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Trump Tweets Against Blankenship in West Virginia

McConnell, who has opposed Blankenship's Senate run, is married to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. Trump has one big reason not to support Blankenship: Roy Moore , the defeated GOP Senate hopeful in Alabama, who won the primary but lost the general election he was favored to win after reports that he'd made inappropriate advances toward teen-aged girls.

Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' initiative to help kids

Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition. As a mother and First Lady, Trump said she wants every child to know that it is "safe to make mistakes and there are supportive adults and friends nearby to catch them" if they fall.

Hezbollah in shock election win, gets control of Lebanese parliament

The drop came despite a reformulated electoral law created to encourage voting through proportional representation. However, Hariri would yet have the largest Sunni support in parliament which would see him form the next government irrespective of the losses.

Unified North, South Korea TT team lose

Korea Table Tennis Association Vice President and International Olympic Committee member RYU Seungmin said "This is a big historical decision for both our countries". "This is an important statement to promote peace between our countries through table tennis ". Suh shared that she saw a movie about the united team and now, it felt a bit unusual.

Iowa governor says she'll sign 6-week abortion ban into law

Reynolds signed the bill at the governor's office at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Previously, pro-life state Rep. Shannon Lundgren, a Republican, admitted that the legislation likely would expose the state to a legal challenge, KMA Radio News reports .

Karnataka elections: Congress brought disrepute to Ballari, says PM Modi

Talking about the new State Congress president, he said , "The contest in Madhya Pradesh is between corporate supporters and farmers, and so the Congress will not be able to defeat the BJP". He also said that the Congress never tried to solve the water problem in Tumakuru. The Prime Minister had said that despite Deve Gowda opposing him, when he came to Karnataka for campaigning during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the JD (S) leader should live for 100 years and serve the society.

Central American migrants from 'caravan' have entered US: Mexican immigration official

Seventy more Central American migrants were allowed to cross into the us on Thursday, bringing the total number to 158 over the last few days, Reuters reported . "I can't take it here anymore", said one migrant who was admitted into the US Wednesday. The San Ysidro crossing is in the USA state of California, close to the Mexican city of Tijuana.

Iran denies accusation of Polisario arms delivery

The Gulf Cooperation Council, as an institution, voiced its full and firm solidarity with Morocco, and affirmed support for all initiatives undertaken by the kingdom to consolidate its sovereignty and territorial unity. "Morocco's ambassador has been received today by the Secretary General at the foreign ministry who rejected the unfounded remarks", ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Telstra fibre cut caused by lightning strike

A lightning strike in rural Australia has been blamed for cutting a cable that caused a major emergency services number outage in every state. "The police have been able to rapidly ensure we have enough staff to handle those calls, and divert and dispatch calls for assistance to all the agencies".

Things you may not know about International Workers' Day

Labour Day originates in the late 19 century when trade unions and labour movements began growing in the US. The governor added that the labour movement should not only enquire after what workers could get from the government but also what workers could further contribute to support the government in making a difference in the lives of the people.

Facebook Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'

The glitch was resolved before 12 p.m. and the question no longer appeared on a News Feed seen by Business Insider. "Does this post contain hate speech?" the site asks, giving two options: "Yes" or "No". Presumably, the feature - once completed - will only appear when triggered by certain words or phrases. "What the heck Facebook?" The premature launch was blamed on a "bug".

Forecast: Severe weather possible today

South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour becoming east after midnight. "While dry weather will dominate over this time, a few showers/thunderstorms are possible Thursday and Friday , with the greatest risk across interior southern New England", the weather service says.

Mourinho admits Lukaku could miss Man United's FA Cup final against Chelsea

But speaking after United's 2-1 win over Arsenal on Super, which confirmed a top-four finish, United boss Mourinho said the club need more to be considered as successful as he wishes. We have to win more games than we have done. "It has been one of those seasons", the England global added. "We want to keep winning to the end of the season", he added.

Global support for Alfie Evans spreads to Poland

The news report came out after Tom Evans told the media that he would be working with Alder Hey Children's Hospital in an attempt to fix the relationship so Alfie can go home . Alfie's father even met with Pope Francis, who gave his blessing. Italy put a military plane on standby to transport Alfie to Rome if the courts allowed it and granted the boy Italian citizenship to facilitate his arrival and transport.

Syrian Witnesses Confirmed False Chemical Attack in Duma

His comments came a day after worldwide donors pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking.

