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Trump Boycotts Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Again Trump Boycotts Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Again
- April 09, 2018

The president added that he wants to get things "straightened out with the press", whom he accused of using made up sources, before he decides to end his boycott of the fundraiser. The event typically features a comedian who roasts the president and his team and then the top executive returns it to the press. He rented Capitol Hill accommodation from the wife of an energy lobbyist previous year at the below-market rate of US$50 per day and used taxpayer funds for first-class travel. (more...)
1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire 1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire
- April 09, 2018

He also thanked the fire department. A firefighter looks out from the window of a fire damaged apartment in Trump Tower in NY on Saturday, April 7, 2018 . President Trump later tweeted that the fire was out and said that firefighters had done a good job. The upper-level residential floors are not equipped with fire sprinklers, according to Nigro. (more...)
Migrant caravan Slides up, Mexico calls in U.S. ambassador Migrant caravan Slides up, Mexico calls in U.S. ambassador
- April 09, 2018

Santiago: One of the organizers told me he didn't expect to get such attention, but added that [the caravan is] meeting the goal of raising awareness of the conditions many are fleeing in Central America. In fact, he said, numerous migrants hoping to reach the border planned to ask for asylum - not sneak over illegally. "And now they're beating us economically, they are not our friend believe me", he said at the time. (more...)
USA and North Korea 'holding secret talks' ahead of meeting USA and North Korea 'holding secret talks' ahead of meeting
- April 09, 2018

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo and the CIA team have been operating through intelligence back-channels to make arrangements for the summit, the CNN news channel reported . Last week, Trump told associates that he was looking forward to the summit, which he agreed to on the spot when presented the invitation from Kim. "The U.S. (more...)
Record breaking lows possible Sunday morning… Snow arrives by Sunday evening Record breaking lows possible Sunday morning… Snow arrives by Sunday evening
- April 09, 2018

Tuesday should be the start of a warming trend with mostly sunny skies, a high near 44 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Rain/snow showers will continue overnight, then move out early Sunday morning. Clouds will thin out and will give way to some sunshine to end off the day! Hopefully it will clear out by next Sunday with highs in the lower 40s. (more...)
No rest for world record-holders in Commonwealth Games pool No rest for world record-holders in Commonwealth Games pool
- April 08, 2018

And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ. Titmuss had been tipped to become the first woman to win the 200-400-800 freestyle treble at the same Commonwealth Games since fellow Australian Karen Moras did it in 1970. (more...)
World Health Day observed to spread awareness about health & well being World Health Day observed to spread awareness about health & well being
- April 08, 2018

The recently launched strategies addressing hepatitis C and transgender Hhealthcare are just two examples of the government's commitment to profoundly improve the quality of life of previously marginalised groups within our society. In Cuba the national celebration oin World Health Day was held in Sancti Spiritus. UHC means that all people and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. (more...)
Our dream is to see a prosperous Nepal: PM Oli Our dream is to see a prosperous Nepal: PM Oli
- April 08, 2018

But an agreement on the proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu railway link indicates a new India-Nepal bonhomie. He said India will also help Nepal to link the country with waterways, adding both sides will also boost ties in areas of agriculture. Modi also hailed successful conduct of national polls in Nepal under the provisions of the new constitution that has seen Oli's leftist coalition alliance win a strong three-fourths majority. (more...)
Syria Intensifies Operation in Douma, Makes More Gains Syria Intensifies Operation in Douma, Makes More Gains
- April 08, 2018

Militants of the Jaysh al-Islam group attacked the positions of governmental forces, resumed mortar and missiles attacks at Damascus . A spokesman for his office, however, said an operation against Tel Rifat might not be needed. Under Russian-brokered deals, two rebel-held pockets of Eastern Ghouta were evacuated last month that saw more than 46,000 rebels and civilians bussed to opposition-held Idlib province in the northwest. (more...)
Key events in rapid escalation of US-China trade dispute Key events in rapid escalation of US-China trade dispute
- April 07, 2018

