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Afghan President speaks to Modi, not to Pakistan PM
- February 01, 2018

Kabul in the past asked Islamabad to hand over the Afghan Taliban suspects who are allegedly hiding in Pakistan. The campaign "I am With You Compatriot" was launched by the ArtLords in Afghanistan with an aim to pay tribute to the scores of victims of the recent attacks. (more...)
The bigger fan: Vikings fan donates Super Bowl tickets to Eagles fan The bigger fan: Vikings fan donates Super Bowl tickets to Eagles fan
- February 01, 2018

If people do try to climb a light pole after Sunday's game, they are going to find it pretty hard to do. "Rest assured, whatever we do, it will be safe to anybody, any animal, any child, anything, but it will be effective", Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. (more...)
Light snow not expected to cause problems for morning rush Light snow not expected to cause problems for morning rush
- February 01, 2018

Pampreen said the system that is moving across the state has dumped 6.9 inches in Flint already. The snow would end Friday morning, the weather service said, but there are more chances of snow on the weekend. After this brief burst of snow, the region's next shot at wintry precipitation comes Thursday into Friday . Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (more...)
Gov. Abbott orders investigation into Karolyi Ranch Gov. Abbott orders investigation into Karolyi Ranch
- February 01, 2018

During last week's marathon sentencing hearing for Nassar in MI, several athletes including U.S. gymnast Mattie Larson, claimed they were molested by Nassar at the former national training center for USA Gymnastics in Huntsville. USA Gymnastics announced its decision during Nassar's sentencing hearing in MI during which more than 150 girls and women read victim impact statements to the former doctor. (more...)
Man Charged in Five Murders Reportedly Targeted Toronto's Gay Community Man Charged in Five Murders Reportedly Targeted Toronto's Gay Community
- February 01, 2018

McArthur was charged earlier this month with first-degree murder of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman, both reported missing from Toronto's gay village previous year. "We have over a dozen planters and we are not just grabbing every planter we see". Lisowick "had no fixed address, and had not been reported missing", the paper reports, but police said he had likely been murdered between May 2016 and July 2017. (more...)
Total lunar eclipse observed in Japan Total lunar eclipse observed in Japan
- February 01, 2018

But at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where a rocket delivered America's first artificial satellite to orbit exactly 60 years ago - Explorer 1 - the blue super moon loomed large in the sky. The lunar eclipse is visible in varying degrees depending on where on the globe you see it from. In Los Angeles, a plane can be seen flying across the moon. (more...)
Israeli group reportedly sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott Israeli group reportedly sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott
- February 01, 2018

Darshan-Leitner said that the law applies only to those who call for a boycott of Israel, and in this case, "the singer was not the bad person". Established in 2011, the anti-boycott law came in response to the growing Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement , which urges non-violent demonstration and financial withdrawal from Israel against the country's perceived human rights violations against Palestinians. (more...)
Johnston Press (LON:JPR) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital
- February 01, 2018

Worldpay Group PLC (LON:WPG) had its price target raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 310 ($4.04) to GBX 380 ($4.95) in a report issued on Monday, July 24th, Marketbeat Ratings reports. IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) has 0.00% since January 31, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Among 26 analysts covering BP PLC ( LON:BP ), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. (more...)
Texas Officials Release Photo of Dead Boy in Hopes of Aiding Investigation Texas Officials Release Photo of Dead Boy in Hopes of Aiding Investigation
- February 01, 2018

A passerby spotted the child's body at around 5:30 p.m.in a remote area by the 700 block of Seawall Blvd. Known only as Little Jacob, police have taken the unorthodox step of releasing his actual photo as a last possible resort to figure out his real identity. (more...)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Khelo India School Games in New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Khelo India School Games in New Delhi
- February 01, 2018

While talking about Khelo India he said, "There are 12 verticals in "Khelo India", one of which is Khelo India school games and Khelo India college games to create a platform at the highest level for Under-17 and Under-21". During the opening ceremony, the prime minister said that each year 1,000 athletes will be shortlisted - based on their performance during the Khelo India School Games - and will be provided financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh per annum for 8 years. (more...)
Putin apologized to the athletes Putin apologized to the athletes
- February 01, 2018

President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from both sides, with domestic support dropping over his administration's response to North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics, especially after it made a decision to form a combined women's ice hockey team with athletes from both sides. (more...)
Drug Companies Shipped 20 Million Opioids To A Small West Virginia Town Drug Companies Shipped 20 Million Opioids To A Small West Virginia Town
- February 01, 2018

Wouldn't it be nice if Jeff Sessions did something about this instead of trying to crackdown on the marijuana industry? Other small towns also received excessive number of prescription painkillers. "In its letters, the panel also raised questions about Miami-Luken's shipments to Westside Pharmacy in Oceana, Wyoming County". Miami-Luken dropped Westside as a customer in December 2015. (more...)
SNL's Leslie Jones Covering Winter Olympics for NBC - Will You Watch? SNL's Leslie Jones Covering Winter Olympics for NBC - Will You Watch?
- February 01, 2018

