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Bill Maher Applauds The Way 'The Simpsons' Addressed The Apu Controversy

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Marge reads the story of a South American girl fighting for wild horse rescue but Lisa says the character lacks emotional journey. At that point, Lisa looked at a framed photograph of the Hank Azaria-voiced Apu inscribed, "Don't have a cow", the old Bart Simpson catchphrase given new and literal meaning coming from Apu. Read More »

Iran Leader Calls US-Led Strike 'Military Crime'

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Tehran has commented on a massive Western missile attack on Syria, which had been conducted as a response to an alleged chemical attack in the recently-liberated Damascus suburb of Douma. France has concluded after analysing "reliable intelligence" and open sources that a chemical attack on Douma on April 7 was carried out by Syrian government forces, a declassified intelligence report showed on Saturday, according to Reuters . Read More »

Facebook Stories Is Getting AR 3D Drawing And Instagram's Boomerang

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The feature is created to allow Facebook mobile app users to chronicle in real time what's happening in their day. The new feature is named as 3D drawing and it allows a user to create various shapes and also write text on the videos shot by the Facebook camera before or at the time of video recording. Read More »

KCR recalls Ambedkar's services on birth anniversary

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Amid attacks from the Opposition, Narendra Modi reached out to Dalits and tribals by unveiling several pro-poor schemes in this Maoist-affected, low-literacy district in Chhattisgarh's Bastar on Dalit icon BR Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary on Saturday. Read More »

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

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Japanese officials said they welcome the move if it means that Trump is recognizing the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump's renewed interest in the pact depends on whether the United States could strike a better deal than President Barack Obama did, Trump said in a Thursday night tweet. Read More »

Madikizela-Mandela laid to rest

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Tens of hundreds of individuals sang, cheered and cried because the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday. The couple ended the 38 years of marriage in 1996 after which she adopted the surname "Madikizela-Mandela". In 2003, she was on the opposite side of love, when she was convicted of fraud and theft over a bank loan scam. Read More »

Gold spikes after Trump warns Russia to 'Get ready'

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He called for a "strong and joint response" to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday, which Syrian activists and rescuers say killed 40 people. The UN Security Council was to meet again Friday , at Russia's request, to try to defuse the standoff over accusations that the Syrian regime waged a chemical attack on civilians. Read More »

Eric Gallo named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

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A record number 1,251 players from 302 institutions that sponsor a college football program were honored in the 12th year of the Hampshire Honor Society. He played in 24 games in his career with four starts. He was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree in his career. Read More »

CT police: Substitute teacher ran 'fight club' during math class

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Fish was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor, four counts of reckless endangerment in the second degree, and breach of peace in the second degree. On Dec. 18, a state police sergeant met with the superintendent and showed him a cellphone video from a concerned parent. It also showed an adult employee, identified as Fish, standing in the background. Read More »

Led airstrikes did not hit areas near Russian bases: Moscow

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She said that Israel is the main ignitor of the war in Syria , adding the Syrian and Russian sides have made all preparations after the Israeli attack on the T-4 Air Base a couple of days ago. In London , Mrs May said all the indications pointed to Syrian government responsibility for the Douma attack. The Syrian government categorically denied the claims, saying the rebels were fabricating facts to attract foreign strikes on Syria . Read More »

Western strikes hit bases, chemical research centres around Damascus: monitor

In 2017, President Trump ordered an airstrike on an air base in central Syria . Blaming the government, they say there are "more than 500 cases" of people with "symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent". military response, along with France and Britain , to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. Read More »

Britain, France say they joined strikes on Syria

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Syrian government has denied conducting any strike in Douma . "This is not about intervening in a civil war. It is not about regime change", May said. "I want to state categorically ... that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon", she said, the Guardian reported. Read More »

Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Yojana

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Kant said Bijapur was chosen for the Prime Minister's visit over Bahraich because it had a "better action plan for its transformation". Prime Minister Modi would be interacting with people, local "Champions of Change" including officials of the district administration, who despite all odds and being at the epicentre of Left Wing Extremism have performed very well, especially post the launch of Aspirational District programme on January 5, 2018. Read More »

Kathua rape case: PDP wants two BJP ministers out, may break alliance

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On 19 January, amid an opposition onslaught over the issue two days after the victim's body was discovered, state minister Abdul Rehman Veeri had said the Kathua deputy commissioner would conduct a probe into the crime. Terming as "horrific" the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district , United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that the authorities will bring perpetrators of the brutal crime to justice. Read More »

Search for vanished family turns up woman's body

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Their bodies and those of three of their children-Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14 - were recovered, while their other three children-Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, and Sierra, 15 - are missing and feared dead. He wanted them to leave the food in a box by a fence where his parents couldn't see it. They say it's the least they can do for their surviving relatives. Read More »

British Jets Take off from Cyprus Base Before Hitting Targets in Syria

A series of missile strikes were launched last night against Syria by the US, UK and France in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma a week ago. According to France's Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, Russia was warned of the attacks in advance. "I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest". Read More »

