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Hwy 101 now open through Montecito, one day earlier than planned Hwy 101 now open through Montecito, one day earlier than planned
- January 22, 2018

The highway was closed after a major rainstorm ravaged the Thomas Fire burn area of Santa Barbara County on January 9. The storm, which devastated the Montecito area in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire, destroyed 115 single-family homes and damaged another 242. (more...)
What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyone
- January 22, 2018

Thanks to Trump's highly publicized outburst, Graham said in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing , Democrats have refused to strike a deal to protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children-ideally, for Republicans, in exchange for funding to build a border wall. (more...)
Merkel readies for intense German coalition talks after tight SPD vote Merkel readies for intense German coalition talks after tight SPD vote
- January 22, 2018

Given the collapse of government coalition talks in November, the willingness of the SPD to enter formal coalition talks with the CDU has thrown Merkel a political lifeline. Had the Social Democrats voted against opening negotiations, Merkel would have faced forming a minority government — which she has indicated she is not interested in doing — or a new election would have had to be called. (more...)
"Celestial gift" lands in village, turns out to be human poop
- January 22, 2018

A farmer from the village, Rajbir Yadav, reportedly thought a "very large rock" had crashed into the ground and disintegrated when he first saw the blue ice. Frozen human waste very occasionally forms around the overflow outlets for aeroplane toilets, and then falls to earth. According to Britain's Civil Aviation Authority the phenomenon (known as "blue ice" thanks to the chemicals used in plane toilets) happens about 25 times a year out of the 2.5 million flights that take place in ... (more...)
Vietnam jails oil executives in corruption probe Vietnam jails oil executives in corruption probe
- January 22, 2018

He has been sent to jail for 13 years following the most high-level trial in years, the BBC reported. In its ruling on Monday, the court said the defendants had abused their key roles at the oil company regarding projects of national importance, according to the state-run VNExpress news site. (more...)
Britain army chief warns of country's eroding capability Britain army chief warns of country's eroding capability
- January 22, 2018

In an address to the Royal United Services Institute, Chief of the General Staff Nick Carter is expected to say Russian Federation is building increasingly aggressive and expeditionary forces while already demonstrating its use of superior long-range missiles in Syria. (more...)
Twitter finds 1062 more Russia-backed accounts, to notify 7 lakh users Twitter finds 1062 more Russia-backed accounts, to notify 7 lakh users
- January 22, 2018

Twitter told Congress a year ago that it had detected 37,000 Russian state bots during the election, with the new sum a significant upward revision. Twitter also said it will better manage how it gives developers assess to its application programming interfaces (APIs) and limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts in Tweetdeck through the Twitter API, which could prove to be a headache for social media managers. (more...)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hiring on LinkedIn Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hiring on LinkedIn
- January 22, 2018

Think you've got what it takes to nab the royal role? The publication noted that Legge-Bourke was at Balmoral when Princes William and Harry found out that their mom died in a vehicle crash in Paris. She was criticised in 1998 while taking the princes abseiling when 13-year-old Harry was photographed dangling 160ft above a dam without a helmet and proper safety line. (more...)
Hotel evacuated after man walked in carrying guns, shot through glass door Hotel evacuated after man walked in carrying guns, shot through glass door
- January 22, 2018

Employees told officers that a man walked in carrying two guns, told them that people were chasing him and then fired at least one shot through a glass door. Ireland said they are now determining if any crimes were committed at the hotel or other locations. Police are working to canvas the area and hotel patrons are cleared to re-enter their hotel rooms. (more...)
SpaceX can't test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down SpaceX can't test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down
- January 22, 2018

Because of the shutdown , the 45th Space Wing can't support commercial static fires taking place at the center. The Falcon Heavy , which will carry Elon Musk's own Telsa Roadster skyward whenever it's finally ready for its maiden flight, was slated for a test firing of its engines in advance of its expected debut launch. (more...)
Couple accused of killing 4-year-old held without bond at arraignment Couple accused of killing 4-year-old held without bond at arraignment
- January 22, 2018

