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Former EPA Official Confirms Pruitt Scandals New And Old, Lawmakers Say Former EPA Official Confirms Pruitt Scandals New And Old, Lawmakers Say
- April 13, 2018

Among the many new revelations contained in the two letters , Chmielewski alleges he was sacked shortly after he refused to retroactively approve a first-class return flight for former EPA senior counsel and associate administrator in the Office of Policy Samantha Dravis, who flew to Morocco in December with Pruitt . (more...)
Bolivia calls United Nations meeting over Syria strike threat Bolivia calls United Nations meeting over Syria strike threat
- April 13, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the BBC reported on Wednesday . But a senior source has told the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel that any military action is likely to happen at the weekend. But it also raises questions of how significant a USA strike can be without ruffling Russia's feathers and of how committed Russian Federation is to protecting ... (more...)
Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16 Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16
- April 13, 2018

On Sunday, those in the hospital received visits from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan as well as former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy , who was a survivor of the 1986 bus crash involving the Swift Current Broncos junior hockey team. (more...)
Gautam Gambhir Slams the System for Kathua and Unnao Rape Horror Gautam Gambhir Slams the System for Kathua and Unnao Rape Horror
- April 13, 2018

Taking to his Twitter handle on Thursday noon, VK Singh said , "We have failed Asifa as humans". In a press release on Thursday, the NCW said, "The National Commission for Women strongly condemns the brutal gang-rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir and the rape case in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh". (more...)
Scalise: I 'Wouldn't Run Against' McCarthy for Speaker Scalise: I 'Wouldn't Run Against' McCarthy for Speaker
- April 13, 2018

After almost twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father. "We've got to have a Speaker". Neither man is known for rhetorical flourishes, with McCarthy in particular prone to sentences that defy the rules of grammar. (more...)
Trump has not laid out timetable for Syria attack response - White House Trump has not laid out timetable for Syria attack response - White House
- April 13, 2018

Many legal experts say that the president would have to take such an action through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who could refuse to comply. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, warned Mr. Trump on Tuesday to not fire Mr. Mueller, saying in an interview on Fox Business Network it would be "suicide" to continue to talk about firing him. (more...)
World Meteorological Organization retires devastating 2017 hurricane names
- April 13, 2018

The 2005 season has the most retired names, with five. According to Sean Breslin, editor of Weather.com, Harvey was used as a storm name six times, starting in 1981. Irma made landfall as a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Keys on September 10 and struck southwestern Florida as a category 3 the same day. The catastrophic hurricane made seven landfalls, four of which occurred as a category 5 hurricane across the northern Caribbean Islands. (more...)
Former US House Speaker John Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana Former US House Speaker John Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana
- April 13, 2018

Nixon says if there was more "political courage" in Albany, the drug would already be legal. "So far this is clearly the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill we've seen", said Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey. (more...)
Victim's family says Leuh Moore and husband had violent past Victim's family says Leuh Moore and husband had violent past
- April 12, 2018

The vehicle was southbound on US 101, pulled into a turnout and went over the side and into the river. The San Jose Police Department said that might have been the last known whereabouts of 42-year-old Sandeep, 38-year-old Soumya, 12-year-old Siddhanty and 9-year-old Saachi. (more...)
Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron says he has proof Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron says he has proof
- April 12, 2018

In Russia, Syria's main military ally, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged against "any steps which could lead to an escalation of tensions". On Thursday, however, he tweeted: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place". Macron kept up the drumbeat for likely war with his claim of evidence that chemical weapons were used in the attack, although he did not elaborate. (more...)
Trump Orders TPP Review by Kudlow, Lighthizer, Sen. Sasse Says Trump Orders TPP Review by Kudlow, Lighthizer, Sen. Sasse Says
- April 12, 2018

Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Thursday after meeting with Trump at the White House. On Friday, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse said that Trump said during a White House meeting with Midwest governors and legislators that he had "deputised" U.S. (more...)
Afghan district governor among seven killed Afghan district governor among seven killed
- April 12, 2018

The Taliban used heavy weapons, he said. The district centre, however, is still in government hands. The center of Khwaja Omari district is 10kms far from Ghazni City and shares a border with Jaghato district of Wardak province. Confirming the news, an official statement read, "Ali Shams Dost was killed with seven other policemen during the clashes and some parts of the district governor's compound was also torched". (more...)
Comey: John Kelly called Trump Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me
- April 12, 2018

