Khamenei blames Iran's 'enemies' for unrest as USA ups pressure

Russia, which is allied with Iran in its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said "unacceptable" external interference was destabilizing the situation in Iran, the RIA news agency reported. Meanwhile, the Trump administration acknowledged... More..

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Plan to expand offshore drilling draws cheers, jeers

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, reiterated his opposition and directed Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, a Democrat, to investigate a lawsuit. The Obama administration said it could not be reversed, be...More..

Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation

Instead, she is requesting reimbursement of legal costs, a public apology from Moore, and a court order preventing him and his campaign from attacking her. Alone with the teenager, he allegedly asked for her ph...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Frozen, immobilized iguanas are falling from trees during Florida cold snap

A video from Jenna Isola in West Palm Beach, taken on her way to work, shows a man carrying a large, stiff iguana out of a parking lot after it was affected by the cold. Wildlife officials say the frigid animal...More..

White House bans personal cellphone use in the West Wing
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

White House bans personal cellphone use in the West Wing

In another excerpt from the book , published on Thursday by the Hollywood Reporter , Wolff recounted the moment when Walsh quit on March 30 after the administration and the GOP's latest failure to pass heal...More..

UIDAI rejects media report on getting Aadhaar data in minutes
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

UIDAI rejects media report on getting Aadhaar data in minutes

The Aadhaar database "remains fully safe and secure with highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic information can not be misused without biometrics". UIDAI, the Aadhaar governing body further...More..

Wind chill advisory in effect throughout Western Pennsylvania until Saturday afternoon
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Wind chill advisory in effect throughout Western Pennsylvania until Saturday afternoon

Temperatures will drop today to the single digits and remain that way through tomorrow and Saturday . Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. FRIDAY: Part...More..

Turkey calls for peace, stability in Iran
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Turkey calls for peace, stability in Iran

In an interview with French broadcaster LCI ahead of his one-day visit to Paris, Erdogan said Turkey and France will "take important steps" on economy and politics. The comments were not immediately confirmed...More..

14 confirmed dead in S/African train crash, death toll expected to rise
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

14 confirmed dead in S/African train crash, death toll expected to rise

Meiring said a fire also broke out in one of the carriages and had begun to spread. South Africa's transport minister has confirmed the death toll. The train was between Hennenman and Kroonstad in the Free ...More..

U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of Iran's Guardian Council - the body in charge of checking legislation approved by the parliament within the framework of Iran's constitution and Islamic law - said on We...More..

Palestina Labels Israeli Bill as State Terrorism
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Palestina Labels Israeli Bill as State Terrorism

On the other hand, the Israeli security service Shin Bet said that the possible final adoption of the death penalty law "for terrorist activities" can trigger a wave of kidnappings of Israelis around the worl...More..

Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt

The sightseeing balloon was carrying 21 tourists of various nationalities at the time. Tourists often take early morning hot air balloon rides over the city and the ancient Egyptian temples and relics in neighb...More..

East Coast storm causes flight cancellations at DIA
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

East Coast storm causes flight cancellations at DIA

Weather officials say 35 centimeters of snow was recorded in Boston and 25 centimeters in NY. As a precaution, Alaska and Virgin America canceled most of their flights in and out of Boston, New York K...More..

Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein

US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Wednesday filed a legal complaint against the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller, the former director of the Federal Burea...More..

New state park planned on 2 closed NYC waterfront landfills
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

New state park planned on 2 closed NYC waterfront landfills

While Democrats in other states have mentioned potential legal action, NY would be the first state to take such aggressive action, potentially elevating Cuomo's statute as a leading progressive voice against Tr...More..

US Adds Pakistan to Religious Freedom Watchlist
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

US Adds Pakistan to Religious Freedom Watchlist

The designations were made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on December 22 in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act, according to Nauert. Eritrea and Sudan, are the only two African natio...More..

Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people

At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded market in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul on Thursday, The New York Times reported. The blast stripped bark...More..

Coast Guard searching for plane after losing contact
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Coast Guard searching for plane after losing contact

When the aircraft failed to respond to air traffic controllers, two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of NORAD were launched from Ellington Field, Texas. Pet advocates tell KXAN this is often faster and eas...More..

