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Pakistan seeks United States funds for fence on Afghan border Pakistan seeks United States funds for fence on Afghan border
- February 10, 2018

Hizb Ullah Astam Khan (Hizb Ullah) and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan (Dilawar) were both designated for supporting and facilitating terrorist activities of Fazeel-A-Tul Shaykh Abu Mohammed Ameen Al-Peshwari (aka Shaykh Aminullah). Asif urged the United States to help Islamabad sent the Afghan refugees back to their native land. He said Pakistan looked forward to mutually beneficial partnership with all countries and its foreign policy reflected the aspirations of its people and served its ... (more...)
Conviction joins the ranks of Xbox One backwards compatibility — Splinter Cell Conviction joins the ranks of Xbox One backwards compatibility — Splinter Cell
- February 10, 2018

Anybody who downloaded the game in the Xbox 360 era will find the new release in the "My Games and Apps" section of the dashboard. Fans can grab the Xbox 360 release for just £4.49 from the Xbox store. Splinter Cell Conviction is the first in the Splinter Cell series to become backward compatible. However, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, there are complications with licenses. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi to launch pre-election rally in Karnataka Rahul Gandhi to launch pre-election rally in Karnataka
- February 10, 2018

Mr. Gandhi is visiting the State for the first time since he become the party president in December past year. Old-timers still remember how Sushma had made Sonia's foreign origin an election issue in 1999. Yeddyurappa in another tweet in Kannada said that Congress has faced setback and BJP has won wherever Rahul Gandhi has campaigned in the past. During the "Jana Aashirwada Yatre", Rahul will hold a public meeting at Municipal Ground in Hosapete at 1 PM. (more...)
Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats
- February 10, 2018

With a Thursday night deadline looming, Congress is working to avoid another partial government shutdown . The two-year budget deal would lift caps on defense and non-defense spending by $300 billion over two years. The White House is also demanding funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, a reduction in legal immigration to the United States, and prioritizing newcomers with advanced work skills. (more...)
Eisenhauer guilty: Messages with second youth discussed murder Eisenhauer guilty: Messages with second youth discussed murder
- February 10, 2018

Under Virginia law, a defendant can plead no contest without admitting to the crime if the defendant agrees that the prosecutor has enough evidence that the court return a guilty verdict. "I was blessed to be Nicole's mother, to be her friend for 13 years ..." Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt also thanked investigators and said, "The justice system is incapable of healing the loss; we all suffer with the loss of this little girl". (more...)
Gerald Stanley found not guilty in 2016 death of Colten Boushie Gerald Stanley found not guilty in 2016 death of Colten Boushie
- February 10, 2018

The trial heard that Boushie, from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot in the head while he was sitting in an SUV that had been driven onto Stanley's farm near Biggar, Sask. The verdict in the case was announced shortly after 7:30 pm Friday night. Arlen Dumas, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said the decision can not stand. (more...)
Israel Downs Iranian Drone Strikes Targets in Syria In Retaliation Israel Downs Iranian Drone Strikes Targets in Syria In Retaliation
- February 10, 2018

An Israeli F-16 went down on Saturday in Israeli territory, but the jet's pilots ejected safely, according to the IDF. Syrian anti-aircraft fire triggered rocket sirens in northern Israel, first in the northern Israeli town of Beit She'an and later in the surrounding areas and Golan Heights. (more...)
Trump to nominate White House aide for drug czar - White House
- February 10, 2018

Top officials remained staunch in their support of Porter on Wednesday. "It's obviously a tough time for him". So the White House had no choice but to defend him. Trump also has been quizzing those around him about their opinion of Mulvaney in recent weeks, aides and associates tell CNN. The two sources with knowledge of the decision insisted that Carroll's departure was in the works before Porter's resignation earlier this week. (more...)
Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against Rob Porter
- February 10, 2018

Trump, in July 2016, on the late Roger Ailes. That version of events contradicts both the public record and accounts from numerous other White House officials in recent days as the Porter drama unfolded. Kelly also said Trump had since "evolved" on the issue. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was leading those operations until he was booted just after the election and replaced at the top of the president's transition team by the vice president. (more...)
Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations
- February 10, 2018

