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Trump Plans to Open 90% of Offshore Land to Drilling

About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about four miles of beach within hours. In a statement Thursday, the Interior Department proposed allowing drilling on 90% of the outer continental shelf, the underwater land off the USA coasts. [Full Article...]

US Will Withhold Aid Funding From Pakistan - US Ambassador

US Will Withhold Aid Funding From Pakistan - US Ambassador Pakistan then summoned the US ambassador to the country, David Hale, for a meeting, and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif claimed Trump's outburst was non-consequential. "They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help". Former President Hamid Karzai tweeted, "President @realDonaldTrump tweet on Pakistan's duplicitous position over the past 15 years is... [Full Article...]

Powerball Results - Winning Lottery Numbers for Wednesday 3rd Jan

Powerball Results - Winning Lottery Numbers for Wednesday 3rd Jan Last night the jackpot for America's Powerball stood at a massive $460 million but the lottery balls once again failed to produce a victor. The $445 million prize is Mega Millions' largest since July 8, 2016, when a $536 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Indiana. [Full Article...]

Arctic Air, Bringing Dangerous Wind Chills, Settles in Following Snowstorm

Arctic Air, Bringing Dangerous Wind Chills, Settles in Following Snowstorm Bitter cold air rushed back into the state Friday after a powerful nor'easter brought heavy snow and gusty winds to New Hampshire. "In the most persistent lake snows in the advisory area, 10 to 12", if not more, of snow is probable by later Saturday . [Full Article...]

North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills

The move comes after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said there is evidence that North Korea is testing yet another nuclear weapon, once again in violation of UN sanctions. A visitor takes picture in front of ribbons wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas. . North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and its two key Asia allies, Japan and South Korea. [Full Article...]

Leigh Corfman sues Judge Roy Moore

Leigh Corfman sues Judge Roy Moore Beverly Nelson said Moore assaulted her in a vehicle when she was 16 years old. Then he and his campaign called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct. "Mr. Moore's continued attacks against Ms. Corfman after the election and the content of his affidavit demonstrate that if not enjoined, he will continue to defame Ms. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: 15 Killed, 20 Others Wounded in Massive Blast in Kabul's Banaee

Afghanistan: 15 Killed, 20 Others Wounded in Massive Blast in Kabul's Banaee There has been an increase in security since last May when a truck bomb in the diplomatic quarter killed 150 people and wounded around 400 others. Footage shown on Afghanistan's Tolo News showed men, purportedly shopkeepers, gathered on a street during the day, angrily denying they were bootleggers. [Full Article...]

North Korea strikes its own city Tokchon as test missile goes wrong

North Korea strikes its own city Tokchon as test missile goes wrong The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and David Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, cited a US government source as saying the missile failed a minute into flight and never went higher than 70 kilometers. The month of April 2017, the time of the failed missile test, was an already incredibly tense period for US-North Korea relations. With those changes, the USA would only h... [Full Article...]

Winter storm affecting travel along east coast

Winter storm affecting travel along east coast At Los Angeles International Airport, all United Airlines flights heading to New York Thursday morning and afternoon were all canceled . And Greyhound has cancelled service between several cities, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. [Full Article...]

Egypt: hot air balloon crashes, killing 1 tourist

Egypt: hot air balloon crashes, killing 1 tourist The nationalities of the injured were not immediately clear. Hot air balloon incidents have occurred in the past over ancient Luxor. In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured. [Full Article...]

MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups

MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups Last year, a YouGov survey for MCS revealed that 74% of people questioned would support a charge on single use coffee cups . The report says disposable coffee cups are "made from paper and lined with plastic" which renders them waterproof. [Full Article...]

Indian-origin Prabhu Ramamoorthy Molests Woman on Board Spirit Airlines Flight, Arrested

Indian-origin Prabhu Ramamoorthy Molests Woman on Board Spirit Airlines Flight, Arrested Ramamoorthy also admitted that he "unzipped the woman's trousers part-way and put his finger in her pants" in an attempt to digitally penetrate her, but was ultimately unsuccessful, the court filing stated. The prosecutor, Amanda Jawad claimed that Ramanmoorthy had given "conflicting statements" saying, 'both Ramamoorthy and his wife gave lengthier statements later indicating that the pill Ramamoo... [Full Article...]

Bomb cyclone? What's next for Eastern Canada's brutally cold winter

Bomb cyclone? What's next for Eastern Canada's brutally cold winter This storm blew that standard away: One measurement found its pressure dropped 53 millibars in just 21 hours. More than 3,000 flights were cancelled on Thursday, with airports in NY and New Jersey; Boston reporting the most cancellations, according to FlightAware , an aviation tracking website. [Full Article...]

Pakistan will not accept any dictations from US: Sherry Rehman

Pakistan will not accept any dictations from US: Sherry Rehman On Monday, Trump said the US had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid in the last 15 years and had gotten nothing in return but "lies & deceit". Trump tweeted that there will be "no more" United States aid to Pakistan. "The United States has not seen tangible evidence that Pakistan is evicting or lawfully detaining Taliban and Haqqani Network leaders and operatives on its soil",... [Full Article...]

Dead, 75 Cars Involved in Pileup in New York State

Dead, 75 Cars Involved in Pileup in New York State Another driver was seriously injured in the incident, which occurred near Depew on the eastbound mainline Thruway, The Buffalo News reports. At least 75 vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 90 in NY. There are reported injuries, at this time conditions are unknown, according to WRGZ. Westbound traffic must exit 48A. At least one person was killed, according to New York State... [Full Article...]

Israeli lawmakers pass law to hamstring dividing Jerusalem

Israeli lawmakers pass law to hamstring dividing Jerusalem On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party unanimously urged legislators in a non-binding resolution to effectively annex Israeli settlements built in the West Bank. "The Mount of Olives, the Old City, the Temple Mount and the City of David will remain in our hands forever". Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, described Mr Trump's policy shift ... [Full Article...]

Hopkins Schools on One-Hour Delay Jan. 3

Hopkins Schools on One-Hour Delay Jan. 3 Due to concerns with cold weather affecting buses, Lancaster County students will start school two hours late on Wednesday. Huntsville City Schools is delaying the starting of classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Wake County Public Schools website showed page after page of mechanical delays, from 20 minutes up to 60 minutes or more. "Unfortunately I have one of the coldest rooms in th... [Full Article...]

Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore

Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Tiger Zinda Hairung in the New Year with a bang. The film is inspired by the real-life incident of the abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL in 2014. A sequel to Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger , Tiger Zinda Hai is touted as the best action film of Salman's career. Tiger (Salman) and Zoya (Katrina) pair looks unbelievable on the screen. [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley Applauds Iranian People's 'Tremendous Courage' In Anti-Regime Protests

Nikki Haley Applauds Iranian People's 'Tremendous Courage' In Anti-Regime Protests Political prisoners must be freed. Haley said "nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran ", noting that "citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government". [Full Article...]

India names ex-China envoy new foreign secretary

India names ex-China envoy new foreign secretary His extension meant that several senior IFS officers were superseded and created a lot of resentment in the Ministry of External Affairs . Proficient in Chinese, Gokhale's recent experience in handling the Dokalam crisis in coordination with Jaishankar and NSA AK Doval will come in handy amid Beijing's global ambitions that threatens India's security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. [Full Article...]


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