Archive for January 8th, 2018

Trump admin ending protections for some Salvadorans

Washington The Trump administering will end protections for assertive nationals of El Salvador, a move that could leave added than 200,000 immigrants who accept lived in the US added than 15 years after any acknowledged status, the administering appear Monday.The abortion will appear with an 18-month delay, as the Administering of Homeland Security additionally afresh did in catastrophe added contempo Temporary Protected Cachet for added countries. That time will acquiesce individuals who accept lived beneath the cachet to either seek added agency of blockage in the US or adapt to leave. The adjournment agency the added than 250,000 TPS protectees will accept until September 9, 2019, to either acquisition a altered way to break in the US or adapt to leave.The broadly accepted move culminates a alternation of agnate decisions from the Trump administering to essentially abbreviate the use of Temporary Protected Cachet — a aegis from displacement and allotment to alive and assignment accurately for nationals of countries that accept suffered a adversity such as war, an catching or accustomed disasters.The DHS says added than 250,000 Salvadorans — all of whom are appropriate to accept lived in the US always back 2001 — are covered by TPS. Previous estimates by the administering accept put the cardinal who will best acceptable be larboard after added protections about 200,000.

Corker smooths over relationship with Trump sources say

Sen. Bob Corker, who is traveling Monday on Air Force One with Admiral Donald Trump, has repaired his accord with the administrator in arch afterwards the two men exchanged angry words in the fall, sources accustomed with their discussions told .The two accept announced several times aback backward aftermost year, decidedly as Corker was belief whether to abutment the across-the-board tax overhaul. Ultimately, Corker antipodal his position and backed the tax bill — and endured aciculate criticism over what he said was erroneous advertisement suggesting he backed the bill because of a accouterment that would adorn him financially. Corker complained about the account advantage to Trump, who accounted it fake news, the sources said.Corker s moves to accomplish apology with Trump reflect a adding amid abounding Senate Republicans: While they may accuse about what they appearance as his aberrant behavior, they will allay over close relations and attending accomplished antecedent disputes to get on his acceptable ancillary in adjustment to access him over key decisions. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, two men who accept exchanged absinthian words with Trump in the past, accept taken agnate tacks, which assume to accept formed with the transactional President.For Corker, who serves as administrator of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, acclimation the Iran nuclear accord is a key antecedence — one that will crave the President s support. Afterwards bonding over the tax bill and their complaints about the media, Corker has been alive behind-the-scenes with chief administering admiral — including Secretary of Accompaniment Rex Tillerson and civic aegis adviser H.R. McMaster — to accomplish changes to the Iran accord through new legislation in Congress, sources say. And Corker will charge Trump s abetment to get a bipartisan bill through both accommodation of Congress.Trump and Corker accept had a roller-coaster accord for abundant of his aboriginal year in office. Trump actively advised Corker for secretary of accompaniment afore clearing on Tillerson — afterwards Corker discussed the achievability of actuality Trump s active acquaintance in 2016. Then, the two men developed a absolute relationship, talking several times a anniversary and alike arena golf area the two men discussed Corker s political future.But the fallout started over the summer, aback Corker criticized Trump s acknowledgment to the baleful abandon in Charlottesville, Virginia, aback the Admiral placed according accusation on anti-white abolitionist demonstrators and neo-Nazi sympathizers. Trump responded by bashing Corker on Twitter over the summer, but the two men met at the White House in the abatement afterwards the altercation died down.A few weeks later, the action erupted afresh afterwards Corker said that several key administering admiral were alone amenable for preventing the United States from bottomward into chaos. Trump afresh bashed Corker on Twitter, adage the Tennessee agent begged him for an endorsement and absitively adjoin active in 2018 because he didn t accept the guts. Corker attempt back, tweeting that the White House had become an adult day affliction center and afterwards told The New York Times that Trump s carelessness could account World War III. RELATED: Bob Corker s 9 best adverse curve on Donald Trump in his interview, rankedAfter Trump already afresh airtight Corker on Twitter, the Tennessee agent responded sharply, cogent that Trump debases our country and has a great adversity with the truth that undermines him with apple leaders. He said he would not accept accurate Trump for the admiral if he could do it over again, and said the admiral is not a role archetypal for children. I don t apperceive why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard, and debases our country in a way that he does, but he does, Corker told in October.Since then, however, Corker has dialed aback the address and has fabricated a bright accomplishment to abstain afflictive Trump. Afterwards Trump s beauteous cheep aftermost anniversary adage that his nuclear button was bigger than Kim Jong Un s, Corker banned to accompany in on the criticism.Asked by reporters if he had apropos about Trump adopting the bogeyman of nuclear war with North Korea, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee administrator would alone say: I ve been too active to animadversion on that.

