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San Luis native speaks on school protests in Oklahoma


Prior to the walkout , the Legislature approved more than $400 million in new taxes that included a $6,100 teacher pay raise, $33 million for textbooks and $18 million in additional school funding. "When teachers feel they've been heard, I think that that is when school boards will know that they have fully supported their teachers who are advocating for the kids in their schools", she said. Read More »

Tory vice-chair Kemi Badenoch admits hacking into Labour MP's website


A TOP Tory MP has been forced to say sorry to Labour grandee Harriet Harman for hacking into her website. The Saffron Walden MP apologised to Ms Hardman, a former minister for women, for the "foolish prank" in a letter. Ms Badenoch did not reveal the identity of the MP in the clip obtained by the Mail on Sunday. "Failure to discipline Kemi Badenoch, both within the law and through Conservative party procedures, is a green light to illegally disrupt the work of opposition parties in a ... Read More »

Missile attack targeting airbase in central Syria kills 14


The Syrian and Russian militaries on Monday accused Israel of carrying out an overnight missile attack on an air base in central Syria, as the global community was scrambling for a response to a suspected Syrian government chemical attack on civilians in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. Read More »

Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Damascus suburb


The state broadcaster said explosions were heard at the T-4 airfield near Homs, which is close to the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Bakkar said several bombs laced with chemicals landed in Douma Saturday night. The European Union also said evidence pointed to the use of chemical weapons by Assad's forces. The foreign ministry said that "a military intervention under far-fetched and fabricated pretexts in Syria, where there are Russian soldiers at the request of the legitimate ... Read More »

Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar asked to leave protest site, Congress denies


During the interview with Times Now , Tytler rubbished the claims that he was sidelined and said he was not there to sit on the stage but give support to the organizations. "Some conspirators in BJP see meaning in everything", he said. The embarrassment for the Grand Old Party, however, didn't just stop at the presence of Tytler and Kumar at the fast for communal harmony. Read More »

Trump and Macron agree joint Syria response after deadly chemical attack


On Saturday, activists said the Syrian forces used chlorine gas in an attack against Douma, the last rebel-held area in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, killing at least 40 people. The readout of Trump's call with Macron came after the USA president condemned the attack in a tweet and called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for his support of Assad's regime. Read More »

Syria - The latest, 14 killed in airstrike


The British chemical weapons authority announced that it could not determine the source of the supposed poison and both Skripals were reported to be recovering-making nonsense of the claim that they had been poisoned by a deadly nerve gas manufactured in Russian Federation. Read More »

Pentagon: US Policy on Fighting in Syria 'Unchanged'


They formed a key component of Trumps new Syria strategy, laid out by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a speech in January declaring it "vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria". If the United States leaves, Turkey will go after our Kurdish allies, leaving the Islamic State free to regroup and reconstitute - just as it did after Obama's disastrous withdrawal from Iraq. Read More »

USA and France deny attack on Syrian air base


State Department said in a statement. However, the Pentagon has today denied responsibility for attacking the military base , despite striking similarities to another air strike a year ago, when the USA targeted Syria's Shayrat military base - also in Homs province - after another chemical attack in Idlib. Read More »

President Kovind arrives in Equatorial Guinea on historic visit


Earlier in the day, The President was received at the Malabo airport by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo , the President of Equatorial Guinea, along with his cabinet colleagues and other dignitaries. Subsequently, the president led delegation-level talks. President Kovind also reaffirmed the desire of India and Equatorial Guinea to support the efforts of the African Union in finding solutions to political conflicts and terrorism and to continue working on the economic transformation and ... Read More »

Russian Federation communications watchdog says new U.S. sanctions will not impact its work


The individuals to be sanctioned Friday were identified under CAATSA , but may be sanctioned under a different authority, said one official. The American physical and legal persons "required to 5 June 2018 to curtail operations, contracts or any other agreements, including those relating to the import of goods, services or technology in the United States", sanctioned 12 companies and "other entities, 50% stake which directly or indirectly belongs to these 12 companies", added management. Read More »

Facebook to connect with 87mn users hit by data breach


There were also 300,000 users affected in Australia and 64,000 in New Zealand. On Friday the social network confirmed data belonging to 2.7 million European Union citizens was utilized by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica . And that it could possibly be saved in many components of the world, which include Russian Federation, given the simple fact the you realize the professor that was managing the information snowball procedure had been going straight back and forward between the ... Read More »

Manhunt underway in Jasper County for double homicide suspect

Lawhorn also wrote on Facebook that he's located in south MS on Interstate 59. His vehicle was found near mile marker 118 on I-59 south. Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene searching. Anyone who sees him or the vehicle should call police immediately. West says MHP teams are now searching the area and wanting people to be on the lookout for Lawhorn who is considered armed and very risky. Read More »

USA 'not involved' in strike on Syrian airfield near Homs

Moscow and Damascus claimed two Israeli fighter planes were involved "from above Lebanese territory", adding Syria's air defence shot down five of the eight missiles launched. "President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad". US President Donald Trump has warned there would be a "big price to pay". Read More »

'Drunk' woman quarrels with cops as friend booked for drink-driving


But even if they don't fear cops, they ought to start being afraid of social media. However, things turned ugly when the woman began loudly arguing with the cops in the middle of the street. After being caught, she overreacted and threw stones at people around. The woman was allegedly sitting beside the drunk friend in the auto. While the man has been booked for driving under influence, the police has not pressed any charges against the woman. Read More »

