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'I get more exercise than people think' 'I get more exercise than people think'
- January 22, 2018

President Trump was said to be in " excellent shape" for an American man of his age, with a "very reassuring" cardiac assessment . Incredible. Nothing like anything you've seen before. "He has one of the cleanest lifestyles in the world", Eric Trump said of his father on Fox & Friends Wednesday. That said, Trump's BMI, 29.9, indicates he is not only overweight, but nearly clinically obese, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
What time is the Senate's shutdown vote? What time is the Senate's shutdown vote?
- January 22, 2018

Senators told Politico that McConnell wouldn't agree to that demand, and House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Senate needed to fund the government until February 16 first. The resource was deemed non-essential during the government shutdown and thus was subject to being turned off during the funding disputes. Mulvaney added that the Democrats' ask was "very large" and they needed to vote to re-open the government to have time to negotiate. (more...)
'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion 'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion
- January 22, 2018

Indian officials are saying that an icy ball that fell on the village of Fazilpur Badli in the northern state of Haryana is actually frozen human waste that dropped from a plane overhead. A village in India was confounded over the weekend when a mysterious 22-pound chunk of ice fell from the sky. Local media reported that she may have been hit by frozen airline waste. (more...)
Scott signs bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont Scott signs bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont
- January 22, 2018

The bill legalizes possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants for adults 21 and older. Other politicians might have handled the occasion differently. The sale of recreational marijuana will remain illegal in the Green Mountain State for now, but that could change in the near future if a commission currently studying the issue recommends pursuing a retail market. (more...)
USA government workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on USA government workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on
- January 22, 2018

The successful vote came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that it was Republicans' "intention to take up legislation here in the Senate that would address DACA, border security and related issues, as well as disaster relief". (more...)
North Korea Moranbong woman band chief heads Olympic inspection staff North Korea Moranbong woman band chief heads Olympic inspection staff
- January 22, 2018

It has been rare for such a high-profile North Korean to travel to South Korea in recent years as bilateral ties deteriorated over North Korea's nuclear program before the nations abruptly began seeking to improve relations this month ahead of the February 9-25 Olympics. (more...)
Mitch McConnell thinks Democrats are very dumb Mitch McConnell thinks Democrats are very dumb
- January 22, 2018

Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell attempted to schedule a vote Sunday night that would end the shutdown , but Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer objected. "Importantly, when I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides", he said. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said he thought Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY agreed to push back the vote to give his caucus "a chance to chew" on a GOP proposal to break ... (more...)
Weekend of women's marches hopes to register 1M new voters Weekend of women's marches hopes to register 1M new voters
- January 22, 2018

Thousands of demonstrators filed into the Sam Boyd Stadium near Las Vegas on Sunday, the culmination of a weekend in which dozens of Women's Marches took place in cities across the United States. "Stay strong and remember if you don't have a vote, you don't have a voice". And the sign I saw the most people gathering around to take pictures of was one that referred to the defeat of the Republican U.S. (more...)
Why is the U.S. withholding support for Palestinian refugees? Why is the U.S. withholding support for Palestinian refugees?
- January 22, 2018

The campaign comes days after the U.S. chose to decrease its contribution to UNRWA this year from $125 million to $65m. The commissioner stressed that UNRWA services should continue in its five areas of operation until achieving a solution to the Palestinian refugee issue. (more...)
Franklin Graham Defends President Trump on MSNBC Franklin Graham Defends President Trump on MSNBC
- January 22, 2018

Pence spoke after delivering to the Knesset a major address in which he announced Trump's plans to expedite the move of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year. The Rev. Dr. William Barber blasted Rev. William Franklin Graham III , the son of evangelical televangelist Billy Graham, for defending President Donald Trump's year in office. (more...)
Russian Twitterbots are blaming the United States shutdown on Democrats Russian Twitterbots are blaming the United States shutdown on Democrats
- January 22, 2018

Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Between Jan. 2 and Jan. After President Trump discontinued the DACA last September, a judge blocked his ruling and bought some time for the Democrats by extending the protection of the people protected under the policy-called Dreamers-until March. (more...)
Pepsico (NASDAQ:PEP) Earns "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group
- January 22, 2018

