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Congressman Joe Kennedy to deliver response to State of the Union
- January 28, 2018

On specific policies, Trump will try to "get the country excited about the urgency" of the need to devote a large sum of federal monies to rebuilding America's "depleted" roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, and seaports, the senior official said . (more...)
Rep. Patrick Meehan drops re-election bid amid harassment furor Rep. Patrick Meehan drops re-election bid amid harassment furor
- January 28, 2018

Meehan reportedly paid the settlement using his congressional office fund, which includes taxpayer money. In the letter, Meehan also elaborated on his use of " soul mate ", which drew widespread ridicule and anger - from political commentators to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show - after he and Daily News. (more...)
Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river water dispute : Life partially affected Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river water dispute : Life partially affected
- January 27, 2018

What makes Modi's visit crucial is that, with this rally, he will kick start the party's election campaign in the state. Meanwhile, Amit Shah who was present in Mysuru today stated the shutdown as "politically motivated" and accused the state government of calling satewide shutdown to prevent PM Modi's rally on February 4. (more...)
Pa. boy, 14, arrested after alleged school threat Pa. boy, 14, arrested after alleged school threat
- January 27, 2018

Benton Police Department received information that evening about a possible threat directed at the Benton Junior High School campus, according to a Friday news release . No weapons were found at either student's home and the threats were believed to be not credible, officials said. The high school was locked down until it was determined that neither student was in school and that the student making threats was in police custody. (more...)
Caught on camera: Wild chase ends with head on collision Caught on camera: Wild chase ends with head on collision
- January 26, 2018

The driver got off the freeway and drove toward Arizona State University. Smoke billowing out of both vehicles after the collision. He then drove into oncoming traffic and slammed head on into another vehicle near an intersection. The man behind the wheel has been identified as Mitchell Timothy Taebel turned off onto a busy street. A 47-year-old woman was hurt in the crash. (more...)
Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
- January 26, 2018

I, along with UT institution presidents, strongly believe in the benefits of DACA and encourage Congress to act quickly to continue the program. The Senate approved the continuing resolution by an 81-18 margin, with most Democrats voting in favor. (more...)
White House DACA Plan Includes Path To Citizenship For 1.8 Million 'Dreamers' White House DACA Plan Includes Path To Citizenship For 1.8 Million 'Dreamers'
- January 26, 2018

This includes widespread bipartisan support for Dreamers. Because people love the DREAMers, but don't want the government shut down for it. Sen. Richard J. Lindsey Graham supports the existing DACA proposal, which provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents who qualify for the program. (more...)
Doomsday Clock strikes 30 seconds nearer to midnight Doomsday Clock strikes 30 seconds nearer to midnight
- January 26, 2018

The clock ticked 30 seconds closer to midnight a year ago, following a year in which North Korea conducted two missile tests and vowed to test a missile with intercontinental range - a promise Kim Jong Un's regime kept in 2017. When it was created in 1947, the clock's hand stood at seven minutes to midnight. The group also notes the uncertainty of USA support for the Iran nuclear deal as a threat, and the rise of "nation-state information technology and internet-based campaigns" ... (more...)
Melania Trump Will Not Be Joining Her Husband in Davos Melania Trump Will Not Be Joining Her Husband in Davos
- January 26, 2018

Melania's communications director told CNN the trip was cancelled due to "scheduling and logistical issues" and declined to provide further details. The Daniels' story reared its head again once Trump was running for president. In her In Touch interview, Daniels said that the sex with Trump wasn't anything insane and that they had done it in one position. (more...)
Russian Federation probe: Report says special counsel seeks to interview Trump Russian Federation probe: Report says special counsel seeks to interview Trump
- January 26, 2018

President Donald Trump hasn't fired special counsel Robert Mueller partly because of how the press would react to the dismissal , the White House said Tuesday. "The other place it may be going is toward collusion, but collusion is not a crime", Dershowitz said, adding he has not yet seen evidence of "crimes being committed near the Oval Office". (more...)
Trump Urges Ankara to 'Curtail' Afrin Operation Trump Urges Ankara to 'Curtail' Afrin Operation
- January 26, 2018

