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SpaceX launches powerful new rocket SpaceX launches powerful new rocket
- February 07, 2018

The rocket made its successful launch at 3:45 p.m. The launch was delayed due to upper-level wind shear, but once winds fell within tolerances, the countdown completed without any issues . The auto will carry a dummy that Musk dubbed " Starman ". Landing the first stages is always a secondary objective, and no one should overlook the fact that the company was able to land two of the three boosters at once. (more...)
'I'd Love' Another Government Shutdown Over Immigration 'I'd Love' Another Government Shutdown Over Immigration
- February 07, 2018

This latest initiative, like some others already floated, would protect the 700,000, while also allowing hundreds of thousands of additional young immigrants in similar situations to apply for temporary legal status that could lead to US citizenship. (more...)
Apnea testing could have prevented crashes Apnea testing could have prevented crashes
- February 07, 2018

NTSB investigators found that the engineers of both a New Jersey Transit train that crashed into the Hoboken terminal on September 29, 2016, and of a Long Island Rail Road train that crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on January 4, 2017, suffered from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea , a condition that disrupts sleep repeatedly through the night and has been shown to cause daytime drowsiness. (more...)
US Air Force chief flies in Tejas US Air Force chief flies in Tejas
- February 07, 2018

The US Air Force chief is the first foreign military chief to fly in the indigenous LCA, a single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter, which is being pitched as the replacement of the ageing MIG-21 aircraft. Gen Goldfein had reached the Air Force station in Jodhpur on Friday and flew the aircraft today. The American officials landed in India on Thursday to a warm welcome at the New Delhi Air Force Headquarters. (more...)
Mattis: Proposed US Cruise Missile A Bargaining Chip With Russia Mattis: Proposed US Cruise Missile A Bargaining Chip With Russia
- February 07, 2018

He said the strategy does just the opposite: it will strengthen deterrence of a nuclear attack, and thereby provide the security that would enable further progress on arms control. That probably will arise at a House hearing Tuesday featuring Defense Secretary Jim Mattis . In turn, Russian Federation said that Washington has "de facto" quit the Soviet-era arms-control pact. (more...)
White House Plays Down Stock Market's Bad Day White House Plays Down Stock Market's Bad Day
- February 07, 2018

The stock market's bull run has been a key part of Trump's message that his presidency has been good for the USA economy, and central to that was the Republican tax overhaul passed in December. And it never made sense for Trump to take credit for a stock market that has been gaining steadily since it recovered from the financial collapse of 2008. (more...)
Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid: ministry Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid: ministry
- February 07, 2018

The wounded man was evacuated to the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem. The troops "responded with riot dispersal means and fired warning shots in the air", it said. Speaking with her identity obscured, his mother told Israel's Channel 10 that she disagreed with his actions and hoped he would turn himself in, but also said she had not seen him for three years. (more...)
North Korea sends top official to Seoul as tensions 'thaw' North Korea sends top official to Seoul as tensions 'thaw'
- February 07, 2018

At Monday's press conference, Pence was accompanied by top military leaders and Gov. Bill Walker in a hangar on JBER. "As Kim is known to be acting and speaking under the country's guidance, he makes no mistakes". On Sunday, the united Korean women's ice hockey team played its first match, but lost the friendly against Sweden 1-3. They wore the same uniforms with a "unification flag" depicting the peninsula, and stood to the Korean folk song "Arirang" instead of their respective national ... (more...)
State lawmakers implore Tide to make less tasty-looking detergent pods State lawmakers implore Tide to make less tasty-looking detergent pods
- February 07, 2018

A laundry detergent company most known at the moment for people joking about its products looking irresistibly delicious came up with a genuinely tasty ad in the middle of last night's Super Bowl . According to the data referenced in the letter, 10,570 laundry pod injuries were reported in 2017 - and six deaths in people with dementia have been attributed to Tide pods since 2012. (more...)
Pres. Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration
- February 07, 2018