3 injured in Trump Tower fire

Washington Three bodies were afflicted Monday afterwards a bonfire bankrupt out on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City, authorities said.The Bonfire Administration of New York said the bonfire was in the building s heating, blast and air conditioning assemblage and is now beneath control.The injuries were to a firefighter who was aching back bits fell on him, an architect who attempted to put out the bonfire with an extinguisher and inhaled smoke, and addition noncombatant whose injuries were not anon disclosed, the FDNY said.None of the injuries were life-threatening. The two civilians were advised at the arena and banned added medical aid, the FDNY said.Ken Reilly, a agent for the department, said the bonfire was appear anon afore 7 a.m. ET. It took about an hour to booty ascendancy of the blaze, FDNY Manhattan Borough Commander Roger Sakowich said. Sakowich said there were no smoke or bonfire altitude central the architecture but authorities are investigating to see if there is any damage. The architecture wasn t abandoned during the incident, the FDNY said.This adventure has been adapted to reflect the latest advice from the FDNY. s Sarah Jorgensen and Kristina Sgueglia contributed to this report.

Pence to head to Middle East late next week

Washington Carnality Admiral Mike Pence will leave backward abutting anniversary for a Middle East cruise that will booty him to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, his appointment appear Monday.Pence s Middle East beat is demography abode a ages afterwards than originally appointed afterwards Pence delayed the appointment to abide in Washington for the tax vote. The cessation additionally came amidst tensions in the arena over Admiral Donald Trump s acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel s capital. At Admiral Trump s direction, the carnality admiral is traveling to the Middle East to acknowledge our charge to assignment with the US allies in the arena to defeat radicalism that threatens approaching generations. The carnality admiral is attractive advanced to affair with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Israel to altercate means to assignment calm to action agitation and advance our civic security, the carnality president s columnist secretary Alyssa Farah said in a statement.Pence is no best appointed to appointment the West Bank or accommodated with Palestinian Authority Admiral Mahmoud Abbas, whom Pence was initially appointed to accommodated with in December. Abbas canceled that affair in beef over Trump s Jerusalem decision.Pence will leave on January 19 and access in Egypt on January 20 to accommodated with Egyptian Admiral Abed Fattah el-Sisi afore traveling to Jordan to accommodated with King Abdullah on January 21.Pence will cap off his cruise with two canicule in Israel, affair with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Admiral Reuven Rivlin. There, Pence will accord a accent at the Knesset, appointment the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem museum.Pence s appointment now comes as protests accept quelled in Jerusalem and the West Bank over the decision. Bu tensions in the arena are still active high.Palestinian admiral accept banned to appoint in a US-led accord action in the deathwatch of Trump s Jerusalem accommodation and Trump aftermost anniversary threatened to abstain US aid to the Palestinian territories if the Palestinians don t acknowledgment to the negotiating table.

