Snow and ice prompt travel warnings as temperatures plunge to -7

Emergency services are urging people to be prepared and to only drive if necessary when snow is expected to hit the area on Tuesday evening. An aviation weather alert for Hawarden Airport suggests we could see some snow on Tuesday it states: " slig... More..

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5 police officers injured in Houston shooting, officials say
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

5 police officers injured in Houston shooting, officials say

The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann Medical Center for treatment, the police said . "We now have 5 officers shot, all on their way to the hospital", wrote Houston Police Officers Union President Jo...More..

Woman trapped in billionaire's NY lift all weekend
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Woman trapped in billionaire's NY lift all weekend

The unidentified woman was transported to a local hospital. Authorities say no one else was home while she was working in the private townhouse, owned by Warren Stephens , 61, and his wife Harriet. The woman...More..

Mueller probe 'close to being completed': acting US attorney general
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Mueller probe 'close to being completed': acting US attorney general

Barr said that in his view of the special counsel regulations, the report would be confidential, while the attorney general could release a separate report on the investigation that is intended for public disc...More..

The government shutdown cost the United States billions of dollars, CBO says
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

The government shutdown cost the United States billions of dollars, CBO says

Overall, the USA economy lost about $11 billion during the five-week period, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said . The government reopened on Friday , after Trump and Congressional Democrats fa...More..

Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral

Jolo island has always been troubled by Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organisation inspired by al Qaeda, which has carried out bombings, kidnappings and beheadings. The conflict between the government and the rebel g...More..

No agreement with Taliban on withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan: Khalilzad
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

No agreement with Taliban on withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan: Khalilzad

Taliban and USA representatives, meeting in Qatar last week, outlined but did not formally agree on a broad plan in which US troops would leave the country in exchange for the insurgents pledging to ensure that...More..

Drivers Charged In Mass Pike Road Rage Video Due In Court
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Drivers Charged In Mass Pike Road Rage Video Due In Court

One man forced Fitzgerald out of the auto at gunpoint. Police told NBC Boston that Richard Kamrowski, 65, jumped onto the hood of a white Infiniti SUV that belonged to Mark Fitzgerald, 37, after a verbal ...More..

US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war

Initial reports from Doha, the Qatari capital, said the outlines of an agreement have been reached and a joint statement was imminent, but by Saturday night there were indications of a stumbling block over US d...More..

Duke official steps down after telling students to speak English
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Duke official steps down after telling students to speak English

The University of California at Santa Barbara found many of its Chinese students could not speak English at the college-level even though worldwide students must score at an "intermediate level" on an English...More..

Why Howard Schultz Is Making Democrats Nervous About Trump
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Why Howard Schultz Is Making Democrats Nervous About Trump

That's partly because - as Schultz told " 60 Minutes " on Sunday - he's considering running as an independent, a prospect many worry could draw support from the eventual Democratic nominee and hand President ...More..

Theresa May under new pressure to gain concessions on Brexit backstop
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Theresa May under new pressure to gain concessions on Brexit backstop

He told the Press Association: "Peace and the Good Friday Agreement are more important than Brexit ". Simon Coveney said attempts by Brexit supporters to remove or set a time-limit on a controversial "back...More..

Polar Vortex To Invade Midwest, Wind Chills May Exceed 50 Below Zero
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Polar Vortex To Invade Midwest, Wind Chills May Exceed 50 Below Zero

The cold is coming from what is known as the polar vortex , which is a "large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth's poles", according to the NWS. Dozens of schools, mostly in the no...More..

Heavy snow moves in making for trecherous conditions
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Heavy snow moves in making for trecherous conditions

Snow totals will be highest along and north of the I-69 corridor with lesser totals south. Reminder: Even though the snow is expected to come to an end early Monday morning, we'll continue to experience gusty w...More..

NE China apartment building blast suspect confirmed
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

NE China apartment building blast suspect confirmed

Blasts can be seen erupting from both ground level and from near the top of the building in the city of Changchun. She said she saw sparks around her as she ran out of the building. Guo, 56, had cancer and wa...More..

