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Trump pushes idea of adding 'Space Force' to USA military Trump pushes idea of adding 'Space Force' to USA military
- May 02, 2018

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration was considering forming a "space force" branch of the military. "I know that each of you will serve with the same determination and commitment to character that have earned you distinction on the gridiron", Trump told the cadets. (more...)
Southwest flight makes diversion landing in Cleveland due to cracked window Southwest flight makes diversion landing in Cleveland due to cracked window
- May 02, 2018

Marty Martinez, who was also on the previous flight, spoke with reporters and described what happened. "On my way to NJ for work and #Southwest957 gets a window crack", said Alejandro Aguina on Twitter. The emergency landing comes two weeks after a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine explosion and a blown out window . (more...)
Local Boy Scout Leader: Program, Not Organization Changing Name Local Boy Scout Leader: Program, Not Organization Changing Name
- May 02, 2018

The newly named "Scouts BSA" will start accepting girls next year . The decision to drop "boy" from its name comes as the organization prepares to start accepting girls into its program next year. "We want you to join!'" The Boy Scouts now count some 2.3 million youth participants, a spokeswoman says. The organization says it has almost 2.3 million youth members between 5 and 21, a decrease from the 2.8 million members in 2012. (more...)
31US Court Obliges Iran to Pay Billions to Families of 9/11 Victims 31US Court Obliges Iran to Pay Billions to Families of 9/11 Victims
- May 02, 2018

After failing to secure compensation from Saudi Arabia , a United States court has directed Iran to pay billions of dollars to the relatives of the individuals who were killed in September 11 attacks. This case is just one part of a larger suit from the families of the victim of 9/11 against Saudi Arabia, which the country tried and failed to have dismissed last month. (more...)
New York Times publishes list of Mueller's questions for Trump New York Times publishes list of Mueller's questions for Trump
- May 02, 2018

The already slim chances of Trump sitting for a voluntary interview with Mueller's investigators are growing dimmer, sources close to the President say. Some commentators have argued that if there was a conspiracy involving the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, we would have seen the charges by now. (more...)
Libya violence: Twelve killed in Tripoli election headquarters attack Libya violence: Twelve killed in Tripoli election headquarters attack
- May 02, 2018

At least seven people were killed in the attack, according to the commission's spokesman Khaled Amar, who was in one of the buildings but managed to escape. "The statement reiterates Egypt's call for the global community to help combat financing and support to terrorist organizations, and to deny them safe haven, as well as to combat foreign attempts to smuggle weapons to Libya in violation of United Nations resolutions", the statement concluded. (more...)
Black bear spotted roaming around New Jersey neighborhood Black bear spotted roaming around New Jersey neighborhood
- May 02, 2018

Paramus police urged residents to stay indoors and admitted they were unable to capture the bear. After a short chase, the 200 pound bear spent a majority of his day, almost 12 hours, in a tree before jumping down and slipping away into the night. (more...)
South Korean President Moon: Trump 'Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize' South Korean President Moon: Trump 'Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize'
- May 02, 2018

His tone belied the historic nature of the planned summit , which if it goes ahead will be the first ever meeting between U.S. and North Korean leaders. "If we meet often and build trust with the United States and if an end to the war and nonaggression are promised, why would we live in difficulty with nuclear weapons?" Fulfilling another pledge made at Friday's summit in the border village of Panmunjom , North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea ... (more...)
Glenn Glenn "Kane" Jacobs Wins Knox County Mayoral Republican Primary, Recount Expected
- May 02, 2018

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane first announced he was running for the gig past year - a big job in a county with over 450K people - and stumped hard til the very end. Then again, normally, the GOP candidate isn't a 7-foot tall WWE wrestler whose signature move is the "chokeslam from hell". So, what happens next? Kane had 14,633 votes while Anders has 14,616 and Thomas had 11,296. (more...)
SC Collegium defers decision on Justice KM Josephs elevation SC Collegium defers decision on Justice KM Josephs elevation
- May 02, 2018

Refusing to comment on remarks made by several legal luminaries berating the government over its decision, Prasad said the Modi government's "commitment for the independence of judiciary and respect for the institution of judiciary and judges is complete and uncompromisable". (more...)
Netanyahu urged the global community to condemn Netanyahu urged the global community to condemn "anti-Semitism Abu Mazen"
- May 02, 2018

Education Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on April 23, 2018. "He fills the minds of the next generation with the poison of anti-Semitism". He called for widespread condemnation of the Palestinian leader's assertions. He also cited a short-lived agreement whereby Adolf Hitler facilitated the immigration over 60,000 German Jews to Palestine during the 1930s. (more...)
Arizona teachers rally at Capitol as lawmakers negotiate Arizona teachers rally at Capitol as lawmakers negotiate
- May 02, 2018

Hundreds of schools in Arizona were shuttered for the fourth day of teacher walkouts in the USA state, demanding better pay and school funding. But state schools chief Diane Douglas, who has been a prime proponent of higher pay for teachers for years, has said that money is clearly a factor. (more...)
Colombian vet accused of 'cruel' surgery to turn puppies into drug mules Colombian vet accused of 'cruel' surgery to turn puppies into drug mules
- May 02, 2018

Lopez is expected to appear in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday. This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a U.S. New York Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials and a DEA task force in Colombia had received a tip off about criminals smuggling drugs into the US using dogs. (more...)
Heat shield for NASA's Mars 2020 rover cracks during test Heat shield for NASA's Mars 2020 rover cracks during test
- May 02, 2018

