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Deadly package bombings in Austin likely related, police chief says Deadly package bombings in Austin likely related, police chief says
- March 12, 2018

Austin police reported that the explosion that killed House was at about 6:55 a.m. March 2. An Austin TV station reported that the Monday explosion happened shortly before 7 a.m.at a location about 11 miles from the March 2 explosion. Potential second suspicious package nearby. The incident is being investigated by police and federal authorities, as a homicide, the chief said. Out of an abundance of caution, police said they evacuated neighbors on each side of the street due to the ... (more...)
Cruz, O'Rourke advance to US Senate matchup Cruz, O'Rourke advance to US Senate matchup
- March 12, 2018

When confronted about the hypocritical nature of the jingle by CNN 's Chris Cuomo, Cruz tried to deflect by saying his father's immigration from Cuba was the "American dream". No Democrat has won a statewide race in Texas since 1994. Cruz admitted in a 2012 interview that his Spanish was "lousy". "This is one way for Cruz to indirectly signal that he's not". (more...)
Stormy Daniels Stormy Daniels "60 Minutes" Interview Receiving Pushback From Trump
- March 12, 2018

The offer puts the president and Cohen - who deny that Trump had an affair with Clifford - in a challenging position. The suit claims the agreement is not valid because it does not carry the president's signature . In 2006, it's said that Trump had an affair with Daniels. "Our offer proves this out". The tweet included four Twitter account addresses: @mavenatti, @StormyDaniels, @andersoncooper, and @60Minutes. (more...)
Iran jails British-Iranian national for spying Iran jails British-Iranian national for spying
- March 12, 2018

Others with ties to the West detained in Iran include Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling with her young daughter. (more...)
Trump tariff moves threaten global trade, Germany says Trump tariff moves threaten global trade, Germany says
- March 12, 2018

As I have written before, intellectual property should be seen as the real battleground for a modern trade war between China and the US. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994 (GATT) Article XXI (b) carves out an exception to ordinary legal protections provided by the agreement when a member state deems it necessary to protect essential security interests. (more...)
Egypt: 2 soldiers killed amid Sinai offensive Egypt: 2 soldiers killed amid Sinai offensive
- March 12, 2018

A Facebook statement by Armed Forces spokesman Tamer al-Refaei said that the Air Force targeted and destroyed nine targets, which included bases used by terrorist elements for launching militant operations, in addition to three auto bombs. The spokesman said a cache of weapons and explosives had been seized from an underground depot in the North Sinai city of Rafah. More than 2,830 people have also been detained. (more...)
Britain's worst child sex abuse scandal unearthed Britain's worst child sex abuse scandal unearthed
- March 12, 2018

Girls as young as 11 are believed to have been drugged, beaten and abused in Telford with allegations dating back to the 1980s. The town's MP, Lucy Allan, said she would raise the issue in Parliament and is calling for independent inquiry. (more...)
Morning fog, then sunny skies — Sunday weather
- March 12, 2018

Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Light and variable wind expected. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. North, northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. (more...)
"Unacceptable": Sushma Swaraj On Naresh Agrawal's Comments In BJP Debut
- March 12, 2018

I did not find it proper. Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal, who lost out in the race for re-nomination to the upper house to Jaya Bachchan , on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sources within the BJP said that not everyone was pleased with Agrawal's induction into the party primarily because of his "insulting" comments for Prime Minister Narendra Modi . (more...)
NDA and Grand Alliance candidates file papers for Rajya Sabha NDA and Grand Alliance candidates file papers for Rajya Sabha
- March 12, 2018

Overall, there are six Rajya Sabha seats lying vacant from Bihar, elections for which are scheduled to take place on 23 March. The Congress and the ruling Janata Dal (U) have not yet announced their candidates, but the buzz is that Akhilesh Singh could be the Congress candidate while the JD (U) could announce sitting members like State party chief Basistha Narayan Singh and Mahendra Prasad Singh. (more...)
Trump Says Saccone is a 'Weak' Candidate Trump Says Saccone is a 'Weak' Candidate
- March 12, 2018

Promoting an issue with special resonance in the mill towns of western Pennsylvania, Trump touted new steel and aluminum tariffs that he said would help areas that have lost industrial jobs for decades. Trump also said he spoke with Singaporean leaders about the country's "zero tolerance policy" toward drug dealers. In one of the rally's more surreal moments, the president actually provided the crowd with an extended, almost two-minute impression of being presidential that mocked the ... (more...)
Cops: Minnesota man killed girlfriend, baby in Florida forest Cops: Minnesota man killed girlfriend, baby in Florida forest
- March 12, 2018

A motive for the shootings was not revealed. Authorities identified the man as 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias of Waconia. Both victims suffered gunshot wounds, Marion County Sheriff's spokesman Paul Bloom said. Bloom says Farias has been unconscious and unable to answer questions on what happened. Deputies responded to the area of Forest Road 88, about two miles north of East State Road 40, after receiving a call from a passerby that discovered the scene shortly before 11 a.m. (more...)
Taoiseach meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in Austin Taoiseach meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in Austin
- March 12, 2018

