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Forecasters Predict Slightly Below Average Hurricane Season in 2017 Forecasters Predict Slightly Below Average Hurricane Season in 2017
- April 06, 2017

Of those, researchers expect four to become hurricanes and two to reach major hurricane strength, reaching category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir/Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. Gray died in April 2016. AccuWeather released its hurricane forecast for the upcoming season Wednesday, predicting 10 named storms would form, of which five will be hurricanes. (more...)
NBA Westbrook kept waiting as Thunder down Grizzlies
- April 06, 2017

He was good enough that he had Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale holding onto the only thing he could - that they didn't give up the record-breaking triple-double. Westbrook entered tonight's home game at 31.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game. The corresponding assist would come four dribbles later, after Westbrook would lob a pass to power forward Taj Gibson , who finished a righty layup with 9:18 remaining in the period. (more...)
Depression Is Most Widespread Disease, Says World Health Organization Depression Is Most Widespread Disease, Says World Health Organization
- April 06, 2017

Depression is an illness in which people feel overwhelming sadness, lose interest in activities they enjoy and find it hard to carry out daily tasks. The World Health Organization says that the disease 'tops the list of causes of ill health'. (more...)
Donald Trump's strategy chief Steve Bannon bumped from National Security Council
- April 06, 2017

In doing so, other officials like the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence - who traditionally would hold a seat - were demoted. The high-level reshuffle comes during a crucial week for Trump's national security team. The official said Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and chief counsel Don McGahn rewrote the original council memo with Flynn to include Bannon. (more...)
1 golfer, could miss Masters after falling down flight of stairs
- April 06, 2017

The sophomore golfer at the University of Oklahoma shot a final-round 66 Sunday at the 3M Augusta Invitational, played a rain-shortened practice round with Bubba Watson and Steve Stricker on Monday and was scheduled to practice with Jordan Speith on Tuesday. (more...)
Despite drop in crossings, Homeland Security chief says border wall still needed
- April 06, 2017

Fewer than 12,500 people were caught crossing the border last month, Kelly said. Numerous top building and engineering firms said it was too politically sensitive a project, especially since lawmakers in states such as California and NY have moved to effectively bar a company from landing a state contract if they worked on the border wall, CNN reported . (more...)
Indonesian man found dead inside giant python Indonesian man found dead inside giant python
- April 06, 2017

The man, known as Akbar, 25, had been missing for days since Sunday in Salubiro village, Korossa subdistrict in Central Mamuju, West Sulawesi after he had not returned from harvesting his palm oil crops. A six-minute video on the website of the Tribun Timur publication shows villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim, named Akbar. (more...)
White House: 'several more' measures ahead to kill Obama regulations
- April 06, 2017

The GOP should be waving the red flags at both proposals . And this is before bringing up aspects of new tax reform proposals such as a border adjustment tax, which Texas Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee Kevin Brady suggests will be part and parcel with new tax laws. (more...)
'Partial' relief for UP farmers, BJP forced to see reason: Rahul Gandhi 'Partial' relief for UP farmers, BJP forced to see reason: Rahul Gandhi
- April 06, 2017

But let's not play politics with our farmers who are suffering across the country", he added. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told ANI that such less amount will not free the farmers from their debt or provide them adequate relief. There are around 2.15 crore small and marginal farmers, which is about 92.5 per cent of the total farming community which stand at 2.30 crore. The minister also said that the agriculture department is now focussing on setting up the wheat purchase centers to ... (more...)
US teen sings Cohen's 'Hallelujah' into well US teen sings Cohen's 'Hallelujah' into well
- April 06, 2017

Since the video was shared on Twitter last Monday (March 27), it has been liked by more than 300,000 people and shared by about 127,000. And to say her voice was incredible would be an understatement. There have been countless covers of the late Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," but nobody has been caught on camera singing the timeless classic into a well like Tiffany Day did in Italy. (more...)
GOP lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill
- April 06, 2017

