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missing pakistani activist salman haider returns home


image copyrightfacebookimage caption salman haider teaches at fatima jinnah women's university in rawalpindi pakistani blogger salman haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital islamabad. he was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. mr haider's brother said he was well, but did not disclose where the blogger had been. the men had aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media. no group has admitted holding them. the government has denied accu ions that its secret agencies were involved. when the activists disappeared in early january, hundreds of people held protests across pakistan to demand the authorities traced them. image copyrightapimage caption people protested the disappearance of salman haider and f






missing pakistani activist salman haider returns home


image copyrightfacebookimage caption salman haider teaches at fatima jinnah women's university in rawalpindi pakistani blogger salman haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital islamabad. he was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. mr haider's brother said he was well, but did not disclose where the blogger had been. the men had aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media. no group has admitted holding them. the government has denied accu ions that its secret agencies were involved. when the activists disappeared in early january, hundreds of people held protests across pakistan to demand the authorities traced them. image copyrightapimage caption people protested the disappearance of salman haider and f






missing pakistani activist salman haider returns home


image copyrightfacebookimage caption salman haider teaches at fatima jinnah women's university in rawalpindi pakistani blogger salman haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital islamabad. he was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. mr haider's brother said he was well, but did not disclose where the blogger had been. the men had aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media. no group has admitted holding them. the government has denied accu ions that its secret agencies were involved. when the activists disappeared in early january, hundreds of people held protests across pakistan to demand that the authorities trace them. image copyrightapimage caption people protested the disappearance of salman haider a






missing pakistani activist salman haider returns home


image copyrightfacebookimage caption salman haider teaches at fatima jinnah women's university in rawalpindi pakistani blogger salman haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital islamabad. he was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. mr haider's brother said he was well, but did not disclose where the blogger had been. the men had aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media. no group has admitted holding them. the government has denied accu ions that its secret agencies were involved. when the activists disappeared in early january, hundreds of people held protests across pakistan to demand the authorities traced them. image copyrightapimage caption people protested the disappearance of salman haider and f






missing pakistani activist salman haider returns home


image copyrightfacebookimage caption salman haider teaches at fatima jinnah women's university in rawalpindi pakistani blogger salman haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital islamabad. he was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. mr haider's brother said he was well, but did not disclose where the blogger had been. the men had aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media. no group has admitted holding them. the government has denied accu ions that its secret agencies were involved. when the activists disappeared in early january, hundreds of people held protests across pakistan to demand that the authorities trace them. image copyrightapimage caption people protested the disappearance of salman haider a






missing rights activists return home safely in pakistan


islamabad — a pakistani university professor who went missing earlier this month has returned home safely, police and a family member said urday.senior islamabad police officer ashraf shah said that salman haider was home, on the outskirts of the capital, islamabad, late friday night and that he is safe and well. haider and three other rights activists who ran social media accounts known for their liberal views went missing earlier this month.dr. haider ashraf, the lahore police chief, said all four missing men were at an islamabad police facility, but would not elaborate on their circumstances. family members of the other three men returned could not immediately be reached for comment.shah said haider has not yet given a statement to police about his disappearance. haider's brother zeesha






missing rights activists return home safely in pakistan


islamabad (ap) — a pakistani university professor who went missing earlier this month has returned home safely, police and a family member said urday.senior islamabad police officer ashraf shah said that salman haider was home, on the outskirts of the capital, islamabad, late friday night and that he is safe and well. haider and three other rights activists who ran social media accounts known for their liberal views went missing earlier this month.dr. haider ashraf, the lahore police chief, said all four missing men were at an islamabad police facility, but would not elaborate on their circumstances. family members of the other three men returned could not immediately be reached for comment.shah said haider has not yet given a statement to police about his disappearance. haider’s brother z






missing activist salman haider reunited with family


islamabad, pakistan - one out of five disappeared pakistani activists has been released and is back with his family, and another one has made contact with his relatives, al jazeera has learned, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call earlier on urday, family members told al jazeera, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.later on urday, zeeshan haider, salman's brother, confirmed his release."he's with the family, and we're happy that he's back," zeeshan haider told al jazeera. "he's in good condition [in terms of his health]."the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a co






