Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

{FD} Pence defends Trump’s shift in Israeli policies

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida rallies down the stretch, upsets Kentucky on the road

Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 on Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Lightning upended by Wild to begin long road trip as losing streak grows to 3

Zach Parise scored his first goal of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the suddenly sputtering Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Kabul hotel attack leaves at least 5 civilians dead

At least five civilians have been killed and six other people have been wounded as an attack on a hotel in Afghanistan’s capital entered its 11th hour Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope wrapping up contentious, restive trip to Latin America

Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 killed as gunmen battle security forces at Kabul hotel

An Afghan official says at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and have been fighting security forces for 11 hours into Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro

Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Panthers lose tough road matchup to Predators

The Florida Panthers lose a tough game on the road to the reigning Western Conference champion Nashville Predators by a score of 4-3. Continue reading

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{FD} No. 14 Arizona rallies then holds of for narrow win at Stanford

The Wildcats have won 13 of 14, but this one was closer than the 12 other victories. Continue reading

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{FD} Idaho hands Lumberjacks 7th straight loss

Torry Johnson scored 25 points for NAU. Continue reading

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{FD} McConnell promises vote on ending shutdown by 1 a.m. Monday

Day One of a government shutdown, filled with increasingly angry finger pointing from both Democrats and Republicans, on Saturday appeared to produce little in terms of a potential solution for the impasse on how to fund the government. Continue reading

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{FD} Twi-lights: Bucks vs. 76ers

Check out highlights from the Milwaukee Bucks’ 116-94 loss to Philadelphia Continue reading

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{FD} Government shutdown to prevent U.S. troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas slammed the government shutdown on Saturday after finding out that it might cause them to miss Sunday’s NFL conference championship games. Continue reading

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{FD} Heat reel off 6 unanswered points in waning seconds to cap comeback win over Hornets

Kelly Olynyk scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth to help the Miami Heat erase a five-point deficit in the final 34 seconds and stun the Hornets. Continue reading

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{FD} National parks open or closed? In shutdown, it’s hit or miss

New York’s governor has said he’ll try to find state funding to open the Statue of Liberty to visitors in spite of the shutdown, just part of the parks drama arising from the stalemate in D.C. Continue reading

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{FD} Badgers’ Jamerson named East-West Shrine Game defensive MVP

Former Wisconsin Badgers safety Natrell Jamerson returned a fumble for a touchdown in the collegiate all-star game Continue reading

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{FD} USGS: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. Continue reading

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{FD} George scores 36, Thunder blast LeBron, Cavs 148-124

George scores 36, Thunder blast LeBron, Cavs 148-124 Continue reading

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{FD} Military chopper crash in Calif. leaves 2 dead

A routine training mission at Fort Irwin turns deadly. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence makes diplomatic trip to Middle East, meets with Egypt’s el-Sissi first

Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Saturday on the first leg of a trip to the volatile region. Continue reading

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{FD} Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker’s reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel Continue reading

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{FD} Day One of shutdown brings fiery rhetoric, but solutions remain elusive

Day One of a government shutdown, filled with increasingly angry finger pointing from both Democrats and Republicans, on Saturday appeared to produce little in terms of a potential solution for the impasse on how to fund the government. Continue reading

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{FD} No Garden party: Coffey returns, but Gophers fall to Ohio State

Amir Coffey was back on the court after missing time with a shoulder injury, but Minnesota lost to Ohio State 67-49 in New York City Continue reading

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{FD} Janmark, Stars beat Sabres 7-1 to finish unbeaten trip

Janmark, Stars beat Sabres 7-1 to finish unbeaten trip Continue reading

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{FD} National Cheese Lover’s Day celebrations sweep the internet

It’s just too gouda to brie true. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian billionaire and wife may have been killed, report says, conflicting with murder-suicide theory

Despite previous reports that a Canadian billionaire and his wife were killed via a murder-suicide, a private investigation into the matter has found otherwise, saying that Barry and Honey Sherman were allegedly killed in a double-homicide. This, accor… Continue reading

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{FD} **** star is found dead in rehab; fifth adult film actress to die in three months

Adult actress Olivia Lua was found dead at a California rehab facility Thursday morning, making hers the latest in a series of tragic deaths to plague the adult film industry. Continue reading

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{FD} M.J. Walker’s career game helps lead FSU to road win over Virginia Tech

M.J. Walker scored a career-high 24 points to lead Florida State to a 91-82 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Steve Hilton: Much of the federal government should be shut down — and power given back to the people

The conventional wisdom about the government shutdown chaos in Washington is completely wrong. Whoever you listen to, their explanation for the shambles is political. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in Honduras

Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades. Continue reading

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{FD} Doug Schoen: One year into the Trump presidency, a call for unity

As we look back on the first year of the Trump presidency and take stock, this much is clear: President Trump has enjoyed some political successes, but has made little progress at uniting our deeply divided country. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 myths about eyelash extensions

They require some upkeep, but you’ll never feel more glam. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump and Reagan shared a common goal, American greatness

Saturday marks the beginning of the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and gives us an opportunity to look backward, as well as forward. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown

Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} A Toronto-area mall Santa is suspected of killing 2 men

A Toronto man who worked as a mall Santa has been charged in the murders of two men. Continue reading

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{FD} Prague hotel fire kills 2, injures 8

Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Murder suspect may be tied to old slaying

Authorities in Florida say a woman arrested for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend may be linked to another, 10-year-old case. Continue reading

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{FD} DC lawmakers dig their heels in, point fingers as government shutdown rolls on

Democrats and Republicans played the blame game for a government shutdown Saturday — with both sides unable to come to an agreement on Democratic demands for language to protect illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. Continue reading

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{FD} Women’s March — Are we watching a movement or just group therapy for Trump haters?

One year ago this weekend, liberal women flowed into our nation’s capital and other cities across America for a march to protest the inauguration of President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} A show of solidarity around the world marks 2018 Women’s March

Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam

The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey eager to match up against Rob Gronkowski

All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants to cover the No. 1 receiver each opponent has to offer. He welcomes the challenge. He even requests it. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Forest skating’ is the coolest new winter workout

It doesn’t cost a dime more than a pair of skates, and sense of adventure. Continue reading

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{FD} CDC says US cruise ships were healthy in 2017, despite headlines

The health protection agency says that cruises are not breeding grounds for disease. Continue reading

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{FD} First lady Melania Trump says first year has been ‘filled with many wonderful moments’

Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump’s one year inauguration anniversary. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds close Statue of Liberty, order employee furloughs in response to shutdown

Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans Saturday to address the government shutdown, including the immediate closure of the Statue of Liberty, as the impact of the federal government technically running out of money is already being felt ac… Continue reading

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{FD} Shutdown begins: Statue of Liberty, others closed as America feels impact of impasse

The impact of the government shutdown is already being felt across the country – including at the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration – as Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans to deal with the spending bill impasse. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Security forces battled a group of three or four gunmen who stormed the popular western-style Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul Saturday, Reuters reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.” Continue reading

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