by | February 21, 2018 | 23:38

The 500-foot clock is created to be "an icon for long-term thinking", Bezos said in a statement . But his most quixotic project may be the "10,000 year clock", in which he is funding the construction of a clock in the West Texas desert that's created to keep time for millennia.

by | February 21, 2018 | 23:19

Defenders of Trump often point to a decision by the administration to allow Ukraine to buy small arms and light weapons from U.S. manufacturers to counter the narrative that the President is overly sympathetic to Russian Federation. The U.S. indictment of Prigozhin, nicknamed "Putin's cook" because of his catering business that has organised banquets for the Russian leader and other senior political figures, is uncomfortable for the Kremlin.

by | February 21, 2018 | 22:38

The Atlantic Ocean is seen adjacent to President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida - also sometimes called his Winter White House - on January 11, 2018. When press loaded back into vans, driver was being questioned by an officer. A pool of reporters travels as part of the president's motorcade in Washington and on domestic and foreign trips.

by | February 21, 2018 | 22:22

John Hammond, founder of the digital weather service weather trending, said: "Winter is far from out for the count, and this week it will stage a dramatic fightback". Looking forward from Friday to Sunday, the Met Office warned: "Turning progressively colder with a brisk easterly wind making it feel very cold". Although there is a very low risk of snow this week because of the dry nature of the air, this could change the other side of the weekend.

by | February 21, 2018 | 22:17

Benito, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, have now been arrested after one of the children was able to escape through a window of their home in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday. Tucson couple arrested after authorities learned that four children were forced to use a metal after being denied access to a bathroom. Each parent faces 94 years to life in prison if convicted on more than two dozen charges, including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:48

However, the North Koreans scrapped the February 10 meeting two hours before it was set to start, the vice president's office confirmed. "As we've said from day one about the trip: this administration will stand in the way of Kim's desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo ops at the Olympics ", Ayers said.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:20

Opposition leaders have said the sale constitutes an illegal debt issuance that circumvents Venezuela's majority-opposition legislature, and the US Treasury Department has warned it may violate sanctions levied a year ago. Last week the Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Superintendent Carlos Vargas said they were hoping to attract investors from Qatar, Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and the USA.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:12

JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to build a headquarters in midtown Manhattan that would combine other offices into a new, taller building for 15,000 employees on Park Avenue. The new facility is expected to create more than 8,000 construction-related jobs, the company said. The sale of those rights will fund upgrades to local subway stations and improvements to the neighborhood's streets and public areas.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:06

And while Patriots fans are still wondering why Bill Belichick benched Malcolm Butler and Eagles fans are still doubting/trashing the power of Belichick, it's time to be honest about something: Any team not named the Patriots would kill to have Belichick as their coach and GM.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:02

He denied a further allegation in the newspaper that he forced himself on a woman during a trip to Harvard University . Brendan Cox said late Saturday night he had acted inappropriately and would leave his positions at the Jo Cox Foundation and the More in Common charity.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:52

It is hoped that the increase, coupled with adjustments to income tax brackets, will raise some 36 billion rand ($3 billion) for the public purse in 2018-19. It demanded that Gigaba, a Zuma ally, be removed. Although the Value-Added Tax hike might be seen as an unpopular and unexpected move, it will generate an additional 23bn rand ($2bn) of revenue in the 2018-19 year, Reuters reported.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:39

Parents and other family members gathered outside the school in Yobe to demand answers in the wake of the attack, involving gunfire and explosives. He said so far, there was no report of abduction of any of the girls in the school. "Nigerian army", she tweeted, "do you have facts on the allegations of abduction of 94 daughters of Nigeria from their Boarding School- Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi Yobe state after a Boko Haram attack?" "It was initially ...

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:28

It was a sacred place for him - and only fitting that a man who would preach about God's presence in nature would recharge in such a place between his crusades worldwide and media appearances. Graham was regularly listed by the Gallup organization as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World". "Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Reverend Billy Graham ".

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:09

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. According to the official website of UN/microsite- "The International Year of Languages came at a time when linguistic diversity was increasingly threatened".

by | February 21, 2018 | 19:58

This is the second firing incident in court during the past month. They had been in litigation for the last one year or so. As a result, Advocate Rana Nadeem suffered fatal firearm wounds and died on the spot, whereas another lawyer Owais Talib, who also suffered bullet injuries, died later at a hospital.

by | February 21, 2018 | 18:49

Johnson's widow, Rebecca, is vying for the seat against former state Rep. Linda Belcher , a Democrat. In the end, Belcher easily defeated Johnson, marking the 37th Democratic victory in a Republican-held state legislative seat since the start of 2017.

by | February 21, 2018 | 18:20

Yarnold's team-mate Deas also moved up to join her team-mate on the podium, grabbing bronze by just 0.02 seconds over Austria's Janine Flock , who started the fourth and final run in the lead but fell out of the medals into fourth. "It's Team GB's second consecutive Olympic medal on snow but a first on skis â€" Gina Hathorn finishing fourth in the women's slalom at the 1968 Games in Grenoble.

by | February 21, 2018 | 17:45

Britain's top Brexit official David Davis speaks in Vienna , Austria. Business Insider previously reported that the European Parliament plans to call for the United Kingdom to have "privileged" access to the Single Market. He said that Labour is "determined to achieve is a tariff-free trade relationship with Europe" but added that this would not mean "deregulation of our economy".

by | February 21, 2018 | 17:41

Earlier the petition had been rejected by the Supreme Court Registrar, later Nawaz filed an appeal before the chief justice which was also rejected. Mr Sharif and his supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption , suggesting the three-time prime minister is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful military establishment.

by | February 21, 2018 | 17:33

A senior White House official says North Korea withdrew from the proposed talks to rebuff the United States' staunch policy of demanding that Pyongyang abandon its nuclear and missile programs. "At the last minute, DPRK officials decided not to go forward with the meeting". If they asked for a meeting, we would meet. It also sent Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong .

