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Man planned to target San Francisco in Christmas day terror attack

Man planned to target San Francisco in Christmas day terror attack Prosecutors say Jameson apparently wanted to detonate the explosives to funnel people into an area where he could inflict more casualties. The terror plot seemed to unravel earlier this week. Everitt Jameson of Modesto was reported for suspicious activity on Facebook after allegedly posting GIFs from October's fatal attack in New York City. [Full Article...]

OH family gives unique gift to child's teachers

OH family gives unique gift to child's teachers The boy's parents purchased a bottle of wine for each of the educators and replaced the label with a picture of their son. "Typically something small like a candle or flower to say thank you". Mary Sommers said the wine bottles seemed like an appropriate gift. In most cases, a coffee mug would suffice as a Christmas gift for a hard-working teacher. [Full Article...]

Uber is a taxi service: European Union court

Uber is a taxi service: European Union court Uber's expected to go before the parliamentarians again after the New Year with "specific details" on how driver hour limits will be put into place, Reuters reported . In France, tough legislation enacted under former President Fran├žois Hollande will take effect in January that stops drivers who have a minivan chauffeur license from operating as Uber drivers. [Full Article...]

Much colder weather moving through for Christmas weekend

Unfortunately, as is often the case with small, short-lived tornadic cells, no warning was issued. Drizzle looks possible overnight as clouds hang around. Lows will be down to 24-30 area-wide. Models are still struggling with the chances of snow for Christmas Eve night and into Christmas. Snow flurries or light snow showers are possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning, ending by noon... [Full Article...]

US Accuses North Korea of Instigating Vast Cyberattack

US Accuses North Korea of Instigating Vast Cyberattack Bossart is expected to discuss the assertion that North Korea was to blame for the ransomare attack that infected more than 230,000 computer systems in over 150 countries earlier this year. Computers that were affected had not been updated with security patches that would have blocked the attack. He said North Korean hackers were still at work last week, and were shut down by a retaliatory res... [Full Article...]

Former Senate leader urges funding UFO research: 'The truth is out there'

Former Senate leader urges funding UFO research: 'The truth is out there' US Senator Harry Reid , who initiated AATIP, said he was proud of the program and what it has tried to achieve. The Pentagon confirmed AATIP's existence, though it's yet to comment on whether the program is still running despite lacking government funding. [Full Article...]

Japan to Introduce Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System

Japan to Introduce Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System The two Aegis Ashore batteries, the land-based variant of the Aegis combat system, will strengthen Japanese defenses against China's and North Korea's growing ballistic and cruise missile arsenals. Therefore the government decided that Cabinet approval is necessary to introduce Aegis Ashore. It will be equipped with newly developed SM-3 Block 2A interceptors with enhanced defensive coverage and ac... [Full Article...]

Army arrests Palestinian teen for hurting soldiers' masculinity

Army arrests Palestinian teen for hurting soldiers' masculinity The army later confirmed the arrest in a statement, saying the teenager took part in violent protests in the Ramallah area on Friday in which 200 soldiers were attacked by Palestinian rioters. "Ahed was telling the soldiers to get away from our home", her father said . "Forces removed the rioters from the home and remained standing in the entrance in order to prevent further entry". [Full Article...]

NYC fire kills mother and 3 children, ages 11, 7 and 3

NYC fire kills mother and 3 children, ages 11, 7 and 3 A fire that roared through a Brooklyn home on the sixth night of Hanukkah , killing a mother and her three young children, was touched off by the family's menorah, fire officials said. December is the peak time of the year for home candle fires, according to the NFPA, which said more than half of home candle fires happen when the flames are too close to combustible materials. [Full Article...]

Track Palin Charged With Burglary, Assault

Track Palin Charged With Burglary, Assault Sarah Palin called Wasilla Police to her family's home after an altercation between her husband, Todd , and her eldest son, Track . Upon arriving, cops say they found Todd fleeing in a vehicle and bleeding from the face. A court order means Track Palin, a US Army reserve veteran who served in Iraq in 2008, is now barred from contacting his parents and two younger siblings who live with them... [Full Article...]

