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Twitter to inform 677775 people they interacted with Kremlin-linked account Twitter to inform 677775 people they interacted with Kremlin-linked account
- January 21, 2018

The San Francisco tech firm said Friday that it's sending e-mails to 677,775 users in the United States who followed accounts connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency or shared or liked tweets from this group. Twitter also said that it has improved its system to identify, detect, and block "bad actors" from infiltrating its platforms, and has significantly ramped up its ability to root out suspicious accounts in recent months. (more...)
Halladay Had Drugs In System Halladay Had Drugs In System
- January 21, 2018

Petersburg, Fla., on November 7. Halladay's blood alcohol content, according to the autopsy, was 0.01. An autopsy on former major-leaguer Roy Halladay showed that he had amphetamines, morphine and a sleep aid in his system when he died in a plane crash off the west coast of Florida, The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. (more...)
Gunmen storm state-owned hotel in Afghan capital Gunmen storm state-owned hotel in Afghan capital
- January 21, 2018

Danish was quoted by CNN as saying earlier that special forces had arrived at the scene and were battling the assailants. An official told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that four attackers are "inside the building" and "shooting at guests". The Department said it had received reports of "extremist groups" planning a hotel attack in the capital, "such as [on] the Hotel Baron near Hamid Karzai Int'l Airport ". (more...)
Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Pass Funding Measure Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Pass Funding Measure
- January 21, 2018

Congress passed several stopgap spending bills - the last in late December to extend the deadline into January - to avert a government shutdown during a turbulent budget season, with the Senate falling far behind the House, which passed all appropriations bills before the start of the fiscal year October 1. (more...)
US Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Trump's Travel Ban US Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Trump's Travel Ban
- January 20, 2018

In what is seen as a test of Trump's Presidential powers the US Supreme Court announced will consider a challenge to a ban on people from 6 Muslim-majority countries. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the December ruling. At issue is the Trump administration's stated desire to ensure national security. (more...)
London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting because of Brexit London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting because of Brexit
- January 20, 2018

A second Brexit referendum would not be undemocratic, according to the taoiseach, who denied yesterday that he was part of a grand conspiracy aimed at overturning the British vote. The claim that "we send the European Union 350 million pounds a week" was emblazoned on the side of a bus used by the "leave" campaign in Britain's 2016 European Union membership referendum. (more...)
Lebanon Plans To Ban 'The Post' Over Spielberg's Pro-Israel Stance Lebanon Plans To Ban 'The Post' Over Spielberg's Pro-Israel Stance
- January 20, 2018

Lebanon follows the blacklist policy, in accordance with a cultural boycott on Israel, but several Spielberg films have actually been screened in their cinemas, including " The Adventures of Tintin ", "The BFG " and " Bridge of Spies ". (more...)
Cryptocurrency prices steady with ripple bouncing back 30% after 'severe' sell-off Cryptocurrency prices steady with ripple bouncing back 30% after 'severe' sell-off
- January 19, 2018

The shift toward tighter regulation sparked strong reaction from many South Koreans, thousands of whom signed a petition on the website of the presidential Blue House to stop a ban on cryptocurrency trading . The largest digital coin was down 16 percent to $11,755 as of 10:15 a.m.in London , the lowest level since late December, according to composite pricing on Bloomberg , bringing an end to its two-day rally. (more...)
Tillerson: US military not leaving Syria Tillerson: US military not leaving Syria
- January 19, 2018

We will discourage economic relations between the Assad's regime and other countries. A day earlier, Tillerson said the United States, the European Union, and regional partners will not provide global reconstruction assistance to areas under the control of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. (more...)
A Look into Just Energy Group Inc (JE.TO) as Shares Move A Look into Just Energy Group Inc (JE.TO) as Shares Move
- January 19, 2018

This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com . We have $43.27 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:VIA worth $1.30 billion more. Therefore 44% are positive. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Neutral" on Wednesday, June 29. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Shares of Moneygram Intl (MGI) is moving on volatility today 1.72% or 0.21 from the open. (more...)
Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law
- January 19, 2018

