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Syrian Air Defenses Target Missiles Over Homs, Damascus

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Meanwhile, the Al Mayadeen news outlet is claiming that all the projectiles were intercepted and inflicted no physical damage or casualties at the targeted Syrian base. Iranian news agencies also reported missiles being fired toward Shayrat. " We don't comment on such reports ", Reuters quoted a spokesman for the Israeli military as saying. Read More »

EPA chief's $43000 secure phone found to break spending laws

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Armstrong, the GAO's general counsel, wrote . Because EPA used its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, EPA violated the Antideficiency Act. If it's security that concerns Pruitt, the EPA chief would be just as safe flying in the back of an airplane because most people wouldn't recognize him, the Republican congressman said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday ". Read More »

Weather Forecast: Wet and cool to start the week

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Tuesday will dry out, with clouds and a slight chance of showers Wednesday night. Wednesday night will be wet. High sea-levels are expected on the Mediterranean, Larache, Tan-Tan, and other regions. A wind advisory will be in effect for areas along and east of I-65 through 10 p.m. Winds will be west northwest tonight at 10-25 miles per hour, with higher gusts. Read More »

Labour says Windrush generation treatment "unacceptable"

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There is a particularly cruel twist of fate in the heart-breaking cases of people like Albert Thompson, who is facing a £54,000 healthcare bill. The article comes after the prime minister reportedly agreed to a request for talks with Caribbean officials over the issue at the Commonwealth summit - having first rejected it. Read More »

Video shows police officer being body slammed in Surfers Paradise

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Brian Lunt located the vehicle in question while cruising on patrol, McFadden said. The 57-year-old man was charged with high range PCA, drive whilst suspended and breach of bail. Officers followed the vehicle until the car's smart system was able to shut down the engine. The woman told police she fired the shot and that she wanted to die. Read More »

US tells watchdog Russia 'may have tampered' with Douma attack site

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Haley appeared on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' " Face the Nation ". U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Ward levied the accusation against Russian Federation during a closed-door meeting at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. They called for a renewed push for peace and threatened further sanctions on the Syrian regime. Russia's Ministry of Defence said Saturday that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas near to Russia's air and naval bases. Read More »

Diplomacy takes centre stage 36 hours after Syria air strikes

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Assad's government has denied ever using toxic chemicals in the course of its seven-year civil war, although previous OPCW missions have detected toxic substances. Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside the hotel where the meeting took place. Syrian media, Russian and Syrian officials have sought to downplay the impact of the joint airstrikes, saying the Syrian air defenses have intercepted most of the missiles. Read More »

WaPo: Trump hasn't signed off on Russian Federation sanctions Haley announced

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And it shouldn't just be us doing it. "The United States won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away", she said, adding the U.S. involvement there "is not done". Although officials said the singular target was Assad's chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared. Read More »

Teachers to rally for funding at State Capitol

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The teachers' classes demonstrated outstanding academic growth last spring as measured by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). ". we intend to make a calendar revision for the upcoming school year and each year thereafter where school will not be in session on election day in November", wrote Yukon Superintendent Jason Simeroth, in a letter posted Thursday . Read More »

Barbara Bush in great spirits and feisty, source says

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She and George met when she was 16 years old at a school dance. "Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care", McGrath's statement said . Most recently, she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Good Friday suffering from shortness of breath. She was doing better and had been released earlier this past week, but started to get worse in the past couple of days. Read More »

Secrets behind resignation of 3 IEBC commissioners

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In a joint press briefing at a Nairobi hotel on Monday morning, IEBC Vice Chair Consolata Nkatha Maina, Commissioners Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat said that external interference has encroached the commission's independence under Chebukati's leadership. Read More »

James Comey describes Donald Trump as a 'stain' in long-awaited TV interview

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Detailed accounts of his impressions on Trump and his presidency are articulated in his book, 'A Higher Loyalty , ' which is set to release on Tuesday. Comey also defended his decision to publicly disclose the FBI's re-opening of its investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's handling of email when she was secretary of state . Read More »

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

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The allies fired missiles early on Saturday at three chemical weapons facilities in Syria to punish the regime for the alleged attack on the town of Douma. Macron reaffirmed that there was proof of chemical attacks, adding: "We had reached a point where these strikes were necessary to give back the [international] community some credibility". Read More »

More West Sussex children get top primary school choices

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He said: "At a time when many areas across the United Kingdom are facing real issues in finding enough primary school places, I am delighted that this year over 94% of children in Suffolk received a place at their preferred school ". The decision, made by administrators after meeting with school principals, followed an announcement by the Oklahoma Education Association to end the walkout that began April 2. Read More »

