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1.8 million NC residents traveling Memorial Day weekend

1.8 million NC residents traveling Memorial Day weekend This Memorial Day , we'll be seeing the most expensive gas prices since 2014 according to AAA . "Quickest is the best", he said. "It does not always prove out". The Illinois Tollway Authority says the most vehicles will be on the roads on Friday, March 25, when almost 2 million are expected. The decrease in motorists' appetite to hit the road comes at a time when the national average gasol... [Full Article...]

Harker Heights holds its 13th annual Memorial Parade and Ceremony

Harker Heights holds its 13th annual Memorial Parade and Ceremony Area events, from the fun to the solemn, are listed here. "It promises to be one of the largest parades in the area", Mayor Melvin Coakley said. After the ceremony there will be a gathering at the Amvets on Primrose Street for parade participants. [Full Article...]

Akron sees slight population increase, Cleveland population drops

Akron sees slight population increase, Cleveland population drops Officials said that an analysis of buildable housing land shows there's enough vacant and redevelopable property within the current urban growth boundary to house the new city residents. "That's a growth rate of 1.6 percent". The city is undergoing a homebuilding surge that is luring new residents. Los Angeles was a distant second, at 3,999,759. [Full Article...]

Ankara struggles to prop up plunging Turkish Lira

Ankara struggles to prop up plunging Turkish Lira Following an emergency meeting, the Turkish central bank steeply raised a benchmark lending rate from 13.5% to 16.5%. The Turkish lira tumbled 5 percent against the US dollar earlier in the day, doubling down fears of a full-scale currency crisis after a Fitch statement warned that curtailing the Central Bank's independence will inflict pressure on Turkey's sovereign credit profile. [Full Article...]

Officer's death: Searching at night for suspects

Officer's death: Searching at night for suspects Officer Amy Caprio was wearing a body camera and the footage is now being reviewed by Baltimore County Police. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, Sheridan said. According to court records, Harris told a detective he was waiting in the driver's seat of a Jeep while associates committed a burglary. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally... [Full Article...]

Comcast ready to top Disney's Fox offer

Comcast ready to top Disney's Fox offer Join host and corporate assassin, Jessica Chobot , as she gives us the details on Comcast's spoiler bid to steal Fox right out from under Disney . Comcast owns the NBCUniversal entertainment conglomerate, two movie studios, the NBC television network, and cable channels. Fox , which already owns a minority stake in Sky, is attempting to purchase the rest and has agreed to sell any Sky stake... [Full Article...]

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors Other than the Warriors , there isn't a team in the league that has two players who are as comfortable Paul and Harden are scoring in pick-and-rolls and isolation, which is why their games are tailor-made for Mike D'Antoni's system. Asked how much better he felt pushing off that foot in Game 4, Paul said, "It was a huge difference". During the quarter prior to that, the Warriors had erupted for 3... [Full Article...]

Houston Astros Honor Sante Fe Shooting Victims

Houston Astros Honor Sante Fe Shooting Victims But voters at the polls this year can let the politicians know they remember what happened at Sandy Hook, Stoneman Douglas, and Santa Fe schools, and that incumbents should remember too if they want to be reelected. Thomas said that his daughter did not have any feelings for Pagourtzis and as a result he could not comprehend why he would keep coming back to Fisher to ask her the same question. [Full Article...]

Read Roger Goodell's statement on the NFL's new national anthem policy

Read Roger Goodell's statement on the NFL's new national anthem policy Previously, the National Football League had no set policy on the anthem and some players each of the last two seasons had taken to either kneeling or sitting. The league has attempted to strike a careful balance among several constituencies, including more hard-line owners such as Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Robert McNair of the Texans, who have demanded that players stand, and more liberal ow... [Full Article...]

Kushner's security clearance is restored

Kushner's security clearance is restored Jared Kushner , who is leading a White House effort to jump-start peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been granted security clearance after operating for months without it, United States media outlets reported on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

EU's Verhofstadt accused Zuckerberg of creating a 'digital monster'

EU's Verhofstadt accused Zuckerberg of creating a 'digital monster' Some European politicians were angered by the format of the meeting, which allowed Mr. Zuckerberg to hear all questions in advance and then choose which ones to answer. "On average we're down about 25% over the course of this year". Zuckerberg commented on a number of issues, including Facebook's new effort to combat fake news, moderating inappropriate content and investigating third-party app d... [Full Article...]

Foreign reporters in North Korea

Foreign reporters in North Korea The group that arrived by charter flight from Beijing is made up of media from the U.K., Russia, China and the United States. "The important issue in the South Korea-U.S. One source onboard, however, told NK News that its true destination was Wonsan's Kalma International Airport, however, with the journalists set to then travel to the nuclear test ground at Punggye-ri by train. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis to Chilean Gay Man: 'God Made you This Way'

Pope Francis to Chilean Gay Man: 'God Made you This Way' John Paul II in 1992, said gay individuals "do not choose their homosexual condition; for majority it is a trial". When describing what Pope Francis said to him, Cruz told CNN the following: "You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter". [Full Article...]

Syrian government captures most of IS-held area in Damascus

Syrian government captures most of IS-held area in Damascus The military source quoted by SANA said a ceasefire that began on Sunday and would remain in place until noon (0900 GMT) on Monday had allowed for the evacuation of women and children from the area. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking the post as the top USA diplomat, he issued a list of demands that he said should be included in any new nuclear treaty with Iran, including that... [Full Article...]

Syrian army regains full control over Damascus after 7 years

Syrian army regains full control over Damascus after 7 years A war-monitoring group said about 1,600 people, including hundreds of Islamic State gunmen, left the area Saturday and Sunday, heading toward the desert in the east of the country after a deal with the government. The official says the cease-fire ends at noon on Monday, after which government forces will resume their operations in the Hajar al-Aswad and the nearby Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmo... [Full Article...]

Maddie Poppe Wins 'American Idol' After Runner-Up Reveals They're Dating

Maddie Poppe Wins 'American Idol' After Runner-Up Reveals They're Dating In the midst of all the songs and celebration, host Ryan Seacrest gathered all three on stage for the first elimination of the night. After a contentious and outrageous season, ABC's " American Idol " revival came to a close and finally crowned its victor. [Full Article...]

Warriors list Iguodala as doubtful for Game 4

Warriors list Iguodala as doubtful for Game 4 Kerr could go with much-improved big man Kevon Looney - he blocked two shots in the first quarter alone Sunday - to keep a couple of key wing players available off the bench in Nick Young and Shaun Livingston. When Iguodala injured his knee Sunday night, he stayed on the court for 52 seconds before Kerr subbed him out. "I thought it was unfair but we'll take it up with the league", Kerr said aft... [Full Article...]

Person arrested after shots fired at Trump golf club

Person arrested after shots fired at Trump golf club Four officers entered the lobby and confronted the man. Officers shot the man who was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the suspect was shot by responding officers, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating. [Full Article...]

Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path'

Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path' The plans would make a mockery of European Union rules on fiscal discipline. The two anti-system parties have completed the joint policy programme for a coalition government and have passed the document to leaders for their approval. Italy's borrowing costs have been rising as details of the accord emerge. Yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries have risen above 3.10 percent this week for the firs... [Full Article...]

Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30000-foot plume

Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30000-foot plume PAHOA, HI - MAY 16: A crack cuts through the roadway caused by seismic activity from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Volcanic smog - known as "vog" - is now being emitted by the fissures, traveling toward populated areas and threatening residents with risky sulfur dioxide. [Full Article...]


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