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Kelly Getting Scrutiny After Senior Aide's Resignation

The White House has faced pointed questions about why Porter remained in his role for months after senior White House officials knew of the allegations made by his two ex-wives. After publication of a photograph on February 7 depicting Porter's first wife with a black eye, however, you professed to be "shocked by the new allegations". Read More »

Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

Kelly - who first learned of the domestic violence allegations against Porter months ago - issued a glowing statement of support for Porter's personal character after the allegations first surfaced publicly Tuesday and privately urged him to remain on the job until the next day when his resignation was announced. Read More »

Budget Deal Is a Big Win for Republicans


Now the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that will happen next year. Ryan is now speaker of the House, and the tax and spending plan he is helping advance through Congress would put the deficit at nearly three times the amount he envisioned in 2011. Read More »

Trump offers his sympathy to aide accused of abuse

However, Kelly later changed his tune when Holderness shared with the press graphic photos taken after her then-husband Porter "threw [her] down on the bed and punched [her] in the face" during a fight in 2005. The controversy over the departure of a White House staff member accused of domestic abuse deepened on Friday as USA president Donald Trump praised the former aide in his first public comments on the matter. Read More »

Mike Pence Snubs North Korean Leader At Olympic Reception


After showing up late, the VP meant to quickly leave after a photo session. Pence was expected to sit across from North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam at the head table, but that didn't happen. Skeptics say North Korea , which is unlikely to give up its nukes under any deal, is just using the Olympics to poke holes at the USA -led worldwide sanctions against the country and buy more time to further advance its strategic weaponry. Read More »

Aust shares lower after Wall St hammered

At 6:40 a.m. EST: Dow e-minis were down 32 points, or 0.13 percent, S&P 500 e-minis were up 3 points, or 0.12 percent, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up just 9.5 points, or 0.15 percent. The 10-year Treasury yield briefly hit a four-year high of 2.88%, renewing concerns about inflation and higher interest rates. This decline in the market comes at a time when global economies are seeing simultaneous growth. Read More »

Bella Hadid Calls 911 After Finding Alleged Stalker Outside Her Home


He was arrested around 9:35 p.m. after Hadid claimed Perez had sent "numerous unwanted threatening messages" to her via social media between December 17, 2017, and February 7. I translate that into my work as a model and on social media. She was so unsettled and traumatized that she contemplated getting a gun for her protection. Read More »

Congress readies to vote on budget deal; Corker opposes


The speaker's remarks came a day after Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi commandeered the House floor for eight hours, pressing Ryan for a commitment - similar to one Senate Leader Mitch McConnell made - to quickly address the issue. Time ran out on lawmakers looking to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution to keep the government open after midnight February 8. Read More »

EU Says Brexit Transition At Risk, As UK Asset Mgrs. Warned


Michel Barnier told reporters Friday that he warned his British counterpart David Davis this week that "the moment has come to take decisions". He said the next round of Brexit negotiations, which the European Union has pencilled in to start on February 26, would look again at the transition, as well as whether Britain would be covered by European Union deals with third countries during that time. Read More »

Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote


Legislators were working through the night to hammer out a compromise. The White House instructed the United States federal government to begin preparing for shutdown on Thursday evening amid an eleventh hour effort by a Republican deficit hawk to delay a vote on a deal to keep the country running. Read More »

Bronson and Quincy declare snow emergencies


Please plan on keeping parked vehicles off the street until plows have completely removed snow from curb to curb. Any vehicle continuously parked on a village street in excess of 48 hours after a two inch or more snow fall will be issued a village P-ticket. Read More »

Flood watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday evening


Scattered pockets of rain will linger into next week, with afternoon highs each day reaching the upper 60s to lower 70s. This will depend on where exactly some of the heavier rain bands set up. Cloudy skies are forecast for Saturday night with an 80% chance of rain. Areas south of the Flood Watch will average 1"-3" of rain between Friday evening and the end of the weekend. Read More »

Spoiler alert: What to expect from the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony


U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is using his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the global community to get tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses. Still, it was widely believed to reflect US suspicions toward the recent rapprochement between the two Koreas. At a glittering but sub-zero ceremony, South and North Korea brought the crowd to its feet as they entered behind the blue-and-white Korean unification flag. Read More »

Weather Authority: Light snow ending on Friday morning


Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 13. However, we are starting to gather clues as to where the BEST CHANCE is for the snow. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected on the plains, with 8 to 16 inches expected in the mountains. Read More »

Cavs Send Isaiah Thomas To Lakers For Clarkson & Nance Jr


On the overall, we have to look at ourselves and our focus and what we are doing rather than what other people are doing because if I remember in the summer, it was the same thing when that deal ( Kyrie Irving moved to Boston) was done in the summer, everyone went insane (about) those two teams, now it's between them and blah, blah, blah. Read More »

