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  • Obese California mother lost 154lbs in 22 months
    Nurse and single mother Stephanie Cotten, 38, from Oceanside California, went from a size 26 to a size four to six after undergoing gastric bypass surgery and overhauling her lifestyle. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Trump tells UN he will ‘destroy’ Kim Jong-Un
    President Donald Trump began his first speech to the UN Tuesday with a vow to 'destroy' North Korea's Kim Jong-un if his regime threatens the United State and boasted of US military strength. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Futures Movers: Oil struggles for direction after notching multiweek highs
    Oil prices struggle for direction Tuesday, a day after U.S. prices settled at a seven-week high, as traders weigh prospects for an extension to the OPEC-led production cut agreement through next year. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Apple Pay Cash and iCloud message sync won’t arrive with iOS 11 launch
    Apple is launching iOS 11 today, but some features won’t make it onto the new operating system until later, as noted by MacRumors. These include Apple Pay Cash and Messages in iCloud. Messages in iCloud, which allows iMessages to be removed from your device and stored in iCloud to save space, was removed from iOS 11 beta 5 in August, though Apple has said the feature will be re-released in a future update. Apple Pay is also due out later this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. The feature includes Apple Pay Cash, a kind of digital debit card that allows users to send and receive money via iMessage. That money is received onto the Apple Pay Cash card in Apple Wallet, and users have access to that money instantly. It’s... Continue reading… Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years
    A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai to five years in prison and four years of house arrest for resisting police officers and leaving his home while on probation, his lawyer said. Oai, 36, was taken into custody by plainclothes officers on Jan. 19 while walking along a street in the town of Hoang Mai in Nghe An province for “resisting persons on duty” after authorities accused him of violating the terms of a house arrest order he received in 2015 for having ties to the outlawed Viet Tan pro-democracy organization. As a member of Viet Tan and a cofounder of the Association of Catholic Former Prisoners of Conscience, Oai has campaigned for political prisoners and written about social injustice on his Facebook page, according to a statement issued by Viet Tan on Monday. “In court, I said Mr. Oai was not guilty, but the court still upheld two convictions and sentenced him to five years imprisonment in addition to four years of probation which he owed from the first sentence in 2011,” Ha Huy Son, the attorney who defended Oai, told RFA’s Vietnamese Service. In August 2011, Oai was among a group of 14 Catholic and Protestant youths arrested as part of a crackdown on activists with ties to religious organizations, anti-China protests, environmental advocacy, and citizen journalism. He was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of probation for attempting to overthrow the government or joining organizations with the “intent” to do so under Article 79 of Vietnam's Penal Code. He completed that jail term in 2015. Article 79 is one of a number of vague statutes that authorities often use to detain writers and bloggers who criticize the country's communist govenrment and its policies. “In front of the court, Mr. Oai told the truth and claimed that he had not committed any crime,” Son said. “The court did not listen to what he said and still sentenced him to the maximum sentence suggested by the People’s Procuratorate.” Oai, who has maintained his innocence, saying he only spoke out to demand rights for the people of Vietnam in accordance with the country’s constitution and laws, will appeal the sentence, Son said. Harassed by police None of Oai’s relatives was allowed to attend the trial, which was originally scheduled for Aug. 21. “Despite authorities calling this a ‘public trial,’ his family was not permitted to attend,” Viet Tan statement said. “Outside the courthouse, police assaulted Nguyen Van Oai’s mother and deployed trucks with jamming devices to block cellular service.” A person who attempted to attend the trial told RFA that a group of Oai’s supporters, including his mother, met at 7 a.m. at the Yen Dai church to go to the court. “When we arrived at the court entrance, the police did not let us in,” said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, adding that officers pushed them around, videoed them, and turned up the volume on some speakers to get them to leave. Police also stomped on the toes of Oai’s mother until they bled, he said. “We waited until 11 o’clock when the trial ended,” he said. “Then we saw lawyer Ha Huy Son coming out and a prison car which we thought was carrying Oai. Lawyer Son said that he was not allowed to say much during the hearing.” Oai is one of more than 20 activists and bloggers who have been detained  since the beginning of the year, according to Viet Tan. Reported by RFA’s Vietnamese Service. Translated by Emily Peyman. Written in English by Roseanne Gerin. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Napolitano: Manafort Warrant ‘Perfectly Legitimate’ for Foreign Contacts
    If the United States government got a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort because he was speaking to agents of foreign governments, “it may have been perfectly legitimate,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday. “He may have been working for them and he reported it, or he may not have reported […] Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Irma, Harvey Could Boost Zika Cases, Health Officials Warn
    As if those who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey don’t have enough to worry about, one bug expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Residents need to drain birdbaths, pots and anything else in their yards that can provide egg-laying sites for the disease-carrying insects. “No container […] Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Key Words: ‘Rocket Man’: Trump introduces UN General Assembly to his Twitter nickname for North Korean leader
    President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech will probably be remembered for the line in reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Shaping the Bright Future of America: MBDA Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency is proud to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15. Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Rivlin: Iran’s global status is ‘unacceptable’
    President Reuven Rivlin made the remarks at his annual Rosh Hashana toast. Source link Read More
    Published on 2017-09-19
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