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Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption
- May 12, 2018

Geological Survey, said. Only the Kahuku Unit will be open during its normal hours, Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Ige's request came the same day that the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released a warning stating that the current conditions near and in the Kilauea volcano could provoke further explosions. (more...)
US Treasury's Mnuchin does not see Iran sanctions hiking oil prices US Treasury's Mnuchin does not see Iran sanctions hiking oil prices
- May 12, 2018

Both manufacturers are examining the implications of the Trump decision. He said companies doing business in Iran would not be able to generate new business but would be able to wrap up existing contracts. The reaction from some in Europe was bitter. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in an interview with Le Parisien published on Thursday, said European companies should not have to pay for the U.S. (more...)
Former PM Mahathir Mohamad storms back to power in Malaysia Former PM Mahathir Mohamad storms back to power in Malaysia
- May 12, 2018

The national currency ringgit was in desperate nosedive, foreign capital fled. "We should ensure this". Malaysian markets were closed and will reopen only on Monday, but overseas investors were nervous about the ouster of Najib, who has been in power for almost a decade. (more...)
President Trump Has A New Nickname For Sen. Donnelly: President Trump Has A New Nickname For Sen. Donnelly: "Sleepin' Joe"
- May 12, 2018

Senate candidate Mike Braun , who won his primary Tuesday and will face incumbent Democrat Sen. Embracing his role as party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning at a rally Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration, imploring Republicans to mobilize during the 2018 midterm elections. (more...)
USA faces European backlash against Iran sanctions
- May 12, 2018

Mr Le Drian said the commitment of other partners to the Iran deal should be respected. Le Maire said the European Union had to defend its "economic sovereignty" when it comes to the right to trade with Iran. The sanctions will not only bar USA companies from doing business with Iran, but they also will hurt European and other companies by prohibiting them from using American banks unless they cut links with Iran. (more...)
Trump Tells Car Executives He's Still Open to Talks With California Trump Tells Car Executives He's Still Open to Talks With California
- May 12, 2018

An draft proposal offered by the U.S. Transportation division will suspend fuel efficacy requirements at 2020 rates through 20 26, rather than letting them increase previously proposed. "Mexico and Canada, look, they don't like to lose the golden goose". In testimony to Congress this month, Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the manufacturers' alliance, said the trade group urged the administration to find a solution that increases mileage requirements from 2022 to 2025 and includes California to keep ... (more...)
Brown faces California budget fight as surplus grows Brown faces California budget fight as surplus grows
- May 12, 2018

Jerry Brown's "May revision" budget proposal, released on Friday, includes a new, one-time funding increase of $100 million for maintenance backlogs on CSU campuses. The $150 million funding increase includes $19 million to expand self-help services for litigants without lawyers, $4 million for interpreter services and $3.4 million for a five-year pilot project to adjudicate minor traffic violations online. (more...)
Record flooding expected in Montana river Record flooding expected in Montana river
- May 12, 2018

Lukinbeal says the river has surpassed 13 ft. Nickless says temperatures will cool into the 50s this weekend, but bounce back into the 70s by the start of the new work week. The Clark Fork River reached major flood stage at 13 feet Thursday afternoon. A handful of homeless people were rescued from their camp in the middle of the Clark Fork River after rising flood waters begin to cut off any chance of escape. (more...)
Iran's Supreme Leader posts Instagram pic reading 'Fire and Fury' Iran's Supreme Leader posts Instagram pic reading 'Fire and Fury'
- May 12, 2018

Khamenei shared the photo from his own Instagram account Friday, days after Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Khamenei warned that any Iranian concessions to the U.S. "This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants", he added. "We accepted the JCPOA, but enmities with the Islamic Republic did not end", he said. (more...)
Tigers, Mariners rained out, will play doubleheader on Saturday Tigers, Mariners rained out, will play doubleheader on Saturday
- May 12, 2018

The Seattle Mariners knocked off Toronto 9-3 on Thursday behind outstanding work on the mound and the long ball at the plate. The Mariners are putting up 4.64 runs per game while allowing 4.61 per contest. Seattle has struggled with consistency over the last week, as they have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games. The Mariners have gone 21-15 SU this year and are 21-14 against the spread (ATS). (more...)
Michael Cohen Reportedly Sold Access To Trump's Administration Michael Cohen Reportedly Sold Access To Trump's Administration
- May 12, 2018

