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Maine Unemployment Rate 3.5 Percent in January

Maine Unemployment Rate 3.5 Percent in January It also was well above the year-ago rate of 6.1 percent. New Jersey added almost 61,000 jobs last year, the largest year of private-sector growth since 2000, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics . Madison County, in which Huntsville is located, has the lowest rate of 5.8 percent. Benchmark revisions are a standard part of the estimation process and take place at this time e... [Full Article...]

Another bomb threat targets Jewish Community Center

Another bomb threat targets Jewish Community Center Last week's threat involved an email message, and that incident is still under investigation. Police say about 300 people were inside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester when the emailed threat was received. Whoever is doing this doesn't realize this only makes us #stronger, " the center said in a Facebook post. The building was evacuated as a precaution, and no explosive device w... [Full Article...]

Adam Hadwin wins Valspar Championship

Adam Hadwin wins Valspar Championship American Patrick Cantlay is Hadwin's nearest challenger on ten-under, as he recorded his second successive round of 66 in Florida, while compatriot Jim Herman is a further shot off the pace. "That extra shot could be everything tomorrow". Hadwin sank a one-foot tap-in for the victory after Cantlay bogeyed the par-four 18th, failing to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis indicates willingness to allow married Catholic men to become priests

Pope Francis indicates willingness to allow married Catholic men to become priests In an interview published Thursday with Germany's Die Zeit , Francis stressed that removing the celibacy rule is not the answer to the Catholic Church's priest shortage. There are some exceptions already. Entering the diaconate is a step on a seminarian's path to the priesthood but is also a mechanism allowing the laity to participate more fully in the celebration of Mass and in the perform... [Full Article...]

Judge Who Asked 'Why Couldn't You Keep Knees Together?' Resigns

Judge Who Asked 'Why Couldn't You Keep Knees Together?' Resigns A review of court transcripts from the trial revealed Mr Camp called the complainant " the accused " numerous times and spoke to her in a way that was " condescending, humiliating and disrespectful ". The committee found Camp relied on "myths and stereotypes" that had always been discredited. Wagar's accuser said she felt so browbeaten by Camp that she considered suicide. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Nam's Son Releases Video About Father's Death-Who Is He?

Kim Jong Nam's Son Releases Video About Father's Death-Who Is He? The short video ends with: "We hope this gets better soon ". In a 40-second YouTube video, the black-clad young man said he is now with his mother and sister, without disclosing their whereabouts. In February, a closed circuit television footage had been released that appeared to show the moment when Kim Jong Nam was attacked and the events leading up to his death, according to CNN . [Full Article...]

Trudeau announces $650M plan for reproductive rights on International Women's Day

Trudeau announces $650M plan for reproductive rights on International Women's Day Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's , Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, set the troll ball rolling when she said suggested that men too should be celebrated on International Women's day . I must say that speaking as a feminist, who, as my Sophie says, is one of "the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls and women with respect, and who aren't afraid to s... [Full Article...]

Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima

Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima Vicious radioactive wild boars pose a new danger to Japanese residents returning to evacuated zones following the 2011 quake and tsunami. Many towns in the Fukushima area have been left empty over the last six years, which allowed the boars to enter the towns from nearby hills and forests. [Full Article...]

Two men attack commuters with axe at Dusseldorf rail station

Two men attack commuters with axe at Dusseldorf rail station No other details were immediately available, including indications of a possible motive, police said. A spokesman for federal police said two suspected attackers were arrested after the attack. "I've never seen anything like that in my life, directly next to me he started hitting people with an ax". "The whole station is full of police officers". [Full Article...]

No reason to believe Trump is 'target' of any investigation, Spicer says

The Department of Justice declined to comment on Thursday when asked about the White House's recent claim that there was "no reason to believe" that President Donald Trump was the target of a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's influence on the USA election. [Full Article...]

Marcus Stoinis given chance to shine against India

Marcus Stoinis given chance to shine against India Marcus Stoinis has been called up to the Australian squad that play India in the third of the four match Test series at Ranchi. Coach Darren Lehmann was also full of praise following the series, having been suitably impressed with Stoinis' composure and clean striking. [Full Article...]

Paying for Trump's dubious immigration goals isn't easy (or cheap)

Paying for Trump's dubious immigration goals isn't easy (or cheap) As reported by various media outlets including Business Insider , President Trump's budget proposal could include up to $1.3 billion in cuts to the U.S. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California and a Trump supporter who has been intensely critical of the Coast Guard cut. Courtney said the proposal shows the Trump administration's approach to budgeting is following a "rob Peter to pay Paul"... [Full Article...]

Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters

Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters The statement followed fisheries minister Amaraweera's letter to the defence authorities to investigate the matter. Meanwhile a spokesperson for the Indian High Commission in Colombo said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has spoken to the Indian High Commissioner over the incident. [Full Article...]

Vishwanath Mahadeshwar becomes 76th city mayor

Vishwanath Mahadeshwar becomes 76th city mayor Mahadeshwar filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Independent corporator Mumtaz Rahabar Khan from Bandra, who had earlier chose to support the BJP, also stayed away from the proceedings. Mahadeshwar was elected after show of hands of 227 newly elected corporators. MNS corporators, however, were absent from the BMC house during the process. [Full Article...]

US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea

US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the International Institute of Strategic Studies-Americas says that the most likely missiles would be either Nodongs or extended-range Scuds, both medium-range missiles, capable of reaching South Korea and much of Japan, including U.S. [Full Article...]

CONCACAF unveils groups, schedule for 2017 Gold Cup tournament

CONCACAF unveils groups, schedule for 2017 Gold Cup tournament In group A , traditionally strong nations Honduras and Costa Rica will be joined by Canada and French Guiana in what is on paper the weakest group but possibly the most even of the bunch. We have to start in March and get points in World Cup Qualifying. The final is July 26 at Santa Clara, California. A third-place finish would see the United States play at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glenda... [Full Article...]

Deputy AG nominee Rosenstein: No need for recusal in Russian probe

Rosenstein said his lack of detailed knowledge of the Russian Federation case prevented him from being able to answer questions about whether he would appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation, a step Democratic senators favor. [Full Article...]

India hoists the tallest national fag at Attari border

India hoists the tallest national fag at Attari border With this, the title of the tallest national flag in India changed from the 293-foot-high tricolour in Ranchi in Jharkhand. Pakistan lodged a complaint with India's Border Security Force, suspecting that hidden cameras might have been installed on the flag pole for spying purposes. [Full Article...]

New threats force more US Jewish centers to evacuate

New threats force more US Jewish centers to evacuate Adler also observed that area Islamic community centers face nearly identical threats as the JCCs. Last week , St. Louis police arrested disgraced journalist Juan Thompson, 31, who was accused of making at least eight threats across the country - including an earlier one at the ADL's Manhattan headquarters - to get back at his former girlfriend. [Full Article...]

Key moment as Madrid prepare for Napoli and San Paulo test

Key moment as Madrid prepare for Napoli and San Paulo test Things are precariously placed for the defensively shaky defending champions Real who could bow out on away goals . Napoli started the match on the front foot, trying to soak in the incredible energy coming from the crowd at the Stadio San Paolo and turning into what they needed to knock Real Madrid off balance early on. [Full Article...]


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