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Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

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Third Republican comes out against Shelton for Fed seat, complicating nomination

Finance
Efforts to get Judy Shelton confirmed to the Federal Reserve just got a little tougher as one prominent Republican announced his opposition Monday.Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a statement that he will oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Shelton as a Fed governor, CNBC's Ylan Mui reported.That brings to three the total of GOP senators against the pick, putting the chamber in a likely 50-50 deadlock. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine are the others.Under a stalemate scenario, Vice President Mike Pence could step in and cast the tiebreaking vote. The White House said Monday that Shelton still has the full backing of the administration and her confirmation is expected, according to Reuters.Shelton's nomination has been controversial from the beginning.Dem...
Pilot error, ejection seat malfunction implicated in June F-16 crash

Pilot error, ejection seat malfunction implicated in June F-16 crash

Business
Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Pilot error and a series of ejection seat malfunctions led to the death of an F-16CM pilot at Shaw Air Force Base In June, according to an accident report released this week by Air Combat Command. According to the report, 1st Lt. David Schmitz's ejection seat malfunctioned and his parachute never deployed, causing his death after his aircraft struck a localizer antenna array while landing the plane. Advertisement Schmitz, 32, died instantly on impacting the ground, the report said. He was conducting a nighttime mission qualification training flight that would include his first ever attempts at air-to-air refueling -- but the air-to-air refueling attempt failed, cutting the mission short. As Schmitz returned to Shaw AFB, the collision with the antenna array damaged the le...
Fury as touts selling Peter Kay tour tickets for £1,000 a seat

Fury as touts selling Peter Kay tour tickets for £1,000 a seat

Entertainment
The comedian’s upcoming tour – his first since 2010 – sold out within minutes of going on sale at 10am today.Many lucky enough to nab tickets immediately tried to cash in by selling them on sites such as StubHub! and Ticketmaster.Some greedy fans who got pre-sale seats even tried to flog them before they went on general sale.Stall seats costing £55 each were being offered for £417 each on Saturday night.TWITTER/GETTY/WIREIT’S TOUT OF ORDER: Demand to see Peter Kay live on tour has seen resale prices soarTWITTERTOUR: Peter Kay will start in April 2018 before wrapping up in March 2019 “Presale for Peter Kay is sold out and they are already on StubHub! at twice the price” Angry fan tweetAfter they went on general sale the prices rose to a staggering £1,000 a seat.Others we