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World Call For New Sprinkler Legislation After Trump Tower Fire
Author: 0 Call For New Sprinkler Legislation After Trump Tower Fire

Very confined (well-built building). Firemen (and women ) did a great job. Four firefighters were injured in the inferno Saturday. Then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now a staunch Trump ally, proposed legislation mandating sprinklers in all residential buildings after a pair of deadly fires in the city in 1998.

World Oklahoma teachers' walkout gains momentum going into 2nd week
Author: 0 Oklahoma teachers' walkout gains momentum going into 2nd week

In fact, it kept cutting taxes for the wealthiest Oklahomans while leaving schools underfunded. State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, encouraged the teachers to continue their efforts. So, yes, there is an education problem in this state, but I wasn't always aware of the depth of it. But these tax cuts weren't being given back to middle-class Oklahomans.

World Xi takes center stage to defend China's trade from Trump barrage
Author: 0 Xi takes center stage to defend China's trade from Trump barrage

Investors were unnerved by the latest broadside from the volatile United States president and by the strident response from China, which vowed to stand firm "until the end at any cost". In remarks yesterday, Trump said there would be "a little pain", but "we're going to have a much stronger country when we're finished, and that's what I'm all about".

World 4.3 magnitude quake rattles Oklahoma Monday morning
Author: 0 4.3 magnitude quake rattles Oklahoma Monday morning

Earlier European quake monitor EMSC reported it at 6.5 magnitude and only two kms (1.2 miles) deep, but later scaled it down. The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0. People in Kansas, Missouri, and Wichita, also reported feeling it. Papua New Guinea's earthquake-devastated Highlands has been rocked by yet another massive tremor.

World Light snow late Sunday night & early Monday AM
Author: 0 Light snow late Sunday night & early Monday AM

Sunshine will stick around for a majority of the day before light rain showers return a little after dinner time. The wind combined with dry conditions will elevate the fire danger. The snow will mix in with rain as temperatures go above freezing to the upper 30s for highs. We'll turn our attention to a potential cold front as we gear up for the weekend.

World Syria says suspected USA missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike
Author: 0 Syria says suspected USA missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

In a series of tweets , Trump also criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tehran, saying "Russian and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad". In April 2017, more than 80 people were killed in a sarin attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun - an attack that prompted the United States to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase.

World Ohio State University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree
Author: 0 Ohio State University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

But this time it will be in a very different courtroom (in Norristown, Pennsylvania) and a very different world. A prospective juror says in an affidavit that a man selected as the 11th juror said of Cosby "he's guilty" and added "we can all be done and get out of here".

World Japan's national soccer coach Halilhodzic sacked
Author: 0 Japan's national soccer coach Halilhodzic sacked

And the JFA had been hoping Halilhodzic could create a similar breakthrough for Japan . The decision was announced by the Japan Football Association on Monday according to Kyodo News , with the news personally delivered on to Halilhodzic on Saturday by president Kozo Tashima.

World Supreme Court questions center over delay in Cauvery Board formation
Author: 0 Supreme Court questions center over delay in Cauvery Board formation

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today said it had considered the award of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) while deciding the water share of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka , Kerala and Puducherry in its judgment. Citing examples of the BBMB and Narmada Control Authority (NCA), the government has argued that the ownership, operation and maintenance have to be worked out between the management body and the respective states.

World Facebook to connect with 87 million users hit by data breach
Author: 0 Facebook to connect with 87 million users hit by data breach

On this same page, you can turn off the ability to interact with other websites using your Facebook data, preventing you from logging in with Facebook user credentials. Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg will give a two-day testimony on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce on Tuesday.

World Teen claims rape, tries self-immolation outside UP CM's residence
Author: 0 Teen claims rape, tries self-immolation outside UP CM's residence

According to the woamn, she also complained to the police against the MLA, but no action was taken till now. He passed away in the early morning hours. That the father died while in police custody, sources say, is likely to lead to the Opposition alleging that the death was the effect of a common man raising his voice against the powers-that-be in the state's BJP regime and that the Bangermau MLA used his influence to have the rape survivor's father eliminated while he was in police custody.

World Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls
Author: 0 Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls

The prospect of the prime minister's 30th Newspoll defeat had been discussed by the Australian media for months. "In those circumstances, he will continue to lead the party to the next election and I'm not aware of any move against his leadership".

World Welbeck brace fires Gunners past Saints
Author: 0 Welbeck brace fires Gunners past Saints

Southampton responded with a neat team goal which was finished off by Charlie Austin on 73 minutes. Southampton took full advantage of a sloppy start from the hosts in the 17th minute.A Cedric cross from the right did not look particularly risky, but goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender Shkodran Mustafi left it to each other and Long nipped in to poke home.

World Smoke Rises Near Israel-Gaza Border as Protesters Burn Tires
Author: 0 Smoke Rises Near Israel-Gaza Border as Protesters Burn Tires

The Palestinian health ministry reported that on Friday 293 people were injured by live ammunition after Israeli forces fired on protesters who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip. "Civilians must be able to exercise their right to demonstrate peacefully", he stressed. On Thursday, Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem launched a campaign entitled "Sorry Commander, I can not shoot", urging Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to shoot unarmed protesters ...

World Facebook suspends more data analytics firms amid data scandal
Author: 0 Facebook suspends more data analytics firms amid data scandal

Facebook is under intense pressure after the data of millions of its users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica . Starting Monday all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their newsfeeds, titled 'Protecting Your Information, ' with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps.

World BJP names 72 candidates for Karnataka Assembly polls
Author: 0 BJP names 72 candidates for Karnataka Assembly polls

The meeting was chaired by BJP national president Amit Shah, and the attendees include Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Home Minister Rajnath Singh , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, former Karnataka chief minister B. He found mention in the first list of candidates, with the BJP fielding him from Alzalpur constituency. Veteran state leaders Jagadish Shettar and KS Eswarappa will contest from Hubli Dharwad Central and Shimoga Assembly seats, respectively, it said.

World Syrian media report missile attack; United States says it didn't fire
Author: 0 Syrian media report missile attack; United States says it didn't fire

The Syrian army reportedly intercepted eight missiles targeted towards its facilities. On Sunday, Trump called Syria's president Bashar al-Assad an "animal". However, a Pentagon representative told Sputnik that the US Defense Department is aware of the alleged US missile strike, but did not confirm the reports.

World Trump Attacks Washington Post for 'Quoting Sources (Not Names)'
Author: 0 Trump Attacks Washington Post for 'Quoting Sources (Not Names)'

The president is referring to 'When you lose that power, ' an article published Saturday by the Post that details how " John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian". Axios reports Kelly threatened to quit back in March and that friends were called to calm him down. In a new Axios story out today , Kelly was apparently so fed up with Trump at one point that he lashed out at POTUS late last month while saying he was going to resign.

World Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Testify Before Congress
Author: 0 Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Testify Before Congress

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica , which worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, gained access to the personal data of 87 million Facebook users.

World Facebook Suspends Data Firm Cubeyou in Wake of Privacy Scandal
Author: 0 Facebook Suspends Data Firm Cubeyou in Wake of Privacy Scandal

The response isn't sufficient yet for the EU, Jourova said , adding that she will "speak with Ms. Sandberg about how they intend to ensure transparency and respect the rules of our democratic debate and how they plan to change" once new EU privacy rules are in place from May 25.

World Bus carrying Canadian junior hockey team involved in fatal crash
Author: 0 Bus carrying Canadian junior hockey team involved in fatal crash

Tragedy struck on April 6 after the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus collided with a semi-trailer 30 kilometres north outside Tisdale, Sask. on Highway 35. "There have been multiple fatalities - our whole community is in shock, we are grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other", Kevin Garinger said.

World As Train Ran Without Engine, People Screamed To Alert Passengers
Author: 0 As Train Ran Without Engine, People Screamed To Alert Passengers

In November a year ago, an electric train engine in Maharashtra travelled on its own for 13 km without its coaches forcing a railway official to chase it on bike and bring it to a halt. "I think it was going at 40kmph". Two engine drivers, three carriage repairing staff and two operating department employees were placed under suspension, he said.

