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Author: 0 Two ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark. Trial testimony described angry tirades by Christie and detailed his subordinates using the Port Authority as a source of political favors for politicians whose endorsements they sought. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Cortes responded that Baroni should have known better, and should have gone to authorities when he learned of the plot, but instead tried to cover it up.

Author: 0 Sanctuary Cities: No More Free Money for Lawbreaking and OPEN THREAD

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grant money that has already been awarded if they don't comply.

Author: 0 Warner Says White House Not Dispelling Suspicion

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts. He described the source as an intelligence official, not a White House official. Spicer said the White House does not control the process by which the committee investigates the president's and his associates' ties to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Westminster attack was over in just 82 seconds

They have named 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood as the man who killed four people in Westminster on Wednesday, but issued a fresh plea for any information that might explain why he did it. Born in the county of Kent and a resident of the West Midlands in central England, Masood was known to police and the MI5 by several aliases and had a raft of previous convictions dating from 1983 to 2003.

Author: 0 Ousted Park Geun-hye to Face Prosecution

The protesters, mostly older conservatives, called on the Constitutional Court to reverse its decision to unseat Park. "I thank people who have supported and believed in me", Park's statement said. Last week, Park named six lawyers, all of whom represented her during the impeachment trial, to defend her. The scandal that rocked the nation has also seen the heir to electronics giant Samsung, Lee Jae-Yong, arrested and charged with bribery for offering millions of dollars to Choi in return ...

Global Media United Nations condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes
Author: 0 United Nations condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests in 2016. North Korea appears ready for another round of nuclear weapons testing, South Korea's military said Friday. Sanctions against North Korea doesn't seem to be deterring them from advancing their nuclear weapons program. North Korea carried out yet another missile test on Tuesday-but it didn't go off as planned, reportedly blowing up within seconds of launching.

Author: 0 Hyundai suspends China plant for a week amid political spat

China has protested the system's powerful radar could be used to spy on its military facilities. But all these reassurances didn't stop Hyundai's shares from slipping as much as 3% on Monday. One executive told Yonhap that while he hopes the situation with China corrects itself, "we don't rule out that these frosty relations will continue for the time being, so we plan to hold this year's concerts in Asian nations that we haven't been to".

Author: 0 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is jailed for 15 days

On the campaign trail in the Siberian city of Barnaul last week, Navalny was sprayed with green antiseptic. He said police had gathered factual evidence that some teenagers, who had been detained, had been paid cash by protest organizers to take part.

Author: 0 Tillerson to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels next month

However, despite the US Secretary of State not appearing at the April summit - despite being its most powerful member - it has been announced that Trump himself will attend the May summit and that Tillerson's deputy will attend in April. That same week, the White House leveled the unsubstantiated and explosive claim that Britain helped former President Barack Obama spy on Trump, a charge that London vociferously denied.

Author: 0 Senate Democrats vow to filibuster Gorsuch high court nomination

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) released a new television and digital ad urging viewers to call their senators to oppose President Trump's Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Schumer also doubted that Gorsuch would be willing to act as a check on the president who nominated him. The solution? A filibuster, which essentially presses pause in the Senate.

Global Media Chamber registers concerns regarding recall of minister and deputy
Author: 0 Chamber registers concerns regarding recall of minister and deputy

A senior member of the South African Communist Party, which is in an alliance with the ANC, said that Zuma told its leaders that he planned to fire Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas . He was seen entering the sixth floor - which hosts ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe's office. Another issue that impaired market sentiment is that the powerful Gupta family, perceived as allies of the Zuma's, have had a conflict with Gordhan.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Israel will continue to stop weapons transfers to Hezbollah

In response, Syrian forces fired missiles at the Israeli jets, claiming that they downed one plane and hit another. The exchange of fire took place in the middle of the night with air raid sirens in the Israeli-occupied Jordan valley and reports of an explosion, which was later clarified as one of the missiles being brought down by Israeli air defences.

Global Media President Trump's daughter Ivanka to get White House office
Author: 0 President Trump's daughter Ivanka to get White House office

Mr Gorelick said she would follow the ethics rules that apply to government employees. She assured that she will continue to offer her father advice and counsel. The move isn't surprising as Ivanka Trump was visible throughout her father's presidential campaign and has already had an unofficial role in his administration.

