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Indian-origin Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017

Indian-origin Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017 Later, she flashed a broad and toothy grin as she lingered on stage accepting congratulations. The little girl took away home a Dollars 40,000 cash prize. Her favourite sport is basketball, and she is a Golden State Warriors fan. New rules this year are aimed to prevent tie endings like last year, where two joint winners both got Dollars 40,000 cash prizes. Continua a leggere...

Cullerton: Republicans Can Solve Budget Impasse

Republicans questioned the cost of implementing the changes. The committee approved the proposal late Tuesday with no discussion. IL lawmakers have adjourned their regular legislative session without approving a spending plan for the third consecutive year. Continua a leggere...

Topeka weather for Thursday, June 8, 2017: Sunny with highs in 80s

Topeka weather for Thursday, June 8, 2017: Sunny with highs in 80s Look for another sunny day with highs in the lower-80s on Thursday in Topeka, before things start to warm up over the weekend. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. Continua a leggere...

6 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

6 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting This was the third infiltration attempt foiled by army in north Kashmir in last fortnight. Four infiltrators were killed on Wednesday in the Macchil Sector of Kupwara district. In this year, army has foiled 22 infiltration attempts by militants along LoC in the State by killing 34 militants. The operation is still underway. Continua a leggere...

Beshear Threatens Legal Action Over Bevin's Reorganization of Education Boards

Beshear Threatens Legal Action Over Bevin's Reorganization of Education Boards Bevin's use of KRS 12.028 to reorganize the Board of Education and other education-related boards is legal and proper, and in line with the actions of prior governors. "But now he wants to substitute his judgment for that of the General Assembly and singlehandedly change the law". "We have seen this type of illegal behavior by the governor time and time again", Beshear said. Continua a leggere...

Stato-mafia: Riina in videoconferenza

Stato-mafia: Riina in videoconferenza La strage del Rapido 904 provocò 16 morti e 260 feriti, il 23 dicembre del 1984. Il quale, in videoconferenza , s'è presentato steso su una barella tipo quella delle ambulanze, dalla quale non s'è mai alzato. In primo grado Riina è stato assolto ma la procura generale ha impugnato la sentenza e ha chiesto nuovamente l'ergastolo. Ad assistere all'udienza ci sono alcuni dei feriti della stra... Continua a leggere...

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat He said there were enough grain supplies for four weeks and that Qatar also had large strategic food reserves. Last month, Qatari news websites were banned in Saudi Arabia , the U.A.E. Jubeir said that "for many years Qatar has taken steps to support certain organizations". "This is a very diverse relationship that Qatar has with the UAE and with Saudi and Bahrain - families, business, travel... Continua a leggere...

United States appeals court upholds block on Trump's visa ban

United States appeals court upholds block on Trump's visa ban Citing the president's duty to protect the country from terrorism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will ask the high court to review the case , although he offered no timetable. That ruling went farther than Chuang's order, blocking a section of the travel ban that also suspended refugee admissions for four months. The American Civil Liberties Un... Continua a leggere...

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Qatar denies inciting unrest in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere. The worldwide community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab nations culminated when Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Libya and Yemen abruptly announced to sever diplomatic ties with the Gulf gas-rich state, acc... Continua a leggere...

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

As the Qatar crisis continues to spiral, Turkey has offered to mediate and is now trying to fast-track legislation to send more of its troops to a Turkish base in the Gulf state. "A prolonged or deepening rift between Qatar and its GCC neighbors would potentially have a more marked financial effect and increase funding costs for the sovereign and other Qatari entities", Moody's told clients. Continua a leggere...

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks In what has been billed as the Brexit election, it is a virtual two-horse presidential-style race to Downing Street between May and Corbyn. The vote was supposed to be dominated by Britain's pending departure from the European Union , but voters are anxiously aware of the threat the country faces from global terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester. Continua a leggere...

Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

During the attacks, he also pushed for his travel ban that bars travellers from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. US President Donald Trump has renewed his call for a travel ban to protect Americans from "certain dangerous" countries after the latest terror attack in London . Continua a leggere...

Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian: Italy intelligence source

Yet, the third ID'd terrorist , Khuram Shazad Butt, gave police plenty of red flags. Butt did not fall into this category when they last investigated him. Three suspects were shot and killed as police responded to the attack. The investigation into Saturday's attack continued, with police searching an address in Ilford , east London , in the early hours today. Continua a leggere...

Some forces instigating farmers' agitation in MP: Rajnath

Some forces instigating farmers' agitation in MP: Rajnath He can't give them bonus. But soon after the arrest, he was allegedly released on bail. As farmers protest continue in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, CPI (M) Thursday targeted the central government, saying farmers' struggles in two states have punctured the tall claims made by the government about the transformation of agriculture and empowerment of farmers. Continua a leggere...

RNC Rolls out Efforts to Combat Comey Testimony

In the prepared remarks, Comey plans to tell the Senate investigators that Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Comey said Trump's tweeting prompted him to decide to leak the memos. Trump declared the days of spending on other nations are over: "It's time to rebuild our country" and to "put America first", he said. Continua a leggere...

Mark Zuckerberg Argues for 'Universal Income' In Speech to Harvard Grads

The 33-year-old tech founder of the world's largest social networking company said he would never have been able to risk leaving the elite Ivy League school if he had not known that his family would have been able to support him if he failed. Continua a leggere...

Qatar foreign minister rejects intervention in foreign policy

Qatar foreign minister rejects intervention in foreign policy He said Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by the countries that cut off ties with the country on Monday, but he insisted it be solved by peaceful means. Analysts say the crisis is in part an extension of a pre-existing dispute which saw Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recall their ambassadors from Doha in 2014 over Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Continua a leggere...

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case Victor remained locked up Tuesday on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization . "And I think the people of Augusta embraced her". But the secretive nature of her job didn't stop victor from speaking freely on politics and other topics on social media accounts accessible to anyone. Continua a leggere...

France seeks to attract US-based climate scientists

France seeks to attract US-based climate scientists And finally, more than a thousand universities, businesses, and investors have signed a declaration of their intent "to continue to ensure the us remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions". Prominent among these, the governor announced $1.5 billion for renewable energy projects, including wind, solar arrays, hydro and fuel cells, to advance a state goal of achieving 50 percent of el... Continua a leggere...

Trump 'Feels Vindicated' by Comey Testimony

An advanced copy of his prepared remarks shows Comey weighing in on controversial issues like Trump's request that Comey pledge his loyalty and drop an FBI investigation into a fired national security adviser. He started this first summary "on a laptop in a Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle", and disclosed that he made such "records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. Continua a leggere...


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