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British interior minister faces calls to resign over 'Windrush' scandal British interior minister faces calls to resign over 'Windrush' scandal
- April 27, 2018

Ms Rudd said the home office had been "using local targets for internal performance management" but said she would review them. James O'Brien had harsh words for Theresa May . But Rudd today insisted that she was the best person to put the situation right: "I do take seriously my responsibility but I do think I am the person who can put it right". (more...)
Starbucks CEO Hopes to Meet With Black Men Arrested in Philadelphia Shop Starbucks CEO Hopes to Meet With Black Men Arrested in Philadelphia Shop
- April 27, 2018

The man filming saw a white man leave the restroom and asked if he had made a purchase. Over the weekend, demonstrators pushed for the Philadelphia Starbucks' employee to be fired for calling the police. "It is important for me to say that, in short, these officers did absolutely nothing wrong ". She said it can be situational and it is up to the employees to make the best call. (more...)
North Korea must get rid of its nukes North Korea must get rid of its nukes
- April 26, 2018

The US Treasury and South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance are finalising the currency terms, they said. Two former South Korean first ladies - Lee Hee-ho and Kwon Yang-sook - traveled with their husbands - Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun - to visit Pyongyang for the two previous inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007, though they had no chance to meet the spouse of then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. (more...)
China's Huawei under USA probe for Iran sanctions violations China's Huawei under USA probe for Iran sanctions violations
- April 26, 2018

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, which enforces sanctions, and the Department of Commerce are also looking into Huawei's transactions. In a 2016 letter to the Commerce Department, 10 US lawmakers said F7 was believed to be Huawei , citing media reports. Schloss, the Huawei spokesman, said those allegations aren't true. (more...)
Thousands Marching In LA To Mark 103rd Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide Thousands Marching In LA To Mark 103rd Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide
- April 25, 2018

A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties. Last week, one hundred and two U.S. Representatives - including the Chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees - called on President Donald Trump to reject Turkey's gag-rule by honestly and accurately commemorating the Armenian Genocide this April 24th. (more...)
Trump's VA nominee allegedly banged on female employee's hotel door while drunk Trump's VA nominee allegedly banged on female employee's hotel door while drunk
- April 25, 2018

Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, detailed the allegations Tuesday in an interview with NPR's All Things Considered . But other officials fear Jackson's nomination is doomed. "These very serious questions about Admiral Jackson need answers, and the answers should have been ready well before the questions were raised publicly". (more...)
Syracuse fraternity expelled over racist video as second clip emerges Syracuse fraternity expelled over racist video as second clip emerges
- April 24, 2018

The videos - which were made public by The Daily Orange , an independent student newspaper - shows one person encourage another to get down on his knees and recite an oath that includes highly offensive racial slurs against black, Hispanic and Jewish people. (more...)
Mitt Romney Fails To Secure Utah Senate GOP Nomination, Will Face Primary Mitt Romney Fails To Secure Utah Senate GOP Nomination, Will Face Primary
- April 24, 2018

Romney also failed to win a majority at the Utah GOP convention, coming in with 49 percent of delegates' support to Rep. Mike Kennedy's 51 percent for the nomination to fill retiring Sen. "Washington, D.C., is the Goliath". "I'm not Goliath. Washington, D.C., is Goliath". Mr. Kennedy, a doctor and lawyer who has been a state lawmaker since 2013, received applause from the crowd as he criticized the national debt, Common Core education standards and President Barack Obama's health care ... (more...)
NBA Playoffs Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Recap NBA Playoffs Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Recap
- April 23, 2018

Morris bent over in front of the Bucks bench with his hands clamped to the sides of his head. When Malcolm Brogdon missed a layup following a drive to the rim with the score knotted up at 102, Giannis came through with an incredible tip-in. (more...)
Chinese tour bus plunges from North Korea bridge; dozens feared dead Chinese tour bus plunges from North Korea bridge; dozens feared dead
- April 23, 2018

The tweet was later deleted. Chinese state media footage showed the blue tour bus completely flipped over, with part of its body broken. North Hwanghae Province, the North Korean border region just north of Seoul, includes Kaesong, the capital of Korea's Koryo Dynasty (918-1392). (more...)
Survivors of Syria gas attack saved evidence for inspectors Survivors of Syria gas attack saved evidence for inspectors
- April 23, 2018

Syria had already fulfilled its undertakings to destroy stockpiles of such weaponry, with the OPCW reporting the destruction as complete. Although technically speaking chlorine (the gas alleged to have been used in Douma ) is a substance which could fade away relatively easily, Sarin, the nerve agent which is also alleged to have been deployed, is quite persistent in the environment and its traces could be collected through environmental sampling. (more...)
One injured, one in custody in Marion County, Florida high school shooting One injured, one in custody in Marion County, Florida high school shooting
- April 22, 2018

