• Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz
Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz

Last week, the media reported that the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh will start receiving guests again next month. 'There are no longer any detainees left at the Ritz-Carlton, ' the official told Reuters , speaking on condition of anonymity under briefing rules.

Read more

  • House Intel Committee Approves Release of Memo Allegedly Revealing DOJ Surveillance Abuses
House Intel Committee Approves Release of Memo Allegedly Revealing DOJ Surveillance Abuses

The explosive document reportedly contains evidence of widespread abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -commonly referred to as FISA- to spy on American citizens, including those with close ties to President Trump . She continued, "I've seen it". The memo could be released to the public by the end of the week. So depending on w...

Read more

  • Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed
Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday, the MEA said. According to an NDTV report , the foreign ministry said that it had been chose to continue with the current practice of printing the last page of the passport and not to issue a separate passport with an orange coloured jacket to ECR (...

Read more

  • Avenfield supplementary reference: NAB court rejects objections of Nawaz's lawyer
Avenfield supplementary reference: NAB court rejects objections of Nawaz's lawyer

The accountability court adjourned the corruption proceedings against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar till Wedensday. A National Accountability Bureau ( NAB ) witness SECP's Sidra Mansur recorded her statement on Tuesday, as the accountability court resumed its proceedings in the assets reference case against former finance minister Ish...

Read more

  • Hong Kong bans pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from by-election
Hong Kong bans pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from by-election

The pro-Beijing Hong Kong government has previously barred independence activists from standing for office, but Chow's ban is the first against a more moderate campaigner. China's Communist rulers have made it clear they will not tolerate any talk of independence for Hong Kong , and critics will inevitably see their influence in the decision to ...

Read more

  • HGTV Star Christopher Dionne Accused of Sexual Assault
HGTV Star Christopher Dionne Accused of Sexual Assault

However, he is denying the allegations, per NBC's Today . A friend of his two kids claimed he touched her in a sexual manner while she was attending a sleepover at his home. The girl began to cry when he pushed her away, he claimed. Speaking to police, Dionne denied the accusations but acknowledged having an odd encounter with the girl after com...

Read more

  • Border Patrol finds 76 undocumented immigrants in Texas tractor-trailer
Border Patrol finds 76 undocumented immigrants in Texas tractor-trailer

The issue came up again earlier this month when police chief William McManus was criticized for releasing 12 immigrants who had apparently been smuggled from the U.S.to Laredo . "Both the driver and his cousin admitted their involvement with human smuggling in the area", said the agency. The 22-year-old driver of the vehicle admitted to performi...

Read more

  • J&K: BJP, PDP ties frayed over FIR against army men
J&K: BJP, PDP ties frayed over FIR against army men

The BJP had demanded the withdrawal of the FIR registered against Army men including a Major in connection with the killing of two civilians in South Kashmir's Shopian district. The circumstances that were created by the stone pelters in Shopian, subjecting Army convoy to heavy pelting, hurting a JCO and others and damaging vehicles, left no other ...

Read more

  • Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy
Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy

The strongest fighting force within the Taliban is the Haqqani network , which has been blamed for the most audacious attacks in Kabul . "The Islamic Emirate has a clear message for Trump and his hand kissers, that if you go ahead with a policy of aggression and speak from the barrel of a gun, don't expect Afghans to grow flowers in respons...

Read more

  • Two Police Officers Suspended After Allegedly Taking Marijuana Edibles While On Shift
Two Police Officers Suspended After Allegedly Taking Marijuana Edibles While On Shift

That, or as non-smokers, they couldn't help but be curious and see what all the love for marijuana is about. Two Toronto police officers who allegedly consumed marijuana edibles and radio called for assistance while on duty have been suspended, according to police sources.

Read more

  • Clinton kept adviser on 2008 campaign despite sexual harassment allegation
Clinton kept adviser on 2008 campaign despite sexual harassment allegation

After hearing of the complaint, Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and other senior aides urged Clinton to fire Strider, but Clinton declined to dismiss him and kept him on for the rest of her failed run for the Democratic nomination, the sources said.

Read more

  • GOP Sen. Warns Trump Against Releasing GOP House Intel Memo
GOP Sen. Warns Trump Against Releasing GOP House Intel Memo

It was the work of the office of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman and close Trump ally who recused himself from the committee's investigation into ties between Trump and Russian Federation after he was caught a year ago promoting a different surveillance scandal with intelligence cooked up by Trump White ...

