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Texas Senate passes bill requiring school bus seat belts

Texas Senate passes bill requiring school bus seat belts In a push to combat campus sexual assault, the Texas Legislature is moving to pardon victims from criminal charges for underage drinking. Federal law doesn't require passenger seat belts on the big yellow school buses that most students ride. [Full Article...]

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russian Federation probe

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top lawmakers on the committee, told reporters on Tuesday that Flynn inappropriately received almost $34,000 for a 2015 speech in Moscow for the Russian propaganda outlet RT. [Full Article...]

Red Cross helps families on Giving Day

Red Cross helps families on Giving Day Red Cross's corporate partner, Albertsons, is conducting a customer donation program to support their #Help1Family campaign, leading up to and on Giving Day. "Konica Minolta's generous gift will help us provide help and hope to families when they need it most". "Today is Giving Day at the American Red Cross". [Full Article...]

China warns US, North Korea to cool aggressive posturing

China warns US, North Korea to cool aggressive posturing North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his "aggressive" tweets were "making trouble". Threats and bluster are part of a familiar and long-running game of brinkmanship between the US and North Korea, but this time the situation has been made more unsafe by two volatile new playe... [Full Article...]

Air China temporarily suspends flights to Pyongyang

North Korea's vice foreign minister said the country's rumored next nuclear test would take place any time the leadership decides. Fears over the North's rogue weapons programme have soared in recent days, with a United States naval strike force deployed near the Korean peninsula, while President Donald Trump has warned the threat "will be taken care of" and Pyongyang has vowed a "merci... [Full Article...]

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Mattis's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, comes just days after an attack on a northern army base that left more than 100 Afghan soldiers dead or wounded. Mr Ghani declared Sunday a day of mourning, ordering flags to be flown at half mast. The German military, which has led much of the advising effort in northern Afghanistan, said after the attack it would continue to work with the Afgha... [Full Article...]

Scherzer pitches 7 scoreless innings, Nats beat Braves 3-1

Scherzer pitches 7 scoreless innings, Nats beat Braves 3-1 Down two and with the bases loaded, Chase d'Arnaud appeared to strike out swinging against Shawn Kelley . Kelley then threw the same pitch to d'Arnaud, who swung and missed again, to end the game officially. First baseman Freddie Freeman has reached base in each of his past 10 plate appearances, with two hits and two walks Tuesday lifting his average to.426. [Full Article...]

New England Patriots Call Out The New York Times' Lack Of Context

And here Trump had expected Belichick, who was barely audible during his remarks Wednesday, to tone down what he had originally written. The New England Patriots responded by tweeting that the photos "lack context", writing that in 2015, 40 football staff members stood on the steps and this year, those staff members sat on the lawn. [Full Article...]

US will honour refugee deal Trump dubbed 'dumb', Pence tells Australia

Trump apparently grew so frustrated with the phone call that he hung up on the prime minister. Roads were closed throughout Sydney for the visit, which included a trip to Sydney's Australian Museum with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and meetings with business leaders, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and opposition leader Bill Shorten. [Full Article...]

SAA flights cancelled and delayed as cabin crew strike

SAA flights cancelled and delayed as cabin crew strike The employees are demanding meal allowance of 170 USA dollars from 131 dollars a day when traveling overseas, which they claim has been stagnant for the last six years. The airline said it was doing everything possible to find common ground and settle matters that were now under discussion. "Negotiations are ongoing and the company remains optimistic that the strike action could be averted". [Full Article...]

New Orleans workers are receiving death threats for removing Confederate monuments

The Liberty Place monument is the first of four monuments to come down under the direction of Landrieu and a Democrat-majority city council, which voted in 2015 to remove the monuments, according to FOX 8 News . Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, which are located at the center of major throughways in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said the statues will go to storage while the city look... [Full Article...]

Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK' Trump was not wearing the earpiece that would have provided him with English translation when the Gentiloni in Italian characterized the US' role in Libya as "critical". He also dwelled on the "common commitment against terrorism" between Rome and Washington as well as the necessity to socially and economically collaborate with Muslim communities to effectively combat it. [Full Article...]

Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers

Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers According to the Department of Labor Larger tech companies Like Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft also depend on the program. Universities and other nonprofit or governmental research organizations are exempt from the cap on new H-1B visas, which are otherwise limited to 85,000 per year. [Full Article...]

Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say

Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say While at the scene, Michael Casteel ignored an officer who tried to stop him from running back into the burning building. Casteel, charged with obstructing a firefighter or law enforcement official, was booked into the Minnehaha County jail (where he is locked up in lieu of $300 bond). [Full Article...]

95 arrested during 5-day ICE operation in SE Texas

95 arrested during 5-day ICE operation in SE Texas Seven counties were included in the roundup, including Harris and Brazoria. ICE said statewide, 19 of those arrested had criminal records with, petit theft and driving without a license charges. Preparations are being made between the Smith County information technology department and ICE to install fingerprint equipment in the Smith County Jail, which will be connected to the ICE fingerprint da... [Full Article...]

Sarin gas likely used in Syria attack that provoked U.S. response: watchdog

One US defense official said that the warplanes moved appeared to be most if not all of the Syrian government's operational aircraft. A senior military official told AP Israeli military intelligence estimates that Assad has "between one and three tons" of chemical weapons. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump gives Donald cheeky reminder during anthem

There had been some hand-wringing over whether the Trump administration would be able to pull off a successful event. The first lady's plans have been no secret, with officials saying in November that she and Barron would continue to live at Trump Tower in NY until Barron completed his current school year. [Full Article...]

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power Navy ships conducted exercises with South Korea and Japan. Gen Pak Yong Sik told a meeting of thousands of senior military and civilian officials: "The situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula is so tense that a nuclear war may break out due to the frantic war drills of the USA imperialists and their vassal forces for aggression". [Full Article...]

Norwegian Air takes fares fight to Asia with new London-Singapore route

Norwegian Air takes fares fight to Asia with new London-Singapore route From September 28, it will offer four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter. The new Singapore route will offer more than 300 seats per flight in both economy and premium cabins. Travellers from Singapore will have access to London and a plethora of destinations in Europe and even the United States using Norwegian's global network. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort to Register as Foreign Agent

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, also plans to register with the Justice Department for work he did for the same group, the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. "Since before the 2016 election, Mr. Manafort has been in discussions with federal authorities about the advisability of registering under FARA for some of his past political work". [Full Article...]


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