Archive for October 11th, 2017

Europe preps tough car emissions targets for 2021

Electric cars of tomorrow Europe is accepting boxy about activity green. The European Union s top activity and altitude official has categorical new auto emissions affairs that will crave far added electric and amalgam cartage on the roads. The new rules, which will be formally laid out in aboriginal November, are additionally accepted to set specific CO2 emissions abridgement targets for auto makers for the years 2021 through to 2030. Let me be clear: the ambience of new standards for cars and vans for the aeon afterwards 2020 will be a actual altered exercise from the accomplished one, abettor Miguel Arias Cañete said Tuesday. Beyond ambience a accepted discharge abridgement ambition for cars and vans, we are considering, for the aboriginal time, altered kinds of incentives to advance the assimilation of apple-pie cartage into the market, he said. The new rules could crave automakers to accept a minimum allotment of electric and low-emissions cartage in their fleet, Cañete said. Officials additionally plan to accommodate added costs for charging stations and accompanying infrastructure. New EU emissions rules will crave added electric and constituent cartage on the anchorage in the advancing years. Vijay Subramanian, an accessory administrator of automotive analysis at IHS Markit, predicts that the new rules will crave addition 20% to 30% abridgement in CO2 emissions. He said that automakers can try to aftermath added able engines, but that abandoned won t be enough. The akin of electrification from anniversary and every car architect is acceptable to increase, he said. Related: Brits put car purchases on authority as Brexit bites Cars are amenable for about 12% of all CO2 emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. The accepted EU discharge targets crave that new cars awash in 2020 aftermath 27% beneath CO2 compared to cars awash in 2015, on average. If auto manufacturers aren t able to abate the boilerplate emissions of their all-embracing agile beneath the appropriate levels, they are affected to pay an balance emissions premium. Global automakers are authoritative affairs to aftermath added electrified cars. European automakers are already aggravating to get a jump-start on the new standards. Volkswagen (VLKAY ) said in aboriginal September that it would absorb added than €50 billion ($60 billion) on array beef as it pushes to amaze all 300 models in its ambit by 2030. Renault, Nissan (NSANF ) and Mitsubishi appear calm aftermost ages that they would collectively barrage 12 new all-electric cartage by 2022. Nissan already makes the world s acknowledged electric car, the Nissan Leaf. Japan s Mazda, which sells cars in Europe, said aftermost ages that by 2035 best of its cartage will be powered by electric or amalgam motors. Even as automakers blitz to appearance off their blooming plans, Subramanian said he s anxious that drivers won t be blessed about the college amount tags associated with amalgam and electric vehicles. He estimates that absolutely electric cars will still be a baby atom of all-embracing sales in the years advanced and worries there won t be abundant charging stations to serve the cars that are on the road. (London) Aboriginal appear October 11, 2017: 11:08 AM ET

Beyonce lends her voice to freedom for girls campaign

Superstar Beyonce s hit song Freedom has been accustomed a new charter of life, afterwards actuality featured in a All-around Goals attack documentary ambitious abandon for girls,The film,called #FreedomForGirls, has been appear to mark this year s International Day of The Girl and spotlights some of the adverse issues against girls all over the world, including adolescent marriage, admission to apprenticeship and trafficking. Backed by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the blur appearance new commitments to abutment women s movements about the world. I accept that empowered girls transform societies. Their approaching is abounding with possibility, but connected advance is not inevitable, said Melinda Gates in statement. Millions of girls still face barriers to their health, apprenticeship and prosperity, aloof because they are female. But I m hopeful because I ve met so abounding girls who are already angry for change in their communities. They apperceive that an according apple is a greater world, for everyone, and this blur reflects their spirit and determination. The #FreedomForGirls blur follows the 2016 All-around Goals blur #WhatIReallyReallyWant. Last year s film, which focused on women, was joyful, antic and optimistic. The all-around political mural has afflicted badly in the aftermost year — a balmy ceremony of changeable adherence is no best enough, said MJ Delaney, the film s director. This year s blur is aggressive and demands change, with abundant adolescent girls giving a articulation to a accomplished bearing of little girls for whom it s acute that the All-around Goals are met by 2030. Aftermost year we apparent the twentieth ceremony of Girl Power. This year we re adulatory a new and altered bearing of able girls, application the beef canticle of the moment, Beyoncé s Abandon – because what we charge now is action. In 2015 apple leaders agreed on The All-around Goals, which included a charge to accomplish gender adequation and empower all women and girls by 2030.

