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Evacuations ordered as fire rages at Port Coquitlam, BC train yard Evacuations ordered as fire rages at Port Coquitlam, BC train yard
- January 23, 2018

According to the city, the fire was sparked when a truck carrying ethanol struck a Canadian Pacific train vehicle. Flames could be seen from far away, including bordering cities. "Fire crews remain on scene and are monitoring". A portion of the Lougheed Highway was closed both ways between Shaughnessy Street and the Oxford Connector. (more...)
Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan guide Bangladesh to easy win over Zimbabwe Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan guide Bangladesh to easy win over Zimbabwe
- January 23, 2018

Earlier in the day, the home side won the toss and opted to bat first on a track which looked like a belter. With the dying pitching offering no pace at all for stroke-making, it was always going to be a tough task for the Zimbabwe batsmen even after they kept Bangladesh to 216 for 9. (more...)
USA to send team to Europe to discuss Iran deal USA to send team to Europe to discuss Iran deal
- January 23, 2018

A planned meeting with embassy staffers was cancelled owing to the USA government shutdown. In a tweet that reverberated across the Atlantic, Trump lambasted the Obama administration for moving the embassy from London's posh Mayfair district. (more...)
Ecuador's president brands Julian Assange a 'problem and a nuisance' Ecuador's president brands Julian Assange a 'problem and a nuisance'
- January 23, 2018

Earlier this month, Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa asked the United Kingdom to recognise Mr Assange as a diplomatic agent with a view to him being provided with diplomatic immunity. Sweden dropped the case but Assange still faces arrest in Britain for jumping bail. More recently, he drew the ire of Correa's successor, President Moreno, when he used Twitter to send messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive. (more...)
Shooting for Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Dutt biopic wrapped up Shooting for Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Dutt biopic wrapped up
- January 23, 2018

With the Dutt biopic wrapped up, Ranbir will take a break for a few weeks before commencing the shoot for Dharma Productions' Brahmastra . Ranbir and Sonam made their debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Saawariya" in 2007, post which the two haven't worked together up until now. (more...)
Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Senate Democrats bowed to Republicans and agreed to measures that would fund the government through February 8. Enactment by Trump of the bill allowed the government to reopen fully on Tuesday and keep the lights on through February 8, when the Republican-led Congress will have to revisit budget and immigration policy - two disparate issues that have become closely linked. (more...)
Marshall County High School 'Shooting'; Multiple Victims Reported Marshall County High School 'Shooting'; Multiple Victims Reported
- January 23, 2018

A fellow student says the suspect has been violent at school in the past. "This is a trying time for our community and our school", he said. She says the boy was removed from the school but eventually was allowed back. The suspect was confronted by a staff member in the cafeteria, the sheriff's office said. The girl was taken via helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. (more...)
Tillerson says United States discussing Syria security zone Tillerson says United States discussing Syria security zone
- January 23, 2018

It's a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, but has just launched a military operation against a group the United States has trained and armed to fight ISIS over the past three years. Washington is a close ally of the Kurdish-led and dominated SDF and the YPG. Ankara says it has only hit "terrorists". "Why not carry it out with your strategic partner?" Opening a almost weeklong trip to Europe on Monday amid a government shutdown back home, Tillerson went to the embassy to greet ... (more...)
Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006 Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006
- January 23, 2018

The 12-point advantage represents the largest since 2006, according to the poll. Incredibly, the Democratic lead among likely voters has exploded from two points last November to 14 points today. And although a November poll showed a much tighter race among voters who reported turning out in the 2014 midterm election , Democrats now hold a nine-point edge with this group, suggesting that they may have less of a handicap with voters in low-turnout contests. (more...)
Government Shutdown Fizzles Out as Senate Deal Struck Government Shutdown Fizzles Out as Senate Deal Struck
- January 23, 2018

He did not reach out to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or any other Democrat , instead calling fellow Republicans and Cabinet members to check on the response to the shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees received notices on Saturday about whether they were exempt from the shutdown, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said. (more...)
Padmaavat row: Rajput women seek PM nod for euthanasia Padmaavat row: Rajput women seek PM nod for euthanasia
- January 23, 2018

