Venezuelan Diplomats Expelled By U.s. In Retaliation

United States seeks delay in trial on US Air, AMR deal due to shutdown

Molly could be anything … 80 to 90 percent of the time we are given a chemical or substance believed to be Molly, we’re finding most of the time it is something completely different.” Four recent deaths attributed to Molly have thrust the club drug into the national spotlight. On August 31, a 23-year-old Syracuse University graduate and a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student died after taking what they believed to be Molly during an electronic music concert in New York City. The deaths, and several other reported overdoses, prompted the Electric Zoo festival to cancel the final day of the concert. A University of Virginia student died at a rave in Washington, D.C., the same weekend, after taking what her friends said was Molly. Days earlier in Boston, a 19-year-old woman died in a club and three concert-goers overdosed at the waterfront, police said. In Atlanta, this weekend’s TomorrowWorld music festival organizers warned on its website of zero-tolerance for MDMA use, but noted: “If you or someone around you has taken something that you are concerned about or need help, it is important that you tell our staff. We are here to help and never judge.” The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms involving MDMA has jumped 123 percent since 2004, according to data compiled by the Drug Abuse Warning Network. In 2011, the most recent year on record, there were 22,498 such visits. In the New York concert deaths, the medical examiner found lethal mixtures of MDMA and methylone, a synthetic stimulant, the DEA said. “It’s exactly the same phenomenon that occurred with ecstasy a decade ago,” said Dr.

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan issues decision in Phase I of Kalamazoo River Case

18 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Venezuelan diplomats expelled by U.S. in retaliation AP 1:58 a.m. EDT October 2, 2013 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the national army in Falcon state, Venezuela on September 30, 2013. Maduro ordered the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials Monday, accusing them of plotting acts of sabotage with the opposition. AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIAHO/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 523396910 (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Move was in response to Venezuela’s decision to expell three U.S. officials Venezuelan president accused U.S. officials of conspiring to sabotage economy SHARE 105 CONNECT 78 TWEET 18 COMMENTEMAILMORE CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Three Venezuelan diplomats were ordered out of the United States on Tuesday in response to their government’s decision to boot three U.S. officials from Venezuela, including the highest-ranking U.S. envoy in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the expulsion of U.S. charge d’affaires Kelly Keiderling and two other diplomats Monday, accusing them of conspiring with “the extreme right” to sabotage the South American country’s economy and power grid. U.S. officials vigorously denied the allegation and had hinted Tuesday afternoon there might be a retaliatory expulsion of Venezuelan envoys. Late Tuesday, the State Department said it was expelling Venezuelan charge d’affaires Calixto Ortega Rios and Second Secretary Monica Alejandra Sanchez Morales at the Washington embassy and Consul Marisol Gutierrez de Almeida at the Houston consulate. It gave them 48 hours to leave the U.S., the same time frame set by Venezuela for the U.S.

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The Court did not determine NCR’s share of the overall liability or how NCR’s liability relates to the liability of other liable or potentially liable parties at the Site. If NCR were to be found liable for any costs with respect to the Kalamazoo River, it would have claims against Appleton Papers Inc. (now known as Appvion, Inc.) and B.A.T Industries p.l.c. under a 1998 cost sharing agreement and associated arbitration award and judgment. NCR respectfully disagrees with the Courts conclusion. NCR believes that the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, in Appleton Papers Inc. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co., No. 08-C-16 (E.D. Wis.), properly concluded that sales of CCP broke were sales of a useful product and not an arrangement to dispose of a hazardous material under CERCLA. NCR is evaluating the opinion and is considering its legal options. About NCR Corporation NCR Corporation ( NCR ) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences.

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Department of Justice, fighting a proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc (LCC.N) and American Airlines parent AMR Corp (AAMRQ.PK), lost a bid to delay the case on Tuesday, and share prices for both companies jumped on perceptions that prospects for the deal had brightened. In Dallas, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said his state was dropping out of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block the merger, a move some experts called a crack in the united front of those opposing the creation of the world’s largest airline. US Airways shares closed up 3.9 percent at $19.69 on Tuesday, while AMR closed up 8.3 percent at $4.45. Texas was one of several states that joined the Justice Department lawsuit, filed in August, that has sought to stop a deal it said would lead to higher airfares and less competition. The other states are Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia. The District of Columbia also opposes the deal. One airline expert called the Texas decision good news for the deal’s prospects of completion. “This is a positive development for American and US Airways,” said George Hamlin, an airline consultant in Fairfax, Virginia. “The suit was presented as a united front between the federal government and a number of states. The front is no longer united.” In Washington, developments in the long-running merger case met head-on with the day’s biggest news – the shutdown of the U.S. government in a partisan dispute over healthcare reform. The Justice Department requested a delay after many of its attorneys and support staff were placed on furlough.