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'Untenable' - Bolton UKIP chief says party leader Henry Bolton must resign 'Untenable' - Bolton UKIP chief says party leader Henry Bolton must resign
- January 23, 2018

Under former leader Nigel Farage , the right-wing euroskeptic party was a major force behind Brexit . Speaking to ITV's Good Morning Britain, Mr Bolton denied that his private life was to blame in the crisis gripping the party. "The longer he stays, the more damage he does to the party". "His refusal to accept the NEC decision to quit, and his insistence on carrying out a full EGM, could provide a lifeline for UKIP". (more...)
HPD: Man shot, robbed in SW Houston HPD: Man shot, robbed in SW Houston
- January 23, 2018

Investigators say around noon on Saturday the elderly man was followed into the parking lot by two other men. Police said they received a dispatch call to the grocery store , where they found That Huu Le shot to death. Surveillance video shows the victim's white Lexus SUV originally entered the parking lot with a gold Infiniti sedan following. One male reported deceased. (more...)
Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Paul's neighbor Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Paul's neighbor
- January 23, 2018

The attack left Paul with six broken ribs , cuts on his face and fluid buildup in his chest. Boucher said he saw Paul stacking brush onto an existing pile, and on the day of the incident he'd had "enough" - and executed a "running tackle" of Paul . (more...)
Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Haiti cause United States embassy shutdown Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Haiti cause United States embassy shutdown
- January 23, 2018

The demonstration came after Haiti's government condemned the reported Trump remarks, which were also criticized by the Haitian ambassador in Washington. But when Conan spoke with a Norwegian in Haiti, she didn't seem too keen about taking the president's invitation. Another Haitian native hilariously had words for her president. (more...)
Trump tweets it's 'a flawless day for all Women to March' Trump tweets it's 'a flawless day for all Women to March'
- January 23, 2018

CJPatruno/Twitter Protestors in NY on Saturday. vglyons/Twitter Advertisement Demonstrators packed the streets, walking from the Upper West Side to Midtown.AaronMendezNYC/Twitter Revelations about powerful men abusing women have driven activists to demand deeper social and political change.LucieVagnerova/Twitter Groups of women rallied together to fight for equality. (more...)
Russian Federation bans British comedy 'The Death of Stalin' Russian Federation bans British comedy 'The Death of Stalin'
- January 23, 2018

She added that several committee members, along with Oscar-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov, had sent a letter to Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, asking him to " postpone the release of the film ". They said: 'Not only is this a work with very poor actors and a careless and untruthful backdrop, the film is also a libel on the history of our country, an evil and absolutely inappropriate alleged "comedy" that demonises the memory of our citizens who defeated fascism'. (more...)
European Union removes eight global locations from tax haven blacklist European Union removes eight global locations from tax haven blacklist
- January 23, 2018

It noted that these commitments were backed by letters signed at a high political level. Goranov said in a news conference after the meeting that commitments could not be disclosed without the green light of the countries who made them. It also checked whether the tax system encourages multinationals to unfairly shift profits to low tax regimes, avoiding higher duties in other states. (more...)
Warm Weather For Your Weekend, With A Chance Of Storms On Sunday Warm Weather For Your Weekend, With A Chance Of Storms On Sunday
- January 23, 2018

Northwest wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. East wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 40. West wind around 6 miles per hour. Thursday , the high will be near 57 with sunny skies, the weather service said. Be the first to know when news happens. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. (more...)
Women's March 2018 was a success Women's March 2018 was a success
- January 23, 2018

Adele , Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Whoopi Goldberg were among a host of celebrities who joined the walks, which also voiced support for campaigns against sexual misconduct following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. "Doing nothing is not an option". Singer Adele shared a photo on Instagram of herself, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence holding placards at a women's march as she issued a " power to the peaceful" rallying cry. (more...)
Teddy Bridgewater: 'This Year, This Team, We Did Some Great Things' Teddy Bridgewater: 'This Year, This Team, We Did Some Great Things'
- January 23, 2018

