Chris Jackson via Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan depart Canada House on Jan. 7, 2020 in London, England. Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles or receive public funds for royal duties, the couple have announced as talks about their future in the royal family concluded. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”Buckingham Palace said under the new arrangement agreed with Harry and Meghan they are “required to step back from royal duties” and will no longer receive public funds for them. A statement from Her Majesty The Queen.https://t.co/ZAPC5ARUup — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 18, 2020Although they will not use their HRH titles, they will still retain them. PA Wire/PA Images Prince Harry and Meghan at Canada House on Jan. 7, 2020 in London, England.
January 18, 2020 19:07 UTC
London (CNN) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after announcing they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the Sovereign Grant funds they recently spent to renovate their official residence , Frogmore Cottage -- £2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers' money -- the palace said in a statement. As part of the agreement, the couple will be required to step back from their royal duties, including military appointments, and no longer represent the Queen, the statement from Buckingham Palace said. Harry and Meghan will no longer receive funds for royal duties, it said. "Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family," Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement.
January 18, 2020 18:48 UTC
(CNN) Donning their iconic pink knit pussyhats, women and their allies are gathering Saturday across the United States for the fourth annual Women's March. In Washington, where the main event is being held, participants -- many toting tough-worded signs -- gathered in Freedom Plaza and planned to march around the White House in a symbolic blitz of President Donald Trump, whose election and inauguration prompted the first Women's March in January 2017. "We are so angry and channeling that rage into empowering our communities, into coming out and engaging our communities in a powerful way so that this administration can come to an end," Isa Noyola, a Women's March board member, told CNN. "Our communities," she said, "our powerful women deserve so much more." In New York, marchers gathered in Columbus Circle and listened to speeches and performers who echoed the Women's March organization's broad swath of principles , like protecting reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigrant rights and environmental justice, among others.
January 18, 2020 17:37 UTC
“I’m being asked to leave my seat on train 80 which I just boarded in D.C. There are no assigned seats on this train,” Ifill shared on Twitter Friday, directing her query at Amtrak’s account. But in a statement on Saturday, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams told The Washington Post that was not the issue. — Amtrak (@Amtrak) January 18, 2020The company announced last fall that it would expand its assigned seating option to passengers riding in business class on Northeast Regional trains, which include stops at Washington’s Union Station and in Baltimore. Customers booking passage on the affected route are automatically assigned a seat when they reserve their ticket, according to a description on Amtrak’s site.
January 18, 2020 17:07 UTC
Trump, his tone subdued and conversational, explained his motivation for attacking Soleimani and recounted listening to an anonymous military official countdown to the Jan. 3 strike. Trump went on to describe those final minutes before the strike, watching and listening from the Situation Room. To those who criticized his spending and the growing national debt, Trump said, “Who the hell cares about the budget? ADIn the 40-second clip about the military budget, Trump said, “It’s been an incredible period of time and that’s despite the witch hunt. Then Trump segues to, “I’m not a big person who believes in sharks too much…,” before the audio file ends.
January 18, 2020 16:52 UTC
The Gwadar deep port and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are also the causes of movement in Balochistan. So the separatist organisations like Balochistan Republican Party, Balochistan Liberation front etc. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)CPEC was proposed by China to connect Gwadar port to Chinese province of Xinxiang. The economy gained from Balochistan province is spent on mainly Punjab and also rest part of the country. Bansal Alok, “Balochistan in turmoil Pakistan at crossroads” IDSA, Manas publication, New Delhi, 2nd impression 2013 Chari Sheshadri, “Azad Balochistan “, Published by FINS, Mumbai, 2016 Balochistan Assessment – 2017.
January 18, 2020 16:30 UTC
(CNN) For only the third time in American history, the US Senate has opened a trial for an impeached president. Vice President Mike Pence published a powerful, but deceptive article in Friday's Wall Street Journal that offers the White House position. Pence called for "courage" from Senate Democrats who, he contended, must be willing "to stand up and reject a partisan impeachment." In this op-ed, Pence has distorted basic American history and civics into Soviet-style propaganda, where the facts are intentionally turned upside down. Numerous historians have written about President Andrew Johnson's impeachment, and Senator Ross' role in his trial -- including Manisha Sinha Brenda Wineapple , David Greenberg and David Stewart.
