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Social media weighs in on Starbucks' Blonde Espresso debut

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To craft this new roast, Starbucks says its team of master blenders and roasters picked beans from two especially trendy coffee regions, Latin America and East Africa, known for their brighter, fruitier bean varieties. The new espresso offers beverages a lighter roast that provides a balanced and sweet flavor with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast, cold Almondmilk and Vanilla syrup, served over ice. Read More »

Bengals pick Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator

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Cincinnati decided last week that it would bring head coach Marvin Lewis back for a 16th season, despite his failure in the playoffs. "He is a bright and aggressive coach with a wealth of experience". The Lions were 27th in total defense this season. He also was a secondary coach in Arizona (2007-09) and Seattle (2003-2006), and he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida in 2010. Read More »

Trump weighs-in on Oprah's potential presidential run

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No, I like Oprah. President Donald Trump has finally responded to talks of Oprah Winfrey running against him in the 2020 presidential election. "I don't think she had any intention [of declaring]", actress Meryl Streep said after the show. Read More »

Stop Guessing About Chinese Naval Military Base In Pakistan: China

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As Trump Administration is determined to eliminate terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, which is key to bring stability in Afghanistan and in the region, the official hoped that China will play a helpful role in convincing Pakistan that it is in its own national interest to crackdown on these sanctuaries. Read More »

Egypt orders official investigation into New York Times article

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Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek has ordered an urgent investigation into a recent report by the New York Times alleging that it obtained recordings of phone calls where an alleged Egyptian intelligence officer is heard instructing talk show hosts to convince their audience to accept Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Read More »

NAACP Wants Fans To Wave White Towels At College Football Title Game

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The $1.5 trillion package that Trump signed into law last month provides generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and more modest reductions for middle- and low-income individuals and families. The president was at the ceremony to make the opening of the college football national championships on Monday. That's because he says most of the players for both Georgia and Alabama are black, and they could not have played had the South remained segregated. Read More »

Freezing rain, measurable snow Wednesday, Thursday

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Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 15 miles per hour. Wednesday night , a chance of showers. As for Tuesday evening, drier air is building and should be enough to break up the low cloud deck. Around 5 to 8 inches possible. Forecasters said Thursday night also should be blustery with a low around zero. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Read More »

Powerful California Storm Floods Roads, Loosens Hillsides Across The State

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KEYT-TV showed a body being loaded into a military-style truck on a mud-covered street. "They'll destroy roads, they'll take out homes". North County public works crews also will be shifted south, he said. Similar amounts were reported across that county. Southern California has only begun to recover from half a dozen major infernos, including the Thomas Fire, which became the state's largest wildfire in history while turning paradise into a "war zone" and raging through the holidays. Read More »

Trump will attend elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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Last year, President Xi Jinping of China attended the forum, which began just days before Mr. Trump's inauguration, becoming the first Chinese leader to mingle with the corporate and media crowd in the mountain village. Yet a White House statement indicated Trump would not hesitate to bring his nationalist message to the assemblage of globalists. Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Joe Biden both attended the forum during their tenures. Read More »

Keller @ Large: Looming Federal War On Legal Marijuana

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To join the fight, take a few minutes to contact your representative and encourage their support for HR 1227: The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, a Lawton Republican competing with Leonard for the GOP attorney general nomination, did not directly criticize Sessions but said she believes "the people of MI should decide what is best for MI". Read More »

Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

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Mr. Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the firm's co-founders, had called for the transcript's release last week in an op-ed in The New York Times in which they accused Republicans of concealing their testimony in an effort to smear the dossier and distract from questions about the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Jignesh Mevani Rally: Police denies permission, organisers say 'rally wahin karenge'

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Assam RTI and farmers' rights activist Akhil Gogoi is also expected to address the rally, called to highlight issues like educational rights, unemployment as well as gender and social justice. Speaking at a press conference in Delhi on Friday, he had said that he meant to knock at the PM's door with two books, the Manusmriti and the Constitution, "and ask him what he chooses". Read More »

Teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs

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The teacher as called upon a second time for comment and, after posing another question, the unidentified Abbeville city marshal on duty grabbed Hargrave and removed her from the meeting. It is unclear if the security officer was ordered to arrest Hargrave and remove her from the meeting. He walked her out of the building in handcuffs as teachers and parents followed after her. Read More »

Govt plans to extend pub hours for royal wedding

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The soon-to-be Wednesday couple visited the studios of Reprezent FM in Brixton, London and were greeted with huge cheers and well-wishes from the crowd. Speaking to the publication a source said: "They would have loved Frogmore for the party, particularly Meghan who has called it "dreamy", but they have been told St George's Hall is far more practical". Read More »

White Kansas lawmaker says blacks 'responded worst' to drugs

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One NAACP leader called Alford "an idiot" over the remarks. At the meeting, Alford argued against legalizing any use of marijuana. "What was the reason they did that?" he asked a crowd of about 60 people, none of whom were black. Governor Sam Brownback said, "I completely disagree with the comments made by Representative Steve Alford". And, she added of his remarks, "It's freakish". Read More »

Kapil Mohan, the creator of 'Old Monk' rum, dies at 88

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Old Monk used to be the undisputed single brand leader in the branded spirits market in the country till 2002. Another entrepreneur, H G Meakin, opened his own set of breweries from 1887 and the two entities merged after World War I. The founder of Old Monk rum , Kapil Mohan , passed away due to heart attack. I was in Germany and the euro was yet to come. Besides Old Monk, the other famous brands from his stable was Solan No.1, and Golden Eagle, before age and competition caught up, the ... Read More »

Syrian army claims it shot down Israeli jet, missiles

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Syria's military has accused Israel of launching missiles at its outposts near Damascus in a wave of three pre-dawn attacks, and claimed the Syrian air force hit one of the Israeli jets and shot down several missiles. The letter claims that the "repeated and recurring" attacks on Syria prove the "Israeli Occupation Army's" hostile and risky route with its constant attempts to undermine the region's stability and entangle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Read More »

Democrat Leaders Remain Opposed to Any Deal on Border Wall, DACA

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Their bill provides a way to enact DACA through legislation instead of as an Obama Administration order that Trump declined to renew in September , giving DACA its current March end date. The key for some negotiators attending the meeting is to convince Trump to keep any deal on DACA narrow. Krikorian said DACA enrollees are unique because it was not their decision to enter the US illegally. Read More »

Kremlin says Russian troops able to fend off attacks in Syria

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Tsarizm reported Sunday that Islamists attacked the facilities again over the weekend using drones. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a partial withdrawal of Russian troops in Syria . Three of them were landed on the controlled area outside the base, and another three UAVs exploded as they touched the ground. Engineering decisions applied by terrorists while attacks on the Russian objects in Syria could be received from one of countries with ... Read More »

Sheriff Joe is Running For Office Again

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In November, the SheriffJoeLegalDefenseFund.com sent an email to Arpaio's supporters asking whether the former sheriff should throw his hat into the Senate ring. Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. Trump pardoned Arpaio's conviction a year ago for disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case. Read More »

Palestine repudiates Pak media: Didn't reinstate Saeed-fame Ambassador

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In December, India had issued a strongly worded demarche after photos of Ali sharing the stage with Saeed were circulated on social media. Ministry of External Affairs said Palestine has regretted the meet. Further stating that Islamabad's strong support to the Palestinian cause is well-known, the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) in a statement mentioned that several rallies had been held in the country since the United States declared to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Read More »

Europe's Altice to spin off U.S. operation, simplify business

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The group also announced a reorganisation of the current parent group, which is to be renamed Altice Europe and will be made up of three units: Altice France, Altice International and Altice Pay TV. The move will separate Altice USA from Altice Europe to "enable each business to focus more on the distinct opportunities for value creation in their respective markets and ensure greater transparency for investors", the company said. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann makes Manchester United demand

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Meanwhile, Spanish radio station Cadena SER claims that Barcelona are in advanced talks with Griezmann over a summer transfer. The France worldwide has a €100 million [£88.2m] release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid after signing a new deal with the Spanish club in June. Read More »