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Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics
- February 07, 2018

Even his final event - leading the United States delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on Friday night - aims to combat North Korean propaganda, officials said. This week's trip, Pence said, was also meant to express "solidarity" with regional powers like South Korea and Japan in the face of North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests. (more...)
Snow expected to intensify quickly Wednesday
- February 07, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Livingston County beginning at 4 a.m. Wednesday. In all, 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible, with locally higher amounts. Heavier snow possible late Sunday into Sunday night. NWS and AccuWeather both forecast 4 to 6 inches of snow for the State College area with the possibility of about one-tenth of an inch of ice. (more...)
Odisha receives Rs 5252 crore in Railway budget; state terms 'disappointing' Odisha receives Rs 5252 crore in Railway budget; state terms 'disappointing'
- February 07, 2018

With regard to Telangana this year, the budget allocation was Rs 1813 crores, 5 per cent more than theallocation of Rs 1729 crore in previous year while Rs 3670 crore was allocated in the budget to Andhra Pradesh, 8 per cent more than the allocationn of Rs 3406 crore during the previous year 2017-18, he informed. (more...)
Pennsylvania Republican wants to impeach judges in gerrymandering case Pennsylvania Republican wants to impeach judges in gerrymandering case
- February 07, 2018

Pennsylvania's congressional delegation has been 13-5 in favor of Republicans during the three election cycles since the GOP-drawn 2011 map took effect. The last day to file paperwork to run for Congress is now March 20 - it had previously been March 6. An attorney for the voters who successfully challenged the map, Dan Jacobson, said the criteria laid out by the court are sufficient. (more...)
US House panel votes to release Democrat rebuttal to disputed memo US House panel votes to release Democrat rebuttal to disputed memo
- February 07, 2018

The memo now goes to the White House for a five-day review, a national security survey like that for the memo written by staff of Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). They never thought that they were going to get caught. We caught them. Hey, we caught them. Nadler, who said he is one of the few who has seen the full surveillance warrant that the Nunes memo focuses on, denounced Republicans and called the memo "shoddy work". (more...)
Larry Nassar sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison Larry Nassar sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison
- February 07, 2018

Those sentences would be served at the same time . The incident picked up a great deal of attention - even Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to say he "understands" the reaction that Margraves had. "This is a life-changing time in our society, in our culture and in our world", Boyce said. Nassar addressed the court on Monday saying "it's impossible to express how sorry I am", telling the survivors " the visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts ". (more...)
Thunder vs. Warriors 2018 odds: Golden State double-digit betting favorite for Tuesday Thunder vs. Warriors 2018 odds: Golden State double-digit betting favorite for Tuesday
- February 07, 2018

Rebound better. Get back in transition more often. Los Angeles has been taking offers for forward Julius Randle since last year's trade deadline, and even though they've been discussing the possibility of potentially keeping him given his recent good play, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on his podcast that Randle is still not in the team's long-term plans. (more...)
Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight
- February 07, 2018

The proposal by John McCain , a Republican , and Chris Coons, a Democrat, is narrower in scope than a plan Trump put forward last month, which was resisted by both hard-line Republicans and Democrats. The House has scheduled a vote for Tuesday on another continuiing resolution and as Democrats did in January when the government was facing a shutdown, they are insisting that no funding bill will be passed with their support unless it includes protections for 800,000 illegal aliens ... (more...)
Dow Jones stock index hit by record plunge Dow Jones stock index hit by record plunge
- February 07, 2018

The S&P 500 , for example, has fallen 7.8 percent since it set its latest record high on January 26. USA crude oil fell 76 cents, or 1.2 percent, to close at $63.39 a barrel in NY. The slide Monday brought the Dow back just below 25,000 points , a level it first crossed a month ago. The market fell by 12.82 per cent, and things barely improved the next day with another 11.73 per cent drop. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi attacks PM over Sitharaman's refusal to disclose Rafale price Rahul Gandhi attacks PM over Sitharaman's refusal to disclose Rafale price
- February 07, 2018

