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First readings of Ethiopian plane's black boxes may take days: BEA

Quoted in local media reports, Nimalsiri said that Sri Lanka was monitoring the situation closely but no such aircraft was overflying or landing in Sri Lanka at the moment. United Airlines had about 40 flights with the planes. US Representative Rick Larsen said the software upgrade would take a few weeks to complete, and installing it on every plane would take "at least through April".

Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated again

May was sent back to Brussels to renegotiate the deal and while she didn't come back with what she wanted, she did secure some key tweaks. On Monday, May said she had secured "legally binding" changes to allay lawmakers' fears - but it wasn't enough.

Trump to seek another 8.6 billion USA dollars for border wall

He said Trump added almost $2 trillion to deficits with the GOP's "tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the price". He also would increase defense spending, immigration enforcement, veterans' health care, and opioid addiction programs, but slash pretty much everything else .

Doomed with Democrats, Trump's budget boosts Pentagon, targets safety net

The government shutdown for 35 days beginning in December after Congress and the White House deadlocked on funding for the wall. In a joint statement , the Democratic leaders said they hope Trump "learned his lesson" from the last partial government shutdown because additional efforts to secure border wall funds will fail.

McCarthy: GOP frustrated that Dems 'watered down' anti-Semitism resolution

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Andre Carson (D-IN), fellow Muslims in Congress, calling the resolution "great progress". Before leaving to survey tornado damage in Alabama, Trump told reporters Friday the Democrats have become an "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party.

Pentagon warns F35 deal with Turkey in jeopardy

Summers said the United States may also block Ankara from purchasing Patriot missile systems. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a statement regarding Turkey's purchase of the S-400 system, said it is the national decisions of countries to develop their military capabilities and added that for NATO, the most important thing is that "the different systems can work together".

Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run

The 66-year-old Left-leaning populist has always been considered an ideal candidate to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election but said in a statement that he believes he can do more to fight Trump in the Senate. Sherrod Brown's announcement that he won't be running for president. Former Vice President Joe Biden threatens to eclipse both of them if he runs, with his Pennsylvania roots and blue-collar backing.

Maryland weather: Snow possible Friday, but temperatures will reach 60s on Sunday

The Monday morning commute will be clear. State Highway 28 near Graceville in western Minnesota is covered by snow on Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, as a winter storm moved into the state. The wind will blow from the northwest through the afternoon and begin to diminish overnight. On Sunday night wintry showers will gradually become more isolated and become confined to the west and north overnight.

Miami reporter based in Venezuela detained

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted a statement saying Ambassador Daniel Kriener interfered in Venezuela's internal affairs and allied himself with "extremist sectors" of the opposition. The bid was ultimately unsuccessful, and Maduro retains the support of the armed forces and control of state functions. Tensions are escalating by the day in Venezuela , where US -backed Guaido seeks to oust President Nicolas Maduro .

Dissent among Dems over Response to Omar's Israel Remarks

It went on to say that "The pro-Israel lobby has played an outsized role in producing almost unanimous congressional support for Israel", and slammed AIPAC and other lobby groups including the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the fossil fuel lobby for its "anti-democratic" legislative influence on U.S.

Victor of $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot comes forward, remains anonymous

He or she will remain anonymous, a right afforded to the victor by state law. According to the victor, on the day they bought the ticket, they let another customer go ahead of them in line to buy a Mega Millions ticket. "The victor marvels at how every decision made that day brought the victor to the store, at that very moment, to make the Quick Pick Mega Millions lottery ticket purchase ".

House Judiciary to request documents from Trump Jr., dozens in administration

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of US President Donald Trump , his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates. Cummings, Schiff and Engel's requests follow up on a joint letter the chairmen sent to the White House last month , in which they requested information about records maintained during Trump's discussions with Putin .

OR man Jeremy Taylor survives snowstorm by eating hot sauce

The experienced backcountry aficionado detailed how he got his auto stuck in deep snow later in the day while traveling on a remote US Forest Service road. Taylor and Ally initially tried to trek through the snow in order to find help, but it was too dense, so they were forced to go back to his vehicle and wait.

