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Jazz make moves in final hours before trade deadline


The Timberwolves will try to sign Rose if he clears waivers, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein. He also says there is mutual interest in that happening. Then as quick as a Rose crossover, two reports surfaced that Rose might be reunited with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and former teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson in Minnesota. Read More »

When does Team USA march during the Opening Ceremony?


The president was also invited by North Korea to visit Pyongyang for a summit meeting. "Ultimately, North Korea's objective is to normalize its status as a nuclear power so that it can push for sanctions relief without giving up its weapons", said Troy Stangarone, a senior director at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington. Read More »

Modi conferred Grand Collar of State of Palestine


On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which is his transit to Palestine. Weeks after giving ceremonial welcome to Israel's Prime Minister and " close friend" Benjamin Netanyahu, PM Modi will visit Palestinian territories on Saturday. Read More »

Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown


The news comes after much early morning theatrics in the US Capitol building, which ended when lawmakers finally approved a two-year spending plan - a deal that appeased most Republicans and Democrats, but infuriated budget hawks. and 6 a.m Friday, and, as the hours dragged on, procedural concerns meant a House vote mid-morning Friday appeared possible. Non-defense spending would rise by $63 billion this year and $68 billion next year. Read More »

Previous BJP government in Karnataka broke graft records: Rahul


Rahul slammed the Modi-led Government by saying, "PM Modi talks about corruption". Assembly elections in the Congress-ruled Karnataka will be held later this year. "This country can not be run by looking in the rearview mirror", Gandhi said, as he flayed him for talking only about the past. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Shah told party MPs that broader details of the transaction, including that it would cost over Rs 58,000 crore, have been shared but break-up of ... Read More »

Pelosi sets record for longest continuous speech in the US House


Lasting more than 8 hours, Pelosi did it all in four-inch heels . It's unclear how much longer she will talk (Strom Thurmond's Senate filibuster record of 24 hours and 18 minutes is probably not in any danger), and the House historian is still looking into parallel House speeches that may have exceeded Pelosi's. Read More »

Ghouta death toll soars above 220 as Syrian regime bombards rebel enclave


The area - also known as Dummar - is home to several military facilities but also a branch of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC). The air defence system intercepted the missiles and destroyed majority. The United Nations Security Council has rejected an appeal from UN aid officials for a monthlong humanitarian cease-fire in Syria amid separate calls by the United States for Syria and its ally Russian Federation to end their attacks against rebel-held areas. Read More »

Cloudy today with snow showers north, big warm-up for the weekend


The service predicts an accumulation of anywhere between 3 and 10 inches Thursday , depending on where the notice was posted. Confidence in the amount of precipitation is "somewhat low", the meteorologist added. The way it appears now, we could get light snow accumulations. Highs will reach the low to mid 30s in central and southern Indiana. Monday , however, skies will be partly cloudy with a high of 37 and a low of 22. Read More »

S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony


Mr Pence shook hands with other leaders, including close ally Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , but not Kim Yong-nam. Pence reportedly didn't have to sit in the box with the North Koreans - but he wanted to make a political point. Critics say it's unclear whether revived dialogue between the Koreas could lead to immediate breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate when it seems unlikely that the North would be willing to give up its nukes under any deal. Read More »

Second Trump admin official resigns after allegations of domestic abuse

On Wednesday, White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned following allegations of abuse from his two ex-wives. Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter , a former staffer for Sens. "I can't speak to what he may have or may not have known about this bad situation - and absolutely, domestic violence is abhorrent - but I'm going to make sure this never happens again"? Porter's resignation on Wednesday has raised questions ... Read More »

European Union negotiator warns agreement on Brexit transition may not happen


There are only 13 months to go before Brexit, yet Prime Minister Theresa May and her senior ministers remain divided over how close a relationship the country should seek to retain with the EU. Japan's ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka said there were "high stakes" and firms would not be able to continue operating unless they could remain profitable. Read More »

