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Former Alaska governor leads mass resignation from parks board Former Alaska governor leads mass resignation from parks board
- January 19, 2018

Knowles, the board chairman, said no one at the department contacted him or other board members this month about future meetings. Last May, the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed several members of its Board of Scientific Counselors in a move that Trump administration officials said was created to give greater voice to industry interests in the agency. (more...)
DHS Chief Faces Senate Questions Over Trump Comments, Immigration Policy DHS Chief Faces Senate Questions Over Trump Comments, Immigration Policy
- January 19, 2018

In one of the hearing's most dramatic moments, Democratic Senator Cory Booker grew emphatic after Nielsen said she did not want to answer more questions about the language at the meeting. Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent ". Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the past year, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or ... (more...)
AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks
- January 19, 2018

Ninety-five percent of Haitians are black, as are the vast majority of Africans. The United Nations human rights office said it had no doubt Trump's remarks were "racist," while the Vatican newspaper branded them as "particularly harsh and offensive". (more...)
Federal government begins accepting DACA renewals following court order Federal government begins accepting DACA renewals following court order
- January 19, 2018

Booker on Tuesday ripped into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a heated committee hearing, after Nielsen denied hearing Trump say the words "shithole" or "shithouse" in a White House meeting last week. It is in that environment that Martinez, who arrived in the US from Mexico with her parents when she was 2, braced for the worst while her work authorization's March 22 expiration date drew closer. (more...)
Trump accuses Democrat Durbin of undermining trust on immigration
- January 19, 2018

He said Durbin and Republican Sen. Brought to the US illegally as children and granted temporary status under former president Barack Obama, Trump ended the program for so-called "Dreamers" in September. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems." wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Well, ... I have a challenge for Donald Trump. Trump was meeting with lawmakers about a potential deal on immigration last week when he questioned why the USA should admit more people from ... (more...)
Trail Blazers Vs Pacers Preview Trail Blazers Vs Pacers Preview
- January 19, 2018

The Trail Blazers rank 16th in the National Basketball Association with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.191, while in ranks third in FTA rate allowed (0.166). The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. Portland is 1-4 ATS with 5 overs over their last five games. (more...)
California Couple Jailed for Allegedly Torturing Their Children California Couple Jailed for Allegedly Torturing Their Children
- January 19, 2018

The children were discovered early Sunday morning after a 17-year-old managed to get out of the home and use a cell phone to call 911. The Riverside County sheriff's department said in a statement that several of the children were shackled to their beds in dark and foul-smelling surroundings. (more...)
Zimbabwe decries Trump's Zimbabwe decries Trump's "prejudicial" statement of Africa
- January 19, 2018

It said the words attributed to the Trump earlier this month "has shocked and dismayed us". The Zimbabwean government said it joined fellow African countries and others in rejecting "this unfortunate characterization of our peoples and countries". (more...)
Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos
- January 19, 2018

Neighboring Belgium also was hit by the storm . Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport briefly suspended all air traffic on Thursday as gusts of up to 85 miles per hour blew in along the coast. "Those things weigh a tonne", said one viewer. Train services have been halted on many lines across Germany and the Netherlands . Thalys, the high-speed train operator, suspended services to the Netherlands and Germany . (more...)
Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases December 2017 unemployment report Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases December 2017 unemployment report
- January 19, 2018

The state's jobless rate dropped to 3.1 percent, the lowest since July of 2000. While the November statewide rate slightly increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, unemployment in Tennessee remains historically low. "To have a six month stretch of such low unemployment is great for Tennesseans", Phillips said. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 4.1 percent. (more...)
LHC rejects request to grant stay order against PAT-led protest movement LHC rejects request to grant stay order against PAT-led protest movement
- January 19, 2018

Opposition parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Muttihada Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and others have announced their support for the PAT's movement. The chiefs of PTI, PPP, Jamaat-i-Islami and the PML-Q had on Tuesday reaffirmed their pledge to be part of the inaugural rally on the Mall Road. Meanwhile, the PAT workers transported a container, hundreds of chairs, large screens to show documentaries of the Model Town incident, and a sound system to ... (more...)
Marine murdered at Camp Pendleton Marine murdered at Camp Pendleton
- January 19, 2018

