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United Kingdom lord astonishes Parliament by resigning for being late


Baroness Lister said she hoped Lord Bates would reconsider his resignation. Liberal Democrat Lords Leader Richard Newby said: 'Lord Bates resigns because he arrived a couple of minutes late to answer a question in the Lords. "He has received support from across the House and we are pleased he has chose to continue in his important roles at the Department for International Development and HM Treasury". Read More »

McCarthy on Nunes memo: 'I can't predetermine' what the President will do


The memo's release and McCabe's resignation come amid a congressional investigation that recently found the FBI "lost" five months-worth of texts between two staffers, one of whom worked directly for McCabe. The extended surveillance reportedly meant the Justice Department believed Page, who went to Russia during the 2016 campaign, may have been a Russian agent. Read More »

Trump approval bounces back at 42 percent


The new poll also found Americans are split over the massive tax reform bill Trump signed in December-44 percent approve and 44 percent disapprove. Gallup noted that Trump has an approval rating of 50% or higher in 12 states, while 18 states gave a favorable rating below 40%. Read More »

US Drops Cha as Pick for Ambassador to S


North Korea has traded threats and insults with Trump throughout his first year in office. He also cautioned that "complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation". The Unification Ministry said the arrangements had been finalized last minute as Seoul had to coordinate the details of the trip with various parties, including the United States, to ensure there won't be any issues surrounding sanctions on the North. Read More »

Didn't expect so much chaos: Swara Bhaskar on 'Padmaavat' letter


Bhansali, who calls it the "most anxious release" of his life, is happy that despite hardships, the film managed to reach theatres. The much-awaited film released last Thursday and within six days, " Padmaavat " earned Rs. and whatever you say they only think in sexual terms. "I have time and again condemned the violence that the team of Padmaavat had to face". I did not have any vicious intent. Read More »

Trump's first State of the Union depicts a truly horrifying America


But don't look for it to happen. "Tonight I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens, of every background, colour and creed ", he said . "I guess Melania didn't want anything from the Burger King drive-thru". While down 21% from what he garnered in his address to Congress on February 28, 2017 on top rated NBC , President Trump is overall pretty steady with that non-SOTU address with just a 7% dip. Read More »

Trump fumed about efforts to quash GOP memo release


Now Trump , who has indicated he wants the memo released, has five days to review the document and decide whether to release it. The White House says President Donald Trump has not decided whether he'd authorize the release of a classified House Intelligence Committee memo, but says he favours "full transparency". Read More »

San Francisco DA's Office To Dismiss Thousands Of Pot Convictions


California's new legal cannabis system allows anyone with a misdemeanor pot conviction to petition to have it dismissed. In Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation past year that would have allowed people convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana to have their convictions vacated, even though that is no longer a criminal offense. Read More »

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 »