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China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump


This experience has made me familiar with the North Koreans' views on safeguarding their country's security. Hours later, Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said the USA would call on North Korea "to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its worldwide obligations and commitments and return to serious talks". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Restores Perks for Military, Civil Servants


Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. He has been an adviser at the Saudi Embassy in Washington since late previous year. King Salman dispatched his most powerful son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also defense minister, to meet Trump at the White House last month. Read More »

Fans Commemorate One-Year Anniversary Of Prince's Death With Paisley Park Concert


Paisley Park, which has since become a museum, and First Avenue are also hosting events to honor Prince's legacy. The Minnesota History Center in St. The estate's lawsuit says Boxill signed a confidentiality agreement that the recordings would remain Prince's property. Prince's best-selling songs past year include " Purple Rain ", with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette", "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss". Read More »

Watch Pearl Jam's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last month, it was confirmed that Snoop Dogg will induct his late friend and partner in rhyme 2Pac. "They'd recognize injustice and stand up to it", he said. "I've been gone a long time but you've never not been in my heart". The most daring statement of the night might have been when Joan Baez, the sole woman among the inductees, made a reference to United States President Donald Trump. Read More »

April the giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation


The park operators have chose to have periodic viewing times, which will be announced on Facebook this week. Still, some YouTube followers have griped about some of the park's approach to the animal's birth, such as the $5 charge to sign up for giraffe news text alerts and $1 to vote for a baby name that will be announced May 1. Read More »

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's bid to reschedule speech

However, a leader of the college Republican group that originally invited Coulter said the university was placing strict conditions on the event, and he said his group meant to reject the new terms. But Coulter appeared to balk at the new date and venue, saying in a tweet that the school was imposing new restrictions on the event. She later instructed the College Republicans to "spare no expense" for her speech. Read More »

Callum Turner to play Newt Scamander's brother in Fantastic Beasts 2


Newt Scamander's brother will reportedly make an appearance in the next Fantastic Beasts movie. David Yates is returning to direct with a script from Harry Potter mastermind J.K. The first Fantastic Beasts movie - which kicked off a five-film spinoff series - grossed $813 million at the box office in 2016. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen are serving as executive producers. Read More »

J.Lo and A-Rod Are in Love in Miami


On Tuesday, Lopez posted a photo to Instagram of Rodriguez's daughter giving her daughter a piggyback ride, and, you guys, the picture is nearly too cute for words. Also pictured inside: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez looking stylish as they make their way into an airport later that same day. The singer, actress, and dancer donned a see-through jumpsuit on Friday night. Read More »

Keitany breaks women's world marathon record


Radcliffe still holds the overall record of 2:15.25, which she set in a mixed gender race at the London Marathon in 2003 when she used male runners to help set the pace. Weir had said this race would his last, concluding a storied career that has seen the 37-year old win six Paralympic and six world titles. "That's the best ever, there have been some really hard moments for me in the last five months and it just means so much", said Weir, who won his first marathon in 2002 and his last in ... Read More »

N Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US


An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will "wipe out" the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region. China is North Korea's sole major ally but has been angered by its nuclear and missile programmes and is frustrated by Pyongyang's belligerence. This indicated that North Korea was developing technologies to "cold-launch" ICBMs, ejecting them from the launch tubes before ... Read More »

So We Might Not Be Getting More Prince Music After All


On this day past year, Prince's sudden death shocked the world. Several landmarks, including the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis , will be bathed in purple lights. After a new Prince album called " Deliverance " was announced, featuring "undiscovered Prince recordings", a USA district judge in Minnesota granted a temporary restraining order to Prince's estate Wednesday night against the planned release of music. Read More »

Defense to plead for leniency in death ex-New Orleans Saint

That's far less than the maximum. Judge Camille Buras called it a "profoundly sad and tragic" case in sentencing shooter Cardell Hayes on Thursday in the death of one of New Orleans' sports heroes. According to the Associated Press, Hayes said he was acting in self-defense, and that Smith had pointed a gun at him. Hayes' mother, Dawn Mumphrey, also testified, wailing and shaking as she pleaded for mercy and forgiveness. Read More »

