Thursday February 22-nd, 2018

Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

The stopgap legislation would keep the government from closing down at midnight Friday. Many House Republican lawmakers dislike the idea. "We should not leave them to celebrate the holidays in fear". "Now it gets down to some very difficult decisions...

Australia ends airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria Australia ends airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria

It is therefore not the end of Australia's contribution in Iraq despite the hornet air personnel coming home. "Following discussions with Iraq and with members of the worldwide coalition, the Australian government has determined that we will bring ...

Record 1.2 tons of ice drugs seized in W. Australia Record 1.2 tons of ice drugs seized in W. Australia

The Australian Federal Police and its WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force intercepted the boat Valkoista , which was carrying 1.2 tonnes of the drug, 400 kilometres north of Perth about 4:00am yesterday. The other six men appeared in Geraldton magis...

United Kingdom passports to turn blue after Britain leaves the European Union United Kingdom passports to turn blue after Britain leaves the European Union

The "Old Blue" passport was introduced in 1920. It will also be one of the most secure travel documents in the world, with a raft of new security measures to protect against fraud and forgery. But in a special dispensation, any British citizen ...

Two Washington educators killed in Mexico bus crash Two Washington educators killed in Mexico bus crash

Her husband, Andy, taught environmental science at Clover Park Technical College south of Tacoma for almost two decades. She was an assistant principal at Sand Hill Elementary and he was an instructor at Clover Park Technical College. Of the injured ...

Syrian Baby Who Lost His Eye To Violence Inspires Social Movement

Eastern Ghouta is one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in Syria, and has been under a tight siege by regime forces since 2013. Others included the British permanent representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, who featured in a photo publishe...

South Korea: 20 killed, 29 injured as building catches fire South Korea: 20 killed, 29 injured as building catches fire

He said numerous people who died had been using a public bath on the second and third floors, which made it harder for them to escape. The dead include 23 women and six men, CNN affiliate KBS reported. Firefighters make their way into a building on...

Fox News Contributor Suggests An FBI Plot To Kill President Trump Fox News Contributor Suggests An FBI Plot To Kill President Trump

McCabe arrived at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon to face a grilling from the House Intelligence Committee on a number of Republican priorities, including how the bureau may have used a controversial dossier of opposition research into then-candidate D...

Just 36% of Americans indicate they would vote for Trump in 2020 Just 36% of Americans indicate they would vote for Trump in 2020

What's more , the NBC/WSJ poll finds 63 percent of Americans who think the Trump tax plan was designed mostly to benefit corporations and the wealthy, compared with 22 percent who believe it was created to help all Americans equally. A slim 16 p...

Va. mom, 11-year-old son killed on vacation in Mexico Va. mom, 11-year-old son killed on vacation in Mexico

The cause of the crash is under investigation, however, the driver of the bus was arrested. Martin said the crash occurred as the bus was on its way to the ruins at Chacchoben, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) south of Tulum. They had been on the r...

Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy with Tristan Thompson

Also is nobody mentioning. Maybe now that Kardashian is open about the fact that she's pregnant, she'll share more details (and more bump photos) with her fans? Another chimed in: "Is that a wedding ring too!?" Thank you for making me so happy my...

North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles

According to the report , "Pyongyang is conducting heat and pressure resistance tests to see whether anthrax germs can survive at temperatures of 7,000 degrees or higher, the level an ICBM encounters when it re-enters Earth's atmosphere". Since comi...

Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct

An internal investigation at The Times , which involved interviews with more than 30 people in NY and Washington, found that Mr. Thrush behaved inappropriately, but not to the level of termination. As one of six reporters covering the White House,...

What's The Story Behind Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) What's The Story Behind Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)

FITB's SI was 12.75M shares in December as released by FINRA. Among new and sold out positions, 43 holders initiated new positions by a total of 5.83 million shares and 61 holders exited their positions by a total of 7.08 million shares.

Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority in Catalonia Elections, Dealing Blow to Madrid Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority in Catalonia Elections, Dealing Blow to Madrid

Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), the party of fugitive Catalan President Carles Puigdemont , garnered 34 seats, left-republican ERC came third with 32 and the anti-capitalist CUP won four seats. This was an apparent reference to Arti...

President Trump makes Disney President Trump makes Disney "Hall of Presidents" debut

The revamped 25-minute show finds Mr. Trump, or at least a silicone-skinned version of him, joining his 43 presidential predecessors. But nevertheless robot Trump persisted and the President is now live in robot form. But some people on the interne...

Jimmy Buffett Serenades Doug Jones Following Alabama Senate Victory Jimmy Buffett Serenades Doug Jones Following Alabama Senate Victory

There was no commentary added to the link, but it should be noted that Jones' son is gay, and Moore has routinely expressed anti-homosexual rhetoric such as advocating the death penalty for homosexuality. "We have been overwhelmed by the support of...

Yogi Adityanath to hold 'roadshow' in Mumbai Yogi Adityanath to hold 'roadshow' in Mumbai

He also attacked the Congress for not worshipping Lord Hanuman. "When Lord Hanuman is being worshiped across the country, the Congress government in Karnataka , the State known for Vijayanagar Empire, is promoting worship of Tipu Sultan".

Wisconsin girl convicted in Slender Man stabbing sentenced Wisconsin girl convicted in Slender Man stabbing sentenced

She and Morgan Geyser (GY'-zer) lured Payton Leutner (LYT'-ner) into a wooded park near Milwaukee in 2014. Leutner concluded the letter by revealing that her family did not object to plea deals for Geyser and Weier because she did not want her ...

Thackeray teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui nails it as the late Shiv Sena supremo Thackeray teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui nails it as the late Shiv Sena supremo

THACKERAY has been written by Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut , who will also produce the film. The film, produced and scripted by senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut, will be directed by the general secretary of Maharashtra Na...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have Christmas lunch with the Queen Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have Christmas lunch with the Queen

And sister-in-law to be Kate is said to be hoping to give Meghan a "magical and memorable" first Christmas with her new family. Prince Harry , behind the wheel of a black Land Rover Discovery [pictured below], drove Meghan from Kensington pala...

These parents got their child's teachers a hilarious personal gift These parents got their child's teachers a hilarious personal gift

The present was made extra special after the original wine label was replaced with a photo of their son's face. The boy's brother, DJ Sommers, posted the gag gift on Twitter and it's become an instant hit with social media users looking for amusi...

Judge Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump Judge Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

The group claimed Trump's "vast, complicated and secret" business interests are causing conflicts of interest and violate the U.S. Constitution. He granted a motion by the Department of Justice to dismiss the case . CREW pointed to a number of examp...

Winter weather advisory for many areas as snow, freezing rain moves in Winter weather advisory for many areas as snow, freezing rain moves in

The Northland will get a stretch of frigid temperatures this weekend and at least through early next week. Gusts have reached as high as 38 miles per hour. Sunday will restart the dry cycle, with a sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees. The rain ...

McMaster on a nuclear North Korea: 'We can't tolerate that risk' McMaster on a nuclear North Korea: 'We can't tolerate that risk'

Feltman reportedly did his best to convince North Korea of the urgency of the situation, but Kim Jong Un's regime was unmoved. Asked about the US-China negotiations, a council diplomat confirmed "there is definitely stuff going on" but said it wa...

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