Read more

  • Trial starts for woman charged with killing twin by driving off cliff
Trial starts for woman charged with killing twin by driving off cliff

Cahill will decide if she committed second-degree murder. Defense attorney, Birney Bervar, described the crash as a "tragic accident, not murder". About an hour before the crash, another driver, Randolph Castro, saw the Duvals' SUV swerving and saw other cars get out of their way, Higa said.

Read more

  • Insider News of The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)
Insider News of The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

The stock witnessed 4.63% gains, 21.55% gains and 27.57% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. About 66,696 shares traded. Meritor, Inc. The stock of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 14 by J...

Read more

  • California contemplating jailing waiters for providing straws
California contemplating jailing waiters for providing straws

Travis Allen, Republican member at the California State Assembly requested people on his Facebook page for campaign to protest the proposal by swamping with plastic straws at Calderon's office. In a press release, Calderon explained that the bill is motivated by a push to create greater awareness about the effects of plastic straws on the envir...

Read more

  • Lords committee warns Brexit bill is 'fundamentally flawed'
Lords committee warns Brexit bill is 'fundamentally flawed'

The report follows two others that also flagged Lords' concerns about the Brexit process. Last night Mr Russell joined Welsh counterparts to brief peers on changes the devolved administrations want to see in order to secure their consent for the withdrawal bill - the first such joint approach to the Lords since 1999.

Read more

  • President Trump's first State of the Union
President Trump's first State of the Union

Trump told Britain's ITV channel that the European Union has treated the United States "very unfairly when it came to trade" and that his many problems with Brussels could "morph into something very big". "DACA" is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - an executive order signed in 2012 protecting undocumented residents from depo...

Read more

  • Ahemed Musa rejoins CSKA Moscow on loan from Leicester City
Ahemed Musa rejoins CSKA Moscow on loan from Leicester City

Who knows, maybe if he gets his confidence back we'll see him back in blue next year. The Nigeria worldwide joined the Foxes in a then club-record £16million deal in August 2016, and has since notched five goals in 33 appearances for the East Midlands outfit.

Read more

  • Bowman Appeals Suspensions In Bid To Partner Winx In 2018 Debut
Bowman Appeals Suspensions In Bid To Partner Winx In 2018 Debut

The jockey has lodged an appeal against penalty for a careless riding suspension from Friday's Warwick Farm meeting and if he can get that and another incurred the following day at the Karaka Millions meeting at Ellerslie reduced, he has a chance to ride the mare on February 17.

Read more

  • Blast Kills At Least Six Family Members In Northwestern Pakistan
Blast Kills At Least Six Family Members In Northwestern Pakistan

Three officials were killed instantly while three were injured, according to the political administration of the agency. Official sources said three women were among those killed in the blast and all the deceased belonged to the same family.

Read more

  • UP official removes FB posts questioning anti-Pakistan slogan after outrage
UP official removes FB posts questioning anti-Pakistan slogan after outrage

The clashes broke out after residents of the Muslim-dominated locality of Baddu Nagar in Kasganj arranged chairs on the road and were getting ready to unfurl the tricolour, and workers of Hindu outfits reached the area and allegedly demanded that the chairs be removed to make way for their bikes.

Read more

  • Saudi Billionaire, Media Tycoon Freed as Ritz Empties
Saudi Billionaire, Media Tycoon Freed as Ritz Empties

A senior Saudi official said last week the kingdom expects to reap more than $100 billion from the deals. There are just some discussions between me and the government, " he said. Saudi officials said the prince would keep control of Kingdom after his release . It is possible that authorities have agreed with some detainees to control their asse...

Read more

  • Taiwan holds live-fire drills as China tensions mount
Taiwan holds live-fire drills as China tensions mount

Taiwan's military is set to ferry or airlift people back home to the island from mainland China for the upcoming Lunar New Year, after Taipei denied Chinese airlines' requests for additional cross-Strait flights. China Eastern said earlier Tuesday that its decision to cancel 106 extra flights would affect 40,000 potential passengers, many of them T...

Read more

  • National Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week

This is the 44 year Catholic Schools week has been observed and several schools around the Butler County area are marking the occasion with events. Students in the school's art class are also tasked with creating a 3D cross from popsicle sticks to be presented to the Diocese at week's end.

Read more

  • European Union backs Brexit transition demands amid United Kingdom tensions
European Union backs Brexit transition demands amid United Kingdom tensions

The warning came as European affairs ministers adopted - in a matter of minutes - new orders for the bloc's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , laying out the terms of the transition, which would run from the end of March 2019 until December 31, 2020, when the bloc's current long-term budget ends.

Read more