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Senate fails to advance bipartisan bill on 'Dreamers' amid opposition from Trump

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Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) reacted to Thursday's vote saying, "I'm extremely disappointed that our reasonable, bipartisan compromise failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move forward". "This is one of the hardest issues Congress has had to grapple with in recent years", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Wednesday evening. Read More »

White House releases infrastructure proposal

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Trump also finally unveiled his infrastructure plan , which has some elements worth pursuing but mostly is a sham wrapped in illusion. "Rural communities have not been treated fairly", Trump said . "It's not "the" budget", said Senate budget chairman Mike Enzi. " Infrastructure is not an issue either party owns; we as Americans own this issue". Read More »

Florida student describes hearing her favorite teacher being shot dead

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At the Capitol, the usual divisions over gun laws were evident. He wanted to reassure the school community after the tragedy that unfolded across the country. But "any call that is made fictitiously, any fake call, any call that is made to take out resources at a time like this and place them in places where we don't need to be, we will do the full power of the sheriff's office". Read More »

India says Pakistan "will pay" after Kashmir army camp attack

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It was assessed that Pak-Sponsored terrorists may target softer elements, hence, QRTs were also positioned at Sunjuwan family quarters, she said. On Sunday, while blaming India for "unfounded allegations", the Pakistan foreign office said India should "refrain from any misadventure" across the LoC and the working boundary, and called for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the J&K dispute. Read More »

Nirav Modi left India with family in first week of Jan

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After this, firms associated with him again approached PNB's Mumbai branch asking for letters of undertaking ( LoUs ). But some might say it would be wise for prominent celebrities to not get involved with the brand right now. Modi's wife Ami, a United States citizen, left on January 6 and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi , the promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, left on January 4, the officials said. Read More »

Tillerson and Turkey's Erdogan had productive conversation - US spokesman

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Numerous US troops in Syria are operating with local, Kurdish-dominated allies known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern oil-producing Deir el-Zour region along the Euphrates River. He stressed that "no other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance member has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey ". Be the first to receive updates. Read More »

Samsung Halts Oreo Update Due to Reboot Bug, is Currently Investigating

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Samsung recently posted three new teasers showcasing some cool features that's coming to Galaxy S9 . Do let us know your experience so far. The Galaxy S9 series will also boast IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification , which means that the device can survive up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) underwater for close to 30 minutes. Read More »

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's corruption-plagued president, has resigned

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Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as South Africa's new president following Jacob Zuma's resignation. Ramaphosa sought to allay those fears by stressing his anti-corruption platform in his inaugural address on Thursday and promising to work with all political parties instead of relying on the ANC's strength to steamroll the opposition. Read More »

Social media mourns the death of Morgan Tsvangirai

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Tsvangirai became prime minister in the subsequent government of national unity from 2009 to 2013. He had a decades-long career in politics, originally joining Mugabe's Zanu-PF party during Zimbabwe's Independence, reports eNCA . The tense relationship between the two was tempered by moments of respect and humor, and the pair once joked about Tsvangirai fearing Mugabe would try to poison him when they started their custom of taking afternoon tea together every Monday. Read More »

Frantic Relatives Describe Terror of Florida School Shooting

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He was wearing black trousers, a black hat and a burgundy shirt. Chaos spread across the small town after Cruz fled the school and remained on the lam for almost an hour. "It's the hardest thing in the world", she said. "Mr. Cruz feels that pain", she said. Broward Sheriff's Office said that investigators now believe that shooter Cruz had concealed himself in the crowd as panicked students and teachers ran from the school. Read More »

US Senate to Vote on Immigration Reform

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The White House is even pressuring the 16 senators who sponsored the legislation to withdraw their support. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, told reporters that he expects the bipartisan coalition would have a finished proposal to announce Wednesday, a major breakthrough after weeks of negotiations. Read More »

Congressional Leaders Announce Two Year Budget Deal

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Although the federal deficit did decrease for three years after the passage of this law, bottoming out at $160 billion in FY 2007, the financial crisis that started that year blew that law to smithereens as federal spending and deficits skyrocketed to as high as $1.4 trillion in FY 2009 (the year of the Obama "stimulus" plan). Read More »

Immigration Debate Grips Congress

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A fourth measure, focused on punishing "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts, also fell short of 60 votes. The coalition has been meeting almost every day in Collins' office - which has been dubbed, "Little Switzerland" by coalition members - to develop a framework to address DACA and other immigration issues, Collins said. Read More »

Mike Pence on North Korea: 'If you want to talk, we'll talk'

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The Post reported that Pence and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in agreed, in theory, to meet with North Korean officials during their meeting on the sidelines of the Olympics . Spokesperson Katie Rayford said Buzzfeed News stands by its story. During her three-day visit, Kim fascinated South Koreans with her relaxed manner and gentle smile , and was touted by global media for scoring a diplomatic gold. Read More »

