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Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down

Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down Brand is an expert in national security and helped defend the administration's efforts to renew a foreign surveillance law. The reason for her departure is unclear, and her exit caught senior Justice Department officials by surprise. Trump, who has openly lamented his inability to influence Justice Department decisions, has stepped up his criticism in recent weeks, fueled by the release of a pol... [Full Article...]

Coutinho Grabs First Goal For Barcelona After Super Suarez Cross

Coutinho Grabs First Goal For Barcelona After Super Suarez Cross Philippe Coutinho was in the centre of many conversations after he joined Barcelona to become the second most expensive player following his close friend and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. "It's my first final and it's a special and important moment for me, but there are a lot of moments to play before the final". "I'm very happy, given it'll be the fifth consecutive Final for these players... [Full Article...]

Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi

Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi The devices, placed in bags at the mosque doors, appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, a military source said. Agouri said the bombs were planted in separate rooms inside the mosque. The LNA has been battling Islamists, including some linked to Daesh and al-Qaeda. Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi'... [Full Article...]

California Assemblywoman Takes Unpaid Leave Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation

California Assemblywoman Takes Unpaid Leave Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation Fierro, who now runs a communications firm, said Garcia was slurring her words and swaying back and forth when she approached him in the softball field dugout after the 2014 game. Shortly after the story broke, Sen. " Anyone proven to have sexually harassed or assaulted another person, regardless of their gender, should be held accountable for their actions ". [Full Article...]

California teen who livestreamed crash that killed her sister sentenced to jail

California teen who livestreamed crash that killed her sister sentenced to jail The video reveals Sanchez swerve suddenly as the auto flips in a violent crash that ejected her younger sister, causing fatal injuries. Sanchez was under the influence and livestreaming on Instagram when her Buick Century veered off the road and flipped into a field after crashing through a barbed wire fence, prosecutors said. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal The military stressed they were "utility helicopters, not attack helicopters". Trudeau said then that he raised concerns about human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in Duterte's anti-drug campaign during a meeting with the Philippine president. [Full Article...]

Egypt Launches Major Operation against Terrorists

Egypt Launches Major Operation against Terrorists The army spokesman said the operation covers areas in Sinai, the Delta and the Western Desert and it follows a three-month deadline set by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to crush a years-long Islamist insurgency. Egypt has been fighting extremist insurgency in northern Sinai since the army overthrew then-President Mohamed Mursi in 2013. Additional troops were also brought into the North Sinai city... [Full Article...]

Police Officer Killed, Two Others Shot

Police Officer Killed, Two Others Shot He said the Locust Grove officer who was killed had been on the power for around five years. The wounded Henry County Sheriff's deputies were taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where one was in serious condition and undergoing surgery, Sheriff Keith McBrayer told reporters at a press conference. [Full Article...]

Tongan flag bearer goes shirtless again for Olympics Opening Ceremony

Tongan flag bearer goes shirtless again for Olympics Opening Ceremony Pita, the only Tongan athlete in Pyeongchang this year and the Pacific island's second ever competitor at a Winter Games, strutted into the opening ceremony with a tiny posse of three (appropriately bundled-up) fellow Tongans. "It still feels quite odd actually being here, because it took me 20 years to get to Rio, and just one year to get here", the former youth worker said . [Full Article...]

Lawmakers face deadline for producing new Congressional map

Lawmakers face deadline for producing new Congressional map To accommodate the move to remake the congressional maps, the Department of State has moved back the start of petition-circulating for Congressional candidates to February 27. The possibility remains that the governor and the legislature could coordinate on such an effort. Amidst all this uncertainty, five of the incumbent members of Congress, including four Republicans, have announced they ar... [Full Article...]

Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives

Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful career. This is a developing story and will be updated . Scaramucci said if he were the White House chief of staff, he wouldn't say he "didn't know about it when (he) knew about it or try to cover it". [Full Article...]

Trump aide quits as ex-wives claim abuse

The White House on Thursday did offer a rare display of contrition, saying that it was "fair to say we all could have done better over the last few hours or last few days in dealing with this situation". Talking about his resignation , he has said that he "will seek to ensure a smooth transition when he leaves the White House". The White House, as has become clear from numerous news accounts, ... [Full Article...]

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Round 2

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Round 2 Even more impressive was the fact that he brought it on the toughest track of the three course rotation, with rounds at Monterrey Peninsula and the iconic Pebble Beach still to follow. Sitting nicely at three-under without a dropped shot, Ulsterman McDowell came unstuck at the notoriously hard par-three 17th where he carded an ugly double bogey five. [Full Article...]

Journalists held for probing Rohingya massacre

Journalists held for probing Rohingya massacre Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. They offer evidence of a massacre believed to have taken place on the morning of 2 September a year ago, after the arrival of troops in the village of Inn Din drove its Rohingya inhabitants to flee. [Full Article...]

Kemba Walker Reportedly Replaces Kristaps Porzingis in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Kemba Walker Reportedly Replaces Kristaps Porzingis in 2018 NBA All-Star Game It's been a great start to 2018 for Charlotte center Dwight Howard , who since January 1, is averaging 16.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks (third in the NBA) over 18 appearances. However, the Hornets' record ( 23-30) probably worked against him when the Eastern Conference coaches picked seven reserves. Porzingis will not play in the NBA All-Star Game or defend his title in the Taco Bell... [Full Article...]

Sterling drops on tangled Brexit transition talks

Sterling drops on tangled Brexit transition talks The pound has fallen after the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned a transition period after the UK's exit from the European Union was "not a given". A Wearside MP has warned that leaving the EU's customs union will mean 'massive job losses'. "Given the intense work that has taken place this week it is surprising to hear that Michel Barnier is unclear on the UK's pos... [Full Article...]

1 killed in church service stabbing at Corpus Christi home, suspect arrested

1 killed in church service stabbing at Corpus Christi home, suspect arrested A church service inside a Texas home turned bloody on Wednesday when one of the parishioners suddenly lunged at a pastor and began stabbing him and others while singing in prayer. Police said another victim had been hospitalized in serious condition. Moreno was still inside the home when police arrived and was taken into custody. [Full Article...]

North Carolina vs. Duke - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina vs. Duke - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction There were so many people who could've gotten this with a double-double from Johnson and six threes from Williams. It looked like Duke was ready to bounce back in the first half, but the Blue Devils couldn't match UNC's second-half edge. [Full Article...]

Senate to vote on 2-year, $400B budget deal ahead of deadline

Senate to vote on 2-year, $400B budget deal ahead of deadline The latest legislation extends the funding through 2027. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), the Senate's top Democrat, said the two parties-and the White House-have agreed to smash through caps on military and domestic spending imposed by a 2011 law created to reduce the nation's long-term debt. [Full Article...]

Japanese Princess postpones her marriage with a commoner

Japanese Princess postpones her marriage with a commoner Mako said in a statement published by Japanese media, including the Mainichi newspaper, that the couple made a decision to postpone their wedding until 2020, a year after the emperor's abdication next year. Mako and Komuro, a commoner, announced their engagement last September. Of the 19 members of the current imperial family, only three males are left. [Full Article...]


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