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When where will China space station crash - Chinese Tiangong fall? When where will China space station crash - Chinese Tiangong fall?
- April 01, 2018

In these final hours, Maximilian Teodorescu , a scientific researcher with the National Institute for Lasers and Plasma in Bucharest, Romania, was able to photograph Tiangong-1 as it made a transit passing in front of the sun. Earlier on March 26, the ESA had released a map marking in green the probable locations where the out-of-control space lab could crash. Richardson said, "That whole chunk of the middle of the globe is still in the potential impact zone". (more...)
U.S. wants visa applicants to submit phone, email, social media details U.S. wants visa applicants to submit phone, email, social media details
- March 31, 2018

If you're hoping to apply for a US visa in the future, you may have to prepare yourself to hand over a lot of your very personal information - including your Twitter handle. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said it makes sense to collect the information - but said officers need to stay within privacy rules, too. The State Department estimates that the new visa forms would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants. (more...)
Oklahoma approves tax hike to avert teachers' strike Oklahoma approves tax hike to avert teachers' strike
- March 30, 2018

It faces a teacher exodus, with many heading to neighboring states like Texas and Arkansas, or even further, for pay that is thousands of dollars higher. "This package doesn't overcome shortfall caused by four-day weeks, overcrowded classrooms that deprive kids of the one-on-one attention they need". (more...)
Criminal Deportee Escapes ICE Custody at JFK Airport Criminal Deportee Escapes ICE Custody at JFK Airport
- March 29, 2018

Kennedy Airport in New York City . The ICE agents spent about an hour searching for Mbacke before notifying Port Authority cops, who reviewed surveillance video and discovered that he made his getaway in a yellow cab, sources said. The man has been described as being 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 190 pounds. An agency police spokesman said the escape was reported to Port Authority police officers at about 9:15 p.m. (more...)
Human remains found in California confirmed as missing Hollywood model-actress Human remains found in California confirmed as missing Hollywood model-actress
- March 29, 2018

Adea Shabani", William Hayes, commanding officer of LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division, said at a press conference, reported the NY Daily News . Shabani, who had been studying acting in Los Angeles for less than two years, was reported missing on Feb 25. (more...)
It will be Mostly Cloudy today, Rain in Many Places
- March 29, 2018

We can expect partly cloudy conditions to become mostly cloudy with showers and heavy down pours moving in by late Wednesday . Look for showers to move through the area overnight and last through the early morning hours of Wednesday . (more...)
Steve Smith, David Warner banned from playing for Australia for 1 year Steve Smith, David Warner banned from playing for Australia for 1 year
- March 29, 2018

Sutherland insisted that initial findings showed that Smith , Warner and Bancroft were the only members of the Australian team who had "prior knowledge" of the tampering plot. "They have to be harsh, but if they are rubbed out for a year, the punishment does not fit the crime", Warne wrote in his column for The Herald Sun. (more...)
Egypt WC opponents: Russian Federation fall to France by score of 3-1 Egypt WC opponents: Russian Federation fall to France by score of 3-1
- March 29, 2018

Then, soon after the break, Pogba curled home a lovely free-kick from all of 30 yards. "There are always things we can do better". Again dribbling past the hapless Neustaedter, the Paris Saint-Germain forward knocked the ball through goalkeeper Lunyov's legs. (more...)
Orange County joins DoJ lawsuit against California's 'sanctuary' law Orange County joins DoJ lawsuit against California's 'sanctuary' law
- March 29, 2018

The sheriff's department used to screen inmates in the county's jails to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents identify those subject to deportation but had to stop when the state law passed. A spokesman for the governor's office said it was unlikely Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators and mayors of the largest cities in the state to resist stepped-up efforts to deport people in the country illegally and to stop President Donald Trump from building a wall along the USA border with Mexico. (more...)
NATO To Announce 'Measures' Over Russian Spy Poisoning NATO To Announce 'Measures' Over Russian Spy Poisoning
- March 28, 2018

Stoltenberg said he would also deny the pending accreditation request for three other Russian diplomats . Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the poisoning signaled a "reckless breach of worldwide norms" by Russian Federation, and praised countries that had already taken action to punish Moscow for the attack. (more...)
Fresh rebel withdrawals from Syria's shrinking Ghouta Fresh rebel withdrawals from Syria's shrinking Ghouta
- March 28, 2018

Evacuations of Syrian opposition fighters and their families from Eastern Ghouta continued on Wednesday amid reports that Syrian pro-regime forces carried out field executions and arbitrary kidnappings of civilians. The Britain-based monitor said it had also documented the detention of more than 40 men and boys by regime troops in recaptured areas. The Russian military has said it will not tolerate the presence of armed groups near the capital. (more...)
Expectations from meeting in Varna — Turkey-EU Expectations from meeting in Varna — Turkey-EU
- March 28, 2018

