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World News National Parks close due to government shutdown
Author: 0 National Parks close due to government shutdown

Yosemite National Park in California is open to visitors despite the government shutdown but there'll be nobody to greet them, help them navigate the trails or even make sure they're in the right campground . Offices will be closed, while licensed guides will continue to operate guided snowmobile trips on public federal lands. Then Edgar saw the "closed" sign and yelled an expletive.

World News TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries
Author: 0 TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries

The new rules apply to seven last point of departure airports, mandating that cargo from those five countries be screened to maintain compliance with the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program. An example given by officials was someone spending $500 to ship a $100 printer that's already available in the USA from a country with terrorist activity through one of these five countries.

World News Scott signs pot legalization bill
Author: 0 Scott signs pot legalization bill

It allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and have two mature and four immature plants. It doesn't legalize recreational pot sales, as has been done in the eight states (excluding Washington, DC) to legalize marijuana so far. Earlier this month, the New Hampshire House of Representative voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. "The majority of Vermonters, like the majority of the American public, desire to live in a community where responsible adults who choose to ...

World News Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64
Author: 0 Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64

Windy, with a north wind 18 to 26 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. MONDAY: There will be a 90 percent chance of rain, with a high near 47. The temperature will drop Monday night and there could be some scattered snow showers early Tuesday morning. South wind around 10 miles per hour.

World News Tax Cuts Have Narrowed 2018 Generic Ballot Down To D+5
Author: 0 Tax Cuts Have Narrowed 2018 Generic Ballot Down To D+5

This advantage of 12 percentage points is the largest in the history of the Washington Post-ABC News poll and could pose especially bad news for Republicans: Democrats are only expected to need a six- to eight-point advantage in the polls in order to win the 24 seats they'll need to reclaim control of the House of Representatives.

World News President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test
Author: 0 President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

Incredible. Nothing like anything you've seen before. Trump's physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson , administered a medical checkup on January 12. One working theory had been that Trump has dentures, but Jackson said that's not the case. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said.

World News Shutdown end in sight as senators announce agreement
Author: 0 Shutdown end in sight as senators announce agreement

The problem this time focused on immigration policy, principally President Donald Trump's order past year ending an Obama program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ), which gave legal protections to " Dreamer " immigrants.

World News 'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion
Author: 0 'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

In airplanes, human waste is stored in special containers, which are disposed of upon landing. Kalia said that it was most likely a big ol' frozen ball of rude liquids (and some solids), but that a sample was being sent away to confirm. But when scientists arrived from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it was revealed the object was far from a meteorite. The ruling came almost a year after a woman in central Madhya Pradesh was hit by a football-sized chunk of ice that crashed ...

World News India has shown it won't hesitate to cross border, says Rajnath Singh
Author: 0 India has shown it won't hesitate to cross border, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister addressed all of us on the issue and then Indian Army penetrated in the area of Pakistan to kill the militants, said Rajnath Singh , Union Home Minister. "I want to assure you that our government will not let India to bow its head", he further said, as per PTI . Singh also praised PM Narendra Modi, maintaining that under his leadership, the economy of India was moving ahead at a fast pace.

World News Tillerson says United States discussing Syria security zone
Author: 0 Tillerson says United States discussing Syria security zone

Tillerson was greeted by U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson as workmen finished planting shrubs in the grounds of the new embassy. He said a working group had been set up to look at "how we might fix those through some type of another side agreement perhaps, or a mechanism to address the concerns that we have".

World News Pennsylvania Supreme Court throws out state's congressional map
Author: 0 Pennsylvania Supreme Court throws out state's congressional map

If lawmakers do not submit new lines by February 9, or if the governor fails to sign off by February 15, the court said it would adopt its own map, based on the evidence presented during a one-week civil trial in December. If no acceptable map is submitted by February 15, the court will "proceed expeditiously" to adopt its own plan. Should the parties fail to reach an agreement on the plan, the justices said the court would move quickly on its own to develop a constitutional congressional map.

World News Iran urges quick end to military operations in Syria's Afrin
Author: 0 Iran urges quick end to military operations in Syria's Afrin

The Turkish land force will launch ground operation in Syria's Afrin on Sunday "depending on the developments", Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday. "All the Turkish military's ground attacks against Afrin have been repelled so far and they have been forced to retreat", Nouri Mahmoudi, a YPG official, said.

