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Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast an early spring. People came in droves amid frigid 10 degree temperatures to watch Phil as he curiously popped out of his dugout just before 7:30 a.m. The tradition of looking to a small animal to predict the weather began with German immigrants concentrated in Pennsylvania who used a hedgehog - not a groundhog. [Full Article...]

Senate Rebukes Trump on Troop Withdrawals

Senate Rebukes Trump on Troop Withdrawals The measure says the Islamic State and al-Qaida militants still pose a serious threat to the United States , and warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" from those countries could "allow terrorists to regroup, destabilize critical regions and create vacuums that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

USA pulls out of Cold War-era nuclear treaty, blaming Russian Federation

USA pulls out of Cold War-era nuclear treaty, blaming Russian Federation Navy's top officer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, said he had not discussed the INF Treaty with his Pacific counterparts during a recent trip to the region that included China and Japan, among other stops. "Unless Russia honors its INF Treaty obligations through the verifiable destruction of all of its 9M729 systems, thereby returning to full and verifiable compliance bef... [Full Article...]

Snow and ice warnings as bitter chill blasts Britain

Snow and ice warnings as bitter chill blasts Britain Flights have also been delayed at Heathrow airport. The weather in Yorkshire is set to be wintry today, as forecasters predict cloud, freezing fog, icy conditions and below freezing temperatures. Meanwhile, images posted online showed firefighters working with shovels to clear a route out of their stations. And Devon County Council has just urged people to take action in a statement on Twit... [Full Article...]

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run He emphasized his focus on love in his campaign, even while he could possible face the abrasive President Trump in the 2020 election. Voters are ready to denounce "politics of hate [and] politics of division", Booker said during a news conference in Newark, adding, "I'm looking to unite Americans in this race". [Full Article...]

Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border

Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border A display of fentanyl and meth seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Port of Entry at a press conference on January 31, 2019 . "If left alone, we could probably work this out before the end of the week but that's not the case right now because the speaker is involved and the president is involved, he said". [Full Article...]

Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation

Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation The account has since been deactivated. On the same day, a journalist contacted Mueller's office to report receiving a Twitter message from someone who said they had hacked a Russian legal firm that had received the evidence from Concord's USA based law firm Reed Smith LLP. [Full Article...]

Huawei Criminal Charges Cast Pall Over US-China Trade Talks

Huawei Criminal Charges Cast Pall Over US-China Trade Talks In Meng's first court appearance since being released, the judge moved the start of her extradition hearing to March 6, a month later than previously scheduled, in order to allow the defense time to review the evidence in the case. Trump last month mused in an interview with Reuters about intervening in Meng's case if it would help him strike a trade deal with China. "Today we are announcing t... [Full Article...]

Mueller probe 'close to being completed' - acting AG Whitaker

Mueller probe 'close to being completed' - acting AG Whitaker Following Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's comment that the Mueller probe is "close to being completed", former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said, "I would not be holding my breath". Attorney General nominee Bill Barr meets with Sen. He also pledged to ask Barr whether he would let Trump claim executive privilege to muzzle portions of the report. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory east

Winter Weather Advisory east Some school districts have indicated they will cancel classes if wind chills dip below -20 or -25 degrees. The City of Plymouth also has a snow emergency in effect. Snow and blowing snow are reducing visibilities to near-zero in some cases and creating hazardous travel conditions. A Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded area) for 3 to 6-inches is forecast with a gradation of heaviest snow north... [Full Article...]

Possible presidential hopeful Howard Schultz to appear at ASU this week

Possible presidential hopeful Howard Schultz to appear at ASU this week The announcement evoked ridicule from President Donald Trump , who agreed on Twitter that Schultz "is not the "smartest person" - along with consternation from Democrats. Washington state Democratic Party chair Tina Podlodowski urged him to reconsider, saying "Just". Bloomberg has said he's considering seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020. [Full Article...]

Theresa May faces both ways in bid to save her Brexit plan

Theresa May faces both ways in bid to save her Brexit plan The chamber, which represents 200 companies including Maersk and P&0 that facilitate 95 percent of the country's trade in goods, said May should either ditch the Irish backstop - the most contentious part of the deal she agreed in November - or put a time limit on it. [Full Article...]

Arctic Blast On The Way; Maybe Some Snow For Tuesday?

Arctic Blast On The Way; Maybe Some Snow For Tuesday? Wind gusts to 25 to 35 miles per hour may result in patchy blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibilities.* WHERE.Portions of northern Indiana.* WHEN.From 8 PM EST /7 PM CST/ Tuesday to 2 PM EST /1 PM CST/ Thursday .* ADDITIONAL DETAILS.The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. [Full Article...]

Who is longtime Trump associate Roger Stone?

Who is longtime Trump associate Roger Stone? That lack of direct allegations of colluding with Russian election interference provided new ammunition for Trump and his allies to attack the special counsel's probe. Carlson began the segment by addressing the fact that just by being under investigation, Stone's life had been upended. The New York Times reported that, referring to the intensive correspondence between the two sides. [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Dangerously cold wind chills arrive late Thursday

Weather Authority: Dangerously cold wind chills arrive late Thursday There was also snow expected in OH and along the Lake Erie shoreline on Friday during the cold temperatures. From this Sunday evening overnight into Monday morning heavy snow and blowing snow is expected over this same area. Friday will be a cloudy, breezy day. Afternoon highs will only reach the upper teens, roughly 20° below the seasonal averages. That said, fast-moving and weak disturb... [Full Article...]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election Worldwide pressure mounted on Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday after he suspended the country's top judge just weeks away from elections, prompting claims from opponents and civil society groups of an attempted judicial "coup". [Full Article...]

5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana

5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says Dakota Theriot is the "prime suspect" in the deaths of Keith and Elizabeth Theriot of Gonzales. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office identified the three other victims on Facebook as Billy, Tanner and Summer Ernest . [Full Article...]

Trump Delays State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends

Trump Delays State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends Pelosi told Mr. Trump she won't allow a concurrent resolution authorizing his address to come to the floor, after Mr. Trump told her he planned to speak next week as originally invited. It is possible two Democratic centrists - Joe Manchin and Doug Jones - could vote with the GOP as they represent knife-edge states and Mr Jones is up for re-election in 2020. [Full Article...]

Airbus CEO says hard Brexit would mean "painful decisions" for United Kingdom operations

Airbus CEO says hard Brexit would mean And French companies working alongside British partners on EU-funded projects should now be looking elsewhere, the advice says. The developments came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hinted his party might back a parliamentary bid by former minister Yvette Cooper to extend Article 50 unless a deal is reached by the end of February. [Full Article...]

USA lawmakers search for remedies as government shutdown rolls on

USA lawmakers search for remedies as government shutdown rolls on The White House expressed openness to the plan, but said it must include a "large down payment" for the President's border wall. The president asked Pelosi during a meeting on January 9 if she would fund the wall if he temporarily reopened the government for three weeks. [Full Article...]


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