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Global Trump endorses Mitt Romney for Utah Senate bid
Author: 0 Trump endorses Mitt Romney for Utah Senate bid

Orrin Hatch . In a tweet Monday night, Trump wrote , "He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to OrrinHatch , and has my full support and endorsement!" The two have not always gotten along in the past. Romney is considered a heavy favorite for the Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch . Romney's designs on the Utah seat were known well before he announced last week .

Global Trump Rated Worst Leader in Presidential Greatness Survey
Author: 0 Trump Rated Worst Leader in Presidential Greatness Survey

Trump didn't even rank well among self-identified Republicans and conservatives, coming in 40th. Abraham Lincoln topped the list with an average score of 95.03, followed by George Washington with 92.59. Trump also "won" the most polarising President, ahead of Andrew Jackson who won the second position. Since the last survey in 2014, several former presidents moved up on the list.

Author: 0 Rain Then Freezing Rain to Start New Workweek

This could make the Monday morning commute hard. Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a Weather Alert Day is in place for Tuesday morning for the chance of freezing rain over central and eastern Kansas. Tuesday: Light freezing rain and sleet tapering down by midday. With all the rain, there are some flooding concerns this week, especially where we see the heaviest rainfalls set up to the southeast.

Global ABLV bank faces Frankfurt pitch for its future at ECB
Author: 0 ABLV bank faces Frankfurt pitch for its future at ECB

FinCEN's NPRM comes amid other actions throughout Europe involving ABLV: this weekend, Central bank governor and ECB Governing Council member Ilmars Rimsevics was detained in Latvia for questioning by Latvia's anti-corruption authority, and the Central Bank of Latvia has stepped in to address ABLV's significantly deteriorated liquidity position.

Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory: Ice to Impact Central Iowa

Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday . Temperatures will then begin to gradually warm to the mid-50's, with a sunny Monday in sight! Wed: High: 34 Mostly cloudy, breezy, colder. Freezing rain will develop after midnight.

Global State Media: Pro-Assad Militias to Enter Syria's Afrin Region
Author: 0 State Media: Pro-Assad Militias to Enter Syria's Afrin Region

He said the deal was only on military aspects and any political or other agreements would have to wait for further talks. A senior Syrian Kurdish official said Kurdish forces - a militia known as YPG - and the Syrian government had reached a deal for the army to enter Afrin, and that it could be implemented within two days.

Global China furious over terracotta thumb theft
Author: 0 China furious over terracotta thumb theft

The museum did not realize the finger was missing until weeks later, on January 8. Security cameras show Rohana putting his hand on the left hand of the statue, and then appearing to break something off from its left hand and put it in his pocket before leaving the room, according to an arrest affidavit.

Global Iran Aseman ATR72 crashes in Iran
Author: 0 Iran Aseman ATR72 crashes in Iran

The Aseman-operated plane crashed near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport, emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told ISNA news agency . Aseman Airlines was blacklisted by the European Commission, in December 2016, over safety concerns. Indicative of how this impacts airlines in the country is the average age of flag carrier Iran Air's fleet: 21.1 years, according to Air Fleets, which includes a 38-year-old Airbus A300.

Global Marc Thiessen: Despite the Olympic glow, North Korea remains in darkness
Author: 0 Marc Thiessen: Despite the Olympic glow, North Korea remains in darkness

At one point, the North Korean women raised masks to their faces which resembled Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the current dictator, Kim Jong-un. While Washington has been signaling that it is prepared for both military action as well as engagement with Pyongyang , satellite imagery released by 38 North, a North Korea analysis website, indicated an experimental light water reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear facility in North Pyongan Province is nearing completion.

Global Voting for Tripura Assembly polls begins
Author: 0 Voting for Tripura Assembly polls begins

Talking to reporters at a late evening press conference here, the CEO said while the polling went on " fairly incident free" the snags in VVPATs and EVMs did create hassles for the voters. But CPI (M) has objected to reports of a closed-door meeting between the special observer and the state BJP president at the Chief Electoral Officer's chamber.

Global Australian PM Turnbull meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split
Author: 0 Australian PM Turnbull meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split

Earlier yesterday Mr Joyce gave Malcolm Turnbull a couple of backhanders. On Thursday, while announcing ministers would be banned from having sex with staffers, Mr Turnbull described Mr Joyce's affair with Ms Campion as a "shocking error of judgment" that caused "a world of woe" for Mr Joyce's wife and four daughters.

