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Frozen cat Fluffy is revived after being found covered in ice Frozen cat Fluffy is revived after being found covered in ice
- February 09, 2019

She looked like a snowball and they rushed her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell , CNN reports . She was so cold the staff struggled to get an IV in her right away. "Warm water, heating pads, hot towels. within an hour she started grumbling at us". "And finally, we put her in heated kennel". The clinic posted pictures of the cat's recovery on its Facebook page. (more...)
House Democrats take first step to access Trump tax returns House Democrats take first step to access Trump tax returns
- February 09, 2019

If the administration mounted a legal challenge over Trump's returns, "I assume that there would be a court case that would go on for a period of time", Neal, D-Mass., said just after the November election. Suzan Delbene (D-WA), asked a witness - former Republican joint tax committee general counsel Ken Keis - whether he would have "advised Republicans to release taxpayer information in 2014". (more...)
Roberts Votes w/ Liberals as Supreme Court Blocks La. Abortion Limits Roberts Votes w/ Liberals as Supreme Court Blocks La. Abortion Limits
- February 09, 2019

Hellerstedt (from which he dissented) as sound precedent". He also sided on Thursday night with the four other conservative justices in allowing the execution of a Muslim convicted murderer in Alabama. This dissenting opinion written by Brett Kavanaugh could not be clearer as to his motivations. He noted that the law has a 45-day transition period before taking effect, during which "both the doctors and the relevant hospitals could act expeditiously and in good faith to reach a ... (more...)
Donald Trump praises 'economic rocket' North Korea with summit announcement Donald Trump praises 'economic rocket' North Korea with summit announcement
- February 09, 2019

During his recent State of the Union speech, Trump confirmed longstanding rumors that a second US-DPRK summit is in the works. -North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership, the U.S. (more...)
Politician accused of licking male co-workers' faces resigns Politician accused of licking male co-workers' faces resigns
- February 09, 2019

Despite Oakley's protestations of innocence, three other men have come forward claiming that she had licked their faces in public against their will. Madeira Beach City Commissioner Nancy Oakley submitted her resignation on Tuesday but insisted she was innocent, the Tampa Bay Times reported . (more...)
Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump’s attorney general nominee Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump’s attorney general nominee
- February 09, 2019

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee have said that Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is qualified for the position. He added, "But he does ask people what they think and he asked me about the attorney general". "I'll hold him to that", Graham said. Democrats and many Republicans have said they believe Mueller's final report should be fully released. (more...)
Man charged in shooting of school bus driver on I-35W Man charged in shooting of school bus driver on I-35W
- February 09, 2019

Lilly hasn't been charged yet, but police called the incident especially reckless. His gunfire grazed the side of the driver's head and struck his left arm. "The words to describe what went on here, you nearly start running out of ways to describe this". "The filing of the complaint tells you that we do not believe there was a self defence claim based on the evidence we have seen so far", Brown added. (more...)
NYPD threatens Waze, claims posting DWI checkpoints may be 'criminal conduct' NYPD threatens Waze, claims posting DWI checkpoints may be 'criminal conduct'
- February 09, 2019

The letter goes on to call the feature "irresponsible", claiming that it "only serves to aid impaired and intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and encourages reckless driving". Acquired by Google in 2013, Waze describes itself as "the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app ". But Waze says the app shows "general police presence" and not DWI checkpoints specifically. (more...)
Trump to undergo second physical exam Friday Trump to undergo second physical exam Friday
- February 09, 2019

President Donald Trump took his second annual physical examination on Friday and his physician stated he "is in very good health". Trump was seen by a "panel of 11 different board certified specialists", Dr. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on Thursday told CNN that Trump was working on improving his diet. Jackson recommended that Trump do more dieting and exercise. (more...)
Serial killer who stalked and terrorised Toronto's gay village sentenced to life Serial killer who stalked and terrorised Toronto's gay village sentenced to life
- February 09, 2019

McArthur will get his first chance of parole at the age of 91, but "the practical reality is that Mr. McArthur's release on parole is highly unlikely", his attorney, James Miglin, was quoted by The Globe and Mail as saying. McArthur murdered Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Kirushna Kanagaratnam, Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman between September 2010 and June, 2017. (more...)
Colombian veterinarian who implanted heroin in puppies gets sentenced Colombian veterinarian who implanted heroin in puppies gets sentenced
- February 08, 2019

While prosecutors alleged Elorez played an " active " role in the mutilation of the dogs, stitching bags of liquid heroin into their stomachs to avoid detection by USA authorities, his lawyer claimed he was merely the " student " of the criminal mastermind who oversaw operations at the "drug-puppy farm" in Medellin, Colombia almost 15 years ago. (more...)
US emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border
- February 08, 2019

Venezuela has "no chance" of recovery under President Nicolas Maduro, but there's equally no hope with Juan Guaido, an "extreme right-wing"-backed front man for USA intervention, believes Hugo Chavez's oil minister Rafael Ramirez". "He's got friends in places like Cuba and Russia ", Abrams said. He said the supplies would be delivered to Venezuelans when it was "logistically safe" to do so. (more...)
I didn't consent to my birth: Man wants to sue his parents I didn't consent to my birth: Man wants to sue his parents
- February 08, 2019

He went on saying that his life has been unbelievable but he doesn't see why he should put "another life through the rigmarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn't ask to exist". "My simple message is that neither do you own your children, neither do your children owe you", he says. It is for giving birth to him without his consent. (more...)
Pope Francis Admits Priests And Bishops Sexually Abused Nuns Pope Francis Admits Priests And Bishops Sexually Abused Nuns
- February 08, 2019

