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San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions On Wednesday, officials there used a bingo machine to choose the four winners among 36 applicants. For example, if someone had been convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, that conviction would be tossed out because that is now legal under California law. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince loses $106.7 bn in online gambling

Saudi crown prince loses $106.7 bn in online gambling Reuters reported on Tuesday that the kingdom had closed a detention centre for those snared by the anti-graft drive at Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel. There are just some discussions between me and the government, " he said. The arrest of so many influential Saudis was meant to send a message that no one was immune to prosecution and to signal to foreign investors that corruption would n... [Full Article...]

Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List'

Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List' Naryshkin is now under sanctions imposed by the US under the Obama administration for his alleged role in Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. They anxious the Kremlin could conclude the United States is open to forgiving Russian Federation for its actions and wasn't resolved to forcefully prevent future meddling. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump In true Presidential fashion, it was her husband who ended up providing a solution to the gift problem. As the audience laughed, she added, "everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box". Obama will appear on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" in her first post-first Lady TV interview. Former President Barack Obama transferred executive power to Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, but... [Full Article...]

False alarm - Human error

False alarm - Human error State officials say he was sacked Friday. "With respect to human error, due to a miscommunication between the midnight shift supervisor and day shift supervisor, the drill was run without sufficient supervision", Wiley said. Following his investigation, Oliveira recommended a number of improvements on the system including a revised checklist to standardize the process of conducting drills ... [Full Article...]

H&M Group Q4 Profit Falls; Sales Excl. VAT Declines

H&M Group Q4 Profit Falls; Sales Excl. VAT Declines It recently launched ARKET and Nyden, but also increased its global reach with formulas like COS, &OtherStories, Monki and Weekday. As H&M's growing online sales are not fully compensating for reduced footfall to its stores, it plans to invest more in online by ensuring it has an ecommerce presence in all markets that it has a physical presence, as well as in other markets. [Full Article...]

Former MLB GM Kevin Towers dies at 56

Former MLB GM Kevin Towers dies at 56 Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler released a statement via Twitter , saying, "We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Kevin Towers , who passed away early this morning after a courageous battle with cancer". [Full Article...]

Two PlayStation Plus Free Games for February Revealed Early

Two PlayStation Plus Free Games for February Revealed Early First up, we have RiME . " Knack is a game with some solid core mechanics which cry out for a bit more polish and a lot more variety in the gameplay", said Blair in his review when the game launched. You can pick up both the puzzle adventure Rime and platform/adventure title Knack this month, both excellent games that you can breeze through in a couple weekends for free. [Full Article...]

Spotify experiments with Pandora-like playlists app

Spotify experiments with Pandora-like playlists app From app design renders these will take the form of "favourite" playlists and those with particular themes such has "Aussie Top 50" and "Easy Listening". In the description, Spotify explains that it plays music instantly when opened with stations easily changed by scrolling inside the app. This approach is part of Spotify's experiment to essentially streamline its mobile music listening. [Full Article...]

CDC Director Resigns Over Financial Conflicts

CDC Director Resigns Over Financial Conflicts On the morning of January 31, she offered her resignation, according to a statement from HHS. Brenda Fitzgerald , the director of the nation's top public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest . "These additional purchases did not change the scope of Dr. Fitzgerald's recusal obligations, and Dr. Fitzgerald has since also divested of these newly acquired potential... [Full Article...]

Police in Spain uncover 4 tons of oranges in a auto chase

Police in Spain uncover 4 tons of oranges in a auto chase It turns out, the vehicles were stuffed with 9,000 pounds of oranges. The oranges appear to have come from the town of Carmona, where a theft had been reported at a warehouse some hours earlier. One of the suspects reportedly told police that they had picked up the oranges from the ground. With so much fruit in the backseat, it would have been incredible had they gotten away with their suspected... [Full Article...]

BJP and PDP fight over FIR against Army Major in Shopian

BJP and PDP fight over FIR against Army Major in Shopian The Army major, who was mentioned in the first information report in the firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, was not present at the spot of the incident, Army sources claimed on Tuesday. Mufti said she did not believe the police action would have a demoralising effect on the Army. The written version has been added to the case file and will be part of further investigation... [Full Article...]

US State Department Designates Hamas Leader as Terrorist

US State Department Designates Hamas Leader as Terrorist Another implication of Haniyeh's designation is that it shows that the USA will not support unity efforts between Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas . Imad al-Alami was "examining his personal weapon in his home" in early January when the gun accidentally went off, shooting him in the face, said Hamas , a group that has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U... [Full Article...]

Not everyone happy about Engler as potential Interim President at MSU

Not everyone happy about Engler as potential Interim President at MSU Engler will be in place as the board conducts a nationwide search to replace Lou Anna Simon, who resigned last week in the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. The split MSU board, a group of influential donors, athletics boosters and individuals with the political connections to win a party nominating convention to be on the ballot, portrayed Engler as the best available option to lead the ... [Full Article...]

African Leaders Dismiss French Report Of China "Spying" On AU HQ

African Leaders Dismiss French Report Of China Chinese ambassador to the AU Kuang Weilin on Monday described the reports as "preposterous and absurd". Chinese and African officials gathered in Addis Ababa for the bloc's annual summit both denied Le Monde's report. Rather than issuing an angry condemnation of 's reported comments in which he likened Africa to a filthy toilet, the may decide to follow the advice of its new chairman, Rwanda... [Full Article...]

Chai-Samosa in SC and Leave for HC Judge

Chai-Samosa in SC and Leave for HC Judge The committee conducted a non-judicial fact-finding inquiry, where Justice Shukla was given full opportunity to defend himself, but no examination or cross-examination of any witnesses was allowed. The CBI is now keen on seeking Dipak Misra's permission again to file a case against Shukla, sources told The Indian Express . Sources said that the apex court judges met over lunch hosted by Justi... [Full Article...]

'A lottery' - Russians criticise Olympic team selection process

'A lottery' - Russians criticise Olympic team selection process Putin said that should the Olympic movement lose its important component of uniting countries, everything will lose its meaning. However, the IOC has invited 169 Russians to compete under a neutral flag, using the name "Olympic Athletes from Russia", provided they meet certain guidelines on doping. [Full Article...]

US Drops Bid to Retry Senator Menendez on Corruption

US Drops Bid to Retry Senator Menendez on Corruption Menendez, 64, was charged with trading his political influence for gifts and campaign donations from wealthy Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, 63. The Justice Department said it abandoned the case after U.S. The retreat on the Menendez case marks a setback for public integrity prosecutors at the Justice Department, as legal experts have questioned whether their authority to pursue such cases ... [Full Article...]

Facebook News Feed update focuses on local news

Facebook News Feed update focuses on local news People consistently tell us they want to see more local news on Facebook. Earlier this month, he announced a drastic overhaul of the social network's vaunted news feed. There are no constraints on which publishers are eligible, which means large local publishers will benefit, as well as publishers that focus on niche topics like local sports, arts and human-interest stories. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump was 'furious' after Stormy Daniels reports

Melania Trump was 'furious' after Stormy Daniels reports That reporting came primarily from the Wall Street Journal and InTouch , which on January 19 published an old interview with Daniels, conducted in 2011, in which the adult film actress said she had slept with Trump , providing several colorful details about the alleged incident. [Full Article...]


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