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Olympics under way: U.S. beats Russian athletes in curling

Meanwhile, Pyeongchang organizers said Wednesday the total number of confirmed norovirus cases has risen to 86, up 54 from the previous day. CAS had previously said it didn't plan to hear their case until after the Olympics. "If we need more time, perhaps it will be Friday morning". "It's surprising that IOC Commission makes its decisions on the basis of some additional, suspicious, and anon... [Full Article...]

Renuka Chowdhury to move privilege motion against Kiren Rijiju

Renuka Chowdhury to move privilege motion against Kiren Rijiju Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at Chowdhury over her loud laughter at his claim that the idea of Aadhaar was conceptualised during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. I can't fall to that level to reply to him. In a sarcastic tweet, the Congress MLA said, "If Sardar had been Prime Minister, neither would RSS exist, neither BJP be born, nor Modi Ji would have become Prime... [Full Article...]

Omarosa Breaks Down In 'Big Brother' House About Trump: 'It's Bad'

Omarosa Breaks Down In 'Big Brother' House About Trump: 'It's Bad' It's not my circus, not my monkeys". Kelly gave her until January 20 to leave, but she didn't approve of those terms and attempted to negotiate. 'I felt like it was, like, a call to duty. The comment conflicts with Newman's past claims that she willingly resigned from the role in December . Matthews, perhaps best known for his appearances as " Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show with ... [Full Article...]

Four accused of helping Pakistani militant escape from Kashmir hospital arrested

Four accused of helping Pakistani militant escape from Kashmir hospital arrested During the firing, two cops were killed, while Jatt managed to escape. He said that following a statement in Assembly by Minister of Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, authorities had accorded approval to transfer and replacement of all the seven Health employees including Medical Officer Dr Zeenat Nizami who had reportedly referred the six under-trials, including Abu Hanzalla, for a medic... [Full Article...]

Envoy's visit was cancelled at India's request, says Maldives

Envoy's visit was cancelled at India's request, says Maldives Incidentally, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is in Saudi Arabia on an official visit while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to leave for West Asia on Friday on a three-nation visit. According to Admiral Arun Prakash (retd), former navy chief, India had started to lose the plot in the island nation way back in 2012, when the Indian infrastructure giant GMR was edged out from constructin... [Full Article...]

Pentagon weighing options for US military parade - Mattis

Pentagon weighing options for US military parade - Mattis Citing North Korea as a threat, with the additional spending, the military will add more ships, aircraft, and troops. The resemblance to the Red Square celebrations of Soviet tanks and missiles rolling past Lenin's tomb or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's celebrations to show off his Taepodong missiles. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul to Block Budget Deal Vote

Rand Paul to Block Budget Deal Vote Though Senate leaders have agreed on a two-year budget deal , it's not a done deal yet. After the objections, Schumer walked over to Paul and could be overheard, off-mic, discussing why Paul would not accept a vote on a budget point-of-order on the revised spending caps. [Full Article...]

Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer

Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer She earned a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming the first US athlete to do so since singles luge began at the Olympics in 1964. Although he implies he'll be back in 2022, it is likely this will be Davis' last Olympic appearance. She will be the fourth luger to serve as USA flag bearer and the first since 2010. [Full Article...]

McConnell announces budget deal to avoid government shutdown

McConnell announces budget deal to avoid government shutdown President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) programme in September previous year, which had protected the youth - better known as Dreamers - from deportation. President Donald Trump is playing hardball saying he'd rather see another government shutdown than see the impasse on immigration continue. A bipartisan measure to avoid the impending United St... [Full Article...]

Danny Care and Jonathan Joseph come in for England against Wales

Danny Care and Jonathan Joseph come in for England against Wales Wales pride themselves on their fitness, an area where before the tournament Jones highlighted the need for improvement. Warren Gatland has backed Eddie Jones to succeed his as British & Irish Lions boss ahead Wales' crucial Six Nations clash with England this weekend. [Full Article...]