Francis asserted that the church has taken measures to combat the problem of abuse against nuns for years, even going so far as to dissolve an entire order, but also admitted that more must be done . The admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican women's magazine - Women Church World - over the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and religious sisters feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their father. (more...)
Virginia Attorney General Admits To Wearing Blackface To Look Like Kurtis Blow Virginia Attorney General Admits To Wearing Blackface To Look Like Kurtis Blow
- February 08, 2019

Fauntroy says the racist history of blackface is often not fully understood by those who choose to wear it. First and foremost among the questions they raise: How could he possibly have admitted to something as damning as appearing in the photo if he was certain he wasn't one of the people in it? But Northam eventually acknowledged that he once used shoe polish to blacken his face and look like Michael Jackson at a dance contest in Texas in 1984, when he was in the US Army. (more...)
Saudi, UAE accused of transferring U.S. weapons to Al-Qaeda linked terrorists Saudi, UAE accused of transferring U.S. weapons to Al-Qaeda linked terrorists
- February 08, 2019

The discovery of weapons making their way into the hands of armed groups recognised as terrorist has raised fresh concerns over a key ally and is said to be a violation of agreements between Washington and the Gulf states. "So I think we have to, we will have to examine that better", Votel replied. "We need to push for a real change in Saudi behavior", he said. The State Department said it was investigating the allegations. (more...)
Virginia House Dems Seek More Time on Resignation Demands Virginia House Dems Seek More Time on Resignation Demands
- February 08, 2019

A Virginia Military Institute yearbook overseen by future state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment in 1968 features a host of racist photos and slurs, including blackface. "With 114 editions of The Bomb available online dating back to 1885, I am not surprised that those wanting to engulf Republican leaders in the current situations involving the Governor, Lt. (more...)
Blue ribbons for baby girls in anti-FGM campaign Blue ribbons for baby girls in anti-FGM campaign
- February 08, 2019

FGM has no health benefits and often leads to long-term medical complications, including severe pain, prolonged bleeding, infection , infertility, death and increased risk of HIV transmission. He discouraged the practice, urging communities who still subject girls to such practice to desist from it as they risk maiming the girls or subjecting them to psychological stress later in life. (more...)
Audit of burst Brazil dam found issues with drainage, monitoring Audit of burst Brazil dam found issues with drainage, monitoring
- February 08, 2019

A logo of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Brumadinho, Brazil, January 29, 2019. Firefighters search for victims in the days after the dam collapse on 25 January. "Iron ore prices are likely to continue trending higher, as production is clearly being impacted above and beyond just the roughly 8 million tons per year from the Feijao mine, where the tragedy first occurred", Jeremy Sussman, an analyst with Clarksons Platou Securities, said in an email Tuesday. (more...)
Princess Ubolratana: The royal who has upended Thai politics Princess Ubolratana: The royal who has upended Thai politics
- February 08, 2019

Ubolratana is also known as a long-time friend of the Shinawatra family, which has an influence on the March 24 election through its proxy political parties without fielding a direct family member this time. [Now] the era of the so-called "monarchy above politics' is officially over", said Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a political science lecturer at Kyoto University. (more...)
Two Sydney men charged over Australia and America's biggest-ever ice bust Two Sydney men charged over Australia and America's biggest-ever ice bust
- February 08, 2019

On January 9, authorities in California allegedly discovered 1728 kilograms of ice, 25kg of cocaine and 5kg of heroin hidden in the boxes, which police say equates to over 17 million drug deals and is worth $1.29 billion. They face various charges, including attempting to import illegal drugs, and face maximum sentences of life in prison in Australia if convicted. "They have been sending smaller amounts over the years, this is now flagging their intent". (more...)
Saudi officials planned Khashoggi murder, undermined Turkey's investigation, United Nations expert says Saudi officials planned Khashoggi murder, undermined Turkey's investigation, United Nations expert says
- February 08, 2019

Callamard also said she asked for an official visit to Saudi Arabia and said she had " major concerns " about the fairness of the legal process for the 11 people facing trial for the journalist's murder. On Thursday she provided an assessment of her visit to Turkey to pursue the investigation, from 28 January and 3 February. United Nations special rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard issued a statement in Geneva saying her mission to Turkey , ... (more...)
GOP meeting boosts optimism about reaching border deal GOP meeting boosts optimism about reaching border deal
- February 08, 2019

President Donald Trump on Thursday declined to rule out a potential border security compromise that could stave off this year's second partial government shutdown. Blaming illegal immigrants for ills ranging from overcrowded U.S. hospitals to working-class job losses, Trump renewed his call for funding for a border wall, and dug deep into divisions in U.S. (more...)
Frozen cat thaws out after getting stuck in snow Frozen cat thaws out after getting stuck in snow
- February 08, 2019

After the clinic's staff picked the ice off Fluffy's coat and she started moving around, they sent her to an emergency clinic to help raise her body temperature. "And finally, we put her in heated kennel". However, her temperature remained very low. Fluffy is normally a little crabby, so when she began growling after about an hour, Dr Clark knew she would be fine. (more...)
House panel votes to authorize subpoena for Whitaker ahead of his testimony House panel votes to authorize subpoena for Whitaker ahead of his testimony
- February 08, 2019

Whitaker said the committee has "deviated from historic practice and protocol and taken the unnecessary and premature step of authorizing a subpoena to me, the acting attorney general , even though I had agreed to voluntarily appear". House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler wrote Whitaker on Thursday evening and said that he wouldn't subpoena him if "you appear before the committee tomorrow morning and if you are prepared to respond to questions from our members". (more...)

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