• Canada natural disaster felt in SE Michigan
Canada natural disaster felt in SE Michigan

The 3.6 magnitude natural disaster shook just north of Amherstburg, Ontario at 8:01 p.m., the United States Geological Survey reported. The Richter scale rates a 3.6 as minor and such occurrences are rarely responsible for damage beyond the shaking of indoor objects.

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  • OPCW chemical weapons investigators enter Douma after being 'blocked'
OPCW chemical weapons investigators enter Douma after being 'blocked'

The Syrian outlet also reported another, separate airstrike on the Dumayr air base, in a suburb of the capital, Damascus . The alleged gas attack , which Syrian activists say killed more than 40 people, prompted punitive U.S., British and French airstrikes.

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  • One dead, several injured after TV station tower collapses in Missouri
One dead, several injured after TV station tower collapses in Missouri

A crew of six people were working more than 100 feet up the tower when it fell. The television tower housing the transmitter for Ozarks Public Television's KOZK-21 in Springfield, Mo., located to the east of the metropolitan area in Fordland, Mo ., crashed to the ground Thursday morning, killing one individual.

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  • Premier Rachel Notley stands by pipeline confidence despite Kinder Morgan CEO comments
Premier Rachel Notley stands by pipeline confidence despite Kinder Morgan CEO comments

The project, which has the support of Canada's federal government, is opposed by the province of British Columbia. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was driving from a hospital in Saskatoon to a vigil in Humboldt when the news broke. The company set a firm deadline of May 31 to have that request fulfilled. It could well be struck down by the courts. ...

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  • NFL Schedules Rams-Chiefs Mexico City Game For Nov. 19
NFL Schedules Rams-Chiefs Mexico City Game For Nov. 19

October 28 - vs. Denver Broncos . December 9 - vs. Baltimore Ravens . The NFL released the full 2018 regular season schedule on Thursday night, including all 16 games for the Los Angeles Rams . The final game of the regular season will be against the Raiders in Kansas City in what could potentially be the deciding game for the AFC West cro...

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  • More than 500 European MPs warn United States against undermining Iran nuclear deal
More than 500 European MPs warn United States against undermining Iran nuclear deal

For the USA to remain in the deal, the president must periodically waive nuclear sanctions against Iran that are still part of the United States legal code. Trump has been a vociferous critic of the Iran nuclear deal which was signed between Tehran and six world powers in 2015. "Iran has many options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal",...

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  • F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'MASK' Movie
F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'MASK' Movie

The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. Originally created by Kenner in 1985 as a competitor of the popular G.I. Joe franchise, the company was bought by Hasbro in the early '90s. It is set to star Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth as well as Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson. M.A.S.K. will reportedly be a part of this shared continuity, th...

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  • Trudeau hit with pipeline protest in UK
Trudeau hit with pipeline protest in UK

Trudeau is that climate leaders don't build pipelines". The prime minister is also expected to meet with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and representatives from various island states in advance of Thursday's Commonwealth leaders' summit.

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  • Canada top court rules against man in 'free the beer' case
Canada top court rules against man in 'free the beer' case

The dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline continues to heat up with British Columbia promising to take its fight against the project to the provincial court by April 30. Comeau , a 64-year-old retired power linesman, said he wasn't entirely surprised by the Supreme Court decision. Kinder Morgan said earlier this month it was suspending all non...

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  • Inspectors yet to reach alleged Syria chemical attack site
Inspectors yet to reach alleged Syria chemical attack site

Syrian media said worldwide chemical weapons inspectors overnight entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a United Nations security team visited the Damascus suburb.

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  • U.S. officials say Pompeo has met with North Korea's Kim
U.S. officials say Pompeo has met with North Korea's Kim

News of Mr Pompeo's visit is likely to overshadow delicate talks with Japan, a key USA ally and neighbour of North Korea . Of Tillerson, the minister said: "I found him to be a really good partner". But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and Kim have not spoken directly. There's no time or date yet, but Trump said ...

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  • Stephon Clark's brother arrested on suspicion of threats
Stephon Clark's brother arrested on suspicion of threats

The arrest came the same day as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched through downtown Sacramento to deliver 100,000 signed petitions demanding the district attorney's office file charges against the Sacramento officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark in his grandparents' backyard on March 18.