Under the White House proposal, states could apply for federal waivers from several coverage requirements that President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law imposes on insurers. Trump faced stiff resistance from fellow Republicans who denounced the bill as unhelpful to the average American battling rising healthcare costs. "We're approaching this strictly from a public policy standpoint and I'm quite confident that we can do much better with healthcare reform than we're doing", said Freedom ... (more...)
Severe weather possible this week Severe weather possible this week
- April 06, 2017

Southeast and parts of the Midwest on Wednesday , bringing the threat of tornadoes , forecasters said. Should all the elements come together - strong to severe storms - capable of damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes could occur. (more...)
Disclosures reveal Trump's White House rich list Disclosures reveal Trump's White House rich list
- April 06, 2017

The assistant to the President for intergovernmental and technology initiatives accumulated assets as a Maryland developer valued as high as US$424 million. Conway also reported consulting work for which she received more than $5,000 for the California-based Center for Medical Progress, whose undercover videos at Planned Parenthood clinics led to felony charges this week for recording without permission. (more...)
Marsha Blackburn Details Plan for Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines Marsha Blackburn Details Plan for Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines
- April 06, 2017

The American Health Care Act's (AHCA) failure was never going to assure that the law it was trying to replace, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would escape unscathed given a highly adversarial White House and Congress. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has stated that he plans to propose a universal health care plan within the next few weeks. It could be easily paid for by progressive taxes on the wealthiest Americans or a financial speculation tax to limit destabilizing computer-based nanosecond ... (more...)
Occupy PH-owned islands in South China Sea — Duterte to military Occupy PH-owned islands in South China Sea — Duterte to military
- April 06, 2017

He also said that he was considering visiting the islands on Philippine Independence Day, which falls on June 12. Its statement suggested that Duterte's plan was to beef up contingents on the reefs. "It looks like there's a race to grab islands", Duterte said. It is close to Subi Reef, one of the seven artificial islands in the Spratlys. After China occupied Mischief Reef in the mid-1990s, the Philippines marooned a derelict navy vessel atop nearby Second Thomas Shoal to assert Manila's ... (more...)
Family gathers for private send-off of astronaut John Glenn Family gathers for private send-off of astronaut John Glenn
- April 06, 2017

Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. Glenn is set to be interned Thursday morning at Arlington National Cemetery. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, served four consecutive terms as a USA senator and was a decorated World War II and Korean War pilot. (more...)
Gov. Brown Urges Lawmakers To Pass Tax Funding Road Construction Gov. Brown Urges Lawmakers To Pass Tax Funding Road Construction
- April 06, 2017

The legislation, called the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, invests $52.4 billion over the next decade - split equally between state and local investments. "That's why I support this much-needed transportation package, which will provide funds for road fix, add stronger oversight to ensure funds are spent properly, and put a constitutional amendment to the voters to lock these funds for transportation purposes only". (more...)
US President Donald Trump urged to follow worldwide standards to analyse deficit US President Donald Trump urged to follow worldwide standards to analyse deficit
- April 06, 2017

Briefing reporters at the White House on Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, insisted the measures were not aimed at putting China on notice ahead of that first hotly anticipated meeting between the two world leaders. (more...)
Trump Says Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack 'Crosses Many Lines'
- April 06, 2017

Global agencies are investigating the origin of the agents used in the strike. The chemical attack "crossed a lot of lines for me", he said when asked about how far he would go in his response to Syria. I had difficulty breathing, but I feel better now. "I couldn't save anyone, they're all dead now", he said. "I don't know anything", he said. He has, to say the least, been both contrary and contradictory. (more...)
Trump strategist Bannon dropped from National Security Council Trump strategist Bannon dropped from National Security Council
- April 06, 2017

The official said Bannon had been placed on the NSC originally as a check on Flynn and had only ever attended one of the NSC's regular meetings. Trump's elevation of Bannon to a permanent spot on the NSC had been widely criticized as injecting politics into White House deliberations on sensitive defense, foreign policy and intelligence matters. (more...)

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