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Oklahoma approves teacher pay increase while Arizona educators rally

Oklahoma approves teacher pay increase while Arizona educators rally Legislators are already getting "beat up by their constituents" in their home districts for agreeing to raise taxes, said Ginger Tinney, executive director of the Professional Oklahoma Educators association. The regional average was $48,450. For more than 15 months, the Senate has worked tirelessly to fund a significant teacher pay raise. However, some will head to the Capitol on Monday to hand ... [Full Article...]

Seko asks USA to exempt Japan from tariffs

Seko asks USA to exempt Japan from tariffs The Asahi Shimbun quotes a source close to North Korea as saying that a summit between leader Kim Jong-un and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could take place by early June. "There are expectations in North Korea that Japan could provide an economic assistance package ranging anywhere between $20 billion to $50 billion (2.1 trillion yen to 5.3 trillion yen) once diplomatic relations a... [Full Article...]

North Korea rhetoric 'calmed down,' but USA still could exit talks

North Korea rhetoric 'calmed down,' but USA still could exit talks Trump may be suggesting that a prospective nuclear deal with North Korea is desired by South Korea, so by delaying it the USA could extract better trade terms with the South. House Speaker Paul Ryan has favored a piecemeal approach to advancing the proposals, saying it could be done in a series of bills. "I'm thankful (Trump) gave us a year, but I'm hoping and praying Congress can see reason a... [Full Article...]

Strong quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat over

Strong quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat over An emergency bulletin said: "Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii". Earlier on Monday, the US Geological Survey said a seven-magnitude quake struck off Papua New Guinea. Home to 7 million people, Papua New Guinea is located to the east of Indonesia and sits on the Pacific's "Ring of Fire". [Full Article...]

More than 100000 people expected to flock to Windsor for Royal Wedding

More than 100000 people expected to flock to Windsor for Royal Wedding He added: "It is another subtle sign that the royal household is moving with the times". The couple divorced three years later citing irreconcilable differences, with insiders blaming the amicable split on clashes in their work schedule. British pubs will be allowed to stay open late on the eve of the wedding and on May 19, for what the British Government has described as "a day of national cele... [Full Article...]

Jeb Bush mocks Trump: My children "actually love me"

Jeb Bush mocks Trump: My children He also joked that he's still working through his 2016 presidential election experience. President Donald Trump's sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr ., spent their Wednesday night convincing Twitter and Jeb Bush that, yes, they do love their dad. [Full Article...]

Copy Story Share Appeals court upholds new trial for subject of 'Serial'

Copy Story Share Appeals court upholds new trial for subject of 'Serial' Syed was sentenced in 2000 to life in prison. But that letter was never followed up on; McClain's testimony was never evaluated by Syed's defense and never made it into the trial. And now, years later, Syed is getting a new trial (via CBS News ). The Maryland attorney general's office appealed Welch's ruling in August 2016. [Full Article...]

Sessions declines to appoint new special counsel for GOP concerns

Sessions declines to appoint new special counsel for GOP concerns The U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota is not involved in the prosecution of Albury. Sessions said he would rely on Huber's findings to determine whether to move forward with another special counsel. The department's inspector general's office announced Wednesday that it made the decision to review the application process "in response to requests from the Attorney General and Members of Congres... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis reportedly claims 'there is no Hell'

Pope Francis reportedly claims 'there is no Hell' Archbishop of Winnipeg Richard Gagnon, who is also CCCB vice-president, said that part of the reason why Pope Francis didn't want to intervene now is a concern that his words could interfere, and maybe inhibit, ongoing grassroots reconciliation work. [Full Article...]

Teen bags R9 million lottery

Teen bags R9 million lottery She won, and had the choice between taking a C$1m ($780,000; £550,000) lump sum or earning $1,000 a week for life. Lagarde waited a couple weeks to make up her mind, consulting a financial adviser and considering her options. Ms Lagarde, who collected her winnings on Monday, said she intends to use her winnings for travelling and her education. She plans to spend her prize money on traveling a... [Full Article...]

