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Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice Auto drivers and train passengers are being warned that journeys could be hampered by snow and ice over the next two days. "Rain, sleet and snow showers will become more frequent in northwestern areas during the evening and overnight, with some icy conditions". [Full Article...]

Houston police officers hurt in shooting incident: What we know so far

Houston police officers hurt in shooting incident: What we know so far Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Mayor Sylvester Turner are at Memorial Hermann. A suspect was dead at the scene and SWAT officers were working to make sure no one else was inside the building where the shooting took place, police said . [Full Article...]

Acting AG Whitaker says Mueller probe 'close to being completed'

Acting AG Whitaker says Mueller probe 'close to being completed' Asked by Fox News if the Justice Department would investigate witnesses who Republicans have accused of misleading Congress - including Comey and fired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok - Whitaker responded, "We take very seriously lying to Congress". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

United Kingdom leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions Currently, the backstop clause would indefinitely keep Britain in a customs union with the EU if no other way were found to avoid physical border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Brady's backstop proposal is one of more than a dozen amendments proposed by United Kingdom lawmakers that aim to alter the course of Britain's departure. [Full Article...]

[Update] Woman Trapped In Upper East Side Townhouse Elevator All Weekend

[Update] Woman Trapped In Upper East Side Townhouse Elevator All Weekend They add: "Authorities say no one else was home while she was working in the private townhouse". Firefighters were able to force the elevator door open with tools, New York Fire Department spokesman Chris Bark said. Back in 2008, the New Yorker published an unforgettable story about a man who was stuck in an elevator for 41 hours. The Madison Avenue-adjacent building was purchased in 1999 ... [Full Article...]

Tesco says changes to United Kingdom business to impact up to 9000 jobs

Tesco says changes to United Kingdom business to impact up to 9000 jobs Not only are customers shopping in different ways, but we know that they have less time available to shop too - which means they are using our counters less frequently. Adrian Jones, national officer for retail distribution for Unite, said: "Our top priority this week is to arrange a meeting with Tesco's management to get a clear picture of what the supermarket is planning". [Full Article...]

Shutdown projected to cost US economy $3 billion, government report says

Shutdown projected to cost US economy $3 billion, government report says The credibility of the federal government as an employer and contracting party may also have been eroded, "making it more hard for federal agencies to attract and maintain a talented workforce and more expensive to enter into contracts with the private firms", the CBO said . [Full Article...]

Irish PM says army might be needed at border after chaotic Brexit

Irish PM says army might be needed at border after chaotic Brexit Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Coveney was asked what uniform the troops would be wearing. "It is important we send a clear message to the Irish government and the EU27 that the backstop on the table is maintained in line with their pledges to avoid a hard border". [Full Article...]

Suspect nabbed in brazen art theft from Moscow museum

Red-faced officials said security would be stepped up at the State Tretyakov Gallery following the theft of "Ai Petri.Crimea", which was removed from a temporary exhibition that had not been fitted with alarms. The ministry published a video of his arrest that showed armed police holding the man to the floor and recovering the painting, that appeared not to be damaged. [Full Article...]

Man clings to hood at 70 miles per hour in latest road rage incident

Man clings to hood at 70 miles per hour in latest road rage incident State Police said Fitzgerald took off, reaching 70 miles per hour at one point, stopping and accelerating when Kamrowski didn't get off his vehicle. An unidentified person ordered Mark Fitzgerald, 37, at gunpoint out of his SUV, allowing Richard Kamrowski to climb down from the auto unscathed, police said. [Full Article...]

Australia Divided: Thousands Expected to Protest Australia Day legacy

Australia Divided: Thousands Expected to Protest Australia Day legacy This month it ordered local councils to hold induction ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day and the Australian Citizenship Day holiday on September 17 or have their authorization revoked. "I think there's a lot of improvement that needs to be done and to come up with the most action based solution and a grass roots one", she said. For many indigenous Australians, who trace their line... [Full Article...]

'Significant progress' on talks with Taliban, says USA envoy

'Significant progress' on talks with Taliban, says USA envoy The talks lasted for six days - longer than any of the other previous set of discussions that have been held during recent months. The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with United States officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan . [Full Article...]

U.S. envoy briefs Afghan officials on talks with the Taliban

U.S. envoy briefs Afghan officials on talks with the Taliban Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in turn assured his people Monday that no deals would be made without Kabul's awareness or participation. "This is a moment of opportunity, and I hope Afghans seize this opportunity to put political differences aside and deal with this moment positively and urgently", Khalilzad said. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris Kicks Off 2020 Campaign, Invokes ‘American Dream’

Kamala Harris Kicks Off 2020 Campaign, Invokes ‘American Dream’ An estimated 20,000 people packed the plaza near Oakland City Hall and overflowed into the streets. In the weeks before last November's elections , she traveled to the leadoff caucus state to campaign on behalf of Democrats, and also visited other early-voting states. [Full Article...]

Duke University apologises over professor’s email asking Chinese students to speak English

Duke University apologises over professor’s email asking Chinese students to speak English Students are calling for a further investigation into the emails and claims that those speaking Chinese outside of class might not be given the same opportunities as other students. NBC News reached out to Neely early Sunday but she did not respond immediately. This form of racism affects more than just global Chinese students: multiple ethnic groups share solidarity in the fight for linguistic an... [Full Article...]

Twin explosions at church in southern Philippines kill 27

Twin explosions at church in southern Philippines kill 27 Police and military reports said the casualties included both troops and civilians. "The law will give them no mercy", Salvador Panelo, a spokesman for Mr Duterte, said. Catholic Church leaders in the area branded the lethal explosions at the cathedral as the "handiwork of devils". No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. [Full Article...]

Howard Schultz Thinks Democrats' Health Care Ideas Are Wildly Unrealistic

Howard Schultz Thinks Democrats' Health Care Ideas Are Wildly Unrealistic His departure as CEO of Starbucks past year sparked rumour of his political ambitions. But Schultz said he believes this time may be different, pointing to the sizable number of registered independents across the country. The last serious independent bid for the presidency was made by another billionaire, H. Ross Perot in 1992. And Democrats blame consumer advocate Ralph Nader for taking vot... [Full Article...]

Steve Martin's Portrayal Of Roger Stone Is Hysterical On 'SNL' Cold Open

Steve Martin's Portrayal Of Roger Stone Is Hysterical On 'SNL' Cold Open Just before offering the "Live from New York" intro, this Stone said, in the style of Martin's wild-and-crazy declarations of old, "I'm just a normal and straightforward guy!" The Stone case is in some way reminiscent of Mueller prosecutions that have accused former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen of lying to Congress about his role in a Moscow real estate project; former White House national secur... [Full Article...]

Chinese police blame fatal blast on man killed in explosion

Chinese police blame fatal blast on man killed in explosion Three minutes later, another blast erupted in a room on the 30th floor of the same building. Blasts can be seen erupting from both ground level and from near the top of the building in the city of Changchun. They did not mention any possible suspects or motives, the outlet reported. There have been occasional violent incidents in mainland China where people have used explosives to express th... [Full Article...]

Heavy snow moves in making for trecherous conditions

Heavy snow moves in making for trecherous conditions Monday night will be cold with temperatures falling below zero and we barely hit one degrees on Tuesday. Look for heavy snow to overspread the area from west to east. Chances for rain will start late this evening and transition over to snow overnight as temperatures quickly fall. Lows on Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be between 27 below and 35 below, and wind chills could plummet to almost 60 ... [Full Article...]


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