Sacred Heart University student dies after choking at pancake-eating contest

Sacred Heart University student dies after choking at pancake-eating contest

The New York woman who died after choking during a pancake-eating contest was the daughter of a 9/11 hero. Two nursing students were at the competition and began lifesaving measures on Nelson until police and paramedics took over, Fairfield police Lt. Read More

Iran signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max planes

Iran signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max planes

Boeing deliveries to Aseman would start in 2022, although the U.S. planemaker must first apply for licences from the U.S. Treasury allowing it to proceed with the sale. However, Trump did tap Boeing's Patrick Shanahan, who oversaw its manufacturing and supplier management, to be second in command at the Pentagon. Read More

Senate kills rule meant to protect family planning funds

Senate kills rule meant to protect family planning funds

Todd Young voted with most of his fellow Republicans against Planned Parenthood . After two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sided against the measure with Democrats, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Read More

Andhra CM's son, 10 others sworn in as ministers

Andhra CM's son, 10 others sworn in as ministers

This has indeed, caused some tongues to wag regarding his capability of his mother tongue. Mr. Lokesh, the Chief Minister's only son, was elected to the State legislative council in March. In all, 21 out of 67 MLAs of the YSRC switched loyalty to the TDP since February 2016. Bhuma Akhila Priya (Allagadda) and Ch Adinarayana Reddy (Jammalamadugu) - have been facing a case in the court over their disqualification for defecting to the TDP. Read More

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

Authorities had feared that people may have died overnight as floodwaters rose swiftly in the dark. Emergency services are experiencing difficulty in reaching the affected areas by boat, while air transport is also hampered by winds of 50 to 90 km per hour on the north coast of New South Wales, where there are about 10,000 homes without power. Read More

Awesome Arrogate rules the world in Dubai

Awesome Arrogate rules the world in Dubai

Arrogate ran his first race on April 17, a third-place finish at Los Alamitos, his only loss. "Nine is fine", said Baffert, who trained 2015 Triple Crown victor American Pharoah and won this race twice. In the Breeders' Cup Classic, he demonstrated the versatility and adaptability of Spectacular Bid, the horse who could do everything. He's the best horse in the world so people are going to come and expect a big effort. Read More

In Somalia Trump approves counter-terrorism operations' support

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement that the order gives more authority to the United States military head in Africa command to perform "precision airstrikes" on al-Shabaab, a designated terrorist group. Trump, the officials said, immediately approved the two proposals for Yemen, while the National Security Council began reviewing the Somalia proposal. Read More

Syria refugee total hits over five million

The statement came on the one-year anniversary of a conference for the sharing of responsibility for Syrian refugees. Beirut- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said Lebanon was close to "breaking point" due to the strains of hosting 1.5 million Syrian refugees, and he feared unrest could spiral from tensions between them and Lebanese communities. Read More

United Kingdom police: London attacker acted alone, motive may remain a mystery

United Kingdom police: London attacker acted alone, motive may remain a mystery

In addition to four deaths, this week's attack injured at least 50 others, 31 of whom needed hospital treatment, Rowley said. Investigators do not now see a direct ISIS hand in this week's attack in London, a British counterterrorism official told CNN on Saturday. Read More

Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

But Nunes never scheduled Comey's and Rogers' reappearance before the committee - a committee spokesman said Tuesday that Nunes was still trying to set it up - and Democrats now question whether Nunes' maneuver was meant to kill momentum the committee had built after its first public session March 20. Read More

India, Malaysia Looking At Signing Over A Dozen Deals

India, Malaysia Looking At Signing Over A Dozen Deals

An agreement was signed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Malaysian Minister of Transport Sri Liow Tiong Lai to boost air services between the two countries. The President said commercial and investment relations have become the mainstay of India-Malaysia relations. "In all the total number of projects under discussion during the visit will amount to $5 billion dollars", Mazumdar said, adding that there were some 15 pacts expected between the business delegations of the two ... Read More

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block Trump's Muslim Ban.2

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block Trump's Muslim Ban.2

The justice department filed a notice of appeal with the district court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, two days after that court and one in Hawaii ruled that the travel ban discriminated against Muslims. Lee Gelernt says the revised ban is "a Muslim ban". Watson criticized what he called the "illogic" of the government's arguments and cited "significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus" behind the travel ban. Read More

