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Major New York progressive group endorses Cynthia Nixon Major New York progressive group endorses Cynthia Nixon
- April 16, 2018

Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has attacked Cuomo for his close ties to wealthy corporate donors and for allowing the state legislature to be controlled by Republicans and Democrats who caucus with them. Although Nixon's campaign has been seen as a long shot, obtaining one of the most sought-after endorsements might make her a more serious challenger to the two-time governor. (more...)
Barbara Bush in failing health, source says Barbara Bush in failing health, source says
- April 16, 2018

Bush has been in and out of hospital recently and is now in "failing health", according to a family spokesman. "She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving", the statement added. (more...)
Global chemical weapons watchdog 'on its way to Syria' Global chemical weapons watchdog 'on its way to Syria'
- April 16, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that the country had "proof" the Assad regime used chemical weapons in Douma and would support any U.S. action. May is not obliged to win parliament's approval, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established since a 2003 vote on joining the US -led invasion of Iraq. (more...)
'Cannot exclude war' Russian Federation envoys says as U.S. prepares Syria strike options 'Cannot exclude war' Russian Federation envoys says as U.S. prepares Syria strike options
- April 16, 2018

In London, Prime Minister Teresa May said in a statement, "This evening I have authorised British armed forces to conduct coordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use". A day before a team from the global chemical weapons watchdog was to arrive in Douma, just east of Damascus, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. (more...)
'Potentially historic' ice storm expected to hit southern Ontario; closures in effect 'Potentially historic' ice storm expected to hit southern Ontario; closures in effect
- April 15, 2018

The combination of ice accumulation and strong winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines. Environment Canada says the temperature will fall below the freezing mark Saturday and rain will change over into freezing rain possibly mixed with ice pellets at times in the afternoon lasting into the evening. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero out for Man City's 'important' game vs Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero out for Man City's 'important' game vs
- April 15, 2018

He made a huge effort because after the action from Ashley Young against United he had a problem with his knee. He could not train. He played the last 15 or 20 minutes and, after the game, he said "I could not run, I cannot play". " Tottenham is a fantastic team, they have great pressure", Guardiola said. "In football in 90 minutes you can win or lose, but we need to be more consistent through the whole season in result and performance because you need to be consistent if you are going to ... (more...)
New Zealand Wary Of Trump's Pacific Trade U-Turn New Zealand Wary Of Trump's Pacific Trade U-Turn
- April 15, 2018

The Trans Pacific Partnership , a deal Trump once described as a "rape of our country", is a multicountry trade agreement in which the US participated under President Obama. The reconsideration of TPP comes after the White House and Mr. Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and specifically tariffs that will impact China. (more...)
Volkswagen's new CEO is 'the cost killer' Volkswagen's new CEO is 'the cost killer'
- April 15, 2018

Additionally, Porsche sports auto division head Oliver Blume is being promoted to the top management body of the entire group. He set out his goals for the entire group on Thursday: "In a phase of profound upheaval in the automotive industry, it is vital for Volkswagen to pick up speed and make an unmistakable mark in e-mobility, the digitalization of the automobile and transportation as well as new mobility services", he said in a statement. (more...)
Trump now backs marijuana 'states rights' bill, senator says Trump now backs marijuana 'states rights' bill, senator says
- April 15, 2018

Cory Gardner, a Republican, talked about he'd acquired an assurance from the president on the states' rights' scenario earlier this week. In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department had rescinded a series of Obama-era memos that had discouraged federal prosecution of marijuana operations operating in accordance with state law but in violation of federal law, which still considers marijuana a Schedule I substance. (more...)
Congress, BJP in Rajasthan attack each other over fast politics Congress, BJP in Rajasthan attack each other over fast politics
- April 15, 2018

Speaking at an event commemorating Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar's birth anniversary at the state Congress office in Jaipur, Pilot said BJP is misusing Dr Ambedkar's name for political gains. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi too was fielded by party in the day to distance the saffron outfit from the two ministers in J&K for defending the accused. Amid global outrage over the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua district of Indian Occupied Kashmir, Chauhan has given a weird theory, saying enemy agents are ... (more...)
Cabinet backs May's call for robust response to Syria crisis Cabinet backs May's call for robust response to Syria crisis
- April 14, 2018

