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Global Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week
Author: 0 Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

Now that the incentive program used to re-open the I-85 bridge has been deemed a success , the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) says it's considering using that tool in the future. McMurry reiterated that the bridge will be completely safe and has been inspected thoroughly. A multimillion-dollar bonus for the contractor was included in the budget and can be credited for the bridge's speedy recovery.

Global Caitlyn Jenner opens up about the Kris Jenner feud on This Morning
Author: 0 Caitlyn Jenner opens up about the Kris Jenner feud on This Morning

Jenner has talked previously about her support for the Republican Party. And when asked by presenter Eamonn Holmes if Caitlyn should be attributed for the medal, she replied: "Of course she should yes, the day after the medal I remember waking up that morning, looking into the mirror, I had a medal on the counter I looked in the mirror and said oh my god what did I just do".

Global The White House's official line on Comey's firing unravels
Author: 0 The White House's official line on Comey's firing unravels

In fact, when I chose to just do it I said to myself, 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story. And he said Mr Comey's decision to hold a press conference, where he "laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial" was a "textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do".

Global Liberal Democrats promise an extra month of paid paternity leave
Author: 0 Liberal Democrats promise an extra month of paid paternity leave

Brits would only be allowed to purchase the drug in fully-licensed shops, similar to the system now used in a number of U.S. states. Under the plan, cannabis would only be sold to people over 18 and sales would be strictly regulated; taxing the sale of the drug could generate up to £1 billion per year for the Exchequer.

Global CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS, LLC (:CQH) Achieves New High
Author: 0 CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS, LLC (:CQH) Achieves New High

Analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $8.00 on a short term (1 year) basis. Blackstone Group L.P. now owns 3,837,178 shares of the company's stock worth $112,276,000 after buying an additional 314,262 shares during the period. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, February 8. Zacks Investment Research raised Cheniere Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th.

Global Prosecutor to Appeal Aaron Hernandez Conviction Ruling
Author: 0 Prosecutor to Appeal Aaron Hernandez Conviction Ruling

MA state law typically allows for the overturning of convictions if the convicted person dies before completing the appeals process. "In our book, he's guilty, and he's going to always be guilty", she said , holding back tears. That motion was denied by the judge on Tuesday morning. In the state of MA, murder convictions are automatically appealed to the state's highest court.

Author: 0 UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

However, the youngest voters in the West Midlands are more likely to back Jeremy Corbyn as the best negotiator. The Labour leader accused the USA president, Donald Trump , of recklessly escalating geopolitical tensions, including with North Korea, and criticised Theresa May for forming what he called a "coalition of risk and insecurity with Donald Trump ".

Author: 0 BC election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

Glen Sanford, deputy director for the BC NDP, did not tell the News on what grounds a recount has been asked for, instead stating: "We think it's reasonable to recount the ballots double check everything". Liberal MLA Doug Horne stepped down to run for the federal election as a Conservative. It is hard to speculate what the outcome may be by looking at the 2013 election outcomes since the riding was re-jigged this year, to include Queensborough, a part of the City of New Westminster.

Global Aligarh: 5 men beaten up by cow vigilantes for slaughtering buffalo
Author: 0 Aligarh: 5 men beaten up by cow vigilantes for slaughtering buffalo

A huge crowd soon gathered and began thrashing those slaughtering the buffalo, PTI reports the police as saying. But when four butchers and the seller were overseeing the slaughter and its blood flowed out of the dairy compound, a mob barged in and beat up those slaughtering the animal.

Author: 0 France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

Macron also has said he wants an engineered exit from power of Syrian President Bashar Assad. An IFOP poll for Pèlerin/La Croix found 62 per cent of Catholics voted for the independent candidate, with 71 per cent of regular Mass-goers choosing him over right-wing populist Marine Le Pen.

