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WH aide says about McCain, 'he's dying anyway'

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But the pledge takes on extra significance with Haspel, whose hearing centered around the role she played in the CIA's interrogation program - something Trump said on the campaign trail he wouldn't mind bringing back into practice. Cheney told Fox Business , 'If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs. Trump continues to feud with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department. Read More »

N's CEC decides to sue Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal

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Soon after the SBP's clarification, NAB issued a brief statement and questioned: "If the World Bank report is not correct, why they have not changed the figure of 4.9 billion dollars from Pakistan in its report?" NAB Chairman Iqbal, without explicitly mentioning the case, had later defended his department's conduct and said that it would keep operating as usual even if some find its decisions upsetting. Read More »

Budgam attack: Police version

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All arms and ammunition at the guard post are safe, the police said . A policeman who was critically injured in the attack succumbed at a hospital, he said. The policeman was attacked at Soibugh in Budgam district, about 26 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Army opened fire resulting in the injuries of a youth who has been identified as Adil Farooq Mir, a resident of Galwnpora Safdan. Read More »

Emirates Group announces 67% increase in profit

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The airline, however, benefitted from the decline of the USA dollar against currencies in most of Emirates' key markets for the first time in a number of years, witnessing a Dh661 million ($180 million) positive impact to the airline's bottom line. Read More »

Lawyer: Trump knew about Schneiderman allegations years ago

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Gleason says he recently took the information about Schneiderman and delivered it to a retired journalist named Stephen Dunleavy. In his Friday letter, lawyer Peter Gleason said that in 2013 he told a former New York Post columnist, Steve Dunleavy, about two women who had approached him claiming sexual misconduct by Schneiderman, then the attorney general. Read More »

78-Foot Wave Is the Largest Ever Recorded in Southern Hemisphere

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As a ferocious storm raged near Campbell Island, about 430 miles south of New Zealand, a buoy recorded the wave-but, according to a MetOcean Solutions statement , may have missed even larger ones over the course of the squall. "This is a very important storm to capture, and it will add greatly to our understanding of the wave physics under extreme conditions in the Southern Ocean". Read More »

Oldest living veteran turns 112

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He served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945 as part of the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion. "I want a million dollars if you're going to give it to me", he said Thursday from the front porch of his East Austin home. Veteran Richard Overton oldest World War II veteran. Austin's KXAN reports that he lives in the home he built himself 72 years ago - on a street that has been named after him. Read More »

Balancing act: How California Republicans hope to survive in the 'resistance state'

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The president, who helped raise $132 million for the Republican National Committee in 2016, won 10 states where Democratic senators are on the ballot this year. However, the Democratic Party should be wary of this reckless brazenness, both because winning the House and Senate are far from guaranteed and because it is very possible that, like the Republicans before them, the Democrats may be able to take back Congress without winning the presidency in 2020. Read More »

Chief of Staff Kelly: Trump 'Embarrassed' by Russia Probe

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Kelly, who'd been secretary of Homeland Security , grew to become White House chief of staff at July after the passing of Reince Priebus. After Trump's announcement on drug price policy in the Rose Garden, Kelly told CNN that he was not doing an interview, but said "embarrassed" is not the word he word he wanted to use to describe the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Congress Desperate To Win Karnataka Polls, Says Shah

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The interaction with the leaders of various party wings has helped him reach the last mile worker of the organisation, sending them the message that they can directly interact with the prime minister, he said. When Modi makes such comments, it shows the quality of the man. Though the BJP launched its campaign , calling it "mission 150 (seats)", Shah told a press conference yesterday the party will win over 130 constituencies. Read More »

Congress trying to win Karnataka by hook or crook: Amit Shah

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He is angry with everybody, not only me. But that is his problem. Both the Congress and the BJP levelled charges against each other over the seizures. The BJP chief also exuded confidence over saffron party's win in the assembly elections and said that the party will form the government in the state with full majority. Read More »

Berkeley Capital Partners LLC Buys 46132 Shares of General Electric (GE)

