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Police searching for suspect in NE Colorado Springs shooting Police searching for suspect in NE Colorado Springs shooting
- January 20, 2018

No officers were hit and police don't believe the suspect was injured in the shootout. "Update: No additional shots fired". The situation is active and the perimeter has been set from Downhill and Tuckerman to Vickers and Union. Black said officers returned fire. Roads are blocked, and police are asking people to avoid the area. Emergency notifications were sent to residents near Lynmar Apartments, warning them to shelter in place. (more...)
Pep Guardiola puts Man City stability over Alexis Sanchez signing
- January 20, 2018

Guardiola admits he wants to strengthen his squad further but is only likely to bring in new players at the end of the season, and he insists he is happy to continue with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling as his options in a central attacking role for the rest of 2017-18. (more...)
White House lawyer: Trump 'eager' to talk to Robert Mueller White House lawyer: Trump 'eager' to talk to Robert Mueller
- January 20, 2018

Now, some say that arrangement could backfire when it comes to Mr Mueller's investigation. The 64-year-old ex-Breitbart News chief reportedly told the investigators he couldn't discuss his time on the presidential transition or in the White House because of "executive privilege". (more...)
Abbas: US is no longer suitable mediator of peace process
- January 20, 2018

With the two leaders in sync personally and politically, Israel has become one of Trump's strongest supporters on the global stage. This kind of authority could not mediate between Palestine and Israel. Trump has dug in his heels. If more proof were needed, one need only look at the apathetic response in the Arab world to the USA action - few demonstrations and only anodyne words of condemnation from Arab and Muslim governments. (more...)
Who is White House physician Ronny L. Jackson? Who is White House physician Ronny L. Jackson?
- January 20, 2018

Jackson described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". Other Republicans on Tuesday echoed Graham's call for compromise on the almost 700,000 Dreamers, who were spared the threat of deportation under the Obama Administration, but saw that rescinded in September by President Trump . (more...)
Deadline to approve government-funding bill passes without a deal Deadline to approve government-funding bill passes without a deal
- January 20, 2018

Republicans controlling the narrowly split chamber argue that it's the Democrats who are holding the government hostage over demands to protect "dreamer" immigrants brought to the country as children and now here illegally. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift said national parks and other public lands "will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures". (more...)
White House defends Donald Trump's 'lies and deceit' remarks about Pakistan White House defends Donald Trump's 'lies and deceit' remarks about Pakistan
- January 20, 2018

She did not mention his name. India has denied that Jadhav, a retired navy officer, worked for the government and said that he was abducted by Pakistan from Iran to stage a show-trial. India appealed to the International Court of Justice against his sentence and the court has stayed his execution. "These mind sets differentiate between good and bad terrorists". (more...)
Trump's physician says he's in excellent health
- January 20, 2018

Jackson said that the president is "very sharp" in their conversations and does not repeat himself. That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. Still, at the president's request, Jackson did an assessment to screen for any cognitive impairment such as Alzheimers - and Trump got a ideal score. (more...)
A guide to Pyeongchang, home of the 2018 Winter Olympics A guide to Pyeongchang, home of the 2018 Winter Olympics
- January 20, 2018

The IOC is under the scrutiny of the press and public for its continuous corruption allegations , Russian Federation (the nation, not all of the athletes) is barred from competition due to a state sanctioned doping program, and lastly and most importantly, with the ongoing drama developing between two grown men with nuclear weapons and the diplomatic skills of small children, some are wondering whether or not the United States should withdraw from the games. (more...)
Government shutdown: Down to the wire Government shutdown: Down to the wire
- January 20, 2018

Schumer they want to vote for that [ CHIP ]. Democrats say they have enough "no" votes to kill the bill. With the government spending Bill due to run out at midnight, Americans were facing the prospect of the first government shutdown since 2013, with the White House budget director writing to the heads of federal agencies advising them to make arrangements to shut their doors. (more...)
President Trump tweets he wants 'merit based' immigration system President Trump tweets he wants 'merit based' immigration system
- January 20, 2018

I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. "No more Lotteries!" Trump said . In a statement posted on its website, Citizenship and Immigration Services said, "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA". (more...)
South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump comment South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump comment
- January 20, 2018

Among them was the same Trump, who tweeted the day after the news came out on Thursday, saying that he could have used a "tough" language, but never said anything the sourced claimed. The UN's human rights office on Friday said derogatory remarks made by US President Donald Trump regarding the nations of El Salvador and Haiti were "racist". (more...)
Trump, Schumer meet hours ahead of shutdown deadline Trump, Schumer meet hours ahead of shutdown deadline
- January 20, 2018

Republicans want to kick immigration reform down the road, and are calling the Senate's potential failure to pass the spending bill "the Schumer shutdown ". Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. "This is an irresponsible position to take as everything from pay for our military to processing social security checks will be affected". (more...)
IN TWEETS: People don't believe Trump's official reported weight IN TWEETS: People don't believe Trump's official reported weight
- January 20, 2018

But Jackson said Trump personally requested the test as he continues to face questions about his mental acuity for office. Jackson said Trump's resting heart rate was 68 and blood pressure was 122/74. "I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even the remainder of another term if he is elected", Jackson said. They applied for permanent residency; he went to school, eventually attended the University of California at Los Angeles, and moved back to Canada in ... (more...)
Trump delays latest Mar-a-Lago trip until spending bill passes Trump delays latest Mar-a-Lago trip until spending bill passes
- January 20, 2018

