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Is Kanye West Working On David Bowie Tribute Album? Is Kanye West Working On David Bowie Tribute Album?
- January 22, 2016

Enter American heavyweight rapper Kanye West, who was rumored to be working on his own Bowie remembrance - an album of Bowie covers - something that appalled many music fans. " David Bowie was a unique and extremely talented artist, nothing to do with Kanye's music or the way he is exposed in the public", said another. "In fact her birthday was a Bowie tribute!" As Joe Muggs at The Guardian points out , West is the kind of musical innovator who's not afraid to experiment with new sounds, ... (more...)
Militants attack checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai, kill 5 police
- January 21, 2016

Two of the 13 people wounded in the blast are in a critical condition. The aftermath of an attack in Al-Arish in early January. The attack took place when gunmen opened fire on Wednesday night on a checkpoint in al-Arish, killing five policemen, government officials said. (more...)
Microsoft confirms Surface Pro power cord recall - get your free replacement Microsoft confirms Surface Pro power cord recall - get your free replacement
- January 21, 2016

Microsoft revealed earlier this week that the company is recalling a number of power cords following overheating concerns. The program, which is now available to Surface Pro customers in the United States and Canada, covers Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 sold prior to March 15, 2015. (more...)
Jason Rezaian makes first public appearance after release
- January 21, 2016

It was his first public appearance since his release. He was originally sentenced to death for espionage, but the conviction was overturned. There was no advance warning of his release, he added. and I think he'll turn out to be just fine". Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, arrested in 2014, and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, 35, of Boise, Idaho, held in 2012, were also freed. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: 'We're taking on the political establishment' ... like Planned Parenthood?
- January 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton has been around there for a very , very long time. As The Slot noted , Sanders was likely referring to the fact that Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign have super PACs. This critique can't (or at least shouldn't) apply to Democratic constituencies and advocacy groups because, well, Sanders really doesn't disagree with them on much. (more...)
Now free, Jason Rezaian wants to catch up with Warriors
- January 21, 2016

According to Secretary of State John Kerry, the money Naqdi is referring to is supposedly going to be paid to the Iranian government by the U.S.to settle a debt over a military fund that existed between the USA and the former shah, who ruled Iran prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (more...)
Clinton aide: Sanders has 'empty solutions'
- January 21, 2016

The survey shows that Clinton now has 52 percent support, down 7 percent in the same poll since December. Sanders now leads Clinton by 27 points in New Hampshire , is running neck-in-neck with her in Iowa , and could be competitive in SC if he wins the black vote. (more...)
Michigan House approves $28M in aid for Flint
- January 21, 2016

Snyder says the "considerable" needs brought by the disaster exceed the funding capabilities of state and local government. He acknowledged that Flint had aging infrastructure and had been devastated by job losses and associated economic decline, but argued it would take federal assistance " for permanent solutions for the public water system damages ". (more...)
Bernie Sanders is walloping Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire
- January 21, 2016

The CNN/WMUR survey found that more than half of New Hampshire Democratic primaryvoters - 52% - have already "definitely decided" who they will vote for, signaling less room for shifting loyalties as the primary approaches on February 9. (more...)
At least 21 dead in 'Taliban' attack on Pakistan university At least 21 dead in 'Taliban' attack on Pakistan university
- January 21, 2016

Entering, they killed a chemistry professor, Syed Hamid Hussain, who had opened fire with a personal handgun to cover the escape of students, some 50-60 of whom subsequently suffered gunshot and stabbing wounds, officials said. Though authorities say overall violence has declined since the wide-ranging military offensive was launched in North Waziristan, the Taliban still manage to carry out major attacks. (more...)
Sarah Palin cites son's PTSD at Trump rally
- January 21, 2016

He is accused of hitting his girlfriend and possessing a weapon while intoxicated. "When I talk about a commander in chief who would never leave our men and our women behind, let me get a little personal about this - I'm talking about not leaving our wounded warriors behind also". (more...)
2015 was hottest on Earth by a wide margin 2015 was hottest on Earth by a wide margin
- January 21, 2016

NASA illustration showing 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880. "It is a key data point that should make policy makers stand up and take notice - now is the time to act on climate ". "This record year really is just emphasizing the fact that there is a very, very strong long-term trend in temperature that we have associated very strongly with the human emissions of greenhouse gases", Schmidt says. (more...)
Flint mayor meets with Obama to address water crisis
- January 21, 2016

