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Miss America who inspired WWII effort dies at 92


Her image graced a B-17 that made 68 raids over Germany and other Nazi-occupied nations. According to the Miss America organization, she not only received a special citation from the Treasury Department but "Miss America was seen as a political activist for the first time, as Venus worked with Senator Kaper of Kansas and Congressman Somner of Missouri in publishing their bills to gain suffrage for the District of Columbia". Lire la suite »

Uber board approves changes to fix corporate culture


In addition to the sexual harassment probes, investors have lambasted the company for having a culture "plagued by disrespect;" a leaked video showed Kalanick berating a driver over fares; Google filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company claiming it stole self-driving vehicle technology; a New York Times expose uncovered Uber's secretive Greyball tool meant to thwart authorities in 2014 and a long list of top executives have stepped down. Lire la suite »

Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning


Australia is part of a US-led coalition that has been waging war against IS militants in Syria and Iraq. "Talks were already launched between the USA and Russian Federation concerning the need that Iranian-backed militias and regime forces move from the area where they lately advanced in northern al-Tanf to allow us to resume the military operation against ISIS ", al-Tala also said. Lire la suite »

Skype hit with connectivity issues around the globe


We're trying to get more information now from Microsoft, and will update as it arrives. "We are aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application and may be unable to send or receive messages", it said . Or Discord. Or... actually does anyone use Skype on a regular basis anymore is that just us for our morning editorial meetings? Down Detector has users from all over the world reporting an outage on the service. Lire la suite »

South Korea president says plans to exit nuclear power

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg News on May 1, Trump said he "would absolutely" meet Kim "under the right circumstances", and that he "would be honored to do it", signaling willingness to address North Korea's nuclear ambitions via diplomacy. Lire la suite »

Off-duty police officer dies in 2-car traffic collision


He will be greatly missed. White was pronounced dead at the scene. "On behalf of the entire Hamilton Police Division, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer White's family", Hamilton Police Chief James W. "In addition to losing a fine member of their police force, the community lost a genuinely great man", Lawrence Township PBA Local #1119 wrote on their Facebook page about White. Lire la suite »

'Get back! Get back!': Police releases audio after killing a pregnant woman

Lyles family reports that she had been dealing with mental health issues throughout the pregnancy and had been anxious that officers were coming to take away her other children, one of whom has Down syndrome. The audio captures some of the interaction with the Lyle prior to the shooting. SPD officers are given the option of carrying a Taser, pepper spray or a baton as a less-than-lethal option. Lire la suite »

Mission impossible? Kushner seeks to revive Mideast talks

Amona was evacuated by police at the start of February after Israel's Supreme Court ordered that the outpost be dismantled because it was built on private Palestinian land. Palestinian sources said that ahead of Kushner's meeting with Abbas, they had been asked to draw up a list of 12 "bullet point" demands they have in any negotiations. Lire la suite »

Taxed Indians return from Saudi in droves


Expat levy is seen to boost kingdom's revenues amid low oil prices. Migrant rights activist Bheem Reddy Mandha told TOI several people had already sent their families back in the past four months. For a family of three dependents, the amount would be 3,600 riyals or Rs 62,000 annually which will have to be paid in advance. Apart from the new tax, the cost of living in Saudi Arabia is expected to go significantly higher, according to Business Today . Lire la suite »

Russian Federation slams Trump's policy on Cuba

It's a policy change President Trump insists will correct what he called a "terrible and misguided deal" by his predecessor. As a private citizen, Trump criticized the effort. At the very least, we should not restrict Americans' freedom to travel unless there is strong evidence that doing so really will have a substantial beneficial effect on human rights in Cuba. Lire la suite »

GST switch-over to happen from June 30 midnight


Asked about GST's impact on inflation, he said when tax rates come down it also has an impact on inflation, but it would also depend on monsoon and oil prices. The government also plans to sound a gong at midnight to signify that the GST has arrived. Hailing GST tax slabs, Jaitley said that it is a more efficient system which is prone to checking evasion. Lire la suite »

US to send two strategic B-1 bombers to Korean peninsula

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony marking Korean Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul , South Korea , June 6, 2017. Do Jong-hwan, the minister of culture, sports and tourism, said South Korea will try to bring North Korean athletes on board for the 2017 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Championship starting on October 18 in Yanggu, some 175 kilometers east of Seoul . Lire la suite »

Two ministers quit French government as reshuffle looms

Goulard is a member of the Modem party that allied itself with Republic on the Move in the presidential and legislative elections. Sylvie Goulard , France's minister for armed forces, asked Tuesday to step down from her post to defend herself in an investigation into her party's use of assistants at the European Parliament . Lire la suite »

Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama


President Donald Trump said Mr Warmbier's death promoted his administration " to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency ". Otto Warmbier , serving a 15-year prison term for alleged anti-state acts, was released to his home state of OH on Tuesday in a coma. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the administration would "continue to apply economic and political pressure" on North Korea ... Lire la suite »

Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico


Each line represents a different model's forecast track for Tropical Storm Cindy . Pinellas County Emergency Management officials are urging residents to prepare now with special attention being given to evacuation zones and storm surge models, which have changed. Lire la suite »

S.Korea President Seeks Dialogue with N.Korea

In March 2016, Kim Dong Chul, a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary, was sentenced to 10 years hard labour for subversion. Pyongyang has vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited Moon as saying "it is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights". North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" USA citizens it has detained for crimes against the ... Lire la suite »

House Minority Whip supports proposed travel ban to North Korea


Earlier Tuesday, Trump called Warmbier's treatment a "disgrace" and said it could have been avoided if he was brought home earlier. President Donald Trump , under pressure to respond to the death of an American student after his detention by North Korea , said Tuesday that China has been unable to crack down on North Korea, pointing to a new direction for US policies. Lire la suite »

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Yanez describes Castile shooting in BCA interview


Castile's girlfriend, who was in the auto at the time of Castile's shooting , had filmed the deadly encounter and posted the video to Facebook, sparking national outrage and Black Lives Matter protests in Minnesota and beyond. Meanwhile, backup arrives, and Reynolds is removed from the vehicle. At one point, he told investigators that he thought he was "going to die", and seemed to correlate his jitters with the fact that he smelled "burned marijuana" coming from Castile's vehicle. Lire la suite »

Athens-area authorities relieved after Georgia escapees' capture

Donnie Rowe , 43, and Ricky Dubose , 24, were apprehended following a auto chase with police about an hour's drive southeast of Nashville, said Stephen Emmett, a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta. 'How they got through the locks and things up to that area I do not know'. Investigators said the men wrecked the vehicle near mile marker 91 after the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Lire la suite »