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Thousands Evacuated at Berlin Soon after World War II Bomb Is Found

Thousands Evacuated at Berlin Soon after World War II Bomb Is Found The bomb, thought to have been dropped by the British Royal Air Force, had been discovered at a construction site for faculty buildings on the edge of Goethe University. A Russian-made aerial bomb weighing 100 kilograms was found near a train track leading into Berlin's main station in 2013 . Rail company Deutsche Bahn and other transport operators have warned of large-scale disruption for tr... [Full Article...]

Judge Holds Kobach In Contempt Of Court

Judge Holds Kobach In Contempt Of Court In a court order, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson tore into Kobach for failing to send postcards notifying thousands of voters of their registration... Kobach assured Robinson he is going to get the voters registered and send postcards to any affected voters but the postcards were never sent, which are responsible for informing voters of their polling stations. [Full Article...]

Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power

Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power In his first speech as the new head of state before the National Assembly, Diaz-Canel said that "in this new legislature there will be no space for those aspiring to a capitalist restoration". As Diaz-Canel walked to the front of the chamber, he high-fived the front line of delegates, embracing Castro as he took to the stage, images broadcast on state television showed. [Full Article...]

Israel Air Force opts out of USA drill as Iranian threat looms

Israel Air Force opts out of USA drill as Iranian threat looms For his turn, the representative of Iran's Supreme Leader to the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Hojjat ol Eslam Ali Shirazi, warned against the consequences of Israel's "provocative behavior". The Iranian rial "has plummeted to a record low amid growing economic and political uncertainty, causing a rush to the banks as Iranians desperately try to acquire USA dollars with exch... [Full Article...]

United Nations in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

United Nations in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday the measures are needed in view of the small arms fire and explosive device detonated during a visit by the United Nations advance team Tuesday. If chlorine was used in the attack as alleged by the western alliance then much or maybe even all of it will have evaporated in the ten days since the incident. [Full Article...]

SU students speaking up in wake of offensive fraternity videos

SU students speaking up in wake of offensive fraternity videos The graphic video shows a person forced to his knees while he repeats "an oath" that uses several racial slurs to describe African Americans, Hispanics and Jews. The video was turned over to the Department of Public Safety, which has launched a formal investigation to identify individuals involved. Syverud said, "The conduct is deeply harmful and contrary to the values and community standards we... [Full Article...]

Austin-area superintendents prepare for National School Walkout Day

Austin-area superintendents prepare for National School Walkout Day Students at several high schools across Iowa plan to join Friday's national walkout to protest gun violence and seek safer schools. High school students from Foothill, East, Highland, Centennial and South are leading the walkout effort locally. [Full Article...]

New report dings Utah for its ozone levels

New report dings Utah for its ozone levels The US-based Health Effects Institute's State of Global Air study, released in Boston on Tuesday, has also found that increasing exposure to air pollution combined with an ageing population has led to India rivalling China in health burden from bad air. [Full Article...]

Industry Remembers Barbara Bush, Popularizer of Pearls

Industry Remembers Barbara Bush, Popularizer of Pearls Her 73-year marriage to former president George H.W. Bush was the longest of any presidential couple. President Barack Obama in 2016 opted against attending the funeral for Nancy Reagan, though former First Lady Michelle Obama did show up in person to pay her respects. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Cinema Grand Opening With 'Black Panther'

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Cinema Grand Opening With 'Black Panther' The screening, attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build cinemas in major cities. The Hollywood blockbuster will play at a private screening in Riyadh , before they open to the public in May. Riyadh and Shia rival Tehran also back opposing sides in other hotspots across the mainly Sunni Middle East, including Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour, Yeme... [Full Article...]

Syrian air defences respond to missile attack on two airbases

Syrian air defences respond to missile attack on two airbases Approximately nine missiles reportedly targeted the base; their source isn't yet clear. It also comes roughly a week after two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted another Syria's airbase in Homs province, Tiyas (also known as T-4 Airbase). "There is no U.S. military activity in that area at this time", Eric Pahond, a Pentagon spokesman said when asked about the strike in Homs. On Saturday (April 14),... [Full Article...]

Rushmore Mall Herberger's is set to close

Rushmore Mall Herberger's is set to close More than 200 of the company's stores will be put on the chopping block. The release goes on to say that Bon-Ton expects to provide more details about the liquidation plans and going out of of business sales at its stores following approval of the winning bid by the Bankruptcy Court. [Full Article...]

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declares early elections on June 24 He said the first scenario could be early elections on August 26 as Bahceli proposed, or Erdogan could insist that elections take place on the dates already established. But Fadi Hakura, Turkey expert at London-based think tank Chatham House, told AFP that the authorities were keen to hold the elections before any further deterioration in the economy. [Full Article...]

Protesters Gather to Show Disappointment in Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Protesters Gather to Show Disappointment in Trump's Airstrikes on Syria He added, "So proud of our great Military which will soon be, after the spending of billions of fully approved dollars, the finest that our Country has ever had". France, the United States and Britain circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council late on Saturday that aims to establish a new independent inquiry into who is to responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. [Full Article...]

Trump morally unfit to be President: James Comey

Trump morally unfit to be President: James Comey Jennifer Palmieri, who served as Clinton's communications director, told CNN on Sunday that Comey worked "very clearly outside of the bounds of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to operate", despite saying he was "always trying to act within the bounds of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to operate". [Full Article...]

CNN Uses Sean Hannity Story To Give Lessons In Honest Journalism

CNN Uses Sean Hannity Story To Give Lessons In Honest Journalism There's also heavy speculation since Trump allegedly paid off Stormy Daniels through Cohen and his other client, former RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy , reportedly hired him to pay off a playmate with whom he had an affair. Hannity also said that he "might have handed him 10 bucks". They're probably just hoping to score points with their Fox News-despising base and get a campaign do... [Full Article...]

The Guy Who Threatened Stormy Daniels Looks Like a Teen Heartthrob

The Guy Who Threatened Stormy Daniels Looks Like a Teen Heartthrob Stormy Daniels , an adult film actress, is locked in a legal battle with President Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen . She said she is speaking out because she is exhausted of being threatened. I felt dizzy and went into the restroom and one of the instructors followed me to ask if I was ok, and I lied and said my baby had a blowout. Forget the story." The man then cryptically added, ... [Full Article...]

Spring storm batters Upper Midwest, brings tornadoes to South

Spring storm batters Upper Midwest, brings tornadoes to South Paul airport. On Saturday, the storm resulted in the cancellation of not quite 470 flights at the airport. Some suspected tornadoes may be downgraded as merely strong winds, or the weather service may discover new tornado damage this week. A couple of trees fell on homes, and two families are displaced, Loftin said. Meteorologists say a possible tornado touched down from Lexington to Irmo Sunday... [Full Article...]

Roskomnadzor vs Telegram: over 16 million IP addresses blocked so far

Roskomnadzor vs Telegram: over 16 million IP addresses blocked so far Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported . Though the Russian authorities have instructed all Internet Service Providers in Russia to comply with the court ruling, the court decision could still be appealed withi... [Full Article...]

Watchdog: Privacy booth violated spending laws

Watchdog: Privacy booth violated spending laws The agency violated the law by using more than $5,000 of fiscal 2017 appropriated funds for an unintended goal without giving lawmakers advance notice, GAO investigators wrote in a report released Monday. In a so-called " government watchful ", EPA inspector-general Arthur Elkins Jr. explained his team had examined employees records for 6 workers who were hired or had received increases beneat... [Full Article...]


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