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Trump Executive Order Aims To Expand Veteran Mental Health Care

Trump Executive Order Aims To Expand Veteran Mental Health Care The rate is particularly high among younger vets, who don't always have access to VA health care when they leave the service. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the executive order is "critically important", and will provide service members "with the support they need as they transition to civilian life". [Full Article...]

Missing Penn student's body found in California park; murder probe launched

Missing Penn student's body found in California park; murder probe launched Blaze Bernstein's body was discovered during a search Tuesday afternoon in brush near Lake Forest's Borrego Park, the Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed. While the friend used a bathroom, Bernstein walked off and has not been seen since. They arrived at the park at 10:30 p.m., and he went alone into the park, she said. [Full Article...]

Taha Siddiqui, WION Pakistan Bureau Chief, Escapes Abduction Attempt

Taha Siddiqui, WION Pakistan Bureau Chief, Escapes Abduction Attempt Tanveer said that Siddiqui was in a private taxi when he was stopped by armed men. Taha Siddiqui, 33, a correspondent for the France24 news channel, said multiple gunmen beat and threatened him as he rode to the airport in a taxi. Wearing a blood-flecked shirt and muddy pants, Mr Siddiqui said that although he had "no proof" of the involvement of the intelligence agencies, he believed that the i... [Full Article...]

SC Modifies Order, Now National Anthem not Mandatory in Cinemas

SC Modifies Order, Now National Anthem not Mandatory in Cinemas The order sparked a furore as it directed cinemagoers to "stand up in respect" till the end of the anthem, in a bid to "instil patriotism and nationalism". Chouksey contended that there were several lacunae in the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 as it does not define what constitutes disrespect to the national anthem. [Full Article...]

U.S. firm to resume search for missing Malaysian plane

U.S. firm to resume search for missing Malaysian plane Authorities have identified the 25,000 square kilometer area as the wreck's most likely resting place before they abandoned their attempts past year. The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world's greatest aviation mysteries. [Full Article...]

Armed robbers loot jewellery worth millions in Paris

Armed robbers loot jewellery worth millions in Paris Local media reports, citing police sources, put the value of the jewels at around 4.5 million euros (US$5,300,000). The five men arrived at the hotel in Paris' luxurious Place Vendome who were armed with hatchets. According to Le Parisien , a patrolling police officer used a Taser to stop three of the robbers but the remaining two fled with the jewels. The French capital's most high-profile... [Full Article...]

President Trump Will Soon 'Pull the Plug' on NAFTA

President Trump Will Soon 'Pull the Plug' on NAFTA The rate on Canada's two-year government bonds declined seven basis points to 1.73 per cent, dropping from a six-year high reached Tuesday. Trump has long called the 1994 treaty a bad deal that hurts American workers. Though Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from NAFTA, one of the Canadian officials who spoke with the Post Wednesday noted that Trump avoided repeating the threatin h... [Full Article...]

OH official defends state's voter roll system

OH official defends state's voter roll system If the court rules in Ohio's favor, you can expect other states - well, those controlled by Republicans - to execute similar purges. The case is the latest episode in a nationwide partisan war over ballot access. 7,515 voters removed pursuant to the policy cast provisional ballots in the 2016 presidential election. "I confess to doing that sometimes", Breyer said of putting mailings in the t... [Full Article...]

Pastor Gets Standing Ovation For Confessing To 'Sexual Incident' With Teenager

Pastor Gets Standing Ovation For Confessing To 'Sexual Incident' With Teenager Woodson told the New York Times she saw video of the service and was "disgusted" because it had never been "dealt with" as Savage suggested. Although Savage claimed the incident had been "dealt with", Woodson heavily disagreed because it was never reported to law enforcement. [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin divorce settle outside the Court

Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin divorce settle outside the Court But on Wednesday, when Abedin was scheduled to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court for a compliance conference on her divorce from Weiner, her attorneys submitted paperwork signed by both parties to end the case. But in August 2016, the New York Post posted photos and screenshots of communications between Weiner and another woman in 2015. "After a long and painful consideration and work on my... [Full Article...]

Ecuador Wants Help Moving Julian Assange Out Of Its London Embassy

Ecuador Wants Help Moving Julian Assange Out Of Its London Embassy Asked by a reporter about Assange's health, Espinosa replied: "How would you feel after 5 1/2 years of being in a small office, without being able to enjoy sunlight and without breathing fresh air?" Following the comments, a representative for Assange told the Guardian he would welcome a change. [Full Article...]

Even Lupita Nyong'o can't get her hands on 'Black Panther' tickets

Even Lupita Nyong'o can't get her hands on 'Black Panther' tickets But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king-and Black Panther-is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. If that's the case, Black Panther would not only become the highest opening of all-time for a February release, besting Fox/Marvel's R-rated Deadpool ($132.4M), but the best opening before summer. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America Shaking was registered across the nation of Honduras and there were reports of cracked homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and eastern Honduras, according to officials. The northern coast that was closest to the epicenter is sparsely populated. The tsunami warning were in effect for two hours and then the advisories were withdrawn. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at Feinstein for releasing transcript

Trump lashes out at Feinstein for releasing transcript In an op-ed piece published in The New York Times on January 2, Fusion GPS co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch write that: "We don't believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.'s investigation into Russian meddling". [Full Article...]

Iran reportedly bans English from elementary school curriculum

Iran reportedly bans English from elementary school curriculum An Iranian education official cited fears of a "cultural invasion" as a reason for banning the teaching of English at the primary school level, the BBC reported Monday. In the Iranian education system learning a foreign language, as well as Arabic, is compulsory in high school. The report about the ban comes amid the massive anti-government protests that are sweeping across Iran. [Full Article...]

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration I've said many times that I think Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow is one of the most important books written in the last couple decades in this country. "In addressing prisoners" First Amendment rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly clarified that prison walls do not form a barrier separating prison inmates from the protections of the Constitution, ' nor do they bar free citiz... [Full Article...]

Row over Lalu 'aides' in jail

Row over Lalu 'aides' in jail As reported, two of Yadav's minions, Laxman Mahto and Madan Yadav, both long time "aide" of the RJD chief, staged fake crime in Ranchi making the fake victims to file police reports against them. According to reports, while pronouncing the sentences via video conference, Singh said "gau palan (cattle rearing) is a good option for the convicts as they have "good knowledge of fodder and cattle medic... [Full Article...]

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Next-Generation WPA3 Encryption Protocol

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Next-Generation WPA3 Encryption Protocol The Wi-Fi Alliance - an industry group that counts Apple, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft , and Qualcomm among its many members - said it intends to keep hammering away at WPA2, even as it rolls out the protocol's successor. It will do this by creating a secure encrypted channel for each user on the network. The standard will replace WPA2, a near-two decades-old security protocol that's built in to pro... [Full Article...]

By God's grace, Balochistan CM resigns, tweets Sarfaraz Bugti

By God's grace, Balochistan CM resigns, tweets Sarfaraz Bugti Later, the chief minister chose to comply and headed to Governor House for talks with the governor of the province to formally announce his decision. Since Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai also hails from the PkMAP - something that diminishes chances of a CM from the same party. [Full Article...]

Kansas lawmaker resigns from committee roles after racist remarks

Kansas lawmaker resigns from committee roles after racist remarks The Garden City Telegram first reported Alford's remarks about marijuana use, which he made at a public event on Saturday. " I was wrong, I regret my comments, and I sincerely apologize to anyone whom I have hurt ". "Hopefully he didn't mean it how it sounded". As speaker, Ryckman has the power to strip members of committee chairmanships. Alford said, "Basically any way you say it, marijuana... [Full Article...]


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