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There's a proposal to switch Florida to daylight saving time year-round There's a proposal to switch Florida to daylight saving time year-round
- March 09, 2018

Hawaii , Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands have all sought and received exemptions. hatred of Daylight Saving Time . Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to hold true. Maine's case for bucking the biannual clock-changing is that the sun sets there before 4 p.m. (more...)
Arun Jaitley leads TDP - BJP alliance breakup! Arun Jaitley leads TDP - BJP alliance breakup!
- March 08, 2018

Naidu's announcement came barely hours after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a press conference in New Delhi this evening that funds equivalent to what a special category state receives would be extended to Andhra Pradesh, but drew a line saying politics can not increase the quantum of money. (more...)
Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across 4 Pakistan assemblies Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across 4 Pakistan assemblies
- March 08, 2018

At the last elections in 2015, the governing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-now under the interim leadership of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz-won 26 seats. Sharif has alleged he is the victim of a conspiracy by Pakistan's deep state to damage civilian power. Mushahid Hussain Sayed, who won a seat in the capital, Islamabad, told journalists that the win validates Sharif's political narrative with voters. (more...)
'Just 48 HOURS' Iran's grave threat over nuclear deal 'Just 48 HOURS' Iran's grave threat over nuclear deal
- March 08, 2018

In Tehran , Mr Le Drian was received by Mr Hassan Rouhani , President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Zarif further accused the United States of failing to fulfill its commitments under the agreement. That continued with Iran's armed forces spokesman Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, who this weekend said Tehran only would give up its missiles when the West abandons nuclear weapons. (more...)
Nunberg Meltdown, Recent Resignations Mar Trump White House Nunberg Meltdown, Recent Resignations Mar Trump White House
- March 08, 2018

He has privately bragged to reporters about planting fake stories in the press and publicly admitted to making up a story that went viral about former New Jersey Gov. I hope what I gave him was a sense of humanity we need now more than ever in this country. I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russians. "[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is too smart to collude with Donald Trump ". (more...)
Scattered Rain/Snow Showers Today Scattered Rain/Snow Showers Today
- March 08, 2018

Diana Harding and her dog Bailey walk through East Fairmount Park near Kelly Drive and Fairmount Avenue after playing frisbee on Wednesday morning, March 7, 2018. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. We'll have dry, chilly Thursday with highs in the mid-30s. In addition to the snow chances over these next 24 to 36 hours, Greater Lafayette also stands to see its coldest day in almost a month! Saturday will become partly to mostly cloudy as another ... (more...)
USA sees security risk from Qualcomm deal USA sees security risk from Qualcomm deal
- March 08, 2018

In the letter , Treasury officials said many of its national security concerns surrounding the potential takeover are classified. The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investments said Qualcomm's position in 5G technology was good for national security and expressed concern over the Singapore-based company's ties to foreign organizations . (more...)
United Nations asks Syria to ensure truce for Thursday Ghouta aid convoy United Nations asks Syria to ensure truce for Thursday Ghouta aid convoy
- March 08, 2018

France and Britain have requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the failure of the 30-day ceasefire to take hold in Syria , diplomats said Tuesday. An official with the International Committee for the Red Cross says aid workers who were on a humanitarian mission inside eastern Ghouta saw rescuers trying to pull corpses from the rubble of buildings. (more...)
Another nor'easter to blast East Coast with heavy snow, strong winds Another nor'easter to blast East Coast with heavy snow, strong winds
- March 07, 2018

Tonight: An inch or two of light snow, maybe mixed with rain, will fall tonight. The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert, with Alternate Side Parking rules suspended through Thursday , as well as a hazardous travel advisory for Wednesday . (more...)
North and South Korea agree to hold summit North and South Korea agree to hold summit
- March 07, 2018

Both North Korea and the United States have said before they are open to talks but the US position has been that dialogue must be aimed at North Korea's denuclearisation, something Pyongyang has rejected. The North Korean report sought to make Kim look statesmanlike as he welcomed the visiting South Koreans, with Kim offering views on "activating the versatile dialogue, contact, cooperation and exchange". (more...)
Powerball jackpot $321 million, Mega Millions $243 million; lottery results Powerball jackpot $321 million, Mega Millions $243 million; lottery results
- March 07, 2018

