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US Says Imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson Is Innocent; Turkey Lacks 'Credible Evidence'

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Turkey also claims Brunson passed along state secrets and intelligence that might be useful in the event of a war, such as the location of railway stations. Brunson bluntly rejected the Turkish government's claim that he, as a Christian, would be working for Gulen's group, an Islamic movement. Gulen denies any role in the failed coup and says his Hizmet - meaning "service" - movement promotes a peaceful form of Islam. Read More »

Israeli military official confirms airstrikes over Syria

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It made that clear in 2013, when it held back from military action and, more importantly, said that even if it had intervened it would only have been in a limited way. "Allowing Iran to strengthen itself in Syria is like accepting that the Iranians strangle us". An unnamed a commander from the regional military alliance supporting the Assad regime told the Reuters news agency hours later that a cyber attack had triggered a "false alarm" that resulted in a number of air defense missiles ... Read More »

China Slaps 179 Percent Import Charge On US Sorghum

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The US Treasury at the end of March said that they were not afraid of going into a trade war with China. "If the tensions continue, China's trade competitiveness may be undermined, weighing on GDP growth", Liu added. But China's commerce ministry later reiterated that no negotiations were underway between the two capitals as Washington had not shown enough "sincerity". Read More »

European Leagues opposed to FIFA tournament expansion plans

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Petersburg Stadium , which will host a World Cup semi-final match. Consumer group Which? has revealed that secondary ticketing sites are charging nearly 40 times the face value of tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2018, due to take place in Russian Federation in June. Read More »

McKayla Maroney: How Larry Nassar manipulated us with food

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Senate's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Maroney, who helped the U.S. "Many adults at USA Gymnatics, the United States Olympics Committee, Michigan State Univeristy and in various gyms kept Larry Nassar's secret", Datzcher said. Read More »

Stalker arrested outside Taylor Swift's home had knife, rope, and ammo

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In his vehicle, police found rounds of.380 and 9mm ammunition, along with black and latex gloves, a knife, masks, black rope and an empty box of.22 caliber ammunition. His arrest followed the April 8 arrest of a homeless man, Justin Lilly , 23, on suspicion of trespassing after he tried to climb a wall at the same property and ignored warnings by security guards to leave. Read More »

Essex County's air pollution lessening, report says

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But according to this report , La Plata - which is located on the border between New Mexico and Colorado - hasn't fully reaped the benefits of the state's efforts. Transportation was a distant 7. "India has really begun to step up on indoor air pollution, for instance through the provision of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as a cooking fuel, and through electrification", O'Keefe said. Read More »

Liquidation firms win bid for Bon-Ton

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A statement on the Bon-Ton website said, "Bon-Ton will move forward in a constructive manner to ensure an orderly wind-down of operations that minimizes the impact of this (auction) development on our associates, customers, vendors and the communities we serve". Read More »

Erdogan calls snap elections on June 24

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There have not been any changes to the election threshold under the new system, as political parties need to secure at least 10 percent in elections to win seats in parliament. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Wednesday said Turkey will enter a "new era" with the implementation of the presidential system after early elections planned on June 24. Read More »

Trump morally unfit to be President: James Comey

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That section of the website details Democrats" about-face on Comey's qualifications, noting that, "While Democrats feigned outrage over President Trump's firing of James Comey , they had long questioned Comey's ability to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation and even called for him to be fired. Read More »

Center Hit in US Attack Produced Cancer Drugs: Medical Head

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Putin stressed that if such actions in violation of the UN Charter continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in global relations", according to the statement. "We have not seen any military response from actors within Syria". "They are hard for us, but will do more damage to the U.S. and Europe", RIA quoted Serebrennikov as saying. Read More »

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her over Trump

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Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti , said on " The View " he and Daniels think they know who sent the man who allegedly confronted her, "but we want to confirm it". Daniels claims the man approached her while she was with her infant daughter in a parking lot in Las Vegas in 2011. She said that as she walked around her auto, she dropped a toy belonging to her infant daughter who was in vehicle. Read More »

NWS: Multiple confirmed tornadoes, including EF2 in Gilbert, hit the Midlands Sunday

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A spring blizzard grounded almost 500 flights at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. About 200 flights were canceled Sunday at Minneapolis-St. The two strongest tornadoes were both rated EF2. The storms stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest and were moving into the Northeast and New England. There was in Louisiana A sleeping woman murdered early Saturday when a tree fell on her family vehicle. Read More »

The US has banned American companies from selling parts to ZTE

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Likewise, the ban also means that that the maker of the popular Snapdragon processor is out a revenue stream for the next seven years. According to the report from Reuters , ZTE has often used components from usa -based companies like Qualcomm , Intel , and Microsoft in its products. Read More »

2nd-Grader Brings Knife To School, Cuts 3 Students

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Police describe the injuries as minor, but two students required stitches because they were cut in the back of the head. He was questioned and then released to the custody of his parents. Gymnasium is the Danish term referring to a three-year upper secondary school education programme which qualifies students for admission to university. Read More »

Japan and China Worry Over Possible Trade War

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It's a vital relationship President Donald Trump wants to overhaul, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe isn't so keen. She said, "It's going to be centered primarily on preparation for talks with North Korea ". "[That] is unacceptable to Japan, would be unacceptable to Australia and would be unacceptable to South Korea". The U.S. itself is pushing for the release of three Americans. Read More »

Protest against ex-leader's move in Armenia

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In the Armenian capital Yerevan protests against the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister. About 60 protesters have been detained and charged by the police, with several dozen people requiring medical treatment - including Mr Pashinyan. Read More »

