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Salvadorans to lose protected status in the US Salvadorans to lose protected status in the US
- January 09, 2018

Salvadorans make up the largest portion of individuals covered by so-called temporary protected status, which shields about 320,000 people in the US from deportation, according to the Congressional Research Service . But Ms. Nielsen said she was abiding by the letter of the law, which only allows TPS to be granted when the home country is not able to handle the return of its own people. (more...)
Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower
- January 09, 2018

New York's fire department said the fire broke out before 7 am (local time), the USA news channel CBS reported . There were no evacuations and no one was reported injured, the spokesman said. The President in Washington D.C.at the time of the incident. There was an unconfirmed report that two civilians and one firefighter received non-life threatening injuries. (more...)
Trump says he's delaying 'Fake News Awards' until mid-January Trump says he's delaying 'Fake News Awards' until mid-January
- January 08, 2018

He added that the victor of such an award should get a "fake news trophy". The president gave an exclusive, 30-minute interview, with no aides around, to The New York Times' Mike Schmidt last week while at his club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. (more...)
Arctic Air, Bringing Dangerous Wind Chills, Settles in Following Snowstorm Arctic Air, Bringing Dangerous Wind Chills, Settles in Following Snowstorm
- January 08, 2018

However, the winds made it feel like it was below zero most of the day. Problem is that tonight the winds won't subside that much, which will create dangerously cold conditions with wind chills anywhere from 10 to 25 below zero, maybe even 30 to the north. (more...)
Stephen Bannon apologies for calling Donald Trump jnr 'treasonous' Stephen Bannon apologies for calling Donald Trump jnr 'treasonous'
- January 08, 2018

Despite having " no knowledge " of the meeting, Miller said he was certain all of the allegations in Wolff's book are "a pure work of fiction" and "nothing but a pile of trash through and through". Growing frustrated as Miller began evading questions and repeating his talking points, and glowing praise of Trump, Tapper cut him off early and went to a commercial. (more...)
MI stores in new round of Sears & Kmart closings MI stores in new round of Sears & Kmart closings
- January 08, 2018

Liquidation sales will begin in mid-January. "In the process ... we will continue to close some unprofitable stores". Midland, Austin, and Houston will all see one Sears location close while Portland, TX will see it's Kmart close. In July 2015, Sears Holdings created New York-based Seritage Growth Properties , an independent real estate investment trust (REIT), to better manage its remaining assets and to take on the role of a landlord. (more...)
Amid Transport Strike, Tamil Nadu MLA Drives Government Bus Amid Transport Strike, Tamil Nadu MLA Drives Government Bus
- January 07, 2018

To give some relief to the passengers few buses including the private ones hired on the contract were operated by the government with police protection to prevent any untoward incidents. General Secretary of DMK-backed LPF, M Shanmugam, said they were not anxious about action from the government since any protest would attract action. (more...)
Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term
- January 07, 2018

The Special Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) court in Ranchi also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD ) chief. "We will go to the High Court after studying the sentence and apply for a bail", said Tejashwi Yadav , RJD leader and son of Lalu Prasad. (more...)
Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died
- January 07, 2018

Forty-three years ago, Young - then a Navy test pilot - tuned in on a small, black-and-white television at the Naval Air Test Center in Florida as President John Kennedy addressed the nation. On Apollo 10 , in May 1969, Nasa performed what it called "a full dress rehearsal" for landing men on the moon two months later. Young was reassigned in 1987 as special assistant for engineering, operations and safety at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, a move he viewed as punishment for his ... (more...)
Trump shamelessly uses Trump shamelessly uses "Dreamers" as leverage for border wall funding
- January 07, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate Democratic whip, smiles as he heads for a weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Pro-immigration activists have pushed Democrats to use the threat of a government shutdown at the January 19 funding deadline in order to pass a "clean" DACA bill, with no concessions to Trump's demands. (more...)
Ice, freezing rain possible Sunday Ice, freezing rain possible Sunday
- January 06, 2018

Hall County's interim emergency management director, Casey Ramsey, put the word out to first responders on Friday , warning of a "very high probability" of freezing rain overnight Sunday and into the morning on Monday . Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 3. SUNDAY: Cloudy, windy and mild with a 50% chance of showers or drizzle. (more...)
Trump's threat to cut Palestinian aid worries many in Israel Trump's threat to cut Palestinian aid worries many in Israel
- January 06, 2018

Tensions between the USA and Palestinians reached a breaking point after Trump's December 6 recognition of the Israeli capital, with the Palestinian leadership declaring that it would no longer accept Washington as a peace broker. "Now he dares to blame the Palestinians for the consequences of his own irresponsible actions!" "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the state of Palestine and it is not for sale for gold or billions", Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told AFP. (more...)
US warns Iran at UN US warns Iran at UN
- January 06, 2018

