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White House to Blame Schumer for Govt Shutdown
- January 19, 2018

But the Democrats are demanding concessions on immigration to protect the so-called Dreamers , the young immigrants brought to the us illegally as children. Q&A What is a government shutdown? Democrats are confident that voters will blame Republicans if the government shuts down as they control both bodies of Congress and the White House . (more...)
More snow and ice forecast for Donegal More snow and ice forecast for Donegal
- January 19, 2018

This latest weather warning was issued at 10am on Thursday morning and is valid from that time until 12 noon on Friday. Forecasters say there is a possibility that some of Ireland's snow showers could be accompanied by thunder this evening. (more...)
Seattle, Tacoma and 216 other cities won't be getting Amazon HQ2 Seattle, Tacoma and 216 other cities won't be getting Amazon HQ2
- January 19, 2018

There are concerns, of course, that an influx of thousands of well-paid workers might boost rents and make home purchases more expensive - but the city can answer those concerns with imaginative approaches to growth and with upgrades in transportation, specifically a continued push for a light-rail system and high-tech bus service, to cite two examples. (more...)
Drilling Off Florida Is Still On the Table, Interior Official Says Drilling Off Florida Is Still On the Table, Interior Official Says
- January 19, 2018

The letter leans heavily on Zinke's rationale for removing Florida from the plan - which initially sought to lease dozens of new oil drilling sites on the continental shelf surrounding the United States, including two off the coast of Northern California. (more...)
US House, Senate in scramble as government shutdown looms US House, Senate in scramble as government shutdown looms
- January 19, 2018

Both of those shutdowns led to additional bipartisan talks that produced broader budget deals. But Senate Democrats appeared prepared, along with a few GOP defections, to kill the bill in their chamber, some because of its failure to provide legal status for the young immigrants, and others as a protest against the GOP's inability to carry out its essential duties to pass a long-term bill to fund government. (more...)
Shinning star Sunday Faleye fires CHAN Eagles top of Group C Shinning star Sunday Faleye fires CHAN Eagles top of Group C
- January 19, 2018

Eagles secured just a point from their first game against Rwanda on Monday which ended goalless inspite of their attacking formation. The result means Zambia, who beat Ivory Coast 2-0 earlier on Thursday evening and Namibia have joined Morocco and Sudan (both Group A) in the last eight, while the Cranes and Elephants, who will face off in the last group game, have both been eliminated. (more...)
Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez
- January 19, 2018

On Friday public corruption prosecutors from the Justice Department filed notice in federal court saying they want a retrial "at the earliest possible date". Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. The defense also argued that Melgen's campaign contributions followed years of financial support for political campaigns outside his home state of Florida. (more...)
Hawaii Alert Highlights Limits of Emergency Alert System, Associations Say Hawaii Alert Highlights Limits of Emergency Alert System, Associations Say
- January 19, 2018

Nielsen told a Senate panel the department had been unaware that Hawaii officials did not have a mechanism in place to address false alarms and retract them. Urhahn said a ballistic missile attack here is highly unlikely but the alerts help out with severe weather or traffic problems. "We try to think in the many layers instead of just thinking Facebook or Instagram or Twitter ", Urhahn said. (more...)
Alabama sorority girl gets expelled for racist rant on social media Alabama sorority girl gets expelled for racist rant on social media
- January 19, 2018

Barber told the New York Post that her actions were wrong. She also stated that the student, Harley Barber , was no longer enrolled at the University. I'm in the south now (expletive) so everybody can (expletive) off. She told them she was heading back to New Jersey after being kicked out of school. (more...)
United States lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal United States lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal
- January 19, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the importance of an worldwide deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement. Larijani said that the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could by no means be changed or linked to other issues. (more...)
Want Immigrants Want Immigrants "From Everywhere" To Come To US: President Trump
- January 19, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump was on board early last week with a tentative "compassionate" deal between Democrats and Republicans to guarantee the status of almost 700,000 "Dreamers" - people who came to the United States illegally as children and are now threatened with expulsion. (more...)
United adds bigger plane for Duluth-Chicago flights United adds bigger plane for Duluth-Chicago flights
- January 19, 2018

But, the airline said Thursday, it will operate the flights starting April 4 from dedicated gates at both airports, and it promised free beer and wine in the main cabin. That's a highly competitive route favored by business travelers. That complements the current American Shuttle schedule, which operates between LaGuardia and Boston and Washington, with the same formula of on-the-hour flights between those business centers. (more...)
Senate scrambles as shutdown looms Senate scrambles as shutdown looms
- January 19, 2018

Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says "The republicans both in the Senate the House and the White House can't get their act together". As the threat of a government shutdown gets dangerously close to turning into a reality, President Donald Trump's plans to head to his weekend White House at his Florida resort are grounded. (more...)
Supreme Court Will Review Challenge To Travel Ban 3.0 Supreme Court Will Review Challenge To Travel Ban 3.0
- January 19, 2018

A three-judge panel of judges on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled past year that travel ban 3.0 exceeds the President's authority, calling it "an executive override of broad swaths of immigration laws that Congress has used its considered judgment to enact". (more...)
Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says
- January 19, 2018

In the end, Dr. Jackson concluded that Trump is overall healthy for his age . His body mass index (BMI) was 29.9 - just 0.1 point under the official obesity BMI mark of 30. Is chronic sleep deprivation impairing President Trump's brain, performance? "And, I have never known him to repeat himself around me", Jackson said. (more...)
Game Changing! L'Oréal's Latest Hair Campaign features a Hijab-Wearing Model Game Changing! L'Oréal's Latest Hair Campaign features a Hijab-Wearing Model
- January 19, 2018

