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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan
- January 24, 2018

At least 11 people were injured as a suicide bombing rocked Jalalabad city, the capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani as saying. (more...)
Blizzard slams central Plains and Upper Midwest, dumping heavy snow Blizzard slams central Plains and Upper Midwest, dumping heavy snow
- January 24, 2018

The National Weather Service has been keeping track of the totals and has a nice interactive map that allows you to see who got the most snow and explore which areas of the state and individual cities saw more snowfall. A major winter storm is headed for Colorado later today, with forecasters predicting up to 10 inches of snow for the Denver foothills and 3-7 inches expected to be dumped along the Interstate 25 corridor. (more...)
5 missing after oil and gas well explosion near Quinton 5 missing after oil and gas well explosion near Quinton
- January 23, 2018

A Pittsburg County Commissioner tells us around 15 employees were working on the rig when it exploded. "They're all pretty shook up from what I've seen, I mean, which is expected", Morris said. The rig where the explosion is operated by Red Mountain Operating, also known as Red Mountain Energy. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Patterson-UTI said in a statement. (more...)
Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller
- January 23, 2018

Presidential historian Jon Meacham warned on Monday that immigration reform was being undermined by President Donald Trump's inability to shut out extremist members of his staff like policy adviser Stephen Miller . "They hold us back from getting a solution", Graham said. For Schumer's part, he said that negotiating with the White House is like "negotiating with Jell-O". (more...)
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim
- January 23, 2018

Democrats, for their part, placed the blame on Republicans, pointing to the fact that they are the majority in both the House and Senate to avoid accusations of simply being obstructionists. Democrats were hoping to spur slow-moving immigration talks, while a handful of Republicans, including Sen. Republicans were demanding that a separate budget bill financing government for the rest of this year include big boosts for the military, and they accused Democrats of imperiling Pentagon funding. (more...)
Shooting at Italy High School leaves girl wounded, suspect in custody Shooting at Italy High School leaves girl wounded, suspect in custody
- January 23, 2018

The local police in Ellis County will lead the investigation of the shooting. There is no other information on the condition of the wounded girl. The high school is cordoned off and law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are at the scene. (more...)
GOP to seek a stop to gerrymandering case GOP to seek a stop to gerrymandering case
- January 23, 2018

The court gave the state legislature February 9 to come up with a less Gerrymandered map - which must be approved by Gov. Tom Wolf before February 15 - or it would impose one of its own, after hearing testimony and reviewing submitted potential district maps. (more...)
'Horrifying' Sydney train crash sends passengers flying 'Horrifying' Sydney train crash sends passengers flying
- January 23, 2018

The train involved was a new Waratah train but Mr Collins said nothing indicates the other Waratahs needed to be halted for now. A passenger train hit a barrier at Richmond Station after it failed to break on Monday morning, leaving about 16 people injured. (more...)
US Must Not Abandon the Kurds US Must Not Abandon the Kurds
- January 23, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Monday that Moscow has invited Kurdish representatives to attend the Sochi-hosted congress on Syria set for next week. Ankara's strategic relations with the U.S., another North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally who actively supports and trains the Syrian Kurds , are likely to be severely affected as the battle for Afrin intensifies. (more...)
Yellowstone Open on Limited Basis During Government Shutdown Yellowstone Open on Limited Basis During Government Shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Zinke said national monuments "belong to the people and not the government ", and vowed there will be a "significant difference" between the Obama and Trump administration's handling of a shutdown . Federal courts: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington will remain open . Visitors will not find rangers to help plan their visits. (more...)
Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump
- January 23, 2018

Later, Tillerson went further and told reporters that a team of USA officials was travelling to Europe to "meet with counterparts, so we'll see what we can get done". During a visit to London where he met Theresa May and Boris Johnson , Rex Tillerson said that the United States continued to "treasure" its ties with the UK. (more...)
India Supreme Court Lifts Ban on 'Padmaavat' India Supreme Court Lifts Ban on 'Padmaavat'
- January 23, 2018

The film is based on the saga of the historic 13th century battle between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi. Continuing with their protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmaavat ", the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday warned that Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi will not be allowed to enter the city during the Jaipur Literature Festival and will be "thrashed" if he does so. (more...)
MI gets day off after win MI gets day off after win
- January 23, 2018

