The women who marched in 2018

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us One year into President Trump’s administration, another Women’s March. Here are scenes from the New York City event. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Paul Ryan Declines To Say If He'll Run For Another Term In Congress

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday he wasn’t planning on leaving Congress any time soon, but he also didn’t disclose whether he will serve another term in the House of Representatives. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support… Read More

Gleeful Kate McKinnon Unleashes Her Inner Robert Mueller On 'SNL'

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us “Saturday Night Live” chameleon Kate McKinnon pulled off yet another dead-on impression of a Washington personality, this time conjuring up a barely-contained, gleeful Robert Mueller. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

This Is What The Future Of Legal Weed Looks Like

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us The green revolution is here ― and it’s mostly black, brown and female. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Suspect arrested in slayings of SE Indiana man, daughter

AURORA, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say a suspect has been arrested in the slayings of an elderly southeastern Indiana man and his daughter. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL’-ihs) says the suspect was arrested Saturday in Kentucky on unrelated charges. The suspect’s name hasn’t been released. Officers discovered the bodies of 78-year-old Walter Bryant Jr. and… Read More

Volunteers work to keep ski trails open

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With a balanced mix of fresh ingredients, an experienced chef can surprise the palate and leave food lovers craving more. Similarly, a seamstress with the right tools can add the most delicate of embroideries to the hem of an otherwise basic black dress. For the avid cross-country skiers who spend hours… Read More

Push for legislation closing private school abuse loophole

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers and a law enforcer from Buffalo are pushing for changes in the laws relating to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at one of the city’s most prestigious high schools. Senate Democrats joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn in Albany… Read More

How severe of a threat does Donald Trump pose?

According to many of its critics, the Trump administration represents the greatest challenge to American liberal democracy in decades. Trump regularly bemoans the independence of the Department of Justice, demonizes the press for running critical or unflattering stories, and speaks admiringly of… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the stage for malfeasance at the NFC… Read More

Second suspect arrested in shooting at Topeka hotel

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in a shooting at a Topeka hotel that left a 31-year-old man dead. Police say 19-year-old Vincent Gonzalez-Rook was taken into custody Monday morning after a pursuit in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. No charges are listed for him in online court records,… Read More

Cardinals hire Panthers D-coordinator Wilks as head coach

PHOENIX (AP) — Steve Wilks is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Monday that the 48-year-old Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. Wilks spent one season as coordinator in Carolina, his 12th year as an NFL assistant. Wilks spent… Read More

Sheriff: Man shot by deputies in Lockwood expected to live

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana sheriff says a man shot by his deputies is expected to survive. The Billings Gazette reports Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputies shot the man at a residence in a Lockwood trailer park on Sunday. According to a statement by Sheriff Mike Linder, two deputies encountered the man as they were… Read More

‘Horror house’ parents’ kinky sexcapades revealed – New York Post

New York Post‘Horror house’ parents’ kinky sexcapades revealedNew York PostCalifornia parents-from-hell David and Louise Turpin had their older children babysit their younger ones while they embarked on kinky sexcapades, Louise’s sister revealed Monday. The couple’s sexual hijinks included Louise having seedy romps in a hotel …Couple Accused in Calif. House of Horrors Case Married When… Read More

Police: Pregnant woman in crash gives birth, dies

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a pregnant woman was killed when she was driving to the hospital to give birth and lost control of her vehicle. The Kennebec Journal reports the crash happened Monday morning on Route 2 in Skowhegan. Authorities say the 27-year-old woman was travelling from Canaan to a local… Read More

BREAKING: 5 missing after oil and gas well explosion near Quinton –

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Landlord’s appeal in fatal blaze cites faulty fire codes

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A landlord sentenced to jail time following a fire that killed six people in Maine has filed an appeal that cites a vague fire safety code as a factor in the blaze. Gregory Nisbet was handed a short jail sentence for code violations stemming from the 2014 apartment fire, which was… Read More