Still, he noted that US troops will defend themselves if necessary. "I would tell you that wherever United States troops are, they're going to be able to defend themselves, and we coordinate very closely with the Turks on that", McKenzie said. (more...)
Turkey says 'Olive Branch' to continue until terrorists eliminated Turkey says 'Olive Branch' to continue until terrorists eliminated
- January 25, 2018

Analysts agree that the U.S. is finding it hard to maintain a secure footing in Syria, whose civil war has produced a complexity of overlapping national and religious interests and great power interventions somewhat reminiscent of the Thirty Years' War in 17th century Europe. (more...)
" "Home " Nation " USCCB president calls for prayer after pair of school shootings
- January 25, 2018

Bailey died at the high school, and Preston died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard W. I didn't know what to think at all. He will be charged with murder . "But in the years since the massacres at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gun safety advocates say, all school shootings seem to have lost some of their capacity to shock". (more...)
India bat first; Rahane, Bhuvneshwar return India bat first; Rahane, Bhuvneshwar return
- January 25, 2018

The latter kept his place in the side at the Wanderers but his performance on Wednesday did little to justify that decision. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers , who struck a breezy 80, gave South Africa a cushion to extend their lead to more than 250 and along with Faf du Plessis , has looked assured among the Proteas batsmen. (more...)
Ask the doctor: flu deaths, flu epidemic, and back pain Ask the doctor: flu deaths, flu epidemic, and back pain
- January 25, 2018

Our infection control manager is telling us that initially we are seeing a 10-30 percent efficacy rate for the vaccination. While there is now no universal flu vaccine - one that protects against all strains of the flu - and getting the flu shot doesn't guarantee you won't catch it, it's still an important yearly practice to protect yourself and those around you. (more...)
Main accused in Zainab rape, murder case arrested Main accused in Zainab rape, murder case arrested
- January 24, 2018

Residents of the area have said the murder was the 12th such incident in a year, setting off fears of a serial rapist killer on the loose. Zainab's father, Muhammad Amin Ansari, thanked all those who helped make the arrest in connection with his daughter's death, adding that he was in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage when he found out Zainab had vanished. (more...)
After decade-long manhunt, accused in 2008 Gujarat blasts arrested After decade-long manhunt, accused in 2008 Gujarat blasts arrested
- January 24, 2018

He is also involved in several terror-related cases being probed by police in Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. In order to evade Surat Police, he shifted his base to Bijapur, Karnataka. Qureshi has a gift of gab to influence and motivate impressionable minds into waging jihad, said the officer. From Ranchi, he went to Chappra and onward to Raxaul on the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar. (more...)
Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11 Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11
- January 24, 2018

Gunmen stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, the British aid agency said. Clashes were continuing at the scene on Wednesday morning and television footage showed smoke billowing from a vehicle and sporadic gunfire. (more...)
How to keep up with local news following Facebook news feed changes How to keep up with local news following Facebook news feed changes
- January 23, 2018

The social media giant unveiled another major change to the News Feed , announcing it will rank news organisations by trustworthiness based on user feedback, diminishing its own role in influencing what news people see. While content from reputable publishers will surface in News Feed , Facebook has not said how it will define which are considered reputable. "The hard question we've struggled with is how to decide what news sources are broadly trusted in a world with so much division". (more...)
Rush hour commuters injured as Sydney train crashes into buffers Rush hour commuters injured as Sydney train crashes into buffers
- January 23, 2018

Emergency services were called to the station just before 10am on Monday. " T1 Sydney Trains tweeted "#WesternLine 10:11 Richmond to Central service has been cancelled due to a train hitting the buffers at Richmond earlier". One caller to Sydney's 2GB radio who saw the crash said there was an "almighty bang". In a notice to workers, the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) said train bosses came to the meeting with an offer, but it was deemed to be "not up to scratch". (more...)
Zimbabwean opposition leader dies in helicopter crash in USA Zimbabwean opposition leader dies in helicopter crash in USA
- January 22, 2018

