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Hurricanes And Wildfires Made 2017 The Costliest US Disaster Year Hurricanes And Wildfires Made 2017 The Costliest US Disaster Year
- January 08, 2018

The previous record year for $1 billion disasters was 2005, the year of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, with an inflation-adjusted $214.8 billion cost. "The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alone are responsible for approximately $265.0 billion of the $306.2 billion", Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithCongress, cut the continuing resolutions so Defense can do its job Week ahead: Lawmakers look to break deadlock on defense funding Pentagon eyeing West Coast missile defense sites: ... (more...)
Macron: New 'Silk Road' can not be one-way Macron: New 'Silk Road' can not be one-way
- January 08, 2018

The Belt and Road project, unveiled in 2013, is aimed at connecting China by land and sea to Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Central Asia, and beyond to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. "You demonstrate your vast sense of responsibility". The gift is also in response to the Chinese "pandemic diplomacy" - the first lady Brigitte Macron became a godmother of a Chinese panda given by Beijing to a zoo outside Paris. (more...)
1-year-old severely injured in dog attack in Falmouth
- January 08, 2018

Falmouth Police Department responded to a call at approximately 8:54 a.m. on January 7, from a home on Brick Kiln Road. The Falmouth Fire and Rescue Department and the Falmouth Police Department rushed to the home and began treating the injured girl. (more...)
Close case on Mahatma's killing, Supreme Court told Close case on Mahatma's killing, Supreme Court told
- January 08, 2018

The petition was filed by a Mumbai-based researcher and trustee of Abhinav Bharat, Dr Pankaj Phadnis. According to reports, Phadnis' previous petition, seeking re-opening of the Gandhi murder case, was dismissed by a high court earlier. He told the Supreme Court all claims about the involvement of some foreign intelligence agency were also baseless and not substantiated by any evidence, The Times of Indiareported. (more...)
CAT 2017: Two female candidates, three non-engineers among top 20 scorers CAT 2017: Two female candidates, three non-engineers among top 20 scorers
- January 08, 2018

A total of 1,99,632 candidates had appeared for the exam, the largest number in last three years. Following the trends from last year, this year too 20 candidates have scored 100 percentile this year. The Singapore Management University, a foreign institute based in Singapore, also accepts CAT scores for filling seats with Indian students. Students can download their scorecards from the official CAT website, www. (more...)
Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement
- January 08, 2018

In an interview with Masrawy , Ms Nessim denied the authenticity of The New York Times report . Aides said the postponement was not related to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. "We have enough on our plate now". Trump's decision upended decades of US policy, which said the final status of Jerusalem should be determined through peace negotiations. (more...)
What Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith Joining the Senate Means for Women What Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith Joining the Senate Means for Women
- January 08, 2018

Next, her designation ups the tally of women serving in the chamber to an unprecedented high of 22. If God is involved, Michele Bachmann could be elected USA senator from Minnesota - so says the head of a Messianic Jewish ministry based in that state. (more...)
China agrees to stop construction in Arunachal Pradesh China agrees to stop construction in Arunachal Pradesh
- January 08, 2018

A face-off between Indian and Chinese troops and road-builders near Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh "has been resolved", the army chief , General Bipin Rawat , said here on Monday. The area is not known to be frequented by the Chinese. Last year, the two armies were engaged in a 73-day standoff at Doklam near the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction after Indian soldiers prevented Chinese from building a road in the disputed territory. (more...)
24000 attempts to access online porn in British parl 24000 attempts to access online porn in British parl
- January 08, 2018

The internet network in the Houses of Parliament is used by MPs, peers, and staff. The data, which was released after the Press Association filed a freedom of information request, shows that there was a sudden increase in the attempts to access explicit material in September 2017, with 9,467 requests from both Houses of Lords and Commons. (more...)
Twitter Says Trump, Other World Leaders Can Tweet What They Want
- January 08, 2018

Twitter's rules "prohibit promoting violence against or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of their group characteristics, as well as engaging in abusive behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person's voice". (more...)
Billionaire Tom Steyer Will Not Run for Office in 2018 Billionaire Tom Steyer Will Not Run for Office in 2018
- January 08, 2018

The former hedge fund manager said he will instead pour tens of millions of dollars into Democratic efforts to retake the House. His campaign will go after notable Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., and Rep. Steyer didn't say whether he was supporting de León in the Senate race. Steyer said he knows that some Democrats think talking about impeachment is a distraction but that he feels it remains important to focus on ousting Trump. (more...)
Trump's lawyers are negotiating with Mueller's team about interviewing the president Trump's lawyers are negotiating with Mueller's team about interviewing the president
- January 08, 2018

Citing three people familiar with the situation, NBC said lawyers for Trump had met with representatives of Mueller's office in late December to talk about the logistics of any such interview. FYI, Idaho delegation, anyone trying to derail the Mueller investigation is just as guilty of "obstruction of justice" as Trump and his administration of liars. (more...)
Tamil Nadu governor should have ordered floor test, say DMK and Dhinakaran Tamil Nadu governor should have ordered floor test, say DMK and Dhinakaran
- January 08, 2018

