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Senior Congress leader blames Siddaramaiah for defeat Senior Congress leader blames Siddaramaiah for defeat
- May 18, 2018

The BJP , on the other hand, is eight seats short of the 112-halfway mark needed for a simple majority. H D Kumaraswamy , who has emerged the dark horse in the three-horse race with just 37 MLAs, was formally elected the leader of the JD (S) legislature party, and claimed attempts were being made by the BJP to "bribe" its way to power through "horsetrading". (more...)
Russian Federation probe began with FBI's secretive 'Crossfire Hurricane' investigation Russian Federation probe began with FBI's secretive 'Crossfire Hurricane' investigation
- May 18, 2018

He said he was not anxious that the revelation may damage his relationship with Trump because Australia's relationship with the USA was "in excellent shape". "Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation". The term is a reference to a lyric in the 1968 Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash", which begins: "I was born in a crossfire hurricane/And I howled at the morning driving rain". (more...)
Police report for Las Vegas shooting Police report for Las Vegas shooting
- May 18, 2018

An unidentified woman said in a handwritten statement that she believed she may have encountered Paddock at a Las Vegas restaurant three days before the massacre. A man was fatally shot Monday night while he was walking through a parking lot at an apartment complex, according to North Las Vegas Police. Department lawyers who opposed releasing the information called the public records request costly and time-consuming, and said it could disclose investigative techniques. (more...)
Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director
- May 18, 2018

The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining most Republicans in support of Haspel's nomination in the 100-member chamber. Haspel faced a tough nomination and confirmation process. Haspel has quietly earned the respect and admiration of those who matter most - the men and women of the CIA, and distinguished current and former intelligence community leaders", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (more...)
Iran Does Not Want 'New Tensions' in Mideast, Says Rouhani Iran Does Not Want 'New Tensions' in Mideast, Says Rouhani
- May 18, 2018

The strikes came after 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights overnight, BBC reported. Here is a look at why the two countries are at each's other throats and why Syria could be the ground for a showdown. (more...)
GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House
- May 18, 2018

Mr. Ryan and fellow GOP leaders are grappling with one of their biggest challenges yet with the Republican rebels speedily gathering signatures on the "discharge petition ". "I'm supportive of that leverage", Sanford said. "Clearly we have had a positive impact on our leadership and this institution because now this issue is being taken seriously and people are thinking through how something can be achieved". (more...)
Air Force apologizes for 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' tweet Air Force apologizes for 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' tweet
- May 18, 2018

Laurel". The Air Force apologized Thursday for a snarky Tweet meant to highlight the A-10 Thunderbolt 's efforts in beating back a Taliban attack in which at least 25 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces were killed. (more...)
Acting Attorney General Won't Seek Election To The Office Acting Attorney General Won't Seek Election To The Office
- May 18, 2018

Underwood has emerged as the apparent front-runner for the appointment, though she signaled Tuesday that she has no interest in running for the office in this year's elections. "I think all that will help me do this job", Underwood said. "That undercuts the power of the office. for what is not negligible period of time". "But I can assure you that's not who I am". (more...)
Sirens in Israel's Golan Heights dismissed as 'false alarm' by IDF Sirens in Israel's Golan Heights dismissed as 'false alarm' by IDF
- May 18, 2018

The sirens were reported in settlements across the occupied Golan Heights, including Katzrin, the region's largest settlement. Sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in Israeli villages in the Golan Heights on Thursday, a week after missiles were fired at the region from Syria. (more...)
Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia
- May 18, 2018

The six countries - Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia - received less encouragement than they had hoped for of the EU's renewed commitment to the region. Also, five European Union countries do not recognize Kosovo, the former Serbian republic that declared independence in 2008. The EU accession talks with Serbia and Montenegro are in the most advanced stage and an agreement for their entry into the bloc by 2025 is possible, Tajani said on Thursday. (more...)
Rohatgi on panel to pick Lokpal Rohatgi on panel to pick Lokpal
- May 18, 2018

