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Long Island weather: Snow expected for evening commute

Long Island weather: Snow expected for evening commute Clair counties. The east end of Long Island may see 2-3 inches of snow, and areas south of I-195 in New Jersey may see between 2-4 inches. The Genesee County 911 consortium page reports only a few vehicle crashes as well. For areas along and north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, expect some flurries this evening, but only about a dusting to an inch is expected. The weather is supposed to clear S... [Full Article...]

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government The Social Democrats initially said they would go into opposition after a disastrous election result in September. For Merkel, winning over the SPD is her only realistic chance of securing a fourth term in office, after she failed to assemble an alternative three-way coalition excluding the center-left party. [Full Article...]

4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada

4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada She says the loud crash shook her house, sending her to a window, where she says she saw part of the chopper in the trees in the distance by an open field. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said the government's "thoughts are with the employees affected, and our honest condolences to the families of those lost in the crash". [Full Article...]

GOP Leaders Finalize Biggest Tax Overhaul in 3 Decades

Trump says Wednesday that a deal is "very, very close". "But given all the other changes made in the tax code leading into it, I can't in good conscience support it unless we are able to increase [the child tax credit], and there's ways to do it and we'll be very reasonable about it". [Full Article...]

At least 1 dead as 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

At least 1 dead as 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Associated Press that deaths had been reported but could not immediately provide details. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.5 magnitude quake was centered near Cipatujah, Indonesia , at 11:47 p.m. local time (11:47 a.m. EST). [Full Article...]

Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire

Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire Mandatory evacuation orders were in effect for swathes of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. A photo posted to Ashley Iverson's Facebook page on May 15, 2017, shows her with her husband Cory Iverson. For the time being, we must focus on evacuating where prudent, getting firefighters the support they need to protect as much property as possible without endangering themselves needlessly, and ... [Full Article...]

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife challenges Talwars' acquittal in SC

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife challenges Talwars' acquittal in SC In October, the Allahabad high court had acquitted the Talwar couple of the charges of killing Aarushi and Hemraj saying there was no clinching evidence of them committing the crimes. The Allahabad High Court had accepted their plea and granted relief to the Talwars. Although, a special CBI court had found Aarushi's parents guilty in 2012, the dentist couple chose to appeal against the order a... [Full Article...]

Hewitt coming out retirement, again, for Australian Open

Hewitt, because he has not officially filed those papers, has remained in the drug-testing protocol. The 36-year-old told 7NEWS he was keen to "give it a fair crack". "I wanted to go out on a big high, and for me, Lleyton's a guy who over the last few years I've played my biggest matches with, especially in Davis Cup". [Full Article...]

Police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

Police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport The police haven't confirmed whether the incident was related to terror. The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travellers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport. [Full Article...]

UK's undersea cables at risk of 'potentially catastrophic' attack by Russians

He told the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) that the modernisation of the Russian fleet was forcing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to do more to protect sea lines of communication. It's something that we have been anxious about for some time . "We can do some things about it, but not enough because our anti-submarine warfare capability has been seriously neglected". [Full Article...]

'Apprentice' star turned Trump aide to leave White House

'Apprentice' star turned Trump aide to leave White House Our source also tells us the Prez will be issuing a statement - or probably ( most definitely) a tweet - wishing Omarosa well and saying she'll be missed. She submitted her resignation to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Tuesday, according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders . Her presence hardly immunized Trump, who sparked outrage with his handling of the white supremacist rally in... [Full Article...]

But are fare hikes worth paying for new rail tunnels?

But are fare hikes worth paying for new rail tunnels? That project already had a federal funding commitment, but Christie cited concerns about cost overruns. Amtrak , which owns the tunnels and most of the tracks along the corridor, has estimated the existing tunnel into NY could fail in 10 to 15 years due to saltwater damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. [Full Article...]

Islamic countries against Trump: East Jerusalem, capital of Palestine

Islamic countries against Trump: East Jerusalem, capital of Palestine The Oslo Accords with Israel in 1993 established a Palestinian National Authority as an interim body to run parts of Gaza and the West Bank, but not East Jerusalem , pending an agreed solution to the conflict. The Kremlin is aware of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's stance on Israel but does not share it, according to a statement Wednesday by Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Pesko... [Full Article...]

OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments

OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments WKMG reports she refused to the money because she thought she was going to die soon. Eventually, the five-foot, 100-pound woman was escorted out of the building and into the rear seat of Officer David Perez's police vehicle and taken to Lake County Jail. [Full Article...]

Hours after shaking hands, Manmohan seeks apology from PM Modi

Hours after shaking hands, Manmohan seeks apology from PM Modi Congress sources said the comment, coming a day after Rahul was named the party president, was significant as outgoing chief Sonia Gandhi had held Singh in high esteem ever since he was made the prime minister in 2004, and then again in 2009 as Rahul was being groomed. [Full Article...]

Australian Bishops Dismiss Demands to Change Church Rules Over Child Sex Abuse

Australian Bishops Dismiss Demands to Change Church Rules Over Child Sex Abuse The commission says tens of thousands of children were allegedly abused in more than 4000 institutions, but the true number would never be known. But we admit that sometimes we have been slow to grasp the extent or severity of abuse, and that without the work of the Royal Commission we would not have been able to achieve this. [Full Article...]

NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US

NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US Four Port Authority Police Officers have been hailed as heroes after taking down the Bangladeshi man USA authorities say set off a homemade pipe bomb in a crowded New York City commuter hub on Monday. In a scenario NY had dreaded for years, Ullah strapped on a crude pipe bomb with Velcro and plastic ties, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set off the device, authoriti... [Full Article...]

Russia's former minister found guilty of bribery

Russia's former minister found guilty of bribery The 61-year-old Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested in more than two decades. A court in Moscow found Ulyukayev guilty of demanding and accepting the bribe on November 14 past year. Sechin has failed to attend court hearings despite being summoned as a witness. Russian former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev stands behind bars after the verdict at a courtroom in... [Full Article...]

Talaq 'to be' a punishable offence in India

Talaq 'to be' a punishable offence in India The draft law, titled " Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill ", proposes to make the practice of triple talaq illegal and punishable by law with a three-year non-bailable jail term. Reports suggest the Bill not only seeks to criminalize instant triple talaq , but also proposes to provide compensation for the affected women and their children. [Full Article...]

Apprentice star says White House didn't fire her

The announcement Wednesday that Newman, a former " Apprentice " contestant and aide to the president, was leaving her post has brought with it new questions about diversity - or lack of it - in the Trump White House. Asked how many in the White House are African American, Huckabee Sanders said, "I don't have a number, directly in front of me specifically, not African American but I can say, again,... [Full Article...]


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