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California Rep. Darrell Issa to retire after the end of his term

California Rep. Darrell Issa to retire after the end of his term Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, also represents an Orange County district that went for Clinton over Trump. Ed Royce announced Monday he won't seek re-election, leaving his district vulnerable to a potential party change in November. [Full Article...]

Israel tells illegal Africans to leave before April or face jail

Israel tells illegal Africans to leave before April or face jail It was gathered that the Israeli authorities have threatened to start jailing them from April if they do not leave. An immigration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there are some 38,000 migrants living illegally in Israel , and some 1,420 are being held in two detention centres. [Full Article...]

NM state lawmaker seeks to block border wall

NM state lawmaker seeks to block border wall On the heels of the loss of Alabama's longtime Republican Senate seat to a Democrat - a race in which Trump-backed candidates lost twice - the president also said Saturday he plans to be "very much involved" in GOP primaries during this year's midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Black Eyed Peas, minus Fergie, release socially conscious new single "Street Livin'"

Black Eyed Peas, minus Fergie, release socially conscious new single The Black Eyed Peas have released a politically charged new track accompanied by a black-and-white video set to images of key historical moments in the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements. These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and world. It's not yet known if "Street Livin" is a one-off single or whether the band are in the studio preparing a follow-up t... [Full Article...]

Creighton's Marcus Foster named to Wooden Award Midseason List

Creighton's Marcus Foster named to Wooden Award Midseason List He leads the American Athletic Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.4 and three-pointers per game (2.6), and ranks fifth nationally in three-point percentage (.527). Young has been the breakout star of the college basketball season. Gustafson is one of five Big Ten student-athletes to garner five Player of the Week awards in a single season. [Full Article...]

U.S. suspends security assistance to Pakistan over claims country is 'harbouring terrorists'

U.S. suspends security assistance to Pakistan over claims country is 'harbouring terrorists' Ghafoor said the USA had only reimbursed the expenditure which Pakistan had incurred while supporting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Tense ties between the uneasy allies nosedived on January 1 when U.S. The statement further added that during visits by USA officials, it was made a decision to move forward with mutual trust and cooperation, which would also lead to stability in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Republian majority in US Senate narrowed as new Dem

Republian majority in US Senate narrowed as new Dem Jones said former Vice President Joe Biden, who headlined Jones' campaign kickoff rally, and former Attorney General Eric Holder are expected to be among his guests today. While Smith may be the only Planned Parenthood alum in the upper chamber, she won't be its sole supporter. " Smith becomes the 22nd female senator, a record number of women serving at the same time in the 100-member body". [Full Article...]

US Natural Disasters In 2017 Were Expensive AF

US Natural Disasters In 2017 Were Expensive AF NOAA2017 was "a historic year of weather and climate disasters", according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hurricanes Harvey , Maria, and Irma propelled 2017 to become the costliest hurricane season on record at $265 billion, and California's awful wildfires also led to it also being the costliest wildfire year at $18 billion. [Full Article...]

SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of Wealthy Investor Visas

SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of Wealthy Investor Visas The previously unknown probe reportedly began this past May and focuses on the company's use of the EB-5 visa program, which awards green cards to immigrants who invest at least $500,000 in eligible US businesses. Kushner Cos.is not a publicly-traded company, but the SEC has jurisdiction to investigate the transaction because EB-5 investments are considered securities offerings, according to the ... [Full Article...]

Fiery semitrailer crash shuts down I-65 in southern Indiana

Fiery semitrailer crash shuts down I-65 in southern Indiana Witnesses told News 2 the semi crashed into a concrete barrier before bursting into flames. Troopers say a passenger in one of the trucks was hurt but expected to recover. Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene for cleanup. One person was injured in the accident, but it doesn't appear to be serious, a report from WHAS-11 said. [Full Article...]

Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission

Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission The Republican president made a decision to remove the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to avoid "endless legal battles at taxpayer expense", White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said . Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was co-chairman, with Vice President Mike Pence , of the ill-fated and unnecessary Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integr... [Full Article...]

Chinese troops have thinned in Doklam: Indian Army chief

Chinese troops have thinned in Doklam: Indian Army chief We will not allow our territory to be intruded or invaded. China is a powerful country, the Army chief admitted, but added that India is not a weak nation either. He further said that the Chinese troops have maintained their presence in Doka La though their numbers have thinned. Acknowledging the suspension of military aid to Pakistan by the US, General Rawat averred it was premature to talk ho... [Full Article...]

Hamas Official Shoots Himself in Head By Mistake

Hamas Official Shoots Himself in Head By Mistake Al-Alami was at home in Gaza when he shot himself while "inspecting his personal weapon", according to a statement to reporters by Hamas spokesperson Fawzy Barhoum. Al-Alami has previously served as a member of Hamas' political bureau, as a liaison between Iran and Hamas, as a terror coordinator out of Syria, and recently as a fundraiser for the terror group. [Full Article...]

President Trump Takes Action to Expand Internet Access for Rural America

President Trump Takes Action to Expand Internet Access for Rural America Trump drew the first of his standing ovations when he pointed out that the tax bill doubled the estate tax exemption "so you can keep your farm in your family." Enjoying the applause Trump went on, "Obviously, you love your families; otherwise, you wouldn't be standing for that one". [Full Article...]

Freezing rain, sleet on tap in MA on Saturday

Freezing rain, sleet on tap in MA on Saturday Meanwhile, Saturday morning will bring a change to snow near the US border with Canada, and freezing rain in parts of western CT, western and central MA and much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. In 1901, the temperature in Evansville, Ind., dropped from 65 to 0 in a single day. There's going to be a lot less snow on the ground by Saturday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Appeals Court Strikes Down NC Voting Districts for Partisan Gerrymandering

Appeals Court Strikes Down NC Voting Districts for Partisan Gerrymandering Rick Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California at Irvine, said that Republicans would likely appeal the decision back to the Supreme Court. Leaders of the Republican legislature plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, the Raleigh News and Observer reported. "For the past several months, plaintiffs have made dozens of strained legal arguments against the map... [Full Article...]

Eric Clapton reveals he's losing his hearing and suffering from tinnitus

Eric Clapton reveals he's losing his hearing and suffering from tinnitus Clapton has been open about the health issues that have impeded his playing over the past few years (his 2016 album, I Still Do , notably featured a photo of him playing guitar with fingerless gloves, as a result of eczema). Clapton admits that he found watching parts of the new documentary hard as "it goes on so long about the hard part of my life". Clapton was promoting Eric Clapton: Life in... [Full Article...]

Fire crews battle massive blaze at scrap metal facility

Fire crews battle massive blaze at scrap metal facility Dublin Fire Brigade released video footage showing huge columns of black smoke billowing out of the scrapyard. Firefighters said they took a very cautious way in tackling the fire in fear of the possible explosion of fuel tanks of the scrapped cars piled at the plant. [Full Article...]

Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 54.12M shares. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of GE in report on Monday, August 7 with "Hold" rating. Several other institutional investors have also sold shares of the company. 92 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. It also increased its holding in Synnex Corp (NYSE:SNX) by 9,774 shares in the quarter, for a total of... [Full Article...]

What everyone is missing in Zuma's state capture announcement

What everyone is missing in Zuma's state capture announcement South Africa's public protector called on Mr Zuma to establish the judicial commission of inquiry in November 2016, in order to investigate allegations that the Gupta business family had exploited ties with the president to influence government business, including cabinet appointments. [Full Article...]


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