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'Spouse' includes same-sex partners, European Union court adviser says 'Spouse' includes same-sex partners, European Union court adviser says
- January 11, 2018

The couple lives in NY. The towers of the European Court of Justice are seen in Luxembourg , January 26, 2017. Thursday's decision is non-binding on European Union court judges, who are expected to issue a ruling this year, but they often follow the reasoning laid out by advocates general. (more...)
US Sends 3 B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers to Guam US Sends 3 B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers to Guam
- January 11, 2018

The US is deploying three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to the Guam airbase in addition to the B-1B Lancer bombers in what has been seen as a move related to latest developments in North Korea. A "historic" agreement was made between the countries, with North Korea agreeing to send athletes, a negotiating delegation, and state-run media into the South ahead of the worldwide competition. (more...)
Police Release Video Of Deadly Shooting After Officers Receive Death Threats Police Release Video Of Deadly Shooting After Officers Receive Death Threats
- January 11, 2018

EST) Sunday at West 52nd Street and Camp Robinson Road. Smith was a back seat traveler in an auto pulled over for speeding and a front lamp infringement. Prosecutors will determine if the use of deadly force was necessary. The officers then opened fire, killing Smith. Arkansas Online reported that Willard Proctor Jr., a lawyer for Smith's family, said that after showing the teen's family the footage, "We're not at a point where we can make any conclusions". (more...)
Brainstorm Health: Medicaid Work Requirements, FDA and Social Media, Humana Leaves AHIP Brainstorm Health: Medicaid Work Requirements, FDA and Social Media, Humana Leaves AHIP
- January 11, 2018

The Obama Administration had previously rebuffed proposals allowing states the right to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, arguing it would result in fewer people having access to health insurance. CMS additionally said the strategy would not make a difference to individuals with inabilities, the elderly, youngsters and pregnant ladies. "It's not like Medicaid is providing some kind of alternative lifestyle that's attractive and keeps people out of the workforce", he said. (more...)
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admits to affair, but not blackmail Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admits to affair, but not blackmail
- January 11, 2018

Eric Greitens (R) confirmed on Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair , saying it was a "deeply personal mistake". "Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this honestly and privately", the statement continued. A New York Times wedding announcement from 2011 notes that Greitens' "first marriage ended in divorce". Greitens is a former Democrat who announced in 2015 that he had become a conservative Republican. (more...)
Putin slams drone attack on Russian base in Syria as provocation
- January 11, 2018

Moscow claims that several armed drones attacked Russian bases in Syria . Similar attacks were reportedly carried out in Homs and Lattakia. Seven of these were neutralized by Russian anti-aircraft defenses, while the rest caused no significant damage after exploding upon touching the ground. (more...)
Teacher Speaks Out After Arrest For Criticizing Boss' Raise Teacher Speaks Out After Arrest For Criticizing Boss' Raise
- January 11, 2018

He said they've been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police. The suit, filed in 2012, was settled in 2016. "By silencing my voice, they've also taken away, or tried to take away, my First Amendment rights to speak, and I'm appalled by this, and you should be, too", Hargrave said in the video provided by LAE. (more...)
Merkel Kicks Off Make-or-Break Bid for New German Authorities Merkel Kicks Off Make-or-Break Bid for New German Authorities
- January 11, 2018

Her attempt to stitch together a disparate government with the pro-market Free Democrats and the Green party collapsed in November, leaving German decisions on everything from euro-area policy to migration and social programs on hold. SPD Secretary General Lars Klingbeil told party members in a video message the party was striving for improvements in labour, health, education and family policy, and on Europe. (more...)
Trump touts a poll that's awful for him Trump touts a poll that's awful for him
- January 11, 2018

That number is similar to the 72 percent of respondents ages 35 through 49 who said the same. 63 percent of voters believe the president "is not honest". While most U.S. voters in the poll (53%) thought Trump was intelligent, 69% thought he was not level-headed and 57% said he was not fit to serve as president. (more...)
Japan Protests to China After Ships Approach Disputed Islands Japan Protests to China After Ships Approach Disputed Islands
- January 11, 2018

