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Uber CEO: Leaks and the media made us better Uber CEO: Leaks and the media made us better
- January 23, 2018

Ando's service was only available in NY and it has now posted a notice on its website informing patrons that the service is being shut down effective immediately as it's integrating with Uber Eats. "I think we'll be the largest food delivery company in the world this year". That delivery service shut down in May of a year ago, and some Maple employees were to join London-based Deliveroo, which had similar delivery operations in 12 counties. (more...)
Congress votes to reopen the government for another 3 weeks Congress votes to reopen the government for another 3 weeks
- January 23, 2018

Senate Democrats voted for today's bill only after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell made a verbal promise to hold a "free and open debate" on immigration and the future of Dreamers by next month ( New York Times ). Most Democratic lawmakers had initially opposed the funding bill, demanding that the Senate also approve protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". (more...)
Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test? Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test?
- January 23, 2018

Trump is considered overweight and borderline obese at six feet three inches and 239 pounds. The irony of the Trump administration pointing to a test devised by an immigrant was not lost on Nasreddine, whose family came to Canada during Lebanon's civil war. (more...)
Twitter COO Anthony Noto departs to become CEO at SoFi Twitter COO Anthony Noto departs to become CEO at SoFi
- January 23, 2018

Twitter said that Noto's responsibilities "will be assumed by other members" of Twitter's leadership team. Noto was previously Twitter's CFO and has held various roles at Goldman Sachs , including as partner and the Head of the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking Group. (more...)
Turks push harder on Kurds in Syria Turks push harder on Kurds in Syria
- January 23, 2018

The United States has backed the YPG in operations against Islamic State, or IS, fighters in Syria . The French ambassador to the United Nations , François Delattre, said council members shared the view that Turkey should act with restraint. (more...)
Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.56 Per Share Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.56 Per Share
- January 23, 2018

It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. (GE) by 13.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $49 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $4400 target in Thursday, August 3 report. (more...)
President Trump makes remarks during March for Life President Trump makes remarks during March for Life
- January 23, 2018

Bush, addressed marchers by telephone. Pastor Mike Redeker, Lutheran Church & School of Messiah added, "We believe that God has a goal for every life and that every life, no matter what is valuable, and has value in our world". The Kansas Supreme Court is now weighing a case that will decide whether the state constitution offers the same right to an abortion as the U.S. Constitution. (more...)
Trump says he's 'pleased' with Democrats' shutdown concession Trump says he's 'pleased' with Democrats' shutdown concession
- January 23, 2018

Trump's comments came soon after the opposition Democrats voted in the Senate to end the government shutdown . However, the latest government shut down crisis over DACA and illegal immigration did not end the way the Democrats wanted. (more...)
Watchdog Group Information Criticism Towards Trump Marketing campaign Over Stormy Daniels Funds Watchdog Group Information Criticism Towards Trump Marketing campaign Over Stormy Daniels Funds
- January 23, 2018

Speaking to The Associated Press during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday, the vice president said he is "not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president". "I know the president's heart and I know that what President Trump wants to do is reform immigration to make our system one that puts the interests of America first", Pence said. (more...)
Tesla Car On Autopilot Smashes Into Parked Fire Truck Tesla Car On Autopilot Smashes Into Parked Fire Truck
- January 23, 2018

The California Highway Patrol and Culver City Fire Department confirmed the southbound Tesla had struck the fire truck, but could not immediately confirm whether the vehicle had been on Autopilot . He was promptly arrested and police determined the man had a blood alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit. "He was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI". (more...)
Trump, Sessions Have Been Pressuring FBI Director To Fire McCabe Trump, Sessions Have Been Pressuring FBI Director To Fire McCabe
- January 23, 2018

Bush's Deputy Attorney General, last June to replace James Comey as director. The White House - understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle - didn't want that scene, so McCabe remains. "The President has enormous respect for the thousands of rank-and-file F.B.I. agents who make up the world's most professional and talented law enforcement agency". (more...)
Half of Americans question President Trump's mental stability in new poll Half of Americans question President Trump's mental stability in new poll
- January 23, 2018

At the same time, the poll revealed that 58 percent of respondents positively describe the current state of the U.S. economy, which is the best ratings over the past 17 years. Before Trump, first-year elected presidents had averaged 44% approval from those who identify with the opposition party. That's not to say everyone in the White House isn't polling well in the U.S. (more...)
Video of police officer throwing arrested teen to ground sparks outrage Video of police officer throwing arrested teen to ground sparks outrage
- January 23, 2018

The officer is said to have come in, and made an attempt to get the student to leave voluntarily, and when she did not, he "forced" the already handcuffed 17-year-old, to the ground. She told the Union-Tribune that the student was allowed to be on campus while assigned to in- school suspension, but the 17-year-old had a conflict with an instructor who accused her of being on drugs. (more...)
Nation remembers Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 121st birth anniversary Nation remembers Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 121st birth anniversary
- January 23, 2018

