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Proposed Federal Budget Leaves 'Meals on Wheels' With Questions

Nine year Meals on Wheels recipient Alan Dalton says it's not just delivery service he craves, but a sense of comfort. "We're going to spend a lot of money, but we're not going to spend on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people". Continua a leggere...

'Blind' Sanctions Unable to Solve N Korean Nuclear Issue - Beijing

'Blind' Sanctions Unable to Solve N Korean Nuclear Issue - Beijing In its latest attempt to remind the world that it exists and should be taken seriously, North Korea has just launched an intermediate-range Musudan missile. Earlier this month, it launched four ballistic missiles simultaneously toward Japan, calling it a practice run for hitting Japanese bases where US troops are stationed. Continua a leggere...

Xi Jinping to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

China-US trade in goods amounted to $519.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 207 times compared with that of 1979 when the two countries set up diplomatic ties, according to Lu. Taiwan split from mainland China in 1949 and the US severed formal relations with the island in 1979; the call was seen as casting doubt on the "One China" policy of recognizing only mainland China. Continua a leggere...

Fire & Rescue NSW issue smoke alarm warning to end daylight saving

Fire & Rescue NSW issue smoke alarm warning to end daylight saving Residents are reminded to wind their clocks back one hour at 3am. New England firefighter Rob Gander is urging locals to change their smoke alarms at the end of daylight saving on Sunday. "If your smoke alarm is less than 10 years old, it is still an opportune time to test it is working properly and change the batteries if it is battery-powered". Continua a leggere...

4 killed in shooting on Chicago's South Side

4 killed in shooting on Chicago's South Side A man and woman were shot and killed while sitting in a auto outside of the South Shore Cultural Center. Police said the attack was believed to be a gang-related act of retaliation for an earlier fatal shooting. Another man was found dead nearby in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue. The identity of the fourth victim was withheld pending notification of family. Continua a leggere...

Mexico raises benchmark interest rate to 6.50 percent

Mexico raises benchmark interest rate to 6.50 percent It is Baxico's seventh rate hike since December 2015 but only the second time the rate has been raised by 25 basis points, with all other rate hikes amounting to 50 points. The central bank said it raised rates to anchor inflation expectations and that it also took into account the U.S. Federal Reserve's move this month to raise borrowing costs by a quarter-percentage point. Continua a leggere...

Gallup: Trump's job approval drops to 36% after health-care failure

In the meantime, lawmakers face the possibility of a partial government shutdown on April 29 unless Republicans and Democrats can manage to pass a federal spending bill or provide an extension of current funding levels. Pascrell said Trump's returns would shed light on any potential conflicts. In Congress, several Republicans were talking about ending a lawsuit against the American Care Act. Continua a leggere...

Who gets to ask questions at the White House briefing?

A pair of White House officials had a hand in providing Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif. -R) with intelligence reports revealing that President Donald Trump and his cronies were the subject of foreign surveillance by American spy organizations, The New York Times reported . Continua a leggere...

O'Rourke makes his 2018 Senate bid official

O'Rourke also said he has spoken with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, who oversees the party's recruitment efforts. Democrats now hold 46 seats, and there are two Independent senators that often vote with the Democratic Party. Continua a leggere...

Journalist says she's found Twitter account of FBI director

There are no bombshells to be had in the account itself, which follows 27 others, mostly reporters. Nobody's getting in, ' he said before saying he made an exception for his daughter's long-term boyfriend because 'they're serious enough'. FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday reflected on the past year, which he said was easier than some might expect because the bureau "is not on anybody's side". Continua a leggere...

Dozens stranded by rising NSW flood waters

The city's siren was activated at 4.15am on Friday warning residents to leave immediately. While hundreds of rescues were being carried out, NSW SES acting deputy commissioner Mark Morrow hit out at "disgusting" footage on social media showing people surfing the floodwaters. Continua a leggere...

Democrats to filibuster Neil Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court, Schumer says

Democrats to filibuster Neil Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court, Schumer says A backer of the death penalty along with other issues broadly popular among conservatives, the 49-year-old Gorsuch has been praised by supporters as an independent mind with an unquestioned regard for the letter of the law. But the Senate's Republican leadership could adopt a rule change allowing a vote that would only require a simple majority of the chamber. The partisan anchor failed to mention... Continua a leggere...

Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Needs to Think Beyond the Battlefield

While Defense Secretary James Mattis has made recommendations to Trump on what the administration is calling an "accelerated" campaign against the group, no decisions have been disclosed. Col. Joe Scrocca, spokesman for the United States military intervention in Syria and Iraq, admitted as much when he noted that the mission behind enemy lines could take "weeks" to complete. Continua a leggere...

Canada to tax ride-sharing providers like Uber

He promised $1.8 billion more over six years to expand labour market agreements with the provinces, which help Canadians looking for work upgrade their skills. The budget predicted a deficit of $15.8 billion in 2021-22, the final year of its forecast horizon. Innovation: $950 million over five years to support business. Continua a leggere...

Kentucky slows UCLA to a halt in Sweet 16

Monk scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half as United Kingdom avenged a regular-season loss to Bruins and advanced to the region finals against North Carolina, which beat Butler 92-80 in the first semifinal. In the wake of the defeat, Lonzo confirmed this loss would be his last game at UCLA. "So proud of him", Calipari said of Fox. The game is more entertaining and fulfilling when played ... Continua a leggere...

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-US Cooperation on N. Korea

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-US Cooperation on N. Korea But North Korea's continued progress towards putting a nuclear warhead on a missile capable of striking USA territory has forced the North Korea issue to the forefront of U.S. Speaking in Seoul on Friday, Tillerson issued the Trump administration's starkest warning yet to North Korea, saying in Seoul that a military response would be "on the table" if Pyongyang took action to threaten South Korean... Continua a leggere...

Budgam violence: Three killed, strike in Kashmir today

Budgam violence: Three killed, strike in Kashmir today Bhaskar also condemned the stone pelting incident stating that any Indian citizen, however aggrieved, should never engage in stone pelting. There was intense exchange of fire between the two sides while locals from nearby locations in order to assist militants in fleeing tried to storm the encounter site by pelting stones on forces men. Continua a leggere...

Netanyahu limits 'settlement' building, ceding to Trump's request

A White House official was quoted by The Times of Israel as saying that talks between Israel and the US on limiting settlement construction were ongoing, but the Amona decision may have remained outside those discussions. Ticking off 129 settlements that house 400,000 Israelis already, she said the push makes it "impossible to create a contiguous Palestinian state". "Israel's colonial project vi... Continua a leggere...

Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of drugs

Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of drugs Bill Cosby's legal team is doing everything possible to make sure that the disgraced actor will not be found guilty of sexual assault. Cosby's representatives had no comment on the prosecutors' move to strengthen their claim that giving women intoxicants for sex was Cosby's "signature" for decades. Continua a leggere...

Ex-national security adviser in talks with Congress about questioning, immunity

Just six months after stating on national television that being given immunity is an indicator of guilt, Michael Flynn is trying to broker immunity for himself. Rep. Adam Schiff says that Michael Flynn even discussing possible immunity in exchange for protection from prosecution is a "grave and momentous" step because of the seniority of his former position. Continua a leggere...


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