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Trump signs off on agreement to reopen federal government


Numerous shutdown's full effects were less visible during the weekend, when much of the federal workforce would typically be off anyway. Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona. As for the White House's position on any forthcoming immigration bill, the current bipartisan one in the Senate is not something that President Donald Trump would back. Read More »

Donut-eating champion accused of breaking into donut shop


Police said Hardison broke into the store's safe and took an undisclosed amount of money. A police statement said it wasn't clear if he helped himself to any doughnuts. Hardison's win caught the attention of a local newspaper, along with the attention of Camden County Sheriff's Lt. Robeson. Hardison was convicted of the break-ins and received a three-year suspended jail sentence that ended in October 2017, according to state records. Read More »

Axios: FBI's Wray Weighed Quitting Over Pressure to Fire McCabe


Three sources with knowledge of the matter told Axios that Wray made that threat after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressured him to fire McCabe. "The president appointed Chris Wray because he is a man of true character and integrity, and the right choice to clean up the misconduct at the highest levels of the F.B.I. Read More »

Tesla Driver Arrested For DUI - Claims Car Was On Autopilot


KTLA reports the California Highway Patrol found the man on the Bay Bridge with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit to drive. Culver City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Powell said that the emergency lights of the fire truck were on when the crash occurred. Read More »

Crews working large grass fire in Flower Mound


Multiple agencies responded to a large grass fire near Kamay on Monday afternoon. The Texas Forest service said gusty winds of up to 30 miles per hour help spread the blaze across 1,000 acres. The Texas A&M Forest Center said the Monday afternoon fire near Willow Park, Texas, 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) west of Fort Worth, had scorched about 1,000 acres (404.69 hectares) with zero percent containment. Read More »

Mike Pence confirms U.S. intention to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

In an interview with AFP on Sunday in Brussels, Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said the European Union recognizing the state of Palestine would be "a way to respond" to U.S. in a peace process. Trump tweeted that if the Palestinians were not prepared to negotiate, the USA should cut funding for them. Trump's announcement in December declaring Jerusalem to be Israel's capital has created reverberations through the region and countered decades of USA foreign policy and worldwide ... Read More »

Justices Say Clean Water Rule Suits Belong In District Courts


It has been derided as a case of federal overreach into negligible waterways. The rule has never taken effect because of lawsuits and is now under review by President Donald Trump's administration. The rule, which largely re-sets the definition of what is and what is not a water of the United States and therefore subject to federal jurisdiction and permitting, was found not to be a limitation subject to this section of the Act. Read More »

Sharif's ouster triggers political turmoil in Pak: HRW


Bragging about the PML-N's popularity after two successful gathering, the minister the general election would bring about another victory for the PML-N leaders Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif. Ouster of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has triggered a political turmoil and instability in the country , says Human Rights Watch. A politician always remains a politician, he remarked. Read More »

Sweden protests over Kong Kong-based publisher 'seized' in China


The book publisher, who took Swedish nationality in 1992 and who works from Hong Kong, first disappeared while at his Thai holiday home in late 2015. Mr. Allegations he was abducted by Chinese agents - across global borders in an extrajudicial process - sparked worldwide concern. "We have taken strong measures on a high political level", he said. Read More »

Fox Run Management LLC Purchases Shares of 10004 Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Davenport & Company Llc increased Luv (LUV) stake by 4.8% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Insiders have sold a total of 35,561 shares of company stock worth $2,277,774 in the last ninety days. The stock has "Sell" rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26. Bank of America cut shares of Southwest Airlines from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $73.00 price target for the a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Read More »

Alaska Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning


Parts of Alaska and Canada have been issued with a tsunami warning and a tsunami watch is in place for the entirety of the U.S. west coast, with possible "hazardous tsunami waves" along some coasts within the next three hours. If you are in a tsunami watch area, the centre says to prepare to take action and stay alert for further information. "If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave". Read More »

Japan hit by heaviest snowfall since 2014


Central Tokyo experienced heavy snowfall for the first time in four years on January 22, with accumulations more than 20 centimeters deep. Hundreds of domestic and worldwide flights, particularly those departing from and bound for Haneda airport in Tokyo , were canceled. Read More »

Tillerson says United States discussing Syria security zone


From the Oval Office, Trump waxed lyrical about how the move was wrong and the embassy was "bad", and incorrectly insisted the move was because of the previous president. May is expected to meet Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week in what has been dubbed a "clearing the air" meeting. Read More »

Donald Trump death threat investigated ahead of Davos visit by Swiss police


Ideas in the papers will be further discussed at the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place January 23-26 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme " Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World ". He is also expected to meet Switzerland President Alain Berset before he heads to Davos by road. They include Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde . Read More »

Slayer to "tour the world one more time"


Pioneering thrash metal band Slayer are calling it quits after almost four decades. While dates for the final world tour have yet to be announced, a North American talent line-up poster has been revealed, a precedent that would kick off what is promised to be a world tour. Read More »

Shiv Sena to contest alone in 2019 Lok Sabha, Maharashtra assembly elections


Following this session, Shiv Sena held internet polls to elect its party president and also other functionaries, on the occasion of Bal Thackeray's 92nd birth anniversary, in a national executive meet at NSCI, Worli when the decision was finalised and passed unanimously, as Sanjay Raut had moved a resolution in this regard. Read More »

