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Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as 9th Circuit's 'liberal lion,' dies at 87

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Reinhardt died suddenly during a medical appointment according to a Court spokesman. In 2012, he wrote an opinion that struck down California's gay marriage ban. Thomas said, per the Times. He also ruled that overcrowding in California's prisons was unconstitutional. Reinhardt joined another judge in ruling that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance were unconstitutional, a decision that was later overturned. Read More »

New York State lawmakers continue budget negotiations

Cuomo, the Democratic-led Assembly and Republican-led Senate. Meeting the looming on-time budget deadline of March 31 was encouraged by observant Christian and Jewish lawmakers wanting to get home and, more importantly, by agreements to punt on a number of partisan-dividing policy issues not directly connected to the state's financial plan. Read More »

Jimmy Carter: America 'Apparently' Wants a Jerk for President

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Asked by Colbert about what it takes to be president, Carter said he "used to think it was to tell the truth". "Does America want kind of a jerk as president?", Stephen Colbert asked the 39th president on " The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ", after inquiring whether Carter had been "too nice" to be commander-in-chief. Read More »

Deportee who escaped federal custody at NYC airport captured in Chicago

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The manhunt for Mbacke, the 31-year-old from Senegal described by authorities as a "violent deportee", ended Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE) said in a statement. Mbacke has two prior arrests in MI for firearms possession in 2012 and 2013. After violating the terms of his status, an immigration judge ordered his deportation in September 2015. Read More »

Highlights from the Ontario budget unveiled on Wednesday

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Ontario's Liberal government has rolled out a spending package that targets almost every demographic while plunging the province back into deficit - but said the books will be balanced in six years. She said that some young people may decide to have another child because they will be able to afford the childcare while some older people will continue to work fulltime because there will be greater financial supports for them to get supports in place for their aging parents. Read More »

Kim, Moon summit would be the third between divided Koreas

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North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade next month, after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged his commitment to denuclearisation as tensions ease between the old foes. "According to the will of both leaders, the South and North agreed to hold the "2018 South-North summit" on April 27 at the South's Peace House in Panmunjom", said a joint press statement, read out in turn by both delegations' leaders. Read More »

Is North Korea's First Lady Copying Kate Middelton's Style?

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To seem like an elder statesman, Xi noted that China will continue to play a constructive role on the issue (of talks) and work with all parties, including North Korea, toward the thaw of the situation on the Peninsula. And it is also a sign of Mr Kim, at the helm of a nuclear power, taking to the diplomatic stage as an equal, well positioned to extract concessions ranging from the lifting of sanctions to, possibly, the withdrawal of USA troops from the Korean peninsula - a strategic goal no ... Read More »

Trump Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April has been sexual assault awareness month in the USA since 2001, with presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama issuing presidential proclamations during the month to raise awareness of the issue. Both Zervos' and porn star Stormy Daniels' cases against Trump could result in a deposition in which Trump would have to testify about his relationships with the women who accused him of misconduct. Read More »

School's teacher of year charged with assaulting student in class

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Brittany Zamora is a monster '. She is accused of grooming the boy using a school chat group, and allegedly had sex with him on its grounds. The text messages were sent during the 2016-17 school year, investigators discovered. The couple appears to be preparing to file a civil lawsuit. She was booked Wednesday on two counts of molestation of a child, one count of furnishing harmful material and nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Read More »

Stephen Hawking interred next to Sir Isaac Newton

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He was aged 76 during the time of his demise. The church bell tolled 76 times, once for each year of Prof Hawking's life, as the hearse arrived, while a round of applause spontaneously broke out as his coffin was carried into the church by six porters from Gonville and Caius College . Read More »

Russia orders Britain to reduce its number of diplomats in Moscow

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Diplomats from Italy , the Netherlands , Finland , Sweden , and Poland have been expelled, individual state media have reported. 50 more British diplomats must leave. Department of State has announced. "This message from Moscow is not surprising", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in response to the expulsion of German envoys. Read More »

