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Second US judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program Second US judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program
- February 15, 2018

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of NY ruled that DACA participants and states are likely to succeed in their challenge that the way President Donald Trump terminated the Obama-era program was arbitrary and capricious. (more...)
Stone Brewing Sues MillerCoors for Swiping 'Stone' Brand Stone Brewing Sues MillerCoors for Swiping 'Stone' Brand
- February 15, 2018

The Keystone line of light beers was rebranded to emphasize the " Stone " in their name, putting it in a large font on the side of their cans and in their new marketing. Now its marketing team is making 30-pack boxes stacked high with nothing but the word " STONE " visible. "Such mass advertising broadcasts the infringing " Stone " name beyond Keystone's immediate social media audience to the general public at large", the suit says. (more...)
CFPB Releases 2018-22 Strategic Plan CFPB Releases 2018-22 Strategic Plan
- February 15, 2018

Trump appointed one of the agency's most vocal critics, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney , to be the bureau's acting director in late November. Goal 3: Foster operational excellence through efficient and effective processes, governance, and security of resources and information. . However, the new strategic plan does change how the bureau approaches enforcement that follows those examinations. (more...)
ICE grants deportation stay to father of 5-year-old leukemia patient ICE grants deportation stay to father of 5-year-old leukemia patient
- February 15, 2018

The undocumented father of a 5-year-old with leukemia received a one year stay from deportation on Monday after taking refuge at a local church. But following Donald Trump's inauguration, Berrones was told during an ICE meeting in June that he would need to check in more frequently. (more...)
Trump's ICE ramped up arrests of non-criminal immigrants in 2017 Trump's ICE ramped up arrests of non-criminal immigrants in 2017
- February 15, 2018

He was apprehended by ICE in 2004, but missed his court date. "As with every incident, we establish the identity of those involved". At a town hall meeting Monday night, a police spokesman tried to reassure residents and said that officers will not be responding to federal warrants from ICE. (more...)
Now Victoria Beckham Says There Won't Be A Spice Girls Reunion Now Victoria Beckham Says There Won't Be A Spice Girls Reunion
- February 15, 2018

Lets just hope their kids are as excited as us about this 90s throwback reunion, and not just embarrassed about their mums' previous careers. "Brainstorming", Beckham explained about the future of the group. We had such a fun lunch. "It was really, really, really lovely", Beckham said. We'll let you know if the Spice Girls ever do officially have a reunion or other "incredible new opportunities" on the horizon. (more...)
Step Up Oklahoma plan, proposed tax hikes fail in Oklahoma House Step Up Oklahoma plan, proposed tax hikes fail in Oklahoma House
- February 15, 2018

Right now, the Legislature is in the middle of a new session while the second special session runs concurrently after lawmakers failed to reach a budget deal. Democrats said they'd like to see a 7 percent GPT but they were willing to settle for 5 percent. "I am against all the misappropriated funds, but we need the cash flow", he said. (more...)
See the first photo of Metallica's James Hetfield in Ted Bundy biopic See the first photo of Metallica's James Hetfield in Ted Bundy biopic
- February 15, 2018

It will be interesting to see how Hetfield will be able to act in what is essentially his first real movie role. In khaki trousers and a multicolored sweater, Zac Efron took to Main Street in Covington on Tuesday while playing the role of Ted Bundy . (more...)
Egypt: 15 terrorists killed in anti-terror operation Egypt: 15 terrorists killed in anti-terror operation
- February 15, 2018

The statement, which is the sixth since the operation began, says that among the arrested suspects were foreign nationals. The military said it had killed 10 "extremely dangerous" extremists, in addition to 28 jihadists it had previously announced as having been killed. (more...)
Ten-year-old girl dies after ski accident at Castle Mountain Resort Ten-year-old girl dies after ski accident at Castle Mountain Resort
- February 15, 2018

A 10-year-old girl died in hospital Tuesday night after hitting a pole while skiing at a ski resort in southern Alberta. "The Canyon School Community is devastated by this loss", said Canyon School principal Paul Pichurski of the The Livingstone Range School Division , which is providing counselling to students at the school. (more...)
Israel PM: Recommendations to indict 'nothing' Israel PM: Recommendations to indict 'nothing'
- February 15, 2018

In a televised address , Mr Netanyahu denied any wrongdoing and said he would " continue to lead Israel responsibly and faithfully". In a follow-up statement , also posted to Facebook last week, the prime minister criticized the investigation and claimed "a great shadow" had been "imposed tonight on police investigations in the matter of Prime Minister Netanyahu". (more...)
Gov. Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan Gov. Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan
- February 15, 2018

The Democratic voters who successfully challenged the state's congressional district map in state court called the Republicans' proposed replacement a "naked partisan gerrymander ". Asked which districts might see the biggest changes in competitiveness, he named the Fifteenth and Seventh, now held by Republicans Charlie Dent and Pat Meehan, neither of whom is running for reelection. (more...)
NTSB Asks For Help In Deadly Grand Canyon Copter Crash NTSB Asks For Help In Deadly Grand Canyon Copter Crash
- February 15, 2018

