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  • Rolling Back Michelle Obama's Rules to 'Make School Meals Great Again'

    Rolling Back Michelle Obama's Rules to 'Make School Meals Great Again'

    Fruit and vegetable standards for school meals remained intact May 1 as the Trump administration gave schools flexibility on sodium , whole grains and low-fat milk . The Trump administration is undoing former first lady Michelle Obama's signature school lunch rules and returning those decisions to local public schools.

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  • Senate Blocks Repeal of an Obama-Administration Environmental Regulation

    Senate Blocks Repeal of an Obama-Administration Environmental Regulation

    Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and John McCain (R-Ariz.). Republican leaders were seeking to overturn the Interior Department rule under the Congressional Review Act. Senate action was closely monitored by special interest groups, including the oil and gas industry and environmentalists. While methane vented from oil and gas wells accounts for only a small portion of the nation's greenhouse gas pollution, environmental advocates urged Obama to tackle the emissions, ...

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  • Nuclear Waste Tunnel Collapses in Washington State

    Officials said there were no members of staff present in the tunnel at the time, but it still has raised the issue of worker safety at the site. There had been a shelter-in-place directive for 3,000 workers at the entire Hanford Site , but that was lifted for most of the area hours later.

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  • Flynn faces subpoena for Russia documents

    Flynn faces subpoena for Russia documents

    According to NBC , it marks the first time the committee had used its subpoena power since its 9/11 inquiry. The Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed documents from Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's fired national security adviser, in a sign the bipartisan probe will continue full speed ahead one day after Trump terminated FBI Director James Comey.

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  • White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

    White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

    The White House, meanwhile, has had a "leading law firm" send the senator a certified letter, denying any business connections between Trump and Russian Federation. Spicer said that if one were to flip the scenario, then the media would argue that it was irrational. James Clapper, director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, testified as well.

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  • Man who joined al-Qaida sentenced to time served

    Man who joined al-Qaida sentenced to time served

    Vinas admitted taking part in a rocket attack on US soldiers across the border in Afghanistan, and prosecutors said al-Qaida leaders used his knowledge of New York City to plot an attack on the Long Island Rail Road. Vinas was in the U.S. Army for a few weeks in 2002, two years before he converted to Islam. After agreeing to become a suicide bomber for a splinter jihadist group, he was introduced to al-Qaida operatives, who had him train in explosives and heavy weapons.

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  • Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

    He said the life of minorities in France would have been hard if Le Pen was elected President due to her extreme views on public display of religious symbols. A deserved win, a sigh of relief in most Europe, and farther, proof of maturity of the French electorate. "It is my responsibility to hear these". "I understand the divisions of our country that have led some to vote for extremists", Macron said after the vote.

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  • Day before Class XII results, TN ends rank system in board exams

    Day before Class XII results, TN ends rank system in board exams

    After the announcement, experts and students had raised two major concerns - whether grading system would take its place till Class X and if toppers would continue to receive scholarship benefits. To know the score open the official website of the board and click on the relevant link that says " Tamil Nadu HSC results ". Last year, the Board had received 25000 calls during the exam season.

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  • La justicia de Brasil suspende las actividades del Instituto Lula

    Lula llegó al tribunal en un auto negro, escoltado por la policía. "No quiero ser juzgado por interpretaciones, sino por pruebas", aseveró el exmandatario. Los abogados hablarán con la prensa y Lula podría dirigirse a sus partidarios. Si bien aún se desconocen detalles de la declaración del ex presidente, se estipula que la sentencia se presentará en un plazo de entre 45 y 60 días a partir de hoy.

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  • Russian foreign minister: Trump team are people of action

    Kislyak has been of particular interest in the investigation into Trump associates. Trump was seated in the Oval Office with Henry Kissinger at the time of his comments. "Was he fired? You are kidding!" The White House barred the news media from Trump's meeting with Lavrov. Tillerson, who worked extensively in Russian Federation in his former job as CEO of ExxonMobil, has made improving ties with Russian Federation a priority, launching a working group to address the issue.

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  • Trump attacks United States media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

    Trump attacks United States media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

    Samantha Bee is the reigning Queen of Free Press, and proved it once again this weekend while hosting ( Not The) White House Correspondents' Dinner , where she and a slew of other comedians indulged in President Trump-related roasting. Even though President Trump expressed his regrets for not attending the event, the celebration was light and the room was filled with humor while both journalists and celebrities enjoyed their time .

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  • Odebrecht financió campaña de candidato de Martinelli, afirma publicista

    La denuncia fue hecha en la delación que Santana y su esposa, responsables por las campañas electorales ganadoras del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) en 2006 (con Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) y 2010 y 2014 (con Dilma Rousseff), hicieron ante la justicia en un acuerdo para colaborar a cambio de reducciones en sus futuras condenas.

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  • Embajador venezolano afirma estar "secuestrado" por protestantes — España

    Esta situación fue denunciada por el embajador de Venezuela, Mario Isea y por la ministra de Relaciones Exteriores, Delcy Rodríguez , quienes exigieron al gobierno español el cumplimiento de Convenio de Viena. "Supuestamente notificaron que manifestarían por una hora, hasta las 8:00 de la noche, y acá ya son las 10:00 de la noche, tienen más de dos horas de exceso, pero se siguen acumulando personas, siguen convocando en actitud amenazante, violenta ".

