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State lawmakers make major changes to using this year's TNReady test results State lawmakers make major changes to using this year's TNReady test results
- April 20, 2018

State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says she has no plans to resign following another round of problems with Tennessee's new online academic testing system. We don't even know who is going to be able to deliver results. "The investigation continues from Questar". "We have some pretty tough guidelines for our teachers, especially when it comes to testing". (more...)
OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma
- April 20, 2018

Experts arrived in Damascus on Saturday, but they have been unable to visit the nearby town of Douma because of "security issues" cited by Russian Federation. Russian Federation and Syria claimed 71 of the missile were shot down by their air defences. The most important of them was the Barzah Research and Development Center, which USA intelligence concluded was involved in the production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology. (more...)
President Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea President Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea
- April 20, 2018

It has carried out six nuclear tests, and has missiles that it says could reach the United States mainland. It also marked the first time Kim Jong-un had met a senior western official. "It's a trap", Michael Rubin of the conservative American Enterprise Institute think-tank wrote in a recent analysis. Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearisation, establishing a peace regime and normalisation of relations between the Koreas and the U.S. (more...)
NYC 'poop train' creating a real stink down south NYC 'poop train' creating a real stink down south
- April 20, 2018

Parrish Mayor Heather Hall posted on Facebook that the last container was removed from the town on Tuesday afternoon. She added that it took more than two months and state senators getting involved to resolve the issue. New York City has multiple contracts for shipping biosolids to landfills in states including Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania as well as upstate New York. (more...)
Stephon Clark's Brother Arrested Over Alleged Threats Stephon Clark's Brother Arrested Over Alleged Threats
- April 20, 2018

He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for criminal threats to another person, felony assault, felony vandalism, and abusing the 911 emergency line. 'At this point, it's a processing of his grief as well as continued mental health issues that he's not addressing, ' she said. Clark is the brother of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man who was killed by Sacramento police behind his grandparents' house in March. (more...)
Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary city lawsuit against Trump administration Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary city lawsuit against Trump administration
- April 20, 2018

One of the three judges, Daniel A. Manion, agreed with the decision as it related to Chicago but said the ruling should not apply nationwide. A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. " Many in the legal community have expressed concern that the use of nationwide injunctions is inconsistent with the separation of powers , and that their increased use creates a risky precedent", O'Malley said. (more...)
Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case
- April 20, 2018

The governor's attorneys have cited a number of concerns in the invasion of privacy case against the governor. The private investigator the prosecutors hired for the case, Don Tisaby, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, has faced harsh criticism from Greitens' defense team for the way he handled interview notes and his failure to hand over those notes to the defense team. (more...)
Strikes of United States, allies on Syria violate worldwide law - China Strikes of United States, allies on Syria violate worldwide law - China
- April 20, 2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis blamed the Syrian government for delays in inspectors reaching the sites and said it has a history of trying to "clean up the evidence before the investigation team gets in". The suspected chemical attack triggered the United States response. Another said the advance team had left after being met by protesters who demanded aid and hearing gunfire. (more...)
Syria chemical attack: Inspectors allowed into Douma Syria chemical attack: Inspectors allowed into Douma
- April 20, 2018

He says the U.S., France and Britain intervened in a "legitimate, multilateral framework" and stressed airstrikes specifically targeted three chemical weapon facilities "without any human life loss". Speaking to Morning Edition , Public Radio International reporter Charles Maynes, who is based in Russian Federation, says the sanctions imposed thus far are having some impact in Russian Federation. (more...)
Elkfork Partners LLC Sells 2492 Shares of Norfolk Southern (NSC)
- April 20, 2018

The company has market cap of $39.27 billion. The Company kept a record of 302.85 million floated shares and 302.85 million shares outstanding. First BanCorp. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC ) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 10 by Robert W. Baird. Brinker International, Inc ., ( NYSE: EAT ) exhibits a change of 0.77% during last trading session, while the company closed its business at $38.14 with the trading volume of 991794 as compared its 3-months ... (more...)
Parents with 13 sons welcome 14th boy into family Parents with 13 sons welcome 14th boy into family
- April 20, 2018