World News Jordan's king urges Pence to rebuild trust in Middle East
Author: 0 Jordan's king urges Pence to rebuild trust in Middle East

While Pence announced the deadline to shift the embassy, he failed to mention an exact date for completion of the transfer. The trip, which coincides with Vice President Mike Pence's three-day visit to Israel, is part of a larger effort to circumvent the U.S., the traditional broker of PA-Israel negotiations, and push to take a more active role in the Middle East.

World News Kristen Bell Debuts As The First Lady Of The SAG Awards
Author: 0 Kristen Bell Debuts As The First Lady Of The SAG Awards

The SAG awards are indicators of likely Oscar success in March because actors form the largest group of voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "I can't do that because I don't know all of your names". At previous SAG Awards, any commentary about current events would have fallen to presenters or winners .

Author: 0 Cardinals expected to hire Steve Wilks as new head coach

With no second interviews now scheduled, it appears as though Wilks will likely get the gig. The New England Patriots appear to be getting more good news Monday morning. While there, he put together a 5-6 record. Cardinals offensive tackle D.J. Humphries also expressed support for Wilks, who like him is a native of Charlotte.

Author: 0 Investors Buy McKesson (MCK) on Weakness

The Patten & Patten Inc holds 269,425 shares with $12.99M value, down from 283,217 last quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc who had been investing in Mckesson Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.52 billion market cap company.

World News Suspect in custody after United States school shooting
Author: 0 Suspect in custody after United States school shooting

Perry said a girl was shot and wounded. A male student is in custody, according to ECSO, and a female student was air lifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. One person is in custody, police said. Italy High School was also locked down. Other details were not released. Italy, which calls itself " The Biggest Little Town in Texas ", is located off Interstate 35E, near U.S.

World News Ruling party deciding whether Jacob Zuma should remain South Africa's president
Author: 0 Ruling party deciding whether Jacob Zuma should remain South Africa's president

Zuma has been under growing pressure to resign since he was replaced as head of the African National Congress (ANC) in December by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. The party said on Saturday that it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation battered by several scandals engulfing Zuma. During Zuma's tenure as ANC leader, leaders of the youth and women's leagues were known for squashing any attempts within the NEC for him to be recalled.

World News Zuma will not attend George Weah's inauguration
Author: 0 Zuma will not attend George Weah's inauguration

Weah was born in a slum in the capital, Monrovia, and worked as a switchboard technician at the national telecommunications company before gaining football fame. Dubbed "King George", Weah worked since then as a Liberian goodwill ambassador to the United Nations. AFP news agency also quoted him as saying: "I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other".

World News Woman dies after falling several decks from her cruise ship balcony
Author: 0 Woman dies after falling several decks from her cruise ship balcony

Meanwhile, The New Orleans Advocate reports in an another incident, a woman fell from the Carnival Triumph on Sunday night and into the Gulf of Mexico. In Oct. 2017, 8-year-old Zion Smith fell two stories while the ship was docked at a Miami port and died. The cruise ship line was also hit with controversy in December, when a family from Florida found a secret video camera had been hidden in their cabin while they were traveling aboard the Fantasy.

World News Bombing at market in Thailand kills 3, injures 18
Author: 0 Bombing at market in Thailand kills 3, injures 18

No separatist Muslim group operating in Thailand's southern provinces - Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala - has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said.

World News Parents need to do their homework on school choice options
Author: 0 Parents need to do their homework on school choice options

The city of Little Compton has issued a proclamation recognizing School Choice Week in their community. Top state lawmakers were in Springdale Saturday (Jan. CSF families can use scholarships to send their children to private schools, out-of-district public schools, and homeschools. A good place to start is the National School Choice Week website, www.schoolchoiceweek.com, for more information about specific school choice options in the Golden State as well as listings of the tens of ...

World News Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets 'perspective' in visit
Author: 0 Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets 'perspective' in visit

The forum shall be attended by more than 3,000 world leaders from the diverse segments of business, art, academia, politics and civil society. The Alpine resort's inability to cope with the mid-winter glut of snow means that protesters won't get to stage their demonstration a day before U.S.