Archive for September 17th, 2017

Trump vs. Bannon in Alabama Senate slugfest


Washington The accessible Alabama Senate primary has two high-profile political contenders adverse off: President Donald Trump adjoin his above White House arch strategist, Steve Bannon.Trump appear Saturday night that he will arch to Alabama abutting weekend to abutment Republican Sen. Luther Strange in the primary runoff, which pits the appointed agent adjoin above accompaniment Supreme Court Arch Justice Roy Moore. I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to abutment Luther Strange for Senate, Trump tweeted. Big Luther is a abundant guy who gets things done! Bannon, meanwhile, has aggressively backed Republican Moore aback accepting ousted from the White House aftermost month.Days afterwards abrogation the White House to acknowledgment to his above job as controlling administrator of the bourgeois account armpit Breitbart, Bannon apprenticed a accumulation of affecting conservatives to aback Moore over Strange. At the affair of the Bourgeois Action Project, which does not get complex in contest but includes assembly of ample bourgeois groups that do, Bannon took pains to accent that he wasn t breaking with Trump. Instead, he said, he was adjustment with abstracts such as bourgeois allocution radio host Mark Levin and Duck Dynasty ancestor Phil Robertson to bang a draft adjoin the GOP enactment — and in this case, in a added attenuated sense, adjoin Mitch McConnell, a antecedent accustomed with the affair said.Two White House staffers booty allotment in the meetings: Trump s aldermanic diplomacy aide, Paul Teller, and Vice President Mike Pence s accessible beat director, Sarah Makin.At the time, some attendees interpreted the White House s accord in the affair as an adumbration that Trump didn t plan to get in the average of the intra-party fight. It came as chat was extensive Republicans abroad that — while things could change — Trump was acceptable to punch aback his captivation in the runoff afterwards tweeting alert and recording a robo-call on Strange s account in the primary, a Republican accustomed with Trump s affairs said.But Trump s appointment Saturday erases any agnosticism about whose ancillary he s demography in the race. The move could accord Strange, who is backed by the GOP establishment, a addition in his bid to authority assimilate his bench aloof canicule afore the runoff election, which will be captivated September 26. Strange, whom then-Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley appointed to ample the bench alone by Jeff Sessions afterwards he was accepted as advocate accepted in February, is the applicant of best for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to accumulate the seat, which Sessions had captivated for two decades. Strange accustomed 33% of the vote in the antecedent primary acclamation August 15; Moore got 39% and the third arch GOP candidate, Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, took 20%.In acknowledgment to Trump s announcement, Strange said in a account Saturday: I am appreciative to accept President Trump s endorsement in this chase and I am attractive advanced to his cruise to Alabama. It is an account to assignment adamantine beside him to bear aloft his promises to the American people, like accomplishing tax abatement for adamantine alive Americans and architecture the bank on our southern border. Trump s advertisement came aloof hours afterwards Brooks threw his abutment abaft Moore. Brooks is a affiliate of the bourgeois House Freedom Caucus, and his endorsement added highlights the breach aural the Republican Party amid the GOP enactment and the bourgeois addition Moore is counting on.Employing address acclimated by Trump throughout his campaign, Brooks alleged the chase an ballsy action amid the bodies of Alabama who put America first, and the Washington Swamp, abacus that he had already casting an absentee acclamation for his called candidate.Brooks beneath to endorse either applicant afterwards accident in August. However, in his appeasing comments, he appeared to allege added awful of Moore than Strange. I appetite to acclaim Judge Roy Moore on the aerial affection chase he ran, Brooks said to supporters at the time. He ran a actual honest attack — conceivably best importantly, a actual atonement campaign. In his animadversion Saturday, Brooks said, We charge be able during the 10 canicule larboard afore the election. The Strange/ McConnell armament affliction not one blockhead about truth; they advisedly use awful lies in their non-stop, broiled earth, attack of claimed destruction. Above Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin additionally afresh accustomed Moore s candidacy. s Devon Sayers and Eric Bradner contributed to this report.

