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United States offers $5M reward for Pakistan Taliban leader United States offers $5M reward for Pakistan Taliban leader
- March 10, 2018

Up to nine police personnel were killed as Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints in Khashik and Shahbaz neighborhoods outside Ghazni city, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, spokesman for provincial government Arif Nuri said. (more...)
SC didn't specifically ask for creation of Cauvery Management Board: Centre SC didn't specifically ask for creation of Cauvery Management Board: Centre
- March 10, 2018

Union Water Resources Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh opined yesterday that in its last month's verdict, the Supreme Court didn't specifically say that a Cauvery Management Board ought to be set up. It (the scheme) could be exactly what the tribunal had said and all the states have their representation in the body, Singh said. Contending that the Supreme Court had reinforced the Tribunal's position on the CMB, Mr. (more...)
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC; no casualties India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC; no casualties
- March 10, 2018

He said that the role of the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was crucial to ensure peace at the LoC. Later in response to a statement from India, Pakistan said that Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination can not be subsumed under the label of terrorism. (more...)
Dwyane Wade, Education Secretary DeVos Visit School Where 17 Shot Dwyane Wade, Education Secretary DeVos Visit School Where 17 Shot
- March 10, 2018

Not every teacher should have a gun, however, DeVos told Lesley Stahl in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on "60 Minutes" on CBS . The guns wouldn't be for every teacher, DeVos says. "I give a lot of credit to the students here who have found their voices and encourage them to continue to speak out about finding those solutions and having adults pay attention", said Ms. (more...)
Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos
- March 10, 2018

The sentencing judge found that Mr. "Saucier for his service to the country". "Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid", Hogan argued in documents filed on behalf of his client. (more...)
U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions
- March 10, 2018

The 10-percent tariff on aluminum "will create a new $347.7 million tax on America's beverage industry, including brewers and beer importers, and result in the loss of 20,291 American jobs", Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute trade group, said in a statement . (more...)
US Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations US Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
- March 10, 2018

Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, in 2012. She did not return an emailed message from The Associated Press seeking comment. Perdue said more steps already were being taken to protect victims from retaliation. The move came in response to an audit from the inspector general at the Department of Agriculture that said nearly half of service employees interviewed in the region had expressed distrust in complaint reporting progress. (more...)
Anthony Davis Won't Play vs. Wizards After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain Anthony Davis Won't Play vs. Wizards After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain
- March 10, 2018

Despite Tuesday's rib injury and Wednesday's ankle, Davis has put together a masterful stretch of performances during the Pelicans' franchise-record-tying 10-game winning streak. He added 14 points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes. Their most recent win was a 114-101 effort against the Kings, in which they had virtually sewn up the game by half-time. (more...)
Trump decision to meet Kim leader validates his approach Trump decision to meet Kim leader validates his approach
- March 10, 2018

American officials were quick to stress that the US had made no concessions in setting up the proposed talks and that Kim's invitation to Trump was a clear indication that Washington's policy of isolationism against the North had succeeded. (more...)
Trudeau names Brenda Lucki as first female RCMP permanent head Trudeau names Brenda Lucki as first female RCMP permanent head
- March 10, 2018

Brenda Lucki was named the new commissioner of the RCMP today, the first woman in the post, permanently. Since October 2016, Lucki has served as the Commanding Officer of "Depot" Division, ensuring cadets receive the best possible training - including diversity training - before they begin to serve our communities, Trudeau said. (more...)
Police investigating video of woman on horse inside nightclub Police investigating video of woman on horse inside nightclub
- March 10, 2018

He said the incident constitutes animal abuse, and that the club " should be stripped of their license to operate ". Leeza Marie Jay wrote: 'Shame on @mokaiofficial. The animal's name is still a mystery. "We are very concerned over the allegations". Miami Beach police and code-enforcement officers began investigating after receiving multiple complaints, which ultimately led to the club shutting down. (more...)
Biden: Pennsylvania congressional candidate Conor Lamb 'reminds me of my son' Biden: Pennsylvania congressional candidate Conor Lamb 'reminds me of my son'
- March 10, 2018