Prior to the drawing, the jackpot decreased slightly from $321 million to $318 million. A single winning ticket worth $450 million was sold in Florida . According to CBS News , Americans are known to spend about $200 a year on lottery tickets. 44 states in the United States, as well as Washington D.C. (more...)
Magnitude 6.0 aftershock rattles quake-hit Papua New Guinea Highlands Magnitude 6.0 aftershock rattles quake-hit Papua New Guinea Highlands
- March 07, 2018

Udaya Regmi, the PNG country head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said "around 143,000 people are affected and 17,000 people have been generally displaced because their homes are either fully or partially damaged and not in a condition to live in". (more...)
Rev. Billy Graham is Laid to Rest in NC Rev. Billy Graham is Laid to Rest in NC
- March 06, 2018

The ceremony will take place at the Billy Graham Library on the family's property in Charlotte , under a broad white tent that harkens back to the "canvas cathedral" in 1949 that helped propel Graham to prominence. "I think it likely that, as his father's relationship with Richard Nixon proved to be a low point in his long ministry, Franklin's relationship with President Trump will come to embarrass him", said William Martin, author of "A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story". (more...)
United States aircraft carrier Carl Vinson makes historic port call in Vietnam United States aircraft carrier Carl Vinson makes historic port call in Vietnam
- March 06, 2018

The relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. has reached new levels in recent years and the visit of the USS Carl Vinson is proof, Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. The nuclear-powered Vinson carries 5,500 crew and up to 90 aircraft. Apart from the Carl Vinson , the strike group includes the guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain as well as guided-missile destroyers Wayne E. (more...)
Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on US Embassy Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on US Embassy
- March 06, 2018

However, it was not clear if these arrests were linked to the threat against the U.S. Embassy. Additional security measures were taken after intelligence from U.S. It issued the same statement for Tuesday after the police detention of suspected IS members. It added that all the suspects are foreigners but did not provide detail on their nationalities. (more...)
Lockdown at Utica College lifted, police continue to investigate threat Lockdown at Utica College lifted, police continue to investigate threat
- March 06, 2018

Utica College received two phone calls to the Gordon Science center on Monday at about 11am that threatened to 'take some sort of action'. 'Please follow all instructions from law enforcement'. Armed police officers are on campus and will be clearing buildings, the school added. Residential students will be escorted back to their residence halls by law enforcement, and must remain there until the lockdown has been lifted. (more...)
Guatemala will move its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem in May Guatemala will move its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem in May
- March 06, 2018

Before visiting Guatemala, Haley also met with the recently-reelected president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, to greet him for the controversial electoral victory and also thank him for his support of Israel. Morales nevertheless soon followed Trump, making Guatemala the first country to do so. The protests intensified when he tried to block the investigations at all costs and declared the head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, Ivan Velazquez, persona non ... (more...)
Trump says 'I may' attend opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Trump says 'I may' attend opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem
- March 06, 2018

The deal casts a long shadow on the visit of Netanyahu in Washington, where he is due to meet later Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump . Trump, with Netanyahu at his side in the Oval Office, said he was considering making what would be his second visit to Jerusalem as president. (more...)
Extreme temperatures cause water chaos across UK Extreme temperatures cause water chaos across UK
- March 06, 2018

Some schools in the area warned they may have to close as a result of the disruption. Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging customers to keep an eye out for bursts pipes and leaks across the region. "You don't realise until something like this happens how much you actually need it". Meanwhile, the RAF has been called in to deliver emergency supplies to parts of Cumbria that have been cut off by the extreme weather. (more...)
BJP's blind quest for power superseding stability of northeast: Congress BJP's blind quest for power superseding stability of northeast: Congress
- March 06, 2018

