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Search continues for ferry passengers


Seven people rescued from a drifting dinghy on the weekend said the ferry broke up soon after setting out on January 18 and that they had seen other passengers scramble aboard a liferaft, which was now the focus of the aerial search. Hope is fading as officials continue to search for survivors of a ferry that sank in the central Pacific Ocean almost two weeks ago. The ferry went missing nearly two weeks ago in the Kiribati archipelago and was carrying at least 50 passengers and could have ... Read More »

Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession


According to the arrest warrant obtained by WSLS , Zhao had attempted to buy 5,000 rounds of ammunition as well. The timeline given in the warrants - a January 22 notification about the magazine purchase, a Thursday notice about the rifle, and the shooting range visit on Friday - conflicted with the arrest warrant and online court records that gave the date of Zhao's alleged offense as January 19. Read More »

Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) Now Covered by Analysts at Evercore ISI

About 48,898 shares traded. National Bank of Canada (OTCMKTS:NTIOF) has 0.00% since January 31, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500. The insider CASPER MARC N sold 50,000 shares worth $9.59M. Shares for $1.96M were sold by MANZI JIM P. Another trade for 360 shares valued at $65,149 was sold by HARRIS C MARTIN. Read More »

Qatar agrees to transparency to resolve USA airline dispute


The airline dispute erupted in January 2015, when American , Delta and United airlines asked the government to reopen negotiations over the agreements for unhindered flights between the U.S., Qatar and the United Arab Emirates . "I think Qatar Airways will successfully be able to reopen the once strong working relationship it had with American and, potentially, securing feed between Qatar Airways and American at key airports", says Henry Harteveldt, president and travel industry analyst at ... Read More »

265 people have come forward to say they are Larry Nassar's victims


More than 150 women, including Biles' Olympic teammate Aly Raisman , spoke in court against Nassar in what became a reckoning with more than two decades of abuse. Some records remain under seal. "But other than that, she was a boss and she was absolutely incredible", Biles said of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced Nassar last week to 40 to 175 years in prison . Read More »

United States missile defense test fails in Hawaii


Officials did, however, confirm that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Navy conducted the missile test early Wednesday. A test of a US missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on Wednesday, a defense official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt in less than a year. Read More »

3 dead, thousands homeless after night fire in Kenyan slum


The governor of Nairobi has tweeted that he has ordered a full investigation into the fire and that "those found guilty will face the full force of the law". "You were aware that a fire broke out at Langata Southland and your team lacked direction and coordination, resulting in deaths and loss of property due to mismanagement of the fire disaster", the letter stated. Read More »

Allen not injured in train wreck involving GOP members


A train carrying a MS congressman and other GOP lawmakers was involved in a crash Wednesday. "Security and doctors on board are helping secure the scene and treat injuries", Alabama Rep. Tennessee Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said he was walking to the train's toilet when the collision occurred, and he was injured. Rep. John Faso was among GOP House members that were on the train when the accident happened. Read More »

Kerr labels Warriors' blowout loss to Jazz 'disgusting basketball'


This was the Warriors at their worst, comically bad, reminiscent of some of the rock-bottom days under the bargain-basement Chris Cohan ownership and its nondescript rosters and revolving door of coaches. It certainly wasn't good basketball for the Warriors as they lost by 30 points and were 5-for-25 from beyond the arc. Such a darkly comic evening wouldn't be complete if the Warriors didn't toss the Jazz a few gifts. Read More »

Analyst Ratings Buzz: Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Eaton Vance Management who had been investing in Medtronic Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $116.71 billion market cap company. Whittier Trust Company owns 142,030 shares. Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $2.10 million activity. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Read More »

Facebook Says It Will Prioritize Local News Posts


What exactly does that mean? "If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in [your] news feed". Facebook said it will start ranking local news higher on the News Feed in the United States, but plans to roll out the changes to other countries this year. Read More »

US adds Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to terrorist list

He has always been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians, and has been involved in terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. Haniya is now on the US Treasury sanctions blacklist, which freezes any US-based assets he may have and bans any US person or company from doing business with him. Read More »

