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Up to a foot more snow coming for Hawaii mountaintops
- December 07, 2016

Yes, Virginia, not only is there a Santa Claus, but it's also snowing in Hawaii. Meanwhile, there was heavy rain in other parts of the state, with a flash flood warning in effect for Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. but can you find it? Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, the temperature at Mauna Kea's summit was about 29 degrees. Tourists and residents alike took to social media to express their shock after telescopes measured up to 90cm of snow in certain areas. (more...)
Troubles Ahead For Iran Nuclear Deal
- December 06, 2016

U.S. Senator Gary Peters spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of renewing the Iran Sanctions Act to extend the existing sanctions framework for 10 years. "The JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] specifically provides for the snap-back of sanctions in the event Iran violates the provisions of the agreement", said Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin. (more...)
Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13 Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13
- December 05, 2016

This time , in sharp contrast to seven previous victories by between one and seven points, Detroit cruised. They're in command, with an 8-4 record . Keep an eye on the Saints' secondary in this game. That forced a punt, with the line of scrimmage the Saints' 35. According to OddsShark.com , the Saints will be laying 5.5 points at home to the visiting Lions . (more...)
Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest
- December 05, 2016

Darcy said that the consideration of alternative routes would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis. Protesters say it's the police who have escalated tension by using water cannons and sponge bullets to disperse of what they say are un-armed " Water Protectors " who are exercising their right to legally protest. (more...)
India summons Pak Dy High Commissioner over repeated ceasefire violations
- December 04, 2016

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan will not tolerate "deliberate targeting" of innocent civilians particularly children and women, ambulances and civilian transport. He says in an official statement, "not anxious about India, we are ready", while speaking at the 9 International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS). (more...)
Mom and daughters died in Gatlinburg fire, Reed family says
- December 04, 2016

Family members say their bodies were found with their mother in a cabin miles from their home as they tried to escape. In a press conference Saturday, officials confirmed the body of Michael Reed's missing wife, Constance, had been found. (more...)
Sarah Palin blasts Donald Trump's deal with Carrier as 'crony capitalism'
- December 04, 2016

Sarah Palin , who was an early supporter of Donald Trump and is now reportedly being considered to serve in his Cabinet , doesn't seem to be a big fan of the deal that pushed an Indiana-based air conditioner company to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis rather than moving them to Mexico. (more...)
Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts
- December 03, 2016

As of right now, the recount in MI will take place, starting as early as Tuesday and all of the votes will be counted by hand. They requested a temporary restraining order in U.S. Two Republicans voted Friday to prevent the recount , while two Democrats said it should proceed. In Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schuette said Friday that he had filed a suit asking the state Supreme Court to stop the recount . (more...)
Jake Browning named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Jake Browning named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year
- December 02, 2016

Browning will get his moment to shine in what should shape up as the Pac-12 Championship Game's first competitive contest since 2012, and the South's woes in the title round will continue. EST, Fox ). The sophomore quarterback gashed the Cougars for 292 passing yards and three touchdowns on 21 of 29 passing. LEO JACKSON III (Foothill College, Decatur, Georgia): After recording 6 1/2 sacks and 12 quarterback pressures in his lone season at Foothill, the 6-3, 275-pounder started 10 games ... (more...)
Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay
- December 01, 2016

After meeting with Trump, a Republican, in his Fifth Avenue tower, Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of NY, spoke with reporters. A spokeswoman for Mr. "There are no allegations of wrongdoing by the governor anywhere in this complaint". Bharara said he has already spoken to U.S. Sen. When the federal prosecutor arrived at Trump Tower this afternoon, reporters shouted at him but he simply greeted them and ignored their questions. (more...)
Kiwi kids pen thousands of Santa letters Kiwi kids pen thousands of Santa letters
- December 01, 2016

Letters can be placed in the special Santa Mail Boxes at Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Karuah and Bulahdelah Post Offices. Canada Post has kicked off its annual Santa-Letter writing program and has already received tens of thousands of letters from all over the world that have made it to Santa's North Pole Post Office. (more...)
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2000 workers Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2000 workers
- December 01, 2016

On Monday, though, Rawlinson was in Casa Grande, Ariz., announcing that Lucid will build its cars in the Grand Canyon State. Faraday received a generous package of incentives from the state of Nevada to locate its factory there, but Lucid so far hasn't discussed any incentives offered by Arizona. (more...)
Hunters kill 196000 deer during Wisconsin gun season Hunters kill 196000 deer during Wisconsin gun season
- December 01, 2016

The northern forest zone was the only region where hunters killed more deer in total than last, taking 32,400 deer compared with 25,444. That's 3,477 fewer deer killed on the first day of the season than last year's 22,253. Some deer hunters, too, may be opting to buy a crossbow license instead of a gun license. Deer-muzzleloader season is Saturday, Jan. 7, through Tuesday, Jan. (more...)
German minister praises French candidate Fillon's economics German minister praises French candidate Fillon's economics
- November 30, 2016

