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Yankees/Red Sox Rivalry Escalates Into Bench-Clearing Brawl Yankees/Red Sox Rivalry Escalates Into Bench-Clearing Brawl
- April 13, 2018

But if they do, you wear it and take your base. "The only thing I would had done different than Joe Kelly tonight", Martinez, now an analyst for MLB Network, wrote on Twitter , "is I would've hit Tyler Austin at his previous at bat". (more...)
Afghan District Governor Among Several Killed in Taliban Attack Afghan District Governor Among Several Killed in Taliban Attack
- April 13, 2018

Ordinary Afghans are increasingly in the crosshairs of militants, a United Nations report showed Thursday, with the number of civilians killed or wounded in attacks deliberately targeting them more than doubling in the first quarter. Fifteen security forces were killed. The attackers planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming and quickly took responsibility for the attack. (more...)
Senior Chinese diplomat, Senior Chinese diplomat, "large-scale" art troupe headed to North Korea: KCNA
- April 13, 2018

Song Tao, who serves as head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the art troupe will participate in the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival (ASFAF). "The move appears meant to strengthen cultural exchanges following the North-China summit", Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman at Seoul's unification ministry, told a press briefing. (more...)
Trump says Russian Federation ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller Trump says Russian Federation ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller
- April 13, 2018

However, US policymakers would have to seek to ensure that Russian personnel in Syria were not killed or injured in any such strike, Kwiatkowski pointed out. Velayati said he hoped the northern Idlib province, which is dominated by al-Qaida militants would be the next to fall to government forces. "The President indicated in a tweet that the bombs would be "smart" and the response a major one". (more...)
Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me
- April 13, 2018

The details of the response effort were first reported by CNN . Further, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showed the hand that Republicans plan to play ahead of the release of Comey's memoir " A Higher Loyalty " next week and his accompanying media tour to promote it. (more...)
Democrats say no threats to Pruitt, urge oversight hearing on EPA spending Democrats say no threats to Pruitt, urge oversight hearing on EPA spending
- April 12, 2018

The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representative's oversight committee told Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday his agency has not provided requested documents about expensive air travel, including documents related to any threats that had been made on Pruitt. (more...)
Video captures girls jumping off balcony to escape fire Video captures girls jumping off balcony to escape fire
- April 11, 2018

Good Samaritan Tony Nehmi climbed to the roof of a building that was on fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, to rescue two girls who were trapped inside, he told ABC News. The fire broke out in a dance studio on Monday evening. "Oh my god, the girls was so scared, crying and screaming", said Nehmi. But others could not reach the ladder and started to drop to the ground, desperate to escape. (more...)
Yogi government installs saffron statue of Dr BR Ambedkar Yogi government installs saffron statue of Dr BR Ambedkar
- April 11, 2018

Ambedkar's statues anywhere in India depict him dressed in a blue-colour coat. Veeru Sonkar, state general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Khatik Samaj, said, "The saffron statue of the Dalit icon comes soon after the state government emphasised on "Ramji" as his middle name". (more...)
Hungary: Pro-refugee NGOs first targets of new parliament Hungary: Pro-refugee NGOs first targets of new parliament
- April 11, 2018

Images of the Hungarian-born Soros, 87, were plastered on billboards and Orban depicted opposition figures running in the election as "Soros candidates". "It is entirely clear.from the election result that Hungarians have decided that only they can decide with whom they want to live in Hungary , and the government will stick to this position". (more...)
Trump considering response to Syria attack Trump considering response to Syria attack
- April 10, 2018

An escalating war of words has broken out between Moscow and Washington over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising worldwide tensions amid calls for action at an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting. (more...)
Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Written Testimony For Congress Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Written Testimony For Congress
- April 10, 2018

When it learned in 2015 that Kogan had shared his data trove with Cambridge Analytica , Zuckerberg said , Facebook banned Kogan's app from the site and demanded that he and Cambridge Analytica certify that they had deleted the data. New Zealand's privacy commissioner, John Edwards, said he was urgently seeking further information from Facebook on how New Zealanders data was used by Cambridge Analytica, and is working closely with his counterparts in the US, UK Australia and Canada to ... (more...)
North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington
- April 10, 2018

The news was confirmed when North Korea has shown their willingness to discuss the issue. Trump had said he would meet with Kim by May. Trump later threatened to hold off on signing the renegotiated deal until after his summit with Kim, which was widely seen as a move to pressure Seoul to remain tough with Pyongyang. (more...)
Death toll rises to 15 in Canadian junior hockey team bus crash Death toll rises to 15 in Canadian junior hockey team bus crash
- April 09, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to the families affected by the accident through Twitter . Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said: "To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organisation, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan's hearts". (more...)
Fremont County Forecast: Chance for snow flurries Fremont County Forecast: Chance for snow flurries
- April 09, 2018

