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Pa. jobless rate bumps up, payrolls shrink in April

Almost 923,000 California residents were unemployed in April, down 20,000 from March and down 132,000 compared to April 2016, according to the department. State economists agreed that April's unemployment report was good news. Employers with the most job ads in April included the Napa Valley Unified School District, Auberge du Soleil, Wyndham Worldwide, St. Read More »

USA embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

Then there's the controversy surrounding diplomats stationed at the USA consulate in East Jerusalem. The White House distanced itself later, saying that "these comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House". The Wall Street Journal actually ran an op-ed with the headline , "Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital". But Jewish Jerusalem isn't 50 years old. Read More »

"Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay says she's engaged

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Lindsay seems pretty committed to being open about race on the show. According to ABC, one lucky guy will get the first impression rose at the end of the cocktail party, making him safe from elimination for another week. "I'm nervous to meet the guys". "You can toe the line just a little bit, but I cannot stand a cocky guy". Somehow, we think that Bryce Powers , based on his comments, doesn't stand much of a chance with Rachel. Read More »

Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander

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The military court ordered two of the accused to be hanged and one shot to death, following a four-day trial into the killing of Mazen Faqha who was shot dead outside his home in the Gaza Strip. Images allegedly showed three men, presented as the murderer and his two accomplices, confessing to their roles, although their faces did not appear. Read More »

We can still do better, says LeBron after record-breaking Cavs blowout

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Cleveland's largest lead of Game 2 was 50 points early in the fourth quarter. A 12-0 first-quarter run that included five points each from Irving and Love helped the Cavs open a 23-10 lead at the 3:38 mark. The team made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland in the second half. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea

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North Korea on Sunday fired a midrange ballistic missile, USA and South Korean officials said, in the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. Commander Benham said the USA is working on a more detailed assessment of the circumstances surrounding the missile launch. Pyongyang has long had missiles that can reach targets across the South and Japan. Read More »

Trump to address 'crisis of Islamist extremism'

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The US President also told leaders that Muslim countries in the region share the responsibility for stopping terrorism and said: "Every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". He declared Islam "one of the world's great faiths". Trump rewarded his Saudi hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements. Read More »

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

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The Saudi FM said he was speaking on behalf of the king following an earlier meeting between the US President and the Saudi monarch. Sunday saw a last-minute change to the planned ceremony, with the USA leader now due to receive an official welcome from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rivlin. Read More »

Julian Assange condemns 'terrible injustice' from embassy balcony after sex case dropped

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Asked if she would support Britain extraditing Assange to the United States , British Prime Minister May replied: "We look at extradition requests when we receive them on a case by case basis". The Australian, who has lived inside the embassy for nearly five years, said the "road is far from over", adding it was "extremely regretful" he was still being threatened with arrest if he leaves the embassy. Read More »

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is heading to the Champions League

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It all depends on the Liverpool supporter you speak to, but personally a top four finish would be good in terms of the progression of the team under Jurgen Klopp and hopefully we'll have something tangible to celebrate next season. They have to see it, they have to feel it and they have to make a decision. "Plan A player says, 'aaah, sounds all good but.', plan B you are not sure and plan C you have to decide when A and B are not there". Read More »

U.S. could leave Kim in place if Pyongyang scraps nukes

Choe Son-hui, a senior diplomat from Pyongyang's foreign ministry, will reportedly represent the North, while it's not yet known who is representing the U.S. PUST declined to comment on the reasons for Kim's detention, saying only that they were unrelated to the university in a statement on Monday. Ambassador Choe Il said he did not know when North Korea's sixth nuclear test will be, but there will be one at the time and place of Kim Jong-un's choosing. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectile - South Korea

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It's the second from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office last week. "Our military is closely monitoring signs for additional provocation by the North Korean military and we are keeping a full military readiness", said a statement from the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More »

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

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Former FBI Director James Comey has however agreed to testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee sometime after Memorial Day, which is on May 29, committee leaders announced in a statement Friday. On Friday, The Washington Post reported that a senior White House official was now under investigation as part of a probe over Russian efforts to tilt the elections in Mr. Read More »

Donald Trump reportedly considering how moving embassy would affect peace process

A surprise controversy erupted Tuesday over USA policy towards Israel days ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump, with the potential move of the American embassy to Jerusalem again making waves. Current US policy is that East Jerusalem's status should be determined by Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Separately, Israelis were riled on Monday by a report on Channel 2 news that a member of the USA delegation making preparations for Mr Trump's visit rejected a request that Mr ... Read More »

Sheriff Clarke slammed for plagiarizing part of his master's thesis

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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has been accused of plagiarizing parts of his master's thesis in 2014. CNN reported on Saturday that in "Making US security and privacy rights compatible", a thesis submitted in 2013 at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, Clarke "failed to properly attribute his sources at least 47 times". Read More »

Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump

Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in two weeks. The New York Times , citing officials familiar with an internal White House summary of the meeting, reported that Trump referred to Comey as a "nut job" and said his removal would relieve "great pressure" coming from the agency's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

This would be grounds enough to impeach him. Republicans, while not ready to abandon Mr Trump, showed signs of nervousness. Mr Julian Epstein, who was the chief counsel for the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee during impeachment proceedings against then President Bill Clinton, said Mr Trump essentially brought this on himself with his "clumsy and self-defeating" attempts to rid himself of Mr Comey in the midst of an active FBI investigation into any ties between his campaign ... Read More »

PM Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

Donald Trump flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and National Security advisor H.R. McMaster meets with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. His comments were echoed by Saudi King Salman, who declared, "The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism". Trump, who left behind controversies that have inundated his administration, was welcomed to the country by Salman. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from foe U.S. after Presidential election win

In the election which saw close to 41.4 millions being cast, Hassan secured 57% which works out at 23 million votes while his counterpart Ebrahim Raisi received 38% of votes which worked out to 15.7 million votes. Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday is not going unnoticed by Iran. During campaigning, Rouhani promised to seek their release if re-elected with a stronger mandate. Read More »

USA air strike killed several soldiers near Jordan, says Syrian military

The new USA strike on Syrian government forces by the US -led coalition undermines anti-terrorism efforts in the region, TASS cited a Russian official as saying Friday. Representatives of Syria's government and opposition High Negotiations Committee are in Switzerland for the sixth round of UN-backed peace negotiations, but there has been little sign of progress. Read More »

Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

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He also challenged the Conservative Party leader Theresa May to have "a polite conversation" on national television prior to the election on Thursday, June 8. "We are getting constant feedback from our members and there's been an incredible response , a very positive response". Mr Farron told viewers: "The fact that Theresa May isn't here tonight tells you she is taking you for granted". Read More »

United States diplomat hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that arms agreements worth $110 billion signed with Saudi Arabia aim to help the kingdom deal with "malign Iranian influence". "This is the behavior of a state sponsor of terrorism who deservedly is on the list of state sponsors of terrorism and who deservedly is sanctioned by the global community for this behavior". Read More »

Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

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Witnesses on Flight 31 told NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz that the passenger had a shirt over his head and did not make it past the first-class section of the aircraft. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Though airport police smelled alcohol on Uskanli's breath he was not intoxicated enough to be held for public drunkenness, so they cited and released him. Read More »