Survivors lay wreaths at Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Survivors lay wreaths at Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

In Britain, a new poll by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust took place. The foreign minister warns that across Europe populists are propaga...More..

Snow, wind and cold
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow, wind and cold

What will likely start off as a brief period of snow in our northern and western counties will likely changeover to a rain/snow mix as it tracks eastward through the morning hours of Sunday. We'll wake up to te...More..

Trump will secure border ‘with or without Congress,’ Mulvaney says
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Trump will secure border ‘with or without Congress,’ Mulvaney says

On Thursday, two competing bills to end the partial shutdown failed in the Senate, underscoring the inability of Democrats and Trump's Republicans to agree on a compromise that to reopen government and commit t...More..

Protesters at Irish border highlight Brexit as peace threat
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Protesters at Irish border highlight Brexit as peace threat

After a rally calling on Westminster to avoid the return of a hard border along the 500 kilometre boundary, locals smashed down the mock wall using sledgehammers in a jubilant atmosphere. "We will not accept th...More..

Judge sets hearing behind closed doors in Manafort case
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Judge sets hearing behind closed doors in Manafort case

Attorneys with special counsel Robert Mueller's office say Manafort breached his plea deal by repeatedly making false statements after he began cooperating with them in September. District Court, District of ...More..

Yellow vest leader badly injured in police action during protest
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Yellow vest leader badly injured in police action during protest

Originally sparked by an increase in fuel taxes, the " yellow vest " protests quickly snowballed into a widespread revolt over accusations that Macron, an ex-banker, is out of touch with rural and small-town F...More..

White House: Donald Trump OK with second shutdown for border wall funding
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

White House: Donald Trump OK with second shutdown for border wall funding

Submitting to mounting pressure, US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill to reopen the US government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that US Congress give him money for a border wall b...More..

Roger Stone's indictment in Russian Federation probe: What it means for Trump
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Roger Stone's indictment in Russian Federation probe: What it means for Trump

Stone was arrested in Florida on Friday before dawn, prompting Trump to lash out again about a "Witch Hunt" against him. "CBS reports that in the Roger Stone indictment , data was 'released during the 20...More..

United Nations expert to lead global inquiry into Khashoggi murder
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

United Nations expert to lead global inquiry into Khashoggi murder

Callamard will "assess the steps taken by governments to address and respond to the killing, and the nature and extent of states' and individuals' responsibilities for the killing", the statement said . Since ...More..

Met Office warns of strong winds for the North East
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Met Office warns of strong winds for the North East

The Met Office said the outlook from Saturday to Monday for across the country will be: "Strong winds and heavy rain moving southeast on Saturday". It is expected that the worst of the snow will be experience...More..

More than 200 missing after dam collapses in Brazil
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

More than 200 missing after dam collapses in Brazil

Local residents of the community of Parque das Cachoeiras watch a rescue mission helicopter take off from the mud-covered area a day after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant m...More..

Twin bombings at church kill at least 27 in Philippines
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Twin bombings at church kill at least 27 in Philippines

A second deadly blast went off in the parking lot. PNP spokesperson Senior Superintendent Bernard Banac said that the second explosion occurred as AFP personnel responded to the first explosion. "They want ...More..

Trump Signs Temporary Spending Bill To Fund Three Weeks of Federal Government
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Trump Signs Temporary Spending Bill To Fund Three Weeks of Federal Government

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden on a chilly, sunny winter day, Trump said: "We really have no choice but to build a powerful wall or steel barrier". The stopgap spending bill would include an extension ...More..

Trump Caved So Hard People Are Searching What ‘Caving’ Means
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Trump Caved So Hard People Are Searching What ‘Caving’ Means

Pelosi's claims repeat the accusations of the so-called "Russia dossier", an uncorroborated document produced by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee through the Fusion GPS opposit...More..

John McCallum resigns as Canada's ambassador to China at PM's request
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

John McCallum resigns as Canada's ambassador to China at PM's request

He suggested the case was politically motivated and said the U.S. could make a trade deal with China in which it would no longer seek her extradition, and two Canadian detained in China could then be released...More..