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Russia could call UN meeting over Syria

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President Bashar al-Assad's government - which receives military backing from Russian Federation - denied being responsible for any attack. The US administration is in turmoil, with vacancies or very new appointees in major national security positions and policy declared by Trump tweets sent in reaction to cable news segments. Read More »

United Nations chief warns of full-blown military escalation in Syria

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Washington and Moscow yesterday were locked in an increasingly tense stand-off on Syria, with US President Donald Trump warning that "missiles will be coming" against the Syrian regime in response to the alleged attacks, as Russian Federation scrambled to deflect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Mississippi Girl Scouts donate cookies to local heroes

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The girls in the troop are from all over the city, and they didn't really have locations to sell from or ways to keep and transport their cookies. She had a special plan for selling cookies to the customers: "I'm gonna be very kind to them". Read More »

Allahabad HC tears into UP state machinery

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He was charged under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The court has taken suo motu cognisance of the case. The court was told that three people, including the brother of the MLA, had been arrested. Read More »

Russia likely to call United Nations meeting over Syria attack - Russian lawmaker

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Trump said the attack would be sustained to ensure that Syria does not use chemical weapons to attack civilians. The operation by the three allies came after a poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 60 people last week. The draft also proposed barring US firms from taking part in Russian privatization deals. Warships and submarines of the Russian naval task force were keeping track at a close distance of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation assault ships and submarines in the ... Read More »

SC/ST judgment of SC is wrong: ex-CJI Balakrishnan

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The review petion was filed by the Centre on April 2 amid a countrywide unrest after several Dalit organisations called a Bharat Bandh in protest against what they alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act . The bench had asked the AG whether he can function if any unverified allegation is levelled against him under the Act or could any public servant work if such averments were made against him or her. Read More »

USA pledges additional $16 million to help Venezuelan exiles

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The meeting comes amid efforts to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement. Senate Democrats are urging Vice President Mike Pence to use his trip to Lima to reset relations with a region where they say President Donald Trump's immigrant-bashing rhetoric is costing the USA influence. Read More »

Trump says decision on Syria strike to come 'fairly soon'

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The US president tweeted this morning, 'Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Then Thursday he tweeted that an attack on Syria " could be very soon or not so soon at all! ". U.S. diplomats and military leaders have pushed back, and publicly, indicating much needed to be done. Questions about the timetable came a day after Trump signaled an attack in a response to a Russian threat to shoot down USA missiles aimed at Syria. Read More »

Ant-Man Teased For 'Avengers: Infinity War' By Marvel

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Avengers: Infinity War is nearly here and, as the trailers, ticket sales and early reviews suggest, it's turning out to be one of the biggest superhero films ever. Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin , Chris Hemsworth , Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner (?), Samuel L Jackson, Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, ... Read More »

Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

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Pleasant was arrested this week after police say he used floor-model computers at Walmart to view child pornography at least five times over 10 days this spring. Sluss' license was suspended in February by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and he resigned as president of the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals in 2017. Read More »

President Trump promises Sen. Gardner he supports legal marijuana in Colorado

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Gardner said Trump told him the marijuana industry in Colorado won't be targeted, the Post wrote. The Justice Department under President Barack Obama created guardrails for federal prosecution of the sale and possession of cannabis, which remains illegal under federal law, and allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country. Read More »

Trump's lawyer bought pregnant Playmate's silence

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Cohen and Trump are now being sued by porn star Stormy Daniels , who seeks to void her own hush deal over an alleged dalliance with Trump for which she was paid $130,000. Broidy, meanwhile, has been embroiled in controversy stemming from his work with George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who was confronted by agents working for Mueller in January and has since been cooperating with the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Haley slams Russian Federation over Syria chemical attack

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Haley continued to say that the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, which is led by Bashar al-Assad, constitutes "one of the most blatant and grotesque violations of worldwide law in the world today". But White House officials soon scaled back the remarks, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling reporters Wednesday that the president had not made any "final decisions" yet on Syria. Read More »

BK Man arrested in connection to rape of Bronx woman

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Family members have identified the woman as 30-year-old Rolando Paul. "He's not in any harm". FOX Carolina reported that Hurley had a prior domestic violence arrest in February. When the two men neared the kitchen, Poucette said she grabbed a knife and advanced toward her husband who was behind her cousin. "She lives downtown, I don't understand", McDonald said. Read More »

May mulls Syria action despite cautious mood in UK

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Trump said the U.S.is prepared to sustain pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons. Trump said earlier this week that he would have a decision in a very short period of time . In London, Theresa May issued a statement about British participation in the air strikes. Read More »

