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Senate Confirms Alex Azar as New Secretary of Health and Human Services

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as New Secretary of Health and Human Services Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., were the Republicans who declined to vote. Most Democrats opposed Azar's nomination, and several delivered impassioned speeches on Tuesday and Wednesday that criticized Azar for raising drug prices while he was at USA pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly & Co, where he spent five years as president of its US unit. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom 'not a vassal state': Brexit minister forced to defend transition deal

United Kingdom 'not a vassal state': Brexit minister forced to defend transition deal When asked about what he thought might be the hard elements in the transition deal, Mr Davis said he thought the arguments would surround issues such as doing "outside negotiations" on trade deals with non-EU countries. "As the Conservative party and only the Conservative party will deliver a referendum and a renegotiation on Europe, will the prime minister tell us his intentions of bringing to th... [Full Article...]

Davos 2018: More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland

Davos 2018: More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland President Donald Trump , according to Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno. "We believe that isolationism won't take us forward", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the elite gathered in the snowy Alpine town. and unfortunately every single day there are various parties violating the rules and trying to take unfair advantage", Ross said. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minist... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Offers Trump 5% Incentive to Build Golf Courses, Hotels

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Offers Trump 5% Incentive to Build Golf Courses, Hotels While few doubt the commitment to economic recovery, there is scepticism about democratisation. Mnangagwa disputed the numbers and said the issue was being addressed nationally. "So there is no impediment anymore between us and joining the Commonwealth", said President Mnangagwa . Particularly after 2000, as he worked to retain power, government. [Full Article...]

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Will Be Held Inside Of A Baseball Stadium

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Will Be Held Inside Of A Baseball Stadium The Royal Rumble is just days away, coming to the WWE Network and PPV on Sunday, January 28. I think this will be the third time in Royal Rumble history that the event will take place in a bigger venue than a normal sized arena. In an interview with AZCentral.com , John Saboor , who serves as Executive Vice-President of Special Events for WWE mentioned that the proximity of the two venu... [Full Article...]

Could you pass the cognitive test that Donald Trump took recently?

Could you pass the cognitive test that Donald Trump took recently? That said, Trump's BMI, 29.9, indicates he is not only overweight, but nearly clinically obese, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . A million women strong out there to celebrate the President's first kickass year in office. He tweeted: "Now his doctor says he's 75 inches". "It was interesting when I spoke to Dr. [Full Article...]

UF football players back on team after serving suspension

UF football players back on team after serving suspension He spent a handful of years coaching running backs at West Virginia and Marshall before coaching the same position at Florida prior to the move. A fifth suspended player - defensive end Keivonnis Davis - continues to recover from non-football injuries related to a scooter accident last fall. [Full Article...]

Storms Possible Overnight into Tuesday Morning

Storms Possible Overnight into Tuesday Morning Although the Chetco River was receding, Tuesday night the gauge at Second Bridge report it was flowing at 4,860 cubic feet per second (cfs), above the median of 3,120 cfs. South wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. [Full Article...]

WNY Babies "R" Us on list of stores planned to close

WNY Babies The company also plans to turn several of its locations into co-branded Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores. The closures are to begin next month, with Babies "R" Us locations accounting for at least half. The retailer declared bankruptcy in September. Toys R Us is headquartered in Wayne, N.J. It operates about 1,600 stores around the world and has almost 65,000 employees worldwide, accordi... [Full Article...]

EasyJet revenue spikes as passengers flock to airline

EasyJet revenue spikes as passengers flock to airline His departure will be announced on Tuesday morning as part of a wider restructuring of the company's commercial functions, a source said, alongside its first quarter results. Those bankruptcies have fuelled growth at EasyJet by taking some of that excess capacity out of the market. UBS has a Buy rating on the airline, although its price target of 1,660p is nearly up with events after a 6% shar... [Full Article...]

Coalition Precision Strikes Kill Scores of ISIS Terrorists in Syria

Coalition Precision Strikes Kill Scores of ISIS Terrorists in Syria He said the strike involved "over a week's worth" of intelligence work involving multiple kinds of coalition intelligence as well as information from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the IS on the ground. The kill count of the last six weeks runs into the hundreds (per belligerent) and whilst airstrikes have been the main cause for ISIS deaths, vehicle bomb attacks have been the core ... [Full Article...]

California Senate Proclaims This Week California School Choice Week

California Senate Proclaims This Week California School Choice Week National School Choice Week gives us a time to refocus and reconnect. Complacency is risky in the face of such sobering performance metrics. Two decades of research on private school choice programs has shown that participating students are more likely to graduate high school and go on to college. [Full Article...]

Cecile Richards Stepping Down From Planned Parenthood

Cecile Richards Stepping Down From Planned Parenthood On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood issued a statement saying that "Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood's future at the upcoming board meeting". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to secure passage of the measure. Richards' retirement follows the FBI's request for documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, obtained from... [Full Article...]

2 dead, 14 injured in Afghanistan's 'Save the Children' attack

2 dead, 14 injured in Afghanistan's 'Save the Children' attack There are several other aid agencies in the area, along with government offices. At least three people have been killed and 20 injured in the attack so far, which was claimed by members of the Islamic State militant group ( ISIS ). Why are charities targeted in Afghanistan? It now runs programmes across 16 provinces in Afghanistan. Today's terrorist attack against the NGO Save the Childr... [Full Article...]

Shopian: Teen killed in forces firing

Shopian: Teen killed in forces firing News agency GNS reported that two teenage boys were injured after forces fired tear gas and pellets to chase away the protesters trying to disrupt the anti-militant operation. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, also tweeted, "Distressed to hear of two girls critically injured & a young boy who lost his life in clashes at Shopian". [Full Article...]

German far-right politician becomes Muslim, says spokesman

German far-right politician becomes Muslim, says spokesman In February of that year, then party leader Petry Frauke sparked outrage when she proclaimed that German border guards should use fire arms if necessary in order to prevent illegal border crossings by refugees and migrants. Kalbitz told CNN that he only learned about Wagner's conversion in a telephone conversation with him a few days later. The party won 94 seats in parliament, although two of t... [Full Article...]

One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation

One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation Andrew Dvash-Banks, an American citizen, and Elad Dvash-Banks, an Israeli, met while studying in Israel . A lawsuit was filed on Monday by Immigration Equality, an LGBT rights group, which says that the State Department is discriminating against same-sex binational couples by treating their children as if they were born out of wedlock. [Full Article...]

Station urges Packers fans to root for Eagles for charity

Station urges Packers fans to root for Eagles for charity The offense faced criticism and questions for weeks. Obviously, there were doubts, but for the most part, Nick Foles walked in and delivered a palpable knockout punch. Pederson also said the uptick in long completions might have been a result of the quarterback's increased comfort with his pass catchers. Obviously, the Eagles have shown they cannot only survive without Carson Wentz , but ev... [Full Article...]

Presidents Club will not host any further fundraising events

Presidents Club will not host any further fundraising events British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the resignation of a government education advisor who was involved in organising it. Anne Milton, the skills and apprenticeships minister with responsibility for the department's board, announced in Parliament, 24 January, that Meller had stood down from both his non-executive director role at the DfE and the Apprenticeship Delivery Board. [Full Article...]

MSNBC host destroys Trump for staying silent on Kentucky school shooting Video

MSNBC host destroys Trump for staying silent on Kentucky school shooting Video Two teenagers rampage through Columbine High School, fatally shooting 12 students and a teacher and wounding more than 20 others before killing themselves. Tuesday's shooting happened as students gathered in a common area, just before the day's first classes. And in times like this, you realize your life can be over so fast at any time. [Full Article...]


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