Beijing was responding to an announcement hours earlier by President Donald Trump's administration outlining proposed tariffs on 1,300 imported Chinese products, including industrial robots and telecoms gear, to protest Beijing's alleged theft of USA technology. (more...)
Former South Africa leader Zuma in court to face corruption charges Former South Africa leader Zuma in court to face corruption charges
- April 07, 2018

The adviser, Schabir Shaikh, was found guilty of trying to solicit the bribes and was jailed in 2005. South Africa's new president, the wealthy businessman and former labour leader Cyril Ramaphosa, came to power on a pledge to fight corruption. (more...)
Trade war with China: What you need to know Trade war with China: What you need to know
- April 07, 2018

All three indexes opened with steep losses Friday following President TrumpDonald John TrumpPruitt directed staff to approve raises for top aides: report Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs "appropriate response" to China GOP senator on tariff threat: Hopefully Trump is blowing off steam because "this is nuts" MORE's latest threat of more tariffs on China. (more...)
Long-lost daughter reunited with family after 24 years Long-lost daughter reunited with family after 24 years
- April 07, 2018

It turns out she grew up just 12 miles away from her birth parents. They took their eyes off their 3-year-old daughter for a second when Wang had gone to change money and she disappeared into the crowd of people. She had been told by her adoptive father that she was found on the side of the road and did not have a mother . As Wang anxiously awaited his long-lost daughter's arrival from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, he could not contain his excitement. (more...)
Former Bernalillo schools bookkeeper pleads guilty to fraud Former Bernalillo schools bookkeeper pleads guilty to fraud
- April 07, 2018

His lawyer says he'll ask for a less severe sentence. Gamble said he disagreed and Washam explained to Jones the release after 10 years was not going to be automatic, but something he or whomever was sitting on the bench in the courtroom in 10 years would consider. (more...)
"He's Lost His Mind": Jimmy Kimmel Takes on "Ass Circus" Sean Hannity
- April 07, 2018

The war of words between Sean Hannity and Jimmy Kimmel escalated rapidly as the two continued to trade insults on the air and on social media. Jimmy Kimmel has delivered the latest shot in his back-and-forth with Fox News host Sean Hannity . (more...)
Remains Of Senator Bukar Laid To Rest In Daura Remains Of Senator Bukar Laid To Rest In Daura
- April 06, 2018

Mamman prayed Allah to forgive Bukar's shortcomings and grant him Aljannah firdaus. Senator Bukar, who represents Katsina North ( Daura Zone) in the Senate, died around 10.am on Wednesday following an illness. Bukar who was born in Daura , Katsina State, in December 1953 was 1978 graduate of Engineering of Ahmadu Bello University . Ekweremadu, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu, described the incident as a heavy blow to the Senate and the entire nation. (more...)
Brazil's Lula must start prison term, Supreme Court rules Brazil's Lula must start prison term, Supreme Court rules
- April 06, 2018

A demonstrator wearing a mask of former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, carries a sign written in Portuguese that reads "Love Will Overcome Hate". The case has triggered protests in dozens of Brazilian cities, NPR's Philip Reeves reports, with large crowds protesting both for and against Lula. (more...)
NYPD Shot and Killed a Mentally Ill Black Man in Brooklyn NYPD Shot and Killed a Mentally Ill Black Man in Brooklyn
- April 06, 2018

The New York State Attorney's General office is to investigate the fatal shooting of 34 year old Brooklyn bipolar black man, Saheed Vassell at the hands of NYPD cops after police received 911 calls of the 'wandering' man allegedly waving a metal object at people. (more...)
President Trump blames state of DACA on Democrats President Trump blames state of DACA on Democrats
- April 06, 2018

That stance upset conservatives who remembered another promise Trump made, when he was campaigning for president and said he would "immediately terminate" DACA if elected. Must pass tough laws and build the WALL. The call, held on the condition the speakers not be quoted by name, largely re-hashed the administration's talking points on immigration, calling provisions of United States and worldwide immigration law "loopholes" that human smugglers misconstrue to encourage would-be ... (more...)
Donald Trump denies knowledge of lawyer's payment to porn star Donald Trump denies knowledge of lawyer's payment to porn star
- April 06, 2018

