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World Mitch McConnell says Senate leaders have reached a major budget deal
Author: 0 Mitch McConnell says Senate leaders have reached a major budget deal

At the same time, many liberal Democrats wanted to withhold their support as leverage to win concessions on immigration policy. There's no question that conservatives are in full revolt over the budget deal. It would contain nearly $300 billion over current limits on defense and domestic accounts. One day before a threatened USA government shutdown, Senate leaders on Wednesday struck a bipartisan deal that would keep the federal government funded for two years but left ...

World Israel downs Iranian drone, strikes Iranian facilities in Syria
Author: 0 Israel downs Iranian drone, strikes Iranian facilities in Syria

Police said the F16 crashed in the Jezreel valley in northern Israel . Air raid sirens were activated in the Golan Heights and Beit She'an due to the Syrians activating their anti-aircraft artillery. The military says its planes faced heavy anti-aircraft counter fire from Syria that forced Israeli pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel.

World Kerala top performer on health index released by Niti Aayog
Author: 0 Kerala top performer on health index released by Niti Aayog

Ranking was done in three categories - larger states, smaller states and Union Territories - to ensure comparison among similar entities. It was a challenge for states with high index scores to even maintain their performance levels. However, measurement reveals that about one-third of the States have registered a decline in their performance in 2016 as compared to 2015, stressing the need to pursue domain-specific, targeted interventions, it added.

Author: 0 Kelly Has Told Trump He'd Be Willing To Resign Over Porter Debacle

Porter as "a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him". In Kushner's case, his extensive travel and overseas contacts are one reason the clearance process has dragged on, as investigators try to verify his reporting.

Author: 0 Second White House official resigns amid abuse allegations

California police perpetrated a "cover-up and collusion with" white nationalist demonstrators after a 2016 rally, The Guardian reported Friday. "We hope that he will have a wonderful career". The White House was forced to quell rumors that Kelly was ready to resign. Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said of the allegations, "If you want to serve the public, particularly as a member of a president's staff, I don't care who you are, even if you're a Rhodes Scholar, you can't beat ...

Author: 0 Trump praises aide accused of abuse

Former deputy staff secretary Derek Lyons has been promoted to acting staff secretary. "We wish him well". Despite images handed over to media outlets from his first wife showing her with a black eye she says Porter gave her on their honeymoon in the early-2000s, the president said White House officials "hope he has a wonderful career and he will have a great career ahead of him".

Author: 0 No need to panic over market correction

United States stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, but still recorded their worst week in two years and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead. The 10-year Treasury yield briefly hit a four-year high of 2.88%, renewing concerns about inflation and higher interest rates. New York Federal Reserve President Bill Dudley told Bloomberg News on Thursday that if the USA economy keeps getting stronger the central bank may be justified in raising rates four times ...

World US Senate votes to re-open the government
Author: 0 US Senate votes to re-open the government

The 240-to-186 House vote came just after 5 a.m., about three hours after the Senate cleared the legislation on a vote of 71 to 28, with wide bipartisan support. The plan also raises the debt ceiling significantly, increasing spending by about $300 billion over two years. "The budget agreement proposes a badly needed spending increase to strengthen national security, rebuild our neglected military, and honor our commitment to veterans", Toomey said in a statement after the vote.

World House Passes Spending Bill Ending Overnight Government Shutdown
Author: 0 House Passes Spending Bill Ending Overnight Government Shutdown

President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal Friday morning that sharply hikes spending and balloons the federal deficit - then bemoaned the funding bill that ended a brief federal shutdown . "We have had months of legislative logjams and yet this budget is a true bi-partisan breakthrough". "It reduces our deficit by trillions of dollars", said Shah.

World Australian Politician Hilariously Complains Over Ben Simmons All-Star Snub
Author: 0 Australian Politician Hilariously Complains Over Ben Simmons All-Star Snub

Simmons, who is from Australia, is having an outstanding season, but it still wasn't enough. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer , Simmons said the following after Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker was named Porzingis' replacement: "I don't really know what an All-Star is anymore".

World Twitter admits Russian trolls posted about Brexit
Author: 0 Twitter admits Russian trolls posted about Brexit

The British parliament members asked Twitter, Facebook and YouTube representatives pointed questions during a special USA hearing over how hoax content disseminated from their websites may have swayed the 2016 British "Brexit" referendum on leaving the European Union .

World Army Major's father moves Supreme Court against FIR by J & K police
Author: 0 Army Major's father moves Supreme Court against FIR by J & K police

The petition was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which said it would hear it on February 12. Raising the issue of the safety of soldiers and officers of the Indian Army, deployed in counter insurgency areas in Jammu & Kashmir and other states, the complaint sought to draw the attention of the Commission to the innumerable and frequent instances of violation of human rights of the army personnel.

