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Missing skier found at Calif. airport but says he didn't fly there

Missing skier found at Calif. airport but says he didn't fly there Deputies say Filippidis called 911 from the Sacramento International airport; officers say he appeared dazed and confused and determined there was a medical issue. Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis, 49, of Toronto disappeared from Whiteface Resort in upstate NY last Wednesday during an annual trip organized by a group of off-duty Toronto firefighters. [Full Article...]

House Republicans Open Investigation Into White House Handling Of Porter Scandal

House Republicans Open Investigation Into White House Handling Of Porter Scandal The first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter is pushing back on comments by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway that seemed to suggest smart women can't be victims of domestic violence. Kelly does not enjoy the confidence of an increasing number of his subordinates, some of whom said they believe that the retired four-star Marine Corps general has misled them. [Full Article...]

Israeli Police Recommend Netanyahu's Indictment

Israeli Police Recommend Netanyahu's Indictment He has largely remained out of the public eye since his release, but Israeli media reported that he broke his silence on the Netanyahu case last week. In contrast to Olmert, who eventually stepped down and was convicted and imprisoned, Netanyahu is still relatively popular with the public and enjoys broad political support in his Likud Party and among coalition partners - almost all of who... [Full Article...]

Suspects, Victim in Brutal Livermore Killing Identified

Suspects, Victim in Brutal Livermore Killing Identified They gave her a blanket and said they prayed with the teenager and kept her awake and talking until emergency responders arrived. Investigators say the victim of a gruesome stabbing named her killers shortly before dying at a California hospital. [Full Article...]

Suspect in custody after shooting near NSA gate at Fort Meade

Suspect in custody after shooting near NSA gate at Fort Meade Aerial images from SkyFOX shows a black SUV with heavy body damage that apparently crashed into white security barriers near the gate. Bullet holes were seen in the vehicle's windshield at one of the NSA's vehicle entry gates. The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is one of the US government's main spy agencies. Fort Meade is located just off a major Washington-area highway a... [Full Article...]

Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates

Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates Bill Gates writes that in the past year, he's been asked about Trump and the administration's policies " more often than all the other topics in this letter combined". "That's a lot, but it is less than the roughly $4 billion we spend to help developing countries", Melinda Gates wrote. That reflects the foundation's conviction that it can save more lives in poorer countries, where investments ... [Full Article...]

Man killed in 'serious accident' between vehicles at London's Heathrow Airport

Man killed in 'serious accident' between vehicles at London's Heathrow Airport The man, a British Airways engineer, in his 40s suffered serious injuries and was taken to a west London hospital where he later died. "He has since died". We await formal identification. The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed. "It looks like one of the vehicles went into the other side-on and there was a rapid response from the emergency services at the scene". [Full Article...]

German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt On Sunday Merkel defended "painful" concessions she made to the SPD to win herself a fourth term as chancellor, and she said criticism among her conservatives was not a sign her authority was waning. He told German news agency, "Die Welt", that "there no statutory basis exists in the SPD's rules that allows for the appointment of a new party leader". [Full Article...]

France warns Syria it will strike if chemical attacks proven

France warns Syria it will strike if chemical attacks proven While U.N. officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, Syrian regime officials say the death toll is closer to 10,000. In a sign of cabinet tensions, Florence Parly, the defence minister, said the new national service could not be made obligatory, but she was contradicted by GĂ©rard Collomb, the interior minister. [Full Article...]

Arrests made as Hawks raid the Guptas

Arrests made as Hawks raid the Guptas In his first response to an avalanche of pressure from the African National Congress (ANC) for him to quit, Zuma - who has been dogged by scandal throughout his political life - proclaimed his innocence and said he was being "victimised" by Nelson Mandela's former liberation movement. [Full Article...]

Aid group MSF says 24 cases of harassment, sex abuse in 2017

Aid group MSF says 24 cases of harassment, sex abuse in 2017 Ms Driver tweeted out the Telegraph article, and added further thoughts, writing: "All I can tell you about this bad revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated". Oxfam has been hit by a series of allegations after it emerged in The Times newspaper that the organisation covered up concerns that senior aid workers in Haiti following the 2011 natural disaster, including country director ... [Full Article...]

