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School districts plan for potential teacher walkouts


Organizers of the grassroots Arizona Educators United sent ballots to school districts around the state for a voting period that runs through Thursday. If it happens, it's largely up to school districts how to handle it. Short-term contract support personnel and hourly employees, such as custodial workers and bus drivers, would not work and would not be paid, while certified employees would keep receiving paychecks, district guidance said. Read More »

Ten arrested at neo-Nazi rally in Georgia town


Nearby officials were determined in order to avoid the degree of violence seen at related events held elsewhere, Atlanta's Fox 5 claimed . Counter-protesters hold signs as demonstrators of a neo-Nazi rally descend on the streets of Newnan, Georgia. Read More »

Troops repels Boko Haram attack in Borno


According to the Army Training Chief, the operation is created to deploy personnel and equipment to showcase the combat efficiency of the Nigerian Army and, thereafter, conduct operations to totally destroy Boko Haram locations in the Lake Chad basin. Read More »

US Avoided Russia's 'Red Lines' in Syrian Airstrikes, Lavrov Claims

Some 105 missiles were launched in response to a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma on 7 April that killed more than 40 people. U.S. military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to RIA state news agency. Read More »

3 dead, 4 others hurt in Waffle House shooting


Police said a naked man opened fire and fled the scene. Three people were killed at a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House. Antioch is a suburban neighborhood about 12 miles southeast of downtown Nashville . Nashville officers said Sunday morning that they were looking for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who was iisted as the owner of the vehicle that the gunman was driving. Read More »

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech


In a statement following the Genesis Prize announcement in November, Portman said she was "proud of my Israeli roots and Jewish heritage". Let me speak for myself. On Friday, Israel's far-right culture minister, Miri Regev, took to Twitter to criticize Portman's decision , writing that the actress had "fallen like ripe fruit into the hands" of anti-Israeli activists and suggesting that her Israeli citizenship should be revoked. Read More »

Unification of Forex Rates Pre-Emptive Response to US Plot: Iran


The global nuclear watchdog, charged with monitoring the 2015 deal, has said Iran is complying with its obligations , a view echoed by senior USA officials including incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The following day Mr Macron will have the rare honour of addressing a joint session of Congress. He invited Trump to the Bastille Day military parade in Paris a year ago and the two men and their wives dined in the Eiffel Tower restaurant. Read More »

Peter Dinklage's Avengers: Infinity War Role Possibly Revealed


Though there are now dozens of confirmed players in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War , ranging from Black Panther's Okoye to Spider-man: Homecoming's Tom Holland to the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves, fans have been preoccupied with the things they don't know about the cast of the film. Read More »

Corrected - Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least four dead


All roads to the blast site were blocked by the police, with only ambulances allowed in. Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones. Voter registration centres have been set up across Afghanistan ahead of long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections due to be held in October and there have been serious concerns that militants might attack them. Read More »

Russia Calls on United Nations for Greater Presence in Syria


Mr Lavrov said: "There were military leadership contacts, between generals, between our representatives and the coalition leadership". Sergei Lavrov added that the Russian military chiefs had informed the U.S. Mr Lavrov says the Trump administration has not followed up on Mr Trump's earlier offer. He added that Russian officials "don't want to be too obtrusive, but don't want to be impolite". Read More »

Ontario Man Dies After Alleged Street Racing Crash


Kerry Schmit said after revealing he'd just heard the "worst news" that the 26-year-old had died of his injuries hours after the crash. It's believed a black Toyota, driven by a 23-year-old Stoney Creek man, was racing with a grey vehicle - possibly an Audi - beginning further east around Ford Drive and ending with the horrific crash near Guelph Line in Burlington. Read More »

Southwest offers apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet


Tammie Jo Shults relied on her Christian faith in landing the troubled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after major mechanical failures and damage almost brought the entire plane down. On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Robert Sumwalt, the chief investigator of USA aviation accidents, said he could not yet say if the incident pointed to a fleet-wide issue. Read More »

Cabinet okays ordinance to confiscate assets of fugitive economic offenders


In September, the Union Law ministry had approved the finance ministry's draft of Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017, and now the ordinance has been introduced by the Cabinet as part of the Modi government's response to the PNB scam. Authorities say a special forum will be created for expeditious confiscation of proceeds of crime, in India or overseas, and this can make a fugitive return to India to face the law. Read More »

17 dead after 2 dragon boats overturn in China


The accident happened where two flows of the river converge causing a powerful current, the CCTV broadcaster said. A smartphone video shown on Chinese television showed the boats capsizing as they navigated artificial rapids. According to local media, eight boats and more than 200 people were sent to the scene for rescue efforts. Police in Guilin explained without notifying police villagers had ordered a clinic session, and that two organisers were arrested. Read More »

