Texas Bans Sanctuary Cities Despite Police Opposition

Texas Bans Sanctuary Cities Despite Police Opposition The governor of Texas is poised to sign a sweeping bill that would outlaw sanctuary jurisdictions in the state and impose costly fines and even jail time on officials who refuse to cooperate with US immigration agents. The bill would take effect September 1. As an alternative, 34 legislatures, representing two-thirds of the 50 states, can call for convening a convention to draft constitutional... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Spoke at Bethune-Cookman and It Went Worse Than Expected

Betsy DeVos Spoke at Bethune-Cookman and It Went Worse Than Expected The graduates also booed in regards to a statement DeVos made during her speech, in which she said she would be visiting the grave site of Mary McLeod Bethune later in the day to pay her respects. Students have been protesting en masse and B-CU graduate Dominik Whitehead even started a petition to prevent DeVos from attending. "For someone to come and speak at my commencemen... [Full Article...]

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

We've gained seats in some places, we've held councils that many predicted we wouldn't. "That is why I'm not taking anything for granted", she said. "And others, unfortunately, have not been elected", Mr Corbyn said on Friday night. Paul Nuttall's Ukip was crushed as every single councilor facing election suffered defeat. [Full Article...]

Around 22 killed by collapsing wall at Indian wedding

Around 22 killed by collapsing wall at Indian wedding The injured were immediately taken to a nearby hospital. "The wall and a tin shed attached to it at the marriage venue collapsed due to a storm", said Mr Tank. "It was marriage of Kirori Mali who is an employee in the forest department", Vashishth said.The State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been informed about the situation and a team from Jaipur is likely to arrive, Addtional SP Satish C... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu slams 'absurd' United Nations vote on Jerusalem

Other Israeli officials also criticised UNESCO for holding the vote on Israel's Independence Day. "Israel will not stand silently by in the face of this shameful resolution", Danon said . The original draft sought to reaffirm 18 previous UNESCO resolutions against Israel on the matter of Jerusalem , including resolutions denying Israeli sovereignty over the city as well as any Jewish lin... [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Michael Flynn Documents

In announcing the subpoena, the Senate Intelligence Committee said that Flynn "declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee's request". Flynn was sacked for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who was among the Russian diplomats who met today with Trump at the White House. [Full Article...]

Post Comey's dismissal, Donald Trump seeks to mend ties with Russia

The testimony comes amid news Former US President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Flynn. Yates was appointed for the transition period as a "neutral" administrator until President Donald Trump would appoint a successor. Commenting on this conversation on Fox news, President Donald Trump blamed the Obama... [Full Article...]

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address DeVos issued a statement Monday evening after a meeting with HBCU leaders, praising their schools for identifying "a system that wasn't working" and taking it "upon themselves to provide the solution" from the outset of their founding. A university statement likened DeVos' commitment to education to that of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune . One student described (paywall) her invita... [Full Article...]

Nigeria Chibok girls: 82 released after three years

Amnesty International has recorded 41 cases of mass abductions in the last three years. He urged the government to help the families of the girls to nurture them, for their proper reintegration into the society. The girls were released on Saturday . President Buhari congratulated the rescued girls and their parents on their safe return. Governor Sani Bello described the release of 82 girl... [Full Article...]

Erdogan to Trump: Don't Arm the Kurds

Turkish officials reacted with public anger to the U.S. move to arm the Kurds, a decision that was announced Tuesday, a week ahead of a state visit to Washington by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Any further military action could also potentially complicate the offensive on Raqqa, the Islamic State's symbolic capital and its last major stronghold after the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is be... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump: First daughter reveals what she gave up during election campaign

US First Daughter Ivanka Trump published on Wednesday a self-help book for working women filled with inspirational quotes and anecdotes from entrepreneurs, authors and activists. and there's pureed avocado all over me", she writes. But the White House didn't consult the Office of Government Ethics, at least according to the office's director. [Full Article...]

Trump meets with Russia's top diplomat

Trump meets with Russia's top diplomat The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Oval Office and will be closed to press, according to the White House. "We want to see the killing, the awful killing, stopped in Syria as soon as possible and everyone is working toward that end", Trump told reporters. [Full Article...]

Anti-missile system exposes tension between USA and South Korea

In 2015, China for the first time demonstrated a whole range of long, medium and short range missiles during a military parade. The MOD recently released a statement reiterating its opposition to the deployment of the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea, and it is believed this latest missile test was a response. [Full Article...]

Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) Tumbles -28.04% in Pre-Session

Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) Tumbles -28.04% in Pre-Session UBS analyst Eric Sheridan, who has a sell rating on Yelp and reduced his price target to US$28 from US$32, expressed what many investors are thinking: The company has become a show-me story. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded shares of Yelp from a " neutral " rating to a " buy " rating in a research report on Wednesday. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was stolen and repo... [Full Article...]

The Bachelor's Chris Soules arrested after fatal crash

The Bachelor's Chris Soules arrested after fatal crash The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said that Soules' Chevrolet Silverado struck Mosher's John Deere tractor, causing it to go into a ditch. There have been no further details given by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office , who made the arrest. [Full Article...]

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Pope was in Egypt on a two-day trip created to forge Muslim-Christian brotherhood and show solidarity with the country's persecuted Coptic Christian minority , Efe news reported. Religious teachers, in particular, must teach the young to "respond to the incendiary logic of evil by patiently working for the growth of goodness", he said. [Full Article...]

Syria engulfed in turmoil as safe-zones take effect

Both also agreed to maintain regular contact, the statement said. The United States is not party to the agreement and the Syrian rivals have not signed on to the deal. The plan's details will be worked out over the next few weeks but the zones appear meant to halt conflict in specific areas between government forces and rebels, and would potentially be policed by foreign troops. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo lands 50th knockout blow against Atletico

You can never discount the home advantage that any side has on the football field. Marcelo has been sublime form this season and is one of the best players in Real Madrid at the moment. "Tomorrow is another game and we have to prove ourselves". However, a goal from Isco shortly before half-time effectively killed the contest and Madrid saw out the second half in more comfortable fashio... [Full Article...]

Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief

He beat Mussa Abu Marzuk and Mohamed Nazzal in a videoconference vote of the ruling council's members in Gaza , the West Bank and outside the Palestinian territories. Haniya climbed the ranks within the movement as a close aide and assistant of Hamas' cofounder, the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in 1997. We call upon the Presbyterian Church (USA) to recognize this, and reject and abandon malevolent m... [Full Article...]

Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

Bottom row: Jack Jones, Marcel Williams, Kenneth Williams and Jason Mcgehee. Jack Jones and March. Witnessed by AP writer Kelly Kissel. A motorist passes by the entrance to the Cummins Unit prison near Varner, Ark., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. [Full Article...]

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