The family photo of (from left to right) Turkish president Recep Erdogan, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov, EU Council head Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Ankara and Brussels had in March 2016 agreed a controversial deal to stop the flow of migrants, in what was seen as a landmark in cooperation and which Turkey hoped would yield visa free travel to Europe . (more...)
Weather Authority: Dry weather continues into the weekend Weather Authority: Dry weather continues into the weekend
- March 27, 2018

Highs in the low 50s with overnights warming back up into the low 40s. We will want to watch out for some tidal flooding at times of high tide, since we'll be dealing with a persistent northeasterly wind. Temperatures this time of the year should already be getting into the mid-to upper 40s, and it certainly wouldn't be unusual to see a 50-degree day. Then a mix of sun and clouds. (more...)
'60 Minutes' scores highest ratings in 10 years with Stormy Daniels interview '60 Minutes' scores highest ratings in 10 years with Stormy Daniels interview
- March 27, 2018

Melania Trump's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham asked media to be careful with "salacious gossip", and apparently asked reporters to not use the name Barron Trump in their stories. Daniels filed a civil suit in California earlier this month claiming the agreement is invalid on the grounds that Trump never signed it. He said Trump had "consistently denied these allegations" of a sexual relationship with Daniels. (more...)
Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser
- March 26, 2018

Former United Nations ambassador and stalwart Republican hawk John Bolton will replace Gen. HR McMaster as the national security adviser on April 9, President Trump has announced, RT reports. with a nuclear missile. According to four sources close to the White House, those so-called "Flynnstones" - advisors loyal to Flynn - are believed to be plotting their return to the NSC. (more...)
Russia: President's legal team shake-up falters Russia: President's legal team shake-up falters
- March 26, 2018

According to the Hill , Dowd's exit comes as Trump considers a top-to-bottom shakeup of his legal team as his frustration with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's possible involvement continues to mount. (more...)
People March For Tougher Gun Laws People March For Tougher Gun Laws
- March 26, 2018

One notably absent was the POTUS; but many lawmakers showed up to lend their support. Never before in the past 40 years have I have witnessed anything like these rallies in this country. "People are still dying", Stewart said. The demonstrations came the day after President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that included the bipartisan Fix NICS (National Instant Criminal Background System) Act, providing financial incentives for state reporting to the current criminal database. (more...)
Russian Federation says over 105000 civilians have left Syria's Ghouta Russian Federation says over 105000 civilians have left Syria's Ghouta
- March 25, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main ally in the conflict, ordered daily five-hour ceasefires and the creation of a "humanitarian corridor" to allow civilians to leave Eastern Ghouta . The operation split the region into three nonadjacent, rebel-held pockets, which are now down to two with the evacuation of Harasta . Harasta's evacuation - which began Thursday - came as part of a deal negotiated by Russian Federation. (more...)
Paul McCartney Marches Against Gun Violence In Memory Of John Lennon Paul McCartney Marches Against Gun Violence In Memory Of John Lennon
- March 25, 2018

McCartney was referring, of course, to John Lennon , who was murdered by a gunman on December 8, 1980 outside the Dakota apartment building on New York's Upper West Side, blocks from where anti-gun-violence protesters were gathering today to begin their march downtown. (more...)
President Trump signs the $1.3 trillion omnibus that NO ONE READ President Trump signs the $1.3 trillion omnibus that NO ONE READ
- March 25, 2018

More frustrating, the president claimed, was the bill's failure to address protections for unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children in exchange for border security funding, a deal that fell apart during the omnibus negotiations. (more...)
Iowa Family Reportedly Found Dead Inside Mexican Condo Iowa Family Reportedly Found Dead Inside Mexican Condo
- March 25, 2018

Authorities said that there was "no sign of any traumatic injury" though it wasn't immediately clear what caused their deaths. Autopsies are being performed in Mexico . "Members of their families have been strong Southwestern supporters for years. They were to be right here enjoying us play basketball today", Lorensen stated. (more...)
Statement by Administrator Green on USA humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans Statement by Administrator Green on USA humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans
- March 24, 2018

Maduro also said last month Venezuela is preparing a new cryptocurrency called " Petro gold" that will be backed by precious metals. The United States holds Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro , directly responsible for his country's economic devastation. (more...)
Kosovo parliament ratifies border deal with Montenegro after stormy session Kosovo parliament ratifies border deal with Montenegro after stormy session
- March 22, 2018

Thick smoke can be seen filling the chambers as people slowly evacuate, wiping their eyes. Members said they hoped the vote would resume Wednesday. The global community had repeatedly called on Pristina to resolve the issue. US ambassador to Kosovo , Greg Delawie, said to reporters: "This should not be happening in a European country". (more...)
Trump vows investigators will find 'sick' people responsible for Austin bombings Trump vows investigators will find 'sick' people responsible for Austin bombings
- March 21, 2018

