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Congress moves MLAs from Bengaluru resort to prevent defection

Congress moves MLAs from Bengaluru resort to prevent defection Amid a power struggle in Karnataka , Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday spoke with JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda over phone and is understood to have discussed the prevailing political situation in the state. To dodge defection attempts in the elections gone by, Congress MLAs have been taken to the Eagleton resort while the JD (S) MLAs are staying at the Shangri-La hotel in Bengal... [Full Article...]

Results Say Hung Assembly In Karnataka: Know What Has Happened So Far

Results Say Hung Assembly In Karnataka: Know What Has Happened So Far Earlier in the day, signatures of JD (S) and Congress MLAs were taken in support of Kumaraswamy, which was to be submitted before the Governor. "The BJP's irrational insistence that it will form a government in Karnataka, even though it clearly does not have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution", Gandhi said on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Speaker Ryan Eases on NAFTA Deadline as 3 Nations Express Optimism

Speaker Ryan Eases on NAFTA Deadline as 3 Nations Express Optimism Trade representatives from Canada, Mexico and the USA continue negotiating a revised NAFTA agreement. " "The calendar made me do it" is not an excuse to quit on the American worker", she said. Since his presidential campaign, Trump has called the NAFTA accord, which took effect in 1994, a "horrible" deal for the US and threatened to withdraw if it could not be renegotiated. [Full Article...]

European Union leaders proclaim support for Balkans, but are tired over membership

European Union leaders proclaim support for Balkans, but are tired over membership While the summit did not give any of the six countries a firm date for when they might join the bloc, the declaration released at the close of the day's talks encourages all of the Western Balkan countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform. [Full Article...]

NASA's CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Duo

NASA's CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Duo MarCO-A and MarCO-B, which were built at JPL , are conducting a demonstration mission - basically, their handlers aim to show that cubesats can indeed help explore distant destinations. Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. [Full Article...]

At Least 2 Dead, Many Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash

At Least 2 Dead, Many Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash A Mendez-owned dump truck driven by a driver police say had a suspended license struck and killed a French fashion stylist in Manhattan in January 2011, according to court records . "It's like nothing you've ever seen before", he said. One pupil on the bus, Theo Ancevski, said: "I heard a scraping sound and we toppled over the highway". [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director The controversial practice, which simulates drowning, has been likened to torture but supporters say it has helped extract valuable information from hardened terrorists. "We're anxious about waterboarding as our enemy, ISIS, is beheading people and burning people alive". Laura Pitter with Human Rights Watch says Haspel's confirmation is a "perverse byproduct of the USA failure to grapple with pa... [Full Article...]

Frontier Airlines adding nine new destinations from San Antonio

Frontier Airlines adding nine new destinations from San Antonio The low-priced airline announced Thursday they will soon offer San Antonians direct flights to Albuquerque, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Jacksonville, Fla., Memphis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, and Tulsa. It also means Frontier will become the largest carrier in San Antonio , in regards to destinations served. "It's what our "Low Fares Done Right" philosophy is all about". [Full Article...]

Angry passenger breaks through barriers, storms Jetstar plane in Melbourne

Angry passenger breaks through barriers, storms Jetstar plane in Melbourne A man was arrested at the airport on May 17, 2018 after storming the tarmac in an attempt to board the plane. Engineers checked over the plane and gave it the all clear and passengers eventually boarded the flight and departed later that day. [Full Article...]

Cong to stake claim today to form govt

Cong to stake claim today to form govt Terming Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite Yeddyurappa to form the government "unconstitutional", the former chief minister lashed out at the Centre and said, "How is this Central government behaving?" RJD leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday said that he has asked Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the incumben... [Full Article...]

Astronomers have found the oldest oxygen in the Universe

Astronomers have found the oldest oxygen in the Universe So now the latest such discovery was made by a team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope when observing the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1. They detected a signal from ionised oxygen whose infrared light was stretched ten-fold to microwave wavelengths by the expansion of the Universe. In this composite im... [Full Article...]

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks Internet debate

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks Internet debate It's worth remembering that while you most definitely hear Yanny , others, with equal conviction, hear Laurel. "All I hear is Yanny", responded Sarah Sanders. Laurel" meme to tout the US mission against Taliban forces, saying the post was made in poor taste and is being addressed internally. For Kraus, the Northwestern professor who runs a laboratory on the biology of how humans process soun... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation slams U.S. envoy's statement on Gaza at UN

Russian Federation slams U.S. envoy's statement on Gaza at UN The Palestinian envoy to Romania has been recalled in apparent protest for Romania's support of the USA relocating its embassy to Jerusalem , AP correspondent informs. Israel and the United States have resisted such calls, with the U.S. vetoing a Security Council statement this week calling for the establishment of an independent inquiry into the clashes. [Full Article...]

Man shoots ex-wife's 3 children, her boyfriend dead

Man shoots ex-wife's 3 children, her boyfriend dead He also shot his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself. Amanda Simpson in the hospital. Shortly after arriving, he reportedly opened fire, murdering his two sons, his daughter, and Simpson's boyfriend , 29-year-old Seth Richardson, before killing himself. [Full Article...]

Germany to increase defense spending, but not high enough for Trump

Germany to increase defense spending, but not high enough for Trump On Tuesday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that after talks with the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Iran in Brussels, the sides had agreed to work out practical solutions in response to the USA withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, within the next few weeks. [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg to appear before European Parliament

Zuckerberg to appear before European Parliament Facebook (FB +0.3%) CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads overseas to meet with the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, where he'll discuss the use of personal data of the company's European Union users. The news comes a month after the parliament invited Zuckerberg to appear before three of the assembly's committees. This after revelations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly ac... [Full Article...]

California's aid-in-dying law overturned in court

California's aid-in-dying law overturned in court Judge tosses California law allowing terminally ill to take life-ending drugs, rules it was unconstitutionally enacted. Two years earlier Maynard, 29, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, publicized videos of her final weeks after she moved to OR to avail herself of the state's Death With Dignity Act. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate'

Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate' President Donald Trump on Thursday once again accused former President Barack Obama of performing clandestine spy operations during the 2016 presidential campaign. A new New York Times report stated that the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation began in the summer of 2016 and was code-named Crossfire Hurricane. [Full Article...]

Trump discloses Ksh.10M pay to lawyer who paid off porn star

Trump discloses Ksh.10M pay to lawyer who paid off porn star Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017". The disclosure came in Trump's annual financial form, a copy which was released by Office of Government Ethics. The payment made by Cohen was between $100,001 and $250,000 and there was no interest incurred, said the report, following the ethics office practice of reporting dollar amounts of payme... [Full Article...]

County reports 32 percent turnout for Primary

County reports 32 percent turnout for Primary The June 5, 2018 , Statewide Direct Primary is only weeks away, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is urging citizens to register to vote. More importantly, it is one that the Black community can't afford to ignore. That year saw 12,001 Democrats, 5,202 Republicans and no Libertarians, as the third party also was not certified for the primary. [Full Article...]


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