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Colder air settling in, but what of the talk of snow?

Colder air settling in, but what of the talk of snow? We did see a period of rain and some gusty winds with the frontal passage. The next few days should be the coldest stretch many of us have seen so far this season. SNOW POTENTIAL INDEXA daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale. Overnight lows will continue to dip well down into the 20s. [Full Article...]

Take Two: Schumer, Pelosi Accept Trump's Invitation to Talk Budget

Take Two: Schumer, Pelosi Accept Trump's Invitation to Talk Budget Even the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been threatening to oppose the measure, predicted passage. "That would be very important to us", said Representative Mark Walker, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest grouping of conservatives in the House. [Full Article...]

Mueller's Team Spent $3.2M On Russia Probe From May Through September

Mueller's Team Spent $3.2M On Russia Probe From May Through September According to the report: $500,696 was for special counsel employees, and $1.2 million was for reimbursable Justice Department employees who are on detail at the Mueller team. Starr's investigation turned over documentation to the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee, which impeached Bill Clinton in December 1998 on single charges of perjury and obstruction of justice related to his affair with in... [Full Article...]

House Intelligence committee questions Donald Trump Jr. on Russian Federation contacts

House Intelligence committee questions Donald Trump Jr. on Russian Federation contacts The committee's top Democrat, California's Adam Schiff , said the younger Trump answered most of their questions, but claimed attorney-client privilege when declining to comment about the meeting he had with the Russians. Mueller has charged four people so far, including two - George Papadopoulos, a campaign foreign policy adviser who maintained Russian contacts, and former White House national... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower

Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower Copson explained [to the whistleblower] that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be 'ripped up", Cummings wrote . Flynn also informed the associate that his business partners could move forward with their project, which aimed to construct a network of nuclear reactors across the Mideast with support from Russian and other global interests, the whistleblower said . [Full Article...]

Astronauts have held the first ever pizza party in space!

Astronauts have held the first ever pizza party in space! Judging by a pizza slowly floating by a camera on the International Space Station , it looks like somebody prefers extra pepperoni on their weightless pie. But space pizza? Well, just see for yourself. Once heated, they throw the pizzas to each other like frisbees before eating them. The International Space Station has a "diverse" collection of Bacteria despite being miles from the ... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Exchange NiceHash Hacked And $64 Million Stolen

Bitcoin Exchange NiceHash Hacked And $64 Million Stolen The company did not respond to requests for comment. "The contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen". With Bitcoin having broken the $10,000 mark, and now sitting at $13,400 (and rising), there's a lot of money at stake. [Full Article...]

US Tillerson says no normalization of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ties with Russian Federation

US Tillerson says no normalization of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ties with Russian Federation He said , "We remain concerned by the deepening of Russia's relations with the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia". US sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until Russia withdraws from Ukraine, United States Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, speaking in front of his Russian counterpart at a security conference in Vienna. [Full Article...]

Aadhar Linking deadline extended to 30 March 2018

Aadhar Linking deadline extended to 30 March 2018 Attorney General K K Venugopal said the last date for linking Aadhaar for mobile services will remain February 6, 2018, in pursuance of a judicial order. The Central government has previously made Aadhaar card mandatory for carrying out nearly all the legal tasks in the country. Last month, the apex court refused to put stay on linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones. [Full Article...]

Lake effect snow shifts south for Thursday

Lake effect snow shifts south for Thursday At 1:45 p.m., an area of heavy lake effect snow was located across the Northtowns of Buffalo , extending east to just north of Batavia. West winds today will not be as strong as yesterday, but will still bring good lake effect snows in over parts of MI. [Full Article...]

Saudi prince is buyer of world's dearest painting, Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Saudi prince is buyer of world's dearest painting, Leonardo's Salvator Mundi Ever since the sale at Christie's , the identity of the buyer has been the most sought-after secret in the art world and beyond. The announcement only partially resolves the mystery over the painting's sale last month in NY for $450.3m, with auction house Christie's steadfastly declining to identify the buyer. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump, Karen Pence stop at Whataburger during Coastal Bend visit

Melania Trump, Karen Pence stop at Whataburger during Coastal Bend visit First lady Melania Trump, along with second lady Karen Pence , traveled to Texas on Wednesday to visit with first responders and check on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She continued, "As we approach Christmas this holiday season, your family is an example of what it means to have hope and recognize your blessings". [Full Article...]

Drone Lost Contact, Says Army After China Alleges It "Invaded" Airspace

Drone Lost Contact, Says Army After China Alleges It The exact cause of the incident is under investigation. "Matter being dealt with in accordance with established protocols", the defence ministry added. "We will fulfil our mission and responsibility and defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely", he said. Chinese military's western theatre command jurisdiction covers nearly all of the 3488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), inclu... [Full Article...]

House Passes Bill To Allow 'Concealed Carry' Across State Lines

House Passes Bill To Allow 'Concealed Carry' Across State Lines Former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, a survivor of a mass shooting that left her seriously wounded, dug up old tweets , Facebook posts and press releases from Republican lawmakers who voted for the concealed carry bill where they offered their "thoughts and prayers". [Full Article...]

One-third of GOP voters want someone other than Trump for 2020

One-third of GOP voters want someone other than Trump for 2020 Republicans who said they supported Trump in 2016 but are now leaning away from him are more likely to be nonwhite than any of the other voting groups. "When Abraham walks with God - to get all biblical here - and asks, 'What if there are just 15 or 10 good men left in the city?' The question for the Republican Party now, since they like to speak in these biblical terms, are there 10 good men le... [Full Article...]

Final vote on same sex marriage bill looms

Final vote on same sex marriage bill looms But several lawmakers including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intend to persist with amendments rejected by the Senate. The final step is for the Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, the Queen's representative in Australia, to ratify the law, which will likely take place within days. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile: Inconsistencies spotted in Hwasong-15 images

North Korea missile: Inconsistencies spotted in Hwasong-15 images The crew of the Cathay Pacific Airways flight says they witnessed the rogue nation's latest weapon break apart and explode as it traveled through the sky early Wednesday morning on November 29. The missile was far from the plane, and operation was unaffected, Cathay said, adding that it had informed other carriers and relevant authorities. [Full Article...]

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe It also did this extremely fast, at least by the standards of the universe, which scientists have estimated is 13.8 billion years old. Black holes are a big mystery. However, even in our most conservative analysis we find xHI 0.33 (xHI 0.11) at 68 per cent (95 per cent) probability, indicating that we are probing well within the reionization epoch. [Full Article...]

Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam Alongside the sentence Schmidt was fined $400,000. He had pleaded guilty in August to charges he conspired to commit fraud and violate the US Clean Air Act. As VW Group rolled out its massive "clean diesel" marketing campaign appealing to environmentally conscious auto buyers, those same cars were actually emitting nitrogen oxide (NOx) many times in excess of the legal limit. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Revises Troop Numbers to 2000 in Syria; 5200 in Iraq

Figures released by Defense Manpower Data Center in November, which tracks counts of Pentagon military and civilian personnel deployed overseas each quarter, showed almost 2,000 United States troops in Syria and more than 9,000 in Iraq. "While the nature of U.S. support to partner forces will adjust as the coalition shifts from from major urban combat operations to stabilization tasks, United Stat... [Full Article...]


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