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Encompass Capital Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN)

Kahn Brothers Group Inc who had been investing in Patterson Energy for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.43B market cap company. The stock increased 2.42% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $19.93. Glg Ltd Com reported 2,563 shares. Tans Gillian sold $236,680 worth of stock. HANTSON LUDWIG sold $310,521 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. About 95,479 shares traded. Read More »

Jackpot Fever Rises As Mega Millions & Powerball Roll Over Again


The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302.5 million. Powerball tickets are $2 each and are played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. for the Powerball. A single winning ticket worth $559.7 million was sold in New Hampshire. Visit or for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Read More »

Syria's Douma faces catastrophe: local council


Recapturing the enclave would mark one of the most significant victories for President Bashar Assad in the seven-year civil war. Kafr Batna is one of several areas in the besieged enclave where talks are ongoing between local dignitaries and the regime on a possible evacuation to other areas of the country under rebel control. Read More »

Colombian President votes in congressional elections

Colombia's former leftist guerrillas faced their first electoral challenge as a political party Sunday in congressional voting that also measured the strength of the country's main political factions two months before presidential elections. Read More »

Fresh calls for inquiry of child sex abuse in Telford


Lucy Lowe, 16, was killed in 2000 along with her mum and sister "after her abuser set fire to their house " Who was Lucy Lowe? Following allegations from victims that the sex abuse is still ongoing after almost 40-years, Tory MP Lucy Allan has demanded a public enquiry into the decades-long child abuse scandal . Read More »

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweets Australia exempted from Trump tariffs


Australia's fair trade relationship with the U.S. could be held up as an example of what President Donald Trump hopes to achieve with other nations, Malcolm Turnbull believes. Tariffs on raw steel and aluminum will directly impact some of the companies represented at the show. The tariff hike will encourage United States production of steel and aluminum, raise utilisation rates, and keep domestic prices elevated over the next 2-3 years. Read More »

Deadly explosion in Austin kills teen, injures woman


Police were called to the home in Austin at 6.45am following reports of the explosion. Authorities say a package that exploded inside of an Austin home, killing a teenager and wounding a woman, is linked to a deadly package sent to another home in Texas' capital city earlier this month because they were both left on the front doorstep and not delivered by a mail service. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Is Willing to Return $130000 Hush Money


The New York Times reported on Monday that a lawyer of Stephanie Clifford - who uses the screen name Stormy Daniels - said that the adult film star would return the $130,000 in hush money if Cohen and Trump agree to let her tell her story, in which she is expected to reveal an affair with Trump. Read More »

Is Trump's trade war risky?


Under U.S. trade law, which is written to be consonant with our worldwide agreements, the president can impose tariffs under certain narrowly defined conditions. The whole integrity of WTO is at peril because the attitude United States has taken. Meanwhile, they send the message that the US government is lurching toward protectionism, and alienate our allies. Read More »

Mostly Sunny High Near 49

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. North, northeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming east northeast in the evening. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Read More »

WVU earns No. 5 seed in NCAA Tournament


West Virginia is heading back to the Big Dance. St. Louis gave Murray State it's only double-figure loss this year, a 69-55 road decision to the Billikens back on December 12. Murray State's toughest tests of the season came in losses to Middle Tennessee State on November 13, 2017, and Auburn on December 19, 2017. Murray State has a pair of dynamic seniors in guard Jonathan Stark and forward Terrell Miller Jr. Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav aide Naresh Agrawal joins BJP


Agrawal joined the party in presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP headquarters in Delhi. She wrote, " Shri Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party ". " Meri koi shart par nahi aya, koi Rajya Sabka ki ticket ki maang nahi hai ", Naresh Agrawal said on joining BJP. The seven-time MLA from Hardoi constituency is known for his controversial statements. Read More »

Man Utd boss McTominay called up for Scotland friendlies


McLeish confirmed last week that McTominay would go straight into his first squad for the upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary after being convinced by the midfielder's "passion" to play for the Tartan Army. "It is a fresh start", McLeish said. McTominay's global future had been the subject of much speculation, but the 21-year-old ultimately snubbed interest from England to pledge his allegiance to Scotland . Read More »

Crash and dash caught on camera in Miami


It didn't get far before another SUV blocked its path. In the video, one man screams, "Don't move". Moments before, it ran a red light at the junction of Biscayne Blvd and Northeast 36th Street. Even though the SUV was damaged in the crash, its driver put the auto in reverse and began moving away from the scene. The driver, however, swerves out of the scene. Read More »

Exploding package kills teen, injures woman in Texas

Explosion at 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Dr; At this time, no other patients have been identified, remain clear of area & expect road closures & heavy traffic delays. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responding to the scene to assist the Austin Police Department, as is APD's bomb squad and its robot. Authorities have not yet said if the blast Monday was related to another explosion on March 2 that left a man dead . Read More »

DeMarco Murray, Jonathan Stewart reportedly meeting with Detroit Lions Monday


Murray turned 30 last month and was released by the Titans last week in a cost-cutting move. He had 680 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games last season. The Lions may be the team that gives him that opportunity. Murray finished third in the National Football League in rushing in 2016, but fell off dramatically in 2017 and averaged a career-worst 3.6 yards-per-carry. Read More »

