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US Supreme Court: Some special master districts stand, some stayed

US Supreme Court: Some special master districts stand, some stayed The legislature's top two Republican lawmakers, House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, met with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday, but they weren't able to reach an agreement. "Otherwise, this is allowed to continue and go on, and we simply can not allow that to happen". "We will be conducting the 2018 elections in General Assembly-drawn Congressional seats an... [Full Article...]

German coalition talks tough, Sunday finish uncertain: Angela Merkel

German coalition talks tough, Sunday finish uncertain: Angela Merkel A deal on distributing ministries was said to be one of the last major hurdles towards forming a coalition. SPD negotiator Manuela Schwesig urged all negotiating parties to all make concessions, saying it was hard to explain to ordinary Germans why they were still waiting for a new government months after the September 24 national election. [Full Article...]

This year's Super Bowl expected to be the coldest on record

This year's Super Bowl expected to be the coldest on record After years of planning and many millions in spending, there was one thing organizers of Super Bowl 52 couldn't control - a Minnesota winter. "Few and far between, so we'll take it", Mahoney added. But there was one name who stood out among the rest as No. 84 in Purple was out in full force to celebrate Randy Moss' induction into the Hall of Fame. [Full Article...]

US Regulators to Back More Oversight of Digital Currencies

US Regulators to Back More Oversight of Digital Currencies It has hinted it may look to regulate bitcoin exchanges too. "When you have an unregulated exchange, the ability to manipulate prices goes up significantly", said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. "I'm actually really surprised". The hearing comes as interest in the currencies has boomed, with many coins reaching record highs before a recent slump in the market. [Full Article...]

Boxing faces exclusion from 2020 Olympic Games

Boxing faces exclusion from 2020 Olympic Games Following a two-day executive board meeting in Pyeongchang, Bach said the International Olympic Committee had not been satisfied with a report prepared by AIBA, and that it would be opening an investigation into the body. IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday, "The IOC reserves the right to review the inclusion of boxing in the programs of the Youth Olympics 2018 and Tokyo 2020 ". [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US disappointed at Poland signing Holocaust bill

Tillerson: US disappointed at Poland signing Holocaust bill But the announcement to pursue a parallel review of the law did not stave off rebukes from key Polish allies. After Duda signed it, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the new law "adversely affects freedom of speech and academic inquiry". [Full Article...]

Province releases plans for legalized marijuana

Province releases plans for legalized marijuana Adult recreational marijuana users in British Columbia, will be able to buy cannabis from private retailers, in urban centres, and in government-run stores across the province, the B.C. Local goverments will be able to set addtional restrictions as they do now for tobacco use. But it said liquor stores were still "well positioned" to provide safe and reliable access to cannabis because the provi... [Full Article...]

House to vote on government funding as deadline approaches

House to vote on government funding as deadline approaches The House assembled a packet of legislation that includes two-year funding of the community health centers, a two-year delay of the payment cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospitals, and two-year funding extensions for Medicare programs rural hospitals in particular depend on. [Full Article...]

Rep. Walter Jones Asks Why US Still Sheds Blood for Afghan Pedophiles

Rep. Walter Jones Asks Why US Still Sheds Blood for Afghan Pedophiles Since January 20, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided the military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people. The US and India share economic and humanitarian interests in Afghanistan , a top American diplomat on Tuesday said, but maintained silence on the security aspect of the Afghan-problem, which has been a big area of concern for New Delhi. [Full Article...]

Corrected - Palestinian killed after wounding Israeli guard at West Bank settlement

Corrected - Palestinian killed after wounding Israeli guard at West Bank settlement An Israeli civilian was injured early Wednesday morning in a stabbing attack at the Karmei Tzur settlement in Gush Etzion, located north of Hebron in central West Bank. There has been a spike in Palestinian violence since President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank and along the Ga... [Full Article...]

