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Eric Schneiderman Resigns As New York State Attorney General Following Damaging Revelations

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Heastie said the law states that when a vacancy happens during the legislative session, "the Legislature shall act". Four women accuse NY attorney general and #MeToo advocate Eric Schneiderman of violent physical abuse. Healey signed onto a lawsuit led by Schneiderman last month challenging the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the federal census. Read More »

Pompeo in North Korea for pre-summit meetings

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The three still being held are Korean-American missionary Kim Dong Chul; Kim Sang-duk, who spent a month teaching at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before he was arrested in 2017, and Kim Hak Song, who also taught at PUST. Read More »

Syria says downs two Israeli missiles near capital

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Syria's state-run television station reports that it has intercepted and destroyed 2 missiles launched by Israel. The reported strikes targeted an "arms depot belonging to Hezbollah and the Iranians", according Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human rights, according to the AFP. Read More »

Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland's abortion vote

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In a statement, Facebook said: "Today, as part of our efforts to help protect the integrity of elections and referendums from undue influence, we will begin rejecting ads related to the referendum if they are being run by advertisers based outside of Ireland". Read More »

Another Jharkhand teenage girl raped, set on fire; battling for life

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While the second attack also occurred in Jharkhand , Barnwal said there is no connection between the two brutal crimes, which took place on opposite sides of the state. Sources said a medical test on her confirmed rape. The incident comes as India reels under a string of violent sexual crimes despite tightening of laws. Read More »

'Super super serious': Elon Musk tweets about dipping into candy business

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But if your only defence against invading armies is a moat , you will not last long. "What matters is the pace of innovation, that is the fundamental determinant of competitiveness". Is he going to be the next Willy Wonka? Both Buffett and Munger loathe cryptocurrencies, which the Berkshire CEO on Saturday predicted "will come to bad endings". Read More »

Melania Trump Plans Rose Garden Reveal Of Her Official Platform

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Grisham adds that the first lady will concentrate her initiative on the range of issues children face as they grow up and will not tailor it to a single topic. The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, says the focus will be on the overall well-being of children, which Mrs. Trump has spoken about since becoming first lady. Read More »

German And French Foreign Ministers Urge US Not To Quit Iran Deal

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the United States would regret any decision to leave the deal and Tehran would fiercely resist US pressure to limit its influence in the Middle East. US President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the 2015 accord restricting Iran's nuclear activities this week, saying it's flawed. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday, May 7, that his country would stay in the nuclear deal even if the United States pulls out, on the condition that the ... Read More »

US slams China's demands of airlines as 'Orwellian nonsense'

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Sanders also vowed that " China's efforts to export its censorship and political correctness to Americans and the rest of the free world will be resisted". trade delegation, led by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, wrapped up a visit to China. The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior U.S. Read More »

Meghan Markle will not have a maid of honor

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Newborn Prince Louis , who will be three-weeks-old at the time, is not expected to be there - although siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be. "It will definitely cater to an older crowd just because of the nature of it - it's a wedding, we're serving tea, that's just the feel that I get", he says. Read More »

SC says former UP CMs have no right to get govt bungalows

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The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a provision of a law that allowed government accommodation to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers, terming it "arbitrary and discriminatory" as it violated the concept of equality. Expecting that its verdict would affect other states also, the bench had sought response from Centre and all state governments while the case was being heard. Read More »

Pakistan Interior Minister shot at, injured

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Iqbal was hit by a bullet in his arm in the attack. The interior minister was being shifted to Lahore for further treatment. Police are trying to ascertain his motive. JI chief-while condemning the attack-called to unveil hidden element behind the attack. The poll will pit the PML-N against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) led by former cricket star Imran Khan. Read More »

Drying Out Tonight; Sunshine Returns Sunday

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The warm weather will continue for Sunday too with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Some storms will be on the strong side and have the capability of producing heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning, and small hail. Read More »

IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab opt to field against Rajasthan Royals

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However, the total was still not enough as once again Mumbai Indians rose from their losses and are now tied on six points with Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals . Gets 4 boundaries in Ankit Rajpoot's over. The teenager not only took wickets but also proved to be economical right from his first two-over spell which put pressure on the Rajasthan top-order. Read More »

Bomb attack on mosque in Afghanistan slammed

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The Taliban militants abducted the six Indian staff members and one Afghan employee of Indian company KEC early this morning in Bagh-e-Shamal area of the provincial capital Pul-e-Khomre, TOLOnews reported, citing officials. "We are in contact with the Afghan authorities and further details are being ascertained", an official spokesperson said, responding to reports of the abduction. Read More »

Police officer killed in IN, suspect also dies in shootout

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Joe Watts with ISP. The 16-year veteran was shot and killed Friday while investigating a homicide. Police spokesman Ryan Adamson said in a statement that Pitts is "deeply missed, but we are grateful for the time we had with him". It has been a somber day for law enforcement officials in the Wabash Valley as fallen officer Pitts has been transported to a funeral home. Pitts was part of a team that began a homicide investigation earlier Friday. Read More »

Srinagar encounter, police initiate action against police vehicle killing a youth

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The deceased were identified as two civilians - Ghulam Hassan Dar alias Hassan Rassa and Bashir Ahmad Dar - both residents of Gulshan Mohalla, Shahgund Hajin. The Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was among first netizens who post the video on his twitter handle and termed it as 'murder'. "How a murder was committed by the forces today and then brazenly denied! Is there no sense of humanity left in India?" In a joint statement, Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik strongly condemned the ... Read More »

