Chow Tai Fook acquires 59.6 carat pink diamond for HK$553 mln

Forbes magazine reports that the buyer was a Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer who was bidding against two other phone bidders. In November 2016, a 17.07 carat fancy intense pink diamond was sold for $20.7 million at Sotheby's auction in Geneva.... More..

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Tony Romo replacing Phil Simms at CBS, per report

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys turned in formal paperwork on Tuesday to release Romo. The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday morning the Cowboys will designate Romo as a June 1 cut, which ...More..

United States ready to act alone against North Korea, warns Donald Trump
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

United States ready to act alone against North Korea, warns Donald Trump

With the possibility of additional launches after Wednesday morning, the South Korean military is on alert, working closely with US counterparts. "And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Still Making Money From Trump Businesses, Disclosures Show

Her retirement accounts are worth more than $ 2 million . The documents show that have at least $ 240 million in assets . The president must also file periodic financial disclosures , but he is not requi...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Forecasters expect severe weather beginning Wednesday morning

Strong winds have pushed storms into the warm, humid air that's blanketed the eastern half of the nation, creating conditions ripe for severe storms. This year has already been the most active severe weather ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

North Carolina to be considered again to host NCAA championships

One of the many signs brought into Wilmington City Council Chambers following the passage of HB2 previous year. 142, which removes the "bathroom bill" portion of H.B. According to an analysis released by th...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews

To back up those words, Trump has sent administration officials like Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to Capitol Hill, where they're floating potential changes to the bill that they...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Harrowing images of Syria 'gas attack' spark calls for action

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that President Donald Trump was "extremely alarmed" by reports of the attack, which he called "reprehensible". The two leaders also emphasised the importance of...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Governor Bentley Issues Statewide State of Emergency in Preparation for Severe Weather

On Monday, members of the Wiregrass legislative delegation, speaking to members of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, reminded us that any approach to impeachment must be watertight, with specific and substan...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

What is 'unmasking' and why would Obama adviser do it?

Trying to stanch the flow of accusations, Rice granted an interview to Andrea Mitchell today, in which her central point was that the so-called "unmasking" of American names in intelligence reports sent t...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

U.S. tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans

USA citizenship and immigration services also announced it would step up its review of employers that use the visas, saying american workers who are "qualified, willing, and deserving" have been unfairly disadv...More..

Bradley Byrne: Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Bradley Byrne: Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch

Democrats plan to use a procedural hurdle called a filibuster requiring a super-majority of 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to end debate on Neil Gorsuch's nomination and move to a final confirmation vote by a ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Trump Blames Obama for Syria Gas Attack on Its Own People

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government condemns in the strongest possible terms the chemical weapons attack against civilians, including children, at Khan Sheikhoun. Benjamin Netanyahu s...More..

Jordan Klepper Lands Post-'Daily Show' Slot on Comedy Central
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Jordan Klepper Lands Post-'Daily Show' Slot on Comedy Central

Since Colbert left to host The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, Comedy Central has been unable to find what they deem a suitable replacement. Comedy Central so white? "Just a fun show where he can ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

North Carolina pulls out stunning win to round out Final Four

Wildcats G Malik Monk's 47 points in a December 17 win over the Tar Heels are the second-most points an opponent has ever scored on North Carolina . For as unlikely as Maye's heroics were, Kentucky's Isaa...More..

Justice Dept. seeks pause on consent decree with Baltimore
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Justice Dept. seeks pause on consent decree with Baltimore

The Sessions memo tracks the attorney general's long-stated distrust of the federal government's intervention in local law enforcement operations to seek court-ordered consent decrees and force changes in local...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

House Intel chairman: Paul Manafort volunteered to interview in Russian Federation probe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , R-Calif., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington , Friday, March 24, 2017. The White House has repeatedly denied a New York Times report tha...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Stormy weather back in forecast for Southern Plains

Florence is a small town of about 4,000 people, and Thomas said he knew the woman who died. Weather forecasts prompted the school to initially push the event to Monday evening before postponing it altogether....More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City

The Saratoga Springs Temple will be the 18th in the Beehive State. The church built the Idaho Falls Temple in the 1940s, dedicating it in 1945. Dedicatory services will be held for five temples this year, inc...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Sen. McCaskill to vote 'no' on Gorsuch, Missouri GOP reacts

She fears that he has the ideology that will always end up with the little guy being stepped on by corporations. "He is evasive, but his body of work isn't". If the filibuster is successful, Republican leaders ...More..

