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Dems, GOP grow even further apart in views of Israel, Palestinians Dems, GOP grow even further apart in views of Israel, Palestinians
- January 24, 2018

Last year's survey found that 33 percent said they sympathized with Israel and 31 percent said the Palestinians. White evangelical Protestants, who overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump , are especially supportive of Israel. 7 percent who said he favored Israel too much. The poll posted Tuesday showed 79 percent of Republicans sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians whereas 27 percent of Democrats sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians. (more...)
Legislation to trim House advances Legislation to trim House advances
- January 24, 2018

The author of the legislation, state Rep. "My goal is to let our bosses, the people of Pennsylvania, make the final decision about the size of its state House", Knowles said in the release. Only California pays its state lawmakers more. Others said lawmakers would be stretched thin. If the legislature loses 52 members, House members will represent an average of about 80,000 constituents, compared to the roughly 60,000 people per legislative district now. (more...)
Martin O'Neill, Roy Keane extend Rep of Ireland contracts until 2020 Martin O'Neill, Roy Keane extend Rep of Ireland contracts until 2020
- January 24, 2018

The Derry native will continue as the manager of the Republic of Ireland team until 2020. O'Neill's backroom staff have also received extensions. The FAI confirmed the news on the eve of the draw for the UEFA Nations League in Lausanne, Switzerland. (more...)
Floridians to consider second-chance measure to restore felons' voting rights Floridians to consider second-chance measure to restore felons' voting rights
- January 24, 2018

To get on the ballot, the initiative needed 766,200 valid signatures. To view the full article, register now. Florida is one of three states along with Iowa and Kentucky that permanently bars former felons from voting, giving the Sunshine State one of the highest rates of disenfranchisement in the country. (more...)
School bus full of children slides down icy street in MA School bus full of children slides down icy street in MA
- January 24, 2018

Officials said the bus driver was picking up students when a flash freeze created slippery conditions. Sutton Public Schools did not announce a delayed opening on Tuesday prior to the crash but all school buses were delayed following, according to the Sutton Police Department. (more...)
Recent Insiders Bustle: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Recent Insiders Bustle: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), Ventas, Inc. (VTR)
- January 24, 2018

The SI to Eqt Corporation's float is 3.91%. The firm has price to earnings growth of 1.47, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. Argus raised their price target on shares of Norfolk Southern from $145.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. (more...)
Legal action threatened over rapist Worboys' parole report Legal action threatened over rapist Worboys' parole report
- January 24, 2018

A fresh allegation is understood to have been made against John Worboys. The Parole Board is able to assess the continued risk posed by prisoners based on psychiatrist and prison guard reports at Parole Board hearings that take place around once a year for each offender. (more...)
Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth
- January 24, 2018

Senator to have a baby while in office". Duckworth has worked on a number of initiatives to help working families during her time in office, including and. Senator to have a baby while in office". "Parenthood isn't just a women's issue, it's an economic issue and an issue that affects all parents - men and women alike", she said. (more...)
Weather warnings remain in place for Storm Georgina Weather warnings remain in place for Storm Georgina
- January 24, 2018

The warning is valid from midnight until 5am Wednesday, January 24. While a status yellow rainfall warning is also in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare. Rainfall totals of 25-35mm are expected and there's a risk of spot flooding and thunder right across the country. Storm Georgina is set to bring gale-force winds to parts of Scotland which could cause disruption on the roads for rush hour commuters. (more...)
Camels Were Disqualified From A Camels Were Disqualified From A "Camel Beauty Contest" For Using Botox
- January 24, 2018

Some 300,000 visitors have attended the second annual festival since it started in early January. Prize money at the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival totals US$57 million (Dhs209.3 million), with more than US$31.8 million for pageantry alone. (more...)
BJP MLA Sunil Kumar asks people: Do you want Rama or Allah? BJP MLA Sunil Kumar asks people: Do you want Rama or Allah?
- January 24, 2018

Kumar made the remarks reacting to comments made by Bantwal MLA and minister Ramanatha Rai recently crediting his successive elections from the constituency to the grace of Allah and secular credentials of Muslim community there. A man who has won six times says he does not want Hindu votes and now it is a matter of our honour. "This (election) is not between the Congress and BJP", he said. (more...)
Democratic Senator Will Be The First To Give Birth While In Office Democratic Senator Will Be The First To Give Birth While In Office
- January 24, 2018