Feinstein: We intend for Trump Jr. to testify publicly


Washington The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Board said Sunday it was her and the Republican board chairman s ambition to accompany Donald Trump Jr. afore the board for accessible testimony.California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in an account on s State of the Union that she was alpha to analysis the archetype of a diffuse clandestine affair President Donald Trump s beforehand son had beforehand this ages with board staff, in which he discussed his June 2016 affair with a Russian advocate in Trump Tower. I anticipate it s Agent (Chuck) Grassley s intent, and it s absolutely my intent, to accept him afore the board in the accessible and be able to ask some questions beneath oath, she told bedfellow ballast Dana Bash.Feinstein said the panel s Democratic assembly had taken on two new board to abetment with their ancillary of the investigation, which she said dealt abundantly with questions of obstruction of amends and what connection, if any, Trump s assembly had with Russian attempts to access the 2016 election.Feinstein said the board would apparently amendment Paul Manafort, Trump s above attack chairman, if he would not accede to arise afore the committee. We will acceptable do that if he refuses to appear afore the committee, Feinstein said of a abeyant subpoena.Asked if there was any adumbration Trump s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner played any role in Russia-linked Facebook ads, Feinstein said, No, not at this time. Feinstein additionally brash the accessible to be accommodating as the investigations abide to go on for the accountable future. This could booty a year, a year and a half, if not more, Feinstein said.DACA and reelectionFeinstein addressed the abeyant acceding on clearing amid Trump and Democratic leaders, calling it a bit of approved order. Trump dined on Wednesday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After the dinner, the two Democrats appear a accessible accord on codifying protections for adolescent undocumented immigrants from deportation. Although the Trump administering said beforehand this ages it would abolish an Obama-era affairs accepted as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) affairs aural six months, Trump said he wants Congress to bear a solution.Feinstein accepted the banquet allocution amid Trump and the Democratic leaders. I would say this is a alpha because big bills accept to be bipartisan, Feinstein said.She acclaimed the ample citizenry of DACA recipients in her home accompaniment of California and batten of their accent and strength. They are amazing adolescent people, Feinstein said.Feinstein, 84, is up for reelection in 2018, and as the nation s oldest active senator, questions abide to arise on whether or not she will retire. Asked if she would run for reelection, Feinstein beneath to say one way or the other. We ll see, Feinstein said.

Sanders disputes Clinton: I worked as hard as I could to elect her


Washington Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said he alone criticism from Hillary Clinton that he and his supporters contributed to her defeat in aftermost year s presidential election. I formed as adamantine as I could afterwards acknowledging Hillary Clinton, Sanders said on NBC s Meet the Press. Asked by host Chuck Todd if he accustomed Clinton s criticism that his primary claiming to her and his abiding afterward helped accept President Donald Trump, the Vermont absolute said, No, I absolutely don t. Sanders additionally brought up and rebutted a accepted talking point that some of his supporters did not go on to vote for Clinton in the accepted election. He acicular out that a ample allocation of Clinton s supporters in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary went on to vote for Republican Sen. John McCain over Democrat Barack Obama. You apperceive bodies say, Well, not everybody who voted for Bernie concluded up voting for Hillary. No kidding, Sanders said. That s what happens in politics. Sanders additionally said the re-litigation of the 2016 acclamation was bootless and that the Democratic Party bare to abide a axiological shift. The accepted archetypal of the Democratic Party is acutely not working, Sanders said. Medicare for all As Clinton began a bulk of interviews and appearances to acclaim her attack memoir, What Happened, Sanders spent the anniversary rolling out his angle to aggrandize government bloom advantage to all Americans. A accumulation of Democrats, abounding of them abeyant 2020 presidential hopefuls, abutting Sanders and active assimilate his effort.Sanders batted aback criticism that his angle to alter Obamacare with a single-payer arrangement would advice Republicans who apprenticed to abolition and alter the continuing bloom affliction law. The actual affair is to exhausted aback these adverse Republican proposals, Sanders said.Inside Bernie Sanders new Medicare for all billHe said his Medicare for all legislation was about authoritative a account and ambience a ambition for the US to accompany added nations in accepting the government agreement bloom coverage. It s not activity to appear tomorrow, Sanders said. I absolutely accept that, but we charge to put the criterion bottomward there and go forward. As for criticism that the affairs would be too expensive, Sanders said he believed it would abate costs on authoritative costs about to clandestine allowance and acquiesce for the agreement of cheaper drugs. He additionally countered that an access in the tax accountability would be choleric for abounding by the abolishment of allowance premiums. My Republican accompany say well, Bernie wants to accession your taxes, Sanders said. They balloon to calmly acknowledgment that Bernie wants to do abroad with the clandestine allowance premiums that you re now paying. Sanders went on to affirmation his legislation would save money for the boilerplate common worker.

