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Appeals court refuses to scuttle $25 million Trump University settlement Appeals court refuses to scuttle $25 million Trump University settlement
- February 07, 2018

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected a challenge to the settlement filed by one of the former students who wanted to pursue her own lawsuit in hopes of forcing now-President Donald Trump to issue an apology. "His reversal in 2016-and the large-scale settlement that resulted-opened the door for student victims to finally obtain the restitution they deserve". (more...)
'The truth will come out,' Brown says in first statement since resignation 'The truth will come out,' Brown says in first statement since resignation
- February 07, 2018

In the tweet, Brown also expressed gratitude for all the support he and his family have received in the aftermath of the accusations. In a brief message posted on Twitter, Patrick Brown said that while he applauds the #MeToo movement, which has sparked an worldwide conversation on sexual harassment and assault in recent months, false allegations "undermine that good work". (more...)
Barnaby Joyce and ex-staff member Vikki Campion are expecting a baby Barnaby Joyce and ex-staff member Vikki Campion are expecting a baby
- February 07, 2018

Campion, who once worked as the Daily Telegraph's deputy chief of staff, left Joyce's office in April and has since worked at a number of other Coalition offices. "The situation for myself and the girls has been made worse by the fact it's been played out in public at this time". A spokesman for Mr Joyce told SBS News the minister did not have a comment on the story. (more...)
Donald Trump Accuses Adam Schiff Of Leaking Sensitive Information Donald Trump Accuses Adam Schiff Of Leaking Sensitive Information
- February 07, 2018

Trump has said the memo "totally vindicates " him in the Russian Federation probe. Representative Adam Schiff , a Democrat, told reporters on February 5 that the vote means the document will be sent to the White House and that it would be "very hard" for President Donald Trump administration to block its release. (more...)
House passes bill to ban relationships between lawmakers and their staff House passes bill to ban relationships between lawmakers and their staff
- February 07, 2018

It will also conduct a survey every two years to gauge the attitude of sexual harassment among employees. As accusations arose, the congressional Office of Compliance revealed that it had paid more than $160,000 in the last decade to settle sexual harassment or discrimination claims against lawmakers. (more...)
North Korea Stole Billions Worth Of Cryptocurrency, Says South Korea North Korea Stole Billions Worth Of Cryptocurrency, Says South Korea
- February 07, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday signaled openness to a possible face-to-face meeting with North Korean officials on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics this month, an encounter which would be the highest-level American contact with the rogue regime in decades. (more...)
Katy Perry Poses For 'Glamour,' Talks Learning From The Past Katy Perry Poses For 'Glamour,' Talks Learning From The Past
- February 07, 2018

In the video, she watches and reacts to fans singing songs like Unconditionally, Last Friday Night, and more. The 33-year-old sat down with her friend Cleo Wade before hitting the road for Witness: The Tour to reflect on the past and shed some light on how she plans to move forward. (more...)
Tom Brady doesn't shake hands after Super Bowl losses, and that's OK Tom Brady doesn't shake hands after Super Bowl losses, and that's OK
- February 07, 2018

Poor police. They were like, 'We couldn't do anything. A last-minute drive by the Patriots failed against the Eagles defense line, and the Eagles won 41 - 33. - Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long made plenty of plays on the field in his first year with the team, and his work away from the game will leave a lasting impression. (more...)
Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade
- February 07, 2018

At the direction of the president, Pentagon generals have begun planning a grand parade on the streets of the USA capital to showcase American military might. Mr Trump recalled the French parade two months later at a United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY. With a handful of exceptions - including President George H.W. (more...)
Pink Praised for Powering Through Flu to Perform National Anthem Pink Praised for Powering Through Flu to Perform National Anthem
- February 07, 2018

Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The Armory, working the stage with sizzling and sharp dance moves and singing hits like "I'm Real" and "Love Don't Cost a Thing". "It's not as much fun anymore", Atto said. The AP reported that several Patriots players were seen with their hands over their hearts. "Great!" Willow replied. (more...)
Bipartisan DACA deal rejected Bipartisan DACA deal rejected
- February 07, 2018