Iran has witnessed rallies in the past few days over price hikes and economic woes in some cities, but some suspicious rioters, who have been accused of being foreign-backed, have taken the protest so far by damaging public property and attacking police forces. (more...)
CAPTAIN MARVEL Adds DeWANDA WISE (Could She Be Monica Rambeau?) CAPTAIN MARVEL Adds DeWANDA WISE (Could She Be Monica Rambeau?)
- January 06, 2018

As for Monica Rambeau , she held the Captain Marvel mantle during her first appearance in The Amazing Spiderman #16 in 1982, but has come into her own and is now known as Photon or Spectrum. Captain Marvel - Marvel's first film to center on a female hero - is set to open March 8, 2019 . As a rising actor in the Hollywood system, Wise should be in great company for her first major blockbuster role. (more...)
North Korea hit its own city in missile launch blunder North Korea hit its own city in missile launch blunder
- January 05, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un discussing weapons in Pyongyang. North Korea would eventually claim to have successfully tested the Hwasong-12 following another launch on May 14 , when the missile flew 430 miles, reaching an altitude of more than 1,245 miles before landing in the sea, 60 miles south of Russia's Vladivostok region. (more...)
Man Accused Of Sexual Assault On Spirit Airlines Flight Man Accused Of Sexual Assault On Spirit Airlines Flight
- January 05, 2018

The horrified passenger woke up and allegedly found her shirt and trousers unbuttoned, and the man's hand inside her trousers. She also said the couple had requested a flight attendant seat the woman elsewhere. He initially told authorities that he was also asleep, and that the woman had fallen asleep on his knee and he wasn't sure where he had kept his hand. (more...)
Storm forces dozens of flight cancellations at Ottawa airport Storm forces dozens of flight cancellations at Ottawa airport
- January 05, 2018

AirTrain service to JFK has been suspended and replaced by bus service. In NYC , the rapidly intensifying storm, dubbed a " bomb cyclone ", dumped as much as 13 inches. On Wednesday, states as south as SC and Florida saw some snowfall. On Wednesday, areas of the US that typically do not get large amounts of snow, such as Florida, Georgia and SC, saw accumulations of up to 5.5 inches. (more...)
Charge for coffee cups will help tackle packaging waste, say MPs Charge for coffee cups will help tackle packaging waste, say MPs
- January 05, 2018

In Gosport, coffee cup firm Huhtamaki - which manufactures coffee cups for Starbucks - is aiming to introduce disposal points for coffee cups in the town, working alongside Gosport Borough Council. "There is no excuse for the ongoing reluctance from government and industry to address coffee cup waste". If all disposable coffee cups are recycled by 2023 , that will require a lot of infrastructure - there are only three recycling facilities in the United Kingdom that can split the paper from ... (more...)
Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported
- January 05, 2018

Officials in Egypt said the balloon crashed carrying the group of tourists, after strong winds forced the balloon off course. Other balloons had taken off around the same time but landed safely, the officials added, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. (more...)
U.S. warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks U.S. warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks
- January 03, 2018

Washington's Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley dismissed the utility of possible direct talks between North and South Korea, warning that a harder line is necessary in light of reports that Pyongyang might be preparing for more ballistic missile tests . (more...)
23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze 23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze
- January 03, 2018

It was also reported that at least 150 firefighters were battling the fire. A fire destroyed a building and injured 23 people in NY yesterday, just days after the city's deadliest inferno in a quarter of a century. The fire is believed to have started in the Beverly Hills Furniture store on the street level of the four-floor building. One resident escaped the burning building with his three young children. (more...)
Consensus eludes triple talaq Bill; legislation not tabled in RS Consensus eludes triple talaq Bill; legislation not tabled in RS
- January 03, 2018

Most parties are against the provision for jailing offenders - they say they don't want a civil matter to be criminalised. The Congress had moved amendments to certain provisions of the bill in the Lok Sabha , but did not press for a vote. (more...)
Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots
- January 03, 2018

The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million. 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". (more...)
South Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation South Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation
- January 02, 2018

Professor Kim Hyun-Wook at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy said the North was trying to use the Olympics to improve ties with the South despite tensions with the U.S. But North Korea has so far snubbed his overtures, including an offer to hold inter-Korean military talks about ceasing hostile activities along the border, as it tested missiles at an unprecedented pace. (more...)
Unsafe wind chills, bitter cold Unsafe wind chills, bitter cold
- January 02, 2018

We may warm above the freezing mark Sunday . Be safe and Happy New Year! Here is your weather authority forecast for the morning of Sunday , December 31. Afternoon temperatures though will recuperate back in the lower 50s with finally some sunshine. Lake effect snow also was forecast in a portion of northern in through Sunday evening. (more...)
Doctor's strike observes today against National Commission Bill Doctor's strike observes today against National Commission Bill
- January 02, 2018

