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Amtrak Cascades engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck Amtrak Cascades engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck
- January 26, 2018

The 55-year-old engineer and a 48-year-old conductor in training, who was in the lead locomotive at the time of the crash, had been too seriously injured to speak with investigators immediately after the December 18 accident. The engineer said he then misinterpreted another signal at the 19.8 milepost. The NTSB in a preliminary report released earlier this month said that PTC would have slowed down the train. (more...)
Carson 'Deeply Disappointed' HUD Official Called Journalist 'Miss Piggy' Carson 'Deeply Disappointed' HUD Official Called Journalist 'Miss Piggy'
- January 26, 2018

Armstrong Williams, a longtime confidant of HUD Secretary Ben Carson , said Thursday that Carson "was deeply disappointed by what occurred" and offered his apologies to Ryan. Girl bye. Blogger girl I do news. "Since she started targeting me yesterday over my death threats I have found out". "I deleted my last tweet by choice". (more...)
Dáil votes to allow alcohol sales on Good Friday Dáil votes to allow alcohol sales on Good Friday
- January 26, 2018

Government minister David Stanton said the move would be a boost for Irish tourism. Mr O'Keeffe added that there are no calls for pubs to now open on Christmas Day, saying it was a "special day for families". "We need to promote other legislation which deals with the problems caused" and he cited the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill before the Seanad. "We have to recognise that many people in this country are badly damaged by alcohol and we need to do something about that". (more...)
David Walliams 'appalled' by harassment claims at 'men's only' charity dinner David Walliams 'appalled' by harassment claims at 'men's only' charity dinner
- January 26, 2018

They also had to sign a contract prohibiting them from talking about the evening. A Tory minister is now facing questions over his attendance at the event last Thursday. He wrote in a post on Twitter: "I do unequivocally condemn this behaviour". "And he was truly shocked by the reports that have emerged". "I will never attend a men-only function ever", he added. (more...)
Senate Panel To Start Releasing Trump Tower Witness Interviews Senate Panel To Start Releasing Trump Tower Witness Interviews
- January 26, 2018

The Trump Tower meeting is under scrutiny by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He said he hopes that the transcripts can be released either through an agreement with Feinstein or through a committee vote. The aides said all of the releases could take time as the panel works to redact classified portions of the interviews. (more...)
No more 'gay tests' for asylum seekers, top European Union court rules No more 'gay tests' for asylum seekers, top European Union court rules
- January 26, 2018

The Nigerian, whose name has not been disclosed, applied for refugee status in Hungary during the 2015 migrant crisis, when hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants made their way to Europe from the Middle East and Africa. A Dutch court had said that the men had failed to prove their sexuality. The court said such reports were "not essential" to determine the credibility of statements on sexual orientation. (more...)
Target and Shipt are bringing their same-day delivery partnership to Florida Target and Shipt are bringing their same-day delivery partnership to Florida
- January 26, 2018

Target has 1,834 stores across the country, including more than 30 in South Florida. "Floridas growing community of Shipt members continues to be loyal and enthusiastic about the service", Bill Smith, CEO of Shipt, said in a release. "And we're not stopping there-we'll keep expanding, with plans to offer Shipt's services at almost half our stores by the end of first quarter, and the majority of stores by the 2018 holiday season, making Target the first retailer to be able to offer same-day ... (more...)
Dashcam video shows shootout in the middle of crowded intersection Dashcam video shows shootout in the middle of crowded intersection
- January 26, 2018

It shows a gold Toyota sitting at the intersection in Pensacola, FL, when a silver Lexus pulls up - and begins firing shots at the vehicle. A man in the Toyota jumps out of the passenger side, hides behind a truck stuck in the middle, and fires back at the Lexus as it makes a quick getaway. (more...)
Apple teams up with Malala fund to fight for girls' education Apple teams up with Malala fund to fight for girls' education
- January 26, 2018

She addressed a session of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, on Thursday. "I announced Gul Makai network, in which we have local advocates, activists for education, who are working on education, teachers' training and advocacy". (more...)
Saskatchewan's pot price lower than national average in 2017: StatsCan Saskatchewan's pot price lower than national average in 2017: StatsCan
- January 26, 2018