Three killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya refugee camp


Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh One woman and two accouchement were dead in a charge for actionable handouts of accouterment abreast a Rohingya refugee camp, aid agencies say.The three bodies — whose names and ages accept not been appear — died Friday as aliment were actuality befuddled from abatement trucks on the alley in the Balukhali Pan Bazar abreast the Kutupalong refugee camp, the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) in Bangladesh said.The deaths are a abrupt admonition of the agony in the camps abreast the bound with Myanmar, breadth an estimated 409,000 refugees accept accustomed aback August 25, added than acceleration the absolute Rohingya refugee population. I could not accompany anything. My clothes were accustomed to me by addition here, said Rohingya refugee Romiza Begum. I absent everything. There is annihilation larboard in my home in Myanmar. Aggregate is destroyed. The departure began afterwards Rohingya militants dead 12 aegis admiral at bound posts in Myanmar s Rakhine State, consistent in an agitated government clearance operation. Amnesty International has accused Myanmar s aggressive of advisedly torching Muslim-minority Rohingya villages abreast the Bangladesh bound in a attack of ethnic cleansing. The government says it is targeting terrorists.A alarming administration modelUnofficial aid distributions are generally agitated out by affectionate locals in Bangladesh, who accumulation accoutrements abounding of donations on the aback of trucks and again bandy them out as they drive through the camps. witnessed several of these aid drops in and about the Kutupalong refugee camp. Back the trucks are spotted on the alley they atom a agitated birr as crowds of atrocious Rohingya refugees chase appear them, through mud and traffic, in the achievement of communicable some supplies. We aloof appetite to help, one man throwing out aid told . Abatement agencies acknowledge the efforts of those aggravating to help, but say this is a chancy way to do it.Corinne Ambler, backer for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Bangladesh, said it is bigger for refugees to use official aid administration credibility because the barter adjustment is too dangerous.Refugees who administer to bolt tossed aliment sometimes end up in a action to accumulate them. Those who abort generally ascend assimilate the barter to try to grab annihilation they can, but men on the aback of the barter accept sticks and exhausted them down. Accouchement are best in crisis as the barter drivers generally don t see them, Ambler said. Wall-to-wall animal suffering Many of the Rohingya refugees are sick, athirst and dehydrated by the time they arrive. Abounding accept malnutrition or diarrhea, and some admission with gunshot wounds, burns or land-mine injuries they abiding artifice Myanmar. We came to Bangladesh because activity aback home was actual dangerous. Bullets were aerial about like rain, one 60-year-old Rohingya refugee told . I fell bottomward back I was active abroad and aching my knee. I can t airing or sit appropriately now. The aid agencies animate in the breadth — including the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), the World Aliment Program and added UN agencies — are affected to accent their bound aliment by absorption on the best accessible people, such as abundant women and babies, the ailing and the elderly. Ambler says the bodies they are confined are alone a bead in the ocean compared to the bags who charge aid. I can alone call it as carpeting animal suffering. I ve never apparent annihilation like it, Ambler, the IFRC spokeswoman, told . We can t cope with the numbers that are actuality now. I don t apperceive how we re activity to cope if added come. Three thousand families, or about 15,000 people, lined up on Friday for an official aid administration organized by Red Crescent volunteers from Bangladesh and the UAE. Alongside continued queues of mostly women and aged bodies cat-and-mouse in the afire sun, groups of men stood about attractive athirst and desperate. Families headed by men and those with beneath accouchement are a low priority, banishment abounding men to beg in the street. We accept no aliment and no clothes. We are homeless, said refugee Mohammed Harun. Everything, destroyed by the military. Now we are after aliment or blankets. Aid agencies attempt to accumulate up cannot verify the belief of the Rohingya refugees, as admission to Rakhine State is heavily belted for journalists.Even for the families who accept some aid, it s alone aloof abundant to accumulate them alive. Best aid packs accommodate milk, juice, some semolina and some high-energy biscuits. Best of the refugees don t accept any affable accessories or electricity, so there s little point accouterment aliment that requires cooking. Some refugees are too anemic to backpack aliment home and accept to await on volunteers to advice them.Aid agencies are ramping up their responses as fast as they can, but with bags added refugees accession every day, it s a chase adjoin time aloof to accumulate bodies in these camps alive. It s a claiming for anybody to calibration up quickly, Ambler said. Finally, bodies are starting to apprehend what the bearings is.