Duckworth, who is 49, announced she will give birth to her second daughter in the spring. Duckworth told the Sun Times being the person "trying to pump breast milk in airports", for instance, has encouraged her to advance policies that benefit other parents. (more...)
Biden on Russia: Easy to say we should've said more Biden on Russia: Easy to say we should've said more
- January 24, 2018

Biden said at a Council on Foreign Relations event. Former Vice President Joe Biden said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to join them in publicly condemning Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. Obama came under fire for not acting sooner, and Biden called it a "constant tightrope" on Tuesday. In the weeks leading up to the election, Biden said, then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: "No deadline on DACA" Democrats will need to ... (more...)
'We won't go': Rohingya desire dying to Myanmar return 'We won't go': Rohingya desire dying to Myanmar return
- January 24, 2018

Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam said, "The work is not yet finished, so it is not possible to start the repatriation process". The UN human rights chief has also suggested that it may be genocide. "I don't see any problem in implementing the deal". "I asked them who they are", she said. (more...)
Turkey Defends Attacks on Syrian Kurds: 'We Are Not Afraid' Turkey Defends Attacks on Syrian Kurds: 'We Are Not Afraid'
- January 24, 2018

Syrian Kurds and allied forces have seized large swathes of territory by helping the United States and its allies to drive Islamic State militants from the area. The Turkish military said one of its soldiers was killed in the border town of Gulbaba. He was named as First Lieutenant Oguz Kaan Usta. But Turkey has claimed it got the go ahead for the campaign from Moscow. (more...)
Children leave home where they were allegedly held captive for years Children leave home where they were allegedly held captive for years
- January 24, 2018

Moving boxes were reportedly found at the residence. David and Louise Turpin were each ordered held on $12 million bail after entering their pleas Thursday and were scheduled to return to court on February 23. They allege the siblings were not allowed to use the bathroom, were allowed to take only one shower a year and were only allowed to wash their hands above the wrist. (more...)
Airstrikes Kill 150 Islamic State Militants in Syria, US Says Airstrikes Kill 150 Islamic State Militants in Syria, US Says
- January 24, 2018

The U.S. aircraft targeted ISIS headquarters where many fighters with the terror group were present, according to the statement . The air strikes took place near Al Shafah on a Daesh headquarters. The United States and Russian Federation both have military forces in Syria and have urged Turkey to show restraint in its campaign, named Operation Olive Branch, to crush the US-backed Kurdish YPG in the Afrin region on Turkey's southern border. (more...)
At least 11 injured as gunmen storm international aid agency in Afghanistan At least 11 injured as gunmen storm international aid agency in Afghanistan
- January 24, 2018

An Afghan official told global media, "A group of armed men then entered the compound". Clashes were going on at the scene, he said. According to health officials, at least 11 people have been injured in the attack. "I jumped out of the window", Amin said. " The there was a blast and the target was Save the Children ", Khogyani said, as cited by Reuters. Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province, on the porous border with Pakistan. (more...)
Florida prosecutors seek death penalty in Tampa serial killings Florida prosecutors seek death penalty in Tampa serial killings
- January 24, 2018

Howell Emanuel Donaldson III is charged with four counts of first-degree murder . A prosecutor's pursuit of justice should be tempered by mercy. In the end, he said, all of the families were OK with proceeding with the death sentence. "After reviewing the evidence, analyzing the legal factors, speaking with the victim's families, and taking the time for the quiet reflection that this tremendous decision demands", Warren said Tuesday morning, "I've determined that for the murders of Benjamin ... (more...)
Despite State of Emergency, Jamaica Insists It's Still Open for Business Despite State of Emergency, Jamaica Insists It's Still Open for Business
- January 24, 2018

The resorts of Montego Bay , part of St. James Parish , where authorities have been given the go-ahead to ramp up security. The police and military forces have the power to search, curtail operating hours of businesses, set curfews and detain suspected persons without a warrant. (more...)
Philippine volcano Mount Mayon erupts Philippine volcano Mount Mayon erupts
- January 24, 2018

