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North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war' The official news agency KCNA said the sanctions equal to a complete economic barricade, according to a Korean foreign ministry statement. "We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the USA nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves by establishing the practical balance of force with the USA", the statement added. [Full Article...]

Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance

Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance Alberto Fujimori.as he suffers a progressive, degenerative and incurable disease", the statement said. The pardon comes just days after a faction of Fujimori's supporters in the opposition-controlled Congress saved Kuczynski from a motion that would have forced him from office in the wake of a graft scandal. [Full Article...]

Obamacare enrollment for 2018 stays strong in Utah, despite shortened enrollment period

Obamacare enrollment for 2018 stays strong in Utah, despite shortened enrollment period Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance exchanges hit nearly 9 million - almost as high as past year, according to the Trump administration - and this occurred despite a shorter enrollment period and much less spending on advertising. [Full Article...]

Tunisia bans Emirates flights after women denied entry

Tunisia bans Emirates flights after women denied entry An Emirates Airlines spokesperson confirmed to AFP: "Emirates will stop services between Tunis and Dubai, as instructed by the Tunisian authorities, with effect from December 25, 2017". The move comes amid widespread anger in Tunisia, with rights groups condemning "racist and discriminatory" measures. The Tunisian government said Friday it had asked the UAE ambassador for clarification, adding... [Full Article...]

Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference

Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference He went on to describe military families as under-appreciated, calling them the "greatest people on earth". From his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, where Trump is spending the holidays, he spoke by video hook-up to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, stationed in Qatar, Kuwait and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [Full Article...]

Proposed triple talaq bill will empower Muslim women

Proposed triple talaq bill will empower Muslim women He said that the bill was an interference in the personal laws of the Muslims and would in no way resolve the problem. At the meet it has also been decided that the President of AIMPLB shall convey this stand to the Prime Minister to withhold and withdraw the Bill. [Full Article...]

Guatemala announces plan to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala announces plan to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem In a statement on Friday, Abbas said that the USA has "disqualified" itself from the Middle East peace process because of its move to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel. There have been weeks of riots in which 12 Palestinians have been killed since Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Most of the governments of the world have said that the Israel-Palestine str... [Full Article...]

Sunny and Cooler for Christmas

Sunny and Cooler for Christmas After a very warm start to the weekend on Saturday , cooler air returns for Christmas Eve on Sunday . The warm advection above the surface and some high clouds will limit overnight lows but 20-something degree readings will still be common by sunrise Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]

Teen's neo-Nazi boyfriend kills parents over breakup

Police say up to four people were inside the home when the shooting happened. Kuhn-Fricker was reportedly anxious that the teen was a neo-Nazi, a family friend told The Washington Post . Authorities have not indicated whether they believe he meant to shoot the teenage girl, himself, or her parents. Kuhn-Fricker was a successful attorney and author who was a proponent for the elderly, accord... [Full Article...]

Amtrak engineer noted high speed just before crash

Amtrak engineer noted high speed just before crash The GPS-based technology is created to automatically slow or stop trains that are going too fast and can take over control of a train when an engineer is distracted or incapacitated. "I would've liked to see that information", said George Gavalla, former safety director for the Federal Railroad Administration, who is now a rail safety consultant. [Full Article...]

N.Korea rejects United Nations sanctions, defends nuclear programme

N.Korea rejects United Nations sanctions, defends nuclear programme A stern-faced broadcaster of Korean Central Television read the statement which condemned UN Security Council Resolution 2397 adopted unanimously Friday to restrict oil export to the country and demand repatriation of all DPRK citizens working overseas. [Full Article...]

White Christmas: Testy holiday weather coming for Canada

White Christmas: Testy holiday weather coming for Canada Within the lake snow band, travel will be hard, but overall outside the lake snow conditions will improve with just a few snow showers and flurries around for much of afternoon. The heaviest snow will come in narrow bands, making for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities. Meanwhile on the Prairies, a multi-day period of bitter wind chills has triggered Environment Canada to issue a s... [Full Article...]

4 confirmed dead in small plane crash in Florida

4 confirmed dead in small plane crash in Florida Officials have not released how many people were on board the plane, but they said there are several deaths. FOUR people have died in a plane crash in Florida. The National Weather Service said that, at the time of the incident, visibility was less than a quarter-mile at the airport due to fog. The NTSB and FAA will investigate the cause of the crash, he said. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother to visit Pakistan tomorrow: Foreign office

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother to visit Pakistan tomorrow: Foreign office They will arrive at the Islamabad worldwide airport by a commercial flight and will leave the same day after the meeting, the foreign office further added. Thereafter, India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May. "The Government of Pakistan has chose to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds". [Full Article...]

London Zoo fire kills 9-year-old aardvark

London Zoo fire kills 9-year-old aardvark Despite a desperate move by the keepers living on site to transfer the animals to safety, the zoo still suffered a loss of its animal residents. A nine-year-old aardvark named Misha was killed and four meerkats are "presumed" to have died after going missing during the fire on Saturday morning. [Full Article...]

Facing a Property-Tax Double Whammy

Facing a Property-Tax Double Whammy The basic advice is: Do everything you can to load up on tax deductions in 2017. "For people who owe more , it's more beneficial for them". Homeowners like DeFeo are meeting with CPAs and looking to prepay next year's property taxes to take advantage of the full deduction before it expires. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain advisory until 2 pm

Freezing rain advisory until 2 pm Those traveling or perhaps finishing some last minute shopping today will be treated to a brighter and drier day compared to our soggy Saturday. There could be a little patchy ice around dawn, but the day looks dry with increasing clouds. Will County and areas south of I-80 were expected to get up to 6 inches of snow. Snow and rain will begin to develop after 10PM, however. Our next weather syst... [Full Article...]

Former US Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller

Former US Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller On Thursday, 171 Democrats in the House of Representatives including Kaptur, Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights, Tim Ryan of the Niles area and Joyce Beatty of Columbus signed a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to back Mueller, and urge that his investigation continue "unfettered by political influence or threats to his authority". [Full Article...]

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dhumal, who was expected to take over as the chief minister before the defeat, was in the reckoning till last night, when he opted out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing in ceremony. A member from the state's Bilaspur parliamentary seat, Mr Nadda had moved out of the state unit to join the BJP in Delhi as its secretary after he fell out with Mr Dhumal. [Full Article...]

Poroshenko said Ukraine why USA weapons

Poroshenko said Ukraine why USA weapons An ABC news report before the announcement said the US planned to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles, including possibly the advanced Javelin system, quoting four State Department officials. A Russian government official said the USA decision to provide the antitank weapons crossed a line and that it will fuel conflict. "U.S. assistance is entirely defensive in nature" and Ukraine "has a r... [Full Article...]


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