Spending has vexed the Republican-controlled Congress for months, forcing lawmakers to rely on multiple short-term patches. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the lead Democratic negotiator on immigration, said that his party is "willing to support a broadly unpopular and partisan proposal - the wall - in exchange for a broadly popular and bipartisan proposal" that would legalize the status of dreamers. (more...)
One-Person Firm Got $156M FEMA Deal. It Didn't End Well One-Person Firm Got $156M FEMA Deal. It Didn't End Well
- February 07, 2018

Brown told TheNYT that she sees herself "almost like a broker", who is adept at the federal contracting process and organizes subcontractors to provide services to the government for a portion of the federal money. FEMA said it could not comment on Tribute, but that at the time the contract was terminated food distribution in Puerto Rico "was not affected". Brown said Tuesday she lacked support to complete the task and plans to sue the government for $70 million. (more...)
Dubai cheating case; Binoy Kodiyeri faces travel ban, stopped at Dubai airport Dubai cheating case; Binoy Kodiyeri faces travel ban, stopped at Dubai airport
- February 07, 2018

The order further stated that the ban would be lifted after Binoy pays AED1 million to Hasan or provides a bank guarantee. The CPM national leadership has already made clear the complaint against Binoy in Dubai has got nothing to do with the party. (more...)
United States asks Pakistan to expel terrorists operating from its soil United States asks Pakistan to expel terrorists operating from its soil
- February 07, 2018

The costs now are still significantly lower than during the high point of the war in Afghanistan. Rand Paul of Kentucky. From 2010 to 2012, when the US had as many as 100,000 soldiers in the country, the price for American taxpayers surpassed $100 billion each year. (more...)
Indian embassies are home away from home: Sushma Swaraj Indian embassies are home away from home: Sushma Swaraj
- February 07, 2018

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted, "EAM @SushmaSwaraj emplanes on her first-ever visit to Saudi Arabia". King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the patron of the festival this year. A special India pavilion has been set up in partnership with FICCI which will showcase India's economic and technological strength. The statement further mentioned that Saudi Arabia is the fourth largest trading partner for India with bilateral trade exceeding United States ... (more...)
UP police suspend four personnel in fake encounter case UP police suspend four personnel in fake encounter case
- February 07, 2018

The sub-inspector was arrested and three other police personnel were suspended after the incident. Narrating the sequence of events on Saturday night, a friend of Yadav, who is also an eye-witness in the case, said that the police stopped the auto and said that they would be taken to the police chowki. (more...)
Kim Yong Un to visit South Korea this week for Winter Olympics Kim Yong Un to visit South Korea this week for Winter Olympics
- February 07, 2018

However, the top official reiterated his message to the North, saying that it "must once and for all abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile ambitions". South Korea, a close US ally that hosts about 28,500 American troops, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, has welcomed a North Korean team to the Games, part of efforts to improve ties after the North conducted its sixth nuclear test past year and a series of missile tests, in defiance on U.N. (more...)
Political Battle Intensifies, Leading To Government Shutdown Political Battle Intensifies, Leading To Government Shutdown
- February 07, 2018

Lawmakers are smarting from an embarrassing three-day shutdown last month, when Democrats refused to back a spending measure that did not address the situation of the "Dreamers" - hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country as children. (more...)
Palestinian chief says U.S. can't impose peace deal Palestinian chief says U.S. can't impose peace deal
- February 07, 2018

The Palestinian government, and following a decision by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO ) to start planning for disengagement from Israel, decided on Tuesday to establish a committee to consider ways for that. Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. (more...)
Maldives President Declares State of Emergency Maldives President Declares State of Emergency
- February 07, 2018

Yameen, in an address to the nation which was televised across the island state, said the recent Supreme Court order to release top opposition leaders was "shocking" and threatened to "cripple" the functioning of the state. She said Yameen has "systematically alienated his coalition, jailed or exiled every major opposition political figure" since his election in 2013. "We had to find out why", Yameen said. (more...)
Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach under investigation Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach under investigation
- February 07, 2018

On February 5, after three weeks of sentencing hearings, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison by an Eaton County, Michigan judge. Nassar, 54, was previously sentenced to a 60-year federal term in a child porn case and up to 175 years in prison in another county. (more...)
Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea
- February 07, 2018