Doctors protested in parts of Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, as well. The IMA called the move anti-people. Parthiv Sanghvi of Indian Medical Association says that the central government has left us with no option but to call it a "black day" in the history of medical profession. (more...)
15 anti-regime protesters killed in Iran 15 anti-regime protesters killed in Iran
- January 02, 2018

In the latest development, state TV reported that six rioters were killed during an attack on a police station in the town of Qahdarijan when they tried to steal guns from the facility. Iran is failing at every level despite the awful deal made with them by the Obama Administration. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for a meaningful debate about the protesters' issues and said on Facebook that "the United Kingdom is watching events in Iran closely". (more...)
S.Korea offers high-ranking govt talks with N.Korea on January 9 S.Korea offers high-ranking govt talks with N.Korea on January 9
- January 02, 2018

North Korea had achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state. It also comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in said improvement of inter-Korean relations was linked to resolving the North's nuclear programme. In early December, the USA began another round of military exercises with South Korea , flying in F-22 fighter jets and other military aircraft. Adm. (more...)
Modi woos new voters Modi woos new voters
- January 01, 2018

I congratulate our youth & urge them to register themselves as voters. ".Indian democracy welcomes the voters of the 21st century, the "New India Voters". "Recently, I came to know of the inspiring story of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak ". During his Mann Ki Baat address, the PM also mentioned that head of all 10 ASEAN countries will be the chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations which is a matter of great pride for India. (more...)
Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected
- January 01, 2018

Thomas Wasula, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour on Sunday evening will make the temperatures hovering around 0 feel even colder. New Year's Eve, until 9 a.m. Expect wind chills to range from zero to 10 below zero. Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. (more...)
Multiple Deputies Down In Colorado; Residents Told To Shelter Multiple Deputies Down In Colorado; Residents Told To Shelter
- January 01, 2018

It was not clear how many people checked into the shelter. The suspect rammed a DCSO marked unit causing injury to a deputy. "He loved to serve", Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. There was no immediate word on the condition of the injured officers or civilians. He said four officers arrived at the same time to investigate. The deputies at the scene were responding to reports of a "domestic disturbance" at an apartment complex on East County Line Road in Littleton, Colorado, on ... (more...)
Ekiti APC hails Buhari over board appointments Ekiti APC hails Buhari over board appointments
- January 01, 2018

Abuja - The Presidency on Saturday explained the reasons why there are names of dead persons on the list of newly appointed chairmen and members of board of government parastatals and agencies released on Friday. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says there is nothing scandalous about the appointments made by his principal into boards of government agencies . (more...)
Viswanathan Anand regains World Rapid Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand regains World Rapid Chess Championship
- December 31, 2017

With this victory, Anand took a sweet revenge of his World Championship loss from the hands of Norweigan in 2013. His wife and manager Aruna Anand was also thrilled. It was as if the time stood still. Beating a player (Carlsen) who has been dominant in rapid and blitz rating lists was an accomplishment. However, Anand felt he had lost the plot after the first three games ended in draws. (more...)
Djokovic all set for return in Abu Dhabi Djokovic all set for return in Abu Dhabi
- December 31, 2017

Djokovic, however, believes that his decision to take time off would surely pay dividends at Melbourne Park. "It's pretty wonderful to play Serena and it's a great place to be here". However, in their last meeting on an outdoor hard court Bautista Agut pulled off his first win over the 12-time Grand Slam champion in Shanghai. "I am going to assess everything with Patrick [Mouratoglou, her coach] and my team". (more...)
Troy Quadruple Homicide: Mother, Girlfriend & 2 Kids Killed
- December 31, 2017

Shanta Myers , 36, Brandi Mells , 22, and two of Myers' three children - Shanise Myers , 5, and Jeremiah "JJ" Myers, 11 - were found tied up and slashed to death in their Second Avenue apartment on Tuesday. "After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said. "If you know something that could help us put the monster away who did this to my sister and her attractive babies, you've got to say something". (more...)
Eric Garner daughter of Erica dead at age 27 after heart attack Eric Garner daughter of Erica dead at age 27 after heart attack
- December 31, 2017

Garner reportedly suffered "major brain damage" from a heart attack she had last week and died at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday morning after being in a coma since December 23. "She was a contender, she was a warrior and she lost the fight", Snipes said of her girl. "We didn't deserve her", the account tweeted . In 2015, New York City agreed to pay $5.9m (£4.4m) to his family after a civil lawsuit. (more...)
Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church
- December 30, 2017

