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Storm forces dozens of flight cancellations at Ottawa airport Storm forces dozens of flight cancellations at Ottawa airport
- January 05, 2018

The average flight is being delayed 16 minutes thanks to weather-related issues sich as de-icing planes and snowy runways. Both LaGuardia and JFK International airport temporarily suspended all inbound and outbound outbound flights Thursday, citing strong winds and low visibility. (more...)
Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight
- January 05, 2018

Streamlines of snow will be focalized in the primary snow belt. "These wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin", the NWS advisory said . It will be another bitter cold, but bright day as sunshine helps our spirits as highs struggle to passed the single digits and winds WNW 5-15 miles per hour will gust to 20 miles per hour late morning through mid afternoon. (more...)
Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people
- January 05, 2018

The blast occurred at 8:30pm on Thursday evening. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's spokesperson issued a statement calling the attack an "unpardonable crime against humanity" and pledging to destroy terrorist groups. ISIS, which is opposed to both the Taliban and the Western-backed government, has claimed a growing share of such attacks. The attack happened near the U.S. (more...)
State Dept. to release Abedin documents from Weiner laptop State Dept. to release Abedin documents from Weiner laptop
- January 05, 2018

The Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, law enforcement officials and a witness tells The Hill . (more...)
Roy Moore Accuser Is Suing Him For Defamation Roy Moore Accuser Is Suing Him For Defamation
- January 05, 2018

Corfman's suit asks the court to force Moore to " retract all defamatory statements made against Ms. Corfman, to publicly apologize for these defamatory statements, and to refrain from making further defamatory statements". "I believe they're politically motivated , to stop a successful campaign". "Mr. Moore sexually abused me when I was only 14 years old". The lawsuit outlines 11 instances in which Moore publicly denied Corfman's allegations or denied knowing her altogether. (more...)
Man Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman On Flight While She Slept Man Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman On Flight While She Slept
- January 05, 2018

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man was arrested by federal authorities in MI after a woman co-passenger complained of being sexually assaulted by him after falling asleep on the flight. He rubbished the victim's claims, saying he had learnt from his wife that the woman was 'sleeping on his knees'. His wife told officials a similar story, and said that they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats. (more...)
Should coffee customers be charged 25p for disposable cups? Should coffee customers be charged 25p for disposable cups?
- January 05, 2018

Buy a reusable glass coffee cup here. "The environmental audit committee has recognised that the huge mountain of disposable coffee cups is effectively unrecylable, and is overwhelming and disrupting the nation's waste disposal systems". (more...)
Here's what Edward Snowden had to say about India's Aadhaar programme Here's what Edward Snowden had to say about India's Aadhaar programme
- January 05, 2018

The personal information of more than one billion Indians can be bought for just over 6 Euro, due to breakthrough in security of the Aadhaar system, run by local Unique Identification Office. Sanjay Jindal, Additional Director-General, UIDAI Regional Centre, Chandigarh, told the newspaper: "Except the Director-General and I, no third person in Punjab should have a login access to our official portal". (more...)
Over 200 flights canceled in Chicago due to East Coast winter storm Over 200 flights canceled in Chicago due to East Coast winter storm
- January 05, 2018

Most of the flights cancelled have East Coast destinations, a statement of the aviation department said . Feinstein says American also expects to reduce operations at Bradley International Airport in in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and to reduce flights of smaller American Eagle and shuttle flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport. (more...)
SA tourist dies in Egypt balloon crash: ministry official SA tourist dies in Egypt balloon crash: ministry official
- January 05, 2018

The injured included tourists from Spain, South Africa and Argentina. This was exacerbated by the 2015 Russian plane crash, which killed all 224 passengers and crew on board, majority Russian tourists. Holidaymakers of different nationalities, as well as Egyptian nationals, were on board the sightseeing balloon when it crash landed in western Luxor, according to state news agency MENA. (more...)
22 injured in 7-alarm Bronx fire 22 injured in 7-alarm Bronx fire
- January 03, 2018

The store is on the ground floor with apartments above. Firefighters broke windows to get people out of the building as the fire continued to burn. But a spokesman for the fire department later told AFP that four of the injured were in a life-threatening condition. (more...)
German far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim social media posts German far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim social media posts
- January 03, 2018

Beatrix von Stroch, a German politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Alternative for Germany since July 2015 and Member of the Bundestag since September 2017, had her Twitter and Facebook accounts deactivated on New Year's Eve, for calling Muslim men violent and barbaric, reports the German TV channel DW news. (more...)
Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot
- January 03, 2018

So far, 512 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the CDC this year. Symptoms of the flu include fever, body ache, cough and fatigue. Dr Kevin Kelleher, director of the HSE's health protection surveillance centre, said: "The HSE has in the last fortnight been notified of a small number of deaths directly related to influenza (less than 10)". (more...)
Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million
- January 03, 2018

