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Cleveland Cavaliers' Player Grades: Cavs Find their Magic in Orlando

As Thomas ran off into the locker room, he found team physician George Sibel and immediately demanded more minutes. Our defense plays a big part in it. Isaiah Thomas isn't quite at 100 percent yet, but he's not letting that stop him. There is a little bit of rust as you can see, but he is still being himself looking for shots, making the right play each time down. Read More »

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson


Australia have jumped ahead of the Black Caps, up two places and into third on the ICC's test match team rankings, following their Ashes domination of England . "So if the selectors keep the faith - and I hope they do - then it'll only be good for him and good for the group". "We've just been able to get back on top in those key moments and not let them back in the game, which is crucial". Read More »

Juror's Racist Comments May Save Death-Row Inmate


Additionally, the affidavit states that Gattie knew Jaquelin Freeman, Tharpe's sister-in-law, and saw her and her family as "what he would call a nice black family", according to the opinion, Tharpe v. Moody, who at 82 is the oldest inmate on Alabama Death Row, was seeking to appeal an USA 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in March 2017. Thomas noted that "The Court must be disturbed by the racist rhetoric in that [first] affidavit, and must want to do something about it", ... Read More »

Syrian troops capture 14 villages from rebels


The attacks came as the Syrian military announced they had recaptured the strategically important town of Sinjar in south-eastern Idlib. Idlib province, a stronghold of rebels in Syria, is on the border with Turkey, one of the main backers of rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Iran BANS ENGLISH in schools because it fears 'Western cultural invasion'


Iran has forbidden the teaching of English language in primary schools as per the information of a senior education representative. He further added that even the non-curriculum English classes that are being conducted should be banned. 'Western thinkers have time and again said that instead of colonialist expansionism the best and the least costly way would have been inculcation of thought and culture to the younger generation of countries'. Read More »

The No Pants Subway Ride happened and it left us feeling nippy


Yes, it was time once again for the annual Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway Ride , which has gone from a seven-person prank when it first started in 2002 to the city-wide event that it is today. The pant-less riders squeezed onto the MAX train and rode from Skidmore Fountain to Pioneer Square and back. Betts joked that the No Pants Subway Ride gave him a good reason to take pants off in public. Read More »

Tanker Collision, 32 Missing


Chinese authorities have dispatched eight ships for the search and rescue operation, while South Korea have sent a plane and coastguard ship to help. The US Navy, which sent a P-8A aircraft from Okinawa, Japan, to aid the search, said late on Sunday that none of the missing crew had been found. Read More »

Macron: New 'Silk Road' can not be one-way


Upon his arrival in Xi'an, Macron met with Hu Heping, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shaanxi Provincial Committee, where the French president vowed to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China and the province in areas of commerce and trade, industry, science and technology, medical care and agriculture. Read More »

Wife of the Pulse Shooter Says She Knew His Plans


USA Today reports that, in a 12-page handwritten statement to the FBI , Noor Salman claimed she saw her husband, Omar Mateen , prepare for the June 12, 2016, assault. "I knew on Saturday, when Omar left the house about 5 p.m. that this was the time that he was going to do something bad. I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was going to hurt other people ", she wrote after finding out what her husband had done. Read More »

Former Shiv Sena corporator hacked to death outside residence in Mumbai


The police reached the spot for investigation thereafter, and samples have been taken for forensic investigations. Even though Sawant was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kandivli , he was declared dead on arrival, said a police official. According to sources, the police fired two rounds from their service revolver at the speeding auto of the suspects and managed to stop them near Mijar in Moodbidri. Read More »

Evacuations ordered in California fire zones ahead of approaching storm


A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for unincorporated parts of Santa Barbara County, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria including all areas NORTH of Hwy 192, EAST of Cold Springs Road, and WEST of Hwy 150/the County line. "Everything is soaking into the ground at this time , but if it gets very heavy, it could trigger a flash flood warning", he added. Above: predicted storm total rainfall in the Santa Barbara area, revised by the NWS at 11:25 p.m. Read More »

Iran Arrests Its Former President for 'Inciting Unrest'


Iranian authorities reportedly arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Shiraz for inciting unrest against the government, the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported Sunday, citing "reliable sources familiar with the matter". Other pro-government demonstrations were held in Shahin Dezh, in West Azarbaijan province bordering Turkey; the city of Semnan, in the northern Semnan Province; and Shadegan, in the southern Khouzestan Province near Iraq. Read More »

Find ways to cut our taxes in NY


That bill has yet to receive a vote, however. Ordinarily, states should not be trying to game the federal tax code. But only about a third of filers claim SALT deductions. But if their pay were only $475,000, they would not be paying federal taxes on the money that went to the state. "Finding ways to get those property taxes down so the federal increase does not derail the progress of the state of NY". Read More »

The fallout after Sessions' anti-states'-rights posture on marijuana


Despite the uncertainty, there is a spirit of optimism that the status quo won't change as much, and that the move was created to reflect posturing on the part of the Sessions-led Justice Department. Only Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas do not allow any access to marijuana, said Karmen Hanson, a cannabis policy analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures. Read More »

NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910


That's down from 148 the year before. "That fatalities have fallen for a fourth straight year in NY - at a time when traffic deaths are on the rise across the nation - is a testament to the city's commitment to Vision Zero ", said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, a nonprofit. Read More »

Former EU commissioner Peter Sutherland dies aged 71


Most recently, he worked on the global migration crisis as the UN's special representative for worldwide migration. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo expressed his sadness on Sutherland's passing, saying that he was a great man and a great friend of the global trading system. Read More »

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica's Former Chief in Augusta Westland Corruption case


The comments came after Orsi, ex-president of defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica , and Spagnolini, a former CEO of the company's helicopters subsidiary AgustaWestland , were acquitted by an Italian court today. The two were accused of worldwide corruption and false invoicing in relation to bribes exchanged for the contract with India. The FIR mentioned charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Read More »

Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier

Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been conducting an investigation running parallel to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation. "Publicizing a criminal referral based on classified information raises serious questions about whether this letter is nothing more than another attempt to discredit government sources, in the midst of an ongoing criminal investigation", Joshua A. Read More »

Why not President Oprah? In Trump era, Democrats hail idea


A new day is on the way". One source said talk of running has been going on for several months, but emphasized that she has not made up her mind, CNN reported . And the spectacle of President-elect Winfrey taking the stage on November 3, 2020 to deliver a euphoric victory speech while waiting patiently for Donald Trump's unhinged concession tweet is not a bad image to think about. Read More »

Out-Of-State Social Media Threat Causes Mitchell School Lockdown


A threatening message circulating on social media that mentions "MHS" is not referring to Millville's high school, authorities say. A screenshot of the post was widely circulated in areas where there are schools with the "MHS" initials. Monday after a high school employee told a school resource officer about a threat apparently directed at students. "We were in contact with school officials and made them aware of the findings and what to do moving forward". Read More »

Militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight


The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces. According to police, the identity of slain militant and his group affiliation was being ascertained. The Indian troops also launched an operation at Tahab in Pulwama district. "One militant has been killed in this operation which is still on". Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying and advertising revenues across the media industry is falling fast. Read More »

Indian Army thwarts China's bid to build road near Arunachal Pradesh


He also called for modernisation of the armed forces, adding the time has come to look take cues from the "Arthashastra" and "Chanakya Niti". A source had told this newspaper on Wednesday that the Chinese civilians returned to their own side of the border on the same day when asked to do so by the Indian troops leaving behind some civil construction equipment including two excavators. Read More »

Palestine rubbishes reports of its envoy to Pakistan being reinstated


The meeting was also addressed by Jamaatud Dawaah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed via telephone after authorities denied him permission to attend the event. The Palestinian side too had conveyed "deep regrets" and recalled Walid Abu Ali. "This public rally was attended by thousands of people from all walks of life". However, Hafiz Saeed has already opened the first political office of Milli Muslim League (MML) in Lahore, snubbing warnings from the Pakistan government. Read More »

Donald Glover on the Solo: A Star Wars Story reshoots

For reference, we got a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story around nine months prior to its actual release . People were unsure whether the film really needed to be done in the first place, then there was the whole question mark over who would play the iconic Star Wars smuggler. Read More »

Parents Of Missing College Student Speak Out Amid Desperate Search For Teen


Blaze Bernstein disappeared after visiting Borrego Park in the Foothill Ranch community with a friend to meet another person on January 2., officials said. Since Bernstein went missing on January 2, the Sheriff's Department has employed a variety of tools to finding Bernstein, including search and rescue missions, helicopters, and trained dogs, Bernstein's father said. Read More »

Cliven Bundy: Case dismissed for Nevada rancher in standoff


The four were on trial for an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's ruling on Monday comes after she declared a mistrial last month in proceedings against 71-year-old Cliven Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and Montana militia leader Ryan Payne. Read More »

Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 New Jersey jails


A guard stands behind bars at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, U.S., December 29, 2015. Because " The New Jim Crow' addresses corrections policy and other social and political issues of public concern, it "occupies the highest rung of the hierarchy of First Amendment values and is entitled to special protection". Read More »

Father stabs family dog to death to save one-year-old child

Police said the child's father heard screaming coming from the kitchen, and that's when he found the family's pit bull terrier mauling his daughter. The little girl was airlifted to Boston Children's Hospital and underwent a number of emergency surgeries, reported the news station. Read More »

Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer


Romney, who lost the 2012 USA presidential race to Barack Obama, was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California and his prognosis is good, the source said. The source described Romney's prognosis as "good" and said he was "successfully treated". Romney spoke to President Donald Trump over the phone Thursday, a White House official confirmed to CNN. Read More »

Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader

The two Koreas agreed Friday to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years and are expected to discuss the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. If North Korea participates in the Olympics, it will likely refrain from any missile nuclear tests during the duration of the games. North Korea's International Olympic Committee representative Chang Ung on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in the Olympics, Japan's Kyodo ... Read More »