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Another round of snow, record cold temps possible Saturday Another round of snow, record cold temps possible Saturday
- December 29, 2017

On top of that, Monday morning's wind chill values are in the order of 10 to 15 below. I agree with the NWS assessment of more clarity by Friday, as that is the point at which the incoming disturbances will begin tracking over the western USA and our upper-level weather balloon observations will give a better picture of atmospheric reality. (more...)
Shelters available as frigid temperatures expected this week Shelters available as frigid temperatures expected this week
- December 28, 2017

As of Wednesday morning, the next time the Harrisburg area is expected to see temperatures above the freezing mark will be on January 6, when the high is expected to reach 36, according to AccuWeather. The risk of wintry precipitation will linger in those areas possibly through 9 a.m. Looking ahead to the weekend, Simpson said Bostonians celebrating New Year's Eve should expect to brace themselves for cold as well if traveling outdoors through the city. (more...)
Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners
- December 28, 2017

The prisoner exchange, which involved officials on both sides working around the clock for days to agree a list of names and legal framework for the swap, offers some optimism for hopes of progress on a workable peace deal. Following the ceasefire recommitment, Ertugrul Apakan, chief monitor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE ) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, said in a statement, "There is an opportunity to end the violence and human suffering, allowing ... (more...)
Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
- December 28, 2017

On the women's side, former first lady Michelle Obama just barely trailed behind Hillary Clinton in clinching the second spot with 7 percent. A Gallup poll released earlier this month showed the share of USA adults holding a favorable opinion of Clinton had dropped to 36 percent, a new low. (more...)
Israel reacts to declaration that Jerusalem does not belong to Jews, Arabs Israel reacts to declaration that Jerusalem does not belong to Jews, Arabs
- December 28, 2017

President Donald Trump in ordering the change. But she told Haaretz that Israel is focusing on persuading them to recognize Yerushalayim as Israel's capital, as President Trump did, and not necessarily moving their embassies. Katz's office said in a statement that the minister advanced the plan in a recent meeting with Israel Railways executives, and has fast-tracked it in the planning committees. (more...)
Mahadayi protesters insist on meeting BS Yeddyurappa Mahadayi protesters insist on meeting BS Yeddyurappa
- December 27, 2017

Farmers from areas that receive water from the Mahadayi river have been protesting outside the BJP office in Bengaluru for the last few days. Ever since Parrikar's meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah , along with former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior party colleague B.S. (more...)
Top Jaish commander killed, One jawan injured in Kashmir Top Jaish commander killed, One jawan injured in Kashmir
- December 27, 2017

A crack team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, acting on a specific input, had cordoned off a cluster of houses at Samboora which resulted in a fierce gunbattle leading to the elimination of the top JeM commander. After being lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail for some time, he was shifted to Srinagar . This information was developed further and it was in this course that we came to know of the presence of a most wanted JeM militant, who was the mastermind of nearly all attacks carried out by JeM, ... (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: Preview and predictions Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: Preview and predictions
- December 27, 2017

All of the talk ahead of the clash was surrounding Kane and being on the cusp of history with the striker just goal behind Alan Shearer for the most Premier League goals in a calender year, it started well for Spurs as Eriksen was inches away from giving his side the lead only denied by the offside flag but the inevitable goal from Kane arrived 22 minutes in. (more...)
Mumbai commuters get AC local trains Mumbai commuters get AC local trains
- December 26, 2017

The service of the Western Railway was flagged off by Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde and other dignitaries on Monday. "Out of 12 services of the AC local train , eight will run as fast local trains between Churchgate and Virar, stopping only at major stations like Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions", the WR statement said. (more...)
Trump Praises Latest UN Sanctions On North Korea Trump Praises Latest UN Sanctions On North Korea
- December 26, 2017

Tensions have escalated this year between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's continued development of nuclear and ballistic weapons, with exchanges of bellicose rhetoric that have sparked fears about the risk of war. In the document, announced on Monday, Trump said Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's weapons programmes. The resolution caters to China's concern that if all crude oil were cut off it could prompt Kim to lash out at the US, sparking a ... (more...)
Thomas fire within 500 acres of becoming California's largest wildfire on record Thomas fire within 500 acres of becoming California's largest wildfire on record
- December 26, 2017

