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Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed
- January 19, 2018

Mitch McConnell , the Senate Republican Majority Leader, said the House bill provides for four weeks of funding, enough to allow talks to continue "without throwing the government into disarray for no reason". While most members of Congress say they need to reauthorize the program, Democrats , in particular, have said that the issue should be decoupled from the spending bill. (more...)
White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown
- January 19, 2018

This isn't going to solve everything at once, but it does solve a very important piece. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. On Tuesday , Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., - one of those negotiators - told reporters that "we did everything [Trump] asked" in the bipartisan proposal presented to him on Thursday. (more...)
Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury' Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'
- January 19, 2018

Bannon has told associates that he did not see any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government but thinks Mueller's case could focus on financial improprieties, according to two people familiar with his views. (more...)
President Trump announces 'Fake News' award winners President Trump announces 'Fake News' award winners
- January 19, 2018

And finally, the moment arrived. Dannel Malloy (D) is slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE's "Fake News" awards as "fascist propaganda". (more...)
Natural disaster: 3.0 quake strikes southeast of San Jose Natural disaster: 3.0 quake strikes southeast of San Jose
- January 19, 2018

According to the USGS , the epicenter was nine miles from Morgan Hill, 11 miles from Alum Rock, 14 miles from San Jose and 90 miles from Sacramento. The USGS reported that the natural disaster was felt as far north as Fremont and as far west as Santa Cruz. (more...)
White House: US Maintains 'Open Channels' With North Korea White House: US Maintains 'Open Channels' With North Korea
- January 19, 2018

The International Olympic Committee is now examining the request. Trump had recently praised the resumption of talks between North and South Korea, at which Pyongyang agreed to send a team to the Winter Olympics, and signalled his "openness" to United States talks with North Korea "under the right circumstances". (more...)
Hospitalized in Serious Crash on Route 24 in Avon Hospitalized in Serious Crash on Route 24 in Avon
- January 19, 2018

At 2:07 a.m., the Avon Fire Department responded to Route 24 northbound prior to Harrison Boulevard and discovered a serious two-car crash. An unidentified woman was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to a hospital on a Medflight helicopter. (more...)
United States withholds $45M pledged for UNRWA food aid United States withholds $45M pledged for UNRWA food aid
- January 19, 2018

Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium made the pledge in a statement on Wednesday revealing that Brussels would allocate the funds over three years. UNRWA also warned it was undergoing the "most severe funding crisis in the history of the agency". The first annual payment is being disbursed immediately "considering the financial difficulties that UNRWA now faces", the statement said. (more...)
Trump not want CHIP in short-term budget deal Trump not want CHIP in short-term budget deal
- January 19, 2018

Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), one of the more liberal members of Schumer's caucus, said Thursday. "He didn't weigh in until right before the vote", the source said, describing it as "annoying". He said he spoke with Trump on Wednesday night. "The president certainly doesn't want a shutdown", Sanders told reporters at the White House. "By the way, as a tax payer, I don't think they make sense". (more...)
Britain and France agree new border security deal Britain and France agree new border security deal
- January 19, 2018

But in talks at Sandhurst, Britain's army officer training academy, she will be under pressure from Macron to accept more asylum seekers and to pay more for border security on the French side of the Channel. In exchange for three UK Chinook helicopters being sent to Africa's Sahel region to assist French counter-terror efforts, Mr Macron has pledged French troops to a UK-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation battlegroup in Estonia in the face of Russian aggression. (more...)
Two Bartlesville Officers Injured, Suspect Shot Two Bartlesville Officers Injured, Suspect Shot
- January 19, 2018

Two officers received non life threading injuries. According to Bartlesville police, it started when officers were serving a search warrant at a home. Bartlesville police did not identify the officer who discharged a service weapon. The officer is undergoing surgery for a facial injury. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to take over the investigation of the shooting. (more...)
GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa
- January 19, 2018

But Perdue said Sunday on ABC's "This Week: "I am telling you that he did not use that word". It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations. Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist , Trump said, "No, No". Senator David Purdue, a Republican from Georgia who attended the session, called charges that Trump is racist "ridiculous" and insisted reports on his remarks were a "gross misrepresentation". (more...)
Britain, France agree on border measures Britain, France agree on border measures
- January 19, 2018

Mr Macron said the treaty would mean "smarter and more efficient management of the border" and a more efficient, humane processing system for migrants . The two countries now abide by the 15-year-old Treaty of Le Touquet, which permits immigration checks within each other's borders. Macron is expected to confirm on Thursday that France will agree in principle to loan the fragile 941-year-old embroidery. (more...)
'Padmaavat' - 'PadMan' clash averted: Akshay Kumar's film release postponed to February 9 'Padmaavat' - 'PadMan' clash averted: Akshay Kumar's film release postponed to February 9
- January 19, 2018

As a result, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat will be the sole release on January 25. PadMan is based on the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. I am glad they are talking, they should know". Akshay Kumar's " PadMan " will now share the box-office with Sidharth Malhotra's "Aiyaary" when it hits theatres on February 9. (more...)
Trump's Doctor Dismisses Questions About Mental Stability, Stresses 'Excellent' Health Trump's Doctor Dismisses Questions About Mental Stability, Stresses 'Excellent' Health
- January 19, 2018

Jackson said Trump encouraged him to speak with reporters about the physical, and to take every question they had. "It doesn't change what they do", Goldstein said. He was 15. He, his widowed mother, and his sisters came to visit an uncle for the summer of 1983 - and, with their country ravaged by sectarian strife, they stayed. (more...)
Commuters in US South face tough trek after deadly storm Commuters in US South face tough trek after deadly storm
- January 19, 2018