The US leader also signed into law a short-term funding bill that will keep the federal government running until January 19, averting a looming shutdown. More than six times as many corporations - 32, according to Senate Democrats , including Honeywell, Prudential Financial, Home Depot, Pfizer and Bank of America - have said they would use the money to buy back $84 billion in stock and boost share prices . (more...)
Canadian woman convicted in friend's murder Canadian woman convicted in friend's murder
- January 18, 2018

Antoine ultimately accepted responsibility but within her please she said she did not remember the actual killing. The picture of the pair, which was taken hours before Ms Gargol's death, was posted on Antoine's own facebook page and found by the police during a two-year investigation. (more...)
Kurds appeal to United Nations over Turkey threats Kurds appeal to United Nations over Turkey threats
- January 18, 2018

Their presence now appears to be evolving into a wider regional policy aimed, among its goals, at fulfilling the Trump administration's promises to get tough on Iran. Tabler, a Syria specialist at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Much like with Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States can check out of Syria any time but it can never fully leave. (more...)
Wal-Mart launches programme to safely dispose of unused opioids Wal-Mart launches programme to safely dispose of unused opioids
- January 18, 2018

Walmart says its pharmacy customers can request a free packet at any time. "The health and safety of our patients is a critical priority", said Marybeth Hays, executive vice president of consumables and health at Walmart U.S. Walmart already was among pharmacies that drugs. Wal Mart ( WMT ) now distributes safety brochures with prescriptions and offers to counsel on safe opioid usage. (more...)
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to return Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to return
- January 18, 2018

The 'box is thought to be the same ten-speed automatic used in the F-150 Raptor and Chevy's Camaro ZL1. All joking aside, judging by the winglets and further-developed GT350 bodywork you can catch a glimpse of in the teaser, the new GT500 should be more in keeping with the current-gen Stang's new-found focus. (more...)
Philippine Online News Site Vows To Fight Attempts To Shut It Down Philippine Online News Site Vows To Fight Attempts To Shut It Down
- January 18, 2018

Plus: The whole episode helps Duterte opponents portraying his administration as an enemy of freedom and rights, not only in the thousands of killings in the anti-drug war, but also over martial law in Mindanao, pressure on the press, and Charter change purportedly meant to cancel elections and extend the President's rule. (more...)
Thousands evacuated in Philippines as volcano threatens eruption Thousands evacuated in Philippines as volcano threatens eruption
- January 17, 2018

Manila: Authorities in the Philippines widened the evacuation area as Mayon volcano spewed lava in spectacular fashion, with warnings of an impending hazardous eruption . The Philippines has raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano to "level 3" after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead to eruptions of magma. (more...)
Lavrov lashes out at USA in annual news conference Lavrov lashes out at USA in annual news conference
- January 17, 2018

He noted that if the U.S. reneged on the previously agreed-upon deal with Iran, attempts to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear program would become harder. Kremlin-aligned former Afghan president Hamid Karzai announced in April 2017 that Norway and Germany have a long history of holding talks with the Taliban, and argued that Western criticism of Russia's Taliban links constitutes a double standard. (more...)
West urges calm as Serbia denounces 'terrorist' killing of politician West urges calm as Serbia denounces 'terrorist' killing of politician
- January 17, 2018

I call on the institutions of Kosovo to investigate this murder at once and with professionalism, in order for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. But after a retrial was ordered he was released past year and awaiting a new trial. He was considered a moderate politician, following a new political trend, and took part in all common avtivities with Albanian politicians in which he spoke in Albanian. (more...)
Mumbai is lot safer now, says Moshe's grandfather on his arrival Mumbai is lot safer now, says Moshe's grandfather on his arrival
- January 17, 2018

She found the two-year-old crying next to the bodies of his parents; she picked him up and dashed out along with the Nariman House cook Zakir Qazi. Moshe Holtzberg , now 12, reached New Delhi on Sunday as part of the visiting Israeli delegation led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . (more...)
Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after massive explosion Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after massive explosion
- January 17, 2018

