stayontheblack.com

World

Orange alligator spotted in SC turning heads

Several Facebook commenters joked that the alligator must be a fan of the Tigers football team at Clemson University, South Carolina, which has an orange logo and uniforms. But alligators don't paint themselves in pumpkin palettes to show sports allegiances or to look tanned for television cameras. "[It] might be iron oxide (rust) that has discolored it", he said.

World

Polish PM injured in auto crash in south Poland

In this Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo arrives at a press conference. Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) is in Oswiecim to investigate the circumstances of the accident and try to reconstruct what happened, PAP has been told by Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesperson for the minister-coordinator of special services.

World

6K In St. Paul For Planned Parenthood Rally

Hebron said she is anti-abortion because she almost lost her life to an incorrect diagnosis and a doctor's recommendation. Several standing beside a large green "Defund Planned Parenthood" banner at the building's entrance, attempted a group prayer for everyone present, their words lost in chants of "This is what democracy looks like".

World

Slideshow: Water flowing over emergency spillway at Lake Oroville

Officials say the local residents are not in any danger. . State officials, while warning late Friday that the emergency spillway might be used, reiterated their belief that the Feather wouldn't roar out of control as a result. State engineers expect that water flowing out of the dam will catch up with the torrent flowing in from recent storms by sometime Saturday if they can continue the higher flows.

World

Senators seek Hill veto power over Trump on Russian Federation

Trump went on to lambast the agreement as too favorable to Russian Federation, and to boast about his domestic popularity, the news agency reported today (Feb. "Apparently the Putin administration in Moscow demanded that I, your humble correspondent, apologize for saying ol" Vlad is "a killer",' O'Reilly said.

World

Iranian president rejects United States 'threats, arrogance'

Washington warned that it would no longer "turn a blind eye" to alleged provocations following an Iranian ballistic missile test last week, perceived by the USA as a challenge despite Tehran's insistence to the contrary. presidents were flattened on the road and trampled by some participants. One sign bore the faces of Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

World

Rescuers hopeful more stranded whales can be saved

Livermore adds that IFAW runs a rescue and research team in Cape Cod, and that in a study where team members tagged the whales they refloated, some beached again, but many didn't come back. According to Inwood , the area regularly saw beached whales and many residents were already trained in keeping the animals comfortable and helping to refloat them.

World

Turkey's Erdogan approves voting on powerful presidency

Erdogan approved the legislation six months after an attempted coup against him by a rogue military faction in July previous year. The president-elect will not be obliged to be a non-party nominee any more. Erdogan's supporters say the changes are necessary for effective government and to avoid fragile and unstable coalitions that were a feature of Turkey's political scene in the past.

World

Fresh Romania protests after justice minister quits over corruption decree

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has said after recent progress tackling corruption, Romania should not start "running in the other direction". The Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea, now on trial in an abuse of office case, is one of those who could have benefitted from the decree. The Romanian parliament did not support on Wednesday the vote of no confidence in the ruling Social Democrat government headed by Sorin Grindeanu.

World

Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall

The disaster board has warned that heavy rain is likely to continue to fall on the region and has warned people to be cautious of landslides, floods and hurricanes. Mr Sutopo said extreme rain, with 145 millimetres in one day, had occurred in the regency of Karangasem on Wednesday. Sutopo also said more heavy rain is possible in the coming days, which could mean additional landslides and flooding.

World

Oakley arrested at Garden; Knicks cite 'abusive' conduct

I want me and him in a room. The NYPD said Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault , all third degree. You know that from my career. Kristaps Porzingis?was shooting free throws in the first quarter against the visiting? ESPN's broadcast of the game showed the end of the incident, with the commentator mentioning that Oakley has been critical of the Knicks organization, headed by Dolan and team president Phil Jackson.

World

Gov. Walker announces budget plan for 2017

It would also authorize a permanent annual transfer of excess revenue from the state's petroleum inspection fee, which is expected to direct about $431 million into the transportation fund and help reduce the state's debt service over an eight-year period, according to the governor's office.

World

Solar jobs strong despite down '16

Nationwide, more than 51,000 solar jobs were added previous year for a total of more than 260,000 people employed in the industry. Texas ranked third in solar employment with 9,396 solar jobs in 2016, up from 7,030 in 2015. Interestingly, the Solar Foundation counts "predictability" as a reason utilities might want to move forward with solar. The number of solar jobs will increase by 10 percent in 2017, Luecke said.

