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More snow: winter storm watch issued for Wednesday

More snow: winter storm watch issued for Wednesday The calendar may say it's mid-April, but two separate weather systems will bring more snow to parts of the Midwest, Plains and Rockies this week. A Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded area on the highlighted map) 1 to 3-inches of snow from 10AM Wednesday to 1AM Thursday in northern IL counties along and adjacent to Wisconsin has been issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast... [Full Article...]

Andrew Cuomo to sign order allowing parolees to vote

Andrew Cuomo to sign order allowing parolees to vote Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in NY the right to vote. About 35,000 people are on parole in NY state. Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 156,221 felons in the state in 2017 in what he calls his "proudest achievement". [Full Article...]

Lauryn Hill to celebrate 20th anniversary of Miseducation LP with tour

Lauryn Hill to celebrate 20th anniversary of Miseducation LP with tour Ticket sales for Ms. Lauryn Hill's show at Red Rocks start at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Live Nation , AXS or by phone at 888-929-7849. Exclusive VIP experiences will be available for all tour dates. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th-anniversary tour will kick off July 5 in Virginia, and will wrap in St. Louis in early October . "I hope the Love and energy that permeated this w... [Full Article...]

Abe credits Trump on North Korea, scores win on abductee issue

Abe credits Trump on North Korea, scores win on abductee issue After ordering a barrage of missile tests previous year, which antagonized the worldwide community, Kim has started engaging in diplomatic efforts over his nuclear program. North Korea media has mostly stayed away from addressing the summits until this week. Kim's offer for a summit was initially conveyed to Trump by South Korea last month, and the president shocked many when it was announced ... [Full Article...]

ATM cash crisis: Problem severe, Income-Tax dept roped in by government

ATM cash crisis: Problem severe, Income-Tax dept roped in by government Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Modi of destroying India's banking system by announcing demonetisation. "The taxman will probe who all withdrew large sums", sources said. With shortage of currency leading to public outrage, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has exuded confidence saying that the situation will be normal soon, and people will not have to face problems in getting c... [Full Article...]

Sacked from post of advisor, Raghav Chadha sends his earnings to HM

Sacked from post of advisor, Raghav Chadha sends his earnings to HM For all practical purposes, some of them listed in an earlier piece , Delhi is a Union Territory with an elected assembly. The nine advisers whose appointments were cancelled are Amardeep Tiwari (Media adviser to the Law Minister), Arunoday Prakash (Media Adviser to Deputy CM), Atishi Marlena (Media Adviser to Deputy CM), Dinkar Adib (OSD to Minister Satyender Jain), Ram Kumar Jha (Adviser, logis... [Full Article...]

Cubans wary of future as new lawmakers meet to replace Castro

Cubans wary of future as new lawmakers meet to replace Castro Whoever is chosen by the National Assembly in its two-day session will be Cuba's new president, yes. The result of the votes for president and vice presidents and other national leaders is expected to be officially announced Thursday, the anniversary of the USA -backed Bay of Pigs invasion defeated by Cuban forces in 1961. [Full Article...]

Drug take back scheduled for April 28

Drug take back scheduled for April 28 The City of Longview, Texas Police Department is having a "Prescription Drug Take Back " Day ... They further state that unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash, can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold and improper disposal of medication can contaminate the environment. [Full Article...]

Priyanka, Abhishek in a true-life story

Priyanka, Abhishek in a true-life story Things had turned worse when Salman and Sohail Khan had approached Priyanka for the film Main Aur Mrs Khanna a year later, but the actress rejected their offer. Priyanka chose to respond in the same tone and wrote, "UP Bareilly ki pali badhi hoon janaab.#DesiGirl forever". Very happy to be a part of #Bharat and see all of u on set! Priyanka and Salman have worked together in movies Mujhse Sha... [Full Article...]

