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Former Wisconsin-Stout standout killed in Costa Rica crash

Former Wisconsin-Stout standout killed in Costa Rica crash A US State Department official said: "We confirm the deaths of multiple US citizens in an airplane crash in Costa Rica", adding that assistance was being provided to the affected Americans . The co-pilot was identified as Emma Ramos. Guanacaste is a popular vacation destination, especially this time of year, when U.S. and European tourists arrive in bigger numbers for an end-of-year respite fr... [Full Article...]

Truck hits pedestrians in San Francisco

Truck hits pedestrians in San Francisco The truck was southbound on 21st Avenue when it entered the crosswalk around 3:30 p.m. and then swerved, striking the pedestrians and then the sedan, which struck a parked auto, according to San Francisco Police Sgt.John Bragagnolo. A family of five in the vehicle all suffered minor injuries with ages ranging from pre-teen to adult, according to fire officials. They say the family is going to be... [Full Article...]

Mayor de Blasio takes quiet oath of office for second term

Mayor de Blasio takes quiet oath of office for second term He was easily re-elected in November, becoming the first Democrat to be re-elected in NY since Edward Koch in 1985. De Blasio became the first Democrat to be re-elected in NY since Edward Koch in 1985. 'In this city, the largest city in our country, the people of NY under Bill de Blasio have chosen to move government in a very different direction than what we're seeing in Washington, ' Sanders s... [Full Article...]

Ex-Ukip politician held over 'murder' of wife

Ex-Ukip politician held over 'murder' of wife Stephen Searle, 64, who stood for the pro-Brexit party in the General Election and was a UKIP councillor with Suffolk County Council, was detained at his Stowmarket home yesterday. A passing dog walker and nearby resident added: "It's absolutely awful". "The biggest problem until now has been parents parking when taking their kids to school". [Full Article...]

Chinese media: Sanctions can not resolve North Korea nuclear crisis

Chinese media: Sanctions can not resolve North Korea nuclear crisis North Korea will remain committed to the country's nuclear development in 2018, according to a report released Saturday by state-run news agency KCNA. Last week, AFP quoted United Nations officials as saying the US and China were working on a joint draft resolution concerning oil product supplies to North Korea, which should cripple its missile program. [Full Article...]

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs The jackpot is $343 million and the victor will be chosen Tuesday. Players also have the chance to win the in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot on Wednesday, which is sitting at an estimated $8 million. The Powerball prize has risen to a whopping $440 million, the ninth largest sum in Powerball history. The jackpots for two of the nation's most popular lotto games are beginning to reach histor... [Full Article...]

Status ORANGE wind warning for Louth as Storm Eleanor set to hit

Status ORANGE wind warning for Louth as Storm Eleanor set to hit The Status Orange warning is valid from 5pm Tuesday, January 2 to 10pm Tuesday, January 2. The Environment Agency has warned that strong winds and high tides could bring coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday. Southern counties will have a wet start today thanks to the fringes of Storm Carmen - confusingly christened by meteorologists in France and Spain. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: 'I Wish Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom'

Netanyahu: 'I Wish Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom' Netanyahu saluted the "brave Iranians" who "are pouring into the streets". He added that he wished success to Iranians seeking justice and freedom. Iran's "unity was a bullet (arrow) in their eyes and our progress and success in the world of politics and against the USA and the Zionist regime was not bearable to them", he said , adding that the Saudis "have blatantly said that we will create ... [Full Article...]

Official denies Trump's accusation that China sold oil to North Korea

Official denies Trump's accusation that China sold oil to North Korea South Korea said on Friday it had seized a Hong Kong-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil to North Korea . The Lighthouse Winmore , which was chartered by a Taiwanese company and carrying around 600 tonnes of oil products from South Korea's Yeosu port, transferred part of its cargo to a North Korean vessel on October 19, the official said. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button'

Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button' A report released Saturday by North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency said the country will remain committed to nuclear development in 2018. As tensions spiked in the region in recent months, the worldwide community has slapped a range of sanctions on the North aimed at curbing its weapons programme and squeezing the country's leadership. [Full Article...]

Orlando Police officer injured in Sunday night crash

Orlando Police officer injured in Sunday night crash Orlando Police are investigating two locations. Officers found several rifle and handgun shell casings in the road and a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his face, police said. Two people inside that vehicle were shot. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police say they were able to find a handgun and a rifle inside that vehicle. [Full Article...]

Will DRC President Joseph Kabila step down?

Will DRC President Joseph Kabila step down? United Nations observers say they have documented more than 120 arrests across the country and a number of serious injuries. They want Kabila to leave but peaceful demonstrations turned violent. Authorities had earlier shut down internet and SMS services and warned that any gathering of more than five people would be dispersed. Across Kinshasa, police and soldiers searched vehicles and checked pa... [Full Article...]

New Zealanders Dodge NYE Alcohol Ban By Building Their Own Island

New Zealanders Dodge NYE Alcohol Ban By Building Their Own Island After they were done, the publication reports that they installed a "wooden picnic table and chilly bin", which is obviously some cute-as Kiwi word for an esky. " That's creative thinking - if I had known [about it] I probably would have joined them", said local police commander Inspector John Kelly when told about the sand island . [Full Article...]

Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign Earlier this month, Lapang had met the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi and expressed her desire to step away from electoral politics. A day after losing five Meghalaya lawmakers to NDA, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi rejiged the unit in the poll-bound state to control damage. [Full Article...]

Newly-weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma go shopping in Cape Town

Newly-weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma go shopping in Cape Town We know there is a fair chance to win a series in South Africa this time around, but in order to do that, we know we have to give our best". And while Virat and Anushka are enjoying their marital bliss in Cape Town , the two couldn't hold themselves from picking up stuff at discounted prices during an ongoing New Year sale in the city. [Full Article...]

Esprit Founder Paid Thousands For Sexual Assault Campaign Against Trump

Esprit Founder Paid Thousands For Sexual Assault Campaign Against Trump The report further stated that Bloom did not mention the names of the donors who gave financial help. Buell is the founder of the American clothing line, Esprit and is also the pioneer of San Francisco-based Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation , a body that lends support to women who want to work in public service, especially in politics. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk The North has always said it will only deal with the U.S. from a position of equality as a nuclear state. How things turn out, he said, rests on whether China puts more pressure North Korea. "We hope to sit together (with the North) as concerned parties to find a solution to enhance stability on the peninsula while engaging with the global community in resolving the nuclear issue", the office ... [Full Article...]

Trump expects Russian Federation probe to be fair to him

Trump expects Russian Federation probe to be fair to him When Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, it quickly raised red flags as to why so many polls and media outlets got their predictions wrong. Painter also maintained Trump was "not above the law" and did not have the ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is presently conducting an investigation into claims of collusion between the Trump 2... [Full Article...]

Iranian policeman killed, three hurt in protests - police spokesman

Numerous marchers carried banners backing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Hundreds of people have been arrested but security forces have largely shown restraint. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage. Two protesters have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of anti-government protests, an official has said. [Full Article...]

A bright but bitterly cold first day of 2018

A bright but bitterly cold first day of 2018 The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. A wind chill advisory is set to begin for the region at 9 p.m. The first day of 2018 will feature temperatures that will be more than 20 degrees below normal, climbing to just above zero by late afternoon under sunny skies. [Full Article...]


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