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ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil (UCO) Declines 3.39% for April 24

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Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 26 cents at $73.60 by 1345 GMT, some 2 percent below the November 2014 high of $75.47 reached on Tuesday. After all, unlike most OPEC countries and Russian Federation, where oil production is controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the state, the US president has very little influence over how much crude the USA produces. Read More »

Pope Francis says 'two Koreas' summit good chance for dialogue

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US-allied South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet on Friday in the Demilitarised Zone between the Koreas. It could help set the stage for a meeting between Kim and U.S. He expressed "cautious optimism" over the positive tendencies in this area, "including a series of top-level contacts Pyongyang has recently had and North Korea's statements on the suspension of nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles". Read More »

Pit bull attacks woman on subway

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Tahsyi confirmed that to ABC7, saying the victim was unhappy when the owner brought the dog on the carriage and put it on a seat. Now authorities are looking for the dog's owner. One woman yells: "Call the police". Witnesses say the dog bit the woman's foot when she hit the man back. Last week's incident which, according to the authorities, took place on the Number 4 Subway Line, comes to prove that it's never a tiresome moment when it comes to riding the subway. Read More »

California Police May Have Finally Arrested The Golden State Killer

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Sources confirm that the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is working a significant break in the search for the East Area Rapist . Interest in the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, was reawakened recently following the release of journalist and author Michelle McNamara's posthumous crime novel I'll Be Gone In The Dark . Read More »

Central Ohio's Jobless Rate Hits 17-Year Low

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The unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in March was unchanged from the revised rate in February, the department said. Ottawa County had the highest unemployment rate in March with 7.2 percent, but the figure was a 0.9-percent decrease from February's estimate. Read More »

Chimamanda Adichie Replies Critics Of Interview With Hillary Clinton

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That bio, as of the interview and also still at the time of this writing, reads, "Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate". However, in reflecting in the moment, Clinton told Adichie that she wasn't sure Bush was right. "But I think most of us as women in today's world end up in the middle. Read More »

Madheeha Gauhar passes away in Lahore Pakistan

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She fought a prolonged battle with cancer. She gave special importance to issues such as female literacy, human rights and honour killings across the country. Ajoka has performed all over the world, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Oman, Iran, Egypt, Hong Kong, the US, UK, and Norway. Moreover, she also received global awards for her services which significantly include Prince Clause Award from the Netherlands in 2006. Read More »

Karnataka elections: Siddaramaiah calls Modi, Yogi 'north Indian imports', BJP hits back

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P. Ravikumar Ganiga of the Congress filed nomination from Mandya after the party's sitting MLA and rebel star Ambareesh declined to contest though the party gave him the B-Form and tried to convince him in vain. The BJP had kept official announcement of its candidate pending till the last minute. As the polling day for Karnataka Assembly elections draws near, political parties have chalked out plans to reach out to people. Read More »

Sturgeon isolated after blocking UK Brexit deal

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In contrast, Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford welcomed the United Kingdom government's offer and said his administration was now on board. But Ms Sturgeon was accused of trying to use the row to agitate for independence after Mike Russell, her Brexit Minister, persisted with her claim that the EU Withdrawal Bill represented an unacceptable power grab. Read More »

Dem Sen. Felder to stick with GOP to keep Senate majority

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Sepulveda won with 89 percent of the votes as of Tuesday night. In Westchester County, Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer defeated Republican Julie Killian by almost 7,000 votes. Mr. Felder, however, apparently unswayed by the governor's previous entreaties, said he had to do what was best for his constituents, which includes a large community of Orthodox Jews, though he stressed he had "great respect for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and this institution". Read More »

Port Authority Commissioner Curses Police During Traffic Stop

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When the police tell Turner she may take her daughter and friends away, she responds: "You may not tell me when to take my child, you may shut the fuck up". The video shows Turner becoming increasingly frustrated that the officers are not explaining to her why the auto was pulled over and why it will need to be impounded. Read More »

Theresa May suffers third Brexit defeat in Lords

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Those for staying in the custom union contend that cutting exchanging ties would seriously harm the United Kingdom economy. The issue is likely to come to a head at a key meeting of May's senior ministers on Wednesday. Leaving the custom union would likewise mean required traditions checks for each lorry between the United Kingdom and EU until the point that an organized commerce is hit with Brussels , conceivably causing major deferrals. Read More »

J&K: Former PDP leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead by terrorists

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The police sources said that a former state health department employee, Patel had joined Congress in 1991 and unsuccessfully contested both Lok Sabha and J&K Assembly elections a few times on party ticket and as independent. They were immediately rushed to the hospital where Patel was declared dead. Ms Mufti, condemning the killing of Mr Patel, expressed sympathies with his family. Read More »

'Who let the wife out…dogs', Imran Khan's third marriage in trouble

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Meanwhile, other media reports in Pakistan have reported that Bushra was unhappy with Imran's pet dogs. An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday granted one-day exemption to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan from personal appearance in a case pertaining to manhandling of then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad . Read More »

Human Bone Daggers: Femur-Made Incredibly Strong Weapons For New Guinea Warriors

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This peculiar investigation started when Dominy came across a drawer full of daggers, each roughly 12 inches (30 centimeters) long and made out of cassowary and human thighbones. Dana Carpenter, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, told Live Science . Then, through a variety of mechanical tests, they bent and twisted the bone until it snapped. Read More »

