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Damage to Syria's T-4 air base after deadly missile strike


US President Donald Trump had warned there would be a "big price to pay" for the attack, and had vowed with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to react strongly. As worldwide officials worked to try to confirm the chemical attack, Trump took the rare step of directly criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the incident. Read More »

GI man points machete at police


A Little Rock woman shot in an altercation with her ex-boyfriend is accused of stabbing his vehicle with a knife, police said. A subsequent investigation led officers to identify the man as Jason "Twin" Able-Lewis, 29, who has no known address, and found him hiding inside 504 W. Read More »

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she has been deported from US


Abdel-Magied wrote that within a few minutes of looking at her case, the border security person told her she was being sent back. She is now based in London. 'We are aware of reports that an Australian has been refused entry to the United States, ' it said in a statement. "We call on Customs and Border Patrol to admit her to the USA so that she can take her rightful place in the urgent global conversation to take place at the festival next week". Read More »

Pennsylvania school gives teachers baseball bats to confront shooters

Classes remain canceled today in Oklahoma's biggest school districts, for instance, as teachers walk out for a seventh day, according to The Associated Press. "The survey, which included only one question, asked whether or not parents approved of having an armed presence in schools who would act as "'first responder (s)' to an active shooter situation". Read More »

U.S. resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack vetoed by Russian Federation at UN


Donald Trump warned Russian Federation that U.S. missiles to Syria "will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" in a tweet Wednesday morning". Citing the OPCW's announcement that it will soon gather evidence on the ground, she said Washington sees the group as an "impartial body" able to collect evidence but that the US government also has its own mechanisms. Read More »

Donald Trump Can Fire Russia Prosecutor Robert Mueller, Says White House


Pointing to reports that Michael Cohen is actually being investigated for bank fraud, campaign finance violations, and money laundering, Andrew Cohen asserts that "the most important thing to say about what happened Monday is that it would not have happened-it could not have happened-unless a lot of smart lawyers and public officials at the Justice Department signed off on it". Read More »

Trump signs law aimed at curbing sex trafficking by weakening online protections


The law is meant to make it easier for state prosecutors and sex-trafficking victims to sue social media networks, advertisers and others that kept exploitative material on their platforms. "Those women and children that have been sold with impunity by Backpage for 15 years". Craigslist also removed its personal ads section shortly after the final vote. Read More »

Trump says US-Russia relations worse than ever, offers economic help


A war of words has broken out between Moscow and Washington over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, as calls grow for an worldwide response to the incident amid an urgent UN Security Council meeting. Syria, Iran and Russian Federation say Israel was behind an air strike on a Syrian air base on Monday that killed seven Iranian military personnel, something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied. Read More »

Michael Anton Steps Down as Trump's National Security Spokesman


In an announcement, White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders referred to as Anton "one of many smartest and most proficient people I've ever labored with - to not point out a tremendous chef". McMaster is being replaced by John Bolton , who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush. Bolton begins work on Monday. Read More »

Defiant Trump warns missiles 'will be coming' over Syria attack

The West was waging a "psychological war " after the defeat of rebels in eastern Ghouta, she added, pointing to what she called contradictory statements between different branches of the USA government. Syria's Bashar Assad has fled the presidential palace in fear of a US-led air attack. Russian military advisers are deployed at many Syrian government facilities. Read More »

High Wind and Fire Danger 4-11-18


Boaters and mariners are urged to use caution on the bays and offshore waters. Thursday will have partly to mostly cloudy skies during the mid to late morning before slowly clearing out for the rest of the day. We're starting off the morning with some showers in the northeast, but temps are mild and winds are light. Off the coast, a gale warning will be in effect from 3 p.m. Read More »

Strid Group LLC Takes Position in, Inc


Btc Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Store Cap Corp (STOR) by 124.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. In other news, VP Shelley Reynolds sold 544 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. Read More »

