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Strong storms, freeze possible in Middle Tennessee over next 3 days

Strong storms, freeze possible in Middle Tennessee over next 3 days Based off current data much of the day Tuesday will be cloudy, dry and warm; highs again will likely be in the low 80s for most spots. Scattered frost is possible Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Expect highs Saturday to fall back to the 50s and 60s. For now, it's too early to say whether this system poses a severe weather threat, but the early indications are this system will not be ... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma educators, students explain why they're walking out

Oklahoma educators, students explain why they're walking out Once achievement challenges were approved, communities were funded to appoint skilled teachers to work across and within schools to achieve their challenges. Thousands of teachers in Arizona rallied last week, seeking a pay raise amid talk of a possible strike . Teachers in West Virginia won a 5 percent raise after a nine-day strike. [Full Article...]

China-Vatican deal on bishops not imminent, says Vatican

China-Vatican deal on bishops not imminent, says Vatican About 200 Catholics attend a prayer meeting for the Chinese Church after news emerge that Beijing and the Vatican have reached a deal on bishop appointments, in Hong Kong, China February 12, 2018. Vincent Guo Xijin, bishop of the diocese of Mindong in the southeastern province of Fujian, is recognised by the Vatican but not by the Chinese authorities. [Full Article...]

Bharat Bandh : Protesters turn violent as Dalits protest over SC/ST Act

Bharat Bandh : Protesters turn violent as Dalits protest over SC/ST Act Several cities including Chandigarh, Ranchi, Barmer, Alwar and Meerut saw clashes. Curfew has been imposed after the violence has taken place. The protesters went on to set ablaze a tourist bus in Azamgarh district. The opposition Congress blamed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) and its ideological parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Bandh supporters also beat up locals in... [Full Article...]

Trump, Japan's Abe to meet later this month

Trump, Japan's Abe to meet later this month Abe visited Trump's resort in February 2017, soon after the president took office. If Trump raises the issue of a free trade agreement between Japan and the United States, Abe might be pressured to make concessions, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported. [Full Article...]

Umbrellas and rainboots needed for days — WEATHER REPORT

Umbrellas and rainboots needed for days — WEATHER REPORT Another lovely day is in store for us on Monday. We will see the return of cool mornings on Thursday with our temperatures in the 30s. If you're planning on heading out somewhere for the bank holiday Monday, you better wrap up because heavy rain and strong easterly winds will become widespread this evening and will continue into Monday morning. [Full Article...]

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch expected to be released from jail

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch expected to be released from jail Ethan was convicted five years ago for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four people in Southeast Fort Worth. Back on June 15, 2013, as The New York Times would later report, Couch and some of his friends stole beer from an area Wal-Mart and then went to his parents' home for a party. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi wins 97% in presidential election, turnout at 41%

Egypt's Sisi wins 97% in presidential election, turnout at 41% Unfortunately, despite garnering the popular vote, it looks like Salah is set to lose out to El-Sisi, who has won himself a second term by attracting a whopping 92% of the (unspoiled) vote. Sisi received 21,835,387 votes to Mousa's 656,534. The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since 2013, when the army ousted Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's first freely elected preside... [Full Article...]

Malala returns to London as four-day Pakistan trip comes to end

Malala returns to London as four-day Pakistan trip comes to end In another tweet, she said: "The most handsome place on earth to me". Malala arrived in Pakistan on March 29 accompanied by her family, and was received by members of the Pakistani government. That was the year the Taliban attacked the then-14-year-old for advocating for girls' education. She appealed the political leaders to ensure inclusion of matters like girls' education in their manifesto... [Full Article...]

Winnie Mandela, controversial wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81

Winnie Mandela, controversial wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81 A statement released by the family reads that she had "died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year". She is survived by her two daughters. A statement from her family spokesperson said the illness has seen her go in and out of hospital since the beginning of 2018. [Full Article...]

