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World Mitt Romney keeps dropping hints he's running for Senate
Author: 0 Mitt Romney keeps dropping hints he's running for Senate

When Mitt Romney, lost the presidential election in 2012, pundits declared his time in politics over. Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to announce on February 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch.

World India is headed towards a brighter future: Advani on Budget
Author: 0 India is headed towards a brighter future: Advani on Budget

Unnikirishnan of the Confederation of Indian Industry, a powerful trade group. Shares also fell briefly after the government imposed a long-term capital gains tax, but major indexes later clawed back into positive territory. It will be 3.5% of the GDP in the year ending March 31, as against the earlier target of 3.2%. India now does not tax capital gains on equities if the investments were made more than a year earlier.

World Trump Speaks on Immigration Reform at SOTU: 'Americans Are Dreamers Too'
Author: 0 Trump Speaks on Immigration Reform at SOTU: 'Americans Are Dreamers Too'

DACA recipients' Democratic allies on Capitol Hill also got in on the act, denouncing Trump's " dreamers " quip as divisive and bigoted. President Donald Trump said in a speech at a Republican retreat on Thursday that Democrats will not be able to make immigration a successful campaign issue against the GOP this year.

World This Is HUGE! Super Bowl LII Goes Zero-Waste
Author: 0 This Is HUGE! Super Bowl LII Goes Zero-Waste

On Super Bowl Sunday, it is expected to be mostly sunny in Minneapolis, but very cold with highs only in the single digits. The Super Bowl weekend is nearly upon us and that means a lot of marketing gimmicks from brands that have the money to actually place expensive ads during the most famous American football game of the year.

World U.S. unveils sanctions created to strangle Iranian-backed Hezbollah
Author: 0 U.S. unveils sanctions created to strangle Iranian-backed Hezbollah

Hezbollah , which the USA says has financed terrorism in Syria and Yemen, depends on its ally Iran for more than $700 million a year, said an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The move is tied to President Donald Trump's position on Iran - the administration has moved to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program without abrogating the accord with the US and five other world powers.

World UK PM May says she will not sack minister over Brexit remarks
Author: 0 UK PM May says she will not sack minister over Brexit remarks

In a verbal statement to MPs on Friday morning, Baker withdrew his comments and apologised to Grant. The Brexit secretary told MPs he was speaking to "every member state that I can" in the hope of getting the EU27 on board ahead of the March European Council, where Brussels is expected to set out its framework for trade and services after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc.

World New concern after ICE agents hit 77 NorCal businesses
Author: 0 New concern after ICE agents hit 77 NorCal businesses

Almost 80 businesses in northern California were raided by federal immigration officers on Thursday. ICE confirmed on Friday that Homeland Security Investigations special agents served "notices of inspections", known as I-9 audit notices, to the 77 businesses in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and other nearby areas.

World Macron expected to join Rihanna on education work in Senegal
Author: 0 Macron expected to join Rihanna on education work in Senegal

His French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron pledged €200 million to the fund , saying such a commitment is not a choice, but a necessity. "Investing in education helps reduce disadvantage, accelerate economic growth and improve regional stability".

World Kennedy, Guzman to deliver Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union
Author: 0 Kennedy, Guzman to deliver Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union

Picking the scion of a political dynasty demonstrates the party's "disinterest in the mood of their own grassroots base", said Maria Svart, the national director of the group Democratic Socialists of America . In advance of tonight's speech, here's everything you need to know about the young Democrat who's been chosen to offer an alternative to President Trump's vision of the country.

World Pakistan offers joint investigation into Kabul attack
Author: 0 Pakistan offers joint investigation into Kabul attack

Pakistan has urged Afghanistan that instead of indulging in blame game both the countries should engage in concrete cooperation. Dr Faisal asserted that Pakistan had always maintained that there was no military path to peace and stability in Afghanistan and only an Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process will ensure peace there.

World Sanusha Santosh Molested In Train Check How Malayalam actress Reacted to it
Author: 0 Sanusha Santosh Molested In Train Check How Malayalam actress Reacted to it

She said she caught hold of the man's hand, switched on the light and screamed for help before alerting the travelling ticket examiner, who later informed the railway police about the incident. The popular regional actress was deeply saddened by people's behaviour and suggested that if she had started her protest on social media, many would have turned up for help but "when you're confronted with a real-life situation, nobody cares or reacts".

