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Devin Nunes Steps Down From Trump/Russia Probe After Ethics Complaints Devin Nunes Steps Down From Trump/Russia Probe After Ethics Complaints
- April 07, 2017

The president spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to his Florida resort. It was at that time that the media, Democrats and other Trump critics began demanding Nunes recuse himself from the investigation. Mike Conaway, Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney will take over investigating whether Donald Trump's team talked to Russian Federation ahead of moving into the White House, and whether the Obama Administration inappropriately spied on Trump's activities. (more...)
Twitter sues US over demand for records on anti-Trump account Twitter sues US over demand for records on anti-Trump account
- April 07, 2017

Twitter's lawsuit is a notable continuation of its greater willingness than other tech companies to resist the new administration's policies. DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke told us the department doesn't comment on pending litigation as a matter of policy. (more...)
Amazon Cash: A new way to deposit funds to your Amazon account Amazon Cash: A new way to deposit funds to your Amazon account
- April 07, 2017

Amazon Cash is now available at participating retailers including CVS Pharmacy, Speedway, Sheetz, Kum & Go, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets and VG's Grocery with " more retailers coming soon". The company states that there is only one barcode per account and this linked barcode can be used every time to use Amazon Cash. In order to deposit money to an account, the customer must scan a barcode connected with their account. (more...)
Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing
- April 07, 2017

Senator Ping Lacson earlier suggested Cuy's designation as Sueno's replacement. Sueno said the appointment of the three undersecretaries in the DILG were not initially welcomed by the DILG organic personnel because they were "bullying and pushing people around". (more...)
London Attack Investigation: 2 More 'Significant' Arrests Made
- April 06, 2017

So far, the police have carried out search operations in 16 locations. Officers have seized 2,700 items, including computer data, and have had contact with 3,500 witnesses to the attack, many of them of different nationalities, Rowley said. (more...)
US deports Russian spy who posed as bank employee US deports Russian spy who posed as bank employee
- April 06, 2017

Carter Page met with Victor Podobnyy - who was later charged by the USA government for acting as unregistered agent of a foreign government along with three other men in a Cold War-style spy ring - according to 2015 court documents. I think he is an idiot and forgot who I am. Podobnyy noted that Page wrote him emails in Russian "to practice", and said "he flies to Moscow more than I do". (more...)
US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia
- April 06, 2017

China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, who also reportedly opposed the broad usa proposal, told reporters: "I think we can find a way out". Haley had few answers for how the U.S.is helping respond to the starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen - a starvation the United Nations labeled the worst in 70 years - after Mr. (more...)
Muslim man in India dies after attack by cow vigilantes Muslim man in India dies after attack by cow vigilantes
- April 06, 2017

India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, won office in 2014 pledging to ban beef across India, and calls to declare the cow India's national animal have grown since his election. "Three accused have been arrested tonight and the hunt for others is on", SHO Behror police station Ramesh Chand said. In 2015 a Muslim man was lynched by his neighbours over rumours that he had slaughtered a cow. (more...)
White House: Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies White House: Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies
- April 06, 2017

A senior Democrat alleged Sunday, that Trump's White House and a Republican congressman who is supposed to be investigating Russian interference in the U.S. The most important thing people need to know about these documents is not classified, and it's a couple of things: First, the deputy assistant to the White House informed me, when I went to see them, that these are exactly the same materials that were shown to the chairman. (more...)
West Indies tour Misbha's last cricket assignment: Chairman PCB West Indies tour Misbha's last cricket assignment: Chairman PCB
- April 06, 2017

In contrast, if Pakistan, who have won 11 of 19 matches against the West Indies in the West Indies this decade, win all the three matches, then they will join Bangladesh on 92 points and will be ranked ahead of their Asian rival by a fraction of a point. (more...)
Atletico close on Real Madrid ahead of derby Atletico close on Real Madrid ahead of derby
- April 06, 2017

Atletico Madrid's Italian defender Filipe Luis (left) celebrates with French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring. However, he managed to roll the ball onto the post with the goal at his mercy. Left-back Theo, 19, has impressed on loan at Alaves and Marca reported earlier this week that Real would pay his €24 million release clause, breaking an unwritten gentlemen's agreement preventing such transfers between the clubs. (more...)
Bilic not to blame for West Ham slump, says Fonte
- April 06, 2017

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has praised Arsene Wenger's longevity and believes the Arsenal manager will only carry on if he believes he can still achieve success with the Gunners . Protests before and after matches have become common place in recent months, but yesterday morning saw the barely credible sight of a small group of fans outside the club's London Colney training base. (more...)
Mitch McConnell: Gorsuch filibuster is a 'new low'
- April 05, 2017

Republicans say they will defeat a filibuster by any means necessary, including changing the rules governing the Senate. Just as Democrats should recoil at filibustering Gorsuch, undercutting decades of tradition, Republicans should recoil from the thought of permanently curbing minority prerogatives. (more...)
Louisiana Mother And Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Are Killed In Tornado
- April 05, 2017

Scores of Alabama schools are calling off classes because of the threat from strong storms that already have killed two people in Louisiana. Storm damage, including utility lines and trees, have been reported in Lexington County, per county officials. (more...)
Iran to purchase 60 aircraft from Boeing Iran to purchase 60 aircraft from Boeing
- April 05, 2017

Chicago-based Boeing said the deal also includes purchase rights for an additional 30 737 MAX aircraft for Tehran-based Aseman, which flies domestic and global routes. Reasonable, perhaps, but we wouldn't bet the ranch on it. Under the proposed deal, Aseman Airlines would receive the planes in 2022. The agreement was sealed with the attendance of Boeing representatives in Tehran after a year of negotiations between the Iranian company and Boeing . (more...)
Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity
- April 05, 2017

Federer said after his win in Miami that his priorities were to play in tournaments where he believes that he has a realistic chance of winning. This win has propelled Federer to 4th in the ATP rankings while the consolatory runner up position has pushed Nadal to the 5th position. (more...)
Schumer Will Oppose Gorsuch, Blumenthal Hasn't Decided Yet
- April 04, 2017

Supreme Court. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he would be willing to use the so-called nuclear option if Democrats filibuster President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. "Schumer had a message for his 'Republican friends" who may contemplate changing Senate rules so Gorsuch can be confirmed with 51 votes instead of 60. (more...)
The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Special Education Student The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Special Education Student
- April 04, 2017

The decision issued Wednesday comes in a case known as Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which pitted the parents of a Colorado boy with autism against their school district. Although Gorsuch has been praised by pro-life leaders as a man who would fit the mold of Scalia and could one day help overturn the 1973 decision, Gorsuch told Graham that he was not specifically asked by Trump to overturn the decision, adding he would have "walked out the door" if Trump had asked him to do ... (more...)
HRW says Israel denying aid workers access to Gaza HRW says Israel denying aid workers access to Gaza
- April 04, 2017

Gisha, an Israeli organization that advocates for easing the restrictions preventing Palestinians from leaving the Gaza Strip, condemned the closure of the Erez Crossing by Hamas. Unusually, Hamas temporarily closed the only crossing point for people from Gaza into Israel, in an apparent attempt to prevent the assassins escaping. (more...)
UP CM to hold first Cabinet meeting today
- April 04, 2017

They also said that it could be hard to handle the burden of loan waiver in a single financial year and that was one of the reasons to put the cabinet meeting on hold till a way was found to honour the prime minister's poll promise that the BJP government would take a decision on farm loan waiver at its first cabinet meeting. (more...)