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It's Groundhog Day: Michigan's Woody The Woodchuck Ready For Big Prediction It's Groundhog Day: Michigan's Woody The Woodchuck Ready For Big Prediction
- February 02, 2018

If the groundhog sees his shadow, that means six more weeks of winter are ahead. Last year, she called it correctly - an early spring - but we don't have a complete record of her earlier predictions . But if the groundhog doesn't see its shadow due to cloudy weather, it's believed that spring will arrive early that year. In 1887, Clymer H. Freas, city editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, was inspired by a group of local groundhog hunters to form the Punxsutawney ... (more...)
Russian Federation to US Navy: Get new maps Russian Federation to US Navy: Get new maps
- February 02, 2018

The US Navy has published several more videos showing the allegedly unsafe encounter of an EP-3 spy plane with a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Black Sea. Such incidents have added tension to Russia's relationship with the West, which has been severely strained by Moscow's takeover of Crimea, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, and its alleged meddling in the US election in 2016, among other things. (more...)
Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington' Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington'
- February 02, 2018

Overall, living in a normal home after spending eight years in the White House hasn't been a hard transition for the former First Family. But neither has any type of relationship with the Trumps, unlike past presidents and first ladies who have consulted and conversed with their predecessors. (more...)
Three flu-related deaths confirmed in South Georgia Three flu-related deaths confirmed in South Georgia
- February 02, 2018

It can be a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, and a more severe illness in others. With it widespread in the state, local hospitals are seeing an elevated demand for patients with flu-like symptoms, and long-term care facilities have endured outbreaks. (more...)
Former Gov. John Engler to be Michigan State's interim president Former Gov. John Engler to be Michigan State's interim president
- February 01, 2018

Engler was elected Michigan's 46th governor in 1990 and served until 2003. John Engler , shown here in 2014, was named interim president of Michigan State University on Wednesday, amid the fallout over sexual assaults committed by former school sports doctor Larry Nassar . (more...)
US Justice Department rejects new trial for senator US Justice Department rejects new trial for senator
- February 01, 2018

Menendez is now likely to run for reelection in November with the full support of his party, without the cloud of a corruption trial hanging over him. Melgen. He and Melgen were accused of conspiracy, bribery, and honest services fraud, among other charges. "We take no pleasure in seeing justice done at this stage in a case that should never have been brought". (more...)
Syrian opposition: Turkey to represent us at Sochi summit Syrian opposition: Turkey to represent us at Sochi summit
- February 01, 2018

Russia , a key ally of Syrian president Bashar Assad, says it invited 1,600 representatives to the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue but so far only the government and opposition representatives tolerated by it have shown up. The main result of the congress was the decision to establish a constitutional committee . The presidents also spoke of the "further coordination of Russian Federation and Turkey's efforts to ensure the stable functioning of de-escalation zones" in Syria ... (more...)
Ukrainian Embassy expects USA to continue steps to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation Ukrainian Embassy expects USA to continue steps to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation
- February 01, 2018

However, a US Treasury official later admitted to the Buzzfeed website that the oligarch list had been "inspired" by a ranking of the richest Russians compiled by Forbes magazine. They insist this is proof he's "soft" of Russian Federation. The list includes people already subject to sanctions due to their close ties to Putin, such as Arkady Rotenberg, as well as those seen as distant from the Kremlin , such as banker Oleg Tinkov and grocery tycoon Sergey Galitsky. (more...)
Putin apologises to athletes for situation around Olympic games Putin apologises to athletes for situation around Olympic games
- February 01, 2018

As a sanction for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Winter Olympics, which Russian Federation hosted in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the IOC in December banned Russian Federation from the Olympics, citing its "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the Olympic antidoping system. (more...)
Las Vegas Shooting Documents Include Second Person Of Interest Las Vegas Shooting Documents Include Second Person Of Interest
- February 01, 2018

Court records show authorities initially identified two "persons of interest" in addition to the lone gunman, Stephen Paddock, in the early hours after the Las Vegas shooting. That company, which started in 1991, sells ammunition by phone, according to its website. Cadish later ordered the full document not be published without redactions, but she acknowledged she couldn't order the newspaper to retract the name. (more...)
Three killed when helicopter crashes into California home Three killed when helicopter crashes into California home
- January 31, 2018

