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Puerto Rico to probe report power parts were overlooked Puerto Rico to probe report power parts were overlooked
- January 12, 2018

In a statement, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said they "continue to take additional steps to identify other supply sources for saline". Factories in Puerto Rico now have power, but intermittent power outages are slowing down production. (more...)
How internet activists will make net neutrality a 2018 election issue How internet activists will make net neutrality a 2018 election issue
- January 12, 2018

Recently, Pai was forced to cut his speech on why he thinks repealing net neutrality rules is a good thing for consumers and the country because of a bomb threat at agency headquarters. In New York, for example, state legislators are crafting legislation that would only allow broadband providers that comply with net neutrality to receive state and local government contracts. (more...)
Jim Renacci Leaves Governor Race To Launch US Senate Bid Instead Jim Renacci Leaves Governor Race To Launch US Senate Bid Instead
- January 12, 2018

Renacci on Monday told Cleveland radio station WTAM that he "would consider" running for Senate if he had Trump's support. On Wednesday, his campaign announced Friends of Sherrod Brown raised $2.6 million in the fourth fundraising quarter of 2017. (more...)
Chicago homicides drop 16 pc in 2017 Chicago homicides drop 16 pc in 2017
- January 12, 2018

The city also saw a 21.55 percent drop in the number of shootings in 2017, going from 3550 shootings in 2016 to 2785 shootings in 2017. Johnson said the reduction has sparked hope in some neighborhoods, and he credited the decrease to community engagement and data-driven policing. (more...)
Edge ST With EcoBoost Twin-Turbo Edge ST With EcoBoost Twin-Turbo
- January 12, 2018

Starting this summer, enthusiasts can purchase the all-new 2019 Edge ST-the first sport utility vehicle designed by Ford Performance. Built at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, the new Ford Edge and all-new Edge ST are due to arrive in showrooms this summer. (more...)
Tiffany Haddish Shares a Graphic Girls Trip Joke Cut From the Movie Tiffany Haddish Shares a Graphic Girls Trip Joke Cut From the Movie
- January 12, 2018

Watch Haddish's speech, captured by BuzzFeed's Alison Willmore , below. Tiff also went on to explain how she got the role in Girls Trip , revealing that crew members she had worked with on Keanu sent her the script and told her she needed to get an audition. (more...)
Willowick teen admits to two armed robberies in city, police chief says Willowick teen admits to two armed robberies in city, police chief says
- January 12, 2018

The Caucasian man was wearing a black ski mask, a dark colored, hooded sweatshirt with a small logo on the left chest, black trousers and sneakers. The robbery happened after a pair of suspects demanded a vehicle at gunpoint from a female victim about 8:10 p.m.in the 1600 block of North Kolmar, according to Chicago Police. (more...)
Royal family hid crown jewels from Nazis in biscuit tin Royal family hid crown jewels from Nazis in biscuit tin
- January 12, 2018

Among the revelations of the BBC program airing Sunday is that the crown jewels were kept safe during World War II by being hidden in a biscuit tin buried at Windsor Castle . She says: "Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head". The crown , made for her father's coronation, is set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and hundreds of pearls, including four originally worn as earrings by Elizabeth I. (more...)
Bryan Fuller Developing Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles Pilot Bryan Fuller Developing Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles Pilot
- January 12, 2018

Bryan Fuller is working with Anne Rice and [her son] Chris, who are writing the pilot. However, it's not yet known if Fuller will stay on as showrunner. Paramount TV and Anonymous Content gained the rights to 11 books in the series in April , which started in 1976 with the publication of Interview with the Vampire. (more...)
Inking of Israeli anti-tank missiles deal likely during Netanyahu's visit Inking of Israeli anti-tank missiles deal likely during Netanyahu's visit
- January 12, 2018

Israel's state-owned defence contractor Rafael announced on January 3 that India had cancelled a $500 million order to buy its Spike anti-tank guided missiles. "Vote at United Nations is important, but it will not mar the big picture of the India-Israel relationship", Carmon said on India's vote in United Nations on draft resolution on the status of Jerusalem. (more...)
Japanese PM Abe Rejects South Korea's Latest Stance On Sex Slavery Deal Japanese PM Abe Rejects South Korea's Latest Stance On Sex Slavery Deal
- January 12, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said the agreement with Japan was "seriously flawed" and made without proper consultation. But it stopped short of seeking to renegotiate or walk away from the deal. Political scientist Tosh Minohara of Kobe University told The Straits Times that Japan should not budge on the issue. The December 2015 agreement was negotiated, on Seoul's side, by the previous administration of President Park Geun-hye, who is now in detention after being impeached in ... (more...)
Turkey tells citizens to reconsider travelling to US Turkey tells citizens to reconsider travelling to US
- January 12, 2018

Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel. The Turkish government is angry at the USA refusal to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a cleric it blames for a coup attempt in 2016. The warning from Turkish officials comes shortly after United States officials issued a similar statement regarding travel to Turkey. (more...)
Trump's politics of vengeance hits blue-state Republicans hardest Trump's politics of vengeance hits blue-state Republicans hardest
- January 12, 2018

