Thursday November 15-th, 2018

Puerto Rico Strikes To Privatize Its Troubled Energy Firm Puerto Rico Strikes To Privatize Its Troubled Energy Firm

The almost category 5 storm made landfall on September 20 and left the island's electrical grid in shambles - after more than 100 days, some residents still haven't had power restored. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello announces sell off of PREP...

McConnell: 'This Shutdown Is Going to Get a Lot Worse' McConnell: 'This Shutdown Is Going to Get a Lot Worse'

Senate Republicans oppose changing the chamber's rules so that legislation to fund the government and end the current shutdown could pass with a simple majority, the spokesman said. But until the spending bill is approved non-essential federal staff ...

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chief US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chief

Powell, 64, has never voted against the chair since joining the Fed in 2012 and sided with the dovish wing at the central bank during his November 28 Senate confirmation hearing, suggesting there may still be more room for the labor market to run.

Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final State of the State Address Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final State of the State Address

Brown is termed out of office and can't run again in November. Even as Golden State Democrats up and down the ballot have refashioned themselves as bulwarks against President Trump, Brown seemed determined not to let the president steal his focus d...

European Union court bans testing sexual orientation of refugee applicants European Union court bans testing sexual orientation of refugee applicants

The EU's top court ruled that immigration officials in Hungary were wrong to force a Nigerian asylum seeker to undergo psychological testing to determine if he was telling the truth about being gay. "Authorities must be equipped to determine the re...

Erdogan criticize Trump over supporting Kurdish armed groups in Syria Erdogan criticize Trump over supporting Kurdish armed groups in Syria

With increasing concerns from the U.S. military that the fight could distract Kurdish forces - that Turkey is attacking for its own security - from the war against ISIL, Mr Trump urged that "both nations must focus all parties on the shared goal of...

Donald Trump insists that he 'really likes' Theresa May Donald Trump insists that he 'really likes' Theresa May

National Security Adviser HR McMaster said the United States continued to have a " special relationship " with Britain. "[We stand] shoulder to shoulder because we are facing the same challenges across the world". "Our economy is now booming and wi...

Researchers Find Earliest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa Researchers Find Earliest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa

New fossil finds over the past few years have been forcing anthropologists to reexamine our evolutionary path to becoming human. Previous research, based on ancient DNA analyses, has suggested that modern humans left Africa even earlier, as far bac...

Trump warns Erdogan to avoid clash between US, Turkish forces Trump warns Erdogan to avoid clash between US, Turkish forces

Ankara's operation Olive Branch against Kurdish groups considered as terrorists by Turkey has entered its sixth day, with the Turkish prime minister stating that the offensive is aimed at protecting not only the country's borders, but also providi...

Padma Bhushan for MS, Advani Padma Bhushan for MS, Advani

Fourteen of the awardees are women. Billiards and snooker sensation from Karnataka Pankaj Advani and Dhoni are among the 12 winners in the Padma Bhushan category. Maharashtra's Murlikant Petkar, India's first para- Olympic gold medalist, who lo...

Publicans celebrate as Good Friday drinking ban lifted Publicans celebrate as Good Friday drinking ban lifted

Courtneys on Park Street says that they were sorry to hear that pubs will be allowed to open on Good Friday but that it won't make much of a difference. "It's also a Friday heading into a Bank Holiday, and Dublin has a significant amount of tourists"...

US relationship as strong as ever: British PM May US relationship as strong as ever: British PM May

After the meeting, May said the "special relationship" between the USA and United Kingdom continues. "We're on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect", he added. White House officials said Tuesday the President is going to the World Econom...

Dyer: Deadly game continues as Turkey invades Syria Dyer: Deadly game continues as Turkey invades Syria

Speaking with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by telephone on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump reportedly urged Turkey to curtail its military operation in Syria, and warned it not to bring US and Turkish forces into conflict.

Robert Mueller builds case against Trump, pursues interview about Russian Federation

Mr Trump said he "would like to do it as soon as possible. subject to my lawyers and all of that". What's more , he would " absolutely " do it under oath. Two sources familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday that Mueller has indicated in...

Karnataka Bandh Tomorrow due to Mahadayi River Water Sharing Dispute Karnataka Bandh Tomorrow due to Mahadayi River Water Sharing Dispute

However, BJP has alleged that the Congress-led Karnataka state government calling a state-wide bandh on Thursday and on February 4 is politically motivated. Vatal Nagaraj, who heads "Kannada Okoota", an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies, vi...

31 dead in South Korea hospital blaze: Yonhap 31 dead in South Korea hospital blaze: Yonhap

At least one patient was shown being carried from the hospital on another person's back, covered in blankets. Fire chief Choi Man-woo told reporters the cause of the fire was not yet known. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is now holding an emerg...

New Zealand thrashed by Afghanistan at Under 19 cricket World Cup New Zealand thrashed by Afghanistan at Under 19 cricket World Cup

Mujeeb Zadran , left, celebrates with Ikram Ali Khil after taking a wicket at Hagley Oval. His 66 off 23 balls, studded with three fours and seven sixes took Afghanistan to 309/6. Finn Allen looked to be aggressive as he had done all tournament, bu...

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Its share price has risen 9.92% in three months and is down -0.32% for the last five trades. Ocular Therapeutix shares dipped 11.47 percent to $5.48 in the after-hours trading session. Therefore 80% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co . reports earn...

14 poisoning instances linked laundry detergent pods reported in Utah 14 poisoning instances linked laundry detergent pods reported in Utah

The most typical is vomiting, Pace said. Much of what is done "for kicks", she said, isn't reported unless there is an adverse outcome. "We cannot stress enough how risky this is to the health of individuals - it can lead to seizure, pulmonary ed...

Special Counsel's Office Questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions Special Counsel's Office Questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Mueller has also interviewed Comey, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, National Security Agency head Mike Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about Trump's firings and actions against the Russ...

Woman shot in Las Vegas attack to leave hospital Woman shot in Las Vegas attack to leave hospital

PHOENIX - Doctors told Frank Calzadillas to say his goodbyes to his 30-year-old wife, Jovanna, shortly after she was shot in the head in the October 1 mass shooting on the Strip. She has months of physical therapy ahead to help her regain the use of ...

Amtrak Cascades engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck Amtrak Cascades engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck

The summary says the engineer was qualified to operate the train on that new stretch of track and had completed at least seven observational trips and three trips during which he operated the train in the five weeks before the derailment.

Dem rep: Trump can't be trusted to keep immigration promises Dem rep: Trump can't be trusted to keep immigration promises

Jeb Bush also wavered on the question of whether he thought immigrants who are in the country illegally deserved a chance at citizenship. On Tuesday, after the government reopened, Mr. Republicans shouldn't be tough to get. "[Democrats] are obses...

Students react to partial government shutdown, express support for DACA recipients Students react to partial government shutdown, express support for DACA recipients

While Democrats have backed border security measures in the past, they have routinely snubbed Trump's border wall as costly, unrealistic and a symbol of anti-immigrant policies. "It was the first thing the president and I talked about", Schumer s...

Why this government shutdown was unlike any other Why this government shutdown was unlike any other

Sanders won't say whether that framework will include a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the country as children and living here illegally. Senate Democrats provoked a three-day government shutdown to tr...

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