Motoring groups welcome tougher punishments for speeding offences


Motoring groups have welcomed tougher new punishments for the most serious speeding offences. Ahead of the rule change, Green Flag asked 1,385 drivers their views on the change and the current speed limit. "It is only those who deliberately drive dangerously who will end up in court". Until now the maximum fine for speeding has been £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences, while the minimum penalty for speeding in the United Kingdom has been £100 fine and three penalty points. Read More »

'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56


Her fellow actors remembered Moran as a talented actress and caring woman. Moran was 13 when she was cast as Ron Howard's younger sister in Happy Days . Don Most, who played class clown Ralph Malph on Happy Days , told PEOPLE in a statement, "I am so incredibly sad to hear about Erin". We send our heartfelt condolences to Erin Moran's friends, family and fans during this time. Read More »

Raptors Claw Back Into Series

Milwaukee will be a tough out. "That's one thing about the playoffs, teams are gonna game plan for me and DeMar", Lowry told reporters . Many viewed this opening-round matchup as dog's breakfast. The Toronto Raptors are now in the midst of almost 72 hours off between Saturday's 97-83 defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks and Tuesday's opportunity to avenge it. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen lead first round of French presidential election


With Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union, and Macron wanting even closer cooperation between the bloc's 28 nations, Sunday's outcome after a wildly unpredictable and tense campaign meant the runoff will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the chest protector and mask during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory over Minnesota. NOTES: Minnesota recalled 1B Kennys Vargas and LHP Buddy Boshers before the game. Will the Tigers make it two straight in Minnesota when they visit the Twins at 2:10PM ET? In the sixth inning, Michael Tonkin got Nicholas Castellanos swinging to end the inning, but Jason Castro let the ball get by him ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City will improve next season'


But Wenger was delighted with the way his star kept plugging away until he delivered the killer blow. Arsenal tried and failed to appeal for a penalty just before half-time when Jesus Navas gave Alexis Sanchez's shirt a tug in the box. Arsenal have faced intense criticism to get a campaign which has seen them crash from the Champions League in the last-16 sage and sit seventh in the Premier League with under a month of the season to play. Read More »

Amber Heard and Elon Musk become Insta


Ms. Taking to Instagram, she uploaded a picture of herself draped over billionaire boyfriend, Elon Musk , who she has been linked to since the start of the year. Rumors of a Musk/Heard romance began buzzing last summer after they were spotted together in Miami and in London. She would love to get married. Two of Elon's 6 sons came along, so Amber had the added pressure of being dad's cool gf. Read More »

If You Respect Your Barista, Don't Order The Unicorn Frappuccino


Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino has to be one of the most Instagrammable drinks ever . The original video has now been deleted, but Burson appeared to re-post the video on Thursday. Burson told The Associated Press that he didn't think his rant would get this much publicity and he didn't intend to "downgrade" the drink. Hang in there, Burson! One of the biggest statements of the season is the rainbow unicorn craze, appearing everywhere from clothes to hair to food and making an ... Read More »

David Letterman to induct Pearl Jam into Rock Hall of Fame


Among the highlights: T.I. and Alicia Keys united to perform a medley of Tupac's hits while Snoop Dogg recalled fond memories of his former Death Row Records labelmate in a touching speech . Apparently, Snoop also shared a amusing story about going parasailing with Pac that we will just need to wait and hear about when HBO airs the ceremony on April 29. Read More »

Democrat Just Misses Stunning Victory in Georgia House Race

Republican Karen Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state who has allied herself with President Trump and is viewed as an establishment-friendly Republican. "Glad to be of help!" he tweeted. Networks aired the speech from the 30-year-old Jon Ossoff to his supporters on Tuesday evening, where he acknowledged what CNN would confirm later - he was not going to reach the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off election. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday

In April, The New York Times reported that five women were paid a collective $13 million by O'Reilly and Fox News for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he harassed them. When Colbert struck out on his own from Jon Stewart's iteration of The Daily Show , he made an nearly decade-long career out of mocking O'Reilly on his own Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report . Read More »

