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Man Set Up Booby Trap to Electrocute Pregnant Wife, Deputies Say

Man Set Up Booby Trap to Electrocute Pregnant Wife, Deputies Say Once on scene, deputies observed that the front door appeared to be barricaded and there were burn marks near the door handle. After kicking the door and witnessing a spark, they discovered that it was set up with electrical equipment in an attempt to cause serious injury or even death to anyone who tried to open it, the sheriff's office statement said. [Full Article...]

Snow warning as coldest night of the year expected

Snow warning as coldest night of the year expected Heavy snow is also predicted to fall on Friday, with the Met Office issuing an amber warning in anticipation of the white stuff covering the east Midlands, North West and Yorkshire. Met √Čireann has issued a Yellow Alert with up to 3cm of snow expected to fall between 7am today and 6am tomorrow, especially on high ground. Forecaster Evelyn Cusack says extra care is needed as cold conditions mean ... [Full Article...]

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North' US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to reporters as he boards Air Force One for travel to Palm Beach from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US December 22, 2017. "The situation you have mentioned absolutely does not exist", Ren said at a regular media briefing, without elaborating. Trump's key to North Korea, however, has always been China and his personal relationship with Xi. [Full Article...]

Shooting at Long Beach, Calif., office leaves two dead

Shooting at Long Beach, Calif., office leaves two dead Police said they were conducting a murder investigation and that the shooter is believed to be dead. The gunman's condition is unknown at this time. The gunfire was reported in the 300 block of East San Antonio Drive around 2:25 p.m., said Sgt. [Full Article...]

Police Kill Man in Apparent 'Swatting' Prank

Police Kill Man in Apparent 'Swatting' Prank She declined to disclose other details. Authorities are investigating whether the shooting on Thursday stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend upon Finch's home. She said the family then was forced outside barefoot in freezing cold and that her granddaughter was forced to step over her dying uncle. Brian Krebs had a brief conversation with the person who claim... [Full Article...]

Feeling Lucky? Mega Millions, Powerball top $300M

Feeling Lucky? Mega Millions, Powerball top $300M Customers are flocking to one Seekonk gas station, hoping they will have the next winning ticket. For office pools, if you can't get a "formal agreement in writing", make sure to document who put in money and how much they paid by taking a picture or a video with your phone and having everyone agree "on camera" to share equally the jackpot, if won. [Full Article...]

South Korea seizes ship suspected of sending oil to North Korea

South Korea seizes ship suspected of sending oil to North Korea UN member countries are banned from making ship-to-ship transfers of prohibited goods for North Korea , according to the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2375 adopted in September. Crew members from the vessel, Lighthouse Winmore , are being questioned about allegedly transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum products in worldwide waters after leaving the South Korean port of Yeosu. [Full Article...]

Any Indian design to hamper CPEC will be foiled: Pakistan Minister

Any Indian design to hamper CPEC will be foiled: Pakistan Minister In his speech the interior minister told that the country will continue fighting the war against terror. Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has alleged that "conspiracies" are being hatched by India against the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and they would be foiled, a media report said. [Full Article...]

A Kansas man is dead after an alleged swatting incident

A Kansas man is dead after an alleged swatting incident The Wichita Eagle details a disturbing news story of an officer who shot a man because of a fake homicide and hostage situation that was reported to Wichita authorities. Livingston didn't say what caused the officer to shoot or whether the man was armed. "A male came to the front door, as he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon", Livingston said. [Full Article...]

Israeli Soldiers Fire Six Shells Into Gaza

Israeli Soldiers Fire Six Shells Into Gaza Reports did not speak of any immediate injuries in the strikes, the first in over ten days. Israeli tanks and jets launched attacks against the Gaza Strip on Friday in retaliation to Palestinian rocket fire against southern Israel. Clashes also erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians marked another " day of rage " following US President Donald Trump's controversial December 6 recognition of Jer... [Full Article...]

