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Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston

Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston As for the severe weather threat, most of Acadiana will likely stay in a "marginal" to "slight" severe weather risk overnight through midday Thursday . Skies are starting off partly cloudy, but we will continue to add cloud cover throughout the day and that'll increase our chances of rain as we get to the afternoon and evening. [Full Article...]

Hearing on special elections delay called

Hearing on special elections delay called Doing so would clear the path for an extraordinary session of the state legislature scheduled for next Wednesday by GOP leadership. "I am not ruling on what the law might be in the future", Niess said Tuesday. "It's just a waste of taxpayers' money", Walker told reporters Tuesday at a stop in Pewaukee. Wisconsin's last special elections in January saw Democrats win a surprise victory in Wisc... [Full Article...]

Malala Yousafzai gets lots of social media love on return to Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai gets lots of social media love on return to Pakistan Almost six years after being shot in the face and neck by the Taliban for advocating for the rights of girls, 20-year-old Malala Yousafzai returned Thursday to Pakistan. After surviving the attack, Ms Yousafzai was airlifted overseas and underwent surgery. Pakistan's renowned actress Mahira Khan tweeted, "Welcome home baby girl Malala". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom schools in lockdown after threatening email

United Kingdom schools in lockdown after threatening email Supt Matt Kennerley said: "We have received a number of calls from schools in the county reporting that they have been sent threatening emails". A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said it was aware of a series of malicious communications to schools in the area as well as across the country. [Full Article...]

Ola, Uber in merger talks; Softbank brokering deal

Ola, Uber in merger talks; Softbank brokering deal After a fierce battle for market share, Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab announced Monday that it has bought U.S. rival Uber's operation in Southeast Asia . In an interview to, Khosrowshahi said India is already among the top three markets (besides the U.S. and Latin America ), accounting for 10 per cent of its trips globally. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. caps spring training with walk-off HR ... in Montreal

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. caps spring training with walk-off HR ... in Montreal Even the young prospect was careful to not mention anything about playing or the Blue Jays this season. Not to exaggerate, but this has to be the greatest moment in Spring Training history, no? "That was incredible, just a special moment for the kid and for us at the same time". [Full Article...]

Englewood Baptist Church invites all for Easter week celebration

Englewood Baptist Church invites all for Easter week celebration Holy Thursday service at Holy Family Catholic Church, Summerfield, will be at 5:30 p.m., and Good Friday service will be at 5:30 p.m. On Maundy Thursday , the Triduum begins at 7 p.m. Valentine and 9:15 a.m.at St. Mary. There will be a special time and gifts for children worshiping at the church. Easter Sunday services will be at 9:30 (traditional) and 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

The Handmaid's Tale season 2 trailer just dropped and it's chilling

The Handmaid's Tale season 2 trailer just dropped and it's chilling After a few short teasers and first-look images, Hulu on Wednesday unspooled the first full-length trailer for the Emmy-winning drama's highly anticipated second season. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids - where anyone could be a spy for Gilead - all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter ... [Full Article...]

Thousands march for their lives on Walkway

Thousands march for their lives on Walkway The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, drew about 250,000 people to D.C. where Martin Luther King Jr . delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech. "What we're hoping to accomplish is to begin local activism, to get all these people to come together to put pressure on our elected officials to make change", he said. [Full Article...]

NAACP Sues Trump Over Plans to Include Citizenship in 2020 Census

NAACP Sues Trump Over Plans to Include Citizenship in 2020 Census According to the U.S. Department of Commerce: "Having citizenship data at the census block level will permit more effective enforcement of the VRA, and Secretary Ross determined that obtaining complete and accurate information to meet this legitimate government objective outweighed the limited potential adverse impacts". [Full Article...]

Nobel laureate Malala arrives in Pakistan amid tight security

Nobel laureate Malala arrives in Pakistan amid tight security Malala Yousufzai will participate in Meet the Malala programme to be arranged at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad today (Thursday). Almost six years after being shot in the face and neck by the Taliban for advocating for the rights of girls, 20-year-old Malala Yousafzai returned Thursday to Pakistan, CNN affiliate GEO reported. [Full Article...]

Trump expressed hope to see Rob Porter return to White House

Trump expressed hope to see Rob Porter return to White House Krishnamoorthi, an Illinois Democrat, had asked Apol on March 1 about a New York Times report in February that Kushner Cos. accepted $184m in loans from Apollo Global Management and $325m from Citigroup previous year over a span of several months after Kushner met with officials from the two firms. [Full Article...]

Shopping mall blaze in Siberia kills 37: Russian agencies

Shopping mall blaze in Siberia kills 37: Russian agencies Health authorities say that for identifying all corpses they will have to do DNA tests, while six of all the dead are still among the rubble of the four-story building that has been already checked. "We didn't believe in the evacuation at first". People just started running towards the exit. "We should help people, support them as we feel common grief, I deeply pass through it". [Full Article...]

South Korea to host talks ahead of inter-Korean summit

South Korea to host talks ahead of inter-Korean summit Peace House is a three-storey building built in 1989 that has already hosted several high-level inter-Korean meetings, including one in January to discuss North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympic Games, held in South Korea's PyeongChang county. [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi, says Congress should help regional parties

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi, says Congress should help regional parties Her visit to Delhi is part to unite opposition to stand against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. "Each State should be contested by the political party that is strong there and others should extend support", she told reporters after the meeting. [Full Article...]

Ontario Liberals pledge free child care for preschoolers starting in 2020

The Seniors' Health Home Program will provide a benefit of up to $750 annually for eligible households led by seniors 75 and over to help them live independently and offset the cost of maintaining their home. The budget noted that some countries have tax incentives connected to intellectual property, which the government said they are reviewing to "develop an incentive that works best for Ontari... [Full Article...]

US President reauthorizes GSP for Sri Lanka and others

US President reauthorizes GSP for Sri Lanka and others One immigrant advocacy group called Trump's move "harsh, cruel, and disgusting". Starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure , a classification that allowed them to live and work in the USA without fear of deportation. [Full Article...]

UK Jewish groups accuse Labour of tolerating anti-Semitism

UK Jewish groups accuse Labour of tolerating anti-Semitism In an open letter, they said that "again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has sided with anti-Semites rather than Jews". All this follows in the wake of polling which shows that British Jews have been abandoning the Labour Party since the election of Mr. [Full Article...]

One dead in San Francisco hit-and-run

One dead in San Francisco hit-and-run Police say the incident started shortly before 10:30am Wednesday when the driver got into a physical altercation with a group of people. One person remains in critical condition, two victims are in serious condition, and one person is in fair condition, the hospital said. [Full Article...]

Parole Board chief forced out after Worboys case fiasco

Parole Board chief forced out after Worboys case fiasco Worboys, who now goes by the name John Radford, watched via a video link from prison as Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Jay and Mr Justice Garnham said the board should have "undertaken further inquiry into the circumstances of his offending". [Full Article...]


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