Some Patriots Players Skipping White House Visit

Gronkowski jokingly asked Spicer whether he needed any help. LeGarrette Blount , Martellus Bennett , Devin McCourty , and Jake Long did not attend the ceremony, citing political reasons for their decisions. This isn't the first time Brady skipped a White House Super Bowl celebration - he wasn't there in 2015 either. Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump " for the shout out " and saying he had a funeral to attend. Read More

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Pence's 10-day tour of Asia aims at emphasizing that U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost U.S. trade in the region, despite scrapping the TPP. "We have to avoid all military escalation", Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told LCP television. Read More

Nikki Haley: America will not ignore anti-gay actions in Chechnya

Nikki Haley: America will not ignore anti-gay actions in Chechnya

The Chechen crisis came to light in early April, after independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an expose revealing the location of a secret detention center that some US media later referred to as a "gay concentration camp ". Read More

Big Cedar Lodge hires new vice president of golf

Big Cedar Lodge hires new vice president of golf

As part of the ceremony, Woods hit a pair of 100-yard shots to christen the new design. Veteran Woods watchers, recalling his triple-dunk at last year's exhibition at Congressional, had butterflies, even if the 14-time major champion did not. Read More

Georgia Special Election Headed To Runoff As Republicans Avoid Nightmare Scenario

Georgia Special Election Headed To Runoff As Republicans Avoid Nightmare Scenario

Handel, who raised $463,744, was also targeted by a number of her Republican competitors. If he doesn't, he'll probably have a tough time in the runoff; as Erick Erickson observes , "There hasn't been any significant poll showing Jon Ossoff equaling or exceeding Hillary Clinton's 46.8 percent" that she received in the district in 2016. Read More

Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Indians looking for skilled worker visas to countries like Australia and the United States will no longer have it easy. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed that existing visa holders would not be affected by the change, and would be accommodated for under the reform. Read More

US Navy photo reveals aircraft carrier nowhere near North Korea

US Navy photo reveals aircraft carrier nowhere near North Korea

Thus far, reports on Vinson's impending arrival in waters near South Korea have come from White House and other Washington officials. The Vinson's strike group had been scheduled to make port visits to Australia, but on 8 April the US Pacific Fleet announced it would "sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore". Read More

Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) reacts after making a sack during the first quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Kyle Field. Now all that remains to be seen is whether or not the Browns will make the consensus decision or try their hand at yet another first round quarterback . Read More

Majority of Americans feel Trump isn't keeping promises

Majority of Americans feel Trump isn't keeping promises

The decline in faith that he would follow through on his pledges spanned across demographics - women, men, liberals, moderates and conservatives. According to Gallup , Trump's approval rating dropped two percentage points from when the February poll was conducted to when the April poll was done, from 42% down to 40%. Read More

Worldwide election monitors slam handling of Turkish vote

Worldwide election monitors slam handling of Turkish vote

Turkey's main opposition party on Monday announced that it would be seeking annulment of the referendum on constitutional reforms. The president survived a coup attempt past year and responded with a crackdown, jailing 47,000 people and sacking or suspending more than 120,000 from government jobs such as schoolteachers, soldiers, police, judges or other professionals. Read More

Pence to open Asian trip amid tensions with North Korea

The failed launch was at 7.21am AEST. "The missile blew up nearly immediately". Pence is travelling to South Korea to hold talks with the country's leadership. "The message, I think, is going to be about vigilance and deterrence", said Victor Cha, the Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read More

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

The regime followed that - according to USA and South Korean officials - with an attempted missile test Sunday from the eastern port of Sinpo. Meanwhile, the United States is already aware of North Korea's capabilities, including its work on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Led by the high-profile Fatah prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti , seen by some as a potential successor to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, 700 prisoners initially joined the strike, announced on Sunday evening. He is a popular figure among Palestinians, with polls suggesting he could win the Palestinian presidency. Prisoners in Ashkelon, Nafha, Rimon, Hadarim, Gilboa and Beer-Sheva put all the food out of their cells and declared their hunger strike. Read More

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

Assad said Syria would only allow an "impartial" investigation into the poison gas incident. "We condemn any use of chemical weapons", said the Syrian top diplomat. "This story is not convincing by any means", he told the AFP . Lavrov on Friday expressed skepticism about a preliminary investigation conducted by the U.N.'s chemical weapons watchdog. Read More

Officer fired after kicking handcuffed man

Officer fired after kicking handcuffed man

Video posted online appears to show 21-year-old student Demetrius Hollins being kicked by Officer Robert McDonald of the Gwinnett County Police Department while lying on the ground in handcuffs. The other video shows Bongiovanni yelling at the suspect and handcuffing him, before McDonald shows up and stomps Hollins in the head. Bongiovanni was terminated shortly after the release of the footage for excessive use of force and falsifying a police report. Read More

United Nations envoy: Syria ready to provide OPCW investigators access to Shayrat airbase

Tillerson insisting - Syrian leader Bashar Al- Assad's days are numbered. Though the resolution would have provided chemical weapons investigators with access in Syria, a Russian representative to the United Nations said it didn't "serve a useful goal". Read More

Jadhav case: India seeks consular access for 14th time

Coast Guard sources said the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit. So far, India has made 13 requests to Pakistan to gain access to Jadhav, who was arrested in March past year from Iran by Pakistani authorities. Read More

Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Hillary Clinton, a 2016 presidential candidate and a former Secretary of State, will speak Friday morning at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in downtown about supporting a Texas group that helps women get elected. She said Trump's reasoning for the airstrikes conflicted with the ban on refugees from six Muslim-majority countries. The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military airfield in Homs. Read More

Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

More than 7,000 people who had been under crippling siege for more than two years left four Syrian towns on Friday under a delayed evacuation deal brokered by Iran and Qatar. The explosion hit an area where buses carrying almost 5000 people from Foua and Kfraya, villages in northern Syria that have been besieged by rebels. Read More

Kane joins elite list with Cherries goal

A quick-fire double from Dembele and Son put them in command, and Kane made it safe just after the break to send them on the way to another comprehensive win at home, while it was their seventh straight league victory, something they haven't achieved in 50 years. Read More