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Authorities gained't retry Menendez on corruption expenses Authorities gained't retry Menendez on corruption expenses
- January 31, 2018

Menendez appeared to leave federal prosecutors with a weak hand. Prosecutors had accused the 64-year-old New Jersey senator of a bribery scheme involving almost $1 million in contributions and gifts from Dr. At the time, the senator criticized the Justice Department. "Certain elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and of our state cannot understand or, even worse, accept that the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County can grow up and be a USA senator and be honest". (more...)
Journalist says BBC treating women as 'enemy' over pay gap Journalist says BBC treating women as 'enemy' over pay gap
- January 31, 2018

Her comments will increase the pressure on the BBC over pay equality, which began last summer when the broadcaster's pay list revealed that two-thirds of its best-paid on-air staff were men. North America editor Jon Sopel was in the £200,000 to £249,999 bracket while Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen earned between £150,000 and £199,999. Gracie was not on the list, while other global editors were. (more...)
Labour council leader quits after 'sexism' and 'bullying' by Jeremy Corbyn supporters Labour council leader quits after 'sexism' and 'bullying' by Jeremy Corbyn supporters
- January 31, 2018

The plans, known as the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV ), are now the subject of a High Court judicial review. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has opposed the project, which has been criticised by many on the left of the party. She said she was frustrated that the NEC had been "discourteous" by not telling her they had been debating the issue last week. The labour-run authority had given the green light to £2billion project to convert the old town hall in Crouch End into new housing. (more...)
Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire; will return to law career Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire; will return to law career
- January 31, 2018

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) quit to take a job at Fox News last year. The post said, "There is a time to come and a time to go". Gowdy issued a statement early Wednesday afternoon, saying he no longer enjoys politics and will be returning to his prior life in the justice system. (more...)
CIA Director Reportedly Met With Russian Intel Chief On US Sanctions List CIA Director Reportedly Met With Russian Intel Chief On US Sanctions List
- January 31, 2018

Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Russian service known by its acronym SVR, held talks with US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and other US intelligence officials, the sources said . Antonov did not identify the United States intelligence officials with whom he met. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer demanded that the administration "immediately come clean and answer questions - which United States officials did he meet with?" He has been on a U.S. (more...)
Stock with Surprising Moves in Wall Street: Pacific Biosciences (PACB)
- January 31, 2018

Maverick Capital Ltd owns $28.63 million in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc ., which represents roughly 7.48% of the company's market cap and approximately 12.9% of the institutional ownership. Liberty Mutual Group Asset invested in 77,134 shares. The New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc . (more...)
Italy asks CJEU to reconsider EMA move Italy asks CJEU to reconsider EMA move
- January 31, 2018

Earlier today, the CJEU's press service tweeted that Italy and the City of Milan had brought actions before the CJEU and the European General Court for annulment of the decision. "On 1 January 2019 we need a fully operational building in order to move our staff gradually from London to Amsterdam before 30 March 2019, when the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU". (more...)
United States puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist United States puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist
- January 31, 2018

Gaza-based Haniyeh is head of Hamas' central council. Hamas says its battle is against Israel, not the West, and it has tried to rebrand itself by tweaking its charter. Two of the listed terror groups are sponsored and directed by Iran, threatening the stability of the Middle East, undermining the peace process, and attacking US allies Egypt and Israel he said. (more...)
United Nations appeal may be 'lifeline' for Palestinian refugees after USA cuts
- January 31, 2018

Krahenbuhl recalled the serious financial crisis the Unrwa is facing after the reduction of contributions by the United States, which affects its ability to offer vital services. In addition to continued movement and access restrictions and shelter demolitions, Palestine refugees in the West Bank experience high levels of food insecurity. (more...)
Southern California gets clear view of super blue blood moon Southern California gets clear view of super blue blood moon
- January 31, 2018

Images of the phenomenon are already beginning to circulate. The last "super blue blood Moon " occurred on December 30, 1982, when it was seen in Europe, Africa, and western Asia. Their occurring at the same time as a lunar eclipse - when the earth lines up with the sun in a way that blocks sunlight from falling on the moon - is even rarer. (more...)
Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements
- January 31, 2018

