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Justice Dept. watchdog briefs lawmakers on investigation into FBI's Clinton email probe Justice Dept. watchdog briefs lawmakers on investigation into FBI's Clinton email probe
- February 08, 2018

To make that happen, the Justice Department would have to appoint a special prosecutor, who would examine claims trumpeted by the president that the investigation has been compromised by law enforcement with a vendetta. The Justice Department watchdog briefed a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday on its investigation into the FBI's actions during the 2016 election, including its probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. (more...)
Maldives Oppn calls for Indian intervention Maldives Oppn calls for Indian intervention
- February 08, 2018

Since coming to power, Yameen has rolled back nascent democratic reforms, systematically sidelined political opponents, stifled protests and closed independent media outlets with the help of an often pliant parliament and judiciary. Nasheed, in exile since he was allowed to go overseas for medical treatment in 2016, urged India to send an envoy "backed by the military" to the Maldives to free the detained judges and political prisoners. (more...)
Bermuda becomes first national territory in world to repeal same-sex marriage Bermuda becomes first national territory in world to repeal same-sex marriage
- February 08, 2018

Gov. John Rankin today signed a bill into law replacing marriage rights for same-sex couples with domestic partnerships in the archipelago, a self-governing British national territory in the Atlantic Ocean. Brown pushed for The Domestic Partnership Act as a compromise between equality seekers and offended Christians. Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown praised the Act, saying it "gives same-sex couples rights equivalent to those enjoyed by heterosexual married couples". (more...)
Britons angry after Trump says United Kingdom health service 'not working' Britons angry after Trump says United Kingdom health service 'not working'
- February 08, 2018

Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. Trump's tweet came after ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage appeared on Fox And Friends, one of the president's favorite shows, talking about the weekend march. But, in her reply, during Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons, Mrs May said it was too early to judge what "requirements" the USA would have in those post-Brexit trade talks. (more...)
Gisele's Super Bowl lesson: Did Patriots really 'let' Eagles win? Gisele's Super Bowl lesson: Did Patriots really 'let' Eagles win?
- February 08, 2018

I get to work with him every day. "Nah, I personally do not anticipate attending", Jenkins told CNN . Also spotted on the list are two Super Bowls that the Giants took part in. "And that if we could protect him, give him time to throw, with the receivers and arm that he has, he would get the job done", Kelce said. "It was something we practiced for the last two weeks and I just believed in the play", Clement said. (more...)
Five held for helping Pakistani terrorist escape Five held for helping Pakistani terrorist escape
- February 08, 2018

Five suspected were detained for helping Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Naveed Jatt to escape on January 6 from a Srinagar hospital after two policemen, escorting the detenues from central jail, were killed by unidentified assailants. The officials said that the police were able to wipe out on the four accused through the help of CCTV camera footage and conversations on social media. (more...)
Unclassified Senate Doc Reveals 2nd Trump Dossier Authored by Spy
- February 08, 2018

The senators cite "footnote 8" as saying that the dossier was compiled at the "direction of a law firm who had hired an 'identified US person.'" The senators identify the person as Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele. Grassley and Graham had released the heavily-redacted version of the memo earlier this week. Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Tuesday on Fox News's The Story that the Clinton friend has been mentioned ... (more...)
Archaeologists find 4400-year-old tomb outside Cairo Archaeologists find 4400-year-old tomb outside Cairo
- February 08, 2018

The newly discovered tomb of "Hetpet" has the architectural style and the decorative elements of the Fifth Dynasty with an entrance leading to an L-shaped shrine with a purification basin, he said. The first phase of Grand Egyptian museum is expected to open later this year while the grand opening is planned for 2022. Archaeologists in Egypt have unveiled the tomb, which features impressive paintings of a priestess, offering a rare glimpse into the ancient life of a high ranking woman. (more...)
No Evidence Border Patrol Agent's Death Was A Homicide No Evidence Border Patrol Agent's Death Was A Homicide
- February 08, 2018

The memo also states that due to his injuries, Garland's ability to recall the events has been impaired. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office described the incident as a "murder". Sheriff Oscar Carrillo of Culberson County, where the two officers were injured, was on scene that night. He also theorized that the agent's could have been sideswiped by a passing vehicle. (more...)
Gisele clarifies the Super Bowl postgame comments she made to her children Gisele clarifies the Super Bowl postgame comments she made to her children
- February 08, 2018

