‘Smurf’ cats feline blue after ink fire

Image copyright Terry Oliver Image caption “This doesn’t seem to be doing the trick” The fire broke out in a boat and shed on Coronation Road in Clacton shortly before 21:00 GMT. Image copyright Terry Oliver Image caption This dog used to be black and white, but now it’s feeling blue all over Builder Terry Oliver, who lives close to the site told the BBC he first realised all was not quite right when he saw the first blue animal. “It’s not often you see a blue cat sitting on your driveway,” he said. “My little girl thought they looked like Smurf cats.” He added: “It’s quite blue around here and a bit strange.” A number of cats, dogs and …

Debate rages over Liam Neeson race row

The 66-year-old said he did not go through with any violence and expressed regret that he had reacted in such a “horrible” way. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionListen to Liam Neeson’s comments that sparked the outrage Speaking on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, Neeson denied he was racist and said he hoped his remarks would start a wider conversation about racism. That conversation shows no signs of abating and commentators had their say in the press on Wednesday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Natasha Richardson, pictured with Neeson in 2008, died after a skiing accident in 2009 Gary Younge, The Guardian We should, at the very least, admire [Neeson] for his candour. For all …

Proposed bill would ban sugary drinks from kids menus

AMERICANS PREDICTED TO EAT 1.38 BILLION CHICKEN WINGS DURING SUPER BOWL LIII Sugary soft drinks have been tied to the rise in obesity in preschoolers – a problem that can hinder their likelihood for a healthy lifestyle in the future, Adam Becker executive director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children said to the Chicago Tribune. “For kids who start at unhealthy weights, the likelihood of getting to a healthy weight is slim,” Becker said. The bill would affect all restaurants in the state, which are identified as “any entity, other than a grocery store, that is licensed, permitted, registered or inspected as a food service establishment by a local health department or district health department.” However, the bill does state …

New York Just Sued The Trump EPA For Reversing Obama-Era Air Pollution Rule

New York and five other states are suing the Barack Obama, the EPA determined the existing standards for limiting smog-forming ozone pollution fell short and needed to be toughened. Last June, the EPA a rule reversing that determination, a move undercutting more aggressive enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The EPA the rule last month. On Thursday, newly elected New York Attorney General Letitia James cried foul, filing a lawsuit arguing the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by “failing to require any further control of power plants and other sources of smog pollution in states upwind” of her state. The attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey joined the suit, as did New York City. …

Veganuary: What did it cost you?

“To be vegan, it helps to be rich. If you open any vegan cookbook you come across all these expensive ingredients. “Pine nuts are crazy. They’re the most expensive. There is nothing cheap about them.” According to new research shared with the BBC, Mr Carey may have found his costs went up because he was vegetarian before he tried veganism. Image copyright Rachel Tranter Image caption Rachel Tranter with a bowl of vegan pasta According to Cleo, it is difficult to say for sure whether people save money in January because they have changed their diet as many people are tightening their belts anyway. However, Rachel Tranter from Abingdon told the BBC: “I didn’t do Veganuary to save money, but …

Trump blames former Speaker Paul Ryan for not getting border wall funding

(CNN)President Donald Trump blamed former House Speaker Paul Ryan for not getting funding for the wall, saying in an interview with The Daily Caller that Ryan assured him congressional Republicans would get the money when the President agreed not to veto the omnibus spending bill last year. “And once he went lame duck, it was just really an exercise in waving to people, and the power was gone so I was very disappointed. I was very disappointed in Paul because the wall was so desperately needed. And I’ll get the wall,” he added. CNN has reached out to Ryan’s representatives for comment on the President’s remarks. Ryan was the leader of the House for Trump’s first two years in office …

New York City woman sues hospital after reported confusion over end of life support

According to the lawsuit, Freddy Clarence Williams was admitted to the hospital on July 15 after being found unconscious with brain damage following a drug overdose. GEORGIA MAN SHOOTS, KILLS ARMED ROBBER AT FAMILY DOLLAR The hospital reportedly checked its records to see that Frederick Williams had been previously treated and so the family was contacted. The problem: The hospital is accused of having had the wrong Fred Williams. “That is my baby brother, so it was really hurtful,” Powell told the New York Post. “I was worried, hurt, crying, screaming, calling everybody. It was a horrible feeling.” Powell said the man she thought was her bother had a tube in his mouth and was swollen when she first saw him. …

U.S. Warns Americans Not To Travel To Venezuela

The U.S. State Department issued a “do not travel” advisory Tuesday to Americans traveling to Venezuela amid rising tensions. “Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens,” said  which was issued as protests continue to sweep Caracas. “Venezuelan authorities may not notify the U.S. Embassy of the detention of a U.S. citizen, and consular access to detainees may be denied or severely delayed.” The travel advisory came just days after military intervention is still on the table Donald Trump just hours after the opposition leader declared himself interim president on Jan. 23. Venezuela’s top prosecutor asked the country’s Supreme Court to Download Original Article : HERE ; This …

