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Trump to tout tax overhaul as boon for rural US Trump to tout tax overhaul as boon for rural US
- January 08, 2018

This marks President Trump's second trip to Nashville since taking office. The American Farm Bureau Federation convention is a week-long event attended by an estimated 7,000 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture enthusiasts. Trump says most of the benefits of the legislation are "going to working families, small businesses and family farmers". He will travel to Nashville , Tennessee, for the remarks. (more...)
Theresa May strengthens party apparatus in Cabinet shakeup Theresa May strengthens party apparatus in Cabinet shakeup
- January 08, 2018

Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle descended into farce on Monday after the Conservatives announced Chris Grayling its new chairman, only for immigration minister Brandon Lewis to reportedly be given the job. He moved to the Home Office in July 2016 and took the immigration brief in June past year. Mrs May indicated the door would be open to Mr Brokenshire for a return to Government after he has overcome his health difficulties, telling him in a letter she was looking forward to "working ... (more...)
Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, report says Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, report says
- January 08, 2018

The 70-year-old, who many speculate might be running for Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, had surgery at a California hospital over the summer, sources told several outlets. "He was treated successfully". Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks after a dinner meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges inside of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in NY, U.S., November 29, 2016. (more...)
Ministry to grant extended stay for foreigners going to PyeongChang Games
- January 08, 2018

The ramped-up momentum for inter-Korean dialogue follows a year of missile and nuclear tests by North Korea. The inter-Korean talks will be conducted on the southern side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the divided peninsula at the truce village of Panmunjeom, where the 1953 armistice agreement to end the Korean War was signed. (more...)
SC sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings on packets SC sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings on packets
- January 08, 2018

Ten medical associations and 453 doctors from across the country, including those from Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and AIIMS, in Delhi, have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , protesting against a recent Karnataka High Court order reversing 85 per cent pictorial warnings on tobacco packets, in force since April 2016. (more...)
LA County Sheriff's deputy stabbed in Canyon Country LA County Sheriff's deputy stabbed in Canyon Country
- January 08, 2018

The victim, who's condition was unknown, was transported to a hospital, a statement from the Sheriff's Department said. "It is normal to send equipment (to these types of incidents), but it's unclear if it is needed right now". More information will be added as it becomes available. "The call came in about 10:15 this morning", said Sgt. Wayne Waterman, SCV Sheriff's Station Watch Commander. (more...)
Just off Israeli highway, 500000-year-old site found Just off Israeli highway, 500000-year-old site found
- January 08, 2018

The site is associated with homo erectus, a direct ancestor of today's humans. He added: 'The water brought flint nodules from the hills, which were used to make tools on the spot, and it attracted animals, which were hunted and butchered here. (more...)
Judge ends case against rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons Judge ends case against rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons
- January 08, 2018

A federal judge dismissed Monday all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the 2014 Nevada standoff and barred prosecutors from retrying the case, citing "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct". Several gunmen among the protesters who had assault-style rifles were acquitted of criminal charges in two trials a year ago. Her decision on Monday to throw out the case shattered a long-standing government effort to portray the Bundy family members as violent extremists, but also ... (more...)
Children among 4 dead in Oshawa house fire Children among 4 dead in Oshawa house fire
- January 08, 2018

When crews arrived on scene, Chief Derrick Clark said they encountered "heavy fire and heavy smoke conditions" due to a snowstorm. "This fire was at the height the snow storm this morning ... "I'd like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the families involved", said Oshawa Mayor John Henry. As many as 11 people lived in the residence and three were transported to hospital, he said. (more...)
Fire at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital defaces record room and principal's office Fire at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital defaces record room and principal's office
- January 08, 2018

Around 10 am on Monday, the employees of the medical college noticed fire in principal's office and soon it spread to adjacent record room. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. "It should be probed as to how and why only important files were reduced to ashes", Yadav said. The hospital was at the heart of a major controversy past year after 30 infants died allegedly due to the short supply of oxygen as the oxygen firm refused to supply oxygen as their dues were not paid by the government. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory until 8 AM — Metro Detroit Weather Winter Weather Advisory until 8 AM — Metro Detroit Weather
- January 08, 2018