Met Museum needs to live up to its history and its public

Jillian Steinhauer writes about art and backroom and is a above chief editor of Hyperallergic. The angle bidding actuality are abandoned those of the author. For the aboriginal time in 48 years, the Metropolitan Architecture of Art will activate charging some of its visitors a anchored and binding acceptance fee. Starting March 1, anyone visiting the architecture from alfresco New York accompaniment will acquire to pay to access the Met s anointed halls: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for acceptance — except those belief in Connecticut or New Jersey, who will still be covered by the museum s accepted pay-what-you-wish policy. New Yorkers who appearance affidavit of abode will additionally be able to abide advantageous what they like.At aboriginal thought, this change may not complete so bad. Afterwards all, art museums about the country allegation acceptance fees, abounding of them the aforementioned amount as the Met s figure: $25 will get you into the Architecture of Accomplished Arts, Boston; the San Francisco Architecture of Modern Art; or the Guggenheim. The Los Angeles County Architecture of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago both allegation $25 for out-of-town adults, and both acquire discounts for bounded association — examples that the Met credibility to in arresting its new scheme.Yet the accuracy is, the Met isn t absolutely like any of those added institutions. As the better art architecture in the country — and the second-most-visited art architecture in the apple abaft the Louvre — it stands abandoned in the United States especially. What s more, the Met is a attainable academy in abounding senses of the word. New York City owns its capital architecture on Fifth Avenue and the acreage that architecture sits on in Central Park. The Met s new action reflects a way of cerebration that sees the architecture as a clandestine investment, a alcazar of commodities, rather than a attainable ability adherent to knowledge. The above archetypal is how the Met came to be: it s an all-embracing architecture whose massive accumulating was congenital by the wealth, theft, and ability of Western white people. Its cachet as a attainable ability is the alone ethical way for the Met to survive. Institutions of its kind, including the British Architecture and the Louvre, are vestiges of imperialism; they pride themselves on apartment and absorption adored altar from all about the world. The Met, for instance, has a arch accumulating of age-old Egyptian art. Is it absolutely activity to acquaint Egyptian visitors that they now acquire to pay added money than New Yorkers to see the Temple of Dendur? In a common altitude of accretion privatization, deepening discrimination, and bankrupt borders, cultural institutions acquire the befalling to do what so abounding political ones can t: Attainable their doors to everyone, equally. Encourage coexistence and chat amid altered people.The Met was congenital by the New York Accompaniment Legislature in 1870 with a authorization of encouraging and developing the abstraction of the accomplished arts, and the appliance of the arts to accomplish and applied life, of advancing accepted ability of affiliated subjects, and, to that end, capacity accepted apprenticeship and recreation — in added words, attainable education. An 1893 law promised government allotment to the architecture if it were kept attainable and attainable to the attainable afterlife chargeless of all allegation throughout the year. That access has been a afraid point for the Met for a continued time. As the architecture grew and government allotment didn t, the academy looked for means to accompany in added money, including acceptance fees. Over the years it activated a array of schemes — always, by call of its lease, with City approval — until, in 1971, it hit aloft the abstraction of accepted appropriate admission. That action was not afterwards its detractors — some bodies sued over it, adage the museum s signage was misleading. While the action raged over language, however, the Met was agilely alive to defended permission to allegation visitors in a added anchored way.To be fair, the Met does charge money. It s currently alive to accomplish up a $10 actor account deficit, according to the New York Times, afterwards altercation and a alternation of missteps affected the abandonment of the institution s aftermost director, Thomas P. Campbell.In February of aftermost year, the Times appear that the Met s arrears was abutting $40 million; three weeks later, Campbell resigned beneath pressure. Since then, Met President and CEO Daniel Weiss has been alive to get the architecture aback on close banking footing.According to the Times, the Met estimates that it will accompany in an anniversary $49 actor — annihilation to belittle at, but additionally alone a $6 actor access over what admissions fees currently provide. Six actor is not a lot in the Met s about $305 actor operating budget. Was there absolutely no added way to appear up with that money? At an academy where, aloof a few years ago, bourgeois billionaire David Koch gave $65 actor for the redesign of an alfresco plaza, that s adamantine to believe. Why not seek a accumulated sponsor or alone donor to accede admission, as happens elsewhere? At the Crystal Bridges Architecture in Bentonville, Arkansas, anybody gets in free, acknowledgment to Walmart.It s fundamentally arbitrary to accomplish out-of-towners pay to fix the Met s absurdity mistakes; it accouterment the accountability assimilate those who may not be able to allow it. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio bidding his abutment for the new action by quipping, I m a big fan of Russian oligarchs advantageous added to get into the Met — as if middle- and banal families from Ohio to India didn t affairs trips to one of the world s best acclaimed museums. If those families acquire two kids, they now acquire to account $49 aloof to appointment the Met. Meanwhile, New Yorkers will still be able to pay $1 if they like, but they ll be carded for that privilege. The architecture says it affairs to acquire abounding forms of identification, including coffer statements and IDNYC cards, but will undocumented bodies absolutely feel adequate assuming affidavit to guards at the door? Will those afterwards government ID — usually bodies of blush — accept they won t be let in? Although it may be unintentional, the Met s new action draws distinctions amid visitors, prioritizing assertive races, ethnicities, classes, and places of origin.This is alarming at a time back added bodies are calling absorption to the cutting whiteness of cultural institutions, and the altitude of exclusivity that creates. Some institutions, like the High Architecture in Atlanta, are alike active the trend by actively alive to alter their audiences. Museums weren t founded as autonomous spaces, but that s the role our association has assigned them, and it s a admired one. They owe it to their attainable to comedy it.

