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Security tight as Karachi gears up for PSL final

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More than 8,000 security personnel have been deployed for the Twenty20 final between Islamabad United and last year's champions Peshawar Zalmi. With AP Photos. Despite the encouraging signs, some of the PSL's top stars preferred not to play in Pakistan , including Quetta Gladiators batsman Kevin Pietersen who appeared to announce his retirement instead. Read More »

School shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending

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Jaelynn Willey was shot in the head in a hallway just before classes began about 7:55 a.m.at Great Mills High School , according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the girl's family. A former coach at the Maryland school where a shooting happened earlier this week is rallying support to help get students to the March for Our Lives on Saturday. Read More »

USTR: US May Delay Steel Tariffs for Some Nations

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The US is in talks with the European Union, Australia and Argentina, and may soon begin talks with Brazil, about exclusions from tariffs on steel and aluminum set to go into effect this week, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Wednesday. Read More »

Trump's Chinese tariffs could have a big impact on the tech industry

The steps are based on the results of USTR's eight-month investigation of suspected misappropriation of American technology by China. China released Friday a list of potential tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. The United States will also pursue litigation in the World Trade Organization to address what the administration calls China's discriminatory licensing practices. Read More »

2 militants killed in Dooru gunfight

A police official said the encounter ensued after a joint party of Army's Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and special operations group (SOG) of J&K police cordoned off Shistargam village in Dooru on Friday evening following information about a group of militants. Read More »

Tallahassee's 'March For Our Lives' Rally Draws Crowd of 2500

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About 800 sister marches were scheduled in every USA state and across several continents. The nation's capital is generally nonchalant about protests, but Saturday's gathering has prompted more attention and speculation than usual. "It's just scary, and I sometimes wonder what if it happens in Boise?" "I am in no way saying 'Let's scrap the Second Amendment, '" she said. The mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas, the eighth school shooting of the year, moved the young ... Read More »

Thousands gather worldwide to march for gun control

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Some of the young voices were very young. Speakers there included a number of students with a connection to Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and several political figures, including Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee State Representative Lorrane Ausley and Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna. Read More »

European Union wants temporary exemptions to United States tariffs to be permanent

Still, the EU's 28 members said in a joint statement Friday that they regret the USA decision, rejecting Mr. Trump's national security justification for the levies that the bloc called a "sector-wide protection". "We can't have a $375 billion trade deficit and not do anything to defend ourselves", Lighthizer said. "Europe can not be the. weakest link", Macron said. Read More »

Students silent no more on gun violence

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But Cheryl Biller, leader of the North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action, said the local groups have become more active recently following the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla. Read More »

Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police further this year

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Mamnoon Hussain thanked the Sri Lankan president for accepting his invitation to visit Pakistan. The heads of both countries mutually made a decision to bolster their trade relations and make the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) more effective. Read More »

Vehicle bomb attack in Afghan city kills at least 13

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Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, in Helmand province said the 12 killed and 40 wounded were received at a hospital in Lashkar Gha on Friday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. So far the Taliban, Afghanistan's largest militant group, has given only a muted response. Read More »

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

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HAYS ED also sold $4.01M worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares. Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. Massachusetts-based Bainco has invested 0.68% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Optimum Investment Advsr holds 24,210 shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.49% of the company's stock. Read More »

John Bolton plans to fire dozens of White House officials

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Bolton has previously been involved with the Reagan, H.W. Bush and Bush administrations. But the past is often prologue and nobody should bet their mortgages on a transformed John Bolton. For that reason alone, he's unqualified to provide foreign policy advice to anyone. How hard will it be for Bolton to shape those impulses into something more in line with his own vision? What's really happening is that Trump is increasingly surrounding himself with advisers who are better than the "adults ... Read More »

Court says Trump can face defamation suit

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As she rejected Trump's effort to block Zervos's lawsuit from proceeding, New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer G. Schecter cited precedent from the Paula Jones case against President Bill Clinton , which led to his impeachment in 1998. Read More »

