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Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list Turtles that breathe through their genitals and tiny chameleons are amongst the weird reptiles heading for extinction unless urgent action is taken. An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles. [Full Article...]

Bipartisan group of senators introduce proposal to protect Mueller

Bipartisan group of senators introduce proposal to protect Mueller They said Trump must have "good cause" to order the Justice Department official overseeing the Russian Federation probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , to oust Mueller. Trump's attorneys felt Mueller's team never told them there was going to be "a whole bucket of other stuff" to be investigated at another office, one source said. [Full Article...]

UK's May summons Cabinet to discuss Syria military strike

In an interview Thursday, Assad said the weekend's alleged chemical attack was entirely fabricated by the United States and other Western allies to justify a USA airstrike on Syria. But after being criticized for apparently telegraphing USA intentions, Trump on Thursday attempted to blur the timing of any potential airstrikes on Syria. [Full Article...]

Theresa May 'seeks full role' in Syria strikes

Theresa May 'seeks full role' in Syria strikes Trump's latest threat is a response to comments made by Alexander Zasypkin, Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, who on Tuesday evening said Russia would respond to any United States strike on Syri by targeting any missiles and launchers. Russia's United Nations ambassador warned the priority in Syria was to avert US-led strikes that could lead to a confrontation between the world's two preeminent nucl... [Full Article...]

Outpouring of support for slain Yarmouth officer

Outpouring of support for slain Yarmouth officer A police officer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was shot in the head and killed Thursday while serving a warrant , and a suspect was in custody, local media reported. Southwick Police Department: "The Southwick Police Department would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ofc". Sturbridge Police Department: "Our agency would like to extend its deepest condolences to those effec... [Full Article...]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger updates on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger updates on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's injury Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action with CSKA Moscow's Vasili Berezutski during the Europa League quarter final second leg, April 13, 2018. Laurent Koscielny has vowed Arsenal will fight until the end to secure Champions League football after the Gunners booked a spot in the semi-final of the Europa League . [Full Article...]

Trump says trade negotiations with China going on "very well"

State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified location in the South China Sea and watching the procession, which involved more than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets, and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines. [Full Article...]

Indians shocked by two child rape cases

Indians shocked by two child rape cases But once they had Asifa, that plan was quickly forgotten. A number of student organisations and members of civil society took to the streets Srinagar on Wednesday to demand justice for the brutally raped girl. "It is for political advantage with an election year in 2019", she said. The spokesman quoted the Er Rasheed saying "Keeping complete mum for three months and suddenly trying to become t... [Full Article...]

Dad who threw toddler off shack roof set to appear in court

Dad who threw toddler off shack roof set to appear in court In that call, Steven's mother told the dispatcher her son had killed the baby. She moved into her father's home, and the two soon began a sexual relationship. "He told me to call the police and I shouldn't go over there". She said she called her husband on the phone and "specifically asked him if he had gotten Katie pregnant, and he said yes", according to the search warrant. [Full Article...]

Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot Do you think California should be broken up into 3 separate states? It would seek to have all three California states remain in the Union. Venture capitalist Tim Draper said he plans to deliver more than 600,000 signatures next week to be verified by California's secretary of state. [Full Article...]

British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria

British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria Airlines have been warned of the danger from possible airstrikes and missile attacks on Syria as Western allies prepare a military response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. French President Emmanuel Macron also said on Thursday that his country has "proof" that the Syrian government carried out the attack and that France would decide "in due course" whether to respond. [Full Article...]

Blizzard Potential, Winter Storm Watch Expands

Blizzard Potential, Winter Storm Watch Expands The winter storm watch is in effect from Friday night to Sunday in the northern half of Lower Michigan. Meteorologists are calling it a major spring storm, predicting significant icing possible in Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton counties. [Full Article...]

Trade War? Maybe Not

Trade War? Maybe Not Friendships aside, the two men mean business and they are not going lose face in the worldwide arena. China responded within hours by threatening 15% to 25% tariffs that would affect $3 billion worth of US trade. Xi helped soothe trade war fears with plans to further open up the country's economy, including significantly reducing import tariffs for automobiles , improving market access ... [Full Article...]

Invitation to share in royal wedding day

Invitation to share in royal wedding day They will have a private secretary, who will come in in the mornings and give Ms. Markle a letter of engagements in the day", the source shared. Spokespeople for Northwestern said they were unaware of any plans for her to be on campus. Meghan Markle's wedding". Grant has spoken ill of Markle in the past, saying , "Hollywood has changed her". But because Meghan and Harry are "in the spotl... [Full Article...]

Number of missing women, children on the rise

Number of missing women, children on the rise The mother responds by insisting that the man said, "he wasn't gonna touch you". "She told me to call should I ever find myself in trouble, in need of anything or if I wanted to talk more about adoption". "I said, 'Is everything OK?' and she said, 'I'm still in Raleigh". Two Bay City women were jailed for fighting outside the Wayside at closing time Wednesday morning and one of their 14-year-o... [Full Article...]

Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020

Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020 West Virginia teachers were the first to go on strike and won a 5 per cent raise. "Any proposal that wants to increase teacher salaries by 20 percent but does not want to put any more money into the school funding is leading Arizona schools and charter schools down a road to disaster", said Chuck Essigs, director of government relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials. [Full Article...]

"High definition" vinyl could be a possibility as early as 2019

We're slightly a week away from Record Store Day 2018 (21 April) so it seems fitting that this intriguing news concerning the vinyl industry drops now. It will also reduce the environmental damage of vinyl production by eliminating chemical processes and toxic waste. HD Vinyl will be marketed to audiophiles seeking a superior listening experience to the compressed sound commonly delivere... [Full Article...]

Four hurricane names retired following devastation

Four hurricane names retired following devastation After the extensive storm damage caused by recent storms, the World Meteorological Organization decided their names are not worth repeating. The names are retired if the storms were so severe that their future use would be insensitive. Irma then slammed into the Florida Keys as a Category 4 on September 10 and again as a Category 3 near southwestern Florida. Nate made landfall as a Category 1 ... [Full Article...]

3rd arrest in traffic stop that led to drug charges

3rd arrest in traffic stop that led to drug charges At this time a second deputy arrived to assist. On April 9, Sandquist was again arrested on a warrant after deputies allegedly observed items in the residence that violated his protection order. Deputies searched Brickhouse's vehicle and found 11.3 grams of marijuana, 5.0 grams of powder cocaine and 2.1 grams of crack cocaine. Nelson was charged with three counts of felony possession of drugs ... [Full Article...]

LA County DA Set To Reject Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case

LA County DA Set To Reject Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case Police have officially filed evidence with the Los Angeles District Attorney concerning an incident between the disgraced actor and another man that occurred in West Hollywood in October 1992. Spacey has been accused of sexually assaulting a man in Lambeth, South London, and another man in Westminster, both in 2005, as well as a third instance three years later in 2008. [Full Article...]


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