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China releases key underground bishop ahead of rumoured deal with Vatican

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Msgr. Vincent Guo Xijin, bishop of Mindong (Fujian) in recent months was asked by the Vatican to step aside and leave his position to excommunicated bishop Msgr. The Vatican's eagerness to reach a deal with Beijing is due largely to the Holy See's desire to unite the underground and official Catholic churches in China. Read More »

This was a perfect spring training home run

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Guerrero, a 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, began his illustrious career in Montreal with the Expos, playing seven years North of the Border before heading to the then-Anaheim Angels. Vlad Sr. hit seven walk-off homers at Olympic Stadium, between 1997 and 2003. "Everything I've been doing that last two days here I'm going to remember", he added. Read More »

Ireland to hold abortion referendum on May 25

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If Ireland votes in favour of repeal, the government has said it will introduce legislation permitting unrestricted abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said he plans to support a repeal of the constitutional ban . Mr Coveney said that proposals, including ensuring that there was no rush to a decision to seek an abortion, had provided him with the reassurances to be able to support the legislation. Read More »

White House denies probe into Kushner company loans

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Griffin, who came under intense fire previous year after posing for a photo holding a mask depicting Trump's severed head, announced via Twitter that she would be in the packed ballroom on April 28. Forget the story, ' " Daniels said. "He leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a attractive little girl". According to Ms Clifford, the statement harmed her reputation and exposed her to contempt, ridicule and shame. Read More »

Judge Rules DC, Maryland Have Standing To Sue Trump

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The case, filed last spring by attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., contends that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause, which prohibits high federal office holders from accepting gifts from foreign governments. The clause has never been fully tested in federal court and Trump's Justice Department attorneys have argued that hotel room stays do not represent "foreign gifts". Read More »

Uber drops out of the self-driving vehicle race… for now

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Uber plans to end all autonomous-car testing in California for the foreseeable future, according to a letter from the state Department of Motor Vehicles to the company. Uber had voluntarily halted testing companywide after one of its vehicles hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. The lidar system made by Velodyne - one of the top suppliers of sensors for self-driving vehicles - sees objects in a 360-degree circle around the auto, but has a narrow vertical range that prevents it from ... Read More »

Hatton Garden diamond heist: Man held on suspicion of burglary

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Now, three years on, the Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad has arrested another suspect, a 57-year-old man on suspicion of burglary. A spokeswoman for the London force told Daily Star Online: "We can't give you any guidance". So far, nine people, most elderly, have been convicted for their part in the burglary. Known only as "Basil", he is thought to have fled the country with some of the missing items taken in the £29 million raid on a safety deposit vault in London's diamond district. Read More »

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Holdings Increased by HM Payson & Co

Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Automatic Data Processing Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.76B market cap company. It is negative, as 12 investors sold UEPS shares while 28 reduced holdings. Since December 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 26 insider sales for $43.49 million activity. Read More »

9-year-old Texas girl missing since 2016 found safe

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A court order was issued after Amanda's boyfriend allegedly punched Mariah's 5-year-old brother in the nose and threatened to kill the family by driving their vehicle into a pond. This was the same day their mother, Amanda Martinez, tested positive for methamphetamine. CPS tried to get in contact with Martinez on the October 20, but officials say by then, she and her children were gone. Read More »

Over 1 Lakh Kids In Kerala Say They Have No Caste, Religion

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The compelling figures came into light when Education Minister C. Raveendranath announced that while 1,23,630 students between classes 1 and 10 stated they had no caste or religion, the number of such students in classes 11 and 12 were 278 and 239, respectively. Read More »

Driver slams into 5 people in San Francisco

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Officials said the incident appeared to be isolated and added they don't believe the public is at risk. However, sources familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle that the victims were hit as they tried to break into and steal the driver's vehicle. Read More »

