Up to 10 inches of snow expected Thursday, Friday in McHenry County

When driving in snowy weather, it's important to clean off your auto not only for your own visibility, but also to prevent the snow from your auto affecting the visibility of the vehicles behind you. "Significant reductions in visibility are possib... More..

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MEA says India is disturbed by the declaration of emergency in Maldives
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

MEA says India is disturbed by the declaration of emergency in Maldives

As governments across the world were concerned about the developments in the Indian Ocean archipelago, President Yameen first justified with a 16-point answer and later took to national television to justify th...More..

Clinton Aides, Obama Appointees Fed Anti-Trump Dirt to Dossier Author
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Clinton Aides, Obama Appointees Fed Anti-Trump Dirt to Dossier Author

The Monday memo is an unclassified, redacted version of a criminal referral filed on January 4 by Sens. According to Grassley and Graham, Steele had already been trolling for information on Trump and his camp...More..

European Union leaders, Turkey's Erdogan to discuss relations on March 26
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

European Union leaders, Turkey's Erdogan to discuss relations on March 26

In a brief statement, the Holy See said Francis and Erdogan discussed the Middle East "with particular reference to the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region th...More..

Brexit 'could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Brexit 'could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'

In the analysis, the West Midlands is forecast to be the region hit second-worst by a no-deal Brexit, with an estimated 13% hit to GDP in such a scenario. In the North East - the worst affected area - a free tr...More..

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Khaleda Zia for five years
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Khaleda Zia for five years

The BNP has dismissed the case as politically motivated. Zia, 72, is a former ally turned arch-foe of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "Since the court has been able to prove the charges against h...More..

by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Air Strikes Kill 31, Including Children, in Syria

On questions over when the operation would end, Erdogan referred to years-long US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missions in the region, saying: "When have you ended your operations in Afghanistan or Ir...More..

Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Wednesday morning
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Wednesday morning

With temperatures in the 20s and 30s, that precipitation will switch over to sleet and ice during the day for much of central CT, and then eventually to rain and possibly back to snow. According to Jeffrey Site...More..

Opposition can't stop PM Modi speech in the Lok Sabha
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Opposition can't stop PM Modi speech in the Lok Sabha

Does the Congress still want the Old India marked by Emergency, scams and massacre of Sikhs? "Even today, 20 crore people are living without electricity". On the farm sector, the prime minister said that ...More..

Bitter cold affecting athletes, gear at Winter Olympics
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Bitter cold affecting athletes, gear at Winter Olympics

Today, the White House announced that Vice President Mike Pence would be attending the Olympics to represent the US and "to promote the White House's "maximum pressure" policy on North Korea, encouraging al...More..

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics competition begins with curling
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics competition begins with curling

Having previously only occasionally appeared in the background, the young heiress has moved to the front and center of media photos more recently, assisting her brother at numerous state events. In December, th...More..

Man sold bogus tickets to Duke-UNC game, police say
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Man sold bogus tickets to Duke-UNC game, police say

On the season, Duke basketball averages 89.6 points, 42.7 rebounds and 18.5 assists per game. HT: I'll disagree with my colleagues here and say I thought the Tar Heels would be the Blue Devils' primary challe...More..

Child Soldiers Released by Armed Groups in South Sudan
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Child Soldiers Released by Armed Groups in South Sudan

Shearer said the major challenge ahead is to ensure the children get support they need to undertake training, find jobs and access the opportunities they deserve. "They will have endured suffering, including ...More..

by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kelly: Democratic Memo Is 'A Lot Less Clean,' 'Lengthier' Than Nunes'

Kelly told reporters gathered at the White House for an event with Trump on Tuesday afternoon that he had just given the president the memo. "We are chiseling away at processes and institutions on which w...More..

Russian Federation successfully hacked into voter rolls during 2016 election
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Russian Federation successfully hacked into voter rolls during 2016 election

USA intelligence official Jeanette Manfra told NBC News her department saw a small number of states where Moscow was "successfully" able to hack voters systems, despite there being no evidence that registrati...More..

Officer shot dead outside Dallas, suspect in custody after standoff
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Officer shot dead outside Dallas, suspect in custody after standoff

Police arrived at the apartment complex after 7 p.m.to find a civilian had already been shot, Richardson police spokesman Kevin Perlich told the Morning News . "May God rest his soul". Video footage taken by...More..

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

Gold plans were a better value for consumers this year because the premium was lower due to the cost-sharing reduction surcharge that was added only to Silver plans. That data confirmed how the financial subsid...More..