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis Dr Di Natale said Australia's current approach to drugs was a disaster and it was time for real reform. Our plan to create a legal market for cannabis production and sale will reduce the risks, bust the business model of criminal dealers and syndicates and protect young people from unfair criminal prosecutions . [Full Article...]

Rep. Ferguson: Tax cuts are helping local residents

Rep. Ferguson: Tax cuts are helping local residents What was once an onerous task will become a more simple, easier process in the years to come. As millions of Americans prepare to file their taxes, it's important to reflect on why we must fight to preserve social programs that feed our kids and keep our communities healthy. [Full Article...]

UK, US, and Australia blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack

UK, US, and Australia blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack The U.S., United Kingdom and Australia have all accused Russian Federation of being behind the mass hacking of computer networks around the world since 2017. "They could be prepositioning for use in times of tension", Ciaran Martin, head of the British NCSC said, adding that "millions of machines" used to move traffic across the net were targeted. [Full Article...]

Mostly sunny, high near 55

Mostly sunny, high near 55 In Boone, a wind gust of 63 miles per hour early this morning was recorded at Watauga Medical Center, according to the National Weather Service . Today: A slight chance of rain and snow after 3pm. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Daytime temperatures will reach a high in the low to mid-50s for the rest of this week, the weather service said. [Full Article...]

U.S. airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire

U.S. airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire The State Department said the Russian Transport Ministry had also extended approvals for cargo flights from Asia to Europe until April 20. News that Russian Federation had cancelled the meeting, broken by the The Loadstar last week , brought some confusion to media reports as American Airlines, concerned over how Russian Federation may respond to the USA strikes on Syria, decided not to overfly... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin bandit makes prison break, flees Iceland on PM's plane

Bitcoin bandit makes prison break, flees Iceland on PM's plane Police believe Stefansson had outside help making his getaway, although it's unclear to what extent: The Guardian report says it's thought that he traveled under a false passport, but officials told the Telegraph that it was unlikely he had to use a passport at all because he was traveling within the Schengen Zone of the European Union, which doesn't require passports for border crossings. [Full Article...]

Blue Jays mull postponement because ice chunks

Blue Jays mull postponement because ice chunks During the reveal of the Skydome in June of 1989, one of the crowning achievements of the stadium was its state-of-the-art retractable roof. On the South side of the building, installed a fence, and the entrances to the tower and the Rogers Centre was closed. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP leader rejects legislation to protect special counsel

Senate GOP leader rejects legislation to protect special counsel Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said it would be "a mistake" not to pass the bill , adding, "We ought to head off a constitutional crisis at the pass, rather than waiting until it's too late". A spokesperson for Mr. McConnell said that they don't have any further information regarding the bill and hearing. The bill was proposed in front of Senate in the last week by Mitch McConnell , ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls for release of USA pastor jailed in Turkey

Trump calls for release of USA pastor jailed in Turkey Andrew Brunson, an evangelical missionary who ran a Protestant church in the western city of Izmir, has been detained by Turkish authorities since October 2016 as part of the sweeping crackdown following the failed coup attempt three months earlier. [Full Article...]

Tej Pratap Yadav engaged to Aishwarya Rai, pictures from ceremony revealed

Tej Pratap Yadav engaged to Aishwarya Rai, pictures from ceremony revealed At a glittering function, Tej Pratap (29) exchanged rings with Aishwarya (25) after the traditional rituals which took place in the afternoon today. Talking about the bride, Aishwarya is a history graduate and oldest daughter of six-time RJD lawmaker Chandrika Prasad Rai, a former minister. She also received an MBA from Amity University in Noida. [Full Article...]

United States wildfires leave two dead in Oklahoma

United States wildfires leave two dead in Oklahoma Officials say fires that crossed from Colorado into Kansas have been contained. Horner says no injuries have been reported. A very long siege of wildfire activity, which shows no signs of coming to an end, is taking its toll on firefighting resources in Texas and Oklahoma. [Full Article...]


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