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People Former Turkish banker gets 32 months in prison
Author: 0 Former Turkish banker gets 32 months in prison

The transactions violated U.S. Sanctions and were disguised as fraudulent gold and food transactions through Halkbank, prosecutors said. Turkish President Erdogan has said the U.S. Atilla, by contrast, wasn't named as a defendant until nearly a year after the indictment was unsealed. Though nine people were charged, including Aslan and Turkey's former economic minister, Mehmet Zafer Caglayan, the others managed to evade US custody and haven't faced trial.

People 2nd District is focus as Nebraska residents vote in primary
Author: 0 2nd District is focus as Nebraska residents vote in primary

Ashford maintained his position as a seasoned moderate who would build relationships with Republicans. The 2nd Congressional District race is the most high-profile contest among the Tuesday primaries in Nebraska and a potential bright spot for Democrats who are heavily outnumbered throughout the state.

People 'There will be NO wagering' . Not so fast ..
Author: 0 'There will be NO wagering' . Not so fast ..

The 1992 law at issue in the case bars state-authorized sports gambling with exceptions for Nevada, Montana, Oregon and DE, states that had approved some form of sports wagering before the law took effect. "Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority". It's not like casino gaming is struggling in Oklahoma.

People Wolf Launches New Ad Touting Reforms the Day After Primary
Author: 0 Wolf Launches New Ad Touting Reforms the Day After Primary

Political analyst and pollster Dr. Terry Madonna says the bitter ad war between Mango and Wagner may leave the GOP with a battered nominee. Wagner fashions himself as a garbage man coming to clean up a state government that chokes the economy with regulations and taxes.

People Republican governors back Trump's nomination for Nobel peace prize
Author: 0 Republican governors back Trump's nomination for Nobel peace prize

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also vocalized his support for Trump to win the Nobel Prize, but when the president was asked about it, he shared he wants something more important. North and South Korea have exchanged overtures recently in an effort to ease tensions between the two nations split asunder following the 1953 armistice that ceased aggression between the two countries.

People Omar Abdullah Targets Congress Leaders Blaming EVMs For Loss in Karnataka
Author: 0 Omar Abdullah Targets Congress Leaders Blaming EVMs For Loss in Karnataka

They were also getting good response in its campaign. Patle, a former BJP leader, had been instrumental in several farmer agitations in the state. "However, the situation in Karnataka is different as it is a bigger state", Raut said. But, according to sources, after Congress leadership personally intervened and discussed with NCP leadership, latter made a decision to walk out from an alliance and support Congress.

People Merkel Defends Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Author: 0 Merkel Defends Nuclear Agreement with Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the objective of 2% on defense, but avoids predictions when this goal can be achieved. On May 11, Merkel criticized the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the agreement with Iran, as she said, 'it is wrong to unilaterally cancel a pact unanimously approved by the Security Council of United Nations'.

People Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence
Author: 0 Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was ordered Tuesday to spend 30 days in jail for staging an unsanctioned protest in Moscow and resisting police, charges he dismissed as unlawful. The court then launched into a second trial on a separate charge - refusing to comply with a police order - which carries a maximum sentence of 15 days.

People Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato Release
Author: 0 Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato Release "Fall in Line"-Listen Now"

The new song is taken from Aguilera's forthcoming sixth album " Liberation " set for release on June 15 via RCA Records. "It's just the way it is / And maybe it's never gonna change / But I got a mind to show my strength / And I got a right to speak my mind", Xtina and Demi sing in the chorus.

People Italy's 5-Star, League on verge of govt deal
Author: 0 Italy's 5-Star, League on verge of govt deal

This will now be something to watch as populism is back on the agenda for markets where the coalition has radical ideas to free up billions of euros for tax cuts and welfare. Both groups have a history of euroskepticism . Hours after the document leak, 5-Star and the League issued a further joint statement saying they wanted to "reconsider" the Eurozone's fiscal rules with Italy's partners "in the spirit of returning to the pre-Maastricht set-up" - a reference to the treaty which laid the ...

People California moves to require solar panels on all new homes
Author: 0 California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

Members said they expect other states to follow suit in coming years. California also has the goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. As per estimates of the California Energy Commission, installation of solar panel would increase construction costs of a single-family home by almost US$10,000.

People Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off in Oklahoma
Author: 0 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off in Oklahoma

The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey now stands at 94.07 percent. Children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat. Basinger, director, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol, said in a release. "Our goal isn't to write citations, but we do know tickets talk", said Lieutenant Joe Williams with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

People Messi to miss Sundowns, Barca clash
Author: 0 Messi to miss Sundowns, Barca clash

Many of the Barcelona stars have already played in South Africa before, and that was during the 2010 Fifa World Cup which Spain won. He was the country's first head of state elected in a fully representative democratic election and played a prominent role in the fight against apartheid.

People Varanasi flyover collapse: Uttar Pradesh government suspends four officials
Author: 0 Varanasi flyover collapse: Uttar Pradesh government suspends four officials

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and State Minister Nilkhand Tiwari have also rushed to the spot with a technical team. He also met victims at the Kabir Chaura Hospital on late Tuesday night. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also inquired about the reasons and why safety norms were not implemented.

People Re-election begins in 568 booths under high security
Author: 0 Re-election begins in 568 booths under high security

Polling was high with as much as 82.13% of the electorate turning up to cast their vote, according to a statement issued by the state election commission. Of the 58,000-plus seats in the state, more than 38,000 were up for contest. Declaring re-polls in 573 booths was not easy for the commission as the state government did not want to give its nod to such a large number.

People Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure
Author: 0 Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure

Trump said he was listing the reimbursements to Michael Cohen - first made public by lawyer Rudy Giuliani two weeks ago - "in the interest of transparency", even though he said he was not required to disclose them. Trump has denied any relationship with Daniels. The disclosure was not included in Trump's 2017 filing. Among his holdings, he took in $25 million from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

People What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle
Author: 0 What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle

The conflict coincided with the United States' inauguration of its first embassy in Jerusalem, a controversial move, which Palestinians have taken as US -backing of Israeli control of the city. If we are clothed in Christ, St Paul reminded the early believers in his letter to the Colossians, we must take on the virtues of "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience".

People Chlorine 'likely' used in February chemical attack in Syria, watchdog says
Author: 0 Chlorine 'likely' used in February chemical attack in Syria, watchdog says

The OPCW does not have the document establishes who is responsible for the use of banned chemical weapons, writes Reuters. A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) determined that "chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb" on Feb 4, an OPCW statement said.

People Officer hailed for confronting gunman at high school
Author: 0 Officer hailed for confronting gunman at high school

The former student ran away and out of the school. The officer fired back, wounding the suspect, who was then taken into custody. The officer was not injured, nor was anyone else, Langloss said. When we contacted the Dixon Police Department, they said they could not confirm or deny the report. "The district has been receiving training on how to respond to these situations".

People European Union leader lights into Trump: 'With friends like that, who needs enemies?'
Author: 0 European Union leader lights into Trump: 'With friends like that, who needs enemies?'

Speaking on Wednesday, Tusk said he was "grateful" for Trump because he had made the European Union realise "if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm". Therefore U.S. tariffs can not be justified on the basis of national security. While European officials have spoken out against Trump's trade actions before, the language used by Tusk marks a new tone in the relationship.

People Senate panel releases transcripts on Trump Tower meeting
Author: 0 Senate panel releases transcripts on Trump Tower meeting

The committee did not interview Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the centre of the meeting. In addition, the transcripts reflect an aggressive Russian outreach to Trump both before and after the June 2016 meeting , including an effort to arrange a follow-up get-together that November with members of his transition team.

People Senators expected to ask EPA's Pruitt about lavish spending
Author: 0 Senators expected to ask EPA's Pruitt about lavish spending

Since his testimony on April 26, solid evidence Pruitt may have lied when he told lawmakers that no EPA employees faced retaliation for questioning his lavish spending on premium travel has come to light. On Wednesday, Pruitt repeatedly dodged directly answering whether he requested the stepped-up security coverage, saying career EPA officials below him made the final decision.

People Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Everest for record 22nd time
Author: 0 Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Everest for record 22nd time

Nepali climber Lhakpa Sherpa has just broken her own record for successful summits of Mount Everest by a woman by reaching the peak of the world's tallest mountain for a ninth time. A Sherpa guide has been missing on Everest's southern side in Nepal since Monday, said Mingma of Seven Summits. Sherpa is a single mom to three kids and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where she works as a dishwasher at the local Whole Foods.

