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Governor Newsom to Halt Death Penalty; President Trump Is Not Thrilled

Governor Newsom to Halt Death Penalty; President Trump Is Not Thrilled The last execution in California was when the state put Clarence Ray Allen , 76, to death on January 17, 2006. But only California voters can repeal the death penalty, something they rejected narrowly three years ago. Twenty-four people now on California's death row were convicted of murder and have exhausted all of their appeals, the Times reported . "Our death penalty system has been -... [Full Article...]

Compromise could win over GOP senators opposing Trump order

Compromise could win over GOP senators opposing Trump order But the faceoff would highlight a clash in which Trump was being forced to protect one of his highest priorities - building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, his signature campaign promise - by vetoing legislation sent to him by a Republican-led Senate. [Full Article...]

'Massive and possibly historic' winter storm headed this way

'Massive and possibly historic' winter storm headed this way Hundreds of flights bound for, or departing from, the Denver airport were canceled. Thousands of power outages were reported in the Denver area alone. Rivers in Wisconsin are expected to reach flood stage over the next few days as thunderstorms and showers melt away snow that has accumulated this winter. [Full Article...]

Warwick and Leamington MP will vote against "catastrophic" no deal Brexit

Warwick and Leamington MP will vote against The MP voted with the Prime Minister but earlier in the day warned Brexiteer MPs, who favour a "no deal" Brexit . Yesterday Theresa May's Brexit deal was met with resounding defeat in government with 391 votes against and 242 votes for, a majority of 149. [Full Article...]

Gillibrand Aide Quits over Sexual Harassment Hypocrisy Before Gillibrand Fires Accused

Gillibrand Aide Quits over Sexual Harassment Hypocrisy Before Gillibrand Fires Accused The aide also criticized Gillibrand for falling short of her public standards on the matter. A current Gillibrand aide says the senator's office started a probe into the sexual harassment claim less than an hour after learning about it. Malik did not to HuffPost's request for comment. They said Malik regularly made misogynistic jokes, frequently appraised what they wore, disparaged the looks of ... [Full Article...]

Beto to Make First Trip to Iowa

Beto to Make First Trip to Iowa A spokesman says O'Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate running in a state Senate special election there. "It's the exact kind of campaign that America needs right now, and it's why so many of us are hoping that Beto has made a decision to launch a campaign for President of the United States". [Full Article...]

10 dead, including 6 children, in ‘unspeakably brutal’ shooting; 17 hurt

10 dead, including 6 children, in ‘unspeakably brutal’ shooting; 17 hurt The shooting happened in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo , Brazil's largest city. Standing outside the school, Claudio Cabral said he had been trying to reach his nephew, 17-year-old Douglas Mourinho, so far without luck. I only left when the police arrived", teacher Sandra Perez told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper , according to the BBC. Despite Brazil being one of the world's most violent ... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Had 'Flight Control Problems'

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Had 'Flight Control Problems' Pius Adesanmi is one of 157 people who died when the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed just after takeoff Sunday, reportedly due to technical issues. In the United States, only Southwest and American Airlines use the 737 Max 8 plane and the FAA has not ordered a grounding of them as yet. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces seal off Al-Aqsa gates, assault worshipers

Israeli forces seal off Al-Aqsa gates, assault worshipers Palestinians see Israeli restrictions on the areas as an attempt to cut them from the rest of the Al-Aqsa compound, and turn it into a site where Jewish Israelis can pray. The U.N. Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, urged both sides to "respect the status quo" at the holy esplanade and exercise restraint "to avoid inflaming an already tense situation". [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort apologizes, asks judge for leniency at hearing

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort apologizes, asks judge for leniency at hearing During the sentencing hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she would not be swayed by last Thursday's sentence by U.S. District Judge T.S. He was also hit with a $50,000 fine. The potential maximum penalty in the case was 10 years, although the judge said sentencing guidelines in the case contemplated more time given the amount of money involved with the conspiracy th... [Full Article...]

