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Willing to speak under oath with special counsel Willing to speak under oath with special counsel
- January 26, 2018

President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citing four people told of the matter. (more...)
In Davos, Europe leaders warn against nationalism In Davos, Europe leaders warn against nationalism
- January 26, 2018

US officials moved to reassure the World Economic Forum that "America First" did not mean going it alone, but US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also warned that in trade, "US troops are now coming to the ramparts" to defend American interests. (more...)
MIRACLE: Mother injured in Las Vegas mass shooting leaves hospital MIRACLE: Mother injured in Las Vegas mass shooting leaves hospital
- January 26, 2018

A total of 58 people were killed and 851 others hurt during the shooting spree. "She's going to be alright'". "Her progress from the first day I met her is nothing short of miraculous ", said Dr. The bullet damaged the area of Jovanna's brain that controls language. "I will not give up on them, and I will not give up on myself", she said. In the coming weeks, surgeons would tell her family to consider removing her from life support. (more...)
Democrats, Trump blamed equally for United States gov't shutdown Democrats, Trump blamed equally for United States gov't shutdown
- January 26, 2018

Late on Tuesday night, the President reiterated on Twitter that he wants money for a border wall as part of any immigration deal. The fact that McConnell included "related issues" in his promise, Reyna said, means Republicans could pair legal status for Dreamers with something highly unfavorable, such as restrictions on what Republicans call "chain migration" ― the ability of legal permanent residents to sponsor family members still living overseas. (more...)
FM: US offers Turkey to create security zone on border with Syria FM: US offers Turkey to create security zone on border with Syria
- January 26, 2018

It did not elaborate on that rhetoric. US President Donald Trump is scheduled to raise concerns that the Turkish offensive will destabilise northern Syria , in a phone call with Mr Erdogan later on Wednesday. The YPG has controlled Afrin, part of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), throughout the Syrian Civil War and maintained it as a "relatively stable" area in the war-torn country, according to Secretary of Defense James Mattis . (more...)
CIA Director Mike Pompeo was interviewed by special counsel investigators CIA Director Mike Pompeo was interviewed by special counsel investigators
- January 26, 2018

Such questioning is further indication that Mueller's criminal investigation into purported Russian interference in the election and potential collusion by Trump's campaign includes examining the president's actions around the probe. Comey himself has spoken with Mueller's team and turned over memos that documented the unusual contacts - but Mueller will likely want to hear the president's side of the story. (more...)
NTSB: Engineer in deadly DuPont derailment said he misjudged his location NTSB: Engineer in deadly DuPont derailment said he misjudged his location
- January 26, 2018

The train was making its inaugural run on a new route between Seattle and Portland when it derailed near DuPont, Wash., about 60 miles south of Seattle. The 48-year-old conductor, training on the route, was hired by Amtrak in 2010. There were 78 passengers and seven crew members aboard the train when it hurtled into the curve and derailed, leaving one auto dangling above I-5. (more...)
After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts
- January 26, 2018

On Monday, after he gave the State of the State address in which he avoided the subject of the missile alert fiasco, reporters demanded an explanation for that long silence. They are reportedly responsible for sending out such alerts to the masses. Although Governor David Ige reportedly knew the alert was a mistake two minutes after it was sent, Ige confessed he forgot what his Twitter password was and couldn't tell the public as a result. (more...)
Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe
- January 26, 2018

People close to Trump have tried to warn him for months that Mueller is a "killer", in the words of one associate, noting that the special counsel has shown interest in the president's actions. special counsel's team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation probe, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. (more...)
SpaceX's New Falcon Heavy Rocket Fired Up SpaceX's New Falcon Heavy Rocket Fired Up
- January 26, 2018

During the static test which took place on January 24, its engines were ignited creating but without the rocket taking off. The rocket is called the Falcon Heavy and it had a successful test firing. Falcon Heavy is about 70m tall and is created to carry a maximum load of 64 tonnes in low-earth orbit. When it launches, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in operation with 5 million pounds of thrust, but not the most powerful rocket ever. (more...)
Alabama bill would end special elections for US Senate Alabama bill would end special elections for US Senate
- January 26, 2018

The measure passed in the lower legislative body by a mostly party-line vote, after Democrats were unable to stave it off with a two-hour filibuster. "You're taking away from citizens the right to vote", Democratic Representative Louise Alexander told the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper. (more...)
Rep. Marshall's on Government Shutdown Rep. Marshall's on Government Shutdown
- January 26, 2018

Later, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (D-N.Y.) took to the floor to blame the shutdown squarely on Trump. (more...)
Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday
- January 26, 2018

His comments came as the White House said it would unveil a legislative plan on immigration on Monday. The proposal represents a reversal for the president, who once promised to eliminate an Obama-era program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S.as children and now in the country illegally. (more...)
Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55 Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55
- January 26, 2018

