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Six held for attack on poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar Six held for attack on poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar
- February 06, 2018

Tension had been prevailing in the area since the past 10 months over the alleged wall constructed by the Nair Service Society (NSS) on land adjacent to a local Temple. The Chief Minister said in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that freedom of expression would be protected and assured strong action against all attempts to undermine it. (more...)
CNN Finds Pre-Superbowl DHS Docs on Plane in Embarrassing Security Lapse CNN Finds Pre-Superbowl DHS Docs on Plane in Embarrassing Security Lapse
- February 06, 2018

The employee found 78 pages containing details of anti-terror preparations in the event of a biological attack during Sunday's Super Bowl. The errant document offered a critique of how officials performed during a simulated release of the infectious disease anthrax in Minneapolis on the day of the Super Bowl. (more...)
House committee votes to release Democrats' rebuttal to Nunes memo House committee votes to release Democrats' rebuttal to Nunes memo
- February 06, 2018

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee had prepared their own memo, which they claimed answered numerous Republicans' claims. If Trump does not allow release of the Democratic memo, Democrats could ask the full House of Representatives to override the president, according to the Times . (more...)
National Weather Service says tsunami warning 'just a test' National Weather Service says tsunami warning 'just a test'
- February 06, 2018

The National Weather Service sent a message, saying the warning sent by AccuWeather was distributed "in error". For some, it wasn't until you opened the headline that it was clear the message was the result of a test . - Erin Bradley (@gingergeek12345) February 6, 2018Dear @accuweather - don't send people who are now afraid of rain and flooding a tsunami warning test. (more...)
Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands - court Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands - court
- February 06, 2018

The Australian-born Assange hasn't made his intentions clear if he wins, decides to leave the embassy and doesn't immediately face extradition to the U.S. Arguments were made by Assange's legal representatives that the warrant should be dismissed as it had "lost its goal and function" following an investigation into a sex-related allegation being dropped. (more...)
White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rod Rosenstein White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rod Rosenstein
- February 06, 2018

Interested in Russia Investigation? Indeed, a conservative movement leader told Axios's Jonathan Swan that Rosenstein is "becoming a conversation at every conservative gathering". CNN reports President Donald Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was "on my team" during a meeting in December. "I think that there are a lot of people in American - especially in my district of Kentucky - that are disappointed int he attorney general and Rosenstein, and you know, if ... (more...)
Trump labels some Democrats 'treasonous' for their State of the Union reaction Trump labels some Democrats 'treasonous' for their State of the Union reaction
- February 06, 2018

You're up there, you've got half the room going totally insane wild, they loved everything, they want to do something great for our country. "It got to a point where I really didn't even want to look too much during the speech over to that side, because honestly it was bad energy". (more...)
2-Year-Old Girl Found 'Frozen' on Porch in Ohio 2-Year-Old Girl Found 'Frozen' on Porch in Ohio
- February 06, 2018

They continued: "You're gonna pinch her nose closed and completely cover her mouth with your mouth and blow two regular breaths into the lungs". Temperatures on Friday ranged between 12 and 19 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon finding her daughter unresponsive, Wynter's mother called emergency services, telling a 911 dispatcher that she had no idea how long the girl had been outside. (more...)
Clinton Associates Fed Information to Dossier Author Steele, Grassley-Graham Memo Says
- February 06, 2018

Devin Nunes (R-CA). Reports suggesting that Steele wrote the additional memo based on anti-Trump information that originated with a foreign source. They say the memo amounts to a misleading "hit job" created to sow doubt about probes into the Trump campaign's alleged interactions with Russian actors. (more...)
BJP leader Ram Madhav's Twitter account hacked BJP leader Ram Madhav's Twitter account hacked
- February 06, 2018

Bedi, Madhav, Dasgupta and Kher's Twitter pages had retweeted posts in Turkish that also featured the emoji of Turkey's flag. The text in the tweet was in Turkish with final sentence in English saying, "Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured!" The hackers in few of the compromised account tweeted, "I love Pakistan ". (more...)
Leeds United: Paul Heckingbottom leaves Barnsley for Elland Road job Leeds United: Paul Heckingbottom leaves Barnsley for Elland Road job
- February 06, 2018

Heckingbottom was immediately made Leeds" top target on Christiansen's dismissal , as revealed by The Independent on Monday, despite revealing past year that he "hated' the Elland Road club. " Barnsley Football Club are thoroughly disappointed to announce that Paul Heckingbottom has joined Leeds United ", read a Barnsley club statement. (more...)
IS attacks suspect Abdeslam defies court in first appearance IS attacks suspect Abdeslam defies court in first appearance
- February 06, 2018

Salah Abdeslam , 28, cut a defiant figure at the court while refusing to stand for the judge or to answer questions about the bloody gun battle in Brussels that led to his capture in 2016. The defendant's brother, Brahim, was among the Paris attackers and died in a suicide blast outside a cafe. Three officers were wounded in the shootout that followed and one suspect was killed. (more...)
Vehicle crashes slowing travel on Iowa highways Vehicle crashes slowing travel on Iowa highways
- February 06, 2018

The cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! are recovering after a fatal vehicle crash in Iowa on Monday (Feb. 5) due to severe weather. " Dancing with the Stars: Live!" Images from local TV station World Health Organization showed cars and trucks piled up on I-35, a few of which had spun out several yards off the side of the road. (more...)
Hong Kong courtroom frees three democracy leaders, however… Hong Kong courtroom frees three democracy leaders, however…
- February 06, 2018

