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Weather Forecast: Cool & unsettled end to March

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Wellington Friday: Dry conditions, warming up to near 20°C. So far most have been rain showers, but we have seen rain mixing with snow elsewhere around the state. The overnight clouds should break up once again on Thursday , but it will not be as warm. Ahead of it's arrival, strong thunderstorms now firing up North of us will move down into our region. Read More »

Malala makes first trip to Pakistan since Taliban attack

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Although a government official shared with the United Kingdom-based media outlet that the details of her trip are "kept in secret in view of the sensitivity surrounding the visit", the United Nations Messenger of Peace is expected to be in the country until April 2 (Monday). Read More »

White House disparages porn star's story of Trump affair

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Late Sunday, Cohen's attorney, Brent Blakely, sent a cease and desist letter to Daniels and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, and demanded she apologize and refrain from making "false and defamatory statements " about Cohen in the future. A reporter asked Shah why the American people should believe anything any administration official other than Trump says. The California native has established her career apart from the entertainment industry; she was most recently a White House intern. Read More »

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi, says Congress should help regional parties

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Banerjee's formula found favour in BJP rebel leader Arun Shourie, who told reporters after meeting her this afternoon that her "one-to-one" formula is good and "smaller parties can give a good fight to the BJP in States". Her statement counters Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's statement that a third front excluding the Congress would be evolved ahead of general elections. Read More »

Man with ax kills 1 after driving into people in San Francisco

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A man ran over five people who were trying to steal his vehicle Wednesday morning in San Francisco in a hit-and-run that left one person dead, sources said. It was that victim who later died. He says police also have custody of the vehicle involved but declined to release the suspect's name or details of the arrest. Read More »

White House press briefing

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Two House Democrats pressed the White House counsel's office Tuesday to provide results from a newly revealed internal inquiry into more than $500 million in loans made a year ago by two companies to Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner's family firm. Read More »

"Roseanne" roars with 18-million-plus viewer reboot debut

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Tuesday's inaugural two-parter was seen by 18.2 million viewers, making this the highest-rated sitcom launch of the season. Throughout the episode, Roseanne's daughter Darlene (Sarah Gilbert) tries to help her mom and her aunt find some common ground. Read More »

SCOTUS Set To Hear Another Partisan Gerrymandering Case

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The Supreme Court seems unsettled about how and whether to address the issue of drawing electoral districts for partisan advantage. While the Supreme Court has a standard limiting the overreliance on race in map drawing except under the most limited circumstances, it has never been successful in developing a test concerning political gerrymandering. Read More »

Shulkin Out; Trump Nominates His Personal Physician to Head VA

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McMaster. Having pushed through legislation in Trump's first year making it easier to fire bad VA employees and speed disability appeals, Shulkin leaves behind a department in disarray. Selnick's move back to the VA was planned and "has nothing to do with Shulkin", a White House official told Politico. The report found "serious derelictions" before and during the trip, much of which was spent sightseeing. Read More »

Turkey summit: Erdogan hopes tough period in the past

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With total trade of more than €130 billion between the two, Turkey's trade with the European Union is more than five times greater than that with its next largest partner, China. "It's quite tempting for European Union politicians to go for a transactional relationship with Turkey , but Erdogan is not going to stop EU-bashing for his nationalist agenda", he Pierini. Read More »

Korean leader makes surprise visit to China?

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Heavy security was reported at the Friendship Bridge before the train passed from North Korea to China . Just how much is still open to debate, but the apparent high-level visit shows that Kim Jong Un hasn't forgotten his only major ally despite recent antipathy between the countries and bombshell announcements that the young North Korean leader will hold summits with his foes in Washington and Seoul. Read More »

Man who set himself ablaze may have first tried to kill woman

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It's a grim example of a "coffin birth", say the researchers, but there's even more to this horrific Middle Ages tragedy than that. The woman was found with the remains of a fetus between her legs. The fetus is forced out of the body after gases build up inside of the woman's body, the fetus was dead at the time that it was ejected from the body. Read More »