Vestor Capital Llc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $170.90B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $120.17. Its down 0.21, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in Pepsico by 26.1% in the third quarter. (more...)
Malia Obama and her new boyfriend are 2018's ultimate power couple Malia Obama and her new boyfriend are 2018's ultimate power couple
- January 22, 2018

In case you don't know, Rory, her boyfriend is a 19-year-old sophomore from the United Kingdom, and he is considered "quite a catch" according to The Daily Mail. Farquharson not only played rugby but was also an extra in a video that played at the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony in 2015 along with Prince Harry . (more...)
Jess Falkholt farewelled with white doves in emotional scenes in Sydney Jess Falkholt farewelled with white doves in emotional scenes in Sydney
- January 22, 2018

The 29-year-old had been on life support since the auto crash on Boxing Day in New South Wales, which claimed the life of her mum Vivian, 60, her dad Lars, and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle who died in hospital. Lars and Vivian Falkholt were killed instantly in the fiery head-on crash, while Annabelle was critically injured and died three days later in hospital. (more...)
Egypt rejects Turkey's military operation on Syria's border Egypt rejects Turkey's military operation on Syria's border
- January 22, 2018

Last year, Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield, in which Turkish-backed FSA rebels cleared a large part of northern Syria of armed fighters. It is worthy of note that Turkish President Recep Erdogan did not ask permission for the operation either from Moscow or Washington. The Turkish forces will be trying to create what is described as a 18-mile (30km) "safe zone" inside Afrin , the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. (more...)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map is unconstitutional Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map is unconstitutional
- January 22, 2018

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court halted a lower federal court ruling that ordered the North Carolina legislature to redraw its congressional map that was found unconstitutional. Supreme Court. The Republican-controlled legislature has until February 9 to draw new districts with "contiguous territory; as almost equal in population as practicable; and which do not divide any county, city, incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where necessary to ensure equality of population". (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel, Jordan and Egypt US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel, Jordan and Egypt
- January 22, 2018

Last week, Abbas cursed Trump at a meeting of the PLO Central Council after Erekat presented a purported summary of the emerging United States peace plan, which Palestinians say favours Israel. In Amman on Sunday , Jordan's King Abdullah II , one of America's key allies, said: " Jerusalem is key to Muslims and Christians as it is to Jews. (more...)
Fb Says It's Not At all times Good For Democracy Fb Says It's Not At all times Good For Democracy
- January 22, 2018

He admits the site was initially "far too slow to recognise how bad actors were abusing our platform". Facebook , the largest social network with more than two billion users, addressed social media's role in democracy in blog posts from a Harvard University professor, Cass Sunstein, and from an employee working on the subject. (more...)
'Three Billboards' Wins Big at This Year's Female-Focused SAG Awards 'Three Billboards' Wins Big at This Year's Female-Focused SAG Awards
- January 22, 2018

She said, "There has never been a host for this awards before". Two actors accused by women of misbehaviour, Aziz Ansari and James Franco , are nominated for SAG Awards . Reese Witherspoon , who helped launch the women's equality group on New Year's Day, wasn't wearing one on her emerald Zac Posen gown. He did not attend last week's Critics' Choice Awards . (more...)
United States hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran: Tillerson United States hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran: Tillerson
- January 22, 2018

Ambassador Johnson said ahead of Tillerson's arrival. Later, Tillerson went further and told reporters that a team of USA officials was travelling to Europe to "meet with counterparts, so we'll see what we can get done". The U.S. sold its old embassy building in 2009, and developers broke ground on the new site in 2013. Earlier Monday, Tillerson became the highest-ranking US official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that Trump has derided for its cost and location. (more...)
US Bound Cargo From Muslim Countries To Get Extra Screening US Bound Cargo From Muslim Countries To Get Extra Screening
- January 22, 2018

