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Satellite photo shows 'cloud streets,' lake effect snow over MI


Bitter cold air continues to flow into central NY today. Wind chills during the night from December 31 to January 1 may reach minus 12 degrees in Boston, minus 7 degrees in Chicago and minus 31 degrees in Minneapolis. Heavy, lake-effect snow is being blamed for causing crashes and stranding vehicles in the Oswego County town of Boylston, in the Tug Hill Plateau about 40 miles north of Syracuse. Read More »

Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead


Garner became an outspoken critic of police brutality following her father's death on Staten Island in 2014. The first came following the birth of her second child and at the time, the family had disclosed Garner had an enlarged heart. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million in July 2015. "From three years ago, she never stopped", he said. Garner repeatedly told the officers "I can't breathe" before he lost consciousness. Read More »

US, Turkey to resume full visa services


The state department said it was "confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently". Later on Thursday, the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC, which had also blocked some visa services for USA nationals, said it "welcome [d] the decision" by the U.S. Read More »

Roy Moore's request to halt elect certification denied by judge


Jones' win is the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama. A spokesman for Merrill said an Alabama judge denied Moore's request to block certification of the results of the December 12 election in a decision shortly before the canvassing board was to meet. Read More »

Trump lashes out at Vanity Fair for backtracking on Hillary Clinton video

The video was titled "6 New Year's Resolutions for Hillary Clinton ", and recommended Clinton find a "new hobby" for 2018. But three days later, after the holiday had passed, one line in the video became the focus of intense criticism. This wasn't the first time Trump has gone after Vanity Fair; he's sent dozens of tweets about former editor Graydon Carter, who led the magazine for a quarter century, over the years. Read More »

Suspect in Nebraska triple homicide arrested in Tennessee


He was released in 2010, as a plea bargain spared him a potential life sentence. Dalton reportedly expressed his regret for killing his wife at the time, according to a letter read at the trial. Police say he owns the home and is related to one of the victims. "We are in the early stages of this investigation and have taken some statements", Shaffer said in a press conference. Read More »

Temperatures in the Teens Tonight


Gridlock . Slightly warmer weather moves back in for Thursday and Friday when temperatures will max out near 30° once again. Temperatures have to moderate a bit next week, and we may get a better shot at some snow or a wintry mix by about Thursday . Read More »

Teens Who Dropped Sandbag From Overpass Charged With Murder


Following the attack, police arrested the teenagers after they saw them leaving the area near the overpass. Byrd was taken to the hospital after the incident in critical condition. As CrimeOnline previously reported , the teens, ages 15-17, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, malicious destruction of property, and second-degree murder, after they allegedly threw the rock off of the Dodge Road overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Genesee County, on ... Read More »

Californians take advantage of expiring property tax break before 2018


Beveridge says some people who would not be subject to the AMT could trigger it if they double up on paying next year's property taxes early. Homeowners whose property taxes are more than $10,000 could save money by paying next year's bill before the end of this year to get the deduction for that payment when filing their 2017 taxes. Read More »

Russia accuses US of training former IS fighters


The civil war in Syria has raged since 2011 between the government led by President Bashar al-Assad and a number of insurgent forces. "They are practically Islamic State", the general said. The U.S. had focused its forces in Syria on destroying ISIS since the group came to prominence in 2014. A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria, August 14, 2017. Read More »

NY police investigate four possible murders in apartment upstate

Four people found dead in a basement apartment in the city of Troy, N.Y., are suspected to have been murdered, according to multiple media reports. Troy police captain Daniel DeWolf said the deaths were "certainly suspicious". Rob Appleton of Troop G Bureau of Criminal Investigation said. "This will be a full-court press, if you will, until we bring someone to justice", he said, adding that police were seeking any information the public may have about the crime. Read More »

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as new chief minister of Himachal


The decision was taken at the first meeting of the Chief Minister and his new cabinet, who took oath on Wednesday morning. Thakur is the first Chief Minister from Mandi, the second biggest district of Himachal after Kangra. During the ceremony, Thakur, did not wear the trademark maroon flap cap of the BJP, like two-time Chief Minister Dhumal, who was defeated in the elections. Read More »

Florida gas prices tick up 2 cents, should dip after New Year


CT lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are taking heat from motorists for considering a plan that raises the state's gasoline tax by three cents when prices at the pumps are creeping toward $5 a gallon. After falling as low as $2.13 in July, the state's average pump price hit a peak of $2.73 in early September, after Hurricane Harvey hit Gulf Coast refineries and as Hurricane Irma threatened Florida. Read More »

Briton jailed in Egypt 'transferred to notorious prison'


