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McCloskey, GM who built Pistons' "Bad Boys" teams, has died

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McCloskey drafted Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars and traded for such Piston standouts as Vinnie Johnson, Bill Laimbeer , Rick Mahorn and Mark Aguirre., among others. In 2008, the Pistons honored McCloskey, affectionally nicknamed "Trader Jack", with a retirement celebration that saw his name added to the rafters of their stadium. Read More »

Canada exports to US hit record high

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The agency says exports rose by 1.8% to $47.7 billion, strengthened by a Canadian dollar that was trading between 73 and 75 cents USA for the month. Economists had expected a razor-thin deficit of $70 million, according to Thomson Reuters. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 75.7 per cent of all Canadian exports in April, soared by 5.4 per cent while imports grew by a more modest 1.1 per cent. Read More »

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

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Minister Riek said the "errors" led to vomiting and diarrhoea among the children leading to death within six hours of injection. The WHO and UNICEF investigators discovered that one syringe was used to vaccinate all the children over a period of four days. Read More »

Australia committed to Paris deal despite Trump's withdrawal: minister

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One of Trump's central stated reasons for pulling out of the Paris Accords was that it would allegedly export American jobs from the USA to foreign countries. A coal fire power plant in Brandenburg, Germany. Wind is now cheaper than coal in Colorado. Key points in the agreement include peaking greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieving a balance between sources of energy in the second half of this century. Read More »

After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

He, however, would not be able to cheer for either team India or Pakistan from the stands this time . "We lost obviously Brendon and some other vital players that were involved in the World Cup squad as well". Williamson showed touch play could be effective too when he swept off-spinner Travis Head for a four between two legside fielders. "I'm happy with my fitness and form, (I) really want to go in the middle and perform for Pakistan ". Read More »

Smoke from fire kills 36 in Philippine casino attack

On the stock market, shares of Philippine casino operators fell sharply as trading opened in Manila on Friday. In Quezon City, one of the municipalities in metro Manila, Police District Director Guillermo Eleazar ordered all 12 police stations in the city to set up checkpoints and to maximize police visibility. Read More »

Trump's climate decision a 'disappointment: Justin Trudeau

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China has just announced that it will cancel plans to build more than 100 coal-fired plants. Speaking to reporters on Thursday before Trump's decision was announced, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it. Read More »

Californians chime in on single-payer health insurance

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Brandy Wicklin, a San Diego mother of three, said she thinks it's worth the price. "It's becoming increasingly hard for California to address our three and a half million affordable housing unit shortage". California is the leading state in the nation for solar energy procurement, and has officially entered the "duck curve" phase, with its additional solar generation that has caused negative wholesale rates . Read More »

Trump pulls United States out of global climate change accord

Trump formally announced his plans to withdraw US support of the Paris climate agreement Thursday afternoon via a Facebook live stream from the White House Rose Garden. "You can't build a border wall- when it comes to carbon emissions or global temperatures or the oceans", said Obama back in December 2015. "The Prime Minister expressed her disappointment with the decision and stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the Paris Agreement". Read More »

Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate: Merkel

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European Council president Donald Tusk tweeted: "Please don't change the (political) climate for the worse". "Russian Federation attaches great significance to it", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. Merkel said she wanted European Union talks with China on an investment deal to make quick progress and that this would be a precondition to any free trade deal negotiations. Read More »

Thieves steal 30000 condoms from Vegas warehouse

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Security video shows a auto ramming into the warehouse door and two men taking a full load of merchandise - returning hours later to do the same thing. In a good-natured blog post about the thefts on its website, sex toy company Lelo had only one question after the break-ins: " What kind of party are these people having? Horniest and, oddly, most socially responsible". Read More »

Former President Obama on Paris Accord

Mark Deasy, a Mine Safety Appliances spokesman, said that MSA does not have a large carbon footprint as its work does not cause pollutants. Not everyone is upset by Trump's decision. He cited job losses and a lack of fairness in the Paris deal as key reasons to exit and try to re-enter the accord on different terms . Former Presiden Barack Obama during his final news conference. Read More »

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails Donald Trump as 'straightforward person'

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Putin also acknowledged that there may be Russian hackers "who consider themselves patriots" and decide to "make their contribution, as they see fit, to fight against those who speak ill of Russia ". Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called the similarity between Trump and Putin's earlier dismissal of the Russian cyberattacks "pathetic!" Poupard says the attack's simplicity "means that we can imagine that it was a person who did this alone". Read More »

Pittsburgh mayor tweets support for Paris Agreement, despite Trump comments

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President Emmanuel Macron of France repeated that belief in an English-language speech from the presidential palace, unprecedented from a French president in an address at home. Climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio. "Foreign leaders in Europe , Asia, and across the world should not have more to say with respect to the USA economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives", Trump went on to say. Read More »

USA decision an affront to investors, says ACSI

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And if we can, that s great. Come 2020, once it is out, the U.S. can not technically negotiate at all. Mr Brown joined governor Jay Inslee of Washington state and Andrew Cuomo of NY to form the US Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris deal, a pact involving almost 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. Read More »

French President Offers Jobs To Disappointed American Climate Scientists

France, along with Germany and Italy, plan to meet in the coming days to announce stronger climate measures. He called for the president to revise the pledge, end monetary contributions to the Green Climate Fund and use the country's position in the agreement to push for initiatives that would protect US manufacturing and fossil fuels . Read More »