World Five ways Alberta could retaliate against BC's pipeline obstacles
Author: 0 Five ways Alberta could retaliate against BC's pipeline obstacles

The leader of Alberta's Opposition, Jason Kenney, made some suggestions on Wednesday about what he would do to penalize B.C., but Notley says his ideas would hurt Albertans. In the meantime, she hopes the federal government will intervene. "The Kinder Morgan pipeline is not a danger to the B.C. coast", he said. Trudeau says Canada has to protect the environment and encourage economic development at the same time, which has guided the federal government's approach on Kinder Morgan's project.

World Teacher Stepped On Black Student's Back In Slavery Lesson
Author: 0 Teacher Stepped On Black Student's Back In Slavery Lesson

The teacher, identified as Patricia Cummings from Middle School 118 in the Bronx, then allegedly stepped on the back of at least one black student to show her what slavery felt like. She refused to discuss her lessons when a reporter approached her after school Thursday. "While the investigation has not been completed, these are deeply disturbing allegations, and the alleged behavior has no place in our schools or in society", city Department of Education spokeswoman Toya Holness said in ...

World Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter
Author: 0 Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter

If it's cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn't see his shadow , spring will arrive early. If he does not, the people of Punxsutawney can sigh with relief; winter will soon be at an end. If he does not, there's supposed to be an early spring. So needless to say, Phil has some work to do in the accuracy department. According to Stormfax the groundhog has been right 39-percent of the time.

World IPS Pledges To Construct Ram Mandir In Ayodhaya
Author: 0 IPS Pledges To Construct Ram Mandir In Ayodhaya

Shukla and others can be seen taking the pledge as: "Hum sab Ram-bhakt, aaj ke karyakram ke dauraan, yeh sankalp letey hain, ki jald se jald Ram mandir ka bhavya nirman ho (We the Ram-devotees, take the pledge during that grand Ram temple should be constructed as soon as possible)".

World Father of Larry Nassar Victims Tries to Attack 'Demon' Ex-Doctor
Author: 0 Father of Larry Nassar Victims Tries to Attack 'Demon' Ex-Doctor

Margraves asked the judge to be given "five minutes in a locker room with that demon". "But in a courtroom, we don't use profanity", the judge said . "You can not behave like this", Povilaitis said . This is not helping your children, this is not helping your community, this is not helping us. His Michigan trial is now in its second day, and there are plenty more victims statements expected in the courtroom.

Author: 0 US Open To Diplomatic Talks With North Korea Over Denuclearization

Guterres flies to South Korea next week to attend the Olympics. Nunes gave Trump "secretly altered" version of memo Davis: "Deep state" existed in '16 - but it elected Trump Former Trump legal spokesman to testify to Mueller about undisclosed call: report MORE will meet with eight North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday as his administration moves to increase pressure on Pyongyang ahead of the Winter Olympic Games.

World Mission: Impossible - Fallout poster and teaser trailer revealed
Author: 0 Mission: Impossible - Fallout poster and teaser trailer revealed

Next is Cruise himself, dropping his own teaser to promote Sunday's trailer. Mission: Impossible - Fallout will see Tom Cruise joined by returning stars Rebecca Ferguson , Simon Pegg , Ving Rhames , Alec Baldwin , Sean Harris and Michelle Monaghan , along with new additions Henry Cavill ( Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ), Sian Brooke ( Sherlock ), Angela Bassett ( American Horror Story ) and Vanessa Kirby ( The Crown ).

World Dollar Labours Higher On Jobs Report, Stocks Drop 2 February 2018
Author: 0 Dollar Labours Higher On Jobs Report, Stocks Drop 2 February 2018

The Fed projects three interest rate hikes this year, but markets have started to wonder whether officials might not end up hiking four times instead. government operations. In Europe, a bond selloff deepened across the continent, and equities dropped for a fifth straight day, the longest streak since November.

World Hamilton students returning home after bus crash in Stayner
Author: 0 Hamilton students returning home after bus crash in Stayner

No students on the bus, which was heading back from a school trip to Blue Mountain, were injured, said Clearview Township fire chief Colin Sewell. Police say it's believed it was snowing lightly in the area at the time of the crash. Shewell said the teens' parents have been notified that they are okay. The bus passengers were taken to the Stayner Arena, which served as a reception centre.

World NY to remove highway signs after feds threaten to pull $14M
Author: 0 NY to remove highway signs after feds threaten to pull $14M

Cuomo ignored the denial and unveiled the blue-and-white highway signs in 2014, touting them as a way to boost tourism. The FHWA first told the state in the summer of 2016 that the signs - which promote "I Love NY", Taste of New York, Path Through History and state parks - don't comply with federal standards for uniform signage along interstate highways.

