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George, Crouch leaving UI football team
- January 18, 2018

Two Illinois quarterbacks announced Wednesday they are leaving the team. He also played in two games at tight end and had his first career catch in a 45-16 loss at Iowa on October 7. "It would be in my best interest to pursue my athletic career with (two) years of eligibility left at a school that will best utilize the abilities I have to offer", George said in a social media post while thanking Smith. (more...)
Trump hints he's given up on a DACA deal Trump hints he's given up on a DACA deal
- January 18, 2018

Trump said he used "tough" language during the session, while Sen. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, an outspoken GOP critic, said later that Trump's remarks on the wall "the best part" of the meeting. Trump's lamentation that there were not more Norwegian immigrants was unserious, as that country has a much higher standard of living than the United States and Norwegians have not been emigrating since the end of the Nazi occupation, before Trump was born. (more...)
96-year-old Auschwitz bookkeeper's mercy plea rejected by German court 96-year-old Auschwitz bookkeeper's mercy plea rejected by German court
- January 18, 2018

The appeal, based on a claim that Groening was too unhealthy and old to serve out his sentence, was denied by German prosecutors at a court in Lueneberg. Groening admitted he was morally guilty for the work he carried out at Auschwitz, which included sending bank notes he found in Jews' luggage to SS offices in Berlin, where they helped to fund the Nazi war effort. (more...)
Immigration Deal Distant as Leaders Try to Avert Shutdown Immigration Deal Distant as Leaders Try to Avert Shutdown
- January 18, 2018

The government will run out of funding Friday if Congress fails to pass a spending bill , and Republicans are trying to push another month-long spending bill. Meanwhile, the bipartisan group of senators continued work to build support for a plan to protect the "Dreamers" and toughen border security, including funds to start building Trump's long-promised border wall. (more...)
Steve Bannon Avoids Grand Jury, Set to Interview with Mueller's Team Steve Bannon Avoids Grand Jury, Set to Interview with Mueller's Team
- January 18, 2018

FORMER White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "I certainly think that the committee respects executive privilege , it's when does that attach is the question that's sort of dominating the day", Rooney said. (more...)
Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) Given "Buy" Rating at RBC Capital Markets
- January 18, 2018

About 760,926 shares traded or 32.21% up from the average. Western Gas Eqty Partners LP ( WGP ) shares are moving today on volatility -2.30% or $-0.96 from the open. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, March 17 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, June 17 by MUFG. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WES in report on Thursday, July 13 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Doctor's thumbs up on Trump's mental health Doctor's thumbs up on Trump's mental health
- January 18, 2018

In fact, Jackson said he had no concerns about Trump's neurological functioning or cognitive decline and wasn't planning on administering any sort of mental test. Trump has no heart disease and no family history of it. When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". (more...)
Child found locked in auto in Sydney's north Child found locked in auto in Sydney's north
- January 18, 2018

Police are now trying to locate the parents of a toddler allegedly left in a locked auto in Sydney this morning. The boy, believed to be just two or three years old, was found dehydrated and visibly distressed inside the Kia Carnival parked outside a unit block on the leafy Powell Street in Neutral Bay about 11.15am on Thursday. (more...)
Checking In: Report Lists Dozens of Groups That Used Trump Properties
- January 18, 2018

The information in this report comes from news stories as well as Federal Election Commission records for political expenditures above $100 including events, food, lodging, rent and travel expenses at Trump properties . Much of that was rent paid at the campaign's headquarters at Trump Tower in NY. Trump Organization officials were not immediately available to respond to emails from The Associated Press. (more...)
British Christian missing in Israel British Christian missing in Israel
- January 18, 2018

Reports last night suggested that search teams in the Negev desert believe 29-year-old Oliver McAfee from Dromore may be suffering from psychotic delusions, known as " Jerusalem Syndrome ". Israeli police Supt Micky Rosenfeld told the BBC on Wednesday: "If he is still alive and we believe he is still alive, he could be hopefully be out somewhere camping, drinking and possibly eating from other sources". (more...)
House GOP appears to have deal to avoid shutdown
- January 18, 2018

Those talks were soured by Trump's incendiary remarks about "s-thole" countries in Africa last week. If Republican leaders can quell dissent among deficit and defense hawks and pass the measure with only Republican votes, House Democrats will lose the leverage they planned to exercise on behalf of dreamers during the current round of negotiations. (more...)
Russia Claims US Is Meddling in Its Presidential Election Russia Claims US Is Meddling in Its Presidential Election
- January 18, 2018

The Kremlin , which points to polls that show Putin is the runaway favorite with Navalny trailing far behind, on Tuesday set the scene for possible police action against Navalny and his supporters whose protests have been broken up before. (more...)
Troy Cooper introduced as new Saskatoon police chief Troy Cooper introduced as new Saskatoon police chief
- January 18, 2018

Cooper has been police chief in Prince Albert since 2012 - the culmination of a long career from constable to inspector with the force. Cooper's introductory press conference in Saskatoon has been scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Board chair Darlene Brander said the board expected national interest from the job, as well as internal applicants. Mark Chatterbok, who has almost four decades of service with Saskatoon police, has served as acting chief following Weighill's departure. (more...)
NYPD arrests 2 in connection with hit-and-run of officer in Times Square NYPD arrests 2 in connection with hit-and-run of officer in Times Square
- January 18, 2018

Instead of stopping, the driver speeds up, hitting the officer and knocking him to the ground. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries to his legs and back. along 234 W. 42nd St., police said. Despite his efforts, the duo managed to make a clean getaway, traveling west on West 42nd Street - and hitting several cars in the process, officials said. (more...)
Gunman shoots two police officers, remains holed up in Pennsylvania home Gunman shoots two police officers, remains holed up in Pennsylvania home
- January 18, 2018

According to ABC station WHTM , the shooting happened Thursday morning at 17th and Mulberry streets. The injuries occurred as part of a police officer-involved shooting Thursday morning, Central Pennsylvania-based WPMT reported. Police say the suspect was at his home, and neighbors reportedly heard dozens of shots fired. A press conference is set for 2 p.m. for more details on the shooting. (more...)
Woman accused of murdering Air Force husband is back in Ohio Woman accused of murdering Air Force husband is back in Ohio
- January 18, 2018

Investigators say Hoerig shot her husband with a newly purchased Smith and Wesson revolver and fled to her native Brazil. She was able to avoid facing US charges because Brazil's constitution prohibits the extradition of Brazilian nationals. (more...)
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share dais amid political buzz Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share dais amid political buzz
- January 18, 2018

While Haasan is vocally speaking against the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, Rajinikanth is maintaining a neutral position without speaking anything against any political party or leader so far. (more...)
Pope recalls brutal dictatorship and champions indigenous cause in Chile Pope recalls brutal dictatorship and champions indigenous cause in Chile
- January 18, 2018

In the Araucania region of southern Chile, Mapuche communities have been stripped of their land repeatedly - first by Spanish colonists, then by settlers who moved to the region to farm, and more recently by timber plantations. It was only the second time he has met with victims on a foreign trip - he talked with American survivors in the U.S.in 2015 - and the session followed outrage in Chile over a scandal involving a pedophile priest and a years-long church-orchestrated cover-up. (more...)
Watching the Tape Move for Alaska Air Group (ALK)
- January 18, 2018

The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Alaska Air Group, Inc . In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are -3.68% away from the 20-day moving average and 2.54% off of the 50-day average. As we move closer to the end of the year, investors will be watching to see which way the momentum shifts and if stocks are still primed to go higher. (more...)
United Nations human rights experts denounce pardon of former Peru President United Nations human rights experts denounce pardon of former Peru President
- January 18, 2018

The experts state that the use of the medical pardon in this case does not mesh with global human rights standards as worldwide human rights laws restricts the grant of pardons "in cases of serious human rights violations including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances". (more...)
Met Office warns of high winds in East Anglia Met Office warns of high winds in East Anglia
- January 18, 2018

The warning from Met Éireann came into effect at 11am this morning and will remain in place until 3am on Wednesday morning. The forecaster issued a status orange snow-ice weather warning for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal which comes into effect at 6pm this evening until 12pm tomorrow. (more...)
Palestinian killed in fire exchange with Israeli army Palestinian killed in fire exchange with Israeli army
- January 18, 2018

Israel claims that the Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22, participated in the fatal shooting last week, when an Israeli colonist, identified as Rabbi Raziel Shevach , was killed in a drive-by shooting. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated, "The IDF and security forces will continue to operate in order to ensure the safety of Israeli civilians". The shooting of settler Raziel Shevah, 35, occurred near the West Bank settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, which was built without the ... (more...)
HC Wainwright Reaffirms Buy Rating for AEterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS)
- January 18, 2018

The NASDAQ listed company saw a recent bid of 2.42 and 15864106 shares have traded hands in the session. New traders may face many challenges when entering the stock market. The Relative Strength Index (RSI ), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. The RSI oscillates between 0 and 100. (more...)
We now know Trump: Do we know ourselves? We now know Trump: Do we know ourselves?
- January 18, 2018

White House , Presidential physician Ronny Jackson answers question about U.S. President Donald Trump's health after the president's annual physical during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington , DC, U.S., January 16, 2018. (more...)
Storms blast the Netherlands: Amsterdam airport cancels all flights
- January 18, 2018

In Rotterdam, shipping containers were toppled and entire roofs ripped off homes, local TV showed. By midday on Thursday, at least 25 lorries were tipped over by wind gusts on highways, Dutch traffic control agency VID reported. The high winds were expected to decrease by later in the afternoon, but Dutch officials had already closed to all traffic several more exposed roads and bridges crossing different dykes. (more...)
GST Council meeting: Rates of handicraft items reduced GST Council meeting: Rates of handicraft items reduced
- January 18, 2018

There seem to be cases of under declaration under the composition scheme, he said. "Today it was not discussed but its possible it will be discussed in the next meeting", Arun Jaitley said while speaking at the media conference. Apart from the aforementioned changes and reliefs, the GST Council may also approve a new definition for handicrafts to provide a boost to the sector, Handmade paper, handmade envelopes, letter cards, postcards, handmade boxes, pouches, wallets, handmade ... (more...)
ERCOT expects high load in energy usage Wednesday morning ERCOT expects high load in energy usage Wednesday morning
- January 18, 2018

The ISO said historic low temperatures in Texas resulted in multiple new peaks before demand settled on the new record between 6 and 7 a.m. Single-digit temperatures extended from North Texas to the Gulf Coast overnight, stranding trucks on icy highways . (more...)
Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo
- January 18, 2018

Netanyahu said he "thinks" the embassy will be moved this year, and after Trump was asked for a remark, he said "its a no". A long-time opponent of violence, Abbas said the Palestinians "will continue to peacefully pursue our demands until we win back our rights". (more...)
Two constabulary officials martyred in Quetta Two constabulary officials martyred in Quetta
- January 18, 2018

The initial report suggested that the firing was carried out with 9mm pistol. In most sensitive areas, police and other agencies provide protection to the polio teams, but such security has often proved to be inadequate as a result of which they come under fire from terrorists. (more...)
President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight
- January 18, 2018

Cardiologists not associated with the White House said on Wednesday (Jan 17) that President Donald Trump's physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Trump could suffer a heart attack while in office. (more...)

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