The agency says the consumption of domestically produced cannabis a year ago was $5.4 billion, while Canadians bought about $300 million worth of pot from overseas. According to Statistics Canada numbers, cannabis prices in Saskatchewan were lower than the national average in 2017. Most of the cannabis production is for non-medical purposes: $4.6 billion in illegal production for non-medical purposes, StatsCan said, versus under $400 million for medical cannabis. (more...)
Rise in violent crime and sex offences across England and Wales Rise in violent crime and sex offences across England and Wales
- January 26, 2018

On the other hand, the Crime Survey indicated people to believe crimes have been dropping nonstop. While the total volume of police-recorded crime remains well below its 2004 peak, it has risen for each of the past three years. "Labour will recruit another 10,000 new police officers and give the police the resources they need to fight crime". Robberies (up 29%), sex offences (up 23%), knife crimes (up 21%), and violent crimes (up 20%) saw the greatest increase. (more...)
Aid groups slam U.S. for withholding $65m funds to Palestinian refugees Aid groups slam U.S. for withholding $65m funds to Palestinian refugees
- January 26, 2018

The top executives of 21 leading humanitarian aid groups signed a joined letter to U.S. officials on Wednesday urging them to reverse the funding cut to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the New York Times reported on Wednesday. (more...)
Not yet safe for Rohingya return Not yet safe for Rohingya return
- January 26, 2018

This latest contribution, combined with earlier ones, brings the total amount awarded to the World Food Program specifically for work with in Bangladesh to more than $24 million since August a year ago, according to an USAID press release issued here today. (more...)
Flu deaths spike to 67 across NC Flu deaths spike to 67 across NC
- January 26, 2018

According to health officials, 218 people died in North Carolina of the flu last flu season, which began October 2, 2016. The deadly consequences of this year's flu season continue to grow through out the state. According to a Flu Watch report updated on Wednesday , 40,940 people have caught a case of the severe sniffles in SC this season. Officials with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department say those two deaths occurred in Oklahoma County. (more...)
DOJ watchdog says Federal Bureau of Investigation employees' missing texts recovered DOJ watchdog says Federal Bureau of Investigation employees' missing texts recovered
- January 26, 2018

Seems kind of depressing. President Trump continued his assault a pair of FBI agents who exchanged derogatory messages about him during the 2016 election and appeared to taunt the bureau for blaming Samsung for its inability to recover thousands of their missing tests. (more...)
Pa. legislative leaders take redistricting case to US Supreme Court Pa. legislative leaders take redistricting case to US Supreme Court
- January 26, 2018

The two presiding officers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have filed an emergency application with nation's top court Thursday for relief from an 11th-hour state court order to redraw the state's 18 congressional districts . In the filing, Wolf said the state can ensure an "orderly and efficient" primary election on that timeline. A panel of federal judges on January 9 struck down the congressional district map that lawmakers redrew in 2016 and ordered the legislature to redraw it ... (more...)
NY museum offers solid gold, used toilet to Trumps NY museum offers solid gold, used toilet to Trumps
- January 26, 2018

The Guggenheim Museum in NY rejected Donald Trump's request to loan out a Vincent van Gogh painting to display in the White House, offering up an aesthetically eclectic artwork for the "stable genius" instead: a fully functioning, solid gold toilet. (more...)
Packaging Corp Of America (PKG) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
- January 25, 2018

The stock increased 1.15% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $127.56. About 650,824 shares traded. Commerce Bank sold 3,668 shares as Packaging Corp Amer ( PKG)'s stock rose 4.29%. Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $7.97 million activity. Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.51, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Thousands protest Trump at IL women's marches Thousands protest Trump at IL women's marches
- January 25, 2018

Joyce Pleva and her two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Jamie, were among those marching in New York City. Vargas marched at last year's event in NY, an experience she described as "incredible" and powerful. In Chicago , thousands assembled downtown, surrounded by gleaming skyscrapers. This year's edition of Sundance took on a political bent in light of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, a campaign that has rippled through Hollywood and beyond since scores of actresses ... (more...)
Michigan State president resigns following Nassar sentencing Michigan State president resigns following Nassar sentencing
- January 25, 2018

