Do’s, Don’ts of Picking High School Classes

27 Apr

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Top officials emphasize diplomatic, economic pressure on N. Korea in briefing

27 Apr

The full Senate was briefed Wednesday on the threat posed by North Korea, and the Trump administration is emphasizing that the president’s approach prioritizes diplomacy and economic pressure over military options. Members of the Senate were bussed from Capitol Hill to the White House where they were briefed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense […]

Standoff follows fatal shooting of state trooper

27 Apr

MIDDLETOWN, Del. — A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot several times and died at a hospital, state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said at a news […]

NY, NJ hotspot for deadly superbug fungus

27 Apr

NEW YORK — A “superbug” fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.  First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, […]

NBA Free Agency: Waiters, McGee among 32 fascinating players set to hit market

27 Apr

The first round will be over soon, and that will leave only eight teams in the playoffs. For the other 22, the focus will be entirely on the draft and free agency. That means it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen on July 1. Here’s a look at the most interesting storylines […]

House GOP unveils bill extending gov’t shutdown deadline a week

27 Apr

WASHINGTON – House Republicans have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen says the one-week measure would buy time to wrap up talks on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill covering the rest of the fiscal year. It’s the center […]

U.S., South Korea warn defiant North against new provocation

27 Apr

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on “swift punitive measures” against North Korea in the event of further provocation, as a North Korean official vowed it would push ahead with nuclear and missile tests to counter U.S. “hostile acts”. As a standoff escalated over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic […]

Trump’s plan to slash business taxes seen as ‘guidepost’ by congressional Republicans

27 Apr

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. While the proposed tax cuts would please those helped by them, such as multinational corporations and wealthy taxpayers, […]

Samsung Elec flags stronger second quarter; Elliott welcomes share cancellation

27 Apr

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. Samsung rejected a call from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott to split itself in two but accepted part of […]

First African-born MLB player gets hit in debut

27 Apr

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Gift Ngoepe became the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday and marked his debut by getting a hit in his first at-bat. The 27-year-old South African, who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, entered the game against the visiting Chicago Cubs in […]