Police said the rugged terrain and lack of access slowed down their response time. Leading Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett has been killed with his wife in a helicopter crash in New Mexico state of the U.S., authorities said. Both Dodd and Cobb were experienced aviators who would not have taken unnecessary risks in the helicopter, Hill said. Cobb's wife, Martha, said the co-pilot survived being shot down the during the Vietnam War. (more...)
California lawmakers raise questions about 'torture house' and home schooling California lawmakers raise questions about 'torture house' and home schooling
- January 22, 2018

Some of the children were restrained with chains and padlocks. The couple was arrested on Sunday, and the conditions in their home in Perris, California , discovered after their emaciated 17-year-old daughter climbed out of a window of the family home and called police. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child' Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'
- January 22, 2018

Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister since 1856 when she formed a centre-left coalition in October. "It's been a long time to carry that secret", she said. Ardern took over the Labour leadership in July. "It is a woman's decision about when they choose to have children and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities", she said. (more...)
Doctor: Trump 'fit for office,' could improve diet, exercise
- January 22, 2018

Dr. Ronny Jackson , the White House physician, said on Tuesday that Trump was in excellent health overall but needed to lose weight, eat better, and break a sweat more often. Jackson, a longtime presidential physician, also described Trump as "very sharp" and told reporters the president was "absolutely. fit for duty", not just for the remainder of this term, but for another four years if he's re-elected. (more...)
S*ITHOLE REMARKS: Trump not a classical politician, France President Macron says S*ITHOLE REMARKS: Trump not a classical politician, France President Macron says
- January 22, 2018

These include budget contributions, freedom of movement within the EU and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. But the French President said London's financial centre could not enjoy the same level of access to the EU under May's current Brexit plan, which envisages Britain leaving the EU's single market and customs union. (more...)
Smart City project: Nine new cities including Bareilly, Erode and Itanagar added Smart City project: Nine new cities including Bareilly, Erode and Itanagar added
- January 21, 2018

Over private investment into the projects under the scheme, he said, roughly 25 per cent of the total investment would come from private sector. Under the smart cities scheme, central will allocate Rs 500 crore to each city for implementing various projects. (more...)
Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System
- January 21, 2018

The official cause of Halladay's death was blunt force trauma, with drowning a contributing factor. However, the coroner's report also noted that Halladay had morphine and zolpidem - the generic form of Ambien - in his system at the time of his passing. (more...)
Extreme weather seen as top 2018 global risk: WEF Extreme weather seen as top 2018 global risk: WEF
- January 21, 2018

Its Global Risks Report released Wednesday is based on a survey of almost 1,000 experts and decision-makers from business, academia and other fields about 30 risks over a 10-year horizon. The key message served up by this year's edition, released today, is that while the race for economic growth in 2018 presents big opportunities to address numerous creaking systems that underpin our functioning planet, we are still very much struggling to keep pace with everything that is changing. (more...)
HHS creates office to handle health workers' religious, moral complaints HHS creates office to handle health workers' religious, moral complaints
- January 21, 2018

The office of civil rights is a law enforcement agency within HHS that enforces federal laws protecting civil rights and conscience in health and human services, and the security and privacy of people's health information. The provision also requires health care providers to "treat individuals consistent with their gender identity". "This direct targeting of an already vulnerable community from the White House is part of a clear and risky pattern including revoking protections for trans ... (more...)
Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
- January 21, 2018

An official told AFP news agency the gunmen were "shooting at guests". Twenty-one people were killed including nine attackers. According to local police sources, several people have been taken hostage and some killed. "Some parts of the building caught fire following the gunfire and grenade explosions", an eyewitness told Xinhua earlier. Rahimi said the first and second floors of the hotel have been secured by Afghan forces, who are now trying to clear the fourth and fifth floors. (more...)
There's plenty of work that won't get done during a shutdown There's plenty of work that won't get done during a shutdown
- January 21, 2018