On top of the 3 years' in jail, the Egyptian court also ruled Plummer to pay a fine of $100,000 Egyptian pounds (equivalent to $7,260 Australian dollars). She was then quickly moved from Safaga prison to Qena, 161km to the west, which is known for its cramped, squalid conditions. She said the family was planning an immediate appeal. Read More »

Dominion Energy Virginia sending crews to Puerto Rico in the new year


Botkins says the Dominion Energy Virginia contingent is part of a national wave of 1500 personnel from utilities that will head to Puerto Rico. DTE will be one of 18 USA energy companies assisting Puerto Rico. Much of Puerto Rico still is without electric and cell phone service. Ameren personnel will work under the direction of incident management teams (IMTs) that were deployed to Puerto Rico Dec. Read More »

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year


The swap between the Kiev army and rebels from the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics took place close to the town of Gorlivka, 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the rebel stronghold Donetsk. In a phone call in November, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, had urged the separatist leaders to exchange prisoners with the Ukrainian government. Read More »

US Places Sanctions On Two Senior North Korean Officials Over Missile Program


The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, targeting two officials who are allegedly involved in Pyongyang's ballistic missile program. Both men are regularly photographed alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at missile launches. The sanctions last week limit North Korea to half a million barrels of petrol products and four million oil barrels a year. Read More »

North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'


The US-drafted resolution also caps crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year and commits the Council to further reductions if it were to conduct another nuclear test or launch another ICBM. Signs of increased unrest in North Korea have been noted in recent months. In a commentary published on Monday and titled "peaceful space programmes are sovereign countries" legitimate rights", the daily said Pyongyang's satellite launches "absolutely correspond' with worldwide laws ... Read More »

Bollywood stars attend Mumbai reception of Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma


And now, the newlywed couple Virat and Anushka host a starry reception in Mumbai for their industry friends and colleagues. After an extravagant Delhi reception, newly-wed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hosted their second star-studded marriage reception in the Astor Ballroom of St Regis, Mumbai , which saw the bigwigs of cricket and high-profile celebs of Bollywood. Read More »

Simonds goes to court over contested Newport News house seat


Yancey late in the recount process. The Virginia State Board of Elections is set to hold a random drawing on Wednesday , with the two candidates' names being placed into film canisters and then into a bowl. "Further, it sets the precedent that any party to a recount who is not satisfied with the results can wait until after the recount is complete to embark on a fishing expedition to seek out election officials who can be persuaded to challenge a sufficient number of ballots to change the ... Read More »

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning


The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Very cold wind chills are expected. Note this cold is widespread with Wind Chill Advisories in effect from Montana and the Dakotas into Nebraska, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa across Illinois, Indiana into OH (light-blue-shaded areas on the map below). Read More »

Phoenix Officials Want Residents To Recycle Their Christmas Trees


But, trees that are more than five feet tall need to be cut down into smaller pieces, regardless of whether they're picked up with yard debris or as garbage. According to the CCH Environmental Group, used trees can be returned back to the outdoors where local wildlife can enjoy them as shelter. The convenience Centers will accept Christmas trees during this time also, however, there is a $5.00 charge per tree. Read More »

Russia Ready to Be Mediator between US, North Korea


The UN resolution seeks to ban almost 90 per cent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year. Russia's call for dialogue comes after the 15-member UN Security Council unanimously voted on Friday to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest missile test on November 29. Read More »

Orrin Hatch grateful for 'honor' from Utah newspaper criticizing him

On Tuesday, Hatch's spokesman, Matt Whitlock , hit back. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has earned the distinction of being the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. "His utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power", the Tribune editorial board wrote . Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah and holding off in anticipation of Hatch's decision. Read More »

FBI Used Dossier 'Pile Of Garbage' To Go After Campaign


US President Donald Trump used Twitter on 26 December to attack his perceived "tainted" opponents in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the "crooked Hillary" campaign funded by the Democratic National Committee, over the unproven allegations contained in so-called "dirty dossier". Read More »

Particular climate assertion issued for Christmas


Meteorologists say winds could gust up to 110 km/h along the Fundy coast, and blizzard warnings have been issued for the Bathust and Miramichi areas and the Acadian Peninsula. "Cold brisk winds on Monday will likely create some local blowing snow as well", Environment Canada said. Active weather is expected to continue throughout the week in Toronto as temperatures are expected to drop. Read More »

Trump 'confident' in FBI director: Advisor

He quickly climbed the administrative ladder and ended up holding senior positions at the counterterrorism division and the national security branch before being appointed deputy director on January 29, 2016. Mr McCabe spent hours behind closed doors on Capitol Hill this week being grilled by politicians on two separate committees, as part of a new investigation of the FBI and its 2016 inquiry into Clinton's email practices when she was Secretary of State. Read More »