Democrat reiterates doubts about Jared Kushner's loyalty to the U.S.Fri, 02 Mar 2018 05:00 | Yahoo News
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he was “absolutely” impugning Jared Kushner’s patriotism when he tweeted Wednesday that “we don’t know where his loyalties lie” — whether to America or “bailing out his and his family’s debts.”
19-Year-Old Arrested After Parents Found Shot Dead At Central Michigan UniversityFri, 02 Mar 2018 10:38 | HuffPost
Police arrested a 19-year-old man just after midnight Saturday, hours after his parents were found fatally shot in a Central Michigan University dorm building Friday morning. The shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Campbell Hall dorm on the Mount Pleasant, Michigan, campus. James Eric Davis Jr. was taken into custody after “well over 100 police officers” from multiple agencies were a part of a search for the suspect, who had been considered armed and dangerous, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said in a statement.
Russia may be helping North Korea skirt sanctions through smugglingFri, 02 Mar 2018 11:20 | Yahoo View
North Korea made $200 million over nine months through illicit trade—with the country’s coal being shipped through Russia in several instances—according to a UN report obtained by NBC News.
New Tax Law Benefiting Shareholders More Than Workers So FarFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:22 | HuffPost
WASHINGTON ― Since President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill in December, hundreds of retail companies have announced employee bonuses totaling more than $3 billion, which Republicans have said proves them right that the new law benefits regular Americans. According to several estimates, firms have announced roughly $200 billion worth of stock buybacks this year, inflating the value of company shares by reducing their supply. “Stock buybacks are windfalls that drive up the value of investment portfolios for CEOs and high-flyers,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a Senate floor speech this week.
Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, floodingFri, 02 Mar 2018 10:40 | Yahoo View
Power is out, planes are grounded and flood waters are rising in many sections of the Northeast tonight, as rain, heavy snow and vicious winds pummel the region.
'Pretty Much Everyone On The Plane Threw Up' On Gut-Wrenching LandingFri, 02 Mar 2018 14:30 | HuffPost
The tweet sent out by the National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center suggests the experience for the passengers and crew of United Flight 3833 from Charlottesville, Virginia, was miserable. More than 4,500 U.S. flights had been canceled as of Friday mid-afternoon, according to FlightAware.com. Most of those cancellations were along the East Coast from Maine to Virginia, the area currently being affected by a nor’easter, according to The Washington Post.
Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off CozumelFri, 02 Mar 2018 21:49 | Associated Press
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including 3 aid workers in Nigeria attackFri, 02 Mar 2018 07:43 | Reuters
By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military facility in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters. The raid in the town of Rann marks the latest high-profile attack by militants in the northeast, coming less than two weeks after militants abducted 110 girls from a school in the town of Dapchi in neighbouring Yobe state. The United Nations confirmed three aid workers, all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack in Rann, near the Cameroon border, and said a female nurse was missing, feared abducted.
Mom still searching for answers after young son's deadly fallFri, 02 Mar 2018 15:09 | ABC News Videos
Dina Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max Shacknai died in 2011, after falling from a second-story landing at his father Jonah Shacknai's mansion. Police later determined Max's death was an accident.
