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UP Bypoll results: SP takes slender lead over BJP in Phulpur UP Bypoll results: SP takes slender lead over BJP in Phulpur
- March 14, 2018

But with no observer to sign the forms, official statistics aren't out yet. Losing this seat would mean a huge loss for the BJP. Initial counting of votes on Wednesday showed the BJP-led NDA is leading in the Araria Lok Sabha and Jahanabad and Bhabua assembly by-elections in Bihar. (more...)
US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities' US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'
- March 14, 2018

A three-judge panel in New Oreans' 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas' current immigration enforcement laws are constitutional. Texas is the first state where these immigration laws will be implemented. Texas Republican leaders have not identified any sanctuary cities in the state. So-called sanctuary cities often do not use municipal funds or resources to enforce federal immigration laws. (more...)
Are Trump's tariffs legal? Are Trump's tariffs legal?
- March 14, 2018

President Donald Trump's talk of metal tariffs could put his administration at odds with the World Trade Organization. It's possible that this is just the sort of trade brinkmanship that Trump promised as a candidate and said would lead to a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico as well as to other nations dropping obstacles to US imports. (more...)
Parliament disruption continues for seventh consecutive day Parliament disruption continues for seventh consecutive day
- March 14, 2018

Soon after the Lok Sabha met on Tuesday morning, members belonging to several parties trooped into the well of the House, raising slogans and displaying placards. They were holding placards which read "Follow Alliance Dharma". "If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House". While Parliament continued to be disrupted, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar mounted an attack on the Congress, saying the party which imposed the Emergency has continued to harbour the ... (more...)
Teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle Teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle
- March 14, 2018

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Vic Pearson said in a statement that the incident had spurred "a considerable amount of public reaction", adding that both his office and law enforcement had received so many calls that it was interfering with their ability to proceed with the investigation. (more...)
Gov. Murphy introduces 2019 budget in State House address Gov. Murphy introduces 2019 budget in State House address
- March 14, 2018

The budget includes appropriations totaling $37.4 billion and a projected surplus of $743 million. "We need these revenues to get things right", Murphy told state lawmakers. If Murphy's sales tax increase goes through, that would be 32 percent. New Jersey is rated 'A-' with a stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings, the second lowest score of all USA states, behind only IL. (more...)
Muslim Leaders Speak About Bloomington Mosque Bombing Arrests Muslim Leaders Speak About Bloomington Mosque Bombing Arrests
- March 14, 2018

Hari also filed a federal lawsuit just last month in central IL, naming the US secretaries of agriculture and health and human services as defendants. McWhorter told a law enforcement official that during the attempted bombing at the Women's Heath Practice in Champaign, Ill., Mr. Morris had been dropped off at the clinic in the middle of the night, smashed the clinic window and thrown an explosive device inside. (more...)
Cardinals free agent WR John Brown to sign with Ravens Cardinals free agent WR John Brown to sign with Ravens
- March 14, 2018

A third-round pick in 2014, the Cardinals selected Brown out of Pittsburg State after he burst onto the scene with a strong NFL Scouting Combine performance in the 40-yard dash. He finished the 2017 season with just 21 catches for 299 yards and three touchdown catches in 10 games. His best year came in 2017 when he had 45 catches for 573 yards and four touchdown receptions. (more...)
Canadian, US leaders discuss North American trade Canadian, US leaders discuss North American trade
- March 14, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration is considering a trade package including indefinite tariffs, investment restrictions and possible visa restrictions on Chinese travelers, a source told CNBC Tuesday. Roughly two-thirds of the 35 economists polled by Bloomberg expect the tariffs that Trump signed last week would cause a small decrease in jobs and a small drop in USA economic growth, which is enjoying its third-longest expansion on record. (more...)
Tom and Abby from Queer Eye are back together, and they're engaged! Tom and Abby from Queer Eye are back together, and they're engaged!
- March 14, 2018

Arguably, what made Queer Eye the stunning success that it has become was the Tom episode. He and Abby were previously married, but got divorced years ago. He added that he wanted the show's stars, the Fab 5-Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski , Bobby Berk , Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France-to be his groomsmen , with Berk serving as his best man . (more...)
Paul Manafort could live out his days in prison Paul Manafort could live out his days in prison
- March 14, 2018

Ellis also wrote that Manafort has the means to escape and would certainly try to do so given the opportunity. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, in an order made public Tuesday, wrote that Manafort "poses a substantial flight risk" because of his "financial means and worldwide connections to flee and remain at large". (more...)
North Korea remains silent on summits North Korea remains silent on summits
- March 14, 2018

Chung also met with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, ahead of his meeting with Xi. In a statement prepared for a parliamentary hearing, Governor Lee Ju-yeol said a successful meeting between Trump and Kim would be credit positive for South Korea's sovereign rating, and reduce capital outflow risks. (more...)
National Geographic Admits to Past of Racist Coverage National Geographic Admits to Past of Racist Coverage
- March 14, 2018

Thus writes Susan Goldberg , editor in chief of National Geographic , in an editorial introducing the magazine's April issue, which is themed around race. "People of color were often scantily clothed, people of color were usually not seen in cities, people of color were not often surrounded by technologies of automobiles, airplanes or trains or factories", he said. (more...)
Suspect in Binghamton University student's death arrested in Nicaragua Suspect in Binghamton University student's death arrested in Nicaragua
- March 14, 2018

