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Texas Baby Dies after Babysitter was Unable to Get Through to 911 Texas Baby Dies after Babysitter was Unable to Get Through to 911
- March 17, 2017

Another Dallas resident has come forward to blame the city's troubled 911 system for their loved one's death. "Whenever a T-Mobile customer calls 911, it creates ghost calls that the system records as 911 hang ups", writes Dallas ABC affiliate WFFA. (more...)
Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules
- March 17, 2017

Trump took the first step toward a legal showdown on Wednesday in MI when he announced that the government will re-examine fuel economy requirements for 2022-2025. MI voters were key to Trump's victory. "To succeed as a country, we have to work together", he says, "we have to fight side by side to protect our industry and to stop the jobs from leaving our country". (more...)
Duterte faces impeachment complaint Duterte faces impeachment complaint
- March 17, 2017

Alejano said in his impeachment complaint that Duterte is not fit for the presidency for his alleged involvement in multiple murder as the alleged mastermind of the Davao Death Squad. "Mere allegations without proof are not evidence". They are not even in the league of Don Quixote. Solicitor Jose Calida says the impeachment motion has no basis. (more...)
Two Injured In French School Shooting Two Injured In French School Shooting
- March 17, 2017

All schools in Grasse were locked down after the late-morning shooting , which led panicked students to flee the school and hide, local authorities said . A shopkeeper opposite the school told Franceinfo he heard "several shots" and three schoolgirls had taken refuge inside his store. He shot in the air and then ran away. (more...)
Somali pirates release ship and hostages with no ransom Somali pirates release ship and hostages with no ransom
- March 17, 2017

He said efforts were under way to free the ship and a regional governor, whose name was not given, had been appointed to lead negotiations with the pirates. "Pirates on the ship fired on us and so the pirate boat escaped", the director general told Reuters news agency. The Aris 13 on Monday reported being approached by two skiffs, John Steed with the organization Oceans Beyond Piracy said. (more...)
NY Jets: Hightower Signs With Patriots NY Jets: Hightower Signs With Patriots
- March 17, 2017

This way, the Patriots not only retained Hightower; they did so without the hard feelings that can accompany the use of the franchise tag. His suitors apparently believed that too. Hightower spent the last week fielding offers and meeting with potential suitors, including the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. (more...)
Here's The Official Trailer for Dave Chappelle's Two Upcoming Netflix Specials Here's The Official Trailer for Dave Chappelle's Two Upcoming Netflix Specials
- March 17, 2017

Netflix is gearing up for the legendary stand-up comic's first concert special in over a decade. Deep in the Heart of Texas was taped in Austin in 2015, and The Age of Spin was filmed previous year in Los Angeles. Simpson. Each hourlong special was self-financed by Chappelle, who's been the recipient of three Emmy nominations over the years for both his Comedy Central series and his comedy specials. (more...)
This Man's Popularity Is Huge Test for Europe This Man's Popularity Is Huge Test for Europe
- March 16, 2017

Today he said: "Whatever the outcome of the election today, the genie will not go back into the bottle. And this patriotic revolution, whether today or tomorrow, will stay", Wilders said, voting earlier. The sheer size of the ballot seems unlikely to put off voters, however. "The question is, do people really want more refugees here?" "My mother has never voted before, but now she has and encouraged the whole family to do so because the situation is serious", said another ... (more...)
Trump in-laws, the Kushners, near $400 million deal with powerful Chinese firm
- March 16, 2017

The details of the agreement, which is being circulated to attract additional investors, were shared with Bloomberg . The property was Kushner's first major foray into high-profile real estate, purchased by Kushner Companies in 2006 for $1.8 billion, the highest sales price for a single building in Manhattan at the time . (more...)
Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency
- March 15, 2017

The New York City Department of Sanitation estimates that it collects an average of 1,700 tons of plastic bags per week, costing $12.5 million per year in disposal expenses. A blizzard warning in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday night for New York City, western Long Island and the lower Mid-Hudson Valley. (more...)
Leipzig's Naby Keita discharged from hospital Leipzig's Naby Keita discharged from hospital
- March 15, 2017

