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Initial Egypt Election Results Show Landslide Win for Incumbent Sissi


A low voter turnout could raise doubts about the election's credibility, which had prompted Egypt's National Election Authority to threaten those who boycotted the vote with a fine of up to 500 pounds (29 dollars) in a bid to push voters to go to polling stations in the hours before the deadline on Wednesday. Read More »

Narrows Easter Egg Hunt


There will be a pancake breakfast prepared by the Rancho Santa Fe Fire firefighters. The Easter Bunny will be mingling and riding the train with kids. It's for children ages 9 and younger. There will be an adult egg hunt and some of the prizes include free drinks and a $100 grand prize. It'll also offer concessions and games. Read More »

Kim Jong Un to meet South Korean president


He said at his swearing-in ceremony in 2017 "for peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do". "We still have a fair number of issues to resolve on a working-level for preparations over the next month", said Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of North Korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of the country in closing remarks to the South Korean delegation. Read More »

Early Warning - Possible Snow - Easter Monday


However heavy rain and even possible hill snow is likely later on Easter Sunday and into Monday. "Where there are impacts from this they could be significant and we could see snow to low levels for a time". Saturday will turn drier, brighter and colder with a brisk north easterly wind, paving the way for a "widespread frost" on Easter Sunday for much of the country and the potential of lows of -5 in parts of Scotland. Read More »

Malala returns to Pak since Taliban attack, meets PM Abbasi


Days before her surprise visit to Pakistan , Yousafzai tweeted about her home country: "On this day, I cherish fond memories of home, of playing cricket on rooftops and singing the national anthem in school". She was treated for her injuries in the British city of Birmingham, where she completed her schooling. The youngest ever victor of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, she has continued to be a vocal advocate for girls' education while pursuing her studies at the University of Oxford. Read More »

India, China hold talks on trans-border rivers


In an interview to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post , Bambawale said any attempt to change the status quo in Doklam would lead to another stand-off. The agreements come after a meeting between visiting Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan and his Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi on Monday, with both ministers raising issues relating to more trade and addressing trade imbalances. Read More »

Mega Millions Winning Numbers? Uh-uh; Jackpot Jumps to $500M


Since joining the multi-state MEGA MILLIONS game in 2013, Florida has had more than 39.9 million winning tickets totaling more than $587.3 million in prizes. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option. Mega Millions ticket play is being rolled out initially in Texas and New Hampshire, and will soon be available nationwide. Read More »

Rain will continue tonight for some

A more organized low pressure system is still projected to move through Wisconsin Friday night and Saturday . Easter Weekend will remain on the cloudy side. Clouds will finally clear and we'll see sunshine to end the work week with high temperatures reaching the upper 50s. Some of these storms could strong or severe, with my main concerns coming in the form of a low risk of damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado or two. Read More »

Bruce: Chance for rain today

Nights will have a cool edge as temperatures sink to the 50s and 40s. It's the warmest morning we've had all month and that will give us a leg up for the warmest afternoon in over a month. Heavier rain will move in Thursday . Unsettled? Yes. Washouts or big storms? No. There is a 40% chance for showers Wednesday with a high of 70 degrees and a 60% chance for rain on Thursday with a high of 69. Read More »

Human Remains Found in California May Be Linked to Missing Actress


A person who police believe was Shabani's boyfriend shot and killed himself last week after leading police on a vehicle chase in a stolen Toyota, the Los Angeles Times reported. Spotz said he and Shabani had an argument in the Santa Clarita area just outside of Los Angeles and that he let her out on the side of a freeway and hadn't seen her again. Read More »

Trebes supermarket shooting: Gunman's apartment searched after French siege


The assailant, identified by French authorities as 25-year-old Moroccan-born Redouane Lakdim , first killed one person before stealing a vehicle and shooting a group of police officers jogging. Some of the hostages managed to leave the supermarket before the police arrived. Arnaud Beltrame, a gendarme who once served in Iraq, had been raced to hospital fighting for his life after being shot by the gunman during the siege at the Super U store in the southwestern town of Trebes . Read More »

