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World News Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up U.S. budget deal
Author: 0 Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up U.S. budget deal

Representative Jim Jordan, a co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have at times clashed with Ryan and other Republican leaders, said he is also open to pursuing the role of speaker. Ryan said he doesn't want there to be a vote on his successor until after the November election. Ryan has pledged to remain Speaker until the conclusion of the 115th Congress next January.

World News VW's top labor representative backs Diess as new CEO
Author: 0 VW's top labor representative backs Diess as new CEO

Diess joined Volkswagen in 2015 after holding an executive position at BMW . Since joining the company, Diess has worked to revive the Volkswagen brand, launching a multi-year strategy to restructure the automaker's namesake division, increase its profitability and cut emissions.

World News Britain says Russian Federation spied on Skripals before poisoning
Author: 0 Britain says Russian Federation spied on Skripals before poisoning

He said it included investigating ways of delivering nerve agents by applying them to door handles. The letter was made public a day after investigators at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed British findings that the Skripals were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent .

World News Bismarck School Board approves funding for 20 additional teachers
Author: 0 Bismarck School Board approves funding for 20 additional teachers

McGhaney, the board chairman, declined to make much comment after Tuesday's meeting. Initially, Superintendent of Schools Dean Baker had proposed an increase of 6.6 percent, though that figure was lowered to 2.5 percent. Some board members thought it premature to conclude all positions would have to be replaced. "In my discussion with the city, it is my preference that we start off all four schools at the same time knowing that the middle and high schools will take longer to complete", ...

World News Zuckerberg assures Congress that Facebook is not listening to users' conversations
Author: 0 Zuckerberg assures Congress that Facebook is not listening to users' conversations

He said he was among the almost 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica . On Tuesday, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, highlighted a recent comment by United Nations investigators that Facebook played a role "in inciting possible genocide" and asked why the company took so long to remove death threats toward one Muslim journalist there.

World News Ecuador president says kidnapped journalists likely killed
Author: 0 Ecuador president says kidnapped journalists likely killed

Journalists Javier Ortega and Paul Rivas , along with their driver, Efrain Segarra , were kidnapped last month near the border while on assignment. As Moreno spoke, dozens of colleagues and friends of reporter Javier Ortega , photographer Paul Rivas and their driver Efrain Segarra gathered in tears in a plaza outside the presidential palace under the slogan "Three Are Missing", the same one that has featured in candlelight vigils held nearly every night since their disappearance.

World News Tornado Watch In Effect: Possibility of Severe Weather Increases
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These storms will move quickly to the northeast and exit the area Friday evening. Two tornado drills scheduled today, April 12, are created to refresh, remind and educate residents about the seasonal threats from severe weather. Moisture remnants may be frozen so I can't rule out a touch of sleet, rain/snow mix or wet snow for periods on Saturday . It has certainly kept the severe weather risk at bay for much of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so far.

World News Items belonging to missing family found in river amid search for bodies
Author: 0 Items belonging to missing family found in river amid search for bodies

On Thursday, deputies said they had recovered debris and personal items along the river belonging to the family. A camera bag and some clothing were reportedly among the things found. The teams accessed the river in inflatable boats and using smaller floatation devices. Authorities did not elaborate on items that were found in the river this week, but said that a vehicle seen going into the river on April 6, when a massive storm swamped areas of Northern California.

World News Kentucky teachers to rally on Friday
Author: 0 Kentucky teachers to rally on Friday

Republican Rep. Jeff Hoover told his colleagues not to trust Bevin, reminding them the governor promised to call a special session past year to change the state's struggling pension system but never did. Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation raising teacher salaries by about $6,100 and providing millions in new education funding, but many say schools need more money.

World News Dad in incest case killed daughter, infant son and adoptive father
Author: 0 Dad in incest case killed daughter, infant son and adoptive father

Steven Pladl and Katie Pladl later married, according to CBS affiliate WTVR . Pladl had told his then-wife past year that he had impregnated their daughter and planned to marry her. He talked about Katie Pladl had been dwelling in NY collectively along with her adoptive dad and mother. In August 2016, she moved in with her biological parents and their two other children.

Author: 0 Debris Found in River Belongs to Missing Valencia Family

The items were identified by family members as belonging to the Thottapilly family, officials said. The search continues for the family officially reported as missing to the San Jose Police Department on April 8. A week after the family of Sandeep Thottapilly, an Indian origin banker living and working in the U.S. state of California, was reported missing, there has not been much headway in the case.

World News Los Angeles District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey
Author: 0 Los Angeles District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey

Different crimes come with different statutes of limitation, and because the potential charges against Spacey are not known, it's unclear if a case against him could proceed. The theatre claimed a "cult of personality" had existed around Spacey, and his status and stardom had stopped people, in particular young actors and junior staff, from speaking out about his alleged actions.

World News Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate removed fro WMO hurricane list
Author: 0 Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate removed fro WMO hurricane list

There are also separate lists for typhoons in the western Pacific and tropical cyclones in Australia and the Indian Ocean. Hurricane Irma , which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall seven times and hit islands in the northern Caribbean and Florida in early September.

World News Palestinian killed, 163 wounded by Israeli fire
Author: 0 Palestinian killed, 163 wounded by Israeli fire

Numerous injuries were the result of live ammunition and tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers, the ministry said. The Great Return March will draw to a close with a final day of protest on May 15, seven decades since Israel's formation in what Palestinians call the "Nakba" (Catastrophe).

World News Federal Bureau of Investigation sought records related to 'Access Hollywood' tape during Michael Cohen raid
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation sought records related to 'Access Hollywood' tape during Michael Cohen raid

Given the stakes, and the people involved, it is nearly certain that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are trying to avoid missteps, proceeding slowing and double-checking along the way. President , did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels? " referencing Stephanie Clifford, the porn star who has said she had a past relationship with the president.

World News Bipartisan group of senators introduce proposal to protect Mueller
Author: 0 Bipartisan group of senators introduce proposal to protect Mueller

But he said at an unrelated committee hearing that he believes the full committee should vote on it. Not so, said Peter M. Shane, a law professor at The Ohio State University. "Rosenstein could comply or refuse". If Mr. Rosenstein refuses, Mr. Trump can fire him and replace him with someone willing to do the dirty work. "That would absolutely be, from our perspective, a triggering event for the House to consider impeachment proceedings", Brian said by phone on Thursday.

World News PM Modi Says India will strengthen Armed Force
Author: 0 PM Modi Says India will strengthen Armed Force

Since the government is nearly the only buyer, you need the government to grant an order. These will utilize defence manufacturing ecosystems in the regions & further build upon it. "He has done injustice to Tamil Nadu", he said. Supporters of RK Nagar MLA, TTV Dhinakaran released black balloons as a form of protest. She said that the PM is afraid to rake the road and meet the people who are chanting slogans of his failures.

World News Green-Haired, Genital-Breathing Turtle Added to Endangered Reptiles List
Author: 0 Green-Haired, Genital-Breathing Turtle Added to Endangered Reptiles List

Boasting a green, punk hairdo and the unusual ability to breathe through its backside, an Australian turtle has become famous overnight-but not only for its eccentricity. Academic research was hampered in 1974 when traders refused to reveal the habitat of what were then known as "Penny Turtles" after Australia outlawed the practice of keeping them as pets.

Author: 0 United Nations weighs measure to rid Syria of chemical weapons

President Donald Trump has emerged from a meeting with his national security team without a "final decision" on how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria . The last time Syria dropped a chemical weapon on its own people, Trump launched missiles at an airbase that had been abandoned. May is also expected to speak directly to Trump at some point about the next steps to take against Syria.

World News Russia: Britain staged fake chemical attack in Syria
Author: 0 Russia: Britain staged fake chemical attack in Syria

Trump tempered those remarks on Thursday and even as he consulted allies such and Britain and France, who could join in any US -led strikes on Syria, there were signs of efforts to prevent the crisis from spiralling out of control. May's office said they agreed on the need to deter Assad's government from further such attacks. The Kremlin said it is very important to avoid steps that could threaten to raise tensions in war-ravaged Syria.

World News Billionaire seeks to separate California into three states
Author: 0 Billionaire seeks to separate California into three states

Vc Tim Draper said he had gathered about 600,000 signatures on a petition to place his suggestion to split California on the November ballot, simply within the 585,000 had to qualify. "CAL 3" and "New California" are just the latest proposals to divvy up the nation's most populous state. "This would make sure everyone has a government that is responsive and responsible", Draper said.

World News China's exports rose 7.4% in 1Q as imports increased 11.7%
Author: 0 China's exports rose 7.4% in 1Q as imports increased 11.7%

The latest readings on the health of China's trade sector follow weeks of tit-for-tat tariff threats by Washington and Beijing , sparked by United States frustration with China's massive bilateral trade surplus and intellectual property policies, that have fueled fears of a global trade war.

World News India in shock over gang rape, murder of 8-year-old
Author: 0 India in shock over gang rape, murder of 8-year-old

Police say the attack had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the Bakarwals, a Muslim community of nomadic herders, into leaving the area. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist government, has yet to comment on the case, but the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, whose party is aligned with Modi's, said the murder had "shamed humanity".

World News Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified from holding office for life
Author: 0 Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified from holding office for life

Although Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case, a panel of five judges reached a unanimous verdict in the Islamabad court. Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified Nawas Sharfi, who was the Prime Minister of Pakistan, from retaining a Public office.

World News Welbeck puts Arsenal into Europa League semis
Author: 0 Welbeck puts Arsenal into Europa League semis

For three quarters of Thursday's clash in the Russian capital, Arsenal appeared destined to crash out of the Europa League at the hands of a spirited CSKA Moscow side. "I knew that after the first game they showed that again tonight, they gave us many problems". Salzburg , backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, have an enviable record in Europe this season, losing only once in 21 matches, that defeat coming away to Lazio 4-2.

World News 'I'm Almost Dead,' He Told 911. 6 Hours Later, Body Was Found
Author: 0 'I'm Almost Dead,' He Told 911. 6 Hours Later, Body Was Found

I'm nearly dead", pleaded a boy trapped in his van . Cincinnati Police have called a 3 p.m. press conference about the investigation into his death. Francis told the dispatcher he wasn't at the school, but they had been "missing a kid". "And we need to find out why we weren't able to provide that help".

World News Winter storm watch posted as weekend snowstorm threatens
Author: 0 Winter storm watch posted as weekend snowstorm threatens

With all mixing events, small shifts in any number of factors can lead to big changes in exactly how a storm plays out. Rain will continue central and south Friday , with a mix of snow, sleet, and possibly freezing rain developing north. It looks like 2-4 inches of snow and sleet with freezing rain and ice also a major concern. With temps in the low and middle 40s, precipitation will remain in the liquid category throughout the day.

World News Meghan and Harry´s wedding donation causes include Mumbai slum foundation
Author: 0 Meghan and Harry´s wedding donation causes include Mumbai slum foundation

ET/PT, NBC) Days ahead of the wedding, "Today" hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will take viewers to London to reveal exclusives on the royal romance and what to expect from the ceremony. The 15-year-old girl from the Peterborough, Ont., area is planning on bringing her grandmother with her as a chaperone but her chaperone isn't invited to the wedding, only Dickinson can attend.