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‘We are not thugs’: Rep. Correa defends Hispanic Caucus after dismissal from ICE meeting Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘We are not thugs’: Rep. Correa defends Hispanic Caucus after dismissal from ICE meetingMembers of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) were outraged after they were barred from a meeting with Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Thursday, at the request of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the speaker’s staffers asked CHC members to leave the meeting, which was about the execution of President Trump’s controversial immigration policy.



Besieged Trump lashes out at mainstream media: ‘The enemy of the American People!’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Besieged Trump lashes out at mainstream media: ‘The enemy of the American People!’“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” he declared from South Florida, where he is staying for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! Trump’s latest attack against the press came after Thursday’s feisty marathon press conference, in which the president aired a host of grievances over how the media has been covering his White House.



Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving Cars Click Here to Open in a New Window

Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving CarsThe problem is so pervasive that Ford now plans to skip Level 3 autonomy altogether and aim straight for fully self-driving vehicles.



Malaysia arrests North Korean over Kim Jong-Nam killing Click Here to Open in a New Window

Malaysia arrests North Korean over Kim Jong-Nam killingMalaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a police statement said, making him the first person from the North to be detained over the case. Kim Jong-Nam died after an unidentified liquid was sprayed in his face at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Monday, in an attack Seoul says was carried out by female agents on the orders of Pyongyang.



Order Your 2017 Chevy SS While You Still Can Click Here to Open in a New Window

Order Your 2017 Chevy SS While You Still CanHere today, gone tomorrow—or 10 days from now.



Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93 Click Here to Open in a New Window

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.



Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claim Click Here to Open in a New Window

Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claimLithuanian prosecutors said Friday they had opened a probe into who was responsible for spreading false allegations of a rape committed by German troops freshly deployed to the Baltic NATO state. Police have described as fake an email sent this week to the speaker of parliament and national police claiming that German-speaking men in uniforms raped an underage girl near a barracks in central Lithuania. Several hundred German soldiers arrived this month as part of a multinational NATO battalion in Lithuania, one of four the alliance is providing on a rotational basis to eastern flank members to deter a militarily resurgent Russia.



Philippines' Duterte says anti-money laundering body to show his bank accounts Click Here to Open in a New Window

Philippines' Duterte says anti-money laundering body to show his bank accountsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he had ordered the anti-money laundering council to make public his bank accounts, a day after one of his staunchest critics revived allegations of millions of dollars of hidden assets. At a private dinner with retired military and police officers in Baguio City, Duterte said he was proud to have been made an honorary member of the Philippine Military Academy class of 1967 and added that "I would shame the class" by any involvement in corruption. "I've ordered the anti-money laundering council and everybody to give information on what my worth is in this, in terms of pesos on this planet, so I will not shame you," the firebrand leader said.



More Than 200 Baldness-Linked Genetic Markers Found Click Here to Open in a New Window

More Than 200 Baldness-Linked Genetic Markers FoundMore than 200 new genetic markers linked with male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The researchers in the new study were also able to use their set of genetic markers to predict men's chances of severe hair loss, although the scientists noted that their results apply more to large populations of people than to any given individual. "We are still a long way from making an accurate prediction for an individual's hair-loss pattern.



Almost 500 migrants smash through border fence into Spain Click Here to Open in a New Window

Almost 500 migrants smash through border fence into SpainMADRID (AP) — Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the 20-foot (6-meter) high fence that separates Morocco from Spain's Ceuta enclave.



Sanders Proposes Social Security Tax Hike For Wealthy Click Here to Open in a New Window

Sanders Proposes Social Security Tax Hike For WealthyThe Vermont senator offered Thursday an increase in the taxable income threshold to keep the program solvent until 2078.



Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California Click Here to Open in a New Window

Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central CaliforniaA powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr



'A Fantastic Woman' wins Berlin's Teddy Award for best film Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Sebastian Lelios A Fanatastic Woman has taken the top prize for best film at Berlins Teddy Awards, which honor LGBT films screening at this years Berlin Film Festival, The Hollywo
Lenovo profits plummet 67% amid struggling mobile and data centres Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - The mobile division of Chinas Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK) is on track to return to profit by December at the earliest helped by strong growth in overseas markets, its chairman said
Samp;P downgrade warning sends Toshiba shares tumbling Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Samp;P Global Inc (SPGI.N) said in a report on Friday, February 17 it could cut its rating of Toshiba Corp (6502.T) credit by several notches should the Japanese firm receive financi
Chelsea managing director Christian Purslow to leave at end of season Click Here to Open in a New Window
Chelsea managing director Christian Purslow is stepping down at the end of the season, the club have announced. Purslow, 53, moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 after performing a similar role at Liverp
Filipino News DOLE nagbabala vs illegal recruiter sa Japan Click Here to Open in a New Window
MANILA, Feb. 18 -Nagbabala sa publiko ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), partikular sa mga Pilipinong nagbabalak na magtrabaho sa ibang bansa, sa hindi otorisadong pag-recruit ng mga careg
Japantown keeps unique history, commerce alive in San Jose Click Here to Open in a New Window
For more than 126 years, San Joses Japantown has been a business and cultural hub. Just north of Downtown, Japantown developed on the border of what was then the citys Chinatown, an area developed b
Japanese wedding company sues developer of failed Waikiki project Click Here to Open in a New Window
A Japanese wedding company is suing the former developer of a proposed mixed-use project at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor in Waikiki for breach of contract in an effort to get back $2.1 million in dep
Stocks to watch as Dow Jones, markets open down to end record Trump rally week Click Here to Open in a New Window
U.S. stocks opened down Friday after Asian markets and European were mostly down. That could take some steam out of a record week for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, SP 500 and Nasdaq. They opened
It wasn't just Japanese Americans, Germans and Italians were impacted by WWII Executive Order 9066, too Click Here to Open in a New Window
Sigrid Toye woke in the middle of the night to the wail of a siren.It was Dec. 7, 1941 – the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.Sitting up
Executive order incarcerating Japanese Americans turns 75 Click Here to Open in a New Window
SAN FRANCISCO - Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75 Click Here to Open in a New Window
Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to camps across the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children
Money Talks: 'I had to survive on eggs and window shopping when I visited Japan in the 90s' Click Here to Open in a New Window
What is the most important lesson about money your career has taught you? Not to spend any advance with wild abandon. As a writer, you have no idea how well your book will be received, so my approach


Japan Timeline and Information
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910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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