Davis, who voted against military action against the Assad regime in 2013, added: "The situation in Syria is horrific - the use of chemical weapons is something the world has to prevent". President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was holding meetings on Syria and expected to make decisions "fairly soon". Ian Blackford, who heads the Scottish National Party group in Parliament, said May "presides over a minority government that has no majority or mandate for military action, and there ... (more...)
Man who impregnated daughter kills her, her adoptive father Man who impregnated daughter kills her, her adoptive father
- April 14, 2018

In February, Alyssa told the Daily Mail that she waited for a long time to have a relationship with Katie only for Steven to ruin it. Friedman said there wasn't a suspicion that the child was in peril. After killing the two, Steven Pladl then killed himself in his auto in Dover, New York, according to authorities. August 2016: Katie moves in with her biological parents in Virginia. (more...)
Woman who drove SUV with family on-board off a cliff was drunk Woman who drove SUV with family on-board off a cliff was drunk
- April 14, 2018

The Harts moved last spring to Woodland, Washington, telling their real-estate broker "they needed a fresh start" after experiencing prejudice in Minnesota and too much media attention in OR after one child was pictured in a viral photo taken at a 2014 police-brutality protest. (more...)
Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life
- April 14, 2018

The court also banned disqualified opposition politician Jahangir Tareen from running for office again. The court had disqualified Sharif as Prime Minister over corruption charges in July previous year but it had not mentioned the disqualification period in the verdict. (more...)
Users own and control their data, says Zuckerberg Users own and control their data, says Zuckerberg
- April 14, 2018

CA was used by the Trump campaign in 2016. The congressional hearings this week followed revelations that Cambridge Analytica , a political consulting firm, had improperly harvested the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. Zuckerberg responded that Facebook does not listen in on people's conversations and that Facebook executives bring their phones into confidential meetings. (more...)
Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it? Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it?
- April 14, 2018

As for me, I have purged many of my apps , even Farmville had to go, and tightened the permissions I've granted to the ones I've kept, but I won't be deleting my profile. After Zuckerberg gave his response - "I'm not sure". "So my position is not that there should be no regulation but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place". (more...)
Pompeo Vows to Boost State Dept., Confirms He 'Cooperated' With Mueller Pompeo Vows to Boost State Dept., Confirms He 'Cooperated' With Mueller
- April 13, 2018

Whether or not Pompeo wants to talk about that meeting - and what was said in it - is one thing. Trump wished Pompeo well in the hearing in an early morning tweet , saying he "will be a great Secretary of State!" Trump also generally fumed about the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey had confirmed just two days prior . (more...)
No No "final decision" yet on Syria response, White House says
- April 13, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump's stead for the Summit of the Americas, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced. The lawyers repeated those arguments after Monday's raids targeting Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, but have made little or no progress persuading the president, the officials said. (more...)
Trump says decision on Syria will come fairly soon Trump says decision on Syria will come fairly soon
- April 13, 2018

Trump's tweet - which he appeared to row back on on Thursday - appears to have given Syrian forces ample warning to move key assets, suggesting that any strike now would be largely symbolic and have little meaningful impact on the conduct of the war in Syria. (more...)
Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack
- April 13, 2018

Asked to comment on possible USA strikes, Peskov said "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria". "As each day goes by - as you know, it is a non-persistent gas - so it becomes more and more hard to confirm it". (more...)
Intimate Photos of Sri Reddy & Abhiram Daggubati Go Viral Intimate Photos of Sri Reddy & Abhiram Daggubati Go Viral
- April 13, 2018

She also updated a post in her Facebook stating that "Tollywood will be clean if Dil Raju dies". She said that Suresh Babu's son had raped her inside the studio while she was looking for work. The Daggubati family is an influential family in the Telugu film industry. After the protest, the MAA made a decision to ban Sri Reddy and refused to give her membership. (more...)
Panovich: Carolinas could see severe weather Sunday Panovich: Carolinas could see severe weather Sunday
- April 13, 2018

