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Spring like temps and showers expected this week Spring like temps and showers expected this week
- March 27, 2018

That leads us to the week's best as Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s! The warmth expands a bit further on Friday while increasing rain chances and overcast skies, as temperatures soar into the lower 60s again. (more...)
Speculation on Kim visit to China rife as train departs Speculation on Kim visit to China rife as train departs
- March 27, 2018

Residents living near one of the most heavily guarded buildings in the Chinese capital reported unusually tight levels of security. Nobody answered the telephone at the North Korean embassy in Beijing on Monday evening. If anything, the trip recalls those Kim's father, Kim Jong Il made in the 2000s, in that it used his own personal train, which moves slowly and requires a huge security detail. (more...)
No charges to be filed in Alton Sterling death No charges to be filed in Alton Sterling death
- March 27, 2018

Sterling was fatally shot outside of the Triple S Food Mart during a struggle with the officers, which touched off weeks of unrest in the city and clashes between protesters and police. He added BRPD officers arrived about 25 minutes later and as Officer Howie Lake approached Sterling, he was in a transaction with two females. At one point when Sterling's right hand was not visible to cameras, Salamoni yelled that Sterling was "going for the gun", according to the Justice Department. (more...)
Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker
- March 27, 2018

Ryan has come under heavy criticism from the "Trumpist" wing of the Republican Party he leads in the House, a fact Amodei acknowledged as he discussed the rumor. Republicans would be stunned if there was an outright resignation, in the middle of the term, without any political scandal, and many would suspect they had little chance to win the majority in November. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats, denies accreditation to three more North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats, denies accreditation to three more
- March 27, 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses the media at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 27, 2018. "Two Russian diplomats identified as undeclared intelligence officers will be expelled by the Australian government for actions inconsistent with their status, pursuant to the Vienna Conventions". (more...)
White House looking into loans to Kushner's business White House looking into loans to Kushner's business
- March 27, 2018

The fact that McGahn knows there is oversight here should be enough to keep him from destroying evidence, at least. Apol's letter acknowledges that even the discussion of private business during Kushner's meetings with the financial executives could be cause for concern, but " more importantly, if there was a connection between the potential loan and an official act, it could raise an issue under 18 U.S.C. (more...)
Putin says Russian shopping complex fire was caused by 'criminal negligence' Putin says Russian shopping complex fire was caused by 'criminal negligence'
- March 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Monday expelled 60 Russian Diplomats and has shut down the Russian Consulate based in Seattle because of its proximity to a submarine base and expel the diplomats for "aggressive" intelligence collection. London expelled 23 Russian diplomats. The Kremlin denies any involvement in the incident involving the Skripals. The foreign ministry summoned Russia's Ambassador Farit Muhametshin on Tuesday to inform him of the decision, which followed similar ... (more...)
New Zealand says it can't find Russian spies to expel New Zealand says it can't find Russian spies to expel
- March 27, 2018

The U.S. and all European Union member states have agreed that it is highly probable that the poisoning carried out in the British city of Salisbury was perpetrated by Russian Federation. The staff expelled by Washington includes 12 people identified by the United States as intelligence officers from Russia's mission to the United Nations headquarters in NY. (more...)
ICE deports Army veteran who came to country legally, served in Afghanistan ICE deports Army veteran who came to country legally, served in Afghanistan
- March 27, 2018

This flag was used in Kandahar, where he served, and was given to him for his service. A U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico , U.S. Perez said his conviction was the result of his PTSD. On Friday, she wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asking her to halt Perez's deportation and to personally review the case. (more...)
Trump expressed hope to see Rob Porter return to White House Trump expressed hope to see Rob Porter return to White House
- March 27, 2018

As the Times reports the president is aware he "cannot bring" Porter back to the White House but "misses the staff structure" of which Porter played an internal role. Trump stressed that Porter denied the allegations, saying, "He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that". A White House spokesman did not return a request for comment from the Daily News. (more...)
CNN Poll: Trump Approval at 42 Percent - Up Seven Since February CNN Poll: Trump Approval at 42 Percent - Up Seven Since February
- March 27, 2018

Approval is up 7 points overall since February, including 6-point increases among Republicans (from 80% to 86% now) and independents (from 35% to 41% now). Trump's White House tenure has been buffeted by a marked turnover of key officials, with Trump firing both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. (more...)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
- March 27, 2018

The notice for a no-confidence motion, that was moved by Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress , may finally be taken up in the Parliament on Tuesday after the TRS said that it would cease protests in both the Houses over its demand for reservations. (more...)
6 minutes of silence at rally to mark 6 minutes of carnage 6 minutes of silence at rally to mark 6 minutes of carnage
- March 27, 2018

Then, she stopped speaking. Amy Schumer, Connie Britton and Skai Jackson are among those expected to speak in Los Angeles, while various gun reform advocates will speak in NY. Within 24 hours of the February 14 shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which 17 people were slain, the Parkland students catapulted themselves into the forefront of the gun-control movement - calling out lawmakers who take contributions from the NRA and vowing that they would be the "last" mass ... (more...)
Pakistani TV channel hires transgender anchor Pakistani TV channel hires transgender anchor
- March 27, 2018

In Pakistan, many people from the transgender community have been forced into jobs they don't want to do ( e.g. prostitution, begging etc) due to acceptance issues. She said the bold move is a reflection of the fact that "Pakistan has the ability and space to accept its people and to hire them for their talent and not their gender". (more...)
Former radio jockey hacked to death near Kilimanoor Former radio jockey hacked to death near Kilimanoor
- March 27, 2018

In the attack, one other person also got injured who was brutally beaten by the goons. Madavoor native Rajesh (34), a folk singer, was hacked by a 4-member gang which reached his private studio in a red Swift vehicle at 2 'o clock and hacked him. (more...)
Karnataka elections: Amit Shah accuses Siddaramaiah govt of dividing Hindus
- March 27, 2018