British officials compare Russia World Cup to Hitler's Olympics

He also hit out at Britain's allegation that Moscow was behind the Salisbury nerve agent attack . "That goes beyond common sense and we do not think British war veterans, including those of the Arctic convoys, would share this opinion". He was concerned however about the safety of English fans and the ability of the British embassy and consular services to protect them. However, he admitted this conversation had yet to take place. Read More »

Winter storm passes to our south, few showers possible

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Little or no accumulation is expected over most of our area with an inch or two possible in Butler county. Yuhas said skies are to be mostly cloudy in the morning, with some sun peaking out in the afternoon. Saturday will feature "plenty of sunshine" with temperatures in the mid-40s, said meteorologist Fay Morrone of the National Weather Service's Upton office. Read More »

Steve Bannon on data breach

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The company was embroiled in scandal after an undercover reporter filmed Nix pitching his company's services to ensnare politicians and surreptitiously target voters using data that Cambridge Analytica scooped up from 50 million Facebook users. Read More »

Macron expresses 'concern' over Turkish offensive in Afrin

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The United States "has no intention to leave Manbij", said the U.S. Department of State spokesperson on March 22, despite Turkey's pledge to clear the People's Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij, in northern Syria. The efforts to help Syrian civilians return home is undergoing, said the army. Turkey launched a ground and air offensive on January 20 codenamed Olive Branch to oust the main Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin ... Read More »

Macedonia passes Albanian Language Law amid tensions in Parliament

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While the session continued, associations and supporters of the opposition protested outside Parliament against the voting of this law. Ivanov returned the law to parliament for further review. Former Prime Minister and former VMRO DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski [right] went behind Xhaferi's desk and tried to meddle with his electronic equipment. Read More »

Boris Johnson likens SWC to 1936 Olympics

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The Foreign Secretary suggested it was "an emetic prospect" to think of the Russian President "glorying in this sporting event", as he agreed it would be comparable to the Olympics held in Nazi Germany. In reply, Russian Federation denounced Johnson as unprofessional. Earlier on Wednesday, the ministry took the extraordinary step of summoning representatives from every foreign diplomatic mission in Moscow to hear a long, public diatribe - the latest attempt to rebut British accusations ... Read More »

MLK's granddaughter at march: 'I have a dream that enough is enough'

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Day at her grandfather's memorial. Speaking to CNN after her speech, Yolanda Renee King said she has grown exhausted of lockdown drills in her 4th grade classroom in preparation for a potential school shooting. He delivered his most famous speech, "I Have a Dream", during the March on Washington in August 1963. Martin Luther King Jr ., perhaps the most celebrated leader of the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s, advocated for making change through nonviolence and civil ... Read More »

Governor's Easter egg hunt brings out more than 500 people

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Each area has its own start time. There were four hunts today for separate age groups. Boston Pizza, for example, has donated 200 eggs with prizes and coupons attached. "Their generous donation helped make this event possible", she said. Remnant Church hosted a community Easter egg hunt in Terre Haute. "We get to meet all the kids, and we get candy, and see the Easter Bunny and all those people", Rhoads said. Read More »

UK's Channel 4 Orders Documentary on Poisoning of Former Russian Spy

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Russian Federation denies being involved in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal . "We believe it is absolutely unacceptable and unworthy of the British Government to seek to further seriously aggravate relations in pursuit of its unseemly political ends, having announced a whole series of hostile measures, including the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the country", the statement continued. Read More »

China warns U.S. it will defend own trade interests

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The Dow Jones industrial average sank 724.42 points, or 2.9 percent, to 23,957.89. China's Commerce Ministry on Friday urged the U.S.to avoid placing bilateral trade ties in danger but said it was not afraid of a trade war. "Coming back to the negotiation table is a relatively good result", Wang said. At Trump's signing of a memorandum ordering the process to add taxes on Chinese imports, Vice President Mike Pence said that "the era of economic surrender is over". Read More »