On January 8 the bulker was escorted by a rescue vessel into Zhoushan, south of Shanghai, where it is now moored. Iranian officials said on Sunday the remaining 29 crew members and passengers of the tanker were presumed dead. The blazing vessel, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes - nearly one million barrels - of condensate, an ultra-light, highly flammable crude oil, sank on Sunday evening after several explosions weakened the hull. (more...)
Abbas says Israel 'killed' Oslo Accords Abbas says Israel 'killed' Oslo Accords
- January 16, 2018

The majority of the global community, including the United Kingdom, have their embassies in Tel Aviv as the Palestinians regard East Jerusalem as the capital of their state. "We will not accept what the U.S.is going to propose to us and will not accept its mediation after its Jerusalem crime, but we will accept only an global mediation in the peace process with a goal to end the occupation", he said, according to WAFA . (more...)
Iran rules out any change to nuclear agreement Iran rules out any change to nuclear agreement
- January 16, 2018

The demonstrations that erupted in a number of towns and cities were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, but authorities say the unrest has waned in recent days, and the security forces insist they have restored order. (more...)
Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school
- January 16, 2018

The state medical cannabis law prohibits possessing or using marijuana on school grounds or buses, though a school may not prohibit a student from using medical marijuana at home. A recent prescription for medical marijuana is illegal in some places in IL, including her Schaumburg school. Cannabis oil drops help her get through the school day, according to the lawsuit obtained by USA Today . (more...)
'Ron Weasley's flying vehicle?' Speeding auto 'flies' into second floor of building 'Ron Weasley's flying vehicle?' Speeding auto 'flies' into second floor of building
- January 16, 2018

And, the trapped person has been rescued by Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). Captain Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said officials received a call about a crash in Santa Ana, California , at about 5.30am. (more...)
USA discloses PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria USA discloses PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria
- January 15, 2018

A senior Turkish official told Reuters the USA training of the new " Border Security Force " is the reason that the US charge d'affaires was summoned in Ankara on Wednesday. "We will continue our operations begun with Operation Euphrates Shield to clean our southern borders of terror in Afrin (northern Syria) in the days ahead god willing", Erdogan said in a televised speech. (more...)
Tsunami warning canceled after 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru Tsunami warning canceled after 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru
- January 15, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the 4:18 a.m. temblor had a magnitude of 7.1, down from an earlier calculation of 7.3. The quake jolted people awake as far away as capital city of Lima , some 350 miles, almost 560 kilometers, from Acari, blocked some roads, collapsed adobe homes in several towns and left at least one supermarket a jumble of fallen crackers boxes and soda bottles. (more...)
Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview
- January 15, 2018

Gabbard, a Democrat, said Trump should be talking directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to work out a deal so that the people of her state are no longer living in fear of a possible nuclear attack. Mr. Trump: I don't want to comment on it-I don't want to comment, I'm not saying I have or I haven't. This week's thawing of relations came after Kim, in a New Year's Day address, said he wanted his country to compete in the Olympics. (more...)
Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops
- January 15, 2018

The recent strike was the fourth time Israel has bombed and destroyed a cross-border tunnel since November 2017. Israel "targeted a terror infrastructure using fighter jets in the southern Rafah region, adjacent to the Egypt-Gaza Strip border", an army statement said. (more...)
Metro Detroit residents in Hawaii react after emergency alert mistakenly sent out Metro Detroit residents in Hawaii react after emergency alert mistakenly sent out
- January 15, 2018

Students at the University of Hawaii Manoa streamed out of the dorms, some still in bathrobes and pajamas. "SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL", the warning said on smartphones. Hawaii state lawmaker Kaniela Ing told CNN he had heard stories of people making tearful goodbye calls, and he said that a family had taken shelter in the sewers. (more...)
GOP Senator Says Trump Didn't Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations GOP Senator Says Trump Didn't Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations
- January 15, 2018

