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Nearly 250 missing in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Nearly 250 missing in Mediterranean shipwrecks If confirmed, the incidents would raise 2017's death toll for migrant crossings to 1,309 - a number slightly below the 1,380 deaths recorded during the same period past year. As IOM points out, more than 41,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since the beginning of this year, more than 5,000 in Greece and nearly 2,500 in Spain. [Full Article...]

Toyota see profit drop on stronger yen despites rising sales

Toyota see profit drop on stronger yen despites rising sales While citing the impact of currency markets on Toyota's profits, Toyoda promised that the results would prompt the firm to "take a critical look at our true selves and strive to improve our competitiveness". In Asia, vehicle sales totalled 1,587,822 units, an increase of 242,986 units. Demand dropped in Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East, it said. [Full Article...]

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89 If Milwaukee could play even half as well as they did in Game 3 in every playoff game they would be in contention with the Cavaliers for the top of the East. A 9-of-18 showing from the foul line in the fourth quarter hurt, too. We lost two more teams on Thursday night to the National Basketball Association playoffs. [Full Article...]

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

A brief statement on the ministry's website said the test took place recently in the Bohai Gulf and "achieved the intended result". The alliance between the US and South Korea is expected to stay, but it is time for the new president in Seoul to rethink about how to deal with the THAAD anti-missile system, said Victor Gao from the China National Association of International Studies. [Full Article...]

Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2

As Vesey went sprawling to the ground to deflect a loose puck just past the red line, Anderson stuck out his glove and nabbed the puck. And now the Rangers are just two wins away from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth time in five years. [Full Article...]

Nuke emergency at Hanford

Hundreds of workers were told to go into a "take cover" position after the tunnel in a plutonium uranium extraction (PUREX) plant collapsed. The collapse of the underground tunnel containing radioactive waste that forced workers to shelter in place is the latest incident to raise safety concerns at the sprawling site that made plutonium for nuclear bombs for decades after World War II. [Full Article...]

India could miss out on benefits if it skips OBOR summit

India could miss out on benefits if it skips OBOR summit Montages of the pyramids of Egypt, the onion domes you might see in Russian Federation, and other global landmarks fly by her fellow performers, who sing about the breaking of barriers and the making of history over a simple yet well-produced three-chord accompaniment. [Full Article...]

Emma Watson praises genderless MTV Awards after 'Beauty' win

Emma Watson praises genderless MTV Awards after 'Beauty' win This year, they did away with the typical gender-separated categories and created the first ever gender-neutral award. "And I shouldn't get emotional again because I, like, broke down in my speech!" she said. This represents more than a kiss", Sanders added. The policy was put into practice at the top of the show by presenter Asia Kate Dillion, who proudly noted she has been able to break down... [Full Article...]

Pilot program, Target Restock, starts this summer

Pilot program, Target Restock, starts this summer Starting this summer, Target says it will let customers order common household products like coffee and detergent, then deliver the items to their doorstep the next day . Target Restock is a service that will be available to members of the company's REDcard program. The notice on the Target website does not spell out what the "low, flat fee" will be, but sources have reported that it will be ... [Full Article...]

Amazon set to announce touchscreen version of Echo speaker today

The Echo Show is equipped with all the same features as Amazon's Echo device, enabling users to talk to Alexa and use all of the virtual assistant's skills. Users can also set their device to automatically allow trusted contacts to " drop in", which automatically launches the video feed of the caller on the receiving device as a kind of preview - similar to the "knock knock" feature that Go... [Full Article...]

Teen 'owns up to' tossing 68-year-old woman in Florida pool

Teen 'owns up to' tossing 68-year-old woman in Florida pool Several neighbors had called police to complain about the music, but sheriff's deputies were slow to arrive. James is on the board for the apartment complex where the party was taking place. Then, he drops her into the water. "Black and blue, but you know what?" "We're just asking them - just lower the volume", James said. "The kid just has not evolved yet into what you're supposed to be as a ... [Full Article...]

Nasdaq sets another record; energy stocks hold back S&P 500

Nasdaq sets another record; energy stocks hold back S&P 500 Utilities, which are normally viewed as a defensive play, fell 0.9%. With March-quarter reporting season almost complete, S&P 500 earnings on average have grown 14.4 percent, and earnings for the June quarter are expected on average to increase 8.6 percent, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. [Full Article...]

S&P, Nasdaq hit record highs as volatility drops (ENDP)

S&P, Nasdaq hit record highs as volatility drops (ENDP) The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session at 21012.28, up 5.34 or +0.03% and the tech-based NASDAQ Composite settled at 6100.60, down 0.16 or 0.00%. Last week's jobs report gave reassurance that the USA economy is improving despite its weak showing at the start of the year, and companies have been turning in stronger profit reports. [Full Article...]

Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right'

Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right' But a spokesperson for Corbyn now says he will not take part without the Prime Minister, according to The Telegraph . And it is thought to have been the longest on record, lasting for about 58 minutes, as Commons Speaker John Bercow allowed MPs stepping down at the election to ask questions. [Full Article...]

SignalPoint Asset Management LLC Has $1451000 Stake in Tyson Foods, Inc

Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Tyson Foods by 242.7% in the third quarter. During the same period past year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Tyson Foods by 13.5% in the fourth quarter. [Full Article...]

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

Ours is a state that's more purple than red, yet neither of our senators is on lists of Republicans who might say no to Obamacare repeal. House Speaker Paul Ryan, speaking on ABC's "This Week", said people with pre-existing conditions should have "peace of mind" with the GOP plan. [Full Article...]

Leaders press for votes on last day before British Columbia election

In the afternoon, Weaver is scheduled to campaign in other Victoria-area ridings, such as Swan Lake and Beacon Hill, and will remain in the provincial capital for the Greens' election party. He hopes his message that B.C. At an election stop in Surrey, the NDP bus was hung up on a bump, leaving some of its wheels briefly spinning in the air. [Full Article...]

'I blew it': Warren Buffett laments missing out on Google

Buffett says he always urges Berkshire Hathaway employees to protect the company's reputation above all and avoid questionable behavior. Buffett said he reiterates to managers near and far that reputation is crucial via regular missives. [Full Article...]

What to know as Texas nears passing 'sanctuary city' law

What to know as Texas nears passing 'sanctuary city' law Now, the controversial Senate Bill Four, nicknamed the "show me your papers" law, heads to the governor's office for approval. Texas Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, answers questions as the Texas House debates an anti-sanctuary-cities bill that seeks to jail sheriffs and other officials who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law, in Austin , April 26, 2017. [Full Article...]

Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets The majority leader also thanked Trump and his team for "their efforts in working with the Republican Congress to address many important needs for our country in this bill". Upton's conversion was especially significant because he's a respected, centrist voice on health issues and former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. [Full Article...]


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