Archive for April 1st, 2018

Bernie Sanders: Israel overreacted during Gaza protests


Washington Senator Bernie Sanders said he doesn t accept the official acknowledgment from Israeli authorities, who say that baleful clashes in Gaza this accomplished anniversary were violent alarm demonstrations, and that Hamas fighters were anchored aural a army of protestors. From what my compassionate is, you accept tens and tens of bags of bodies who are affianced in a irenic protest. I accept now 15 or 20 people, Palestinians, accept been dead and many, abounding others accept been wounded. So I anticipate it s a difficult situation, but my appraisal is that Israel overreacted on that, the Vermont Independent told s State of the Union on Sunday.The clashes on Friday resulted in at atomic 17 Palestinians actuality dead and added than 1,400 afflicted in confrontations with Israeli aegis forces. Sanders responded to the news, tweeting that the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli armament in Gaza is tragic. It is the appropriate of all bodies to beef for a bigger approaching after a agitated response. He added: Meanwhile, the bearings in Gaza charcoal a altruistic disaster. The US charge comedy a added absolute role in catastrophe the Gaza barricade and allowance Palestinians and Israelis body a approaching that works for all. In his comments Sunday on , Sanders emphasized the charge for added captivation in the arena on the allotment of the US. The basal band actuality is that the United States of America has got to be complex in ambidextrous with the abhorrent tragedy in Gaza, he said, adding, that Gaza is a adversity appropriate now.

Rebel Syrian fighters evacuated from besieged Douma state TV says


Members of the armed insubordinate accumulation Failaq Al-Rahman were abandoned from the besieged burghal of Douma against Idlib, Syrian state-run TV appear Sunday.The fighters were abandoned afterwards the Civilian Committee of Douma accomplished a fractional accord with the Russian and Syrian governments, by which the blood-soaked in Douma, the aftermost rebel-held ascendancy in Eastern Ghouta, would be evacuated, activist Bilal Abu Salah said.The accord is for altruistic cases, Salah said, but no one wants to leave. The association of Douma debris to be arbitrarily abandoned from their homes and aforementioned applies to Jaish al-Islam, Salah said, apropos to addition insubordinate group. We will break and abide in Douma. Failaq Al-Rahman has a bound attendance in the area, as against to Jaish al-Islam, which is believed to be added ascendant in Douma.Failaq Al-Rahman s fighters were abandoned from added genitalia of Eastern Ghouta aftermost anniversary beneath a accord with the Syrian administration and the Russian military.The Syrian administration alone flyers over Douma on Sunday, Salah said.It abhorrent the abandon that has racked the nation on external and strangers interference and alleged for all parties to accompany calm to clean the country. Start abutting the bounded reconciliation, which is the affirmation to abiding to the accustomed activity and aegis as it was before, which was abounding of adulation and cooperation, and to assignment appear the absorption of the country, said the advertisement provided by Salah. It was active by the accepted command of the Syrian Armed Forces.

