by | January 26, 2018 | 03:30

There is no official payload because this is a test flight for SpaceX , but Musk announced late a year ago that a cherry red Tesla will be encapsulated in the rocket's nose cone and launched toward Mars orbit. It is created to carry large payloads to orbit and could eventually take people to the Moon or Mars. According to a BBC report, the 27 Merlin engines at the base of the rocket should be capable of generating nearly 23,000 kilonewtons of thrust - slightly more than double that of the ...

by | January 26, 2018 | 03:26

The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill [HB 17 materials] to eliminate special elections when there is a vacancy in the US Senate. In December, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in an upset triumph during the 2017 Alabama Senate special election. Rep. Christopher England, D-Tuscaloosa, also suggested that the bill would prevent voters from expressing their displeasure over issues like the appointment of odd, whose office was investigating ...

by | January 26, 2018 | 03:23

All but five Democrats voted to block the short-term bill that would have sustained federal funding at current levels, called a continuing resolution (CR). Schumer . Callers to the White House have been greeted with an answering machine message saying the phone line is closed because opposition Democrats are "holding Government funding hostage".

by | January 26, 2018 | 03:20

But even as Mr Trump's actions have threatened almost 700,000 young immigrants with the fate of deportation when the programme expires on March 5, the President has urged Congress to find a permanent solution that could allow them to live and work in the country legally.

by | January 26, 2018 | 03:15

East wind around 5 miles per hour. Again, it probably won't be much, but a few scattered showers or thunderstorms are possible before clearing Saturday afternoon. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Tuesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a lows in the mid to upper 20's.

by | January 26, 2018 | 03:10

Now Republicans have just 17 days until the next deadline. Instead, the Senate appeared more likely to start a freewheeling debate next month. The president has repeatedly bragged that the Democrats caved on a shutdown deal, but also said that he wanted an immigration agreement both parties would be proud of.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:59

The news came hours after the Russian Olympic Committee announced that short-track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov were not in the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:59

Peacekeeping Mission in the South Sudan later this year, she said. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis used the Indonesian term for parts of the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, a move that could anger China. This relationship is based on mutual respect and common interests, including freedom of navigation, respect for global law, and recognition of national sovereignty.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:49

The St. Patrick's Day ban was lifted in 1960. Bars have been closed in Ireland on Good Friday for the last 90 years. The amendment to the Intoxicating Liquor Act is expected to be signed off by President Michael D Higgins and in place for Good Friday this year.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:46

Because there no was no collusion or obstruction, and he has nothing to hide. "POTUS, obsessed with Clinton still, asked me in response to my question about under oath whether she did to the FBI ", Haberman wrote. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump went on to reject criticism of his counter-attacks to the Russian Federation probe. "The fact is - you people won't say this but I'll say it - I was a much better candidate than her", he said.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:26

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe , has been ordered to pay back the R11-million pension payout he received from Eskom. Molefe briefly returned as CEO of Eskom after the scandal around his pension emerged, but was removed again two weeks later when Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown ordered the board to reverse his reinstatement.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:28

He said Turkey and the United States may have differing "understandings and expectations" as to what a safe zone would entail. The Trump administration is pressing Turkey and US -backed Kurdish forces to pull back from a deepening military conflict in Syria, warning Ankara not to target its Kurdish partners and telling the fighters not to join the battle against Turkey.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:25

In Brazil, the Workers' Party is still standing firmly behind its favorite candidate- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Silva may appeal to the Brazilian Supreme Court to lift his conviction and become eligible for re-election on October 7. "I committed no crime" Lula faces six other indictments in corruption cases ranging from receiving bribes from engineering firm Odebrecht to obstructing justice and trafficking his influence to obtain government decisions favoring the auto industry.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:26

The committee did not interview Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of the Trump Tower meeting. The pace quickened yet again Wednesday with President Trump's assertion that he would be happy to speak with the Mueller people under oath (subject to his lawyers' advice) perhaps even within the next two or three weeks.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:15

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said his agency has encouraged all employees to cooperate with all investigations. U.S. "Looking beyond the immediate consequences of the mistake, which were serious in and of themselves, this cry of "wolf" damaged the credibility of alert messaging, which can be risky when a real emergency occurs".

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:07

It was not clear what prompted his remarks, although Trump has come under fierce criticism from the public and the media in Britain for a series of tweets which promoted Britain First , a far-right anti-immigrant political party; derided the new US Embassy building in London for being in an "off location" ; and poured scorn on London Mayor Sadiq Khan for being weak on terrorism (he isn't).

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:07

But the Eagles converted 10 of 14 third-down plays for 71.4 percent on Sunday. "We kept working, I got more reps in practice and it's a rhythm thing". The Steelers won that game 27-23 (in one of the best Super Bowl finishes of all time) but failed to cover the spread. Conversely, a fundraising campaign started by Vikings fan Jessica Brennan Leibrock is encouraging fellow Minnesotans to truly show "Minnesota Nice" to the Philadelphia fan base by raising money for the Eagles Charitable ...