Verizon: Service restored after large outage

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Verizon Wireless customers in Southwest Florida are being impacted by a widespread service outage Thursday night. Website Down Detector has a map of current Verizon outages in the Tampa area. If you are attempting to dial 911 from ANY Verizon voice device you must call from an alternate network provider to place a 911 call. Both 911 call centers are fully operational, but residents should call 911 from a landline phone to report emergencies. Read More »

Egyptian soldiers killed in terror attack in Sinai

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Earlier in the day, the Egyptian armed forces announced 27 militants were killed and 114 others arrested in the latest raids in Sinai Peninsula as part of the country's anti-terror military operation "Sinai 2018". The state of emergency has been in place since April 2017 after bombings struck two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday, later claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. Read More »

US, allies strike Syria over suspected chemical attack

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis the air strikes on targets in Syria were a "one time shot" to send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. officials said. "We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace, we did not coordinate targets", Dunford said. A USA official said the strikes had targeted chemical production facilities. Read More »

Syrian air strikes an 'act of aggression', Vladimir Putin says

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He criticised the U.S. and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog to visit the area. Syrians crowded onto the streets in noisy demonstrations of defiance afterward and their ally Russian Federation denounced the attack. The Syrian Government has categorically denied the accusation. Read More »

Russian Federation claims chemical attack in Syria was 'staged and directed by UK'

The comments came as Igor Konashenkov, Russia's defence ministry spokesman, said in a televised appearance that his country had "evidence" the United Kingdom was involved in organising the chemical attack in Douma. Douma and the entire Eastern Douma were declared free on Thursday. He added that Washington seems determined to take military action in Syria and this is unsafe. Read More »

Texas Farm Bureau applauds 2018 Farm Bill

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That policy provides a funded mandate to states to set up case-management and assessment programs, as well as supervised job search and apprenticeship programs. One of the biggest concerns in farm country is crop insurance. This bill would uphold programs that are making a difference. For the most part, funding will remain even, except for organic agriculture research, which gets a $10 million bump to $30 million annually. Read More »

Bizarre: Official drives for 4 km as man clings on to bonnet

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In a freakish incident in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the Ramnagar block development officer drove his auto for four long kilometres while a man clung onto the bonnet of the moving vehicle. So angry was Pankaj Kumar Gautam with Brij Pal for jumping on his vehicle that he decided not to stop and let Brij Pal step down outside the office. Read More »

Sen. Murray and Rep. McMorris Rodgers respond to strikes on Syria

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Addressing the nation Friday evening as loud explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital of Damascus, Trump said the joint strike with France and United Kingdom is now underway. Mattis said the third target "was in the vicinity of the second target" and "contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and an important command post". Read More »

Sister of Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress in her own rage controversy

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Cho Hyun-min, 35, the sister of Cho Hyun-ah (Heather Cho), the Korean Air heiress who made headlines around the world for the 2014 "nut rage" incident, has been caught up in her own rage controversy. Cho wrote on her FB page Thursday, subsequent to South Korean news media started reporting on the episode. South Koreans covet jobs at chaebol companies, which are among the most lucrative in the country. Read More »

President Trump says US prepared to sustain Syria strikes

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Mr Turnbull praised the US, Britain and France for acting "forcefully" to what he described as the "llegal and utterly reprehensible" actions of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The Russian military had vowed to respond to any attack, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration had repeatedly warned that Trump was taking America down a risky path. Read More »

Secretary-General's statement on Syria, 13 April 2018

Experts from the world's global chemical arms watchdog are continuing their mission to probe an alleged gas attack in Douma despite Western air strikes in Syria, the body said Saturday. And in what appears to be implicit criticism of Israel for its use of force against protesters, Guterres said, "The recent violence in Gaza has resulted in many needless deaths and injuries". Read More »

Newark man sentenced to 15 months in prison on child porn charges

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He was found guilty on that charge as well, the documents say. Kyle Joy was charged with possession of child pornography, making child pornography available and making written child pornography. Talmadge is a Megan's Law offender from a previous child pornography conviction. Carlos Rodriguez-Fernandez, who lives at the home, was arrested. It also claims Chatelain admitted to downloading child pornography almost every day. Read More »

Learning about rights for crime victims

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The Orange County Crime Victim Coalition is comprised of the Orange County Crime Victims Assistance Program, Fox Hill and Bellvale Communities, Mental Health Association of Orange County-Rape Crisis, Orange County District Attorney's Office, Orange County Police Chief's Association, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orange County STOP-DWI, the State Police and Safe Homes of Orange County. Read More »

US VP drops summit banquet, abruptly goes to hotel in Peru

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The U.S. has sharply criticized Maduro's government as undemocratic. He says, "We want one message to be clear: We are with the people of Venezuela ". Ledezma told Pence: "We ask not only for humanitarian aid, but humanitarian intervention". Maduro was not invited to the summit - but said he would not attend. Read More »