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish party head Pervin wants end to Syria incursion

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Asked about the unusual nature of the meeting, a State Department official said Tillerson has "met before with President Erdogan, and he's okay with the foreign minister doing the translation". In Iraq and Syria , the extremist group was "attempting to morph into an insurgency", he said, adding that "in places like Afghanistan, the Philippines, Libya, West Africa, and others it is trying to carve out and secure safe havens". Read More »

Florida school shooting: Trump describes gunman as 'mentally disturbed'

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Officials said the gunman began shooting outside the school at about 2:40pm local time (19:40 GMT) on Wednesday. Cruz was taken to Broward Health North in an ambulance with heavy police guard. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, teachers, and first responders at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida . Florida Gov. Read More »

US Senate Faces Showdown Over Immigration And 'Dreamers'

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Meanwhile, Trump said he is "encouraged" by ongoing attempts to build support for a more conservative immigration overhaul plan introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. Those concerns focused on its spending for Trump's wall and its bar against Dreamers sponsoring their parents for legal residency. Senate Republican leaders previously indicated they wanted DACA-related measures done this week. Read More »

Winter Olympics Sets Record For Most Condoms Given Out

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CAREER CAPPER - Patrick Chan will take the Olympic ice for the final time in his career as he skates his long program. This is a punishment for the doping scandals. The women's snowboard event nearly turned into a farce at times in the mountains as one rider after another in the final suffered unsafe falls in gusts of 30mph. Read More »

Apple accepts HomePod leaves white rings on wooden furniture

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After a period on a wooden side table, for example, or an oiled butcher-block countertop, white circular rings were found. Gadget news and reviews website Pocket-Lint also noticed last week in its review that a white ring formed within 20 minutes after the reviewer placed the HomePod on an oak wood table that was finished with Danish oil. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president

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Jacob Zuma , 75, stepped down as president of the Republic of South Africa over numerous corruption allegations and chaos within his party.Photo:Times Live. Critics alleged that his position in the top leadership body of the ANC helped give him insider information. Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected the new president of South Africa unopposed in Parliament on Thursday. Read More »

Blessings of Missile Defense

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The only player in Syria with any kind of leverage over Iran is the Kremlin. The Iranians are intent on establishing military infrastructure-to include permanent bases, airfields, and naval bases, manned mainly by proxies ( militias ) that are already established in Syria and receive IRGC support, such as Hezbollah. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Sadio Mane is back to his best

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Jurgen Klopp hailed a sensational display from Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Reds thrashed Porto 5-0. That's what we have to do because you know you can't win it in one leg . Where the hosts were tentative, their visitors were decisive; keeping things tight and shifting from defense to attack quicker than the traveling Kop could belt out the Mo Salah song. Read More »

Trump urges Senate to pass new Republican immigration bill

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A Republican senator who introduced President Donald Trump's immigration proposal says it's "the president's framework bill or nothing". "It's not going to be as easy here in the House as it may be in the Senate", said Representative Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican. Read More »

What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect

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On January 23, a 15-year-old student shot 16 people - killing two other 15-year-olds - at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, authorities said. Jereb also said that Cruz participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee. Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. To every parent, teacher and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you. Read More »

White House: Trump monitoring fatal school shooting in Florida

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He concealed himself among the students fleeing the school, killing at least 17 unsuspecting adults and students before police arrived. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be closed Thursday and Friday. "He let loose on the freshman building", Kyle said. Brittani later was able to escape the school, but was running along a busy road for part of the time, in what was a very chaotic scene around school - one of the state's largest in the county with about 3,000 students. Read More »

Democrats urge Wolf to turn down first submitted remapping draft

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Using computer-based algorithms, Duchin said she found millions of alternative congressional redistricting plans fairer to Democrats than the one state House and Senate Republican leaders released last Friday. It was expected that they would offer their endorsement in the 7th District Congressional race. Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania by less than 1 percentage point, a key victory in his electoral coalition. Read More »

Kim Jong-un impersonator creates stir at Winter Olympics

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South and North Korea , the countries that are technically in a nuclear conflict, played together against Japan on Tuesday. After months of rebuffing invitations from South Korea to attend the Olympics, Kim did an about-face in a New Year speech. Read More »

Every solution to mass shootings inevitably involves a serious trade-off

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The shooting was the latest in a deadly series of attacks at US schools. A student who witnessed the incident said he had to hide in a closet while the school was under rampage by the gunman. Police say the gunman was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and carried "multiple" magazines with him. This is the 18th shooting in a USA school according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. Read More »

North Korea praises South after delegates return from Olympic visit

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The delegation, led by the North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, includes Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un. An hour before the North Korean news agency report , Pence declared that the USA is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea , in a subtle shift in White House policy. Read More »