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Cuomo: NY will pay salaries to keep Statue of Liberty open Cuomo: NY will pay salaries to keep Statue of Liberty open
- January 23, 2018

The hit-or-miss closures forced tourists and residents alike to alter their plans. The federal government shut down on Saturday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress feuded over spending, including a program that protects young undocumented immigrants. (more...)
3 of USA Gymnastics' top leaders resign as Nassar sentencing hearing continues 3 of USA Gymnastics' top leaders resign as Nassar sentencing hearing continues
- January 23, 2018

It's a woman who dedicated over 40 years and I've been here 33 with her and I think I know what she stands for. "I'm away from my two dogs so having him here has been unbelievable and comforting". Nassar was already sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography December 7. USA Gymnastics also said in the Monday statement it will work to promote athlete safety and prevent future abuse by adopting and enforcing its new "safe sport" policy that more clearly defines misconduct ... (more...)
No deal in Senate as shutdown expanding No deal in Senate as shutdown expanding
- January 23, 2018

Senate Democrats blocked a temporary governmentwide funding bill Friday night, demanding progress on legislation to protect about 700,000 so-called Dreamer immigrants who were brought illegally to the country as children. The vote was moved from 1 a.m. ET Monday to noon after it became clear Democrats would block the spending bill over disagreements on a variety of issues, most notably what do about young people affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . (more...)
The 20 Cities That Might Be Home to Amazon's Second Headquarters The 20 Cities That Might Be Home to Amazon's Second Headquarters
- January 22, 2018

In Texas, Austin and Dallas are still in the hunt. The almost two dozen now double down to compete for a $5 billion capital investment and 50,000 new tech-oriented jobs. "Ontario's greatest strength is our people and that's exactly what we communicated directly to Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos", said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Economic Development and Growth Steven Del Duca in a joint statement after news broke of Toronto making the shortlist. (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Israel, heads to Jerusalem US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Israel, heads to Jerusalem
- January 22, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport at around 7:00 PM on Sunday evening. Since then, the controversy has continued over President Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and announcement about relocating the U.S. (more...)
Trump, Theresa May to meet at Davos economic forum Trump, Theresa May to meet at Davos economic forum
- January 21, 2018

He also discussed GST and demonitisation in detail. Top business leaders and bankers are also likely to take part. On the government side, 1993's group of idealistic dreamers will be represented this year by Ebrahim Patel, then a little known trade unionist, now the Economics Development Minister. (more...)
Egyptian President Aspires to Second Term of Office Egyptian President Aspires to Second Term of Office
- January 21, 2018

The campaigning period for the 2018 elections will kickstart on February 24 and end on March 23, state news Al-Ahram reported. Over 12 million signatures were also collected as part of Sisi's non-official campaign dubbed as "So That You Can Build It", back in December, in support of Sisi to run for another presidential term. (more...)
Bare-Chested Putin Takes Icy Plunge to Mark Orthodox Epiphany Bare-Chested Putin Takes Icy Plunge to Mark Orthodox Epiphany
- January 20, 2018

Putin, like many Orthodox Christians across the globe, bathed in the waters of a local lake in a ceremony that in Russian Federation dates back to the 16th century, Efe news reported . It is believed the water of the Epiphany is full of healing properties and can purify a believer of their sins. Other Orthodox countries such as Ukraine and Belarus mark Epiphany in similar ways, while in Bulgaria the holiday incorporates a competitive element-not only are each town's most able-bodied ... (more...)
Lebanon bans The Post movie Lebanon bans The Post movie
- January 20, 2018

Over the past three years , at least five films either directed or produced by Spielberg were accepted and approved by the Lebanese censorship board. Last summer, Lebanese authorities officially banned the " Wonder Woman " movie, following the casting of Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress, in the movie's lead role. (more...)
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Bounce Back After the Plunge Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Bounce Back After the Plunge
- January 19, 2018

