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United States government creates health division for 'religious freedom' United States government creates health division for 'religious freedom'
- January 18, 2018

Politico notes that the Obama administration in 2011 limited similar protections created by the President George W. Bush. "This is the use of religion to hurt people because you disapprove of who they are", Harper Jean Tobin of the National Center for Transgender Equality told Politico ". (more...)
US South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm US South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm
- January 18, 2018

Roy Cooper said at a news conference. "It's a good day to stay home and enjoy the family", he said. Snow and freezing temperatures are expected to make for unsafe driving conditions Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The Northeast could see generally about 2 to 4 inches of snow, NY about 1 inch, and Boston about 2-3 inches. US 70 in Garner around Garner High School is a solid sheet of ice. (more...)
Storms blast the Netherlands: Amsterdam airport cancels all flights
- January 18, 2018

All flights at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam have been cancelled as a severe storm batters north-west Europe. Flag carrier KLM already had scrapped more than 200 flights before the storm. Trees were uprooted in several cities. Schiphol Airport is a major hub for European flights. The notice came shortly after the national weather service upped its warning to the highest code red level. (more...)
Russia Collusion: Steve Bannon Testifies Russia Collusion: Steve Bannon Testifies
- January 18, 2018

Bannon, a former campaign chairman for Trump, refused to answer questions at the panel's closed-door hearing because he said the White House had invoked executive privilege . Democrats on the House Intelligence panel are concerned that other witnesses appearing this week will also claim executive privilege and decline to speak about the transition or their time in the White House. (more...)
Boy, 8, killed during police-criminal encounter in Mathura Boy, 8, killed during police-criminal encounter in Mathura
- January 18, 2018

A bullet hit Madhav Bharadwaj in the head during the shootout between police and alleged criminals.According to the police, Criminals who were involved in a recent robbery case and hiding in Mohanpura village that is about 450 km from the state capital Lucknow . (more...)
NIA chargesheets Kashmiri separatists, Hafiz Sayeed for terror funding NIA chargesheets Kashmiri separatists, Hafiz Sayeed for terror funding
- January 18, 2018

The agency said during the course of investigation, its teams conducted searches at over 60 locations spread across Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Delhi and seized over 950 incriminating documents and over 600 electronic devices. "Analysis of documents and digital devices showed that the accused carried out terrorist attacks and orchestrated violence and stone-pelting as part of a well-planned criminal conspiracy", he said. (more...)
House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power
- January 18, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Bannon refused to answer questions about his time in the White House or his work on the presidential transition. The subpoena may have been a negotiating tactic to convince Mr Bannon to sit down with Mr Mueller for a less-formal interview in the special counsel's offices, legal experts said. (more...)
Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff
- January 18, 2018

Parks were the problem at London Borough of Hounslow, where leader Steve Curran said Carillion's contract to run parks, cemeteries and allotments had been due to end on 9 April when these services would transfer to a council-owned trading company, a step the council would now try to take earlier. (more...)
New Poll Shows 76% of Americans Want New Poll Shows 76% of Americans Want "Significant Restrictions" on Abortions
- January 18, 2018

The poll , conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, surveyed 1,267 adults in December and another 1,350 adults earlier this month. It cuts across party lines: Ninety-two percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of Independents favor restrictions. (more...)
Green Bay salon raises awareness of human trafficking Green Bay salon raises awareness of human trafficking
- January 18, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Alabama and January 11 was Human Trafficking Awareness Day. "Victims can be the children, the elderly, can be male, can be female", said interim U.S attorney Maria Chapa Lopez. The typical age of children pulled into commercial sex is as young as 12 to 14. "Everyone we encountered was eager to learn how they could help". "There are more illicit brothels in Texas than anywhere else disguised as massage parlors", he said. (more...)
Shackled children found in California home Shackled children found in California home
- January 18, 2018

Thirteen siblings , ranging in age from two to 29, have been rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture. "There was like no movement, not even to look over to see who's saying hi, like if they were told not to speak to anybody". On Sunday, the unidentified 17-year-old found a cellphone in her home and called the police with a disturbing report of child captivity , the Riverside ... (more...)
DACA troubles could put spending bill in peril DACA troubles could put spending bill in peril
- January 18, 2018

Cory Booker , D-N.J., who called it "unacceptable" that she could not "remember the words of your commander in chief". Trump blamed Durbin for leaking the language he used in the meeting, a disclosure that prompted critics to denounce Trump as a racist, an accusation he denied. (more...)
US Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals US Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals
- January 18, 2018