World Jailing of Brazilian ex-premier jolts national campaign
Author: 0 Jailing of Brazilian ex-premier jolts national campaign

Da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that underscored raw emotions over the incarceration of a once wildly popular leader who has been engulfed by corruption allegations.

World Baldwin's Trump declares: 'I don't care about America'
Author: 0 Baldwin's Trump declares: 'I don't care about America'

Chang". Trump opened the presser reading a statement, which started with a note to himself: "Do not congratulate Putin", referring to the Russian president's recent re-election (it was the topic of the previous episode's cold open where John Goodman's Rex Tillerson shouted "I'll give you a hint: Putin won!").

World Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Author: 0 Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Wylie said on Sunday that the number of Facebook users whose data was gathered by the British firm could "absolutely" surpass the social media giant's own estimate of 87 million. This week, Facebook raised that number to 87 million. "We now have about 15,000 people working on security and content review and we'll have more than 20,000 by the end of this year", Zuckerberg said on April 4.

World Russian Federation threatens USA with
Author: 0 Russian Federation threatens USA with "tough response" to introduction of sanctions

Russia will not leave new USA sanctions and any future hostile actions without a tough response , the Russian Foreign Ministry has said after Washington announced a new round of restrictions against Moscow. But during a news conference on Tuesday with Baltic leaders, Trump argued that his administration is taking action. But pressure for Washington to take action against Russian Federation has been mounting in a series of disputes reminiscent of Cold War tensions.

World Salman Khan Convicted in Blackbuck Poaching Case; Five Points
Author: 0 Salman Khan Convicted in Blackbuck Poaching Case; Five Points

The "Dabangg" actor was in February 2006 convicted in the blackbuck hunting case, slapped a fine and sentenced to five years in jail. He was served simple dal-roti which he did not eat. Khan, who wore black sunglasses and a figure-hugging black shirt, was escorted under heavy guard to jail where he will spent the night behind bars. The government of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, has challenged his acquittal in the Supreme Court.

World Donald Trump claims China will 'take down' trade barriers
Author: 0 Donald Trump claims China will 'take down' trade barriers

The president also mentioned the dispute may have ended on good terms, saying both countries will continue to have a 'great future'. After the US unveiled a list of $50 billion in potential tariffs on Chinese products, Beijing responded with plans to implement billions in penalties beans, on USA soybeans, cars and other items.

World Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son's body home
Author: 0 Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son's body home

Authorities believe the mysterious crash may have been intentional . The bodies of Jennifer and Sarah Hart were found March 26 inside their vehicle at the rocky shoreline below a cliff. They said the SUV had stopped at a coastal highway overlook before speeding straight off the cliff and plummeting 100 feet into the rocky Pacific Ocean below.

World BJPs Dalit MPs have exposed anti-Dalit Modi govt
Author: 0 BJPs Dalit MPs have exposed anti-Dalit Modi govt

Modi's comment came on the day the Budget Session of Parliament ended with the second part completely disrupted in the wake of a deadlock between the government and the opposition whose no-confidence motion was not taken up for more than a fortnight.

World Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam claims fifth for India
Author: 0 Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam claims fifth for India

The England worldwide matched Yadav performance in clean and jerk and lifted 122kg. Besides, it was a historic day for the Indian women's table tennis team who won the first ever gold at Commonwealth Games. The second lift of 122 kg was unsuccessful but she handled the pressure of the final lift incredibly well. However, Vaivai registered 97 kg to take the lead after the completion of the opening attempts.

World Valverde delights at Barca record
Author: 0 Valverde delights at Barca record

The win saw Barca equal the record longest unbeaten run in LaLiga history and make it 38 league games without defeat. The runaway leader hasn't lost in La Liga in a year. Just as it looked like Barca would have to settle for a one-goal win, Messi was found by Ousmane Dembele at the end of a probing passing move and flicked a looped finish over Cuellar from inside the six-yard box, ensuring a crowd that was becoming restless ultimately went home happy.

