The Latest: McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he’s prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the bill that’s needed to avoid a partial federal shutdown Friday. The comprise measure keeps departments running through the fiscal year but without the $5.7 billion Trump wanted for the border wall with Mexico. The House is also expected to vote on the bill …

What Donald Trump’s giant White House golf simulator says about him

(CNN)Within the last few weeks, President Donald Trump had a room-sized golf simulator installed in his personal quarters at the White House, according to The Washington Post. Presidents have a lot on their minds. And they can’t just duck out to play a quick 18 holes on a whim. If swinging a club in a gold simulator helps them think, more power to them!

Ozzy Osbourne out of ICU, recovering from flu complications

“He’s doing great. He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own,” Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced on “The Talk” on Tuesday. Ozzy, 70, has been plagued with medical issues recently. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Last month, the Black Sabbath frontman postponed several tour dates in the US and Europe after developing a severe upper respiratory infection. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Budget talks sticking point: How many people ICE can detain

Washington (CNN)Border security talks hit an impasse over the weekend, as Democrats pushed back against another facet of the Trump administration’s agenda to crack down on immigration: aggressive detention efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. What are detention beds? ICE, the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement arm, is tasked with, among other things, detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. To do so, the agency contracts with county jails and private companies, which operate the facilities …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweets Fiery Response To Trump’s Green New Deal Criticism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took a dig at Trump likened the deal — a sweeping House resolution introduced last week by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) — to a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” He added that the resolution, which is aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions and guaranteeing jobs and high-quality health care for all Americans, would result in the shutdown of “American energy” as well as a “little thing called air travel.” suggested the …

‘Owls’ and ‘larks’ brains differ – study

They called for more research to understand the health implications of night owls performing on a work or school schedule to which they are not naturally suited. Should we all become early risers? Late risers ‘likelier to have early death’ The benefits of being a night owl ‘Fighting innate rhythms’ Scientists took 38 people who were either night owls or morning larks (people who went to bed just before 23:00 and woke at 06:30) and investigated their brain function at …

Queensland floods: 500,000 cattle survived years-long drought only to die in the rain

(CNN)After seven years of drought, elated cattle farmers in the Australian state of Queensland welcomed the rainstorms heading their way as a blessing. “People have gone through drought, they have come out of years and years of drought, and they have now gone smack-bang into a natural disaster the likes of which no one out there has seen before,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. But cattle farmers and industry lobbyists say the worst could be yet to come. One of …

Abortion advice row after Call the Midwife

It said some groups may not be selected for Action Line links because they are “campaigning organisations”. The episode of Call the Midwife, broadcast on 3 February, featured Jeannie, who found herself unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. Refused a legal termination, she paid an illegal provider and died from an infection. After the episode, viewers were directed to the BBC’s Action Line if they had been affected by the issues raised. Related Topics BBC Television Abortion Original Article : …

Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Doug Sweeny, from US primary care provider One Medical, says giving doctors the flexibility to work remotely greatly improves their quality of life. “The virtual team, they may have kids at home, they may be in places like Hawaii,” he says. “It works brilliantly, it actually helps if you need a flexible schedule or are in an area [where] we don’t have bricks and mortar.” Quality of life is one thing, but telemedicine is also about hard-headed economics. Image copyright …

4 Dolphins Have Now Died At A Marine Park In The Middle Of The Desert

Animal rights advocates took aim at Dolphinaris as well, saying that putting dolphins in pools on tribal land in the desert was tantamount to animal cruelty. Dolphinaris Arizona said it will close temporarily beginning Friday as a panel of experts investigates potential factors in the dolphin deaths. Two of the facility’s four remaining dolphins are being returned to Dolphin Quest, a company that loans dolphins to attractions, while the other two will be moved to another licensed facility while Dolphinaris …

Taxi drivers accused of serious sex crimes

City of Wolverhampton Council has increased the number of licences it issues eightfold since the Deregulation Act 2015 was introduced, meaning drivers no longer needed to live or work in the area of the local authority that granted them a licence. The situation has led to a chaotic picture emerging around the country, with authorities unable to control all cabbies working in their area. Taxi and cab drivers have staged go-slow protests against the current regulations around the country, saying …

Tongue-splitting body artist admits GBH

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrendan ‘Dr Evil’ McCarthy admits GBH for performing tongue splitting and nipple removal A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures. Brendan McCarthy, also known as Dr Evil, carried out consensual procedures without using anaesthetic. In his defence, the 50-year-old argued that consent was given but the judge ruled the procedures could not be compared to tattoos …

Thomas Markle Shares Private Letter Allegedly Written By Meghan Markle

Thomas Markle may have just sabotaged any remaining possibility of a relationship with his estranged daughter,  The former Hollywood lighting director recently shared excerpts of a five-page handwritten letter he said the Duchess of Sussex sent him in August, months after he skipped her royal wedding on May 19 to Prince Harry. Daily Mail, which published the excerpts on Saturday.  HuffPost reached out to Kensington Palace, which had no comment.  Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas, who lives in Mexico.  The …

Helping teenagers beat the blues

Lee co-ordinates the Blues programme in Cardiff, a course run by the charity Action for Children, which supports teenagers who are struggling to deal with the pressures of life. “This programme encourages young people to become more active – go for a run, walk the dog, do something for charity, go and speak to your friends, don’t sit in your room and message them.” What is the Blues programme? The course runs for an hour a week over a six-week …

New Mexico abortion bill called ‘most extreme in the nation’

OB/GYN: ‘ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO KILL A BABY’ IN 3RD TRIMESTER “This bill is a Trojan horse backed by the national abortion lobby in order to establish abortion as a human right by removing so-called ‘religious refusals’ and turn every hospital, clinic and doctor’s office into an abortion clinic or referral center,” Elisa Martinez, executive director of New Mexico Alliance for Life, told Fox News. Rep. Joanne Ferrary, a Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill, said it “simply removes an antiquated law that …

A fire at the training ground of the Brazilian football club Flamengo leaves 10 dead

(CNN)Ten young football players were killed and three others were hurt when a fire broke out at a training center of Brazilian football club Flamengo, authorities said. The derby between Flamengo and bitter Rio rivals Fluminense — one of the biggest matches on the Brazilian calendar — was scheduled for Saturday at the Maracana stadium, but has now been postponed. In a news conference, authorities identified the victims as: Christian Esmério Candido,15; Athila de Souza Paixão,14; Arthur Vinícius de Barros …