Fire crews said there were five people on the helicopter and they were all reported to be unconscious, KABC said. Roger Johnson was doing some woodwork in his garage when he heard the sound of a helicopter and then a tremendous boom across the street. (more...)
Ireland to hold referendum on abortion amendment in May
- January 31, 2018

The Attorney General Seamus Woulfe with President Michael D Higgins. A year ago a multi-party parliamentary committee recommended allowing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the basis for any legislation post-referendum. (more...)
Melania 'blindsided' by porn star story Melania 'blindsided' by porn star story
- January 31, 2018

Trump". Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump , told the Journal: "It is no secret that Mrs. Trump lived in New York City the first few months of the administration so that her son could finish school". CNN notes she did not appear at two dinners hosted by her husband at Mar-a-Lago during a trip in mid-January. After the report came out, Melania Trump's office announced she would not be accompanying the president to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (more...)
Netanyahu To Meet Putin To Discuss Russia-Israel Relations Netanyahu To Meet Putin To Discuss Russia-Israel Relations
- January 31, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made firm statements about Iran before leaving for Russian Federation to discuss the Islamic Republic with one of its key allies, President Vladimir Putin. The pair watched a presentation of the upcoming film "Sobibor" about the only successful uprising in a Nazi death camp and visited the Museum's exhibition. (more...)
President recognizes Otto Warmbier's parents during State of the Union President recognizes Otto Warmbier's parents during State of the Union
- January 31, 2018

With the two nations planning a range of events around the Olympics as goodwill measures, they had scheduled a joint cultural performance at the North's Mount Kumgang tourist resort on the east coast, just north of the De-Militarized Zone on Feb 4. (more...)
First Woman's Rep Blasts False Reviews About Melania Trump First Woman's Rep Blasts False Reviews About Melania Trump
- January 30, 2018

Bill Maher , the often controversial HBO political satirist, hit nerves on Friday night when he compared Melania Trump's marriage to Donald Trump to the Holocaust . There have been stylish first ladies throughout the history of the U.S., there have even been first ladies who were ex-models, but is Melania Trump (née Knauss) the hottest? On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Daniels kicked off her "Make America Horny Again" tour at a SC strip club. (more...)
Reporter Who Broke MSU Story Troubled By Responses By Dantonio, Izzo Reporter Who Broke MSU Story Troubled By Responses By Dantonio, Izzo
- January 30, 2018

Sunday began a stretch of six road games in Michigan State's final nine regular-season contests, and the environments figure to be even more hostile than usual. "I offer my support to coach [Mark] Dantonio and coach [Tom] Izzo in their efforts to rebuild and to help the victims in any way that they can". Walton left the Michigan State program after the season - OTL reported that he was sacked - and spent the next three seasons playing professional basketball overseas. (more...)
Finns vote in presidential election Finns vote in presidential election
- January 30, 2018

Matti Vanhanen, a candidate from Prime Minister Juha Sipila's Centre Party, received only 4.1 percent of votes, while the biggest opposition party Social Democrats' candidate, Tuula Haatainen, won just 3.3 percent. "For many years now Finland has been a key partner of Lithuania at both the bilateral level, in the Baltic Sea region and within the European Union", the president wrote in her message of congratulations. (more...)
Trump undecided on releasing memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump undecided on releasing memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation
- January 30, 2018

While President Trump has obviously not acted on that desire, he's certainly been active in his condemnation of the investigation and that it is so-called "fake news". "I've got legislation protecting Mr. Mueller, and I'd be glad to pass it tomorrow", Graham told the ABC News "This Week" program. Trump, who has called the investigations a hoax and witch hunt, is inclined to release it, CNN has reported . (more...)
Elon Musk's Roadster to enter orbit any day Elon Musk's Roadster to enter orbit any day
- January 30, 2018

Although Elon Musk and his aerospace company SpaceX were overly optimistic about the time it would take to design and build Falcon Heavy , the California-based space startup has been making steady progress on the super-heavy-lift launch vehicle over the past five years. (more...)
Trump target at Federal Bureau of Investigation leaving his top position at agency Trump target at Federal Bureau of Investigation leaving his top position at agency
- January 30, 2018