South Korea announced a few days that they were seeking out ways to regulate cryptocurrencies, with rumors of an outright ban. "There is a lot of panic in the market". Mr Wilson described the collapse as a "tipping point" for Bitcoin , adding that it could see a move down to the $8,000 level. Bitcoin's fall is part of a broader cryptocurrency sell-off. (more...)
Tillerson: US needs Turkey's help to work on Syria's future Tillerson: US needs Turkey's help to work on Syria's future
- January 19, 2018

Syria's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the United States is unwelcome to take part in the rebuilding process in Syria, accusing Washington of creating suffering and destruction only. He said the USA, the European Union and regional partners will not provide reconstruction assistance to any area under control of the Assad regime, but once Assad is gone, the U.S. (more...)
Trump tax bill now law Trump tax bill now law
- January 19, 2018

Trump said he was going to wait until January to sign the bill in a larger, more ceremonial setting until he saw television news coverage Friday morning speculating about whether he'd sign it before Christmas. Republicans are trying to navigate the "awful politics" of the tax bill by saying that everybody will " benefit from the explosion of growth and wages that cutting taxes on corporations will supposedly produce". (more...)
Baby Moshe arrives at Foreigners Regional Registration Office in Mumbai Baby Moshe arrives at Foreigners Regional Registration Office in Mumbai
- January 18, 2018

Our job is to encourage you to innovate. During the Cold War, India didn't have open relations with Israel, leaning heavily in favor of the Palestinians. "He produces drone which goes up the sky and identifies landmines, it'll save lives". Netanyahu lays wreath at the memorial to 26/11 terror attack victims at Taj Hotel in Mumbai . (more...)
Kazakhstan: 52 killed after bus catches fire in Aktau region Kazakhstan: 52 killed after bus catches fire in Aktau region
- January 18, 2018

Emergency officials in Kazakhstan have reported that at least 52 people were killed on January 18 after a bus burst into flames on the highway running north to south from Uzbekistan to Russian Federation. Video footage also posted on the web showed it positioned diagonally across a two-lane freeway in the middle of a snow-covered steppe, in flames and emitting heavy black smoke. (more...)
7-year sentence for Gargol killer in case with Facebook selfie evidence 7-year sentence for Gargol killer in case with Facebook selfie evidence
- January 18, 2018

A series of tips later led police to a witness who said Antoine had admitted arguing with Gargol and choking her. In court, Crown prosecutor Robin Ritter outlined a complicated investigation that took almost two years to complete. Her sentencing hearing is now underway. "I'll never forgive myself". Antoine admits to the killing, but says she doesn't remember strangling Gargol to death. (more...)
Turkey Refuses 'Terrorist Army' on its Border with Syria Turkey Refuses 'Terrorist Army' on its Border with Syria
- January 18, 2018

Military convoys have moved toward the border with Afrin this week. Along with Afrin, Erdogan has also threatened Manbij, a town the Kurdish-led SDF seized from ISIS in 2016. Stoltenberg said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation understood Turkey's concerns regarding the matter, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported . This could be a significant new development in the Syrian civil war, which is now nearly seven years old. (more...)
Walmart is offering free opioid disposal kits Walmart is offering free opioid disposal kits
- January 18, 2018

Other developed countries are not experiencing the same rates of people dying from opioids as Americans, which experts say could be because opioids are prescribed significantly more in the United States than other countries. "Too frequently, those harmful narcotics stay un-secured where children, visitors or teens may have access", Arkansas Senator John Boozman said in an announcement. (more...)
Shelby Mustang GT500 to take the fight against the Hellcat Shelby Mustang GT500 to take the fight against the Hellcat
- January 18, 2018

That's around 522kW, which would be well up on the previous model's 494kW effort. Plans for the supercharged V8 were revealed at the Detroit motor show late on Monday - 24 hours after the limited-edition Mustang Bullitt was unveiled on Sunday. (more...)
Schools across South Louisiana close tomorrow as winter weather moves in Schools across South Louisiana close tomorrow as winter weather moves in
- January 17, 2018

