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White Home 'might have achieved higher' on Porter abuse claims

But Shah also repeatedly declined to get into specifics about how much the White House knew a year ago about the allegations against Porter . Washington D.C. He denied all of the allegations and insisted the women were lying because they didn't like his politics. Kelly told reporters on Friday that he was informed in November that Porter had allegations against him that were delaying his security clearance, but that he did not know the full extent until this week, MSNBC said. Read More »

South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI: Hosts elect to bowl, visitors unchanged

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In the two games since Faf du Plessis was ruled out by his own finger problem, South Africa have lacked an anchor in the middle order against the spin threat of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav . He immediately asked for DRS review, which showed an inside edge and the decision was overturned. "I didn't start off that well but it is another pleasing day individually and as a team ", said Kohli, who said he was struggling with cramp when he was on about 95. Read More »

Wet weekend ahead; flood watch issued for part of state

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A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Lee County and other counties across Central Alabama, starting Saturday morning and extending through Sunday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, will arrive tonight and hang around for the majority of the weekend. Light showers along with rising temperatures continues Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Most Active Stock: Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY)

After going under observation of traders 8.2 million shares traded at hands. Array BioPharma had a negative net margin of 98.51% and a negative return on equity of 154.43%. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). (NYSE:DYN) or 15,715 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Comm stated it has 353,987 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 0% in Dynegy Inc. Read More »

Pence, accompanied by Otto Warmbier's father, meets with North Korean defectors

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North and South have been divided by the Cold War's last frontier since the 1950-1953 Korean war. On Thursday, while in Japan, Pence stopped at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, where he gave a pointed speech against North Korea . North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's sister, making an unprecedented visit to South Korean soil, will now likely attend the same opening ceremony as U.S. Read More »

All The Sports North Korea Will Compete In At The Olympics [SLIDESHOW]

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Earlier on Friday, Mr. Pence said Mr. Moon gave his backing to additional measures the United States is planning to try to curb North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, speaking after paying tribute at a South Korean memorial. On Thursday, North Korea said its official delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics had no intention of meetings its US counterpart. Since then, scenes of reconciliation between the two Koreas were seen under liberal South Korean presidents Kim ... Read More »

Winter storm causes chaos in US Midwest

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Those could bring another 3 to 9 inches total. Snow will arrive from west to east by mid to late morning and turn heavy at times for the afternoon/early evening. Snow from a winter storm moving across the Great Lakes is leaving roads treacherous, closing schools and cancelling hundreds of flights across the upper Midwest. Read More »

US government to shutdown

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Like the Senate vote, there was bipartisan support in the House for the budget bill. Still, leaders expected they could thread the needle to find the votes to pass the bill in both the House and Senate. He called that decision plus opposition by many Republicans "inhumane and indecent". "If anyone doubts my intention to solve this problem and bring up a DACA and immigration reform bill, do not". Read More »

Start-up guru Mahesh Murthy held; cops say technical arrest

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Confirming Murthy's arrest, Senior Police Inspector, Khar Police station, Ramchandra Jadhav, said , "The inquiry in the matter is going on; he was arrested at around 5pm". I believe this is an attempt to counter-sue. During a group conversation, the victim praised Murthy, after which he started conversing with her on her personal chat. Read More »

Koreas set to hold rare high-level talks during Olympics

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Moon promotes the Olympics as the "Peace Games" and hopes to use North Korea's participation as a springboard to better relations between the estranged neighbours - and perhaps to broader denuclearisation talks. An official travelling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Pyeongchang told reporters the Japanese government believed sanctions were "starting to bite", citing recent instances of ship-to-ship transfers at sea. Read More »

UN Allows Sanctioned North Korea Official To Attend Olympics

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The games are being attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and about 500 other delegation members. The North Korean delegation's arrival came a day after Kim Jong Un presided over a massive military parade in Pyongyang that was highlighted by the country's developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles, which in three flight tests a year ago showed potential ability to reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. Read More »

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, refused to allow a vote without an amendment to preserve spending caps to keep the deficit from growing to more than $1 trillion. "Democrats like to say "mañana"-tomorrow-when it comes to immigration ", he said". "We have reached the budget deal that neither side loves but both sides can be proud of", he said. Read More »

NHS not for sale and never will be, Downing Street says

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The news comes days after Trump came under fire for tweeting that people in the United Kingdom had taken to the streets to protest against the Labour-founded NHS . "We are at the outset of those discussions and her comments reflect that fact", the spokesperson said, adding that "the point is we are not into the detail of those discussions". Read More »

Israel strikes 'Iranian targets' in Syria after intercepting unmanned aircraft

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An Israeli F16 fighter jet crashed in Israel Saturday as the air force was carrying out attacks against "Iranian targets" in Syria after intercepting a drone, a spokesman said. The Iranian drone fell in our territory and is in our possession, " IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis said earlier, as cited by Haaretz . "Our air defenses confronted it and hit more than one plane", a military source told Syrian state TV. Read More »

Six out of 21 big states show decline in health indicators

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As per the index report for large states, Kerala has topped, followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. "Currently 10% of the allocation given to the states under the National Health Mission is linked to the index". Among the union territories, Lakshadweep showed both the best overall performance, as well as the highest annual incremental performance. In the NITI Ayog's Health Index report, Jharkhand has got the number one rank in health reforms, an official release said here today. Read More »