Author: 0 Pak instigating Kashmiri youths through social media: MoS PMO

Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid had also met Singh, a Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency, and apprised him about the security situation in the Valley. The J&K top cop said these WhatsApp groups and other social media accounts were being monitored and action will be taken against people operating them.

Global Media Netanyahu: Israel 'Committed' to Working with Trump on Mideast Peace
Author: 0 Netanyahu: Israel 'Committed' to Working with Trump on Mideast Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said the forces of "militant Islam" must be defeated to ensure safety and security of the U.S. and Israel. "I want to thank the president for his strong support for Israel". Greenblatt, Trump's longtime business attorney, will be an observer at the summit, but plans to use his visit to discuss the type of regional approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Netanyahu and Trump have floated.

Author: 0 Rep. Devin Nunes won't step aside in Russian Federation investigation

Ryan gave support to Nunes with a terse response at a news conference. Nunes created turmoil last week when he told reporters that he bypassed his own committee to obtain evidence that court-approved spying on foreign targets had collected "incidental" surveillance involving people associated with President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Stormont sitting axed as Northern Ireland power-sharing talks fail

All-party talks to form a new executive collapsed Sunday night. He said the terms did not exist now to nominate for a deputy first minister. Sinn Féin finished with 27 seats in the wake of this month's election, which arose after the party called time on the last power-sharing arrangement due to Foster's stance on the "cash for ash" controversy.

Global Media Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
Author: 0 Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

Voronenkov is a key witness for Ukrainian authorities attempting to build a treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, ousted in a revolution in 2014, after four years in power. Former lawmaker of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov and his wife Maria Maksakova. The theory is obvious - I said that Voronenkov was not a crook/cheater/phoney, but an investigator, who was fatally risky to Russian siloviki [security services].

Author: 0 Day after mass protests, Kremlin cracks the whip

Rallies took place in the likes of Moscow , St.Petersburg and Makhachkala despite the majority being outlawed by the government. The Kremlin has dismissed the opposition as a Westernized urban elite disconnected from the issues faced by the poor in Russia's far-flung regions.

Author: 0 North Carolina Reaches Compromise Over Bathroom Bill

Called for the sole reason of repealing HB2, the session descended into both sides accusing the other of reneging on the deal as the strongly partisan state fell to distrust. The announcement came after the NCAA said North Carolina sites won't be considered for championship events from 2018 to 2022 "absent any change" in House Bill 2, which it views as discrimination.

Author: 0 Trump's travel ban indefinitely suspended

Watson said in his ruling that the state had shown "a strong likelihood of success on the merits of their Establishment Clause claim , that irreparable injury is likely if the requested relief is not issued". Chin told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that, "The next move is theirs". " The court will not crawl into a corner , pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has", Watson said in his ruling.

Author: 0 Two dead in massive California four-alarm fire, two missing

The primary tenant in the building has been identified as Urojas Community Services , which offers transitional housing. The third person's body was found Monday. A body was found in a second floor apartment. "It's like Ghost Ship, but worse", Cook told The Associated Press on Monday. The previous fire inspection history of the structure that burned Monday was not immediately available.

Author: 0 Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Moves Into His Official Residence

It is a common practice that as soon as the government changes at the state level, administrative and police officials pack their bags and are ready to move out with the new government signing their transfer orders. Over the past couple of years, there is also a rise in vigilante attacks by self-proclaimed cow protection squads. "The illegal abattoirs will be closed down", he had said while addressing a civic reception here in his hometown.

Global Media EU Official Threatens to Support Ohio, Austin, Texas Secession
Author: 0 EU Official Threatens to Support Ohio, Austin, Texas Secession

Behind the humor, there's real anger among European Union chiefs that President Trump has stoked the Brexit fire and, with it, egged on other countries to follow the U.K.'s lead. Mr Juncker said last week that he had asked the United States not to encourage European Union member states to leave it at a meeting with US Vice President, Mike Pence, in Brussels in February.

