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Another coastal storm could bring snow, rain, more misery this week


Sunny skies are expected for Sunday and Monday , with a high temperature in the mid-40s. Blizzard warnings were posted for portions of the Dakotas, where snow totals may reach 15 inches, with winds as high as 55 miles per hour. East winds could gust as high as 35 mph Monday , 30 mph Monday night, then turn out of the north decline to 10 to 15 mph Tuesday and Tuesday night. Read More »

Trump takes a jab at Xi over lifetime job at top


Although his power grab was voted through by the Communist party's annual congress in Beijing , social media has been buzzing with protests as frantic censors have tried to stem the flood of protests. Concerns have also been raised over the high-handed manner in which the amendment is being forced through, with little sign of a firm consensus in favor. Read More »

Supreme Court gives Dreamers more time


While Congress has thus far failed to find a legislative fix for DACA, dreamers have gotten a stay on today's deadline, with two federal courts blocking the Trump administration from withholding renewals for those who now have DACA protection, and with the Supreme Court declining to take up the White House's appeal of the injunction. Read More »

Budget session of parliament resumes, TMC stages protest

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was forced to adjourn the Lower House as Opposition leaders continued to create a ruckus over the Rs 12,703-crore scam involving the Punjab National Bank and jeweller Nirav Modi as well as MPs' demand for a special package for Andhra Pradesh . Read More »

Nagaland polls: BJP-NDPP alliance leading in early trends


Both the leaders are allies of the BJP as well as members of the NDA alliance in the North-east. The battle could be now confined between Mr Rio and NPF's Chief Ministerial face T R Zeliang as numbersdid not seem to favour either. When asked the necessity of submitting the pre-poll agreement copies to the governor, NPF secretary Sebastian Zumvu told TOI, "What happened in Manipur and Goa?" NPP chief Conrad Sangma said: "We are hopeful that we will be able to form the government". Read More »

Army canines neglected after return from Afghanistan, report says


Upon return to the US, numerous dogs were left in kennels for almost a year and not given proper care or attention, according to the report. No screening was done of people who wanted to adopt the dogs. The report faulted the Army for ignoring multiple Pentagon rules concerning the handling of dogs serving in the military. Among other problems, CNN reports the inspector general found the Army did not always abide by veterinary recommendation when placing dogs, including determining whether ... Read More »

During Nepal visit, Pak PM to discuss ways of invigorating Saarc


Abbasi will interact with political leaders at the dinner hosted by PM Oli as he will have no other official engagements and meetings with party leaders, according to sources. "Our support to each other at bilateral and multilateral fora has remained indispensible for both the sides", the statement added. With numerous countries in the eight-nation grouping joining the India-led initiative, Pakistan was forced to postpone the summit. Read More »

Leaning Potomac Mills sign likely to snarl Monday commutes

This comes after VDOT warned drivers against traveling on I-95 on Monday due to the sign. And there's not much county or state officials can do to fix the problem. Closed since rush hour Friday, southbound Interstate 95 is expected to reopen Sunday night, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Read More »

Coco wins Best Animated Feature at Oscars


Coco marks director Unkrich's second Oscar win after his 2010 win for Toy Story 3 in the same category. Unkrich said he did not set out to make the film political, but that events conspired to make its setting particularly relevant. The film took six years to produce, with members of the crew travelling to Mexico, as part of their research, to gain an authentic sense of the country's music and culture. Read More »

Senate elections underway in Pakistan


Before and after Saturday's polls, we saw political parties once again pointing fingers towards each other for indulging in illegal practices to secure more seats. In 2018, 52 senators (who were elected in 2012) are slated to retire. Moreover, the ECP authorised the returning officers (RO) to work as magistrates during the time of polling, adding that they have the right to call off the voting or render it void if they come across any attempts to disrupt order or compromise the electoral ... Read More »

USA investigator probes possible UAE attempts to buy influence


George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who serves as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and who a year ago was a frequent visitor to the White House under Trump, is now a focus of the investigation by Robert Mueller, The New York Times reported Sunday. Read More »

KY3 goes one-on-one with White House's Kellyanne Conway about opioid addictions


The event featured various members of the President's cabinet, and included counselor Kellyanne Conway. Trump rejected the way Republican leaders in Congress have framed the debate, saying the House-backed bill linking a background check measure with a bill to expand gun rights by allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines was not the right approach. Read More »

Candidates backed by Pakistan's ruling party win Senate polls


A total of 133 candidates had vied for the Senate seats in the elections , which started at 9 am and continued smoothly till closing time. Strict security measures had been taken outside buildings of Parliament house and the four provincial assemblies which were declared as the polling stations. Read More »