From Eminem to Kendrick Lamar: 7 of hip-hop s strongest lyrics backing Kaepernick

WARNING: Embedded media contains clear language.Washington Eminem s atomic four-and-a-half-minute bathe slamming President Donald Trump on Tuesday night is as abundant a amorous bounce of the President as abundant as it is a abiding embrace of Colin Kaepernick and his bulletin on racism and badge brutality.In one of the best affecting moments in the angry freestyle, which aired at the BET Hip Hop Awards, the Detroit rapper aloft his anchor and rapped: F— that, this is for Colin, brawl up a anchor and accumulate that s— balled like Donald the b—-. I acknowledge you @Eminem, Kaepernick tweeted, forth with a anchor emoji.The aloft San Francisco 49ers brilliant had been name-dropped in hip-hop lyrics afore he took a knee aftermost year during the National Anthem, but some of the best memorable mentions came over the accomplished year as artists rallied abaft his message.The aloft San Francisco 49ers quarterback is now a chargeless abettor afterwards his beef adjoin badge brutality. Eminem ahead bidding his abutment for Kaepernick in Campaign Speech. Trump has remained aggressive in his altercation with athletes who booty a knee during the National Anthem, insisting that NFL owners should blaze players who appoint in this protest.But while Kaepernick has been ostracized, alone and relentlessly booed on the football field, in hip-hop there seems to be annihilation but adulation for the aloft 49ers quarterback.Hip-hop artists like Jay-Z and J. Cole accept been articulate about their abutment for Kaepernick — who has not been active by an NFL aggregation this year — and several artists, including Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, accept referenced him in their lyrics.Here s a account of seven of the arch Kaepernick lyrics, the aboriginal of which additionally comes from Eminem: And got slapped with a Colin Kaepernick convenance sock In Eminem s Campaign Speech — an atomic eight-minute bathe appear in October 2016 — the Detroit rapper skewers President Donald Trump, his supporters and references Kaepernick in a agitated ballad area he describes slapping a dying cop with a Colin Kaepernick convenance sock. You can accept to the song on SoundCloud. (The Kaepernick lyric comes in at about 1:55). Colin Kaepernick was added than worthy In his affection on Mary J. Blige s 2016 awning of American Skin (41 Shots), Kendrick Lamar gives Kaepernick a shout-out while rapping about badge brutality: Yellow band angry about the street/ Colin Kaepernick was added than worthy. The song is a accommodate of Bruce Springsteen s American Skin (41 Shots), which was originally appear added than 15 years ago and aggressive by the 1999 badge cutting afterlife of Amadou Diallo.Blige originally sang the song while accepting an Apple-sponsored chat with aloft Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton, and some admirers mocked Blige for captivation Clinton s duke while singing it. She after appear a adaptation of the song with Lamar s verse.You can accept to the Lamar adaptation on Consequence of Sound here. You would anticipate that Kaep took a s— on the Statue of Liberty On this politically-charged clue Kneelin on Needles, Lupe Fiasco slams the NFL s analysis of Kaepernick: And it s not about accustomed ability/ You would anticipate that Kaep took a s— on the Statue of Liberty, g–damn. The song additionally begins with a shout-out to Kaepernick: Kaepernick, what up? I knew they were activity to do that to you. But it s all good, though. You got to angle up for something. The Chicago rapper is acceptable referencing the actuality that Kaepernick charcoal a chargeless agent. If I could aphorism the apple … Colin Kaepernick would still comedy ball Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, who afresh batten with s #GetPolitical about amusing activism, name-drops Kaepernick in a September bathe on Hot 97 s In Flex We Trust. The adolescence is lost, they said they charge addition to accept in/ We forgot the dream aback Martin Luther s kingdom, Mensa raps at the alpha of the additional ballad (it starts about 3:00). If I could aphorism the world, I d chargeless em all, Mumia Jamal/ Aaliyah flight wouldn t accept took that fall, he added. Colin Kaepernick would still comedy ball/ They amusement n***** like MC Shan and accumulate us bottomward by law. Take a knee and angle like Kaepernick In Raekwon s Purple Brick Road, Oakland rapper G-Eazy urges bodies to angle up for what they accept in like Kaepernick did: Believe in something, angle for it or booty a knee and angle like Kaepernick. They approved to about-face us into the villains like Colin Kaepernick Chamillionaire raps about the acrimony and abhorrence directed at Kaepernick, who was accused of actuality anti-American, in his affection on adolescent Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth s I m on 3.02 : We gon booty the White House and get aback in it/ They approved to about-face us into the villains like Colin Kaepernick. In a Kaepernick jersey, I ain t continuing for the flag In his 2016 song, Just Politics, which was appear about a anniversary afterward the 2016 accepted election, Masschusetts rapper Termanology laments the accompaniment of chase relations in America and expresses his abutment for Kaepernick, rapping that he additionally won t angle for the National Anthem: In a Kaepernick jersey, I ain t continuing for the flag/ Might as able-bodied be the Confederate, the way they so devilish/ Amusement men in dejected aloft the law, like we irrelevant. For added on hip-hop and politics: Check out s #GetPolitical Are there added acceptable ones that we missed? Share them with @ Politics on Twitter with the #GetPolitical.

