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Pence Praises Freedom, Religious Diversity in Indonesia

Pence, standing side by side with Widodo at a news conference, said: "One of the greatest threats we face is the rise and spread of terrorism", though he did not refer to "radical Islam". Abe said Japan likewise hopes for peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang, "but at the same time, dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless". Bishop said that China has a "unique and specific role to play in pressuring North Korea to cease its illegal behavior". Read More »

A majority of Texans disapprove of Donald Trump's first months in office


Ted Cruz , R-Texas, and his Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke . He added that the party's base is now demanding that Senate Democrats "engage in across-the-board obstruction" to anything proposed by Republicans or President Trump. 53 percent of Democrats said they disapprove of the Governor's performance, but 25 percent expressed approval. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also trails his Democratic opponent, Houston-area accountant Mike Collier, by 27 percent to 25 percent, but almost half of the ... Read More »

Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan


Arkansas suffered two more setbacks in its unprecedented bid to carry out eight executions this month with the state's highest court granting a reprieve to an inmate scheduled to die on Thursday and a county court saying the state can not use one of its lethal injection drugs in any executions. Read More »

Fresno gunman gave police blow-by-blow of shootings of 3 men


The killings began at 10:45 a.m. with a PG&E worker whom Muhammad allegedly walked up and shot as he was sitting in the passenger seat of his truck. All three shooting locations were situated near other in Fresno's downtown area. In 2004, when Muhammad was 26, Fresno Police arrested him with a large amount of crack as well as a semi-automatic handgun and two rifles. Read More »

Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP ) - Arkansas suffered two more setbacks in its unprecedented bid to carry out eight executions this month with the state's highest court granting a reprieve to an inmate scheduled to die Thursday and a county court saying the state can't use one of its lethal injection drugs in any executions. Read More »

Why Is Tom Brady Skipping Patriots White House Visit?


Brady did not provide further details as to why he was not attending. "Five Super Bowl victories since 2002 - really unbelievable", Trump said. It was reported during the week before the Super Bowl that his mother had been battling illness, which was later revealed to be cancer, for at least 18 months. Read More »

Gas tax alternative defeated in Tennessee House


Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for civility between her Republican colleagues as the Tennessee House prepares for a contentious vote on Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation funding proposal on Wednesday. There are some differences between the House and Senate version that still need to be resolved - most notably, whether to extend property tax relief to veterans. Read More »

Goldman sinks to almost five month low after earnings miss


Overall, the dip in GS shares offers a strong buying opportunity for dividend investors, supported by increasing revenue and earnings . Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.65 per share. The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $2.6 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.21 Percent. Read More »

Melania Trump gives Donald cheeky reminder during anthem


The annual Easter Egg Roll is one of the most high-profile events that takes place at the White House each year - both for Washingtonian families and the First Family, which is often judged by the event. Unlike his predecessor, who memorably read such classics as Where the Wild Things Are during his administration, Trump passed the job of reading to children on to the First Lady and the eternally beleaguered Spicer. Read More »

Fox sacks Bill O'Reilly amid harassment storm

O'Reilly released a statement , calling it "tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims". Color of Charge also Geo-targeted Fox News headquarters and affiliates with digital ads that share a phone number to confidentially report harassment. Read More »

Arkansas suffers more setbacks to execution plan


The justices and their clerks know well in advance when executions are scheduled and where. The Supreme Court has the final say on nearly every execution, and the justices reject all but a few emergency appeals by inmates. None of the campaign material mentioned the death penalty. Goodson had touted her commitment to conservative values, while Kemp said in a campaign ad he would be guided by "prayer, not politics". Read More »

Exxon Mobil plans multi-billion dollar plant near Texas Gulf


Exxon and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. will build the world's largest ethane steam cracker plant on 1,300 acres (526 hectares) in Portland, with an opening scheduled for 2024. In formally announcing the project, Gov. Greg Abbott said the plant "illustrates that our business climate is exactly what leading and growing companies are seeking when investing in their future". Read More »

Trump in Kenosha: American jobs first


In his 20-minute speech to hundreds inside Snap-on, 2801 80th St., Trump also expressed support for Wisconsin dairy farmers, continued his criticism of trade deals and shouted-out Gateway Technical College for its partnership with Snap-on. During his remarks, Trump weighed in on another economic issue, promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and NY without a market they had for their product. Read More »

Chaffetz not seeking re-election to Congress


On 19 April 2017, posted a story reporting the claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has information that the Kremlin has " kompromat ", or compromising information, that could be used for blackmail, on Utah Republican Rep. Read More »

Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection in 2018


In the post, Chaffetz explained that he intends to work in the private sector after his term ends and that he will not be seeking elected office in 2018. Chaffetz said he has "no ulterior motives" and is healthy and confident he would be re-elected. Hughes and Wright didn't return messages. Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin spoke with advisers to evaluate his options in regards to a senate run in Utah, with shot at victory suddenly seeming more likely than before. Read More »

O'Reilly Ousted at Fox News

Ruddy, of Newsmax, said Wednesday, "I think Bill O'Reilly was the heart and soul of that network, and he has unparalleled and unchallenged talent". "What Rush Limbaugh was to talk radio, Bill O'Reilly has been to conservative television", said Mark Feldstein, communication professor at the University of Maryland. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly reacts to leaving Fox News; still denies harassment claims

The combative host, who has worked at Fox for 21 years, is now on what he called a "long-planned break" but had originally meant to return to his nightly show on April 24. O'Reilly, who has worked for Fox News for 21 years, has denied the harassment claims have merit, and his attorney denounced the accusations as a "brutal campaign of character assassination". Read More »

Arkansas court blocks 1 execution set for Thursday


In 2015, justices upheld Oklahoma's execution protocol that used the same drug. The first two inmates scheduled for execution on Monday were spared - one of them by the U.S. The state originally set eight executions over an 11-day period in April, which would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S. Read More »

Chief: Fresno Killings 'Solely Based on Race'


Police revealed more about the man suspected of killing three white men in a racially-charged attack in Fresno on Tuesday. The suspected gunman in a Fresno rampage that killed three people told relatives there was a war between black and white people. Read More »

North Park Elementary in San Bernardino reopens a week after shooting


On Tuesday, Smith's older children opened up to NBC 4 Los Angeles and remembered their mother for who she was - a passionate teacher dedicated to her work. Wherever she was, she was a spark of love. Rachel Brandy said she knew both Smith and Jonathan well, as she had visited the classroom every Thursday to help lead reading groups. Read More »

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas


Under a new executive order signed by US President Donald Trump, America is reviewing its visa programme for foreign workers, while ensuring a crackdown on visa abuse and frauds. About 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually by lottery. "They need to be scaled up and ramped down based on the needs of the US economy in the supply of. Read More »