Travel on Monday afternoon and overnight could be hard with slippery conditions and poor visibility during periods of heavy snow. Forecasts leading up to Monday's winter storm indicated that about 1 inch of snow would fall in State College and the surrounding area. (more...)
Police chief charged with seeking sex from agent posing as girl, 14 Police chief charged with seeking sex from agent posing as girl, 14
- January 08, 2018

The girl turned out to be a federal agent posing as a teenager and state prosecutors arrested and charged Diebold with unlawful contact with a minor and criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. 'This is not who we knew. "We are grieving the loss of that man", she wrote. Diebold's wife said she never had to question her husband's integrity. (more...)
Why is 8 January known as 'Divorce Day'? Why is 8 January known as 'Divorce Day'?
- January 08, 2018

Others 26 recognize that sharing financial liabilities is the most common cause of marital incidents. The research, which was compiled by law firm Slater and Gordon, showed that other top causes for tension include working long hours, domestic responsibilities, not spending enough time together, and lack of sex. (more...)
BJP announces candidates for Lok Sabha bypolls BJP announces candidates for Lok Sabha bypolls
- January 08, 2018

It had earlier announced its candidate for the other LS seat. Battle lines have been drawn for the byelections in Rajasthan later this month, with both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition Congress announcing their candidates for the Alwar and the Ajmer Lok Sabha seats, and the Mandalgarh Assembly seat. (more...)
Will Young experiences 'homophobic abuse' from London bus driver Will Young experiences 'homophobic abuse' from London bus driver
- January 08, 2018

The musician used the social media platform to recount the incident yesterday. He tweeted: "Homophobic abuse from a tfl bus driver calling me a poofter". A spokesman for the Mayor of London said: "The Mayor's Office are in touch with Will Young in regards to this incident and the work being done across the TfL network to tackle all forms of abuse including homophobic hate crime". (more...)
Online couple guilty of IS Christmas plot Online couple guilty of IS Christmas plot
- January 08, 2018

The court heard how when Mohammed was arrested in December 2016 he had two of the three components for TATP explosives as well as manuals on how to make bombs, mobile phone detonators and deadly ricin poison. "I liked the attention he was giving me", she said. Prosecutor Anne Whyte, QC, said: 'They exchanged materials and views at the time, we say, Mohammed was planning to perform an attack of his own, motivated and inspired by what he had seen and heard on social media. (more...)
PM Abbasi in Sialkot, praises business community PM Abbasi in Sialkot, praises business community
- January 08, 2018

He said Nawaz Sharif was and is still the leader of the people as he had made a special place in their hearts. He regretted the kind of politics being pursued by the opponents, saying that the opposition was engaged in abusive politics which were full of contradictions and baseless allegations. (more...)
United States hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion United States hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion
- January 08, 2018

A total of 16 disasters cost $1 billion or more, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricanes were the biggest source of damages by far. "Insured losses were nearly three times higher than the average of $49 billion". Some of the other costly USA disasters past year include: an outbreak of tornadoes in various southern states in January; California flooding in February; a freeze in the southeast that damaged fruit crops in March; and severe ... (more...)
Donald Trump defends 'mental fitness' amid book row Donald Trump defends 'mental fitness' amid book row
- January 08, 2018

The publication of Wolff's book, initially via explosive excerpts focused on Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon and in its entirety on Friday, sapped the momentum with which the president entered 2018 after the passage of a Republican tax overhaul Bill in late December. (more...)
Iconic Istanbul church reopens after 7 years of restoration Iconic Istanbul church reopens after 7 years of restoration
- January 08, 2018

In an appeal to minorities in Turkey, Erdogan said: "You are free to practise your religion and you are under our protection". The church was built in 1898 from prefabricated cast iron elements after its former wooden structure caught fire. (more...)
Tom Steyer, California Billionaire, Says He Won't Run for Office in 2018 Tom Steyer, California Billionaire, Says He Won't Run for Office in 2018
- January 08, 2018

Steyer, who has repeatedly flirted with running for office in 2018, had recently said he was weighing a challenge against Sen. That campaign, called "Need to Impeach", has helped Steyer build a massive email list. "We believe this is a false choice - the fact is the two are fundamentally intertwined". Steyer is a philanthropist who founded the NextGen America advocacy group, aiming to combat human-induced climate change. (more...)
FBI Has Re-Opened its Investigation Into the Clinton Foundation FBI Has Re-Opened its Investigation Into the Clinton Foundation
- January 08, 2018

The US Justice Department has begun a probe into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Mrs Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, political journalism newspaper The Hill has reported . (more...)
Trump's lawyers are negotiating with Mueller's team about interviewing the president Trump's lawyers are negotiating with Mueller's team about interviewing the president
- January 08, 2018

Read NBC News' report here. Trump's lawyers have been involved in ongoing discussions with FBI investigators as part of the agency's probe into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, according to NBC. (more...)
Arab League Drafts Response To Trump's Jerusalem Decision Arab League Drafts Response To Trump's Jerusalem Decision
- January 08, 2018

Mekameleen TV is an Istanbul-based free-to-air satellite television channel, run mostly by exiled Egyptians. NYT report said that an officer in Egypt's intelligence agency called Ashraf al-Kholi secretly phone called several hosts of influential talk shows in Egypt to instruct them to denounce the declaration. (more...)
Supreme Court Reopens Death Sentence of Black Convict Supreme Court Reopens Death Sentence of Black Convict
- January 08, 2018

But, at a minimum, the justices signaled, the 11th Circuit's decision (and, by extension, Tharpe's death sentence) "should not have rested on the ground that it was indisputable among reasonable jurists that" the juror's views "did not prejudice Tharpe". (more...)
Trump Says Willing To Talk To North Korean Leader, With Conditions Trump Says Willing To Talk To North Korean Leader, With Conditions
- January 08, 2018

North Korea has accepted South Korea's proposal for official talks in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries in more than two years. South Korea's foreign minister expressed hopes Monday that the North's expected participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will catalyze inter-Korean reconciliation and the resolution of the nuclear standoff. (more...)
Man kills robber by running him over with auto in Karachi Man kills robber by running him over with auto in Karachi
- January 08, 2018

Police reported that Tariq Javed was looted by two men on a motorcycle as he exited an ATM in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. "I made a decision to take action and started chasing them", he added. The two were running away after stealing from one of the shops in the mobile market. A 24-year-old shopkeeper, Owais Shahjahan, who was shot once in his abdomen, however, later succumbed to his injuries during treatment at Civil Hospital, Karachi . (more...)
Iranian oil tanker still ablaze after collision off China's coast
- January 08, 2018

The flames and poisonous gases coming from the wreck are making the search hard, however. The collision, between a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, occurred at around 8 p.m. It was not immediately clear what caused the collision. State-run China Central Television reported Sunday evening that the tanker was still floating and burning, and that oil was visible in the water. (more...)
On National Radon Action Month, Coloradans are encouraged to check their homes On National Radon Action Month, Coloradans are encouraged to check their homes
- January 08, 2018

Because you can't see or smell radon, people are often unaware that this silent killer could be in their homes. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is urging residents to test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter months, when indoor radon levels are at their highest. (more...)
No threat against Morgantown High School No threat against Morgantown High School
- January 08, 2018

Deputy Superintendent Matthew Haas said there will be an increased police presence at schools in the county. There is no higher priority than the safety and security of all students and staff. It is not clear if the person who posted the threat is a student. Malden police issued a tweet to clarify that the threat was "against Monticello High School (MHS)". (more...)

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