Maybe after baby #3, #6, or #13, the Schwandt family of Rockford thought that maybe a little girl would be born into their family. He said they expect to work on choosing a name for the baby as soon as Wednesday evening. Fourteen children is nothing new for Kateri Schwandt - she's one of 14 children herself - but not 14 boys, obviously. The oldest of the 13 kids is in his 20s and the youngest, before the baby, is two. (more...)
European lawmakers ask Congress to save Iran deal European lawmakers ask Congress to save Iran deal
- April 20, 2018

Zarif is slated to discuss US-Iran relations, regional politics in the Middle East and the future of the Iran nuclear deal April 23 at an event hosted by Stephen Hadley and the Council on Foreign Relations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern over Iran's ballistic missile program at the sidelines of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron here on Thursday. (more...)
Chemical weapons watchdog not sure when inspectors can go to Douma, Syria Chemical weapons watchdog not sure when inspectors can go to Douma, Syria
- April 20, 2018

The question now is what OPCW inspectors will find, days after Russian and Syrian forces reclaimed Douma and took control of the scene of the alleged chemical attack . The allies struck Syrian military targets over the weekend in retaliation. As CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports, rebel forces had held Douma nearly since the start of the war in Syria , now more than seven years old, and the government's fight to take it back was fierce. (more...)
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5m settlement in USA fraud case Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5m settlement in USA fraud case
- April 20, 2018

Postal Service. The former cycling superstar was due to face a trial next month over claims that he defrauded the U.S. government when he doped while racing for his United States Postal Service-sponsored team. 1996: Diagnosed with testicular cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes, lungs, brain and abdomen. BC-CYC-Armstrong-Lawsuit, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 1055 Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. (more...)
Starbucks Will Close 8000 Company Stores For Bias Training Starbucks Will Close 8000 Company Stores For Bias Training
- April 20, 2018

He praised that decision. "I'm here to discuss the unfortunate incident that has been in the news about this great city - an incident that I fully acknowledge that I played a significant role in making worse", said Commissioner Richard Ross at a press conference held Thursday. (more...)
Trump Adds Giuliani to Legal Team After FBI Raid on Cohen Trump Adds Giuliani to Legal Team After FBI Raid on Cohen
- April 20, 2018

In a statement on Thursday, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced that Giuliani would be joining the president's team along with two former federal prosecutors who run a Florida law firm , Jane Serene Raskin and Martin Raskin. Attorney. He also said he and the president spoke Thursday to discuss legal strategy going forward. Trump has been mulling for weeks whether to do so, veering between wanting to meet with Mueller to moving away from the idea, especially after the home , offices and ... (more...)
Gunfire at United Nations team in Syria stalls chemical weapons inspection Gunfire at United Nations team in Syria stalls chemical weapons inspection
- April 20, 2018

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director General Ahmet Üzümcü said a security team of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security had chose to carry out a reconnaissance before the arrival of the inspectors. Syrian state TV and the White Helmets volunteer rescue group said separately on Tuesday that the OPCW team had arrived in the area, only to be contradicted by a US State Department spokeswoman. (more...)
OPCW inspectors to be allowed in to Douma OPCW inspectors to be allowed in to Douma
- April 20, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was the "obligation of the Syrian government to provide all the conditions for (OPCW inspectors) to work without any restrictions". In that building, Doane met Nasr Hanan's, who told us his brother Hamzeh died in the attack. "Entirely the right thing to do". "Three countries have intervened, and let me be quite frank: this is for the honor of the global community". (more...)
Gunmen open fire on UN team at suspected Syria chemical attack site Gunmen open fire on UN team at suspected Syria chemical attack site
- April 20, 2018

He did not identify the assailants. The experts from the OPCW chemical watchdog are awaiting the green light from the security team before beginning their on-site investigation in Douma of the alleged attack. The Army of Islam surrendered Douma two days later. US military officials have said the strikes were created to send a powerful message to Syria and its backers, showing that the United States, Britain and France could slice through the nation's air defense systems at will. (more...)
Puerto Rico's Electric Grid Suffers Another Outage Puerto Rico's Electric Grid Suffers Another Outage
- April 20, 2018