N.Korean leader meets International Olympic Committee president

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Kim Jong Un has told International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach that North Korea is committed to competing in the Tokyo and Beijing Games. He said he hoped that the IOC's relationship with the North's Olympic Committee would continue to develop favourably and expected cooperation in developing and improving sport in North Korea, the report added. Read More »

Trump Slams Amazon for Costing US Postal Service "Billions of Dollars"

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Tech stocks reversed course on Thursday and the S&P 500 information technology index closed up 2.2 percent after reaching a session high of 3.2 percent, helping push the S&P 500 up 1.4 percent, with the Dow and Nasdaq also rallying. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. (NASDAQ: AMZN ). Grandfield And Dodd Ltd Co invested in 0.05% or 408 shares. 69 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. Read More »

Alderweireld no longer first-choice at Spurs

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It is widely expected that Antonio Conte will depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, leaving Chelsea to hunt for a new manager. Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title last season but he's continually criticised the club's transfer policy and the Blues are looking at hiring former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. Read More »

Fox Host Laura Ingraham takes show break amid Parkland shooting controversy

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Ingraham first came under fire after she mocked Hogg - a Parkland shooting survivor who's become one the school's most outspoken activists - for failing to get accepted to his college choices with his 4.1 GPA. "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week , I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland", she tweeted. Read More »

Trump Is Ending Deportation Protection For Liberians

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Donald Trump has tweeted that the North Korean leader " looks forward to his meeting with me". The potential economic benefits that would result from a robust infrastructure funding plan will be President Donald Trump's focus when he addresses workers in OH on March 29, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. Read More »

Malala returns to home town in Pak for first time since shooting

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It had been unclear if the 20 year old would visit the area because of security concerns. On December 10, 2014, Yousafzai received Nobel Peace Prize with Indian children's rights and education advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Malala wanted to travel to Swat to see her former schools friends and relatives. On Friday, Yousafzai praised the Pakistan army in an interview on the independent Geo news channel for providing her timely medical treatment, saying her surgery was done by an army ... Read More »

Joel Embiid Diagnosed With a Concussion, Will Undergo Surgery For Orbital Fracture

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In Houston, Gerald Green made a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Houston Rockets rallied from a 21-point, second-half deficit for a 104-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns . UNDATED (AP) - Tyronn Lue is a step closer to rejoining the Cavaliers' bench. Lue said he experienced chest pains and "other troubling symptoms" when the 40-year-old announced he was stepping away from the team on March 19 to address his health. Read More »

Winning numbers revealed for $521 million Mega Millions jackpot

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More than half a billion dollars is on the table in tonight's Mega Millions lotto drawing. The game's second-largest prize was a $648 million jackpot on December 17, 2013 with winners in California & Georgia. Two of those second-tier prizes were won in Kansas, turning a Pottawatomie County resident and a Lincoln County resident into millionaires. Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is up to $ 521 million , the largest it has been in at least two years. Read More »

US Considers New Sanctions Against North Korea

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The United States hailed the United Nations Security Council's decision to enact new sanctions on North Korea that match the US Treasury Department's recent sanctions package, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a press release. Read More »

Geelani offers congregational Friday prayers after 8 years

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Accompanied by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and his supporters, Syed Ali Geelani, after eight years of house confinement, made his first public appearance on Friday and addressed a public rally in Srinagar . Geelani and other separatist leaders had been calling on the government to give them political space so that they can carry out the political activities. Read More »

Today's Google Doodle honours Anandi Gopal Joshi, India's first female doctor

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Back in the 19th century, visiting a lady doctor in a hospital was nothing less than a miracle. He inspired her to proceed in medicine. Anandi Gopal Joshi was born as Yamuna in Kalyan of the Thane district of Maharashtra. In New York, Theodicia Carpenter received her in June 1883. She realized that even the basic medical facilities were not available to high caste women like her resulting in tragedies like her own. Read More »