Her injuries were so extensive that the Washtenaw County medical examiner said it was the " worst child death case " he'd seen in his 27-year-career. The couple evaded police for more than a week, until their arrest January 9 in Lowndes County in southern Georgia . (more...)
Royal joy as Princess Eugenie announces engagement to long-term boyfriend Royal joy as Princess Eugenie announces engagement to long-term boyfriend
- January 22, 2018

Buckingham Palace announced on Monday morning that the Queen's granddaughter became engaged to Mr Brooksbank in Nicaragua earlier this month. She may choose, however, to follow past precedent and style herself as Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, or even just privately style herself as Mrs Brooksbank. (more...)
Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links
- January 22, 2018

Then-citizen Trump, whose political career began by questioning whether Obama was born in the United States, wasn't finished. A White House physician on Tuesday revealed President Donald Trump should shoot for losing 10 to 15 pounds, and presented a two-pronged plan for the president over the next year. (more...)
Man arrested after schoolgirl, eight, is stabbed to death in 'domestic incident' Man arrested after schoolgirl, eight, is stabbed to death in 'domestic incident'
- January 22, 2018

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow (22 January) to establish the precise cause of death. DI Colclough added: "We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child's death". (more...)
Trump's first year in office averaged dismal 38 percent approval rating Trump's first year in office averaged dismal 38 percent approval rating
- January 22, 2018

The US did score big in another area, though, with America's disapproval rating reaching new heights of 43 percent, falling far behind Germany (25 percent), China (30 percent) and Russian Federation (36 percent). Trump received the highest approval in Alberta, where 29 per cent viewed him positively, and 16 per cent had mixed feelings. He's done more to accentuate tribalism (from backing failed Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore to accusing former President Barack Obama of sundry crimes and ... (more...)
Gov. Ducey pledges to keep Grand Canyon National Park open Gov. Ducey pledges to keep Grand Canyon National Park open
- January 22, 2018

Spokeswoman Heather Swift said public roads that already open are likely to remain open, although services that require staffing and maintenance such as campgrounds, full-service restrooms and concessions won't be operating. "Period", Ducey said in a statement . Ptak says it costs about $100,000 a week to keep Grand Canyon open. While many national parks will remain closed through the government shutdown, the Grand Canyon will be open. (more...)
USA plotting another Korean War: North Korea USA plotting another Korean War: North Korea
- January 22, 2018

The sanctions now bar nearly all exports from North Korea and all oil exports to the country, except for 500,000 barrels of refined fuel annually, as US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Economic Bureau Sandra Oudkirk explained in a telephone briefing with African journalists on Wednesday. (more...)
Pawan Kalyan's wife Anna does an arathi Pawan Kalyan's wife Anna does an arathi
- January 22, 2018

Earlier, the actor-turned-politician along with his wife Anna, Polish Ambassador Adam Burakowski and others participated in a mass prayer at St Mary's Church in Secunderabad. He also sang 'Pyar Hua, Ikrar Hua ' from Shree 420 directed by Raj Kapoor in 1955. The Tollywood actor and his party are seen as from Andhra Pradesh but Pawan Kalyan has a huge fan following in Telangana, and political analysts want to see whether he can queer the political pitch in Telangana. (more...)
U.S. supports freedom? Not for the Palestinians U.S. supports freedom? Not for the Palestinians
- January 22, 2018

A week ago Abbas denounced Trump's efforts to resolve the long-running conflict as the "slap of the century" and caused alarm by saying Israel had sunk the so-called Oslo accords that underpin the stalled peace process. During his speech Netanyahu also welcomed Pence's imminent arrival. The brief exchange was part of an incredibly warm welcome for Pence in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest
- January 22, 2018

The poll suggests Trump's "America First" policies and attitudes are weakening approval of USA leadership around the world, but also close to home. "Despite a tumultuous first year in office, our polling shows an uptick in Republican voters who think Trump is doing an excellent job as president", said Morning Consult co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp, per Politico. (more...)
Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC
- January 22, 2018

