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The Statue Of Liberty Will Reopen Despite The Government Shutdown

Andrew Cuomo announced that Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty would stay open on the state's dime under an agreement struck with the Interior Department. NY had the same arrangement in 2013, during the last government shutdown. Indeed, the Trump administration encouraged national parks officials to keep sites open without full staffing during the shutdown in an effort to minimize public outcry, according to the Washington Post .

Three Team USA Gymnastics Employees Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The board of directors will name interim chairpersons until permanent selections are made as the beleaguered body tries to advance beyond the scandal. Most of the women say the abuse happened during medical appointments they scheduled with the formerly world-renowned gymnastics physician. Ashley Vance, Preston's handler, signals to him that it is time to step into his role as a therapy dog when she puts his signature blue bandana around his neck each morning.

Olympic Committee Clears Hundreds Of Russian Athletes For Korea Games

South Korea had hoped that the Games which begin in Pyeongchang on February 9 could help ease the crisis on the peninsula that surged to new heights in recent months over the North's nuclear missile programme. Short track speed skating - two extra places have been allocated to North Korea, allowing Jong Kwang-Bom to compete at 1500m and Choe Un-Song to take part in the 500m.

Halladay had morphine in system during crash

An autopsy report provided to TMZ Sports on Friday revealed two-time Cy Young Award victor Roy Halladay died of blunt trauma and drowning after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico in November. Halladay's blood content of morphine (160 ng/mL), amphetamine (1800 ng/mL), and zolpidem (72 ng/mL) can be considered trace amounts. He had a 203-105 record and won the Cy Young Award in 2003 with Toronto and in 2010 with Philadelphia.

Environmental risks dominate growing global concerns

The survey of 1,000 experts found nearly 59 percent think the world faces mounting risks , while only 7 percent believed risks were lessening. Some 59% of respondents to the WEF survey said they expect risks to intensify this year, compared with 7% that predict a decline, while 93% believe confrontations between countries will worsen, and 80% are more concerned about conflicts.

US Government shuts down

Hyde Park hosts the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt mansions, popular tourist attractions that were operated by the federal government and thus were closed. A three-day shutdown took place beginning October 5 1990 when George H.W. He did host Schumer for talks on Friday afternoon when the Democratic minority leader claimed to have pushed hard for a deal - even putting the issue of funding for Trump's promised border wall on the table.

Lebanon bans Spielberg's new movie over director's link to Israel

While Lebanon is generally considered the most liberal of Arab countries, it occasionally bans content considered immoral, inciteful or supportive of Israel. There are no direct flights between the two countries because of these tensions and Lebanese citizens are banned from contact with Israelis. Furthermore, a number of his previous films have been successfully screened in Lebanon since Schindler's List was released in 1993, although the director's name was blacked out on posters ...

President Trump signs massive tax bill into law

USPresident Donald Trump signed into law a most comprehensive rewrite of the country's tax code at a hurriedly called White House event on Friday that was lacking in pomp and ceremony associated with such occasions. "We did a rush job today.it's not fancy, but it's the Oval Office". " Corporations are literally going wild for his", Mr. Trump added. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump formally signed the tax reform legislation passed by both chambers this week into law, securing ...

Years After 26/11, Moshe Holtzberg Returns To Chabad House In Mumbai

Netanyahu then invited the boy to join him on his trip to India this week. Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi for a six-day visit Sunday and will travel to Mumbai on Thursday, where he will visit the Chabad House where Holtzberg's parents, Rabbi Gabriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah, were gunned down as 10 Muslim terrorists rampaged through Mumbai in a three-day siege.

New Effort Emerges to Split California Into 2 States

A group of California citizens want to break away from the rest of the state and form something they're calling "New California". New California claims the government has failed in "their oath of office, obligations, and responsibilities".

Turkey vows all means to prevent establishment of "terror army"

The territory includes large swaths of land captured from the Islamic State by the S.D.F., the Kurdish and Arab militia that has been the United States' main partner in Syria against the militant group. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ) which has fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984.

Syria war: Turkey denounces United States 'terror army' plan for border

The U.S. failed to deceive Turkey when it created a new acronym, the SDF, as a cover for the terrorist YPG, and it will not fool anyone by creating a border force. The United States says it has about 2,000 troops in Syria in the battle against Islamic State. Ankara sees se militias as a mere subsidiary of Kurdish guerrillas of Turkey, Kurdistan Workers ' Party (PKK).

Speeding Car Flies into Second Story of CA Building

A California motorist was moving so fast when his auto slammed into a center median Sunday that the impact launched the vehicle into the second story of a nearby building - where it stayed lodged for hours as rescuers extricated a person trapped inside.

Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

The momentous occasion is part of the reforms being brought in by crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who has pledged to "return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam". I came all the way here to support the team of Al-lttihad. "It is a legal right for us". At the stadium in Jeddah , female ushers were employed to greet the women fans and their families, who loudly cheered on the local team.

Canada Launches Trade Dispute Against US in WTO, Washington Strikes Back

Canada's claims threaten the ability of all countries to defend their workers against unfair trade. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties - punitive tariffs to restrict imports that are unfairly priced or subsidised in order to beat the competition - are a core component of Washington's trade arsenal, and frequently used to defend US interests.

Camila Cabello Says Fifth Harmony's 2017 VMA Performance Was 'Petty'

Camila Cabello has "butterflies in her stomach" over the release of her debut solo album. Cabello said her choice to perform "I Know What You Did Last Summer" as a solo act with Shawn Mendes paired with creative difference finally compelled her to up and leave.

Trump denies alleged collusion with Russian Federation

The US President has declined to commit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading an investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russian Federation, a probe the current occupant of the White House has repeatedly called a " witch hunt ".

GOP accuses Dems of holding budget deal hostage over DACA

Led by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, the bill would curtail chain migration and end the Diversity Visa Lottery, which President Trump said is critical to any deal. The Obama-era program shielded those brought to the USA illegally as children from deportation and gave them the right to work legally. "And during their lifetime, leaders in Washington have not been able to reach an agreement to fix the broken immigration system that allowed ...

Freeze Tonight with Rain Changing to Snow

Winds will shift out of the northwest by midnight and could gust as high as 38 miles per hour. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour. Drivers should use caution due to black ice on Friday and snow over the weekend. Wind chill values as low as 2. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SpaceX successfully launches secret USA government spacecraft in first mission of 2018

With Falcon heavy, SpaceX will also attempt to simultaneously land and recover all three of its first-stage rocket cores. The lack of basic details surrounding the launch is highly unusual even compared to SpaceX's national-security launches.

Justices Won't Review Challenges to Mississippi's Anti-Gay Law

The apex court also issued a notice today to the Centre seeking its response to a writ petition filed by five members of the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ) community , who said they live in anxiety of police due to their natural sexual orientation and preferences.

Celebrities Are Safe, Luv Tyagi Bids Adieu To The Show

Bigg Boss tells contestants that they have to be a part of the debate session in which the contestants tell each other why others do not deserve to stay in the house. Salman Khan then asks the contestants to count their votes from the ballot box, while Puneesh helps them! This week, Shilpa, Vikas, Hina and Luv have been nominated.

USA could freeze up to $2 billion in aid to Pakistan

Not that past US Presidents were, in Trump's description, "foolish". "So we just disagree with that", said the official who was responding to a question to a statement made by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawja Asif who had alleged that the USA is "trumpeting India's lies and deceit" and is speaking the "language of Indians".

Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is not happy with U.S. Attorney General Sessions' recent marijuana enforcement memo rescinding Obama administration guidance that enabled states to legalize marijuana without federal intervention.

Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Young received many special awards and recognitions, including the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1981, and he was inducted into six aviation and astronaut halls of fame. He retired from NASA in December 2004. Details about his death were not immediately released. Young was one of the three astronauts to travel twice to the moon.

Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

However, the Etowah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it did not believe the blaze at the home of Tina Johnson "is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him". January 2. According to reports, Johnson and her family lost their home and all of their belongings and have been living in a hotel. Witnesses to the blaze said they saw a young man with a history of public intoxication around the house before and during the fire.

Storm causing airline cancellations, flight suspensions

At Denver International Airport, some flights arriving from New Jersey and NY have been canceled. Airport officials urged travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. New York's La Guardia Airport said on Twitter that " almost all " flights there were canceled because of the weather. All told, the airline said it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,2000 flights because of the storm.

British parliamentary committee recommends levy on take-away coffee cups

Over the course of the inquiry, the committee heard that the UK's total annual coffee cup waste (30,000 tonnes) is enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall and estimates suggest that by 2025 more than 3.75 billion disposable cups could be used per year, yet just 0.25 per cent of those now used are recycled.

Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high - PMI

The projection of an improvement in underlying demand conditions was the key reason behind business confidence, according to anecdotal evidence, said the Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). "The sector therefore is in good shape heading into 2018". It also vowed to keep a tighter grip on the money supply in a much more hawkish message than it had at the previous year's meeting.

'Have heard IMA', says Nadda as doctors strike work

The National Medical Commission ( NMC ) Bill was tabled in Parliament on Friday. The strike shall be in effect from 6:00 am onwards on the proposed date until 6:00 pm, and as per the protest , this day will be observed as a black day. The protest comes the day the bill, which aims to restructure the medical regulatory body, is expected to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha. The implementation of the new bill of the government under National Commission proposal will strengthen the ...