Global PM Modi inaugurates New BJP HQ in New Delhi
Author: 0 PM Modi inaugurates New BJP HQ in New Delhi

It's bigger than the office of any other political party in the world, Shah said. Mr Modi said alliance politics was the natural result of having many political parties in a democracy and the NDA, under the leadership of Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, did this beautifully and successfully by creating regional balance.

Global Fire hits Tibet's sacred Jokhang monastery
Author: 0 Fire hits Tibet's sacred Jokhang monastery

Internet users posted pictures and videos of the fire on social media, showing flames shooting high into the air. China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since Chinese troops marched in in 1950, in what Beijing terms a "peaceful liberation".

Global Turkey has proposed to host a joint contingent in Syria
Author: 0 Turkey has proposed to host a joint contingent in Syria

But Turkey has proposed extending its campaign further east to the town of Manbij , where United States troops are based, potentially leading to direct confrontation with US-backed units.In a proposal that could signal an important breakthrough in efforts to overcome the allies´ stark differences over Syria , a Turkish official told Reuters that Turkey had proposed that Turkish and USA forces could deploy jointly in Manbij.

Global Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'
Author: 0 Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also attended the Munich conference, called his Polish counterpart's comment "outrageous". Critics say the standard arises from a nationalist agenda that seeks to whitewash crimes committed during Poland's wartime occupation.

Global Four killed as gunman open fires at church in Russia's Dagestan
Author: 0 Four killed as gunman open fires at church in Russia's Dagestan

Four people have been killed after a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region. The man was later shot and killed by security forces on duty at the time, reports said. Four women were killed on the site of the incident, while another woman subsequently succumbed to her wounds in hospital, the document added. "We had finished the mass and were beginning to leave the church", Father Pavel was quoted as saying.

Global Iranian airplane crashes in Zagros mountains, all 66 onboard killed
Author: 0 Iranian airplane crashes in Zagros mountains, all 66 onboard killed

Now, 20 emergency and rescue teams, including the Iranian Red Crescent, are trying to get to the crash site by land, but hard access is preventing them from reaching it anytime soon to confirm if there are any survivors left. It collided with a mountain called Dena, of Cordillera Zagros, near locality of Samirom, in province of Isfahan and about 480 kilometers to south of capital.

Global Iran calls Israel PM's drone claim a
Author: 0 Iran calls Israel PM's drone claim a "circus"

Iran's Foreign Minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier. The tough words on both sides at the worldwide event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shi'ite Iran.

Global Winter Olympics TV Ratings Slide Downhill to Worst Night Yet
Author: 0 Winter Olympics TV Ratings Slide Downhill to Worst Night Yet

Thanks to the Winter Olympics , This Is Us and the Super Bowl , NBC won the gold in the race for the most-watched network and taking a slim lead over CBS . CBS had each of the week's two most-watched entertainment programs, " NCIS " and "Bull", fifth and sixth overall, averaging 13.897 and 10.9 million.

Global Russians rebound, rout Slovenia 8-2; US next
Author: 0 Russians rebound, rout Slovenia 8-2; US next

Slovenia was coming off a 3-2 overtime win over the Americans, but was overmatched on Friday. Russian hockey team beat the US in the group stage match of the Olympic tournament with a score of 4:0 and got into the finals. For a while in the first period, there were even two large banners depicting the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin and messages of support for the Russian team.

Global Can Pakistan publically hang killer of Zainab Amin?
Author: 0 Can Pakistan publically hang killer of Zainab Amin?

The Prosecutor General of Punjab province, Ihtesham Qadir said the man was also convicted of terrorism charges. The girl's mother said, "We want that the suspect should be stoned to death for his crime as hanging in jail is a punishment which is given to other criminals but this beast deserves either public hanging or stoned to death".

Global 4.2 magnitude quake strikes Wales as thousands feel tremor
Author: 0 4.2 magnitude quake strikes Wales as thousands feel tremor

Tanya said the tremor did not actually shake things in the salon. Speaking to StaffsLive , Melvyn Jennings, who lives in Northwood, said: "I thought I was feeling things, until I noticed my bottled water moving too". Tina Anton wrote on Twitter: "Just had a tremor as in natural disaster in Cornwall!" All over the net'. A map showing where the natural disaster was felt.

Author: 0 Russian State Media Self-Censor Casualty Reports in Syria

Around 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked private military contractor were killed or injured in Syria last week, sources told Reuters , indicating Russian Federation is more deeply involved in Syria´s war than it has previously said.

