Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

I wrote here about the void in the Trump/Sessions, where four nominees for Assistant Attorney General positions are being held up due to Senate inaction. Gardner stopped short of saying Rosenstein offered his assurances that the department would not... More..

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Bannon scheduled to testify in Russian Federation investigation
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Bannon scheduled to testify in Russian Federation investigation

The White House sent a letter to Capitol Hill late Wednesday laying out its explanation for why Trump's transition period falls under its authority to assert executive privilege, a move meant to shield Bannon f...More..

Everett man arrested on suspicion of school shooting plan
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Everett man arrested on suspicion of school shooting plan

Earlier, his grandmother called 911 and showed responding officers a journal where he allegedly drew up plans to shoot students and use homemade explosives at the school , police said. According to court...More..

A day after India's warning, Pakistan says 'Indian aggression won't go unpunished'
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

A day after India's warning, Pakistan says 'Indian aggression won't go unpunished'

Indian officials said one soldier was killed as security forces foiled an attempted attack on a paramilitary camp in Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar . The political atmosphere in Kashmir has already bee...More..

Jamaat-ud-Dawa, FIF banned in Pakistan under amended Anti-Terrorism Act
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Jamaat-ud-Dawa, FIF banned in Pakistan under amended Anti-Terrorism Act

On Monday, Pakistan's President, Mamnoon Hussain, signed an ordinance that will bring all the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) banned organisations and individuals under the bonds of Pakistan's Anti-Terro...More..

Longtime Mugabe foe Morgan Tsvangirai dies
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Longtime Mugabe foe Morgan Tsvangirai dies

This was the first statement by Ramaphosa as the country's President. Tsvangirai was forced to share Zimbabwe's top spot as Prime Minister, while Mugabe remained president. Tsvangirai was born the eldest of...More..

Three San Antonio Chefs Named as Beard Award Semifinalists
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Three San Antonio Chefs Named as Beard Award Semifinalists

Central Florida chefs have been represented in the James Beard Foundation awards in the past. This year's James Beard Foundation Award winners will be announced on May 7 in Chicago. L'Etoile was a semifinalis...More..

Almost 70 degrees Thursday, snowing by Saturday
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Almost 70 degrees Thursday, snowing by Saturday

The eastern third of the state can expect some fog early in the day Wednesday and light precipitation in higher elevations. "Most of the roads are snow-covered", Palmquist said, adding that there are "poor tr...More..

Israeli military trial opens for Palestinian girl hero
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Israeli military trial opens for Palestinian girl hero

The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli forces detained four former prisoners in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, one who served 13 years in prison, one who s...More..

Second US judge blocks Trump order to end 'Dreamer' program
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Second US judge blocks Trump order to end 'Dreamer' program

The judge's order temporarily protecting the so-called "Dreamers" protected by DACA is nationwide in scope, just as was a similar order issued last month by a federal judge in San Francisco, U.S. Trump was ref...More..

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement takes Daytona 500 pole. First mission accomplished
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement takes Daytona 500 pole. First mission accomplished

Denny Hamlin will line up alongside Bowman after recording a speed of 195.092 miles per hour in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to nab the second starting spot for the "Great American Race". Bowman raced ju...More..

Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador over charity sex scandal
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador over charity sex scandal

The European commission, which also gives as much funding as the United Kingdom government to Oxfam said that "We are ready to review and if needed cease funding any partner who is not living up to the requir...More..

Cost of rebuilding Iraq pegged at more than $88B US
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cost of rebuilding Iraq pegged at more than $88B US

About $23 billion will be needed in the short term and more than $65 billion in the medium term, the director general of Iraq's Planning Ministry, Qusay Adulfattah. Worldwide organisations are to speak on the f...More..

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent

The British accent has stayed with her for the past two years. Myers, who said she also suffers from Ehlers-Danlos, a condition that makes skin elastic and joints flexible to the point of dislocation, is ...More..