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

Tillerson's use of Beijing's formula may leave the Trump administration open to criticism that either Tillerson bent over too far backwards to placate his Chinese hosts, or he failed to articulate the US vision of the relationship, perhaps because it has yet to come up with a coherent policy towards China and Asia. Read More

Malaysia surrenders Kim Jong-nam's body

Although details of what led to the agreement were not released, it gave North Korea custody of Mr Kim's body and allowed Malaysia to question the three men who were hiding in the embassy. Malaysian police investigating what US and South Korean officials say was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents at Kuala Lumpur's airport took statements from the three suspects before they were allowed to leave the country. Read More

Former Sth Korean president arrested

In light of the court's decision, prosecutors immediately detained her, making her the third former South Korean president to be arrested. Prosecutors announced Monday that they were seeking to arrest Park on charges relating to abuse of power, taking bribes from companies and leaking important information. Read More

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

Around a dozen opposition lawmakers trying to march to the Supreme Court on Thursday clashed with National Guard soldiers and pro-government supporters lined up to stop them. The result was that even once the opposition took power in January 2016, almost every effort they made to change the direction of the country has been overruled by the court. Read More

Malaysia agrees to release Kim Jong Nam's body to North Korea

In addition, following the completion of the autopsy on Kim Jong Nam and receipt of a letter from his family requesting the remains be returned to North Korea, the coroner approved the release of the body, he said. Captured by CCTV footage at the airport, the men - later identified by South Korea as agents of Pyongyang's ministry of state security - were nearby when Kim was poisoned. Read More

Nunes, Comey clash on whether FBI chief invited to House Russia investigation

Nunes, Comey clash on whether FBI chief invited to House Russia investigation

He also raised questions about the "circuitous" path of disclosure of the documents, which he says the White House has said were uncovered by officials in their normal course of business. The underlying foreign policy conflict is demonstrated by the line-up within Congress over whether to condemn or support Nunes, which did not break along strictly partisan lines. Read More

Wizards Clinch 1st Division Title in 38 Years with Win vs. Lakers

Wizards Clinch 1st Division Title in 38 Years with Win vs. Lakers

Whereas, the both teams have played their games as inversely proportional to each other. The Wizards rallied from being 13 down with a 19-6 run to open the fourth. While the Wizards will likely end up winning the game, take the Lakers getting nine points at home. The Lakers have lost 16 of 18 since the All-Star break and have eight games remaining before missing the playoffs yet again. Read More

UN Ambassador Haley Vows to Defend Israel at World Body

Nikki Haley was addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, for the first time yesterday since President Donald Trump named her Washington's United Nations envoy. Read More

Hungry spiders can eat every human on Earth in one year!

Hungry spiders can eat every human on Earth in one year!

On the contrary, in their concluding remarks, the authors note the economic benefits of the arachnids' voracious appetites and predilection for what are significant pests and disease hosts, stating: "We hope that these estimates and their significant magnitude raise public awareness and increase the level of appreciation for the important global role of spiders in terrestrial food webs". Read More

China's militarization of artificial islands nears completion

China's militarization of artificial islands nears completion

The report , released this week, appears to be the most conclusive indication yet that China is using its island-building project to give teeth to its claim over nearly the entire South China Sea and its islands and reefs. China is suspected to already have HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles stationed in the Paracels, and more may soon be deployed to the region. The establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone, dubbed ADIZ, in the South China Sea has always been considered a possibility by ... Read More

NOIDA attack on Africans deplorable: MEA

Claiming that the Greater Noida incident was a "hate crime", an association of African students Tuesday demanded that they be provided adequate security in the country. Some African embassies complained to the Indian government past year about a spate of attacks on students from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo in India. Read More

North Korea rocket-engine test shows 'meaningful' progress - South Korea

March 19 (ANI): North Korea has conducted a ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust missile engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station. The KCNA report said Mr Kim called the test "a great event of historic significance" for the country's indigenous rocket industry. The foreign ministry later announced that "the ICBM will be launched anytime and anywhere" Kim desires. Read More

Bill tweaking voter ID law heads to Texas Senate

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee recommended House approval of Senate Bill 697 by Sen. But the Education Commission of the States says the governor appoints in only 15 states. "I'm going through the merge markup right now, just to make sure". Koppelman said the bill, which is a revival of a similar bill he offered last legislative session, has a few key differences this year, including allowing parents to opt their child out of any testing "not part of a ... Read More