Socialite accused of hitting lawyer with purse in antisemitic attack
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Socialite accused of hitting lawyer with purse in antisemitic attack

According to the Daily Mail , during the alleged assault Cooke used a Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch, which retails for about $300. The family was leaving the restaurant when Cooke, behind t...More..

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger

Detroit Free Press reported the woman passenger complained that she woke up to find her shirt and trousers unbuttoned with a hand in her trousers. He also reportedly told the agent he partly unzipped the woman...More..

Winning lottery ticket sold in Lawton
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Winning lottery ticket sold in Lawton

Three winning Powerball tickets worth $50,000 and one worth $1 million from Wednesday's drawing were sold in central and western North Carolina. Wednesday night's winning numbers were 42-39-18-2-37 and the ...More..

A failed North Korean missile crashed in its own city this year
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

A failed North Korean missile crashed in its own city this year

Strangely, similar tests had previously been undertaken at a sea side town in order to prevent any wide-scale destruction if the missile failed (a crash into the sea being preferable to a city), but in early Ap...More..

East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'

The winter storm that is slamming U.S. East Coast also led to more than 200 flight cancellation in the widwestern city of Chicago. A bomb cyclone occurs when the central pressure in a low pressure system expe...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Federal marijuana policy change raises significant questions

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era federal policy that provided legal shelter for marijuana sales in states that have allowed recreational pot, placing thousands of marijuana businesses...More..

Pakistan and US Officials Double Down on Diplomacy After Trump Twitter Tirade
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Pakistan and US Officials Double Down on Diplomacy After Trump Twitter Tirade

The administration has stressed the suspension is "not a permanent cut-off at this time" and assistance funding and pending deliveries "will be frozen but not cancelled, as we continue to hope Pakistan will tak...More..

Gym memberships are on the rise since the New Year started
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Gym memberships are on the rise since the New Year started

Baker said it's best to break down your goals to try and prevent a failed resolution. Hamilton's advice, however, is to not just set one big goal to achieve by the end of the year. Be mindful not to bite off ...More..

No reported death, fewer firecracker-related injuries recorded - DOH
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

No reported death, fewer firecracker-related injuries recorded - DOH

January 2, with 12 amputations. These cases under the surveillance period are 57 percent lower than the five-year average from 2012 to 2016. "Relatively" because there are still injuries reported, but "please...More..

India's defense minister clears procurement for bombs, missiles
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

India's defense minister clears procurement for bombs, missiles

Israel has become a major defence supplier to India , selling an average of $1 billion of military equipment each year. Over the past few years, Israel Air Force has awarded several contracts for air and miss...More..

Ticket prices continue to soar for UGA's national title game
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Ticket prices continue to soar for UGA's national title game

The Bulldogs also trailed late in the fourth quarter before Jake Fromm led them on a comeback drive to tie the score. The company said Tuesday that the average ticket price on StubHub for Alabama-Georgia was ...More..

Lower Mainland property assessments show white hot condo market, detached homes sagging
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Lower Mainland property assessments show white hot condo market, detached homes sagging

Province-wide, the more than 2.04 million properties in B.C. were assessed at $1.86 trillion, a 12 per cent increase over 2017. Overall, assessment values in Northern B.C. "The single family home market is ve...More..

by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Two Stable Stocks: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Investors also need to beware of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) valuations. It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating i...More..

Multi-car crash outside Buffalo leaves motorists backed up for miles
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Multi-car crash outside Buffalo leaves motorists backed up for miles

The eastbound highway stretch will be closed until further notice. The New York State Thruway Authority says all lanes are blocked eastbound between exits 49 and 48A due to the accident. Multiple extraction...More..

Peru Pasamayo: Many killed as coach plunges off cliff
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Peru Pasamayo: Many killed as coach plunges off cliff

It was said to be carrying 57 passengers at the time of the crash and was on its way to Lima from Huacho, which is about 80 miles north of the capital. Escudero said the driver lost control of the vehicle due...More..

Blumenthal speaks ahead of Puerto Rico visit
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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 custom...More..

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..