Author: 0 What Is Unmasking, and Did Susan Rice Do Anything Wrong?

Separately, Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice is in the spotlight this morning amid reports she requested the identities of US citizens in intelligence reports. But as national security adviser, Rice was authorized to ask an intelligence agency - such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the CIA and the NSA - to unmask a US person.

Author: 0 South African unions demand President Zuma resign

The move by S&P Global to cut South Africa's credit rating to below investment grade was a setback, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday. Gordhan has become a symbol of integrity in South Africa because of his opposition to some of Zuma's most controversial projects.

Business Trump hits the links with Rand Paul, talks health care, WH says
Author: 0 Trump hits the links with Rand Paul, talks health care, WH says

Paul, an eye doctor and Tea Party favorite, has his own ObamaCare replacement plan, which he argues goes further than the Republican House leadership plan to fully repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, under which consumers are facing rising costs and fewer policy options.

Author: 0 More advertisers say they have ditched Fox's O'Reilly show

A growing advertiser boycott is threatening O'Reilly as never before. "As the Commission may be aware, the media has recently reported on a number of claims that have been asserted against Fox News , its management, and/or its on-air personalities for unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, in addition to the Plaintiff's claims", the letter reads .

Business Bertha poised for a break through
Author: 0 Bertha poised for a break through

Bertha, one of the world's largest boring machines, will cut through a thick concrete wall at midday on Tuesday if all goes according to plan, completing the most hard phase of building a highway under the heart of downtown Seattle . At that rate, Bertha could reach the disassembly pit today or Tuesday. The removal of water near the pit sparked concerns about the ground in the area settling and posing a danger to pipes, buildings and roadways.

Business Luke Shaw returns to Everton squad after Jose Mourinho talks
Author: 0 Luke Shaw returns to Everton squad after Jose Mourinho talks

He's faced them seven times, winning three and losing three. "We had some chances to score that goal that sometimes is so hard to get, but we couldn't make them". "It's football, a derby". Expect another committed display at Old Trafford , where the stakes are just as high. "I'm happy, I see a lot of progress in the club, in the team, it's a whole season, it's not one game".

Author: 0 Astoria Financial Corporation (AF) Institutional Ownership stands at 80.4

VF Corp has a 52-week low of $48.05 and a 52-week high of $66.31. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform". 3/29/2017-Instinet Upgrade from a "Neutral " rating to a " Buy" rating. The performance for week is 3.72% and the performance for quarter is at 0.87%.

Business US Construction Spending Rises to 11-year High
Author: 0 US Construction Spending Rises to 11-year High

Spending on education construction climbed by 0.5% to USD71.7 billion in February, and spending on highway construction spiked by 1.3% to USD88.9 billion. US construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February on gains in the residential market. The change from previous year came in at +1.0%. USA total construction spending came in at +0.8% vs 1.0% estimate.

Author: 0 White House calls for domestic cuts to finance Mexico border wall

Zinke reportedly conceded that the administration could instead rely on electronic defenses or could skip building the wall in certain areas where terrain may make crossing improbable. "The administration is asking the American taxpayer to cover the cost of a wall - unneeded, ineffective, absurdly expensive - that Mexico was supposed to pay for, and he is cutting programs vital to the middle class to get that done", said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY.

Business Sears, Kmart owner: 'Substantial doubt' it can survive
Author: 0 Sears, Kmart owner: 'Substantial doubt' it can survive

In recent years, the combined company has shuttered dozens of stores and sold off some of its brands. Sears same-store sales dropped 12.3% due to depressed sales of appliances, clothing, consumer electronics and tools, and Kmart same-store sales fell 8%, due to depressed sales of consumer electronics, toys, clothing and grocery and household goods.

Author: 0 The Keystone XL Pipeline Still Faces At Least One Big Roadblock

This is a major reversal from the previous administration - former President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada's request to build in November 2015. The officials, who weren't authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity, said the State Department's recommendation and the White House's final approval would be Friday.

Business OPEC Deal Strengthens Crude Oil Prices
Author: 0 OPEC Deal Strengthens Crude Oil Prices

After the output cuts went into effect in January, oil prices rose to above $55 a barrel before shedding some of the gains due to fears from high inventory levels. WTI crude prices to Global Brent crude CL-LCO1=R has grown to over $2.90 per barrel, heading for its widest close since late 2015, encouraging more sales of U.S.

