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US Issues Travel Warning For Popular Mexican Tourist City

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The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City posted the notice on its website Wednesday for the popular coastal spot near Cancun and Cozumel on the Caribbean. The embassy said that it had received word of a "security threat" Wednesday but did not expound on the warning. Read More »

SLO County school districts prepare for student walkouts to protest gun violence

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More than 800 miles separate Parkland, Florida and Lynchburg, Virginia, but you didn't have to look hard to see the ties in Tuesday night's school board meeting: stickers for Stoneman Douglas, signs made, and a student speaking up. "We also recognize that some students may not want to participate in a walkout and would prefer to stay in class". Students from MCSD's middle and high schools will select delegates to participate in the video conference with local legislators on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Paul Manafort Denies US Fraud Charges, This Time in Virginia

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On February 28 Manafort, 68, also pleaded not guilty in a Washington court to charges of money laundering, illegal lobbying and lying, setting up the first trial to result from Mueller's investigation. In the DC charges alone, Manafort faces a likely sentence of more than 15 years to nearly 20 years in prison if found guilty. A trial date of July 10 has been set, four months earlier than the defence had wanted. Read More »

Karnataka adopts official state flag

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The new state flag of Karnataka comprises of red, white and yellow colour and has a white space in middle having the state emblem "Ganda Bherunda", representing a two-headed mythical bird. "A long cherished dream is coming true". He said the BJP had no objection to the state flag and even its design. According to Chandan Gowda, professor of sociology at the Azim Premji University, the inclusion of Karnataka's state emblem, which includes the Indian state's emblem of four lions found on the ... Read More »

Foreign secretary in United States to meet Trump administration officials

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She had urged the government of Pakistan to address the continuing presence of the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups within its territory, and reiterated the worldwide communitys long-standing concern about ongoing deficiencies in Pakistans implementation of its anti-money laundering/ counter-terrorism finance regime, the USA embassy here had said in a statement. Read More »

Should You Hold Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN)

About 6.75 million shares traded or 5.13% up from the average. It has underperformed by 3.46% the S&P500. The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 3.2%. Jefferies maintained Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) rating on Wednesday, December 20. New England Research & Management Inc increased Maxlinear Inc. Read More »

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

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For days, Canadian officials could not get a clear answer from the White House on whether the levies would apply to Canada . They erased most losses as White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a media briefing that the impending hefty USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could exclude Canada, Mexico and a clutch of other countries. Read More »

China's trade surplus with the USA remains elevated

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Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Malmström stated: "A trade war has no winners and if it does not happen for the better, then we can work with our American friends and other allies on the core issue of this problem, overcapacity. Trade experts have said the stakes are high for New Zealand, with broader risks to exporters than just the direct impact on sales of steel and aluminium to the US. Read More »

Tillerson Slams Chinese Financial Practices in Africa

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Speaking Tuesday before leaving for Africa, Tillerson said the United States is "eager" to lower barriers to trade and investment on the continent, whose largest trading partner by far is China . Trump's controversial comments. The complex was fully funded and built by China and is seen as a symbol of Beijing's thrust for influence and access to the continent's natural resources. Read More »

President Trump: 'We'll See What Happens' on North & South Korea Nuke Talks

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Kim also agreed to meet with South Korea's president at a tense border village in late April, presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong said after talks with Kim in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. Gregory Elich: It is very early yet and, at this point in time, we don't have a lot of information about the details of the dialogue between the South and North Korean delegations. Read More »

Gary Neville slams "useless fool" Boris Johnson over World Cup comments

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The issue arose when the two were found to have been exposed to an unknown substance many are saying is proof of a Cold-War-style-poisoning. British Foreign secretary, Boris Johnson raised alarm bells in the House of Commons yesterday when he appeared to suggest that the England team could boycott this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Conrad Sangma takes over as Meghalaya's new CM

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Polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly was held on February 27. This was after the NPP formed an alliance with BJP and three other regional parties. "After the swearing-in, Sangma said that the new government will work to take the state forward". "Mandate was actually given to Congress", said Congress working president in Meghalaya Vincent Pala. Read More »

Anthony Davis sprains left ankle, but X-rays negative

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I think it is just going to be that way for the remaining 20 games, 18 games, whatever most of the teams have left. It's possible the Pelicans will have to go for No. Buddy Hield led the Kings (20-45) with 20 points. Holiday scored eight points in a row, including back-to-back 3-pointers. The Pelicans (37-26) had a 12-3 run over the final 1:16 to pull out the win. Read More »

New York Assembly passes 5 gun control bills

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But there's no indication the measures will gain passage in the Republican-led Senate, which, a day earlier, passed a series of school security measures that excluded gun controls. "You want our law enforcement officials in the LOB (Legislative Office Building) and the Capitol to protect you, but don't put them in the schools". "I'm happy to hear that and when these things happen sometimes it shocks the system", Heastie said. Read More »

Supreme Court Restores Hadiya's Marriage, Sets Aside Kerala HC Order

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The Kerala High Court annulled the marriage of Hadiya with Jahan on May past year after her father Ashokan K.M of Vaikom filed habeas corpus petition. On January 25 past year, the Kerala High Court dismissed the writ petition filed by her father holding that her religious conversion was voluntary. Read More »

Achyuta, Prashant and Soumya; 3 BJD Nominees For RS Poll

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The joining of Mr. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Mr. Samanta in the BJD assumes significance as it comes close on the heels of suspension of Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the primary membership of the party. His elder brother Niranjan Patnaik is a senior Congress leader. "BJD lives in the hearts of the people of the state and our people are peace loving and have rejected the politics of hatred and violence", Naveen had said soon after winning the by-election. Read More »

