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Texas Senate approves bill that would reduce handgun license fee
- March 29, 2017

House lawmakers are set to consider a bill that would extend the life of the state Railroad Commission - which regulates oil and gas. A Senate rule stipulating that 26 or more "no" votes means similar language can not be considered again that session, according to some Democrats, meant Bosma's proposal should not have been considered by the Senate panel. (more...)
Rebel supporters flood streets of Yemeni capital on conflict anniversary Rebel supporters flood streets of Yemeni capital on conflict anniversary
- March 29, 2017

The Iran-backed rebels staged a show of force over the weekend with the mass rally in Sanaa and a symbolic court ruling against Yemen's embattled president. By pouring more weapons and ammunition into the civil war, now entering its third year, Washington could inadvertently strengthen the hand of al Qaeda's most lethal branch, which has already exploited the chaos to its benefit. (more...)
Big hail, damaging winds in forecast for Texas, Oklahoma Big hail, damaging winds in forecast for Texas, Oklahoma
- March 29, 2017

Tuesday evening. A slight risk means scattered severe storms will be possible. That system will bring a better chance of showers and storms. Spring storms could visit North Texas Tuesday . Another chance of strong to severe thunderstorms will head this way Thursday. The tests are scheduled as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. "There will be strong to severe storms moving in here in the next few hours", Chelly Amin said shortly before noon today. (more...)
S Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ousted president
- March 28, 2017

Ms Park has denied any legal wrongdoing. It was the first time that a democratically elected president had been removed from office in South Korea. Park, South Korea's first female president, is a daughter of late dictator Park Chung-hee, one of the most divisive figures in the country's history. (more...)
Hong Kong Election 2017 Hong Kong Election 2017
- March 28, 2017

This sense of hopelessness is what Hong Kong elected official Claudia Mo predicts will lead to anger if - or when - Carrie Lam prevails as the city's chief executive. She said she welcomed and encouraged a spectrum of voices and vowed to "tap the forces of our young people". Hong Kong's citizens are wary of Lam, largely because she's seen as Beijing's top pick. (more...)
Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll
- March 27, 2017

With songs like Johnny B. Goode and Roll Over Beethoven , he gave his listeners more than they knew they were getting from jukebox entertainment. "He inspired me and thousands of others to learn how to play guitar", recalls Al Mair, a former Gordon Lightfootmanager and owner of the Attic Records label who attended several of the all-star revues that played Maple Leaf Gardens between 1956 and 1957 that featured Berry in the lineup. (more...)
Netherlands sack manager Danny Blind
- March 27, 2017

With this win, Portugal are placed second in Group B with 12 points at the moment, and are three points short of the table-toppers Switzerland . His sacking follows a 0-2 defeat to Bulgaria on Saturday which leaves the Netherlands fourth in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group at the halfway stage. (more...)
Bill Clinton attends Martin McGuinness funeral in Northern Ireland
- March 25, 2017

On Thursday morning, Carol Nolan said she was proud to see the tricolour flying at half mast over Leinster House as a mark of respect for "a true patriot and statesman". Deputy Doherty was a teenager when he first met Mr. McGuinness and said that while Mr. McGuinness was "a true son of Derry", he also had a great affinity for Donegal. (more...)
RTÉ release emotional tribute to Ryan McBride on Soccer Republic RTÉ release emotional tribute to Ryan McBride on Soccer Republic
- March 25, 2017

The cause of the 27-year-old's death is so far unknown. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill also offered his condolences to McBride's family, describing the footballer's death as "a tragic event". It is the third tragedy to strike the club in just over a year. Derry's record goalscorer had been receiving treatment for an aggressive brain tumour. (more...)
Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine
- March 25, 2017

He renounced his Russian citizenship and became a Ukrainian citizen late past year. But the Kremlin has denied any involvement. Voronenkov was on his way to meet with another exiled Russian lawmaker, Ilya Ponomarev, when he was shot. Sberbank and VTB have both said they are looking at options to leave Ukraine. "Here is an obvious pattern of the Russian special services", Poroshenko said in the meeting, according to state news agencies. (more...)
Three-year probe finds laundered Russian money was 'processed through British banks' Three-year probe finds laundered Russian money was 'processed through British banks'
- March 22, 2017

The flows are tied to a network dubbed the Global Laundromat , the subject of a 2014 report by the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, an investigative journalism group that provided some of the documents, the Guardian said. The Guardian yesterday reported that anonymously owned United Kingdom companies played a major role in laundering billions of dollars out of Russian Federation. (more...)
BJP-led govt wins Manipur trust vote
- March 22, 2017

