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Mexico, Canada could escape tariffs


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Goldman Sachs opposes Trump's import tariffs plan

Trump, clearly not the be deterred, countered he would slap tariffs on E.U. vehicle exports to the U.S. Currently, the U.S. imposes a 2.5% import tariff on cars assembled in Europe and a 25% tariff on European-built vans and pickup trucks, the most lucrative sector of the U.S. Read More »

Four people seriously hurt in knife attacks in Vienna


Further details regarding the attack and a possible motive were not immediately clear. The victims have been sent to hospital but the attacker who has yet to be confirmed by police fled the scene. "At first I did not dare to get out of it, but as more and more blue light approached, I dared to do it". "And half an hour later there was another Praterstern and here a person was also seriously injured and their life is in danger". Read More »

United Nations envoy seeks rights dialogue with North Korea after tensions ease


South Korea, where they now live, say the women defected. New Delhi has been cutting back on trade with North Korea but has maintained diplomatic links. "We have come certainly a long way, at least rhetorically, with North Korea", he told reporters. "North Korea's willingness to talk to the United States is a step forward in averting a crisis, but the formulation conveyed by North Korea of "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" is not new and reflects Pyongyang's desire to achieve the ... Read More »

The Trade Deficit Trump Wants to Fix May Only Worsen


Today's Commerce Department figures showed January exports fell 1.3 per cent to United States dollars 200.9 billion, the largest decrease in 16 months, as aircraft exports decreased in value by USD 1.8 billion and global sales of industrial supplies like crude oil and other chemicals fell by USD 1.3 billion. Read More »

William 'not planning' to attend World Cup in Russian Federation


Boris Johnson has raised doubts over whether England will participate in the 2018 World Cup after a former Russian spy was exposed to an unknown substance in Salisbury. "He was trying to show the range of hard and soft power available to show our worldwide displeasure", explained one source close to Johnson. Gary Neville, the former England player and assistant manager, branded Johnson a "useless fool". Read More »

Oakland mayor smacks down Sessions' immigrant bashing with one simple chart


Brown told reporters shortly after Session's speech to law enforcement officials Wednesday that it was unprecedented for him to "act more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer". "Oakland is a city of immigrants", Schaaf said. "These are laws that represent the values of Californians". One prohibits employers from letting immigration agents enter worksites or view employee files without a subpoena or warrant, an effort to prevent workplace raids. Read More »

Bank of Canada holds interest rate: Read the official statement


Earlier on Wednesday, Statistics Canada revealed that Canada posted a trade deficit of nearly $2 billion for the month of January, as exports fell by nearly five per cent. However, it was also noted that the trade policy developments are a significant and growing source of uncertainty. Disruptions to trade would sideswipe Canada's export-led economy and make it hard for the Bank of Canada to continue hiking rates, even as inflation pressures are beginning to build. Read More »

Australia's First Same-Sex Marriage Ends in Heartbreak


Jo Grant and Jill Kindt were the first same-sex couple to marry in Australia, after the country voted to legalised equal marriage past year. The marriage solemnised in the garden of their home, a week after the nation became the 26th country that allows same-sex marriage. Read More »

When does time change?


Benjamin Franklin ("early to bed and early to rise") endorsed time change to save money on candles, and troops in World War I followed suit to save on coal. They will have the correct time when you awaken Sunday morning. The good part about Daylight Saving Time? It took the state Senate less than a minute Tuesday to pass the " Sunshine Protection Act ". Read More »

Clip From FOX's OJ Simpson Special Features His 'Confession'


The interview with publisher Judith Regan , for her Harper Collins book If I Did It , was made in 2006 but FOX later chose to shelve it after public outcry. He says the killer then "blacks out" and then comes back to his senses "covered in blood". "This is hypothetical. I remember I grabbed the knife, I do remember that portion". Read More »