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Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together

Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together Less than two weeks after the conclusion of the FCC's mandated quiet period, Comcast and Charter have forged an alliance to pursue collaborative technology development in the wireless space. Additionally, the two companies have agreed not to sign any independent agreements with United States national mobile carriers for a full year, precluding the possibility of a potential merger between ... [Full Article...]

French Elections: Marine Le Pen Campaign Hits Back at 'Plagiarism' Accusations

Francois Fillon, the former Republicans candidate, first delivered the speech extolling France and its virtues on April 15, just two weeks before Le Pen's discourse on Monday. French independent presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he had two candidates in mind for the position of the country's prime minister. [Full Article...]

Macron wins French presidency, promises more lawmakers new to politics

Macron wins French presidency, promises more lawmakers new to politics His was a positive vision of economic reform, social inclusion and multilateralism. Le Pen says the 10.6 million votes she won on Sunday will make her party the leading opposition. His firm support for the accord signed by 175 countries at the United Nations previous year stands in contrast with Trump, who has threatened to pull out of the deal. [Full Article...]

Family sues Texas officer, department in 15-year-old's death

Family sues Texas officer, department in 15-year-old's death And a white officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, pleaded guilty that day to federal civil rights charges in the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015. Last week Jordan Edwards' father filed a lawsuit against Roy Oliver the officer and his department, accusing the department of inadequately training the officer and ignoring warning signs that he was prone to erratic behavior. [Full Article...]

Pastor: Texas' Abbott urges churches to back 'bathroom bill'

Pastor: Texas' Abbott urges churches to back 'bathroom bill' The law , which takes effect in September and which critics say is the most anti-immigrant since a 2010 Arizona law, will allow police officers to ask about the immigration status of anyone they detain, including during routine traffic stops. [Full Article...]

Head of IS in Afghanistan killed, confirms U.S. and Afghan officials

Head of IS in Afghanistan killed, confirms U.S. and Afghan officials Logari was responsible for ordering a March attack on a military hospital in Kabul, according to the office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, which also confirmed the terror leader's death. They will simply put another leader in place, he said. "It is often more important to thin out the middle tier of jihadist organizations, as this tier contains the operatives who actually plan and execute o... [Full Article...]

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

During a congressional hearing here, Yates told US lawmakers the fact that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about his telephone conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States could have created a "compromise situation". [Full Article...]

Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn before inauguration

The pair spoke several times over the next two days, with McGahn asking Yates how Flynn had fared during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier that week - she did not answer - and why it was the business of the Justice Department if White House officials had misled each other. [Full Article...]

Students to commence NAPLAN tests this week

Students to commence NAPLAN tests this week From 2020, all Year 12 students in NSW must reach the minimum standard of numeracy and literacy to receive a HSC. Students can demonstrate they have met the standard by achieving a band 8 in their year 9 NAPLAN reading, writing and numeracy tests or a pass in the online literacy and numeracy test in years 10, 11 or 12. [Full Article...]

What does council vote tell us about general election?

They want to pick fights with Europe. "SNP MPs like Pete Wishart will be MPs that go to Westminster to stand up for Scotland, make Scotland's voice heard and protect Scotland's interests", said Ms Sturgeon. "Labour will run a positive campaign that rejects the divisiveness of the Tories and their plans for a hard Brexit, and the divisiveness of the SNP's plans for a second independence referend... [Full Article...]

Sinclair to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach

Jessell was part of a conference call with Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair, who said there are 14 markets where Tribune has stations that overlap with Sinclair. According to a report by the Associated Press , Sinclair has 173 stations, including KENV in Salt Lake City, KOMO in Seattle and WKRC in Cincinnati. [Full Article...]

Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea In a satellite interview with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana's senior senator and a physician, will appear on tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss health care in America. "My dream was to become an out of touch Hollywood elitist, and I guess it came true". "We've had a dozen doctor's appointments since our son had surgery". [Full Article...]

Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

That compares to the 394 seats the party won in 2012. Ms Davidson said the results showed "only the Scottish Conservatives have the strength to fight back against the SNP". "We denied the SNP a majority at Holyrood previous year". "However, despite our differences all the parties are now going to have to find a way to work together and Jim Logue is certainly someone I intend to speak to over t... [Full Article...]

Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Viola said after the race on Saturday, this one is for the dreamers. This streak also speaks to the quality of these recent winners, which, besides Always Dreaming, also include Orb, California Chrome, American Pharoah and Nyquist. "He always tries", said Asmussen. He got his dream run. He ran well to the wire. "He's not a great work horse, but he worked good and we're happy with him", Walsh said. [Full Article...]

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

The statement, carried by North Korea's official news agency and read on state TV, didn't describe how the alleged plot was broken up or give the full name of the North Korean suspect, identifying him only by his surname, Kim, and didn't say whether anyone else was in custody. [Full Article...]

Travel ban opponents demonstrate at courthouse

The post Trump hopes for a win as USA court mulls travel ban appeared first on Vanguard News. Trump, who has made immigration restrictions one of the pillars of his presidency, issued the original executive order ("Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States") on January 27. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour party pledges Brexit rethink

UK's Labour party pledges Brexit rethink Starmer said that options should not be taken off the table before the negotiations had even begun but added that unreformed membership of the single market and the free movement it entails would not be an option. Starmer said the Labour Party believes in building a new relationship with the European Union, not as members but as partners. "And they should not be used as bargaining chips", Labo... [Full Article...]

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in United States special forces raid

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in United States special forces raid The U.S. military has dealt a major blow to an already degraded but resilient ISIS-K in recent months. Joscelyn said the threat posed by ISIS-K, which at the peak of its powers in early 2016 controlled or contested about 2 percent of Afghanistan's 407 districts, is dwarfed by that of the Taliban, which now controls or contests at least 40 percent despite having been targeted by US and coalition ... [Full Article...]

Police pour in to Paris' train station, evacuate passengers

Police pour in to Paris' train station, evacuate passengers Police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told the AP that the operation was to remove "doubt", but would not elaborate or say whether anyone was injured. France is under a state of emergency imposed after a series of Islamic extremist attacks. [Full Article...]

Health Care repeal passes US House

If there's a lesson to be reminded of this week as the American Health Care Act moves to the U.S. Senate, it's this: Republicans really want to vote yes to repeal Obamacare. Read: A trillion dollars in tax cuts is riding on the House health bill. Democrats counter that Obamacare helped 20 million Americans gain health coverage and saved thousands of lives by barring insurers from denying... [Full Article...]


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