Wong, Law and Chow became the public face of the protests, which called for fully democratic elections for Hong Kong's leadership. The trio were convicted of unlawful assembly over an incident that helped trigger the mass protests. He's now out on bail appealing a separate conviction, for contempt of court, also stemming from the 2014 protests."I would not say this is a win and there is no reason for us to celebrate". (more...)
Pence says stock market plunge is 'ebb and flow' Pence says stock market plunge is 'ebb and flow'
- February 06, 2018

President Donald Trump has said he hopes "something good" can come from North Korea's participation, but his advisers see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's embrace of the Games as a facade of worldwide goodwill and cooperation. Seoul recently made a late-night announcement saying it has chose to greenlight a North Korean ferry carrying the North's 140-member Samjiyon art troupe to enter its waters. (more...)
McCAIN'S MUTINY: McCain Pushes NEW IMMIGRATION BILL to KILL Border Wall Funding McCAIN'S MUTINY: McCain Pushes NEW IMMIGRATION BILL to KILL Border Wall Funding
- February 06, 2018

President Donald Trump canceled the Obama-era program in October with a six-month grace period that ends on March 5 without a legislative fix. But Trump's proposal also includes amendments to address chain migration, visa lotteries and birthright citizenship. (more...)
GOP releases memo, says Democratic-financed dossier was used in surveillance application
- February 06, 2018

The memo , written by Republicans on the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chaired by Devin Nunes, argues that the federal investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation was a product of political bias against Trump at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department . (more...)
Darren Collison: Out 2-to-3 weeks Darren Collison: Out 2-to-3 weeks
- February 06, 2018

Only a half-game separates the three teams. Robinson has made two previous trips to the Pacers' G League affiliate as part of his recovery from left ankle surgery. It wasn't long after the Collison news came out that head coach Nate McMillan announced that Victor Oladipo would miss the game due to illness. IN is led in scoring this season by Victor Oladipo at 24.0 ppg. (more...)
White House says fundamentals of US economy strong White House says fundamentals of US economy strong
- February 06, 2018

Trump has regularly taken credit for the increase in U.S. stock markets since his presidency began, using the gains to underline market improvement. Gene Sperling, a top economic adviser to Democratic former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, said Trump erred in recent months by focusing so heavily on the stock market. (more...)
US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo
- February 06, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to a memo written by the panel's Republicans that accused the FBI and the Justice Department of bias against President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, the committee's top Democrat said. (more...)
Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province
- February 06, 2018

The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian opposition areas, killing more than 28 people east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province. That deployment is separate from a Turkish military offensive that Ankara launched last month to rout US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters from the northern enclave of Afrin. (more...)
The Netherlands Withdraws Ambassador to Ankara The Netherlands Withdraws Ambassador to Ankara
- February 06, 2018

The Netherlands will also not accept the appointment of a new Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands. While neither country had an ambassador "foreign ministry talks are going on, and I hope that our two countries will soon succeed in overcoming this problem", said government spokesman Bekir Bozdag . (more...)
After the Nunes memo - and predictable Trump tweetstorm After the Nunes memo - and predictable Trump tweetstorm
- February 06, 2018

According to the Republican-drafted memo , a number of then top US law enforcement leaders abused their power by inappropriately obtaining a surveillance warrant on Carter Page , a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign until September 2016. (more...)
Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off
- February 06, 2018

The NTV and KTN channels were both accessible on Monday, but two others - Citizen TV and Inooro TV - remained blocked, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported on Monday. A spokesman for the government was not available for comment. After seven days off-air, NTV and KTN News television stations have had their transmission restored back by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). (more...)
State Department alarmed over Syrian chlorine gas attack State Department alarmed over Syrian chlorine gas attack
- February 06, 2018

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, a powerful rebel alliance that publicly split from al-Qaeda past year, said it had used a man-portable antiaircraft system to shoot down the Su-25 fighter jet. The UK-based Observatory reported a "foul smell after regime helicopters struck several areas of the town in Idlib province, causing five civilians to suffer from suffocation". (more...)
Metuh Brought Into Court On Stretcher Metuh Brought Into Court On Stretcher
- February 06, 2018

But the Justice Okon Abang had issued a threat that Metuh appears in court today or be arrested. In compliance with that order, his lawyer ensured he was brought to court early yesterday in a white ambulance, belonging to the National Hospital, Abuja . (more...)
Bond yields down as investors move to safe haven instruments Bond yields down as investors move to safe haven instruments
- February 06, 2018

Rising U.S. yields gave the dollar some support. But last week it followed global markets lower. So is housing. Consumer confidence is solid, and manufacturing is rebounding. In the U.S., we are moving into 2018 with a lot of growth momentum from both the consumer and business investment spending. Meanwhile wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, suggesting employers are competing more fiercely for workers. (more...)
President Trump speaks at GOP lawmakers' retreat President Trump speaks at GOP lawmakers' retreat
- February 06, 2018

That is especially true of the dreamers, young people brought to this country as children by their parents. Despite the myriad advantages of incumbency and control of Congress , there are more House members with less cash on hand than their Democratic challengers than the quarter before. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital First Lady Melania Trump visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- February 06, 2018

Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin attended the Trump visit to Sheffer Corp., courtesy of an invitation from U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd District). The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that a liberal group, "For Ohio's Future", planned to protest near the plant Trump will visit. The First Lady went to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she talked about the opioid crisis and took part in a listening session with teenage girls. (more...)
Alabama man charged with sexually assaulting young girls in Detroit Alabama man charged with sexually assaulting young girls in Detroit
- February 06, 2018

The video spread as many across the region attempted to get the word out and find the person responsible. The Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Unit is searching for Germaine Moore for 11 felony charges related to a sexual conduct investigation, according to Central Alabama Crimestoppers. (more...)

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