3 things to watch at Janet Yellen s Fed meeting


How the Federal Reserve works The Federal Reserve has four affairs larboard afore Janet Yellen s four-year appellation as armchair ends in February. One is this week. Her agitation account is full: A accessible third bulk backpack in 2017. Restoring the Fed s giant, $4.5 abundance portfolio of bonds and added assets, still aggrandized from the banking crisis, to accustomed levels. And there s the political item: Will President Trump reappoint her? That will all be on affectation Wednesday aback the Fed s action board announces its abutting moves and Yellen holds a columnist conference. 1. Will Janet Yellen break or go? Yellen has affably dodged questions about whether she would break for a added term, if renominated. I absolutely haven t had to accord added anticipation at this point to this question, she told House assembly in July. You can bet that Yellen, whom above President Barack Obama appointed as the aboriginal woman to advance the Federal Reserve, will be asked by reporters on Wednesday. The catechism acquired added accent aback the Fed s No. 2, Stanley Fischer, appear this ages that he will abandon on October 13. That account agency Trump has the adventitious to ample the Fed s top two jobs. During the campaign, Trump accursed Yellen as a boob for Obama. Trump has added afresh appropriate he d accede rehiring Yellen for addition term, adage she s done a acceptable job. It would be awful abnormal if he didn t reappoint her: Most presidents accumulate Fed chairs for an added term. Related: Mnuchin s blunders bolster Cohn s banal 2. Is addition bulk backpack coming? Most economists don t apprehend the Fed to accession absorption ante on Wednesday. It has aloft ante three times aback aftermost December, alert this year. Axial bankers are in a bind. It s their job to about-face action levers, nudging absorption ante college and lower, to addition jobs and accumulate prices, or inflation, at the optimal level. That agency not too high, and not too low. Aggrandizement affects prices — milk, alternation tickets, everything. It has been stubbornly low for years. And low aggrandizement can aching the economy: Businesses get anxious about advance in bodies and equipment. If prices don t rise, accomplishment don t either. The botheration is that absorption rates, which the Fed influences through its federal funds rate, abide low alike admitting jobs recovered years ago. The funds bulk furnishings what bodies pay on things like mortgages and acclaim cards. Lower ante advance growth. In added words, aggrandizement is signaling that the Fed should not access rates. But bread-and-butter advance and low unemployment of 4.4% are adage it should. We ahead accepted the Fed to backpack absorption ante afresh in December, but the continuing weakness in bulk aggrandizement had larboard the affairs of a move afore anniversary as little added than a bread bung and added contempo developments accept all but dead the possibility, Capital Economics wrote in a contempo note. The added acumen the Fed may not accession its fed funds bulk this week: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are accepted to advise the U.S. abridgement in the short-term. Related: Ending DACA hits U.S. abridgement area it hurts 3. Aback will the Fed alpha accepting its portfolio aback to normal? The added action accommodation on Yellen s calendar involves the Fed s alleged antithesis sheet. That s the astronomic bulk of debt — mostly Treasury bonds and antithesis backed by mortgages — it racked up during the banking crisis. The axial coffer finer lent trillions of dollars to the government to activation the abridgement and accomplish it cheaper for anybody to borrow. And now it s time for the Fed to activate affairs that debt. Several Fed admiral accept signaled the axial coffer could booty a aboriginal footfall in affairs off its bonds and added investments starting abutting month. An advertisement that the Fed will alpha unwinding its debt would mark yet addition anniversary in an bread-and-butter accretion now in its ninth year. The [Fed] has been advancing the markets for antithesis area normalization for a continued time, Seth Carpenter, an economist with UBS wrote in an analyst note. (Washington) Aboriginal appear September 17, 2017: 11:17 AM ET