Make Your Good Friday Great With These Memes

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Parish priest Father Robert Daniel Francis, 49, describes Good Friday as a victorious celebration of God's love towards the world. Shoes slapped against puddle-filled pavements and droplets pelted umbrellas, but Norma McColeman acknowledged the experience was nothing compared to the distress Jesus Christ went through as he carried a heavy wooden cross while beaten and bruised to his crucifixion. Read More »

Winnemucca police arrest man in death of woman

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MacDonald. The officer said, "Jayant had a sickle when he intercepted Suraj". "We will not know the extent of their injuries or when they will be cleared to return back to work until they are evaluated by a medical specialist", Chief Rick Allen said in a press release. Read More »

Monarch Sues For Peace, As Christians Celebrate Easter

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Even more important than the physical is the minds, hearts, and souls He renewed. In Christianity, the holiday is held to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The service will include a historical depiction of the Last Supper, Christ's last encounter with his disciples before his crucifixion. Resurrection Sunday is a day of new beginnings; of a new life filled with hope and victory, as we are obedient to the Word of God. Read More »

Netanyahu, wife, son questioned by police in corruption case

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Netanyahu voiced satisfaction on Sunday over the failure of Iran and world powers to clinch a nuclear deal and said he lobbied against it in calls with government leaders. "To our dear prime minister, I wish you a speedy recovery". Police reportedly suspect Sara Netanyahu was in touch with Iris Elovitch, and through her, acted to receive favorable coverage in Walla . Read More »

'German man from Frankfurt' arrested with Afghan Taliban

The offer, made at the start of an global conference aimed at creating a platform for peace talks, adds to a series of signals from both the Western-backed government and the Taliban suggesting a greater willingness to consider dialogue. We certainly saw this letter and are aware of this letter. The Taliban , although an unrecognised and unofficial stakeholder, has long remained an important part of the political and social structure of Afghanistan , they have been denied their role in ... Read More »

Stansted Airport Fire Sparks Evacuation On Easter Weekend

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No injuries are reported to have occurred. She said: "We arrived at the airport and after a lot of waiting we got through security and staff told us all flights were running but delayed". Dramatic footage showed plumes of thick smoke billowing from the flaming shuttle bus immediately outside the main arrival and departure terminal. Parts of the Stansted Airport terminal building were evacuated earlier on Friday due to smoke after a fire on a vehicle park shuttle bus broke out on the ... Read More »

Miguna Miguna Makes Fresh Demand to Kenyan Government from Dubai

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Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna has landed in Dubai after his deportation Wednesday night from Nairobi despite a court order to release him. "The court should bite those disobeying court orders harder", James Orengo, a senator and lawyer for Miguna, is reported by Reuters to have told the court. Read More »

Chad le Clos eyeing medals record at Commonwealth Games

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There are now 230 team members (athletes + support staff) in the Gold Coast, with numbers continuing to rise over the coming days. "I think it would be a fantastic result if we could win somewhere around 35 medals". "I have to mix the conditioning sessions with my court sessions and I also play Gaelic with Carryduff". He said: "I want to use this medium to thank AFN for showcasing race-walk at the global level". Read More »

Netanyahu blasts 'fake news' on police interrogation in corruption case

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He reportedly he did not get enough rest after suffering from the flu two weeks ago. Prominent members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government openly oppose Palestinian statehood. I repeat again: "to annex the West Bank or Gaza together is the end of the Jewish state ". The last election was in 2015, and Netanyahu will become Israel's longest-serving leader if he serves the full four years until elections are next due in November 2019. Read More »

White House freaking out over EPA chief's living arrangements

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Fugh said she was told Pruitt has since moved to another apartment, though she said she was not privy to any details about where the administrator is now staying, who owns that property or what rate he is paying. Environmental groups on Thursday pointed to news of Pruitt's living arrangements as further evidence he caters to polluters, and they renewed their calls for him to resign. Read More »