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Vettel holds off late Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

Valtteri Bottas is on the pole for the 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday at 11 a.m. Hamilton was catching the German on every lap but ultimately ran out of time and finished nearly seven seconds behind. Vettel made the most of an early pit stop to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, sending him seven points clear at the top of the drivers' standings. Read More »

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

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Trailing 3-1 to start the third, the Senators scored twice in a span of 2:20 to tie the game. With the Leafs' bruised blueline taking another hit in Game 2, it's imperative for the Caps to spend more of the game's 60 minutes imposing their will than playing Toronto's game. Read More »

USA and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Speaking after several hours of talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, he said Russian Federation has no intention to "shield anyone". The Russians held to a tentative schedule that was worked out in advance, USA officials said. Tillerson insisting, the evidence is there. "We do think it's important that Assad's departure is done in an orderly way", he continued. Read More »

President Erdogan Claims Victory in Turkey Referendum

However, the vice-chairman of Turkey's main opposition party said the party will contest 37 percent of the votes counted. Republic People's Party, or CHP , deputy chairman Erdal Aksunger predicted that the figure could even increase to 60 per cent. Read More »

Rouhani resisters to run in Iran's elections

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Iran has long boasted of having missiles that can travel 2,000 kilometres, placing much of the Middle East, including US-backed Israel, in range. "Ahmadinejad registering is a big plus for Rouhani", said Hossein Ghayoumi, a cleric who supports Rouhani. Read More »

House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

Apart from the fact that Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district by almost two to one, the congressional race represented Kansas' best-case scenario for Democrats and worst-case for Republicans. Democrat Thompson had insisted that the race was less about Trump, and more about the policies of Kansas's unpopular Republican governor. The outcome was a shot across the bow of national Republicans as the party faces three more special elections in Georgia, Montana and SC. Read More »

Cases, but also cafeteria duty, await Gorsuch at high court

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The Rose Garden ceremony, on a sun-soaked spring day, recalled one just over a year ago in which President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Merrick B. Although Kagan's nomination was controversial because of the fear that her liberal positions would sway here rulings, Gorsuch's was arguably even more controversial due to whining Democrats who irreparably damaged the reputation of the Senate. Read More »

Britain blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

Syria is at the top of the geopolitical agenda after a surprise decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to launch an airstrike against one of Assad's air bases last week. The US on 6 April unleashed 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shairat airbase that played a key role in conducting the toxic gas attack. Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, seemed to take a more patient stance with regard to Assad, saying on Saturday that the administration's first priority is the defeat of ISIL, also known as ... Read More »

French judges ask for Le Pen's parliamentary immunity to be lifted

My candidate was low enough in the polls'. Polls still show Le Pen and the centrist independent Emmanuel Macron leading the field on around 22-24% each, but their support is slipping, allowing the radical Communist-backed candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Fillon to narrow the gap with 18-20% each. Read More »

Russian Federation won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe

Mr Johnson backed USA calls to find a political solution and said the G7 leaders were ready to work with Russian Federation to end the violence in Syria. Still, Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings. Lavrov signaling Russian Federation wants more information. However, this appears impossible with the recent confrontations between the countries over Syria, and the ongoing investigations of Russia's alleged interference in the USA presidential elections. Read More »

President Trump Condemns Deadly Church Bombings In Egypt

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George's) Coptic church in Tanta, a city located 120 km from Cairo . The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks and identified the two attackers with names suggesting they were Egyptians. Citizens in Tanta told CNN they believe security is poor and demanded it be changed. The most horrific aspect about this attack is that it is not an abnormal tragedy in Egypt. Read More »

Apple given permission to test self-driving cars in California

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As required by the state, the vehicles will each have a person behind the wheel to monitor the trips, just like the humans employed by Google's Waymo and Uber in testing. Apple believes this Policy will be fundamental to ensuring the safety and public acceptance of automated vehicles while providing a flexible path for innovation. Read More »

US ambassador calls for 'very strong' stance on Russia

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There is "no question" that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election, according to the United States ambassador to UN, who became the latest Trump appointed official to break ranks and suggest Kremlin interference. Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump's tweets are an attempt to distract people and deflect attention. Read More »

Pence aims to reassure allies as tension mounts with North Korea

Pacific Command spokesman Commander David Benham said. Tension had escalated sharply in the region amid concerns that the North may conduct a sixth nuclear test or a ballistic missile test launch around the April 15 birth anniversary of founding father Kim Il Sung it calls the "Day of the Sun". Read More »

A Nice Easter Before Showers Return

The very warm weather will continue into the beginning of the week with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. I call it a 50/50 weekend where clearly one day is going to be nicer than the other. Overcast skies with rain chances Saturday morning. Wednesday: Increasing clouds with the chance for late day showers. The high temperature forecast Sunday in Rock Hill is 82 degrees. Read More »

Constitutional policing deals don't need Justice Department review

OR officials said Tuesday that they remain committed to the settlement agreement between the city of Portland and the Justice Department forged after a 2012 investigation showed Portland police engaged in a pattern of excessive force against people with mental illness and sometimes used stun guns inappropriately. Read More »

