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Global Media Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight
Author: 0 Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton indicated in a statement that he wasn't done fighting this case-per usual. The latest ruling means Texas' strict voter ID law , congressional maps and state legislative maps — all of which were enacted in 2011 — have recently been found in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

Author: 0 Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

The state originally set four double executions over an 11-day period in April. Lee is one of two inmates who had been set to die Thursday night. The court, in a narrow 4-to-3 decision, blocked the execution of Stacey Johnson, 47, who has been on death row since 1994.

Author: 0 Tenn. teacher accused of kidnapping student found in Northern California

Siskiyou County deputies searched the area and found a silver Nissan Rogue parked outside the cabin, TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said. An AMBER Alert was issued across the state of Tennessee the following day, and Cummins was added to the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list on March 17 .

Global Media China can solve NK problem by using 'economic lifeline' to Pyongyang
Author: 0 China can solve NK problem by using 'economic lifeline' to Pyongyang

The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of which failed. The statement had consensus from China, Russia was the only dissenter. South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a debate over the planned deployment in South Korea of a USA -supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which has ...

Author: 0 Trump Has Hard Time With "Buy American, Hire American"

Department of Justice in cautioning employers who petition for H-1B visas not to discriminate against U.S. workers, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse". AILA president William A Stock said that H-1B workers helped transform state and local economies across the nation, adding that the immigration system was critical to all geographic and industry sectors, not just Silicon Valley.

Author: 0 Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli Prisons Launch Hunger Strike

The prisoners say they are striking for more contact with relatives, and an end to detention without trial. The hunger strike was called by one of the leaders of the nationalist Fatah party, Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for attacks during the Second Intifada .

Global Media Pence says United States will review FTA signed with S.Korea
Author: 0 Pence says United States will review FTA signed with S.Korea

Pence's visit to two USA allies in East Asia, part of a four-nation tour set to include stops in Indonesia and Australia, comes amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. In addition to abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world's largest FTA, Washington has criticised a number of Asian trading partners, such as China, Japan or South Korea, saying they have worked together to devalue their currencies to gain competitive advantages over the US.

Author: 0 Photo shows Bush father-son moment inside Houston hospital

Bush, 92, received a visit from his son George W. Bush, the nation's 43rd president. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says President Bush is remaining under observation as he continues to gain strength as he recovers. In January, Bush was hospitalized for two weeks for treatment of pneumonia. "No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder", George H.W. Bush tweeted.

Global Media 1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution
Author: 0 1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

Prince's home base in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen is marking the anniversary with a roster of shows from artists such as his old band The Revolution, Morris Day and the Time, and New Power Generation. Meanwhile, Purple Rain was the late superstar's bestselling single a year ago, with 621,000 downloads. Several landmarks in Minneapolis will be bathed in purple lights.

Global Media Betting markets predict a 90 seat Conservative majority in snap June election
Author: 0 Betting markets predict a 90 seat Conservative majority in snap June election

So we're off, and on 8 June this nation will go to the polls once again - but this time the stakes are much higher than ever before. With the Labor Party's popularity at a historic low, analysts widely expect Theresa May's Conservatives and their allies to retain a majority in parliament, meaning May would remain prime minister during course of the Brexit negotiations.

Global Media Russian jets fly near Alaska 4 times in 4 days
Author: 0 Russian jets fly near Alaska 4 times in 4 days

A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bomber flies above the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2015. She explained that the planes were never in USA or Canadian air space, but they did go into the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone, then the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, where they were escorted out.

Author: 0 Man who killed NFL star Will Smith sentenced to 25 years

Before noon, during testimony, an emotional Cardell Hayes told the family of Will Smith that he wishes he would've died instead instead of Smith the night he gunned down the former Saints star on a Lower Garden District street after a road-rage incident.

Author: 0 Iran Hits Back At US After Tillerson's Criticism On Nuclear Deal

But he said a strong Europe is "very, very important" to the United States. His tweet Friday comes as he tries to bolster US support for hard-line proposals on immigration and foreign policy. If the United States reneges on its obligations under the deal , Iran is likely to follow suit and start expanding its nuclear activities-regardless of who wins the presidential elections.