Joseph Catholic Schools will be closed. All schools and centers in Bossier Parish will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to wintry weather and unsafe driving conditions. The Paris-Henry County Jaycees announced Tuesday that they will be taking entry forms for the World's Biggest Fish Fry pageants from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday night at the Krider Performing Arts Center. (more...)
Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace
- January 17, 2018

Parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) slammed the ruling of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the license of social news network Rappler . Widespread protests from here and overseas on Tuesday greeted a government agency's decision to shut down a media outfit that has been critical of the Duterte administration, pointing out the move aimed to stifle press freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution. (more...)
U2 pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan: U2 pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan: "Limerick's 'Bel Canto'"
- January 17, 2018

London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement Tuesday morning that officers were called to a Westminster hotel Monday morning, where a 46-year-old woman was pronounced dead. Her three Cranberries bandmates said in a tweet that they were devastated at the passing of an "extraordinary talent". Suffice to say, I am very sad to lose someone who meant so much to me and to many people across the world. (more...)
Venezuela claims it captured, killed members of 'terrorist cell' after Caracas shootout Venezuela claims it captured, killed members of 'terrorist cell' after Caracas shootout
- January 17, 2018

The statement did not specify whether Perez had been captured during the operation. President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government has described him as a "fanatic, extremist terrorist" and a manhunt has been under way for months. Eventually, the protests fizzled out and the socialist president prevailed, despite a staggering crisis caused by falling oil prices, spiraling inflation and corruption. (more...)
Russian, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria and Iran nuclear deal Russian, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria and Iran nuclear deal
- January 17, 2018

Iran warned Saturday that it won't accept any changes to the nuclear deal. The two countries are working actively on their joint initiative on the transition from military confrontation to a political settlement on the Korean Peninsula, one of the most serious topics on the global agenda, he said. (more...)
Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in Kosovo
- January 17, 2018

An Opel Astra auto was later found burned in the suburbs of Mitrovica...thought to be the same vehicle used while shooting. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air strikes on Serbia forced Belgrade to withdraw troops from Kosovo in 1999 and the US-led alliance keeps 5,000 soldiers there to maintain a delicate peace. (more...)
A look at media coverage of the U.S. surveillance bill A look at media coverage of the U.S. surveillance bill
- January 16, 2018

The legislation, which needs to be reauthorized by Congress before January 19, 2018, served as the legal justification for the PRISM program, which was uncovered and revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013. House leaders hadn't expected much of a debate on 702 reauthorization and so hadn't done much in the way of whipping votes, with the result that Section 702 itself-an essential tool in the fight against global terrorism-appeared to be in jeopardy. (more...)
Abbas confirms Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital Abbas confirms Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital
- January 16, 2018

Abbas said that "Israel has ended the Oslo agreement", and therefore the Central Council needs to think of "where should we go from here?" Singling out one country that he accused of playing an underhand role, but chose not to name, he said: "Stay away from us". (more...)
Vehicle left dangling from office building in California Vehicle left dangling from office building in California
- January 16, 2018

Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the auto they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office. The vehicle crash caused a small fire at the place. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A crane reportedly was to be used to extract the vehicle from the building. (more...)
United States discloses PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria United States discloses PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria
- January 15, 2018

Turkey's National Security Council, which advises on military actions, is scheduled to meet on January 17. Syria's main Kurdish groups have emerged as one of the few winners of the Syrian war, and are working to entrench their autonomy over swathes of northern Syria. (more...)
Central Pacific Coast of Peru under Tsunami Warning after 7.1 natural disaster Central Pacific Coast of Peru under Tsunami Warning after 7.1 natural disaster
- January 15, 2018

It injured 65 people. The last time Peru was struck by a massive quake was in November 2015, when a 7.6 natural disaster struck northwest of Iberia. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, tsunami waves are possible within 300 km of the epicentre along the coast of Peru. The center later issued a bulletin saying no such waves were detected and the threat had passed. (more...)
Palestinian fisherman dies of wounds in Gaza Palestinian fisherman dies of wounds in Gaza
- January 15, 2018

