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Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim

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The moves came in retaliation to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region on Monday. The Kurdistan government has said they were pushed to stage the independence referendum after the central government violated at least one third of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns the fate of the disputed or Kurdistani areas such as the oil-rich and multi-ethnic Kirkuk province. Read More »

AA:Steps against KRG will not target civilians: Turkish PM

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plan. The result was a resounding 92.7 per cent "yes" for independence. Calling the vote "unconstitutional", Iraq's parliament on Wednesday also asked Abadi to send troops to the oil-producing, Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk to take control of its lucrative oil fields. Read More »

Elphinstone stampede: 15 dead, over 30 injured in Mumbai

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Commuters claim that the foot-over bridge at Elphinstone was narrow and is always crowded during the peak hours. "We put everybody who was injured in cars, police vans and ambulances and tried to take them to the hospital as quickly as possible", said one witness quoted by AFP news agency. Read More »

Trump working on executive order on healthcare, hopes for negotiation with Democrats

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Republicans plan to do this by lowering tax rates for businesses both large and small, eliminating special-interest loopholes in the current tax code, and cutting excessive and costly taxes on individuals. Tax reform is the single best way to grow our economy. Corporate Tax Rate The corporate tax rate is the rate that corporations pay on their net income. Read More »

Wake County school named one of the best in the nation

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Their collective commitment to excellence and to bringing out the best in one another has made this achievement possible. "The partnership of parents, grandparents, extended families with the teachers and administrators have really come together to form a foundation for student growth", he said. Read More »

De Anza college supports undocumented students after Trump ends DACA

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , the program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas, has been rescinded. The move - known as a discharge petition - permits any bill to be brought to the floor without being first approved by House leaders. "Democrats will not back down until Dreamers' future in our country is secured, and this discharge petition will advance this fight". Read More »

Musk aims to land spaceships on Mars in 2022

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We should have a lunar base by now", Musk told the audience in Adelaide. Security was tight and parts of the conference centre were locked down before Musk's presentation . The video concludes by saying the rocket travel is capable of sending passengers from Los Angeles to Toronto in 24 minutes and from London to NYC in just 29 minutes. Read More »

US President Donald Trump unveils 'once-in-a-generation' tax reforms

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The full report details a host of other tax reforms , including a new three-tier personal tax system and a one-time repatriation tax for all overseas assets owned by United States companies. "The family that owns the median home probably is going to face a tax increase", Oh said. There will be an increased child tax credit for children under the age of 17, with wider eligibility rules, and a new $500 tax credit for elderly and other adult dependents. Read More »

Bengaluru ODI: Ruthless India aim for record winning streak

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Opting to bat after winning the toss , Australia got off to a quick start as India rested their first-choice pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah . Nathan Coulter-Nile angled one in, dismantling his defence. Rohith Sharma needs two more sixes to reach fifty sixes in One Day International Match. When Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya were handed over the baton, India still needed 188 from 154 balls - the ideal equation range to put a relative untested middle-order under the ... Read More »

Republican Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act Stalls

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It was a major blow for the president and Republican leadership , who have made Obamacare's repeal a top priority. Under current budget reconciliation rules, Senate Republicans could not reach a simple majority of 51 votes to pass Graham-Cassidy before september 30 . Read More »

Trump, Republicans introduce tax reform framework

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Fundamental tax reform comes around only once in a generation, and this is our chance. "A lot of families are struggling under complexity of tax code", said House Speaker Paul Ryan , (R) Wisconsin. The Trump Administration , the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance have developed a unified framework to achieve pro-American, fiscally responsible tax reform. Read More »

Arab states, Iran suspend Kurdistan flights post referendum

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Speaking at a police academy graduation ceremony in Ankara on Thursday, Erdogan called on Masoud Barzani , the leader of Iraq's Kurdish administration, to be content with the region's current semi-autonomous status, enjoy its oil revenues, and not drag it into an "adventure that is bound to end in chagrin". Read More »

Michy Batshuayi Produces A Typically Incredible Tweet After Dramatic Winner Against Atletico

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What had looked like being a decent result after an encouraging performance became much better in injury time, as Michy Batshuayi stole across the near post to turn in a low Marcos Alonso cross after fine work from Tiemoue Bakayoko . When the Italian is in a good frame of mind, which he seems to be right now, his tactical acumen will make Chelsea unsafe opponents for anybody in the European game. Read More »

Pitbull offers up private jet for Puerto Rican cancer patients

Rubio held a press conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González to discuss recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. On Tuesday (Sept. 26), Trump's administration reportedly denied Rossello's request to waive the shipping act . For many people, it's been a week since they last spoke to family members and friends on the island. Read More »

Jack Nicklaus on national anthem protests: 'There is a time and place'

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Professional sportsmen in the United States have either been taking to their knee or linking arms in a show of solidarity against comments made by President Donald Trump . "We adhere to our rulebook and to our core values and traditions, I think that's why our sport is so successful", Love III said. It's a topic the sport, and much of the media that covers it, would probably rather avoid but with a United States of America team event coming just days after Trump's comments, the questions ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia wins plaudits for ending ban on women driving

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I also choose to celebrate the moments when they earn the right to take the steering wheel, and drive to a place where we can all safely complain about the smaller stuff. How do women there get around? Ms Al Azzouni said she hopes that the next steps will include the government focusing on the country's infrastructure and public transport. Read More »

TAX REFORM - GOP tax plan nearly doubles standard deduction

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The New York Democrat also blasted the plan for actually increasing the bottom tax rate from 10 percent to 12 percent, calling it a "punch to the gut of working Americans". And Meadows is not the only member of Congress who will have red lines on tax reform. "Seeing a total erosion of caring about the debt is incredibly hypocritical", said Marc Goldwein, head of policy and senior vice president at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog group. Read More »

Roy Moore wins the Republican nomination for US Senate

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Trump was hoping to win a loyalist in odd, 64, who has openly backed Trump's agenda. A cheer went up at Moore's victory party here when a super PAC supporting odd conceded the race before the media had even projected the result. Moore is now the favorite in the race to replace Sessions, given Alabama's strong Republican bent. Despite an influx of Washington money and a visit from the president, unusual was no match for Moore's religiously-driven message and outsider status. Read More »

Senate's bad medicine gets worse with new health care bill

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Lindsey Graham , doesn't reflect the wishes of constituents. In the short term, billions of health care dollars would effectively be transferred from states that participated in Medicaid expansion, such as California, to states that did not, such as Texas. Read More »

GOP Health Care Bill Dealt New Blow By Sen. Rand Paul

Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate , and with no Democrats expected to support the overhaul effort, if three Republicans vote against it, the legislation will fail. Collins also said that senators are continuing to change the bill as they lobby to keep it from failing and that those changes could make it hard for the Congressional Budget Office to provide a full analysis. Read More »

Republicans moves to save Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

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The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that from 2020 to 2026, block grants would boost federal health spending in MS by 148 percent. The changes, unveiled Sunday, come in the wake of Arizona Sen. The money would be redistributed to states, which could spend it to design their own insurance programs for low-income people. The finding that the Graham-Cassidy bill could inflict collateral damage on red states as well as reliably Democratic ones seems somewhat counter-intuitive. Read More »

J.Lo Pledges $1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief

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As Lopez explained - first speaking fluent Spanish before shifting to English - she and her boyfriend, former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez , are committed to helping the Puerto Rico. She added: "We are working day and night to identify the needs". More than 700,000 residents of New York City identify as Puerto Rican, along with almost as many people elsewhere in the state, according to non-governmental studies. Read More »