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CM Siddaramaiah counters on "56 inch man" over 2+1 formula jibe

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Attacking the Siddaramaiah government, Modi said that there was no law and order in the state. "The media can not play its role and it is being stopped from doing so", she said, adding institutions were built with a lot of hard work in the last 60-65 years and need to be strengthened. Read More »

Central American 'Caravan' Migrants to Seek Asylum at US-Mexico Border

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President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the Department of Homeland Security have called the Central American caravan a threat to national security. In 2016, two-thirds of asylum-seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, had their cases denied . "All I want is a place where I can work and raise my son", the 36-year-old said. Read More »

Syrian army says 'enemy' rocket attacks strike at military bases

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At least 60 fighters were wounded and some also remain missing, according to reports. Netanyahu's office has said the speech will include "dramatic news about Iran". A United States military source denied to Israel's Hadashot news that an American coalition was behind the attack. Moreover, Iran would be fighting far from its territory, in an area where Israel has shown it controls the skies. Read More »

New US secretary of state talks tough on Iran

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Channel 10 reports Meir Ben Shabbat, head of the National Security Council, will hold phone calls with colleagues in the United Kingdom and France to update them about developments with the Iranian nuclear program. Saudi Arabia, the chief regional rival to Iran, is considered key in the effort to counter Tehran's ambitions. Pompeo has insisted the president has not yet made the decision. Read More »

New Home Secretary vows to treat Windrush generation with decency and fairness

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Javid, 48, who replaces Amber Rudd, 54, is the first ethnic minority politician to take on the high-profile role responsible for immigration and the police in the United Kingdom. Rudd was facing mounting pressure over the Windrush scandal , after details were published of a secret six-page internal document prepared for her and other senior ministers in June 2017. Read More »

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

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He said he had read the agreement in full several times, including its classified annexes. Of the speech, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin, said: "I loved it". With their president in an apparent state of flux, USA officials gave mixed messages on the U.S. position on the JCPOA on Wednesday. "I " m sure, one day, the United States will come back and join the Paris agreement. Read More »

President Trump considering White House dinner invite for Kanye West

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And don't forget 'Woop ditty scoop poop...poop...poop'. It seems the song is trolling all those who are looking for clarification on his current Trump-supporting political stance . The fact that Trump and Kanye see eye to eye is not even remotely surprising - both are rocking sizeable egos and love to talk about themselves in the third person. Read More »

U of A Celebration of Arbor Day Today

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When J. Sterling Morton pulled up his Pennsylvania stakes and moved to Nebraska in the early 1870s, it was obvious to him that his new state had an immediate need. Oneonta has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the 32nd year, municipal officials said, and there are only 16 municipalities statewide that have been in the program longer than the city. Read More »

Higher Arizona Taxes For Rich Sought To Fund Education

But raising taxes to pay for that is hard because the state's 1992 taxpayer bill of rights requires that voters approve any tax hikes. "It's the ideal storm coming together [to walk-out]". In Arizona , a historic river of red made its way to the capitol on Thursday. Two teacher groups that have been spearheading the walkout reacted with skepticism. Read More »

Trump says 'at some point' he won't stay away from Justice Department

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Gowdy said that Comey was using a double standard to exonerate Clinton and others while criticizing Trump much too harshly. President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Thursday that his personal attorney, Michael Cohen , is representing him with regards to legal matters involving Stormy Daniels , the porn star who says she had an affair with Trump. Read More »

Unused painkillers? Drop them off and help save lives — GUEST APPEARANCE

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No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for using these take-back services. The event is being sponsored by the Cobden Police Department in cooperation with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Despite the importance of stopping drugs from being diverted, disposing of your unused prescriptions is surprisingly challenging. But Leitzinger notes some drugs can not be dropped off. Read More »

Korean Leaders Push for Peace in Historic Meeting (Audio)