Egypt's state-run MENA news agency quoted an official anonymously as informing that the attack in Helwan was perpetrated by two attackers. The Interior Ministry did not explain the reason for the different accounts. Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area. Police have stepped up security measures around churches ahead of Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7, deploying officers outside Christian places of ... (more...)
Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on
- December 30, 2017

The Office also expresses hope that all sides use this positive development to make progress on their remaining commitments under the Minsk Agreements , beginning with all sides adhering to the ceasefire; engaging cooperatively to reduce the humanitarian suffering of civilians on both sides of the line of contact; and Russian Federation withdrawing its weapons and personnel from eastern Ukraine . (more...)
Himachal Congress MLA slaps lady constable, gets a tighter one in return Himachal Congress MLA slaps lady constable, gets a tighter one in return
- December 30, 2017

Kumari, 57, was allegedly restricted by the police' from entering the party headquarters after which she took offence and slapped a woman constable. However, she said the constable pushed her and abused her. The matter was highlighted after the woman constable slapped Kumari back in a fit of rage. Asha Kumari is the All India Congress Committee secretary and AICC in-charge of Punjab. (more...)
Maryville offers real Christmas tree disposal Maryville offers real Christmas tree disposal
- December 30, 2017

Whatever you do with it, you should remove all tinsel , ornaments, lights and other decorations - including the Christmas tree stand - before disposing of it. Flocked trees accepted. Drop off trees through January 8 at Valley Center Elementary School lower parking lot, 28751 Cole Grade Road; put trees in collection containers. (more...)
Petersburg explosion in supermarket injures 10 Petersburg explosion in supermarket injures 10
- December 30, 2017

A motive has yet to be determined, and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. The Investigative Committee, the nation's top investigative agency, opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder, and confirmed that four people were taken to hospital while six of the injured were treated at the scene. (more...)
Eric Garner's daughter Erica reportedly declared brain dead after massive heart attack Eric Garner's daughter Erica reportedly declared brain dead after massive heart attack
- December 29, 2017

You can nearly say that the day the NY police officer took Eric Garner's life unnecessarily with a vicious chokehold in Staten Island in 2014, he also squeezed out most of the life of his daughter Erica. Chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD , and a ruling by the New York City medical examiner found Eric Garner died due to "compression of neck (choke hold)". (more...)
State Dept. to Resume Full Visa Services in Turkey State Dept. to Resume Full Visa Services in Turkey
- December 29, 2017

The US Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that "the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow the full resumption of visa services in Turkey". Turkey has blamed Gulen, a US-based Muslim leader, of being behind a failed coup attempt previous year, an accusation that Gulen has vehemently denied. (more...)
Police remain at apartment house where 4 bodies were found Police remain at apartment house where 4 bodies were found
- December 29, 2017

Autopsies are being performed today, Tedesco said. Four people were found dead in an apartment basement in Troy, N.Y., on Tuesday the day after Christmas and police are treating the "suspicious" scene as a quadruple homicide. "The emotions of a police officer is something you repress because there is a job to be done, but no one involved in this case is ever going to forget it". (more...)
Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result
- December 29, 2017

Swearing-in ceremonies for Jones are set for January 3 when the Senate reconvenes from its winter break. "I am looking forward to going to work for the people of Alabama in the new year", he said. The certification was complete at 1:10 p.m. Thursday. Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore reacted to Alabama finalizing the election results by again saying experts agree the election was "fraudulent". (more...)
Trump's Attack on Anna Wintour Steers Backlash Away From Vanity Fair Trump's Attack on Anna Wintour Steers Backlash Away From Vanity Fair
- December 29, 2017

The video was compiled by Vanity Fair's politics and business vertical The Hive . While the majority of the replies to the video decried it as sexist and mean-spirited, some attributed it to Vanity Fair's attempt to be "edgy," or amusing - albeit, even those Twitter users said the jokes mostly fell flat . (more...)
Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM
- December 28, 2017

Thakur's family members, including his 80-year-old widowed mother, who belongs to a remote village in Mandi district, attended the ceremony. The cabinet is complete as all 12 berths have been filled while two MLAs would be accommodated as speaker and deputy speaker. (more...)
Gas prices reach new heights in Florida Gas prices reach new heights in Florida
- December 28, 2017

The average daily gas price in the Detroit area is $2.62, representing a 22-cent increase from previous year. Gasoline in Georgia held steady at $2.27 for the average price of a gallon of gas compared to a week ago, that's 8 cents higher than a year ago. (more...)
United Kingdom woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers United Kingdom woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers
- December 28, 2017

Plummer insisted that the tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who required the painkillers for his chronic back pain. Jayne, of Hull, East Yorks., said: "Laura has got three years, but we have got a life sentence with this - our family will never be able to shake this off". (more...)
South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles
- December 27, 2017

Much of the discussion centered on North Korea. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says can reach anywhere on the USA mainland. (more...)