He also urged other state governments that want a ban to come together to approach the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Shri Rajput Karni Sena is contacting cinema hall owners across India and requesting them not to screen the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. (more...)
Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didn't Know His Twitter Password Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didn't Know His Twitter Password
- January 23, 2018

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency accidently fired off a false ballistic missile alert to mobile phones on January 13, urging people to "seek immediate shelter", noting that "this is not a drill", the Huffington Post reported . Gov. David Ige speaking at the state Capitol today. Ige spokeswoman Cindy McMillan said Friday the governor had to track her down to prepare a message for the public before they could post anything. (more...)
Mike Pence Defends His President's Racist 'Shithole' Comments Mike Pence Defends His President's Racist 'Shithole' Comments
- January 23, 2018

Last Friday, InTouch magazine published a lengthy 2011 interview with Daniels in which she details how her affair with Trump unfolded - an account corroborated by some of Trump's tweets from years gone by . Daniels has not responded to attempts to reach her nor has a lawyer said to be representing her. "It's insane how one moment can overshadow 15 years of work", she told the audience. (more...)
Map omitting Qatar now replaced in Louvre Abu Dhabi Map omitting Qatar now replaced in Louvre Abu Dhabi
- January 23, 2018

The UAE said on January 15 that Qatari warplanes had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft that day during routine flights to Bahrain, but Qatar called the claim "completely untrue". He said the UAE military aircraft have switched to alternative routes over Saudi Arabia to avoid future incidents of interception by Qatar. Qatar said the UAE allegations followed incidents on December 21 and January 3 in which it accused UAE military aircraft of violating its airspace. (more...)
President Trump signs bill funding government through February 8 President Trump signs bill funding government through February 8
- January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump later in the evening signed the measure, largely a product of negotiations among Senate leaders. Trump's shifting positions, particularly on protections for young immigrants, twice scuttled deals that could have avoided the shutdown, frustrating Republicans and Democrats alike. (more...)
Opening Statements Expected Tuesday in corruption case against former top Cuomo aide Opening Statements Expected Tuesday in corruption case against former top Cuomo aide
- January 23, 2018

Defense lawyers for Joseph Percoco , a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and three others expressed alarm that jurors were subjected to chants and protest signs as they entered court. Others said they saw a demonstration or television cameras but didn't know what it was about. Percoco and several co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges of bid-rigging and bribery related to state economic development projects. (more...)
Man who says wife died on road trip changes story Man who says wife died on road trip changes story
- January 23, 2018

The story of an OH woman who allegedly died during a trip to Graceland has taken another surprising twist. He wanted to take her to Graceland "one last time before she died", he reportedly told family members. In an interview with WBBJ, Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher revealed a conversation between Phillip Snider and investigators. "He said to have wrapped her body in plastic and dispose of her body over this bridge here". (more...)
Arsenal's Price Distance From Dortmund For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal's Price Distance From Dortmund For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- January 23, 2018

The 28-year-old would command a fee that would eclispe the club-record £52m deal to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, the same story states. "From the point of view of indiscipline, missing appointments, there comes a point when it's no longer tolerated and that's where we are today", Zorc said after the latest suspension on Sunday. (more...)
Turkey will do what's needed in Afrin Turkey will do what's needed in Afrin
- January 23, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an award ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Jan 22, 2017. "We will take no step back", he said in a live television broadcast. Numerous militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army were taking part in the latest move. Turkey sees the group as terrorists, but they have been crucial in a US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group. (more...)
NCAA Basketball Picks & Analysis: Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Picks & Analysis: Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks
- January 23, 2018

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Nuni Omot tied for the team lead with 14 points apiece, with Lual-Acuil Jr. adding 12 rebounds while Omot shot 3 of 4 from the floor with a 7 for 7 mark from the foul line. The Bears didn't let KU run them out of the building though. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers (18-1) and the Boilermakers (19-2) have combined to win 25 straight games, 19 by double-digit margins, and split the remaining first-place votes. (more...)
Donald's Trump doctor: God gave him incredible genes Donald's Trump doctor: God gave him incredible genes
- January 23, 2018