The Ocala Police Department, the sheriff's office, the Florida Highway Patrol and the FBI were investigating the shooting. Local, state and federal officers have responded to assist at all schools in Marion County for an increased law enforcement presence at schools in the county. (more...)
DNC Sues Trump Campaign, Wikileaks Over Russia Collusion Conspiracy DNC Sues Trump Campaign, Wikileaks Over Russia Collusion Conspiracy
- April 22, 2018

A lawsuit filed by Democrats alleging a conspiracy between the Trump campaign, Russian Federation and WikiLeaks could be derailed by a glaring omission in its legal text, a prominent legal expert told Al Jazeera. Fred Jennings, a lawyer who specialises in cybercrime, told Al Jazeera that "it sure looks like the DNC complaint failed" to include a necessary definition of a "computer". (more...)
Palestinians stream to Gaza border camps for mass protests Palestinians stream to Gaza border camps for mass protests
- April 22, 2018

The IDF expects protesters to throw Molotov cocktails and burn Israeli flags. The protest began on March 30, and is expected to culminate on May 15. The idea of mass protests was initially floated by social media activists, but was later co-opted by Hamas, which avowedly seeks Israel's destruction, with the backing of smaller terror groups. (more...)
Israeli forces kill two at Gaza frontier during fourth week of protests Israeli forces kill two at Gaza frontier during fourth week of protests
- April 21, 2018

His death brings the number of Gazans killed by Israeli forces in demonstrations and clashes since March 30 to 35, according to Gaza's health ministry. The marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. Around 3,000 Palestinians demonstrated in the fourth consecutive week by burning tires, throwing molotov cocktails and flying kites with burning rags dangling from their tails in a new tactic aimed at setting Israeli fields on ... (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hopes to stay clear in race for golden boot Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hopes to stay clear in race for golden boot
- April 20, 2018

Mohamed Salah is just one goal short of equalling Cristiano Ronaldo's Premier League record for the most goals in a 38-game campaign, but things did not always go his way. "I will be very happy if I break it". "It's always good when you see your name with legends of a club like Liverpool , it's a different feeling and I'm very happy about that". (more...)
Cuba's New President Diaz-Canel Vows To 'Continue' Revolution Cuba's New President Diaz-Canel Vows To 'Continue' Revolution
- April 20, 2018

Diaz-Canel was approved by 604 votes in the 605-member assembly. Castro, who was president from 2008 when he took over from his ailing older brother Fidel, will retain considerable clout as he will remain head of the Communist Party until a congress in 2021. (more...)
Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him
- April 20, 2018

McCabe has a robust legal defense fund, if criminal charges are introduced related to him. Representatives with the Justice Division, inspector normal's workplace and US lawyer's workplace all declined to remark. Comey wrote that as he weighed whether to charge Martha Stewart with such an offense in the early 2000s, he asked his deputy how many people in the USA had been indicted on charges of lying to federal investigators in the previous year. (more...)
Was Virat Kohli batting for the not-out? Was Virat Kohli batting for the not-out?
- April 20, 2018

He registered bowling figures of 2-0-7-2 in his first spell. Kohli may have also erred by not bringing on either his left-arm pacer Corey Anderson or his leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal early to rattle his opposite number. Yesterday, due to the tight schedule of shooting, Anushka couldn't manage to come to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to support Virat Kohli and RCB. (more...)
Wildfires continue to burn in Kansas, Oklahoma Wildfires continue to burn in Kansas, Oklahoma
- April 19, 2018

The plume is heaviest in the San Luis Valley in the southern part of the state, bottom, trailing off more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) to the northeast to the Nebraska border. Gusty winds and low humidity in drought-stricken areas will create unsafe fire conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. (more...)
Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action' Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action'
- April 17, 2018

DPS teachers will be pushing for lawmakers to support more funding for education. The CEA said it was expecting about 400 teachers at Monday's Capitol rally. She said teams of educators from around the state will continue to go to the capitol to lobby lawmakers for more education funds. Kelly Marsaln-McBride, an eighth-grade science and leadership teacher with Berryhill Public Schools, said the education union doesn't speak for her. (more...)
Theresa May 'seeks full role' in Syria strikes Theresa May 'seeks full role' in Syria strikes
- April 16, 2018

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump held a meeting Thursday afternoon with his team to discuss the situation. Mattis said that although the United States has no hard proof, he believes the Syrian government is responsible for Saturday's attack. (more...)
Millions Of Eggs Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination
- April 16, 2018

The eggs are from the plant P-1065, which is associated with Rose Acre Farms . In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms. Salmonella is a bacterium that adversely affects young children and the elderly, triggering fevers, vomiting and abdominal pain. According to the Food and Drug Administration , twenty two illnesses have been reported to date. (more...)
James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him
- April 16, 2018