DMK ally Congress and the lone Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator also followed the DMK members and staged a walkout. Speaker P Dhanapal had disqualified 18 MLAs of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in September, after they backed ousted party leader TTV Dinakaran. (more...)
More than $175000 raised to help Roy Moore accuser after house fire More than $175000 raised to help Roy Moore accuser after house fire
- January 08, 2018

Johnson was among several women who went public with allegations against Moore during his recent and ultimately failed race for the U.S. Senate. One of them, Leigh Corfman, said she was 14 when Moore initiated sexual contact with her. But Johnson said she's struggling now to get out of the motel room that she, husband and grandson have been sharing since the fire. And while authorities believe that the fire had no correlation to Moore or Johnson's allegations, they are investigating it ... (more...)
Tanker Collision, 32 Missing
- January 08, 2018

The tanker, Panama-registered Sanchi , also spilled some oil that the rescue teams from China and South Korea are now dealing with. The Sanchi had been travelling from Iran to South Korea, carrying 136,000 tons (nearly one million barrels) of condensate, a sort of ultra-light oil. (more...)
Juvenile detained for Monticello High School threat hoax Juvenile detained for Monticello High School threat hoax
- January 08, 2018

Police said they will have a cruiser at Maloney High School and will have officers moving throughout the city between schools on Monday. All schools in Monongalia County were closed Monday due to concerns over the weather. The Albemarle County Police Department in Virginia released a statement Sunday night saying it has determined the post is a hoax and no longer considered a valid threat. (more...)
Paris Hilton Hired 24/7 Security to Protect Her $2 Million Engagement Ring Paris Hilton Hired 24/7 Security to Protect Her $2 Million Engagement Ring
- January 08, 2018

When TMZ asked the 36-year-old if Kardashian would be attending, Hilton replied, "Of course!" Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka just got engaged, but are they already set on starting a family together asap? Speaking at HBO's Golden Globes after party, she said: "We're going to have dinner with my parents this week to start planning". (more...)
Trump Administration Ends Temporary Immigration Status For 200000 Salvadorans Trump Administration Ends Temporary Immigration Status For 200000 Salvadorans
- January 08, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security plans to allow Salvadorans until 9 September, 2019 to leave the U.S. or find a legal way to remain in the country. Haitians have also been protected since a 2010 quake. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently met with El Salvador's foreign minister and ambassador, and spoke by phone with the country's president to discuss the issue. (more...)
Former Egyptian prime minister retracts bid for presidency Former Egyptian prime minister retracts bid for presidency
- January 08, 2018

Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. "Now I think there is a chance that compels me to verify accurately what exactly is needed", Shafiq said. That will mark the official start of the campaign, which will run until March 23, Ibrahim said, with final results to be announced on May 1. (more...)
All Options on Table for Iran on Nuclear Deal: FM Spokesman All Options on Table for Iran on Nuclear Deal: FM Spokesman
- January 08, 2018

USA president Donald Trump openly despises the deal - a central foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama - but has so far continued to waive the nuclear-related sanctions at regular intervals as required to stay in compliance. (more...)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Pays A Handsome Tribute To LataMangeshkar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Pays A Handsome Tribute To LataMangeshkar
- January 08, 2018

This film will see Aishwarya in a double role and we will soon finalise the leading man opposite her". The film is said to be based on a real-life story set in Gujarat. Shree Narayan Singh confirmed the news to the tabloid and said that they were looking for a financial backing. While Anil and Aish have worked together in films like Taal, it is the Newton actor's first time with the former Miss World. (more...)
Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years
- January 08, 2018

Despite the spending request, Trump told reporters when asked on Saturday that he still believes Mexico will pay for the border wall - something he repeatedly promised during his campaign. "The wall is going to happen, or we're not going to have DACA". Democrats and immigration activists have recoiled at the administration's other enforcement plans, including proposals to expedite the deportation of unaccompanied minors, tighten asylum standards and crack down on so-called "sanctuary ... (more...)
Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians
- January 08, 2018

Netanyahu's public comments appeared to reflect a desire to show support for a major ally, but also concern that choking off funds would deepen Palestinian hardship and could put Israel and militants on a course for war. Netanyahu made nearly identical comments about dismantling UNRWA in June - a message he said at the time he had conveyed to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. (more...)
Cuomo Delivers State of the State Address Cuomo Delivers State of the State Address
- January 08, 2018

That bill has yet to receive a vote, however. Those politicians are looking at several ways to circumvent the SALT deduction cap, each with different benefits and obstacles. Payroll taxes are typically flat taxes. Officials in California and CT also said this week they were considering legal options. But Jared Walczak, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation, suggested that the payroll tax combined with a tax credit could still draw concerns from the IRS. (more...)
Trump's schedule getting shorter Trump's schedule getting shorter
- January 08, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's time in the morning, "is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time but he always has calls with staff, Hill members, cabinet members and foreign leaders during this time". (more...)

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