Global Latest snow, sleet forecast for Saturday in Northern Virginia
Author: 0 Latest snow, sleet forecast for Saturday in Northern Virginia

It is more of a snow event north and west of town. While it's not almost a record-least snowy season-to-date there (last season through February 13 had only 1.4 inches), it has only picked up 27 percent of its average snowfall-to-date. The snow totals are lower along the coast with higher totals in towns such as Freehold. As of Saturday morning, it appeared that the best chance for the heaviest snow - perhaps a half-foot in some locations - would be along the North Shore, where winds ...

Global Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months
Author: 0 Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation came after sustained anti-government protests in the East African country. It did not state how long the emergency will be in effect. It remains unclear who will then take over. The United States has responded to the latest unrest by warning its embassy personnel to suspend all travel outside of the capital.

Global Yuzuru Hanyu breaks 66-year-old record in gold medal win
Author: 0 Yuzuru Hanyu breaks 66-year-old record in gold medal win

The Los Angeles-based skater scored 21.85 points below his season best to finish the short program poorly a week after stumbling through the same routine in the team event. By triumphing on Saturday, he became the first man since Dick Button in 1952 to defend the men's singles title. "It has been wonderful how he's been able to pull this off in such a short amount of time ".

Global Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near The Gaza Border
Author: 0 Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near The Gaza Border

There were no reports of casualties. The border incident is the most severe since Israel launched a devastating war against Gaza in 2014. No group has so far said it was behind the explosion. Israel holds the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas responsible for any fire coming from the blockaded coastal enclave. Hamas has in recent weeks been attempting to turn the border fence area into a battlefront, the spokesperson said, holding riots very close to the fence.

Global Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in terrifying Winter Olympics crash
Author: 0 Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in terrifying Winter Olympics crash

Schairer was in fourth place before his fall, The Washington Post reported , and had hurt his elbow in a crash during an earlier run. The Austrian Olympic Committee said that Schairer had been taken to hospital where tests showed he had fractured the fifth cervical vertebrae in his neck.

Global UAE enter World Cup qualifiers
Author: 0 UAE enter World Cup qualifiers

Karan KC was the star for Nepal as he blasted 42 runs from 31 balls with 4 sixes and 3 fours. Nepal finishes in at the top of the table with 8 points. Gerhard Erasmus (58) and Craig Williams (54) gave them hope but although the match was briefly stopped due to rain, the rest of the batsmen could not cope with UAE's bowling attack as skipper Rohan Mustafa and Amir Hayat each took three wickets.

Global Highline College Responding to 'Active Threat' After Reports of Gunfire
Author: 0 Highline College Responding to 'Active Threat' After Reports of Gunfire

We will update you as further details become available. "This is an unfolding situation". "Parents can still re-unify with students at Lowes parking lot at 24050 Pacific Highway". Highline College advises students and staff to remain sheltered in place until police reach them. The school is about 15 miles south of Seattle and has about 17,000 students.

Global Germany welcomes release of journalist in Turkey
Author: 0 Germany welcomes release of journalist in Turkey

Similarly, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) said on the side-lines of the ongoing Munich Security Conference (MSC) that, according his own "state of knowledge", Yuecel would now be able to leave Turkey again. The high-profile case of German newspaper Die Welt journalist Mr Yucel has put a significant strain on relations between the two countries. Yucel gave himself up to police past year after initially taking refuge inside a German diplomatic compound in Istanbul ...

Global Zidane's moves key to Madrid getting edge over PSG
Author: 0 Zidane's moves key to Madrid getting edge over PSG

PSG dominated on certain phases of the game against Madrid and even took the lead with Rabiot's goal. The Portuguese smashed home from the penalty spot after Giovani Lo Celso had dragged down Toni Kroos , as the teams went in level at the break.

Global Porn Star Stormy Daniels 'Is Going to Tell Her Story', Manager Says
Author: 0 Porn Star Stormy Daniels 'Is Going to Tell Her Story', Manager Says

Ms Daniels believes that Trump's attorney Michael Cohen invalidated a non-disclosure agreement after two news stories were published on Tuesday about Mr Cohen, The Associated Press reported . He did not explain why he made the payment or say whether Trump was aware of it. But last month the celebrity magazine In Touch published a 2011 interview with Clifford in which she expounds at length and in detail on their relationship and what she described as their "textbook generic" sex.

Global Shots fired after vehicle attempted to enter NSA facility
Author: 0 Shots fired after vehicle attempted to enter NSA facility

Authorities took one person into custody near the facility, the New York Post reported. Two of the people arrested were in the NSA's custody while the third, the driver of the vehicle, had been taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries, Johnson said.

