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North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed: Geologists North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed: Geologists
- April 26, 2018

President Donald Trump at a time and place yet to be determined. North Korea's mountain nuclear test site has collapsed - leading one researcher to suggest that is why Kim Jong Un shut it down and announced he would freeze missile testing , according to reports. (more...)
US DoJ probing Huawei for possible Iran sanctions violations US DoJ probing Huawei for possible Iran sanctions violations
- April 26, 2018

The Journal report gave no details about the investigation. The DOJ's actions follow a larger pattern of the USA increasingly cracking down on Chinese firms. ban on ZTE and slowing smartphone sales, with big firms such as Lenovo faring poorly on the markets. Both companies also have been under scrutiny by USA lawmakers over cybersecurity concerns. (more...)
Court Rules Monkey Does Not Have Copyrights Over Selfies — Monkey Business Court Rules Monkey Does Not Have Copyrights Over Selfies — Monkey Business
- April 25, 2018

The monkey, of course, did not start the fight. "T$3 he Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits", the three-judge panel in the 9th U.S. We feel compelled to note that PETA's deficiencies in this regard go far beyond its failure to plead a significant relationship with Naruto . Jeff Kerr, general counsel for Peta, said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. (more...)
Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson
- April 23, 2018

In 1913, Johnson , who was black, was convicted by an all-white jury with violating the Mann Act after transporting a white girl he was relationship throughout state strains for "immoral functions". Johnson served one 12 months in jail. He died in 1946 in an auto crash. Johnson's family sought out the first Black President in hopes that he would be the one to pardon Johnson posthumously and tried to submit the paper work for procession. (more...)
Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern USA history Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern USA history
- April 22, 2018

The US Supreme Court allowed the execution to proceed despite last-minute appeals from Moody's lawyers arguing that he should first serve his federal sentence and that transfer to the state was illegal. "He was a great judge, a great lawyer before that, and a great father", he said earlier as the execution loomed. The US Supreme Court issued a temporary stay for Moody around 6 p.m. (more...)
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to file nomination from Badami seat on April 23 Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to file nomination from Badami seat on April 23
- April 22, 2018

BJP has still not announced its candidate for Badami. "However, the" people of north Karnataka are pressurising the high command" that I should contest from north Karnataka too", he said. Siddaramaiah's reported wish to contest from two seats is said to have met with stiff opposition from veteran party leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Veerappa Moily after which it was chose to field Patil. (more...)
Assad ultimately to blame for missile attack on Syria Assad ultimately to blame for missile attack on Syria
- April 19, 2018

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the worldwide limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. (more...)
US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing
- April 19, 2018

Funeral arrangements were due to be announced soon for Barbara Bush , who was also survived by five of her children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her brother, Scott Pierce. Barbara Bush was not the Wellesley Class of 1990's first choice for commencement speaker. Mr Trump hailed her as an "advocate of the American family". (more...)
Beto O'Rourke To Bring Senate Campaign To Rio Grande Valley Beto O'Rourke To Bring Senate Campaign To Rio Grande Valley
- April 19, 2018

O'Rourke's campaign said it now has over $8 million on hand, narrowly behind Cruz's reported $8.2 million. O'Rourke drubbed Cruz by a 2-1 margin in fundraising in the first-quarter, collecting $6.7 million compared to $3.2 million for Cruz. (more...)
Russian hackers are attacking millions of vulnerable routers Russian hackers are attacking millions of vulnerable routers
- April 19, 2018

The primary targets of a wide-ranging cyber attack, according to the UK National Cyber Security Centre, are likely to be "government and private-sector organisations, critical infrastructure providers, and the internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors." "Once you own the router , you own the traffic traversing the router", chief Homeland Security cyber official Jeanette Manfra said , calling it a "fairly broad campaign" that is not targeting any sector in particular. (more...)
Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports
- April 18, 2018

Saks sold the chain to Bon-Ton in 2006. Bon-Ton spokeswoman Christine Hojnacki told the Cedar Rapids Gazette the "notices are just of potential closures" and that if stores were to close, a closure date has not been set. Money from the auction will be used to pay Bon-Ton's creditors. The Younkers brothers opened their first store - a general store in Keokuk - in 1862. (more...)
Nawaz, Maryam to depart for London as Kulsoom Nawaz hospitalised again Nawaz, Maryam to depart for London as Kulsoom Nawaz hospitalised again
- April 18, 2018