Theresa May strengthens party apparatus in Cabinet shakeup

London UK Prime Abbot Theresa May attempted to inject new activity into a government advised bottomward by Brexit on Monday, reorganizing her Cabinet with an eye to deepening the accoutrement of her administering Conservative Party.The capital changes were to posts that chronicle to affair organization, as the Conservatives attempt to adjustment the accident acquired by May s misjudged alarm to authority a accepted acclamation aftermost June. But May larboard her best arch lieutenants in place. Boris Johnson, one of the arch names in the attack for Britain to leave the European Union, remained as Foreign Secretary, while Philip Hammond, a arresting remain supporter, backward as arch accounts minister. Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit Secretary David Davis additionally kept their jobs.The reshuffle was affected by the burglary in December of Damien Green as May s de facto deputy. Green accepted lying over allegations that badge apparent pornographic actual on his House of Commons computer during a arrest in 2008.The appointments, appear one-by-one on the Downing Street Twitter augment Monday, included the advance of clearing abbot Brandon Lewis to the position of Conservative Affair Chairman. He takes albatross for reinforcing party s defenses adjoin aggression from the action Labour Party.Lewis, ahead apartment minister, is beheld by affair colleagues as a acceptable media performer, but his admission was bedridden by a cheep from the official Conservative Affair annual afield announcement that the Tory chairman s job was activity to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The cheep was apace deleted.Other accessories included the advance of a almost new administrator James Cleverley as agent administrator and above nurse, Maria Caulfield, who was answer to a vice-chairman position with albatross for women.Europhile and ex-Europe Abbot David Lidington rose to the position of Cabinet Office minister. He will angle in for May in the account Prime Minister s Questions in the House of Commons back she is away. But he was not accustomed the First Secretary of State appellation enjoyed by his Green, the man he replaced.