British Prime Minister May on military strike against Syria

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United Kingdom prime ministers do not legally need to consult Parliament before launching military action, although they have done so since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Asked if there were circumstances in which he would back military action, he replied: "Let's cross that bridge when we get there". Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it is "vital that parliament has the chance to debate and decide in advance" of any military action, which he warned "risks a risky escalation of the ... Read More »

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hit with 8th murder charge

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Idsinga said more remains might be found in the planters at the home McArthur used as storage and that 75 properties linked to the landscaper are under investigation. Bruce McArthur has officially been charged with 8 murders now. "We've had lots of worldwide calls since our pleas began from people who just haven't seen family members in years". Read More »

Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria

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North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis and Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador-at-large for religious freedoms were observing the trial, Turkey's private Dogan news agency reported. The indictment - based on the testimonies of witnesses, including three secret ones, and alleged digital evidence - claims the pastor worked to convert Kurds to Christianity to sow discord. Read More »

US bans American companies from selling components to Chinese phone maker ZTE

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Some might also be a bit surprised about Levy's actions, though when you consider the United Kingdom is trying to brown-nose its way into favour with the U.S. As part of the original settlement with the US, ZTE agreed to a seven year suspended denial of privileges sentence. Second, management noted "immaterial exposure" to ZTE from both the core Viavi test and measurement unit and the Cobham side (we estimate 2% of revenue or less for both). Read More »

After Outcry, Weibo Does U-Turn on Gay Content Ban

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The "clean-up" was announced on April 13, and included the censorship of "bloody violence", cartoon, images, as well as homosexual and pornographic material , according to independent site What's on Weibo. One of China's leading LGBT rights advocates told CNN: 'They targeted the entire LGBT community in that notice. Under the new laws, companies like Weibo could be punished or investigated by the government for promoting content deemed "unsafe or offensive", according to the New York ... Read More »

Armenians protest ex-leader's move to stay in power

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Armenia's opposition views the move as Sargsyan's attempt to stay in power indefinitely and has vowed to keep protesting around the clock. Some protesters chanted "Armenia without Serzh" and "Serzh is a liar". "Sargsyan aims to transform the country into an authoritarian state, where there will be a lack of freedoms, oligarchs, corruption, and human rights violations". Read More »

Russian Federation blocks Telegram, forcing Kremlin to switch communications service

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According to the court, Telegram will remain blocked in the country until it provides encryption keys to Russian authorities. Durov said earlier last week the the latest version would have "built-in" features that would avoid the ban. Though it blocked about 78 channels operated by the terrorist group, their privacy policies were not satisfactory for the global security community. Read More »

British Jets Take off from Cyprus Base Before Hitting Targets in Syria

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Theresa May approved deployment of British forces in the missile strike against Syria after government lawyers told her it was lawful on humanitarian grounds. British lawmakers voted down taking military action against Damascus in 2013, in what was widely viewed as an assertion of parliamentary sovereignty on the use of force. Read More »

Russia rebukes US missile strike on Syria

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France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said the result of the vote sends "a clear message" that Security Council members recognized the need for the airstrikes, and "their proportional and targeted nature". Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the airstrikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis. Read More »

Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison

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After a four day standoff with inmates holding 42 hostages, NY state police moved in to retake the prison on orders of governor Nelson Rockefeller. At least seven inmates were killed and 17 injured when a prison melee broke out at a SC prison, officials said. Read More »

Comey takes a swipe at Trump in plug for new book

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The comments were made in Comey's first interview since writing his book, " A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership ", which is scheduled for release Tuesday. "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary (Clinton) was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe". Read More »

JIT formed to probe firing incidents at SC judge's house

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An FIR [First Information Report] about the incident was also filed in Model Town police station against unknown persons under the Anti-Terrorism Act and u/s 324, 506-B, 427 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Rangers and police cordoned off the area and were conducting a search operation. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also visited the residence of the Ijazul Ahsan and summoned Inspector General of Punjab to probe the matter. Read More »

Multiple Flash Flood Warnings issued

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A flash flood watch continues for Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Upper Bucks and other Pennsylvania counties until 6 p.m. this evening. Meteorologists say those temperatures will slowly fall off this afternoon, and drop all the way into the low to mid 30s tonight for the Lehigh Valley and points north. Read More »

United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack

Britain's defence ministry said in a statement that four British Tornado jets had fired Storm Shadow missiles at the Syrian base 15 miles (24 kilometres) west of Homs at 0100 GMT. The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of strikes against the Syrian regime on Saturday a week after the suspected deadly gas attack on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma, in which 40 people were said to have been killed. Read More »