When the court asked the regulatory body why it had dismissed the petitions, Pemra's counsel Salman Akram Raja said the allegations against the government agency were baseless. The political future of Mr. Sharif, who leads the country's most powerful political family and his party (PML-N), has been hanging in the balance since then. (more...)
Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder
- April 18, 2018

The new charge is for the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who arrived in Canada from Sri Lanka in 2010. Investigators say he was identified after they released photographs of the man and appealed to the public for help. Bruce McArthur was originally arrested on January 18th. He would have been 37 years old at the time of his death, Idsinga said. "We have lots of searches left to do as the weather gets warmer", Idsinga said. (more...)
Man Suspected in Sunday Evening Armed Robbery Man Suspected in Sunday Evening Armed Robbery
- April 17, 2018

Norfolk Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to three armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery. Police said the robbery occurred around 8:30 p.m. Officers listening to police-band dispatches about the incident on their radios spotted the vehicle and began following it as it entered southbound Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road. (more...)
Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids
- April 17, 2018

US President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer has arrived at a Manhattan court for a hearing over documents seized as part of a federal investigation that could cast a harsh light on Trump's business and personal relationships. (more...)
Family of couple killed in crash before wedding files lawsuit Family of couple killed in crash before wedding files lawsuit
- April 15, 2018

Authorities have said that data from the vehicle's software suggested the crash was deliberate, though the California Highway Patrol has not concluded why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. Five hours before the crash welfare authorities in the Hart's hometown in Washington state tried to reach the couple and their six adoptees following "concerns that the children aren't being fed", according to what one of of the investigators told a 911 dispatcher ... (more...)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Grilled on Privacy by House Panel Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Grilled on Privacy by House Panel
- April 15, 2018

It's not something that you have property rights to and it can't be stolen. Once there, simply type " Cambridge Analytica " into the search bar at the top of the page, then click on the result that says "How can I tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?" "Individuals continue to have an interest in their information even after it's released and that interest equals control in a lot of cases". (more...)
Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal
- April 14, 2018

They also explored ways to develop a comprehensive mechanism to effectively stop illegal border crossings, preventhuman and drug trafficking across the border and fight against terrorist and criminal groups. "By posting tweets they are threatening each other". Turkey is a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of the United States but tensions with Washington have soared in the last months, particularly over Syria policy. (more...)
Yankees/Red Sox Rivalry Escalates Into Bench-Clearing Brawl Yankees/Red Sox Rivalry Escalates Into Bench-Clearing Brawl
- April 13, 2018

But if they do, you wear it and take your base. "The only thing I would had done different than Joe Kelly tonight", Martinez, now an analyst for MLB Network, wrote on Twitter , "is I would've hit Tyler Austin at his previous at bat". (more...)
Afghan District Governor Among Several Killed in Taliban Attack Afghan District Governor Among Several Killed in Taliban Attack
- April 13, 2018

Ordinary Afghans are increasingly in the crosshairs of militants, a United Nations report showed Thursday, with the number of civilians killed or wounded in attacks deliberately targeting them more than doubling in the first quarter. Fifteen security forces were killed. The attackers planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming and quickly took responsibility for the attack. (more...)
Senior Chinese diplomat, Senior Chinese diplomat, "large-scale" art troupe headed to North Korea: KCNA
- April 13, 2018

Song Tao, who serves as head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the art troupe will participate in the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival (ASFAF). "The move appears meant to strengthen cultural exchanges following the North-China summit", Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman at Seoul's unification ministry, told a press briefing. (more...)
Trump says Russian Federation ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller Trump says Russian Federation ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller
- April 13, 2018

However, US policymakers would have to seek to ensure that Russian personnel in Syria were not killed or injured in any such strike, Kwiatkowski pointed out. Velayati said he hoped the northern Idlib province, which is dominated by al-Qaida militants would be the next to fall to government forces. "The President indicated in a tweet that the bombs would be "smart" and the response a major one". (more...)
Comey: John Kelly called Trump Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me
- April 13, 2018

The details of the response effort were first reported by CNN . Further, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showed the hand that Republicans plan to play ahead of the release of Comey's memoir " A Higher Loyalty " next week and his accompanying media tour to promote it. (more...)
Democrats say no threats to Pruitt, urge oversight hearing on EPA spending Democrats say no threats to Pruitt, urge oversight hearing on EPA spending
- April 12, 2018