Justice Arun Mishra's recusal last week came after four of the most senior SC judges alleged that the Chief Justice was arbitrarily assigning important cases to select benches headed by junior SC judges. BJP President Shah, who is among the accused in the case, was the home minister of Gujarat when the alleged fake encounter took place. Two months ago, judge Loya's relatives said his death was unnatural. (more...)
Second Women's March Since Trump Inauguration Sees Larger Turnout in Many Cities
- January 22, 2018

In the 1994 film, Portman played a young girl taken in by a hit man after her family is killed. Thousands of Canadian women looked to the future while acknowledging the past on Saturday as they took to the streets for a second co-ordinated round of protest marches. (more...)
Women's march draws massive crowds across the US Women's march draws massive crowds across the US
- January 22, 2018

The march represents a peaceful protest for equality as women walk to end violence and protect reproductive and civil rights, among other issues. That total exceeded both expectations on turnout as well as the attendance at last year's march, organizers said. (more...)
Iran nuclear deal can not survive if U.S. pulled out - Russian FM Iran nuclear deal can not survive if U.S. pulled out - Russian FM
- January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to again waive U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, but demanded that USA lawmakers and European allies fix the "disastrous flaws" in the deal. Lavrov again pushed a Russian-Chinese "roadmap for an exclusively peaceful settlement" of the North Korea nuclear issue. Concerns regarding the implementation of the nuclear deal should be addressed "through the mechanisms established by the agreement", Guterres said in the statement marking two years since ... (more...)
Nick Foles throws three touchdown passes as Eagles rout Vikings Nick Foles throws three touchdown passes as Eagles rout Vikings
- January 22, 2018

Meanwhile, the Eagles were hunting for a chance at for their first franchise Super Bowl win. Keenum has done the most to help his overall future as it seems likely that he will be the Vikings quarterback moving forward. Foles was able to move around long enough to be able to deliver the deep pass. The wait was worth it, judging by the volume inside the Linc. This city deserves it, man. (more...)
Spanish government refuses decision by sacked Catalonia leader to rule remotely Spanish government refuses decision by sacked Catalonia leader to rule remotely
- January 22, 2018

Danish authorities have not yet said whether they plan to turn Puigdemont over to Spanish officials. The Catalan leader's trip to Copenhagen is his first since he fled to Belgium. "At least now I can do things that I wouldn't be able to do in prison", he said, referring to the help that "new technologies" could provide. Despite under 50 percent of Catalonians voting, the Catalan Parliament still declared Catalonia independent - which prompted the Spanish government in Madrid to ... (more...)
Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades
- January 22, 2018

The previous record for murders in Mexico was 22,409, in 2011. The Interior Department, which posted the number, reported the country's homicide rate was 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, compared to 19.4 in 2011. Baja California Sur, home to the twin resort towns of Los Cabos, had a rate of 69.1. They include Guerrero in the south, where tourists have enjoyed the bay of Acapulco, and Veracruz in the east. (more...)
Explosion at pork stall in Thailand's market kills 3, wounds 22 Explosion at pork stall in Thailand's market kills 3, wounds 22
- January 22, 2018

Monday's attack in the southern province of Yala was the first of its kind for months in the region, where ethnic Malay Muslims have been fighting for autonomy . At least two bodies lay slumped over debris in the narrow alleyway, surrounded by chunks of torn corrugated roofing, destroyed motorbikes and market stalls. (more...)
'N. Korea's Participation will Contribute to Successful Hosting of Olympics' 'N. Korea's Participation will Contribute to Successful Hosting of Olympics'
- January 22, 2018

Television footage showed seven officials led by Ms Hyon Song Wol, leader of the North's popular all-female Moranbong Band, crossing the heavily fortified border by bus before arriving at Seoul train station about an hour later. Later Sunday, wearing a dark winter coat and fur scarf and with half her hair tied to the back, she looked more serious. Some specific Olympic plans, including marching under a unity flag and forming a joint women's ice hockey team, have proven controversial, with ... (more...)
U.S. doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin' Donuts U.S. doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin' Donuts
- January 22, 2018

The suspect faces charges of felony breaking and entering, felony safe cracking and felony larceny. In 2016, Orlando police a Florida man because they thought the icing from his Krispy Kreme doughnut on his steering wheel was methamphetamine. (more...)

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