As well as this, he'll also be discussing the idea of promoting Ireland as an investment location with members of the US Chamber of Commerce. The Taoiseach said Ireland would be focusing on creating strong relationships with the states of Texas and California. (more...)
'English paper was easy, not lengthy': CBSE Class-10 students relieved 'English paper was easy, not lengthy': CBSE Class-10 students relieved
- March 12, 2018

Students appearing for 10th and 12th standard board examination often complain about the lengthy question paper. The students coming out of the examination hall claimed that all questions were from the syllabus and easy to understand. They should consider the one which they have answered the best. "While the class 12 students were asked to write a letter to school principal for free concession or to MC commissioner about unsanitary conditions in the area, the class 10 students were asked ... (more...)
Imam-e-Kaaba to Lead Maghrib-Isha Prayers at Faisal Masjid Today Imam-e-Kaaba to Lead Maghrib-Isha Prayers at Faisal Masjid Today
- March 12, 2018

According to media reports, the visiting dignitary called on Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif but expressed that he could not meet a controversial political personality, referring to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz "Quaid for life" Nawaz Sharif. (more...)
SA's PIC Vows to Help VBS Mutual Bank to Survive Curatorship SA's PIC Vows to Help VBS Mutual Bank to Survive Curatorship
- March 12, 2018

The "victimisation" of the bank was wrong, because VBS was the only bank which had a plan to finance properties and mortgages in rural areas. When the municipalities asked for their money back, the bank was unable to pay it, he said. "The colour of money is red, it is green, yellow, it's blue". South Africa's previous bank failure was in 2014, when African Bank Investments's lending unit collapsed after bad debts soared and it wasn't able to raise funding. (more...)
Ramaphosa 'Saddened' By Way ANC Veterans Were Treated By Zuma Ramaphosa 'Saddened' By Way ANC Veterans Were Treated By Zuma
- March 12, 2018

Zikalala said the league had not yet approached Zuma and former president Thabo Mbeki to join them, but their roles were recognised in shaping the party's values going forward. Olievenhoutbosch residents picketed outside the church calling for service delivery and adequate housing in the area ahead of President Ramaphosa's address at the church. (more...)
Colombian elections fuel hope for a peaceful future
- March 12, 2018

Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect members of Congress in what President Juan Manuel Santos touted as "the most peaceful elections" in decades thanks to peace talks with the country's guerrilla groups. Duque has said he would not "thrash" the peace accord with the FARC , but he would attempt to modify certain aspects, like a provision that allows the former rebels with drug-trafficking convictions to participate in politics. (more...)
Teen dead, woman injured after package explodes in Austin
- March 12, 2018

A man in his 40s was taken to a hospital with serious, possibly life threatening, injuries, officials said. House's death was initially called a homicide, but police said they considered it a "suspicious death" because they didn't know whether House had constructed the bomb himself and accidentally detonated it, according to Fox News . (more...)
Viral photo shows former VP Joe Biden having moment with homeless man Viral photo shows former VP Joe Biden having moment with homeless man
- March 12, 2018

As of Monday morning, it had been shared more than 117,000 times and "liked" by more than 171,000 people. "On his way out, he stopped to speak with a homeless man. "It is always about family and in Joe Biden's world that means two things: there is nothing more important than family; and to Joe Biden, family includes every human being he encounters". (more...)
Do You Own Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) Shares?
- March 12, 2018

The company has market cap of $302.22 million. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $99.43. About 265,998 shares traded. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 459,156 shares or 0.08% of the stock. President and CEO, Hagan Joseph P, purchased 219,780 common shares of Regulus Therapeutics Inc . (more...)
1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Austin home explosion
- March 12, 2018

Federal investigators with the FBI and ATF are assisting the Austin Police Department with the investigation. A teenage boy was declared deceased at the scene, while a woman in her 40s was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. (more...)
DeMarco Murray set to visit with Detroit Lions DeMarco Murray set to visit with Detroit Lions
- March 12, 2018

Murray was released by Tennessee last week, making him eligible to sign with another team right away. He missed the Titans' playoff games with a knee injury. "I know what type of player I am", Murray told reporters . Lions front office has stated the team will add a running back to the mix this offseason, and it appears Murray may get the first crack at claiming the starting job. (more...)
Ted Cruz goes on a jingle offensive against new Democratic opponent Ted Cruz goes on a jingle offensive against new Democratic opponent
- March 12, 2018

Cruz agreed, saying he was named after his father, also Rafael Cruz, a Cuban immigrant. After playing the song , Colbert rolled a clip of Cruz defending his attack on O'Rourke's name during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Energized Democratic voters appeared in droves on Tuesday primary elections not seen in more than a decade to prove the party's intention to try to oust the incumbent Republican senator. (more...)
Akhil Sheoran scores gold in shooting debut Akhil Sheoran scores gold in shooting debut
- March 12, 2018

In the list of medalists of the ISSF World Cup tournament, India is at the top with four gold, one silver and four bronze medals. On Saturday, Sheoran collected 455.6 points in total to finish 3.6 points ahead of second-placed Bernhard Pickl of Austria. (more...)

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