Truck Passenger Killed In Crash With Train Carrying GOP Members Of Congress


Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said the crash was "loud and surprising". Emergency officials raced to the scene to help after the AmTrak train, which was full of GOP officials along with their partners and children, slammed into a dump truck. The train left from Union Station in Washington earlier Wednesday. While injuries on the train were described as minor, Rep. Roger Marshall , R-Kan., tweeted that he was helping the injured. Read More »

Top Russian spies met with Pompeo when they traveled to US


CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with top Russian intelligence officers days before insinuating that Moscow was likely to interfere in the upcoming US midterm elections. The Senate voted past year to impose more sanctions on Russian Federation, 98-2. But Democrats criticized the list, saying it had been cobbled together from publicly available sources, including Forbes magazine's list of the wealthiest Russians. Read More »

Lebanon Slams Israeli Minister's 'Threat' to Offshore Energy


In December, the Lebanese government approved provisions for the right to explore two energy blocks, namely Block 4 and Block 9, in Lebanon to the consortium of Russia's Novatek natural gas producer with France's Total and Italy's Eni. Hezbollah described the comments as "a new aggression" and said it would "decisively confront any assault on our oil and gas rights". "Unlike the 2006 Lebanon War, there can not be images of Beirut's residents at the beach while [people] in Tel Aviv sit in ... Read More »

SC GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy won't run for re-election


While he's denied that speculation in the past, a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over SC, opened up just one day before Gowdy announced his retirement. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said he will be returning to the justice system. The South Carolina Republican will leave behind a committee chairmanship he only recently obtained, as well as a controversial legacy and a reliably GOP seat. Read More »

Kenyan Broadcasters Cut As Opposition Leader Sworn In

The 73-year-old's mock inauguration came despite him losing a bid for the presidency in August last year, when Uhuru Kenyatta won an election that his opponent claims was plagued by fraud. His deputy, Kalonzo Musyoka , was not at the event, and Mr Odinga said Mr Musyoka would be "sworn-in" at a later date. It was a public relations stunt that ended in disappointment for many opposition supporters, says the BBC's Alastair Leithead in Nairobi. Read More »

Trump orders Guantanamo kept open, says work remains in terror fight


Terrorists are not merely criminals. "And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are ", Trump said . These are enemy combatants who want nothing more than to attack America and its people. Lee Wolosky, who was Obama's special envoy at the State Department for closing Guantanamo, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying that in a practical sense, not much will change with the new order. Read More »

China rejects 'preposterous' African Union headquarters spying report


A report by French publication Le Monde claimed that China was copying contents of computers that are in the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. Maybe some people want to undermine this kind of relationship. However, the report was denied by China through its ambassador to the AU, Kuang Weilin, who called the article "ridiculous and preposterous" and said its publication was meant to put pressure on relations between Beijing and the continent. Read More »

Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez


The federal judge overseeing the case, U.S. District Judge William H. Walls, last week entered acquittals of seven of the 18 charges in the indictment against Menendez and his co-defendant, South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen . The move greatly enhances Menendez's chances of re-election in November. Menendez was charged with trading his political influence for gifts and campaign donations from Melgen. Read More »

US Soldiers Accidentally Reveal Secret Bases With Jogging App


Clear hot areas around known military bases are distinguishable in underdeveloped countries with fewer smartphone and app users. What makes this situation so troubling is that the company's tone deaf response doesn't seem to care that its data sharing practices have intentionally endangered the lives of our fearless men and women who trusted the app. Read More »

Trump on Releasing the FISA Memo: 'Don't Worry


Democrats , however, allege that the GOP memo is nothing but a hit job created to weaken the federal law enforcement agencies behind special counsel Robert S. Andrew McCabe's decision to resign rather than be demoted, as Mr. Wray had suggested, came one day after Mr. Wray visited the Capitol and reviewed the House Intelligence Committee memo. Read More »

