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Gov. Cooper: Hundreds of crashes, several fatalities linked to winter storm


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and urged Virginians to prepare for the storm, which could dump up to a foot of snow in portions of eastern Virginia. "The winds out there have been ferocious", Cooper said of the storm that's making its way through the eastern part of the state. However, without a major change in the weather, travel anywhere in the county would be delayed and secondary roads will remain snow-covered for several days, he said. Read More »

Seoul says both Koreas have agreed to hold talks on Tuesday

Washington had earlier responded coolly to Kim's suggestion of inter-Korean talks in a New Year's Day message, with the State Department saying Pyongyang "might be trying to drive a wedge" between Washington and Seoul. That suggests the US government has not yet ruled out a military option. The communications equipment sits along the DMZ border and was put in place to create dialogue between the North and South Korean Red Cross in 1971 . Read More »

Animal rescue pilot missing after going unconscious over Gulf of Mexico


The Coast Guard is searching off the Southeast Texas coast after a small plane that left from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City was reported missing on a flight to Central Texas. An H-C 130 Hercules jet out of Clearwater, Florida is now searching. Several animal rescues remembered Bill Kinsinger as a beloved pilot in post on social media. Read More »

Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran


Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-government slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that have plagued the people of the country. The head of Tehran's Revolutionary Court, Musa Ghazanfarabadi, said protesters would be tried soon and the ringleaders could be charged with "moharebeh" - an Islamic term meaning warring against God - which carries the death penalty. Read More »

Erdogan says US verdict part of 'serious plot chain' against Turkey


He did not say to which accords he was referring to. "The U.S. court, in a process carried out by relying on so-called "evidence", which is fake and open to political exploitation, . "Along with the prior guilty plea of Reza Zarrab , two men at the heart of this massive and brazen scheme that blew a billion-dollar hole in the Iran sanctions regime now stand convicted of serious federal crimes", Kim said . Read More »

Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people


At least 15 people were killed and nearly 20 others were wounded in an explosion in Banaee area in Kabul's PD9 on Thursday evening. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the centre before storming it. Read More »

Roy Moore charge Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him


In a Washington Post article on November 9, Corfman and three other women accused Moore of pursuing them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. Corfman said Moore abused her, then "called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct". Ms. Corfman resisted Mr. Moore and asked him to take her home. Read More »

UIDAI denies any breach or leak of Aadhaar data


UIDAI, the Aadhaar governing body further stated that the Aadhaar information can only be accessed by designated personnel and state government officials, and the search facility is available for the goal of grievance redressal. It said the authority maintains complete log and traceability of its search facility and any misuse was traceable. In its point-by-point response to UIDAI's denial, the newspaper said UIDAI's admission that the search facility on its website had been "misused" did ... Read More »

Trump and Bannon's War of Words


Wolff and the book's publishers were not cowed by legal threats however, with the announcement it would be released ahead of schedule. In another excerpt from the book, published on Thursday by the Hollywood Reporter , Wolff recounted the moment when Walsh quit on March 30 after the administration and the GOP's latest failure to pass health care legislation that would have delivered on Trump's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

As unrest continues, Iran's United Nations envoy blasts USA over 'grotesque' meddling


Iranian citizens' leaderless protests started by taking aim at high living costs and unemployment but quickly grew into shows of dissatisfaction with Iran's Middle East policy and the country's religious leadership. On Wednesday, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps pinned the number at 15,000. Pence doubled down on that stance overnight, blaming the Obama administration for failing to help Iran's "brave protesters" in mass protests in 2009. Read More »

Mueller learned of Trump attempt to stop Sessions recusal — NYTimes

While U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman, Southern District of CA said his office is committed to enforcing the laws enacted by Congress, which treats marijuana as an illegal controlled substance. Even fewer states have moved to take away guns already owned by medical marijuana patients, she said. Still, the Sessions memo drew immediate condemnation from Colorado Sen. Read More »

Israeli MPs approve 'death penalty for terrorists' bill


As the law stands now, a panel of three military judges must unanimously approve any death penalty in military courts . Because of Israel's dual legal system, which generally tries Israelis in civilian courts and Palestinians in military courts (where the death penalty would be introduced), Israelis would generally not face execution. Read More »

Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported


A USA citizen was killed in the accident, while the nationalities of the injured were not revealed. The balloon was travelling over the ancient city when it was forced off course and into a mountainous area by strong winds, according to reports. Read More »

Flight cancellations, tips on flying in winter conditions


They were all from or headed to Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. "It's just a nightmare", traveler Spencer Wrench said . Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) has scrubbed 686 flights and LaGuardia (LGA) has cancelled 540. Most airlines have been letting customers change reservations without incurring a fee, usually up to $200 on USA flights . "We were supposed to leave at 11, got pushed back to 8, hopefully we can get out before the storm comes". Read More »

US State Department points Pakistan as violator of Religious Freedom


The designations were made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on December 22 in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act, according to Nauert. The re-designated countries were China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea , Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. "The United States remains committed to working with governments, civil society organizations, and religious leaders to advance religious freedom around the world", it said. Read More »

Woman Was Assaulted On Vegas Flight


The attendants kept the woman in the back of the plane and offered her a different seat, and while they were talking to the victim, Ramamoorthy's wife came to the back to see what was going on, Jawad said. Spirit Airline officials did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesman with Spirit Airlines said in an email that it is cooperating with law enforcement. Read More »

$50000 Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Wilkes County


The Powerball pot continues to swell because no one won with Wednesday's numbers of 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, and the Powerball number, 12. This is the first time that both multi-state lotteries have reached more than $400 million each. So that raises the question, what are the chance of winning both games this week and walking away with jackpots totaling almost $1 billion? "As always, they are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets as they are bearer instruments". Read More »

North Korea hit its own city in missile launch blunder


According to The Diplomat , the missile never flew higher than 70 kilometers as its first stage engines shut down just minutes into the flight. But a North Korea failed missile test that crashed in Tokchon, a North Korean city, reveals the roadblocks the country faces as it tries to develop a serious weapons program. Read More »

Massive winter storm threatens NY with snow and floods


Governor Andrew M Cuomo of New York also declared a state of emergency for the southern part of the state, including Westchester County, New York City and Long Island. Three people were reported dead in Texas due to the cold temperatures. Almost 500 members of the National Guard were activated along the east coast to assist with emergency response, including 200 in NY state. Read More »

United States suspends most aid to Pakistan as it fails to curb terrorism

She told reporters that until Pakistan takes "decisive action " against those groups, security assistance was suspended. The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. Read More »

Here's What To Do With CSX Corporation (CSX), LiLAC Group (LILA)

It has outperformed by 1.56% the S&P500. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Msa Safety Inc (MSA) by 2.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 67% are positive. JetBlue Airways Corporation's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.25, according to consensus of 13 analysts. Read More »

Damian Lillard Reportedly to Return from Hamstring Injury vs. Cavaliers


Although he was healthy enough, Portland (19-17) opted against playing Lillard in Monday night's overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls so that he wouldn't face a back-to-back set of games upon his return. But Portland could get a boost from the return of Lillard, who told NBC Sports Northwest's Jason Quick that he planned on returning to the lineup for Tuesday night's game. Read More »

Hamlin Capital Management LLC Purchases 11426 Shares of Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)

The stock managed -0.13% fall and now stands at $46.16 as of 12/29/2017. About 3.60 million shares traded. YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME) has risen 17.98% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. The insider BRYANT ANDY D sold 89,087 shares worth $3.99M. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 1,487,054 shares of company stock worth $65,800,132. Read More »

Georgia fans crashed StubHub looking for title tickets after Oklahoma game


StubHub said demand for tickets to the national championship game was up 106 percent over this time last year, when Clemson and Alabama were set to play for the second straight year and the game was in Tampa, Florida. On Tuesday afternoon, their cheapest ticket to get in to Georgia-Alabama was going for $2,175. The game will be against either Clemson or Alabama. In late November, prices for the title game on resale sites were hovering around $1,200 for any fan who wanted to take a chance. Read More »

At least 75 vehicles involved in crash on Thruway


The collisions happened on the eastbound portion of the New York State Thruway in Lancaster, CBS affiliate WIVB-TV reports . There were two very serious injuries, one critical, he added. Drivers should expect delays and are urged to find alternate routes. The Skyway in downtown Buffalo was closed in both directions and schools started cancelling afternoon activities even before the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for northern Erie County early Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Florida to provide Puerto Rico high school diplomas to eligible evacuees


THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. will send five members of its line crew and administrative staff to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to help in its ongoing restoration and recovery effort. Providing mutual assistance is not new to APS. CUC Executive Director Executive Gary Camacho informed the board on Monday about their memorandum of understanding with the American Public Power Association or APPA. Read More »

Israeli politicians pass law to hamper division of Jerusalem


No other countries have their embassies in Jerusalem, with a long-standing global consensus that the city's status should be decided in a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians . Now, the expected to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would be a symbol of Israel's sovereignty over the city. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Trump's move premature and warned of "mass protests" as other Democrats also criticized the announcement. Read More »

Preston's Irish defender Kevin O'Connor bags €1m lottery win


Preston North End's Kevin O'Connor was visiting family in Ireland when he found out he had won a million euros. O'Connor was the recipient of the lucky ticket from his godfather and uncle, Peadar Murphy , who lives in Castlebridge, near Flanagan's Centra Supermarket where he bought the winning ticket on December 14th last. Read More »

Gretchen Carlson in as Board Chair of Miss America Organization


Significantly, the decision comes after Carlson and fellow former Miss Americas Mallory Hagan and Kate Shindle banded together behind a petition last week demanding that the entire Miss America Organization board step down . It is not yet clear what will happen to the vacant CEO position. "Honoured to move this iconic program forward with so many awesome volunteers", Carlson tweeted , linking to a story from HuffPost, which first reported the news. Read More »

Wake students left waiting in cold after school buses didn't start


Luten said the length of the delays reported online may be inaccurate, but many parents took to social media saying their kids waited at bus stops for almost an hour in the cold. All schools will accept students when they arrive. Fort Mill is the only other school district in York, Chester and Lancaster counties that is scheduled to have class Wednesday. Read More »