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It is 'Back-to-School' for Most Oklahoma Kids


About 150 teachers will be at the State Capitol Building rallying for more funding for public schools . Earlier this month, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that raises teachers' salaries by an average of $6,100. The sad state of the education sector doesn't affect the rich. Teachers in other states saw what could be gained by protesting a system that hurt them and were emboldened to fight for student necessities and fair wages and benefits. Read More »

Missiles shot down over Syria airbases


Raw video: Department of Defense releases footage of Tomahawk missiles fired from the USS Higgins toward targets in Syria on April 14th. The Syrian air defenses intercepted all the missiles, said the reports, adding that the source of the missile strike was not yet known. Read More »

USA rescue team recovers bodies of missing Indian, daughter


Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, vice president of the Union Bank on Santa Clarita, and his wife Soumya Thottapilly, 38, were on a road trip along with their two kids - Siddhanth, 12 and Saachi, 9 - in a maroon Honda Pilot from Portland, Oregon to San Jose in Southern California, during which they went missing on April 5. Read More »

MURDER investigation launched after STABBING in Forest Gate, London


Police were called to the scene on Head Street at 3.18pm today and found a 17-year-old male suffering from multiple wounds. A 26-year-old man died in hospital after being attacked in Colindale, while a woman in her 30s died on the spot after she was stabbed in Brixton on Sunday, the BBC reported on Monday. Read More »

For France's Macron, Syria red lines were credibility test


After a first phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that night, a series of painstaking daily meetings with defense and foreign affairs officials took place to check the authenticity of images and information coming from Syria. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" The White House, however, pushed back on the reports. The US now has about 2,000 personnel in Eastern Syria, says the BBC , "supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab ... Read More »

Inspectors' visit to suspected Syria gas attack site delayed


Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013 and submit to OPCW inspections. There is also the risk that evidence may have been removed from the site, which lies in an area of the town that has been controlled by Russian military police and Syrian forces for the past week. Read More »

Indian army soldier joins Hizbul Mujahideen


It may be mentioned here that police confirmation came after Mir's picture wielding an AK-47 rifle went viral on social media. The soldier, according to the picture, joined the Hizbul Mujahideen on Sunday.According to the picture, Idrees has studied till BSc second year and was serving in the Army's 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) in Bihar . Read More »

Alleged shoplifter dies after altercation with Stop & Shop employees in Brooklyn


The man is alleged to have been under the influence of a drug and police say they found him in possession of a machete and two knives. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. 'They were on top of him, ' Savage said. "They didn't have to kill him", the man's friend, Joanie Smith, said to the TV station. 'Literally standing on top of him. Read More »

Trump Responds To 'Disgruntled' Comey Interview: He 'Committed Many Crimes!'

During the much-anticipated television interview that marks the official start of a nationwide tour to promote his new memoir "A Higher Loyalty", Comey acknowledged that even on Election Night, he expected Clinton would defeat Trump. Trump also said Comey was not smart and the "WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" "People in this country need to stand up, go into the voting booth and proclaim their values", added the former FBI Director. Read More »

UK, US governments warns Russian Federation of 'malicious cyber activity'


The US and the United Kingdom held rare coordinated conference calls on Monday to reveal their findings on the malicious activity identified in August 2017. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has been providing mitigation advice to companies and internet service providers that may have been affected. They cited cyber security research organisations and other governments as providing evidence of such attacks, without providing details of their timing or scale. Read More »

United Nations rejects Russian attempt to condemn USA aggression in Syria


He said the analysis was done at the request of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Speaking at an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time), hours after the US, France and the UK launched missiles meant to take out Syria's chemical weapons capability, American Ambassador Nikki Haley called on Russian Federation - the main backer of the Syrian regime - "to take a hard look at the company it keeps". Read More »

Wife of Rod Blagojevich disappointed in court decision


With legal avenues closed, Blagojevich's wife says they'll have to put their "faith elsewhere and find another way". He's scheduled to be released in 2024. Annually 8000 appeals are requested of the court and on average only 80 are approved. "Although we are disheartened by this decision, we are thankful for the outpouring of support we've received along the way". Read More »