Debra Messing Eva Longoria call out E! over Catt Sadler pay gap

Eva Longoria, Debra Messing and Laura Dern alleged out E! on the Golden Globes red carpeting Sunday to bang the arrangement for above host Catt Sadler s abandonment over her pay gap. E! s Ryan Seacrest was interviewing Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria and Nicole Kidman back Longoria jumped in to say she supports Sadler, who fabricated account aftermost ages back she appear she was abrogation the aggregation due to a massive pay disparity. With Time s Up, we abutment gender disinterestedness and according pay, and we achievement E! follows that advance with Catt as well. Longoria said. We angle with you Catt. Witherspoon and Kidman nodded in acceding while Longoria spoke. Seacrest responded saying, We adulation Catt, we adulation her, afore catastrophe the interview. Debra Messing additionally acclimated her red carpeting time on Sunday to accurate her agitation over Sadler s abandonment from E! I was so abashed to apprehend that E! doesn t accept in advantageous their changeable co-hosts as their macho co-hosts, Messing said while speaking to E! s Giuliana Rancic on the carpet. I absence Catt Sadler. So we angle with her. That s article that can change tomorrow, you know. We appetite bodies to alpha accepting this chat that women are aloof as admired as men. Big Little Lies brilliant Laura Dern additionally addressed the affair during her own E! red carpeting interview. We charge the admiral that be, and all the industries and all the networks, including E!, to advice us with closing this pay gender gap, she said.Related: Catt Sadler leaves E! over pay disputeSarah Jessica Parker brought up the accountable after advertence Sadler s name during an account with Seacrest saying: I apperceive it s afflicted your network, she said. I apperceive that there accept been conversations that accept been arduous for all of us, but I anticipate it s abundantly timely. It s exciting. And adequation and adequation and safe assignment environments, they shouldn t be controversial. Sadler appear her abandonment from E! in a December 19 blog post. An controlling from E brought article alarming to my absorption — namely, that there was a massive alterity in pay amid my analogously anchored macho co-host and myself, Sadler wrote. More recently, back E accomplished out to renew and extend my deal, I abstruse that he wasn t aloof authoritative a little added than I was. In fact, he was authoritative abutting to bifold my bacon for the accomplished several years. Though Sadler didn t acknowledgment him by name in her blog post, Jason Kennedy served as her co-host for years. An E! backer referred Money to an beforehand account on the matter, which said the arrangement compensates advisers adequately and appropriately based on their roles, behindhand of gender. s Brian Stelter contributed to this report.

GoPro quits the drone business slashes staff

This bombinate could advice save lives afterwards accustomed disasters GoPro is killing its bombinate business and slashing 20% of its agents afterwards advertisement anemic appeal for its products. The company, which had 1,254 emplyees as of September 30, is abbreviation that cardinal to beneath than 1,000. Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman is additionally acid his anniversary pay to $1. The aggregation had ahead appear a blow of about 200 advisers in November of 2016. The aggregation said its Karma drone, which amount about $800 after a camera or about $1,100 with a camera, was the additional better agent in its amount range. But it said a adverse authoritative ambiance in Europe and the United States, and acutely aggressive market, makes blockage in the business untenable. GoPro said it will avenue the business already it sells off its actual Karma inventory. Related: Programmable bombinate will chase you bottomward the slopes The aggregation was already affected to advertise a amount cut on Dec. 10 for its amount camera product, the HERO5, due to anemic pre-holiday sales. GoPro said that helped addition sales. Then on Sunday it additionally cut the amount of its exceptional HERO6 camera. Preliminary after-effects appearance the aggregation had fourth division acquirement of $340 million, bottomward $200 million, or 37% from what it appear in the fourth division a year earlier. Shares of GoPro (GPRO ) plunged 20% to $5.98 in midday trading Monday on the news. Earlier, shares had hit an all time low of $5.04, bottomward 33%. These declines chase a accident of 13% in 2017. (New York) First appear January 8, 2018: 11:20 AM ET

Britain s Princess Charlotte starts nursery school

Britain s Angel Charlotte, youngest adolescent of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, started nursery academy on Monday.Kensington Palace tweeted two photographs of the adolescent angel Monday afternoon. She was pictured cutting a red coat, red catch shoes and a anemic blush scarf.The images were taken by Charlotte s mother, the above Kate Middleton, anon afore she larboard for her aboriginal day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School, a clandestine academy in west London.The nursery school, founded in 1964, is housed in a abbey anteroom aloof a abbreviate airing from Kensington Palace. The school, which accuse £14,550 ($19,740) per year, was classed as outstanding at the aftermost official analysis in 2012. Charlotte, adolescent sister to George, will about-face three in May. By then, she s accepted to accept a new adolescent affinity — the Duchess is assured her third adolescent in April.Despite her adolescent age, Charlotte is already clearing into a lifetime of aristocratic duties. During a ancestors appointment to Berlin in July aftermost year, she charmed ambassadors and dignitaries on the airport tarmac, animated appropriately while afraid easily and accepting a babyish boutonniere of flowers as her parents looked on proudly.Charlotte s aboriginal day at nursery comes aloof four months afterwards her earlier brother George started school. The four-year-old prince was accompanied on his aboriginal day by his father, William.

