• Schools Close in the Wake of Pension Reform Bill Passage
Schools Close in the Wake of Pension Reform Bill Passage

House Republicans appended a watered-down pension reform bill to a waste water measure in a hastily called committee meeting Thursday, prompting outrage from teachers and Democrats. New hires would go into a "hybrid cash balance" system. "I love that deal". "I want to know what it's going to cost the taxpayers in our communities", Meyer said.

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  • Saudi Crown Prince holds talks in NY
Saudi Crown Prince holds talks in NY

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, he called for restrictions that would "create more pressure" on Tehran. "We request the FBI open an immediate investigation to determine if these reports are accurate and to explore the extent to which information and sources may have been compromised", the letter states, CNN reported...

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  • Ghanaians protest military deal with US
Ghanaians protest military deal with US

The Israeli military says Palestinians rolled burning tires and threw stones at Israeli forces on Friday who then retaliated with tear gas and fire at "main instigators". "We don't know who sent them and what their objective was", an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP . Israeli-Arab lawmaker Ahmed Tibi said in an interview with Army Radio earli...

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  • Harry Kane Could Face Chelsea, Says Mauricio Pochettino
Harry Kane Could Face Chelsea, Says Mauricio Pochettino

It's hard now to say yes or no to be involved in the game. I can not give opinions about a context that I wasn't there [for]. Maybe next weekend (he will return against Stoke). "Also, in the past, they showed that, despite Kane missing many games, nothing has changed". However, the Belgian global has worked on his fitness during the worldwide bre...

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  • Israeli soldiers mass on Gaza border ahead of major Palestinian protest
Israeli soldiers mass on Gaza border ahead of major Palestinian protest

Palestinian stone-throwers clashed on Friday with Israeli troops in several locations along the Israel-Gaza border fence, as mass sit-ins touted by Gaza's Hamas rulers as peaceful protests quickly spun out of control. The organizers of the protest march issued a statement that said: "Friday the 30th of March will be just the beginning, and the pub...

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  • Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police
Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police

At least 21 migrant workers from Myanmar were killed after their bus crashed and burst into flames on a highway in Tak province, Thailand, on Friday, March 30. It was not immediately clear how the blaze started on the bus - one of four travelling together to the Thai capital. "They are Buddhists, so we've got to send them back to their hometown fo...

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  • WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe
WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe

In a statement to the Times , Dowd denied the report. Manafort, however, is fighting a string of felony charges of tax evasion, money-laundering and breaking foreign agents registration laws and on Tuesday made a fresh legal bid to have them thrown out of court.

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  • Kevin Durant gets ejected in first half vs
Kevin Durant gets ejected in first half vs

This marked Durant's return after missing the past five games because of a rib injury . "I got fouled, I told him how I felt about it, he kicked me out". Durant played 17 minutes, totaling 10 points , six assists and three rebounds . "I'll be fine", he said . The Warriors, on the other hand, dropped their third straight game - the first tim...

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  • Smriti Irani accuses Kapil Sibal of being involved in land scam
Smriti Irani accuses Kapil Sibal of being involved in land scam

Amid the raging controversy over data privacy, Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi and the Congress , alleging that he had increased his popularity by using bots from Uzbekistan and Russian Federation while his party was using technology to divide the country on caste lines.

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  • Commonwealth Games: 6600 athletes, officials expected to participate
Commonwealth Games: 6600 athletes, officials expected to participate

He was already a world champion, though, and used to the pressure of competing on the global stage, meaning it is little surprise he returns to the Commonwealth Games again as a world champion, and with two Olympic bronze medals also adorning his trophy cabinet.

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  • Trump emerging from seclusion to promote infrastructure plan
Trump emerging from seclusion to promote infrastructure plan

But the plan relies heavily on state and local governments for the bulk of the spending, raising concerns among members of Congress about the possibility of higher commuter tolls and the sale of assets to raise the money. The president appeared alongside outgoing communications director Hope Hicks outside the Oval Office on Hicks' last day at the ...

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  • Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann says side must stop 'butting heads'
Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann says side must stop 'butting heads'

Captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft have all been sent home and banned from top-level cricket for their part in the incident. Cricket Australia later supplied other media, including Reuters, with an audio file of the proceedings. I've had a great time coaching in my career and coaching the Au...