The temperatures this morning were in the low 30s and slightly colder than yesterday, with the wind but nothing compared to the brutal temperatures we had a few weeks ago. The wind will still be around but with mostly sunny skies temperatures are expected to be around 47 degrees. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. (more...)
OTHER VIEWS: Congress, Trump leave Dreamers in limbo - plus another shutdown looms OTHER VIEWS: Congress, Trump leave Dreamers in limbo - plus another shutdown looms
- January 26, 2018

After Democrats and Republicans reached this temporary agreement to reopen the government on Monday, the President - who interpreted this as a victory - responded on Twitter by cataloging Schumer as weeping and sentencing that "if there is no wall , there is no DACA ". (more...)
Russian Federation nominates their Olympic figure skating team
- January 26, 2018

A total of 169 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games next month, but not the top ones, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Thursday. On December 5, the IOC Executive Board announced its decision to suspend the whole Russian national team from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang over multiple doping abuse allegations. (more...)
Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues
- January 26, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pushing to reestablish contact with Indonesia's premier counterterror force, he said Tuesday, decades after it was barred from working closely with USA forces because of human-rights abuses. Mattis noted Vietnam's proximity to the South China Sea makes the country a key player in disputes with China over territorial claims to islets, shoals and other small land formations in the sea. (more...)
Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing farewell tour to St. Louis this summer Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing farewell tour to St. Louis this summer
- January 26, 2018

Tickets to the Tampa show will go on sale February 2. Starting May 4 and running through September 1, the venerable southern rock band have thirty dates scheduled around the US with guests on selected dates including Kid Rock , Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company , Marshall Tucker Band , 38 Special , Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot . (more...)
Minnesotans show support for Eagles, despite heartbreaking Vikings loss in championship game Minnesotans show support for Eagles, despite heartbreaking Vikings loss in championship game
- January 26, 2018

In fact, the dog is the new eagle in Philadelphia . But ready or not, here they come Minneapolis. After losing quarterback Carson Wentz for the season, the Eagles may have had a mild panic attack when Nick Foles underwent x-rays on his ribs. (more...)
Trump and Mueller: What to expect from the president's Russian Federation probe interview Trump and Mueller: What to expect from the president's Russian Federation probe interview
- January 26, 2018

Cobb also clarified if the special counsel does call upon Trump , his attorney would be there to guide him through the meeting. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has indicated he will cooperate with Mueller's team. But Trump has since said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey. Prosecutors are interested in the circumstances surrounding the firing of former national security advisor Michael Flynn , as well as the firing of ex-FBI Director ... (more...)
N.Korea advance team visits Olympic venues N.Korea advance team visits Olympic venues
- January 26, 2018

They wore puffy winter jackets in the white, blue, and red colours of North Korea's flag, with "DPR Korea " emblazoned on the back, referring to the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . Past year tensions escalated dramatically after Kim Jong Un's regime stepped up its nuclear development program in which the country is seeking to build a nuclear-tipped missile that is capable of reaching mainland U.S. (more...)
Clinical Afghanistan demolish New Zealand in quarter-final Clinical Afghanistan demolish New Zealand in quarter-final
- January 26, 2018

New Zealand had no response after Bahir Shah (67no) and Azmatullah Omarzai (66no off 22 balls) dominated the final overs of Bangladesh's innings by plundering 79 runs in just over five overs. Both snared four-wicket hauls to inflict a humiliating loss on the Kiwis. Ashen Bandara's unbeaten 26-ball 38 then saw them through with Madushka following a half-century stand. (more...)
Germany freezes any decision on tanks upgrade for Turkey Germany freezes any decision on tanks upgrade for Turkey
- January 26, 2018

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump values his relationship with Erdogan , but conceded that the United States has limited leverage and that the Trump administration was unlikely to commit more troops or covert operators to Syria , even if Turkey made a move from Afrin to Manbij. (more...)
Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction
- January 26, 2018

And not just PT. Brazil needs its parties and institutions to free itself from burden of corruption and to present new leaders who give way to a stage of democratic regeneration in which politicians can focus on political issues and judges in ir processes. (more...)
Senate Dems Want to Share Trump Jr. Transcripts With Mueller Senate Dems Want to Share Trump Jr. Transcripts With Mueller
- January 26, 2018

He said that he had been waiting for the committee to finish interviewing all witnesses about the Trump Tower meeting, during which several Trump campaign associates met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising "dirt" on Hillary Clinton . She did not consult with Grassley before releasing a transcript of Simpson's testimony before the committee. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., want to provide Mueller is from the committee's interview with Donald Trump Jr., ... (more...)

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