• Himachal Congress MLA slaps lady constable, gets a tighter one in return
Himachal Congress MLA slaps lady constable, gets a tighter one in return

The MLA later apologised, saying "the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and nearly beat me, but I should not have lost my calm". On this, Asha Kumari said that she was abused by the constable and she was compelled to use her hands. "I am not happy with it". In her complaint, the MLA also stated that she could not file the complaint on Friday i...

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  • More Than 40 Dead After Explosions In Afghanistan's Capital
More Than 40 Dead After Explosions In Afghanistan's Capital

Thursday's bloodshed follows an attack on a private television station in Kabul last month, which was also claimed by the local affiliate of Islamic State. CNN reports nearly 100 people were at the cultural center at the time for the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Responding to criticism over a lack of security around the...

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  • Region under wind chill warning
Region under wind chill warning

Monday (New Year's Day): Brutal wind chills well below 0 in the morning. High temperatures today will reach the mid teens, but with a north wind at 5 to 15 miles per hour, wind chill values will range from 0 to -10 degrees throughout the day.

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  • Iran: Protest over soaring cost of living
Iran: Protest over soaring cost of living

Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, as protests against corruption and rising prices spread to the capital Tehran. The arrests were for "demolishing public property and lacking a permit for the protests", Mashhad's deputy attorney general, Hassan Heydari, told Tasnim...

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  • Several Injured in Shooting at Long Beach Business
Several Injured in Shooting at Long Beach Business

It wasn't immediately clear whether the gunman shot himself or was shot by police. The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m.in the Bixby Knolls area. The shooting brought a massive response from police, who filled the surrounding blocks after the shooting.

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  • Rockies agree to $52 million deal with All-Star closer Wade Davis
Rockies agree to $52 million deal with All-Star closer Wade Davis

In his nine-year career spanning time with the Cubs, Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays, the 32-year-old right-hander is 59-39 with a 3.45 ERA and 79 saves. The Rockies' bullpen is now stacked beyond belief and despite his age and small step back in 2017, Davis should do fine so long as he can get his groundball rate back to where it sho...

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  • Gunman attacks Coptic church in Egypt
Gunman attacks Coptic church in Egypt

A video circulated on social media after the attack shows the dead gunman on the ground. "The shooting began at 10:30 a.m. and carried on for more than 15 minutes. The demonstrators destroyed the church's fittings and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them. Previous bombing attacks targeting Coptic church...

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  • Former world footballer of the year George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election
Former world footballer of the year George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election

Weah topped the first round of voting with 38.4 percent while Boakai came second with 28.8 percent. Mr Weah will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month in what will be Liberia's first democratic transition since 1944.

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  • Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death
Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead inside her Crown Heights home Wednesday after her toddler's constant crying and screaming led a neighbor to call 911, authorities said . The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau has launched a probe into the suspended cops. Wells' young child was also found in the house. "It was him", Wells' sister told the Daily News ...

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  • Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots reach combined $690M with no winners
Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots reach combined $690M with no winners

Coincidentally, there are two chances to win $300 million, since the Mega Millions jackpot has also rolled over to a $306 million prize. Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available at Hoosier Lottery retailers. A "Power Play" option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerba...

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  • When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?
When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick on Thursday denied a last-ditch legal bid by Mr Moore for a restraining order to stop Alabama's canvassing board from certifying Mr Jones' victory. The Republican faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations in the month before the election. He refused to concede the race and on Wednesday night submitted a...

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  • Eric Garner's daughter Erica declared brain-dead after heart attack
Eric Garner's daughter Erica declared brain-dead after heart attack

Eric Garner was killed in July 2014 when plainclothes officers from the New York Police Department were arresting him for selling single, untaxed cigarettes. An asthma attack reportedly triggered the heart attack. When her son was born in August, she named her newborn after her fallen father. The 27-year-old activist is the daughter of Eric G...

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  • Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast
Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says at least an additional 5 to 10 inches are expected through Wednesday. Lows are projected to be below zero for the rest of the week. Another 24.5 inches fell by Tuesday night, bringing the total since 23 December to more than 63 inches. As snow continues to pile up in Erie, Pennsylvania, which ...

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  • Missouri reports 5 fatal crashes over holiday weekend
Missouri reports 5 fatal crashes over holiday weekend

The driver and a passenger in the second vehicle were transported to a Missoula hospital to be treated for injuries. In 2016 over the same period, the Patrol investigated 260 traffic crashes while 86 injuries and five fatalities. The three children apparently died on impact, said Jerry Deems, a deputy coroner for the county who was at the scene. ...

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  • WhatsApp to stop working on some smartphones on New Year's Eve
WhatsApp to stop working on some smartphones on New Year's Eve

What this means is that WhatsApp will no longer actively develop its app for the aforementioned operating systems. However, as of January 1, you will not be able to use the app if you're using the Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10 operating systems, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.

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  • Remote Area Medical returns from Puerto Rico
Remote Area Medical returns from Puerto Rico

Working side by side with our electric industry colleagues from all over the country, Ameren is committed to powering the quality of life for the people of Puerto Rico, just as we are for the communities we serve. 10 to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA's) regional directors. Cullen says there are four field employees from...

