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Donald Trump Suggests He's Done More for Black Americans Than Barack Obama Donald Trump Suggests He's Done More for Black Americans Than Barack Obama
- January 09, 2018

He believes that targeted infrastructure policy could reduce that gap, helping disadvantaged Americans get back to work. That's not a record, but for comparison to that African American rate, it is near its lowest point since 1972. Oh, and while implying that the trend never happened under the Democrats, which it did - twice. It's better than it has been, but compare that figure to the unemployment rate for whites. (more...)
Burning Iran tanker at risk of exploding Burning Iran tanker at risk of exploding
- January 09, 2018

The Chinese Transport Ministry says 32 people, a lot of them Iranians, are missing from an oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off the east coast of China. Greenpeace said in a statement it was "concerned about the potential environmental damage that could be caused by the 1 million barrels of crude oil on board". (more...)
We don't want to be like Besigye who had no plan - Kenya's Raila Odinga We don't want to be like Besigye who had no plan - Kenya's Raila Odinga
- January 09, 2018

The leaders vowed to resist pressure from their supporters to "lift the Bible and be sworn into office casually", saying they will follow a strict programme drawn by their advisers. "Following an interview with 'confidential sources", the Star - Kenya on 5 January reported that the controversial oath ceremony is treasonous and punishable by death. (more...)
NYC Pedestrian Deaths Drop 32 Percent Last Year NYC Pedestrian Deaths Drop 32 Percent Last Year
- January 09, 2018

In addition to redesigned streets, lower speed limits and an uptick in enforcement, the city also reprogramed 832 traffic signals to allow pedestrians a head start in crosswalks, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said, adding that work still remains. (more...)
Galveston police update shooting that killed 4 at resort Galveston police update shooting that killed 4 at resort
- January 09, 2018

Schirard says the four people shot had been staying together in the room where the bodies were found. "Three of the subjects found in the room have been confirmed dead and one is now in critical condition at UTMB". Police have not released their names or other details, but KTRK reported, citing unnamed sources, that the people involved in the early-morning shooting were all related and there was at least one child among them. (more...)
Former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich joins OH gubernatorial race Former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich joins OH gubernatorial race
- January 09, 2018

Kucinich joins a crowded Democratic primary for the nomination, including Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, former Rep. Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich is term limited. But Kucinich brings a populist zeal to a race that's largely been devoid of a Bernie Sanders-esque figure. (more...)
2 adults, 2 children killed in Ont. house fire
- January 09, 2018

Firefighters faced heavy smoke and flames when they arrived at the scene a little after 8 a.m., and had to fight the flames from the outside before attempting to rescue those inside. Laura Green, who could see the burned home from her backyard, said she was outside smoking with her husband when the fire broke out. Four people were pulled from various locations in the home, Clark told reporters. (more...)
Judge dismisses Bundy trial Judge dismisses Bundy trial
- January 09, 2018

It is the latest episode in a decades-old conflict between ranchers and the government over use of public land. Navarro severely criticized prosecutors for what she called "willful" violations of due process rights of defendants, including failing to properly turn over evidence to their lawyers. (more...)
Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman
- January 09, 2018

She is expected to keep her team's "big beasts" - her finance, Brexit, foreign and interior ministers - but may promote women, black and younger lawmakers to challenge critics who call her party "male, pale and stale". Sir Patrick - who was blamed by many Tories for the party's poor election showing - told Sky News: "I've been in the Cabinet eight years". He takes responsibility for reinforcing party's defenses against onslaught from the opposition Labour Party. (more...)
Royal Navy intercepts Russian naval ships in English Channel Royal Navy intercepts Russian naval ships in English Channel
- January 09, 2018

The Royal Navy previously sent HMS St Albans to escort the Russian warship Admiral Gorshkov as it passed close to United Kingdom territorial waters over Christmas. Speaking at the time, defence secretary Gavin Williamson said: "I will not hesitate in defending our waters or tolerate any form of aggression". And last May, a Russian attack submarine stalked through the English Channel - before also being picked up by HMS Somerset. (more...)
Trump: Trump: "Sono un genio e un genio stabile"
- January 08, 2018

Ancora più caustica è stata la controrisposta di Wolff , che ha accusato il presidente di non rendersi conto, probabilmente, del fatto che le interviste ci sono state e come. "Io e la mia famiglia non comunichiamo con Steve Bannon da molti mesi e non abbiamo fornito supporto finanziario alla sua agenda politica né sosteniamo le sue recenti azioni e dichiarazioni". (more...)
Stony Brook family recounts nightmare cruise through winter storm Stony Brook family recounts nightmare cruise through winter storm
- January 08, 2018

Passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise were treated to monstrous waves, winds, rain, and flooding for multiple days as the ship made its way to New York City, navigating right into the storm that made headlines all week, passengers told CBS New York Friday. (more...)
Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs
- January 08, 2018

The high court's liberals were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy in the unsigned opinion, which orders the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to take the remarks into consideration in deciding Tharpe's fate. (more...)
Mitt Romney was 'successfully treated' for prostate cancer a year ago Mitt Romney was 'successfully treated' for prostate cancer a year ago
- January 08, 2018

Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California and his prognosis is good, the source said. "His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated", one former aide to Romney told CNN's Jake Tapper . Romney was reportedly discussing running for the now open Senate seat in 2018 if Hatch retired. Many expect Romney to run for Hatch's spot in the Senate . (more...)
Winter Olympics targeted by hackers says security firm Winter Olympics targeted by hackers says security firm
- January 08, 2018

Sanctions imposed by the U.N. and individual nations were toughened after North Korea's sixth and biggest nuclear test and three intercontinental ballistic missile launches past year. But South Korean conservatives are painting the Moon government as naive in thinking North Korea might be convinced to changed its ways. South Korea may suggest that North and South Korean athletes parade together during the opening and closing ceremonies and field a joint women's ice hockey team. (more...)
64 migrants probably died in Mediterranean boat sinking 64 migrants probably died in Mediterranean boat sinking
- January 08, 2018

The Italian coast guard, which coordinates rescues in worldwide waters off Libya's coast, said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation had spotted the dinghy, which was in difficulty Saturday. Some eight hours into the Mediterranean crossing, "water started pouring in, panic ensued, the migrants all moved to one side, and the boat lost its balance and was deflating". (more...)
Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 jails Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 jails
- January 08, 2018

Corrections officials noted there was no departmentwide ban on the book. The ACLU requested that the prisons remove " The New Jim Crow " from their ban lists by January 24 to be followed by a more complete review of the rest of the content on the lists. (more...)
CAT 2017: Two female candidates, three non-engineers among top 20 scorers CAT 2017: Two female candidates, three non-engineers among top 20 scorers
- January 08, 2018

CAT 2017 results out, what next? The number of test takers this year was also the largest in last 3 years. "However, the profile of these candidates has been different compared to those of CAT 2016", IIM-Lucknow said in a statement, announcing the results. (more...)
United States bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high United States bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high
- January 08, 2018

NOAA said western wildfires and hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma contributed to making 2017 the costliest year on record. The U.S. endured 16 separate weather and climate disasters with losses that each exceeded $1 billion past year, with total costs of about $306 billion, a new record for the country. (more...)
1-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Falmouth Dog Attack 1-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Falmouth Dog Attack
- January 08, 2018

A one-year-old-child reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries in a dog attack in Falmouth today. Police said the child's father heard screaming coming from the kitchen, and that's when he found the family's pit bull terrier mauling his daughter. (more...)

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