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Cryptocurrency investors think Ethereum is better than Bitcoin Cryptocurrency investors think Ethereum is better than Bitcoin
- February 10, 2018

Giancarlo said Tuesday, when asked by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the value of the technology underlying cryptocurrencies like bitcoin . In another example, a post of Reddit's Bitcoin pages last month details the story of a 29-year-old who had sold his cryptocurrency prior to the huge price run up. (more...)
Snow removal emergency declared in Portage Snow removal emergency declared in Portage
- February 10, 2018

Vehicles parked on posted snow routes will be ticketed and may be towed. All even/odd side parking will be suspended during this time frame. As an alternative to on-street parking in the downtown, residents and visitors to the downtown may park for free in any one of the city's three parking ramps beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, through 7 a.m., Saturday. (more...)
Out of Home Count Adds 12M Super Bowl Viewers Out of Home Count Adds 12M Super Bowl Viewers
- February 10, 2018

The No. 1 spot is held by Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, in which the Patriots defeated the Seahawks and which was the last time NBC televised the game. NBC said the "out-of-home" metric was based exclusively on viewership of the NBC broadcast and accounts for a 12 percent jump to an average of 115.6 million viewers, up from 103.4 million viewers reported on Monday. (more...)
Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Democrats are onboard Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Democrats are onboard
- February 10, 2018

The Senate needs to pass the bill over to the House, but Mr. Ryan said if all goes accordingly, the vote will be held later Thursday evening. Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will ensure the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group in Washington . (more...)
PTI won't not tolerate criticism, conspiracies against institutions: Imran Khan PTI won't not tolerate criticism, conspiracies against institutions: Imran Khan
- February 10, 2018

The Model Town killings in 2014 were witnessed by the people on TV channels live when the Punjab police killed unarmed people. "The Sabzazar case where 5 youth were killed by police on his orders and as usual he got away with murder", Imran Khan said. (more...)
Attack on army camp in India-controlled Kashmir, two injured Attack on army camp in India-controlled Kashmir, two injured
- February 10, 2018

The area have been cordoned off. Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. The injured include a lieutenant and his daughter, reports said. The attack reportedly took place inside Sunjwan Army camp area at around 4.55 am today after the militants barged into the camp. (more...)
Central Alabama to be under flood watch over weekend Central Alabama to be under flood watch over weekend
- February 10, 2018

A few isolated strong or severe storms are possible on Saturday, mainly over southwest Alabama. ". Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop". Overall, Winton said most of the Lakeway Area can expect a total of 2 to 3 inches of rain. Locally higher amounts of over 4 inches are possible in spots. (more...)
Rumford leads Tremendous 6 Perth, Westwood 2 photographs again Rumford leads Tremendous 6 Perth, Westwood 2 photographs again
- February 10, 2018

Thorbjorn Olesen is also in position to contend after an impressive second round of 67 took him to seven under. Westwood returned a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to tie Rumford at the top of the leaderboard on 8 under. "Every single hole looked differently to yesterday". "It was just - it just draws a lot from your concentration because it's hard to get the ball close and you're having 20, 30, 40, 50, 60-foot putts where you're not really hitting too bad of golf shots". (more...)
Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal
- February 10, 2018

Trump, in announcing he had signed the legislation, contended it will help the USA military be "stronger than ever before". "This agreement accomplishes getting the resources that we need to rebuild our military", said House Speaker Paul Ryan . (more...)
Trump Meets FBI Director Friday to Discuss Release of Democratic Memo Trump Meets FBI Director Friday to Discuss Release of Democratic Memo
- February 10, 2018

White House counsel Don McGahn said in a letter to the committee that the memo contains "numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages" and asked the Democrats to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department . (more...)
Woman alleges husband stole her kidney Woman alleges husband stole her kidney
- February 10, 2018

They kept her inside her home for several months that followed, her father said. However, the operation did not provide her any relief and the pain intensified. "He sold my kidney because my family couldn't meet his demand for dowry ", she alleged. Her father said, "She's still very ill". While the literal meaning of dowry is material things or assets brought by the bride to her in-law's house after marriage, the exact value of the dowry is often negotiated by the groom and his family in ... (more...)
Coach may have known about Nassar in 2011 - Aly Raisman Coach may have known about Nassar in 2011 - Aly Raisman
- February 10, 2018

Boyce has said she and a fellow teenage teammate complained about Nassar in 1997. "I know he didn't ask us any questions, but that is just why we need the full, independent investigation to get to the bottom of who knew about this". Geddert owned the gym in Dimondale near Lansing, where Nassar offered treatments to athletes on Monday nights. Without hesitation, she told Nassar he is now nothing to her, to the victims and to the world. (more...)
Bermuda reverses legalisation of same-sex marriage in world first Bermuda reverses legalisation of same-sex marriage in world first
- February 10, 2018

The Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality in May 2017 was celebrated by the small gay community, but it also outraged many on the socially conservative island, including church leaders, and thousands protested outside parliament. But LGBTQ civil rights groups said the unprecedented decision gave same-sex couples second-class status. The Act states that "a marriage is void unless the parties are respectively male and female", but also recognizes and aims to protect the rights of same-sex ... (more...)
Government Back Open After Brief Shutdown Government Back Open After Brief Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

