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Author: 0 Senate leaders forge ahead on funding deal as Trump threatens shutdown

The Senate is inching closer toward reaching an agreement to lift budget spending caps and potentially raise the debt ceiling , but House Democrats are expressing concerns they will lose their leverage in immigration negotiations if the caps deal passes the upper chamber.

World Govt should reveal details on Rafale deal: CPI(M)
Author: 0 Govt should reveal details on Rafale deal: CPI(M)

As the Opposition pointed out PM Modi's silence on the matter, the Ministry of Defence released an official statement saying that demands to disclose details on the Rafale deal were "unrealistic". So while the Congress kept claiming that the Modi government's "lame duck diversionary tactics on the Rafale deal" further intensifies the mystery, APN's popular debate show Mudda took up these issues - with anchor Anant Tiyagi discussing with panellists the legitimacy of either party's ...

World Lakers acquire Isaiah Thomas from Cavs
Author: 0 Lakers acquire Isaiah Thomas from Cavs

Cleveland acquired Thomas from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving All-Star Kyrie Irving . "It's LeBron's ball, and this clearly wasn't working. He leads the NBA with 274 points off the bench since January 1, just ahead of the Clippers' Lou Williams (270) over that span, according to NBA Advanced Stats.

World United States to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns
Author: 0 United States to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns

Noting North Korea's advances in missile technology and China's increasing maritime assertiveness, Onodera said: "I'm happy to have the opportunity to deepen the USA understanding of Japan's tough security environment". North Korea's attendance is the result of the first high-level, inter-Korean diplomatic meetings in more than two years. The vice president is on a multistop trip to Northeast Asia that includes leading the USA delegation at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

World Pelosi sets record with historic House speech
Author: 0 Pelosi sets record with historic House speech

While Pelosi applauded parts of the budget deal , she said it did nothing to advance bipartisan legislation to protect DREAMers . "I still have more ", she said. "So it makes me fearful that tomorrow the reason there isn't a coordinated effort is that nobody wants to show their hand". House Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesperson said Ryan has "repeatedly stated" he supports an immigration reform bill including DACA.

World Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review
Author: 0 Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review

He declassified the four-page Republican memo last Friday. That they did not made clear their true motive: to allow U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes , head of the House Intelligence Committee, to have the field to himself for a while, setting the narrative that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was part of a nefarious "deep state" attempt to take down President Donald Trump .

World US Senate Republicans, Democrats Come Together On 2-Year Budget Deal
Author: 0 US Senate Republicans, Democrats Come Together On 2-Year Budget Deal

Long-term budget deal has been finalized by the major Senate leaders on Tuesday, which is a sweeping deal that could preclude the government shutdown and hit a combat on improving immigration next week. "I am all in for the proposal that was explained to me", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said as he came out of McConnell's office. But that bill was thought to be largely dead on arrival since the Senate would negotiate its own deal, which the House would eventually accept.

World Pemra reminds electronic media about ban on celebrating Valentine's Day
Author: 0 Pemra reminds electronic media about ban on celebrating Valentine's Day

The Pakistani Islamabad High Court (IHC) originally issued an order prohibiting the celebration of Valentine's Day in public spaces and government offices across the country previous year, as Breitbart News reported . The court had also warned print and electronic media to "stop all Valentine's Day promotions immediately". Petitioner Abdul Waheed had filed a case in early 2017 contending that the celebration of Valentine's Day was spreading "immorality, nudity and indecency" in Pakistan.

World Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim for
Author: 0 Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim for "Cavalier Remarks"

He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor but then fled to France hours before his sentencing. To me, when you use the word rape you are talking about violence, throwing them down. "He didn't rape a 13-year-old", Tarantino said in response. When it was brought up that he drugged her with "booze and pills", Tarantino said, "Look, she was down with this ".

World North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games
Author: 0 North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games

North Korea's high-level delegation for the Olympics is being led by Kim Yong-nam, the highest-level official ever to visit South Korea, and it also includes Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong. North Korea reverted to the actual February 8 date from this year. Similarly, a joint Korean women's hockey team will not wear uniforms made by Nike, an Olympic sponsor and USA company, due to concerns about the sanctions.