Villanova cruises Michigan rallies to advance to national championship


Records were set. There was a improvement and a blowout. And there will be no Hollywood catastrophe for Loyola-Chicago.No. 3 Michigan has avant-garde to the civic championship bold with a 69-57 win over the 11th-seeded Ramblers, catastrophe their bewitched run at the NCAA men s Final Four in San Antonio on Saturday.Michigan (33-7) will face No. 1 berry Villanova, who smoked No. 1 Kansas 95-79, in Monday s civic championship.Villanova, who won it all in 2016 on a buzzer-beating three, aims for its additional appellation in three years, while Michigan seeks its aboriginal championship aback 1989.Villanova s three-point barageWhile Loyola and Michigan weren t best by best to get to the Final Four, it was added broadly advancing that No. 1 seeds Villanova and Kansas would.What wasn t accepted was how askew of a civic semifinal bold this would be, with the Wildcats antagonism to a 22-4 advance aural the aboriginal seven minutes.The body of Villanova s advance was a celebrated three-point barage. Of the 65 shots the Wildcats attempted, 40 of them were from deep.Heading into Saturday night, the men s Final Four almanac for best three-pointers in a bold was 13 (UNLV vs. Indiana in 1987, the aboriginal year of the three-point shot). Villanova angry that almanac in the aboriginal bisected and accomplished with 18.Villanova (35-4) additionally set an NCAA almanac for best threes in a season. That was aloof one of those nights, man, Villanova arch drillmaster Jay Wright said. We fabricated every attempt to alpha the game, and aback you do that, you get up 22-4… it s boxy to appear aback on. … I feel bad for Kansas. They re a abundant team. We aloof fabricated every shot. That happens sometimes. All bristles Wildcats starters denticulate in bifold digits, with inferior Eric Paschall arch the way with 24 points, abutting on four of bristles from three-point range.Kansas (31-8) was in its 15th Final Four and aftermost won the civic championship in 2008, the aftermost time the Final Four was in San Antonio. Wagner joins Bird, OlajuwonMoritz Wagner, a inferior from Berlin, led the Wolverines with 24 credibility and 15 rebounds. He is the third amateur in the aftermost 40 seasons to account at atomic 20 credibility and accept 15 or added rebounds in a civic semifinal bold aback Larry Bird in 1979 and Akeem Olajuwon (now accepted as Hakeem Olajuwon) in 1983. I candidly aloof approved to do my job, Wagner said, who helped Michigan affected a 10-point deficit. The shots were falling the additional half. It s a lot added fun aback the brawl goes to the net. Junior Charles Matthews, who is from Chicago, added 17 credibility for Michigan. Freshman Cameron Krutwig led Loyola with 17 points, while redshirt inferior Clayton Custer had 15.Michigan, in the civic championship bold for the aboriginal time aback 2013, acceptable won t be advantaged branch into Monday night, but the Wolverines do accept momentum. Michigan, who airtight Loyola s 14-game acceptable streak, has now won 14 straight. That s currently the longest alive band in Division I.It s the 26th time a aggregation from the Big Ten Appointment has accomplished the civic championship bold — the best by any conference.Loyola coach: I couldn t be added appreciative and saddened Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who is Loyola s aggregation chaplain, has gotten best of the media attention, but the adventure about the men s basketball aggregation itself is aces of attention, too.Loyola (32-6) had aimed to accomplish history by acceptable the everyman berry to win an NCAA men s basketball championship. Instead it will accept to achieve with actuality the everyman berry to ability the Final Four, attached the Ramblers with LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and Virginia Commonwealth (2011). No 11 berry has anytime avant-garde accomplished the Final Four. When I absolved off the floor, I was asked what I said to them, Ramblers arch drillmaster Porter Moser said. And what I said to them was: The added you advance in something, the harder it is to accord up. And they didn t appetite to end it. And they accept so abundant to be appreciative of. They afflicted the acumen of a program. They afflicted the acumen of aback you say Loyola-Chicago, for men s basketball, they afflicted that, the acumen of it. … I couldn t be added appreciative and afflicted that this is over with these kids. The everyman berry to win the NCAA men s basketball championship is No. 8 Villanova in 1985.The Ramblers won the civic championship in 1963, their alone added actualization in the Final Four.

Pulse shooting victims families say social media was partly at fault; a judge disagrees


A Michigan adjudicator on Friday absolved a accusation by added than a dozen families of the Pulse bistro cutting victims adjoin amusing media companies.The lawsuit, filed in December 2016, accused Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (owned by Google) of alive that ISIS recruited associates online and accomplishing annihilation to stop it. Because the Pulse gunman, Omar Mateen, was able to appearance agitator advertising on these amusing sites, the accusation said they were civilly liable. The complaint accepted a balloon by jury. Without … Twitter, Facebook, and Google (YouTube), the atomic advance of (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) over the aftermost few years into the best feared agitator accumulation in the apple would not accept been possible, the complaint reads. has accomplished out to Facebook, Twitter and Google, but has not accustomed a response. The adjudicator said there was no affirmation that annihilation Mateen beheld online anon led to the June 2016 advance at Pulse bistro in Orlando. The advocate for the families, Keith Altman, said his audience will appeal. We are not afraid that the law is active in the agreement of captivation amusing media companies accountable. We will actually appeal, Altman said. We feel the adjudicator didn t see the case in the appropriate way and will abide to fight. We accept aloof as abundant boldness as we did before. The adjournment of the accusation came the aforementioned day a board acquitted Mateen s wife, Noor Salman. The Pulse victims families did not accept animadversion on Salman s acquittal, Altman said. s Jamiel Lynch and Rashard Rose contributed to this report.

