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Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in southwestern US

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A high of 121 degrees was expected in Palm Springs this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, while a regional heat wave was not expected to die down until Thursday. The study of almost 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The temperature in Phoenix , the capital of Arizona , reached 120 Fahrenheit degrees (about 48.8 Celsius degrees) on Tuesday, leading to the cancellation of flights in and out of ... Lire la suite »

Tropical storm Cindy comes ashore in Southwest Louisiana

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It was carried in by a large wave. The storm , which has been impacting Gulf Coast states with heavy rain since early in the week, will continue to be threatening with severe weather, life-threatening flooding and rip currents from Texas to Florida into Thursday . Lire la suite »

Trump's net worth takes $100M nosedive

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Bloomberg compiled the estimate from its own market estimates and from various public documents, including Trump's latest financial disclosure report , which came out last week. Trump called Bloomberg's 2015 report "stupid". He added, "That's the kind of thinking you need for this country ..." Bloomberg said Trump has to "prove there's nothing there", regarding the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including whether members of Trump's campaign ... Lire la suite »

Police partner with Facebook for child abduction alerts

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Australia's AMBER Alerts will launch with a call out for information on the cold case of Joanne Ratcliffe in 1973. Ambassador Maura Harty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) said that for two years ICMEC has been working with Facebook to introduce rapid emergency child alert systems around the world so that communities can respond quickly when a child goes missing. Lire la suite »

US President Donald Trump's aide to be next US envoy to India

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Juster has been a pro-India voice ever since he was an Under-secretary in the US Department of Commerce in the George W Bush administration. The Indians will welcome him enthusiastically. His wealth of experience in government and playing a crucial role in the India-US high technology group which dealt with issues related to the lifting of sanctions and dual-technology use might come handy. Lire la suite »

Rajiv Gandhi's killer seeks mercy killing, petitions Tamil Nadu government

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Robert Payas, one of the seven convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi , has in a three-page petition to Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palanisami said that he found no goal in his life. According to the book, The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: The Investigation By DR Kaarthikeyan states that Payas' arrest was imminent right from the time the first lose ends of the case were traced by the investigators. Lire la suite »

End of the Ride: Travis Kalanick Is Done as Uber CEO

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Kalanick to step down in a letter delivered to the chief executive while he was in Chicago, said the people with knowledge of the situation. Disney's chief operating officer Tom Staggs is also under consideration. In March, a former Uber engineer published a blog post that brought to light a workplace culture that reportedly fosters sexual harassment, locker-room talk, and gender discrimination. Lire la suite »

Paris police: Champs-Elysees attacker killed, firearms and explosives found in auto

A 31-year-old man on a jihadist watchlist rammed a auto loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees on Monday but inflicted no casualties, in the latest of a string of attacks in Paris , sources said. Police who searched the auto found a Kalashnikov assault rife in the boot, along with knives and rounds of ammunition. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the incident was apparently deliberate. Lire la suite »

BSEB Matric 10th Result 2017: Bihar Board Class 10 results announced

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Even though the officials have not confirmed any specific timing, it was earlier reported that the results will be declared at around 11 am. Students can check the result by logging on to any one of the official websites. The decision to offer grace marks to students has been taken to improve the pass percentage of Class 10 Bihar board students. Enter your hall ticket number and click on the submit button. Lire la suite »

At least 20 killed as auto bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan

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Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. People likely had gathered there to collect salaries ahead of the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Fitr. American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of extra boots on the ground. A center for opium production, Helmand has been been a scene of fierce fighting against the Taliban for years involving British troops, U.S. Lire la suite »

Attorney General Sessions Hires Private Attorney, Pence Expresses Support

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As more attention turns toward the investigations into possible connections between President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired a personal lawyer , as confirmed on Tuesday in a statement from the office of Charles "Chuck" Cooper who is representing him , The National Law Journal reported . Lire la suite »

MSU tuitions, financial aid to climb in coming academic year

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Meanwhile, tuition for nonresident students will climb by 4 percent, which equals about $50.50 per credit hour for freshman and sophomores and $52 per credit hour for graduate students, the university said. Doing so can help students graduate in a more timely manner and reduce college costs, the university says. Financial aid has been upped by more than $6 million. Lire la suite »

China, US to hold first diplomatic, security dialogue on June 21

Terrorism and competing territorial claims in the South China Sea are also expected to be raised at Wednesday's discussions. Tillerson told a news conference after security talks with China on Wednesday that North Korea is using money laundering, extortion and malicious cyber activity to help fund its weapons programs. Lire la suite »

"La décision de François Bayrou l'honore", salue Corinne Lepage

Le ministre de la Justice François Bayrou a annoncé ce mercredi matin son départ du gouvernement, indiquant qu'il s'en expliquerait dans une conférence de presse à 17 heures. Un autre ministre, Richard Ferrand, un ex-socialiste proche fraîchement réélu député sous la bannière du parti présidentiel En Marche, a lui aussi été poussé vers la sortie après avoir longtemps résisté aux multiples appels à la démission. Lire la suite »

Sen. Portman: Warmbier's Death 'Wake-up Call' on 'Brutal' NKorea

The United States pushed China during high-level security talks on Wednesday to step up diplomatic and economic pressure to rein in the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea, but defense analysts said Washington may have to lower its expectations, due to Beijing's strategic relationship with Pyongyang . Lire la suite »

No autopsy for US student detained by North Korea

Moon, a centre-left politician who was sworn in last month after a landslide election win, favours engagement with the North, rather than the hardline stance taken by his ousted conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye. Over in Congress, lawmakers have also tabled a bipartisan bill to restrict travel to the North, which could gain fresh momentum in the aftermath of Mr. Lire la suite »

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

She had handled Trump delicately throughout a primary and runoff election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price to take a spot in Trump's cabinet. The lesson for Democrats is that anti-Trumpism is not enough, at least not at this point. A number of Democrats are renewing their calls for Pelosi to step aside, demanding a change to the trio of septuagenarians that have been leading the House Democratic caucus for years. Lire la suite »

Record temperatures expected in broiling US Southwest

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Project superintendent Tommy Russell says his company has held weekly safety meetings to prepare for the heat, and he will send his workers home if it hits 120. Las Vegas is also expected to tie its all-time hottest mark of 117 degrees. Kuhlman, who is based in Phoenix , admitted that he woke up at 4 a.m. Lire la suite »