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Barack Obama arrives in New Zealand

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The court has yet to respond to the application and its response could come after Obama's departure. Justice Venning agreed, saying that while Mr Obama is no longer a head of state, the request pertains to actions taken while he was. As Reuters reports, Kim Dotcom has requested that Obama appear in court for his damages claim against New Zealand. Kim Dotcom's legal bid to bring former US President Obama before court over his 2012 arrest has been thrown out. Read More »

Trump made senior White House staff sign NDAs

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE on Monday following reports that he made White House staffers sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) forbidding them from discussing their time in the administration. Read More »

Republicans unveil $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018

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Charlie Dent, R-Pa., a member of the House Appropriations Committee. "Everything that was significant is a work in progress". Ryan said as part of the spending bill, GOP lawmakers want to fully fund the national defense at levels requested by the Pentagon in what the speaker described would be the "biggest increase in defense spending in 15 years". Read More »

Rockets vs. Trail Blazers

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What they wrote: We've seen speculation in the past on whether the Trail Blazers should keep Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum together. Sign up for RG Newsletters and get the news delivered directly to your inbox. The Blazers led by six at the half and 10 at the end of three quarters, never allowing Los Angeles to cut the deficit to less than eight in the final quarter. Read More »

Rajinikanth rebuffs reports of connection with BJP

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We should stop anything that disturbs it. Actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday said the State government should ensure that communal harmony is not disturbed in the State due to the "Rath Yatra ". Queried about meeting some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders during his spiritual tour and the view that he is backed by that party, Rajinikanth denied that the BJP was supporting him, saying it was "only God and people were behind him". Read More »

European Union congratulates Putin on re-election

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Juncker had earlier wished Putin "every success in carrying out your high responsibilities". In a statement, ministers said the European Union "takes extremely seriously the United Kingdom government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible". Read More »

McCain says President Trump shouldn't congratulate Putin

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Konstantin Gaaze, an independent political analyst, said the election could be a turning point for Russian Federation. "Thanks to your promotion in person, the Russia-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is at the highest level in history", Putin said, adding that Russia cherishes the friendship with China, and is willing to work with China to make high-level exchange closer and deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. Read More »

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)

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About 20.39 million shares traded or 25.30% up from the average. Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP) has risen 55.77% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv holds 14.76% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. for 189,079 shares. Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Read More »

UGC autonomy to 2 varsities

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Officials said universities that have been granted autonomy will be free to launch new courses and departments, and enter into collaborations with foreign educational institutions, without seeking the UGC's permission. "However, the degrees which will be awarded will have the university name along with theirs", he added. "What is most unfortunate is that no discussions were held with the stakeholders, teachers, non-teaching staff and students who will be adversely affected by the ... Read More »

MS governor intends to appoint former Democrat to Cochran's Senate seat

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She will be Mississippi's first female USA senator. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak on the record before the announcement. In 2011, she won office statewide as a Republican, switching parties after the Democratic majority in the state senate was wiped out in the 2010 Tea Party wave. Read More »

UFC eyes fight between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson

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Look for it to be officially announced by the UFC very soon. It also was the last fight on his deal, but a booking against Edgar means Swanson will be staying put in the UFC after a brief flirtation with free agency. A lightweight bout between Kevin Lee (16-3) and Edson Barboza (19-5) is scheduled to headline the UFC Fight Night, which will take place at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi In Karnataka, Begins Third Phase Of Janaashirwada Yatre

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Modi had also promised good price for farm produce. While addressing a gathering in Padubidre, Udupi Rahul Gandhi said, "One person can not take this country forward, it is the work of 120cr Indians that has progressed this nation". Lashing out at prime minister Narendra Modi for domonetisation, he said that the prime minister gave his industralist friends a chance to turn their black money into white. Read More »

Dog wanders into Charlotte school and bites seven children

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The stray dog entered the playground while children were outside. Officials say the children's shouting and running overstimulated the dog which caused him to jump up and bite some of them. Thankfully the dog had a rabies vaccine and is current. A teacher was eventually able to confine the animal and contacted the animal's owner from the information on the dog's collar. Read More »

Skripal case: 23 Russian diplomats leave Russian embassy in London

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Tatarintsev said the comment should not be construed as an accusation. Around 80 people are going to return to Russian Federation, including many children. MOSCOW:Moscow on Tuesday said it had invited all ambassadors to Russian Federation to a meeting with foreign ministry experts to hear Russia's views about the poisoning of an ex-double agent in London. Read More »