Dick Durbin's most recent comments and additional reporting. "Ask anyone who's dealt with both". The " shithole countries " remark has vexed Republicans, compelling many to make statements criticizing Trump for the remarks. He called the media reports a "gross misrepresentation" of the what occurred in the meeting. He and Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) last week, said "I do not recall" Trump making the remark. (more...)
Why did Trump grant only one governor's wish on drilling? Why did Trump grant only one governor's wish on drilling?
- January 15, 2018

The soon to be gone New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie along with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, and Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan want no part of offshore drilling in their respective states . Also keep in mind that the risks of oil spills off DE and New Jersey remain significant, due to large amount of tanker traffic and the lightering that takes place when shipments are moved from supertankers. (more...)
India Considers Israeli Spike Missiles Deal Through G-to-G Route India Considers Israeli Spike Missiles Deal Through G-to-G Route
- January 14, 2018

While the relationship between Israel and India has flowered under Modi's BJP government-with a refreshing and exhilarating lack of ambivalence-it must be remembered that it was under Prime Minister P.V. Meanwhile, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Friday had downplayed India's stand at the UN General Assembly over the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in place of Tel Aviv, saying New Delhi's view "cannot influence" Indo-Israel ties. (more...)
Georgia QB Jacob Eason Is Expected To Transfer To Washington Georgia QB Jacob Eason Is Expected To Transfer To Washington
- January 14, 2018

Jake Browning is returning for his senior season at Washington , which is expected to be one of the nation's top teams in 2018. He completed 55.1 percent of his throws for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions across 13 games. (more...)
New tax law won't affect 2017 filing season New tax law won't affect 2017 filing season
- January 14, 2018

The time it will take for employees to see the changes in their paychecks will vary depending on how quickly the new tables are implemented by their employers and how often they are paid - generally weekly, biweekly or monthly. Currently, the IRS is revising that tool to reflect the most recent tax law changes. The new withholding tables take into account a variety of changes brought about by the passage of the GOP's revamped tax code. (more...)
Judges revolt against Chief Justice, government to not intervene Judges revolt against Chief Justice, government to not intervene
- January 14, 2018

Regarding the turn of events, Jose feels that more or less the mainstream media and the main opposition parties who were silent on the The Caravan expose were now forced to take up the issue. While the ruling party has tried to steer clear on any controversy relating to the matter, Congress President addressed a full-fledged press conference on Friday evening expressing his fear over the sword hanging on India's democratic system and demanded a proper investigation into the death of Judge ... (more...)
State Capture Inquiry - Mkhwebane Reacts, Raising More Questions Than Answers State Capture Inquiry - Mkhwebane Reacts, Raising More Questions Than Answers
- January 13, 2018

Balton added that while the establishment of the inquiry was in keeping with the State of Capture report's remedial recommendations, it was disappointing that action was taken by the President only after a court ruling compelled him to do so. (more...)
Ford Edge ST: Crossover gets hot-hatch thinking, more tech Ford Edge ST: Crossover gets hot-hatch thinking, more tech
- January 13, 2018

It will bring Ford's SUV lineup up-to-speed with crosstown rivals General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, which past year unveiled performance trims for full-size SUV models. 20s on the Edge Sport-a wider grille, dual exhausts, and a more aggressive body. Ford says the vehicle will feature a new Sport mode with sharper throttle response and shifting behaviour, so it'll be more likely to sit by the redline. (more...)
Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery
- January 13, 2018

The victim of the carjacking refused to pursue charges, but charges were pending against the man for the robbery, police said. The suspects then fled the scene, and ran towards the Lincoln Ave. No injuries were reported. At 7:25 p.m., a white man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark trousers, a black mask and gloves, armed with a black pistol, entered the Z1 Express store at 650 Second St. (more...)
Search for MH-370 will Resume Search for MH-370 will Resume
- January 13, 2018

