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Jones will be escorted by none other than former Vice President Joe Biden , Alabama's WAAY reported . While the Senate welcomed in the two new Democrats, it was Biden who appeared to be in the spotlight during their formal swearing-in ceremony on the Senate floor.
  • A Black Widow movie is closer than it's ever been

    A Black Widow movie is closer than it's ever been

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    Variety notes Schaeffer caught the Marvel Studio president's eye with her Black List script , The Shower ( Anne Hathaway is attached to star). "I would say certainly the one, creatively and emotionally, that we are most committed to doing is Black Widow ". The question remains: why so much hesitation over the years about a dedicated Black Widow film? Fan support has also been high, with a 2016 Fandango poll citing Black Widow as the top pick for an Avenger to get a ...
  • Ford Edge ST debuts alongside full-range facelift

    Ford Edge ST debuts alongside full-range facelift

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    A post-collision braking system, created to automatically bring the vehicle to a stop after initial impact, is newly optional. The Edge ST also will have an available performance brake package that we assume will add six-piston Brembo calipers.
  • Fed Prosecutor: No Immunity for Legal Marijuana Businesses

    Fed Prosecutor: No Immunity for Legal Marijuana Businesses

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    Cory Gardner of Colorado - spoke out last week against Sessions. Even so, in light of Sessions' move, "what we expect is major pushback" to make sure that the amendment protecting medical marijuana programs remains in place when Congress takes up the spending bill later this month, she said .
  • Alexa will be in Your New Toyota, Lexus Car by 2019

    Alexa will be in Your New Toyota, Lexus Car by 2019

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    Also new this year: some serious competition. Ives expects "a big push" from the California search giant at the trade show, he said in a research note. Amazon's voice AI Alexa managed to dominate the entire event by being integrated into so many devices than you could probably count. Whirlpool is adding voice command capabilities throughout its home appliance line-up, the company has announced at CES .
  • Trump questions taking immigrants from 'sh--hole countries'

    Trump questions taking immigrants from 'sh--hole countries'

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    Marielena Hincapie, the executive director at the National Immigration Law Center, added in a separate statement: "This is not a president who respects the dignity of people of color, and as Americans we must do everything in our power to resist this administration's white supremacist agenda".
  • South Korea floats summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

    South Korea floats summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

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    If the North agrees, one of the top agenda items will be whether the two Koreas' sportspeople make joint entrances to the opening and closing ceremonies, as they did for Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. "This initial round of talks is for the improvement of relations between North and South Korea ", he said. In short, let's not forget who we're dealing with.
  • White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits

    White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits

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    The 256 to 164 vote on the bill sets up the measure for consideration in the Senate, where leaders have said they believe they can pass the bill before the program's statutory authorization expires on January 19. The Senate will hold a procedural vote on the bill next week after it returns from a break, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.
  • US Lawmaker announces retirement, a relief to Indian IT companies

    US Lawmaker announces retirement, a relief to Indian IT companies

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    Democrats need to score a net gain of 24 seats in November to take control of the House . There are just 14 Republicans representing California from the state's 53 Congressional districts . Republicans in recent days, and Trump, have been talking up the idea of bipartisanship in 2018, in part to try to make the case to suburban voters that they can be accommodating.
  • New Guidelines on Medicaid Work Requirements

    New Guidelines on Medicaid Work Requirements

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    Pregnant women, children, the elderly and those in drug treatment would be excused. The new plan sets the stage for a potentially long and contentious legal battle over the shape and goal of a health program that more than 70 million Americans now depend on.
  • Trump, Macron Agree to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

    Trump, Macron Agree to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

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    Officials familiar with the likely new sanctions say they will target specific Iranian people and businesses. A decision on whether the USA should renew a waiver on nuclear-related sanctions against Iran was expected to be made during a White House meeting Thursday, a State Department spokesman said .
  • Pro-government rallies held in Iran

    Pro-government rallies held in Iran

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    The brutal regime has moved to squash the burgeoning protests by cutting off communication, which it did successfully almost nine years ago. The protests appear to remain leaderless. Some pro-government demonstrators carried signs showing Trump's face covered with a bright red "X". President Trump has made several statements of support for the protesters .
  • Possible joint Koreas parade at Pyeongchang under discussion

    Possible joint Koreas parade at Pyeongchang under discussion

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    During a briefing on recent discussions between North and South Korea , Moon "thanked President Trump for his influential leadership in making the talks possible", the statement said. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley later said Washington isn't changing its conditions on talks with the North. But his North Korean counterpart is said to have made strong complaints about the issue.
  • House Democrats call on Republicans to pull FISA bill, cite Trump tweet

