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'Abu Dis offered capital of future Palestinian state' 'Abu Dis offered capital of future Palestinian state'
- January 15, 2018

These events were followed by the Israeli Knesset decision making ceding any part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians virtually impossible, and aggravated even more by the recent decision of Israel to construct 1,122 new settlement units in the West Bank over and above the decision to float tenders for 651 additional settler units on Palestinian soil. (more...)
South Africa's Ramaphosa Says No One Should Be Nervous Over Land South Africa's Ramaphosa Says No One Should Be Nervous Over Land
- January 15, 2018

The two leaders discussed trade and connectivity and how these could boost industrialisation and create jobs for millions of young people. The two leaders also deliberated on regional peace and security, especially the South Sudan conflict and the modern day slave trade in Libya. (more...)
American Gods Season 2 Faces Trouble, Neil Gaiman Clarifies Showrunner Role American Gods Season 2 Faces Trouble, Neil Gaiman Clarifies Showrunner Role
- January 15, 2018

It was followed by statements by co-stars Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth that they would not or may not be coming back. At the TV Critics press tour, Albrecht said that the TV series is an "incredibly hard adaptation of a fantastic novel ", Collider reports. (more...)
Thousands take holy dip in River Ganga on Makar Sankranti Thousands take holy dip in River Ganga on Makar Sankranti
- January 15, 2018

Mamata Banerjee recently said that the Ganga Sagar mela is being held for ages and pilgrims throng the place in large numbers for many years, so it should be given the status of the Kumbh Mela. As part of security arrangements, the state has also introduced a real-time monitoring system Â- the Tirtha Sathi. Around 55 giant LED screens will keep pilgrims updated about the timings and tariff of trains, buses and ferries, tide timings as well as safety precautions. (more...)
Fire burns Sun Cruz Casino shuttle with 50 people aboard Fire burns Sun Cruz Casino shuttle with 50 people aboard
- January 15, 2018

Authorities said 50 people were rescued from a Sun Cruz Casino boat that caught fire near Port Richey, Florida, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The boat was still ablaze hours after it caught fire, the fire department said. When the fire sparked, the captain of the boat beached it about 100 feet from shore. (more...)
Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho
- January 15, 2018

He said he was reluctant to speak about a player at another club, but did not rule out a United bid. "I still don't know what is going to happen". "Maybe you ask Arsenal , they decide his future". He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City , but United have become the favourites after the Etihad Stadium outfit baulked at Arsenal's £35m January valuation . (more...)
4-star running back Harold Joiner commits to Auburn on official visit 4-star running back Harold Joiner commits to Auburn on official visit
- January 15, 2018

According to the 247Sports composite , Joiner is the No. 5 running back in the class of 2018 and the No. 3 overall recruit from the state of Alabama. The comparison could be how Auburn uses now uses wide receiver Eli Stove but Joiner, with a bigger frame, will be expected to provide a more physical element to those type of plays. (more...)
Police find body in hunt for dad's crossbow killer Police find body in hunt for dad's crossbow killer
- January 15, 2018

A crossbow was used in the attack, according to reports. Humberside Police said they believed they have found 56-year-old Anthony Lawrence in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire at around 6pm on Sunday. Det Ch Insp Stewart Miller, from Humberside Police, said in a statement on Sunday night: "Since Friday evening we have been carrying out extensive enquiries into Mr Lawrence's whereabouts, which led to the location in North Yorkshire, upon where officers discovered a body". (more...)
Trump Caves To Federal Court, Continues DACA Renewals Trump Caves To Federal Court, Continues DACA Renewals
- January 15, 2018

But a tentative deal worked out Thursday by a small bipartisan group of senators crumbled in an Oval Office meeting in which, according to multiple people involved, an angry Trump asked them why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti, El Salvador and African nations over those from European countries such as Norway. (more...)
Fire Breaks Out on Large Casino Boat off Florida (PHOTO, VIDEO) Fire Breaks Out on Large Casino Boat off Florida (PHOTO, VIDEO)
- January 15, 2018

Fire rescue crews in Pasco County are reporting a boat fire on a casino shuttle boat. 50 people were reportedly onboard of the San Cruz casino boat when it caught fire and authorities had to rescue people in the Gulf. Officials said two deputies who first arrived jumped into the water and began rescuing passengers. CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV reports that the Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission also responded to the scene. (more...)
Top House Democrat wants to call 'dozens' more witnesses in Russian Federation probe Top House Democrat wants to call 'dozens' more witnesses in Russian Federation probe
- January 15, 2018

There are 2 comments on the New York Daily News story from 13 hrs ago, titled Top Democrat seeks to interview Ivanka Trump in Russian Federation probe. "But part of the reason why this investigation has taken longer than it should is because the majority has sat on our requests for witnesses for months and months and months". (more...)
Vatican newspaper calls Trump's Vatican newspaper calls Trump's "shithole" comment offensive
- January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense", he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed". Ambassadors unanimously agreed to the resolution after an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks. The controversy, stemming from discussions about whether to include immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in an immigration bill, appears to have ... (more...)
Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection
- January 15, 2018

At the meeting Trump questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", according to two sources familiar with the comments. "I think we'll get a down payment on some of these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it done". "He's willing to work with us on what we can do to get DACA policy in place and reasonable border security", said Tillis. (more...)
Flooding in Kent causes residents to evacuate Flooding in Kent causes residents to evacuate
- January 15, 2018

Police and highway authorities closed a stretch of Route 7 Saturday when when drifting ice dammed up the Housatonic River , causing flooding along the road and isolating some homes along the river. An ice jam occurs when chunks of ice clump together to block the flow of a river, which can cause flooding in communities near the river. The area was expecting colder weather and several inches of snow. (more...)
Stop harassment, beg kin of deceased CBI Judge Loya Stop harassment, beg kin of deceased CBI Judge Loya
- January 15, 2018

