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US eyes eight potential strike targets in Syria

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Activists reported that government forces vacated strategic potential targets, including air bases around the country in apparent preparation for incoming strikes. "I think that, when you look back at President Obama sending the USA troops into Syria at the time he did, he also had to deal with this type of situation, because we are going after a named terrorist group that was not actually named in the AUMF that put them in", he said. Read More »

Man arrested after allegedly shooting into Salisbury home

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Local men now patrol the area at night because they no longer trust the police. The trio were arrested for violent disorder when police, including firearms officers, were called to reports of an altercation and one man armed with a knife in Gibbfield Close at 4pm. Read More »

UN Secretary-General on Syria: 'The Cold War is back'

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Antonio Guterres has told a United Nations meeting, held at Russia's request, that all countries should "act responsibly in these unsafe circumstances". Worldwide chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people. Read More »

Syrian army won't be deterred by United States strike

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Thursday that threats of Western military action in response to an alleged chemical attack would only lead to further chaos in the region. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no additional strikes were planned. "So today, the nations of Britain, France and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality". Read More »

Cosby lawyer launches fierce attack on accuser

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So I had nothing against him in particular. And I'm telling the real story!" adding, "I put my hand on the Bible and I swore. Cosby is on trial, once again, facing three charges of aggravated indecent assault against the former Temple University employee. Read More »

United Kingdom backs U.S. military action in Syria

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May said intelligence and open source accounts indicated that the Syrian government was behind the attack in Douma last Saturday. The strike, conducted with the United States and France, was "limited and targeted", created to minimise any civilian casualties, May said. Read More »

US President Donald Trump orders missile strikes on Syria

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A US official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles. This photograph obtained April 14, 2018 from the Twitter account of French defence minister, Florence Parly, shows French military aircraft ahead of strikes on Syrian military bases and research centres in Damascus. Read More »

First Republic's 1Q profit climbs 13% on surge in loan demand

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 18.43% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.48% the S&P500. The company at the end of 2017Q4 was priced at $27.80M. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 56% are positive. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, November 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Read More »

Indian athletes barred for breaching "no-needles" policy

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Uganda is 14th with three gold, two bronze, Kenya are 15th with two gold, five silver and six bronze. Team manager Namdev Shirgaonker, one of three officials strongly reprimanded for his role in the breach of the policy, claimed Thakur was heading to the airport for his flight home when he was called back to appear in front of the CGF Medical Commission along with Babu and Thodi. Read More »

Meden Sells 10000 Shares of Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Stock

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The stock increased 0.35% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $55.2. The stock's traded 1.11 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 1.86 million shares. Analysts await Nordstrom, Inc . Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. For the past 5 years, The Company's EPS growth has been almost -4.40%. Read More »

Connecticut Substitute Teacher Gets Sacked for Overseeing Student Fight Club

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Police say cellphone videos show 23-year-old Ryan Fish encouraging students as they slapped each other in the middle of a classroom at Montville High School. The student also said Fish "moved things out of the way" so the students didn't bump into them and "the fight would last longer", the warrant says. Police collected at least eight videos over the course of their investigation, which chronicle several fights between students aged 14 to 16 last October. Read More »

Avenfield case: NAB court grants one-day exemption to Nawaz, Maryam

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Zia, an additional director at the Federal Investigation Agency, headed the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) which probed the Sharif family's assets a year ago. She asked who were those 40. "The verdicts remind us of Musharraf's era when Nawaz Sharif was convicted in a plane-hijacking case because the military dictator failed to prove corruption charges against him", she said. Read More »

Syria attack 'fabricated', Russian Federation says

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Syria's attempt to shelter aircraft, perhaps by locating them alongside Russian military hardware that Washington might be reluctant to hit, could limit damage that the USA and its allies might be able to inflict on Assad's military. On a cost-benefit analysis, the Kremlin has more to lose from any escalation or prolonging of the seven-year-old, multi-sided Syria conflict, now that their longtime ally Assad, thanks to Russian and Iranian military assistance, has swung the ... Read More »

Teacher accused of running student "fight club" in class

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He was sacked on October 10. Outside court, he said he was sorry, nbcconnecticut reported. He said he knew what he did was wrong and should have reported it to administration, the state police report says. One of the first videos was brought to the school's attention by a parent. It also showed an adult employee, identified as Fish, standing in the background. Read More »