Global Media North Korea's Latest Missile Test Failed 'Within Seconds'
Author: 0 North Korea's Latest Missile Test Failed 'Within Seconds'

The launch Wednesday comes a little more than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired four medium-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, at least one of which flew about 620 miles before dropping into the water. Earlier this month, David Albright - head of the Institute for Science and International Security think tank - told The Algemeiner that paying attention to any potential nuclear collaboration between North Korea and Iran should be a priority for the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Martin McGuinness: the armalite to the ballot box

In 2007, he became deputy first minister and an equal partner to Ian Paisley in government. A flag flies at half-mast after the death of Martin McGuinness , on Freedom Corner in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 21 March 2017. A member of a well-known family in the city, Mr McGuinness grew up in the Bogside and after leaving school worked as a butcher. With Stormont still without a powersharing executive or new Speaker in the wake of the subsequent snap election, traditional protocols were ...

Author: 0 South Korea starts raising ferry that sank in 2014, killing 304 people

Officials reported that the vessel was raised 13 metres above the surface of the sea by late morning local time on Friday (March 24, 2017). Once the Sewol is loaded onto the transport vessel, it will take about two weeks for it to reach a port 90 kilometres away in the city of Mokpo.

Global Media Germany: Merkel's CDU wins state elections in Saarland
Author: 0 Germany: Merkel's CDU wins state elections in Saarland

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has won state elections in the small western state of Saarland on Sunday by significantly increasing its vote share. In its report claiming that Trump gave Merkel an invoice for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, the Times of London said the White House had arrived at the final figure of $374 billion by starting at 2002 and calculating "the extent to which German defense spending had fallen short of the 2% target each ...

Global Media Speaker Ryan Spurns Health Care Talks With Democrats
Author: 0 Speaker Ryan Spurns Health Care Talks With Democrats

They complained the bill didn't do enough to get the government out of health care. "I worry we'll push the president into working with Democrats. that's hardly a conservative thing". Some Republicans, including Sen. As the rush is on to discover who leaked Rep. Devin Nunes information about possible surveillance of President Trump's transition team, House Speaker Paul Ryan is providing some cover for the House Intelligence Chair, saying that he or she was a "whistle blower-type person".

Global Media Israel says to cut another $2 million from its U.N. contribution
Author: 0 Israel says to cut another $2 million from its U.N. contribution

In addition, 42 tenders for the sale of properties belonging to Palestinian refugees were also published, in contravention of global law, said Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel . "He was anxious to convey the message that he really wanted to have a peace agreement". "I think that whoever is taking this action is meaning to sabotage the efforts of President Trump in regards to his peacemaking", says Majdi Khaldi, presidential adviser to Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to ...

Author: 0 IV compliant Honda Dio launched in India at Rs 49132

Two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has launched BS-IV and AHO compliance new 2017 Honda Dio for Rs 49,132 (ex-showroom Delhi). When asked about what actions were dealers taking following the apex court verdict, he said: "Our energy is focused on selling as much stock as possible before the deadline".

Global Media Ridiculously strong coffee is here to keep Americans wide awake
Author: 0 Ridiculously strong coffee is here to keep Americans wide awake

If your regular Cup of Joe doesn't do it for you anymore, you may be ready for what has been described as the world's strongest coffee. Could you (or someone you know) handle Black Insomnia Coffee? "It is time to offer something a little different - something stronger and darker, with an edge", founder Sean Kristafor said of Black Insomnia in a press release .

Global Media U.S. appoints Israeli ambassador who opposes a Palestinian state
Author: 0 U.S. appoints Israeli ambassador who opposes a Palestinian state

David Friedman was sworn in on Wednesday as the USA ambassador to Israel, becoming the first ambassador to take office under the Trump administration. Friedman on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in the weeks and months ahead", he added. TORA is an umbrella organization for Orthodox rabbis in the USA which seeks to provide an authentic representation of the values of Judaism, Orthodoxy, and the Torah to the media and the public in the face of misrepresentations of ...

Global Media After Five Episodes ABC Cancels
Author: 0 After Five Episodes ABC Cancels "Time After Time"

The drama will be replaced in its timeslot by the game show " Match Game ". It is an adventure through time wherein the two ends up in the modern-day of New York, TV Guide has reported. It is a shocking news indeed determining the time frame of " Time After Time " in the air and promptly canceled everything so quick. As mentioned there are no plans for Time After Time to air or released the unseen episodes in any fashion.