The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representative's oversight committee told Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday his agency has not provided requested documents about expensive air travel, including documents related to any threats that had been made on Pruitt. (more...)
Video captures girls jumping off balcony to escape fire Video captures girls jumping off balcony to escape fire
- April 11, 2018

Good Samaritan Tony Nehmi climbed to the roof of a building that was on fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, to rescue two girls who were trapped inside, he told ABC News. The fire broke out in a dance studio on Monday evening. "Oh my god, the girls was so scared, crying and screaming", said Nehmi. But others could not reach the ladder and started to drop to the ground, desperate to escape. (more...)
Yogi government installs saffron statue of Dr BR Ambedkar Yogi government installs saffron statue of Dr BR Ambedkar
- April 11, 2018

Ambedkar's statues anywhere in India depict him dressed in a blue-colour coat. Veeru Sonkar, state general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Khatik Samaj, said, "The saffron statue of the Dalit icon comes soon after the state government emphasised on "Ramji" as his middle name". (more...)
Hungary: Pro-refugee NGOs first targets of new parliament Hungary: Pro-refugee NGOs first targets of new parliament
- April 11, 2018

Images of the Hungarian-born Soros, 87, were plastered on billboards and Orban depicted opposition figures running in the election as "Soros candidates". "It is entirely clear.from the election result that Hungarians have decided that only they can decide with whom they want to live in Hungary , and the government will stick to this position". (more...)
Trump considering response to Syria attack Trump considering response to Syria attack
- April 10, 2018

An escalating war of words has broken out between Moscow and Washington over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising worldwide tensions amid calls for action at an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting. (more...)
Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Written Testimony For Congress Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Written Testimony For Congress
- April 10, 2018

When it learned in 2015 that Kogan had shared his data trove with Cambridge Analytica , Zuckerberg said , Facebook banned Kogan's app from the site and demanded that he and Cambridge Analytica certify that they had deleted the data. New Zealand's privacy commissioner, John Edwards, said he was urgently seeking further information from Facebook on how New Zealanders data was used by Cambridge Analytica, and is working closely with his counterparts in the US, UK Australia and Canada to ... (more...)
North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington
- April 10, 2018

The news was confirmed when North Korea has shown their willingness to discuss the issue. Trump had said he would meet with Kim by May. Trump later threatened to hold off on signing the renegotiated deal until after his summit with Kim, which was widely seen as a move to pressure Seoul to remain tough with Pyongyang. (more...)
Death toll rises to 15 in Canadian junior hockey team bus crash Death toll rises to 15 in Canadian junior hockey team bus crash
- April 09, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to the families affected by the accident through Twitter . Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said: "To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organisation, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan's hearts". (more...)
Fremont County Forecast: Chance for snow flurries Fremont County Forecast: Chance for snow flurries
- April 09, 2018

Little accumulation is expected. Snow overspreads the area Sunday afternoon, with the bulk of the accumulating snow coming Sunday night into Monday morning. This storm will have the potential to bring a mix of rain and snow early in the day, followed by some afternoon rain showers with highs in the lower to middle 40s. (more...)
After GST, PM Modi dispensation unveils GSD - Govt Sponsored Disruption, says TMC After GST, PM Modi dispensation unveils GSD - Govt Sponsored Disruption, says TMC
- April 08, 2018

On Friday, MP Ashok Dohre had written to the PM, claiming that following the April 2 violence in the state during the agitation against the "dilution" of the SC/ST Act, Dalits were being targeted. "The meeting with the Prime Minister only underscored that at the heart of our friendship with India are the values that we share: a commitment to freedom, democracy, and the rule of law", the Congressman said. (more...)
Lashkar denies, condemns killing of Hajin youth Lashkar denies, condemns killing of Hajin youth
- April 08, 2018

Abdul Gaffar successfully escaped the abduction despite being fired upon his belly. The police said that the headless body of the victim Manzoor Ahmed Butt was found lying in an apple orchard, a few kilometres away from his home in Hajin's Bonkhan Mohalla, on Friday morning. (more...)
Vatican Arrests Former DC-Based Diplomat on Child Pornography Charges Vatican Arrests Former DC-Based Diplomat on Child Pornography Charges
- April 08, 2018

It was not possible to reach Capella, who the Vatican said was being held in a cell in the Vatican's police barracks. A one-time top Vatican diplomat was locked up Saturday on allegations of downloading child pornography during a Christmas season visit to Canada, officials said. (more...)