• SC collegium names Justice KM Joseph to top court, govt disagrees
SC collegium names Justice KM Joseph to top court, govt disagrees

The Centre had returned the collegium's original recommendation last week for reconsideration. Indu Malhotra was sworn in as the Supreme Court judge on April 27. The book is a critique of the functioning of the judicial system. "The civil society and the judges of the Supreme Court in full court should discuss and take it up with the governme...

Read more

  • WH: John Kelly Not Candidate for VA Amid Reports of Rift
WH: John Kelly Not Candidate for VA Amid Reports of Rift

The 2015 letter released by Trump's campaign read, "His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary". Bornstein later told NBC News that he had written that statement in five minutes while a limousine sent by Trump waited for him.

Read more

  • Drug Take Back Day helps address opioid crisis
Drug Take Back Day helps address opioid crisis

Those who missed the Take-Back Day may use the unwanted prescription medication drop box at any of the Toledo Police District Stations during business hours. The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration advises first to follow disposal instructions in the product package insert. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back event took place Friday and Satur...

Read more

  • Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring
Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring

A day after his extradition from Spain, Andres Lopez Elorza was arraigned Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court on an indictment charging him with surgically implanting liquid heroin into the bellies of young dogs. Ten claws were rescued on a plantation at Colombia during a 2005 raid. Lopez Elorza became a fugitive in 2005 after authorities arrested ...

Read more

  • Winds of peace in Korea
Winds of peace in Korea

Rice's comments were made as some Trump supporters suggest that the president should get the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering peace between North and South Korea. The genesis of this perception can be attributed to the January 12, 1950 National Press Club speech given by then Secretary of State Dean Acheson, which defined the US sphere of influenc...

Read more

  • Oldest Aussie Scientist's Final Trip: to End His Own Life
Oldest Aussie Scientist's Final Trip: to End His Own Life

Edith Cowan University honorary research associate David Goodall doesn't have a terminal illness, but at age 104, his quality of life has deteriorated. Goodall, an honorary research associate at Perth's Edith Cowan University, made global headlines in 2016 when he was declared unfit to be on campus.

Read more

  • Paris police arrest almost 200 in May Day protests
Paris police arrest almost 200 in May Day protests

The clash in central Paris continued for hours. "We have been able to arrest 200 individuals stranded on Buffon street", Paris Police chief Michel Delpuech told reporters on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Those who wear hoods are the enemies of democracy.' This year's May Day also fell on the 50th anniversary of the 1968 spring riots i...

Read more

  • Arkansas .500 tennis record not enough for NCAA Tournament
Arkansas .500 tennis record not enough for NCAA Tournament

MSU has not hosted the NCAA Tournament since 2013 and it is the first time it has done so under fourth-year coach Matt Roberts, who guided the Bulldogs to a 20-2 mark this season. As NCAA policy states, the top 16 seeds are guaranteed to host if a bid was submitted and the criteria are met, and matches between conference opponents were avoided in t...

Read more

  • Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges
Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges

The number and exact nature of the charges have not been made public. The proposed trial arrangements would run for a total period of 10 weeks, the court heard. The Vatican later announced that O'Brien would not continue his duties of a cardinal. He did not participate in the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis.

Read more

  • 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

To try and tackle the air pollution crisis that's now facing the capital, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has introduced a number of tough new measures including the T-charge which charges the most polluting types of auto that wish to drive through the city.

Read more

  • Backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria
Backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria

The strikes took place in an area where USA -backed and Kurdish-led forces are fighting to drive IS from some of the last pockets of territory it controls. "As the President said in remarks with President Emmanuel Macron of France, we will ensure that there is a strong and lasting footprint in Syria such that ISIS can not return and populations lib...

Read more

  • Soldier From Colorado Killed In Action Overseas
Soldier From Colorado Killed In Action Overseas

The death occurred during a bloody day in Afghanistan in which 31 people, including 10 journalists, were killed in twin bombings targeting civilians in Kabul, and a suicide bombing targeted a military convoy in Kandahar province, wounding eight Romanian service members and killing numerous children who were nearby, coalition military officials said...

Read more

  • Morocco cuts tie with Iran over support for rebels
Morocco cuts tie with Iran over support for rebels

Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Bourita added that his country had made a decision to close its embassy in Tehran and asked Iran's ambassador to leave the country. Although the two countries resumed their bilateral relations in 2014, ties between the nations were never stable, due to the fact that Tehran historically supported ...

