January 23, 2018

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Fire Officials Remind to Check Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend


Special smoke alarms are even available for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired. Carbon Monoxide is a odorless, colorless gas that is nearly impossible to identify without a detector. Batteries are removed due to a "chirping sound", which actually indicates the battery needs to be replaced! Check smoke alarms monthly by pressing the test button. Read More »

George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book


Mark Updegrove, the author of the book, talked to both Bushes on the record and they made it clear previous year they were none too happy about the former reality television star becoming president. They told Updegrove they felt that trait was especially challenging, or even lacking , for Trump. "You can either exploit the anger, incite it", George W. Read More »

No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC

On Friday, a top court bench comprising CJI Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud disposed 14 petitions seeking relief as they had failed to deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes due to compelling reasons. The Constitution has given a face and identity to a government in Delhi after inclusion of Article 239AA and the executive decisions taken and implemented by it can not be reversed by the LG, it had contended. Read More »

Trump says recalls little about meeting where aide mentioned Russian Federation


The call for more testimony came amidst revelations that Sessions may have committed perjury during his confirmation hearing. Court documents unsealed this week have renewed interest in whether Attorney General Jeff Session misled Congress when he testified recently that neither he nor anyone else was in contact with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign, CBS News' Jeff Pegues reports. Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Riyadh


It was shot down by Saudi air defence forces, with fragments of the missile landing in an uninhabited area north of the capital. "The missile was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage" were reported, the state news channel said. A spokesman for the rebels said they fired a Burkan 2-H missile, a ballistic missile with a range of more than 500 miles. The Saudi-led coalition has also implemented an air and sea blockade on Yemen. Read More »

Iraq forces defeat IS jihadists in town of Al-Qaim


A USA -backed alliance of Syrian militias wrested control of Islamic State's de facto capital, Raqqa, last month, and Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul, the largest city held by the militants, in July. He estimated that there were 1,500 to 2,500 fighters left in Al-Qaim and 2,000 to 3,000 in Al-Bukamal. Iraqi forces had surrounded the last of the ISIS fighters in nearby towns Rawa and Romana, as well as surrounding areas north of the Euphrates River on Qaim's outskirts, Rasoul said. Read More »

Final hearing on all Aadhaar cases by Nov end


On March 23, the Department of Telecommunications had issued a notice, making it mandatory for all telecom companies to re-verify existing customers through the Aadhaar-based E-KYC process, by February 6, 2018. The directive was passed by a bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra after it was informed by the Centre of its unwillingness to extend the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes to 31 March and requesting a hearing instead. Read More »

Man killed, 2 others wounded in shooting at N. Side Starbucks


Three people, including a 12-year-old boy, were shot and one person has died Thursday evening at a Starbucks restaurant in the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago. The gunman followed and began firing, killing the man wounding the other man and boy. "They were in the east section, or what you might consider to be the back of the Starbucks ", Buslik said. Read More »

Corruption is the only identity of Congress: PM Modi


Shah also addressed a rally at Mandi and attacked Rahul and the Congress for corruption and bringing the development to halt. He said this was not the Congress of Mahatma Gandhi "but of corruption, dynasty politics and casteism". There are five monsters in Himachal Pradesh which we need to get rid off. The corrupt wanted to get rid of the NDA Government. Commenting on an advantage of Aadhaar card, he said, "We linked it (government schemes) with Aadhaar, started the direct transfer to bank ... Read More »

More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled


The CPSC's recall includes 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers , including models previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015 . The extinguishers may fail to discharge and the nozzle may detach. A listing of the affected model numbers can be found at the CPSC website. Or you can call the company at (855) 271-0773. Owners should contact Kidde to ask for a replacement and for instructions on how to return recalled models. Read More »