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  • Badlands National Park raising entrance fees
Badlands National Park raising entrance fees

The proposal to raise entrance fees to $70 at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks is dead. According to Brendan Hickey, chief of administration for the Southeast Utah Group of National Parks, the parks use fee revenue for the bulk of deferred maintenance costs.

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  • Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5m settlement in USA fraud case
Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5m settlement in USA fraud case

The seven-time Tour de France victor (those victories were officially stripped by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012) avoided having to pay the massive sum for the lawsuit that began way back in 2010. The government considered pursuing criminal fraud charges against Armstrong nearly a year before he confessed, but it dropped the case. However,...

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  • UN Team Fired Upon in Syria While Visiting Suspected Chemical Sites
UN Team Fired Upon in Syria While Visiting Suspected Chemical Sites

Shayrat air base was targeted by US Tomahawk missiles in April past year in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib. OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said Syrian and Russian officials cited "pending security issues" in keeping its inspectors fro...

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  • Inspection Of Deadly Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria Delayed By Gunfire
Inspection Of Deadly Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria Delayed By Gunfire

Interviewed by the Russian military, the two men said they were unknowing accomplices in the gas attack ruse. United Nations officials in NY disputed the claim . The nighttime assault on Syria was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Russian Federation, but confusion arose over the extent to which...

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  • Russia: Chemical inspectors allowed access to Syria attack site
Russia: Chemical inspectors allowed access to Syria attack site

Asked about the draft text, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told AFP that it was "untimely", indicating Moscow was not ready to engage with the West on Syria after the military strikes . The US and France say they have evidence that Mr Assad's forces used poison gas in the attack, but they have not provided any evidence, even after Saturday's ...

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  • Giuliani Joining Trump Legal Team Along With Others
Giuliani Joining Trump Legal Team Along With Others

In an interview with CNN, Giuliani said he wants to make clear that his role on the legal team will be "limited". Trump announced the hire six days after a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which the Justice Department official assured the president he isn't a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian...

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  • Delays keep inspectors from reaching alleged chemical weapons attack site in Syria
Delays keep inspectors from reaching alleged chemical weapons attack site in Syria

He added he would only consider deploying the team to Douma with UNDSS approval and if the inspectors had "unhindered access to the sites". Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread.

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  • Brewster School System's Budget Cuts Many Positions
Brewster School System's Budget Cuts Many Positions

The resolution could also complicate contract negotiations between the bargaining units with which the district has not finalized a contract agreement. Willcutt is also proposing taking $2,500,000 from the 2018-19 budget's fund balance to use for capital outlay. Elementary school teacher Amy Ashberry said she's in her 10th year of teaching and is...

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  • Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies in Florida
Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies in Florida

Trenton, a town with 2,300 residents, is about 30 miles west of Gainesville . "We here at the Orange County Sheriff's Office are deeply saddened by the loss of the two Gilchrist County deputies killed in what appears to be a senseless act of violence in Trenton", Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

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  • 170 lawmakers call on Scott Pruitt to resign from the EPA
170 lawmakers call on Scott Pruitt to resign from the EPA

The resolution comes in response to Pruitt's repeated ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer dollars, retribution against whistleblowers, and contempt for science that is fundamentally at odds with the mission of the EPA . I hear from Coloradans daily who are anxious about the quality of our air and water as Administrator Pruitt continues stand u...

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  • United Nations in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold
United Nations in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) said it was trying to make arrangements for the fact-finding experts to travel to Douma "at the earliest possible time", according to a report to the Security Council obtained by AFP Wednesday.

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  • De Niro wants to play Mueller again, escort Trump 'to jail'
De Niro wants to play Mueller again, escort Trump 'to jail'

Robert De Niro let loose again with some fierce criticism of President Donald Trump . " The country has had a bad year , and you - the press - have taken a lot of hits", he said. As the curtain went up on the 17th Tribeca , De Niro couldn't help using the festival's megawatt spotlight to direct his considerable ire at Trump. "People have to spea...

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  • Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini
Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

Being an absolute monarch, King Mswati III does have the power to change the name of his country, as what he says is law. Taiwan is emphasizing its ties with one of the few countries that grant it diplomatic recognition as President Tsai Ing-wen visits the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland.

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