Although the latest blast did not inflict serious harm, it added to the widening fear of more strikes like those that have already killed two people and badly wounded four others . The sites and the people targeted might offer some link to the perpetrator, but absent a smoking-gun video of someone dropping off a suspicious package, the bombs themselves may hold the greatest potential to unlock the mystery. (more...)
Toyota Stops Testing Self-Driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash Toyota Stops Testing Self-Driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash
- March 21, 2018

Certainly, the safety driver, who was behind the wheel at the time of the collision , was unable to react in time . Anthony Foxx, who served as US Secretary of Transportation under former President Barack Obama, called the accident a "wake up call to the entire [autonomous vehicle] industry and government to put a high priority on safety". (more...)
Another explosion injures two in Austin, Tex Another explosion injures two in Austin, Tex
- March 20, 2018

Manley told the press that the Travis Country neighborhood would be placed on lockdown until 2:00 p.m. Monday, and that he was requesting video footage from the private surveillance systems of nearby houses. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declined to say if the increased reward possibly prompted the latest explosion because "there's not enough data to know that". (more...)
YPG forces to shift from direct confrontation to guerrilla tactics: Afrin official YPG forces to shift from direct confrontation to guerrilla tactics: Afrin official
- March 19, 2018

Meanwhile, Syrian forces have taken more than 80 percent of Eastern Ghouta, and a spokesperson from a main rebel faction told The Daily Star they were in "serious" negotiations with the United Nations about a cease-fire agreement. The fighting for the Kurdish corridor in Syria has led 150,000 to flee over the last three days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
The Roots Cancel SXSW Performance Due to Bomb Threat The Roots Cancel SXSW Performance Due to Bomb Threat
- March 19, 2018

The Roots' scheduled concert at SXSW was canceled on Saturday due to a bomb threat in the Austin area. SXSW has yet to indicate if the Roots - billed as " Roots and Friends" with Ludacris , Jessie Reyez , Rapsody , Dermot Kennedy , and Tank and the Bangas - will be rescheduling the gig. (more...)
Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly timeline: Secrets, suspicions, then a flight Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly timeline: Secrets, suspicions, then a flight
- March 19, 2018

The arrest came two days after Mexican authorities issued an Amber Alert for Yu, which stated that she could in danger. The two were reported missing on March 5 , when Esterly is believed to have signed her out of school in Allentown by poising as her stepfather. (more...)
Syria Rebels Open To UN-backed Talks With Russia On Ghouta Syria Rebels Open To UN-backed Talks With Russia On Ghouta
- March 19, 2018

Thousands of people were fleeing from besieged enclaves on opposite ends of Syria as two battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases, with civilians trapped in the path of both assaults. Deputy UN spokesman Farhan Aziz Haq said they were trying to assess the needs of shelters, including the Dwier collective centre manned by Syrian Arab Red Crescent workers. (more...)
9 over 8 and ACC over SEC: Florida State beats Mizzou 9 over 8 and ACC over SEC: Florida State beats Mizzou
- March 19, 2018

Now they'll face the No. 1 Xavier Musketeers in the second round Sunday. In the week prior to Mizzou's NCAA tournament game, Mizzou guard Sophie Cunningham was adamant that the Tigers had to get to the Sweet 16, or it was a bust. He led the Tigers Friday with 19 points and was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc. But FSU remained poised to reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. (more...)
Engineer warned of cracks before fatal Florida bridge collapse Engineer warned of cracks before fatal Florida bridge collapse
- March 18, 2018

Recovery workers expect to find more bodies as debris is removed, Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez said Friday. Rolando Fraga Hernandez and his gold Jeep Cherokee were pulled from the wreckage Saturday. The call from W. Denney Pate of FIGG Bridge Engineers went unanswered, and the voice mail he recorded unheard - until Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board, when questioned about the cracking on Friday night during a briefing on the campus, said they'd not yet verified the ... (more...)
Pakistan terrorist's body recovered from Khanmoh encounter site Pakistan terrorist's body recovered from Khanmoh encounter site
- March 18, 2018

Till now, the police have recovered two bodies of militants and are conducting investigations in order to ascertain their identities. A day after two terrorists were killed in a counter-insurgency operation in Khanmoh area near Srinagar , the body of a third terrorist was found at the encounter site on Saturday. (more...)
Ohio State prevents South Dakota State's bid for tourney upset Ohio State prevents South Dakota State's bid for tourney upset
- March 18, 2018

They struggled to shoot it from three and ultimately scored just 0.92 points per possession, which was their second-lowest mark of the season. "It wasn't the game plan". "You go back and watch the game and it was a little tighter than that for longer periods than maybe the results indicate", Few said on Friday in talking to the media about the first meeting. (more...)
Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act, Earns Rap from Beijing Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act, Earns Rap from Beijing
- March 18, 2018

The White House said the bill will pave the way for more official exchanges with Taipei. It has urged the U.S. to abide by the country's "One China" policy and cease official exchanges with Taiwan. China's relationship with Taiwan has also taken a turn for the worse since the 2016 inauguration of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who has refused to endorse Beijing's view that the island belongs to it . (more...)