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Mitch McConnell thinks Democrats are very dumb

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Schumer said he was willing to discuss the president's top priority: the Mexico border wall. Republicans only control 51 seats so Democratic votes were needed for the bill to pass. "That's why we're here", Schumer said. There have been four government shutdowns since 1990 and in the last one in 2013, more than 800,000 government workers were put on temporary leave. Read More »

FIR Names Karni Sena for Attack on Gurugram School Bus

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A school bus was attacked on Wednesday by a group of men who were protesting against the release of the film Padmaavat in Haryana's Gurugram. The opposition party also slammed the BJP government in Haryana over its "failure" to maintain law and order in the state. Read More »

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Rock Ontario Politics

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And despite barnstorming his way to victory in the leadership campaign with an outreach to ethnic voters long neglected by the party, and despite the party's positive polls and the impressive fundraising figures, Brown wasn't in a hugely comfortable position to begin with: beset by allegations of meddling in local riding associations, disdained by hard-nosed fiscal and social conservatives alike. Read More »

San Francisco's new interim mayor has busy first day on the job

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In a vote that drew jeers from a City Council audience, Breed was voted down by supervisors in a 4-5 vote. The 7-2 vote Wednesday means Supervisor London Breed , who was born in city public housing and assumed the mayorship as the board president after Mayor Edwin Lee's untimely death at age 65 on December 12, is no longer mayor. Read More »

John Worboys: Police 'Investigate Fresh Allegation Of Sexual Assault'

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He said: "This is extremely distressing for our clients as yet again they have not been informed about developments in the Worboys case". But Dein told Julia that "no-one could have expected him to be jailed for life", as Worboys' sentence was imprisonment for the public protection - a sentence introduced by the last Labour government which meant that offenders could be released once the Parole Board was satisfied they no longer posed a risk to society. Read More »

Shutdown could hurt Democrats seeking re-election in Trump states

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Trump canceled a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida that included a major fundraiser on the anniversary of his first year as president . Opening the Senate Monday, McConnell said that if they could not find bipartisan solutions on immigration, military spending, disaster aid and other issues by the February 8 deadline then he would hold a vote on those matters. Read More »

Trump Claims He's Not Racist, But These Quotes Suggest Otherwise

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Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but didn't get into specifics about what he did or did not say. So what is a racist? "I think he is a racist". Jackson, who also served as the White House physician under President Barack Obama possesses exemplary credentials. The Rev. Shanan E. Jones, senior pastor of The Gathering Baptist Church in College Park, has known Farris and his family for years and respects the sacrifices the family has made for civil and human rights. Read More »

Senate to vote at noon on whether to end government shutdown

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On Saturday, Trump said the "nuclear option" of a simple majority vote was necessary to end the impasse. "However, should these issues not be resolved by the time the funding bill before us expires on February 8th, 2018, assuming that the government remains open, it would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security and related issues", he said. Read More »

Padmaavat protests: Heavy deployment of police in Gurgaon, thin presence at schools

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He added that the situation is now under control. Ahead of the release of the, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was imposed in Gurugram on Tuesday. In some states, including Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana, the members of Karni Sena and other fringe outfits have resorted to burning posters and vandalising the ticket counter of the movie theaters. Read More »

CIA Director: Trump Is a 'Sophisticated' Consumer of Intelligence

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President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. "To be sure, its officers have always been empowered, but devolving authority even further in certain key areas could make mistakes - and potentially tragic ones -more likely", he added. Read More »

Adams County sheriff's deputy dies in shooting

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They urged residents in the area to stay away from doors and windows and to stay inside while the search continues. At around 9:15 p.m., our partners at Denver7 reported that authorities had one suspect in custody and were possibly searching for two other people. Read More »

Judge Acquits Senator Menendez of Several Charges

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Last week, federal prosecutors said they plan to retry Menendez following his mistrial . "A jury rejected the government's facts and theory of bribery, and now the trial judge has rejected a critical legal theory on which the case was brought", Lowell said in a statement. Read More »

Attorney appointed to help Larry Nassar appeal sentence in child porn case

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It is also hard to imagine human beings quite as courageous as the 156 young women who summoned the courage to bring their stories to a courtroom in Lansing , Mich., during the seven-day sentencing hearing. Along with recounting their experiences with Nassar and telling him that they planned to take their power back from him, many who gave statements criticized Michigan State and USA Gymnastics for ignoring complaints about the disgraced doctor for almost two decades. Read More »

Federal government shutdown is over

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Trump says his administration will make a long-term immigration deal "if and only if it's good for our country ". The cloture vote had been scheduled for 1 a.m. "These days, you never know who to deal with when it comes to the Republicans ". "The great dealmaking President sat on the sidelines", Schumer proclaimed. Read More »

'Dreamers' may be able to get citizenship in 10 years, says Trump

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After delaying the briefing for almost an hour, Trump's aides chose to postpone it until Thursday as they tried to reconcile their plans with the president's words. "This will greatly help the Senate efforts to craft a proposal which President can sign into law". Graham immediately praised Trump's comments after they were made public. Read More »

John Kerry Contacted Palestinians, Ordered Them To Not Work With Trump

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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBooker is latest Dem to seize spotlight Feehery: Oprah Dem presidential bid unlikely Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa MORE is considering a second run for president in 2020 to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet ... Read More »