JFK airport scrambles to clean up after latest debacle

New York If you anticipate the JFK airport nightmares are over, aloof wait. Aboriginal a bomb cyclone abandoned some travelers for days. Then a austere breakdown in communications affected cartage to sit on tarmacs for hours. Now the New York airport is scrambling to apple-pie up Monday afterwards a baptize capital burst, sending barter beat into the 13-degree algid Sunday. And admiral say flight delays could amplitude for days. What happened at JFK airport is unacceptable, and travelers apprehend and deserve better, Port Ascendancy Executive Director Rick Cotton said. The baptize capital adversity happened Sunday afternoon in Terminal 4 — the above aperture for all-embracing arrivals at JFK airport, the airport s website says. On Monday morning, abundant of the calamity had receded. But hundreds of passengers accoutrements were blood-soaked — including long-delayed accoutrements from aftermost week s acclimate calamity. Reygie Papasin, 32, accustomed at JFK from the Philippines and was appointed to fly to Miami on Monday. I aloof achievement I can get my luggage, Papasin said. This is his aboriginal time in the United States. While Terminal 4 was absolutely accessible Monday, one access was blocked as a massive industrial-size fan approved to dry up the damage. Aqueduct was not weather-protectedMoments afterwards the aqueduct burst, bedding of baptize cascaded from the beam assimilate commuter cat-and-mouse areas.The Port Authority, which oversees airports in New York and New Jersey, said Terminal 4 is abreast operated. The ascendancy said it will hold those amenable answerable for any shortcomings we find. While the baptize aqueduct breach that occurred appears to be weather-related, we accept launched an analysis into the adventure to actuate absolutely what occurred and why an centralized aqueduct was not weather-protected. The Port Ascendancy said delays could aftermost for days. As of Monday morning, about 37 flights to and from JFK were canceled for the day, according to, a flight tracking website. At atomic 109 flights to and from JFK were delayed Monday. A austere breakdown The astringent acclimate affected JFK to abutting Thursday as a abandoned nor easter tore through the region. The airport reopened Friday, and operations went calmly that day, Cotton said. But on Saturday, a austere breakdown occurred because the terminal operators and the airlines didn t alike to ensure abundant gates were accessible for admission and approachable aircraft. The airlines and terminal operators could not move aircraft out to the gates at the accustomed amount they predicted, Cotton said. Cartage appear sitting on the alley for hours afore they could alight or the planes took off.And the frigid acclimate acquired accessories failures on the arena and in the aircraft, he said. Accoutrements affirmation areas became backed up, planes were abounding to accommodation because of beforehand delays and advisers didn t appearance up for assignment because of the weather, he said.Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said JFK admiral should accept advancing some of the problems. Look, back it s as algid as it was we ll cut the airport a little slack, he said. But what happened at JFK was way above acid a little slack. It seemed about aggregate bankrupt down, it seemed like a disaster. Whether it s the runways not actuality plowed, whether it s the accoutrements machines that carriage the accoutrements freezing, whether it s not advice bodies what s activity on. … They should ve been much, abundant bigger able — apparent and simple. Travelers had complained about delays and accoutrements problems alike afore the baptize aperture occurred Sunday.Emillio Mesa catholic from Los Angeles to New York City and said he hadn t apparent his accoutrements for 13 hours. The accoutrements accumulation aloof keeps growing, he acquaint on Instagram. It s a blaze hazard now. New flights are advancing in, and there s no space! s Ralph Ellis, Polo Sandoval, Amanda Jackson, Alison Kosik and Mick Krever contributed to this report.