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Pentagon Report Vows 'End of Regime' if N. Korea Launches Attack


Trump toned down his own bellicose rhetoric Tuesday night, describing his strategy as "waging a campaign of maximum pressure" to prevent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from acquiring nuclear capabilities. With other North Korean defectors , South Koreans and ethnic Koreans from the U.S., Ji advocates for human rights and helps resettle other defectors. Read More »

Republicans and Democrats hold State of the Union watch parties


After a three day shutdown, the government resumed its full functioning capacity January 23 with a temporary funding plan that will last until February 8. We are in agreement that we need to talk about how you make the border secure. But, he reminded the crowd of GOP lawmakers, "We have to get help from the other side or we have to elect more Republicans", he said of trying to accomplish their agenda. Read More »

North Korean skaters begin training for PyeongChang Games


While this might seem excessive - spokesman Chung Geun-sik reassured the publication he doesn't expect athletes to use them all - it's nothing compared to the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where organizers gave out 450,000. "The Korean women's hockey team will not compete in Nike uniforms", a company spokesperson said. "For both countries to march together at the opening and closing ceremonies will be a very special and historic moment and the result of a fantastic team effort by many parties". Read More »

Kohli hits century, India register easy win in Durban


South Africa scored 269/8 in 50 overs. Kohli was heard speaking highly of India's bowling attack, in particular Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal . "( Imran) Tahir is the best wrist spinner in limited-overs and he has proven it before. Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are the only other players to score centuries in nine of the first ten full-member nations. Read More »

Jobs report posts gains, stock market tumbles

The gain in bond yields , which come as central banks globally ease stimulus programmes and raise rates, have touched off fears that stocks could become a less attractive investment, while signalling higher borrowing costs that could crimp consumer activity. Read More »

NTSB asking train crash witnesses to contact them


Sessions said that while the scene is attended by authorities, staffers are working on logistical arrangements to move the lawmakers by bus to their destination. Officials report the crossing has been a problem area with vehicles getting stuck on the tracks in the past. She declined further comment Thursday and referred all questions to the NTSB. Read More »

Budget has provided good reforms in Healthcare: Minnie Bodhanwala, Wadia Hospital


The Centre had announced Rs 5 lakh annual health insurance for 10 crore families which will have coverage for almost 50 crore persons. Since this is a government scheme, the premium will be far lesser but not very less either. A senior doctor working in a Delhi Government hospital says that bringing in new changes are indispensable but emphasis should also be laid upon maintaining and strengthening the existing structure. Read More »

Victims' father tries to attack Larry Nassar in courtroom


As deputies led Margraves out of the courtroom , Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis addressed the gallery. He later apologized, saying he had lost control. Nassar , a former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor , was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison a week ago after testimony from almost 160 of his victims . Read More »

What Is Groundhog Day Anyway?


As the tradition claims, if Phil sees his shadow when he emerges from his temporary home (a fake tree stump), the weather forecast calls for six more weeks of winter. No such luck, it would seem; according to Phil and his good friend Gen. Beauregard Lee in Georgia, we've still got a bit more Winter to go this year. Read More »

Australia U-19 World Cup final today


Earlier, India had defeated Australia in the group stage by 100 runs. With today's win, India U-19 have maintained their unbeaten streak in the tournament. In fact, they kept the runs flowing, threading the gaps and prompting Prithvi Shaw, the Indian captain, into a slightly defensive field. India face off against Australia in the final of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Read More »

N.Korean athletes arrive in South for Olympics

Among the guests: Ji Seong-ho, who Trump lauded at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Several appealed to Trump to do more . "We are very happy that North and South can become one and participate as a joint team", Pak Chol Ho, coach of the DPRK women's ice hockey team, said. Read More »

NBC Says Super Bowl Sold Out, Just Two Days Before the Game


But police and federal officials are warning people to be careful about any Super Bowl merchandise they are picking up. The network will also broadcast live across USA time zones - as it now does with "Saturday Night Live" - "creating a unique national collective experience for this event", Jim Bell, president of NBC's Olympics production, said in making that announcement. Read More »

Democrats 'just aren't calling' on DACA — Trump


Colbert mentioned that he learned right before the speech that First Lady Melania Trump took a separate car than her husband to the speech. And the agenda he laid out was, with few exceptions, a thinly detailed retread of past pronouncements. Read More »

Nunes memo: Read it here

The memo then notes it was information about George Papadopoulos , another Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, that prompted the launch of the FBI counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 - months before the Page surveillance request was granted. Read More »

Cape Town Further Restricts Water Usage As Supply Runs Low


It is important to realize that fresh water is a resource, but as Cape Town approaches Day Zero, it is not endless. Cape Town is running out of water. "Day Zero", when reservoirs supplying Cape Town are deemed to be critically low and the taps are turned off, is now calculated to be 16 April; previously the date was set at 21 April, and then 12 April. Read More »

40 million people watched Trump's State of the Union address on TV


At Tuesday's State of the Union address , Trump uttered a line about "Dreamers" was one of the most talked about during his Tuesday night State of the Union address . On this issue of the recent turmoil past year, Kennedy said "We all feel the fault lines of a fractured country..." Nielsen said Fox drew 11.5 million viewers; Trump said 11.7 million. Read More »

IPhone Sales Propels Apple to Record Quarter


Apple sold 13.2 million (+ 1 percent ) iPad with average iPad sales per week up 8 percent over last year's December quarter. iPad sales grew strong double-digits in many emerging markets, including Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and India, as well as developed markets, including Japan, Australia and Korea. Read More »