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:02

But Theresa May retains full confidence in Mr Zahawi, who regrets his decision to attend the dinner, the Prime Minister's spokesman added. An undercover reporter visited a VIP men-only charity event with 360 high-profile political and business leaders in attendance, and revealed the hostesses were pawed and explicitly instructed to wear " sexy " clothes, causing a public uproar and even prompting one organizer to quit his governmental job.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:59

And there will be growing political concern over police numbers as recorded crime accelerates further, from a 6% increase recorded in the 12 months to September 2015, to 8% in the year to September 2016 and to 14% on the latest figures. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the figures were "truly shocking" and should "put an end to government complacency on crime". The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, David Jamieson, said his force had lost more than 2,000 uniformed ...

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:50

Elton John on Wednesday announced a three-year farewell world tour, saying he would quit travelling afterward to focus on life with his family. He has also won five Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Tony Award in a career that has made him one of the biggest names in music.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:38

The former Goldman Sachs banker added at a press briefing that a strong United States economy was beneficial to the world and that there was "no question" that tax reforms signed into law late last month were having a positive effect on the market.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:35

The USGS reports that the natural disaster struck at 8:39 a.m., with the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of the community of Capetown, at a depth of 3 miles. A tsunami warning was not issued following the quake, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center. The USGS said that two more earthquakes hit in the same area just minutes after the first, 5.8-magnitude one, hit.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:33

He said he hoped sound minds would prevail among Palestinians to pursue peace. Trump said that significant aid money for the Palestinians "is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace". "But the problem is whenever there is some attempt at a peace solution, Palestine runs away and they have done so in the past many times maybe because they are pampered by the worldwide community", he said.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:31

The Rs 150 crore lavishly mounted period drama finally released today amid protests that began in October soon after the trailer came out. Says Ajit Andhare, COO Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the production house backing the magnum opus, " Padmaavat is a very special film for us".

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:24

Among sportspersons, Pankaj Advani, the world champion cueist, will also receive the same award on January 26, India's Republic Day. Sixteen of the awardees are NRIs and foreigners, including 10 from Asean countries. Rajagopal. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, 2017 World Weightlifting Champion in the 48kg category, and former Asian Games gold medallist tennis player Somdev Devvarman were conferred with the Padma Shri award as were ace men's singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth; and India's first Paralympic ...

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:20

The first incident occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m., when a male suspect threatened a 52-year-old man with a gun and ordered him to hand over his wallet, police said in a press release . Police were led to a home they believe was linked to the suspects din the 1800 block of North Niagra street. Burbank police serve a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of North Niagara Street on January 24, 2018.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:15

Event planner turned head of regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing NY and New Jersey, Lynne Patton got into a Twitter spat with revered White House correspondent April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks. As if having a completely unqualified person taking the helm of the country wasn't bad enough, the ineptitude and hatred consistently exemplified by President Donald Trump has apparently been extended to include the staff of at least one federal agency.

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:13

The San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail train he's championed has been mired in cost overruns, and he's had to scale down his $17 billion plan to build a huge water tunnels across the state in the face of political opposition. And, of course, the ongoing high-speed rail project. Jerry Brown said in his State of the State speech Thursday. As for high speed rail, he said, "make no bones about it I like trains and I like high speed trains even better".

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:11

The counsel submitted that if the poll panel is not restrained, their whole goal will be defeated. The counsel said the plea was not contesting the Presidential assent, but the fact that "the EC did not present the full picture to the President".

by | January 26, 2018 | 01:00

Many Banburyshire secondaries scored above the English state school average of 46.3, with Chipping Norton School getting the highest of 52.4. League tables have been published showing how well students performed in the tougher new GCSEs.

by | January 26, 2018 | 00:57

Drivers at a red light were thrown into a terrifying situation when one driver pulled up and fired multiple shots at another vehicle, with that person diving from their auto to fire back at the shooter. Jeremy Olds (right), the man who returned fire, was arrested the next day. A man is seen shooting in the street in video provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

by | January 26, 2018 | 00:40

If you've ever wanted to see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform live, you only have one more chance in Northeast Ohio. The southern rock group is best known for songs like "Sweet Home Alabama", "Tuesday's Gone", "Freebird" and "Simple Man". The tour will also include special guests on select dates such as Kid Rock , Hank Williams Jr ., Bad Company , Charlie Daniels Band , the Marshall Tucker Band .

by | January 26, 2018 | 00:36

He played in, and received a yellow card, in their 2-0 Premier League victory over Swansea City back in October. Tuanzebe subsequently travelled with the squad to Dubai for the warm weather training camp. "He will be hoping to impress and receive regular game time at Villa, who are now fourth in the second tier and pushing for a return to the Premier League after a two-year absence".

by | January 26, 2018 | 00:29

In the midst of proposed repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar , lawmakers from ASEAN countries came to Bangladesh to assess the situation, potential regional responses, and what is needed to push their governments and the wider worldwide community into action.

by | January 26, 2018 | 00:27

NC flu deaths more than double this season. Flu shots are also covered by the state ACA provider BlueCross BlueShield, and by Medicaid and Medicare Part B. Visit for more information about the flu, including flu vaccination clinic locations and hours of operation, and accepted insurance and other methods of payment.