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World Oklahoma teachers planning statewide strike
Author: 0 Oklahoma teachers planning statewide strike

Supporters say the bill enables a supermajority of a property's owners to make money from West Virginia's underground gas reserves and would give the state more tax revenues. The bill originally included a 5 percent raise for teachers, school service personnel and West Virginia State Police. It will have to be reconciled with the House-passed version.

World East Coast storm's toll at least 9
Author: 0 East Coast storm's toll at least 9

Coastal flooding alerts were issued from New Jersey to MA, which is expected to be hit the hardest. A powerful storm sweeping up the East Coast is expected to cause extensive coastal flooding in southern ME starting late Friday morning.

World Trump imposes far-reaching steel import tariffs
Author: 0 Trump imposes far-reaching steel import tariffs

The European Union already announced it is preparing countermeasures for USA products: Harley-Davidson, bourbon and Levi's jeans. Bolten said he agrees that the overproduction of steel by China has harmed US steel makers and cost jobs, and stressed that Trump's proposed tariffs would not tackle the problem as China accounts for only 2 percent of USA steel imports .

World North Korea calls new U.S. economic sanctions 'act of war'
Author: 0 North Korea calls new U.S. economic sanctions 'act of war'

While she applauded athletes from both countries, she did not interact with North Korean general Kim Yong Chol, who led the North Korean delegation at the Closing Ceremony. Observers had anticipated a possible meeting between Pence and North Korean officials, including Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister and close adviser of leader Kim Jong Un.

World Netanyahu to talk with Trump about attending embassy opening
Author: 0 Netanyahu to talk with Trump about attending embassy opening

At the same time, Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was escorted to the police's Lahav 433 Major Crimes Unit headquarters in Lod to provide testimony in the case. Netanyahu, Israel's dominant political figure for a generation - in power since 2009 and for 12 years in total since 1996 - calls the allegations against him a "witch hunt".

World China's top political advisory body opens annual session
Author: 0 China's top political advisory body opens annual session

China has no desire to overturn the existing global order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and National People's Congress ( NPC ) spokesman Zhang Yesui (張業遂) said yesterday.

World Syrian regime kills 23 more civilians in Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Syrian regime kills 23 more civilians in Eastern Ghouta

No aid has been delivered however, and the US State Department has called the Russian plan a "joke". Almost 600 people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured since the assault began three weeks ago, said the UN. "This collective punishment of civilians is simply unacceptable", he added in a statement. One resident estimated that thousands of people were on the move and seeking shelter in areas further from the frontlines.

Author: 0 Saudi crown prince begins key trip to Egypt

The head of Prince Mohammed's office, Bader al-Asaker, tweeted that the prince's plane was escorted by Egyptian fighter jets when it entered Egypt's airspace. Bin Salman is scheduled to meet with Sisi to discuss issues of mutual interest, the latest developments in the Arab region and the enhancement of bilateral relations in different fields.

World Mayawati to back SP's strongest 'anti-BJP candidate' in UP bypolls
Author: 0 Mayawati to back SP's strongest 'anti-BJP candidate' in UP bypolls

If the BSP does, indeed, opt out of fighting the bypoll, it will be a direct fight between the SP and the BJP in Gorakhpur and the reduced division of votes may result in helping SP but BJP appear to be in a stronger position, especially considering the party's win in over 300 seats in the 403-member Assembly election.

World Nepal suffer 116 runs defeat to Zimbabwe in ICC World Cup Qualifiers
Author: 0 Nepal suffer 116 runs defeat to Zimbabwe in ICC World Cup Qualifiers

So, the five associates will be looking to do well in the tournament. We are expected to win against Nepal in our first game and we will put our best efforts to do that. Their heart-stopping matches in ICC World Cricket Division Two, has increased the aura around them. However, what is disappointing is that, once again, we note our shortcomings, as a nation, to ride on such big events when they come to our doorstep and ensure that we use them to brand our country.

