January 23, 2018

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Sunderland house hit by gas explosion


Northumbria police said on Twitter that they were aware of the incident and that emergency services were attending the scene. Police say emergency services and local authorities are "working tirelessly" to allow residents to return to their homes as quickly as possible. Read More »

Sebastian Gorka says Rex Tillerson discussing military options is 'nonsensical'


So while Trump may have said before he took office that the USA has to "strengthen and expand its nuclear capability", not much has truly happened on that front just yet, no matter what you read on Twitter. "The only time our posture goes up is based on facts, not because of what Kim and Trump say to each other", the official added. Newsweek asked Stephen Schwartz, an independent nuclear weapons expert and editor/co-author of the book Atomic Audit , if Trump's tweets Wednesday morning ... Read More »

Former premier's wife to stand in Pakistan parliament


I will be made prime minister by the masses again tomorrow", he told a cheering crowd. Sharif was the 15th prime minister in Pakistan's 70-year history - roughly half of which has been spent under military rule - to be ousted before completing a full term. Read More »

Video of Woman Plummetting Off 7th Floor of Parking Garage


APD said the woman's BMW went through the retention wires on the seventh floor of the Littlefield parking garage and hit the building across the alley as it fell, rupturing a gas line. City code enforcement has made several visits to the site and is working with the property owner, their engineer and a city engineer to bring the cable system into compliance. Read More »

Russian Military Jet Flies Over New Jersey


The plane then made several passes around the D.C. metro area for about an hour at lunchtime. The ministry also said that the Russian military conducted one inspection in the United States under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). Read More »

Trump exposed for corrupt premium charges at DC hotel


While the hotel had projected its average daily room rate would be $416, it ended up charging $660.28 on average from January to April, the Journal reported , citing the financial records. Government ethics experts and Democrats in Congress have railed against the government's lease, with Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) calling it a "highly unethical arrangement". Read More »

NYPD Cop Shot in Standoff Expected to Be Released From Hospital


EDT, when the police officers were responding to a 911 call from a residence in the area about an "emotionally disturbed person", James P. O'Neill, Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), said. He is armed with a long rifle, the law enforcement source said. The police commissioner said the officer's partner was also shaken up. The gunman has only been identified as a 29-year-old man. Read More »

Body Camera Captures Shocking Cop Shooting On Video


Smith's video helped convict Orr on attempted murder charges . Smith was responding to a call about a suspicious person after Charles Party Shop informed police a man was snatching groceries from people's hands, reported the State. WJCL reported that Smith's neck and arm injuries have almost fully healed, and his physical therapy is nearly complete. Orr continues to fire rounds at Smith as he goes to the ground, eight shots in total, before he flees. Read More »

Unsettled weather returns for the weekend


Sunday should be nicer, AccuWeather says, with partly sunny skies and a high in the low 80s. Highs over the weekend and into next week will remain below normal with temps in the 80s. On Sunday , the morning high tide will be between 12:27 a.m. and 1 a.m. and in the afternoon it will be between 12:58 p.m. and 1:31 p.m. A few showers have passed through during the late evening and this morning , but coverage has been pretty scattered and the activity that remains is on its last legs. Read More »

Why did the US Expel Two Cuban Diplomats?


American diplomats operating in Cuba are known to be subject to surveillance and harassment, but the latest revelation is a substantial escalation. The official said the State Department's office of Diplomatic Security has the lead on the investigation. Read More »

Here's Why North Korea Put Guam In Its Crosshairs


Tensions between the two countries have risen markedly in the last few days after North Korea warned the USA of a "severe lesson" following United Nations action against it. He is right: This time, North Korea has detailed plans for a missile test that would land in the waters near Guam. Markets remained concerned over the risk of a United States first-strike against North Korean nuclear facilities. Read More »

South Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote


South African President Jacob Zuma survived the sixth push for a vote of no confidence Tuesday - and for the first time, the vote was held by secret ballot. "We are sure that the ANC has lost the confidence of the majority of South Africans". Although the vote didn't pass, the numbers suggest that a chunk of ANC MPs didn't vote to reject the motion. Read More »