DNI Coats Calls National Debt 'Dire Threat' to National Security
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DNI Coats Calls National Debt 'Dire Threat' to National Security

The cyberweapons were never delivered. According to the intelligence community's January 7, 2017, assessment , the order to mess with the Trump-Clinton race came from the very top - and Russian leadership ...More..

Life In Prison For Manhattan Bomber
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Life In Prison For Manhattan Bomber

Rahimi told the court that he does not "harbor hate for anyone". That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, frightening part...More..

Obamas' portraits inject color into visual timeline of presidents, first ladies
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Obamas' portraits inject color into visual timeline of presidents, first ladies

The museum holds portraits of all American ex-commanders in chief, but these latest additions stand in stark contrast to the more buttoned-down approach of traditional presidential portraiture. I can't tell...More..

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order

At a press conference on Tuesday, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said, "In its wisdom the ANC resolved to recall president Zuma in accordance with its constitution". Zuma had promised to respond to...More..

Penny Mordaunt warns charities could have funding cut over 'safeguarding issues'
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Penny Mordaunt warns charities could have funding cut over 'safeguarding issues'

Thompson said she shared the "anger and shame that behavior like that highlighted in Haiti in 2011 happened in our organization". Although the charity has denied covering up the alleged scandal, Christian A...More..

PH gov't to seek other sellers if Canada refuses chopper deal
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

PH gov't to seek other sellers if Canada refuses chopper deal

The Canadian officials have stated they are confident that the helicopters will be used for disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport. Known for his impromptu decisions and p...More..

BC won't boycott Alberta beef amidst trade spat with our neighbours: Horgan
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

BC won't boycott Alberta beef amidst trade spat with our neighbours: Horgan

We have Premier John Horgan representing the province of British Columbia and, of course, first Stephen Harper and then Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau representing the interests of Canada. That would have me...More..

Hong Kong Bus Accident Claims Lives
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hong Kong Bus Accident Claims Lives

Hong Kong implemented guidelines in 2010 that limit drivers' shifts to 14 hours total and 11 hours behind the wheel, but officials said after a crash a year ago that more wide-reaching policies would be necessa...More..

Israel launches heavy Syria strikes after F-16 downed
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Israel launches heavy Syria strikes after F-16 downed

Iran's involvement in Syria in support of President Bashar Assad in a almost seven-year-old civil war - including the deployment of Iran-backed forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - has alarmed Israe...More..

Oxfam charity 'covered up staff's use of prostitutes'
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

Oxfam charity 'covered up staff's use of prostitutes'

An unnamed source quoted in the Times report claimed the aid workers invited groups of young prostitutes to a guesthouse for parties, with some of the sex workers wearing Oxfam T-shirts. "Allegations such as ...More..

Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown

But she did not appear to be pushing other Democrats to back her, saying: "Members will do what they'll do". Defense spending would increase by $ 80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 b...More..

Number Three Official at Justice Dept. Out
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

Number Three Official at Justice Dept. Out

Brand, who has served in the Justice department under three administrations, would be in charge of the Russian Federation probe - and have authority to fire Mueller - if Trump were to get rid of Rosenstein. She...More..

BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'

During the meeting, Modi told the King that he is looking forward to his visit to India in February end. The prime minister's visit will begin from Palestine from tomorrow after transiting through Jordan, w...More..

Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on "Day Zero" to May

Cape Town, a top global tourist destination, has both high-income oceanside neighborhoods and sprawling informal settlements. The cost benefit of hosting tourists is overwhelmingly a more positive contributio...More..

North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games

The only sister of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will visit South Korea this week, the first immediate member of the North's ruling family ever to set foot in the South, officials said on Wednesda...More..

The Beatles SLAMMED as 'WORST musicians in the world' by Quincy Jones
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

The Beatles SLAMMED as 'WORST musicians in the world' by Quincy Jones

Tommy Hilfiger , who was working with my daughter Kidada , said, 'Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.' I said, 'No problem. "[Chicago mobster Sam ] Giancana ", Jones said . By now we're sure many in o...More..