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Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago

Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago Detective Melissa Staples told reporters that a " close associate " of the judge walked outside first as the pair prepared for a morning workout. "(He) exchanged words with the offender before he was fatally shot multiple times". Others meanwhile wonder if the judge may have been targeted in a case of retribution? Myles worked at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse , Cook County's main criminal co... [Full Article...]

Post Chinese GP win, Hamilton predicts 'closest' fight with Vettel

Post Chinese GP win, Hamilton predicts 'closest' fight with Vettel But another German, four times champion after seeing Sebastian Vettel, won the first race of the season for Ferrari in Melbourne a fortnight ago. "It is going to be one of the closest, if not the closest, fights [driver championship battle] I have experienced". [Full Article...]

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The strikes have raised a slew of questions about the Trump administration's ultimate goals for Syria. Tillerson and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, spoke by phone on Saturday, according to a statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which said the United States had initiated the call. [Full Article...]

Somalia bombing kills at least 15

Security official Ali Abdirahman confirmed that the army chief - better known to Somalis by his nickname Irfid - was unhurt, as were other senior military leaders who had been in the convoy. The group aims to expel the peacekeepers and topple Somalia's Western-backed government. The changes come roughly a week after the Trump administration approved greater USA military authority to pursue al-Sh... [Full Article...]

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

The launch "is a grave provocative action from a security standpoint, clearly violates U.N. Security Council resolutions and simply can not be tolerated", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters . The source said that South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo had overseen the missile test, which reportedly met specifications for accuracy, flight parameters, and warhead yield, though it ... [Full Article...]

About 30000 protesters call on Jacob Zuma to quit

About 30000 protesters call on Jacob Zuma to quit Pravin Gordhan , who was sacked as finance minister in late-night Cabinet reshuffle a week ago, was widely respecte for his anti-corruption stance. At local elections a year ago, his party lost its majorities in Johannesburg and the municipality that includes Pretoria. However, the ANC on Wednesday rejected calls for Zuma to quit. [Full Article...]

Hungary passes law 'aimed' at Soros-founded university

Hungary passes law 'aimed' at Soros-founded university Department of State has called on the Hungarian government to "avoid taking any legislative action that would compromise CEU's operations or independence", Inside Higher Education reported. "We want to remain in Budapest". The university has received public invitations to relocate to numerous cities including Vienna and Prague since the legislation was first touted. [Full Article...]

Charlotte gas prices are rising, but don't blame the Syria attack - yet

Charlotte gas prices are rising, but don't blame the Syria attack - yet Oil prices still remain well within their recent range of around $50 a barrel, according to Mark Vitner, a Charlotte-based senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities. Exxon, 238 W. Business U.S. Highway 190, had the cheapest gas in Copperas Cove at $2.07 per gallon. It's a trend happening nationwide and it's only going to get worse. [Full Article...]

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Village of Merrick Park

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Village of Merrick Park Information on the two wounded victims was not available. Shed Boren, a member of Equinox, said his trainer told him the incident involved a disgruntled employee. The crowded patio at Yard House, a nearby sports bar, emptied when the shooting began, the Herald reported. The mall's security issued an automated alert urging people to flee or take shelter, it said. [Full Article...]

Air India lifts ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Air India lifts ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad In a letter to the AI Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani, the association has said that a decision by either the Ministry of Civil Aviation or Parliament to lift the ban will affect the morale of the employees. Many members were seen smiling when he said he has been a teacher and humility is his nature. The Sena has said that it has a video to prove this, though it has mysteriously ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap

The two-stage rocket, in its Full Thrust version, will carry the SES-10 communication satellite into orbit, which will provide television services to Central and South America, along with the Caribbean. And that's really the whole goal of reusing rockets. "This is ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight". Reusing rockets is essential for companies like SpaceX that want to drive down the cost... [Full Article...]

Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria

Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria The missile strike on Syria demonstrates "President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained . The U.S. president has apparently accepted the invitation and would visit the Asian country later this year. In return, Xi hopes to obtain assurances from Trump on punitive tariffs and the delay of an American arms sale to Taiwan... [Full Article...]

Trump 'deeply committed' to preserving strong relationship with Jordan

Trump 'deeply committed' to preserving strong relationship with Jordan The Syrian civil war has caused 4.81 million Syrians to flee their country, according to the United Nations, while 6.3 million people have been displaced internally. The Jordanian king met on Tuesday in Washington with Egyptian President Fattah el-Sisi on the matter, who had in turn discussed the regional initiative with Trump at the White House one day prior. [Full Article...]

US job growth slows according to March job report

US job growth slows according to March job report It was barely half the previous month's gain. The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate survey, dropped to 4.5% against expectations for 4.7%. Trump has pledged to pursue pro-growth policies such as tax cuts and deregulation. Late past year, they began rising a slightly higher pace. That rate was 4.3 percent in February 2016 and 4.1 percent in January. [Full Article...]

California governor declares end to drought emergency

Brown said. "Conservation must remain a way of life". Cities and water districts throughout the state will be required to continue reporting their water use each month, said the governor order , which also bans wasteful practices, such as hosing off sidewalks and running sprinklers when it rains. [Full Article...]

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case Jail records show Brock in custody, and Handa has a source reporting the domestic incident, but no further details. Police say that Brock went to the station voluntarily and was then booked into the Santa Clara County main jail later on that evening. [Full Article...]

South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma

South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma Zuma's ruling party, the African National Congress , has an absolute majority in parliament, but the opposition expects numerous ruling MPs to break the party discipline and vote conscientiously. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has declared that president Jacob Zuma was a junk president. Zuma's sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan last week has fanned public anger, divisions within t... [Full Article...]

Details About People Unmasked By Obama Administration Are Very Personal

Details About People Unmasked By Obama Administration Are Very Personal But what they lacked was a single villain, and now they have one, someone they hated already and on whom they can focus all their considerable venom. After false starts and odd twists in the White House's counter-narrative about the potential connections between President Trump's campaign and Russia's electoral meddling, the storyline has settled into a familiar arc: It's all Susan Rice's faul... [Full Article...]

From business class flight to road travel - Shiv Sena MP controversy

From business class flight to road travel - Shiv Sena MP controversy In your companies, what is happening under your chair, you should see that. The MP has also lodged an FIR. "This is a new kind of dictatorship of the airlines, or someone else", Raut said. They started it. Have they descended from the sky?" In his complaint, Gaikwad, who allegedly manhandled Air India staffer, said he was made to travel by Air India on economy class even as he had business class... [Full Article...]

St Petersburg metro attack: 'Bomb' found in police raid

St Petersburg metro attack: 'Bomb' found in police raid Petersburg and another two people in Moscow ", Committee spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told reporters. Residents have been evacuated and explosives experts have started working at the scene. Fifty-five people wounded in the blast remain hospitalized, deputy mayor Anna Mityanina said Wednesday. The identification of Kyrgyz-born ethnic Uzbek Akbarjon Jalilov as the bombing suspect stoked fears... [Full Article...]


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