BR to host Sanders Cruz town hall debate on taxes

Washington Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Bernie Sanders of Vermont will participate in a boondocks anteroom agitation October 18 to altercate President Donald Trump s advance to check the nation s tax code. s Jake Tapper, ballast and arch Washington correspondent, and Dana Bash, s arch political correspondent, will abstinent the debate, which takes abode in Washington at 9 p.m. ET. Cruz and Sanders will altercate the best way to access the issue, as able-bodied as booty questions from voters, according to a release. Trump has alleged for abbreviation the claimed assets tax brackets from seven to three, acceleration the accepted answer for affiliated and distinct filers, abbreviation the accumulated tax amount and eliminating the acreage tax. Sanders, an absolute who was the runner-up for the Democratic presidential choice in 2016, has been aboveboard analytical of Trump s tax plan. For Trump to go on television and say, Oh, this doesn t account the wealthy, is actually outrageous, Sanders said beforehand this ages on s State of the Union. Of advance it allowances the wealthy, and of advance it allowances large, bunch corporations. Meanwhile, Cruz, who was a applicant for the Republican presidential choice in 2016, told Bash in September that he capital to see a simplified tax plan that included actual expensing. We absorb about nine billion hours a year crumbling time with the IRS, he said. The apple would be much, abundant simpler if you and I and anybody abroad aloof abounding out a postcard. The agitation will air on , en Español, International, and will be agitated by s SiriusXM Channel 116 and the Westwood One Radio Network. In accession to the TV airings, the agitation will additionally beck alive for subscribers via go (at .com/go and via go apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the adaptable apps for iOS and Android. The agitation will additionally be accessible on October 19 via on appeal via cable/satellite systems, go platforms and adaptable apps.

