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Angry Trump Goes After 'Dishonest' Cruz As 'Hypocrite' Controlled By Special
- January 20, 2016

The risk for the more mainstream candidates is that Trump or Cruz generates momentum in the first two states, and it's too strong to stop as the race turns to SC and beyond. "I'll tell you and the rest of the country, people understand exactly what that is". Cruz responded to the tweets by telling reporters that it showed Trump wasn't the "stable and steady" type of person a commander-in-chief should be. (more...)
South, East brace for big storm, significant snowfall
- January 20, 2016

The heaviest snow will fall across West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. It is less certain whether New York City, Philadelphia and Boston will see heavy snowfall, Hennen said. Temperatures mid to upper 20s most locations. In addition, NOAA will be launching extra weather balloons over the next couple of days at six-hour intervals rather than the typical 12-hour intervals done in calmer weather periods. (more...)
Zika spreads to Bolivia, infecting pregnant woman Zika spreads to Bolivia, infecting pregnant woman
- January 20, 2016

Media outlets report the health department said Tuesday that the three people contracted the mosquito-borne virus while visiting South America. While illness is usually mild and severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon, there is a possible link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women and subsequent birth defects. (more...)
Illinois Residents test positive for Zika Virus
- January 20, 2016

On Jan. 15, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that the mother of the child born with microcephaly "likely had Zika infection when she was residing in Brazil in May 2015 and her newborn acquired the infection in the womb", according to a statement. (more...)
Burkina Faso Attacks: RCMP Dispatched After 6 Canadians Killed
- January 20, 2016

The attackers then ambushed the Splendid Hotel next door. "It is the Burkinabes, aided by a French detachment, that carried out the job", he explained. From there they continued to fire their weapons and security forces came under fire when leaving the hotel around 4:30 a.m. Other bodies were being identified. (more...)
Florida, Illinois report travel-related Zika cases
- January 20, 2016

There was no chance a mosquito could have bitten them and spread it to others. Babies with the condition have abnormally small heads, resulting in developmental issues and in some cases death. Doctors should also advise their pregnant patients who are positive with Zika virus to undergo a series of ultrasounds every three or four weeks to help monitor the anatomy of the fetus. (more...)
IL pregnant women contract Zika virus
- January 20, 2016

Several pregnant women infected with Zika in Brazil have given birth to babies who suffered from microcephaly , a rare condition in which the brain and skull are abnormally small. For the first time an American mother who had once contracted the Zika virus has given birth to a child with microencephaly, in United States soil, according to CNN . (more...)
US may send more strategic weapons to Korean peninsula
- January 20, 2016

The United States, South Korea, Japan and China have been testing for airborne or ground radiation in the region but say they haven't found any evidence supporting the claim of an H-bomb test. Seoul can't stand down easily, some analysts say, and it's highly unlikely that the North will express regret for its nuclear test, which is a source of intense national pride. (more...)
Two Illinois pregnant women test positive for Zika virus
- January 20, 2016

The Health Department says the mother likely contracted Zika while she was living in Brazil. What the CDC couldn't do is offer any advice about treating the infection or protecting the unborn babies. "There is no indication at this point that there is any Zika virus circulating in Hawaii". Between 2007 and 2014, 14 cases of Zika virus were confirmed among travelers returning to the United States from South America, Petersen said. (more...)
Two pregnant IL women test positive for Zika virus
- January 20, 2016

There's no treatment for Zika , but it usually causes very mild symptoms or, in 80 percent of people, no symptoms at all. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two pregnant women from IL have tested positive for the Zika (ZEE'-ka) virus after traveling in Honduras and Haiti. (more...)
Eagles Star Don Felder Pays Tribute To Bandmate Glenn Frey
- January 20, 2016

Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions. "Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community and millions of fans worldwide". (more...)
22 victims of Burkina Faso hotel attack identified 22 victims of Burkina Faso hotel attack identified
- January 20, 2016

The death toll rose to 29 Monday as French culture minister Fleur Pellerin announced the death of Leila Alaoui, a 33-year-old French-Moroccan photographer who had been in Burkina Faso while on assignment for Amnesty International. He confirmed three French nationals were among 30 people who had died in the attacks. He leaves behind his wife and four children adopted from Burkina Faso. (more...)
Microsoft to launch SIM cards for Windows devices
- January 11, 2016

Windows 10 is built around services that require network connectivity, from the virtual assistant Cortana to OneDrive cloud storage, in addition to the Windows Store for downloading apps . By connecting to their Microsoft account, possibly through the app , users will pay for the service through the Microsoft Store . The service will offer only domestic plan and worldwide roaming offers will be soon available. (more...)
Injured as Car Crashes into Cafe in UK Injured as Car Crashes into Cafe in UK
- December 25, 2015

Four others are serious injured, including a man and a woman who have been taken to St George's Hospital in south London . Several ambulances and at least two fire engines were pictured at the scene, as locals reeled in shock after what many described as "the worst accident they have ever seen". (more...)
Afghans shocked by brutal murder of family of eight Afghans shocked by brutal murder of family of eight
- December 24, 2015

From Jan. 1 to November 16, for example, there were 28 high-profile attacks in Kabul , a 27 percent increase over the same period in 2014. Violence in Afghanistan is on the rise, according to a new Pentagon report to Congress that says the Taliban was emboldened by the reduced US military role and can be expected to build momentum from their 2015 attack strategy. (more...)
CNN GOP Debate Ratings Down As Audiences Seemingly Tire Of Trump's Antics CNN GOP Debate Ratings Down As Audiences Seemingly Tire Of Trump's Antics
- December 22, 2015

Crowley says. "You know, are they going out of their way to try to frighten people?" Next to trump, Ben Carson got the most new followers on twitter last night, weighing in on ISIS in Syria: "There will be boots on the ground, and they'll be over here if we don't get them out now", said Dr. (more...)
Avalanche hits Norway's remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago Avalanche hits Norway's remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago
- December 21, 2015

Witnesses said the snow had shifted some houses about 20 metres (65 feet). Around 10 houses were buried in the avalanche . Using shovels or excavators mounted with powerful lamps that lit up the Arctic darkness, they frantically dug in the meters (yards)-deep snow that surrounded the houses. (more...)
Japanese journalist acquitted of defaming S Korean leader Japanese journalist acquitted of defaming S Korean leader
- December 19, 2015

Tatsuya Kato, former bureau chief of Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper, was indicted a year ago for writing an article about Park that the prosecution said was based on "false information". "We would like to value the ruling also from the perspective of Japan-South Korea relations", he said at a press briefing Friday. The two sides had shared the sentiment that it would backfire if they gave the impression that Tokyo and Seoul tried to meddle with the South Korean justice system. (more...)
'Members' surprised by Saudi anti-terror coalition plan 'Members' surprised by Saudi anti-terror coalition plan
- December 18, 2015

The prominent writer and journalist Sheeraz Piracha in his address also said that Pakistan should refrain from becoming part of any alliance that will work in future only for Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. "We reject the remarks attributed to the Foreign Secretary as incorrect and misleading", he said, adding that the correspondent had misquoted the Foreign Secretary. (more...)
Group: Israel used 'excessive' force against Palestinians Group: Israel used 'excessive' force against Palestinians
- December 18, 2015

Palestinians stand next to two cars used in an attempted ramming attack against Israeli soldiers in the Qalandiya refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday. On the Gaza border, an explosive device was detonated Wednesday, targeting a military patrol, and Israeli soldiers responded by firing mortar shells toward the site of the attack, the Israeli military said. (more...)
William Porter Trial: What Is a Deadlocked Jury? William Porter Trial: What Is a Deadlocked Jury?
- December 17, 2015

Prosecutors say they are trying Porter first because he is a "material witness" against at least two other officers". "We must respect the outcome of the judicial process", she said in a statement. He died a week later. Jurors must determine whether they believe prosecutors, who say Porter's indifference makes him criminally responsible for Gray's injury, or the defense characterization of Porter as a conscientious officer who told supervisors to bring take Gray to the hospital. (more...)
Merkel rallies her party with pledge to stem refugee inflow Merkel rallies her party with pledge to stem refugee inflow
- December 15, 2015

In late July, Merkel brought a 14-year old Palestinian girl to tears when she told her she could not promise that her family's asylum application would be successful, as Germany was not able to shelter all refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)
Palestinians killed in West Bank attack, clashes Palestinians killed in West Bank attack, clashes
- December 15, 2015

Also Friday, another Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron. A campaign of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings by Palestinians has killed 19 Israelis and a USA citizen since the start of October. (more...)
Feds increase minimum down payment for homes over $500K Feds increase minimum down payment for homes over $500K
- December 12, 2015

The homebuyer would then need to pay an additional 10% down payment - or $50,000 - on the remaining $500,000. Advertisment Home buyers are urged to listen up: the federal government is boosting the minimum down payment for high-end homes. (more...)
Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza flare-ups Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza flare-ups
- December 12, 2015

The Israeli army said Ersheid died during a riot in which hundreds of Palestinians attacked forces by hurling stones and firebombs and rolling burning tires toward troops. A third Palestinian died Friday in clashes with Israeli troops on the boundary fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials. (more...)

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