The danger zone around the crater has been expanded from 6km (3.7m) to 8km (5m), but some residents have still tried to sneak back to their homes to check on them and even watch a popular cockfight in Albay province's Santo Domingo town. Ash has started to cover Guinobatan, which lies 13 kilometers away from Mayon, said Mayor Ann Onjoco. Mayon has always been popular with climbers and tourists but has erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, sometimes violently. (more...)
CBI court convicts Lalu in third Fodder Scam case CBI court convicts Lalu in third Fodder Scam case
- January 24, 2018

This case pertains to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal from the Chaibasa treasury in the early 1990s. Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra also found guilty by Special CBI court in Ranchi, according to news agency ANI . He also asked judge Shivpal Singh, who is hearing one of the two other fodder scam cases, the Dumka treasury case, to be "lenient" next time. The Rs 900 crore fodder scam, probed by the CBI, relates to fraudulent withdrawal of public funds from different government ... (more...)
Tony Perkins on Trump's 'Mulligan': Evangelical Assist Not Unconditional Tony Perkins on Trump's 'Mulligan': Evangelical Assist Not Unconditional
- January 24, 2018

Perkins, an arch-conservative evangelical and noted fanatical nutcase , said that Trump's willingness to stand up for his religion is what has allowed christians to ignore his history: we "were exhausted of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists". (more...)
Sexual harassment is systemic and unacceptable, Trudeau tells Davos Sexual harassment is systemic and unacceptable, Trudeau tells Davos
- January 24, 2018

President Donald Trump, who is expected to address the gathering after the Canadian leader is scheduled to leave. "People have been taken advantage of, losing their jobs and their livelihoods". "Regrettably, they are the big market so we need some advantage, otherwise investment tends to flow in their direction". "As women speak up it is our responsibility to listen". (more...)
Gujarat: Protestors vandalise mall, torch vehicles in Ahmedabad to protest against 'Padmaavat' Gujarat: Protestors vandalise mall, torch vehicles in Ahmedabad to protest against 'Padmaavat'
- January 24, 2018

In Porbandar, Mahatama Gandhi's birthplace, Kalvi said that when so many people from all walks of life were standing firm against the film, it will be a "huge insult for all of us" if it releases on January 25. On Sunday, thousands of women carrying swords took out a 'Chetavani Rally' (warning march) in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town to stop the release of Padmaavat or else be prepared for 'jauhar' (committing suicide by jumping into fire) by them. (more...)
Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
- January 24, 2018

Trump past year announced that he was ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , or DACA , but gave Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative fix. Democrats have sought to use the spending bill to win concessions, including protections for roughly 700,000 younger immigrants. Activists said they planned to make their feelings known at the ballot box, targeting Republicans who have railed against illegal immigration as well as moderate Democrats who ... (more...)
Car Bombings Kill More Than Two Dozen People in Libya Car Bombings Kill More Than Two Dozen People in Libya
- January 24, 2018

Around 10 to 15 minutes later, after security and health officials had arrived on the scene, a second more powerful blast was detonated from a Mercedes parked on the opposite side of the street. Security and health officials were present at the scene when the second explosion took place. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings. (more...)
Text-gate: Missing messages from 5 critical months; Gowdy challenges FBI's objectivity Text-gate: Missing messages from 5 critical months; Gowdy challenges FBI's objectivity
- January 24, 2018

The probe will next turn its attention to Trump, with the Washington Post reporting that Mueller wants to question the President in coming weeks. The FBI claims to have lost thousands of texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Page that revealed their anti-Trump bias. (more...)
DACA beneficiaries await Congress with uncertainty DACA beneficiaries await Congress with uncertainty
- January 24, 2018

Schumer said he and McConnell had struck a deal to advance legislation that would codify protections for 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children. The Senate is now scheduled to vote at noon local time on Monday on whether to re-open the government. But the issue is linked to Trump's demands that Congress also approve funding for a wall along the 3,200-kilometer southern border with Mexico and stiffen other US immigration policies to thwart ... (more...)
These are followers of Gandhi's killers: Owaisi after shoe attack in Mumbai These are followers of Gandhi's killers: Owaisi after shoe attack in Mumbai
- January 24, 2018

Unfazed by the incident, he said: "I am willing to lay down my life for my democratic rights". Owaisi appealed Muslims to unite against this effort and said that Muslims needed to elect some people who could take up only their issues in the elected bodies. (more...)

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