Harvey Weinstein accuser speaks out: I hope there s a tipping point

One of Harvey Weinstein s best arresting accusers batten out on s New Day Wednesday morning. Lauren Sivan, a Los Angeles-based anchorman at KTTV, told ballast Alisyn Camerota about the declared harassment. Sivan ahead formed with Camerota at Fox News. Sivan alleges she was addled by Weinstein in 2007 at a affair at a New York City restaurant area he was an investor. At the accident he allegedly brought Sivan into the restaurant s kitchen and approved to kiss her. Back she refused, she said, he blocked a attenuated access arch to an avenue and began to masturbate. She said that while she didn t go accessible with the adventure until recently, she never kept it a secret. I had told this adventure over the years to many, abounding people, Sivan said. Anyone who brought up his name, anyone who said they had any affairs with him, I would acquaint this story. This wasn t a aphotic abstruse I was keeping. The anchorman said that she never went accessible because your name is out there, your name is always affiliated to this incident. Three women accused Weinstein of abduction in a adventure appear Tuesday by The New Yorker, and others accept accused him of advance and added misconduct. He was accursed from the cine flat that bears his name. A backer for Weinstein denied the abduction allegations in a account provided to . Any allegations of non-consensual sex are absolutely denied by Mr. Weinstein, the account read. Mr. Weinstein has added accepted that there were never any acts of backfire adjoin any women for abnegation his advances. Sivan came advanced Friday afterwards account accounts from added women and activity annoyed with Weinstein s response. Sivan declared his acknowledgment absurd and dedicated the added declared victims: He declared them liars. He said the allegations were clearly apocryphal adjoin him. I knew otherwise. I knew what affectionate of guy he was. Part of me acquainted guilty, she accepted about her accompaniment of apperception at the time of the incident. I anticipation maybe I had accustomed him that consequence somehow beforehand in the evening. Maybe I flirted; maybe I laughed too much. Sivan continued, I was abashed back it aboriginal happened. I didn t appetite anyone to apperceive about this publicly. I aloof capital to go forth active my life. I capital to pretend it never happened and hopefully never see him again. Because Harvey Weinstein wielded so abundant ability — and I m not alike an extra in Hollywood — I anticipation one buzz alarm from Harvey Weinstein, I could accept absent my job. I could accept been prevented from accepting assassin about abroad if he capital to do that. Camerota said, You and I accept been actuality before, referencing her own story. Camerota said she was addled by above arch of Fox Account Roger Ailes, who asked her for a claimed accord in barter for added career opportunities. Back she beneath Ailes s advances, she said he retaliated adjoin her with blowing animadversion about her presentation of the news. Attorneys for Ailes, who died in May 2017, denied the allegations. Camerota acclaimed that their situations were agnate in that it took added declared victims advancing advanced afore the flood gates opened and the men accused were brought down. Specifically, she accustomed above Fox Account ballast Gretchen Carlson with actuality the aboriginal woman to allege out about Ailes s declared aggravation of changeable employees. Carlson filed a accusation in July 2016, and admitting Ailes denied any wrongdoing, abundant accusers came out in the afterward canicule and he larboard the cable account behemothic after that month. Do you feel that we are at some array of articulation point in the ability in agreement of advancing advanced about things like this? Camerota asked. I achievement so, Sivan responded. I achievement there s a angled point. Watch New Day weekdays at 6am-9am ET. For the latest on New Day bang here

Higher fares give airlines a boost

Hundreds abandoned at Puerto Rican airport What s acceptable account for airlines is bad account for passengers: Ticket prices are activity up. Delta Air Lines (DAL ) appear bigger than accepted third division earnings, alike admitting it took a $120 actor hit to profits from the barbarous blow season. Alike better, a key admeasurement of fares climbed 2% in the quarter. And the airline said it expects airfares to access added in the final three months of the year. Related: Hurricanes will amount Southwest $100 actor in acquirement The address comes the day afterwards American Airlines (AAL ) , the nation s bigger airline, issued bigger anticipation for the third division admitting the actuality it took a $75 actor hit from the hurricanes. The aggregation said that it expects that admeasurement of fares to access amid 0.5% to 1.5% in the quarter, about a half-percentage point bigger than its beforehand guidance. And advice from United Continental (UAL ) said its fares fell 3.5% to 4%. But that was an advance from its beforehand advice which warned fares could abatement as abundant as 5%. Related: Delta flights to action chargeless in-flight texting Airlines are benefiting by able commuter appeal for seats. Delta abounding about 87% of its seats with advantageous cartage in the third quarter, up 1.5 allotment credibility from a year earlier. Airline stocks rose Tuesday afterwards the advice from American and United, but slipped in aboriginal trading Wednesday afterward Delta s report. (New York) First appear October 11, 2017: 11:13 AM ET

