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Snow blankets US Midwest as it braces for extreme cold

Snow blankets US Midwest as it braces for extreme cold All Georgia state offices will be closed Tuesday , Gov. Brian Kemp said . Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging motorists to stay off the roads. Chicago looks a few degrees above its record. Governor J.B. Pritzker said wind chill could drive temperatures to -55 degrees Fahrenheit in northern IL on Tuesday evening, capable of causing frostbite in a matter of minutes. [Full Article...]

Woman stuck in Manhattan elevator for 3 days rescued

Woman stuck in Manhattan elevator for 3 days rescued Authorities say no one else was home while she was working in the private townhouse, owned by Warren Stephens , 61, and his wife Harriet. The owners had gone away for the weekend, and called 911 when they returned home. The Stephens family is relieved and thankful that she is doing well in the hospital. The cause of the elevator mishap is under investigation. According to the city Departmen... [Full Article...]

Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends

Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends Trump has since pledged an "alternate" event in response to Pelosi's stance. The fight over the State of the Union - which led Trump to deny Pelosi use of a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan - so irritated McConnell that it prompted the majority leader to intervene in the shutdown standoff, which he previously said was up to the president and Democratic leaders to solve. [Full Article...]

Mueller probe 'close to being completed': acting USA attorney general

Mueller probe 'close to being completed': acting USA attorney general The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Barr's nomination along with multiple judicial nominations on Tuesday, but the panel is expected to hold over its vote on Barr for one week, until February 5. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. He said that though there is likely to be classified information in the final Mueller report that can not be publicly dis... [Full Article...]

Duke Professor Steps Down After Telling Chinese Students To Speak English

Duke Professor Steps Down After Telling Chinese Students To Speak English Neely remains as an assistant professor at the university, but was asked to step down as the director of graduate studies for the biostatistics master's program "effective immediately". "We are demoralized even more that a Duke graduate program director explicitly condones and even encourages such discriminatory practices by our faculty members". [Full Article...]

Shutdown projected to cost US economy $3 billion, government report says

Shutdown projected to cost US economy $3 billion, government report says The record-setting government shutdown that paralyzed key institutions for weeks came with a hefty price tag , according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Monday. By year's end, CBO says, GDP would be just 0.02 smaller because of the shutdown, which shuttered many domestic agencies. It also forecast customs duties will rise from 0.2 percent of GDP in 2018 to 0.3 percent ... [Full Article...]

USA envoy confirms 'draft framework' with Taliban

USA envoy confirms 'draft framework' with Taliban The "framework deal", which was achieved after six days of productive peace talks , could lead to a full pull-out of American troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan Government, Mr Khalilzad said, according to The Times . [Full Article...]

2 men involved in Mass. Pike road rage incident appear in court

2 men involved in Mass. Pike road rage incident appear in court Richard Kamrowski got out of his Ford pickup to swap details with Mark Fitzgerald after a sideswipe smash on Interstate 90 near Boston on Friday. One of the drivers, 65-year-old Richard Kamrowski of Framingham, ended up on the hood of the Infiniti SUV driven by 37-year-old Mark Fitzgerald of Lynn. [Full Article...]

Taliban talks: USA envoy

Taliban talks: USA envoy His release, according to security experts, was part of high-level negotiations led by Khalilzad with the Taliban. In his official Twitter account, Khalilzad wrote that he wanted to build on six days of meetings in Doha. They expect their side to be led by new political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar , the movement's co-founder and a former military commander who was released from prison in... [Full Article...]

One Potential Independent Presidential Candidate Has Dems FREAKED OUT

One Potential Independent Presidential Candidate Has Dems FREAKED OUT Howard Wolfson, an adviser to billionaire Michael Bloomberg - who is also considering running for president - also said that a high-profile independent candidate could help Trump. "I would suggest to Mr. Schultz to truly think about the negative impact that that might make", Castro said. He invited Americans to bring their ideas to him because he is "an independent person ... [Full Article...]