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About 18.33M shares traded. On Tuesday, April 10 JP Morgan maintained Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR ) rating. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500. Vetr upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $26.28 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. The stock has "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 13. Read More »

Package bomb detonates outside Episcopal church in Texas

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Stephen's Episcopal Church sometime between the end of worship Wednesday evening and the beginning of school Thursday morning. The blast did not injure anyone, but Episcopal Bishop of Texas C. The school began notifying parents around 10:38 a.m. the school was on lockdown and later updated them with the news an "explosive device was found at St Stephen's before school hours". Read More »

Billboard goads pro-impeachment liberals to get their guns

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WUSA9 researchers went straight to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office to get to the truth on this one. It's been up a couple of weeks now and it's been all over social media. "I'm going to have a billboard ... for campaign purposes", he said, adding that his will be visible from both directions of Route 4. "I hate that billboard", one woman who didn't want to be seen on camera told WJLA . Read More »

Kerala Trans Couple Get Married in a Traditional Ceremony

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After becoming the first state in the country to announce a transgender policy, Kerala is now a beacon on the Queer map of the country. Ishaan K Shan and Surya, both are residents of Thiruvananthapuram, thus "officially" became the first trangender couple in the state. Read More »

British nationals taken hostage in eastern Congo park - park service

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The incident took place just north of the city of Goma in the Virunga National Park . Local media say a female wildlife ranger - who was with the pair - was killed. Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has seen rising violence in recent months as armed groups stage raids to steal resources, particularly charcoal. Read More »

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

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HSE chief Tony O'Brien has said he was told in 2016 that the results of audit findings in relation to who developed cervical cancer were to be communicated to the patients concerned. The controversy was triggered by the case of Vicky Phelan, the terminally ill mother whose legal battle cast light on the issue. It emerged in the days after the settlement that after the audit revealed that there may be a problem with test results relating to 208 women - however only 36 were informed. Read More »

Armenia Pashinyan became the new Prime Minister of the country

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The Prime Minister then visited the cemetery where freedom fighters killed in the Artsakh War are interred, laid flowers at their tombs and paid tribute to martyred freedom fighters. In what The Associated Press calls "a provocative move toward Azerbaijan", Pashinyan praised the leadership of the unrecognized territory, which Armenian-backed forces seized from Azerbaijan in the early 1990s, and said they should be included in talks to end the conflict. Read More »

Russia, Germany Speak About Preserving Iranian Nuclear Deal

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This is our common objective", Lavrov said at a joint news conference with Maas. "It is in Iran's interest, too, to keep the agreement alive", Maas said after meeting Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. A day after Trump's controversial decision, which triggered worldwide condemnations, Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced his "deep concern" over his American counterpart's withdrawal from the accord. Read More »

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

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This is well above average for this time of the year. After our first true shot at severe weather this season on Thursday , we are looking to round two as we push into Mother's Day weekend. Tuesday night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. On Saturday , warm and humid air is expected to dominate southeastern Pa., including the Philly metro area and surrounding suburbs. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj meets Myanmar President U Win Myint

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India has conveyed to Myanmar the need for speed, safe, and sustainable repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh as Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today wrapped up a two-day visit to that country. The Council called on Myanmar's government to conclude an agreement "in the coming days" with the United Nations refugee agency on repatriating refugees from Bangladesh and creating conditions for their "safe, voluntary and dignified return" to their homes in Rakhine. Read More »

European Union top diplomats to meet Iranian counterpart to salvage nuclear deal

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The meeting follows this week's US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, to which Germany, France and Britain are also signatories, alongside Russian Federation and China. "The EU will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal", Mogherini said from Brussels. The Japanese FM on Wednesday had said his country is unhappy with the USA withdrawal from Iran deal and will make efforts to preserve it. Read More »

Puigdemont proposes new candidate for Catalan leader

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If CUP abstains in the second vote, a simple majority will be enough to see Torra elected as the 131st leader of the region and bring an end to the central Spanish government control which has been in place in Catalonia since October 27, 2017. Read More »