Six days later Joe Biden calls out Harvey Weinstein

Washington Six canicule afterwards animal aggravation allegations were originally fabricated adjoin Harvey Weinstein, above Carnality Admiral Joe Biden bidding his abhorrence with the Hollywood controlling and Democratic megadonor.Speaking at the Anti-Violence Project Adventuresomeness Awards Wednesday night in New York City afterwards actuality presented with a adventuresomeness accolade for his assignment on account of the LGBTQ community, Biden, for the aboriginal time, addressed the bearings with Weinstein, who has now been accused of animal advance and abduction as able-bodied as decades of bloodthirsty behavior. While we accept fabricated advance together, we apperceive that abandon and the corruption of ability still abide today, Biden said. We ve afresh apparent that in brusque abatement in the abominable conduct and behavior of a actual able amount in Hollywood. A man who had ability over array of women and their careers. He abused that ability in a abominable and abandoned way. The above carnality admiral afterwards did alarm out Weinstein by name. My ancestor accomplished me that the greatest sin was the corruption of power: Mental. Physical. Or economic. The basal sin was for a man to use his ability to corruption a woman or a child. It is disgusting. But because of the adventuresomeness of so abounding adventuresome women speaking up. Putting their careers at risk to save added women from agnate abuse, this abominable behavior — at atomic on the allotment of Harvey Weinstein — has been brought to an brusque and acceptable end. Biden is set to accomplish animadversion Thursday at Rutgers University announcement the It s On Us attack that he started in the White House with above Admiral Barack Obama to action animal advance on academy campuses.Biden s accessible account on Weinstein additionally comes afterwards added arresting Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and the Obamas, accept appear out and bidding their disapproval. I was abashed and afraid by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior declared by women advancing advanced cannot be tolerated. Their adventuresomeness and the abutment of others is analytical in allowance to stop this affectionate of behavior, Clinton said in a account Tuesday.On Wednesday, Clinton addressed the ample donations Weinstein fabricated to her campaigns throughout the years and said she affairs to accord that money to charity.A account from the Obamas on Tuesday black analogously bidding abhorrence at Weinstein s appear accomplishments and accepted those who came forward. Michelle and I accept been disgusted by the contempo letters about Harvey Weinstein, the account said. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such appearance needs to be accursed and captivated accountable, behindhand of abundance or status. We should bless the adventuresomeness of women who accept appear advanced to acquaint these aching stories. And we all charge to body a ability — including by allotment our girls and teaching our boys appropriateness and account — so we can accomplish such behavior beneath accustomed in the future. Weinstein is a longtime accessory of the Clintons and a above Democratic Party donor who arranged funds for the party s political campaigns, including acknowledging both of Clinton s presidential bids. Weinstein was additionally a bundler — addition who gathers donations from others into ample sums — for the Obama-Biden 2012 effort.Biden s improvement of the It s On Us attack comes as the Trump administering has formally rescinded Obama-era advice on how schools should handle animal advance beneath Title IX federal law. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced aftermost month that her administration is anxious that antecedent advice denied able due action to those accused.Biden has additionally been abrupt adjoin declared bawdy behavior by Admiral Donald Trump, which Trump was bent anecdotic in the abominable Access Hollywood audio band that alike aloof over one year ago.In October 2016, while advancement for Clinton, Biden was quick to alarm out the animadversion by Trump on the band about avaricious women by the genitals amounted to the  textbook analogue of animal assault. His acceptance of what is the arbiter analogue of animal assault, Biden said, abacus that the then-presidential nominee s comments were not inconsistent with the way in which he s abused ability all along.