He had just enlisted six months ago. On Facebook, Barclay-Weberpal's father confirmed his death saying in part, "It's with excruciating sadness and tears in my eyes that I'm writing this - my only son, my own blood, Marine PFC Ethan Andrew Barlcay-Weberpal, was killed yesterday morning at Camp Pendleton, CA ..." Barclay-Weberpal was killed in a stabbing after a fight broke out at the School of Infantry (SOI), according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report published Tuesday. (more...)
Bartlesville officers recovering following shooting Bartlesville officers recovering following shooting
- January 19, 2018

Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have been called to investigate the shooting, he said. It happened around 9:30 p.m.in the 1600 block of SW Maple in Bartlesville. "The officers returned fire and that subject was injured", said Capt. Jay Hastings, with the Bartlesville Police Department. Police say she shot a high powered pellet handgun. (more...)
Stoke agree loan for Augsburg defender Stafylidis Stoke agree loan for Augsburg defender Stafylidis
- January 19, 2018

Former Bayer Leverkusen defender Stafylidis made 38 appearances on loan at Fulham in the 2014-15 season, but made a permanent switch to Augsburg at the end of the campaign. "I think he trained that day, but I never paid too much significance to individual players, it was more just to watch the team train and see what they do". (more...)
Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to violent storms Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to violent storms
- January 19, 2018

The airport earlier announced all air traffic had been suspended because of "severe weather conditions."People fearless a windstorm in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday.Many of the canceled flights were operated by Air France and Dutch airline KLM, which both reported disrupted schedules."Air traffic is restricted for safety reasons during a storm". (more...)
Coroner: Shooter Stephen Paddock's remains given to his brother Coroner: Shooter Stephen Paddock's remains given to his brother
- January 19, 2018

Eric Paddock did not respond to an email seeking comment. Fudenberg had sent Stephen Paddock's brain tissue to Stanford University School of Medicine for a neuropathological examination to look for possible disorders that might explain his erratic behavior. (more...)
Karti Chidambaram appears before ED in INX media case Karti Chidambaram appears before ED in INX media case
- January 19, 2018

Earlier in the month, the ED had summoned Karti in a money laundering probe in connection with the aforementioned case. Sources said the ED wants to put questions directly to Mr Chidambaram and hence wanted him to depose in person. According to the CBI, INX Media stated in its records that an amount of Rs 10 lakh was given to ASCPL, a firm the CBI also said was "indirectly" owned by Karti, for management consultancy charges towards an FIPB notification and clarification. (more...)
White House: Joint Olympics march could give N. Koreans taste of freedom White House: Joint Olympics march could give N. Koreans taste of freedom
- January 19, 2018

Murray was hired to lead the South Korean program in 2014. In what may have seemed to be the impossible only weeks ago, North and South Korea have agreed to field a joint women's hockey team at the games. He also expressed support for athletes from the Koreas marching together under a blue-and-white "unification" flag. Our Bae Joo-yon has more on what the upcoming Olympics will look like with the participation of North Korea. (more...)
US Air Force to launch new missile-warning satellite Thursday night US Air Force to launch new missile-warning satellite Thursday night
- January 19, 2018

You can watch it live on Space.com here , or directly from ULA's YouTube channel . Mission Description: SBIRS, considered one of the nation's highest priority space programs, is created to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities to meet 21st-century demands in four national security mission areas: missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. (more...)
Meryl Streep: 'I wasn't deliberately silent' on Weinstein Meryl Streep: 'I wasn't deliberately silent' on Weinstein
- January 19, 2018

