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10 arrested for attempting to smuggle meth through DFW Airport

10 arrested for attempting to smuggle meth through DFW Airport No actual drugs or explosives were ever smuggled, according to authorities. 'Smugglers are constantly seeking new ways to move illegal contraband across the country and we will do whatever necessary to thwart these criminals at every turn. [Full Article...]

Tennis player Karolina Pliskova takes it out on umpire's chair

Tennis player Karolina Pliskova takes it out on umpire's chair The outburst overshadowed what was an otherwise great day for Sakkari, who fell behind 1-5 in the first set to the soon-to-be-fined world No. 5 before rallying for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win, which was her first against a top-five player. After the match, Pliskova didn't shake hands with the chair umpire and struck the chair several times with her racket. Pliskova's error on the ensuing rally allowed S... [Full Article...]

'Call me Equinor': Statoil changes name

'Call me Equinor': Statoil changes name The company said Monday it expects the name change to take effect Wednesday, and the ticker symbol STL will leave the Oslo exchange at the end of the trading day May 15. "A name with "oil" as a component would increasingly be a disadvantage", said Eldar Saetre, Statoil's chief executive, told Reuters . Statoil is one of the leading producers of oil and gas in the world, drawing on reserve... [Full Article...]

SC upholds Khaleda's bail in graft case

SC upholds Khaleda's bail in graft case Zia has challenged her conviction and the five-year jail term in the Orphanage Trust corruption case in the high court. But on March 19, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed till May 8 the High Court order , granting two leave to appeal petitions filed by the ACC and the state against the bail. [Full Article...]

Bound Saudi referee given red card following bribery charges

Bound Saudi referee given red card following bribery charges According to the SAFF, 32-year-old Al Mirdasi contacted an Al Ittihad official, who handed the messages over. FIFA says it "notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities" and is now requesting more information from the SAFF. [Full Article...]

Moon sighted in Pakistan and India, Ramzan to begin from May 17

Moon sighted in Pakistan and India, Ramzan to begin from May 17 Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 4:49pm on May 15. Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomica... [Full Article...]

Europe, Iran diplomats plan to save nuclear deal

Europe, Iran diplomats plan to save nuclear deal Merkel told the German parliament on May 16 that while the pact was "anything but ideal.it's not right to cancel this agreement in this situation now". "The civil war in Syria and the fight against Islamic terrorism have escalated into a regional conflict of an enormous scale, which can not be resolved without Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and, I would say, Europe", Merkel said in th... [Full Article...]

Turkish banker to be sentenced in USA court, straining relations

Turkish banker to be sentenced in USA court, straining relations Mehmet Hakan Atilla was convicted in January for participating in a plot to help Iran spend billions of its oil and gas revenues in other other countries through Halkbank, Turkey's state-controlled bank. Lockard said the sanctions-busting scheme was "monumental in scope and momentous in timing" given the negotiations aimed at curtailing the nuclear aims of a state sponsor of terrorism and prevent... [Full Article...]

Florida teacher allegedly drowns raccoons in front of students

Florida teacher allegedly drowns raccoons in front of students Kevin Christian , a spokesperson for Marion County School Board, said in a statement, " While law enforcement tells us the teacher may not have done anything illegal, his actions before students are certainly questionable ". Caught them in cages. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission launched an investigation after parents notified the agency, according to FOX51. The commission's findings w... [Full Article...]

Photo of college graduate wearing AR-10 rifle goes viral

Photo of college graduate wearing AR-10 rifle goes viral Kaitlin Bennett posted the photo , which has more than 8,400 likes and 1,800 retweets, on Twitter Sunday night. Two days later, Bennett followed up on the post by tweeting , "I have no apologies for my graduation photos ". "Graduates are no longer considered students and would be permitted to open-carry, per the university policy", said Eric Mansfield, the school's executive director of medi... [Full Article...]

Portugal: Fans interrupt Sporting practice, assault players

Portugal: Fans interrupt Sporting practice, assault players The attackers, numbering about 50, also brandished weapons at coach Jorge Jesus and other players, who were caught by surprise in their changing room after training, reports said. Dost is understood to be out of Sunday's cup final against Aves. "Sporting is not this, Sporting can not be this". The Portuguese league also condemned "the violent acts [that] the players and coaching staff of Sport... [Full Article...]

President Trump admits he repaid attorney Michael Cohen in financial form

President Trump admits he repaid attorney Michael Cohen in financial form President Donald Trump listed a payment of more than $100,000 to his attorney Michael Cohen as a reimbursement to a third party, a revelation made in a 2017 financial disclosure form with the Office of Government Ethics. Personal gifts disclosed by Trump include golf-related items from two professional golfers: a golf bag and clubs worth $1,150 from Kevin Streelman and $750 clubs from Bryson... [Full Article...]

Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path'

Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path' A new Italian government was put on hold on Monday after the leader of anti-establishment Five Star Movement asked President Sergio Mattarella for a few more days to form a coalition with the far-right League. Italy, along with Greece, has taken the brunt of the Mediterranean migrant crisis and has been credited with saving Europe's honour for its efforts to save lives at sea. [Full Article...]

European Union chief Tusk chides Trump for 'capricious' policies

European Union chief Tusk chides Trump for 'capricious' policies He has made us realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm". It was crucial, he said, that the European Union stuck to its guns and refused to talk trade with the USA until it received a permanent exemption from punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imposed by Washington on the grounds of national security. [Full Article...]

Man killed when vaping pen explodes, sending pieces into his skull

Man killed when vaping pen explodes, sending pieces into his skull Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia died on Cinco de Mayo in St. Petersburg after his vape pen burst into flames in his bedroom. Officials found him with a wound to his top lip area and areas of burns to his body. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that smokers should not leave pens charging overnight or use off-brand chargers. There were 195 separate e-cigarette fire and explosion incidents in th... [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. says he can't recall discussing Russia probe with his father

Trump Jr. says he can't recall discussing Russia probe with his father Other witnesses have said that Donald Trump has a blocked number. - Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee past year he did not recall ever discussing the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his int... [Full Article...]

Gina Haspel: Torturers should be punished, not promoted

Gina Haspel: Torturers should be punished, not promoted 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. [Full Article...]

Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled

Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled UPDATE 9:14 a.m.: On the Dixon High School's website they have a banner at the top of the page alerting parents they can pick up their children. Authorities had not yet released the identity of the suspect, who was undergoing medical treatment for minor injuries. [Full Article...]

Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest Two Nepalese Sherpas, a man and a woman, on Wednesday set new world records for most ascents the world's highest peak, Mount Everest . Ang Kami Sherpa's 22nd ascent to the summit created a new record for the most visits to the peak of Everest . [Full Article...]

Republican senator threatens to ask EPA chief to resign

Republican senator threatens to ask EPA chief to resign Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questioning Wednesday from senators about ethics investigations involving his travel spending, security precautions and large raises for young aides. "Unfortunately, I am concerned that numerous important policy efforts you are engaged in are being overshadowed because of issues related to you and your management of agency", she said. [Full Article...]


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