Indiana Senate panel backs redistricting ‘baby step’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate panel advanced a bill Monday that would set criteria for redrawing electoral districts. But the measure approved on an 8-0 vote falls far short of a comprehensive redistricting overhaul that good government groups have sought for years. Senate Elections Committee Chairman Greg Walker acknowledged his bill was a “baby… Read More

Meals on Wheels competition brings the cheddar

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Keep calm and get your mac and cheese on. Local cooks did just that at the Bennington Farmers’ Market’s second annual macaroni and cheese competition. The event was held on Saturday at the First Baptist Church on Main Street and helped raise $600 for Bennington County’s Meals on Wheels, exceeding the… Read More

North Carolina investigators look into body in burning car

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Investigators in North Carolina are looking into the discovery of a body inside a burning car. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that its communications center received a call on Sunday about a vehicle fire in Lincolnton. The sheriff’s office said in a news release that after… Read More

Authorities: Dozing driver rear-ends state trooper’s cruiser

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who fell asleep at the wheel rear-ended a state police cruiser at a highway construction site, slightly injuring a trooper who was sitting in the cruiser. The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Monday on routes 9 and 35 in South Amboy. Authorities say the trooper had… Read More

Hawaii Gov. David Ige to give state of the state address

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige is preparing to give his annual state of the state address. Monday’s speech comes as the islands continue to grapple with the shock of a missile alert mistakenly sent to residents and visitors a week ago and longer-term issues like homelessness and a housing shortage. On Friday, the… Read More

5 prison employees placed on leave after escape

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have placed five prison employees on paid leave in connection with the escape of an inmate who spent 10 days on the lam before being caught in Georgia. The Department of Correction announced Monday that four correction officers and one maintenance officer were placed on administrative leave as a… Read More

Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop

Newly opened Seattle store offers a speedy experience while fueling fears for retail jobs All around me in this Seattle corner shop, people are grabbing items off the shelves, shoving them into bags or pockets, and bolting for the door. It would feel like well-mannered looting if not for the hi-tech gates where shoppers have… Read More

‘Public transport is cool’: new Adidas trainers double as Berlin transit passes

Hundreds queued for today’s release – with the €180 shoes doubling as €700+ transport tickets, it wasn’t just the usual sneakerheads Outside Overkill, a hip shoe store in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, breakfast is being served: Mettbrötchen, minced raw pork on a bread roll. “This isn’t a hipster breakfast,” explains Julian Kalitta of Overkill. “It is… Read More

Fans pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan in Limerick

Thousands gather at St Joseph’s Church to pay their respects to Irish pop star and Cranberries lead singer Thousands have gathered in Limerick to remember the life of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who died last week in London. Fans young and old, many clutching white roses and daffodils, streamed into St Joseph’s church in… Read More

Russia is biggest threat since cold war, says head of British army

Gen Sir Nick Carter gives stark warning of ‘complex and capable security challenge’ for Nato The chief of the general staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter, has described Russia as the biggest state-based threat to the UK since the cold war and warned hostilities could begin a lot sooner than the UK expects. Carter’s speech on… Read More

Pence Calls Report on Trump Affair ‘Baseless’

Vice President Mike Pence says reports that an adult film star had an alleged affair with President Donald Trump are “baseless allegations.” Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

Shutdowns Are Costly as Fees Go Uncollected, Enforcement Pauses

Government services briefly ground to a halt and federal workers were sent home, but don’t expect taxpayers to save any money from the government shutdown that was on its way to resolution after three days. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

Trump to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019, Pence Says

President Donald Trump will act on his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by transferring the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv in 2019, Vice President Mike Pence told the Israeli parliament. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

It’s Jail or the Presidency for Brazil’s Lula

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no longer quite the political dynamo he once was. At 72, he’s a touch grayer, a touch weaker — after a bout with cancer and the loss of his wife — and a touch less popular than he was when he swept to a landslide victory back in 2002.… Read More

