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Empire State Building lights celebrate 2018 Olympics


But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind as Moon warmly greeted Kim Yo Jong , the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un , and Kim Yong Nam, the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state. Read More »

Winter Storm Forecast Improving; Nearly 7 Inches Today, 10+ By Sunday


IDOT announced Friday that the Kennedy Expressway's express lanes would remain in the inbound direction until Friday night because of the snowfall. The National Weather Service said the significant winter storms threatened heavy snow, strong winds and risky travel from the northern Rockies to the Northern Plains and the upper Midwest through Sunday in some parts. Read More »

Teacher held for abusing student


He had even threatened to bury the minor alive if she revealed anything to her parents, said the reports. Kolkata: Large number of parents protested in front of a reputed Christian missionary run girls' school in south Kolkata on Friday alleging that the male dance teacher had molested a class II student of the school. Read More »

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman, searches for 2 others off NJ coast


February 8 about 40 miles off the Barnegat coast. Coast Guard officials say that cutter will search until noon and will be joined by another cutter from Long Island around 6 a.m. Charlene Downey, the commander of the Los Angeles/Long Beach sector. "At about the same time his emergency position beacon fired off. At this time the Coast Guard has not been able to locate the boat or my brother and crew", Oliveira said. Read More »

House vote ends overnight government shutdown


The closure, however, only lasted a few hours, after both the Senate and the House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of a budget agreement to provide funds to the Trump government for the next two years The agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats contemplates an increase in spending of at least USA $300,000 million that will also increase public debt. Read More »

Short Interest in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) Rises By 10.5%

About 2.14M shares traded or 1.24% up from the average. Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSEMKT:CQP) has risen 11.53% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. Lpl reported 0.01% stake. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Brown Advisory Inc accumulated 0% or 10,773 shares. Moreover, Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc has 0% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. Read More »

Pakistan wants Trump to pay for their fence to help reduce terrorism


Last month, Mr Trump suspended about US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) worth of military aid to the nuclear-armed nation and accused Pakistan of giving "lies and deceit" in return for years of United States funding. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said Pakistan is waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against his nation and has threatened armed confrontation over the fence across the disputed Durand Line, which divided the largely ethnic Pashtun communities in the region during British ... Read More »

Israel says it shot down Iranian drone over Syria


An Iranian drone entered Israel from the Golan Heights Friday night, which the IAF shot down once it was in Israeli airspace. The operation triggered anti-aircraft fire by Syrian forces. He described Israeli operation in Syria as "a surgical action deep in Syria". It added that rocket alert sirens heard in Israeli communities in the Golan Heights region near the Syrian border were a result of Syrian anti-aircraft fire during the Israeli strikes. Read More »

Jammu on red alert after JeM terrorists attack army camp injuring 2


The IGP said that the exact number of terrorists isn't known, they've been cornered in one of the family quarters. Local people told media that gun shots were heard inside the camp and the area has been cordoned off by the Indian forces. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to look into the Sunjwan Army Camp attack. Twelve soldiers had lost their lives and seven others were injured. Read More »

Stranger accused of spanking man's 2-year-old son at Kroger


The boy's father, Logan Morris, says his son asked for candy at the checkout line. The man is then said to have grabbed the boy by the arm and hit him around the wrist before twisting him round to spank his bottom three times. Martinez allegedly resisted arrest and kicked cars on his way through the parking lot. The father said store employees quickly observed what happened and separated the two, police reports said. Read More »

Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against Rob Porter

Sorensen's ex-wife Jessica Corbett told The Washington Post that while they were married, he ran a auto over her foot, extinguished a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grabbed her by her hair, but that she did not report the incidents due to her then-husband's connections to law enforcement. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb

The games will take place amid an worldwide standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons but the North has sent almost 500 people to Pyeongchang , including officials, athletes, artists and cheerleaders, after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures to mark the games. Read More »

House Republicans working on averting another shutdown


GOP leaders pitched the plan to rank-and-file Republicans Monday evening at a closed-door meeting. But many Democrats were unhappy with the compromise as well because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the USA illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) program , which is set to expire on March 5. Read More »

Star witness in Cuomo aide corruption trial arrested


Defense attorney Daniel Gitner, representing one of Percoco's three co-defendants, questioned Howe about a night he spent at the Waldorf Astoria, a luxury Manhattan hotel, in 2016 as he was working out a plea agreement with the government. "I sure hope not", Howe said. Howe pleaded guilty to eight felony counts as part of his cooperation agreement with prosecutors. Gitner then asked: "As you sit here now, do you think they're going to rip it up?" But during blistering cross-examination ... Read More »

Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea


After two failed Olympic bids that emphasized the high-sounding notion that the games could help make peace with North Korea, Pyeongchang finally sold its successful try in 2011 on the decidedly capitalistic goal of boosting winter sports tourism in Asia. Read More »

What it means that stocks are in a 'correction'


Rhetoric from the City suggests that downturn suffered by global markets in the past few days is a temporary spasm rather than the beginning of an extended bear period. Be clear on this: the sell off was healthy but the magnitude of the drop on the Dow was sick enough to make smart people ask questions about how automatic, hi-tech trading is making the stock market scarier than it has to be. Read More »

Papers of 227 candidates valid


In what comes as a major relief to the Election Commission of India, the NSCN (IM) has said that it will not force people to boycott the upcoming elections in Nagaland. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is 12 February. The CEO said that documents of 29 candidates were found to be invalid, while one of them have been adjourned till 10 February. Read More »

Weather: Winter Storm Watch in effect tonight


Chicago Public Schools canceled classes Friday . Several crashes were reported on the roads early Friday in the Chicago and Detroit areas. East wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Travel could become almost impossible at times due to the amount of snow coming down, along with the potential for icing farther west near I-15. The heaviest snow will be in a relatively narrow band across mainly northern IL and southern MI. Read More »

Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down


She rejoined the Justice Department last May, appointed by Trump and working directly below Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from involvement with the Mueller probe due to his own work for the Trump campaign. Read More »

Death toll exceeds in assault on rebels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta


On Monday, Raed Fares, an activist in Kafranbel, an opposition-held town about 8 miles from the nearest front line in Idlib province, said he woke up to bombing raids on the local hospital. Among them were at least 58 children, the Observatory said. The monitoring group did not mention allegations of chlorine use in Tuesday's attacks. It was around 11am when Russian and Syrian air strikes began bombing neighbourhoods across Eastern Ghouta , on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus ... Read More »

Filmed "15:17 to Paris" is in theaters now


Authors Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos and some of the participants in the tense drama that played out on the train, act themselves and it is through these people that Eastwood emphasises themes of friendship, courage, bravery and self-sacrifice as they take on the ISIS terrorist Ayoub El-Khazzani (Ray Corasani) who wants to slaughter the maximum number of the 500 passengers on the train bound for Paris. Read More »

Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre That Got 2 Journalists Arrested


The two reporters are being tried under the Official Secrets Act - a British colonial-era, counterespionage law - for their investigative work with Reuters , the worldwide news wire, on military operations in Rakhine state. Disturbing photographs have shed light on a massacre of 10 Rohingya men shot and hacked to death as violence in Myanmar gathered momentum in September . Read More »