Eddie Jones does not expect quick fix to England's breakdown woes


One's by a hair's breadth against France and in the other one we were outplayed. Today it was similar. "We are always going to go through this at some stage". But increasingly it is looking as much a reflection on the benefits of home advantage in this competition as it is any fundamental failings on Scotland's part. Read More »

Mexico says Nafta talks separate from Trump's tariffs policy


What will be key in Trump's tariff announcement will be what happens in the interim? She said Canada would push "until the prospect of these duties is fully and permanently lifted", and said it would be inconceivable to apply tariffs to a close military ally like Canada on national security grounds. Read More »

Nasa suspends People's Assembly plans on Uhuru's request


This comes three days after NASA leader Raila Odinga began a reconciliatory process with President Uhuru Kenyatta calling for truce into their highly polarized political vendettas. Mr. Mahama, alongside other observer groups, had declared the August 8, 2017 elections which the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won, as free and fair, despite the irregularities alleged by Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga. Read More »

Nicole Bolton tons helped Australia to take 1-0 lead over India


However, Mandhana was trapped in front of the wicket by Amanda-Jade Wellington in the first ball of the 10th over, giving the leg-spinner the first of her three wickets. India have won the toss and elected to bat against Australia. They added 76 for the eighth wicket, with Vastrakar bringing up her maiden half-century in just her third innings. Read More »

Mild start to weekend, rain & snow chance

Northwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Saturday night will be cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. Low: 62. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Friday, March 9: High: 35. MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 53. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour in the evening. There is a 40% chance of snow Wednesday , 50% Wednesday night . Read More »

European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation


In a statement this morning the European Union said its latest assessment of the situation "did not justify a change in the sanctions regime". "On 12 March 2018, the Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 September 2018". Read More »

Arms imports to Middle East jump 103 percent in 5 years


India was the world's largest importer of major arms in 2013-2017, accounting for 12 percent of the global arms imports. "Widespread violent conflicts in the Middle East and concerns about human rights have led to political debate in Western Europe and North America about restricting arms sales ", said SIPRI researcher Pieter Wezeman in a statement. Read More »

Mourinho unsure about Pogba for Sevilla game


Rashford's opportunities have diminished since Alexis Sanchez joined from Arsenal in January, despite the Chilean scoring just once in nine United appearances. "Of course he was fundamental". "When Pogba returns to fitness, I can only see him making the bench". "Today, he probably came in unexpected but we trusted him". Read More »

Concern mounts as Trump sticks with tariff level


President Donald Trump is to press ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, although he said on Thursday he was willing to strike a deal that could see Canada and Mexico exempted. The Commerce Department also may look into removing certain products from the brunt of the hefty tariffs, he said. China was quick to respond to Trump's announcement. Read More »

DeVos: There is an 'urgency' in solving gun violence


Why take money away from that school that's not working to bring them up to a level where that school is working? "Have the public schools in MI gotten better?" Uh, I don't know. Teachers began tweeting photos of what their classrooms actually look like at the education secretary. The public schools here are doing worse than they did. Read More »

INX Media case: ED can't arrest Karti till March 20


Meanwhile, Chidambaram's counsel moved court for hearing his bail petition today itself, which is scheduled for March 15. "During the entire period of police custody remand, Karti Chidambaram was evasive and non-cooperative". Opposing the security application, the CBI argued that while there may be a threat to P Chidambaram, no threat lies to Karti or his family members, as they continue to travel around the country at free will. Read More »

Political leadership condemns shoe attack on Nawaz


Nawaz Sharif addressed the crowd and praised its late leader, Mufti Naeem, before ending his speech and departing. Asif was addressing a Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) workers' convention in Sialkot city of Punjab on Saturday when the saga unfolded. Read More »

Authorities to hold meetings Sunday on Beaver Dam explosion plans


Roads in the area will be closed Wednesday to keep the public and business owners nearby safe and away from the burn site. Another meeting will be held for media at City Council Chambers. The man who died in Monday's apartment blast in Beaver Dam had extensive knowledge of chemicals, sources told our Milwaukee sister station WISN-TV, which is not naming him because law enforcement officials have not confirmed his identity yet. Read More »

SC to consider auction of Unitech's unencumbered assets to refund home buyers


The apex court will then consider auctioning these properties to refund money to distressed homebuyers. The top court has asked Unitech to submit the complete list within a fortnight. At the last hearing, Unitech had claimed that lending company JM Financial ARC was willing to finance its housing projects and the court had accordingly asked its managing director or a competent officer to be personally present in court on the next date. Read More »

Bangladeshi Passenger Plane Crashes in Nepal's Kathmandu


The paper said that at least 17 passengers have been rescued and sent to city hospitals for treatment, as rescue efforts continued. A huge cloud of smoke was seen rising from the airport, say eyewitnesses. All flights in and out of TIA have been cancelled following the crash. He said the plane appeared to have caught fire just before it landed and skidded to a stop in a field beside the runway. Read More »