Met Office issues travel warnings as heavy snow expected

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on the roads after Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for the whole of Ireland. "A spell of snow is likely across parts of northern England and southern Scotland on Friday morning", said... More..

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OR court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

OR court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple

The Kleins (husband and wife owners of the since-closed Sweetcakes by Melissa) argue, among other things, that enforcement of the nondiscrimination law against them violates their religious freedom rights under...More..

South Korea says 'comfort women' deal flawed, but Japan warns against change
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

South Korea says 'comfort women' deal flawed, but Japan warns against change

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that the wartime sexual slavery issue of "comfort women" can not be resolved by a 2015 agreement with Japan after a government panel said it failed the victi...More..

by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Sister of Sydney actress dies in hospital after Boxing Day crash

Jessica Falkholt played Hope Morrison in Home and Away for 16 episodes. Her sister Jessica, 28, remains in a critical condition in Sydney's St George hospital , surrounded by loved ones. Whitall's son Sha...More..

Panel raps Park for halting North-South project
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Panel raps Park for halting North-South project

Relations between the US and North Korea have intensified over the past year as Pyongyang refuses to give up its nuclear weapons. The panel was launched by Seoul's unification ministry in September. Seoul sai...More..

NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve

Nigro said. Mariah Carey, who was last year humiliated by mic problems at the annual televised ball-drop, pop singer Nick Jonas and the former Fifth Harmony vocalist Camila Cabello are set to provide the ente...More..

Russian Federation slams USA plan to sell anti-missile system to Japan
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Russian Federation slams USA plan to sell anti-missile system to Japan

Japan's cabinet approved a plan last week to buy two US-built Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, state broadcaster NHK reported , as the country faces increasing hostility from neighboring North Korea. "In...More..

From soccer icon to president of Liberia — George Weah
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

From soccer icon to president of Liberia — George Weah

The ex-Liberian worldwide played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille. Commonly known as Ma Ellen, Johnson Sirleaf defeated Weah in two pr...More..

Van crashes into downtown Seattle building
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Van crashes into downtown Seattle building

Another patient initially reported as connected to the crash was, in fact, not involved, Clements said. The van driver sustained minor injuries. A shuttle van jumped a sidewalk and crashed into a building i...More..

Blake Griffin: Los Angeles Clippers star forward may return vs
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Blake Griffin: Los Angeles Clippers star forward may return vs

LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin could return from a sprain of his left medial collateral ligament as soon as Friday, when the Clippers face the Los Angeles Lakers , according to coach Doc Rivers . struggl...More..

US, Israel Sign Secret Deal to Cooperate Against Iran
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

US, Israel Sign Secret Deal to Cooperate Against Iran

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air power, Shi'ite militias supported by Iran and local fighters from the Druze sect have besieged the rebel enclave around Beit Jin for weeks. An Israeli TV report details ...More..

Gov. Hutchinson: Prepayment of Property Taxes up to County Officials
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Gov. Hutchinson: Prepayment of Property Taxes up to County Officials

Only 28 percent of tax filers take the state and local deduction at all, according to the most recent data compiled by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. "There's really not much in terms of property taxes that ...More..

Kidnapping Victim Thrown from I-430 Bridge into AR River, Survives
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Kidnapping Victim Thrown from I-430 Bridge into AR River, Survives

Monday. One man is behind bars while police search for another suspect after the pair allegedly threw an Arkansas woman into a freezing cold river after she witnessed a fatal shooting. Another unidentified pe...More..

Mehbooba inducts brother Tassaduq Mufti into cabinet
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Mehbooba inducts brother Tassaduq Mufti into cabinet

Vohra administered the oath of office and secrecy, to the three ministers at Raj Bhavan here. The induction of two new faces in the Cabinet necessitated changes in the portfolios of some PDP ministers. Mufti,...More..

CT joins states suing EPA over pollution
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

CT joins states suing EPA over pollution

Besides New York, the eight downwind states are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. New York Democrat Eric Schneiderman is the leading attorney general in t...More..

by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Can a China reset defang North Korea?

Curiously, there are hints of common ground between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping over North Korea, though plenty of reason to be skeptical. Trump says he considers himself flexible ...More..

by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Met Éireann issue weather warning for the entire country

Temperatures are expected to start the day at around -1°C rising to 4°C with rain and sleet among the snow. However, the snow is not set to last - rain will follow, clearing any snow away. Fog will develop an...More..