Trump Plans To Nominate White House Aide Jim Carroll For Drug Czar

He gave no nod to the treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter's resignation. When Faulkner mentioned that Porter's ongoing lack of a permanent security clearance should have hinted at some underlying issue , Fleischer said that the White House only knows "what the Federal Bureau of Investigation tells them". Read More »

Dancing Jamaicans star at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in PyeongChang , South Korea! Thirty years later, there have been sporadic protests against the presence of North Koreans in Pyeongchang , although opinion is split. Despite the ban, 168 " Olympic Athletes from Russia" will compete in Pyeongchang . In December, Guterres dispatched United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman to Pyongyang for talks, but the envoy came back with no commitment from North Korea to hold ... Read More »

USA stocks end bumpy week up sharply; oil prices drop three percent

Wall Street's main stock indexes climbed more than 1 percent on Friday, giving investors some solace after a week of huge swings that shook the market out of months of calm. The Dow and the S&P 500 are each down just over 10%, respectively, from their all-time highs. Early Friday, the 10-year Treasury was slightly higher at 2.86 percent. Read More »

Bronx man charged with stalking, harassing supermodel Bella Hadid

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Quick thinking Hadid, 21, alerted authorities fearing he may be outside her NY home. Cops arrested him for aggravated harassment and stalking, and he was still in custody as of Thursday night. What a scary situation for Bella Hadid . The stars - who are two of the most in-demand models in the world - opened up about their close relationship. Read More »

Theresa May And Japan's UK Investors To Hold Talks

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Barnier warned that the issue of Ireland's border could unravel the withdrawal agreement and the transitions period could be in doubt. The Best for Britain campaign, which advocates staying in the European Union and stopping Brexit, has been given more than £400,000 ($550,000) of funding by Soros' Open Society Foundation (OSF), according to The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers. Read More »

Sunoco Agrees to $12.6 million Fine to Resume Mariner 2 East Build

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Our action to suspend the permits associated with this project, and the collection of this penalty, are indicative of the strict oversight that DEP has consistently exercised over this project. Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company strongly disagrees with DEP's legal conclusions that its conduct was "willful and egregious" but has decided against continued litigation. Read More »

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, boost United States spending

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Lawmakers in that chamber were deeply divided along party lines and passage was uncertain. Paul said he was asking for a 15-minute debate and then a vote on his amendment, which was certain to lose. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", he said on the Senate floor. Read More »

Terror attack at Army camp in Jammu's Sunjwan

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Three people have been injured so far in the ambush. The district administration of Jammu has asked schools within 500 meters of the camp to remain closed. Security forces immediately rushed in reinforcements to track down the holed-up militants. No. of terrorists isn't known, they've been cornered in one of the family quarters. Read More »

Newborn abandoned in airport bathroom with handwritten note

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Authorities say the woman can be seen on airport security footage walking "with a gait" and carrying something wrapped in a blanket, according to ABC affiliate KABC . The note goes on to say that the mother is "unable and unfit" to take care of the child and asks whoever finds the baby to take him to the authorities so they can find the baby a good home. Read More »

Dog Meat Still On the Menu at South Korea Olympics

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Meanwhile forty-five Russian athletes as well as two coaches have had appeals against their exclusion from the Winter Olympics dismissed - on the same day as the Games' opening ceremony. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea . The pair will have lunch with Moon at the Blue House on Saturday, Moon's office said. Read More »

Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest

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The snow is expected to begin during the Thursday evening rush hour and continue through the Friday morning commute. According to Channel3000.com, The heaviest snow is now expected to fall over northern IL and southern Wisconsin - about 5 to 7 inches of snow with locally heavier amounts is now expected from Madison southward into northern IL. Read More »

Winter Olympics: New Zealand's Winter Olympic uniforms a 'let down'

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Kim remained in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang , where he oversaw a huge military parade the previous day. Vice President Mike Pence watches the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to allow the provision of the Galaxy Note 8 smartphones to four Iranian athletes without the condition of handing them back", an official from the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & ... Read More »

Class 2 student alleges sexual abuse in city school

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The angry parents then surrounded the school and demanded that the accused teacher be handed over to them. "It was then that we made a decision to stage a protest outside the school", he said. "The school authorities should also keep a vigil that such incidents do not take place", Chatterjee said. The police said that they were trying to provide a safe passage for the students stuck inside the school , while the parents alleged they were trying to rescue the accused. Read More »

Rachel Brand, No 3 justice department official, reportedly planning to resign

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Brand is an expert in national security and helped defend the administration's efforts to renew a foreign surveillance law. In the line of succession, Brand has been behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Scrutiny of Rosenstein from conservatives allied with Trump escalated last week after a Republican memo authored by House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., detailed how Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials including Rosenstein ... Read More »

Key witness in former Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested after testimony

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On Thursday, Howe admitted he breached his plea deal by trying to get a hotel room charge taken off his credit card bill. Todd Howe leaves federal court after testifying in the Joe Percoco corruption trial in NY on Monday, Feb. His lawyers say his legal acts are being falsely portrayed by Howe as crimes. As part of his cooperation agreement with prosecutors, Howe in 2016 agreed not to violate any laws "whatsoever". Read More »