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Raptors to boycott Trump hotels on team road trips

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In fact, maybe just one of the 17 that had used them before. According to a report from the Washington Post , at least 12 National Basketball Association teams had stayed at Trump's Manhattan hotel since it opened in 2010. He has called for NFL teams to fire players who do not stand for the American national anthem at games and demanded the firing of ESPN host Jemele Hill for a tweet he found offensive. Read More »

Guman opens fire in market in Trelleborg, Sweden

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Police Skåne spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: "We received several calls about a suspected shooting in central Trelleborg". Trelleborg is a Swedish port town located 64 kilometers southeast of Copenhagen in Denmark. "We are blocking certain areas and will conduct an investigation". "Right now, it's locked off", he tells local media. Local police are urging residents to stay away from the area. Read More »

Trump to nominate White House aide to head DHS

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Nielsen is a close confidant of Kelly and an expert in national security policy. Nielsen worked on homeland security issues during stings with the TSA and on the White House Homeland Security Council under George W. That has included limiting access to the president to some who had formerly enjoyed near-unimpeded access. Elaine Duke has been filling in as acting secretary in the meantime. Read More »

Justice Department latest sanctuary city move on Chicago, Cook County

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The DOJ says that Chicago, IL; New Orleans , LA; New York , NY; Philadelphia, PA and Cook County, IL have failed to comply with a section of the law that prohibits government entities from impeding immigration agents. The DOJ claims that an NOPD policy "may" violate a federal statute that deals with how local governments provide information to federal immigration officials "depending on how your jurisdiction interprets and applies them", Alan Hanson, acting assistant attorney general wrote. Read More »

Warm with chance of scattered showers

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We'll have partly cloudy skies as well with a light breeze out of the southeast. This front will move southward into western Mass by late Sunday and Monday with showers and cooler temps to follow behind it. Our coolest night will be Thursday night into Friday morning with some mid to upper 30s possible! Low temperatures Wednesday morning should be middle 40s under clear skies. Read More »

Tata Teleservices to merge with Bharti Airtel as Chandrasekaran offloads dragging business

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Airtel , for which this is the seventh acquisition in five years, will gain access to around 180 MHz of spectrum spread across 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 2100 MHz bands. Through the merger the employees can be absorbed in the merged entity. The merger of Tata Teleservices into Bharti Airtel will not result in any cash outgo from Bharti Airtel , the company said in a statement. Read More »

Sterling slides as Brexit talks hit a 'deadlock'

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Barnier said that there was "deadlock" on the issue of the scale of Britain's financial settlement and that there had been no negotiations on the issue this week. "Time to put a tiger in the tank and get this thing done". Addressing a crowd of Nottingham Trent University students, Ms Soubry described Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as "more of a Brexiteer than anyone in our party" and urged the crowd not to vote Labour if they wanted to remain in the EU. Read More »

Trump Says New Trade Deal with Canada Could Exclude Mexico

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Trump added that a "very creative" deal was still possible to benefit all three countries. He was speaking at the White House on Wednesday with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , BBC reported. Videgaray said leaving NAFTA would increase tariffs by an average of about 3.5% for the 44% of Mexican exports that use NAFTA trade preferences. Rep. Read More »

O Panneerselvam meets PM Modi, denies having political discussion

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Modi sought to bring reformist Deshmukh at par with other icons - Jayaprakash Narayan and Hindutva ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. Initiatives have to be completed on time and the fruits of development must reach the intended beneficiaries. This is the first meeting of any top AIADMK leader with the Prime Minister since the merger of the two factions of the party - one led by Panneerselvam and another by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Read More »

Russian antivirus was used to obtain classified information

The US government banned the use of Kaspersky software in federal offices last month, saying the Moscow-based company has risky ties to Russian intelligence that threatened US national security. "Kaspersky Lab reiterates its willingness to work alongside USA authorities to address any concerns they may have about its products as well as its systems, and respectfully requests any relevant, verifiable information that would help the company in its own investigation to certifiably refute the ... Read More »

Swiss open criminal case against ex-FIFA official Valcke, beIN CEO

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The charges relate to the awarding of media rights to the 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 World Cups in his capacity as chairman in of BEIN media group. The Paris offices of BeIN Sports were searched on Thursday as part of a criminal probe against Valcke and Al-Khelaifi, French authorities said. Read More »

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

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After speaking, Trump almost left the room without actually signing the order, and turned around once reminded by Pence. Mr. Trump said the order will cost the USA government "virtually nothing", and his plan will make insurance companies to start "fighting" to sign people up for care. Read More »

Police searching for missing child, person of interest in OH triple murder

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Wednesday. A fourth adult was found stabbed in the head and neck less than half a mile away in another home, the sheriff's office stated. The incident started at about 7:22 p.m. The sheriff's office says releasing further information would compromise the investigation. As part of an ongoing investigation, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is now attempting to locate Devin Holston. Read More »

Liberia polls close in presidential election

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In a new development, one of Liberia's leading political parties has called for a halt in announcing results of Tuesday's presidential election. Note that in 2005, Weah has already ran for President of Liberia , but in the second round he lost to Johnson-Sirleaf, who became the first ever African female President . Read More »

Court ruling in favour of Athenry Apple datacentre

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Objectors are likely to appeal the court's decision, meaning it could end up in the Supreme Court. Sinead Fitzpatrick and Allan Daly claim it's invalid on grounds including that the board failed to carry out a proper environmental assessment. Read More »

USA flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

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South Korea's military has acquired all technologies necessary to build the bombs at any time, Yonhap news agency reports. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Read More »

Trump loses patience with Puerto Rico

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He said there is a "total lack of accountability" and "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes". "We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been incredible (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. Read More »

Pakistan rescues North American family of five from 'terrorists'

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A Canadian man, Joshua Boyle , his wife and their three children have been rescued after spending five years in captivity held by the Taliban. The Pakistani statement said the family had been held in Afghanistan but that "U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. USA officials call the group a terrorist organization and have targeted its leaders with drone strikes. Trump has made getting tougher with Pakistan in an effort to get them to crack-down on the Taliban a central tenant of his ... Read More »

Arrested US consulate worker in Turkey will meet lawyer on Friday - minister

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Erdogan noted that his country knows perfectly well that the weapons the USA gives to PKK's Syrian wing will be further used against Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his US counterpart Rex Tillerson discussed the issue over the phone on Wednesday, marking the first contact between Ankara and Washington since the two sides announced a suspension of all non-immigrant visa applications for each other's citizens on Sunday. Read More »

Category 1 Hurricane Ophelia grows stronger in Atlantic Ocean

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Hurricane Ophelia is set to pay Ireland a visit next week, after it sweeps across the Atlantic. At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was about 725 miles southwest of the Azores. Warm air from Spain, where Ophelia is heading before turning north, could bring temperatures of up to 25C. A hurricane is headed for the United Kingdom - and it's due to hit on the 30-year anniversary of the 1987 Great Storm. Read More »

Air quality alters Raiders practice, Bay Area teams donate $450K

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The current situation is a result of very unhealthy air quality from the wildfires in the North Bay and is causing unprecedented levels of air pollution throughout the Bay Area. People can go to www.valleyair.org/RAAN to check local air quality conditions. It is imperative that Santa Clara County residents protect their health. Read More »