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Concerned auto executives to meet with Trump over fuel economy rules Concerned auto executives to meet with Trump over fuel economy rules
- May 12, 2018

The administration is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement to help accomplish that. The Trump administration is also reviewing fuel economy standards imposed at the very end of Barack Obama's administration in January 2017, and automakers have said they support changes. (more...)
Hawaii volcano eruption WARNING: 'NO TIME to evacuate' island Hawaii volcano eruption WARNING: 'NO TIME to evacuate' island
- May 12, 2018

Geologists said Kilauea may be entering a phase of explosive eruptions not seen in almost a century that could hurl "ballistic blocks" weighing up to 12 tons for 800 metres, shoot pebble-sized projectiles for miles and dust downwind towns with volcanic ash and smog. (more...)
USA exit from Iran deal puts pressure on European planemakers
- May 12, 2018

Boeing said it would consult with the government on what comes next. Although Airbus is a European firm, its aircraft use US components and technology. The United States says the sanctions will also sharply curtail sales of oil by Iran, the world's fifth-largest oil producer. Le Maire said he was seeking concrete exemptions for countries already present in Iran, including Renault, Total, Sanofi, Danone and Peugeot. (more...)
New Malaysia leader seeks full pardon for jailed politician New Malaysia leader seeks full pardon for jailed politician
- May 12, 2018

The Najib government and the former prime minister personally were dogged by allegations of corruption over the past several years, and many of these are likely to be pursued by the new government and Malaysian legal system. Najib has denied wrongdoing and Malaysia's attorney-general has cleared him of any offence, saying the funds were a legitimate donation from the Saudi royal family. (more...)
President Donald Trump And Vice President Mike Pence Visit Elkhart, Indiana
- May 12, 2018

Mary Kneller, of Elkhart, said President Trump increases her concern about the future. "The great news keeps rolling in". He says: "If it makes sense for West Virginia, makes sense to me, I vote for it, doesn't matter whether it's Democrat or Republican". (more...)
Jerry Brown has an enviable budget surplus - he wants to save it Jerry Brown has an enviable budget surplus - he wants to save it
- May 12, 2018

Jerry Brown gestures toward a chart showing the increase in K-14 school funding, while discussing his revised 2018-19 state budget at a Capitol news conference Friday, May 11, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. He says he's committed to fully funding the state's rainy day fund to weather what he says will be a coming economic storm. The year's tax revenues are coming in at nearly $3 billion ahead of Brown's original projections in January of a $6 billion surplus. (more...)
Red Bull drivers optimistic after running big upgrade Red Bull drivers optimistic after running big upgrade
- May 12, 2018

Red Bull was among the several teams that voted against the proposals on April 30. "We have a lot of updates on the vehicle", said Ricciardo. While Ricciardo accepted hopes for updates tend to moderate as they get closer to being deployed, he's confident the changes will at least look striking and highlighted the bargeboard area in particular. (more...)
Tigers, Mariners rained out, will play doubleheader on Saturday Tigers, Mariners rained out, will play doubleheader on Saturday
- May 12, 2018

The Tigers are 15-and-21 on the season, three games behind the Indians for top spot in the AL Central. Jeimer Candelario has helped lead the Tigers' offense this year with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 21 runs scored. Even with a shaky starter, I will take the Mariners tonight. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.32, along with a K/9 of 10.46. They are coming off a 9-3 win at Toronto on Thursday. (more...)
Questions swirl around Trump lawyer after payments revealed Questions swirl around Trump lawyer after payments revealed
- May 12, 2018

AT&T Inc on Friday ousted its top lobbyist, and the No. 2 wireless carrier's chief executive said it was a "big mistake" to hire Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's personal attorney, for advice on working with the Trump administration. (more...)
Sudanese woman faces death for killing alleged rapist husband Sudanese woman faces death for killing alleged rapist husband
- May 12, 2018

