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Worldwide Phil Murphy enacts stricter rules on gifts he can take while governor
Author: 0 Phil Murphy enacts stricter rules on gifts he can take while governor

New Jersey's next governor tweeted out morning wishes to the state. A few hours later, at a church in the Ironbound section of Newark, Murphy held a roundtable on the minimum wage and earned sick leave. "Anybody we've met since then is going to be subject to complete disclosure above the threshold of whatever the gift levels are", said Murphy. "I believe I'll be accepting a salary", said Murphy.

Worldwide Philippines' Duterte vows to get to truth of deadly mall blaze
Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte vows to get to truth of deadly mall blaze

Paolo cited a string of incidents that led him to decide to resign, like the grilling in the Senate over his alleged role in the smuggling attempt of a P64-billion shabu shipment at the Bureau of Customs, and his quarrel with his daughter apparently over the latter's posting of her predebut photographs inside the Malacañan Palace.

Worldwide Cardinal Bernard Law has died
Author: 0 Cardinal Bernard Law has died

Much of Law's time in the Catholic church has been plagued by scandal. But the cardinal suffered a dramatic fall from grace due to the appalling sex abuse crisis in Boston , where it emerged that Law had moved priest abusers between parishes without notifying authorities.

Worldwide State attorney general urges Congress to allow cannabis banking
Author: 0 State attorney general urges Congress to allow cannabis banking

California, along with 28 other states and several USA territories, has legalized the medical use of cannabis. On Tuesday, a letter signed by 19 state attorneys general was sent to Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. California Attorney General Xavier Beccera, one of the letter's co-signers, is concerned the Trump administration could derail the growing legal marijuana industry.

Worldwide Donald Trump slashes funding to United Nations in retaliation against Jerusalem vote
Author: 0 Donald Trump slashes funding to United Nations in retaliation against Jerusalem vote

The US has long contributed the biggest share to United Nations funds, which in 2017 amounted to 22 percent of the organization's $5.4 billion two-year regular budget. That's outrageous, of course, but because the UN passed the resolution many nations will claim legal standing to make it happen. "The cuts demonstrate that the U.N.is capable of tightening its belt to reflect budget constraints in donor capitals, including the U.S." he added".

Worldwide Banning Spielberg in Lebanon
Author: 0 Banning Spielberg in Lebanon

However, what passes the censor is ultimately up to the Interior Ministry, and in a rare move, the body did not approve the General Security committee's decision. The film has been refused a release because it breaches a boycott Israel directive maintained by the Lebanese government. Furthermore, a number of his previous films have been successfully screened in Lebanon since Schindler's List was released in 1993, although the director's name was blacked out on posters advertising his ...

Author: 0 White House Doctor: Donald Trump's Excellent Health 'Just How God Made Him'

Despite questions swirling about the president's cognitive abilities given reports that he sometimes repeats himself during meetings, Jackson said that Trump scored a 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment - self described as a "cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease".

Worldwide Israel, US team up to block United Nations vote on Jerusalem
Author: 0 Israel, US team up to block United Nations vote on Jerusalem

Diplomatic sources here told IANS that representatives of the Arab diplomatic community have met senior officials of the External Affairs Ministry seeking New Delhi's support in Thursday's crucial vote. In a Facebook post, Mr Morales said the decision was taken after he had spoken with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu. "Very proud to see that India joined over 100 countries at the United Nations to vote against recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel".

Worldwide Met office issues new warning for snow and ice in North
Author: 0 Met office issues new warning for snow and ice in North

The DfI has also warned drivers to "be prepared for road conditions changing over short distances". 'Travel delays on roads are possible, as are public transport cancellations. It will turn noticeably colder as the day progresses, with the showers turning a little wintry over northern hills by evening. The spokesperson said: "Very strong winds will affect parts of the United Kingdom during Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Worldwide Camila Cabello Performs 'Havana' on the 'Ellen' Show
Author: 0 Camila Cabello Performs 'Havana' on the 'Ellen' Show

She tried to have an early night, but the nerves got the better of her and she was still awake late into the evening. "I could not sleep". Luckily, that woman was just the hotel housekeeper and not the Grim Reaper coming for Camila , but still, this sounds like a deeply intense moment.

