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Facebook probed over data-sharing deals with world’s biggest tech firms Facebook probed over data-sharing deals with world’s biggest tech firms
- March 15, 2019

Each of these companies had struck agreements with Facebook that allowed them to access users' personal information. " We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged that we will continue to do so ", Facebook said in a statement. (more...)
Beto O'Rourke's presidential ambitions get reality check from Ellen K. Beto O'Rourke's presidential ambitions get reality check from Ellen K.
- March 15, 2019

Ted Cruz past year for the Senate to another newcomer when it comes to experience: Abraham Lincoln. In the article, O'Rourke did not outright say he is running, be he said things like "I want to run". And he was the only presidential prospect interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, who appeared genuinely excited last month about the prospect of an O'Rourke White House run. (more...)
Brexit vote latest: MPs vote to reject no deal 'under any circumstance' Brexit vote latest: MPs vote to reject no deal 'under any circumstance'
- March 14, 2019

After two-and-a-half years of tortuous divorce negotiations with the European Union and two failed attempts to get her exit deal ratified by parliament , May said she would vote against a no-deal exit that investors fear would spook financial markets, dislocate supply chains and damage the world's fifth largest economy. (more...)
Brazil school shooting: Eight dead, including six children
- March 14, 2019

Before entering the Raul Brasil school in Suzano, a city on the eastern outskirts of metropolitan Sao Paulo , the assailants, former pupils aged 17 and 25, shot and killed the owner of a auto rental agency from which they had stolen a vehicle. (more...)
Algerian president withdraws bid for re-election Algerian president withdraws bid for re-election
- March 14, 2019

According to the time frame outlined, a national conference supposed to "represent all the currents of the society" must fix a date for the next presidential election and to present, at the end of 2019, a new constitution which will be put to a popular referendum. (more...)
Boeing to upgrade software in 737 MAX 8 fleet in 'weeks' Boeing to upgrade software in 737 MAX 8 fleet in 'weeks'
- March 14, 2019

The shares have tripled, boosting the company's market value by $140 billion and making Boeing the most valuable USA industrial company. "We need to wait and see what the outcome of the investigation will be", he added. Air Canada's fleet of 737 Max airliners carry between 9,000 and 12,000 passengers a day. The airline Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, said any decision about cancelling the order would be premature . (more...)
House Democrats take aim at Trump's 2020 budget request House Democrats take aim at Trump's 2020 budget request
- March 14, 2019

Democrats were appalled by steep cuts Trump wants to make in many key domestic programs. The budget would slash Medicaid by $1.5 trillion, Medicare by $845 billion, Social Security by $25 billion, college education spending by $207 billion, and the food stamps program by $220 billion. (more...)
California governor to impose moratorium on executions California governor to impose moratorium on executions
- March 14, 2019

More than 900 people have been sentenced to death in California since 1978 but only 13 have been executed. California voters have repeatedly rejected abolishing capital punishment but there is a court imposed moratorium on the death penalty. (more...)
The Web Is 30. Here's What Its Inventor Thinks The Web Is 30. Here's What Its Inventor Thinks
- March 13, 2019

In an open letter to mark the occasion, Mr Berners-Lee made a fairly damaging assessment of his creation, 30 years on, warning: "I'm very concerned about nastiness and misinformation spreading". As The Associated Press reports , "Berners-Lee has since become a sort of father figure for the internet community, been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II , and named as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century by Time magazine". (more...)
Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo
- March 12, 2019

One of the female jaguars attacked the woman, leaving her with "non-life threatening injuries" to her arm. The jaguar will not be put down. Kristy Morcum, spokesperson for Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona , told Azfamily that the woman returned to the park and apologized, saying she "feels awful about the bad publicity the zoo is getting regarding the incident". (more...)
Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy
- March 12, 2019

And for the longest time, Tucker Carlson was kind of duking it out between, you know, Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, uh, Laura Ingram over who could be the most disgusting, but Tucker Carlson , thanks to media matters , has now taken the lead as the most disgusting human being to work at Fox News . (more...)
California Police Identify Dead Girl’s Body Found In Duffel Bag California Police Identify Dead Girl’s Body Found In Duffel Bag
- March 12, 2019