The 22-year-old has been linked with a summer move to either Arsenal or Liverpool as a result, while Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in him too. 'We wouldn't swap Keita with [Paul] Pogba for our style of play'. Keita shares the same agent as Sadio Mane, which has given Liverpool fans some hope in our pursuit of him. (more...)
Milwaukee area hiring outlook improves for second quarter Milwaukee area hiring outlook improves for second quarter
- March 15, 2017

Employers from eight different sectors believe that things will pick up in their line of business, and representatives of seven sectors plan to hire more personnel. The region has a net employment outlook - calculated by subtracting the percent planning to decrease from those planning an increase - of 20 percent. (more...)
RMT strike hits 270000 commuters on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North RMT strike hits 270000 commuters on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North
- March 15, 2017

Northern ran around 40 per cent of trains during yesterday's walkout after asking passengers to leave plenty of time for their journeys and only travel if necessary. Up to 2,000 workers at three rail companies will go on strike. The early-day motion reads: 'That this House welcomes the fact that Northern Rail passengers are now guaranteed a safety-critical train guard on board every Northern Rail train to assist in protecting the safety of the train and passengers, provide advice and ... (more...)
Watch out Allegri, Wenger wants to stay at Arsenal Watch out Allegri, Wenger wants to stay at Arsenal
- March 15, 2017

He's the Mugabe of Arsenal ". Both could be accused of gross economic mismanagement, however, with £30million midfielder Granit Xhaka proving a flop and £17m striker Lucas Perez hardly ever getting a game. "Obviously we are now in the FA Cup semi-final which is very important, and obviously the season might look completely different in a few weeks". We can not underestimate any side in any league in this country, and that's what I've learned. (more...)
Markets Set To Gain After PM Modi's Landslide Victory In Uttar Pradesh Markets Set To Gain After PM Modi's Landslide Victory In Uttar Pradesh
- March 14, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness to see a new record of highest number of women MLAs elected to the new Uttar Pradesh Assembly. "He has to do a very delicate tightrope walk between being reformist and populist", said Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a journalist and biographer of Modi. (more...)
Trump Invites PA Leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House
- March 13, 2017

Following the Trump-Abbas phone call, the Palestinian news agency Wafa quoted Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh as saying that Trump stressed his "commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis". (more...)
ISIS pummeled in Mosul while coalition plots assault on Syrian 'capital' ISIS pummeled in Mosul while coalition plots assault on Syrian 'capital'
- March 13, 2017

This week's deployment is just the latest commitment to that aim. It also risks drawing troops into a long and costly war with unpredictable outcomes. So does this mark the beginning of a more aggressive United States policy in Syria? He added that the USA forces "are our partners within the anti-terror coalition and they have been with us in all of our operations". (more...)
Four-year-old goes missing with stolen auto
- March 12, 2017

With the stolen auto reported west of Toronto, Peel Regional Police asked business and property managers to check if the vehicle might be in their parking lots. Repeated alerts were issued by Toronto police and a frantic search ensued. "The parents had put the child in the vehicle". "At first, we believed this to be an opportunistic theft". (more...)
South Korea Impeachment Protest Death Toll Rises to 3 South Korea Impeachment Protest Death Toll Rises to 3
- March 12, 2017

Election authorities expressed concern over growing tensions in the lead-up to polls to elect a new president, while newspaper editorials called for an end to ongoing street protests. His trial began yesterday. Both Park and her friend denied the accusations. The court announced its plan on Wednesday to make a final ruling on the impeachment motion on Friday . (more...)
Immigrant Daniela Vargas to be released today Immigrant Daniela Vargas to be released today
- March 11, 2017

The 22-year-old immigration rights activist was arrested shortly after speaking at a press conference on March 1 about her father and brother, both of whom were arrested on February 15 by U.S. Vargas was brought to the U.S. by her family from their native Argentina when she was just 7, Peterson previously told BuzzFeed News. ICE's assertion that her detention is "routine" is absurd and seems anything but. (more...)
To mesh Syria fight, US, Turkey, Russia brass talk
- March 10, 2017