For only the second time in history, US lottery players have two opportunities to try for jackpots exceeding $300 million. As of Tuesday morning, the Mega Millions jackpot is $343 million. If you play the lottery then 2018 could be your lucky year. When a player wins, he or she is flown to the United States to collect the jackpot in person. (more...)
Was The Safest Year For Commercial Flights, Studies Say Was The Safest Year For Commercial Flights, Studies Say
- January 03, 2018

A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed 44 lives, said the Aviation Safety Network in a statement published Monday. In 2016, 412 people were killed in the United States in aviation accidents - almost all in general aviation accidents and none on commercial passenger airlines. (more...)
Amber Alert Issued For Missing Daughters Of Woman Killed In Texas Amber Alert Issued For Missing Daughters Of Woman Killed In Texas
- January 03, 2018

Terry Allen Miles, 44, is a person of interest in the woman's death and may be connected to the abduction, police said. She has a right nose stud and braces. Her hair is curly with a bit of blond on top. I don't want them to get hurt. Bandera-Margaret is 4-foot-5 and weighs 75 pounds. A Texas man is wanted in connection with the disappearance of two girls and the murder of their mother. (more...)
Al Franken officially resigns Senate seat Al Franken officially resigns Senate seat
- January 03, 2018

Bachmann's unsuccessful 2012 presidential bid petered out after a sixth-place finish in the early Iowa caucuses. Former Democrat Senator Al Franken officially resigned at noon central time Tuesday after writing a letter to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. (more...)
€39m Euromillions victor comes forward to National Lottery €39m Euromillions victor comes forward to National Lottery
- January 03, 2018

The victor hasn't come back in the store, as far as the on-duty manager could say Tuesday morning. The National Lottery revealed the details as it emerged that the victor has not yet come forward to collect the prize. National Lottery spokeswoman Miriam Donohoe said: "We would love to hear from them". The life-changing digits for last Friday's draw were 4, 8, 22, 23, 48 and the lucky stars 1 and 12. (more...)
Times Square will get permanent protective barriers Times Square will get permanent protective barriers
- January 03, 2018

Those barriers are widely used around Times Square and are thought have been critical after a man drove down a Time Square, killing one woman and injuring dozens. "They will also serve to delineate restricted areas and help streamline vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in these areas". Similar bollards were installed in Times Square in 2016. (more...)
"4" of snow, 'brutal cold' Wednesday-Thursday in Williamsburg
- January 03, 2018

Cold temperatures will remain for the rest of the week, with single-digit or subzero lows through Friday . Eventual impacts will depend on the track of an intense low pressure system which remain uncertain, however there now is a low chance for at least 6 inches of snow accumulation. (more...)
Trump says cold weather disproves global warming. His own White House disagrees Trump says cold weather disproves global warming. His own White House disagrees
- January 02, 2018

Though Trump was never mentioned by name, the tweet linked back to an article from Weather .com entitled: "Trump Tweets About the Bitter Cold and Global Warming, Confusing Weather and Climate". In an impromptu interview with The New York Times Thursday at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump said he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller is "going to be fair" with respect to Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the US presidential election past year and alleged ties ... (more...)
Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies
- January 02, 2018

Survivors include her husband of more than 40 years, philosophy professor Steve Humphrey of Santa Barbara; two children from her first marriage; a daughter from her second marriage; a sister; four granddaughters; and a great-grandson. "I never got the chance to meet her, but by all accounts she was a class act who was consistently generous to new and aspiring writers". She forged a path for women in crime fiction, and all of us followed and adored her. (more...)
Massive fire rips through block of flats in Manchester city centre Massive fire rips through block of flats in Manchester city centre
- January 02, 2018

There were no fatalities at the Lighthouse building fire, though one person was hospitalized and is being treated for smoke inhalation. A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said emergency services were at the scene but no further information was available. (more...)
India and Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations India and Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations
- January 02, 2018

The ministry of external affairs said that on Monday lists of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen were handed over to Pakistan. Meanwhile, India could also lose out on hosting the Asia Cup, which was postponed from June to September 2018 as the Indian government is unsure about hosting Pakistan cricketers in the country. (more...)
Single Muslim women keen for Haj must get preference: PM Single Muslim women keen for Haj must get preference: PM
- January 02, 2018

If the prime minister was so concerned about Muslim women, he should ensure justice for Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who had lost his life in the 2002 Gujarat riots, he added. "Usually there is a lottery system for selection of Haj pilgrims but I would like that single women pilgrims should be excluded from this lottery system and they should be given a chance at a special category", he said. (more...)

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