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  • TV Ratings: Megyn Kelly Sees No Lift From Alex Jones Sitdown

    06/19/2017 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 06/19/17 | Michael O'Connell
    Three episodes in, Megyn Kelly's Sunday Night is suffering from no shortage of attention. The former Fox News personality's transition to NBC host got especially bumpy this past week with the show's heavily-dissected decision to interview controversial radio host and Infowars entrepreneur Alex Jones. The episode finally aired Sunday, averaging 3.5 million viewers, a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and a 0.7 rating among adults 25-54. By all measures, that's virtually the same showing Kelly got with final adjustments during week two — again trailing a 60 Minutes repeat. Audio of the interview leaked prior to the telecast when Jones...
  • Chinese woman dies in elevator with power improperly cut off

    03/06/2016 2:14:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    The discovery of a woman's corpse in an elevator in the Chinese city of Xi'an has led to the detention of an elevator maintenance crew who improperly cut off power to the elevator a month ago without checking if anyone was inside
  • WH pressing UN to Rescind Taliban Sanctions

    06/02/2011 5:28:37 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    First, the spin, compliments of the Obama administration: The Office of Foreign Assets Control plans to withdraw the Taliban Sanctions Regulations issued under former President Bill Clinton, which banned all financial transactions with members of Taliban and placed an embargo on trade with areas of Afghanistan they controlled.... The agency says it is withdrawing the regulations because they were made redundant by the fall of the Taliban from power in Afghanistan and subsequent executive orders which more narrowly targeted individual members of the Taliban... Nice, benign spin, but here's the real deal: The 2012 Presidential campaign has already started, which...
  • White House: Government could lift deep water drilling moratorium 'very soon'

    10/12/2010 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday the government will lift a moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico "very soon" — likely this week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government is close to having the plans in place to lift the ban that was imposed after the massive Gulf oil spill. When asked if he was saying the ban will be lifted this week, Gibbs said: "I do."
  • Netanyahu offers soldier free lift to Canada

    05/12/2010 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 666+ views ^ | 5/12/10 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu assumed the role of Santa Claus on Tuesday, giving a free trip to Canada on his airplane at the end of the month to a lone soldier he met while watching an army maneuver in the North. At the end of the live-fire training exercise, which simulated fighting in a Hizbullah village in southern Lebanon, two soldiers with camouflage paint on their faces and fishnet on their helmets who were cast in the role of Hizbullah fighters, emerged from the boulders and were taken to meet the prime minister.
  • Dems to lift debt ceiling by $1.8 trillion, fear 2010 backlash

    12/10/2009 10:49:19 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 10 replies · 673+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/09/09 | David Rogers
    In a bold but risky year-end strategy, Democrats are preparing to raise the federal debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections. “We’ve incurred this debt. We have to pay our bills,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told POLITICO Wednesday. And the Maryland Democrat confirmed that the anticipated increase could be as high as $1.8 trillion — nearly twice what had been assumed in last spring’s budget resolution for the 2010 fiscal year. The leadership is betting that it’s better for the party to...
  • Obama preparing to lift sanctions against Syria

    02/10/2009 10:04:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies · 1,431+ views
    world tribune ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | staff
    They said Hof would be authorized to facilitate an expansion of U.S. relations with Syria, which deteriorated under President George Bush. In 2005, the United States withdrew its ambassador to Damascus in wake of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syria was blamed for the car bombing in Beirut in which Hariri and many of his bodyguards were killed. The sources said Obama sent emissaries to Syria in September 2008 and pledged that if elected he would reconcile with the regime of President Bashar Assad. After his election victory, they said, Obama sent another message that promised...
  • Muslims forced to lift veil at airports

