Thai PM: Fugitive former leader Yingluck Shinawatra in Dubai

Published On: September 28, 2017 04:17 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BANGKOK, Sept 28: Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appears to be staying in the Mideast commercial hub of Dubai after fleeing a criminal conviction, Thailand’s prime minister said Thursday in the first word on her whereabouts.

$5 trillion question for Trump tax plan: How to pay for it?

Published On: September 28, 2017 02:52 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Sept 28: How do you pay for an estimated $5.8 trillion tax cut? For President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders, that is the mostly unanswered $5,800,000,000,000 question.

Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico

Published On: September 28, 2017 01:19 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PUERTO RICO, Sept 28: First, Hurricane Maria knocked out power and water to Puerto Rico. Then diesel fuel, gas and water became scarce. Now, it’s money.

In Mexico, survivors recount amazing escapes from quake

Published On: September 28, 2017 12:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MEXICO CITY, Sept 28: A tree branch saved a maintenance mechanic from the collapsing building where a dozen co-workers died when last week’s earthquake rocked central Mexico. A slap across the face startled a dazed father back to his senses, spurring him to carry his critically injured daughter to safety. Neighbors, co-workers and passers-by pulled people from the jaws of death, while taxis, private cars and even buses rushed them to hospitals.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Published On: September 28, 2017 12:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Sept 28: Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.

Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Published On: September 27, 2017 02:26 PM NPT By: Reuters

RIYADH, Sept 27:  Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women.

SHANGHAI, Sept 27: Planemaker Bombardier Inc aims to close deals with Chinese airlines in upcoming months and is in talks with the country’s three biggest airlines, a senior Bombardier executive said on Tuesday.

Trump suddenly focuses on Puerto Rico, promises visit, aid

Published On: September 27, 2017 12:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Sept 27: After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.S. commonwealth the top-priority treatment he had bestowed on Texas, Louisiana and Florida after previous storms.

WASHINGTON, Sept 27: Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.

Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama

Published On: September 27, 2017 11:55 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Sept 27: Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and deep-pocketed allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell.