John Wall drains game-winning 3-pointer to force Game 7

John Wall drains game-winning 3-pointer to force Game 7 On top of that, they're the only team in the playoffs to win five games at home. Still, after trailing by five with a minute and a half left, Wall and the Wizards did just enough to win. The final period was tight throughout, featuring six ties and nine lead changes. "We definitely want to finish it tonight", said Isaiah Thomas. Wall's slow start was certainly an example of that, but there were ... [Full Article...]

STAMPING OUT HUNGER: Postal carriers to collect food on Saturday

STAMPING OUT HUNGER: Postal carriers to collect food on Saturday Last year, local carriers collected about 3,500 pounds of food on their routes from postal patrons, double the amount received the year before. On Saturday, as they deliver mail, the nation's 175,000 letter carriers will collect the donations that residents leave near their mail boxes. [Full Article...]

Trump, Lavrov May Meet in Washington on Wednesday

After the negotiations, the two ministers participated in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The stigma of the Russian Federation investigations has been impossible for Mr Trump to shake. "The previous administration bent over backwards to undermine the solid foundation of our relations", Lavrov told reporters at the Russian Embassy after meeting Trump. [Full Article...]

Is this joke Prince Philip's last zinger?

In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen". And it was business as usual once the fanfare died down, with a meeting of the members of the Order of Merit at St James's Palace proving his trademark wit had not deteriorated. [Full Article...]

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim of state-sponsored terrorism - from the White House. North Korea has finally been approved to host a 2019 Asian Cup qualifying match against Malaysia following political tensions between the countries. [Full Article...]

Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing council election results

With exactly one month to go until the general election, Ms Sturgeon said that without a strong SNP voice for Scotland at Westminster the Tories will think they have a free hand to negotiate any Brexit deal - or crash out of Europe without a deal - in the months and years to come. [Full Article...]

Samajwadi Party expells 5 leaders close to Shivpal Yadav

Samajwadi Party expells 5 leaders close to Shivpal Yadav According to a news agency, Mr Yadav told reporters in Mainpuri that though the Congress left no stone unturned to "ruin" his life, his son Akhilesh Yadav forged an alliance with the party in the run up to the assembly polls. Hitting out at Mishra over his allegations of corruption against Kejriwal, Singh claimed Mishra had himself written a letter to the ACB in September previous year, saying tha... [Full Article...]

Putin backs probe into gay torture in Chechnya

Putin backs probe into gay torture in Chechnya Putin told Moskalkova he would, calling the reports about Chechnya "the well-known information, or rumors " about men "with a nontraditional sexual orientation", according to NBC News. The Moscow branch of the pro-gay NGO known as the Russian LGBT Network is helping gay people escape persecution by Chechen authorities. "While casual homophobia is common in Russian Federation, the proble... [Full Article...]

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Hamas's new policy document, unveiled by exiled leader Khaled Mashaal in Qatar, softened the terror group's language on Israel , but still calls for the Jewish state's destruction. "The new charter and Haniya's election are two of the biggest events in recent years", a European official based in Jerusalem told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Nigeria official says 62 Chibok girls released

At the initial release of girls in October, the government said the release of another 83 would be coming soon. Boko Haram, which previous year pledged loyalty to Islamic State, has kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children in its campaign to carve out a mediaeval Islamist caliphate. [Full Article...]

Prince Philip to step down from public duties

Prince Philip to step down from public duties From July 1939 he began to correspond with the then 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth, who was his distant cousin, whom he had met for the first time in 1934. Members at the event on Thursday included former Australian prime minister John Howard, TV presenter Sir David Attenborough, artist David Hockney, the former Commons speaker Betty Boothroyd and entrepreneur James Dyson. [Full Article...]

Time running out on North Korea

President Donald Trump discusses North Korea's missiles and says "Perhaps they're just not very good missiles but eventually he'll have good missiles. 'It may mean ratcheting up those sanctions even further and it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary, ' McMaster said. I mean, we'll see. [Full Article...]

House Passes Comp Time Bill; White House Voices Support

House Passes Comp Time Bill; White House Voices Support In the private sector, the ability of employers to offer "comp time" for nonexempt employees-future time off as a reward for working extra hours, in lieu of overtime pay-is quite limited. Hourly workers who've had to juggle shift schedules with picking up their kids from school or daycare or attending college classes while holding down a full-time job may have cause to cheer a bill that was passed... [Full Article...]

North Korean Media Criticizes China over Nuclear Warning

North Korean Media Criticizes China over Nuclear Warning North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. The Korea Times reports that the Chinese embassy in North Korea began advising Korean-Chinese residents to return to China last month, over fears the country's military provocations could lead to retaliation from the US. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the US trade representative to conduct a study of USA trade agreements. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan to rejoin ruling party after referendum win

Critics fears the change will lead to a one-man authoritarian rule with too few checks and balances. However, an amendment that reverses a requirement for the president to be neutral and cut ties with their party came into effect immediately, allowing Erdogan to return to the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party, or AKP. [Full Article...]

Turks, Kurds clash along northeast Syria border: monitor

The U.S. -backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria are threatening to pull out of the anti-ISIS coalition if the U.S. won't protect them from Turkish airstrikes on their positions. The U.S. considers the YPG one of the most effective rebel groups fighting IS in Syria . "Therefore, we demand and appeal to the worldwide community to intervene to put an end to this aggression and the ongoing viol... [Full Article...]

Another Watt joins JJ and Derek in NFL

The card that made it official. He possesses both great height, measuring in at 6-feet 4-inches tall, and length, with his arms measuring in at 34 inches. But will Watt be strong enough to play over tackles, even guards, in the Steelers' nickel defense? Another area for concern is regarding injuries . [Full Article...]

Pence reaffirms refugee deal with Australia despite reservations

Pence reaffirms refugee deal with Australia despite reservations In return, Australia would resettle refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. "The President and I have, in his words, great confidence that China will deal with North Korea, and I know [Australia] shares that hope", Mr Pence said. [Full Article...]

Mark Selby into Betfred World Championship final after battling past Ding Junhui

The best of 35 finals resumes at 2pm with Higgins, 41, who beat Selby in the 2007 final, aiming to become the oldest victor since 45-year-old Welshman Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978. "He hasn't been to a final for a few years now and needs to have the stamina". Four-time champion Higgins becomes the oldest finalist since 49-year-old Ray Reardon lost to Alex Higgins in 1982. [Full Article...]

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