Killed were veterinary receptionist Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend Stuart Hill, a 30-year-old vehicle salesman; and his brother, Jason Hill, a 32-year-old lawyer. The Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) Tribal Council says in a statement Monday night that its leaders and the Grand Canyon Resort Corp. are working with federal investigators to find out what happened in the crash Saturday. (more...)
DOJ's No. 3 Quits Over Fear of Being Handed Russia Probe DOJ's No. 3 Quits Over Fear of Being Handed Russia Probe
- February 15, 2018

Friar becomes the 12 member of the board and will also serve as a member of the company's Audit Committee and Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. Brand, No. 3 in the Justice Department, announced her resignation Friday. As Associate Attorney General, Brand oversaw thousands of attorneys and professionals across the department's civil law divisions, including Antitrust, Tax and Environment and Natural Resources. (more...)
Florida restaurant worker fired after posting church didn't tip on takeout order Florida restaurant worker fired after posting church didn't tip on takeout order
- February 15, 2018

Cathie Koch, a spokeswoman for Outback Steakhouse , told the Palm Beach Post that as per company policy, customers should not be mentioned by employees on social media and can be subject to termination if the policy is violated. "Coming in to eat or takeout, you should automatically be wanting to tip 15 per cent". He also said that he would contact the church directly to see if he could smooth things out. (more...)
Congress can not wash off its hands from Babri demolition: BJP candidate Congress can not wash off its hands from Babri demolition: BJP candidate
- February 15, 2018

Along with the anti-incumbency wave, the biggest threat the Manik Sarkar government is facing is its poor track record to uplift people from poverty. Moreover, of all the states in the Northeast, Tripura witnessed the sharpest demographic change on account of the influx of Hindu Bengali refugees from Bangladesh in the aftermath of Partition and the 1971 war. (more...)
Can't list Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar in ECL without court's order: ministry Can't list Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar in ECL without court's order: ministry
- February 15, 2018

Safdar have been nominated in a reference with regard to the Sharif family's London-based Avenfield properties. During Tuesday's hearing, Nawaz, Maryam, and Safdar had requested an exemption of two week's from appearing in court starting February 19. (more...)
North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang
- February 15, 2018

The North Korean representative invited Moon to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, for talks on behalf of her brother. Moon hoped to use the Olympics to ease tensions and North Korea agreed to send high-profile officials as well as athletes. (more...)
India's Forest cover increases slightly India's Forest cover increases slightly
- February 15, 2018

India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. In fact, the decrease in MDF and huge open forests have been identified as areas that need to be addressed on priority in order to increase India's forest cover . (more...)
Oman visit will impart 'substantial momentum' to ties: PM Narendra Modi Oman visit will impart 'substantial momentum' to ties: PM Narendra Modi
- February 15, 2018

Oman is home to over 800,000 expatriate Indians and Modi, in a community gathering earlier on February 12, praised their role in the Gulf country's development. But bureaucratic inertia In New Delhi continues to hamper India's outreach. This will be crucial as traditional powers like the United States and Russian Federation are busy in militarily jostling with each other even as USA stakes in the region are declining by the day. (more...)
Every Canadian needs to read Senator Murray Sinclair's response to Boushie verdict Every Canadian needs to read Senator Murray Sinclair's response to Boushie verdict
- February 15, 2018

And, I suppose, politically. The jury announced the verdict on Friday evening in Battleford, Sask., and the hashtag #JusticForColten immediately gained momentum on Twitter. The Boushie family, along with activists, have said they will fight for an appeal. Boushie was shot in the head while he was sitting in an SUV that had been driven onto a farm near Biggar, SK, owned by Gerald Stanley . (more...)
$560M Powerball victor might get prize while suit over privacy rages on $560M Powerball victor might get prize while suit over privacy rages on
- February 15, 2018

Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Charles Temple didn't indicate when he would rule. Jane Doe's lawyers - Steven M. Gordon and Billy Shaheen, high-powered attorneys in the state - said the ticket and state's website were misleading because they did not explain that by signing a ticket, winners give up their anonymity. (more...)
AG Sessions Cites 'Anglo-American Heritage' of Sheriff's Office AG Sessions Cites 'Anglo-American Heritage' of Sheriff's Office
- February 15, 2018

Rather than making a racial statement , however, Sessions was more likely referring to the fact that the position of " sheriff " is almost unique to areas that have historic ties to England. The concept of a " sheriff " dates back more than 1000 years to pre-Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon England where the " shire reeve " (the origin of the term sheriff ) was a representative the King who operated with great independence to do justice at the local level. (more...)
Kansas officials rule that dog candidate can not run for governor Kansas officials rule that dog candidate can not run for governor
- February 15, 2018

A dog contesting for governor in a U.S. State of Kansas, has been disqualified, though there is no law prohibiting animals from running for elections in the state. He is a Republican, Woolley said. Hank, a cat, ran for the US Senate in Virginia in 2012. Dog mayors -surprisingly not unheard of in the United States. (more...)
That terrifying Boston Dynamics robot dog can open doors now That terrifying Boston Dynamics robot dog can open doors now
- February 15, 2018

However, everything else goes down smoothly, and the robot is able to hold the door for its companion. The SpotMini actually places a robot leg in the doorway to keep it partly open. Boston Dynamics has for the last half-year been owned by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank (sftby), but for the preceding three-and-a-half years it was Google's property. (more...)

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