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Native American activist says he forgives boys in videos Native American activist says he forgives boys in videos
- January 27, 2019

But a more complete video surfaced that undermined Phillips' narrative. Some of them have apologized for their knee-jerk reactions (including most recently the archdiocese of Baltimore ), but school administrators and Bp. "This has been a trying time for all of us", he wrote. Heaton argued that, while the Covington Catholic kids will have to deal with this stain on their records for many years to come, the journalists and social media users who pushed an incomplete narrative about the ... (more...)
World’s Lightest Satellite Kalamsat-V2 Launched By ISRO World’s Lightest Satellite Kalamsat-V2 Launched By ISRO
- January 27, 2019

After the successful launch of the mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said , "The ISRO is open to all students of India". According to ISRO, Kalamsat is world's lightest (1.26 kgs) and first 3D-printed satellite and the launch will be first to use rocket to experiment in space. (more...)
Pompeo Hires Former Trump Critic as Point Person on Venezuela Pompeo Hires Former Trump Critic as Point Person on Venezuela
- January 27, 2019

But the Trump administration had refused to obey his directive, arguing that Maduro is no longer Venezuela's legitimate president. The Chinese ambassador told the Security Council that China has been "following closely the current situation in Venezuela" and calls upon all relevant parties in Venezuela "to stay rational, keep calm, and bear in mind the fundamental interests of the country and its people to seek a political solution to the issues through peaceful dialogue within the framework ... (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers urge Corbyn to back second referendum on Brexit United Kingdom lawmakers urge Corbyn to back second referendum on Brexit
- January 27, 2019

Backed by select committee chairs including Mr Benn, Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper and Norman Lamb - and senior backbenchers including Ed Miliband and Sir Oliver Letwin - this would require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the planned Brexit date of March 29 if no deal has been approved by February 26. (more...)
Rejection of Kushner's security clearance application was overruled Rejection of Kushner's security clearance application was overruled
- January 27, 2019

Tonight's report notes that Kline overruled security experts on granting clearances "at least" 30 times. According to NBC, a pair of career officials rejected Kushner's application after a Federal Bureau of Investigation background check raised red flags over the potential for Kushner to be influenced by foreign considerations, but they were overruled by Carl Kline, the director of the personnel security office in the Executive Office of the President. (more...)
Louis police officer fatally shot after apparent game of Russian Roulette Louis police officer fatally shot after apparent game of Russian Roulette
- January 27, 2019

The statement alleges that Hendren emptied the cylinder of the revolver, put one cartridge back in, spun the cylinder, pointed it away and pulled the trigger. This time, a bullet was discharged, hitting Alix in the chest. Hendren's patrol partner, who has not been identified and was not charged, told police he had told Hendren and Alix to stop playing with guns, and had turned to leave the apartment when he heard the shot. (more...)
Mexico won't block asylum seekers sent back by U.S. Mexico won't block asylum seekers sent back by U.S.
- January 27, 2019

Customs and Border Protection personnel for asylum consideration on January 13, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. If applied to a majority of asylum applicants, it could potentially flood Mexican border towns like Tijuana with thousands more people seeking protection in the United States . (more...)
Huawei: We Could Become King of the Smartphones This Year Huawei: We Could Become King of the Smartphones This Year
- January 27, 2019

Ottawa says it is committed to securing justice for the Canadian citizens detained in China . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for McCallum's resignation Friday night after the former ambassador to China told The Toronto Star earlier that day that it would be "great" if the USA dropped its extradition request for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. (more...)
Dead In Louisiana Shooting, Search For Suspected Gunman Underway Dead In Louisiana Shooting, Search For Suspected Gunman Underway
- January 27, 2019

Authorities were searching for Theriot on Saturday and said they believe he is "armed and risky". The victims have been identified as Billy Ernest , 43, Tanner Ernest , 17, and Summer Ernest , 20. DeYoung said her brother, niece and nephew were good people. Their 21-year-old son Dakota Theriot is being sought by authorities on first-degree murder charges, illegal use of weapons, and home invasion. (more...)
Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum
- January 27, 2019

Also on Friday, the US Treasury Department announced it would not be freezing all Venezuelan government assets, but instead ensure that "commercial transactions by the Venezuelan government, including those involving its state-owned enterprises and worldwide reserves, are consistent" with Washington's recognition of Guaido as the legitimate president. (more...)
Canada's ambassador says he 'misspoke' about Meng's 'strong case' Canada's ambassador says he 'misspoke' about Meng's 'strong case'
- January 26, 2019

Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the U.S. /Canada Extradition Treaty". Because of that, he said Meng can make a strong case to a judge that she should be freed. Robert Bothwell, a professor at the University of Toronto, said McCallum has always been somewhat autonomous and said his behavior when he was a lawmaker for Markham is what he would expect from someone who represented a largely Chinese-Canadian constituency. (more...)
DRC Celebrates New President, Keeps Sharp Eye on Old One DRC Celebrates New President, Keeps Sharp Eye on Old One
- January 26, 2019

However, the country's electoral commission barred voting in opposition strongholds. The announced victor was not Kabila's chosen successor - who was deeply unpopular - but Félix Tshisekedi, an opposition leader. For the supporters, a lot of them under 30, hopes are high that Tshisekedi's installation as president will bring about badly needed change. He calls for "a reconciled Congo" in his inaugural address . (more...)
Pres. Trump says 8k person caravan coming to border, calls for wall Pres. Trump says 8k person caravan coming to border, calls for wall
- January 26, 2019

US President Donald Trump has announced a deal with the Democrats to temporarily open the government for three weeks till mid-February, ending the longest-ever partial shutdown and enabling over 800,000 federal workers to resume their job. (more...)
Wilbur Ross doesn't understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks Wilbur Ross doesn't understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks
- January 26, 2019

His comment drew immediate criticism from top Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said. "Or call your daddy for money?" "Frankly, that shouldn't be too surprising", Ross said in an interview with CNBC . "I know they are [going to food pantries] and I don't understand why because, as I mentioned before, the obligations that they would undertake-say, borrowing from a bank or a credit union-are in effect federally guaranteed", he said. (more...)
The Doomsday Clock Is Frozen At Two Minutes To Midnight The Doomsday Clock Is Frozen At Two Minutes To Midnight
- January 26, 2019

January 25, 2018. The Bulletin notes that the first year the clock was set to the same time it's at today was in 1953 "after the Soviet Union exploded a thermonuclear device within a year of the first United States hydrogen bomb test". She said "rhetoric" between the United States and North Korea had eased but remained "extremely dangerous", while Russian and USA relations were "unacceptably strained". (more...)
Trump to give State of Union 'when shutdown is over' Trump to give State of Union 'when shutdown is over'
- January 26, 2019

Conway said Trump's letter to Pelosi "was incredibly gracious to not mention that and just say to her thanks". She issued that denial Wednesday after Mr Trump told her he wanted to go ahead with it, in essence, calling her bluff. While Trump has been barred by Pelosi from giving the speech in the House Chambers, he can still deliver the address from a different location on the original date, January 29. (more...)
Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate committee, lawyer says Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate committee, lawyer says
- January 26, 2019

When asked why the committee made a decision to issue Cohen a subpoena , Warner said: "He lied to the committee". He has also pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations for his involvement in payments to a former Playboy model and porn actress who had alleged affairs with Trump. (more...)
House passes shutdown bill, sending it to Trump House passes shutdown bill, sending it to Trump
- January 26, 2019

The official start of the tax filing season comes Monday. A Trump administration official told The Hill that they've been told to expect back pay within two to four business days after the shutdown ends. LaGuardia Airport in NY and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey are both experiencing delays in takeoffs. "We're pleased that we reached an agreement to reopen government now so that we can have a discussion on how to secure our borders", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ... (more...)
Julen search: Spain finds body of two-year-old in borehole Julen search: Spain finds body of two-year-old in borehole
- January 26, 2019

On January 13, the boy - named locally as Julen - had been having lunch with his parents on January 13 when he fell down the narrow shaft in Totalán, near Málaga. The parents - both 29 - in floods of tears yesterday as they waited painfully for updates on Julen. It's yet more heartbreak for the family after their first child Oliver suffered a sudden heart attack in May 2017 and died instantly. (more...)
New acting CJN swears in 250 members of elections tribunal New acting CJN swears in 250 members of elections tribunal
- January 26, 2019

Justice Onnoghen was expected to officially set up on Saturday a panel of judges (250 in number ) that will preside over the conduct of the forthcoming general elections. Cheta Nwanze, an analyst with Lagos-based SBM Intelligence, told AFP the Onnoghen case was "a clear indication they (the APC) are panicking " about the results. (more...)
Afghan Peace Talks With U.S. Enter Fourth Day, Taliban Says Afghan Peace Talks With U.S. Enter Fourth Day, Taliban Says
- January 26, 2019

