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US Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions US Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions
- May 24, 2018

The Pentagon made clear Wednesday that it rejects that claim. "The Pentagon's decision on disinvitation of Chinese military in the RIMPAC exercise, we find that a very unconstructive move, non-constructive move". "That is the right to self-defense and preservation of every sovereign state", said Wang who compared the buildup to US bases on Guam and Hawaii though on a "smaller scale" and only defensive in nature. (more...)
At EPA summit, Pruitt says water contaminant a 'national priority' At EPA summit, Pruitt says water contaminant a 'national priority'
- May 24, 2018

Even with the safety of the nation at stake, it seemed like there were far more pressing issues for the EPA at the time, such as the number of reporters they are willing to fit into the venue. "When the public feels you're holding back, then the public starts not to trust you", Olson said. They've been linked to thyroid disease, testicular cancer and fertility issues. (more...)
Iran's economy has grown immune to U.S. sanctions Iran's economy has grown immune to U.S. sanctions
- May 24, 2018

He also said European leaders were concerned about the future of the transatlantic relationship, but expected it to withstand differences over Iran and other thorny issues. However, in Paris, France's foreign minister said the USA decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal would strengthen Tehran's hardliners and endanger the region. (more...)
Santa Fe High student died while protecting others Santa Fe High student died while protecting others
- May 24, 2018

Somebody probably came and hurt him, and since he was a strong boy I don't know what could have happened, I can't say what happened". "I have guns , I am a hunter and had a farm which I rented in the 1980s", Antonios Pagourtzis told Greek Antenna TV . (more...)
Tiffany shares soar 12% premarket after earnings blow past estimates Tiffany shares soar 12% premarket after earnings blow past estimates
- May 24, 2018

Shares of Tiffany & Co. stock opened at $117.25 on Wednesday. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $14.85 billion company. A Tiffany store is seen in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., March 13, 2017. Also, insider Andrew W. Hart sold 776 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 23rd. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink . (more...)
Houston Astros Honor Texas School Shooting Victims Houston Astros Honor Texas School Shooting Victims
- May 24, 2018

Among the measures coming out of the meeting that Abbott said he would like to see implemented quickly were expanding school safety training programs, bolstering threat assessment systems and expanding a pilot program created to screen for students who might be a threat to themselves or others. (more...)
NFL owners say players must stand for the National Anthem NFL owners say players must stand for the National Anthem
- May 24, 2018

Teams would not have the ability to force players to take the field for the anthem, however. Teammates Kaepernick and Eric Reid are now suing the league and alleging that NFL teams colluded to keep them unemployed after they began protesting . (more...)
Elon Musk to fix Tesla 'braking flaw' Elon Musk to fix Tesla 'braking flaw'
- May 23, 2018

Previously, Musk responded to queries on twitter about Australian prices for the Model 3 by saying that the cost will be the same as the United States plus conversion rates, import duties and taxes which includes luxury vehicle tax and GST. (more...)
Brandi Chastain Plaque's Unlikeness to Soccer Star Jeered Brandi Chastain Plaque's Unlikeness to Soccer Star Jeered
- May 23, 2018

And she was not alone. They compared it to Mickey Rooney , Jon Voight and even Babe Ruth . Brandi Chastain , the soccer star whose pull-her-jersey-off goal celebration in the 1999 World Cup provided one of sport's most iconic moments, is the latest, er, victim of sculptural farcicalism. (more...)
Arsenal appoint Unai Emery as new manager Arsenal appoint Unai Emery as new manager
- May 23, 2018

Until the beginning of this week, former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta - now an assistant manager at English Premier League champions Manchester City - was widely regarded as favorite for the job. They feel with their heart Arsenal . "His teams improve over time ". "In the personal meetings Unai was incredibly impressive, he had a detailed knowledge of the club and was very well prepared". (more...)
R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex' R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex'
- May 23, 2018

