Blumenthal speaks ahead of Puerto Rico visit

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria - a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 miles per hour winds - made direct landfall on Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that almost half of power customers in the US territory still lack elect... More..

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Palestine summons its ambassador to United States after UNGA voting
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Palestine summons its ambassador to United States after UNGA voting

But despite concerns from some top aides, Trump chose to isolate the United States from much of the global community on another high-stakes diplomatic issue. "We don't need more laws about Jerusalem, we have al...More..

Couple accused of having oral sex in booth of Austin restaurant
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Couple accused of having oral sex in booth of Austin restaurant

The couple entertained each other for reportedly five minutes in a booth before excusing themselves to a nearby 7-Eleven store. The couple faces public lewdness charges, a Class A misdemeanor under the Texas...More..

Championship Footballer Kevin O'Connor Wins Massive €1000000 On National Lottery
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Championship Footballer Kevin O'Connor Wins Massive €1000000 On National Lottery

I asked if I had won the lotto and the response was swift: "no not yourself but you sold the winning millionaire draw ticket", he told the Times . O'Connor, 22, celebrated with family and friends after colle...More..

Lancaster County schools on 2-hour delay Wednesday due to cold
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Lancaster County schools on 2-hour delay Wednesday due to cold

Buses will run an hour later than regularly scheduled, and will begin picking up students at 7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. Several Alabama schools are delaying start times due to the extreme cold weather. The dist...More..

South Korea offers talks with North ahead of Olympics
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

South Korea offers talks with North ahead of Olympics

We must not be silent. "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause", Nikki Haley told reporters at the UN's NY headquarters. Haley's comments echoed those of US President Donald Trump, who earlier ...More..

NYC will add 1500 bollards as part of larger public safety measures
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

NYC will add 1500 bollards as part of larger public safety measures

And, without mentioning Donald Trump, de Blasio pledged to stand up in the face of the growing divisiveness that defined the country's zeitgeist for much of the two years. Rikers Island jails have been beset fo...More..

Water main break Tuesday morning in Madison
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Water main break Tuesday morning in Madison

The school is dismissing at 12 p.m. They said they do not know how long it will take to fix the water main. They also said repairs are just off the roadway and a part of Stoughton Road may be icy due to the l...More..

Meghalaya Congress is imploding
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Meghalaya Congress is imploding

Lapang questioned the attitude of senior Congress member, Prestone Tynsong, who is proposed to join the National People's Party (NPP), for his silence on the allegations that Sangma was dictatorial. "It is a gh...More..

Hundreds of thousands of workers face deportation as Trump pushes visa change
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of workers face deportation as Trump pushes visa change

The Bill, which is aligned with Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" vision to protect local jobs for American, proposes new restrictions to prevent, abuse or misuse of H-1B visas. But an adjustment is being c...More..

Nine killed and hundreds escape in Brazil jail riot
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Nine killed and hundreds escape in Brazil jail riot

According to newspaper O Estado de São Paulo , 106 prisoners escaped the prison in the city of Goiânia, near the capital of Brasilia. Attackers set mattresses on fire and burned the bodies of those who were ...More..

Michele Bachmann Says She's Considering Running For Al Franken's Senate Seat
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Michele Bachmann Says She's Considering Running For Al Franken's Senate Seat

Smith plans to run for the seat in a November special election, but the Democrat may face a real challenge from a Republican politician who's no stranger to political mud-fests. But there's also a price to pa...More..

Hillary donors paid $700K to hunt Trump accusers
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hillary donors paid $700K to hunt Trump accusers

Bloom's efforts, according to a report from The Hill , included trying to secure a $750,000 payment to one potential accuser who eventually declined to come forward, offering to sell accusers' stories to TV ...More..

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Senate in 2018. Hatch, 83, has served in the Senate since 1977 and is now the longest serving Republican in the Senate. Hatch promised in 2012 that if he won reelection, it would be his last term in the S...More..

US Military Confirms Killing of Soldier in Eastern Afghanistan
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

US Military Confirms Killing of Soldier in Eastern Afghanistan

Two of the injured soldiers are now receiving treatment at a local medical centre, and are said to be in a stable condition. Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan, expressed condolences, s...More..

Florida Man Accused of Killing Stepson, Making Brothers Sleep With Body
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Florida Man Accused of Killing Stepson, Making Brothers Sleep With Body

He told the other siblings that if they did not help him beat Russell, that he would hurt them as well. Detectives wrote that Montgomery said the boy hit his head on the bed's headboard, but appeared all righ...More..

by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

USA to withhold $255m military aid to Pakistan

Just a few weeks ago, Trump praised Pakistan for starting to "respect the United States". Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told the Pakistani television network Geo on Monday that "Trump is dis...More..