    House Democrats call on Republicans to pull FISA bill, cite Trump tweet

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    Without action, the 702 powers and the intelligence it produces goes away. Trump then called House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), and they spoke for half an hour. "It wasn't confusing to me, I'm sorry it was to you", she said. Thursday's fight created very unusual coalitions. The tweet enraged Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who have been trying to chart a course to renew it, more or less intact, and left leaders in both parties scrambling to secure votes.
  • Oprah Winfrey Would 'Absolutely' Run For President According To Stedman Graham

    Oprah Winfrey Would 'Absolutely' Run For President According To Stedman Graham

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    The media mogul was heavily criticised in 2006 for endorsing New Age self-help book The Secret , which explores "energy fields" and "vibrations" and claims visualisation can enable you to achieve anything you desire. In 2006, " The Boondocks " ran an episode that features a future where Oprah is president - in exactly 2020. "Would you consider a woman for your running mate, and if so, who?" Meghan McCain, perhaps unsurprisingly, was negative on an Oprah presidential run.
  • Fire and Fury? Don't believe the hype

    Fire and Fury? Don't believe the hype

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    Wolff said he liked the president when he began reporting on the book, which initially was meant to be a book about the first 100 days of the Trump administration. The president himself had brought up the issue in recent weeks, and it's a top priority for House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. He pressed the case again on Sunday, tweeting: "I've had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President".
  • Sony Launches Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra & L2

    Sony Launches Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra & L2

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    Are these Sony phones cut out to be selfie leaders? So love it or hate it, it's likely here to stay for now. The new XA2, XA2 Ultra , and L2 devices have all been announced just ahead of this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Sony will showcase the smartphones.
  • Acer Once Again Flaunts Its Mastery with Thin Laptops; Readies Swift 7

    Acer Once Again Flaunts Its Mastery with Thin Laptops; Readies Swift 7

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    It measures only 0.39 inches (9.99mm) thin and weighs only 1.18 kg (2.6 lbs.) with the keyboard detached. The Swift 7 is an always-connected PC running Windows 10 and is as thin as 8.98 mm. This laptop has unibody aluminum chasis which gives it a sophisticated look. That said, I think if there was one thing I'm sure everyone won't like, it's the price.
  • HARDCAR Secures Major California Cannabis Distribution License (Type 11 - Medical)

    HARDCAR Secures Major California Cannabis Distribution License (Type 11 - Medical)

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    Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) calls it a prudent step. "Trump's approval rating is so low that I don't think he's stupid enough to mess with patients", said Millen, of Walled Lake, Mich. But the AP also says that Sessions will leave it up to US Attorneys to decide whether to aggressively crack down on weed sales. Because adult use and medical marijuana must pass through a distributor before reaching a retailer, this will allow the company to safely and securely transport more cash and ...
  • Iran accuses Saudi, US, UK of sponsoring anti-govt protests

    Iran accuses Saudi, US, UK of sponsoring anti-govt protests

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    It continued, "Maryam Rajavi is hoping for regime change", saying the protests are "definitely organized", and "the security forces report that the MEK is very active and is leading and directing them". This time, you don't see that kind of leadership emerge. But I need the government listen to us. Four people were killed in the recent unrest in Doroud city in the western Lorestan Province of Iran, semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Monday.
  • Iran state TV says protesters attacked bases — The Latest

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    Will he be able to win over the protesters this time too and usher in a peaceful new year for Iran? Despite a small bump after the 2015 nuclear deal that saw some sanctions against Iran raised, the nation's unemployment rate is still over a staggering 10% and basic foods like eggs remain costly.
  • 5 tips for New Year's resolution success

    5 tips for New Year's resolution success

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    Nevertheless, there's no reason why one should give up and not try to keep up with a new set of resolutions every year. Change does not happen automatically. You may have been drinking less water or eating out more, or simply spending your money on unimportant things. Time-based means that there is a timeframe set for when you would like to complete your goal.
  • Light Snow Possible this Weekend

    Light Snow Possible this Weekend

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    New York City will ring in the New Year with an air temperature near 10 degrees and wind chills of zero to minus-5. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that will run straight through the New Year's holiday weekend.
  • Slightly warmer Thu-Fri, very cold weekend

    Slightly warmer Thu-Fri, very cold weekend

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    Today and tomorrow will both see some sunshine with temperatures reaching the mid 50s. Frigid temperatures to continue this weekend in P.E.I. A cold front passed through Virginia early Wednesday morning, and the coldest air since last January has moved in behind it.
  • Flu cases widespread in Georgia, CDC says

    Flu cases widespread in Georgia, CDC says

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    Authorities say the flu is responsible for the deaths of three elderly people in one Kentucky county. Melaney Arnold of the Illinois Department of Public Health says the state doesn't track all flu cases, just hospitalizations and deaths.
  • Cold Air to Grip the Piedmont for Days

    Cold Air to Grip the Piedmont for Days

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    A record cold arctic air mass has moved into the Northeast and it's going to be sticking around through the start of the New Year. At that level the temperature may be within the top two lowest since records have been maintained in the 1800s.
  • Mark Hamill leads tributes to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