The objective of the payments, which predate the sanctions, and the nature of the business relationship between Vekselberg and Cohen is unclear. Maybe this is why the SDNY case is with the Public Corruption division of the U.S. Here are some of the responses by Mr. Trump and the White House to the allegations over the past few months. It seems as if there is no end to Michael Cohen's woes as it has now emerged he sold access to President Donald Trump , in an attempt to roll in cash for ... (more...)
Noura Hussein Sentenced to Death For Killing Her Rapist Noura Hussein Sentenced to Death For Killing Her Rapist
- May 12, 2018

Shahd Hamza, 20, was among those who came to support Hussein in court, after hearing about her case in a group chat on WhatsApp. She is said to have wanted to finish her education and train as a teacher. As of about 4 p.m. on May 11, more than 136,000 people had signed the Change.org petition asking for Noura to be spared from the death penalty. Yasmeen Hassan of Equality Now, one of the groups seeking to have the conviction overturned, told BBC News the verdict had not surprised her. (more...)
Police Cruiser Stolen in Dexter Police Cruiser Stolen in Dexter
- May 12, 2018

Tyler Tibbetts, 22, stole a fully marked Dexter police cruiser at 11:29 a.m. after he had been arrested and handcuffed. Stephen McCausland, a State Police spokesman, said in a written statement that authorities latter spotted Tibbetts "behind the wheel of a second vehicle and chased the auto along Route 15 until it crashed" into trees in Corinth. (more...)
Congress manifesto: SC sees no violation in promising uplift of minority group Congress manifesto: SC sees no violation in promising uplift of minority group
- May 12, 2018

While disposing of the plea, the bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud told the petitioner to take statutory recourse under the Representation of People's Act. In his plea, Muthalik has claimed that the Congress manifesto seeks votes in the name of religion, thus all Congress candidates should be disqualified from contesting the election for allegedly indulging in religious discrimination. (more...)
Out-of-control truck takes out light poles on I-43 Out-of-control truck takes out light poles on I-43
- May 12, 2018

No one was hurt in the May 4 incident on Interstate 43 near Hampton, according to ABC affiliate WISN. For some reason, the driver lost control of his vehicle sending the truck onto the concrete divider. Police arrived and reportedly conducted a field sobriety test on the truck's driver. The Sheriff's Office hasn't said what charges the driver is facing. (more...)
Police Say Baby Found Following AMBER Alert Police Say Baby Found Following AMBER Alert
- May 12, 2018

The alert was issued by the sheriff's office in the Finger Lakes community and New York State Police. Gionna is a black female with short, black hair and brown eyes. The vehicle believed to have been driven by Harter was located in Wayne County Thursday evening. Police believe that the child may be in imminent danger of serious physical injury and/or death. (more...)
USA offers to help N. Korea's economy if it 'quickly' denuclearizes USA offers to help N. Korea's economy if it 'quickly' denuclearizes
- May 12, 2018

In order for the U.S.to work with North Korea, Pompeo said there would need to be "complete" and "verifiable" denuclearization. "If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people". (more...)
K'taka Polls 2018: Congress wants EC to disqualify B Sriramulu K'taka Polls 2018: Congress wants EC to disqualify B Sriramulu
- May 12, 2018

Though the central leadership of the BJP has denied any involvement with Janardhana Reddy , the latter has been campaigning for the party and particularly Sriramulu in Molakalmuru (Chitradurga district). In the process, it was being worked out that JD (S) leader HD Devegowda would put condition that he would support the Congress only if Siddaramiah is not the state CM. (more...)
Grammar schools: critics slam £50m boost for 'elitist' education Grammar schools: critics slam £50m boost for 'elitist' education
- May 12, 2018

The move was welcomed by the Grammar School Heads' Association. Just 2.6 per cent of pupils on FSM are taught in grammar schools, compared with 14.1 per cent in all schools. They promised " schools that work for everyone " but this policy just doesn't live up to the label. "There is not a shred of evidence to suggest that increasing grammar school places improves progressive educational outcomes", said Eyre, a governor of Coombe Road primary school in Brighton. (more...)
There is no tsunami threat for Alaska There is no tsunami threat for Alaska
- May 12, 2018

A similar scare occurred in February when NWS officials said there was a glitch during a routine test after some people on the East Coast received what looked like an actual warning on their phones. "They mentioned it had been misinterpreted". In a tweet, the National Tsunami Warning Center said the test message was misinterpreted, but Alaskans disputed that statement, saying there was no indication that the alert was simply a test. (more...)
CAUGHT ON CAM: Officer suspended after manhandling woman CAUGHT ON CAM: Officer suspended after manhandling woman
- May 12, 2018

