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World News It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14
Author: 0 It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

Is it going to be a girl, is it going to be a boy?" When Finely arrived Wednesday evening the surprise was revealed - it's a boy - the 14th boy for the family. Her husband, Jay, said they made a decision to name him Finley Sheboygan Schwandt. The 13 other boys, the eldest of which is 25, told Good Morning America that they were pretty split on whether they wanted another brother or a sister.

World News Trump Not Attending Barbara Bush Funeral To 'Avoid Disruptions'
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Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston's leading clergy members from different faiths offered tributes to Bush. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at age 92. And with a love story of their own, George H.W. Bush's collection of letters and diary entries provided readers a personal insight into the courtship that became their 73-year long marriage.

World News Administration Details National Guard Duties on Border
Author: 0 Administration Details National Guard Duties on Border

Brown , in his order, laid out the parameters for the deployment: "California National Guard service members shall not engage in any direct law enforcement role nor enforce immigration laws, arrest people for immigration law violations, guard people taken into custody for alleged immigration violations, or support immigration law enforcement activities".

World News Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all'
Author: 0 Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all'

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump held a meeting Thursday afternoon with his team to discuss the situation. But whatever response it ultimately adopts, the administration still appears to lack an agreed or viable strategy for achieving what it has repeatedly said are its dual aims in Syria - the final defeat of the Islamic State, and the establishment of a politically stable government that will keep the militants from finding fertile ground there in the future.

World News OH unemployment rate drops in March
Author: 0 OH unemployment rate drops in March

From March 2017 to March 2018, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage point from 3.9 percent. The local unemployment rate held steady in March while the state rate dropped slightly compared with a year ago.

World News DNC files lawsuit alleging Trump campaign, Russian Federation conspired to influence 2016 election
Author: 0 DNC files lawsuit alleging Trump campaign, Russian Federation conspired to influence 2016 election

The suit seeks millions in compensation to offset damaged caused by the hacks. A press released further accused Russian Federation of an "all-out assault" on U.S. The Democrats' move adds to the legal and political complications for a President who has repeatedly dismissed charges of collusion of Russia and has accused the opposition of being sore losers, even though the USA intelligence community broadly concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered "an influence campaign" in ...

World News Target to host annual car-seat trade
Author: 0 Target to host annual car-seat trade

Your old seat can earn you a 20% discount for a new one. The old seats will be recycled. Since the program launched in 2016, more than 176,000 cars have been recycled, according to Target. Customers will get one coupon per item brought into Guest Services . The coupon is eligible through May 19 both in store and online. Auto seats are not eligible for most curbside recycling programs.

World News PM Modi bats for concerns of small, island states at Commonwealth
Author: 0 PM Modi bats for concerns of small, island states at Commonwealth

Sexual violence against women is a highly charged political issue in India , where protests regularly erupt about entrenched violence against women and the failure to protect them. The executive sessions are being facilitated at Lancaster House. So, as we tackle these challenges, I want to hear from everyone, and everyone will have chance to speak.

World News FDA Close to Approving First Cannabis-Based Drug
Author: 0 FDA Close to Approving First Cannabis-Based Drug

FDA Panel Recommends Agency Approve Cannabis-Based Drug for Childhood Seizures An FDA panel recommended approval of a marijuana-derived medicine for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy , the Associated Press reported .

World News Bengal Panchayat polls: HC extended deadline for nominations
Author: 0 Bengal Panchayat polls: HC extended deadline for nominations

Following the order, SEC will have to announce new dates for rural polls, which was earlier scheduled in the first week of May. "It is a victory for the people who did not get any help from the police to file nomination", said Pratap Banerjee, general secretary of the Bengal unit of BJP.

World News Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation
Author: 0 Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation

The announcement comes on "4/20" - an unofficial holiday that celebrates marijuana. Sanders said , "The president is a firm believer" in states' rights. The news was met with jubilation among marijuana reform advocates. Politico reports this is the first time Schumer's publicly supported federal legislation to decriminalize the substance - though he's previously stated he backs the rights of states to decide where they stand on marijuana.