missing pakistani activists make contact with family


islamabad, pakistan - two out of five disappeared pakistani activists have made contact with their families uring them that they are safe, family members told al jazeera, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call on urday, the family members said, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a court to face formal charges if they had been detained by the state's intelligence agencies.haider - a noted progressive activist, poet and university lecturer - was abducted while on his way home on the outskirts of the pakistani capital islamabad o






shah rukh khan and salman khan clicked at international customs day


shah rukh khan and salman khan clicked at international customs daydecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






salman khan, kangana ranaut, sushant singh rajput party together


salman khan, kangana ranaut, sushant singh rajput party togetherdecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






3 people found dead inside washington state home after fire


bremerton, wash. — three people were found dead inside a kitsap county home that was engulfed in flames and authorities on urday searched for the homeowner, who was missing along with his truck, a sheriff's spokesman said.the deaths of the two men and a woman were cl ified as homicides, kitsap county deputy scott wilson said urday in a phone interview from the scene.authorities asked the public to be on the lookout for the homeowner, 43-year-old john derek careaga, and to call 911 if he shows up.he is believed to be driving a brown 2005 ford f-150 truck with washington state license plates ca9383b, wilson said.careaga is considered a missing person at this point in the investigation, wilson said.a 16-year-old boy, hunter schaap-jocsan, was found safe urday after at first being considered m






3 found dead in burning kitsap county home; owner missing


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petition demanding donald trump release his tax returns breaks white house recor


as of thursday afternoon, the petition had over 368,000 signatures, surp ing the previous record of 367,180. the previous record-holder called for the united states government to “legally recognize the westboro baptist church as a hate group.” president donald trump spoke at the gop congressional retreat in philadelphia on thursday. he did not bring up his tax returns. trump has kept in place former president barack obama’s online petition system, which was created in 2011 to increase accessibility to government. the site also still states that a petition with at least 100,000 signatures will get an official response. a spokesman for the white house did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the petition.






off-road chingchi rickshaw sim


enjoyed our chingchi rickshaw tuk tuk sim? we are coming back with a bang and bringing a new sen ion in chingchi rickshaw games. off-road chingchi rickshaw sim will take you to the pakistani and indian culture where you can enjoy real time local transportation system of these areas. in this game you will drive a locally made chingchi rikshaw in off road environment. it would be a great experience for you and background folk will take your love for tuk tuk games to the next level. as a driver, you will feel yourself in a typical pakistani environment. in this simulation you have to climb hills and give pick and drop services to the p engers. you will be working as a full time transporter with your chingchi. many tourists will be waiting for you in this mountainous environment. you have t






meagan dearman identified as body found at texas lake, boyfriend justin bennett


the body found at t&p lake in baird, texas around noon friday has been positively identified as missing abilene mother meagan dearman. while he’s being held on various charges, the woman’s boyfriend, justin bennett, has been identified by police as a “person of interest.”dearman, 31, was confirmed by a friend of the family to ktxs, prompting the police to confirm more details surrounding the case and investigation.meagan has been missing and abilene police were actively searching when a resident found her body at the lake.chief of abilene police stan standridge told the press that apd’s criminal investigations division and the missing person response unit have “worked tirelessly to locate [dearman].”he added, “they have seized items of possible evidence, and forensic testing of some el






how to file taxes online 2017


less than a month into the new year, u.s. citizens have begun preparing their federal income tax returns. the internal revenue service (irs) began the federal tax season monday, and forms are due by april 18. more people than ever — as many as 43 percent — are turning to the internet to submit their financial…






indian soldiers rescued hours after snow cave-in in kashmir


srinagar, india — five indian soldiers were rescued several hours after being t ped in snow that caved in on them as they patrolled urday along the highly militarized line of control that divides kashmir between india and pakistan.rescuers dug for the soldiers despite continuous snowfall and rescued all of them, indian army spokesman col. rajesh kalia said. the soldiers were on a routine patrol when the track they were on caved in around them in the machil sector of the himalayan region under india's control.kalia said the soldiers were undergoing treatment, but did not give any details about their condition.heavy snowfall has cut off roads and disrupted power and communications in kashmir, and authorities have issued avalanche warnings in many areas, especially along the de facto frontier