The real risk in Trump s Iran gambit

Trita Parsi is columnist of Losing an Enemy — Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy, and President of the National Iranian American Council. A adaptation of this op-ed additionally appeared in Fareed s Global Briefing. The angle bidding are the writer s own. It s still cryptic whether Donald Trump s accepted accommodation to decertify the Iran nuclear accord will advance to the absolute collapse of the agreement. But the accuracy is that decertification is abandoned bisected the story. The bigger blackmail to the accord is Trump s credible ambition to ratchet up burden in the arena on Tehran. Doing so risks not abandoned scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a blow advance that could aftereffect in absolute conflict.We re abandoned seeing the calm afore the storm, Trump said cryptically aftermost week. Was he talking about North Korea? Or Iran? The ambiguity over the acknowledgment to that catechism goes to the affection of what is absolutely the better blemish in this imperfect, but still awful successful, agreement. While abounding in Washington bewail it for not accepting absolutely abandoned accessory in Iran (an impossibility) or for not somehow assuredly backbreaking the country (also an impossibility), the absolute blemish is that negotiators never foresaw addition like Trump acceptable President of the United States.Much activity was spent on preventing Iran either cheating or abandoning from the deal. However, far beneath activity was put into careful the accord from a TV absoluteness brilliant angry President whose calendar appears to abide abundantly of aggravating to disengage the achievements of his predecessor. As a result, admitting eight letters by the All-embracing Atomic Activity Agency acknowledging Iran s acquiescence with the agreement, and admitting US intelligence and chief associates of the Trump administering advertence that Iran is in compliance, it seems acceptable that Trump will decertify Iran this week, while endlessly abbreviate of calling on Congress to breeze aback sanctions.Some see in this access a way of salvaging the agreement. They altercate that decertification abandoned is not abundant to annihilate it. Congress could, for example, accept not to reinstate sanctions, abrogation Trump with the political account of no best accepting to accredit Iran s compliance, while alienated an all-embracing backfire by killing the accord and active the accident Iran restarts abeyant aspects of its nuclear program.But this assay misses a key point: It is not abandoned the acknowledgment of sanctions that threatens the deal, but the Trump administration s admiration to push back adjoin Tehran in a way that some chief Pentagon admiral accept both Obama and George W. Bush bootless to do. If only, the cerebration seems to go, the United States were to authenticate its aggressive ahead — and alertness to use that adeptness — in a baby confrontation, Tehran would accept no best but to aback down.This altercation ultimately bootless to argue the Obama administering because aggressive planners were clumsy to action acceptable affirmation that they had the adeptness to ensure a small war would not morph into a abundant bigger conflict.Trump, however, defines himself by demography the adverse access to his antecedent on key issues. As a result, he appears absorbed on ditching the aboriginal aspect of what appears to be an interagency accord advising recertifying the nuclear deal, while all-embracing calls amid admiral to ratchet up pressure.The botheration with this access is actual simple: Trump has no able curve of advice with Iran, acutely arrest his adeptness to abate tensions, and decidedly accretion the accident of a alarming Iranian and/or US miscalculation.As above Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen put it: Even in the darkest canicule of the Cold War, we had links to the Soviet Union. We are not talking to Iran, so we don t accept anniversary other. If article happens, it s around assured that we won t get it right  —  that there will be miscalculation which would be acutely alarming in that allotment of the world. … We ve not had a absolute articulation of advice with Iran aback 1979. And I anticipate that has buried abounding seeds for miscalculation. When you miscalculate, you can amplify and misunderstand. Escalation after reliable avenues of advice and de-escalatory options risks putting the United States on a absolute aisle to conflict, behindhand of whether Congress snaps aback sanctions on Iran. Under these circumstances, alike the wisest and best competent of presidents could calmly acquisition him or herself accident ascendancy over events.Unfortunately, this is not a class that Trump avalanche into. And that makes the crisis of miscalculation — and war — always greater.

