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|Steve Bannon Refused To Answer Congress's Questions In Russia Probe, Says Top Democrat
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon invoked executive privilege and refused to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to several media accounts.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:31 PM
|Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops
An undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 11:20 AM
|Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert
A Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:44 AM
|How to protect your family against the spread of the flu
This year’s outbreak is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and has gotten so bad in Alabama that the governor has declared a public health emergency.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 10:54 AM
|Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map
― A plurality of state Supreme Court justices seemed open to the possibility that the Pennsylvania congressional map may violate the state’s constitution, but during oral argument on Wednesday seemed unclear as to how to remedy the situation.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 1:11 PM
|Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten away
Police in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 10:22 AM
|Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's Day
The feast of St. Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony’s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 1:29 PM
|China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
BEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:46 AM
|Nine dead after under-construction bridge collapses in Colombia
At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said. The bridge, located in Chirajara on the border of Cundinamarca and Meta provinces, was to be part of the highway that connects the capital Bogota and the city of Villavicencio, and was not yet in public use. The cause of the collapse, which sent pieces of the bridge down into a canyon below, is under investigation, Reinaldo Romero, head of disaster response for Meta province, told Reuters. Half of the bridge fell into the valley in Chirajara near Bogot Credit: JAIME SALDARRIAGA/ REUTERS “Up to now there are nine dead and five injured,” Romero said. “We are doing a check to rule out other victims.” Transportation Minister German Cardona flew over the site of the collapse later on Monday and visited rescue staff on the ground with Dimitri Zaninovich, the head of the national infrastructure agency.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:17 AM
|Trump Aced His Dementia Screening, And He Really Wants You To Know
WASHINGTON ― A Navy rear admiral who serves as President Donald Trump’s personal physician vouched on Tuesday for his mental fitness, explaining that he gave Trump a dementia screening exam at the president’s request, and that Trump aced it.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:18 PM