Two state troopers shot in Branch County

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Two Michigan state police officers were shot on Wednesday while serving a search warrant related to a cold case investigation , officials said. Trooper Daniel Thayer, also of the Marshall Post, was also hit in the chest and hand. That's when MSP say the suspect pointed a long gun at them. The round that struck Thayer in the chest was stopped by his ballistic vest. Updates on their condition are not available at this time. Read More »

Shakib helps Bangladesh pick up third bonus point win

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Zimbabwe still has a chance to join Bangladesh in the final on January 27 provided the hosts beat Sri Lanka by a good margin in the final league game on Thursday. And help from Jarvis ensured the Tigers can not build on the platform set by Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan . Bangladesh collapsed from 147-2 to 170-8 with paceman Kyle Jarvis grabbing three wickets for 42 runs. Read More »

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'

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Rajoy's comments came after Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido explained that Spanish security forces were on alert to stop Puigdemont returning to Catalonia undetected, while the former Catalan leader refused to rule out returning for his inauguration in person. Read More »

UC students speak out against proposed tuition increase

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In an interview, he applauded the delay for putting Brown and the Legislature back on the hook to boost funding for UC and avoid a fee increase. "Today's vote was going to be a tuition increase until students made their voices heard", said Singh. Read More »

Sanctuary Cities, Counties and States Could Face Federal Subpoenas

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The Justice Department has threatened subpoenas to roughly two dozen jurisdictions if they don't hand over documents showing they aren't withholding information about the citizenship or immigration status of people in custody. A federal court in California in November blocked Trump's executive order to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities. The Justice Department is appealing that ruling. Read More »

RNC chair: Question that disturbed Federal Bureau of Investigation official was just Trump's casual conversation

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The Washington Post reported on Tuesday evening that not long after Trump had fired then FBI Director James Comey in what appears to be a politically motivated effort to squash Comey's investigation into the Trump campaign and family's possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, Trump brought McCabe to the Oval Office and asked him for whom he voted. Read More »

Norfolk Southern Board Approves 18% Increase In Quarterly Dividend

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The company has 289.95 Million shares outstanding and 285.67 Million shares were floated in market. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $113.24. To see more absolute value, taking notice on its price to next year's EPS that cloud be 18.91%, according to Thomson Reuter. Manchester Cap Mngmt Limited owns 514 shares. Read More »

Tony Perkins: Trump gets "a mulligan" on his past, Stormy Daniels

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Perkins told Politico he is happy with the White House's position on abortion and religious freedom, and he argues that Trump has "delivered more than any other president in my lifetime". In fact, I campaigned hard for one of his competitors. "Just shut the hell up and don't ever preach to me about anything ever again", Steele said during an MSNBC appearance on Tuesday. Read More »

MS pushes for Medicaid work requirements

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Proponents also argued that more than 350,000 Oregonians who secured health care coverage under the expansion would lose it if Measure 101 failed. Specifically, the lawsuit says that federal Medicaid law requires states, which share responsibility for the program, must cover all members of any group of residents they choose to cover - and thus can not impose extra eligility requirements. Read More »

White Home unaware of Michael Flynn-FBI interview till days later

Comey has testified before lawmakers that Trump asked him February 14, the day after the national security adviser's firing, to let go of his investigation of Flynn, but the president has denied that allegation. The FBI had interviewed Flynn weeks earlier about whether he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador during the transition period between the election and the inauguration. Read More »

Klaus Schwab opens World Economic Forum in Davos with plea for collaboration

He is expected to trumpet his recent tax reform package, which saw corporate tax rates slashed in the US, to attract business into the U.S. General Aldo Schellenberg told The Associated Press that the number was not changed following the announcement that Trump would be the first serving president USA president to attend in almost 20 years. Read More »

Warriors have another uneven home game in win over Knicks

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The Knicks have alternated a loss with a win in each of their last five games. "I was dribbling up on the right side", Durant said . It marked Durant's fourth ejection and 10th technical on the season. Curry made 4-of-6 from beyond the arc in the third, giving the Warriors a major boost of confidence after they struggled to connect from long-range in the first half. Read More »

'Rangasthalam' teaser matches the hype

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And the "Rangasthalam" teaser matches all the hype that preceded it, clocking almost 70,000 views and likes on YouTube in about 40 minutes. In the teaser he is addressed as a Sound Engineer by people around him in an ironic way. Said to be a period drama directed by Sukumar, the film also stars Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathy Babu in pivotal roles. In the movie, Ram Charan essays the role of a disabled man who has a hearing impairment. Read More »

New Jersey will sue over Trump immigration order

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After taking his oath as one of the first DACA participants to become a lawyer in New Jersey , Mount Laurel resident Parthiv Patel says he and other Dreamers are hoping they get a permanent fix so they be legal citizens and remain in the U.S. Read More »

Letter Suggests Alcatraz Escapees May Have Survived 1962 Jailbreak

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Anglin, his brother Clarence and Frank Morris broke out of their cells on the night of June 11, 1962, and were never seen again. I'm 83 years old and in bad shape. The men sculpted dummy heads from papier mache and plaster, and piled towels and clothing under their blankets to hide their absence, before climbing to the roof through a ventilation shaft and making their way down to the shoreline. Read More »