World Teenager Lloyd Gunton jailed over Bieber terrorism plot
Author: 0 Teenager Lloyd Gunton jailed over Bieber terrorism plot

Ordering Gunton to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, Judge Mark Wall QC told the former A-level student: "At the time of your arrest you were within hours of committing an act of atrocity on the streets of Cardiff ". He was found to have researched the murder of Lee Rigby and images of the truck attack in Nice and Berlin were on his phone. Appearing at Birmingham Crown Court previous year, he was convicted of preparing terrorist acts and propagating extremist material.

World Donald Trump jokes about his impeachment, mocks media
Author: 0 Donald Trump jokes about his impeachment, mocks media

Trump said he had looked forward to attending the event and appeared to enjoy the show, clapping and laughing at the skits. "We were late tonight because Jared could not get through security ", Trump said. He called him "one of the best straight men you'll ever meet" -a veiled reference to his anti-gay policies. "Now the question everyone keeps asking is, 'Who's going to be the next to leave?" The New York Times: "I'm a New York icon".

World France tells Iran risks sanctions if ballistic missile issue not handled
Author: 0 France tells Iran risks sanctions if ballistic missile issue not handled

He added Iran will not let interference in its affairs. Senior officials held a first meeting on the sidelines of last month's Munich security conference, focusing on Iran's role in the Yemen conflict. At the same time, the defense minister said that "we will not agree to Iranian consolidation in Syria and certainly not to the deployment of missiles directed at Israel".

World France's Macron happy with Merkel back in charge
Author: 0 France's Macron happy with Merkel back in charge

She knows that from now on, with powerful SPD ministers in her cabinet and CDU critics ready to pounce, her role will effectively be confined to that of a caretaker while her party sorts out who should succeed her. A recent survey showed two-thirds of the SPD rank and file in favour, and the party's leadership is campaigning for its passage - albeit with a distinct lack of zeal.

World Athletics legend Roger Bannister dies aged 88
Author: 0 Athletics legend Roger Bannister dies aged 88

Sir Roger, who was born in Harrow, had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease since 2011. Sporting legend Roger Bannister has died at the age of 88. Coe, who is now president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said: "This is a day of intense sadness both for our nation and for all of us in athletics".

World Caps win outdoor game at Naval Academy
Author: 0 Caps win outdoor game at Naval Academy

Backstrom, Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each finished with a goal and two assists while Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots. John Carlson and Jakub Vrana also scored for Washington. Playing in windy conditions that kept teams from practicing on this rink before the game, the Capitals didn't appear at all bothered by the significant change from indoor hockey.

World Crowd Runs After Shot Fired Near White House
Author: 0 Crowd Runs After Shot Fired Near White House

Staff were instructed to take shelter inside after the incident occurred in the afternoon. The area north of the White House was cleared and cordoned off. Secret service officers did not fire any shots, she revealed. While as many as 100 people - mostly tourists - were on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House at the time, no one else was reported hurt, the Secret Service said.

World Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has passed away
Author: 0 Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has passed away

Fiorentina's match at Udinese , as well as all other Serie A matches on Sunday, were postponed. It is reported the remainder of Monday's (AEDT) Serie A matches will also not go ahead. "Juventus express their own condolences to the family and to Fiorentina for the loss of Davide Astori", wrote Juventus. Your little girl deserves to know that her father was in all respects a flawless person.

World Falling life raft nearly hits woman
Author: 0 Falling life raft nearly hits woman

Luce Rameau of Miami said she was in her bed talking to a friend on the phone when wood and dust from her roof rained down on her. The Canadian Air Force had been conducting an off-shore training exercise and somehow the raft "separated from the helicopter", a police spokesman said.

