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Snow tapers off but Northeast still dealing with cold, icy streets Snow tapers off but Northeast still dealing with cold, icy streets
- January 05, 2018

Water in a 750,000-gallon water tower in Evansdale, Iowa, froze for the first time, Mayor Doug Faas said in a telephone interview. "Near-blizzard conditions are possible in coastal New England ", the Weather Channel says. In Texas , where two deaths have been linked to cold gripping large parts of the state, the frigid temperatures were expected to linger overnight, with a warm front moving in from Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
Rep. Elijah Cummings Admitted To Hospital For Bacterial Infection Rep. Elijah Cummings Admitted To Hospital For Bacterial Infection
- January 05, 2018

Last year, he had $5 million on hand for the race. A spokeswoman for Cummings, 66, did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News on Friday. Rockeymoore Cummings has worked in and around politics for decades but was a first time candidate. Her decision leaves just one woman, Krishanti Vignarajah, a former policy aide to Michelle Obama, remaining in the governor's race. (more...)
President Trump calls Romney, encourages him to run President Trump calls Romney, encourages him to run
- January 05, 2018

If elected to the senate, Romney could be a Republican foil against the current administration. Romney was a prominent Republican critic of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, castigating the candidate as a "fraud" while imploring the GOP to nominate another candidate. (more...)
Josh Mandel drops out of 2018 Senate race Josh Mandel drops out of 2018 Senate race
- January 05, 2018

In a written statement, Mandel claimed his wife Ilana has recently encounter a health issue "that will require [his] time, attention, and presence". Sherrod Brown, citing a health issue his wife is facing. Brown. Brown serves as one of the ten Senate Democratic incumbents that Republicans have targeted to gain a stronger majority in the Congress's upper chamber. (more...)
110 pounds of pot seized at Bridge of the Americas 110 pounds of pot seized at Bridge of the Americas
- January 05, 2018

On Jan. 2, two boxes of unlabeled bottles disguised as "printing ink" with a declaring value of $90 were shipped from China to Memphis, Tenn. before its final destination to Fort Worth, Texas. That's a 212 percent increase. Through the course of the investigation, agents discovered that the subjects matched the identities on the copies of the Uzbek passport and Ontario driver's license application found in Muhammed's vehicle. (more...)
Trump's border wall keeps getting shorter and more expensive Trump's border wall keeps getting shorter and more expensive
- January 05, 2018

The funding would go towards adding to or replacing the existing 654 miles of border barrier, bringing the total to almost 1,000 miles, or about about half of the entire southwest border. The proposal comes as lawmakers and the White House negotiate an immigration package that would legalize young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, a group known as Dreamers. (more...)
CDC to inform public on nuclear safety measures CDC to inform public on nuclear safety measures
- January 05, 2018

The CDC says that public health officials need to develop plans for a possible nuclear attack in order to be prepared, and that there are some misconceptions about what to do immediately following a detonation. "They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality". President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, boasting about the size of his "nuclear button" and how it's "much bigger & more powerful" than North Korea's. (more...)
Senators Call For Criminal Probe Into Author Of Salacious Trump Dossier Senators Call For Criminal Probe Into Author Of Salacious Trump Dossier
- January 05, 2018

Elections" in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. In their letter, the GOP lawmakers cited potential violations for false statements "the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations in the dossier. Steele's relationship with the bureau long pre-dated his role in collecting information about Trump's Russian Federation ties, and the FBI took his intelligence seriously insofar as it corroborated aspects of the ... (more...)
Odisha, West Bengal to boycott Niti Aayog conference today Odisha, West Bengal to boycott Niti Aayog conference today
- January 05, 2018

The Congress, aided by other opposition parties, had blocked parliament for days to demand that PM Modi apologise to the former prime minister for the insinuation. "Regional imbalances should not be allowed to increase indefinitely". On Friday, as soon as chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House sine die and " Vande Mataram " was rendered, Modi was seen moving towards the Opposition benches, shaking hands with some members, including his predecessor. (more...)
BJP responsible for Rajya Sabha impasse: Congress BJP responsible for Rajya Sabha impasse: Congress
- January 05, 2018

