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Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press. STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations.
 

5th-Grade Teacher Who Asked Students To Justify KKK Gets Suspended

“School District Five is taking this matter very seriously. We took immediate action to investigate once the concerns over the assignment were brought to our attention, and the teacher has been placed on administrative leave as part of our standard personnel investigation procedures.

ZOA statement on The Center for Jewish Education

After investigating David Myers’ anti-Israel agenda-driven “history scholarship,” other writings, affiliations and involvements with anti-Israel organizations, and his anti-Israel activities at UCLA, the ZOA is convinced that David Myers should not head the Center for Jewish History (“CJH”), and....

Top Office Warns Defense Minister for Critical Remarks

The presidential office has issued a stern warning to Defense Minister Song Young-moo for his critical remarks about foreign policy adviser Moon Chung-in. Presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a text message to reporters on Monday that the top office gave stern warnings to Song after....

Seoul Mayor Says Will File Complaint Against Ex-Pres. Lee

The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, said on Tuesday that he, the Seoul government and the citizens of Seoul will file a complaint against former President Lee Myung-bak for abusing his power. Park made the statement during a ruling party meeting with regard to suspicions that the National....

Higher Ed's Latest Taboo Is 'Bourgeois Norms'

To the list of forbidden ideas on American college campuses, add “bourgeois norms”—hard work, self-discipline, marriage and respect for authority. Last month, two law professors published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a revival of the “cultural script” that prevailed in the 1950s....

Ford Forms Partnership With Mahindra & Mahindra

Ford Motor Co. again is distancing itself from crosstown rival General Motors Co., saying it will work with an Indian auto maker on boosting its prospects in an important emerging market where profits have been hard to come by. Ford said Monday that it is linking up with Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

How to End ObamaCare in Two Pages

The GOP’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act is running out of steam—and time. Unless Republicans can agree by Sept. 30, they won’t be able to pass a bill without 60 Senate votes. So here’s a wild idea: Instead of repealing ObamaCare, make it unconstitutional. Recall how the Supreme Court split when it upheld ObamaCare in 2012.

The Fed's Long March to Normal

The Federal Reserve this week, at long last, may announce plans to begin unwinding its nearly nine-year experiment with unconventional monetary policy known as quantitative easing. The move is welcome, even if it brings more financial volatility, because for the sake of the economy and its own....

Credit Suisse Overhauls Investment Bank's Top Brass

Credit Suisse Group AG on Monday unveiled a raft of changes to the upper ranks of its investment bank, bringing in new co-heads for Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the Swiss banking giant revamps the division amid a broader strategic overhaul. Mathew Cestar and Jens Welter, both Credit Suisse....

Foreign Firms to Sell Large Stakes in Malaysian Insurers

Several foreign insurers are preparing to sell large stakes in their Malaysian operations to comply with a central-bank mandate requiring the country’s insurance companies be at least partially owned by local players, according to people familiar with the matter. British life insurer Prudential PLC and Japan’s Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.

The Latest: Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free

Supporters of the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam gather for a march towards Myanmar Embassy to protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with more than 400,000 Rohingya who fled their homes in the last three weeks amid a crisis the U.

#DataMustFall: Fight for lower fees taken to mobile giants

Pretoria - A #DataMustFall protest is being taken to the doorsteps of all the four network providers on Tuesday. R2K Gauteng will lead the pickets against the mobile giants’ offices, demanding that action be taken to ensure the cost of data and airtime is affordable to all the people of South Africa.

Teacher warned over ‘temper tantrums’

Kimberley - A teacher at Vaalrivier High School in Barkly West has been issued with a written warning by the Northern Cape Department of Education, following “violent behaviour” in his classroom, which apparently included the teacher throwing glasses, breaking windows and overturning desks during “temper tantrums”.

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed.

Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press. STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations.

Mumbai Crime: Four held for duping 1,200 jobless people

By Agencies | Mumbai Posted 26 minutes ago Now Available on the mid-day iOS App, Download Now Four members of an inter-state gang have been arrested for allegedly cheating over 1,200 people in parts of the country on the pretext of providing jobs to them in foreign countries, police said.

Mumbai: Corruption-fighting cop Sunil Toke reveals traffic police's latest scam

The towing contractor was given nearly 1,000 sq ft on the fourth floor of the traffic police headquarters in Worli. Whistle-blowing cop Sunil Toke has once again refused to 'tow' the line when it comes to corruption in the police department. Months after he exposed the rampant bribery among traffic....

The Latest: Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) - The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country against international criticism over an exodus of hundreds....

Trump and Macros take spotlight at UN but challenges are key

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press. UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations - but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea....

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local): 11:30 p.m. North Korea's top diplomat is headed to New York to attend the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived Tuesday in Beijing after departing Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on an Air Koryo flight.

The Latest: Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country against international criticism over an exodus of hundreds of....

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar's embassy to protest the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. At least 412,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past month and are living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh.

Petrol, diesel prices likely to come down by Diwali, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which falls next month. The comments come amid criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently.

Have a pet? Get ready to pay extra house rent in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: From pet application, pet rent and compensation for damages that could lead to deduction from rent advance, the new tenancy rules governing the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants, being planned, suggests a slew of measures that could make owning pets in a rented house a costlier affair.

Delhi Public School asks students question about Blue Whale in exam

RAIPUR: Even as the police in several parts of the country issue advisories warning on Blue Whale Challenge, a Delhi Public School branch in Korba included a question about the online game in its half-yearly exam for class IX students.The DPS school at NTPC township in Korba district asked students....

30 % consumers do not pay service charge in restaurants: Survey

NEW DELHI: For many years, restaurants and hotels have been adding a service charge to our bills. People may pay the bill without understanding what it means. Even as the government has made it clear that service charge is not mandatory, the practice still continues.

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

YANGON: Pressure grew on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign. The call from Human Rights Watch came as the UN General Assembly....

Rajasthan doctors on one-day mass leave, government invokes ESMA

JAIPUR: Government doctors in the state went on a one-day mass leave on Monday to press for their long-pending demands, prompting the government to invoke the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) for three months. Nearly 10,000 doctors in the state are demanding increase in their....

Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade

People take pictures of the Olympic rings installed on the Esplanade du Trocadero near the Eiffel tower following the Paris' nomination as host for the 2024 Olympics.|AFP. PARIS: Works began Monday to boost security at the Eiffel Tower as an anti-terrorism measure, city hall said, with bulletproof....

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, left, shakes hands with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk as he leaves the Pyongyang Airport, North Korea Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Ri flew out of Pyongyang Tuesday morning to go to New York for the U.N. General Assembly.
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