Year: 2018

Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies

Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ray Sawyer, of Dr Hook & the Medicine Show, died after a brief illness Ray Sawyer – the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s – has died aged 81. Sawyer died in Daytona, Florida, after “a brief illness”, according to US website…

Macron assaults extremists in Contemporary 300 and sixty five days speech

Macron assaults extremists in Contemporary 300 and sixty five days speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron said the government should be allowed to continue its work to carry out reforms French President Emmanuel Macron used his traditional New Year’s Eve speech to sound a warning to extreme elements among anti-government protesters. He promised to keep order “without complacency” and decried self-appointed “spokespeople for a…

Venice to fee vacationer entry fee

Venice to fee vacationer entry fee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For most of the year Venice’s canals are crowded with boats Venice has won approval to introduce an entry fee of up to €10 (£9; $11.50) for short-stay tourists. Italy’s budget for 2019 has a clause enabling Venice to impose the fee, which will especially target day-trippers arriving on…

Dow closes better on New Three hundred and sixty five days’s Eve, but suffers biggest annual decline since 2008

Dow closes better on New Three hundred and sixty five days’s Eve, but suffers biggest annual decline since 2008

Adam Shell USA TODAY Published 5:30 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Stocks closed out a bruising 2018 with gains on New Year’s Eve but the rally wasn’t enough to help the market avoid its biggest annual loss in 10 years. The Dow Jones industrial average, which rallied 265 points in the year’s final trading day, finished 2018 with a loss…

Is Warren the candidate Democrats were trying forward to? Some doubt it: Recently’s Talker

Is Warren the candidate Democrats were trying forward to? Some doubt it: Recently’s Talker

opinion USA TODAY Published 5:19 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced Monday that she would launch an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run.  Fixing the opportunity crisis  By Jim Kessler Whether you agree or disagree with her, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presumed entry into the presidential race will make the 2020 Democratic…

Home Democrats suggest understanding to total authorities shutdown, lengthen battle over border money

Home Democrats suggest understanding to total authorities shutdown, lengthen battle over border money

David Jackson and John Fritze USA TODAY Published 5:19 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 WASHINGTON – Arguing that President Donald Trump must “come to his senses,” House Democrats offered a plan Monday to end the government shutdown and give Congress more time to negotiate a deal with the White House over border funding. The plan includes full-year…

Handicapped man needed to pre-board flight by myself without cancer- higher half

Handicapped man needed to pre-board flight by myself without cancer- higher half

David Oliver USA TODAY Published 3:59 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 A husband and wife’s journey home from Virginia this holiday season experienced some turbulence before they were even able to get on the plane. Terry Podraza, a disabled man, had to pre-board a Southwest Airlines flight from Reagan National Airport to Omaha on Saturday  without his wife Kathy, who…