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Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission

Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission The commission, formally called the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, has been bedeviled by internal dissension, threats of litigation and the refusal of some states to provide information. A number of Republican-run state legislatures have passed new voter identification laws of the kind backed by Trump. The commander-in-chief, whose administration was buffeted with allega... [Full Article...]

More than a dozen dead as powerful blizzard batters United States east coast

The New Jersey Shore, which has been experiencing deep cold weather to start the new year, is under a winter storm advisory. The harsh conditions were powered by a rapid plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters called a bombogenesis , or a " bomb cyclone ". [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Sanctions Five Iranian Companies Over Missile Work

Trump Administration Sanctions Five Iranian Companies Over Missile Work The sanctioned entities include Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries. The US proposal was dismissed by Russian Federation, another participant in the nuclear deal, as "harmful and destructive", with "no role for the UN Security Council in this issue". [Full Article...]

Tillerson defends Donald Trump's fitness, says never doubted US President's mental fitness

Tillerson defends Donald Trump's fitness, says never doubted US President's mental fitness Wolff wrote that even Trump's own aides have shared concerns about Trump's mental state, writing, "My indelible impression of talking to them and observing them through much of the first year of his presidency, is that they all - 100 percent - came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job". [Full Article...]

Iconic Urban Cowboy Singer Mickey Gilley Hurt in Crash

Iconic Urban Cowboy Singer Mickey Gilley Hurt in Crash Singer Gilley said while his son was driving, another vehicle entered the intersection, that's when Gilley's son swerved to try to avoid the crash. "It was like slow motion", Gilley said. To be 81 years old and put myself through what I've been through it's kinda tough sometimes on the old man but I don't intend to retire. In order to keep up with the country-pop crossover era in the 1980s, Gi... [Full Article...]

Lottery jackpot numbers are rising

Lottery jackpot numbers are rising The six numbers in Tuesday's drawing were white balls 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 22. The next drawing for the Powerball will be on Saturday, Jan. Of course, if the chance of winning either game is ridiculous, the chance of winning both is ridiculous on steroids - 1 in 88 quadrillion , or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise. [Full Article...]

And the winner is... Republican the victor after name drawn from bowl

And the winner is... Republican the victor after name drawn from bowl Then, after drawing a canister, he announced: "The victor of House District 94 is David Yancey ". A court in Newport News has rejected a bid by Shelly Simonds, the Democratic challenger, to have the court reconsider its ruling declaring the election a tie . [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo delivers State of the State address in Albany

Gov. Cuomo delivers State of the State address in Albany Cuomo seeks re-election in the latter part of 2018. These included establishments of energy efficiency targets, moves to cap greenhouse gas emissions and limit pollution from natural gas plants, establish a solar PV programme for 10,000 low-income households and to reconvene a scientific panel on climate change disbanded by the Trump presidential administration. [Full Article...]

Six dead as severe winter storm hits US East Coast

Six dead as severe winter storm hits US East Coast Thousands of flights have been canceled. More than 5,000 flights were cancelled at airports in the major cities of NY and Boston, including a number from Ireland. The bombogenesis will usher in another round of single-digit or sub-zero temperatures to the Northeast. Boston (which is seeing flooding from the rising tide) and ME could see accumulations of anywhere from 12-18 inches, and then t... [Full Article...]

Forget snakes: Rat on a plane cancels flight to Portland

Forget snakes: Rat on a plane cancels flight to Portland Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights as a powerful winter storm climbs upthe East Coast. Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the rat was seen at around 8.30am: "That's when a rat was spotted jumping from the jet way to inside the aircraft". [Full Article...]

Thousands hit in Tamil Nadu as transport unions go on strike

Thousands hit in Tamil Nadu as transport unions go on strike Private drivers do not know the route and not many of them are experienced like government drivers, said N. Mani, state deputy general secretary, Tamil Nadu Transport Workers Federation affiliated to AITUC. "We demanded the transport workers wages to be raised on par with government employees but they did not agree". However, no action was taken, they said. [Full Article...]

JK: Four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore, Mehbooba condemns incident

JK: Four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore, Mehbooba condemns incident Speaking to DNA , Deputy Inspector General of police, North Kashmir Range, VK Birdhi said,"Terrorists detonated the IED when cops were deployed in the area.We have lost four boys in the incident". So far no militant group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. The gunfight lasted for around two days during which five paramilitary troopers were killed and four wounded. [Full Article...]

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds Meteorologists are calling it the bomb cyclone , the rear winter storm moving across parts of the East Coast dumping ice and snow along with frigid wind chill. The right conditions for the cyclone were created when warm air from the sea met cold polar air blowing over the east coast this week. Snowfall of 8 inches to a foot is predicted. [Full Article...]

Padmavati most likely to release on 9th February?

Padmavati most likely to release on 9th February? They quoted that, despite mixed opinions, CBFC has given certification and a green signal for the movie which is not a good gesture from the film certification board. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, which is reportedly based on the legend of Rani Padmini , who performed jauhar when Alauddin Khilji invaded and captured the fort of Chittor, was initially scheduled to release on December 1, 2017. [Full Article...]

US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017

US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017 Border searches have been controversial for years, but the proliferation of tablets and smartphones and the increase in the amount of personal information people store on them has made the devices a juicy target for searches - but also raised questions about limits. [Full Article...]

Numbers drawn for $450 million Mega Millions jackpot

Numbers drawn for $450 million Mega Millions jackpot One couple who spoke with Eyewitness News Friday says they usually play when the jackpot gets to insane levels. "I'd give some to people that have cancer for the children and to help them to survive", he said. The Powerball draw, which takes place on Saturday, has its fifth-largest jackpot, standing at $570m (£420m). Up for grabs was a cool $450 million jackpot . [Full Article...]

State lawmakers expected in new session to debate legalizing pot

State lawmakers expected in new session to debate legalizing pot The sale of cannabis remains against federal law. IL and 28 other states have legalized medical marijuana . But it's looking like US Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not agree. Sessions said prosecutors should use their own discretion, taking into consideration the department's limited resources, the seriousness of the crime and the deterrent effect that they could impose. [Full Article...]

Centre blames Congress for stalling triple talaq bill

Centre blames Congress for stalling triple talaq bill In light of the ruling alliance lacking a majority in the Rajya Sabha , there are possibilities of the Bill getting stalled, as Congress , the leading opposition party has objected to the imprisonment and maintenance clauses of the Bill, and has pressed for the Bill to be sent to the standing committee or a select committee to remove objectionable clauses. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

Donald Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years The visa lottery , actually named the Diversity Immigration Visa program, was meant to bring in immigrants from countries that had previously had few people immigrating into the U.S. A document prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for a group of senators shows the administration's plan to almost double the amount of fencing on America's southern border, from 654 miles now built to arou... [Full Article...]

Search Continues for Missing Oklahoma Pilot and Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

Search Continues for Missing Oklahoma Pilot and Plane Over Gulf of Mexico When he did not respond to air traffic control communication attempts, a military plane was sent to investigate. The fighters tailed the plane and were later relieved by a second set of fighters out of New Orleans, a pair of F-15s as the plane continued over the Gulf of Mexico. [Full Article...]


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