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Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle arrested, charged with sex assault, forcible confinement Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle arrested, charged with sex assault, forcible confinement
- January 03, 2018

Boyle and his wife, Caitlan, along with their children were held hostage for five years in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The children were born in captivity. A man who answered the phone Tuesday at Boyle's parents' home in Smiths Falls, Ont., said "we don't have any comment" before hanging up the phone. The couple and their three children were held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years after being captured during what they called a hiking vacation. (more...)
Iceland's Solution To The Gender Pay Gap Is Brilliant… And Obvious Iceland's Solution To The Gender Pay Gap Is Brilliant… And Obvious
- January 03, 2018

Officials hope the move will help Iceland to completely close its gender wage gap by 2020. The new legislation, which was supported by both the government and the opposition in a parliament made up of nearly 50 percent women (probably not a coincidence), is created to help the country close the gender pay gap completely by the year 2020. (more...)
Blumenthal speaks ahead of Puerto Rico visit Blumenthal speaks ahead of Puerto Rico visit
- January 03, 2018

In the first official figures released by the Puerto Rican government since the storm made landfall in September, officials reported that one of the island's 78 municipalities remains totally without power. According to CUC power division manager Lee Lieto, Camacho added, the operation, services and maintenance program in the CNMI will not be affected by the deployment of five power line crewmembers to Puerto Rico. (more...)
United States warns it won't fund United Nations refugee agency if Palestinians reject talks United States warns it won't fund United Nations refugee agency if Palestinians reject talks
- January 03, 2018

According to the Jerusalem Post , the National Basketball Association gave website users the option to choose "Palestine - occupied territory" as their country of origin in an "All-Star 2018" poll, which spurred complaints from some Israeli officials. (more...)
At least 30 dead in Peru bus accident At least 30 dead in Peru bus accident
- January 03, 2018

Police are investigating Tuesday's accident. The accident occurred on the Panamericana Norte highway on a risky bend, known as "the curve of the devil", in the Lima region. Traffic accidents are common and often deadly in this country of 30 million, which rises from coastal desert to the towering Andes and encompasses tropical Amazon basin lowlands. (more...)
'Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome': Signs Mock California's Sanctuary Status 'Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome': Signs Mock California's Sanctuary Status
- January 03, 2018

Felons, Illegals and MS13 welcome. "Not only if you're illegal, you're welcome in California, also if you want to get high, you're welcome there too, " Ainsley Earhardt said. The law bars police in the nation's most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases. (more...)
Dem Rep Castro: Trump Admin Has Done a 'Good Job of Pressuring China' on North Korea Dem Rep Castro: Trump Admin Has Done a 'Good Job of Pressuring China' on North Korea
- January 03, 2018

Castro said, "I believe, and the administration has said and others have said, these are the strongest that we have ever seen". Graham, who recently predicted a 70-percent chance that Trump will use the military option against North Korea if the rogue regime conducts another nuclear test, said President Trump has drawn a line with dictator Kim Jong Un . (more...)
Macron calls for national cohesion, vows to push reforms Macron calls for national cohesion, vows to push reforms
- January 03, 2018

Macron brought up "the number of victims from the demonstrations", and the two leaders also chose to delay Le Drian's trip - scheduled for Friday - to a later date, the Elysee said. He was referring to an exiled Iranian opposition group based in Paris and called the Mujahideen e-Khalk. Iranian authorities accuse the group, which the regime describes as "hypocrites", of fueling the unrest rocking the Islamic republic and of links with regional Sunni rival Saudi Arabia. (more...)
ProShares Ultra Yen (YCL) Rises 0.7% for Dec 31
- January 03, 2018

We have recently noticed that the PPOH level is now above zero. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator. The data is represented graphically by fluctuating between a value of 0 and 100. (more...)
At least 75 vehicles involved in crash near Buffalo At least 75 vehicles involved in crash near Buffalo
- January 03, 2018

The accident occurred on the eastbound portion of the highway in Lancaster. According to a tweet from the village of Lancaster, Office of Emergency Management, about 75 vehicles are involved. All traffic is being directed off the Thruway at exit 48A. There are reported injuries, at this time conditions are unknown, according to WRGZ. "All traffic must exit at 48A". (more...)
Man who killed Colorado deputy livestreamed himself Man who killed Colorado deputy livestreamed himself
- January 03, 2018

