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Barbara Bush To Be Buried In College Station After Funeral In Houston Barbara Bush To Be Buried In College Station After Funeral In Houston
- April 18, 2018

She helped her husband run for Congress, Vice President and President. I think they liked Henry and that was the end of it. Recommended reading: This 1992 Vanity Fair profile of her by Marjorie Williams on the eve of Bush's loss to Bill Clinton. (more...)
'Windrush generation' migrants are British: PM May 'Windrush generation' migrants are British: PM May
- April 18, 2018

These people came over from 1948 during the same big waves of emigration from Ireland and worked on the same buses and railways, in the same NHS hospitals and the same auto and food factories, the same building sites as the Irish. Theresa May's spokesman said the prime minister was clear that "no-one with the right to be here will be made to leave". There was confusion over whether any Windrush descendants had already been deported after Nokes and other ministers gave conflicting details ... (more...)
Some progress on Westinghouse n-project: US Energy Secretary Some progress on Westinghouse n-project: US Energy Secretary
- April 18, 2018

India and the United States have set up a joint gas task force to boost use of the fuel in the Asian country, the Indian Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas announced on Wednesday . The deal for the reactors was one of two MoUs India signed in 2009 after the completion of the civilian nuclear deals. A joint statement issued after the meeting reaffirmed the commitment by both sides to an early and full implementation of their civil nuclear partnership, including the planned supply of six ... (more...)
German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe
- April 18, 2018

Prosecutors elsewhere in Germany are investigating alleged wrongdoing at Volkswagen and Audi, another of the German automaker's units, in cases related to the scandal over the manipulation of diesel emissions that broke in 2015. A spokeswoman for the Munich prosecutor's office told DPA news agency that Wednesday's searches at Audi "had nothing to do" with a separate probe into Audi's role in the diesel scam. (more...)
China: Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India China: Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India
- April 18, 2018

During the meeting held at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, the duo discussed bilateral relations and among other issues of mutual cooperation between Nepal-China. But the growing number of Chinese projects in Nepal - including an global airport in Pokhara, two special economic zones, road and rail projects, and hydropower facilities - is causing unease in New Delhi as its influence wanes in South Asia. (more...)
Turkey to hold general Elections in June Turkey to hold general Elections in June
- April 18, 2018

Earlier, President Erdogan held phone talks with leaders of several countries. They had originally been scheduled to be held on November 3, 2019. "For this reason at the end of talks with Mr. But Fadi Hakura, Turkey expert at London-based think tank Chatham House, told AFP that the authorities were keen to hold the elections before any further deterioration in the economy. (more...)
US town overrun with tumbleweed after high winds US town overrun with tumbleweed after high winds
- April 18, 2018

I guess tumbleweeds aren't what they make them out to be in Looney Tunes after all. Victorville resident Bryan Bagwell said his backyard was stacked full of the prickly weed. "Yesterday I can't even stand here in my garage", one homeowner told ABC. "There was like a hundred of these bushes", she said. There was like a hundred of these bushes. (more...)
Russian Federation admits to blocking Countless of Ipaddresses Russian Federation admits to blocking Countless of Ipaddresses
- April 18, 2018

Blocking the IP addresses has prevented Russian internet users from accessing Telegram and other services that route content through Google and Amazon servers. Roskomnadzor's head Alexander Zharov said it had blocked 18 sub-networks and a significant number of IP-addresses belonging to Google and Amazon , the Interfax news agency reported . (more...)
President Hassan Rouhani: 'Iran will produce any weapons we need' President Hassan Rouhani: 'Iran will produce any weapons we need'
- April 18, 2018

The spectacle comes as the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen - including Iran-aligned Houthi rebels - threatens to spiral out of control. Fighter jets and bombers flew overhead as Rouhani told the Tehran crowd and a live TV audience on Wednesday that Iran's forces posed no threat to its neighbors. (more...)
Today is the last day to register to vote in primary Today is the last day to register to vote in primary
- April 18, 2018

Ballots can also be returned in-person to the Greene County Board of Elections before the close of polls on Election Day. The full list of early voting and election day voting locations can be found here. The Independent Party has opened their primary to non-affiliated voters who request an Independent ballot. McCoy said numbers in the county total to 909 absentee applications by mail and 73 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) applications so far. (more...)
James Comey launched the investigation that eventually led to Andrew McCabe's ouster James Comey launched the investigation that eventually led to Andrew McCabe's ouster
- April 18, 2018

