by | February 05, 2019 | 12:20

Northam's age belies the assumption that their actions reflected the tenor and tone of the era. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam found a rare ally in former Democratic senator Joe Lieberman, who said calls for Northam's resignation over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook is a "rush to judgment".

by | February 05, 2019 | 11:45

Flake credited the confrontation for recomending the final full-Senate vote on Kavanaugh be delayed for an additional week in order for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct another background check on the judge. Neither Archila nor Ocasio-Cortez's office immediately responded to HuffPost's requests for comment. Jeff Flake on live television a year ago to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh ahead of the Supreme Court justice's confirmation.

by | February 05, 2019 | 11:40

A woman has been arrested after eight people died in a fire which ripped through an apartment building in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood. It says almost 30 people were injured, at least one person seriously. She said shaken residents were evacuated and brought to her building and the one adjacent to it. She saw a young man blackened by smoke and a woman motionless on the ground.

by | February 05, 2019 | 11:33

The Pentagon has approved an extended USA deployment to the border through the end of September. On Sunday, the Pentagon announced the department will be deploying an additional 3,750 troops to the southern border. Following the reopening of the government, the president has continued to stress the need for a border wall during interviews and on Twitter using the notion of caravans of asylum seekers traveling towards the United States as evidence.

by | February 05, 2019 | 10:27

Meanwhile, freezing drizzle is expected to persist throughout the Montreal area for most of Monday, adding to the general weather malaise. "Freezing drizzle will continue today and change to periods of freezing rain later this afternoon or this evening", Environment Canada warns.

by | February 05, 2019 | 08:57

However, in talks this week in Beijing, the U.S. and Russia reported no breakthrough in their dispute, leaving little reason to think either side would change its stance on whether a Russian cruise missile violates the pact. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last week that it appeared as if Washington wasn't interested in negotiations about the treaty. After the United States gave notice of its intention to withdraw, Putin said Russian Federation would do the same.

by | February 05, 2019 | 08:04

Coming back to interior as Zinke's deputy, Bernhardt recused himself from decisions involving a long list of former industry clients to avoid conflicts of interest under ethics rules. Last week, Bloomberg News reported that Trump had interviewed former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming and current U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for the position along with Bernhardt.

by | February 05, 2019 | 07:06

A main concern among these Republicans, in addition to the problem of bypassing Congress, is how a future Democratic president would use emergency powers if Trump sets a precedent of using it for what critics say is a political goal and not a real emergency.

by | February 05, 2019 | 06:50

The former Kingfisher Airlines' boss has earlier indicated that he intends to file an application to appeal against the Westminster Magistrates' Court verdict in favour of his extradition to India. While sharing details of the latest development, Government sources said that the completion of the legal process is awaited for the extradition of the fugitive liquor baron.

by | February 05, 2019 | 06:45

The Islamic regime has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. US President Donald Trump quit the Iran nuclear deal previous year and reimposed sanctions on Tehran that had been lifted under the pact in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

by | February 05, 2019 | 05:11

The Wall Street Journal reported past year that federal prosecutors are investigating whether inaugural committee donors made contributions in exchange for political favors. Prosecutors also are looking for any illegal foreign contributions and whether committee staff members were aware of such illegality, The New York Times reported .

by | February 05, 2019 | 04:46

Some days the president's private time makes up a majority of the day, with one day listing more than seven hours of "executive time". The latest leak appears to place Trump, an early riser, in executive time for the first five hours of any day, before he gets to the Oval Office.

by | February 05, 2019 | 03:20

Thousands of demonstrators in the French capital paid tribute to the yellow vests who have been injured during clashes with police in an effort to unite the movement despite growing divisions. The marchers gathered for a rally at Place de la Republique in the city centre, where police used tear gas and water cannons to force demonstrators to keep their distance and clashes broke out with some protesters, some hooded or masked.

by | February 05, 2019 | 03:12

It is traditional that each new year in the Chinese calendar is marked by a different animal, the animals represent the Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao and a part of a 12-year cycle. "Traditional belief dictates that we should not eat the same animal during their year in order to bring good luck - so pig year don't eat pork", said Alvin Lee, marketing manager at Green Monday, a company promoting sustainable living.

by | February 05, 2019 | 02:33

Egyptian officials have announced the discovery of fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC). In a statement the ministry said "the newly discovered tombs are a familial grave who was probably for a family from the elite middle class".

by | February 05, 2019 | 00:46

The defence claims Guzman's role has been exaggerated by co-operating witnesses seeking leniency in their own cases. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan had ordered prosecutors to review the material - originally sealed because it was deemed unrelated to the drug charges - and make portions of it public within four days of the government resting its case against Guzman.

by | February 05, 2019 | 00:36

The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta on Sunday, becoming only the second franchise in National Football League history (after the Pittsburgh Steelers ) to win six Super Bowl titles. The Rams' Johnny Hekker's 65-yard punt was also longest in Super Bowl history. The Super Bowl has drawn at least 100 million viewers for the last nine years.

by | February 04, 2019 | 21:49

The passenger, Kaja Moideen , 45, had brought check-in luggage from Bangkok , and was acting in a suspicious manner. The AFP news agency reports that authorities are investigating whether the suspect is part of an worldwide smuggling ring.

by | February 04, 2019 | 19:40

He accused the US of - what he called - an aggressive stance towards Venezuela . But in an interview with Spanish television station Sexta broadcast on Sunday evening, Maduro said he would not "cave in to pressure" from those calling for his departure.

by | February 04, 2019 | 19:00

Located in the neighborhood of Sunset Park, the jail encountered problems after a fire broke out in a gear switch room on January 27, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "There's only heat in the afternoons since we've been complaining today". The officials insisted that air temperatures were at an acceptable range. The bureau had said a new electrical panel was being installed by an outside contractor.