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  • Snow, ice possible during Wednesday morning commute
Snow, ice possible during Wednesday morning commute

Cold temperatures are expected to stick around Wednesday and through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service . As you shiver in your auto before the heat kicks in, you might think this is the coldest it's ever been, but you would be wrong.

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  • Western Wall Train Station Will Be Named After Trump
Western Wall Train Station Will Be Named After Trump

The entire project, including a 2-mile extension of the high-speed rail line, will cost approximately $715 million. The stop would be constructed right in the middle of the area that the Palestinians want as their own future capital. Katz's proposal is an extension to the line. He said Palestinians won't accept "any change or act in the occu...

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  • Drawing After Controversial Virginia Race Delayed
Drawing After Controversial Virginia Race Delayed

The state board of elections did not respond to an email seeking comment, but Mrs. Simonds' legal team said there is no hurry for the board of elections to hold the tie-breaker given that members of the House of Delegates are set to be seated on January 10.

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  • Cuomo is allowing New Yorkers to prepay their property taxes
Cuomo is allowing New Yorkers to prepay their property taxes

The federal tax plan, already signed into law, caps the deductibility of state and local taxes at $10,000, effectively raising property taxes and reducing home values in NY and in states across the country. "I have been asked many times about paying 2018 property taxes in 2017 to address the SALT limits of the new federal tax law ", Mayor Phil Kra...

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  • White Nationalist Memorial In Minneapolis Gets Removed
White Nationalist Memorial In Minneapolis Gets Removed

The tribute included candles, flowers, framed photos and cards that read, "United We Stand". Police Department spokesman John Elder said an officer cleaned up the memorial after the department was notified about it. Hate has no place in Minneapolis. While the officers drove through the alley before midnight July 15, a loud sound reportedly star...

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  • Shootings in Troy Leave One Dead and Four Wounded
Shootings in Troy Leave One Dead and Four Wounded

Police are investigating after multiple people were found dead in Troy. "Things are unfolding right now", State Police Lt. Rob Appleton of Troop G Bureau of Criminal Investigation said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A Troy man has been charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder in a shooting that happened on Chr...

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  • Trump fumes over Russian Federation dossier: 'Crooked Hillary pile of garbage'
Trump fumes over Russian Federation dossier: 'Crooked Hillary pile of garbage'

The dossier, a compilation of opposition research against the 2016 Trump campaign by British ex-intelligence agent Christopher Steele , was partly funded by Mrs Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Chaffetz at that point reacted finally, including at one point that "the dossier, we have long known, is counterfeit". The Tru...

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  • Christmas Tree Recycling Begins in Las Vegas Area
Christmas Tree Recycling Begins in Las Vegas Area

Other early Christmas Trees, across many parts of northern Europe, were cherry or hawthorn plants (or a branch of the plant) that were put into pots and brought inside so they would hopefully flower at Christmas time. The county is recycling trees from December 26 through January 28 at four convenience centers and four parks. Aurora asking everyo...

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  • US Sanctions Two North Korean Officials Over Weapons Program
US Sanctions Two North Korean Officials Over Weapons Program

Kim Jong Sik, a veteran rocket scientist, and Ri Pyong Chol, a former senior air force commander, are often seen on television and in photographs with leader Kim Jong Un , walking down the red carpet or sharing a smoke with him to celebrate a successful missile launch.

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  • Queen Elizabeth praises husband's humour in Christmas message
Queen Elizabeth praises husband's humour in Christmas message

Our thoughts and prayer are with all those who died and those who lost so much, and we are indebted to members of the emergency services who risked their own lives this past year saving others. "Reflecting on these events makes me grateful for the blessings for home and family, an in particular for 70 years of marriage", the Queen said. Britain's ...

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  • N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'

US diplomats have made clear they are seeking a diplomatic solution but President Donald Trump has derided talks as useless and said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin. In a break with the norm, both China and Russian Federation joined Western nations in voting for sanctions. "It sends the unambiguou...

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  • European-style surveillance for foreigners in Pakistan
European-style surveillance for foreigners in Pakistan

The three officials discussed ways to encourage economic and security cooperation. Calling Afghanistan an important partner in the Belt and Road Initiative, Wang said China hoped to synergise its development strategy for Afghanistan and expand bilateral cooperation.

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  • Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour
Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

Most colourful Christmas celebrations were witnessed at Holy Family Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic Church located at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar . Unlike previous year, the Mass was conducted inside the church. Facilitating the Christian community on their celebratory occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abba...

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  • Ukraine grateful for U.S. weapons, Russian Federation voices outrage
Ukraine grateful for U.S. weapons, Russian Federation voices outrage

The State Department, responsible for overseeing foreign military sales, would not confirm that anti-tank missiles or other lethal weapons would be sent. The US has not provided lethal defensive equipment to Ukraine, Nauert said, nor has it ruled out doing so. Sending lethal weapons to Ukraine also creates the troubling possibility that American ar...

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