Due to the threat for severe storms, a weather alert day has been issued for Friday . It is shaping up to be an active weather day for many parts of East Texas on Friday as numerous ingredients are coming together to provide a severe weather outbreak across our region. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull insists Coalition is still behind him after 30th Newspoll loss Malcolm Turnbull insists Coalition is still behind him after 30th Newspoll loss
- April 12, 2018

Turnbull and his party. Mr Shorten, who received negative poll results in the area of "attributes looked for in a leader", also questioned the relevance of polls. "I regret making those remarks at the time, making the remarks about 30 Newspolls at the time. I never did. I don't think that others should", Abbott told reporters in Victoria state. (more...)
Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russian Federation Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russian Federation
- April 12, 2018

Amid an argument with Russian Federation over the prospect of missile strikes, President Trump's national security team huddled Wednesday about how to respond to a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria . 'How many battleships does the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have in the Mediterranean compared to Russian Federation. After Trump's tweet, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said pro-government forces were emptying main airports ... (more...)
Saudi intercepts Houthi missiles fired towards Riyadh Saudi intercepts Houthi missiles fired towards Riyadh
- April 12, 2018

Videos that have emerged on Twitter also show clouds of smoke in the sky, where the missile was allegedly intercepted. Yemen's armed Houthi movement launched a drone strike on a Saudi owned oil facility in Southern Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing al-Masirah, the Houthi-founded TV station. (more...)
Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Will Continue Into Next Week Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Will Continue Into Next Week
- April 11, 2018

It's day seven of the Oklahoma teacher walkout , and the message is not wavering. The Legislature is expected to adjourn its session in the next few weeks and is already in the midst of budget negotiations. The teachers were joined Monday by more than 100 women attorneys who said while they're not taking a political stance, they want to help both sides come up with solutions that consider everyone's best interest. (more...)
Ethics Office Urges EPA to Investigate, Address Concerns about Pruitt Ethics Office Urges EPA to Investigate, Address Concerns about Pruitt
- April 11, 2018

The EPA requested that Pruitt's security detail be beefed up soon after he took office. As The Atlantic previously reported , Pruitt asked the White House last month to approve raises for Greenwalt and Hupp, since they are political appointees, and the White House refused. (more...)
FBI's Cohen raids hit home for President Trump FBI's Cohen raids hit home for President Trump
- April 11, 2018

Trump told reporters last week that he did not know about it. "It's an attack on our country in a true sense. It's an attack on what we all stand for". He is also known as a rough-and-tumble "fixer" for Trump , dedicated to protecting his boss's interests. New reporting this afternoon says Daniels is now cooperating with federal investigators. (more...)
List of candidates being circulated on social media is fake List of candidates being circulated on social media is fake
- April 11, 2018

In the final stages of deciding its candidates for the high stakes Karnataka elections, the Congress is toying with the idea of fielding incumbent chief minister Siddaramaiah from two seats. Prasanna Kumar of the Congress by a margin of almost 6,000 votes. Sitting MLAs Aravind Limbavali, Vijayakumar, Appachu Ranjan, R Ashoka, Ravi Subramanya, S Suresh Kumar, Ashwath Narayana, C T Ravi, S Muniraju, S Raghu, Haladi Srinivas Shetty, Basavraj Bommai, Jagadish Shettar, CM Udasi, Kageri ... (more...)
Pence to sub for Trump at Summit of the Americas Pence to sub for Trump at Summit of the Americas
- April 11, 2018

He met with leaders in Colombia , Argentina and Panama in August. Last year, Washington bombed a Syrian government air base after a chemical weapons attack. "U.S. interests are not in Latin America, but in the Middle East". Pence wants to work with regional allies to increase pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ahead of the country's election next month, which has been dismissed by the opposition and regional leaders as a sham, his spokesman said. (more...)
Trump on firing Mueller: 'We'll see what happens' Trump on firing Mueller: 'We'll see what happens'
- April 10, 2018