News is reporting that the day after FBI Director James Comey was sacked, President Donald Trump called then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to complain that Comey was able to fly home on a government plane. The president had thrown jabs at McCabe in a manner unusual for a president and a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official. Jill McCabe had recently lost her bid for a state Senate seat. (more...)
MSU Coaches Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio Complicit in Sexual Assault Reporting Suppression MSU Coaches Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio Complicit in Sexual Assault Reporting Suppression
- January 29, 2018

It maintains that no official believed allegations against Nassar until they were reported in the media in 2016, CNN said. Nassar was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years for molesting young female athletes. The report from Outside the Lines is extremely detailed and definitely worth looking at, but a few key items stand out . Wayne State University Press and the Charles H. (more...)
Jaitley to table Economic Survey, triple talaq bill in focus Jaitley to table Economic Survey, triple talaq bill in focus
- January 29, 2018

Sources said the Triple Talaq Bill, which virtually stalled the Rajya Sabha in the last session, was not discussed at the meeting. He also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will leave no stone unturned in talking to and convincing the political parties on the issue. (more...)
Founder of Ikea furniture chain dead at 91 Founder of Ikea furniture chain dead at 91
- January 29, 2018

Ingvar Kamprad, whose boyhood business of selling pencils and seeds from his bicycle in Sweden eventually grew into the Ikea furniture chain, has died. He eschewed formal business suits, dressed in well-worn clothes and in later years drove an old Volvo. The business now has around 400 stores, many of them cavernous warehouses in out-of-town malls and roughly 1 billion people visited them previous year. (more...)
Pope Apologises for Sexual Abuse Comments That 'Wounded Many' Pope Apologises for Sexual Abuse Comments That 'Wounded Many'
- January 29, 2018

Flying home from the most contested trip of his papacy, Francis said Barros would remain bishop of Osorno, Chile as long as there's no evidence implicating him in the cover-up. Last week, the Pope accused the victims of sexual abuse of slander, saying that their attacks against Bishop Juan Barros have no justification, since the Pope considers there is no evidence against Barros. (more...)
Kremlin denies Russian Federation violates sanctions on North Korea Kremlin denies Russian Federation violates sanctions on North Korea
- January 29, 2018

South Korea sent officials to North Korea to check preparations at the scenic Diamond Mountain resort and a training session between non-Olympic skiers at the Masik ski resort the countries plan to hold before the Olympics. "Diplomacy should impose reason on Kim's reckless rhetoric and risky provocations", Mattis said, according to Reuters . The South Koreans have since said that Trump has both denied reports that a limited strike was being considered and insisted that there would be no ... (more...)
Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta
- January 28, 2018

He made the remarks on Saturday, after the end of 2 days of UN-brokered talks in Austria between the Syrian government and opposition. Having regained the upper hand on the battlefield after almost seven years of conflict, Assad appears unwilling to negotiate with his enemies at all, let alone step down as part of any peaceful solution as rebels and opposition groups have demanded. (more...)
Li leads by one in Dubai Li leads by one in Dubai
- January 28, 2018

The Northern Irishman bounced back with an eagle-three at the 10th and posted gains at the 13th and 16th, before matching Li's birdie at the par-five last. It guaranteed that he goes out in the final group in the final round, walking the fairways with a two-time victor of the tournament and a four-time major champion. (more...)
Closing arguments in former Rider Joe McKnight murder trial are underway Closing arguments in former Rider Joe McKnight murder trial are underway
- January 28, 2018

Defense attorney Matthew Goetz said he would appeal. Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own auto. Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own vehicle. McKnight had been considered one of the best running backs in the country while playing at the University of Southern California in 2007. (more...)
Govt claims it sacked Richardson from Rakhine advisory body Govt claims it sacked Richardson from Rakhine advisory body
- January 27, 2018

