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In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin
- February 10, 2018

Erin Hamlin, the first American athlete to win an Olympic medal in singles luge , will be Team USA's flag bearer at the opening ceremony Friday. Speaking on Thursday, Pence said: "Allow me to assure you and the people of South Korea that the U.S. (more...)
Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels US Midwest Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels US Midwest
- February 10, 2018

Those could bring another 3 to 9 inches total. Snow has started to fall in Great Falls and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening. The bulk of flight cancellations affect Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, according to the tracking site FlightAware.com . (more...)
US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Paul, however, voted in favor of President Trump's tax reform, which is projected to increase the deficit by at least $1 trillion. The two-year pact, which also continues the government's authority to borrow money, postpones any possible federal default or likely shutdowns until after the November elections. (more...)
Council tax hikes deliberate 'throughout England' Council tax hikes deliberate 'throughout England'
- February 10, 2018

Council taxes can rise by 3 per cent this year in line with inflation. Central government funding has come under fire as a result, with councils said to be calling for a "fundamental redesign of the financial system". The planned hikes are deemed necessary because, according to the report, local authorities are facing a financial "cliff edge" following a £16 billion cut in Government grants (from which councils draw half their budgets) since 2011. (more...)
Angel Investor Booked For Harassing Woman Angel Investor Booked For Harassing Woman
- February 10, 2018

I am told it was a procedural technical arrest and I have already been released on surety. Leading angel investor Mahesh Murthy was on Friday arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly sexually harassing several women on social media platforms, including WhatsApp. (more...)
Cavaliers trade Thomas, Wade, Rose at Thursday's deadline
- February 10, 2018

But as he has done so many times, James delivered one of those moments that have defined him. Thomas, who has never been shy about speaking his mind, had taken to blasting the Cavaliers after just about every loss, and had made repeated pointed comments recently about Coach Tyronn Lue. (more...)
U.S. should pay for fencing on Pak-Afghan border: Khawaja Asif U.S. should pay for fencing on Pak-Afghan border: Khawaja Asif
- February 10, 2018

The political administration said that two missiles were launched targeting a compound in the Gorwek area following the suspected presence of terrorists. "We also encourage restraint in Pakistan's military nuclear and missile programmes, and seek continued, closer alignment of Pakistan's non-proliferation policies with our own", he said. (more...)
Russian athletes lose appeal to take part in Winter Olympics Russian athletes lose appeal to take part in Winter Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Pence avoided public criticism of Moon, congratulating South Korea on hosting the Olympics and pledging continued support in addressing the North's nuclear threat. Kim Yo Jong arrived in South Korea Friday, dressed in a black coat and absorbing a barrage of camera flashes. South Korea has yet to announce a confirmed schedule for the North Korean delegates aside of their participation in the opening ceremony and Saturday's luncheon with Moon. (more...)
Israeli fighter jet shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire Israeli fighter jet shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire
- February 10, 2018

The Israeli military said early on February 10 that the F-16 jet went down in northern Israel . According to a separate military statement, Israeli forces had identified an "Iranian UAV" launched from Syria and intercepted it in Israeli airspace with a combat helicopter. (more...)
Erdoğan invited to European Union summit in Bulgaria Erdoğan invited to European Union summit in Bulgaria
- February 10, 2018

Under a EU-Turkey readmission agreement signed in March 2016, Ankara is supposed to readmit all irregular asylum seekers who reach Greek islands from Turkey . The move was mainly symbolic, as the Dutch ambassador has been banned from Turkey since March 2017.In the last month the Turkish president has been reaching out to EU leaders by visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.In the invite letter that Tusk sent to Erdoğan, the president of the ... (more...)
Kerala, Punjab, TN top in Health Index, UP at bottom Kerala, Punjab, TN top in Health Index, UP at bottom
- February 10, 2018

The poor show on overall ranking and slow pace of improvement on the health front reflects the massive challenge before UP chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath, who came to power in March 2017, to push the state machinery into action to catch up with performers on critical heath parameters. (more...)
Second White House staffer resigns amid domestic violence allegations
- February 10, 2018

Trump's words arrive in contrast to John Kelly's memo to White House staff . He did a very good job when he was in the White House . The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. The White House claims that the backlog of interim security clearances is a procedural effect of the review process carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House Office of Security, which can take time to complete. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening
- February 10, 2018

After showing up late, the VP meant to quickly leave after a photo session. CNN reported Friday that during a luncheon between the delegates and Moon, Kim Yo Jong may invite the president to visit Pyongyang sometime this year, citing several diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of the North's intentions. (more...)
Man arrested at Georgia Kroger for spanking stranger's child Man arrested at Georgia Kroger for spanking stranger's child
- February 10, 2018

A 62-year-old man in the United States has been arrested for allegedly smacking a stranger's child three times at a supermarket. Before he knew it, Martinez slapped his son on the top of his hand, grabbed his arm, turned him around and spanked him three times. (more...)
Police 'arrest man accused of stalking Bella Hadid' Police 'arrest man accused of stalking Bella Hadid'
- February 10, 2018

She called the New York Police Department on Thursday after noticing the man had posted a photo of her apartment building on Instagram , while other reports suggest Bella actually saw the man walking near her apartment. 'It gets a lot better once you have to talk to people every day. Gigi , 22, and Bella , 21, have enjoyed successful careers as models in recent years, and they both now appear on the front cover of British Vogue magazine. (more...)
US Rep. Rick Nolan won't run for re-election in 8th District US Rep. Rick Nolan won't run for re-election in 8th District
- February 10, 2018

Nolan won his first House race in 1974, part of a massive, historic class of Democrats that went on to reshape how Congress functioned. They have been incredibly patient and supportive. Matt Gorman, the NRCC's communications director, celebrated the retirement in a statement, adding that it "saved us the trouble of defeating him this fall". (more...)
Trump signs bill after brief wait Friday morning Trump signs bill after brief wait Friday morning
- February 10, 2018

Cornyn said Paul's objections were "wasting everybody's time" and said the Kentuckian would "effectively shut down the federal government for no real reason". A single Republican senator late Thursday held up a bipartisan bill to keep the USA government open hours before federal funds expired. The deal found support in both parties largely because it has something for everyone - both the military spending Republicans wanted and the money for domestic programs Democrats sought. (more...)
GM Bob Quinn, Lions Agree to Contract Extension GM Bob Quinn, Lions Agree to Contract Extension
- February 10, 2018

The hiring of Matt Patricia as their next head coach could lead to a renewed effort in instituting a larger involvement of runs plays, and possibly adding pieces to the backfield to help achieve that goal. The Lions took left tackle Taylor Decker with the 16th pick of the first round in Quinn's first draft as GM, and linebacker Jarrad Davis No. 21 overall previous year. (more...)
Pipeline Project in $12m Settlement for Permit Violations Pipeline Project in $12m Settlement for Permit Violations
- February 10, 2018

Critics doubt that the DEP's decision to lift a stop-work order will ensure fewer environmental violations when construction resumes. The Mariner East 2 pipeline is the second of three pipelines created to carry gas liquids from the shale region of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia to a terminal that Sunoco has built on the site of its former Marcus Hook refinery. (more...)
Night to Shine Jax promises unforgettable evening for 1000 guests Night to Shine Jax promises unforgettable evening for 1000 guests
- February 10, 2018

Christian athlete Tim Tebow will himself attend several of the Night to Shine prom's. Organizers say they will apply again soon to be able to host another Night to Shine next year. When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. (more...)