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Stormy Daniels: Trump says he did not know about $130000 payment

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And he finally addressed it! Trump was asked by reporters on Air Force One if he had an knowledge of his lawyer, Michael Cohen , paying out $130,000 to Daniels for her silence regarding the affair a month before the 2016 election. Avenatti wrote. If Cohen made that payment from his own funds and without Trump's knowledge, it could be considered an illegal contribution to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Above-Average Hurricane Season Predicted For 2018

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The university, the home of late hurricane expert Dr. William Gray, released its 35th annual preseason predictions on Thursday and is leaning toward a "slightly" above-average season. As for the rest of the season, the area from Houston to Florida and up through the Outer Banks of North Carolina will be more favorable for direct impacts from storms, AccuWeather said. Read More »

John Cena Responds to Dwayne Johnson's Threat and Their 'Real Rivalry'

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Though the Wrestlemania 34 match-card on the official WWE website has not slotted a match between John Cena and The Undertaker , we do see the WWE teasing the match, still. Alam had first been invited to participate in the WWE's Cruiserweight Classic tournament in mid-2016 and was soon offered a prominent role on 205 Live, the league's live Tuesday-night TV program. Read More »

Remains Of Senator Bukar Laid To Rest In Daura

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The former minister said death must continue to serve as lesson to all, and described Bukar as a humble, God fearing and meticulous person. The party extended condolences to his family, constituents, National Assembly, particularly the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and people of Katsina State over the sad and painful loss. Read More »

Dreamers' deal is dead, says Trump

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They've previously criticized his immigration stance but have backed many of his other policies. The President said Mexico must act, and stop the flow of drugs and people. Trump's electoral promise to build a "big, attractive Wall" along the southern USA border ran into a roadblock last month, when a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill allocated only $1.6 billion towards repairing existing border fences. Read More »

Duke of Edinburgh undergoes successful hip surgery

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It is expected that Buckingham Palace will provide updates where appropriate. He has missed a series of engagements and events over the last month, including the recent Easter Sunday service at St. In June 2017, he spent two nights in hospital as a "precautionary measure" for the treatment of an undisclosed infection. When it was announced a year ago that he would be retiring from official engagements, Buckingham Palace stressed that the decision was not health-related and that he had the ... Read More »

Prince Philip Is in the Hospital for Hip Surgery

Prince Philip is scheduled to have surgery at the King Edward VII Hospital on Wednesday. Over the last week, Prince Philip's health has prevented him from attending traditional Maundy and Easter services at Windsor Castle's St. The Queen had marked Easter Sunday without Prince Philip at this years' service. He will undergo planned surgery on his hip on Tuesday. Officially, Queen Elizabeth has supported Prince Philip's decision to retire. Read More »

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid campaigner, dies

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As a member of the African National Congress (ANC) political party, she served on the ANC's National Executive Committee and headed its Women's League. He told local media that she was "an outstanding activist", but that she had made major mistakes when she ran the notoriously brutal gang called the " Mandela United Football Club ". Read More »

'Clearly stupid': Florida school shooting survivors forced to carry clear backpacks

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Principal Thompson, who is revered by much of the student body, has pleaded with teachers, students and their parents for patience as school officials and the Broward schools district figure out how to keep students safe long term. There are a lot of great plans on paper, but implementation is just not feasible. Clear backpacks may deter some from bringing weapons into school, but without metal detectors people can still hide them in folders or in between papers, junior Isabella Pfeiffer said. Read More »

Dutch lawyer is first sentenced in Mueller's US-Russia probe

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The term is the first sentence handed down in the special counsel's investigation. After his lies were called out, van der Zwaan gave investigators recordings of his conversations with Gates , "Person A" and a senior Skadden partner. "He is literally in limbo", Schwartz said. Mueller's team said in a filing that "Van der Zwaan is in an unusual position of having information related to the office's investigation that is not widely known - including information that he knows first-hand ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , in Ankara on April 3 as part of his first trip overseas since winning reelection last month. Russia's power plant builder Rosatom and a number of Turkish companies are going to build a 4,800 megawatt plant in southern Turkey under a 2010 contract in a bid to reduce Turkey's dependence on energy exports. Read More »

Railway Strikes Aim to Bring Macron's Reforms to a Halt

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Only one in eight high-speed trains were running on what the French media dubbed "black Tuesday", with more than three quarters of train drivers on strike , according to SNCF management. High-speed Thalys trains towards Belgium and the Netherlands were operating nearly as normal, but there were no services towards Switzerland, Spain or Italy. Read More »

