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by | April 26, 2017 | 10:56

The board met for seven hours Wednesday before rejecting the request. US Presdent Donald Trump has telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his referendum victory and to discuss recent US missile attacks on Syria, the White House said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:56

During 38 days on the run, Cummins tried to avoid detection by switching license plates on a 2015 Nissan Rogue he stole from his wife and disabling its GPS system, authorities said. Cummins left Tennessee because he was anxious about an investigation into his relationship with the girl, the court documents said. Cummins was arrested Thursday when he and Thomas were found in Siskiyou County, California after a nationwide search.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:53

Under the 2015 deal struck between Iran and the US and five other nations, Iran's nuclear program would be reduced and closely monitored in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The Iran certification, made 90 minutes before a midnight Tuesday deadline, means Tehran will continue to enjoy relief from USA nuclear sanctions. STEEL Trump moves against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the USA market, starting a federal investigation to determine whether foreign-made steel ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:53

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the country's military conduct a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday (25 April), which coincided with the arrival of the US Navy's nuclear powered submarine - the USS Michigan - in South Korea. Pyongyang's forces reportedly held its largest military drill as a show of strength against the US and South Korea's increasing pressure. Addressing reporters after their lunch, Trump's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, described the talks as an "open dialogue".

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:48

Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte hits the first home run for 2-RBIs in SunTrust Park for a lead over the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in the Braves' home opener on Friday, April 14, 2017 , . And an Inciarte two-run homer in the sixth - his third in two games - staked Atlanta to a 5-2 lead that made the fans' timeless tomahawk chant last as long and strong as it ever did in either of the previous two home stadiums.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:45

The inmates sued over the sedative used in the two-drug protocol. Two inmates received lethal injections about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the first double execution in the U.S. "I'm glad that chapter is closed", she said Monday night. In a letter earlier this month, Jones said he was ready to be killed by the state. The pharmaceutical companies said there is a public health risk if their drugs are diverted for use in executions, CBS reported , and that the state's ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:43

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, and ranking member Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, said it appeared Flynn had not received permission for or properly reported the funds he received from a 2015 speech in Russian Federation and lobbying work his firm did for Turkey.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:40

Asked if Congress would opt instead to pass a stopgap measure to buy more time to negotiate, McConnell said he was optimistic that lawmakers would reach an agreement on legislation that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, on 30 September.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:40

A huge assortment of 22 smart arms, including 13 AK series assault rifles and 5 INSAS rifles, 3,420 live rounds of various rifles, 75 magazines of AK rifles, 31of INSAS, 67 live UBGL rounds, 22 bullet proof jackets, two binoculars, five wireless sets and a deep search metal detector were also looted by the rebels, they said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:23

The temporary ruling was issued Tuesday by Federal judge William Orrick who ruled in a lawsuit challenging Trump's order, and the decision will remain while the lawsuit goes through court, the Associated Press noted. Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign and signed an executive order announcing plans to withhold funding.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:21

The Ducks have been waiting to see which divisional foe they will face in the second round, and now they know. The Oilers played well in the first period, outshooting the Sharks 9-6. "I was just trying to stay patient", Talbot said of his key save. The Sharks yanked Jones with 1:43 remaining and pressured the Oilers relentlessly the rest of the way.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:21

The drill marked the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's military in which people dance at an outdoor party in the capital city of Pyongyang . Despite the buildup, U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increased pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow North Korea's government.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:20

Trump recognised Italy's lead role in Libyan stabilisation but stressed "I don't see a U.S. role in Libya". President Donald Trump greets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as he arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Thursday, April 20, 2017.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:20

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for HAL to be -57.1%. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, July 22. The company did not provide guidance in its earnings release, but second-quarter 2017 consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.15 on revenues of $4.79 billion.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:17

Relatively recent Grand Slam winners such as Li Na and Marion Bartoli retired, while Garbine Muguruza has not followed up on her French Open title of 2016. Over the past year Williams' schedule has included few tournaments outside the Grand Slams . If Williams is pregnant, the timing would be a bit of a surprise.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:03

President Donald Trump's administration is reviewing America's strategy for its longest war and weighing what impact the proposed deployment of several thousand additional troops into Afghanistan could have on the battlefield stalemate with the Taliban.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:02

Meanwhile, the wind will pick up alongside the rain, with gusts to about 30 miles per hour. Any type of severe weather is possible, including isolated short-term flooding. Rain will continue through midday on Wednesday , tapering to scattered showers before ending in the afternoon. Clouds will remain through the night and into Wednesday until the next cold front arrives late Wednesday night .

