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Polish Defense, Foreign Ministers Dismissed Polish Defense, Foreign Ministers Dismissed
- January 09, 2018

The EU executive launched an unprecedented action against Poland in December, calling on other member states to prepare sanctions if Warsaw fails to reverse a series of judicial reforms. Q&A Why does the Polish government want to appoint judges? The PiS government says the reforms will speed up slow and inefficient courts and sweep away a lingering communist era-mentality. (more...)
Powerball results for 01/06/18; who won the $559M jackpot? Powerball results for 01/06/18; who won the $559M jackpot?
- January 09, 2018

Winning the lottery is a life-changing event that most of us will never get to experience but with this week's open forum, we invite you to dream a little. The winning numbers to claim the Mega Millions jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10. That means it's more likely that we'll see future instances where both of the games have jackpots that grow to dizzying heights at the same time. (more...)
Storylab Productions And The Coalition Announce Work On New IP Storylab Productions And The Coalition Announce Work On New IP
- January 09, 2018

Although the game's use of microtransactions was criticized in particular, nonetheless Gears of War 4 looked to be a foundation on which to build further Gears of War games. Multi-media production house Storylab Productions , an official Microsoft vendor, has mentioned the work on a new intellectual property alongside The Coalition on its website. (more...)
VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month
- January 09, 2018

Pence had postponed his trip in case his tie-breaking vote was needed to pass the GOP tax overhaul in the Senate. He will then depart to Jordan on the 21 January, where he will meet King Abdullah II. The city's status is among the most contentious issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. (more...)
Celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
- January 09, 2018

About 12 percent of those are women. Schwab said a year ago they gave all the local officers M&M's. During the past decade, 1,512 officers have been killed while on the job, an average of 151 deaths per year. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is January 9, and we invite people to express their support and gratitude for the fearless men and women in uniform, while also honoring their fallen peers. (more...)
Radwanska ends Konta's Sydney International defence Radwanska ends Konta's Sydney International defence
- January 09, 2018

Angelique Kerber was scheduled to play second-seeded Venus Williams later Tuesday. Konta again had trouble holding serve in the second set but showed signs of a fightback when she broke while trailing 1-4 in the second, but then could not push on as Radwanska sealed the victory in one hour, 49 minutes. (more...)
Portions of body cam footage from DougCo ambush shooting released Portions of body cam footage from DougCo ambush shooting released
- January 09, 2018

The sheriff also expresses sympathy to Parrish, his widow, Gracie Parrish, their two daughters, his parents and his in-laws. Riehl was later shot and killed by police, authorities said. Taylor went out a window head first and Mike and Jeff were also hit immediately and they went out the front door. In the video, Spurlock said he wanted to be open about how the scene unfolded and how a deputy lost his life. (more...)
2 killed by mudslides in California storms 2 killed by mudslides in California storms
- January 09, 2018

Evacuations have been ordered for communities below hillsides charred by California's largest-ever wildfire as the first major winter storm of the season brings rare rain and raises the risk of mudslides. "The intensity of the Thomas fire left our mountains with little or no vegetation to prevent the slopes from sliding", the spokesman said. The Thomas fire burned almost 282,000 acres in December in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, stripping hillsides of vegetation needed to stem water ... (more...)
Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
- January 09, 2018

Ms Bradley has shown little interest in Northern Ireland since becoming an MP in 2010, mentioning it just twice in the House of Commons. "I wish him all the very best for his medical treatment and for a speedy recovery". The Northern Ireland Office confirmed his resignation, but gave no further details. He formerly served as immigration minister under former Prime Minister David Cameron . (more...)
Minnesota, North Dakota among best states to raise a family Minnesota, North Dakota among best states to raise a family
- January 09, 2018

