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California woman who drove family off cliff was drunk

California woman who drove family off cliff was drunk Greg Baarts, acting assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's northern division, said preliminary data from the SUV's air bag module suggested that the vehicle probably came to a stop at a gravel pullout roughly 70 feet from the cliff before it accelerated and "went straight off the edge". [Full Article...]

Pence informed USA leaders of Syria announcement

Pence informed USA leaders of Syria announcement Jarrod Agen, Pence's deputy chief of staff and communications director, said Pence left the opening ceremony for the Summit of the Americas to place phone calls to Congressional leadership. They include National Assembly President Julio Borges and former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma. In the meantime, US Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan held talks with government leaders from Mexico, El S... [Full Article...]

Powerlifting coach Nsengiyumva vanishes from Commonwealth Games

Powerlifting coach Nsengiyumva vanishes from Commonwealth Games Two members of the Indian athletics team have been expelled from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after a court hearing upheld their suspension breach of the competition's "No Needles" Policy. Cornish says there are reports that there are a number of these athletes in Melbourne who have already asked for asylum. "The needle was found by the cleaning staff on April 9. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen is barely even a lawyer

Michael Cohen is barely even a lawyer Mr. Cohen has publicly declared that he would defend the president to the end, but court documents show that prosecutors are building a significant case that could put pressure on him to cooperate and tell investigators what he knows... Wood said she would likely seal that hearing from the press and public, despite objections from the New York Times , Newsday, the Associated Press and ABC. [Full Article...]

Thousands leave Syria's Douma as evacuations wrapping up

Thousands leave Syria's Douma as evacuations wrapping up Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said more than 40 people were killed. The Swedish-drafted text calls for the establishment of an investigative panel to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons use in Syria after Russian Federation this week vetoed a United States proposal to set up such a mechanism. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom backs U.S. military action on Syria

United Kingdom backs U.S. military action on Syria On Thursday , unnamed USA officials said they had obtained blood and urine samples from victims which had tested positive for chlorine and a nerve agent, according to NBC News . "The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war". "It is not about regime change", she said in statement . Have Syria and Russian Federation responded? "It was a heavy strike", Mattis said of the attack on A... [Full Article...]

UAE envoy presents credentials to Russian President Putin

UAE envoy presents credentials to Russian President Putin Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also canceled plans to travel to California in the coming days. Russian state TV told its citizens on Tuesday to stockpile food and water as the threat of nuclear war with the US intensified over Syria , US-based news portal Vice News reported . [Full Article...]

Putin says to meet South Korean leader in Russian Federation in June

Putin says to meet South Korean leader in Russian Federation in June AFP´s correspondent in the city said several consecutive blasts were heard at 4:00 am (PST 6:00 am), followed by the sound of airplanes overhead. Associated Press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and what appeared to be a fire light up the sky. [Full Article...]

WP: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces another request to testify

WP: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces another request to testify Fraser said Facebook's 2. 2 billion users worldwide should have an expectation of privacy. He described Facebook as an "idealistic and optimistic company . Zuckerberg faced tougher questions from House lawmakers over Facebook's stance than during Tuesday's five-hour session in the Senate, where his defense of data sharing was weakly challenged. [Full Article...]

Arizona teachers want details of governor's plan

Arizona teachers want details of governor's plan Doug Ducey rolled out a proposal Thursday promising a net 20 percent raise by 2020. Tucson teacher Derek Harris said Thursday evening that Ducey's plan to boost pay by 9 percent this year and 20 percent by 2020 is just a plan. "At this point there's not really anything to trust". Arizona educators were encouraged in part by successful teacher walkouts in West Virginia and Oklahoma. [Full Article...]

Driver in California Plunge That Killed Family Was Drunk, Officials Say

The family's demise in late March came just days after child welfare authorities in their home state of Washington opened an inquiry into allegations the children were being abused or neglected, according to police and social services agencies. [Full Article...]

USA should not rush to launch military action on Syria: Haley

USA should not rush to launch military action on Syria: Haley Both the Syrian government and the Kremlin, which backs Assad, have denied such a chemical attack took place. Friday's meetings marked the second consecutive day the U.N. The president then again referenced a potential strike against Assad in Syria on Thursday, but declined to lay out a timeline for the military maneuver. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation lawmakers draft list of USA imports that could be banned

Russian Federation lawmakers draft list of USA imports that could be banned The decision to strike, after days of deliberations, marked Trump's second order to attack Syria; he authorized a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles to hit a single Syrian airfield in April 2017 in retaliation for Assad's use of sarin gas against civilians. [Full Article...]

CWG 20178: Heena Sidhu Bags Gold Medal in 25m Pistol Event

CWG 20178: Heena Sidhu Bags Gold Medal in 25m Pistol Event With a total of has 42 medals- 17 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze-the contingent moves into a more competitive leg of the Games. Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom defeated a defensive Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku of Sri Lanka 5-0 to make the summit clash of the Games. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions Jackpot victor announced

Mega Millions Jackpot victor announced The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 303 million. Wahl said he ran upstairs and told his wife, "We get to go on vacation!" Mega Millions can be played in 44 U.S. They checked the numbers "at least 15 times", Wahl said, hugging and crying together over their good fortune, ABC 7 reported . New Jersey Lottery held a news conference to announce the victor. [Full Article...]

California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders

California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders Earlier this week, the governor said he will send 300 troops per week until the total reaches at least 1,000. Calling border security a "top priority" in which Texas "has stepped up to answer the call", Abbott said, "The addition of National Guard troops to aid Customs and Border Patrol will serve to strengthen border security, and their presence will make a meaningful difference". [Full Article...]

Trump Seems to Back Down From Syria Missile Threat: 'Never Said When'

Trump Seems to Back Down From Syria Missile Threat: 'Never Said When' Meanwhile, Sweden has proposed asking the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to suggest an impartial mechanism to assign blame for the chemical attack in Syria . Trump called Assad a "gas killing animal". Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in televised remarks that "we don't participate in Twitter diplomacy", adding that "it's important not to make any... [Full Article...]

Trump Promises To Leave Marijuana To The States

Trump Promises To Leave Marijuana To The States Gardner said Trump assured him he would support legislation "to fix this states' rights issue once and for all". Gardner said Trump told him the marijuana industry in Colorado won't be targeted, the Post wrote. Session's rules would be "a return of trust and local control to federal prosecutors", he said. The attorney general and Trump have had a frosty relationship for months, largely over Trum... [Full Article...]

Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO Close to a 100 delegates have, since April 8, given Cuba a voice and a face in Peru, where the 8th Summit of the Americas, and the Peoples' Summit are taking place, in addition to forums of youth, legislators, businesspeople, and civil society, prior to the high level hemispheric meeting. [Full Article...]

Former Mullens patrolman arrested in child pornography incident

Former Mullens patrolman arrested in child pornography incident Four counts of voyeurism against Downes, however, will go ahead, with Downes scheduled to appear in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on April 26 to fix a trial date. The children in the photos appeared to be between the ages of 6 months and 15 years, according to the search warrant. He will also be evaluated by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. [Full Article...]


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