People Ole Miss men's golf team climbs into fifth; Alabama tied for first
Author: 0 Ole Miss men's golf team climbs into fifth; Alabama tied for first

TECH LINEUP - Unlike Monday's opening round, birdies were much harder to come by Tuesday for the Yellow Jackets, who started by posting three birdies on the opening hole, but only finished at 5-under-par. Furr had nine birdies, including six in the final nine holes, en route to setting the program's lowest 18-hole score in an NCAA Championship event.

People Autopsy confirms St. Petersburg man died from vape pen explosion
Author: 0 Autopsy confirms St. Petersburg man died from vape pen explosion

And in 2016, a vape pen user in NY suffered third-degree burns after the pen exploded in his trousers, NBC 4 NY reported. An exploding vaping pen caused the world's first death by an e-cigarette explosion. Wilder told ABC Action News that he, as well as many other local store owners, won't sell unregulated e-cigarettes. There have been a few incidents of injuries stemming from vape pen explosions.

People Palestinian ambassadors recalled from four European Union countries
Author: 0 Palestinian ambassadors recalled from four European Union countries

Netanyahu said that this move goes "hand in hand" with opening two days ago of the USA embassy in the capital. And Al Jazeera reports Paraguay plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem by the end of May. While Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, said the decision to move the embassies to Jerusalem "violated global law and in particular UN Security Council resolutions".

People Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead
Author: 0 Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle. Downed trees and utility poles impacted MA as well, though the severity did not reach the level reported in other northeast regions.

People Florida deputy who did not confront school shooter gets pension
Author: 0 Florida deputy who did not confront school shooter gets pension

Peterson , a 33-year law enforcement veteran, was the resource deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 when 17 people were killed by gunfire. His lawyer said in a statement at the time that "the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue".

People Government terminates Virgin Trains East Coast franchise
Author: 0 Government terminates Virgin Trains East Coast franchise

Rail services on the East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control following the termination of the franchise agreement with Virgin Trains and the Stagecoach Group. "I am creating a new board with an independent chair to oversee the operation of the LNER route which will work with my department on building the new partnership", Grayling told Parliament on May 16.

People Detained Journalist For Russian State Agency Transferred To Ukrainian Region Near Crimea
Author: 0 Detained Journalist For Russian State Agency Transferred To Ukrainian Region Near Crimea

Ukrainian safety company SBU stated in a press release that it's investigating "a community of media retailers" managed by the Russian authorities that are "used as instruments in a hybrid warfare towards Ukraine". The SBU said he received ample funding to carry out his work in the region. "That was the reason for the searches". Lutsenko added that the Ukrainian investigation into those activities "has evidence of carrying out well-paid anti-Ukrainian attacks" by RIA Novosti-Ukraine.

People Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa
Author: 0 Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds has no right to impose her beliefs on Iowa women". Their lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Polk County District Court, they announced at a press conference Tuesday. If a heartbeat is detected, a physician could perform an abortion only in cases of rape, incest and fetal abnormality prior to the 20th week of gestation, but only if the women reports the rape within 45 days or incest within 140 days.

People Maloney says he'll decide soon on attorney general run
Author: 0 Maloney says he'll decide soon on attorney general run

James registered Monday with the state Board of Elections for a campaign committee to raise money for a run for attorney general. Among those interviewed Tuesday were Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti and Danny O'Donnell, and former Congresswoman and New York City Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman.

People Georgia Candidate To Drive 'Deportation Bus' in Protest of Sanctuary Cities
Author: 0 Georgia Candidate To Drive 'Deportation Bus' in Protest of Sanctuary Cities

Instead, his policies will " fill this bus with illegals to send them back to where they came from ". In the related campaign video above, Williams can be seen deboarding a converted school bus, professionally redone in grey and white paint, displaying a government-agency-like-seal, and vehicle lettering with phrases like "Deportation Bus", " Follow Me to Mexico ", and "Danger!" State Senator Michael Williams said he is taking a firm stand on immigration reform, but it's the way he is ...