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Turkey's ruling party unveils Yildirim as premier candidate Turkey's ruling party unveils Yildirim as premier candidate
- May 21, 2016

It puts 138 policy-makers at risk of prosecution, the vast majority of them from two opposition parties. In remarks made during his visit to the northern province of Trabzon, before heading to his hometown of Rize, he said, "I hope the voting will be concluded today". (more...)
Rougned Odor suspended 8 games for punching Jose Bautista Rougned Odor suspended 8 games for punching Jose Bautista
- May 18, 2016

Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer Joe Torre said Monday he hopes to mete out punishment for Sunday's brawl between the Blue Jays and Rangers as early as Tuesday. "I've seen guys flip bats, not like these guys do now, but I've seen guys flip bats and they get hit and everybody moves on", he said. Odor was expected to receive the harshest penalty among up to nearly a dozen players, managers and coaches potentially facing discipline for Sunday's brawl. (more...)
Tornadoes leave damage throughout Oklahoma
- May 17, 2016

News outlets near Mayfield, Kentucky, reported that homes and businesses in the area were damaged, and Kentucky State Police said at least eight people had been injured there. EF-3 damage means the tornadoes had estimated winds of 136 to 165 miles per hour. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger says his office upgraded the Katie tornado from EF3 and the Bromide tornado from EF1 after consulting further with survey teams. (more...)
Powerball winning numbers for 05/11/2016; jackpot $40 million
- May 17, 2016

Valerie Arthur says the ticket was purchased by Pearlie Smith , her 70-year-old mother. Arthur said she retired a year ago, after working for 27 years in a state prison. Saturday's Classic Lotto prize is $6.7 million after no tickets matched the winning numbers from Wednesday's drawing. "That's a pretty good investment", Hedinger said earlier this week. (more...)
Trump on his tax rate: 'None of your business' Trump on his tax rate: 'None of your business'
- May 16, 2016

Romney remains perhaps Trump's harshest critic from inside the GOP establishment, having labeled him a phony and a fraud in a high-profile speech at the University of Utah earlier this year that jump-started the "Never Trump" movement. There has been much speculation about Trump's wealth since his self-estimates place his net worth at $10 billion. Some are coming around. Sen. No amount of finessing the candidate will convince Mr Esteve that Mr Trump is fit for the top job. (more...)
'The Wire' Star Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Bernie Sanders Supporter
- May 16, 2016

Atlanta police tell CBS46 Pierce was arrested at Atlanta Loews Hotel in Midtown where he was guest. Pierce's representatives have not responded to a request for comment from TMZ and the New York Daily News says an Atlanta Police Department spokesman told them they could not access police reports on the weekend, so details of the arrest would not be available until Monday. (more...)
Canadian PM arrives in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray Canadian PM arrives in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray
- May 15, 2016

He said crews just couldn't stop the fire from torching homes, even though they got on it quickly. "I know how stressful it is to leave everything behind and to be away from home for a prolonged time", said Larivee, who was evacuated from her home during wildfires five years ago. (more...)
Moscow gang brawl leaves 2 dead and 10 wounded during graveyard fight Moscow gang brawl leaves 2 dead and 10 wounded during graveyard fight
- May 15, 2016

Some reports claim up to 400 people were involved in the conflict at the Khovanskoe cemetery. More than 50 people were arrested. The fighters fired guns and used shovels, baseball bats and steel bars to bash their opponents, police said. (more...)
Scottish National Party Wins 'Historic' Third Term
- May 07, 2016

The Conservative Party came in second, pushing Labour into third place. They broke the system in 2011 with their majority which was widely regarded as impossible in semi-proportional parliament, so perhaps another minority is not a total shock, but it will be a surprise to many who thought another outright SNP government was a foregone conclusion. (more...)
Sadiq Khan: the muslim favourite to win London's mayoral election
- May 04, 2016

Yet Goldsmith, with the support of Prime Minister David Cameron, has for weeks focused on Khan's faith and past appearances alongside radical Muslim speakers, accusing him of giving "platform, oxygen and cover" to extremists. " Khan is clearly a modern, progressive Muslim", said Professor Tony Travers, a local politics expert at the London School of Economics university. (more...)
Carly Fiorina breaks into song during running mate announcement
- May 04, 2016

Pence said on an Indianapolis talk-radio show that he would vote for Cruz because he is "a principled conservative who has dedicated his career to advocating the Reagan agenda". "I can understand this might be an incredibly optimistic poll for Cruz", said Andy Downs, director of the politics center. "They have always been insiders to this corrupt system of crony capitalism". (more...)
Media Hails Leicester's Premier League Triumph Media Hails Leicester's Premier League Triumph
- May 04, 2016

So Leicester City, the team that had 5,000-1 odds of winning the English Premier League title, did the unthinkable in the end. Are you the lucky punter who backed Leicester for the league? Back at the Premier League headquarters in London , chief executive chairman Richard Scudamore told the BBC that "it's probably the biggest sporting story ever and the biggest sporting achievement ever". (more...)
Strong storms expected to continue through evening Strong storms expected to continue through evening
- May 04, 2016

Rain totals should be light from a trace to a tenth of an inch. This is when we could see some severe weather in the region. In 1994, Sacramento recorded 1.24 inches of rain on May 6. Saturday night: Mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s. South wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Today's forecast calls for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers
- May 03, 2016

Al-Abadi's Sunday statement came a day after hundreds of angry anti-government followers of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tore down blast walls and poured into the parliament building, exacerbating a long-simmering political crisis. (more...)
Too much ice in your Starbucks? Too much ice in your Starbucks?
- May 03, 2016

But Starbucks might actually be taking the ice into account. In fact in 2014, beverage sales made up 73 percent of the Starbucks' net revenue. "By under-filling its lattes, thereby shortchanging its customers, Starbucks has saved countless millions of dollars in the cost of goods sold and was unjustly enriched by taking payment for more product than it delivers", the suit reads. (more...)
Prince Harry, Canada's Trudeau mark wounded soldiers event Prince Harry, Canada's Trudeau mark wounded soldiers event
- May 03, 2016

The Invictus Games were initiated by Prince Harry in 2014 as a Paralympics-style worldwide adaptive sporting event for those injured on active military duty and veteran service members. Ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games, Michelle Obama tweeted Prince Harry - an army veteran himself - a challenge. They're a sporting competition for wounded, injured and sick troops. (more...)
Canelo vs Khan Odds For Saturday's Mega-Fight Canelo vs Khan Odds For Saturday's Mega-Fight
- May 03, 2016

It will be Alvarez's fifth fight since his lone career loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. If I was to fight the champion around 147 pounds I would fancy my chances. Gennady Golovkin's priority is to unify the middleweight division against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez before entertaining the idea of catchweight super-fights, his promoter has reiterated. (more...)
Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention
- May 02, 2016

But Cruz's Arizona campaign organizer says simple math led to the at-large victory. However, just 22 percent consider the Cruz-Kasich alliance a major factor in deciding their vote, while 15 percent say it's a minor factor and 63 percent say it plays no factor at all. (more...)
Putting NK Leader Kim Jong-un in Jail
- May 02, 2016

The last Congress of the Workers' Party was held in 1980 under the rule of Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the state founder. It will be closely watched for signs of major policy shifts, movement among senior officials or comment on North Korea's nuclear programme. (more...)
Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter
- May 02, 2016

The resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar is celebrated in about 70 countries around the world with Orthodox churches and communities. Perhaps surprisingly, no one was injured in the barrage of fireworks aimed at each church's towers in Chios, but a man was seriously injured in Crete after falling from a high pole while helping set up another tradition, the burning of a Judas effigy. (more...)