No comment could immediately be obtained from Turkish government officials. It was unclear whether other aid organizations have been similarly affected, and Turkish government officials could not immediately be reached for comment. A Pentagon official said, yesterday, that the US troops are in Manbij to "reassure and deter". The top generals from Turkey, the United States and Russian Federation met Tuesday to discuss developments in Syria and Iraq as Syrian government forces made ... (more...)
Trump loves to bash China. He's also trademarking new businesses there Trump loves to bash China. He's also trademarking new businesses there
- March 10, 2017

China has given a speedy go-ahead to 38 new Trump trademarks, which will allow U.S. president Donald Trump and his family to use the brand to expand a range of businesses, including hotels, insurance, mobile libraries, security firms and even escort services. (more...)
Official denies son of Kim Jong-nam is in Taiwan Official denies son of Kim Jong-nam is in Taiwan
- March 10, 2017

The video , made Kim Han Sol who has been given the nickname "Han Solo", makes no request but can be seen as a call for help against the murderous North Korean leader. Kim died shortly after the attack. If Donald Trump were to offer asylum to Kim Jong-nam and his family, it would at the least, keep this family alive and at best, offer hope to 25 million North Koreans citizens under an iron rule. (more...)
Meet the Trumps: First Lady Melania opens White House doors
- March 09, 2017

The tour group, many of whom were 5th grade students from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Ala., cheered. Video shows an overly enthused Trump greeting the crowd and inviting one of the young boys, identified by the AP as 10-year old Jack Cornish, to pose with him for a picture. (more...)
Two-thirds of Americans want special prosecutor for Trump-Russia investigation Two-thirds of Americans want special prosecutor for Trump-Russia investigation
- March 09, 2017

According to reports published during the time , which have resurfaced again now, Trump had met with a representative of the Russian government briefly in the United States capital about six months before Election Day. Last week, Sessions recused himself from being involved in any future investigations into possible Russian meddling in the presidential election. (more...)
8 dead, 28 injured in stampede for free Church food 8 dead, 28 injured in stampede for free Church food
- March 08, 2017

Zambian police, while confirming the incident said an inquiry has been opened to find out what happened. Eight people are dead and 28 injured after a stampede during food handouts at a youth centre in Zambia's capital, Lusaka. Police ordered the church that had been distributing corn meal, cooking oil and salt, to halt the handouts. Southern Africa has been hit by a severe drought since 2015 , and food prices in Zambia have risen. (more...)
White Rhino Killed, Horn Taken, From French Zoo White Rhino Killed, Horn Taken, From French Zoo
- March 08, 2017

Vince's death is believed to be the first time a zoo animal in Europe has been killed by poachers. "I was a bit surprised, but at the same time, it sort of seems like the next step in the crisis", Sieffert told Live Science. He came to Paris in 2015 with one of the zoo's other rhinos. The demand has led to a huge spike in poaching. A recent report by an global consortium of conservation groups found that poaching has been on a stratospheric trajectory. (more...)
Women's Day: Push for 'Female' Traffic Signals Causes a Stir in Australia Women's Day: Push for 'Female' Traffic Signals Causes a Stir in Australia
- March 08, 2017

Therefore, traffic signs throughout one of the city's main intersections are now being replaced with lights that display dress-clad female figures. Ten lights at a crossing in the heart of the city will feature the tweaked signals for the next 12 months as a trial, reports the Guardian . (more...)
Lawyer says Afghan family detained in LA is released Lawyer says Afghan family detained in LA is released
- March 08, 2017

The father, mother and three young children - ages 6, 7 and 8 months - arrived at Los Angeles International Airport last Thursday and were immediately detained. They're not identified because of security reasons and are called "Does" in the court papers. Federal officials have not said why they detained the family. (more...)
Netanyahu to urge Putin to block permanent foothold for Iran in Syria Netanyahu to urge Putin to block permanent foothold for Iran in Syria
- March 08, 2017

Iran, which, like Sunni-majority Syria, is ruled by a Shia government, was a longtime backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose government has allied with Russian Federation in its attacks on Islamic State militants, unaffiliated rebels and, in many cases, civilians . (more...)
Skyxe Saskatoon Airport named best in North America Skyxe Saskatoon Airport named best in North America
- March 08, 2017

