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Gazers capture the rare Super Blue Blood Moon Gazers capture the rare Super Blue Blood Moon
- February 01, 2018

It sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but if we break it down; "super" means that the moon is closer than usual, "blue" is because it is the second full moon this month and "blood" is all down to the colour. Scientists are keen to study the sharp, sudden drop in temperature at the lunar surface, as Earth's shadow blankets the moon. On Wednesday, the moon also happened to be rather close and bright because its orbit was near its closest point to Earth, thus called a supermoon. (more...)
More than 200 companies facing United Nations review over Israeli settlement links More than 200 companies facing United Nations review over Israeli settlement links
- February 01, 2018

There was no immediate reaction from the United States. The majority of the companies, or 143, are domiciled in Israel or the settlements, followed by 22 in the United States, it said. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations , Danny Danon, denounced the report as "a shameful act which will serve as a stain on the U.N.H.R.C. forever". (more...)
S.Korean skiers visiting North for joint training S.Korean skiers visiting North for joint training
- February 01, 2018

South Korea's leadership has been advocating increased engagement to reduce tensions, and recently negotiated at least a temporary pause in North Korean missile and nuclear tests by persuading Pyongyang to participate in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics. (more...)
India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Live score, updates, and results India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Live score, updates, and results
- February 01, 2018

On the South Africa ODIs, Kohli said that he was expecting a lot out of India's two wrist spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. They were very welcoming and very confident in speaking about the game as well. With batsmen failing to deliver, the visitors went on to lose the first two Tests and consequently, the series. If you liked our India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match Prediction, please press the notification bell button provided at the right side of the QuintDaily page ... (more...)
State officials urge Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision State officials urge Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision
- February 01, 2018

The letter claims the court's January 22 ruling striking down the state's 2011 congressional map was a judicial overstep. To help the special master draw a map, asked lawmakers to provide data on Pennsylvania municipalities and precincts by noon on Wednesday. (more...)
Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues
- February 01, 2018

The global recall also involves certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs, as well as some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models. An airbag warning light would illuminate if an open circuit is created. Toyota will begin alerting owners with potentially defective airbags beginning in March and dealers will replace the problem sensors in affected models, the company said. (more...)
Trump grants 6900 Syrians permission to remain in US Trump grants 6900 Syrians permission to remain in US
- February 01, 2018

They were shielded from deportation under a humanitarian programme, Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Yet the Department of Homeland Security will not designate Syria as a country where the conditions are too unsafe for citizens to return, despite the brutal, years-long civil war in the country. (more...)
Texas Rangers to investigate allegations of misconduct at Karolyi Ranch Texas Rangers to investigate allegations of misconduct at Karolyi Ranch
- February 01, 2018

The bill strengthens reporting requirements for suspected cases of child abuse at amateur athletic governing bodies like USA Gymnastics to ensure that reports are immediately made to local or federal law enforcement authorities . When sentencing Nassar, Judge Aquilina stated, "It is my honor and privilege to sentence you". Numerous women said they remained traumatized even years later, plagued by nightmares and reluctant to place any trust in others. (more...)
Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)
- February 01, 2018

Finally, Sun Life Financial INC grew its holdings in Kroger by 45,020.0% during the 2nd quarter. Denver Investment Advisors Llc acquired 5,434 shares as Travelers Cos Inc/The (TRV)'s stock declined 0.95%. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . On Friday, December 28th, Michael Joseph Donnelly sold 15,400 shares of Kroger stock. (more...)
Why Larry Nassar Is Back in Court Today Why Larry Nassar Is Back in Court Today
- February 01, 2018

She wanted him arrested. I ask myself that question all the time. Township Manager Frank Walsh and township Chief of Police David Hall will issue a public statement and apology Thursday. Thomashow told Nassar what he did to her was "twisted". Randall-Gay's mother expressed concern that Nassar hadn't warned her daughter where he was going to touch her or worn gloves, and also was bothered he'd done this without anyone else in the room, the report states. (more...)
Counting of votes for Alwar, Ajmer, Mandalgarh seats today Counting of votes for Alwar, Ajmer, Mandalgarh seats today
- February 01, 2018

Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with. Workers and leaders from both sides seem to reach to an idea on the outcome of Alwar parliamentary seat , while they find hard to forecast the fate of Ajmer Lok Sabha and Mandalgarh assembly segment. (more...)
Swans stretch Arsenal's horror run in 2018 Swans stretch Arsenal's horror run in 2018
- February 01, 2018

Their last league fixture was, coincidentally, against Liverpool, which they won thanks to an Alfie Mawson first-half strike. In the early stages, Swansea looked like a team with more conviction, as manager Carlos Carvalhal hopped around on the touchline. (more...)
North Korea's nuke weapons could 'very soon' threaten US: Donald Trump North Korea's nuke weapons could 'very soon' threaten US: Donald Trump
- February 01, 2018

Last week, the commander of the US Marine Corps, General Robert Neller, said troops must be "psyched" for war with North Korea. The North's state-run media has, however, amped up its anti-U.S. In his Post column, Cha said spelled out his concerns about any preventive military strike, saying it is not the answer. By banning foreign press, North Korea controls all of the imagery the world sees. (more...)
House Intelligence Committee votes to release memo on FISA abuses House Intelligence Committee votes to release memo on FISA abuses
- February 01, 2018

Before the vote Monday , FBI Director Chris Wray was given the chance to review the memo and raise concerns about factual inaccuracies or national security concerns . Almost all of the bureau's public releases deal with law enforcement matters, such as crime statistics and case developments. Associate Attorney General Stephen Boyd recently warned that it would be " extraordinarily reckless " to release the memo . (more...)
Rep. Pete Sessions Not Hurt in Amtrak Collision Rep. Pete Sessions Not Hurt in Amtrak Collision
- February 01, 2018

Jason Lewis, R-Minn., was treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, according to spokesperson Stephen Bradford. "We were going through the Virginia countryside at a pretty good speed when all of a sudden we felt an impact and obviously heard a loud noise", said Flake. (more...)
Gov Proclaims Gov Proclaims "Super Bowl Week" in MN
- February 01, 2018

Governor Dayton's proclamation celebrates a week of festivities culminating with Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers in 2012 approved a financing package for the facility, which had taxpayers paying almost half the cost of the $1.1 billion stadium. (more...)
Hot Mic: Trump Says 'A Hundred Percent' We'll Release The Nunes 'Memo' Hot Mic: Trump Says 'A Hundred Percent' We'll Release The Nunes 'Memo'
- February 01, 2018

By late Wednesday, it had not yet been settled whether the White House or the committee would handle the actual release. The memo could be released to the public by the end of the week. "The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it". They wanted to do this investigation or potentially surveil Americans as a part of this foreign intelligence surveillance process. (more...)
House committee could vote on Nunes memo Monday House committee could vote on Nunes memo Monday
- February 01, 2018

The memo has become a lightning rod in a bitter partisan fight amid ongoing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and any possible collusion by Trump's campaign, something both Russia and Trump have denied. (more...)
North Korea can't hit United States with ICBM - yet
- February 01, 2018

This is a dramatic change from previous year, when many global news organizations were invited to cover a military parade in April that saw Pyongyang unveil new long-range missiles . But it still lacked all the necessary components of an ICBM capable of striking its intended target, Selva said Tuesday. Tensions between Washington and North Korea have rocketed in recent months, with the USA pushing for heavier sanctions amid mutual threats of nuclear attacks. (more...)
Peter Strozk involved in drafting letter to re-open Clinton probe Peter Strozk involved in drafting letter to re-open Clinton probe
- February 01, 2018

A new report indicates that FBI agent Peter Strzok co-wrote the draft of a letter that announced the re-opening of Clinton email investigation-but texts show him "grappling" about the consequences of the letter. Republicans have seized on text messages between Strzok and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who were often critical of Trump, to characterize the two - who were having an extramarital affair - as part of an effort to go easy on Clinton and get tough with Trump. (more...)
Democrats Turn Up Pressure Over Nunes Memo As Trump Weighs Release Democrats Turn Up Pressure Over Nunes Memo As Trump Weighs Release
- February 01, 2018