Andrew McCabe Stepping Down FBI


Do you wish them well? McCabe, 49, who has in the past been the source of acrimony for Trump , announced that he was going on "terminal leave" on Monday. "I will not be swayed by political or other pressure in my decision-making", Wray wrote , according to the Associated Press. The Post reported that McCabe told Trump he did not vote in the election. Read More »

Russian aircraft engages in 'unsafe interaction' with USA aircraft


EP-3's right side with an excessive closure rate and came within five feet of the EP-3's right wingtip", the Navy said in a news release . Russia's RIA news agency, which first reported the encounter, quoted the Russian defense ministry as saying its fighter jet's path was in "accordance with the worldwide rules for the use of airspace". Read More »

Watch Total Lunar Eclipse Online and Pictures


If you miss this one, the next blue Moon total lunar eclipse will happen on December 31, 2028, though it won't be quite as large since it will not be as close to Earth. The moon will begin emerging from the Earth's shadow at 6:07 a.m., with sunrise scheduled for 6:51 a.m. It also inspired NASA scientists to think about future missions. Read More »

56 graft suspects still in detention; settlements valued at over SR400bn


In mid-January, the hotel's website indicated it would be reopening for business on 14 February and last week the attorney general said that countrywide most detainees had agreed to settlements. According to Zweiri, the purge was a warning message, and only those who play the "politics" and maintain links to the monarch, will be able to conduct business activities in the kingdom. Read More »

Porn Actress Stormy Daniels denies having affair with Donald Trump


Kimmel starting by addressing the "official" statement that was recently released by Stormy Daniels , which claims that the affair never happened. "I do not", she said. "And I know a lot about dirty and even I wouldn't do that", Clifford responded. The Wall Street Journal reported January 12 that a Trump lawyer paid Daniels $130,000 right before the 2016 presidential election to stay silent about the reported tryst. Read More »

Bannon's Russian Federation testimony delayed to coordinate with White House

Officials at the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency were similarly concerned about the push to release the memo. "It will be released here pretty quick, I think, and then the whole world can see it", Kelly said in an interview on Fox News Radio, adding that he has seen the four-page document and that White House lawyers are now reviewing it. Read More »

Rape-Accused Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan 'Questioned by Police in Paris


Lawsuits have been filed by both victims against Ramadan. The main complainant against Ramadan, the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, is former Salafist Henda Ayari, 40. A leading authority on Islam, Ramadan has written numerous books on the faith and the integration of Muslims in Europe. She lodged a rape complaint against Ramadan on October 20. Read More »

Puerto Rico Bondholders Suffer Setback as Lawsuit Dismissed


The government of Puerto Rico said it was not forewarned about the change. FEMA said it has given more than $1.6 billion in food and more than $361 million in water to hurricane survivors. The agency says it distributed more than 65 million liters of bottled water and more than 58 million meals and snacks, totaling almost $2 billion. It will continue to provide assistance to agencies and organizations working in outlying areas. Read More »

Sydney Seaplane crash pilot's actions were 'totally inexplicable', says boss


The ATSB report found pilot Gareth Morgan deviated from the usual flight path, which he had flown more than 500 times, before veering sharply at low altitude. Earlier it was revealed in a report from the ATSB that the craft was "destroyed" in a fatal accident 20 years ago. The ATSB's investigators will not comment on what caused the plane to plunge into Jerusalem Bay until they complete their investigation and release a final report in about 12 months. Read More »

Trump advocates gather in support of his State of the Union address


But an hour and 20 minutes of President Donald Trump talking Tuesday was plenty long enough for House Democrats. Just this past weekend, guests at the Grammy Awards wore white roses in support of the movement. This time around, it also was a chance for Democrats to hold Trump's feet to the fire for a stream of controversies that have marked his presidency. Read More »

Fact check: Rep. Kennedy delivers Democratic response to State of the Union


Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley): " President Trump highlighted many important accomplishments, challenges and opportunities impacting our great nation". On national security, the US leader maintained a tough posture toward North Korea despite signs of reduced tensions following the resumption of inter-Korean talks over North Korea's planned participation next month in the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read More »