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During border visit, AG Sessions outlines immigration plan

The remarks came after Sessions spoke in Arizona, telling the audience that America was entering the "Trump era", and that illegal immigrants should "be forewarned". U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officers at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis Missouri, U.S. March 31, 2017. Read More »

Air strike kills 18 in Syria's Idlib province, says Observatory


The last person to serve as US ambassador to Syria predicts that Syrian President Bashar Assad will try to use chemical weapons again despite the USA military strike against last week. The Syrian government has denied any responsibility. Tillerson has called for Assad's removal, but said Islamic State is the focus for now. Immediately after, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States would soon announce new sanctions on the Assad regime to deter countries and companies from ... Read More »

Hijacked ship with Filipino crew rescued


The Tuvalu-flagged bulk carrier OS 35, was travelling from Kelang in Malaysia to the Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday when it came under attack. The 19-strong Filipino crew had locked themselves in a strong room on board, as per standard operating procedure for responding to a piracy incident. Read More »

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal


Aspen Skiing Co. operates resorts in the Aspen region. For the second time in less than two months, a Vermont ski resort is being acquired by a buyer from out west. business model. "A new ownership structure brings new opportunities for Stratton, its employees, and local businesses in the area". Intrawest has been paring down its resort holdings since selling California's Mammoth Mountain in 2005. Read More »

Man who killed wife at California school called her 'angel'

Shot dead was 8 year old boy, Jonathan Martinez who at the time of the shooting was standing near the teacher. The gunman has been identified by police as Sedrick Anderson , 53, of San Bernardino and his wife as Karen Elaine Smith. Sykes said her daughter was a dedicated teacher who took up the profession about 10 years ago after her four children grew up. "We are very, very active with both Lomita sheriff's and Palos Verdes Estates police and meet regularly", he said. Read More »

Children rights activist, Malala conferred with highest UN honour


The secretary-general, once an assistant professor of physics, spoke with emotion when he told several hundred people at the ceremony: "Can you imagine what it is for a frustrated professor to be facing the most famous student in the world?" Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Read More »

AL Supreme Court: Bentley impeachment hearings can proceed Monday

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley walks to the podium before a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. The special counsel in an impeachment probe of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is moving forward with the release of an investigatory report. Griffin was initially appointed to the bench by Bentley before being elected. Read More »

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified


President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause in their walk after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach , Fla. However, the prepared to make a move if necessary. Tensions have been even higher than usual over the past few weeks because annual war games between the US and South Korean militaries are underway. Read More »

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded


Another trainer at the fitness center told one of his members the shooting involved a disgruntled former employee. Benedicte, the woman at the gym, described the shooter as a tall, muscular African-American man. "There was a dance class of 40 people if he wanted to do that". Witnesses at the nearby Soul Cycle heard several gunshots. "They said run, and I ran", said the woman, who declined to identify herself to an AP reporter. Read More »

White House denies it sought to prevent Yates' testimony


The report in the Washington Post is 100 percent false". If you're thinking that Cohen-Watnick's name in this pairing redeems Nunes' statement that he had gathered his secret info from an intelligence official, note that Cohen-Watnick is in his position under very unusual circumstances . Read More »

Flood-like situation in J&K with non-stop rain, snowfall


The chief minister asked the divisional administration to gear up to meet any eventuality in view of the inclement weather, an official spokesman told PTI. Authorities have ordered closure of schools and college across the region for three days in wake of heavy rains. She specifically directed patrolling of spots which had breached during the floods of 2014. Read More »

Daily recess wins approval in Senate but faces fight in House


Bill Galvano, would allow slot machines at dog and horse tracks in eight counties outside of South Florida. This contentious issue has been disputed between the Seminoles and the state since 2015. But the negotiation for the passage of a gambling bill in Florida is easier said than done amid heavy lobbying effort from those in the gambling industry. Read More »

Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

Both stories are important, but which should Americans be most concerned about? En fin, the crucial unmasking - Who is that masked man in the White House? - is yet to come. She should be asked, 'Did you talk to the president about it? "The notion, which some people are trying to suggest, that by asking for the identity of an American person, that is the same as leaking it, is completely false". Read More »

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile

Trump considers the Florida resort his southern White House and has already spent a several weekends there during his 10-week presidency. "We have a relationship with the Chinese that is based on cooperation and candour". "Xi probably can't accommodate Trump on sovereignty and security issues, but he has a lot of leeway on economics", said Robert Sutter, a China expert at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read More »

College Student Dies After Choking At Charity Pancake-Eating Competition


A social work major at the Fairfield , Connecticut-based institution, Nelson went into convulsions Thursday night during the flapjack contest, which was held as part of a Greek Life charity dinner. "My heart is broken for Caitlin's family", Paul Nunziato, president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, told the New York Daily News . Read More »

Boeing Confirms Signing $3Bln Agreement Memorandum With Iranian Airline


Trump's stridently anti-Iran attitude has cast a cloud of caution over the business environment generally. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control will monitor the Iran Aseman Airlines transaction with the U.S. An order from an Iran-based carrier is certainly problematic. If Aseman Airlines opts for all the extra aircraft, the value of the deal could balloon to almost $6 billion, and deliveries to Iran could begin in 2019, a Boeing representative said. Read More »

Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh takes oath as cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh


Unhappy over being dropped from cabinet, senior leader B. Gopalakrishna Reddy resigned from the state assembly while another legislator Chintamaneni Prabhakar, who didn't find place in the ministry expansion, announced his resignation. Five incumbent ministers were dropped in the maiden reorganisation of the state Council of Ministers since the government was formed on June 8, 2014. Read More »

Two killed in flooding as Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in Australia


The Logan river was nearing a peak of 10.3m at Waterford on Saturday night after reaching more than 15m at Beaudesert on Friday. Energy company Exergen reported than 23,000 properties in south-east Queensland remain without power, while more than 160,000 properties were blacked out at the height of the wild weather. Read More »

Baffert hoping Arrogate gives him 3rd Dubai World Cup win


If he wins the Arkansas Derby he'll be a top two or three pick for Kentucky. But first place for Arrogate on Saturday will brook no argument. Runner-up to California Chrome past year, he was campaigned in America thereafter and while he failed to win, he ran several good races. Read More »

Trump grants US military more authority to attack

Those rules, known as the Presidential Policy Guidance, required high-level, interagency vetting of proposed strikes. Somalia's crisis deepened with the rise of Al-Qaeda offshoot Al-Shabab, prompting a renewed USA military intervention through special operations units and drone strikes . Read More »

Lebanese PM urges world help to cope with refugee influx

The latest wave of displacement took place on Thursday when hundreds of civilians fled areas in north-eastern Syria where US -backed fighters are pushing to drive the Islamic State militants from a key stronghold, a monitoring group reported. Read More »

United Kingdom police still think Westminster attacker acted alone

A police officer places flowers and a photo of Pc Keith Palmer on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in London , after seven people were arrested in raids in London , Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack. The chances of figuring out Masood's are now slim, according to Basu. Two people are now in a critical condition - one with life-threatening injuries. Read More »

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

On Tuesday, new reports cast further suspicion on Nunes' impartiality and prompted one Republican representative to call for Nunes to recuse himself. Nunes also fielded questions about Tuesday's cancellation of an open House hearing that was supposed to feature testimony from former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about matters related to the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

India, Malaysia sign 7 pacts


Modi and Razak held a one-on-one meeting ahead of the delegation-level talks. He said the Malaysia-India relationship was further strengthened by bilateral and multilateral agreements such as the Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (MICECA) and the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA). Read More »