New Jersey Democrats in Strong Position to Flip GOP Districts


The 19-percentage-point gap in favor of Democrats in New Jersey is significantly wider than the generic House vote edge of nine points in a national poll last month. Almost half (49 percent) of New Jerseyans expect that their tax bills will rise as a result of the overhaul, which scaled back the popular state and local tax deduction. Read More »

BORDER CHAOS: California BANS TROOPS from Helping Border Patrol Agents


He's stayed quiet on the subject other than to issue a letter accompanying California's offer to deploy the National Guard to combat transnational crime - but not participate in any immigration enforcement. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers. Read More »

After Syria strikes, British PM May to face critical parliament


In 2003, Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded Parliament to support the invasion of Iraq, a decision that has cast a shadow over British politics, and the country's willingness to intervene overseas, ever since. Responding to May, Corbyn accused the prime minister of being drawn into the action at the behest of the US. "The prime minister is accountable to this Parliament, not the whims of the US president", Corbyn said. Read More »

Parents of Alfie Evans suffer new defeat in battle for treatment overseas


Lord Justcie Davis, Lady Justice Kin and Lord Justice Moylan on Monday ruled against the parents at the hearing in London. Alfie Evans has been battling an un-diagnosed degenerative brain disease. "We will never give up on you Alfie". Police are now entering Alder Hey hospital as a crowd of protesters gathers outside chanting "save Alfie Evans!" The parents lost their bid to allow Alfie to be taken overseas for treatment. Read More »

Michael Avenatti Just Went Nuclear on 'Radioactive' Michael Cohen


Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team. Court papers filed by Robert Khuzami, the deputy U.S. attorney in Manhattan, are redacted making it unclear the alleged criminal conduct for which the 51-year-old Cohen is being investigated. Read More »

PM leaves for five-day visit to Sweden, UK, Germany


The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first phase of the state government's Bastar Net Project, which aims at expanding the reach of the Internet to the remote villages of the division. The event, billed as the centrepiece of the "Living Bridge" theme of the India-UK bilateral visit, will involve PM Modi addressing questions from across the world which have already been received via social media and some via live video link. Read More »

Star Stormy Daniels to Wait Trump lawyer's hearing


Trump biographer Tim O'Brien said Cohen wasn't the biggest fish in the Trump Organization, and he identified two company officials whose activity could also fall under investigation . In them, they found that Cohen had done "little to no legal work, and that zero emails were exchanged with President Trump ". Judge Wood said that if Cohen wanted the court to declare that some of his files were protected because of attorney confidentiality rules, he would have to divulge the name of his ... Read More »

Sussex weather forecast for the week ahead


The Lake of the Ozarks will be a bit warmer, reaching the lower 70s as the warmer air moves in with easterly winds at 6-10 miles per hour. Wednesday: Few more clouds, little less wind, still breezy... The next system arrives later Wednesday. With warm air coming in on that south wind and plenty of sunshine, highs soar into the upper 70's! The low tomorrow night is 43 degrees. Read More »

Syria: missiles fired at air base near Homs


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, reported that big explosions were heard near Shayrat airbase and two other airbases near Damascus. Shayrat air base was targeted by USA forces in 2017 after a suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun that Washington blamed on the Syrian government. Read More »

Tax Day 2018: Where you can cash in on freebies and deals


Any tax liability is still due by the April 17 deadline. Kona Ice: Has free shaved ice for you, come Tuesday. Also, you all may be are wondering then why the Tax day 2018 isn't on 16 April then you all should know that on 16 April whole nation celebrates Emancipation Day to mark the date that President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves there in 1862. Read More »

Lookout for Intraday Move - Southwest Airlines Co., (NYSE: LUV)

At the moment, stock is trading at $55.07. About 15.88 million shares traded or 24.40% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. ( LUV ) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 14.4 Percent. Since October 27, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Southwest Airlines has 17 analyst reports. Cahill Advisors holds 0.23% in Southwest Airlines Co . Read More »