Should no candidate win an outright majority, a runoff between the top two will be held on May 17. The former prime minister captured 68 percent of the vote Sunday to defeat Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe, who had 33.5 percent. "Victory is mine. It is a substantive victory built on belief", Fillon said to supporters after his win. Marginalised voters, it argues, are "being driven into the arms of the National Front by unemployment and uncontrolled immigration". (more...)
Trump to fill more vacancies; recount distraction looms Trump to fill more vacancies; recount distraction looms
- November 29, 2016

This came on top of his saying it was a "scam" that Green Party nominee Jill Stein was revisiting the vote count in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. "Certainly, there were some complaints about too long lines, not enough machines, is there voter intimidation, things like that that are more operational", Denton said in an interview Monday. (more...)
3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner 3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner
- November 29, 2016

Marilyn Underwood, environmental health director for Contra Costa County's health department, said Monday that all eight patients came to the dinner from the same residential facility. "I was sick. I thought about going to the hospital, but I hate hospitals". Now, health officials in the area are trying to figure out what caused the patients to fall ill. (more...)
Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists
- November 28, 2016

In one of his most direct repudiations of the once-fringe movement's proximity to his bid for the presidency, Trump finally said Tuesday that "it's not a group I want to energize", during an on-the-record sit-down with the New York Times . (more...)
Texas A&M beats Virginia Tech in Wooden Legacy semifinal Texas A&M beats Virginia Tech in Wooden Legacy semifinal
- November 28, 2016

Virginia Tech (5-1), expected by many to be an NCAA Tournament team this season, got 19 points and nine rebounds from Zach LeDay and 12 points from Ahmed Hill. We were fighting for the position and all he does is want this team to be successful. We dive into the match-up and give tangible reasons why the Hokies should come out on top on Saturday. (more...)
Ridgefield Christmas Tree Farm Offers Exceptional Service, Sense of Camaraderie
- November 28, 2016

Numerous families in search of the flawless Christmas tree carried saws down the gravel lane to choose among the few remaining trees grown for this holiday season. The farm sells all of its trees for $29. "I don't know many guys that would get up at 6 a.m.to unload hundreds of trees from an 18-wheeler the morning after Thanksgiving". (more...)
Trump Disavows Alt-Right Group: 'I Condemn Them' Trump Disavows Alt-Right Group: 'I Condemn Them'
- November 27, 2016

Despite his disavowal of his extremist supporters, Mr Trump defended Steve Bannon, whom he appointed White House chief strategist, in the face of allegations of anti-Semitism. Bannon has said he rejects the racist and anti-Semitic elements of the alt-right and described himself as an "economic nationalist". While members of the movement are getting more attention than ever, the head of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism said Tuesday that there is not much new in its ... (more...)
Small Businesses Benefit From Black Friday And Small Business Saturday
- November 26, 2016

Last year, Small Business Saturday generated about $16 billion in sales nationwide. It takes place Saturday, so the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been hard at work the past few weeks putting out notices both in the community and on social media. (more...)
Spurs stop Celtics win streak, 109-103 Spurs stop Celtics win streak, 109-103
- November 26, 2016

Patty Mils and fellow reserves Davis Bertans and David Lee all scored in double figures as the bench combined for 56 points. The Boston Celtics threw just about everything they have at the San Antonio Spurs through 36 minutes Friday, and it very almost was enough. (more...)
No city trash pickup on holiday No city trash pickup on holiday
- November 24, 2016

City Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed Thursday. Opelika City Hall and its city facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no change for Monday customers. Tuesday and Wednesday collection will be the same. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 28. Residential collections will begin at 6 a.m. (more...)
Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many
- November 24, 2016

Judge Mazzant agreed, saying that the department has leeway to define which employees are eligible for overtime pay based on the duties they perform, but not the salary level. The lead plaintiff seeking to block the change was Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a frequent critic of what he calls overreach by President Obama's administration. (more...)
Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students
- November 24, 2016

If the school focuses on such disciplinary measures to curb or address misbehavior, then the school is using physical force as an acceptable way of solving problems. But many school districts across the state have already abandoned the practice as such discipline fell out of favor with parents. In many states, acts of corporal punishment that are considered kosher in schools would be considered criminal assault or battery if done to another adult. (more...)
Maui Monday: Koenig leads way, Badgers top Tennessee Maui Monday: Koenig leads way, Badgers top Tennessee
- November 23, 2016

The Oregon Ducks started the game flawless from the free throw line (7-7). It's the first finals appearance by the Badgers in three trips to the Maui Invitational. Brooks carried OR in his second game back from offseason foot surgery, playing well at both ends before hitting the long 3-pointer and 1 of 2 free throws to seal it. (more...)
Kansas beats Texas for first time since 1938, 24-21 in OT
- November 21, 2016

Texas took over at KU's 38-yard line and immediately called Foreman's number on 7-of-8 plays gaining 28 yards - after an initial 10-yard pass - to get into the end zone, 14-10, with 11:27 to play in the third quarter. With one possession from the 25 to score and end a slew of ugly streaks, Kansas not only didn't wilt, it played like a team that knew something about winning. (more...)
Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring
- November 19, 2016