New Delhi , Mar 4 An internal debate in the CPI (M) on the political line the party has to follow has become even more shrill after its crushing defeat in Tripura , with the camp supporting general secretary Sitaram Yechury blaming the former party boss Prakash Karat for not adapting to changing scenarios in the country. (more...)
Former Home Minister Y Patan elected as leader of BJP legislature party Former Home Minister Y Patan elected as leader of BJP legislature party
- March 06, 2018

The NDPP received a big boost when the Election Commission gave its nod to the returning officer of the 6-Tenning constituency to declare its candidate Namri Nchang as the victor, raising the final tally of the party to 18. The BJP was part of the NPF-led government in Nagaland till the Assembly elections but parted ways to join hands with the newly-formed NDPP. If Zeliang desires, he can meet them after formation of the government, Mr Sarma added. (more...)
Light snow possible tonight, weather service says Light snow possible tonight, weather service says
- March 06, 2018

Today's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 48 and winds 23 to 28 miles per hour with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour. Wednesday , it will be sunny with a high near 43, and a northwest wind of 9 to 13 miles per hour, the weather service said. (more...)
US Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm US Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm
- March 05, 2018

The problems carried over into Saturday, with hundreds of flights canceled into and out of NY and Boston , according to the website. That flooding was helped by the tides brought by a nearly-full moon, adding an additional couple of feet to the water line at high tide. (more...)
Scaramucci tears into 'bad dude' John Kelly Scaramucci tears into 'bad dude' John Kelly
- March 05, 2018

On Feb. 7, the White House announced then-Staff Secretary Rob Porter had resigned after the allegations, including an image of his first wife with a black eye she says he gave her in the early 2000s . White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters about 1:30 p.m. February 7 that Trump and Kelly retained "full confidence and trust" in Porter. (more...)
Williamson century not enough to see Black Caps home Williamson century not enough to see Black Caps home
- March 05, 2018

Brief scores: England 234 in 50 overs ( Eoin Morgan 48, Ben Stokes 39; Ish Sodhi 3-53) vs New Zealand . The fourth ODI will take place on Tuesday evening. New Zealand were smart and clinical in their victory in Hamilton and England sloppy, but at Bay Oval, the tourists oozed energy and intent to comprehensively defeat the hosts who were oftentimes self-destructive. (more...)
Person Allegedly Shoots Self Along White House Fence, Secret Service Says Person Allegedly Shoots Self Along White House Fence, Secret Service Says
- March 04, 2018

The area north of the White House was cleared and cordoned off. Police also draped yellow crime-scene tape along a full block of nearby K Street, where authorities were searching a parked vehicle. "We're aware of the incident". The White House was put on lockdown for more than two hours over the incident. On 15th Street, clusters of tourists were held at street corners. (more...)
Kaala makers to release teaser on Friday due to Kanchi seer's demise Kaala makers to release teaser on Friday due to Kanchi seer's demise
- March 04, 2018

Kaala is set in the slums of Mumbai in which Rajinikanth is surrounded by people who love him tremendously, and also some who hate him. The teaser opens with Nana Patekar asking: "What sort of a name is Kaala? ". The film's director Ranjith says that Rajinikanth wanted him to do a sequel to Kabali but the personal experiences in Dharavi inspired the filmmaker to write a fresh script. (more...)
Local gun shops not eager for higher age limit for sales Local gun shops not eager for higher age limit for sales
- March 03, 2018

The announcements mark the largest victory to date for gun control advocates since the school shooting survivors, turned gun control activists, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sparked a national gun control conversation, leading many to claim "this time's different". (more...)
Hope Hicks' secret diary: Publishers are reportedly scrambling for her tell-all Hope Hicks' secret diary: Publishers are reportedly scrambling for her tell-all
- March 03, 2018

As for talk of a White House in upheaval, Sanders pointed out the tax cuts passed late previous year: "If they want to call it chaos, fine, but we call it success and productivity and we're going to keep plugging along". Despite the intense pressure on Hicks, the White House framed her departure as a routine career move. According to a White House insider, Hicks has been secretly keeping what was described as a 'detailed diary of her White House work, and her interactions with the president'. (more...)
McMaster could leave the White House by the end of the month McMaster could leave the White House by the end of the month
- March 03, 2018

