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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...)
Syria actions demand worldwide response Syria actions demand worldwide response
- April 10, 2018

The situation is being discussed on Monday by the UN Security Council - a group of countries that work together to try to bring peace - and the European Union has called for an "immediate response by the worldwide community". Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have also vowed a "strong, joint response", while Jim Mattis, the United States defence secretary, said nothing was off the table in terms of military action . (more...)
Zuckerberg Faces Congress On Privacy Zuckerberg Faces Congress On Privacy "Mistakes", While FTC Probe Looms
- April 10, 2018

The 33-year-old tech billionaire will appear before back-to-back panels of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees on Tuesday and will also testify in front of the House committee on energy and commerce on Wednesday. The story has been corrected to say that Zuckerberg made the rounds with his assistant Andrea Besmehn. Zuckerberg also apologized for being "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the 2016 us presidential election . (more...)
Kim Jong-un makes first official mention of United States talks Kim Jong-un makes first official mention of United States talks
- April 10, 2018

But Pyongyang has been silent publicly since then about a summit, even as Kim visited Beijing last month in his first visit outside North Korea since assuming control of the country after his father, Kim Jong Il, died in 2011. However, he was eager to engage with the authoritarian Kim Jong-un once the possibility of a meeting between the two was raised. "But it would have been a lot easier if it were done five years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago", Trump said. (more...)
Korea seeks summit with Trump in Pyongyang Korea seeks summit with Trump in Pyongyang
- April 09, 2018

Trump has traded barbs with the North Korean leader for much of his time in office as Pyongyang pursues development of nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States. Trump has frequently lambasted North Korea for its continued intercontinental ballistic missile tests, referring to Kim as "Little Rocket Man". Lt.Gen. (more...)
Turnout high in Hungary as Orban fights to retain power Turnout high in Hungary as Orban fights to retain power
- April 09, 2018

Though Orban has campaigned heavily on anti-migration policies, voters are more concerned with government corruption, poverty, and the country's health care system. The strongest opposition party is the formerly far-right Jobbik, which has recast its image as a more moderate nationalist force. Clad in a green jacket and white shirt, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona, 39, arrived to vote in the eastern city of Gyongyos, his home town and the district where he is likely to win a seat. (more...)
Central AL Forecast: Blustery Saturday, Frigid Start to Sunday Central AL Forecast: Blustery Saturday, Frigid Start to Sunday
- April 09, 2018

Total snow accumulation will likely range from a trace to 1 inch for most areas, though a couple isolated spots could see up to 2 inches of snow accumulation. As we head into next week, Monday will have our next chance of rain showers with a high of 50 degrees. Our winds will stay out of the northwest however and this will help to keep high temperatures chilly...generally mid 40s. (more...)
Syria: 40 reported dead in regime airstrikes on besieged eastern Ghouta Syria: 40 reported dead in regime airstrikes on besieged eastern Ghouta
- April 08, 2018

Before the fighting resumed, helicopters earlier Friday dropped leaflets on Douma saying rebels should either leave to the northern town of Jarablus or hand over their weapons and receive amnesty with Russian and Syrian government guarantees that would include not drafting young men to the military service until after six to 10 months. (more...)
Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont calls on Madrid to 'respect democracy' Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont calls on Madrid to 'respect democracy'
- April 08, 2018

If he is not sent back to Spain , he said he would plan to return to Belgium where he has established residency in Waterloo since fleeing there from Spain in October. The German court decided the charge of rebellion did not warrant extradition , because the accusation isn't punishable under German law. Misuse of public funds carries a sentence of around eight years at Spain , while a rebellion sentence can hit 30 years. (more...)
Ex Russian agent Sergei Skripal no longer in critical condition - Hospital Ex Russian agent Sergei Skripal no longer in critical condition - Hospital
- April 07, 2018

The UK's Metropolitan Police Service, in turn, stated on behalf of Skripal's daughter Yulia that she woke up a week ago and that "her strength is growing daily". London has blamed Russian Federation for the attempted murder while Moscow denies any involvement. In the month since the attack, the United Kingdom and many of its Western allies, including the US, have expelled scores of Russian diplomats in retaliation - and Russia has retaliated by expelling those countries' diplomats in turn. (more...)
Indian killed in Iraq went through illegal agents: MoS Indian killed in Iraq went through illegal agents: MoS
- April 05, 2018

IS operatives had kidnapped 40 Indian workers employed with a construction firm soon after seizing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014. Shyam Kumar Kushwaha, a family member of Adalat Singh, told ANI , "He has a wife, little children and parents at home, and the family needs to be compensated adequately". (more...)
Trump Threatens To Leave NAFTA, Says DACA Deal Is Off Trump Threatens To Leave NAFTA, Says DACA Deal Is Off
- April 04, 2018

It is not clear if these tweets will have a significant impact on the foreign policy. "I think the point was is that the legislation that we put forward (earlier this year) was created to have as part of it an extremely strong deterrence and prevention component", the official said. (more...)
Oklahoma teachers will fight 'until hell freezes over' if needed Oklahoma teachers will fight 'until hell freezes over' if needed
- April 04, 2018

Schools across the state were closed , due either to spring break or to allow teachers and other school employees to attend the rally. "Now, we look like greedy teachers, that's what I've heard and that's not it at all", said Deidra Smith, a teacher in Guymon Public Schools. (more...)
President Trump wants military to do border control President Trump wants military to do border control
- April 04, 2018

Trump says during a lunch with Baltic leaders that he's spoken with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis about the idea. "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our "Weak Laws" Border, had better be stopped before it gets there". (more...)
Fed up with school spending cuts, Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out Fed up with school spending cuts, Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out
- April 03, 2018

Organizers planned to speak with state lawmakers about how decades of funding cuts have affected their schools-and why a bill passed in the legislature last week that would raise taxes on oil and gas production to give teachers a $6,100 raise and allot $50 million for school funding was not enough to stop the protest. (more...)
Last Syrian Rebel Group Starts Leaving Ghouta Last Syrian Rebel Group Starts Leaving Ghouta
- April 03, 2018

A civilian committee taking part in the negotiations with Russian Federation said a deal had been reached "to evacuate humanitarian cases to northern Syria". The first batch of fighters from Jaish al Islam are being transported to Jarablus from the town of Douma as part of an evacuation deal , leaving behind only undecided hardline fighters, regime media and a war monitor say. (more...)