Delhi: Suspecting wife of infidelity, 17-year-old father kills toddler


A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended for murdering his two-month-old son at his house in Mangolpuri on Saturday evening. She took her child to the hospital where the infant was declared dead. Since the 17-year-old father was addicted to drugs, the girl used to support the family with her job as a salesperson. He was disowned by his family and fled from his home in west Delhi after he was apprehended twice for stealing phones from a mobile phone shop. Read More »

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117


Born on November 29, 1899, Morano was the last known person to die who was born in the 19th century. Since Ms Brown's death, Guinness World Records has been investigating who is the oldest person in the world and was yet to recognise Ms Tajima as such. Read More »

Zarif: Iran May Speed up Nuclear Program if US Kills Deal


A senior US administration official has told reporters that Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the nuclear agreement at the White House when they meet starting on April 23. On Thursday , April 19, USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said the United States was having "intense" deliberations with its European allies ahead of the May 12 deadline when Washington's sanctions on Tehran would resume unless Trump decides otherwise, the Reuters report added. Read More »

Melania Trump Sits Next to Barack Obama at Barbara Bush's Funeral


Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, and her son, former president President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, joined two other former presidents and first ladies at the service - Barack Obama and his wife Michelle , Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, and first lady Melania Trump . Read More »

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) Shares Were Downgraded Today by JP Morgan

After $0.03 actual EPS reported by Windstream Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2,800.00 % negative EPS growth. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of ($1.16) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.75) to ($0.40). Read More »

Russia says Trump invited Putin to US during phone call

Russia warned in the lead-up that they would retaliate if the U.S. endangered Russian troops on the ground with their attacks . "And, as a result, these 'red lines" were not crossed", he said. USA officials have said they used military communication lines with Russian Federation to clear airspace before the strikes, but did not inform Moscow of the targets in advance. Read More »

Change of regime in Cuba


Unfortunately, the answer is probably not. Xi also congratulated Raul Castro, who remains the first secretary of the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba. Diaz-Canel also led the Cuban delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Still, the Soviet-style command economy employs three of every four Cuban workers and produces little, while private sector growth has been largely frozen since past year. Read More »

Chemical weapon experts cleared for tests in Syria


Syrian state media says government forces have started bombing an Islamic State-held zone in Damascus . "Of the surface-to-air missiles that the Assad regime launched, almost every one was launched after the last of our missiles hit their targets", she said. Read More »

US Senators Sign Letter Calling on Turkey to Release Jailed Pastor


Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the group that Ankara holds responsible for a failed 2016 coup against President Tayyip Erdogan. On March 13, 2018 Turkish authorities issued an indictment alleging and purportedly detailing Pastor Brunson's offenses. North Carolina native Andrew Brunson, 50, has been jailed since October 2016. Read More »

Trump considers pardon of first black champion boxer


Stallone is a Trump supporter and attended his New Years' Eve Party in 2016, according to The Associated Press. Johnson was sentenced in June 1913, after being convicted by an all-white jury under the Mann Act, which made it illegal to accompany a woman over state lines for "immoral purposes". Read More »

Drone shot down near Saudi King's palace


Heavy gunfire was reportedly heard outside the Saudi Royal Palace in Riyadh late Saturday, but no official statements have been released yet. Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh tweeted, "We are not going to tolerate this", He even directed adviser to look into the matter and find out who is behind the video. Read More »

Sorry, Beyhive: You can't livestream Beyonc-'s second Coachella performance


And just in case you're wondering, YES she would love to dance back-up for Bey. There's nothing more spectacular than Beyoncé's history-making Coachella performance. "The routine was so high-energy and she looked like she was having such a good time on the stage and I wanted to have a good time , too". In an interview with , Bey's long-time makeup artist Sir John dished on the exact makeup products he used to create her Coachella look, and one of them is giving us MAJOR ... Read More »

Beekmantown students join walkout for gun control


The shooting set off a national student movement calling for an end to gun violence and tighter gun restrictions. "Well, I think that it's too easy to get your hands on a gun". Students from three Wichita Falls ISD high schools Rider, Old High and Hirschi School and Iowa Park High School participated in the walkout. We are looking into student town halls and being more organized. Read More »

Another member quits Nobel literature academy


The scandal has sparked outrage in the Scandinavian nation known for promoting gender equality. Sweden's king - the academy's patron, who must approve any of its secret votes - said Wednesday he wants to change the academy's rules to cope with the resignation of its members, who are appointed for life. Read More »

PBF Energy (PBF) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products.The firm is valued at $4.37 billion. Since April 20, 2017 CVI has risen 54.21% and is uptrending. A total of 13 analysts rate PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) as follows: 1 "Buy", 8 "Hold" and 4 "Sell". (NYSE:PBF). The Pennsylvania-based Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in PBF Energy Inc. Read More »