North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

President Trump will meet with the China President Xi Jinping later today and Senator Fischer is confident that the missile tests will be a topic of discussion. Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Honolulu, said he was expecting North Korea would do something to coincide with the Trump-Xi summit, perhaps conducting a nuclear test . Read More

Colbert talks about Steve Bannon's

Colbert talks about Steve Bannon's "cuck" comment about Jared Kushner

Another aide who could be reassigned is Steve Bannon , Trump's chief strategist, who has tangled with Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a close adviser, the Journal said. "The factions are real, and the tensions are real", the former official said. While H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, has been working for weeks to find a way to rid the White House foreign policy operation of Bannon, it was ultimately Kushner's influence that made it happen, sources said. Read More

McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid

McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid

Senator Orrin Hatch to step down in 2018 so that Romney can run for the seat. Orrin Hatch of Utah will retire instead of running for re-election. Mitt Romney , the one-time presidential nominee and leading Trump critic, is exploring a run for Hatch's Senate seat. Read More

17 tornadoes confirmed in Louisiana during Sunday-Monday severe weather outbreak

17 tornadoes confirmed in Louisiana during Sunday-Monday severe weather outbreak

Benedictine Military School sent students home at 12:30 p.m., and St. Vincent's Academy sent students home at 1 p.m. because of the potential for severe weather. Previously predicted rainfall totals have fallen to anywhere from a quarter of an inch to half an inch on Thursday, Minnick said, which decreases the likelihood of widespread flash floods. Read More

Water Cannons Repel Venezuela Anti-Government Protests

Water Cannons Repel Venezuela Anti-Government Protests

One opposition lawmaker who is often at the forefront of protests, Juan Requesens of the Justice First party, suffered a gash to his the head after being hit by a stone during a fracas outside the public ombudsman's office, witnesses said. An estimated 1,000 people tried to march to the National Assembly to demand the government restore powers to its opposition majority. Maduro said that the demonstration was aimed at fostering violence in the country. Read More

Arizona sheriff to shut down famed Tent City jails complex

Arizona sheriff to shut down famed Tent City jails complex

Arpaio, who became known for his anti-illegal immigration stance and jail practices such as making inmates wear pink underwear and eat green bologna, vowed the jail would never close under his watch. "That undermines and goes against all the things that we've been told for far too long", Penzone said. Inmates live in tents through the sweltering Arizona summer heat and are issued old-fashioned striped prison jumpsuits and pink underwear. Read More

NOAA Issues Flood Watch for Tri-State Area Thursday into Friday

NOAA Issues Flood Watch for Tri-State Area Thursday into Friday

The rain is expected to arrive early Thursday and should taper off in the evening. Forecasters say rainfall totals of one to two inches with isolated amounts of three inches are possible. on Thursday . Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 3am. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Read More

Ridesharing Bill Cruises Through The House

Ridesharing Bill Cruises Through The House

However, the Seminoles will have to pay $3 billion to the state for a seven-year period in exchange for the right to keep their status as Florida's sole blackjack operator. But Avila said he disagreed with that reading of the bill and alcoholic beverage statutes. The Senate bill offers them this ability but expands gambling to private industries across the state in ways the Supreme Court recently ruled violate the state's current agreement with the tribe. Read More

Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Boeing may be "setting themselves up for conflict with the Trump administration or Republicans in general", said Aboulafia, vice president at Teal Group. Another wild card is US politics. However, Trump did tap Boeing's Patrick Shanahan, who oversaw its manufacturing and supplier management, to be second in command at the Pentagon. Read More

Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away

Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away

Facebook's appeal against 381 warrants for information from the accounts of its users was rejected by a NY court on the ground that earlier orders refusing to quash the warrants issued in a criminal proceeding could not be appealed. Facebook read the ruling not as the judges rejecting its argument for user privacy but as the court saying it lacked the jurisdiction to fully review the original order. Read More

