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Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit
- May 27, 2018

We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. "We're gonna see what happens". Since accepting Kim's invitation in March, Trump has continually heightened anticipation for the summit, predicting a "very big success" and entertaining South Korean President Moon Jae-in's remark that he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. (more...)
Florida gov. declares state of emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto Florida gov. declares state of emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto
- May 27, 2018

This forecast agreement is probably one reason the National Hurricane Center is predicting a 90% chance that a subtropical or tropical depression could form in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. The Manatee Public Safety Department announced Saturday afternoon that there also offshore risks due to subtropical storm Alberto . Impacts will extend far from the storm's disorganized center, having an impact on the northern Gulf coast and parts of Florida. (more...)
Senate Committee Overwhelming Votes to Block Trump from Saving Chinese Telecom Giant Senate Committee Overwhelming Votes to Block Trump from Saving Chinese Telecom Giant
- May 25, 2018

China is the world's top importer of both oil and soy, and already buys significant volumes of both from the United States . China has made a decision to cut import tariffs on automobiles and auto parts starting on July 1, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, the country's cabinet, said in a statement on Tuesday. (more...)
Jaguars owner reacts to NFL's new national anthem policy Jaguars owner reacts to NFL's new national anthem policy
- May 25, 2018

If a player takes the field for the anthem but then protests , the league will fine the team. "I would assume like anything else they are going to have their rules and their regulations, if you don't follow it you don't get to participate or you got fined", Joey Smith said . (more...)
Traveling For The Memorial Day Holiday? You're Not Alone Traveling For The Memorial Day Holiday? You're Not Alone
- May 25, 2018

According to AAA, almost 40 million Americans will be taking to the roads, the railways, and to flights this weekend, but those who travel by auto might be inconvenienced a little bit more. Current prices are also far below record highs. The bad news? At a national average of $2.96 a gallon as of Thursday. "And I really don't care which state I'm in - I still have to buy gas, and the gas companies are going to raise the prices". (more...)
Memorial Day tributes scheduled across the area Memorial Day tributes scheduled across the area
- May 25, 2018

Denver's annual observance of Memorial Day will be held at the POF Hall just south of the state capitol at 1340 Sherman. The Westgate Memorial Day Service will start at 9 a.m. Darren Werner and his wife Melissa will be attending a Memorial Day program at American Legion Post #133. It is sponsored by the Craven County Veterans Council and New Bern National Cemetery. (more...)
Irvine, Los Angeles high on United States cities' population growth list Irvine, Los Angeles high on United States cities' population growth list
- May 25, 2018

The gains in Hempstead Town held up over a longer period as well, with a Newsday online database of census estimates from 2010 to 2017 showing the town's population increased by almost 14,000, or 1.8 percent, during the seven-year span. The conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute said the population drops, which have been seen across the state, are an indication that working-age people are "fleeing" the state. (more...)
President Trump casts doubt on June summit with North Korean leader President Trump casts doubt on June summit with North Korean leader
- May 23, 2018

But the South Korean press corps were left off the flight after Seoul said they had received no word from Pyongyang in recent days on whether their reporters had been accepted. Xi and Kim met in the northeastern city of Dalian May 8. Trump said Tuesday he believed Kim was earnest in his nuclear vows. China said both the United States and North Korea were still making preparations for the summit, and Beijing hoped both sides can "clear away distractions". (more...)
Williamson praises SRH bowlers after two-wicket loss to CSK Williamson praises SRH bowlers after two-wicket loss to CSK
- May 23, 2018

Cape Town - Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was the man of the moment for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Tuesday. "It's not easy to not play a lot of games, but I always say you need to train your mind as well". "And right from the first game we've used different bowlers in different ways to find out who is the best bowler at the end", Dhoni said, about constantly reshuffling his team combination. (more...)
M&S to close 100 United Kingdom stores by 2022 M&S to close 100 United Kingdom stores by 2022
- May 23, 2018

M&S lost more ground in its fourth quarter, with like-for-like clothing and home sales down 3.4 percent, worse than the previous quarter's 2.8 percent drop, and same store food sales down 0.6 percent, against a third quarter fall of 0.4 percent. (more...)
Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe' Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe'
- May 18, 2018

