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Ethics chief was missing 'factual information' on condo

Ethics chief was missing 'factual information' on condo But when pressed during the Fox News interview on who exactly awarded those raises, Pruitt said , "I don't know". A review of Pruitt's ethical conduct by White House officials is underway, adding to other probes already being conducted by congressional committees and EPA's inspector general into outsized spending on luxury air travel and unusual security precautions. [Full Article...]

Amherst Public Library boosters to hold book sale

Amherst Public Library boosters to hold book sale The Library is receiving $10,000 from the Summerlee Foundation, which provides funds for Texas Historical sites. National Library Week celebrates libraries across the country and aims to promote library use and encourage support. Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. "Service to the community has always been the focus of the library". [Full Article...]

Lula supporters rally as arrest deadline looms

Lula supporters rally as arrest deadline looms Lula spent the night with supporters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the vehicle manufacturing city where, decades ago, he led the auto workers' strikes that helped bring down a military dictatorship. Last year, Moro convicted da Silva of trading favors with a construction company in exchange for the promise of a beachfront apartment. Earlier on Thursday, Brazil's Supreme Court rejected Lula's plea to... [Full Article...]

Mark Zuckerberg to testify at joint Senate hearing on April 10th

Mark Zuckerberg to testify at joint Senate hearing on April 10th With the revelation coming in the wake of recent privacy scandals, the timing could hardly have been worse for Facebook , but Mark Zuckerberg is - yet again - remaining silent about the matter. The recipients of Zuckerberg's messages weren't informed before that happened. "We submitted our response to the government ahead of our deadline", said the Facebook spokesperson. [Full Article...]

Backpage appears to have been seized by the federal government

Backpage appears to have been seized by the federal government The announcement also listed other agencies involved in the apparent seizure, including the U.S. Attorney's Offices for California, Texas and Arizona. The founder of backpage.com, Michael Lacey lives in Sedona. Advocates and prosecutors have alleged that Backpage was used to sell underage girls and that women sold through the ads were coerced into prostitution, elevating the crime from prostitut... [Full Article...]

China Trade Retaliation Puts Stocks of US Exporters in Spin

China Trade Retaliation Puts Stocks of US Exporters in Spin Trump responds to China's earlier announcement to target 106 more USA products. China countered Trump's plan announced Tuesday to slap tariffs on 1,333 of the country's products - such as semiconductors and lithium batteries - by announcing duties on a variety of agriculture products, including soybeans, the second-most-valuable USA crop. [Full Article...]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens up About Depression

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens up About Depression Johnson told Express " that was my absolute worse time ". "I will say this really quick, which is cool", he added. He was so devastated and depressed after this incident which led to the state of mind where he was not willing to go anywhere or do anything, he was crying constantly. [Full Article...]

Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (HSPX) Rises 1.6% for April 5

Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (HSPX) Rises 1.6% for April 5 The Dow Jones industrial average rose 240.92 points to 24,505.22, with Boeing and DowDuPont as the best-performing stocks. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 each made all-time highs earlier this year of 26,616.71 and 2,872.87, respectively. [Full Article...]

Google staff challenge Pentagon project

The letter to Pichai had been reportedly going around Google's internal communication server for several weeks where it collected around 3,100 signatures. "The technology flags images for human review, and is for non-offensive uses only", a Google spokesperson said at the time in a statement. Never jeopardize that. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation has filed a lawsuit to block Telegram messaging app

Russian Federation has filed a lawsuit to block Telegram messaging app Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Telegram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. Telegram is one of Russia's most popular IM client, but it's also popular across the Middle East. Telegram, a London-registered business, responded through its lawyers, saying it has no such plans. Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov said on Twitter in March: ... [Full Article...]

SC reserves verdict on BJP's plea on West Bengal panchayat polls

SC reserves verdict on BJP's plea on West Bengal panchayat polls He said the BJP should have either gone to the Election Commission or filed an election petition after the elections, instead of coming straight to the apex court. The Congress party's state president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday moved the Calcutta high court seeking deployment of central forces for the village council elections to be held in early May. [Full Article...]

Palestinians Renew Gaza Fence Protest, With Smoke and Mirrors

Palestinians Renew Gaza Fence Protest, With Smoke and Mirrors Twenty Palestinians have died since the demonstrations near the heavily guarded Gaza border fence began on 30 March, the latest a man who died in a Gaza hospital today of gunshot wounds suffered on the first day of protests. The protests, which Hamas claims are peaceful, will culminate on May 15th, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, when many Palestinians had to leav... [Full Article...]

President Trump, "We Will Use Military to Protect Our Border"

President Trump, State National Guard personnel are not subject to the PCA, so in 2004, Congress passed a law that past administrations have used to allow the federal government to fund National Guard troops participating in border security operations in the event of "homeland defense activity" under Title 32 authority, according to a 2013 Congressional Research Report . [Full Article...]

Gov. Fallin Signs $2.9 Billion Funding Measure for Public Schools

Gov. Fallin Signs $2.9 Billion Funding Measure for Public Schools One teacher who told Fallin she had been planning to move to Texas to teach said she is now staying in Oklahoma because of the bill's passage, the governor said. "And that's why I'm very proud that this year we were able to get something done for our teachers". Allford said she believes in the movement for better education funding. [Full Article...]

Trump Will 'Probably' Skip WH Correspondents' Dinner - Again

Trump Will 'Probably' Skip WH Correspondents' Dinner - Again Talev said that while Trump would not attend the dinner, the White House had said the president would "actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment", which guarantees freedom of speech. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade Unlike the Philadelphia PD, which used Crisco and a hydraulic fluid before the National Football League title game and Super Bowl , respectively, Radner's grease is a bit of a mystery. Eric Paschall, junior guard for the Wildcats, dominated the boards, racking up 14 rebounds in the game and dropped in a helpful 12 points. It could be Phil Booth . [Full Article...]

Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China

Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China Kudlow says the administration will have more to say about its effort to recruit other major economies to support the USA position. China hit back with a tit-for-tat response, announcing a plan to raise import duties on a list of more than 100 goods from the USA, including soybeans, fruit, almonds, pork and other products, worth $3 billion. [Full Article...]

Masters 2018: Jordan Spieth surges to the top of the leaderboard

Masters 2018: Jordan Spieth surges to the top of the leaderboard Spieth , the 2015 champion and runner-up in 2014 and 2016, sputtered through his first seven holes, mixing two birdies with two bogeys, before carding an eagle at the eighth then reeling off five straight birdies from the 13th. WATCH the moment Sergio Garcia takes 13 shots on one hole . He sank a 20-footer for another birdie at the par-3 16th, giving him a bit of momentum heading into Friday. [Full Article...]

Aishwarya Rai, soon-to-be wife of Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap

Aishwarya Rai, soon-to-be wife of Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap Last month, when Lalu's youngest son Tejashwi Yadav was asked when he would get married, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said , "First let the wedding bells chime for my elders like Chirag (Ram Vilas Paswan's son), Nishant (Nitish Kumar's son) and Tej Pratap". [Full Article...]

Kudlow says US-China have not begun trade talks yet

Kudlow says US-China have not begun trade talks yet As President Donald Trump considers authorizing $100 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, Kudlow praised Trump for getting tough on China for their economic machinations and intellectual property theft. Though some have suggested the president's criticism of the e-commerce behemoth is in retaliation to unfavorable coverage of his administration in The Washington Post, which is owned by A... [Full Article...]


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