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Trudeau in private Vatican audience with Pope Francis


Trudeau and the Argentinian pontiff had "cordial discussions" during their 36-minute private meeting , the Vatican said in a statement . Pope Francis also expressed his enthusiasm for working with the prime minister and the Canadian bishops on finding a way forward on the issue of an apology, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read More »

Government says 'No' to bilateral cricket with Pakistan


It seemed a mere formality that Kumble's contract will be renewed when the time came but things have gone out of plan as far as India's leading Test wicket-taker is concerned. PTI had earlier quoted a source as saying that the two cricketing bodies have made a decision to hold talks to figure out a solution. "The consensus is that before the matter is sent to thedisputes resolution committee the two boards should hold talksand try to work out a solution". Read More »

LSU, Arkansas to meet for SEC baseball title


Antoine Duplantis singled to load the bases. HOOVER, Ala . | Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat SC 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals. Arkansas outfielder Dominic Fletcher said the Hogs are eager to take on LSU again after losing two of three at home to the Tigers. The victory was the seventh of the season for Walker. Read More »

CBSE Class 12th results: Students, parents gherao CBSE office


Discussing his school report , Vidyasagar principal DC Sharma shared tremendous improvement in school's performance. Last year 15,309 schools were registered and this year 16,363 schools were registered for the board examinations. Sources in Velammal Vidyalaya said that the school had achieved 100 % results similar to past year. Of 14,818 foreign students who registered with the CBSE , 92.02 per cent passed. Read More »

Some life sentences against Lee Boyd Malvo overturned


The court concluded that while the convictions would stand, the life sentences would be tossed out, and Malvo would be resentenced. Malvo was 17 when he and co-defendant John Allen Muhammad are alleged to have committed the sniper attacks. Read More »

A veterinary clinic in Dublin is hiring a professional 'cat cuddler'


The clinic, called Just Cats Veterinary Clinic and Cattery, is Dublin's only veterinary establishment just for cats (there are no dogs allowed). The clinic shared the job advertisement on Facebook where, unsurprisingly, it went down a storm with cat-lovers. But if you're still dying to cuddle cats and kittens, you're in luck. Read More »

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now


The rule was originally supposed to be implemented April 10. But, under the rule, plan sponsors will need to determine whether the person advising their retirement plan is also acting as a fiduciary. However, the debate over the matter has alerted consumers to the fact that those selling them retirement products might not, in fact, have their best interests in mind, something many have said they assumed to have been the case all along. Read More »

No fruit juice until the age of one, doctors warn


If parents choose to offer some juice to their older children, 100 percent juice that is fresh or reconstituted juice is OK, Ms. Montgomery said . "What happens is, the kid then gets used to all the sugar, and then they won't drink water". Read More »

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana


Consumers who are taking canagliflozin to treat their type 2 diabetes are being warned that the drug carries an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. Among almost 6,000 patients receiving canagliflozin in the two trials, rates of amputations were 5.9 and 7.5 per 1,000 patient-years, compared with 2.8 and 4.2 per 1,000 patient-years in the placebo groups. Read More »

Don't Call Me Caitlyn: Baby Name Plunges In Popularity


In the year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security's annual list of the most popular monikers for newborns. In fact, the four names that dropped the most were all variations of the same name: Caitlin, Caitlyn , Katelynn and Kaitlynn. She noted that "Even parents who are huge Donald Trump supporters are unlikely to name their child Donald", a name which dropped 45% in ... Read More »

On Mother's Day: The Things I Should Have Told My Mom


No matter what you did or didn't do, she was there for you . Clearly, she doesn't remember the dishes. I'll see them out somewhere, and their first question isn't "How are you? " it's "How's your mom?" No my friends Mother's Day is about memories. Read More »

Maryland approves two offshore wind farms


Deepwater Wind operates the first offshore wind project in the USA, the 30-MW Block Island project off Rhode Island that began operations in December. The plan includes a focus on developing port facilities in the Baltimore area and Ocean City. It will connect to the grid at an Ocean City substation. Read More »

Olivia Buckland throws support behind Mental Health Awareness Week

More than half of employers said that mental health support is one of the most effective wellbeing initiatives for their business, together with employee assistance programmes and on-site medical support. "What we've found is women are often more likely to be anxious about other people perhaps than men". We need to recognise the positive strategies that work for us and put them into practice when things feel hard. Read More »

