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Firefighters close to fully controlling Linville Gorge wildfire Firefighters close to fully controlling Linville Gorge wildfire
- March 24, 2017

The fire, ignited on Thursday afternoon, was initially reported at 10 acres. Friday, firefighters worked to improve firelines on the south end of the fire and conducted burnout operations along fire lines and ridges to reduce the intensity of the fire and protect private property. (more...)
Modi holds meeting with MPs ahead of Gujarat polls
- March 24, 2017

According to sources, Modi asked the MPs to focus on their job and to organise special programmes on Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14). The PM is likely to issue instructions regarding Gujarat polls to the MPs in Friday's meeting, said sources, adding, Rajya Sabha MPs from the state are also likely to attend the meeting. (more...)
GOP senator open to 'nuclear option' if Dems filibuster Gorsuch GOP senator open to 'nuclear option' if Dems filibuster Gorsuch
- March 24, 2017

In order to break the filibuster under normal means, eight Democrats would have to vote with Republicans to end debate on Gorsuch's nomination. "My vote will be "no" and I urge my colleagues to do the same". There is no reason for any Senate Republicans to entertain this foolish deal. "If this nominee can not earn 60 votes", Schumer said, "a bar met by each of President Obama's nominees, and George Bush's last two nominees, the answer isn't to change the rules". (more...)
Deutsche Bank commits to London with new United Kingdom headquarters Deutsche Bank commits to London with new United Kingdom headquarters
- March 24, 2017

Others like JP Morgan have yet to settle on a location, though its Chief Executive Jamie Dimon has said that around 4,000 of its 16,000 United Kingdom staff could be shifted out of Britain, depending on the outcome of Brexit negotiations. The current move would see many of them work together under one roof, leading to a decline in the bank's building office count. "The site will provide a long-term, sustainable location for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) and infrastructure colleagues ... (more...)
Coach killed, 18 students injured in bus crash near Mount Pleasant Coach killed, 18 students injured in bus crash near Mount Pleasant
- March 24, 2017

At least one adult - the coach driving the bus - needed surgery. The boys' team bus toppled over in the initial crash on USA 271 before the big rig struck a auto driven by an assistant girls' team coach. His condition isn't known. About 18-19 of the 33 student athletes on the track team bus had to be rushed to the hospital for injuries. As many as 17 other students were transported to hospitals in Titus, Camp and Hopkins counties to receive treatment for their injuries. (more...)
London attack: Romanian tourist plunges into River Thames to avoid SUV London attack: Romanian tourist plunges into River Thames to avoid SUV
- March 24, 2017

Eyewitnesses describe what they saw as an attack unfolded near the British parliament in central London . He said: 'They were tourists, unfortunately they were unlucky. "She's undergoing very urgent medical treatment now". The attack, which killed four people, occurred yesterday afternoon when a lone attacker drove a auto over Westminster Bridge and ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians. (more...)
Law professor: Gorsuch won't be 'robotic vote' Law professor: Gorsuch won't be 'robotic vote'
- March 24, 2017

It would therefore take eight Democrats to reach 60 to invoke cloture on Gorsuch, or for all but two of the Republicans to hang together on the procedural question to clarify that the constitutional option applies to all presidential nominations, including those to the Supreme Court . (more...)
Merkel concerned Israeli settlements undermine two-state solution Merkel concerned Israeli settlements undermine two-state solution
- March 24, 2017

Palestinians argue that the presence of six Israeli football clubs playing on land containing settlements seen as illegal under global law is in breach of FIFA statutes. The attack happened in the Palestinian area of Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem . The chancellor also urged Palestinians to unilaterally denounce Israel in global forums. (more...)
People For the American Way: Democrats Should Reject Bad "Deal" on Gorsuch
- March 24, 2017

Nevertheless, the national interest requires that Democrats judge Gorsuch "on the merits", as Sen. Once federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed by the U.S. Democrats "are in no position to ask for any sort of a deal on anything", said Sen. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Grassley chairs, is planning to approve Gorsuch on April 3. (more...)
Tillerson's Push for Safe Zones in Iraq and Syria Faces Questions, Obstacles Tillerson's Push for Safe Zones in Iraq and Syria Faces Questions, Obstacles
- March 24, 2017