This is the first time the president has commented publicly on the issue. "Michael's my attorney and you'll have to ask Michael", Trump responded. Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti , said Thursday his client's case "just got that much better" with the president's on-the-record comments. "As history teaches us", he added, "it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath". (more...)
Trump wants to withdraw US troops from Syria Trump wants to withdraw US troops from Syria
- April 05, 2018

In the meeting with his national security team, Trump maintained his position that USA troops should soon leave Syria, and told the assembled advisers that he was firm in his commitment to withdrawing American forces, according to the senior administration official. (more...)
Winnie Mandela Should Have Been President, Says Head Of S.African Left Winnie Mandela Should Have Been President, Says Head Of S.African Left
- April 05, 2018

She asked why the police officer had arrested the people, to which he answered: "I do not know". "She also championed gender equality", said the statement. She must have spent years building up levels of resentment and anger that she probably dreamt of unleashing against her tormentors, wiping them off the face of the earth. (more...)
MLK assassination anniversary: John Lewis speaks at event honoring MLK MLK assassination anniversary: John Lewis speaks at event honoring MLK
- April 05, 2018

Meanwhile, his refusal to budge from the principal of non-violence when it came to the struggle for racial justice and equality had shed him support within the wider black civil rights movement among a young generation of activists whose anger and frustration at the lack of progress when it came to achieving justice for black people was at the breaking point. (more...)
Trump sticks by EPA chief as lawmakers call for resignation Trump sticks by EPA chief as lawmakers call for resignation
- April 05, 2018

That message was reinforced by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in a telephone call to Pruitt on Tuesday morning. Pruitt is facing criticism and controversy over reports that he rented a room in Washington, DC, from the family of an energy lobbyist. (more...)
Global shares recoil as China retaliates in U.S. trade war Global shares recoil as China retaliates in U.S. trade war
- April 05, 2018

The items on the list , which includes mostly high-tech industrial, medical, aerospace, communication and transportation products, would face a 25% tariff. Boeing , which delivered one-fourth of all its planes to China past year, fell as much as 5.7 percent early on and finished with a loss of $3.38, or 1 percent, at $327.44. (more...)
Narendra Modi betrayed Andhra Pradesh by denying special status, says Chandrababu Naidu Narendra Modi betrayed Andhra Pradesh by denying special status, says Chandrababu Naidu
- April 05, 2018

YSR Congress is there. Since the TDP snapped ties with the NDA over failure of the Centre to grant special category state status to Andhra Pradesh, Naidu has held talks with leaders of the TMC, NCP, DMK, AIADMK, SP and BSP. What has further united the opposition parties is the change of reference population from the 1971 Census to the 2001 Census under the 15th Finance Commission, due to which big states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal would each loose approximately ... (more...)
Syria: Fighters begin leaving Ghouta's last rebel-held town Syria: Fighters begin leaving Ghouta's last rebel-held town
- April 05, 2018

Twenty buses carrying 1,065 Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families left Douma for Al-Wafideen Crossing on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said the deal provides for Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families, as well as civilians who want, to head to Jarabulus and the town of Al-Bab, both held by pro-Turkey rebels. (more...)
State Advisory Council To Explore Expansion Of Texas Medical Marijuana Law State Advisory Council To Explore Expansion Of Texas Medical Marijuana Law
- April 05, 2018

The second team of researchers from the University of Kentucky looked at opioid prescriptions covered by Medicaid between 2011 and 2016, and found that opioid prescriptions decreased by 5.88% in states that allowed the use of medicinal or recreational marijuana. (more...)
South and North Korea to march together at Asian Games South and North Korea to march together at Asian Games
- April 05, 2018

Kim, the first North Korean leader ever to attend a show by entertainers from the South, shook hands with the performers and "expressed his deep thanks to them", KCNA reported. The rapprochement was triggered by the South's Winter Olympics, to which the North's leader Kim Jong Un sent athletes, cheerleaders and his powerful sister as an envoy. (more...)
Sinclair Executive Chairman Lashes Out at Print Media Calling It 'Meaningless Dribble' Sinclair Executive Chairman Lashes Out at Print Media Calling It 'Meaningless Dribble'
- April 04, 2018

Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote Monday on Twitter . Mary Nam , an anchor at Sinclair's Seattle station KOMO-TV, took a shot at Trump and her own employer after the president suggested that the matter is a "total joke". (more...)
UK Manufacturing Activity Maintains Steady Growth In March UK Manufacturing Activity Maintains Steady Growth In March
- April 04, 2018

March data pointed to sustained pressure on operating capacity across the manufacturing sector, as highlighted by another solid rise in backlogs of work. The Commerce Department reported in its third estimate that the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9% in the last three months of 2017. (more...)
Trump congratulates Egypt's Sisi after dubious vote Trump congratulates Egypt's Sisi after dubious vote
- April 04, 2018

Invalidating votes are seen as safe ways to protest against President Sisi, who has overseen a sweeping crackdown on dissent since assuming office in 2014. In the 2012 and 2014 elections, images circulated on social media showed one voter who wrote in "My vote is for you, Batman". Opposition groups had called for a boycott of last week's vote which they labelled a facade. (more...)
Israeli PM to cancel deal to resettle migrants Israeli PM to cancel deal to resettle migrants
- April 04, 2018

In a statement on Tuesday, Netanyahu said he held meetings with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and representatives of residents of southern Tel Aviv to discuss the agreement. A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border Tuesday, the health ministry in the strip said, as tensions remained days after 17 people were killed when a mass demonstration led to clashes. (more...)
Elizabeth Esty won't seek re-election amid harassment claims Elizabeth Esty won't seek re-election amid harassment claims
- April 04, 2018

In a statement posted on Facebook , Esty said: "I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election". Andrew Ricci, a friend of Baker's who has spoken on his behalf, released a statement from Baker following the news Esty would not run again. Ms. (more...)
Deputy AG OK'd Mueller's focus on Manafort-Russia ties Deputy AG OK'd Mueller's focus on Manafort-Russia ties
- April 04, 2018

Van der Zwaan , who lives in London, was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about his contact with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates . The subject of the recorded phone call, prosecutors said, was a 2012 report prepared by van der Zwaan's law firm about the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. (more...)
Lavrov says spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK gov't Lavrov says spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK gov't
- April 04, 2018

Mr Aitkenhead added: "It is our job to provide the scientific evidence of what this particular nerve agent is, we identified that it is from this particular family and that it is a military grade, but it is not our job to say where it was manufactured". (more...)
Kashmir shuts down to protest Shopian encounters Kashmir shuts down to protest Shopian encounters
- April 04, 2018

The foreign ministry said that Indian state-terrorism had been perpetrated against the Kashmiris for decades in an attempt to subjugate and repress them. Separatists had called for a shutdown on Monday, which affected the normal life. Tens of thousands, mostly civilians, have died in the freedom movement. (more...)
1 seeds Kansas, Villanova meet in national semifinal 1 seeds Kansas, Villanova meet in national semifinal
- April 04, 2018

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1) drives past Kansas guard Malik Newman during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. "And that's something that's similar to our team in '16". He passed away about six months ago. They changed the perception of when you say Loyola-Chicago, for men's basketball, they changed that, the perception of it. (more...)
Severe storm threat for St. Louis tonight and tomorrow Severe storm threat for St. Louis tonight and tomorrow
- April 04, 2018

Flooding and strong, straight line winds are my main concern. The tornado risk remains around five percent. To the west of the Golden Triangle, golf-ball-size hail will also be a possibility. A strengthening spring storm system will approach the state Tuesday afternoon and evening bringing multiple rounds of thunderstorms. Our severe storm outlook today from the Storm Prediction Center remains relatively unchanged. (more...)
Oklahoma teachers walk out for 2nd day in red-state revolt Oklahoma teachers walk out for 2nd day in red-state revolt
- April 04, 2018

Alisha Malaska had an important question at this week's parent-teacher conference: Why were her son's textbooks falling apart? Teachers have been flexing their political muscle in Republican-dominated states where education funding was cut in recent years. (more...)
UK Labour faces fresh turbulence over anti-Semitism row UK Labour faces fresh turbulence over anti-Semitism row
- April 03, 2018

