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Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations
- February 06, 2019

This one looks to bring us mainly rain, but some ice is also possible. With highs stuck in the upper 10s to mid 20s and breezy conditions, wind chills will be in the single digits both above and below zero. Skies will remain cloudy with freezing drizzle ending for the afternoon. Daytime highs will be near -7°C. Accumulations of snow should be below 2 inches, but strong winds from the north and very low wind chills will make things pretty uncomfortable. (more...)
Island's Chinese community celebrates the Year of the Pig Island's Chinese community celebrates the Year of the Pig
- February 06, 2019

If you are lucky enough to be born in the year of the pig you are believed to be optimistic , enthusiastic and hardworking. Qian's hometown, Suzhou in the Southern China , uses many traditional Chinese New Year customs from the region. (more...)
Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran' Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'
- February 05, 2019

Watch above, via CBS News, and read the full transcript of the interview here. Asked if he meant to use the base to strike Iran , Trump said it would be used only to "watch". The Pentagon's Inspector General issued a sobering report based on the Defense Department's own assessments Monday, calling Islamic State fighters a "battle-hardened" force capable of regaining territory in Syria if the USA lets up pressure by withdrawing. (more...)
Kim Summit 2.0 in Vietnam Kim Summit 2.0 in Vietnam
- February 05, 2019

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats also said that USA national security is threatened by climate change, while Trump thinks that global warming is not real. During an inter-Korean summit in September, North Korea's Kim expressed willingness to close Yongbyon if the United States took corresponding action. (more...)
Israel announces construction of new barrier along Gaza border Israel announces construction of new barrier along Gaza border
- February 05, 2019

According to a statement from the Defence Ministry, the new barrier will be 65 kilometres long and six metres high. The fence is created to "prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told media before the weekly cabinet meeting, the website France24 reported . (more...)
Osinbajo's helicopter crash-lands in Kogi Osinbajo's helicopter crash-lands in Kogi
- February 04, 2019

Josiah Choms, an executive at the Lagos-based firm, said Osinbajo was being conveyed in an Augusta AW139 chopper when it lost control as it was about to touch down at about 3:00 p.m.in Kabba, Kogi State. "God has kept us safe and alive, delivered us from death so we can do more for our people and country", he said. "NAF joins the nation in thanking God for sparing the life of the Vice President as well as other passengers and crew members involved in the mishap". (more...)
Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges
- February 04, 2019

Their bodies were found January 15 in Oklahoma, and three days later Marks was named a suspect. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office's initial tweet about the escape said Marks was facing three 'pending murder charges, ' but it didn't immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges. (more...)
Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP
- February 04, 2019

The X-Trail model was previously planned for production in the U.K.as announced in 2016 after the company and United Kingdom government worked out an agreement for future investment. This caused critics to claim the Government had struck a " sweetheart deal " wth the manufacturer, shielding it from possible post-Brexit EU tariffs. (more...)
Interim Budget has sops for voters, slips on fiscal deficit target again Interim Budget has sops for voters, slips on fiscal deficit target again
- February 03, 2019

By this measure, more than three crore middle class taxpayers stand to benefit. The Mega Pension Yojana, under which Rs 3,000 per month will given to unorganised sector employees, is a mammoth undertaking. The Union Budget for 2018-19 had set out a disinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore; while barely half of this has been achieved so far, Goyal said the government was confident of hitting the target. (more...)
Maduro threatens Venezuelan opposition leader with new elections Maduro threatens Venezuelan opposition leader with new elections
- February 03, 2019

The officer later confirmed he would not give further statements until given authorisation by "the commander-in-chief of the legal armed force which is President Juan Guaido". The previously little-known 35-year old industrial engineer has offered the military and public officials amnesty if they defect. Mr Guaido swore himself in as interim president in a direct challenge to Mr Maduro's rule, but still has no control over state institutions or any functions of day-to-day governance. (more...)
US Senate chief rebukes Trump over Syria pullout US Senate chief rebukes Trump over Syria pullout
- February 03, 2019

However, Trump's intelligence chiefs said ISIS still remains a threat in Syria and Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on the same note. "And American national security interests require continued commitment to our missions there". withdrawing. The Senate voted 68-23 to advance nonbinding legislation warning against a "precipitous withdrawal" from Syria and Afghanistan. Leaving Syria has become a political hot-button issue for many hawks, who argue variously that either ISIS isn't ... (more...)
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Breaks Silence On Gov Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Breaks Silence On Gov
- February 03, 2019

Ralph Northam has told a source he now believes it is not him in a racist yearbook photo and, despite mounting pressure to resign, that he will not do so, according a top Virginia Democratic source who spoke to the governor on Saturday. (more...)
Everything you need to know about where Cory Booker gets his money Everything you need to know about where Cory Booker gets his money
- February 02, 2019