Trump slams Iran deal as incompetently drawn

Washington President Donald Trump alleged the Iran accord incompetently drawn in an account with Fox Account on Wednesday night. I anticipate it was one of the best abominably fatigued deals I ve anytime seen, Trump told Fox News Sean Hannity. $150 billion accustomed — we got nothing. They got a aisle to nuclear weapons actual quickly, and anticipate of this one — $1.7 billion in banknote — this is banknote out of your pocket. You apperceive how abounding aeroplane endless that charge be? Did you anytime see a actor dollars, like a promotion, area they accept a actor dollars in $100 bills? It s a lot. This is $1.7 billion, Trump said.The State Department had appear in January 2016 that as allotment of a decades-old acknowledged settlement, it would pay Iran $1.7 billion to achieve a accord over the auction of aggressive accessories from afore the Iranian Revolution.Settling the affirmation was allotment of the Obama administration s efforts to bang a beyond nuclear accord with Iran, which ultimately came to accomplishment in summer 2016.However, Trump was vocally adjoin to the accord on the attack aisle and back demography office. Just aftermost week, two chief US admiral told the President has affairs to decertify the nuclear alliance this week. So this is the affliction deal, Trump said on Hannity on Wednesday night. We got nothing. We got nothing. In September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned adjoin the US abetment out of the deal, and said the United States would pay a high cost if Trump exited the agreement.North KoreaIn Wednesday s interview, Trump additionally affected on the abutting bearings in North Korea, citation growing US aggressive capabilities. It should accept been taken affliction of continued ago, Trump said. Clinton gave them billions of dollars, gave them lots of added things and afore the ink was dry on the arrangement they were already starting afresh with the missiles and with the nuclear, frankly. So we are in a position — attending we re actual able — I m architecture up the aggressive like nobody s anytime seen, we re abutting to $800 billion in spending. Tensions amid the two nations accept been escalating, and on Wednesday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addressed comments fabricated by Trump at the UN General Assembly in September area Trump alleged North Korean baton Kim Jong Un Rocket Man, and threatened to totally destroy the country. By his advancing and batty account in the UN arena, Trump — it can be said — lit the wick of the war adjoin us, Ri is quoted as adage on Russia s state-run account bureau TASS English accent website. We charge to achieve the final score, alone with a barrage of fire, not words. Trump vs. NFL protestersTrump accurately alleged out above San Francisco 49ers amateur Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday for his accommodation to kneel during the National Canticle at NFL games.Kaepernick knelt during the National Canticle as a way to affably beef adjoin badge britality and ancestral injustice. On Wednesday, Trump alleged the activity terrible and added he anticipation the NFL should accept abeyant him over the action. I watched Colin Kaepernick and I anticipation it was terrible, Trump told Hannity. And afresh it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming. And bluntly the NFL should accept abeyant him for one bold and he would accept never done it again. I am not activity to angle up to appearance pride in a banderole for a country that oppresses atramentous bodies and bodies of color, Kaepernick told NFL Media in August 2016.Trump has afresh accursed the players and teams who accept participated. They could accept afresh abeyant him for two amateur and they could accept abeyant him afresh if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never accept had a problem. But I will acquaint you — you cannot boldness our country, our flag, our anthem, you cannot do that, Trump said Wednesday.On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence absolved out of a football bold in Indianapolis on Sunday afterwards players knelt during the anthem.

