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Oil hits $70 as OPEC minister hints of further cuts Oil hits $70 as OPEC minister hints of further cuts
- January 13, 2018

A barrel of West Texas Intermediate rose 61 cents to settle at $63.57 USA in NY, after having traded even higher earlier in the day. Brent crude futures, used in the pricing of more than half the world's oil, rose as much as 1.2 percent to the highest since December 4, 2014. (more...)
100 homes destroyed, 300 damaged in Santa Barbara County flash-floods 100 homes destroyed, 300 damaged in Santa Barbara County flash-floods
- January 13, 2018

They are plowing through the walls of mud, standing on top of homes and using search dogs - hoping to find those who are reported missing. "This is how deep the mud is", she said while turning the camera on the backyard. On Tuesday, Winfrey's close friend and " CBS This Morning " co-host, Gayle King, said Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea". Firefighters struggled through the mud to pull a muck-covered 14-year-old girl out of the ruinds of a home in Montecito , norrthwest of Los Angeles . (more...)
Chris Matthews apologizes for making joke about 'Bill Cosby pill' Chris Matthews apologizes for making joke about 'Bill Cosby pill'
- January 13, 2018

Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women and some of his accusers allege that he drugged and raped them. Chris Matthews apologized Friday for a tasteless quip he made about a " Bill Cosby pill". In 2008, he apologized for saying she only became a USA senator and presidential candidate because " her husband messed around ". "Is she hemmed in by the fact that she's a woman and can't admit a mistake", he said in 2006, "or else the Republicans will say, 'Oh, that's ... (more...)
Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Stryker Corporation (SYK), TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI)
- January 13, 2018

In the latest session the stock moved -0.61%, putting the stock value at $158.60. About 3.54M shares traded. Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) has risen 24.95% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Sunday, July 16. The rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to "Buy" on Wednesday, April 27. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $53 target. (more...)
China's Exports Rise More Than Forecast China's Exports Rise More Than Forecast
- January 13, 2018

China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by United Nations sanctions aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. (more...)
Trump's 'shithole' comment angers lawmakers Trump's 'shithole' comment angers lawmakers
- January 13, 2018

One said lawmakers in the room were taken aback by Trump's remarks. "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea", Trump said. "Do we need more Hatians?'" The White House issued a statement that did not deny the remarks. Donald Trump doesn't know what he comes from, but he knows just enough about it. (more...)
Proposed Work Requirements in Medicaid Proposed Work Requirements in Medicaid
- January 13, 2018

HHS's approval of work requirements for Medicaid is the next manifestation of the Trump administration's attacks on health care and efforts to make it harder for people to get the supports they need to attain economic security. Kentucky is one of 10 states that have applied to CMS to enact a work requirement. Bevin ran on dismantling that Medicaid expansion before his election in 2015, citing high costs. (more...)
Candidate for IL attorney general robbed at gunpoint in Chicago Candidate for IL attorney general robbed at gunpoint in Chicago
- January 13, 2018

Thursday in the Albany Park neighborhood when the robbery happened, the reports. The Tribune, citing a law enforcement source, reports Goldstein was robbed and four others were robbed of their camera equipment and cellphones . They did not release a detailed description of the suspects . Police described the incident as a random act of violence. Murphy added that despite the incident , Goldstein's campaign would move forward as scheduled. (more...)
3 things we learned as Patriots head to National Football League playoffs 3 things we learned as Patriots head to National Football League playoffs
- January 13, 2018

Danny Amendola caught four passes for 43 yards while rusher Dion Lewis received six passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. In a slow-moving, sloppy game, the Jets found themselves on the losing end of a divisional matchup with their archrivals and resident schoolyard bullies, the New England Patriots . (more...)
USA ambassador to Panama says he can not serve Trump USA ambassador to Panama says he can not serve Trump
- January 13, 2018

In Feeley's letter, he said he could no longer faithfully serve the president. Contrary to some early speculation, Feeley tendered his resignation prior to Trump's reported comments ( which the president denies making ). "Everyone has a line that they will not cross", Goldstein said. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" The massive cutbacks to the department have reportedly led to low morale and an exodus of career employees who are not being replaced. (more...)
Israel Approves More than 1100 New Settler Housing Units in West Bank Israel Approves More than 1100 New Settler Housing Units in West Bank
- January 13, 2018