In addition to Harris, D-Calif., Booker joins Sens. "I'm Cory Booker and I'm running for president of the United States of America". Booker's campaign manager will be Addisu Demissie, who managed California Democratic Gov. Booker's call for unity and Making America Proud, Not Ashamed, Of Its Elected Officials Again is precisely the message anyone who's followed his career would expect. (more...)
Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation
- February 01, 2019

Now, a conference committee of House and Senate leaders is working to "deliver language that allows Democrats to say they held firm on the wall and Trump to claim victory, all while avoiding another shutdown". "I could see myself doing something for DACA but I want to find out what the Supreme Court is going to do first", Trump told the Caller, adding that he believes its "highly unlikely" that the issue will come up. (more...)
United States polar vortex 2019: U.S. faces historic low temperatures United States polar vortex 2019: U.S. faces historic low temperatures
- February 01, 2019

The painfully cold weather system holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to a record low in northern IL on Thursday, but a dramatic swing of as much as 80 degrees is expected by early next week. (more...)
Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive' Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive'
- February 01, 2019

Mr Trump past year pulled out of an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran put in place under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama , and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. He said, "Moscow's relationship with Beijing is closer than it's been in many decades ". The president also told reporters during the meeting with the manufacturers that he has an agreement for the location of the next summit with North Korea, which the White House has said will be at the end of February. (more...)
US sends first Central American asylum seeker to Mexico under new policy US sends first Central American asylum seeker to Mexico under new policy
- February 01, 2019

The US embassy in Mexico City confirmed in a statement that Washington had begun implementing the new policy , Trump's latest bid to curb illegal immigration. The Mexican government has said repeatedly that it disagrees with the policy, which officials argue is being imposed on the country by the United States. (more...)
Brexit deadlock not game of chicken, says Simon Coveney Brexit deadlock not game of chicken, says Simon Coveney
- January 31, 2019

Ahead of the next crucial Commons debate, Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister and deputy prime minister, insisted the backstop was "part of a balanced package that isn't going to change" insisting it was only part of the withdrawal agreement because of the UK's red lines. (more...)
Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation
- January 31, 2019

The special counsel disclosed the apparent online leak as part of its argument against allowing Concord's American attorneys to share sensitive information with individuals in Russian Federation, including Prigozhin, as the attorneys have requested. (more...)
Malaysia Goodson: Mom Dies in NYC Subway Stairs Fall Malaysia Goodson: Mom Dies in NYC Subway Stairs Fall
- January 31, 2019

Police say Goodson was found unresponsive on the platform around 8pm Monday and was pronounced dead in the hospital, the Guardian reports . Goodson's 1-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was found underneath her in good condition, sources said . (more...)
Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT
- January 31, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 30 due to inclement weather. The decision is ultimately up to the superintendent with student safety being a top priority. But with wind chill, there's not so much to see. "And so you know, that one is a little tougher with the cold". As a reminder, we now have a two-hour late start scheduled for this Wednesday, January 30, for professional development. (more...)
Snow pummels Midwest as millions prepare for life-threatening cold Snow pummels Midwest as millions prepare for life-threatening cold
- January 30, 2019

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Even if the record is not broken, the National Weather Service in Chicago is calling this week's forecast "life-threatening extreme cold" that "can lead to rapid onset of frostbite and hypothermia ". (more...)
Toronto McArthur Enters Guilty Plea News Centre News Toronto McArthur Enters Guilty Plea News Centre News
- January 30, 2019

The remains of his eighth victim were found at a ravine near the same property. "That is why I was so determined to help ensure that the independent external review now underway is open, transparent and very much community driven", Tory said in a statement released after McArthur pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of eight men. (more...)
Five officers wounded in Houston shooting Five officers wounded in Houston shooting
- January 30, 2019

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted: "I am waiting to get a status report ". Four of the officers were shot, and one was injured during the exchange of gunfire. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement asking all Texans to pray for the wounded police officers. The suspect ran down the street before police were able to take him into custody and transport him to a hospital. (more...)
Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed' Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'
- January 30, 2019

He said some of those conversations included "general discussion of the Special Counsel's investigation in which I gave my views on such matters as Bob Mueller's high integrity and various media reports". Trump has repeatedly denounced the investigation as a " political witch hunt " and fervently denied there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. (more...)
Roger Stone expected to plead not guilty to federal charges today Roger Stone expected to plead not guilty to federal charges today
- January 30, 2019