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Trump sat alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday and said that talks on the divided Korean peninsula have "never gone this far". "A bold decision has been made". "There is no turning back", he added. "I was excited to meet at this historic place and it is really moving that you came all the way to the demarcation line to greet me in person", Mr. Read More »

Arizona Teachers Head To State Capitol For Second Day Of Strike

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Meanwhile, Ducey made the rounds of television and radio news shows, saying he was sticking with his 20 percent pay raise and a partial restoration of almost $400 million in capital funding cut following the Great Recession. "How it ends is up to the governor and up to those legislative leaders". At least 50,000 teachers and their supporters wearing red T-shirts streamed down city streets in Arizona's capital of Phoenix , carrying placards reading "35 is a Speed Limit NOT a Class Size" ... Read More »

History provides guide to North Korea denuclearization process

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Moon is also expected to discuss with Kim ways to establish a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula as part of efforts to bring an end in the current armistice signed after the 1950-1953 Korean War. Kim received a full red-carpet welcome, including a military band in traditional dress which played the Korean folk song "arirang", well known in both North and South Korea . Read More »

Donald Trump lauds Macrons as 'cherished' guests

When asked if he thought that Trump would walk away from the Iran nuclear deal , Macron told a small gathering of journalists, "That's my bet". What will ensue, he predicted, is "a period of tension". In Iran , Rouhani took a more aggressive tack, reiterating that the Islamic republic would not accept any changes to the deal. "When people say President Trump is not predictable, I think the opposite, he is very predictable", Macron said. Read More »

The Arizona Teacher Strike Begins: Latest Updates

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A lack of resolution led Arizona educators to launch the first-ever statewide strike to force their demands . Educators argue tax cuts have left the state unable to properly fund schools and must be reversed. On April 13, Gov. Doug Ducey pitched a plan to raise teacher salaries by 20 percent over three years. "Without a doubt, teachers are some of the biggest difference-makers in the lives of Arizona children", Ducey said. Read More »

Pruitt's Challenge: Convince Congress He Should Keep EPA Job

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A union representing EPA employees also rallied Wednesday outside the agency's headquarters in Washington to denounce Pruitt's leadership. After that, though, Pruitt mainly stayed on defense . "I think your actions are an embarrassment to President Trump ..." They've failed, so Pruitt is offering their sponsors, who include some of Capitol Hill's most outstanding mouthpieces for the oil and gas industry and foes of open scientific inquiry, a backdoor route to the same goal. Read More »

France's Macron urges USA to help 'reinvent multilateralism'

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Germany , which was part of the agreement along with Iran , the U.S., Russia , China , Britain and France , has thrown its weight behind Mogherini's position. Such agreements, says Hook, are not unusual. Trying to get even more concessions from Iran "might be a fool's errand", Rohac added . Trump called the existing accord "insane" and "ridiculous" , despite European pleas for him not to walk away, and demanded fresh curbs on Iran's ballistic missile programme and support for ... Read More »

Ronny Jackson Withdraws Nomination for Veterans Affairs Secretary

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But, the president added, "If I were him. the fact is, I wouldn't do it". Jackson's qualifications to lead the sprawling Veterans Affairs department were questioned from the time Trump nominated him in late March. "Every year they come in and they do a review of the White House physician's office on things like prescriptions, and every year they have said that he is totally in compliance with what he has been prescribing", Short said. Read More »

Airlines scramble as FAA mandates urgent 737 engine checks

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That is on top of almost 50 flights canceled on Sunday. The cancellations represented about 1% of its planned Sunday schedule, Southwest said. Meanwhile, the flight-tracking website FlightAware showed that about 414 Southwest flights, or about 10 per cent, had been delayed. Read More »

Comey thinks Trump is 'making stuff up' about his memos

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CNN has previously reported that the Justice Department inspector general is reviewing Comey's handling of the memos. "He then explained, as he had at our dinner, that he hadn't stayed overnight in Russian Federation during the Miss Universe trip", Mr Comey wrote in a memo after a meeting with Mr Trump in February 2017. Read More »