World Manchester United stun Manchester City with comeback win
Author: 0 Manchester United stun Manchester City with comeback win

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed why he felt disappointed despite winning the man of the match award in the scintillating 3-2 comeback victory over fierce rivals Manchester City at the Etihad. He said: 'I got the chance to congratulate City. Tammy Abraham cancelled out Jay Rodriguez's opener for West Brom, leaving the home side 10 points from safety with just five games to go.

World The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen
Author: 0 The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

Small and mid-size American hog farmers would be devasted under the new tariffs as the price farmers are paid per pound for their pigs at the sale barns would go down, while consumers would pay more per pound for pork as meat packing plants pass the increase on to consumers at grocers.

Author: 0 The harsh reality of Donald Trump's trade policies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says some business executives have begun to express concerns to Fed officials about the impact of a possible trade war with China . The STOXX Europe index of companies in 17 European countries fell 0.35 percent, with the trade-exposed auto sector the leading sectoral loser, down 1.7 percent.

Author: 0 'No innocent people in Gaza' says Israeli defence minister

Israeli troops murdered seven and injured hundreds more Palestinian protesters on the border of the Gaza Strip on Friday. "For weeks, we have been warning against coming close to the fence and calling on Gaza's residents not to obey the orders of the terror group Hamas and refrain from terror activities and other violent acts against Israel", said the Israeli army's statement.

World Hungary's Orban tipped for re-election
Author: 0 Hungary's Orban tipped for re-election

He claims the European Union, the U.N., Hungarian-American financier George Soros and the civic groups he sponsors are all conspiring to force Hungary to take in thousands of mainly Muslim migrants to weaken its independence and its Christian identity and culture.

World Facebook officials head to Europe to respond to data scandal
Author: 0 Facebook officials head to Europe to respond to data scandal

All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds titled "Protecting Your Information". There has been no official announcement about the new delete feature, and there's a sense that Facebook is reacting to crisis after crisis in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with slap-dash measures on an ad-hoc basis.

World CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India
Author: 0 CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India

The brothers missed out on the medals in the individual event. Ruck also won silver in the 50m freestyle and, alongside Penny Oleksiak, Kayla Sanchez and Rebecca Smith, took silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay. England's 17-year-old Georgia Mae-Fenton added to the nation's medal rush in gymnastics at this year's Games by winning the gold in women's uneven bars finals with a score of 14.600.

World Facebook Admission About Scanning Messenger May Worry Business Users Even More
Author: 0 Facebook Admission About Scanning Messenger May Worry Business Users Even More

The company said, "After Sony Pictures' emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives' communications". According to a report in technology website Tech Crunch on Saturday, unless the "Unsend" feature is released for everyone, Facebook will not unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg's messages.

Author: 0 Palestinians protest along Israel-Gaza border

Protestors are calling for the right of return for refugees and their descendents who fled or were forced to leave their homes after the creation of Israel in 1948. "They are not our enemies", Brig. "We have one intention, not to allow terrorist attacks against our civilians and troops on the other side of the fence".

World Andhra special status: TDP MPs detained during protest outside PM Modi's residence
Author: 0 Andhra special status: TDP MPs detained during protest outside PM Modi's residence

They stayed in the Central Hall even after their two colleagues were taken to hospital as they had taken ill. However, all leaders were detained on the way to the prime minister's residence by the Delhi Police and CRPF. "The MPs who were protesting have been taken into preventive custody". The central government, however, blamed the Andhra Pradesh government for the delay on a special package to the state.

World Ex-South Korean President , Park Guen-Hye jailed for 24 years
Author: 0 Ex-South Korean President , Park Guen-Hye jailed for 24 years

The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president. She has sat out all court sessions, citing "health reasons", after judges made a decision to extend her arrest warrant by six months in October a year ago, due to the risk of Park destroying evidence during her trial.

Author: 0 Moscow says new U.S. sanctions 'aimed at the Russian people'

Dozens of Russian diplomats were expelled from the United States and the Russian consulate in Seattle was shut down in the wake of the Salisbury attack last month. The sanctioning, Weafer added, "sustains the uncertainty factor". Washington has threatened to sanction Russian defense sector entities for quite some time, amid projections that Russian arms exports were set to grow for the first time in five years.