World Winter Olympics: 47 Russians lose late court bid to compete
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: 47 Russians lose late court bid to compete

The last time a South Korean president invited North Korean officials to the presidential Blue House was in November 2007, when late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, the political mentor of Moon, hosted then-North Korean premier Kim Yong Il for a luncheon following a meeting between the countries' senior officials.

World Woman claims husband stole her kidney as dowry payment
Author: 0 Woman claims husband stole her kidney as dowry payment

She told Hindustan Times how he arranged for an appendicitis surgery for her in 2016. Although Rita begged her husband to take her to a doctor to treat her increasing pain, her husband refused to heed her requests. "He sold my kidney because my family couldn't meet his demand for a dowry", Rita was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times . According to her father, the couple Wednesday in 2005.

World Pennsylvania halts construction of controversial pipeline
Author: 0 Pennsylvania halts construction of controversial pipeline

Sunoco filed the appeal with the Environmental Hearing Board on February 2, calling the DEP's order "arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable, vague, an abuse of discretion, improper, not supported by substantial or accurate evidence, contrary to fact and law..." Both pipelines will carry natural gas liquids east from the Marcellus and Utica shale areas in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern OH to the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex on the Delaware River in Delaware County.

World Village of Carbon Cliff issues snow emergency
Author: 0 Village of Carbon Cliff issues snow emergency

The village of Coal City has a street cleaning and snow removal policy and failure to comply will find drivers digging into their wallets. Violators risk a ticket and/or tow-away at the owner's expense. All vehicles without a Northwestern permit should vacate the North and South Parking Garages before 6 a.m. on Monday, February 12, to ensure the garages are available for normal daily use.

World House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown
Author: 0 House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown

Paul is protesting that the bill would usher in the return of trillion-dollar budget deficits. The Senate , which saw its vote delayed for hours by Sen. Mr Trump urged Congress to act before then. "I think it's the best deal we can get". The Kentucky Republican says he came to Congress to fight deficits.

World Bermuda becomes first government to revoke gay marriage law
Author: 0 Bermuda becomes first government to revoke gay marriage law

The new law denies marriage to same-sex couples, but gives both gay and heterosexual couples the right to enter into partnerships with certain legal rights previously held only by heterosexual married couples. The island's governor, John Rankin , issued a statement on Wednesday saying: "After careful consideration in line with my responsibilities under the constitution, I have today given assent to the Domestic Partnership Act".

World Heavy rains in forecast prompt flood watch in Lee County, Central Alabama
Author: 0 Heavy rains in forecast prompt flood watch in Lee County, Central Alabama

In western North Carolina, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Northern Jackson, Southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania counties. Occasional rain, heavy at times, will continue Saturday. "When all is said and done, I think a solid 1-3" of rainfall looks likely for Eastern Kentucky. The rainfall Saturday and Saturday night will be heavy at times.

World Night to Shine celebrated at Grace at Fort Clarke
Author: 0 Night to Shine celebrated at Grace at Fort Clarke

The event is called "Night to Shine" and it was created by the Tim Tebow Foundation to share the love of God in a practical way. About 400 people volunteered and more than 180 people attended. "We also have a whole area set up for the parents outside where we have masseuses and manicurist coming, just to kind of, you know, celebrate the parents too", Conlee said.

Author: 0 Hot Tickers: Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

VANGUARD GROUP INC owned.32% of Bank of America Corporation (BAC) worth $20.74 billion at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 663,610,321 shares thanks to an increase of 2,115,982 new shares in their portfolio.

World Trump Is Totally Ignoring Daily Advice From The CIA
Author: 0 Trump Is Totally Ignoring Daily Advice From The CIA

Although a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Brian Hale, told The Post that the briefing is "written by senior-level, career intelligence officers", and that it "always provides objective intelligence - including on Russian Federation - to the president and his staff", officials said that this intelligence is sometimes only included in the written briefing and is not communicated to the president orally.

World Trump signs budget deal, government reopens
Author: 0 Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

Democrats abandoned their opposition after three days, allowing the Senate and House to pass a temporary spending bill on January 23. I can't.in good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits. With Paul standing just a yards away, he said the delays could continue "if we want to go for theater" but said the bill would pass notwithstanding. Most of Louisiana's Congressional delegation voted against the spending deal.