The version of this story that Kelly has told other senior staffers clashes markedly with Comey's, the official noted, and does not include Kelly calling President Trump "dishonorable". "Comey is a liar and a leaker, and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing". He later said he was planning to fire him all along. (more...)
Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron 'has proof' Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron 'has proof'
- April 12, 2018

Macron said France wanted to remove the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capabilities. With increasing concerns about a US-Russia proxy war in Syria , Mr Macron insisted that "France will not allow an escalation or something that could damage the stability" of the region. (more...)
North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account
- April 12, 2018

Senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao is set to visit Pyongyang accompanied by a "large-scale" performing squad, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday. The report said that a large-scale art group will make the first visit to the North after Kim and Xi recently agreed to strengthen cultural exchanges. (more...)
Former doorman was paid $30K to keep quiet over Trump rumor Former doorman was paid $30K to keep quiet over Trump rumor
- April 12, 2018

The New Yorker and the Associated Press report that, ahead of the 2016 presidential election, President Trump ally and National Enquirer owner David Pecker killed a story on a rumor that the president fathered a lovechild in the late '80s. (more...)
Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense
- April 12, 2018

During a hearing in Broward County Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale to determine if he could afford an attorney, public defender Melissa McNeill said Cruz, 19, made the request that any inheritance go to the families of the shooting victims, ABC News reported. (more...)
Russian Federation 'complicit' in Syrian regime's retention of chemical weapons: Mattis Russian Federation 'complicit' in Syrian regime's retention of chemical weapons: Mattis
- April 12, 2018

Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis made the comments as justification for last year's US missile strikes on Syria but did not suggest what military action the administration might take in Syria in the coming days. "It is to drive this to a United Nations brokered peace, but at the same time, keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it", Mattis said. (more...)
Calcutta High Court stays West Bengal panchayat polls Calcutta High Court stays West Bengal panchayat polls
- April 12, 2018

All election related procedures including withdrawal of nominations and their scrutiny have been stayed till 16th April. The High Court also said it might consider deferring the election date if it finds that the state election commission did not take enough steps for ensuring a free and fair election. (more...)
Palestinian journalist shot in Gaza was cleared for United States grant Palestinian journalist shot in Gaza was cleared for United States grant
- April 12, 2018

The world "should wait for our great move", said a top Hamas leader, speaking to Palestinian protestors during violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza border, "when we breach the borders and pray at al Aqsa". At least 32 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces since March 30. Israel has said that Hamas is attempting to use the cloak of peaceful protests to launch terrorist attacks, pointing to incidents of violence along the border, including what it describes as ... (more...)
UK Weather Forecast Predicts It Will Be Hotter Than Greece This Weekend UK Weather Forecast Predicts It Will Be Hotter Than Greece This Weekend
- April 12, 2018

A few models suggest much of Saturday afternoon will be wet. Breezy conditions and cooler temperatures are expected after the front moves through. Saturday and Sunday will see highs into the mid-50s overnight lows around 40 with just scattered showers come in Saturday night in through Sunday . (more...)
Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK findings on Russian-made nerve agent Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK findings on Russian-made nerve agent
- April 12, 2018

The global chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. In his speech, Fleming also revealed that GCHQ had carried out a major cyber offensive campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants, the first time, he said, Britain had systematically and persistently degraded an enemy's efforts as part of wider action. (more...)
'Death Penalty Down by Four Percent' 'Death Penalty Down by Four Percent'
- April 12, 2018

In Europe and Central Asia , Belarus was the only country to execute people. According to him, the organisation recorded a drop in the number of executing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa , from five in 2016 to two in 2017, with only South Sudan and Somalia known to have carried out executions. (more...)
Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves Gerard Pique angry after Champions League exit Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves Gerard Pique angry after Champions League exit
- April 12, 2018

Another big clash in the battle for European qualification comes at the Sanchez-Pizjuan on Saturday, with Villarreal looking to avenge their 3-2 defeat earlier to the season by Sevilla in what was one of LaLiga's games of the season so far. (more...)
Israel probing how pro-boycott Irish mayor came despite ban Israel probing how pro-boycott Irish mayor came despite ban
- April 12, 2018

Mac Donncha was invited by the Palestinian Authority to attend a conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the disputed status of Jerusalem . The move to exclude Mr Mac Donncha followed two motions passed by Dublin City Council in recent days. Previous year the United States also recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a move that sparked protests among Palestinians. (more...)

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