Magnitude 6 quake rocks Indonesia


There was no warning of any tsunami. The epicenter was about 95 miles southwest of Jakarta. Indonesia is one of the world's most quake-prone regions. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity. Aceh was one of the areas worst hit by the devastating 2004 tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea quake off the coast of Sumatra. Read More »

Chidambaram hits out at 'anti-consumer' govt over fuel prices


Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that his ministry was trying to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). To remind you, a group of oil producers including OPEC and Russian Federation, the world's biggest crude producer, started to withhold production in January a year ago to prop up prices. Read More »

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London embassy after Trump snub

In a shock move Mr Trump cancelled his visit to the United Kingdom earlier this month, blaming the Obama administration for brokering a bad deal on the sale of the American embassy. Tillerson posed for photographs before being shown around the new building. Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for "peanuts", only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion ... Read More »

Five Things to Know: Flu season hits hard


We've had 21 admissions, and that's just half of January". Ten influenza-related deaths in children were reported through the week ending on January 13, bringing the total flu-related pediatric deaths to 30. The main culprit this season is the H3N2 flu, though others are also circulating. Hollywood, MD- The influenza virus is running rampant in Maryland. Read More »

Gas Prices Rise in Virginia


Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices Sunday were 17.4 cents per gallon higher compared to the same day one year ago and are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. And prices may continue to be steered by the costs of refinery maintenance season. States with the lowest average gasoline prices: MS ($2.30), Missouri ($2.30), Texas ($2.30), Alabama ($2.30), SC ($2.31), Arkansas ($2.32), Oklahoma ($2.33), Tennessee ($2.36), Louisiana ($2.36) and ... Read More »

US Senate votes to end government shutdown


It looks like the shutdown could stretch well into the week . Up until Monday, most federal workers were not directly affected by the shutdown that began at midnight on Friday. The original CR would have pushed the next shutdown deadline to February 16. Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat from Florida, faced pressure from immigration activists to join the more liberal wing of his party to vote against a short-term spending bill without a solution for Dreamers. Read More »

Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown


Key senators are meeting ahead of a high-stakes vote at noon EST Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it remains unclear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass. 2 Republican did not appear hopeful. She said Republicans are "so incompetent and negligent that they couldn't get it together to keep the government open". Read More »

Gunma Pref. mountain erupts; 15 injured


The Japanese military said six soldiers who were among about 30 on ski training were buried by an avalanche, but they had all been pulled out of the snow. Three other caught in the avalanche were rescued, according to reports, and more searchers rushed to the site near Kusatsu, to find the missing skier. Read More »

Why Is Vice President Pence In Jerusalem


Earlier, Tillerson visited the new one billion dollars USA embassy in London on Monday, just days after his boss Donald Trump criticised the move to new diplomatic premises as part of a bad deal agreed by the administration of Barack Obama. Read More »

Mexican Uber driver illegally in United States charged with four rapes


Police "initially didn't realize the four cases were connected", a representative of the San Luis Obispo Country District Attorney's office told The Tribune. Dow said that those who choose to use driver services such as Uber and Lyft should take certain steps to protect themselves, including verifying the identity of their driver before getting in the vehicle and added that using a designated driver you know and trust is still the safest way to get home if you plan on drinking. Read More »

Macron: French would 'most likely' again a 'Frexit'

Germany's SAP (SAPG.DE) has committed to spend more than 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in France over five years, in one of the largest investments announced at a business summit hosted on Monday by President Emmanuel Macron . "When I look at your debate it was too much favourable just for the City and less favourable for the rest of the country", he said. The comments come as the French President said over the weekend that Britain would not be able to "cherry pick" its desired ... Read More »

Winter Storm Warning for Trego, Ellis counties Sun. night to noon Monday


In Flagstaff, Ariz., the 5.6 of snow that fell was its largest snowfall so far this season.The city is still almost 3 feet below its normal snowfall total this season. It remained closed between Limon and Burlington near the Kansas border because strong winds were blowing snow across the interstate. Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of Sublette, most of Fremont, a portion of Natrona and along Big Horn mountains for most of Johnson and into Big Horn County, WY from 2 AM MST ... Read More »

Senate to vote at noon on whether to end government shutdown


A large chunk of Democratic caucus were opposed to the continuing resolution. The Senate scheduled a vote Monday to advance a bill that would extend government funding through February 8. Trump did not speak with any Democratic senators over the weekend. The bill advanced by a vote of 81 to 18, with a handful of rumored Democratic presidential hopefuls voting no. Read More »

Trump to Women's March: Celebrate This Year's Milestones


The wife of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy was introduced to the crowd by her husband, who was sworn into office Tuesday. Murphy said she was walking along a path when a man grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes. REUTERS/Steve MarcusSupporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) hold signs during the Women's March rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Read More »

Vikings Never Were in NFC Title Game


I think it's a horrendous matchup for New England, I do. But that doesn't mean the lineup from the City of Brotherly Love should be dismissed just yet. "Every third down, you have to give some good vibes to it, and it worked last week, and it's going to work this week". They come to work on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and get the job done. Read More »