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The immigration and liberal groups that pushed Democrats into a government shutdown blasted the party for caving Monday, saying lawmakers bungled the fight, gave up too early and walked away without any substantive gains. Democracy for America, another political action committee, called Schumer's capitulation "a stunning display of moral and political cowardice". Cornyn offers an important qualifier here, noting that it wouldn't have been "immediate funding", echoing what Mick ...
  • Illinois Politicians React to the Federal Shutdown

    Illinois Politicians React to the Federal Shutdown

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    Claire McKaskill, a Democrat up for re-election in a red state, tweeted . "They don't want to do it but are powerless!" he said . Rounds, along with U.S. "Listen, I'm disappointed with a conversation that suggests a false choice: You either fund the government or you take care of these DACA kids", said Sen.
  • Gisele Bundchen Celebrates Tom Brady's Return to Super Bowl

    Gisele Bundchen Celebrates Tom Brady's Return to Super Bowl

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    This means all National Football League games will be available to stream on multiple mobile apps, including the National Football League mobile app, Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, AOL, and Verizon's go90 streaming mobile app, starting this year. Bettors jammed into sports books Sunday for the two conference championship games, with millions wagered in person and millions more bet on phone apps.
  • South Africa ponder all-pace attack at the Wanderers

    South Africa ponder all-pace attack at the Wanderers

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    Dinesh Karthik is likely to replace Parthiv Patel in the team, while Shikhar Dhawan might return back on the top. Faf du Plessis was livid with the surface at Centurion. India were demolished by 72 and 135 runs in the first two matches respectively against South Africa . Obviously it's disappointing when you don't win games.
  • US lawmakers scramble on immigration, shutdown paused

    US lawmakers scramble on immigration, shutdown paused

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    Beyond that, there aren't a lot of details. "We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country", in a statement released by the White House . They could have easily made a deal but chose to play Shutdown politics instead. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Democrats learned that shutting down the government doesn't work.
  • Senate approves back pay for federal workers affected by shutdown

    Senate approves back pay for federal workers affected by shutdown

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    However, a shutdown suspends the issuance of Social Security cards. MAIL DELIVERY: Deliveries would continue as usual because the U.S. Postal Service receives no tax dollars for day-to-day operations. What is the impact on food safety activities? But many government functions - especially those involving national security - are considered essential and won't be affected.
  • DJI's New Mavic Air Combines the Best of the Spark, Mavic Pro

    DJI's New Mavic Air Combines the Best of the Spark, Mavic Pro

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    In addition to that, the Mavic Air when folded up fits into a smaller footprint than the company's most compact drone - Spark which is quite astonishing. But if you leave the remote at home, or if it's out of juice, it lets you get up in the air and grab a shot. Ultimately, however, the product has proven a success for the drone giant, ultimately leading to the announcement of the palm-sized in May of a year ago.
  • Turkey shells targets in Syria

    Turkey shells targets in Syria

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    The United States, meanwhile, has armed and aided the YPG as its main ground allies against Islamic State militants. The U.S. has urged Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that its military offensive into Afrin is limited in scope and duration.
  • United States senate votes to reopen government for two weeks

    United States senate votes to reopen government for two weeks

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    Late Monday, members of the House of Representatives voted to approve the bill the U.S. Senate passed earlier in the day. THE US government is on the brink of reopening after two and a half days of chaos in Washington DC. "Let's stop victimizing the American people and get back to work on their behalf". As Congress barrels toward the next deadline, Trump and other Republicans said any agreement must be accompanied by new restrictions on illegal immigration, including money for a wall ...
  • White House Official: No Direct Contact with Palestinian Leadership Since Jerusalem Recognition

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    Israel and the United States "are striving together to achieve a true peace, lasting peace, peace with all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", Netanyahu said. He said that even though "the USA now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital, the Trump administration holds that the specific boundaries of Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem is to be worked out between the parties and is a final-status issue".
  • Apple's HomePod coming on February 9 for $349; pre-orders start Friday

    Apple's HomePod coming on February 9 for $349; pre-orders start Friday

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    At the HomePod's current price point, Apple is avoiding the affordable smart speaker market, where it would face direct competition with Google's Home and Amazon's Echo . "We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves", said Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Paul Schiller .
  • Iraqi Kurds Ready To Support 'Sacred Resistance' Against Turkey If 'Allowed'

    Iraqi Kurds Ready To Support 'Sacred Resistance' Against Turkey If 'Allowed'

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    Turkish media reported on January 22 that Turkish troops, accompanied by some 25,000 pro-Turkey rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have captured several villages in northwestern Syria. 54 fighters have been killed in the battle in Syria's Afrin region. However, those differences do "not mean that [the KNC] will stand behind these violent attacks on civilians", he said.
  • Democrats' Schumer draws criticism with deal to end shutdown

    Democrats' Schumer draws criticism with deal to end shutdown

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    Democrats have accused Republicans of poisoning chances of a deal and pandering to Trump's populist base by refusing to back a program that protects an estimated 700,000 " Dreamers " - undocumented immigrants who arrived as children - from deportation.
  • SA-born Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semis