Minnesota came in second - ranking 18th in family fun, fifth in health and safety, 11th in education and child care, 12th in affordability and sixth in socio-economics - with a total score of 52.46. MA ranked sixth in "family fun", fourth in "health and safety", ninth in "education and child care", eighth in "affordability", and 16th in "socio-economics". (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Israel Jan. 22-23 US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Israel Jan. 22-23
- January 09, 2018

Palestinian officials have said Trump's declaration on Jerusalem , overturning decades of United States policy, meant he could not serve as an honest broker in peace negotiations that Washington has been trying to revive, and they condemned his remarks on a funding halt as blackmail. (more...)
Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona
- January 09, 2018

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned by Republican ally President Trump a year ago, is throwing his hat in the ring for Arizona's open Senate seat. The Republican tweeted about his bid Tuesday, linking to a story about it by The Washington Examiner . Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has announced he is not running for re-election. (more...)
Two Virginia Tech online graduate programs ranked among top in nation Two Virginia Tech online graduate programs ranked among top in nation
- January 09, 2018

The university's online master's degree in information technology is ranked the second best according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report's Ranking of the Best Online Programs. The programs are listed in a searchable directory, which prospective students can use to find information about tuition, online services and other data. (more...)
President Trump touts tax cuts, reduced regulations in speech to farmers convention President Trump touts tax cuts, reduced regulations in speech to farmers convention
- January 09, 2018

The sluggish economy and at-odds position on trade and other issues, such as immigration, that many farmers see as necessary for their harvests, means farmer support for Trump can't be taken for granted, said former Senator Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican who served as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. (more...)
Former White House chief strategist Bannon apologizes for anti-Trump comments Former White House chief strategist Bannon apologizes for anti-Trump comments
- January 09, 2018

Bannon says he regrets that his "delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr. has diverted attention" from Trump's achievement. But Bannon says his description was aimed at former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, not Trump's son. (more...)
N. Korea Restores Military Hotline With South N. Korea Restores Military Hotline With South
- January 09, 2018

During his visit to Pyongyang in December 2017, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman urged the parties to restore communication channels, including between military officials, to reduce the risk of miscalculation. (more...)
Hungary would raise European Union budget contribution after Brexit Hungary would raise European Union budget contribution after Brexit
- January 09, 2018

They wrote that the British government understood the German position that Britain could not leave the EU while at the same time enjoying all the benefits of EU membership but added: "The EU's priorities are not incompatible with ours: a deep and special partnership with our closest trade partners and allies". (more...)
Warmer Weather For A Few Days Warmer Weather For A Few Days
- January 09, 2018

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. We have some light snow in the forecast for Monday . On Wednesday , the sun will rise at 7:55:09 a.m. The next storm system to move into the area will also only drop between a half-inch and an inch of precipitation. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. (more...)
PTI Chief Imran Khan goes incommunicado PTI Chief Imran Khan goes incommunicado
- January 09, 2018

In a reference to the PTI chief having proposed marriage to his spiritual guide, Nawaz Sharif said Khan bit the hands that fed him. I have done none of these but discovered I have committed a bigger crime: "wanting to get married", Imran Khan stated in a message posted on Twitter. (more...)
'Jackass' star Bam Margera busted for DUI after approaching officer first 'Jackass' star Bam Margera busted for DUI after approaching officer first
- January 09, 2018

Margera's bail was set at $15,000, and he was released a little after 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detecting alcohol on Bam's breath, the California cops insisted he undergo a field sobriety test, which he failed. (more...)
President HW Bush offers condolences on passing of astronaut John Young President HW Bush offers condolences on passing of astronaut John Young
- January 09, 2018

He went into space six times, and is unique in having flown and commanded four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, Apollo Service/Command Module, Apollo Lunar Lander and the Space Shuttle. "Astronaut John Young's storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight". Young then entered the U.S.Navy Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, graduating in 1959, whereupon he remained stationed at "Pax River" for the next three years, where he flew in the XF8U-3 Crusader III (later ... (more...)
Should the U.S. crack down on marijuana? Should the U.S. crack down on marijuana?
- January 09, 2018