Winter Storm Inga is bringing snow and ice to the Southeast, causing travel chaos throughout the region. TSA spokesman Mark Howell said in a statement that the agency expects the situation to improve Thursday. The baby's mother was in critical condition. A woman died in West Virginia in a vehicle crash, local reports said. One person died in a weather-related traffic accident in West Virginia. (more...)
Britain should consider building bridge to France, says Boris Johnson Britain should consider building bridge to France, says Boris Johnson
- January 19, 2018

According to a source, when asked about the concept he is understood to have replied: "I agree - let's do it". The countries had agreed to establish a panel of experts to look at major projects, Johnson said. "Whether pioneering supersonic travel or better connecting our countries through the Channel Tunnel, cooperation between our nations has produced radical innovation". (more...)
John Worboys release will not be challenged by government John Worboys release will not be challenged by government
- January 19, 2018

The secretary of state commissioned legal advice last week on the plausibility and prospect of success of a judicial review. "I share those concerns". "Let me be absolutely clear: Worboys will not be released until their representations have been properly consulted and until his licence conditions are in place". (more...)
SC dismisses U.S. woman's plea against acquittal of film director SC dismisses U.S. woman's plea against acquittal of film director
- January 19, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by an American researcher challenging the Delhi high court verdict acquitting Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case. A trial court had on August 4,2016 sent Farooqui to jail for seven years, observing that he had taken advantage of the situation when the victim was alone in his house. (more...)
Boys Face Felony Charges After 500K Bees Killed Boys Face Felony Charges After 500K Bees Killed
- January 19, 2018

According to the BBC, the destruction of the 50 hives in Sioux City, Iowa, caused 500,000 bees to freeze to death. After the discovery, one of the owners told local media that they had broken into their shed, taking all of their equipment out and throwing it out on the snow and smashing what they could. (more...)
Danger of the missile alert mistake Danger of the missile alert mistake
- January 19, 2018

Miyagi said it is his responsibility to oversee the system for such notifications and that the agency would take steps to prevent the mistake from happening again. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, a Republican, said on Tuesday in an interview on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show that he wanted to know if additional checks and balances were needed for alerts of worldwide significance. (more...)
US Congress struggles to avoid financial shutdown US Congress struggles to avoid financial shutdown
- January 19, 2018

Shortly before the House vote, Trump wrote on Twitter: "House of Representatives needs to pass Government Funding Bill tonight". Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Ryan promised the group future votes on extra defense spending and on a conservative, restrictive immigration bill. (more...)
Drivers warned 'stay off roads' as heavy snow forecast Drivers warned 'stay off roads' as heavy snow forecast
- January 19, 2018

The Met Office predicts that up to 8cm (3in) of snow could fall at low levels on Tuesday, and more than 15cm (5in) over higher ground. Hundreds of drivers were stranded in their cars up for to 11 hours last night after Scotland was hit by heavy snow. (more...)
Even Dale Jr. finds icy roads tricky, hits tree in winter storm Even Dale Jr. finds icy roads tricky, hits tree in winter storm
- January 19, 2018

He wrote: 'NC stay off the roads today/tonight. We rescued from how embarrassing that a and he made fun and made light of it tweeting out to other people not to make the same dumb mistakes he would take it saying he quote center punched a tree oh. (more...)
Norway awards record 75 oil exploration licenses, led by Statoil's 31 Norway awards record 75 oil exploration licenses, led by Statoil's 31
- January 19, 2018

The 19 companies which were awarded with one or more operatorships for the production licenses include A/S Norske Shell, Aker BP, ConocoPhillips, Engie, Faroe Petroleum, INEOS, Lundin, MOL, OMV, Petrolia, Point, Repsol, Spirit, Statoil, Suncor, Total, VNG, Wellesley, and Wintershall. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova sees off Anastasija Sevastova Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova sees off Anastasija Sevastova
- January 19, 2018

The 19-time grand slam champion overcame long-time rival Rafael Nadal in an "epic" five-set showdown in last year's final and he was happy to reflect on a memorable encounter. "I know that nothing will be handed to me or anyone". Sharapova could next meet No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova , who beat her at the U.S. Open previous year in her return to a Grand Slam to tournament. (more...)
Decision to revoke Padmaavat ban only after studying SC order: Rajasthan Decision to revoke Padmaavat ban only after studying SC order: Rajasthan
- January 19, 2018

Padmaavat can't be banned by states, the apex court has said. Padmaavat features Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Ranveer Singh as Allaudin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharwal Ratan Singh. It has put a stay on the notification issued by the four states over banning Padmaavat . On Thursday, the Home Minister reiterated that the film is banned in the state and the BJP government will examine the apex court order and take any decision only after that. (more...)
North and South Korea come together for Olympics North and South Korea come together for Olympics
- January 19, 2018

Delegates from North and South Korea have announced that their two countries will march under a single "unification flag" at the Winter Olympics this year. Still, that plan, proposed by politicians, has met pushback on behalf of athletes from the No. 22-ranked South Korea team's Canadian coach, and its first Olympic opponent, Switzerland. (more...)
LoC violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC for third time in week LoC violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC for third time in week
- January 19, 2018

However, no casualty or injured reported as a result of firing, he added. Punjab Rangers conducted retaliatory firing and responded to neutralize the Indian BSF posts, ISPR said in the statement. The Director General (SA & SAARC) urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. (more...)
South Africa: Cape Town Slashes Water Use Amid Drought South Africa: Cape Town Slashes Water Use Amid Drought
- January 19, 2018

Watering lawns and gardens, filling pools and washing cars have all been banned in South Africa's second-biggest city, with residents even advised to refrain from flushing the toilet unless absolutely necessary. "Consumption remains too high with half of Cape Town's residents still not keeping to the 87 litres of water per person per day", Ms De Lille said. (more...)

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