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Trial Over Influence-Peddling and Corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Trial Over Influence-Peddling and Corruption The official was not authorized to be publicly named. A lawyer for Sarkozy, who was in office from 2007 to 2012, said the former president would be appealing against the decision to send the case to trial. Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, had a complex relationship with Kadafi. The case will come before France's highest court. After being put under investigation over the Libya pro... [Full Article...]

Opposition leaders meet Prez on SC/ST Act issue

Opposition leaders meet Prez on SC/ST Act issue Maintaining that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act law was being misused, the Supreme Court changed two key provisions of the law last week. "Leaders from opposition parties will meet President Kovind this evening to share their concerns", he added. [Full Article...]

Trump sacks veteran affairs chief, taps White House doctor

Trump sacks veteran affairs chief, taps White House doctor But Joe Chenelly, national executive director of the major veterans' association AMVETS, has publicly doubted whether his replacement is up to the task. President Trump and Dr. Ronny Jackson part after Trump's physical on January 12. But support for him at the White House eroded quickly in recent weeks as Trump grew tired of the drumbeat of negative headlines about him. [Full Article...]

Ball-Tampering scandal: Something I will regret forever, says Cameron Bancroft

Ball-Tampering scandal: Something I will regret forever, says Cameron Bancroft In his first public comments following his 12-month ban from the Australian cricket team, Smith took responsibility for the scandal that has rocked the sport in Australia. Coach Darren Lehmann overnight said he held fears for the mental health of the three players caught up in the ball-tampering furore, which has seen the players face widespread global condemnation. [Full Article...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognized in Fargo

National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognized in Fargo Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans who have not already been recognized will be presented the official 50th anniversary commemoration lapel pin from the Department of Defense. President Obama signed a proclamation in 2012 which declares March 29th as Vietnam Veterans Day. All answered the call of duty. The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association will dedicate a Vietnamese flag for permanen... [Full Article...]

Vijay Mallya to get married 3rd time?

Vijay Mallya to get married 3rd time? Lalwani lives with Mallya in his Hertfordshire mansion. Liquor baron Vijay Mallya now in London, is getting married for the third time reports revealed on Wednesday. Legally, he is still the husband of Rekha Mallya, his childhood friend. In a recent hearing, a British judge said it was blindingly obvious that rules were being broken by the Indian banks that sanctioned some of the loans to th... [Full Article...]

In UP, Dr BR Ambedkar is now Dr BR Ramji Ambedkar

In UP, Dr BR Ambedkar is now Dr BR Ramji Ambedkar The campaign to write Ambedkar's name in the correct way was initiated by Governor Ram Naik in December 2017, citing the manner in which Ambedkar signed on the pages of the Constitution. "I don't find any reason to change his name, it's an individual's freedom to decide how he wants to be known". He also suggested that the spelling of the name in Hindi should be amended to reflect its correct ... [Full Article...]

French police seek driver who tried to run down soldiers in Alps

French police seek driver who tried to run down soldiers in Alps A spokesman for the army's land regiments in the region said soldiers had told police the driver had shouted abuse in Arabic as he first passed them. In August 2017, a man rammed his auto into a group of soldiers on anti-terror patrol in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, injuring six people. [Full Article...]

Isro's GSLV MK-II carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off

Isro's GSLV MK-II carrying GSAT-6A communication satellite blasts off However, the two satellites became a subject of controversy as 90 per cent of transponders were to be leased to Devas Multimedia by the ISRO's commercial arm Antrix Corporation under a deal which was annulled in February 2011 on the grounds that the country's defence needs had to be met. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump 'Is Very, Very Unhappy With Her Life'

Melania Trump 'Is Very, Very Unhappy With Her Life' Daniels's account of her alleged affair with President Trump has remained in the spotlight since The Wall Street Journal reported in January that President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen , paid Daniels USD 130,000 in October 2016 as part of a nondisclosure agreement. [Full Article...]


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