Northwestern University says gunman report on campus a hoax

If not on campus, stay away. Authorities urged students to shelter in place as officers armed with long guns secured the campus. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Valentine's Day massacre left 17 people dead and has prompted renewe... More..

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This epic eye-roll from a Chinese reporter is breaking the internet
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

This epic eye-roll from a Chinese reporter is breaking the internet

Reporters from media outlets based overseas but with ties back to China's state media apparatus are often called on at government events so that Beijing can appear to cede the floor to "foreign" journalist...More..

Breaking down Russell Westbrook's 100th triple-double
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Breaking down Russell Westbrook's 100th triple-double

He's proudest of the Thunder's record when he goes off for a triple-double - 82-18. Russell Westbrook became a part of National Basketball Association history Tuesday night, when he became the fourth Nationa...More..

Former telecom minister Maran, his brother discharged in telephone exchange case
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Former telecom minister Maran, his brother discharged in telephone exchange case

The CBI , which is investigated the functioning of an illegal BSNL telephone exchange from the Chennai residence of Dayanidhi Maran during his tenure as Union Minister of Communication and Information Techno...More..

Oklahoma uses nitrogen gas for execution
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oklahoma uses nitrogen gas for execution

Oklahoma is set to become the first state in the country to use nitrogen gas to carry out the death penalty, The Oklahoman reports . "This method has never been used before and is experimental", said Dale Ba...More..

PM Justin Trudeau to tour Evraz Steel
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

PM Justin Trudeau to tour Evraz Steel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could use tariffs to fight any "increased pressure" of steel dumping into Canada aimed at circumventing new US restrictions. "We are negotiating the NAFTA accord in...More..

SP wrests Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, set to win in Gorakhpur
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

SP wrests Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, set to win in Gorakhpur

On Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur , SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad won by 21,881 votes. The SP victory is like winning a crucial league cricket match before the knockout stage of the tourn...More..

Finland is the world's happiest country, according to the UN
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Finland is the world's happiest country, according to the UN

The top 10 countries on the list are: Finland , Norway , Denmark , Iceland , Switzerland , Netherlands Canada , New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. Helliwell said in an interview, that "people essentially ...More..

Giants Set to Ink Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Giants Set to Ink Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart

Stewart's signing shouldn't take the Giants out of the running for Barkley or another rookie running back, but the decision is a puzzling one - and one that seems to signal that Gettleman believes the Giant...More..

Tariffs and Trump's continuing reign of error
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tariffs and Trump's continuing reign of error

But the target of Trump's ire is China , whose capacity expansions have helped add to global surpluses of steel. "It will only bring disaster to China and the United States and the world ", Zhong stat...More..

Canada: Trump speaks to Trudeau over phone, stresses on fast NAFTA deal
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Canada: Trump speaks to Trudeau over phone, stresses on fast NAFTA deal

Moreover, even if the over-reliance on steel imports were truly "weakening the internal economy" and "shrinking [US] ability to meet national security production requirements in a national emergency", as stat...More..

Kerala on alert after warning of depression over Arabian Sea
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kerala on alert after warning of depression over Arabian Sea

Rain or thundershower at many places is very likely over south Tamil Nadu while rain and thundershower at most places with isolated heavy falls is likely over Kerala till Thursday, according to an IMD bulleti...More..

Arrest in Murder of Binghamton University Student
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Arrest in Murder of Binghamton University Student

Binghamton police officers responded to Haley Anderson's off-campus home on Oak Street, where she was found dead shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, authorities said. State Department can then make an extradition ...More..

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Retracted Story
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Retracted Story

The unfounded conspiracy claims that 27-year-old Rich - who was found with multiple gunshot wounds, one block from his D.C. apartment, on July 10, 2016 - had been killed in retaliation for leaking the message...More..

Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban

The nature of the blast is not immediately clear. He said the Rescue ambulances are shifting the injured to the Sharif medical complex and other nearby hospitals. "Five policemen - two inspectors and three co...More..

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Won't Say If Trump Sex Tape Exists
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Won't Say If Trump Sex Tape Exists

As of this writing, Stormy has already raised almost $13K for "attorneys' fees; out-of-pocket costs associated with the lawsuit, arbitration, and my right to speak openly; security expenses; and damages that ma...More..

Cong MLA hurls mic at BJP leader, three MLAs suspended
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cong MLA hurls mic at BJP leader, three MLAs suspended

His party colleague, Amrish Der, asked speaker Rajendra Trivedi to allow Madam to speak. The Speaker complained about Der's tone, after which the two Congress leaders rushed to the Well of the House. Later, spe...More..

