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Trump is clinging to a tax-cut promise that almost no other Republican thinks will happen.

Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump appears to be on an island when it comes to his desire to fulfill one of his biggest campaign promises. Since 2015, Trump has advocated that the federal corporate tax rate be slashed to 15% from 35%. The president argued in various campaign and postelection speeches that a 15% ...

- Business Insider - US

Trillanes admits asking Duterte to take him as running mate in 2016.

SINGAPORE--Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday admitted meeting President Rodrigo Duterte a year before the 2016 elections for a “possible team-up.”

- GMA News - PH

Fuel shortage highlights need for better public transport.

Decades of underinvestment in Auckland’s public transport and minimal uptake of electric vehicles under National are being highlighted by the looming petrol shortage, the Green Party said today. 'If more Aucklanders had access to reliable trains, ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

PGA hires London firm to monitor betting.

Gambling on US PGA Tour tournaments will be subject to a new level of scrutiny.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Google wants to ensnare readers in its iOS search app.

If you want to dive deeply into a particular topic, consider using Google's app for iOS instead of your other browsers. The big G has made it much quicker to find and explore articles and other content related to what you're looking at by adding sugg...

- Engadget - US

British police arrest third man in London bomb attack investigation.

Two other men who have been detained in connection with the attack remain in police custody The post British police arrest third man in London bomb attack investigation appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

'Mind-boggling' devastation as Hurricane Maria slams Dominica: 'The winds are merciless!'.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt said on his Facebook his own house had lost its roof, adding 'I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding'

- National Post - CA

Everybody clam down about artificial intelligence.

While a few prominent tech and government leaders spark fear over an Artifical Intelligence-led war against humans, I believe the real AI issues that need to be addressed today are more nuanced, technical and ethical. People building AI should view creating the technology as an opportunity to authentically inject ...

- Mashable! - US

Iconic music magazine Rolling Stone puts itself up for sale.

Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner is putting the magazine up for sale, marking a new chapter for the cultural bible that for half a century has spotlighted musical artists from Jimi Hendrix to Kendrick Lamar and prose from writers like Hunter S Thompson and Matt Taibbi.

- Stuff - NZ

JKNPP targets BJP over price rise.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today targeted the BJP over soaring prices, especially of essential commodities, calling it as one of the failures of the PDP-BJP government."The raging inflation in pulses, vegetables, cereals, sugar, atta and other items of daily use had caused immense hardships for the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote.

Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

- The Daily Star - LB

IMF representative says next review of program possible after Ukraine fulfills obligations

The fourth revision of the program under the Extended Fund Facility of the International Monetary Fund is possible only after Ukrainian authorities fulfill their obligations, IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine Goesta Ljungman has told Interfax-Ukraine. “Consideration by the Executive Board of the fourth review ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kuwait Faces New Oil Leak Near Ras al-Zour

Kuwait's struggle with oil spills continues in September as the state news agency reports the clean-up of another leak off the southern coast on Monday, as the nation tries to juggle its  critical role in the future of natural gas markets as a key negotiator between Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a diplomatic crisis that has ...

- OilPrice.com - US

U.S. Navy budget cuts, 100-hour workweeks draw scrutiny in Congress amid recent deadly collisions

As grieving family members watched, top Navy leaders and lawmakers on Tuesday said frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance and nearly a decade of budget constraints ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Stellar Duo's Spectacular Explosive Dance Illuminated Via 3D-Printed Model

To understand the explosive dance between two stars in a close orbit, researchers turned to a 3D model — and even 3D printed it to get a more intuitive view.

- Space.com - US

Mostly fine for much of the country on Wednesday - election day fine or showery

Much of the country is expected to have a mostly fine day on Wednesday before some more unsettled weather moves in.

- Stuff - NZ

Sri Lanka name new selection panel led by Labrooy

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka named a new selection committee on Tuesday, putting former test bowler Graeme Labrooy in charge of the five-member panel as they seek a reversal in the team's fortune.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Man freed from death row in Delaware arrested in Honolulu raid

One of the three men arrested in a large Honolulu Police operation in McCully on Sunday, was recently a death row inmate in Delaware.Isaiah McCoy, 30, made national headlines when that state's supreme court overturned his conviction and death sentence citing prosecutorial misconduct.

- Hawaii News Now - US

If CNN's report is correct, the gap in surveilling Manafort is the critical issue

CNN says Manafort was under observation for years — except while he worked for Trump.

- Washington Post - US

Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings

A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the plaintiffs, including the American Beverage Association and the California Retailers Association, were likely to succeed with their claim that the ordinance was unjustified and violated commercial speech under the First Amendment. The panel said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump mulls Washington parade to showcase 'military might' on Independence Day

Who doesn't love a parade? In a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might.It would ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source

- Uber Technologies Inc , which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

National committed to growth for New Zealanders

New Zealanders have a clear choice this election between two very different economic directions for New Zealand – National’s plan to grow jobs and incomes and ensure families continue to get ahead, and Labour’s agenda that would take us backwards, ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Is Diego Garcia at Risk of Slipping from Washington's Grasp?