In one excerpt, Mr Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he made a decision to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use. Some of this has become remarkably vituperative, assuming the tone of Trump's own attacks on Twitter. Comey might be better seen in the light of Washington Under Trump, where other top officials expected to fade into the background have instead become powerfully vocal ... (more...)
Inslee, Ferguson cautiously optimistic after Trump's 'promise' to protect states' marijuana rights Inslee, Ferguson cautiously optimistic after Trump's 'promise' to protect states' marijuana rights
- April 15, 2018

In retaliation, " Gardner used his ability as a senator to stop consideration of any nominees to that division of Justice - yet another extraordinary measure for a senator to use contrary to an administration run by an individual member of the party. (more...)
Bevin claims children were sexually abused, tried drugs because of teacher protest Bevin claims children were sexually abused, tried drugs because of teacher protest
- April 15, 2018

On March 30, 26 districts canceled school due to the massive absence of protesting teachers. You know, here's what's insane to me. The home voted 5-7 to 40 to override the veto of the tax growth and sixty six to 28 to override the budget veto. (more...)
Bracing for an ice storm Bracing for an ice storm
- April 15, 2018

Environment Canada says freezing rain is expected to end for a few hours Saturday evening, but is expected to move back in Sunday . Some snow may fall in areas north of Highway 7 later Saturday , with several centimetres of snow and ice pellets expected. (more...)
Sixers rout Bucks to extend winning streak Sixers rout Bucks to extend winning streak
- April 14, 2018

While many considered Simmons to be a rare talent, no one could have predicted the one-and-done guard from LSU would have this kind of impact on the 76ers, who posted their first 50-win season and best record since reaching the 2001 NBA Finals. (more...)
Family tribute to 'beautiful' and 'selfless' woman killed in Newport Pagnell collision Family tribute to 'beautiful' and 'selfless' woman killed in Newport Pagnell collision
- April 14, 2018

Snipes now lives in North Carolina and sees Phipps and Vaughn regularly . The police have stated that the limbs and the neck of the 23-year-old woman, five months pregnant, were twisted to fit the body into the canvas suitcase. She told her mother she was scared and said she was with a creepy guy who had her vehicle keys. "I don't understand how she ended up over there in that park, or who could've put her over there in that park", Nicole Odom said. (more...)
Trump says he'll 'make it up' to farmers impacted by trade dispute Trump says he'll 'make it up' to farmers impacted by trade dispute
- April 14, 2018

Those changes leap from the Trump administration's list of grievances, although Xi didn't mention his government's simmering standoff with the United States. Bloomberg noted that China, the world's largest exporter, has always been the destination of choice for USA and European companies looking to outsource and offshore manufacturing, especially for labor-intensive consumer goods such as clothing, footwear and electronics. (more...)
Senators: Trump is reconsidering his stance on TPP trade deal Senators: Trump is reconsidering his stance on TPP trade deal
- April 13, 2018

The Pacific Rim trade deal was intended by the Obama administration as a way to counter China's influence, but Trump criticized the pact as a candidate and pulled the United States out of the pact in early 2017. The point is that Trump has zero idea what TPP even was when he chose to peremptorily pull out of the agreement. In fact, in February, a letter from 25 congressional Republicans had been delivered to Trump asking that he "re-engage" with the TPP . (more...)
Senate Democrats urge resolution calling for removal of EPA chief Pruitt Senate Democrats urge resolution calling for removal of EPA chief Pruitt
- April 12, 2018

President Trump has stood by Pruitt despite an avalanche of scandals. . The EPA has claimed that Pruitt requires the unprecedented security because of the volume of threats he's received since joining the administration - like people cursing at him in public. (more...)
Trump and Obama won't be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
- April 11, 2018

It is understood former USA leader Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are also missing from the guest list but the prince and his fiancee are said to be looking forward to seeing them soon, possibly during an official overseas trip once they are married. (more...)
FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office
- April 11, 2018

Cohen has admitted making a $130,000 payment to Daniels days before the election. McDougal has said she carried on an affair with Trump in 2006 after the birth of his son. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the US attorney's office also had no comment. "This is a pure and simple witch hunt ". Of course, it's possible that Cohen is an honorable but misunderstood attorney who has done nothing wrong, nor has his client. (more...)
Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women's work Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women's work
- April 11, 2018

The median pay for Florida women who work full time, year-round is $36,112 a year , compared with $41,586 for Florida men, according to the report. Florida has the third-smallest, cents-on-the-dollar gap in the nation, behind California and NY, which have gaps of 12 cents and 11 cents, respectively, according to the report. (more...)