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Vehicle bomb kills 4 police, 2 civilians in southwest Pakistan

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The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the volatile frontier city, Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said. "These cowardly attacks will not hinder our security forces in executing their duties", he added. Security personnel is often targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks in Balochistan province. Read More »

Crown casino accused of tampering with pokies as Andrew Wilkie drops bombshell

Independent lower house member and anti-gambling campaigner Andrew Wilkie used parliamentary privilege, which lets lawmakers make sensitive allegations without legal repercussions, to make the video public. HuffPost Australia has contacted Crown for a response. The Tasmanian MP said the former staff alleged the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation had done nothing to stop the "this shocking criminal misconduct" and in some cases was "complicit in covering it up". Read More »

Diwali 2017 Date: Meaning of Festival, History

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It is also celebrated by millions of Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains in America , India and around the world. Each day of Diwali has significance and brings different customs. Nowadays, people also celebrate with fireworks. Sharing candies and gifts with friends and family also form part of Diwali festivities. That essence, he said, is "the celebration of victory of good (over) evil, of righteousness over treachery, of truth over falsehood and of light over darkness". Read More »

Special counsel Mueller's team talks to Spicer

A source told Politico the team questioned Spicer about FBI Director James Comey's firing, statements Spicer made about the firing and President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the White House. CNN was told by a separate source last week that there is an expectation that Mueller's team will wrap up interviewing the first group of White House officials by the end of the month. Read More »

Hero guard at center of Vegas massacre to break silence on 'Ellen'

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Campos' disappearance adds to the growing frustration surrounding the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting . Jesus Campos , the Mandalay Bay security guard who was shot in the leg by Las Vegan gunman Stephen Paddock , remains missing four days after he suddenly bailed on media commitments. Read More »

China's Communist Party Congress Begins Wednesday

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The high-powered political gathering will culminate with the selection of a new Politburo Standing Committee that will rule China for the next half-decade. "Openness brings progress, while self-seclusion leaves one behind", Xinhua quoted Xi as saying inside the Great Hall of the People here. Coverage in state media and across the city has kicked into overdrive, with large red banners plastered around Beijing welcoming the congress , while censors have stepped up already tight monitoring ... Read More »

OH tax system one of the nation's worst for business

New Jersey, for example, is hampered by some of the highest property tax burdens in the country, is one of just two states to levy both an inheritance tax and an estate tax, and maintains some of the worst-structured individual income taxes in the country. Read More »

Trump dares Hillary to run in 2020 presidential polls

While on tour promoting her book " What Happened ", Hillary Clinton defended NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, arguing that they're neither protesting the anthem nor the flag and calling their display " reverent ". Hillary Clinton who's just received an honorary doctorate from Swansea University in Wales has continuously expressed no interest in running for president again. Read More »

France Considers Revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

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While Weinstein, who is receiving treatment for sexual addiction, comments on the situation did not, however, his representative stated that all "meetings" with the women was consensual. Legion of Honor titles are given to a wide range of French people and foreigners. London's Metropolitan Police report the woman says she was assaulted in London in 2010, 2011 and again in 2015. Read More »

Taj Mahal important, doesn't matter who built it: Adityanath

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The Chief Minister said the monument of love was important for the Uttar Pradesh government, specially "from the tourism perspective" and "it is our priority to provide facilities and safety to tourists there". But I have always been saying that we should destroy all reminders of slavery that reek of those who once ruled over us. Mahatvapurna yeh hai ki Taj Mahal Bharat ki majdooron ke... Read More »

Israel approved building 60 new settlement units in UNESCO-protected Hebron

The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee approved building 60 new settlement units in the settlement of Neghot, south of Hebron, which will be added to the other 30 settlement units that are in the heart of the Old City of Hebron. Israel sees U.S. President Donald Trump as more tolerant for the expansion of the settlements, in contrast to former U.S. presidents who saw the settlements as a major hurdle for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Fla. Legislator Rips Trump for Comment to Soldier's Widow