While Corsi can not definitively prove Stone coordinated these leaks, the conversation that the two of them allegedly shared on the matter is yet more evidence that Stone had intimate inside knowledge of the stolen emails - and was a source for the Trump campaign on the matter. (more...)
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz confirms he's considering 2020 run Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz confirms he's considering 2020 run
- January 29, 2019

Bloomberg released a statement on Monday claiming that such an independent candidacy - which Schultz said on " 60 Minutes " that he is considering - would split the anti-Trump vote. Schultz is on tour for his book " From the Ground Up ". Some Democrats are already saying another billionaire businessman and political neophyte who thinks he can solve USA problems as an independent would hive off votes in favor of Trump's re-election. (more...)
Trump administration sanctions Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Trump administration sanctions Venezuela’s state-owned oil company
- January 29, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after Guaido declared himself interim president, citing a fraudulent election. If Maduro doesn't comply with this demand, the European Union said it "will take further actions, including on the issue of recognition of the country's leadership in line with article 233 of the Venezuelan constitution". (more...)
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone says he'll plead not guilty Former Trump adviser Roger Stone says he'll plead not guilty
- January 29, 2019

Roger Stone , former aide to President Donald Trump , called an investigation into his possible connection to a Russian email hacking scheme during the 2016 Presidential Election a "witch hunt". Corsi said he would advise Stone not to underestimate the amount of information already in Mueller's possession. The indictment says that by June and July 2016, Stone told senior Trump campaign officials that WikiLeaks had obtained documents that could be damaging to Clinton's campaign. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch issued ahead of Monday’s snowstorm Winter Storm Watch issued ahead of Monday’s snowstorm
- January 28, 2019

Gusty winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. A winter storm watch remains in effect from 1 a.m. Friday to Saturday morning. On Wednesday, the evening low is expected to reach 20 below zero. While temperatures are dipping below zero, they have not beat the 1985 record for coldest temperature of 27 below zero. Gusty winds both Wednesday and Thursday will create unsafe wind chills near 20 below zero by Thursday morning! Very cold temperatures and heavy snow are expected. (more...)
Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line
- January 28, 2019

The Saturday evening announcement that the missions would remain open was a retreat after days of bellicose rhetoric prompted by the USA decision to recognize National Assembly leader Juan Guaido as the nation's rightful head of state. (more...)
Deal reached to temporarily reopen U.S. government Deal reached to temporarily reopen U.S. government
- January 28, 2019

After polls showed Americans increasingly blamed him for the situation, Trump on Friday signed a measure to fund the government for three weeks as congressional negotiators try to work out a bill to fully fund it through September 30. Constitution. A little more than half of those employees are considered essential and are working without pay - including airport screeners and controllers. (more...)
Greece Ratifies New Name For Neighbor: North Macedonia Greece Ratifies New Name For Neighbor: North Macedonia
- January 28, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the Greek parliament's ratification of a deal to end a 27-year dispute over neighboring Macedonia's name. The name agreement has been a rare positive news story in the Balkans, a region riddled with complex disagreements and tense relations between neighbours. (more...)
Arctic Air Brings Dangerous Wind Chill Temperatures Arctic Air Brings Dangerous Wind Chill Temperatures
- January 28, 2019

The United States will feel the brunt of an all-out Arctic assult as dangerously cold temperatures settle in next week. From this Sunday evening overnight into Monday morning heavy snow and blowing snow is expected over this same area. (more...)
Not Filing Charges Against Patterson Not Filing Charges Against Patterson
- January 27, 2019

Three months later, on January 10, Closs escaped her abductor's secluded home and approached a woman walking her dog for help. The 13-year-old was missing for 88 days when she was found walking down a road in frigid weather without a coat and gloves. (more...)
Louisiana Shooting - 5 Dead Louisiana Shooting - 5 Dead
- January 27, 2019

Crystal DeYoung is Billy Ernest's sister. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Billy Ernest , 43, Tanner Ernest , 17, and Summer Ernest , 20 were killed in the shooting. In May, he shared a post saying "If you have a problem with me, tell me". At least five people are dead in Louisiana as law enforcement officers search for a suspected gunman who is considered to be armed and risky. (more...)
Hamas Refuses Money from Qatar, Objects to Israeli Conditions Hamas Refuses Money from Qatar, Objects to Israeli Conditions
- January 27, 2019

Israel regards Hamas as an implacable Islamist enemy, but fears that instability in Gaza will spill over into violence against Israelis. In a statement, the officials said that forcible transfer is a "grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention", and called on the Israeli authorities to "cease settlement construction, and abide by their obligations as an occupying power under global humanitarian law and worldwide human rights law". (more...)
Trump announces deal to reopen government temporarily Trump announces deal to reopen government temporarily
- January 27, 2019