But, if you hear Yanny, that's all the higher notes. Donald Trump 's staff have released their own video trying to settle the question that has been on America's mind since a YouTube clip went viral earlier this week. George Ablett wrote on Twitter: "Think the Laurel or Yanny thing is weird?" "If you're not picking up on those higher frequencies then it sounds more like Laurel". (more...)
White House defends Trump's use of 'animals' to portray gang members White House defends Trump's use of 'animals' to portray gang members
- May 18, 2018

Meanwhile, The Washington Post went further and described the reference as evoking "an ugly history of dehumanization" despite correctly including the MS-13 reference in the transcript. "I'm referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in". They were criticising legislation Govenor Jerry Brown signed into law previous year that bars police from asking people about their immigration status or helping federal agents with immigration enforcement. (more...)
European Union to activate statute to shield firms from USA sanctions against Iran European Union to activate statute to shield firms from USA sanctions against Iran
- May 18, 2018

The EU leaders discussed Iran at a meeting in Bulgaria, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said , adding the bloc would start measures on Friday to ease the effect of the U.S. "International companies with interests in many countries make their own choices according to their own interests". Why is the USA imposing sanctions on Iran? "This approach could help the Iranian authorities to receive their oil-related revenues, particularly in case of USA sanctions which could target ... (more...)
Israeli military sends aid to Gaza Israeli military sends aid to Gaza
- May 18, 2018

These countries also demanded an worldwide investigation. Palestinian leaders said by relocating the embassy the United States had created incitement and instability in the region and abrogated its role as a peace mediator. Morales called it a "transcendental moment for future generations" who will "remember that friendly countries took courageous decisions in favour of Israel and we do this because you have a special place in our hearts". (more...)
China urges North Korea not to cancel Trump summit China urges North Korea not to cancel Trump summit
- May 18, 2018

For decades, Washington has watched in horror as North Korea - propped up by trade with China - has made a series of technological leaps toward building a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon to U.S. Senior officials from the two Koreas were to sit down at a border village on Wednesday to discuss how to implement their leaders' agreements to reduce military tensions along their heavily fortified border and improve overall ties, but the North canceled the meeting. (more...)
Shooting death of Pa. suspended school teacher ruled a homicide Shooting death of Pa. suspended school teacher ruled a homicide
- May 17, 2018

The school announced they were suspending her the following month. DelTondo died at the scene, 35 kilometres northwest of Pittsburgh. Rachael DelTondo , 33, was shot dead standing on her mother's driveway on Sunday. Since DelTondo was never charged, her name wasn't released. The report was not public knowledge until the anonymous email was sent in October a year ago. (more...)
Two Sherpa Climbers Set New Summit Records on Everest Two Sherpa Climbers Set New Summit Records on Everest
- May 17, 2018

Before leaving the Everest base camp, Kami had announced that he intends to climb Everest 25 times. "He has set the world record", said Mingma Sherpa, chairman of the Seven Summit Treks company that employs Kami. The rapid growth in the climbing industry has accompanied complaints of overcrowding on the mountain and fears that inexperienced mountaineers could run into trouble. (more...)
Parkland officer called coward gets a $8702-a-month pension Parkland officer called coward gets a $8702-a-month pension
- May 17, 2018

The investigation into the response to the massacre has yet to conclude. Surveilance video from February 14 showed Peterson waiting outside the school while the shooter went through the halls with an AR-15 rifle shooting and killing students and teachers. (more...)
Melania to leave hospital 'in a few days', says Trump Melania to leave hospital 'in a few days', says Trump
- May 16, 2018

President Trump visited the first lady for over an hour on Monday evening before returning to the White House through a thunder and lightning storm. But with Melanie's spokesperson confirming the first lady was recovering well after having surgery to treat a benign kidney condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Trump's schedule for the day has been revealed. (more...)
Man suspected in massive Central Intelligence Agency leak jailed, but not charged Man suspected in massive Central Intelligence Agency leak jailed, but not charged
- May 16, 2018