SC collegium to reiterate Justice KM Joseph's name for elevation

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This is the collegium's second meeting after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad sent back Justice Joseph's name and asked the judges to reconsider their choice. However, in its previous decision, the SC collegium had deffered the decision on the elevation of Justice KM Joseph as an apex court judge. Reacting to the Centre's response, CJI Misra had said the government is "within its rights" to send back a name for reconsideration. Read More »

President Trump to outline plan aimed at lowering prescription drug prices

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Ahead of President Trump's speech today on lowering prescription drug prices, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called on the President to support legislation he has introduced that would result in lower costs for Ohio families. Trump campaigned on the idea, which is vigorously opposed by the pharmaceutical industry. Critics say the Trump administration has been swayed by the powerful pharmaceutical lobby, which increased its reported spending in Washington by 30 percent a year ago. Read More »

Police Responding To Reported Shootings At Two Palmdale, California Schools

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Paramedics have been notified of at least one individual with a gunshot wound, NBC News reported. She says there's no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report. According to local police scanners, the suspect is a hispanic male dressed in a hoodie and jeans, and armed with a rifle or other long gun. In a post on its Facebook page, Highland High School encouraged people to avoid campus and said law enforcement was working to assess the situation. Read More »

British 'Leave EU' campaign fined nearly €80000 over Brexit spending

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The report added: "This included an absence of transparency and incorrect reporting round who supplied the loans, the dates the loans had been entered into, the reimbursement date and the rate of interest". Tory MP Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport Choose Committee, mentioned Mr Banks and Andy Wigmore, Depart.EU's communications director, would face questions from the committee on its spending subsequent month. Read More »

'Sexuality expert' mocked over claim parents need consent for diaper changing

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Carson's comments were also mocked by Rowan Dean, editor of "The Spectator Australia" magazine on Australian news channel Sky News, where he branded it " lefty lunacy ". In response to the criticism Deanne posted some sexual assault statistics in children and said that the "trolls" were "negating the voices" of courageous sexual abuse survivors. Read More »

Body found in search for indie band singer

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The force said formal identification has not yet taken place but Hutchison's family has been informed. Scott Hutchison was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. The band tweeted Wednesday morning: "We are anxious about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now". The band posted a message on Twitter Wednesday morning asking for help, followed by an Instagram post later in the day. Read More »

US Sen. Brown Remains Confident After Low Democrat Turnout At Primaries

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In Senate contests, the Republican Party chose nominees to challenge three incumbent Democrats: state attorney general Patrick Morrissey will oppose Senator Joe Manchin in West Virginia; Representative Jim Renacci will oppose Senator Sherrod Brown in OH; and millionaire businessman and former longtime Democrat Mike Braun will oppose Senator Joe Donnelly in Indiana. Read More »

Trump to discuss trade with China's Xi as talks continue

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China wants the U.S.to stop an investigation into the country's acquisition of sensitive American technologies. Tariff threats have roiled USA and other stock markets in recent weeks amid fears a trade war between the world's two largest economies will impact global markets. Read More »

Trump warns Iran against resuming nuclear programme

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The United States can't kill a deal all by itself that four other nations plus the European Union are all involved in. Since the sanctions were lifted in 2016, major European companies, partly wary of the remaining US sanctions on Iran, have been reluctant to do business with Tehran, which needs to attract over $100 billion in foreign investment to boost its crude output. Read More »

Solai killer dam was illegal even as death toll reaches 44

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The Patel dam, which is used for irrigation and fish farming burst its earthen banks on Wednesday evening in Solai , near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru and the search for survivors continued till Thursday evening. But the general manager of the farm, Vinoj Kumar has rather blamed the disaster on heavy rainfall in a forest above the dam. Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. Read More »

Himanshu Roy, former Mumbai top cop, kills self

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Himanshu Roy led investigations into several big cases including the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case. As per reports, Roy shot himself today at his residence. A 1988-batch IPS officer, Roy was on waiting for a posting for the last few months. Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself using his service revolver at his residence in Mumbai on Friday. Read More »