On Thursday, NBC News reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis were planning to remove McMaster. As per the administration official, Mc Master is expected to quit his job by the end of March and shall not return to the military and retire as a three-star general. (more...)
2 fatally shot at Central Michigan University, shooter still on the loose 2 fatally shot at Central Michigan University, shooter still on the loose
- March 03, 2018

James Eric Davis Jr . is the suspect at large. Police said the shooting began as a "family-type domestic issue". "It is unknown what clothing he may be wearing now because we have located a number of articles of clothing along the railroad grade". (more...)
Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre reopens: 'This is a victory' Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre reopens: 'This is a victory'
- March 02, 2018

O'Brien, the former archbishop of Baltimore and present Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, said that the proposed tax deal violated "international treaties and centuries of practice", claiming that taxes on Christian properties would run to "tens of billions of dollars", which would directly affect the services provided by Christian schools, hospitals, homes for the needy, health care facilities, and pilgrimage centers. (more...)
Weekend box office: Black Panther stays on top Weekend box office: Black Panther stays on top
- March 02, 2018

Marvel's Black Panther is exploding the box office, exceeding even the highest of expectations. So far, the movie has made $ 704 million in total globally ($400 million domestically and $304 million internationally) since its release earlier this month. (more...)
Russia Compromised 7 States Prior to 2016 Election Russia Compromised 7 States Prior to 2016 Election
- March 02, 2018

She said efforts by Russian "cyber actors" never went beyond a scan of the state elections division's public website, according to information her office received from the U.S. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security called the report "factually inaccurate and misleading". Only Illinois conceded to NBC that its system was compromised. (more...)
Children killed, wounded in Yemen air strike: United Nations Children killed, wounded in Yemen air strike: United Nations
- March 02, 2018

Britain had drafted a resolution in consultation with the United States and France that initially wanted to condemn Iran for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders and include a council commitment to take action over it. A senior Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that the worldwide community - and in particular, the Europeans - needed to do more to voice their concerns about Iran's behavior. (more...)
Canadian Olympic Athlete And Coach Apologize After Drunken Joyride Arrest Canadian Olympic Athlete And Coach Apologize After Drunken Joyride Arrest
- March 01, 2018

Duncan and his wife were each fined 1million won ($930), according to a police officer at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the press. Its results will be sent to South Korean prosecution and, unless the alleged offense is deemed a serious crime, Raine, Duncan and his wife will be able to leave the country after paying a fine. (more...)
Little Miami River Brings Flooding to Loveland, Ohio Little Miami River Brings Flooding to Loveland, Ohio
- March 01, 2018

The Ohio River may crest near Louisville today, as parts of Arkansas and IN are bracing for major flood damage . The National Weather Service said the Ohio River crested Sunday and was still well above flood stage Monday . However, all 16 stations remained in operation. Puckett said Monday that no water had reached homes or businesses. The river rises slowly and falls slowly, so just as long as it took the river to rise, the same will happen as it falls. (more...)
Pregnant NZ PM unfazed by 'sexist' interview Pregnant NZ PM unfazed by 'sexist' interview
- March 01, 2018

In another segment, he asks about her baby's due date, then proceeds to comment on when her child was conceived. Ardern responded that their baby was due on June 17; "not that we need to get into those details". However, Wooley defended the personal nature of questions on the grounds that the Labour leader's policy programme "wasn't what Australian viewers were interested in". (more...)
Potential measles exposures in Manhattan and Brooklyn Potential measles exposures in Manhattan and Brooklyn
- March 01, 2018

Feb 16-17: Oasis Bible Tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1000 5th Avenue, New York, New York. From there, the man went to the Watchtower Educational Center in Putnam County on February 19 and stayed at the Best Western hotel in Brooklyn that night. (more...)
More rain moving in More rain moving in
- March 01, 2018