A new batch of leaks included more than 8,700 documents and files. Transcripts [PDF] from the case contains multiple references to searches related to the Vault 7 case. Here's where things get tricky: the government says it does not have enough evidence to charge Schulte with the leak . Schulte also claimed that he reported "incompetent management and bureaucracy" at the CIA to that agency's inspector general as well as a congressional oversight committee. (more...)
Open Society Foundations Withdraws Hungary After Orban's 'Repressive' Anti-Soros Crackdown Open Society Foundations Withdraws Hungary After Orban's 'Repressive' Anti-Soros Crackdown
- May 16, 2018

Previously, the Hungarian Prime Minister said that Soros behind mass migration to European countries of North Africa and the Middle East. "It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary from arbitrary government interference", CNBC added. (more...)
Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq parliament election Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq parliament election
- May 16, 2018

During the Iraq War, Sadr was a fierce opponent of USA forces in the country, and his followers also clashed with Sunnis in sectarian fighting. Sadr is an Iraqi nationalist who opposes both the USA and Iran meddling in Iraqi affairs. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi performed poorly across majority Shiite provinces that should have been his base of support. He was followed by Amiri with more than 1.2 million votes, translating into around 47 seats, and Abadi with more than 1 million votes ... (more...)
Judge Rejects Manafort Challenge To Mueller Indictment Judge Rejects Manafort Challenge To Mueller Indictment
- May 16, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Mueller had the right to bring the charges against Manafort, shutting down the argument by Manafort's lawyer that they had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation. Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office, declined to comment. He faces a second set of charges in Virginia that include bank fraud and filing false tax returns. (more...)
Oil boosted by Iran fears, remains below multi-year highs Oil boosted by Iran fears, remains below multi-year highs
- May 16, 2018

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $71.02 a barrel, up 6 cents and also not far off their November 2014 high of $71.89 a barrel reached last week, Reuters reported. Crude futures hit the highs as the markets anticipated a sharp fall in Iranian crude supply once US sanctions take effect later this year. Since the accord was reached at the end of 2016, oil prices have climbed to their highest in almost four years to exceed $77 a barrel, up from $30 in early 2016. (more...)
In Memoriam Tom Wolfe In Memoriam Tom Wolfe
- May 16, 2018

Wolfe delved into the psychedelic world of the 1960s in the novel that dramatically influenced the philosophy and vocabulary of the era's hippie world. And one of his best-regarded books, " The Right Stuff ", which was later made into a movie, showcased the heroism of the first American astronauts. "To pull it off", Wolfe wrote in 1970, " you casually have to stay with the people you are writing about for long stretches. (more...)
Wenger: Will I manage England? I don't know Wenger: Will I manage England? I don't know
- May 15, 2018

I am fascinated by India, I don't know why, but I have never been in India", said Wenger in the interview. "Maybe it's better I go somewhere else". During his time at the Emirates Stadium (and Highbury, of course), Wenger has won three Premier League titles and seven F.A Cups. (more...)
Sonam posts first pic with husband Anand after wedding Sonam posts first pic with husband Anand after wedding
- May 15, 2018

Will Anand Ahuja change his name to Anand Ahuja-Kapoor? She also thanked her brother Harshvardhan Kapoor for being her "knight in shining armour". The Grand Wedding happened yesterday, on 8 May at Rockdale, Bandstand, Bandra which was the ultimate wedding venue. (more...)
Juventus clinch seventh consecutive Serie A title after Roma draw Juventus clinch seventh consecutive Serie A title after Roma draw
- May 15, 2018

With one game left to play Juventus can not be caught by second-placed Napoli who are four points behind after winning 2-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday. "It is also a solid and united club, even in hard times ". Rome: For the first time since 1958, football-mad Italy will follow a World Cup finals from the sidelines without their national team. (more...)
Mahira Khan wins at Cannes with all the grace and style Mahira Khan wins at Cannes with all the grace and style
- May 15, 2018

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor certainly knows how to make a statement. For her first red carpet look here, Sonam looked radiant and resplendent in a dreamy and delicate pastel-hued Ralph and Russo lehenga ensemble, with her hair loosely tied in a braid and accessorised with a detailed "parandi". (more...)
Sports gambling no sure bet in Illinois' immediate future Sports gambling no sure bet in Illinois' immediate future
- May 15, 2018

