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Rep. Latta aboard train that crashed in Virginia

Rep. Latta aboard train that crashed in Virginia Tom Cole says a person on the truck may have been injured. "They were the first on the scene to provide care to the victims, including Dr. Bucshon, who was the first one I saw get off the train and head that way", Banks said. That crossing was not gated (and most in Maryland are not), but two years ago, the FRA agreed to upgrade safety equipment at four Rosedale crossings in response to the ... [Full Article...]

South Africa: 1000 Miners Trapped Underground 'Not in Danger'

South Africa: 1000 Miners Trapped Underground 'Not in Danger' BBC reports that the mine is owned by Sibanye-Stillwater mining compnay. Company spokesman James Wellsted confirmed that the miners had been successfully rescued . "When there is a power failure, generators are supposed to kick in". Wellstead said that the company had brought emergency generators to the site, but was having issues, possibly related to an electrical surge from the st... [Full Article...]

Five dead after two helicopters collide near the town of Saint-Tropez

Five dead after two helicopters collide near the town of Saint-Tropez All the people on board were officers, a source close to the inquiry said. The cause of the crash was not immediately identified. One body had still to be recovered from the wreckage. Image: The French military use Gazelle helicopters in Mali. The school includes a special joint training program with German military pilots and its pilots are sometimes used for firefighting operations in the ar... [Full Article...]

FBI Deputy Director McCabe steps down amid pressure

FBI Deputy Director McCabe steps down amid pressure White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders would only refer any questions about the reported resignation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when queried at a scheduled press briefing Tuesday morning (AEDT). Trump has taken to Twitter to blast McCabe , asking how he could be in charge of the Clinton probe when his wife got donations from " Clinton Puppets". [Full Article...]

Gary Gray to Direct 'Men in Black' Spin-Off to Relaunch the Franchise

Gary Gray to Direct 'Men in Black' Spin-Off to Relaunch the Franchise But even with a great behind the scenes team, they're bound to find trouble matching the iconic behind the scenes duo with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones . Here come the Men in Black! After striking it big at the box-office with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle , Sony are confident that Gray can emulate that success and he has the track record to do so. [Full Article...]

Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month

Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month He supported his family via farming and mining, and was primarily self-taught. Here's an understatement: the African-American community and the United States government's intelligence apparatus have had a rather complicated and controversial relationship . [Full Article...]

Arctic states need to speed up polar bear conservation: WWF

Arctic states need to speed up polar bear conservation: WWF But, since the seals are hard to come by in ice-free conditions and the sea ice continues to melt more than ever, polar bears are suffering from "an energy deficit". "This study identifies the mechanisms that are driving those declines by looking at the actual energy needs of polar bears and how often they're able to catch seals". [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump Former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama flip the switch at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse on December 1, 2016. We need to know how to get that glow! "But it is odd because now I have a door and a doorbell and people actually trip out when I come to my door and I open it". [Full Article...]

Avalanche Kills 3 Army Soldiers In Jammu And Kashmir's Machhil

Avalanche Kills 3 Army Soldiers In Jammu And Kashmir's Machhil The deceased have been identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Naik Balbeer and Sepoy Rajinder. However one of the soldiers died on the spot while two succumbed while being evacuated to the hospital. when four soldiers of a patrol came under the snow. The avalanche occurred at 3,000-metre Sadhna Pass of Tangdhar region in Kupwara district. On January 6, another avalanche in Kupwara killed eight so... [Full Article...]

Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons

Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons Assad's forces have instead "evolved" their chemical weapons and made continued occasional use of them in smaller amounts since a deadly attack last April that drew a U.S. They emphasized that the United States was seeking a new way to hold chemical weapons-users accountable and wanted cooperation from Russia, Assad's patron, in pressuring him to end the attacks. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant can now set music alarms and look up TV schedules

Google Assistant can now set music alarms and look up TV schedules In addition, Google Assistant has been updated with new abilities related to media consumption. These two new features are rolling out to users now. Then tap on the music service you want to link and sign in. For example, in the shot below, Spotify is set as the default. The Assistant also gains the ability to look for TV schedules. [Full Article...]

Darren Osborne: Finsbury Park mosque attacker guilty of murder

Darren Osborne: Finsbury Park mosque attacker guilty of murder Dean Haydon, head of Scotland Yard's counter terrorism command, said: "He has become, what I would call radicalised, within a period of three to four weeks in the lead-up to the attack". He said Dave had been driving the van. The judge is also considering whether Osborne's offences were connected to terrorism, the London Metropolitan Police said . [Full Article...]

Arab ministers seek multilateral process to revive Mideast peace talks

Arab ministers seek multilateral process to revive Mideast peace talks President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital", Amjad Abu Assab, head of the Jerusalem Committee for the Families of Prisoners, an NGO, told Anadolu Agency. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the UN Security Council on February 20, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the UN announced Thursday, APA reports quoting turkish media. [Full Article...]

Poland's Senate passes Holocaust complicity bill despite concerns from US, Israel

Poland's Senate passes Holocaust complicity bill despite concerns from US, Israel Israel, along with several global Holocaust organizations and many critics in Poland , argues that the law could have a chilling effect on debating history, harming freedom of expression and leading to a whitewashing of Poland's wartime history. [Full Article...]

US Missile Interceptor Test off the Hawaiian Coast Fails

US Missile Interceptor Test off the Hawaiian Coast Fails This week, the Missile Defense Agency and the Navy attempted to intercept a ballistic missile with a new Raytheon-built Standard Missile-3 launched from Hawaii. The US military unsuccessfully tested the American missile defense system Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex. FEARS of nuclear apocalypse have grown after the U.S. [Full Article...]

NBA All-Star Weekend Contestants Announced

NBA All-Star Weekend Contestants Announced Klay Thompson, Warriors: The 2016 Three-Point Contest champion will appear in this event and the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year . The eight featured players have combined for over 1,300 3-pointers this season, with five of them ranking in the top eight in made three-pointers this season. [Full Article...]

Tillerson embraces Latin America before visit

Tillerson embraces Latin America before visit Tillerson focused much of his policy speech on economic ties, noting that the United States has 20 free-trade agreements, with 12 of them in the Western Hemisphere - helping to fuel nearly $2 billion in annual trade, 2.5 million U.S.jobs and a $14 billion annual trade surplus for the United States. [Full Article...]

Source Politico: Behind Pence's plan to rescue the Republican majority in 2018

Source Politico: Behind Pence's plan to rescue the Republican majority in 2018 A train full of GOP lawmakers collided with a garbage truck on Wednesday. Doug Jones, D-Ala. who was invited to travel down Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with Trump and find common ground on issues tripping up a potential bipartisan deal. Manchin, a centrist Democrat from a state that voted for Trump by 42 points, has earned a reputation of working across the aisle and being a Democratic ally with t... [Full Article...]

Nagaland: BJP suspends State leader for signing 'election boycott' letter to EC

Nagaland: BJP suspends State leader for signing 'election boycott' letter to EC We are going ahead to conduct the election as announced by the Election Commission . Naga tribal organisations have asked the BJP's state unit, which backed out of a joint declaration for not contesting the assembly polls, to come clean on whether it was committed to finding a solution to the Naga political issue . [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia closes Ritz detention centre but 56 remain in custody elsewhere

Saudi Arabia closes Ritz detention centre but 56 remain in custody elsewhere Before his release, he told Reuters in an exclusive interview at the opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days. Prince Alwaleed was arrested in Saudi Arabia in November past year, in an "anti-corruption campaign", along with other businessmen, such as Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim and Saleh Abdullah Kamel to na... [Full Article...]


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