Look for a dry and sunny day on Tuesday before another storm arrives Wednesday through Thursday . Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said Atlanta set a record high of 79 degrees Saturday , breaking the record of 78 degrees set previous year. (more...)
Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing
- March 01, 2018

She holds a lead over de León of almost 30 percentage points - 46 percent to 17 percent ― in a recent poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California. Feinstein's chief strategist Bill Carrick played down expectations saying, "It's just another element in the overall campaign". It failed to unite behind a single candidate in the majority of statewide races, including for governor, where four Democrats are vying to replace outgoing Gov. (more...)
Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis
- March 01, 2018

Earlier this month a Turkish woman was also condemned to die, and 10 others sentenced to life imprisonment. An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 women to death for being members of the Daesh terrorist organization, according to a judicial official on Sunday. (more...)
Jags, Bortles finalizing 3-year extension Jags, Bortles finalizing 3-year extension
- February 26, 2018

If Minnesota has their eye on a certain quarterback in the draft this year, they better hope the Jaguars don't get to him first. I have to think that his contract changes some things in the quarterback market, though I don't think it affects Kirk Cousins at all. (more...)
Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur case Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur case
- February 26, 2018

Investigators have said there are likely more victims but have "no idea" how many more. McArthur investigation: Toronto police say they will be announcing an update on the investigation into Bruce McArthur later today. Police are also reviewing "multiple outstanding" murders, unexplained "sudden death" cases, and "hundreds of outstanding missing persons cases" going back decades for possible links to McArthur, he said. (more...)
Man Stabs Woman To Death With Hunting Knife At Public Library Man Stabs Woman To Death With Hunting Knife At Public Library
- February 26, 2018

Ryan added that another woman, aged 77, was slightly injured in her arm as she was attempting to help the girl amid the violation. A 22-year-old woman is dead after a double stabbing Saturday at a public library in MA. One neighbor, a father of two young children who asked the newspaper not to use his name, said Yao had tried to "smash our door down" in a 3 a.m. incident a year ago. (more...)
Korda completes wire-to-wire win in Thailand Korda completes wire-to-wire win in Thailand
- February 26, 2018

Moriya Jutanugarn finished second at 21-under alongside American Lexi Thompson , who remained within touching distance of Chinese Shanshan Feng's world number one ranking. "I don't think I could have asked for a better win", she said. Yeah, just puts me in good momentum going into tomorrow. That will come. I'm just very, very happy. (more...)
Farewell, Korea: First of 3 Asian Olympics Ends Farewell, Korea: First of 3 Asian Olympics Ends
- February 26, 2018

Russian Federation is taking home the gold medal in men's hockey after beating Germany Saturday night, and that's a good thing in the grand scheme of the Olympics. The Germans won silver, their best finish ever in Olympic ice hockey. The final came on the same day that it was confirmed that Russian athletes will not be allowed to march under their own flag at the Closing Ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018. (more...)
Alberta has ended its boycott on BC Wine Alberta has ended its boycott on BC Wine
- February 25, 2018

Wine Institute CEO Miles Prodan. Notley has since threatened that more retaliatory actions were being prepared and formed a task force that includes a former deputy prime minister and former New Brunswick premier to evaluate methods to force B.C.to back down. (more...)
Russian Federation sends its most advanced jet to Syria, US Army official says Russian Federation sends its most advanced jet to Syria, US Army official says
- February 25, 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry had said the jets were slated to be introduced to its forces this year, and a total of 12 aircraft were initially ordered by the Moscow government. The fifth-generation Su-57, also known as the T-50, has been created to compete with the U.S. F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The A-50U was pulled last December after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "mission accomplished" in Syria . (more...)
Trump warns of 'phase 2' against N.Korea Trump warns of 'phase 2' against N.Korea
- February 25, 2018

But the Treasury Department did not give an overall figure for how much revenue the North would be deprived of because of the latest actions, other than to say that nine vessels of newly blacklisted foreign vessels "are capable of carrying over $5.5 million worth of coal at a time". (more...)