Of Hillary Clinton , who he would go on to campaign for in hopes of preserving his policy legacy, he said: 'Here's what I know - Hillary Clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. "The most important being truth". He also compared him to a mafia boss, as he does in his book A Greater Loyalty (Flatiron Books) , which will be published next Tuesday and whose accusations have already flooded the American press. (more...)
Oberlin students plan walkout Friday to protest gun violence Oberlin students plan walkout Friday to protest gun violence
- April 18, 2018

A smaller number of students in and around the Elgin area are expected to participate in Friday's student-led walkouts to support safer schools and gun law reform than did last month. Every school that I have taught in has had a school resource officer who carries a weapon. Ridgefield police will maintain an "increased" presence at the school, Gross added. (more...)
Uhuru whisked from heckling crowd in London Uhuru whisked from heckling crowd in London
- April 18, 2018

Protesters who shouted anti-government slogans as President Uhuru Kenyatta left the Chatham House in London, UK. Kenyan-London residents at the scene were waving the placards which could be seen inscribed the words: Respect the Rule of Law, Born Kenyan Forever Kenyan. (more...)
Putin, Merkel discuss Syria over phone Putin, Merkel discuss Syria over phone
- April 18, 2018

I repeat, you can not control military confrontation between Russian Federation and the United States. "Both parties expressed the readiness to promote the resumption of political and diplomatic efforts over the Syrian dossier, including those on the Geneva and Astana platforms, and to go ahead with bilateral contacts along these lines", said the Kremlin. (more...)
Pakistan rejects Indian allegations of 'inciting' Sikh pilgrims on Khalistan issue Pakistan rejects Indian allegations of 'inciting' Sikh pilgrims on Khalistan issue
- April 18, 2018

India has earlier protested against Pakistan for denying its diplomats' access to the visiting Indian Sikh pilgrims for consular assistance and preventing Indian High Commissioner from visiting Gurdwara Punja Sahib. Around three thousand Sikh Yatrees have arrived in Pakistan, from India and overseas, to attend the Besakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib Hassanabdal that started on Thursday. (more...)
BJP president Amit Shah pays floral tribute to Lingayat founder in Bangalore BJP president Amit Shah pays floral tribute to Lingayat founder in Bangalore
- April 18, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to 12th century Lingayat philosopher Basavanna by unveiling his statue on the south bank of the Thames in London . Subsequently, the Karnataka Minorities Welfare Department notified the Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats as a religious minority, but said it would come into effect after the Centres approval of recommendation.?? The Veerashaiva community also opposed the Karnataka government's decision and said the status should have been ... (more...)
Canadian Insta Model Cops 8 Year Sentence For Trafficking Coke Into Sydney Canadian Insta Model Cops 8 Year Sentence For Trafficking Coke Into Sydney
- April 18, 2018

Judge Traill took into account Roberge's guilty plea on the eve of the trial, her prior good character and deep remorse. Roberge is the youngest of three Canadians who prosecutors said imported 209 pounds of cocaine on a luxury cruise en route to Australia , where it docked and was raided, the report said. (more...)
Sleet, snow, and rain strike Stateline Wednesday Sleet, snow, and rain strike Stateline Wednesday
- April 18, 2018

Continue to drive slower and with plenty of caution throughout the day, even when frozen precipitation isn't falling. Most of the precip. should then change over to all snow through Wednesday AM before maybe ending as mix of rain and snow. More sunshine and warming will be felt today as a system begins to move in from the west. The initial push of snow will be the most intense. "The wintry mix will change over to accumulating snow Wednesday morning". (more...)
Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry
- April 18, 2018

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said: "Every part of the NHS must be clear that it has learned the lessons of Wannacry". Meanwhile, Hillier added, this case should serve as a warning to the whole of government: a "foretaste of the devastation that could be wrought by a more malicious and sophisticated attack". (more...)
Palestinians express support for prisoners
- April 18, 2018

Protests erupted the night of March 26, and it is estimated that over 25 Palestinians have died since demonstrations began. The rallies are part of a planned six-week border protest that will culminate on May 15. Israel obviously can't accept demands for its own destruction, nor can it allow thousands of Palestinian rioters to breach the Gaza border fence and march on Israeli towns-a scenario that would likely lead to massive bloodshed. (more...)
National Basketball Association announces G League base salary raises National Basketball Association announces G League base salary raises
- April 18, 2018

