Monday December 17-th, 2018

Huge upsets as Edmund and Mertens make Aussie semis Huge upsets as Edmund and Mertens make Aussie semis

Nadal (right knee), six-time champion Novak Djokovic (right elbow) and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka (left knee) left their fitness decisions to the eve of the tournament - it's no surprise they are all out of the tournament. 3 in the ATP Rankings...

Feeling the Oscar love: Women's stories grab attention in 2018 nominations

Rachel Morrison also notably became the first female in the Academy's history to be nominated for Best Cinematography . Mary J. Blige became the first person to be nominated for best original song and acting for the same film. However, Gerwig w...

Britain must leave customs union to have 'freedom to succeed', says Patel Britain must leave customs union to have 'freedom to succeed', says Patel

The UK's Department for Exiting the European Union said Brussels had an "ambitious free trade approach" to exit discussions. The Prime Minister told chief executives that Britain was still aiming to agree to an implementation period by the end of Mar...

Audio Released of Rand Paul's 911 Call After Alleged Assault Audio Released of Rand Paul's 911 Call After Alleged Assault

The attack left Paul with six broken ribs , cuts on his face and fluid buildup in his chest. Court documents say that Boucher saw Paul "stack brush onto a pile near (his) property and 'had enough.'" Boucher then ran over and tacked Paul , ac...

Andy Rourke denies involvement in Classically Smiths show Andy Rourke denies involvement in Classically Smiths show

Yesterday, the Manchester Camerata Orchestra announced a new show featuring orchestral versions of Smiths songs . The Manchester Camerata Orchestra had success in recent years with its Hacienda Classical series, interpolating old rave hits to bi...

Severe thunderstorms possible Monday in New Orleans, North Shore Severe thunderstorms possible Monday in New Orleans, North Shore

Officials urged residents in the area to delay outdoor activities that might spark a fire. A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 10am. At night, the mercury will dip into the upper 30s to low 40s and some rain will sweep into the area after ...

Special Counsel questioned AG Jeff Sessions in Russian Federation probe Special Counsel questioned AG Jeff Sessions in Russian Federation probe

The interview took place last Wednesday. This makes Sessions the first sitting cabinet member in President Donald Trump's administration to be interviewed in Mueller's Russian Federation probe. The federal investigation is also reportedly looking...

Most Democrats Considering a 2020 Run Voted No Most Democrats Considering a 2020 Run Voted No

The House quickly approved the compromise. They recognized the difficulty for House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to bring any measure to the floor that a large portion of Republicans , let alone key members of Trump's inner circle, consider "amnes...

Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, dies at 96 Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, dies at 96

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on August 26, 1921, Fraley and her family moved constantly as part of her father's job as a mining engineer. Naomi Parker Fraley was 20 years old when she and her younger sister, Ada, went to work at the Naval Air Station i...

Take-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle Take-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

The airline also announced several changes to its management structure, with chief commercial officer Peter Duffy having agreed with the new boss that it was "time for him to leave easyJet ". Roughly half of sales come from the UK. The airline sai...

'The Shape of Water' tops Oscar nominations with 13 nods 'The Shape of Water' tops Oscar nominations with 13 nods

This year, the Oscars are definitely not all white, thanks to acting nominations for Mudbound's Mary J. Blige, The Shape of Water's Octavia Spencer , Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya and a surprise nomination for Roman J. Some have speculated tha...

Tesla Car On Autopilot Smashes Into Parked Fire Truck Tesla Car On Autopilot Smashes Into Parked Fire Truck

Firefighters were attending to a freeway accident when their truck was hit by the electric-powered vehicle. Tesla officials, meanwhile, said the car's autopilot function is intended for use "only with a fully attentive driver", according to a sta...

One dead, multiple wounded in Kentucky high school shooting, gunman in custody One dead, multiple wounded in Kentucky high school shooting, gunman in custody

The injured girl, whose name was not released, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Edge says a possible motive is unclear. "This could have been avoidable", she said. Her condition is not known. The school was placed on lockdown an...

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

Some Republicans are pushing to make the memo public , saying it reveals corruption in how federal investigators probed President Trump's campaign for its contacts with Russian Federation. "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue neg...

Doc: Trump healthy, did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test Doc: Trump healthy, did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test

Jackson said that there is no reason Trump wouldn't be able to complete his first term healthwise, in addition to a second term if re-elected. Mr Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than re...

Anthony Noto resigns as COO of Twitter to become CEO of SoFi Anthony Noto resigns as COO of Twitter to become CEO of SoFi

In a statement issued this morning , Twitter said that Noto informed the company of his plans to leave on January 22 and will depart sometime before March 1, 2018. While working at Goldman Sachs , Noto helped take Twitter public back in 2013. I...

President Erdogan defends Turkey's offensive in Syria President Erdogan defends Turkey's offensive in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the YPG had repelled Turkish troops from two villages that had been briefly captured in heavy fighting. YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said Turkish shelling on Monday had killed three people in the Sy...

Trump addresses anti-abortion march Trump addresses anti-abortion march

During his first week in office, Trump signed an executive order prohibiting United States government funding for foreign organisations that even provide abortion counselling, a decades-old Republican policy overturned by President Barack Obama in 20...

U.S. government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms U.S. government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington , U.S., January 20, 2018 . Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant "Dreamers" was contingent on Democrats p...

Complaint Over Stormy Daniels Payout Could Crack the NDA Complaint Over Stormy Daniels Payout Could Crack the NDA

He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, lovely and smart just like his daughter, ' Daniels rold the tabloid in a story that In Touch released this week, on the heels of other news reports about the president and the adult ente...

FBI Director Threatened To Resign Over Pressure To Fire McCabe FBI Director Threatened To Resign Over Pressure To Fire McCabe

On Sunday, Axios also reported that "Sessions has adamantly urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to make a "fresh start" with his core team, including replacing deputy director and Trump bête noire Andrew McCabe , according to a senior administra...

40% rating the lowest in first year of any elected President 40% rating the lowest in first year of any elected President

Trump's highest disapproval rating in office was 63 percent, which came in August from Pew Research. The last time Trump had approval ratings that were better than his disapproval ratings was in March. Before Trump, first-year elected presidents had ...

'Shocked, disgusted': Police officer slams teen lady, sparking protest 'Shocked, disgusted': Police officer slams teen lady, sparking protest

Police said staff at Helix High School had requested assistance from school police when the student, who was on suspended status, didn't comply with staff to leave campus. "We're exhausted of police justifying the abuse they do to our youth". Ac...

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary: Daughter says he experienced mixed fortune Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary: Daughter says he experienced mixed fortune

He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India's freedom struggle #PresidentKovind", President Kovind's tweet read. "We bow to this great personality on his Jayanti". The chief minister also paid tributes to Western Odisha'...

Federal Government Reopens After Spending Bill Passes Federal Government Reopens After Spending Bill Passes

Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in a fight over immigration in return for assurances from Republican leaders that the Senate will soon take up th...

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