Friends, family and members of the community gathered Monday to mourn the loss of Douglas County sheriff's deputy Zach Parrish. In November, Wyoming College of Law warned its students to notify campus police if they saw him or his auto near the school because Riehl, a former student at the college, had made several social media posts criticizing professors. (more...)
Property Value In Northern BC On The Rise Property Value In Northern BC On The Rise
- January 02, 2018

Across the entire Fraser Valley, assessments increased from $430.1 billion in 2017 to $492.2 billion this year, and nearly $10.6 billion of that is from new construction, subdivisions and rezoning of properties, according to BC Assessment. So, when we look at July 1, 2017, our assessments reflect what's happened in the marketplace at that time. Other than a brief dip at the end of 2014, the value of single-family homes in Prince George has been increasing steadily since the beginning of ... (more...)
Droughts, Wildfires to Become More Severe if Global Warming Reaches 2C Droughts, Wildfires to Become More Severe if Global Warming Reaches 2C
- January 02, 2018

According to the study, the weather change would see more than a quarter of the world's land surface, home to more than 1.5 billion people, becoming more arid with droughts and wildfires becoming more prevalent. Droughts have already been made more severe by the beginning of the 21 century in places such as the Mediterranean basin and southern Africa, and deserts have spread in some areas of Mexico, Brazil and Australia, they write. (more...)
White House calls on Iran to respect citizens' rights amid rallies White House calls on Iran to respect citizens' rights amid rallies
- January 02, 2018

Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. When asked about the offered talks, Haley said first and foremost North Korea needs to stop making nuclear weapons . "The U.N. must speak out". US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened Tuesday to cut funding to UNRWA (a UN relief agency for Palestinians in the near East) until the Palestinians return to the negotiating table, according to Israeli media reports. (more...)
Honest, secular politics is spiritual politics: Rajinikanth Honest, secular politics is spiritual politics: Rajinikanth
- January 02, 2018

After Rajinikanth said he will float a new party and pursue "spiritual politics", many have commented that he was being fronted by the Bharatiya Janata Party and that "spiritual politics" was nothing but rebranded Hindutuva. Earlier, I said let the time come. Narayanasamy said there was no clarity in what Rajinikanth meant when he said he would champion "spiritual politics". (more...)
Couple engaged in sex act in front of restaurant customers, police say Couple engaged in sex act in front of restaurant customers, police say
- January 02, 2018

On Dec. 30 at approximately 10:24 p.m. a Travis County officer responded to a disturbance call at the Baby Acapulco Restaurant in North Austin located at 13609 North Interstate 35. Hightower and Fisher were taken into custody the next day and were charged with misdemeanor public lewdness, which is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. (more...)
OR teen shoots self playing Russia Roulette OR teen shoots self playing Russia Roulette
- January 02, 2018

An Oregon teenager has died after police said he shot himself in the head while playing Russian Roulette. "It appears that he brought a handgun with him and from a witness's account that he was playing a game known as Russian roulette", Sherwood Police Capt. (more...)
Video Shows Female Police Officer In Paris Being Beaten By Young People Video Shows Female Police Officer In Paris Being Beaten By Young People
- January 02, 2018

The officer, who has not been named, was recorded being kicked around violently and beaten in her head as the attackers around her were heard whooping and screaming in the suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, southeast of the French capital. Macron condemned the "cowardly and criminal lynching of police officers doing their duty" and said that those involved would be "found and punished". (more...)
Rice cakes blamed again for New Year's deaths in Japan Rice cakes blamed again for New Year's deaths in Japan
- January 02, 2018

The sometimes fatal incidents brought about by the cakes have plagued Japan for years. Because mochi is so sticky, it can cause choking, which is why the Tokyo Fire Department issues warnings on an annual basis , advising people to cut their mochi into small pieces and chew slowly. (more...)
GOP's Hatch says he will retire from US Senate GOP's Hatch says he will retire from US Senate
- January 02, 2018

