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4 tips to help families - and moms - have the flawless Mother's Day


But honestly, the most priceless gift that you can give the woman who has devoted so much of her life to raising and nurturing her children doesn't cost a penny: it's just leaving her the hell alone. Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you're planning to give your mom something special this year, you may want to pay special attention to her reaction when she opens her gift. Read More »

Michelle Wolf seems unfazed by fallout from White House Correspondents dinner


Of course, the jokes about Sanders ("She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smoky eye") especially hit a nerve with some people, and Wolf was well-aware of the backlash. Asked about a picture of Wolf surrounded by her writers afer leaving the stage, Meyers asked what the people around her, some with their fists in the air, were chanting. Read More »

Putin and Netanyahu talk as tensions flare over Syria strikes


On Tuesday night the military instructed local governments to open bomb shelters to residents of the Golan Heights following the identification of "abnormal movements of Iranian forces in Syria ". "We're facing a new reality". Iranian leaders have often called for the destruction of Israel, and Netanyahu sees Tehran's nuclear program as a threat to the Jewish state's existence. Read More »

Pyongyang sends jailed Americans home in 'breakthrough'


Last week, Trump announced that the time and place for his meeting with the North Korean leader had been decided and would soon be made public. Mike Pompeo is finalising details of the US/North Korea summit and pressing for the release of three American prisoners. Read More »

Boy Scouts to allow girls in some programs


This program is for children ages eleven through seventeen. On another wall is a landscape painting, also done by Girl Scout members. The Cub Scouts program, for children ages 5-10, will not undergo a name change. Surbaugh said that having separate units for boys and girls should alleviate concerns that girls joining the BSA for the first time might be at a disadvantage in seeking leadership opportunities. Read More »

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Southern California

Four smaller quakes were recorded near the initial epicenter, with the latest being a 2.6 preliminary magnitude quake at 9:04 p.m. Two earthquakes measuring 4.5 and 3.2 magnitude rumbled through the Palm Springs area early Monday, rattling nerves but not causing any damage, officials said. Read More »

Scott Pruitt's new EPA deputy could surpass boss in scrapping protections


The emails, many of which are communications with Pruitt's schedulers, show an agency that divides people into "friendly and "unfriendly" camps and that, on one occasion - involving a secret visit to a Toyota plant past year - became so focused on not disclosing information that even Pruitt's corporate hosts expressed confusion about the trip". Read More »

North Korea's Kim says Trump meeting will be positive


Singapore was the likely site, late this month or in early June, for Trump's most ambitious foreign policy effort yet. Who are the freed Americans? Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with the three detainees that "seem to be in good health", the U.S. Read More »

Ramaphosa unhappy with Trump's decision to pull out of Iran nuclear deal


This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports the with reference to the Expert. Russian diplomats did not see reason for rupture. With Europe remaining a party to the JCPOA, European companies doing business with Iran , Irish ones included, could end up facing US sanctions. The Croatian ministry said: "Along with key security aspects of the global non-proliferation architecture and of regional and European security and stability, the JCPOA has opened up ... Read More »

Visclosky blasts Trump decision to abandon Iran nuclear agreement

India today reacted cautiously to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying all the parties involved should engage constructively to resolve issues. It also reiterated its strong support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement and pointed out that this had "limited Iran's nuclear programme so that the latter could not produce a bomb, in return for the lifting of most of the USA and global sanctions against it". Read More »

USGS: Potential for Explosive Volcanic Eruption Rises on Hawaii's Big Island


Some residents worry the lava could ignite the flammable gas and cause a major explosion. Gov. David Ige has issued a supplemental emergency proclamation for the 2018 Kilauea eruption that, among other emergency management functions, establishes lines of authority that will enable a more comprehensive response to changing and unpredictable risks posed by the current eruption. Read More »

Google Assistant's New Voices Are Now Live


As ever, Google isn't limiting its service to just one set of users: Businesses can benefit from Duplex by allowing customers to book through Google Assistant , while customers can call businesses to inquire about information or an appointment. Read More »

Syria shoots down dozens of Israeli missiles

As previously reported , around midnight in many Israeli settlements located on the Golan heights , a siren sounded warning of a possible rocket or mortar attack. Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal has added to tensions and led to a new level of uncertainty over how Iran will respond. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow on May 9 to meet with President Vladimir Putin and discuss military coordination in Syria. Read More »

Kejriwal's nephew arrested in PWD fake bills scam case


Vinay Bansal is the son of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's late brother-in-law, Surender Bansal. According to the party, Mr. Vinay Bansal was a dormant partner in the company which is being investigated by the ACB. The AAP has called the arrest as vendetta politics. "After having failed to find anything against Arvind Kejriwal, his MLAs and his ministers, Modi govt stoops low to target Kejriwal's relatives". Read More »

Transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem violates global law

Small in size, it will initially occupy part of the consular workspace pending planning and construction of a purpose-built embassy, a long-term project according to the US State Department. The Paraguayan statements did not indicate if Cartes would go to Israel for the ceremony. They will receive consular services at the Consulate offices of the Palestinian authority, including the Erez crossing. Read More »

At least 21 killed after dam burst in western Kenya


Samuel Gachobe, who represents the area in Parliament, said the government was trying to identify the missing, and was providing food, blankets, bedding and medical care to people who had fled. Kenya's government said Wednesday that the ongoing torrential rains have killed 132 people and displaced more than 220,000 people in 32 counties since March. Read More »

Late-Night Thunderstorm Hits UP, 12 Killed


Uttar Pradesh was the hardest hit with 80 deaths, a lot of them in Agra district. The thunderstorm was followed by a hailstorm that caused more damage to human lives, livestock, and crop. The Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said that teams of disaster management have been rushed in these districts to speed up the relief and rescue operations. Read More »

