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Deadly motorway bridge collapse in Italy Deadly motorway bridge collapse in Italy
- March 10, 2017

It collapsed after a temporary structure which was supporting the bridge gave way beneath it, the Italian highways agency said. The collapse crushed a auto, killing its two occupants, local media reported. The A14 is the main north-south highway along Italy's eastern coast at that part of the peninsula. Two people were in a auto below the bridge when it collapsed. (more...)
Varanasi under spotlight as UP assembly polls end tomorrow Varanasi under spotlight as UP assembly polls end tomorrow
- March 10, 2017

However, it was Modi who left no stone unturned as he criss-crossed his constituency that has five assembly seats. "60.03 per cent votes were polled till 5 pm", Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh said. Districts covered in this phase of polls are Ghazipur, Varanasi, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Sant Ravidas Nagar Bhadohi, Sonebhadra and Mirzapur. Prominent candidates in this phase included former UP minister Om Prakash Singh, UP minister Parasnath Yadav, Ajay Rai, former MP Dhananjay ... (more...)
A Day Without A Woman: Women's marchers prepare day of inaction A Day Without A Woman: Women's marchers prepare day of inaction
- March 10, 2017

Taking the day off from paid work was only the beginning. The friends had left studio time for their art class, with the full support of their professor. A crowd of about 1,000 people, the vast majority of them women, had gathered on New York's Fifth Avenue in the shadow of Trump Tower. The issue of the women's strike came up in a conversation with her daughters after dinner one night. (more...)
Girl Scout cookies have arrived
- March 10, 2017

But in the end, the bragging rights - and the wagered gift of fresh-baked cookies from the loser - went to the Girl Scouts. Girl Scout cookies and marijuana are not an original combination, but Girl Scouts betting with a marijuana dispensary is. (more...)
Buhari returns to Nigeria Friday - Presidency Buhari returns to Nigeria Friday - Presidency
- March 10, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the country Friday at about 4 a.m., 51 days after he left the country on a medical vacation. So now that it's definite he's returning, these Nigerians are only too glad, they are practically doing splits. (more...)
CBO study: Congress can put off debt limit hike to the fall CBO study: Congress can put off debt limit hike to the fall
- March 10, 2017

Once that happens, Treasury will use a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers to continue to finance government operations, including making interest payments on the national debt. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated that the debt ceiling would be dealt with before August recess. The 2015 law that suspended the debt ceiling will expire at midnight on March 15, at which point the USA national debt will be just over $ 20 trillion . (more...)
Ivanka Trump's Landlord Is a Chilean Billionaire Suing the US Government Ivanka Trump's Landlord Is a Chilean Billionaire Suing the US Government
- March 10, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting a $5.5 million house in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood from Andrnico Luksic. A US unit of the Luksic family's mining company, Antofagasta PLC, is battling the federal government and environmental groups over its proposed Minnesota mine. (more...)
McConnell doesn't believe Mexico will pay for border wall
- March 10, 2017

The bill has reportedly already gained the support of three dozen Democrats. If constructed, a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border is estimated to cost at least $14 billion, if not much more. The Kentucky Republican was asked at a Politico Playbook event in Washington if he believes Mexico will fund the project aimed at blocking illegal immigration along the southern border. (more...)
NIA to probe Lucknow encounter, MP train blast case: Rajnath Singh NIA to probe Lucknow encounter, MP train blast case: Rajnath Singh
- March 10, 2017

Telling MPs that he sympathised with the angst of Saifullah's father Mohammad Sartaj, he said "the government is proud of him" for his remarkable act of placing the nation above his son. Subsequently, based on available intelligence, three suspects were taken into custody by Madhya Pradesh police during vehicle checking at Pipariya in district Hoshangabad. (more...)
Boris Johnson Says Vast Brexit Bill Wouldn't Be Reasonable Boris Johnson Says Vast Brexit Bill Wouldn't Be Reasonable
- March 10, 2017

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny indicated yesterday he would back demands for Britain to pay a Brexit divorce bill as he arrived for the summit in Brussels. At a meeting held in the shadow of Brexit but dominated by more immediate concerns like re-electing the European Union summit chairman, May set out to show her fellow leaders that Britain was still a reliable member, despite choosing "a different path". (more...)
Curtains on a long, close, caustic election in Uttar Pradesh Curtains on a long, close, caustic election in Uttar Pradesh
- March 10, 2017