The stopgap spending bill, which would avert a government shutdown that looms at midnight on Thursday , marries the stopgap spending bill a full-year, $659 billion Pentagon spending bill that's a top priority of the party's legion of defense hawks. (more...)
House panel votes to release Dems' Russia memo House panel votes to release Dems' Russia memo
- February 07, 2018

The assumption at the White House is that Trump won't stand in the way of the Democratic memo's release, but White House officials are also warning against predicting how a characteristically mercurial President will decide the Democratic memo's fate once he has read it. (more...)
Netanyahu visits Golan Heights, near Syrian border, and cautions Israel's enemies Netanyahu visits Golan Heights, near Syrian border, and cautions Israel's enemies
- February 07, 2018

The month-long conflict killed about 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, majority troops. Israeli spy agencies believe that Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia, has stockpiled more than 100,000 rockets with some capable of hitting the country's strategic targets on land and at sea. (more...)
Trump again bats for merit-based immigration Trump again bats for merit-based immigration
- February 07, 2018

That's the deadline the Trump administration mandated when it cut off the program that Justice Department lawyers ruled unconstitutional. Democrats aren't buying this terrible deal, and some invited Dreamers to attend the speech. To say, "Americans are Dreamers, too", as the president did, is to poke a finger in the eye of those who rightly understand that immigrants continue to have much to offer as they better themselves, and that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enrollees - ... (more...)
Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards
- February 07, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made working with the North a key policy goal , but some conservatives in South Korea are against his Olympic plans . "Missile defense is essential to our national defense", Pence said before a briefing with U.S. Northern Command at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. (more...)
Trump lashes out at Schiff over Russian Federation probe memo Trump lashes out at Schiff over Russian Federation probe memo
- February 07, 2018

Schiff did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Mr Trump declared over the weekend that the Republican memo "totally vindicates" him . The committee's Democrats have a 10-page rebuttal that they contend makes a point-by-point refutation of the Nunes memo's main claims. What can you tell us about what is in this Democratic memo? Trump himself publicly welcomed the Wikileaks material hacked from the Democratic National Committee and urged that it ... (more...)
House GOP plans stopgap spending bill with Pentagon funding
- February 07, 2018

Schumer said he and McConnell had agreed to lift the tight budget caps that limit how much Congress can provide for defense and non-defense domestic programs alike. If lawmakers don't reach an agreement before then, it would trigger another partial government shutdown after last month's three-day closure. On Tuesday , the House plans to vote on a continuing resolution - possibly for six weeks - to fund the government because a House Democratic retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore is ... (more...)
Pence Hasn't Ruled Out Meeting With North Korea Pence Hasn't Ruled Out Meeting With North Korea
- February 07, 2018

North Korea has denied mistreating Warmbier. Warmbier's son, Otto, a University of Virginia student from OH, was held in North Korean custody for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. Even his final event - leading the U.S. delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on Friday night - aims to combat North Korean propaganda, officials said. (more...)
Snow expected to intensify quickly Wednesday
- February 07, 2018

Wednesday for New York City, northeastern New Jersey and southwestern CT, the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon. The commute to and from work on Wednesday could be hard, the weather service said. Periods of sleet, freezing rain and snow will come down overnight leading to hard travel conditions for the Wednesday morning rush. The snow will end in the evening. (more...)
Odisha gets Rs 5252 crore budgetary allocation for railways Odisha gets Rs 5252 crore budgetary allocation for railways
- February 07, 2018

Reacting to the allocation of funds, the Odisha Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu said "We had demanded Rs 6,500 crore for the development of railway sector in Odisha, but the Centre has allocated Rs 5, 252 crore". Rs 850 crore has been allocated for railway line renewal. Money has also been allocated for the improvement of all stations in the East Coast Railway zone. (more...)
After a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision on Gerrymandering, Republicans Threaten Impeachment After a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision on Gerrymandering, Republicans Threaten Impeachment
- February 07, 2018