Turkish Onslaught in Syria Gives Putin New Victory Headache

It’s only been a month since Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Syria to declare victory in the civil war he helped turn around. Winning the peace — or even preserving it — already looks like a huge challenge. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

Visitors to most national parks and monuments such as Joshua Tree and Mount Rushmore can’t use the full-service restrooms and visitor centers, but the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon will open as usual Monday. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

GOP Rep. Mimi Walters Says DACA Isn’t Amnesty

Rep. Mimi Walters, a Republican from California, discusses the U.S. government shutdown and immigration on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

USA Gymnastics board members resign amid abuse scandal

The announcement comes amid the sentencing hearing for Nassar, the former team doctor, who’s accused of sexual abuse by over 100 girls and women Full Story Here CBS News- Latest January 22, 2018 12:35 pm Support Us

Kabul hotel attack: 19 dead, including 14 foreigners, in overnight Taliban siege

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us At least 19 people were killed during a 13 hour siege after Taliban gunmen in army uniforms stormed a luxury Kabul hotel popular with Afghan officials and foreigners. Eyewitnesses described how the gunmen deliberately targeted foreigners as they rampaged through the six-floor Intercontinental… Read More

Saudi Arabia calls for extending non-OPEC cooperation

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. This is the first time OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia explicitly calls for extending a 2016… Read More

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm… Read More

Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us “Can I pray for you?” a woman asked after I shared my abortion story at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit last year. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a… Read More

Mother of Hammond boy, 13, killed by falling bullet hopes bill will save lives

Shannon Burczyk tried to sneak peeks as nurses checked her 13-year-old son’s pupils last summer at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. “I would look and see because I wanted to see his eyes,” Burczyk said. “Because as a mother, you take for granted looking into your child’s eyes.” Noah Inman,… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

Five questions facing the White Sox with spring training approaching

White Sox players and management will gather in Chicago this weekend for SoxFest and will face plenty of questions about the 2018 season and beyond. Here’s a look at some issues facing the Sox with spring training less than a month away: 1. Center field Adam Engel can track down a ball with the… Full… Read More

Mike Pence in Jerusalem defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump on his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president’s “heart” is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants’ “race or creed.” Pence, in an interview… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January 22, 2018… Read More

USA Gymnastics top leadership resigns amid sexual abuse scandal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA Gymnastics top leadership resigns amid sexual abuse scandalUSA TODAYThe top leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors resigned Monday following days of withering public criticism by women who accused Larry Nassar of sexually abusing them and the federation of being indifferent and slow to make changes that will …Women Confront Larry Nassar in… Read More

Here’s How Widespread the Flu Is This Year

This year’s flu season has been unusually active and influenza is still spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity has increased throughout the United States as of the second week of January, the CDC said Friday. Ten influenza-related deaths in children were reported through the week ending on Jan.… Read More

Resident captures town’s rich history in drawings

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — While the town’s nine-month-long celebration of its 250th anniversary includes plenty of festivities, amateur artist and local history buff Gerald Coulter hopes his contribution will help residents better understand the town they’re celebrating. Coulter, a retired English literature professor originally from Ohio, said he became fascinated with East Windsor history… Read More

Homeless being told to leave big California encampment

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Authorities are taking steps to shut down a 2-mile-long homeless encampment along a riverbed trail in Southern California. Orange County sheriff’s deputies on Monday began going tent to tent along the Santa Ana River telling people the area will be closed and they need to move. Undersheriff Joe Barnes says authorities hope… Read More

Border Patrol arrests volunteer with humanitarian group

PHOENIX (AP) — A volunteer for group that offers aid to immigrants crossing the desert has been arrested in southern Arizona. The arrest of Scott Daniel Warren on a federal harboring charge came several hours after the group No More Deaths released videos last week showing some Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left… Read More

Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he’s becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding fight to push… Read More

APNewsBreak:’Suspended’ think tank pays Iowa candidate $185K

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican governor candidate Ron Corbett is receiving $185,000 in compensation from a conservative think tank that doesn’t disclose its donors and that, according to its treasurer, has “basically suspended” operations. The organization, Engage Iowa, stopped holding public events, raising money or issuing research papers last June when Corbett launched… Read More