Food poisoning from romaine lettuce confirmed in Wisconsin

On April 20, the CDC alerted Americans to throw out any romaine lettuce they may have purchased in stores. The growing season in Yuma is pretty much over, but it's possible some illnesses will still occur, said Matthew Wise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sergey Lavrov: The US is trying to divide Syria

Nevertheless, the limited nature of US-led strikes suggests the "peak of tensions has passed", he said. Iran, Russia and Turkey have reaffirmed their strong commitment to Syria's sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity, vowing to strengthen trilateral coordination to find a sustainable solution to the ongoing crisis in the Arab country .

Israel Mulls Building 'Trump Town' for Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem

Last week it was reported that the American delegation to the upcoming ceremony in Jerusalem will be led by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka, as well as by Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin. The embassy is slated to open around Israel's 70th anniversary, on May 14. He added: "As you know, the embassy in Jerusalem , it's been promised for many, many years by presidents".

Trump Says He Has Politically Savvy Replacement In Mind For VA

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson , withdrew April 26 in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Multiple injuries reported after explosion rocks Wis. refinery

The main concern is evacuating residents in the area in a safe and timely manner, said Superior Mayor Jim Paine. At this point Stein could not categorize how many people might be affected by the evacuation order. In 2012 and 2013 there were four reports of hydrogen sulfide releases due to power outages, according to the National Response Center. Husky's first priority is the safety of its people, the community and emergency responders.

South Korea to hit pause on Friday to soak in historic summit

Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a key USA ally, were to meet Friday in the heavily militarized frontier between the Koreas. On a subsequent visit to the United States, South Korean envoys brokered a potential meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump , who said he would meet the North Korean leader by May.

Princess Charlotte's wave upstages the new royal baby

Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has confirmed. NBC's Kelly Cobiella was there in London when Prince William and his wife, Kate , introduced their son to the world. While four-year-old George has already experienced adjusting to a sibling, it will be Charlotte, who is almost three, who will need to get used to no longer being the baby of the family.

Mike Pompeo profile: Military man will not break ranks with Trump

The gesture moved Pompeo forward with a vote of confidence from the committee, and will likely see a floor vote on Thursday. That all but assures Pompeo will be confirmed. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, last week became the first Democrat to announce her support for Pompeo. In a statement Friday, Coons said, "On vital decisions facing our country, Director Pompeo seems less concerned with rule of law and partnership with our allies and more inclined to emphasize unilateral action and the ...

Truckers help troopers prevent man from jumping off MI bridge

Michigan State Police posted a Road Commission for Oakland County photo on their Twitter feed that showed 13 trucks lined up beneath the overpass near the Coolidge Road exit off I-696. The situation came to a peaceful conclusion when the man chose to walk off the bridge after several hours of negotiations with police. The highway finally reopened later that morning.

Without a seat at the table, customs union membership is worthless

Theresa May's government faced their first defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords last week when peers voted in favour staying in the customs union . The PM's vow to leave the EU's trading bloc is a key plank of her Brexit plan, but she is coming under pressure to change tack. Rees-Mogg believes that after leaving the union, the United Kingdom should phase out all tariffs, in order to reduce consumer prices and stimulate competition.

PSL promise justice to perpetrators of fan violence

Although the fans had previously expressed their dissatisfaction with Komphela and the team, Saturday night's pandemonium following the 2-0 loss to Free State Stars — which left the Chiefs with no chance of any silverware this season — was on a different scale.

Proof of Syria chemical weapons attack

Even then, France wants to start working "right now" on resuming the political process aimed at ending the conflict in Syria, officials said Saturday after Western powers carried out what it called "legitimate" military strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Man tasered on Miami-Chicago flight after reportedly groping passenger

Garcia was charged with battery, depriving an officer of a firearm, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, cops say. The incident happened Sunday night on Flight 2446 from Miami to Chicago O'Hare. The flight was delayed from taking off for more than one hour. Garcia still refused to disembark. The crowd cheers when they drove him away'. When one officer tried to lift Garcia up, he reached for the officer's handgun repeatedly.

Texas Mother Sets Fire to Car With Three Children Inside

She abandoned two of her daughters - ages 13 and 11 - and then continued to drag her 9-year-old daughter towards a bayou nearby, police said. Her children are now with relatives. Houston Fire Department arson investigators were also called to the scene. The woman left on foot with the children but was later arrested and is facing three counts of aggravated assault on a family member, AP said.

Issues drone Limits following palace incident

There was no immediate information about any injuries or damage. The Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh became the scene of an unusual shooting as the security forces stationed near the palace of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud opened fire on a tiny toy drone, according to media reports.