The day I signed, I got a call from the owner welcoming me to the team. Who will be the Vikings' primary starting quarterback in 2018? I love the coaching staff. When free agency hits, expect a handful of quarterback-needy teams to come calling in addition to the Vikings. The Vikings promoted Sloter to the active roster early in 2017 after Bradford was injured and maneuvered to keep him on the 53-man roster even as Bridgewater and eventually Bradford returned to health. (more...)
Russia-Trump: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry Russia-Trump: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry
- January 23, 2018

A former Alabama senator, Sessions became an early endorser of Trump when the real estate tycoon was struggling for support from lawmakers and his chances of winning the White House seemed remote. Sessions is entangled in Mueller's investigation in multiple ways. Appointed as a special counsel last May, 's office has spent some $7 million on its Russian Federation investigation, which has resulted in criminal charges for four former Trump campaign and administration officials. (more...)
$1B PennEast Pipeline Gets FERC Greenlight Amid Concerns
- January 23, 2018

The route includes 24 municipalities in Pennsylvania and six in New Jersey. "We were able to achieve a significant amount of colocation with other utilities to minimize community impact", she said. Homeowners who live on the proposed route as well as local and state-level elected officials will speak out against PennEast's planned use of eminent domain to take private property for a pipeline that would provide no public benefit. (more...)
U.S. government shutdown to end as senators advance bill U.S. government shutdown to end as senators advance bill
- January 23, 2018

Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending. And if McConnell doesn't follow through on immigration , Democrats will still be able to use his promise to vote against the next spending bill on February 8 and pin the blame on Republicans . (more...)
Foot of snow projected for southern Minnesota Foot of snow projected for southern Minnesota
- January 23, 2018

One additional ingredient is anticipated to make conditions even more challenging for metro inhabitants. Wind gusts were up to 30 miles per hour in Hennepin County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. The bulk of heavy snowfall and strong winds swept through Minnesota's southern cities Monday, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. Meteorologist Nick Carlyle says road conditions will be dicey once commuters get closer to the Twin Cities. (more...)
Father of Mylee Billingham in serious but stable condition Father of Mylee Billingham in serious but stable condition
- January 23, 2018

Last night Mark Billingham said: 'Please respect my family's privacy. The girl's mother Tracey Taundry, who lives at another property nearby, was found by neighbours outside her ex's bungalow screaming "they stabbed my baby". The incident took place on Valley View, Brownhills. Just before Christmas, he uploaded a picture to Facebook of him and his SAS hero brother smiling as they enjoyed a drink together. (more...)
BYU, LA Tech, and USF BYU, LA Tech, and USF
- January 23, 2018

The Cougars will travel to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the Wolfpack on November 9, 2024. Teams included are West Virginia (2018, 2019), Mississippi State (2020, 2021), Texas Tech (2022, 2027), Brigham Young (2024, 2030), Notre Dame (2023, 2025, 2029, 2031) and Vanderbilt (2026, 2028). (more...)
Outside View: Deal to reopen government leaves opening for Trump's leadership Outside View: Deal to reopen government leaves opening for Trump's leadership
- January 23, 2018

The Senate voted 81-18 to end a filibuster of a spending bill that would fund the government through February 8 and reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years. "The question is, how do we get out of here in a way that reflects what the majority of the body wants to do", said Sen. Several prominent Democrats, liberal groups and immigration rights organizations criticized Schumer for agreeing to a vote Monday that did not guarantee the passage of a DACA extension. (more...)
Israel arrests 8 Palestinians in West Bank: Palestinian sources Israel arrests 8 Palestinians in West Bank: Palestinian sources
- January 23, 2018

In addition, the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Salfit city, in central West Bank, and abducted a legislator, identified as Omar Abdul-Razeq, less than two months after his release from Israeli prisons. Wafa added that with the detention of Abdul Razeq, that number now stands at 11, noting that most Palestinian lawmakers are being held in administrative detention - Israel's widely condemned policy of internment without charge or trial. (more...)
FIRS generates N4.03tn from tax in 2017 - Fowler FIRS generates N4.03tn from tax in 2017 - Fowler
- January 23, 2018