The triple talaq bill will now be pushed to the Budget session as Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine-die. Both the BJP and the Congress had issued whips for its members asking them to be present in both Houses. However, discussions on general topics were the lowest since 2014, and fewer bills were sent to House committees. While adjourning Rajya Sabha sine die on Friday, chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu, urged members to seriously introspect on their conduct in the House which lost nearly 34 ... (more...)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launches state government emblem West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launches state government emblem
- January 05, 2018

The NRC of 1951 is being updated in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court to identify original residents of the state in order to check illegal migration. Banerjee had in a meeting at Ahmedpur in West Bengal yesterday accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of "hatching a conspiracy" to drive out Bengalis from Assam by "excluding" their names from the first draft of the NRC, which was published on the midnight of December 31. (more...)
Tamil Nadu: Strike called by transport workers' union hits bus services Tamil Nadu: Strike called by transport workers' union hits bus services
- January 05, 2018

Earlier in the morning, Transport Minister M R Vijayabaskar said that no further talks will be held and requested the striking unions to get back to work. More than 70% of the buses from Thiruvanmiyur, Vadapalani, Tambaram, Avadi, Poonamallee and Iyyappanthangal depots were not operated from 6pm, reports TOI. (more...)
India rebuffs Pak, says its propagandistic India rebuffs Pak, says its propagandistic
- January 05, 2018

The ministry has put allegations on Pakistan saying, "In the name of security, they had disrespected the religious sentiments of Kulbhushan's family". In the video, Kulbhushan Jadhav reasserted that he was still an officer of the Indian Navy. To another question regarding India's arms build-up, the spokesperson said Pakistan always maintained that anti-ballistic missile systems entail instability in the region and provoke an armed race. (more...)
Man pushes ailing mother off terrace Man pushes ailing mother off terrace
- January 05, 2018

Sandeep Nathwani is an assistant professor in a Rajkot college. Police have uncovered what could be a chilling murder, in which a young man allegedly threw his ailing mother off the roof of their apartment building and then pretended that he didn't know anything about it. (more...)
Skiers stuck on terrifying lift with seats blown side to side Skiers stuck on terrifying lift with seats blown side to side
- January 05, 2018

The number was later reduced to 17. In fact Storm Eleanor took things a bit too far, bringing with it winds of almost 100mph and periods of torrential rain and sudden warm temperatures meaning many areas closed all or most of their terrain as it blew through, and some like Tignes and Val Thorens even recommended skiers stay in their accommodation for the duration with conditions so extreme. (more...)
China Fully Suspends Exports of Iron, Industrial Equipment to N Korea China Fully Suspends Exports of Iron, Industrial Equipment to N Korea
- January 05, 2018

The U.N. resolution announced on December 22. limits crude oil supplies to Pyongyang at 4 million barrels a year, and refined petroleum products at 500,000 barrels a year. "China has played a constructive role to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue and advocates all parties return to dialogue amid this complex situation", Geng said. (more...)
The FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation The FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation
- January 05, 2018

Clinton officials said that the new investigation was nothing but an attempt to distract from the current administration's own legal woes. Several Republican members of Congress have recently urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to examine issues surrounding the Clintons. (more...)
Ron DeSantis to file candidacy for governor Ron DeSantis to file candidacy for governor
- January 05, 2018

DeSantis had appeared at a Florida rally with the president right before Alabama's special election last month. He said he would "drain the swamp in Tallahassee that needs to be drained". "He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!" While DeSantis has dedicated his time in Congress to protecting Trump from Mueller and becoming a Fox News star, we look forward to a vigorous debate on the real issues that affect Florida families most. (more...)
Who Is Bandy Lee? Trump's Mental Health Questioned By Yale Psychiatrist Who Is Bandy Lee? Trump's Mental Health Questioned By Yale Psychiatrist
- January 05, 2018

This week, Trump responded to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's threat of a missile strike on the U.S. with a "nuclear button on his office desk". This has led to speculation that Trump could be impeached over possible mental health concerns. (more...)
CT man ripped heads off 20 chickens in CT man ripped heads off 20 chickens in "jealous rage"
- January 05, 2018

Milford police Officer Michael DeVito tells the Hartford Courant that the man was drinking with a friend when he saw social media pictures of his wife with other people. DeVito told the paper investigators checked on Ulrich's wife, but found no signs that Ulrich had been violent with her or meant to hurt her. Other than animal cruelty, Ulrich has been charged with fifth degree larceny, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, 10 counts of second-degree criminal mischief and ... (more...)
Liberia's Weah Invites Wenger To Inauguration Liberia's Weah Invites Wenger To Inauguration
- January 05, 2018

After being voted in as president of Liberia, former Ballon d'Or victor George Weah is planning a special inauguration ceremony and has one high-profile manager on his invitation list. He nonetheless jokingly said he could attend if the Football Association hand him a touchline ban following his recent comments about referees. 'The love for his country and his people, and the care he had for his people. (more...)
Meryl Streep discussed Harvey Weinstein Meryl Streep discussed Harvey Weinstein
- January 05, 2018

The film was the now 68-year-old actress' first movie role - and one that won her an Oscar - but in a new New York Times interview , Streep reveals the true effect of that uninvited slap. "You make movies. You think you know everything about everybody. People are so inscrutable on a certain level". And it's a shock. McGowan implied that Streep and other actresses continued to benefit from working with Weinstein while staying silent about his actions. (more...)
Company closing Sears in Bismarck, Kmart in Devils Lake Company closing Sears in Bismarck, Kmart in Devils Lake
- January 05, 2018

Sears in its statement posted on its official website said it is continuing to close unprofitable locations as it transforms the business model so its physical store footprint and its digital capabilities match the preferences and needs of its members. (more...)
Alaska Airlines flight grounded due to rat found in cockpit Alaska Airlines flight grounded due to rat found in cockpit
- January 05, 2018

Oakland woman Ginger Hintz, a passenger on the plane, live-tweeted the situation and said people began getting frustrated. Also, exterminators will need to certify that the plane is rodent free. "The flight's 110 passengers are being accommodated as appropriate by Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco and San Jose airports". Not their fault that a rat ran into their plane. (more...)
2 missing girls from Texas found safe in Colorado 2 missing girls from Texas found safe in Colorado
- January 05, 2018

Miles also remains a primary suspect in two open cases out of Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso told KPLC. Driving the vehicle was their suspected kidnapper, Terry Allen Miles. Law enforcement officials tracked the girls' phones, finding one in the woods near a Wal-Mart in Round Rock. Surveillance from that store showed that a person who appeared to be Miles bought camping gear, which was loaded into a auto that fit the description of Bates' vehicle. (more...)
Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission
- January 05, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement laying responsibility for the commission's demise on the many states that refused to provide voter data "despite substantial evidence of voter fraud ", and also on the cost of ongoing lawsuits challenging the commission. (more...)
Aadhaar Data Of A Billion People Is On Sale At $8 Aadhaar Data Of A Billion People Is On Sale At $8
- January 05, 2018

This, however, provides only a limited access to basic details of an individual and does not include access to the most crucial biometric details. Even though the UIDAI officials in Chandigarh accepted the breach, UIDAI said in a statement, " UIDAI reassures that there has not been any data breach of biometric database which remains fully safe and secure with the highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic information can not be misused without biometrics", The ... (more...)
India caste protest disrupts Mumbai India caste protest disrupts Mumbai
- January 05, 2018

The disruption on Tuesday hit evening peak hour services when throngs of commuters come from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Belapur and Panvel on the Harbour line. On Wednesday, outside Chembur railway station, a centre for the protests, one activist said police had been trying to shut down demonstrations in a "brutal" fashion. (more...)
Nunes: DOJ Will Turn Over Mueller Probe Documents Nunes: DOJ Will Turn Over Mueller Probe Documents
- January 05, 2018

Last week, Nunes blasted Rosenstein in a letter calling on the DOJ and FBI "to investigate themselves" for ignoring subpoenas for dossier-related documents and witnesses. Republicans have also questioned whether the dossier was the spark for the FBI's investigation. Mr. Strzok, considered one of the FBI's most experienced counterintelligence agents, had been serving as an investigator on Mr. (more...)
Children link self-worth to 'likes' on social media Children link self-worth to 'likes' on social media
- January 05, 2018

It found that while eight to 10-year-olds use social media to play games, be creative and discover new things about the world, the focus shifts onto social interactions and image as children begin secondary school . "I've told her we'll reappraise regularly but I'm doing it not so that she won't fit in but to protect her mental health, so she doesn't constantly worry about fitting in or who likes what". (more...)

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