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) says power was restored around 7 a.m. local time. "They'll affect specific smaller neighborhoods or maybe one city or one region, but not the entire island". Adrian Florido, a reporter for NPR who's been on the island for four months, said it's not uncommon for the lights to go off. "People have been waiting for power to be restored for seven months now, and it's disgusting that in many rural towns, they don't even have an end-date to this ... (more...)
Two FL Deputy Sheriffs shot and killed in apparent ambush at restaurant Two FL Deputy Sheriffs shot and killed in apparent ambush at restaurant
- April 20, 2018

Two Gilchrist County, Florida sheriff's deputies were shout and killed in the Ace China Restaurant in downtown Trenton around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Sheriff Bobby Schultz. No suspects are at large. "I've offered any state support they may need", Gov. Scott said. "Prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones". (more...)
Schools reschedule standarized testing because of statewide computer problem Schools reschedule standarized testing because of statewide computer problem
- April 20, 2018

Districts will again be notified when the assessments are available". "Learning shuts down for weeks across school districts to get all kids tested and now this?!" asked a frustrated Dawn Neely-Randall, a Elyria teacher who has campaigned against state tests. (more...)
Nevsun Resources (NSU) Given New C$4.75 Price Target at Scotiabank
- April 20, 2018

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 1 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell. Nevsun Resources has a one year low of $1.96 and a one year high of $2.85. After having $-0.01 EPS previously, Nevsun Resources Ltd.'s analysts see -300.00 % EPS growth. (more...)
Kanpur PhD student hangs himself in college hostel; cause unknown Kanpur PhD student hangs himself in college hostel; cause unknown
- April 20, 2018

After Singh went missing for a day, students noticed that his room had been locked for a long time. They then told the warden of the hostel who in turn informed the police. According to media reports, the Kalyanpur police will conduct a post-modem on Thursday after the arrival of deceased's parents. The deceased student has been identified as Bheem Singh and was last seen on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh Kumar said, as per NDTV. (more...)
Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case, averting trade shakeup Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case, averting trade shakeup
- April 20, 2018

On its face, the case was about booze. The court said it would undermine Canadian federalism and throw into jeopardy agricultural supply management schemes, public health-driven prohibitions and environmental controls. The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to rule today on a case known colloquially as "free the beer". The Crown disagreed, arguing that section 121 was only meant to prevent provinces from charging tariffs at the border. (more...)
USA representative from Oklahoma named next NASA administrator USA representative from Oklahoma named next NASA administrator
- April 20, 2018

Bridenstine was nominated by President Trump in September 2017, but his nomination was controversial. Rubio also wanted to avoid intra-party scuffles ahead of the critical 2018 senate race in Florida that pits Republican governor Rick Scott against Nelson, senate sources tell Quartz. (more...)
Virginia Inches Closer To Passing Budget That Includes Medicaid Expansion Virginia Inches Closer To Passing Budget That Includes Medicaid Expansion
- April 20, 2018

Yarbro also sought to amend the bill with a provision ensuring the state doesn't spend more to implement the work requirement than it would save by its implementation. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey joined more than two dozen fellow Democrats in a January letter that questioned the legality of the work requirements, arguing they "contradict the plain text and purpose" of relevant federal law. (more...)
Hainan waives visas for tours of up to 30 days Hainan waives visas for tours of up to 30 days
- April 20, 2018

The move is part of China's global tourism push. On April 18, the Ministry of Public Security of China and the State Immigration Administration held a news conference to announce the important conclusion that, starting from May 1, 2018, citizens of 59 countries may enjoy a 30-day visa-free access to Hainan Island. (more...)
Notre Dame-Alabama To Meet 2028-29 In Season Openers Notre Dame-Alabama To Meet 2028-29 In Season Openers
- April 20, 2018

The schools say they'll open the 2028 season in South Bend and 2029 in Tuscaloosa. The Irish will welcome Alabama to South Bend to kickoff the 2028 regular season followed by Alabama doing the same in Tuscaloosa to begin the 2029 campaign. (more...)
Company organizing Fire Relief Drive for Oklahoma wildfire victims Company organizing Fire Relief Drive for Oklahoma wildfire victims
- April 20, 2018

Two deaths have been blamed on the fires in Oklahoma. As the weather conditions made it particularly risky for residents in the area, several evacuations occurred. The fire was 15 percent contained, and more moderate weather conditions were expected on Thursday, officials said . This includes 68,000 acres in Woodward County and almost a quarter of a million acres in Dewey County. (more...)

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