The deal for 36 aircraft was finalised for a price of $8.7 billion. Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said the French firm had sold 12 Rafale fighters to Qatar last November for Rs 694.80 crore each. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday refused to disclose the details of Rafale deal with France saying it "classified information". "Complete non-transparency in disclosure of purchase price of aircrafts, flagrant violation of the mandatory provisions of "Defence ... (more...)
Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement
- February 07, 2018

On Tuesday or Wednesday, McConnell intends for the Senate to vote on a bill passed by the House that funds the military through September and non-military through March 23. Legislation to increase the debt ceiling is always a headache, especially for House GOP leaders whose rank and file hate such votes. "They want to do it their way or no way". (more...)
Pence Talks Stocks, North Korea Pence Talks Stocks, North Korea
- February 07, 2018

It was greeted by throngs of protesters, some of whom held large photos of Kim Jong Un with black crosses drawn through them. That's because he's one of the few high-level North Koreans not on global blacklists over the North's illicit nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
Zimbabwe opposition leader critically ill in S/African hospital Zimbabwe opposition leader critically ill in S/African hospital
- February 07, 2018

Mr Tsvangirai, who confirmed he had colon cancer in June 2016, returned to Johannesburg in January for his latest round of treatment. Local media on Tuesday quoted unnamed sources from Tsvangirai's family as saying that his health deteriorated rapidly on Monday and that he had lost appetite and had difficulty eating and swallowing fluids. (more...)
Immediate Community Health Center Funding Needed Immediate Community Health Center Funding Needed
- February 07, 2018

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. (more...)
Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards
- February 07, 2018

Tucker West of The United States in action during Luge training ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Sliding Centre on February 6, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on the telephone with the Japanese and South Korean leaders Friday, mainly discussing the situation with North Korea. (more...)
Russian athletes appeal Olympic ban in late push to compete Russian athletes appeal Olympic ban in late push to compete
- February 07, 2018

The IOC notes that the Court's decision did not remove suspicions of doping and did not confirm that these athletes can be considered clean. The IOC plans to appeal after CAS, sport's highest court, ruled last Thursday there was " insufficient evidence" to uphold the suspensions issued by the IOC following an investigation into state-sponsored doping in Sochi. (more...)
Key South Africa party meeting on Zuma postponed Key South Africa party meeting on Zuma postponed
- February 07, 2018

Zuma's 10-year tenure has been marked by long-standing, mounting corruption scandals - he faces the prospect of prosecution for 783 counts of corruption, after the nation's prosecuting authority now deliberates whether to reinstate the dismissed charges. (more...)
(NASDAQ:CELG) Shares Bought by Epoch Investment Partners Inc
- February 07, 2018

Smith & Howard Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (CELG) by 11.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (more...)
Fiscal deficit slippage of 0.3% is statistical in character, says Arun Jaitley Fiscal deficit slippage of 0.3% is statistical in character, says Arun Jaitley
- February 07, 2018

Addressing the National Executive Committee Meeting of FICCI, the Finance Minister said the fiscal deficit target was being missed due to a shortfall in non-tax revenue (dividends from PSUs and the RBI and spectrum revenue) and receipts from GST for only 11 months (counting the April-June period, prior to implementation of GST). (more...)
Several Philadelphia Eagles won't visit White House after winning Super Bowl 52 Several Philadelphia Eagles won't visit White House after winning Super Bowl 52
- February 07, 2018

It's just that instead of granting a jousting champion audience in the castle with the King, it's more that whoever wins a World Championship gets to go to the White House to meet the President. According to ESPN's Thomas Neumann, the tradition of winning teams making a trip to the White House started in 1865, when President Andrew Johnson invited the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals amateur baseball clubs. (more...)
Malaysia-Singapore exchanges trading link on the cards, says Najib Malaysia-Singapore exchanges trading link on the cards, says Najib
- February 07, 2018