Trump warns Russian Federation to 'get ready' for USA strike on Syria


Mr Waqqaf said the US President's tweets will have a direct impact on Mrs May. Russia can no longer back away from a US-led challenge, particularly since involvement in the Syrian war has given Moscow the opportunity to reassert the traditional Soviet role as Damascus's protector and recoup Russian influence in the region. Read More »

Southern states demand reframing of ToR of 15th Finance Commission


Briefing presspersons about the deliberations of the conclave that discussed the impact of the present Terms of Reference, Kerala Finance Minister T.M. Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, in his address, said all states that performed their duty of bringing down the population in their respective jurisdictions, were set to lose out since the plan is to shift the base from 1971 to 2011 Census. Read More »

Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose - ACT


Ms Woods said the decision would not affect the 22 active offshore licences, which cover roughly 100,000 sqkm of ocean, with the last one to finish in 2030. "The initial money the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) committed to investigate establishing Taranaki as an internationally recognised leader in clean energy technology is an example of the collaboration needed between Government and the energy sector", he said. Read More »

UK Submarines Sent Within Missile Range of Syria for Strikes

It is not clear what support the United Kingdom will offer in response, but BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar says refuelling aircraft is a probable option . Trump changed his tone in another tweet that was posted some 40 minutes later, calling for a better relationship with Russian Federation. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: "Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting global terrorism on ... Read More »

Syria Calls US Threats To Attack It 'Reckless'


When a reporter asked him if Vladimir Putin shared responsibility for the attack, Trump responded, "He may, and if he does it's going to be very tough, very tough. Trump's spokeswoman dismissed this idea, and pointedly refused to acknowledge that concern about the risks of a direct confrontation with Russian Federation would hold the USA military back. Read More »

Tom Bossert steps down as White House homeland security adviser


Bush, said it's a "huge mistake" to push out Bossert, whom he called "a very smart and highly skilled national security leader who has been a beacon of principle, capability and discipline in an otherwise chaotic White House". Schadlow is expected to leave the White House on April 27 after helping to assist with the transition. "Together, we captured your vision for a strong and confident American and developed your America First National Security Strategy - which turned that vision into a ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles, drones from Yemen


The Houthis claimed attacks on Abha airport and Saudi Aramco, located in Jizan, via Al-Masirah, publishing an infographic of the "Qasef 1" drone. Saudi Aramco is building a 400,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Jizan, part of a new economic city on the Red Sea. Read More »

Arizona guard troops heading to Nogales


The state's program to combat transnational crime, which targets gangs, human traffickers and firearm and drug smugglers, is now staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 at the California-Mexico border, according to Brown's letter . Read More »

Arroyo elected to Boao Forum board


Today the forum is a major global platform for meetings among leaders of national governments, industrial, business, and academic circles in the world for promoting Asian development. China will not threaten anyone else, attempt to overturn the existing worldwide system, or seek spheres of influence, no matter how much progress it has made in development, Xi said. Read More »

Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with UK Labour head over anti-Semitic incidents


Israel's Labour Party said on Tuesday it had suspended relations with Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party, accusing him of sanctioning anti-Semitism and showing hostility towards Israeli policies. Cllr Potts wrote: 'Just to inform you that yesterday Cllr David Walls was suspended from the Labour party pending a national enquiry and he is barred from attending and Labour party meetings. Read More »

Ottawa Still Searching for Ways to Save Trans Mountain Pipeline


The total project cost was recently estimated at C$7.3 billion, and Kinder Morgan said it has already spent about $1.1 billion of that total. Rather than committing to Saskatchewan opening itself up to negotiations with potential talks between Alberta, Ottawa and Kinder Morgan about taking on ownership of the project, Moe pointed to the B.C. Read More »

Files undercut Pruitt's need for 1st-class travel


Tom Udall said the mounting allegations against Pruitt mean "it is time for his imperial tenure to end". Speaking at a Capitol news conference, Udall said Pruitt has "misused taxpayer dollars while enhancing his own personal perks", skirted enforcement responsibilities to let polluters off the hook and "subverted scientific processes in a manner we have never seen". Read More »