Other U.S. airports receiving 2016 Airport Service Quality Awards included Indianapolis in the 5 to 15 million category, Tampa in the 15 to 25 million category and Dallas-Fort Worth in the over 40 million category. The friendliest airport staff in the world can be found at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, according to the results of a new survey. IND was one of more than 300 participating in the survey. (more...)
Cholera kills 110 people in Somalia Cholera kills 110 people in Somalia
- March 07, 2017

Mohamed Hassan Fiqi, Minister of Agriculture for south-west state in Somalia, said the cholera situation was out of control and requested emergency aid from the government and global community. The drought has led to a spread of acute watery diarrhea, cholera and measles, and almost 5.5 million people are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases. (more...)
Turkish President Erdogan compares German rally ban to 'Nazi practices' Turkish President Erdogan compares German rally ban to 'Nazi practices'
- March 06, 2017

Tensions flared between Ankara and Berlin Friday over the cancellation of two Turkish Cabinet members' rallies in Germany, and the ongoing detention in Turkey of a German newspaper reporter. "We don't want to see the Nazi world anymore", said Erdogan at a political meeting in Istanbul. "We are mistaken", he added. Ten percent of Turkish exports go to Germany. (more...)
West Indies vs England
- March 06, 2017

Root, 90 not out from 127 balls, and Woakes, unbeaten on 68 from 83, were ice-cool under sunny skies, however, chasing down the target on the exhausted pitch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with 10 balls remaining to take a 2-0 lead into Thursday's final match in Barbados. (more...)
Thousands flee anti-IS offensives in Iraq and Syria Thousands flee anti-IS offensives in Iraq and Syria
- March 06, 2017

Doctors in an urgent care hospital in the nearby city of Irbil say they began receiving patients showing symptoms of chemical weapons exposure on Thursday. Hala Jaber, a spokeswoman for the agency's operations in Mosul, said most of the families who recently fled western Mosul were taken by government buses and trucks to the Hamam al-Alil area, southwest of Mosul. (more...)
US Will Temporarily Suspend Expedited Processing for H-1B Visas
- March 06, 2017

The United States offers 85,000 H-1B visas every year, most of which are snapped up by Indian outsourcers whose employees fill a skill gap in U.S. engineering. Apparently, the reason for this temporary suspension is to "process long-pending petitions". By temporarily suspending premium processing, the agency said it will be able to process long-pending petitions, which it has now been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium ... (more...)
Syrian peace talks concludes in Geneva Syrian peace talks concludes in Geneva
- March 05, 2017

The additional basket, said de Mistura, "addresses within the context of the overall transitional political process, issues related to strategies of counterterrorism, security governance and also medium-term confidence building measures". Despite those contacts, Russian Federation accused the main opposition of trying to sabotage the talks by refusing to unite with two smaller dissident groups which have no military muscle but have Moscow's blessing as opposition voices. (more...)
Allied militia agrees to hand villages to Syrian government Allied militia agrees to hand villages to Syrian government
- March 05, 2017

Russian and Syrian regime troops entering Manbij might be beneficial for the United States, as it could prevent Turkish and YPG forces - both of whom are U.S. The SDF includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, viewed by Turkey as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group that has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey. (more...)
Northern Ireland bids to break political deadlock in snap election Northern Ireland bids to break political deadlock in snap election
- March 04, 2017

The former first minister said he believes a major negotiation of the kind Sinn Féin is seeking can not be completed in the time legally available before a fresh election should be triggered. Many voters say they are fed up with sectarian bickering and plan to stay at home in a province where turnout has fallen at each of the last four elections to the lowest level among the United Kingdom regions. (more...)
Mexican politician climbs border fence to show Trump's wall is 'absurd' Mexican politician climbs border fence to show Trump's wall is 'absurd'
- March 04, 2017

President Donald Trump that his idea of building a barrier between the two countries is "absurd" and "unnecessary". 'It would be simple for me to jump into the United States, which shows that it is unnecessary and totally absurd to build a wall'. (more...)