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Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case


Prosecutors allege that Menendez engaged in a bribery scheme with co-defendant Salomon Melgen , a longtime friend, doing political favors for him in exchange for luxury hotel stays and campaign donations. He's running for re-election this year despite his legal trouble and already has become a punching bag for national Republicans, who have sought to tie Menendez to other Democrats on the ballot this year. Read More »

Australian Open 2018: Federer gets stiff test, American Sandgren stuns Wawrinka


The Swiss former champion, seeded ninth, beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6 (2) in his first competitive match for six months to set up a second-round clash with American Tennys Sandgren. Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was among the five seeded women to lose. Karolina Pliskova looked utterly dominant in a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Beatriz Haddad Maia. Read More »

Friday weather: Showers likely, with highs in the mid-40s


Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 29 degrees. Depending on whether you are an optimist or pessimist, skies will be either partly sunny or mostly cloudy, and temps will be warm through Saturday . Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Sunny, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Monday , there is a 40 percent chance of showers after noon, the weather service said. Read More »

Wipro Q3 Profit Declines On Slightly Lower Revenues; Declares Dividend


Net profit fell to 19.31 billion rupees ($303 million) in the three months to December 31, from 21.10 billion rupees a year earlier, Wipro said on Friday. "We surpassed the milestone of $2 billion in quarterly revenues for IT Services on the back of rigorous execution of our strategy", said Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board. Read More »

Iran deal must be preserved — United Nations chief


The decision by US President Donald Trump to waive sanctions against Iran for a further 120 days has reopened the four-year-old "what to do about Iran" debate.While some have condemned Trump for delaying the imposition of harsh sanctions against the mullahs, others have castigated him for his call to re-negotiate the nuclear deal pushed by his predecessor Barack Obama.Conducting the debate on Iran in a calm and constructive way has proven hard for the global community for two reasons.The ... Read More »

First Super Blue Blood Moon in over 150 years is coming


The first full moon of this month took place on January 1. While the moon is in the earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a "blood moon", Gordon Johnston, programme executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters in Washington, NASA said in a statement. Read More »

US Government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

A measure has passed the House, but there are roadblocks in the Republican-controlled Senate, where 60 votes are needed, there isn't enough Democratic support and some GOP senators are voting no. After the shutdown began, Trump noted that the stock market had done well, arguing that closing the government might even be good for the economy. A shutdown would affect an estimated 4,000 local union employees, Federoff said . Read More »

Trump Accuses Democrat of Undermining Trust on Immigration


At 239 pounds and a BMI of 29.9, Trump sits just below the obesity level. Trump will be making some changes to his diet and exercise in an effort to lose weight. "I found no evidence that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process", Jackson told reporters during Tuesday's White House briefing. Read More »

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House


As lawmakers probed Bannon's time working for Trump, his attorney got on the phone with the White House counsel's office, relaying questions and asking what Bannon could tell Congress. President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russian Federation. Read More »

PM Karen Karapetyan to attend Davos World Economic Forum


Modi will not be meeting the US President Donald Trump . "Besides, there will be scope for pull asides, details of which are being worked out", he said. Indian PM Modi will address the world leaders on January 23. Both the countries are set to participate in the WEF annual meet. 38 major head from International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and World Bank will attend the summit along with 2,000 CEOs, including 100 from India in the five-day summit. Read More »

After Court Ruling, Homeland Security Begins Processing DACA Extensions


Almost a third of beneficiaries are estimated to live in California. DACA would end March 5 unless Congress can pass the program into law. Terminating work permits for the approximately 33,000 Dreamers in Florida would cost the state's economy $1.5 billion a year, according to, an advocacy group founded by technology industry leaders. Read More »

Trump Staff "Irrational" About Immigration: Senior Republican Senator

Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Saturday. Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal Mr Trump would support to extend that protection. The Haitians and their supporters shouted, "Our country is not a shithole", according to video posted by WPEC-TV, and engaged in a shouting match with the pro-Trump demonstrators who typically gather on the other side of the street. Read More »

FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing


According to the army's media wing, the civilians were targeted in an unprovoked cross-border firing in Chaprar sector's Kundan Pur village. The Sena said, "Though the Indian Army killed some insurgents on Army Day, it has also emerged that on every third day an Indian jawan is killed in cross-border firing". Read More »

US won't pay $45 million pledged for Palestinian food aid - for now


The Palestinian leadership has cut ties with President Donald Trump's administration since his controversial December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . officials opposed an immediate and total suspension. Even if Washington provided the additional $65 million, the $125 million total would be well below the $355 million that a US official said it gave UNRWA in the 2017 fiscal year ended September 30. Read More »

Holding out hope for a good DACA deal


The report states that Kelly was briefed on the proposed bipartisan deal before the meeting and spoke with president before he sat down with Sen. The Trump Administration's action on September 5 to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was overturned last Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco . Read More »

Not-so-lucky: Rapper Kodak Black arrested on 7 charges


South Florida based rapper Kodak Black will remain behind bars after his latest arrests on multiple charges that include weapons and child neglect charges. He's widely acknowledged to be one of the area's most talented artists at only 20 years old, but he's also been in and out of jail for charges similar to the ones he was just arrested for. Read More »