extensive search along alameda creek for missing woman on urday


fremont – more than 100 trained search-and-rescue crews turned out urday in an effort to find an 18-year-old tracy woman whose car plunged into alameda creek on jan. 21.jayda jenkins has been missing since her 2000 honda accord went into the raging creek waters after a collision with another vehicle on niles canyon road east of palomares canyon road.taking part in urday’s efforts are more than 100 search and rescue team members from the sheriff’s department and surrounding counties. sheriff’s deputies, fremont police, and alameda county and fremont firefighters also participated.they are isted by cadaver dogs, drones, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.  the search will extend all the way to san francisco bay but concentrated on a two mile stretch of the creek from near where the car went






federal judge stays deportations of detainees after challenge to trump order


the order drew cries of outrage from a range of activist and advocates for muslims, arabs and immigrants. more than 4,000 academics from universities nationwide signed a statement of opposition and voiced concern the ban would become permanent. they described it as discriminatory and "inhumane, ineffective and un-american."the executive action has caused "complete chaos" and torn apart families, said abed ayoub, legal and policy director of the american-arab anti-discrimination committee.






extensive search along alameda creek for missing woman on urday – the mercury ne


fremont – more than 100 trained search-and-rescue crews turned out urday in an effort to find an 18-year-old tracy woman whose car plunged into alameda creek on jan. 21.jayda jenkins has been missing since her 2000 honda accord went into the raging creek waters after a collision with another vehicle on niles canyon road east of palomares canyon road.taking part in urday’s efforts are more than 100 search and rescue team members from the sheriff’s department and surrounding counties. sheriff’s deputies, fremont police, and alameda county and fremont firefighters also participated.they are isted by cadaver dogs, drones, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.  the search will extend all the way to san francisco bay but concentrated on a two mile stretch of the creek from near where the car went






boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


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boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


kuala lumpur, malaysia — a boat carrying 31 people, including around 20 chinese tourists, is missing after sailing out from an eastern malaysian city, chinese state media said sunday.the chinese consulate general in kota kinabalu in the malaysian state of sabah said the boat lost contact after leaving kota kinabalu on urday morning, according to the official xinhua news agency said. it was bound for pulau mengalum, an island about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of the city.the report cited the malaysian maritime enforcement agency as saying there were 28 chinese tourists on board. but the chinese consulate could only confirm the p port details of 18 chinese citizens, xinhua said.malaysia deployed search and rescue ships and helicopters after receiving a call urday night about the boat's dis






heavy snow t s 5 indian soldiers along kashmir frontier


srinagar, india (ap) — five indian soldiers on patrol were t ped under snow after a snowy track caved in urday along the highly militarized line of control that divides kashmir between india and pakistan.a rescue operation was started immediately despite hostile weather, indian army spokesman col. rajesh kalia said. the soldiers were on a routine patrol when the cave-in occurred in the machil sector of the himalayan region under india’s control.authorities in indian-controlled kashmir have issued avalanche warnings for many parts of the region, especially along the de facto frontier.two avalanches on wednesday buried a military post and swept away a patrol in gurez, burying 21 soldiers, seven of whom were rescued. the bodies of the 14 others were recovered in two days.most read storiesunli






use the tax breaks you’re entitled to


tax experts say many people overpay their taxes because they are not taking a ntage of all the credits and deductions to which they are entitled.washington — donald trump’s acknowledgment last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes.“i think you pay taxes because it’s the right thing to do,” national taxpayer advocate nina olson says.but that doesn’t mean you don’t take tax benefits to which you’re entitled.“it’s easy to point to some of the provisions that you may feel are in the law that are written to let some people pay zero taxes and ignore that you are getting significant benefits delivered to you through the internal revenue code to you, yourself,” she said.tax preparation tipsamong those:“if you’re an employee, y






boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


kuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — a boat carrying 31 people, including around 20 chinese tourists, is missing after sailing out from an eastern malaysian city, chinese state media said sunday.the chinese consulate general in kota kinabalu in the malaysian state of sabah said the boat lost contact after leaving kota kinabalu on urday morning, according to the official xinhua news agency said. it was bound for pulau mengalum, an island about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of the city.the report cited the malaysian maritime enforcement agency as saying there were 28 chinese tourists on board. but the chinese consulate could only confirm the p port details of 18 chinese citizens, xinhua said.malaysia deployed search and rescue ships and helicopters after receiving a call urday night about the boat’






