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Stonehouse Elementary named national Blue Ribbon school Stonehouse Elementary named national Blue Ribbon school
- September 30, 2017

Thirteen Michigan schools, including three in Rochester Hills, were recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools on Thursday by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , according to the Michigan Department of Education. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among the highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. "This award is validation of the commitment that our staff makes on a daily basis to provide each student with the best education possible". (more...)
US ambassador: Israel Occupies 'Just Two Percent' of West Bank US ambassador: Israel Occupies 'Just Two Percent' of West Bank
- September 30, 2017

It must stop building settlements on the occupied lands without any further loss of time. When asked about the prospects for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Friedman reiterated to Walla! that it was a question of "when not if", and stressed that "most importantly [the US would] recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the state of Israel and of the Jewish people". (more...)
Two toddlers shot by playmate at USA home daycare Two toddlers shot by playmate at USA home daycare
- September 30, 2017

The other children at the day care were taken to the police station until they could be reunited with their parents. The police chief told U.S. media that the investigation was ongoing and charges were possible. The home is not licensed as a day care center, according to the News. While it's unclear if Eubanks's babysitting fell into this category, those who shirk the law could be found guilty of a misdemeanor. (more...)
Majority says Trump not 'fit to serve as president' Majority says Trump not 'fit to serve as president'
- September 30, 2017

The survey results signaled that a majority of voters disapproved of Trump's social media habits or his handling of race relations. African-American voters tend to back Democrats and Hillary Clinton won 88 percent of the black vote in the November 2016 election while Trump picked up just eight percent, according to exit polls. (more...)
Little girl takes Prince Harry's popcorn at Invictus Games Little girl takes Prince Harry's popcorn at Invictus Games
- September 29, 2017

Harry has been dating Markle since previous year. Harry and Meghan were seen getting cosy at the Invictus Games . The hotel, which opened in 1929, recently completed a five-year multi-million-pound refurbishment. Miss Hall, who provides Harry with guidance and support at Invictus events, had apparently been placed in front of Miss Markle in case she needed assistance. (more...)
Google forced to make changes in the search engine Google forced to make changes in the search engine
- September 29, 2017

Al Verney, a spokesperson for Google in Brussels had refused to comment. The changes, introduced from Wednesday, are an attempt to answer the EU's claim that the Google shopping service could always outbid others for the advertising space at the top of the site, as its cash would not be leaving the wider company. (more...)
Contractors Begin Building Prototypes For Trump's Border Wall Contractors Begin Building Prototypes For Trump's Border Wall
- September 29, 2017

Customs and Border Patrol determine the best method to move forward with building the border wall . Two of them, Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Alabama, and Philadelphia, Mississippi-based W.G. "If you're in favor of the wall, you're entitled to speak in favor of it but peacefully, and that's what we're asking for". The House has approved the money, but the Senate has yet to take up the bill, and Democrats have announced they will try to derail any legislation that includes border wall ... (more...)
Catalonia conflict: Barcelona's mayor calls on European Union to mediate Catalonia conflict: Barcelona's mayor calls on European Union to mediate
- September 29, 2017

They said many students changed their mind to support independence from Spain after they saw that the crackdown by Madrid had intensified in the run-up to the October 1 vote. "Defending the fundamental rights of Catalan citizens against a wave of repression from the Spanish state is also the same as defending the rights of Spanish and European citizens", she said. (more...)
'Tortured beyond belief': What did N Korea do to Otto? 'Tortured beyond belief': What did N Korea do to Otto?
- September 28, 2017

His parents were never able to speak with him and learned that he would be returned home for medical reasons only shortly before it had been arranged. A coroner's report gives a cause of death for a young Ohioan detained for more than a year by North Korea, but couldn't determine what led to his fatal brain damage. (more...)
Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring rear-drive record Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring rear-drive record
- September 28, 2017

Porsche's newest 700-horsepower turbocharged maniac auto proved once and for all that it's not only the fastest 911 ever made, but the fastest road vehicle of them all by setting a new record for the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife course. (more...)
Russia, US to cooperate on first lunar station Russia, US to cooperate on first lunar station
- September 28, 2017

