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Missing upstate NY skier found alive six days later... in California Missing upstate NY skier found alive six days later... in California
- February 14, 2018

He was last seen making an afternoon run at a NY ski resort at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y., on February 7. The circumstances regarding this case are under investigation and police said further details will be released at a later time. (more...)
Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons
- February 14, 2018

The Syrian regime itself, either during or after the conflict, "will be answerable to worldwide justice", he added. Macron also called for an worldwide meeting on Syria, in the region if possible. He says a military response is on the table if investigators uncover evidence of a recent sarin attack. On-the-ground observers reported last month that Syrian forces were deploying chlorine gas during air strikes on rebel positions. (more...)
South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid
- February 14, 2018

Facing questions by the media at Luthuli House on why the ANC had chose to recall Zuma, Magashule said the party, "did not take these decisions because comrade Jacob Zuma has done anything wrong". If Zuma agrees to step down, then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will likely become president. Zuma's spokesman says he won't challenge his recall in the courts and will respond on Wednesday. (more...)
Russia Will Try to Interfere in 2018 Midterms, US Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Will Try to Interfere in 2018 Midterms, US Intelligence Agencies Say
- February 14, 2018

The midterm elections are slated for November 6. "We do have some capabilities, offensively, to raise the cost for those who would dare challenge the United States' elections". "Everyone was silent", Coats said. "There is no indication there is any strategic change in the outlook for Kim Jong Un in his desire to retain his nuclear capacity to threaten the United States of America, no change there", he said. (more...)
Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure
- February 14, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a rare move Monday, opening the floor for debate on immigration . Mr. Trump's erratic record of "negotiating" on dreamers legislation, in which he twice killed real bipartisan deals after previously signaling support, should have already persuaded lawmakers to decouple their work from the president's wayward, unpredictable preferences. (more...)
United States extends $3bn credit line at Kuwait conference for Iraq reconstruction United States extends $3bn credit line at Kuwait conference for Iraq reconstruction
- February 14, 2018

Kuwait will allocate one billion US dollars in loan and another one billion USA dollars in investment in Iraq to help its reconstruction process, the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced on Wednesday. Their victory came at a steep cost for Mosul, as coalition airstrikes and extremist suicide auto bombs destroyed homes and government buildings. The United Nations estimates that some 40,000 homes need to be rebuilt in Mosul alone. (more...)
Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader
- February 14, 2018

Sigmar Gabriel, the serving foreign minister, attacked him in a newspaper interview for taking his job. "For me, this is the last speech as chairman of the SPD". However, Schulz, 62, announced two days later that he gave up the bid for foreign minister in the new government after he was heavily criticized by his party members as he previously said he wouldn't serve in the next German government. (more...)
German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt
- February 14, 2018

The SPD members in Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt who oppose handing the reins over to Nahles include Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller , who said before a meeting of the SPD's top committees that his national association wants "the party's chairs elected through an orderly process of delegates at a federal party convention, rather than appointed". (more...)
Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal
- February 14, 2018

The charity was accused of covering up the Haiti scandal after it let three men resign from the charity while firing four others for gross misconduct, according to the confidential report. One of these workers went on to work at the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD ), which is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. (more...)
Man dies after airport vehicles collide at Heathrow Man dies after airport vehicles collide at Heathrow
- February 14, 2018

The Metropolitan Police said the victim's next of kin had been informed and a formal identification awaited, while no arrests had been made. A Heathrow spokesman said: "Following an incident on the airfield involving two members of staff, an investigation is underway and we are working with the Police". (more...)
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga
- February 14, 2018

Tonga Water Board is urging the public to please call 24 438, 23 095, 874 91 or 779 5646 to report any water problems so they can quickly attend to it. Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program said via Twitter that villagers on Ono-i-Lau had told it that crops and several houses had been destroyed, but there had been no reports of injuries. (more...)
Tillerson Aims to Strengthen US-Egyptian Commitment to Fight Terrorism
- February 14, 2018

Tillerson's comments come amid heightened tensions between the United States and Turkey, which has launched a military campaign against USA -backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in recent weeks. During a brief visit to Beirut, Tillerson is expected to press Lebanese officials to rein in Hezbollah, the Iran-backed group that is a threat to neighboring Israel. (more...)
Hawks raid Gupta compound Hawks raid Gupta compound
- February 14, 2018

Officers swooped on the premises on Wednesday morning in northern Johannesburg . Sources close to the Guptas, and with knowledge of the raids and their apparent looming arrests‚ said moves were under way to get some sort of deal signed. Gani‚ of the law firm Gani Mayet Attorneys in Johannesburg‚ said he had yet to receive any documents pertaining to the search and seizure warrant that led to heavily armed Hawks officers raiding the Saxonwold compound. (more...)
His West Wing Rattled, Trump Casts Doubt on Aide's Exit His West Wing Rattled, Trump Casts Doubt on Aide's Exit
- February 14, 2018

What remains unclear is whether there are additional staffers employed by the White House who failed to secure full security clearances. "We received a request for follow-up inquiry". Porter resigned the next morning. Huckabee Sanders response? She's doing the best she can, and "would never presume to understand anything going on with that individual, nor would I think she could presume what's going on with me". (more...)
New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison
- February 14, 2018

The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighbourhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people. (more...)
Treat women better, Bill and Melinda Gates tell President Trump Treat women better, Bill and Melinda Gates tell President Trump
- February 14, 2018

On average, the organization doles out more than $4 billion in grants each year. During the 2016 election campaign against Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Trump was criticized for insulting women, and for his remarks, captured on video, in which he bragged about groping them. (more...)
Chinese woman follows handbag into airport X-ray scanner Chinese woman follows handbag into airport X-ray scanner
- February 14, 2018