The ruling overturns what's been essentially a century of US policy. Nemes was by inference talking about Republican Gov. Matt Bevin who has opposed measures to permit expanded gambling in Kentucky, calling those a "sucker's bet" several times and claiming the "societal costs" would out-weigh any financial benefit to the state. (more...)
Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal
- May 14, 2018

Wang Yi meets Javad Zarif on May 13. China , like the European Union, says it wants to maintain the deal but it has also been preparing to take advantage of Mr Trump's decision to pull out of it. However, the fate of the JCPOA is expected to top the agenda of the meeting. Mohammad Javad Zarif's tour began two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies. (more...)
Iran fired rockets from Syria Iran fired rockets from Syria
- May 14, 2018

Video captured one Israeli air strike on a Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile, and as one journalist put it, some nearby Syrian or Iranian troops appeared to have no idea the Israeli strike was incoming. Israel, as it has typically done in similar incidents, neither confirmed nor denied a role. The 2015 deal in any case permitted Iran to retain all the components of its nuclear weapons program - uranium enrichment, thousands of centrifuges, its Arak plutonium facility, and its Fordow ... (more...)
USA envoy sees peace hope after Israel embassy move USA envoy sees peace hope after Israel embassy move
- May 14, 2018

Bush and President Donald Trump . On 6 December, 2017, Trump declared Jerusalem, both East and West, as the capital of Israel , and began to transfer its embassy there, which ignited anger in the Palestinian territories, while eliciting as well Arab, Islamic, and worldwide condemnation. (more...)
Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship
- May 14, 2018

Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a tweet that, "The @nytimes article alleging that the Secretary drafted a resignation letter yesterday and was close to resigning is false". The Post's account , headlined "Trump unloads on Homeland Security secretary in lengthy immigration tirade ", adds the details that "Trump's tirade went on so long that many present began fidgeting in their seats and flashing grimaces", and that it lasted more than 30 minutes. (more...)
First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media
- May 14, 2018

This May 9, 2018, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows China's aircraft carrier Liaoning at a shipyard in Dalian. A third aircraft carrier is being built in Shanghai, according to state media, although the Defense Ministry has yet to confirm this. (more...)
White House refuses comment about Sadler's McCain remark White House refuses comment about Sadler's McCain remark
- May 14, 2018

She was reacting to the comment made by White House communications aide Kelly Sadler . South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of McCain, told CBS's "Face the Nation" program in an interview to be aired on Sunday that he was not satisfied with the White House's response to the controversy surrounding Kelly Sadler , a communications aid. (more...)
Weather: Showers on tap for Saturday evening Weather: Showers on tap for Saturday evening
- May 14, 2018

Overnight lows remain mild in the low to mid 40's with clear skies. The weather service says storms will be possible nearly every day from Sunday through the middle of next week, as the pattern remains active. Tuesday will be a hot and humid day. Highs in the mid 70s in north central Kansas to the mid 80s to near 90 elsewhere. Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 90s. (more...)
Israeli strikes kill 42 in Syria this week Israeli strikes kill 42 in Syria this week
- May 13, 2018

The strikes dramatically ramped up tensions in the region days after US President Donald Trump announced a withdrawal from an global deal that had aimed at easing tensions between Iran and the West. "What is necessary is that we look at reality as it is not as we wish it to be we wish that there was an Iranian leadership that was desirous of peace, whose hand was outstretched in peace as is ours, who didn't call for our annihilation, who didn't attempt to gobble up the Middle East and impose ... (more...)
Juventus rout AC Milan to win fourth successive Coppa Italia Juventus rout AC Milan to win fourth successive Coppa Italia
- May 13, 2018

AC Milan was outwitted in the final by Juventus who mauled the Rossoneri 4-0 with Donnarumma culpable for two of the goals. "After my error on the marking for Kalidou Koulibaly, everyone said I was rubbish", he told RAI Sport shortly after the final whistle. (more...)
At least 3 killed in blasts at churches in Indonesia's second city At least 3 killed in blasts at churches in Indonesia's second city
- May 13, 2018