The New York Times wrote Monday evening that Mueller's team is investigating the circumstances around the payment, which came after Trump addressed a September 2015 conference via satellite and answered questions for 20 minutes. The harsh tone of Trump's comments immediately drew warnings from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who have sought to preserve Mueller's independence. "And many people have said, 'You should fire him.'" Trump added. (more...)
Pentagon Not Conducting Syria Missile Strikes Pentagon Not Conducting Syria Missile Strikes
- April 10, 2018

Russian Federation said a USA military strike against Syria would have "grave repercussions" and stressed that the use of chlorine or sarin had not been confirmed in the attack Saturday in Douma. Syrian activists have said that a poison gas attack on Douma, a town held by rebels, have killed over 40 people while the rest are seriously injured. (more...)
Will meet with Kim in May or early June Will meet with Kim in May or early June
- April 10, 2018

CNN reported Saturday that secret, direct talks paving the way for the summit were under way between North Korean and USA intelligence officials, citing anonymous White House sources. attended Monday's meeting, while Cabinet vice premiers were also present as observers. Mr Trump said on Monday that he expected to meet Mr Kim in May or early June, expressing hope that they would reach a deal on "denuking" the Korean peninsula . (more...)
Israel Condemns Syria Chemical Attack, Accuses Regime of 'Crimes Against Humanity' Israel Condemns Syria Chemical Attack, Accuses Regime of 'Crimes Against Humanity'
- April 10, 2018

It's worth noting that Monday is the first day of work for new White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, a noted war-hawk. "Probably after the fact". Asked by a reporter about a possible USA military response, Mattis said, "I don't rule out anything right now". Western nations objected to Russia's demand for the Security Council to have effective veto power over the findings of a new body. (more...)
Trump would regret abandoning nuclear deal, warns Iran Trump would regret abandoning nuclear deal, warns Iran
- April 10, 2018

The foundation of the nuclear deal has been such strong that, despite the US' pressure during the last months, it is firm yet, Rouhani said. He was speaking as Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day and unveiled what it said were its latest nuclear achievements including centrifuges for the oil industry. (more...)
Reporters Without Borders accuses Israel of deliberately targeting journalists
- April 09, 2018

Despite widespread outcry from global rights groups who have condemned Israel's excessive use of forces against the civilian protesters, Israeli has maintained its open-fire rules for the Gaza border. Tens of thousands of Palestinians are participating in a six-week long border protest that will culminate on May 15, the day after Israeli independence day, which is marked by Palestinians as the "Nakba" or catastrophe. (more...)
Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday
- April 09, 2018

Trump had recorded the interview on Thursday morning.) The president said on the air that he was fond of Mr. McGuirk, who, with his co-host, Sid Rosenberg, started the show last week . Trump did, however, attend a smaller gathering of Washington reporters last month - the off-camera, farcical and musical dinner put on by the The Gridiron Club and Foundation . (more...)
Blaze At Trump Tower In New York Kills One Civilian, Injures Firefighters Blaze At Trump Tower In New York Kills One Civilian, Injures Firefighters
- April 09, 2018

One person has reportedly died and four firefighters were injured in the four-alarm blaze. Nigro added that the firefighters had some difficulties with the fire since the apartment was "quite large" and was located "50 stories up". "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m. The 67-year-old victim, identified as Todd Brassner , was the occupant of a 50th-floor residence where the fire started, WNBC reports . (more...)
Mexican Senate slams Trump's bid to militarize border Mexican Senate slams Trump's bid to militarize border
- April 09, 2018

But while numerous Central Americans in the group say they intend to try to get to the United States on their own, it has been decided that the organized caravan will finish in Mexico City after a stop in the city of Puebla later this week. (more...)
Kim Jong-un could unleash 'UNIMAGINABLE DEVASTATION' if diplomacy fails Kim Jong-un could unleash 'UNIMAGINABLE DEVASTATION' if diplomacy fails
- April 09, 2018

That work has been led by Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo , Trump's pick to become secretary of State. The confirmation offers the administration greater assurances that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is committed to a potential meeting with President Donald Trump by the end of next month. (more...)
Long Island's spring temperatures remain chilly on Saturday Long Island's spring temperatures remain chilly on Saturday
- April 09, 2018