A 2-Year-Old Girl's Eyebrows Were Waxed at Daycare, Mother Says
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

A 2-Year-Old Girl's Eyebrows Were Waxed at Daycare, Mother Says

Salgado told the newspaper her daughter has not returned to the facility, which operates in a space on the Columbia Basin College campus. When 19-year-old Alyssa Salgado collected her two-year-old daughter ...More..

by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Blacklisted North Korean Officials Set to Attend Olympics

At the opening of the meeting with Abe, the vice president said the USA will "stand shoulder to shoulder" with its allies, including Japan and South Korea , to achieve its goal of denuclearizing North Korea ,...More..

Seven Injured In Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Crash
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Seven Injured In Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Crash

Six of the seven patients suffered back injuries and are aged over 50. There are reports the balloon stalled at 500m before coming down hard in an open field, and that people fell out of the basket. "It was a...More..

TL;DR: South Africa succumb to wrist-spin again
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

TL;DR: South Africa succumb to wrist-spin again

It was not an easy wicket to bat on but Kohli made run-scoring look easy as some of the other batsmen struggled to get going. Morris tried to sweep but missed the ball completely and hit him on inside of the le...More..

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

In an opinion article later published by The Washington Post, Cha said that the Trump administration was considering a limited "bloody nose" strike against North Korea, warning that such a tactic could esca...More..

Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Winter Olympics in South Korea
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Winter Olympics in South Korea

But Kim has taken a more conciliatory tone in 2018, calling for detente with the South Koreans and accepting an invitation for his country to participate in what is being billed as the "peace Olympics ". "Her ...More..

Bloody 24 Hours As Syria, Russia Escalate Punishing Attacks
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Bloody 24 Hours As Syria, Russia Escalate Punishing Attacks

Late previous year, the United Nations reported that almost 12 percent of children under five in the area suffered from malnutrition - the highest rate recorded since the start of the war. Syria condemns an...More..

Alex Burrows slapped with 10-game ban for kneeing Devils' Taylor Hall
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Alex Burrows slapped with 10-game ban for kneeing Devils' Taylor Hall

While pinning Hall to the ice, Burrows threw punches until he was tied up by the official, before continuing the altercation with two knees to the side of Hall's head. "We heard Burrows' argument that the kne...More..

Declaration of emergency in Maldives, Chief Justice & other Judge arrested
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Declaration of emergency in Maldives, Chief Justice & other Judge arrested

The remaining three judges then reversed the previous order to free Nasheed's supporters, and so they remain in jail. The declaration also limited the court's powers, but this restriction was lifted shortly ...More..

Woman Found Holding Own Eyeball Near South Carolina Church
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Woman Found Holding Own Eyeball Near South Carolina Church

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office and EMS were dispatched to a freakish call on Tuesday. There were conflicting reports as to whether the woman was holding one or both of her eyeballs. Hiott said she'd see...More..

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria Wednesday, the coalition said in a statement. A United States official told CNN that the attackers crossed ...More..

5 numbers to prove the GOP's sticking by Trump on Russian Federation
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

5 numbers to prove the GOP's sticking by Trump on Russian Federation

A majority of American voters, 53 percent, says Trump tried to derail or obstruct the investigation into Russian meddling and potential coordination with the Trump campaign. Among independent voters, the number...More..

Donald Trump blames stock market plunge on 'so much good news'
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Donald Trump blames stock market plunge on 'so much good news'

Throughout his presidency, Trump has sought to portray record rises on Wall Street as indicative of the broader economy, rather than a reflection corporate America. Trump's silence on the market was notable giv...More..

Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA

Non-defense spending would rise by US$63 billion this year and US$68 billion next year. He promised that if the government did not shut down this week, that he would allow immigration debate on the floor ...More..

Israel's police chiefs to recommend indicting Netanyahu
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Israel's police chiefs to recommend indicting Netanyahu

Netanyahu and his wife are accused of accepting gifts worth thousands of dollars from businessmen in return for political favors. However Hadashot news reported that at the beginning of the Sunday meeting w...More..

Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'

The items in the request are in line with the Pentagon's recently released National Defense Strategy and Nuclear Posture Review - two strategic documents that respectively outline how the US should use its mili...More..