On January 20, Banerjee had said on Twitter that she had written to the Prime Minister's Office, asking for the birthdays of Subhash Chandra Bose and Swami Vivekananda to be declared national holidays. A striking sand art on Netaji was showcased along with paintings on the great leader in an exhibition organized by Odisha Lalit Kala Academy at the museum. (more...)
Back in business: Shutdown agreement puts immigration, DACA deal front and center Back in business: Shutdown agreement puts immigration, DACA deal front and center
- January 23, 2018

Just before a midday vote on a stopgap funding bill, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced an "arrangement" with Mitch McConnell whereby he would support the bill in exchange for a commitment to hold a debate and vote on an immigration deal with Democrats having the opportunity to offer their own proposals. (more...)
Several Syrian villages captured by Turkish forces, a soldier killed Several Syrian villages captured by Turkish forces, a soldier killed
- January 23, 2018

Ankara says the jihadist group is largely finished in Syria and that the greater threat comes from the YPG, which it sees as an extension of a Kurdish group that has waged a decades-long separatist insurgency inside Turkish own borders. Those attending the meeting also agreed to convene a broader consultative meeting in Damascus in the coming hours, covering other forces, organizations and parties, in order to reach a political solution to the imposed conflict, to achieve peace and stability ... (more...)
1450 evacuated after London gas leak 1450 evacuated after London gas leak
- January 23, 2018

The Strand, a major route through central London , was closed and a cordon was put in place while National Grid engineers tried to isolate the leak. "Security being knocked aside". The railway operator said Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations would remain closed, according to Reuters. There are still high readings of natural gas in the area. (more...)
Suspect caught in killing of 7-year-old Pakistani girl Zainab Suspect caught in killing of 7-year-old Pakistani girl Zainab
- January 23, 2018

Khan was originally detained by authorities during the initial stages of the investigation but was later let go for lack of evidence at that time. The officials also claimed that suspect has already pleaded guilty. There were 4,139 cases of child sexual abuse reported in Pakistan in 2016, according to Sahil, an organization documenting child abuse in the country. (more...)
Government Shutdown Ends With One Clear Loser: Democrats Government Shutdown Ends With One Clear Loser: Democrats
- January 23, 2018

The Democrats essentially shut down the government to fight for young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program-and then made a decision to reopen the government three days later without any deal to help said immigrants. (more...)
Doughnut-eating champ arrested for breaking into doughnut shop Doughnut-eating champ arrested for breaking into doughnut shop
- January 23, 2018

In 2014, Hardison won a doughnut-eating contest put on by the police while he was wanted on suspicion of several break-ins. The very next day, probably still high on the smell of victory, the man broke into two grocery stores and stole everything he could lay his glaze-covered hands on. (more...)
Eagles fan arrested, allegedly hit horse, cop Eagles fan arrested, allegedly hit horse, cop
- January 23, 2018

He also punched a horse and was arrested, police said. Police said a mounted state police corporal was trying to disperse a crowd in a stadium parking lot around 3:15 p.m. The offender became verbally combative and maneuvered himself out of his jacket, and was grabbed by his sweatshirt to maintain control, due to him being under arrest. (more...)
Large grass fire burns 200 acres in west Flower Mound Large grass fire burns 200 acres in west Flower Mound
- January 23, 2018

In Central Texas, there is a Fire Weather Warning for Lampasas County until 6 p.m. due to low humidity and gusty winds. Early on, Kertok said 12 homes on Fox Hunt Trail were in danger but no structures have burned. Fort Worth Fire Department helped contain a wildfire near Interstate 20 and Walsh Ranch in Aledo, about 450 km northwest of Houston, the most populous city in the state. (more...)
Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Trump's comments came soon after the opposition Democrats voted in the Senate to end the government shutdown . Trump was expected to sign the legislation, which would give Congress more time to try to reach agreement on a long-term spending bill that would resolve issues including immigration , border security and spending caps. (more...)
Rivlin calls Pence a 'mentsch' and thanks him for his visit
- January 23, 2018

Pence told the AP the administration was "exploring a range of options" on where to locate the embassy. He noted USA efforts to gain support from European allies to address what he described as flawed parts of the agreement, adding President Donald Trump "has made clear" the United States will leave the nuclear deal if that does not happen. (more...)
Gas prices still inching up in northern New England Gas prices still inching up in northern New England
- January 23, 2018

The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is 26 cents higher than it was at this time a year ago, when it sold for $2.28 per gallon. In International Falls, prices ranged from $2.45 to $2.55 per gallon in the last week, according to the site. (more...)

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