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World News Cuomo aide testifies during Percoco trial
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He said they had been "all cleared by the lawyers, " Lacewell said, later saying that some lawyer in Cuomo's counsel office - she did not know who - cleared Percoco to take the positions after he left state service. "He still is", she said . She agreed Percoco aided Cuomo personally, politically and with tax matters. "I'm going to respect the process here", Lacewell said.

World News Abe to Attend Opening of Pyeongchang Olympics
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Bach said the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ), which in December banned Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko from the Olympics for life over a widespread doping scandal, had wanted a sanction "apparent to the world", but did not want to humiliate Russian Federation.

World News Trump plans to tout his record at Davos gathering of global elite
Author: 0 Trump plans to tout his record at Davos gathering of global elite

The president signed an order Tuesday imposing steep import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, repeating his assertion that the current trade system is bad for America. " Davos should feel very flattered that he has chosen this as a forum", United States transportation secretary Elaine Chao told the less-than-half full room, to dead silence.

World News US Senate votes to end gov't shutdown, bill goes to House
Author: 0 US Senate votes to end gov't shutdown, bill goes to House

Discussing Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell putting forth a spending bill that did not have the 60 votes it needed to pass, Sanders said , "When you're in that situation, it requires that what we should be doing is negotiating". The shutdown robbed Donald Trump of a chance to celebrate his first anniversary in office. Speaking during the women's march in Washington over the weekend, Gillibrand said the government shutdown is a sign the country's political leadership needs to change.

World News Republic Day 2018: Leaders of 10 ASEAN nations to be chief guests
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Delivering his first address to the nation as President , on the eve of the 69th Republic Day , Kovind said, "This is the new stage of our nation-building project on which we have embarked". No commercial flights will land or take off at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from 10:35 AM to 12:15 PM. Mean while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday hoisted tricolor at party headquarter in Delhi on the occasion of 69th Republic Day.

World News Erdogan vows to expand military operation from Afrin to Manbij
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The command operation center is tasked with running Operation Olive Branch. Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey considers "terrorists", are possibly the closest partners for the U.S. A German government spokesman said Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had agreed that Berlin would not reply to the Turkish request before forming a new German coalition government.

Author: 0 US Attorney General Sessions interviewed in Russian Federation probe

Legal experts said it could not be determined at this point as to what may be guiding Mueller's plan to question the President. Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller, a former FBI director, to take over the Russian Federation investigation one week after Mr Comey was sacked.

World News Even without Vikings in game, Super Bowl to help team
Author: 0 Even without Vikings in game, Super Bowl to help team

It's unclear whether governors or mayors usually attend the NFL's championship games for free. Volunteer guides, many from greater Minnesota , will be stationed in downtown Minneapolis in the days leading up to the February 4, 2018, Super Bowl to show visitors how to get to attractions, such as this snow globe.

World News At least 260 Kurds, Daeshis killed in Operation Olive Branch: Turkey
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President Donald Trump has urged Turkey to deescalate its military action in northern Syria to avoid a possible conflict between US and Turkish forces. The officials added that Turkish-backed rebels in the area regularly fire on these patrols and U.S. forces occasionally return fire. "This operation will continue until the last member of the terror organization is neutralized".

World News Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum
Author: 0 Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum

He told her "there's nothing that would happen to you [where] we wouldn't be there to fight for you". Mr. Trump will be pushing his " America First " agenda, along with a large team of his senior aides and cabinet officials, at the annual gathering of world leaders and the business world's elite.

World News The Trump administration just made its latest move to defund Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 The Trump administration just made its latest move to defund Planned Parenthood

The move is in line with Trump's year-long effort to block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from federal funding since he took office. " Conscience protection is a civil right guaranteed by laws that too often haven't been enforced". "You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God", Trump said , as reported by The ...

World News Governor boosts California, warns of threats in handle
Author: 0 Governor boosts California, warns of threats in handle

Governor Jerry Brown used his 16th and final state of the state address to remind everyone of what has been accomplished in recent years, and what needs to be done moving forward. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. He was introduced by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is running to replace Brown in 2019. Mr. Brown repeatedly returned to a theme of California exceptionalism.

World News GST collections pick up in December
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Before picking up in December, the revenue collection fell for two consecutive months from over Rs 92,000 crore in September to Rs 83,346 crore in October and Rs 80,808 crore in November. "Comparing with the average collection as well as past month collection, December collection is showing tax buoyancy of 7.5%". This is a good sign of the maturing GST as well as growing economy.

World News Erdogan vows no let-up in Syria campaign as United States tensions rise
Author: 0 Erdogan vows no let-up in Syria campaign as United States tensions rise

Kral FM radio host Ali Şentürk, known as "Afrikalı Ali", called on security forces to kill anybody who criticizes Turkey's operation in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin region of Syria , Cumhuriyet reported . USA officials later said the announcement had been misleading and there were no plans for a formal border force, but confirmed that Washington did want to support local fighters to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State.

World News US, Turkey talk about Syria secure zone: Pentagon
Author: 0 US, Turkey talk about Syria secure zone: Pentagon

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos before Trump's arrival, Tom Bossert said Turkey "ought to be mindful of the potential for escalation as they move into Syria and Afrin ". "We recognize that. And we're working with the Turks to try and minimize it". McKenzie said US military commanders continue to talk with Turkey about the establishment of some type of safe zone along the border.

