Wednesday July 18-th, 2018

Qualcomm reportedly begins layoffs to cut $1B in costs Qualcomm reportedly begins layoffs to cut $1B in costs

A layoff of 1000 would affect 3 percent of the global workforce, according to Business Insider. As of September 2017, Qualcomm employs 33,800 people in both full and part time positions, according to company filings. The number of employees being...

Thiessen: Syria strike smacks of weakness Thiessen: Syria strike smacks of weakness

The confusion during the false alarm highlights growing concerns of escalation in the wake of a USA -led coalition strike on Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure Saturday and an April 9 strike on an air base Israel is believed to have carried ou...

Police Reportedly Investigating 'Suspicious' Death of HR McMaster's Father Police Reportedly Investigating 'Suspicious' Death of HR McMaster's Father

McMaster, Sr. Pennsylvania authorities are investigating ex-Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster's father's death as suspicious. White House National Security Adviser H.R. The health department told CBS Philadelphia the manner of death...

Days of incremental change are over, says PM Modi in London Days of incremental change are over, says PM Modi in London

Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, the same will be strongly responded". During a weekly briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan has openly condemned the claim...

Congress to give new direction for strengthening party, Left forces unity Congress to give new direction for strengthening party, Left forces unity

The dehumanisation of our society is seen in the chilling incidents of rape in Kathua and Unnao recently. "This must be resisted and defeated", he said. Names of senior Politburo members Brinda Karat, BV Raghavulu and former Tripura chief minister Ma...

Early Voting For Primary Election Begins Today Early Voting For Primary Election Begins Today

Davis said two of the ballots were from Republican voters. Those who are a permanent vote-by-mail voter or if those residing in a mail ballot precinct, pamphlets will read Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter or Mail Ballot Precinct in the polling place lo...

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike

The government was forced to give in to their demands and increase their salaries and allowances as failure to do so was having a toll on the health sector. The nurses' union told its members to stay calm as it considered its response to the governme...

Expected rule change would allow Duckworth to nurse newborn on Senate floor Expected rule change would allow Duckworth to nurse newborn on Senate floor

She was already one of just 10 women to give birth while serving in Congress, having delivered her first born , Abigail, as a member of the House of Representatives in November 2014. "Every day moms and dads balance being great parents and success...

Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II ahead of Commonwealth meeting Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II ahead of Commonwealth meeting

The premier, along with other heads of government of commonwealth states, was welcomed by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II and members of the royal family at the Buckingham Palace. The executive session of the heads of the Commo...

Magnitude 5.9 quake rattles southern Iran Magnitude 5.9 quake rattles southern Iran

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the earthquake's magnitude at 5.5, though Iranian state television quoted officials who said it registered at 5.9. It is registered this morning about 100 kilometers east of the town of Bushehr, according ...

IRS extends 2018 tax deadline to Wednesday April 18 IRS extends 2018 tax deadline to Wednesday April 18

Millions of taxpayers who waited until Tuesday to file their 2017 tax returns and make payments through the Internal Revenue Service's website were thwarted by a systemwide computer failure that advised last-minute filers to "come back on Decembe...

Judge Holds Kobach In Contempt Of Court Judge Holds Kobach In Contempt Of Court

In her Wednesday ruling, Robinson said Kobach had not treated voters affected by the ongoing court case the same as all other registered voters, in accordance with her previous order. "Kansans have come to expect these postcards to confirm their regi...

Cat Walks 12 Miles Back to Family That Doesn't Want Him Cat Walks 12 Miles Back to Family That Doesn't Want Him

It all started when Toby the cat's owners didn't want him anymore and gave him to another family, according to the Wake County, N.C., chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. If you haven't heard the story of Toby the cat, it'...

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

But amid rising tension, Kelley Currie, deputy U.S. ambassador for economic and social affairs, described Russia's call as an attempt to deter focus away from the "atrocities" committed by the Syrian government . British Prime Minister Theresa Ma...

Indian Supreme Court rejects calls for probe into Judge Loya's death

The judgement said even two judges of the Supreme Court bench which heard the petitions were not spared by the petitioners and serious attacks were also made on the credibility of two Bombay High Court judges. Meanwhile, those seeking an independ...

UN Says Negotiating With Syria, Russia On Visit To Syria Site UN Says Negotiating With Syria, Russia On Visit To Syria Site

The team of United Nations inspectors arrived in Syria earlier this week, but its deployment on the ground in the Damascus suburb was slowed down by " security concerns ". The source did not say when the inspectors might visit the site, or whether a ...

France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear' France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear'

United Nations representatives promptly disputed Russia's claim, saying there are no security concerns preventing a visit and the inspectors should be given access to Douma as quickly as possible. Many were found with foam around their mouths, an ...

Unions embark on nationwide bus strike - SATAWU Unions embark on nationwide bus strike - SATAWU

Several bus companies including A Re Yeng , Gautrain , Putco , North West Star and Megabus were off the road on Wednesday as talks over pay increases between employer- and worker-representatives broke down. The new agreement allows for modest ...

Georgia Family Harasses And Attacks Two Black Female Soldiers Georgia Family Harasses And Attacks Two Black Female Soldiers

The video is continuing to receive shares and views across all social platforms. She was taken to the Bibb County Jail from where she was later released on $650 bond. In the video footage, Tucker becomes angrier when Sharpe, who is visibly preg...

Taxpayers have until midnight Wednesday to file their taxes Taxpayers have until midnight Wednesday to file their taxes

But the IRS postponed the federal tax deadline by a day after the IRS's online system for filing taxes went down on Tuesday. That's right, you officially have one extra day to file those last-minute tax returns. It provided no further details on the ...

Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine was Kansas college graduate Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine was Kansas college graduate

Shults was able to safely land the plane in Philadelphia, although one passenger died after she was almost sucked out of a broken window. The pilots of Southwest Flight 1380 - which suffered catastrophic engine failure Tuesday, resulting in th...

Demos against rape and murder of minor girl continue in IOK Demos against rape and murder of minor girl continue in IOK

At least twenty persons, mostly students, were injured as protests over justice for minor Kathua girl turned violent in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday. Meanwhile soon after culmination of regular class work, Women's College Baramulla...

Former Playboy model now free to speak about alleged affair with Trump Former Playboy model now free to speak about alleged affair with Trump

McDougal said her goal in filing the lawsuit was to restore her rights and "not to achieve any financial gain". McDougal said she had a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007, while he was married to his wife, Melania. Trump has denied the cla...

Thursday brings chilly, breezy conditions along with a few spotty showers Thursday brings chilly, breezy conditions along with a few spotty showers

Only precipitation chance in the extended is Tuesday morning, with some light spotty rain chances moving through. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Although snow won't be a problem for most of the sta...

What's next after the United States bombed targets in Syria? What's next after the United States bombed targets in Syria?

Earlier this month, four Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on Syria's T4 air base, also in Homs. "All signs in Syria indicate that the situation is returning to normal". The bombshell revelations come after a chemical atta...

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