World Israeli Teens Suing BDS Activists Over Cancellation Of Lorde Concert
Author: 0 Israeli Teens Suing BDS Activists Over Cancellation Of Lorde Concert

Lorde performs "Homemade Dynamite" at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum, in Inglewood, California, August 27, 2017. I've received an overwhelming number of messages and letters and had a lot of discussions with people holding many views and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show.

World Fidel Castro's troubled son takes his own life
Author: 0 Fidel Castro's troubled son takes his own life

As a boy he was the subject of a custody battle after his parents divorced in 1955. Castro persuaded her to send the boy to Mexico, then briefly refused to return him to his mother, although she was eventually able to take him back to Cuba.

World Sessions Assigns Additional Agents to Online Opioid Patrol
Author: 0 Sessions Assigns Additional Agents to Online Opioid Patrol

Sessions says the Federal Bureau of Investigation is dedicating dozens more staffers to the team so they can focus on the one issue. Mr. Trump has repeatedly said that if he'd known Mr. Attorney's Office. Mr. Sessions was interviewed by Mr. Mueller's team two weeks ago. Sessions said the DEA collects reports on some 80 million prescription drug transactions a year and authorities will dive into those, looking for patterns and outliers.

World Former Gov. Barbour arrested with loaded gun at security checkpoint in airport
Author: 0 Former Gov. Barbour arrested with loaded gun at security checkpoint in airport

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein tells us a TSA officer who was staffing a checkpoint x-ray machine spotted the firearm in Barbour's carry-on bag. "This was absentmindedness and nobody's fault but mine", Barbour told the AP. According to the TSA, DIA ranked fourth in the country in the number of guns found on passengers a year ago, with 118 found guns (102 that were loaded).

World Trudeau says Canada is ready if Trump nixes NAFTA
Author: 0 Trudeau says Canada is ready if Trump nixes NAFTA

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, admitted the talks with the US and Mexico were complicated but the three countries would take the time needed to do it correctly. They've touched everything from NAFTA negotiations to threats in the Chinese media that Beijing may consider pulling back on its purchase pace of U.S.

World Sans courtroom order, Morales ought to implement deputy's suspension
Author: 0 Sans courtroom order, Morales ought to implement deputy's suspension

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon warned that there could be a constitutional crisis that could rise from the "clash" between Malacañang and the Ombudsman. "The SC, as the final arbiter of all questions of law, has the power to decide between the competing interests or interpretations of the government and an independent constitutional body", Escudero said.

Author: 0 (CELG) Position Cut by Taurus Asset Management LLC

It has outperformed by 105.37% the S&P500. Cypress Funds Llc decreased its stake in Boeing Co (BA) by 9.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the shares of OMC in report on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating.

World 1 killed after train carrying Republican lawmakers strikes trash truck
Author: 0 1 killed after train carrying Republican lawmakers strikes trash truck

No serious injuries were reported among those aboard the chartered Amtrak train, which set out from the nation's capital with lawmakers, family members and staff for a strategy retreat. Greg Walden of OR wrote on Twitter. Later, he described the truck's wreckage and said, "Valuable lesson, people". The event's organizers said the retreat "will proceed with an adjusted program", including a moment of prayer for those involved in the accident.

World Taiwan lawmakers seek meeting with Pope Francis after Hong Kong bishop row
Author: 0 Taiwan lawmakers seek meeting with Pope Francis after Hong Kong bishop row

China's 12 million Catholics are split between a government-run association, whose clergy are picked by the Communist Party, and an unofficial church that swears allegiance to the Vatican. In 2015, Pope Francis accepted Cardinal O'Brien's decision to renounce all "duties and privileges" associated with being a cardinal, and the Catholic Church in Scotland announced he would "be reduced to a strictly private life with no further participation in any public, religious or civil events".

World Arizona House Votes to Expel Rep. Don Shooter Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Author: 0 Arizona House Votes to Expel Rep. Don Shooter Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Shooter began making inappropriate comments and gestures to people and culminated in today", Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said after Shooter was booted from office. In the following weeks, the woman then working as the publisher of the Arizona Republic newspaper and a number of others also complained about inappropriate behavior and comments by Shooter.

