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ESPN, Fox Sports Team Up for UFC TV-Rights Bid

ESPN, Fox Sports Team Up for UFC TV-Rights Bid ESPN would reportedly be willing to fork over between $120 to $180 million per year for part of the UFC's television rights with plans to put as many as 15 events per year on their new streaming service ESPN+ that just launched last week. The network now airs the bulk of the UFC's bills, as well as flagship programs "The Ultimate Fighter" and "UFC Tonight". Fox Sports now has rights that expire ... [Full Article...]

USA airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire

USA airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire Hours before the overflight agreement was due to expire at 7:59pm (2359 GMT), the State Department confirmed that Russian Federation granted the much-needed extension. She said that the Russian government had canceled a planned meeting in Washington this week to negotiate a renewal of the deal but did not give a reason for backing out. [Full Article...]

MP, Raj, Chhattisgarh to move SC against SC/ST Act verdict

MP, Raj, Chhattisgarh to move SC against SC/ST Act verdict The top court, on March 20, introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the Act while issuing order that there would be no automatic arrest on any complaint filed under the law. In "Our state has been always sensitive towards SCs and STs and hence the order (April 6) has been taken back". Automatically, it becomes law of the land, he added. [Full Article...]

Sex for degree: Woman lecturer held in TN

Sex for degree: Woman lecturer held in TN Facing tough questions from the media, Governor Purohit defended his decision to appoint a one-man commission to enquire into an issue that involves a woman professor allegedly asking girl students to do sexual favours for university officials. [Full Article...]

Internet and satellite existed since Mahabharata era, claims Tripura CM

Internet and satellite existed since Mahabharata era, claims Tripura CM The Tripura CM said that since the Mahabharata era India had been on the top of technology, but got lost somehow in the middle. Deb said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a push to digitisation of India. He was attending an event aimed at the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Tripura. Last year, the minister said the first flying machine was invented by Indian scho... [Full Article...]

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY - Extremely critical fire danger

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY - Extremely critical fire danger Fri: High: 68 Low: 46 Increasing clouds. The red flag warning was issued for Barber, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stafford, Stanton and Steven counties. [Full Article...]

Asian Nations Cautious About the US Back in TPP

Asian Nations Cautious About the US Back in TPP He added that bilateral deals between two nations are "far more efficient, profitable and better" for American workers. US Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, said he was "very impressed" that Trump had assigned Kudlow and Lighthizer "the task to see if we couldn't take another look at TPP". [Full Article...]

California City REJECTS 'Sanctuary' Nightmare — WEST COAST REVOLT

California City REJECTS 'Sanctuary' Nightmare — WEST COAST REVOLT Senate Bill 54, which limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by prohibiting state and local law enforcement agencies from using public funds to "investigate, interrogate, detain, detect or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes". [Full Article...]

McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller Though there is some debate whether Congress can limit the president's power over the executive branch, a bipartisan group of senators has drafted legislation that would write into law current Justice Department regulations holding that only department leaders can fire a special counsel. [Full Article...]

EU Court: Poland's Forest Management Led to Partial Loss of Bialowieza Site

EU Court: Poland's Forest Management Led to Partial Loss of Bialowieza Site The forest, which straddles the border with Belarus, is home to the nearly extinct European bison and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. They held protests and brought the case before the court past year. But the European Commission will be able to push for sanctions should Poland cut down more trees in the forest in the future. [Full Article...]

Douglas County fire crews dealing with third fire

Douglas County fire crews dealing with third fire UPDATE 11:50 a.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Highway 67 is closed southwest of Sedalia. The pre-evacuation order has been lifted. Separately, crews from multiple agencies are on the scene of a wildfire burning to the south, near Tomah Road and Dawson Butte. [Full Article...]

France Pledges over $60 Million to Syria Aid

France Pledges over $60 Million to Syria Aid The best way for Britain to maintain a strong trade relationship with Europe would be to remain a member of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. Nearly one year into his term, French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the airstrikes in Syria and defend an economic reform agenda that has prompted widespread worker strikes. [Full Article...]

Kentucky Education Commissioner resigns

Kentucky Education Commissioner resigns Governor Matt Bevin says he expects the newly appointed members of the Kentucky Board of Education will "do what is best for Kentucky". The Kentucky Commissioner of Education has resigned amid controversy around ongoing teacher protests and rallies. [Full Article...]

Police Hunt For Poker Player After Casino Picnic Murder

Police Hunt For Poker Player After Casino Picnic Murder The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Anthony Wrobel, a 5-foot-9 white man who weighs approximately 197 pounds, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Robert Plummer discusses the slaying of Venetian executive Mia Banks, during a news conference at Metro headquarters on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Police launched the dragnet for Wrobel after the shooting. [Full Article...]

BC to AB: we'll sue you!

BC to AB: we'll sue you! Using the new licence powers, the Alberta government could play the gas pumps in Metro Vancouver like video games, jacking up the prices practically at will. Parkland also supplies 40% of the jet fuel at the Vancouver airport. "If there's anything in this legislation that even suggests a possibility of discrimination against British Columbians, we will take every step necessary to protect the inte... [Full Article...]

Alaska Air Group, Inc

Lau Assoc has 1.79% invested in Alaska Air Group , Inc. The target indicates a potential upside of 4.28% from company's previous close. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $38.456 and compares with the $33.11 52-week low. [Full Article...]

7-year-old girl kidnapped from wedding, raped and murdered in Etah

7-year-old girl kidnapped from wedding, raped and murdered in Etah Everybody was busy enjoying the function when suddenly the girl went missing during the garland exchange ceremony. A nine-year-old girl was on Sunday brutally raped in Kala Shah Kaku's Pindi Ratan Singh area. He strangled the victim to death after raping her. Sonu Jatav (19), who was given the task of putting up tents for the marriage ceremony lured the girl, raped her and subsequently killed ... [Full Article...]

U.S. wants Arab force to replace its troops in Syria, WSJ

U.S. wants Arab force to replace its troops in Syria, WSJ There are about 2,000 American troops deployed inside Syria, and Trump has expressed a desire to withdraw at least some of them this year. "We made a proposal to the (previous US) Obama administration that if the US were to send forces... [Full Article...]

Sacramento police release more video of Stephon Clark shooting

Sacramento police release more video of Stephon Clark shooting The Sacramento Police Department on Monday released hours of additional video footage and 911 calls from a fatal police-involved shooting of an unarmed black man last month that sparked days of protests . In body-camera video, an officer approaches three others as they shine their flashlights on the outer walls. The helicopter footage begins in the end point of this re lease. [Full Article...]

Commonwealth Games Chairman Peter Beattie apologises for disastrous Closing Ceremony

Commonwealth Games Chairman Peter Beattie apologises for disastrous Closing Ceremony This time, it's because they...forgot to include the athletes in last night's closing ceremony. "Look at Duncan Scott ( winner of six medals in the swimming pool) - best-ever result by a single athlete", he said in a BBC Scotland interview."And not forgetting (bowler) Alex Marshall - most decorated athlete". [Full Article...]


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