Author: 0 Hyundai, BMW pull ads from Fox's O'Reilly show

The outlet reports that since 2002, O'Reilly or Fox News' parent company has paid five women a total of $13 million to avoid litigation and media attention. Fox News and Ailes thereafter retaliated against Plaintiff when she refused to have a sexual relationship with Ailes. T. Rowe Price: "We regularly evaluate our media buys to ensure alignment with our corporate values, and in light of the recent allegations we have chose to pull our upcoming ads from The O'Reilly Factor ".

Author: 0 North Korea Country threatens to hit back over sanctions

China and the US are also sparring over a move to deploy an American missile shield in South Korea, while Trump has singled out China over its trade and currency policies. And do you think you can solve it without China's help? During a summit meeting in 2015, then-President Obama and President Xi announced the 1 Million Strong initiative to increase the number of American elementary, middle school and high school students who are studying Mandarin from 200,000 to one million by 2020.

Business Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14
Author: 0 Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14

There was praise for the train driver, who took the damaged cars forward so that victims could be treated more quickly by first responders. Residents have been bringing flowers to the stations near where the blast occurred. Russian news agencies say the St. Petersburg subway stations shut down after a bomb threat have reopened. St. Petersburg governor Georgy Poltavchenko was overseeing the rescue effort.

Business Sessions tells DOJ to revisit Obama-era agreements with local police departments
Author: 0 Sessions tells DOJ to revisit Obama-era agreements with local police departments

But given what we know about Trump and Sessions, it's safe to assume that this is the first step in a long effort to roll back the Obama-era progress on policing. "Any interruption in moving forward may have the effect of eroding the trust that we are working hard to establish", Pugh said . The investigation revealed that changes to the police force and behaviors were necessary.

Author: 0 Liquor ban: Govt to submit petition in SC on Monday

Sources in the state Excise Department have also said that an exercise was on to identify the 1,000 odd outlets which fall beyond 220 metres from national highways. According to an industry body estimate, the collective revenue loss from the ban could amount up to Rs 50,000 crore. The Supreme Court order on 31 March reaffirming its earlier decision (15 December, 2016) to ban liquor vending along the national and state highways has given rise to a whale of protest.

Business Tesla Inc's Stock Value Passes Ford Motor Company's
Author: 0 Tesla Inc's Stock Value Passes Ford Motor Company's

It remains to be seen if Tesla can sustain the momentum. Those figures put Tesla on track to meet its guidance of 50,000 vehicles delivered in the first half of the year, which was a nice reassurance for investors after the automaker missed delivery expectations in the fourth-quarter last year.

Business Kings XI Punjab are in great headspace: Virender Sehwag
Author: 0 Kings XI Punjab are in great headspace: Virender Sehwag

Needless to say, Indian cricket fans on social media have started coming out with the amusing posts again to welcome this "great" day in the life of Ishant. The Kings XI Punjab players will be wearing a vibrant jersey with bright yellow Idea logo emblazoned at the back. "We hope to have some fantastic games ahead and I feel with the talent and chemistry this team is building, it will hold us in a good position for this season", Sehwag added.

Author: 0 Donald Trump steps up effort to dispute and distract on Russian Federation

Flynn's amended forms were released late Friday along with scores of other financial statements from senior White House staff. Like Nunes, Flynn is a proven Trump loyalist-a former campaign booster who will do whatever is demanded of him to frustrate a probe of collusion with the Russians.

Business Authorities name suspect in Russian Federation metro bombing
Author: 0 Authorities name suspect in Russian Federation metro bombing

Petersburg Metro on April 3", GKNB spokesperson Rahat Sulaimanov said. Osh - Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city - was the scene of inter-ethnic clashes between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in June 2010, in which hundreds of people died. "At that moment there was no question of fear". Putin is visiting the city Monday and is expected to hold talks with the Belarusian president later in the day.

Business Ken Livingstone suspended again by Labour
Author: 0 Ken Livingstone suspended again by Labour

Jeremy Newmark, chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, called the suspension "quite insufficient". Livingstone was suspended in April 2016, when he claimed Hitler had supported Zionism in the 1930s to the BBC's Vanessa Feltz while defending Labour MP Naz Shah for anti-Semitic social media posts that she apologised for.