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday after almost three months in detention following a "settlement" with authorities, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom's elite winds down. (more...)
Fans book entire theatre, dance to Ghoomar at National Basketball Association Fans book entire theatre, dance to Ghoomar at National Basketball Association
- January 31, 2018

Cheerleaders were seen dancing to the song. The song Ghoomar from the movie also received flak a soon as it got released. The craze surrounding the film has spread to global territories as well. Ironically, the Karni Sena was dead set against the song Ghoomar , as they believed it demeaned the honour of Rani Padmini. The fringe group went furious as Deepika's midriff was exposed during the sequence, which after many threats was covered before the release of the film. (more...)
All 30 National Basketball Association teams to play in Las Vegas summer league All 30 National Basketball Association teams to play in Las Vegas summer league
- January 31, 2018

Kyle Kuzma (0) of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a 3-pointer and the end of the quarter during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2017 Summer League Finals on July 17, 2017 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more...)
Stormy Daniels Is Coy on Rumored Affair With Trump Stormy Daniels Is Coy on Rumored Affair With Trump
- January 31, 2018

Daniels also wouldn't directly answer whether she has a nondisclosure agreement preventing her from talking about Trump - "Do I? - but she didn't demur when Kimmel pointed out that if she didn't have an NDA, she'd be able to tell him that". (more...)
Train Carrying Kansas Rep Marshall Hits Truck Train Carrying Kansas Rep Marshall Hits Truck
- January 31, 2018

Cole said he believes the accident occurred south of Charlottesville, Va. Cole said he's not aware of any injuries on the train. "Security and doctors on board are helping secure the scene and treat injuries", Alabama Rep. Several members of Congress including Pete Sessions and Greg Walden tweeted that they were safe. "No one on the train was injured, as far as I know". (more...)
WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse
- January 31, 2018

The House committee voted along party lines , with the Republican majority supporting the release and Democrats opposing it on Monday. Trump is expected to approve its release. FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly reviewed the memo Sunday. Rosenstein also told Kelly the memo didn't accurately characterize the FBI's investigative practices, the person said . (more...)
Turkey court orders Amnesty chair to be released from jail, pending verdict Turkey court orders Amnesty chair to be released from jail, pending verdict
- January 31, 2018

The leader Taner Kilic was arrested in June on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say he downloaded ByLock, a messaging application used by supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric who Turkey says was behind a failed coup previous year. (more...)
Train carrying GOP members of Congress hits truck Train carrying GOP members of Congress hits truck
- January 31, 2018

The office of Rep. Roger Marshall , R-Kan., said the lawmaker and doctor was helping people who were injured. "We're fine, but our train hit a garbage truck". "Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck", tweeted Rep. Greg Walden . The Amtrak train left from Union Station in Washington earlier Wednesday, and was carrying members of Congress, as well as their spouses, some family members and aides to the lawmakers. (more...)
S. Africa parties seek to block Zuma's state of nation address S. Africa parties seek to block Zuma's state of nation address
- January 31, 2018

EFF leader Julius Malema told News24 that there should be no SONA that day, if it is to be delivered by Zuma. Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said a joint sitting of Parliament on the Sona is called by the President of the country in terms of the Constitution‚ through the presiding officers‚ and is scheduled by the multiparty joint programme committee. (more...)
Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.16
- January 31, 2018

They now have a $212.00 target price on the aerospace company's stock, up from their prior target price of $170.00. About 339,198 shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. Therefore 61% are positive. Raytheon Company had 75 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Raytheon from $210.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. (more...)
Mueller seeking to interview ex-spokesman for Trump's legal team Mueller seeking to interview ex-spokesman for Trump's legal team
- January 31, 2018

Corallo left the campaign in July of a year ago, after the administration released a misleading statement on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting that has become a focal point of the election investigations. Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling in 2016 has reportedly reached out to Adam Corallo's attorneys within the last two weeks and is now in negotiations over the terms of the interview, according to ABC News . (more...)
'Riverdale' Star Cole Sprouse Joins Romance Drama 'Five Feet Apart' 'Riverdale' Star Cole Sprouse Joins Romance Drama 'Five Feet Apart'
- January 31, 2018