how to find a good tax preparer (and write off the bad ones)


here are some tips to help you find a good tax preparer and reduce the risk of expensive errors and exposing your finances.tax preparers do a big chunk of america’s tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the irs — but if you’re nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated field, you’re not alone.here are some tips to help you find a good tax preparer and reduce the risk of expensive errors and exposing your finances.first, decide if you really need a tax preparer. everyone’s tax situation is different, but many millions of them are simple enough — some w-2s from work, mortgage interest or a few other obvious deductions — to handle in-house. if that’s the case, it might be cheaper and faster to buy software and do the taxes yourself.“ob






malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board


a boat carrying 31 people, including more than 20 chinese tourists, has gone missing off the malaysian coast, maritime authorities say.the boat lost contact after sailing out on urday morning from the eastern state of sabah.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather.the incident coincides with the first day of china's week-long lunar new year celebration.the boat left kota kinabalu on urday at 09:00 local time (01:00 gmt) and was heading towards pulau mengalum, a popular tourist island 60km (37 miles) west of the city.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said there were three crew members on board the boat.this breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. please refresh the page for th






it’s tax time, and here’s one tip: filing early would be good


the irs began accepting returns jan. 23, and tax experts recommend that americans continue to file their returns early. for one thing, it reduces the chance of identity fraud. also, the irs is giving more scrutiny to returns claiming some credits before it sends out refunds.washington — the internal revenue service’s battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax-filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.the agency is barred from issuing refunds before feb. 15 on any returns claiming the earned income tax credit or the additional child tax credit. congress mandated the delay to give the irs more time to review returns to try to catch fraudulent ones before refunds are paid out.in reality, taxpayers taking these credits will






travelers stopped in transit to u.s. after trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






heat extend win streak to 7, top pistons 116-103


miami — there was only one quarter in which miami figured out how to slow down detroit.that was enough for the heat.goran dragic scored 23 points, wayne ellington added 19 and the heat pushed the nba's longest current winning streak to seven games by topping the pistons 116-103 on urday night.the heat outscored detroit 26-12 in the fourth quarter, holding the pistons to 30 percent shooting."our toughest, most physical, most committed minutes were there at the end," heat coach erik spoelstra said. "that's what's good to see."james johnson scored 18 and dion waiters added 17 for the heat, who tied a season high with 14 3-pointers. ellington made three in a span of less than two minutes of the fourth quarter as miami pulled away.miami was 11-30 at the midway point of its season — and hasn't l






malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board


image caption the boat left kota kinabalu en route to the nearby island before it disappeared a boat carrying 31 people, including at least 28 chinese tourists, has gone missing off the malaysian coast, maritime authorities say.the boat lost contact after departing the eastern state of sabah on urday.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather.the incident coincides with the first day of china's week-long lunar new year celebration, which is also marked by ethnic chinese in malaysia.the catamaran boat left kota kinabalu on urday at 09:00 local time (01:00 gmt) and was heading towards pulau mengalum, a popular tourist island 60km (37 miles) west of the city.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said it received a distress c






google parent alphabet finds new growth beyond search


google parent alphabet inc. said fourth-quarter revenue increased nearly three times as fast as profit, as it cast about for new sources of growth beyond its traditional search advertising.fourth-quarter profit grew 8.3% to $5.33 billion, missing wall street estimates, while a 22% jump in revenue to $26.1 billion surp ed estimates. alphabet blamed the earnings miss on a one-time tax adjustment. its shares fell 2.1% in after-hours...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and two people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at john f. kennedy international...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries. the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






