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Cruise ship rides through fierce winter storm

Cruise ship rides through fierce winter storm Passenger Karoline Ross told CBS it was "one of the scariest moments" of her life. Passengers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway - the cruise ship that will relocate to New Orleans later this year - got a "nightmare" ending to their vacation after the ship was caught in the powerful winter storm that battered the U.S. [Full Article...]

Juror's Racist Comments May Save Death-Row Inmate

Juror's Racist Comments May Save Death-Row Inmate Tharpe argued that attitude affected the Georgia jury's death sentence decision for his convictions of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife and murdering her sister almost three decades ago. "In bending the rules here to show its concern for a black capital inmate, the court must think it is showing concern for racial justice". But the Supreme Court, in an unsigned 6-to-3 opinion , said Tha... [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good

Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good Romney's treatment, which involved surgery at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center, was successful, and he has a good prognosis, the sources said. "He was successfully treated", the source added. The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat now occupied by Republican Sen. [Full Article...]

Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 jails

Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 jails Safley and Thornburgh v. Abbott. The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sent a letter to the Department of Corrections asking why two prisons had banned " The New Jim Crow " by Michelle Alexander , which details how the US justice system disproportionally affects African American men. [Full Article...]

Reshuffle Chaos As Tories Delete Tweet Announcing Wrong Party Chairman

The party had tweeted "Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative Party Chairman" before deleting it. In a break from tradition, May has asked not only new appointees but also Cabinet ministers remaining in post to see her at 10 Downing Street. [Full Article...]

What to expect from North-South Korean talks

He appeared to be strongly indicating that he would join talks with North Korea after the high-level inter-Korean talks, if the conditions are right. "It is good that the resumption of inter-Korean talks could set the tone for an improvement in ties between the two Koreas, and better relations could become a small catalyst for helping resolving the North Korean nuclear issue", he told reporters ... [Full Article...]

U.S. spends record-breaking $306B on disaster relief in 2017

U.S. spends record-breaking $306B on disaster relief in 2017 NOAA says each disaster exceeded $1 billion in damage. "There's no denying that climate change will cost the USA trillions more in the next decade and that we have a financial and national security reason to act". The U.S. averages six of the billion-dollar weather disasters each year, costing a bit more than $40 billion annually. Meanwhile, the average annual temperature for the contiguous Un... [Full Article...]

Macron tries 'horse diplomacy' with Chinese president

Speaking Monday to an audience of businessmen, academics and students in the city of Xian, the eastern departure point of the ancient route, Macron said the Silk Roads "were never only Chinese", adding that "By definition, these roads can only be shared. [Full Article...]

1-year-old girl attacked by family pit bull in MA

A 1-year-old girl was being mauled by the family dog . The father immediately attempted to separate the dog from the child, but was unable. According to Falmouth , Massachusetts police, the child was playing in the kitchen at her family's home on Brick Kiln Road just before 9am on Sunday when her pit bull terrier turned on the toddler, causing major trauma to her face. [Full Article...]

CAT-2017 results for IIMs announced

CAT-2017 results for IIMs announced The CAT determines the eligibility for admission to IIMs and other institutes which accept its scores for admitting students to the postgraduate programmes in management they offer. CAT was conducted in two shifts on November 26, 2017. The number of 100 percentile scorers this year remains to be seen. A total of 1,99,632 candidates had appeared for the exams, which was also the highest in the past... [Full Article...]

No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer

No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer Demanding a fresh probe into Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, he claims that "most newspapers throughout the world" reported that four bullets were fired at Gandhiji and that the "fourth bullet has remained a mystery all along". NDTV quoted Sharan as saying, "The ideology, the assassin and the bullets that pierced Gandhi, and the weapon have been identified". Sharan and his assitants, advocat... [Full Article...]

Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January

Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January In the four audio recordings obtained by the Times , Ashraf al-Kholi reportedly told the hosts that conflict with Israel is not in Egypt's national interest. However, in the recordings released by Mekameleen, el-Kholi can be heard telling one of the hosts that he was calling to lay out "the stance of Egypt's national security apparatus and what it stands to benefit from in this matter of announ... [Full Article...]

Army Chief stresses on indigenous defence technology

Army Chief stresses on indigenous defence technology Chinese road-building team entered one kilometer inside Tuting area in Arunachal Pradesh last week and they were sent back after confrontation with Indian troops. "There is a huge requirement of modernization of our armed forces, in every field". Officials in Delhi maintained only civilians were involved in the road building work in Arunachal, but media reports originated from Itanagar contrad... [Full Article...]

Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump

Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump Twitter has said it will not block world leaders or remove their "controversial tweets " amid calls to remove U.S. president Donald Trump from the platform. Twitter has issued a statement arguing against the ban of world leaders from its platform amid rising calls to punish President Trump for certain tweets. [Full Article...]

Parliament reports 24000 attempts to access pornographic websites since election

Parliament reports 24000 attempts to access pornographic websites since election The internet network in the Houses of Parliament is used by MPs, peers, and staff. The data shows "requests" to access websites, not visits to them. The figures come after Prime Minister Theresa May sacked Damian Green, Minister for the Cabinet Office and one of her closest allies, for giving "inaccurate and misleading" statements over what he knew about claims pornography was found on his offic... [Full Article...]

Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning US House

Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning US House Steyer spent almost $100 million on organizing efforts during the 2016 campaign, where Republicans won the White House and maintained control of the House and Senate. Steyer didn't say whether he was supporting de León in the Senate race. "I don't see those two efforts as being separate", said Steyer of the midterm campaign and the impeachment campaign. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'discussing options' for Mueller interview as part of Russian Federation investigation

Donald Trump 'discussing options' for Mueller interview as part of Russian Federation investigation The discussions were described by one person with direct knowledge as preliminary and ongoing. A meeting with Mr Mueller could pose serious risks for Mr Trump, as it would expose him to questions over some of his most controversial actions as president, including his firing of Mr Comey and his possible obstruction of justice. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow

Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow The first day of the Tamil Nadu Assembly session witnessed drama, as DMK leaders staged a walkout in the middle of Governor Banwarila Purohit's maiden address in the House. Stalin, who led an opposition-boycott of Purohit's address, claimed it was "clear" that the government had the support of only 111 MLAs in a 235-strong House. [Full Article...]

Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections

Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections The commission announced Monday that the presidential election is to be held March 26-28, runoff in April. "I have realized that I would not be the ideal person to run the state affairs during the coming period". The founder of the Egyptian Patriotic Movement party narrowly lost a presidential election to the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi in 2012 before fleeing for the UAE, where ... [Full Article...]

GoFundMe For Tina Johnson Raises $150000 After Fire Destroyed Her Home

GoFundMe For Tina Johnson Raises $150000 After Fire Destroyed Her Home Johnson was 28, while Moore was 44 and married at that time. Despite Johnson's loss, Stanton, who was able to talk to Johnson after starting the GoFundMe campaign , believes the fundraiser acts as a bit of relief. Johnson lost the home where she has lived for the past 10 years with her husband and 15-year-old grandson. "She has insurance, but has been warned that the process will be long and ... [Full Article...]


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