Daughter of 9/11 victim dies after pancake-eating contest

Daughter of 9/11 victim dies after pancake-eating contest

Daily News reports that Nelson was a certified youth mental health counselor and volunteered at a center helping those impacted by the Sandy Hook shootings. "Kids came running to her with their eyes open, they trusted her, and she created a connection with them that was priceless". They've also been involved in America's Camp , an annual retreat for children of 9/11 victims. Read More

3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis

Two others were taken to hospitals in serious condition, St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson didn't have an update on them. "This was a very hectic scene with three buildings involved", Jenkerson said. A spokeswoman for St. Louis' mayor said that although the city doesn't inspect boilers, it has strict licensure requirements governing operations of such equipment. Read More

AP forest minister quits as MLA after Naidu drops him from Cabinet

AP forest minister quits as MLA after Naidu drops him from Cabinet

Ravindranatha Reddy, G. Deepak Reddy, Pothula Sunita of the TD, P.V.N. Madhav of the BJP, K. Narasimha Reddy and Y. Srinivasulu Reddy of the Progressive Democratic Front. 'People will not tolerate such immoral acts and they will soon deliver their verdict appropriately, ' Jagan said. Five incumbent ministers were dropped in the maiden reorganisation of the state Council of Ministers since the government was formed on June 8, 2014. Read More

Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule

Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule

Pence, a long-time opponent of abortion rights, voted with the 50 other Republicans to proceed to a vote to roll back an Obama administration rule that barred states from cutting off federal family-planning money to abortion providers. It falls under a special category of legislation - repealing rules passed in the final 60 legislative days of an outgoing administration. With Republicans holding 52-48 control of the Senate, the Collins and Murkowski defections could have derailed the bill ... Read More

Mercury Touches 40-Degree Mark In Delhi, Heatwave To End By Monday

Mercury Touches 40-Degree Mark In Delhi, Heatwave To End By Monday

Rajeev. "However, heatwave conditions are prevailing in isolated parts of the city". Maharashtra's Bhira village recorded 46.5 degrees Celsius, more than 7 degrees Celsius above normal. These dry and hot winds are resulting in an increase in temperatures. On Wednesday, it was 40.5 degrees Celsius, which is a 3.6-degree departure from normal. Read More

Syria refugee total hits over five million

Syria refugee total hits over five million

Lebanon has taken in some 1.2 million Syrian refugees — the equivalent of one-fourth of its own population. The tally of Syrian refugees in the Middle East and North Africa had hovered just below five million since the middle of 2016. Georges Ghali, programmes manager at Lebanese human rights organisation ALEF, said the tensions were rooted in factors including misperceptions whereby the Lebanese believe that refugees were being showered in aid, and government policies that had made it hard ... Read More

Two men still remain in police custody over the Westminster terror attack

That understanding may have died with him, he said. He continued: "Nevertheless, we are determined to understand if Masood was a lone actor inspired by terrorist propaganda or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him". Britain's most senior counter-terror police officer, Mark Rowley, described the inquiry as "very large and fast-paced", and announced two "significant arrests" Friday. Read More

India, Malaysia reaffirm strategic cooperation, to boost economic ties

India, Malaysia reaffirm strategic cooperation, to boost economic ties

The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks later in the day. "Indian languages, culture and food are popular in Malaysia", he said. Interacting with Prime Minister Razak who called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, Mr Mukherjee said, relations between India and Malaysia are centuries old and is best ever so far. Read More

Paul Ryan Backs Intelligence Panel Chair Nunes in Russia Probe

Last Tuesday evening, Nunes went to a secure National Security Council facility on the grounds of the White House and reviewed intelligence reports, with the assistance of one or more unknown officials. House Speaker Paul Ryan, meanwhile, continued to support Nunes. Unfortunately for Nunes, it is no longer just the Democrats' problem. SURVEILLANCE Two White House officials played a role in providing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes with documents showing Trump and his ... Read More

Bombs, Hacking, Troops: How Would US Show Force to N. Korea?