Philippine Supreme Court justices oust chief justice

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It was also the first time in the history of the Philippines' High Tribunal that a chief justice was removed through a quo warranto plea. The justices who testified against Sereno during the House impeachment hearings, Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, and Samuel Martires, also voted in favor of the ouster plea. Read More »

APC Shifts Ekiti Governorship Primary Election To Saturday

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The Chief Jide Awe-led State Executive Committee (SWC) of the Ekiti State chapter of the All progressives Congress ( APC ), on Wednesday, regained custody of the State secretariat from the caretaker committee, said vowing to set up a disciplinary committee to sanction the "dissidents". Read More »

Tripura CM's latest gaffe: Tagore returned Nobel in protest

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has been consistent about being a headline grabber. Tagore had received the Nobel Prize in 1913 for literature but, had refused a knighthood in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. The Tripura CM's latest statement evoked a strong reaction from literary circles, historians and the general public. He said she was "not an Indian beauty", and praised Aishwarya Rai as the "true representative of Indian women". Read More »

Unnao case: Kuldeep Singh Sengar shifted to Sitapur jail

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She also said that Kuldeep's female accomplice, Shashi Singh, stood guard outside his room. The central agency has recorded the survivor's statement before a magistrate under CrPC Section 164, in which she has "stood by" her allegations. The caller asked Sangeeta to report to the CBI's Lucknow office on May 7 to hand over the money. "We demand protection for our family so that we can give our statement before the court fearlessly". Read More »

PM Modi sees a 'threat' in me, says Rahul Gandhi

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during "Meet the Press" programme at the Press Club in Bengaluru , on Sunday. Siddaramaiah, it seems, will not only manage to cut Yeddyurappa's chances short, but he could also succeed in projecting himself as the tallest leader in Karnataka state. Read More »

Fortis approves offer from Munjals, Burmans

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The Munjal-Burmans further agreed to invest another Rs 1,000 crore via preferential issue of warrants priced at Rs 176 per share. Fortis Healthcare Ltd .'s board passed over bids backed by U.S. Their offer values Fortis at over Rs 9,000 crore, or roughly translates into Rs 172 per share. The earlier revised offer of April 10 valued Fortis hospital business at Rs 6,061 crore. Read More »

Businesses in Europe worst hit by US Iran sanctions

And now, with the reintroduction of economic sanctions on Iran, it looks like they aren't going to be happening. Trump's decision came despite massive efforts by Washington's European allies to convince the United States president to stay in the JCPOA. Read More »

Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices

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The Information reports that Uber has found that the accident was caused by software that had been tuned to ignore objects in the road to weed out false positives such as plastic bags and other road debris. She was the first person to be killed by a driverless vehicle. Since the accident, Uber has halted all autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. Read More »

Washington: Remains of missing girl found after 9 years

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Authorities are now focused on finding the individual responsible, he said. Scott said the Baum family is "understandably devastated". Most recently, authorities in Grays Harbor County investigated a possible link between Baum's disappearance and three elderly Seattle brothers who were each charged previous year with two counts of second-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct. Read More »

4.5-magnitude quake strikes near Cabazon, USGS says

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A fourth tremor rattled a point 6.2 miles north of Cabazon around 10:11 a.m. USGS measured it at a magnitude 2.6 and at a depth of 7.3 miles. Its epicenter was located 8 miles north of Cabazon and 20 miles northwest of Palm Springs. People from the desert to the Pacific coast reported feeling the quake, with some saying they were woken up it. Veteran seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted that the quake occurred near a complex part of the San Andreas fault that can not be clearly seen on the ... Read More »

Homeland Security Chief Nearly Resigned This Week

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According to multiple former and current officials with knowledge of the event, the president chided Nielsen over her perceived failure to adequately secure the country's borders. Nielsen 'is hard at work today on the President's security-focused agenda and supporting the men and women of @DHSgov, ' he added. 'The president is committed to fixing our broken immigration system and our porous borders. Read More »