2 shot, 1 dead in Montgomery double shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two men have been shot in a car in Alabama’s capital city and one of them has died. Alabama news outlets report that the men were found early Monday after the car they were in ran off a Montgomery road and into a sign. Twenty-two-year-old Terrence Mahone, a passenger, was found… Read More

Wichita police officer charged over basketball incident

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita police captain has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing a teenage referee during a youth basketball game. The Wichita Eagle reports that the misdemeanor charges identify the captain as Kevin Mears. Augusta City Prosecutor Benjamin Winters said in a statement Monday that the… Read More

Campus safety officer pleads guilty to Oregon murder

BEND, Ore. — A man accused of killing a woman during his shift as a campus safety officer at Central Oregon Community College has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder. Edward Lara entered the plea Monday morning in Bend. It was immediately followed by a sentencing hearing that was expected to conclude in the afternoon. Authorities… Read More

Yale fraternities delay rush events amid push to allow women

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Several fraternity chapters at Yale University have postponed recruiting events amid a push by student activists to make the social organizations open to both men and women. North-American Interfraternity Conference spokeswoman Heather Matthews Kirk said Monday that chapters put off the rush events this weekend when students ineligible for membership… Read More

Women’s marches mark Trump’s first anniversary – in pictures

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, women across America marched against his presidency Thousands return for Women’s March with spirits undauntedContinue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP Stories January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

Exclusive: Guardian investigation points to culture of impunity as UN employees allege offences including rape Have you been similarly affected? Share your story here The United Nations has allowed sexual harassment and assault to flourish in its offices around the world, with accusers ignored and perpetrators free to act with impunity, the Guardian has been… Read More

The mystery of the Sphinx’s nose is already settled | Brief letters

Asterix | Regional accents | Boris’s bridge | Picture lending schemes | Trump’s wall | Plastic packaging The question of the Sphinx’s nose was conclusively settled in that peerless work Asterix and Cleopatra, where the nose falls victim to Obelix’s climbing skills (10 things from history everyone gets wrong, 18 January).Eliza WheatonDidcot, Oxfordshire • You’re welcome… Read More

Germany’s SPD gives cautious green light to Merkel coalition talks

Martin Schulz’s speech greeted with sarcastic applause and ovations for party leader’s critics Germany has inched a step closer to forming a new government after the centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) gave its lukewarm endorsement for a renewed Angela Merkel-led “grand coalition”. At a special SPD congress in Bonn that welcomed a speech by the… Read More

Step up the search for a ‘universal’ flu vaccine | Opinion

Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations… Full Story Here LA Times January… Read More

Rep. Hensarling Says Schumer Responsible for Shutdown

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a Republican from Texas, discusses the Senate voting on a funding plan amid the government shutdown. He speaks with Kevin Cirilli on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Congressional Boundaries

Harrisburg, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the boundaries of the state’s 18 congressional districts, saying they violate the state constitution and granting a major victory to a group of Democratic voters who argued the districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018… Read More

Senate Moves to End U.S. Shutdown, Sets Up Immigration Fight

The Senate moved to end the U.S. government shutdown after three days by advancing a temporary spending bill and agreeing to consider a politically charged immigration proposal that promises another intense partisan fight within weeks. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Erdogan Lashes Out at U.S. as Turkey Presses Syria Offensive

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stepped up his war of words with Washington as Turkish tanks, reinforced by an aerial bombardment, pressed their offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters armed by the U.S. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

USA Gymnastics resignations over sex abuse

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors resigns in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Full Story Here BBC News- World January 22, 2018 12:21 pm Support Us

Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To Terrorists

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us Pope Francis compared gossiping nuns to terrorists during his latest South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us