Indiana Pacers: 5 keys to series vs. Cavaliers

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With Kevin Love , Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, former Pacer guard George Hill , Larry Nance, Jr , Jose Calderon, Rodney Hood , Jordan Clark, Tristan Thompson and recently acquired big man Kendrick Perkins to name drop, make no mistake about how good the Cavs are offensively. Read More »

Russia says Syria chemical attack 'staged'

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British officials said up to 75 people were killed . Trump discussed the Syria situation with his national security team at the White House on Thursday. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims. Read More »

Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up United States budget deal

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Ryan announced his impending retirement Wednesday. There were earlier signs that Ryan wanted his majority leader to succeed him; on Thursday, he said he was "encouraged" that Scalise had said McCarthy should take up the mantle. Scalise apologized and said he'd been unaware of the group's racial views. Since reluctantly taking the Speaker's gavel in October 2015 Ryan has struggled to unite different factions of the Republican party. Read More »

SC agrees to examine PIL on CJI's power to allocate cases,

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Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had sought for the assistance of Attorney General KK Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. For you, some matters will be sensitive but for others, it may not be sensitive. In his PIL, Shanti Bhushan has stated that the "master of roster" can not be unguided and unbridled discretionary power, exercised arbitrarily by the CJI by hand-picking benches of select judges or by assigning cases to particular judges. Read More »

Donald Trump rages over 'lowlifes' James Comey and Andrew McCabe, Twitter erupts

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McCabe was completely unjustified". McCabe had already alleged that his firing was politically motivated, as the president had made clear he disliked McCabe long before the FBI's former No. Subsequently, McCabe led FBI Director James Comey to believe that he had not approved such media disclosures. "He LIED! LIED! LIED!" he continued, claiming "McCabe was totally controlled by Comey". Read More »

Volkswagen's Herbert Diess to head volume brand division

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Dieselgate has so far cost VW more than 25 billion euros ($31 billion) in buybacks, fines and compensation, and the carmaker remains mired in legal woes at home and overseas. With that announcement, the VW Group has also announced a major restricting of its brands, dividing them up into six new business areas. Volkswagen's new CEO said on Friday that the automaker must "significantly step up the pace" as it pushes ahead with electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and offers ... Read More »

UK Cabinet to discuss military action in Syria

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The Cabinet meeting suggests May could decide to sidestep parliamentary approval for military strikes amid reports that Assad has begun moving his arsenal away from air bases that are likely to be targeted. World stocks edged down as anxious investors stayed wary of risky assets. President Donald Trump has said on Twitter that an attack on Syria 'could be very soon or not so soon at all!' Asked if he had seen enough evidence to blame the Syrian president, Mattis said: "We're ... Read More »

Pompeo Vows To 'Fix' Iran Deal, Confront Russia; Dodges Mueller Questions

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Pompeo was speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state when he revealed details about the February 7 attack on Russian mercenaries. official to publicly confirm that USA forces had killed hundreds of Russians in Syria in February. President Donald Trump's pick to become Washington's top diplomat pledged Thursday to work with United States allies to strengthen the Iran deal and played down fears he is bent on regime ... Read More »

Ecuador's president leaves summit amid hostage crisis

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Speaking during a press conference with national and global media Friday, Moreno added the state's security operations will resume in the north border and announces the Colombian Defense Minister is in the country to coordinate actions in the northern border. Read More »

Welch pleased with what Zuckerberg had to say

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Called The Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018 , the California ballot measure would allow consumers to learn about the types of personal information businesses are collecting, selling and disclosing on them - in addition to whom that information is being sold or shared. Read More »

Billings school board meets with second finalist for superintendent job

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If you don't like the agenda, you can propose additions and deletions to be voted on by the rest of the board, Finch said. We urge the board to embrace this request to make clear in district policy the fact naming rights in exchange for donations is acceptable, subject to whatever conditions the board deems appropriate. Read More »

Dryden Police Report Two Arrests Following Reports Of Arguments

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Jordan has spent the last 30 years locked in a coma, his family and fellow police officers visiting him periodically at the Glengarry extended care hospital. Prosecutors say Velez was working as a bilingual teacher's aide at Clark Elementary School in 2015 when she had sex with the student. Police said on April 2, they received a report from a woman saying her vehicle had been prowled over night and her credit card was stolen. Read More »

Three homes damaged after early morning house fire in NW Oklahoma City

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Wyatt Henderson was burned when his wind machine on his back caught fire. "He was the best cousin I could ever have", Smith said. Firefighters were notified of the incident at 4:19 p.m. Firefighters weren't sure if anybody lived inside of this home until one neighbor spoke up."There was a man and a woman in there". The fire spread into the attic, so crews had to pull the ceiling out to gain access to the blaze. Read More »