Little accumulation is expected. Snow overspreads the area Sunday afternoon, with the bulk of the accumulating snow coming Sunday night into Monday morning. This storm will have the potential to bring a mix of rain and snow early in the day, followed by some afternoon rain showers with highs in the lower to middle 40s. (more...)
After GST, PM Modi dispensation unveils GSD - Govt Sponsored Disruption, says TMC After GST, PM Modi dispensation unveils GSD - Govt Sponsored Disruption, says TMC
- April 08, 2018

On Friday, MP Ashok Dohre had written to the PM, claiming that following the April 2 violence in the state during the agitation against the "dilution" of the SC/ST Act, Dalits were being targeted. "The meeting with the Prime Minister only underscored that at the heart of our friendship with India are the values that we share: a commitment to freedom, democracy, and the rule of law", the Congressman said. (more...)
Lashkar denies, condemns killing of Hajin youth Lashkar denies, condemns killing of Hajin youth
- April 08, 2018

Abdul Gaffar successfully escaped the abduction despite being fired upon his belly. The police said that the headless body of the victim Manzoor Ahmed Butt was found lying in an apple orchard, a few kilometres away from his home in Hajin's Bonkhan Mohalla, on Friday morning. (more...)
Vatican Arrests Former DC-Based Diplomat on Child Pornography Charges Vatican Arrests Former DC-Based Diplomat on Child Pornography Charges
- April 08, 2018

It was not possible to reach Capella, who the Vatican said was being held in a cell in the Vatican's police barracks. A one-time top Vatican diplomat was locked up Saturday on allegations of downloading child pornography during a Christmas season visit to Canada, officials said. (more...)
India Floats Multibillion-Dollar Global Tender for 110 Fighter Aircraft India Floats Multibillion-Dollar Global Tender for 110 Fighter Aircraft
- April 07, 2018

The remaining 93-94 aircraft must be built in India by a "strategic partner/Indian production agency (SP/IPA)". The total cost of the procurement could be between $15 billion to $20 billion dollars. Currently, the IAF has 32 combat squadrons against a sanctioned strength of 39.5, which is sought to be raised to 42. This is the first major tender to be floated after seven billion Euros (Rs 59,000 crore) deal for 36 Rafale jets was inked by India with France in 2016 in a Government to ... (more...)
Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court
- April 07, 2018

It is a race catching national attention. Kenosha County was one of 24 Wisconsin counties President Donald Trump won in 2016 that backed a liberal candidate for the supreme court seat. Screnock campaigned as a traditional conservative jurist, saying he would interpret the law as written and decrying judicial activism. Vos also has the gall to say he "wants judges who follow the rule of the law", when the majority of judges in our Supreme Court have proven by their decisions that ... (more...)
Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters
- April 06, 2018

In a statement last week, the group accused the Jewish Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council and Jewish Labour Movement of "playing a unsafe game with people's lives". A Momentum spokesman said: "As made clear in our recent statement, Momentum is committed to stamping out antisemitism across the Labour movement". "I can not work alongside individuals who seek to silence the legitimate concerns of Jewish Labour members, or who remain silent in the face of blatant racism". (more...)
Former Brazilian President to be jailed Former Brazilian President to be jailed
- April 06, 2018

Social media exploded with expressions for and against the ex-President. The court's debate underscored how fraught the matter is at a time of high tension and angst in Brazil, which is struggling to emerge from a crippling recession and is four years into a major corruption scandal that has ensnared much of the country's elite, including da Silva. (more...)
Active Shooter Reported At YouTube HQ In San Bruno, Calif. Active Shooter Reported At YouTube HQ In San Bruno, Calif.
- April 04, 2018

Video of the event was reportedly captured, as police brought people out of YouTube with their hands raised, because they hadn't yet reportedly determined the shooter. Google , the parent company of YouTube , addressed the incident in a statement on its communications account. Was anyone hurt in the San Bruno shooting? Cops have advised people to steer clear. (more...)
Putin and Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear reactor Putin and Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear reactor
- April 04, 2018

Despite their differences over Syria , Turkey and Russian Federation are forging closer ties, particularly in the economic field. "We agreed with my dear friend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , to do everything necessary to achieve that goal". (more...)
Trump administration sues California over federal land sales Trump administration sues California over federal land sales
- April 04, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is putting this harebrained policy proposal to rest. Deed recording is governed by state laws so California officials contend the legislation does not violate the Supremacy Clause. The federal government owns about 640 million acres of land in the USA (28 percent of all land). "Our public lands should not be on the auction block to the highest bidder", Becerra said. (more...)
Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky stage protests Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky stage protests
- April 03, 2018