Yankees (6-7) at Tigers (4-8)

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Montgomery recorded 144 strikeouts across 155 innings previous year (with 51 walks) and finished the season 9-7 overall with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has allowed just two runs in 13 innings pitched this season. The Tigers' offensive struggles continued in Cleveland over the past four days. The Detroit hitters are putting up 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 1.2 per game over their last five. Read More »

Mother Arrested After 2-Year-Old Tests Positive For Meth

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She also was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor in connection with a separate case. On January 12, 2018, detectives at the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office started a child abuse investigation after it was alleged that Kaitlyn Ecker , 20, had involved a two-year old child in methamphetamine and marijuana use inside her home. Read More »

Russian Federation calls Syrian 'chemical attack' staged

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The Russian military on Friday said it had proof that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta was staged on orders from London. "Russia in the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism", Putin said. Read More »

Shark Attack Near Gracetown

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A man in his 30s, who was surfing at Cobblestones Beach near Gracetown, was bitten on the leg but managed to body surf to shore where bystanders used a rope from his surfboard to apply a torniquet. BC-AS-Australia-Shark Attack, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 265 Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuriesAP Photo TKSK801Eds: Adds photo. Another witness, Brett Newland, told the station it was a "large shark" and that "from the way it was behaving, it would have been a white pointer" - ... Read More »

PM Modi presents a pair of slippers to a tribal woman

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The latter will be on a smaller scale compared to the massive event at Wembley stadium, which was attended by around 60,000 during his last bilateral visit to the United Kingdom, but will involve a speech followed by a question-and-answer session, with questions taken both from the audience and via live link ups from across the world. Read More »

Trump Suggests He Is Making The Phrase 'Mission Accomplished' Great Again

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Speaking on French television BFM and online site Mediapart, Macron stressed that the French diplomacy is able to talk with Iran, Russia and Turkey on one side and to the United States on the other side. U.S., British and French attack aircraft, including two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers, launched stealthy, long-range missiles from outside Syrian airspace, officials said. Read More »

Man arrested in connection with death of woman in Kilmarnock

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She will likely make her initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Friday. Her father works in a private company while the mother is a housewife. Her husband of 15 years, Giedrius (pictured with his wife), said she was a "wonderful mother to their two children, who are nine and 12, and that they were a very happy family". Read More »

Pravin Togadia targets PM Modi after quitting VHP

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Gandhinagar: Dr Pravin Togadia , former global working president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go on indefinite fast from April 17 at RTO Ahmedabad. A day after quitting the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in wake of his nominee losing an organisational poll, firebrand leader Pravin Togadia today launched a vicious attack against the Modi government at the Centre. Read More »

King Salman pushes for united stance against Iran at Arab summit

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud attends the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran, shown in a handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace on April. Saudi Arabia on Saturday declared its full support for US-led air raids on Syria, which the Pentagon said had "successfully hit every target". King Salman said the Palestinian issue will continue being the most important issue to the Arab World, until all Palestinians have attained their legal rights, including the establishment ... Read More »

At least two killed in Afghanistan-Pakistan cross-border gunfight

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Local administration told media that the attack was carried out from the Khost province of Afghanistan at the personnel deployed at a post in Laka Tika area of Kurram Agency. Earlier in April, Afghanistan accused Pakistan of conducting the air strikes and firing hundreds of shells in Afghan's eastern border province of Kunar. Read More »

BJP's Kuldeep Singh Sengar sent to 7-day CBI custody

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Amidst the ongoing furor over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua , two BJP ministers offered a resignation to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The PDP thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Ram Madhav for helping resolve the issue. Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh said it was "totally wrong to say that the police and the BJP are fixing encounters ". Read More »

Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

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Zuckerberg has said Facebook will honor the European regulations and intimated he will apply them worldwide. So each time one of them told Zuckerberg during the hearings that he or she looked forward to "following up" with him, that could've been the signal. Read More »

Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes

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Late yesterday, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said the fire had burnt about 2,430 hectares around Holsworthy and Menai , and some properties had been damaged. "It was pretty scary", he told AAP when finally opening a beer, thankful his house came with sprinklers on the roof. New South Wales fire crews spent a second long night taking advantage of cooler conditions to back burn and protect homes in the Holsworthy area. Read More »

One taken to hospital following house fire

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Officials received the call at around 1 p.m., and responding firefighters saw smoke coming from the house as they arrived on the scene. No occupants were found upon the initial search. The man's wife was found to have been visiting with her adult daughter. Two people are displaced and being assisted by the Red Cross. "The exact cause of the fire and manner of death is now undetermined and is under active investigation", Rutledge said. Read More »