Huawei CFO suing Canada, its border agency and the RCMP

On Dec. 1, 2018, Canada arrested the daughter of Huawei's founder at the request of the U.S.at Vancouver International Airport. Canadian authorities arrested her at the behest of the US Justice Department. Ottawa rejects Beijing calls to release Ms. Meng, saying it can not interfere with the judiciary. While the hearing authority handed out on Friday could prompt the beginning of extradition procedures, experts pointed out that it could take a lot of time before Meng is delivered ...

Sub-Zero Temperatures, Heavy Snow In SE Wyoming Forecast

In the middle, it should be a mix and, while some slushy accumulation is possible on grassy areas, paved surfaces should stay mostly clear. I am a little puzzled by that decision, as a watch-warning means 5 to 7+ inches of snow is in the forecast - that is certainly not expected to happen south of Interstate 195.

Funeral Held for Civilian Killed in India-Pakistan Gun Battle

Islamabad took 11 years to officially acknowledge that Pakistan Army's 453 soldiers and officers were killed in the 1999 Kargil War. Indian media reported that all education institutions within a five-kilometer radius of the LoC remain closed Saturday for a fifth consecutive day.

UK Labour Party suspends MP over antisemitism allegations

There is growing momentum in Parliament against a no-deal scenario, and it is therefore most likely this option will get voted down, barring a big change in sentiment - but that can not be taken for granted. The prime minister is still seeking changes to a withdrawal agreement struck with the European Union late previous year, which she hopes will be enough to get it through parliament's lower House of Commons.

Every Indian Proud Of Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, Says PM Modi

The premier urged the worldwide community to play its due role in defusing the situation as any conflict between the two nuclear armed neighbors could lead to devastating consequences. He calmly gives his name, service number and religion and says: "That is all I am supposed to tell you". The Indian airstrike came after a deadly attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad on the Indian paramilitary police force in Kashmir on 14 February.

Trump and Kim without a deal as they prepare for second summit

Trump will be trying to convince Kim to give up his pursuit of nuclear weapons at a hotel that has bomb shelter that protected the likes of actress Jane Fonda and singer Joan Baez from American air raids during the Vietnam War. With a status quo for at least another year, the president "can tell his supporters to stick with him so he can "finish the job" in another four years", Heinrichs tells VOA.

Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

Those actions included deleting the YouTube Kids app and forever banning it from the house. Hess stated that she doesn't believe that YouTube is doing enough to curate the YouTube Kids platform and protect younger viewers from adult-themed content.

Kate Middleton Hints at Possibility of Baby No. 4

Britain's Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to celebrate inspirational young people from Northern Ireland at the Empire Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland February 27, 2019 . The mother-of-three stunned in a £1,590 Missoni metallic-knit wrap dress, which she paired with her signature Gianvito suede stilettos, costing £505, and a nude Mulberry clutch.

FM Zarif Enjoying Leader’s Support: General Soleimani

The Trump administration pulled the USA out of the deal in May previous year and reinstated severe sanctions while claiming the pact isn't strict enough. and supervision by the supreme leader and the president". Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi over the phone and offered mediation between India and Pakistan, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Pakistan closes airspace as India tensions rise: aviation authority

He appeared in good health as he was questioned about his hometown, his aircraft and his mission. Both armies accused the other of shelling villages and opposition army posts across the line of control that separates Indian and Pakistani controlled Kashmir.

Yusuf Azhar bombed in Balakot air strike was Kandahar hijacker

Ghafoor said "facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force", the Indian aircraft "released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot". Though Foreign Secretary called it non-military action, it is a step I was expecting that the government will take a long time ago. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that "better sense" should prevail, warning India not to challenge Pakistan.

Michael Cohen set to testify on Donald Trump and Russian Federation

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has begun a three-day gauntlet of congressional appearances by giving a closed-door interview to the Senate intelligence committee, where he is expected to detail what he claims to know about Trump's contacts with Russians and other sensitive matters related to the president.