According to various media reports, he had asserted that the Loya family did not doubt the "integrity of investigative agencies". The party aligned itself with SC judges by demanding a probe into death of CBI judge BH Loya who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case in which BJP President Amit Shah among others is a party. (more...)
Donald Trump physical exam results: President in 'excellent health,' doctor says Donald Trump physical exam results: President in 'excellent health,' doctor says
- January 15, 2018

Do we need more Haitians?' "Then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure". "Apparently he and I are the only two people that use a few curse words here and there", Scaramucci wrote on Twitter. "I think it was stupid and irresponsible and childish", said Rep. (more...)
Winter Weather Expected Sunday Winter Weather Expected Sunday
- January 14, 2018

From Dec. 1 through Sunday afternoon, the city has only seen 4.4 inches of snow, according to the weather service. Expect slower than normal travel tomorrow, especially for the morning commute. The potential for ice accumulation through early tonight . The last winter storm also featured a very strong system rapidly developing offshore. The map below shows the area that has the best chance of seeing a glaze of ice. (more...)
Qatari royal 'held against his will in the UAE' Qatari royal 'held against his will in the UAE'
- January 14, 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a delegation of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, led by its Secretary-General, Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, and a number of Emirati specialists and experts, who have published the Abu Dhabi State of Environment Report, AD-SoER 2017. (more...)
Iran lifts block on Telegram app as protests wane Iran lifts block on Telegram app as protests wane
- January 14, 2018

There have also been calls for Ayatollah Khamenei to step down. The official accused the unnamed detainee of having been "trained by European intelligence services ... The government had accused the popular opposition news channel, Amadnews, of using the Telegram to incite "armed uprising and social unrests". The semi-official ISNA news agency said the restrictions had been lifted on the orders of President Hassan Rouhani. (more...)
African ambassadors to United Nations call Trump's remark African ambassadors to United Nations call Trump's remark "outrageous, racist"
- January 14, 2018

The group's mission in Washington DC expressed "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. As a result, the Mission said, "there is a serious need for dialogue" between the Trump administration and African countries. (more...)
Ghana: Trump Language on Africa Unacceptable, Racist
- January 14, 2018

The group of over 50 nations in a statement said: "the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr Donald Trump , President of the United States of America". The African Union , through its member States, values the strategic partnership with the US. The controversy, stemming from discussions about whether to include immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in an immigration bill, appears to have dimmed chances of reaching a deal ... (more...)
Airstrikes kill 17 IS militants in Afghanistan
- January 14, 2018

Several militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted by the USA forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Gresback did not disclose which branch of the military the troops were from. The Taliban said the attack was carried out by two insurgents disguised as local militiamen. (more...)
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to run for Senate Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to run for Senate
- January 14, 2018

They won't support us. The 30-year-old Manning filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress Former New Mexico gov: Trump's foreign policy is getting "criticized by everybody" Dems put hold on McFarland nomination over contradictory testimony: report MORE (D-Md.) in the November Democratic primary. (more...)
Kankumbi dispute: K'taka 'violates' SC order on canal, Goa cries foul Kankumbi dispute: K'taka 'violates' SC order on canal, Goa cries foul
- January 14, 2018

However, we hold no grudge against the people of Goa. "We will continue to strive to secure drinking water from #Mahadayi for our people", Siddaramaiah said in a tweet. "The photographs are clear". "They are harami people". Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today termed as "reprehensible" the alleged use of abusive words by Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar against the people of Karnataka. (more...)
Air Lease Corp (AL) EVP Jie Chen Sells 4000 Shares
- January 14, 2018

It has underperformed by 5.22% the S&P500. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Air Lease Corp (NYSE:AL) by 11.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Returns With Heavy NASA Payload SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Returns With Heavy NASA Payload
- January 14, 2018

The capsule will begin a series of departure burns and maneuvers to move beyond the "keep out sphere" around the station for its return trip to Earth. Some of the experiments on board include plant samples that were used to study how plants grow in low oxygen environments and how they react to the stress caused by that environment. (more...)
USA again accepting DACA renewal requests after judge bucks Trump USA again accepting DACA renewal requests after judge bucks Trump
- January 14, 2018

They are doing nothing to fix DACA. "This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have". They have targeted the abolition of a special program allowing citizens of some countries to apply for visas distributed by lottery as well as rules allowing naturalized USA citizens to sponsor family members for legal status - a system Republican critics refer to as "chain migration". (more...)
Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts
- January 14, 2018

Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Buckeye Partners from $64.00 to $60.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. In related news, SVP Joseph Sauger sold 5,481 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, August 25. (more...)
Trump tweets about DACA amid controversy over vulgarity Trump tweets about DACA amid controversy over vulgarity
- January 14, 2018

In his first message, the president that "the Democrats are all talk and no action". The proposal included a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. In September, the Trump administration said it would end the program and in March 2018, DACA protected individuals would lose their protected status. (more...)
Trae Young Puts Up 43 Points in Oklahoma's OT Win Over TCU Trae Young Puts Up 43 Points in Oklahoma's OT Win Over TCU
- January 14, 2018

On Oklahoma's next possession, he drained a step-back 3-pointer - his eighth of the game - to cut the Horned Frogs' lead to one. He also scored a career-high 10 threes as the Sooners broke the program record with 19 made three-pointers. He found James for a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining that gave the Sooners an 89-87 lead. "I'm proud of Jaylen and how he responded", Dixon said. (more...)

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