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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

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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

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 »

Sell Recommendation?: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA)

Wall Street stocks surged on Monday (Mar 26) amid bargain-hunting and hopes that the United States and China could negotiate new terms of trade and avoid a trade war. Shorter or longer timeframes used for alternately shorter or longer outlooks. The Canadian dollar closed at 77.78 cents US, up 0.31 of a USA cent following the most recent reading on inflation in Canada. Read More »

The Virtu Financial LLC Cuts Holdings in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

Palladium Partners Llc who had been investing in Fedex Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $61.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.66% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $3.56. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 243,273 shares. (NYSE:CMP). California State Teachers Retirement reported 0.01% stake. Clearbridge Investments Llc decreased Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) stake by 4,959 shares to 8,662 valued at $741,000 in 2017Q3. Read More »

Quebec City Mosque Terrorist Pleads Guilty To Murder

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Bissonnette told Huot on Monday he had been thinking for sometime of pleading guilty but that he was missing certain pieces of evidence, which were relayed Sunday. "In my heart, it's the decision I have wanted to make in order to avoid a trial and for the victims to not have to relive this tragedy", he said. Many members of Quebec City's Muslim community were present in court Monday and Wednesday. Read More »

Catalan parliament backs Puigdemont's right to again be president

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The ex-leader's detention in Germany has sparked angry protests in Catalonia and demonstrators blocked several major roads in the region on Tuesday, including briefly the two main access roads into Barcelona. Her spokesman insisted on Monday that the decision on Puigdemont's extradition rested exclusively in the hands of the German regional justice authorities. Read More »

Trump Aide Rick Gates Communicated With Former Russian Spy Before Election

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Mueller- penetrating Russian disturbance in the 2016 race as well as any kind of prospective collusion in between Moscow and also then-candidate Donald Trump's group- declared in court documents that replacement project chairman Rick Gates was in touch with somebody linked to Russian knowledge in September as well as October 2016, CNN reported. Read More »

Nigeria declares public holidays for Easter celebrations

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Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, has been declared as public holidays by the federal government to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday . Free music in the Waterfront Plaza will have the whole family entertained with live performances every day from 11am to 3pm. Read More »

Report reveals restricting migration after Brexit likely to slow growth

And a whistleblower says he believes the firm, which has ties to the Trump presidential campaign, may have swayed the U.K.'s 2016 Brexit vote. One of the people who helped to start the company was Christopher Wylie , the whistleblower who revealed that United Kingdom company Cambridge Analytica was at the centre of a data-harvesting operation that targeted millions of Facebook users before the 2016 USA election. Read More »

Top Commander: US Unable to Stop Chinese, Russian Hypersonic Missiles

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To prevent a hypersonic missile strike, the US would have to rely on nuclear deterrence, or the threat of a retaliatory USA strike, reports The Hill . As far as any possible way the US might be able to improve its missile defenses, particularly against hypersonics, Hyten advocated for space-based sensors. Read More »