Author: 0 Haniyeh's election augurs well for Hamas

Haniya takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its global isolation while simultaneously marginalising hardliners within the movement. During the first Palestinian intifada, Israeli security forces jailed Haniya for three years, then deported him to south Lebanon for several months with around 400 Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders in 1992.

Global NiSource Named Top Utility in Forbes' America's Best Employers List
Author: 0 NiSource Named Top Utility in Forbes' America's Best Employers List

Mullen said. According to the company, this recognition highlights Michelin's commitment to building a culture that enables every employee to leverage their unique talents to serve its diverse customers across the US and globally. UCSF and UCSF Health directly employ more than 24,000 people, making it the second-largest employer in San Francisco and the fourth-largest in the Bay Area.

Author: 0 Ottawa to reinforce Trans Mountain pipeline support with BC

The difference between the Liberals and NDP in the popular vote on Tuesday was about 17,800 votes in favour of Clark's party. Among the casualties of the night so far is prominent BC Liberal cabinet minister Peter Fassbender, the former education minister, who conceded defeat to the NDP's Jagrup Brar.

Author: 0 Russian Photographer At White House Trump/Lavrov Meeting Was Working For Tass

Kislyak has been a key figure in investigations of alleged ties between Trump associates and the Russian government. Members of the press reported the president's meeting with the Russian minister was closed to USA media. "President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russian Federation to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and Iranian proxies".

Global Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding
Author: 0 Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will closely examine Russia's plan to establish "de-escalation" zones in Syria . Trump and Lavrov met in private, though both sides cast the session as a sign of ties having improved since the US leader's assessment of them last month as at an "all-time low".

Global This rare albino orangutan needs a name
Author: 0 This rare albino orangutan needs a name

A rare albino orangutan has been rescued in Borneo, and now the foundation that saved her needs help with a name. Hermanu said she may only have survived in the wild due to a protective mother that she apparently became separated from. She suffered from a parasitic infection, is " physically fragile ", and is wary of humans, the group said. Last year, Bornean orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus ) were classified as critically endangered by the IUCN mostly because their homes are being ...

Author: 0 Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

Ukip's sole win was a gain from Labour in Lancashire, as its vote share collapsed nationally from from 22% to less than 5%. In West Garioch the new councillors are Victoria Harper (SNP), Sebastian Leslie (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) and Hazel Smith (Scottish Liberal Democrats).

Author: 0 Steve Harvey: 'I just didn't want to be in this prison anymore'

And yet, some of these people who work for him think it's OK to expect idle chit-chat from him when he's running from place to place or sitting in his dressing room or makeup chair gathering his thoughts to go before the cameras. Either knock or use the doorbell. In the email, Harvey made it clear that he was seeking extra free time throughout his day. "I can't wait for this new season, thank you for all that you do!" The story prompted the former Video Soul host to craft his own list of ...

Author: 0 IPL-10: Nair's patient half century takes Delhi to 168/8 vs Pune

A win over Delhi Daredevils would have taken RPS into the IPL 10 playoffs, but with a defeat, their final game - on Sunday against Kings XI Punjab - becomes a near knockout. After setting a formidable target of 169 for Rising Pune Supergiant to win, Delhi brought down the equation from 52 needed off the last 5 overs with 7 wickets in hand to 25 needed off the last over.

Author: 0 Peterborough City Hospital unaffected by large-scale NHS cyber-attack

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre is assisting the investigation into the incident, apparently caused by a piece of malware called Wanna Decryptor , it said. The Prime Minister said the ransomware hit was "not targeted" at the health service but was part of a wider assault on organisations across a number of countries.

Author: 0 AP Analysis: S. Korea's Moon floats summit; will North bite?

North Korea's Korean Central Television first reported the election of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday night, a day after Moon's election victory. He will send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and Thaad. "Politics were turbulent (in the past several months), but our people showed greatness", Moon said.

Author: 0 Trump to create panel to study voter fraud, suppression

Kobach has been accused of extreme racism and having ties to white nationalists. He has prosecuted only a handful of voting fraud cases in his state. Potential panel members include former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the official said .

