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Ball State online programs rank among best-qualified in nation

Ball State online programs rank among best-qualified in nation The College of Education's online graduate program continues to rank among the best in the nation at No. 13. "Our online Educational Leadership program is a prime example of our commitment to offering outstanding academic programs that are responsive to the needs of our students and our other constituents". [Full Article...]

Over 200 People Reportedly Injured After Trains Collide in South Africa

Over 200 People Reportedly Injured After Trains Collide in South Africa The announcement by Gauteng Metrorail comes after two Metrorail commuter trains collided at the Geldenhuys Station at about 7.45am. "These trains were both traveling on the same line towards Springs from Johannesburg", Mofokeng said. Police have launched a manslaughter investigation following a similar train crash last Thursday that killed at least 18 people and injured 254 others in one of the co... [Full Article...]

Trump appears to mouth wrong words to U.S. national anthem

Trump appears to mouth wrong words to U.S. national anthem Flanked by stoic-looking ROTC units from the two competing schools, POTUS smiled broadly and waved as he fairly strutted onto the Mercedes-Benz Stadium field, welcomed mostly by cheers in a state he won by 5-plus points in 2016. Months after wading into the culture war over protests during the anthem, the president was greeted by tens of thousands in Atlanta with cheers and a smattering of boos. [Full Article...]

Trump to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos

Trump to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos The meeting features some of the biggest elites in the world, where Trump's America First agenda will likely clash with a forum dedicated to economic globalism. He's been a regular attendee in most years since. Administration spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was eager to attend the meeting of world leaders and business execs. [Full Article...]

Viral Video of Frozen Alligators Spreads Like Wildfire Online

Viral Video of Frozen Alligators Spreads Like Wildfire Online These alligators look like they're stuck in frozen water, but their noses surfaced to the top right before the water became ice. "Pretty incredible. He just wants to make them more comfortable while they wait out the cold. Alligators may be cold-blooded creatures, but they're not exactly built for the icy temperatures that hit parts of the United States this week. [Full Article...]

Judge dismisses standoff case vs. rancher Cliven Bundy, sons

Judge dismisses standoff case vs. rancher Cliven Bundy, sons When she declared the mistrial in December , Navarro said federal prosecutors withheld evidence that could have been favorable for the defense, in violation of the Brady rule , the LA Times report said. Bret Whipple, Cliven Bundy's attorney, said his client was "just ecstatic about the results, and we're glad he's finally going home ". The four defendants were charged with threatening a f... [Full Article...]

Solar power stocks gain; Websol Energy surges 9%

Solar power stocks gain; Websol Energy surges 9% India lost the solar dispute in September 2016, after the WTO's highest court-the Appellate Body-upheld a ruling that India violated several core provisions on national treatment and trade-related investment measures. "China's export orientation in respect of the solar cell is unquestionable, but a material fact that emerges is that during the past two years, both its direction and volume of expor... [Full Article...]

Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona Luis GutiƩrrez of IL, a retiring Democrat who is considering a 2020 presidential run. Trump, in turn, has denounced the senator, who is not seeking re-election after acknowledging that he could not win a GOP primary in the current political climate. [Full Article...]

Firefighters Rescue Girl Trapped for Hours in House Destroyed by Mudslide

Firefighters Rescue Girl Trapped for Hours in House Destroyed by Mudslide In Montecito, a wealthy neighborhood east of Santa Barbara, heavy rain caused a creek to flood, sending "waist-high" mudflows through the community before sunrise. The rainfall rate of more than 1.5 inches per hour in parts of Southern California overwhelmed the landscape. By Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service reported 5.04 inches north of Ojai. [Full Article...]

Ann Widdecombe says she thinks Meghan Markle is 'trouble'

Ann Widdecombe says she thinks Meghan Markle is 'trouble' Instead, fans get updates on their lives through the official Kensington Palace account (@KensingtonRoyal) on Instagram and Twitter. People started noticing that she wiped her social media presence after participating in her second royal engagement with Harry earlier today in Brixton, South London. [Full Article...]

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month A day after the report was published, Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) condemned it as "inappropriate", saying it failed to offer its readers "the slightest evidence" to support its claims. The Egyptian military has struggled for more than four years to try to defeat a simmering militant Islamist insurgence centred in the North Sinai, and Egyptian officials have sometimes accused Hamas ,... [Full Article...]

Billionaire Tom Steyer Says He Won't Run for Office

Billionaire Tom Steyer Says He Won't Run for Office He said that 2018 is going to be a fierce debate between "two radically different visions of America" and he wants to spend it by ensuring a "just, inclusive and prosperous America" and help Democrats take back control of the House next year. [Full Article...]

2 minor injuries in fire on Trump Tower roof

2 minor injuries in fire on Trump Tower roof President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time of the fire. A New York Fire Department spokesperson explained: "We had one minor injury to a firefighter - some debris fell on him". A view of Trump Tower in New York City. The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower , his home for more than 30 years. [Full Article...]

Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father McCartney was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Pierce County Sheriff's deputy was identified as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie. All roads around the area reopened around 6:40 a.m., except for 200th Street East which will remain closed from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue while police continue their investigation. [Full Article...]

Texas Sports Reporter Found 'Unharmed'

Texas Sports Reporter Found 'Unharmed' Sports reporter Courtney Roland has been found in Texas - and is now being hospitalized after being reported missing early Sunday morning. Police said that they do not suspect any foul play, and have no reason to believe any crimes were committed. [Full Article...]

India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex The law, called the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, protects the beliefs that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, sex outside such a marriage is improper and gender is determined by anatomy and genetics at birth and can not change. [Full Article...]

Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians

Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians Issues about the agency's funding were sparked on January 3, when U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened to axe aid funding for Palestinians. In response, Netanyahu said he supports a "gradual cutback" of funding for the UNRWA. The report suggested that Netanyahu would prefer that the funding cut be implemented gradually. [Full Article...]

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt's support for Trump's Jerusalem decision

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt's support for Trump's Jerusalem decision The recordings were provided to the New York Times by an intermediary supportive of the Palestinian cause and opposed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In response, the SIS stated that the NYT report mentioned four of the "hosts of influential talk shows". El-Kholi called the reaction to Trump's decision "dangerous" and said it could strengthen Hamas , the group that controls the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US

Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US Having determined that the " original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes no longer exist ", under the applicable statute, the " current TPS designation must be terminated ". The decision was heavily criticized by immigrant advocates who said it ignored violence in El Salvador, which has one of the world's highest murder rates. [Full Article...]

NY airport terminal flooded as brutal cold grips US East Coast

NY airport terminal flooded as brutal cold grips US East Coast It's not clear how many flights have been affected but the departure board is a sea of red and yellow cancellations and delays. The airport urged passengers to contact their airlines for flight information and said in an earlier tweet that the water main break was causing flight delays. [Full Article...]


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