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China may hike tariffs on United States pork, other goods in trade spat


It stresses that the USA needs to be forceful, but civil to limit potential blowback on the economy. "That's why manufacturers have welcomed President Trump's focus on addressing this serious problem", Timmons says. These unilateral moves have prompted strong opposition and warnings from business groups around the world. In a letter to Trump on Sunday, 45 US trade associations, representing retail, technology, agriculture and other consumer-product industries, urged the administration not to ... Read More »

China should target United States soybeans, says former finance minister

Dozens of industry groups sent a letter last weekend to Trump warning that "the imposition of sweeping tariffs would trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the US economy, provoking retaliation; stifling USA agriculture, goods, and services exports; and raising costs for businesses and consumers". Read More »

Investors Sell Shares of Northrop Grumman (NOC) on Strength (NOC)

Insiders sold 8,344 shares of company stock worth $2,896,627 over the last ninety days. The shares were sold at an average price of $353.20, for a total transaction of $457,747.20. Ifrah Inc has invested 0.31% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Baidu Inc now has $80.11B valuation. It also increased its holding in Osterweis Strategic Income Fund (OSTIX) by 102,759 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.03 million shares, and has risen its stake in Federated Government Money Mkt Obligs Tr. Read More »

Fruits And Nuts Are Among US Products At Risk Of Chinese Tariffs


The Chinese embassy in Washington said in a statement: "If a trade war were initiated by the US, China would fight to the end to defend its own legitimate interests with all necessary measures". "The farmers and exporters we represent have been here before in our relationship with China". That was a response to the tariffs on steel and aluminium imports that Mr Trump announced earlier this month. Read More »

Don't Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome — UN Tells Poland


A strong Catholic country, Poland has been debating a complete abortion ban for years . Abortion on demand was legalized in Poland during communist rule. Malgorzata, 58, a psychologist, told Reuters: "I am against treating woman as an inferior type of human being". Fellow protester Magdalena, who is also 33, said: "This government has polarised Poland like never before, but at least people are waking up". Read More »

Fourth fodder scam: Lalu Prasad sentenced to seven years of imprisonment


The Special CBI court of judge Shivpal Singh has also fined the RJD chief Rs 60 lakh for his role in the Dumka Treasury case. While the court found Lalu guilty, it acquitted Jagannath Mishra in the same case. The RJD leader also claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are scared of Lalu Prasad Yadav . This is second case in which Mishra has been acquitted. Read More »

Amit Shah's letter full of false information: Chandrababu Naidu


Formalising the split between the two parties, BJP President Amit Shah has unleashed an attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu , saying TDP's decision to quit the NDA was unilateral "guided wholly and exclusively by political considerations instead of development concerns". Read More »

Class 5 Assam girl gangraped and burnt to death


The two minors have been booked under Juvenile Justice Act. At the hospital where the victim was rushed, she told the police that she knew the three boys who poured kerosene and set her on fire after raping her. But villagers say security of women in the locality is a huge concern. Recently the Member of the Assam Assembly, representing Batadroba constituency, under which Dhaniyabheti village falls, had raised the issue of women's safety in the state assembly. Read More »

'Crazy lefties': Dutton unfazed by backlash over South Africa farmers claim


But all that being said and done, it's extremely great and not at all concerning that Dutton, being one of the most powerful players in the government, is brushing off criticism from left-leaning publications like they're his "haters". The home affairs minister came out all guns blazing on Thursday after Greens MPs lined up to label him racist for planning to give the farmers special attention. Read More »

Stephon Clark: Second Day Of Protests Roll Through Sacramento


Stephon Clark , 23, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Department officers on Sunday, March 18. But police found only a cellphone. It's a privilege, but it's also a responsibility. "And we stand here before you - old, young, black, white, brown - and we are all united in our commitment". Read More »

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: Disc tweet is 'warning shot' to Trump


Cohen argued last week that he has the right to seek at least US$20 million in damages from Daniels, arguing that she violated the nondisclosure agreement 20 times. City National Bank did not respond to a request for comment. It is the first and only television interview in which she speaks about the alleged relationship. Read More »

Boeing (NYSE:BA) Shares Sold by Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co


The stock holds an average trading capacity of 5.91M shares for the past three months. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. Berenberg maintained it with "Buy" rating and $395.0 target in Monday, January 29 report. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on shares of Boeing from $290.00 to $345.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Read More »

Suspect in Austin Bombings Is Dead, Police Say


It seemed to indicate the 23-year-old knew he was about to be caught, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley . His motives for the bombings remain unknown. He says the school informed Mason's stand-up bass teacher on Thursday that he would have been accepted. But, ultimately, none of this explains why Conditt, who attended a Christian church, veered toward violence, how he made bombs law-enforcement officials described as sophisticated, or why he decided that Austin and its residents ... Read More »

President Trump Must Face Accusations of 'Apprentice' Contestant


Zervos says Trump's conduct occurred after she was a contestant. Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter ruled Tuesday that Summer Zervos' lawsuit can proceed. McDougal said American Media paid her $150,000 in 2016 for the rights to her story that she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007 and then never published it. Read More »

North 'agrees' to hold high-level talks with South Korea


Seoul had proposed the talks using a border communication channel, according to Yonhap news agency. Only U.S. and South Korean officials have said Kim Jong Un plans to meet with President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in by May. Read More »

