Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Tracker: How many medals will United States win?

A North Korean art troupe also performed in Gangneung on Thursday and will perform in Seoul on Sunday before heading back home. Thomas Bach, IOC chief who previously said that there never has been "Plan B" even under nuclear tensions, said earlie... More..

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Korea official exempted from sanctions to attend Olympics
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Korea official exempted from sanctions to attend Olympics

ET / 3 a.m. PT, and for the first time ever, a US audience will be able to stream the action LIVE as it unfolds. The U.N. committee on North Korea sanctions on Thursday granted a North Korean official a t...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Equity Research Analyst's Stock Ratings: Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY), Energous Corporation (WATT)

Suntrust Robinson downgraded Dynegy Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained Dynegy Inc. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $9.0 target. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold ra...More..

Police officer killed, 2 wounded in Georgia shooting
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Police officer killed, 2 wounded in Georgia shooting

Reports say the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Henry County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), Henry County Police, Locust Grove Police, and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now...More..

Two Koreas shake hands at Olympic Games, but Pence avoids the encounter
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Two Koreas shake hands at Olympic Games, but Pence avoids the encounter

It came after the two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister, as the Games opened in a spirit of intense rapprochement. allies whose countr...More..

Trump, Long Island Lawmakers Talk Immigration, MS-13
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Trump, Long Island Lawmakers Talk Immigration, MS-13

Two weeks ago, Democrats rejected the administration's budget because it did not include a solution for the so-called Dreamers , young undocumented migrants brought to the USA as children. "If the Democratic...More..

USA flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

USA flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC

While flu or pneumonia was listed on 10.1% of death certificates for the week, Dr. Schuchat said deaths probably have not peaked. Nordlund said. Anytime H3N2 strains are dominant, as they are now, "we tend to...More..

Trump signs bill ending United States government shutdown
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Trump signs bill ending United States government shutdown

Just hours after the House of Representatives passed a historic $400 billion budget agreement in the early hours Friday morning, President Trump signed the bill into law; funding the federal government for ...More..

White House says it 'could have done better' regarding Porter allegations
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

White House says it 'could have done better' regarding Porter allegations

The support for an alleged batterer who served 13 months in a sensitive White House post is fueling scrutiny of the bench marks for disqualifying top staffers or denying them full security clearances. Trump's...More..

Africa sends 13 athletes to Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Africa sends 13 athletes to Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

Others dignitaries in attendance included Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence . The South Korean and North Korean Olympic delegations walked together during the parade of...More..

Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

The head of the North's delegation, Kim Yong Nam , is expected to arrive on Friday. "President (Donald) Trump has said he always believes in talking". North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has previously gone on...More..

1 killed in Libya mosque explosion
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

1 killed in Libya mosque explosion

A twin bombing attack in a mosque claimed the lives of two people and 55 other injured. Al Wasat, after referring to "dead and wounded" according to the television's sources, subsequently reported "dozens of wo...More..

President Trump says he wishes WH aide Rob Porter well after resignation
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

President Trump says he wishes WH aide Rob Porter well after resignation

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president and Kelly retained "full confidence and trust" in Porter. On Wednesday, when the story broke, Kelly said he was "shocked" by the most rece...More..

Major stock indexes lose 10 percent in two weeks amid correction
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Major stock indexes lose 10 percent in two weeks amid correction

The NASDAQ , meanwhile, was down 3.9% on the day, and has likewise lost its gains for 2018. On Friday, the Dow plunged 665.75 points, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq dropped 2.12 percent and 1.96 percent ...More..

Lebanon Vows It Will Use Offshore Energy Reserves Disputed by Israel
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Lebanon Vows It Will Use Offshore Energy Reserves Disputed by Israel

Lebanon and Israel exchanged threats and condemnations for that demarcation and even the Lebanese government requested United Nations advice to establish border limits, but the Zionist entity rejects the presen...More..

Track snow plows in your area, see road conditions with MiDrive cameras
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Track snow plows in your area, see road conditions with MiDrive cameras

Debra Ackerman, 46, said she had planned to be on a flight to San Diego at 8:35 a.m. before it was canceled at 6 a.m. Friday . As expected, with the Winter Storm Warning and the prediction of heavy snow, a...More..

East Ghouta 'drowning in blood' after third day of bombing
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

East Ghouta 'drowning in blood' after third day of bombing

Meanwhile, the Syrian military affirmed armed forces' readiness to confront any attack and "to foil it and to continue the war against terrorism till eliminating it and restoring security and stability to all t...More..

Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea

It remains to be seen whether North and South Korea can actually live together. She is one of the highest-profile members of the North Korean delegation to enter South Korea in advance of the 2018 Winter O...More..

White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout

He is a friend, a confidant and a trusted professional. However, Kelly's first response to the allegations against Porter were similar to those of other men accused of harassment or abuse in the president...More..

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman, searches for 2 others off NJ coast
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman, searches for 2 others off NJ coast

The search covered a total 767 square nautical miles and included Coast Guard, state, and local responders. "Definitely very concerning given the frigid waters and air temperatures so it's challenging conditi...More..

Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks

Meanwhile, CNN early Friday morning reported that Pence and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, were seated within feet of each other, but not in the same viewing box, at the Opening Ceremoni...More..

Senate passes massive spending bill to avoid government shutdown
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Senate passes massive spending bill to avoid government shutdown

If the deal is passed by the Senate, it will be sent to the House. The White House said in a statement that he will sign it into law, which would extend government funding through March 23. Failure to agree...More..

Salesforce invests $2 billion into its Canadian business
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Salesforce invests $2 billion into its Canadian business

A Canadian program allows businesses to get work permits for foreign workers in about two weeks. The prime minister didn't answer directly when asked if the current immigration climate in the United States is...More..

Oxfam pressed over claims its aid staff in Haiti used prostitutes
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Oxfam pressed over claims its aid staff in Haiti used prostitutes

In the wake of the quake that killed 220,000 , injured 300,000 and left 1.5 million homeless, a confidential report by the charity found that some staff in the besieged Caribbean nation acted in a " culture of...More..

McConnell officially tees up immigration debate next week
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

McConnell officially tees up immigration debate next week

In addition to Paul's objections , it is also unclear whether enough House Democrats will support the package. The shutdown was the second in three weeks. Meanwhile, many Democrats are also opposing th...More..

Egypt begins security operation against 'terrorists'
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Egypt begins security operation against 'terrorists'

The Egyptian army on Friday announced the imminent launch of a wide-ranging operation aimed at targeting "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula, according to army spokesman Colonel Tamer al-Rifai. In Nov...More..

Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms

The board instructed the school to decide the matter through sufficient talks with the PTA and local residents. He said he chose Armani because its boutique is near the school. Education minister Yoshimasa Ha...More..

Olympics under way: U.S. beats Russian athletes in curling
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Olympics under way: U.S. beats Russian athletes in curling

The CAS decision with met with severe criticism from the International Olympic Committee, claiming that it will have a " very negative " impact on the global fight against doping. The IOC, however, has refused ...More..

Tony Romo will compete in PGA Tour event in Dominican Republic
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Tony Romo will compete in PGA Tour event in Dominican Republic

Tony Romo is bringing this swing to the PGA Tour's (Corales Puntacana Resort &) Club Championship. Romo, now CBS' top National Football League analyst, will be one of the "celebrities" in the field at Pebb...More..

US Secretly Tried To Open Talks With Iran Over Prisoners
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

US Secretly Tried To Open Talks With Iran Over Prisoners

A senior Iranian official says the West must ensure that the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before his country can begin to discuss other issues affecting the Middle East region. The first challenge the Europ...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Trump signs USA budget bill to end government shutdown

But lawmakers struggled to overcome last-minute objections from Republican Senator Rand Paul. He calls the spending plan a "BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes". Senate Demo...More..

Nagaland Polls: Nomination of 227 candidates cleared
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Nagaland Polls: Nomination of 227 candidates cleared

Kohima: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha on Thursday said 227 nominations filed out of 257 for the 27 February Assembly polls have been found to be valid. The party has made a d...More..

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

The budget bill, backed by Republican President Donald Trump, would end for some time the fiscal policy squabbling that has consumed Congress for months. Even without Pelosi, House passage of the budget bill wa...More..

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal to Raise Defense Spending Over 2 Years
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal to Raise Defense Spending Over 2 Years

Therefore, the House will have to vote separately on the Senate-passed legislation to send it to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. Fiscal conservatives like the Freedom Caucus, have also indi...More..

