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Teachers strike ending with pay raises

Teachers strike ending with pay raises Lee didn't provide details on what kind of progress was made during talks today with state officials regarding West Virginia's statewide public school strikes , which school unions say will continue tomorrow. The U.S. Education Department's data show that the average annual salary for K-12 teachers ranged from $42,668 (South Dakota) to $79,637 (New York) in the 2016-17 school year. [Full Article...]

Scheer pledges Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if elected

Scheer pledges Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if elected US President Donald Trump announced in December 2017 that he was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and would move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. This is a positive development and it underscores the president's commitment to fulfill his campaign promise as soon as possible in order to avoid the political hills and valleys of world politics. [Full Article...]

N elects Nawaz as 'Quaid for life', Shahbaz as interim president

N elects Nawaz as 'Quaid for life', Shahbaz as interim president Central Working Committee on Tuesday elected Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as the party's acting president . According to sources the Senate election intricacies, approach to deal with the politicization of non-partisan bureaucracy, party strategy to go to the 2018 general elections, intra-party issues, the NAB references and the intensity of narrative vis-à-vis PML-N mass contact campa... [Full Article...]

Bay Area mayors speak out after federal agents detain multiple immigrants

Bay Area mayors speak out after federal agents detain multiple immigrants The San Francisco Chronicle publicized a rumored mass immigration enforcement operation targeting the Bay Area in January, which so far has yet to occur. Former ICE agent Claude Arnold agreed that immigration officials are not going after people indiscriminately, and nearly all the targets of ICE raids are individuals with serious criminal convictions. [Full Article...]

Ruling BJD wins Bijepur bypoll in Odisha

Ruling BJD wins Bijepur bypoll in Odisha Congress was pushed to the third spot as Pranay Sahu garnered 10274 votes. BJD candidate Rita Sahu secured around 1,02, 871 votes and captured almost 57 per cent of vote share in the crucial seat, which fell vacant following the death of her husband, Subal Sahu, in August 2017. [Full Article...]

Both vegetarian and Mediterranean diet good for the heart, says new study

Both vegetarian and Mediterranean diet good for the heart, says new study We know being vegetarian is healthy, but it's boring! We've found the solution and it's called "Flexitarianism". The final study cohort included 107 healthy but overweight individuals, aged 18 to 75 years old. Main results are that both diets have been found to be beneficial for cardiovascular prevention, in the same group of subjects at low risk of cardiovascular disease . [Full Article...]

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Donates 100 Millionth Book

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Donates 100 Millionth Book The 72-year-old performer has said her father's illiteracy inspired her to start the program in Tennessee, where she grew up. The storytime reading will take place at the Library of Congress' Young Readers Center in the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close

North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close A Blue House statement said the North Koreans expressed willingness to engage in a dialogue with the US and that Moon stressed that talks must open as soon as possible. Analysts say the North's overtures are meant to loosen sanctions imposed over its weapons programmes, and to weaken the alliance between Seoul and its security guarantor, the US. [Full Article...]

Militant killed, cop injured in Tral grenade blast

Militant killed, cop injured in Tral grenade blast In the grenade that was hurled on the police station, one police constable was severally injured. Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, son of Ghulam Muhammad Chopan, resident of Wagad village in Tral, was apprehended in Watlab, Sopore, on January 10 along with another militant and as many as nine "Over Ground Workers". [Full Article...]

Jacinda Ardern asked when baby was conceived by 'smitten' TV interviewer

Jacinda Ardern asked when baby was conceived by 'smitten' TV interviewer In the profile, Wooley asked Ardern about her baby's conception date, and called her "attractive". The interview was slammed by many on social media as inappropriate, with some calling it "creepy", reports the BBC. "Admittedly, although somewhat smitten just like the rest of her country, I do know that what's really important in politics has to be what you leave behind", Wooley says. [Full Article...]

Search Continues for Missing CDC Official

Search Continues for Missing CDC Official He was last seen leaving work midway through the day, saying he was feeling ill. Cunningham was not at the home, but his family found his wallet, credit cards cellphone, auto keys, and driver's license left behind. "This isn't ordinary", Terrell Cunningham said. On that morning, O'Connor said, Cunningham went to work after calling his sister. "We have seen people dying across the country of ... [Full Article...]

Bhaichung Bhutia quits TMC; BJP says would be glad to have him

Bhaichung Bhutia quits TMC; BJP says would be glad to have him Former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia had quit Trinamool congress on Monday. However, he has now disconnected himself from the party, and the reasons behind this exit are unknown yet. "He told me he has high regards for (Trinamool Congress chief) Mamata Banerjee but was unable to cope with the situation". He desires to do more for football and Sikkim. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Jail Sentence for Ex-South Korean President

Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Jail Sentence for Ex-South Korean President Park was involved in an elaborate corruption scandal that included influence peddling, abuse of authority, extortion to major corporations and embezzlement of public funds. The legislature impeached her in December, and she was formally removed from office by the Constitutional Court the following March, making her the first democratically elected South Korean leader to be ousted from office. [Full Article...]

API reports growth in U.S. oil inventories

API reports growth in U.S. oil inventories In earlier trading, both benchmarks had been down more than a dollar. Saudi Arabia will not substantially increase its oil output over the next 2-3 years if the OPEC production cut agreement is not extended, say analysts at BMI Research. [Full Article...]

Mid week utter cold, Snow onslaught from east then the southwest

Mid week utter cold, Snow onslaught from east then the southwest The unusual weather could continue as Storm Emma, packing more snow and ice, approaches western England from Portugal and France. On Thursday , a weather system, named as Storm Emma by the Portuguese weather service, will move north bringing moisture before meeting cold air with subsequent snow and further disruption expected into the weekend. [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Reserves Lower Court Decision On Immigrant Bond Hearings

SCOTUS Reserves Lower Court Decision On Immigrant Bond Hearings Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch , supported the judgment. "Wouldn't it be wiser just to say, 'let's leave things as they are?' If Congress wants to regulate in this courageous new world, it should do it", Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said during the hearing. [Full Article...]

North Korean Olympic Cheerleaders Are Being Lured Into Sex Slavery, Defector Says

North Korean Olympic Cheerleaders Are Being Lured Into Sex Slavery, Defector Says China also reacted angrily to the new US measures, saying on Saturday the unilateral targeting of Chinese firms and people risked harming cooperation on North Korea . The Olympics have given a boost to engagement between the two Koreas after more than a year of sharply rising tension over the North's missile tests and its sixth and largest nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. [Full Article...]

North Korea is willing to talk with US, South's leader says

North Korea is willing to talk with US, South's leader says Kim at the Olympic Stadium. "There was no interaction with the North Korean delegation", the official said. The nuclear-armed North has gone on a charm offensive over the Games, sending athletes, cheerleaders and performers. The Chinese foreign ministry said it had lodged "stern representations" with the United States over the measures. North Korea's delegation to the games, including more t... [Full Article...]

US says any talks with North Korea must lead to denuclearization

US says any talks with North Korea must lead to denuclearization The apparent diversion angered protest organizers who then directed their criticism toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is hosting the North Koreans. The progressive Seoul government's decision to overlook Kim's combative past has drawn fierce criticism from conservatives in South Korea. The protesters held signs which said Kim, who is making a three-day visit to the South, was the ... [Full Article...]

White House gives North Korea 'ultimatum' for having talks

White House gives North Korea 'ultimatum' for having talks The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) is set to stage a massive rally in central Seoul berating the liberal government for embracing Kim Yong-chol as the chief of the North's delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics despite his alleged role in the two attacks. [Full Article...]


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