Fired VA secretary David Shulkin declines to fully endorse Trump s pick to replace him


Washington Recently accursed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin beneath on s State of the Union Sunday to action a abounding endorsement of Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump s aces to alter him.Instead, Shulkin accepted Jackson s values. The Senate has to accomplish up their own mind, Shulkin said. And it s important to chase the process, which is to do a able vetting, and I don t anticipate there should be shortcuts in that. But I do accept that the President needs somebody that he has aplomb in to get this job done and somebody that he s got a acceptable affinity with. Jackson, the White House physician, is adverse criticism over his affliction in managing an academy as ample as the VA, which has almost 370,000 employees.Pressed by s Jake Tapper on whether he would endorse Jackson, Shulkin afresh fatigued the adversity of the assignment at duke for an admission VA secretary. I accept in Dr. Jackson s values, Shulkin said. I anticipate that s important. I apperceive that he cares a lot about veterans, and I accept that he will assignment able-bodied with the President. But this is a big job that has to be anticipation about carefully. Trump appear on Wednesday that he was replacing Shulkin with Jackson as his new abiding best to run the massive department.In an op-ed appear after in the New York Times, Shulkin accursed the toxic, chaotic, aweless and subversive atmosphere in Washington, which he said fabricated it difficult to do his job.

Trump: NO MORE DACA DEAL


Washington President Donald Trump afresh alleged for an end to the delay and said there will be no accord with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, additionally accepted as DACA. Border Patrol Agents are not accustomed to appropriately do their job at the Bound because of antic advanced (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting added dangerous. Caravans coming. Republicans charge go to Nuclear Advantage to canyon boxy laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL, Trump tweeted Sunday morning. In two added tweets Sunday morning, Trump threatened to annihilate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he alleged Mexico s cash cow, if the country doesn t abate the breeze of immigrants advancing beyond the southern US border. Trump additionally tweeted that big flows of bodies are all aggravating to booty advantage of DACA. They appetite in on the act! This isn t the aboriginal time Trump has alleged for a change to Assembly rules by invoking the nuclear option, which would admittance a simple majority to move advanced on a measure. Last May, he alleged for Congress to move to a simple majority to canyon bloom affliction and tax ameliorate bills. Assembly Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has absolutely declared he is adjoin alteration assembly rules to admit a nuclear advantage for the aldermanic filibuster.Current Assembly rules authorization that 60 senators — three-fifths of the 100-member Assembly — charge accede in adjustment to end agitation and move advanced to a vote on a admeasurement or allotment of legislation — a action accepted as invoking cloture. s Tal Kopan and Miranda Green contributed to this report.

White House s new intern class criticized for lack of diversity


The White House is actuality taken to assignment on amusing media for its predominantly white chic of bounce 2018 interns.In the photo appear Friday, President Donald Trump poses with the 91-member class. Amusing media users were quick to point out the abridgement of assortment amid its intern staff. The White House intern photo is like a Where s Waldo for a non-white being — in a country that is about 40% non-white, Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas said. Notice annihilation amiss with this picture? These are the White House interns. Emphasis on white, wrote SiriusXM host Joe Madison on Twitter.Some critics are comparing this year s chic of interns with President Barack Obama s from 2015. That accumulation was acutely added diverse.The White House did not acknowledge to s appeal for animadversion nor for the bulk of bodies of blush who activated for its intern program.

China s Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth


China s Tiangong-1 amplitude lab re-entered the Earth s atmosphere about 8.15 a.m. Monday (8:15 p.m. ET Sunday) in a ablaze fall, China s Manned Amplitude Bureau said.Tiangong-1 plummeted into the average of the South Pacific, the amplitude bureau said. Most genitalia were austere up in the re-entry process, the bureau said. The out-of-control 40-foot continued Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace, is one of China s accomplished contour amplitude projects. The unmanned amplitude lab was launched in September 2011 as a ancestor for China s ultimate amplitude goal: a abiding amplitude base that is accepted to barrage about 2022.But the Chinese government told the United Nations in May 2017 that its amplitude lab had ceased functioning in March 2016, after adage absolutely why.The adventure was awkward for China s amplitude affairs but it hasn t delayed its progress. In September 2016, China launched its additional amplitude lab, Tiangong-2. While it is not aberrant for bits such as satellites or spent rocket stages to abatement to Earth, ample argosy able of acknowledging animal activity are rarer.NASA s aboriginal amplitude station, Skylab, fell to Earth in an out-of-control re-entry in 1979, afire up harmlessly in the process.The aftermost amplitude beginning to bead was Russia s 135-ton Mir base in 2001, which fabricated a controlled landing with best genitalia breaking up in the atmosphere. s Sol Han appear from Hong Kong and Serenitie Wang appear from Beijing. Darran Simon wrote from Atlanta. Katie Hunt contributed to this report.

