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Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'
- April 19, 2018

Fresno State has reportedly not been in contact with Jarrar, who has been on a leave of absense during the spring semester. Her now-private tweet generated a lot of controversy with over 3,000 comments, many of which were critical of her comments and called for her to be fired. (more...)
Global aluminum prices reached their highest level since 2011 Global aluminum prices reached their highest level since 2011
- April 19, 2018

The price of nickel has soared to a three-year high of US$15,275 on the back of fears another round of United States sanctions could include the base metal . Rusal customer Glencore and Rusal partner Rio Tinto declared a partial force majeure last week, saying that due to circumstances beyond their control, they would not be able to fulfill some contracted deliveries to customers. (more...)
Dashcam video shows Texas house explosion Dashcam video shows Texas house explosion
- April 19, 2018

When an HPD officer identified as Travis Hiser steps out of his vehicle, the home explodes in a matter of seconds. Hiser, who was treated and released at a local hospital, and another officer escaped with minor injuries. The people who were injured during the blast are expected to recover. Bridges' husband of 37 years, Charles, was burned trying to help his wife out of the house. (more...)
Revisited with a Twist: an Arab Belts Religious Jew in Berlin Revisited with a Twist: an Arab Belts Religious Jew in Berlin
- April 19, 2018

An Israeli man who was beaten in an anti-Semitic attack while wearing a traditional Jewish skullcap in Berlin told German television on Wednesday night that he was not Jewish but wanted to find out whether it was safe to walk in the street dressed as a Jew. (more...)
Moving Confederate statues could prove costly for Memphis Moving Confederate statues could prove costly for Memphis
- April 19, 2018

After Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the movement to remove Confederate monuments from cities in the South was given new life. Initially, Memphis was denied a waiver by the state Historical Commission to remove the statues. The lone dissenting vote was from a Memphis Democrat, Sen. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern compared to Bernie Sanders on US Today show Jacinda Ardern compared to Bernie Sanders on US Today show
- April 19, 2018

Some countries - including France - are said to have concerns about agriculture. "Our goal is a model that will demonstrate to the public that we want to deliver free-trade agreements that can benefit and be prosperous for both our citizens". (more...)
RSI Alert - Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP)
- April 19, 2018

About 77,779 shares traded. It has underperformed by 0.79% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research lowered Enable Midstream Partners from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Moreover, Spectrum Mngmt Grp has 0.01% invested in Summit Midstream Partners, LP ( NYSE :SMLP). $74,125 worth of Summit Midstream Partners, LP ( NYSE :SMLP) shares were sold by Graves Brad N. (more...)
Beaumont Considering Anti-Sanctuary State Resolution Beaumont Considering Anti-Sanctuary State Resolution
- April 19, 2018

Gaspar said San Diego was safer before SB 54 went into effect. "Gov. [Jerry] Brown needs to follow the laws of our Constitution", Gaspar continued. "But he doesn't say that because the American people would repudiate him and his party". The three supervisors who voted to support the lawsuit said it was about public safety. (more...)
Putin, Merkel discuss Syria in phone call Putin, Merkel discuss Syria in phone call
- April 19, 2018

Merkel sought to put a lid on the coalition wrangling before her meeting with Macron. Germany and France aim to agree on proposals for European Union changes by June. "Europe has been waiting for Germany for over a year", said Carsten Schneider, a senior member of the SPD, in reference to the policy paralysis prior to and since last September's German national election. (more...)
BJP demands Sonia, Rahul's apology for 'defaming Hindus globally' BJP demands Sonia, Rahul's apology for 'defaming Hindus globally'
- April 19, 2018

Later in a tweet, Rahul attacked the Modi government. "They ( Congress ) have committed a sin", he added. Media was barred entry in the courtroom during the pronouncement of the judgement in the high-profile case, dubbed as one of "saffron terror", a term that riled the BJP and Hindu organisations no end.Aseemanand was acquitted past year in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah terror attack. (more...)
Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town
- April 19, 2018

The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says it remains unclear when a team of its experts can visit the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged deadly chemical weapon attack . The Russian military taskforce in Syria said it visited the hospital in Douma and talked to staff who said they did not confirm reports of such an assault. (more...)
Central AL Forecast: Warm Wednesday! Cold on the way Central AL Forecast: Warm Wednesday! Cold on the way
- April 19, 2018

It won't be 60 degrees this afternoon, but with the sunshine, lack of rain and temperatures in the lower 50s, it will feel more like spring. There is a disturbance south of our region which will build in a few clouds for Thursday and Friday . (more...)
Will govt allow Waqf activities in Taj? Will govt allow Waqf activities in Taj?
- April 19, 2018