The Packers are hoping a healthy Aaron Rodgers can get them past the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North while the Steelers are going for their third straight AFC North title behind two-time Super Bowl champ Ben Roethlisberger. They each started the opener the next season. He thought the Eagles would have to make the trade if they could get a second-round pick in return, a price multiple insiders thought Philly might be able to get after Sunday night. (more...)
Report shows Brexit could cut Scottish GDP by 9% Report shows Brexit could cut Scottish GDP by 9%
- February 08, 2018

The figure is worse than the 8.5 per cent cut to GDP predicted by a Scottish Government study last month. A land bridge to ferry sealed containers of medicines through Britain; maintenance of 30 Service Level Agreements with Northern Ireland; dual language packaging on medications; blue lights at the Border for the ambulance services; greater links to bio-banking and clinical research facilities and dual language packaging of medicines are the future for the Irish health services envisaged ... (more...)
Former Bangladesh Premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in jail Former Bangladesh Premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in jail
- February 08, 2018

Thousands of activists of Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) defied heavy police security to accompany the opposition leader as her motorcade moved slowly towards the magistrates' court to hear the verdict. Prime Minister Hasina this month announced a general election would be held this year. In the same case, Khaleda's son Tarique Rahman and four others - former Magura MP Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal, former principal secretary to the PM Kamal Uddin Siddique, BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's ... (more...)
Air Strikes Kill 31, Including Children, in Syria
- February 08, 2018

At least three hospitals or health facilities were hit in the strikes, which recall some of the worst periods of the war. The president of Syria Bashar-al-Assad in conjunction with the Russian Airforce and militias backed by Iran are pursuing military operations against the rebels in the last significant redoubts of the regions that have been in control of Assad's opponents in the western side of the country. (more...)
Storm to deliver snow to Vermont, northern New England Storm to deliver snow to Vermont, northern New England
- February 08, 2018

Much colder temperatures arrive behind this next storm system Friday night into Saturday . The icy conditions will amplify the effect on the roadways and drivers, creating unsafe conditions to be out and about. Watch WTAJ News at Noon for the latest weather conditions . The morning drive could be slower than normal given the estimated arrival time of the snow. (more...)
PM Modi calls for scrutiny of welfare schemes PM Modi calls for scrutiny of welfare schemes
- February 08, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi wanted a young India ... but they ( Congress ) don't want a New India (government's vision for 2022). they say we want Gandhi's India , but he (Gandhi) had also asked for a Congress Mukt Bharat and asked for its disbandment after Independence as there was no need for it. (more...)
Pope says Korea's Winter Olympics offer hope for peace Pope says Korea's Winter Olympics offer hope for peace
- February 08, 2018

The Olympics have triggered an apparent rapprochement on the divided peninsula, where tensions have been high over the nuclear-armed North's weapons ambitions. Choe is subject to United Nations sanctions, as well, which actually bar him from leaving his country. South Korea also proposed at that time that North Korean athletes should march with South Korean athletes during the Winter Olympics' Opening and Closing ceremonies. (more...)
Thorns still linger with Pyeongchang Olympic Games set to begin Thorns still linger with Pyeongchang Olympic Games set to begin
- February 08, 2018

But the US, facing heightened tensions with Pyongyang, has approached the matter more cautiously and has sought to cast the Olympics as an opportunity to underscore global pressure on North Korea. Born September 26, 1987, Kim Yo Jong studied in Switzerland like her brother and is believed to have attended Kim Il Sung University and a western European school for her higher education. (more...)
Man dismembered body at restaurant, took train, burned remains Man dismembered body at restaurant, took train, burned remains
- February 08, 2018

With the suitcase in tow, he peddled from a train station to the parking lot of a Home Depot in Los Angeles, where he set the suitcase ablaze. A homeless man killed his wife in an abandoned California restaurant, dismembered her body and carried it aboard a light-rail train in a suitcase before burning her remains outside a home improvement store, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. (more...)
Duke, North Carolina renew storied rivalry Duke, North Carolina renew storied rivalry
- February 08, 2018

John's in which Gary Trent Jr scored 22 points in 7 of 12 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. "That would make me feel a heck of a lot better". Krzyzewski said the Tar Heels' depth provides numerous scenarios. Defensively, North Carolina basketball yields 72.8 points per game against the opposing teams. (more...)
France says Syrian govt likely using chlorine gas on rebel-held areas France says Syrian govt likely using chlorine gas on rebel-held areas
- February 08, 2018

But Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria , because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds. Asked how France would respond, Le Drian pointed to the "partnership against impunity" agreed by two dozen countries in January to ensure that perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria are held accountable. (more...)
United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency
- February 08, 2018

Earlier, responding to Maldivian former President Mohamed Nasheed's Tuesday evening request for sending "envoy and troops", India had expressed "concern" saying it was "disturbed" by the " state of emergency " imposed by President Abdulla Yameen . (more...)
United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit
- February 08, 2018

Brussels released papers showing it wants to put in place a method to rapidly curtail the UK's single market benefits if it breaches agreements on a transition deal. Even then, British officials will have to leave the room once the relevant part of discussions has come to an end. The UK will also be bound by obligations stemming from the global agreements concluded by the union and will be obliged to accept constraints on its worldwide diplomatic stance - in effect to act as a team player ... (more...)
Democratic memo launched by US Home Intelligence Committee
- February 08, 2018

The memo says all this represents "a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses". "We are chiseling away at processes and institutions on which we now depend - and on which we will depend in the future", said Hayden, who has worked for both Democratic and Republican administrations. (more...)
MI loses only top-100 commit Otis Reese to Georgia MI loses only top-100 commit Otis Reese to Georgia
- February 08, 2018

It was a double-whammy for MI. Georgia is still in pursuit of the No. 1 overall class, which now belongs to Ohio State after the Buckeyes added a 5-star recruit of their own in top-ranked offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. In addition to landing Reese and Campbell, the Bulldogs reportedly got assistant coach Scott Fountain back on its staff. Reese (6 feet 4, 206 pounds) plays for Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County. (more...)
Mom says daycare waxed toddler's eyebrows Mom says daycare waxed toddler's eyebrows
- February 08, 2018

At first the 19-year-old mother thought it might have been a scratch, but when she looked closer, her daughter's eyebrows appeared to be thinner than when she was dropped off. Alyssa Salgado and Glenda Maria Cruz both took to Facebook to complain after they discovered that daycare workers at the Boys and Girls Club daycare center waxed their toddlers' eyebrows. (more...)
Richardson officer killed, civilian injured in apartment shooting Richardson officer killed, civilian injured in apartment shooting
- February 08, 2018

The station says the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m.in the officer's response to a disturbance call at the apartment complex. At this time, police are reporting a suspect has been barricaded inside an apartment building, and that they have fired multiple rounds at officers when attempting negotiations. (more...)
Kruse says he won't step down over groping allegations Kruse says he won't step down over groping allegations
- February 08, 2018

She said that Kruse's colleagues described him as a positive contributor to the business of the senate. On another occasion, Gelser told Rubanoff that Kruse "wrapped his left arm around her shoulder with his fingers extending down toward her breast, and placed his right hand on her thigh with his fingers under the hem of her skirt". (more...)
North Korea not interested in meeting US VP Pence North Korea not interested in meeting US VP Pence
- February 08, 2018

Pence and his wife Karen toured Hama-rikyu Gardens in Tokyo and met with Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The vice president's trip will be highlighted by his stop at the Pyeongchang Games. He touted the coming deployment of an additional 20 ground-based interceptors that would respond to launch. South Korea's spy agency has begun investigating the possibility that North Korean hackers orchestrated the theft of about $500 million worth of digital coins from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange ... (more...)
There's another conservative memo going after the Trump dossier author There's another conservative memo going after the Trump dossier author
- February 08, 2018

That includes the initial FISA application for Page and the three renewals as well as other materials used to support them. These men and women are professional and nonpartisan in carrying out their sworn duty to serve and protect. The Washington Post also reported that Mr Steele compared possessing the information he found about Mr Trump to "sitting on a nuclear weapon". Former senior Obama State Department official Victoria Nuland admitted on Sunday that Steele had established with the ... (more...)
Scorching air balloon crashes in Dixons Creek close to Melbourne Scorching air balloon crashes in Dixons Creek close to Melbourne
- February 08, 2018

The flight was conducted by Go Wild Ballooning, which offers balloon rides around the Yarra Valley, Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. 9NEWS reports that 15 people were on board and at least seven have neck and back injuries. Seven people have since been taken to hospital in a stable condition. Two women in their 50s have been taken Marnoondah Hospital, while a woman in her 60s has been taken to Box Hill Hospital with suspected ankle fractures. (more...)

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