Brazil are better butwill still miss Neymar


It's a step that's passed. Germany boss Joachim Loew says Friday's entertaining 1-1 draw with Spain in Dusseldorf taught him a lot about how his team must improve ahead of their World Cup defence in Russian Federation. SUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million - just by correctly picking the results of six games. It will take a long time for Brazilians to expunge that terrible result from their minds, but the Selecao began the process on Tuesday as Gabriel Jesus' ... Read More »

A Warm Wave for Spring Break — FIRST ALERT WEATHER


We are going to see a warmer look through the afternoon, highs will be in the lower 80's with cloudy skies and breezy winds out of the southeast. By the evening hours on Thursday , the bulk of the rain will be to our east , but we will still have a few showers around. Read More »

Believe Cong was company's client: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower


He offered to provide the committee "documentation" on India, which was welcomed by Farrelly, who said India was a country that did not need any added "tensions". "When you look at the accumulation of evidence", he said, "I think it would be completely unreasonable to come to any other conclusion than this must be coordination, this must be a common objective plan". Read More »

Investigators into Russian mall fire: Exits were blocked


At least 64 people, including nine children, have been killed in a fire at a busy shopping centre in Russian Federation, according to state media. Investigators and witnesses said emergency exits were locked shut and alarm systems were not working at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo . Read More »

Oldest US gunmaker files for bankruptcy


Creditors will also provide a $100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) loan to finance operations throughout bankruptcy. In the court documents, Remington Outdoor Co. New York-based Cerberus acquired Remington in 2007 and saddled it with nearly $1 billion in debt. In 2017, firearm background checks, a good barometer of sales, declined faster than in any year since 1998, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation first began compiling that data. Read More »

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies


Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. Smith was a 3rd grader when her father started a class-action suit in 1951 of the Brown v. Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia said as a child Brown's "courage and bravery inspired us". But they also acknowledged the work that remains in bringing equality to American schools. Read More »

Australia expels two Russian diplomats over poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal


At least 116 alleged agents working under diplomatic cover were ordered out by 22 governments, dwarfing similar measures in even the most notorious Cold War spying disputes, and marking a British diplomatic victory. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney called the nerve-agent attack on Skripal and his daughter a "shocking and abhorrent" use of chemical weapons . Czaputowicz said the Russian ambassador and three other diplomats were now considered "persona non grata", giving them until April 3 to ... Read More »

Afghanistan beat Ireland, qualify for ICC World Cup


Afghanistan let the spinners puppet their middle-order to a stage where they now needed 43 to win off the final six overs. It is a spectacular reversal of fortunes for Afghanistan . "But how there's only two teams going to a competition that's played every 208 weeks and you've got a six-week competition, to just play it so two or three big teams can play nine games on TV so the ICC can cash in with a big cheque, and a lot of teams are leaving here with nothing in their pocket." ... Read More »

Markets calm amid signs of US-China trade war truce


Steven Mnuchin is even considering a trip to Beijing to continue the talks. Stock markets have responded positively to reports that USA and Chinese officials are negotiating in a bid to de-escalate the chances of a full-blown trade war. Read More »

USA set to exempt European Union from Trump tariffs


Spared are smaller European start-ups that struggle to compete with them. This interim tax will be based on revenues "created from certain digital activities which escape the current tax framework entirely", including online advertising, the supply of platforms connecting users and suppliers of services and goods (such as AirBnb and Uber), and the sale of data derived from user-provided information. Read More »

Rahul says Law Minister 'peddling fake news', Prasad hit back

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Tuesday alleged that the Congress has links with Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting company, alleged to have harvested private data of Facebook , while warning the popular social networking site against any attempt to influence India's electoral process. Read More »

Palm Sunday celebrations mark the start of Holy Week


In an eco-friendly gesture, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia's Society Hill commemorated Palm Sunday without palms, instead using dried stalks of locally grown ornamental grass, commonly called Japanese or Chinese Silver grass. Read More »