Chinese Weightlifting Could Face 1-Year Competition Ban After Positive Retests

Chinese Weightlifting Could Face 1-Year Competition Ban After Positive Retests

Cao Lei, the 75kg champion, Chen Xiexia, the 48kg gold medallist, and Liu Chunhong, who won the 69kg category, were stripped of their titles on Thursday. The IOC also disqualified five more athletes from both the Beijing and London 2012 Olympics, including Nadzeya Ostapchuk, of Belarus, third in the women's shot put competition in Beijing, whose sample was positive for anabolic steroids. Read More

Donald Trump meets with AT&T executives about Time Warner deal

Donald Trump meets with AT&T executives about Time Warner deal

EST with Robert Quinn, AT&T's senior executive vice president for external and legislative affairs. During a call with reporters Thursday morning, Trump's incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, deflected a question about what the topic of the meeting was and whether Trump had changed his stance on the merger. Read More

City Preparing for Significant Ice Storm this Weekend Jan. 13 - 15

City Preparing for Significant Ice Storm this Weekend Jan. 13 - 15

In the southwest San Juan Mountains a winter storm warning for snow and blowing snow with winds up to 20 miles per hour is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday . The Illinois State Police has issued a travel advisory, warning drivers to take extra precautions and allowing plenty of time to reach their destinations. Read More

PM May to set out Brexit approach to calm critics

PM May to set out Brexit approach to calm critics

European Union leader and Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat [official website] stated on Thursday that an essential part of any transition deal [ Guardian report] with Britain will include application of European Union law in the United Kingdom even after Brexit, which provoked an nearly immediate response [BBC report] from a high ranking member of parliament in the United Kingdom who said that such a deal is "the worst possible scenario for the European Union and the United ... Read More

Obama's Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

Obama's Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

Donald Trump, who is scheduled to take office as 45th President of the United States on January 20, could change the decision but many believe that will not happen as Trump has promised tougher immigration policies. However a decades-old U.S. economic embargo remains in place, as does the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans become permanent residents a year after legally arriving in the US. Read More

William Peter Blatty: Writer of horror classic The Exorcist dies

William Peter Blatty: Writer of horror classic The Exorcist dies

Blatty wrote several books but his signature achievement was the 1971 novel that told the story of a 12-year-old girl whose vile behavior leads a young priest to conclude that she is possessed by a demon. The writer scooped an Academy Award for his adapted screenplay for the film, which was nominated for 10 awards, including best picture, but the film only won two statuettes. Read More

NFL Playoff Picks 2017: Odds and Over/Under Predictions for Postseason Games

They just aren't that good. That's thanks to a highly anticipated match up between two of the league's marquee teams , the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys . They have gotten better and better as the season went on. With Alex Smith's mobility and less hesitancy to try and take shots, all of the sudden Kansas City can keep up in a scoring arms race. Read More

Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead will thankfully return in 'Deadpool 2'

Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead will thankfully return in 'Deadpool 2'

In a new interview with Collider , it was confirmed by the writers of the sequel that they will have at least some presence in the film. Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will be returning in "Deadpool 2". And they won't be the only Deadpool allies returning. The dialogue between Deadpool and Dopinder was undoubtedly entertaining stuff, including the cab driver taking a bit of a dark turn by kidnapping another man who was vying for a woman that he had his heart set on. Read More

MS Dhoni : Virat Kohli Will Be A Better Captain Than Me !

MS Dhoni : Virat Kohli Will Be A Better Captain Than Me !

Dhoni has recently handed over the captaincy baton to Kohli, who now leads the Indian team in all three formats of the game. Kohli had a squad of young players and fast bowlers that could produce an unprecedented run of wins, Dhoni said in his first comments to the media since stepping aside from captaining the limited-overs side earlier this month. Read More


Economy

Obama's Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

Obama's Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

Donald Trump, who is scheduled to take office as 45th President of the United States on January 20, could change the decision but many believe that will not happen as Trump has promised tougher immigration policies. However a decades-old U.S. economic embargo remains in place, as does the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans become permanent residents a year after legally arriving in the US.Read More

Obama files trade complaint against China's aluminum dumping at WTO

Obama files trade complaint against China's aluminum dumping at WTO

As for the subsidies case, the U.S. "China gives its aluminum industry an unfair advantage through underpriced loans and other illegal government subsidies", President Barack Obama said in a statement . "The resulting excess capacity has caused prices to collapse in product line after product line, driving Western producers that must earn a return on their capital out of business".Read More