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Led coalition uses white phosphorus munitions in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor - SANA

Led coalition uses white phosphorus munitions in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor - SANA Western-backed forces say they plan to crush the Islamic State terror group within two days after launching an operation to clear out the group's final stronghold. "We will keep fighting until we break into their last defense line", she added. "Now it's 100 percent", he said while visiting with US troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Video captures avalanche covering highway with snow in Colorado

Video captures avalanche covering highway with snow in Colorado An avalanche barreled through Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain along Interstate 70 on Sunday. While the avalanche looked bad on camera, it wasn't enough to close the highway. The Summit Daily News reported the Colorado Department of Transportation was doing avalanche-mitigation work along the I-70 corridor on Sunday, but that they were unaware of any avalanche-related injuri... [Full Article...]

United States closes consulate in Jerusalem, says no policy shift

United States closes consulate in Jerusalem, says no policy shift The State Department official could not confirm reports that the consul general's residence in Jerusalem would eventually become the home for the US ambassador as part of the embassy's move to the city, which began last May. 'It does not signal a change of US policy on Jerusalem , the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip. "As the President has stated , the United States continues to take no positi... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller The president alleged Mr Mueller was "best friends" with former Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey , and mocked the accent of former attorney general Mr Sessions, whom he fired in November . The White House has rejected Cohen's allegations. Schlapp also praised the Trump administration's accomplishments to date, saying that it's all been possible because Trump has not acted lik... [Full Article...]

Liberals seek to change channel from SNC-Lavalin, focus on climate plan

Liberals seek to change channel from SNC-Lavalin, focus on climate plan Wilson-Raybould, former attorney general and justice minister was moved to the veterans affairs post on January 14. Two other ministers already in cabinet are taking on new responsibilities: Marie-Claude Bibeau replaces MacAulay as agriculture minister and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef takes on the additional portfolio of worldwide development. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Says He'll Oppose Trump's Emergency Declaration On The Border Wall

Rand Paul Says He'll Oppose Trump's Emergency Declaration On The Border Wall Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., at the Capitol in 2018. Paul joins Republicans senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Thom Tillis of North Carolina in his opposition. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, leading to widespread expectations that the disapproval resolution will easily pass the Senate. But his effective announcement on the emergency declaration w... [Full Article...]

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit Trump said at a press conference after the summit that the North Koreans had wanted sanctions against Pyongyang "lifted in their entirety". At the meeting in Seoul's presidential palace, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said the proposed talks, which could include civilian experts from the USA and South Korea , would help settle differences over how much sanctions relief Washington sh... [Full Article...]

Active Wind Chill Advisory

Active Wind Chill Advisory Sunday night until 10 a.m. Monday morning. Tonight , we will see mostly clear skies with low temperatures in the single digits below zero. Another round of arctic air has begun in eastern Iowa, with strong northerly winds keeping wind chills well below zero for an extended period. [Full Article...]

Trump Urges China To Remove Tariffs On U.S. Farm Products

Trump Urges China To Remove Tariffs On U.S. Farm Products US President Donald Trump said Friday that he had asked "China to immediately remove all Tariffs" on US agricultural goods, stressing that Washington has delayed the 1 March deadline on its planned tariff hike. The Trump administration has raised tariffs on Chinese goods since July, accusing Beijing of unfair trade practices, while China also imposed additional tariffs on USA imports in retaliatio... [Full Article...]

As many as 70 Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum - lawmaker

As many as 70 Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum - lawmaker Ex-Agriculture Minister George Eustice says "we can not negotiate a successful Brexit unless we are prepared to walk through the (exit) door". They have said the language "must go beyond simply re-emphasising the temporary nature of the backstop". [Full Article...]

Here is why hydrants are no-parking zones

Here is why hydrants are no-parking zones By the way, the fine for parking in front of a fire hydrant is about $80. Anaheim Fire and Rescue wrote on Twitter on February 26. Police retweeted the photos and reminded residents that there is a reason the curbs next to a fire hydrant are red. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential campaign Sanders spelt out his big-ticket items for 2020, his second presidential campaign after losing the nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016 - " Medicare for All ", a US$15-an-hour minimum wage and climate change. "We have got to understand this is not about him, it's about us, and we should not be motivated by what we are against, but by what we are for as a country", Booker said. [Full Article...]

Late-winter storm to bring 4-6 inches of snow, NWS says

Late-winter storm to bring 4-6 inches of snow, NWS says Sunday , when it comes up from the southeast. "A fast-moving system will impact the city through Monday morning". The storm is expected to hit Saturday evening and continue into Sunday . CBS2 meteorologist and weather producer Matt DeLucia reports that precipitation is expected to move in between 4-8 p.m. from SW to NE. Another round of wintry March weather is sweeping across western CT, ... [Full Article...]

Storm Freya brings near 80mph gales, snow and travel disruption

Storm Freya brings near 80mph gales, snow and travel disruption Travel may also be affected, and power cuts may occur. A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning is also in place for Munster and Leinster with Met Eireann forecasting heavy rain during Sunday will give accumulations of 25 to 35 mm. "[This] is where we could see 70 to 80 miles an hour". Strong winds and gales continue through the night across England and Wales. A yellow warning for wind was put in ... [Full Article...]

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California It's anyone's guess how the newly discovered Mola tecta ended up on a California beach, but it's the first time this giant has been seen in the Northern Hemisphere, said researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. All sunfish have a clavus but the hoodwinker's has a shape that is distinctive, she added. According to the BBC , the major question of concern for the scientists is... [Full Article...]

Trump blames Cohen testimony for collapse of summit with Kim Jong

Trump blames Cohen testimony for collapse of summit with Kim Jong In one of a round of interviews on news talk shows, Bolton told CNN, "We showed again the potential for North Korea, if they're willing to denuclearize". Bolton repeated the United States position that it would help North Korea's economic progress if it committed to complete denuclearization and closing its chemical and biological weapons programs. [Full Article...]

At least 14 dead as storms, possible tornadoes hit Deep South

At least 14 dead as storms, possible tornadoes hit Deep South Still and video images showed trees that had been snapped in two, debris-strewn roads and wrecked houses in the wake of the storm. An Alabama sheriff says at least 14 people are dead amid "catastrophic" damage from a possible tornado and more people are missing as crews search through wreckage and debris. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of bin Laden son

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of bin Laden son The kingdom gave no explanation for the royal decree, announced through an Interior Ministry circular, to strip Hamza bin Laden's citizenship, which was signed in November. "If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong", he said in his first audio recording. [Full Article...]

Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce

Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce The experienced backcountry aficionado detailed how he got his auto stuck in deep snow later in the day while traveling on a remote US Forest Service road. An Oregon Water Resouce SnowCat with one DCSO SAR member responded to the location and made contact with Jeremy and his dog Allie. I really appreciate all the help . [Full Article...]

Algeria's Bouteflika names new election campaign director

Algeria's Bouteflika names new election campaign director Algeria is witnessing a wave of protests, the biggest in the country since the Arab Spring. Protesters surged past a barricade and defied repeated volleys of tear gas fired by police in the march in Algiers . Algerian authorities have said they will be making a major announcement concerning the protests on Saturday evening. Since last Friday thousands have reportedly taken part in rarely seen ... [Full Article...]


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