Quieting at least one cry of "Biden 2020", the former vice president cast the Democratic enthusiasm that has emerged in races around the country since 2016 as a reaction to Republican leadership. "It's a good test of whether Democrats can break through in Trump country", said David Wasserman, the House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. (more...)
Muslims offer prayers in Kandy under Sri Lankan Army protection Muslims offer prayers in Kandy under Sri Lankan Army protection
- March 10, 2018

In a statement released by Suren Surendran of the Global Tamil Forum from London noted that the violence occurred in the Ampara and Kandy districts during the last two weeks, which involved deaths, and destruction to properties and places of worship of the Muslim community, is a reflection and an outcome of the alarming Islamophobia developing in Sri Lanka over several years now. (more...)
Top State Republicans Blast Trump Tariff
- March 10, 2018

While others, like Sen. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, is calling President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs a "very risky action" that could spark a trade war. Many Republicans hold that imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum are an abuse of this law and are pushing to restrict it. Flake, an Arizona conservative who has frequently feuded with Trump, said that Trump's "so-called "flexible tariffs" are a marriage of two lethal poisons to economic growth - protectionism and ... (more...)
Sergei Skripal: 'Forthwith' gave MI6 telephone directory of Russian agents Sergei Skripal: 'Forthwith' gave MI6 telephone directory of Russian agents
- March 10, 2018

Police are treating the incident as an attempted murder investigation. Although British authorities have rarely pointed the finger at the Russian government , the use of a nerve agent in the Skripal case has renewed concern about Kremlin involvement. (more...)
Nunberg caps off unusual week with appearance before Mueller gra Nunberg caps off unusual week with appearance before Mueller gra
- March 10, 2018

A day earlier he appeared on numerous cable news shows and spoke to a number of reporters about his decision to ignore a subpoena that sought his appearance before a grand jury as well as correspondence with multiple other campaign officials. (more...)
US Embassy Warns About Threat To Mexico Resort Town, Issues Travel Ban US Embassy Warns About Threat To Mexico Resort Town, Issues Travel Ban
- March 10, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen March 7, leading to a travel ban for U.S. government employees . US citizens are warned not to travel to five Mexican states including Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas. No doubt the Mexican government is anxious about potential damage to the country's tourism reputation given the Riviera Maya's critical role as the leading destination for foreign sun-seekers in a country ... (more...)
Family's son got texts from Cruz before shooting Family's son got texts from Cruz before shooting
- March 10, 2018

Within two minutes after Cruz was seen entering the school on February 14, the sheriff deputy on duty at the high school, Scot Peterson, reported: "I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired". "Somebody is shooting up Stoneman Douglas", the boy whispers back. But the tapes nevertheless provide a glimpse of the horror unfolding inside the school - as well as the eerie quiet in the classrooms as students hoped the shooter, Nikolas Cruz , would pass them by. (more...)
Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's
- March 10, 2018

Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, re-examined seven bone measurements conducted in 1940 by physician D. Jantz used information based on Earhart's body measurements compared to the Nikumaroro bones. Earhart, her plane, and her navigator vanished without a trace in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
Bonacic introduces bill to regulate NY sports gambling Bonacic introduces bill to regulate NY sports gambling
- March 10, 2018

Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. If the new bill gets signed into law, it is to introduce a number of amendments to the existing state legislation that pertain to pari-mutuel betting, breeding, and racing. (more...)
European Union count on exclusion from United States metal tariffs
- March 10, 2018

He said he hoped for greater clarity when US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer visits Brussels on Saturday for long-planned talks that are now a de facto crisis meeting. Tariffs would "seriously impact the normal order of global trade", the Commerce Ministry said. " China urges the U.S. to respect the authority of the multilateral trading system and revoke the decision as soon as possible". (more...)
Trump won't get any military tanks for a planned Veterans Day parade Trump won't get any military tanks for a planned Veterans Day parade
- March 10, 2018

The memo from the office of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offers initial guidance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which will stage the parade. Trump will reportedly be surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients during the event. In addition to military equipment, the parade will include pageantry, with veterans dressed in period uniforms. (more...)
Female drunk driver accused of killing a man and unborn kid Female drunk driver accused of killing a man and unborn kid
- March 10, 2018

The jury sentenced Shana Elliott to 10 years probation for one count of intoxication manslaughter, seven years in prison for the second count of intoxication manslaughter and seven years in prison for the third count of intoxication assault. (more...)
Chrystia Freeland Demands Professor's Widow Be Allowed To Leave Iran Chrystia Freeland Demands Professor's Widow Be Allowed To Leave Iran
- March 10, 2018

Iranian authorities have said Seyed-Emami's death was a suicide, but both his son Ramin and the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran described the government's claim as suspicious, following other detainee deaths. Mehran said his mother is now staying with friends. "We were outraged to learn that their mother, Maryam Mombeini, Mr. Seyed-Emami's widow, was barred from leaving Iran for no apparent reason", Freeland said. (more...)
Stake sale in Air India, Pawans Hans to be fast-tracked Stake sale in Air India, Pawans Hans to be fast-tracked
- March 10, 2018

We are working on amending the Airports Authority of India Act towards that end", he said. He said other models includes land pooling or shifting the airport to the outskirts of the city with the land of the current airport being monetised to develop the new airport. (more...)
Nor'easter leaves one dead after pummeling Northeast with heavy snow Nor'easter leaves one dead after pummeling Northeast with heavy snow
- March 10, 2018

As the storm made its cross-country trek to northeast, it left five dead in its wake. "Ocean and elevation - the combination of both", said Rob Carolan, a meteorologist with Hometown Forecast Services Inc.in Nashua, New Hampshire. By the end of Wednesday some parts of New Jersey and NY were under as much as 60cm of snow. Meanwhile, many New York City-bound commuters were feeling powerless. (more...)
Modi breaks protocol, receives French President at airport Modi breaks protocol, receives French President at airport
- March 10, 2018

Travelling with his wife Brigitte and delegation of businessmen and ministry officials, Macron will tour India from March 9 to March 12. Both the countries have enhanced and ongoing cooperation in the defence, maritime, space, security, and energy-related sectors, and are increasingly working together on all issues of concern including terrorism, climate change. (more...)
Fearful Parents Flooded 911 With Calls During Parkland School Shooting Fearful Parents Flooded 911 With Calls During Parkland School Shooting
- March 10, 2018

In schools, the measure also creates new mental health programs and establishes an anonymous tip line for reporting threats. The male student trapped inside the school made a brief but chilling call to authorities. He says Florida "passed a lot of very good legislation last night". Board member Kristine Gericke said as advocates, the board members need to express that even though kids may not be old enough to vote, they still have a voice. (more...)
Teen charged with manslaughter in student's gun death at Ala. high school Teen charged with manslaughter in student's gun death at Ala. high school
- March 10, 2018

Authorities initially said the shooting may have been accidental, but have released few details about the investigation. Gunfire broke out at Huffman High School on Wednesday as classes were letting out. But friends told the publication they think he had it because he was robbed Tuesday on Huffman High School's campus. The shooter, who has not been identified, killed 17-year-old Huffman High School student Courtlin Arrington and injured another 17-year-old student in Birmingham, Ala ., ... (more...)
Turnbull confident of a win on trade as Trump softens tariff plan Turnbull confident of a win on trade as Trump softens tariff plan
- March 10, 2018

He said that Canada and Mexico are exempt while negotiations are underway for the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other countries the USA has a security relationship with (such as Australia) would have the next 15 days to negotiate with the United States to modify or remove the tariffs. (more...)

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