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Lottery bids 2017 adieu with big jackpots Lottery bids 2017 adieu with big jackpots
- December 29, 2017

Powerball's drawing is Saturday night with the jackpot is set at $384 million. And hey, if you lose at least you've got New Year's Eve on Sunday. The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $191.1 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $239.7 million, the Lottery reported. (more...)
Sub-Zero Wind Chills Wednesday Sub-Zero Wind Chills Wednesday
- December 29, 2017

Another surge of cold air will drop wind chills below zero area wide each night from Saturday night through Tuesday morning. It was noted in the advisory that wind chills this cold can cause frostbite in less than 15 minutes. Sunny, with a high near 55. Highs will only top out around 10 with wind chills below zero this afternoon. Breezy with west winds 10-15 miles per hour gusting to 30 miles per hour. (more...)
Ice, cold and light snow could hamper New Year's weekend travel
- December 29, 2017

Chance of precipitation is 40%. Saturday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind: E 10 miles per hour. Today - Increasing clouds, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -13. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Tomorrow: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. The lows Saturday through Monday will be zero or below. (more...)
India Using Afghanistan to Fail CPEC India Using Afghanistan to Fail CPEC
- December 29, 2017

In an alarming development for India , after a meeting of foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Beijing on Tuesday (Dec 26), Chinese foreign minister Wang said China and Pakistan are willing to find out ways to extend China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC ), the $57 billion project, to Afghanistan. (more...)
Big rig carrying large load of avocados catches fire Big rig carrying large load of avocados catches fire
- December 29, 2017

The highway lane was shut down for more than three hours, local media reported, as crews worked to put out the fire and clear the unseasoned guacamole from the roadway. While the Texas Department of Public Safety could not confirm the cause of the incident, WFAA reports on indications that suggest it was a mechanical issue that caused the fire. (more...)
Turkey, Russia signs loan agreement for S-400 missile system purchase Turkey, Russia signs loan agreement for S-400 missile system purchase
- December 29, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in September that Turkey had signed a deal to buy Russia's most advanced air defense system, drawing concerns from some of Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. We will not borrow in dollars, we will borrow in rubles. The finance ministries of Turkey and Russian Federation have concluded negotiations for the granting of an export credit to Ankara, Chemezov told the Kommersant newspaper. (more...)
Police Identify Victims in Savage Quadruple Murder in NY Police Identify Victims in Savage Quadruple Murder in NY
- December 29, 2017

Police are investigating their deaths as a homicide. Troy police on Thursday identified the victims as 36-year-old Shanta Myers; her children, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers and 5-year-old Shanise Myers; and Myers' lover, 22-year-old Brandi Mells . (more...)
With Pot Soon Legal, CHP Warns: Drive High, Get A DUI With Pot Soon Legal, CHP Warns: Drive High, Get A DUI
- December 29, 2017

A highway sign along the 280 Freeway in San Jose warns drivers against driving under the influence of marijuana on December 27, 2017. Dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted his body Tuesday in a procession from the Alameda County Coroner's Office along Interstate 580 back to Tracy. (more...)
Romanians arrested for hacking 100+ surveillance cameras in DC Romanians arrested for hacking 100+ surveillance cameras in DC
- December 29, 2017

According to the USA statement, Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25 is now in custody in Romania, whereas and Eveline Cismaru, 28, is now under house arrest pending further legal proceedings. On Jan. 12, 2017, the Secret Service learned that certain police computers - and the cameras they were connected to - had been compromised. The U.S. (more...)
Himachal: Complete list of portfolios allotted by CM Jairam Thakur Himachal: Complete list of portfolios allotted by CM Jairam Thakur
- December 29, 2017

List of ministers with their allotted portfolios . Sarveen Chaudhary , the lone woman minister in the Cabinet, was allocated Urban Development, Town and Country Planning and Housing departments. Vikram Singh: He has been given the charge of Industries, Labour and Employment, Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Trainings. Rajiv Saizal, a doctor by profession, was assigned Social Justice and Empowerment, and Cooperation portfolios. (more...)
Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget
- December 29, 2017

