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Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

Mr Fomin spoke at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an global security conference in Singapore attended by defence ministers and experts from 39 countries, including US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis . Qiyu Xu, a top official at the Army's National Defense University, asked about strengthened defense ties between the U.S. and Taiwan , an island that Beijing views as a breakaway province from China.


Would-be thief caught stuffing his trousers with 15 bottles of oil

Would-be thief caught stuffing his trousers with 15 bottles of oil

The whole incident was caught on security cameras. Surveillance footage has been released showing 38-year-old William Jason Hall walking into the store and exiting with a little extra baggage in his trousers. What the suspect didn't know was that a detective in an unmarked patrol auto was sitting outside, watching the whole thing through the front window.


Gov. Abbott calls for special legislative session, signs texting while driving ban

Gov. Abbott calls for special legislative session, signs texting while driving ban

The governor announced that he had signed the bill at a press conference Tuesday, when he also announced a series of priorities for a special legislative session to start July 18. The 84th session in 2015 ended with no special sessions being called. A similar law enacted about a year ago in North Carolina prompted the relocation of sporting events and economic boycotts that were estimated to have cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.


Counselors, support offered for students in Cambria following explosion

Counselors, support offered for students in Cambria following explosion

Wednesday, prompting the response of several neighboring fire and police departments. Firefighters and investigators will be back at a corn mill in southern Wisconsin Friday to look for the cause of a deadly explosion. The sheriff's office first initially said 16 people had been present at the time of the blast, but later had revised that figure to 17. Searchers recovered forklift driver Robert Goodenow's body Thursday evening and found mill operator Duelle Block dead shortly after the ...



Vladimir Putin plays down ties to Donald Trump's ex-NSA Michael Flynn

Artists, Putin said, paint when in good spirits while "patriotically minded" hackers are prompted when "they wake up and read that something is going on in interstate relations" and then "fight against those who say bad things about Russian Federation", reported the Times .


DeVos hedges on banning discrimination against LGBT students

DeVos hedges on banning discrimination against LGBT students

Referring to proficiency and growth, DeVos said, "I would argue both of which have some validity and merit in the discussion". Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies about her department's budget at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee at 10:00 a.m.