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Virginia governor refuses to resign over racist photo

Virginia governor refuses to resign over racist photo Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam speaks after his election night victory at the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, November 7, 2017. "So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen: The infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother ... [Full Article...]

Varadkar and Coveney set for crunch talks with European Union leaders

Varadkar and Coveney set for crunch talks with European Union leaders After MPs passed an amendment that calls for the Northern Ireland backstop to be replaced by unspecified " alternative arrangements ", the CEO of Manufacturing Northern Ireland, Stephen Kelly, said that the firms he represents are "partly in despair" and "really confused" about what's going on. [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day Predictions Say That Spring Is Coming Early This Year

Jeff Lundy from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club welcomed the largest crowd ever seen on Groundhog Day Saturday as the country learned spring was on the way. The film stars Bill Murray as cynical weatherman Phil Connors, who is sent to the Pennsylvania town his home town - to cover the Groundhog Day celebrations. [Full Article...]

U.S. to announce suspension of compliance with nuclear pact

U.S. to announce suspension of compliance with nuclear pact In turn, Thompson in an interview with Reuters , said he expects a continuation of the discussion on the issue of missile Treaty. "Nevertheless, we will continue our focused and concrete work", TASS cited the diplomat as saying. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon, in Arlington, VA, U.S., January 17, 2019. Treaty prohibits Russian Fede... [Full Article...]

Mystery tunnel found near Florida bank

Mystery tunnel found near Florida bank He said: "I saw something like this in the movies, however this hole is so small, it's unique". "At that time they called the Pembroke Pines police department who showed up, went to the wood lines, and noticed what looked the entrance to a tunnel". [Full Article...]

U.S. governor apologises for racist yearbook photo

U.S. governor apologises for racist yearbook photo I am ready to do that important work . Northam did not say in his statement if he was the man in blackface or the one in KKK garb. I have spent the past year as your governor fighting for a Virginia that works better for all people. But Northam appears to have virtually no path forward to remain in office without any institutional support. "No woman seeks a third trimester abortion except in the ... [Full Article...]

Qatar pledges to host further talks in support of Afghan peace process

Qatar pledges to host further talks in support of Afghan peace process His Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad , said in recent days the US and the Taliban agreed in principle to a framework for peace, although important elements are yet to be settled, including buy-in by the Afghan government. Shaheen said another round of talks with the US envoy is planned for February 25 in Doha. A US official said last month that Trump planned to withdraw more than 5,000 o... [Full Article...]

Region awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold

Region awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold Inside Climate News has reported how some studies have found that increased global temperatures have caused a weakening in the jet stream, which normally keeps cold arctic air, the polar vortex , contained in the polar regions. - After temperatures in Chicago almost dropped to an all-time low during a brutal two-day cold snap, the city is expected to see a sizable snowfall starting Thursday n... [Full Article...]

Possible frost quakes recorded in Central Pennsylvania

Possible frost quakes recorded in Central Pennsylvania It's probably just a frost quake . As USA Today reports , the quick drop in temperature will lead to a quick freeze. Those temperature drops have been blasting the northern USA - with wind chill in Chicago clocking in at minus 50 °F (-46 °C) due to the polar-vortex. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido vows to defy ban on aid

Venezuela's Guaido vows to defy ban on aid VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more. Four major European powers - Britain, France, Germany and Spain - have said they would do so if Maduro fails to call fresh presidential elections by the weekend. "The head of state is [President] Mr. Nicolas Maduro, whose government is our partner in Venezuela", he said. Guaido told CNN that he has been in talks with members of the military, but did not prese... [Full Article...]

Cherokee Nation: Elizabeth Warren apologized for DNA test

Cherokee Nation: Elizabeth Warren apologized for DNA test Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has apologized to Cherokee Nation after releasing DNA test results in October indicating she had Native American ancestry, a tribe spokeswoman said Friday. Her point echoed what tribal advocates and leaders had said - and were continuing to say as their frustration grew - for months. Media captionThe US president makes a joke about Senator Elizabeth Warren i... [Full Article...]

Judge Is Considering Gag Order Against Roger Stone

Judge Is Considering Gag Order Against Roger Stone Stone, 66, who was arrested last week in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home, is the sixth Trump aide charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

1st LD: One killed, several injured in France's Corsica shooting

1st LD: One killed, several injured in France's Corsica shooting One of the casualties is said to be a police officer. Police evacuated nearby buildings and blocked off the apartment building where the man lived and urged residents to avoid the area. French media reported neighbours as saying the man had a history of violence and is known to the local police. "I didn't know where they were coming from, I saw traces of blood on the ground. [Full Article...]

Kim Davis may have to pay hefty fine for refusing marriage licenses

Kim Davis may have to pay hefty fine for refusing marriage licenses At least nine schools closed in various districts across Kentucky on Wednesday, MSN said. These are our children. Teachers and state political figures-including those in his own party-pushed back on Bevin's comments, arguing that some students can not afford clothes warm enough for sub-zero temperatures, and many would have to stand outside for a dangerously long time to wait for the bus. [Full Article...]

Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill

Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill All affected Canadians have received medical attention. He arrived in Cuba last summer. Canadian government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say Global Affairs Canada will consider halving its diplomatic presence in the Cuban capital, potentially reducing its representation by eight people from the current 16 serving in the Havana embassy. [Full Article...]

Mystery of Trump Jr.’s blocked calls has been solved

Mystery of Trump Jr.’s blocked calls has been solved Records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show the calls were between Trump Jr. and two of his business associates, the sources said, and appear to contradict Democrats' long-held suspicions that the blocked number was from then-candidate Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

McConnell warns against leaving Syria and Afghanistan ‘too hastily’

McConnell warns against leaving Syria and Afghanistan ‘too hastily’ However, US officials acknowledge the potential for ISIS to regain power. "Thousands of ISIS fighters remain in Syria". Coats' report said I.S. was focusing on exploiting sectarian tensions in Iraq and Syria, adding it "probably realizes that controlling new territory is not sustainable in the near term". [Full Article...]

Cuomo shrugs off calls for excommunication over abortion law

Cuomo shrugs off calls for excommunication over abortion law Cuomo said previously that he stood with Pope Francis on the passing of the bill, insinuating that doing so meant that he stood against the state's bishops . Tennessee Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville tweeted: "This vote is so ugly and vile that it warrants the act (of excommunication)". "But this vote is so disgusting and vile that it warrants the act". [Full Article...]

Man allegedly throws ice, poorly fakes fall for insurance money

Man allegedly throws ice, poorly fakes fall for insurance money Goldinsky taking a not-so-accidental tumble at an unidentified Woodbridge company, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors charged him with insurance fraud and theft by deception, saying the fall was no accident, according to CBS New York. Authorities say surveillance video captured the man grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down. He was released with a summons until he faces a ... [Full Article...]

Trump refuses to express confidence in intelligence chiefs amid latest feud

Trump refuses to express confidence in intelligence chiefs amid latest feud And he asserted that cutting the 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan would help bring America's longest war to an end. It is not clear what else North Korea is prepared to offer. However, he added: "If we are doing the right thing on nuclear weapons, it makes it a lot more conceivable that there would be a permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula". [Full Article...]


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