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Trump to pardon Scooter Libby, Bush official convicted of lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation


Speculation surrounding President Donald Trump's motive to pardon Scooter Libby this week continues, as the special counsel probe could put some of Trump's allies in the hot seat. Libby still had to pay a $250,000 fine and log 400 hours of community service. Since then, the Libby case has been criticized by conservatives, who argue he was the victim of an overly zealous and politically motivated prosecution by a special counsel. Read More »

Assad regime air defenses respond to missile attack over Homs


The apparent attack came days after the US, France and Britain conducted a coordinated missile attack against Syrian government targets. State-run television showed images of an intercepted missile and called the attack an "aggression". They added that several explosions were heard near the base. Syrian air defenses responded to a missile attack over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late Monday night, Syrian state television reported, APA reports quoting Reuters . Read More »

Northeast Ohio weather: Windy with snow showers


Temperatures will be on the rebound quickly - nearing 70° for Tuesday afternoon, mid 70s for Wednesday. We only make it into the low 40s for a high tomorrow. A few areas could see wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. Cooler temperatures will follow, with highs mainly mid-to-lower 50s the rest of the work week, and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Read More »

Tax Day 2018: Where you can cash in on freebies and deals


Get a free Cookies & Cream Cookie at participating locations on April 17. Perhaps, or you may just have an extra 48 hours to agonize. "Special rules may apply if you're in the military or live outside the U.S". No coupon is necessary. It's only right you be rewarded, and New York City establishments have your back. Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with the purchase of a full-priced medium or large sub, chips and drink. Read More »

Knight Riders slay Daredevils


Gambhir's stay was short lived as he was bowled by Shivam Mavi leaving Delhi's run chase in trouble. Thanks to Rana and Russell, Kolkata posted 200-8. Mavi then compounded the misery on them by sending the ever reliable Gambhir packing in the third leaving the Knight Riders reeling at 24/3. The visitors won the toss at Eden Gardens and put Kolkata Knight Riders to bat. Read More »

Why Neither Party Is Happy With Ex-FBI Director James Comey

According to the transcripts of Sunday's interview, Comey pointed to what he called Trump's "moral equivalence in Charlottesville ", how he treats women like "pieces of meat" and "lies constantly about matters big and small " to justify his determination that Trump is morally unfit to be president . Read More »

Kildare Chilling is listed as potential beef exporter to China


It has been three years since China formally lifted a ban on Irish beef exports imposed after the BSE crisis. All of the visiting Chinese delegates had the opportunity to visit Irish beef farms and processers, giving them a first-hand experience and insight into Irish food production. Read More »

Unnao Rape: Sengar's Woman Aide Sent to 4-day Police Custody


A senior CBI official said the MLA for Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district was taken from a house in Lucknow's Indira Nagar area to the agency's office in Hazratganj around 4am. Initially, police didn't take action on the victim's complaint. According to reports, the CBI has arrested the key suspect in the case. As the rape survivor has accused the MLA and his accomplices of raping her on multiple occasion in June, 2017, UP police failed to collect any scientific evidence in ... Read More »

Calcutta HC extends by a day stay on Bengal panchayat polls process


The Calcutta High Court has stayed the ongoing Panchayat election process in the state expressing displeasure over the decision of the State Election Commission to cancel its own order of extending the nomination process by a day. "The TMC was refusing because it knew that the order will not be in their favour". Panchayat poll in the state is significant as it is considered to be crucial for the General Elections, which will be held next in 2019. Read More »

Comey says Trump 'morally unfit' in ABC interview

Onto more entertaining details, Comey spoke freely about the so-called Steele dossier, which contained the allegation that the Russian government has video of Trump watching prostitutes pee on each other in a Moscow hotel room in 2013. Read More »

Top city law firm linked to Chebukati got IEBC tenders


The three commissioners said Monday that the vote to suspend CEO Ezra Chiloba was not done properly. Chiloba accused Chebukati of engaging in a witch-hunt and went to court to compel IEBC to reinstate him as the chief executive officer. In a statement seen by, Orengo demanded the disbandment of the entire commission since it has failed accountability, efficiency and accuracy tests as stipulated in the constitution. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association task force arrives to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco


That this why they have reached out to Dr Jordaan who was an important member of South Africa's World Cup bid delegation as well as the Local Organising Committee. The country was second to the USA for 1994, behind France for 1998 and just lost out to South Africa for the 2010 finals. In all those instances, though, the decision was made exclusively by FIFA's Executive Committee. Read More »