Populist surge prompts Italy political deadlock

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With the vote count well advanced and full results due later on Monday, it looked nearly certain that none of the three main factions would be able to govern alone, and President Sergio Mattarella is not expected to open formal coalition talks until early April. Read More »

Under scrutiny at home, Netanyahu cheered at U.S. pro-Israel lobby

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We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, in good over evil, in liberty over tyranny. " President Trump has made it clear that his administration will not accept Iran's aggression in the region". "I want a solution where they have all the powers they need to govern themselves but none of the powers that would threaten us", Netanyahu said in a speech at the Economic Club of Washington , D.C., according to a statement issued by his office. Read More »

Sam Nunberg is not 'scandal porn' - he's newsworthy

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Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday", Nunberg told the newspaper. You've probably already heard about former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg's odd odyssey through the talk show circuit Monday, in which he said he was going to ignore Robert Mueller's subpoena . Read More »

Slain Salvadoran archbishop Romero to be made a saint: Pope

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The Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday that Pope Francis had given final approval to several sainthoods, including for Romero, and the late Pope Paul VI , who reigned from 1963 to 1978, Reuters reported. "They did the cesarean and were waiting for her to die", because all the tests indicated she wouldn't survive. Romero, murdered in 1980, was beatified in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central America , in front of 200,000 worshippers. Read More »

Women in India earn 20% less than men:Monster Salary Index

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NEU highlighted government statistics showing the pay differential between men and women in the profession. However, 40% women felt men were allies in gender equality only in private as they feared being judged by male peers or simply didn't know what to do about such issues. Read More »

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM, takes oath outside Raj Bhavan

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Nagaland will get its new chief minister on Thursday when Nationalist Democratic People's Party's Neiphiu Rio will take the oath in Kohima , along with the council of ministers in full public view. In the letter, Governor also stated that he had received letters of support in favor of Rio from legislators of BJP, JD (U) and an Independent MLA besides NDPP legislators. Read More »

Storm moves up East Coast dumping snow, knocking out power

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The nor'easter closed schools and government offices , grounded thousands of flights and raised fears of another round of fallen trees and electrical outages as it made its way up the East Coast. The clean-up from Friday's storm continues and as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 10,115 Sussex County customers of Jersey Central Power and Light and 5,811 of the utility's Warren County customers remained without power. Read More »

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

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Erica and her husband Jason have a baby girl who, though is far from walking into her first school, the two are still anxious about her safety. There are also funds for a $1.3m memorial to those lost in the shooting. The House also was fractured, with numerous 41 Democrats saying they couldn't support the measure because it failed to ban military-style weapons or high-capacity magazines, and potentially puts guns in the hands of teachers at schools. Read More »

$2bn Bank Fraud Case Rocks Indian Parliament

ICICI Bank is believed to have extended a loan of Rs 1,000 crore and Axis Bank Rs 700 crore past year to Choksi's Gitanjali Gems . According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the government-run PNB official Gokulnath Shetty would return these documents to top company officials after issuing the letters that enabled Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi's companies to get credit overseas. Read More »

Trump Down 8 Points to Generic Democrat for 2020

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Senate, won by incumbent Ted Cruz . In other statewide offices, Abbott easily won the Republican nomination for a second term and so did Lt. Gov. Rep. Pete Sessions. In Washington , though, there's a hint of worry about what kinds of candidates can win in Republican-leaning areas Democrats may need to regain majorities on Capitol Hill and dent GOP advantages in some statehouses. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur Crash Out Of Champions League As Juventus Progress

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Two minutes later Tottenham's defence was caught square and Dybala was played through on goal, calmly advancing before curling past Lloris to send the 4,000 travelling fans wild. "They (Basel) deserved to win and we're not happy with that". The most recent one came in a dramatic fashion against Lazio with Paulo Dybala netting in the 93rd minute of the game. Read More »

Syrian troops hold over half of eastern Ghouta

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The UN Security Council called yesterday for the implementation of a February 24 resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria and it voiced concern about the country's humanitarian plight. A reporter contributing to AFP saw the trucks on Thursday parked on the edges of Eastern Ghouta, at the government-controlled Wafideen checkpoint. Over 800 civilians are said to have been killed in the course of this offensive. Read More »

Kerala HC orders CBI probe in Congress activist's murder

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It should not be made a controversy, the chief minister said. Earlier in the morning, Pinarayi had told the Assembly that there's no need for a CBI probe in the issue as the investigation is progressing in the right direction. Stating that the probe is in the right direction, Pinarayi said those arrested by the police were the real culprits. The High Court also criticised the government for not slapping UAPA provisions even though the situation warranted so. Read More »

League Season Finale: Minerva Punjab Leading Four-Horse Race

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Minerva Punjab FC lead the chasing pack with 33 points, even as East Bengal slipped to fourth (30) behind NEROCA FC (31) and Mohun Bagan (30). This season has seen lots of ups and downs which hasn't been witnessed in many years. For them, the game is stripped down to its very basic parameters. Win. "I am only thinking about what is under my control". "It will also be a test of mental toughness for the boys, when they are on the field and I think they are up for the challenge", Khogen ... Read More »

After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi's statue vandalized in Kerela

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Kannur: The desecration of statues in India continues as in Kannur, Kerala, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized on Thursday, reported the NDTV . Following the Meerut incident, members of the Dalit community blocked the Meerut-Mawana road even as the administration sought to calm down the protesters and assured them that the statue would be replaced. Read More »