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The Fall singer Mark E. Smith dies

The Fall singer Mark E. Smith dies The musician, a founding member of The Fall , died at home yesterday morning. The band released more than 30 studio albums over the years and scored a few hits on the United Kingdom indie charts during the early 1980s, including " Totally Wired ", "The Man Whose Head Expanded" and "Kicker Conspiracy". [Full Article...]

From Islamophobe to Muslim: German politician converts to Islam

From Islamophobe to Muslim: German politician converts to Islam This story was first published on CNN .com, " Leading member of German far-right party resigns after converting to Islam ". 'Only afterwards was it known that he had converted to Islam, ' Friese said. Making plain that he hadn't stepped down because of his new religious affiliation, Wagner said that "there was no pressure" and that "it has not changed anything". [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Alex Azar Nomination as HHS Secretary

Senate Confirms Alex Azar Nomination as HHS Secretary Azar previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and served as HHS's deputy secretary in Bush's administration. Azar is the former president of Eli Lilly USA and served in HHS under former President George W. "In Wisconsin and across the country, health care premiums are going up because of the uncertainty and chaos created by the Trump Administration's repeated sabotage of our... [Full Article...]

RNC chair: Question that disturbed Federal Bureau of Investigation official was just Trump's casual conversation

RNC chair: Question that disturbed Federal Bureau of Investigation official was just Trump's casual conversation In a story posted Monday night , Axios reported Sessions "at the public urging" of Trump had been pressuring Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed. This investigation is separate from the probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - so even if no wrongdoing is found in the Russian Federation in... [Full Article...]

Nuclear deal has 'revealed U.S. lies', Iran says

Nuclear deal has 'revealed U.S. lies', Iran says Under the deal, Iran took on the responsibility of curbing its nuclear activities and placing them under the total control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for the removal of international sanctions imposed previously over its nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia 'Bears Responsibility'

Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia 'Bears Responsibility' The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons began the joint investigations 3 years ago. Twenty-four countries have signed an initiative in Paris against impunity for chemical weapon attacks in Syria. [Full Article...]

An Unexpectedly Smooth First Year for Trump's CIA Director

An Unexpectedly Smooth First Year for Trump's CIA Director Beyond that, Kim will also seek to impress upon the USA and others in the region that it does indeed have the capability to strike in such a manner and inflict losses on the United States without a moment's notice, reports the Atlantic . [Full Article...]

Palestinian Group Urges Stronger Intifada against Trump's Decision on Quds

Johnson on Tuesday was accused of putting a two-state solution at fresh risk after suggesting Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a "moment of opportunity" for peace. Welcoming Pence to the parliament, Netanyahu said he was the first USA vice president to have been accorded the honor. President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the country's capital... [Full Article...]

NYC Is Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Igniting the Opioid Epidemic

NYC Is Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Igniting the Opioid Epidemic Mayor Bill de Blasio said opioids killed more people in the city in recent years than auto crashes and homicides. "We are deeply troubled by the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis, and are dedicated to being part of the solution", said John Puskar, a spokesman for Purdue Pharma L.P., one of the defendants in the NY litigation. [Full Article...]

DC leaders, Trump White House point to limited shutdown effects

DC leaders, Trump White House point to limited shutdown effects The situation was similar at other national parks , with government services scaled back but with concessions continuing to operate at Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree and Death Valley. "I think it's a shame there's a government shutdown , and I think it's a shame that the people are now without a job", says Beth Tipton, a park visitor on Sunday, January 21. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller

Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized White House adviser Stephen Miller over his role in the immigration negotiations. In 2013, he helped scuttle a proposal while he worked as a staffer for then-Sen. The White House has repeatedly stated that they are willing to give amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children in exchange for border wall funding, an end to chain migration... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms On Monday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a ruling that the Republican-controlled state legislature illegally gerrymandered congressional districts - and furthermore, that the maps must be redrawn in time for the midterm elections . [Full Article...]

Ex-US gymnastics doctor to hear more victims' testimonies

Ex-US gymnastics doctor to hear more victims' testimonies USA Gymnastics has come under fire during the ongoing sentencing hearing for Nassar in MI, in which more than 80 gymnasts have given harrowing evidence against the disgraced former doctor, who faces life in prison for his offences. "Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing", the 23-year... [Full Article...]

Read Live Updates On The Looming Government Shutdown

Read Live Updates On The Looming Government Shutdown Garrett says he's in favor of extending the Children's Health Insurance Plan now and that the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals can be addressed down the road before it expires in March. The most recent occurred October 1 to October 16, 2013, under former President Barack Obama, over a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over the Affordable Care Act. [Full Article...]

Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday

Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday This means there is the potential for hazardous to unsafe travel along with threat to life if precautions are not taken. "Just as we prepare for winter weather, motorists can also prepare to be sure that their drive is safe and uneventful", said Don Nosbisch, maintenance superintendent in MnDOT District 6 West. [Full Article...]

Turkish president voices hope for Afrin operation in Syria to end soon

Turkish president voices hope for Afrin operation in Syria to end soon The announcement of a border force infuriated Turkey's leaders, and Erdogan has accused the United States, its most powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, of "building an army of terror" on his border and threatened to "drown" the US-backed force. [Full Article...]

Trump Appointee Resigns Over Bigoted Comments on Talk Radio

Trump Appointee Resigns Over Bigoted Comments on Talk Radio Another member of the panel took issue with the comment, after which Higbie continued to qualify his remark. In his former role at CNCS, Higbie was responsible for the public image and messaging of the federal department that oversees volunteer services like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. [Full Article...]

Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say

Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say The Police Commissioner for Kaduna Command who addressed a news conference, said the victims were rescued around 7.30am on Saturday, January 20, in fairly good conditions and had been handed over to American Embassy in Abuja for medical attention. [Full Article...]

Landmark Brexit Bill passed

Landmark Brexit Bill passed The Brexit Withdrawal bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act which originally took Britain into what was then called the EEC in 1973. But political commentators said the bill's passing in the Commons was a major milestone in the Brexit journey. [Full Article...]

Man United's Carrick to retire at season's end - Mourinho

Man United's Carrick to retire at season's end - Mourinho Also, earlier this month, it was understood that Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes had a meet with club's officials regarding a potential extension and now as things stand, the 54-year-old is close to signing a new deal with the club. It is just thinking about the improvement of the team in the future. "I think that's for me the point of the January transfer window: to help the clubs that didn't wor... [Full Article...]


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