Top Headlines for January 23, 2018

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch….
  • Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues….
  • As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks….
  • Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he ‘used to be’ comedian

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case….
  • Trump’s global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before….
  • After girl’s killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

    KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse….
  • In Israel, Pence says US aims to pull out of Iran nuke deal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence reiterated to Israeli leaders on Tuesday that the Trump administration plans to pull out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the pact is amended….
  • Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

    The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire….
  • South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday….
  • Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ poised to lead Oscar nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history….

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[#Design #Trends] Bear-Shaped Fortune Cat Figurines – Medicom Toy's New Bearbrick Celebrates Chinese New Year (TrendHunter.com)

From TrendHunter.com – Design TrendsBear-Shaped Fortune Cat Figurines – Medicom Toy's New Bearbrick Celebrates Chinese New Year (TrendHunter.com):


Bear-Shaped Fortune Cat Figurines - Medicom Toy's New Bearbrick Celebrates Chinese New Year (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) Japanese collectible manufacturer Medicom Toy recently unveiled a new version of its popular Bearbrick figurine, which is inspired by fortune cats, or “Chinese lucky cats.” The new…



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Top Headlines for January 22, 2018

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[#Design #Trends] Water-Monitoring Swan Mechanisms – These Robotic Swans Make Sure That Singapore Has Clean Water (TrendHunter.com)

From TrendHunter.com – Design TrendsWater-Monitoring Swan Mechanisms – These Robotic Swans Make Sure That Singapore Has Clean Water (TrendHunter.com):


Water-Monitoring Swan Mechanisms - These Robotic Swans Make Sure That Singapore Has Clean Water (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) The National University of Singapore has developed robotic swans to monitor and test pollution levels in the city's water reservoirs. Cleverly named NUSwan, the project is designed to blend in…



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Top Headlines for January 21, 2018

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  • Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown….
  • Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House….
  • Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors….
  • Global female empowerment marches enter second day

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested….
  • Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise….
  • Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

    HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region….
  • Pence meets Jordan king on trip clouded by Jerusalem move

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region….
  • Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess….
  • Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics….
  • ‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Award

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders….

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[#Cool #Toys] Safety-Focused Smartwatches – This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids (TrendHunter.com)

From TrendHunter.com – Cool Gadgets and GiftsSafety-Focused Smartwatches – This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids (TrendHunter.com):


Safety-Focused Smartwatches - This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) This wearable smartphone was designed to keep young kids safe. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, myFirst Fone is a smartwatch you can make 3G voice and video calls on. Available from Oaxis, the…



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Top Headlines for January 20, 2018

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[#Cool #Toys] Protective Laptop-Charging Cases – The Incase IconConnected Power Sleeve Keeps Your Laptop Charged (TrendHunter.com)

From TrendHunter.com – Cool Gadgets and GiftsProtective Laptop-Charging Cases – The Incase IconConnected Power Sleeve Keeps Your Laptop Charged (TrendHunter.com):


Protective Laptop-Charging Cases - The Incase IconConnected Power Sleeve Keeps Your Laptop Charged (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) The Incase IconConnected Power Sleeve is a new solution for MacBook Pro owners to utilize when looking for a way to protect their computer and ensure it's always ready for use. Featuring a…



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Top Headlines for January 19, 2018

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  • Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported….
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country….
  • Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

    With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office….
  • Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart….
  • California DA says couple’s abuse of 12 kids became torture

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world….
  • Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights….
  • Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes–and save Big Tobacco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials….
  • Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico….
  • Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

    DETROIT (AP) — For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised not make the same kind of promises to just anyone….
  • Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

    HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change….

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[#Video #Editing] My First Celebrity Shoot Was a Disaster….

My First Celebrity Shoot Was a Disaster….

By Olufemii Tutorials
Published: Jan 18, 2018


Olufemii Tutorials My super vulnerable story about my first big shoot, and how it failed lol. This happened a few years ago.

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