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Author: 0 Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump

The federal Office of Personnel Management said government operations would "vary by agency" and employees should "refer to their home agency for guidance on reporting for duty" . "If you're against president (Barack) Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy? " he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow lawmakers "to feel uncomfortable" over the impasse.

Worldwide OR senator groped ladies at Capitol
Author: 0 OR senator groped ladies at Capitol

Kruse repeated similar behavior toward a pair of law students and a lobbyist, all of whom "felt vulnerable due to the power imbalance with Senator Kruse". Kate Brown and Gelser had received cash linked to the Hollywood producer, and asked if they were going to return the money. Kruse said representing the residents in the counties of Curry and portions of Coos, Douglas, Josephine and Jackson had been the "greatest honor" of his life.

Worldwide Don't Fall for North Korea's Winter Olympics Trap
Author: 0 Don't Fall for North Korea's Winter Olympics Trap

Vice President Mike Pence , who landed in South Korea overnight Thursday U.S. time, is leading the U.S. delegation and had expressed some willingness to meet with North Korean officials should the opportunity arise. Kim Yo-jong will become the first member of her family to step foot in South Korea when she arrives as part of North Korea's delegation, amid speculation she will deliver a message to politicians from Kim Jong-un.

Worldwide PM Modi embarks on West Asia visit
Author: 0 PM Modi embarks on West Asia visit

Modi will also travel to the United Arab Emirates, from where India gets half of its oil, and to Oman, with which India's navy has built close security ties. In Oman, Modi will hold talks with His Majesty the Sultan of Oman and other leaders. He will then hold talks with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, who will host a banquet in the visiting dignitary's honour.

Worldwide Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit South Korea
Author: 0 Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit South Korea

South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a statement that Kim Yo Jong will be joining North Korea's high-level delegation to the South, headed by Kim Yong Nam , president of North Korea's parliament. "As long as imperialism is present on the Earth and US's hostile policy against North Korea continues, the mission of the Korea People's Army to be the strong sword that protects the country and people, and peace can never change", Kim said.

Worldwide Foxconn, Facebook Lead Offers of Support After Taiwan Quake
Author: 0 Foxconn, Facebook Lead Offers of Support After Taiwan Quake

Six tourists from the mainland have been sent to a hospital in Hualien. Zhang expressed deep sympathy to all the victims and honest regards to Taiwan compatriots who suffered, saying that people from the mainland were deeply concerned about the quake and sympathize with their Taiwan compatriots.

Worldwide Alaska Airlines crew donned rubber gloves forced to deal with naked passenger
Author: 0 Alaska Airlines crew donned rubber gloves forced to deal with naked passenger

Manuel Frederick and Andrew Tisba, two passengers on the plane, described the man's behavior before takeoff as odd. The man locked himself in the airplane bathroom and took off all his clothes. Once they returned to the flight's airport of origin, Ted Stevens International Airport, passengers were told to disembark the plane and had to wait three and a half hours before their next opportunity to fly to Seattle.

Worldwide The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal
Author: 0 The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal

While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, agreed on the proposed budget with McConnell, not all Democrats are reportedly in agreement. It ends the risky sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he needs to keep America Great.

Worldwide Pence may encounter N.Korea's ceremonial head at Olympic reception
Author: 0 Pence may encounter N.Korea's ceremonial head at Olympic reception

US officials declined to offer details on the expected new sanctions beyond Pence's comments, citing concerns that any additional information could be used by those trying to skirt the new measures. Pence told reporters that he had not requested any meetings with North Korea officials during his trip, but did not rule it out and said "we'll see what happens".

Worldwide Warming through Friday, with rain this weekend
Author: 0 Warming through Friday, with rain this weekend

We'll be in the low 40s on Monday and the upper 30s on Tuesday with a chance of rain. The sky will be mostly cloudy, and the weather stays mild, with highs generally in the 60s. Partly cloudy turning mostly sunny today and a bit cooler with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. The rain showers will last on and off all day.

Worldwide CBSE makes Aadhaar mandatory for filling form
Author: 0 CBSE makes Aadhaar mandatory for filling form

As per the notification, the NEET examination is scheduled on 6 May 2018. The CBSE NEET is the central level examination that is going to be conducted across India. Students who have passed subjects physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology and English and obtained a minimum of 50 per cent marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology will be eligible to apply.

Worldwide Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown
Author: 0 Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown

They got nowhere. Neither did No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas, who at 10 p.m. EST tried and failed to get Paul's consent for votes before 1 a.m. The California Democrat spoke for just over eight hours, urging Republicans to bring a bill to the floor that would address DACA. "By leaving this vital issue unresolved, this package leaves DREAMers isolated, without a path to resolution in the House", a Democratic whip notice said.

Worldwide Border is crumbling: Olympics brings more tourists along North, S Korea divide
Author: 0 Border is crumbling: Olympics brings more tourists along North, S Korea divide

Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea - a move the vice president cautioned against. U.S. Three types of missile piqued their interest: six mid-range Hwasong-12 missiles; three Hwasong-14s, North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile; and four Hwasong-15s, the most recently tested missile, which experts say can strike anywhere in the US.

Author: 0 Mitch McConnell says Senate leaders have reached a major budget deal

Senate leaders hammered out a $400 billion deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown , increase defense and domestic spending for two years, approve disaster relief aid and increase the borrowing limit. The budget bill allocates $4.9bn over two years for Medicaid health services in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, $2bn a year to help reduce the cost of college and $14bn annually for community development grants, Think Progress reported .

Worldwide BC to raise minimum wage to $15.20 an hour by June 2021
Author: 0 BC to raise minimum wage to $15.20 an hour by June 2021

The government established a commission last October to help with the timing of the minimum wage increase, and it recommended predictable and regular hikes. After the election, with the support of the Green Party, the NDP government appointed a Fair Wages Commission to advise it on raising the minimum wage and dropped the deadline.

Worldwide Trade Breakdown: Cavs get Clarkson, Nance Jr. for Thomas, Frye
Author: 0 Trade Breakdown: Cavs get Clarkson, Nance Jr. for Thomas, Frye

Thomas was traded by Boston to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving back in August 2017. Thomas has appeared in only 15 games for the Cavs since joining from Boston, after being hindered by a hip injury. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5 guard in his fourth season with the Lakers. Ultimately, Isaiah Thomas and Cleveland just weren't a good match. Clarkson is averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds on the season.

Worldwide Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century
Author: 0 Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

The speech had little impact on Republicans, who have not agreed to a vote. As minority leader, Pelosi can speak uninterrupted on the House floor. She took to the floor for "one minute" and used it to launch an epic eight-hour speech , in which she told immigrant stories. "House Democrats have a voice here and we must be heard", she said.

Worldwide Trump met with Rosenstein to discuss Democratic intelligence memo
Author: 0 Trump met with Rosenstein to discuss Democratic intelligence memo

And as Democrats warn Trump's opposition to the arguments laid out in their memo may lead Trump to block its release, Trump's allies are eager to point to the government process as a buffer to Trump's views. On February 2, the White House granted the release of the GOP memo, from the office of Representative Devin Nunes , the Republican chairman of the House committee.

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