Saturday January 20-th, 2018

Fireworks cause early morning house fire Fireworks cause early morning house fire

A tough time could also describe the fire department's challenging Independence Day . No injuries were reported from those inside the house. Hot, dry weather conditions also could be a major contributing factor. "If they are selling illegal firework...

LSU beats top seed Oregon State to reach CWS final LSU beats top seed Oregon State to reach CWS final

Game time for Saturday's LSU/Oregon State game is dependent on the result of Friday evening's Florida/TCU game. The fourth-seeded Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game and will play No. Byrne allowed a single by Zach Humphreys ...

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

The comments are a blunt - but defensible - description of the Senate bill, which maintains some of the structure of President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act as it relates to the individual insurance market, and many of its regulations gov...

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. Since Whole Foods is a publicly traded company it could be scuttled if another bidder decides to offer a lot more money for the grocery chain. The Whole Foods store at the foot of the Oakl...

Mexico beats Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinal Mexico beats Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinal

Cristiano Ronaldo notched up his 75th global goal as Portugal turned on the style to beat New Zealand 4-0 and top Group A. Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo , Alexis Sanchez , Arturo Vidal and Javier Hernandez all have scored once for their natio...

Republican Karen Handel wins congressional race in Georgia

Ms Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national dynamics in Washington. But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise mone...

Georgia Republican calls ad tying race to congressional shooting 'disgusting' Georgia Republican calls ad tying race to congressional shooting 'disgusting'

There are 23 other GOP-held House districts, many of them suburban, like the Georgia 6th, where Democrat Hillary Clinton topped Trump last November. House Democrats' campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district m...

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

In May inflation hit 2.9% , as measured by the consumer prices index. The Monetary Policy Committee ( MPC ) of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) met on June 14, 2017 and chose to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 7 percent. That's now cau...

Fed hikes key rate and unveils bond trimming plans Fed hikes key rate and unveils bond trimming plans

Since officials last met in early May, they have faced conflicting signals about the economy on two items that matter most: employment and inflation . Inflation was expected to be at 1.7 per cent by the end of this year, down from the 1.9 per cent...

Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup

They played 25 of a possible 28 games, surviving Game 7s with the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators before fending off the Predators in a series that mostly lived up to expectations in spite of largely lopsided final scores. Along the way, ...

Oil slides as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns Oil slides as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, expects shale oil output to increase by about 1.5 million barrels a day in 2018, close to the entire cut targeted by OPEC and its allies. Oil rebounded from the lowest close in more than two weeks a...

U.S. states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg U.S. states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his foundation will fill a funding gap left by the U.S. "If we can, great - if we can't, that's fine". That's the discussions I've had with the President. Within the Trump administration, though...

OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

The market may be disappointed if Thursday's meeting ends with "just" a nine-month extensionAmrita Sen, chief oil market analyst, Energy Aspects Ltd . Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by growing confidence that OPEC and other big producers ...

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

The budget does feature a handful of domestic initiatives, including a six-week paid parental leave program championed by Trump's daughter Ivanka that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance. Rogers, a ...

French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit

She said Germany would also be willing to change European Union treaties if the changes make sense. Macron, who appointed Edouard Philippe from the center-right Republicans party as his prime minister earlier Monday, refused to answer specific qu...

Twin Peaks Season 3 will baffle and delight - first spoiler-free reviews Twin Peaks Season 3 will baffle and delight - first spoiler-free reviews

The granddaddy of "surreal-ity TV" is back, as " Twin Peaks " returned with a two-hour premiere that laid the groundwork for this 18-episode revival - again defined more by director David Lynch's trademark eccentricities than its tangled web of a plo...

Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks

Thousand more infections were reported on Monday, mostly in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first hit, reports the Associated Press . Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it has not been affected by the a...

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday denied participation in a bribery scheme. The tape reportedly records the President saying, "You need to keep this up, got it?" Cunha was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison after being convict...

Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link

In China, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had no information to share , when asked about the origin of the attack and whether North Korea might be connected. After Mehta highlighted the elements in the code, other researchers co...

Trump Team Hails US-China Trade Deal As 'Herculean Accomplishment'

By day 100, which is July 16, China agreed it would issue guidelines allowing card payment services that are USA owned to start their licensing process in an industry where UnionPay in China has been almost a monopoly. For example in electronic-p...

Sami Vatanen returns to Ducks lineup vs. Oilers

Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3 minutes, 51 seconds remaining to give St Louis a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators, tying their NHL Western Conference semi-final series at one game apiece. So Anaheim has a choice ...

Pyongyang calls for end to inter-Korean confrontation Pyongyang calls for end to inter-Korean confrontation

Hong, the candidate from the former ruling party, however, was seen catching up with his liberal rivals at the last minute. Early voting began on May 4, with local media reports indicating that as much as 26 percent of the electorate may have alr...

Alphabet by the numbers - Q1 2017 Earnings report

Alphabet reported a 22.2 percent increase in first-quarter revenue compared to a year ago. Revenue from its Google Other unit, which includes Pixel smartphone, Play Store and cloud business, rose 49.4 per cent to United States dollars 3.10 bil...

Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett

Buffett often spends several minutes explaining complex topics in plain terms before Munger cuts to the heart of a topic in a few words. "I'm sure that they give money to people I wouldn't vote for, but that is the reality of doing business", he sa...

France's Macron under fire for communication misstep as he eyes Elysee France's Macron under fire for communication misstep as he eyes Elysee

Speaking after Hollande warned him earlier in the day against taking victory for granted, Macron sought to regain some initiative. It is now up to voters to decide whether to entrust him with this nuclear-armed nation in the May 7 presidential runo...

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