A prosecutor called Nassar "possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history" and said competitive gymnastics provided the "perfect place" for his crimes because victims saw him as a "god". "It's the mental injuries that leads to scars that keep coming back and haunt them later". "It seems to me, after this, you can finish writing". You finally told the truth. (more...)
Shares in Nike Inc (NKE) Purchased by Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC
- January 25, 2018

Duncker Streett & Company Inc who had been investing in Nike Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $110.94B market cap company. 259 are held by Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland). Finemark Natl Bank & accumulated 1,341 shares. London Co Of Virginia owns 3.10M shares for 1.68% of their portfolio. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa is picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl Amazon's Alexa is picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl
- January 25, 2018

Patriots fans aren't taking Alexa's prediction well. Her goal: $38,000 - $1,000 for each point of the Eagles winning score. The data concluded that five out of 50 states will be cheering for the Patriots to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis on February 4. (more...)
Egyptian opposition lawyer withdraws from presidential race Egyptian opposition lawyer withdraws from presidential race
- January 25, 2018

The statement also claims that Anan was seeking through his candidacy to divide the armed forces and citizens. Anan was Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces until 2012, when then-President Mohamed Morsi removed the military's top brass. The Commission will continue to receive candidacy requests until January 29. An exiled leader of the Islamist group publicly offered their support earlier this week if Mr Anan were to meet a set of conditions. (more...)
IBM Retirement Fund Acquires 4531 Shares of CME Group Inc. (CME)
- January 25, 2018

The stock decreased 1.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4.37. About 237,056 shares traded or 222.15% up from the average. CME Group Inc. The financial services provider reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.03. (NASDAQ:CME). Waddell And Reed Fincl Incorporated, a Kansas-based fund reported 4.04 million shares. (more...)
Donald Trump Ordered Theresa May to End British Protests Against Him
- January 25, 2018

During a recent conversation with May, Trump also reportedly explained how he had watched Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman, and wholeheartedly endorsed it to her. On Thursday morning, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin spoke of a " very special economic relationship " with the United Kingdom at a press conference - a relationship which they expect to continue. (more...)
South Korea economy contracts in fourth-quarter on strong base effect, holidays South Korea economy contracts in fourth-quarter on strong base effect, holidays
- January 25, 2018

The drop in exports was also seen as a base effect while a fall in auto exports offset soaring overseas sales of memory chips, the central bank said. According to Kia Motors and Hyundai Motors, shipments for 2017 were estimated to be at 8.25 million. (more...)
Trump Says Dems Held the Military Hostage for 'Unchecked Illegal Immigration'
- January 25, 2018

Luis Bracamontes , a 37-year-old illegal alien from Mexico who allegedly shot and killed Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver in October 2017, is featured in the ad, saying in the courtroom during his murder trial that he wished he "had killed more of the motherf*ckers". (more...)
Michigan State president to step down over Larry Nassar scandal Michigan State president to step down over Larry Nassar scandal
- January 25, 2018

At one point, Nassar turned to the gallery to make a brief statement, saying that the victims' accounts had "shaken me to my core". She wrote in the letter that "blame is inevitable". "It's their story", she said, referring to the sexual abuse victims. "No, your honour", Nassar said. I know this first-hand. "We applaud you. This room applauds you". (more...)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Alexa, Siri pick sides Who will win the Super Bowl? Alexa, Siri pick sides
- January 25, 2018

Offensive coordinator Frank Reich on Tuesday said he particularly enjoyed Saturday night's coaches meeting, when Pederson and his staff created the attack plan. Do I think defense wins championships? If you really believe in superstitions and love over-analyzing, you'll look at any stat and convince yourself your team will win based on that stat. (more...)
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed in Russian Federation probe
- January 25, 2018

Trump insisted he was one-upping Hillary Clinton in his transparency. Trump also maintained that he was " absolutely " prepared to be questioned under oath by the top investigator. New revelations now have surfaced that Trump wanted to know whom McCabe voted for and excoriated him because his wife received campaign contributions from a Clinton ally. (more...)

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