Tornado watch issued Friday for North Texas

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By late morning into the early afternoon, stronger storms may develop closer to the Metroplex as the dry line approaches. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of East Texas under a slight risk, a large portion of the area under an enhanced risk and Cass, Marion, and Harrison counties under a moderate risk for significant severe weather. Read More »

Items found belonged to missing California family

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The body of a young child has been discovered along a Northern Calfornia river by teams searching for a missing family whose SUV crashed into the rain-swollen waterway last week, authorities said Friday. The family was traveling in a Maroon Honda Pilot. "The responsibility is felt", said California Highway Patrol Officer William Wunderlich. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office also assisted with the use of their jet boat with side scan sonar system. Read More »

United Kingdom initiates OPCW meeting over Skripal poisoning case

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In a letter to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the United Kingdom's national security chief, Sir Mark Sedwill, said the Kremlin set up a program in the 2000s under the code name Foliant that tested the means for delivering chemical warfare agents and to "train personnel from special units in the use of these weapons". Read More »

'Fund Our Schools' Rally In Murray On Friday

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The revenue measure included major changes to the state's tax code that were unveiled just hours before the bills' final passage. LEX 18 also caught up with educators in Laurel County, which is among the many school districts not calling off class for protests this morning. Read More »

Janesville reacts to Paul Ryan's departure

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In fact, Wisconsin Democrat challenger Randy Bryce is pulling in more cash than any challenger to Ryan in the last two decades. You realize you hold the office for just a small part of our history. Still, the speakership was an outlet for Ryan's ideological ambitions. Mitt Romney's nomination in 2012 confirmed that, and it was only fitting that Paul Ryan should Romney's running mate. Read More »

Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020

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The Republican governor's announcement came after more than a month of protests at the state Capitol and at schools across Arizona that were fueled in part by successful teacher walkouts in West Virginia and Oklahoma. Adjusted for local cost of living, federal figures show elementary teachers actually rank 49th in earnings and high school teachers 48th. Average salaries previous year were actually $8,000-$9,000 less than 1990 salaries, when adjusted for inflation. Read More »

United Nations chief says Syria tensions could spark 'full-blown military escalation'

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres said at the session that the worsening situation in the Middle East is threatening global peace and security. However, early on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russia-US tensions over Syria appeared to be easing. "All nations and all people will be harmed if we allow Assad to normalise the use of chemical weapons", Haley said. Read More »

Fukushima: Police hunt for man after foiled bank robbery

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The police had earlier arrested seven suspects, and subsequently made more arrests. Martin Paris, who authorities said had previously spent prison time for attempted murder and two bank robberies , was taken into custody by Dewey County deputies and troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Read More »

North Carolina father-daughter couple and infant child all killed, officials say

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Police in New Milford, Connecticut, said Steven Pladl pulled up in a auto next to another vehicle occupied by Katie Pladl and fired multiple rounds from an AR-15 style rifle. "He said he killed his wife, he killed her father", the sobbing woman told a 911 dispatcher. Police said the child died as a result of a homicide, but they have not released the cause of death. Read More »

LA County DA Set To Reject Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case

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The case was presented to lawmakers last week (05Apr18) by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office's Sex Crimes Task Force, according to NBC. Last November, Unruh claimed Spacey "stuck his hand down my son's trousers and grabbed his genitals" at a bar in Nantucket. Rapp said Spacey, then 26, invited him to a party at his apartment and drunkenly tried to seduce him. Read More »

Committee Retires Four 2017 Hurricane Names

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Hurricanes Harvey , Irma, Maria, and Nate were so destructive, no other hurricanes will be given the same names. The 2017 hurricane season featured three category 4 hurricanes making landfall, including Harvey, Irma and Maria . Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people in Texas alone and dumped historic amounts of rain on the city of Houston. The 2017 season fell one name short of tying the most names retired in a season, which was set in 2005 (Wilma, Rita, Stan, Dennis, and Katrina). Read More »

Gaza ministry says gunfire at protest wounds 122

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Two developments in Israel present a teachable moment in terms of the racial politics of the Israeli state. At a protest camp there, a large Israeli flag was placed on the ground for demonstrators to walk on. Palestinians are streaming to tent camps along Gaza's border with Israel for the third of what are to be weekly mass protests until mid-May. The dead from last Friday included a journalist, Yasser Murtaja, who witnesses said was wearing a press vest at the time he was shot. Read More »