In Mau, the main contenders appeared to be the BJP alliance versus the BSP. Also, much before the real results are out, Akhilesh-loyalists are busy defending their leader. Throughout the election campaign, Mr Gandhi chose not to attack the BSP. While state elections can not be seen as a referendum on the central government, what has made UP elections different is PM Modi's personal involvement. (more...)
Speaker Rolls up Sleeves for Wonky PowerPoint Speaker Rolls up Sleeves for Wonky PowerPoint
- March 10, 2017

The legislation will next seek approval in the House Budget Committee . Pence says in a speech to business leaders from the Latino Coalition that the health law has placed a "crushing burden" on job creation and hurt small businesses. (more...)
Queen leads nation at commemoration of Iraq and Afghanistan service efforts Queen leads nation at commemoration of Iraq and Afghanistan service efforts
- March 10, 2017

During the royal appearance, the Queen met the Lunn family Sergeant Mark, 29, who was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery during a fire-fight in Basra, and his wife Corporal Michelle, 26. She unveiled a memorial, which stands in gardens alongside the River Thames, and is made up of two large stones - one to signify Iraq and the other Afghanistan - linked by a large bronze medallion with one side depicting the military effort and the other the civilian and humanitarian contribution. (more...)
Miami's ACC tournament run ends with rout by North Carolina
- March 10, 2017

Three players are averaging at least 11.6 points per game for Miami, they are: Davon Reed (15.2), Ja'Quan Newton (13.8) and Bruce Brown (11.6). "That's when we start to take the lead". After just two points in the first half, ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson added 10 points in the second. "Second half, I thought we played well", Williams said. (more...)
Gerber issues precautionary recall for pasta over allergy concerns Gerber issues precautionary recall for pasta over allergy concerns
- March 10, 2017

Gerber is voluntarily recalling their Cheese Ravioli Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups because of mislabeling that omitted eggs from a list of potential allergens the contained in the product. The FDA said they were alerted to the issue by a consumer, and the company said they are in the process of updating their labeling. It should not be eaten by children with an egg allergy, but Gerber says the food is otherwise safe to consume. (more...)
24 arrests made in biggest gun trafficking bust in Brooklyn history 24 arrests made in biggest gun trafficking bust in Brooklyn history
- March 10, 2017

Gonzalez noted that some of the defendants were caught on wiretaps boasting about their ability to get weapons and mocking Virginia's weak gun laws. Those three, along with most of the other defendants were in custody and were in the process of being arraigned, Gonzalez said. (more...)
Budget 2017: OBR slashes borrowing estimate
- March 10, 2017

The US economy will grow 2.4% this year, the OECD said, 0.1% higher than it previously forecast. The economic forecast for 2021, however, remained unchanged. However, Hammond added lower borrowing did not justify unfunded spending, pointing out that Britain has a national debt of nearly £1.7trn, which works out at roughly £62,000 per household. (more...)
Big Ten Tournament, Second Round: Penn State vs Michigan State Big Ten Tournament, Second Round: Penn State vs Michigan State
- March 10, 2017

Including one with how to deal with referees during frustrating stretches of the game. Miles Bridges and Nick Ward had 15 points and nine rebounds apiece, and Michigan State rolled into the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament by breezing past tired Penn State 78-51 Thursday. (more...)
Did Obama wiretap Trump Tower? Vice President Pence deflects question
- March 10, 2017

Bad (or sick) guy!" His comments came during his first press conference since the the White House demanded congressional intelligence committees investigate whether "executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016". It would be good, he explained, to get Congress "as a separate body to look into something, and add credibility to the look, adds an element that wouldn't necessarily be there". (more...)
High Risk for Trump's Asking Congress to Probe His Tapping Claim
- March 10, 2017

The first public hearing in the House on Russia's meddling in United States elections will be March 20, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Monday. "The president is a neophyte to politics - he's been doing this a little over a year", Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters Tuesday. Nunes said that Trump's request will largely fall in-line with the committee's ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged involvement with the presidential election, saying that the previous ... (more...)