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) collected a record N4 trillion in taxes previous year. Past year revenue generation figure, according to Fowler, marked a 20 per cent rise over the N3.3 trillion collected in 2016. "For us in Nigeria, the decline in receipts from oil revenue and the concomitant decline in accruals to states from the Federation Account have placed many states in a financial quandary to the point where basic obligations such as the payment of employee wages has ... (more...)
Rex Tillerson Visits New US Embassy in London that Trump Criticized Rex Tillerson Visits New US Embassy in London that Trump Criticized
- January 23, 2018

In a tweet that reverberated across the Atlantic, Trump lambasted the Obama administration for moving the embassy from London's posh Mayfair district. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss Tillerson's plans and spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. Last week, Trump called on US' European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in their 2015 landmark Iran nuclear deal and warned that his country would pull out if the demands were not met. (more...)
Guy, No. 2 Virginia pull away to beat Wake 59-49 Guy, No. 2 Virginia pull away to beat Wake 59-49
- January 23, 2018

Duke shot 51.8% from the field and 46.2% (12-26) from beyond the arc in the victory. (14.5), Wendell Carter Jr. Five players are averaging in double figures for Duke, they are Marvin Bagley III (21.9), Grayson Allen (15.1), Garry Trent Jr. (more...)
Trump signs off on agreement to reopen federal government Trump signs off on agreement to reopen federal government
- January 23, 2018

It was a stark contrast from the Senate Democratic position just a few days ago. The deal was reached after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to bring to the Senate floor a bill to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . (more...)
Shooting at Marshall County High School Shooting at Marshall County High School
- January 23, 2018

A gunman opened fire at a high school in Italy, Texas, on Monday, police said. Best update in the last 24 hours. Joffre would not say whether the suspect had any previous disciplinary issues at the school. A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy. Police have not officially released the identities of the victim or the accused shooter and have not hinted at a possible motive. (more...)
United Nations readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in Syria United Nations readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in Syria
- January 23, 2018

Turkish media reported on January 22 that Turkish troops, accompanied by some 25,000 pro-Turkey rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have captured several villages in northwestern Syria. Turkey has legitimate security concerns over insurgency inside its borders, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday, according to U.S. (more...)
Trump Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown After 3 Days Trump Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown After 3 Days
- January 23, 2018

The final vote on passage is expected later Monday afternoon. A bipartisan group of two dozen senators, led by Sen. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Democrats got enough to satisfy them moving forward. "There is a commitment from Republicans to try to do something about it, but no guarantee that they will". "If that's not enough for Democrats, then we're in this for the long haul", the aide said. (more...)
Senate deal to halt USA govt shutdown Senate deal to halt USA govt shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Though the impasse is over, the upper chamber still has to grant final approval of the bill and send it back to the House of Representatives for a vote. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. No bill that passes the Senate with Democratic support is likely to meet that test. Even Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a vocal advocate for immigrants in the Senate, reportedly was reportedly convinced by McConnell's promise. (more...)
Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006 Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006
- January 23, 2018

That produces as stunning 35-point advantage for Democrats. The Cook Political Report now rates 63 GOP seats as being competitive in November. The midterm elections loom heavily over the federal government shutdown that began Saturday, after the poll was completed. (more...)
US House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown US House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure - until February 8 - in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks. (more...)
President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health
- January 23, 2018

Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent". He said: "I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favourite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us". (more...)
Zambia avoid Morocco but stretched by Namibia Zambia avoid Morocco but stretched by Namibia
- January 23, 2018

Uganda and Ivory Coast drew blanks in a dead-rubber match on Monday evening. Absalom Limbondi found the opener for Namibia before Lazarous Kambole equalised in the 24th minute for Chipolopolo to share the spoils. The equaliser came 11 minutes later, when Ernest Mbewe pulled the ball back from the byeline and Kambole managed to guide it home despite the fact he was off balance. (more...)

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