World

Moscow 'Unconditionally' Condemns Deadly Attack on Red Cross in Afghanistan

Ahmad Ramin Ayaz, the group's Kabul-based spokesman, said the attack took place in northern Jowzjan province, without providing further details. The provincial police chief, Rahmatullah Turkistani, tells The Associated Press that the attack "was likely carried out by Islamic State militants, who have a presence in the area".

World

Alexander Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Trump won only 46 percent of the popular vote in November, and a recent poll found that 55 percent of respondents oppose a Muslim ban . The Supreme Court is now split ideologically four to four. In interviews this week, two others said they are apprehensive about Gorsuch but haven't made a decision. My disappointment is not just because he is "one of ours", but more because few of the current justices, and Judge Gorsuch too, have the "blue collar" background Judge Hardiman would have ...

World

Canada's population now at 35 million, growth in Waterloo Region and Guelph

Collingwood is close behind. Canada's population, meanwhile, has surpassed 35 million, with the bulk of that five-per-cent growth attributed to immigrants. Census data can also be broken down by municipality, which tells a slightly different story. That's one of the local revelations from 2016 census data made public Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

World

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Like to Make Some Changes

Polls following the election showed that a slight majority of voters favored electing president based on the popular vote and not the Electoral College, but Americans were largely split along partisan lines: almost eight in 10 Democrats favored abolishing the Electoral College, while about two-thirds of Republicans favored leaving the current system in place, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll in December.

World

EU Migration Chief to Urge US to Maintain Ties

Audio clip: Listen to audio clip . "We believe [the order] is lawful and constitutional", said Kelly, who also gave his support for Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S. People were banned from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Syria. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he wishes that the rollout of President Donald Trump's travel ban had been delayed until he had a chance to prepare lawmakers for what was coming.

World

Army Will Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Protesters hold signs during a rally against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on November 18, 2016. That's the final big chunk of work on the pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in IL. Additional court battles are likely after the Army's decision.

World

Winter Storm Watch for Thursday

At one point there was talk CT would see between 1-2 inches of rain Tuesday into Wednesday but now that is likely to be around just a half inch of rain or even less. Engle said just over a quarter of an inch fell by 3 p.m. Tuesday . Runoff from rain and snow melt could cause flooding of some small streams, fields and poor drainage areas.

World

Queen Elizabeth II becomes only British monarch to reach sapphire jubilee

She made history in 2015 when she became the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and again in 2016 when she became the world's longest-reigning living monarch. The Queen has throughout her reign, worked hard for all the countries over which she rules, and long may she continue to do so. While the monarch is not publicly celebrating her sapphire jubilee, events are being held to honor her.

World

Trump praises North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, presses for tougher immigration checks - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Trump's statement came in the wake of his adviser, Kellyanne Conway, suggesting an event had happened she branded the "Bowling Green Massacre". Trump provided no evidence to back up his comments. He seemed to be referring to his travel ban, that has been temporarily halted by a federal judge and his call for "extreme vetting". "We love our country", Trump said.

World

Senate Democrats Will Debate All Night to Stop Betsy DeVos's Confirmation

Duckworth stated her opposition to DeVos last week in a statement in which she singled out DeVos' "ignorance" of civil-rights protections, eagerness to redirect money away from public schools and lack of experience in education. "Fischer says she'll vote for Betsy DeVos ", Feb. 3). "It's hard to imagine a worse choice to lead the U.S. Department of Education" said Sen. CT senator Chris Murphy said last week he received over 11,000 phone calls from state residents to oppose her.

World

Ex-SK star Hammel reportedly signs with Royals

Hammel helps fill in the Royals' rotation after the sudden loss of Yordano Ventura, who was killed in a auto accident last month. Hammel was realistically the only option left on the market that could guarantee the Royals quality innings this season.

World

Governor Greitens to Sign Right-to-Work Bill in Springfield

Eric Greitens is set to sign a measure banning mandatory union fees, making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. "Signing right-to-work legislation is worthy of congratulations in its own right, but Gov. But proponents believe this is a good thing, arguing it makes states more attractive to businesses and spurs economic growth, while opponents disagree.