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Listen to a man reporting himself to police as a drunk driver Listen to a man reporting himself to police as a drunk driver
- January 09, 2018

Lester told deputies who arrived on the scene he had consumed drugs and alcohol. He told the dispatcher he had been driving "all over Winter Haven", and was "trying to get pulled over". He also said that he had barely slept for several days, CBS News reported. According to the post by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Michael started off by admitting that he had had two beers when he was eventually pulled over. (more...)
Sydney swelters with near-record high temperature Sydney swelters with near-record high temperature
- January 08, 2018

Severe fire warnings were issued for the greater Sydney area and total fire bans were put in place across the city. The Bureau of Meteorology mistakenly tweeted that today's temperature was the all-time record, before discovering the historical date. (more...)
Steve Bannon expresses regret over comments in West Wing tell-all Steve Bannon expresses regret over comments in West Wing tell-all
- January 08, 2018

In the book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", by Michael Wolff , Mr. Bannon said Mr. Trump had "lost his stuff", and he described the meeting with Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr . In the book, Bannon predicted that the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation would "crack" the younger Trump "like an egg on national TV". (more...)
Haj House in Lucknow Painted Saffron by Yogi Adityanath Government Haj House in Lucknow Painted Saffron by Yogi Adityanath Government
- January 08, 2018

Hours after Adityanath entered the poll battleground with a massive rally in Bengaluru , Congress leader Siddaramaiah took to social media raking the issue of "starvation deaths" in UP. "During the tenure of the previous BJP regime, the government introduced the Anti-Cow Slaughter Bill in the Karnataka Assembly". Keeping the tirade going against the Congress government, Yogi said law and order had completely collapsed here. (more...)
Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma says he's 'playing like garbage' right now
- January 08, 2018

The noted sports dad spoke with ESPN's Jeff Goodman while overseas in Lithuania about the Los Angeles Lakers' head coach and made a rather damning allegation regarding Walton's ability to exert control over his own team. This isn't the first time LaVar Ball has tried to put a spotlight on Walton's back. "No I don't", Walton said. "Lonzo looked good, but he also looked disgusted", Ball said. (more...)
Trump postpones his fake Trump postpones his fake "Fake News Awards"
- January 08, 2018

Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will be announcing "the most dishonest & corrupt media awards of the year" on Monday. The White House hasn't given much indication if the awards will actually happen. The book's publication renewed debate on Mr Trump's mental health. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah ran an ad in the New York Times pushing itself to be given an award. (more...)
Astronaut John Young, Who Walked on the Moon, Dies at 87 Astronaut John Young, Who Walked on the Moon, Dies at 87
- January 07, 2018

According to media reports, Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich in his spacesuit, a move that didn't sit well with NASA staff in Houston who anxious about the crumbs. After hearing the president's bold proposal to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth, Young knew what he had to do. USA astronaut Terry Virts said in a tweet: "Rest In Peace John Young". (more...)
Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, house fire Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, house fire
- January 06, 2018

Johnson's home on Lake Mary Louise Road in Gadsden, Alabama, burned down Tuesday in a fire now under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force , AL.com first reported. "I threw on my coveralls and took off down the driveway", he said, adding that his wife called 911, but the dispatcher said the fire had already been reported. (more...)
Someone is posting fake California road signs welcoming 'Felons, Illegals and MS13' Someone is posting fake California road signs welcoming 'Felons, Illegals and MS13'
- January 06, 2018

At least two fake signs welcoming "felons, illegals and MS13" to California's "sanctuary state" were removed from freeways near the border with Nevada and Arizona, according to news reports. Two weeks later, he killed that girl. Here, what matters most is a person's criminal record. Senate Bill 223, which never advanced out of the Judiciary Committee, would have prevented state and local officers from participating in immigration enforcement. (more...)
North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday
- January 06, 2018

Both North Korea and the U.S. have continued to threaten each other, with Kim Jong Un ramping up production of nuclear warheads and Trump vowing to keep up his pressure campaign. Foal Eagle is a series of exercises created to test the readiness of the United States and South Korean militaries. As we previously reported, the White House says the USA and South Korea want to "de-conflict the Olympics" so the two countries can focus on security for the games. (more...)
Wind, Whiteout Conditions Ground Flights At JFK Airport Wind, Whiteout Conditions Ground Flights At JFK Airport
- January 05, 2018

The flights affected are BW015 and BW014. De Blasio declared a Winter Weather Emergency during the news conference, emphasising Grayson is a " a very serious storm " and warning residents to stay indoors. "Travelers are urged to contact their airline carriers for updates on resumption of service", the airport tweeted . Parts of Queens County received more than 13 inches of snow and sustained winds of more than 40 miles per hour Thursday, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
Pakistan condemns Kabul terror attack Pakistan condemns Kabul terror attack
- January 05, 2018

In a statement Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that explosion. "This gruesome attack underscores the dangers faced by Afghan civilians", rights group Amnesty International said in a statement from its South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik. (more...)
Trump Accuses Former Clinton Aide of Failing to Follow Security Protocols Trump Accuses Former Clinton Aide of Failing to Follow Security Protocols
- January 05, 2018