78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

The UN said that the regime only allowed around a quarter of aid deliveries to reach besieged opposition territories a year ago. "A member of the civilian defence died when he was saving people under the rubb...More..

by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Turkish soldier killed setting up military post in northwest Syria

Speaking to reporters during a news conference in Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin said the issues would be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. SDF said that many militants were killed, and two w...More..

Kim Jong Un's Little Sister To Make Landmark Trip To South Korea
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kim Jong Un's Little Sister To Make Landmark Trip To South Korea

Now on a six-day visit to Japan and South Korea , the vice president will be heading the United States delegation during the opening ceremony on Friday. Koh Yu-hwan, who teaches North Korean studies at...More..

Pinay missing in 6.4 magnitude Taiwan quake
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Pinay missing in 6.4 magnitude Taiwan quake

Wednesday after treatment failed. Hualien Mayor Fu Kun-chi said the number of people missing was now close to 60, although an exact figure was not provided. "My family were unhurt, but a neighbour was injured...More..

Sports court lifts doping bans for 28 Russian athletes
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sports court lifts doping bans for 28 Russian athletes

When handing down the original punishment, which including banning athletes linked to allegations of doping at Sochi 2014, Bach had claimed the ROC could be reinstated by the time of the Closing Ceremony at P...More..

by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sharp increase in reports of sexual assault at elite US Army academy

Army academy during the 2016-2017 academic year, almost double the number from the previous school year. That rate outpaces sexual assaults at the Naval Academy, which showed an increase from 28 to 29, and th...More..

To give or not Samsung phone to North Korean Olympians
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

To give or not Samsung phone to North Korean Olympians

Yet on when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was asked about the goal of the trip to the Olympics, this was his answer: "We're there to first support the successful Olympics by the South Korean government". As ...More..

Michigan Child Had Died From The Flu, Health Officials Confirm
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Michigan Child Had Died From The Flu, Health Officials Confirm

Pascucilla said it is more important than ever that "we are able to provide residents along the shoreline as many opportunities to receive the flu vaccine ". Pregnant women, young children, seniors and peo...More..

Brexit: Theresa May's war cabinet to hold crunch meeting today
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May's war cabinet to hold crunch meeting today

Barnier's opposite number, David Davis, insists Britain made its mind up ages ago and has been "perfectly clear" about what it wants. In a statement sent to Post&Parcel, James Hookham, the FTA's deputy CEO,...More..

Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus

Al Nouman Central Hospital in the city was attacked by four airstrikes, following which, several medical facilities went out of power, the National reported. "I'm weighing my words because as long as we hav...More..

NFL Super Bowl 52 Shows Lowest Ratings in almost a Decade
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

NFL Super Bowl 52 Shows Lowest Ratings in almost a Decade

Super Bowl LII averaged 103.4 million viewers on NBC alone, placing it at the #10 spot in the top 10 most-watched TV programs in US television history. Interestingly, eight of the other nine in the top 10 ...More..

Kim Cattrall's Brother Found Dead Hours After He Was Reported Missing
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Kim Cattrall's Brother Found Dead Hours After He Was Reported Missing

Earlier in the day the actress pleaded with fans to assist with information that could help in locating her brother, who went missing last week from his home in Lacombe, Alberta Canada. RCMP Alberta also s...More..

Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside

Syrian Army's air defense confronted on Wednesday morning a new attack by the Israeli occupation entity on one of the military positions in Damascus Countryside, General Command said. Sources close to the Syria...More..

John Worboys victims win bid to challenge his release in judicial review
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

John Worboys victims win bid to challenge his release in judicial review

Sir Brian said: "I am sorry about that but I am sure you will appreciate and you have explained why it is not possible, sensibly, to conduct this hearing without him being present in some way". They are crowdfu...More..

Israel starts deportation of African migrants
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Israel starts deportation of African migrants

With both Rwanda and Uganda insisting that they will not welcome asylum-seekers deported from Israel, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR insists that Israel should now properly review their status and cons...More..

Dueling memos paint different pictures of Russian Federation probe
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Dueling memos paint different pictures of Russian Federation probe

Schiff's comments came shortly before the House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote to release a Democratic memo from Schiff, rebutting claims from the GOP memo released Friday. That dossier was fina...More..

Donald Trump: It's Not 'Dreamers'; It's DACA - 'Don't Fall into that Trap'
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Donald Trump: It's Not 'Dreamers'; It's DACA - 'Don't Fall into that Trap'

By February 8, there needs to be a bipartisan agreement between the two major parties in Congress on the passing of another Federal government temporary spending bill that will see the major government agencies...More..