Upon realising his error, Amit Shah corrected himself and said, "Arre, Siddaramaiah government is number one in corruption". The state cabinet had recently chose to recommend to the Centre to accord religious minority status to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, in a move seen as an attempt to chip away at the BJP's strong Lingayat voter base. (more...)
Putin blames 'criminal negligence' for deadly shopping mall fire Putin blames 'criminal negligence' for deadly shopping mall fire
- March 27, 2018

Putin, re-elected only this month, laid flowers at a memorial to the victims in the coal-producing region about 3,600 km (2,200 miles) east of Moscow, before chairing a meeting and declaring a national day of mourning be held on Wednesday. She added that the investigators already " received evidence of flagrant violations which led to such grave consequences " both during the commissioning of the building and while it was in use. (more...)
Khap interference in marriages absolutely illegal: SC Khap interference in marriages absolutely illegal: SC
- March 27, 2018

The court said the fundamental right of two people who wish to get married to each other and live peacefully is absolute. The top court disposed off a petition filed against Khap panchayats by an NGO called Shakti Vahini, and said "any illegal assembly "khap" can not prevent the marriage between two consenting adults ". (more...)
Trump Dumps McMaster, Hires Bolton as National Security Advisor Trump Dumps McMaster, Hires Bolton as National Security Advisor
- March 27, 2018

Also on Sunday, Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, spokesman for the influential parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy , told the semi-official ISNA news agency that Bolton's appointment, as well as that of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo to US Secretary of State, "proves that the final US goal is overthrowing the Islamic Republic (of Iran )". (more...)
USA sends China to-do list to reduce trade imbalance USA sends China to-do list to reduce trade imbalance
- March 27, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listed steps that Washington wants China to take in a letter to Liu He, a newly appointed vice premier who oversees China's economy, the Journal said , quoting sources with knowledge of the matter. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica Accused of Violating US Election Laws Cambridge Analytica Accused of Violating US Election Laws
- March 27, 2018

The social media site is also facing new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The urgency for Facebook to be similarly clear is only compounded by how much more powerful its advertising product will become as its AI development is connected to what is surely the largest database of psychological and behavioral user information ever compiled. (more...)
United States to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census United States to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
- March 27, 2018

Ross acknowledged in his memo Monday that the department will not be able to determine how much the citizenship question might impact "responsiveness" in the 2020 survey. Between 1820 and 1950, nearly every decennial census asked a question on citizenship in some form. "Today, surveys of sample populations, such as the Current Population Survey and the ACS, continue to ask a question on citizenship". (more...)
Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head in Md. school shooting Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head in Md. school shooting
- March 27, 2018

The female victim sustained life threatening injuries, and is now in critical condition at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center. Gaskill fired one shot at the shooter, who simultaneously fired a shot as well; the shooter sustained a life threatening injury from the exchange. (more...)
No alarms and exits blocked… 64 die trapped in Russian mall blaze No alarms and exits blocked… 64 die trapped in Russian mall blaze
- March 27, 2018

Authorities said there was no immediate indication of the cause of the fire . Russian officials have already acknowledged an investigation into "serious violations", including blocked fire exits and alarms that either never worked or had been turned off. (more...)
Bishop says government 'not considering' World Cup boycott after Russian spy attack Bishop says government 'not considering' World Cup boycott after Russian spy attack
- March 27, 2018

Morocco's national football team coach, Herve Renard, knows who he wants for his 23-man 2018 World Cup squad. "There are a whole range of further options of action that could be taken, the boycott of the World Cup is one of the further actions that could be taken in relation to this matter", Bishop told reporters in Canberra. (more...)
Hours before his death, French cop shot in terror attack Wednesday fiancee Hours before his death, French cop shot in terror attack Wednesday fiancee
- March 27, 2018

Lakdim, 25, shot two occupants of a auto in Carcassonne, hijacked the vehicle and opened fire on police officers before storming a supermarket in Trebes and taking several people hostage . Investigators have found notes at Lakdim's home in Carcassonne referring to Daesh (the so-called IS), a legal source said, including a handwritten letter in which he claimed allegiance to Daesh. (more...)
Poll dates for Karnataka announced, voting to take place on 12 May Poll dates for Karnataka announced, voting to take place on 12 May
- March 27, 2018

Besides visiting a number of mutts associated with various communities, including Lingayats and Dalits, Shah will also address farmers' and traders' meetings, take out a road show and attend party events in the poll-bound state, a BJP statement said. (more...)
37 dead, 69 missing in Russian shopping centre fire 37 dead, 69 missing in Russian shopping centre fire
- March 27, 2018

Sunday was the first day of a week-long school holiday in Russian Federation. Russia's Investigative Committee spoke of blocked exits and " serious violations " at the Winter Cherry mall. It said a criminal probe has been opened and that five people were arrested including an official of the mall's security firm who is suspected of deactivating the public address system when the fire broke out. (more...)
Family plans autopsy for black man shot by Sacramento police
- March 27, 2018

They were responding to reports about someone in the neighborhood breaking auto windows. Protesters occupied City Hall, blocked highway traffic and confronted riot police in response to one of the most egregious instances of police violence in recent years. (more...)
Obama ponders creating 'a million young Barack Obamas' Obama ponders creating 'a million young Barack Obamas'
- March 27, 2018

Former President Barack Obama said he hopes to create a "million young Barack Obamas" through his foundation's work in developing progressive leaders. "North Korea is a real threat", Obama, who is now visiting Japan as part of a four-nation tour of Asia and Oceania, said at an worldwide forum in Tokyo hosted by a private organization. (more...)

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