Global Joy Behar mocks Pence's faith as 'mental illness'
Author: 0 Joy Behar mocks Pence's faith as 'mental illness'

We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. WIBC host Tony Katz covered the Vice President's brilliant response to Joy Behar's bigoted sentiments about his faith during Thursday's Popcorn Moment. The vice president said " The View " hosts insulted the "vast majority of the American people who cherish faith". After laughing and smiling, Behar retracted her comments.

Global Shaun White Called Out By Accuser's Lawyer For Minimizing Sexual Harassment
Author: 0 Shaun White Called Out By Accuser's Lawyer For Minimizing Sexual Harassment

He told NBC reporters, "I'm here to talk about the Olympics , not gossip and stuff". "I don't say that often, you know, it's like I try to bury it down in there so I can stay motivated and hungry for the next competition cause that's just how I do things, but I'm really taking this moment to be proud and thankful, and yeah, it feels great".

Global What you should know about Chinese New Year
Author: 0 What you should know about Chinese New Year

On Saturday 17 February, head to Duke of York Square in Chelsea for a special Chinese food market in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Dog , an animal that symbolises luck. Last year, 6.15 million Chinese travelers took worldwide trips, a 7 percent increase from 2016, with overseas spending estimated to amount to about 100 billion yuan (nearly $16 billion).

Global Instagram Bows to Russian Censor's Demands Against Anti-Putin Politician
Author: 0 Instagram Bows to Russian Censor's Demands Against Anti-Putin Politician

He also alleges that Deripaska was updating Prikhodo on the 2016 USA presidential campaign, with information that he had received from Paul Manafort , the former Trump campaign manager. Roskomnadzor by the decision of the Ust-Labinsk district court chose to lock in these materials as interim measure on the suit. It follows a demand by the country's internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platform connected to allegations made by Alexei Navalny.

Global After bribery allegations, Netanyahu's government stable - for now
Author: 0 After bribery allegations, Netanyahu's government stable - for now

After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced that it found enough evidence to recommend the state's prosecution to indict 68-year-old PM. However, Netanyahu, prime minister for almost 12 years has claimed innocence. In an impassioned defence, Mr Netanyahu took aim at police investigators saying their figures were vastly inflated and tried "to create a false impression of exchanges that never existed".

Global House intel panel leaders: Bannon refuses to answer many queries
Author: 0 House intel panel leaders: Bannon refuses to answer many queries

Schiff would be angling to use contempt charges to try to force Bannon to be more forthcoming in answering questions. He said he believed Bannon should answer the committee's questions, but "contempt is a big deal and I don't have unilateral control over that conversation", he said.

Global Helicopter Carrying Tourists in Grand Canyon Crashes
Author: 0 Helicopter Carrying Tourists in Grand Canyon Crashes

The crash killed veterinary receptionist Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend Stuart Hill, a 30-year-old vehicle salesman; and his brother, Jason Hill, a 32-year-old lawyer. "Despite having the technology to make helicopter fuel systems safer, this loophole allows new helicopters to be manufactured without crash resistant fuel systems", said Rep.

Global Comey had secret meeting with Obama just before Trump inauguration
Author: 0 Comey had secret meeting with Obama just before Trump inauguration

Rice wrote that after being briefed by the intelligence community on Russia's activities during the election, Obama stressed "the very aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities "by the book". As WND reported , talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh contends that the apparent corruption of high-ranking officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department and other intelligence agencies to help Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election was all ...

Global Taliban Deputy Khalid Mehsud 'Killed in Drone Attack' in Pakistan
Author: 0 Taliban Deputy Khalid Mehsud 'Killed in Drone Attack' in Pakistan

The death of Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Khalid Mehsud in a USA drone strike last week was confirmed Monday by a Taliban spokesman. Mehsud, also known by his alias Khan Said Sajna, is the most important militant leader to have been killed since the August 2016 killing of Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Global OR woman, doctors finds 14 worms in her eye
Author: 0 OR woman, doctors finds 14 worms in her eye

It means that North Americans may actually be more vulnerable than previously thought to such infections. Folks anxious about contracting eye worms can wear a hat with a net attached to protect their faces from flies, Schuetz said . Eye worms infect a variety of animals, but human infections are rare. "Cases of eye worm parasitic infections are rare in the United States, and this case turned out to be a species of the Thelazia that had never been reported in humans", said lead ...

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