James Corden takes on the #WhoBitBeyonce mystery with Helen Hunt


James Corden is on a mission to advice break Hollywood s best acute mystery: Who bit Beyoncé?Corden enlisted the advice of extra Helen Hunt to able the case in a amusing articulation on Thursday s The Late Late Show with James Corden. In a apology account of CBS Evening News, Corden and Hunt played anchors who tossed to Ben Schwartz and Chris O Dowd, both of whom were on accouter to accommodate alive shots and assay on who bit the admired Beyoncé. The account was abounding with puns from Beyoncé songs as the four entertainers talked nonsense to anniversary other. Corden is the latest celebrity to accept some fun with the #WhoBitBeyoncé mystery. TV mogul Ryan Murphy joked Tuesday about a abeyant new American Abomination Series blue-blooded Who Bit Beyoncé? Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar jokingly copped to the abomination by announcement a account of herself with fangs on Instagram. All right, I accept it, said Gellar, who starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was me #TheBiter. It all started back extra Tiffany Haddish appear in an account with GQ that addition had apathetic Queen Bey at a affair aftermost December. Fans anon went into overdrive with theories and hot takes on amusing media and #WhobitBeyonce began to trend.Related: #WhoBitBeyonce: What you charge to knowHaddish has banned to name the extra and several of Hollywood s acclaimed faces accept appear out to abjure that they were the culprit, including Lena Dunham, Sara Foster and Sanaa Lathan. Model and host Chrissy Teigen anticipation she absurd the case, but had to abandon beforehand this week. Update it is NOT the being I anticipate is the worst. IM DONE, she tweeted.Beyoncé s affected is still not commenting. For now, it charcoal one of Hollywood s ultimate baffling mysteries.

#2020Vision: Biden a popular 2020 pick; Holder plans early 2019 decision; Harris schedules several big appearances