South Korean restaurants refuse to stop selling dog meat during Olympic Games
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

South Korean restaurants refuse to stop selling dog meat during Olympic Games

Kim Yong Nam and Kim Yo Jong , both of them in dark coats with fur collars, were met by the South's unification minister and other officials. Kim Yo Jong was part of a diplomatic delegation led by ceremonia...More..

Geelani demands return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Geelani demands return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat

The call for the shutdown was given by leadership of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. Strongly criticizing state administration for imposing...More..

Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump

Mr. Warner, Virginia Democrat, was in contact with lobbyist Adam Waldman, who had ties to Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska, to try and connect with Christopher Steele , the author of the dossier. He did n...More..

Shore Capital Reaffirms
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Shore Capital Reaffirms "Not Rated" Rating for Ocado Group (OCDO)

The stock of Capita plc (LON:CPI) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Friday, December 9 by Barclays Capital. They now have a GBX 1232.00 target price on firm. National Storage Affiliates is a real estate invest...More..

Another government shutdown looms as budget deal hits snag in Senate
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Another government shutdown looms as budget deal hits snag in Senate

Meadows told MSNBC Wednesday that a bipartisan deal will draw "120 or 140 Democrats and maybe about the same on Republicans sending this to the president's desk". "I'm hoping when I take a closer look at it, ...More..

Barnier warns that border checks 'unavoidable' if United Kingdom leaves single market
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Barnier warns that border checks 'unavoidable' if United Kingdom leaves single market

Responding, Mr Barnier said: "I'm surprised by these disagreements and if they persist, a transition is not a given". The EU is calling for freedom of movement to continue during the transition, but British o...More..

Donald Trump I'm Better Than Obama!!! Well, At Least For Today
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Donald Trump I'm Better Than Obama!!! Well, At Least For Today

The poll, conducted by Connecticut's Quinnipiac University, showed that 40% of respondents - the highest in seven months - are "satisfied" by how Trump has been managing things since taking office. 85 percent o...More..

UN Rejects Appeal For Monthlong Syria Cease-Fire Opposed By Russia
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

UN Rejects Appeal For Monthlong Syria Cease-Fire Opposed By Russia

Four days of ferocious Syrian government raids on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta have killed more than 200 civilians, a war monitor said on Thursday. "The commission remains committed to fulfilling ...More..

Canada helicopters 'not for attack'
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Canada helicopters 'not for attack'

The Philippine government can consider other sellers of military helicopters, if the Canadian government refuses to push through with the deal, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday. He added t...More..

Senior members of Trump's administration knew about allegations of abuse against staffer
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Senior members of Trump's administration knew about allegations of abuse against staffer

Asked specifically if Kelly knew before Tuesday night about some of the domestic abuse allegations against Porter, Shah repeated that he would not get into the "specifics of what may have emerged from the inves...More..

Regime attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta 'alarming': Turkey
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Regime attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta 'alarming': Turkey

On Wednesday, the Syrian army said it intercepted an Israeli attack on a military position in Jamraya, northwest of Damascus . The overnight air strikes were confirmed by Syria's state-run radio network,...More..

Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities

Meanwhile, the UN-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed deep concern over the further escalation of violence in Idlib governorate and in eastern Ghouta . Various Islamic...More..

Raisman: Olympic coach may have known of Nassar's abuse in 2011
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Raisman: Olympic coach may have known of Nassar's abuse in 2011

She cited the story as an example of yet another part of the Nassar scandal that remains uninvestigated, which she fears will continue if the US Olympic Committee doesn't begin a truly independent probe with ...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

House passes bipartisan budget deal, ending government shutdown after 5 1/2 hours

Domestic spending is up, but a lot of that is disaster funding that Congress nearly certainly would have eventually approved anyway. The White House's Office of Management and Budget said earlier in the eve...More..

Olympics: North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Olympics: North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone ahead with a military parade the day before the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony in South Korea , in an act that some will see as provocative. Kim Yo Jong , the si...More..

PM's Palestine Visit: Defence, Security On Agenda, 12 Pacts To Be Inked
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

PM's Palestine Visit: Defence, Security On Agenda, 12 Pacts To Be Inked

After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12. Mr Modi will not be entering Ramallah from Israel and is instead flying to Jordan first before taking a hel...More..