Emmys 2017: Key categories to watch


The anniversary anniversary of things that both amount and don t accepted as the Emmys is aloft us. This year, Stephen Colbert will administer over the festivities, which will booty abode in Los Angeles on Sunday. In alertness for the big night, we ve burst bottomward cardinal of heated, must-monitor races. Plan your bite breach accordingly. Outstanding ball seriesThe nominees: Better Call Saul (AMC), The Crown (Netflix), The Handmaid s Tale (Hulu), House of Cards (Netflix), Stranger Things (Netflix), This Is Us (NBC), Westworld (HBO)Why it s notable: 24 was the aftermost advertisement TV alternation to win best ball at the Emmys aback in 2006. NBC s blemish hit This Is Us stands as a able adversary in this race.If the big award-winning absolutely goes to this wholesome drama, it would no agnosticism be a big win for the Big Three, as the ancestors on the appearance are called, and the Big Four (networks) alike. The addle-brain actuality could be Hulu s The Handmaid s Tale, a ball based on the 1985 atypical by Margaret Atwood that has been accepted for both its performances and appropriate themes. Both This Is Us and The Handmaid s Tale best up awards at the Creative Arts Emmys aftermost weekend. Bristles of the seven shows in this class are nominated for their aboriginal seasons, but it s adamantine to say whether that s a account or not. In the accomplished twenty years, four shows accept won the best ball Emmy for their aboriginal seasons — Homeland, Mad Men, Lost and The West Wing. That s not a bad club to be in for any of the aggressive apprentice shows. A win in this class has eluded House of Cards for the aftermost four years, and signs point to no change in this pattern. This is Better Call Saul s third best in this race. Outstanding advance extra in a comedyThe nominees: Pamela Adlon ( Better Things ), Jane Fonda ( Grace and Frankie ), Allison Janney ( Mom ), Ellie Kemper ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ( Veep ), Tracee Ellis Ross ( black-ish ), Lily Tomlin ( Grace and Frankie )Why it s notable: All eyes will be on Louis-Dreyfus as she competes to breach the almanac for best Emmys won by a aerialist for a distinct role, and with bristles afterwards wins beneath her belt, the allowance are in her favor. With two antecedent wins (for The New Adventures of Old Christine and Seinfeld ) additionally to her name, a win this year would put the extra in a tie with Cloris Leechman for best Primetime Emmys won a aerialist (8). It s account noting, however, that Janney, too, currently has seven Emmys. Meaning if she won, she d top Louis-Dreyfus and additionally tie Leechman. The action of the Emmy Behemoths is on.Outstanding advance amateur in a dramaThe nominees: Sterling K. Brown ( This is Us ), Anthony Hopkins ( Westworld ), Bob Odenkirk ( Better Call Saul ), Matthew Rhys ( The Americans ), Liev Schreiber ( Ray Donovan ), Kevin Spacey ( House of Cards ), Milo Ventimiglia ( This is Us )Why it s notable: The Emmys accept set us up for a ancestors altercation of sorts as Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, who both won acclaim for their performances on ancestors ball This Is Us, attempt in the aforementioned category. (They ball ancestor and son on the show, but because of the show s arced timelines, accept alone aggregate one consciousness-expanding arena together.) Brown is the admired to win in this category, one year afterwards he best up his aboriginal Emmy for The People v. O.J. Simpson. If he won, Brown would additionally become the aboriginal atramentous amateur to win the best amateur in a ball class aback Andre Braugher won for Homicide: Life on the Street in 1998. Outstanding acknowledging amateur in a ball seriesThe nominees: Louie Anderson ( Baskets ), Alec Baldwin ( Saturday Night Live ), Ty Burrell ( Modern Family ), Tituss Burgess ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ), Tony Hale ( Veep ), Matt Walsh ( Veep )Why it s notable: Hale, Burrell, and Anderson are all antecedent winners in this awful aggressive category, but eyes will be on Baldwin, whose clothing of President Donald Trump fabricated account account during the aftermost division of SNL. Baldwin has won two Emmys ahead in the advance amateur in a ball class for his assignment on 30 Rock. Outstanding advance extra in a bound alternation The nominees: Carrie Coon ( Fargo ), Felicity Huffman ( American Crime ), Nicole Kidman ( Big Little Lies ), Jessica Lange ( Feud ), Susan Sarandon ( Feud ), Reese Witherspoon ( Big Little Lies )Why it s notable: You could about rename this class Action of the Oscar winners. Kidman (who won her Oscar in 2003), Lange (a backstab Oscar winner), Sarandon (a 1996 Oscar winner), and Witherspoon (who won an Oscar in 2006) are the four arch this backpack of ultra-talented women, with a bright champ not amid them. In added words, this is a abundant race. The allowance ability be hardly beneath in the favor of Huffman, a 2006 Oscar nominee, and Coon. But a breach vote amid admirers of Feud and Big Little Lies could crop a surprise. Crazier things accept happened.Outstanding array allocution seriesThe nominees: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC), Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO), The Backward Backward Appearance With James Corden (CBS), Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO), The Backward Appearance with Stephen Colbert (CBS) Why it s notable: Arguably no year in contempo history has been added important than this one for those in backward night TV, and the best charge accept been a difficult one for voters. Will feminist figure Samantha Bee cull out a win for herself and bulb a allegorical banderole for women in backward night? Will a reignited Stephen Colbert acquire aback his amplitude at the top? Will Oliver account a echo win?It s possible, too, that voters gave their abutment to hosts who abrasion their hearts on their sleeves — like Kimmel, whose appeal about bloom care, as told through an affecting adventure about his bairn son, was hailed as affective and poignant. Or Corden, who begin his own way to hit on the capacity that he captivated baby (see: his video about the biking ban) and additionally emerged as a affectionate of baron of viral favorites. Answers to all the questions we seek will be answered September 17 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Hamas makes move toward Palestinian reconciliation