Senate has day of speeches on immigration, but no vote

Senate has day of speeches on immigration, but no vote The proposal has no chance of winning approval by the chamber. But by expanding that to all 1.8 million DACA-registered or DACA-eligible young immigrants, and attaching it to other reforms, Trump has put the Democrats in a corner. "Rather, this is the time for a narrow bill". "And every ounce of our energy is going into finding one that can pass". While debate on the Senate floor just bega... [Full Article...]

ANC orders Jacob Zuma to step down as South African president

ANC orders Jacob Zuma to step down as South African president If he doesn't resign, a vote of no confidence has been scheduled in parliament for February 22, which could lead to Zuma's removal from office. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said that Zuma would speak at 0800 GMT and satellite trucks were in position at Pretoria's Union Buildings, the seat of the country's government. [Full Article...]

Intel officials sound the alarm on Russian meddling in 2018 midterms

Intel officials sound the alarm on Russian meddling in 2018 midterms Top intelligence officials said on Tuesday that Russian Federation is likely to use bots and people susceptible to their messages to continue to reach their goal of weakening faith in American democracy . "North Korea continues to pose an evermore-increasing threat to the United States and its interests", Coats said. "Kim Jong Un views this as - any kind of a kinetic attack or effort to for... [Full Article...]

Obamas Unveil Official Portraits, Reveal Lasting Legacy

Obamas Unveil Official Portraits, Reveal Lasting Legacy Kehinde Wiley , the artist who painted former President Barack Obama's official portrait , also produced a pair of paintings depicting black women decapitating white people. The painting is shocking because Sherald has somehow conjured a vision of Michelle Obama , one of the most photographed women in history, that we have not yet seen-one free of the candid Washingtonian glamour found i... [Full Article...]

Chicago police commander fatally shot pursuing suspect

Chicago police commander fatally shot pursuing suspect The suspect, who has not been named pending charges, is a 44-year-old man from the South Side with a felony record going back to 1998, according to court records and police sources. Guglielmi did not have any details about the shooting, the officer's name or the officer's condition. A different officer came on the air and said they found the suspect and had him in handcuffs. [Full Article...]

United States urges help for Iraq, offers $3 billion credit line

United States urges help for Iraq, offers $3 billion credit line Britain pledged up to $1 billion annually in export credit over 10 years and Japan said it would contribute $100 million this year to Iraq through United Nations agencies and worldwide organisations. Iraq has suffered from decades of war and it is striking that it is holding its reconstruction conference in Kuwait , which it invaded in 1990, leading to defeat by a USA -led coalition and more ... [Full Article...]

Quick Take: China Calls for US Restraint in Steel Probe

Quick Take: China Calls for US Restraint in Steel Probe The probes were authorized under a 1962 trade law that has not been invoked since 2001. "We have a very, very bad trade deal with Korea", Trump said . The U.S.is also renegotiating a trade pact with South Korea. He said only 3 percent of domestically produced steel is needed for national-security purposes, potentially undermining Trump's argument. [Full Article...]

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen: I Paid Porn Star Stormy Daniels

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen: I Paid Porn Star Stormy Daniels Business Insider reported last month Cohen had set up a company named Essential Consultants LLC on October 17, 2016, and had used the firm's bank account to transfer Clifford the money. Jordi Lippe-McGraw, the reporter who conducted the interview by phone, confirmed to The Washington Post that the transcript accurately reflected the interview. [Full Article...]

Tonga Parliament building flattened by cyclone Gita

Tonga Parliament building flattened by cyclone Gita Winds were gusting almost 200km/h last night as the fringes of the cyclone approached Fiji, cutting communications to some residents. "But it would still bring very strong winds and heavy rain". No deaths were reported, but three people were seriously hurt . "Wind was blowing and we heard roofing torn and flying over, it was quite scary", NEMO director Leveni Aho told the ABC . [Full Article...]


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