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Justices Won't Review Challenges to Mississippi's Anti-Gay Law

Justices Won't Review Challenges to Mississippi's Anti-Gay Law Under the law, three beliefs are protected: marriage happens only between a man and a woman, sex should only take place in that kind of marriage and a person's gender is decided at birth and can not be changed. The Campaign for Southern Equality was represented by Roberta Kaplan of Kaplan & Company. The group was part of the team defending Mississippi's law. [Full Article...]

United States apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

United States apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents A USA military helicopter has made an emergency landing on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa , in the second such incident in the area in recent days. Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga told reporters, "I am really speechless". The aircraft took off and flew to the Futenma base on Tuesday morning. His sentiments echo those of most Okinawans, including local officials and assembly members, who are... [Full Article...]

Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, 2 sons

Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, 2 sons Twice this year, Las Vegas juries acquitted or deadlocked on felony charges against Bundy supporters. When she declared the mistrial in December, Navarro said federal prosecutors withheld evidence that could have been favorable for the defense, in violation of the Brady rule , the LA Times report said. [Full Article...]

FERC Was Right to Reject DOE Proposal to Bail Out Coal Plants

FERC Was Right to Reject DOE Proposal to Bail Out Coal Plants It is giving grid operators 60 days to submit comments on the new study . And critics said that it would have largely helped a handful of coal and nuclear companies, including the utility FirstEnergy and coal mining firm Murray Energy. [Full Article...]

Trump Seeks $18 Billion To Extend Border Wall Over 10 Years

Trump Seeks $18 Billion To Extend Border Wall Over 10 Years Updates to the US-Mexico border wall proposal include a 316-mile-long extension to the existing 654-mile barrier, as well as replacing and building up to 407 miles of secondary wall at an estimated cost of $ 18 billion (£13.3 billion). [Full Article...]

VP Mike Pence to Visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel Later This Month

VP Mike Pence to Visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel Later This Month Trump's decision upended decades of USA policy, which said the final status of Jerusalem should be determined through peace negotiations. For decades, USA policy held that Jerusalem's status was a matter for Palestinians and Israelis to settle as part of a broad peace deal. [Full Article...]

Car Bomb in Idlib Kills 23

Car Bomb in Idlib Kills 23 The U.N. says more than 2.5 million people are now living in Idlib, including more than 1 million displaced by fighting from other parts the Syria . A full-blown government offensive could cause large-scale destruction and massive displacement. [Full Article...]

City offices closing for MLK Day

City offices closing for MLK Day Trash and recycling normally collected on Monday, Jan. 15, will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The annual MLK National Holiday Celebration includes five free, family-friendly events created to promote inclusiveness in Mecklenburg County. [Full Article...]

Conservative Party announce WRONG person as new party chairman

Conservative Party announce WRONG person as new party chairman All the indications are that May is not strong enough to move the most senior cabinet ministers - Boris Johnson (foreign), Philip Hammond (chancellor), Amber Rudd (home) and David Davies ( Brexit ) - even if she wanted to in case they make trouble for her from the back benches. [Full Article...]

How Donald Trump spends his three hours of "executive time" every morning

How Donald Trump spends his three hours of This is to allow for what the White House is calling "Executive Time", which is code for spending time in the residence, watching TV news and tweeting. on shorter days and around 6 p.m. on longer days - Trump usually goes back to the residence and watches TV, makes phone calls, and goes on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Egypt sets presidential election date day after Sisi rival bows out

Egypt sets presidential election date day after Sisi rival bows out Elections in Egypt will be held between March 26 and 28. The official list of candidates is set to be announced on 23 February, 2018. Should there be a need for a re-election, the vote for expatriates will take place between April 19 and 21 and voters in the country between April 24 and 26. [Full Article...]

US Ambassador Haley: N. Korea's Nuclear Threat Remains 'Very Dangerous'

On Sunday, Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations said President Trump's nuclear button tweet was meant to keep Kim "on his toes" by warning that the US has superior nuclear capabilities and would respond to an attack with overwhelming force. [Full Article...]

United States bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high

Across the United States, 362 people were killed due to extreme weather disasters past year, the report said. That number shatters the previous record of $215 billion set in 2005. Average annual temperatures for the contiguous United States were 54.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12.6 degrees Celsius), 2.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average and the third warmest since recordkeeping began in 1... [Full Article...]

Turkish TV airs Egypt intelligence tapes on Jerusalem

Turkish TV airs Egypt intelligence tapes on Jerusalem However, "like all our Arab brothers", Egypt would condemn the decision in public, Kholi told the TV hosts. Cairo voiced anger on Sunday over a New York Times article that said the paper had obtained recordings of an Egyptian intelligence officer directing talk show hosts to play down the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and that Palestinians should content themselves with a ... [Full Article...]

Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in the line of duty

Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in the line of duty He began to pursue a suspect on foot and shots were fired at the deputy, striking him. One white male was found dead at the scene but police are actively looking for another black male suspect who is believed to be armed and unsafe. Another suspect is still at large. Bethel School District canceled all classes for Monday out of "an abundance of caution", it reported on its Facebook page. [Full Article...]

Israel Bans 20 Organizations from Entry for Promoting Boycott of Country

The prominent British campaign group War on Want has been listed as one of 20 foreign NGOs whose representatives are banned from visiting Israel over their support of the pro-Palestinian boycott, sanctions and divestment ( BDS ) movement. [Full Article...]

'I'm Too Drunk': Florida Driver Calls 911 on Himself

'I'm Too Drunk': Florida Driver Calls 911 on Himself He could not even tell the operator where he was when asked, he told her 'I don't know, I'm too drunk'. When he did so, he revealed: "Look, I'm parked in the middle of the road", before sirens could be heard in the background shortly afterwards. [Full Article...]

UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet His departure is a blow for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who trusted him as a loyal supporter who could work with her key allies in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. James Brokenshire said he was quitting because he is about to have surgery for a lesion on his lung and will need time to recover. Downing Street sources indicated the reshuffle was expected to be conducted over t... [Full Article...]

Qatar Open: Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title

Qatar Open: Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title Given a wildcard following his return from a four-month injury-layoff, Frenchman Gael Monfils made full use of the opportunity by annexing the Qatar Open tennis title with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says he is 'stable genius' after book questions mental fitness

Donald Trump says he is 'stable genius' after book questions mental fitness Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair denied a report that he had floated to White House adviser Jared Kushner the possibility that British intelligence could have had Trump campaign staff or then-candidate Trump under surveillance. "Where do I send the box of chocolates?" he said. While the president said he never spoke to Wolff for the book, the author said he spoke to Trump during the campaign ... [Full Article...]


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