Author: 0 Oil prices rise on talk of OPEC cut extension, inventories in focus

According to the Energy Information Administration, crude stocks hit 533.1 million barrels after surging 5 million barrels in the week to March 17, almost double analysts' expectations for a 2.8 million-barrel gain, as imports soared 1.1 million barrels per day.

Author: 0 Payless files for bankruptcy, will close 400 stores right away

As the company is restructured, close to 400 stores will be closed immediately. It has more than 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956. and the store at the Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., are not longer shown on the Payless website. A list of stores that will be closing has not been released.

Business Arsene Wenger remains coy on Arsenal future
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger remains coy on Arsenal future

City were bidding to complete a league double over Arsenal for the first time since 1975-76 and took a fifth-minute lead, but only after striker Danny Welbeck had curled inches wide of Willy Caballero's post. "I can understand the fans that are unhappy with every defeat but the only way to have victory is to stick together with the fans and give absolutely everything until the end of the season, that's all we can do".

Business Oil prices rise with Libya disruption but upside capped
Author: 0 Oil prices rise with Libya disruption but upside capped

The fall occurred after the Opec group of oil producing nations said global crude stocks had risen, and United States shale oil producers, who aren't part of the pact, ramped up output. ET). A committee bringing together the aforementioned oil producers had recommended the creation of a technical group which would study the prospects of the six-month extension.

Author: 0 British Police Conduct Searches, Death Toll Rises After London Attack

Police said Masood was inspired by worldwide terrorism, but have not revealed whether their investigation has identified a motive, or whether any of his associates, family or friends knew of his intentions to carry out the deadly attack. Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the perpetrator was British born and once linked to violent extremism, in a statement to Parliament a day after it was locked down when the assailant breached its perimeter.

Business Condemned home explodes after neighbor fight; body found
Author: 0 Condemned home explodes after neighbor fight; body found

Joel Dolan said . His auto was parked in the driveway Monday evening police Capt. Rob Morin said. "There was a lot of ammunition stored in that house", Salem Fire Chief Paul Parisi said of the single-story cape. It wasn't clear if the man was inside the house at the time or if he was injured or killed. Investigators were still trying to determine Tuesday if that person found dead was the man who lived in the house before it was condemned in 2015-and if "devices" found around the home ...

Business Williams targets United win to get over derby woes
Author: 0 Williams targets United win to get over derby woes

However, Jamie Carragher reckons Zlatan's absence is a poor excuse for United's failure to win - as it's embarrassing that United are so reliant on a veteran striker, no matter how good he is. But the Dutchman felt it was unfair for Barkley and Lukaku to be singled out. "Romelu, it was hard". "I am not really sure what Ronald Koeman's game plan was at Anfield - they never got close to a defensive shut-out, and they did not pose much of an attacking threat either".

Author: 0 US Politics: Environmentalists promise to take on Trump

Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. Trump and members of his cabinet are calling it "a new era of American energy". "We believe climate change is real and the science is well accepted". The request is the strongest sign yet that the US may back away from Obama's commitment to a 197-nation, climate-change accord, though the White House hasn't taken that step.

Author: 0 Pressure builds for Michael Flynn to testify without immunity

Since taking office, Trump has challenged the integrity of intelligence officials, moved to exert more control over USA spying agencies and accused his predecessor of using government spycraft to monitor his presidential campaign. In addition, the incidental collection began before Trump became the Republican presidential nominee at last summer's national convention last July.

Author: 0 Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy

Web surfers turn to VPNs as one main method of keeping their browsing history secret, or rather encrypted, from their ISP - although of course you need to use a VPN provider you trust, as that firm will potentially have access to your data.

Author: 0 Shifting liquor shops does not hit excise policy: SC

The Chief Minister claimed the ban will have "no major impact" on state revenue. The policy was iterated by the ministry through a number of advisories that were converted into an order by the Supreme Court in December a year ago. An aerial measurement shows some liquor outlets are within 500 metres but a person will not walk through these inaccessible paths to buy or consume alcohol.

