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Volunteers discover 43 brown snake eggs in school sandpit

Volunteers discover 43 brown snake eggs in school sandpit The volunteers visited the sandpit the day the call came in - on December 20 - and removed 12 eggs. "The sand was still fresh and loose and would have provided the flawless place for snakes to regulate the eggs due to the temperature", said FAWNA volunteer Yvette Attleir . [Full Article...]

Plowable snow, gusty winds move in for Thursday

Plowable snow, gusty winds move in for Thursday The GFS model has the storm a smidge closer to us than the European does. Arctic air will remain in place through Tuesday. So Southern Maryland, the Northern Neck of Virginia, and the Eastern Shore all have better odds at seeing measurable snow than those that live west of town. [Full Article...]

Palestinians condemn Israeli move to assert control over West Bank

Palestinians condemn Israeli move to assert control over West Bank The bill has been backed by Israel's ruling right-wing coalition, with a 64-52 vote, which would seek to separate Palestinian districts from the jurisdiction of the current Jerusalem municipality. Earlier this month, Trump formally recognized the contested city as the capital of Israel in a speech at the White House as well as plans to relocate the U.S. [Full Article...]

Pakistan convenes emergency meet after Trump announces end of United States aide

Pakistan convenes emergency meet after Trump announces end of United States aide The group is accused of some of the most lethal attacks on USA forces in Afghanistan , and was dubbed by America's former top military officer Mike Mullen as a "veritable arm" of Pakistani intelligence. According to the report , the USA has given Pakistan approximately $33 billion United States in aid since 2002. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif responded angrily to Trump's tw... [Full Article...]

Moore says he took polygraph after election to confirm accusations were false

Moore says he took polygraph after election to confirm accusations were false Moore's attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election. Election officials examined digital ballot images, but only where the scanners detected no valid vote or an invalid double vote. Moore issued a statement on Thursday claiming "this was a... [Full Article...]

Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran

Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran Hundreds have been reported arrested nationwide as Iran tries to keep a lid on the protests, but are struggling between calls by moderates to avoid making things worse, and calls by hardliners to restore order quickly and forcefully. That was echoed Monday by judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, who urged authorities to confront rioters, state TV reported. Clash is mainly going between Ant... [Full Article...]

Call of Duty Swatting Incident Results in Fatal Shooting of Innocent Father

Call of Duty Swatting Incident Results in Fatal Shooting of Innocent Father Barriss was arrested with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but we don't know what charges he will face yet. A Los Angeles man accused of making a prank call that led to a deadly police shooting in Kansas is in jail. The following is a the 911 audio and video of the officer involved shooting we release today during our press conference, please be advised the following video cont... [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot $363M for Tuesday night drawing

Mega Millions jackpot $363M for Tuesday night drawing Players may also go for the big one by purchasing two chances to win the jackpot for just $3 with the new Just the Jackpot option. Starting on Saturday, tickets will cost $2, the same as tickets for rival Powerball. The lump sum, which features a cash value of $278 million, is the ninth-largest jackpot in the game's history, Reuters reported . The $343 million prize would be the eighth-highest ... [Full Article...]

California twins born in different years

California twins born in different years Sunday. The second twin, a girl, was born 12:16 a.m. Monday, weighing in at 4 pounds 10 ounces, and about 16 inches. Maria Ontiveros was due January 27, 2018, but went into labor around 7 p.m. The babies' parents said that they were about a month early. The Ontiveros twins weren't due until January 27 but they decided to make an early entrance, sending their mother, Maria Esperanza Flores Rios... [Full Article...]

Q2 Weather: Snow exits, cold next

Q2 Weather: Snow exits, cold next Wind chill values between 2 and 7. Make it a great New Year's Day! Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Cold tonight under the full moon low near 20 degrees. There will be a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. [Full Article...]

Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?

Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey? In his tweet, Trump referred to the "Deep State Justice Department", an apparent reference to the president's contention that some elements of the us intelligence apparatus have attempted to undermine his election. Trump's tweet about Abedin came not long after "Fox and Friends" promoted a report from the conservative news website the Daily Caller on Abedin's email use. [Full Article...]

Bronx Furniture Store Catches On Fire

Bronx Furniture Store Catches On Fire The fire started on the first floor of a building on Commonwealth Avenue and East Tremont Avenue in the Van Nest section just after 5:30 a.m. "I woke up my husband, my kids and said listen there's a fire in the building", she told WABC. . A stairwell acted like a chimney, carrying the flames through the entire building within minutes and blocking the main escape route. What condition the 12 i... [Full Article...]

AfD politician faces criminal investigation over 'barbarian Muslim gang-raping hordes' tweet

AfD politician faces criminal investigation over 'barbarian Muslim gang-raping hordes' tweet A leading German far-right politician is set to be investigated by police after she called Muslims "barbaric and gang-raping". Von Storch's boss, AfD leader Alice Weidel has been scathing about social media censorship, and backed Von Storch with a post of her own. [Full Article...]

Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore

Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore The film's current total now stands at Rs 272.79 crore, trade analyst Taran Adarsh reported. Let's see how many records Tiger Zinda Hai breaks before creating new ones! "As popular trade analyst Girish Johar revealed about the film's domestic and global exploits on Twitter, " #TigerZindaHai zooooms past Rs 250 crore nett in domestic and Rs 400 crore gross globally 10 days! The movie is based on... [Full Article...]

Table Mountain fall survivor recovering in hospital

Table Mountain fall survivor recovering in hospital John Marais, of Wilderness Search and Rescue, told South African news site TimesLive the two climbers were seen "dangling" on ropes about 150 metres (490ft) below the cable vehicle station just after 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT). The agency quotes Merle Collins, a spokeswoman for South Africa's national parks service, as saying they had been abseiling down the mountain. It was several hours bef... [Full Article...]

Korea awaits N. Korea's response to existing dialogue offer

Korea awaits N. Korea's response to existing dialogue offer Kim said both Koreas could "urgently meet" to discuss the possibility - an announcement that was welcomed by South Korea president Moon Jae-in. Kim's comments were the first indication of North Korea's willingness to participate in the Winter Games, which run from February 9 to 25. [Full Article...]

Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change

Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change On social media, Iranian activists drew attention to a petition to former President Barack Obama urging him to voice support for the protests . An Iranian official is blaming "foreign agents" for the shooting deaths of two protesters during widespread anti-government demonstrations Saturday. [Full Article...]

Nine dead as fresh protests hit Iran

Nine dead as fresh protests hit Iran The unrest has remained focused on provincial towns and cities, with only sporadic protests reported in Tehran on Monday evening. The Revolutionary Guards have yet to fully intervene against the protesters, but published photos on Monday of three wanted people and called on the public to report any "seditionist elements". [Full Article...]

Court docs: FBI raid part of investigation into possible ISIS supporter

Court docs: FBI raid part of investigation into possible ISIS supporter The FBI conducted the raid in a Northern Virginia condominium complex Friday afternoon. Phone and computer records obtained by law enforcement also showed that Duncan had searched extensively for information about ISIS and counterterrorism. [Full Article...]

Envoy to China, Vijay Keshav Gokhale is new foreign secretary

Envoy to China, Vijay Keshav Gokhale is new foreign secretary S Jaishankar , who is completing his tenure on 28.01". The ministry said that in 2015, he was appointed Ambassador to China for two years. Proficient in Chinese, Gokhale's recent experience in handling the Dokalam crisis in coordination with Jaishankar and NSA AK Doval will come in handy amid Beijing's global ambitions that threatens India's security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. [Full Article...]


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