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Cuts are coming. Can Pelosi and McConnell make a deal?

At stake are tens of billions of dollars for military and domestic programs, money that brings together a broad spectrum of lawmakers, including pragmatists hoping to see the Capitol function. There is plenty of time to reach agreement, but failure could usher in spending cuts of $125 billion next year, a 10 percent drop from current levels.
 

Local health events: April 30 through May 7

• Low Intensity Functional Training (LIFT) class – 9 to 9:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. Route 6, Morris. Taught by Morris Hospital wellness staff. For people undergoing – or who have completed – cancer treatment. To register, call 815-705-7370.

Sentencing in terrorism case to focus on man’s mental state

Prosecutors are asking for a 40-year prison term for Daoud, while defense attorneys want him released as soon as a mental health treatment program can be developed for him. They noted in a Friday filing that the 25-year-old has spent nearly seven years in jail – ȁ#x201c;one-quarter of his life.

Joliet Park District announces more cuts

The Joliet Park District on Monday announced more budget measures, including future staff cuts, as it tries to recover more than $500,000 in the aftermath of a tax referendum defeat. Park District Executive Director Tom Carstens said some decisions will still need to be finalized, including how many....

Advocates give report on local homelessness

Homelessness is down locally, according to a community snapshot of the issue provided Monday. The Will County Continuum of Care, part of a network of federally authorized organizations created to find solutions to homelessness, presented numbers and profiles of who is homeless in Will, Grundy and Kendall counties at a semi-annual meeting.

Minimum Wage: Oyo APC tackles Governor-Elect, radio station

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan. The Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday said that the outgoing government in the state has the right to open discussion with the labour unions in the state, stressing that the leadership of the union initiated the discussion with the Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration.

INEC seeks decisive action against electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday called for decisive actions against electoral offenders in the country. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Stakeholders’ Forum on Future of Elections in Nigeria, organised by....

Amosun inaugurates 26-member Transition Committee 5 hours ago

The Ogun Government on Monday constituted a 26- member transition committee ahead of the inauguration of a new government in the state on May 29. The committee, comprising 15 members from the team of the governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, and 11 members from the incumbent government, was inaugurated at the Governor’s Office, Abeokuta.

RED ALERT Sri Lanka warns another terror attack IMMINENT by jihadis dressed as soldiers

SRI LANKA has warned that another terror attack is IMMINENT - this time by jihadis dressed as soldiers. The militants were reportedly targeting five locations for further attacks to be carried out yesterday or today, according to security sources. Security continues to be ramped up in the wake of....

Federal Conservatives undecided on Paris Agreement climate-change targets

“The Liberals’ carbon tax will not meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement,” wrote Brock Harrison, Scheer’s director of communications, in response to the Star’s questions. “Conservatives believe that climate change is a global problem requiring a global solution, as laid out in the Paris accord.

NRA’s LaPierre fends off backlash, wins re-election as CEO

INDIANAPOLIS The National Rifle Association, facing internal turmoil over its financial management, increasingly partisan tone, and legal threats from government regulators, beat back efforts to overhaul its operations. Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the gun lobbying group for decades, fended....

Diners more likely to leave bad restaurant reviews on rainy days: Study

That harsh restaurant review left on Yelp? Might be because it rained that day. That's according to the results of a new study, which found a correlation between poor customer reviews and bad weather. Recently published online in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, the study found that....

The Rice And Rights Riot: Social Struggle An...

40 years ago Monrovia erupted. The masses of ordinary Liberians, students, workerspeople considered by the power elite as slavestook to the streets to have their names etched in the global history of struggle and resistance. The sheer heroism, the revolutionary vigilance and the daring courage of....

Extradition of Manchester bomber's brother 'u...

The extradition to Britain of the brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi is in the hands of Libya's courts, the North African country's interior minister said on Sunday. Britain is seeking the extradition from Libya of Hashem Abedi who was taken into custody after the May 2017 bombing that killed....

A Murder In The Colonial Gold Coast: True His...

Murder of Nana Akyea Mensah, Odikro of Akyem Apedwa at Okyemanhene's palace - 28th February, 1944. 1. Nana Akyea Mensah, the Odikro of Apedwa was attacked and gruesomely murdered at the Okyemanhene's palace at Kyebi on 28th February 1944. 2. Dr. J.B. Danquah gave full support to the eight murderers....

