White House spokesman Sean Spicer was only a few minutes into his press conference Monday afternoon before he made a statement that appears unsupported by the facts. It is an article of Republican faith since the New Deal that Democrats have expanded the federal workforce, but statistics do not bear this out, at least in recent years.
One day after attending Donald Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton thanked the millions of women who participated in the Women’s March in protest of his presidency. “Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch,” Clinton tweeted Saturday. Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since her stunning loss to Trump in the November election, tweeted several messages in support of the demonstrations over the weekend.
Gun rights advocates have sued Massachusetts over the state's ban on assault weapons, saying that a crackdown begun last year on "copycat" assault rifles is a vague and unconstitutional violation of gun ownership rights. The group of gun owners, dealers and the state's Gun Owners Action League, who have the backing of the National Rifle Association, said the July decision by Attorney General Maura Healey banned guns that had been purchased legally in the state over the past two decades and infringed on the right to bear arms protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. "Massachusetts prohibits firearms it pejoratively defines as 'assault weapons,' which is a non-technical, entirely fabricated, and political term of uncertain definition and scope," the 33-page lawsuit contends.
A virus rarely seen in the United States recently infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois who were working in facilities where pet rats are bred, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Authorities first became aware of the infections when two people in Wisconsin who operated a rat-breeding facility fell ill in December 2016, with one going to the hospital. Both breeders tested positive for Seoul virus, which is part of the Hantavirus family, a group of viruses that typically infect rodents, the CDC said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup. The Hizmet movement run by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, is linked to a network of schools across the world, including in Africa, and the Turkish president is rallying leaders on the continent to help him fight the influence of his longtime rival. "The party that wants to overthrow me isn't only in Turkey... I am convinced that Tanzania will from now on take measures against this terrorist organisation," Erdogan said after meeting Magufuli.
China last year saw its highest number of births this century, officials said, a baby bump that came after the country relaxed its family planning policies in 2015 to allow more families a second child. The country welcomed 17.86 million new children in 2016, an annual increase of 7.9 percent, with nearly half of the new births occurring in families which already had one child, Yang Wenzhuang, an official from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), said Sunday.
Police searched Monday for a 2-year-old child in Albany, Georgia, who was reported missing as a series of deadly tornadoes tore through the southeastern part of the United States during the weekend. Dougherty County Commission Chairman Christopher Cohilas, told local reporters the mother "reported her 2-year-old child had been swept away during the tornado. The tornadoes destroyed neighborhoods in Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and southern Georgia.
Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 20 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster. Three more bodies were located, raising the death toll to nine, and the first survivors of the deadly avalanche were released from the hospital. Questions intensified, however, into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing the snowbound resort in the hours before the deadly avalanche.
At his first official press briefing, Spicer faced questions about false statements that both he and the president made over the weekend about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration ceremony. Spicer touted Trump’s history of having “gone out there and defied the odds over and over and over again.” Accordingly, he said, it was “unbelievably frustrating” and “demoralizing” for his boss to face constant media criticism and doubt.
On Monday, President Donald Trump fulfilled one of his big campaign promises, pulling the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade pact. Coupled with Trump’s announced intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the moves highlight the administration’s intention to reshape long-standing U.S. trade policy away from multilateral deals and back to bilateral deals with individual countries. The formal U.S. departure from TPP — which was already doomed in Congress — will open the door for China to play a bigger role in shaping the future economic environment in Asia, and will likely dismay U.S. allies like Japan.
The storm, which unleashed deadly twisters in Mississippi and Georgia over the weekend, turned cooler as it advanced on the Northeast, where residents faced potential flooding, downed power lines and high surf late on Monday and early Tuesday, said Tim Morrin, the National Weather Service’s New York observation program leader.. Thunderstorms and tornadoes spawned by the same weather system killed 16 people on Sunday in Georgia, according to a tally by the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma. Four of those fatalities were confirmed, and a toddler was reported missing, in Dougherty County after a twister left a path of destruction up to a half mile wide.
By Hyunjoo Jin and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires as the South Korean firm prepares to launch the Galaxy S8, its first premium handset since the Note 7's demise. "Samsung Electronics will be working hard to regain consumer trust." Koh said the Galaxy S8 would not be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona beginning Feb. 27, the traditional forum for Galaxy S series launches.
A veteran police officer in Florida has been arrested on charges he attempted to kill an elderly woman who he allegedly defrauded out of thousands of dollars. The Sarasota Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of their deputy of 18 years, Frankie Bybee, on Monday at a press conference where Sheriff Tom Knight said the alleged crimes occurred after the suspect responded to a call at the victim's home back in October. In the ensuing months, investigators claim Bybee, 46, gave away the 79-year-old victim's dog, attempted to steal $65,000 from her by forging checks, and finally made an attempt on her life as his alleged crimes began to be revealed.
A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips -- all traditional staples of the British diet -- had the country's tabloids hitting out Monday. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said acrylamide -- a chemical substance formed when foods with high starch content are cooked at very high temperatures -- "has the potential to cause cancer in humans". "Health officials say burning starchy foods such as spuds, bread and pizza dough may increase the risks -- despite no study proving the link," it said.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Monday it would postpone delivery of its long-awaited regional jet by two years, and warned over soaring development costs for the problem-plagued plane. This is the fifth time that the company has pushed back the commercial rollout of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan's first domestically produced passenger plane for over half a century. The decision to move back the first customer delivery to mid-2020 from mid-2018 comes after local media reports said the plane needed more design changes to ensure it was safe.
The Trump administration says it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group. The president has vowed to defeat IS "quickly" when he takes office, though he has not provided specifics on his plans for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Syria. On Monday the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had carried out a joint airstrike mission with U.S.-led coalition warplanes against IS in Syria.
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer, holding his first formal briefing with reporters, promised Monday not to lie to the press but complained about “demoralizing” news coverage. Spicer also said President Trump would soon unveil a Supreme Court nominee and a new plan for battling ISIS, but hedged on a controversial pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business was reinstating the Mexico City Policy, or the Global Gag Rule, which bars the U.S. government from giving money to foreign organizations that support abortion services. Despite Spicer’s claim Monday that Trump is a “pro-life president,” that’s not always been the case. “I’m very pro-choice,” Trump said on "Meet the Press" in 1999.
Penne (Italy) (AFP) - Rescuers recovered three puppies from under the rubble of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel Monday sparking fresh hopes some of the 22 people still missing after five days could be found alive.Firefighter Fabio Jerman said the discovery
In either case, smartphone age quite quickly, which makes it even more impressive that Samsung managed to convince millions of people to buy its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2016. Between October and December, Samsung raked in $7.9 billion in operating profit on revenue that totaled more than $45 billion. While the company undoubtedly enjoys higher than average ASPs and margins on its Note phones, it was easily able to make up the volume in the fourth quarter using aggressive Galaxy S7 marketing and buy-one-get-one promotions.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said it searched a shipment of fresh watermelons on January 17 and discovered the 390 "watermelons" were actually suspected