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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...]

New Zealand set victory target of 316 runs for Pakistan

New Zealand set victory target of 316 runs for Pakistan New Zealand dominated the West Indies in every game of its tour, but coach Mike Hesson is wary of the Pakistan threat. Where can you watch the live action? Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed and Kane Williamson of New Zealand shake hands after the toss for the first one-day worldwide (ODI) in Basin Reserve, Wellington , New Zealand , January 6, 2017. [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...]

Washington State Sues Motel 6 for Giving ICE Guest Information

Washington State Sues Motel 6 for Giving ICE Guest Information Motel 6 turned over room numbers, names, guest identification numbers, dates of birth, license plate numbers, and drivers license numbers of guests, according to the AG's investigation. Prosecutors allege that four Motel 6 locations released the information of more than 9,000 guests to ICE, in violation of the company's privacy policies. [Full Article...]

Billions of dollars go unclaimed in the lottery each year. Here's why

Billions of dollars go unclaimed in the lottery each year. Here's why Together they constituted the third-largest combined total. "You don't have to spend a lot of money". The biggest lottery jackpots of all timeThe largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.586 billion, which was won in January 2016. On Wednesday, no one won the Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $460 million. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has no... [Full Article...]

Clinton Foundation probed by Federal Bureau of Investigation again

Clinton Foundation probed by Federal Bureau of Investigation again The Justice Department is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation acted illegally while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. The Justice Department has opened up an new investigation into the Clinton Foundation to see if it conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday. [Full Article...]

US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author

US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author Congressional panels, including the Senate Intelligence Committee, set out to investigate US intelligence agency allegations that Russian Federation conducted a campaign of hacking and disinformation to undermine USA democracy in the election, but some of the bipartisanship has eroded. [Full Article...]

Trump Vows New Support for Iranian People

Trump Vows New Support for Iranian People Hundreds more people have reportedly been arrested in other cities across Iran after protests broke out in Mashhad on Thursday, according to state news agencies and social media postings. In his latest tweet on Monday, the US president said, "The [Iranian] people have little food, big inflation and no human rights". The United States is calling for the United Nations Security Council to hold an ... [Full Article...]

Israeli jets bombard Hamas positions in Gaza

Use explosives, pistols, and bombs. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Thursday that the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group in Gaza was responsible for the mortar shelling of southern Israel the day before, and that Israel will do "anything we have to" in order to prevent future attacks. [Full Article...]


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