At 273,246 acres, the Cedar fire killed 15 people and burned almost 3,000 structures before officials were able to get a handle on it. Dry conditions throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have compounded problems for firefighters. (more...)
Lalu convicted in fodder scam, but RJD blames 'regime' Lalu convicted in fodder scam, but RJD blames 'regime'
- December 26, 2017

The CBI court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on January 3. Corruption allegations related to a fodder scam, which continued for several years from even prior to Lalu's term as chief minister in 1990, were levelled against him in 1998 when he stepped down as chief minister and installed his wife as his successor. (more...)
Assange's handle re-emerges after 'Twitter oddities' & weird US Navy post Assange's handle re-emerges after 'Twitter oddities' & weird US Navy post
- December 26, 2017

Ecuador urged Britain today to "grant safe passage" out of the country to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after Sweden dropped a warrant that drove him to take refuge in Ecuador's London embassy. However, an archive of the WikiLeaks founder's microblog can be easily found on the Internet. WikiLeaks also posted a screenshot of the US Navy's since-deleted tweet which read " Julian Assange " in quotation marks. (more...)
CHP officers injured in crash on 880 CHP officers injured in crash on 880
- December 26, 2017

CHP officials did not provide information about their injuries or details about the cause of the collision. "This is not the way we wanted to celebrate Christmas Day", Sanchez was quoted as saying. His kids "were anticipating that [their] father should return home and help open Christmas presents". Chief Ernest Sanchez at a news conference Monday morning. (more...)
Activist Erica Garner Hospitalized After Heart Attack Activist Erica Garner Hospitalized After Heart Attack
- December 26, 2017

Esaw Snipes-Garner, Erica's mother, told the New York Daily News that her daughter's cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack Saturday night (Dec. "More updates will come as they are available". In 2014, he was placed in a chokehold after clashing with police over the alleged sale of untaxed cigarettes on Staten Island. (more...)
Christmas Eve fire damages home, family safe but displaced Christmas Eve fire damages home, family safe but displaced
- December 26, 2017

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a garage fire connected to an apartment building. The fire, which firefighters believe started at the Christmas tree in the living room, caused extensive damage to the first floor of the home. (more...)
Fatalities Reported After Bus Ploughs Down Moscow Metro Steps Fatalities Reported After Bus Ploughs Down Moscow Metro Steps
- December 26, 2017

According to various sources, he could have pushed the wrong pedal or taken off the bus from a handbrake, after which it rolled out into the underground passage. Russian news agencies quoted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin as saying that he had ordered all city buses to be checked in the aftermath of the crash. (more...)
Kentucky Woman Mauled to Death by 2 Pit Bulls, Husband Injured Kentucky Woman Mauled to Death by 2 Pit Bulls, Husband Injured
- December 26, 2017

Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, and her husband were attacked by two pit bulls Sunday morning, Bell County officials said. Her husband, who survived the attack, is Johnny Saylor. Johnny Saylor was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his arm and head. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", the sheriff's department said. (more...)
Papa John of Papa John's Steps Down as CEO Amidst Controversy Papa John of Papa John's Steps Down as CEO Amidst Controversy
- December 25, 2017

Almost two months after pizza chain Papa John's apologized for comments its CEO made about NFL players' pre-game national anthem protests, the company announced that the chief executive is being replaced. "The N.F.L. has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction", Mr. Schnatter, 56, said on November 1 during a conference call with investors. (more...)
London Zoo fire: 70 firefighters tackle huge blaze at Adventure Cafe London Zoo fire: 70 firefighters tackle huge blaze at Adventure Cafe
- December 25, 2017

A number of zoo staff were treated for smoke inhalation and shock because of the incident, which was reported to emergency services just after 6am and attended by 72 firefighters and 10 fire engines. "The fire essentially included the bistro and shop yet part of an adjacent creature petting zone was additionally influenced", said Station Manager David George. (more...)
'People of RK Nagar have elected Amma's successor': Dhinakaran 'People of RK Nagar have elected Amma's successor': Dhinakaran
- December 25, 2017