World Watch Alec Baldwin lampoon Donald Trump on gun control
Author: 0 Watch Alec Baldwin lampoon Donald Trump on gun control

Nobody is allowed to have a gun. Baldwin's Trump is, if nothing, self-assured. "I can only run into so many schools and save everybody". Though Donald Trump made a habit out of railing on Alec Baldwin's SNL impression during and after his election campaign, he has largely kept his Twitter TV opinions focused on Fox News programming and his own small screen appearances.

World Trump threatens European Union with tax on auto imports
Author: 0 Trump threatens European Union with tax on auto imports

In another tweet he said other countries, "laugh at what fools our leaders have been. They've been brutal to us", Mr Trump said at a Florida fundraiser. Trump stoked further fears of global turmoil on Friday by claiming " trade wars are good" and "easy to win". The tariffs also could force other countries to divert their steel away from the U.S.to other markets, threatening Canada's ability to remain competitive.

World Respect people's mandate: Mukul Sangma to BJP
Author: 0 Respect people's mandate: Mukul Sangma to BJP

Earlier today, Sarma said that the verdict of the Assembly elections in Meghalaya was against Congress , which ruled the state for a decade, and against Mukul Sangma. " Conrad Sangma has agreed to the condition and we will form a stable government". Congress leads with 21 seats, while the BJP got just two. In the Goa state assembly elections 2017, despite the Congress being the single largest party with 17 seats, the BJP, which won 13 seats, formed the government by allying with other ...

World Amit Shah, who? BJD ridicules BJP chief for statement on winning Odisha
Author: 0 Amit Shah, who? BJD ridicules BJP chief for statement on winning Odisha

BJP's first victory in Tripura elections halted a 25-year uninterrupted rule of Communist Party of India (Marxist), in what was largely a direct fight between BJP and CPM. BJP's success in Northeast only further strengthens BJP's clout. Earlier, Shah expressed confidence that the BJP's target of "Mission 120 plus" in the 2019 assembly elections of 147 seats in Odisha would become fruitful as "the people of Odisha have mentally prepared to throw out the BJD government".

World India's ruling party emerges stronger after polls in northeast
Author: 0 India's ruling party emerges stronger after polls in northeast

On his first trip to Tripura as the BJP's state in-charge, he found that a tiny office with a rarely used computer in capital Agartala was the only thing the party could optimistically call a presence. And the former voters of the Indian National Congress (INC), who had been tortured for defying the communist rulers since the collapse of the Samir Ranjan Barman government in March 1993, will expect the BJP to institute an inquiry into the atrocities, followed by a legal process seeking ...

World Texas Wesleyan University baseball coach won't recruit from Colorado
Author: 0 Texas Wesleyan University baseball coach won't recruit from Colorado

He then wrote the player can "thank your liberal politicians". So this story went pretty viral yesterday evening and it's your latest edition of an old curmudgeon sports guy yelling at a cloud. Nearly a quarter of our undergraduates are student athletes. Mike Jeffcoat, who pitched for four teams over his decade-long career in professional baseball , was hired by Texas Wesleyan University in 2002.

World Recent Analysts Ratings Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
Author: 0 Recent Analysts Ratings Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500. Intrust Bank Na decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM ) by 13.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has the Market Capitalization of 323.49 Billion. The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Monday, February 12.

World 1389 civilians killed in Syria in February
Author: 0 1389 civilians killed in Syria in February

The UN human rights chief said: "The perpetrators of these crimes must know they are being identified; that dossiers are being built up with a view to their prosecution; and that they will be held accountable for what they have done". The fighting on the ground comes after Russian Federation on Tuesday started a daily five-hour "humanitarian pause" in the enclave - a move that falls far short of a 30-day ceasefire demanded by the UN Security Council.

World China allays fears over Belt and Road, says don't 'misinterpret'
Author: 0 China allays fears over Belt and Road, says don't 'misinterpret'

The current Constitution has been proven a good law that fits in China's reality and meets the demand of the times, Zhang said. The proposal sparked off concern and speculation at home and overseas that Xi, heading the CPC and military besides the presidency, who recently began his second five-year term would continue for an unprecedented third term and beyond, wielding unquestionable power exercised by the party founder, Mao Zedong in the heydays of China's revolution.