Faith Rodgers says that she met Kelly when she was nineteen and began a year long relationship with him - initially over the phone. Speaking to correspondent Jericka Duncan on This Morning , she outlined a variety of disturbing details of events that she alleges took place when she was 19. (more...)
Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby
- May 23, 2018

Darryl Clinton told the Honolulu television station KHON that he was on the roof of a home helping to put out fires from flying rocks when an explosion a couple hundred yards away launched a " lava bomb " his way. The power plant generates electricity by harnessing heated water in 11 production wells to turn a turbine. When officials refer to "quenching", Travis explained, they mean "filling [the wells] full of cold water so that the weight of the cold water sitting in the pipe, the long ... (more...)
Orlando Police Department tests facial recognition software Orlando Police Department tests facial recognition software
- May 23, 2018

Highlighting "the possibility that those labeled suspicious by governments-such as undocumented immigrants or black activists-will be targeted for Rekognition surveillance", the coalition of advocacy groups urged Amazon to "act swiftly to stand up for civil rights and civil liberties, including those of its own customers, and take Rekognition off the table for governments". (more...)
Tamil Nadu SSLC Result 2018 declared; Check online at Tnresults Tamil Nadu SSLC Result 2018 declared; Check online at Tnresults
- May 23, 2018

To check TN class 10th 2018 score, candidates must login with the registration number and Date of Birth (DOB) as available in the admit card. Apart from the Tamil Nadu board's official websites; students can also check their results from the DGE's web portals; dg1.tn.nic.in. (more...)
U.S. employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds' U.S. employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'
- May 23, 2018

The statement continues with a warning: "While in China, if you experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises, do not attempt to locate their source ". "The Chinese government has assured us they are also investigating and taking appropriate measures". Symptoms included headaches and hearing loss. "Twenty-four people have had symptoms and findings consistent with what looks like a mild traumatic brain injury", State Department ... (more...)
Marks & Spencer tackles structural issues as profits slump Marks & Spencer tackles structural issues as profits slump
- May 23, 2018

M&S had in November 2016 launched a five-year overhaul of its United Kingdom stores amid fierce competition from supermarkets and budget garment chain Primark - as well as online giants like Amazon. That was ahead of analysts' average forecast of 573 million pounds but down from 613.8 million pounds made in 2016-17. Marks & Spencer has been condemned to a second straight year of falling profits after the high street giant racked up a huge bill for store closures, as it prepares to shut 100 ... (more...)
Sterlite plant protests leave 9 dead Sterlite plant protests leave 9 dead
- May 23, 2018

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condemned the police action expressed sympathies for the families of people who died. Congress president Rahul Gandhi termed the killings a "brutal example of state-sponsored terrorism". The state's main opposition DMK party slammed the government for failing to address the concerns of the local people. Kamal Haasan also blamed the government for ignoring peaceful protests. (more...)
Trump Steps Up Attacks on Russia Probe Trump Steps Up Attacks on Russia Probe
- May 23, 2018

She said Democrats were cut out because they had not requested the same materials that their Republican colleagues had. "I didn't want to be involved in bringing in this kind of information", he said. In the same Quinnipiac poll, 54 percent of Americans said they think Mueller is conducting a "fair" investigation, but that response splits along partisan lines. (more...)
Trump rule change would hit Planned Parenthood in Vermont Trump rule change would hit Planned Parenthood in Vermont
- May 23, 2018

Cardinal Dolan said the USCCB will offer comments during that period. The bulk of what Planned Parenthood does is preventative care, and that is what Title X is about. "Americans should not be forced to have their tax dollars fund abortion". While the use of federal funds for abortions is prohibited under Title X and other programs, anti-abortion groups have long argued that money is fungible and can still indirectly support the procedure if it goes to groups like Planned Parenthood. (more...)
In Afghanistan explosion: many dead In Afghanistan explosion: many dead
- May 23, 2018

