Oct 02 2017
"It will go into effect immediately", the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted Thursday morning. But some argue that the islanders will need those lower prices to stretch well beyond 10 days.
Cruz, a member of the island's Popular Democratic party, said Friday that federal aid was coming in too slowly, and criticized Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke for referring to USA response to the struggling Puerto Rico as a "good news story". One constraint that officials anxious would really start to bite as the recovery stretches on is an almost-century-old USA law meant to support a robust domestic shipping industry, known as the Jones Act. Today, the law does nothing to increase America's military readiness - but much to increase the cost of living in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska.
The Federal Emergency Management Authority said it had delivered more than 4.4m meals and 6.5m litres of water to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by Wednesday.
In the first six days after the hurricane made landfall here, the Navy had deployed just two ships, citing concerns that Puerto Rico's ports were too damaged to accommodate numerous large vessels.
Japan: PM Abe expected to call snap election amid criticism by opposition
He denies allegations of cronyism and on Monday said dissolving the lower house was not an attempt at avoiding those allegations. However, a similar number of Japanese voters - 42.5% - have said they're undecided going into next month's election.
Star Trek's longtime NASA adviser grades the Discovery premiere
In addition, the launch of the new series helped CBS achieve its largest sign-up week and month ever for CBS All Access. In that specific sense, then, Star Trek: Discovery is now a failure, though that might certainly change.
Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.
Ricardo Rosello said he had formally asked for a waiver, but yesterday President Donald Trump was unwilling to do so, he said, because people in the shipping industry didn't want him to.
In the wake of the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz - along with other U.S. politicians, including McCain and Marco Rubio, R-Florida - had urged the suspension of the Jones Act in order to speed up supply deliveries.
After the storm hit, eight USA representatives asked acting head of Homeland Security Elaine Duke to waive the Jones Act to help hurricane relief just as the country did for Texas and Florida.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Robert Fuller, who works at the University of CT and International Medical Corp, arrived in Puerto Rico to help out. Even before Maria hit, the island relied heavily on imports.
Oct 02 2017
Watch Jay-Z's 'SNL' Promo With Actor Ryan Gosling
Gosling also played a gangster in love with a chicken (Bryant) - he cracked up when they had problems with a prop gun. Overall, the entire episode felt like the team is determined to repeat a successful formula found in Season 42.
Oct 01 2017
OJ Simpson Dying To Eat Steak & Buy New iPhone After Prison Release
Officials have said previously that they must accept the transfer if Nevada's request meets the criteria. After nine years in prison for armed robbery, Simpson apparently plans to move eastward upon his release.
Sep 30 2017
Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader
Britain's populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has elected outsider Henry Bolton as its new leader Friday. In his victory speech at Ukip conference in Torquay, he called on members to rally around the party.
Sep 29 2017
How Saudi Women Driving Will Help Save Money
Without serious political reforms and real change in the laws, this decision is merely decorative for performance purposes. The decree has issued a ministerial committee to deliberate the measures needed for the implementation of the law.
Sep 29 2017
China says war on Korean peninsula will have no victor
With Donald Trump threatening North Korea with awful destruction , it is easy to see why the situation is worrying investors. Trump repeated praise he offered last week for China's reported breaking off of banking relations with North Korea.
Sep 28 2017
Almost three-quarters of Americans believe tax system favors the wealthy
That's because the proposal also almost doubles the standard deduction and increases the child tax credit. That's not as low as Trump wanted, but is still a huge reduction, to the lowest top rate since 1940.
Sep 27 2017
First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind, and flooding from Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos islands over the weekend after killing at least 32 in Puerto Rico and Dominica. Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves in the western Atlantic off the US east coast.
Sep 27 2017
Hardik Pandya is a smart cricketer, opines Rahul Dravid
Pandya ended up making 78 off 72 balls, which included five boundaries and four sixes, before he became Cummins' second victim. Pandya's knock on Sunday included 5 fours and 4 sixes while Ali hit seven 4s and a whopping 8 sixes in his knock.
Sep 26 2017
FIFA scraps ban on poppies on football shirts
England and Scotland have previously displayed the poppy on a black armband, in a failed attempt to bypass regulations. The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.
Sep 26 2017
One Dead in Tennessee church shooting, gunman identified
Blake Langford, 21, got a text from his father telling him not to come to the church where his family attended after the shooting. Aaron said as many as 50 people were in the church at the time of the shooting, and that all victims were adults.
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