But her father tricked her into coming back home three years later and sent her to her husband. According to BuzzFeed News , Noura was forced to marry Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad by her father when she was 16. The execution of a young woman, a victim of gender based violence, the group wrote, "is a regress in the eyes of worldwide law and an irreparable damage for Sudan's and perhaps more broadly Africa's global reputation". (more...)
Plea to debar Congress candidates from Karnataka polls junked Plea to debar Congress candidates from Karnataka polls junked
- May 12, 2018

The plea had also sought disqualification of those Congress candidates who are allegedly seeking votes in name of religion in the Karnataka polls. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud refused to intervene in the election process as it has been set in motion. (more...)
Pompeo says talks with North Korea's Kim were 'warm'
- May 12, 2018

Speaking after their meeting, Mr Pompeo said: "The United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to achieving the permanent, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". "We talked about the fact that America has often in history had adversaries that we are now close partners with". Pompeo spoke alongside South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, who is in Washington to get a briefing on the top U.S. (more...)
High-voltage campaign for K'taka elections ends; voting tomorrow High-voltage campaign for K'taka elections ends; voting tomorrow
- May 12, 2018

S. Yedyurappa who want our CM to continue". An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said "making fun" of Rahul's prime ministerial ambitions was "against democracy" and asserted the Congress president's opponents must agree he had maintained a "certain degree of political class". (more...)
Gujarat High Court upholds conviction of 19 in Ode massacre case Gujarat High Court upholds conviction of 19 in Ode massacre case
- May 12, 2018

The court also ordered the release of those who have completed their seven-year jail term. In the High Court, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, along with the State prosecution and the victims sought death penalty for the convicts given life imprisonment and enhanced sentences to those awarded seven-year jail terms. (more...)
Sheldon Silver found guilty, again Sheldon Silver found guilty, again
- May 12, 2018

Silver was first elected to the Assembly in 1976 and eventually became one of the three most powerful politicians in the state, playing a pivotal role in deciding what legislation made it to a vote. In return, Taub, over about a decade, referred almost 50 cancer patients with legal claims to the law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, which gave Silver a portion of its fees. (more...)
Wenger reveals true feelings ahead of final Arsenal game Wenger reveals true feelings ahead of final Arsenal game
- May 12, 2018

After a first nine years flush with silverware, the club endured a hard period following their move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006, and had to wait until 2014 for their next trophy. "What Wenger has done is something that will be hard to match". Wenger would have liked the announcement of his departure to have been delayed until the end of the season to avoid all the attention. (more...)
Laxman condemns attack on Amit Shah Laxman condemns attack on Amit Shah
- May 12, 2018

Naidu was holding a meeting of party leaders at Amaravati . Security officials, however, said that Amit Shah's vehicle was protected. When asked to react to Shah's comment at a poll rally in Karnataka's Hubbali region, where the BJP President promised to resolve the Mhadei dispute in six months and that waters from the multi-state river would flow into Karnataka, Savoikar said: "He (Shah) has said, the issue will be solved immediately after (BJP comes to power)". (more...)
WH aide says about McCain, 'he's dying anyway' WH aide says about McCain, 'he's dying anyway'
- May 12, 2018

On Wednesday, McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was tortured by his captors, issued a statement urging his fellow senators to vote against Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency director. The 81-year-old senator was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma , an aggressive brain cancer . "Unfortunately, you are under someone who does this", Goldberg said, referencing President Trump. (more...)
'He's dying anyway': White House official mocked Sen. John McCain, reports say 'He's dying anyway': White House official mocked Sen. John McCain, reports say
- May 12, 2018

The tipping point for him seems to be Haspel's role in the destruction of interrogation tapes, a knotty issue I've discussed at length . As NPR's Greg Myre reports , "She was at a black site prison in Thailand where al-Qaida suspects were waterboarded in 2002". (more...)
JK: Police personnel killed in terrorist attack JK: Police personnel killed in terrorist attack
- May 12, 2018

Police in Budgam Friday afternoon successfully thwarted a weapon snatching attempt in Wardwan area of Soibug, police said in a statement. According to the police statement militants attempted to force their entry inside a Guard post at Budgam. (more...)
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK) EPS Estimated At $0.05
- May 11, 2018

