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World News House Republicans are sprinting for the exits ahead of 2018 midterms
Author: 0 House Republicans are sprinting for the exits ahead of 2018 midterms

Issa (CA-49) announced Wednesday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2018, instead deciding to retire. A half dozen Democrats have already opened campaign committees to run in Royce's district. The newspaper reported that Royce's retirement was nonetheless a surprise, as he was known to be interested in chairing the House Financial Services Committee.

Author: 0 Mexico will never pay for Trump wall: Mexican economy minister

Trump's border wall , which formed a key pillar of his 2016 presidential campaign, has encountered much opposition, particularly over the growing cost and the timeline of construction. The current stopgap spending bill expires on January 19. I will build a great wall - nobody builds walls better than me, believe me - and I'll build them every inexpensively.

World News Landry Shamet joins the Wooden Award midseason list
Author: 0 Landry Shamet joins the Wooden Award midseason list

Wooden Award, presented by Wendy's, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Thursday. The senior guard leads Creighton in scoring with an average of 19 points per game and leads the nation's active players with 662 career field goals. He's logged 14 consecutive 20-point contests and nine double-doubles in his 15-game career. Gustafson is one of five Big Ten student-athletes to garner five Player of the Week awards in a single season.

World News Top 16 extreme weather disasters in 2017
Author: 0 Top 16 extreme weather disasters in 2017

This marks 2017 as the costliest year on record , according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ( NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI ). The U.S. also set a new annual record for the cumulative cost for these events. The worst was Hurricane Harvey with 125 billion dollars. Two recent attribution studies done in the wake of Hurricane Harvey show that climate change worsened the extreme rainfall associated with that storm.

World News US To Pakistan: Crack Down On Terrorism Or Lose US Aid
Author: 0 US To Pakistan: Crack Down On Terrorism Or Lose US Aid

On Tuesday, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the United States would continue to withhold $255 million in assistance to Pakistan until the country became a better partner in America's fight against terrorism. The Jawans, and high ranked officers in Pakistan Armed forces had sacrificed their lives in fighting war against terror, he said while talking to a private news channel.

World News What 2018 Holds for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Author: 0 What 2018 Holds for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

If these four coins are the only ones you plan to trade, then GDAX is all you need. In the long-run, market cap will be less relevant as various currencies distinguish themselves with underlying technology and real world use. SPACE COINS Stellar price and how to buy - how much is the cryptocurrency worth today? USA dollars, into the market. Internal Revenue Service and the South African Revenue Service have already announced that they are using blockchain tracking software to locate ...

World News Bon Jovi to perform at AT&T Center on March 22
Author: 0 Bon Jovi to perform at AT&T Center on March 22

Ticket prices have not yet been announced, but tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 19. There is an eight-ticket limit per household. Bon Jovi opened The Rock in New Jersey's largest city with a series of 10 performances in 2007. " This House Is Not for Sale " was released on November 4, 2016, and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the rock band its sixth U.S. No.

World News Fiery crash shits down I-65 near Seymour; homes evacuated
Author: 0 Fiery crash shits down I-65 near Seymour; homes evacuated

Stephan Wheeles of the Indiana State Police Versailles post. Wheeles added the crash happened near the 43-mile marker at approximately 5 a.m., and traffic is now being diverted off I-65 in the area. While the area was closed, traffic was directed off I-65 at Exit 50 (Seymour) and onto US 31 south to State Road 250 and back on I-65 at exit 41. Wheeles said the cleanup crews are dealing with an explosion risk.

World News Nigel Farage backs second Brexit referendum to
Author: 0 Nigel Farage backs second Brexit referendum to "kill off" debate

Following Nigel Farage's comments on television this morning that 'Maybe there should be a second referendum' it is now 5/1 that we will go to the polls again before 2019. He has a large groundswell of support in the United Kingdom, both among the public and other pro-Brexit politicians, so what he says is likely to carry weight.

World News Brennan Center Reaction: White House Disbands Fraud Commission
Author: 0 Brennan Center Reaction: White House Disbands Fraud Commission

Cory Booker , who called the White House voter fraud panel a sham and introduced legislation to abolish it, welcomed the news that President Donald Trump was disbanding the commission . Now comes the pressing question: Do Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans actually care about the integrity of the vote? "System is rigged, must go to Voter ID", Trump said.

World News Farmers Give Trump Warm Welcome, Cheer Change to Death Tax
Author: 0 Farmers Give Trump Warm Welcome, Cheer Change to Death Tax

And from now on, most family farms and small businesses will be spared the punishment of the deeply unfair ESTATE TAX, known as the DEATH TAX-so you can keep your FARMS IN THE FAMILY. Congress has ignored the administration proposals last spring to eliminate premium subsidies for policies that include the harvest price option, to deny premium subsidies to people with more than $500,000 a year in adjusted gross income, and to limit crop insurance subsidies to $40,000 a year.

World News Flooding concerns rise as snow melts across the state
Author: 0 Flooding concerns rise as snow melts across the state

There are still a lot of factors into when we make the change over to snow . Snowfall on Saturday in parts of northern Vermont and northern ME will reach 6 to 9 inches, but totals will quickly drop off as you move south thanks to more freezing rain than anything else.

