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The text message scam which looks so genuine it can easily fool you

If a text from your bank, say, appears in a message thread which you've already used safely, then it must be genuine, right? Wrong. People are being warned to be on their guard against a new high-tech scam sent direct to their mobile phones which is worryingly sophisticated.

Notts parents of pupils missing school up sixfold in Notts

New figures have revealed the number of fines issued to Nottinghamshire parents because of their child's absence from school is up sixfold. In the 2015-16 academic year 2,240 penalty notices were sent out for poor attendance in the county - up from 371 the year before. The latest figure amounts to almost £90,000 of fines in total.

China Requires Full Access to Canadian Economy in Free Trade Talks

The expansion of the AIIB followed the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) multilateral free trade agreement which the administration of the US President Donald Trump saw as harmful to US economic interests. After the failure of Washington's effort to discourage its allies,....

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

Updated 36 minutes ago. The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard....

Light rail debate continues to divide

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Southwest Light Rail Transit project would add a third leg to the Twin Cities’ still-young train system, and link the populous and affluent southern and western suburbs to the jobs, education and entertainment of the city center.

Watch Live: Navalny Arrested As Opposition Protests Sweep Russia

The first attempt by Trump and his party to see if they can accomplish anything together was by everyone’s account a dismal failure. Even Paul Ryan owned the enormity of failure. In a day of anti-corruption protests across Russia, thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday....

Suspect arrested after deadly shooting, barricade on Las Vegas Strip bus 20 hours ago

by Nathan O'Neal, Kelsey Thomas, Marvin Clemons and Rebecca Lewis, KSNV. A suspect is taken away after surrendering to SWAT officers after he barricaded himself inside a public bus after a fatal shooting in the vehicle earlier today shutting down the busy tourism corridor near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

30th Annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show underway a day ago

The 30th annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show is underway at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College. This year’s theme is “Diamonds and Pearls”. Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Event manager Pennie Gonzalez joined CBS 6 Saturday morning.

Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner....

U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman aims to move tax bill through committee in spring

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representative Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said he aims to move a tax reform bill through his committee this spring. Brady told Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" that his committee had been working on tax reform in parallel with the failed healthcare reform push.

Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years - Schaeuble

BERLIN Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of "applying Nazi methods" against Turks in Germany, is setting back integration in Germany by years, veteran Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said. Berlin is growing increasingly frustrated about Erdogan repeatedly....

France's Le Pen says people no longer want the EU

LILLE The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, saying it would be replaced by a "Europe of the people." "The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore," Le Pen said to loud applaud.

U.S. Republican Meadows: Tax plan does not have to be revenue neutral

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said on Sunday there is a possibility that his group could support a tax reform plan that is not revenue neutral. "Does it have to be, what they would say, revenue neutral? Or do you have to have an offset like with the border adjustment tax? .

Beijing’s pick chosen as Hong Kong’s leader

HONG KONG — The candidate favored by China’s Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city’s election system in 2014. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s former No.

USA Hockey's replacement player search for women's team hits high school ranks

Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can’t. I said no to USAH & will not play in the 2017WC #BeBoldForChange Natalie Snodgrass (@nataliesnod9) March 24, 2017 Cayla Barnes, captain of the U18 team, also wrote on Twitter that she has turned down an offer.

Personal Finance How to take advantage of post-purchase price drops

How to take advantage of post-purchase price drops. If something goes on sale after you bought it, don’t kick yourself. You won’t necessarily have to eat the cost of your inopportune timing. Here are some options for getting money back. How to take advantage of post-purchase price drops If....

Edmonton police creating intelligence and investigation bureau to focus on quality, not quantity

A new city police intelligence and investigations bureau will focus on the quality of information, not quantity. A comprehensive review of the intelligence model in 2014 revealed the need to "create better efficiencies, such as centralizing resources and creating more efficient methods of managing information," said Staff Sgt.

772 Sports and Leisure Rio Olympic venues already falling into a state of disrepair Just six months on from the 2016 Games, a number of Rio’s major Olympic...

This post has already been read 2098 times! Just six months on from the 2016 Games, a number of Rio’s major Olympic venues have fallen into a state of disrepair. Since the Paralympics closing ceremony, the Maracana Stadium has been looted, the key Games precinct has been shut down and the city’s Olympic golf course is struggling.

Hong Kong's first female leader: a "tilted" bridge to Beijing

"Carrie Lam ... is a nightmare for Hong Kong," said Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the student-led "Umbrella Movement" protests. (Fixes spelling in paragraph five) By Venus Wu. HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Carrie Lam, who won an election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive on....

ANALYSIS-How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal

By Julie Steenhuysen. CHICAGO, March 26 (Reuters) - Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it. The Trump administration has already begun using its regulatory authority to water down less prominent aspects of the 2010 healthcare law.

What was Israel's most popular Google search of the past year?

The worldwide game sensation Pokemon GO was the most popular news search among Israelis online this past year, according to a report released Sunday. The report analyzed Hebrew language searches between March 2016-17 and was presented by Google ahead of the 2017 DIGIT Conference at the....

2 militants killed in Bangladesh raid; death toll now 8

A Bangladeshi soldier walks as they try to flush out Islamist radicals who have holed up in a building with a large cache of ammunition in the city of Sylhet, Bangladesh, Sunday, March 26, 2017. At least six people, including two policemen, have died in explosions in eastern Bangladesh as troops battle suspected militants.

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts.

Geert Wilders was not defeated

A sigh of relief emanated from the offices of leaders across Europe as incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right Liberals declared victory in the Dutch parliamentary elections. Rutte had, in his words, beaten “the wrong kind of populism,” that preached by firebrand populist Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party.

Liberman denies 15 Hamas tunnels extend into Israel

Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money. Iran’s central bank says Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg’s decision to freeze 1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The bank also says it will take steps to curb its....

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet, fail to reach deal on broadcast corporation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon held their first meeting in over a week Sunday but failed to reach an agreement in the crisis over the new public broadcasting corporation that threatens to send the country to early elections.

Turkish minister slams Swiss government over PKK rally

By Omer Ertugrul and Sercan Kucuksahin. YOZGAT, Turkey. The Turkish justice minister on Sunday criticized the Swiss government for allowing the members and sympathizers of the PKK terrorist group to hold a mass meeting targeting Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Cunning 'smishing' text message scam could so easily fool you

People are being warned about a sophisticated scam played out via rogue texts on mobile phones. New technology has unleashed a tidal wave of crimes which target us directly via email or unsolicited text messages. It means we have to be on our guard when opening or responding to messages that may....

Democrats Introduce 'Mar-A-Lago Act' To Make Trump Meetings More Transparent

The bill — awkwardly named the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Open Act and referred to by the acronym MAR-A-LAGO — would require that the Trump administration publish visitor logs from the White House and any other place where the president “regularly conducts official business.

U'khand govt reunites over 200 missing people with families

DEHRADUN: Fourteen years after she went missing from a mental asylum in Assam, Subhadra Patir was found wandering in Uttarahand's Tehri and and lodged in a women's shelter here in 2015. Life came full circle when the 50-year-old was finally reunited with her son this month.

Meat committee in Lucknow goes on indefinite strike against ban on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: In a protest against ban on the illegal slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, the chicken and mutton Mandi Committee has called for an indefinite strike in Lucknow. The committee has also asked the meat traders to shut their restaurants and hotels, while stating that under the guise of closure....
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