Kim Wall death: What we know so far

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Madsen's defense lawyer had argued for his acquittal on the charge of murder, saying he had only been guilty of has said he should only be sentenced the lesser charge of cutting Wall's body into pieces. After providing varied explanations, together with that poisonous fumes induced her to suffocate, Madsen informed the court docket that Wall died on account of a buildup in stress inside his home-made UC3 Nautilus submarine. Read More »

Australian nun who drew Duterte's ire told to leave PH

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Immigration bureau head Jaime Morente issued an order telling Fox she had to leave the Philippines after "she was found to have engaged in activities that are not allowed under the terms and conditions of her visa". "When they come out and support you, they make you want to be here", she told the ABC. The CBCP said the Australian nun has been working in the Philippines for 27 years, helping farmers and indigenous peoples. Read More »

Taiwan's press freedom best in Asia

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The report cites "self-censorship in the mainstream media" and "online smear campaigns" against journalists by the "most radical nationalists" as reasons behind its downfall. The threat to journalists is not confined to verbal violence. The report also takes into account freedom of reporters covering a sensitive region like Kashmir. Read More »

Finland Stops Experiment on Paying Universal Basic Income - Social Agency

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That would help to address insecurities associated with the "gig" economy, where workers do not have staff contracts. Finland's Social Insurance Institution (Kela) was hoping to expand the trial to see how employed people reacted when they too received a regular monthly UBI payment from the government, but the Finnish government rejected the request for extra funds. Read More »

Ranbir Kapoor: 'I was not confident about playing Sanjay Dutt in 'Sanju'

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I'm trying to learn from [my] own mistakes. "It was scary and I had absolutely no confidence in myself about pulling this off". No whitewashing or glorifying here; if the teaser is any indication, for Sanju , director Rajkumar Hirani goes back to what he does best - say life's simple truths with a pinch of comedy. Read More »

Filing of nominations ends for Karnataka polls

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Siddaramaiah , who filed his papers after having lunch at Chimankatti's residence, has tried his best to bring both factions together. To counter this move of the Congress party, the BJP leaders are visiting top Lingayat Mutths to seek the blessings of their religious leaders and have fielded its Hindutva poster boy and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in campaigning. Read More »

Mining baron G Janardhana Reddy brother gets BJP ticket

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In Karnataka all the parties have filed their nominations for the coming elections. As already reported, the single-phase Karnataka Assembly polls would be held on 12th May. Earlier this month, Somashekara Reddy was named the BJP's candidate from Bellary City. The Congress also witnessed high drama within its ranks as M.H. Read More »

Britain to set up compensation scheme for "Windrush" migrants

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We need to show a human face to how we work and exercise greater judgement where it is justified", Rudd told Parliament, adding that all Home Office records dating back to 2002 would be checked to see if anyone had been wrongly deported. "None of this can undo the pain already endured, but I hope it demonstrates the government's commitment to put these wrongs right going forward". Unveiling the new measures Ms Rudd, who along with her predecessor Theresa May has faced intense pressure over ... Read More »

BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Karnataka polls

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Sriramulu filed his nomination from the North Karnataka constituency with just about an hour left for close of nominations. "They are more supportive of incumbent chief minister Siddaramaiah , who has been a follower of Basava philosophy for many years", Rashtriya Basava Sena General Secretary AP Basavaraj told ANI . Read More »

Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1

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Congress and BJP are leaving no stone un-turned to win more seats in the state and be in stronger position before 2019 elections. Both the candidates expressed confidence over their victory in the battle - pitted as the most significant contest in the upcoming assembly election. Read More »

Polar bear Inuka put down at 27 on 'humane and welfare grounds'

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The team of vets and keepers then made the unanimous but "difficult" decision not to revive Inuka from the anaesthesia-induced sleep it was put into for the examination. Dr Abraham added: "We wanted to give it a try and placed him on palliative care..." "Singaporeans have known Inuka from the time he was a cub, and have seen him growing up and aging", said Mohan Ponichamy, one of his keepers. Read More »

Ryanair Orders 25 More 737 MAX Jets for $3B

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The Irish carrier is the largest 737-800 customer in the world and the largest operator of Boeing aircraft in Europe. Ryanair has already expanded into countries such as Israel and Ukraine. Easyjet and Wizz, Ryanair's rivals, have ordered Airbus A321 planes, which seat up to 239 passengers. United Airlines announced yesterday that it has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, Wash. Read More »

Kathua rape: Two accused cops move HC for CBI probe

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The victims were children in 40 per cent of those cases. Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and SPO Deepak Khajuria were arrested for allegedly destroying evidence related to the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the state's Kathua district. Read More »

Hundreds of French stars and politicians denounce 'new anti-Semitism'

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Schuster suggested three years ago that Jews shouldn't wear skullcaps in areas with large Muslim populations. Later he added to the list neighborhoods where right-wing extremists are particularly present. In Frankfurt, Mayor Uwe Becker invited all residents, including women, to wear a kippa on May 14 - the day of the founding of Israel - as a clear protest against anti-Semitism. Read More »

Analysts Set Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) PT at $64.67

It has underperformed by 17.67% the S&P500. Orrstown Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp New Com (VLO) by 18.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 60 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. (HP) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 1.13 million shares over the course of the day. Read More »

Rees-Mogg: May's customs plan after European Union exit 'cretinous'

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The North-East Somerset MP, who leads the European Research Group (ERG) of pro-Brexit Conservative backbenchers, said the prime minister should be "much firmer and clearer" about the costs to the EU if Britain leaves without a deal. Lib Dem MP and Best for Britain campaign member Tom Brake said: "Well, at least we can all agree on one thing: the Government's idea for a customs partnership is certainly cretinous". Read More »