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Philippines on volcano high alert

Philippines on volcano high alert Lava flows have traveled down the southwestern flanks of Mayon Volcano , promting significant evacuations due to the fear of a larger eruption. Marbella, who has been with the CDRRMC since 2004, said Mayon's eruption has been long in coming. [Full Article...]

Democrats, GOP mull possible election wave in age of Trump

Democrats, GOP mull possible election wave in age of Trump Despite the complication of the DACA fight, Democrats have additional leverage on the spending cap issue since no party has had the government shut down while controlling both Congress and the White House since 1979. Sen. "Hopefully, we'll get there today", Meadows said, adding that he spoke with Trump on Wednesday night. "So as I understand it, they have the votes and they're fairly confident... [Full Article...]

Bannon Attorney Relayed 'Topics' To White House-Not Questions

The Associated Press reported earlier Wednesday that Bannon's attorney was relaying questions to the White House as Bannon was asked them during the closed-door interview with the aforementioned House panel. According to Rep. Adam Schiff D-Calif., the committee's ranking Democrat, Bannon's attorney had contacted the White House and officials "doubled down" on its demand for the ex-strategist to... [Full Article...]

Republican Study Committee Chairman supports 'crap sandwich' funding bill

Republican Study Committee Chairman supports 'crap sandwich' funding bill The feat is perhaps more remarkable given reliably Democratic student voters at UW-River Falls are still on winter break. "Where does it end?" said Sen. Axios's Mike Allen is out with a dire prediction for Republicans: the GOP's chances of keeping the House in 2018 are extraordinarily slim. Some Democrats said they won't vote on a spending bill unless some sort of resolution for the prog... [Full Article...]

Gunman shoots two police officers, remains holed up in Pennsylvania home

Gunman shoots two police officers, remains holed up in Pennsylvania home A gunman is believed to be holed up in a Pennsylvania home after two police officers were shot Thursday morning, authorities say. District Attorney Fran Chardo told PennLive the officers were serving a warrant in the area when they were injured. [Full Article...]

Government shutdown looms as GOP seeks short-term deal

Rank-and-file Republican congressman Jason Lewis made a more direct pledge. But conservatives are still a major question mark. House Speaker Paul Ryan is urging Democrats to drop the DACA program and support a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. [Full Article...]

Arrests in hit-and-run of NYPD officer

Arrests in hit-and-run of NYPD officer Police said NYPD Officer Ian Wallace was on patrol and tried to stop a reckless driver Saturday night. Wallace suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Police said the men have criminal histories, and that Lopez drove the same vehicle onto an Upper Manhattan sidewalk last Friday around 2 a.m. "Based on past actions of these two people, they don't just give up, they don't ju... [Full Article...]

Drone rescue of 2 Australian swimmers billed as a first

Drone rescue of 2 Australian swimmers billed as a first Lifeguards at Lennox Head, a popular surfers' beach, were preparing for a training session on how to use the country's new drone technology to save swimmers, when they noticed two men in trouble, the government said. Ben Franklin, parliamentary secretary for Northern New South Wales, said the whole process only took 70 seconds, compared to the six minutes it usually takes a lifeguard to rescue swi... [Full Article...]

Kamala Haasan's pitches for 'collective Dravidian voice' day after announcing political debut

Kamala Haasan's pitches for 'collective Dravidian voice' day after announcing political debut In his weekly article, Haasan cited the high revenue collection by the Centre from Tamil Nadu . Later, Rajini and Kamal shared the stage at the launch of an animation film Kizhakku Africavil Raju . The tour will be held in phases. Haasan, while announcing his political foray on November 7, had said that he would tour the state and meet the people to understand their problems before launching h... [Full Article...]

Italian government sets parliamentary election for March 4

Italian government sets parliamentary election for March 4 Meeting the press in the morning, Gentiloni stressed Italy has succeeded in recovering from its worst economic crisis since after World War II, thanks to a "fruitful legislature". "We mustn't dramatize the issue of political instability, which is certainly an issue but rather than being anxious about it, we should tackle it knowing that we're pretty much vaccinated against it", Gentiloni said. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security ends program allowing Haitians to seek work visas in US

Homeland Security ends program allowing Haitians to seek work visas in US The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had removed Haiti from a list of countries whose citizens are permitted to apply for low-skilled work visas, Reuters reported Wednesday night. He defended and his relationship with Haiti in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday. "I love the people. There has been a tremendous benefit from Haitian migrants to the U.S., including on this particular vi... [Full Article...]

GST on 29 Items Cut to Zero Percent as per council meet

GST on 29 Items Cut to Zero Percent as per council meet While no decision has been made yet on the simplification of filing of return, the GST Council has chose to rationalise tax rates on 29 goods and 53 services. The council said E-way bill system testing will continue till January 25, and loading will be made compulsory from February 1, 2018. Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rolled out from July previous year, inter-state road transport of g... [Full Article...]

Alberto Fujimori : 'Forgive me' says ex-Peru leader after pardon protests

Alberto Fujimori : 'Forgive me' says ex-Peru leader after pardon protests The largest protest is scheduled to begin Thursday at 6 p.m.in Lima's Plaza San Martin. The experts state that the use of the medical pardon in this case does not mesh with global human rights standards as worldwide human rights laws restricts the grant of pardons "in cases of serious human rights violations including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances". [Full Article...]

Trump is in 'excellent' health, White House physician says

Trump is in 'excellent' health, White House physician says Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , which according to its website is a " cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease". [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump's physician says he's in excellent health

Pres. Trump's physician says he's in excellent health Nielsen was also in the meeting but said she didn't recall that specific phrase being used. She also said it would be "completely irresponsible" for Democrats to demand that a deal be tied to keeping the government funded. "As far as I know there's only one person who's spoken about this meeting under oath and she confirmed my account". President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants to co... [Full Article...]

U.S. government approves sale of $500m of military equipment to Saudi

U.S. government approves sale of $500m of military equipment to Saudi Also included are Patriot and HAWK Missile System spare parts and fix and return management services and component repairs, and other related elements of logistics and program support, DSCA said in a statement Wednesday. The purchase list also included Patriot and HAWK Missile System spare parts and fix and return management services and component repairs, and other related elements of logis... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom intercepts Russian warship in North Sea on Christmas Day

United Kingdom intercepts Russian warship in North Sea on Christmas Day The Royal Navy's HMS Tyne was called to escort a different vessel, a Russian intelligence-gathering ship, through the North Sea and the English Channel on Christmas Eve (Dec. It was not the first time Britain had taken such measures against Russian vessels. Relations between Britain and Russian Federation are strained, and United Kingdom foreign minister Boris Johnson said there was "abundant ... [Full Article...]

Gunmen kill two female polio workers in Quetta

Gunmen kill two female polio workers in Quetta On January 16, unidentified attackers gunned down a police officer on the city's Raisani Road. Rescue officials said the slain workers were a mother and her daughter. A suicide attack in Quetta last week that left five policemen dead was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, who later said that the target of the attack were police officials. [Full Article...]

District hopes if it builds virtual school, students will come

District hopes if it builds virtual school, students will come The School Board will conduct interviews in closed session January 23. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members are recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education. Another board suggestion was inviting and charging other local school districts or possibly use their general state aid monies to send all-day kindergarten students t... [Full Article...]

"Very strong" Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

But conservative lawmakers of the House Freedom Caucus and defense hawks, who have become increasingly frustrated with stopgap funding measures because they don't allow for desired boosts in defense spending, could cause problems for GOP leaders who hope to pass the CR in the House without depending on Democratic support to get the bill over the finish line. [Full Article...]


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