Cavaliers shake up roster with trades


We'll still wait in anticipation as LeBron decides if he wants even more. I was on a podcast past year where I stated I believed James would end up in L.A. While he's scoring less and less at the rim - only 8.9 percent of his shot attempts have come within three feet of the basket this season, down from 12.3 percent last season - he is comfortable pulling up from midrange and the perimeter, and his 6-7 frame helps him get his shot off against most defenders. Read More »

Student sexually assaulted in school, teacher held


The parents tried to assault the accused. Based on a complaint filed by the girl's parents, the dance teacher has been arrested by the Tollygunge Police station and charged under the stringent POSCO Act. On Friday, other parents came to know about the allegation and broke into a protest in front of the school. The school authorities refrained from commenting on the issue. Read More »

Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' -- but still isn't voting for it

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer urged Democrats to vote no on the budget deal slated for a vote on the House floor late Thursday. Pelosi started speaking shortly after 10 a.m. "Congress again will work its will". "Many of our priorities are in the bill", she said Thursday. House Democrats will likely spend the next 24 hours pushing to get a commitment from House Speaker Paul Ryan on floor consideration of DACA bills. Read More »

Congress ends short-lived second shutdown of 2018 funds government for six weeks


Trump's administration was already preparing for a halt in operations. The bill, which includes a far-reaching deal that increases spending limits for the next two years and raises the federal debt ceiling until March 2019, would break the cycle of government funding crises in time for what is set to be a bruising campaign for November's mid-term elections. Read More »

Severe winter storm to hit USA lower Great Lakes region


Heavy snow is also on the way for Detroit area, which will make Friday morning commute very hard. United Airlines said on Twitter that travel waivers were in effect for snow-hit areas this week, and Delta Air Lines offered to rebook flights on Friday for 18 Midwest cities. Read More »

Senate votes to reopen government and boost spending; House vote looms


Coons said the bill "doesn't solve every immigration issue, but it does address the two most pressing problems we face: protecting DACA recipients and securing the border". The legislation is a partner piece to a measure in the House introduced by Reps. Lawmakers have been struggling to reach a deal on an immigration bill, despite broad public support for helping Dreamers - hundreds of thousands of young Latinos who were allowed to study and work without fear of deportation under a ... Read More »

BJP attacks Congress over Renuka Chowdhury's conduct in RS


The visit is considered historical, because it will be the first for an Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine . UAE is a valued strategic partner with whom we have fast-tracked cooperation in all major spheres including economy, energy, high technology and security. Read More »

Bipartisan budget deal passes early morning Senate vote, moves to House

Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military. The crux of the deal raises federal budget caps for two years nearly equally on defense and domestic programs spending. The deal would lift caps on defence and nondefence spending, and provide funding for disaster relief, veterans, infrastructure and programs addressing opioid abuse, Xinhua reported . Read More »

Weather Service Forecasts Weekend Santa Ana Winds, Then Rain Next Week


Boulder could see highs in the 60s today along with some high winds, but could see some rain and snow by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service . Additional (and welcome) rainfall will return to the forecast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour increasing to 20 to 25 miles per hour in the afternoon. Read More »

Syria rescuers struggle in heavy raids on rebel zone


The United States and Turkey back differing rebel groups fighting Assad's government, which often refers to USA -supported rebels as "terrorists" along with fighters from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. The offense was backed by Russian power and Iranian-backed militias. The head of the International Inquiry commission on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro said in a statement that the ongoing siege of Eastern Ghouta by the government of Syria involves the violation of international law of ... Read More »

USA set to dethrone Saudi Arabia as the oil king


US oil production eclipsed ten09 million barrels per day (mbpd) last December, according to the US Energy Information Administration , and has almost caught up with the US record set during the Texas oil boom 47 years ago. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $61.73 a barrel. After that, till early February 2018 the Brent crude oil price rose over $13 per barrel, and subsequently, the petrol and diesel prices were also up Rs 5 and Rs 7 per litre respectively. Read More »

Defense exposes misdeed by witness in Cuomo ex-aide's trial


They did not say why Howe's bail had been revoked or whether his cooperation agreement, which could get him a lighter sentence, remained in effect. On Friday, U.S. "Do you think they are going to rip it up?" Howe responded: "I sure hope not". Howe was expected to appear in court later Friday. The remarkable turn in the trial of Cuomo's former top aide Joseph Percoco came in the third week of testimony in the case. Read More »

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported


There are about 850 young immigrants who are now serving in the military or waiting to be shipped to training. "Shutting down the government would be very damaging to the military", Mattis said during a White House press briefing. Earlier this month, a federal judge temporarily blocked the administration's order, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered a record-breaking eight hour filibuster this week urging Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on an immigration reform bill. Read More »

EU's Barnier warns Britain post-Brexit transition 'not a given'


The key differences between both sides revolve around the UK's demand for power to object to new rules imposed on it during the transition period , restrictions on the rights of EU citizens who come to Britain during that phase, and the ability to opt in to certain European policies. Read More »