Seeking to end at least one of the controversies around India's most famous monument, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Wakf Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it won't stake a claim to ownership of the Taj Mahal. "It would be interesting to see the handwriting and signature of Shah Jahan". He sought this permission on the ground that "Khuda" (God) becomes owner of a property donated to the Waqf and as such the board be allowed to carry on the almighty's "khidmat" (services) there. (more...)
Island-wide blackout hits struggling Puerto Rico Island-wide blackout hits struggling Puerto Rico
- April 19, 2018

Hurricane Maria's magnitude still ripples throughout Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's latest blackout shows that while almost all the island's generation is back online after Hurricane Maria, the grid that supports it remains fragile and the territory lacks sufficient reserves to resist minor disruptions. (more...)
AP man claims dead Surat minor his child; DNA test initiated AP man claims dead Surat minor his child; DNA test initiated
- April 19, 2018

He also produced the Aadhaar card, which he claimed was of the girl, and said that she had gone missing from their house in October a year ago. The police, however, said that they will verify the claims of the man and will conduct a DNA test before coming at a conclusion. (more...)
Massachusetts High Court Retreats On Stun Gun Ban Massachusetts High Court Retreats On Stun Gun Ban
- April 19, 2018

Supreme Court indicated that its holding conflicted with its landmark gun-rights ruling District of Columbia v. Heller . MA is one of five states that outright ban private ownership of stun guns, which deliver a low-power electrical shock created to immobilize a person, and Tasers, which are used by law enforcement and fire projectiles with much greater force. (more...)
Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order
- April 19, 2018

Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 156,221 felons in the state in 2017 in what he calls his "proudest achievement". (more...)
Democrats Oppose Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Just Because He's Pro Democrats Oppose Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Just Because He's Pro
- April 19, 2018

Pompeo and reviewing his testimony, I do not believe he would be an independent voice in advising @POTUS, nor an advocate for leading our allies in support of the values that protect America". "He's already invested deeply in the upcoming summit between the president and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un". The officials spoke to the Associated Press about Pompeo's trip on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. (more...)
Pope appeals for Alfie Evans, meets dad (3) Pope appeals for Alfie Evans, meets dad (3)
- April 19, 2018

Francis spoke during the audience of Alfie's case and that of Vincent Lambert, whose parents are also fighting a court ruling to withdraw his life support in France. "We affirm our conviction that all those who are and have been taking the agonizing decisions regarding the care of Alfie Evans act with integrity and for Alfie's good as they see it", the bishops said. (more...)
Race between Cruz and O'Rourke 'too close to call,' poll shows Race between Cruz and O'Rourke 'too close to call,' poll shows
- April 19, 2018

And while Cruz received sub-par favorable ratings in the poll (47 percent), over 50 percent of voters said they didn't have enough information on O'Rourke to form an opinion on him - suggesting that it's up to his campaign to deliver the right messaging to swing Texans. (more...)
Tumbleweeds take over California town, so residents call 911 Tumbleweeds take over California town, so residents call 911
- April 19, 2018

She says at least one of her neighbors became trapped for two hours until crews could remove the pile up from his front doorway and garage. "We're not exactly sure how many homes are affected, but we're estimating about 100 to 150 homes in that area", Sue Jones, a spokeswoman for the city, told the Victorville Daily Press . (more...)
Rep. Charlie Dent, moderate GOP voice, to resign in May Rep. Charlie Dent, moderate GOP voice, to resign in May
- April 19, 2018

Previously, the moderate Republican announced he did not plan to seek re-election and cited dysfunction in Washington as one of the reasons he did not want to run for another term. Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th District, made a decision to retire rather than face a tough re-elect. That new open seat has attracted a crowded field of six Democrats, two Republicans and a Libertarian . (more...)
Sanders/Cardi B 2020? Bernie Says Rapper Is Right About Social Security Sanders/Cardi B 2020? Bernie Says Rapper Is Right About Social Security
- April 18, 2018

However, no matter what ends up happening with Sanders' political career, or if Cardi B becomes a political pundit, it is a good sign to see so many people interested and knowledgeable about the political system in the U.S. HuffPost reported that Sanders agrees with the rapper's words and sent out a tweet urging the government to strengthen Social Security to provide security to senior citizens when they retire after a lifetime of working and paying into the system. (more...)
Trump says USA and N. Korea talking at 'extremely high levels' Trump says USA and N. Korea talking at 'extremely high levels'
- April 18, 2018

The question is, will Prime Minister Shinzo Abe find himself in the bunker or on the green when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump this week? The meeting will be the third inter-Korean summit since the Koreas' 1945 division. The two men are also expected to discuss the "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea ahead of Trump's expected meeting with Kim Jong Un this spring. (more...)
Trump touts tax plans but misses his own filing deadline Trump touts tax plans but misses his own filing deadline
- April 18, 2018

Trump has broken with four decades of presidential tradition by not publicly releasing his tax returns, despite the wishes of more than two-thirds of Americans, according to a February Quinnipiac poll. As for this year, even though you mailed your tax returns , you may still have to keep working before the day comes when you are actually working to earn money for yourself. (more...)

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