World News Cloudy, windy Friday with a chance for rain
Author: 0 Cloudy, windy Friday with a chance for rain

East southeast wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Sunday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 30. Northeast wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour.

World News Karnataka Polls: BJP MLA Sanjay Patil booked for 'Hindus vs Muslims' speech
Author: 0 Karnataka Polls: BJP MLA Sanjay Patil booked for 'Hindus vs Muslims' speech

A video of his remarks subsequently went viral on social media and evoked criticism from many quarters. "This election is not about roads, drainage or drinking water. This is not the first time that Sanjay Patil , who is MLA from Belagavi Rural has landed into controversy. With the Karnataka Assembly Elections less than a month away, BJP and Congress are taking each other head on in an attempt woo the voters.

Author: 0 2 dead, dozens injured as Gaza protests continue for fourth week

Friday's protest will be be the fourth week in a row of large-scale demonstrations along the Gaza border. At least 35 Palestinians have been martyred - and hundreds more injured - by cross-border Israeli army gunfire since the border rallies began on March 30.

World News Massive storm hits Kolkata: 8 dead, several injured
Author: 0 Massive storm hits Kolkata: 8 dead, several injured

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday sought reports on why the Met department did not issue any alert about the storm. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation pressed into the service as per the disaster management team which also clear all the debris.

World News Naroda Patiya: BJP's Kodnani acquitted by Guj HC
Author: 0 Naroda Patiya: BJP's Kodnani acquitted by Guj HC

The Division Bench of Justice Harsha Devani and Justice A.S. Supehia upheld the conviction by the special court of Babubhai Patel alias Bajrangi, a prominent leader of the Bajrang Dal Hindu outfit. In September previous year BJP chief Amit Shah had appeared to testify in favour of Kodnani and had told the court that she was not in Naroda Patiya on the day of the massacre.

World News North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul
Author: 0 North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

The recent improvements in living standards in North Korea could mean its political elite and new middle class may be unwilling to tolerate a return to economic hardship, said Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea analyst at the Seoul-based Institute for Far Eastern Studies.

World News Adequate currency in circulation, temporary shortage to be tackled quickly: FM
Author: 0 Adequate currency in circulation, temporary shortage to be tackled quickly: FM

Upasana Taku, co-founder and director of MobiKwik, said the recent cash crunch has ensured that more customers are using mobile wallets for their payments. "As of March, the currency in circulation was Rs 18.29 lakh crore as against Rs 17.89 lakh crore just before demonetisation", he added. Reacting to the situation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it reminded her of the demonetisation days.

Author: 0 United Nations security attack stops inspectors entering Syrian town

Earlier, various official Russian agencies repeatedly warned that preparations had been underway in different parts of Syria for provocations and simulations of chemical attacks that would be blamed on government forces. According to this logic, it was worth the risk of a repeat of the previous cruise missile attacks ordered by President Trump a year ago for the Assad regime to drop a few barrels of toxic chemicals on Douma to dislodge the few remaining "rebels" there who were already ...

World News World War II bomb disposal to force evacuation in central Berlin
Author: 0 World War II bomb disposal to force evacuation in central Berlin

The zone includes government ministries, a hospital and the city's central railway station. But not generally this close to the city center, we're 300-400 meters from the main train station. Flights from Berlin's Tegel airport are due to go ahead as planned but the capital's airport operator warned passengers on Twitter that public transport to the city's two airports - Tegel and Schoenefeld - would be affected.

World News 3.6 magnitude quake rattles Detroit area
Author: 0 3.6 magnitude quake rattles Detroit area

A satellite image shows MI and parts of Canada on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Richter scale rates a 3.6 as minor and such occurrences are rarely responsible for damage beyond the shaking of indoor objects. "So to have an quake of this magnitude with the epicenter in MI is very unusual". According to the USGS, a 3.6 magnitude quake originating in Amherstburg occurred around 8pm.