The bypoll was necessitated after the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa past year in December and is speculated to be the litmus test for the leadership of E Panneerselvam. However, both AIADMK and DMK have expressed confidence that they would win the seat. And Stalin hit the campaign trail only at the fag end of electioneering.Opposition parties that extended support to DMK too failed to evoke much response among the voters. (more...)
Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Donald Trump Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Donald Trump
- December 25, 2017

There have been weeks of riots in which 12 Palestinians have been killed since Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In July, Morales decorated the outgoing Israeli ambassador Moshe Bachar with the Order of Quetzal on the Grand Cross degree, the country's highest honor, in recognition of his cooperation in strengthening the political dialogue between the Central American nation and the Jewish state. (more...)
'Several deaths' after twin-engine plane crashes at Florida airport 'Several deaths' after twin-engine plane crashes at Florida airport
- December 25, 2017

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said Shannon had filed a flight plan to fly Sunday from Bartow to Key West. John's Adult daughters: Olivia Shannon , 24, a Southeastern University Student, and Victoria Shannon Worthington , 26, A Baltimore School Teacher from Baltimore, MD. (more...)
London Zoo reopens after fire London Zoo reopens after fire
- December 25, 2017

Despite a desperate move by the keepers living on site to transfer the animals to safety, the zoo still suffered a loss of its animal residents. A nine-year-old aardvark named Misha was killed and four meerkats are "presumed" to have died after going missing during the fire on Saturday morning. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him today in Pakistan Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him today in Pakistan
- December 25, 2017

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif while talking to a private news channel revealed that Pakistan has accepted New Delhi's long-standing request of giving consular access to the convicted spy. Jadhav has filed a mercy petition with Islamabad's chief of army staff on "compassionate grounds", the Pakistani military said in June. Pakistan alleges that Jadhav was working for India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the country's intelligence agency. (more...)
More Than 30 Killed in India Bus Crash More Than 30 Killed in India Bus Crash
- December 24, 2017

More than 111,000 thousand people die in road accidents each year in India , the highest toll in the world. 'Sad to learn about the accident at Sawai Madhopur . Police have reached the spot to carry out rescue operations. "One after the other, corpses were pulled out of the bus". While 20 bodies have been fished out of the river, those injured have been admitted to a local hospital, where the condition of at least 12 people are said to be serious, he said. (more...)
Major Orchestras Cut Ties With Conductor Charles Dutoit Following Sexual Assault Allegations Major Orchestras Cut Ties With Conductor Charles Dutoit Following Sexual Assault Allegations
- December 24, 2017

Conductor Charles Dutoit , right, performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra during a rehearsal in Philadelphia on October 19, 2011. He allegedly grabbed her breasts on two occasions, according to her - once in a auto, and once behind the curtains, just before they went on stage. (more...)
Bah humbug: Snow, sleet, freezing rain to make for slick holiday travel Bah humbug: Snow, sleet, freezing rain to make for slick holiday travel
- December 24, 2017

Ice accumulation of up to three-tenths of an inch thick could top off the snow from western and central ME up into southern Aroostook County. The precipitation may end as a period of sleet and freezing rain after midnight over southernmost New Hampshire and extreme southwestern Maine. (more...)
Catalonia digests election that saw separatists win majority Catalonia digests election that saw separatists win majority
- December 24, 2017

The leader of one separatist party, Oriol Junqueras, was in solitary confinement in a Spanish prison when he was re-elected. " Catalonia wants to be an independent state " said Puigdemont speaking in Belgium on Friday. there are a lot of people here who want to be part of Spain ". And here is a further layer of complexity, in case this didn't seem complicated enough. (more...)
Trump slams Nigerians for not returning to their 'huts' after seeing America Trump slams Nigerians for not returning to their 'huts' after seeing America
- December 24, 2017

He then reportedly said 40,000 had come from Nigeria and would never "go back to their huts" once they had seen America. "Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged", the report begins. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: Major, three soldiers killed in Pakistan firing in Rajouri Jammu and Kashmir: Major, three soldiers killed in Pakistan firing in Rajouri
- December 24, 2017