An unbelievable photograph shows the women on all fours on a conveyor belt as she follows her bag as it passes through the security scanner. After putting her luggage onto the conveyer belt, she refused to be separated from her handbag. The security video shows her leaving the screen and then emerging from the device. The incident took place on February 11, days before China's upcoming Lunar New Year, to be celebrated on February 16. (more...)
Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels
- February 14, 2018

Her tale of what happened with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada became a point of fascination after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that the president's longtime personal lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to Clifford in October 2016 to keep her from publicly discussing the alleged sexual encounter during the presidential campaign. (more...)
White Home releases 2019 finances plan White Home releases 2019 finances plan
- February 14, 2018

Gov. Walker referenced the $1.6 billion Interstate 94 project, calling it a "good example" of work between federal, state and local governments. - The Trump administration is unrolling a new infrastructure plan but the question now is who is going to pay for it. (more...)
The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?' The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?'
- February 14, 2018

Even former al-Qaeda Syrian leader Saleh al-Hamwi, who was the founder of the jihadist Nusra Front in 2012, praised Israel for its anti-Iranian attacks on Syrian military bases, calling for the Jewish State to quickly "uproot" Iran from Syria. (more...)
Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen
- February 14, 2018

The indictment covers six incidents in recent months in which she was involved in altercations with Israeli soldiers , including the December 15 slapping incident that was captured on video and went viral on social media. PPS said a 17-year-old Palestinian was also detained from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was shot in the head with a rubber-coated bullet by the Israeli army shortly before the video of Ahed and Nur was filmed. (more...)
Assange loses new bid to cancel United Kingdom arrest warrant Assange loses new bid to cancel United Kingdom arrest warrant
- February 14, 2018

Judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled to uphold the arrest warrant, stating that she didn't think Assange's fears of extradition from Sweden to the U.S. were " reasonable ". To dodge extradition, Assange entered the embassy disguised as a motorcycle courier after Ecuador offered him immunity. If the judge had nullified the warrant, Assange might have left the embassy, but that was far from certain. (more...)
Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice' Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
- February 14, 2018

The recently departed aide has specifically set her sights on Vice President Mike Pence . Everybody who's wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider... Tell us, HollywoodLifers - What do YOU think about Celebrity Big Brother's second live eviction? Manigault previously said that she was "haunted" by the president's tweets and said the nation would "not be OK". (more...)
Chicago Police Commander Shot, Killed At Downtown Government Building Chicago Police Commander Shot, Killed At Downtown Government Building
- February 14, 2018

Recently, Bauer appeared in an interview on the WCIU television show "The Jam", talking about the monthly Coffee with a Commander meetings in his district. The original officer came back on the air reporting a person had been shot. Bauer's body was led out of Northwestern Hospital by a convoy of mourning cops to the medical examiner's office. (more...)
Trump plans to replace food stamps: Here's how Trump plans to replace food stamps: Here's how
- February 14, 2018

The proposed plan would replace about half of the program's cash benefits while recipients would still receive the other half as they always have. In its annual budget proposal unveiled on Monday, the Trump administration included an overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , formerly-and still colloquially-known as food stamps . (more...)
Lizette Andrea Cuesta, 19-Year-Old Stabbing Victim, Identifies Suspects From Deathbed Lizette Andrea Cuesta, 19-Year-Old Stabbing Victim, Identifies Suspects From Deathbed
- February 14, 2018

Suffering from multiple life-threatening stab wounds and other injuries, Lizette Andrea Cuesta was able to drag herself to the side of a road in Livermore , California , when a auto saw her around 2 a.m. Livermore: Early this AM, #ALCOFire Batt 3, E-8 & E-21, Paramedics Plus & REACH 2 responded w/ CHP to a medical emergency on Tesla Rd, approx 2 miles west of Carnegie Park. (more...)
US May Have Killed Dozens of Russian Fighters US May Have Killed Dozens of Russian Fighters
- February 14, 2018

Army Col. Thomas Veale, a spokesperson for the U.S. -led coalition said . "We only handle the data that concerns Russian forces servicemen", Dmitri S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that Russia has told the US there were no Russians in the area of the strike. He also wouldn't even confirm whether Russian nationals were among the dead in the attack. (more...)
Sean Hannity Has a Demented New Theory About Barack Obama's Official Portrait Sean Hannity Has a Demented New Theory About Barack Obama's Official Portrait
- February 14, 2018

The event was also significant as it was for the first time that not one, but two African-American artists were selected to paint the former POTUS and the FLOTUS. But within the portrait are little clues - chrysanthemums represent Chicago, as that's the official flower of his hometown; jasmine, Hawaii, his birthplace; and African blue lilies, his Kenyan heritage. (more...)
Israeli Police Push For Prime Minister Netanyahu's Indictment On Corruption Charges Israeli Police Push For Prime Minister Netanyahu's Indictment On Corruption Charges
- February 14, 2018

Lapid said that as a law abiding citizen he gave a short testimony upon request of the police and he called on Netanyahu to resign. "And, therefore, today isn't different from any other days which I've been through in past 20 years". "The recommendation disregards indisputable basic facts including the ties between Mr. Milchan and Mr. Netanyahu started in the early years of 2000, when Netanyahu had no government role". (more...)
Second Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA Second Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA
- February 14, 2018

In a preliminary ruling, he ordered the government to keep processing DACA applications and renewal requests, echoing the January 9 ruling of a judge in San Francisco. Today, a federal judge granted Attorney General Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General's motion for a preliminary injunction to block President Trump's rescission of DACA. (more...)

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