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Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to Southwest border

Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to Southwest border The Pentagon first approved the high-profile deployment of active-duty US troops to the Mexico border in October, before the November congressional elections. Congressional Democrats have been very skeptical of Trump's military deployment to the border and have demanded more transparency. The move came just ahead of the midterm elections and was lambasted by Trump's critics as a publicity stunt. [Full Article...]

Trump backs down over border wall

Trump backs down over border wall Bizarre. But for all the fireworks, what seemed clear was that President Trump has realized that he's lost the budget stand off with Nancy Pelosi and will try to create a narrative in which the defeat is actually a victory. Most Democrats voted for the spending bills that included that border wall money - including 111 House Democrats and 40 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. [Full Article...]

UK PM May will seek 'pragmatic' solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

UK PM May will seek 'pragmatic' solution to Brexit deal in Brussels Senior Conservative Brexiteer Steve Baker warned that there is "trouble ahead" for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit deal will not win her backbench support. "Are they really saying that they would rather not negotiate and end up in a "no-deal" position?" May argued that lawmakers would be "happy with the current backstop if there was a time limit ... [Full Article...]

Israel Starts Building New Wall Along Border With Gaza Strip - Prime Minister

Israel Starts Building New Wall Along Border With Gaza Strip - Prime Minister It is being built along the same line cut by an underground barrier that is being constructed to prevent the infiltration of cross-border terror tunnels. MK Ahmad Tibi, who attended the meeting, said Erdoğan considers the Nation State Law and the limiting of the right to sovereignty in Israel to Jews "a severe breach of worldwide law". [Full Article...]

Emergency Abortion Case Will Put The Supreme Court’s Conservatives To The Test

Emergency Abortion Case Will Put The Supreme Court’s Conservatives To The Test The Louisiana law requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to hold "active admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they provide abortions. Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court's liberals to strike down the Texas law. She wrote on the group's website: "We expect that Justice Alito will ask all of the justices to weigh in and that the court's final deci... [Full Article...]

Plane crashes in Southern California; 2 killed, officials say

Plane crashes in Southern California; 2 killed, officials say The Orange County Fire Authority confirmed the fatalities on Twitter, adding that another two people had been sent to a local hospital. Two other people were taken to hospital. Video posted online shows parts of a plane after it crashed in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019. "Local authorities say there are injuries on the ground", Kenitzer said. [Full Article...]

Inmates shiver in frigid cells at New York jail, lawmakers say

Inmates shiver in frigid cells at New York jail, lawmakers say The Federal Bureau of Prisons has acknowledged a partial power outage began on January 27 but denied that it had an effect on heating at the facility. "New York City is sending trucks with hundreds of blankets and hand warmers to the (MDC) NOW and generators are being readied for transport", de Blasio tweeted . [Full Article...]

Monsoonal rains force thousands in Queensland to abandon homes

Monsoonal rains force thousands in Queensland to abandon homes It's unclear how many more homes may have been inundated. As the water reaches waist-deep in some areas with no signs of the rainfall slowing down, residents are being warned to be vigilant while wading through the flood affected areas. Authorities have pleaded with Townsville residents who are still in their homes to get ready. "We don't know when this event will end", Townsville Mayor Jenny ... [Full Article...]

Baby boy found dead at a home in Chester Hill

Baby boy found dead at a home in Chester Hill The distraught mother was being assisted by police when an older woman, believed to be the boy's grandmother, was wheeled out of the Chester Hill home on an ambulance stretcher. It is not yet known how long the boy was in the vehicle. A toddler is believed to have died at a family home in Chester Hill after being left inside a hot vehicle. [Full Article...]

Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West, said: "I now have confirmation from Nissan UK that the new X-Trail SUV model will not be built in Washington in my constituency". The factory builds the Qashqai and Juke SUVs, along with the Nissan Leaf and Infiniti's Q30 and QX30 models, according to the Automotive News Europe Guide to European Assembly Plants . [Full Article...]

New video shows moment Brumadinho dam collapsed in Brazil

New video shows moment Brumadinho dam collapsed in Brazil The disaster poses a headache for the new government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose new business-friendly administration must juggle public anger over the tragedy and its own desire to ease mining and environmental regulations to kick-start growth. [Full Article...]

Theresa May 'determined' to deliver Brexit on time ahead of European Union talks

Theresa May 'determined' to deliver Brexit on time ahead of European Union talks Earlier, the European Council described the current EU-UK deal as the "best and only way" for an orderly Brexit. He said that if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal on March 29 "everyone will suffer more than they need to and Northern Ireland will stand to suffer the most". [Full Article...]

CHP Set to "Tackle" DUI's on Super Bowl Sunday

CHP Set to Safety is our top priority and we will be increasing patrols and expanding sobriety checkpoints to identify unsafe and impaired drivers and prevent them from causing senseless tragedies. Enforcement this weekend will be bolstered by impaired driving saturation patrol funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office. [Full Article...]

Manhunt Underway for Escaped MMA Fighter Wanted for 3 Murders

Manhunt Underway for Escaped MMA Fighter Wanted for 3 Murders The post also said he has three pending murder charges , the first time any law enforcement entity has tied Marks to a crime other than his alleged role in a Temple burglary stemming from a break-in at Jenna Scott's home. KCEN-TV said Maxwell is accused of taking Swearingin's vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it. Maxwell had been in the Muskegon County Jail in MI since her January 11 arre... [Full Article...]

Trump wants USA military in Iraq to 'watch Iran' - CBS interview

Trump wants USA military in Iraq to 'watch Iran' - CBS interview He also tells @margbrennan one of the reasons he wants to keep troops in Iraq is "to be able to watch Iran". Trump, who announced in December that he was ordering staff to execute a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of USA troops from Syria, made the comments in an interview taped Friday with CBS's Margaret Brennan on " Face the Nation ". [Full Article...]

Caught on camera: Terrifying moment of Brazil dam collapse

Caught on camera: Terrifying moment of Brazil dam collapse A state judge also ordered Vale to freeze 5 billion reals (US$1.3 billion) on its accounts to pay for the damage caused by the dam rupture. Uncertainty about Vale's outlook, and the miner's move to suspend its dividend, have kept some analysts from revising upward their ratings on the stock. [Full Article...]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo survives crash landing

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo survives crash landing He posted: "We are safe and sound!" Mr Akande gave no further details on the crashv but he thanked God and the flight crew. Osinbajo tweeted, saying the crew managed the situation well. He was in the area council to attend the graduation of 40 senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service. The Saturday accident happened at a crucial time in Nigeria as the general elections are holding in exac... [Full Article...]

ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike

ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike ICE's spokesperson in El Paso, Leticia Zamarripa, provided the following info to New Times: "Besides the 11 in El Paso, there are four other detainees on a hunger strike at ICE detention centers nationwide: one each in the Miami, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco areas of responsibility (AORs)". [Full Article...]

Missouri police chief angered over prosecutor claims in deadly 'Russian roulette' shooting

Missouri police chief angered over prosecutor claims in deadly 'Russian roulette' shooting The report also states that "no employee shall consume alcohol while on duty and/or engage in City business", which "includes a prohibition on alcohol consumption during the entire work period", including lunch and dinner breaks, according to the report. [Full Article...]

Egyptian archaeologists discover 50 unidentified mummies

Egyptian archaeologists discover 50 unidentified mummies The mummies are in good condition and at least 10 are of children. Mummies of men and women in wrappings, some of which still bear fragments of colored cartonnage, along with 12 children and infants wrapped in linen, or decorated with Demotic handwriting , were found within the chambers. [Full Article...]


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