• Air Canada jet in close call at San Francisco airport
Air Canada jet in close call at San Francisco airport

Peter Fitzpatrick, an Air Canada spokesman, said Flight AC759 from Toronto "landed normally without incident" after circling back. The taxiway is less than 70 meters from the runway which is the closest allowable proximity for commercial jets.

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  • Percent of Liberal Democrats Say Churches Bad for America: Pew
Percent of Liberal Democrats Say Churches Bad for America: Pew

Interestingly, the more money made, the less positive Republicans surveyed view higher ed. Forty-six percent making under $30,000 view college positively; for those making between $30,000 and $74,999, that number dips to 34%. Only 36% felt that colleges have a positive impact. White evangelical Protestant Christians were most likely (80 p...

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  • Sharing firm loses most of its 300000 umbrellas
Sharing firm loses most of its 300000 umbrellas

Sharing E Umbrella, modelled after popular bicycle-sharing platforms, launched in April with an investment of 10 million yuan ($1.9 million) and by the end of June had rolled out in 11 mainland Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Nanchang.

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  • Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges
Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

Pell (Australia's most senior Catholic) arrived Sydney ahead of his first court appearance later this month to answer for the charges brought against him by Australian police. He took the Vatican role in 2014. Police have said the accusations relate to alleged "historic" incidents. Pell told an Australian government inquiry into institutional...

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  • First day
First day "Summer of Hell" Commute

Cuomo announced Sunday. New Jersey Transit spokesman Charles Ingoglia (ihn-GOH'-lee-uh) says Monday morning was a success, but there is room for improvement. Transit officials announced at Penn Station that the train had derailed. The repairs are expected to last through August. Some commuters are preparing for a " summer of hell ", given s...

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  • Besiktas fans besiege Diego Costa's Instagram
Besiktas fans besiege Diego Costa's Instagram

Just don't tell Besiktas fans. The rather innocuous post of the player with a friend outside a restaurant has led to over 185,000 likes and a record number of comments - nearly all of which have called for the Brazil-born striker to make the move to Turkey.

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  • White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men
White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men

Even still, the average salary for men working in the White House is $104,000 annually, while it's $83,000 for women. White House senior staffers are sworn in on January 22, 2017. Around 47 percent of the 359 regular employees at the White House are women - and 53 per cent men. According to the U.S. Labor Department, American women earn 82 cen...

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  • Jean-Claude Juncker criticises 'ridiculous' European Parliament
Jean-Claude Juncker criticises 'ridiculous' European Parliament

He was interrupted by Tajani , who sharply told him to show a more respectful attitude, saying: "You may criticise the parliament, yes, but the commission does not control the parliament, it is parliament who should control the commission".

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  • State elections commission: Feds must pay for voter info
State elections commission: Feds must pay for voter info

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday said the Maryland State Board of Elections should not comply with a White House panel's sweeping request for voter data. But even Wolf noted that, like any other citizen, the commission can purchase a public voter file from Pennsylvania. In Maryland, leading Democrats, including Baltimore County E...

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  • Iran signs multi-billion-dollar gas deal with French energy giant Total
Iran signs multi-billion-dollar gas deal with French energy giant Total

IRNA on Monday quoted Kardor as saying that with oil at $50 a barrel, Iran can make $84 billion from the gas deal with Total by the end of the term of the contract. The contract has a 20-year duration, extendable by another five years. Total said it plans to invest an initial $2 billion for the first stage of the 20-year project.

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  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms into tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms into tonight

Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the Capital Region tonight . Some of the storms could be severe. A complex of thunderstorms over the Arkansas Ozarks will treck towards Northwest Alabama overnight. Mostly cloudy with early showers. West wind around 5 miles per hour. This storm will be near Meriden and Durham around 6:55, Middletown...

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  • Indian opposition to boycott tax launch
Indian opposition to boycott tax launch

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered a short address in which he called GST an "important achievement for the entire country". Talking about the GST rollout, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said it is a big economic reform for the country.

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  • Turkey-Germany relations getting tense ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg
Turkey-Germany relations getting tense ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg

Speaking after meetings with her counterparts from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway, and EU representatives, Merkel said Thursday she "regrets" the USA decision but that the European G-20 participants are "united" in their support for the agreement.

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  • FBI Agent Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Rancher During Oregon Standoff
FBI Agent Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Rancher During Oregon Standoff

On Jan. 2, 2016, Ammon Bundy , the son of Cliven Bundy, who was known for the 2014 Bundy standoff in Bunkerville, Nev., and six co-defendants seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and occupied it for 41 days. by failing to disclose that he had fired two rounds during the attempted arrest of Robert LaVoy Finicum", the indictment reads . Th...

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  • ISIS Resistance 'Steadily' Increases as SDF Push Farther Into Raqqa
ISIS Resistance 'Steadily' Increases as SDF Push Farther Into Raqqa

Either way, "welcoming" Syria to try to take back parts of Syria held by ISIS is insincere so long as United States forces are going to attack them for doing so. Meanwhile Turkey, which views the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which fights alongside the SDF as terrorists, is angry at the USA for supplying weapons to the SDF.