The New York Times also pointed out that the exodus of Republicans in the House "hasn't brightened Democrats' prospects quite as much as the total number of retirements might suggest" since even though "a relatively high number of Republicans have retired in competitive districts" that number "is still not out of the ordinary". (more...)
Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Create New Jobs and Billions in Tax Dollars Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Create New Jobs and Billions in Tax Dollars
- January 12, 2018

Twenty-nine states allow the use of medical marijuana . Not coincidentally, Sessions also opposes reforming civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize the property of the accused even before they're convicted of a crime - and makes it hard and sometimes impossible even for those found not guilty to get their property back. (more...)
10000 women to drive taxis in Saudi Arabia 10000 women to drive taxis in Saudi Arabia
- January 12, 2018

This visa is added to those now available in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor Saud al-Mojib announced in December 2017 that the majority of detainees have chose to settle and avoid prosecution but a few others, like Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will continue to be held until they settle or move the case to court proceedings but a date is yet undecided. (more...)
Iranian leader Khamenei blames 'enemies' for protests Iranian leader Khamenei blames 'enemies' for protests
- January 12, 2018

Trump tweeted Friday his praise of the "peaceful protests " in Iran , calling protesters " Iranian citizens fed up with regime's corruption & its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism overseas". As Iran experiences the sixth day of nationwide protests , Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the ongoing unrest . She stopped short of saying that the president would like to see regime change in Iran , instead listing Trump's priorities as ... (more...)
China has not done enough on issue of North Korea China has not done enough on issue of North Korea
- January 12, 2018

Trump and Kim have traded bellicose rhetoric and crude insults over the past year, as North Korea has accelerated weapons tests and appears on the cusp of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the USA mainland. Russian Federation won't stand by and allow the U.S. to bomb North Korea in a manner similar to United States bombing campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. (more...)
Davos forum organizers: Trump visit to give U.S. 'perspective' Davos forum organizers: Trump visit to give U.S. 'perspective'
- January 12, 2018

The leaders also spoke about Iran. Trump frequently has expressed disdain for multinational organizations and gatherings. US President Donald Trump is likely to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos later this month, the White House said. (more...)
Suspected murderer shot, killed at CMPD Headquarters after ambushing officers Suspected murderer shot, killed at CMPD Headquarters after ambushing officers
- January 12, 2018

Several officers returned fire, police said. An officer was shot in a leg but is expected to be okay. Jonathan Jarquise Bennett, 23, had a child together, and police believe the suspect took the child with him. A neighbor near the scene said he heard about five gunshots, then saw police cars racing toward the scene. There is no word on what may have led to the incident. (more...)
Station fire causing severe delays for travellers from the East Station fire causing severe delays for travellers from the East
- January 12, 2018

Emergency services believe everyone inside the building escaped unharmed. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service says eight fire crews and 60 firefighters are on the scene and the building has been evacuated. "At present the station has been evacuated and the fire services are on site". Numbers of trains on the line to Boston and Skegness via Sleaford have been limited to a handful as a result and all trains are stopping at Grantham, a spokesman told The Standard at Sleaford station. (more...)
Time for Afghanistan to make contributions in war against terror: DG ISPR Time for Afghanistan to make contributions in war against terror: DG ISPR
- January 12, 2018

In his tweet on January 1, Trump had lashed out Pakistan, accusing the country of "lying and deceit" in return for billions of dollars. They were also briefed about the terrorist threat emanating from the safe havens and sanctuaries in Afghanistan, which is resulting in loss of human life and damage to infrastructure in Pakistan. (more...)
Head of JIT formed to probe rape, murder of Zainab changed Head of JIT formed to probe rape, murder of Zainab changed
- January 12, 2018

Kasur has seen over 700 cases of child rape since 2015, and was in the news before that because of a child abuse ring that captured, abused and videotaped scores of children between 2009 and 2015. They also called out the incompetence of the police at handling child abduction cases in the region. "We have received a lot of details regarding the case", Khan said. (more...)
Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship
- January 12, 2018

Swedish prosecutors dropped their charges against Assange a year ago, but British police have said they are prepared to arrest him for breaching bail conditions. Assange later taunted after Lasso's loss that he would "cordially invite Lasso to leave Ecuador within 30 days". She said that Ecuador formally requested that Assange be given diplomatic status December 20 and that Britain rejected the request the following day. (more...)
Of Rochester's sexual misconduct probe, but president to resign Of Rochester's sexual misconduct probe, but president to resign
- January 12, 2018

Florian Jaeger, a research professor at the upstate NY university's cognitive sciences department, made national headlines last year after allegations arose that he had for years harassed and engaged in sexual relationships with his students. (more...)
In a first, collegium selects woman advocate for SC judge In a first, collegium selects woman advocate for SC judge
- January 12, 2018

The apex court now has six judicial vacancies even as seven more judges, including Chief Justice Dipak Misra , are scheduled to retire in the course of 2018. It is with great anguish and concern that we thought it proper to highlight certain judicial orders passed by this Court that adversely affected functioning of justice delivery system and independence of High Courts besides impacting administrative functioning of CJI's office. (more...)

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