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US Aircraft Carrier to Visit Vietnam

US Aircraft Carrier to Visit Vietnam Cultural exchanges are planned during the Carl Vinson's stay through Friday, and some of the carrier's crew will visit memorials to those who died from American use of the herbicide Agent Orange during the war, according to US news media. [Full Article...]

County under High Wind Advisory Monday

County under High Wind Advisory Monday These will move to the east through the night, exiting the state to the east by 8 a.m. Rain totals will stay light, mostly under a tenth of an inch. Morgan County will see more heavy winds Tuesday . Wind: SE 10-15 miles per hour.•FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, and warmer. Tuesday will see more heavy winds between 22 and 32 miles per hour. Patchy blowing snow. [Full Article...]

China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget

China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget It is not clear yet whether China's defence spending for this year would be figured in the work report of Premier Li Keqiang which would be submitted to the NPC. With worries about potential disputes with the United States over the South China Sea and the status of self-ruled Taiwan, China's military had mounted what defence sources and diplomats viewed as a lobbying campaign for more spending. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince endorses 'legitimate Palestinian rights' in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Sunday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his first public trip overseas since he became crown prince a year ago and purged the kingdom's political and economic elite. A beaming Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi greeted the prince at Cairo airport after he descended the red-carpeted steps of his plane. Egypt is a member of a ... [Full Article...]

Big jolt to Congress: Meghalaya governor reportedly invites NPP to form govt

Big jolt to Congress: Meghalaya governor reportedly invites NPP to form govt BJP's ally at Centre, National People's Party (NPP), which contested elections alone in the state, has emerged as the second largest party in the state with 19 seats. The move puts the BJP in power in effectively six of the seven Northeastern states, barring Mizoram, the lone state where the Congress is in power. [Full Article...]

Odd Thoughts: Kids keep gun control conversation on point

Odd Thoughts: Kids keep gun control conversation on point Trump's dismissal of due process prompted calls to Congress and a snap visit to the White House late Thursday by top officials of the National Rifle Association . The shooting at the Florida high school blew that out of the water. P.S. I am a gun owner. ReutersGun control protesters demonstrate after the Florida school shooting. [Full Article...]

N. Korea issues warning over U.S. military provocations

N. Korea issues warning over U.S. military provocations The two annual springtime drills were delayed this year to avoid an overlap with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Gams, during which South Korean President Moon Jae-in hoped to defuse tensions with the North. Late last month, North Korea surprisingly told South Korea that it is "fully open" to talks with the United States, but Washington has reiterated any dialogue with Pyongyang must focus on the... [Full Article...]

Syrians flee government advances in eastern Ghouta; Douma convoy approved

Syrians flee government advances in eastern Ghouta; Douma convoy approved Government forces advanced from several fronts , mostly gaining control of villages and farms controlled by the al-Nusra Front on the eastern side of the enclave, according to state media. The latest fighting took place as United Nations aid officials said they had not been given permission from Syrian officials for 40 trucks carrying supplies to reach the town of Douma, despite optimism earlier ... [Full Article...]

Putin sets course for new USA race with 'invincible' weapons

Putin sets course for new USA race with 'invincible' weapons He quoted a speech he gave in 2004, vowing that Russian Federation would develop a new generation of weaponry, a promise he said he has now fulfilled. "All of those tests were successful", Putin told Kelly. "If you do not have a legal degree, I can explain to you". Our missile defense has never been about them. [Full Article...]

BJP, ally confident of forming govt in Nagaland

BJP, ally confident of forming govt in Nagaland The Congress had earlier staked a claim to form a government in the state after meeting Governor Ganga Prasad. "Both states have one fact in common: the left (communist) rule for decades that had made the cadres apathetic and nearly bourgeois in their approach to government and politics", said Seema Mustafa, a political analyst who runs the Centre for Policy Analysis think-tank in New Delhi . [Full Article...]