World Chinese, US senior officials highlight cooperation to settle trade disputes
Author: 0 Chinese, US senior officials highlight cooperation to settle trade disputes

Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win, after the European Union raised the possibility of countermeasures, France said the duties would be unacceptable and China urged him to show restraint. Trump said the hefty tariffs aim to protect domestic industry as well as to counter persistent threats posed by Chinese products. Earlier, White House said that it was up to China to set presidential terms.

World S.Korea to announce name of special envoy to North
Author: 0 S.Korea to announce name of special envoy to North

In order to defend itself from such threats, Han said the North "had access to nuclear weapons " and it won't hesitate to respond to any confrontations from Washington. "President Trump and President Moon noted their firm position that any dialogue with North Korea must be conducted with the explicit and unwavering goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation", it said in a readout.

World Karti Chidambaram, In CBI Custody, Taken To Mumbai For Questioning
Author: 0 Karti Chidambaram, In CBI Custody, Taken To Mumbai For Questioning

CBI prosecutor Tushar Mehta rebutted the charge and Indrani was not in the CBI custody but in judicial custody and her statement was needed to be taken as evidence. Indrani Mukerjea had told the Enforcement Directorate last week that she and her husband Peter Mukerjea had met former finance minister P Chidambaram to seek government approval to foreign investment proposals worth around Rs.

World Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel
Author: 0 Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel

Thomas Oppermann, vice president of the Bundestag lower house of parliament, told Die Welt newspaper that he expected a "clear approval" rate of 55% in an SPD postal ballot that ended on Friday, with results to be unveiled on Sunday. Merkel has seen several junior coalition partners off over 12 years in office and many fear the SPD could dwindle into irrelevance if it props up her government for another four years.

Author: 0 Tripura, Nagaland done; Meghalaya next for BJP?

Shah's statement has not gone down well with the BJD leaders and ministers who are celebrating defeat of BJP in the recently concluded by-poll in Bijepur assembly seat. Tripura elected team is the youngest team.we have a young team here, they have done wonders. Modi magic catapulted BJP to power at Centre and there was a countrywide political natural disaster.

World Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured
Author: 0 Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured

In a video of the rescue effort, people can be seen digging with their hands and with shovels in an effort to help the man. According to resort officials at 9 p.m. He was wearing a helmet when he was found. His cause of death is undetermined, officials said. It dumped 3 feet (1 meter) of snow in the mountains.

World Putin: Russia Needs Facts on Meddling
Author: 0 Putin: Russia Needs Facts on Meddling

He said a nuclear attack on any of Moscow's allies would be regarded as an attack on Russian Federation itself and draw an immediate response. But after watching the speech for himself on YouTube , he realized Putin had really made the claim: "Apparently, that's what he said".

World Iran criticises France over missile programme stance
Author: 0 Iran criticises France over missile programme stance

Iran will not conduct talks on its ballistic missile program until the United States and European countries dismantle their nuclear weapon arsenal, said an Iranian military official on Saturday. Iran has accepted curbs on its nuclear program, but has refused to discuss missile development, which it says is defensive in nature. Jazayeri's remarks come as President Donald Trump's administration is trying to convince European allies to renegotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to include ...

World Korea leader to send special envoys to North
Author: 0 Korea leader to send special envoys to North

The discussions would deal with how to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula, improve ties between the Koreas and foster an environment to realize the resumption of talks between Pyongyang and Washington, President Moon Jae-in's office said.

World You're applying wrong logic over Jho Low-related yacht
Author: 0 You're applying wrong logic over Jho Low-related yacht

The luxury vessel registered in the Cayman Islands and the U.S. justice department claims it is owned by Malaysian tycoon Jho Low, who is accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the Malaysian government fund between 2009 and 2015. "Based on the USA investigation, part of the money was used to buy a yacht which has been sailing in Indonesia", said Daniel Silitonga, a senior Indonesian police official, who declined to specify whether the United States hunt for the boat was linked to the ...