At least five small children were wounded in the explosion , he said. The route of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline passes through large areas under Taliban control or influence. At the moment, no terrorist or extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. President Ashraf Ghani praised the bravery of the intelligence and security forces for attempting to foil the bombing. (more...)
Kane Williamson becomes leading run-scorer in IPL 2018 Kane Williamson becomes leading run-scorer in IPL 2018
- May 23, 2018

With Thakur edging three boundaries off the penultimate over, du Plessis sealed the win in style with a straight six off Kumar, to finish with an important 67 off 42 balls. Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan (2-11) brilliantly mixed up his googlies and sharp leg breaks in his four overs as he dismissed Dhoni (9) and Dwayne Bravo (7). (more...)
School-safety roundtable discussions held after Texas shooting School-safety roundtable discussions held after Texas shooting
- May 22, 2018

Price said, aside from more police, administrators are urging students and staff, if they see something out of the ordinary to say something and report it. The discussions will start in Austin , and Abbott says they will include lawmakers, educators, students, parents, gun-rights advocates and shooting survivors. (more...)
Voter guide to Kentucky primary election Voter guide to Kentucky primary election
- May 22, 2018

Voting only takes a few minutes and polls are located in many convenient locations. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference. "November turnout is going to be higher than 14 percent, and that's what concerns me", he said. Voters can vote at any polling place in Williamson County from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. (more...)
This Argument On Scottish Independence Got VERY Heated This Argument On Scottish Independence Got VERY Heated
- May 22, 2018

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit . "The SNP will pursue independence at any cost, and the cost to the Scottish public will be staggering". We would give up our say over interest rate policy, exchange rate policy and inflation. (more...)
Farm Bill fails in House of Representatives Farm Bill fails in House of Representatives
- May 22, 2018

The farm bill , which failed on the House floor Friday , will get a second vote June 22 after a vote on a conservative immigration bill earlier that week, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said Monday. The Conservation Title itself faced proposed cuts, even as more farmers are interested in enrolling in programs that would boost soil health, decrease water pollution and expand wildlife habitat. (more...)
Assad secures last rebel areas of Damascus from Isis Assad secures last rebel areas of Damascus from Isis
- May 22, 2018

On Sunday, a war monitor said fighters had begun withdrawing from the area towards Islamic State territory in eastern Syria under a surrender deal, but state media said fighting continued. After a brief ceasefire, some 1,600 people, including IS jihadists and their relatives, left the area on Sunday and Monday under the cover of darkness, said the Britain-based war monitor. (more...)
Foreign Media Arrive For North Korea Nuke Site Closing Foreign Media Arrive For North Korea Nuke Site Closing
- May 22, 2018

China has countered a USA warning that it should tighten its border with North Korea until a deal is reached on denuclearization. Mr Trump did not say what conditions the U.S. He added that the word is that recently the border has become much more porous and that more has been filtering in. Pompeo planned to be at the White House on Tuesday for the meetings with Moon. (more...)
Trump praises Haspel as she takes over at CIA Trump praises Haspel as she takes over at CIA
- May 22, 2018

She says she was "very uncomfortable" with Haspel's answers during a classified briefing. The career Central Intelligence Agency officer took the oath to defend the United States against against all enemies, foreign and domestic, from Vice President Mike Pence . (more...)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Sports gambling should be governed by federal law NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Sports gambling should be governed by federal law
- May 22, 2018

The NFL , according to ESPN's Don Van Natta , wants the sports books to pay for the rights to statistical data and video. His comments come as states, including New Jersey, race to pass laws regulating sports betting . Goodell also wants law enforcement to be able to "protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and overseas". The NBA , PGA Tour , and MLB have been talking to state lawmakers about an " integrity fee ", where sports books would hand over 1 percent of all ... (more...)
Cougar Attack Leaves One Dead in WA Cougar Attack Leaves One Dead in WA
- May 22, 2018

Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The first victim saw his friend being pulled by the cougar. "Stereotypically, these are the animals that tend to let themselves be seen, and in quite a few of the attacks that have happened, it's been younger animals", Fahy said. (more...)

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