The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday. The IDF demolished a terror tunnel late Motzoei Shabbos, the army announced Sunday morning. Terrorists from Gaza's ruling Hamas terrorist organization, and from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, both died in the attacks. While Hamas claimed that the tunnel was used to pass goods into Gaza, the IDF said that it was meant to smuggle weapons and militants into the ... (more...)
MSUM student with Hawaii ties relieved missile warning was a false alarm MSUM student with Hawaii ties relieved missile warning was a false alarm
- January 15, 2018

But for more than a half hour, while the agency struggled to retract the warning, panicked Hawaiians scrambled to find shelter. A mistaken alert went out Saturday warning of a missile headed toward Hawaii , Jan. "This was purely a state exercise", they said. Miyagi said he meant to produce a report about the incident by next week. "This will not happen again", he added. (more...)
Nelson: Is Florida fully 'off the table' for offshore drilling? Nelson: Is Florida fully 'off the table' for offshore drilling?
- January 15, 2018

Offshore drilling is a lose-lose proposition, and the entire proposed 5-year offshore oil lease plan should be withdrawn. In addition to Florida's Scott, the Republican governors of South Carolina , Maryland, New Hampshire and New Jersey are all against opening the Atlantic to drilling, too, as are the Democratic governors of North Carolina, Delaware and Virginia. (more...)
India's top judges accuse Chief Justice of undue influence in hearings India's top judges accuse Chief Justice of undue influence in hearings
- January 15, 2018

In their letter, written by Retired Supreme Court judge PB Sawant, and high court judges AP Shah, K Chandru and H Suresh, they said that only "rational, transparent and fair" allocation could assure people that there was no "misuse of power" to "achieve a particular result in important and sensitive cases". (more...)
GM hopes to produce autonomous vehicle by 2019 GM hopes to produce autonomous vehicle by 2019
- January 14, 2018

Under the standards now in place, Hemmersbaugh said, "we can't achieve them without a human driver or without a steering wheel". "We believe the best way to bring self-driving technology to the world is to expose them to the same unique and complex traffic scenarios human drivers face every day". (more...)
Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un
- January 14, 2018

Trump has said North Korea won't be allowed to develop a nuclear missile capable of striking the US, and has threatened war if economic sanctions and negotiations can't avert Kim's ambitions for such a weapon. "You'll see that a lot with me", he said, "and then all of the sudden somebody's my best friend". You give me 30. In another article on 38North, Alexander Vorontsov, the head of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russia Academy of Sciences, was quoted as saying that North ... (more...)
Announces transfer from Georgia Announces transfer from Georgia
- January 14, 2018

Clearly Fromm, who is a year younger, is Georgia's new starting quarterback, leaving Eason looking at being a backup. Huskies coach Chris Petersen and his staff signed two four-star quarterbacks in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff for the 2018 season. (more...)
IRS rolls out new tax tables for promised bigger paychecks IRS rolls out new tax tables for promised bigger paychecks
- January 14, 2018

Congressional Democrats are concerned that in making those changes, the IRS may have caved to pressure from the administration to deliver immediate tax savings to workers' paychecks while exposing taxpayers to higher tax bills in 2019. And roughly three-quarters of tax filers are overwithheld because they take too few allowances. The W-4 is the form you filled out when you started your job in which you indicated the federal income tax you wanted withheld from your paycheck. (more...)
100% FDI in retail will harm shopkeepers, says CPI-M 100% FDI in retail will harm shopkeepers, says CPI-M
- January 13, 2018

Foreign airlines can now invest up to 49% in national carrier Air India under the Government approval route after receiving a green signal from the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs on Wednesday. In the financial year 2016-17, total FDI of U.S. $ 60.08 billion has been received, which is an all-time high, read the statement issued by the government. (more...)
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India next week Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India next week
- January 13, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the Israeli delegation for lunch at Hyderabad House. India and Israel will reaffirm their already strong economic and defence ties, and Netanyahu will also emphasising the bond that the two nations, which celebrated the silver jubilee of their diplomatic relatons a year ago. (more...)
Watch Margot Robbie recall the awkward time she met Obama Watch Margot Robbie recall the awkward time she met Obama
- January 13, 2018

