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Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran
- January 14, 2019

The army's statement came after some confusion over who owned the plane. Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating the airport from a residential neighbourhood. "Details of the accident and martrydom or injury of the flight team is still being investigated", the army said. Iranians often use the word "martyrdom" for those who die in war or national service, suggesting the aircraft may have belong to the air force. (more...)
GOP Shrugs Off Report That Trump Concealed Details Of Putin Meetings GOP Shrugs Off Report That Trump Concealed Details Of Putin Meetings
- January 14, 2019

In an interview Saturday, President Trump disparaged two recent explosive reports about his dealings with the Kremlin, lashing out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the news media and defending his interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin . (more...)
Williamsburg to miss the brunt of snow storm Williamsburg to miss the brunt of snow storm
- January 14, 2019

A Winter Storm WARNING is now in effect for the Quad Cities until 9pm this evening. Heavy snow will spread from the south over much of northeastern IL and northwest Indiana Saturday morning and continue into the afternoon and overnight hours, ending from the west after midnight. (more...)
Israel Confirms Syria Strike, Ends Mission on Lebanon Border Israel Confirms Syria Strike, Ends Mission on Lebanon Border
- January 14, 2019

Netanyahu said Sunday: "The accumulated number of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to act against Iran in Syria ". On Saturday, Syria said it filed complaints with the U.N. A month-long war in 2006 between Israel and Hezbollah killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. (more...)
White House sought military strike against Iran White House sought military strike against Iran
- January 14, 2019

An unnamed "former senior USA administration official" said the request "definitely rattled people". The White House's national security team asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran, after a group aligned with Tehran fired mortars in September into an area in Baghdad that is home to the United States embassy, a U.S. (more...)
Pompeo confident of good outcome for Turkey and Kurds Pompeo confident of good outcome for Turkey and Kurds
- January 14, 2019

Turkey had rejected any suggestions that U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw troops was conditional on the safety of the U.S. -backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "The bulk of recent attacks show how we are more committed than ever to act against Iran in Syria, as we promised". "We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops back home". (more...)
One dead, 12 hospitalized in mass overdose in California One dead, 12 hospitalized in mass overdose in California
- January 14, 2019

The Bee reported that the first two responding officers were also taken to the hospital when they began feeling ill, potentially side effects of being exposed to fentanyl in the house. Chico Fire Department Division Chief Jesse Alexander said he saw six people being treated with CPR at the same time and described the incident as the largest mass casualty he's witnessed of the same nature in years. (more...)
Here's the Congressional Black Caucus' Idea of Punishing Rep. Steve King Here's the Congressional Black Caucus' Idea of Punishing Rep. Steve King
- January 14, 2019

For example, Scott mentioned that over the past two years, "Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some of our nation's most distressed communities to awesome job-creation statistics and low unemployment rates, there's no doubt that the future is brightening for many Americans". (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes 'Watchmen' on Twitter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes 'Watchmen' on Twitter
- January 14, 2019

The 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the 76-year-old's sentiment with a four-word rejoinder: 'New party, who dis?' Since upsetting six-term incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary last summer and winning election to Crowley's old seat in November, Ocasio-Cortez has used her huge social-media following to chastise fellow Democrats she believes are insufficiently progressive and too beholden to the antiquated establishment. (more...)
Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall
- January 14, 2019

Trump sent a series of Twitter messages on the shutdown Sunday morning, including one that returned to an original theme of his 2016 presidential campaign: that many immigrants are criminals. A large majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the recording-breaking 22-day partial government shutdown, according to two polls released Sunday. (more...)
Jayme Closs' grandfather says family had no connection to kidnapping suspect Jayme Closs' grandfather says family had no connection to kidnapping suspect
- January 14, 2019

She was due to be reunited with her extended family later on Friday. Charges are expected against Patterson on Monday, when he is expected to make his initial appearance in court. Debra Tuders' daughter, Tabitha, was also 13 when she disappeared while walking to her bus stop in Nashville on April 29, 2003. "We still are serving the search warrant on the (Patterson) residence in Gordon, collecting evidence, bringing it back either here to the sheriff's department or to the Wisconsin State ... (more...)
Trump Accused of Keeping Details of Putin Talks Secret Trump Accused of Keeping Details of Putin Talks Secret
- January 14, 2019

The interpreter revealed only that Mr. Trump replied "I believe you" when Putin denied meddling in the US elections, according to the Post . Ratcliffe said he was surprised to read Friday's New York Times report , which quoted part of his Baker interview, and reported that after the Comey firing "law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior" that they began investigating whether Trump was working on behalf of Russian Federation. (more...)
Wisconsin bus driver saves barefoot toddler wandering in freezing temperatures Wisconsin bus driver saves barefoot toddler wandering in freezing temperatures
- January 14, 2019

After seeing the little boy walking down the sidewalk, Irena instantly sprung to his rescue while driving on her route on December 22. As for Ivic, who moved from Serbia to Milwaukee 12 years ago, she said she was just doing what was right. (more...)
Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves
- January 13, 2019

In the letter, Limbaugh said he notified internal affairs, the media and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Limbaugh wrote police targeted him with ultrasonic waves for years, saying "I can't live this way anymore". The woman with the backpack was uninjured. At one point, Limbaugh emerged from the home wearing a bulletproof vest and yelled at the officers before going back inside. (more...)
Rep. Steve King under fire for white supremacy remark Rep. Steve King under fire for white supremacy remark
- January 13, 2019