Venezuela condemns EU sanctions against seven officials

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us President Nicolas Maduro’s government condemned European Union sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials Monday, accusing the bloc of subservience to the “supremacist and racist” US government. “The European Union once again offers irrefutable proof of its remarkable subordination to the supremacist and racist government… Read More

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara’s allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation… Read More

Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom. Ricky Vinyard, a tree feller from Rio Vista… Read More

Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn

Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable. Full Story Here Yahoo News January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us

Best signs from the 2018 Women’s March

This weekend, more than a million people across the country took to the streets to protest in the second annual Women’s March. The first march in January 2017 protested President Donald Trump’s inauguration. This year’s march, held on the anniversary of Trump’s oath of office, focused on disapproval of his… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January 22, 2018… Read More

ADM-Bunge deal would create Cargill-sized agribusiness giant

The world of agricultural-commodity trading could be upended with the merger of two of its biggest names. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. has sought deal talks with Bunge Ltd., a person briefed on the matter said at the weekend. That’s less than a year after Glencore approached Bunge about a deal. -… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January… Read More

White Sox invite 22 players to spring training

The White Sox extended spring training invitations to 22 non-roster players Monday. Sixteen of the players were already signed with the organization but not on the 40-man roster, while six free agents agreed to terms on minor-league contracts Monday: right-handed pitchers Rob Scahill, Chris Volstad… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January 22, 2018 12:05 pm… Read More

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing.

If you’re an Uber rider, you’re definitely familiar with their practice of surge pricing. That’s when you need a cab on a rainy Friday during rush hour and Uber quotes you twice what you normally pay for the ride. It’s completely legal and-I have to admit-kind of genius. So much so that other businesses-from… Full… Read More

Facebook Slowly Realizing It Might Be Ruining Democracy – Gizmodo

GizmodoFacebook Slowly Realizing It Might Be Ruining DemocracyGizmodoIf you were even semi-conscious during the last two years, you’ll know that social media can wreak havoc on a functioning democracy. Facebook is finally admitting that it’s part of the problem. Facebook also wants you to believe in an imaginary future …Facebook admits social media is bad… Read More

These Are the 16 Democrats Who Opposed Ending the Shutdown

Senate Democrats joined Republicans to vote 81-18 to end a government shutdown, based on a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up immigration in the coming weeks. But not everyone was on board with the plan. Sixteen senators who caucus with the Democrats and two Republicans voted against the plan to end… Read More

Turkey plans Syria ‘safe zone’ as shelling of Kurdish area resumes

Intense fighting has resumed on third day of operation to create ‘safe zone’ across the border Turkey has resumed shelling a Kurdish enclave inside Syria on the third day of a military campaign that the government says aims to create a “safe zone” across the border. The fighting is ongoing in villages and towns around… Read More

Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising children from polio in Pakistan

Prime minister condemns attack by gunmen in south-western city of Quetta, where two policemen also died in separate incident Gunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were immunising children against polio in Pakistan’s south-western city of Quetta. The attack took place as hundreds of polio teams, many of them volunteers, were… Read More

Rohingya Muslims’ repatriation to Myanmar postponed

Delay comes amid fears that members of abused minority will be coerced into leaving Bangladesh The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar from Bangladesh has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return against their will, a Bangladeshi official has said. “The main thing is that… Read More

Senate Vote Clears Way to Reopen Government

Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur reports on the U.S. government shutdown on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:05 pm Support Us

Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Sworn In as Liberian President

Former soccer star George Weah took office as the new president of Liberia with pledges to fight corruption and revive the economy of the small West African nation that was hit by the worst-ever Ebola crisis only a decade after ending a protracted civil war. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:05 pm… Read More

Ex-Amb. Emerson Says Coalition Talks Are a Crucial Step

John Emerson, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, discusses the dynamics of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) vote for coalition talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin and Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 12:05 pm Support Us

The businessman exiled for being Jewish

As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader. Full Story Here BBC News- World January 22, 2018 12:05 pm Support Us

WATCH: Patriots, Eagles heading to the Super Bowl

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will compete for their second-straight Super Bowl win while the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to win their first title in franchise history. Full Story Here ABC News- Top Stories January 22, 2018 12:05 pm Support Us

Off-duty officer’s car stolen in Bellwood, crashed in Oak Park: police

An off-duty police officer’s car was stolen in Bellwood on Monday morning and, after being pursued by police, later crashed into a car in Oak Park, police said. According to Bellwood Acting Police Chief Jiminez Allen, between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Monday, at a Bellwood restaurant at the intersection… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January… Read More

Will millennials kill Costco and Sam’s Club?

