Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the
Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state
newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the
President Donald Trump called on the Federal Reserve to push down interest
rates into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world
central banks to battle weak economic growth as it punishes savers and
banks’ earnings in the process.
President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John
Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle
foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and
Republican Dan Bishop won a special U.S. congressional election in North
Carolina on Tuesday, turning back a vigorous Democratic challenge to save a
longtime stronghold for President Donald Trump’s party.
Having once branded John Bolton a “war maniac”, North Korean officials
could see U.S. President Donald Trump’s removal of his national security
adviser as a chance to resume denuclearization talks without facing an
unyielding hawk on the other side.
While 10 Democratic presidential contenders debate in Houston on Thursday,
the party is eyeing gains farther down the ballot in Texas next year in
races for the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature, party
strategists and political experts say.
Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands
of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of
the dry season.
China announced its first batch of tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S.
products, days ahead of a planned meeting between trade negotiators from
the two countries to try and de-escalate their bruising tariff row.
U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in August and underlying producer
inflation rebounded, but the data on Wednesday did not change financial
market expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again
next week to support a slowing economy.
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Over 18 years, the rubble left by the destruction of the World Trade Center
has given way to a gleaming new complex of office towers, a museum, a
transit hub and a memorial that draws millions of visitors each year. But
though it no longer looks like a construction site, the rebuilding of the
World Trade Center is still incomplete.
At least 50 people have died as a result of Hurricane Dorian, a number that
is expected to rise as search operations continue. Nearly two weeks after
the category five storm devastated parts of the island chain, thousands
have been left without homes and essentials such as water and electricity.
A black market for everyday items like bread developed in the Bahamas due
to food shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. An estimated 17% of
Bahamians are now homeless
A new report claims 489 illegal immigrants with detainers were released
across North Carolina over the past 10 months.
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to combat mass shootings
which suggests phones and smartwatches may be used to track people with
mental health problems.
The National Rifle Association filed suit Monday against the city of San
Francisco in response to city’s board of supervisors labeling the
gun-rights group a “domestic terrorist organization.”
A 73-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly beating her neighbor, 82,
to death with a brick at a home for senior citizens in Maryland,
authorities said Monday.
Anti-Israeli chants rang through the streets of a Hezbollah bastion in the
Lebanese capital on Tuesday as thousands of black-clad Shiites commemorated
the seventh-century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson.
More than 30 pilgrims were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede
at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala on the Shiite holy day of
– Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church,a church in Detroit, canceled an
anti-Muslim event scheduled for Wednesday’s 9/11 anniversary after facing
condemnation from politicians and organizations.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov on Tuesday warned against trusting Russian
President Vladimir Putin, after Moscow freed him from jail in a historic
prisoner swap with Kiev this weekend.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said after a White House meeting on
Tuesday that there has been a “significant decrease” in U.S.-bound
immigration through Mexico, especially from Central America, and he expects
the trend to continue.
Members of the Trump administration visited Los Angeles Tuesday to get a
firsthand look at the city’s sprawling homeless encampments and efforts to
control them, while President Donald Trump directed his staff to develop
policy options to address the national crisis of people living on the
Bolivian wildfires have destroyed almost five million acres of forest and
grassland since August. Almost half of the losses are in “protected” areas,
known for high biodiversity. Scientists estimate that regeneration of the
local ecosystem will take about 300 years.
A California church was vandalized after its pastor and members publicly
opposed the presentation of a “Drag Queen Story Hour” in a local public
New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, is expected to sign an
executive order Tuesday that will leverage the state’s purchasing power to
coerce gun retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions to comply
with a more stringent gun-control regime.
Nearly four of five post-9/11 veterans have been deployed, compared to 58%
for pre-9/11 service members. 60% have served in a combat zone, up from
about 30% for those who served pre-9/11.
Mid-Day Snapshot · Sept. 11, 2019
|“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” —John Adams (1815)
Trump loses a voice for American strength and must find his fourth national security advisor.
Beyond raising taxes, new programs would only raise costs by increasing the regulatory state.
The latest trend is twisting the Bible to support leftist economic policy on climate change.
The CIA takes the unusual step of publicly refuting CNN’s false reporting on Russian spy.
A study claiming that Trump rallies increased hate crimes by 226% is proven false.
MLK would be appalled by the segregationist language of black church leaders.
Honoring those who perished, and those defending our nation in the Long War today.
UCLA’s Eugene Volokh presents five rules of free speech and corporations.
Governments limit charter schools, but charters often do better than government-run schools.
|For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.
North Carolina special elections, John Bolton ousted, American embassy attacked, CNN’s fake news, and more.
Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tulsi Gabbard, Dan Crenshaw, and more.