Mission to the United Nations said that the U.N.'s budget for 2018 to 2019 would be slashed by more than $285 million as compared to its 2016 to 2017 budget. " We do this because it represents who we are". While President Barack Obama elevated the UN over his own country - bringing the Iran deal to the UN Security Council before Congress, for example - Trump has fought for American sovereignty. (more...)
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/29/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/29/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- December 29, 2017

He had 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the Bulls' narrow defeat to the Pacers in their first meeting this season and will be instrumental in their success for their upcoming matchup. But that doesn't mean the Bulls should start him over Lauri Markkanen. Kanter, whose mouth was bleeding at the end of the game after he took a shot from former Knick Robin Lopez, said he feels comfortable shooting three-pointers. (more...)
Sophie Smith: Police admit hopes of finding missing student alive are 'diminishing' Sophie Smith: Police admit hopes of finding missing student alive are 'diminishing'
- December 29, 2017

Police inspector Will Drummond, of Norfolk Police, said: "What we have got is we have got an image, we believe to be an image of her, running from the home address and towards the beach in Avondale Road". Sophie's father Martin Knowles has released a video appeal in which he urges her to "come home". We are still praying and hoping that Sophie will walk through her mum's door and just come home so we can put our arms around her and tell her how much we love her. (more...)
N.Korean Defectors Exposed to Radiation N.Korean Defectors Exposed to Radiation
- December 29, 2017

South Korean soldiers found Oh in a heap under a pile of leaves near the Joint Security Area, a shared part of the DMZ where officials can meet for discussions. However, all of them arrived in the South before the North's most recent nuclear tests, including the September blast. He added: "China's hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war". (more...)
Road safety warning during heavy snow today
- December 29, 2017

Friday will bring foggy and frosty conditions with scattered rain and hail storms with more widespread rain expected by late afternoon. A status yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country came into effect at 9pm last night and will remain valid until 9pm tonight after Met Eireann previously issued a snow-ice warning for 20 counties only , which was due to come into effect at 6am on Thursday. (more...)
LeBron James fires at officials after Kevin Durant foul debacle LeBron James fires at officials after Kevin Durant foul debacle
- December 29, 2017

Durant has also accepted the fact that nearly anyone can be traded as part of what makes National Basketball Association fair is the player trade practice which is apparently good for business. With 27.0 seconds remaining in the game, Durant made forearm contact with James that affected his drive to the basket. LeBron knows what it takes to be a great defender and he was very close to being named Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. (more...)
Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster
- December 29, 2017

Foreign and local journalists jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament were released Friday after spending two months in prison, in a case that spiked alarm over an increasingly risky climate for reporters in the country. TRT World's Asia correspondent Shamim Chowdhury discusses the arrest and release. Later, Aung Naing Soe told Reuters by phone that the release was a surprise. (more...)
Salah inches closer to summer Real Madrid move Salah inches closer to summer Real Madrid move
- December 29, 2017

The 25-year-old took the Premier League by storm after joining the Reds from Serie A side Roma last summer, scoring 15 goals in 20 appearances so far. He said: "I am always saying that I want to win titles here". I like the way I scored this goal [against Arsenal] - the speed, on the counter-attack - and the result was good for us. (more...)
Who said what as Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship Who said what as Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship
- December 29, 2017

Since two other men, Vladimir Fedoseev and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russian Federation have also scored 10.5 points. However, Nepomniachtchi had a poor progressive score in the tournament, leaving Anand and Fedoseev to fight it out in the playoff, which the Indian GM eventually clinched 2-0. (more...)
Man running from police drives off OR pier into river Man running from police drives off OR pier into river
- December 29, 2017

Erofeeff was treated for hypothermia and taken to jail. If you're ever chased by police, you might want to avoid the strategy used by a suspect in Oregon. "He just started driving on that pier as fast as he could", Moreland told the newspaper. Police in Astoria got a call yesterday about a guy trespassing on some boats. (more...)

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