There’s a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer’s house and a Sam’s Club to the other. But when the 28-year-old needs 12-packs of paper towels, or 36 rolls of toilet paper, she heads online instead. Once a month she uses her smartphone to place a bulk order on, a website founded five… Full… Read More

Oak Park trustees approve stronger regulations for massage parlors

After a prostitution bust led to the closure of three Oak Park massage parlors last year, village trustees approved a tougher ordinance to regulate such businesses. The changes come after a joint investigation between Oak Park police and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in August 2017 led to prostitution… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January… Read More

Red Stars’ Julie Ertz geeks out over husband Zach’s Super Bowl news

Red Stars defender Julie Ertz had quite an eventful Sunday. First she scored a goal in the U.S. women’s national team’s 5-1 win over Denmark in a friendly in San Diego. And then cameras caught her as she became overwhelmed with emotion once she learned that her husband, Zach, and his Eagles team… Full Story… Read More

Elvis jukebox musical ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ coming to Chicago in June

Attention broken-hearted lovers of Elvis! A new live show, co-produced by Authentic Brands Group and Elvis Presley Enterprises and penned by one of the creators of “Million Dollar Quartet,” is coming to Chicago. “Heartbreak Hotel” will bow at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., on June… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January 22, 2018… Read More

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrestedChicago TribuneLaw enforcement personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office park outside a high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school on Jan. 22, 2018. (Jennifer Lindgren / AP). Associated Press. A 15-year-old student in Texas …AP Exclusive: 6 new rules… Read More

The Shutdown Ended Because Democrats Lost Their Spine

In a stunning show of blind trust, Senate Democrats believed Mitch McConnell’s promise that they could work on an immigration overhaul in the coming weeks if they gave him the votes needed to end a government shutdown Monday. The midday vote ended a government shutdown that began last week when Democrats demanded action on young… Read More

Idris Elba Wants to See a Female James Bond Already

Idris Elba has long been a fan favorite to take over as 007. But in a new interview, Elba gracefully suggested that he’s not the right man for the James Bond job — because it might be time for a woman to step into the beloved role. “I would be interested in having a Bond… Read More

Trump’s ‘global gag rule’: how women are fighting back – video

One year after Donald Trump reinstated a ban on US aid funding for overseas organisations that provide abortion services, opposition is mounting. Rallying under the banner She Decides, women around the world have united to bridge the funding gap created by the US president’s expanded version of the ‘global gag rule’, which has already forced… Read More

ANC could ask Jacob Zuma to quit within fortnight

Supporters of new ANC leader want president sidelined so party can prepare for 2019 elections Jacob Zuma is likely to face a demand from South Africa’s ruling party to step down as the country’s president within two weeks, officials have said. The premature departure of Zuma, whose second five-year term is due to expire next… Read More

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s risky gamble could quickly turn sour | Simon Tisdall

Turkish president defies Russia, the US and Bashar al-Assad with assault on Kurds in Syria Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Kurdish vendetta has taken a dramatic new twist with the cross-border ground assault on the Afrin enclave in north-west Syria. Defying Russia, the US, and Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Turkey’s headstrong president is betting on a decisive victory… Read More

Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report

Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is what democracy looks like’ and ‘Donald Trump has got to go’ many attendees wore pink ‘pussy’… Read More

The L.A. Women’s March: Exciting, empowering … and polarizing?