This season, about one quarter of players under NBA G League contracts also earned an average of $44,000 in NBA affiliate player bonuses - a total of more than $3 million on top of their NBA G League salaries. team. This applies only to players who sign directly with the minor league. Further, in accordance with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association collective bargaining agreement, NBA players will continue to be able to enter into two-way contracts. (more...)
Airplanes Are Steering Clear Of Syria Amid Threats Of A US Strike Airplanes Are Steering Clear Of Syria Amid Threats Of A US Strike
- April 18, 2018

Asked whether the USA military was ready to conduct an attack in Syria if ordered, Mattis replied, "We stand ready to provide military options if they're appropriate, as the president determined". The condemnation by the United Kingdom and France followed earlier worldwide reaction to the attack in Douma. Few commentators in Moscow believe that Russian Federation is willing to fire on USA ships or aircraft and to engage in the major conflict that could spark. (more...)
Forecasters warn of unsafe wildfire conditions Forecasters warn of unsafe wildfire conditions
- April 18, 2018

And meteorologists are warning of risky, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains, calling it a "historically critical day" for firefighters. The MFC says Wildland Firefighters "fight fire with fire" by creating a fire line around the perimeter of the blaze and then lighting a controlled burn on the inner edge of the line to deprive the flames of the dry vegetation they need to spread. (more...)
Wadsworth teen charged with murder in 98-year-old woman's death Wadsworth teen charged with murder in 98-year-old woman's death
- April 18, 2018

He will likely appear in court on Wednesday for his arraignment. Margaret Douglas was discovered in a closet inside her Portage Street home last Monday when officers performed a welfare check. After receiving the 17-year-old's identity and location, Fairview Park police found the suspect and took him into custody without incident at around 3:30 p.m. (more...)
Investors anticipate higher performance on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Based on P/E
- April 18, 2018

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) closed at $34.61 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly 13.03% since the beginning of this year. Shares are trading price at $74.91 with move of 1.74%. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 26 by Peel Hunt. Citigroup maintained Walmart Inc. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. (more...)
New research links air pollution exposure to higher risk of Alzheimer's New research links air pollution exposure to higher risk of Alzheimer's
- April 18, 2018

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma. Diesel fuel is a leading cause of air pollution in some rich countries, including the United Kingdom, but in poorer countries the often decrepit state of many vehicles means petrol-driven engines can be just as bad in their outputs, especially of the fine particulate matter blamed for millions of deaths a year. (more...)
CIA Director Met Kim Jong Un For US-North Korea Summit CIA Director Met Kim Jong Un For US-North Korea Summit
- April 18, 2018

Officials are refusing to publicly speak on the Pompeo visit, saying they don't comment on secret CIA Director travel. At his confirmation hearing last week to become the top US diplomat, Pompeo played down expectations for a breakthrough deal on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons at the planned Trump-Kim summit, but said it could lay the groundwork for a comprehensive agreement on denuclearization. (more...)
Cricket Australia denies reports of Justin Langer as next coach Cricket Australia denies reports of Justin Langer as next coach
- April 18, 2018

The West Australian says the Cricket Australia (CA) board will ratify the appointment of Langer, 47, on Friday. Cricket Australia released a statement disputing the reports, claiming that no decision will be made this week. "We expect to have a clearer understanding of the approach and appointment timelines following this meeting". Ricky Ponting and Jason Gillespie could be the others in the race. (more...)
Waqf says Taj belongs to God after SC sought Shah Jahan's sign Waqf says Taj belongs to God after SC sought Shah Jahan's sign
- April 18, 2018

The proceedings in the court are significant as the decision, one way or the other, will determine the fate of the decision taken by Waqf Board in July 2005 to unilaterally claim rights over Taj Mahal. What the board is asking is right to maintain the property. The ASI claims that if the board is given ownership of the Taj, it would set a precedent for Mughal-era monuments like the Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. (more...)
One killed as protests erupt in Karachi over rape, killing of minor One killed as protests erupt in Karachi over rape, killing of minor
- April 18, 2018

Demanding the arrest of the culprits, the residents of the area blocked the road leading to Kati Pahari area and also brought the body of the deceased girl. Meanwhile, SSP West Omar Shahid said that some efforts were being made to portray the incident as political. Speaking to the media on the occasion, the minister said there was no rationale behind protests after the arrest of the suspects. (more...)

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