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Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah
- May 25, 2017

The basic living standards that everyone needs - enough food, health care, and housing - are shredded, not strengthened. Congress ultimately controls the government purse strings and may reject some or numerous Trump administration's proposals . (more...)
Philippines police chief beheaded by militants Philippines police chief beheaded by militants
- May 25, 2017

Also attacked were the Marawi City and the Malabang District jails where more than 100 inmates were freed. Two soldiers were killed along with a police officer while 12 others were wounded in the ongoing fighting as of this posting. He went on to organize an alliance in the Philippines called Dawlatul Islam Wilayatul Mashriq, which is now believed to include at least 10 small militant groups, including some Abu Sayyaf factions. (more...)
NBA All-Star game coming to Charlotte in 2019 NBA All-Star game coming to Charlotte in 2019
- May 25, 2017

The NBA announced today that the Charlotte Hornets will host the 2019 All-Star game. HB2 is also known as the " bathroom bill " because it said that in public institutions, transgender people must use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate, rather than their gender identity . (more...)
Singer Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack
- May 25, 2017

The friend has undergone surgery to treat injuries from the bombing. The suicide bomber who caused carnage at the Manchester Arena was named by police late Tuesday as Salman Abedi . ISIS earlier Tuesday claimed one of its members carried out the attack, but authorities have yet to link Abedi to any group. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details ... (more...)
Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT
- May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 drew sharp criticism from the Democrats in the Hampton Roads congressional delegation and a tepid endorsement from one of the two Republicans. "What does it say about the previous administration or the CBO, about their view of the country, that they don't think we're ever going to be able to do that again?" HORSLEY: Well, the budget that came out a couple of months ago was referred to at the White House as the skinny budget ... (more...)
Turkey criticizes American law enforcement after Turkish president's bodyguards attacked protesters Turkey criticizes American law enforcement after Turkish president's bodyguards attacked protesters
- May 25, 2017

The organisers of the event insist that the decision was made to move the event from the Washington Ritz-Carlton before Trump was elected, but government ethics experts said its use is a violation of the emoluments clause of the USA constitution that prohibits officials from receiving gifts or payments. (more...)
Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran
- May 25, 2017

At an airport greeting ceremony, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has been at the front line of the fight against terrorism for decades. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who briefed reporters on Air Force One during its flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel , was asked if Trump planned to apologize for giving the Israeli intelligence information to the Russians. (more...)
Donald Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem Donald Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem
- May 25, 2017

While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal. "I can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said. Mr Trump has repeatedly said that brokering an Arab-Israeli peace deal is a priority of his administration, describing it as the "toughest deal of all". (more...)
US farm groups oppose Trump's cuts to agriculture spending US farm groups oppose Trump's cuts to agriculture spending
- May 25, 2017

Regarding food, the proposed budget would cut nearly $191 billion from food assistance programs over 10 years, a 30 percent annual reduction in spending. "President Trump promised he would re-align government spending ... and see that all government agencies are efficiently delivering services to the taxpayers of America", said U.S. (more...)
New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue' New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'
- May 25, 2017

Adhanom has proven himself an accomplished statesman who will be in the best position to fulfill his mandate as the new head of World Health Organization , said a statement from the East African regional bloc. He noted that when he was growing up in Ethiopia , his 7-year-old brother was killed by a common childhood disease, and it easily could have been him. (more...)
Decision Day in Vermont: Will the Green Mountain State Legalize Pot? Decision Day in Vermont: Will the Green Mountain State Legalize Pot?
- May 25, 2017

We won't fault anyone for wanting to take their time and do this right, but while we await the "Perfect Pot Bill" we're still living with a failed prohibition system. In vetoing the measure to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug for adults and to pave the way for a regulated market in the state, Republican Governor Phil Scott stressed he was not philosophically opposed to the concept, which he said he views "through a libertarian lens". (more...)
Italian officials: 20 migrants dead after vessel capsizes off Libya Italian officials: 20 migrants dead after vessel capsizes off Libya
- May 25, 2017

At least 34 people including young children drowned on Wednesday (May 24) when they fell off an overloaded migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, where tensions are rising between aid ships and the Libyan coastguard. 'These extremely vulnerable children need action now'. More than 50,000 migrants have reached Italy so far in 2017, a 46 percent increase compared to past year, according to data provided by the Italian Interior Ministry. (more...)
Amber Alert cancelled after 1-year-old Columbus, Ind. boy found safe Amber Alert cancelled after 1-year-old Columbus, Ind. boy found safe
- May 25, 2017

He has blonde hair and blue eyes, and was not wearing any clothes the last time he was seen. Police say Solomon Isiah Rhoades was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Andrea Rhoades. Solomon is described as a 1-year-old white male, standing 2-feet, 6-inches tall. The suspect is driving a gray 2003 Chevrolet Blazer with IN plate number XVK 853. (more...)
VLC, other players vulnerable to subtitles attack VLC, other players vulnerable to subtitles attack
- May 25, 2017

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide - attack by subtitles. In a YouTube video, Check Point researchers demoed the attack and showed how this previously unknown vulnerability grants an attacker full control over the affected computer. (more...)
3 of the most painful cuts in Donald Trump's new budget
- May 24, 2017

Social Security and Medicare remain untouched. She says she turned it down but doesn't think many others would have done the same. These would include USD193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), $21 billion from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). (more...)
Which Microsoft Computers Were Affected Most by WannaCry? Which Microsoft Computers Were Affected Most by WannaCry?
- May 24, 2017

You're safer with the latest updates whether we're talking Mac or Linux, and we have no idea which kind of computer will be targeted next. Quick Heal technologies have detected 48,000 attacks across India. After taking down a number of UK National Health Service (NHS) trust and hospital systems, Microsoft issued an emergency patch in what is an unusual move for legacy, unsupported operating systems. (more...)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding
- May 24, 2017

Kate Middleton's husband, Prince William , and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte all attended what the papers are calling "the wedding of the year". Prince William and Prince Harry arrived together wearing formal morning suits . Traditionally it has been inappropriate to wear black or white to a wedding, unless you are the bride or groom of course. (more...)
Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9
- May 24, 2017

CDPH officers seized four bags of cheese sauce from the gas station. Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento, Calif . Homemade foods that have been improperly canned, preserved, or fermented are common sources. Botulism food poisoning can be treated with an antitoxin, but that is only available through hospitals, which request it from the government. (more...)
Dong divests $1.3bn oil assets Dong divests $1.3bn oil assets
- May 24, 2017

Dong's oil and gas assets include stakes in Ormen Lange, the second largest gas field in Norwegian waters, and Laggan-Tormore, a new gas field west of Shetland which came on-stream early a year ago. INEOS has much to offer this business, bringing its proven track record in operating complex assets of this nature to further maximise the economic recovery of the hydrocarbons in the acquired portfolio. (more...)
Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of dreaded disease Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of dreaded disease
- May 24, 2017

While he can't speculate on Baldwin's case, he says he's glad the actor is speaking up and helping to raise money for more research on the disease. Ottawa is now an at-risk area for Lyme disease after Ottawa Public Health found more than 20 per cent of ticks tested positive for the bacteria previous year. (more...)

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