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Tit for Tat Politics of Congress and BJP …and helpless people suffer

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The outfits are demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervenes in the dispute between Goa and Karnataka . Schools declared holidays in only four of 11 taluks.While Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are expected to run, as usual, autos or cabs might not be available today as their unions have supported the shutdown for a day. Read More »

SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy to launch in early February

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American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed. The company conducted a hold-down firing test of the rocket's 27 Merlin 1D main engines at launch pad 39a that generated approximately 5 million pounds of thrust. Read More »

Barry and Honey Sherman died in focused double murder

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Det-Sgt Susan Gomes said on Friday afternoon that police made the determination after six weeks of collecting evidence at the billionaire couple's Toronto home. Gomes disputed those reports, saying police were always considering three possibilities: double suicide, murder-suicide and double homicide. Barry Sherman had been in an ongoing dispute with extended family over earnings from the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Apotex, that he grew into a mega-corporation after inheriting his late ... Read More »

Susan Collins had senators in bipartisan meetings use talking stick

She said she has spoken twice to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown's odds rising Fix what we've got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.) about the measures, which have encountered strong resistance from House conservatives who fear they are bailing out ObamaCare. Read More »

Snow possible Monday in NJ after weekend weather in the 50s

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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high of about 31 degrees and southeasterly winds up to about 13 miles per hour. Saturday night , the low will be around 28 with partly cloudy skies, and a west wind of 5 miles per hour will become calm in the evening, according to the weather service. Read More »

France says UN-led Syria peace talks in Vienna symbolize "final hope"

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Like in eight previous rounds in Geneva, the SNC and Syrian government representatives held separate talks with United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura but the two delegations did not meet face to face. The UN says months of heavy fighting in the rebel held enclave near Damascus has led to an acute shortage of food and medicine and the worst malnutrition seen in the Syrian civil war. Read More »

FBI agent fatally shoots bound kidnap victim during botched rescue attempt

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An FBI agent shot and killed a kidnapping victim during a predawn operation at a home there. Those two men demanded money, necessitated the father and son, and combed the home for valuables, police said. It's not clear if the man was armed at the time. The FBI went to that home, where Villadares was found bound with tape. "The system failed", Philip Dupuis, the police chief in Conroe, said at a news conference Thursday about the victim's shooting. Read More »

Floodwaters threaten Paris, closing roads, tunnels,…

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Rivers have swelled across the country, forcing evacuations and the closing of roads and infrastructure. "No matter what we say, the more we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, the more we reduce our impact on droughts and floods", she said. Read More »

German police break up Kurds' protest of Turkish military op

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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday released their latest figures of the Turkish attacks on northern Syria. Manbij is held by the USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey considers a terrorist group and an extension of its own insurgent group. Read More »

Total lunar eclipse on Jan 31

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And to put the cherry on top, this time around, it will pass through the earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. As for the total lunar eclipse, it will be visible early in the morning of January 31 from western North America across the Pacific to eastern Asia, NASA said. Read More »

Swiss mummy identified as ancestor of Boris Johnson

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High levels of the toxic substance preserved her remains. But it was not until 1975, when the church was undergoing renovations, that Bischoff was found again and - this time - removed for good from her tomb before the altar. At the age of 19, she married a pastor and lived in Strasbourg with him for 43 years until his death, when she moved back to Basel. One daughter, also named Anna, married Christian Hubert Baron Pfeffel von Kriegelstein. Read More »

Sanctuary Cities, Counties and States Could Face Federal Subpoenas

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For example, federal immigration authorities are prohibited from entering Chicago's Cook County Jail due to sanctuary policies. As for the mayors, she said, the White House would love to work with them, "but we can not allow people to pick and choose what laws they want to follow". Read More »

Watchdog group files complaints over alleged Stormy Daniels payment

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Daniels reportedly claimed that she and Trump had an affair for nearly a year in 2006 and claimed he was bad in bed. In a statement , Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn emphasized the importance of financial transparency spent in elections "no matter how embarrassing the reason behind the expense". Read More »

New Mexico's jobless rate fell to 6 percent last month

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The December unemployment rate still represents a broad trend of falling unemployment in the region, tied with 2014 for the lowest December unemployment this decade. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for OH was 4.7 percent in December, down from 4.8 percent in November and down from 5 percent in December 2016. Read More »

African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies aged 78

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You will forever be a part of St Martin's School. Hugh Masekela awarded UKZN's highest honour, Doctor of Music (honoris causa) in April 2017. photo supplied. DJ and producer Bamba al Mansour writes that his mix is a "sonic gateway of black expression backed by contemporary electronic African dance music meant to speak to the imagination of black panther enthusiasts in anticipation of the long awaited release of Marvel's Black Panther's silver screen debut". Read More »