If the shutdown goes past February 1, however, pay checks will be delayed. The US government shut down at midnight Friday, the 18th such event in modern US history. That's what happened in 2013. "We fully expect the government to remain open, however in the event of a shutdown, national parks will remain as accessible as possible", a spokesman for the National Parks Service said. (more...)
Twitter to notify 677775 Americans who interacted with Russian-linked accounts Twitter to notify 677775 Americans who interacted with Russian-linked accounts
- January 21, 2018

So far, the company has identified more than 50,000 Russian-linked automated accounts, as well as almost 4,000 IRA-linked accounts. The company said it had discovered about 50,000 Russia-linked automated accounts that tweeted out some election-related content. (more...)
Some facts about President Trump's cognitive test Some facts about President Trump's cognitive test
- January 21, 2018

The White House physician said several times that there was nothing he was holding back, and that neither Trump nor his aides had coached him on what to say. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". Jackson said the water-gulping incident was a result of Suddafed. (more...)
Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon
- January 21, 2018

She served for the match at 5-4 in the third set but was broken by Davis , who later held three match points when leading 11-10 only for her opponent to fight back to level in the 22nd game. "I say that it's a big win in many ways, and I take it". After enduring a first set arm wrestle, Keys converted a fourth-break point chance at 4-3 to go ahead. (more...)
President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test
- January 20, 2018

Jackson, who has been the lead White House doctor since 2013 and oversaw two of Obama's physicals, told media members Tuesday that 12 other doctors consulted on Trump's examination, which lasted more than three hours. Any score of 26 or above on the ten-minute, 30-point exam is considered normal. Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent". (more...)
Majority of Australians do not care about Australia Day celebration Majority of Australians do not care about Australia Day celebration
- January 20, 2018

The issue proved more divisive for the Town of Victoria Park during October, after a motion for the council to celebrate the Australia Day on January 26 was eventually softened after Aboriginal Engagement Strategy Group (AESG) member Dylan Collard voiced his concerns. (more...)
Lebanon Allows Spielberg's New Film After Long-Time Ban Lebanon Allows Spielberg's New Film After Long-Time Ban
- January 20, 2018

Lebanon has banned screenings of The Post , the latest movie to be directed by Steven Spielberg , because of his links to Israel, according to reports in the Middle Eastern country and Hollywood. What seems especially incongruous is that Lebanon is one of the few countries in the Arab world still vigorously boycotting Israel, Raidy said. Lebanon also banned a movie by French-Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri in 2013, named The Attack , for using the shooting location of Tel Aviv and ... (more...)
DACA was a done deal until Trump's ego came into the equation DACA was a done deal until Trump's ego came into the equation
- January 20, 2018

President Trump announced in September that the program will be terminated by March 5, 2018, which will lead to the deportation of almost 700,000 DREAMers brought as children to the United States. However, as lawmakers return from the holiday weekend, the mood on Capitol Hill between the two parties - and even between factions within Republican enclaves - has soured after a tumultuous week that included a bipartisan group of senators announcing they had an immigration deal, Trump rejecting ... (more...)
Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany
- January 20, 2018

He lowered himself into the water, made a sign of the cross and submerged himself for a moment, in a scene captured by state media. Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 19, is one of the most important holidays in the Russian Orthodox tradition. (more...)
Kalter: BU study finds link between mild head hits and CTE Kalter: BU study finds link between mild head hits and CTE
- January 20, 2018

The study led by Boston University looked at the brains of four dead teenage athletes who had suffered head injuries days or weeks before they died. "Any meaningful prevention campaign has to focus on preventing all hits to the head, including subconcussive impacts". The research showed clearly just how early and insidiously CTE begins - and without the big blows that are of outsized concern. (more...)