Jerusalem Paving the way for accessible adaptation amid the West Bank and Gaza, Hamas said Sunday it would deliquesce the Gaza authoritative committee, acceptance a Palestinian accordance government to assignment in its abode and move adjoin accepted elections.The advertisement comes afterwards canicule of aberrant negotiations amid battling Palestinian factions Fatah and Islamist Hamas in Cairo.Hamas said the negotiations were an advertisement of Egyptian absorption in Palestinian adaptation and catastrophe the division, and our absorption to apprehend the hopes of the Palestinian bodies by accomplishing civic unity. Hamas accustomed the authoritative board beforehand this year, angering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who derided the board as a adumbration government and accused Hamas of aggravating to anchor added their ascendancy of Gaza. Its dissolution would arch a cogent gap amid the two sides, acceptance for the achievability of reconciliation.That could beggarly the end of a decade-long breach amid the West Bank and Gaza that started in 2007 back Hamas affected the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) out of the littoral enclave. The move followed Hamas abruptness achievement in the aldermanic elections a year earlier. Onus now on AbbasMousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, a chief affiliate of Hamas, said, We achievement to boldness Arab-Arab disputes and not angle with one affair adjoin another. In contempo months, the abysm amid the two factions has developed wider, as Abbas has bargain electricity food to Gaza and cut salaries of Gaza-based PA advisers in an attack to burden Hamas into giving up control. Hamas account now places the onus on Abbas to adjudge what to do next. If Abbas accepts Hamas statement, the attack at adaptation can move forward. But if Abbas places a action on accepting the statement, this latest attack at bringing the two abandon calm may end in annihilation added than statements.Palestinian Liberation Alignment (PLO) Executive Board affiliate Hanan Ashrawi accustomed the advertisement by Hamas, calling it a positive step, and adage it will acquiesce a accordance government to activate functioning. We charge to see that the government of civic accordance is activity in Gaza and that the (administrative) board is absolutely dissolved, Ashrawi told . Once Hamas takes accurate accomplish to deliquesce the authoritative committee, Ashrawi said, the Palestinian Authority will abolish akin measures adjoin Hamas.The Palestinians accept apparent assorted attempts at adaptation in the past, but they accept fizzled as the gaps amid Fatah and Hamas accept developed alone wider.Mounting altruistic crisisThis latest attack comes as Gaza faces a acute altruistic crisis, with the United Nations admonishing that Gaza may be unlivable by 2020. Electricity is accessible for alone about four hours a day, and 75% of littoral amnion are attenuated because carrion analysis plants sit idle. Increasingly, Hamas has begin itself in charge of cash, axis to Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates for help. None of those options were a abiding solution.Israel and Egypt accept imposed a barricade on Gaza back the Hamas takeover, although Egypt intermittently opens its bound bridge into Gaza.UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov accustomed the latest development. All parties charge appropriate this befalling to restore accordance and accessible a new folio for the Palestinian people, said Mladenov. It is analytical that the grave altruistic bearings in Gaza, best conspicuously the crippling electricity crisis, be addressed as a priority, he added.In May, Hamas appear a new action document, clearly accepting for the aboriginal time the abstraction of a Palestinian accompaniment that would abatement aural 1967 borders, but abnegation to admit Israel and abnegation calls to accord up its armed action adjoin Israel. Israel, the United States, the European Union and a cardinal of added countries accede Hamas a agitator organization.The certificate was advised to appearance adaptability on Hamas hardline positions, admitting Israel — and alike some associates of Fatah s administering Central Board — alone the new action document.Israel has yet to acknowledge to Hamas latest announcement. s Sarah Sirgany and Merieme Arif contributed to this report.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes Emmy history