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:53

The OSCE started a special monitoring mission in Ukraine in 2014 when the president was ousted from office and Russian Federation took control of the Crimean Peninsula. The death triggered a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation. The two injured monitors, from Germany and the Czech Republic, were taken to a hospital for examination.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:49

Trump's initial comments were relayed by four people who were in the room and confirmed by an administration official. The move comes ahead of expected talks to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Lumber prices may actually decline in order to curtail Canadian shipments to the USA, he said. The allegations are the same made in previous softwood trade battles which were rejected and overturned by independent Nafta panels, she said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:45

According to Baez, the Hernandez family wants to donate the former National Football League player's brain for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE. He was rushed to the hospital at 3:05 a.m., but was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a type of brain injury found in athletes and others who have experienced repetitive brain trauma.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:44

Trump promised that as president, "I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel". His voice echoing off the walls of the U.S Capitol, Trump spoke forcefully and deliberately, calling out those who would deny or seek or erase the Holocaust.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:40

Orrick does not sit on the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Quoting a Supreme Court decision against the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act by threatening states with denying Medicaid fund, Orrick likened the threat of withholding federal funds represented a "gun to the head".

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:39

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay told Reuters in an email that his government was "currently assessing the WTO-consistency" of Canada's dairy industry policy, and had raised concern with the Canadian government. He said he has been in contact with the White House, updating them on the situation, and wants the federal government to push Canada to be more transparent about their pricing structures.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:35

Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Flynn could be criminally prosecuted because, as a former Army officer, he was barred from accepting payments from foreign governments. Flynn already has said he will testify, if he's granted immunity from prosecution. This is significant in regards to Donald Trump and the Russian Federation investigation for many reasons, but especially because Trump knew about Flynn's ties to Russian Federation before he chose him as his ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:35

He arrived as Afghan security forces, already paying a heavy price against the resurgent Taliban ahead of the spring fighting season, faced chaos with the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. "This was an attack on the soldiers as they were returning from prayer". About 300 Marines from Task Force Southwest have arrived in Helmand to "train advise and assist" Afghan Army and National Police forces, who have struggled to drive Taliban insurgents ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:32

Hollande said the far-right would "deeply divide France" at a time when the terror threat requires solidarity. Le Pen, meanwhile, is hoping to peel away voters historically opposed to her National Front Party, long tainted by racism and anti-Semitism.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:32

Stalin was arrested in Thiruvarur, around 300 kilometres from Chennai , along with top leaders of his party, the DMK. Offices of the central and state governments, public and private sector undertakings remained open. Associations of local vegetable markets, grocery shops and several auto driver unions also chose to back the bandh, PTI reported. The farmers are demanding that the Centre step in to write off their loans from nationalised banks, a revised drought relief package and ways to ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:28

The negotiations over the spending bill took center stage despite a separate White House push for fast action to revive health care legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed. "The president's comments this evening are welcome news given the bipartisan opposition to the wall, and the obstacle it has been to the continuing bipartisan negotiations in the appropriations committees", she said in a statement ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:27

Macron finished the first round of voting nearly one million votes ahead of Le Pen, which meant her odds of winning the French Election shot out from 5/2 to 6/1 overnight. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier described Macron as a "patriot and European" who he felt confident would win out in the run off round with Le Pen on May 7.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:27

US stocks surged on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through European and Asian stock markets, after Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. The French CAC 40 stock index also surged more than 4 percent - to its highest level in almost a decade - following polling that showed Macron likely to win by a landslide in his May 7 runoff against Le Pen.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:25

His intervention comes after Jeremy Corbyn insisted the upcoming general election is not about Brexit. "He has pledged to put transport, and the renationalisation of our railways, right at the top of the agenda". Starmer rejected the Tories' use of foreign nationals as a "bargaining chip" and said guaranteeing European Union citizens' residency rights would create the good faith needed from the other European Union nations in order to agree a deal for Britons living on the continent.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:23

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier described Macron as a "patriot and European" who he felt confident would win out in the run off round with Le Pen on May 7. "I will be above the partisan considerations - it is an important act". Whatever the outcome on May 7, it will mean a redrawing of France's political landscape, which has been dominated for 60 years by mainstream groupings from the centre-left and centre-right, both of whose candidates faded.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:22

Mr Trump said: "The [Nato] secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more Nato can do in the fight against terrorism". But NATO's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, does say the alliance can do more to fight terror, and they'll talk about that at a summit in Brussels next month, which will be President Trump's first overseas trip.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:21

The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's January 25 order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:16

Fully 65 percent say marijuana is less unsafe than other drugs. The belief that pot should be legal has reached a new high in CBS News polls . While Connecticut does not appear to be moving forward with legal marijuana, other New England states are, including MA, where voters last year approved a ballot question legalizing the drug, with retail sales beginning next year.