Syria wants UN to condemn US 'massacre'


Moayad al-Hafi, a rescue worker, said his team was hit in a double-tap strike as they were pulling bodies out in Jisreen. She says the goal is to allow humanitarian aid and medical care to flow to more than 700 civilians in eastern Ghouta . Read More »

Peacemaking Trump And Kim Jong Un Impersonators Booted From Olympics


Mr Pence, Ms Kim and other world leaders attended the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang , just 80km from the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea . So far, the South Korean President seems keen to take up his North Korean counterpart's offer, which comes as no surprise. Both of the high-ranking North Korean officials met and shook hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who was seated directly in front of the North's delegation. Read More »

US House set for budget battle ahead of shutdown deadline


Congress aims to avoid letting funding lapse for the second time in less than a month. The budget reportedly raises spending caps by $300 billion over two years, allocating $80 million to defense spending and $ 63 billion to non-defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. Read More »

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported


DACA service members are all people with a particular set of skills, such as being fluent in a key language, who came into the military through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program. "That would be a judicial action that obviously we obey". He noted that DHS has always been willing to cooperate with the Defense Department "if we, in fact, found somebody who had been treated unjustly". Read More »

Pravin Togadia questions BJP over FIR against Major Aditya Kumar


She sought "urgent listing" of the petition for hearing, following which the court ordered that the petition be listed before "appropriate bench" on Monday. The bench of judges had then said that in any case of unjustified deaths, the perpetrator (s) do not have blanket immunity available to them. The petitioner has sought directions for guidelines to protect the rights of soldiers and adequate compensation so that no Army personnel is harassed by initiation of criminal proceedings for ... Read More »

Trump signs bill ending government shutdown


The bill was the result of a grand bargain with Senate Democrats, who also insisted in an increase in domestic spending, blowing through budget restraints even as the Trump administration implements tax cuts passed by Congress previous year. Read More »

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) President Sells 34000 Shares of Stock

CTSH stock is now showing downward return of -1.87% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 4.29% in one month period. The Simple Moving Average is arguably the most popular technical analysis tool used by traders. Cornerstone Advsr reported 0.08% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Verition Fund Management Ltd Com accumulated 4,291 shares. Read More »

Uno dazzles as Japan leads in team program


Later Thursday, European gold medalists Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov finished first in the pair event, representing Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. "It was important to do a strong short program, a season's best", said Morozov. "He opened the doors for the rest of us". Alexei Bychenko earned a new personal best of 88.49 for a second place finish in the Men's event for his upbeat routine to the Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila". Read More »

Matt and Becca Hamilton eliminated from mixed doubles curling


He's making his fourth appearance at the Winter Olympics. "We had chances to bounce back. we didn't execute our chances but they did", said China's coach Marcel Rocque after the match. Canada had no problem getting past Switzerland in a matchup between two teams that entered Friday with identical 3-1 records. Two stones are pre-positioned before each end, and the players combine to throw five stones instead of 16. Read More »

Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Memo On Russia Probe


Mr. Trump huddled with Mr. Wray, principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur and staff from the White House Counsel's Office "to receive their input" on the memo, said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah. The White House allowed the Nunes memo to be made public. Democrats immediately cried foul at the decision to send the Democratic memo back to the committee. Read More »

Dananjaya, Herath spin Lanka to Test series win over B'desh


Dananjaya would take over from there, claiming the best match figures (8-44) by a Sri Lankan on debut, as Bangladesh crumbled, losing their final six wickets for just 23 runs to suffer a series defeat. Earlier, Sri Lanka were all out for 226 in their second innings, securing a lead of 338 runs. But Herath quickly inflicted significant damage, with Imrul Kayes (17) and Mominul caught behind and Mushfiqur Rahim (25) stumped by Niroshan Dickwella. Read More »

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


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


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


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]


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


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


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


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


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 »