Mother in shock after teenage babysitters put infant in refrigerator


On Tuesday, police arrested the girls and charged them with child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a risky weapon, O'Connell said. He did not confirm how the refrigerator was used as a weapon or comment on the video. "I didn't understand why they would do that", the mother added. "I'm traumatized from that". Bonnie Brogna told NBC Boston that she was called into the Danvers Police Department when a video of her infant daughter being placed in a refrigerator while crying ... Read More »

Sharad Yadav says entire Opposition disappointed over alliance failure in Bihar


A Socialist from Jabalpur (in Madhya Pradesh), who won a bypoll in 1974 after completing his engineering, Sharad had to depend on leaders like Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar to enter the Parliament in the post-Mandal era. Sharad, who is touring Sonepur and will visit Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in the next couple of days, would escape any disciplinary action till he does not attack Nitish personally. Read More »

Merger of Two AIADMK Factions on Cards in Tamil Nadu


The functionary's assertion came in the context of sudden spurt in political activity in Chennai on Thursday. Hours after the AIADMK (Amma) adopted a resolution against him, TTV Dhinakaran hit out at the ruling party, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami. Read More »

Trump delays action on opioid menace


Heroin and opioid use has been increasingly deadly in New Jersey despite Christie's efforts to expand access to treatment and raise awareness of addiction as a disease. The report makes no mention of building a wall along the southern border or some of the tough-on-crime measures pushed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , including expanding the use of mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes and seizing more cash and property from individuals suspected of drug crimes. Read More »

Text of United Nations chief's message to Nagasaki ceremony on A-bomb anniv.

The following is the text of a message from U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered Wednesday at the memorial ceremony in Nagasaki on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city. local time on Wednesday (0202 GMT), the moment that a USA plane dropped the "Fat Man" Plutonium bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The bombings claimed the lives of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 74,000 more in Nagasaki. Read More »

Eye doctors on how to properly view the eclipse

We'll be giving away pairs while supplies last at our eclipse tailgate as supplies last. To see totality - the brief period when the moon completely hides the sun - a viewer has to be inside a 60- to 70-mile zone that crosses 14 states including Idaho and Wyoming, but not Utah. Read More »

Paris: Six soldiers injured after BMW rams into them, terror attack suspected


Witnesses, including Balkany, described seeing a BMW with one person inside waiting in a cul-de-sac near a building used for Sentinelle soldiers, two police officials told the Associated Press . It said two of the soldiers were seriously injured in the incident, while the other four sustained light injuries. "The vehicle did not stop", Balkany said. Read More »

Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sarah Harding and Jemma Lucy in NASTY row


After Chad Johnson gets upset at hearing how unpopular he is with the public, Sarah tells Jordan: "He cares what the people think". Sarah is now second favourite to win the series, with Gogglebox's Sandi Bogle still at number one. Not shying away, Sarah replied: "Yes I do, but I've been in a girl band and I don't like it". Jemma then accused: "When well we know what you do after which is a f**k load of drugs. Read More »

Jacksonville mother admits to killing 11-year-old, driving with body


According to the Pocahontas Times , Newsome told detectives that she had killed her daughter and was abusive to her. Newsome has been charged with concealment of a dead body, according to authorities, and is being held in jail in West Virginia while an investigation continues into the girl's death. Read More »

Apache Choppers Sidelined Once Again Following Deadly Crash in Israel


Pilot David Zohar from Haifa، an Israeli Air Force pilot on reserve duty، was killed in the crash. Regarding the rumors, the IDF made an official statement that they were baseless and unfounded. According to preliminary information, military, military helicopter crashed in an accident. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman declared on Twitter that he intends to take action against whomever circulated the false rumor on Whatsapp that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot had died in the ... Read More »

Iranian Drone Buzzes US Navy Fighter Jet During Carrier Landing


The drone eventually moved away from the scene in the Persian Gulf after the Navy made several emergency radio messages warning the operators to move it. "The risky maneuver by the QOM-1 [drone] in the known vicinity of fixed wing flight operations and at coincident altitude with operating aircraft created a collision hazard and is not in keeping with global maritime customs and laws", the CENTCOM statement said. Read More »