Also off Taisho Island, a Chinese Navy frigate reportedly entered the contiguous zone twice on Thursday. Global law requires submarines to surface and hoist the national flag when navigating through territorial waters of other nations, but not in contiguous zones. (more...)
Warm weather and heavy rain could cause flooding Warm weather and heavy rain could cause flooding
- January 11, 2018

Temperatures are expected in the upper 40s on Thursday and near 60 on Friday before plummeting back to below freezing on Saturday and Sunday . Rain tapers into Saturday early afternoon, but with cold air diving in behind this storm, we'll see a wintry mix midday. (more...)
Bear attacks Florida man right outside his home Bear attacks Florida man right outside his home
- January 11, 2018

The bear, standing about one metre tall, was staring him down. "I tried to run and wasn't fast enough". Andrew Meunier was letting his dogs outside when a large bear attacked him . According to reports, Meunier suffered several cuts across his head and chest and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is the first recorded bear attack in South Florida since 1970, something Meunier finds a little humorous. (more...)
Intelligence, Military Cooperation With US Snapped: Pak Defence Minister Intelligence, Military Cooperation With US Snapped: Pak Defence Minister
- January 11, 2018

The main reason why successive American administrations have been unable to force Pakistan to alter the direction of its foreign policy, despite billions of dollars in aid, is that the principal objectives of the two countries' foreign policies are vastly different from each other, and often run counter to one another. (more...)
Trump 'discovered' there doesn't need to be 'physical wall' along entire border Trump 'discovered' there doesn't need to be 'physical wall' along entire border
- January 11, 2018

The fact is, we only have to talk about her because people won't let go of an election that she lost miserably", said Conway. Conway then countered that CNN is preoccupied by the 2016 election, and that "nobody" in the White House thinks much about Clinton. (more...)
American Tourist Dies on Popular Hike in Central Australia American Tourist Dies on Popular Hike in Central Australia
- January 11, 2018

A 33 year old male tourist's body has been discovered in central Australia according to the ABC . His body was found just after 5pm on Wednesday, three hours after he went missing. Chris Day from the Parks and Wildlife Department told ABC Darwin, "It wouldn't be a terribly advisable thing to do in 40-degree heat, to actually sprint away". (more...)
Nigel Farage Just Said He Might Back A Second EU Referendum Nigel Farage Just Said He Might Back A Second EU Referendum
- January 11, 2018

Nigel Farage , a central figure in the "Leave" campaign ahead of the referendum and in its surprise outcome, said he was warming to the idea of holding a second vote to settle the argument on whether leaving was the right decision or not. "If we do not act radically now, we will sleepwalk into a faux Brexit, in name only". Negotiations are now taking place between the United Kingdom and the European Union about how things work afterwards. (more...)
Trump's State of the Union address to face protest from female lawmakers Trump's State of the Union address to face protest from female lawmakers
- January 11, 2018

The call to wear black mirrors the decision by women, and many men, in Hollywood to wear all black to the Golden Globe Awards last weekend. Pelosi and Speier are members of the House Democratic Working Group, which is chaired by Rep. (more...)
Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Blasted by Reporters Over Past Islamophobic Comments Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Blasted by Reporters Over Past Islamophobic Comments
- January 11, 2018

The reporters failed to play along, though, with one quickly asking, "Will you be visiting our "no-go areas"?" On Wednesday at his new residence in The Hague, Dutch reporters repeatedly asked him to clarify if he believed local politicians had been set on fire. (more...)
Fox's Shep Smith fact-checks Trump on-air after Russian Federation comments Fox's Shep Smith fact-checks Trump on-air after Russian Federation comments
- January 11, 2018

Three of the questions had to do with the Russian Federation collusion investigation. He told rally-goers back in 2015 that he wanted to make sure that "when they write purposely negative and disgusting and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money", saying that when he became president news organizations like the New York Times and The Washington Post would "have problems". (more...)
Washington for unconditional release of Reuters journalists Washington for unconditional release of Reuters journalists
- January 11, 2018

On January 10, the Insein Court formally accepted charges against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under Section 3.1 (c) of the 1923 Official Secrets Act, a colonial-era law that makes it an offense to "obtain" or "collect" any material or information "calculated to be or might be or is meant to be...useful to an enemy". (more...)
Poisonous snake tries to slither through vehicle window in Australia Poisonous snake tries to slither through vehicle window in Australia
- January 11, 2018

Mr Ogier said the snake had slithered out from the bonnet and wrapped itself around the driver's side mirror, appearing to look directly at the driver. The red-bellied black snake coiled around the mirror. Many of those commenting wrote messages along the lines of needing a change of trousers had that happened to them, or that the vehicle needed torching now. (more...)
Oprah 'intrigued' by idea of running for president, friend Gayle King says Oprah 'intrigued' by idea of running for president, friend Gayle King says
- January 11, 2018

Oprah would be a lot of fun", Trump said. We talked about it right here yesterday , reacting to Oprah's speech , "her confident, powerful words, her strong demeanor, her unwavering conviction", and how that all led up to a speech that sounded, for lack of a better word, presidential. (more...)
Dead koala found screwed to pole in vile act of animal cruelty Dead koala found screwed to pole in vile act of animal cruelty
- January 11, 2018

But she spoke to a council worker, who Murray had also spoken to, who confirmed the koala was dead and had been screwed to the post. A picture of the koala was posted to The Koala Rescue Queensland Facebook page calling on the public for any information on who was responsible. (more...)
Transcript release intensifies feud over FBI, Trump dossier Transcript release intensifies feud over FBI, Trump dossier
- January 11, 2018

Citing the Republican attempt to discredit the dossier, Simpson has called for the release of multiple closed-door interviews he has done as part of congressional Russian Federation investigations, including his interview with Judiciary. It also describes lascivious behavior that might embarrass Trump or could have been used as leverage to influence him. "They had other intelligence about this matter from an internal Trump campaign source and. (more...)
Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to develop closer regional ties Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to develop closer regional ties
- January 11, 2018

In the area of economic cooperation, the six countries have plans to improve production capacity, promote cross-border trade, and build a long term, stable, sustainable and diversified financing system. Policy research organizations, many of them aligned with the six riverine governments, joined to form the Global Center for Mekong Studies past year to advise LMC member countries on a range of topics from politics to business. (more...)
Real Madrid held by Numancia at Bernabeu Real Madrid held by Numancia at Bernabeu
- January 11, 2018

Madrid have fallen 16 points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona after winning nine of 17 league games. "But I am happy with the performance of them all, I'm happy these players got more minutes, and the first leg [3-0 victory] was important". (more...)
Senate candidate: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document' Senate candidate: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'
- January 11, 2018

Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the Arizona US Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by just 4 percentage points in Arizona in 2016, making it a much closer race than traditional swing states like Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Virginia. (more...)
'Pretty Jarring': Cal State San Bernardino on Lockdown Following Non-Injury Shooting 'Pretty Jarring': Cal State San Bernardino on Lockdown Following Non-Injury Shooting
- January 11, 2018

Remain sheltered in place. The incident was reported shortly before 6 p.m. near the Visual Arts building and the west parking structure. The university also canceled classes Wednesday evening. Around 8 p.m. local time, CSUSB tweeted that police started to clear buildings. Chief Jarrod Burguan of the San Bernardino Police Department said the agency was assisting the CSUSB Police Department in the investigation. (more...)
Rabid Free Marketeers Reject Perry's Attempt To Protect Coal and Nuclear Rabid Free Marketeers Reject Perry's Attempt To Protect Coal and Nuclear
- January 11, 2018

The anti-nukes, the renewables "industry", and the Wall Street institutions that finance them, screamed that Perry's plan would " subsidize " "uneconomical" coal and nuclear. Meanwhile, in some parts of the country, the cost of electricity has been historically declining due to competitive markets. "While the grid's integrity is being maintained by an abundant and diverse supply of fuel sources today, the real question is whether or not this diversity will be here tomorrow", ... (more...)
Sen. Diane Savino defends breakaway Dem chief accused of sexual assault Sen. Diane Savino defends breakaway Dem chief accused of sexual assault
- January 11, 2018

Vladimer worked for Klein from 2013 to 2015, starting as a fellow and later becoming a policy analyst and counsel for the IDC. Savino, who has been romantically involved with Klein, said she had been with him the night of the alleged incident, which the staffer claims was outside of a well-known Albany bar. (more...)

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