Dealing with Grade 1 MCL sprain
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Dealing with Grade 1 MCL sprain

Teague has been productive during his first season with the T-Wolves, averaging 13.4 points, 7.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. With him out of action Tyus Jones will likely start for the fore...More..

Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead

So we are certainly well-below average for the date. So, the main story will be the cold. Headed out to pick something up for lunch? We'll begin to see our winds slowly shift around out of the west and northw...More..

Rights Groups To Protest Alleged Police Beating Of Black Teen Ulysses Wilkerson
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Rights Groups To Protest Alleged Police Beating Of Black Teen Ulysses Wilkerson

The incident occurred in the downtown area of Troy, about 50 miles south of Montgomery, on December 24 just before midnight. When the 17-year-old saw the cops, he began to ran, prompting the officers to chase h...More..

Apartment Fire Kills Six In New York's Bronx: US Media
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Apartment Fire Kills Six In New York's Bronx: US Media

New York City mayor's press secretary Eric Phillips confirmed on Twitter there had been casualties, saying the death toll was expected to rise. The blaze was in a five-storey building one block from the gr...More..

Oklahoma State gets to 10 wins in bowl victory
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Oklahoma State gets to 10 wins in bowl victory

In the second half, the Cowboys' offense - which came into the game ranked third in the nation in scoring, averaging 46.3 points per game - got in gear. The defense also stepped up by forcing two turnovers, inc...More..

Apple May Soon Open Up An Apple Store In Saudi Arabia
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Apple May Soon Open Up An Apple Store In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's plan to erase its budget deficit by 2023 relies on a scenario that would see oil revenue surge by about 80%, sources told Bloomberg . Both Apple and Amazon are said to have been specific target...More..

14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire

According to BMC disaster management, the fire was brought under control but the toll may rise. The fire in the building started on the top floor and engulfed the structure in less than 30 minutes, local medi...More..

President Trump says East could use some global warming
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

President Trump says East could use some global warming

There have been far more record highs than record lows throughout the year. Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement in June, saying that other nations, such as China and India, would ...More..

Some Disney hotels, resorts do away with 'Do Not Disturb' door hangers
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Some Disney hotels, resorts do away with 'Do Not Disturb' door hangers

The markers have been swapped out for "Room Occupied" signs that will alert maintenance and staff that guests are now in their rooms, but will not stop Disney staff from coming in. The change is already in ef...More..

Prince Harry: Meghan had 'fantastic' Christmas with Queen and royals
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Prince Harry: Meghan had 'fantastic' Christmas with Queen and royals

Mary Magdalene . When the Royals went to church, every photographer was scrambling to get the flawless shot of William , Kate , Harry and Meghan together. But "there were signs of quiet encouragement fr...More..

Scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking

Rape, forced marriage, abduction and enslavement have become standard tactics in conflicts from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Nigeria, South Sudan and Myanmar. In the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region, nea...More..

Tips To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing, Bursting
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Tips To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing, Bursting

Residents are advising not to run their water to prevent pipes from freezing unless told to do so. A loss of power during a winter storm could cause pipes to freeze. When thawing a pipe, opt for a gradual appro...More..

Cold Air to Grip the Piedmont for Days
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cold Air to Grip the Piedmont for Days

This weekend will bring bitterly cold temperatures, in fact even colder than what it has been recently. While increasingly bitter cold, the forecast is a mostly dry one through at least Friday . Temperatures ...More..

Woman accused of damaging Houston lawyer's Warhol painting on drunken first date
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Woman accused of damaging Houston lawyer's Warhol painting on drunken first date

According to KHOU , prosecutors said two of the paintings were original Warhols valued at $500,000 apiece. The 29-year-old woman had become "heavily intoxicated" while at Buzbee's home in the city of Houston...More..

Trump Lawyers Plan to Attack Michael Flynn's Credibility — WashPost
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Trump Lawyers Plan to Attack Michael Flynn's Credibility — WashPost

Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, said late Thursday that Flynn would testify in exchange for immunity. The single count, and the fact that prosecutors are recommending a sentence of zero to six months, are strong...More..

Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead With No Chance Of Recovery
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead With No Chance Of Recovery

Garner fell into a coma Saturday after suffering a heart attack spurred on by an asthma attack. On Thursday, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams tweeted a message implying that Garner had died, whic...More..

Barber intentionally snipped customer's ear, cut bald path down head
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Barber intentionally snipped customer's ear, cut bald path down head

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said officers arrested Shabani on suspicion of mayhem and disorderly conduct while armed . A State Street hair stylist allegedly snipped a customer's ear on objective during a...More..

