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China's Tiangong-1 space station came down in Pacific Ocean China's Tiangong-1 space station came down in Pacific Ocean
- April 03, 2018

Shanghai: China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said . Most of it burned up, and some of it no doubt was dense enough to survive re-entry and hit the water. Anything that might have remained of Tiangong-1 would have hit the ocean near an area known as the " spacecraft cemetery ", because that's where space agencies aim for when spacecraft re-enter the atmosphere . (more...)
Spring snowstorm has arrived; 5th storm since early March in Lehigh Valley Spring snowstorm has arrived; 5th storm since early March in Lehigh Valley
- April 03, 2018

The snowfall is predicted to be heaviest until 11 a.m. ET but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. ET in NY. Monday morning brought heavy, wet snow as temperatures plummeted to the low 30s during the predawn hours. A woman carries an umbrella in the snow as she walks along Court Street, April 2, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Another system is now forecast to spread an expansive swath of snow from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains and ... (more...)
Philippines begins vote recount for VP Philippines begins vote recount for VP
- April 03, 2018

Marcos protested the results in 132,446 precincts in 27 provinces and cities. The PET has about 1,400 ballot boxes from Camarines Sur, one of Marcos' chosen pilot provinces for the recount. "These ballot boxes will be retrieved later for the revision". A few hours into the counting, Marcos Jr. told reporters that some of the ballots from Camarines Sur, Robredo's hometown, were doused, making them "illegible". (more...)
'Don't Want Trade War With US But...': China On Trump Tariff 'Don't Want Trade War With US But...': China On Trump Tariff
- April 03, 2018

On the same lines, a proposed summit is expected to take place between US President Donald Trump and Kim in May. Tension over North Korea's tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles surged previous year and raised fears of United States military action in response to Pyongyang's threat to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the U.S. (more...)
Embattled Democrat Elizabeth Esty won't run for reelection after staffer's harassment scandal Embattled Democrat Elizabeth Esty won't run for reelection after staffer's harassment scandal
- April 03, 2018

Facing calls for her resignation from state Democrats in Connecticut, Esty said in a statement that her decision was "in the best interest of my constituents and my family". "Ms. Kain is to be commended for her courage in coming forward and telling her story". The Connecticut Democrat has resisted growing calls for her resignation from Democrats and Republicans alike, and her request for an ethics investigation into herself may help mitigate her ongoing public relations nightmare. (more...)
Duncan teachers head to Oklahoma State Capitol Duncan teachers head to Oklahoma State Capitol
- April 03, 2018

Oklahoma teachers walked off the job on Monday, closing schools statewide, as they became the latest USA educators to demand pay raises and more funding for a school system reeling from a decade of budget cuts. Adjusted for inflation, the amount the state spends per student has fallen almost 30 percent over the past decade, according to the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Prices Reduced Due to Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Prices Reduced Due to Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch
- April 03, 2018

Modern camera sensor technology already put Samsung in a good starting position, as CMOS sensors were already capable of rapidly exposing images and lowering distortion. After this new price cut, the Samsung Galaxy S8 now starts at Rs 49,990, making it a noteworthy option in this price segment despite its age. The above is made possible via an update for the AOD feature with version 3.2.26.4 being the latest. (more...)
Man shot in neck during officer-involved shooting at Zebulon gas station Man shot in neck during officer-involved shooting at Zebulon gas station
- April 02, 2018

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. A third investigation is being undertaken by the Coroner. The police auto followed and the vehicle then stopped again. Police say no officers were injured in the incident. The officer quickly moved away and called for backup. (more...)
Spy poisoning crisis escalates: Russian Federation expels diplomats from 23 countries Spy poisoning crisis escalates: Russian Federation expels diplomats from 23 countries
- April 02, 2018

It said it had declared persona non grata 58 diplomats in Moscow and two general consulate officials in Yekaterinburg in the row over the poisoning of former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal on March 4 . That number wasn't immediately clear. And 26 countries, including the US, kicked out more than 150 Russian diplomats in response, NBC News reported. (more...)
SC to hear TN Cauvery plea on Monday SC to hear TN Cauvery plea on Monday
- April 02, 2018

