Wednesday September 14, 2016, Top 5 Stories to Start Your Day
It’s Hump Day, better known as Wednesday. Philadelphia has become a mecca for those seeking to take President Obama’s job this November. Tuesday, President Obama, appearing in center city, gave a rousing speech for Hillary Clinton’s campaign to continue Obama’s policies into the next presidency.
Aston, a large suburb outside of Philly, welcomed GOP nominee Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump accompanied her father Tuesday night and released their policy regarding child care. In recent polls, Pennsylvania has shown itself to be a huge battleground state. November can’t come soon enough.
1. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday his office had opened a probe of Donald J. Trump Foundation. The inquiry he said was to ensure the Republican presidential nominee’s charity was complying with state laws governing nonprofits. Trump reacted saying that the probe is politically motivated as Schneiderman is a Hillary Clinton supporter.
2. Former Secretary of State Colin Powel’sl emails were hacked that showed Powell’s disdain for the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. In the leaked emails, Powell called Trump, a “national disgrace” and “international pariah.” Again, it is believed Russia is behind the computer hacking.
3. It was announced that on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean ambassadors to discuss responses to North Korea’s latest nuclear test. The three countries are pushing for tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea after the isolated country on Friday conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test, according to Reuters.
4. The launch of Uber’s self-driving pilot program will debut Wednesday in Pittsburgh. According to Reuters, “By integrating self-driving cars with its ride-services app, Uber may be the first introduction to autonomous cars that many people will have.”
5. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama Administration plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States by 30 percent in fiscal year 2017. The new target for welcoming refugees into the U.S. will be 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, up from 85,000 in 2016.
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