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Dennis Schroder produces well as Atlanta drops Game 2

Dennis Schroder scored 23 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 19. After Game One, Millsap made a point of calling out what he considered overly aggressive play from the Wizards - "They were playing MMA (mixed martial arts)", he said. Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds. But he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter as the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit to surge ahead before holding on. Read More »

Oil edges lower as USA crude inventories fall less than expected

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Oil prices fell on Tuesday, then slid more in post-settlement trade after an industry group reported that USA crude stockpiles fell less than expected in the latest week while gasoline stockpiles grew unseasonably. "OPEC and non-OPEC crude oil producers have displayed a historic spirit de corps in implementation of the organization's output cut plan which has proved a success and producers have shown more cooperative month over month", said Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh. Read More »

US Supreme Court blocks execution

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, initially scheduled eight executions in 11 days because one of the state's lethal injection drugs - the sedative midazolam - was expiring at the end of the month. It's unclear whether the state may face additional challenges over its execution drugs. Later, in 1994, Arkansas was the site of the nation's first triple execution in 32 years. Read More »

Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

I love remembering all the times we did that as a family and seeing the younger generation discover the satisfaction in making an egg the "perfect" color with the "perfect" design and learning how to dye an egg with three colors all looking flawless. Read More »

Putin backing `evil person´ in Syria´s Assad, says Trump

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He added it was "highly likely" the Assad regime was behind the chemical attack, which prompted the U.S. to attack a regime airbase in retaliation. The presidents of the United States and Russian Federation on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States' top diplomat in a face-off over Syria. Read More »

Ivanka Trump's business deals with China raise questions from ethics experts

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The brand, which is still owned by Ivanka, who now also holds an official White House role, not only hit record sales this year, but saw its U.S. imports, most of which came from China, increase 166% in 2016. According to China's Trademark Office, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has 16 registered trademarks in China and 32 pending applications ranging from cosmetics to leather handbags to clothes to spa and beauty services. Read More »

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

Syria has blamed terrorist groups for the attack, and Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that the attack was carried out by "forces" trying to frame the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The attacks officials blame on Islamic State and other forces have not resulted in the death and destruction associated with the chemical attacks attributed to the Syrian government. Read More »

Maduro Says Ready for Elections Amid Anti-Government Protests in Caracas

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At least three people were killed in shootings during Wednesday's demonstrations across the country, officials and relatives said, bringing the death toll in protests since March 29 to at least nine. Troops fired tear gas in Caracas neighborhoods and in the border city of San Cristobal. "This is exhausting - but we won't give up until we achieve a better country and democracy", Luiza Mayorca, a lawyer and mother of three, told NPR's Phil Reeves in Caracas . Read More »

Deux hommes soupçonnés de préparer un attentat pendant la campagne présidentielle arrêtés

Connus pour leur radicalisation et fichés S depuis 2016 et 2015, les deux suspects se sont connus en partageant leur cellule pendant deux mois en 2015. Ces interpellations interviennent à cinq jours du premier tour de l'élection présidentielle, sur fond de menace terroriste très élevée en France, frappée depuis 2015 par une série d'attentats, parfois de masse, qui ont fait 238 morts. Read More »

Trump family hosts first White House egg roll

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Wells Wood Turning, who manufacture the eggs, tweeted the White House just weeks ago to find out if the roll was going ahead. At least we were spared the spectacle of the Easter Bunny humping Trump to remind him to put his demonic little hand over his tiny heart. Read More »

Bound delivery of services in MCD: Congress

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He also hit out at Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, alleging that he loved "comfort" over hard work. The Bhagidari scheme to promote broad-based civic participation in local governance, launched by the Congress when it was in power in Delhi, but "neglected" by the BJP-ruled civic bodies, will be revived and more importance would be given to the RWAs in civic matters, Maken said. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch begins his Supreme Court career with a barrage of questions

