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When a North Korean missile accidentally hit a North Korean city When a North Korean missile accidentally hit a North Korean city
- January 05, 2018

As The Diplomat notes, this particular missile launch didn't get much attention in the USA press at the time because all we really knew about it was the fact that it failed. The potential for similar accidents occurring over Pyongyang, the country's capital, or other populated regions remains high, especially with untested systems. (more...)
What Is a 'Bomb Cyclone,' or Bombogenesis? What Is a 'Bomb Cyclone,' or Bombogenesis?
- January 05, 2018

After a week of bone-chilling temperatures across much of the United States , a massive winter storm pounded the Eastern Seaboard today from ME all the way down through Florida. A 3-foot (0.9-metre) tidal surge flooded the area around Boston's historic Long Wharf with icy seawater. The name sounds exotic and unsafe, and therefore is a convenient way to feed the storm-hype machine. (more...)
States That Have Legalized Marijuana: Jeff Sessions Can Go to Hell
- January 05, 2018

Marijuana industry executives nationwide are scrambling to understand how Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind Obama-era protections for the legalized cannabis industry will affect their companies and employees. "I was with the federal government the last time there was a push to prosecute federal marijuana laws and it quite frankly fell flat", Kirby said, who noted that federal juries have a hard time convicting exclusively on marijuana violations. (more...)
USA suspending security assistance to Pakistan USA suspending security assistance to Pakistan
- January 05, 2018

There were several indications that the suspension of aid to Pakistan was in the works. A lot of this would fall under some of the private diplomatic conversations that the USA government is having with Pakistan, so a lot of that stuff I'm not going to be able to share because that would give away information to people we don't want to have that information. (more...)
Georgia fans crashed StubHub looking for title tickets after Oklahoma game Georgia fans crashed StubHub looking for title tickets after Oklahoma game
- January 03, 2018

TicketIQ predicts that prices and interest are up in part because the two schools are so close to Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with Bulldogs fans having to travel just 72 miles across the state, and Crimson Tide fans traveling about 200. (more...)
Crews battle house fire in the cold for hours in McKeesport Crews battle house fire in the cold for hours in McKeesport
- January 03, 2018

Fire officials requested the Red Cross to report to the scene, presumably to help relocate occupants of damaged homes. Police said there were no injuries. Three people were home at the time - one was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation. Crews were still monitoring the scene at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. (more...)
Crash shuts down stretch of Thruway near Transit Crash shuts down stretch of Thruway near Transit
- January 03, 2018

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said motorists were trapped in their vehicles. As of 4:15 p.m., all lanes were blocked around I-90 eastbound at Exit 50, state police said. New York State Police told WIVB that there were injuries, but specific details on them were not released. Poloncarz issued a travel advisory for the area due to whiteout conditions. (more...)
Gov. Scott Focusing On Puerto Ricans Displaced By Hurricane Maria Gov. Scott Focusing On Puerto Ricans Displaced By Hurricane Maria
- January 03, 2018

They will be accompanied for support by a mechanic, an engineer and a logistics expert. Ahead of crews' arrival in early January, APS is transporting vehicles and equipment via barges from the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Now Puerto Rico is bracing for another blow: a housing meltdown that could far surpass the worst of the foreclosure crisis that devastated Phoenix, Las Vegas, Southern California and South Florida in the past decade. (more...)
At least 25 dead in Peru as bus plunges over cliff At least 25 dead in Peru as bus plunges over cliff
- January 03, 2018

The bus was carrying some 50 passengers when it collided into an oncoming trailer truck around midday and skidded off the road about 48 kilometers north of Lima , in a location known as Pasamayo . At least 36 people have been killed after a bus plunged off a 330ft cliff at a corner known as "Devil's Curve". Miguel Sidia, a transportation expert in Peru, said that while road conditions in the Andean nation have improved in recent years, lack of driver education and little enforcement of ... (more...)
Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran
- January 03, 2018