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham highlights

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Yesterday saw the Black Cats draw with the Hammers at home, with Borini equalizing in the 90th minute. However, Khazri has just handed manager David Moyes a lifeline. There were certainly question marks about whether the West Ham keeper had been impeded, but the referee gave the goal. "But it's been harder than previous times (escaping relegation) - we have not been at our level, we have not been as united a group as in previous seasons, and that's probably been the problem". Read More »

Russian official again denies U.S. claims that Kremlin sponsored election meddling

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But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, referring to Iraq, said , "Experiments like that, which are built on an obsession with overthrowing dictators, totalitarian or authoritarian leaders, we have already seen". counterpart in Moscow that if there is not an global inquiry then it will mean that the worldwide community is not interested in establishing the truth. Read More »

Cuomo's New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run

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The plan will require institutions to match the aid, dollar for dollar, up to $3,000. Only families that earn an annual income of $100,000 or less during their first year of participation can apply. The council's public-relations push has been supported by a number of funders, including the Carnegie Corporation of NY, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read More »

US & Russia 'will work out fine': Trump promises 'lasting peace'

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His stance, however, has changed since taking office. Now he is looking for help from China, North Korea's dominant trade partner, and easing up on his rhetoric. The president was criticized last week when he broke from allegations made in stump speeches during the campaign that Beijing purposely devalued its currency to harm the U.S. Read More »

Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

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Analysts warn that even failed missile launches provide valuable knowledge to North Korea as it tries to build its weapons program. Police "must keep going" after overhaul following Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct Your Views: Readers Letters Sideswipe: April 3: Too much to ask? . Read More »

Bucks Prepare for Playoff Series with Raptors

It's not something we're unfamiliar with being at this point. But it's on us. It's on us. We don't have any excuses. For the Bucks , it shows that it's less about experience, and more about mindset. The rowdy Toronto faithful welcomed Bucks coach Jason Kidd with a healthy boo - a familiar foe who had beaten the Raptors in the postseason twice before; first as a player, then as a coach. Read More »

Trump to Abe: US to boost military defense against NKorea

The North has defied the ban, saying it infringes on its sovereign rights to self-defense and the pursuit of space exploration. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the North's missile launch was "extremely problematic" and Tokyo has lodged a strong protest against its nuclear-armed neighbour. Read More »

Polls open in Turkey's referendum

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With 98 percent of ballots counted, the state-run Anadolu news agency had Turks approving the most radical constitutional overhaul since the republic was founded 93 years ago by 51.3 per cent to 48.7 per cent. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branded both countries Nazis for not allowing Turkish ministers to campaign for a "yes" vote there. The MHP backs the government-driven changes to strengthen Erdogan's powers but a significant dissident faction does not. Read More »

Louisiana Survey finds most residents approve of Medicaid expansion

There are different prices negotiated by every insurance carrier, and billing is not the doctor's job. In keeping with their free market ideals, Republicans scrapped the mandate in their proposed plan. When implementation of the ACA began in 2014, health care researchers immediately noticed that the insurers offering plans on the exchanges were pursuing what they called a "narrow network" strategy. Read More »

Easter egg hunts galore this weekend

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Following the Easter egg hunt at about 11:20 a.m., there will be an egg toss for ages 13 and above on Centennial Park Field No. 1. He believed this year's event was much improved over the inaugural hunt. The extra activities were added over the years, according to Reiner, because the hunt itself lasts such a short period of time. Easter egg hunts , 10 a.m. Read More »

USA open to more military strikes in Syria

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Prior to the meeting, Lavrov urged Tillerson to prevent more US bombings in Syria. Moscow maintained it would do so. This will include "business-like, pragmatic" discussions on arms reductions, Lavrov said . Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is warning against an worldwide effort to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. Cooperation, however, remains possible down the road, says Sergei Strokan, foreign affairs columnist with the Moscow daily Kommersant. Read More »

Russia, Syria, and Iran warned US over further strikes

However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, traveling with President Vladimir Putin in Kyrgyzstan, said on Friday that the United States had failed to provide tangible evidence. The reports of the fact-finding mission are sent to a joint UN-OPCW team known as the JIM, set up by the UN Security Council in 2015 to determine "to the greatest extent feasible" who is behind the attacks. Read More »

North Korea Missile Launch Fails A Day After Military Parade

Military analysts said the missiles could one day hit the continental U.S., although the North has yet to flight test them. China - the North's sole major ally and economic lifeline - on Friday warned that war over North Korea could break out "at any moment". Read More »

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter following bombings

This comes as the Ministry of Interior revealed Wednesday the identity of the perpetrator in the Alexandria bombing-where Pope Tawadros II was heading a mass. Her husband said during her funeral: "We don't have anything left but to pray for her, we wish that God will give us the strength and patience to bear her death". Read More »

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

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The attempted launch came one day after North Korea showed off new missiles at a two-hour military parade on the 105th birthday of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of North Korea's present leader. The seven-by-seven wheeled and eight-by-eight wheeled launchers are apparently also unknown for the rest of the world before. North Korea has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches. Read More »