Iniesta: Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Barcelona


Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen 8, Sergi Roberto 6, Gerard Pique 7, Samuel Umtiti 7, Jordi Alba 7, Ivan Rakitic 8, Sergio Busquets 6, Andries Iniesta 7, Lionel Messi 9, Luis Suarez 6, Paco Alcacer 6. The youngster set up Ronaldo in the second period but the Portugal worldwide blasted over from close range. The hosts were dealt a blow just before the break as Gareth Bale was forced off with an injury. Read More »

Can the Bruins top the Senators in Game 4? NHL Predictions 4/19/17

Methot described the plane ride to Boston following Saturday's win - a come-from-behind 4-3 overtime thriller that evened the best-of-seven series at a game apiece - as "pretty calm". And that's been an issue for the Senators in this series . But one would expect now is the time to start forcing other Senators players, and more specifically their D-men, to beat you. Read More »

Rihanna courts controversy with Queen Elizabeth mashup photos on Instagram


Some of Rihanna's 52.4 million followers on the site saw the amusing side, with several declaring she was a queen herself. The posts come just five months after the Barbadian singer joined forces with the Queen's grandson Prince Harry in Barbados to both take HIV tests for World AIDS Day as part of his tour of the island last November. Read More »

William and Harry tell Kate: 'We haven't talked enough about losing mother'

William, Kate and Harry said they hope this year will be the year of the "mental health marathon", with blue headbands likely to be worn by many competitors in support of Heads Together . Prince William , who is a father of two was shown smashing down the dance floor with the "90s hip-hop classic entitled "I Got 5 on It". The royal party met some of their campaign's supporters after arriving casually dressed on Blackheath common, in south-east London, the venue for the start of the marathon. Read More »

Mel B Sued by Nanny for Defamation


Lorraine also included information that she engaged in three-way sex sessions with Brown and Belafonte. TMZ has learned the lawsuit centers on declarations Mel B filed in which she claims Belafonte and Lorraine Gilles told her they had an affair and that Lorraine was pregnant with his child . Read More »

Priyanka Chopra to star in Kalpana Chawla biopic?


Last year, Viacom 18 had announced that it would make an astronaut biopic but did not reveal the name of the personality. The report suggests that Priyanka's team has been involved with the project for over a year now. "A new production banner will back the project". Mishra also revealed that she was a part of a TV channel earlier and quit the field to pursue filmmaking. Read More »

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

The cause of Moran's death is unknown, pending autopsy results. Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz in the series, also shared condolences on Twitter. too soon". First responders determined that the woman, identified as Moran, had deceased, PEOPLE has confirmed (the news was first reported by TMZ ). Read More »

Huge security presence in Monaco ahead of Dortmund Champions League game


The France worldwide then took his reputation to new heights at Signal Iduna Park where he scored either side of half-time to secure a 3-2 victory before scoring again at the Stade Louis II . Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel told SkyTV before kickoff: "We didn't know what was going on". Monaco needed just three minutes to take the lead on the night and extend their aggregate advantage as Mbappe forced home the rebound after Benjamin Mendy's initial effort was parried by Dortmund goalkeeper ... Read More »

Desperate Pedroia to Machado: I didn't order the headshot


When Machado batted in the sixth inning, Eduardo Rodriguez threw three pitches near Machado's knees. The ball hit Machado and rolled foul, and plate umpire Andy Fletcher tossed Barnes ( see full recap ). Overall, if you go back and look at the play Machado didn't look like he had any intent to injure Pedroia. "That's a mishandled situation". He just made a bad slide and did hurt me. Read More »

Nokia 3310: launch date in India, availability, price and more


The initial response for the Nokia 6 smartphone in China has been phenomenal, and the company is determined to get a similar treatment for the rest of its phones, including the 3310. Nokia which is owned by Finnish firm HMD Global has brought the brand back from the dead. It has a 2MP rear camera. To attract older fans and legions of new ones, a more modernised version of the classic "Snake" game will also ship with the device. Read More »