January 18, 2020 16:30 UTC
ADOn Thursday, the FBI arrested three alleged members of a white supremacist group on gun charges, in part out of concern that they planned to attend the Richmond rally and incite violence. Antifa Seven Hills, a Richmond anti-fascist group, said in a recent email interview that it also opposes gun control. “Like it or not, the governor’s trampling on the rights of millions of gun owners … People are upset, and they should be. Monday’s rally is another case of the Constitution under siege, he said — this time over gun rights. Lee, the convoy leader from Oklahoma, has promoted the Richmond rally in a series of Facebook live videos.
January 18, 2020 16:21 UTC
A lawyer for Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, then threatened legal action if Lieu doesn't apologize. On Friday, Lieu tweeted the first page of a December 31 letter from Nunes' attorney, Steven Biss, threatening to sue to protect his client's reputation. Lieu included his curt response: "I welcome any lawsuit from your client and look forward to taking discovery of Congressman Nunes," Lieu wrote in a reply letter dated January 16. Attached is the first page of a five page letter in which the lawyer for @DevinNunes threatens that Rep Nunes will sue me. pic.twitter.com/bWAqdRhq97CNN has reached out to Biss and Nunes' office for comment.
January 18, 2020 16:10 UTC
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 28: Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs ... [+] (L) shakes hands with David Ross, new manager of the Chicago Cubs (R) talks to the to the media during a press conference at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Whether by choice or by necessity, the Cubs front office is staying relatively quiet this winter, at least as it affects their major league roster. Otherwise, the Cubs are hoping a significant restructuring of their player development infrastructure will make the difference in 2020 and beyond. As Chairman Tom Ricketts told The Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, the luxury tax has been a factor in the team’s activity. Regardless, the Cubs are operating the way that they are because of the luxury tax threshold, and that has contributed to thus far keeping them from signing any players to a major league contract this winter.
January 18, 2020 16:07 UTC
A foldable gaming phone is the future. But if it was, what would a OnePlus foldable phone look like? A high-performance, gaming-focused, low-cost foldable phone would dramatically shake up the foldable market. It would also solve two big issues foldable phones have to overcome: a reason to exist and their high cost. If OnePlus does decide to enter the foldable phone market: a reasonably priced gaming phone might be a winner.
January 18, 2020 15:56 UTC
Xbox Series X Credit: MicrosoftIt’s about as far away from the killer app concept as you can imagine. Recently, Microsoft confirmed that its new Xbox, the Xbox Series X, will launch without true first-party exclusives. Every game produced by Microsoft Studios will work on Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC, flying in the face of traditional console wisdom that would state that you need the hot new games to sell the hot new system. The reason is simple: Microsoft doesn’t particularly care if you buy the Xbox Series X. That’s reductive, because of course the company that makes this product wants you to buy this product, if it’s choosing one or the other. The box is part of a larger strategy that seeks to cast the Xbox net as wide as possible.
January 18, 2020 15:56 UTC
A few days after his assassination, one of his killers, who had been arrested, said on camera that I was the next target. I would wonder what my bodyguard thought as he followed me through the same orange-hued streets at night. Having a single bodyguard had completely altered my relationship with Istanbul. Eventually I started taking a digital Leica with me to photograph these mysterious and distant neighborhoods. Whenever I would take photographs in neighborhoods of Istanbul that lay beyond the purview of tourists, someone would always interrupt me and ask what there was to photograph in their ordinary, impoverished streets.
Source:New York Times
January 18, 2020 15:56 UTC
Not Iowa, but a tiny Texas House race The first big contest of 2020 may not be Iowa, but a race for a tiny Texas House seatIn this January 11, 2020 photo former congressman, US Senate and Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks before a crowd of campaign volunteers for Eliz Markowitz in Katy, Texas. O'Rourke and other national Democrats have endorsed Markowitz, her race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics in 2020. This is just for a single Texas House seat. That's a stretch, say Republicans, but it's also easy to see why an obscure race for Texas House District 28 is a tempting testing ground. If they win this race, they'll move within eight seats of retaking the Texas House.
January 18, 2020 15:56 UTC
LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groupsDex Rumsey, 15, is photographed with his mother Robyn and father Clay Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Roy, Utah. The bills’ goals have been endorsed by several national conservative groups, including Alliance Defending Freedom and Eagle Forum. “I cannot imagine what happens to transgender people if these criminal bans pass,” said the ACLU’s Strangio, a transgender man. Robyn Rumsey of Roy, Utah said her child was withdrawn and angry before coming out as transgender at age 12. In several cases, the bills would override trans-inclusive policies adopted by state high school athletic associations.
January 18, 2020 15:52 UTC