It closed at $0.151 lastly. About 996,367 shares traded or 17.33% up from the average. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in EnLink Midstream Partners in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $194,000. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 25 to "Market Perform". On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was initiated by Simmons & Co with "Overweight". (more...)
Government makes U-turn over faith schools Government makes U-turn over faith schools
- May 11, 2018

Ministers were, therefore, at pains to stress that these new or expanded selective schools would be different, outlining a series conditions that could be imposed on them, from taking a proportion of pupils from lower-income families to setting up feeder schools in a disadvantaged area. (more...)
Turkey arrests 150 soldiers in latest crackdown on coup network Turkey arrests 150 soldiers in latest crackdown on coup network
- May 11, 2018

Separately, 20 arrest warrants were issued as part of an investigation of FETO's female members, when it was found that the suspects used ByLock, an encrypted cellphone app used by the terror group. Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 65 people, majority former air force personnel, suspected of links to a network led by US -based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding a failed coup attempt in 2016. (more...)
Fake voter IDs: Polling deferred in Karnataka's Rajarajeshwari Nagar seat Fake voter IDs: Polling deferred in Karnataka's Rajarajeshwari Nagar seat
- May 11, 2018

The Congress party while hitting back at the BJP saying that it was its conspiracy to get the election countermanded. The Election Commission extended the polling time by one hour till 6 pm following appeal by various party political leaders as North Karnataka , Mumbai-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka region is reeling under severe heat condition and people may not be willing to come out in the scotching heat to vote. (more...)
Oldest living WWII veteran celebrating 112th birthday in Austin Oldest living WWII veteran celebrating 112th birthday in Austin
- May 11, 2018

Overton was born in 1906 in Bastrop County. If that wasn't enough, an artist paid tribute to Overton on an east Austin utility box in the front - a mural that features him with African-American and Latino cultural icons. He told TODAY in 2016 that the secret to his long-lasting life is to chain smoke cigars, have a little whiskey with morning coffee, and to eat fried catfish and peanut butter ice cream regularly. (more...)
Trump fears that the Democrats will interfere with economic progress Trump fears that the Democrats will interfere with economic progress
- May 11, 2018

That five point bar is due to the significant gerrymandering advantage Republicans obtained when Republican majority state legislatures in states that had Democratic majority legislatures in 2000 redrew Congressional district lines after the 2010 census. (more...)
Malaysian king agrees to pardon Anwar after opposition election win Malaysian king agrees to pardon Anwar after opposition election win
- May 11, 2018

In a stunning political comeback, Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in 15 years after he stood down. Local politicians including PM Lee have been congratulating Malaysian prime minister Mahathir via Facebook. He has said Wan Azizah will be the deputy prime minister in his cabinet. Anwar, 70, was due to be released on June 8 with time taken off his sentence for good behaviour. (more...)
Rahul slams Modi as Congress alleges Sriramulu bribed former CJI Rahul slams Modi as Congress alleges Sriramulu bribed former CJI
- May 11, 2018

The national poll watchdog, the sources said, deliberated on the issue and made a decision to seek more information from the State Election Commission before arriving at a conclusion. Chidambaram, among several other campaigners, to further the party's prospects at the hustings. Mr. Gandhi, who has campaigned in the State for the past two months, said the Congress drew from the essence of the aspirations of the State people to create its manifesto. (more...)
K'taka polls: Congress, JDS desperate to win election, says Shah K'taka polls: Congress, JDS desperate to win election, says Shah
- May 11, 2018

A BJP delegation, led by Union Minister Sadanand Gowda, is meeting the CEO today on this issue. Asked at an event of prominent citizens in Bengaluru if he harboured prime ministerial ambitions, the Congress chief said: "Yes, why not", if his party emerged as the single-largest party in 2019 general electins. (more...)
France, European allies drawing up plans to bolster economic sovereignty France, European allies drawing up plans to bolster economic sovereignty
- May 11, 2018

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reintroducing sanctions on the Islamic republic and those who trade with it. In the wake of Washington's decision, European firms doing business in Iran have up to six months to wind up investments, else they risk USA sanctions. (more...)

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