Meghan Markle shows off henna tattoo in sweet moment with little girls

But the Duchess of Sussex took the experience one step further: numerous flowers used to decorate the event to celebrate her royal baby were then donated to charities, as attendee Gayle King confirmed on CBS . The royal mum-to-be looked regal in a bespoke dress by Dior featuring draped sleeves. Thomas decided to make his daughter's letter public after Markle reportedly gave some of her closest friends the go-signal to talk to People magazine about some of the rumors she is now ...

Trump, Chinese Vice Premier to Talk Trade at White House

The discussions were extended into the weekend in search of a broad trade deal to prevent the USA from increasing tariffs on Chinese goods next week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday in an interview on Fox Business Network . The U.S. has charged Huawei with lying about violating sanctions against Iran and with stealing trade secrets.

3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

Atlas Air said three people on the plane "and their family members are our top priority at this time". Before its conversion it had a long run as a passenger airliner, first with Canadian Airlines, which received the brand new aircraft in 1992.

NK media reports on Kim's departure for Trump summit in Hanoi

The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on Saturday for Vietnam, ahead of his second summit with U.S. Kim's train will reportedly stop at the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang, after which he will proceed by auto to Hanoi , with local authorities planning to close the stretch of road that he will travel on between the station and the capital.

Labour and Tories face more resignations with Independent Group growing

The Independent Group has already taken on eight Labour MPs and three Conservatives, with the defectors warning more could be expected to follow. On Wednesday, three Tory MPs, Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston , became the first to resign and join a breakaway group demanding a second Brexit referendum.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

Roger Stone issued a formal apology Monday to the federal judge handling his case in the special counsel's investigation. In a post accompanying the picture, which was shared online in screenshots by a number of media organizations, Stone alleged the charges against him were part of a "deep state" plot.

Breaking! Sanders says he is running for US Prez

Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has also supported Sanders' announcement. Bernie Sanders "has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism". Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker. The independent Senator finished runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Buhari to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over election delay

There are 73 registered candidates in the presidential election , but campaigning has been dominated by President Buhari, 76, and Atiku Abubakar, 72. I want Nigerians to be respected, let them vote whoever they want across the parties", Buhari further stated. "If you have a garden and you don't nourish it with water, the grass will remain dormant; we don't want our party to remain dormant".

Gun battle with militants kills 4 Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir

This type of attack is "what happens in Afghanistan or Syria", said Sanjay Sharma, a spokesman for the Central Reserve Police Force , a paramilitary force whose officers were killed in last week's attack. The attack last week comes more than two years after armed militants entered an army base in the garrison town of Uri, about 63 miles (102 kilometers) from Srinagar - killing 18.

Netanyahu secretly met Morocco's foreign minister

The Visegrad Group of four central European countries have cancelled their meeting in Israel after Poland pulled out in protest against an Israeli minister's comments about alleged Polish collaboration during the Holocaust . But Poland, where sensitivities over the issue of its behaviour during the Holocaust are high, called in Israeli envoy Anna Azari and said doubts remained about what Netanyahu said.

Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse

According to the Catholic Diocese of Salina, on Saturday the Vatican announced that former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state . The ruling makes McCarrick the highest profile Catholic priest to be expelled from the priesthood over abuse allegations. Pope Francis ultimately ordered a Vatican investigation into the accusations in 2017, and McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals a year ago after the accusations were made public.

US Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race

Warren's campaign comes after senators, including Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have already jumped into the race for the Presidential bid. According to FiveThirtyEight's congressional vote tracker, Klobuchar voted with Trump's interests 31% of the time since he took office.

17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

As many as 30 fire tenders were pressed to carry out the rescue operation. A woman and child were seen attempting to jump while another man was spotted hanging from a terrace before falling. It is estimated some 120 people were inside the building, built around 25 years ago, according to the hotel's website. Also, an eye-witness said:"Within minutes the fire accompanied by dense smoke engulfed the whole hotel, leaving nearly no space for the occupants to rush to safety".

Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russian Federation probe

The "hearing" was clearly a dog-and-pony show that was meant to cast doubt on the credibility of Matt Whitaker, the DOJ and President Trump before Trump's new attorney general (Michael Barr) would soon take office. Nadler had noted that previous Trump administration officials, including former Attorney General Jeff Sessions , declined to answer questions about conversations with the White House during testimony, saying that the president might want to claim executive privilege on those ...

Northam Says Blackface Photo Scandal Has Been An 'Awakening For Virginia'

Fairfax has denied the allegations. Fairfax was previously considered as a top replacement for Governor Ralph Northam when past racist photos in his medical school yearbook came to light earlier this month. I want to stand here in that truth and restate that my truth, as well as the truth of Dr. Tyson and Ms. Watson, should be fully investigated and thoroughly assessed.

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) - introduced Warren Saturday and revealed his endorsement of Warren. Warren introduced her campaign by telling the story of Lawrence, where laborers - many of whom were immigrants - toiled under awful working conditions.

Gale force winds sweep country as Storm Erik brings disruption

Footage posted on Twitter showed it bouncing around on approach to landing before the pilot abandoned the landing and circled the airport. It has now landed safely at Manchester. A tree also hit a double decker bus in Dorset yesterday, but the passengers and driver escaped unscathed. While there is expected to be a lull in the fiercest winds on Friday evening, gusts will pick up again around midnight, when a warning for wind will cover Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and much of ...

Venezuela’s Guaido won’t rule out authorising United States intervention

Elliot Abrams, the new USA envoy on the Venezuelan crisis, said that Washington was revoking the visas of an unspecified number of members of the Constituent Assembly. Juan Guaidó, who is recognised as president by most South American and western nations, ... The report comes after the European Union and a group of Latin American governments which kept a moderate line following the political crisis which has engulfed Venezuela called for dialogue and fresh elections.

'Please, don't send me to Bahrain' - Jailed Bahraini footballer

With growing calls for Thailand and Bahrain to face sanctions over the latter's attempts to have Al-Araibi extradited from Thailand, plans for the Australian U23 team to play China in a friendly in Bangkok have been abandoned. It said he had been granted bail to travel for a football tournament and had violated the terms while taking "special consideration granted to him as a sportsman".

Pompeo: 2nd US-N.Korea summit to be held in Asia

And they underscored again that Russian Federation meddled deeply on Trump's behalf in the 2016 presidential election - which he has repeatedly denied - and can be expected to do the same in 2020. President Trump unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last May, saying that Tehran failed to comply with the agreement, and announced the reintroduction of sanctions against the country.

Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP

In 2016 the carmaker said it would build the new vehicle in the United Kingdom after "assurances" from the government. That reverses a decision in late 2016 to build the SUV at Nissan's Sunderland plant in northern England, which employs 7,000 workers.

Vegan Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Trump for Presidency

In his announcement video, Booker talked of his upbringing in New Jersey, one that he noted distinguishes him from the rest of the Senate - as well as his competitors in the presidential race. "If you're exhausted of that bitterness, that trash talking, that trolling, that politics that is a race to the bottom in our country, then don't support me, because I'm not in this race to tear people down".

Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats Up

At the Senate hearing, Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel said Iran was "technically.in compliance" with the nuclear deal, despite the United States withdrawal and the imposition of stricter sanctions against Tehran. Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, criticized the president for dismissing the assessment of his officials.

Mother dies after falling down subway stairs carrying 1-year-old daughter

Authorities said Goodson was unconscious and unresponsive when they arrived at the station just before 8 p.m. Goodson was taken to Mt. Sinai West and later declared dead, the New York Post reported . Her death reverberated throughout New York City, among stunned parents who often traverse crowded subway stairs with strollers and among people who are disabled and regularly encounter an inaccessible transit system.

Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'

Washington Post reporter Devlin Barrett calls the news a " big deal " because, he says, it's the first time a senior administration official has said the investigation is close to being finished. Whitaker responded to some of that criticism on Monday saying that the statements he made were when he was "a private citizen only with publicly available information".