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Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending

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Currently, Russia has fallen to 4th place in the list of powers most significant military spending, losing the 3rd place in Saudi Arabia. The United States remained the world's largest spender with $US610 billion ($$810 billion), unchanged year-on-year. Read More »

Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) Sentiment Change Report

The company has market cap of $5.74 billion. Ticker's shares touched $42.83 during the last trading session after 0.28% change.Currently Alliant Energy Corporation is uptrending after 1.17% change in last May 1, 2017. These funds own 235.44 million shares, that's up from 234.63 million shares in 2017Q3. Alliant Energy's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. Read More »

Stormy Daniels coming to Tonawanda

On Monday, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a lawsuit in NY on the adult film star's behalf, according to CNN . Mr Trump tweeted in April: "A sketch years later about a non-existent man". "A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!" the president tweeted April 18. That sketch depicted a man Daniels said assailed her in a Las Vegas parking lot soon after she had agreed in May 2011 to work with In Touch magazine on a story about her relationship ... Read More »

Focus of Macron's Australia state visit revealed

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The duo is expected to discuss issues of defence, security, and the economy, as well as commerce. "We will keep a close eye on interests in the agricultural field. The president is expected to pay respects to fallen Australian soldiers in Sydney this morning before meeting the governor-general later in the day to discuss research collaborations between the Australian National University and the French space agency CNES. Read More »

Danica Patrick's refresher course at Indy goes well

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Seven years after leaving for another racing series, Danica Patrick officially returned to IndyCar . "I feel better, and hey, look, on anything that you're doing - whether it be your work, your goals, your recovery from an injury, whatever it is - as long as it's headed in the right direction and the trajectory is going the way you want it to, then it's just a matter of time". Read More »

UNCW men's tennis to play Tennessee in NCAA Regionals

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I started 19 years ago as a volunteer coach for Coach Bobby Kleinecke, and so it's kind of neat for me as a well. "They've really embraced all of the challenges that have been put forth, played for each other and hung tough in some tight moments and really have just shown a lot of character". Read More »

Protesters Flee Police During May Day Protests in Paris

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Police used water cannon and tear gas as about 1500 hooded and masked rioters tore through the city setting fire to businesses and vehicles. Police said about 1,200 masked and hooded protesters attended the annual 1 May demonstration by labour unions. Read More »

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait inside Aligarh Muslim University, BJP MP raises objection

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He said that Gautam should have written to the AMUSU as the photo was on display at the AMUSU hall. "Let a law to this effect be there and we will remove Jinna's portrait", said AMUSU president. AMU spokesman Shafey Kidwai today defended the portrait, apparently hanging there for decades, saying that Jinnah was a founder member of the University Court and granted life membership of the student union. Read More »

Crucial Supreme Court collegium meet on Justice Joseph's elevation today

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Again the apex court reiterated "outstanding merit" should be considered for appointments and not seniority. He is also the judge , who gave a scathing judgment against the Centre's move to impose the President rule. Former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Tuesday termed as "disastrous" the prevailing situation in the Supreme Court and said although the CJI was the master of the roster, the allocation of cases had to be "fair and in the interest of the institution". Read More »

Veterinarian Charged with Implanting Heroin into Puppies Bound for US

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USA authorities say Lopez stitched packets of irrigation in to the bellies of both Labrador retrievers and other strains delivered in commercial flights into New York City. Five ended up running away, three died from infection and two were adopted, including one that became a drug-sniffing dog for Colombian police, officials said. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki India April 2018 sales at 172986 - Highest ever till date

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Sales at Hyundai Motor India, the second largest auto maker by sales, increased 4.4 per cent at 46,735 units last month as compared with 44,758 units in April 2017. According to figures released by M&M, the company sold 45,217 units domestically last month compared to 37,889 units in the same period of past year. Read More »

Kensington Palace Posted the Greatest Photo for Will and Kate's 7th Anniversary

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The auto is adorned with balloons and streamers while the license plate reads "JU5T Wednesday". And soon, photographs of the Duchess and Prince William along with their new prince were shared all over social media. "It completes them", royal biographer Ingrid Seward tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. Parenting reportedly suits her and Prince William really well. Read More »

Colorado Ranks In Top 10 Most Fun States In America

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California came in at No. 1, followed by NY and Nevada . Wallethub ranked all 50 states for fun, using criteria such as the cost of going to a movie, accessibility of national parks, the number of movie theaters, golf courses, restaurants, performing arts theaters, fitness centers, skiing, marinas, variety of arts and recreation establishments, and state expenditures on parks of recreation among its measures. Read More »

Mike Pompeo to deliver brief speech to State Department employees

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He says he knows they'll "deliver for our nation". "I am looking forward to helping you all achieve that". In his remarks, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, took a few digs at his predecessor Rex Tillerson, saying that he would spend "as little time" as possible cloistered in the secretary's seventh floor suite of offices, preferring to "get out" and interact directly with diplomats around the world, according to several media reports. Read More »

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Program Manager at Harley-Davidson BikeTown, Linda English, said the art of the issue lies in the fact that over the winter, drivers tend to forget about motorcyclists when spring arrives. "Most of the time, and it's a high majority, is when there's a motorcycle involved in the crash; somebody from that motorcycle is going to the hospital", said Ohio State Highway Patrolman Erik Golias. Read More »