Total snow accumulation will likely range from a trace to 1 inch for most areas, though a couple isolated spots could see up to 2 inches of snow accumulation. Billings on Thursday afternoon was half an inch away from the second-highest seasonal snowfall total ever recorded, and 5.3 inches away from t... (more...)
India, Nepal seek new direction to bilateral ties as Modi, Oli meet India, Nepal seek new direction to bilateral ties as Modi, Oli meet
- April 08, 2018

India pledged on Saturday to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with Nepal and develop inland waterways to provide sea connectivity to the landlocked Himalayan nation. Nepal is to host the summit of BIMSTEC countries-a bloc that groups together select countries from South and Southeast Asia, something India is keen to promote given that India-Pakistan tensions over cross border terrorism has seen another region grouping in South Asia-SAARC-flounder. (more...)
Investigation continues in NYPD shooting of man in Crown Heights Investigation continues in NYPD shooting of man in Crown Heights
- April 08, 2018

According to the released transcripts, one caller to 911 reported that Vassell "looks like he's insane but he's pointing something at people that looks like a gun". The metal object that cops mistook for a gun in a fatal Brooklyn shooting by police has been identified as the head of a welding torch, the NYPD said Friday. (more...)
Airstrikes return to Syria's Ghouta killing 40 civilians as talks sputter Airstrikes return to Syria's Ghouta killing 40 civilians as talks sputter
- April 08, 2018

Although a number of rebel strongholds remain, none are as strategically important as Eastern Ghouta , where Douma is located.More than 130,000 people have fled the once-besieged enclave in recent weeks, according to the United Nations, a lot of them to government-run reception centers in Damascus . (more...)
Canadian women win team gymnastics gold at Commonwealth Games Canadian women win team gymnastics gold at Commonwealth Games
- April 08, 2018

India now has four gold medals, silver and a bronze in the event, leaving them fourth on the overall tally. To add to the woes, the basketball teams stared at an exit following successive defeats, while swimmers, cyclists and gymnasts remained far away from the prospective medal-winning situations. (more...)
Reserve Bank bars bitcoin trading Reserve Bank bars bitcoin trading
- April 08, 2018

These steps are taken to ensure that the innocent traders do not fall prey to any company's vested interests of duping people off their money. Following the announcement by the Central Bank of India , a petition was filed on change.org by an unverified user, to change the way Indian government handles the matter of virtual currencies. (more...)
US Stocks Tank Amid Trade War, Inflation Worries US Stocks Tank Amid Trade War, Inflation Worries
- April 07, 2018

USA officials say they'll hold hearings on the administration's proposed target list of 1,300 products in mid-May and haven't set a deadline for when the tariffs would take effect. The U.S. National Retail Federation accused Trump of "playing a game of chicken with the nation's economy ". On Thursday evening, Trump requested tariffs on another $100 billion worth of Chinese goods, further fuelling the trade war. (more...)
Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico
- April 07, 2018

Although Trump threatened a veto last month of an omnibus spending bill because it did not address the fate of Dreamers and did not fully fund his border wall, he did sign the bill. The "nuclear option" would require Republicans to change the rules, allowing for a vote with 51 votes. Trump has been annoyed by the lack of progress on building what was the signature promise of his campaign: a "big, handsome wall" along the Mexican border. (more...)
Missing Daughter Reunites With Family 24 Years Later In China Missing Daughter Reunites With Family 24 Years Later In China
- April 07, 2018

Cameras followed Kang Ying's journey on the train from Chengdu airport to meet her mother and father. Mr Wang and his wife spent years searching for her in the city and surrounding areas, taking out advertisements in newspapers and setting up online appeals. (more...)
Man pleads guilty to assaulting police offcer in 2017 Man pleads guilty to assaulting police offcer in 2017
- April 07, 2018

District Court in Nashville. His lawyer says he'll ask for a less severe sentence. Jones began the plea hearing, but then requested a chance to further speak with her defense attorney, Ross Smith, part way through the hearing. T was the reported leader of the group, which had roots in Warren, but also involved bringing drugs such as heroin to the streets of Salem, where a market had been developed. (more...)