World BH Loya death case: Opposition delegation submits memorandum to President
Author: 0 BH Loya death case: Opposition delegation submits memorandum to President

The 15 parties that were part of the delegation were the Congress , TMC, SP, NCP, DMK, RJD, CPI-M, CPI, AAP , IUML, KC (M), RSP, AIUDF, JD (S) and JMM. For the Bombay High Court not doing so is a matter of grave concern. A month after special CBI judge Loya's death, Shah was acquitted. He allegedly reprimanded an accused (referring to Shah) for not appearing in his court and fixed June 26th, 2014 for his appearance.

World Trump signs budget deal
Author: 0 Trump signs budget deal

In a Twitter post that acknowledged the misgivings of fiscal conservatives, the Republican president said after signing the measure, "Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military" with additional funding.

Author: 0 Alliance Resource Partners, LP (NasdaqGS:ARLP): Placing Shares in the Spotlight

About 1.24 million shares traded or 6.21% up from the average. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEAMERICAN:CQP) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.32 million activity. Research analysts at US Capital Advisors increased their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cheniere Energy in a report released on Wednesday, Zacks Investment ...

World Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open
Author: 0 Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open

Luger Erin Hamlin carried the flag for the United States' delegation - a day after Shani Davis slammed the coin flip process that picked her . The top U.S. The last team out were the Koreans, with athletes from north and south of the border entering the arena together under a united flag, prompting a huge cheer from the crowd.

Author: 0 Weather Service Forecasts Weekend Santa Ana Winds, Then Rain Next Week

National Weather Service Meteorologist Fred Glass, speaking from the St. Louis office Thursday , said models are still being run on the weekend forecast, but the possibility for a significant wintry blast is there. Accumulations are anyone's guess at this point. General ice accumulations between one- and two-tenths of an inch are possible. "Unplowed side roads may become impassable for some vehicles by late morning or afternoon".

World Mother gives birth, abandons baby at airport
Author: 0 Mother gives birth, abandons baby at airport

The Tucson Airport Authority discharged film this seven day stretch of the lady strolling through the air terminal when the baby was deserted on January 14, and are hoping to discover her identity. If you don't mind get me to the authorities so they can locate a decent home. The baby was brought to Banner University Medical Center, where he was found to be in good health but placed in the infant ICU as a precaution due to the circumstances, officials said.

World Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favor of 'Dreamers'
Author: 0 Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favor of 'Dreamers'

Instead, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., prepared to cut a deal that would reap tens of billions of dollars for other priorities - including combatting opioids - while taking their chances on solving the immigration impasse later.

World Upper Midwest preparing for wintry blast, up to foot of snow
Author: 0 Upper Midwest preparing for wintry blast, up to foot of snow

A significant storm is expected to descend on Chicago , Detroit and Milwaukee Thursday evening and Friday , with heavy snow and freezing temperatures expected to slow travel for millions of commuters. That's why it's a safe bet to say - the best chance for snow on Saturday will be along/north of I-70. Some outer suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area had already reached or were near nine inches of snow Friday afternoon.

World United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
Author: 0 United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

Moon said it was the U.S.' firm stance that contributed to North Korea's participation in the Olympics and inter-Korean talks. "We will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile program once and for all".

World Chief delegates of USA, N. Korea meet briefly at Olympic reception
Author: 0 Chief delegates of USA, N. Korea meet briefly at Olympic reception

North Korea agreed to take part in the Winter Olympic Games after three rounds of inter-Korean dialogue last month that marked the first of their kind in more than two years. Kim Yong-nam got some laughs when he said it was "very easy" to distinguish North Koreans from South Koreans. She is on a U.S. sanctions list over alleged links to human rights abuses in North Korea.

World Thanks to LeBron, path to National Basketball Association finals still goes through Cleveland
Author: 0 Thanks to LeBron, path to National Basketball Association finals still goes through Cleveland

In facilitating a trade with them involving Jordan Clarkson , the Cleveland Cavaliers might've unintentionally open the door for LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. "I think this moves it more in the Cavs' favor". The Lakers, of course, already played the Celtics in Boston back on November 8, which likely means (barring a second trade before the 3 p.m.

World Specs: the critters wearing 3D glasses!
Author: 0 Specs: the critters wearing 3D glasses!

Where mammals such as humans see in 3D based on the amount of light that reaches each of their separate eyes, mantises instead watch for movement, tracking motion in order to determine how far away something is. The researchers showed humans with 3D glasses some images of moving dark and bright dots, except that the image shown to one eye was essentially the photonegative of the other.

World Trump Signs Budget Deal, Government to Reopen
Author: 0 Trump Signs Budget Deal, Government to Reopen

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has said "the White House is using Dreamers to mask their underlying xenophobic, isolationist, and un-American policies, which will harm millions of immigrants living in the United States and millions of others who want to legally immigrate and contribute to our country".