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Education Association announced that it is seeking a $10,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers over three years, a $5,000 pay raise for support professionals over three years, a cost-of-living adjustment for retirees, and the restoration of funding for education and core government services. (more...)
Syrian Government Declares Victory Over Eastern Ghouta Syrian Government Declares Victory Over Eastern Ghouta
- April 03, 2018

These include more than 1,000 people - fighters from another faction, Faylaq al-Rahman, and family members - who left Douma late Sunday, according to regime media. Pro-opposition media sources reported that all of Monday's evacuees were sick and injured civilians. "Later, fighters rejecting the deal would exit the area while the others stay inside the city with their light weapons", the sources said, adding that Russia's military police would then be deployed inside Douma to take control of ... (more...)
Korean art troupe to leave for N. Korea Korean art troupe to leave for N. Korea
- April 02, 2018

The South Koreans will perform on Sunday in a theater that holds about 1,500 people, and artists from North and South will perform together in a 10,000-capacity stadium on Tuesday. During a surprise visit to Beijing last week, China said Kim indicated he is willing to talk with Trump about giving up nuclear weapons. The cultural events are aimed at maintaining a reconciliatory atmosphere ahead of a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27th. (more...)
Widow of gunman in Fla. attack is acquitted Widow of gunman in Fla. attack is acquitted
- April 02, 2018

On the other hand, "Pulse victims and their families sat in stone-faced silence", and left the courtroom without making a statement to the media. "The more we learned", he said , "the better Noor Salman looked". Salman did not testify during the trial. "On this Good Friday, the family wants to say we're very sorry for the family members and friends of the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and also the survivors of that terrible attack", a representative from Salman's ... (more...)
China space lab re-entry may be delayed China space lab re-entry may be delayed
- April 01, 2018

While the reentry is likely to create a memorable light show for any astronomers lucky enough to spot it, it is now challenging to predict when exactly the space station will fall. It's most likely to be along the white lines. Though it has attempted to reassure the world about the spacecraft, the country still has no idea where parts of the space station will land. (more...)
Governor Fallin Signs Historic Teacher Pay, State Employee Raise Deal Governor Fallin Signs Historic Teacher Pay, State Employee Raise Deal
- March 31, 2018

Consumers will pay $1 more per pack of cigarettes. Lawmakers also plan to cap the amount of itemized deductions Oklahomans can claim on their taxes. "Today, they started dismantling it by cutting millions out of the plan". The district said that although buildings will be closed, the district will use school buses to provide box lunches to students. Teachers there walked off the job for nine days in February and March, prompting the state legislature to fund pay increases for public employees. (more...)
NY: Prisoner Escapes ICE Custody at Kennedy Airport and Jumps Into Taxi NY: Prisoner Escapes ICE Custody at Kennedy Airport and Jumps Into Taxi
- March 30, 2018

The man, who officials say is a "violent deportee", had a previous arrest stemming from a weapons charge, the New York Daily News reported. The circumstances surrounding the detainee's escape were not immediately clear. The agents had taken off his handcuffs when he was brought through screening, and he was about to be then escorted onto a plane when he ran away. Officials said no passengers were ever in any danger. (more...)
Smith, Warner banned for a year over cheating scandal Smith, Warner banned for a year over cheating scandal
- March 29, 2018

An internal investigation by Cricket Australia found that Bancroft had been guilty only of carrying out instructions "to artificially alter the condition of the ball". He was filmed with the tape and trying to hide it down the front of his pants. " David Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future", CA said in the statement. (more...)
Mbappe scores twice as France beats Russian Federation in friendly Mbappe scores twice as France beats Russian Federation in friendly
- March 29, 2018

Following this, Pogba doubled France's lead early in the second half, courtesy of a brilliant free-kick. Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United board to consider Aaron Ramsey as a better option to Paul Pogba as he looks to force through a summer transfer for the Arsenal star. (more...)
Trump hails California county that balked at sanctuary law Trump hails California county that balked at sanctuary law
- March 29, 2018

Hutchens announced on Monday she will put all county jail inmates' release dates online to get around SB 54 , a law that took effect on January 1 and now prohibits local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with immigration authorities. (more...)
Did Trump's Lawyer Plan to Pardon Away the Mueller Probe? Did Trump's Lawyer Plan to Pardon Away the Mueller Probe?
- March 29, 2018

Mueller's office did not make a judgment on what van der Zwaan's sentence should be, but pointed out his experience as a longtime lawyer and the fact that he lied to them after Gates and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were indicted in the Russian Federation probe. (more...)