Nick Saban, Alabama Reportedly Blocked from Hiring Hugh Freeze by SEC


Nick Saban tried to hire former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze for the Alabama coaching staff earlier this offseason, but the addition never materialized. As part of the NCAA's punishment of the Ole Miss program, Freeze must serve a two-game suspension if any school hires him as a head coach before November 30, 2018, but he doesn't have to serve any suspension if he's hired as an assistant. Read More »

IPL 2018, KKR vs DD: Hits and Misses


Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn then went after bowlers especially Shahbaz Nadeem, who was taking the beating from Uthappa. Opener Chris Lynn, the third wicket to fall, also scored a decent 31 in 29 balls. But before he could form another partnership, Tom Curran grabbed Rahul Tewatia's wicket in the 10th over. Even more so when Shivam Mavi dropped his catch in the 11th over, with the ball going on to become a six. Read More »

Jason Roy delivers match-winning innings for Delhi Daredevils


The evening started on a good note for Delhi Daredevils when they won the toss and elected to field. Mumbai Indians locked horns with Delhi Daredevils at home and needed a win after losing the first two games to CSK and SRH. Included in the side at the expense of Colin Munro , Roy showed how valuable he can be with a sizzling display during the chase. Kolkata was 52-1 in seven overs when rain stopped play for an hour. Read More »

Theresa May faces grilling from MPs after launching airstrikes in Syria


Although MPs may call for a substantive parliamentary vote on the action, the debate will only be accompanied by a neutral motion, such as "that the House has considered the matter of military action taken on 14 April ". Saying she had no doubt the "Syrian regime" was behind the April 7 gas attack which she called a "stain on humanity", May told lawmakers she had acted in the national interest . Read More »

US Is Considering New Economic Sanctions On Russia


He didn't elaborate or name the state. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and they agreed the Western airstrikes were an "illegal action. Syria's civil war, which began as a popular uprising against Assad, is now in its eighth year. Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) went to Syria last week to inspect the Douma site but have yet to gain access to the town, which is now under government control ... Read More »

Bombshell interview with Fmr. FBI Director Comey on President Trump

Stephanopoulos also asked Comey if he thinks the President has been compromised by the Russians. "These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible ". He may be a witness for any charges of obstruction of justice under consideration by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

New £60m government fund to tackle global plastic pollution


Plastic pollution is on the agenda this week at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London , after the United Kingdom partnered with Pacific island nation Vanuatu to establish the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance. Prof McGeehan said few could have predicted since plastics became popular in the 1960s that huge plastic waste patches would be found floating in oceans or washed up on once pristine beaches all over the world. Read More »

Former Mossad Chief: We're On a 'Collision Course with Iran

Asked who were the "chief financial beneficiaries" of the sanctions evasion scheme, prosecutors said , "First and foremost, the scheme benefited the Iranian government entities whose access to oil revenue and to the USA financial system was restricted under the sanctions laws". Read More »

Storm Irene to bring high winds and more rain


Cloud will increase from the west bringing scattered outbreaks of rain to most parts during the afternoon and the remaining parts by nightfall. There will be showers during the day but also some good sunny spells. The Irish weather service has forecast temperatures as high as 18°C for Thursday , but it'll be wet and windy before then. Few of the showers may be heavy. Read More »

Chinese market opened up to Irish beef


Deputy Kenny said, "The opening of the Chinese market is a positive move for Irish beef farmers and I congratulate those involved in negotiating it". CHINA has made the decision to open its markets to Irish beef following years of unsuccessful negotiations . Read More »

UN Security Council Refuses to Condemn US Attack on Syria


Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad said Monday his country was ready to facilitate the OPCW team in any way to carry out its mission, the state-run SANA news agency reported , while Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not respond directly to CNN's question on whether Russian Federation had blocked the experts. Read More »

Trump says Comey and McCabe 'committed many crimes'

Days prior to the 2016 election, Comey sent a letter to Congress announcing his intention to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails after discovering additional emails on the former Rep. "I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been that she's going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out", he said. Read More »