Netanyahu Officially Cancels African Migrants Deal

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In the post ― in which the prime minister refers to the African migrants as " infiltrators ", a term Israeli public officials have commonly used for undocumented immigrants ― Netanyahu said he would meet with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and representatives of the Israeli residents of southern Tel Aviv before reconsidering the deal. Read More »

Britain's factories report rise in production for March

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The PMI had previously touched its highest level of 52 in November 2017, from its lowest level of 46.9 on June 30, 2017. Socio-Economic Research Centre executive director Lee Heng Guie said the PMI is another gauge to look at manufacturing activity . Read More »

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible Wednesday

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for several North Alabama counties, including Limestone, from 1-10 p.m. We will have a cold front track through Central Alabama. While we do not now see a significant severe weather threat for the Friday/Saturday rain event, it's certainly something we will need to watch as the week progresses. Read More »

1146 rebels, families evacuate Douma district in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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Just 11 kilometres (7 miles) from the Old City of Damascus, it was part of the capital's Ghouta hinterland, once famed for its orchards and produce. Syrian government forces responded by putting the town and other suburbs around Damascus under siege, bombing hospitals and residential areas , and blocking the entry of food and medical relief. Read More »

History Shows Peril and Promise of Trump-Kim Summit

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A high-ranking North Korean official apologized to South Korean reporters for restricting access to a Pyongyang concert staged by major K-Pop artists. Kim Jong Un will reportedly meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in May, as well. The K-pop singers will be performing one more time before they leave the North Korean capital. Read More »

Egypt's el-Sissi re-elected with 97 percent of vote

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The Egyptian leader garnered 97 percent of the votes last month, according to the BBC . Sisi ran virtually unchallenged after the other serious candidates were arrested or pulled out. The authority said the number of invalidated ballots was 1,762,231 or 7.27 percent of total votes cast. Some 23 million of the 60 million registered voters turned out during the three days of polling that ended on Wednesday, state-owned newspapers al-Ahram and Akhbar el-Youm, and the official MENA news ... Read More »

Israel to send 16000 African migrants to Western countries, including Canada

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According to the agreement, about 16,250 of about 37,000 African migrants, a lot of them from Eritrea and Sudan, would be relocated to Western nations while others would be allowed to stay in Israel . At immigration hearings, migrants were told they could choose to go to Rwanda or Uganda. Germany and Italy, however, said they were unaware of any such resettlement deal for African migrants from Israel, although the German interior ministry said Berlin always respected its humanitarian ... Read More »

Trump's Amazon Tweets Dent His Stock Market Bragging Rights

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In July, the president mused about whether the newspaper was "being used as a lobbyist weapon" to keep Congress from looking into Amazon's business practices. The company's net profit margin is 1.7 percent. Amazon ( AMZN): shares slipping in early trade, down around 1%. Jefferies Group upped their price target on Amazon .com from $1,450.00 to $1,750.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Read More »

United Nations blacklists dozens of ships, businesses over North Korea smuggling

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The move is part of a global crackdown on the smuggling of North Korean commodities in violation of United Nations sanctions resolutions, which were adopted in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The 21 shipping and trading firms are also subject to a freeze of assets. Twelve North Korean firms were blacklisted for running ships involved in illegal transfers of oil and fuel, according to the document. Read More »

California governor catches flak from Trump for pardons

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Mr. Trump visited California in mid-March to inspect border wall prototypes created to keep out undocumented immigrants. Now in Trump's most recent Twitter rampage, he condemns the governor for pardoning five immigrants. California passed a law last October that, among other things, prohibits local law enforcement from asking individuals about their legal status. Maher served five years in state prison and a year in federal immigration custody. Read More »

Return of Malala : Swat welcomes its native daughter

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Yousafzai will return Monday to Britain, where she is a student at Oxford University . The Taliban claimed responsibility in 2012 for the attack on Ms. Picture: AAP. This month, a new girls' school built with her Nobel prize money opened in the village of Shangla in Swat Valley. She made a surprise visit to Pakistan with her parents under tight security overnight. Read More »

Mega Millions numbers: Friday's $521M winning lottery ticket sold in NJ

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The woman's ticket matched all six numbers. The odds of a ticket matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. A 20-year-old Florida man claimed that prize. The largest single winning ticket awarded $536 million to an IN family IN 2016. And as for the ones who don't - well, those rules might be changing soon, thanks to a recent Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire. Read More »