In addition, once president, Trump can also appoint his own acting head of an agency while awaiting a confirmation hearing for his real choice. "By signing below, I certify that I am not now registered and reporting as a federal lobbyist as defined by the Lobbying Disclosure Act as amended or a compensated as a state lobbyist in any state", Spicer said, reading from a form. (more...)
Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar
- November 19, 2016

Matlow said the retardant discharged accidentally and began spilling out in the morning. "Why the system went off here I don't know", Matlow said. A few people actually rode their bicycles through the foam on the street, emerging on the other side of the foam bank covered in the substance. Local media say the foam deluge has stopped, and clean-up crews are being sent to the scene. (more...)
FBI joins search for dead Kansas woman's newborn
- November 19, 2016

Abarca's father called the authorities when he returned home from work and found his 27-year-old girlfriend had been shot. The girl is considered as missing and endangered by Wichita Police. An Amber Alert has not been issued. "There has been no Amber Alert issued, nor do I think there will be. Please stay posted in case an alert is issued". (more...)
How Jared Kushner Helped Donald Trump Win
- November 17, 2016

Donald Trump's presidential transition team has requested a security clearance for the president-elect's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, sources close to Trump team and the intelligence community confirm to ABC. Or perhaps he means that Kushner isn't conflicted because he'd only talk business with his wife, Ivanka, while talking policy with his father-in-law, President Trump. (more...)
Students across Seattle walk out of class to protest Trump Students across Seattle walk out of class to protest Trump
- November 17, 2016

Some protesters said they joined the anti-Trump protests to show solidarity with people who felt alienated during Trump's campaign, including immigrants, Muslims, women and minorities. Thousands of protesters have been holding rallies in major United States cities like Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles , Boston, Portland, urging Trump to resign over his racist and divisive campaign pledges. (more...)
Obama says immigration is good for US economy
- November 15, 2016

Outgoing President Barack Obama has answered questions from reporters on a wide variety of topics. While he did admit he does have concerns about President-elect Trump, he called the billionaire business man pragmatic, and indicated his belief that Trump wants to succeed. (more...)
GOP Leaders Make Peace With Trump In Favor Of 'Unified Republican Government'
- November 15, 2016

Ryan was frequently one of Trump's most high-profile critics in the Republican Party and has found himself on tenuous footing as he seeks re-election to lead the House. Ryan dodged a question about Trump's proposal to deport undocumented immigrants, saying that border security was the first priority. They eventually settled into an uneasy truce, with Ryan stumping for Republicans and the conservative policy agenda he assembled with the help of fellow House members without appearing alongside ... (more...)
Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia
- November 15, 2016

The Rock Mountain Fire has grown to more than 4,100 acres and is 10% contained, according to the US Forest Service. State transportation officials say the wildfire near Lake Lure has forced the immediate closing of US 64/74A and N.C. The fire in and near Chimney Rock State Park, called the " Party Rock Fire ", has burned about 1,200 acres and is centered on Rumbling Bald Mountain. (more...)
Burnett helps Ole Miss hold off Tennessee-Martin 86-83
- November 14, 2016

MS (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 15 entering the fourth quarter before Patterson got going. Hubenak found Kirk wide open in the middle of the field for 69 yards to the Ole Miss 6-yard line. Shea Patterson sure lived up to the hype. That would set the Rebels up for a game-winning field goal from Gary Wunderlich with just 37 seconds left in the game and a 29-28 win. (more...)
Clinton on pace to win popular vote, despite losing election Clinton on pace to win popular vote, despite losing election
- November 13, 2016

Apparently it was cordial. Speaking in Ryan's office, Trump told reporters: "We are going to lower taxes, as you know", and added: "I think we are going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people". "This needs to be a time of redemption, not a time of recrimination", Ryan said in a news conference. In the interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes - which is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday (Nov 13) at 7pm [8am Singapore time on Monday (Nov 14)] - Mr Trump ... (more...)
Quirky New Hampshire Precincts Bring In The Election's First Votes Quirky New Hampshire Precincts Bring In The Election's First Votes
- November 13, 2016

And in Millsfield , Trump won decisively, 16-4, with one write-in for Bernie Sanders. Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville Notch , Hart's Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. (more...)
Students stage anti-Trump walkout at Omaha high school
- November 12, 2016

They stood on the side of the road in a line on the sidewalk. "We respect our students' desire to express themselves, and schools are providing opportunities on campus for them to do so", DPS tweeted. The wave of protests started with students in Boulder Wednesday. Thousands of people in cities nationwide, including Seattle , have been protesting each night since Donald Trump won the presidential election. (more...)
Trump protesters damage businesses in Oakland Trump protesters damage businesses in Oakland
- November 12, 2016

They chanted and held signs that read "Not Our President" and "Trump is a racist ". Protest number continued to dwindle through the night and as the early morning hours wore on, police announced to remaining clusters of protesters to immediately disperse or be "subject to arrest and the use of riot-control agents". (more...)