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Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas A tornado was confirmed near Tulsa International Airport on Tuesday morning, KTUL reported. "The ground remains very saturated and may elevate the flood threat". School districts in Oklahoma City, nearby Norman and elsewhere in Oklahoma canceled classes with forecasts of hail and wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour (128 kph). [Full Article...]

Pompeo Claims 'Quite Possible' Iran Was Behind Latest Attacks on UAE Ships

Pompeo Claims 'Quite Possible' Iran Was Behind Latest Attacks on UAE Ships He did not clarify what threats he meant. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran deal in 2018. Iranian officials said on Monday that they had increased by fourfold the production of low-enriched uranium - although the increase remains for the moment within the restrictions of the deal. [Full Article...]

USA intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off Alaska coast

USA intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off Alaska coast The Russian planes were entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone when they were intercepted, but they remained in global airspace - never entering American or Canadian airspace, according to NORAD. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said on Twitter that the USA planes accompanied the Russian aircraft along part of their route. Russian military officials acknowledged th... [Full Article...]

Canadian citizen one of five killed in Honduras plane crash

Canadian citizen one of five killed in Honduras plane crash On Sunday, the State Department said four of those killed were US citizens and that the USA embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa is providing assistance. Stefano Maron said consular officials in the capital, Tegucigalpa, were in contact with local authorities and providing assistance to the victim's family. [Full Article...]

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alberta

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alberta Livestock and pets evacuated earlier were not to be returned to the evacuation zone. "In the event of an evacuation order you will be notified of reception centre locations and evacuation routes". Meanwhile, an out-of-control wildfire about 25 kilometres southwest of High Level that covers 25,000 hectares was expected to grow Sunday due to strong wind gusts from the southeast. [Full Article...]

Baby taken from murdered mother's womb opens eyes for the first time

Baby taken from murdered mother's womb opens eyes for the first time ABC 7 reported that on the same day multiple residents near where Ms Ochoa-Lopez's body was discovered claimed they saw an older woman distressed, holding a newborn baby wrapped in a towel and screaming that she had just given birth to a baby that wasn't breathing. [Full Article...]

U.S. billionaire offsets loans of graduating students

U.S. billionaire offsets loans of graduating students For the students at Morehouse, an all-male, historically black college in Atlanta that costs about $48,500 per year to attend, the gift could be transformative, especially in the unsettled years after graduation. "And we will show it to each other through our actions and through our words and through our deeds". Aaron Mitchom, a graduating student at Morehouse, told the Associated Press that... [Full Article...]

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home On May 18, 2019, twenty years after that deadly shooting, Eubanks was found dead in his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado . The death was reported early Saturday morning. He removed all negative influences in his life, replacing them with things and people which held him accountable for his actions. Eubanks, who was having lunch with friends in the library, was shot in the hand and knee. [Full Article...]

Australian election: Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall

Australian election: Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall After congratulating his opponent and new Member for Warringah Zali Steggall, Mr Abbott said he was proud of his 25-year spell in office. "I will push for real action, so our children and generations to come can enjoy the environment and our attractive beaches, and our handsome country, the way we enjoy it", she said. [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha Elections: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to meet NDA allies today

Lok Sabha Elections: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to meet NDA allies today Please keep vigil outside strongrooms and counting centres. The state's specific results were not available for other exit polls, though most predicted big wins for BJP-led alliance in the North East. NaMo Tv was a TV channel meant for publicising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies and political messages that went off air two days before the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol agent: 'We need help'

Border Patrol agent: 'We need help' Prosecutors say the texts show Bowen's frame of mind at the time of the assault and that they contradict his later insistence that didn't know he had hit the man and had struck him unintentionally. The Border Patrol agency has come under intense scrutiny in recent months over its treatment of children apprehended at the border. Last week, a 2-year-old boy from Guatemala died at a hospital in El ... [Full Article...]

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president The General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in the April 17 election, giving Widodo a 55.5% share of votes against 44.5% for Prabowo Subianto . Widodo's challenger for a second time, former general Prabowo Subianto, refused to accept defeat and declared himself the victor last month. Although independent observers and analysts have said the poll was ... [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Andrea 2019 to track south of Bermuda

Subtropical Storm Andrea 2019 to track south of Bermuda According to Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach, this marks the fifth year in a row a named storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean before the start of hurricane season on June 1. Weather forecasters have posthumously upgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5. "This morning it had a 40 percent chance of becoming a depression over th... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet as Tension Between Two Countries Escalate

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet as Tension Between Two Countries Escalate Heavy water helps cool reactors producing plutonium that can be used in nuclear weapons. His warning comes after days of increased tensions between the two sides. That area is home to many Iran-supported militias. With tensions rising, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran". [Full Article...]

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU The committee behind the initiative collected the necessary number of signatures to trigger a referendum under Switzerland's unique system of direct democracy . What did Swiss officials say? Losing Schengen status would also have a knock-on effect on immigration because, as a non-Schengen country, Switzerland would cease to be covered by the so-called Dublin Regulation. [Full Article...]

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say their drone targeted Saudi Arabia airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say their drone targeted Saudi Arabia airport While Riyadh and Abu Dhabi failed to produce evidence of the attacks on their vessels, pictures emerged of a Norwegian-flagged tanker at the port having sustained some damage. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. American officials say the action aims to curb Iran's political influence in the Middle East. Najran, 840 kilometers (525 miles) southwest of Riyadh , is right on the Saudi border with Y... [Full Article...]

Ford announces 7,000 job cuts

Ford announces 7,000 job cuts Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 7,000 salaried jobs- about 10% of its global white-collar workforce - as pressures mount on the auto industry to keep up with technological shifts amid a global sales slowdown. Ford revealed an $11 billion investment a year ago to refocus on overseas sales and a modernization of its fleet by focusing more on electric and autonomous driving technology. [Full Article...]

Pete Buttigieg Takes Extreme Position on Abortion During Fox News Town Hall

Pete Buttigieg Takes Extreme Position on Abortion During Fox News Town Hall After being pressed Sunday night by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace , Pete Buttigieg told the host he believes there should be no limit on abortion, arguing he thinks it's best to allow those obtaining abortions "to draw the line" on when it's acceptable. [Full Article...]

Tourists injured in Giza blast

Tourists injured in Giza blast The blast marks the second attack on tourists in Egypt in just six months. However, attacks in Cairo , no matter how small or low the number of victims, tend to receive wide publicity overseas, something that affects the country's lucrative tourism industry now showing signs of recovery after years of slumping. [Full Article...]

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes The 737 Max, the workhorse aircraft of carriers, was grounded globally in March following a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 on board, five months after a Lion Air 737 Max flight crashed and killed 189 people off the coast of Jakarta. [Full Article...]


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