Authorities are also investigating whether there was another explosion at a fourth church. Frans Barung, a spokesman for East Java's police, said one churchgoer was killed and 11 people suffered injuries. Christians, many from the ethnic Chinese minority, make up about 9 per cent of Indonesia's 260 million people. The archipelago nation of some 17,000 islands has long struggled with Islamic militancy, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people - mostly foreign tourists - in ... (more...)
Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested
- May 13, 2018

The Aamaq news agency said in a statement early Sunday that the assailant carried out the Saturday night attack in response to the Islamic State group's calls for supporters to target members of the USA -led military coalition squeezing the extremists out of Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption
- May 13, 2018

Gallery of volcanic eruptions . NASA's space satellites have been monitoring the eruptions and growth of lava fields at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, according to The Weather Channel . Authorities also ordered workers to remove flammable pentane from a geothermal plant that is near communities that saw lava oozed from cracks in the ground. (more...)
High School Student uses Rifle to Shoot Classmate High School Student uses Rifle to Shoot Classmate
- May 12, 2018

Everyone immediately ran, he said. The sheriff said the boy is accused of attempted murder. We're not supposed to be like this - we're the United States. Ricky Munoz, 23, told CNN he had just dropped his two younger brothers and a friend off at Highland just after 7 a.m. Deputies said they had secured both locations, and were investigating. (more...)
Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border
- May 12, 2018

There are also fears that the West Bank and East Jerusalem will see protests and the IDF has sent in reinforcements there too. Evans is celebrating the bold stand of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and now is moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (more...)
Japan, China agree on 'conflict communication mechanism' over East China Sea Japan, China agree on 'conflict communication mechanism' over East China Sea
- May 12, 2018

He stressed that the creation of the China-Japan-South Korea free trade zone would "benefit not only East Asia, but also [would] have an external effect and stimulate negotiations on regional economic integration between the three countries and ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations ]". (more...)
Pharma breathes easy as Trump's drug pricing plan fizzles Pharma breathes easy as Trump's drug pricing plan fizzles
- May 12, 2018

The blueprint , which echoes numerous ideas first put forward in Trump's FY 2019 proposed budget and the White House Council of Economic Advisers drug pricing report , focuses on four areas: lowering high list prices set by manufacturers; equipping government and private payers with new tools to negotiate prices; lowering out-of-pocket costs for consumers and taking steps to stop other countries from "freeloading" off of American innovation. (more...)
Scientist, 104, who 'regrets' his long life dies as Swiss euthanasia clinic Scientist, 104, who 'regrets' his long life dies as Swiss euthanasia clinic
- May 11, 2018

Ethicists at a leading Swiss medical association oppose assisted suicide for anyone besides people with terminal illnesses. Now seven states (and Washington, D.C.) have laws allowing assisted suicide for terminally ill, mentally competent adults - Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Montana, Washington, Colorado and California. (more...)
Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races
- May 11, 2018

What does all of this spin have in common? An Ohio state senator won the Republican primary to succeed retiring Rep. On Wednesday, both Gardner and Bliss pointed to results in OH, the week's busiest primary state, as proof that Democratic turnout was flagging. (more...)
Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon
- May 11, 2018

The National Weather Service says that the storm could include 60 miles per hour wind gusts and nickel size hail and possible damage to trees and power lines. The low will be near 67. The overnight low should dip into the mid- to upper 50s. Potentially strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday, with the greatest threat in the late-afternoon through early evening. (more...)
Settlement in Abdul-Hakim Belhaj rendition case to be announced Settlement in Abdul-Hakim Belhaj rendition case to be announced
- May 11, 2018

Boudchar was in the public gallery of the House of Commons with her son, now 14, to hear the apology. Reading out Mrs May's letter, Mr Wright said: "Your accounts were moving and what happened to you is deeply troubling". Papers discovered in Tripoli, Libya - during the fall of the dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 - included evidence of how MI6 and the Central Intelligence Agency had groomed Gaddafi and his regime to come in from the cold. (more...)