Trinity Love Jones pictured with her mother's boyfriend, Emiel Hunt .Why didn't Trinity Love Jones mother report her daughter missing? "Although the Coroner's Office determined the death to be a homicide, the cause of death is being withheld", LASD's statement reported. (more...)
Kim Jong-nam murder: suspect Siti Aisyah released after charge dropped Kim Jong-nam murder: suspect Siti Aisyah released after charge dropped
- March 12, 2019

He said Huong was distressed and felt the ruling was unfair to her since the judge previously had found a murder case against them both should go forward. "We are hoping against hope that the charges against her will be dropped", said Teh Poh Teik, Huong's lawyer. Indonesia's Foreign Ministry brought Aisyah's parents to Jakarta, where they are expected to meet their daughter when she arrives, her mother Benah told CNN. (more...)
Trump's 2020 budget request to seek $8.6 billion for border wall Trump's 2020 budget request to seek $8.6 billion for border wall
- March 12, 2019

By refusing to raise the budget caps, Trump is signaling a fight ahead. "But his budget does the exact opposite of what he promised the American people". He also said Mexico would pay for it, though the Mexican government has repeatedly refused to finance the project. It asks for $8.6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. (more...)
Storm Gareth: What to expect when he hits N.I. on Tuesday Storm Gareth: What to expect when he hits N.I. on Tuesday
- March 12, 2019

Met Éireann has issued three weather warnings , affecting the entire Republic of Ireland, as Storm Gareth prepares to make its presence felt. The warning comes into effect today at 11am and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow. Northern Ireland will be the first area the severe weather conditions hit, starting at 3pm on Tuesday and stretching all the way through to midday on Wednesday. (more...)
Ethiopian airliner crash: 2 Nigerians among casualties Ethiopian airliner crash: 2 Nigerians among casualties
- March 11, 2019

The crash occurred at Addis Ababa on Sunday. Carleton president Benoit-Antoine Bacon said Pius Adesanmi was the Director of African Studies and a professor in the school's English Department. As the sun set, the airline's chief operating officer said the plane's flight data recorder had not yet been found. Black body bags were spread out nearby while Red Cross and other workers looked for remains. (more...)
Pakistan's High Commissioner to India returns to his post in New Delhi Pakistan's High Commissioner to India returns to his post in New Delhi
- March 10, 2019

Wang's comments came in anticipation United Nations vote to condemn Masood Azhar, the head of the Pakistan-based JEM terrorist group. It is, however, unclear whether this "preventative detention", as Pakistan described it, will lead to criminal prosecutions and justice being served, he said. (more...)
Lavalin loses bid to negotiate agreement to avoid criminal trial Lavalin loses bid to negotiate agreement to avoid criminal trial
- March 10, 2019

Remember your reactions?" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to a crowd at Western University's Alumni Hall, January 13, 2017. She speculated that she was shuffled from the attorney general position to veterans affairs minister because of her refusal to act. (more...)
Sherrod Brown Not Running For President In 2020 Sherrod Brown Not Running For President In 2020
- March 10, 2019

I want you to be the first to know that we've decided the best place for me to continue fighting for the people of OH and for the dignity of all workers across the country is in the U.S. Brown's decision may open some breathing room for other Democrats who were making similar, populist arguments and who had overlapping allies in the labor movement and on the left. (more...)
Snow And Strong Winds Set To Batter Country Over The Weekend Snow And Strong Winds Set To Batter Country Over The Weekend
- March 10, 2019

Wednesday .and maybe Thursday . With snow, ice and strong winds arriving on Sunday , experts have cautioned the public to expect injuries, delays and loss of power. Some thunderstorms are also possible, with as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain possible across the area. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province. (more...)
Trump to Sign Disaster Declaration for Alabama Tornado Victims - Pence Trump to Sign Disaster Declaration for Alabama Tornado Victims - Pence
- March 09, 2019