Donald Trump among mourners as 'America's pastor' Billy Graham is laid to restFri, 02 Mar 2018 19:20 | The Telegraph
The late Reverend Billy Graham, spearhead of an evangelical Christian movement that touched millions worldwide and who provided spiritual counsel to several US presidents, returned for good to his North Carolina home on Friday. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the 90-minute funeral along with some 2,000 mourners who gathered to say goodbye to the man who became known as "America's pastor". The ceremony took place at the Billy Graham Library on the family's property in Charlotte, under a broad white tent that harkens back to the "canvas cathedral" in 1949 that helped propel Graham to prominence. "My father's greatest longing has been granted. He's in the presence of God," said son Franklin Graham, one of several relatives to speak. Mr Trump, who attended with First Lady Melania Trump, did not address the gathering, but he sang along to hymns including "To God Be The Glory". President Donald Trump and the first lady attend a funeral service for Billy Graham Credit: AP He was the only one of six living presidents to attend the ceremony, although all of them issued statements honoring the late reverend. As the funeral began, Graham's casket - a simple but elegant plywood pine coffin crafted by inmates at a Louisiana prison - was carried by pallbearers through the library's cross-shaped glass entryway and out to the tent, which was buffeted by strong winds. Graham, who preached in person to more than 200 million people in 85 countries over a decades-long career, and millions more through the power of television, died last week at age 99, leaving a Christian evangelist movement without its best known champion of modern times. puff: billy graham obit Graham was bestowed the rare tribute of laying in honour for two days this week in the US Capitol's Rotunda, where Trump praised him as "an ambassador for Christ who reminded the world of the power of prayer and the gift of God's grace." The onetime backwoods minister was to be buried in the late afternoon at the foot of a cross-shaped brick walkway in the library's prayer garden, next to his late wife Ruth, who died in 2007. More than 100 international dignitaries paid tribute to Graham in Charlotte, including Billy Kim, a Korean pastor and friend who served as Graham's translator in South Korea. Mr Kim said he offered thanks on behalf of Christians worldwide. "Thank you for bringing your salvation message to our part of the world," he said. Graham, with his energetic - some would say aggressive - speaking style, made a robust impact in Asia, and particularly in South Korea, where he held his largest ever "crusade". Some 1.1 million people attended the event's final service, in Seoul in 1973, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The casket carrying the body of Rev Billy Graham is carried to his funeral service at the Billy Graham Library Credit: Getty Images But he also made inroads in places like Germany, preaching to tens of thousands in Berlin in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Graham offered spiritual guidance and friendship to 13 presidents, several of whom prayed with the minister at the White House. His daughter Anne Graham Lotz said her father's death would be as significant as his decades of ministry. "I believe this is a shot across the bow from heaven," she said of Graham's passing. "And I believe God is saying, 'Wake up church. Wake up world. Wake up Anne. Jesus is coming.'"
Student Who Allegedly Killed His Parents in College Dorm Arrested, Family ShockedSat, 03 Mar 2018 11:32 | Inside Edition
It is unclear what prompted the alleged shooting.
Pennsylvania Redistricting Leads To Bad Blood Among Some Democrats Forced To Shuffle Electoral PlansFri, 02 Mar 2018 15:10 | HuffPost
Democrats rejoiced last month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional districts, ruling that the GOP had gerrymandered the map unconstitutionally. The court’s move made Democrats competitive in several more districts than they would have been under the Republican plan. Democrat Christina Hartman, an establishment favorite running there, announced Wednesday that she would be withdrawing from that race and running in the adjacent 10th District instead.
Democratic memo reveals another Carter Page meeting with FBIFri, 02 Mar 2018 16:56 | Yahoo View
Rachel Maddow talks about some of the new things learned about the Trump Russia investigation from the Democratic memo, including a March 2016 meeting with the FBI about his contacts with Russian intelligence.
Delta To Georgia Lawmakers: 'Our Values Are Not For Sale'Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:08 | HuffPost
The CEO of Delta Air Lines on Friday declared his company’s “values are not for sale” after Georgia lawmakers retaliated against the airline for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. Bastian explained the decision to employees a day after Georgia lawmakers passed a tax bill that effectively punishes the airline for rescinding the discount for NRA members to travel to the group’s annual meeting.
What's special today for you
Your birthday on the 18th day of the month suggests than you are
one who can work well with a group, but still remain someone who
needs to maintain individual identity. There is a humanistic or
philanthropic approach to business circumstances in which you
find yourself. You may have good executive abilities, as you are
very much the organizer and administrator. You are broad-minded,
tolerant and generous; a compassionate person that can inspire
others with imaginative ideas. Some of your feelings may be
expressed, but even more of them are apt to be repressed.
Theodore Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, Richard Nixon,
George Stephenson were born under the number 9.
What was that all about? You said jump and they jumped. You made your demands, and they demanded more of your leadership. You`re a little stunned, but don`t let it slow you down. If you lose your edge, you might be losing more opportunities than you can imagine. The good news is that you can look forward to another chance. The next few days will bring more of this sudden, improbable success. History is playing out, and you`re definitely playing the hero. The role suits you so well. Get used to the idea that you`re just getting started.