World Ex-Catalan leader reportedly says it's over for him
Author: 0 Ex-Catalan leader reportedly says it's over for him

You will be councillors (I hope and desire), but I am already sacrificed", wrote Puigdemont, according to the screens reproduced by a Telecinco camera to the cellphone of Comin during a rally in Lovaine. Three Catalan leaders imprisoned in Spain over their role in their region's independence crisis will take their case to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, their lawyers in London said on Thursday.

World CMS Approves Indiana's Medicaid Work Requirement, Tobacco-Use Surcharge
Author: 0 CMS Approves Indiana's Medicaid Work Requirement, Tobacco-Use Surcharge

The program was expanded in 2015 by then Gov. Mike Pence with a federal waiver to implement HIP as an alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion. Also included in the new waiver is the addition of new substance abuse disorder services, including residential treatment and addiction recovery. In addition to continuing HIP for almost three years and making several administrative adjustments, federal approval allows IN to enhance HIP with up to $80 million IN funding to support efforts to ...

World Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes
Author: 0 Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes

Russia is back to the first place in the unofficial 2014 Winter Olympics medal tally after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared 28 Russian athletes and dropped their life-bans over alleged doping violations. Bans on three members of Russia's second unit in the men's four-man bob are among the 11 whose bans have been partially upheld, which means Great Britain's upgrade to bronze is confirmed.

Author: 0 Denuclearization of Korean peninsula is the objective — United Nations chief

The Olympic village in the northeastern port city of Gangneung flew both the North and South Korean flags on their arrival. But there is nonetheless a growing risk that the Trump administration will authorise limited military strikes against the North's weapons of mass destruction, conceivably within the next few months.

World Ezenwa Ruled Out Of CHAN Final Against Morocco
Author: 0 Ezenwa Ruled Out Of CHAN Final Against Morocco

In the other fixture between Nigeria and Sudan at the Grande Stade Marrakech, it was the west Africans who took a first-half lead through Gabriel Okechukwu's 16th minute goal . And Salisu, who is in charge of the CHAN assignment, on Thursday expressed his excitement at the prospect of making history as the first manager to win tournament.

World Fears over Donegal broadband after withdrawal from government scheme
Author: 0 Fears over Donegal broadband after withdrawal from government scheme

The telecom company's decision leaves a consortium led by Enet and SSE, the energy utility, as the only bidder for the contract. They said Eir's withdrawal is the "latest in a string of failures", and they have "serious reservations" about the way the Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment is running the current tendering process.

World Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain
Author: 0 Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal Neuron , could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders , which affect almost 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. They used optogenics (that's a technique in which genes for light sensitive proteins are introduced into brain cells, allowing you to control the activity of those cells using light signals) to "turn down" the activity of these specific genes.

World Hey, Gauteng, Sending Bottled Water To Cape Town Isn't Helping
Author: 0 Hey, Gauteng, Sending Bottled Water To Cape Town Isn't Helping

In 2014, Theewaterskloof was near full capacity, but the region went into drought in 2015 as rainfall fell to just 325mm, Universe Today reports. "Previous forecasting models have proved useless in the era of climate change". A range of measures are under consideration, including additional water storage and the distribution of water to schools", said Shelver. The H2O (Hack Two Day Zero), which is in partnership with consumer finance business RCS Group, will take place on 9 and 10 ...

World This Day in History: Columbia Disaster 2003
Author: 0 This Day in History: Columbia Disaster 2003

Columbia exploded a mere sixteen minutes before landing on Earth. During launch, a piece of foam insulation broke off from the propellant tank and hit the edge of the shuttle's left wing. Kalpna was awarded Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Space Flight Medal, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal Posthumously. After repeated delay of her second mission which was also her last, it finally began on 2003.

World Russian expert comments on US Treasury Department report
Author: 0 Russian expert comments on US Treasury Department report

The US Treasury has warned that imposing new sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt market could cause massive repercussions for the US, a new unclassified document warns. We can't go into our sensitive diplomatic discussions, but I assure you that the Russians know when a deal that they thought was moving forward is all of a sudden falling apart and not moving forward, they know which deals are being turned off.

World EPF contributions of women employees cut to 8% for first 3 years
Author: 0 EPF contributions of women employees cut to 8% for first 3 years

This will help in promoting job creation, he said. In Budget 2016-17, the government said it would pay for three years the 8.33% of basic pay that employers contribute to the EPS. Similarly, he said that the proposal to reduce women's EPF contribution would require an amendment in the Act and seems more like populist announcement in view Lok Sabha polls due next year.