Global Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
Author: 0 Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

Purdue said he'll also keep issuing waivers to a regulation requiring that more whole grains be served at schools. We gonna cut history out because there are kids who are bored with history? In one of his first major actions, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said his department would delay an upcoming requirement to reduce the amount of sodium in U.S.

Author: 0 OBOR: Nepal now part of Xi's flagship plan

He will attend the inaugural session of the summit and the plenary meeting of the high-level dialogue and the state banquet. Sourabh Gupta, a senior specialist with the Institute for China-America Studies, said the BRI should be understood in terms of existing great and rising major powers, and how countries can create an global system that is inclusive and in which all participants can frame the rules.

Author: 0 Top US General Vows to 'Destroy' Islamic State in Afghanistan

The Interior Ministry said government airstrikes had also destroyed a clandestine radio station that ISIS-K used to broadcast religious messages. Hasib, appointed previous year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a U.S. John Nicholson said in a statement issued Sunday from US military headquarters in Kabul. The slain IS chief, they said, also directed fighters to behead local elders in front of their families and ordered the kidnapping of women and girls to force them to marry ...

Author: 0 Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting

European Union and United States sanctions and Russian Federation, and the Trump administration's plan to cut spending on climate change and environmental protection programmes, have cast a shadow over the council's work. Arctic policy Finland may be confronted with. It's both a neighbour to Russian Federation and a part of the western alliance and I think it has a lot to contribute to maintaining the good working atmosphere that has prevailed in the Arctic Council.

Author: 0 B.C.'s absentee ballots likely to solidify a minority government: economist

Following Tuesday's election, the Liberals have 43 seats, the NDP won 41 and the Greens took three. Kevin Milligan found that the BC NDP enjoy an absentee ballot advantage in provincial elections - and this time, that advantage could see them gaining some seats, losing others, but still maintaining the same count they had on election night.

Global Man surrenders after holding off police 2 days
Author: 0 Man surrenders after holding off police 2 days

Authorities say they have a medic ready to treat him outside, but will not go inside. Trenton Police told NBC10 members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Regional Fugitive Task Force were initially at the house to serve a warrant when Reese opened fire.

Global ASEAN countries continue to court China
Author: 0 ASEAN countries continue to court China

A draft of the chairman statement before the start of pre-summit meetings on Wednesday also showed ASEAN leaders affirming the importance of "full respect to legal and diplomatic processes" in solving disputes in South China Sea. The joint statement of ASEAN leaders, released early Sunday in the wake of the summit, was notably silent on China's defeat to the Philippines before the Hague-based arbitration court, which invalidated the basis of Beijing's sweeping claims over the South China Sea.

Global Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

Nearly two hours after Trump's tweet , Merriam-Webster's official Twitter account posted that although they were reluctant, they had to establish the difference between "council" and "counsel". Yates' warning about Flynn capped weeks of concern among top Obama officials, former officials told the AP. He was sacked, with the White House citing "an eroding level of trust".

Author: 0 White House claims "near uprising" at Federal Bureau of Investigation led to Comey firing

He said in an NBC News interview on Thursday that Mr Comey told him once over dinner and twice by telephone that he is not under investigation. According to multiple news reports Wednesday night, Trump had grown increasingly angry and frustrated over Comey's handling of the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to meddle in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 New Report Details The Moment FBI Director Comey Realized Trump Was 'Crazy'

Trump said he queried of Comey. The New York Times pleaded with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "save your honor" and appoint a special counsel to investigate President Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "They said Mr. Comey never gave Mr. Trump any such guidance, which would violate longstanding policies on criminal investigations", The Journal reported .