Man Contracts 'World Worst' Super-Gonorrhea

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Dr Hughes added: 'PHE actively monitors, and acts on, the spread of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea and potential treatment failures, and has introduced enhanced surveillance to identify and manage resistant strains of infection promptly to help reduce further spread'. Read More »

After successful PSL final, Sindh prepares for Pakistan-Windies series

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But the Pakistan Cricket Board has accelerated its efforts to win back the confidence of overseas cricket teams in the last two years. Karachi last hosted an global game in 2009 when Sri Lanka played a Test match before an attack by gunmen on its team bus in Lahore shut the door on worldwide cricket in Pakistan . Read More »

Russian MoD: Drop Test of Newest Heavy ICMB Successfully Conducted

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The Voevoda missile, the world's heaviest ICBM, is known as "Satan" in the West, The Associated Press reported Friday. The RS-28 Sarmat is a super heavy, liquid-fueled ICBM capable of carrying multiple, independently targetable thermonuclear warheads and has been said capable of evading state-of-the-art defenses and destroying an area the size of Texas . Read More »

United Nations calls for inquiry after Gaza's most violent day in 4 years

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The EU call for a probe echoed United Nations chief Antonio Guterres who also called for an " independent and transparent investigation". Manelis said those killed were individuals known to have ties to Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza , and were involved in direct attempts to harm soldiers or to damage the Israeli border fence, like opening fire toward troops and attempts to cut through the fence and light it on fire with burning tires or firebombs. Read More »

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for the first time after 2012 assault

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Yousafzai, travelling with her father and younger brother, met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the capital, Islamabad , before giving a brief speech on national television. Instead of being silenced by the 2012 attack that gravely wounded her, Yousufzai went on to become a globally recognized advocate for moderation and children's education. Read More »

British PM gears up in lead-up to Brexit

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But first, May has to agree a deal in Parliament, with a vote expected in October. Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell accused the British government of being in "chaos" over Brexit , following a series of defeats in the House of Lords on its flagship EU Withdrawal Bill. Read More »

Egypt: Large fines for those who do not vote

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Initial estimates by state media placed turnout at around 40 per cent at most, well below the 47 per cent in the vote that brought Sisi his first term in 2014. A Reuters correspondent made the journey with one voter and spoke to three others who said they took the money. "There are a total of 3,930 voters on this roster at our polling station and 1,409 voters of them cast their ballots in the past three days", said the head of a polling station in Cairo . Read More »

Six year old free trade agreement overhauled by USA and South Korea

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The auto sector is among the most contentious issues in South Korea's trade dealings with the U.S. Yet, the revised agreement will likely have little immediate impact on South Korea's exports to the United States. While the plan had limited additional funds for innovative drugs to Korean companies, it will include higher payments for innovative American-made drugs as well starting this year. Read More »

Former Disney Star Caroline Sunshine Just Joined the Trump Administration

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Sunshine had also served as a White House intern before receiving a full-time job. Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, for the first time met Trump when she was a contestant on his reality show " The Apprentice ". President Trump , a former TV star himself, has turned to television personalties to fill a number of openings recently. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who appeared on Mr Trump's reality show The Apprentice , worked at the Office of Public Liaison until her ... Read More »

Another round of rain on the way

Snow possible on the eastern side of Scotland, mainly over higher ground. A cold front could bring showers late Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday , the National Weather Service office in Valley said. "In total, 2-3" of rain is likely and locally higher totals can't be ruled out, especially in NW Alabama. The afternoon is expected to stay quite warm with highs in the lower 80s. Read More »

Easter chart shows United Kingdom covered in snow over Bank Holiday weekend

Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. I expect some light rain showers on Tuesday evening as this cold front enters Montana. This air mass will significantly drop temperatures by Friday and is also expected to kick off heavier snow for much of Montana. They will be short-lived, and Sunday afternoon should be cloudy, but comfortable, with highs in the upper 60s. Read More »

Clara Ponsati: ex-Catalan minister says Spanish extradition charges are 'grotesque'

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She will appear at an initial extradition hearing later today before a full hearing in several weeks' time. She refutes the charges and will embark on a legal fight to resist the attempts to have her returned Spain. "Clara views these charges as 'political persecution " and submits that her human rights and justice can not be guaranteed in the Spanish Courts. A crowdfunding page set up to pay her legal costs has already raised 165,000 pounds ($232,600). Read More »