The soldiers belonged to the 120-Infantry Brigade Batallion, and were on patrol after crossfire violation by Pakistan when the incident took place. Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, Sepoy Pargat Singh were grievously injured during the ceasefire violation and later succumbed to their injuries. (more...)
British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe eligible for early release from Iran prison British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe eligible for early release from Iran prison
- December 23, 2017

On Thursday, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard Ratcliffe told media in the United Kingdom that his wife's lawyer had seen a change in her status on the Iranian judiciary database and that she was eligible for early release. The comments risked increasing Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's time behind bars, as authorities used this as justification for new charges against her of "spreading propaganda". (more...)
Prince William and Kate releases new family portrait for Christmas Prince William and Kate releases new family portrait for Christmas
- December 23, 2017

Fans online have claimed Kate's right arm is missing. In the family pic, Kate is barely showing any signs of a baby bump, so it's likely that the photo was taken over the summer or even before she got pregnant with the couple's third child. (more...)
Elderly couple stopped with 60 lbs of weed intended for Christmas gifts Elderly couple stopped with 60 lbs of weed intended for Christmas gifts
- December 23, 2017

When asked, Patrick reportedly admitted that drugs were in the truck and allowed deputies to perform a search. An elderly couple had an interesting excuse for the sixty pounds of marijuana police found in their vehicle. The couple were stopped when the truck was spotted crossing the center line on Interstate 80 near Bradshaw, Neb., and the driver failed to use the turn signal, Vrbka said. (more...)
How to Watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool How to Watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool
- December 23, 2017

The Egyptian's cross was deflected into the path of an onrushing Coutinho, who managed to deftly loop his header over Cech for his sixth Premier League goal of the season. Tonight's match is the third post-war league meeting between Arsenal and Liverpool on a Friday. Salah spoke to Sky Sports News, about his the desire to convert their strong start to the season into silverware, saying: "We are working hard every day to win something and I am sure we will this year". (more...)
USA bans anti-gay Chechnya leader for 'extrajudicial killing' and 'torture' USA bans anti-gay Chechnya leader for 'extrajudicial killing' and 'torture'
- December 23, 2017

Kadyrov, however, has long denied the existence of gay men in the country, telling HBO reporter David Scott back in July that if they were present in Chechnya that he'd "take them far from us so we don't have them at home". Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, has said he discussed the Magnitsky Act and the adoption law with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya previous year during an unusual campaign-season meeting that has been examined as part of the investigation into Russian ... (more...)
Yorkers may wake up to snow Christmas morning
- December 22, 2017

Chance of rain Friday and Friday night around 40%. Saturday: Roads might still be slippery in the morning, but by afternoon temperatures should be above freezing and there will likely be light rain . Southeast wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Then a clipper system rotates through the state for Thursday night and Friday , bringing potential for several inches of snow. (more...)
Trump commutes 27-year sentence of slaughterhouse boss jailed for financial crimes Trump commutes 27-year sentence of slaughterhouse boss jailed for financial crimes
- December 22, 2017

The White House said in a statement that the President's evaluation of Mr. Rubashkin's case and compensation settlement were depended on assertion of corroboration from members of Congress and a wide representation of the legal populace. (more...)
Magnitude 5.2 quake rocks Tehran Magnitude 5.2 quake rocks Tehran
- December 22, 2017

In 1990, a 7.4-magnitude quake in northern Iran killed 40,000 people, injured 300,000 and left half a million homeless, reducing dozens of towns and almost 2,000 villages to rubble. The head of Tehran's Crisis Management Organization, Ahmad Sadeghi, had earlier told reporters that "the natural disaster can have more aftershocks". (more...)
Every vote counts: 1 more ballot ties up Virginia House race Every vote counts: 1 more ballot ties up Virginia House race
- December 21, 2017

The caucus vote comes after a day after Democrats appear to have secured a 50-50 tie in the lower chamber with a one-vote election victory after a recount in a Newport News House district. The Dec. 19 recount, which left Simonds with 11,608 votes compared to incumbent Del. A three-judge panel still must certify the results, an event scheduled for Wednesday. (more...)