It was not immediately clear what caused the alarm, but it came on a day of fierce riots along the Israel Gaza border in which Palestinians said 46 people were injured by the IDF. Since US President Donald Trump controversially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, to the outrage of the Arab world, rocket fire from Gaza has barraged Israel's southern communities. (more...)
T25-Wichita State-East Carolina,350 T25-Wichita State-East Carolina,350
- January 13, 2018

Landry Shamet logged his first double-double and Rauno Nurger scored a game-high 14 points as No. 5/5 Wichita State downed East Carolina , 95-60, Thursday evening at Minges Coliseum. "We were able to withstand that initial push from them and continue to play basketball and continue to fight", Perry told the team's website after the loss to CT. (more...)
Health officials warn of widespread flu cases Health officials warn of widespread flu cases
- January 13, 2018

During the last week of 2017, "influenza activity increased sharply in the United States", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . "There are at least 11 to 13 more weeks of influenza to go", Jernigan said. "I have 2 twin nieces and they both had double pneumonia and then my dad got pneumonia right after that and then my mom got the cold", Slinkard explained. (more...)
Here's How The British Royals Hid The Crown Jewels From Nazis Here's How The British Royals Hid The Crown Jewels From Nazis
- January 13, 2018

A new BBC documentary reveals the Crown Jewels were hidden in a cookie tin at Windsor Castle during World War II to protect them from the Nazis - and that Queen Elizabeth II , who was a teenager at the time , didn't know they were being kept there. (more...)
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 to be last season Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 to be last season
- January 13, 2018

Davis cited the desire to spend more time with his kids after fulfilling his contract with the Panthers, which runs through 2018 after an extra year was tacked on to the deal in August. Davis played in and started 15 games this season, only missing Carolina's December 24 game against Tampa Bay while serving a suspension for an illegal hit in the previous week's game. (more...)
Farage's call for second Brexit vote greeted with glee by remainers Farage's call for second Brexit vote greeted with glee by remainers
- January 13, 2018

Mr Farage, who played a pivotal role in securing the vote to leave the European Union, suggested on a second vote would draw a line under criticism by key Remainers, such as Tony Blair, Lib Dem former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg and Labour ex-cabinet minister Lord Adonis. (more...)
Federal judge blocks Trump's plan to terminate DACA Federal judge blocks Trump's plan to terminate DACA
- January 13, 2018

The group's proposal also did not fully end family unification, also known as "chain migration", and only delayed the ability of Dreamers to bring in some other family members, including their adult siblings. The administration's decision to terminate the program sparked an outcry from Democrats , moderate Republicans and a significant sector of the American public, and has triggered an intense battle in the White House and Congress over possible legislation to give DACA recipients the ... (more...)
Kildare developer Sean Ryan's Ballymore sold United States embassy site in Trump row Kildare developer Sean Ryan's Ballymore sold United States embassy site in Trump row
- January 13, 2018

The White House said it will announce details "soon" of Trump's proposed visit to the UK. The President was not due to meet the Queen until a full state visit at a later date, and a second source said the lack of "bells and whistles" and royal involvement next month visit may have discouraged him. (more...)
Karnataka Minister slams Goa CM's U-turn on Mahadayi issue Karnataka Minister slams Goa CM's U-turn on Mahadayi issue
- January 13, 2018

The Kannada film industry has already agreed to support the bandh, Nagaraj said. On 25th of January, 2018 there will be no screening and film production activities say Sa Ra Govindu has head of KFCC. "Since BJP misleads the farmers of north Karnataka, they have no moral right to seek votes in that region", Mr Patil said. Pro-Kannada outfits including Vatal Nagaraj's groups have called for Karnataka bandh on January 25, demanding Mahadayi water to North Karnataka. (more...)
Man accused of murdering Rihanna's cousin appears in court Man accused of murdering Rihanna's cousin appears in court
- January 13, 2018

