Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan
- February 10, 2016

To help counter the worsening deficit outlook, the plan proposes increasing taxes by $2.6 trillion over the next decade, nearly double the amount of new taxes Obama asked for and failed to get previous year, according to ABC News . Last year, Obama requested $86.4 billion for IT, which was about 2.7 percent of the total budget request . Since Obama's proposals will go nowhere in Congress, the baseline gives us a better picture of what the next president will face when he or she comes ... (more...)
Steven Avery's brother, Earl, grants first interview about case Steven Avery's brother, Earl, grants first interview about case
- February 09, 2016

It tells the story of Steven Avery , who was exonerated of a crime after 18 years in prison and then just two years later found himself accused of another grisly crime. "It's clear that there was corruption". "I don't wanna live life saying he's guilty when he's really innocent or he's innocent when he's really guilty, and I would just - I just wanna know the truth from him. (more...)
Arab-Israeli MKs suspended for meeting with terrorists' families Arab-Israeli MKs suspended for meeting with terrorists' families
- February 09, 2016

The Knesset Ethics Committee dominated that Balad party members Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas can be barred from plenum and committee enterprise for 4 months and Jamal Zahalka for two months, however they may be capable of vote. The Times of Israel reported on Sunday that an Israeli court had slapped Zoabi - one of the Knesset's most outspoken Arab members - with a six-month suspended jail sentence and a $750 fine for "insulting" Israeli police officers of Arab origin. (more...)
China regrets over DPRK' s satellite launch
- February 09, 2016

Russia's United Nations ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, whose country is also a North Korean ally, said: "It has to be a weighty resolution, but it also has to be a reasonable resolution" that doesn't lead to North Korea's economic or humanitarian collapse, or further heighten tensions. (more...)
India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Internet
- February 09, 2016

In their notes, TRAI has explained, "In India, given that a majority of the population are yet to be connected to the Internet, allowing service providers to define the nature of access would be equivalent of letting TSPs shape the users' Internet experience". (more...)
Zika virus case confirmed in Travis County
- February 08, 2016

In the Dallas case, a person contracted Zika virus after having sex with a man who had recently returned from Venezuela, and had symptoms of the infection. There was a report of a Colorado researcher who picked up the virus in Africa and apparently spread it to his wife back home in 2008, and it was found in one man's semen in Tahiti. (more...)