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Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling

Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling But the Senate's failure to advance the bill will not damage the budget legislation, which is due for a vote later in the day. "We're in risky territory here", Schumer said , noting that Paul was flirting with a politically damaging government shutdown . [Full Article...]

Top 100 OLB Quay Walker teases of Tennessee commitment, flips to Georgia

Top 100 OLB Quay Walker teases of Tennessee commitment, flips to Georgia Walker's inclusion in Georgia's 2018 class gives the Bulldogs an overwhelming lead in the overall team rankings. Kirby Smart and company also flipped 4-star linebacker Quay Walker from Alabama. Tackle Cade Mays, defensive end Brenton Cox, guard Trey Hill, guard Jamaree Salyer, cornerback Tyson Campbell, linebacker Adam Anderson, running back James Cook and tight end Luke Ford join Walker as top-... [Full Article...]

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader The invitation is a victory for Moon who urged North Korea to participate in the Olympics in the hopes it could lead to broader talks and ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. Speaking to NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday, the vice president continued to stress that the United States would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homela... [Full Article...]

Syria bombardment of Ghouta eases after deadly campaign

Syria bombardment of Ghouta eases after deadly campaign According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based monitoring group, 59 civilians, including 15 children, have been killed on Thursday alone in eastern Ghouta. Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia said Thursday that the proposed ceasefire is "not realistic", Agence France-Presse reported . At least 100 pro-regime fighters were killed, a United States milit... [Full Article...]

Egypt army begins large-scale operation to curb IS militancy

Egypt army begins large-scale operation to curb IS militancy The operation is also expected to cover some parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert region that also witnessed militants' activity. Egypt's air force continued carrying out airstrikes for the second day, targeting terrorist hideouts and weapons in Sinai during the whole night as part of Operation Sinai 2018, which aims to eliminate extremists in different areas across the country, the ar... [Full Article...]

Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie

Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie The jury had three possible verdict options: guilty of second degree murder, not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser included offence of manslaughter, or not guilty. "We felt unsafe then, and we're still unsafe". Boushie's relatives said RCMP officers who came to the family home after the shooting were insensitive and treated them like suspects. [Full Article...]

What You Need To Know About Memo Mania: Waiting On Democrats' Countermemo

What You Need To Know About Memo Mania: Waiting On Democrats' Countermemo In a letter also released Friday by the White House, Rosenstein provided justification to the White House for not releasing the Schiff memo right now, writing in a letter to McGahn that the Justice Department has identified sections of the Democratic memo "the release of which would present such concerns in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and me... [Full Article...]

Even House Dems wonder: What was the point of the Pelosi filibuster?

Even House Dems wonder: What was the point of the Pelosi filibuster? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she won't support the budget deal with spending caps being hammered out in Congress unless it includes protection for Dreamers. What will Mrs Pelosi's record-breaking effort achieve? And to the news media, she's arguing that if there is a shutdown, it's because Ryan (and President Donald Trump ) failed to grant a vote - not just failed to co... [Full Article...]

Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters

Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters Security Council to condemn the new "massacre" committed by the US -led coalition east of the country that killed dozens of government-backed troops. The Israeli attacks also aims at encouraging "terrorists, the tools of the Israeli enemy, to continue their attacks against civilians, particularly in Damascus and its countryside", according to the statement . [Full Article...]

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Stages Hours-Long Speech About House Spending Bill

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Stages Hours-Long Speech About House Spending Bill The deal does not address immigration. The agreement also includes $90 billion for disaster relief funds for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires. But hurdles remain to avert the second shutdown in a month. Ryan made exactly that pledge on Thursday, but insisted that the current budget stalemate had to be resolved first. Trump gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix. [Full Article...]

Russian Operative Offering Dirt on Trump Bilks US Spies Out of $100000

Russian Operative Offering Dirt on Trump Bilks US Spies Out of $100000 The "Russian" was acting as an middle-man and initially demanded $10 million for the trove, but later slashed the price down to $1 million, the New York Times in a separate report on the "secret operation", citing unnamed American and European intelligence officials. [Full Article...]

Samsung 'DeX Pad' leaks, seemingly confirms a headphone jack for Galaxy S9

Samsung 'DeX Pad' leaks, seemingly confirms a headphone jack for Galaxy S9 Samsung is now deploying its February security update . If the handset is set up to automatically install software updates , you may open your phone at some point and be surprised by Oreo's sudden presence. According to sources of SamMobile not only will the Samsung Galaxy S9 be able to offer super slow motion video but it will have multiple modes too. [Full Article...]

Kim invites Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim invites Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul She arrived in a private jet at the Incheon International Airport with a delegation of officials including Kim Yong Nam, the 90-year-old who serves as North Korea's nominal head of state, reports Reuters . Eager to put a reality check on the thaw in relations between the two Koreas in advance of the games, Pence met with North Korean defectors Friday and paid respects at the Cheonan Memorial in... [Full Article...]

S Korea's Moon and North's ceremonial head of state to attend

Officials traveling with Pence to the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in South Korea were responding to reports that Pence had gone around a main table and greeted everyone except Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state. Buried under the attention that Kim's proximity to Pence generated was that she was seated next to 90-year-old Kim Yong-nam, who is an even higher ranking government official ... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence meets Otto Warmbier's father in South Korea

A high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un's sister has arrived at a train station in Pyeongchang hours ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics . Mr Pence has repeatedly left open the possibility of an encounter at the Games, but said the United States had not requested a meeting. That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Penc... [Full Article...]

More Cavs trades: Wade, Crowder, Rose and Shumpert gone, reports say

More Cavs trades: Wade, Crowder, Rose and Shumpert gone, reports say After dealing Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers on Thursday, the team made more moves. Finally, the team acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way deal with the Uah Jazz and Sacramento Kings , ESPN said. "I can't believe we traded Rodney Hood for Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose ". Hood took time to thank the fans of his former team for their support, while also loo... [Full Article...]

After cooperation with Israel, Modi goes to Palestine to balance out ties

After cooperation with Israel, Modi goes to Palestine to balance out ties Weeks after giving ceremonial welcome to Israel's Prime Minister and " close friend" Benjamin Netanyahu, PM Modi will visit Palestinian territories on Saturday. Ahead of Mr. Modi's historic visit, President Abbas says he will discuss with him India's role in the Middle East peace process and the creation of a multilateral forum of negotiations to strike a final deal with Isarel. [Full Article...]

The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Tonight on KSBW 8!

The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Tonight on KSBW 8! Readily compromising with North Korea without securing its denuclearization would create room for Pyongyang to further develop weapons of mass destruction. "By virtue of her family ties, Kim is among the most credible interlocutors that North Korea could have sent", said Christopher Green, a senior adviser on Korean affairs at the International Crisis Group think tank. [Full Article...]

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus crash

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus crash The dead included 17 males and two females, police said. "We feel deeply saddened by the accident and offer our condolences to the deceased", government leader Carrie Lam said after paying a visit to the injured at a hospital. Hong Kong's public transport is usually safe, and deadly accidents of this scale are relatively infrequent. The China Morning Post cited the words of one of the passenge... [Full Article...]

Second White House official resigns over domestic abuse claims

USA media report that Mr Kelly and other White House officials were aware for several months of the domestic abuse accusations because they were holding up Mr Porter's security clearance application. He did a very good job when he was at the White House '. Shah said Hicks, the White House communications director who has been with Porter, "did recuse herself from some matters" concerning... [Full Article...]


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