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Auto rams into Rio de Janeiro sidewalk, injuring at least 15

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The incident happened around 8pm local time (9am AEDT). Pictures and mobile phone footage posted online show devastating scenes of the area with people lying motionless on the floor. According to local media reports, the cause of the incident was the alleged epilepsy of the driver. The 41-year-old driver is believed to have had suffered a seizure at the wheel. Read More »

North and South Korea are Joining Forces for the 2018 Winter Olympics

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North Korea and South Korea , two countries still technically at war since 1950, will march under a unified flag during the Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea . It has been almost 12 years (Feb 10 2006) since North and South Korea marched together at the Olympics. File photo shows South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, centre left, talking with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong Su during their meeting at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised ... Read More »

Mass. jobless rate at 3.5 percent; 63K jobs gained in 2017

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The state gained 44,200 jobs during the calendar year, a growth rate of 1.5 percent. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in December. The department also announced that November's previously announced unemployment rate of 4.5 percent was revised downward to 4.4 percent - a new low for unemployment in Washington. Read More »

Supreme Court Halts North Carolina Redistricting

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They did retain it in the elections that November. "That sort of delay, in a case in which the legislature admitted to seeking maximum partisan advantage, makes it even more important for the Supreme Court to lay down clear rules for addressing the epidemic of partisan gerrymandering going forward", he said . Read More »

Moscow Sends A Message On North Korea

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Trump praised China, a key economic partner of North Korea , on its progress to cut back coal and oil imports from Pyongyang. Jeffrey Lewis, a top expert on North Korea, wrote a column published over the weekend suggesting the U.S. The book's sales reflect "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the global community", the article said. China and Russian Federation both signed onto the latest rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea imposed past year. Read More »

Gov. Cuomo announces $27000 grant for sign at Fulton County airport

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Hard up for cash, Gov. Cuomo is trying to sneak through a $1.5 billion "stealth" income-tax hike - on top of $1 billion in other tax bumps. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $20.5 million in funding for 29 airport projects across NY state and $27,000 of that funding will pay for new signage at the Fulton County Airport. Read More »

9 victims tied to Phoenix suspect shot to death

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The string started with an attack on two young men in a parked vehicle on November 27 and continued with shootings on December 2, Dec. 11, December 13 and December 16. DNA on the shirt matched Cooksey's, court documents said. The mobile phone was also confirmed to be his. Cooksey had been arrested in December 2017 and accused of killing his mother and stepfather, reported CBS Phoenix . Read More »

5 die in helicopter crash near Colorado-New Mexico border

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Former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) treasurer Roy Bennett has died. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash 15 miles (24 km) east of Raton. The police agency posted Wednesday night on Twitter that "response and rescue attempts" were ongoing but slow. The aircraft was listed as a private Huey helicopter but the tail number is not available. Read More »

Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

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Given his height and weight, the president's body mass index falls just short of the defined threshold for obesity. "It is called genetics". "The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes", added Jackson, "and it's just the way God made him". Read More »

Trump in 'excellent' overall health: White House doctor

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Durbin says Trump used a vulgarity disparaging African countries. Unlike Trump, Obama did not request a cognitive exam in any of his physicals. What about that time the president seemed to slur his words during a speech on Jerusalem? The physician spent roughly an hour answering reporters' questions about Trump's exam, many of which focused on his mental state. Read More »

Japanese, Australian PM Pledge To Enhance Security, Economic Cooperation

They also pledged to urge the other nine nations in a mega Asia-Pacific trade pact - which replaces the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) scuttled by the US' withdrawal - to ink the deal by March as planned. Canberra has also been at odds with Beijing over an Australian minister's criticism of Chinese aid pouring into Pacific island nations, arguing it has created "useless buildings". Read More »

Second US winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

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The weather service warned of the potential of 4 or more inches of snow from central MA into eastern Maine. A large part of the state - now including the beaches - is under a winter weather advisory. Slick spots are likely on area roadways. The exceptions could be higher terrain areas, which typically get a bit more. Grayson in particular dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of New England and even dropped several inches in much of the coastal South, as far down as Northern Florida. Read More »

This is what happens during a government shutdown

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With pivotal mid-term elections coming this year, both sides would be looking to cast blame on the opposing party for the shutdown . Not all government functions would grind to a halt. Senate foes of the bill dislike that it funds the government for such a short time and fails to include protections for immigrants who were in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program. Read More »

Stoltenberg: Name dispute must be resolved before joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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The two countries disagree over Macedonia's name. Some of the solutions floated include using the name New Macedonia or Northern Macedonia, but Greek nationalists argue that there should be no reference to Macedonia at all. Afterward, the head of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had a working dinner with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and cabinet ministers. Athens and Skopje are at odds over the use of the name of Macedonia since Greece's northern neighbor broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991. Read More »

Russia Refuses To Banish Nuclear Weapons and Comply with United Nations Treaty

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an global deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement. The majority of the global community believes that the JCPOA greatly contributed to the non-proliferation and we cannot let this mechanism fail as a result of a unilateral attempt, he said in reference to USA pressure. Read More »

Met Office warns of a wild night as gales move east

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Showers will be a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow, the weather body confirmed. Met Eireann said: "During Thursday night scattered wintry showers will continue with the risk of hail or thunder". "Friday night will be cold with frost and icy patches developing in many areas". The chief forecaster's assessment adds: "A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the United Kingdom during Wednesday night and early Thursday". Read More »

Man charged with murdering two men from Toronto's gay village

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The investigation also involved searching through information from Project Houston, an unconnected investigation looking into the disappearances of three other men from the same area, dating back to 2010. They gave few details about that evidence but they say they are now searching five properties in the Toronto area as part of their investigation. Saunders thanked members of the Church and Wellesley community for their help in the case. Read More »

Musical celebration fosters unity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr

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But it's work we have to do. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ., "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy". “Dr. King voiced the injustices confronting communities of color in America and called upon all of us to end discrimination. "In addition to being a celebration of (King's) life, it is also a time set aside to remember a person who made such an impact on our nation", ... Read More »

Pa. removes medical pot registry from police computers

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Though time will tell exactly how Sessions' move will affect the legal status of pot across the country, the attorney general has opened the door for federal prosecutors to decide for themselves how to prioritize marijuana-related crimes in their individual jurisdictions, regardless of state or local legislation. Read More »

Called a Racist, Trump Threatens to Kill DACA Talks

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Tell us what you think of facts and the context in which they are stated or claimed. The demonstrators said deportations need to stop. Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". Read More »

Allen Greene to lead Auburn athletics

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Greene has been Buffalo's AD since 2015 prior to serving at deputy athletic director since 2012. "Time-honored traditions have helped create a culture of success at Auburn that is incredibly rare". Greene does have SEC experience; he served as the assistant athletics director at Ole Miss from 2009-12. The search committee was chaired by Gaines Lanier, a three-year football letterman at Auburn under Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan and a member of the university's Board of Trustees and the ... Read More »

Trump goes to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special House election

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Trump's official mission is to sell the public on the tax cuts. Trump is not expected to mention Saccone in his remarks, the Associated Press reported. "Trump has pushed for a tax plan that would increase Pennsylvanians' taxes and strip them of their health care". "And you are making America tick". "Even if Conor's fundraising continues to be as strong as it has been, he's not going to out-raise all of those entities collectively", said Mike Butler, a Democratic strategist in the area. Read More »