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RadioShack closing last two Knoxville stores

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RadioShack stores at Broadway Shopping Center and 116 Green Road in Knoxville are among 185 the company will close. Elsewhere in IN, stores in Schererville, Seymour, Bloomington, Lafayette, Auburn, Frankfort and Plymouth are set to be closed. Read More »

Oil Falls on Growing US Drilling Activity

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Oil prices slipped succumbing to rising United States drilling activity and a steady supply from OPEC countries despite production cut deal. The number of active USA rigs drilling for oil rose for a ninth straight week-up 14 to 631 last week, according to data from Baker Hughes (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/baker-hughes-data-show-us-oil-rig-count-up-a-ninth-straight-week-2017-03-17)(BHI) released Friday. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey shoots down Trump's wiretap claims

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The maelstrom also caused tension with key US allies and threatens to distract Republicans from campaign promises on health care and taxes. Still, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump would not back off the claim. Sir Peter Westmacott said Sunday that the claims are nonsensical and "gratuitously damaging" to UK-US ties, as cited in a Guardian report. "Were there any other names that were. Read More »

Schiff: Trump wiretapping allegations 'patently false'

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A spokesperson for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismissed the allegation. It is critical to our shared efforts to counter terrorism... Westmacott, who was the UK's ambassador to Washington from 2012 to 2016, says " gratuitously damaging [the relationship] by peddling falsehoods and then doing nothing to set the record straight would be a gift to our enemies they could only dream of ". Read More »

The World's Happiest Countries Of 2017 Have Been Revealed

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Countries that achieved positive results have "high levels of mutual trust, shared goal, generosity and good governance", said Helliwell, a professor at the University of British Columbia. In order to raise the overall level of happiness among USA citizens, the report urges America to rebuild social capital by remedying the five factors through campaign finance reform, reducing financial inequality through new policies, improving race relations and better access to quality education. Read More »

Happiest country in the world revealed

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Despite the banking collapse in the two countries, the happiness of these nations was affected much less than expected. Norway which ranked fourth for the past two years made a giant leap forward and displaced the three-time victor Denmark to grab the title of world's happiest country for first time. Read More »

TSMC still considering plans for 3nm chip production

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TSMC is said to be considering a T$500 billion ($16.41 billion) investment for the plant. Responding to a media report on the issue, TSMC said it was too early to say whether it would set up a plant in the United States for that objective but it was looking at the possibility of building one in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. Read More »

New report shows the USA as the 14th happiest country

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The unhappiest countries include Afghanistan at 154, Togo and Syria. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people in each country are surveyed and asked to rank their happiness on six factors: levels of GDP , life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption. Read More »

15 killed in Baghdad auto bomb attack

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The attack - as Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi met US President Donald Trump in Washington DC - targeted a busy commercial district of the Hay al-Amel suburb, according to police and hospital officials. Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led worldwide coalition, are now closing in on retaking Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. Meanwhile, Islamic State has reportedly captured an Iraqi police colonel along with eight other officers on Monday during the ongoing battle for west Mosul, an Iraqi ... Read More »

Germany's SPD endorses Schulz as Merkel challenger

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The confirmation was largely expected since the party nominated Schulz as the party's candidate for chancellery at a closed door meeting in Berlin on Jan 29. An opinion poll published Sunday by the weekly Bild am Sonntag put support for the Social Democrats at 32 percent, one point behind Merkel's Union bloc. Read More »

Fox News pulls Napolitano after his Trump wiretap claims

The claim originated from a discredited conspiracy theorist on Kremlin-backed news network, RT. Napolitano was not available for comment. After ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Spicer about whether the president still believes Trump Tower was under surveillance by Pres. Read More »

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces Democratic grilling

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The latter's death has left the nation's highest court with a vacancy for more than a year now. Sisk remembers telling leadership that Gorsuch was an otherwise good professor, but that these comments struck her as "problematic", especially because she grew up hearing her own mother talk about the discrimination she'd faced when she attended law school in the 1970s. Read More »

Senate Confirmation Hearings Under Way for Trump's Supreme Court Pick

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He continued, "That power is retained by the people, acting through their elected representatives". In their opening remarks, Republicans on the committee heaped plenty of praise on the federal judge. Cruz defended the Garland blockade Monday, saying it was in keeping with the Senate's history of not filling a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year. Read More »

Coast Guard and RNLI rescue eight people from overturned boat off Sligo

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It has been reported that one person is in Sligo University Hospital with serious injuries after the incident in the Atlantic, while another person suffered minor injuries. An RNLI lifeboat, which was conducting training in the area, went to their rescue. "In what has been a hard week with the loss of Rescue 116 and the ongoing search for her crew, this morning's callout shows that the professionalism and dedication of the search and rescue community remains unchanged", Murphy said. Read More »

Smile! Malaysia is 4th happiest country in Asia

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ranking assessed 155 countries by their happiness levels. According to the report, countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen were the least happy . The report looks at things like life expectancy, generosity, freedom to make life choices and the economic outlook to create its rankings. Happiness research and measurement has gone mainstream ever since India's tiny neighbor Bhutan brought it to the forefront by arguing ... Read More »

At least 8 killed in vehicle bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