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R. Banumathi, before whom the announcement was made by attorney-general K.K. Venugopal, took on record the submission and posted the matter for further hearing to July 2. Though passed in 2014, the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013 was not implemented all these years because there was no Leader of the Opposition in the 16th Lok Sabha. (more...)
Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege
- May 18, 2018

About 90 percent of votes from Kirkuk, an ethnically-mixed oil province at the heart of a long-running dispute with the Kurds, have been counted, Badran said. Iraq rolled out a new electronic voting system for the first time for Saturday's nationwide parliamentary elections, leading many voters to complain of irregularities. (more...)
Chinese authorities give Toshiba permission to sell chip devision Chinese authorities give Toshiba permission to sell chip devision
- May 18, 2018

Toshiba, which invented NAND chip technology, put the business up for sale more than a year ago as it sought to fix a balance sheet hammered by billions of dollars worth of losses from a push into nuclear energy. A representative for China's State Administration for Market Regulation said he was not aware of the situation and did not comment further. Nevertheless, the regulator's approval will mean that the company now has the green light to complete the transaction, agreed previous year, ... (more...)
Beastie Boys announce new memoir, Beastie Boys Book Beastie Boys announce new memoir, Beastie Boys Book
- May 18, 2018

Well, it's nearly done and it's coming out soon, and this is what it's gonna look like. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir . The long-talked about Beastie Boys memoir is on the way. and we have details. Beastie Boys' two surviving founding members ADROCK and Mike D will oversee a new memoir on the hip hop trio which will be published by Spiegel & Grau later this year. (more...)
Linked Company Nears Deal to Bail Out Jared Kushner Property Linked Company Nears Deal to Bail Out Jared Kushner Property
- May 18, 2018

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner arrives for U.S. first lady Melania Trump's "launch of her initiatives" and "Be Best" campaign in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2018. The acquiring entity would be a Brookfield-managed private real estate fund, the source said. The newspaper reported that Brookfield and the Qatar Investment Authority have collaborated on several projects and also both control an office complex in London. (more...)
Zuckerberg agrees to European parliament meeting Zuckerberg agrees to European parliament meeting
- May 17, 2018

In March, UK Conservative lawmaker Damian Collins demanded Zuckerberg provide evidence to the Commons committee pertaining to the Cambridge Analytica scandal , but the billionaire refused, opting to only front the US Congress . This meeting, according to the European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, could happen as soon as next week. Zuckerberg's European Union visit will be his first since a whistleblower alleged that Cambridge Analytica improperly harvested information from over ... (more...)
Porn-star hush money: No respite for Trump Porn-star hush money: No respite for Trump
- May 17, 2018

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti , said he's vetting claims of agreements between additional women and President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen , involving hush-money payments. And David Apol, director of the Office of Government Ethics, referred the matter to the Justice Department. CREW, a liberal-leaning watchdog group, filed a complaint with the ethics office that was referenced in Apol's letter . (more...)
Flash Flood Watch in effect until 4 am Saturday Flash Flood Watch in effect until 4 am Saturday
- May 17, 2018

That crest is slightly less than in earlier forecasts. But the chance of flash flooding will increase again Thursday night and Friday as more strong storms dump rain into an already-saturated system, he said. He did not anticipate river flooding to be an issue this week. The river was at 10.53 feet as of 9 p.m. Monday, the watch states, and the flood stage is 11 feet. (more...)
Number of US Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017 — CDC Number of US Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017 — CDC
- May 17, 2018

In 1980, nearly 50 percent of 25-year-old California women lived with an own child, census figures show. The general fertility rate sank to a record low of 60.2 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 - a 3 percent drop from 2016, the CDC said in its tally of provisional data for the year. (more...)
'Horrific' crash involving school bus, dump truck reported in New Jersey 'Horrific' crash involving school bus, dump truck reported in New Jersey
- May 17, 2018

A red dump truck with severe front end damage was also seen at the scene, about 50 miles outside of New York City. The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia told The Record that students were told to return to homeroom on Thursday morning. A dump truck and a school bus collided, according to Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum. (more...)
New explosion sends ash to 30000 feet above Kilauea volcano in Hawaii New explosion sends ash to 30000 feet above Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
- May 17, 2018

