Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title

From 1979-80 on, Washington has had one of the worst winning percentages in the league, and while the team has made the playoffs 14 times in that span, they haven't gone past the second round. Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in 14 points. D'Angelo Russell,... More..

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American Woman Still Recovering Following Deadly London Terror Attack
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

American Woman Still Recovering Following Deadly London Terror Attack

Cochran and his wife, Melissa, were sightseeing on the last day of their 25th wedding anniversary trip to the United Kingdom capital when British man Khalid Masood drove along the pavement of Westminster Bridge...More..

Amnesty International Welcomes UN Ambassador Haley's Promises to Prioritize Human Rights
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Amnesty International Welcomes UN Ambassador Haley's Promises to Prioritize Human Rights

Then last month Haley shocked diplomats when she blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to a senior United Nations post unrelated to Israel-Palestinian issues. "The days of Is...More..

Indian police arrest five for attacking Nigerian students
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Indian police arrest five for attacking Nigerian students

Suspected Nigerian students were booked for murder, kidnapping and using drugs; however, they were later released for lack of evidence. Four Nigerian students on Monday sustained severe injuries after a gro...More..

Spiders Could Theoretically Eat Every Human On Earth And Still Be Hungry
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spiders Could Theoretically Eat Every Human On Earth And Still Be Hungry

Okay, fine. Whatever , you may be thinking. "We hope that these estimates and their significant magnitude raise public awareness and increase the level of appreciation for the important global role of spider...More..

North Korean Rocket Test Raises Tensions
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

North Korean Rocket Test Raises Tensions

A TV news program shows an image, published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the country's Sohae launch site, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, S...More..

China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank

Monday's report from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, a CSIS branch, says Beijing has " largely completed " its military construction on the Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief Reefs of the Spratly Is...More..

Kerala transport minister AK Saseendran resigns over sleaze talk
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kerala transport minister AK Saseendran resigns over sleaze talk

The state unit's decision would be conveyed to the national leadership and after getting approval, request to make Chandy the minister would be made to LDF and Chief Minister, NCP state president Uzahavoor Vija...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senate sends abortion insurance bill to House

House Speaker Brian Bosma says possible changes include altering the date of implementation and adding a residency or licensing requirement. My priorities reflect this, and I am happy to report that House Bil...More..

8 students feared dead in Japan avalanche
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8 students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Japanese officials say the students were participating in a mountain-climbing outing early Monday in the town of Nasu, about 120 kilometers north of Tokyo. Almost 60 students and 11 teachers started their exped...More..

Rainy Weather Expected Tuesday Throughout Central Texas
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rainy Weather Expected Tuesday Throughout Central Texas

Some of those storms could reach severe limits and contain damaging wind gusts and hail up to ping pong ball size. The impacted areas in north Alabama stretch from Lauderdale to Cullman and Marshall counties,...More..

by | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye questioned for 14 hours

South Korean prosecutors have asked for an arrest warrant for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye in connection with a series of corruption allegations which resulted in her impeachment. On Tuesday morni...More..

Anti-Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, protesters detained at Moscow rally
by | Monday, March 27, 2017

Anti-Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, protesters detained at Moscow rally

Sunday's march in Moscow was one of the biggest unauthorised demonstrations in recent years, with police putting turnout at 7,000-8,000 people. Anticorruption protests led by Russian opposition politician A...More..

Erdogan slams 'pressure' on Turks in Bulgaria ahead of vote
by | Sunday, March 26, 2017

Erdogan slams 'pressure' on Turks in Bulgaria ahead of vote

We are seriously anxious to see and hear that pressure is being exercised there", said Erdogan at a press conference in the Turkish capital. Bulgaria's ethnic Turks are estimated to total more than half a m...More..

Polish PM joins heads of European Union countries to sign Rome declaration
by | Sunday, March 26, 2017

Polish PM joins heads of European Union countries to sign Rome declaration

European Union leaders appealed for calm and a renewal of objective for the faltering project as they signed a declaration of unity without Theresa May. "The fearfulness that is becoming more and more evident h...More..

by | Sunday, March 26, 2017

Enviros Prepare For Multi-Pronged Battle Against Revived Keystone Pipeline

Issuing a permit for Keystone would reverse one of the highest-profile decisions of President Obama's tenure in office. The Keystone XL oil pipeline is on the verge of being approved by the US government, ...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book of Condolence In Memory Of Martin McGuinness Opens At Guildhall

And I believe the only way a lasting peace can take over and endure is when those who have legitimate griefs on both sides embrace the future together". Among those paying their respects will be Michael D Higgi...More..