    Mark Hamill leads tributes to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

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    In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi , the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Sister Act. Lethal Weapon 3. Leading the tributes at the time of her death, Harrison Ford proffered: "Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original.
  • Christmas Tree Recycling at the Brush Recycling Center

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    The city's sanitation department is scheduled to begin curbside pickup of old trees January 2, with the pickups running through the 13th. The Bureau also uses tree branches and palm fronds taken from local landscapers, which get a tax credit at the end of the year for donating their scraps.
  • Coldest air in 2 years is freezing the city

    Coldest air in 2 years is freezing the city

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    The arctic air will stick around on Wednesday , when the temperature will fall even lower than normal - about 15 degrees below average with highs in the teens to mid-20s. Infants may have red, cold skin and very low energy. "What we have going on is we have a series of disturbances coming down from Canada, and each time it comes down, we get a reinforcing shot of cold air", Lewis said.
  • Municipalities Scramble to Accommodate Prepayment of 2018 Taxes

    Municipalities Scramble to Accommodate Prepayment of 2018 Taxes

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    Come back later for updates. People in the tri-state are scrambling to pay their 2018 property taxes in advance of new federal limits on how much they can deduct. Stonewall St. "The confusing part for us in Essex County is how to handle the partial payment - our collection program will only take partial payments under certain circumstances".
  • Crossroads tells Christmas story through eyes of Mary

    Crossroads tells Christmas story through eyes of Mary

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    The lambs that these shepherds guard point to the fact of the Christ's impending martyrdom and sacrifice, but also that we should not be sheep and follow the herd. How long will it take me to believe? In his sermon, Lead Pastor Dave Vance said, "Mary teaches us that all of us are nobodies, telling everybody about somebody who can save anybody".
  • Will the Republican tax law raise middle-class taxes?

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    The solution will be a mix of cutbacks (Medicaid) and privatization (Social Security and Medicare). Additionally, the new tax law that they see as the GOP's top talking point is unpopular. "The bottom line is the taxes he pays today are higher than the taxes he will pay in the years in the future", he said. Research groups across the political spectrum agree that the middle class will benefit from provisions in the tax law - at least at first.
  • AAA estimates a record number of travelers this holiday season

    AAA estimates a record number of travelers this holiday season

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    AAA is predicting nearly 3.5 million Michiganders will be traveling by plane, train and car from tomorrow through January 1. Traveling from New York Wednesday between 3:30-5:30 p.m. "We have a lot of travelers, a lot of families, young families, new travelers, that type of thing, so it's really best to give yourself more time through the process", he says.
  • Shots fired along demilitarised zone as North Korean soldier defects

    Shots fired along demilitarised zone as North Korean soldier defects

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    China , which has in the past lodged diplomatic protests with South Korea over the use of force by its coast guard, expressed 'serious concern' about the reports. The heist follows a previous "accident´´ in April, after which Yapian said it encouraged clients to keep their tokens in a safer form". China and Russia have proposed a "freeze for freeze" arrangement under which North Korea would stop its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a halt to the exercises, but there has been little ...
  • Latest Staten Island forecast for Christmas weekend

    Latest Staten Island forecast for Christmas weekend

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    Overnight lows in Denver will be in the teens, except Saturday when an 11-degree low temperature is expected. Saturday will be a washout with rain during the day and evening. A little snow is still possible on Sunday with highs in the upper 20s. Christmas Day is expected to be sunny wth a high of 37. 1 inch is more likely downtown and east of Denver.
  • White Christmas not likely for this year in Topeka

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    The National Weather Service is predicting snow to spread across southern New England beginning early Friday which will turn to freezing rain during the evening and rain through Saturday night . While the rain could be steady for a time, somewhat impairing travel, I don't see any big downpours or thunderstorms that would cause significant, widespread problems.
  • Google Chrome (Sort of) Arrives in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10

    Google Chrome (Sort of) Arrives in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10

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    Websites have already been told about this change, and have the next two months to get with the programme or potentially see their revenue plummet. With this implementation, web browsing on Google Chrome will become cleaner. Google hasn't developed a Store-packaged version of Chrome, and it's not clear that it has any particular interest in doing so.
  • House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow

    House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow

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    That's a surprisingly difficult question to answer. On Wednesday, investors will have a slower calendar of economic data and corporate earnings to contend with, as General Mills ( GIS ) earnings will be the headliner and existing home sales the most notable report on the economic calendar.
  • First Full Trailer for Heist Comedy 'Ocean's 8' Directed by Gary Ross

    First Full Trailer for Heist Comedy 'Ocean's 8' Directed by Gary Ross

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    She promises she wants to live a simple life, and then nearly immediately hooks up with Cate Blanchett's character to plan a new heist. Blanchett partners with Bullock to lead the crew, Kaling plays a jeweler looking to leave her mother's home and Rihanna appears to be a well-versed hacker named "8 Ball".