No. 23-ranked MI hosts Rutgers in a Big Ten basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. See below for stats and analysis. Rutgers had more second-chance points with 7, compared to Michigan's 5. Freshman Kate Cain led the Huskers with 14 points and 8 rebounds. The Hurricanes also shot 60 percent after halftime while committing just 10 turnovers, avoiding the miscues that can fuel the Wolfpack's pressure defense and lead to transition scores. (more...)
TV crew tries to get fake bomb onto plane in Newark TV crew tries to get fake bomb onto plane in Newark
- January 22, 2018

Farbstein, with TSA , posted a photo of the device Friday on Twitter, showing what appeared to be a motor connected to a hose surrounded by tubing. 'This type of stunt is reckless, dangerous, uninformed and totally insensitive to the reality of the terror threat we face. (more...)
Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees
- January 22, 2018

Snap has issued a threatening memo to employees about the recent uptick in leaks. "The government can even put you in jail". "We have a zero-tolerance policy for those who leak Snap Inc. In December, the "Stories Everywhere" feature, which lets users make and view Stories outside the app, was leaked to the press ahead of the official announcement. (more...)
Instagram Now Shows When You Were Last Active On The App Instagram Now Shows When You Were Last Active On The App
- January 22, 2018

If you tap on following, you will see the recent posts liked by the people and how much time before. Just like with Whatsapp (also owned by Facebook ) once you turn off your activity status, or last seen, you won't be able to see other people's either. (more...)
United States defense chief says N. Korea threatens global stability United States defense chief says N. Korea threatens global stability
- January 22, 2018

China's National Defence Ministry said the United States should abandon a "Cold War" mindset and view Chinese national security and military efforts "rationally and objectively". The document also highlights North Korea and Iran as other global threats, noting Pyongyang's "outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric", will require a focus on US missile defense. (more...)
Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary' Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary'
- January 22, 2018

According to the agreement, the repatriation process must start within two months of the agreement's signing and be completed within two years. The repatriation deal does not cover the estimated 200,000 Rohingya refugees who were living in Bangladesh prior to October 2016, driven out by previous rounds of communal violence and military operations. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child' Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'
- January 22, 2018

Ardern also holds the unique record of being the youngest female head of government in the world to hold office at the age of 37 years. When asked whether she had advice for Ms Ardern regarding balancing her work and a baby, Cotillard simply said, "She'll manage". (more...)
"SNL": Trump's doctor gives his "unbiased, 100 percent accurate health assessment"
- January 22, 2018

The only medications he is now taking are Propecia for male hair loss, one for Rosacea and a multivitamin, Jackson also confirmed. And his doctor says they're conclusive: Trump is a "very sharp" and "articulate" guy. Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, directs the White House medical unit and has worked as a White House physician since 2006. But the United States president performed "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, which is not standard but was requested by Trump. (more...)
A GOP Congressman Battling Sexual Harassment Reportedly Settled His Own Misconduct Case A GOP Congressman Battling Sexual Harassment Reportedly Settled His Own Misconduct Case
- January 22, 2018

The New York Times is not naming the former aide, who followed the recommended procedures for reporting harassment but came away from the experience feeling traumatized, according to several people with whom she shared her feelings. "Speaker Ryan takes the allegations against Mr. Meehan very seriously", spokeswoman AshLee Strong told the Roll Call . "They should be investigated and pursued in accordance with the victim's wishes". (more...)
Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced
- January 22, 2018

An Amazon official said in a news release that the company learned, through the process of accepting applications, about new communities across North America that could be considered for future investment and jobs. "And they said they've got a whole new idea of Alberta and that Calgary did an excellent job". Amazon received 238 responses to its unusual call for proposals. (more...)
Winter storm expected to hit Nebraska, parts of Iowa, Kansas Winter storm expected to hit Nebraska, parts of Iowa, Kansas
- January 22, 2018

That aside, the forecast envisioned more than a foot of snow for southern Minnesota by Monday evening, falling in a broad band running from Sioux Falls, S.D., east and north to Mankato, Fairmont, Albert Lea, Rochester, Red Wing and Eau Claire, Wis. (more...)
CJI Deepak Misra to hear PIL on CBI judge BH Loya's death CJI Deepak Misra to hear PIL on CBI judge BH Loya's death
- January 22, 2018

The issue of Loya's death became even more controversial when four judges, J. Chelameswar, by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph from the supreme court held a press conference a week ago, an action which was unprecedented and caused a lot of finger pointing against the supreme court, and the chief Justice of India , Dipak Misra himself. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: 'Nothing happening with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang' Arsene Wenger: 'Nothing happening with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang'
- January 22, 2018

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is set to fly to London on Saturday with expectations that the Signal Iduna Park chief will finalise a deal seeing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Arsenal , according to reports in Germany. (more...)

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