Week rain will follow a warm Monday and Tuesday in Topeka


Today will be sunny and breezy with winds at 10-15 miles per hour possibly gusting up to 25 miles per hour, and afternoon highs are in the low 60s. Sunday night ... Otherwise, mostly cloudy , with a low around 36. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 57 . Daytime highs mid to upper 40s across our lower elevation communities. Read More »

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in swap deal


The office of Nigeria's president says Muhammadu Buhari is now leaving for London for a medical checkup as fears continue over the state of his health. The release of the girls may give a boost to Buhari who has hardly appeared in public since returning from Britain in March for treatment of an unspecified illness. Read More »

B.C. election: Key developments from Day 25


Horgan was responding to B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark's vow that she is prepared to place a carbon levy on all thermal coal exports from response to a 20 per cent preliminary duty on B.C. In it, he writes that he's seriously considering a request of hers to tax US coal exports leaving British Columbia. Two people connected to Clark's campaign later accused the woman of being a New Democrat plant and tweeted a picture of her with Nicholas Simons, a New Democrat member of the ... Read More »

Mike Huckabee Sucks and Other Notes About Cinco De Mayo


Although tequila is a Cinco de Mayo favorite, there's another treat whose popularity tends to spike on the holiday: tacos . A year ago alone, there were four fatal crashes that killed four people and 182 people arrested for driving while intoxicated on Cinco de Mayo and related celebrations, the Department of Public Safety said. Read More »

Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder lawsuit


It has since spread to her liver. Thursday's jury ruling is the fourth in a string of cases involving allegations that Johnson & Johnson ignored a possible link between cancer and its talcum-based products. In May 2016, another Missouri jury awarded $55 million to a woman who said J&J's talc-powder products caused her to develop ovarian cancer . J&J's stock barely budged in pre-market trading in the USA on Friday, falling 0.1 per cent to US$123.87. Read More »

United States growth hits 3-year low in Trump's 1st quarter


The gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter after a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday. But economists said an aging US population and unhealed scars from the Great Recession made that a stretch. The GDP growth is likely to rebound above 3 percent in the second quarter, driven by consumer spending, stated TD Economics. Read More »

Suspected ISI agent Aftab Ali arrested by UP ATS in Faizabad


In a major breakthrough, the UP ATS team yesterday busted an espionage racket and arrested suspected ISI agents from Faizabad and Mumbai. He said the trio was involved in an espionage racket, with Aftab, believed to have been trained by Pakistan's spy agency ISI, maintaining constant touch with officials in the Pakistan High Commission. Read More »

Facing deadline, most Wisconsin dairy farms find new buyer


Donate Wisconsin dairy products to a local food bank. President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, imposed sizeable tariffs on all softwood lumber that Canada sells to the USA, apparently in retaliation for Canada's decision to close its market to ultra-filtered milk that originates on dairy farms across Wisconsin. Read More »

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate


Former state attorney general Luther Strange, appointed to the vacancy by former Gov. Robert Bentley, is expected to contest the seat along with State Rep. At least one Alabama political observer, John Archibald of the Birmingham News , thinks Moore will at least make a runoff. Ivey has yet to announce who she will appoint as an associate justice to fill the empty seat on the nine-member court. Read More »

Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA


At 6-foot-4, 218 pounds, Williams has excellent size to be a number one receiver in the league, and enough athleticism to justify this pick. "He'll have to be coached up with his routes and releases, but he has the talent to become a big safety blanket for a young quarterback". Read More »

Trump administration to brief full US Congress on North Korea policy

Reporters rushed to retrieve their phones from outside the room to be the first to break the news over Twitter that Trump would institute new tariffs on softwood lumber entering the US from Canada, sources said. Tillerson will chair a U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss tougher sanctions. "We are engaging responsible members of the worldwide community to increase pressure on the North Korea in order to convince the regime to de-escalate and return to the path of dialogue". Read More »

Drugged driving more fatal than drunk driving, report says


Traffic fatalities are also on the rise, which has been attributed to an improved economy and more distracted and drugged driving. In the most recent national data available, which is from 2015, the Association reported drugs were present in the systems of 43 percent of people killed in USA highway accidents, a rate higher than alcohol at 37 percent. Read More »

New federal marijuana legislation pushes ahead

However, one pot activist has a few concerns with the federal government's plans. First, the bill needs to pass through Parliament, and then each of Canada's 10 provinces will have to decide how the drug will be sold in their territories. Read More »

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'


Speaking to CNN , Sessions added: "I think it's a fabulous place and had a granddaughter born there". Watson found grounds for a violation of the constitutional prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion. "The suggestion that being from Hawaii somehow disqualifies Judge Watson from performing his Constitutional duty is risky, ignorant, and prejudiced", Sen. Read More »

