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Russia's Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Chechnya

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He added that the helicopter presumably belonged to the Border Guard Service. Their bodies were found at the crash site. The search operation is now underway. Interfax news agency reports that Chechen leader Ramzan Kaydrov has confirmed the crash and that he said weather conditions in the area had been "difficult". Read More »

Trump on Russian Interference in 2018: 'We'll Counteract Whatever They Do'

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "is going to be announcing those within a week", Coats told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee where he testified about worldwide threats. "We haven't been given credit for this but we've actually been working very hard on the '18 election and the '20 election coming up". "You have to be very vigilant". Read More »

Nigeria host FIFA World Cup trophy

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The African songs will be added to the pool of FIFA World Cup global songs together with the official Coca-Cola World Cup anthem Colours done by Jason Derulo. Buhari said he was appreciative of Federation Internationale de Football Association for allowing trophy tour two cities in Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos. Read More »

EU's Tusk says 'we don't want to build a wall' with UK

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That is one of the first tangible signs that banks are starting to act on Brexit contingency plans to keep what the European Union calls passporting rights - the possibility to offer services to all European Union clients via just one local licence. Read More »

Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

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Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and financing the blasts during national celebrations in the capital Abuja . Nwabueze was also found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Recall that a dozen people were killed in the bombing at the Eagle Square, Abuja during the Goodluck Jonathan administration. "They are accordingly convicted as charged", Justice Kolawole held. Read More »

NAB court gets two more months to decide graft cases against Sharifs

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Earlier on Wednesday, Sharif, Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd.) Muhammad Safdar appeared in the court for hearing in the Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption references, labelled against Sharif and his family. To which counsel for the NBP president Hashmat Habid pleaded for more time to prepare the case adding there were several obstacles in framing charges and requested to grant some time to read the charges before framing charge-sheet. Read More »

What's next for gun measures at the Florida state legislature

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent prayers but not much else by way of a solution. An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the February 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland. Read More »

Instead Of Thoughts And Prayers, Oregon Passes New Gun Safety Law

More counselors. More books. Smaller class sizes would allow teachers to interact more with their students. More spending on foster youth, English learners, and low-income students, as the law intends. Teachers are meant to teach not be a form of law enforcement. In each of these cases, it was a handgun-a weapon that one can easily hide. My school children were murdered in their classrooms. Read More »

Carson will cancel $31000 dining set

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HUD's Director of Records Management Marcus Smallwood sent an email to Carson - who returned his department's $31,000 furniture last week after news broke his staff misused taxpayer money - accusing the Donald Trump cabinet member of going after his own staff in retaliation to the office decor controversy. Read More »

Adviser to United Arab Emirates cooperating with Mueller

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A former aide to Donald Trump said Monday that he would refuse to comply with special counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena in the Russian Federation probe. "I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has", Sanders said. The "Morning Joe" host speculated about what caused Nunberg's freaky tirade against the Trump administration, refusal to cooperate with Mueller and crude insults directed at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . Read More »

Big Sky tourney: Lady Griz win opener

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It was the first league tournament victory for second-year Lady Griz coach Shannon Schweyen . "But then it's tough because if you get too many, they can get you in transition". The last 11 minutes our guys got it done on the defensive end, bottom line. "And our guys made some huge shots". After a pair of free throws by Devonte Klines, who led five double-figures scorers for MSU with 16 points, pushed the lead back to 10, Stewart had seven points and two assists during a 12-2 run the squared ... Read More »

Texas Primary Election Results: Twenty-Ninth House District

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In an unexpected move, Cruz chose to attack O'Rourke by name before the polls had even closed. "We've got people calling in, wanting to volunteer", she said. George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner , won a contested primary after he cozied-up to a president who once called his dad, Jeb, a pathetic person. Read More »

Trail Blazers... and Damian Lillard... is the run for real? Or no?

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Lakers: Los Angeles lost at home for the first time since January 5, ending a nine-game winning streak at Staples Center. Portland stretched its Northwest Division lead to 1.5 games over Minnesota and is in third place in the Western Conference standings, one game in front of New Orleans. Read More »

Mexico, Canada could escape tariffs

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The NAFTA agreement with the other countries around the North American region has been a sticking point, with the President suggesting the U.S. have been suffering off the back of a poor deal whilst others have benefited. Administration refers to trump national security as the reason of introduction of duties on imports into the United States of aluminum (10%) and steel (25%). Read More »

Burlington Voters Send Weinberger To Third Term

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She also worked on Sanders' Congress re-election campaign in 2000. "I'm asking for your vote because City Hall is not listening to us, and is catering to private interests instead of working for the people who live here", she says on her website, promising economic opportunities, green businesses and affordable housing. Read More »

Radio broadcasting legend Woody Durham passes away

He spent 40 years as the voice of the Tar Heels, retiring from broadcasting in 2011. Our deepest condolences go out to the Durham family and every who will be impacted by his passing. College basketball rivalries are fierce and bitter in this part of the state, but respect for Durham has always seemed to cross partisan lines. In addition, Durham will be inducted into the National Sports Media Association's Hall of Fame in June. Read More »