The US Justice Department (DOJ) has begun a new investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton was Barack Hussein Obama's Secretary of State. In response to a request for confirmation, a Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency did not comment on ongoing investigations. Nor was it apparent when federal officials chose to take a fresh look at the emails. (more...)
Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on Spirit flight to Detroit: complaint Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on Spirit flight to Detroit: complaint
- January 05, 2018

Prabhu Ramamoorthy an Indian national has been living in the US on the temporary visa and he was caught abusing a 22-year-old girl sitting next to him. Prabhu apparently stopped touching her when she awoke and opened her eyes around 5.30 am, which was 40 minutes before the plane was to land in Detroit . (more...)
Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt
- January 05, 2018

A number of officials who have been quoted by Al-Ahram on condition of anonymity said the incident was caused by strong winds that caused the balloon to fall. Hot air balloon companies in Luxor offer the tours usually starting at sunrise. In 2015, at least 19 people, a lot of them Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after a mid-air gas explosion. (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers back tax on disposable coffee cups United Kingdom lawmakers back tax on disposable coffee cups
- January 05, 2018

According to EAC, 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away annually in the United Kingdom, with nearly none being recycled and half a million per day being littered. The chain will partner with charity Hubbub to launch the London-based trial, and money generated from the charge will be used for studies into behaviour change and attitudes towards the uptake of reusable cups. (more...)
State Sees More Severe Flu Cases, More Hospitalizations State Sees More Severe Flu Cases, More Hospitalizations
- January 03, 2018

Well, according to the report there are a number of "higher risk" groups. She said the flu vaccination is the biggest defense against the illness. A total of 97,003 people sought outpatient and emergency treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals from December 24 to December 30, up 24 percent from the previous week, according to CDC's latest statistics. (more...)
Mega Millions jackpot over $360 million, drawing tonight Mega Millions jackpot over $360 million, drawing tonight
- January 03, 2018

Furthermore, since theLotter stores clients' tickets in OR, it abides by the US Immoral Acts Law, which stipulates that one is "prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any lottery ticket". It has a $215 million cash option and the drawing is Tuesday evening. Combining those prizes together, the two big multi-state lotteries together have a potential payout around $783 million. (more...)
Amber Alert Issued For Missing Daughters Of Slain Texas Woman Amber Alert Issued For Missing Daughters Of Slain Texas Woman
- January 03, 2018

As authorities across the country are searching for two girls who police say were abducted by their mother's roommate, Round Rock police are working on figuring out what led up to the death of the girls' mother Tonya Bates. "The vehicle has a hatchback with a white sticker on the upper right hand corner of the rear window", the alert states. Luluvioletta is describe as 4-foot-5 and 75 pounds, with brown curly hair that is blonde on top. (more...)
Franken's exit sets stage for Smith to join Senate Franken's exit sets stage for Smith to join Senate
- January 03, 2018

But there's also a price you pay. So has Tina Smith, the Democratic lieutenant governor whose term as an appointed senator begins Wednesday . Former U.S. Bachmann, who last held a seat in Congress in 2015, said she has been approached by people urging her to run for Senate. Bachmann resigned from Congress in 2015 after serving for almost ten years. (more...)
India, Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations India, Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations
- January 02, 2018

A list of 54 Pakistani civilians and 4 fishermen who have completed their sentences in India was also handed over and Islamabad asked to speed up the confirmation of their nationality, it added. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik has taken up the cause of Indian prisoners, including Jadhav, in Pakistan in an open letter to foreign minister Sushma Swaraj. (more...)
Teen killed parents, sister, family friend with assault rifle, cops say Teen killed parents, sister, family friend with assault rifle, cops say
- January 02, 2018

Gramiccioni says police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at a Long Branch residence just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The boy will be charged with four counts of murder and a weapons offense. The prosecutor said the teenager's grandfather and brother were not targeted and left the home unharmed, according to The A.P. The teenager, whose name was not released, was taken into custody without incident. (more...)
Police call for tips in 'horrific' quadruple homicide Police call for tips in 'horrific' quadruple homicide
- January 02, 2018

Shanta Myers, 36, her two children Shanise, 5, and Jeremiah, 11, and her partner Brandi Mells , 22, were found dead in their home in Troy, New York , the day after Christmas. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m. "It's inconceivable. The fact that they haven't been caught, people are afraid", he said. (more...)
Erica Garner, activist and daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27 Erica Garner, activist and daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27
- January 02, 2018

Erica Garner , 27, who emerged as a controversial activist after the death of her father, Eric Garner , has died, a week after suffering an apparent heart attack. "She passed away this morning", a tweet posted to Erica Garner's Twitter account by family members Saturday morning read . His death, which was caught on camera as he repeated the phrase "I can't breathe", became one of the most important events in the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. (more...)
USA weighs withholding $255m in aid to Pakistan USA weighs withholding $255m in aid to Pakistan
- January 02, 2018

He further accused Islamabad of harbouring the terrorists that the U.S. was hunting in neighbouring Afghanistan. "Pakistan is ready to publicly provide every detail of the USA aid that it has received over the last 15 years", the minister said. (more...)
Weekend Box Office Report: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Remains Leader Weekend Box Office Report: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Remains Leader
- January 01, 2018