24Pyongyang Dismisses Trump's Claim N Korea's Denuclearization Drive is US Merit

Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of US-led global sanctions in recent years in a bid to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes. Their meeting comes after a historic summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarized zone that divides their countries, during which Kim gave a tentative commitment to ridding the North of its nuclear weapons and facilities. Read More »

Lava burns 5 Hawaii homes

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Two homes have burned. Several small earthquakes also continue to rock the area since a 6.9 magnitude temblor hit on Friday, which Reuters reports was the strongest since 1975. Like tributaries, the cracks ripped through streets near Steve Gebbie's home. It tends to ooze lava from fissures in its sides, which often gives residents at least a few hours' warning before it reaches their property. Read More »

Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters, killing at least 5

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Several youth, who joined the militant ranks in a wave following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in 2016, have had a short life with some of them getting killed within a fortnight. Mobile Internet services in south Kashmir and in Ganderbal district have been suspended to prevent the spread of rumours. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, SP Pani said that efforts were made to persuade the terrorists to surrender but they refused. Read More »

United States reactivates Cold War Atlantic fleet

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Fleet Forces in 2011, the Second Fleet trained U.S. enlisted sailors, certified warships, conducted exercises with other navies and provided disaster relief within its designated areas. Since then, however, Russian Federation has become more assertive, flexing its military muscles in conflicts such as those in Ukraine and Syria, and tensions between Moscow and Washington have increased. Read More »

A unified Korean table tennis team to compete in Sweden Video

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North and South Korea requested to field a unified team for the semi-finals of the championships, which will be played against Japan on Friday in Halmstad, Sweden. In the semifinals, the Korea team will play the victor of the quarterfinal between Ukraine and Japan. "I wondered if we could form a joint team and whether I could join, but I feel really proud now it has become reality. Read More »

Scorching Bank Holiday Monday On Its Way

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The UK is set for its warmest May Day Bank Holiday ever on a scorching weekend - but Britons will have to make the most of the nice weather before rain and thunderstorms arrive next week. These temperatures are 8C or 9C above what we'd expect at this time of year so it shouldn't be too disappointing if it cools down a little in the week to come. Read More »

Severe t-storm threat over but winds remain gusty

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Severe weather including hail, high winds, and possible tornadoes threatened more than 24 million people across the central and northeastern United States on Thursday, meteorologists said. Loose outdoor items should be secured or stowed away in a garage or house until the storms have passed. That is still strong enough to cause some minor damage. Read More »

Rep. Renacci Touts Trump's Endorsement for Ohio Senate Seat

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The President was accompanied by local business leaders, who also gave inspirational success stories of their companies positively impacted by the tax law. Renacci , a member of the House, is running for the Senate against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. Trump sought to boost Republican lawmaker Jim Renacci in his bid for the Senate, saying "we need his vote very badly". Read More »

Theresa Might Fends Away Labour Party in Local UK Elections

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Ukip (Independent party) was nearly wiped out, losing all but three of its 126 seats, but the Liberal Democrats had a good night, gaining 75 seats and winning control of four more councils. UKIP collapsed, losing all but 3 councillors, likely signalling the death of the party. Umunna, a long standing critic of the current Labor leadership, added: "From a Labor point of view there needs to be a proper post-mortem - I think the National Executive Committee should appoint somebody to do ... Read More »

Trump battles furor over Stormy Daniels hush payment

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I don't burden them with every single thing that comes along. "Giuliani suggesting it was funneled through the firm as legal fees", Noble said , "is evidence of an intent to hide the source, which could make it knowing and willful, which is criminal". Read More »

Honduras regrets US move to end temporary protected status

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Until the Trump administration came in, TPS beneficiaries who might face perilous (or even deadly) circumstances if forced to return home have been allowed to stay in the US, even if the original emergency that led to TPS status has ended But now the government is briskly bringing TPS status for various countries one by one, placing these migrants on a schedule for either deportation or illegal status. Read More »

About 300 protesters detained in central Moscow

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Demonstrators across Russian Federation marched in opposition to President Vladimir Putin, who begins his fourth term in office Monday. Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unauthorized demonstration and OVD-Info said more than 50 people there were arrested. Read More »

Boy Scouts removing the word 'boy' from main program name

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More than 3,000 girls have also enrolled in the BSA's Early Adopter Program since the organization announced in October that it would welcome girls , the BSA said . "It could be confusing and that parents could think they've signed up for both [the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts]", Grant said. In doing so, they officially ditched the policy of determining gender by birth certificate. Read More »

US demands China slash trade surplus

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The lengthy list of demands was presented to Beijing before the start of talks Thursday and Friday between top-level Trump administration officials and their Chinese counterparts to try to avert a damaging trade war between the world's two largest economies. Read More »

Surgeons dismiss Trump's London knife crime claims as 'ridiculous'

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Most guns were banned there in 1997. France has sternly rejected US President Donald Trump's argument that if Parisians had more guns they could have stopped the deadly 2015 extremist attacks on the French capital. While 52 people were killed in London in the first 100 days of 2018 and murders rose from 101 to 153 in the year end March 2018, the magnitude of violent crime is well below that of the US. Read More »