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Wednesday forecast: stormy weather, Polk County under tornado watch until 1 pm

Wednesday forecast: stormy weather, Polk County under tornado watch until 1 pm Skies will be sunny today , with highs in the upper 60s. Temperatures will still be above normal for this time of year on Tuesday , with a high near 64. Friday looks to be the rainiest of the days with a chance for showers lingering by Saturday morning . We will slowly warm back up to the upper 70s by the end of the week into next weekend , while also remaining sunny throughout the week! ... [Full Article...]

Former OU player arrested after allegedly pimping out former cheerleader

Former OU player arrested after allegedly pimping out former cheerleader The unraveling of the unholy alliance between the two began after Parker allegedly solicited an undercover officer for sex in exchange for $200. The former cheerleader was arrested after a vice officer responded to an advertisement she had placed on the website, Backpage.com, according to the Daily Mail . [Full Article...]

Hyundai Motor pulls ad from the O'Reilly Factor

Constant Contact: "Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have chose to pull Constant Contact's ads from The O'Reilly Factor ", the spokeswoman of the digital marketing company said. [Full Article...]

Pence, Priebus meet with House conservatives on health bill

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one of its leading priorities. Also on the table, Meadows said, was the idea that insurers could opt out of community health ratings, which now ban insurers from charging higher premiums based on g... [Full Article...]

New Israeli settlement given go-ahead

New Israeli settlement given go-ahead The White House did not criticize the planned new community, telling news outlets that Netanyahu decided on the building of Emek Shilo, to house members of the recently-dismantled outpost Amona , before talks with Trump began. On the campaign trail, Mr. Israel has continued to build additional housing units inside those settlements over the years. His platform made no mention of an independent Pa... [Full Article...]

Factory worker creates sparks at French election debate

Macron was seen in the same poll as having the best programme of all the candidates by 23 percent of viewers, followed by Melenchon, whose ratings have been rising since the first televised debate in March, to the detriment of Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon. [Full Article...]

Trump expects 'difficult' meeting with China, but Beijing will come bearing gifts

Trump expects 'difficult' meeting with China, but Beijing will come bearing gifts Lu said Wednesday that China would stick to its climate commitments after Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, this week rescinded measures enacted by Obama to reduce coal and oil use. Doing so would go against Trump's anti-China trade rhetoric, He said. 'I would be careful about jumping to the conclusion that Xi can buy his way out of the problem, ' cautioned Ashley Tellis, leading USA ... [Full Article...]

Peabody makes fresh U.S. stock debut after bankruptcy exit

Peabody makes fresh U.S. stock debut after bankruptcy exit In a statement today, the company said it had emerged with a "transformed capital structure", including new equity that is expected to begin trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange. Thermal coal gained 6.2 percent to $88.05 a ton on Monday. That means avoiding decisions like a 2011 one to spend $4 billion to acquire Australia's MacArthur Coal Ltd., an ill-timed, debt-fueled bet that metall... [Full Article...]

China Digs In on Trade Policy Ahead of Trump Summit

China Digs In on Trade Policy Ahead of Trump Summit Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that Xi would meet with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, without providing any more details. Writing for CNN, Jeremy Diamond reminds his readers that one of the central tenets of Trump's agenda moving forward is recalibrating USA trade relationships. [Full Article...]

Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault

Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault Hadi Ahmed, 23, told The Times: "When I first saw him I ran up to him saying, 'Brother, brother!' But he looked at me and just said, 'Are you my brother?' I said, 'Yes of course, what are you talking about?' But he didn't recognise me". Meanwhile, Dilshad Mohammed, 21, who was with the young Iranian Kurd when the attackers set upon them, has told of how Reker was talking about how happy he was to ... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Debbie pounds northeastern Australia

In the Indian Ocean and near Australia, these storms are called tropical cyclones, which is the same type of storm as a hurricane or typhoon in other parts of the world. Tourists staying at the tropical resort wrapped the terrified bird in a towel on Thursday in the wake of the cyclone. One person in the Whitsunday Islands compared the winds to "freight trains coming through left and right". [Full Article...]

Syria Attack Symptoms Consistent With Nerve Agent Use

Syria Attack Symptoms Consistent With Nerve Agent Use The U.N. Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting Wednesday on that attack, which activists say was one of the worst in the country's civil war. Medics worked frantically in the hours after the attack to treat a steady stream of patients, administering oxygen and hosing down victims to wash off chemical residue. [Full Article...]

Amber alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Merkel Texas

Amber alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Merkel Texas He said police have made contact with Limon's mother, Adryana Limon, and Jimmy McQueen, who had been described as a person of interest. Adryana was arrested on outstanding warrants in Sweetwater on April 1, 2017, but Zoey was not in her custody. [Full Article...]

Toronto mayor concerned about housing market

Toronto mayor concerned about housing market The average price of detached houses in the Greater Toronto Area was $1.21 million in March, up 33.4 per cent from past year. "The busy spring selling season descended upon Ottawa early this year", said OREB president Rick Eisert in a statement. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches ballistic missile, NORAD reacts

In the same interview, Trump was quoted as telling the FT that Washington was ready to address the North Korean threat alone, if need be. Trump has delighted in warmly welcoming his guests on his frequent visits to what he calls the "winter White House", shaking hands with them as they enter and doing the rounds of each table at formal daily dinners. [Full Article...]

US Senate clashes over Trump Supreme Court pick

The Senate's Republican leaders insist Gorsuch will be confirmed on the Senate floor on Friday regardless of what the Democrats do. McConnell will need to put the rules change to a majority vote. Democrats secured enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch on Monday, which could lead the GOP to "go nuclear", or change the confirmation rules to a simple majority. [Full Article...]

More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide The baby boom among Muslims stands in stark contrast to the trend among people who don't identify with any religion, Pew reports. Muslims now account for about 24 percent of the world population, compared with 31 percent for Christians, according to the Pew Research Center. [Full Article...]

Warplanes mount fresh airstrikes in Idlib area: Syrian Observatory

Warplanes mount fresh airstrikes in Idlib area: Syrian Observatory As an EU-UN chaired conference on Syria's future got underway in Brussels , the United States , Great Britain and France circulated a resolution to be presented at an emergency session at the United Nations Security Council condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. [Full Article...]

Russian Hockey Star Ovechkin Vows To Defy NHL, Compete In Winter Olympics

A day after the National Hockey League announced its intention to forego participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby shared his disappointment with the decision but declined to use his star power to stir up any controversy. [Full Article...]

Advertisers bail from 'O'Reilly Factor' afte... 10:10 am Wednesday

O'Reilly or the company in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him". Hyundai in its statement said: " Hyundai now has no advertising running on 'The O'Reilly Factor .' We had upcoming advertising spots on the show but are reallocating them due to the recent and disturbing allegations". [Full Article...]


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