US Republicans, Democrats feel out voters' mood as four states hold primaries

In a state where Trump claimed his largest margin of victory in 2016, Republican voters heeded warnings from the president and his allies in Washington against supporting Blankenship. As the Charlotte Observer notes, McCready is "one of nine Democratic challengers with a six-figure fundraising advantage over a GOP incumbent, according to the Center for Responsive Politics ". Read More »

Govt should disapprove United States decision of withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal: CPM


Elsewhere, shortly after Trump's Tuesday announcement , the European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, urged solidarity in the rest of the global community outside the United States . Those deals might not happen now that the USA has imposed sanctions on Iran again. Major companies in the USA and Europe could be hurt, too. Certain exemptions are to be negotiated, but Mr Mnuchin refused to discuss what products might qualify. Read More »

Rahul day-dreaming of becoming PM in 2019: Modi


Randeep Surjewala alleged that the Prime Minister does not act with regard to Yeddyurappa, against whom as many as 15 cases of corruption are pending before the Supreme Court. This is the philosophy of the Congress. You (voters) be alert. Javadekar alleged in Bengaluru that Naidu was behind the "racket" and that the BJP had exposed it. Read More »

Hot & Sunny - But Just For 1 Day


In the short-term, expect another day with above average temperatures. The forecast seems to be drying out with only a few leftover rain showers to contend with. The immediate coastline (say, east of the Parkway) might get stuck in the upper 60s. We'll still have some clouds overhead for Monday night , and some fog will probably form as well. Read More »

White House mystery solved over what happened to Macron's gifted oak tree


If you cast your mind back to last week, you might remember Donald Trump was gifted an oak tree by French President Emmanuel Macron . A pale patch of grass now covers the spot. It's standard policy for plants and animals brought into USA territory. Le Gal said during the interview that Macron had managed to discourage Trump from pulling the plug on the Iran deal by saying the two "have a very good relationship". Read More »

Lt. Craig Lehner remembered on state Police Officers' Memorial in Albany


Wednesday night's service, held at the officer memorial at Lake Lawn Cemetery in Metairie , honored surviving family members of the fallen officers and included a helicopter fly over and a candlelight vigil. Next week marks National Police Week , and similar ceremonies have been taking place across Georgia. On May 15 each year, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary host a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Read More »

Siddaramaiah uttered the truth: PM Modi on K'taka CM's gaffe


The government will also send the message of how it has chosen the right path and is striving to achieve the goal. This is simply nothing but arrogance.To remove Modi , there are big meetings being held. No doubt that some efforts at forming yet another "front" are being explored (at least two have flopped in the past), but they appear to be floundering over whether to include the Congress in the fold. Read More »

$0.71 required for vote-by-mail ballot returns

Sample ballots for the June 5 election are in the mail and expected to arrive shortly. Since I am not going to run for reelection, this June primary and the November general elections are going to be the last elections I will help with, it's been an honor to serve our county. Read More »

Iran is implementing nuclear-related commitments


The agreement lifted sanctions on Iran in return for a promise to suspend its nuclear weapons programme and undergo stringent monitoring and inspections of its remaining nuclear facilities and capabilities. Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, yesterday said China would remain "in close communication with all relevant parties" and remain committed to upholding and implementing the JCPOA with an "objective, impartial and responsible attitude". Read More »

Donald Trump's Decision To Ditch Iran Nuclear Deal A "Mistake": Emmanuel Macron


The statement said Pakistan believes that global treaties and agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct. In announcing the U.S. Why did the United States withdraw? Germany, France and Britain, in a joint statement, decried the US decision and pledged to uphold the nuclear deal together with Tehran despite Washington's departure. Read More »

Saudi FM: Riyadh Will Develop Nuclear Arms if Iran Does


But in a move that defied pleas from near allies, Trump said he would attempt to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran, simplifying concerns concerning the ongoing future of the supply-cutting arrangement between OPEC members and allies for example Russian Federation. Read More »

Football fans love the tweet Southampton have sent about Swansea hotel situation


When Southampton squeaked a vital 0-1 away win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening, they did so after having their pre-match preparations fiddled with in a number of semi-suspicious ways. The game is up, however, for West Brom, which can not escape the bottom three heading into the final weekend. Now, after coming out victorious, Southampton have trolled the hotel over the incident . Read More »

The Justice Hall of Mirrors


Nunes' Intelligence Committee has been looking into allegations the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in their scrutiny of the Trump campaign. The Justice Department, though, has previously told Nunes in a letter that it "is not in a position to provide information responsive to your request regarding a specific individual". Read More »

Oil prices push higher after United States walks away from Iran nuclear deal


Merkel acknowledged that Iran was, in some respects, a destabilizing force in the Middle East. For Pedrood the whole nuclear deal reminds him of an old Persian idiom. Iran needs to preserve its nuclear programme because the country will need 20,000 megawatts of electricity in the next few years, he added . Convening in Iran's parliament - the Majlis - conservative MPs literally set a copy of the landmark agreement on fire. Read More »

Trump, Xi Agree Sanctions Should Continue on N. Korea


Kim reaffirmed his commitment to dismantling his nuclear weapons program if "relevant parties abolish their hostile policies and remove security threats against" his country, China's Xinhua news agency said, a remark apparently directed at the U.S. Read More »

Thunder forward Paul George undergoes left knee scope


According to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears , George underwent knee surgery on an ailing left knee on Wednesday and will be forced to sit out basketball activities for six-to-eight weeks. It was not publicly known what George was having done until the Thunder's statement. George has a player option for $20.7 million for this season, but is expected to decline it to become one of the offseason's most highly pursued free agents. Read More »