Timing, totals for incoming winter storm

Timing, totals for incoming winter storm Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected. Expect overcast skies and a high in the mid-20s today. Expect the first wave of snow to be developing this afternoon before a steadier snow take over late this evening. Some of the heaviest snow falling in the metro could be at around 7 a.m. Friday, then clearing out by the early afternoon. Students are already hoping for yet another snow day... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh former PM sentenced to five years in prison

Bangladesh former PM sentenced to five years in prison To recall, the BNP had boycotted the 2014 polls but is expected to contest the upcoming general election. However, following his assassination in a failed coup in 1981, the shy housewife entered politics. Shirin Akhter MP, general secretary of the other JaSoD faction, however, said, "It's a verdict on a corruption case". What will be the next possible steps for BNP? "It is too early to judge... [Full Article...]

Zuma's future to be discussed by 200-plus ANC members

Zuma's future to be discussed by 200-plus ANC members Unease was growing about what an anti-corruption group described as a "veil of secrecy" around talks between Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa , who has said he anticipates a quick end to discussions about a power transition. The National Prosecuting Authority is in the coming weeks expected to decide whether or not to reinstate about 783 charges of corruption‚ racketeering and money laun... [Full Article...]

Firefighters Help Boy Stuck In Claw Toy Vending Machine

Firefighters Help Boy Stuck In Claw Toy Vending Machine Local art fans might think this is a case of life imitating art imitating life . While dining with his mother Wednesday evening, Mason decided that he wanted a stuffed animal so badly that he made a decision to crawl into the game to get one. [Full Article...]

Wintry mix headed for the Alle-Kiski Valley

Wintry mix headed for the Alle-Kiski Valley Heavy snow is possible. Lake effect snow could continue in northwest in through the end of the morning. Heavy snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour will make for slippery driving conditions and may cause low visibility. Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon, high near 21. "So there is a chance of some more snow heading into the area for next weekend", he added. [Full Article...]

Ice and snow threat tomorrow morning

Ice and snow threat tomorrow morning The yellow alert - which is valid until 12pm on Friday - reads: "Scattered snow showers tonight and tomorrow morning may lead to accumulations of up to 3cm". But it looks like the big freeze may continue for some time yet, with Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans telling Metro.co.uk the United Kingdom is looking at a prolonged winter. [Full Article...]

CSU to approve rubber-stamp German coalition deal

CSU to approve rubber-stamp German coalition deal News agency dpa is reporting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party have reached a deal on a new coalition government. Merkel's CDU is holding a party congress February 26 to endorse the deal. Seehofer said on Wednesday he was pleased with the deal, especially as he had managed to secure a now expanded Interior Ministry, giving the CSU control over... [Full Article...]

South Korea Seeks UN Permission to Let North Korean Official Attend Olympics

South Korea Seeks UN Permission to Let North Korean Official Attend Olympics On Wednesday, North Korea offered to send Kim Yo-jong, the sister of Kim Jong-un, to South Korea on Friday as a member of the high-level delegation for the Winter Games. "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games". The Olympic torch is close at hand, and the athletes are getting in their final training as the Winter Olympics in Pyeon... [Full Article...]

Toronto police find remains of 6 people in Bruce McArthur case

Toronto police find remains of 6 people in Bruce McArthur case McArthur is facing five counts of first-degree murder. McArthur was charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman, 49, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, Dean Lisowick 47, and Salim Esen, 44, in January. "I can be a bit shy until I get to know you, but am a romantic at heart", he wrote. Idsinga said the investigation, which he previously described as unprecedented in scope, is proceeding on ... [Full Article...]

N Korea not interested in talking with U.S. on sidelines of Olympics

N Korea not interested in talking with U.S. on sidelines of Olympics Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will also attend the ceremony, adding to seating complications for the hosts. But hopes for détente have been tempered by deep skepticism over the North's sudden overtures. Pence will head the US government delegation visiting the Olympics' opening ceremony at Pyeongchang, South Korea. Moon has looked to the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic openin... [Full Article...]


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