German foreign minister: Brexit vote 'reckless'

German foreign minister: Brexit vote 'reckless' But, we are hearing Cox could alter his view. After the tally, May said Parliament would vote Wednesday on a motion ruling out leaving the bloc without a deal. However, even if the Article 50 - the notification that Britain will leave the European Union - extension is granted, Juncker said last night that "it's this deal or Brexit might not happen at all". [Full Article...]

School children feared dead after Lagos building collapses

School children feared dead after Lagos building collapses The rescue operations are however, suffering hitches, as rescuers are finding it hard to gain access into the building with their equipments. It was gathered that the Primary School is located on the top floor of the building, which is reported to be a residential building with several apartments. [Full Article...]

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

California governor to impose moratorium on executions In a bold stroke meant to keep California at the cutting edge of criminal justice, Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in the Golden State. The governors of Pennsylvania, Washington and OR have imposed moratoriums on executions, and the former Colorado governor refused to execute someone on death row. [Full Article...]

Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike

Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike Since December, climate-themed protests led by school students have taken place across the country as part of the global Fridays for Futures movement inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg . "While failing to take the necessary actions to protect health, we are also missing out on the potential to improve our quality of life now and for our children's future. [Full Article...]

NY Subpoena Of Trump's Bank Records Escalates Fraud Probe

NY Subpoena Of Trump's Bank Records Escalates Fraud Probe The office wasn't immediately available for comment after normal business hours. Cohen handed over internal Trump financial valuations from 2011 through 2013 - including documents he said were used to try to obtain a loan to purchase the Buffalo Bills football team in 2014 - to the House Oversight Committee. [Full Article...]

Australian Cardinal Jailed For 6 Years For Sexually Abusing Choirboys

Australian Cardinal Jailed For 6 Years For Sexually Abusing Choirboys Victoria state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd on Wednesday ordered Cardinal George Pell to serve a minimum of 3 years and 8 months before he is eligible for parole. Abuse survivors were among those who travelled to Melbourne on Wednesday to witness Pell's sentencing before a packed courtroom. The trial heard testimony from one of the victims. [Full Article...]

Ramzan row over polling dates is a 'communal' ploy by oppn: BJP

Ramzan row over polling dates is a 'communal' ploy by oppn: BJP Meanwhile, now Sikkim is the only state in the northeast where the BJP is not in power. Even those handful of leaders are not keen on contesting the elections, for the simple reason that they do not have money power and if they have, they don't want to waste their money, since it is hard to win any seat. [Full Article...]

World Wide Web turns 30 years old

World Wide Web turns 30 years old Berners-Lee believes users had found the web "not so pretty" recently. Thirty years ago on Tuesday, Tim Berners-Lee essentially gave birth to the web we know it today. Berners-Lee, however, said that the web had also created the opportunity for scammers, facilitated the spread of hatred and aided all kinds of crime. [Full Article...]

WH Press Pool Goes Hysterical on Trump's Charge that Dems 'Anti-Jewish'

WH Press Pool Goes Hysterical on Trump's Charge that Dems 'Anti-Jewish' We know he's lied at least twice in that hearing. According to Axios , citing three unnamed sources who attended the meeting, Trump also launched an assault on the Democrats, alleging that the party "hates Jewish people". Asked about the check Trump signed to Cohen in August 2017, Sanders said: "I'm not aware of those specific, uh, checks". Sanders fired back, "That's not at all what the pres... [Full Article...]

USA warns Germany that using Huawei tech will come at a cost

USA warns Germany that using Huawei tech will come at a cost It is the first time the United States has directly threatened a country with an intelligence blackout for using Huawei equipment, and escalates Washington's already-heated battle with the Chinese telecoms giant. Germany is opening bids for its 5G infrastructure project next week. Here, a billboard for the Chinese telecom giant is seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station. [Full Article...]


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