Manchester Middle School Teacher Struck By Lightning

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The teacher was alert and conscious when emergency medical personnel arrived, police said. Police said a second woman who had been standing under the umbrella but not holding it escaped injury. There have been more than 30 reports of lightning strikes across Manchester Township since Winter Storm Quinn began pounding the Tri-State area on Wednesday. Read More »

Schumer fires back at Trump on traffic project

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For the second time in a week, Chao also deflected a question about the administration's position, telling Maloney "you need to ask the White House" about why Trump sought to kill Gateway. "No one has said that this is a program that should be killed", she said. Frank LoBiondo R-2nd Dist., asked House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster , R-Pa., earlier this week to change the policy in the fiscal 2018 spending bill. Read More »

Caroline Lucas Hits Out At Newspaper Ads Promoting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince

Theresa May and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince have used talks in Downing Street to lay plans for a £65 billion trade and investment package. She said: "We must tell them that as long as they continue the indiscriminate bombing of residential areas, of farms, of markets in Yemen, as long as they continue to restrict the flow of food, medical supplies and fuels to a population suffering mass epidemics of malnutrition and cholera , then they should not expect our support in that war and their ... Read More »

What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talks

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In another North Korean publication, meant more for global consumption, Pyongyang bashed the USA in its typical way, saying the United States was "openly pushing ahead with its preparations for igniting a war of aggression in an attempt to reverse the atmosphere of detente on the Korean Peninsula", according to The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng . Read More »

Trial Begins of Teenager Charged with Parsons Green Terror Attack

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Video played for the jury showed an explosion inside the subway vehicle followed by a large fireball that caused many burns and severe injuries. "Many ran in fear and panic. The attack injured 30 people at the London tube station on September 15 previous year. Hassan claimed asylum when he arrived in Britain on the back of a truck travelling through the Channel Tunnel from France, saying he was in fear of Islamic State. Read More »

Ripple Powered App to Revolutionize Domestic Payments in Japan

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The Japanese Bank Consortium will release an instant domestic payments mobile app, " MoneyTap ", using Ripple's technology in the fall of 2018, Ripple's blog reported yesterday, March 6. What's more, MoneyTap helps shed the costs associated with existing banking and ATM fees that are now applied to domestic money transfers in Japan, making those payments not just faster, but cost less overall. Read More »

Arvest Bank Trust Division Cuts Position in Celgene Co. (NASDAQ:CELG)

The company has a market cap of $68.95 Billion. The stock increased 11.46% or GBX 95 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 924. About 261,648 shares traded or 41.00% up from the average. The stock of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:RR) has "Underweight" rating given on Friday, July 31 by JP Morgan. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $120 target. Read More »

Tehran's missile production 'increased three-fold' - commander

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Amidst efforts to rescue the Iran nuclear deal, Iran has recently declared that its missile production has increased three-fold, despite worldwide pressure setting on curtailing its military ambitions. US President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the deal unless three European signatories help "fix" it by forcing Iran to limit its sway in the Middle East and rein in its missile program. Read More »

Politicians criticise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over Syria remark

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Rai Shankar wrote an open letter to the AIMPLB members saying going through the court was a loss for both Hindus and Muslims and an out-of-court settlement would be a "win-win situation" for both the communities, the 'godman, who has been making mediation efforts, meeting Muslim and Hindu leaders, to find a solution to the dispute. Read More »

Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Indicted on 34 Counts

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No date was set for an arraignment, at which Cruz will be allowed to enter a plea, said Constance Simmons, a spokeswoman for the Broward County state attorney's office. The report said Cruz "often sits with a blank stare", appeared to laugh and exhibited "awkward" behavior during and after a visit with an attorney and had one "family visit". Read More »

Secret $560M Powerball victor has lawyers pick up prize

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A New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will be donating roughly $250,000 of her winnings to charities that feed hungry children and help young girls in the state, her lawyers said. Shaheen said he would appeal if a New Hampshire judge rules that the woman's name must be revealed. The victor, known in court filings as "Jane Doe", has sued the state to maintain her anonymity. Read More »

OR governor signs gun control law

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The bill was scheduled to return to the House floor late yesterday for what could be a final vote. In all, some 40 bills have been introduced in the General Assembly on gun issues so far this year, including some that would loosen gun restrictions. Read More »

Black Hawk helicopters deployed to suppress grass fire near Hamilton

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In addition to Ellis County, Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Katie Horner says the fires being fought late Tuesday morning are in in Reno and Sedgwick counties. Suzanne Basore said she smelled smoke and looked out a window to see her yard on fire. The fire approached Hamilton's eastern city limits but was brought under control around 1 pm. Read More »

Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly getting the cooperation of a Lebanese-American businessman with ties to Arab royalty in his probe of foreign influence on the Trump presidential campaign. Nader has also drawn particular attention for his role in two meetings between foreign officials and Trump associates. CNN reported that investigators were interested in Nader's presence at a December 2016 NY meeting between Emirati officials and Trump advisers that was held without the ... Read More »