Trump goes on Twitter rant against Comey ahead of explosive interview

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Comey recommended no criminal charges to the Justice Department in the Clinton email probe, instead reprimanding the former Secretary of State as " extremely careless ". The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director describes Trump's skin color as being lighter around the eyes as if he had been wearing tanning bed goggles. Read More »

Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

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Mattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an "inexcusable" use of chemical weapons, while noting that the global fact-finding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible. Parliament voted down British military action against Assad's government in 2013, in an embarrassment for May's predecessor, David Cameron. But they backed action in Iraq the following year, and again in Syria in 2015, strictly limiting strikes to Islamic State (IS) group targets. Read More »

Here's when the best chance of severe weather will be on Sunday

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Highest temperatures of 11C to 14C degrees with fresh southeast winds. After a warm and attractive Saturday in the low 80s, we have made it to our First Alert Day. Southwesterly wind 15-25 miles per hour. Monday will be sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Northerly wind 10-20 miles per hour in the evening. Expect Merrick and Plainview to be among the communities with a high of 42 while Smithtown and Ronkonkoma will hit 41, East Hampton and Cutchogue, 40, and Manorville, 30. Read More »

IPL: Roy powers in Delhi victory over Mumbai

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In a superb move, Mumbai Indians chose to bring Rohit Sharma back to the middle-order after he failed to impose himself in the first two games of the season. Glenn Maxwell made a quick-fire 13 from six deliveries, but a brilliant outfield catch by Hardik Pandya got the better of the Aussie allrounder. Yadav was unbeaten on 47 off 26 balls at the other end with the Mumbai total reading 102 for 1 after nine overs. Read More »

Crews battling house fire south of Amarillo, drivers asked to avoid area

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The fire spread into the attic, so crews had to pull the ceiling out to gain access to the blaze. The fire happened at a house on Booker T. Washington Highway. By then, all the occupants were out of the house. Camanche Fire and the Clinton Police Department also assisted. Kamloops Fire Rescue was called out to the property around 6:30 this morning for a fully involved structure. Read More »

Weather: Rain in the north, showers and brighter spells in the south

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Heavy rain will accompany the front, along with the potential for some strong storms. The National Weather Service continues Winter Storm Warning for all of west central Wisconsin for Saturday , April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. and 2 p.m., then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Temperatures will struggle to recover much from that plummet on Sunday as highs for most will likely be mired in the 40s. Read More »

Hub territory in blizzard warning Saturday

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Friday's contest between the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Round Rock Express at Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd., was postponed "due to high winds and cold temperature", the team said in a 3:05 p.m. the Ogallala area clocked a 68 miles per hour gust Friday afternoon. Do not travel. If you must travel, be sure to pack a winter survival kit. You may also call 5-1-1 from any phone. Read More »

Thousands Of Mourners Bid Winnie Mandela Farewell

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Malema was smiling broadly as he said this. He said they must all account for what happened at Marikana. What do I tell them? What do we do with them? The EFF leader brought the entire stadium (and internet) to a standstill as he delivered his tribute to Mama Winnie. Read More »

Friday of protest in Gaza

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Palestinians began demonstrations and sit-ins on the anniversary of "Land Day". The rallies are part of a six-week demonstration that will culminate on May 15. 13, 2018. The rioters also threw explosives and rocks toward the Israeli side of the border and attempted to fly a kite over to the Israeli side that had a firebomb attached to it. Read More »

Xi defends BRI; says China has no geo-political calculations

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It's about the United States not showing sincerity, he said. Vice Premier Liu He had already vowed at the World Economic Forum in January that China would roll out fresh market opening moves this year, and that it would lower auto import tariffs in an "orderly way". Read More »

Justice Department IG: Andrew McCabe "Lacked Candor"

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Apparently ignoring the finding that McCabe misled Comey, Trump said "McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!" Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe last month two days before his scheduled retirement for what he described as a lack of candor. Read More »

Backpage.com pleading guilty to human trafficking charges in Texas

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Also charged were Jim Larkin, co-founder of Backpage.com and a longtime Lacey associate. "Scott says the shutdown of these sites could impact police investigations". But Brown threw out pimping conspiracy and other state charges against Backpage's operators. For example, he worked with his co-conspirators to create "moderation" processes through which Backpage would remove terms and pictures that were particularly indicative of prostitution and then publish a revised version of the ad. Read More »

Child's Body Found Along NorCal River In Search For Missing Family

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A body of a Black female was found in the ocean and not far from the crash site, which authorities believe is Hannah or Sierra, but are awaiting the results of an autopsy. That is the exact area at which a household of four which vanished within a road trip from Portland, Ore., with their property in Santa Clarita, Calif., will be last known to get already been, the San Jose Police Department advised the Associated Press . Read More »

Winter Weather Warning In Effect for Halton

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The Montreal area is forecasted to be hit with two centimetres of snow on Saturday night, with another two to four centimetres on Sunday. However, as the low gets close to Southern Ontario Saturday night, freezing rain is expected to move back in, and may persist well into Sunday before changing over to rain. Read More »

Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

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Bevin said the outcome of that situation "was chaos in the KY House that stopped everything". Hoover officially admitted to breaking legislative ethics rules earlier this week for exchanging sexually charged text messages with a legislative staffer who used to work for him. Read More »

African nation of Chad being taken off U.S. travel ban list

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The Department of Homeland Security has maintained that the ban focused on getting countries to improve information on their citizens and cooperation on travel databases, to meet United States security standards. Trump's original executive ban on January past year was said to have unlawfully targeted Muslim travellers. After a series of court challenges, the Trump administration revised the ban in September, putting all the countries listed under a 180-day review. Read More »