Army jawans, 11 militants killed in south Kashmir encounters

Army jawans, 11 militants killed in south Kashmir encounters A complete shutdown marked by curfew and restrictions is being observed in occupied Kashmir on Monday after almost two dozen youth were martyred by Indian troops a day earlier. Security forces eliminate12 terrorists, including two involved in the murder of Lt Ummer Fayaz in three encounters in Jammu & Kashmir, 3 army Jawans martyred. [Full Article...]

Garrett Temple Present at Matt Barnes' Stephon Clark Rally Before Warriors-Kings

Garrett Temple Present at Matt Barnes' Stephon Clark Rally Before Warriors-Kings Journalist Sawsan Morrar wrote on Twitter, "Sac sheriff hit a protestor in #Sacramento and sped off". "We will continue to demand justice for not just Stephon, but for all lives that have been unjustly taken at the hands of law enforcement". [Full Article...]

China's Tiangong-1 space station may fall to Earth

China's Tiangong-1 space station may fall to Earth The chance of someone getting hit by the spacecraft is very low, as TIME has previously reported. What can be said with certainty is that nothing will fall outside of 43 degrees from the equator, north or south. The derelict spacecraft has been slowly falling out of its original orbit for several years. China's Tiangong-1 space lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere around 8.15 a.m. [Full Article...]

China hammers USA goods with tariffs as 'sparks' of trade war fly

China hammers USA goods with tariffs as 'sparks' of trade war fly The new tariffs, which China's Ministry of Finance says begin on Monday, add fuel to what many economists fear is a burgeoning trade war between the two economic superpowers. In total the new tariffs will affect 128 U.S. products according to Reuters . "So as it comes into China , ours are now more expensive, therefore, they would pick their pork from some other place", he said. [Full Article...]

Ruling party candidate Carlos Alvarado elected Costa Rica's next president

Ruling party candidate Carlos Alvarado elected Costa Rica's next president Fabricio, as supporters refer to Alvarado Munoz, called the ruling an affront to sovereignty. The Central American country's Presidential battle has been largely defined by a battle over same-sex marriage, with fringe evangelical Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz receiving a surge in support after running an aggressive anti-gay marriage campaign - besting a string of traditional candidates to make the r... [Full Article...]

Expelled Russian diplomats arrive home

Expelled Russian diplomats arrive home Meanwhile, the British Foreign Office has said it is considering granting Russia's repeated requests for access to Yulia Skripal, daughter of former spy Sergei Skripal . Washington also ordered the Russian Consulate in Seattle to be shut down by April 2, believing it to be an intelligence outpost that kept an eye on key facilities such as the United States naval base and Boeing plant ne... [Full Article...]

Villanova sets record for 3-pointers in Final Four win over Kansas

Villanova sets record for 3-pointers in Final Four win over Kansas MI will face a team seeded higher than its seeding for the first time in the tournament. They were down by 10 points in the second half with 14:10 left at 41-31 and down five with 7:45 left. But KU could never produce enough defensive stands to make the second half dramatic, never once having a possession with the possibility of trimming Villanova's lead to single-digits. [Full Article...]

Snow coming late tonight, weather service says

Snow coming late tonight, weather service says Sunshine is expected Saturday , with mostly cloudy skies forecast Sunday . Right now, it looks like the snow starts first in the northern Valley, heavy at times overnight. That occurred in 1986, with another 1.2 inches of snow the following day that year. This watch goes into effect tonight at midnight and stays in effect until midnight on Monday . [Full Article...]

Loyola-Chicago looks to build on captivating Final Four run

Loyola-Chicago looks to build on captivating Final Four run In a winning effort, forward Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines with 24 points and 15 rebounds, along with three steals and one assist. Charles Matthews had 17 points for MI, which will carry a 33-7 record and a 14-game winning streak into Monday's title game against either Villanova or Kansas in San Antonio. [Full Article...]

African Union: 30 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia attack

African Union: 30 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia attack The attacks began on Sunday morning when two vehicle bombs exploded outside the African Union base in the town of Bulo Mareer, 100 miles southwest of Mogadishu , according to Abdifatah Haji Abdulle, the deputy commissioner of Lower Shabelle. [Full Article...]


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