McConnell and Schumer said the deal was the product of extensive negotiations between both parties and the White House, which reacted positively to developments on Capitol Hill. "Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits ". Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline. Senate just passed the budget deal. (more...)
Michael Porter Jr. Has 'Good Chance' To Return This Year Michael Porter Jr. Has 'Good Chance' To Return This Year
- February 10, 2018

Porter Jr. met with the media Friday afternoon for the first time in over a month. Porter initially signed to play for Washington ,?where his father, Michael Sr., was an assistant on Lorenzo Romar's staff last season. "If it were up to me, I would love to get a couple of games under my belt before hopping into tournament play, that's how I would love to do it". The 6-foot-10 Porter was considered by many National Basketball Association executives as a candidate to be the No. (more...)
Sniffer dog busts attempt to send tiger via the post Sniffer dog busts attempt to send tiger via the post
- February 10, 2018

The container had been perforated to provide air to the tiny cub, authorities said. The tiger was sent from the state of Jalisco to the west in the state of Queretaro in the central part of the country. It was dehydrated but did not face other problems and was delivered to a center for animal protection. "Your report changes lives, don't hesitate!" The case is now under investigation, said the agency. (more...)
Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
- February 10, 2018

It was a golden moment of diplomatic optics - Vice President Mike Pence sitting just feet from Kim Yo Jong , sister of North Korean despot Kim Jong Un . The two Koreas marched in behind a white flag that was emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula depicted in blue. Her arrival came one day after North Korea held a massive military parade , displaying its intercontinental ballistic missiles before Kim Jong Un delivered a televised speech calling his regime a "global military power". (more...)
Media Correctly Reports Nancy Pelosi's Speech Wasn't a Filibuster Media Correctly Reports Nancy Pelosi's Speech Wasn't a Filibuster
- February 10, 2018

This source told CNN that "a lot of people are going to vote for it". As of Thursday afternoon, it's not clear if there are enough Republican votes to pass it in the House, meaning some Democrats would have to vote for it to reach a simple majority, a fact Ryan alluded to. (more...)
Bracing for the storm: Winter weather warnings, advisories start at 3 am Bracing for the storm: Winter weather warnings, advisories start at 3 am
- February 10, 2018

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Tonight there's a 90 percent chance of 2 inches of new snow accumulation after 7 p.m. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Early Friday , the National Weather Service received reports of 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow in northern IL. Be prepared for a hard Friday morning commute, the weather service said. (more...)
Some Democrats Angry at Nancy Pelosi Filibuster 'Stunt' Some Democrats Angry at Nancy Pelosi Filibuster 'Stunt'
- February 10, 2018

It would, would include a major boost for military spending, with slightly smaller increases for domestic programs. The queen of the hill process would allow a House vote on multiple measures, including the conservative bill by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte that most Republicans want and a bipartisan measure by Reps. (more...)
United Nations sanctions committee approves N. Korean delegation visit to South United Nations sanctions committee approves N. Korean delegation visit to South
- February 10, 2018

Pence, who will lead the USA delegation to the opening ceremonies Friday evening, met Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to press for a more clear-eyed approach toward the nuclear-armed neighbor to the north. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea. The White House has also cautioned against reading too much into remarks Pence made en route to Japan. (more...)
Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Rebuttal To GOP FISA Memo Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Rebuttal To GOP FISA Memo
- February 10, 2018

Rep. Pete King said Thursday he hopes President Donald Trump will be able to release a Democratic memo on the FBI's surveillance practices, as he wants people to be able to compare it with the GOP memo released last weekend. McGahn says Trump is still "inclined" to release the memo in the interest of transparency if revisions are made. The vote came exactly one week after the Republican-led panel voted to release the GOP memo while rejecting a request from Democrats to release theirs at ... (more...)
Freezing rain, snow makes for tricky commute around state Freezing rain, snow makes for tricky commute around state
- February 10, 2018

More than 6 inches is forecasted to fall overnight Thursday , leading into the Friday morning commute. A number of weather watches and warnings have been issued for central and southern Alberta ahead of another winter storm . "We should expect snow to continue - and even some fog here - through the remainder of Thursday ", Cassell said. • Southgate and the rest of the Downriver area could see 6-10 inches. (more...)
LeBron James: 'I like the pieces we have coming in' LeBron James: 'I like the pieces we have coming in'
- February 10, 2018

Thomas and Crowder were acquired in the offseason trade of Kyrie Irving to Boston, but Thomas, second in the National Basketball Association in scoring last season, was slow to come back from hip surgery and neither he nor Crowder seemed a good fit with the Cavaliers . (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Six Players In Move Toward Younger Talent Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Six Players In Move Toward Younger Talent
- February 10, 2018

In a seven-game series, it still seems daunting for anyone to beat LeBron four times, but time will tell. "Once I caught it, I just trusted everything I've done in my career", James said. If they're successful in their pursuit of stars, that's huge. "They just became players all of a sudden". At 38-16, it's conceivable the Raptors might have 41 wins at the break, with 25 games to be played once they return. (more...)

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