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Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) Raising the specter of a government shutdown in just 10 days, President Donald Trump complained Thursday that a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because it does not include funding for a border wall with Mexico.

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said.

1,600 Volkswagen Electric Trucks For Brazil

. Volkswagen makes electric trucks? Well, yes, it does — or it will. Not only that, but Ambev Brewery in Brazil has a whopping 1,600 of them. ordered Oh, but just to be clear, the orders are to be fulfilled by 2023. Production, CleanTechnica was told, is expected to begin in 2020.

Qld hospital name change appalled family

The family of pioneering clinician Phyllis Cilento say they are appalled by the Queensland government's decision to rename to Brisbane hospital previously named after her. Lady Cilento Hospital has been renamed the Queensland Children's Hospital to clear up supposed confusion about whether it is a public or a private facility.

How I’m grappling with my odds of surviving childbirth

In Haejin Park many ways, I’m just like every other pregnant woman in the United States. I’m about halfway through my second pregnancy, and I’ve already navigated the questions of what the birth of my second child, a girl, will mean for me personally and professionally.

Kingdom’s development discussed

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the International Monetary Fund on Thursday held a conference to discuss the next steps in Cambodia’s economic development. NBC director-general Chea Serey said the conference was an opportunity for stakeholders to offer their ideas and hear those of others, with the aim of designing a development strategy.

Germany vows continued support for government

A delegation from the German government congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen for his latest election victory and pledged on Berlin’s behalf to continue supporting the development of the Kingdom. The remarks came during a meeting at the Peace Palace on Thursday between Prime Minister Hun Sen and....

CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved Cambodia....

Sanctuary concessions granted

The Ministry of Environment has granted concessions for agricultural purposes to two investment companies. The ministry’s report, which it shared on its Facebook page, said CRCK II Rubber Development and Bean Heack Investment Co Ltd have been respectively allowed to develop 7,121.78ha and 4,128.

Protesters rally at ministry over Koh Kong land fracas

A host of protesters rallied at the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction yesterday to demand that it intervene to resolve a land dispute involving a company and hundreds of families in Koh Kong province. Pov Nget, one of the 70 protesters seeking the ministry’s mediation to....

Phnom Penh looks to go green in its war on waste

Phnom Penh is looking to go green in its efforts to tackle the mountain of waste – nearly 3,000 tonnes – that the capital now produces each day, Keo Channarith, the director of the Dangkor Dumpsite Management Committee, said on Thursday. “If we look at the figures over the past three years, the....

Officials in on illegal timber to VN, claim forest guardians

Forest activists in Ratanakkiri province’s O’yadav district said on Thursday that a group of Cambodian and Vietnamese traders are colluding with officials and transporting timber from their community forest to Vietnam after they had illegally felled trees there early this month.

Prominent stablecoin found to have a backdoor that allows tokens to be seized

. Stablecoins, cryptocurrencies tied to tangible assets, usually fiat currency, have been gaining more attention recently after two were recently given regulatory approval but the security of one is being questioned after a backdoor was discovered in its code. The stablecoin in question is the Paxos Trust Co.

Google confirms Gmail accounts of U.S. senators were targeted by state-backed hackers

. Google LLC has confirmed that the Gmail accounts of a number of U.S. senators and senate staff were targeted by state-backed hackers. The confirmation on Thursday came a day after Sen. Ron Wyden revealed in a letter that his office had discovered that the personal email accounts of several....

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens. Imagine North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolling through South Korea's ultra-modern capital in an armored....

‘Brexit voters must stop those plotting to steal our victory’

Writing for the Daily Express today, Ms Patel said: “These people are not on the side of the British people and they do not believe in Britain. “Their aim is simple. To reverse the result of the referendum and put Brussels back in charge. “To steal Brexit and take us all back to square one. There’s a common denominator to all of this.