    SA-born Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semis

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    The 22-year-old Belgian was due to play Australian Open qualifying in 2017 but because of her deep run in Hobart, had to miss out. "He was the better player on court today and he deserved to win". Henman usually doesn't travel to grand slams nowadays as he prefers to be at home but he was in attendance at Rod Laver Arena to watch Edmund's heroics.
  • US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown

    US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown

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    Democrats' objections were dropped in return for assurances from Republican leaders that they will soon address immigration and other contentious issues. Really, the question is not why other countries do not shut down. "I think if we've learned anything during this process, it's that a strategy to shut down the government over the issue of illegal immigration, is something the American people didn't understand and would not have understood in the future", McConnell said.
  • Apple's delayed HomePod speaker is finally going on sale

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    Apple's HomePod was unveiled past year and is widely seen as Siri's answer to Amazon's Alexa, although Apple has emphasized the high-fidelity music capabilities of the speaker . With the launch, Apple is taking on existing smart speakers , such as the Amazon Echo ($100) and Google Home ($129). Apple is playing in a different league with this product.
  • President Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill

    President Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill

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    They are known collectively as " Dreamers ". The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary on Saturday of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The shutdown undercut Mr Trump's self-crafted image as a dealmaker who would fix the broken culture in Washington . "The Republican majority now has 17 days to keep the Dreamers from being deported", Schumer said.
  • UK's May says She Has no Concerns About Trump's Mental State

    UK's May says She Has no Concerns About Trump's Mental State

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    These same unhappy Americans have taken to the internet en masse to download the Fire and Fury book in search of confirmation of their negative opinions. So he looks ascendant. FOLKENFLIK: You know, it's a really interesting question. - Tina Johnson, who accused Roy Moore of grabbing her buttocks, had her home burned in an expected arson.
  • The DMZ Winter Olympics

    The DMZ Winter Olympics

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    The South Korean government will review North Korea's suggestion and respond, it added. The reconciliation mood between the Koreas began after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics.
  • Sky Fills With Smoke as Mayon Volcano Emits Ash Column

    Sky Fills With Smoke as Mayon Volcano Emits Ash Column

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    The institute upgraded the alert to level four just a few minutes after the volcano suddenly erupted lava at around noon local time. A driver cleans ash from the windshield of his bus after Mount Mayon released a giant mushroom-shaped cloud of ash as it continues to erupt, in Ligao town, near Legazpi City in Albay province, south of Manila on January 22, 2018.
  • Senators have enough votes to end government shutdown

    Senators have enough votes to end government shutdown

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    Democrats want to give those immigrants who have always been here a path to citizenship; Some Republicans support some type of protections but want to curb legal and illegal immigration as part of any deal , while other GOP lawmakers disparage any legal status as "amnesty".
  • Flu season gets deadlier, and a government shutdown will make things worse

    Flu season gets deadlier, and a government shutdown will make things worse

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    Good hand washing, using an alcohol-based hand wash and frequently washing items used by someone who is sick can help to prevent the flu from spreading. H1N1 viruses don't tend to be as bad for the elderly because those individuals were most likely exposed as children and have built up immunity; for the same reason, those viruses tend to be worse for non-elderly adults.
  • Government Shutdown Ends as Senate Strikes a Deal

    Government Shutdown Ends as Senate Strikes a Deal

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    Eighteen senators, including members of both parties, were opposed. The Senate still must vote on final passage to send the bill to the House. The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary on Saturday of President Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: WH doctor

    Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: WH doctor

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    Jackson said , Mr. Trump's health was " excellent ", with mostly normal results on a battery of tests and examinations. The cognitive exam was Trump's own idea. Last week, a group of mental health professionals sent a public letter to Jackson, requesting he test Trump's cognitive abilities. "A lot of people go to the gym and they'll work out for two hours and all", Trump said.
  • Shutdown leaves USA federal employees anxious about their jobs

    Shutdown leaves USA federal employees anxious about their jobs

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    US President Donald Trump suggested Republicans to go for the so-called "nuclear-option" which requires a simple majority in the 100-member Senate as against 60, as intense negotiations with the Democrats were on to end the government shutdown, the first in five years.
  • Monday warm-up: Temperatures to soar into the 60s

    Monday warm-up: Temperatures to soar into the 60s

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    Winds will be south 5 to 10 miles per hour. Highs today climbed into the middle and upper 60's once the cloud cover broke up some, which is roughly 10 degrees above average. High pressure quickly returns to the area by Wednesday , along with a return to drier weather. A look at what models are showing, as of Monday evening, for timing of the rain this weekend is included in the video above.
  • Donald Trump Trolls Women's March With a Predictably Selfish Tweet

    Donald Trump Trolls Women's March With a Predictably Selfish Tweet

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    President Donald Trump addressed the Women's Marches previous year by suggesting that the hundreds of thousands of people who turned out should have expressed their feelings toward him at the ballot box. "It's partly about not liking Trump, but it's also the GOP and how they're just playing dirty politics", Morgan said, referring to the Republicans.
  • Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