Author: 0 South Korea Ferry Site Bones From Animal, Not Human

The ferry, which is now loaded on top of a semi-submersible ship, was due to leave for Mokpo on Thursday, but news of the discovery of the remains had raised speculation the schedule could be pushed back. The discovery prompted salvage efforts to come to a grinding halt due to concerns that the remains of more missing passengers are hidden inside the vessel.

Author: 0 "The Days of Israel-Bashing Are Over" — UN Ambassador Haley

He said, "If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this, America stands with Israel!". Trump's administration has already made several gestures to reassure Israel's government that, in Haley's words to AIPAC , "a new sheriff is in town" and USA policy has changed.

Author: 0 Li: Stop forecasting hard landing for Chinese economy

Speaking at an annual news conference, Premier Li Keqiang emphasized the shared interests of the world's two biggest economies. "That would not make trade fairer". "It remains advisable for China to match its rhetoric on open markets and free trade with action, by opening up ... markets to competition in goods and investment", he said.

Global Media Palestinian woman killed after attacking police
Author: 0 Palestinian woman killed after attacking police

A police image showed the woman with the scissors in the air seeking to stab the police. The incident occurred at Damascus Gate, a heavily guarded entrance to the Old City and the scene of similar violence in the past. A total of 16 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis so far this year according to a tally by Ma'an, 15 of them at the hands of Israeli armed forces.

Author: 0 Anti-apartheid, pro-BDS activist Ahmed Kathrada dies

He was often described as Mandela's "trusted lieutenant", an "unsung hero" and "humble icon". Tributes are pouring in for ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada‚ who died in the early hours of Tuesday. He was arrested along with Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki , Raymond Mhlaba, Denis Goldberg , Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni and charged with sabotage.

Author: 0 Groups sue to stop Trump's effort to boost coal

PSE reached an agreement with environmental groups last year to close down its two dirtiest coal plants in the next five years. The Northern Cheyenne doesn't profit from nearby coal, but does pay a cost in degraded environmental quality and loss of culturally significant areas.

Author: 0 More arrests to be made in Kim Jong Nam murder probe

President Donald Trump told reporters he held meetings on North Korea at the weekend at his Florida resort. The country's official media service, Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ), said the new high-thrust engine will help North Korea attain a world-class satellite- launching program.

Author: 0 France's Le Pen says Putin embodies 'new vision' of world

Leaving the euro is one of Ms Le Pen's flagship policies, both a mark of its anti-establishment stance that attracts voters angry with globalisation, and a likely obstacle to its quest for power in a country where a majority oppose a return to the franc.

Global Media What we know about the Manafort-Deripaska links
Author: 0 What we know about the Manafort-Deripaska links

In fact, he worked on the campaign for five months and was its chairman for three months. Manafort and Deripaska forged... Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009, according to one person familiar with the work.

Global Media STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: Mum captures enormous deadly snake next to toddler
Author: 0 STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: Mum captures enormous deadly snake next to toddler

What started as a nice innocent picture quickly turned into a "dicing with death" situation when Bianca Dickinson took a picture of her two year old daughter Molly in the Australian outback. "It was horrifying - luckily it was over in seconds", she said. After snatching Molly, her other children asked her to check the photos to see if she had captured the moment.

Author: 0 Bulgarian Voters Reject Party Wanting Stronger Moscow Ties

The scourge of graft - ever-present in Bulgaria - loomed over the poll, with prosecutors saying 79 electoral fraud probes had been launched. According to the opinion polls, the ruling centre-right GERB party will likely win the elections. "The GERB party, to a much greater extent, will maintain Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic orientation and integration", said Boriana Dimitrova, an analyst with pollster Alpha Research.

Author: 0 Led coalition not protecting civilians

Iraqi military command has said one line of investigation is whether Islamic State rigged explosives that ultimately caused the blast that destroyed buildings. In the east, the Iraqi forces adopted a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay at home, dropping leaflets into the city with safety instructions for residents.