Mark A. Rosen Security, Asia Diego Garcia's strategic importance cannot be overstated because the Defense Department has, in general, been gradually reducing its overseas presence throughout the world. On June 22, 2017, the UN General Assembly voted 94-15 to ask the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory ...

- The National Interest - US

Opening Quote: Ocado grows as it waits for more deals

- Financial Times - US

Call for Northland Highway Rethink

A major rethink is needed to the proposed route of the Whangarei to Te Hana highway, according to Democrats for Social Credit Party Deputy Leader Chris Leitch.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Potential Disaster

The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.

- International NY Times - US

'Dancing with the Stars' premiere recap: Lindsey Stirling, 'Hamilton' star shine

This season we have 'Pretty Little Liars,' two Lacheysand Agent Cody Banks. So let’s break it down!


2 inmates on the run after unauthorized exits from work furlough program

Two work furlough inmates are on the run after Department of Safety officials reported them missing Monday night.

- Hawaii News Now - US

'Star Trek Discovery': First four episode titles hint at series future

CBS has announced the first four episode titles for "Star Trek: Discovery," giving fans a taste of what to expect when the series premieres on Sept. 24.

- UPI - US

Sanjay Dutt on Bhoomi: 'The industry has stood by me, wanted to make comeback with the right film'

Sanjay Dutt chats with Firstpost about his upcoming film Bhoomi, signing a slew of films, how the Dutt biopic is a realistic portrayal, and how acting has always been his passion. The post Sanjay Dutt on Bhoomi: 'The industry has stood by me, wanted to make comeback with the right film' appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Dera violence: Police release photos of Panchkula violence

Haryana Police has released a set of ten photographs showing those who engaged in violence following the conviction of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief last month and

- Zee News - IN

ESSA Plans: Takeaways From the First Batch of Approvals

Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal officials.

- Education Week - US

Man jumps on alligator near campsite to aid police capture

GLOCESTER, R.I. — Authorities in Rhode Island have captured an alligator hanging out near a campground.

- Billings Gazette - US

2017 Emmy Awards show and red carpet

2017 Emmy Awards show and red carpet


IU releases new song 'Autumn Morning' ahead of EP

K-pop star IU shared her cover of "Autumn Morning" prior to the release of her album "A Flower Bookmark Two."

- UPI - US

Police Cells Are No Place for Migrant Kids

Expand Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police.   © 2015 Kelly Lynn Lunde Is it ever acceptable for children to be detained in dark and dirty police cells, without access to the most basic services? Of course not. But when it comes to unaccompanied migrant ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Aviva ad starring David Coulthard banned for encouraging dangerous driving

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an Aviva ad designed to attract safer drivers because it argues the 60-second spot encourages dangerous driving.

- Brand Republic - UK

Activists sues Nyeri MP over Supreme Court petition

Omtata wants the legislator barred from attacking the Chief Justice.

- Daily Nation - KE


THE security ministry last night confirmed the appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as the new board chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority .

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Mourinho similar to 'no-nonsense' Clough, says Burton boss

LONDON, Sept 20 — Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough says there are similarities between his father Brian and Jose Mourinho as he prepares for a daunting trip today to face Manchester United in the League Cup. United are the defending champions...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ethan Ampadu promoted to the first-team for Chelsea's clash against Nottingham Forest

Conte ready to give young players a chance to impress in the Carabao Cup.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Selena Gomez announces partnership with Puma

Selena Gomez will serve as the face of Puma and collaborate with the company on a new clothing collection.

- UPI - US

Reports: Trump Jr., Kellyanne Conway No Longer Under Secret Service Protection

The President’s oldest son and one of his counselors are no longer being protected by Secret Service agents, The New York Times and Fox News reported Tuesday. Donald Trump Jr. requested the removal of the agents so he could have more privacy, according to the Times, which reported it wasn’t clear whether that ...

- TPM News - US

Bank of England chief says UK to underperform until mid-2016

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says the British economy is likely to grow slower than its peers in the Group of Seven until the middle of next year.

- FOX News - US

Couple wins $83k payout after wife sacked for wanting baby

A couple has been awarded nearly $83,000 after the wife was found to have been sacked for wanting a baby.The Employment Relations Authority found that Ibrahim Kocaturk and Guler Kocaturk were also significantly underpaid for...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

A bipartisan group of 10 warned against it Tuesday.

- Washington Post - US

Stephen Colbert imagines Kim Jong Un's perfect response to Trump's 'Rocket Man' dig, the Mueller probe as Law & Order

President Trump is "on a trip to a very hostile region: New York City," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show. He's in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, and on Tuesday, he gave his first big speech to the U.N. "Of course, the U.N. was founded after World War II in hopes of creating a lasting peace, so ...

- The Week - US

U.N. chief opens General Assembly with jabs at Trump, N. Korea

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres open's U.N.'s annual debate session with warning of "a world in pieces"


These new Taco Bell restaurants won't have drive-thru

WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, reported Tuesday that Taco Bell will open 300 new cantina-style restaurants, which won't...

- Deseret News - US