Our Support is still needed by Puerto Rico

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A single tree fell on top of a main power line in Cayey, Puerto Rico, causing a massive outage that left nearly 900,000 customers in the dark as the USA territory is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Amy Tidd is with the National Nurses United and has been to Puerto Rico with 2 delegations since Maria. Backup generators at the island's main public hospital and worldwide airport kicked in following Thursday's outage. Read More »

Czech-born Oscar winning director Miloš Forman dies at 86

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Forman was born in the Czech town of Caslav on February 18, 1932, but moved to the United States after the Communist crackdown on the "Prague Spring" uprising in 1968. Together, the films received 13 Oscars under various categories. Forman was a leading personality of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s. The director is a two-time Oscar victor for the films " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest " and " Amadeus ". Read More »

Russian UN envoy warns against U.S. military action on Syria

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said global chemical weapons experts have arrived in Syria to determine whether chemical weapons were used, but not who is to blame. "France will shoulder its responsibility to end an intolerable threat to our collective security". She also accused the Assad government of using chemical weapons on its own citizens on at least 50 occasions , and added that Russian Federation failed to uphold a 2013 agreement by which Syria would dispose of all its ... Read More »

Woman's body found in Northern California river where Valencia family vanished

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The woman had not been formally identified but Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman earlier said the body was believed to have been one of the people in the vehicle. Authorities received reports of child welfare concerns in three different states involving the Hart family prior to the family's fatal crash, records and interviews show. Read More »

Day before Ambedkar Jayanti, another statue vandalised in UP

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In his released message, President Kovind stated, "On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar , I pay my homage to this icon of our national life, and extend my warm greetings to all fellow citizens". He was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate in economics overseas. The renaming of the chowk was to commemorate Ambedkar, who is remembered as the " Architect of the Indian Constitution". Read More »

Syria downs most missiles of US, UK, France - Russia

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We are ready to start working right now with all countries who want to participate", Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at a press conference. French involvement in the Western military strikes on Syria deprived Paris of an opportunity to play the role of an independent actor at the global arena, French right-wing National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Saturday. Read More »

Influential Analyst Rating Changes: PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), Equifax Inc. (EFX)

The hedge fund run by Ricky Sandler held 1.76 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $207.94 million, up from 1.01 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $132.00 price target (up previously from $127.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Read More »

Anthem Inc (ANTM) Expected to Post Earnings of $5.07 Per Share

ANTM reached $222.56 on during the last trading session after $2.1 change.Anthem, Inc. has volume of 584,590 shares. Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of Anthem Inc (ANTM ). Another trade for 69,491 shares valued at $11.56M was made by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3. Analysts await Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) to report earnings on April, 25. Read More »

Kerala bank employee sacked after derogatory comments on Kathua girl

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Soon after the post by Nandakumar, who was an assistant manager of the Palarivattom branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank, thousands of people wrote to the bank seeking his termination. "We have terminated Nandukumar from the services on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for poor performance", he added. It is exptremely disheartening to such comments being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. Read More »

Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria: What We Know and Don't Know

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Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council called by Russian Federation that should the United States and its allies decide to act in Syria it will be to defend "a bedrock global norm that benefits all nations" - the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. Read More »

$0.10 EPS Expected for Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG) on May, 11

Technical indicators, collectively called "technicals", are distinguished by the fact that they do not analyze any part of the fundamental business, like earnings, revenue and profit margins. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price is theoretically more volatile than the market. A volatility formula based only on the high-low range would fail to capture volatility from gap or limit moves. Read More »

China Logs Trade Deficit Amid Surprise Fall In Exports

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China's trade surplus with the USA fell to $15.43 billion, below the $20.96 billion level of February. India's merchandise fell for the first time in five months in March and the widened amid concerns over global trade and U.S. China's trade surplus with the United States surged almost 20 percent in the first quarter, with some analysts speculating exporters were rushing out shipments to get ahead of threatened tariffs that are spurring fears of a full-blown trade war. Read More »

Sweden Accuses a Tibetan of Spying on Refugees for China

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Gyatsan acquired resident status as a refugee in Sweden in the early 2000s, and posed as a supporter of Tibetan independence, prosecutors said. China is holding a Chinese-born Swedish national on suspicion of leaking state secrets and has rebuked Sweden for demanding his release. Read More »