McGowan claims she was allegedly raped by Weinstein , and has been exceedingly vocal about the dangers of staying silent, ever since the October 5 New York Times report blew the lid off the now-debased movie mogul's alleged behaviors . YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. "Maybe you should all wear Marchesa". "I wasn't deliberately silent ". 'I don't tacitly approve of rape. "Not everybody knew. (more...)
NY Tax Department Outlines Options for Major Tax Shift NY Tax Department Outlines Options for Major Tax Shift
- January 19, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $20.5 million in funding for 29 airport projects across NY state and $27,000 of that funding will pay for new signage at the Fulton County Airport. As Wamhoff noted, this report is a preliminary one, and legislation hasn't yet been proposed to adopt these options. "You have to ask yourself, what is the point exactly and who are they trying to help?" Besides a three percent increase in education spending, Cuomo's plan largely holds the line. (more...)
Trump slams Durbin, who he says 'misrepresented' his immigration comments Trump slams Durbin, who he says 'misrepresented' his immigration comments
- January 19, 2018

Trump met Thursday with Graham and other key lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. "And in a defense of Senator Graham, his strong words repeated exactly the words used by the President, which you can not remember". Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked her specifically if she heard the vulgarity or a "substantially similar word" to describe certain countries. "The conversation was very impassioned". (more...)
City Council members push for DACA Day of Action
- January 19, 2018

President Donald Trump announced plans to end the program past year. That's the finding of a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday on issues at the center of the debate on must-pass legislation to keep the government fully operational beyond Friday. (more...)
Israel apologizes to Jordan over embassy shooting Israel apologizes to Jordan over embassy shooting
- January 19, 2018

Last July, two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli injured in a shooting in a residential building of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy in the capital Amman. On his return to Tel Aviv, the guard was warmly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the footage of the encounter insulting the sentiments of Jordanians. (more...)
Minnesota DNR approves changing Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska Minnesota DNR approves changing Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska
- January 19, 2018

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said he's confident the county carefully considered community values and opinion. The group Save Lake Calhoun has filed a legal action to block changing the name . The same group earlier took out a newspaper ad to float their claim that the lake was named after a different Calhoun. At least so far as Minnesota is concerned, Lake Calhoun will no longer be called that. (more...)
Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip
- January 19, 2018

Some hardline conservatives who typically oppose stopgap spending bills , such as Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, are indicating they won't support such a measure. If a shutdown does occur, Grassley said the blame would fall on Democrats. Trump , before entering the Pentagon, said the government "very well could" shut down and that whether that happens is "up to the Democrats". (more...)
White House Doctor: Trump in 'excellent' health, has normal cognitive ability
- January 19, 2018

Mr Trump's exercise revolves around golf and he has a well-documented love of fast food . Sen. Lindsey Graham is blaming President Donald Trump's staff for the president's about-face on immigration that appeared to scuttle a compromise deal to protect from deportation young people brought to the U.S.as children and living here illegally. (more...)
Sinn Fein MP resigns over Kingsmill Twitter video Sinn Fein MP resigns over Kingsmill Twitter video
- January 19, 2018

But he was suspended by Sinn Fein, and announced Monday he had quit his seat in Parliament. Mr Skelton said if he were elected he would be a voice for victims. The onus is on Sinn Fein to propose a date for the electoral authorities. In the video McElduff walked around a shop with the loaf on his head and said: "I'm in the Classic Service Station here, but I'm just wondering - where does McCullough's keep the bread?" Mr Buchanan said the "dynamics of the West Tyrone constituency" must be ... (more...)
Browne says Grobler deserves second chance but IRFU will review policies Browne says Grobler deserves second chance but IRFU will review policies
- January 19, 2018

IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne says Gerbrant Grobler deserves a second chance. In recent weeks, much has been made of Munster's decision to sign the former Racing 92 player, who has previously served a two-year ban for substance abuse. (more...)
GOP challenges Schumer to avoid shutdown GOP challenges Schumer to avoid shutdown
- January 19, 2018

House Republicans released their plan to fund the government for a short time and avoid a shutdown at the end of the week. Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for six years: The funding for the CHIP program lapsed in September, but was sustained through a series of short-term cash infusions from Congress. (more...)

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