Don`t pack your bags and hit the highway just yet. You still know a few tricks that this crowd hasn`t seen. Work your magic to cast the best light with the friendliest shadows. Leave them all smiling instead of feeling afraid. The idea is to identify a goal and set yourself up as the only person who can meet it. You`re a master at framing the issues to make yourself look good. Once you inspire personal loyalty, your work is almost done. You could offer a course on the side to interested professionals in related fields.
Relax from your recent bout of tense uncertainty. Slowly unclench yourself as the day goes by. It`s hard to believe that your efforts are paying off, but the evidence is all around you. Parties that once stood on the brink of war are now trading favors like civilized human beings. Elements that never matched are orbiting each other in strange but appealing harmony. You see the old obstacles in a new light. You didn`t do it all, but you did enough to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Certain people that once opposed your methods can be your friends again.
Life as you know it is fundamentally different. Unless you`re close enough to feel the tide, water that flowed under this bridge won`t be coming back the other way. Change shouldn`t worry you, but it does. You hate to admit that you`re feeling left out of events that you don`t understand. The world has a new look to match these deeper shifts. Surely others can see beneath the veneer of style. Do the same ambiguities trouble them? You want to talk about this, but the usual outlets are closed. Before putting on the new uniform, consider how it will feel.
Good times lie ahead of you or maybe just around the corner. You can smell them even if you can`t see them yet. Although you have nothing but high hopes, it could be a few hours before you get up to speed. Don`t worry, you`ll live. You might even use this delayed launch to take a better measure of your likely playmates and opponents. Some of them know this drill better than you do. You`re not too proud to ask for guidance. And once you`re ready to go, you`ll know exactly what to expect of these people.
Think fast. All is not lost. In fact, you just made an essential discovery. Now you know that you have an out, although it`s not a path that you`d normally choose. Call it an act of liberation or a lifestyle shift. Make a trade between something that you may not use for years (if ever) and something that you need right now. Pack rats contemplate the warrior`s way and decide that they could get used to living from hand to mouth. For those still struggling with the idea, this is a qualified win, not a loss. It`s all in the definition.
Another burden falls on your shoulders. You look so capable that people are willing to trust you with more than you want. Some are probably taking advantage of your good nature or sterling professionalism. Can you prove it? And if so, what can you do about it? At first you seem to be getting a bad deal, but it all adds up when you revisit the paperwork. You didn`t think you bit off more than you could chew, although it`s taking far too long to process this mouthful. Check with your dentist to be sure that all is well.
The differences between right and wrong have never been so clearly spelled out in black and white. Although you might not usually make a study of law and order, you recognize that the one who makes the rules defines the crimes. Your first impulse veers more toward payback than forgiveness. Either you`re less tolerant these days, or somebody else has bigger problems with you than usual. Social philosophies shift as times get harder or easier. Radical opposites see eye to eye on certain matters. Who thought you`d ever see the day when that would happen?
Identity is destiny. Who you are determines the hand you`re dealt, although some say it`s the other way around. You fit easily into certain roles, but you can also decide not to play them. Maybe you know a better way. Maybe you`re just convinced that there has to be one. You can only decide for yourself, though. Others will join or shun your quest for reasons that might never be clear. Don`t claim to know the shape of someone`s soul after a short conversation. You know how you`d feel if you were the one being judged.
Now you know that something greater than you controls the Universe. Despite your best efforts and firm assurances to the contrary, the times are a-changin`. It looks like some people have resurrected private agendas. Yes, it means that you might have to work harder to be taken more seriously. If you really have to change that situation, then change it you will. Just keep a cool head.
You`re mischievous and impatient. Your friends throw you a bone just to get you off their backs. Would a sneak preview keep you happy until the main event? You enjoy being a nuisance, although there may not be much of a percentage in that. Who told you that there would be? Control yourself and just maybe you`ll get more of what you want. There`s nothing wrong with relying on conventional institutions that are performing without a hitch. If you can make it to the bank today, maybe you should leave your money there instead of stuffing it in the mattress.
The formerly immortal are now having second thoughts about their shelf life. There might be a sign that your undisputed reign is finally at an end. Truth be told, you`re a little relieved to get a break from it all. Luckily, you have the time to worry about your final gesture. Split the difference and come up with a unique exit strategy that spells your name. Instead of trying to predict the whims of posterity, do something that seems appropriate for now. See how it plays out and let that influence how you develop your other good ideas for next time.