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USA sanctions Iranian entities over ballistic missile program

USA sanctions Iranian entities over ballistic missile program He could opt to re-impose the sanctions and risk collapse of the global accord, a move that could isolate the U.S. Separately, the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it said were owned or controlled by an industrial firm responsible for developing and producing Iran's solid-propellant ballistic missiles. [Full Article...]

ICE to Sanctuary California: 'Hold on Tight,' More ICE Agents Are Coming

ICE to Sanctuary California: 'Hold on Tight,' More ICE Agents Are Coming An official at ICE said the department can't provide specific details about the added numbers due to security reasons. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said he believes politicians in "sanctuary cities" should be arrested and charged with crimes. [Full Article...]

Alaska Airlines, others cancel flights because of East Coast megastorm

Alaska Airlines, others cancel flights because of East Coast megastorm United Airlines , which operates a major hub at Newark, has the most flight cancellations among mainline US carriers, with 537, according to FlightAware. "A rat hijacked our plane", Hintz posted on Twitter . The Associated Press reported Thursday morning that airports in the New York City area and Boston have been particularly hard hit, with more than two-thirds of flights in and out canceled... [Full Article...]

Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran

Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran The antigovernment protests, in which at least 22 people have been killed and more than 1,000 were reportedly arrested, are the strongest challenge to Iran's leadership in nearly a decade. We want to see them achieve a free and democratic future. Iranian suspicion of the Central Intelligence Agency stretches back to 1953, when the Central Intelligence Agency and the British executed the coup t... [Full Article...]

Aptly-Named Winter Storm Grayson Creates Stark Black-and-White Images

Aptly-Named Winter Storm Grayson Creates Stark Black-and-White Images Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people. Commuter railways serving NY and Boston's suburbs were reporting extensive delays, as they worked to fix frozen equipment and clear snow-covered tracks. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu transport corporations go on sudden strike, passengers left stranded

Tamil Nadu transport corporations go on sudden strike, passengers left stranded Although a section of employees resorted to flash strike on Thursday night, the full impact was felt on Friday when employees abstained from work. Stating that the High Court order to call off the strike goes against natural justice, the unions blamed the government for the inconvenience caused to the commuters. [Full Article...]

Jammu and Kashmir: IED blast kills 4 policemen in Sopore

Jammu and Kashmir: IED blast kills 4 policemen in Sopore The militants had attacked the 185th battalion camp of the Central Reserve Police Force in Awantipora around 2 am on 31 December. Inspector General of Police Munir Khan confirmed that four policemen were killed in the incident. New Delhi accuses Pakistan of sending militants across the disputed border in Kashmir to launch attacks on Indian forces. "My deepest condolences to their families", Chie... [Full Article...]

2 killed, 5 missing, as avalanche hits vehicle in J&K's Kupwara

2 killed, 5 missing, as avalanche hits vehicle in J&K's Kupwara The Beacon officer died after snow avalanche swept his vehicle off the road at the Sadhna Top. In another avalanche on the same route, a vehicle carrying eight passengers was pushed off the road. "However, an 11-year old boy was rescued immediately and has been shifted to a Srinagar hospital for treatment". "We suspended the search operation late in evening because of bad weather and subzero t... [Full Article...]

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds While Boston is expected to get seven inches of snow, Mashable reported sources as saying New York City is "straddling the line between a heavy snowstorm and a moderate event". Once the storm arrives in the ocean east of New England on Thursday, its central pressure would have fallen dramatically over the course of 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Rajasthan: Rajput Karni Sena seeks complete ban on 'Padmavati' despite CBFC certificate

Rajasthan: Rajput Karni Sena seeks complete ban on 'Padmavati' despite CBFC certificate On December 30, the CBFC, headed by Prasoon Joshi, had announced that the Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-starrer " Padmavati " would be given a U/A certificate, and suggested that the director change the film's title to " Padmavat ". Deepika has played the role of Rani Padmini in the film. Demanding the film to be banned across the country, Gogamedi also questioned the permission given to San... [Full Article...]

