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Matsuyama withdraws from Phoenix Open with left wrist injury Matsuyama withdraws from Phoenix Open with left wrist injury
- February 05, 2018

This was the first time Matsuyama withdrew from a tournament since 2016. In terms of total attendance, the traditional Super Bowl weekend date for the tournament results in the highest numbers on Tour, a year ago reaching a record 655,434 for the week. (more...)
Pentagon Confirms Failure of Missile Defense Test off Kauai Pentagon Confirms Failure of Missile Defense Test off Kauai
- February 04, 2018

Boeing Co was awarded a $6.56 billion US defense contract for development and sustainment of an enlarged ground-based midcourse anti-ballistic missile defense system, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The test comes at a time of heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The missile, which is being developed by Raytheon Co, is used to target intermediate range missiles and is being developed with Japan . (more...)
'Father Of Black Historical past' Celebrated In Google Doodle 'Father Of Black Historical past' Celebrated In Google Doodle
- February 03, 2018

Throughout the years, Woodson was inspired to showcase positive portrayals of African Americans and to educate future generations about black history. "When I voiced my ambition to go to Harvard, I was told by teachers, guidance counselors, and even some family members that "people like me" didn't go to schools like that", Torres wrote. (more...)
London mosque attacker jailed for at least 43 years London mosque attacker jailed for at least 43 years
- February 03, 2018

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "From our investigation, it was clear that Osborne had planned to come to London with the intention of carrying out an attack against the Muslim community". Ali's family sat in the public gallery at Woolwich Crown Court to hear Osborne sentenced. "He chose to respond to evil with good", she said. Speaking with "passion and anger", he is said to have told the soldier: 'I'm going to kill all the Muslims, Muslims ... (more...)
Immigration Not on Agenda at GOP Party Retreat Immigration Not on Agenda at GOP Party Retreat
- February 03, 2018

Trump is taking a victory lap, stressing the newly enacted tax overhaul and efforts to reduce regulations. In his speech Thursday, as he did during his State of the Union address Tuesday, Trump dismissed the "dreamer" lingo and appeared to urge lawmakers to avoid the term. (more...)
We are SO jealous of Sasha Obama's new Washington DC bedroom We are SO jealous of Sasha Obama's new Washington DC bedroom
- February 02, 2018

Michelle and a team of decorators put the house together while Barack was "busy being the president", but the problem with their new home , the 54-year-old tells DeGeneres, is Baracks feels he was "shortchanged" when it comes to the amount of closet space he was allotted. (more...)
Flu related deaths have increased across state and county Flu related deaths have increased across state and county
- February 02, 2018

Drenzek says. You can still get the flu vaccine. "Continue to be vigilant this flu season and if you have not yet been vaccinated, it is not too late to do so to protect yourself and those around you". "The flu is going to continue to be out there". Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. (more...)
FACT CHECK: Democrat's Answer To The State Of The Union Address, Annotated FACT CHECK: Democrat's Answer To The State Of The Union Address, Annotated
- February 01, 2018

Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy , the former US attorney general and NY senator who was assassinated in 1968. Speaking in front of the school's students, Kennedy will call the spot "a fitting place to gather as our nation reflects on the state of our union". (more...)
Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter
- February 01, 2018

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo was quoted by the Las Vegas Review Journal as saying that he could not comment on a federal case, "If you've got it, publish it". The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal have requested the autopsy records for both Stephen Paddock and all 58 victims of the 1 October shooting. (more...)
Ireland is having a referendum over its abortion law
- January 31, 2018

This includes the thousands of women who travel from Ireland to England in order to access abortion . There was also a vote a year ago by the Citizens Assembly, a public forum which advises the Irish government, resulting in 87% in favour of changing abortion laws. (more...)
Netanyahu, Putin To Discuss Iran In Moscow After Holocaust Commemoration Event Netanyahu, Putin To Discuss Iran In Moscow After Holocaust Commemoration Event
- January 31, 2018

Putin and Netanyahu also jointly visited Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center to see an exhibition about a 1943 uprising at the Nazis' Sobibor camp in occupied Poland. "I think that main lesson learned from the rise of the Nazis, and afterwards the defeat of the Nazis, is the need to powerfully stand up to murderous ideology in time", Netanyahu said at the museum. (more...)
South Korea pondering whether to provide North Korea oil for cultural event South Korea pondering whether to provide North Korea oil for cultural event
- January 31, 2018

Mr. Trump stopped short of offering specifics on any changes to his current policy - one that has so far consisted of beefing up US military assets in Northeast Asia, trading rhetorical barbs with North Korea's dictator and pushing on China to help isolate Pyongyang economically. (more...)
Elon Musk proclaims an early February launch plan for Falcon Heavy Elon Musk proclaims an early February launch plan for Falcon Heavy
- January 30, 2018

America's SpaceX company has conducted a key test ahead of the maiden flight of its new rocket - the Falcon Heavy . Instead, Mr Musk has chose to put his old sportscar on the top of the Falcon Heavy . Set to be the nightcap of relatively slow January for SpaceX , the rocket company is nearing the end of preparations for the launch of a communications satellite co-owned by SES and the government of Luxembourg, known as GovSat-1/SES-16. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe leaving post ahead of planned retirement Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe leaving post ahead of planned retirement
- January 30, 2018

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , criticized by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for alleged bias against him and in favor of his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, has stepped down, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. (more...)
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies
- January 29, 2018

While Kamprad's move to Switzerland and Nazi connections riled many Swedes, he remained widely beloved in his home country, where in 2010 the Malmo City Theatre premiered a show entitled, " Ingvar! ". Despite this, he lived a life of penny pinching: Kamprad recycled his tea bags, flew economy, drove an old Volvo, stayed at cheap hotels, shopped for bargains and took the little salt and pepper packets home from restaurants. (more...)
Korea's Olympic ice hockey diplomacy Korea's Olympic ice hockey diplomacy
- January 29, 2018

On the second day of its three-day visit, the eight-member advance team led by senior sports official Yun Yong-bok inspected the International Broadcasting Centre, which will house some 60 global broadcasters during the Winter Games that kick off on February 9. (more...)
Rory McIlroy remains on course for victory at Dubai Rory McIlroy remains on course for victory at Dubai
- January 28, 2018

Li's total is one short of the record on the Majlis Course after three circuits, set by Stephen Gallacher when he claimed the first of his back-to-back triumphs in 2013. He was unable to shake the attention of McIlroy, though, as the four-time major victor came roaring back into contention with a blemish-free run to the clubhouse. (more...)
'Absence of moral leadership': USA diplomat quits Myanmar panel 'Absence of moral leadership': USA diplomat quits Myanmar panel
- January 28, 2018

Richardson said Suu Kyi - whom he described as a long-time friend - had developed a "siege mentality" in office, but added that Western governments should continue to engage with Myanmar and that Suu Kyi remained the country's best hope for change. (more...)
Maroubra detective fights for life after stabbing Maroubra detective fights for life after stabbing
- January 27, 2018

Another witness Lara Alexander, who works nearby, said: "I was vacuuming inside where I work and then when I was out the back I heard about four or five gunshots pretty close by". He said he walked onto Maroubra Rd in time to see scores of police officers running into the pub. "I immediately heard sirens and I went outside to have a look". (more...)
Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs
- January 27, 2018

A vote on the White House plan, while anathema to Democrats, would technically fulfill McConnell's pledge. The New York Times reported Thursday that White House officials said the list of "enhanced security measures" were nonnegotiable, and, "t$3 hey warned that if no deal is reached, DACA recipients will face deportation when the program fully expires on March 5". (more...)