NY Drops Literacy Skills Test for Teacher Certification

Professor of Education at Pace University Leslie Soodak, who served on the task force behind the recommendation to eliminate the ALST, said, "Having a white workforce really doesn't match our student body anymore". For years, the quality of the educa... More..

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By-polls: Cinematographer Tasadduq is PDP's south Kashmir candidate
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

By-polls: Cinematographer Tasadduq is PDP's south Kashmir candidate

The ruling PDP has chose to field Tassaduq Mufti, son of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, from Anantnag parliamentary constituency for the upcoming byelection. Meanwhile, Mr. Khan ...More..

After Goa setback, BJP unlikely to shuffle chief ministers
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

After Goa setback, BJP unlikely to shuffle chief ministers

Thanking all the 22 MLAs who submitted letters of support to the governor, Mr Parrikar said , "Let me tell you the truth". BJP yesterday claimed that it enjoyed the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assemb...More..

Donald Trump barrels ahead with plan to gut 'Obamacare'
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Donald Trump barrels ahead with plan to gut 'Obamacare'

The Republican bill, officially called the American Health Care Act , also would drop the Obamacare provision mandating that Americans obtain health insurance or pay a fine and replace Obamacare's income-bas...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

S. Korea acting leader turns down resignations by Park aides

South Korean prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to summon and question Park next week over a corruption scandal that removed her from office. It has not yet been decided whether Park will be called in to th...More..

Monster Winter Storm Bringing Blizzard Conditions for Many
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monster Winter Storm Bringing Blizzard Conditions for Many

The winds will steadily increase in the morning hours on Tuesday and reach their peak between midday and early evening. "There's already significant snow falling in NY and in CT and in western Mass. Snow wi...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Congress exchanges fireworks with BJP over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

The race for Manipur throne is heating up as both Congress and BJP have been staking claims of holding a majority in the northeast state which had been under Congress' rule for last 15 years. "The BJP managed t...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unification Ministry: N. Korea Intends to Cause Conflict in S.Korea

Tuesday's announcement ended speculation that investigators might have tried to avoid further political strife by waiting until after May's expected snap election to question Park. "But that's not so easy I thi...More..

China to Start Bond Connect With Hong Kong This Year, Li Says
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

China to Start Bond Connect With Hong Kong This Year, Li Says

The scheme has always been on the wish list of Charles Li, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, who is keen to position the exchange as the financial securities gateway between China and the out...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

US, South Korean military chiefs discuss North Korean threat, options

South Korea's presidential security advisor said Wednesday he will hold talks with his US counterpart this week over North Korea's growing military threats and ways to further strengthen the Seoul-Washington ...More..

An Old Tax Return from President Trump Leaks, So Where's the Rest?
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An Old Tax Return from President Trump Leaks, So Where's the Rest?

The White House also released the return at the same time as the MSNBC report, affirming that the two-page document was indeed the President's tax return, but stating that the return had been unlawfully obtai...More..

Rape accused SP leader Gayatri Prajapati arrested from Lucknow
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rape accused SP leader Gayatri Prajapati arrested from Lucknow

A close aide of rape-accused Samajwadi Party (SP) minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati surrendered before the Lucknow Police on March 6. The UP police have so far arrested six people in connection with the case, b...More..

Japan could lead a resurgent TPP: Asian Trade Centre
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Japan could lead a resurgent TPP: Asian Trade Centre

In February, Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said his country was planning to extend its current trade agreement with the European Union, adding that free trade negotiations have also been launche...More..

Austin Musician Shot and Wounded During First Weekend of SXSW
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Austin Musician Shot and Wounded During First Weekend of SXSW

The Statesman reports that Michael Sanders, lead guitarist and singer for Lowin, left the show at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to walk to his home nearby when three men pushed him against a parked auto. Sanders su...More..

Saudi Arabia launches girls' council - without any girls
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia launches girls' council - without any girls

Social media users throughout the world shared the photo showing men only in the conference room set against the conference poster in the background that read "The First Meeting of Girls' Council". I am no sc...More..

Spicer says Trump 'extremely confident' DoJ can back up wiretap claims
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spicer says Trump 'extremely confident' DoJ can back up wiretap claims

US President Donald Trump will provide his annual salary to charity, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said , BBC reports. Opposition to the health-care bill backed by United States president Donald J....More..

Jordanian Woman Charged in Terror Attack that Killed Two Americans
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jordanian Woman Charged in Terror Attack that Killed Two Americans

Jordan faces a tough choice between honoring its strong alliance with the U.S.by granting its extradition request or upsetting its majority Palestinian population by doing so since Tamimi has become a symbol of...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

India are under pressure, not Australia, says Nathan Lyon

It comes on top of a "poor" rating for the raging turner produced in Pune . The "below average" rating may cause a bit of embarrassment for BCCI but does not carry any "penalty or fine". Though there was gra...More..

Zarif, Larijani slam Netanyahu for forging history
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Zarif, Larijani slam Netanyahu for forging history

Putin rejected Netanyahu's Purim parallel, telling him that the events described had taken place in the fifth century BCE. Zarif responded overnight on Twitter, calling Netanyahu's comments "bigoted lies" and...More..

Cuomo: Storm Expected To Cause 'Substantial' Transit Changes, Road Closures
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cuomo: Storm Expected To Cause 'Substantial' Transit Changes, Road Closures

Cuomo held a news conference after issuing a State of Emergency for all of NY. He said for all of those reasons, he has made a decision to declare a state of emergency for all of NY, and order all nonessentia...More..

Kellyanne Conway doubles down on Trump's wiretapping claims
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kellyanne Conway doubles down on Trump's wiretapping claims

Pressured again on the issue at Monday's White House briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said: "He doesn't really think that President Obama went up and tapped his phone personally ". The room erupted in lau...More..

White House releases some Trump tax returns
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

White House releases some Trump tax returns

Trump broke with decades of precedent during the campaign by becoming the first major-party nominee since Richard Nixon during the 1970s to refuse to release his tax returns. Maddow's Tuesday evening report...More..

Boko Haram splinter group leader charged with murder
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Boko Haram splinter group leader charged with murder

According to the charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the defendants, on February 2013 at Ikirima Boko Haram Camp in Sambisa Forest, allegedly "murdered seven internationa...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Erdogan: Dutch Will 'Pay a Price' for Blocking Turkish Ministers from Rally

The proposed rallies aimed to encourage a large number of Turks living in Europe to vote Yes in a referendum on 16 April on expanding the president's powers. What we have seen.is a clear manifestations of Islam...More..

Woman's headphones explode on Aust flight
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Woman's headphones explode on Aust flight

Flight attendants quickly raced to grab a bucket of water and chucked the headphones, which were melted and stuck to the floor of the aircraft, inside. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB...More..

Celebrate National Pi Day with these deals
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Celebrate National Pi Day with these deals

Godfather's Pizza: The pizza spot is offering $ 3 off a large pizza , a medium pizza for $3.99 when you get a large speciality pizza or $ 4 off a jumbo pizza . Pi Day is a big pie day as well. The Piz...More..

Andre offers giant flexibility as Bengals go on guard
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Andre offers giant flexibility as Bengals go on guard

However, his season ended after just four games due to an arm injury. The talented but enigmatic right tackle slowly fell out of favor in Cincinnati during the 2014 season, and that helped lead to his departure...More..

UKIP backer Arron Banks claims he's been suspended from party
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UKIP backer Arron Banks claims he's been suspended from party

He has also been critical of new party frontman Paul Nuttall. As well as calling for Carswell to be kicked out of Ukip, Banks has repeatedly offered to take over the running of the party - which he has likene...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Why Turkey's Referendum is Causing Havoc in Europe

The Turkish minister was eventually escorted out of the Netherlands in the early hours of Sunday. While both the Dutch and French flags share the same colours of red, white and blue, the Netherlands one runs ...More..

Record US Supplies Push Crude Oil Below $50
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Record US Supplies Push Crude Oil Below $50

India's oil imports from Iran rose almost 17% in February from a month earlier as refiners received less crude from key Opec producers Saudi Arabia and Iraq after an Opec deal to cut output, shipping ...More..

Blizzard brings heavy snow, sleet, rain, strong winds, and slippery conditions
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Blizzard brings heavy snow, sleet, rain, strong winds, and slippery conditions

Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Northeast wind around 5 miles per hour. A blizzard warning has been issued for New Canaan from Monday midnight until Tuesday midnight, according to the National Wea...More..

BJP leader Kithaganahalli Vasu murdered by unknown miscreants in Bengaluru
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BJP leader Kithaganahalli Vasu murdered by unknown miscreants in Bengaluru

Srinivas Prasad alias Kittaganahalli Vasu, resident of Kittaganahalli and member of the Bommanahalli town municipal council, left home in his Toyota Innova around 5am after receiving a call. The weapon was remo...More..

Storm Postpones President Trump's Meeting with Merkel
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Storm Postpones President Trump's Meeting with Merkel

Trump and Merkel are expected to hold a bilateral meeting and working lunch, then answer questions at a joint press conference. Snowstorms bearing down the USA east coast have forced German Chancellor Angela...More..

Scarlett Johansson Takes on Ivanka Trump in Saturday Night Live Perfume Ad
by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scarlett Johansson Takes on Ivanka Trump in Saturday Night Live Perfume Ad

Complicit . The fragrance for the woman could stop all this , but won't". "Because she's lovely, she's powerful...she's complicit ". "She's complicit ", the narrator continues before showing a bottle of " Co...More..

by | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Park's advisers offer to resign after ouster

The Constitutional Court dismissed Ms Park from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote over an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the political and business elite. Park was req...More..