Smith said it's "mind blowing" she survived. He also planned to thank first responders. Despite the forecasts and warnings, nearly two dozen people died in an EF-4 tornado that hit Beauregard, Ala., according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
United Kingdom police probe suspect package link to London explosives United Kingdom police probe suspect package link to London explosives
- March 08, 2019

Commander Clarke Jarrett, from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "Due to similarities in the package, its markings and the type of device that was recovered in Glasgow, we are treating it as being linked to the three packages we're investigating in London". (more...)
Homeless vet and woman plead guilty in $400,000 GoFundMe scheme Homeless vet and woman plead guilty in $400,000 GoFundMe scheme
- March 08, 2019

The charge that Bobbitt pleaded guilty to carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In November 2017, McClure and D'Amico allegedly created a page on GoFundMe's website detailing how Bobbitt acted as a "good Samaritan" and rescued McClure. (more...)
US trade deficit for goods reached record $891B in 2018 US trade deficit for goods reached record $891B in 2018
- March 08, 2019

Peter Roskam, R-Ill., said at Monday's University of Chicago event. Others have argued that Trump's tariffs have acted as a tax on consumers. The Commerce Department on Tuesday began investigating whether imports of titanium sponges, used in chemical plants and military hardware, represent a national security threat. (more...)
Venezuela: US journalist reportedly arrested in early-morning raid Venezuela: US journalist reportedly arrested in early-morning raid
- March 07, 2019

Weddle is the latest in a string of foreign journalists to be detained in Venezuela . A government statement said Kriener "showed up at Maiquetia worldwide airport to witness the arrival of the deputy in contempt of the country, Juan Guaido". (more...)
White House blasts Democrats' 'disgraceful and abusive' probe White House blasts Democrats' 'disgraceful and abusive' probe
- March 07, 2019

It is also an indication of the Democrats' current strategy - to flood the administration with oversight requests, keeping Trump and his associates on trial publicly and also playing a long game when it comes to possible impeachment. Cohen pleaded guilty November 29 in the special counsel's investigation to lying to Congress in 2017 about the extent of his efforts to secure a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. (more...)
Michael Bloomberg Won't Run For President Michael Bloomberg Won't Run For President
- March 07, 2019

Mr. Bloomberg also expects to be heavily involved in the 2020 general election, organizing and funding opposition to Mr. Trump. "While there would be no higher honor than serving as president , my highest obligation as a citizen is to help the country the best way I can, right now", Bloomberg said in an op-ed published by Bloomberg Opinion. (more...)
Canadian treasury board minister quits over SNC-Lavalin scandal Canadian treasury board minister quits over SNC-Lavalin scandal
- March 07, 2019

Philpott was among the few Cabinet ministers to publicly side with her. Also booked for a spot on the party fundraising circuit tonight: Finance Minister Bill Morneau , who will join former Olympic kayaker turned Liberal hopeful Adam van Koeverden at a $1,000-a-head reception in downtown Toronto and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland , who, after another day spent trumpeting the potential benefits of the new North American free trade deal to Quebec workers, is set to team up with ... (more...)
US President Donald Trump to 'end' India’s preferential trade treatment US President Donald Trump to 'end' India’s preferential trade treatment
- March 06, 2019

According to Times of India ( ToI ), the commerce secretary said: "India exports goods worth $5.6 billion under the GSP and the duty benefit is only $190 million annually". The GSP programme provides additional benefits for products from least developed countries. Exports to the United States from India under GSP - at $5.58 billion - was over 12 per cent of India's total goods exports of $45.2 billion to the U.S. (more...)
House to demand documents from Trump son House to demand documents from Trump son
- March 06, 2019

Mueller's investigation, which is centered on suspected collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, is believed to be nearing its conclusion. The area known for its dairy farms, meat production and small breweries will be heavily targeted by presidential campaigns after Trump's narrow win in Wisconsin in 2016 helped deliver him the White House. (more...)
Pakistan arrests key suspects over attack in Indian Kashmir Pakistan arrests key suspects over attack in Indian Kashmir
- March 06, 2019

