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Hearing set for Backpage.com founder in case over sex ads

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Over time, many banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions refused to do business with Backpage due to the illegal nature of its business. In the Arizona plea, Ferrer acknowledged knowing that a great majority of Backpage.com's ads were for sex services. His cooperation in the ongoing investigation into Backpage could lead to other criminal charges against individuals associated with the company, according to the attorney general. Read More »

SUV that fell into river belonged to missing family, officials determine

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The remains of a girl believed to be among them was found washed up on the banks of an adjacent creek days later, but California Highway Patrol Sergeant Robert Powers said she had not yet been positively identified. Police say Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, which is over the legal limit, when killing her family. But he declined to say precisely how high it was. Read More »

Scalise Says He Won't Run Against McCarthy For House Speaker

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The GOP members elected in November will choose the next speaker if the party retains a majority. If McCarthy were to opt out, or if his bid falls short for any reason, Scalise is the likeliest next man up. Scalise said it's not "time to talk about what titles people want", while McCarthy said, "There is no leadership election". In 2014, Scalise was discovered to have addressed a white-supremacist group in 2002 founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Read More »

New Zealand bans new offshore oil, gas explorations

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Her government, elected a year ago, has ambitious goals of generating all power in New Zealand from renewable sources by 2035 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones also said the move did not affect any jobs that were already there. "Last week's announcement of the Taranaki Action Plan was a first step in that process". Read More »

President Aliyev receives chairman of CIS Executive Committee

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Aliyev's foreign policy aide, Novruz Mamedov, said on Facebook: "Circulation of a report that has been prepared in advance.is a disrespect to voters, people, their will and choice". After constitutional changes in 2016, the presidential term is now seven years (formerly five) and the president has the power to call for snap elections provided they be held not less than 60 days from the day of the order. Read More »

Increasing number of distracted drivers on the road

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During the last campaign from April 8, 2017 to April 13, 2017, State Police issued more than 2,000 tickets for distracted driving. Since the effort began in 2011, police said they have noticed that the number of summonses for cellphone use has declined each year as hands-free technology becomes more prevalent. Read More »

Trillion-dollar deficits come roaring back under Trump

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The Congressional Budget Office says tax and spending bills will push the deficit to $804 billion this year and almost $1 trillion for 2019. Between the lines: Republicans have spent almost a decade campaigning on fiscal restraint. It also raised its deficit forecast for the current year by $242 billion, to $804 billion. The total over the 10-year span beginning in 2017 was projected to be $9.4 trillion. Read More »

Loud blasts heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts missile

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The war in Yemen , the region's poorest country, started in 2014 after Houthi rebels seized control of the capital and began pushing south towards the country's third-biggest city Aden. The missile is thought to have been fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen, who a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing since March 2015, when it intervened in support of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in an effort to prevent Houthis from maintaining the capital of Sanaa. Read More »

Police nab youth for sexually assaulting girl

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The younger sister is 13 years old, he said. But according to a police affidavit seen by KSAT12, Harper proceeded to force his way into her bathroom as she began to wash, before grabbing her neck and sexually assaulting her. The victim told a friend she had been assaulted by Cottrell during the school district's spring break, the week of March 26. As he was being arrested, Stevens tried to pull away from the responding officer, causing back-up officers to assist in the arrest, the police ... Read More »

Nicki Minaj Courtside at Lakers For Andre Ingram's Insane Debut

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Earlier this season the Los Angeles Lakers helped make a dream come true with Travis Wear . In addition to the hot shooting, Ingram also pulled down three rebounds, handed out one assist and added one steal and three blocks as well. The 32-year-old is the all-time leader in the G-League in 3-pointers made, and is second in that league in games played. Lakers: Ball missed his seventh straight game with a bruised left knee, while Ingram has played just two games since March 1 due to a ... Read More »

Three youths killed, several injured in clashes in south Kashmir

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Two militants were believed to be trapped inside the house. Another army man and a CRPF trooper suffered injuries and were evacuated to 92 Base Army Hospital in Srinagar , reports said. Four injured civilians have been referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. The encounter is underway between terrorists and security forces in Khudwani area of Kulgam District in South Kashmir. Read More »

6 killed in small airplane crash on Scottsdale golf course

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King got about 100 yards and began recording video of the fiery crash. TPC Scottsdale is a 36-hole course located 20 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix, and hosts the PGA's Phoenix Open each February. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash. Police say multiple people onboard died, but the exact number was not immediately released. Read More »

Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

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The State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Advance Precision Kill Weapon Systems to Qatar, including 5,000 high explosive warheads. . Trump said the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others that were previously funding terrorism had stopped such activities. Read More »

Trump sees China trade deal

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China has denied American accusations of unfair trade practices and vowed to retaliate if the USA follows through on plans to put tariffs on Chinese goods, claims that have roiled global markets over fears that prices will rise and demand will slow worldwide. Read More »

Bahrain GP: Vettel holds off Bottas to win, disaster for Red Bull

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The German raced to the victory by a mere 0.699s ahead of Valtteri Bottas and for the final 10 laps, it looked as if it was the Mercedes driver who would take it. At the previous race in Australia, Ferrari's rivals Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport demonstrated a clear pace advantage, but on the smoother Bahrain International Circuit, Vettel suggests that Ferrari now fully understands their vehicle. Read More »

Phil Mickelson hits driver off the deck to six feet, makes eagle

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Patrick Reed used a pair of back-nine eagles to fight off a spirited charge from Rory McIlroy yesterday and open up a three-shot cushion going into the final round of the US Masters where he will try to capture his first major title. "I hit one good shot this whole week - it was the 7-iron on 17 - which went exactly as I wanted it to". "It's never easy knowing what you're missing out on with that back nine here Sunday at The Masters and not having a chance", the left-hander said. Read More »

Missiles hit Syrian air base in Homs province

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Thomas Bossert, Trump's homeland security adviser, said the president's national security team had been in talks with Trump late Saturday and early Sunday about how to respond to the alleged chemical attack in Douma. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Trump by telephone and the two agreed that they would work together to establish clear responsibility for what Macron's office said they had agreed was a confirmed chemical attack. Read More »

Trump doubles down on 'Mexican rapists' comments two years later

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These are the types of investments - not a further militarized border - that will lead to more sustainable solutions for the USA, migrants, and their home countries. Houston is a city full of diversity, built on the backs of immigrants who've come from all over the world. Migrants are seeking political asylum, which the US is obligated to provide under Title 8 Section 1225 of the US Federal Code and under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 ... Read More »

Zidane explains Cristiano Ronaldo's derby withdrawal

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Then in the second, we got the goal, but they made it hard for us for 10 minutes after the goal and they levelled things up. "It was just to rest", Zidane said , explaining Ronaldo's withdrawal ahead of next week's Champions League quarter-final meeting with Juventus . Read More »

Germany praises bail decision for ex-Catalan leader

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Puigdemont was detained by police in northern Germany on March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Puigdemont can still be extradited on the less serious charge of misuse of funds to hold Catalonia's banned independence referendum a year ago. Read More »