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  • ¿Trump despidió a director del FBI por miedo?

    Durante la entrevista con NBC, Trump aseguró que nunca intentó presionar a Comey para que abandonara la investigación del FBI sobre la posible colusión entre funcionarios de su campaña presidencial y Rusia . "Cuando se calmen las cosas, me lo van a agradecer", dijo Trump vía Twitter . No estaba claro si Trump había llegado a enterarse de la petición de Comey , planteada ante el subsecretario de Justicia, Rod Rosenstein .

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  • Is the "Sturgeon Slump" real or a misreading of results?

    Ms Sturgeon, the SNP leader and First Minister, said: "The SNP has won the election in Scotland and won it loud and clear". Speaking on a visit to ROVOP in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, a company which specialises in providing remotely operated underwater vehicles used by the sector, he added: "The SNP believes in the long-term success of our energy industry and it's essential that we maximise its potential".

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  • Este viernes nombrará Congreso del Estado al nuevo fiscal

    Este viernes nombrará Congreso del Estado al nuevo fiscal

    De acuerdo con el documento, con fecha 10 de mayo, el mandatario propone a Rubén Vasconcelos Méndez, Jorge Antonio Benítez Calva y Raúl Palomares Palomino; el primero de ellos con amplia experiencia en materia de derechos humanos y actualmente funcionario de la PGR a nivel central.

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  • Trump won't rule out military action against N. Korea

    Trump won't rule out military action against N. Korea

    He added: "And if that happens, we can't allow it to happen". Tensions have increased as North Korea pushes to develop its missile and nuclear weapons programmes in defiance of global sanctions and President Donald Trump warns of the potential threat Pyongyang's action pose to other countries.

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  • Alfredo Ramos denuncia su destitución por concejales oficialistas

    Alfredo Ramos denuncia su destitución por concejales oficialistas

    Desde comienzos de abril otros dirigentes opositores como el gobernador de Amazonas Liborio Guarulla; el gobernador de Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski; Ramón Muchacho, alcalde del municipio Chacao y Gerardo Blyde, alcalde del municipio Baruta, han recibido diferentes acusaciones con miras a sus destituciones por parte del gobierno.

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  • Budget 2017: Debt limit to rise to $600 billion

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday echoed the theme of budget fairness. "Every single parliamentarian feels very strongly about the NDIS and we have a shared commitment to make sure it's there with all people with a disability". With the government having used the budget to dump its two per cent levy on the highest income earners, Labor can also argue politicians shouldn't get a tax cut (almost $7000 a year for Turnbull himself) while average workers face flat wages, cuts to penalty ...

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  • Sacaba fotos en la puerta de colegio y le dieron una paliza

    Sacaba fotos en la puerta de colegio y le dieron una paliza

    En ese lugar, un grupo de padres observó el extraño accionar de un sujeto, que hacía varios días veían en la misma situación y descubrieron que no iba a buscar a ninguno de los alumnos. Inmediatamente llegó la policía y se lo llevó detenido . En ese momento, uno de los padres lo atacó a golpes y después la policía lo detuvo y le encontraron un pendrive lleno de imágenes de menores en diferentes escuelas de la zona .

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  • Abogados siguen sin conocer estado de salud de Leopoldo López

    No sé porque razón se quiere dar fe de vida en este momento. "Este es un mensaje para Lilian , les digo que estoy bien ", fue lo dicho por Leopoldo López , quien no aparecía en público desde hace más de dos años. Cabello en su programa planteó: "Al Monstruo de Ramo Verde (nombre de la prisión en la que se halla) no se le ha hecho nada". En febrero de este año, Lilian Tintori visitó la Casa Blanca en Washington , Estados Unidos , a invitación expresa del presidente de la Unión ...

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  • Salta es la cuarta provincia menos desarrollada del país, según la ONU

    Salta es la cuarta provincia menos desarrollada del país, según la ONU

    Según responsables del PNUD en la Argentina , el nuevo índice ha sido elaborado para abarcar las tres dimensiones de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU: el crecimiento económico , la inclusión social y la sostenibilidad ambiental . Luego se coloca un grupo de provincias cuyo índice se encuentra por encima del promedio nacional, compuesto por Chubut, Mendoza, San Luis y Neuquén. En la dimensión del crecimiento económico se valoran las variables de ingreso per cápita y capital humano.

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  • International Monetary Fund revises downwards Ukraine's gross external debt growth forecast in 2017

    International Monetary Fund revises downwards Ukraine's gross external debt growth forecast in 2017

    Europe's development bank predicted Wednesday a pick-up in economic growth this year in most of the regions where it operates as rebounding oil prices boost Russian Federation and other commodity exporters. "These projections are subject to major risks related to geopolitical tensions in and around the region", the EBRD cautioned. As for Georgia, the report said, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed slightly to 2.7 percent in 2016 compared to 2.9 percent in 2015, due partly to ...

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