Times Square NYE ball getting ready for the big drop

Times Square NYE ball getting ready for the big drop In addition to its usual army of snipers, bag-inspecting officers and metal detectors, the department this year is relying on help from a growing corps of "vapor wake" dogs, which are trained to sniff out trace amounts of explosive particles that trail behind someone carrying a bomb. [Full Article...]

Victims identified in 'savage' murder in upstate NY

Victims identified in 'savage' murder in upstate NY Isaiah, who wasn't at home at the time of the murders, is now scared that the suspects are 'coming for me next, 'he told the Times Union . "She is so sweet", her sister, Shakera Symes, told NBC News . Victory Christian Church of Albany offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Little information has been made about the details of the murder, but Police Chief John Te... [Full Article...]

Tillerson, Russian foreign minister emphasize agreement on North Korea in call

Tillerson, Russian foreign minister emphasize agreement on North Korea in call North Korea had threatened to punish all those countries who supported the bid for sanctions which was imposed following Pyongyang's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. Nauert's comments come one day after Reuters reported Lavrov ripped Tillerson for his "aggressive" remarks on North Korea during the call. Tensions have continued to rise between North Korea and the U.S., as Pyongya... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair for apologizing for video teasing Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair for apologizing for video teasing Hillary Clinton Either way, Wintour has in fact not personally apologized or begged for forgiveness. 'It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark, ' a representative for Vanity Fair said, according to Entertainment Weekly. A hashtag, #CancelVanityFair, spread on Twitter . - democracy diva (@democracydiva) December 28, 2017 I hope Anna Wintour responds to Trump . [Full Article...]

Oath in the name of dog, oops, God

Oath in the name of dog, oops, God The two ministers will be allocated portfolios after the swearing-in ceremony. It was the second expansion of the council of ministers since Mehbooba Mufti formed the government with the BJP in April 2016. Tassaduq previously served as the head of Mehbooba Mufti's grievance cell. Congress state president GA Mir questioned BJP's silence over Mufti's induction saying "It is easy to deliver sermons... [Full Article...]

Thousands protest in Iran in anti-government demonstrations

Images sent to CHRI and postings on social media show people in other cities in Khorasan Razavi Province, including Neishabour and Kashmar, shouting slogans including, "death to high prices", "death to the dictator", and "Death to Rouhani". [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Congress MLA Asha Kumari Who Slapped Lady Cop

Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Congress MLA Asha Kumari Who Slapped Lady Cop Kumari then slapped the woman constable, who hit her back. News organisations have not yet identified the constable who slapped the MLA back. In a matter of seconds, Kumari was left bewildered when the said lady constable retaliated, slapping the veteran Congress legislator in return. [Full Article...]

BJP Moves Privilege Motion Against Rahul Gandhi For 'Mr Jaitlie' Tweet

BJP Moves Privilege Motion Against Rahul Gandhi For 'Mr Jaitlie' Tweet He got feedback from the candidates and asked the party leaders to "tightened their belts" for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, party officials said. "Today it is distressing to see that this document (Constitution), the foundation of our country given to us by the Congress Party given to us by Mr Ambedkar is under attack directly; Statements are being made by the senior members of BJP and it is under atta... [Full Article...]

U.S. stock indexes edge lower on final trading day of 2017

The gain in 2017 put the large-cap indexes on track for their best performances since 2013, while the small-cap Russell 2000 was unlikely to top its gains from the prior year. Brent crude, which is used to price worldwide oils, gained 28 cents to $66.72 per barrel in London. Chesapeake Energy added 17 cents, or 4.4 percent, to $4.05, while Range Resources gained 66 cents, or 3.9 percent, to $1... [Full Article...]

Man drives truck off Astoria pier while eluding police

Man drives truck off Astoria pier while eluding police Moreland told Storyful residents alerted police to a man, later identified as Timofey Erofeeff, 27, that was trespassing on boats docked at North Tongue Point. In a court filing, the arresting officer from the Astoria Police Department estimated that Erofeeff was driving 45 miles per hour when the pickup launched off the pier. [Full Article...]


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