According to NASA, the heat shield of Insight mission is nearly half the size of the heat shield of Mars 2020 mission and has got key design differences. It does so by measuring the planet's "vital signs": its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow), and "reflexes" (precision tracking). InSight's science objectives, however, are reminiscent of NASA's Apollo program. (more...)
Japan has no plan to move embassy to Jerusalem Japan has no plan to move embassy to Jerusalem
- May 02, 2018

The industrial zone was set up by Japan more than a decade ago as part of the Corridor for Peace and Prosperity Initiative aimed at promoting economic cooperation between Israel, the Palestinians, and Jordan. In a statement ahead of the visit, Israel's Foreign Ministry said Israel and Japan enjoy a "excellent bilateral ties", cooperating in areas such as trade and economics, cyber, science, academia and health. (more...)
Dad of slain Parkland girl sues cop who refused to enter school Dad of slain Parkland girl sues cop who refused to enter school
- May 02, 2018

The NRA has touted this slogan in the past, but research has shown there's little merit to the idea, as ABC News reported . "Instead of actually entering Building 12 as he should have, Scot Peterson positioned himself out of harm's way, though within earshot of Nikolas Cruz's carnage", the 26-page lawsuit says. (more...)
Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X sales Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X sales
- May 02, 2018

Looking ahead to the upcoming fiscal third quarter of the year, Apple is forecasting revenue between $51.5-53.5 billion, with a gross margin between 38-38.5%. Macs did not have a great second quarter with Apple shipping over 4.07 million units, which was a negative 3 per cent growth on an yearly basis. "I don't buy the view that the market's saturated", Cook said. (more...)
Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door Before Take Off To Get Fresh Air Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door Before Take Off To Get Fresh Air
- May 02, 2018

The passenger will be spending 15 days behind bars and is also facing the possibility of a fine. As the flight touched down and was on tarmac, the man reportedly felt "stuffy" and in search of "fresh air" he pulled a handle which was attached to the emergency exit. (more...)
Row Over Muhammad Ali Jinnah Portrait At Aligarh Muslim University Row Over Muhammad Ali Jinnah Portrait At Aligarh Muslim University
- May 02, 2018

Meanwhile, on the question of Gautam's objection to Pakistan's founder picture on the walls of AMU students' union office, Mansoor said, "I have not received any letter from the MP". He said, instead of writing to the VC, Gautam should have written to the students union as the picture is placed in AMU Students' Union Hall. According to the letter, which is doing the rounds on social media, Gautam has sought a detailed explanation from the university, justifying the "compulsion" of having ... (more...)
'Simpsons' Creator on Apu Controversy: 'People Love to Pretend They're Offended' 'Simpsons' Creator on Apu Controversy: 'People Love to Pretend They're Offended'
- May 02, 2018

Marge responds by saying, "Some things will be dealt with at a later date", to which Lisa says, "If at all". Referring to a sanitized version of a bedtime story, Lisa laments to Marge that "something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect", before looking at a photo of Apu. (more...)
Hindutva polarisation has permeated courts: Senior Supreme Court counsel Hindutva polarisation has permeated courts: Senior Supreme Court counsel
- May 02, 2018

Hence forth the consultation with the Chief Justice of India resolved itself to be a consultation with the collegium formed by virtue of judge-made laws (in 3 Judges Case in 1998). It is also said that Misra should have reached out to his brother judges. Second Judges Case' and Third Judges case also gives leverage to the other members of the collegium to have a difference of opinion from the earlier recommendation in tune with the reasons of the President/Union. (more...)
Pro-Brexit MPs urge PM to drop 'deeply unsatisfactory' customs model Pro-Brexit MPs urge PM to drop 'deeply unsatisfactory' customs model
- May 02, 2018

Journalists briefed after the cabinet meeting were told later that May and cabinet ministers expressed strong disappointment at the defeats in the House of Lords over the European Union withdrawal bill. Leading the Cabinet charge to leave the customs union are Brexiteers Boris Johnson , Michael Gove , David Davis and Liam Fox, all leading figures in the Leave campaign in the 2016 EU referendum. (more...)
Chhota Rajan convicted, journalist Jigna Vora and Joseph Paulsen acquitted Chhota Rajan convicted, journalist Jigna Vora and Joseph Paulsen acquitted
- May 02, 2018

After the murder, Rajan called up journalists and confessed to having killed Dey, according to the prosecution, which added that three confessional statements also said it was Rajan who ordered the hit. There are at least 70 other cases pending against Rajan. Further investigations claimed that Vora, then Deputy Bureau Chief of The Asian Age , was allegedly in regular contact with Chhota Rajan and provoked him to order the murder of Dey. (more...)
Global military spending up 3 consecutive years Global military spending up 3 consecutive years
- May 02, 2018

Together, the top five accounted for 60 per cent of global military spending in 2017. Saudi Arabia replaced Russian Federation in third place, spending 69.4 billion dollars in 2017. No other region in the world allocated more than 1.8 per cent of GDP to military spending. While US military expenditure had fallen each year since 2010, in 2017 it was unchanged from 2016. (more...)
New Zealand government proposes online shopping New Zealand government proposes online shopping "Amazon tax"
- May 02, 2018

Local firms compete on an uneven playing field. The government in New Zealand has proposed a new tax that will impact merchants and shoppers trading cross-border. "All domestic retailers have GST added to the price tag of their goods". In some cases consumers will pay more for their goods but in some cases goods will be cheaper because of the removal of Customs tariffs, border security fees and biosecurity cost recovery charges. (more...)

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