The Back Porch, a "Premier Cannabis Retailer" in Wenatchee says they're not too anxious about Sessions revoke of the Cole Memo . Operators in the growing legal marijuana market reacted Thursday with concern to a move by the Trump administration to lift an Obama-era policy on the enforcement of federal pot laws in states where the drug is legal. (more...)
Oprah Winfrey 'intrigued' by USA presidential run: friend Gayle King Oprah Winfrey 'intrigued' by USA presidential run: friend Gayle King
- January 09, 2018

He later said Oprah would be "formidable" should she decide to run for president against Trump . THERE'S been a renewed push for Oprah Winfrey to run for US President following her stirring speech at the Golden Globes . "Winfrey linked to the column to her 40-plus million Twitter followers, writing, "@jpodhoretz Thanks for your VOTE of confidence! ". "The question is, does she want to do it?" Raised in Nashville, Milwaukee and Mississippi, Winfrey was raped and sexually abused as ... (more...)
Asian shares rise on Wall Street optimism Asian shares rise on Wall Street optimism
- January 09, 2018

Real estate, iron and steel and securities-oriented issues comprised those that gained the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell. Japanese markets were playing catch-up after being closed Monday for a public holiday. The euro zone's consumer inflation data, due at 1000 GMT, is expected to show an easing to 1.4 percent in December from 1.5 percent in November. Oil prices reached their highest since 2015 helped in part by political tensions in Iran, the third-largest producer in ... (more...)
Germany Tops Travel Freedom Rating in 2018, Research Shows Germany Tops Travel Freedom Rating in 2018, Research Shows
- January 09, 2018

Over the past five years, Germany has topped the ranking, with Germans entitled to travel visa-free to 177 countries around the world. The world's best passports provide worry free access to up to 161 countries while the worst passports will only allow you to enter 26 countries. (more...)
Fire and Fury: Bannon tries to make amends with Trump Fire and Fury: Bannon tries to make amends with Trump
- January 09, 2018

Mr Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House - that Mr Trump is not fit to do the job - is becoming a widely held view. Trump attacked Bannon several times for the comment, calling him "sloppy" and even saying Bannon cried when he was sacked. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone. (more...)
Teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs Teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs
- January 09, 2018

She was then apprehended in the hallway. "I am not, you just pushed me to the floor!" During the public comments portion of the Vermilion Parish school board meeting, Deyshia Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, asked questions to the board regarding teacher's salaries, according to a report from KATC. (more...)
Embattled De Lille wins support from 'coloured faction' in ANC Embattled De Lille wins support from 'coloured faction' in ANC
- January 09, 2018

It is understood that several councillors testified in the hearings and that several allegations were made against, among others, De Lille. Kesson's affidavit included that she had planned to publicly discredit a senior City staffer who questioned alleged tender irregularities. (more...)
'Mojo Bistro' owners named accused in Kamala Mills fire 'Mojo Bistro' owners named accused in Kamala Mills fire
- January 09, 2018

Yug was arrested on Saturday by N.M. Joshi Police, a day after the fire department said in its report that the Kamala mill fire that killed 14 people on December 29 had started from Mojo's Bistro. However, sources said that though Pathak and Tuli have been booked under Section 304 ( culpable homicide not amounting to murder ) of the IPC, it could prove hard to prove the charges as they have not got witnesses against Mojo's. (more...)
FDNY: At least 14 injured in 7-alarm fire in Manhattan FDNY: At least 14 injured in 7-alarm fire in Manhattan
- January 09, 2018

While residents were being offered support, more than 200 firefighters and EMS personnel were still battling the fire, as of 5:40 p.m., an FDNY official said. The building has 133 apartments in it. "I turned the corner and I see people from the building, 'who called you?'". "I just thank God they were there and they made it when they did, 'cause it could have been worse", she said. (more...)

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