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Why do you need to say that?" A Democratic congresswoman is claiming that President Trump made insensitive remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. Read More »

Wason Center: Northam Leads Gillespie, 48%-44%, as Va. Race Tightens

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Regional political difference continues to play a role in election outcomes. Both Gillespie and Northam have high profile supporters making visits on their behalf this week. Economic issues were identified as the most important by 18 percent of the respondents while health care was named the most important issue by 16 percent of likely voters. Read More »

United States senators reach tentative health care deal

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Patty Murray , D-Wash., the committee's ranking member. "For the next two years, we want to make sure people can buy insurance at affordable prices", Alexander said Tuesday at the Capitol. These subsidies help insurers defray medical costs for low-income Americans enrolled in ACA plans. I have had encouraging discussions with President Trump, who called me on two different occasions encouraging me to work with Senator Murray to come to a bipartisan agreement. Read More »

Troopers on patrol for National School Bus Safety Week

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According to PennDOT, 730 motorists were convicted of violating Pennsylvania's school bus stopping law in 2016. "School buses are the primary way students arrive to and from school, and it remains the safest mode of transportation for kids, said Franklin". Read More »

Bellew to return to Ryanair as COO

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He has also been given the "specific responsibility" for pilot production, training and career development, as well as the "mission" of ensuring that the recent rostering issues don't rear their heads again. Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary said Bellew will lead a significant transformation upon appointment. This will be the second leadership change in Malaysia Airlines, which is in the midst of a RM6 billion turnaround plan, in less than two years. Read More »

Senators reach deal to continue Obamacare insurance subsidy payments

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Republicans want Congress to give states meaningful flexibility to ease coverage requirements under President Barack Obama's health care law. The Alexander-Murray deal would fund the subsidies for two more years, helping to stabilize Obamacare exchanges and preventing sharp spikes in premiums. Read More »

RSS leader Ravinder Gosain shot dead in Ludhiana

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Sources told the police, the incident took place at the time when the RSS leader Ravinder step out of his home with his pet dog in the morning. According to eye witnesses, Gosain was shot twice from a close range and he suffered bullet injuries in his head and shoulder. Read More »

US Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as ambassador to the Vatican

In 2010, the couple's film company, Gingrich Productions ( http://www.gingrichproductions.com ), made a documentary about Pope John Paul II. Instead, she said that, should she be confirmed, she would focus on advancing global religious liberty, combating terrorism and human trafficking and fighting diseases such as H.I.V./AIDS and Ebola. Read More »

Nnamdi Kanu: Court Orders Abaribe, Others to Appear in Court

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The activities of the Nigerian Army as affecting the second defendant are matters of state secret incapable of being unravelled by the applicant, which activities have put the second defendant out of the reach of the applicant, such that the applicant can not reasonably be expected to produce the second defendant before this court. Read More »

Santa Cruz Bear Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire

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Status: 150-acre fire at 5 percent containment as of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. A new wildfire broke out over night in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the vicinity of Bear Creek Canyon Road, and it's been named the Bear Fire . A Cal Fire official added that the steep, rugged terrain is creating difficulty battling the blaze. Luckily, the wind has been light and not a factor in the fire, Sherman said. Read More »

NJ health care advocates accuse Trump of health care 'sabotage'

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Some insurers may decide to bail out of markets altogether. Officials in Wisconsin, a state that went for a Republican presidential candidate for the first time in decades last fall, assumed the federal subsidy would end when they approved premium rate increases averaging 36 percent for the coming year. Read More »

Canada and Mexico will reportedly reject America's demands on NAFTA

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Ms. Thomas also says that the proposal could cause Canada and Mexico to exit the renegotiation of NAFTA altogether. The parties are expected to reconvene in three weeks in Mexico City to work toward an agreement. The U.S. proposed late Thursday raising the so-called auto rules of origin to 85 percent from the current 62.5 percent, one official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity as discussions with Canada and Mexico are ongoing. Read More »