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Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

Last week state officials went to the Supreme Court , where they found a more sympathetic audience in Alito, who handles emergency appeals from the geographic area that includes Texas. Today's order - which came from Alito himself, rather than the full nine-member court - relieves the state of its obligation to comply with the deadlines imposed by the district court. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hurricane Harvey Could Impact Gas Prices

Hurricane Harvey Could Impact Gas Prices

Gas prices have gone up slightly in northern New England. AAA said the EPA is taking steps to help prices from going up too sharply by waiving environmental standards on gasoline for multiple counties in Texas. For perspective, pump prices are also well below the highest ever prices at the pump of $4.11 per gallon, which occurred July 17, 2008. AAA said Friday that hurricanes typically have a limited impact on the supply of gasoline, as refineries return to full operation as soon as ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Farc begin transition to political party

Farc begin transition to political party

The move follows a peace deal signed a year ago with the Colombian government. FARC's potential for electoral success is uncertain; a September poll showed the then-militant group's popularity at 18% compared to 14% for Colombia's political parties, but the failure of the initial peace referendum in October triggered significant public animosity towards the group. Consulte Mais Informação

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27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages

27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages

He said this respite is not only felt in the Northeast region, but it has berthed in other states/cities in the country previously tormented and terrorized by the Islamic extremist sect, Boko Haram terrorists. And when Ismaeela led a battle in Konduga, he said he lost his right leg. Even at that, I did not stop fighting for the cause. Ismaeela said that he had to surrender to the military because he was exhausted of the senseless killings with the members and stealing and acts opposed to the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Cruz Defends Vote Against Sandy Aid: 'Political, Unnecessary Pork Spending'

Cruz Defends Vote Against Sandy Aid: 'Political, Unnecessary Pork Spending'

The Republican Party, however, has been divided in the past over whether disaster spending needs to be offset by other domestic spending cuts, a debate that could return over Harvey response funding. "The problem with that particular bill is it became a $ 50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork.it's not right for politicians to exploit a disaster when people are hurting to pay for their own political wish list". Consulte Mais Informação

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Formula One: Vettel gets a little help from a friend

Vettel is leading the championship by 14 points from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton with nine races remaining. The Brit needed to win pole here in order to match the all time record by Michael Schumacher of 68 poles. "It was good fun, it was really intense", said Vettel after the race. He was probably waiting for me to make a mistake, I didn't. "This whole weekend for some reason I have just not been close enough to challenge for the pole", said Bottas. Consulte Mais Informação

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In Canada, 'X' Marks the Spot

In Canada, 'X' Marks the Spot

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement an "X" gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government's agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Consulte Mais Informação

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Coreia do Norte disparou míssil que chegou ao Japão

Coreia do Norte disparou míssil que chegou ao Japão

De acordo com a agência sul-coreana Yonhap, ainda não está clara a natureza do míssil disparado, que, segundo o governo japonês, teria sobrevoado o norte do Japão, disparando o sistema de alarmes da Defesa. Há um tempo que Pyongyang vem ameaçando soltar um míssil contra o Japão e o território de Guam , onde ficam duas bases militares norte-americanas. O otimismo foi compartilhado por Trump, que afirmou que respeitava o fato de que "ele (Jong-un) está começando a nos respeitar". Consulte Mais Informação

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BC premier, forests minister tours wildfire affected areas

BC premier, forests minister tours wildfire affected areas

John Horgan said it will take years for ranchers, tourism operators and communities to recover from the wildfires as he reassured residents that financial assistance is part of the rebuilding process. About 2,000 people remain displaced and another 11,000 were on evacuation alert to leave their homes quickly if necessary, Duffy said. The province has spent more than 300 million dollars fighting the fires. Consulte Mais Informação

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