‘we’re f*cked’ in 2018 because gop governors have ‘rigged the game’ so democrats


we’re only one week into the trump administration and the panel on hbo’s real time is already looking down the road to the 2018 mid-term election and they don’t like what they see.in the “overtime” segment of the hbo show, the panel took up the topic of the m ive women’s march the previous weekend, lauding it but also wondering if the excitement and interest will carry over to the next next election.after council on foreign relations richard haas questioned how many marchers voted, host maher said, “we don’t know.”“but what we do know is that there is an election coming up november 2018,” maher continued. “if the message in that 2018 election is republicans win, we’re f*cked.”breaking down what happened in 2016, with president trump winning states that were previously democratic stronghold






tiger leaves torrey pines early, and he wasn’t alone


san diego (ap) — at least tiger woods was in good company at torrey pines.more surprising than woods missing the cut in his return to the pga tour after 17 months away was that jason day and dustin johnson joined him. day is the no. 1 player in the world coming off two weeks of intense practice in palm springs. johnson is the pga tour player of the year, though perhaps a case could be made that he was still ragged from playing in abu dhabi last week.but it wasn’t just missing the cut.woods, johnson and day played 13 out of 18 holes on the easier north course at torrey pines without any of them making a birdie.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.some star attraction that turned out to be.that might be one takeaway from the opening act of the farmers insurance open. it






murder cases where police find no body


in a judicial system where prosecutors must prove guilt of a crime “beyond a reasonable doubt,” securing a murder conviction without a dead body can be a challenge. only a small number of no-body homicide cases are brought to trial, but prosecutors still win most of those cases.number of no-body murder trials on record in the united states, puerto rico and the virgin islands: 469percentage that resulted in a conviction: 88percentage that resulted either in a dismissal, mistrial, acquittal or appellate reversal: 12percentage that were death penalty cases: 7percentage of victims under 18 years old: 17percentage of female victims: 58percentage of cases that were domestic violence (usually a man killing a woman): 53percentage involving male defendants: 91source: tad dibiase, former federal pro






murder cases where police find no body


in a judicial system where prosecutors must prove guilt of a crime “beyond a reasonable doubt,” securing a murder conviction without a dead body can be a challenge. only a small number of no-body homicide cases are brought to trial, but prosecutors still win most of those cases.number of no-body murder trials on record in the united states, puerto rico and the virgin islands: 469percentage that resulted in a conviction: 88percentage that resulted either in a dismissal, mistrial, acquittal or appellate reversal: 12percentage that were death penalty cases: 7percentage of victims under 18 years old: 17percentage of female victims: 58percentage of cases that were domestic violence (usually a man killing a woman): 53percentage involving male defendants: 91source: ted dibiase, former federal pro






bruce arena's return brings a timeless element to u.s. national team


it’s been a while since bruce arena coached a game with the u.s. national team.“we’re on our third president now,” said arena, whose first stint with the national team ended when the 2006 world cup did.  “things have changed.”changed a lot. consider that twitter was launched the month arena was fired, while facebook was still a niche product. and the iphone hadn’t even been invented.but if the world around him has changed, those who know arena best insist the coach hasn’t.“same guy,” said forward jozy altidore, who played his first professional game for arena.  “he’s probably a better coach. [but] he’s still the same guy.”added defender damarcus beasley, the only holdover from arena’s last national team: “there’s nothing much different. … his personality’s the same.”arena will start his se






contemporary home in lincoln park: $4.7m


1848 howe st. in chicago: $4,700,000listed on jan. 23, 2017this home, built by middlefork, inclues six bedrooms, 5.2 baths, three family rooms, a chef's kitchen, a 2.5-car garage and four wood-burning fireplaces. details include a cut limestone fireplace and range hood surrounds, reclaimed wood ceiling and a wine cellar. the home is located near lincoln elementary school and lincoln park high school.agent: the ballis group of coldwell banker residential brokerage’s halsted office, 312-867-8166to feature your luxury listing of $800,000 or more in chicago tribune’s dream homes, send listing information and high-res p os to [email protected]






where is gop's concern over donald trump's conflicts of interest?


nicholas kamm, afp/getty imagespresident donald trump speaks at the department of homeland security on wednesday.what disturbs me most about the ascendance of donald trump is how completely the republican party is failing us when it comes to enforcing historical democratic norms.for example, trump is refusing to address unprecedented conflicts of interest or to even disclose what interests he has — but i do not hear republicans pressuring him to release his tax returns or divest himself of potential conflicts.republicans worked themselves into a lather over the possibility of foreign governments contributing to hillary clinton’s single charity for the purpose of gaining her favor in state department business, but they somehow seem indifferent to the possibility that foreign governments mig






a quick reminder that the expanse has some of the most bad female characters on


the expanse is returning next week, and syfy is ramping up the hype with its promos—including one simply titled “why fans love the expanse,” and a recap of season one performed by cats. most recently, “the powerful women of the expanse” offers a reminder of how bad the show’s female characters really are.advertisementof particular interest are the moments with season two’s most important new character, bobbie d r (frankie adams), a fierce believer in the martian cause (with the military skill to back up her convictions). i’m really looking forward to seeing the entirety of the scene in which the formidable chrisjen avasarala (shohreh aghdashloo) advises whoever’s trying to mansplain for bobbie to “stand down and let her speak.”the expanse returns february 1 to syfy.






federal judge blocks deportations under trump's 'extreme vetting' order for refu


after a day of chaos at airports around the world, a federal judge in brooklyn on urday night stayed deportations under president trump’s executive order barring citizens of some muslim countries from entering the united states. u.s. district judge ann m. donnelly ordered a halt to any removal of refugees or others who hold valid visas to enter the united states—meaning those who have arrived at u.s. airports from the seven predominantly muslim countries named under the president’s executive order can remain, for now. the judge did not rule on the legality of the executive order, nor did she say that others who have not yet arrived in the u.s. can be allowed to proceed. the ruling e in response to a petition filed by the american civil liberties union on behalf of two iraqis detained a






the numbers game, 2016-17 fantasy basketball


a number of injuries to key players (at least fantasy wise) are starting to crop up again.  h an whiteside is questionable for friday vs chi.  deron williams is the same for tonight’s game (2nd half of a b2b game) vs okc.  anthony davis is showing how his body is truly made of gl and it seems like if he’s not a dnp, he’s missing quarters due to injuries.  it appears like he re-aggravated that thigh bruise and he could be shut for a game or 2 to give it time to completely heal. al horford, although listed as probable for tomorrow’s game vs orl, seems to have some groin issues.if any of these guys miss a game or two to end the week, it could open up some playing time for back ups and/or opposing players to produce above their averages.so let’s take a look at the matchup rankings:let’s get ri






football returns to aleppo after five years of war


image copyrightafpimage caption the derby marked the first professional game in aleppo in five years a local football match took on significant meaning for supporters this weekend - as war-torn aleppo saw its first live game in five years.local side al-ittihad beat their city rivals hurriya 2-1 on urday.there has been no professional football in aleppo since it was divided between the army and rebel forces in 2011. but the government regained complete control of the city last month in a major offensive. image copyrightafpimage caption the derby was a significant moment for both teams after five years of away games image copyrightafpimage caption ittihad's goalkeeper helped his team to a narrow victory - under the eye of heavily geared police the gr was brown and weathered from the winter c






zumbrota-area residents continue to fight proposed hog farm


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experts see donald trump, bill de blasio similarities


at his only news conference as president-elect, donald trump told a cnn correspondent, “i’m not going to give you a question. you’re fake news.” mayor bill de blasio at a contentious october news conference told a new york post reporter, “you can keep calling all you want. i’m calling on real media outlets.”most popularthe parallels in attitude toward the news media were familiar to prominent new york city political consultants who have worked with both men or closely observed their careers in the city over the years.trump and de blasio are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. but both men interact with the news media — and handle calls for more disclosure of their finances, fundraising or professional relationships — in remarkably similar ways, the experts said.“the mayor will stan






manitoba premier urged to apologize for saying aboriginal night hunting is causi


winnipeg — manitoba premier brian pallister is being criticized for saying young indigenous men with criminal records are responsible for night hunting which he previously said was fuelling a “race war.”“young indigenous men — a preponderance of them are offenders, with criminal records — are going off shooting guns in the middle of the night,” maclean’s magazine quotes pallister as saying from his vacation home in costa rica.“it doesn’t make sense.”his comments e after a speech he made last week in which he said tension surrounding night hunting is leading to a “race war.”“young indigenous guys going out and shootin’ a bunch of moose ’cause they can, ’cause they say it’s their right, doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said in the speech.“this is a poor practice. a dumb practice … it should