Read more

  • Father of Parkland victim sues former SRO
Father of Parkland victim sues former SRO

A father whose daughter was killed in the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the armed deputy who stayed outside the school building during the attack. "Allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are pat...

Read more

  • Teen Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Wearing Chinese Dress to Prom
Teen Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Wearing Chinese Dress to Prom

She's tried to take something from the experience by learing more about Chinese culture and history as well as about the pros and cons of social media, according to the Post. "I've told myself, 'You know, I've done nothing wrong.' This had a great intent to it, and the meaning behind it is very important. Disgusting", tweeted David Masson-Weyl.

Read more

  • New Zealand government proposes online shopping
New Zealand government proposes online shopping "Amazon tax"

The group recommended an offshore supplier registration model to collect GST, although Cullen said there was a risk GST wouldn't be collected by unregistered sellers. "I think if you were an investor, you'd still be much more comfortable backing some of these online operators rather than traditional bricks and mortar retail".

Read more

  • Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch'
Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch'

This represents a pretty remote attribution of druggie associations for McConnell - not to mention a deadly insult to Trump administration Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , Mitch's wife - but is apparently meant to reinforce Blankenship's general claim that his Kentuckian enemy is in the thrall of China .

Read more

  • All Indian households to have electricity connection this year
All Indian households to have electricity connection this year

Asked if it was fair to take credit for electrification when 97 per cent of it was already done and only 18,000 villages remained, Mr Singh said the government ended up connecting more than 20,000 villages after the figure was revised. With electricity reaching all 597,464 census villages on Saturday, the government's focus is now on providing elec...

Read more

  • We're 'Seriously Thinking' of Sixth Military Branch Called 'Space Force'
We're 'Seriously Thinking' of Sixth Military Branch Called 'Space Force'

As president-elect, Trump attended the 117th rivalry game between West Point and the Naval Academy, which resulted in Army snapping Navy's 14-game winning streak in the annual rivalry. But despite support from House Armed Services Committee leaders - including Chairman Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican - the plan was nixed from the final version...

Read more

  • Buffalo's coldest April since World War II in the books
Buffalo's coldest April since World War II in the books

Barely more than two weeks ago, the high was 27, and Sunday morning's low was just 33 degrees. Now that temperatures have warmed, those snowstorms have turned to thunderstorms. There were 23 days that ran colder than average, including a pair of double-digit below-normal temperature stretches that brought overnight lows in the low 20s and daytime...

Read more

  • Uprooted… Macron's oak tree for Trump vanishes
Uprooted… Macron's oak tree for Trump vanishes

Mr Trump set a May 12 deadline for the USA and Europe to address issues that aren't covered in the nuclear deal, and Iran has "considered a variety of responses for any decision that the United States is going to make", according to its website .

Read more

  • Lord Kilclooney denies being racist over Varadkar tweet
Lord Kilclooney denies being racist over Varadkar tweet

Kilclooney later added: "I wanted to highlight that, unlike native Irish PMs, he had contravened the normal courtesies of visiting the United Kingdom and I certainly have succeeded". "It is deliberate, calculated disrespect", she wrote. The former Ulster Unionist deputy leader denied being racist after making the comment about Mr Varadkar on Mo...

Read more

  • Pruitt Aide at EPA Resigns
Pruitt Aide at EPA Resigns

Nearly immediately thereafter, Pruitt appointed him to lead the EPA's effort to prioritize and streamline the Superfund program . Perrotta is scheduled to be interviewed by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday as part of the committee's probe of Pruitt's alleged conduct.

Read more

  • Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs'
Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs'

Local news outlet Irish News reported that the family's lawyer told the five justices hearing the case today in the Supreme Court: "Mr. and Mrs. McArthur have been penalized by the state, in the form of the judgment, for failing to create and provide a product bearing an explicit slogan "Support Gay Marriage " to which they have an objection of ...

Read more

  • UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan
UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

Monday marked the bloodiest day for journalists in a long time: At least nine were killed and half a dozen wounded in a double suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital. Publicly, US officials have presented an optimistic view of the situation in Afghanistan. Last year, RSF ranked Afghanistan the third most unsafe country in the world for journa...

Read more