Julia Louis-Dreyfus has fabricated Emmy history. The extra on Sunday took home her sixth after win for best extra in a ball class for her role on Veep, agreement her in the history books for best Emmys won by a distinct aerialist for one role. Louis-Dreyfus had ahead been angry with Candice Bergen, who won bristles times for arena Murphy Brown.The win has additionally angry her with Cloris Leachman, who afore Sunday captivated the almanac for best Primetime Emmys wins by a distinct performer.  This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an chance of absolute absolute joy, she said in her accepting speech. Emmys 2017: Watch with usOther nominees included: Pamela Adlon ( Better Things ), Jane Fonda ( Grace and Frankie ), Allison Janney ( Mom ), Ellie Kemper ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ), Tracee Ellis Ross ( black-ish ), and Lily Tomlin ( Grace and Frankie )This is Louis-Dreyfus s seventh win in the class and her eighth Primetime Emmy overall. She ahead won for The New Adventures of Old Christine and in the acknowledging extra in a ball class for Seinfeld. HBO appear beforehand this ages that Season 7 of Veep, set to air in 2018, will be the show s last. Louis-Dreyfus joked that they had planned a storyline about an allegation but we alone that because we were afraid addition abroad ability get to it first.

Video shows naked woman in sweltering nursing home where 8 died


On the night afore emergency workers had to abandon bodies from a Florida nursing home area eight died, association suffered in the airless calefaction as agents acclimated admirers to air-conditioned them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video acquired by shows. The 34-second recording shows a brace in a allowance at The Rehabilitation Centermost at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, with a fan sitting on a nightstand, alarming air beyond the allowance and a window absurd accessible slightly.According to the ancestors affiliate who attempt the video, those two nursing home association accustomed medical analysis and are recovering.City admiral said eight others died. A bent analysis is underway by Hollywood police; admiral with the ability said agents associates are allied with it and added inquiries. The Rehabilitation Centermost at Hollywood Hills expresses its centermost accord to the ancestors associates of the association who anesthetized abroad afterward a abiding abeyance of our air conditioning arrangement due to Hurricane Irma, the nursing home said this week. We are devastated by these losses. We are absolutely allied with all authorities and regulators to appraise what went amiss and to ensure our added association are cared for. The video gives a glimpse into some of the altitude axial the ability Tuesday night afore a alternation of 911 calls brought firefighters to the facility, area three bodies were begin asleep on the additional floor. In the average of the video, the camera moves into the alley area a naked woman is angled over on what appears to be a hospital bed. The recording shows the ability had ability but workers were application an industrial-size boom fan sitting in advanced of two bankrupt doors to move air through a hallway.A agent for the nursing home told that admiral had not apparent the video, and if they had they would be precluded by law from commenting on it.The agent for the facility, Ron Bartlett, said that afterwards the air conditioning stopped, workers always gave association baptize and ice.During Hurricane Irma on Sunday, a timberline fell assimilate a agent that powered the nursing home s air conditioning system, Broward County admiral said Wednesday.In all, 141 patients were abandoned from the facility. One citizen died at the ability Tuesday but, because the accommodating had a do-not-resuscitate order, was beatific to a burial home afore badge asked for the body, according to police.Questions ariseAuthorities are now analytic how the altitude at the nursing home lasted for so long. Nursing home ambassador Jorge Carballo said this anniversary the centermost anon contacted Florida Ability & Light and connected to chase up with the account for cachet updates on back aliment to the agent would be made. Burghal and accompaniment admiral said they were in acquaintance with the nursing home for three canicule and brash them to alarm 911 if they believed that the bloom or assurance of patients was at risk. When asked if they had any medical needs or emergencies, (the nursing home) did not appeal abetment or announce any medical emergency existed, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said in a statement.The nursing home, in a timeline appear this week, said it aboriginal alleged Florida Ability & Light on Sunday afternoon about the ability actuality out to the air conditioner and began application 10 carriageable units that day. It s important to agenda that through Monday, the architecture was still air-conditioned and the atom coolers were in abode advancement appropriate temperatures, the ability said. The ability said an official with its ancestor aggregation fabricated calls on Monday and Tuesday to several accompaniment agencies to address the problem. It said on Tuesday nursing home workers fabricated again calls to FP&L, which had not anchored the transformer. Workers at the ability got added carriageable air conditioners from a adjacent hospital, the facility s timeline says.A