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Virginia governor line of succession: 3 scandals raise resignation que

Virginia governor line of succession: 3 scandals raise resignation que Virginia Governor Ralph Northam , accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam announces he will not resign during a news conference in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. They moved close to capturing a majority in the state House of Delegates in 2017, and picked up three U.S. House of Representatives seats from Republicans a year ago . [Full Article...]

Doug Collins: 'Evil of Abortion' Key in Virginia Scandals

Doug Collins: 'Evil of Abortion' Key in Virginia Scandals Last Friday, Northam's history was called into question after a yearbook photo arose on his page showing two people dressed in blackface and a KKK robe. But the group indicated they were withholding final judgment on Herring, widely seen as showing more honest contrition, while he continued efforts to mend fences with Virginia's political establishment. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union As he condemned political turmoil in Venezuela, Trump declared that "America will never be a socialist country" - a remark that may also have been targeted at high-profile Democrats who identify as socialists. Trump also appealed for unity in much of his address previous year - only to revert to his attacks against Democrats, on Twitter and elsewhere, within days of the speech. [Full Article...]

Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics

Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics I hope common sense can prevail - and quickly". "Of course I don't want personal photos published, but I also won't participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favours, political attacks, and corruption", Bezos wrote. [Full Article...]

Andrew Neil MOCKS Macron and Merkel for 'falling out — EU INFIGHTING

Andrew Neil MOCKS Macron and Merkel for 'falling out — EU INFIGHTING But Russian state owned energy giant Gazprom will have to follow European Union regulations and will no longer be the sole operator of the pipeline, which bypasses Ukraine to supply Germany with gas. The EU states have supported the French-German agreement on managing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, AFP reported, citing European diplomats. He added, however, that it sought " guarantees for the... [Full Article...]

Australia and US seize largest ever meth shipment

Australia and US seize largest ever meth shipment It is the single largest seizure of methamphetamine heading Down Under and the largest domestic bust of the drug on United States soil. The Australian Federal Police and Victoria State police said six people arrested in Australia on Thursday were tied to a us -based syndicate under investigation over the drugs. [Full Article...]

Thai princess defies history by running for office

Thai princess defies history by running for office Reuters hasn't been able to independently confirm that her nomination has the approval of the palace. "This is a senior royal member, the sister of the king, so this is unprecedented in Thai politics", said Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok . [Full Article...]

Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years

Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years The letter was sent last week to MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee, but made public on Wednesday. Any Western country allowing equipment from Huawei Technologies or other Chinese makers to be used in critical infrastructure projects will face the risk of USA countermeasures, the United States envoy to the European Union said. [Full Article...]

Russia, America and a new nuclear arms race

Russia, America and a new nuclear arms race The U.S. has withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying Russian Federation was violating the arms control deal that dates back to the Cold War. Ryabkov also said Russian Federation stands ready for talks on a possible successor to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. "We are ready for dialogue", Ryabkov said. [Full Article...]

Winter weather advisory extended; icy conditions expected

Winter weather advisory extended; icy conditions expected Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. The freezing rain will change to showers this evening, ending after midnight. Schneider said the snow will potentially begin falling on Friday, becoming increasingly heavy as the day passes, with the heaviest downfall occurring overnight into Saturday. [Full Article...]

Flames from San Francisco gas explosion damage 5 buildings

Flames from San Francisco gas explosion damage 5 buildings Update, 2:53 p.m.: According to San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White, the explosion was caused by eight construction workers were digging in the ground to install fiber optic cables when they hit a gas line. He said he could see the towering flames from his home. "I saw this spew of gas coming out of where they were working, and I said, 'That's a gas main, ' said witness John Anglin". [Full Article...]

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials: UN expert

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials: UN expert But Callamard's team had access to "crucial information" about the journalist's murder, including excerpts from an audio recording, described as "chilling and gruesome", in the hands of the Turkish secret service. A Saudi public prosecutor's spokesman said late past year that 21 Saudis had been taken into custody over the case, 11 of whom had been indicted and referred to trial. [Full Article...]

Man, 27, sues his parents for having him without his consent

Man, 27, sues his parents for having him without his consent Raphael Samuel , who wore a fake beard and glasses, said that his parents gave birth to him without his consent, so they should pay for his life. One day I was very frustrated and I didn't want to go to school but my parents kept asking me to go. [Full Article...]

Key GOP negotiator: Pres. Trump 'very reasonable' on border talks

Key GOP negotiator: Pres. Trump 'very reasonable' on border talks She said Trump was seeking billions of dollars to "continue to militarize and weaponize a force that has zero accountability". Richard Shelby, R-Ala. -chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a member of a House-Senate conference committee coming up with recommendations for border security funding-and outlined his demands for a funding deal as the February 15 deadline for another part... [Full Article...]

Montana cat found stuck in the snow, freezing cold

Montana cat found stuck in the snow, freezing cold Her owners found her outside near their Montana home last week. They rushed her to a nearby animal clinic to get her examined. Fluffy was "caked in ice", frozen, and unresponsive when she came into Clark's office. It was not clear how long the cat had been there, but the temperature that afternoon in Kalispell was just below freezing . The staff struggled to get an IV in her right away. [Full Article...]

At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump says 'I will never let you down'

At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump says 'I will never let you down' He has said he will work on legislation banning late-term abortion, responding to efforts in states like NY and Virginia to expand abortion rights. "Let me make it a rule, you don't have to come if you don't want to, but I'm not commenting on what the president has to say about our work", Pelosi said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia launches office to keep up corruption fight

Saudi Arabia launches office to keep up corruption fight Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Crispin Blunt, Conservative MP and chairman of the Detention Review Panel (DRP), said the panel of MPs and senior lawyers asked for Riyadh's cooperation as it examines widespread concerns over the detention of Saudi Arabian women's rights activists. [Full Article...]

Counties Issued With Orange Wind Warning For Tomorrow

Counties Issued With Orange Wind Warning For Tomorrow A further weather warning has now been issued for four counties, this one being a rainfall warning. The warning comes into effect at 5am on Friday and will end at 6am on Saturday. Gusts of between 50mph-70mph have been forecast, with the latter described as more likely along exposed coastal areas. People are reminded to keep away from coastal cliffs and piers. [Full Article...]

Newport County vs. Middlesbrough - Football Match Report

Newport County vs. Middlesbrough - Football Match Report The goal sparked wild celebrations as Newport, 14th in League Two, reached the fifth round for the first time since 1949. Flynn also joked that he would have to set his team up in an ultra-defensive formation to keep City at bay, having watched them beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League last weekend. [Full Article...]

Whitaker: I Won't Testify Unless Dems Drop Subpoena Threat

Whitaker: I Won't Testify Unless Dems Drop Subpoena Threat The vote doesn't issue a subpoena to Whitaker but allows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler to do so if Whitaker is uncooperative. Whitaker is slated to testify before the panel on Friday about his involvement in the Mueller probe, and whether he made any plans to derail the investigation before he was named as acting attorney general. [Full Article...]


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