In the new ad campaign, Khan, who has her own cosmetics and headscarves lines, exudes pink, with her headscarf, top, lipstick, and background featuring different shades of the color. I love styling my hair, I love putting products in it, and I love it to smell nice. And that mindset strips us of our autonomy and our sense of independence. (more...)
Quake Rattles Baja California Quake Rattles Baja California
- January 19, 2018

No immediate damage was reported. There were reports of light shaking felt there on the Baja Peninsula. Richard de la Cruz, director general of Mexico's civil defense, confirmed to Milenio Television that areas near the epicenter were not significantly affected. (more...)
Merkel, Macron hopeful about German coalition talks Merkel, Macron hopeful about German coalition talks
- January 19, 2018

Even while resuming her global role, Merkel's priority is to seal a government pact for Europe's biggest economy after nearly four months of party deadlock. "After all, we don't want the other side to question things that we fought for and won", he concluded. The poll showed that only 45 percent of Germans were in favour of another grand coalition, although 68 percent of conservatives were in favour, and 57 percent of SPD members. (more...)
Govt's focus will remain on development: PM Modi Govt's focus will remain on development: PM Modi
- January 19, 2018

The Prime Minister said his government's achievements can't be measured based on the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) and demonetisation and the achievements are far and wide that have impacted the economy as a whole. He said that 10 crore people have benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana under which Rs 4 lakh crore has been given as loans to small entrepreneurs. (more...)
Women Across Globe March on Polls Women Across Globe March on Polls
- January 19, 2018

Protesters are expected to denounce Trump's hardline immigration policies, promote women's rights, address the gender pay gap, concerns about health care and call for the removal of barriers to voting by marginalized communities. IL has seven events scheduled on Saturday: in Carbondale, Chicago, East Peoria, Kankakee, Naperville, Rock Island and Springfield. Although March On's strategy differs from that of Women's March, which organised the iconic Washington protest and remains focused on ... (more...)
Michigan State vs. IN - 1/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Michigan State vs. IN - 1/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- January 19, 2018

A loss against the Hoosiers would nearly ensure the Spartans fall out out of the top 10 in the next AP poll. The Hoosiers have won the last three league games, including wins at Minnesota as well as holding Northwestern to just 46 points during their last time out. (more...)
Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions
- January 19, 2018

Washington, DC- The United States Navy has filed charges against five Navy Officers in connection with two deadly collisions in 2017 that resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors. Bryce Benson. That decision followed a series of investigations and reviews into the collisions involving the Fitzgerald and the John S. McCain . In addition to the two commanders, three other officers who were aboard the USS Fitzgerald were also charged. (more...)
USA says airstrike in Somalia kills 4 members of al-Shabaab USA says airstrike in Somalia kills 4 members of al-Shabaab
- January 19, 2018

It said four children and a teacher were killed. The group has been fighting to overthrow successive internationally backed governments in Mogadishu since 2007, and frequently deploy vehicle and truck bombs against military, government and civilian targets. (more...)
Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says can govern region from Belgium Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says can govern region from Belgium
- January 19, 2018

Supporters of Carles Puigdemont , who faces arrest for charges including sedition and rebellion if he returns to Spain, have suggested he could rule via video link - earning him the sobriquet "the hologram president" from detractors. The Spanish government has been ruling Catalonia directly since it sacked Puigdemont. "The result of these elections validate our government programme". (more...)
Stocks To Watch This Week: Flowserve Corporation (FLS), Olin Corporation (OLN)
- January 19, 2018

Olin (NYSE:OLN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. POT's profit would be $59.60 million giving it 73.75 P/E if the $0.07 EPS is correct. It now has negative earnings. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. 42 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 147.38 million shares or 2.64% less from 151.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (more...)
Survival game 'We Happy Few' is delayed until summer Survival game 'We Happy Few' is delayed until summer
- January 19, 2018

Unfortunately, the developers announced today that they have delayed the game's official release until Summer 2018 in order to polish up the game's story a bit more. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC. A third playable character has not been revealed yet. This is due to complaints of the game's cost not meshing with it being labelled as Early Access-most Early Access games cost $29.99 however We Happy Few is now priced at $50.99 on Steam. (more...)
Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA
- January 19, 2018

I've said it before, that's not the policy of the National Security Department, said the official on the This Morning program of CBS News. In addition to protecting dreamers, and jump-starting the border wall and funding other security measures (including surveillance technology and retaining Border Patrol agents), the deal would reshape and shrink the diversity lottery system that Mr.Trump and some other Republicans dislike. (more...)
Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics
- January 19, 2018

Athletes from both nations have walked in several past Olympic opening ceremonies together under a "unification flag". Separately, South Korean Sports Ministry spokesman Hwang Seong Un said that the two Koreas have agreed in principle to field a joint women's ice hockey team. (more...)
Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters
- January 19, 2018

Amazon in September launched an worldwide competition for its HQ2, which company officials promised would bring in $5 billion in construction and create 50,000 high-paying jobs over multiple years. The city already has a booming tech sector and giants like Apple, Google , Facebook and Microsoft have offices there. Based on Amazon's requirements, Fresno was a long shot. (more...)
North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry
- January 19, 2018

Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo, the two-man bobsleigh team of South Korea that finished as the world No. 1 in the 2015-2016 season, are a medal hopeful at the PyeongChang Games. As talks continued in the DMZ, a number of senior diplomatic figures from 20 countries met in Vancouver to discuss how to contain North Korea's nuclear program and promote inter-Korean dialogue. (more...)

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