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  • Southern Utah wildfire grows to largest in US
Southern Utah wildfire grows to largest in US

The western wildfire season is in full swing with more than 20 fires blazing in Utah, Arizona and California. About 1,500 residents have been evacuated, and the fire has consumed about 21 buildings. However, an emergency alert sent over cell phones late Monday telling people to "evacuate now" caused confusion as it didn't give a location for ...

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  • All tower block cladding checked so far fails fire test
All tower block cladding checked so far fails fire test

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said it made a decision to evacuate four blocks in north London's Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors uncovered problems with "gas insulation and door stops", which, combined with the presence of flammable cladding encasing the buildings, meant residents had to leave immediately.

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  • Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet
Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet

U.S. Republican Senator Bob Corker said on Monday that he will not agree to any arms sales to countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) until its current dispute with Qatar is solved. Last month, a resolution seeking to stop the sale of about $500m (£393m) of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in t...

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  • Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed by Punjab CM at Islamabad airport
Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed by Punjab CM at Islamabad airport

Wang also said that China supported the two sides in seeking to establish a crisis managing mechanism as quickly as possible so as to properly deal with contingencies and to form a trilateral meeting system among foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to enhance dialogue and cooperation in all areas.

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  • SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

One idea was for North Korea to host some skiing competitions at the Games. This follows reports that South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested the two countries lead a north-east Asian bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, said their son received "awful torturous mistreatment" while in North Kor...

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  • Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire
Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said the buildings would be "temporarily decanted" to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place. Upon hearing from residents the we immediately instructed a joint fire inspection with the London Fire Brigade.

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  • Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal
Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

Lawmakers, who are by tradition not named at such meetings, told Reuters that there were no dissenting voices and that the party had no appetite for a leadership election. Mrs Foster arrived with colleague Nigel Dodds and waved to reporters in Downing Street but refused to be drawn on whether she would agree to a deal on Tuesday.

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  • Disbursal of Rs 10000 advance to farmers starts in Maha
Disbursal of Rs 10000 advance to farmers starts in Maha

Estimated to cost the State exchequer ₹8,165 crore, the waiver will benefit 22,27,500 farmers who took interest-free short-term loans from cooperative banks in the State. Appreciating the government for understanding farmer's feelings, Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar said: "Let us together work towards ensuring central assistance to farmers".

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  • Sikkim's ruling party extends support to Gorkhaland demand
Sikkim's ruling party extends support to Gorkhaland demand

Except medicine shops, all others shops, hotels were closed in the hills. "The series of events that are taking place in Darjeeling is quite unfortunate, But a separate state is not a problem and I do not support the demand". Hotels presently have bookings upto mid-July and they have now started cancelling new booking enquiries, one of the travel...

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  • Trump welcomes president of Panama to White House
Trump welcomes president of Panama to White House

The leaders discussed the importance of the United States-Panama High-Level Security Dialogue, which will be held in Panama in late June, to advancing our shared security priorities. "We are developing new things to do and only getting stronger". "Right? Very good job". PRESIDENT VARELA: Thank you, Mr. President. Valera and his wife posed brief...

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  • AIIB injects new vitality to infrastructure development
AIIB injects new vitality to infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank earlier said Asia has an estimated US$1.7 trillion infrastructure gap if it continues to develop at current growth rates. After ratifications were received from ten member states holding a total number of 50% of the initial subscriptions of the Authorized Capital Stock, the bank started operation on December 25, 2015.

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  • Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller
Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller

And leading Republican legislators on Tuesday waved off the idea of firing Mueller, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that his advice was to "let Robert Mueller do his job" and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voicing confidence in the special counsel.

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  • Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says
Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Tim Hague suffered a brain injury after he was knocked out by opponent and former Edmonton Eskimos player, Adam Braidwood , during a KO Boxing event at the Shaw Conference Centre. The 34-year-old was rushed to Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton where he had to have surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. "Nobody wants to see something like ...

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  • New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

And it's up to him to decide how much to tell Rosenstein about the substance of the investigation itself. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Fed...

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  • Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon, who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe. Rosenstein is also the Department of Justice official who appointed Mueller as special counsel late last month. In his Senate testimony last week, Comey said Trump requested loyalty from...

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  • China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'
China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted talks with the President of Afghanistan , Ashraf Ghani and expressed solidarity and complete support to the country in "resolutely and effectively" combating the challenge of terrorism . President of Russia Vladimir Putin said: "I am glad that we met for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines o...

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  • Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support
Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Two U.S warships arrived in Qatar's Hamad Port on Wednesday to conduct a joint military drill but details have not been shared, Qatar News Agency was quoted.

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  • Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators
Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators

Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned after being ordered to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, said Jeffrey Cramer, a former fe...

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday
Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

CNN's April Ryan on Monday described "mass hysteria" in the White House over concerns the president is considering terminating special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now due to testifyon the matter before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's pick.

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