    12/23/2006 4:41:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 196 replies · 7,613+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 12/24/06 | Brian Brady
    VEILED women will be forced to reveal their identities at UK airports under a government plan to tighten security, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Home Office insiders last night confirmed that immigration officials will be ordered to impose their legal right to lift the veils of passengers after it emerged a suspected police killer may have escaped the UK dressed as a Muslim woman. But the plan has been attacked by unions, which claim it would impose intolerable demands on their members, particularly female officers who would be the only ones allowed to look under veils. Ministers have been forced...
  • 'Spirit of McChord' gives Canadians a lift

    10/10/2006 6:35:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
    10/10/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- Normally they move people, humanitarian supplies, troop rations and equipment, but Airmen with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's Detachment 1 here were tasked Oct. 7 to move different equipment -- several 30-foot, 100,000 pound Canadian tanks. The C-17 Globemaster III "Spirit of McChord" and its crew made two trips to Kandahar AB, Afghanistan, in one day to transport the equipment for Canadian ground forces supporting the NATO mission. Col. Michael McLean, Canadian Defense Attaché, said the Leopard tanks will support Canadian troops by providing greater mobility on the ground and more flexible...
  • Greek divers lift WWII bomber wreckage - German Junkers-87 Stuka dive-bomber

    10/06/2006 6:42:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 5,263+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/06 | Nicholas Paphitiis - ap
    ATHENS, Greece - Greek military divers Friday successfully raised the wreckage of a German World War II Stuka bomber from the sea off the eastern island of Rhodes, the air force said. The Junkers-87 dive-bomber was shot down in 1943 and will be conserved and displayed at the air force museum at an airport near Athens, air force spokesman Col. Ioannis Papageorgiou said. Papageorgiou said there was no trace of the two airmen's bodies. "The plane was raised a couple of hours ago, and I don't know yet whether there are any remains inside," he told The Associated Press. He...
  • Coalition Forces visit orphanage to lift spirits

    07/28/2006 10:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. L.C. Campbell
    Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, C Company, 2nd battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited several Iraqi schools and an Iraqi orphanage on July 8. These Soldiers adopted one of the schools to help renovate and re-supply with educational goods. The Soldiers dropped off soccer balls and other goodies at the orphanage. Department of Defense photo by Spc. L.C. Campbell. Story by Spc. L.C. Campbell 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MOSUL – Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited an orphanage in Mosul, Iraq July 10, bringing...
  • Mega Millions not the ticket to lift lottery

    06/17/2006 4:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 832+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/18/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - One year after California joined the multistate Mega Millions lottery game, sales have fallen short of expectations and the new game has cannibalized some sales of the existing Super Lotto program. Combined sales of Super Lotto Plus and Mega Millions tickets are likely to reach about $1.2 billion this year, short of the $1.4 billion projected when California joined the 11-state game in June 2005, said California Lottery acting director Joan Borucki. "I think it's (because of) that initial start-up period that you have with a new product and getting your customers to feel comfortable with it and...
  • New Heavy Lift Helicopter Starts Development

    01/09/2006 4:48:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 684+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | U.S. Marine Corps Press Release
    NAVAIR PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 9, 2006 – A new heavy lift helicopter is now officially in the pipeline for the Marine Corps following a Dec. 22, 2005 decision by the Honorable. Kenneth R. Krieg, under secretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to authorize the Heavy Lift Replacement program here to begin a $4.4 billion development program for the aircraft. A "Cost Plus Award Fee" contract for the System Development and Demonstration phase, estimated to be approximately $2.9 billion, is expected to be signed with Sikorsky in March 2006. An Initial System Development and Demonstration contract worth $8.8...
  • France To Lift State Of Emergency

    01/02/2006 3:44:15 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 508+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-2-2006
    France to lift state of emergency At the height of the violence, 1,400 cars were torched in one night President Jacques Chirac says France will lift a state of emergency imposed in November during the worst unrest in the country in nearly 40 years. Emergency powers are expected to be lifted on Wednesday, more than six weeks earlier than originally planned. The laws allowed local authorities to impose curfews, conduct house-to-house searches and ban public gatherings. Almost 9,000 cars were torched and 3,000 people arrested in three weeks of violence. President Chirac took the decision following a meeting with Prime...
  • Stennis Sailors Help Community, Remove Refrigerators, Lift Spirits