The petition sought clarification from the court whether it is open to the Central government to frame the scheme under 6 (A) at variance with the recommendations contained in the report of the Cauvery water dispute tribunal regarding Cauvery Management Board . (more...)
US Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Terror Victims' Lawsuit Against Palestinians US Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Terror Victims' Lawsuit Against Palestinians
- April 02, 2018

Gassan Baloul, a lawyer for the Palestinian defendants, said he was "gratified" that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, an attorney for the family members, appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, arguing that the lower court opinion would "cut the heart out of a vital federal statute". (more...)
Autopsy prompts more protests over killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento Autopsy prompts more protests over killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento
- April 02, 2018

The incident came amid protests over the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark . The coroner's investigation was independent from the police and the state justice department, the statement said. The California Highway Patrol said a pedestrian "who may have been a protester" was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. - A police vehicle struck a 61-year-old woman Saturday night in Sacramento as it drove away from protestors demonstrating against the police killing of Stephon Clark . (more...)
Sabah journalists association expresses concern over Anti Fake News Bill Sabah journalists association expresses concern over Anti Fake News Bill
- April 02, 2018

Echoing President Donald Trump's derision of the mainstream media, the anchors warn millions of unsuspecting viewers that "T$3 his is extremely unsafe to our democracy". However the poll also found that Americans, with the exception of those who identified as Republicans, still trusted major news brand over this president. (more...)
Deputies Arrest One Suspect in Armed Robbery of Spring Valley Gas Station Deputies Arrest One Suspect in Armed Robbery of Spring Valley Gas Station
- April 02, 2018

Moreno Valley - Two people were arrested in connection with an early morning armed robbery on March 28 in which the victim was pepper sprayed, punched, and had his auto keys and cash stolen. Officers arrived and saw the suspect trying to hide in a stairwell. He has no permanent address and told police he lives on the streets. Mingo has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to police and jail records. (more...)
2 notorious IS members say revoking United Kingdom citizenship unfair 2 notorious IS members say revoking United Kingdom citizenship unfair
- April 02, 2018

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from London, were captured by Kurdish forces in Syria in January. They spoke openly of their membership in the Islamic State group but refused to say what their role was. It said he "earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions and crucifixions while serving as an (ISIL) jailer". Both Kotey and Elsheikh are designated terrorists by the U.S., which says they have used "exceptionally cruel" torture methods. (more...)
Trump Wants Senate To Go 'Nuclear' To Pass Border Wall Funding Trump Wants Senate To Go 'Nuclear' To Pass Border Wall Funding
- April 02, 2018

Trump ended the program a year ago, but gave Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining it. Trump's comments were followed by a call to action: Congress must "use the nuclear option if necessary" - using a Senate maneuver to lower the threshold to break a filibuster from 60 votes to 51, weaking the power of the minority party - to pass border security legislation. (more...)
Oklahoma teachers are demanding higher wages and more funding Oklahoma teachers are demanding higher wages and more funding
- April 02, 2018

In my research, I have found that the surge of non-teaching staff in public schools has been occurring across America since at least 1950 and, at least since 1992, to no measurable positive relationship between this increased staffing and student outcomes. (more...)
Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Zebulon Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Zebulon
- April 02, 2018

Officer Arena and Officer Torres were conducting proactive patrol because of the burglaries and came across a man riding a bicycle. Gick pulled off the street into an alley, reached into his waistband and pulled out a Powerline Co2.177 caliber BB gun that looked like a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, according to Deputy Chief of Police Pat Robinson. (more...)
Israel reaches landmark deal with United Nations to resettle African migrants Israel reaches landmark deal with United Nations to resettle African migrants
- April 02, 2018

Moves to expel African asylum seekers were largely popular with the right-wing government's base, which viewed them as economic migrants who had entered the country illegally in search of work. Numerous migrants say they came to Israel to seek asylum after fleeing persecution, conflict, and in the case of Eritreans, forced, lifelong conscription to its army, but Israeli authorities regard them as economic migrants . (more...)
China says space station burns up over South Pacific China says space station burns up over South Pacific
- April 02, 2018

Tiangong-1 performed six rendezvous and docking tests, with the uncrewed Shenzhou-8 and crewed Shenzhou-9 and -10 spacecraft in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. No one on the ground was injured. China's future permanent space station is expected to comprise a large core module and two smaller ancillary modules, and will be in service early in the next decade, the Asian nation says. (more...)
Rain Back In Our Forecast This Week Rain Back In Our Forecast This Week
- April 02, 2018

Spotty showers will be possible Wednesday afternoon. Hail is possible. The tornado threat is very low, but not zero. Expect partly cloudy skies Monday, with light southerly winds and a warm afternoon high in the lower 80°s. However, given colder air at higher elevations several inches of snow fell over the mountains north and west of the DC area. Elsewhere turning less cold with rain gradually giving way to showers. (more...)
Bharat bandh over SC/ST ruling: Trains blocked, exams postponed in Punjab Bharat bandh over SC/ST ruling: Trains blocked, exams postponed in Punjab
- April 02, 2018

At some places, the protesters have also blocked national and state highways. The Supreme Court's March 20 judgment had said the abuse of the law of arrest under the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, required it to shield honest public servants discharging their duty from such blackmail. (more...)
New Book Alleges Kellyanne Conway 'Number One Leaker' in Trump White House New Book Alleges Kellyanne Conway 'Number One Leaker' in Trump White House
- April 02, 2018

Mr. Kessler was on CNN over the weekend to describe his book, out Tuesday, and said Mrs. Conway ripped into former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus . "Trump understands that they (Kushner and Ivanka) are problems". He writes that they have "no understanding of the basic fundamentals of how government works" and how they have no "understanding of the political consequences of their actions". (more...)
As Howard student protests continue, alumni group backs president As Howard student protests continue, alumni group backs president
- April 02, 2018

Less than a week prior to the campus occupation, almost one million students and young people converged on Washington, D.C.'s streets and across the USA to protest the unending wave of mass shootings in schools. The statement from Howard did not name the employees who had been fired. Frederick said the results of the audit were received in May 2017 and the investigation wrapped up in September 2017. (more...)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies At 81 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies At 81
- April 02, 2018

Victor Dlamini, the Mandela family spokesperson, said in a statement Madikizela-Mandela died peacefully at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg early on Monday, surrounded by her family and loved ones. "She refused to be bowed by the imprisonment of her husband, the perpetual harassment of her family by security forces, detentions, bannings and banishment", he said. (more...)
Egypt's Sisi re-elected for second term with 97% of votes Egypt's Sisi re-elected for second term with 97% of votes
- April 02, 2018

Sisi had been virtually guaranteed a landslide win, confirmed by early tallies as voting ended on Wednesday. The main challenger was arrested and his campaign manager beaten up, while other presidential hopefuls pulled out, citing intimidation. (more...)
Winnie Mandela, Prominent Anti-Apartheid Activist, Has Died at 81
- April 02, 2018

As a parliamentarian after South Africa's first all-race elections, she was convicted of fraud. The pair was married for 38 years (including Nelson's 27 years in prison) before they separated and eventually divorced in 1996. According to The Guardian , a statement was released about Winnie's death. "She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones". (more...)
Bharat Bandh forces CBSE to postpone class 10, 12 exams in Punjab Bharat Bandh forces CBSE to postpone class 10, 12 exams in Punjab
- April 02, 2018

People stage protest during " Bharat Bandh " against the dilution of provisions of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by Supreme court, in Amritsar on Monday. With dalit organisations calling for " Bharat Bandh " in protest, especially in Punjab and Odisha, here's a look at some of the amendments that, they claim, will weaken the law and, in turn, lead to more violations. (more...)
CJTF arrests 5th most wanted Boko Haram terrorist in Lagos CJTF arrests 5th most wanted Boko Haram terrorist in Lagos
- April 02, 2018

Benlo Dambatto, an official from the State Emergency Management Agency, said 18 bodies had been recovered from the two villages. Nwachukwu stated that the insurgents were killed by troops in an ambush while trying to escape ongoing clearance exercise under "Operation Deep Punch II" on March 30. (more...)
Japan's Abe to visit US to discuss North Korea with Trump Japan's Abe to visit US to discuss North Korea with Trump
- April 02, 2018

North Korea last conducted a nuclear test, its sixth and most powerful, in September 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives with first lady Melania Trump for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 1, 2018. (more...)

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