Global Media Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack
Author: 0 Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack

Islamic State's claim of responsibility came just a few hours after the attack - far more quickly than other similar claims - and the statement gave the attacker a pseudonym that would mean he was Belgian or had ties to Belgium. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces, including elite units, were fully mobilised ahead of Sunday's presidential poll. "Barbarity and cowardice struck Paris last night", the prime minister declared, appealing for national unity and for people ...

Global Media Lavrov-Tillerson meeting round-up
Author: 0 Lavrov-Tillerson meeting round-up

The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told a conference call with reporters on Thursday that the tone of the meeting had been "fairly constructive". Justifying his veto of the resolution, Deputy Russian Ambassador to the U.N. The US scoops up such a large volume of communications intercepts in areas like Syria and Iraq, the material often is not processed unless there is a particular event that requires analysts to go back and look for supporting intelligence material.

Global Media Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must
Author: 0 Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

A couple little pieces on the regulatory framework, and then I think we can all get to yes", said Brat, who came to Congress after defeating former House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorBrat: "New ObamaCare repeal bill has "significant" changes Overnight Energy: "Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule House staffer, Monsanto vet named to top Interior posts MORE in a primary.

Global Media Steve Stephens found dead inside auto in Erie, Pa.
Author: 0 Steve Stephens found dead inside auto in Erie, Pa.

Thomas DuCharme Jr., the owner of the Erie McDonald's, said a worker there recognized Stephens as he came through the drive-thru and alerted her supervisor. By the time he pulled out of the driveway and onto Buffalo Road, state police were behind him, DuCharme said. "I've got a lot of negative comments", she said.

Author: 0 May wins backing for election on June 8

Under the legislation, parliament must be dissolved 25 working days before the election. A two-thirds majority of MPs must agree to a move that will shorten the lifespan of a parliament. In contrast, nearly all the MPs in May's Conservatives party (325 out of 330) voted for the early election. Piers Corbyn accused the corporation of a series of cover ups to protect the establishment - that included making attacks on his brother - but insisted Labour could still win a "reasonable" majority.

Author: 0 Russian army denies building up forces near North Korea

In fact, the North Korean government's official mouthpiece, The Rodong Sinmun , has issued a direct threat to the U.S. The Working Party's official newspaper has categorically warned the U.S of a massive pre-emptive strike that is capable of causing enormous damage to the U.S.

Author: 0 Cavs take 2-0 lead behind Irving's 37 points

James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA's career playoff scoring list and tied another National Basketball Association record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game. It was also the first time three Cleveland teammates all scored 25 or more in a playoff game. The Cavaliers in Game 3 played one of the worst first halves they have ever played in the postseason, and then they played one of their best halves to turn a 74-49 deficit into an unbelievable 119-114 victory.

Global Media Paris terror attack will affect French elections
Author: 0 Paris terror attack will affect French elections

The gunman who killed a French cop on the Champs-Elysees in Paris had served time for armed assaults on law enforcement authorities - and was detained this year for threatening police, then freed, police sources said Friday. While Trump did not endorse Le Pen, he said the attack will be to her benefit because she's the candidate who is 'strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France'.

Author: 0 Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Ballots closed yesterday, with turnout said to be lower than expected at around 12 per cent. The contest between Mr McCluskey and Mr Coyne has been bitterly fought. Quinn wrote: "The investigation is, of course, being conducted under procedure, and it should not be assumed that any offence has necessarily been committed".

Author: 0 Paris shooter a French national

French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said in televised remarks that the officers were "deliberately" targeted in the incident. The home of a 39-year-old man is now being searched, according to a police document obtained by the Associated Press (AP).

Global Media US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons
Author: 0 US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

Prior to his visit, a U.S. defense official said that Mattis hopes to hear directly from Israeli leaders on their concerns and what they expect from the Trump administration. Hezbollah and Iran, both bitter enemies of Israel, along with Russian Federation have sent forces to support Assad. Israeli enemy Hezbollah is also fighting with Assad in Syria.