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah announced Tuesdsay he will not seek another term, becoming the latest GOP senator to announce his retirement. "After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I've made a decision to retire at the end of this term", the Utah Republican announced in a two-minute-long video that he shared on Twitter . (more...)
Ministry gives final nod for Barak missiles, bombs Ministry gives final nod for Barak missiles, bombs
- January 02, 2018

The Barak missiles made by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems were requisitioned for India's first aircraft carrier, now under construction. Working with different branches of the Indian military and other security apparatuses, Rafael has worked to integrate their electro-optical systems, advanced ordnance and defense systems including multi-layered air defense capabilities to provide "comprehensive protection for armed forces and population centers by delivering full protection on the ... (more...)
Conservative rock star considers a run for Al Franken's seat Conservative rock star considers a run for Al Franken's seat
- January 02, 2018

Al Franken has officially resigned his Senate seat, effective as of noon central time Tuesday. Smith is set to be sworn in Wednesday. Bachmann told Bakker she "had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat" and said she's looking to God for direction, which immediately prompted liberals to ridicule her for her faith. (more...)
South Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation South Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation
- January 02, 2018

Last year, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of its push to possess a nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States . Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker told CNN that Kim may be seeking to "exploit Seoul's sense of insecurity" by enlisting South Korea in pushing back against tighter U.S. (more...)
Finsbury Park death: man charged with murder of Iuliana Tudos Finsbury Park death: man charged with murder of Iuliana Tudos
- January 02, 2018

She had last been seen leaving Camden by bus. She was due to meet them at a friend's home in Enfield, north-east London, later that evening before spending Christmas Day there, but never arrived. A post-mortem examination later gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen and a head injury. A man has been charged with the murder of a woman who went missing on Christmas Eve. (more...)
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Declares $0.39 Quarterly Dividend
- January 02, 2018

RBC Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. The stock decreased 1.67% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $51.7. About 53,579 shares traded. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, August 7 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "In-Line" on Thursday, August 27. (more...)
Pakistan protests Trump's Twitter attack, summons USA envoy Pakistan protests Trump's Twitter attack, summons USA envoy
- January 02, 2018

Trump's harsh words drew praise from Pakistan's old foe, India, and neighbouring Afghanistan, but long-time ally China defended Pakistan's record of combating "terrorism". In December, he and Ambassador Nikki Haley threatened to cut off aid to countries that voted against the United States at the UN General Assembly. According to a November report from the Congressional Research Service, the United States has appropriated $34 billion in direct aid and military reimbursements for ... (more...)
County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday
- January 02, 2018

The high school's Spanish teacher told WBZ-TV he'll likely move his class to the library; a space that's warmer than his classroom. The Wake County school system announces schedule changes on Twitter and school websites and through a phone call, text and email to parents. (more...)
'Botão nuclear está sempre na minha mesa', diz líder norte-coreano 'Botão nuclear está sempre na minha mesa', diz líder norte-coreano
- January 02, 2018

Na mensagem de Ano Novo, transmitida pela televisão estatal, Kim Jong-un voltou a ameaçar os Estados Unidos e indicou que o programa nuclear norte-coreano estava concluído apesar de ter dado ordens para a construção de mais mísseis e ogivas nucleares. (more...)
North Korea accused of stealing $25K in cryptocurrency North Korea accused of stealing $25K in cryptocurrency
- January 02, 2018

The case underscores the increasing appetite from cyberattackers for digital currencies that are becoming a source of income for the Kim Jong Un regime. Monero mixes multiple transactions to make the tracing of funds more hard. Last month, the USA accused North Korea of having orchestrated the WannaCry cyberattack which crippled over 300,000 servers worldwide in May, although the state denied any involvement. (more...)
U.S. trooper dies in 'combat engagement' in Afghanistan U.S. trooper dies in 'combat engagement' in Afghanistan
- January 02, 2018

John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. Two of those injured are being treated at a nearby medical facility and are in stable condition, according to the release. Afghan media spoke of several USA airstrikes in Bati Kot, Ambar Khan and Achin on Monday. Nangarhar, on the porous border with Pakistan, has become a stronghold for Islamic State, generally known as Daesh in Afghanistan, which has grown to become a risky militant group since it appeared around the start of 2015. (more...)

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