An ash plume Wednesday rose roughly 12,000 feet into the air, and on Tuesday, the USGS issued a red alert, which means a major eruption is imminent or underway and ash could affect air traffic. The 4:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m. ET) blast that sent ash and smoke almost six miles into the atmosphere was followed by other emissions of up to 12,000 feet, the U.S. (more...)
Ernesto Valverde explains Lionel Messi cameo and Barcelona's South Africa inspiration Ernesto Valverde explains Lionel Messi cameo and Barcelona's South Africa inspiration
- May 17, 2018

Ernesto Valverde had been criticised for resting players from the thrilling 5-4 defeat to Levante that saw Barca's unbeaten LaLiga season come undone in the penultimate match of the season. There were nearly wholesome changes for the Barcelona in the second half as they continued to dominate the former Caf Champions League winners and a third goal arrived in the 66 minute. (more...)
Storms and tornadoes hit U.S. east coast Storms and tornadoes hit U.S. east coast
- May 17, 2018

The second tornado was in Oxford with an estimated peak winds of 100 miles per hour that moved along a 4.5 mile path between Southbury and Oxford. The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned at least two tornadoes. (more...)
Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead
- May 17, 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Israel's long-lasting blockade of the Gaza Strip has created chronic shortages for Palestinian health facilities. The State Department said Tuesday the draft "was too one-sided" and unacceptable to the US because it did not mention Hamas' incitement of violence along the Gaza border. (more...)
Multiple injuries reported after New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash Multiple injuries reported after New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash
- May 17, 2018

The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off. The school bus was carrying students from Paramus Middle School who were on a field trip to Waterloo Village. It is unclear how many students were aboard the bus and state police didn't know how serious the injuries were. "There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by state police. (more...)
Nawaz to soften stance, Shehbaz assures PML-N leaders Nawaz to soften stance, Shehbaz assures PML-N leaders
- May 17, 2018

Those aspiring for a PML-N ticket have been advised to submit their applications till May 25. Fearing that Sharifs reamarks could damage the party and marr their electoral fortunes, many lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) during a parliamentary committee meeting, complained to Nawaz Sharifs younger brother and party chief Shahbaz, also the Chief Minister of Pakistans Punjab province. (more...)
Karnataka developments trigger series of reactions in Goa, Bihar and Manipur Karnataka developments trigger series of reactions in Goa, Bihar and Manipur
- May 17, 2018

Not just the Congress, but the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, which emerged as the single largest party after the polls, has also made a decision to approach the Bihar governor. "The formation of government in Karnataka is undemocratic and to protest this murder of democracy we have chose to launch a day-long protest in Patna ". (more...)
European Union takes United Kingdom to court over illegal air pollution levels European Union takes United Kingdom to court over illegal air pollution levels
- May 17, 2018

The European Environment Commissioner, Karmenu Vella , said the EU "owed it to its citizens", to take legal action. The six are accused of failing to tackle nitrogen dioxide levels. "We will shortly build on our £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside emissions with a comprehensive Clean Air Strategy setting out a wide range of actions to reduce pollution from all sources". (more...)
India's BJP heads to majority in crucial Karnataka state poll India's BJP heads to majority in crucial Karnataka state poll
- May 17, 2018

A hung assembly in Karnataka could delay public infrastructure projects and other policies that are in the works, start-up founders and entrepreneurs in state capital Bengaluru said. Deve Gowda. They don't believe in democracy, BJP just wants power. "If President's rule under Article 356 can be stayed by a court, why not this (decision to invite BJP and give 15 days for floor test) in which a Governor has exercised his discretion without the aid and advice of the Cabinet?" "I am sure ... (more...)
Governor Ivey sexuality in questioned by former Alabama Legislator Governor Ivey sexuality in questioned by former Alabama Legislator
- May 17, 2018

Todd, the first openly gay elected official in Alabama's history, announced in March that she would not be seeking reelection and is apparently no longer giving any Fs. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions", she claimed. (more...)

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