Murphy Brown revival happening at CBS; Candice Bergen returning

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Original creator Diane English is also returning. Candice Bergen will reprise her role as the fictional investigative journalist, a role she portrayed from 1988-1998. During the show's 10-year run, Murphy Brown received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (two wins). Read More »

United Nations urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

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The military offensive that led to a mass exodus from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state has been described by the United Nations as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" - something Myanmar denies. "We are doing our work". A view of Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh in December 2017. Only refugees with identity documents — which most Rohingya lack — will be allowed back into Myanmar . Read More »

Despite government shutdown, Lady Liberty open today with New York's help

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A funding agreement struck with New York State allowed the statue to remain open after Congress failed to pass a spending bill, sending the federal government into shutdown mode on Saturday. To put the issue in stark terms: the two major USA political parties can not agree to keep the government open over such basic things as immigration, health insurance for children and military spending. Read More »

Sydney to face mayhem as train strike goes ahead

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Brett Saunders witnessed the crash just before 10am, which he described as " horrifying ". Fire and Rescue NSW were assisting the SES and multiple ambulance crews at the scene. "My first thoughts are with those who have suffered some form of injury", he said. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. Those injured were soon stretchered off into waiting ambulances and rushed to hospital. Read More »

Update 1 Injured in Italy, Texas school shooting

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Police and emergency crews are at the scene. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 281 students . Italy school Superintendent Lee Joffre notified parents of the shooting via text message just after 9 a.m., Dallas TV station WFAA reported . Read More »

Impact of the USA government shutdown

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From the Lincoln Memorial to Yellowstone National Park , the "CLOSED" signs became ammunition in a fight over government funding. A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. Read More »

Trump campaign ad calls Dems 'complicit' in officers' deaths

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The Democrats will vote to reopen the government in return for the promise there will be a vote on the immigration bill covering migrants who have arrived illegally as children, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca ), if no agreement is reached by 8 February, Schumer said . Read More »

UFC 220 Results: Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic Defend Championship Belts

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The two men exchanged big shots early in the fight and Homasi ate a few that made him try and shoot for a takedown. Evading the attack, Miocic scooped up his opponent's leg and dragged him to the canvas. The light-heavyweight title fight is underway in Boston! Working for position, the champion plastered Ngannou's face with another knee before breaking free. Read More »

Kabul hotel attack condemned worldwide

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Seven Afghans were wounded, he said. Terrified guests trapped at the top of the building tied bedsheets together and climbed over balconies to escape the overnight assault. "They came to me and asked for food". Afghan officials said that also among the dead was a telecommunications official from Farah province in western Afghanistan; Waheed Poyan, the newly appointed consul general to Karachi, Pakistan; and Ahmad Farzan, an employee of the High Peace Council, a commission created to ... Read More »

Security concerns grow over Rohingya repatriation deal

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The refugees refuse to go back unless their safety can be guaranteed and Myanmars grant their demands to be given citizenship and inclusion in a list of recognised ethnic minorities. Myanmar has said it would build a transit camp that can house 30,000 returnees before they are allowed to return to their "place of origin" or 'nearest to their place of origin'. Read More »

Latest Forecast: Winter Storm Warning For Denver

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For those heading out early in the morning, precipitation in the form of rain, sleet and snow will begin to fill in and expand across the area from the south. This may make for an icy Monday morning drive. This weekend, the weather will be cool and dry, in the 30s, so we'll get a break from this gloomy rain and snow before the next storm system moves in on Monday. Read More »

Status Quo Continues at Face-off Site in Doklam: MEA

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India on Thursday dismissed as "inaccurate and mischievous" reports appearing in a section of the media about fresh Chinese troops build-up in the Doklam region on the India-China-Bhutan trijunction. "Even Sushma Swarajji said (this) in Parliament. But we are also there, so in case they come, we will face them". The statement was made in response to a question on the preparedness of the Indian Army after the Doklam standoff in June 2017. Read More »

Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over cross-border firing

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A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and three civilians were injured on Saturday in fresh firing by Pakistan Rangers on the global border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir . On Thursday, Director General of BSF K K Sharma visited Jammu to pay tributes to Head Constable A Suresh, who was killed in Pakistani firing. The exchange of fire from both sides had already taken many lives also destroyed many properties in Jammu & Kashmir. Read More »

Pence leaves for Middle East as government shutdown looms

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Pence is expected to land at the Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, marking the first visit by a senior U.S. official since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6. In his speech to the Knesset, as well as in his discussions with Israeli leaders, Pence is expected to speak at length about Iran and its influence in the region and around the world. Read More »