The new trade link between Bursa Malaysia and the Singapore Exchange would allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other's stock market in a more convenient and cost-efficient manner, benefiting retail investors, regulators of both countries said in a joint statement. (more...)
House intelligence committee unanimously votes to release Democrat memo
- February 07, 2018

Democrats want to release their own 10-page memo to dispute the GOP document. The Republican memo accused senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of not revealing that portions of a dossier used in seeking a court warrant to eavesdrop on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were partly paid for by Democrats. (more...)
Met Éireann issues new weather warning as bitter cold continues to bite Met Éireann issues new weather warning as bitter cold continues to bite
- February 07, 2018

Any snow that falls is likely to be on higher ground, such as the outlying suburbs, and not in the city. A day after the Met announced that this could be one of the coldest weeks of the winter so far, British Airways has cancelled dozens of flights amid warnings that nearly every part of the United Kingdom will be hit by snow over the next two days. (more...)
US House committee votes to release Russian Federation memo from Democrats
- February 07, 2018

Levin, whose program "Life, Liberty and Levin" premieres later this month on Fox News Channel, said Democrats and the media have been fighting to keep the FISA memo away from the public because it effectively shows that " Hillary Clinton paid for a warrant". (more...)
Suggests Nunes Memo Showed FBI Trying to 'Subvert Democracy' Suggests Nunes Memo Showed FBI Trying to 'Subvert Democracy'
- February 07, 2018

Billiter, 64, said he was shocked to hear reports that investigators said critical things of Trump, and he would not believe anything that comes out of the Russian Federation investigation unless it comes with a trove of evidence. "Generally speaking, we're open to considering any document the House Intel Committee submits to us for declassification along the lines that the Nunes memo was considered", said a White House spokesman, Raj Shah. (more...)
Pence: US will boost missile defense against North Pence: US will boost missile defense against North
- February 07, 2018

Pence arrived Tuesday in Japan, where he will meet with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and USA service members. Pence and Aso have been heading each delegation in high-level economic dialogue between the United States and Japan. Seoul last week received an exemption from USA sanctions in order to send a South Korean airplane to the North for an inter-Korean joint ski training session. (more...)
Russia Threatens No One By Deploying Iskander Systems in Kaliningrad Russia Threatens No One By Deploying Iskander Systems in Kaliningrad
- February 06, 2018

Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said Russian Federation used to bring the missile complex to the region wedged between Lithuania and Poland for military drills only, however, "this time the situation is different - it is permanent stationing with all the necessary infrastructure in place". (more...)
Rep. Adam Schiff says Nunes memo doesn't Rep. Adam Schiff says Nunes memo doesn't "vindicate" Trump
- February 06, 2018

Devin Nunes , R-Calif. Key Democrats are seeking to put out the document, including the Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, who urged Mr Trump to back the public release and said that refusing to do so would show the president's intent to undermine the investigation into Russian election interference. (more...)
Pakistan demands access to Indian handlers of RAW spy Kulbushan Jadhav Pakistan demands access to Indian handlers of RAW spy Kulbushan Jadhav
- February 06, 2018

But New Delhi has remained "stubbornly uncooperative", he added. He said Mr. Jadhav has multiple cases against him in which he had been indicted on terror and sabotage related charges and those cases are progressing. Both Pakistan's memorial to the ICJ and an official letter sent by the country's Foreign Office to the external affairs ministry a year ago have sought details from Jadhav's personnel file, such as his date of joining the service and his date of retirement, as proof that he is no ... (more...)
GOP rep: Dems' State of the Union response not 'treasonous,' but 'embarrassing' GOP rep: Dems' State of the Union response not 'treasonous,' but 'embarrassing'
- February 06, 2018

This is the kind of incongruousness that would make the whole affair amusing out of context; I really wanted to laugh when Trump misread "CJ" as "DJ" and tried to pass it off like that was the guy's name or when he delivered his applause lines so poorly that the audience had to wait a beat or two to make sure they were supposed to applaud. (more...)

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