Reynolds, Fisher collectibles up for auction, home for sale

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The real estate firm Williams & Williams Estates will be handling the property sale. This Biedermeier-style writing desk with faux drawer and cabinet front belonged to the late actress Carrie Fisher . Portions of the auction proceeds will benefit mental health charities. Fisher, who was best known as Princess Leia in Star Wars , died on December 27 after suffering cardiac arrest on a flight from London to LA at the age iof 60. Read More »

Withdrawal from Paris accord will spur interest in ESG, advisers say

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Trump was also pressured heavily by his foreign counterparts during last week's G7 meetings in Sicily to remain in the deal, though his advisers say he felt little obligation to concede to that point of view. Trump, however, argued the agreement had disadvantaged the U.S. Commitments are voluntary and there are no penalties for non-compliance. As the Trump administration has stepped back from America's traditional role of dominance on trade and development, China has filled the vacuum, ... Read More »

British PM May could lose majority

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When May called the snap June 8 election at the beginning of March, the Conservative Party led Labour by some 20 points in most opinion polls. Britain could be on course for a hung Parliament in nine days time, according to a new projection that suggested the Conservatives could fall 16 seats short of an overall majority. Read More »

Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as Finals open

The small forward , who leads the defending champion Cavaliers into the opening game of the NBA Finals Thursday night, was not at home. Green's dust up with LeBron James late in Game 4 resulted in a suspension that forced him to watch a potential game-clinching Game 5 at Oracle Arena from a luxury suite next door at the Oakland Coliseum. Read More »

Barack Obama hits out at Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

Trump has, in the past, denied climate change and at one point suggested that it was a hoax created by China to make USA manufacturing less competitive. Abandoning the pact was one of Trump's principal campaign pledges. Trump, however, argued the agreement had disadvantaged the U.S. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Elon Musk , the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has quit of two of President Trump's business advisory councils after the president announced he will pull the USA out of the historic Paris ... Read More »

Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back — WaPost

Trump's administration had initially proposed returning the compounds to the Russians in exchange for permission to resume construction on a US consulate in St. According to a Maryland deed in 1995, the former USSR transferred ownership of the Maryland property to the Russian Federation in 1995, for a payment of one dollar. Read More »

GOP Health Bill Pleases Most Republicans, But Not Many Other Americans

Twenty-four percent said they have no opinion. "He's enacted deregulation, he's restored America's standing as a leader in the world, but they need to see Congress act and do the things that we campaigned on". Many said their opinion was only somewhat favorable. We recently asked you to support our journalism. The results underscore the challenge facing the Senate when it returns to work next week and continues debating the House bill or crafting an alternative. Read More »

Indians' Kluber to start against Athletics on Thursday

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger has a 0-1 record with a 6.52 ERA in three appearances (one start) at Progressive Field this season. Corey Kluber struck out 10 over six innings in the Indians' 8-0 shutout of the Athletics on Thursday. Chad Pinder was the MVP for the A's on Wednesday, doing all of their damage offensively with a pair of homers and 3 RBIs while going a flawless 3 for 3 at the plate. Read More »

Ways Trump could dump Paris climate agreement

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World leaders pledged Thursday to keep up the fight against global warming and urged Donald Trump to be part of that effort, hours before the USA president was due to announce whether he would pull out of the Paris climate accord. society as a whole - the cities, the states, the companies, the businesses - to remain engaged with the Paris agreement", he added. Both were key to the 2015 Paris agreement, which was signed by 195 parties. Read More »

Unforgettable Moments From The Incredible Warriors Vs. Cavs Feud

Irving averaged a career-high 25.2 points per game in 2016-17 on 47.3 percent shooting, adding 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds. He may not be out there long if the Warriors decide they need more mobility against Thompson, who is almost averaging a double-double and shooting 60 percent while creating plenty of extra possessions with his offensive rebounding for the Cavaliers . Read More »

Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams added to Manchester concert

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Ticketmaster said in a statement: 'Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for One Love Manchester tickets we had on sale this morning - 140,000 fans were on the website and our call centre was buzzing. The 23-year-old United States singer will perform at the Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday. Twenty-two people died at the show. Proceeds go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was created for victims and their families by Manchester City Council in ... Read More »

Trump pulling out of climate deal

Trump has previously called climate change "a hoax" devised by the Chinese government in order to make U.S. manufacturing less competitive. Musk may now be discovering what nearly all his aides and advisors already know: Trump heeds the advice of few experts or advisors. Read More »

You Can Cut Hand-Washing Time in Half

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Antibacterial soap was no better than normal soap, researchers also found. The study took place over a six-month period. Researchers at Rutgers University looked at water temperature, along with things like using more or less soap, to see whether they affected how effective hand washing was. Read More »

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

PM Modi mentioned to Putin about his visit to the cemetery this morning where he paid homage to the victims of the World War II. The country got several loans a year ago worth $1.5 billion from worldwide financial institutions for rooftop solar power. Read More »

Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

The finals will be televised Thursday at 9 a.m. on ESPN2 and resuming at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN. An Arkansas 8th grader is competing today in the National Spelling Bee . The search engine compiled its 2017 list of each state's most commonly misspelled word based on data from throughout the year. The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee featured 291 contestants ranging in age from 6 to 15; they competed for a $40,000 first-place cash prize and the worldwide attention that comes ... Read More »

Undercover activist detained at Ivanka Trump shoe supplier

Calls to Huajian Group , the owner of the factory, went unanswered and staff at the factory where the three activists had gone undercover said they were not aware of the case. She said that police called her Tuesday to inform her that her husband had been arrested . Xi has overseen a tightening of controls on civil society since assuming power in 2012, with arrests that have drawn worldwide condemnation. Read More »