attention to Venezuela where, he said, "may dialogue happen and may the country redi...

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  • Mumbai blasts: 2 convicts get death penalty
Mumbai blasts: 2 convicts get death penalty

The trial of Salem, Dossa, Karimullah, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan , Riyaz Siddiqui, Tahir Merchant and Abdul Quayyum was separated from the main case as they were arrested subsequently. Lawyers for the convicted men did not answer their telephones, and it was not immediately known if they would appeal against the sentences. While Dossa arranged...

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  • New minister Alphons is BJP's election in-charge of Meghalaya
New minister Alphons is BJP's election in-charge of Meghalaya

Odisha BJP in-charge Arun Singh claimed the party will win 120 of the 147 seats in Odisha while the BJD, Congress and others will share the remaining seats among themselves. "The decision is yet to be taken", he said adding the State will get a young leader. He further criticised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating his best adm...

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  • Russian-linked hackers 'penetrate power grid networks in the United States and Europe'
Russian-linked hackers 'penetrate power grid networks in the United States and Europe'

Security firms like FireEye and Dragos have pinned those Ukrainian attacks on a hacker group known as Sandworm, believed to be based in Russian Federation. The group's MO is fairly straightforward-it's not like it's reinventing the wheel. The first phase began in December 2015 with a set of phony New Year's Eve party invitations that were actua...

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  • Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to step down in December
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to step down in December

While Vanity Fair has not announced a successor, The Times noted his announcement will likely "spark a steeplechase" among editors vying to succeed him, noting NY magazine's Adam Moss and The Hollywood Reporter's Janice Min have been mentioned as contenders.

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  • Polk sheriff's tweets for law breakers seeking shelter during Irma spark firestorm
Polk sheriff's tweets for law breakers seeking shelter during Irma spark firestorm

The string of four tweets at first seemed to claim officers will be checking IDs at shelters, and will turn away sex offenders and predators. In one of his post, Judd stated that sworn law enforcement officers will be present at every shelter to check the IDs of anyone who will choose to evacuate for the upcoming hurricane.

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  • Israeli president to Merkel: Hezbollah is forcing Israel to react
Israeli president to Merkel: Hezbollah is forcing Israel to react

Amir Eshel stated that Israel carried out at least 100 strikes in the past five years against the transfer of advanced weaponry from the Assad regime to Hezbollah, including the transfer of chemical weapons . Earlier media reports said the Israeli military had struck a scientific research facility in Masyaf. It is now talking about this camp...

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  • Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders For Losing to Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton Blames Bernie Sanders For Losing to Donald Trump

Reuters/Carlo AllegriHillary Clinton talks about how Bernie Sanders attacked her during the 2016 presidential elections in her new book. " What Happened? " That's the title of Hillary Clinton's up-coming memoire. Clinton attacked her Democratic rival Bernard Sanders for causing "lasting damage" to her campaign and "making it harder to unify...

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  • Vladimir Putin Says he Believes US Willing to Defuse Korea Tensions
Vladimir Putin Says he Believes US Willing to Defuse Korea Tensions

But Putin was reluctant to support Moon's push for harsher sanctions. "Today, as never before, everyone needs to show composure and avoid steps that lead to an escalation of tensions", he said. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russian Federation, which see the system's pow...

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  • Amazon Intends To Spend $5 Billion In Second HQ In The US
Amazon Intends To Spend $5 Billion In Second HQ In The US

The shopping giant has revealed that it plans to spend $5 billion on its second headquarters which the company calls HQ2. "We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters", said Jeff Bezos , Amazon founder and CEO, in a statement .

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  • US Apologizes for 'Highly Offensive' Anti-Taliban Leaflets
US Apologizes for 'Highly Offensive' Anti-Taliban Leaflets

Linking Islamic texts and religious beliefs with animals is a sensitive matter in the Islamic world, including Afghanistan, where the United States is fighting its longest anti-Islamist war and has been the scene of bloody protests over religious issues.

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