The Falcon Heavy Just Launched Successfully. Next Stop, Mars

The Falcon Heavy Just Launched Successfully. Next Stop, Mars Cameras attached to the electric auto showed it heading deeper into space . Mr Musk has had plenty of experience with rocket accidents, from his original Falcon 1 test flights to his follow-up Falcon 9s, one of which exploded on a nearby pad during a 2016 ignition test . [Full Article...]

US House committee seen voting to release Democrats Russia memo

US House committee seen voting to release Democrats Russia memo Republican leaders and members of the House Intelligence Committee are saying the issue is squarely in the hands of Trump and the Justice Department about whether the Democratic memo should be released over any national security concerns. [Full Article...]

Cape Town gets 10bn litres of water

Cape Town gets 10bn litres of water Important variability in rainfall patterns have dried up 6 crucial dams that supply Cape Town with water. It must be emphasised that all water and sanitation revenue from the tariff increases goes toward water and sanitation services. "The highest users will face the greatest increases". Efforts by the city to supplement its water supply continue as work on various desalination plants is underwa... [Full Article...]

Why is govt. not revealing Rafale jet price, asks Rahul

Why is govt. not revealing Rafale jet price, asks Rahul Questioning statement of the defence minister in November a year ago that that 36 Rafale aircrafts were purchased on emergency basis, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala sought to know the need to buy on emergency basis in April 2015 when even after a lapse of 35 months not a single aircraft has been delivered and the Indian Air Force will not have any delivery till the end of 2019. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens federal shutdown over demand for border wall and immigration curbs

Trump threatens federal shutdown over demand for border wall and immigration curbs At midnight on January 18, 2018, Congress and the President failed to come to a consensus on a spending bill for the new fiscal year resulting in a shutdown of the federal government . "We'll do a shutdown". "I have seen the president's most ardent defenders use the now-weary argument that the president's comments were meant as a joke, just sarcasm, only tongue in cheek", he said . [Full Article...]

Last minute shot lifts No. 15 Tennessee over Kentucky, 61-59

Last minute shot lifts No. 15 Tennessee over Kentucky, 61-59 They also still have challenging road games left against Florida and Arkansas. "I don't ever like to in those situations, but this is a different team". INDIANAPOLIS - Trevon Bluiett scored 17 of his 26 points in the final 14½ minutes of regulation and overtime to help No. 5 Xavier rally to beat Butler. [Full Article...]

Rs 519 crore for MUTP III, terminus at Parel

Rs 519 crore for MUTP III, terminus at Parel Doubling and electrification of the 86.56-km Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kanyakumari railway line has got an outlay of Rs. 110 crore for next fiscal and doubling of the tracks in the State Rs. Rs 150 crore has been allocated to Jeypore-Nabarangpur railway line and Rs 95 crore for Nabarangpur-Malkangiri railway line. The only solace of the State is the nod for the third railway line from Ernakulam... [Full Article...]

HTC U11+ launched in India: Price, specs, and availability

HTC U11+ launched in India: Price, specs, and availability HTC has also added the " Edge Sense " technology, that allows you to squeeze the edges of the smartphone for to quickly launch Google Assistant or frequently used apps such as camera, Facebook or WhatsApp among others. On the imaging front, the smartphone houses a 12MP primary camera with f1.7 aperture, UltraPixel 3, OIS, and dual LED flash as well as an 8MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens w... [Full Article...]

Bristol-Myers says key trial for lung cancer drug succeeds

Bristol-Myers says key trial for lung cancer drug succeeds Bristol-Myers expects revenue for 2018 to rise in the low to mid-single digits. It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500. In fact, the majority of covering analysts remain bearish on the security. Shares in all three companies were marginally down. Cumberland Ptnrs Ltd owns 57,483 shares. Mirae Asset reported 149,119 shares. Wall Street is looking for earnings per share of $3.23 for 2018. [Full Article...]

Kenya TV ban stays in place

Kenya TV ban stays in place The shutdown was followed by arrests of legislators Tom J Kajwang and Makadara MP George Aladwa who are now out on bond and the self-styled general of outlawed National Resistance Movement Miguna Miguna who is set to be charged today. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the stations remained suspended for a third day on Friday "in spite of an interim... [Full Article...]


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