Roscosmos also mentions that a set of global technical standards will be created which will be used for the lunar space station and beyond. Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, said that Russian Federation plans to produce one to three modules for the station. (more...)
Alstom and Siemens set to merge rail assets, reports say Alstom and Siemens set to merge rail assets, reports say
- September 28, 2017

Reuters reports that Siemens is likely to pursue a multibillion-dollar rail merger with French rival Alstom rather than with Bombardier. Global headquarters and the rolling stock management team will be located in Paris, France, whilst headquarters for the Mobility Solutions business will be in Berlin, Germany, with a total of 62,300 employees across 60 countries. (more...)
Mandatory evacuations ordered as S. California fire spreads Mandatory evacuations ordered as S. California fire spreads
- September 27, 2017

The fire resulted in a smoke advisory for northern and central Orange County, and the cities of Corona and Norco, in Riverside County. No structures were threatened even as Santa Ana winds were blowing 20 to 25 miles per hour were fanning the flames, according to reports . (more...)
United States flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea
- September 27, 2017

Defense Department spokesman Dana White said in a statement that the bombers' mission shows how seriously the USA takes what he calls North Korea's " reckless behavior ". North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un , made a rare TV appearance in which he called Trump "mentally deranged". The battle group - including a carrier with dozens of fighter jets and several other warships - is set to arrive next month when it will take part in joint military drills with South Korea and Japan. (more...)
Trump directs Ed secretary to prioritize computer science Trump directs Ed secretary to prioritize computer science
- September 27, 2017

Survey results and labor statistics collected by Code.org suggest there's a flawless storm of demand for computer science skills and knowledge. Gilbert said Ivanka Trump asked him to host the event in Detroit . According to a press release , the money will be donated over the course of five years. According to his organization, there are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationally across multiple business sectors, but about 50,000 computer science graduates annually in the U.S. (more...)
Moscow: Photos of US Special Ops working with ISIS Moscow: Photos of US Special Ops working with ISIS
- September 27, 2017

The Syrian Democratic Forces , an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, has been fighting Islamic State on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river with US -led jets and special forces. That led US and Russian generals to hold a first face-to-face meeting last week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes and prevent a direct confrontation between the two sides. (more...)
United Nations medics: Widespread evidence of sexual violence against Rohingya refugees United Nations medics: Widespread evidence of sexual violence against Rohingya refugees
- September 27, 2017

The UN termed it a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" . " Those rape victim women should come to us ", said Zaw Htay, spokesman for Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi , as cited by Reuters . "Hence, the chairman's statement was not based on consensus". The chair's statement said there was need to look for long-term solutions to the problem, including dialogues between Myanmar and Bangladesh, where over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled in the short period since August 25. (more...)
Rouhani at United Nations defends Iran nuclear deal against 'rogue newcomers' Rouhani at United Nations defends Iran nuclear deal against 'rogue newcomers'
- September 26, 2017

The nuclear pact, signed in July 2015 by Iran, the US, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, put an end to 12 years of diplomatic conflict surrounding Tehran's controversial nuclear program, but Trump has frequently denounced the accord as a "bad" deal. (more...)
Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Buyout Agreement Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Buyout Agreement
- September 26, 2017

Yep, Wade , who most recently played with the Chicago Bulls , might don a Spurs jersey this season. There were some bright moments. D-Wade's efficiency has dropped too. They'll forget the name on the back of his jersey very fast when they realize he isn't a 28 years old superstar anymore. "They have to want it". It looks like more than just those three will be in the hunt now. (more...)
Target to raise hourly minimum wage to $11 next month Target to raise hourly minimum wage to $11 next month
- September 26, 2017

Target competitor Walmart , the country's largest retail chain, raised its minimum pay to $10 previous year, with the average pay for an hourly employee reaching $13.38 for full-time workers and $10.58 for part-time workers. TGT stock was down slightly as of Monday morning and is down 18% year-to-date. The response has produced promising results as Target reported the first sales increase in a year last quarter. (more...)