Tillerson: I've 'Never Questioned' Trump's Mental Fitness

Tillerson: I've 'Never Questioned' Trump's Mental Fitness This past year has been a rollercoaster for Trump and Tillerson's relationship. Tillerson has previously faced claims that he directly called Trump a "moron" during a Pentagon meeting in July, although the State Department later denied this version of events. [Full Article...]

DHS cellphone border searches jumped 50 percent in 2017

DHS cellphone border searches jumped 50 percent in 2017 Customs and Border Protection said in a new policy Friday that puts some firm limits on the extent of border searches. An "advanced" search requires an officer to have reasonable suspicion of criminal behavior and approval of a supervisor. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions winning numbers drawn for $450M jackpot

Mega Millions winning numbers drawn for $450M jackpot To put that in perspective, you're more likely to get struck by lightning, become president of the United States, get bitten by a shark or crushed by an asteroid, among many other more probable zany events, than win either the Powerball or the Mega Millions . [Full Article...]

Trump threatens aid to Palestinian refugees in latest controversial tweet

Trump threatens aid to Palestinian refugees in latest controversial tweet The United Nations has long considered Jerusalem's status as a negotiating point in a two-state solution. According to the monthly "Peace Index" by the Israel Democracy Institute (full results here), 65 percent of Jewish Israelis believed that Trump's declaration last month was in Israel's best interests, as opposed to 23 percent who believed the move damaged them. [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee unveils logo for Bengal govt, designed by herself

Mamata Banerjee unveils logo for Bengal govt, designed by herself Kolkata: Unveiling a logo which has given a new identity to West Bengal and its government, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday informed that her government was pursuing the Centre for the change of name of the state from "Paschim Banga" to "Bangla". [Full Article...]

Federal marijuana policy changes brings uncertainty to OR market

Federal marijuana policy changes brings uncertainty to OR market Marijuana is classified by the federal government as a Schedule 1 prohibited substance with a high risk of addiction and no medical benefits similar to heroin, LSD and MDMA. Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senator, Bob Casey, said many children were among those in the state being prescribed medical marijuana for serious illnesses, adding the Justice Department's announcement caused "serious conce... [Full Article...]

President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo?

President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo? The new request, if granted, will bring more than 700 miles (1,140 km) of new and replacement barriers altogether over 10 years, reports Xinhua. An estimated 780,000 young people brought to this country illegally were shielded from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, a program instituted by former president Barack Obama in 2012. [Full Article...]

Saakashvili sentenced in Georgia to 3 years in absentia

Saakashvili sentenced in Georgia to 3 years in absentia According to the judge, Saakashvili promised the then chief of Georgia┬┤s Constitutional Security Department to give the men pardons . In his statement, Mr. The Ukrainian leader previous year stripped Saakashvili of his citizenship while he was overseas. Mr. Saakashvili stepped down in Georgia after serving the constitutional limit of two terms, an exception in the former Soviet states where a... [Full Article...]

Search continues for Oklahoma pilot after plane disappears over Gulf of Mexico

Search continues for Oklahoma pilot after plane disappears over Gulf of Mexico The Guard, which was relying on the FlightAware website, lost track of the plane when it stopped transmitting a signal, Coast Guard Petty Officer Travis McGee said. She told 10/11 News that rescuing dogs can be risky work, but he did it with no complaints. Experts tell us Dr. Kinsinger likely suffered from hypoxia, when the brain is deprived of oxygen, while flying the plane. [Full Article...]

Washington state suit claims Motel 6 shared guest info with ICE

Washington state suit claims Motel 6 shared guest info with ICE The actions of Motel 6 were not only disturbing and repugnant - they were also unlawful. Motel 6 employees disclosed guests' confidential information, including their names, guest room numbers, guest identification numbers, their dates of birth, license plate numbers and driver's license numbers - an "unfair and deceptive business practice" that violates the Consumer Protection Act. [Full Article...]


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