World News South Africa: Zuma Launches State Capture Inquiry
Author: 0 South Africa: Zuma Launches State Capture Inquiry

Madonsela's report recommended that an inquiry be set up to take her investigations, primarily into allegations of state capture by the Gupta family and their associates, further. I requested the Chief Justice to provide me with the name of the judge to head the Commission. "Discussions towards elevating the Joint Commission for Cooperation between Kenya and South Africa to Special Status Agreement will be a key agenda of the visit to South Africa".

World News Govt examining G-to-G deal to buy Spike missile from Israel
Author: 0 Govt examining G-to-G deal to buy Spike missile from Israel

Gilad Cohen, the Foreign Ministry's deputy director-general for Asia and the Pacific, would not discuss the Spike deal or weapons deals between India and Israel, during a briefing he gave Wednesday previewing Netanyahu's visit. "It is what the American people want us to do", said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, adding, "No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that".

World News Saudi Arabia rolls out tourist visas for women without chaperone
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia rolls out tourist visas for women without chaperone

Women under 25 however must be accompanied by a family member. The stadiums have been equipped with female prayer rooms, restrooms and separate entrances and parking lots for women spectators, according to AP. The San Francisco based Uber and Dubai based Careem have been preparing to hire their first female chauffeurs, months ahead of lifting the ban that prevents women from driving or issuing driving licenses in the country as the order will be implemented in June 2018.

World News Baltimore Hospital Staff Leave Gown-Wearing Patient In Freezing Cold Outdoors
Author: 0 Baltimore Hospital Staff Leave Gown-Wearing Patient In Freezing Cold Outdoors

The young woman barely speaks and seems dazed, occasionally crying out. Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he chose to record Tuesday night's events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a woman being left at a bus stop like that.

World News Turkey warns its citizens against travelling in US
Author: 0 Turkey warns its citizens against travelling in US

The Turkish statement echoed that language and referenced various past attacks in the US including in Charlottesville, Ohio University and a mosque in Minnesota. "The "Turkey is not a safe country" statement does not benefit ties between the two countries", Yildirim said. The Turkish foreign ministry issued USA travel warning for its citizens.

World News Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine
Author: 0 Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine

Northern Territory Children's Commissioner Colleen Gwynne has called for an investigation amid growing concerns over the affect social media bullying is having on teenagers' mental health. "This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our handsome angel had travelled to", the family said . We are not concerned with the who or why of who pushed our daughter to this point, we just want to save another family going through the sadness and tragedy that our family is experiencing.

World News Jewels worth $4.8m stolen in daring Paris heist
Author: 0 Jewels worth $4.8m stolen in daring Paris heist

The men broke a window at the tradesman's entrance to the famed hotel just after 6.30pm (5.30pm United Kingdom time). Three robbers, armed with axes, carried out the robbery late on Wednesday at the hotel on the city centre's Place Vendome, next to the Justice Ministry.

World News Huge blaze erupts at Nottingham train station as crews scrambled
Author: 0 Huge blaze erupts at Nottingham train station as crews scrambled

As 50 firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Nottingham railway station this morning, this is what we know. . Coleman said his team was working with colleagues from Network Rail and East Midlands Trains to try to reopen the station, but added that a significant firefighting operation was taking place.

World News Canada talks tough with free trade talks looming
Author: 0 Canada talks tough with free trade talks looming

Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday the US threat to quit NAFTA has to be taken seriously. In her comments to reporters, Ms. Canada and Mexico are unhappy about USA demands to establish rules of origin for NAFTA goods that would set minimum levels of US content for autos, a sunset clause that would terminate the deal if it is not renegotiated every five years and ending the so-called Chapter 19 dispute mechanism.

World News Merkel Seeks Breakthrough in Marathon Talks on Government
Author: 0 Merkel Seeks Breakthrough in Marathon Talks on Government

Merkel, who is battling to form a new government to salvage her political future, had warned that it would be a "tough day" of talks. Acting German chancellor Angela Merkel moved one, tortuous step closer to a fourth term on Friday morning after all-night talks ended in preliminary agreement for a new grand coalition in Berlin .

World News Iran urged to respect protestors' rights, end Internet crackdown
Author: 0 Iran urged to respect protestors' rights, end Internet crackdown

The Iranian people have endured decades of political repression by an autocratic, Islamist government. "Counterrevolution groups and foreign media are continuing their organized efforts to misuse the people's economic and livelihood problems and their legitimate demands to provide an opportunity for unlawful gatherings and possibly chaos", state TV said of the protests .

World News Another brutal rape, murder case reported in Sargodha
Author: 0 Another brutal rape, murder case reported in Sargodha

The Punjab government has offered a reward of 10 million rupees (£66,460) for information leading to the killer's capture, as well as compensation for the protesters killed on Wednesday. Despite the funeral for his daughter, which drew mourners from across Kasur , he added: "We will not bury her until we get justice". "This has to stop", tweeted Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai, who hails from Pakistan and said Wednesday she was "heartbroken" to hear of the girl's killing.

World News Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
Author: 0 Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

According to Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador's foreign minister, Assange's application for naturalisation was accepted last month. She also said she feared threats to Mr Assange's life coming from third party states. It is also alleged that Ecuador is trying to make Assange a member of its diplomatic team which would allow him legal immunity and safe passage through the UK.

World News Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters
Author: 0 Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a 3-month old baby has been found safe and unharmed after police officers investigating a homicide discovered the child was missing. Jonathan Bennett should be considered armed and risky, police warned. He also had a tattoo of a crown with the word "King" on his neck, in the middle of his Adam's apple.