United States to announce more sanctions against Russian Federation


But on Monday, Lavrov told BBC: "I can guarantee that Russian Federation has not tampered with the site". Mr Uzumcu said the OPCW team was in the Syrian capital awaiting access. Russia and Iran called the use of force by the U.S. and its French and British allies a "military crime" and 'act of aggression.' The UN Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the aggression by the three Western allies. Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey calls President Trump 'morally unfit' for office


Among the more salacious topics during the interview focused on the infamous Steele dossier that was compiled by a former British spy and alleged that footage exists of Trump watching prostitutes urinating in a Moscow hotel suite. "But given what I know now, maybe it would've been better to give a more explicit- say, "Sir, I can't promise you loyalty". Trump called Comey an "untruthful slime ball " in a tweet and wrote that "it was my great honor to fire" him. Read More »

Gov't Accountability Office Says Pruitt's $43000 Phone Booth Was Illegal


Liz Bowman, an EPA spokeswoman, said the agency was "addressing GAO's concern, with regard to Congressional notification about this expense, and will be sending Congress the necessary information this week". The phone booth first attracted criticism from Democrats and spending watchdogs after The Washington Post reported on its construction last September. Read More »

Ed Richardson says Montgomery schools need to cut teachers jobs


They heard from 4,200 teachers. "Especially because we are their students and we want to show them that we love them". The education association wants to lower the retirement age to 65, limit contributions from current educators and ensure cost-of-living adjustments are built in. Read More »

Barbara Bush in 'great spirits' after declining treatment


Barbara Bush, one of the most popular members of her famous family, has chose to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life, a spokesman said on Sunday. Proceeds from the books benefited adult and family literacy programs. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. Read More »

China Reassures Caribbean Amid Trade Tensions With Us

China's commerce ministry said on Thursday trade negotiations with the United States would be impossible as Washington's attempts at dialogue were not honest, and vowed to retaliate if U.S. He said that from the perspective of Asia, China is facing the world on behalf of all of Asia and has reached a new height in this new era. Chinese private equity firms and insurers began investing in US senior housing companies in 2015, according to Real Capital Analytics. Read More »

So, Michael Cohen's Mystery Client Has Been Revealed


On Friday, US District Judge Kimba Wood demanded Cohen appear on Monday - creating a frenzy of reporters outside the courthouse in lower Manhattan. Sean Hannity attends a book launch in New York City on April 2, 2018. In making their requests , Trump and Cohen contend that the Justice Department policy is unfair and infringes on constitutional protections. Communications between lawyers and the people they represent are typically kept confidential under the doctrine of attorney-client ... Read More »

Charged: Garrett Klumb accused of sexually assaulting child under age 12


A 52-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, according to Harris County court records. From there, police would then be able to do a formal investigation, Smyth said. Police say the alleged victim suffered a cut below his eye and the two suspects, aged 18 and 17, both from Brandon, were later arrested. Several young people were arrested Saturday following separate reported cases of assault at a pair of foster homes and a shopping mall. Read More »

Macron weighing his response to 'red line' violation by Syria


Appearing live on French television BFM and online investigative site Mediapart, the 40-year-old leader said the US, Britain and France had "full global legitimacy to intervene" with the strikes, to enforce worldwide humanitarian law. "I ordered the French armed forces to intervene as part of an worldwide operation in coalition with the USA and the United Kingdom directed against the clandestine chemical arsenal of the Syrian regime". Read More »

US Warns of New Syrian Attack if Chemical Weapons Used Again


Assad, Putin, Rouhani and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah have accused the West of using the strikes to sabotage an global inquiry into the chemical weapons claims. We were not looking to kill people. -Russian relations are at a low point. Haley and other Western diplomats have accused Russian Federation of trying to protect the Assad government. Read More »

United Kingdom says May, Trump to work on response to Syrian chemical weapons


Mrs May is due to give a Commons statement this Monday before facing questions from MPs. Ministers agreed it was "highly likely" that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was behind the attack. Ministers "agreed the prime minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an worldwide response", May's office added. Read More »

Majority of Reading children get their first choice school


As a result, the fewest number of families ever will be allocated a school they did not name, with 390 children assigned a school by Kent County Council. It's not uncommon for a child to get a place on the first day of term. You'll find the deadline for making appeals from your local authority's website in the schools and education section. Read More »

Roth Capital Downgrades RSP Permian (RSPP) to Neutral

Tide Point Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Rsp Permian Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.52 billion market cap company. RSP Permian, Inc . has volume of 1.64 million shares. (NYSE: RSPP ) or 25,000 shares. Prelude Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.05% in RSP Permian, Inc . (NYSE: RSPP ) for 9,124 shares. Read More »