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Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region

Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region About eight inches of snow had fallen there by early afternoon. At least four people have died and scores of motorists were injured and stranded, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. If travel is necessary please refer to MoDot's interactive road map here: Missouri DOT Road Conditions . Forecasters said heavy snow could fall in mountain areas north of Interstate 64, such as Charlottesville... [Full Article...]

More snow to fall Friday night

More snow to fall Friday night Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Caroline, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties in Maryland from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Monday. However, the main concern for winter weather will hold off until this evening. Total snowfall of 7 to 9 inches is expected to occur along and south of a Rushville to Lincoln to Danville line, with 5 to 7 inches of snow expected north of this line. [Full Article...]

Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run He made the announcement as a government shutdown dragged into the longest in U.S. history, and as the field of 2020 contenders widens and anticipation grows around bigger names still considering runs. "We have the best candidate with the best ideas and the best heart", Joaquin Castro said. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey have moved ... [Full Article...]

Syrian air defences intercept 'missiles' near Damascus: State media

Syrian air defences intercept 'missiles' near Damascus: State media A Syrian military source said the target appears to have been a "ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus global airport". Syrian state media broadcast footage of what it said were the air defenses firing, with bright lights seen shooting across the night sky. [Full Article...]

Milwaukee bus driver commended after rescuing toddler from frigid temperatures

Milwaukee bus driver commended after rescuing toddler from frigid temperatures The rescue was captured on the bus surveillance cameras. A passenger on Ivic's bus gave up her coat to keep the infant warm while they waited for firefighters, police and transit security officers to arrive, WISN-TV reports. MCTS later learned the baby is less than a year old. When asked about what happened Ivic herself, who is originally from Serbia, told reporters, "If I find myself in same si... [Full Article...]

Governor Newsom Mourns Slain California Officer

Governor Newsom Mourns Slain California Officer Corona, whose father is a 26-year veteran of the Colusa County Sheriff's Office, graduated from the Sacramento Police Department's training academy in July, was sworn in on August 2 and completed her field training just before Christmas, reported the Sacramento Bee . [Full Article...]

Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Is Reunited With Her Aunt, Sheriff Says

Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Is Reunited With Her Aunt, Sheriff Says Months later, Jayme reappeared in the sparsely-populated town of Gordon, about 70 miles (113km) north of her hometown. "My legs started to shake". A 13-year-old girl from the U.S. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Jayme was expected to be reunited with her remaining family. Property records show that the cabin belonged to Patterson's father. [Full Article...]

‘Mechanical issues’ with DeSantis plane delay Sheriff Israel suspension announcement

‘Mechanical issues’ with DeSantis plane delay Sheriff Israel suspension announcement The governor's executive order [PDF] excoriates Israel not just over the horrific Parkland shooting, but for similar failures and lack of leadership regarding the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017. He said he didn't want to deputies to undertake suicide missions. The following month, the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association took a largely symbolic vote of no confidence ... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Didn’t Know Manafort Gave Polling Data To Russian Associate

Trump Says He Didn’t Know Manafort Gave Polling Data To Russian Associate That could change, assuming that Trump's lying about this, but Mueller wouldn't have put this much effort into publicly undermining Manafort's credibility as a witness if that was a likely possibility. "Such a failure is unsurprising here, where these occurrences happened during a period when Mr. Manafort was managing a US presidential campaign and had countless meetings, email communications, and... [Full Article...]

GoFundMe to refund $20M in donations to build wall

GoFundMe to refund $20M in donations to build wall Brian Kolfage , 37, who lives with his family in the Miramar Beach resort community of Sandestin, in the Panhandle's Walton County, created the We the People Will Build the Wall GoFundMe page with the aim to raise $1 billion in mid-December. [Full Article...]

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said two of the dead were riding the bus and one was on the platform at Westboro station, a major stop on the city's busway. Investigators worked through the night and identified the three victims and contacted their families, said Const. [Full Article...]

Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery

Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery Firefighters were already at the scene before the explosion to investigate the cause of the leak, he said. A fire broke out after the blast, said to have been caused by a pocket of gas, at around 9am (0800 GMT) in the city's 9th district, a residential and shopping area. [Full Article...]

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez In its Friday report , Politico pointed to no fewer than 20 Democratic lawmakers who aren't exactly over the moon about Ocasio-Cortez's public behavior and its reflection on the party. They both unseated a fellow Democrat and share Puerto Rican roots. Instead, the open downstate NY slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'examined whether Trump was threat to national security'

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'examined whether Trump was threat to national security' One aspect of that investigation - whether Trump's firing of Comey represented obstruction of justice - has been previously reported . The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security, and they also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced... [Full Article...]

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces She's Running For President In 2020

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces She's Running For President In 2020 A formal announcement of her candidacy will follow in the coming weeks, Gabbard said in comments released by CNN on Friday evening. That same year, as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, Gabbard criticized the party's handling of the presidential primary. [Full Article...]

In surprise outreach, Donald Trump pledges to reform H-1B visa programme

As of April 2017, when Trump signed an executive order - "Buy American and Hire American" - it's become more hard for US companies to hire people via H-1B. The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau Confirms Canada Has Granted Asylum To Saudi Teen

Justin Trudeau Confirms Canada Has Granted Asylum To Saudi Teen Alqunun refused to meet with her father, who arrived in the Thai capital on Tuesday. Confined to an airport transit hotel, Alqunun conducted an online appeal for help, garnering tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of United Nations officials. [Full Article...]

President Trump Is Already Anticipating the Retirement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Trump Is Already Anticipating the Retirement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Friday , the court released a written statement saying there is no additional evidence of cancer. Just before Christmas, Justice Ginsburg had a pulmonary lobectomy to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs. She is expected to work on cases from home next week before returning to the Supreme Court. With Gorsuch, protestations over the denial of Obama nominee Merrick Garland forced S... [Full Article...]

Canadian town 'inundated' with dozens of stranded seals

Canadian town 'inundated' with dozens of stranded seals Seals were trapped at Roddickton-Bide Arm on the island of Newfoundland. Posting on Facebook, the force said: "The RCMP and DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) remind the general public that it is illegal to disturb marine mammals and although animals of the wild may appear to be friendly in nature, it is very risky to approach or attempt to capture animals without proper equipment". [Full Article...]

Jordan tame Syria to reach Asian Cup knockouts

Jordan tame Syria to reach Asian Cup knockouts India went on to win the match 4-1 and 34-year-old Chhetri surpassed Lionel Messi to become the second-most prolific global scorer in the list of active players. When asked whether the Blue Tigers view UAE as their toughest opponents in the group stage, Kotal said: "Before the Thailand game, would anybody have said that it was going to be easy?" Vital Borkelmans' team, who stunned defending cham... [Full Article...]


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