The top USA diplomat did not make clear where these zones were to be set up. Almost all of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputies are now dead, including the mastermind behind the attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere. "Local leaders and local governments will take on the process of restoring their communities in the wake of ISIS with our support", Tillerson said. (more...)
Senate Intel Committee Requests Surveillance Docs Referenced By Nunes
- March 24, 2017

But the congressman said the new information, brought to him, does suggest that some in the intelligence community were following the activities of the Trump team closely. Nunes has since apologized to committee members. "That doesn't sound like someone who is running a credible investigation". Is he going to damage the investigation? "I'm always very reluctant about special prosecutors", said Christie, a former USA attorney himself. (more...)
Tencent's quarterly net profit surges 47% Tencent's quarterly net profit surges 47%
- March 24, 2017

The said company, which owns WeChat, messenger app, revealed that its social media apps are growing faster than the famous Facebook in terms of monthly active users numbers. Chinese game publisher Tencent has warned it faces stiff competition in maintaining rapid growth of its core gaming and content businesses, despite notching a surge in quarterly revenue as it continues to expand overseas. (more...)
China "strongly" condemns terrorist attack in London
- March 24, 2017

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely stated Israel "expresses its deep shock at the terror attack in London today and its solidarity with the victims and with the people and government of Great Britain". Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy condemned the deadly attack in London's Westminster and offered condolences to the British people in a telegram sent to his British counterpart Theresa May. (more...)
Watch the latest dark trailer for 'The Handmaid's Tale' Watch the latest dark trailer for 'The Handmaid's Tale'
- March 24, 2017

The first full length trailer for the impending ten-episode Hulu adaptation spotlights the path America took to become Gilead . We also get a better look at Samira Wiley (of Orange is the New Black ) as Offred's friend Moira and a powerfully creepy Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford. (more...)
Schumer Announces 'No' Vote on Gorsuch, Signals Possible Filibuster Schumer Announces 'No' Vote on Gorsuch, Signals Possible Filibuster
- March 24, 2017

Nominated to fill the seat held by the late Antonin Scalia, Gorsuch is eminently worthy of approval by the Senate. "So, Judge Gorsuch, we need to know what's in your heart". "What would you have done if he had asked?" "Senator", Gorsuch began, "there's a lot about this confirmation process today that I regret". Democrats just moved a little closer to filibustering Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. (more...)
Ice, ice, maybe? Freezing rain in forecast Ice, ice, maybe? Freezing rain in forecast
- March 24, 2017

In the areas covered by the advisory, the temperature will be in the low 30s overnight and in the morning. Late Thursday night and early today , brief wind gusts reached 50 miles per hour in some parts of the Omaha area, according to KMTV. (more...)
Local health-care experts oppose bill to replace Obamacare Local health-care experts oppose bill to replace Obamacare
- March 24, 2017

We must pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) so we can repeal the failures of Obamacare and replace them with a robust and vibrant health insurance market where people will have more freedom and flexibility to get the affordable plans they need and prefer. (more...)
American spring breakers reportedly chant 'build that wall' on Cancun cruise American spring breakers reportedly chant 'build that wall' on Cancun cruise
- March 24, 2017

The Mexican paper referred to a social media post by a Peruvian man who was on board the ship. "We weren't raised to be anyone's cute dog nor to put up with anyone's boot", he said. "But there are things with which one can not be tolerant, such as discourse that incites hatred". "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me", Trump said in June 2015 while announcing his presidential run. (more...)
Red Cross calls for blood donors after severe weather impacts collections Red Cross calls for blood donors after severe weather impacts collections
- March 24, 2017

You can use the free Blood Donor App to find a location to donate, schedule an appointment, and learn more about eligible donors. "We could not be there, giving help and hope, without those heroes", said Greco. Type O negative blood donors are an important part of the Red Cross trauma team. For more information, please visit redcross .org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. (more...)
Trump sits in a big truck, internet drives meme into ground Trump sits in a big truck, internet drives meme into ground
- March 24, 2017

See more Trump truck tweets below. Twitter users created the hashtag #TrumpTruck . Trump said to laughter. He used comedienne Rosie O'Donnell as an example. Trump has promised vigorously to repeal and replace Obamacare. Spear said the industry has seen many negative impacts from Obamacare, such as one Wisconsin trucking company that now averages monthly premiums of $2,300 and can no longer invest into its business. (more...)