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Ahead of state elections, BJP keen to set perceptions right

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The Congress filed complaints against BJP president Amit Shah, former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa, Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde and MP Pratap Simha for violating the model code of conduct in Karnataka ahead of the Assembly polls for offering Rs 5 lakh to the family of a deceased RSS worker, H Raju, who was killed in 2016. Read More »

WA's distracted-driving death rates soar to double the five year average

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Bishop said that unless swift action is taken, he believes the number of deaths linked to driver distraction will surpass alcohol-related traffic deaths in the near future. The findings come from the Travelers Companies' 2018 Travelers Risk Index , which focuses on distracted driving and perception of risks among drivers and passengers. Read More »

State Trooper Injured in Shooting in Hot Spring County — ASP

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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger, 49, of Fort Worth, Texas is accused of firing on Trooper Sheldon around 8:42 p.m. According to state police, a driver opened fire on Sheldon during the traffic stop. Kittinger was taken into custody and sustained a gunshot wound. Read More »

Sacramento Sheriff's Car Hits Protester at Stephon Clark Vigil

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A statement from the sheriff's department described the collision as happening at "slow speeds", surrounded by protesters "yelling while pounding and kicking the vehicles' exterior". The officers - one of whom is black - were put on leave but days of disruptive protests followed the incident, which has revived a recurring debate over police abuses against African Americans. Read More »

US Supreme Court sides in favor of campus cop in 2010 shooting

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Officers were called to Amy Hughes' house following a report that someone was hacking a tree with a knife. They arrived and saw Hughes holding a knife. In ruling for the officer Monday, the Supreme Court said excessive force is an area of the law where the result depends heavily on the specific facts of each case. Read More »

Man shot in neck during officer-involved shooting at NC gas station

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The owner of the vehicle was valid and drove it from the scene, receiving a warning about the headlight. According to the criminal complaint, David Cargno, 52, of Stone Harbor initially told authorities he bumped into his girlfriend and she fell backwards after police received reports of a man dragging an unconscious woman in the vicinity of the casino entrance. Read More »

Fellow Democrats tell embattled Congresswoman Esty to resign

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The other eight - all men - were themselves the target of misconduct complaints; in Esty's case, criticism was leveled at her handling of the allegations against Baker. A spokesman for Baker told Hearst Connecticut Media and the Washington Post that he denies some of the allegations. In an email on Monday, Ms. Kain said her experience was illustrative of "a flawed system created to protect powerful people and that isolates and ignores those who need protection most". Read More »

Won't Be Censored by 'Agenda-Driven Intimidation Efforts'

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Hogg said he didn't agree with Erickson's assessment and that he would rule out any chance of going on Ingraham's show until she "apologizes to all the people she has hurt throughout her professional career because of her immaturity and unprofessionalism". Read More »

Defunct China space lab to become celestial fireball

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The JFSCC does not track what happens to space debris after it re-enters the atmosphere. That is the fate that befell China's first space station attempt which the country simply told the rest of the world "ceased to function". China launched Tiangong-1 in September 2011 to test technologies intended for a future space station. It had stopped working in March 2016. It now looks as if Tiangong 1 , China's defunct space lab , will be falling to Earth later Sunday evening, ... Read More »

Singapore's manufacturing activity grows for 19th straight month in March

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A PMI reading above 50 indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. While DBS economist Irvin Seah noted that the outlook for the manufacturing sector has remained sanguine on the back of the synchronised global recovery, many manufacturers here are "probably near the peak of their utilisation rate". Read More »

Weather week ahead: Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday and Friday

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TUESDAY EVENING/NIGHT: A line of fast moving storms is expected to cross our area from NW to SE. Tuesday night a cold front will bring a 80% coverage or showers and thunderstorms. This means that the stronger storms will be centralized across the I-65 corridor and continue into areas along the I-75 corridor. A few rays of sunshine during this period could help to recharge the atmosphere for Round 2, which would come along later in the afternoon. Read More »

Teachers protest force school closings in 2 U.S. states

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Music teacher Noah Karvelis told NPR that he often has 40 students in a classroom with just seven pianos, and "The math just doesn't add up". Schools in West Virginia were closed for nine consecutive school days during the strike until the state legislature passed a 5 percent pay raise for teachers. Read More »

