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Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh
- May 16, 2018

The storm is responsible for at least four deaths, including an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh . The child was rushed to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital where she was pronounced dead. In Danbury, another man was killed when a tree fell onto his truck. In Fishkill, a tree was reported to have come crashing down on at least one house and on Ketchamtown Road in Wappinger, a vehicle was struck by a falling tree. (more...)
NAFTA deal unlikely this week, but negotiations continue, Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, but negotiations continue, Mexico says
- May 16, 2018

Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada have been in intense talks since last month to try to reach a deal before USA congressional elections in November. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday discussed the possibility of bringing NAFTA talks to a "prompt conclusion". (more...)
Senate panel approves Central Intelligence Agency nominee Haspel despite torture background Senate panel approves Central Intelligence Agency nominee Haspel despite torture background
- May 16, 2018

The Senate Select Intelligence Committee passed Haspel's nomination by 10-5 votes. With a positive committee vote, the full Senate could vote on Haspel's confirmation as early as Thursday, according to Senate aides, although that would require cooperation from senators to waive the chamber's procedural hurdles for a quick vote. (more...)
Moon sighted in Pakistan and India, Ramzan to begin from May 17 Moon sighted in Pakistan and India, Ramzan to begin from May 17
- May 16, 2018

The main moon-sighting body gathers evidence from across the country about the sighting of the crescent before announcing the start of Ramazan. The PMD on May 4 had issued a handout stating that there are fair chances for the moon to be sighted on May 16 evening. (more...)
Texas man, 25, poses as Harvey evacuee, stars for HS hoops team Texas man, 25, poses as Harvey evacuee, stars for HS hoops team
- May 16, 2018

As reported by Dana Branham, Claire Ballor and Julieta Chiquillo, the 25-year-old began the 2017-18 school year at Skyline High School "claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee" named Rashun Richardson, then transferred to Hillcrest in October to join the basketball team. (more...)
Kent State' graduate's photo with AR-10 goes viral Kent State' graduate's photo with AR-10 goes viral
- May 16, 2018

Some Twitter users were upset that Kaitlin chose to take the images with the AR-10, while others supported her decision. Bennett told Fox News she wanted to condemn the school's "insulting" policies . Kaitlyn Bell isn't the only college graduate to post graduation pictures showing off the right to bear a gun. Two days later, Bennett followed up on the post by tweeting , "I have no apologies for my graduation photos". (more...)
Senate Committee Releases 2500 Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Senate Committee Releases 2500 Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting
- May 16, 2018

On the other hand, it seems like the Agalarovs - and Mr Goldstone - went through an very bad lot of work to set up a meeting where Natalya Veslinstkaya and her associates only wanted to talk about adoption policy and sanctions imposed by the Magnitsky Act. (more...)
Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest
- May 16, 2018

A boom in climbers has made mountaineering a lucrative business since Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent in 1953. The rapid growth in the climbing industry has accompanied complaints of overcrowding on the mountain and fears that inexperienced mountaineers could run into trouble. (more...)
Vape pen explosion fatally wounded St. Petersburg man Vape pen explosion fatally wounded St. Petersburg man
- May 16, 2018

Petersburg home, shows the exploding pen - not the fire - killed him. He suffered thermal injuries to about 80 percent of his body, including his chest, shoulder, abdomen, back, arm and hand. But there were no recorded deaths in the study's period. Experts fault the lithium ion batteries used in e-cigarettes. The explosion sent two pieces of the vape pen into his cranium, the report said. (more...)
Tsunami-like waves hit New Jersey during Tuesday's storm Tsunami-like waves hit New Jersey during Tuesday's storm
- May 16, 2018

Known as a meteotsunami , it resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours Tuesday. Unlike typical tsunamis, which are large ocean waves primarily triggered by earthquakes, meteotsunamis do not occur because of seismic activity and are generally smaller than their quake-created counterparts, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (more...)
`With Friends Like That:' EU's Tusk Blasts Trump's Europe Stance `With Friends Like That:' EU's Tusk Blasts Trump's Europe Stance
- May 16, 2018