World Church stabbing suspect in custody
Author: 0 Church stabbing suspect in custody

Two other churchgoers were hurt trying to the attacker off the pastor. The pastor was found with a stab wound to the chest and the band member had a stab wound to the neck. Police said about a dozen people may have been on the property for the non-denominational church service. Those attending services at the home have been gathering there each day as part of a "40-day pledge", Clement said.

World Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal
Author: 0 Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal

The Senate deal would lift caps first imposed in 2011 on defense funding and domestic spending. According to the framework in place [VIDEO ], the budget deal would increased military and non-defense spending by a projected amount of $300 billion over the next two years, in addition to adding over $ 80 billion for disaster relief aid.

Author: 0 White House 'Optimistic' Of Spending Deal To Avert Government Shutdown

The White House's Office of Management and Budget "is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an OMB official said on condition of anonymity, calling on lawmakers to get the measure to President Donald Trump's desk "without delay". In a budget request submitted last May, the White House proposed a 17 percent reduction in the 2018 NIH budget, and indicated support for a cap on the portion of agency grants that can be used toward research institutions' infrastructure costs.

World Nissan and other Japanese investors to meet with United Kingdom leader
Author: 0 Nissan and other Japanese investors to meet with United Kingdom leader

Brexit could cause huge new costs for British businesses, with some industries facing additional costs of up t0 20%, according to a leaked government analysis. The EU has released position papers showing it wants to put in place a method to rapidly curtail the UK's single market benefits if it breaches agreements on a transition deal.

World Steelers hiring former Penn State assistant Tom Bradley
Author: 0 Steelers hiring former Penn State assistant Tom Bradley

Also going to the National Football League were former defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley (Oakland Raiders) and former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll ( Buffalo Bills ). Knowing Coach Mitchell, who was a coach at LSU when I played. Dunbar has also previously been a defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears , Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

World Winter Olympics: Team event to open figure skating program
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Team event to open figure skating program

North Korea announced last month that it would hold a big event to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. For years, the armed forces foundation day event had taken place on April 25. North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square - the highlight for Pyongyang-watchers who examine them for clues about the progress of its technology.

World A Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Looking Increasingly Likely
Author: 0 A Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Looking Increasingly Likely

They also appeared together, but didn't sing, at the premier of the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! in December of that same year. Our sources say he's organizing the tour because he enjoys the girls and the group. The source also revealed that the plan for now is to kick off the world tour in England and that the group will later move to the U.S. "We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the fantastic times we have spent together".

World Airstrikes pound rebel region of Syria; 55 dead
Author: 0 Airstrikes pound rebel region of Syria; 55 dead

Of course, the whole world knew, except perhaps Obama, that neither Damascus nor Moscow were serious about destroying all the Syrian chemical weapons whether the sulfur mustard kind or the vintage chlorine and sarin. Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes inside Syria in the course of Syria's civil war, against what it says are suspected arms shipments believed to be bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, which is fighting alongside Syrian government forces.

World 2 soldiers martyred in Turkey's Afrin operation
Author: 0 2 soldiers martyred in Turkey's Afrin operation

In December, Syrian government forces launched a major offensive to take territory from militants in Idlib. United Nations officials said they needed at least a month to deliver aid to conflict zones and evacuate the critically ill. They are considered to be linked to the "terrorist" Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday it had carried out defensive strikes in the eastern Deir Ezzor region against Syrian pro-regime forces.

World Pence meets S. Korean leader, vows USA support
Author: 0 Pence meets S. Korean leader, vows USA support

Pence told reporters en route to Tokyo that the objective of his trip was to "make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime". "We are not going to be lulled by the Olympic experience and North Korea marching with their South Korean... friends or family or whatever, and giving them a platform to put on their charm offensive".

World Stock market plunges again, enters 1st correction in 2 years
Author: 0 Stock market plunges again, enters 1st correction in 2 years

The Standard & Poor's 500 index, a broader market barometer tracked by many index funds, climbed 1.7 percent to 2,695.14. The S&P Index surged 1.7 percent Tuesday, the most since 2016, after plunging 4.1 percent on Monday. After a sharp loss Wednesday, benchmark US crude lost 64 cents, or 1 per cent, to $61.15 a barrel in NY. Investors were assessing a number of earnings reports, while global markets remained cautious following Monday's slide.

World Naked passenger prompts Seattle-bound plane to return to Anchorage
Author: 0 Naked passenger prompts Seattle-bound plane to return to Anchorage

An Alaska Airlines flight bound to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday was diverted back due to an incident that involved a naked passenger onboard the plane. "Alaska Airlines flight 146 from Anchorage to Seattle returned to Anchorage due to a passenger not following flight attendant's instructions ". Airport police Lt.

World Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria
Author: 0 Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria

Rouhani also underlined the need for fighting terrorism and reinforcing regional stability and security. At least 1,028 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in Syria's Afrin , the Turkish General Staff said on February 8.

World House Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems
Author: 0 House Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems

House Intelligence Committee Republicans voted to release the memo last Monday, which Trump declassified on Friday, but the committee stalled on a vote to release Democratic members' counter-memo. The panel's ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told TPM through the committee's minority spokesperson that the wall would be a "terrible mistake".

World Durham University student dies outside nightclub
Author: 0 Durham University student dies outside nightclub

According to The Palatinate , Durham's Independent Student Newspaper, eyewitnesses reported that the female student was trapped under a fence as students pushed it over whilst queueing for entry into the club. People were trying to reason with them, telling the bouncers it wasn't safe and someone was going to get hurt. "In the end they put a barrier in front of the people at the front, who had been slowly moving forward due to being pushed from behind".

World AAA study finds drowsy-driving crashes more prevalent than thought
Author: 0 AAA study finds drowsy-driving crashes more prevalent than thought

Federal estimates indicate drowsiness is a factor in only 1 to 2 percent of crashes. An executive from AAA suggests that missing just two to three hours of sleep can more than quadruple your risk for a crash. In extreme cases such as fatal accidents, information about what happened before the crash can be lost when the driver dies. Squire told TNN what he looks for to play it safe as a defensive truck driver.

World Milan kidnap case model Chloe Ayling: People don't believe me
Author: 0 Milan kidnap case model Chloe Ayling: People don't believe me

He was stopped before he left the consulate and detained. The footage was released yesterday in court. Lukasz Herba is accused of being part of the so-called "Black Death" group on the " dark web ". On Wednesday the court also heard that the young woman was handcuffed and brutally stuffed into a suitcase to be transported to the cottage where she was held after being drugged, Italian outlet ANSA reported .

World Casino veteran will chair Wynn Resorts board
Author: 0 Casino veteran will chair Wynn Resorts board

Zacks Investment Research's earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Wynn Resorts . Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) had a decrease of 2.18% in short interest. Wynn Resorts's dividend payout ratio is now 27.51%. As of February 15, 2017, the companyÂ's Wynn Macau resorts had approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 303 table games and 957 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; 2 ...

World N. Korea displays ICBMs during low-key military parade
Author: 0 N. Korea displays ICBMs during low-key military parade

Last month, North Korea arbitrarily moved the anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army to February 8. Meanwhile, Pyongyang, which did not allow foreign media to visit North Korea to cover Thursday's military parade, has so far shown no signs of abandoning its nuclear and missile programs.

World Raptors have discussed DeAndre Jordan trade
Author: 0 Raptors have discussed DeAndre Jordan trade

However, that hasn't stopped the Cavs from calling them about Jordan. The Cavs are attempting to improve their roster by only parting with their own first round pick and retaining Brooklyn's. Memphis has listened to trade offers for Tyreke Evans. A package of Marcin Gortat , Jason Smith (perhaps heading to a third team), Kelly Oubre and a first-round pick has always been my favorite realistic Jordan package.

World House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal
Author: 0 House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal

The New York Knicks are the NBA's most valuable team for a third consecutive year, according to an annual list published by Forbes on Wednesday that showed each team in the league is worth at least US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) for the first time.

World Syria Warns Israel of 'Grave Ramifications' of Alleged Airstrike
Author: 0 Syria Warns Israel of 'Grave Ramifications' of Alleged Airstrike

Mr Le Drian said worldwide law was "being violated by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and Idlib", calling on all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, to leave Syria . Ankara announced on Thursday it would host a new three-way summit to revive efforts to end the war, which has killed at least 340 000 people and displaced millions since 2011.

World N.Korea held military parade
Author: 0 N.Korea held military parade

The Pope's message is in line with the expectations of both the North and South Korean leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, who have repeatedly argued joint participation in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and the resulting talks would mark a "year of reconciliation" and "bring peace".