Global Media US pushes UN Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel
Author: 0 US pushes UN Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel

Haley is the current Security Council president and she asked members for this month's meeting on "The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian Question" to focus on factors causing conflicts across the region instead of engaging in what she called routine "Israel bashing".

Global Media China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue
Author: 0 China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

Carafano says President Trump's use of deadly force is meant to prevent conflict, not escalate it. During his visit to the North Korea border this week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington's strategy of so-called "strategic patience" with the North is over.

Global Media Britain set for historic first coal-free day 'since Industrial Revolution'
Author: 0 Britain set for historic first coal-free day 'since Industrial Revolution'

The news follows a sharp drop in the level of coal used to power Britain's grid in the a year ago, thanks to the deployment of renewables and a fall in the price of gas. As an expert in the UK's gas and coal industry, Bradsahw has co-authored a report for UKERC entitled The Future Role of Natural Gas in the United Kingdom to explore the energy options that lie ahead.

Global Media North Korea says don't mess with us as US plans next move
Author: 0 North Korea says don't mess with us as US plans next move

The vice president earlier visited a military installation near the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, for a briefing with military leaders at the joint U.S. Economic Dialogue at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 1. One official said placing these aircraft on a higher alert status could reduce the Chinese Air Force's response time if they had to react to an incident in North Korea or elsewhere in the region.

Author: 0 South Korea on edge as defiant North ratchets up rhetoric

The proposed US-drafted statement seen by AFP would have demanded that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear tests" and halt missile launches after Pyongyang carried out a failed test on Sunday. While previous statements have warned of further measures, the agreed text made specific mention of sanctions, signaling a tougher stance from the council.

Global Media Pence Visits Carrier Amid Questions Over Trump's `Armada'
Author: 0 Pence Visits Carrier Amid Questions Over Trump's `Armada'

The New York Times , quoting Defense Department officials, reported Tuesday that the Carl Vinson was "finally on a course for the Korean Peninsula" and that it is expected to arrive in the region next week. But it was now "proceeding to the Western Pacific as ordered". North Korea said it was prepared to respond to any U.S. aggression. "The President said we have an armada going towards the Peninsula", he said."That's a fact".

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly accuser reveals identity, feels 'triumphant'

The women either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his programme. In a cagey interview on CNN on Thursday, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin declined to give a direct answer when anchor Jake Tapper asked whether she witnessed or experienced sexual harassment when she was a Fox News contributor.

Global Media Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat
Author: 0 Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat

The French have identified the man as a troubled 39-year old who had previously served time for the attempted murder of three police officers in 2001, and who was on the security service's watch list. The two men are suspected of planning an attack to disrupt the campaign. "It is a very, very awful thing that's going on in the world today but it looks like another terrorist attack ", Trump said Thursday afternoon before ISIS later claimed responsibility.

Global Media Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of area searched
Author: 0 Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of area searched

The findings puts the crash site between latitudes 40°S and 30.5°S, reaffirming the ATSB's conclusion in December that the airliner's wreck was likely to be in a 25,000 sq km area north of the search area. "The arrival of MH370's flaperon at La Reunion in July 2015 now makes ideal sense", said CSIRO scientist David Griffin, adding that how the flaperon responded to wind, waves and ocean currents was crucial.

Global Media If China Wants 'To Solve The North Korea Problem, They Will'
Author: 0 If China Wants 'To Solve The North Korea Problem, They Will'

The comment came after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that he was "reviewing all of the status of North Korea , both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as all the other ways in which we can bring pressure to bear on the regime in Pyongyang to reengage".

Global Media Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe
Author: 0 Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

The gunman was shot dead by other officers, and a woman tourist was also wounded in the incident on Thursday night. France has remained in a state of emergency since 2015. Speaking Friday on RTL radio, Macron said: "What our attackers want is death, symbolism, to sow panic (and) to disturb a democratic process, which is the presidential election ".