Overnight Storm Expected To Bring Several Inches Of Heavy Snow

Overnight Storm Expected To Bring Several Inches Of Heavy Snow Lows of minus 15 to minus 20 degrees and highs of minus 5 to minus 10 are forecast Wednesday for Fort Wayne. Highs may reach only the single digits and teens from St. The risk for water pipes to freeze and dead vehicle batteries will be renewed, and parents can anticipate school delays or cancellations due to the brutal cold. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson tells UK's May: Ditch the Irish backstop and get support

Boris Johnson tells UK's May: Ditch the Irish backstop and get support Health secretary Matt Hancock dismissed his claim as a "negotiating position" and warned that Britain could be driven to a no-deal Brexit unless MPs back the prime minister. But EU leaders insist they will not change the legally binding Brexit withdrawal agreement. His views were echoed by Ireland's Europe minister Helen McEntee, who also rejected the idea of putting a time limit on the backst... [Full Article...]

Survivors Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day On 74th Anniversary Of Auschwitz Liberation

Survivors Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day On 74th Anniversary Of Auschwitz Liberation Survivors gave testimonies and Poland's chief rabbi read out the names of all the concentration camps, where numerous 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust were killed. A new study released in recent days by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Azrieli Foundation found that 52 percent of millennials in Canada can not name even one concentration camp or ghetto and 6... [Full Article...]

Winter storm moves in by mid-afternoon, bringing snow and ice

Winter storm moves in by mid-afternoon, bringing snow and ice The latest model data still has most of the region seeing snow, but has pulled the heaviest bands a little further east. Heavy snow should diminish this morning, but hazardous travel and outdoor conditions should continue with periods of first freezing drizzle and then snow showers along with blowing snow and minor accumulations (mainly north of Interstate-80), as colder air follows into the are... [Full Article...]

Horror in the bathroom: Python crawls out of toilet and bites

Horror in the bathroom: Python crawls out of toilet and bites When she looked behind her, she was horrified to find a 5ft python curled up at the bottom of the bowl. "Unfortunately, the snake's preferred exit point was blocked after being spooked by Helen sitting down, and it lashed out in fear", Zeleny told the BBC . [Full Article...]

Weather Authority Alert: Heavy snow, gusty winds Sunday night into Monday

Weather Authority Alert: Heavy snow, gusty winds Sunday night into Monday Wind chills to -30 degrees will be possible by early Wednesday morning. Travel late Sunday into Monday will be treacherous and is highly discouraged. The Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay issued a statement that buses will be cancelled for the day if wind chill is - 40C or below at 6 a.m. [Full Article...]

Low wind chills expected Friday | Weather

Low wind chills expected Friday | Weather Blizzard conditions are possible and forecasted snow accumulations are between 3 and 7 inches. Wind chills as low as 14 below zero are expected. At that level, frostbite can occur in 20 minutes. Again. We'll see temperatures, actual air readings, near -15. One to four inches of snow was expected but would likely drift in some areas due to the strong winds. [Full Article...]

United States government shutdown ends for now

United States government shutdown ends for now The president and Congress now have until February 15 to reach an agreement. Federal workers were asked to go back to work after US President Donald Trump signed a bill that temporarily reopened the federal government for three weeks. [Full Article...]

'Red scarves' march in Paris to protest against 'yellow vest' violence

'Red scarves' march in Paris to protest against 'yellow vest' violence He will be handicapped for life. Small groups of protesters at Bastille formed makeshift barriers, lit fires and threw projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon, television footage showed. Despite a range of concessions by President Macron including scrapping green taxes of diesel and petrol, the Vests continue to call for him to step down. [Full Article...]

Give first round to Pelosi over Trump in shutdown skirmish

Give first round to Pelosi over Trump in shutdown skirmish The deal to reopen the government is little different from Democratic proposals the White House has rejected for weeks. Trump says more border walls are needed to stop what he says are crisis levels of criminals and illegal immigration. [Full Article...]


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