Author: 0 Uber resumes self-driving program in Tempe, Pittsburgh after crash

Two "safety" drivers were in the front seats of the Uber auto, which was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, Uber said on Friday, a standard requirement for its self-driving vehicles. The self-driving auto had no back-seat passengers. The crash resulted in one auto being dented and another one toppled to its side, as seen in the picture above which flooded Twitter late Friday night.

Author: 0 Trump urged to follow international standards to analyse deficit

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited China last month to press North Korea's neighbour for help in mitigating that threat, and Trump is scheduled to host Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in the USA, where he intends to bring the issue up.

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson to chair United Nations meeting on North Korea's nukes

Others, such as Siegfried Hecker, the former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the U.S., say it would take at least five years. Unsurprisingly, Republicans express more negative attitudes toward China than do Democrats, Pew found, noting that 71% of Republicans feel job losses to China are a very big problem, compared to 47% of Democrats.

Business Oxford claim 163rd Boat Race
Author: 0 Oxford claim 163rd Boat Race

I was thinking, "keep going, keep going, don't mess it up". "We were better on the day and we wanted it", Disanto told BBC Sport after the race. It allowed the Light Blues, featuring four members of last year's crew who nearly sank on the river, to quickly get into their rhythm.

Business UPS unveils Saturday delivery -- and 6000 new jobs
Author: 0 UPS unveils Saturday delivery -- and 6000 new jobs

The UPS spokesperson said that with Saturday ground delivery UPS customers can get a faster ground delivery solution, which she said is key given the speed of e-commerce today. "We are confident that it will help our customers capture market growth". Cities planned to be added to the test program include Indianapolis, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, San Fransisco, Cleveland, New York, Syracuse, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Denver, Chicago and Knoxville.

Business Trump urged to follow global standards to analyse deficit
Author: 0 Trump urged to follow global standards to analyse deficit

Nearly certainly North Korea will be high on the agenda when Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week, though chances of achieving concrete results are low. "If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don't, it won't be good for anyone". As personalities, Xi and Trump are a study in contrasts.

Author: 0 Israel sends condolences to Russia after St.Petersburg bombing

Initial reports suggested a second bomb had detonated, but these reports proved to be false . "The suicide bomber in the Saint Petersburg metro was a Kyrgyz national Akbarjon Djalilov. President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the blast in St. Petersburg is a reminder that terrorism must be dealt with "urgently and comprehensively".

Author: 0 Russian investigators confirm Jalilov as man behind metro blast

Security services in Kyrgystan named the bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov, who was born in the country's second city of Osh and had Russian citizenship. Investigators have launched a probe into an "act of terror" but stressed they would look into other possible causes of the blast, which hit a busy central metro line on Monday afternoon.

Business Death Toll of Saint Petersburg Attack Rises to 14, Key Suspect Named
Author: 0 Death Toll of Saint Petersburg Attack Rises to 14, Key Suspect Named

Russia President Vladimir Putin may be prepared to adopt an ever tougher stance against Kremlin protestors in the immediate aftermath of a deadly subway attack in St. Petersburg earlier in the day, laid roses at one of the memorials Tuesday. Russian security sources said a "fragment" of the man who could have detonated the bomb has been found in the carriage.

Author: 0 Arun Jaitley introduces bill to amend customs, excise acts in Lok Sabha

Jaitley introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill, 2017, along with three other related bills in the Lok Sabha, providing for a maximum GST rate of 40%, an anti-profiteering authority and imprisonment for evading taxes. India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the passage in Parliament on Wednesday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir for now.

Business Richmond Fed head Lacker resigns, admits improper disclosure
Author: 0 Richmond Fed head Lacker resigns, admits improper disclosure

The next day, Medley Global Advisors unveiled details of a September Fed policy-setting meeting, one day ahead of the publication of the central bank's own record of the discussions. The Richmond Fed's territory includes the Carolinas and its examiners monitor big banks such as Charlotte-based Bank of America. Employees must review and acknowledge our policies annually.

Author: 0 IRS to use private debt collectors amid huge telephone scam

Some taxpayers could also qualify for certain tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but they need to file a tax return to claim the credit. "They will tell you that this is agent so-and-so from the Internal Revenue Service, well a revenue agent is not going to be calling you, it's the collections division", says Trenholm.