Ukraine president orders cease fire

Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko ‚say­ing the blood­shed and suf­fer­ing must stop, ordered his mil­i­tary forces to cease fire against Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Ukraine, Rus­sia, the rebels and the Orga­ni­za­tion for Secu­rity and Coop­er­a­tion in Europe signed a truce today. both sides will begin a pris­oner exchange tomor­row and inter­na­tional mon­i­tors will mon­i­tor the cease-fire.Russian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin hopes to avert a new round of West­ern sanc­tions with this lat­est action.President Barack Obama is hope­ful the cease-fire will hold, but not con­fi­dent that the rebels will fol­low through and that Rus­sia will stop vio­lat­ing Ukraine’s sov­er­eignty and ter­ri­to­r­ial integrity.

International Day of Charity

The United Nations is once again pay­ing trib­ute to Mother Teresa. The UN des­ig­nated Sep­tem­ber 5 as the Inter­na­tional Day of Char­ity, in her honor back in 2012. It marks the anniver­sary of her death and the legacy she left behind. The Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, high­lighted the exam­ple of Mother Teresa, whose good works for the poor­est and most vul­ner­a­ble has been an enor­mous inspiration.Every Inter­na­tional Day of Char­ity, the UN encour­ages indi­vid­u­als, and gov­ern­ments world­wide to help those in need.

White House wants $58M for Ebola drugs

The White House asked Con­gress for $58 mil­lion to speed the pro­duc­tion of promis­ing drugs to fight Ebola and give more flex­i­bil­ity to the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity to cope with the thou­sands of unac­com­pa­nied Cen­tral Amer­i­can chil­dren still arriv­ing at the Mex­ico border.specifically,the admin­is­tra­tion told law­mak­ers that it wants them to extend the char­ter of the Export-Import Bank as part of a must-do tem­po­rary spend­ing bill that’s needed to pre­vent a gov­ern­ment shut­down at the end of the month. The requests comes while the GOP-lead House has said they plan to vote next week on the stop­gap spend­ing bill, which would fund the gov­ern­ment into December.

Ex-Virginia Gov and Wife Convicted on Corruption Charges

For­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDon­nell and his wife Mau­reen were con­victed on mul­ti­ple cor­rup­tion charges today. He on 11 counts, she on 8. The charges tied to the cou­ples rela­tion­ship with John­nie Williams, the for­mer CEO of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany Star Sci­en­tific. Pros­e­cu­tors say Williams needed help get­ting two drugs: Antabloc and CigRx, into doc­tors offices. The jury found the McDonnell’s accepted gifts from Williams-including pay­ing for their daughter’s wed­ding, shop­ping sprees for Mrs. McDon­nell, and let­ting the cou­ple bor­row his Aston Mar­tin, in exchange for their help in talk­ing up the drugs.

Jobs Added

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ADP released its National Employ­ment Report for August, and the pay­roll com­pany says 204,000 jobs were added last month. Mark Zandi, chief econ­o­mist for Moody’s Ana­lyt­ics, says it was solid, even growth…

NATO Expresses Concerns

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NATO lead­ers are meet­ing in Wales to talk about whether the alliance has a role in con­tain­ing the mount­ing threat from ISIS in the Mid­dle East. The lead­ers will also address the sit­u­a­tion in east­ern Ukraine.
British Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron says it’s a solemn time for NATO and for the world’s security…

UCF Holds Vigil For Slain Newsman

Sev­eral hun­dred Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida stu­dents attended a short ser­vice and can­dle­light vigil on the Orlando cam­pus for Steven Sot­loff. Sot­loff was the lat­est Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist killed by ISIS. He attended UCF from 2002-04.

TAG: The “Knight” ref­er­ence is to the school’s mas­cot and sym­bol, the “golden knight.”

Un Concerns Over Nigeria

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The United Nations says the Islamic group Boko Haram has chased tens of thou­sands of Nige­ri­ans into the neigh­bor­ing coun­tries of Niger and Cameroon since last week. Sen­a­tor Ahmed Zan­nah (AH-med ZAH-nah) rep­re­sents the city of Bama, where some of the fight­ing has been tak­ing place…

Medical Debt Troubling

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Accord­ing to a new Bankrate.com report, 25% of Amer­i­cans say that they have more med­ical debt than emer­gency sav­ings. Bankrate Insur­ance Ana­lyst Doug Whiteman…

Justice Department Will Investigate Ferguson

The U-S Jus­tice Depart­ment says it plans to open a civil rights inves­ti­ga­tion of the Fer­gu­son, Mis­souri police depart­ment after last month’s shoot­ing death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Mis­souri State Sen­a­tor Maria Chappelle-Nadal says the expanded inquiry could help relieve tensions…