The ministers who were inducted in the BJP-led ministry of Manipur includes two BJP MLAs (including CM), four MLAs of NPP, one from Naga People's Front (NPF), one from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and a legislator of Congress who shifted to BJP. (more...)
Vet Slams Thai Tradition That Killed 'Friend' Piggy Bank the Turtle Vet Slams Thai Tradition That Killed 'Friend' Piggy Bank the Turtle
- March 22, 2017

The coins became so heavy that her shell cracked. "She at least had the chance to swim freely and eat happily before she passed" said Dr. Nantarika Chansue . Acute infection in the intestine then caused blood infection. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University vet Dr Nantarika Chansue confirmed that the turtle died from blood poisoning from all the coins that had corroded or dissolved inside her stomach. (more...)
Syrian forces and rebels fight fierce clashes in northeast Damascus
- March 21, 2017

After some 18 months of losing ground to government forces, the unexpected attack in Damascus on Sunday saw the rebels make significant gains. Lina Khatib, the head of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House said this is the first attack in Damascus of its kind by rebel groups that, until now, had been operating mainly in northern Syria. (more...)
Local gas prices fall another 1.4 cents per gallon Local gas prices fall another 1.4 cents per gallon
- March 21, 2017

According to GasBuddy.com, gas is cheapest today at the Citgo station at Middle Valley and Gann Roads where gas is selling for $1.88 per gallon. The price of gasoline on Monday morning fell by about a penny a gallon compared with last week's national average pump price for regular gasoline. (more...)
Last fighters begin to leave former Syrian rebel stronghold of Homs Last fighters begin to leave former Syrian rebel stronghold of Homs
- March 19, 2017

Green government buses ferried the fighters, many carrying assault rifles, and their families from the northern al-Waer neighbourhood to Homs' western entrance, where they disembarked and had some of their bags searched under the supervision of Syrian and Russian military police. (more...)
2 small planes collide over mall near Montreal, 1 dead 2 small planes collide over mall near Montreal, 1 dead
- March 19, 2017

Earlier, Longueuil police said each plane only had a pilot on board and that both were injured . A police spokeswoman said one of the plans crashed onto the roof of a store, while the other crashed into the parking lot. Martinez said he ran to the plane and saw a man inside, whose body was crushed. Cargair is a flight training and pilot school. "We are concentrating our efforts to help our employees and students who are all part of the Cargair family", said Josée Prud'homme, the ... (more...)
Scottish National Party using Brexit to engineer breakaway from UK, claims May
- March 18, 2017

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier this week that she will seek a referendum on Scottish independence to be held between the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, so Scottish voters can decide whether to leave the European Union with the rest of the United Kingdom or to go it alone. (more...)
Turkish Threat to Scrap EU Refugee Deal Questioned Turkish Threat to Scrap EU Refugee Deal Questioned
- March 18, 2017

There are no signs that a deal reached between the European Union and Turkey previous year to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the bloc has been suspended by Ankara , a spokesman for the German government spokesman. He also criticized the Dutch government's mistreatment of a Turkish minister that ended up in a diplomatic row between the two countries. Despite Turkey's previous criticism of the virulently anti-Islam Wilders, Cavusoglu told a Turkish broadcaster on Thursday that there ... (more...)
USA-Venezuela start time, TV channel, live stream info, prediction USA-Venezuela start time, TV channel, live stream info, prediction
- March 16, 2017

Ricky Nolasco went four innings in the start for the Angels, giving up four hits and allowing three earned runs. At roughly 3:30 A.M., the World Baseball Classic officials confirmed that the Venezuelans would be facing Italy for the chance to advance to the second round. (more...)
Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa
- March 15, 2017

According to The Tribune , he is likely to be heading to Goa, "where newly-elected BJP MLAs unanimously backed him as the state legislature party leader, even as the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) said it will support a government led by Parrikar". (more...)
Brexit button: UK MPs prepare for key vote on bill
- March 15, 2017

The House of Lords will be under strong pressure not to block the legislation further and the government could secure approval for the Bill late on Monday. We will fight jobs and the economy using every parliamentary mechanism that is available. Ms Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum was needed to protect Scottish interests in the wake of the United Kingdom voting to leave the EU. (more...)
Malaysia says talks on with N.Korea for return of nine
- March 14, 2017

The video features Ibrahim and three assistants ankle-deep in water with two coconuts, a pair of sticks used as binoculars, five bamboo cannons, a carpet and a bowl of seawater. Local police finally confirmed last Friday that the murdered North Korean man with a passport bearing the name "Kim Chol" is actually Jong-nam, also saying that the body has been handed over to the Health Ministry as no family members had come to claim it. (more...)
Aide: Trump planning to meet with Chinese leader
- March 14, 2017

