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Boil Order Issued for Parts of Metro East Boil Order Issued for Parts of Metro East
- January 19, 2018

Louis, Fairmont City, Lovejoy, National City, Sauget, and Washington Park . Broken pipes and residents running faucets to prevent frozen pipes strained the water system, resulting in a pressure drop. John, Lafourche, West Feliciana and Assumption Parishes will also be closed. Jefferson Parish officials are urging residents to conserve water tonight through tomorrow morning. (more...)
Agni-5 missile test-fired successfully Agni-5 missile test-fired successfully
- January 19, 2018

The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission. Describing the trial as "fully successful", the sources said, the sophisticated missile travelled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km. (more...)
Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting Dreamers Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting Dreamers
- January 19, 2018

Circuit Court of Appeals and asked the justices to hear the case in the near future - but the administration argues that the move is justifiable, as the lower court order "requires the government to sanction indefinitely an ongoing violation of federal law being committed by almost 700,000 aliens". (more...)
First look at 2018 UVA football schedule First look at 2018 UVA football schedule
- January 19, 2018

UVA's ACC road schedule also includes trips to NC State on September 29, Duke on October 20 and Georgia Tech on November 17. Virginia Tech then gets a bye week before hosting Georgia Tech in a Thursday night battle inside Lane Stadium. (more...)
Car Crashes onto Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach Car Crashes onto Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach
- January 19, 2018

Several people were hospitalised from the crash. The horrific incident happened Thursday (18 January) night as the promenade was filled with tourists. (AAP) A number of people are believed to be critical after the crash. The auto stopped in the sand after it apparently crossed the wide sidewalk that runs between the beach and a busy road. (more...)
Chicago Red Stars Trade Team USA Striker Christen Press in Blockbuster Deal Chicago Red Stars Trade Team USA Striker Christen Press in Blockbuster Deal
- January 19, 2018

On a day that saw 40 college seniors learn which cities they will call home as professional athletes, the National Women's Soccer League draft was overshadowed by a trade involving the relocation of veteran stars Samantha Kerr, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press . (more...)
Alabama Basketball knocks off #17 Auburn, 76-71
- January 19, 2018

Sexton is Alabama's heartbeat, its floor general and the man to whom it turns when a set breaks down or points are required with one of his trademark drives of the lane. At 6-foot-8, Jones also played point guard for a portion of the second half, allowing some of the guards to rest with the absence of Sexton. Alabama held on for a close victory despite struggling at the free-throw line in the final minute. (more...)
Ashleigh Banfield Escalates Feud With Reporter of Aziz Ansari Story Ashleigh Banfield Escalates Feud With Reporter of Aziz Ansari Story
- January 19, 2018

Banfield said Way is hardly a feminist. Banfield summed the encounter up as a "bad date", not sexual assault or misconduct, arguing the recent Golden Globe victor should not be "blackballed" from the industry because of it. "It is necessary and long overdue", Ansari's statement concluded. "He feels disgusting that a woman he dated had such a bad experience with him and he was shocked when she made a decision to discuss his private life publicly". (more...)
Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal
- January 19, 2018

The doctor deemed Trump in "excellent health" last Friday and provided details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. But Trump has stuck with a vague denial that he used such language, and so far has made no move to apologize, hurting prospects for a deal on DACA and making life uncomfortable for Republicans as they look ahead to midterm elections this year. (more...)
Washington adds 6100 jobs in December; jobless rate at 4.5 percent Washington adds 6100 jobs in December; jobless rate at 4.5 percent
- January 19, 2018

The department also announced that November's previously announced unemployment rate of 4.5 percent was revised downward to 4.4 percent - a new low for unemployment in Washington. Information lost 700 (-0.8%) jobs over the month. The increase was led by the addition of 11,500 jobs in the manufacturing sector, a 2.5 percent increase, another 12,500 jobs in leisure and hospitality , a 4.6 percent increase, an increase of 8,800 in professional and business services, up 2.8 percent and 9,600 ... (more...)
Cory Booker blasts Republicans for amnesia over Trump's Cory Booker blasts Republicans for amnesia over Trump's "shithole" remark
- January 19, 2018