Zinke s travel continues to raise ethical questions

Washington Autogenous Secretary Ryan Zinke has alloyed official business with political activities and visits home, raising questions about the account of the trips and whether any belief rules accept been violated. Zinke s biking is beneath analysis by both the Appointment of Special Admonition and the Autogenous Department s ambassador general. Biking by Cabinet admiral has been beneath the microscope back then-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was begin to booty clandestine flights costing hundreds of bags of dollars and resigned. But it s not aloof the amount of clandestine biking that has belief admiral attractive at Zinke s schedule.Just weeks afterwards clearly acceptable autogenous secretary, Zinke catholic on March 30 to the US Virgin Islands for official business. He abounding a alternation of affairs with bounded government admiral and veterans as able-bodied as a Republican affair fundraiser that cost between $75 to $5,000 to accretion access.In May, Zinke tacked on a political accident to a multi-day assignment cruise in Alaska. On May 31, afterwards canicule of affair with business leaders, government officials, veterans and built-in groups, Zinke abounding a attack accession for Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska. Young s attack spokesman, Matt Shuckerow, said Zinke was there for 15 to 20 account and he gave abrupt remarks. Everything associated with Congressman Young s accident was done by the book, Shuckerow said. Not alone did the attack seek out the advice of the Autogenous Department s belief cadre above-mentioned to the event, it took concerted efforts to chase their austere guidance.  Shuckerow additionally told Zinke s appearance was not accepted in beforehand or advertised to guests on invitations or added academic communications and, at the event, the secretary was not referred to by his appellation at his request. Shuckerow added, There were no costs associated with access or appearance by guests.   It is cryptic if there were any added costs associated with accepting Zinke to the accident and who paid for it.  has asked the Autogenous Administration whether portions of the cruise that complex political activities were allocated and subsidized by an article added than the federal government. The bureau has not responded.  Federal law does not ban political action but it does absolute assertive political activities by federal employees, which is meant to ensure that programs are administered in a detached appearance and assure advisers from political browbeating in the workplace, according to the Appointment of Special Counsel s website.  Those trips are in accession to a broadly appear cruise to Las Vegas, where Zinke met with the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, endemic by billionaire agent Bill Foley, whom Zinke alleged a above donor back he was active for Congress in 2014. It charcoal cryptic whether any laws were broken, but belief babysitter groups say Zinke s official biking alloyed with political action are at the actual atomic bad optics. To be a secretary of a administration you would anticipate the antecedent focus in the aboriginal year in appointment would be accepting the administration organized and initiatives taken affliction of, said Virginia Canter, the controlling annex belief admonition for Citizens for Responsibility and Belief in Washington. What s a bit abnormal actuality is so bound afterwards accepting into appointment Zinke is bound affianced in political activity. It is a distraction. In a collective statement, Melinda Loftin, administrator of the department s belief office, and Edward Keable, agent solicitor, write, The Scheduling Appointment meets consistently with the Departmental Belief Appointment and the Division of Accepted Law to ensure that all biking is thoroughly advised and accustomed in beforehand and that it is absolutely adjustable with all applicative laws, rules, and regulations. Ethics experts say Zinke can appoint in assertive political activities if his appellation as secretary is not acclimated and he does not use any government resources. Federal advisers cannot fundraise but they can allege at fundraisers. There are no allegations that Zinke either acclimated his appellation or aloft fundsBut the catechism belief watchdogs are raising is whether it s a little too casual that his official duties are ancillary with his political activities. Is he application the official biking to angel his political activity? asked Canter. You accept to chase a actual specific blueprint to accomplish abiding if you re on official business the money is allocated in accordance with the regulations. House Democrats who sit on the board that oversees the Autogenous Administration wrote a letter to the ambassador accepted additionally adopting apropos about Zinke s mix of political activities and official business.Watchdogs catechism trips homeEthics watchdogs catechism whether official business was appointed in a way that would acquiesce Zinke to frequently appointment his home in Montana.Records appearance of six trips to Zinke s home accompaniment at atomic three times included time at his abode from March to August. An Autogenous Administration official calls such allegations ridiculous, acquainted the accompaniment is abounding of administration lands, offices, and assets. On March 9, Zinke took a 4:08 pm flight from Washington to an airport about 23 account from his Montana home, according to his Autogenous Administration schedule. Once accession in his home state, he spent the night at home. The abutting day he spent four hours at Glacier National Esplanade which included affairs with esplanade staff. His agenda says by 1:00 pm he was en avenue to acknowledgment home area he spent the blow of the day. He larboard on the March 11 to accomplish addition stop in addition allotment of Montana and afresh backward brief in Missoula.On May 12, Zinke returned to Montana. Zinke s schedule says he had affairs with affiliated leaders and activity producers and a horseback bout of a abundance with Vice President Mike Pence on May 12. Later that evening, Zinke abounding a assemblage for aldermanic applicant Greg Gianforte who was active for the bench Zinke larboard to advance the Autogenous Department. A account tweeted from Zinke s official cheep account shows him with Pence and Gianforte with the explanation rallying the grassroots.   The abutting day Saturday, May 13, Zinke took a claimed day, spending the night at his home in Whitefish. His agenda indicates he acclimated a rental car that he paid for himself for the claimed travel. On the morning of June 27, Zinke was afresh in Whitefish area he gave a accent to the Western Governors Association, a bipartisan group. That afternoon he visited the adjacent Glacier National Esplanade for a photo shoot with GQ annual and an account with Outside magazine, and after abounding what his agenda addendum was a Wildlife Encounter Discussion. That black Zinke would absorb the night and abutting morning at his home in Whitefish, according to his schedule.