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.
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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.
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.
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Proponents of the military government defended the ruling against critics who said it was politically motivated. The Supreme Court said Yingluck Shinawatra was knowing of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it.
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 01 2017
GOP senator: Trump's rhetoric not to blame for North Korea nuclear threat
Security is expected to top the agenda as tensions run high over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Now in Australia, Dr Roberts said that Kim might target Australia in a bid to separate USA allies from the US.
Sep 30 2017
Brexit Negotiations Stall: Not Enough Progress in Trade Talks
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that it could still be months before both sides can actually proceed to discuss trade.
Sep 29 2017
Golf Column: Presidents Cup full of storylines
Day is one of three Australians on the global team, alongside Adam Scott and Marc Leishman , who won the BMW Championship. For comparison's sake, the average score favors Europe by less than a point in the Ryder Cup in that span.
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
Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in southern California
The winds will push the fire southwest most of the day Tuesday before steering flames east toward Corona in the evening, he said. Monday, evacuation orders were expanded to areas south of Green River Road from the 91 Freeway to Trudy Lane at Orchard Glen.
Sep 27 2017
Euro Papers: Everton target PSG's Edinson Cavani
On the other hand, PSG are looking really good at the moment with the likes of Di Maria and Neymar playing for the French club. We have more serious sporting enemies.
Sep 26 2017
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.
Sep 26 2017
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote
Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years.
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.
Sep 24 2017
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.
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