Headlines – 9/11/2019
In campaign pitch, Netanyahu vows to annex Jordan Valley if reelected
Netanyahu vows to annex all settlements, starting with Jordan Valley
Netanyahu hails ‘historic opportunity’ for Israeli sovereignty
Netanyahu’s push to annex the Jordan Valley, explained – it could have serious implications for the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations
US says peace deal still possible if Israel annexes settlements, Jordan Valley
Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley vow: Harbinger of US support or indication of failure?
UN warns Israel against Netanyahu’s ‘devastating’ West Bank annexation plans
Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas ‘aggression’
Saudi Arabia criticizes Netanyahu’s sovereignty pledge
Netanyahu briefly whisked away from campaign rally as rockets fired from Gaza
IDF airstrikes hit 15 sites in Gaza after 2 rockets fired at Israeli cities
Minister of theEconomy: Iran behind rocket attack Tuesday; an effort to interfere in Israeli elections
Political rivals tear into Netanyahu’s Gaza policy after rockets disrupt event
Netanyahu derided by right and left as he’s forced to take shelter from rockets
Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley sovereignty vow widely panned by politicians as ‘spin’
Likud blasts Blue and White for ‘gloating’ after rocket fire sends PM offstage
Netanyahu Accuses Rivals of Plotting to ‘Steal’ Israeli Election
In era of ‘gotcha journalism,’ charges of anti-Semitism can be weaponized
We’ll hit more targets: Nasrallah says lessons learned from ‘Hollywood’ IDF
Trump ready to meet Rouhani without preconditions
Trump fires Iran hawk John Bolton as national security adviser
John Bolton’s departure opens a door to ease tensions with Iran
Iran claims credit for Bolton dismissal
Iran: Bolton ouster ‘clear sign of defeat’ of US sanctions campaign
What does John Bolton’s departure mean for Israel?
Why the Trump-Bolton breakup was inevitable. They clashed over Iran, North Korea and more
John Bolton was fired, and the price of oil instantly fell
Russia says exit of Trump adviser Bolton unlikely to help ties: RIA
On Eve of 9/11 Anniversary, New US Sanctions Target Hamas, Islamic State, Other Terror Groups
US bombs ISIS-‘infested island’ in Iraq, new video shows
More than 30 dead in stampede at Iraqi Shiite shrine
African UN members urge lifting of Sudan sanctions
Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary
Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt
N.Korea carried out super-large multiple rocket launcher test on Tuesday
North Korean leader supervises test of rocket launcher
American Businesses Say China’s Slowdown Is a Greater Threat Than the Trade War
Germany’s Merkel: We still have every chance of orderly Brexit
Venezuela starts military exercises at Colombia border, US promises Bogota ‘full support’
When Profanity Hits the Campaign Trail – Trump lowered the bar, and now some Democratic presidential candidates are cursing with unusual abandon. Why?
This algorithm can predict when workers are about to quit-here’s how
A new baby monitor could use AI to alert parents before infant awakes
McDonald’s acquires A.I. company to help automate the drive-thru, its third tech deal this year
Fighting Instagram’s $1.3 Billion Problem-Fake Followers
‘Only Option’: Japan May Dump Fukushima Nuclear Plant Water Into Pacific Ocean
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Sitka, Alaska
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Bobon, Philippines
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits East of the South Sandwich Islands
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft
Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 12,000ft
Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 10,000ft
Alaid volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft
Dorian death toll feared to reach thousands as storm caused ‘absolute destruction’ and ‘nightmare’ to the Bahamas
Desperation mounts in Bahamas as shelters turn evacuees away
Rare tornado hits farm in Oregon
Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record
China’s pork prices surge 47% in August amid swine fever outbreak
Lawmakers renew fights over Trump’s border wall, abortion
Planned Parenthood Closes 2 Ohio Clinics due to Trump Pro-Life Rule
BBC Video Tells Children: There Are More Than 100 ‘Gender Identities’
Married man’s death during sex on business trip ruled a ‘workplace accident’
Philippines High Court Rejects Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Appeal
‘You’re Desecrating The Name Of God’: Gay Jewish Man Says Stranger Harassed Him Over Pink Kippah
Megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide after struggling with mental health
Worshipers flock to mysterious crying Virgin Mary icon, hope miracle saves church from sale
Chinese Pastors Ordered to Preach about Confucius: It’s the ‘Erosion of Christianity’
Over 120 churches attacked since start of Syria’s civil war: report
Josh Buice – How Should Sanctification Affect the Tongue?
The LGBT endgame is to destroy Christianity
Church vandalized with satanic graffiti after pastor protests Drag Queen Story Hour
Pastor, author and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide
California ministry forced homeless to work, stole their benefits, officials say
Falwell Jr. says FBI to investigate ‘criminal conspiracy’ at Liberty University
Bloomfield church cancels anti-Muslim 9/11 event after backlash
Ashura festival sees children left covered in blood as devout Muslims use knives to slice their heads open
Chinese Pastors Ordered to Preach about Confucius: It’s the ‘Erosion of Christianity’