Google Doodle Pays Homage to the 'Father of Black History'


The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is often complimented by visitors for its inclusion of engaging content, such as hip hop, that is not usually found in mainstream historical museums. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Ke Television will present a Black History Month Episode at 1 and 8 p.m. on Channel 99. "Together, we inspire every student to learn, grow and succeed". Read More »

FBI condemns plan to release Russia memo


The White House had five days to decide whether to publish the memo after the committee voted on Monday to release it. From the start, Congressman Nunes has disgraced the House Intelligence Committee . "The government has also tried to severely limit the number of appropriately cleared staff who can review documents and take notes". Democrats have prepared their own 10-page memo to counter the Republican document. Read More »

North Carolina health officials report 20 more flu deaths


No children were reported among the flu-related deaths for the most recent week, but three minors have died in North Carolina since the flu season began October 1. The cost for people 19 and older is $33 for a Fluzone quadrivalent injection and $60 for a Fluzone high-dose injection, which is formulated for people 65 and older. Read More »

Christian Eriksen scores third-fastest goal in Premier League history


Pochettino also said the victory over United at Wembley is up there with Spurs' best results this season - including beating Real Madrid in the Champions League and the 4-1 win over Liverpool . Under Mourinho, though, they have been edging back to their previous status. But Mourinho said conceding an own goal had done nearly as much damage to the visitors' morale as Eriksen's extraordinary opener. Read More »

India Inc reacts to Budget 2018


The Northeast India found its place in the Union Budget 2018-19 presented by Finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha on Thursday whereby emphasis was laid on developing Northeast aviation infrastructure. Noting that only a "Swasth Bharat" (healthy India) can be a "Samriddha Bharat" (prosperous India), Jaitley said India cannot realise its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy. Read More »

Au programme aujourd'hui. Macron en Tunisie : une première visite très attendue


La francophonie est une opportunité de plus, il a annoncé sa décision d'appuyer la décision de votre président de recevoir la francophobie en 2020 et de doubler le nombre d'apprenants du français en Tunisie . Outre l'aspect politique , le voyage a eu un important aspect économique . Par ailleurs plusieurs autres fonds ont été annoncés notamment une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d'euros dont le but est de réformer les entreprises publiques de la Tunisie . Read More »

Budget 2018: Middle class hopes dashed, no change in Income Tax slabs


The Budget 2018 is the first union budget presented after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July 2017. Bamboo is green gold and restructured National Bamboo Mission will be launched with an allocation of Rs 1,290 crore to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner, Jaitley said . Read More »

Budget 2018: FM Jaitley says "Demonetization spurred greater digital transaction"


President Kovind had also said during his joint sitting address that 2018 is a critical year for the New India mission and the roadmap for a New India is on the cards for the budget . The issue of the national capital's air quality turning poisonous also figured in Jaitley's speech. Last time, the budget is announced at noon on the same date. Read More »

LeBron James crashes Andre Drummond interview to shout 'Team LeBron'


In a news release, the Cavs said Love was consulting with specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Thomas also dismissed a play in Friday's game when Love grabbed a rebound and bent over at the waist to hand the ball to the 5-foot-9 point guard like an adult reaching out to a child. Read More »

UK PM May says she won't resign as she's not a quitter


After the meeting, May told reporters they agreed to expand investment in the fields of finance, education, and agriculture. British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward reiterated the vision of Golden Era for China-U.K. Cabinet members have sought to play down the findings with one pro-Brexit minister stating that "these sorts of analysis have been proved to be wrong". Read More »

McCabe's role in Clinton email investigation under scrutiny


He became its acting director after Mr James Comey was sacked in May previous year and served in that role until Aug 2, when Mr Wray took charge. Last week, the Washington Post reported that Trump had asked McCabe back in May who he cast a vote for in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon


Today's full moon is special because it is the second such full moon in a month, and that's why it is called a blue moon . Finally, the "super" part of the super blue blood moon is probably the one that will make it most memorable. Read More »

Kentucky Rep. James Comer on board train that crashed in Virginia


No lawmakers were seriously injured. Congressmen Larry Bucshon of IN and James Comer of Kentucky were aboard the train at the time of the accident. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. Lawmakers present said that Rep. "You just knew that truck was going to be smashed". "People who were standing in the aisle had fallen down, others were looking at them to make sure they were okay", the senator told us over the phone. Read More »

'Will not repeat mistakes of past administrations' on North Korea


On Feb. 9, the Winter Games will kick off in the South Korean alpine town of PyeongChang, some 80 kilometers south of the inter-Korean border. Ministry officials said they expect a joint training session between the countries' non-Olympic skiers at a North Korean ski resort to go on as planned this week. Read More »

Shahid Kapoor slams Swara Bhaskar for criticizing Padmaavat


He also said that he was troubled, distracted but deep inside he found the strength to make the film and not let the anguish and disturbance reflect on the screen. Starting with Rs4.25 crore for paid previews late on Wednesday, the film netted Rs17.75 crore on Thursday and Rs31 crore, Rs27 crore and Rs30 crore on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Read More »

North Korea is downsizing its annual Winter Military Exercises

Chris Van Hollen, who is one of the co-sponsors of legislation that would increase sanctions on North Korea . A United Nations commission published a searing report in 2014, which concluded North Korea was committing human rights violations "without parallel in the contemporary world". Read More »