Standing alone in the Rose Garden, Trump said that he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until February 15 and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall. Recent polls found Trump bore the blame for the shutdown. The agreement will provide full government funding through February 15th. It also marks a pivotal reversal for Trump, who previously said he would veto any bill that does not include border wall funding and threatened to declare a ... (more...)
Venezuelan military official breaks with Nicolas Maduro, backs opposition
- January 27, 2019

The Trump administration announced it was recognizing the 35-year-old leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly quickly after his oath, leading Maduro to say that he was breaking all diplomatic ties with the United States and expelling US diplomats. (more...)
Trump says no alternative plan for SOTU, will wait out partial shutdown Trump says no alternative plan for SOTU, will wait out partial shutdown
- January 27, 2019

U.S. House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. President Donald Trump as they meet with her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , U.S., December 11, 2018. (more...)
Onnoghen's suspension: Senate to reconvene on Tuesday Onnoghen's suspension: Senate to reconvene on Tuesday
- January 27, 2019

Onnoghen had been on the verge of swearing in judges of election tribunals. According to Buhari, Onnoghen's suspension is the result of an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), before whom the suspended CJN is standing trial for fraudulent declaration of assets. (more...)
President Trump reopens government for three weeks President Trump reopens government for three weeks
- January 26, 2019

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi , a Democrat , told reporters earlier she was willing to meet Trump to discuss the shutdown . The longest government shutdown in USA history will continue after the Senate took up two separate bills, with both failing to garner enough votes to pass. (more...)
RTHK: Airbus blasts London over Brexit uncertainty RTHK: Airbus blasts London over Brexit uncertainty
- January 26, 2019

Enders" comments come on the heels of plans by two firms to relocate global or regional headquarters outside Britain and concerns voiced by business groups over the government's refusal to rule out a "no-deal' Brexit if it can not win parliamentary support for its preferred withdrawal plan. (more...)
Venezuela foils uprising by National Guardsmen; massive protest march announced for Wednesday Venezuela foils uprising by National Guardsmen; massive protest march announced for Wednesday
- January 25, 2019

The unrest, which lasted in some places until Tuesday morning, was a small taste of what may come on Wednesday when protesters are set to mobilize behind National Assembly president Juan Guaido . "We stand with you, and we will stay with you until Democracy is restored and you reclaim your birthright of Libertad". Because the military is the only institution with the power to either perpetuate Maduro's reign or overthrow him, Venezuela is expected to continue on its current path until a ... (more...)
Saudi sisters killed themselves, says medical examiner Saudi sisters killed themselves, says medical examiner
- January 25, 2019

Sisters Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, who were found dead last October , died by drowning, according to New York Chief Medical Examiner Dr. The sisters disappeared from their family's Fairfax home on August 23, making their way to NY, police said. Financial records obtained by police indicate that they stayed at "a number of high-end hotels", routinely ordering meals. (more...)
Tensions Between Israel and Iran Rise Over Syria Tensions Between Israel and Iran Rise Over Syria
- January 24, 2019

The latest round of attacks between Israel and Iran began with a series of Israeli airstrikes Sunday on Iranian targets in Syria, attacks that have become nearly routine. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the missile had been fired by "an Iranian force from the Damascus area, from inside territory that [the Syrian government] promised would not host an Iranian presence". (more...)
Four charged with planning attack on Muslims in NY Four charged with planning attack on Muslims in NY
- January 24, 2019

According to Phelan's account, after the complaint was made about the 16-year-old's comment, investigators interviewed the student as well as the student in the cellphone image, who was later was released. It serves as the headquarters for an organization called Muslims of America, which operates similar communities throughout the United States, according to a 2017 Associated Press story. (more...)
Sweden says North Korea talks 'constructive' Sweden says North Korea talks 'constructive'
- January 23, 2019

North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-hui and the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, are holding talks, which began Saturday, in Stockholm, Sweden, to discuss what kind of steps North Korea will offer to shed its nuclear weapons, and incentives that United States will provide in return. (more...)
Wild weather: Expect snow, freezing rain, relative warmth, cold's return Wild weather: Expect snow, freezing rain, relative warmth, cold's return
- January 23, 2019

Ice and snow are expected to make for trecherous travel conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning , across the metro Detroit area. Our system features plenty of wind, rain and cloud cover for Wednesday . THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Not a ton of additional accumulation through the day, another couple of inches at best, especially south of Buffalo across higher elevations. (more...)
Trump cancels United States delegation to Davos forum due to shutdown Trump cancels United States delegation to Davos forum due to shutdown
- January 22, 2019

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland , next week due to the partial US government shutdown. "In light of the grave threats caused by the President's action, the delegation has chose to postpone the trip so as not to further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights", Hammill said. (more...)