Some Snow/Rain Showers Saturday into Sunday

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We are expected to get at least 2 inches and possible 4 inches of snow by the time this event ends Sunday morning. The winds will also not be as brisk. Precipitation, in the form of snow, will overspread the area starting early this morning and then continue into tonight and early Sunday . With a cold atmosphere aloft and decent moisture in place, a few bursts of snow will be locally on the heavier side, and more like a snow squall. Read More »

Congress passes new $1.3 trillion spending bill

Is the president going to sign the bill? Almost two years after launching a presidential campaign that frequently attracted criticism for comments about Latinos, President Trump is still trying to convince the demographic group that the GOP is the party for them. Read More »

Facebook sells your data, says Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon

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However, Wylie also states that Nix reported to Bannon and that they "had to get Bannon to approve everything at this point". Following his appearance at the Financial Times' "Future of News" conference in NY on Thursday afternoon, CNN's Dana Bash asked if Bannon, who once served as a Cambridge Analytica vice president, knew the firm was using personal information from Facebook. Read More »

Senior Chinese official cautions U.S. over tariffs

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The World Trade Organization says it's making a "detailed analysis" of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports amid rising concerns of a trade war. The United States would not participate in attempts to weaken states' obligations to uphold fundamental freedoms "or to subordinate them to other aims such as those related to development or trade", he added. Read More »

Iraq Announces 'Absolute Rejection' of Turkish Cross-Border Infiltration

PKK fighters moved into Sinjar - about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Mosul - in 2015 with an offensive led by Iraqi Kurdish fighters known as the Peshmerga and backed by the US -led coalition. "This is not just valid for Syria, but also for Iraq", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in interview with state-run Anadolu news agency on Thursday. Read More »

Missing Trailer Starring Tabu, Manoj Bajpayee and Annu Kapoor

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Mukul Abhyankar directs... 6 April 2018 release..." Wishing #Tabu and @BajpayeeManoj all the best for their film. Fasten your seatbelts as power-house actors Tabu, Manoj Bajpayee and Annu Kapoor are all set to take you on a psychological thriller ride in the film titled " Missing ". Read More »

Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes

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The Russian statement forced the hand of the White House, where advisers had disagreed on whether to include Trump's congratulations in the official USA account, two people familiar with the conversation said. People listen to presidential candidate, President Vladimir Putin during a rally and a concert celebrating the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea at Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on March 18, 2018. Read More »

Staying warm this weekend, First Alert Day Monday

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Daytime highs will be in the mid-50s Monday and upper 50s Tuesday. Thomas is forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman's broadcasts on WVOT radio. Mostly cloudy skies were forecast in L.A. County Friday , along with highs of 51 on Mount Wilson; 57 in Avalon; 63 in Saugus, Palmdale, Lancaster and at LAX; 64 in Pasadena, Burbank and Woodland Hills; and 65 in Downtown L.A., Long Beach and San Gabriel. Read More »

After apology, Zuckerberg to testify before US House committee

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Aleksandr Kogan, a Cambridge University researcher, conducted what looked like a harmless survey through a personality testing app - This Is Your Digital Life - on Facebook in 2014. " Facebook lies within the penumbra of blame", her complaint argues . On the left you'll see a list of privacy, apps, adds and more. "There was this values tension playing out between the value of data portability - being able to take your data and some social data, the ability to create new experiences - ... Read More »

Smoke alarm recalled due to possibility it won't detect smoke

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The two models are PI2010 and PI9010 made between September 10, 2016, and October 13, 2017. Again, you can supposedly see this cap by looking inside your smoke detector. Kidde brand Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms are being recalled because of a potential safety risk. There has been one report of a yellow cap being present on a device and no reported injuries or incidents relating to the recall . Read More »

Sacramento Protesters Disrupt NBA Game Over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

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The protesters made a chain around the arena before the start of the game, preventing people from going into the building. "Emotions are understandably high". On Sunday, officers fired 20 times at Clark, hitting him multiple times, police told CNN affiliate KOVR . The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. Read More »