Catalan jailings are a serious mistake, says Puigdemont


Puigdemont fled Spain and appeared in Brussels on Monday. 'I have just heard from my client that the warrant has been issued for the president and four of his ministers who are in Belgium, ' lawyer Paul Bekaert told VRT. A spokesperson for Puigdemont said he would remain in Brussels with the other four ministers. First the Catalan parliament, then the Spanish government, now the judiciary. Read More »

Carter Page: Russia 'May Have Come Up' In Email Exchanges With Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the conversations and has been cooperating with investigators, the documents said . The foreign policy advisory council on which Papadopoulos sat met on a monthly basis throughout the spring and summer for a total of about six times, according to an official involved with the group. Read More »

Pedestrian 'seriously injured' after London taxi crash


The taxi driver has been detained by police at the scene. Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 5pm. The Daily Telegraph's Harry Yorke reports that London's Metropolitan Police are treating the incident as a "road traffic collision". Read More »

Carolina Panthers Trade Kelvin Benjamin To The Buffalo Bills


The Bills send the Panthers a third and seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The trade sees Benjamin reunited with former Panthers defensive co-ordinator Sean McDermott , who is now Bills coach, and Buffalo's general manager Brandon Beane, who was part of Carolina's front office when the franchise drafted him. Read More »

Mueller Investigation Brings Down A Top Democratic Lobbyist


His decision to step down is a significant effect of Mueller's probe, but he's drawn outsize interest on the right because he's the brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta . The meeting ended with a resounding ovation for Podesta. The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU), a pro-Yanukovych nonprofit, allegedly paid the $2.2 million to the Podesta Group and the Mercury LLC - to lobby the White House and Congress for positions in line with Yanukovych's government. Read More »

Shooting reported in New York, NYPD takes one person in custody


Cruz said he then heard someone yell: "He's got a gun, run, run!" Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. One witness, John Williams, a 22-year-old student, told reporters at the scene that he heard about five gunshots before seeing a large man with curly hair being taken into custody. Read More »

White House: 'Nothing Happened Beyond' Papadopoulos Contacting Prof


CNN's Jim Acosta grilled White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday with a pointed question about Trump campaign officials' contacts with Russian government officials throughout the 2016 presidential campaign about obtaining Hillary Clinton's missing private server emails. Read More »

Mueller Probe: Tony Podesta Leaves Lobbying Firm


Fritts and a "senior group of the Podesta team", Politico reported, would be forming a new firm within days, the result of a reportedly months-long transition in the works. Between 2012 and 2014, the lobbying firms were paid more than $2 million from the accounts, prosecutors said. Among other issues, Mercury opposed congressional efforts to pressure Ukraine to release one of Yanukovych's political rivals from prison. Read More »

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Transgender Military Ban

The government could decide to appeal the preliminary injunction issued by the court, which prohibits the military from enforcing the ban . "The effect of the Court's Order is to revert to the status quo with regard to accession and retention that existed before the issuance of the Presidential Memorandum-that is, the retention and accession policies established in the June 30, 2016 Directive-type Memorandum as modified by Secretary of Defense James Mattis on June 30, 2017". Read More »

Kanpur ODI: Kiwis elect to bowl in series-decider


India registered a 2-1 series victory against New Zealand after Jasprit Bumrah's tidy final over secured the hosts' six-run win in the third and final one-day worldwide on Sunday. The Black Caps enjoyed a substantial second-wicket partnership of their own as Colin Munro and Kane Williamson put on 109 in 19 overs, but Yuzvendra Chahal removed both in quick succession to leave them 168 for three. Read More »

Green Beret homicide investigation centers on two Navy SEALs, report says


Two members of SEAL Team 6 - an elite Navy unit headquartered in Virginia Beach - are under investigation in the death of an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali, according to a report from The New York Times . No one has been charged in Melgar's death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be a homicide - strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. Read More »

Iran: No IAEA demand for military site inspection

At a joint press conference with President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi , he stated that all the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA are being implemented. Following the nuclear agreement between Iran and the major world powers in 2015, which was implemented in January 2016, Iran agreed to stop the enrichment of uranium to 20 percent level. Read More »