However, Sorensen alleges it was his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, who was abusive towards him. "A lot of attacks on my character and my intelligence". "It was very sad when we heard about it", Trump said. He did not elaborate. On Thursday, deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a rare admission that the White House could have handled the Porter fiasco better. (more...)
Treasury bond yield spike spooks stock market bulls Treasury bond yield spike spooks stock market bulls
- February 10, 2018

Asia's biggest market - Japan's Nikkei 225 index - lost 2.3 per cent. On the Nasdaq , 1,579 issues fell and 1,259 advanced. The latest round of selling knocked the Dow and S&P 500 back into the red for the year. Furthermore, the 10-year Treasury Yield was up by a total of 2.845% just before the market closes. "The trigger has been the really fast rise in bond yields", said Evan Brown, director of asset allocation at UBS Asset Management. (more...)
Atrium health merger with Navicent health system Atrium health merger with Navicent health system
- February 10, 2018

With almost 12 million patient encounters each year, or one every three seconds, Atrium Health is positioned better than ever to reach the communities and rural areas that often lack access to services. The change reflects the system's evolution as it establishes the next generation of health care and looks to advance beyond traditional borders and care settings. (more...)
The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018 The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018
- February 10, 2018

According to the Politico media outlet, 71 senators backed the bill, while 28 opposed it during the vote at about 2 a.m. local time on Friday (07:00 GMT). The deal had been expected to sail through the Senate , and the House had planned to vote on it later Thursday, until Paul took his stand. " If you're against president (Barack) Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow ... (more...)
MassMutual to close Charlotte operations, move hundreds of jobs MassMutual to close Charlotte operations, move hundreds of jobs
- February 10, 2018

The action is part of a MassMutual announcement this week of plans to expand the firm's footprint in its home state, where it expects to increase its workforce by approximately 70 percent by the end of 2021. New York-based MetLife spun off that retail business past year as Brighthouse Financial, which is headquartered in Charlotte. The company is expanding their MA headquarters with a $300 million investment and creating 2,000 new jobs. (more...)
Australian Politicians May Be Banned From Having Sex With Their Staff Australian Politicians May Be Banned From Having Sex With Their Staff
- February 10, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull has offered words of support for the ex-wife and children of Barnaby Joyce, after it was revealed he is expecting a child with a former staffer. On Wednesday Kyle Sandilands reignited his feud with Mr Joyce, calling the Deputy Prime Minister an "old beetroot". 'I am deeply saddened by the news that my husband has been having an affair and is now having a child with a former staff member. (more...)
OraSure Technologies (OSUR) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research
- February 10, 2018

The stock price dropped with downswing change of -16.60% when it was compared to 20-day moving average. It has outperformed by 99.37% the S&P500. The stock's quarterly performance represents optimistic momentum of 26.93 percent. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS). ( NASDAQ :OSUR). Globeflex Capital L P reported 0.44% stake. (more...)
Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump
- February 10, 2018

The bill is opposed by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi because Republican House leaders will not guarantee her that they will allow a debate later on about taking steps to protect about 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation. fiscal crises that have gridlocked this body, it will also deliver a large investment in our military and robust funding of middle-class programs", the Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer told colleagues. (more...)
Drone light show scrapped after logistical challenges at Olympics opening ceremony Drone light show scrapped after logistical challenges at Olympics opening ceremony
- February 10, 2018

The world record flight was prerecorded for the event. Intel has planned to launch 300 zones during the opening ceremony as part of a light show but the plan was scrapped. While this may be the first Opening Ceremony to feature drones as an integral part of the aesthetics, it is not the only aspect of these Games in which drones will play a part. (more...)
City lifts state of snow emergency City lifts state of snow emergency
- February 10, 2018

Residents should park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days and even side of the street on even-numbers days. Violators risk a ticket and/or tow-away at the owner's expense. "We thought if we stacked snow in the downtown parking areas, people wouldn't park there", Public Works director Dave Carney said. Parking controls (gates, card readers, and pay stations) in the North and South Parking Garages will go back online on Monday, February 12, at 6 a.m. (more...)
'This Is Us' Sees Minor Super Bowl Lift 'This Is Us' Sees Minor Super Bowl Lift
- February 10, 2018

