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Conviction of Sheldon Silver tossed; retrial sought

Conviction of Sheldon Silver tossed; retrial sought Silver , 73, was convicted in November 2015 of obtaining almost $4 million in illicit payments in return for taking official actions that benefited others. "There's no question that the government presented evidence relating to Mr. The Supreme Court changed the law", Bharara wrote . "I have no doubt that when this case is retried, as the acting US attorney for the Southern District of NY has s... [Full Article...]

SP among four cops shot dead in Quetta

SP among four cops shot dead in Quetta Police claimed to have killed three suspected terrorists in late night encounter at Eisa Nagri area of Quetta on Thursday. He paid rich tributes to the great sacrifice of Martyred SP and police officials and said the persons embracing martyrdom in the line of duty were heroes of the nation. [Full Article...]

Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman

Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman A spokesman for Grassley said Wednesday afternoon that Grassley was working with Mueller to ensure that any plans to question Manafort don't conflict with any criminal investigation, and that if conflicts do exist, the senator will "work to find a way for the committee to proceed with its oversight responsibility". [Full Article...]

Jimmy Carter, 92, treated for dehydration while at Winnipeg charity project

Jimmy Carter, 92, treated for dehydration while at Winnipeg charity project Several workers helped him to sit, and he was later taken away by ambulance. The former president and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity. Carter is not the oldest living American president, although he's close. Through his work on global issues, he became widely regarded as a better former president than he was a president, having left office profoundly unpopular... [Full Article...]

Doctors, nurses among hundreds charged with defrauding United States health programs

Doctors, nurses among hundreds charged with defrauding United States health programs Government crackdowns against health care fraud previously have pursued offenders who bilked Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal initiatives. " Jeff Sessions is our nation's top law enforcement officer, and it is shocking one of his first acts after being named Attorney General was to mislead his own agency about a matter of national security", the group's executive director, Austin Evers, sai... [Full Article...]

The Republicans are sabotaging the ACA

The Republicans are sabotaging the ACA McConnell's decision lands as the GOP continues work on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . John Thune, left, and Sen. "I think that's a awful thing to do", he said . President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be "very angry" if Republicans - now struggling to cobble together sufficient support - fail to pass health care reform legislation. [Full Article...]

Murderers of Nemtsov sentenced to 11-20 years in prison

Murderers of Nemtsov sentenced to 11-20 years in prison BOGOTA • Lawmakers in Honduras voted unanimously to ban child marriage, making it illegal in the Central American nation for children under the age of 18 to get married under any circumstances. However, he later retracted his confession after telling human rights activists from Russia's federal watchdog, the Public Observation Commission, that it was given after being tortured, as per the earlier ... [Full Article...]

Uber forms joint-venture in Russian Federation

Uber forms joint-venture in Russian Federation The goal of this agreement is to draw on the strengths of Yandex , the search, maps and navigation leader in the region, and Uber's expertise to develop a fast-growing, sustainable business that best serves the needs of riders, drivers and cities. [Full Article...]

Governor PB Acharya asks CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu to seek trust vote

Governor PB Acharya asks CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu to seek trust vote The Nagaland government issued notifications terminating the appointment of Zeliang as Advisor (Finance) and Nuklotoshi as advisor to chief minister. It said NPF or its apologists through print and social media would always find ways to put up "circular argument" against NPCC but that will not wish away the present state of sordid affairs that has engulfed the entire state. [Full Article...]

BJP attacked Rahul to critiseze Modi on Amarnath attack

BJP attacked Rahul to critiseze Modi on Amarnath attack Opposition parties had also asked the government to introspect on its failure to prevent the "cowardly and ghastly" terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims despite reports of advance intelligence inputs. "And after him. the policies that Congress followed", Ms Lekhi said. "Short-term political gain for Modi from PDP alliance has cost India massively", the Gandhi scion tweeted today. [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone AR with 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 821 launched in India

Asus Zenfone AR with 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 821 launched in India The Asus Zenfone AR is priced at Rs.49,999 in India and will be available via Flipkart starting from today 4:00 PM. The cameras also come with OIS (optical image stabilization) and EIS (electronic image stabilization) on board, so the customers can expect the very best in terms of camera performance with the ZenFone AR . [Full Article...]

Chilling Video Captures Roger Hussey's Parasailing Death on Kata Beach Phuket

Chilling Video Captures Roger Hussey's Parasailing Death on Kata Beach Phuket About five seconds after taking off the thai parasailing instructor jumps onto Mr Hussey's back, throwing his legs over the two straps. According to police, the duo said that Hussey had accidentally pulled on a hook that led to him unstrapping his harness, causing him to fall. [Full Article...]

Blazing heat and humidity on the way this afternoon

Blazing heat and humidity on the way this afternoon Thursday , heat advisories have been issued in Hudson County and eastern sections of Bergen, Essex and Union counties. Thick air, pop-up thunderstorms and unforgiving heat is bearing down on the tri-state area, prompting a heat advisory and air quality alert . [Full Article...]

Tillerson in Doha for Talks on Qatar Blockade

Tillerson in Doha for Talks on Qatar Blockade The memorandum of understanding announced in Doha during a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "the result of pressure and repeated calls over the past years by the four states and their partners upon Qatar to stop supporting terrorism", said Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, yesterday. [Full Article...]

LeBron James watches Nike-inspired Ball dominate in Vegas tournament

LeBron James watches Nike-inspired Ball dominate in Vegas tournament James , who signed a lifetime deal with Nike in December 2015, found time to praise Ball's performance. For all of the negative attention surrounding the Ball Family, Lonzo backed up his father's talk with a night that will be remembered for a long time. [Full Article...]

A Little Rain To Start, Then Cloudy & Cooler

A Little Rain To Start, Then Cloudy & Cooler Temperatures in the high 80s and 90s with humidity well over 50 percent. Saturday: Highs into the mid 90's, with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, Partly cloudy. Southeast wind around 6 miles per hour. Rain chances are up to 60%. The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy. South wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. South wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. [Full Article...]

Cuomo's approval ratings get torched by 'Summer of Hell'

Cuomo's approval ratings get torched by 'Summer of Hell' More than half, however, say he'd be a bad Commander in Chief, and even more in Upstate New York - 66 percent - say he'd be a awful president. Only 4 percent of city dwellers gave him an A, according to the poll, a rating echoed in other parts of the state. [Full Article...]

CBFC Red Flags Amartya Documentary, Filmmakers, Writers Slam Censorship

CBFC Red Flags Amartya Documentary, Filmmakers, Writers Slam Censorship Ghosh said , "After sitting for three hours at the Censor Board office in Kolkata last evening during which my documentary was screened and the members scrutinised every single shot, I was verbally told to mute four words "Gujarat", "cow", "Hindutva view of India" and "Hindu India" for getting U/A certificate". [Full Article...]

Gay pensions ruling could lead to multi-million pounds in claims

Gay pensions ruling could lead to multi-million pounds in claims Rights group Liberty said thousands of gay couples could benefit. Now an exemption in the 2010 Equality Act allows companies in occupational pension schemes to limit pension benefits for surviving same sex spouses, to benefits accrued since 2005, when the Civil Partnership Act came in. [Full Article...]

TRACKING: Hot, Humid, More Storms Today and Tonight

TRACKING: Hot, Humid, More Storms Today and Tonight Fri: High: 90 Mostly cloudy; scattered storms. Highs today will depend on where the cold front is and how much cloud cover there will be but in general highs will range anywhere from the mid 80s especially near the Nebraska border to mid 90s south of I-70 with heat index values still around 100°. [Full Article...]


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