These include the $464.6 million in domestic ticket sales and $469.6 million internationally. Amidst all the chaos in the Star Wars community, a misleading rumor started running around, suggesting that Hamill didn't know the ending of the Star Wars sequel trilogy installment when he worked on the film. (more...)
State Department releases Huma Abedin emails State Department releases Huma Abedin emails
- January 01, 2018

It said some of the documents released Friday have " classified information that has been redacted". Some of the emails found on former Rep Anthony Weiner's laptop were marked classified . The State Department applies the confidential classification level to information that "the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause damage to the national security", according to the Government Publishing Office. (more...)
Code Red Alert Issued After Report Of 'Multiple Deputies Down' Code Red Alert Issued After Report Of 'Multiple Deputies Down'
- January 01, 2018

One unidentified deputy sheriff was pronounced dead at the hospital, where other law enforcement soon after formed a large memorial procession heading to the county coroner's office. A SWAT team responded to the scene, according to a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's office, and a major highway south of the city was shut down. The sheriff's office tweeted he is believed to be "no longer a threat". (more...)
TIMELINE: How the arrest at Hyatt Regency Downtown unfolded TIMELINE: How the arrest at Hyatt Regency Downtown unfolded
- January 01, 2018

The 49-year-old was arrested for assaulting a peace officer and trespassing, according to the police. Houston police and security went to his room to collect his belongings, where they found ammunition all over the room, local NBC affiliate KPRC reported . (more...)
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says Brighton made it hard in draw Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says Brighton made it hard in draw
- December 31, 2017

It's a pity but at least the team was fighting and giving everything like they do in every game. "You are a manager, you have a group of players, you have fans, the city, responsibility and then you make the decisions you have to make to win games and that's it". (more...)
Meghan Markle's Estranged Sister Is Royally Pissed At Prince Harry
- December 31, 2017

The estranged half-sister of Meghan Markle has lashed out at Prince Harry while plugging her upcoming book. Meghan Markle is on the road to becoming even more prim and proper as she prepares to marry into the British royal family on 19 May 2018, and her New Year's resolutions prove she's well on her way. (more...)
George Weah claims he is set to win Liberia's presidential election George Weah claims he is set to win Liberia's presidential election
- December 31, 2017

He was unofficially reported to have defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in Liberia on Wednesday morning. Current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed him for Monaco in 1988, and in a recent interview Weah said he would not have enjoyed such success were it not for the Frenchman. (more...)
White House Fires Remaining Members Of HIV/AIDS Advisory Council White House Fires Remaining Members Of HIV/AIDS Advisory Council
- December 31, 2017

Scott Schoettes , one of those who resigned then, tweeted about the firings Thursday, saying, "No respect for their service". "Dangerous that #Trump and Co. "Changing the makeup of federal advisory committee members is a common occurrence during administration changes", Hayes said in a statement, according to CNN. (more...)
Dangerous Winter Storm Friday Into Saturday Dangerous Winter Storm Friday Into Saturday
- December 31, 2017

Once the snow ends, colder air settles in on strong northwesterly winds, gusting to 25 miles per hour. The next chance for accumulating snowfall looks to be Thursday into Friday , so we'll be keeping an eye on that system as we get closer. (more...)
Russian Federation 'ready' to mediate between US, North Korea Russian Federation 'ready' to mediate between US, North Korea
- December 30, 2017

Tillerson and Lavrov also tackled the possible steps to find a solution to the conflict in Syria, to ensure the territorial integrity of Syria and the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, Russia. North Korea called the sanctions an "act of war". The sanctions were in response to a November 29 missile test which North Korea claimed, could hit the USA mainland. (more...)
Prince Harry on Meghan Markle's first royal Christmas: 'It was fantastic' Prince Harry on Meghan Markle's first royal Christmas: 'It was fantastic'
- December 30, 2017

Markle seemed comfortable walking to the church arm-in-arm with Harry . In a break from royal protocol , Meghan Markle just spent her first Christmas with her fiance Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family at Sandringham- a privilege usually reserved for spouses. (more...)
US, Turkey settle visa row US, Turkey settle visa row
- December 29, 2017

The move comes two months after the US suspended most visa services to Turkish citizens after one of its consulate employees was arrested. The State Department says Turkey "adhered to the high-level assurances" that no other local employees are under investigation and that local staff of the US embassy and consulate won't be arrested for doing their jobs. (more...)
Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date
- December 29, 2017

Lindy Lou Layman , 29, has been charged with criminal mischief in Houston , Texas , after prosecutors say her first date with Anthony Buzbee , a prominent Texas attorney and collector of art, took a turn for the destructive on December 23, KTRK reports. (more...)
Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center
- December 29, 2017

Wahid Majroh, spokesperson for the Afghan ministry of public health, said 41 people had died. The center is located in the Shiite-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in the west of the capital. Rahimi said the main blast was followed by two smaller bomb explosions that did not cause casualties. They then set off explosive devices in the basement of the building where scores of people had gathered to mark the December 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union, he said. (more...)
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...)