'Savage' Quadruple Homicide Leaves Young Children, Mother Dead In Troy, NY
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

'Savage' Quadruple Homicide Leaves Young Children, Mother Dead In Troy, NY

The bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon in a basement apartment in a house in Troy, a city near Albany. "There are indications at the crime scene that this was not a random act", Troy, New York Police Ch...More..

by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Trump mocks Vanity Fair for apologizing to Hillary Clinton, slams Anna Wintour

Shortly after the publication tweeted the video over the weekend, it found itself on the receiving end of Twitter users' fury. As President Trump likely heads into another day on the golf course , he's...More..

U.S. missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

U.S. missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row

USA missions in Turkey are to resume full visa services following security assurances from Turkey's government on USA consular staff. Turkish missions in the United States will resume full visa services f...More..

Turkey to strengthen trade ties with Tunisia: Erdogan
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Turkey to strengthen trade ties with Tunisia: Erdogan

The Turkish President met his Tunisian counterpart, Beji Caid Essebsi, at Carthage presidential palace in the capital Tunis on Wednesday morning. The Syrian Foreign Ministry responded to these claims by sayin...More..

Sub-zero wind chills in Central Wisconsin
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sub-zero wind chills in Central Wisconsin

Calm wind becoming west around 6 miles per hour in the morning. Rockland, Putnam and northern Westchester should see highs around 20 degrees on Wednesday and in the mid-teens on Thursday and Friday . By T...More..

South Korea reopens row over 'comfort women'
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

South Korea reopens row over 'comfort women'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in threw the future of a significant reparations deal with Japan for so-called "comfort women" into doubt on Thursday, just two years after both countries declared it "final and ...More..

Merrill says election certification will proceed despite lawsuit
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Merrill says election certification will proceed despite lawsuit

But the Moore campaign launched a last-minute court battle to stop state officials from certifying Jones as the victor, saying it should be delayed until a "thorough investigation of potential election fraud", ...More..

After two decades, PM Modi tastes favourite mall road coffee in Shimla
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

After two decades, PM Modi tastes favourite mall road coffee in Shimla

Tewari in his tweet a day after Christmas, indirectly referred the prime minister, comparing him with Santa Claus, used the phrase "an old man with a white beard". And as he passed by the vintage coffee house w...More..

Friedman: US should not call West Bank 'occupied territory'
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Friedman: US should not call West Bank 'occupied territory'

Many religious Jews consider the West Bank to be the homeland of the Jews, and term the territory by the biblical names "Judea" and "Samaria ". The paper said the State Department had rejected Friedman's rec...More..

Tatkal booking scam: Piyush Goyal orders IRCTC to strengthen cyber security measures
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tatkal booking scam: Piyush Goyal orders IRCTC to strengthen cyber security measures

The CBI on Wednesday arrested its software programmer and a private person for developing an illegal software to subvert the railways " Tatkal reservation system ". About a dozen agents in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunp...More..

Australian man charged over Irish dad's stab death
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Australian man charged over Irish dad's stab death

Andrew Doan, 34, from Joondanna in Perth appeared before Perth Magistrate's Court charged with grievous bodily harm. The charge is likely to be upgraded to manslaughter or murder after an autopsy. RELATIVES o...More..

Aadhaar for Facebook? Here's what you need to know
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Aadhaar for Facebook? Here's what you need to know

Adhaar card has everything from Biometric information to the official postal address, Facebook might argue to provide better social media experience, however, most of the internet-centric people are not ready t...More..

by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Alabama calls off freeze to children's health insurance

However, some Republicans said federal officials think the money would run out by early February. The move was meant to tide over states that were running low on funding due to Congress's failure to pass a long...More..

Maryland has much to worry about in Trump's tax bill
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maryland has much to worry about in Trump's tax bill

While the spirit of the American worker is peerless, the American tax code is perilous, and it is time to make a change. But doing so would cost heavily: The national debt would likely balloon by over $2 trill...More..

Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

Soon after the Supreme Court had declared instant triple talaq as illegal and, in a minority verdict urged for a legislative framework to ban the practice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had constituted a group...More..

At least 40 feared dead after multiple blasts in Kabul
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

At least 40 feared dead after multiple blasts in Kabul

Sayed Abbas Hussaini, a journalist at the agency, said there appeared to have been more than one explosion during the attack, following an initial blast at the entrance to the compound. He said one reporter at ...More..