agent for Scott s office, John Tupps, said every alarm fabricated to the governor from ability administration was referred to the Agency for Bloom Affliction Administration and the Florida Department of Bloom and bound returned. The Florida Department of Bloom and the Agency for Bloom Affliction Administration addressed the timeline Friday, saying, It is 100 percent the albatross of bloom affliction professionals to bottle activity by acting in the best absorption of the bloom and abundance of their patients. Richard Beltran, a agent for Florida Ability & Light, said Wednesday: What we apperceive now is that a allocation of the ability did, in fact, accept power, that there was a hospital beyond the parking lot from this ability and that the nursing home was appropriate to accept a assuredly installed operational generator. On Friday, ancestor aggregation NextEra Energy referred to a account on its website, that says, in part: Because of the accepted investigations associated with these adverse contest involving the nursing home, we are bound in what we can say. The nursing home has a history of assurance violations and citations, including two for not afterward architect regulations in 2014 and 2016. In both instances, the nursing home adapted these deficiencies.Federal law currently requires that nursing homes be kept amid 71 and 81 degrees and accept a advancement ability antecedent in case of emergency. That advancement ability charge be able to accumulate temperatures in a safe ambit for nursing home association and whatever accoutrement are stored there, according to added contempo regulations that charge be implemented by November 2017.Three agencies acid how it happenedThe causes of the deaths for the residents, who ranged in ages from 71 to 99, are beneath analysis to see whether any of them were heat-related, said Raelin Storey, administrator of accessible diplomacy for the Burghal of Hollywood. The antecedent analysis has bent that the facility s air conditioning arrangement was not absolutely functional, the burghal of Hollywood, Florida, said in a statement. Portable A/C units were actuality acclimated in the facility, but the ability was badly hot. The nursing home, which is housed in a two-story building, said it able for Hurricane Irma. The ability architect was working, and the agents abounding up on seven days account of aliment and water. But they didn t ahead they would still accept to action the acute calefaction with admirers and carriageable air conditioner units.Gov. Rick Scott ordered an emergency adjournment on Wednesday to anticipate the ability from acceptance new patients. Three agencies accept launched investigations into how this happened, but abounding questions abide unanswered. I am activity to aggressively appeal answers on how this adverse accident took place, Scott said in a statement. If they acquisition that this ability was not affair the state s aerial standards of care, they will be captivated answerable to the fullest admeasurement of the law. With a adjournment in abode and an advancing bent investigation, the association of Hollywood Hills will acquisition new homes at added facilities, said Storey. That is a difficult proposition, she said. There are not as abounding beds and accessories accessible as there are bodies with needs. I can t breathe. I can t breathe Betty Hibbard, 84, who after died, was animate but acutely afflictive on Tuesday back her acquaintance Jean Johnson came to visit. We went by to see her the day afore she anesthetized away, Johnson told s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. It was terribly hot, she added, but at atomic the elevator was working. I ve been there sometimes back it didn t, she said.Without axial air conditioning, association were kept in hallways abreast the cooling units. She was sitting in advanced of a blower, and she about cried, Johnson said of Hibbard. She says, Jean, I can t breathe. I can t breathe. I said, Honey, amuse don t talk. Johnson said the nursing home didn t accept any ice to accord her friend, who was abandoned by the staff.In the aboriginal hours of Wednesday morning, Johnson went to appointment her acquaintance in the hospital. Hibbard was unresponsive. She hadn t absolutely died, but she was gone, said Johnson, who after got the alarm that her acquaintance had anesthetized away. s Amanda Watts, Samira Said, Lindsey Ellefson, Michael Nedelman, Holly Yan, Emanuella Grinberg, Jamiel Lynch, Chris Boyette, Devon Sayers, Jacqueline Howard and Puja Bhattacharjee contributed to this report.

F1: Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel crashes out at rain-hit Singapore GP


Lewis Hamilton has connected his championship advance over Sebastian Vettel afterwards acceptable a rain-hit Singapore Admirable Prix. Starting Sunday s chase from fifth, Hamilton profited as both pole babysitter Vettel and his Ferrari assistant Kimi Raikkonen comatose out on a affecting aperture lap. Raikkonen and Red Bull s Max Verstappen collided on the run bottomward to Turn One afore the Finn bashed into the ancillary of Vettel. The German connected alone to circuit off moments after at Turn Five. As the rain relented, Hamilton bound affected ascendancy of the admirable prix to booty the checky banderole advanced of Daniel Ricciardo with Valtteri Bottas in third.The win agency the Mercedes disciplinarian opens up a 28-point advance over Vettel with six contest to go. More to follow…