The FBI and Justice Department have scrambled over the past week to prevent the release of the memo, which committee chairman Devin Nunes and South Carolina Rep. Democrats say Republicans' attacks against those agencies are a distraction, meant to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. (more...)
Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl
- February 01, 2018

Some made it up anyway. Does this mean they are going to do nothing? City officials said they have something secret in mind, but haven't revealed just what. Several drunken fans were seen throwing empties at the Minnesota Vikings team bus, but aside from six arrests - three of which were reportedly for selling fake tickets - the celebration was relatively benign. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of light snow TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of light snow
- February 01, 2018

West winds will increase to 15 to 25 miles per hour during the afternoon. Sunday will be closer to normal temperature-wise around 42, and a 50 percent chance of rain. For now, temperatures favor rain for most areas, with rain chancing to snow from northwest to southeast as it ends Thursday night . Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. (more...)
Texas Rangers Ordered by Abbott to Investigate Karolyi Ranch Texas Rangers Ordered by Abbott to Investigate Karolyi Ranch
- February 01, 2018

One of the ways in which Nassar reportedly groomed athletes for abuse and gained their trust was by covertly providing them with food, in defiance of the Karolyis' strict dietary guidelines. The facility has been used for regular training camps but USA Gymnastics said earlier this month it had cancelled training sessions and was exploring alternative sites until a permanent location is found. (more...)
Who Is Bruce McArthur? Suspected Serial Killer Accused Of 5 Murders Who Is Bruce McArthur? Suspected Serial Killer Accused Of 5 Murders
- February 01, 2018

Authorities in the city of Toronto have now started backyard excavations and searches to see if more body parts can be found, especially in planters and flowerbeds, after suspecting that Bruce McArthur may have killed more people than the five he has been charged with. (more...)
Miss it? View photos and video of the 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Miss it? View photos and video of the 'Super Blue Blood Moon'
- February 01, 2018

He said in New Zealand the moon was technically not a blue moon because it happened about 2.30am on February 1, but for the rest of the world it is. Noah Petro said the eclipse was also a scientific opportunity for researchers in Hawaii, who would study what happens to the moon's surface when it quickly drops from 100°C in sunlight to minus 153°C in darkness. (more...)
Gov. Murphy signs order to spur offshore wind production Gov. Murphy signs order to spur offshore wind production
- February 01, 2018

Phil Murphy moved to expand New Jersey's role in the offshore wind sector Wednesday, signing an executive order that supporters say could lead to enough electricity for more than a million homes in about a decade. The order also calls for development of an Offshore Wind Strategic Plan for New Jersey that will focus on "critical components" of the offshore industry, including workforce development, data collection, environmental protection and others areas. (more...)
Olympics Superfan Leslie Jones Is Heading To Pyeongchang With NBC Olympics Superfan Leslie Jones Is Heading To Pyeongchang With NBC
- February 01, 2018

South Korea called the decision to scrap the February 4 event at Mount Kumgang "regretful", according to a statement issued by its Unification Ministry. "We can say the stage is set and now we're looking forward with great anticipation and with great excitement to a wonderful Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018". (more...)
North Korean Depravity Make Clear The Threat To America And Its Allies North Korean Depravity Make Clear The Threat To America And Its Allies
- February 01, 2018

President Donald Trump during his first State of the Union address emphasized a commitment by the U.S. to impose "maximum pressure" against North Korea. "One day, he tried to steal coal from a railroad auto to barter for a few scraps of food, which were very hard to get". Ji lost his left hand and foot after he passed out on train tracks from hunger. (more...)
Banned Russian Olympic Athletes to Receive Same Awards in Other Events
- February 01, 2018

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on January 24 that the invitations to the Olympics will go only to clean Russian athletes with "not the slightest doubt or suspicion" about them. But they were not welcomed by South Koreans as heartily as the two governments had hoped. North Korea is participating in the games, which begin next week. (more...)

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