Upon arrival, it was raining so they chose to head to the gym to find an activity. When they did finally set out on their romantic Tahitian honeymoon, they stayed at a small luxury resort for part of their trip. Ellen gladly introduced the newlyweds to the former President, and the group finished their workout with a stretching class that consisted of Tom awkwardly trying to keep his dignity and not flash anyone. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt's remains in critical condition Jessica Falkholt's remains in critical condition
- January 12, 2018

The 29-year-old actress was involved in a Boxing Day crash while traveling with her parents and sister. Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's life support has been turned off after she was critically injured in a horror crash. No decision is made without Jessica's wants in mind. Paul Ponticello, brother to Vivian and uncle to Jessica, said he "always thought we would grow old together". (more...)
Israel Launches Security Campaign in Nablus After the Killing of Settler Israel Launches Security Campaign in Nablus After the Killing of Settler
- January 12, 2018

J Street and its student affiliate, J Street U, launched a campaign a year ago to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes . The military said forces were conducting searches in a neighboring village for the suspect behind the shooting death this week of an Israeli man when Palestinians hurled a "massive" amount of rocks at them. (more...)
Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain
- January 12, 2018

The UK Foreign Office has turned down a request from the Ecuadorean government to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic status . In June 2012, Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy to avoid an extradition warrant over allegations of sexual misconduct and has remained there ever since. (more...)
GOP accuses Dems of holding budget deal hostage over DACA
- January 11, 2018

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has shielded the immigrants, who entered the U.S.as young people, from deportation. "If you only build a wall, only a 'wall, ' without using technology, individuals, drones, observations, etc., you're not going to secure the border", Sen. (more...)
California Rep. Darrell Issa not seeking re-election in 2018 California Rep. Darrell Issa not seeking re-election in 2018
- January 11, 2018

Democrats had made defeating Issa one of their top priorities in the midterm elections. He presided over contentious hearings into the attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi , Libya, and on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. (more...)
Winter storm watch issued for OH from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning Winter storm watch issued for OH from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
- January 11, 2018

Temperatures will plummet into the single digits and teens late tonight which may cause a flash freeze on area roadways. In addition, rapidly falling temperatures will create icy conditions as the initial wintry mix of precipitation freezes to surfaces including walkways and roads. (more...)
Trump calls author of book on him 'a total loser' Trump calls author of book on him 'a total loser'
- January 10, 2018

In the book , Trump's advisor, Steve Bannon , describes a betrayal and the president's approach to a group of Russians, questioning his readiness for the post, and revealing how his wife cried during the election night. In his interview with the BBC, Wolff was asked if he believed that Bannon felt Trump was unfit to serve as president and would try to bring him down. (more...)
Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday
- January 10, 2018

Dubbed the " BithEnergy MLK Unity 5K ", the event will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Gateway Drive, and is in an effort to "unify the community" around the celebration of the civil rights movement, said Howard County Branch NAACP President Willie Flowers. (more...)
Mother, boyfriend sought in torture, murder of girl, 4 Mother, boyfriend sought in torture, murder of girl, 4
- January 10, 2018

On the morning of New Year's Day , police responded to a report of an unresponsive girl at a home in the Rawsonville Woods Mobile Home Community in Sumpter Township, Mich ., about 30 miles southwest of Detroit. Police say Fields ran away from the home. Both Diaz and Fields are being charged with murder. According to neighbors, Child Protective Services had been to the home several times over the years, but the children were never taken from the home. (more...)
Cong welcomes SC decision to revisit gay sex law Cong welcomes SC decision to revisit gay sex law
- January 09, 2018

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi ruled against the law, but in 2013, the Supreme Court set aside that ruling , keeping the law in place. A celebration of gay marriage outside the U.S. What is the present situation? Noting that the curative petition against its 2013 judgement is pending before a five-judge Constitution bench, the apex court said the present petition will also be heard by the same larger bench and that a finality could be attained whether gay sex between two consenting ... (more...)