Anderson, a senior majoring in nursing from Westbury, New York, was found dead at 12:53 p.m. on Friday after police responded to a welfare check at 23 Oak St., a student residence on Binghamton's West Side. Police suggested in an earlier statement that Tercero and Anderson may have been romantically linked. Earlier this week, Binghamton Police said they believe Tercero had left on a flight from JFK in NY to Nicaragua last Friday. (more...)
Pakistani diplomats, families harassed in India Pakistani diplomats, families harassed in India
- March 14, 2018

This chokes the traffic and drivers from other vehicles are seen asking those in the Maruti auto to speed up. They also revealed that Indian diplomats are getting the same treatment in Pakistan. Indian diplomats and families, sources said, continue to reside in different parts of Islamabad , compromising their security and safety. According to the diplomatic sources, a total of around 500 to 600 Pakistanis including 104 officials and staffers at the high commission and their family members ... (more...)
Embattled Veteran Affairs Secretary Shulkin hangs onto job as support wanes Embattled Veteran Affairs Secretary Shulkin hangs onto job as support wanes
- March 14, 2018

Meanwhile, Shulkin reportedly believes that Trump appointees within the department have been conspiring against him and embarked on a campaign to purge the VA of disloyal employees. But the people said the president has grown impatient with the department's current secretary, David Shulkin , and may want to replace him with someone already in his cabinet. (more...)
Trump floats idea of creating a 'Space Force' Trump floats idea of creating a 'Space Force'
- March 14, 2018

The US President was speaking to military personal in San Diego and explaining his new strategy when this idea was proposed. The legislation was widely criticized at the time and seen as unnecessary, with a division of the US Air Force, called Air Force Space Command, already essentially serving the function of a military arm devoted to space defenses. (more...)
Cyclone Linda forms off Queensland coast Cyclone Linda forms off Queensland coast
- March 14, 2018

Strong to gale force winds are also likely to impact coastal Queensland areas from tomorrow. The system should weaken back into a tropical low by Thursday morning before it tracks south-east out to sea. Surf Life Saving Queensland said beachgoers need to be extra vigilant with waves up to four metres possible. He said beaches are being closely monitored and will be closed if necessary. (more...)
Governor Rauner vetoes IL gun dealer licensing legislation Governor Rauner vetoes IL gun dealer licensing legislation
- March 14, 2018

Democrats say they will try to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill to require licenses for gun stores. It would have required gun dealers in IL to obtain a license through the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, to renew those licenses every five years and to train their employees to conduct background checks and spot potential straw purchasers. (more...)
Colombia's former guerillas face first electoral test Colombia's former guerillas face first electoral test
- March 14, 2018

Colombia's former FARC rebels will not field a candidate in the country's May presidential election as its hopeful, Rodrigo Londono, battles heart problems, the group said on Thursday. Memories of when they were the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.the FARC , have NOT faded. Despite a disastrous campaign that witnessed rebels-turned-politicians mobbed by angry crowds, some FARC candidates remained hopeful of their prospect in the country's legislature. (more...)
BJP moves EC against Congress' Rajya Sabha nominee in Gujarat BJP moves EC against Congress' Rajya Sabha nominee in Gujarat
- March 14, 2018

The Congress candidates are L. Hanumanthaiah, G.C. Chandrasekhar and Syed Naseer Hussain, and BJP candidate is Rajeev Chandrashekar, who is seeking a second term, as his first term as an Independent member ends on April 2. "Rathwa had served as a central minister and the no-dues certificate he submitted was a fake one", alleged Vaghani. Valera has made a decision to contest as an independent for the elections due on March 23. (more...)
19 opposition parties attend dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi 19 opposition parties attend dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi
- March 14, 2018

Asked about government's plans to deal with disruptions by friendly political parties such as the TDP, AIADMK and the TRS, Kumar said they would withdraw their protests if they get to participate in the debate on the general budget. "When the government does not have interest to run Parliament, then it is natural that leaders of opposition parties, who are concerned about the problems faced by the people, will discuss the country's politics". (more...)
CBS says work needed on before Stormy Daniels interview airs CBS says work needed on before Stormy Daniels interview airs
- March 13, 2018

Rhodes, in remarks reported by Variety , said he could not imagine what the basis would be for any legal action by Trump's team to prevent the interview from airing. Speaking at the Innovative TV Conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, CBS News president David Rhodes would not confirm that the interview will air this coming Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter . (more...)
Stock to Watch: Alaska Air Group (ALK)
- March 13, 2018

Lord Abbett & Limited Com has 0.25% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc . The stock decreased 4.70% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $5.07. State Street Corp reported 690,736 shares. Alaska Air Group has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $87.53. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. (more...)
Why Israel's Government Coalition Could Be Headed For Collapse Why Israel's Government Coalition Could Be Headed For Collapse
- March 13, 2018

It requires two more readings before becoming law, but those are likely to take place after the upcoming Knesset recess. "I have the deepest feelings about the United States", Netanyahu said. Robert Ilatov, another Yisrael Beytenu MK, similarly said the party would oppose the bill and added that the compromise deal was "irrelevant". Opinion polls have shown Netanyahu and his Likud Party gaining popularity as the scandals have mounted. (more...)

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