In the central city of Najafabad, a demonstrator opened fire on police with a hunting rifle, killing one and wounding three others, state television said. US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized Tehran over 4 days of demonstrations, said it was "time for a change" and that Iran's people were "hungry" for freedom. (more...)
Assessment values rise in Kootenays Assessment values rise in Kootenays
- January 03, 2018

A total of nearly $460 million of the region's updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and rezoning of properties. BC Assessment highlighted homes in North Langley ($896,000, up six per cent) East Langley ($625,000, up 11 per cent) and South Langley ($970,000, up 10 per cent). (more...)
"Swatting" Suspect In Wichita Shooting May Have Done Same Prank To KABC
- January 03, 2018

Authorities haven't released the name of the man who was killed Thursday, but relatives have identified him as 28-year-old Andrew Finch. Officers responded to the residence, and when a man opened the front door police told him to put his hands up and move slowly. (more...)
Haley: 'Iranian people are now finding their voice' Haley: 'Iranian people are now finding their voice'
- January 03, 2018

In a New Year's Day address Kim Jong-un said the USA could not start a war against his country because he has a nuclear weapons button on his desk and claimed the whole of America is in the range of his missiles . Should the talks be held on January 9, it would be the first such dialogue since a vice-ministerial meeting in December 2015. And he warned he had a nuclear button on his desk capable of launching missiles at the US. (more...)
North Korea offered talks as UNSC adopts new sanctions — Global Geopolitical Series North Korea offered talks as UNSC adopts new sanctions — Global Geopolitical Series
- January 03, 2018

The Trump presidency has been "incredibly disruptive, certainly unpredictable in many many ways", the retired admiral said on "This Week". "The money didn't go to benefit the people, it went to benefit the Ayatollah and his henchmen". Graham said. "The only way he'll change his behavior [is] if he believes Donald Trump would use military force to destroy his regime". Another challenge - dealing North Korea's warning that its nuclear force is now a reality, not just a threat. (more...)
Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan political slugfest in the offing? Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan political slugfest in the offing?
- January 02, 2018

Top actor Rajinikanth, who is set to launch a political outfit ahead of next assembly polls in Tamil Nadu , on Tuesday declined to specify when he would announce the name and symbol of his proposed party. He felt that Rajinikanth was apparently trying to capitalise on the current crisis in the AIADMK and hence might have taken the decision to plunge into politics. (more...)
Austin couple accused of having oral sex at restaurant Austin couple accused of having oral sex at restaurant
- January 02, 2018

Police addressed witnesses who said they saw the two engagin in oral sex for around five minutes at their booth, as per the oath. After speaking to multiple witnesses regarding the alleged oral sex-and obtaining surveillance footage to confirm those witness statements-police arrested both the man and the woman. (more...)
Macron minister vows crackdown after police attacks and 'ritual' auto torching Macron minister vows crackdown after police attacks and 'ritual' auto torching
- January 02, 2018

At one stage, her colleague appears so badly beaten up that he takes his gun out his holster, but does not let off a shot. The video has upset many across France , including country's leader, President Emmanuel Macron , who via Twitter pledged to bring the culprits to justice. (more...)
2 dead, 7 in serious condition after choking on 'mochi' cakes 2 dead, 7 in serious condition after choking on 'mochi' cakes
- January 02, 2018

According to the Tokyo Fire Department , 15 people were taken to hospitals on January 1 after encountering problems swallowing the glutinous pieces of pounded rice. The mochi cakes are typically prepared to celebrate the New Year's holiday. People are also advised to consume the sweet treats slowly, but they have caused multiple choking deaths over the years. (more...)
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement
- January 02, 2018

The Senate Finance Committee chairman released a video statement on Twitter where he reflected on his extensive career in national politics. "After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I've chose to retire at the end of this term", Hatch, 83, said in a video posted on Twitter. (more...)
Defence ministry clears procurement of weapons for Navy, IAF Defence ministry clears procurement of weapons for Navy, IAF
- January 02, 2018

The defense ministry on Tuesday gave the final go-ahead for the deal that has been long negotiated. The nod to the Missile Defence System from Israel came ahead of a proposed visit to India by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of this month. (more...)

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