Bombs, Hacking, Troops: How Would US Show Force to N. Korea?

Mr Wang warned last week that North Korea on one side, and the United States and South Korea on the other, were like "two accelerating trains" heading towards each other, with neither side willing to give way. North Korea has accelerated its weapons development, violating multiple Security Council resolutions without being deterred by sanctions. KCNA quoted the unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying the USA should accept that North Korea is a nuclear-capable nation that "has the ... Read More

PM: Malaysia did not sever ties with North Korea

Television footage obtained by Reuters from Japanese media showed Hyon Kwang Song, the second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur , and Kim Uk Il, a North Korean state airline employee on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Thursday evening. Read More

Arrest warrant for South Korea's ex-President Park issued, local media report

A district court in Seoul issued the warrant early Friday local time, according to Reuters , just hours after the disgraced politician appeared before the court for questioning. It broke open the scandal in the fall, which led quickly to Park's fall. Choi Soon-Sil, Park's secret confidante at the heart of the scandal, is already on trial for forcing top local firms including tech giant Samsung to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations which she allegedly used for personal ... Read More

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

Trump, later that day, said the information Nunes provided him "somewhat" vindicated his unfounded claim that he was surveilled by Obama's administration. Schiff says to the press that, when Nunes bypassed the committee and shared info with the President, he put the entire investigation under a cloud. Read More

Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to North Korea

Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un , died last month after two women smeared a deadly nerve agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport. Interpol has issued a "red notice" for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the murder, three of whom are thought to be hiding in Pyongyang's embassy in Kuala Lumpur . Read More

US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

Trump's lawyers had said , prior to the president's inauguration, that the company would donate any profits from foreign entities to the U.S. Treasury to avoid conflicts of interest. The GAO is also reportedly going to look into the price tag of the Mar-a-Lago visits. Variations in each trip make it hard to estimate how much it actually costs for Trump to spend weekends in Florida. Read More

PH, China to start maritime row talks in May

PH, China to start maritime row talks in May

China certainly does. It has been building manmade bases over some of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea since 2014, much to the annoyance of other powers in the region-the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Japan all lay claim to parts of the sea, which is a valuable trade passage and fishing ground. Read More

Mark Rutte Defeats Anti-Islamic Candidate Geert Wilders in Dutch Election

Mark Rutte Defeats Anti-Islamic Candidate Geert Wilders in Dutch Election

All top party leaders gathered for the first time since the vote at the centuries-old Dutch parliament Thursday as outgoing health minister Edith Schippers was appointed to start the process of trying to see which parties could work together. Read More

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi remembers Mahatma Gandhi, hails freedom fighters

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi remembers Mahatma Gandhi, hails freedom fighters

This was Modi's first radio address after the Bharatiya Janata Party took power in Uttar Pradesh and three other states. The country would be free from corruption, terrorism, black money and dirt, said the PM. Observing that the Budget recently had announced that there would be 2,500 crore digital transactions this year, he said if 125 crore countrymen resolve, "they need not wait for a year; they can do it within six months". Read More

Severe storms in forecast for Oklahoma much of this week

Severe storms in forecast for Oklahoma much of this week

Mild weather returns Tuesday with a small chance of rain and partly sunny skies on Wednesday . Tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail will all be possible. It will be close enough Thursday morning to spark some isolated storms in Mississippi. We will continue to track the potential of storms closely! In summary, storms tonight will be loud and potentially clunky (hail possible), but the greatest threat will hold off until midday or afternoon on Wednesday . Read More

House speaker blocks 'bathroom bill' from unrelated proposal

A Senate rule stipulating that 26 or more "no" votes means similar language can not be considered again that session, according to some Democrats, meant Bosma's proposal should not have been considered by the Senate panel. He told the committee, "The superintendent must have experience in public schools, and the people of in should have the right to elect this office". Read More