Mr. Tusk's tweet, however, was one of the more notable, public denunciations of Mr. Trump's decision making by a European leader, as a series of moves on trade, Israel and other issues has increasingly put traditional allies at odds with the administration in Washington. (more...)
SRO shoots gunman at Ill. high school SRO shoots gunman at Ill. high school
- May 16, 2018

One person has been shot in IL by the Police after that person opened fire on officers at Dixon High School, about 102 miles west of Chicago early Wednesday morning, according to Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss. Armed school resource officers have been in the headlines since the February 14 massacre of 17 teens and educators at a Parkland, Florida, high school, where an on-duty resource officer did not confront the gunman. (more...)
Forest fire near Logan Lake Forest fire near Logan Lake
- May 16, 2018

Ground crews had support from air tankers yesterday evening. "Last night, it was going both east and west; that was partially just because of the terrain". No structures are now threatened by the wildfire. The human-caused inferno was reported Tuesday afternoon and quickly grew to five hectares. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available. (more...)
President Trump discloses payment to attorney Michael Cohen in f President Trump discloses payment to attorney Michael Cohen in f
- May 16, 2018

Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday. The footnote appears in a report giving the first extended look at Trump's income from his properties since he became president. Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability". Apol's letter was released with the Trump disclosures. (more...)
Total poised to pull out of Iran's SP11 project without United States waiver Total poised to pull out of Iran's SP11 project without United States waiver
- May 16, 2018

Oil companies have been forced to reassess their investment plans in the OPEC producer, however, in the wake of the May 8 move by the U.S. to pull out of the global nuclear deal with Iran and re-impose sanctions on the country. Total said it could not afford to breach the looming USA sanctions against Iran due to its reliance on American banks and shareholders. US banks are involved in more than 90 percent of Total's financing operations, while USA shareholders represent more than 30 percent ... (more...)
Tarbela Power Plant Fault Causes Blackouts in Punjab and KP Tarbela Power Plant Fault Causes Blackouts in Punjab and KP
- May 16, 2018

Also, the capital city Islamabad was impacted by the power breakdown at Tarbela as Minister for Power Division Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari said power is being reinstated after various power plants tripped off in several provinces. Several operations were postponed, while medics were forced to conduct check-ups in Out Patient Departments (OPDs) in the dark. Sources said the offices of airlines, baggage handling and the Airport Security Force base camp, among other areas, were devoid of power. (more...)
#BREAKING: Shooting at Dixon High School; one in custody #BREAKING: Shooting at Dixon High School; one in custody
- May 16, 2018

A subject brought a gun to Dixon High School and was shot by a school resource officer this morning, according to a media release sent by City Manager Danny Langloss. They must have an ID to pick up their child. His injuries are expected to be non-life-threatening. Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown. (more...)
Northern Ireland unemployment rate hits record low Northern Ireland unemployment rate hits record low
- May 16, 2018

The rise in the Northern Ireland rate comes as the United Kingdom recorded the highest level of employment since records began of 75.6 per cent. Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn said: "The rise in the employment rate is welcome news and shows that despite the challenging economic conditions facing us as a result of Brexit, our economy and jobs market remains strong". (more...)
Simona Halep demolishes Naomi Osaka to reach Italian Open thrid round Simona Halep demolishes Naomi Osaka to reach Italian Open thrid round
- May 16, 2018

The 26-year-old Romanian is on a defense course to keep her WTA number 1 title and must do everything to get to the quarter-finals of the tournament at least to maintain her ranking. Today it was all about Halep, who saved all six break points she faced and took charge on the return as well, winning nearly 70% of the points in Osaka's games to notch six breaks from seven opportunities, dominating from start to finish and reaching the third round in style. (more...)
Chlorine Used in February Attack in Syria, Finds OPCW Chlorine Used in February Attack in Syria, Finds OPCW
- May 16, 2018

The OPCW does not have the document establishes who is responsible for the use of banned chemical weapons, writes Reuters. While the OPCW didn't lay the blame with any one party, it said in a report released Tuesday that interviews with witnesses, the collection of environmental samples and the symptoms that patients exhibited in the aftermath allowed it to conclude that chlorine was dropped from two cylinders on the Saraqib area on February 4, 2018. (more...)

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