The 44 detentions announced by Pakistan included the son and brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar. Tensions have eased since then and on Monday a train service between Pakistan and India is set to be resumed. FILE - Maulana Masood Azhar, Muslim cleric and leader of the militant group fighting in Indian-held Kashmir against Indian forces arrives at Karachi airport, January 22, 2000. (more...)
Man Killed By Lion He Kept At Home
- March 06, 2019

Michal Prasek's father found his mangled body in the lion's cage which had been locked from the inside. The cats were shot dead by police called to the scene in the village of Zdechov, in Vsetin District in the Zlin Region. A lack of alternative facilities in the Czech Republic, or any evidence of animal cruelty, also meant the lions could not be forcibly removed. Prasek was in the news in June 2018 when a cyclist crashed into his lioness while Prasek was taking her for a walk. (more...)
Car hits pedestrians and bicyclists in New Orleans, killing two people Car hits pedestrians and bicyclists in New Orleans, killing two people
- March 06, 2019

Toney faces two counts of vehicular homicide, seven counts of vehicular negligent injury, hit and run, and reckless operation. Ferguson added that the suspect, who drove a black sports vehicle, said nothing at the scene. Just two years ago a drunk driver drove into a crowd people of during Endymion's 2017 parade leaving more than 30 people injured. The span of the scene could be seen from the wreckage left behind: A mangled bike was near Cabrini Park, on its side under a yellow traffic sign, ... (more...)
Maxine Waters bucks Democratic leadership in unhinged Twitter tirade against Trump Maxine Waters bucks Democratic leadership in unhinged Twitter tirade against Trump
- March 06, 2019

It stressed Pyongyang's unwavering will to fundamentally end military hostilities between the two Koreas and bring about lasting peace on the peninsula. "That was my position long before I become President". He died in 2017 after returning to the United States in a coma. "The best thing North Korea could do right now would be to give us a full accounting of what happened and who was responsible for it", Mr Bolton said to CNN's Jake Tapper. (more...)
What Rand Paul’s Opposition to Trump’s Emergency Means for Other Republicans What Rand Paul’s Opposition to Trump’s Emergency Means for Other Republicans
- March 05, 2019

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Saturday that he will vote to block President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border-potentially providing the tipping-point vote that would allow Congress to block Trump's attempt to use the declaration to obtain funding for a border wall. (more...)
Biggest winter storm of '19 expected Sunday into Monday Biggest winter storm of '19 expected Sunday into Monday
- March 05, 2019

Before moving east, the storm brought heavy snow to the Plains and Midwest over the weekend. "If anyone has to be out during the storm, it is advisable to heed all travel restrictions and guidelines on area roads". Travel could be very hard, the weather service said. "Plan to give yourself extra travel time and use mass transit". The emergency has been declared was more than 12,000 homes and businesses across New Jersey have experienced power cuts. (more...)
Top House Dems Request Documents from WH on Trump’s Communications With Putin Top House Dems Request Documents from WH on Trump’s Communications With Putin
- March 05, 2019

Among those targeted by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee are the president's sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump , WikiLeaks, White House aide and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg , former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Don McGahn . (more...)
House Dems Will Vote On Resolution Addressing Omar's Latest Remarks On Israel House Dems Will Vote On Resolution Addressing Omar's Latest Remarks On Israel
- March 05, 2019

In an attempt to defend her comments, she said a lot of people think because she is Muslim, every comment she makes about Israel is anti-Semitic. Omar, who is Muslim, later said: "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is O.K. (more...)
Executive order on campus free speech planned Executive order on campus free speech planned
- March 05, 2019

President Donald Trump on Saturday (March 2) attacked US Special Counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his report on alleged Russian Federation collusion by the Trump campaign in 2016 and said his political opponents were "trying to take me out with bu****it". (more...)
President Trump says he'll issue order protecting campus free speech President Trump says he'll issue order protecting campus free speech
- March 04, 2019

US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit. "I saw little shifty Schiff yesterday". No planes, no energy. Let's hurry up, darling, is the wind blowing today? "I'd like to watch television, darling". Trump is likely on strong footing with the proposed executive order, said Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an associate professor of education at American University. (more...)