The payment stands at 30 million US dollars for the subsequent 10,000 and 50 million USA dollars for another 10,000 square km. The ship could complete the search within three or four weeks, and cover up to 60,000 sq km in 90 days, or four times faster than earlier efforts, said Plunkett. (more...)
Talks on terror can go with Pak Talks on terror can go with Pak
- January 13, 2018

Raveesh Kumar, the spoksperson of the Ministry of External Afairs, told reporters that the focus of the "operational-level talks" was "cross-border terror" and ways to ensure the elimination of terrorism from the region. However, the two countries hold regular meetings and talks between the Director Generals of Military Operations, Director Generals of Border Security Force-Pakistan Rangers, Indus Water Commissioners and the NSAs. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off days after family's joint funeral Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off days after family's joint funeral
- January 12, 2018

Lars and Vivian died instantly, and Annabelle passed away in hospital three days later. The Dec. 26, 2017, crash occurred on the New South Wales Coast near Sydney, Australia, and was allegedly caused by a "serial traffic offender" with more than 60 convictions on his record, according to Metro. (more...)
Israel OKs Over 1100 West Bank Settlement Units Israel OKs Over 1100 West Bank Settlement Units
- January 12, 2018

The area frequently sees tensions between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. Shevah laid to rest at the wildcat settlement today - the first person to be buried there at the wish of his family. 16-year-old Amir Abd el Hamid was shot in the chest by Israeli security forces near the border fence east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, following protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
United Kingdom rejects Assange diplomatic immunity request United Kingdom rejects Assange diplomatic immunity request
- January 12, 2018

Reports swirled this week that Assange had been given citizenship by Ecuador , the nation that granted him political asylum back in 2012 amid accusations of sexual misconduct. Referencing a 2016 UN ruling that said Assange was being "arbitrarily detained", WikiLeaks responded: "The UN ruling, issued nearly two years ago, is crystal clear in its language". (more...)
Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws
- January 11, 2018

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case from Ohio . "I'm not one of these people that flaunts their military service, by any means, but to be told I couldn't do one of the fundamental rights I went off and served this country for was just appalling", Helle said, recounting his reaction after being dropped from voter registration rolls. (more...)
Issa will not seek re-election after serving ninth term Issa will not seek re-election after serving ninth term
- January 11, 2018

In 2016, Issa narrowly won his re-election bid against Democrat Doug Applegate, a retired Marine colonel who has said he will run again this year. Issa's situation was particularly dire because, despite achieving national celebrity as an outspoken conservative firebrand, Issa barely survived his reelection campaign in 2016, besting Democratic candidate Douglas Applegate by less than one percentage point. (more...)
Natural disaster with magnitude 7.6 hits Caribbean; damage being assessed Natural disaster with magnitude 7.6 hits Caribbean; damage being assessed
- January 11, 2018

A major quake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The second perceptible quake this year, the seismic movement occurred in the Fault of Motaguam that goes from the islands Cayman and Guatemala, in the Western Caribbean Sea, says the digital website Cubadebate. (more...)
Winter storm watch issued for OH from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning Winter storm watch issued for OH from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
- January 11, 2018

WHAT.Blizzard conditions possible. Travel could be very hard to impossible, including during the morning commute on Thursday . This swath of snow could be heavy, and there's potential for significant ice accumulation in areas where freezing rain is most persistent. (more...)
Ball to celebrate MLK Ball to celebrate MLK
- January 10, 2018

The M.L. King program speaker will be Gerald A. Griggs, chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Georgia NAACP. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Santa Cruz). The Hickory Public Library, the Patrick Beaver Memorial main facility and the Ridgeview Branch, will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. (more...)
Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death
- January 10, 2018

He said the warrants are for charges that include murder, second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and torture. Police said Diaz and Fields are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with the MI plate DTR 1854. Brad Fields, 28, faces murder, child abuse and torture charges in the death of Gabrielle Barrett on January 1, 2018. On May 20, 2016, officers stormed the house after a report of a barricaded gunman after a domestic assault. (more...)