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Chicago to sue feds over funding threats to sanctuary cities

Emanuel acknowledged that the Byrne Grant - which the city has used to purchased police vehicles, radios and stun guns - amounts for a tiny fraction of the city's $8.2 billion 2017 budget. "Our job is to investigate crime, our job is not to investigate immigration status or documentation", Johnson said. "Removing those resources, regardless of the reason, makes CPD's mission to protect all residents in Chicago that much more hard".

Martin Shkrelis turn up in same courtroom, with same judge

That increase sparked outrage from USA lawmakers and patients - and earned Mr. Shkreli the nickname " Pharma bro ". Prosecutors had a different take. Shkreli was dressed in a short-sleeve polo shirt and shook his head in apparent disbelief when the first guilty verdict was read.

Australia's central bank keeps rate steady

Chris Schade, senior business analyst at non-major lender MyState, said that below trend economic performance and a high Australian dollar meant the current interest rate setting remained appropriate. In its July statement it said that "indicators of the labour market remain mixed" with forward-looking indicators pointing to "continued growth in employment over the period ahead".

Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

The Australia Federal Police said in a statement that four men were arrested in the operation. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said the men arrested were allegedly linked to an Islamist-inspired plan to detonate an improvised explosive device.

Foxconn to pay almost $1 billion in wages and benefits

The United States has added 70,000 manufacturing jobs since November, bringing the total to almost 12.4 million, but has not added any net factory jobs in the last two months, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Foxconn and Rockwell Automation are collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT ) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn's new USA facilities.

Perennial Runner-Up Lyft Joins Race to Develop Self-Driving Cars

It's opening a new facility in Palo Alto, California to house its team and expects several hundred people to work there by the end of 2018. The so-called Open Platform, which Lyft announced in June, could feature vehicles from other partners as well, such as GM and Jaguar Land Rover, which entered into a deal with Lyft last month.

Rare form of mad cow disease found in Alabama

First of all, don't panic: Even though BSE can be fatal to humans that eat tainted meat, this animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the USA, the USDA says. Of the four previous US cases, the first was a case of classical BSE imported from Canada; the rest have been atypical (H- or L-type) BSE. It exists in classical and atypical types.

Gary Lineker And Alan Shearer Amongst BBC's Top Earners

The television reporter was out-earned only by sports reporter Gary Lineker who earns £1,750,000 - £1,799,999, and Chris Evans , who topped the list with £2,200,000 - £2,249,999. Hall also said that nearly two-thirds of new appointments and promotions within TV and radio departments over the past three years had been women. He added that it was "probably right and proper that people know what we get paid" and said that the publication of the figures today would mark the beginning of ...

Oil, copper weigh on BHP's iron ore growth

Finally, Elliott Management Corp raised its position in BHP Billiton PLC by 157.5% in the fourth quarter. Institutional investors own 2.99% of the company's stock. BHP shares lost ground on the news, dropping 27 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $24.83, with analysts ascribing this to the weaker outlook. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BHP Billiton PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April ...

Sexist Audi commercial sparks backlash in China

German auto manufacturer Audi has been criticised in China for running an advert comparing a bride-to-be to a used vehicle. It did not go over well. The company can ill afford this speed bump. " I will not buy an Audi in this lifetime ", one user said, and another called it " disastrous marketing ".

USA imposes fresh sanctions on Iran individuals and companies

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions "send a strong signal that the United States can not and will not tolerate Iran's provocative and destabilizing behavior". Trump had repeatedly condemned the nuclear deal brokered by his predecessor Barack Obama as a risky capitulation to Iran. Ultimately, the president's decision was the same on the substance to what his administration had been planning all along.

Here's Where to Get Free Fries on National French Fry Day

Locations around the country are offering deals in honor of today. French fries might be the ideal food, particularly due to their customizability. Arby's: Get a free small fries and a drink with the purchase of a brown sugar bacon sandwich.

NSE resumes trading after nearly 3 hours, hits new high

The National Stock Exchange will also conduct its pre-opening trading session before the start of the formal trade session. Elsewhere across the continent, one other stock exchange too went through something similar and halted trading. NSE's major rival, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), said that it was not facing any such glitches and that trading continued there as normal, according to reports.

AFP spox: 5-year martial law 'too long'

He said a recommendation will be made to Duterte once the military is satisfied it has flushed out all terrorist elements from the region. He added: "I don't know the basis of our Speaker for calling the extension of martial law because extending this is a political decision".

Wildfire Scorches Thousands of Acres in Santa Barbara County

The three biggest fires , which ranged in size from 5 to 8 square miles (14 to 20 square kilometers), had forced thousands of people to flee. More than 3,500 people had fled the Whittier fire in Santa Barbara County that started on Saturday afternoon as temperatures hit a sizzling 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius), officials said.

Only T20I: West Indies win toss, elect to field first

Where is the location of India vs West Indies 2017 T20 game? There was a buzz at the Sabina Park on Friday and Saturday as the big names of West Indies cricket finally returned to play in maroons. However, the bowling section below the likes of qualified pacer Jerome Taylor and turning pair Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine will look to put the constraints on the hard Indian striking array.

Hawks won't match New York's offer sheet for Tim Hardaway Jr

Previously, it was expected that the Hawks would match any offer. Hardaway's offer sheet was delivered to the Hawks on Thursday night, and Atlanta elected to pass on a deal that is a significant investment with a fourth-year player option worth almost $19 million, league sources said.

Saudi-led bloc regrets 'negative' Qatar response to demands

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at the news conference in the Egyptian capital that "the boycott [against Qatar] will remain". The top diplomats met in Cairo , a day after they received Qatar's response to a list of 13 demands that the country must meet or else face continued sanctions by its neighbours.

Govt closely monitoring price, supply situation post GST implementation

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are among the other states which have abolished the check posts. The review was focused on the general situation after the GST implementation and consumer impact of GST implementation in particular. "This has resulted in drastic increase in the cost of food creating a negative impression on GST among people", the minister reasoned.

AirAsia flight grounded after apparent bird strike damages engine

The Airbus, which was carrying 345 passengers and 14 cabin crew, flew for another hour before landing safely in Brisbane . The engine problem was blamed on a birdstrike and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed plover carcasses were found at Gold Coast Airport.