Ex-Trump adviser to plead guilty to fraud-related charges

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The change of heart by Trump's former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort's, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case. Politico reports that conservatives are calling on Trump to pardon suspects indicted by Mueller as a way of lowering their willingness to cooperate with the probe. Read More »

Trainee Pilot Injured As IAF Trainer Jet Crashes In Odisha's Mayurbhanj

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According to some reports, it has been speculated that the aircraft took off from Kalaikunda Air Force Station near the state of West Bengal. The pilot ejected to safety but sustained injuries and was admitted to a hospital in Jharkhand. Villagers rescued the injured pilot Arvind Joshi and informed the police. The matter will be investigated by a Court of Inquiry (CoI), confirmed IAF. Read More »

Scots man who filmed pet dog giving Nazi salutes is convicted

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And the online comedian says he has received death threats and has failed to land himself a job due to the ongoing court case. "The accused knew that the material was offensive and knew why it was offensive". "He's in court tomorrow". During the court recess, Meechan posted a video address on his Twitter account, calling on viewers to "keep fighting for free speech and keep fighting the good fight". Read More »

Leo Varadkar warns final agreement still to be reached on Brexit

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The former diplomat wrote: "She will be faced by the alternative of accepting the current EU draft and losing the support of the 10 DUP MPs who sustain her Government, or alternatively accepting that the whole of the United Kingdom remains in the single market and the customs union, in which case she will lose the support of the 62 backbench Brexit Tories". Read More »

First Alert Weather Day set for Monday

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More clouds and a brisk north-northwest wind will continue and likely produce a little spray of snow showers and or flurries off Lake Ontario, especially late Thursday night into Friday . West wind 11 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. Tonight , mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with showers and thunderstorms. Read More »

Western Gas Partners (WES) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by UBS

Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Western Gas Equity Partners for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.44 billion market cap company. Tph Asset Limited Liability Company holds 3.12% or 676,627 shares. Commonwealth Bank Of Aus reported 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Rbf Capital Ltd Liability accumulated 800,000 shares. Read More »

Iggy Azalea breaks down how she burned all of Nick Young's clothes

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I was like, 'That's stupid, ' and he didn't care. And let's just say that Young's clothes paid the price. "I text him a video, and I was like, 'Hey, I'm burning your s**t. After the couple briefly reunited, they officially ended things that June. "Unfortunately although I love Nick and have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him - It's become apparent in the last few weeks that I am unable to", the Australian born singer posted on social media at the time. Read More »

Congress urges EC to scrap EVMs, says bring back Paper ballots

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The Congress during its 84th plenary session while recalling the "apprehensions among political parties and the people" over the misuse of the Electronic Voting Machines, said, "This (reverting to paper ballots) is necessary as there are misgivings on misuse of EVMs to manipulate the outcome contrary to popular verdict". Read More »

Pritzker wins Illinois governor Dem primary

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Pritzker, 53, a venture capitalist and an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune who Forbes estimates has a net worth of $3.5 billion, has already staked his campaign almost $ 70 million . He was embroiled in a controversy when he was recorded in a wiretap interview with Illinois' then-Governor Rod Blagojevich, discussing campaign contributions and appointment to statewide office. Read More »

ISIS kills 36 Syrian troops in surprise attack on Damascus

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In fighting that lasted 24 hours, the ultra-hardline militant group killed 36 Syrian soldiers, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh Member of Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a young man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. Read More »

Congress Races Against Time To Avoid Yet Another Shutdown

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And lawmakers continued to squabble over the Gateway project, a costly tunnel to connect New Jersey and Manhattan that is a top priority for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. GOP leaders said they expected to release the text of the bill on Tuesday. Other contested measures that will likely also fall to the wayside include gun control and a reform of how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill. Read More »

International Speedway Corp (NASDAQ:ISCA) Holdings Lifted by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $44.25. International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The Company's motorsports themed event activities consist principally of racing events at its motorsports entertainment facilities, which promote approximately 100 stock vehicle, open wheel, sports auto, truck, motorcycle, and other racing events. Read More »

Betsy DeVos testifies on Education Department budget before House panel

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Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) asked DeVos again whether private schools that discriminate against LGBT students should qualify for federal funds under a proposal to divert more than $1 billion toward expanding school choice. DeVos has also been widely criticized for a recent appearance on "60 Minutes," where she seemed to acknowledge that she did not know what effect school choice measures in her home state of MI were having on academic achievement and that she hadn't intentionally ... Read More »