During his interaction, President Ghani also revealed that since he took office in late 2014 Afghan security forces have lost more than 45,000 personnel while battling the Taliban. Baradar, who coordinated the insurgent group's military operations in southern Afghanistan, was arrested in 2010 by a team from Pakistan's military-controlled intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, and the U.S. (more...)
Rescuers say trapped Spanish boy found dead Rescuers say trapped Spanish boy found dead
- January 26, 2019

Sadly Julen's remains were found in the early hours of Saturday by rescuers digging a tunnel to reach him, a spokeswoman with the Spanish government's office in the southern province of Malaga said. Firefighters and civil guard will provide the miners with logistical support. The only sign of the toddler found so far is hair that matched his DNA, but officials have refused to comment on whether he could have survived so long. (more...)
Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Pass Bill to End Shutdown Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Pass Bill to End Shutdown
- January 26, 2019

If Democrats refuse to work with us to tackle this national priority over the next few weeks, President Trump will do what is necessary to protect America. It now goes to the House, which is expected to quickly pass the measure and send it to the White House for Trump's signature. But Tiffany Cruz, who works at LaGuardia Airport in NY, which was also badly hit by delays, said she had little faith in Trump. (more...)
ACPN: Oby Ezekwesili used our party to negotiate to be finance minister ACPN: Oby Ezekwesili used our party to negotiate to be finance minister
- January 26, 2019

The party also accused Mrs Ezekwesili of using it as a platform to negotiate to be Nigeria's finance minister. Ezekwesili, a former government minister, is known more recently for her work as co-founder of "Bring Back Our Girls", a campaign which seeks to raise awareness about some 270 girls who were kidnapped from their school in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014 by Boko Haram. (more...)
Douglas County: No additional charges for Closs suspect, Jake Patterson Douglas County: No additional charges for Closs suspect, Jake Patterson
- January 26, 2019

The man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs apparently won't face charges in the county where she was held. She escaped on January 11, 88 days after her ordeal began. The FBI also had also offered a $25,000 reward but it is unclear what the they will do with that money. "We are overjoyed at the news of Jayme's safe return", said Jim Snee, the president and chief executive officer of Minnesota-based Hormel Foods. (more...)
Sheriff's office: 1 employee escaped Florida bank massacre Sheriff's office: 1 employee escaped Florida bank massacre
- January 26, 2019

The gunman called emergency dispatchers at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday and said, " I have shot five people ", police said in a statement. "A subject contacted dispatch and reported that he had fired shots inside the bank". Hoglund called it a "random act" with "no specific targets". No disciplinary issues were reported. The affidavit says shell casings from the shooter's 9 mm handgun were scattered on the floor, and authorities found the shooter in an office in the rear of the bank. (more...)
NWS Issues 'Special Weather Statement' As Rain Turns To Snow NWS Issues 'Special Weather Statement' As Rain Turns To Snow
- January 26, 2019

Temperatures will tumble through the teens during Thursday afternoon with overnight low temperatures in the teens below zero by Friday morning. Wind chills may fall as cold as -25. Highs Friday will struggle to reach zero. "While it is too early to be certain of the exact storm track and the resulting snow totals, confidence is increasing that this storm will have a significant impact on our region during Monday night and Tuesday", said Dr. (more...)
BuzzFeed Releases Renderings of Trump Tower Moscow BuzzFeed Releases Renderings of Trump Tower Moscow
- January 26, 2019

Attorney Lanny Davis, who has been advising Cohen, said in a statement that Cohen had made a decision to postpone his scheduled appearance on 7 February to a later date due to "ongoing threats against his family from President Trump" as well as his continuing cooperation with investigators. (more...)
Russian Federation and Turkey promise coordination in Syria Russian Federation and Turkey promise coordination in Syria
- January 26, 2019

Erdogan said the zone would be "cleansed of terrorists", but did not give any more detail. He later said that he had chose to postpone the start of the military operation in Syria after a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on December 14, during which the US president also revealed his plans to withdraw troops from Syria. (more...)
About 200 People Reported Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil About 200 People Reported Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil
- January 26, 2019

Vale SA, a Brazilian multinational corporation, is one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil and also the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world. The Feijao mine is one of four in Vale's Paraoeba complex, which includes two processing plants and produced 26 million tonnes of iron ore in 2017, or about 7 per cent of Vale's total output, according to information on the company's website. (more...)

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