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Bahamas islands in awards top spots

The Bahamas has gained four spots among the Caribbean's top 15 destinations in Travel + Leisure magazine's World's awards. The Exuma Cays, the Abacos and Harbour Island were voted 'Best Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas'. Harbour Island was ranked sixth best island, Exuma came in at number eight, and Abaco was rated 14th.
 

The Latest: Audit estimates 32 million more uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times EDT): 5:40 p.m. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law would mean an additional 32 million uninsured people by 2026.

OAS chief says he backs targeted sanctions against Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Western Hemisphere's largest diplomatic body said Wednesday he backs targeted sanctions against high-ranking Venezuelan officials responsible for the political and economic turmoil gripping the South American nation.

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Congo says available evidence in the murder of their two colleagues leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia operating in the area, or other armed groups were responsible. U.N.

Ruling could expand special education services to more Iowa students

A legal judgement could force Iowa schools to change how they determine which students qualify for special education, potentially allowing thousands of more children to qualify for services, advocates say. Administrative Law Judge Christie J. Scase issued a ruling that requires the Iowa Department....

Roughrider Exploration Limited: Roughrider Acquires Option to Acquire Nevada Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 19, 2017 / Roughrider Exploration Limited (TSX-V: REL) ("Roughrider" or the "Company") - Further to its News Release dated June 22, 2017, announcing that it had signed an option to acquire the Iron Butte oxide gold-silver project located along the western margin of....

DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 19, 2017 / Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation ("Booz Allen" or the "Company") (NYSE: BAH) of the August 18, 2017 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal....

EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of August 18, 2017 - BAH

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 19, 2017 / The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation ("Booz Allen Hamilton") (NYSE: BAH) between May 19, 2016 and June 25,....

People's United Bank To Acquire LEAF Commercial Capital

WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - People's United Bank, a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. Based in Philadelphia, PA, LEAF is one of the largest, independent commercial equipment finance companies in the U.S.

Echo Global Logistics Voted #1 3PL by Readers of Inbound Logistics / Voters Recognize Echo as a Top 10 Third-Party Logistics Provider for Seven Years in a Row

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/19/17 -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, was voted #1 in Inbound Logistics' 2017 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. The annual awards allow logistics professionals to vote for their....

The Klein Law Firm Announces the Commencement of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Weibo Corporation Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of August 28, 2017 (WB)

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 19, 2017 / The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) who purchased shares between April 27, 2017 and June 22, 2017 . The action, which was filed in the United States District....

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors in JBS S.A. of Commencement of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of July 21, 2017 - JBSAY

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 19, 2017 / The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of JBS S.A. ("JBS") (OTCQX: JBSAY) between June 2, 2015 and May 19, 2017 You are hereby notified that a securities....

CBO: 17 Million Fewer Insured Under Republican Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON — A Republican Senate bill to repeal Obamacare would cause 17 million fewer people to have insurance within one year, premiums to jump by 25 percent, and insurers to pull out of counties across the country, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Trump-Putin Meeting Raises Red Flags for Security Experts

President Donald Trump's just-disclosed hourlong meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit — using a Kremlin translator, with no national security staff present — may have damaged U.S. interests, according to some national security experts.

BBC's List of Highest-Paid Stars Reveals Lack of Diversity

A report disclosing the salaries of top stars at the BBC stirred controversy Wednesday when it revealed a massive gender pay gap and lack of minority presence in the top ranks of the British broadcaster. The publicly funded company is required by the British government to disclose the pay of anyone....

Florida Coast-to-Coast bike and hiking trail segment opens today

Last year, he biked the Cross Florida Ride, a 168-mile trek from Cocoa Beach in Brevard County to Bayport Park in Spring Hill. It was beautiful, Wedlake said, but also hazardous cycling along heavily trafficked roads. "There is that constant danger," he said. "People are not always accustomed to riders, or they're distracted by texting.

Doha Bank posts solid H1 net profit with impressive ratios

Doha Bank has recorded a net profit of QR716m for the first half of 2017 (H1 2017), an increase of 1.0 percent as compared to QR708m reported for the same period in 2016. The Bank increased its net operating income by 4.8 percent to QR1.47bn. Total assets increased by QR4.5bn, a growth of 5.1 percent, from QR87.

ibq’s net profit grows by 20%

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) recorded a net profit of QR278m for the first half of 2017 (H1 2017), reflecting a 20 percent growth compared to the corresponding period in 2016. The first half result also shows a 17 percent increase in the bank’s total operating income.

Free summer course for kids to learn Holy Quran; today last...

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has launched a month-long summer course for learning and memorising Holy Quran for Qatari and expatriate students at 30 centres across the country. The move is aimed at providing opportunity to the students to utilise their free time to learn Holy Quran.

Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Stop Trumpcare

Hundreds of activists from around the country descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to fight against the GOP's latest assault on health care and the Affordable Care Act. As Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell spent hours twisting senators' arms over lunch and secret meetings trying to whip up votes,....

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

NEW YORK (AP) — Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark , a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant. The service launched publicly on Tuesday on Amazon's....

Business Highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will bind its customers even more closely once it completes its $13.7 billion bid for the organic grocer Whole Foods. Still, antitrust lawyers believe the deal will get approved, as it doesn't create anything resembling a traditional monopoly.

Minister's plan to drive down prices in property hotspots

A drive to bring down property prices in wealthy areas could see councils forced to approve the building of thousands of new homes. The Communities Secretary is understood to want local authorities to face tough new building targets if prices in their areas are too high.

Gas storage field that leaked methane gets reopening OK

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials have approved resuming operations at a Los Angeles gas storage facility where a leak spewed methane for nearly four months. Two state agencies said Wednesday that the Southern California Gas Co. can resume storing natural gas at the Aliso Canyon facility,....

OAS chief says he backs targeted sanctions against Venezuela

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of the Western Hemisphere's largest diplomatic body said Wednesday he backs targeted sanctions against high-ranking Venezuelan officials responsible for the political and economic turmoil gripping the South American nation.

The Latest: Audit estimates 32 million more uninsured

5:40 p.m. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law would mean an additional 32 million uninsured people by 2026. The report from Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says the measure would cause....

Remembering Rudy: Teachers raise money for student's funeral service

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Teachers are raising money to pay for a former student's service after he drowned in the James River. Rudy Organiz went to the river for the first time on Saturday, spending the summer afternoon with his colleague when the two decided to cool off in the water. "They decided to get in.

N$600 million agreement to boost energy supply

Windhoek. Namibia and Germany last Thursday signed a N$600 million intergovernmental agreement that paves the way for the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) to cooperate under the Programme for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

Gas storage field that leaked methane gets reopening OK

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials have approved resuming operations at a Los Angeles gas storage facility where a leak spewed methane for nearly four months. Two state agencies said Wednesday that the Southern California Gas Co. can resume storing natural gas at the Aliso Canyon facility,....

OAS chief says he backs targeted sanctions against Venezuela

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of the Western Hemisphere's largest diplomatic body said Wednesday he backs targeted sanctions against high-ranking Venezuelan officials responsible for the political and economic turmoil gripping the South American nation.

Funeral set for 9 family members killed in flash flood

By ANITA SNOW Associated Press. PHOENIX (AP) - Relatives of nine family members who were killed in a flash flood in Arizona last weekend have scheduled funeral services for early next week for all of those who died. Dozens of searchers, meanwhile, resumed combing a riverbed on Wednesday for the body....
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