To the editor: The Los Angeles Women’s March on Saturday was exhausting but exciting, fun and funny. (“At Women’s Marches nationwide, setting sights on the ballot box and hailing #MeToo,” Jan. 20) I had fun reading the protest signs, congratulating those who made and carried them. The signs were… Full Story Here LA Times January… Read More

Summers Says Biggest News in Global Economy Is Not President Trump

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses why good economic news can not be fully attributed to President Trump. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 11:51 am Support Us

Saudi Graft Settlements May Top $100 Billion as Ritz Empties

Saudi Arabia is winding down a controversial anti-corruption drive that led to dozens of princes and billionaires being detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics January 22, 2018 11:51 am Support Us

CIA director says China is “a threat” to U.S. economy

In his first in-depth network interview after a year in office, CIA Director Mike Pompeo tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell his agency is tracking China’s capacity to grow their military and advance their technology. He also addresses concerns that China is secretly helping North Korea and violating sanctions. Full Story Here CBS News-… Read More

WATCH: Senate reaches deal to end shutdown

“In a few hours, the government will reopen. We have a lot to do,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said. Full Story Here ABC News- Top Stories January 22, 2018 11:51 am Support Us

Man and 2 dogs killed in Elgin mobile home fire

A man and two dogs were killed Sunday night in an Elgin mobile home fire triggered by heat tape used to prevent pipes from freezing, fire officials said. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives, was found by firefighters searching the house in the 400 block of… Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff’s officials said. The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following the shooting in the… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune January… Read More

Man to be retried in death of mother-in-law in 1995 Naperville fire

A former Naperville resident who spent more than two decades in prison before his murder conviction was overturned is scheduled to be retried this week in the 1990s death of his mother-in-law in a fire. William Amor, 62, will be tried beginning Wednesday in a bench trial before the same judge who… Full Story Here… Read More

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested – ABC News

CBS News15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrestedABC NewsLaw enforcement personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office park outside a high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. Sheriff’s officials said a boy who is a student at the school …School shooting in… Read More

California torture house: Louise Turpin’s sister said sibling experimented with religion, sex –

NBCNews.comCalifornia torture house: Louise Turpin’s sister said sibling experimented with religion, sexNBCNews.comIt was later in their lives that the California parents accused of torturing their 13 children began experimenting with different religions and started to “sow those wild oats” with bizarre sexual exploration, according to a family member. In an …Sister of Calif. House of… Read More

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This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at Full Story Here Google News January 22, 2018 11:36 am Support Us

Failed deal over Dreamers at the heart of US government shutdown

Program to protect young undocumented migrants prompts political showdown and government closure Shutdown: anniversary of Trump inauguration marred As the clock wound toward a shutdown of the federal government on Friday night, a group of young immigrants who have found themselves at the heart of the debate gathered on the front of lawn of the… Read More

Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria

Move follows intense aerial bombardment of enclave, with Kurdish militias shelling Turkish border province in response Turkey said it had begun a ground incursion into the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin a day after intense aerial bombardment that signalled the opening of hostilities in a new phase of Ankara’s involvement in the war… Read More

US government shutdown continues into third day – video

The Senate has inched closer to ending a partisan stalemate that has shut the US federal government, after a minor concession from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. However, no agreement was reached late on Sunday to reopen the government by the beginning of the working week Continue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP Stories January… Read More

Drug violence blamed for Mexico’s record 29,168 murders in 2017

Homicide rate surpasses that from peak year of country’s drug war in 2011, official figures show Mexico recorded more than 29,000 murders in 2017, the highest annual tally in decades, government figures have shown. The country has struggled with years of violence as the state has battled drug cartels that have increasingly splintered into smaller,… Read More

Venice authorities step in after four tourists charged £1,000 for meal

Quartet of Japanese tourists ordered steaks, a plate of grilled mixed fish and water to drink and were charged €1,100 in a restaurant near St Mark’s Square The police chief and mayor of Venice have pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented with a bill of €1,100 (£970) for four steaks and… Read More