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Why Trump's Endorsement May Boost Romney Among Mormons

Why Trump's Endorsement May Boost Romney Among Mormons Such a public endorsement from the president may seem odd considering Romney called him a "phony" and a "fraud" during the 2016 election in a speech where he implored Republicans to make every effort possible from keeping Trump away from the party's nomination. [Full Article...]

OH seventh grader shoots himself in school bathroom

OH seventh grader shoots himself in school bathroom Authorities have not identified the student and his condition was not immediately known. Cruz was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and had multiple magazines of ammunition when he surrendered to officers in a nearby residential area, police said. [Full Article...]

China furious after American 'steals terracotta warrior's thumb' at museum

China furious after American 'steals terracotta warrior's thumb' at museum The museum noticed the missing thumb on January 8 - more than two weeks after the alleged incident - and reported it to police. He's been charged with theft of an artwork from a museum, concealment of the artwork and interstate transportation of stolen property. [Full Article...]

Penn State tops No. 8 Ohio State

Penn State tops No. 8 Ohio State After upsetting Ohio State three weeks ago with a 35-foot buzzer beater on the road, the Nittany Lions rode that momentum to a 79-56 win Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. The big sophomore has added his own 12.9 points and 9.4 boards this season - second in the conference in rebounds per game. Both teams are playing with a lot of confidence right now, and Penn State already knows it c... [Full Article...]

Dangerous, violent, worrying moment in Syria — UN envoy

Dangerous, violent, worrying moment in Syria — UN envoy A spokesman for the group said there had been "substantial losses" inflicted upon "paramilitary structures with ties to Russian Federation". Representatives of the United Kingdom and Sweden, however, have said that a draft resolution for the ceasefire is moving forward, Falk reports. [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desaleg resigns

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desaleg resigns The state of emergency is to be declared amidst increasing power struggle, especially between the OPDO and ANDM, to replace the outgoing Prime Minister. He remains in office until parliament and the EPRDF coalition accept his resignation. In a statement posted on its website, the US embassy said the decision to impose martial law in Ethiopia on Friday reverses positive steps taken to create a ... [Full Article...]

Chief Of Staff Kelly Wants New White House Security Clearance Rules

Chief Of Staff Kelly Wants New White House Security Clearance Rules In the memo , Kelly says "recent events have exposed some remaining shortcomings" in the security clearance request process. That group will include Kelly, counsel to the President Don McGahn , National Security Advisor H.R. Kelly reportedly worked with White House Counsel Donald McGahn to formulate the changes. In November, one official said, one of Porter's ex-girlfriends called McGahn to de... [Full Article...]

Nainital: Woman pretends to be man, marries 2 women for dowry

Nainital: Woman pretends to be man, marries 2 women for dowry In 2016, Sen married a 20-year-old woman from Nainital district's Kaladhungi area and moved to Hardwar with her, police said. According to BBC , Sen was arrested on Wednesday in the northern state of Uttarakhand for demanding dowry - a practice that is illegal in India since 1961. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation

Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation In response, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the U.S. with an "Ottoman slap" - a historical reference to a supposedly deadly blow. Ties were damaged after the failed coup of 2016 with Turkey stung by a perceived lack of USA solidarity and angered by Washington's refusal to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based cleric accused of ordering the putsch. [Full Article...]

High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy

High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy An uncomfortable gulf has been exposed between the Prime Minister and his deputy, after Malcolm Turnbull delivered a scathing dressing down in which he refused to endorse Barnaby Joyce and told him to consider his position. Joyce also accused Turnbull of improperly intervening in the National Party. Joyce was angered by the comments and said that the PM did not need to make any more public... [Full Article...]

Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over 'immorality' claims

Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over 'immorality' claims The statement in full: "We have identified that Gurpreet Singh who was one of those dismissed by Oxfam as a result of the sexual misconduct case in Haiti in 2011, was subsequently hired by Oxfam as a consultant In Ethiopia from October - December 2011". [Full Article...]

Democrats Slam Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan

Democrats Slam Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan ASCE president Kristina Swallow, a civil engineer and program manager for the city of Las Vegas, says "it's great to know that the leadership of our country recognizes the fact that we have been underspending on infrastructure for decades and that it's hurting our families economically". [Full Article...]

Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter

Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter It's an ever-pertinent question when it comes to philanthropy, and Bill says there are two main reasons why he and Melinda pour their time , effort, and funds into the Foundation . "If we think it's unfair that we have so much wealth, why don't we give it all to the government?" And speaking to this criticism of the Foundation, Bill said while they do their best to encourage feedback, many... [Full Article...]

Wintry Mix Timeline: From 70 degrees to snow, sleet in Northern Virginia

Wintry Mix Timeline: From 70 degrees to snow, sleet in Northern Virginia Though New York City is enjoying some spring-like weather on Thursday , it's back to winter with snow in the forecast for this coming weekend. Roads throughout the region are reportedly covered in snow, ice or a combination of the two, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. [Full Article...]

Race Fans Compete in The Hashtag 500 To Win Prizes

Race Fans Compete in The Hashtag 500 To Win Prizes Bowman filled in for Earnhardt during the 2016 season as an interim replacement when Junior went down with a season-ending concussion. Bowman, the driver tabbed to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr . "We're going to hope that our vehicle handles really good and we can out drive them in race trim". "If it would have come together sooner, I'm sure that we would have been able to put something together fo... [Full Article...]

Oxfam direct debit donations fall amid abuse scandal

Oxfam direct debit donations fall amid abuse scandal Oxfam's leaders are accused of trying to cover up the behaviour of some of its senior staff members deployed to Haiti after the devastating 2010 natural disaster. Depending on its outcome, the government will decide whether to stop or cut back on money given to Oxfam which in 2016-17 amounted to £31.7 million. [Full Article...]

Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent

Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent She's gone from an American English accent to speaking with an Irish, Australian and even a British accent , local U.S. media reports. "They send in the psychiatrist at the hospital and make sure you're not a loon". One Virginia woman , for instance, suffered a concussion when she fell rattling down the stairs, then awoke speaking in a Russian accent. She's not insane, she just suffers from a ... [Full Article...]

Local businesses prep for Valentine's Day

Local businesses prep for Valentine's Day The week before the actual holiday, employees will work around the clock putting together arrangements to be delivered. Frank Diaz, the global marketing manager for the UPS Americas region, said the carrier has expanded its temperature-controlled floral operations in recent days "to move more than 514,000 boxes of flowers". [Full Article...]

What is the Benjamin Netanyahu-Israel Police controversy about?

What is the Benjamin Netanyahu-Israel Police controversy about? The police announcement that Netanyahu's acceptance of almost $300,000 in gifts from two billionaires amounted to bribery sent shockwaves through the Israeli political system and delivered a humiliating blow to Netanyahu after years of allegations and investigations. [Full Article...]

Rebuilding Iraq banking on private sector funds

Rebuilding Iraq banking on private sector funds When I was there four years ago, Baghdad looked dowdy and as though nothing new had been built since 1980 (compare to other oil countries like Kuwait or the UAE and the stagnation is breathtaking). During the summer of 2014, Kuwait contributed $10 million to United Nations humanitarian agencies and IOM in response to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq and donated $3 million to UNH... [Full Article...]


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