Trump changes plans, won't head to Florida if government shuts down


Trump backed the idea of a government shutdown even after he became president, arguing out of frustration with the Senate rules in May of 2017 that the country "needs a good 'shutdown'". The money raised will go to Trump's reelection coffers and the Republican National Committee. Republicans and Democrats are at loggerheads over a solution that would protect almost 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Read More »

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill


A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. No, it won't. The government never runs out of money. He argued that if Republicans can do it, Democrats can. Yes, many Democrats are very supportive of those as well. Now it might not even be able to pass one of those because of a fight over immigration. "I'll vote to keep the government open", the West Virginia senator said. Read More »

House passes bill, government shutdown in hands of Senate

On Thursday, the House passed a short term spending bill to keep the government funded. He said Schumer wants to "hold the entire country hostage". The 230-197 House vote came after a day of legislative wrangling and confusion as the government neared a Friday night deadline. Another conservative lawmaker vented his frustration with Trump. Read More »

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow


Rival Delta Air Lines, No. 2 in US passenger traffic, also reported that it had canceled almost 275 Tuesday flights and had expected additional cancellations in major metro areas like NY and Boston, as the storm tracked north. Also, a woman was discovered dead in a snowy park near City Hall in Memphis, Tennessee. Other parts of the South continued to struggle, including Louisiana, where interstate highways remained closed in the capital of Baton Rouge and New Orleans residents were told to ... Read More »

Here are 5 things that happen in a government shutdown


In the event of a shutdown, Social Security and disability checks will still go out . A look at the last time this happened, in 2013, provides some helpful answers about the mechanics and politics at play. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted. What parts of the government stopped functioning? But federal workers wouldn't be paid. Read More »

N.Korea cancels arts delegation visit to South to prepare for Olympics


Kim Ki-hong, while leaving for the working-level talks, was quoted as telling reporters that the South and the North would each hold discussion with the International Olympic Committee first. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has expressed support for the creation of a unified inter-Korean women's ice hockey team for the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a USA broadcaster reported Friday. Read More »

Today's Brokerage Rating: Mattel, Inc. (MAT), Callon Petroleum Company (CPE)

About 88,077 shares traded. Cambrian Capital Limited Partnership sold 47,723 shares as the company's stock declined 11.69% while stock markets rallied. On the other side, investors are watching the first support level of $14.97. Hsbc Holdg Plc owns 76,023 shares. 1,278 are owned by Covington Mgmt. The investor is now holding $5.07 million shares due in part to a decrease of 222552 new shares in their portfolio. Read More »

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit


The couple explained that their church's bell tower had fallen during the quake, forcing the cancellation of the service. "He liked us and he asked, 'Do you want me to marry you?'" Ciuffardi said. Ahead of the pope's visit, the US-based NGO Bishop Accountability said nearly 80 members of the Roman Catholic clergy had been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000. Read More »

Walcott ends 12-year Arsenal stay by finalising Everton switch


The fans are brilliant, they are always passionate. and I used to find it very tough playing here. 'The manager is very hungry and it's just what I need. "I believe I can add value in any of the front-line positions". I would have liked my debut to be better, I would have liked a better start but it was not to be I am afraid. Read More »

Germany begins cleanup following deadly storm Friederike


A spokesman said it was the "right decision" due to the risk of trees falling on overhead wires and on tracks. Thalys, the high-speed train service, suspended services to the Netherlands and Germany until at least 1300 GMT. According to The Guardian , a 62-year-old man was killed in Netherlands central town of Olst after a branch of a tree fell on him, while he was removing debris from the road while another 62-year-old person died after a tree fell over his auto in Enschede. Read More »

City of Cape Town Withdraws Drought Levy Proposal


The legislative capital of South Africa (the country has three capitals, other two being Pretoria and Bloemfontein) has estimated that April 21 could be the day when "taps will be turned off". To reduce water usage, the local government has banned residents from watering their gardens and washing their cars, shut most public swimming pools and cut the water pressure, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

Deutsche Telekom faces service outages as a result of storm Friederike


At the time, trees carried more leaves and were particularly prone to collapse under wind pressure due to their larger surface area. One was killed by a falling tree in Zwolle and the other died in Enschede. Those trains still running in Germany have cut their speed because of the strong winds. So far, extreme wind-strengths of up to 130 kilometers per hour have already been measured at higher elevations in Western Germany. Read More »

House Passes Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown; Senate Debate Resumes Friday


The Senate debated the bill, but ultimately voted to adjourn until Friday at 11 a.m., leaving the Senate only one day before the government shuts down. No cloture vote on measure to keep the government open. "We need the Wall for the safety and security of our country". Some Republicans are unhappy that an increase in military spending has not been secured, while others like Reps. Read More »

Perris couple plead not guilty to charges of imprisoning 13 children


Hestrin said that the children were first tied up with ropes, but when one child managed to break free, the parents began chaining them to their beds with chains and padlocks. Mr Hestrin said several of the children had cognitive impairment and "neuropathy" - nerve damage as a result of extreme and prolonged physical abuse. Read More »

Couple who chained, tortured 13 kids in California pleads not guilty


According to the victims, starting many years ago, they began to get tied up as a form of punishment - first with ropes and eventually chains and padlocks. The parents, he said, showed "no indication of mental illness at this time" that could explain what they did to their children. When deputies arrived at the house, it was "extremely dirty", Fellows said. Read More »