Amazon to buy more Indian food stores, countering Walmart

MUMBAI -- Amazon will join local private equity firm Samara Capital in acquiring Aditya Birla Group's food store chain More, marking the latest move in the U.S. player's contest with Walmart for India's e-commerce market, according to sources and local media reports.

Travel opened my eyes to Indonesia's great diversity: Mochtar Riady's story (10)

In 1950, I returned from Hong Kong to Malang, my home village on the Indonesian island of Java. Imam Soekarto, the guerrilla leader I had become acquainted with during Indonesia's war of independence, vouched for my identity, and I received permission to return home. My father was waiting for me alone in Malang.

Insider threat Who ate all the PII? Not the blockchain, thankfully GDPR be praised, new product keeps personally identifiable information off the chain 19 Sep 09:05 | 7

Dutch security firm Gemalto has said its blockchain product, slated to pilot later this year, will keep personal data off the blockchain. According to the Dutch outfit, the forgettably named Trust ID Network is aimed at users and digital service providers that need verifiable Self-Sovereign Digital....

Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

The UK's privacy watchdog wants to fine Equifax £500,000 ($660,000) after hackers siphoned off 15 million Brits' info from the credit-score agency's databases. Or in other words, three pence for each of the affected British citizens. The fine could have been much larger had it fallen under Europe's GDPR .

FBI probe of Brett Kavanaugh could be quick 9:54 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – A California woman says Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. He denies it. The White House believes him. Senate Democrats believe her. Could the FBI break the deadlock? "They could assign 100 agents to this and be done in two days,” said Tom Fuentes, a former FBI....

14 Sep 18 WLTP: less factory options, more accessories?

WLTP: less factory options, more accessories? WLTP could push customers to limit the number of options they order, as they have an impact on the car’s CO 2 emissions and hence tax liability. That is bad news for OEMs, for whom extras generate much needed margin.

Crime & Courts

A Tarrant County judge has been indicted on felony charges of theft of services and tampering with a government record. She is accused of falsely receiving homestead exemptions and unlawfully receiving utilities. An indictment unsealed on Wednesday named a Fort Worth man and a man who formerly....

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DeWine, Cordray trade attacks over opioids in pointed debate

Ohio's major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other's record in public office as a failure.

The Latest: New Mexico GOP candidate say he has defied Trump

The Latest on the first televised debate between New Mexico's candidates for governor (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says he has taken on Donald Trump in two instances while serving in Congress. Pearce and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle....

Audi launches electric SUV in grab at Tesla’s market share September 18 Updated

German luxury car brand Audi on Monday staged the global launch of a new electric sport utility vehicle on the home turf of rival Tesla Inc, and highlighted a deal with Inc. to make recharging its forthcoming e-tron models easier. The Audi e-tron midsize SUV will be offered in the United....

Europe to investigate Amazon’s dual role of merchant and platform Subscriber content

For many independent merchants who sell their goods on Inc.’s platform, there has long been deep concern that if the e-commerce giant saw a particular product selling well, the company would duplicate it, but at a lower price. The European Union’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday there may be reason for worry.

Appeal court justices grant stay citing precedent, pave way for move to 25 wards in Toronto Ruling clears the way for the civic elections to proceed as Premier Doug Ford wished, with 25 wards instead of 47

In 24 concise paragraphs, Ontario’s top court dissected and demolished a trial judge’s ruling that the province had violated the free speech of candidates and voters in Toronto by altering ward boundaries in the middle of an election campaign. “It is not in the public interest to permit the....

Tilray shares finish up 38% after wild day of trading that saw multiple halts Subscriber content At its peak market cap Wednesday of $36-billion, Tilray was more valuable than all but 17 Canadian companies

Tilray’s wild day of trading, perhaps the craziest session ever for a Canadian company of any stripe, saw the shares nearly double to US$300 – adding $18-billion in market capitalization in a matter of hours – before then losing half their value after multiple trading halts. They closed Wednesday at US$214.
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