Gorsuch thanked his new colleagues for their "warm welcome". The church sought a state grant given to facilities that use recycled tires as a surface for playgrounds to improve safety. At one point, Christopher Landau , a Washington lawyer representing a former federal worker trying to navigate a complicated law governing grievance procedures, said, "We're not asking this court to break any new ground". Read More »

$3B fertilizer plant opens in southeast Iowa

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The Iowa fertilizer company will provide more farmers in the Midwest with a stable high quality and domestic source fertilizer, the first of its kind in Iowa in more than 25 years. Currently, the plant employs more than 200 full-time positions who will help it produce approximately 1.5 to 2 million metric tons of nitrogen fertilizer products annually. Read More »

Girl inside stolen vehicle found safe near Birmingham

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Moriah has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue top with the words "yum yum" on it. It then shows a woman running towards the auto as the man drives off. "I just want my child returned safe". Bessemer PD says the suspect is 32-year-old Jimmy Lee Wells. The vehicle's tag number is 3650AV9. Bessemer police said they have requested ALEA to issue an Amber Alert. Read More »

Donald Trump scene was cut from Scent of a Woman

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A juicy new anecdote about Trump's Hollywood fandom has now come to light, courtesy of Chris O'Donnell, who recalled the time the businessman tried to snag a cameo in the 1992 Al Pacino drama Scent of a Woman . Perhaps realizing the hole he had just dug himself, O'Donnell played it coy, only shaking his head and grinning. According to the actor, the future President and his then wife, Marla Maples , were filmed pulling up in a auto and arriving at the hotel at the end of an exterior scene. Read More »

Un Russe et un Américain en route vers l'ISS

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Le commandant de bord russe, Fiodor Iourtchikhine , réalisera ainsi sa cinquième mission spatiale. Soyouz s'est placée en orbite de la Terre neuf minutes après avoir quitté le pas de tir. Peggy Whitson, 57 ans, effectue quant à elle sa troisième mission de longue durée à bord de la station internationale. Lundi, elle battra le record, pour un astronaute américain, de 534 jours de temps cumulé dans l'espace. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election

The president's constitutional powers are limited. Ahmadjinejad was required to step down because of term limit rules in 2013, when President Hassan Rouhani won in a landslide on a promise to reduce Iran's worldwide isolation. Many remaining unilateral US sanctions, have hindered the foreign investment that could fuel an economic recovery. Some prominent conservatives, including parliament speaker Ali Larijiani, have thrown their support behind Rouhani. Read More »

VP Pence to North Korea: "The Sword Stands Ready"

Analysts, however, point out that without China's help, the US would not be able to target all of North Korea's nuclear stockpile. China supplies about 90 percent of North Korea's energy and sold it more than $100 million in steel previous year and fears that cutting off such vital exports could destabilize the regime. Read More »

British Parliament backs snap poll

With the Prime Minister needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. " This should cross party lines ", he said in a statement hours after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a June 8 vote. That was significant given that the Fabian Society helped to found the party and has always been closely associated with its causes. Read More »

Aircraft carrier group wasn't near Korean peninsula

Pence says, "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve". The expected arrival of the ships flashed across front pages in East Asia, where many were concerned of a preemptive USA military strike on North Korea, the New York Times reported . Read More »

Korea threatens "super-mighty preemptive strike" against US

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The statement came as footage emerged of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un smiling and waving as cheering crowds watched a simulation of a USA city being wiped out by a nuclear attack. It was now heading for the Western Pacific as ordered, it said. Relations between the USA and North Korea have arguably never been worse. The Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words in a commentary, saying North Korea was fully prepared for ... Read More »

Epilepsy drug valproate behind thousands of severe birth defects, says French study

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Valproate - known in France under the brand name Depakine - has been on sale there since 1967; and in Britain under the name Epilim since 1973. Women taking the drug during pregnancy are four times more likely to bear children with congenital malformations, according to the report issued jointly by the French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) and the national health insurance administration. Read More »