World Candidates File Nominations in Nagaland, 443 in Meghalaya
Author: 0 Candidates File Nominations in Nagaland, 443 in Meghalaya

State Chief electoral officer Abhijit Sinha said Scrutiny of the nominations is underway today in all the twelve Election Districts of the States. It was informed that the 29 candidates whose application got rejected were all substitute candidates.

World Congress demands PM apology over remarks on Renuka
Author: 0 Congress demands PM apology over remarks on Renuka

Later, Chowdhury told mediapersons that the Prime Minister's jibe was anti-women. Referring to Modi's remarks following loud laughter by Chowdhury in the Rajya Sabha , the Congress leader said: "Merely, a woman parliamentarian was laughing at his claims...

World India refuses Yameen envoy an audience
Author: 0 India refuses Yameen envoy an audience

Three ministers have been sent out to the three capitals to "provide updates on the current situation". "The Government of the Maldives was informed the said dates were not suitable for India's leadership", Maldives Foreign Office said on Thursday.

World Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Democrats are onboard
Author: 0 Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Democrats are onboard

Representative Warren Davidson, a Republican, said in an interview with National Public Radio. "After months of legislative logjams, this budget deal is a genuine breakthrough", Schumer said on the Senate floor. President Donald Trump has also muddied the waters saying earlier this week that he would "love to see a shutdown " if his demands to crack down on immigration were not met.

World Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named U.S. flag bearer
Author: 0 Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named U.S. flag bearer

However, Davis, who was also one of the finalists, included the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth2018 in a tweet. On Wednesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Erin Hamlin would lead her teammates around the track in Pyeongchang .

World Valencia urges United to stay in hunt for Premier League title
Author: 0 Valencia urges United to stay in hunt for Premier League title

The changes required United to make an accounting write-off of 48.8 million pounds ($68 million) in the second quarter of the financial year. The return to European soccer's elite competition also saw wages climb nearly 10 percent in the second quarter to 69.6 million pounds — a bill that will climb further after the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window and handing manager Jose Mourinho an improved contract.

World Amateur sketch from witness helps police identify theft suspect
Author: 0 Amateur sketch from witness helps police identify theft suspect

The much-ridiculed sketch of a robbery suspect actually helped the Pennsylvania police find the alleged burglar. The theft occurred at a farmer's market in Lancaster, PA on January 30, when a man pretended to be an employee at a stand while the actual employee was away and took money from the business, WPMT reported .

World Houston crash kills son of former Blazers coach
Author: 0 Houston crash kills son of former Blazers coach

Adelman was walking around downtown Houston around noon on February 2 when he was hit by an 80-year-old woman driving a Chrysler Town & Country minivan. R.J. served as a scout for his father with the Kings and then as an assistant with the Rockets. Our thoughts are with R.J.'s friends and family. Adelman played basketball at Willamette University and became a lawyer afterwards.

World Florida boy gets stuck in arcade game
Author: 0 Florida boy gets stuck in arcade game

A crew arrived and, "made short work of the situation", according to the Fire Department, adding that Mason was 'never in distress'. The report ended with this: "Mom, Mason and friends went back to eating dinner, E10 back to their station to await the next call".

World Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date
Author: 0 Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The news follows last week's confirmation that incumbent President Nicolas Maduro has been named the official candidate for the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Meanwhile, analyst Gustavo Espinoza rejected the campaign of media manipulation against the Bolivarian process and against Maduro, who, he said, will come to defend the sovereignty of his country and the region and condemn the arrogance of the US government.

World CNN's Alisyn Camerota Takes Down Nazi Congressional Candidate
Author: 0 CNN's Alisyn Camerota Takes Down Nazi Congressional Candidate

When Camerota asked, "Do you call yourself a Nazi?" he responded, "I don't call myself a Nazi". But videos have reportedly surfaces of Jones speaking at pro-Nazi rallies as recent as past year. if you did an honest investigation of the Holocaust you'd realize that it is nothing but an global extortion racket by the Jews to bleed, blackmail extort and terrorize their enemies and to suck us into one war after another".

World Remains of six victims found in Toronto serial killer case
Author: 0 Remains of six victims found in Toronto serial killer case

The house wasn't owned by McArthur, but he used it to store landscaping equipment. Idsinga said more charges against McArthur, are expected - who is now facing five counts of first-degree murder. Police said the first remains to be identified yesterday belonged to Kinsman. Investigators are also pouring over "literally hundreds" of missing persons reports and conducting an extensive digital investigation, Idsinga said.