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops who make the ground shake as they pass through Kim Il Sung Square, rolling tanks and increasingly heavy weaponry, culminating most recently in April with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) - or at least their casings. (more...)
India unveils huge Modicare health scheme India unveils huge Modicare health scheme
- February 07, 2018

On the whole, we expect Budget 2018 to create a positive investment climate. The allocation was doubled to Rs 3073 crore and the budget was clearly beyond wooing voters. "Another exemption of Rs 50,000 for housing loan repayments was given, raising it to Rs 2 lakh per year", he said. Revised expenditure has been put for 2017-18 at Rs 21.57 lakh crore and is said to reach Rs 24.42 lakh crore expenditure in 2018-19. (more...)
Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight
- February 07, 2018

If we don't straighten out our border, we don't have a country. Kelly's doubt as to the president's power comes from the opinion, generally propounded by the administration, that the original DACA executive order was an overextension of presidential power. (more...)
UN, US slam Kenya after TV stations shuttered UN, US slam Kenya after TV stations shuttered
- February 07, 2018

Kenya's government ignored Western pressure and flouted its own judges Friday after it refused to suspend an unprecedented shutdown of independent television stations. The Kenya Supreme Court nullified the August election over irregularities - the first time a court had overturned a presidential election in Africa - and ordered a fresh vote in October that the opposition leader boycotted. (more...)
John Kelly: Many Immigrants are 'Too Lazy' to Apply for DACA Protections John Kelly: Many Immigrants are 'Too Lazy' to Apply for DACA Protections
- February 07, 2018

Trump announced the date last fall, saying his administration would phase out DACA by letting the two-year protections and work permits issued under the program expire without the option to renew them. He added, "Right now, the champion of all people who are DACA is Donald Trump ". The likelihood of the parties coming together on a bipartisan immigration plan is seeming more unlikely every day. (more...)
Tide Super Bowl 2018 Ad Is Online Tide Super Bowl 2018 Ad Is Online
- February 07, 2018

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declared game day "Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday ". About 3 million more people watched this year's Super Bowl live on digital platforms such as NFL.com or apps from NBC Sports, Verizon Communications Inc and Yahoo Sports , NBC said. (more...)
Democratic, Republican lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe
- February 07, 2018

Earlier this week, Trump had told his associates and aides he wanted the memo released , believing it could discredit the agency investigating possible collusion between his campaign associates and Russian Federation. "The fact that the Republicans in the House refuse to allow a minority report, the Democratic response to their memo , is an indication that they're bound and determined to continue to find ways to absolve this president from any responsibility", Durbin continued. (more...)
Dow closes up more than 560 points after another volatile day Dow closes up more than 560 points after another volatile day
- February 07, 2018

From Election Day to the record high on January 26, the Dow climbed more than 8,000 points - a remarkable 45%. The losses in Asia tracked the Dow's 1,175 point plunge on Monday, its worst point drop of all time and its worst percentage decline since August 2011 . (more...)
Trump Praises 'Great American Hero' Devin Nunes Trump Praises 'Great American Hero' Devin Nunes
- February 07, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other leaders in Congress have said they thought the Democrats' response should be released too, but it needs to follow an identical process as the one used last week for Nunes' memo. What the memo indicates is the investigation didn't begin with Carter Page, it actually began with George Papadopoulos, someone who was a foreign policy adviser for candidate Trump and someone who was meeting secretly with the Russians and talking about the stolen Clinton ... (more...)
Trump Says: 'I'd Love To See A Shutdown' If No Immigration Law Trump Says: 'I'd Love To See A Shutdown' If No Immigration Law
- February 07, 2018

After Democrats shut down the government and then folded without getting anything, Trump could have rubbed their faces in it. The House version of the bill - introduced by Reps. That means the program may survive until sometime this summer, the earliest the court could rule, even without Congressional action. There is no reason, with some creativity and goodwill, that an immigration deal can not be reached. (more...)

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