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by | August 08, 2017 | 00:26

If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. On Tuesday, a Mega Millions drawing with a top prize of $346 million ($216 million cash option) will be up for grabs. Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For the second draw in a row, a ticket sold in New Jersey matched four numbers and the Powerball worth $50,000.

by | August 06, 2017 | 00:44

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration and country will show a "unified" response to a breach of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers. The government line-up is due to be officially unveiled on Saturday at a high-profile inauguration ceremony in parliament in the presence of foreign guests, including European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

by | August 06, 2017 | 00:44

Some shouted, "He's returned", as a jab at the opposition, which ordered images of Chavez removed from an adjacent building when it won control of congress in 2015. Maduro's government plans to install a new national assembly, which will draft a new national constitution to give the president sweeping new powers.

by | August 06, 2017 | 00:39

Overnights continue to be warm & muggy for the week ahead, with lows ranging from the low to mid 70s. Locally heavy rains may occur and there could be some flooding with slower moving storms. Highs will only reach the mid to upper 70s and by the evening storm coverage will decrease. That combined with the potential for some sun in spots will destabilize the atmosphere and produce more storms this afternoon.

by | August 04, 2017 | 00:29

Moniz allowed Carter to return home and she won't be jailed until her appeals are exhausted. That may tempt Moniz to impose a sentence of only probation to reduce the risk of an appeal, said Boston College law professor Robert Bloom. "The communications illustrated a deeply troubled defendant whose actions rose to the level of wanton and reckless disregard for the life of the victim", Healy said.

by | August 04, 2017 | 00:24

More than 4 ,600 customers were without power in Edmond after the quake, according to Edmond Electric. Power was restored about an hour later. The quakes on Wednesday night near Edmond included one with a magnitude of 4.2, and came after the state imposed guidelines to reduce the risk of quakes caused by man-made activity related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in its oil-rich shale formations.

by | August 04, 2017 | 00:26

After a national vote seen as consolidating his grip on power, sanctions were extended this week to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro . Ledezma, 62, was arrested in February 2015 on charges of conspiracy and racketeering and was placed under house arrest three months later for health reasons.

by | August 03, 2017 | 00:48

The Trump team was in Germany for the G-20 summit when it got word The New York Times was preparing to publish an account of the meeting. But the emails released by Trump's eldest son showed he took the meeting because of a promise of compromising information about then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign.

by | August 03, 2017 | 00:46

According to Wheeler , the network defamed him by knowingly fabricating quotes and attributing them to him in its story, which was titled " Seth Rich , slain DNC staffer, had contact with WikiLeaks , say multiple sources". Washington's Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the July 2016 fatal shooting of 27-year-old Rich, saying there is evidence to suggest the murder took place during a botched robbery.

by | August 03, 2017 | 00:45

They would force cars to stop on a main road, and kill the drivers for a reason still unknown. They had also attempted to take hostages. Russian news outlets at the time reported that the gang's method of trapping victims involved lining highways at night with caltrops - a device with four metal points arranged so that when any three are on the ground, the fourth projects upward to puncture tires.

by | August 02, 2017 | 00:29

No further details have been provided by the outlet so far. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack. Officials said one attacker was a suicide bomber, and a second had been armed with a rifle. It is believed the attack was a suicide bombing. Some 300 people were believed to be present at the mosque. In July 2016 IS jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul , killing at least 85 people and wounding ...

by | July 31, 2017 | 00:50

Irani was appointed as Human Resources Development Minister after the BJP took over at the Centre and was made the Union Textile Minister in 2016. BJP president Amit Shah is set to make his debut as a member of Parliament with the BJP parliamentary board today announcing that he will contest the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

by | July 31, 2017 | 00:49

THE ongoing Shakespearean drama that is Donald Trump's White House has taken another twist, after the President announced he was replacing his chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci created a White House spectacle Thursday following his Wednesday night tweet accusing someone of leaking a financial disclosure document that is publicly available .

by | July 30, 2017 | 01:07

Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci over Priebus's objections and Scaramucci reports directly to the president. "And for that, I want to congratulate John Kelly , who has done an incredible job of Secretary of Homeland Security", Trump continued.

by | July 30, 2017 | 01:01

Even before joining Trump's cabinet as secretary of Homeland Security, Kelly was Trumpian in his own way. So I'm happy for him. Trump's comments were met with laughter from his law enforcement audience, but quickly came under broad criticism for their apparent endorsement of police brutality."Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect", said a statement from the International ...

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:57

The American aircraft carrier and its accompanying warship left the area afterwards, it added. " The US warships in a provocative and unprofessional move began firing warning shots at the Iranian vessels, to which the IRGC Navy's ships paid no attention and continued with their mission ".

by | July 27, 2017 | 14:38

The draft U.S. measures would prohibit American businesses from being involved in energy projects that include Russian companies, including ventures outside Russia. firms. It warned that despite modifications to the bill in the House, the bill still "foresees the imposition of sanctions on any company (including European) which contributes to the development, maintenance, modernisation or fix of energy export pipelines by the Russian Federation".

by | July 26, 2017 | 00:38

The USS Thunderbolt fired shots from.50-caliber machine gun, according to Fox News . The Cyclone class coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) transits along other PCs during an exercise in the Arabian Gulf. warships in worldwide waters and the Strait of Hormuz, ignoring United States radio messages and giving little indication of their intentions. Pentagon spokesman US Navy Capt.

