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Gregg Allman Denies Hospice Rumors Gregg Allman Denies Hospice Rumors
- April 25, 2017

Gregg Allman has disputed recent reports that he's now in hospice. Allman, the 69-year-old co-founder of legendary southern blues-rock outfit the Allman Brothers Band , posted a message on social media Monday in which he clarified his current health status. (more...)
James seals win, Cavs sweep Pacers
- April 25, 2017

In addition, Kevin Love struggled in Games 3 and 4 offensively. Al Horford added 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Clippers never led again after controlling the game for most of the night. James also went 13 off 25 from the field, tying Kobe Bryant for fourth on the career playoff list for field goals. The Pacers had the lead going into the fourth quarter but outscored by the Cavs 25-18. (more...)
Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held
- April 25, 2017

The South Korean government, including its Unification Ministry and National Intelligence Service, said it could not confirm the report. A U.S. State Department spokesman declined to comment Sunday on the case, citing privacy concerns, but said the Department typically works with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang when U.S. (more...)
600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
- April 25, 2017

The beloved giant white oak, located among headstones in Basking Ridge church graveyard, was cut down after it died past year. It's expected to take three days. "I was close to tears this morning", Kris Emmitt, a member of the church's ruling elders, told NJ.com earlier this month . Arborists say that the removal is necessary because it would have fallen of its own accord during the coming winters or spring storms. (more...)
LI rabbi: Sean Spicer's Hitler gaffe 'beyond reprehensible' LI rabbi: Sean Spicer's Hitler gaffe 'beyond reprehensible'
- April 25, 2017

In a media briefing Tuesday, Spicer compared the Syrian government's role in a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 87 Syrians to the tactics of the Nazi regime. "You have to, if you're Russian Federation, ask yourself, is this a country. a regime that you want to align yourself with?" Mr. Matthews may be sympathetic with Mr. (more...)
Mayor de Blasio proposes free pre-K for 3 year olds Mayor de Blasio proposes free pre-K for 3 year olds
- April 25, 2017

The de Blasio administration's goal is to have a high school graduation rate of 80 percent by 2026 with two-thirds of graduates college ready. This story has been corrected to show the mayor's announcement was Monday, not Wednesday. "The human mind has this extraordinary spongelike capacity in those first years", de Blasio said. "Parent see it, and scientific research confirms it.There is one opportunity to get it right and this is the opportunity we've missed through our society for ... (more...)
US Submarine Makes South Korea Port Call, North Korea Remains Defiant US Submarine Makes South Korea Port Call, North Korea Remains Defiant
- April 25, 2017

North Korea often marks significant dates with show of military capability, and South Korean officials have said the North could be preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests around the anniversary. The nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan at Busan in South Korea on April 25. "President Trump criticised North Korea's continued belligerence and emphasised that Pyongyang's actions are destabilising the Korean Peninsula", the White House said. (more...)
China Calls for Restraint as US Carrier Heads for Korean Waters China Calls for Restraint as US Carrier Heads for Korean Waters
- April 25, 2017

Leader Kim Jong Un watched over the exercise, which involved long-range artillery and was one of the largest ever, Yonhap said. Tension on the Korean Peninsula was high on the anniversary, with United States and South Korean missile destroyers also due to hold a live-fire exercise in the western sea on the North Korean border. (more...)
Bird Hoping To Land All Star Game For Indiana
- April 25, 2017

Bird, an IN native and now the Pacers president, had driven an Indy vehicle only once, during his practice for his drive Monday. The following month, during the Pacers' visit to London for a game against the Nuggets, Silver said, "I think it's highly likely that we will return to Indianapolis for an All-Star Game in the near future". (more...)
Canada Releases Proposed Cannabis Legislation
- April 25, 2017

Such use is already allowed in the USA states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. In other words, somebody crossing from Washington State, where recreational pot is legal, into British Columbia could still be arrested if marijuana is discovered in his or her possession. (more...)
IS death toll hits 90 in Afghanistan bombing IS death toll hits 90 in Afghanistan bombing
- April 25, 2017