The report is unconfirmed, and White House did not immediately respond to request for comment. It added the plan was tentative and that Secretary of State Rex Tillersonwas expected to finalize plans during a trip this week to Asia, which includes a stop in China. (more...)
Fox, Briscoe lead Kentucky past Georgia 71-60 in SEC Tournament Fox, Briscoe lead Kentucky past Georgia 71-60 in SEC Tournament
- March 13, 2017

As the Wildcats continued to make shot after shot against Arkansas, free throw after free throw, Calipari's demeanor didn't change. When a Hawkins 3-pointer gave United Kingdom a 39-30 lead just before halftime the two in-state products (Hawkins, Richmond, and Derek Willis, Mount Washington) had combined for 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks. (more...)
Ciara Involved In Car Crash Ciara Involved In Car Crash
- March 11, 2017

The pop singer, 31, is expecting her second child ( her first with her National Football League star husband, Russell Wilson). She was spotted "clutching her chest and shoulder, but walking around and talking on her phone" after the accident. (more...)
USMNT draws favorable group for Gold Cup USMNT draws favorable group for Gold Cup
- March 09, 2017

Group A: Honduras, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Canada. Joining them in the second group are surprising qualifiers Martinique, and the victor of a Nicaragua/Haiti play-in game. Current head coach Bruce Arena led the team to the 2002 and 2005 triumphs, and is one of two managers to win multiple Gold Cup titles after Bora Milutinovic did so with the U.S.in 1991 and Mexico in 1996. (more...)
At least four killed as train barrels into charter bus in Biloxi At least four killed as train barrels into charter bus in Biloxi
- March 09, 2017

Charter buses carrying retirees visiting Biloxi's eight gambling casinos are common sights in the city, but it's unclear whether the Bastrop-originating bus was on such an outing. The crossing has warning lights and gates. He says that "sounds like a big number" but investigators need to compare it to other crossings. "That's what we want to know". (more...)
Turkey, US, Russia stage surprise tripartite regional security meeting in Antalya
- March 09, 2017

Turkey's Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, center, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and Russia's Chief of Staff Gen. Last week Russian fighters launched airstrikes against a USA camp in Syria, which had been training anti-Assad Syrian militiamen battling Islamic State. (more...)
In Israel Visit New York Gov. Cuomo condemns anti-Semitic attacks In Israel Visit New York Gov. Cuomo condemns anti-Semitic attacks
- March 07, 2017

Governor Cuomo will tour Yad Vashem with Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of the Libraries. The taxpayer-funded trip, which included six government aides, also included an announcement by Cuomo that Israel and NY will create a commission to strengthen economic and cultural ties. (more...)
Alleged Mosul chemical attack amounts to war crime Alleged Mosul chemical attack amounts to war crime
- March 06, 2017

Iraqi forces captured the eastern side of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris River on February 19. Amid intense fighting in recent days, the thousands of displaced have been seen arriving in areas outside IS control, many hungry and terrified after years under jihadist rule. (more...)
United Nations mediator wraps up 'tough' Syria talks in Geneva United Nations mediator wraps up 'tough' Syria talks in Geneva
- March 06, 2017

The Geneva negotiations, the first since April 2016, were the latest effort to seek to end a conflict that began in March 2011 with protests against Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad. The UN envoy seemed upbeat. "This did not come as a surprise to us because some members of the Riyadh delegation include members of armed terrorist groups". (more...)
France election: Fillon loses support of allied party in fresh blow France election: Fillon loses support of allied party in fresh blow
- March 05, 2017

As a member of the European Parliament, Le Pen has more freedom of speech protections than French citizens and couldn't be prosecuted. Le Pen herself has refused to cooperate with any investigations until the election is over. The party also appeals to the young. For months, the question had not been who would qualify for the second round, but who would face Le Pen, with the assumption that whoever would be her opponent would become the new president. (more...)
Murray River Tragedy: Missing Boy's Body Found At Moama Murray River Tragedy: Missing Boy's Body Found At Moama
- March 05, 2017

It is believed police divers recovered the body not long after the search resumed Saturday morning after stopping when it became dark on Friday evening. The letter claimed the mother was released to the grandparents' house after she was released from prison in February, despite an apprehended violence order. (more...)
Russia, Syrian regime bombed US-backed fighters in Syria: US general says Russia, Syrian regime bombed US-backed fighters in Syria: US general says
- March 04, 2017

The latest near miss occurred near the city of al Bab, just northeast of Aleppo, which Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies recently took from ISIS, leaving them in a staredown with Syrian regime forces who site just south of the city. The incident on Tuesday marked the second time in a month that Russian aircraft mistakenly attacked friendly forces. The two countries were seemingly on opposing sides of the Syrian Civil War, with the Kremlin hoping that Syrian President Bashar Assad ... (more...)