The Olympic cauldron is seen at the Olympic Stadium, venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on December 12, 2017. The host team of South Korea is also set to have a record number of 144 athletes at the winter event. Russian President Vladimir Putin met earlier in the day with Cabinet members and discussed the situation around Russia's participation in the upcoming Olympics, as well as the decision to ... (more...)
Trump's plans for immigration and infrastructure meet swift resistance Trump's plans for immigration and infrastructure meet swift resistance
- February 01, 2018

After years of wage stagnation , we are finally seeing rising wages", he said . Since the reports surfaced, Melania Trump has canceled plans to travel with the president to Davos, and instead made an unannounced visit to the National Holocaust Museum before returning to her Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida by herself. (more...)
German FM warns Israel over cost of occupation
- February 01, 2018

Netanyahu asked to speak with Gabriel on the phone at the time, but the German minister refused to take his call. The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi noted that only negotiations based on a two-state solution could bring an end to the conflict and pledged that "Egypt would spare no effort to support this". (more...)
Lord Bates in dramatic resignation from House of Lords Lord Bates in dramatic resignation from House of Lords
- February 01, 2018

International Development Minister Lord Bates dramatically quit his post in the middle of a debate on Wednesday - because he was late. Lord Bates, the former MP for Langbaurgh, was due in the Lords chamber for oral questions on a strategy for reducing inequality. (more...)
DOJ, US Intel Overview Memo Earlier than Trump Name on Launch DOJ, US Intel Overview Memo Earlier than Trump Name on Launch
- February 01, 2018

Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's Russian Federation probe, reportedly told the White House his department was not convinced the memo accurately describes how the FBI conducts investigations. National security officials have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 campaign, and special counsel Robert Mueller has been trying to find evidence of wrongdoing by the Trump campaign. (more...)
Trump will get a 10-point polling bump in January Trump will get a 10-point polling bump in January
- February 01, 2018

Trump's ability to fulfill numerous promises he made during the 2016 election has also impressed a majority of Americans, 55 percent of which said he has been "somewhat successful at getting Congress to pass his legislative agenda". The 50% mark is an important threshold in presidential election years for presidents seeking a second term, as it correlates strongly with reelection. (more...)
Governor Urges SC Residents to Stand During Anthem Governor Urges SC Residents to Stand During Anthem
- February 01, 2018

The protests - in which players refuse to stand for the playing of the anthem - have sent National Football League ratings tanking. "It is spoiled, entitled, ridiculous for the people who living under the freedom provided by the people who defended that flag to kneel", Templeton says in the video, over images of the silhouette of a veteran saluting a billowing American flag. (more...)
N Korea's nuke weapons could 'very soon' threaten US N Korea's nuke weapons could 'very soon' threaten US
- February 01, 2018

But he offered no new prescription or specifics on how he meant to rein in North Korea. Suga reiterated Tokyo's support for the US and vowed to cooperate closely between the two allies and with South Korea , as well as others including China and Russian Federation in order to get the North change its policy. (more...)
Telangana BJP says lashes out at BJP leader Shatrughan and Yashwant Sinha Telangana BJP says lashes out at BJP leader Shatrughan and Yashwant Sinha
- February 01, 2018

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are voicing their opposition to the launch of "Rashtra Manch" , the political platform launched by senior party leader Yashwant Sinha against the policies of the Central government. Sinha also mentioned that everyone in the BJP is living in "fear" however, he is not. Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao has said that Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha have "crossed all the limits" and should quit the party. (more...)
Tompkins Financial Corp Boosts Position in Duke Energy Corp (DUK)
- February 01, 2018

The company has a total of 711.25 Million shares outstanding. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $77.66. About 659,227 shares traded. Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.64, from 1.78 in 2017Q2. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of DUK. (more...)
So much for speech: Trump on hot mic says he'll release memo So much for speech: Trump on hot mic says he'll release memo
- February 01, 2018

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address in Washington Tuesday. While Democrats have derided Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S. " It is time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century ", Trump said. Trump called his blueprint "a down-the-middle compromise", but it remained a lightning rod in Congress, which has until February 8 to arrive at a bipartisan agreement on immigration and ... (more...)
The House Memo, the FBI and FISA The House Memo, the FBI and FISA
- February 01, 2018

A White House official said the four-page memo was delivered to the White House on Monday after the committee voted to release it. "A very sad day I think in the history of this committee". That person could then end the Mueller investigation, and/or fire Mueller. Committee Republicans called the motion for a DOJ briefing a delay tactic. (more...)
In San Francisco, Thousands With Pot Convictions Will Find Their Records Cleared In San Francisco, Thousands With Pot Convictions Will Find Their Records Cleared
- February 01, 2018

Different spots have taken the contrary tack. The new law also allows anyone with a marijuana conviction that wouldn't have resulted in a crime (or a lesser one) under Prop. "A misdemeanor or felony conviction can have significant implications for employment, housing, and other benefit", Gascon said. In 2011, 50% of all cannabis-related arrests in San Francisco were of black residents, even though they made up only 6% of the entire population, Gascon's office said. (more...)

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