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    If someone just woke up from a coma, then saw that video, they would have to presume the end of days just happened. Bettors didn't take long to weigh in themselves, with one gambler taking the 6 points and putting a big bet on the Eagles at the South Point resort before their rout of the Minnesota Vikings was even over.
  • Koreas to March Under One Flag at Pyeongchang Olympics Opening

    Koreas to March Under One Flag at Pyeongchang Olympics Opening

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    She briefly disappeared from public eye in 2013 when it was rumored she and other North Korean musicians had made pornographic videos. Kim Jong-un ordered the creation of the band in 2012, and it features Western-style music and outfits. "The local media and news industries should get their stories straight", they chanted. "We're just happy that we don't have to play six (North Korean) players and this was the best case scenario for the options that were given to us".
  • La Casa Blanca confirma que Donald Trump irá a Davos

    La Casa Blanca confirma que Donald Trump irá a Davos

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    Sin embargo, los demócratas condicionaron su apoyo a que el presidente y su partido apoyen regularizar a unos 800,000 jóvenes indocumentados llamados "soñadores", protegidos de la deportación hasta el 5 de marzo por un decreto de Obama cancelado por Trump .
  • Trump plans to speak post-shutdown vote, source says

    Trump plans to speak post-shutdown vote, source says

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    Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. They show the influence of Mr Trump's most hardline supporters, such as Stephen Miller and Tom Cotton, who want not just a more secure border, but less immigration overall, both legal and illegal.
  • Don't worry about oil price movement yet, Russian Federation says

    Don't worry about oil price movement yet, Russian Federation says

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    Their agreement on supply cuts, originally launched last January, is due to expire in December this year. Oil prices finished lower Friday night on worries over growing rising USA oil production. EST (1826 GMT). The accord was first struck at the end of 2016 with the aim of reining in a global supply glut that has weighed on prices for over three years.
  • Trump rejects accusations in critical book, describes self as

    Trump rejects accusations in critical book, describes self as "stable genius"

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    Wolff had earlier told the BBC that senior staff initially were open-minded to Trump's administration, believing they should respect the will of the American public. The publisher instead moved up the release date to today . Mrs. Trump supported her husband's decision to run for president and in fact encouraged him to do so.
  • Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's Afrin

    Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's Afrin

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    Behind the scenes, the US has tried to get the Turks to back off. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, speaking alongside Tillerson , recognized that the Kurds had been a key ally in the fight against ISIS but added: "On the other hand, Turkey does have a legitimate interest in protecting its own borders and own securities as Secretary Tillerson as just said".
  • George Weah Takes Oath Of Office, Becomes Liberia's 24th President

    George Weah Takes Oath Of Office, Becomes Liberia's 24th President

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    His inauguration will take place on Monday, 22nd January 2018, in Monrovia, Liberia . One of the most celebrated African leaders in recent memory will soon pass the baton to her successor, sports hero George Manneh Weah, amidst an outpouring of anger and claims of betrayal by members of her Unity Party whose candidate was trounced in Liberia's recent poll.
  • Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government

    Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government

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    Democrats want to protect young immigrants in the country illegally and are skeptical of Republican pledges to bring up free-standing immigration legislation next month. "When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders, we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform ", the statement said. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp , D-N.D., joined the talks, and is one of several Democrats up for re-election in states where Trump won in 2016.
  • U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

    U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

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    Schumer, D-N.Y. In exchange for their votes on the continuing resolution, Democrats extracted from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a pledge to address the Dreamers by February 8. Nonetheless, the current gridlock is another embarrassing and highly inconvenient episode for Donald Trump - suggesting that his second year of office is going to be just as turbulent as the first.
  • Democrats have 'come to their senses' on shutdown

    Democrats have 'come to their senses' on shutdown

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    Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were expected to be absent today if no deal was reached overnight. Senate Democrats blocked a temporary governmentwide funding bill Friday night, demanding progress on legislation to protect about 700,000 so-called Dreamer immigrants who were brought illegally to the country as children.
  • India, Pakistan should come together to fight poverty, says Modi

    India, Pakistan should come together to fight poverty, says Modi

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    India's relations with Pakistan have been at a low. Trump is said to have been inspired by Modi's praise, while also imitating him. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his big day at the World Economic Forum in Davos today. Further, he said he would seek the "serious attention" of world leaders for tackling existing and emerging challenges faced by contemporary global systems.
  • Turkish Armed Forces, FSA capture Mt. Barsaya in Afrin

    Turkish Armed Forces, FSA capture Mt. Barsaya in Afrin

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    Russian Federation has slammed USA actions in Syria that "encourage separatist sentiments among Kurds" as either a provocation or ill-informed after Turkey launched a major operation against US-backed militants in the Arab country. The Syrian military and YPG have largely avoided each other, rather than supported or opposed each other, throughout the Syrian Civil War. But Russia does not appear to be acting to prevent it, and has pulled its own troops out of the Afrin area.