Work together to make necessary changes to health care
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Work together to make necessary changes to health care

John Kennedy (R-LA) put it succinctly. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on o...More..

Supreme Court pick heads to confirmation vote showdown
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Supreme Court pick heads to confirmation vote showdown

Imagine the prospect of President Trump's decision-making if a truly court-changing vacancy arises. As she lays out in " Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change", the book she co-wr...More..

You Can Track Yosemite's Bears on This New Website
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

You Can Track Yosemite's Bears on This New Website

This high-resolution data that identifies the bear's location has allowed park managers to better understand responses of bears to seasonal changes in the distribution of natural foods, as well as the lure of h...More..

Trump White House Pins Blame for Syrian Attack on Obama Administration
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Trump White House Pins Blame for Syrian Attack on Obama Administration

Photographs of the attack in the rebel-held province of Idlib show people breathing through oxygen masks and wearing protection suits, while others carried the bodies of dead children, and corpses wrapped in bl...More..

Russians name Islamist-linked Kyrgyz native as subway bomber
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Russians name Islamist-linked Kyrgyz native as subway bomber

It is not clear if Jalilov was the suicide bomber identified by both Russian and Kyrgyzstan authorities. The device that detonated on the train was set off by a man "whose remains were found in the third vehi...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ryan confirms talks underway on health care 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's operation to sal...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Border wall bids due; contractors concerned 'hostile attack' against workers

A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details haven't been made public, said four to ten bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes. That compares with more than 43,000 in De...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Trump Administration: Week 11 -- April 4

On March 8, American University announced Rice had landed the plum job of Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow , a role that will allow her to "work primarily on her next book and mentor students [in the Sch...More..

Amid accusations, Senate heads for showdown on Gorsuch
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Amid accusations, Senate heads for showdown on Gorsuch

But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it will remain in place for legislation. As a result, the GOPers are expected to unleash the so-called "nuclear option" - changing the rulesthat haverequired a "super ...More..

New Jersey teen girl accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New Jersey teen girl accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

A New Jersey high school senior is in the news for her stellar achievement - she has the pick of any Ivy League university she wants. "I clicked it and it said 'Congratulations" and I was like oh my goodness". ...More..

Former White House NSA denies using Govt. secrets for political goal
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Former White House NSA denies using Govt. secrets for political goal

Rice insisted Tuesday she wasn't motivated by politics. The ex-Obama advisor - in her first remarks since conservatives ran wild with a Bloomberg report alleging she'd requested "dozens" of times to unr...More..

Frustrated Republicans prepare for the nuclear option
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Frustrated Republicans prepare for the nuclear option

They said Gorsuch's qualifications are impeccable, and if Democrats would filibuster someone of such "high quality.there isn't any justice that a Republican would put forth.that they would support", Sen. Minori...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Susan Rice On Unmasking Claims: 'I Leaked Nothing To Nobody'

Alexander told NBC News he routinely turned down requests for unmasking by senior officials in the Bush and Obama administrations. The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee released a state...More..

McCaskill, Accusing Gorsuch of 'Stunning Lack of Humanity,' Backs Filibuster
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

McCaskill, Accusing Gorsuch of 'Stunning Lack of Humanity,' Backs Filibuster

Both West Virginia's Manchin and North Dakota's Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. McCaskill told donors that she would be "very comforta...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Tension Mounts as Intel Chairman Cancels Public Russia Hearing

WELNA: Hours later, two more figures associated with the Trump campaign announced that they, too, were ready to come before the committee. "It's hard to me to come to any other conclusion", Rep. The statement ...More..