Merkel set for fourth term with SPD grand coalition


In the end, nearly two-thirds of the valid votes cast by the party's 464,000 members favored a coalition deal with Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party. With a resumption of the "grand coalition " government now assured, the SPD's pick for finance minister will be among the most-watched decisions ahead. Read More »

Trump draws global condemnation over tariffs


After President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He wrapped up his five-day visit to Washington, Chinese state media reported on Saturday that the two countries had made some progress on the issue. The removal of the term limit is widely speculated to enable President Xi Jinping to continue in office as head of the ruling Communist Party of China, ( CPC ), Chief of the military and the largely ceremonial Presidency possibly for life. Read More »

Solar Capital (SLRC) Rating Increased to Sell at BidaskClub

Sabby Management Llc who had been investing in Gw Pharmaceuticals Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.10B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.44% or $5.02 during the last trading session, reaching $344.67. JMP Securities raised shares of Solar Capital from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, August 2. Read More »

US Aircraft Carrier Arrives In Vietnam In First Such Visit Since War


Vietnam has also urged its fellow ASEAN nations to take a stronger stance against China in the South China Sea , though the body has largely chosen not to forcefully challenge Beijing. The two sides also underlined the importance of the "maintenance of freedom of navigation and over-flight in the South China Sea, full respect for diplomatic and legal processes, peaceful settlement of disputes without resorting to the threat or use of force, and in accordance with worldwide law", it said. Read More »

President Trump Suggests Executing Drug Dealers


Kushner, long the second-most powerful man in the West Wing, is under siege. A WHITE House lurching from crisis to crisis appeared close to complete meltdown yesterday, as President Donald Trump's staff struggled to limit damage from two impulsive moves with far-reaching consequences. Read More »

Oscars host Kimmel takes on Hollywood sexism

The late-night host also referenced the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Hollywood, mentioning disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein by name and saying he deserved to be expelled from the academy most of all . "We need to set an example", he said. No Golden Globes-style fashion protest was held by organizers of Time's Up , the initiative begun by several hundred prominent women in entertainment to combat sexual harassment. Read More »

Winter storm 2018: 2 children among 5 killed by fallen trees


It also hit transportation from the Middle Atlantic into New England, with more than a quarter of flights into and out of New York's three major airports and Boston's airport canceled. While the deadly nor'easter has moved offshore, high tides are expected Sunday on the New England coast. Officials did what they could to prepare prior to the storm but urged people in areas at risk of flooding to evacuate . Read More »

CBSE Board Exams 2018 For Class X, XII Begin Today


According to a CBSE official, a total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for Class X examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for Class XII examination. It is always better to reach the examination centre 30-40 minutes before the scheduled time rather than getting late and missing out the paper. Meanwhile, exams for the SSCE students will commence from April 2. Read More »

USA holds 'frank' talks on trade with Chinese envoy - White House official

President Donald Trump said he would impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in a veiled threat to China. Liu was dispatched to Washington to smooth over ties with China's largest trading partner. economic and trade relationships so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples, said Liu. Yet, with the surplus in China's favour proving an itch that US President Donald Trump can not stop scratching in his bid to achieve what he calls "fair and reciprocal" trade relationships - in ... Read More »

Youth will take country to great heights in 21st century: PM


It is a big change", Modi said addressing the youth via video conference on the theme - "Youth Power: "A vision for New India". Modi began his address by saying that there's always something substantial to be learnt through the interactions with the Younger generations. Read More »

Twitch Prime users are receiving free Fortnite outfits


If you're a Twitch Prime sub, you can get the exclusive Battle Royale Havoc Outfit and Back Bling , an exclusive Battle Royale Sub Commander Outfit and Slipstram Glider, exclusive Save the World Heroes Sub Commando Jonesy and Havoc , and four exclusive Twitch Chat Emojis. Read More »

Renaissance Group LLC Trims Stake in Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK)

Harvest Capital Strategies Llc who had been investing in Servicesource Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $334.47 million market cap company. Palouse reported 190,591 shares stake. Crown has a fifty-two week low of $48.86 and a fifty-two week high of $62.27. (NASDAQ:FB). Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 4,016 shares. Read More »

What does Trump think on guns?


Murphy was referring to Trump's bipartisan roundtable discussion Wednesday with lawmakers to discuss legislation addressing gun restrictions, mental health reforms, and tightened background checks, among other issues. "We've never had this level of opposition before, not ever ..." "If we don't, we're going to get hurt because most Americans believe we should solve problems that Americans are facing like gun violence", Graham said. Read More »