Soccer world mourns the loss of Derry City captain Ryan McBride
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soccer world mourns the loss of Derry City captain Ryan McBride

The cause of death is unknown, though teammates reportedly said that McBride wasn't feeling well after the match. Hundreds of friends and Derry City FC supporters lined the streets as McBride, 27, who died su...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, officer won't face death penalty

An Orlando prosecutor says she will follow an order by Florida's governor transferring an officer-killing case out of her hands after she announced she would no longer seek the death penalty in any cases. " S...More..

Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade
by | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade

The event is partnered with Japan this year. Neither leader named the US government as they opened the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, but both used the opportunity to distance themselves from protectioni...More..

by | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high

Ben Belgacem triggered a major scare at Orly global airport south of Paris on Saturday morning when he grabbed a female soldier on patrol and put a gun to her head. At the time of his death, Ben Belgacem was ca...More..

Thailand's 25-year-old, coin-eating turtle in coma after 2nd surgery
by | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thailand's 25-year-old, coin-eating turtle in coma after 2nd surgery

Despite efforts and a four hour operation, the turtle didn't survive - but they did say that "Bank", the sea turtle, 'had the chance to swim freely and eat happily before she passed'. "Piggy Bank" suffered the ...More..

Gas Prices Decline for a Second Straight Week
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gas Prices Decline for a Second Straight Week

Gas prices slipped a cent or two in some places around the country in the past week, but predictions say that won't last long. "This seasonal trend, could push gas prices 25-50 cents higher by June, unless oil ...More..

South Sudan: Passenger jet crashes onto runway, dozens feared dead
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

South Sudan: Passenger jet crashes onto runway, dozens feared dead

For his part, Santino Deng, manager of the South Supreme Airlines , told Radio Tamazuj that the plane crashed due to bad weather conditions in Wau . At the time of this report, three passengers were still in ...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Syrian forces and rebels fight fierce clashes in northeast Damascus

The Observatory said rebel shells hit several nearby districts in Damascus, including Bab Touma, Rukn al-Din and the Abbasiyin area. Lina Khatib, the head of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatha...More..

USA policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over - Rex Tillerson
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

USA policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over - Rex Tillerson

At a joint news conference with South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Tillerson said the U.S.'s " strategic patience " approach was over and that it would not engage in talks with Pyongyang unless the ...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Israel said it was "absolutely untrue" that Syria's missiles downed one jet. "Netanyahu crawled to Moscow to pleaded with Putin because he fears ISIS's defeat, which is a failure for him and a victory for the...More..

Celebs Urge Turkish Airlines To Help Somali Famine Victims
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Celebs Urge Turkish Airlines To Help Somali Famine Victims

Thanks to professional athlete, and other celebrities, plus the general power of social media, the airline offered a cargo plane with food and water. The drought in Somalia has caused an historic starvation t...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Netanyahu: Strikes in Syria targeted Hezbollah arms

It would not say whether any other missiles struck Israeli-held territory, but said the safety of Israeli civilians and Israeli aircraft was "not compromised". As anti-aircraft missiles were fired from Syria,...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bronx man arrested after running over EMT technician

Speaking from the medical center Thursday night, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "An EMT was lost in the line of duty, bravely doing her job and encountering the kind of danger that our EMTs should not ha...More..

Oil tanker hijacking: Somali pirates release ship and crew
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Oil tanker hijacking: Somali pirates release ship and crew

Since 2012, although piracy has been largely contained, Somali pirates have continued to attempt to hijack ships, but less frequently. This latest case of hijacking was the first of its kind to be carried out...More..

by | Saturday, March 18, 2017

British PM, Scottish leader tussle over independence vote

Britain is due to begin the two-year exit process from the 28-nation European Union by the end of this month. "What we need now is to unite, to come together as a country and to ensure that we can get the b...More..

Trump to Make 'Very Big' Announcement About Car Industry Next Week
by | Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump to Make 'Very Big' Announcement About Car Industry Next Week

Supporters of the emissions standards have warned the Trump administration against undoing the rules . California, long a Democratic and environment-friendly state, filed a motion to block a lawsuit brough...More..

WBC Notes: Tournament Ends for Francisco Cervelli, As Team Italy Loses Tiebreaker
by | Thursday, March 16, 2017

WBC Notes: Tournament Ends for Francisco Cervelli, As Team Italy Loses Tiebreaker

Combine that with the fact that Venezuela's first game against Puerto Rico ended in the 7th inning due to the mercy rule used by the tournament (games are stopped after 7 innings if one team is 10 or more ...More..

Congress gets Supreme Court rap, Manohar Parrikar test tomorrow
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Congress gets Supreme Court rap, Manohar Parrikar test tomorrow

The election loss was a setback to the BJP which was in power. Asked if Congress should move beyond Gandhi, Chaturvedi said: "I think in larger interest of the party, Rahul himself has to take a decision". "B...More..