The Momentum statement follows a wave of left-wing comment on social media dismissing anti-Semitism complaints as smears from the Labour leader's political opponents. In a further blow, a high-profile donor who has given more than £650,000 to Labour has revealed he has quit the party he joined 48 years ago aged 15. (more...)
China slaps retaliatory tariffs worth US$3b on 128 U.S. imports China slaps retaliatory tariffs worth US$3b on 128 U.S. imports
- April 03, 2018

Tech stocks were hit especially hard: Amazon dropped after Trump tweeted the company is "not on a level playing field". Economists weren't so sure, however, that the tariffs were the right move for the US economy. "It seems like the long arm of the government is interfering with investors' expectations", he said. Regardless, many fear escalating trade tensions between Beijing and Washington could damage the global economy. (more...)
Google Pixel Mid-Range Phone May Launch in July in India
- April 03, 2018

There were trade meets in Malaysia, US, and the United Kingdom which were attended by some Indian retailers too. Google is all set to launch its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in India on April 10. 8,500). The Google Home is expected to be priced at Rs 9,999 while the Home Mini will retail at Rs 4,499. Rivals like Xiaomi, Samsung , and Motorola have already partnered with several multi-branded retail chains across India. (more...)
United Kingdom publish evidence from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower United Kingdom publish evidence from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower
- April 03, 2018

Both the governing Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress deny hiring Cambridge Analytica's Indian counterpart for election campaigns and flung accusations at their rivals instead. The government, it may be recalled had earlier issued a notice to Cambridge Analytica on March 23 seeking details of the data breach. The documents say that the United States arm of the company, formed in June 2014, could participate as a vendor of technology as long as Nix, a Briton, ... (more...)
Trump tweets Trump tweets "DACA is dead" after spending Easter slamming Mexico, Democrats
- April 03, 2018

The White House did not respond to requests for comment on Trump's tweets . In another tweet yesterday morning, Trump declared: " DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon". (more...)
Madikizela-Mandela a 'voice of the voiceless, champion of justice & equality' Madikizela-Mandela a 'voice of the voiceless, champion of justice & equality'
- April 03, 2018

Mr Mandela, who died in 2013, was imprisoned throughout most of their marriage and Ms Madikizela-Mandela's own activism against white minority rule led to her being imprisoned for months and placed under house arrest for years. Perhaps this was all to prepare her for the biggest blow that would eventually come: the infamous Rivonia Trial which resulted in the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island for close to three decades. (more...)
April storm drops wet, heavy snow on NY and Northeast
- April 03, 2018

The potential exists for a moderate to heavy snowfall in Central Wisconsin , with enough to at least need the snow shovel in the Northwoods. Another storm rolled in on March 13 and spring kicked off with a storm on March 21 that left behind up to 6 inches of snow. (more...)
Ten persons killed in hotel building collapse at Indore Ten persons killed in hotel building collapse at Indore
- April 02, 2018

A four-storey private hotel situated in Sarwate area of Indore , collapsed on Saturday at around 9:20 PM. "But its owner had tried to make it look spic and span by keeping it well painted and decorated from outside". Upon getting information, senior officers, including Indore commissioner Sanjay Dubey, collector Nishant Warwade and DIG Harinaryanchari Mishra reached the spot. (more...)
Russian Federation tests new intercontinental ballistic missile Russian Federation tests new intercontinental ballistic missile
- April 02, 2018

Dubbed a "powerful and modern" system by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this month, the Sarmat system is meant to have a worldwide rage, and to be able to bypass any current missile defense system. The first such drop test was conducted last December. Putin claimed that Russian Federation has created nuclear weapons that can "avoid missile defense systems", and that the country also intends to build up its stockpile of nuclear missiles that would be able to hit anywhere in the world. (more...)
Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 million Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 million
- April 01, 2018

A single player bagged the $521 million Mega Million jackpot in Friday night's drawing, one of the largest in the game's history. "Winning numbers, hopefully, wish me luck everybody", said one customer, as he purchased his tickets. Right now the Jackpot sits at $521 Million. Whenever someone wins the main jackpot, the Mega Millions website updates to show that the jackpot is starting over at $40 million. (more...)