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Three Australians arrested in Serbia over $500m drug bust Three Australians arrested in Serbia over $500m drug bust
- January 18, 2018

On January 18, police released footage of the haul after * a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/192739?referred_from=Australia&channel_id=222&context=channel&referrer_type=Channel&referrer_id=222" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" *arrests were made a day earlier. (more...)
More Snow Expected For Piedmont Than In West
- January 18, 2018

A winter storm dumped snow Wednesday from the Florida Panhandle to ME as it left bone-chilling and icy conditions. The winter storm has blanketed North Carolina's largest cities with snow, forcing school cancellations, causing hundreds of crashes and leaving thousands in the dark. (more...)
Bannon Agrees to Cooperate With Mueller Inquiry Bannon Agrees to Cooperate With Mueller Inquiry
- January 18, 2018

He left the White House and has certainly never returned to the White House. A lawyer who represented Bannon in an appearance before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday could not be immediately reached. Michael Dorf, a constitutional law professor at Cornell University, said that while traditionally Congress has required a formal assertion of executive privilege in order for a witness to refuse to answer a question, more recently "we've seen people just not answer ... (more...)
Three men charged in connection with slain Houston-area couple Three men charged in connection with slain Houston-area couple
- January 18, 2018

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies found the bodies of Bao and Jenny Lam, both aged 61, on the first floor of their home. Gonzalez' office said the robbers returned to the home several times between Thursday night and the time the bodies were found on Saturday evening. (more...)
Grand jury will quiz Steve Bannon on Russian links to Trump campaign Grand jury will quiz Steve Bannon on Russian links to Trump campaign
- January 18, 2018

Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Lawmakers were expecting a similar fight Wednesday with Trump's White House as another senior aide, Rick Dearborn, was to appear for a private interview with the committee. (more...)
Stickers Going On Trucks To Reach Human Trafficking Victims Stickers Going On Trucks To Reach Human Trafficking Victims
- January 18, 2018

The vigil coincides with Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Attorney General Fox said "Individuals who engage in child sex trafficking are typically very adept at using technology to recruit and exploit their victims". "There are more illicit brothels in Texas than anywhere else disguised as massage parlors", he said. Victims can come from any socioeconomic, racial, or geographic background, she says, and anyone can be a victim of trafficking. (more...)
Bevin seeks more than 6 percent in state cuts Bevin seeks more than 6 percent in state cuts
- January 18, 2018

The budget proposal also includes a $34 million increase in funding to fight against opioid and substance abuse in the state. "I agree with that, as the dollars need to be in the classroom". But Bevin's spending plan calls for funding for 75 new prosecutors and 51 public defenders across the state. "I don't know how that's going to work", he said. (more...)
Couple held 13 siblings captive in house Couple held 13 siblings captive in house
- January 18, 2018

She told deputies and cops with the Perris Police Department that her parents held captive her 12 brothers and sisters at the home . The sheriff's office said first responders initially believed everyone in the room to be a minor due to their malnourishment, and that the 17-year-old only appeared to be around ten. (more...)
For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with
- January 18, 2018

Dick Durbin and Rep. Stenny Hoyer. The secretary of the Homeland Security Department testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". Former president Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, expires in March and the Trump administration has said it will not renew it. (more...)
Illinois QB Jeff George Jr. announces transfer
- January 18, 2018

He began the 2017 season as the starter but was dropped to third string behind George and Thomas after four games, in which he completed 49.5 percent of his passes for 443 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. "I look forward to a new chapter in my life and what the future has in store for me". "I don't think there is anything left to give", Crouch said on social media. (more...)
Senator Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill Senator Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill
- January 18, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., offered a similarly rosy assessment. But conservatives are still a major question mark. Republicans say Democrats are holding spending negotiations "hostage" and have said the DACA program must be addressed separately and in a standalone bill. (more...)
Amsterdam's Schiphol axes all flights as storm brings chaos to Europe
- January 18, 2018

The hub scrapped 260 flights amid gusts of almost 90mph (140kph). Falling trees killed two 62-year-old men in the Netherlands, a woman south of the Belgian capital of Brussels and a 59-year-old man at a camping site in the German town of Emmerich, near the Dutch border. (more...)
White House says it supports short-term government funding bill
- January 18, 2018

Last week Trump told lawmakers he would sign an immigration reform bill as soon as negotiators concluded a deal and it passed Congress. "And he's not indicated what measure he's willing to sign". McCain has been at home in Arizona dealing with health issues, and it's not clear if he could be back by Friday. The speaker, one of Trump's most important lieutenants on Capitol Hill, is well aware of how poorly a shutdown will reflect on the Republican Party, which controls both houses ... (more...)
Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury
- January 18, 2018

Bannon's lawyer, Bill Burck , was in constant contact with the White House counsel's office during the interview, according to the report , and he was told to advise Bannon not to discuss his work on the transition team or in the White House. (more...)
Western Gas Partners LP (NYSE:WES) Institutional Investors Sentiment Change
- January 18, 2018

It has outperformed by 35.35% the S&P500. Alps Advisors Inc increased its stake in Western Gas Partners Lp ( WES ) by 11.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. They set a "neutral" rating on the stock. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, December 16 by CapitalOne. (more...)
President Trump has common form of heart disease President Trump has common form of heart disease
- January 18, 2018

Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer's disease expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Trump also received a ideal score (30/30) on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) - a standard, one-page test created to test a person's thinking and memory skills for signs of dementia, Jackson said . (more...)
A look at past USA government shutdowns
- January 18, 2018

So far this fiscal year, short-term funding bills passed before the few shutdown deadlines maintained last year's spending levels for federal programs - but Congress wants to increase spending for the new year. In Nevada, another state where Democrats hope to flip a Republican-held seat, Democrat Rep.Jacky Rosen said Tuesday that she had collected $1.56 million in her bid to compete against Heller. (more...)
Don't meddle in presidential election, Russia's Foreign Ministry tells US Don't meddle in presidential election, Russia's Foreign Ministry tells US
- January 18, 2018

One day after he registered as a candidate for Russia's next presidential election, which will be held in March, Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) barred him from running citing a previous embezzlement conviction, according to state-run media outlet RIA-Novosti. (more...)
Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident
- January 18, 2018

Dramatic video posted online by a witness shows a black auto, which appeared to be modified for drag racing, driving recklessly when an NYPD officer tries to pull it over just before midnight. Santos and Lopez both have criminal pasts - and investigators believe they are members of the same Bronx vehicle club. Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, are sought for questioning after an officer was dragged by a auto in Times Square on January 13, 2017. (more...)
Pope Francis just performed a 'historic' wedding aboard the papal plane Pope Francis just performed a 'historic' wedding aboard the papal plane
- January 18, 2018

Earlier during his visit to the country, asking the victims for forgiveness. The distrust extends to Pope Francis in Chile, a country that gives him the lowest approval rating among the 18 Latin American countries in the survey. "Violence eventually makes a most just cause into a lie", the pontiff said. "The burning of trucks, Mapuches in jail", she said. "The pope could speak, could mediate in the Araucania region about the situation of the Mapuche who are being incarcerated", Linconao ... (more...)
Multiple Pennsylvania police officers injured in shooting, officials say Multiple Pennsylvania police officers injured in shooting, officials say
- January 18, 2018

According to ABC station WHTM , the shooting happened Thursday morning at 17th and Mulberry streets. Chardo says one person was shot by police but couldn't speak about that person's condition. Law enforcement officers shot and killed Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, who they said fired at police in several locations in Harrisburg three days before Christmas. (more...)
Two Pakistani women martyred in Indian firing along Working Boundary Two Pakistani women martyred in Indian firing along Working Boundary
- January 18, 2018

Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops across the Line of Control which resulted in the death of two women. Pakistan's foreign ministry this week said Indian forces carried out more than 100 ceasefire violations in Kashmir in January. "The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, global human rights and humanitarian laws". (more...)
Sharing of taxes by central government is discriminatory: Kamal Haasan Sharing of taxes by central government is discriminatory: Kamal Haasan
- January 18, 2018

InhisDecember31speech, Rajnikanth said the twists and turns in the state political dynamic forced him to decide to enter, lest he "spends the rest of the days in guilt". Chennai: After announcing his foray into politics on Tuesday, actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday said the meaning of the term "Dravidian" should not be restricted to Tamil Nadu alone. (more...)
Trending Stock in Review: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) Trending Stock in Review: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)
- January 18, 2018

It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500. Oakbrook Investments Llc bought 40,900 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 132,589 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.11M, up from 96,210 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Peru's Fujimori asks for forgiveness, thanks Kuczynski for pardon Peru's Fujimori asks for forgiveness, thanks Kuczynski for pardon
- January 18, 2018

Fujimori ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000 before fleeing massive corruption and human rights abuse charges. Fujimori, who has been in a Lima clinic since Saturday, was transferred from prison after suffering low blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. (more...)
Wolf escapes from sanctuary in Reading, police now on site Wolf escapes from sanctuary in Reading, police now on site
- January 18, 2018

The UK Wolf Conservation Trust was established in 1995 and has 10 wolves, living in four packs, from the Arctic and Northwestern breeds. One parent, Tony Roe, told the BBC police officers were outside his child's local primary school by 08:30 to usher pupils inside. (more...)
Met Office warns of high winds in East Anglia Met Office warns of high winds in East Anglia
- January 18, 2018

The alert will come into place at 5pm today until 3am on Thursday. Where it was warning of gusts of 60-70mph with "a small chance of winds reaching 80mph in places" it now predicts gusts of 50-60mph widely and 70mph in the west of the UK. (more...)
Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo, urges Israel-Palestine talks
- January 18, 2018

In a jarring article published recently, the former foreign minister and Arab league chief warned that making concessions on the Palestinian issue would be a "gross strategic mistake". However, Palestinian analysts did not consider the recommendations of the Central Council powerful enough to cope with Trump's Jerusalem decision or Israel's occupation of the holy city. (more...)
Currently Undervalued Or Overvalued? - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS), InfraREIT, Inc. (REIT) (HIFR)
- January 18, 2018

The stock was trading at a distance of -35.73% from its 52-week highs and stands 208.34% away from its 52-week lows. This represents a change from most recent open price of -1.64%. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS ) stock moved with shift of -7.66% in the past week. AEterna Zentaris has a 52 week low of $0.78 and a 52 week high of $3.75. (more...)
Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere' Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'
- January 18, 2018

Trump was curt and dismissive, saying he was not making immigration policy to cater to the CBC and did not particularly care about that bloc's demands, according to people briefed on the meeting. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president. It's possible to support lower legal immigration, on balance, to the United States, without caring much about where those immigrants come from. (more...)

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