The footage starts with Campbell's silver SUV being pulled over by the side of the road, before Officer Michael Swerdlove approaches her to check her license and explain she had been ticketed for drifting from one lane to another. When she would not comply, the officer opened the door and instructed her to step out of the auto. Campbell gave an interview to a local television station in which she said she felt violated. (more...)
HC confirms conviction of 19 for Ode massacre in Gujarat HC confirms conviction of 19 for Ode massacre in Gujarat
- May 12, 2018

The bench acquitted three and also confirmed acquittal of 23 of the 47 accused. All four were sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court. The case staying in the news because six accused persons in the Malav Bhagol case fled overseas after jumping bail. (more...)
Sheldon Silver Convicted on All Counts in Second Corruption Trial Sheldon Silver Convicted on All Counts in Second Corruption Trial
- May 12, 2018

An appeals court tossed out that conviction, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling that changed the legal boundaries for public corruption. Skelos was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2015 , although his conviction was overturned in 2017. (more...)
Ex-Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva: Wenger deserves every plaudit he receives Ex-Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva: Wenger deserves every plaudit he receives
- May 12, 2018

Wenger, who steps down this summer after 22 years in charge of the north London club , told journalists that the Gunners had performed miracles in beating the drop year on year during his tenure. "It's always the last one - not Leicester because there was nothing at stake, but Atletico Madrid", he added. "There are some people here who I employed 20 years ago who did fight for me every single day so it is not easy to say goodbye". (more...)
Afriforum challenges Grace Mugabe's assault immunity Afriforum challenges Grace Mugabe's assault immunity
- May 12, 2018

Assault on Gabriella EngelsJohannesburg model Gabriella Engels, with her mother Debbie, at the High Court in Pretoria. Advocate Hilton Epstein SC argued that Pretoria had not conferred the diplomatic standing, but that the department of worldwide relations and cooperation had only upheld the fact of existing immunity for then President Robert Mugabe's spouse. (more...)
Protestors Pelt Stones On Amit Shah's Convoy In Tirupathi: BJP Blames TDP Protestors Pelt Stones On Amit Shah's Convoy In Tirupathi: BJP Blames TDP
- May 12, 2018

On April 30, Naidu hit out at the Centre for its failure to grant special category status to the state while saying that every other state received funds for development except Andhra. "We have got only preliminary information and we are verifying all facts", he said. Shah offered prayers at the Lord Venkateswara shrine in Tirumala this morning. (more...)
Fox Business Guest Defends Torture: It Worked On John McCain Fox Business Guest Defends Torture: It Worked On John McCain
- May 12, 2018

CNN quoted a White House official as saying Sadler, speaking Thursday at a staff meeting, meant the comment as a joke but that it flopped. On Wednesday, McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was tortured by his captors, issued a statement urging his fellow senators to vote against Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency director. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency nominee has ties to Kentucky Central Intelligence Agency nominee has ties to Kentucky
- May 12, 2018

Collins found, on balance, that Haspel deserves the job. Haspel - a 33-year veteran of the agency - faces what will likely be a close confirmation vote in the full Senate. They have traveled the globe together many times over to meet with foreign leaders and USA troops. The agency learned "tough lessons" during "that tumultuous time", Haspel said, and that theexperiencereinforced her "personal commitment, clearly and without reservation", not to restart the CIA's detention and ... (more...)
N mulls legal action against NAB chief over money laundering allegations N mulls legal action against NAB chief over money laundering allegations
- May 12, 2018

NAB had notified it was "examining complaints" that the foreign exchange reserves of India increased by $4.9bn, as "verified" by a World Bank report, because of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif's money laundering activities. A resolution demanding the resignation of the NAB chairman was also tabled in the Punjab Assembly by PML-N's Hina Parvez Butt today. "References against me in NAB are related to baseless media reports", claimed Sharif. (more...)
Budgam attack: Police version Budgam attack: Police version
- May 12, 2018

According to the police statement militants attempted to force their entry inside a Guard post at Budgam. He said that in the process the said official was injured, who consequently succumbed to his injury . Martyred jawan Sgct Shamim Ahmad hailed from a Hanjan Yaripora Kulgam. The policeman was attacked at Soibugh in Budgam district, about 26 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (more...)

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