Elsewhere on NBC, the Ellen's Game of Games season finale stayed consistent (1.9, 7.7 million). It will still wind up the most-watched television program for the year. " Super Bowl LII delivered for all of our partners, and provided us with the unique opportunity to give America a look ahead at the Olympic Winter Games". (more...)
Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018 Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018
- February 10, 2018

The bill stalled in the Senate on Thursday night when one of the opponents, Republican Rand Paul , refused to allow a speedy vote. The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the budget agreement boiled over when a determined Paul brought the Senate's work to a halt. (more...)
Imran Khan violates ECP code, participates in NA-154 Lodhran rally Imran Khan violates ECP code, participates in NA-154 Lodhran rally
- February 10, 2018

Imran Khan criticised the statements of Nawaz Sharif against the judiciary and said when the Supreme Court asked him to give the money trail, he brought a Qatari letter. The commission has directed all political parties to abide by the code of conduct. By-polls at the constituency are scheduled for February 12. A total of 1,043 polling booths have been set up at the stations, where 338 presiding officers and 1,043 assistant presiding officers will be on duty on voting day. (more...)
Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan, one soldier injured Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan, one soldier injured
- February 10, 2018

The area was cordoned off as intermittent firing continued. Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. The firing was still underway at 8 am and the police had cordoned off the area around 36 Brigade Army camp. S. D. Singh Jamwal said that two injuries have been reported and the terrorist stormed inside one of the army family quarter. (more...)
Flood Watch in effect for Alabama, Tennessee through Sunday afternoon Flood Watch in effect for Alabama, Tennessee through Sunday afternoon
- February 10, 2018

Low-lying areas that are prone to flooding - including creeks, riverbeds, and nearby roadways - should be monitored through the weekend. It will begin falling between 8 PM and 10 PM across Franklin, Colbert, Lawrence, southern Morgan, and southern Marshall counties. (more...)
Herbert shoots to lead at Perth golf event Herbert shoots to lead at Perth golf event
- February 10, 2018

Westwood shot a two-under 70 in tricky winds to move to eight-under overall, alongside Rumford. "Just putting your feet up", Rumford said of the advantage of having a first-round bye. Rumford led the tournament from start to finish a year ago, dominating the opening three rounds of stroke play before winning the final-round match-play format at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. (more...)
Trump signs new budget deal, officially ending government shutdown Trump signs new budget deal, officially ending government shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. There was far less drama in the Senate, where the measure sailed through by a 71-28 tally. "It's his right, of course, to vote against the bill", McConnell said around 6 p.m. House Democratic leaders opposed the measure - arguing it should resolve the plight of Dreamers - but not with all their might. "I ran for office because I was critical of President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said on the floor, "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand ... (more...)
Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital Was Pinnacle of My First Year Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital Was Pinnacle of My First Year
- February 10, 2018

And I think it was a very important point. Now, after his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, he has proof of that, and does not for one second regret his decision. He added "I think both sides will have to make hard compromises to reach a peace agreement". India was one of the earliest champions of the Palestinian cause but in recent years turned to Israel for high-tech military equipment and anti-terrorism cooperation. (more...)
Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo
- February 10, 2018

John Kelly, White House chief of staff, said earlier this week that he told the lawyers reviewing the document to "get back to me" by the end of Thursday with their recommendation on whether President Donald Trump should release the memo. (more...)
Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban
- February 10, 2018

The regulations required Airbnb hosts to register with the city or face fines of up to $1,000 per day. Detroit authorities are turning up the heat on Airbnb hosts, now that the city's new zoning rules are in effect. Over the last two years there have been a few enforcement actions that have involved Airbnb properties, but those tickets have arisen from other complaints or violations related to those properties. (more...)
Larry Nassar housed in federal facility in MI Larry Nassar housed in federal facility in MI
- February 10, 2018

She acknowledged being "the focus of this anger" but has denied any coverup by the university. The university announced Friday that Engler has submitted a request to the Office of the Provost to revoke Strampel's tenure, the first step in terminating his employment. (more...)

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