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University of Rochester President resigns amid investigation report University of Rochester President resigns amid investigation report
- January 12, 2018

Correction/Update (6:40 P.M): This story has been update with responses from the complainants. The report , which UR officials have called an 'independent investigation , ' was undertaken after the controversy that erupted over accusations made by several current and former faculty and grad students. (more...)
At Least 13 Dead From California Mudslides At Least 13 Dead From California Mudslides
- January 12, 2018

This is the 101 freeway in my neighbourhood right now. At least 17 people are now reported dead in the California mudslides which have hit the USA state this week. Montecito is a wealthy enclave that is home to such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey , Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres , said Santa Barbara County spokesman David Villalobos. (more...)
Twitter 'happy' to hand over Trump's direct messages & deleted tweets to DOJ Twitter 'happy' to hand over Trump's direct messages & deleted tweets to DOJ
- January 12, 2018

While the policy says Twitter will not read the content of those messages for the purposes of advertising, it doesn't provide any other exceptions. James O'Keefe, founder and president of the non-profit Project Veritas , on October 31, 2017. (more...)
Hunt on for mystery Aussie who scooped the entire $55M Powerball jackpot! Hunt on for mystery Aussie who scooped the entire $55M Powerball jackpot!
- January 12, 2018

Pearne had won $4 by matching the Poweball number in a drawing only a few days earlier on the same ticket, and he thought that was pretty lucky. "I bought the ticket for multiple drawings", Pearne said of his quick pick ticket with three sets of numbers. (more...)
Emotional memorial service for young bullying victim 'Dolly' Everett Emotional memorial service for young bullying victim 'Dolly' Everett
- January 12, 2018

Did I not see something? "I was wrong", he said. Since reading sickening the abuse sent to her daughter through Sarahah, the mother says she's been "scared, broken and sick to her stomach". 'My daughter and I have been shattered by this app, and tragically another teenager, in the United Kingdom, was found hanged early in 2017 after allegedly being bullied on a similar app called Sayat.Me, which was shut down in May'. (more...)
Rain and wintry mix moves in before cold air returns Rain and wintry mix moves in before cold air returns
- January 12, 2018

A powerful cold front is bringing below freezing temperatures as it sweeps through eastern Iowa and western IL. The winds will also be brisk causing icy areas and drifting. Saturday will see an 80 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon, followed by a 30 percent chance of showers after noon. Before dealing with any wintry mix, most of New Jersey will be seeing batches of rain, which could be heavy at times, forecasters said. (more...)
Year-old boy wounded in Texas church shooting leaves hospital Year-old boy wounded in Texas church shooting leaves hospital
- January 12, 2018

The attack was deemed the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Volunteer firefighter Rusty Duncan, a first responder that day, rescued Ryland as he scoured church pews for victims who were still alive. "Just happy the Lord brought him home and he's doing good", one emotional Sutherland Springs resident told ABC San Antonio affiliate KSAT . "When I found out yesterday that they would go ahead and release him, it was really an overwhelming feeling of joy that he would be able to go out ... (more...)
Merkel meets with Social Democrats as preliminary 'grand coalition' talks begin Merkel meets with Social Democrats as preliminary 'grand coalition' talks begin
- January 12, 2018

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, keen to end months of uncertainty and avoid new elections, urged the would-be coalition partners to rise above politics and keep in mind the impact of the coalition talks for Europe as a whole. Arriving at SPD headquarters for talks more than three months after a national election, Merkel said the parties had much work to get through but meant to tackle it quickly, adding: "I think it can succeed". (more...)
All jewels stolen from Paris's Ritz hotel recovered All jewels stolen from Paris's Ritz hotel recovered
- January 12, 2018

The vehicle used in the getaway was found about 12 miles north of Paris in an area where the three arrested men came from. The luxurious five-star hotel is located in Place Vendôme, in Paris's historical first district on the right bank of the river Seine. (more...)
Missouri attorney general asked to investigate Greitens Missouri attorney general asked to investigate Greitens
- January 12, 2018

The details were provided to News 4 by the woman's ex-husband, claiming the sexual relationship happened between his now ex-wife and Greitens in March 2015. "A few years ago, before Eric was elected governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage, " Greitens' statement said. The New York Times reported upon Greiten's admission, which included his assessment of the affair as a "personal mistake". (more...)
Snow shower dusts Sahara Desert Snow shower dusts Sahara Desert
- January 12, 2018

As the Sahara is renowned for its extreme temperatures, it's not unusual for the temperature to plunge tens of degrees Fahrenheit at night. Although snowfall is a rare phenomenon in such a hot place, a similar thing happened even past year. (more...)
Pakistan Suspends Military, Intelligence Cooperation With US Pakistan Suspends Military, Intelligence Cooperation With US
- January 12, 2018

He said Pakistan has been facilitating the USA led mission in Afghanistan through its Ground and Air lines of communication for the last 16 years. Pakistan's move comes in the wake of a partial freeze of US financial aid to Islamabad and Washington's accusations of providing "safe haven to the terrorists" despite multi-billion dollar assistance, voiced by US President Donald Trump on January 1. (more...)
Pelosi slams 'five white guys' negotiating immigration deal Pelosi slams 'five white guys' negotiating immigration deal
- January 12, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lamented that negotiations over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, were being led by "five white guys", seemingly forgetting that one of them is her No. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly wants to honor Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend by protesting the recently-enacted tax bill. "They've been working on it in a bipartisan way for a long time", Pelosi said. (more...)
Quarter of students in United Kingdom universities gain first-class degree Quarter of students in United Kingdom universities gain first-class degree
- January 12, 2018

Overall, 26 per cent of graduates - 101,000 - who completed their first undergraduate degree in the 2016/17 academic year achieved a first - up from 18 per cent in 2012/13. More students are choosing to do subjects like biological science and social studies, while less students are coming to university for degrees like medicine, dentistry and education. (more...)
MP quits Labour frontbench amid criticism over tax call for better-off homes MP quits Labour frontbench amid criticism over tax call for better-off homes
- January 12, 2018

Mr Corbyn said: "I am grateful for Chris's work on the frontbench, particularly on fire safety following the appalling Grenfell Tower fire". Williamson had led Labour's response to the Grenfell Tower disaster and fire service cuts. Revealing the plan on Wednesday, Mr Williamson told HuffPost UK: "You can imagine the Daily Mail and Daily Express would go to town on a proposition like this". (more...)
HRW Criticizes US Decision to Stop Aid to UNRWA HRW Criticizes US Decision to Stop Aid to UNRWA
- January 12, 2018

In the wake of escalating and angry reactions over the decisions of the US Administration and Israel to strike the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), a spokesman for the UN agency said it would maintain its mission despite the recent crisis, until reaching a solution to the situation of Palestinian refugees. (more...)
Market Monitor: PPOH Line Below Zero for Liberty Global Ord C (LBTYK)
- January 12, 2018

The institutional investor held 288,928 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.46M, up from 217,943 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) earned "Buy" rating by J.P. Morgan on Monday, June 12. Citigroup maintained the shares of C in report on Monday, October 9 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Amid global outrage, Myanmar books 2 journos for reporting on Rakhine violence Amid global outrage, Myanmar books 2 journos for reporting on Rakhine violence
- January 12, 2018

The US Embassy in Myanmar led reaction to the court decision, expressing disappointment and calling for the "immediate release" of the reporters. The two journalists are now detained at Insein Prison, reportedly with the general prison population. (more...)
Putin slams drone attacks on Russian military facilities in Syria as provocation Putin slams drone attacks on Russian military facilities in Syria as provocation
- January 12, 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry did not confirm claims posted on some websites about destroyed airplanes in the Russia-operated Hmeimim air base in Syria on New Year's Eve but on January 5, Russian officials did say two soldiers had been killed in a rocket attack. (more...)
Theresa May's former aide accused of interfering in Cabinet reshuffle Theresa May's former aide accused of interfering in Cabinet reshuffle
- January 12, 2018

Ms Greening had never dissented in public from Mrs May's proposals to allow new grammars and increase sponsorship of state schools by universities, private schools and the Catholic church, but "stalled as far as she could", said Mr Timothy. (more...)
JetBlue Airways (JBLU) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows JetBlue Airways (JBLU) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
- January 12, 2018

The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by JP Morgan. Alpha Beta Stock (ABS) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own . (more...)
Justice Dept. To Investigate Reports Obama Administration Blocked Prosecution Of Hezbollah Justice Dept. To Investigate Reports Obama Administration Blocked Prosecution Of Hezbollah
- January 12, 2018

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R., N.C.) has been a vocal critic of former President Barack Obama following a Politico report that the Obama administration quietly dismantled a Drug Enforcement Administration operation targeting Hezbollah's cocaine trafficking for fear of rattling Iran as the president pursued a nuclear deal with the country. (more...)
Skip Hop recalls convertible high chairs due to fall hazard Skip Hop recalls convertible high chairs due to fall hazard
- January 12, 2018

So far, two reports of bruises to children have been reported. The affected style numbers are 304200 and 304200CN with date codes HH102016, HH11/2016, HH3/2017 and HH4/2017. The Tuo Convertible High Chairs have been recalled from stores and online. If you have one of these chairs, stop using it immediately and contact Skip Hop for a free replacement. (more...)
Trump's 'foul mouthed outburst' at White House Trump's 'foul mouthed outburst' at White House
- January 12, 2018

And, instead, Trump said more people should come here from Norway . Trump questioned why the United States would want people from nations such as Haiti, while being briefed on changes to the visa lottery system. At the latest meeting, Trump rejected the plan lawmakers brought to his desk, which would both save DACA , the highly popular program allowing minors brought to the U.S.to stay, work and study legally, and increase border security at the same time. (more...)
Korea fears war with US Korea fears war with US
- January 12, 2018

Kim Jong-un has certainly won this round", said Putin to journalists according to Reuters . 'I have relationships with people. "You'll see that a lot with me", he said. In a story posted on the North Korea analysis website 38 North , Alexander Vorontsov, the head of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russia Academy of Sciences, conveyed the unstable North Korean atmosphere based on a trip to Pyongyang in mid-November that lasted several days and his conversations with foreign ... (more...)
Trump takes swipe at immigration 'from shithole countries'
- January 12, 2018

A New York Times report in December recounted a meeting in the Oval Office at which Trump railed against the recipients of United States visas in 2017. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday "There has not been a deal reached yet. It's a pine needle", Cotton told reporters after the meeting. (more...)
Congress must act to protect immigrant families Congress must act to protect immigrant families
- January 12, 2018

Angela Ventura, spokeswoman for the El Salvador Association of Windsor, Ontario, said she has been getting calls from Salvadorans living in the United States, anxious to know whether they should come to Canada if they are forced to leave the United States. (more...)
European Union expresses commitment to Iran nuclear deal European Union expresses commitment to Iran nuclear deal
- January 12, 2018

The individuals - two administration officials, two congressional aides and two outside experts who consult with the government - weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. According to Steinberg, "There is always a tradeoff". Iran is in the midst of public uprisings over economic issues . The Europeans, the Russians, and the Chinese should take concrete steps to stop this madness and do whatever they can to ensure that America both stays in the deal and ... (more...)
After 75 minutes with Norway's prime minister, Donald Trump goes green After 75 minutes with Norway's prime minister, Donald Trump goes green
- January 12, 2018

The president emphasised that he is not going to let the Paris agreement to deny the USA competitive edge. "I'm not going to let that happen", Trump asserted. "Norway has tremendous hydro power". "You never miss up on a good opportunity with good environmental standards", she said. The oil and gas sector constitutes about 22% of Norwegian gross domestic product. (more...)
Fugitive from Japanese yakuza gang is given away by tattoos Fugitive from Japanese yakuza gang is given away by tattoos
- January 12, 2018

A police statement says Shirai was arrested Wednesday in a province north of Bangkok, where he has been hiding for over 10 years to evade murder charges in Japan in connection with the death of a rival gang member. According to Lop Buri provincial police, the arrest of the Japanese yakuza gang member was a cooperation between the Immigration Bureau and the Japanese Interpol in Tokyo after over a decade of investigation and hunting. (more...)

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