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth. The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as....

Osafo Maafo Collapsing Cashew Industry—Dep Minority Whip

The Deputy Minority Whip in Parliament Hon Ibrahim Ahmed has accused the Senior Minister Mr Osafo Marfo of collapsing the cashew businesses in Ghana. Briefing the media in Parliament, the Member of Parliament for Banda lambasted the Senior Minister for his disincentive comments last year.

MIL-Evening Report: Labor’s childcare plan: parents, children, and educators stand to benefit, but questions remain

on Sunday confirms that early childhood is a key policy issue this election. This is on top of Labor’s previous announcement of 15 hours of funded preschool for every Australian three-year-old. The latest announcement will no doubt be welcomed by families balancing the costs of childcare against the benefits of participation in paid work .

MIL-Evening Report: Issues that swung elections: Petrol shortages and the dawn of the Menzies era

– By David Lee, Associate Professor of History , UNSW. With taxes and health care emerging as key issues in the upcoming federal election, we’re running a series this week looking at the main issues that swung elections in the past, from agricultural workers’ wages to the Vietnam War.

National 'Not for human consumption': The danger of nutritional supplements Darcy Spears 3:58 PM, Apr 28, 2019

predicts nutritional supplements will be a $60 billion industry within the next three years. But are nutrition stores prioritizing profit over public health and safety? It's no secret that lots of people are looking for the magic pill that will transform their physique. "Especially in Vegas," said a personal trainer in Nevada.

Adopt standard global practice to fight bad loans

Backtracking on standard global practice of dealing with bad loans without doing any research is likely to put more stress on financial sector, warned a noted economist on Sunday. “By redefining default loans and making loan rescheduling flexible, we’ve stepped back in terms of standard global....

Road safety committee submits its report to PM

29 April, 2019 12:00 AM Chairman of a committee for road safety and former shipping minister Shajahan Khan hands over a report on how to prevent road accidents and bring discipline on roads and highways to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in the city on Sunday.

Franciscan, Marquette leaders praise departing bishop

“I, along with all members of Franciscan Alliance’s healthcare ministry, met the announcement of Bishop Donald Hying’s transfer to the Madison Wisconsin Diocese with mixed emotions,” said Sister Jean Marie Klein, chairman of the board of Franciscan Health.

House-to-house battles as Libyan forces push back against Haftar

Members of the Libyan internationally recognised government forces fire during a fight with Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli [Ismail Zitouny/ Reuters] Forces backing Libya 's internationally recognised government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to renegade military commander....

Apple has been battered by bad headlines, but the stock keeps going up

When Apple reports second-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the bell, sales will be down from the same time last year. That's according to Apple's own guidance. Apple has been pummeled in the headlines all year. On January 2, Apple said that its critical holiday quarter revenue would be $7 billion....

How the far right finally gained a foothold in Spain

Spanish exceptionalism – the country’s supposed immunity to the far-right parties that have seeped into mainstream European politics – has finally succumbed to the wounds it received last December. Four months after picking up 12 seats in the Andalucían regional election , the upstart Vox party led....

Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

SEATTLE — A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Sarah Wong, who intended to major in nursing, was in a car when the crane fell from a building under....

Abdullah bin Zayed launches six research centres at Zayed University

ABU DHABI, 28th April, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Educational and Human Resources Council, has launched six new research centres at Zayed University.

Sri Lanka raids headquarters of hardline Islamist group suspected in church bombings

By Alasdair Pal and A. Ananthalakshmi. COLOMBO/KATTANKUDY (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was canceled due to fears of further attacks.

Premier Muslim body asks Muslims to cooperate fully with security forces

April 26, 2019, 7:11 am By Ifham Nizam There were no official intelligence reports or warnings of possible threats to certain Mosques from terrorists countrywide, especially targeting Friday’s (today) Jumma prayers, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulma (ACJU) said, yesterday, adding that, however, several....

Vavuniya Moulavis call for protection

April 26, 2019, 12:00 pm By Dinasena Ratugamage The Moulavis Association of Vavuniya has handed over a memorandum to the Government Agent in the district Mohamed Haniffa urging the government to guarantee their security. The association has said that due to the destructive action by a few....
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