Storm puts California towns at risk of slides


So far more than 60,000 residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have been asked or ordered to leave their homes since the rains began. In northern California , heavy rains caused a small dam on the Moccasin Reservoir, east of San Francisco, to overflow, prompting the National Weather Service to warn that the structure was in danger of imminent collapse. Read More »

Turkish forces raise flags in Afrin and declare victory over Kurds


Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters allied with Ankara had advanced Sunday into Afrin after a almost two-month-long campaign. The fighting for the Kurdish corridor in Syria has led 150,000 to flee over the last three days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More »

California Police Shoot Dead Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard

The Kings eventually made a decision to start playing even though many fans were blocked from entering, leaving the arena mostly empty during the game. "The bottom line is we have a young African-American man with a cellphone being shot dead by police". The two officers have since been placed on paid administrative leave amid a use of force investigation. Read More »

NYC Firefighter Killed In Huge Fire On Set Of Edward Norton Movie

Michael Davidson , 37, was a 15-year veteran of the FDNY , a husband, and a father of four. The fire began around 11 an unoccupied residential building that was being used for filming, according to THR . "It looked like, essentially it looked like a volcano", said Scott Raynor. "This is insane, this fire". According to the FDNY , he is the 1,150th NY firefighter to die in the line of duty. Read More »

What You Should Know About Next National Security Adviser John Bolton


Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said Bolton is the "wrong choice" for national security adviser , given his "disturbing and bellicose record of choosing confrontation rather than dialogue, politicizing intelligence to fit his worldview, and aggressively undermining treaties and negotiations created to reduce weapons-related security threats". Read More »

Calls in US, UK to probe Facebook, data firm


In an interview that aired later on CNN , Zuckerberg apologised for the situation and vowed that Facebook will do better to protect user privacy . "We are doing a set of things to restrict the amount of access that developers can get going forward, but the other [thing] is that we need to make sure that there aren't any other Cambridge Analyticas out there, or folks who have improperly accessed data", Zuckerberg said. Read More »

Czechs consider expelling Russian diplomats, following Britain


Mr Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia , were extremely ill when they were discovered on the park bench in The Maltings shopping centre, in Salisbury, on 4 March. The Kremlin has angrily rejected Britain's claims and Russian officials have offered numerous alternative explanations, including that London directed the attack itself or that Washington may have been involved. Read More »

England on mind, Virat Kohli to skip Afghan Test for Surrey stint


It is learnt that India captain Virat Kohli's sole focus is on the five Test series against England and he is ready to miss the one off Test against Afghanistan starting 14 June as he will be busy with his county stint. He too tweeted, " Virat Kohli has made a strong statement of intent about the England tour where he has unfinished business by opting to play county cricket". Read More »

Salisbury poisoning officer discharged from hospital


Mr Skripal and Yulia are said to still be in a "critical but stable condition" in intensive care while Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was also injured by the nerve agent, is no longer critical. "I wish him and his family well as he recovers from this appalling incident". The British government has accused Russian Federation of being responsible for the attack - either by directly ordering the attack, or through having "lost control" of Soviet Union developed nerve agents known as ... Read More »

Classrooms equipped with buckets of rocks to stone shooters


In at least one school district, in Redmond, Washington, ALICE training also involved guidance for children to distract an intruder. "Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket full of river stone". A student who liked the plan said "anything helps, rocks are better than books and pencils". Another parent supported the plan, arguing "we have to get creative". Read More »

EU Leaders: Highly Likely' Russia Behind Attack


EU leaders discussed their response to the Salisbury poisoning over a European council summit dinner in Brussels. "The prospect of a cliff-edge at the end of December 2020 looms large, because most people who know anything about worldwide trade think it is unlikely, if not impossible, that we see a trade deal negotiated and ratified between now and the end of December 2020", Menon said. Read More »

Zuckerberg's response doesn't cut it, say Facebook critics


They are in communication with Facebook and Zuckerberg to set the date and time for the hearing soon, Associated Press reported. The news comes after Isba publicly called for Facebook to urgently get its house in order, recommending complete transparency of its data sharing safety measures under threat of a full-blown advertiser boycott. Read More »

U.S. busts 'massive' Iranian hacking scheme


As for the 37 state email accounts, officials say they did not contain confidential information, and the state's computer systems where confidential information is stored was never breached. CLARIFICATION: The case is the second time the U.S. Justice Department has indicted hackers who conducted intrusions of behalf of the Iranian government . Read More »

Winter Storm expected to just miss western Wisconsin


Winter weather advisories have now been issued from parts of IN and Kentucky to western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according to The Weather Channel . Southeast Minnesota is also expected to be impacted by the storm with accumulations of 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Four Tahoe-area ski resorts - Kirkwood, Northstar, Heavenly and Diamond Peak in Nevada - reported more than a foot of snow over the last 24 hours. Read More »

Zell Miller, Former Georgia Governor and Senator, Dies at 86


Bush. Miller's stubborn independence could put him at odds with fellow Democrats. "Among all of his many accomplishments, his impact on diversifying the Georgia judiciary is one of his greatest legacies". I made it because Harry Truman fought for working families like mine. "He was tough as nails". Beginning in 1975, Miller spent 16 years as lieutenant governor under George Busbee and Joe Frank Harris, serving in that post longer than anyone else in Georgia history. Read More »

First rebels leave Syria enclave under Russian-brokered deal


Syrian state media said the buses carried 1580 people, including 413 rebel fighters given safe passage to northwestern Syria . Meanwhile, the War Media said a total of 3,500 kidnapped people are expected to be released from the rebel-held Douma district in Eastern Ghouta on Friday night. Read More »