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Victims ID'd in fatal SC Amtrak crash Victims ID'd in fatal SC Amtrak crash
- February 05, 2018

Henry McMaster. Dr. Steve Shelton, the director for emergency preparedness at Palmetto Health system, said at a news conference this morning they had received 62 patients across its three facilities. The force of the crash dislodged a seat and knocked it onto passenger Tronia Dorsey's legs, said her son, Andre Neblett, who spoke with her. "The CSX was on the track it was supposed to be on", McMaster said. (more...)
Syria rejects United States accusations of chemical weapons use
- February 05, 2018

The Syrian government denies using chemical weapons; says extremists have used chemical weapons in the past. "We do not have evidence", Mattis told reporters, as quoted by Politico on Friday, adding that it appears chlorine was used in the attacks, but "we are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use". (more...)
Winter Olympics marred by protests over joint Korean ice hockey team Winter Olympics marred by protests over joint Korean ice hockey team
- February 05, 2018

The prime minister praised Trump's first State of the Union address earlier this week that pledged to continue a US -led maximum pressure campaign on North Korea. North and South Korea will march under one flag at the Games . North Korea will also send a 550-member delegation to the games, which includes 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo players for a demonstration. (more...)
Paul Ryan deletes tweet hailing worker's $2 pay hike from tax cuts Paul Ryan deletes tweet hailing worker's $2 pay hike from tax cuts
- February 05, 2018

Ryan tweeted a link to an Associated Press report detailing how the tax bill, passed in December, is starting to deliver bigger paychecks to workers. She said she was "really surprised" that Ryan highlighted her comment. Democrats were quick to mock Ryan's tweet. Signed into law last December, the tax bill has been repeatedly touted by Republican lawmakers and President Trump as crucial legislation meant to help USA workers. (more...)
Soldiers Killed After Avalanche Hits Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara Soldiers Killed After Avalanche Hits Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara
- February 04, 2018

Sources said the post of 21 Rajput Regiment was struck by the avalanche around 4.30 pm, in Sonapindi Gali area, one of the infiltration-prone pockets along the Line of Control (LoC). One soldier reportedly died on the spot, and two others succumbed to their injuries while being transported to the base hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment near Srinagar . (more...)
Russian plane shot down in Syria Russian plane shot down in Syria
- February 04, 2018

Jaish al-Nasr, a faction in the Free Syrian Army, released footage of the Su-25 getting shot down, and more video has appeared of the wreckage. A ministry statement said the pilot ejected from the aircraft but was killed while resisting capture by rebels fighting against the Syrian government. (more...)
Rihanna Helps Raise $2.3 Billion for Global Education Rihanna Helps Raise $2.3 Billion for Global Education
- February 04, 2018

The conference centre in Dakar erupted with cheers and whistles as the Umbrella hit-maker was announced, with Macron and the singer from Barbados posing arm in arm with Senegalese President Macky Sall . "We're hoping that the conference marks the moment that momentum shifts globally on education and education financing", said GPE chair Julia Gillard . (more...)
Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds from PYD/PKK attack Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds from PYD/PKK attack
- February 04, 2018

A previous statement said one serviceman was killed and another wounded in that attack. Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 15 terrorist targets and neutralized 74 terrorists in overnight airstrikes. (more...)
Porn star Stormy Daniels casts fresh mystery over Donald Trump claims Porn star Stormy Daniels casts fresh mystery over Donald Trump claims
- February 04, 2018

He also pointed out it didn't quite match past signatures on her headshots. He then pulled out some of her previous signatures, and showed the audience a comparison. When asked where she thought the statement actually came from, the actress said it came from the internet before joking about how the internet also claims she works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is actually a man. (more...)
What do The Cabinet Files mean for Australia's allies? What do The Cabinet Files mean for Australia's allies?
- February 03, 2018

The ABC defended the publication, insisting it was in the national interest, though former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Twitter on Thursday that he had launched legal action against the national broadcaster. "I would probably bring the AFP in to do a major investigation", Mr Moran said. Hours earlier, ASIO had provided document safes to the ABC offices to safeguard the files while lawyers negotiated over what to do with the papers that include Cabinet secrets spanning ... (more...)
Hasbro introduces new version of Monopoly for cheaters Hasbro introduces new version of Monopoly for cheaters
- February 03, 2018

According to Insider , Hasbro , the company behind Monopoly , is readying a cheaters edition of the game for those who revel in deceit. Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president told Business Insider that they were embracing the mantra of "if you can't beat them join them", saying: "We have finally chose to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic (yet sometimes unspoken) Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights". (more...)
After Trump tariffs, Chinese solar company says it will build USA factory After Trump tariffs, Chinese solar company says it will build USA factory
- February 03, 2018

If President Trump wants to protect American economies, industries and workers, he should encourage, not limit, as much solar globally as possible. You could wind up with a reduction in growth of Trans-Pacific trade and slowdown in economic growth on both sides of the pacific. (more...)
State Of The Union, Under Trump: 'Our New American Moment' State Of The Union, Under Trump: 'Our New American Moment'
- February 02, 2018

Trump also drew 42 percent approval from Republicans and 33 percent from independents, with only 25 percent of Democrats approving. A year after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, a billionaire real estate mogul-turned-politician Donald Trump said he has realised that presidency is not running a business and it needs governance with heart. (more...)
Woodson Google doodle honors scholar who started Black History Month Woodson Google doodle honors scholar who started Black History Month
- February 02, 2018

Afro Funk Fest - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Union Green. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has received numerous awards, most notably state tributes from Oklahoma (Citation of Recognition, 2016) and Michigan (Special Tribute Proclamation, 2013). (more...)
Rare Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st Rare Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st
- February 02, 2018

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No case for impeaching CJI, say ex-SC judges No case for impeaching CJI, say ex-SC judges
- February 01, 2018

The campaign for Judicial Accountability through advocate Prashant Bhushan filed a PIL in the Apex Court for a probe by a special investigation team into allegations of corruption against judges of higher judiciary. Sources told The Indian Express that on September 6, 2017, a senior CBI official had approached CJI Misra, along with the evidence that the agency had, to seek his permission to file an FIR against Justice Shukla. (more...)
Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks
- February 01, 2018

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued detention warrants for the 11 members of the council early on January 30. "We pray that you and the Turkish armed forces will achieve success and that Operation Olive Branch will, as its title promises, bring peace to this area". (more...)
Canadian landscaper faces 5 murder counts after bodies found in planters Canadian landscaper faces 5 murder counts after bodies found in planters
- February 01, 2018

Police believe he has killed even more than that, NPR said. "We have contacted owners of these properties and have conducted searches at the majority of them". One address was where McArthur kept his landscaping tools. There are also plans to excavate a further two sites. January 17, 2018 - Police uncover evidence suggesting McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen's deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people. (more...)
Here's How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Here's How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 01, 2018

Leslie Jones is taking her love for the Olympics straight to South Korea . Liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in sees the games as an opportunity to resume meaningful contact with North Korea following an extended period of tension and a diplomatic stalemate over its nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
United Nations envoy upbeat about outcome of Syria talks in Sochi United Nations envoy upbeat about outcome of Syria talks in Sochi
- February 01, 2018

A statement released after the talks laid out 12 principles. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress was held in Sochi on Tuesday. The main opposition bloc - the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) - accused Assad and Russia , Syria's principal ally, of continuing to use military might and showing no interest in entering into honest negotiations. (more...)