S.Korea readying building for N.Korea summit

It is North Korean leader's first trip outside the country since taking power in 2011. North Korea's KCNA news agency made no mention of Kim's pledge to denuclearize, or his anticipated meeting with U.S. State television showed pictures of the two men chatting and Kim's wife, Ri Sol Ju, getting a warm welcome from Xi's wife, Peng Liyuan. "We are closely monitoring the situation and trying to gather further information through various channels", the Blue House said in a statement Monday ... Read More »

Al Qaeda leader killed by drone strike in Libya identified by Pentagon

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A high-ranking al-Qaida operative and another jihadist were killed in a U.s. airstrike in Libya , the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. Military officials say no civilians appear to be injured in the strike. The American drone strike in Libya on Saturday was the second of 2018, after seven late a year ago. The command said Dawud's support of AQIM enabled the group to "threaten and attack US and Western interests in the region". Read More »

Turkey will not act against Russia, says deputy PM

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He added that Turkey is sufficiently strong to cancel the state of emergency since the failed military coup in July 2016. The Turkish leader, however, has said on multiple occasions that the Turkish operation in northern Syria would not end with the seizure of Afrin and the campaign would be expanded to other parts of the war-torn country, including Manbij. Read More »

China Denies Knowledge of Visit by Top N. Korean Official

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Japanese media reports said a special North Korean train arrived in Beijing under unusually heavy security Monday. Some media have speculated that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was making a surprise visit to China . Experts have noted that while China has publicly lauded peaceful efforts to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it may have feared being relegated to the sidelines in developments that could shake up regional geopolitics. Read More »

White House defends Trump's silence over Stormy Daniels case

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In a letter to Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi , David Apol , acting director of the O.G.E., wrote: "I have discussed this matter with the White House Counsel's Office in order to ensure that they have begun the process of ascertaining the facts necessary to determine whether any law or regulation has been violated". Read More »

Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna

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Today's EU-Turkey meeting reaffirms the importance both sides give to our relationship. Borissov plays a key role in the EU's policy for the Western Balkans, the Ekatermeri newspaper reports in a detailed commentary. "Our meeting today demonstrated that while our relationship is going through hard times, in areas where we do cooperate, we cooperate well", Tusk said. Read More »

Pregnant Woman Goes Viral For Her Extreme Pole Dancing at 38 Weeks

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Moreover, what makes the tomb horrifying is the coffin birth, as a fetus was found between her legs. Known as postmortem fetal extrusion, it occurs following build-up of gas pressure within the decomposing body. Given the position of the baby and the fact that the head and torso were already out, it means that the fetus was already in the cephalic position, ready for birth. Read More »

Rugby rape trial: Jurors to continue deliberations on Wednesday

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Jackson (26), from Oakleigh Park and 25-year old Olding, from Ardenlee Street, have both denied rape, while Jackson has denied a further charge of sexual assault. Despite paramedics being called, she was pronounced dead in the back of an ambulance. Tai's lawyer Peter Kaye had asked the jury to find his client guilty of manslaughter, arguing there was no murderous intent. Read More »

Rain Chances Continue For Next 2 Days Across State

The pattern is a wet and cool one, and the next round of rain will spread in by Wednesday night . The rain will hold off until about lunchtime, then we will see rain on and off through the afternoon. Too bad the warmth will only last one day. Often when we have a late snow with borderline temperatures, I say that had the same event occurred in January, it would have brought much more snow. Read More »

Judge tosses involuntary manslaughter charges in Penn State frat death

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During tense preliminary hearing proceedings past year, Judge Allen Sinclair had dismissed the most serious charges of aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter against eight fraternity members, while allowing lesser charges, including reckless endangerment, hazing, tampering with evidence, and furnishing alcohol to minors, to go forward. Read More »

Ecuador cuts off Assange's communications from its London embassy

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The statement did not highlight any of Assange's offending posts. Earlier this week, he published a series of tweets questioning the decision of more than 20 countries to expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with the UK's claims Moscow was responsible for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Read More »