Pop Boy Band Singer Jonghyun Dead At 27

Pop Boy Band Singer Jonghyun Dead At 27 The singer, whose full name is Kim Jong-hyun, was reportedly lying in a room with a coal briquette burning on a frying pan, a common method of suicide in South Korea. Kim Jong-hyun was one of the five members of Shinee , who have had a string of number one hits in their home country and are also big in Japan. He was 27 years old. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to vote against Trump's Jerusalem decision

United Kingdom to vote against Trump's Jerusalem decision Washington's closest allies, France and Britain, came out ahead of the vote to declare their backing for the measure, which they stressed was in line with positions enshrined in United Nations resolutions adopted over several decades. The last time the U.S. had vetoed a resolution was in 2011 when a motion condemning the building of Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the occupied territories was... [Full Article...]

USA blames North Korea for major cyber attack

USA blames North Korea for major cyber attack Bossert said that President Trump had "ordered the modernization of government information-technology to enhance the security of the systems we run on behalf of the American people". As NPR's Bill Chappell reported at the time, WannaCry was found to have "lines of code that are identical to work by hackers known as the Lazarus Group, [which has] ... [Full Article...]

Riders rescued after being trapped in Pa. ski lift malfunction

Riders rescued after being trapped in Pa. ski lift malfunction So is another employee... Another person wrote, "Difficulties?" According to UK Mirror , "It's believed several chairs slipped on the cable, causing them to collide with each other during the incident". Twitter users responded angrily to a tweet the mountain's staff sent out immediately after the accident which included the hashtag "sorry". In one photo , five lift chairs appear to be squash... [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency helped stop Russian Federation terror attack

Central Intelligence Agency helped stop Russian Federation terror attack The White House has confirmed that the Russian president called his U.S. counterpart on Sunday after the CIA supplied intelligence which allowed Russia's security services (FSB) to break up a "terror cell" planning an attack on Russia's second biggest city. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US

Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US While the two discussed other issues, "the primary point was to talk about North Korea, because we would love to have his help on North Korea", said Trump, who the Kremlin said initiated the phone call. Instead, relations have soured further amid intensifying U.S. investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign that was aimed at helping Mr Trump win. [Full Article...]

White House officials tamp down speculation about firing special counsel Robert Mueller

White House officials tamp down speculation about firing special counsel Robert Mueller Langhofer claims the production of transition materials to the Special Counsel's Office by GSA violated "GSA's duties to" the Trump campaign, a Presidential Transition Act requirement that "computers or communications services" to the transition team be "secure", and the Fourth Amendment. [Full Article...]

Padman trailer date: Akshay Kumar tells you when it's coming out

Padman trailer date: Akshay Kumar tells you when it's coming out Not afraid of experimenting on screen, Akshay Kumar is now the new superhero of Bollywood. The trailer of one of the most awaited upcoming films of 2018 is here. PadMan releases in cinemas worldwide on the 26th January to inspire us all through Sony Pictures Entertainment, India. The film is based on Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, which in turn is inspired from the lif... [Full Article...]

United States to present 'irrefutable evidence' that Iran violated the nuclear deal

United States to present 'irrefutable evidence' that Iran violated the nuclear deal On the same day as Haley made his accusations, Farhan Haq, the spokesman for the United Nations secretary general, said the existing reports do not show what country the missiles were manufactured. The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, who fired missiles at Saudi Arabia in July and November. [Full Article...]

USA envoy says real dialogue needed with North Korea

USA envoy says real dialogue needed with North Korea He said: "Our communication channels remain open". In a rare glimmer of diplomatic protocol, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States was " ready to talk anytime " with North Korea " without preconditions ". US President Donald Trump wants China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, to impose an oil embargo on Pyongyang, over and above Beijing's adherence to Uni... [Full Article...]


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