Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set up the two showdown votes for Thursday, a day before some 800,000 federal workers are due to miss a second paycheck. One vote will be on his own measure, which reflects Trump's offer to trade border wall funding for temporary protections for some immigrants. It was quickly rejected by Democrats.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set up the two showdown votes for Thursday, a day before some 800,000 federal workers are due to miss a second paycheck. One vote will be on his own measure, which reflects Trump's offer to trade border wall funding for temporary protections for some immigrants. It was quickly rejected by Democrats.

Rightwing nativists and racists muddy Kamala’s path to White House



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Los Angeles teachers approve contract, end strike

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of the union and the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced the agreement at City Hall a few hours after a 21-hour bargaining session ended before dawn. "This is a good agreement. It is a historic agreement," Garcetti said.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of the union and the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced the agreement at City Hall a few hours after a 21-hour bargaining session ended before dawn. "This is a good agreement. It is a historic agreement," Garcetti said.

US intelligence warns of 'ever more diverse' threats



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China 'compressing' technology gains: US intel official

Reaping the benefits of sending tens of thousands of students and researchers to the United States, and a determined policy to buy and steal US technology, Beijing has "compressed the timeframe" for catching up, and now has "remarkable" capabilities, the official told journalists on condition of anonymity.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India Reaping the benefits of sending tens of thousands of students and researchers to the United States, and a determined policy to buy and steal US technology, Beijing has "compressed the timeframe" for catching up, and now has "remarkable" capabilities, the official told journalists on condition of anonymity.

US will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

The United States has accused Meng Wanzhou of misrepresenting the company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions. The arrest soured ties between Canada and China, which subsequently detained two Canadians and sentenced a third to death.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India The United States has accused Meng Wanzhou of misrepresenting the company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions. The arrest soured ties between Canada and China, which subsequently detained two Canadians and sentenced a third to death.

Salvadoran man to be charged in four fatal shootings in Nevada

Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, from El Salvador, has been jailed in Carson City since Saturday on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges. Authorities said they expect to file murder charges against him in Reno in the shooting deaths of a Washoe County couple.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, from El Salvador, has been jailed in Carson City since Saturday on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges. Authorities said they expect to file murder charges against him in Reno in the shooting deaths of a Washoe County couple.

Drone disrupts flight operations at Newark airport

The issue of drones impacting commercial air traffic has taken on new urgency after reports of drone sightings in the United Kingdom impacted air travel. Flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports were disrupted due to drone sightings.

from US News Headlines, Latest USA News, America Breaking News - Times of India The issue of drones impacting commercial air traffic has taken on new urgency after reports of drone sightings in the United Kingdom impacted air travel. Flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports were disrupted due to drone sightings.

In the race: Kamala Harris blooms in US left field



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Top US court allows Trump to bar transgender military recruitment



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Donald Trump plan to reopen government, build border wall undercut by US court



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Trump's shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate



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Chinese-Australian Writer Yang Hengjun Disappears in China


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