A separate statement from the nine remaining members of the advisory board on Thursday said they met this week "with open minds" and agreed "to speak with one voice". File image of Rodrigo Duterte with Aung San Suu Kyi. "She needs to start listening to her friends, people like me that are giving her frank advice that things are not going well, but she doesn't seem to want to hear this". (more...)
Man shot in Sydney 'after stabbing police officer' Man shot in Sydney 'after stabbing police officer'
- January 27, 2018

NSW Police stepped up their presence at the scene of the incident with dozens more police officers and several ambulances arriving before senior police declared the shooting a Critical Incident. The incident took place nearby the Maroubra Junction Hotel, with patrons and staff directed by police to evacuate the area. "They were pushing us out the door, telling us to get out, it was a crime scene". (more...)
Local DACA recipients, political leaders react to citizenship proposal Local DACA recipients, political leaders react to citizenship proposal
- January 27, 2018

But the new plan - drafted by Mr Stephen Miller, the President's domestic policy adviser, and General John Kelly, the White House chief of staff - was immediately rejected by Democrats, immigration advocates and some Republicans, with some describing it as nothing but an attempt to rid the country of immigrants and shut the nation's borders. (more...)
Malloy and Cuomo Say They Will Fight Trump Tax Reform in Court Malloy and Cuomo Say They Will Fight Trump Tax Reform in Court
- January 27, 2018

Andrew Cuomo said the law tramples states' rights and discriminates against high-tax states that are dominated by Democratic residents. The governors said their states already give back enough tax revenue and that they're still deciding how to proceed with their lawsuit. (more...)
West Coast gets prime view of total lunar eclipse West Coast gets prime view of total lunar eclipse
- January 26, 2018

The moon orbits around the Earth and as a result we see different amounts of the lit-up side. A supermoon is about 14 percent more dazzling than an average moon. The last Blue Moon in the United States came in late July 2015. It is the light bending around the Earth due to gravity that passes through a portion of the atmosphere that causes the shift in color. (more...)
Swiss mummy is UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's 'great-grandmummy' Swiss mummy is UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's 'great-grandmummy'
- January 26, 2018

Although the woman was laid in a 16th century coffin, there was no gravestone marking her name, making her identification hard. Last year, they discovered that the body had been discovered previously, in 1843. According to the BBC , Bischoff had seven children, of which two survived past childhood. But before her death in 1787, she returned to Basel for syphilis treatment. (more...)
Milan train crash kills 3, injures dozens Milan train crash kills 3, injures dozens
- January 26, 2018

The regional train had left the town of Cremona at 5:32 am and was scheduled to arrive in Milan at 7:24 am. Two cars peeled off the rails and came to rest at an angle. That account fits with what witnesses described , which was that the train began to shake violently before the impact. Local authorities have announced delays in train services. (more...)
Tourists reminded to save water in Cape Tourists reminded to save water in Cape
- January 26, 2018

Cape Town, now on Level 6B water restrictions, is still not achieving its target of 500 megaliters per day. She does not believe people will comply, and Day Zero will be around April 12. According to The Guardian , Elliott's restaurant Cape to Cuba stopped serving tap water and is asking customers to only flush solids while using the restrooms. (more...)
New Man United deal recognises 'hard work and dedication' - Mourinho New Man United deal recognises 'hard work and dedication' - Mourinho
- January 26, 2018

Maybe. Maybe too he could have given a little more to adapt to us, but I don't have any regrets, he's in our history now and we have a player who can operate anywhere in the attacking positions. Should he remain at United for the duration of his new contract, Mourinho's stay would be the longest of his mangerial career. Yeovil will be without the former Manchester United trainee Otis Khan , who begins a five-game ban after being sent off against Chesterfield last weekend after pushing ... (more...)
Mayor Landrieu cancels meeting with White House after latest 'sanctuary' warnings Mayor Landrieu cancels meeting with White House after latest 'sanctuary' warnings
- January 26, 2018

Those 23 communities, including New York City , made the decision after receiving letters from the Department of Justice saying they weren't complying with federal immigration law. Other Democratic mayors, like New Orleans' Mitch Landrieu , also declined to attend Wednesday's event at the White House, citing the administration's targeting of sanctuary cities. (more...)
High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix
- January 26, 2018

