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South African Father of Jazz, Hugh Masekela Goes To Rest At 78

South African Father of Jazz, Hugh Masekela Goes To Rest At 78 The President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has joined thousands of people to mourn the Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela who died yesterday at the age of 78. Mkhize called on the current generation of musicians and others in the entertainment industry to be part of the broader struggle to overcome poverty, inequality and joblessness, especially among the poor and rural youth. [Full Article...]

CBS Orders "Murphy Brown" Revival Starring Candice Bergen

CBS Orders Warner Bros. Television will once again produce the reboot with original creator Diane English as writer/executive producer. It joins revivals of numerous other vintage shows - including Roseanne , Will & Grace, Twin Peaks and The X-Files - to get the green light in recent years from executives eager to foist attention-grabbing names in front of an increasingly distracted audience. [Full Article...]

Sen. Ron Johnson puts the Federal Bureau of Investigation on notice: Congress will 'start investigating'

Sen. Ron Johnson puts the Federal Bureau of Investigation on notice: Congress will 'start investigating' Republicans in Congress are asking why hundreds of messages are missing between FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page , who exchanged thousands of texts, frequently discussing the Clinton investigation, as well as their dislike of Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Burma prepares camps but no sign of Rohingya refugees returning from Bangladesh

Burma prepares camps but no sign of Rohingya refugees returning from Bangladesh The repatriation deal covers a total of 750,000 refugees who have fled since October 2016, but does not include the estimated 200,000 Rohingya who were living in Bangladesh prior to that, driven out by previous rounds of communal violence and military operations. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation rejects U.S. accusations it is behind Syria chemical attacks

Russian Federation rejects U.S. accusations it is behind Syria chemical attacks The conference also aims to produce a response to Russia's use of its veto against two resolutions on the matter in the UN Security Council. The call came less than 24 hours after Tillerson accused Russian Federation of being responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria - a charge that draw a furious response from Moscow. [Full Article...]

BIAS ALERT: FBI Agents 'PRESSURED' to END Hillary Probe After Trump Nomination

BIAS ALERT: FBI Agents 'PRESSURED' to END Hillary Probe After Trump Nomination The Department of Justice (DOJ) made the disclosure in a letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last Friday. But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, was incomplete because the, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications. [Full Article...]

How Will A Government Shutdown Affect Public Lands?

How Will A Government Shutdown Affect Public Lands? In the event of risky conditions, all park roads and developed areas will close. A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. The Sierra Club, a public lands conservation and environmental group, said that the move prevents embarrassing headlines but endangers the parks themselves. [Full Article...]

Multiple injured after train crash at Sydney's Richmond station

Multiple injured after train crash at Sydney's Richmond station The train smashed into the end of the line at Richmond Station on Monday morning, crushing the bumper and causing part of the train to lift on impact. One witness, Brett, was waiting on the platform when the incident occurred. "It's everything from walking patients with minor injuries to patients that will require hospital transport", said Chris Bray, Ambulance NSW spokesman, adding that... [Full Article...]

One person in hospital after shooting at Texas high school

One person in hospital after shooting at Texas high school The girl was air lifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. They said in regards to 8:30 a.m. that they would discharge more subtle elements soon. . No injuries have been confirmed in the shooting. Then previous year, she said the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at a girl. [Full Article...]

White House Slams Lindsey Graham for Siding with Illegal Immigrants During Shutdown

White House Slams Lindsey Graham for Siding with Illegal Immigrants During Shutdown Graham also tweeted that Trump and his chief of staff have been reasonable on immigration but others in the White House have not. "As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we are going nowhere". Miller "drives them insane, because he knows the immigration issue inside out, he effectively articulates what normal Americans believe, he sees right through all of thei... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map House representatives". On Monday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a ruling that the Republican-controlled state legislature illegally gerrymandered congressional districts - and furthermore, that the maps must be redrawn in time for the midterm elections . [Full Article...]

'Trump Holds, Schumer Folds': Pundits React to Deal to End Gov't Shutdown

'Trump Holds, Schumer Folds': Pundits React to Deal to End Gov't Shutdown Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday , as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. [Full Article...]

Sisters say they searched for missing brother, presumed murdered, for months

Sisters say they searched for missing brother, presumed murdered, for months One of these men, 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman, went "uncharacteristically" missing on June 26, 2017 and a second, 44-year-old Selim Esen, went missing last April. To finally hear that police have arrested someone in connection with their deaths is sad, he said, but brings a sense of relief. "We aren't able at this time to identify those victims". [Full Article...]

Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation Agencies

Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation Agencies Yanghee Lee (second left), the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, visits a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. The petition, which has still to be finalized, demanded the Myanmar government publicly announce it is giving Rohingya long-denied citizenship and inclusion on a list of the country's recognized ethnic groups. [Full Article...]

Taliban kill 14 foreigners in attack on luxury Kabul hotel

Taliban kill 14 foreigners in attack on luxury Kabul hotel Even after officials said the attack was over, sporadic gunshots and explosions could be heard from the site. Afghan special forces were lowered by helicopters on to the roof of the hotel during the night, an interior ministry spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area

Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area A delay of a couple hours, which could be caused by just one degree or two in the temperature, would could lower snow projections by an inch or two every hour. Extremely high wind gusts, up to 65 miles per hour, are expected. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility with local whiteout conditions at times. [Full Article...]

Hawaii Senators Call for Accountability After False Missile Threat

Hawaii Senators Call for Accountability After False Missile Threat Saturday after confirming there was no threat. McMillan said Ige departed the hearing early because he had "various things to do". "He has other duties to attend to today". For news publishers, alerts are a major competitive battleground, presenting an opportunity to be first to break news, but Reuters did not publish the Hawaii alert, after realizing it was sent in error by an employee. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul's Neighbor to Plead Guilty in Violent Tackling over 'Property Dispute'

Rand Paul's Neighbor to Plead Guilty in Violent Tackling over 'Property Dispute' The charges carry a maximum fine of $250,000, and could land Boucher in jail for up to 10 years. The lawns in the gated community of River Green in Bowling Green are "picture flawless", Mr. The lawyer for Rand Paul did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Paul said, according to The Hill. "Just as we are committed to protecting the American people, the Federal Bureau of Investigat... [Full Article...]

Bellandur Lake fire doused, cooling operations underway

Bellandur Lake fire doused, cooling operations underway Over 5,000 Army personnel were pressed into action on Friday to contain the fire that broke out in Bellandur lake and started spreading into the Iblur firing range of the army. The fire in the lake shows the apathy of the civil administration even though there was a strict orders to cleanse the lake by the National Green Tribunal . [Full Article...]

Carl Higbie Said Black People Have 'Lax Morals,' PTSD Is A 'Joke'

Carl Higbie Said Black People Have 'Lax Morals,' PTSD Is A 'Joke' Last year, he was awarded for his work with an appointment to lead communications for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which manages federal volunteer programs such as AmeriCorps. They're just bad people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is okay, which I don't like it all... "I picked and prodded at every single guest I had in order to try to ... [Full Article...]


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