Trump denies reports suggesting national security advisor's departure

Trump denies reports suggesting national security advisor's departure McMaster in the Oval Office", White House spokesman Michael Anton said in e-mail sent to reporters. McMaster's resignation and replacement are being orchestrated by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis , NBC News reported on Thursday, citing five people privy to the matter. [Full Article...]

Fed's Powell sees 'no evidence' of overheating USA economy

Fed's Powell sees 'no evidence' of overheating USA economy Before his appearance Thursday, the government reported that a key inflation measure favored by the Fed rose by just 1.7 percent in the 12 months ending in January, still well below the Fed's 2 percent target. But he declined to prejudge the Fed's March meeting. "I am committed to clearly explaining what we are doing and why we are doing it", Powell said. [Full Article...]

Mudslides threaten California amid heavy rain

Mudslides threaten California amid heavy rain His cause of death has not been determined. Twenty-four-hour Sierra snowfall totals by early Friday included 48 inches (122 centimeters) at Mammoth Mountain. The storm moved into Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Friday bringing a flood advisory with it. Another much wetter storm was expected to enter California from the north late Wednesday and reach the southern half of the state late Thur... [Full Article...]

Turkey Unleashes Deadly Strikes in Syria Against Pro-Government Forces

Turkey Unleashes Deadly Strikes in Syria Against Pro-Government Forces Turkish borders run along Afrin's western and northern borders. Russian Federation said that the U.S. military has up to 20 bases on Syrian territories controlled by Kurdish forces. While figures varied according to different sources, the Kurdish Red Crescent this week said that at least 348 civilians had been killed so far by continued Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling. [Full Article...]

High wind warning issued, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour expected

High wind warning issued, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour expected Marylanders should prepare now for a storm front that is expected to bring rain and possibly damaging winds across much of the state later tonight through Saturday , according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Thursday is forecast to reach a near-record 60, with cloudy skies and low of 41, AccuWeather said. Cloudy, with a high near 43. New snow accumulation of less than one inch p... [Full Article...]

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over US bill

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over US bill Legislation passed by both the House and Senate on February 28 calls for the USA government to support expanded official visits to and from Taiwan "at all levels". Taiwan's Presidential Office said the government would hold talks with Washington on exchange visits, without elaborating. Ever since the Taiwan legislation was taken up by the House of Representatives, China has issued a steady s... [Full Article...]

Central Michigan University Shooting Suspect in Custody

Central Michigan University Shooting Suspect in Custody It was the nation's 12th school shooting this year. Central Michigan University police confirm that the suspect in Friday's deadly double shooting is in custody . Yeagley said he didn't know what the hospital staff determined about Davis' health, or whether drugs indeed were connected to his behavior. He was taken to a hospital in the early morning hours of Saturday over concerns he was und... [Full Article...]

Neymar's surgery successful, says Brazil confederation

Neymar's surgery successful, says Brazil confederation Rodrigo Lasmar inserted a pin in the fifth metatarsal and the procedure "went perfectly", the CBF said in words nearly identical to those used by the French club in their statement. Neymar cracked the fifth metatarsal of his right foot while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-0 Ligue 1 victory over Marseille on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Police called to Tori Spelling's home over 'mental illness' concerns

Police called to Tori Spelling's home over 'mental illness' concerns In her sixth book, 2012's Spelling It Like It Is, she revealed that she had been hospitalized for 10 days during her fourth pregnancy, when she was diagnosed with placenta previa. "She was saying it's stressful, it's a lot". Since then, the couple have continued to deal with numerous issues, notably serious financial setbacks, especially in the past year. [Full Article...]

Memorial service for Rev. Billy Graham

Memorial service for Rev. Billy Graham According to his doctor, Rev. According to his doctor, Graham "just wore out", passing peacefully in his sleep. No one was with him except a nurse. The service was held under a giant tent in the parking lot of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, harking back to the tent revivals that launched his ministry nearly 70 years ago. [Full Article...]


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