House of Representatives. Otherwise, the state Supreme Court will adopt a new map on its own. "We still do not believe that there was a violation of the state Constitution, that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court can direct us to draw a new congressional map, or that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has the authority to draw a new Congressional District Map under the Pennsylvania Constitution or United States Constitution", the two said in a joint statement. (more...)
Possibility of misuse no reason to scrap Aadhaar Possibility of misuse no reason to scrap Aadhaar
- February 07, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday while hearing the petitions challenging various government notifications of making the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for various social schemes, said that the possibility of misuse of Aadhaar law can not be a reason for striking it down. (more...)
Controversial Nunes memo ironically justifies Federal Bureau of Investigation actions Controversial Nunes memo ironically justifies Federal Bureau of Investigation actions
- February 07, 2018

The document now goes to Trump , who has five days to decide whether to declassify it. The committee voted unanimously Monday to release the memo . It attempts to make the case that the FISA warrants relied heavily on the Trump "dossier", arguing that the warrants would not have been obtained without the dossier, which contains information that is not known to have been verified by the intelligence community. (more...)
Larry Nassar Receives Another Life Sentence Larry Nassar Receives Another Life Sentence
- February 07, 2018

University faculty are moving ahead with a motion to hold a no-confidence vote on the school's board of trustees in response to the board's decision to hire Engler as interim president. Similar to Judge Aquilina in Ingham County , Judge Cunningham stated that she is not convinced Nassar knows that what he did is wrong: "Clearly you are in denial; you don't get it". (more...)
Thunder seek end of skid vs. Durant, Warriors Thunder seek end of skid vs. Durant, Warriors
- February 07, 2018

Additional firepower came from Julius Randle with 19, Jordan Clarkson with 18, and Brandon Ingram pitching in 16 for the game. The Lakers held Adams to five rebounds, this after the Thunder center outrebounded the entire Lakers' starting five and almost had as many offensive rebounds (seven) as the Lakers' starters had total rebounds (eight) the last time they played in OKC. (more...)
Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way
- February 07, 2018

The No. 2 U.S. Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on Sunday he did not expect to have a deal protecting young immigrants before government funding expires this week but that a shutdown over the issue was unlikely. The Hurd legislation has emerged as a potential vehicle for resolving the DACA impasse and has the backing of several immigrant advocacy groups. But in the Senate, Democrats could move to strip out the extra funding for the Pentagon - preserving their leverage as negotiations ... (more...)
Dow falls over 2 pct at open as volatility rises Dow falls over 2 pct at open as volatility rises
- February 07, 2018

On Tuesday, the Dow plunged 567 points at the opening bell and briefly sank into correction territory before roaring back. United States stocks went into "free fall" yesterday, sparking large scale sell-offs on Asian markets this morning. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi trains gun at government over Rafale deal, alleges a 'scam' Rahul Gandhi trains gun at government over Rafale deal, alleges a 'scam'
- February 07, 2018

In a reply to a question in Parliament, Sitharaman had claimed that she could not share pricing details as it was classified under the provisions of a security agreement between India and France in 2008. It alleged that after Modi visited France in April 2015, the government cancelled the earlier UPA deal which made HAL a partner of Dassault Aviation, and signed a new $8.7 trillion dollar deal in September 2016. (more...)
Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown
- February 07, 2018

On Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Senate Democratic leader, warned House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin against such an approach, saying it amounted to "barreling headfirst into a dead end". "They want to do it their way or no way". In one possibility, a "global deal" includes government spending through September 30, disaster aid and the debt ceiling, and immigration addressed separately. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Slated to Attend Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony Ivanka Trump Slated to Attend Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony
- February 07, 2018

After 41 guards got norovirus in Pyeongchang, officials said that 1,200 security staff have been pulled from work and are now confined to their rooms until they have been tested for the highly contagious virus, which can cause diarrhoea and vomiting, the Associated Press reported . (more...)

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