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The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said . "The vehicle bomb explosion caused a huge damage, seven people died on the spot and ten others injured, the victims were at tea restaurant near Wehliye hotel, we are in a rescue operation now", Ahmed said. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation director to testify on Russian Federation ties as Trump slams 'fake news'

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Trump has always been shadowed by questions about his ties to Russian Federation, given his friendly posture toward Moscow and his advisers' curious web of ties to Russian Federation. Most cable news channels carried Comey and Rogers' five hours of testimony live instead of the first congressional hearing for Neil Gorsuch, Trump's widely praised nominee for the Supreme Court. Read More »

Top Navy official among eight charged with corruption in salacious bribery case

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At a June 2007 dinner (with a tab of approximately $11,000), federal prosecutors allege Gorsuch handed Francis two disks containing classified port visit information on many US ships. Prosecutors say Francis, who is nicknamed Fat Leonard for his wide girth, bilked the Navy out of almost $35 million, largely by overcharging for his company's services supplying Navy ships in the Pacific with food, water, fuel and other necessities. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch, How Would You Vote?

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But most of Monday will be taken up by the opening statements of the committee's 11 Republican senators and nine Democratic senators as they lay out the case for and against Gorsuch's confirmation. If that doesn't happen, McConnell has the option of invoking the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority of 51 votes. Read More »

Malaysia hunting for more North Koreans in Kim's death

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He described "a staged approach" for North Korea to stand down its nuclear program. Najib told reporters Malaysia will begin formal negotiations with North Korea "when the time is right", clarifying previous reports saying that talks between the two countries had begun on Monday. Read More »

Intelligence Chair Encourages Whistleblowers to Tell Committee: Who Leaked?

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Trump's favour. James Comey revealed for the first time that the FBI is investigating possible Russian government efforts to meddle with the election, including any links between Mr Trump's campaign and Moscow. Comey, whose agents have been investigating, has been invited to testify along with Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency. "I have nothing generated by the national security industry, sir", Rogers says . Read More »

Cost of PM Modi's Social Media Outreach: Zero

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the gems and jewellery sector is a prime example of the potential of Make In India and Skill India. Sources said the reply from the PMO categorically states that no social media campaign has been run on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google accounts maintained by the Prime Minister's Office. Read More »

FBI Director Confirms Open Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties

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But despite the difficulty of discussing classified data in an open hearing, there were a number of revelations. The FBI does not launch a formal investigation into a sitting president on a hunch. At a press briefing Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said allegations of collusion between Russian Federation and the campaign is different than actual proof. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

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The European Commission said it stood ready to help launch the negotiations. However, the negotiating game will now begin, and attention will be paid to whether there is any reaction on foreign exchange markets in particular, with sterling tending to weaken on any indications of a hard Brexit. Read More »

Ex-MMA fighter guilty of abducting ex-girlfriend

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Mackinday, a former adult film actress who used the stage name Christy Mack, spent two days testifying during the trial about her life with Koppenhaver, the repeated abuse she endured and the hourslong attack that led to his August 15, 2014, arrest. Read More »

Many dead in freak tree accident at waterfall

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At least 18 people were killed when a large tree fell into the pool they were bathing in at the base of a waterfall in Ghana, police have confirmed. "We used chainsaws and other cutting tools to chop the tree in pieces in order to free the victims", he said . Read More »

President approves Hindu Marriage Bill 2017

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He further added that this bill will help the Hindu community have constitutional protection for their families and marriages. The President signed the bill on the advice of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that had earlier been passed by both the Senate and the National Assembly. Read More »

Special Olympics Gibraltar at the World Winter Games in Austria

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She's even been working on her German to go along with her physical preparation for the games. Elijah Wood is a floor hockey athlete that is representing Canada in Austria at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. "The whole family says if we bottled her enthusiasm, we'd make a fortune". Bonnie Kahan from Tomahawk has been involved with Special Olympics for three decades. Read More »

Nearly half of Canadians want illegal immigrants deported back to US

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But Trudeau has come under pressure over the flow of the illegal migrants. There are no exact statistics available on exactly how many asylum seekers have crossed the border illegally. Forty-six percent of Canadians feel the influx would have no effect on safety, while 41 percent said it would make Canada less safe, according to the poll. Read More »

Theresa May says she will trigger Brexit next Wednesday

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May's government said her permanent envoy to the EU had informed European Council President Donald Tusk of the date when Britain intends to invoke Article 50 of its Lisbon Treaty - the mechanism for starting its exit after a referendum last June in which Britons voted by a 52-48 percent margin to leave the bloc. Read More »

Injury forces Eden Hazard to miss Belgium internationals

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Hazard missed the match against Stoke after reporting to the Stamford Bridge with an injury. We are going to follow the injury. 'It is a big disappointment for Eden that he can not lead the team. Chelsea star Eden Hazard will miss Belgium's global commitments due to a calf problem. The former Player of the Year has not travelled with the Belgium squad during the global break. Read More »

Iraqi prime minister jokes with Trump about wiretaps

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He has vowed to eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism". In front of reporters in the Oval Office, Trump declined to respond to questions about wiretapping, according to a pool report. Agency for International Development. How Iraq will be impacted by Trump's approach isn't known. In dropping Iraq from the list of nations subject to a 90-day ban on entry to the US, the Trump administration officials cited assurances on the quality of information for vetting Iraqis as well as the military ... Read More »