President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday night after several days of controversy over his remarks about African countries, telling reporters, "I am not a racist". There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said " shithole " or "shithouse". She said Democrats , including those who are boycotting the State of the Union address, are staging political "stunts" while the president and Republicans work on solutions to fix the immigration system. (more...)
Republicans move ahead with government shutdown vote
- January 19, 2018

In a December Quinnipiac University poll, 41% said they would primarily blame Republicans in Congress while 31% said the blame should mainly go to Democrats . Congress must act by midnight Friday or the government will begin immediately locking its doors. "At what point are we going to have a plan on where we land or are we just going to hope that February 16 is better than January 19 because it's in a different month?" The least controversial part of the negotiations: funding for ... (more...)
New round of Stormont talks to be announced today New round of Stormont talks to be announced today
- January 19, 2018

She will speak of the DUP and Sinn Féin having made progress in "closing the gaps between them on a range of hard issues that have prevented the formation of an executive". It would "soon become clear if the level of engagement" was what was required, he said. "I think we're talking about weeks rather than months here". (more...)
Nine members of the national park system advisory board quit in letter Nine members of the national park system advisory board quit in letter
- January 19, 2018

Tony Knowles said in the letter the board had "stood by waiting" to meet with Zinke all year after working "closely and productively through 2016" with Obama's administration to the end of his presidency. She added it was "patently false to say the Department had not engaged the board, when as recently as January 8 we were working with the board to renew their charter, schedule a meeting, and fill vacancies". (more...)
Former Trump adviser subpoenaed in grand jury investigation Former Trump adviser subpoenaed in grand jury investigation
- January 19, 2018

Bannon could appear before the House committee again on Thursday and "we fully anticipate" he will answer questions, Conaway said . On Fox News , he said Bannon was trying to assert a privilege that does not exist. "It doesn't belong to Bannon, it belongs to the executive, the president of the United States, and so it seems entirely reasonable for Bannon or his lawyer to be checking with the White House counsel as to the scope of executive privilege and getting advice as to what the White ... (more...)
GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn't Make 'Sh*thole' Comment GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn't Make 'Sh*thole' Comment
- January 19, 2018

Linsey Graham] also told [Sen. "This is a gross misrepresentation, it's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem that we have at hand", Purdue told ABC on Sunday. "I don't recall that specific phrase being used, that's all I can say about that". Now, however, some of Trump's Republican allies are insisting he never said that word. (more...)
'Battlefield 1' (ALL) Apocalypse Expansion Details, Scheduled For February 'Battlefield 1' (ALL) Apocalypse Expansion Details, Scheduled For February
- January 19, 2018

Battlefield 1 Apocalypse will feature five new maps including Passchendaele , River Somme , and Caporetto . If you had shelved Battlefield 1 for a while to try out some other games for a bit, you may want to put it back into rotation. (more...)
Repetitive Hits, Not Just Concussions, Can Lead To CTE Repetitive Hits, Not Just Concussions, Can Lead To CTE
- January 19, 2018

Boston University researchers have found that impact-related brain disease can occur even in the absence of concussions, according to a new study. "Head impact results in focal disruption" of capillaries, resulting in proteins leaking into the brain , he says. (more...)
Could you pass the mental test Trump took? Could you pass the mental test Trump took?
- January 19, 2018

Jackson also declared Trump, who is 71, to be in "excellent" health for a man his age, and said his cardiovascular system in particular is in good shape. Questions about Trump's mental fitness have been raised following comments attributed to some of his close advisers in a new book, and his recent slurring of words on national TV. (more...)
Tributes for United Kingdom backpacker found dead in Sydney Tributes for United Kingdom backpacker found dead in Sydney
- January 19, 2018

A British woman and a Nepalese man found dead in an inner Sydney apartment in a suspected murder-suicide have been named. Another friend, Ellie Mackness, remembered Ms Blake for her infectious smile and down-to-earth attitude. The 24-year-old had spent most of her time in Australia working on a farm in Colignan, near Mildurabut, in Victoria. The owner of the restaurant, Ian Dresner, told the ABC that staff were in shock after hearing the news about their former colleague. (more...)

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