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  • Hudson Soccer rolls into second round after beating LCM 3-1
Hudson Soccer rolls into second round after beating LCM 3-1

My wife feels the same way - we've invested a lot of time into this team and it's never disappointed me to do that. "My past two seasons here for the program definitely built a lot of character and humbled me as a student-athlete. "This is a veteran group that should be very competitive again this season". Paige Esry will graduate from El Dorad...

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  • DoJ: California Mayor's Alleged Immigration Alert Prompts Investigation
DoJ: California Mayor's Alleged Immigration Alert Prompts Investigation

In words dripping with xenophobia and contempt for democratic rights, the fascistic acting director of ICE, Thomas Homan , told reporters that "864 criminal aliens and public safety threats remain at large in the community, and I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor's irresponsible decision".

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  • USA says Russian Federation should 'not be acting like a victim' following expulsions
USA says Russian Federation should 'not be acting like a victim' following expulsions

Russia's expulsion of 60 USA diplomats and shuttering of one of its consulates marks a "further deterioration" in relations between Washington and Moscow , the White House said on Thursday. Russia's Embassy in Canberra has accused Australia of blindly following Britain by deciding to expel two Russian diplomats. "We invite the USA authorities wh...

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  • Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties
Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties

After much speculation over when President Trump would make good on his campaign promise, the us announced February 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. Church leaders sent out a brief press notice acknowledging they had received a statement from the prime minister's office concerning the crisis and said they were...

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  • Ostapenko to face Stephens in Miami final
Ostapenko to face Stephens in Miami final

Speaking about the conditions, she added, " It was tricky, definitely tricky conditions, but something that's the same for both players, so it's not something that you can take and say this was bothering me or something ". Carreno Busta's semifinal opponent will be No. 4 Alex Zverev, a 6-4, 6-4 victor over No. 29 Borna Coric. Stephens was raised ...

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  • Egypt stresses support for Saudi Arabia after ballistic missile attacks
Egypt stresses support for Saudi Arabia after ballistic missile attacks

One Egyptian was killed and two others injured after shrapnel penetrated a house in Riyadh . Saudi forces destroyed three missiles over northeastern Riyadh shortly before midnight, as well as others fired at the southern cities of Najran, Jizan and Khamis Mushait, the coalition said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

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  • Martin-Luther King Centre distances self from 'leadership award' to Buhari
Martin-Luther King Centre distances self from 'leadership award' to Buhari

On Monday, the Presidency publicised a visit by purported members of the late American activist, who fought for rights of African-American. He was also conferred with the 1st Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018.

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  • Egypt's Sisi wins second term with 92pct of vote: State media
Egypt's Sisi wins second term with 92pct of vote: State media

Presidential candidate and head of El Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa said on Thursday that he aims to lead the constructive opposition which works in favor of the Egyptian people because the country needs the cooperation of all political parties in the coming period.

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  • U.S. says Russian Federation should 'not be acting like a victim' following expulsions
U.S. says Russian Federation should 'not be acting like a victim' following expulsions

Days after President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and the closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve agent attack of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the U.K., Russia has responded in kind.

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  • Man arrested after dangerous driving incident in Durrington
Man arrested after dangerous driving incident in Durrington

Police had not released the man's name. The man, who later was identified as Lemond "Gator" Grady, allegedly opened the register and removed the cash. Cain was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of indecent exposure Thursday morning, Bellingham police said on Facebook . His brother told police that he had found Rockett, a Benton res...

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  • Russia Retaliates, Expels 60 American Diplomats After US Action
Russia Retaliates, Expels 60 American Diplomats After US Action

Russia gave official notice to 60 USA diplomats to leave the country by April 5 in response to Washington's expulsion of 60 Russian officials earlier this week. He said the same approach will be applied to other nations that expelled Russian diplomats this week. Lavrov said Britain had informed Moscow of the state of health of Yulia Skripal on...

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  • United States visa applications may soon require five years of social media info
United States visa applications may soon require five years of social media info

Previously , this information was only requested from visa applicants who required more rigorous scrutiny - such as those who had traveled to regions with notable terrorist activity. Initially, the Homeland Security Department had floated plans to track social media of immigrant applicants alone but the US State Department has made a decision to in...

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  • White House warns of retaliation after Russia's expulsion of USA diplomats
White House warns of retaliation after Russia's expulsion of USA diplomats

In a tit-for-tat move, the Kremlin on Thursday announced that 60 United States diplomats were given until April 5 to leave Russia, further escalating an ongoing rift with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. It added that the US must leave its consulate in St. Petersburg no later than Saturday. "We reserve the right to...

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