Wednesday May 23-rd, 2018

Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures and rain on the way Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures and rain on the way

Friday is shaping up to be a dry day across most of New Jersey, with highs ranging from the mid 30s to the low 40s and clouds increasing as the day goes on. "It's not looking like a complete washout" on Saturday , Chabala said. "Then the main rou...

Trudeau pitches Canadian globalism to California tech firms Trudeau pitches Canadian globalism to California tech firms

Mr. Benioff announced Salesforce would invest an additional US$2-billion in Canada over the next five years, money that will be spread out over investments in real estate, data centre capacity and new hiring to add to the company's existing Canadia...

Trump government headed for second shutdown in less than a month Trump government headed for second shutdown in less than a month

The new budget bill would raise military and domestic spending by nearly US$300 billion over the next two years. Members of the House have been warned about the possibility of having to vote on what the Senate passes between 3 a.m. Evidence of ...

Court To Announce Decision On Russian Athletes Hours Before Opening Ceremonies Court To Announce Decision On Russian Athletes Hours Before Opening Ceremonies

It will announce its ruling at 11 a.m. Friday, nine hours before the opening ceremony. On Tuesday, 32 Russian athletes, including biathlete Anton Shipulin, cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov and short-track speed-skater Viktor Ahn appealed their n...

Twitter admits Russian interference in Brexit vote Twitter admits Russian interference in Brexit vote

Representatives from Facebook said the company's internal Russia-Brexit investigation would be finished by the end of this month. Twitter's United Kingdom policy manager Nick Pickles said that "a very small number of accounts". YouTube has foun...

Oxfam aid workers hired Haitian prostitutes, says report Oxfam aid workers hired Haitian prostitutes, says report

An investigation by the Times newspaper found the charity had sacked four people for gross misconduct and allowed three to resign after an inquiry looking into behaviour in Haiti, where Oxfam helped the worldwide relief effort after the quake in 20...

Iran wants US, EU to 'make nuclear deal successful' Iran wants US, EU to 'make nuclear deal successful'

Araghchi also criticized the Americans for their actions, saying that the new president has a destructive stance towards Iran and has violated the provisions of the deal with his actions. The Turkish top diplomat said that one of the main goals of ...

Trump ends brief government shutdown - DETAILS…

By that time, the current spending authority for funding federal agencies will have expired, which technically would trigger a shutdown. Trump supports the measure and is expected to sign it into law on Friday, ending a serious and embarrassing dra...

US Congress passes funding bill to reopen govt after hours-long shutdown US Congress passes funding bill to reopen govt after hours-long shutdown

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) ignored bipartisan pleas by Senate leaders to not delay a Thursday vote on a massive government spending bill, with a deadline to keep the government open coming at midnight. "I think we're going to be fine", he said in a radio ...

Senate reaches bipartisan budget deal, House opposition emerges Senate reaches bipartisan budget deal, House opposition emerges

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the deal "the first real sprout of bipartisanship", and said he hoped it would "break the long cycle of spending crises that have snarled Congress ". Even Republicans (McConnell, Graham) h...

King Abdullah II of Jordan begins Pakistan visit King Abdullah II of Jordan begins Pakistan visit

Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan, Foreign Secretary and other senior officials accompanied the president during their meeting here at the President House. Meanwhile, King of Jordan Abdullah II has left Islamabad after paying a two day vis...

Russian Federation denied: CAS dismisses Olympic appeal from 45 banned athletes Russian Federation denied: CAS dismisses Olympic appeal from 45 banned athletes

USA journalists were briefly let into a room to see them shake hands and exchange pleasantries via translators before being ushered away. Seating plans shown on South Korean television just minutes earlier had Mr Pence sitting to Mr Moon's left, di...

Female Cali Lawmaker Who Helped Lead #MeToo Accused Of Groping Male Staffer Female Cali Lawmaker Who Helped Lead #MeToo Accused Of Groping Male Staffer

California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia, 38, who was at the helm of the #Metoo movement advocating safety of women in workplace, was accused of sexually harassing a former legislative staffer in 2014, said a report published Thursday. "I will be ...

Afzal Guru's Anniversary: Strike affects normal life in Kashmir Afzal Guru's Anniversary: Strike affects normal life in Kashmir

According to reports, the Hurriyat leaders will be taking out protest after the Friday prayers to demand the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt from Tihar Jail to their home in Kashmir. They have also called for...

Armani uniform at Tokyo public elementary school spurs parents' complaints Armani uniform at Tokyo public elementary school spurs parents' complaints

In a letter, Principal Toshitsugu Wada explained how he hit upon the idea to have a tony fashion brand design new clothing to express the identity of "a school in the Ginza". "I'm anxious that a wrong notion that something expensive is good and somet...

Egypt army announces major nationwide anti-terror operation Egypt army announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but has also spread to the mainland. The law enforcement troops started on Friday morning implementing a plan for comprehensive confrontation of all terrorist organizations and ele...

Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, U.S. February 8, 2018. Mark Warner's defense Thursday night after a new report revealed Warner exchanged text messages with a top lobbyist for a Russian oligarch.

Supreme Court Releases Majority Opinion in Redistricting Case Supreme Court Releases Majority Opinion in Redistricting Case

Still, additional changes need to be made to ensure non-partisan redistricting in the future. Boundaries approved by the General Assembly last August kept Republicans in a position to retain veto-proof majorities in the chambers, which has helped...

Senate Budget Deal Includes $20B for Infrastructure Projects Senate Budget Deal Includes $20B for Infrastructure Projects

The White House's current proposal - one that would put 1.8 million immigrants on a path to citizenship, but also boost border security, and dramatically curtail legal immigration - has been panned by Democrats. I told him to call up the majority lea...

US Senate Votes to Fund Government; House Set to Vote US Senate Votes to Fund Government; House Set to Vote

If changes are implemented, it will be sent back to the house with a deadline for Thursday to get a finished bill to President Trump for his signature. The deal was expected to have bipartisan support to pass in the Senate. There still is a chance ...

Barnaby Joyce breaks silence on relationship with former staffer Barnaby Joyce breaks silence on relationship with former staffer

He insisted: "I don't think if you go and pass a piece of legislation and say a diamond is a square makes diamonds squares - they're two different things", he said. However a Nationals Party source has told 9NEWS that was not true. Resources Minist...

Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning

Still, he hopes the disagreements will be solved in the next negotiating round. Barnier added that three "substantial" disagreements remain with between Downing Street and Brussels over plans for a transition period after Brexit, adding: "If these ...

Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM

Extremely disappointed by his remarks, the TDP MPs conveyed the same to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who was in Dubai, through video conference. Earlier Congress president Rahul Gandhi said there was something "fishy" about Rafale deal.

Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already' Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already'

Top Trump aide Hope Hicks has found herself at the center of the domestic abuse scandal that's rocking The White House. The 67-year-old sprang to Porter's defense after DailyMail.com published the domestic abuse allegations from ex-wife Jenn...

Calif. Atty Charles Rettig Nominated For IRS Commissioner Role Calif. Atty Charles Rettig Nominated For IRS Commissioner Role

He's now with the Beverly Hills, California-based firm Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, and is a vice-chairman for the taxation body of the American Bar Association. The IRS receives about 95 million calls each year. He also has served...

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