Today police made a breakthrough in Alleyne's murder case , and the 23-year-old who was arrested and formally charged goes before the court in Barbados today . Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by a private vehicle and later succumbed to his injuries. 'I never thought the day would come that I would have to bury you my love, omggg!' Tanella wrote. (more...)
Wesley Mathews Indicted on Capital Murder Charge Wesley Mathews Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
- January 13, 2018

According to testimony from doctors at a child custody hearing for the Mathewses' other daughter, Sherin showed significant signs of abuse during the year between her adoption by the Mathewses from India and her death. The girl's mother, Sini Mathews , was previously arrested in the case for child abandonment or child endangerment. He reported his daughter missing on October 7, sparking a broad search involving numerous law enforcement agencies before her body was found on October 22. (more...)
Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday
- January 13, 2018

Citing Medicare guidelines for patients over 66 years of age, the experts say (pdf) Jackson "should include an evaluation of the 71-year-old president's neurological health, including cognitive and mental health functions". Unlike previous presidents, Trump does not run or cycle, preferring instead to get his exercise on the golf course. Trump drives a cart from hole to hole. (more...)
Coastal States Protest Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Coastal States Protest Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan
- January 13, 2018

Last week, the Trump Administration announced a controversial plan to dramatically expand drilling leases across 90 percent of the US outer continental shelf, including the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and parts of the Arctic Ocean. (more...)
Foreign airlines can participate in Air India sale Foreign airlines can participate in Air India sale
- January 13, 2018

Currently, Air India is incurring a net loss of $569 million annually as per the latest official data presented by India's Civil Aviation Ministry in the Parliament. "Substantial ownership and effective control of Air India shall continue to be vested in Indian national", the release said. The government has yesterday permitted foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent in debt-ridden Air India , and eased norms for investment in single brand retail , construction and power exchanges. (more...)
Ryan: Trump's Remarks About Africa 'Unhelpful' Ryan: Trump's Remarks About Africa 'Unhelpful'
- January 13, 2018

Almost 800,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children were protected under the Obama administration, but Trump will scrap the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on March 5 unless Congress legislates a fix. (more...)
In Kansas, deadly hoax provokes thorny question In Kansas, deadly hoax provokes thorny question
- January 13, 2018

Law enforcement says the original call was a hoax made by 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, who lives in southern California. The individual who allegedly made a fake emergency call to Kansas police last week that summoned them to shoot and kill an unarmed local man has claimed credit for raising dozens of these risky false alarms - calling in bogus hostage situations and bomb threats at roughly 100 schools and at least 10 residences. (more...)
Unusual Activity Spotted in Vonage Holdings (VG) as Shares Move 0.58%
- January 13, 2018

The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is a technical indicator that was developed to measure overbought and oversold market conditions. The assumption behind the indicator is that investment instruments move in cycles with highs and lows coming at certain periodic intervals. (more...)
House, Senate divided over GenX bill House, Senate divided over GenX bill
- January 13, 2018

Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover, had been incensed by the Senate's unwillingness to take up his bill, saying shortly before the House voted that "all I know is that we're doing something". And we commissioned studies to quantify the amount of GenX in the Cape Fear River and determine the impact it could have on public health and safety. (more...)
NZ win toss, batting first vs Pakistan NZ win toss, batting first vs Pakistan
- January 13, 2018

But, Williamson was not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen. " New Zealand won half of both matches using just their minds", Ramiz told the Daily Express . "However, New Zealand does seem to have a clear upper hand as there players Martin Guptill, skipper Ken Williamson, Matt Henry and Colin Munro are in great form while their bowlers Trent Boult, Tim Southee and spinner Mitchell Santner are well backed by their superb fielding". (more...)
Chinese Trade With North Korea Plunged by 50 Percent Last Month Chinese Trade With North Korea Plunged by 50 Percent Last Month
- January 13, 2018

Beijing has come under growing pressure from Washington to use its influence to stop Pyongyang's weapons development. China on Friday reported that its trade with North Korea fell 10.5 percent in 2017, compared with the previous year. All told , trade between the two sides fell nearly 51 percent during the month. North Korea has repeatedly asserted that sanctions are killing its people while claiming that global diplomatic and economic pressure will never derail its ballistic missile and ... (more...)

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