But in a statement Saturday, DHS said: "Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017". "I don't know where that guy went". Trump's own fan base and members of his party are turning their backs on him as he is constantly in the center of scandal and drama all the while making bad policy decisions. (more...)
Immigration Tensions Roil Congress as Shutdown Looms Immigration Tensions Roil Congress as Shutdown Looms
- January 18, 2018

Not wanting to risk bipartisanship in a fraught situation like the present, Ryan crafted a short-term stopgap spending bill created to pass with only Republican votes in the House , because (a) it did not include any DACA deal, which was very hard to design in any event, and (b) it had some sweeteners for conservatives, including delays in two Obamacare taxes. (more...)
Kelly: WH Did Not Tell Bannon to Invoke Executive Privilege Kelly: WH Did Not Tell Bannon to Invoke Executive Privilege
- January 18, 2018

Schiff told reporters Tuesday that Bannon's counsel conferred with the White House after the committee issued a subpoena to force him to testify and Bannon "was instructed by the White House to refuse again to answer any questions concerning the time during the transition and his time in the administration". (more...)
Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile
- January 18, 2018

The pope wept with them and asked forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" they suffered as children when they were were sexually abused by priests - a scandal that has damaged the Catholic Church's integrity and cast a pall over the pope's first visit to the country. (more...)
House Republicans prepare to go it alone on government funding stopgap measure House Republicans prepare to go it alone on government funding stopgap measure
- January 18, 2018

The government is financed through Friday, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. Vote counters gauged GOP support Wednesday in advance of a vote planned for Thursday. Many Democrats are pushing to oust Trump even before 2020, citing the suspicion he colluded with Russian Federation to sway the last election. They also predicted the measure would include a long-delayed renewal of a popular health insurance program for children. (more...)
Authorities: Ohio teen fatally shot by deputy in courtroom Authorities: Ohio teen fatally shot by deputy in courtroom
- January 18, 2018

He died about 30 minutes later at a nearby hospital. Haynes was in court on for a hearing regarding a menacing with a firearm charge. However, in a statement to the Columbus Dispatch , Keith Ferrell, executive vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. (more...)
2 officers shot in Pennsylvania; suspect believed to be in home 2 officers shot in Pennsylvania; suspect believed to be in home
- January 18, 2018

Multiple officers were injured in the incident, the district attorney's office confirmed to Fox News, but it's unclear if they suffered gunshot wounds. Police and SWAT teams are at Mulberry and 18th Streets in Harrisburg. The officers were transported to a hospital but the number of officers injured and the nature and severity of their injuries weren't immediately known. (more...)
White House Doctor: Trump in 'excellent' health, has normal cognitive ability White House Doctor: Trump in 'excellent' health, has normal cognitive ability
- January 18, 2018

Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease". (more...)
'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill
- January 18, 2018

If Congress approves another temporary "continuing resolution" for spending, it will run through February 16. President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. (more...)
Men sought after officer is dragged by vehicle in Times Square Men sought after officer is dragged by vehicle in Times Square
- January 18, 2018

Police say the officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was driving recklessly, but the vehicle knocked the officer to the ground as it fled the scene. The Mercedes kept moving, despite hitting Wallace, and spend west on 42nd Street, smashing several other cars as it rushed off. He was taken to Mt. (more...)
Dramatic footage of world-first drone surf rescue Dramatic footage of world-first drone surf rescue
- January 18, 2018

The drone pinpoints the location of the struggling swimmers. Friends on the beach alerted lifeguards, who had been conducting a training exercise using the drone, according to 9News. Lifeguards launched the drone, known as the Westpac Little Ripper, and steered it towards the swimmers and dropped a "rescue pod" into the water, where it expanded so the swimmers could grab it and swim to shore. (more...)
Italy prepares for March election with voters gloomy about future prospects Italy prepares for March election with voters gloomy about future prospects
- January 18, 2018

Political analyst Wolfango Piccoli said the likely outcome of the election was a hung parliament. "This means that Italy will likely enter a hard phase post-vote as forming a governing majority will be complicated, if not impossible", said Wolfango Piccoli, a political analyst from Teneo Intelligence. (more...)
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share dais amid political buzz Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share dais amid political buzz
- January 18, 2018

Asked about forging ties with Haasan, who is set to embark on a political tour next month, Rajinikanth said, "only time will be able to tell that". Rajnikanth's presence at the event holds importance since it comes at a time when he is being seen as the next MGR in the making. (more...)

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