by | July 25, 2017 | 11:40

The monitoring committee, known as JMMC and which met in the Russian city of St Petersburg, did not give the time-frame for when this would happen, saying it would track Nigerian production patterns in the next weeks. WTI posted a almost 1.7% decline last week , while Brent lost about 1.8%, as sentiment soured amid indications that supply from OPEC was set to rise, despite the cartel's agreement to curb production.

by | July 25, 2017 | 11:39

Authorities say Obdulia Sanchez , 18, was driving the auto Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) northwest of Fresno. Jacqueline Sanchez Estrada was killed in a crash Friday. Stockton resident Mary Hernandez said she saw the video there and reposted it. "This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did", she said .

by | July 24, 2017 | 00:56

Numerous victims looked to be in their 20s and 30s, and there were also apparently two school-age children, the police chief said. Most of the victims were in their early 20's and 30's, and two of the dead were young children, officials claim.

by | July 24, 2017 | 00:56

She also said she won't resign. "Last Saturday's tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection", she said in a statement . "These were the actions and judgments of one individual". Police chief Ms Harteau - who admitted the teacher "did not have to die " and said the death "should not have happened" - confirmed her departure in a Facebook post on the police department's page.

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:44

They went after Freeze for failure to monitor his program, an allegation the school passionately denied in its response. "While Coach Freeze served our university well in many regards during his tenure, we simply can not accept the conduct in his personal life that we have discovered", Ole Miss chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said at a press conference .

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:41

These vehicles were returning from the Yatra . "The infuriated soldiers then thrashed the eight policemen and also ransacked the Gund police station", the police said. "We informed the Commanding Officer of a nearby Army camp that he should take these jawans to his camp for the night" said a police officer. The naka party of P/S Gund Ganderbal headed by ASI Gh Rasool No.26/T stopped the said vehicles as per the directions.

by | July 22, 2017 | 00:40

These measures were taken after the issuance of a court verdict on what is known as the "Al-Abdali cell" and the involvement of some Iranian bodies in assisting and supporting the cell members, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted an official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying Thursday.

by | July 22, 2017 | 00:42

The chairman of Pakistan's financial regulator was arrested today accused of forging documents in the Panama Papers case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif . Dated 2006, they were typed in Microsoft's Calibri font, which was not released for commercial use until 2007, the joint investigation team (JIT) said, citing forensics experts.

by | July 21, 2017 | 00:37

It is extremely hard for German companies to make investments in Turkey under the current political climate in the country, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Thursday. The foreign ministry had issued a separate statement calling for the rapid release of the six activists. The travel sector contributes about $30 billion to the economy in a normal year.

by | July 21, 2017 | 00:37

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the talks with the Chinese delegation, led by Vice-Premier Wang Yang, would focus on concrete steps to provide greater access and a "level playing field" for U.S. Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute, said US-China relations were at "an unusual stage" because Trump was still short of staff to deal with China and had yet to figure out a clear China policy.

by | July 20, 2017 | 00:48

The controversy was triggered after Karnataka formed a nine-member committee to design a state flag and examine whether it could be given legal sanctity. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said that the Congress government in Karnataka should be dismissed as the move is against Constitution. "The polls are scheduled only for May next year", Siddaramaiah said.

by | July 19, 2017 | 00:29

State Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, contended that SB 1 is in the best interest of the state's schoolchildren. Governor Rauner has called it a bailout of Chicago Public Schools . Rauner's re-election in 2018 and an end to Speaker (Mike) Madigan's reign in the House", Besler said in the announcement. "It is clear to me today that (Rauner) intends to use the children of IL as leverage for his political agenda when he could be working out a compromise to accomplish a much-needed and ...

by | July 19, 2017 | 00:32

The new service in Reno will operate beginning November 21, 2017 and will run three times a week between Reno and Denver on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday on an Airbus 320 with 180 seats. TIA now has nonstop service to 19 airports. Frontier is now running a sale on flights. Frontier will fly to Orlando beginning August 16. "We are thrilled to welcome Frontier back into the Grand Rapids market", said Jim Gill, president and CEO, Ford airport.

by | July 18, 2017 | 00:25

The H-2B program is capped at 66,000 new visas annually; of that, 33,000 is reserved for workers who are hired during the first half of the fiscal year (Oct. The department met its cap for the visa applications in March. "We do think it fits into the "America First" focus of the administration", said one of them.

by | July 18, 2017 | 00:26

Ram Nath Kovind's political career as a Dalit leader and member of the BJP. Praful Patel , had been reacting to the reports by a private news channel. Shah was to address a public rally in Gandhinagar while Kovind was to meet MPs and MLAs. Mamata said, "We are voting for Meira Kumar because it's a vote against the atrocities of the Bharatiya Janata Party , violence in the name of cow vigilantism, interference in federal structure".

by | July 17, 2017 | 20:34

But one unnamed Cabinet minister was reported have hit back, claiming Mr Hammond was part of an attempt by "the Establishment" to prevent Britain ever leaving the EU. With the government paralysed, London has opted for a spot of royal soft power, sending Prince William and his wife Kate on a " Brexit diplomacy tour" of Poland and Germany.

by | July 17, 2017 | 20:38

Essar contested a line in the RBI release which said NCLT will accord priority to these cases. Cracking down on bad loans, the RBI last month identified 12 accounts for insolvency proceedings with each of them having over Rs50 billion of outstanding loans, accounting for 25 per cent of total non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks.