Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'
- May 13, 2017

The president's advisers said this week that Trump fired Comey on Tuesday in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe. Mr. Spicer's comments came hours after Mr. Trump in a Friday morning tweet warned Mr. (more...)
All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards
- May 13, 2017

After Washington's 92-91 victory extended the Eastern Conference semifinal, Wall offered his thoughts on Boston's failure to back up its fashion statement of wearing all black clothing to the arena Friday night. In spite of the home comforts, the Wizards looked out of sorts. Wall was ice-cold for the first three quarters before heating up when it mattered most. (more...)
John Wall Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer To Force Game 7 John Wall Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer To Force Game 7
- May 13, 2017

The Wizards' backcourt was particularly fantastic in this game, with Wall (26 points) and shooting guard Bradley Beal (33 points) combining for 59 points. To have Game 7 back in Boston in the Garden. Celtics at Wizards, Celtics lead series 3-2. But Beal disappeared for the final five minutes of the first half. (more...)
Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday in Hays Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday in Hays
- May 13, 2017

The most desired food donations include: canned meats or tuna, canned meals such as chili, stew or spaghetti, canned soups, and canned fruits and vegetables. Almost 20 percent of children nationwide are lacking access to food. "The fact that this year marks the 25 anniversary makes this one a bit more special". (more...)
Tillerson, Lavrov to meet to discuss Syria, Ukraine
- May 12, 2017

Lavrov, who is on a working visit to the USA from May 9-to 11 will first meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria and other bilateral issues, then proceed to his meeting with the President. A USA official and a person knowledgeable of the plans are describing what would be the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of Trump's presidency. (more...)
Prince Philip jokes about advanced years
- May 10, 2017

The Queen's consort will retire from royal engagements in the autumn after more than 65 years supporting the Queen in her role as head of state and attending events for his own charities and organisations. The duke "may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time", the palace said. He is not expected to disappear completely from the public stage; the palace said he may still take part in some events from time to time. (more...)
Emma Watson praises genderless MTV Awards after 'Beauty' win
- May 10, 2017

Emma Watson won the first genderless acting award at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night. From Millie Bobby Brown crying as she accepted her award to the gender neutral categories, MTV pulled out all the stops this year and brought us a night we all needed. (more...)
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism
- May 10, 2017

As NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Seoul, the first, named Kim Sang Duk, "was arrested late last month while trying to leave North Korea, and accused of trying to overthrow the government in Pyongyang". On Sunday, North Korea announced that it had detained another US citizen. The reported detention comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula run high, driven by harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington over the North's pursuit of nuclear weapons in response to what it says is a threat ... (more...)
'You need Abbott's help!' Sturgeon MOCKED over claims Labour outperformed Scottish Tories
- May 10, 2017

A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said the results proved it was the only party capable of challenging the SNP across Scotland in the general election. VoteSNP on 8 June to stand against Tory cuts. "The strength of feeling that's out there at this election is so much stronger than I've come across at previous elections", she said. (more...)
SP expels six leaders post Shivpal's new front SP expels six leaders post Shivpal's new front
- May 09, 2017

Shukla said the voters of UP have given a befitting reply to the SP in the Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections. Although the new Yogi government is investigating allegations of irregularities in Akhilesh's pet developmental projects, the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Lucknow metro are acknowledged as major accomplishments by the public. (more...)
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
- May 07, 2017

It also says its struggle is not against Jews due to their religion but against Israel as an occupier. Israel nearly immediately rejected the document, calling it an effort to "dupe" the global community. A Palestinian woman sits next to her luggage as she waits to cross to the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing in Rafah , Gaza Strip . The Israeli army appeared on Saturday to be urging Haniya not to seek a new confrontation. (more...)
Palace announces Prince Philip to retire from official Royal duties Palace announces Prince Philip to retire from official Royal duties
- May 06, 2017

Buckingham Palace has announced the Duke of Edinburgh will step down from all public engagements from the autumn of this year. "In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen", the palace said in a statement. Prince Philip is patron, president or a member of over 780 organisations, the statement added, noting he'd "continue to be associated" with the groups "although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements". (more...)
Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes
- May 06, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the United Nations that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences". 'It is a chess game . He added: "And if that happens, we can't allow it to happen". So eventually, [Kim Jong Un] will have a better delivery system. (more...)
Do you work overtime? Here's what you need to know Do you work overtime? Here's what you need to know
- May 06, 2017

Instead, it would only apply to those employees who have worked at least 1,000 hours in a 12-month period before they agree to the employer's proposed "comp time" arrangement. No Democrats supported it. The Working Families Flexibility Act, which the House is scheduled to vote on today, is not. David S. Fortney of Fortney & Scott, LLC, a management employment law firm, said he believes the bill properly addresses those concerns and that the program will benefit both employees and ... (more...)
N. Korea's Nuke Dev. Violates Treaty with China N. Korea's Nuke Dev. Violates Treaty with China
- May 04, 2017

North Korea has also said that it would not abandon its missile and nuclear programs unless the U.S. ended its hostility toward Pyongyang. North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it has detained an American professor who was seized April 22 at Pyongyang International Airport as he tried to leave the country. (more...)
U.S. troops patrolling Turkish-Syrian border
- May 03, 2017

Social media went abuzz Friday with videos of U.S. and Syrian Kurdish forces jointly patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border. We recently asked you to support our journalism. This failure to meet its obligations under Article 3 and 5 calls into question the U.S.' loyalty to NATO's central objective, namely that an armed attack against one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally will be considered an attack against them all. (more...)
Backed YPG targets Turkish military from Syrian border town of Tal Abyad
- May 03, 2017

The US. later issued a statement expressing "serious concern" of Turkey's anti-terror operations in the region, implying the U.S.'s worries about the death of YPG terrorists, saying "The airstrikes led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against ISIS, including the Kurdish Peshmerga". (more...)
NFL Draft analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers
- May 03, 2017

Joshua Dobbs , Brian Allen , T.J. Watt and James Conner , among others in the 2017 class, possess qualities the Steelers seek when evaluating players during the draft process. With his oldest brother - the one whose shadow he had been trying to escape for his entire football career - on speakerphone, T.J. was not sure how to respond. (more...)
U.S. to honor Australia refugee deal Trump called 'dumb' U.S. to honor Australia refugee deal Trump called 'dumb'
- May 03, 2017

President Donald Trump had blasted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the settlement plan during their now-notorious phone call shortly after his inauguration in January. Last year, Mr Trump furiously denounced the agreement struck with the Obama administration, and promised to "study" it. 'The decision to go forward can rightly be seen as a reflection of the enormous importance of the historic alliance between the United States and Australia, ' Mr Pence said. (more...)
John Higgins and Mark Selby all level at first break
- May 01, 2017

World No 1 Selby edged out Sheffield-based Ding 17-15 in their semi-final encounter - lasting a gruelling 12-and-a-half hours - which will go down in Crucible history as one of the tournament's great matches. "He s proven that, and now he s going for his third one and he s going to maybe be emulating Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry by retaining it. He's a special player". (more...)