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Judge blocks Trump's travel ban for now
- February 04, 2017

The lawsuit says Trump's executive order is unconstitutional because it discriminates based on religion. Some travelers overseas were turned back from flights into the United States; crowds of hundreds of people packed into arrival areas to protest; and legal objections were filed across the country. (more...)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) Assigned A Consensus Outperform Rating
- February 04, 2017

Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 28,911 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,180,210. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "First Midwest Bank Trust Division Purchases 1,594 Shares of Chevron Corporation (CVX)" was first reported by Sports Perspectives and is the property of of Sports Perspectives. (more...)
SpaceX rocket 'defects' concern U.S. government SpaceX rocket 'defects' concern U.S. government
- February 04, 2017

Government investigators are set to warn of a flaw in SpaceX's rocket engines, which could delay the company's plans to fly astronauts for NASA in 2018. SpaceX claims the rockets were built to withstand such cracks, and NASA's acting director Robert Lightfoot says they're working together with the company to fix the issues. (more...)
Meteorite in Africa offers clues to volcanic activity on Mars
- February 04, 2017

The 2012 meteorites discovered in northwest Africa were due to volcanic rock named shergottite. After analysis, they determined it was 2.4 billion years old. Rocks were ejected into space because of this impact. It was found to be a type of volcanic rock called a shergottite . "We don't know at this point where this particular meteorite came from, whether it was Olympus Mons or some other location", Caffee says. (more...)
Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro's 60FPS Patch Is Coming In February Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro's 60FPS Patch Is Coming In February
- February 04, 2017

This update will also add a number of contents that will be available for all users. "The Avengers project is a flawless example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film". (more...)
Google Sells Satellite Unit to Planet Labs
- February 04, 2017

The company already boasts a fleet of 60 medium resolution satellites, but the acquisition of the SkySat satellites will add 7 high-resolution offerings to its roster. They are larger than Planet's existing satellites and offer up to six times better imagery resolution, Marshall said. "We're excited to see what's ahead for Terra Bella, and look forward to being a long-term customer". (more...)
Detroit federal judge issues halt on Trump's travel ban
- February 04, 2017

Robart considers a legal challenge files by the attorney general. Trump's controversial executive order , announced last Friday, banned travel from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days. Joshua Press, an attorney for the US government, defended Trump's order. Judge Nathaniel Gorton said at the end of hearing he would make a ruling "promptly" before the TRO expires early Sunday morning. (more...)
US Defense Sec'y. Mattis reassures Japanese on US support US Defense Sec'y. Mattis reassures Japanese on US support
- February 04, 2017

After meeting acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-jin on Thursday, Mr Mattis underscored Washington's security commitment to Seoul. In addition to offering reassuring comments, Mattis was also expected to focus his talks on readiness and coordination in dealing with North Korea . (more...)
Detroit judge orders temporary ban on some Trump immigration restrictions Detroit judge orders temporary ban on some Trump immigration restrictions
- February 04, 2017

US District Judge Nathaniel Gorton issued the order declining to renew the temporary restraining order previously issued by another judge in the federal court in MA who heard the challenge to Trump's ban this past weekend. In contradiction to that statement , William Cocks, a spokesman for consular affairs at the State Department said that, " Fewer than 60,000 individuals' visas were provisionally revoked to comply with the executive order". (more...)
Howard Stern Worries Trump's 'Sensitive Ego' Won't Survive Presidency
- February 04, 2017

Stern says he warned Trump that he is "not going to be beloved" as president and that taking on the job would be a "nightmare" for the 70-year-old. US President Donald Trump secretly wants Hillary Clinton to take the presidency, according to "shock jock" radio personality and former America's Got Talent judge, Howard Stern , speaking on Wednesday (1 February 2017). (more...)
It's time Canada stands with Mexico: Olive
- February 04, 2017

No notice period is required under NAFTA to amend the deal, but the agreement does require a six-month notice if a country desires to withdraw from the pact. Zabludovsky appreciates the compliment but said it is far from true. President Donald Trump insists Mexico will pay for his planned southern border wall, and his administration continues to consider imposing a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports. (more...)
Parker to defend boxing title in NZ
- February 04, 2017

Duco Events, which copromotes Parker with Top Rank, won the auction with an offer of $3.011 million to gain promotional rights to the bout. Fury's representative Frank Warren had been hoping to secure home advantage for his fighter but despite a bid of $2.8m, it was not enough to beat Duco Sports. (more...)
Gmail will No Longer Support Old Chrome Version Gmail will No Longer Support Old Chrome Version
- February 04, 2017

The message will only be visible to those using version 53 or below, so if you've updated Chrome recently, you've got nothing to worry about. "If you manage Chrome Browser for your users, we strongly encourage you to update users to the latest version of Chrome ". (more...)
China reiterates opposition to Thaad deployment in South Korea China reiterates opposition to Thaad deployment in South Korea
- February 04, 2017

Beijing fiercely opposes the deployment, charging that the missile shield system is a security threat to China and the region. The proposed deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the US in South Korea this year is one of the many points of conflict between America and China. (more...)
Lady Gaga Halftime Show: Behind-the-scenes look at her 2017 Super Bowl performance
- February 04, 2017

Until then, you can scroll down to see the sneak peeks from Lady Gaga's Instagram . But given that everything in the current climate tends to take on some political weight, expect her actions to be interpreted as a political statement- either for gay or immigrant rights or both. (more...)
Trump signs order to limit regulations Trump signs order to limit regulations
- February 04, 2017

Obama was criticized for doing too little, too late when he sanctioned Russian officials and businesses in December, but the former president cautioned that he did not want to trigger an "arms race". Since the Reagan administration, presidents of both political parties have worked to improve the quality of federal regulatory decisionmaking. So if there's a new regulation they have to knock out two. (more...)
Coast Guard to suspend search for missing filmmaker off Florida Keys Coast Guard to suspend search for missing filmmaker off Florida Keys
- February 04, 2017

The Coast Guard was leading the multi-agency search for 37-year-old Rob Stewart, who went missing Tuesday after diving to film sharks in the area near Alligator Reef. Rob Stewart's 2006 documentary " Sharkwater " was aimed at exposing the shark hunting industry that was feeding demand for fins, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. (more...)
Trump sends top aides to placate Australia after testy call
- February 03, 2017

The remarks come of the back of the US President's opposition to the deal made by the Obama administration to accept refugees from Australia's off-shore processing centres. "I don't want these people", he reportedly said. Sensing the think tension, McCain felt the need to phone Australia's ambassador to the U.S., Joe Hockey, to express his "unwavering support for the U.S. (more...)
President in threat to withdraw university funding
- February 03, 2017

Robert Reich speculated that the instigators of the violence on the University of California at Berkeley campus were not students and could have been Milo Yiannopoulos allies. He went on to say that there are rumors the agitators were right-wingers that are "part of a group that were organized and ready to create the tumult and danger". (more...)
Microsoft Is Moving To Downtown Detroit Microsoft Is Moving To Downtown Detroit
- February 03, 2017

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert are expected to announce Friday that software giant Microsoft Corp . will open an office in downtown Detroit's One Campus Martius, according to media reports. "Great to have Microsoft join 150 tech startups ... in the burgeoning tech hub of downtown [Detroit]", Gilbert, who is also owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, tweeted Friday. (more...)

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