Neighbors Call Cops On Former Obama Staffer Moving Into New Apartment

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Former Obama White House staffer Darren Martin moved into his new apartment in New York's Upper West Side when he was approached by six NY police officers responding to a report of a possible break-in Friday, April 27. Martin said the incident stemmed from overarching issues like gentrification and institutionalized racism . "As a black man when you're in an all-white environment, you're cognizant of that", Martin, a Bronx native who returned to work for the city, told New York's PIX 11. Read More »

Coalition Forces in Syria Renew Fight Against Islamic State

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Backed by the US-led coalition, the Kurdish SDF have driven ISIS out of large parts of the country. "Over the coming weeks, our heroic forces will liberate these areas, secure the Iraq-Syria border, and end the presence of ISIS in eastern Syria once and for all". Read More »

This April was Detroit's 13th coldest on record

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The average low temperature was just 28.4 degrees, shattering the previous record set in 1874 and almost 10 degrees below normal, according to the National Weather Service . May will start out colder than normal today but is forecast to warm up for the rest of the work week. The weekend will be mostly sunny, with highs near 74 Saturday and near 67 Sunday, the weather service said. Read More »

Cardinal George Pell to face two trials on historical abuse charges

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The decision to go to trial came after a month-long preliminary hearing in Melbourne, Australia's second city. Wallington dismissed about half the charges that had been heard in a four-week preliminary hearing. On Tuesday, the Senior Catholic formally pleaded not guilty to the charges for the first time. The 76-year-old has repeatedly denied the allegations made against him since being charged by Victoria Police last year. Read More »

Search continues for teen believed to be with former teacher

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Just hours later, O'Neal was official reported missing to police, reported The Sun Herald . Police issued an arrest warrant for Nicole Jackson , 30, a former teacher at the Earl Travillion Attendance Center , when the mother of a teenage student reported her 16-year-old son Oscar O'Neal missing on Monday, Fox News reported. Read More »

Sea turtle nesting season begins; how you can help protect them

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Hatchlings use starlight and moonlight reflecting off the water to find their way to the sea, and if they become misled by artificial light, they can become disoriented and die. Officials ask people on the beach to not shine a light on the sea turtles or otherwise disturb it. "Reducing light around beaches helps ensure the turtles crawl toward the sea". Read More »

LA cops in high-speed chase with motor home

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When Los Angeles Police Department officers were pursuing the motor home in Hollywood, the driver led them through narrow side streets before getting on the 101 Freeway in the area, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The chase ended just before 11:30 a.m. when a police PIT maneuver was used to bring the stolen Audi sedan to a halt on the Clark Avenue on-ramp to the Artesia (91) Freeway, according to police. Read More »

Arizona teachers hold fourth day of walkouts

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Doug Ducey . "Teachers are not seeking concessions from school districts, but rather are seeking to create public awareness of the dire condition of public-school funding and to demand action and a remedy from the state Legislature and the governor". Read More »

Blankenship calls McConnell "cocaine Mitch" in new WV primary ad

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On Tuesday morning, the campaign re-posted the ad with a long explanation . "His father-in-law who founded and owns a large Chinese shipping company has given Mitch and his wife millions of dollars over the years", the statement says. "Now they're running ads that say the coal mine blew up and I went to prison". The congressman has links to a super PAC that ran ads accusing Blankenship's mines of poisoning drinking water and also told The New York Times he didn't want the coal magnate-who ... Read More »

Corridors Of Commerce Projects

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Interstate 94 from St. Michael to Albertville auxiliary lane addition. 14 yet again. Corridors of Commerce funding has traditionally been split 50-50 between the metro and greater Minnesota, yet every project announced today is within 40 miles of downtown Minneapolis. Read More »

'No decision' by Trump on Iran nuclear deal: Bolton

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However, an explanation for the trees' temporary removal suggests the original planting was never meant to be permanent. The tree's roots remained wrapped in plastic while the presidents "planted" it at the White House . U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have not commented on the potential quarantine. It took two years of negotiation just to get a deal for 10 years of restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program in return for an end to United Nations economic sanctions. Read More »

Supreme Court expresses concern over change of colour of Taj Mahal

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Earlier, it had become yellow then turned brownish and now it is greenish. "What is going on?" "Or perhaps you don't care", court justices said. "Even if you have the expertise, you are not utilising it", the court observed. "A larger and broader perspective of the entire scenario should be taken into account by the state government and the stakeholders should sit together and come out with ways on how to preserve and protect the monument for the future generations". Read More »

Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling

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Attorneys involved in the case said the ruling would affect other workers listed as independent contractors in the so-called gig economy , including drivers in ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft . Were the courts to find that workers at companies like GrubHub and Uber, as now constituted, were employees rather than contractors, the companies could respond in several ways. Read More »

Sleeping black bear comes down from tree near home

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The bear was spotted in the morning, napping in the tree in Sirianni Park near Bergen County Community College. The Paramus Police Department said on Facebook Monday night that officers were unable to capture the bear. On Monday, the bear lounged in a tree in a Ridgewood neighborhood. Police are urging everyone to use caution and say that if you see the bear, you should not approach it. Read More »

Government has doubled spend on rural electrification in 4 years: RK Singh

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As per Government of India, out of 18,452 villages in India that were power deprived 3 years ago, 17,181 have been electrified. Congress was responsible for providing electricity to 97 percent of the villages. But almost one-fifth of India's rural households (an estimated 31 million) still do not have access to electricity, with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for more than 13 million homes that remain in darkness ( See Chart 3 ). Read More »