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Scott, Florida senators oppose Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling

Opposition to the latest measure has come from unexpected quarters, such as the Republican governor of Florida, Rick Scott, who says his state should be taken out of the plan due to environmental concerns. Jerry Brown vowed to block "this reckless, short-sighted action". Thursday's proposal is a draft. Some sensitive or politically unpopular parts of the plan, like drilling off California, cou... [Full Article...]

Trump Poised to Announce Cuts to Pakistan Military Aid

Trump Poised to Announce Cuts to Pakistan Military Aid In his January 1 tweet, Mr. Trump said the USA had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid and had gotten nothing in return but "lies & deceit", saying Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan ". [Full Article...]

Pakistan Rejects US Criticism On Religious Freedom

Pakistan Rejects US Criticism On Religious Freedom The State Department did not elaborate on reasons for Pakistan's inclusion on the watch list. They were re-designated on December 22. "We strongly urge Pakistan to protect religious freedom for all individuals". These designations are aimed at improving the respect for religious freedom in these countries, the statement said. Pakistan, which is an Islamic republic, has been under scrutiny for ... [Full Article...]

Strong stance helps spur talks about North Korea

In fact, the Olympic games, as well as other worldwide sports games, have traditionally served as a political tool for the North and the South to amend ties. Thus, at the regular press conference on January 2, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China has noted the "positive message" and China "welcomes and supports the DPRK and the ROK in taking this opportunity to make ... [Full Article...]

Powerball jackpot now at a record $550 million; still no winners

Powerball jackpot now at a record $550 million; still no winners MI players spent $3.3 billion buying lottery tickets previous year. There was also no jackpot victor in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing , so the top prize for its Friday night drawing is estimated to be $445 million, the fourth-largest amount in game history. [Full Article...]

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him Basically, they denied the claims and called her a liar, on multiple occasions. Corfman said he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his clothes except for his underwear before touching her over her bra and underpants. In that document, Corfman's allegations were described as "false and malicious". I believe they're politically motivated . Corfman's lawsuit does not seek financial compen... [Full Article...]

Samsung Exynos 9810 in mass production

Samsung Exynos 9810 in mass production When compared to the Exynos 8890 that powered the Galaxy S8 previous year, the single core performance is doubled and the multi-core performance has got better by about 40%. It also features a firewall which will isolate internal sub-system from each other. It will be interesting to see how chip performs against the Apple A11 Bionic SoC that is being used on the iPhone X , which made headlines ... [Full Article...]

Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 20

Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 20 If eyewitnesses are to be believed, it was a suicide attack. According to the Afghan police, the death toll from the previous night's suicide attack in Kabul soared to 20 on Friday. And on December 18, militants from the group stormed an intelligence training compound in Kabul , triggering an intense gunfight with police, two of whom were wounded. [Full Article...]

Trump administration toughens stance on recreational marijuana

In states where marijuana is legally regulated rather than criminally prohibited, data also reports drops in drug treatment admissions , alcohol consumption , and in prescription drug spending . Gov. -elect Phil Murphy has said he plans to pass a marijuana legalization legislation within the first 100 days of his administration. "Congress is the voice of the people and we have a duty to do what... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End

SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End SpaceX leased the space from NASA several years ago. Once Zuma is on its way to orbit, part of the reusable rocket will fly back down to Earth, landing on a pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida around 10 minutes later. Atop the center booster is the second stage with its single Merlin Vacuum engine. Until now, the date for the launch was not specified. Due to the secrecy of the launch, no one really k... [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Cancels Dozens of South Florida Flights

Winter Weather Cancels Dozens of South Florida Flights Several airlines began cancelling flights Wednesday in preparation for the storm . For some travelers at MIA, the storm up east meant they were staying put. Syracuse got 6.7 inches of snow Thursday, and could get 5 to 10 inches today and Saturday. "If you are booked to travel there, confirm your flight status with your air carrier". [Full Article...]

A North Korean missile crashed into one of its cities a year ago

A North Korean missile crashed into one of its cities a year ago A ballistic missile launched by North Korea past year failed in flight and crashed back to the ground, it has been reported. Despite this failed launch, and two further failed attempts, the hermit state reportedly had a successful missile test on May 14 which flew 489 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan. [Full Article...]

Rare 'blue supermoon' total eclipse to occur in Singapore on 31 January

Rare 'blue supermoon' total eclipse to occur in Singapore on 31 January The first one is, just like at the beginning of the month, a supermoon . How unusual are Blue Moon eclipses? The next time a Blue Moon will pass through the Earth's umbra will be on December 31, 2028 and then on January 31, 2037. These moons appear to be about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the average full moon. Could this also be the year that commercial moon missions, with help fr... [Full Article...]

One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt

One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt The nationalities of the injured were not immediately clear. The balloon was carrying 20 people at the time of the accident. Earlier in the day, Egypt's meteorological service had warned of strong winds across the country mainly in the Nile River delta and northern Egypt. [Full Article...]

MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste

MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste Starbucks will test the impact of a 5p charge in 20 to 25 London stores in a three-month trial starting next month, the first time any coffee chain has required customers to pay extra for a cup. Instead coffee chains perpetuated customer confusion that cups are widely recyclable when they are not. Other efforts were "inconsistent and need targets" to be imposed by the government. [Full Article...]

Wind chill advisory issued through Saturday morning

Wind chill advisory issued through Saturday morning Wind chills Saturday morning could be down to -20° Saturday morning with actual temperatures around zero or just below. The cold wind chill values will cause frostbite in as little as 20 to 30 minutes to exposed skin. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. NWS naturally recommends covering your skin in proper attire to prevent fun maladi... [Full Article...]

Flier assaulted woman with wife in next seat

Flier assaulted woman with wife in next seat She added that the man shoved his fingers down her trousers to her genitals and "vigorously" moved them before she woke up, the complaint states. Flight attendants say that never happened. He ordered Ramamoorthy to be held pending trial following the prosecutor's argument that Ramamoorthy was a flight risk and a potential danger to others around him. [Full Article...]

East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'

East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone' When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than " bomb cyclone ". Basically, the storm is rapidly or explosively strengthening. The heaviest snow will be seen in New Brunswick, with the northern areas expected to be about 40 centimetres deep in the white stuff. [Full Article...]

US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists

US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists It must be noted that Trump's tweet is in the context of Pakistan-based terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Taliban that threaten U.S. forces and the civilian government in Afghanistan. She said that Pakistan has always "played a vital role in the war on terror". The significance of the cutoff as a financial measure isn't even clear from the U.S. [Full Article...]

1 dead in 75-vehicle crash in NY state

1 dead in 75-vehicle crash in NY state The eastbound highway stretch will be closed until further notice. The entire eastbound side of I-90 outside Buffalo was closed after a auto accident caused a huge, multi-car pileup . All traffic must exit at 48A. She reports that aside from the backed up traffic, snow is falling and starting to accumulate making for more hazardous travel. [Full Article...]


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