Set to start production in the Northern Hemisphere's spring (our autumn), the film's other lead character hasn't yet been announced, but we're excited to see who will win Cole Sprouse's heart in Five Feet Apart . Cole now stars as Jughead Jones on " Riverdale ", and Dylan has been starring in independent films like "Dismissed ". The show is now in its second season. (more...)
South Korean skiers travel to N. Korea for joint training sessions South Korean skiers travel to N. Korea for joint training sessions
- January 31, 2018

Last year, North Korea test launched at least three intercontinental ballistic missiles, including a Hwasong-15 in late November that raised concerns in the U.S. Tensions between North and South Korea have appeared to thaw in recent weeks after Kim offered an olive branch to Seoul on New Year's Day, saying he would open diplomatic channels between the two countries for the first time in years. (more...)
Two Nebraska players hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis after workout Two Nebraska players hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis after workout
- January 31, 2018

The condition is due to the death of muscle fibers which then leaks into the bloodstream and can cause serious kidney problems. He spent three days hospitalized. 1 priority. The players have since been cleared and released from the hospital. Frost said there were trainers in the weight room to monitor kids and pull them out if they were struggling. (more...)
Austin officials vote unanimously to demolish iconic 'graffiti park' Austin officials vote unanimously to demolish iconic 'graffiti park'
- January 31, 2018

One of the misconceptions about HOPE Outdoor Gallery is that it's a City of Austin entity. The gallery will also bring one of the walls from its current location to Carson Creek Ranch as a memorial wall commemorating the art park's roots, when it originally launched as a place where street artists and graffiti writers could legally practice their craft on underutilized walls and not be in fear or stressful conditions. (more...)
Kenya: Kalonzo Says Attack Meant to Intimidate Him Kenya: Kalonzo Says Attack Meant to Intimidate Him
- January 31, 2018

Our knees will not bend", he said. Mr. Odinga however, said that Kalonzo will be sworn in another day and an explanation of why he was absent will be communicated to them. "Fortunately, it was a stun hand grenade which is not meant to harm but it just gives a loud bang and is meant to scare.This is different from the disintegrating hand grenade which normally has pellets that can kill you". (more...)
Nigeria ready for national carrier - Hadi Sirika Nigeria ready for national carrier - Hadi Sirika
- January 31, 2018

Tebogo Khaas is a South African entrepreneur. First, by addressing the deficit in worldwide counter-terrorism cooperation at the global, regional and national levels. "A Judiciary which stands firm against arbitrariness and injustice by the executive is a vital pillar in the anti-corruption fight", Buhari added. President Buhari in his recent statements has vowed that looters of Nigeria's treasury will not sleep well. (more...)
Israeli defense chief says Israel preparing for united front on northern border Israeli defense chief says Israel preparing for united front on northern border
- January 31, 2018

Hariri said Lieberman's words were "blatant provocation". Manelis' threat is a reflection of what had been long held by Israel, which considers growing Iranian influence in Lebanon and other parts of Middle East as a threat. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said the country would take up the comments with the "relevant global bodies to affirm its right to act in its territorial waters". (more...)
Harris Statement in Response to State of the Union Harris Statement in Response to State of the Union
- January 31, 2018

Reeling out his accomplishments in office in the past one year, Trump said 2.4 million jobs were created in the last one years while unemployment was at its lowest in 45 years. "Words can not and will not fix the damage he already has done", Leahy said. Offering the Democratic rebuttal to Trump's address, Joe Kennedy - grandson of Bobby Kennedy - said it would be "easy to dismiss this past year as chaos, as partisanship, as politics". (more...)
As in 26/11, Pak's ISI trained Kabul attack terrorists: Top Afghan diplomat As in 26/11, Pak's ISI trained Kabul attack terrorists: Top Afghan diplomat
- January 31, 2018

On Saturday, an ambulance-bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital city killed over 100 people and injured scores. The report says NATO's Afghanistan Mission said 4,474 civilian casualties occurred between June 1, 2017, and November 27, 2017 - "of which approximately one-third were deaths and two-thirds were injuries". (more...)

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