Worldwide White House doctor hands Trump top marks for mental cognition
Author: 0 White House doctor hands Trump top marks for mental cognition

When pressed about Trump's unhealthy eating habits (12 Diet Cokes per day and copious amounts of fast food), Dr. Jackson said, "I don't think he does that anymore", but assured reporters that he (along with the first lady) would be encouraging him to eat healthier meals.

Worldwide GOP sees possible DACA deal as Trump bemoans sticking points
Author: 0 GOP sees possible DACA deal as Trump bemoans sticking points

In a statement, Judge William Alsup of the Federal District Court in San Francisco said that the Trump administration must "maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis" while this immigration issue is decided in a court. "We're working now to add more Republicans to that list, and we will have more this coming week", Flake said on ABC. Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who also attended the meeting, initially said in a statement Friday that they "do ...

Worldwide India hits back at Pakistan PM over Hafiz Saeed's case
Author: 0 India hits back at Pakistan PM over Hafiz Saeed's case

We consider Hafiz Saeed a terrorist. The government's response came after Pakistan's PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said there is no case against Hafiz Saeed, using the honorific " sahib " to describe the terror chief. "The court, a three-judge bench, has released him (Saeed) saying there are no charges against him, the country has a law you know", said Abbasi. Following Saeed's release on November 24, the LeT founder had confirmed that JuD would contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan ...

Worldwide Trial for Accused Cop Killer Bracamontes Begins
Author: 0 Trial for Accused Cop Killer Bracamontes Begins

Luis Bracamontes , a 37-year-old from Mexico who has entered the United States illegally on multiple occasions, is now standing trial for the murders of Sacramento sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer sheriff's Deputy Michael Davis Jr ., according to the Sacramento Bee .

Worldwide Newborn baby found abandoned outside in North York
Author: 0 Newborn baby found abandoned outside in North York

As of Tuesday, the baby was in critical condition and there was no word on how the mom is doing. "There's still a number of hoops to jump through when you're talking about charges". The baby's health is in jeopardy, police said, adding Toronto paramedics had rushed to the scene. Police said the 19-year-old woman, who had kept her pregnancy a secret, was visiting family in Canada and gave birth to the child alone at a home on Redberry Parkway on Tuesday morning.

Worldwide NBC slammed for tweet endorsing Oprah as president
Author: 0 NBC slammed for tweet endorsing Oprah as president

Oprah was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement during the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday after which she delivered a speech that has many thinking she'll run for president in 2020 . But now her close pal King has claimed the star isn't actively looking to enter politics, although the idea of becoming president has piqued her interest.

Worldwide Government clean growth plan 'falls short' on climate targets
Author: 0 Government clean growth plan 'falls short' on climate targets

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warned that without "urgent" action within the next year the plan leaves a "significant" looming gap between expected emissions and legislated carbon targets from the 2020s. The government says the United Kingdom is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation - and the committee agrees there has been a big shift under Theresa May.

Author: 0 Ties with USA should be based on mutual trust: Pak

As well as damaging the government, the uncertainty has threatened to undermine the new USA strategy of stepping up pressure on the Taliban through air strikes and increased support for Afghan security forces to try to force the insurgents to the negotiating table.

Worldwide House GOP Leaders Target CHIP, Obamacare Tax-Delays to Avoid Shutdown
Author: 0 House GOP Leaders Target CHIP, Obamacare Tax-Delays to Avoid Shutdown

Separately, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other Democrats met privately in the Capitol with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and some emerged citing little progress. Both sides say they want a deal to increase spending caps that limit money for both the military and domestic programs. The House could vote as early as Thursday on the stopgap measure, but would need to rely on GOP votes to pass it.

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