13 monkeys die as fire sweeps through safari park in Britain
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

13 monkeys die as fire sweeps through safari park in Britain

In the statement , the park says fire services and staff were at the scene but that the thirteen animals could not be saved. Officials said 90 percent of the building was damaged. The 150-hectare (1.5-square k...More..

Microsoft (MSFT) PT Set at $100.00 by Royal Bank of Canada
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Microsoft (MSFT) PT Set at $100.00 by Royal Bank of Canada

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has risen 12.72% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. (CDZI) by 19.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. M...More..

At least 16 killed in New Year church service attack in Nigeria
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

At least 16 killed in New Year church service attack in Nigeria

While 14 people died on the spot, 12 others sustained gunshot wounds. The exact number of casualties have not been confirmed by the authorities. "The commissioner of police, Ahmed Zaki, has also launched a ...More..

How Iran's Economic Strains Helped Stoke Protests
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

How Iran's Economic Strains Helped Stoke Protests

State TV says an 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in the town of Khomeinishahr, while a member of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard was killed in the town of Najafabad. "I demand all pr...More..

Parents horrified by deadly discovery in school sandpit
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Parents horrified by deadly discovery in school sandpit

Volunteers were not able to accurately identify the reptile species that the eggs belonged to, but an initial examination suggested the eggs may be from an eastern brown snake, the second most venomous land sna...More..

Snow and Wind Storm Expected on Thursday
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Snow and Wind Storm Expected on Thursday

Precipitation is first anticipated that would start wrapping into the subfreezing air today in parts of inside north Florida and south Georgia, likely as solidifying precipitation. The Eastern Seaboard will pro...More..

Trump's First Tweets of 2018 About Pakistan, Iran
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Trump's First Tweets of 2018 About Pakistan, Iran

After a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the presidential palace in Kabul late on December 21, Vice President Mike Pence had sharp words for Islamabad, saying ...More..

Likud to Annex Settlements, Impose Israeli Law
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Likud to Annex Settlements, Impose Israeli Law

The bill is widely seen as meant to make it more hard to give up part of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority, which wants the city's eastern half to be the capital of an independent Palestinian state. Ea...More..

Tata Motors PV sales jump 31% to 14180 units in Dec
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Tata Motors PV sales jump 31% to 14180 units in Dec

In the passenger vehicles (PV) segment, Tata Motors said its domestic sales were up 30.96 per cent at 14,180 units last month as against 10,827 units in December 2016. Its three-wheeler sales grew 72.1 per ce...More..

by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Recommendation Trends Analysis: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc

It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company owns 56,119 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. IL now owns 72,866 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock valu...More..

Democrat Doug Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Democrat Doug Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore

Moore raised the notion of rampant voter fraud, calling on the secretary of state to conduct a full investigation before certifying the results. Moore was dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct involving te...More..

Iranian Protesters Raise Stakes, Attacking Police Stations
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Iranian Protesters Raise Stakes, Attacking Police Stations

Elsewhere, a boy aged 11 and a man were reported killed in clashes along with a member of the Revolutionary Guards . The protest began last Thursday in the city of Mashhad , initially against price rise and...More..

LA Man Arrested In Deadly Swatting Call In Kansas
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

LA Man Arrested In Deadly Swatting Call In Kansas

Barriss is the same man who allegedly called in a bomb threat to ABC station KABC in 2015, which led to an evacuation of the Los Angeles television station, according to the Glendale Police Department in Lo...More..

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid

London time. Russian oil output increased to an average 10.98-million barrels a day in 2017, up 0.1% from the previous year and the highest since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, according to data p...More..

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

However, don't get your hopes up just yet. This makes it more likely that there won't be a victor and that the pot will continue to grow. There was no victor for Saturday's $384 million Powerball jackpot, a...More..

Twins born in different years, but minutes apart
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Twins born in different years, but minutes apart

A pair of Californian twins have made the news by being born in different years despite being delivered mere minutes apart. Twin babies born in Delano, Calif. The babies were said to have born healthy and has...More..

Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

VOA said a reporter with its Persian Service had spoken to their families. Video posted to social media purported to show the two victims following the shootings. Activists came out in full force after pro-go...More..

Cold snap to stretch through first week of 2018
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Cold snap to stretch through first week of 2018

As of 4 a.m. Tuesday , the air temperature in Topeka was minus-2 degrees, and a Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect through 11 a.m. today . New Year's Day will be partly sunny with a slight chance of ra...More..