Author: 0 Strident Trump targets Canadian trade on energy, lumber, dairy

Signing his executive order to probe foreign threats to the US steel industry, the president called his perceived trade imbalance with Canada as "a disgrace". Ironically, one of Trump's guests in his office for the signing ceremony was the head of the United Steelworkers union - Leo Gerard, a Canadian, born in Sudbury, Ont.

Global Media The Makings of a Trump Administration Iran Policy
Author: 0 The Makings of a Trump Administration Iran Policy

His comments mark the latest foreign policy intervention by the new USA administration, who have set their sights on North Korea , Syria and Russian Federation in recent weeks. But neither Iran nor the other world powers that negotiated the agreement have any interest in re-opening the deal, and US companies stand to lose billions if the deal is scuttled.

Global Media Police hunt man in connection with Paris shootings
Author: 0 Police hunt man in connection with Paris shootings

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack in an unusually quick statement that sowed confusion by apparently misidentifying the gunman. A female foreign tourist also was wounded, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. A source close to the investigation said the attacker had a long criminal record.

Author: 0 Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

The center studies CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been found in N.F.L. players and other athletes who have experienced repeated trauma to the head. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Lloyd. "Any time someone kills themselves in prison something clearly went wrong", Republican Gov.

Author: 0 U.S. reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

Sure we're exhausted, but we've got to stand strong. The court's decision was reversed, but protesters remained on the streets, demanding the resignation of the court's members. Pressure on Mr Maduro has been mounting since 2014, as falling prices for Venezuela's crucial oil exports have sent the once-booming economy into a tailspin.

Author: 0 House Election-Georgia story

Ossoff finished with 48.1 percent of the vote, short of the 50 percent needed for a clean win. The White House has claimed a special election in Georgia in which a young Democrat came first by nearly 30 points, was in fact a "big loss" for the party.

Global Media Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith
Author: 0 Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

But Good Friday is not the end of the story. He said this on Sunday in his Easter Message signed by his Special Assistant (Media & Communications), Adebayo Oladeji. Meanwhile, recently reported that former presidential aide, Dr Doyin Okupe says Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan trusted the wrong people when he was in power.

Author: 0 Britain's General Election: A Ploy to Stop 'Hard Brexit'?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set the tone for his campaign by criticising Ms May for her "broken promises" on healthcare and education, and jabbed at her for not agreeing to take part in television debates before the election. "Yesterday she changed her mind, not for the good of the country, but for reasons of simple party advantage", Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party , told supporters at a rally.

Author: 0 Police officer killed and gunman shot dead in Paris attack

So Karim C was released early. Two police officers and a woman tourist were wounded, he said. That can be a clue. After killing an officer, the man attempted to run away while shooting at other officers, two of whom he injured, the spokesman added.

Global Media Iran election: Ahmadinejad registers despite Khamenei warning
Author: 0 Iran election: Ahmadinejad registers despite Khamenei warning

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he will run for office in the presidential elections in May. Last year, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Ahmadinejad not to run for another term. Speaking to TPS by phone about Ahmadinejad's announcement, Gindin said there is widespread support in Iran for Israel, owing largely to negative feelings in the Islamic Republic about the former president.

Global Media Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad disqualified from Iranian elections
Author: 0 Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad disqualified from Iranian elections

The other candidates selected were hardliners Ebrahim Raisi and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf , conservative Mostafa Mirsalim, former minister Mostafa Hashemitaba and Mr Rouhani's ally and vice-president, Eshaq Jahangiri. While reliable polling information is not widely available, most political observers see Rouhani as the current front-runner even though he has been unable to significantly turn around Iran's slumping economy.

Author: 0 'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack: US military

An Afghan official says gunmen wearing white army uniforms have stormed an military compound in the province of Balkh, killing at least one soldier and wounding five others. Thomas said it was unclear how close USA -led coalition troops were to the fighting. General Mohmand Katawazi, the commander of the Afghan Army's 209 Corps, said that the military managed to " eliminate " all attackers, adding that the operation is over.

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