America's values are expressed in our founding documents, they are attainable by everyone and we take pride that people of all races, religions, and creeds from around the globe aspire to achieve them. Republican State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull announced he will run for congress in the fourth congressional district. During the November 2018 general election, King narrowly defeated Democrat J.D. (more...)
UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic
- January 13, 2019

May's deal agrees a 21-month transition period under current terms while the future relationship with the bloc is negotiated, but it has drawn steadfast opposition from both Brexiteers and Remainers. Could a Norway-style Brexit deal gain in popularity? Mr Grayling said there would be a "different tone" in British politics if the United Kingdom failed to leave the European Union, and predicted a "less tolerant society" and a "more nationalistic nation". (more...)
Australian boy buried by avalanche in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria Australian boy buried by avalanche in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
- January 13, 2019

At least seven people have died in the Alps during a weekend of heavy snow, with skiers facing a high avalanche risk in Austria , Germany and Italy. Before rescuers could reach them, the avalanche swept down an extremely steep slope, the report said. (more...)
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria
- January 13, 2019

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu went so far on Wednesday as to say that if the USA withdrawal from Syria was delayed, "then we will put this decision into practice", suggesting Turkey could go after the Kurds in short order. But outrage over the Saudi murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi has complicated the relationship. "We had this conversation, many details still to be worked out but I am optimistic we can achieve a good outcome", Pompeo said of his call with Cavusoglu from Abu ... (more...)
Cuba bus crash: 7 killed, more than 30 injured Cuba bus crash: 7 killed, more than 30 injured
- January 13, 2019

Of the 40 passengers on the bus that crashed on a scenic but hazardous stretch of road between the eastern towns of Baracoa and Guantanamo, 22 were foreigners. The Cuban military runs the bus company, Viazul, which tourists frequently use to get around the island nation. Cuba's roads are notoriously poor with many of them badly-lit and poorly maintained, especially in that region of the country, our correspondent adds. (more...)
PM under pressure as Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote PM under pressure as Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote
- January 13, 2019

British Defense Secretary says around 3,500 troops will be on standby in support of the government to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit . "Does the Cabinet collective responsibility still apply? Yes". He told a press conference in Brussels: "The deal that is on the table is the best and the only deal possible - we will not reopen it, it will not be renegotiated". (more...)
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro to be inaugurated for second term Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro to be inaugurated for second term
- January 13, 2019

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the ceremony of recognition by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces after being sworn in for a second term, at the Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on January 10, 2019. (more...)
Ivanka Trump on List of Possible Candidates to Lead World Bank Ivanka Trump on List of Possible Candidates to Lead World Bank
- January 13, 2019

Former US ambassador Nikky Haley and Ivanka Trump , daughter of President Donald Trump , are among the possible candidates to replace the outgoing World Bank (WB) president, Jim Yong Kim , the Financial Times reported Friday. The department has received a 'significant number of recommendations, ' a spokesperson said. The World Bank board said on Thursday that starting next month it will begin receiving nominations and that in mid-April it will appoint a successor to Kim. (more...)
Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians
- January 13, 2019

The road was constructed over a decade ago but remained closed amid a dispute between the Israeli military and police over a checkpoint. Palestinian officials and activists on the other hand have condemned the road as an example of Israeli apartheid and racism against Palestinians. (more...)
Trump rejects report that he hid details of Putin meetings
- January 13, 2019

In one instance, following a meeting Trump had with Putin in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017 that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was also present for, a White House adviser and a senior State Department official were seeking additional information from Trump's interpreter that was more than the information provided in a readout from Tillerson. (more...)
Greece tells Germany to pay up over World War II Greece tells Germany to pay up over World War II
- January 13, 2019

Germany's support to Greece during the hard bailout period from 2010 until August 2018, as well as in the post-bailout era, is support to the EU's cohesion, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Friday, welcoming German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens . (more...)
After Meeting With Trump, Graham Says ‘Declare A National Emergency Now’ After Meeting With Trump, Graham Says ‘Declare A National Emergency Now’
- January 13, 2019

Speaking in the White House Cabinet room, Trump said it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so quick to do that because he thinks lawmakers can do it. (more...)
Huawei sacks employee arrested on spying charges Huawei sacks employee arrested on spying charges
- January 13, 2019

Poland's Internal Security Agency accuses Huawei's sales director in Poland of spying on behalf of China , arresting the Chinese citizen along with one other man. A Chinese businessman and a Pole have been arrested on suspicion of espionage in Poland. Oddly, Huawei, once a customer of Qualcomm, was one of the star witnesses for the FTC in their suit against Qualcomm which alleges that the USA company is threatening to withhold chips to customers unless they pay unreasonably high ... (more...)
‘Rising star’ officer shot to death while responding to crash ‘Rising star’ officer shot to death while responding to crash
- January 13, 2019

Cpl. Police said Corona was investigating a auto crash Thursday night when the shooter opened fire. The suspect later was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound , Davis police confirmed. Gov. Gavin Newsom said flags at the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in honor of Natalie Corona . "She loved being around everybody in the department, and she just worked like you can't believe". (more...)
Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia
- January 13, 2019

Macedonian lawmakers were convening later Friday to vote on the amendments, for which a super majority of two-thirds of the 120 members - or 80 votes - is required. "A new historical chapter in our statehood has been written this evening", the Macedonian government said in a statement. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the move would "open the doors to the future, Macedonia's European future". (more...)
UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’ UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’
- January 13, 2019

Mr Hunt warned: "If we were, as a political class, not to deliver Brexit, that would be a fundamental breach of trust between the people and the politicians". "The idea that if MPs vote down the deal, we head to no-deal has always been a false threat and the Foreign Secretary has now effectively admitted it". (more...)

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