FEMA removes — then restores — statistics about drinking water access and electricity in Puerto Rico from website


President Trump talks with  residents during a walking tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Update: As of Friday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is once again reporting two key statistics — the percentage of Puerto Ricans who have access to drinking water and the percentage of the island that has power — on ...

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Lindsay Lohan, Senator's Snarky Drunk Dig to Trigger Lawsuit


Lindsay Lohan Senator’s Snarky Drunk Dig Will Trigger Lawsuit 10/6/2017 7:43 AM PDT Breaking News Michael and Dina Lohan plan to sue a U.S. senator who conjured up Lindsay‘s drunken past to lash out at a CEO. The incident went down at a congressional hearing Wednesday as the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee grilled former Equifax CEO Richard Smith about ...

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Out of control


Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What of your self-driving car took on a mind of its own? As more carmakers adopt “over the air (OTA)” software updates for their increasingly connected and autonomous cars, is the risk of hacker hijack also increasing? Imagine jumping in your car but being taken somewhere you didn’t want to go – into oncoming ...

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Is Spain Cracking up? Nation Faces Separatist Showdown


After unprecedented police violence against its citizens Sunday, Spain is headed for another showdown with the renegade province of Catalonia, which wants to become an independent state.   With its capital of Barcelona, Catalonia has it’s own history, culture, and language. Catalonia also pays more in taxes to the Spanish government in Madrid than it gets back, and many Catalans ...

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Mauritius exposed to environmental risks


With its coral-fringed coastline and silver sands, Mauritius has long been lauded for its beauty. When Mark Twain visited in 1896 he quoted an islander as saying: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.” Rising sea levels are posing a threat, however, changing the appearance of parts of the shoreline. Etienne Sinatambou, minister of ...

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Trump on response to Las Vegas shooting: ‘What happened is, in many ways, a miracle.’


President Trump was asked about the gun laws on Oct. 3, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. “We have a tragedy, and what happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle,” he said. “We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.” (The Washington Post) President Trump said Tuesday that the quick response of law enforcement ...

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Tyrese Investigated by Children's Services Over Abuse Claims


Tyrese Investigated by Children’s Services Over Abuse Claims 10/3/2017 12:32 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Tyrese is now under the microscope of the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services over claims by his ex-wife and baby mama that he spanked his 10-year-old daughter so hard she couldn’t sit. Tyrese and Norma Gibson are in a court battle … Norma’s trying ...

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Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row


Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Max Schrems asked whether user data being transferred to the US was safe and protected from possible surveillance The Irish High Court has referred a case about the way Facebook transfers user data across the Atlantic to the US to the EU’s highest court. The outcome, which could take months to be resolved, could ...

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Former Muslim Kidnapper: 'They Get Paid for Every Coptic Christian Girl They Bring In'


Extreme Muslim groups, with the assistance of Egyptian police, are carrying out a systematic strategy of kidnapping Coptic Christian young women, according to a report by World Watch Monitor. The report says Muslim groups like the Salafi organization pay kidnappers large sums, some of which is given to police who help by supplying drugs to weaken the young women or ...

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New nuclear – a chance to start again


New nuclear – a chance to start again Read more All the benefits of Premium Digital, plus: Free delivery to your home or office, Monday to Saturday FT Weekend – a stimulating blend of news and lifestyle Read more All the benefits of Standard Digital, plus: Unlimited access to all content Instant Insights column for comment and analysis as news ...

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