Washington Our account assembly of the news, addendum and babble about the affairs for the abutting Democratic presidential race: As 2020 affairs artifice midterm biking schedules to position themselves for presidential runs, a new poll offers a snapshot of how broadly adequate some of the best-known names are to the all-embracing Democratic electorate at this actual aboriginal stage. The after-effects of the poll, conducted by SSRS, actualization that a top bank of candidates who all face questions about whether they ll run due to age and added factors seems to be emerging: Above Vice President Joe Biden is the best broadly accepted pick, with 84% of Democrats adage they are either actual or somewhat like to abutment his abeyant nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders comes abutting at 75%, followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 68%. Then there are three adolescent Democratic senators who are still architecture civic name ID: California Sen. Kamala Harris: 53%; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker: 50%; New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 48%. It s no abruptness that those three had cogent numbers say they re not sure, accustomed their lower profiles. polling administrator Jennifer Agiesta break it bottomward a little added in her wrap: Sanders still has the arch anchor on adolescent voters in the Democratic party: 60% of abeyant Democratic primary voters beneath 35 years say they are actual acceptable to aback Sanders, vs. 52% for Biden, 29% for Warren, 18% for Harris, 16% for Booker and 12% for Gillibrand. Account and notes:HOLD STEADY: Above Advocate Accepted Eric Holder kept the 2020 aperture propped accessible during a babble with Viceland s Desus & Mero, cogent the hosts: What I ve said is, I m activity to adjudge by the alpha of abutting year and see if there s activity to be addition affiliate in my accessible account career. We ll see. Back they asked about his better Obama administering regret, Holder acicular to gun ameliorate in the after-effects of Sandy Hook. Joe Biden and I absolutely formed adamantine on that, he said, and we didn t cull it off. LANDRIEU TALKS 2020: New Orleans Ambassador Mitch Landrieu keeps deflecting, but he isn t giving it a apace no. The ambassador batten at a Bloomberg breakfast in Washington on Thursday and talked about abeyant for Democrats in 2020. I don t anticipate you guys care to be afraid about a absence of candidates in the abutting presidential race, he said at the breakfast. I don t intend to be one of them. But, he added, things could change. The abutting day, he gave a agnate acknowledgment on s New Day, and went on to say he hoped Joe Biden would run in 2020. He additionally accustomed Mike Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Eric Garcetti and Jeff Flake as potentially acceptable candidates to argue Trump.HARRIS TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT DNC EVENT: California Sen. Kamala Harris will arise at this year s DNC Women s Leadership Forum on May 17-18 in Washington. She ll keynote a banquet on the additional night. Additionally accessory the accident is addition -to-be 2020 candidate: Jason Kander.Other Harris-related notes: She ll be on Ellen DeGeneres s NBC actualization at 3 p.m. Thursday. She s keynoting a Michigan Democratic Party banquet on April 14, as well. SANDERS RETURNS TO MISSISSIPPI: Sen. Bernie Sanders allotment to Mississippi this week, back he ll accompany Jackson Ambassador Chokwe Antar Lumumba for a boondocks anteroom accident on Wednesday — actualization the 50th ceremony of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sanders allotment to the accompaniment he absent by 66 credibility in the 2016 primary. He ll allocution bread-and-butter amends with Lumumba, the adolescent advocate ambassador who was accustomed by Sanders political organization, Our Revolution, aftermost year. KANDER AND THE EARLY PRIMARY STATES: Above Missouri Secretary of Accompaniment Jason Kander will accord the keynote abode at the 2018 McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Banquet on April 14 in Nashua. Kander s actualization at this banquet will be his additional at a above New Hampshire Democratic Party event. On Wednesday, Kander arise his endorsement of two South Carolina Democrats active in 2018: Democrats James Smith, who is active for governor, and Joe Cunningham, who is active to bound GOP Rep. Mark Sanford in the 1st District.PROFILING MAYOR PETE: Politico s Edward-Isaac Dovere spent some time in the Midwest profiling South Bend, Indiana, Ambassador Pete Buttigieg. High-profile backers of the 36-year-old ambassador quoted in the adventure including David Axelrod and above DNC Armchair Howard Dean, who accustomed Buttigieg in his 2017 DNC armchair race. On the fizz about his approaching prospects: I anticipate it s maybe a assurance of the times. I anticipate it s cogent you that things are affectionate of advanced accessible in a way that hasn t been accurate in a continued time. I anticipate it shows that there is an absorption in the average of the country, Buttigieg said. I anticipate it shows that there s at atomic curiosity, if not appetite, for what a newer bearing of leaders is activity to attending like. And I anticipate it reflects the actuality that we re absolutely active in a division for cities and for mayors. BULLOCK S FIRST TRIP TO IOWA: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is branch to Iowa this week. He will arise a fundraiser for Iowa advocate accepted applicant Tom Miller in Des Moines on Thursday. The abutting day, Bullock will banderole an accident with the Polk County Democrats in Johnston. This will be his aboriginal cruise to Iowa as governor.From the rightKASICH AND CUBAN TOGETHER MONDAY: Ohio Gov. John Kasich will arise alongside Dallas Mavericks buyer and administrator Mark Cuban at Ohio Accompaniment University on Monday. Both men are acrid critics of President Donald Trump and both accept been called as -to-be 2020 nominees to claiming Trump. The two will altercate the appulse of automation and addition on the approaching of work in a altercation with Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, the co-founders of Axios.A trend to watch: DEM CAMPAIGNS UNIONIZE: A growing cardinal of 2018 Democratic campaigns — and one notable accelerating adviser boutique — are seeing their staffs unionize. Aftermost week, staffers at agenda consulting close Average Seat, founded by above Sanders 2016 easily Kenneth Pennington and Hector Sigala, fabricated it public. Additionally, the Attack Workers Guild lists ten campaigns to organize, including those of aldermanic candidates Randy Iron Stache Bryce (Wisconsin), Jess King (Pennsylvania) and Laura Moser (Texas), and Illinois advocate accepted hopeful Renato Mariotti. Why do it? Sigala, a attack vet who was admiring of his staff s choice, said: The hours are insane, the pay is low, there s no overtime pay or anything, and you re alive assorted jobs and assorted roles per person. If you get ailing or something, it s like you ve gotta do it, because if you don t, addition abroad will. And it s not because you re affected into it; it s that you absolutely accept in the applicant you re alive for — and that s the acumen this hasn t happened before. They say, I m accomplishing this because I m so amorous about it. But it s not either/or. Expect this to be an affair — and a affairs point — abutting year and in 2020 as the Democratic candidates jockey for abutment from accelerating groups. Afore you go: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is branch to Tallahassee on April 14 to banderole a fundraiser to Sen. Bill Nelson, who may be challenged by Republican Gov. Rick Scott this fall. … Above Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is abutting George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as a visiting professor. … Above Vice President Joe Biden fabricated a stop on his book bout at Southern Connecticut Accompaniment University and told the army that the jury s still out on if he will run in 2020. s Ashley Killough, Betsy Klein, Saba Hamedy, Jennifer Hansler and David Wright contributed to this memo.