World News Journalist Disputes Syrian Chemical Attack in British Publication
Author: 0 Journalist Disputes Syrian Chemical Attack in British Publication

On Tuesday, the United Nations security team was escorted by Russian military police to two sites in Douma, a town near Damascus that was retaken last week following a Russian-backed Syrian offensive. The White Helmets, a Western-backed NGO known for its connection to terrorist groups, released footage showing the alleged victims of the purported chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad still has 'limited' chemical capability: Pentagon

Marine Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said the United States is confident chemical agents were present at all three sites attacked, which likely included chlorine gas and sarin. Days before the attack, Trump had warned Russian Federation, a key supporter of Damascus in the war against foreign-backed militants, that it should get ready to shoot down "nice and new and smart " U.S.

World News Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice
Author: 0 Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice

Earlier, all leaders of opposition parties met in Parliament and gave final shape to the notice of impeachment . Congress leader Salman Khurshid also spoke on the issue and said, "Impeachment is too serious a matter to be played with frivolously on the grounds of disagreement with any judgement or point of view of the Court".

World News European Union threatens new #Syria sanctions but no clear #Russia target
Author: 0 European Union threatens new #Syria sanctions but no clear #Russia target

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held emergency talks in The Hague on Monday to address the chemical weapons attack against the Syrian town of Douma. The Trump administration has signalled that it will impose new sanctions as soon as this week on Russian Federation for supporting the Syrian regime as it allegedly conducted a deadly chemical attack against its own people.

World News Zarif: US to regret leaving Iran nuclear deal
Author: 0 Zarif: US to regret leaving Iran nuclear deal

What is the Iran nuclear deal? It goes on, "The short-term impact of this move would put an end to Iran's nuclear programme controls, which could provide a new source of devastating conflict in the Middle East and beyond". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned against probable pullout of the United States from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, saying that "If the deal collapses, they will surely regret it".

World News Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave
Author: 0 Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syria and its ally Russian Federation deny it. The live state television footage of the area showed a plume of dark smoke billowing across one district as guns boom in the distance. The Syrian army started shelling the positions of the Islamic State (IS) south of the capital Damascus on Thursday evening, after the failure of a deal to evacuate the terror-designated militants to the Syrian desert in eastern Syria.

World News Drug Take Back Day April 28
Author: 0 Drug Take Back Day April 28

As part of Maryland's combined effort to reduce opioid abuse, Maryland State Police barracks across the state have become around-the-clock drop-off locations for unused prescription medications. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Nearly 80% of heroin users who inject heroin say they started by misusing or abusing prescription drugs.

World News DOJ hands over Comey's Trump memos to Congress
Author: 0 DOJ hands over Comey's Trump memos to Congress

Some have praised Mr. Comey's forthrightness, but others have criticized his wall-to-wall TV appearances as a self-aggrandizing publicity stunt that has exacerbated the already strained relations between Mr. Russian Federation denies any meddling in the election. Republicans said the memos showed that the "cloud" Trump wanted lifted wasn't Russian interference in the 2016 election, but instead the more salacious allegations in the dossier, which included claims that Russians had tapes of ...

World News Comey Memos Released to Congress, Promptly Leaked Online
Author: 0 Comey Memos Released to Congress, Promptly Leaked Online

The documents had been eagerly anticipated since their existence was first revealed a year ago, especially since Comey's interactions with Trump are a critical part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice.

World News Southern Indian state governor apologises to female journalist for patting her cheek
Author: 0 Southern Indian state governor apologises to female journalist for patting her cheek

And, by the way, did Governor Banwarilal wash his hands before he extended a hand to pat? I have not seen her ( Nirmala Devi's ) face till date. Still not able to rid of it. The governor said the allegations were not true. To a question about opposition by political parties in Tamil Nadu against him holding review meetings in districts, he said "review" was a word invented by the media and he did not hold such meetings.