The President, meanwhile, continued to push to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico that many lawmakers do not want as part of any immigration deal. "Essentially, our core group of residence staff would still report to work to ensure that basic services are still provided to the first family", said Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump . (more...)
SCHUMER SHOWDOWN: Chuck Summoned to WHITE HOUSE as Deadline Looms
- January 20, 2018

Three Senate Republicans have publicly said they will not support the continuing resolution, complicating Republicans' efforts to deflect blame for a potential shutdown. "The discussions will continue", the New York Democrat told reporters . The US government has shut down 18 times since 1976. "We are here today because Republicans and President Trump have failed in their most basic responsibility as the governing party, bringing us mere hours away from an unnecessary and ... (more...)
Nine more cites are included in smart cities of India Nine more cites are included in smart cities of India
- January 20, 2018

According to ministry sources, Surat has had the largest number of smart city projects implemented and completed under the Smart City Mission . The outlay planned for the first round of investments is Rs 500 crore per city. "With more and more cities now equipped with a team of consultants and administrative teams, we can expect the progress in the start of work in projects to grow exponentially, over the next six months", he said. (more...)
National parks to close camping sites if government shuts down National parks to close camping sites if government shuts down
- January 20, 2018

The last shutdown , in October 2013, saw the federal government furlough 800,000 employees for more than two weeks. The services that continue are those that are essential to national security and health . Spokeswoman Heather Swifts says the American public - especially veterans who come to the nation's capital - should find war memorials and open-air parks open to visitors. (more...)
Trump and 'Davos Man': best of enemies Trump and 'Davos Man': best of enemies
- January 20, 2018

Trump will be the first sitting USA president to attend in person since Bill Clinton in 2000. Europe's leaders must embrace a bold and innovative program of reform to secure a peaceful, prosperous and stable future, according to a report by the World Economic Forum ahead of its Davos summit next week. (more...)
Korea's most popular girl band to visit S. Korea
- January 20, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made clear at the meeting in Vancouver, yesterday, that for the U.S. "diplomacy" means keeping the pressure on North Korea until it gives in on the question of denuclearization. Tillerson brushed off a question about such a "bloody nose" strike, telling a closing news conference: "I'm a not going to comment on issues that have yet to be decided among the National Security Council or the president". (more...)
Can you beat Trump's cognitive test Can you beat Trump's cognitive test
- January 20, 2018

The cognitive test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), is created to screen for mild mental decline. "Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately", Bannon said. (more...)
Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'
- January 20, 2018

And, on a day-to-day basis it has been my experience that the president - is very sharp, he is very articulate when he speaks to me. " I don't know where that guy went ", Graham said at a hearing. Trump does take Crestor to lower his cholesterol, daily aspirin for heart health , Propecia for male pattern baldness, a skin cream for rosacea and a daily multivitamin. (more...)
Trump touts high score on cognitive test Trump touts high score on cognitive test
- January 20, 2018

He was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration reform, reported on Monday. Cody Stanford says she might have bypassed the high tech echocardiogram and CT scan for a simple tape measure: "I would've done a waist circumference to match with the BMI to match with his history of heart disease ". (more...)
Canadian government issues travel warning to Jamaica Canadian government issues travel warning to Jamaica
- January 20, 2018

British holiday makers have been advised to stay in their resorts and travel to and from the airport only with organised tour operators. "A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night. (more...)
Senate appears poised to kill a government funding bill as shutdown looms Senate appears poised to kill a government funding bill as shutdown looms
- January 20, 2018

Democrats are demanding that spending legislation include a provision permanently shielding about 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children from deportation. "I think we should go home, we've done our job", said Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from NY. But Republican leaders did not immediately embrace the idea, and it was unclear how it would work for the House, which is scheduled to be out of session next week. (more...)
As shutdown nears, Trump to stay in Washington until spending bill passes As shutdown nears, Trump to stay in Washington until spending bill passes
- January 20, 2018

Republican voters, on the other hand, were slightly more divided, with 66% faulting the Democrats . The legislation before the Senate would fund the government through February 16, reauthorize the popular Children's Health Insurance program for six years and delay some Affordable Care Act taxes. (more...)
USA to Seek Death Penalty Against Man Accused of Killing Chinese Scholar USA to Seek Death Penalty Against Man Accused of Killing Chinese Scholar
- January 20, 2018

In their five-page motion on Friday local time, prosecutors said the death penalty was warranted because Christensen "is likely to commit criminal acts of violence in the future that would constitute a continuing and serious threat to the lives and safety of others". (more...)
Two civilians, One BSF jawan martyred in border firing Two civilians, One BSF jawan martyred in border firing
- January 20, 2018

The BSF personnel were retaliating strongly and effectively. Authorities have ordered the closure of all schools in areas close to the global border that have been affected by Pakistan's violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan. (more...)
Trump And Schumer Fail To Reach A DACA Deal Trump And Schumer Fail To Reach A DACA Deal
- January 20, 2018

On Thursday, Trump appeared to feel differently about the impact of a government shutdown. "The president stands ready to sign that bill to keep the government functioning and afloat". "They want something to be done about this horrendous debt, something to be done about a lot of different things going on in the country". In the last one in 2013, more than 800,000 government workers were put on temporary leave. (more...)
Turkish defense minister: Afrin operation is coming Turkish defense minister: Afrin operation is coming
- January 20, 2018

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia controls key northern Syrian towns including Manbij and Afrin, and is an ally of the U.S. but Ankara accuses the group of being a terror organisation. "There is no other way", Canikli said. Discussing military action in Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this week Turkey must "nip this terror army in the bud". (more...)

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