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:44

Bump stock devices were not used in the Florida school shooting but it became controversial after the Las Vegas mass shooting in October past year in which the gunman used the device and killed almost 60 people. But there's a wrinkle in Trump's direction: The ATF, which is part of the Department of Justice, isn't sure that it can ban bump stocks on its own.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:34

A cyberattack took place on the City Union Bank's Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system, revealing a conspiracy involving various countries, the bank said on Feb.18. The City Union Bank clarified that the modus operandi of this incident is not related to the multibillion dollar fraud allegedly committed by diamond merchant Nirav Modi against the Punjab National Bank.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:20

The woman was identified as Hollie's ex-wife, Fonda Poellnitz, and he was quickly named as the suspect. Battiste says at least one officer fired shots at the scene, but it's unknown if they struck Hollie. The announcement of his award cited Billa's attention to detail and commitment, per his commanding officer. A police officer has been shot in Alabama and the suspect is barricaded inside a home.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:10

Claiming that Meghalaya's growth rate was higher than that of Gujarat, Gandhi said, "The Congress has overseen the emergence of Meghalaya as the most literate state in India, with the highest ratio of female enrolment in primary schools in the country".

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:01

This is not acceptable. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!' Amidst heavy criticisms targeting Trump's stance on gun control , the President, in a recent tweet following a high school shooting that claimed 17 lives, has blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for not properly following up on warnings regarding Nikolas Cruz's deviant and violence-prone behavior, therefore leading to the Wednesday school shooting.

by | February 21, 2018 | 15:52

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) analysis of the TPP - before the United States pulled out - concluded the deal was in New Zealand's interests to sign, coming with an estimated economic benefit of $624 million from reduced tariffs and barriers.

by | February 21, 2018 | 15:46

The figures may be welcomed by those supporting the United Kingdom leaving the European Union who had complained that open immigration undermined locals. Private- sector pay gains accelerated to 2.6% from 2.5%. This increase remained below inflation. The number of unemployed people increased by 46,000 to 1.47m in the three months to December, when compared with July to September 2017.

by | February 21, 2018 | 15:42

There is still more rain to come, especially south of Chicago, where another 2 to 3-inches could fall before the rain changes over to sleet/freezing rain and ends early Wednesday (see map below projecting expected overnight rainfall produced by the Chicago National Weather Service).

by | February 21, 2018 | 15:16

Airbus had delivered 21 -900s to the airline by the end of January. Regarding the issues, Baker stated: "It is very hard to install a new program in a new airplane, especially the first one". FlightGlobal schedules show that Qatar operates 102 weekly flights to India, while a year ago it signed an interline agreement with Vistara. The aircraft will be the 23rd A350 for the airline, making Qatar Airways the largest operator of the type now.

by | February 21, 2018 | 14:45

According to Zacks, "Enable Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets serving major producing basins and markets". (NASDAQ:AMED). The Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Amedisys, Inc. Global X Mngmt Co Lc holds 339 shares. British Columbia - Canada-based Pacad Investment Ltd has invested 0.2% in BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

by | February 21, 2018 | 14:28

Using social media, the teens rallied over the weekend, creating their lie-in (or as they called it, according to CNN, a "die-in." ) on President's Day. "Their lives will not have been for nothing", said Spencer Blum, a student at Stoneman Douglas. Related: Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas? "I ask that you keep this bill and the conversation about the solution to combat mass shootings alive", McGhee, Democratic ranking member on the Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee, told the ...

by | February 21, 2018 | 14:16

Lavrov's statement came amid unconfirmed reports that the Syrian regime and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) agreed that the latter would leave Afrin city center to the control of the Syrian army. However, on Tuesday the stakes were ratcheted up as hundreds of Syrian pro-government forces entered the region for the first time since 2012 to face off against Turkey alongside Kurdish forces.

by | February 21, 2018 | 13:51

Sylvester Stallone responded by dealing out a fake obituary to followers, the photo dramatically edited giving him a deathly visage, Stollon wrote , with it, "Please ignore this stupidity ..." Frank Stallone, his brother, also shot down the hoax.

by | February 21, 2018 | 13:37

Since last week, Kothari's office in Kanpur's City Center road had been locked and he himself has been untraceable ever since. The Kanpur-based company's owner has allegedly gone overseas after taking a loan of more than Rs 800 crore from several state-owned banks, news agency PTI on Sunday citing unidentified sources.

by | February 21, 2018 | 13:16

He told them he was closely watching the media appearances by the student survivors, the Washington Post reported . Asked by CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about the President's tweet , Nicole Hockley, whose six-year-old child was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting , said she thought Trump was trying to link the FBI's actions on Russian Federation and the Florida shooting in an effort to distract.