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US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

World
Several teams of U.S. Marines will reinforce security at some American embassies in the Middle East, according to U.S. officials, in advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that the U.S. embassy in Israel is moving to Jerusalem. The U.S. military has made prudent precautionary planning in the Mideast region if violence flares up following Trump's expected announcement, according to several U.S. officials. Trump is expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and initiate the process of relocating the U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, two U.S. officials and a source close to the White House confirmed to ABC News Tuesday. U.S. officials said planning has been underway to send several Marine Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Teams (F
Dollar Firms Ahead of What is Expected to Be Strong US Jobs Data

Dollar Firms Ahead of What is Expected to Be Strong US Jobs Data

Finance
Shutterstock photoThe US dollar is firm but is not going anywhere quickly.   The lack of fresh interest rate support and uncertainty over the US tax proposals, which the Brady, the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee hopes to have a revised version out after the weekend so the committee work can begin on Monday.   The popular press seems to focus on some objections by Democrats, but this misses the point.   The Republicans hope to pass tax reform without relying on Democrats.  It is the same strategy employed for health care reform, and the problem then and the challenge now is within the Republican Party and its constituencies.  A wing of the GOP wants no increase in the deficit, and another wing wants lower taxes.  Immediately upo...
Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

World
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canada's immigrant population has risen to 21.9 percent, the highest number in more than 80 years, and it's expected to get higher, according to Canada Census figures released Wednesday.The current number marks a significant increase since 2006 when Canada's immigrant population was 19.8 percent. And it's the highest since 1921, when Canada's immigrant population was at 22.9 percent, reported the CBC.With a current total population of about 36 million, Canada allowed 1.2 million immigrants between 2011 and 2016, with approximately 30 percent arriving through the country's skilled worker program.Almost half -- 48 percent -- of Canada's immigrant population came from Asia, according to Statistics Canada numbers. Europeans accounted for 21 percent. Latin America, the Caribbea...
New long range drones expected in 2018

New long range drones expected in 2018

Business
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Tuesday that the company has officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range.The transition comes after GA-ASI completed the last contracted MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system, which has been delivered to 12 U.S. Army operational units and has accumulated more than 290,000 flight hours.The MQ-1C is the Army's most active kinetic platform and has been a major tool in U.S. counterterrorism strategy since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The aircraft was upgraded from the original General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, which was used primarily in joint operations between the U.S. Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency."...
Galapagos seabird's numbers expected to shrink with ocean warming

Galapagos seabird's numbers expected to shrink with ocean warming

Science
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A new study at Wake Forest University suggests the loss of sardines around the Galapagos Islands because of rising ocean temperatures has had a profound effect on the Nazca booby, and the effect is expected to get worse.The Nazca booby is a tropical seabird whose diet consists primarily of sardines.Rising ocean temperatures around the Galapagos Islands are expected to rise significantly making the water too warm for a key prey species of sardines to tolerate.The study, published Aug. 23 in Plos One, is an analysis of how the absence of sardines has effected the diet, breeding and survival of Nazca boobies. The new study is part of a long-term study at Isla Espanola in the Galapagos Islands for more than 30 years.Researchers found that in 1997 sardines disappeared from Nazc...