Court blocks 56 billion rand in South Africa renewable projects
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Court blocks 56 billion rand in South Africa renewable projects

In terms of the interdict, Radebe gave an undertaking that he would not sign the independent producers agreements, including the power purchase agreements, until the hearing on 27 March. "The IPP roll-out will ...More..

BJP registers protest with EC against Cong's RS nominee Rathwa in Gujarat
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

BJP registers protest with EC against Cong's RS nominee Rathwa in Gujarat

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday cried foul after the returning officer accepted Gujarat Congress leader Naran Rathwa's nomination for a Rajya Sabha seat, ANI reported. Additionally, by-election wi...More..

Facebook bans anti-Muslim group retweeted by Trump
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Facebook bans anti-Muslim group retweeted by Trump

The far-right group Britain First and its leaders have been banned from Facebook. The anti-Islamic group shared incendiary pictures, stories, and memes, largely relating to Muslims and complaints about a deem...More..

Syria's Afrin cut off from water, thousands displaced
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Syria's Afrin cut off from water, thousands displaced

He noted that in 2017, the Syrian government agreed to have United Nations experts visit Shayrat airbase to investigate the claims of using sarin gas in the Khan Sheikhoun incident, and the USA side of this but...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement

Now, Mr. Sessions is the final arbiter of Mr. McCabe's dismissal, shortly before his retirement takes effect Sunday. The review is looking into McCabe's 2016 decision to allow FBI officials to speak to re...More..

Fresh snow warning for West Sussex
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fresh snow warning for West Sussex

It could soon be the "Isle of White" again as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for snow on Sunday . A spokesman for the Met Office said: "High pressure over Scandinavia will feed a very cold east...More..

Forecast: Warm and windy today in the Omaha area
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Forecast: Warm and windy today in the Omaha area

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Night: Partly cloudy with west winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Lows will be in the 40s and west winds will be at 10 to 20 miles per ho...More..

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments

There's all that red in the middle, where Trump won. "And I understand - I'm not terrified - but I understand why he may win again in 2020", Reines said . Clinton also noted - as she has before - that the fo...More..

AfDB Partners International Solar Alliance To Deliver Power To 250 Million Africans
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AfDB Partners International Solar Alliance To Deliver Power To 250 Million Africans

The partnership agreement was sealed on the margins of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) held in New Delhi on March 11. Some analysts say the commitments by India and France wi...More..

U.S. northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

U.S. northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks

Wind gusts reached 69 miles per hour in places as much of coastal Massachusetts , Rhode Island , Connecticut , New Hampshire and ME bore the brunt of the storm. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson says...More..

Oil prices stable after two-day decline, but rising USA output drags
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oil prices stable after two-day decline, but rising USA output drags

US crude-oil production this year is expected to grow by 520,000 barrels a day from December 2017 to December 2018, while the average year-on-year growth is expected to reach 1.04 million barrels a day, mostly ...More..

Gun Safety Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun, Injures Three Students
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gun Safety Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun, Injures Three Students

The Seaside Police Department said there were no "serious injuries" in the incident. The district said in a statement that, " California law prohibits firearms on campus, and MPUSD's Board of Education po...More..

Where to get deals for National Pi Day
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Where to get deals for National Pi Day

Your PIE is also offering the $3.14 deal. Whole Foods Market: Offering customers a $3.14 discount on any large pie from the bakery. On Wednesday, diners can build their own pie for just $3.14, in honor o...More..

Former CIA director named Secretary of State in latest White House shake-up
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Former CIA director named Secretary of State in latest White House shake-up

Regular White House leaks have hinted since previous year about his looming departure until President Donald Trump pulled the trigger yesterday in a tweet as Tillerson was making his way back home from an A...More..

Duterte announces Philippines' 'immediate' withdrawal from ICC
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duterte announces Philippines' 'immediate' withdrawal from ICC

In a 15-page statement released to the media, the President chose to withdraw the country's signature from the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the ICC, following what the President said was the lack o...More..

India Harassing Diplomat's Children on Way to School
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

India Harassing Diplomat's Children on Way to School

In a new development to the serious diplomatic spat between India and Pakistan over allegations of harassment and intimidation, the Pakistan High Commission has released a video on Tuesday, showing how the ...More..

Angela Merkel elected German Chancellor for fourth term
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Angela Merkel elected German Chancellor for fourth term

Merkel needs the support of a majority of all lawmakers to be re-elected on Wednesday, meaning that she has to win at least 355 votes. The coalition enjoys only a small majority in the German Bundestag and h...More..

Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs - Treasury's Mnuchin
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs - Treasury's Mnuchin

It was not immediately clear what type of document the president signed. House Speaker Paul Ryan, appearing with Home Depot employees in Atlanta, warned of "unintended consequences". Yesterday, the European...More..

Big B Look Leaked From Aamir Khan's Movie
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Big B Look Leaked From Aamir Khan's Movie

The Vijay Krishna Acharya directed film also stars Katrina Kaif, who has worked with Aamir in Dhoom 3 . He lovingly kissed his wife, a sweet gesture like never-seen-before. There's is a lot of action involved ...More..

RJD wins Jehanabad Assembly seat; leading in Araria Lok Sabha bypoll
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RJD wins Jehanabad Assembly seat; leading in Araria Lok Sabha bypoll

In Uttar Pradesh , the BJP is leading in the Gorakhpur seat, which was vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after assuming office in 2017. Similarly in Bihar , the bypolls is a test for former deputy...More..

Trump Expected to Fire Another Cabinet Secretary
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump Expected to Fire Another Cabinet Secretary

Shulkin pulled a similar move last week, meeting with Kelly and subsequently calling up The New York Times to declare victory. And Mr. Trump has publicly showered Dr. "Unfortunately, Secretary Shulkin, by h...More..

Trump says watching courts before acting on gun age limits
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump says watching courts before acting on gun age limits

Almost a month after the Florida high school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty members, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he is "watching court cases and rulings" before taki...More..

Jurors send out note at Cuomo aide trial
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jurors send out note at Cuomo aide trial

At trial, Howe's testimony focused on the two different schemes for his clients to help Percoco get money - or "ziti", as the two called it in emails - to help with his finances, while Howe was able to ensure...More..

Donald Trump disagreed with sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over Iran
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Donald Trump disagreed with sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over Iran

In remarks to reporters Tuesday, Trump highlighted his differences with Tillerson on Iran and North Korea . Mr Pompeo is to be replaced at the Central Intelligence Agency by his deputy Gina Haspel , M...More..

Manila slams United Nations rights chief
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Manila slams United Nations rights chief

He said the Philippine leader "needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric examination". "As demonstrated above, the very considerations upon which the Philippines agreed to be a signatory to the Ro...More..

PM Modi launches TB Free India Campaign
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PM Modi launches TB Free India Campaign

He was speaking at the inauguration of the Delhi End TB Summit here. He said, it will take researchers a long time to understand how, under the influence of Prime Minister Modi's aspirational drive, the p...More..

Lok Sabha, Rajy Sabha adjourned amid protest
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lok Sabha, Rajy Sabha adjourned amid protest

From last Monday, the proceedings of both the Houses have been adjourned abruptly as members of various parties - Congress, Telegu Desam Party, Yuvajan Sharmik Ryuthu Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, All Ind...More..

SP takes slender lead over BJP in Phulpur
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SP takes slender lead over BJP in Phulpur

The BJP's lead in Gorakhpur is very slender, down to just 1,900 votes. Samajwadi party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad was leading over BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla when the media was blocked, it was alleged. In ...More..

Lowry: Donald Trump's moves misfire as China wages trade war
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lowry: Donald Trump's moves misfire as China wages trade war

As Vertical explains in its note, most of the gains in steel stocks to date came during a period of "uncertainty" about the level of tariff that would be imposed on steel imports - and whether it would be imp...More..

Sharad Pawar to host oppn meet by end of March: NCP
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sharad Pawar to host oppn meet by end of March: NCP

The party was attended by Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav , Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav, BSP's Satish Mishra, DMK's Kanimozhi, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha's Babulal Mara...More..

Top US General Expresses Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Top US General Expresses Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump sees three defects in the deal: its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile program; the terms under which worldwide inspectors can visit suspect Iranian nuclear sites; and "sunset" clauses under whic...More..

Stormy Daniels Seeks New Judge in Trump Lawsuit
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stormy Daniels Seeks New Judge in Trump Lawsuit

Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Cohen had not responded to the offer by Clifford's proposed deadline of noon on Tuesday. Michael Cohen, a private lawyer for Trump, has said he paid Cliff...More..

President Trump Wants To Create A 'Space Force' To Fight Space Wars
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

President Trump Wants To Create A 'Space Force' To Fight Space Wars

The problem is Trump's administration actively opposed the idea of a Space Force a year ago. Republican congressman Mike Rogers, who proposed the idea, argued that the Air Force was prioritising its fig...More..