78-year-old pensioner faces no charge for burglary stabbing


Det Chief Inspector Harding added: "There will be an inquest in due course which will further review the circumstances into Mr Vincent's death in a public forum". He said: "I would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding the outstanding suspect from the burglary, who is believed to be a white male; he may have told someone what happened at the address". Read More »

DJ jailed for two months after headbutting former Australian PM Tony Abbott


Astro Labe , who is also known as "DJ Funknukl", was sentenced in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Friday after pleading guilty earlier this year to the offence of causing harm to a Commonwealth official. He followed Mr Abbott for about 250 metres and offered to shake his hand before "launching" into a headbutt. When Abbott extended his hand, Labe grabbed it and headbutted him, before running off and saying, " You fucking deserved it ". Read More »

Stormy Daniels again seeks Trump's answers under oath


Cohen has said neither Trump nor his family business knew about the payment, and that he made it out of his own pocket. In the legal filing Sunday, Avenatti requests a deposition of Trump of no more than two hours, a deposition of Cohen of no more than two hours and 10 requests for production of documents directed at Trump and Cohen. Read More »

Yelp Inc (YELP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

About 603,787 shares traded. The stock decreased 2.49% or $2.79 during the last trading session, reaching $109.09. About 873,524 shares traded. Since April 5, 2017 YELP has risen 27.04% and is uptrending. Swiss Bancshares has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP ) for 82,913 shares. Gsa Llp owns 13,002 shs. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity Research holds 32,172 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Read More »

Israel 'targeted' Palestinian journalist shot dead in Gaza protest


The Good Friday demonstration was the first day of the "Land Day" march, which was supposed to be a multi-week rally to commemorate those who were killed during protests against land confiscations in northern Israel in 1976. As chants of "Free Palestine , Free Palestine" were shouted on Swanston Street, the man walked over to the Star of David flag, which is also the national symbol of Israel . Read More »

Facebook is Giving Us the Messenger Feature We've Always Needed


Cambridge Analytica says it only ever received data on 30 million users. Facebook later limited the data apps can access, but it was too late in this case. After angering the world with its big Cambridge Analytica data fiasco , Facebook is seems to be trying to get on our good graces by rolling out a new Messenger feature: the "unsend" button. Read More »

Syrian chemical weapon attacks must stop

Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria , said Sunday that the Russian military struck a deal with the Army of Islam group to withdraw some 8,000 of its fighters and about 40,000 of their family members. Read More »

Corbyn told: Show us that you'll tackle anti-Semites


It stressed Mr Corbyn had repeatedly said the evidence pointed to Russian Federation. The statement expressed "no doubt" that Dr.Hilaire "will be seeking advice from his lawyers", but proceeded to say: "The Labour Party views this development as a new low in UWP's desperate effort to distract the population from its ineffective and clueless mismanagement of the country". Read More »

Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs


The State Department says it is monitoring the situation in Syria , calling the acts horrific and if confirmed, demanding "an immediate response by the worldwide community". Bahram Qasemi, spokesman for the Iran Foreign Ministry, said the claims were an excuse for USA military action. Maj. In late March, Trump said those USA troops would be coming home "very soon". Read More »

SC refuses to extend nomination filing date for West Bengal panchayat elections


Today is the last day for filing nominations. The top court, however, granted liberty to all candidates to approach the West Bengal State Election Commission for appropriate relief. Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh expressed his disappointment with the verdict and said that they had gone to the apex court as last resort. While polling will take place in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5, the counting of votes has been scheduled for May 8. Read More »

Several feared dead after strike on Syria air base: state media


The Syrian state denied authorities forces had launched any chemical assault. The reference to the USA was later dropped. "Both leaders strongly condemned the horrific chemical weapons attacks in Syria and agreed that the Assad regime must be held accountable for its continued human rights abuses", the readout stated. Read More »

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters


He birdied the 14th hole to go to 15-under, and hit par the rest of the way. Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player , Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only players to have achieved that feat, but four-time Major victor McIlroy's bid faltered as the Northern Irishman posted three bogeys on the front nine. Read More »

Russell Crowe 'divorce' auction sells R33-million worth of movie props


Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan, 53, is thrilled to have bid and then bought a signed Shane Warne cricket vest and an All Blacks jersey from actor Russell Crowe's Art of Divorce auction for $14,500. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 128-year-old Italian violin that Russell Crowe learned to play in a few months before he starred in the 19th century war drama " Master and Commander " stole the show among movie memorabilia on offer at the Oscar-winning actor's auction. Read More »

Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica


Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the United States, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK. Wylie said it was hard to verify how many people had access to the Facebook information or derivatives of that data "because it was a lot of people", according to a partial transcript released by the network. Read More »

National Security Council Spokesman to Leave Administration


National Security Council spokesperson Michael Anton is the latest official to leave the White House amid an ongoing shakeup of national security and foreign policy staffers, Politico reports. 'Trump, alone among candidates for high office in this or in the last seven (at least) cycles, has stood up to say: I want to live. The White House did not specify why or when Anton would leave. Read More »

Goodyear Tire and Rubber (GT) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows


Brinker Capital Inc who had been investing in Acuity Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.35 billion market cap company. (NYSE:AYI). First Personal Svcs reported 0.1% in Acuity Brands, Inc. Telemus holds 17,325 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Corda Investment Management Llc, which manages about $545.28 million and $834.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Simon Ppty Group (NYSE:SPG) by 48,860 shares to 88,554 shares, valued at $15.21M in ... Read More »

Virtu Financial LLC Has $193000 Position in Vale SA (VALE)

Since April 8, 2017 VALE has risen 38.24% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 26.69%. American Investment Services Inc increased its stake in International Business Machs (IBM) by 14.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »