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Huge cocaine stash hidden inside fresh pineapple Huge cocaine stash hidden inside fresh pineapple
- January 18, 2018

The cocaine was packed in cylinders, covered in yellow wax and wrapped in fresh pineapple skins. The Iberian Peninsula is a major entry point for cocaine and other drugs entering Europe, known to be a hotspot for drug smuggling either directly from Latin America or via North and West Africa. (more...)
Years After 26/11, Moshe Holtzberg Returns To Chabad House In Mumbai
- January 18, 2018

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also addressed the summit. Maintaining that the partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders, Netanyahu asked business leaders to focus on innovation. I look forward to many more alliances between Maharashtra and Israel, says Fadnavis. Terming his escape from the terrorists a miracle, Moshe thanked God for saving his life. (more...)
Fear as Malaysian Airlines flight diverted Fear as Malaysian Airlines flight diverted
- January 18, 2018

The Malaysian national carrier did not elaborate on the details of the incident, but emphasized that "safety was not at any time compromised and the commanding captain chose to divert the flight for technical assistance". "Emergency landing made at Alice Springs after turning plane around", Donna Edwards wrote on Facebook. Passenger Maryna Delport Evetts said engine problems had been blamed for the diversion. (more...)
Arrest Made in Siam Lee Murder Case Arrest Made in Siam Lee Murder Case
- January 18, 2018

Investigators released an identikit of the man, who was said to be driving a auto in which Lee was last spotted three weeks ago. The police's Thembeka Mbhele: "An unlicensed firearm was recovered from his house". "Detectives are still awaiting the results of DNA tests to confirm if the burnt body of the woman found at New Hanover is that of Siam Lee". "At 17h00 this office detained and had arrested a 29-year-old man whom we believe abducted and murdered Siam Lee". (more...)
Clock Ticking Down Toward Government Shutdown Clock Ticking Down Toward Government Shutdown
- January 18, 2018

John Cornyn as well as Democratic Sen. Trump's reported remark has fueled Democrats' charges he is a racist. "It's like we're on a bridge that ends in the middle", Cossyleon said . It's unclear whether or how that demand might be met, and it could require assurances by GOP leaders to quickly hold a vote on the border package to win over Republican members of the House Freedom Caucus. (more...)
Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Nielsen Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Nielsen
- January 18, 2018

When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. "I did not hear that word used, no sir..." The president's key advisors also include immigration hardliner Stephen Miller. "What happened between 10 and 12?" "As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor, but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and therefore solve the problem". (more...)
Winter Storm Moving Out, Hazardous Road Conditions Remain
- January 18, 2018

In the freezing Houston area, a homeless man was found dead behind a trash bin, apparently of exposure, while an 82-year-old woman with dementia succumbed to the cold after walking away from her home. 5 a.m.: Major roads, including USA and N.C. highways, were covered in snow and ice Thursday morning before sunrise. Just west of Atlanta, motorists were cautiously navigating one paved lane of the multilane Interstate 20, according to video that motorist Kristopher Mathews posted to Instagram. (more...)
Woman killed in Wednesday's Highway 107 crash Woman killed in Wednesday's Highway 107 crash
- January 18, 2018

Police say an eastbound auto lost control and slid into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a westbound vehicle. A man who was a passenger in the auto, along with the driver of the other vehicle, were both taken to hospital by ambulance with unknown injuries. (more...)
Bannon strikes Mueller deal after previously dodging Russian Federation questions Bannon strikes Mueller deal after previously dodging Russian Federation questions
- January 18, 2018

The communications between the White House and an attorney representing Steve Bannon during his House Intel interview Tuesday were about the scope of interview, and the attorney did not, as AP reported , relay "questions, in real time" to the White House, a White House official and a person familiar with the interview told TPM Wednesday. (more...)
2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016
- January 18, 2018

It added that 2016 remains the hottest year ever measured due to the warming effect of El Nino, while 2017 was the warmest non-El Nino year, beating out 2015 by less than one hundredth of a degree. NASA and NOAA, which both keep independent records of the Earth's temperature, have adopted a practice in recent years of jointly announcing their numbers, even though they can differ. (more...)
Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury' Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'
- January 18, 2018

The special counsel previously issued a grand jury subpoena for documents related to Mr Flynn's business dealings. The special counsel is reportedly preparing to interview Mr Trump as well. But when the lawmaker's questions moved to Bannon's time in the White House, Bannon's lawyer got on the phone with the counsel's office. News of the subpeona comes after the public rift between Bannon and the President, after he criticised the Trump administration to the author of a tell-all book on the ... (more...)
PM Modi, Amit Shah, Hegde not Hindus: Prakash Raj PM Modi, Amit Shah, Hegde not Hindus: Prakash Raj
- January 18, 2018

Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde in December had created a controversy when he said that the BJP had come to power to "change the Constitution" and would do so in the "near future". Prakash Raj said that the state governments which banned Padmaavat citing law and order should quit. "If they don't, we, the people, should vote them out". (more...)
New round of Stormont talks to be announced today New round of Stormont talks to be announced today
- January 18, 2018

It has been just over a year since the Stormont Assembly collapsed. Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the new Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley will hold a press conference around noon to announce that talks between Sinn Féin and the DUP will resume next week. (more...)
Storm kills three in the Netherlands, flights scrapped
- January 18, 2018

Thalys, the high-speed train service, suspended services to the Netherlands and Germany until at least 1300 GMT. Two deaths in the Netherlands and one in Belgium were blamed on the storm. The Dutch national railway company, NS, announced that "due to the storm all trains are halted until further notice" apart from a small local service in northern Groningen and southern Limburg. (more...)
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) — Traders Focused Stocks Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) — Traders Focused Stocks
- January 18, 2018

The company's market cap is $13.59 Billion, and the average volume is $1.38 Million. In late August, the company confirmed another better-than-expected quarter after adding 3,000 new customers to its base - its highest-ever number in any given period - causing the stock to pop another 10% in a single day. (more...)
Sheriff Mike Williams: 2017 Saw An Uptick In Jacksonville Human Trafficking Cases Sheriff Mike Williams: 2017 Saw An Uptick In Jacksonville Human Trafficking Cases
- January 18, 2018

Williams said JSO, along with state and federal partners, past year helped identify or rescue 66 victims of human trafficking and made 54 human trafficking arrests, resulting in eight federal indictments. "I call it a fun and funky way to bring awareness to human trafficking in our area", says advocate Shelby Mitchell. Senator Steve Daines is supporting legislation to crackdown on online sex trafficking. (more...)
Oil Tanker MT Genessa Catches Fire Off Gujarat Coast, Crew Rescued Oil Tanker MT Genessa Catches Fire Off Gujarat Coast, Crew Rescued
- January 18, 2018

He, however, did not say if the oil in the vessel spilt into the sea. An ICG hovercraft was deployed to check the shoreline for oil traces, however, the Ministry of Defence for Gujarat State has said that ocean water sampling shows no sign of an oil spill. (more...)
Gerrymandering Goes to the High Court Gerrymandering Goes to the High Court
- January 18, 2018

They filed briefs saying a request filed by GOP lawmakers asking that the Supreme Court block a lower-court order should be denied. They urged the court, if it decides to strike down the map, not to interfere with the 2018 election, but instead to order new maps for 2020. (more...)
BOK Freezes Interest Rate Amid Strengthening Won BOK Freezes Interest Rate Amid Strengthening Won
- January 18, 2018

The shift in direction came after the bank cut the rate to a record-low one-point-25 percent in June 2016. Rising global oil prices are pushing prices up, while the Korean won's rise against the US dollar to its strongest level in more than three years is starting to weigh on import costs . (more...)
More than 100 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop More than 100 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop
- January 18, 2018

The estimated weight is around 120 pounds total. That's when police say a trooper with the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section stopped a Toyota minivan for speeding on I-70 eastbound at the 95.2 mile marker, just west of the Mount Comfort Road exit in Greenfield near Indianapolis. (more...)
Parents of 13 locked-up kids held on bail of $9M Parents of 13 locked-up kids held on bail of $9M
- January 18, 2018

Calling the condition of the home horrific, saying the children were so badly malnourished that seven of them, who were adults as old as 29, looked like children . It is not known how long they were chained , padlocked and shackled before they were discovered. Their parents are behind bars on $9 million bail. (more...)
Arizona Group Again Helping Immigrants Renew DACA Status Arizona Group Again Helping Immigrants Renew DACA Status
- January 18, 2018

In a meeting on Thursday with some American lawmakers on USA immigration policy, Trump reportedly stated that the United States should accept migrants from countries like Norway, not the said "shithole" countries . Since then, the sniping over Trump's remark has overwhelmed the DACA debate . Jackson said that though not required by the exam protocol or recommended, he conducted a cognitive test on the president at his insistence in the light of questions raised by critics. (more...)
California Wildfire Now Second-Largest in State History California Wildfire Now Second-Largest in State History
- January 18, 2018

The Thomas fire was initially stoked by hot, dry Santa Ana winds blowing with rare hurricane force from the eastern desert, spreading flames across huge stretches of rugged coastal terrain faster than firefighters could keep up. Some evacuations were lifted Monday and Crawford says more residents are being allowed to return Tuesday. More than 1,000 homes and other buildings have gone up in flames, and about 18,000 structures remained listed as threatened since the fire started on December 4. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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