Most of the chase was on freeways, including Interstate 10, and at normal driving speeds as troopers tailed the SUV from a distance and a law enforcement helicopter flew overhead. The chase came to an end when the driver crashed head-on into an SUV. "It sounded like a big, nearly like a generator exploding or something". Bystanders then began pointing at the man, and the troopers pounced on him, forcing him to the ground. (more...)
Melania Trump cancels plans to fly with Trump to Davos Melania Trump cancels plans to fly with Trump to Davos
- January 26, 2018

Hours later, after a Senate agreement was reached to end the shutdown, Pence said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the impasse was ending "thanks to the firm stand taken by President Trump " and congressional Republicans. (more...)
Most famous fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin passes away Most famous fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin passes away
- January 25, 2018

It explores the effects of gender and sex in society, and was one of the first major feminist science fiction books. There she met and married another Fulbright scholar, Charles Le Guin. Martin and- if we're talking other women of peerless talent in the field of fantasy writing and worldbuilding- Anne McCaffrey or Diana Wynne Jones. Other of her books have been adapted into stage plays, operas or TV miniseries, and an adaptation of The Left Hand of Darkness has been in development. (more...)
Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive
- January 25, 2018

The Observatory said 43 Ankara-backed rebels and 38 Kurdish fighters had been killed in the fighting so far. "This is a tough circle to square". He said he plans to "foil games along our borders starting from Manbij ", adding that "we will clean our region from this trouble completely". (more...)
Victims identified in Kentucky school shooting; witnesses describe running for their lives Victims identified in Kentucky school shooting; witnesses describe running for their lives
- January 25, 2018

Preston Ryan Cope , age 15, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center. One victim was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, according to WPSD. "I would hope that people in Marshall County would know that the people in the Paducah community are right there for you", she said. They were later bused to a neighboring school where parents could retrieve them, the Marshall County Tribune-Courier newspaper said. (more...)
Disgraced Olympic Doctor Nassar Faces Sex Abuse Victims in Court Disgraced Olympic Doctor Nassar Faces Sex Abuse Victims in Court
- January 24, 2018

Hutchins traveled two hours to Nassar's Lansing-area home to see him for leg injuries. "Why wouldn't she ask for more information?" She continued to compete in national events. The sentencing hearing will resume Tuesday. Following the disclosure of the scandal, the former USA Gymnastics president resigned previous year and the organization adopted a series of measures in order to prevent future cases of abuse. (more...)
All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit
- January 24, 2018

The Minister also expressed hope of deeper trade and investment relations between India and ASEAN countries. RCEP is a mega trade pact among these countries and aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. (more...)
Pakistan police arrest main suspect in Zainab rape and murder case Pakistan police arrest main suspect in Zainab rape and murder case
- January 24, 2018

He informed that Zainab's rape and murder was the eighth incident of similar nature that had taken place in Kasur since June 2015. Reports say the culprit disappeared from the neighbourhood shortly after his release. Police are on the scene and have urged people to remain calm. The police also arrested four other persons on the information provided by the accused. (more...)
White House: 'Flake-Graham-Durbin' Agreement on Immigration 'Dead on Arrival' White House: 'Flake-Graham-Durbin' Agreement on Immigration 'Dead on Arrival'
- January 24, 2018

The bipartisan deal Sen. Sanders told reporters at the White House that blaming Miller is 'a sad and desperate attempt by a few people trying to tarnish a staffer'. "Look, this is the president's agenda". 'This is the president's agenda. "I believe it addresses the principles that we've laid out and it would be something that we would support", Sanders said. (more...)
Canada to sign on to Pacific trade pact Canada to sign on to Pacific trade pact
- January 24, 2018

He added Japan would explain the importance of the deal to Washington in hopes of persuading the USA to join. The 11 countries have a combined GDP of $12.4 trillion and includes Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. (more...)
King, Queen to take part in World Economic Forum in Davos King, Queen to take part in World Economic Forum in Davos
- January 24, 2018

President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss alps was in doubt on Monday as the us government shutdown stretched into a third day White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders. The charge will be led by French President Emmanuel Macron , the new star of European politics, who in an audacious move, has invited numerous business leaders who will be in Davos to the Palace of Versailles on Monday to press them to invest in France. (more...)