Steve Smith, David Warner to push for relaxation of their cricket bans

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In this parody, the iconic scene from Sholay is recreated and Ponting is Gabbar Singh and what happens next will be a visual treat for you. While the public may retract some of their support if the guilty trio appeal the bans, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said the players had every right to do so. Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu Zigzags, Puts African Migrant Deal With UNHCR on Hold

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These migrants were offered $3,500 to relocate to an unnamed "third country" - widely reported to be Uganda or Rwanda - or return to their home country. Shlomo Maslawi, a Tel Aviv councillor who has organised protests against the presence of many African migrants in the south of the city, said the deal was a "disaster that will reverberate for generations to come". Read More »

BJP lashes out at CM after his apology to Jaitley

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Ram Jethmalani, the Senior Advocate representing me, were without my knowledge and/or instructions", it added. Kejriwal also apologised for Jethmalani's use of objectionable words against Jaitley during his cross-examination. He said he was "unequivocally withdrawing" all the allegations levelled against Jaitley made in print, electronic or social media. As per reported by a leading news agency, the defamation suit has not been withdrawn by Jaitley, but a joint application has been filed for ... Read More »

Met Éireann warn of heavy rain and strong winds tonight

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In the northern half of the country the highest temperatures on Easter Monday will be between 4 to 6 degrees. Elsewhere turning less cold with rain gradually giving way to showers. Monday will start off as a cloudy, damp day, with showers moving actoss the country and high temperatures of 9 to 10 degrees. Lowest temperatures ranging from 1 degree in the northwest to 6 in the southeast. Read More »

UK Labour faces fresh turbulence over anti-Semitism row

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We all desperately need to bring people together now. "We are a democratic party and we thrive on decency'". "And if Labour is seen as anti-Semitic, then that is going to be at risk". Lord Alan Sugar has been urged to "delete and disown" a tweet showing a mocked-up image of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sat beside Adolf Hitler . Read More »

Cliff crash that killed family appears 'intentional,' authoritie

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Sarah and Jennifer Hart and 3 of their adopted children - 19-year-old Markis, 14-year-old Jeremiah and 14-year-old Abigail - were confirmed dead on Wednesday by Mendocino County (California) authorities. Authorities are still searching for the 3 missing children. Police have said conditions at the house indicated that any trip would have been temporary. Read More »

14 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on refugee camp in Yemen

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A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed at least 12 civilians, including seven children, in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, media reports citing medics and witnesses. When the Houthis fired missiles at Riyadh last November, the coalition responded by shutting Yemen's airports and ports. Late year the coalition, under global pressure, eased a three-week blockade imposed on Yemeni ports and airports in November in response to a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis toward the Saudi ... Read More »

Dean Elgar's eye-popping catch of Tim Paine increases Australia's pain

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Elgar admitted to some sympathy for the Australians after a week marred by the ball-tampering scandal which resulted in former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being sent home and banned. Cummins was the only wicket to fall in the morning session when he was trapped leg before wicket by spinner Keshav Maharaj (3-92), but South Africa ran through the tail after lunch. Read More »

Schools shut in Oklahoma amid teacher protest

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Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week increasing taxes on cigarettes, fuel and oil and gas production to provide teachers with raises of about $6,100, or 15 to 18 percent. "We will be back in the schools when our members tell us to", Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association told CNN. With her vehicle decked out in a message for lawmakers and a sign to go with it, Eugene Field teacher Kirsten McCullough is ready to head to the Capitol. Read More »

Uttar Pradesh on boil over SC/ST Act agitation

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While protests in Madhya Pradesh , Punjab and Rajasthan turned violent , in AP, Dalit activists and students participated in peaceful protests across the state. Any deviation from the directions would automatically lead to the contempt of the Supreme Court , the Bench had warned. Movement of trains on Agra-Jaipur and Jhansi-Delhi sections were affected after the protesters squatted on railway tracks, sources said. Read More »

Donald Trump to host Japan PM Shinzo Abe on April 17

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Abe's visit to the U.S. comes when the two Koreas are scheduled to hold a summit on April 27, in an endeavour to improve bilateral ties between them. It said only that Abe and Trump would meet at Trump's Florida estate to "discuss worldwide campaign to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea " and to "explore ways to expand fair and reciprocal trade and investment ties between the United States and Japan". Read More »