World Michigan DT Hurst diagnosed with heart condition at NFL Combine
Author: 0 Michigan DT Hurst diagnosed with heart condition at NFL Combine

Hurst is still trying to determine the severity of the diagnosis. Last season, Hurst registered 5 1/2 sacks as the Wolverines finished 8-5, including a 26-19 loss to SC in the Outback Bowl. recently said in comments published on MLive.com. A medical complication cut Maurice Hurst's NFL Scouting Combine experience short. But unfortunately for MI defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, the news isn't so good.

World Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt

Egypt's top court on Saturday dismissed all outstanding legal challenges to a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a day before a visit by its crown prince. The Crown Prince is also expected to visit France in the coming weeks. President Trump thanked the Prince Mohammed for his leadership "in highlighting ways all Gulf Cooperation Council states can better counter Iranian destabilising activities and defeat terrorists and extremists", the White House said.

World Trump Calls Meeting With NRA 'Great'
Author: 0 Trump Calls Meeting With NRA 'Great'

The group's executive director, Chris Cox , also tweeted about the meeting . " Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA! ", Trump tweeted of the unannounced meeting, without offering further details. "The reason I had lunch with the NRA on Sunday is I told them, 'fellas, you gotta do something, '" Trump said. The Fix NICS Act is created to improve reporting by law enforcement agencies to the background check registry but does not expand the background ...

World 2 shot dead at USA university, suspect at large
Author: 0 2 shot dead at USA university, suspect at large

Tactical teams from University police, Mount Pleasant police, the Sheriff's Office and, Michigan State Police are assisting in the investigation. Police called this a domestic shooting and stressed the campus was safe as they continued to search for their suspect.

World Jury selection begins in Pulse nightclub shooter widow's trial
Author: 0 Jury selection begins in Pulse nightclub shooter widow's trial

Nearly two years after a gunman fatally shot 49 people and injured dozens more in an attack on Pulse Orlando nightclub, his widow was in court, charged with helping her husband plan the attack. Salman was hours away at the couple's home in Ft. According to police, she gave them conflicting stories about what she knew before the attack. On Thursday, District Judge Paul Byron told the possible jury members that the trial could last up to six weeks, and that testimony in the trial could begin ...

World Bautista Agut beats Pouille in Dubai final
Author: 0 Bautista Agut beats Pouille in Dubai final

French second seed Lucas Pouille held off the attacking game of Japan's Yuichi Sugita for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory, as he bids for a second title of the season.The world number 15 fired a pair of aces - his 13th and 14th of the match - in the concluding game to see off the 42nd-ranked Sugita, having fallen a set behind."I knew it would be a tough one, he's won plenty of matches in the past six, seven months".

World Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds
Author: 0 Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

Charlie Baker said at a news conference Thursday night. High winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour (97 kph) could also bring extensive power outages. A major nor'easter is combining with high tide to cause flooding along coastal areas of the Eastern Seaboard.

World Fierce fight between tiger and sloth bear in Maharashtra's Tadoba National Park
Author: 0 Fierce fight between tiger and sloth bear in Maharashtra's Tadoba National Park

The video was shared by the Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge in Tadoba and filmed by naturalist Akshay Kumar . The tiger was identified as Matkasur, a 7-year-old dominant male in the park. The irritated tiger let out a warning roar, jumped out of the pond and attacked the "trespasser" duo. During his routine forest drive, Kumar saw that a mighty tiger was approaching a baby bear for his feast.

World Teen Charged In Watertown High Threat
Author: 0 Teen Charged In Watertown High Threat

On March 14th, students from across the country will walkout of school in memory of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. On March 1st, 2018, a sixteen year old juvenile suspect was arrested for plotting to commit acts of violence at Chandler High School, by utilizing explosives and firearms.