Judge: Woman Accused Of Killing Random Victim Fit For Trial

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The juror, who is 28 weeks pregnant, told a member of court staff she was feeling ill at roughly 1:20 a.m., the judge said. Benavides also faces sexual assault charges. Tai's lawyer Peter Kaye had asked the jury to find his client guilty of manslaughter, arguing there was no murderous intent. The judge later added: "It would be wrong to leap to a conclusion that because she was drunk she must have been looking for, or was willing, to have sex". Read More »

Sun to start Wednesday, isolated showers by afternoon

Lows will fall into the middle 40s. Forecasters also said there is a chance of rain and snow Sunday . Skies will be partly cloudy and weather will be much more settled by Thursday evening. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. The air will turn colder Friday night . Saturday is that day when the highest chance of accumulating snow will be. Read More »

Defense in trial of Pulse shooter's wife could rest today

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Evidence showed photos of a baby doll and a stroller. Prosecutors believe that while planning the shooting, Mateen asked Salman whether attacking a Disney site would have a bigger impact than attacking a nightclub. "I have just received authorization to disclose the following information about Seddique Mateen", her email said. Noor Salman is a mother, not a monster. Read More »

Attorney General and Piazza's family attorney react to Beta Theta Pi ruling

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Five of the 11 members were facing involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with Piazza's death. Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State sophomore and pledge at Beta Theta Pi, died on February 4, 2017 after he fell down the stairs during a pledge ceremony at the house on the night of February 2.Beta Theta Pi fraternity house at Penn State. Read More »

Easter celebration: FG declares Friday March 30, Monday April 2, public holidays

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You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. The church is located on Fox Creek Road. Christ the King Parish, 72 S. Main St., will have services at 3 and 7 p.m. Holy Saturday worship at 10 a.m. followed by a potluck and egg hunt. The church is located at 5610 US 127 South. The Maple Run Community Church , will be having a Sunrise Service on Sunday. Read More »

Johns Worboys, the Black Cab Rapist, Will Not Be Released From Prison

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She said she believes the 60-year-old serial sex attacker could have been prosecuted for the allegations she made against him and will continue her fight. Despite this, in November a year ago the Parole Board approved his release. In a statement, he said an "urgent overhaul" of the Parola Board's decision making process is needed regardless of the result. Read More »

Date set for Republic of Ireland's abortion referendum

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This clarification gives long-awaited certainty on the referendum date. The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution recognises the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother. 'I have set out a very detailed and ambitious and demanding timetable that we would facilitate a referendum by the end of May and I am pleased to say that is firmly on track, ' he said outside Government Buildings. Read More »

Kemerovo bids final farewell to fire tragedy victims

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Numerous victims were children who died in a locked movie theatre after making desperate calls for help. Wednesday was declared a day of mourning in Russian Federation, and thousands of people have been bringing flowers and toys to makeshift memorials across the country. Read More »

Senate Asks NRA to Hand Over Foreign Funding Records for Russia Investigation

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A US senator asked the National Rifle Association on Tuesday (March 27) to turn over detailed internal records about foreign money it received in the past three years and how it was spent, including whether any of it went toward influencing American elections, according to a copy of the letter delivered to the powerful gun group's top lawyer. Read More »

SARB cuts repo rate by 25 basis points

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Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication. "Since the previous meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the risks to the inflation outlook have subsided somewhat", it said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon (28 March). Read More »

Trump Aide Spoke During Campaign to Associate Tied to Russian Intelligence

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In February, Gates pleaded guilty to fraud and lying to investigators and agreed to work with the special counsel's investigation. Unique advice Robert Mueller has actually attached an ex-Trump project authorities to a Russian operative in the weeks preceeding the 2016 governmental political election, inning accordance with a brand-new record Tuesday evening. Read More »

Virginia Tech 'apologetic' after video of lacrosse team posted

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As spring football gets underway, get the latest updates on our VT Sports Zone app. Sung who is of Korea-descent continued, "There's nobody of any color that should say it". Virginia Tech's director of athletics, Whit Babcock , and women's lacrosse coaches Sung and Amanda Shimp did not immediately return Newsweek's requests for comment. Read More »