Airports in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will all have to comply with what's known as Air Cargo Advanced Screening - ACAS - a more thorough examine of cargo boarding the plane. TSA said the goal is to spot shipments which are out of the ordinary. This order also gives the TSA and Customs authorization to mandate multiple full inspections of cargo coming into the USA, which means that the airlines have some powerful incentives to make sure they get it right ... (more...)
Baylor vs. Kansas College Basketball Predictions Against The Spread 1/20/18 Baylor vs. Kansas College Basketball Predictions Against The Spread 1/20/18
- January 22, 2018

The loss is the second in a row for Seton Hall and the their third loss in four games. Typically, that means the senior guard caught fire from 3-point range. 3 seed in the SI.com Bracket Watch. Young needed 39 shots to get those 48 points. The Jayhawks survived in yet another down-to-the-wire thriller that has become the norm for the conference through the first 35 games of the 2017-18 Big 12 schedule. (more...)
Repatriation of Rohingya refugees will not begin on Tuesday, says Bangladesh Repatriation of Rohingya refugees will not begin on Tuesday, says Bangladesh
- January 22, 2018

Bangladesh has asked Myanmar to take back these refugees, but Azad said they would not be considered part of the official repatriation process as they were not technically inside Bangladeshi territory. has described as "ethnic cleansing", the military says is a proportionate response to an attempt by Muslim militants to take over Rakhine. The attacks, which Doctors Without Borders believes have left at least 6,700 Rohingya dead, sowed terror across Rohingya communities. (more...)
Twitter to email over 600000 United States users about propaganda tweets Twitter to email over 600000 United States users about propaganda tweets
- January 22, 2018

In its update, Twitter says that it has identified and suspended over 1,000 additional accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) - a Russian government-linked organization that has been accused of interfering in the 2016 election through propaganda efforts. (more...)
SPD base could veto German coalition SPD base could veto German coalition
- January 22, 2018

SPD delegates voted 362 to 279, with one abstention, to press ahead with negotiations. That was tighter than many experts had expected, with discontent among the rank-and-file widespread. SPD leaders vowed to improve on the coalition blueprint. At a special party congress in the western city of Bonn, 372 (56%) out of 642 party delegates voted to approve a preliminary coalition deal with the CDU. (more...)
Dick Durbin stands by comments on Trump Dick Durbin stands by comments on Trump "sh*thole" remarks
- January 22, 2018

Graham says, "I think somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice between 10 o'clock to 12 o'clock on Thursday". According to a poll from Business Insider's partner MSN, 48% of respondents thought Trump's comment was racist, while 51% said it wasn't and 1% wasn't sure. (more...)
Suspect in custody after Texas school shooting Suspect in custody after Texas school shooting
- January 22, 2018

It had 281 students enrolled past year. A CBS11 reporter said that a female student was shot, and the suspect is a male student. The sheriff's office said on social media that students were being moved from the school. Other details were not released. Italy is located roughly 45 miles south of Dallas. Authorities don't know if a 16-year-old Texas boy arrested in a high school shooting knows the 15-year-old girl who was airlifted to a hospital after the attack. (more...)
5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests 5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests
- January 22, 2018

The latest round of anti-government protests on December 31, 2017 turned deadly, with protest organisers saying a dozen people were killed after taking to the streets to demand that Kabila step down. Kabila has promised to hold elections in December. "If they decide to repress, there will be no peace", he said. The protests organised by the Catholic church have been supported by global bodies and countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland. (more...)
Trump budget chief can't explain why Republicans blocked troop pay during shutdown Trump budget chief can't explain why Republicans blocked troop pay during shutdown
- January 22, 2018

If Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is right, the government shutdown may not wrap up as quickly as many are hoping. "I think you've seen the White House show openness to expand that population, while Democrats have said there are other people who should be apart of the DACA population because they were either afraid or didn't apply to the program", Short continued. (more...)
Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada
- January 22, 2018

Ocado's worldwide deals are turning out to be a bit like buses. This weighed on its shares and attracted the attention of short sellers. Ocado shares jumped by nearly 10 per cent after this announcement. Sobeys had recorded sales of C$23.8 billion past year. "Sobeys intends to play to win in Canadian online grocery shopping". The entire Canadian food retail industry was put on its heels last June when Amazon announced its US$13.7-billion takeover of Whole Foods. (more...)

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