World News Theresa May Calls For More Action On Free Trade Across Globe
Author: 0 Theresa May Calls For More Action On Free Trade Across Globe

The view largely breaks with a longstanding policy in which USA officials back a strong dollar and it raised the possibility that the Trump administration may be trying to talk down the currency to give the US economy an edge in trade as part of an "America First" strategy.

World News Will Normal life be affected because of Karnataka Bandh today?
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The second " Karnataka bandh " that is planned by the outfits for February 4, is the same day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Bengaluru . "They (BJP) have repeatedly politicised the deaths in order to polarise the society", the minister said in a statement. Fearing violence, TNSTC buses bound for Bengaluru , Mysuru and other parts of Karnataka operated only up to Hosur.

World News Donald Trump 'looking forward' to Mueller interview - under oath
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Trump suggested that people could wrongly construe his attempts to "fight back" against the investigation as obstruction. The interview came as Mueller's team has stepped up its interrogation of people linked to Trump's presidential campaign as it looks into whether the campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to flip the election in Trump's favor.

World News Enos Ditches Michigan For Alabama Barely Month After Hire
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He joined the Wolverines in a position that was yet to be finalized after spending three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas. Per the terms of Enos' contract, which he signed December 15, his salary would increase to $750,000 a year if "coordinator" was ever added to his title.

World News South Korea hospital fire kills 33 people
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The fire authorities said that they have transferred around 38 people, mostly patients to four nearby hospitals. The presidential Blue House in Seoul said in a mobile message President Moon Jae-in had called an emergency meeting of his aides to address measures regarding the fire.

World News United States officials defend trade moves as Davos braces for Trump
Author: 0 United States officials defend trade moves as Davos braces for Trump

Merkel is scheduled to speak at 2.20pm (8.30am EST) with Macron's address expected later, around 5.30pm. "This generation that was born after the Second World War have to prove that we have truly learned the lessons", said Merkel, who is 63, compared with the 71-year-old Donald Trump and 64-year-old Xi Jinping.

World News Government shutdown ends, temporary solution reached
Author: 0 Government shutdown ends, temporary solution reached

Referring to the Senate Minority Leader as "Cryin' Chuck Schumer", the president lashed out after Schumer announced he had withdrawn an offer related to funding for a border wall on Tuesday evening. He said the entire Democratic Party appears to be in disarray, which could give Trump leverage for securing a better deal before the next government shutdown deadline on February 8.

World News Rape, Murder of Girl Breaks Pakistan's Silence on Sexual Abuse
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He further claimed that prime suspect Imran is member of that worldwide mafia. Senior journalist Dr. Shahid Masood on Thursday rejected criticism on his story regarding the accused in Zainab murder case Imran Arshad's foreign currency accounts and repeated his allegation that a whole gang is behind the man arrested in connection with the seven-year old rape-slay victim in Kasur.

World News Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn't volunteering for Mueller grand jury
Author: 0 Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn't volunteering for Mueller grand jury

But Trump himself said later he was thinking of this " Russia thing" and had meant to fire Comey anyway. "I would do it", he said. What's more , he would " absolutely " do it under oath. Some lawmakers also want to question Rybicki about whether he could vouch for Comey's claim that the president pressed him to shut down the federal criminal investigation of Trump's then-national security advisor Michael Flynn .

World News KSC Visitor Complex opens ticket sales Falcon Heavy launch viewing
Author: 0 KSC Visitor Complex opens ticket sales Falcon Heavy launch viewing

For those watching the premiere flight from the Space Coast, SpaceX's plans to return all three boosters back to Earth should produce impressive visuals. competitor United Launch Alliance. "There's a lot of risk associated with the Falcon Heavy; real good chance that vehicle doesn't make it to orbit", during a talk in July 2017.

World News Alabama GOP celebrates Doug Jones' win by ending special elections
Author: 0 Alabama GOP celebrates Doug Jones' win by ending special elections

HB17, which was approved by voice vote in the House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee the first week of session, found itself on the House floor Tuesday. Still, the assurance that supporters of Senate Bill 1 would be willing eventually to look at other sources of revenue for transportation needs beyond the general fund was not enough to get Senate Democrats on board with the bill.

World News Senate leaders reach agreement to reopen government, fund it for 3 weeks
Author: 0 Senate leaders reach agreement to reopen government, fund it for 3 weeks

The shutdown cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlighted deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats. "I'll remind you- a lot of what created this impasse was Pres. Trump rejecting strong bipartisan offers that he had invited, and then fairly famously blew up with a vulgar exchange", said Coons.

World News Top German conservative urges SPD to speed up coalition talks
Author: 0 Top German conservative urges SPD to speed up coalition talks

A two-month SPD membership costs EUR10. He also hoped for a compromise on the single "citizen's insurance" that the SPD wants to replace Germany's private and public healthcare systems with, a measure opposed by the conservatives. "This is a very serious challenge and we have no time to lose because we know that other parts of the world are developing very, very quickly", she said.

World News Trump's citizenship comments add to immigration confusion on Capitol hill
Author: 0 Trump's citizenship comments add to immigration confusion on Capitol hill

But even as the President's actions threatened young immigrants with deportation, he has urged Congress to find a permanent solution that could allow them to live and work in the country legally. Kelly, coordinated with Republican leaders while they worked with Democrats to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown. He still hasn't said how many Dreamers would be covered by his pathway to citizenship.

World News Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
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A light west wind will increase to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Breezy, with an east wind around 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70%. There will be no chance for rain and humidity will remain low. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53.