High-profile fraud trial of Anbang's boss opens in China

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Wu ordered up fraudulent financial statements and used money raised from fraud for investment, debt repayment and personal use, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court said in a Weibo statement Wednesday. It was not clear what plea was entered by Wu. But authorities have become increasingly alarmed by the conglomerates' influence, their complex webs of subsidiaries and debt, and their capacity to trip up the Chinese economy. Read More »

Anger at 'negligence' that killed 64 in blaze at mall

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Putin laid flowers at an improvised memorial for the victims near the gutted mall and met officials, rescuers and local residents. At least one vigil held in memory of the dead in cities across Russian Federation has turned into an anti-government demonstration. Read More »

Lincolnshire schools sent email threatening safety of children

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SCHOOLS across the United Kingdom were put on lockdown after dozens received emails threatening to gun down children. " 'The only way out is to go out with a BANG' ". Early reports of parents rushing to schools to collect their children have emerged, while some schools are said to have implemented extra security measures, some blocking gates and pulling down shutters. Read More »

Supreme Court justices appear unsettled after gerrymandering case arguments

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Late past year, we noted on this page that the U.S. Supreme Court's docket for the current session included a critical case on the issue of redistricting, specifically one that alleged gerrymandering for political reasons. Instead of relying exclusively on a challenge under the First Amendment like in the Maryland case, challengers in Wisconsin say the maps violated the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Read More »

Mueller Asserts Ties Between Trump Advisers and Russian Intelligence

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Three days after van der Zwaan's guilty plea, Gates flipped his plea, admitted financial fraud and lying to investigators, and began cooperating with Mueller. Manafort, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to charges in two indictments filed by Mueller's office. Gates and Manafort were first indicted last October on charges alleging that they laundered $30 million. Read More »

PowerShares DWA Momentum ETF (PDP) Declines 0.16% for Mar 27

The exchange traded fund has 42.90 million net assets and 1.24% volatility this month. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. now owns 41,387 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $954,000 after purchasing an additional 6,235 shares during the last quarter. SFE Investment Counsel grew its position in Claymore Exchange-Traded Fund Trust by 144.5% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) Position Reduced by Haverford Trust Co

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It has underperformed by 13.27% the S&P500. Scott A. Bedford increased its stake in Southern Natl Bancorp Of Va (SONA) by 11.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New York-based Schafer Cullen Cap Mngmt has invested 0.07% in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc . ValuEngine raised shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Read More »

Reflections on the Current State of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

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ATR remains at 0.09 while Beta component of the stock stands at "Beta". The ideal time to sell a stock is usually when it is trading higher than its target price range or during overheated markets. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 11 analyst (s) whereas last month 11 analyst (s) have given outperform rating. Actually, firms emphasize that ratings are not advice and that investment decisions should not be made exclusively on an analyst rating. Read More »

Trump friend: Staff changes soon; Shulkin on shaky ground

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Gidley says, "At this point in time, though, he does have confidence in Dr. Shulin". Ruddy said other White House sources, not Trump himself, signaled that Shulkin will be out, while Trump is "happy" with Carson and Kelly, whose tenures also have faced open speculation in recent weeks. Read More »

Playstation Plus Free Games for April Announced

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Interactive. It was developed by Avalanche Studios of Just Cause fame. Mad Max is an open world action game from Warner Bros. Honestly speaking, it's unbelievable that George Miller's influential Mad Max series didn't find a footing in the gaming world sooner. Read More »

Ireland Sets Date For Controversial Abortion Referendum

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The Seanad is expected to pass the final stages of the referendum bill later. May 25th had been suggested as the probable date for the public to go to the polls. If voters back the proposed changes in the abortion referendum, the battle will move to parliament, where the government plans to introduce legislation for terminations with no restrictions to be allowed up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. Read More »

Poland signs $4.75bn deal with United States on Patriot missiles

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On NATO's eastern flank, Poland and Romania are upgrading their defense systems and modernizing their militaries after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. "Poland joins the now 15 nation strong group of countries which trust Patriot to defend their citizens, military and sovereignty", said Wes Kremer, President of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Read More »