John W. Nicholson, Jr., commander for USA forces in Afghanistan, said Friday at a news conference. He added that there were no reports of civilian casualties. The top US military commander in Afghanistan on Friday defended the Trump administration's decision to use the pentagon's most powerful non-nuclear bomb against a terrorist target near Kabul. (more...)
Maoists Ambushed Soldiers Just 2 Km From CRPF Camp: 10 Points Maoists Ambushed Soldiers Just 2 Km From CRPF Camp: 10 Points
- April 25, 2017

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once described Maoist rebels - who are well organized and trained - as the country's "gravest internal security threat ". Criticising the ministry, the former DG also said officers make suggestions emphasising on quality training and better intelligence, but bureaucrats in the ministry often do not pay heed to soldiers reporting from the ground. (more...)
April the giraffe gives birth as massive global audience watches live April the giraffe gives birth as massive global audience watches live
- April 25, 2017

April's baby is already a record-setter. We never got that when we were talking about and showing support for April the giraffe, or watching the Animal Adventure Park live cam. Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the baby was healthy and April was recovering "perfectly". "Mom had a flawless delivery, ideal birthing", he said. (more...)
Team Nigeria qualifies for World Championships Team Nigeria qualifies for World Championships
- April 25, 2017

But despite steady and safe exchanges, the Jamaicans had to settle for second as Williams was out battled on the last leg by German Rebekka Haase who won in 43.04. The quartet of reigning national 400m champion Patience Okon George, quartermile hurdler Ugonna Ndu, Jennifer Adaeze Edobi and Margaret Bamgbose achieved the feat Saturday in Bahamas where they qualified for the final of the event at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017. (more...)
Wynne begins 3-year trial of Wynne begins 3-year trial of "basic income no matter what"
- April 25, 2017

A guaranteed annual income created to pay for basic necessities such as food and housing. But Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan payments will be deducted from the basic income dollar for dollar. The province is partnering with these communities and other experts to make sure that the Ontario Basic Income Pilot is fair, effective, and scientifically valid. (more...)
Happy 4/20: Support For Weed Legalization Reaches All-Time High Happy 4/20: Support For Weed Legalization Reaches All-Time High
- April 25, 2017

A majority first backed legalization in 2014. That cannabis is growing in popularity is not particularly surprising, especially because each election, more states choose to legalize the plant in either medical or recreational forms. Most people under 65 say they've tried marijuana, while only a quarter of those over 65 say they have have. But until then, any adult pot aficionados looking to celebrate the high holiday of 4/20 can at least do so at home - and even give the gift of ganja, up ... (more...)
American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller
- April 25, 2017

But unlike United's response to its crisis, American quickly apologized, suspended the attendant in question and, notably, didn't blame the victim. DALLAS (AP) - The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer - the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. (more...)
USA charges teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats USA charges teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats
- April 25, 2017

Kadar has joint United States and Israeli citizenship. When Kadar was first arrested, a judge had imposed a gag order, forbidding authorities from releasing his name, according to the New York Times . Investigators state in the charging documents that they have evidence that calls were made to people and organizations across the US. In some, he falsely claimed to be holding children hostage, and threatened to execute them. (more...)
Paul George struggles with his shot as Pacers get swept
- April 25, 2017

On Sunday night, LeBron James top-scored with 33 points. "We've been good in this situation, especially closing the regular season out getting wins when we needed to". George has one-year remaining on his contract and will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season, and the Pacers have this decision: trade George this summer and get players and/or draft picks in return or convince him that they will build a contender around him and re-sign him. (more...)
Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation
- April 25, 2017

Meanwhile, reports emerged that North Korea had detained a US citizen, bringing to three the number of Americans being held in the isolated country. "The South Korean and US militaries are fully ready for North Korea's nuclear test", Moon said. (more...)

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