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US Senate Passes Budget Bill to End Gov't Shutdown

US Senate Passes Budget Bill to End Gov't Shutdown The deal appears to have the votes to pass, but rules of the Senate allow individual senators to hold up the process. Rand Paul (R-KY), approved the measure 71-28 after 1 a.m. Those two words infuriated and exasperated his Republican colleagues and thrilled his conservative supporters. Republicans pointed to money they have long sought for the Pentagon. [Full Article...]

Lawmaker holds up gun during debate on gun laws

Lawmaker holds up gun during debate on gun laws If state agencies or state public institutions aren't violating the intent, language and spirit of the existing enhanced carry permit law, they should have no concerns with this legislation . SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said Wednesday that athletic opponents "will decline opportunities" to play at Ole Miss and Mississippi State if pending gun legislation is allowed to pass in the state of Mis... [Full Article...]

Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office

Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office In an interview with an Israeli newspaper that was excerpted ahead of its full publication tomorrow, Trump described his Jerusalem move as a "high point" of his first year in office. But it was an extremely important promise - and I fulfilled it", Trump said. "All the other presidents failed to keep their promise, despite the fact that they promised it during the course of their election campaig... [Full Article...]

Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Rebuttal to GOP Probe Memo

Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Rebuttal to GOP Probe Memo However, the letter adds that the president would be willing to review a new draft of the memo if they classify some parts, "given the public interest in transparency and in these unprecedented circumstances, the President has directed that Justice Department personnel be available to give technical assistance to the Committee, should the Committee wish to revise the February 5th Memorandum to m... [Full Article...]

Bengal woman's kidney sold off in lieu of dowry

Bengal woman's kidney sold off in lieu of dowry An Indian man is in police custody after allegedly stealing one of his wife's kidneys to serve as a dowry. Sarkar alleges that her husband sold off her kidney to make up for her family's failure to meet dowry demands. They were charged under Section 19 (punishment for commercial dealings in human organs) and Section 21 (offences by companies involved in any such act) of the Transplantation of ... [Full Article...]

Aly Raisman: Olympic Coach Knew About Larry Nassar's Abuse

Aly Raisman: Olympic Coach Knew About Larry Nassar's Abuse I know he didn't ask us any questions", said Raisman . Chatman heartbreakingly described how her family's inherent trust in Nassar was manipulated, all so he could molest her daughter. The former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor will also begin serving a concurrent sentence of at least 40 years to 125 years for his plea agreement in Eaton County. [Full Article...]

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage But he said it would not have been right for Britain to block the move. Under the new law, same-sex couples who have already Wednesday will still be recognized as married but no new marriages will be allowed. The Bermuda Legislature approved the Domestic Partnership Act after a public referendum in favor of traditional marriage, effectively reversing the Bermuda Supreme Court ruling of May, 20... [Full Article...]

Trump ends brief government shutdown - DETAILS…

Trump ends brief government shutdown - DETAILS… President Trump announced he signed a new budget deal Friday morning to officially end the federal government shutdown . Substantial increases in military and domestic spending : Under the agreement, previously established defense spending limits would be lifted by $165 billion over two years - by $80 billion in the current fiscal year and $85 billion in the next one. [Full Article...]

Michael Porter Jr. Hopeful Doctor Will Clear Him For Practice

Michael Porter Jr. Hopeful Doctor Will Clear Him For Practice Friday Porter said he has been working out and is feeling great. He hasn't played since the Tigers' season opener, and he left the game after only two minutes. Meanwhile, the Tigers have gone 16-8 without him (fourth in the SEC). Missouri has done an admirable job remaining in NCAA tournament contention even with the elder Porter brother not in uniform. [Full Article...]

Tiger cub found in the mail

Tiger cub found in the mail The baby tiger was only detected when a sniffer dog searching for contraband noticed something odd about the container. The container had been perforated to provide air to the tiny cub, authorities said. This is an endangered species, due to illegal hunting for the acquisition of its skin. The Office for Environmental Protection said officials were shocked to discover the cub who was severely ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un show up at opening ceremony...sort of

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un show up at opening ceremony...sort of He said , " Athletes from the two Koreas will work together for victory, and that will resonate with and be remembered in the hearts of people around the world as a sign of peace". Of these, eight African countries will be represented at the games, which is the most African participants in the history of the Winter Olympics . [Full Article...]

Pelosi 'Dreamers' speech clocks in at eight hours

Pelosi 'Dreamers' speech clocks in at eight hours Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with nearly $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse. [Full Article...]

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties She said that personally, she still needed to study what finally passes but it "likely would promise some big challenges for me". Eastern as she neared the six-hour mark of her ongoing remarks. The House minority leader began her speech at 10:04 local time (15:04 GMT) - and did not finish until the evening. "For Democrats, the seriousness of your commitment to Dreamers will be revealed by this vot... [Full Article...]

Weather forces closure of Sun Prairie Area School District schools

Weather forces closure of Sun Prairie Area School District schools New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. The high will be near 23 degrees. Southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Friday night there is a 40 percent chance of snow. Snow is already here in Mid-Michigan this morning and will continue for much of the day, especially persistent the farther south you are where the advisories have been issued. [Full Article...]

Trump meets with FBI, Justice officials on Democratic intelligence memo

Trump meets with FBI, Justice officials on Democratic intelligence memo White House counsel Don McGahn says in a letter to the committee that the memo contains "numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages". Page was monitored for almost a year. The disagreements have escalated over the a year ago as Democrats have charged that Republicans aren't taking the panel's investigation into Russian election meddling seriously enough. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea South Korea , meanwhile, said it "will strive to solve" the issue of a statue symbolizing comfort women in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. North Korea has sent a cheering squad, performance artists and a member of its ruling family as Olympic-inspired warmer ties with South Korea provide a respite from tensions on the peninsula. [Full Article...]

Heavy Winter Storms Expected Tonight Through Saturday Morning

Heavy Winter Storms Expected Tonight Through Saturday Morning It was a great day for kids to go sledding, make snow angels and play with pets outside instead of reading, writing and arithmetic. A major winter storm pounding the U.S. • Southgate and the rest of the Downriver area could see 6-10 inches. Tonight there's a 90 percent chance of 2 inches of new snow accumulation after 7 p.m. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers A lot of action. They didn't trade the Nets pick, the most valuable chip in a potential post-LeBron rebuild. On to THE LAND I go. Cleveland sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers , Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to the Jazz, Iman Shumpert to the Kings, and Dwyane Wade to the Heat. [Full Article...]

Cavs Trade Six Players, Add Four to Improve Championship Prospects

Cavs Trade Six Players, Add Four to Improve Championship Prospects That's no longer the case after sending six players out the door and welcoming in George Hill , Rodney Hood , Larry Nance Jr . and Jordan Clarkson . Because Dwyane did come in large part because of LeBron , and because of the situation here. "We take financials into consideration but we're looking at talent first and foremost, " he said. [Full Article...]

Bypolls to Gorakhpur, Araria Lok Sabha seats on March11

Bypolls to Gorakhpur, Araria Lok Sabha seats on March11 Similarly, the by-poll to the Araria Lok Sabha seat - necessitated by the demise of RJD's Mohammed Taslimuddin who had won the seat in the 2014 general elections despite the "Modi wave" - and to the two assembly constituencies in the state will be the first electoral test of chief minister Nitish Kumar since his hasty break-up with the RJD and Congress previous year and his return to the NDA. [Full Article...]


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