Author: 0 Trump meets Russian minister amid chaos

But the meeting will be impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama amid investigations into possible election-year collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin. Up until the moment of his dismissal, Director Comey was actively investigating President Donald John Trump's connection to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Global Trump to receive Russias foreign minister this week
Author: 0 Trump to receive Russias foreign minister this week

When asked if Comey's firing "cast a shadow" over the meeting, Lavrov looked surprised and answered, "Was he fired?" before telling the reporter in a deadpan voice, "You are kidding". Besides Syria, there are multiple investigations into Russia's influence into November's election. Sen. The agreement calls for the creation of four "de-escalation zones" to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.

Global Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'
Author: 0 Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

Prior to the Senate committee's hearing, questions were raised by Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, as to Barack Obama's handling of Flynn. Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinized by the FBI as it conducts a similar investigation.

Author: 0 Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

Salaheddine Mezoua of Morocco, who presided over the last high-level climate negotiations in 2016, said he trusted that "the good sense and pragmatic spirit President Trump and his team" would prevail. The United States is world's second biggest polluter, behind China, and withdrawing from the agreement would severely limit the global impact of the Paris pact.

Global Dem: GOP 'looking for a unicorn' on ObamaCare repeal deal
Author: 0 Dem: GOP 'looking for a unicorn' on ObamaCare repeal deal

The bill has now been moved to the Senate, where GOP members are less eager to bow to pressure from the White House and have threatened to rewrite the bill. A near-majority, 49 percent, say they don't expect the bill to affect them very much, or that they aren't sure what effect it would have. "But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm".

Author: 0 North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

North Korea accused the United States of resorting to "every conceivable scheme" to encourage countries to apply sanctions, "even intimidating others into the implementation, openly threatening that they would be faced with "strong measures of sanction" by the U.S.", said the statement .

Global May and Corbyn to trade blows as General Election campaign turns nasty
Author: 0 May and Corbyn to trade blows as General Election campaign turns nasty

The Ukip leader tried to mock Jeremy Corbyn following the leak of Labour's manifesto, saying he said would have "surrendered... the Falkland Islands to Australia". And he added: "Labour is committed actively to pursue disarmament under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and we are committed to no first use of nuclear weapons".

Global Syrian Opposition Captures Most of Tabqa from Daesh
Author: 0 Syrian Opposition Captures Most of Tabqa from Daesh

In an effort to retake ISIS' last major stronghold, President Trump has approved arming Kurdish forces in Syria despite opposition from Turkey. In talks that Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White described as good and calm, the officials reaffirmed their support for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria.

Author: 0 North Korea vows to find 'plot' culprits

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated South Korea's new president on his election victory, and the two agreed to work closely in dealing with North Korea. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". "Mun Jae-In. was elected to be the 19th-term "president" with 41 per cent voting rate", it said, using the McCune-Reischauer transliteration system that is standard in North Korea.

Global PM, chief ministers travel to China to attend Belt and Road Forum
Author: 0 PM, chief ministers travel to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

During a meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his USA counterpart Donald Trump that China welcomes US participation in the Belt and Road Initiative. Strategic rivals have criticised the project as an attempt by China to buy influence in developing countries, who risk losing control of key infrastructure like ports under heavy debt burdens.

Author: 0 Join The Daily Echo in a Q&A to help fight fake news

The article by editor Gary Shipton raises the issue of trust which is essential. How do people train to be a journalist? "A free press is very important". Charlotte Wickins, manager of the Chichester Business Improvement District (BID), said: "Chichester Business Improvement District members are proud to support our local media and BID businesses by fighting fake news".

Author: 0 White House advisers struggle to keep Comey story straight

Trump said his decision of firing Comey might confuse people but he termed this exercise as a "right thing for the American people". In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe contradicted Mr Trump's assessment of turmoil at the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Mr Comey.

Author: 0 Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

President Donald Trump congratulated Moon on his victory in Tuesday's snap election and invited South Korea's new leader to visit the White House. Moon also has said he would reconsider the deployment of a controversial US missile defense system known as THAAD, which was installed on the divided peninsula based on an agreement with ousted President Park Geun-hye.

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