Trump and Fed’s Powell meet over dinner at White House on the US economy

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump met with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Monday evening for an informal dinner at the White House residence to discuss the health of the US economy, according to a statement from Federal Reserve. Trump has repeatedly railed against the Fed’s rate changes, breaking precedent by openly attacking Powell and expressing his hopes, via Twitter, that central bankers would keep rates steady. Such a move could risk letting the economy overheat amid continued strong hiring. The President’s dissatisfaction over increased market volatility heightened late last year, leading Trump to ask advisers whether he could fire Powell, even though it’s unclear whether presidents can legally fire their Fed chairs. Also attending the dinner was Powell’s deputy Richard Clarida, …

NFL Network reporter Kim Jones details near-death experience

Jones explained that an aortic dissection occurs when “the layers of your aorta separate, and that leaves the aorta subject to rupture.” PIZZA HUT TO GIVE FREE PIZZA, SUPER BOWL TICKETS TO FIRST BABY BORN AFTER KICKOFF SUNDAY “As great as you are, Mike,” Jones told Francesa. “You and I aren’t here if my aorta ruptures, because I’m nowhere.” Jones said she was initially treated by Redskins team doctor Robin West before she was taken to Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in northern Virginia, where she spent two weeks. On Thanksgiving Day, Jones posted an Instagram video revealing to her followers that she had “almost died,” but declining to reveal further details. She posted another video when she left …

Kristoff St. John, Star Of ‘Young And The Restless,’ Dead At 52

A friend discovered the soap opera star’s body and police and paramedics arrived at the residence shortly thereafter, according to The actor’s attorney, Mark Geragos, St. John starred as Neil Winters on the popular soap opera for over 25 years, picking up two Daytime Emmys for his work, as well as 10 NAACP Image Awards over the years.  His son, Julian,  The former couple Three years after his son’s death, St. John was “No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it is a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian has taken a toll on both of us,” his ex-wife said in a statement at the time. “He …

Liberal Washington Post columnist cautions Dems: Embracing ‘Medicare for All’ may aid Trump

Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle warned that if Democrats embrace “Medicare for All,” it could hand four more years to President Trump. (SCOTT MORGAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, File) McArdle cites polling that shows “Medicare for All” is popular on its surface, but that it also takes a drastic hit among likely voters who oppose the program if it means higher taxes and an end to private insurers. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “There’s a certain freedom in having Trump as an opponent — he’s so loathed in many quarters of the electorate that you can propose almost anything and still be pretty certain of those votes. And yet, not entirely certain,” McArdle wrote. “If you force suburbanites to …

ICE Let Sexual Assault Reports Slide At Migrant Detention Centers Run By Contractors: Inspector General

are often going unreported, according to a report the inspector general for the In some cases, contractors ― including both private businesses and public operations, such as county jails ― failed to notify “Instead of holding facilities accountable through financial penalties, ICE issued waivers to facilities with deficient conditions,” the report said.  The fines amounted to $3.9 million — or 0.13 percent of the more than $3 billion ICE paid to contractors during that period, the report noted. The investigation examined 106 detention facilities run by contractors that hold about 25,000 detainees daily. ICE has about 45,670 immigrants in detention each day. In the last two years, the DHS inspector general also found that ICE hasn’t followed its own contract procurement guidelines for …

Pregnant Lyft driver brutally stabbed to death by passenger, unborn child dies: cops

They say Fabian Durazo, 20, was being held at a La Paz County jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of kidnapping and armed robbery, authorities said. It was unclear Monday if Durazo has a lawyer yet who could speak on his behalf. LYFT DRIVER ABANDONS PILOT IN PARKING LOT AFTER LEARNING HER WOULD ONLY MAKE $6 ON RIDE Howato was working early Sunday as a Lyft driver when she received a pickup request in west Tempe, said Sgt. Ron Elcock, a police spokesman. Durazo allegedly attacked Howato when they arrived at an apartment complex about a half-mile away and he fled in her SUV. Police officers responded to the apartment complex about 1:30 …

Kamala Harris officially launches 2020 presidential campaign

(CNN)Kamala Harris officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign Sunday in her birthplace of Oakland, promising to be a fighter “for the people” and stating that it is time to restore what she views as the loss of American values under President Donald Trump. “If I have the honor of being your president, I will tell you this: I am not perfect. Lord knows, I am not perfect,” she said. “But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. And I will speak the truth.” She did not dwell on her own potential for a history-making candidacy with her background as a black woman seeking the Democratic …