    10/18/2005 5:03:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 233+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Gabriel Owens
    ABOARD USS JOHN C. STENNIS (NNS) -- Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), assisted a grateful community in Pearlington, Miss., in October by removing old refrigerators from the area, which had become a health hazard after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast coastline. Stennis, homeported in Bremerton, Wash., sent 50 volunteers to the hurricane-ravaged area of southern Mississippi. The aircraft carrier is named for Senator John C. Stennis of Miss., and considers the state its adopted home. "These smaller communities receive little attention after [Hurricane] Katrina," said Rick Hines, a FEMA volunteer from the West Indianapolis, Ind., fire...
  • CA: Hertzberg Gets a Lift From Gov.

    02/26/2005 10:15:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 224+ views
    LA Daliy News ^ | 2/26/05 | Matea Gold and Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared with Bob Hertzberg on Friday to endorse the Los Angeles mayoral candidate's plan for education reform, giving Hertzberg a televised boost as he struggles to keep pace with two better-funded rivals in the campaign's final stretch. In a hastily arranged event at Schwarzenegger's Santa Monica office, the governor — who already had expressed generalized support for Hertzberg's proposal to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District — held a private, 20-minute meeting with the former state Assembly speaker. At a news conference afterward, the governor did not endorse Hertzberg, a longtime friend; instead, he reiterated...
  • Asian Kids' IQ Lift: Reading System May Boost Chinese Scores

    02/16/2005 8:54:56 PM PST · by blam · 388 replies · 4,126+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 2-12/19-2005 | Bruce Bower
    Week of Feb. 12, 2005; Vol. 167, No. 7 , p. 99 Asian Kids' IQ Lift: Reading system may boost Chinese scores Bruce Bower Learning to read 2,500 pictorial symbols, as Chinese students do in grade school, yields a 5-point advantage on IQ tests, compared with the scores of Westerners whose languages are based on alphabets, according to a new analysis of mental capabilities of Greek and Chinese children. The international team of analysts, led by psychologist Andreas Demetriou of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, attributes the scoring disparity to a superiority in visual and spatial tasks that comes...
  • NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer

    02/08/2005 8:40:53 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Space News ^ | 07 February 2005 | By Brian Berger
    NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer While NASA fared better than many federal agencies in U.S. President George W. Bush's 2006 budget request, the White House is not seeking as much money for the U.S. space agency as previously planned. The White House is seeking $16.45 billion for NASA in the 2006 budget. That's an increase of 2.4 percent over what the U.S. space agency has in its 2005 budget, but still about $500 million less than what the agency had been expecting. When Bush gave NASA a new space exploration vision last year, he also pledged to...
  • EU to Lift U.S. Sanctions Jan. 1

    12/16/2004 11:31:04 AM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 285+ views ^ | Thu Dec 16, 2004 | Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission (news - web sites) is sticking with its plan to lift sanctions on $4 billion worth of U.S. goods on Jan. 1 following Washington's repeal of illegal export tax subsidies in October, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. "There is not a new policy ... our goal is to lift the sanctions on January 1 in recognition of the fact that the United States has made a step forward by amending its legislation," Claude Veron-Reville said. She was denying a report in the Financial Times that the 25-member European Union (news - web sites) was...
  • GOP Jamboree Could Briefly Lift Stocks(market hates a tight race)

    08/28/2004 11:53:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/26/04 | Kenneth Barry
    GOP Jamboree Could Briefly Lift Stocks By Kenneth Barry Workers test audio levels in New York's Madison Square Garden, August 27, 2004 as work continues for the Republican National Convention which starts Augusts 30. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fasten your seatbelts. The Republicans are coming to town. If things go smoothly at the Republican National Convention, the stock market could get a brief boost next week, experts say. If not, watch out. Uncertainty about the outcome of the Nov. 2 vote is only one of several big worries facing investors, said Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman...