Vanuatu tsunami threat over after big quake: scientists
A major earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami warning that was cancelled after locals reported no significant damage. The United States Geological Survey said the 7.0-magnitude quake -- originally reported as 7.3 -- struck at a relatively shallow depth of 35 kilometres (21 miles) some 209 kilometres from the capital Port Vila. The National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) initially warned the quake, which hit at 1933 Thursday GMT, could generate waves of up to three metres (10 feet) on parts of the Vanuatu coast.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:10:37 -0400
Boehner calls Cruz Lucifer in the flesh
The former House speaker offers a blunt assessment of the Texas senator: "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:51:18 -0400
Trumps America Firstneo-isolationism
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. After rolling over its opponents in all five Eastern seaboard primaries, the Trump juggernaut entered Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, where the victorious candidate gave a speech intended to add gravitas to his scattershot positions on foreign policy and national security. The direction Im outlining will return us to a timeless principle always putting the interests of the American people and American security above all else.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:33:31 -0400
Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children
By Lisa Barrington and Stephanie Nebehay BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a U.S. official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government. The city of Aleppo is at the center of a military escalation that has undermined peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the five-year-old war. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura appealed to the presidents of the United States and Russia to intervene to salvage a ceasefire that was "barely alive".
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:48:26 -0400
South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:50:04 -0400
A failed pact tells you why Trump is winning
Like Stalin and Churchill huddled over a map of Europe in 1944, Ted Cruz and John Kasich began a very odd week by announcing publicly, for reasons known only to them that they were divvying up the remaining primary states in order to maintain individual spheres of influence. Cruz would get Indiana (which is next to Ohio), while Kasich would get New Mexico (which shares a border with Texas). Of course, primary voters unlike, say, Polish peasants tend to do whatever they want, so all this plotting didnt exactly make Cruz and Kasich grandmasters of global domination.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:50 -0400
Prescription Drugs Found With Prince at the Time of His Death
Two law enforcement sources told CBS News on Wednesday that prescription drugs were found in Princes possession and at his home at the time of the music icons death. The sources also said that the local sheriffs department has contacted the DEA about assisting with the investigation into the singers death.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:20:00 -0400
Ted Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as running mate in a highly unusual move
During a rally Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he had selected former Hewlett-Packard CEO and unsuccessful 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his running mate. After a great deal of time and thought, after a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be the president of the United States, I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina,Cruz told hundreds of flag-waving supporters gathered at the Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza. Over and over again, Carly has shattered glass ceilings, Cruz said.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:51:05 -0400
Sanders says to lay off hundreds of campaign workers: NY Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign workers nationwide and focus on winning in California, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, told the Times in an interview he planned to remain in the race despite losing four of five states in primary voting on Tuesday, putting him further behind rival Hillary Clinton. (http://nyti. ...
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:39:42 -0400
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