'Giraffe mom,' newborn visit April the giraffe and baby


More than 1.2 million viewers were watching when April gave birth Saturday. "We will all be there to say goodbye", officials said in a Facebook post Thursday. You can register at and suggest as many names as you like, though bear in mind each entry will cost $1. The live stream soon returned, and before long, the park's twice-daily Facebook updates became must-see TV for millions of people around the world. Read More »

Katy Perry's latest Instagram post has offended a ton of people


Most of the angry comments noted the artist's ignorance on the significance of goddess Kali to many Indians . You can have any kind of mood what you want but you must respect other religion also!' After explaining that the goddess was in pain having disrespected Shiva , the user added, "So how should I put in words that you understand the real meaning behind this picture". Read More »

Maui County Unemployment Dips to 2.9% in March

Hawaii's unemployment rate resumed its descent in March and fell to 2.7 percent, its lowest level in almost 10 years. Professional and business services were up 4.9 percent, federal jobs increased 2.2 percent and local government jobs increased 3.4 percent. Read More »

Dollar Mixed Ahead Of US Existing Home Sales


But more newcomers to the housing market were in search of purchases: first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of sales in March, which is unchanged from February and up by two percent a year ago. Total housing inventory experienced a boost as well, with a 5.8 percentage point jump to 1.83 million homes for sale - a much-needed jump from the rock bottom levels experienced in the last few months. Read More »

Goodbye Girls: Redeeming An Irredeemable Character


I wanted to see a story arc. However, in that moment, Hannah seems to figure out that her objective in life is to make a man love her and care for him ( Grover ) which is just about the most Judd Apatow-ish ending to a show about girls growing up. Read More »

NCAA approves early football signing period


Bielema, who is on the AFCA's board of trustees, said he thought the early signing period would be a "good thing for the student-athletes" when asked about the possibility of it on National Signing Day in February of this year . "I really like that schools can bring juniors in", said Dwyer coach Jack Daniels. While there's still plenty of uncertainties to iron out between now and June, we do know that this ruling will have massive implications across the college football recruiting ... Read More »

Cases Of This Rare Brain Disease Are Currently Spiking In Hawaii


Manilla spent a month in ICU and is still in the hospital undergoing intensive rehabilitation. The Associated Press reported last week that Maui health officials listed six cases of rat lungworm on the island in the past three months, despite previously seeing only two cases in 10 years. Read More »

Medical Marijuana Likely Coming To West Virginia


They are still projecting an overall budget shortfall of about $123 million in the fiscal year that ends June 30, Hardy said . West Virginia is likely to become the latest state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. "We're going to shoot down this nonsense", Justice said. The House approved a spending plan with fewer overall cuts, taking almost 6 percent from higher education. Read More »

April the giraffe can't give birth fast enough

Once she is, the birth of April's calf should come pretty fast. I'm not sure what vocations and avocations are being neglected by some of the giraffe webcam watchers, but I hope she has her baby soon so we can go back to being productive people again. Read More »

FDA approves personal genome test


However, the U.S. FDA has reiterated that the tests are not to be taken as conclusive of determining the overall risk of developing a disease or a genetic disorder, since genetic risk stands as one part of the large puzzle in disease diagnostics. Read More »

Beadle to host ESPN NBA studio coverage through NBA Finals


Steele was most notably caught in a firestorm of outrage in January after she complained the protests against Donald Trump's travel ban made her miss a flight. Layoffs are reportedly coming for many of ESPN's on-air personalities, but it doesn't look like Michelle Beadle will be going anywhere. Nonetheless, like Curt Schilling and Rush Limbaugh before her, Steele has once again shown that if anyone attacks political correctness, or liberal politics, while at ESPN they will pay a very, ... Read More »

Urbanization, modern day living can lead to depression, warns DOH


In celebration of World Health Day today, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines to help protect people from depression, including communication with other individuals, regular exercise and avoiding illegal substances, all under this year's theme " Depression, Let's Talk ". Read More »

Home of St. Petersburg blast suspect searched - Russian investigators

Russia's anti-corruption agency said that those detained had been recruiting other Central Asian immigrants in St Petersburg "to carry out terrorist crimes" and join "illegal armed groups" such as Isis. "According to preliminary data, they are similar to the fragments of the explosive device found at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station but final conclusions about this can be made also after the results of an expert study", the spokeswoman said. Read More »