The State must go beyond preventing immediate water shut-offs and reimburse Flint residents for the contaminated water they have been paying for over an extended period of time. But the water in the new system was not treated properly, and so lead leached into it from the old pipes. The EPA informed the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality last April that the water in Flint contained unsafe levels of lead, but the warning wasn't communicated to the public at that time. (more...)
Detroit schools to reopen but crisis far from over
- January 21, 2016

Many teachers say the plan threatens to undermine the public school system and disenfranchises city residents. The school district agreed to demands on staff meetings, sick leave accrual and a labor-management committee on curriculum, the teachers union said. (more...)
Oregon governor calls on feds to act against armed group
- January 21, 2016

Rally attendees — birders, hikers, and nature lovers — demanded the government remove the group occupying the refuge and condemned its members as criminals. At a news conference earlier that day, Bundy had told news reporters that his group wants to see a plan for returning the federal land to locals, and until they achieve that goal, "We're not going anywhere". (more...)
Shields scores 28, Nebraska beat No. 11 Michigan State 72-71 Shields scores 28, Nebraska beat No. 11 Michigan State 72-71
- January 21, 2016

To be fair, the Spartans (16-4, 3-4 Big Ten) still field one of the nation's better teams. Tonight the Spartans lost their third straight contest 72-71 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Michigan State was back at home in the midst of a two-game losing skid, welcoming in a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that had won three straight, albeit against the three lowest-ranked teams in the Big Ten . (more...)
Suspected microcephaly cases in Brazil rise to 3893
- January 21, 2016

The CDC made this recommendation based on reports in Brazil of a link between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly in babies. Epidemiologist Dave Neitzel said Minnesota has had only one documented case of travel-related Zika infection so far. (more...)
Thousands At Far-Right Rally Against Merkel Migrant Policy
- January 21, 2016

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere and justice minister Heiko Maas proposed a draft law to relax deportations of asylum seekers and others convicted of crimes. On the night of December 31, dozens of women reported being robbed and sexually assaulted-two said they were raped-in Cologne, Hamburg, and Stuttgart. (more...)
Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil
- January 21, 2016

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) - A USA warning that pregnant women should avoid Latin American countries where a mosquito-borne virus is multiplying couldn't have come at a worse time for a region that's counting on tourism to give it a boost at a time of economic crises. (more...)
3 in Florida have Zika virus after visiting South America
- January 21, 2016

Colombia is among 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean included in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first-ever travel warning due to the zika outbreak. The aedes aegypti mosquito is common in warm climates, including Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, Central America the Caribbean and the Southeast U.S. (more...)
Lawsuit against Oculus founder can proceed, judge rules Lawsuit against Oculus founder can proceed, judge rules
- January 21, 2016

Oculus Rift pre-orders went live earlier this month at a price of $914 with an estimated March shipping date. Luckey has disputed these claims and has said that the lawsuit is "a brazen attempt to secure for itself a stake in Oculus VR's recent multi-billion dollar acquisition by Facebook". (more...)
Guzman, actress talked of 'dream' meeting in texts Guzman, actress talked of 'dream' meeting in texts
- January 21, 2016

The meeting between Penn and Guzman led to the recapturing of the latter. The billionaire kingpin was arrested Friday following a predawn raid by Mexican marines who stormed his mountain-top hideaway in Sinaloa state, killing five of his henchmen in the process. (more...)
CDC answers questions about Zika outbreak
- January 21, 2016

Three cases of Zika virus, Florida's first, were recorded in people who had recently traveled in Latin America, health authorities said on Wednesday (Jan 20). "Right now, in IL there is no known transmission of Zika virus". The CDC's priority was to alert pregnant women to the situation, even though there are a lot of lingering questions, said Dr. (more...)
Baby born in Hawaii with brain damage confirmed to have Zika infection
- January 21, 2016

But right now, the Centers for Disease Control is more concerned about pregnant women who may be traveling to other countries where the virus is spreading. The CDC has received reports of 22 cases of Zika since 2007, including eight in 2015 and this year, all in travelers who have brought it home. Brazil saw an outbreak of Zika in 2015, with an estimated 500,000 to 1.5 million residents infected. (more...)
Bernie Sanders May Not Win, But Everyone Else Will Lose Bernie Sanders May Not Win, But Everyone Else Will Lose
- January 21, 2016

Fifty-five percent believe Clinton is the best choice to handle the threat of ISIS. The fact that Sanders seems to be pulling away from Clinton in New Hampshire despite what ABC News describes as "an all-out blitz" from her campaign in that state must be a worrisome sign. (more...)

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