A NEW social media "movement" demanding Donald Trump step on the scales live on TV is gaining momentum. Despite Trump's affinity for McDonald's and diet Coke, he appears to be in "excellent" cardiovascular shape for his age, White House physician Dr. (more...)
Congress approves plan to re-open government Congress approves plan to re-open government
- January 23, 2018

After that procedural vote, the Senate is expected to take up the short-term budget deal and end a government shutdown that is in its third day. As the party in control of both Congress and the White House, Republicans failed when they could not pass a spending bill. (more...)
"SNL": Trump's doctor gives his "unbiased, 100 percent accurate health assessment"
- January 23, 2018

Aidy Bryant, as Sarah Huckabee Sanders , cut in to conclude that Trump ultimately "crushed" every physical exam as well as the "tide pod challenge", - referring to the risky viral video challenge. "We did do a cognitive exam at the president's request and he passed it with flying colors, nearly no hits", Beckett answered as Jackson. Below is a MoCA test like the one the president took. (more...)
Senate Leaders Agree On Plan To Reopen Government Senate Leaders Agree On Plan To Reopen Government
- January 23, 2018

The vote was returned with 81 in favour and 18 opposed, with Democrats providing 33 of the votes in favour. Trump also hailed the expected reopening of the government today. He said the Democrats still want something tangible on DACA but said it was problematic because it could run into the February 8 funding deadline. Asked by ABC News if he was referring to Trump's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, a hardliner on immigration and close adviser on the issue to Trump, Graham said: ... (more...)
Egypt's Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful Egypt's Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful
- January 23, 2018

His presidential campaign organisers told Reuters Anan had been arrested in Cairo. The military gave no immediate comment on the alleged detention. The statement said Anan had falsified official documents that stated his military service had terminated, a requirement for former military officials to run for election. (more...)
Alfred Wong's Brother Shares Family's Shock After His Shooting Death Alfred Wong's Brother Shares Family's Shock After His Shooting Death
- January 23, 2018

My parents and I will always love him dearly". "While he was taken from us much, much too soon, he lived his 15 years to their fullest extent". Alfred Wong was passing by Broadway and Ontario Street in a vehicle just after 9 p.m. "We're all still in shock that something like this could have happened to us", Wilfred said, reading from a statement. Palmer says Vancouver is seeing an uptick in gang violence. (more...)
Warwickshire Police continuing to crack down on motorists using mobile phones Warwickshire Police continuing to crack down on motorists using mobile phones
- January 23, 2018

This driving penalty was made more extreme because of ever increasing numbers of mobile related accidents. The force said: "It could also cost lives". By using a handheld device at the wheel, you are taking your attention away from the road, which can severely affect your judgement, your reaction times and your awareness of what's around you. (more...)
Man passed out on Bay Bridge tells cops Tesla was on autopilot Man passed out on Bay Bridge tells cops Tesla was on autopilot
- January 23, 2018

No injuries were reported . However, the only piece of information we have at the moment that suggests the Autopilot was in use is the Culver City FD's tweet , which probably relies on the driver's statements. The Model S owner's manual has numerous warnings that attention to the road is vital while using Autopilot and other Tesla semi-autonomous driving functions. (more...)
Homes, Schools Evacuated as Texas Grass Fire Spreads Homes, Schools Evacuated as Texas Grass Fire Spreads
- January 23, 2018

The fire department tweeted Monday that it, along with crews from Argyle and other cities, are working the fire near Farm Road 1171 and U.S. Highway 377 . "They were able to contain it". NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell said the gusting winds are not expected to let up until sundown, after which the fire danger will diminish. (more...)
Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

But it wasn't just Republicans using that phrase during the weekend government shutdown. Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News . "We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it's good for our country", the statement concluded. "There's no way Leader McConnell would have done this had we not stood firm", Sen. (more...)

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