US Congress reaches $1 trillion deal to again avert shutdown

US Congress reaches $1 trillion deal to again avert shutdown

Updated May 01, 2017 14:32:27 Republicans and Democrats have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the US Government funded through to the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, a senior congressional aide says. The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013. Congress was expected to vote early this week on the agreement, which is expected to include…

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Eminem takes on NZ political party over Lose Yourself copyright

Eminem takes on NZ political party over Lose Yourself copyright

Updated May 01, 2017 19:32:47 External Link: New Zealand’s National Party’s 2014 election advertisement Related Story: Eminem tracks boost workout benefits by 10 per cent Rapper Eminem’s song Lose Yourself has been played to a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom, where his music publishers are suing the country’s ruling political party for allegedly copying it in a television advertisement. The track, used in an ad during the conservative National Party’s successful 2014 election campaign, was titled Eminem Esque and had a similar urgent, pulsing beat to…

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‘This is real and it may kill me’

‘This is real and it may kill me’

A MOTHER-of-four says she’s lucky to be alive after she was mauled by a dog last week. Kathryn Johnson needed plastic surgery to her legs and face and faces up to nine months without full feeling in her leg after she was attacked on Challis Road in Armadale. “The dog’s come out of nowhere and just mauled me,” Ms Johnson said. “It kept on going and going at my legs. “I was thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, this is real and it may kill me’.” The 40-year-old was pulled onto the…

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Russian GP: Bottas wins first ever F1 race

Russian GP: Bottas wins first ever F1 race

After Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won two of the opening three races of the 2017 season, there seemed a genuine chance that could change Sunday. But Valtteri Bottas had other ideas as he secured his first ever F1 Grand Prix win and maintained Mercedes dominance on Russia’s Black Sea coast. The Finnish driver sped to victory after a flying start which saw him move from third on the grid to first, overtaking the Ferrari’s of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen which had been fastest in qualifying Saturday. “Amazing. It took quite a…

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Players voice concerns about 'dreadful' pitch ahead of A-League grand final

Players voice concerns about 'dreadful' pitch ahead of A-League grand final

Posted May 02, 2017 07:12:46 Photo: The Sydney Football Stadium pitch was in poor condition for Sydney FC’s semi-final against Perth Glory. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Ninkovic wins Johnny Warren Medal, Kerr takes out Julie Dolan Medal Australian football has long lamented the woeful state of the nation’s playing surfaces and the A-League faces embarrassment when the championship decider between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC kicks off on Sunday. The pitch at Sydney Football Stadium, the venue for the game’s national showpiece, was in appalling condition during Saturday’s semi-final…

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