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No Injuries as Israeli Tanks, Jets Strike Hamas Positions in Gaza

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Israeli tanks and aircraft hit the Gaza Strip on Friday after rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave targeted a southern community, the army and Palestinian sources said. However, the last two weeks had seen relative quiet return to the area. No casualties were reported from either attack, according to the Times of Israel . Read More »

A timeline of Viswanathan Anand's world titles

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In 2010, when Anand defeated Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to win the Fide World Championships, he had the privilege of being advised by Kasparov, often hailed as a genius. He seemed to be in great form, as always. "And then I started to feel the wind was behind me". "At that moment, I must admit I felt that he was favourite for the final few rounds", Anand said. Read More »

Husband in Custody, Cops Suspended in Young Brooklyn Mother's Stairwell Death

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Her neck was bruised and her body showed other signs of trauma, police said. Barry Wells has one prior arrest for assaulting Wells in September, police said. Reports suggest that the officers who responded to the scene for a wellness check, after neighbors called 911, waited inside their vehicle instead of entering the home to investigate. Read More »

Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul

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According to them, there were at least two, maybe three suicide bombers who also used grenades in the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued statement on Twitter denying involvement. Islamic State has expanded its presence in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region in 2015. "But many governors and local officials are unable to accept the principle of media independence, and the police and military are implicated in several cases of violence against journalists", the note ... Read More »

Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate victor despite Moore challenge

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Kennedy. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill certified the election results at a meeting of the state canvassing board, which also includes Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall. And on Thursday afternoon, Alabama Circuit Judge Hardwick rejected the complaint from the Moore campaign. Secretary of State Merill launched an investigation into voter fraud in the Alabama Senate special election after seeing a viral video of a Democratic Doug Jones supporter saying that ... Read More »

Petersburg explosion was terror attack

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Petersburg metro system killed at least 13 people and injured more than 50 others", the BBC recalls . No one has claimed responsibility for the supermarket bomb. Petersburg, Putin's hometown. The suspect was seen on security camera footage leaving a backpack that detonated later inside a locker room at the store. Read More »

US Resumes Granting Visa to Turkish Citizens

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The U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced the full return of visa services in Turkey via its social media account earlier on the same day, ending the so-called visa crisis between the two countries. But the services were so limited that the first interview appointments for Turks seeking most types of USA visa were only available from January 2019, causing uproar on social media. Read More »

Liverpool sign defender in world record deal

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Chris Sutton says that Celtic should learn lessons from how much Liverpool are paying to sign Virgl van Dijk and not sell Moussa Dembele cheaply . Van Dijk hoped to join Liverpool in August after handing in a transfer request but Southampton stood its ground and forced the Anfield club to apologize for its conduct in pursuing a deal. Read More »

Forecast: Bitter cold continues with chance of weekend snow

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However, the winds stay breezy only adding to the cold readings. Despite the cold, the chances for snow later this week have decreased. (My current high temperature forecast is in the teens, and the record low high temperature is 21°). Friday will be the "warmer" day as we reach the upper 20s. My current low temperature forecast is 7°, so that could be a close call as well. Temperatures will still remain cool on Tuesday with highs in the mid 20s. Read More »

Municipalities Scramble to Accommodate Prepayment of 2018 Taxes

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The new law specifically bars taking deductions for income taxes paid ahead of time, but it is silent on prepaid local property taxes . Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph says he's getting hundreds of calls from residents who want to pay next year's taxes early so they can take a bigger deduction next year. Read More »

Tral shuts to mourn death of JEM commander

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After receiving a tip-off his hiding the J&K Police launched a search operation on Monday night in south Kashmir's Samboora. "In the ensuing encounter, Tantray was killed whereas there was no information about the presence of the second militant", it said. Read More »

Kremlin offers to be mediator between the United States and North Korea

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Tillerson and Lavrov agreed that the nuclear and missile investigations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are a violation by the United Nations Security Council. In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow was fully committed to the INF and would have to introduce mirror-like measures if one side stopped the implementation. Read More »

Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time

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Patidar ministers include former state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai Faldu who represents the Jamnagar South constituency, Kaushik Patel representing Naranpura constituency, and Minister of State Kishor Kanani , among others. Read More »

US Sanctions Two North Korean Missile Developers

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On Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to add more sanctions on North Korea, its third round this year. Tensions between the United States and North Korea have escalated this year, and Pyongyang's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 28 marked an advance in its drive to threaten the USA mainland with a nuclear strike. Read More »

Three Dead in Phoenix Standoff

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Police were called to the scene Monday afternoon on a report of a shooting and found a woman dead outside. The suspect barricaded himself inside one of the apartment complexes, and after a few hours, began shooting at the officers, ABC 15 Arizona reported . Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav meets wife, mother, Pak says more meetings will take place

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It was extended by 10 minutes following a request from Jadhav. Jadhav confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi. Read More »

Bitterly cold air this week and snow chances

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The hazardous weather includes bitter cold wind chills and cold temperatures. Wind Chill Warnings (grey-shaded areas on the map below) call for -45-degree wind chills across northern Minnesota and North Dakota into northeast Montana. Please limit travel and outdoor activity when you can. Some light snow will pass through, and a few snow showers are possible on Friday as well. Winds: W 10-20. Read More »

Trump looks for plaudits, inks tax law

The news network said that directing his comment to friends dining nearby at the club, Mr Trump said: "You all just got a lot richer". According to CBS News , the president started his Christmas weekend off Friday night by letting his dinner guests know that they would be benefitting from the tax cuts that he just signed into law. Read More »