Obama leaves office with longest job growth streak in over 75 years

This is not a pattern that would be expected in a tight labor market. US employers added 156,000 jobs, the labor force grew and the unemployment rate remained comfortably under 5 percent . Meanwhile, construction shed 3,000 jobs. Counting the work... More..

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Granny, the world's oldest known killer whale, has been presumed dead
by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Granny, the world's oldest known killer whale, has been presumed dead

However, a female orca's typical life span is around 50 years, and they can live to be at least 100, according to a species description by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). She was also considered...More..

by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Kevin Kilbane reminisces about being refereed by Mike Dean

The Algerian player was harshly sent off by Mike Dean following a tackle on Phil Jones. Bilic, whose West Ham team finished seventh in the Premier League last season but are only seven points clear of the rel...More..

Choi, Park cases in court
by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Choi, Park cases in court

Choi, who has been portrayed as a Rasputin-like figure in Park's presidential Blue House, has been indicted on charges of corruption, and prosecutors have named Park as an accomplice, though she can not be indi...More..

by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Up for auction, Princess Diana letters offer intimate look

The letters form part of about 40 lots from Mr Dickman's former estate, which is due to be sold. Letters sent by Princess Diana to a Buckingham Palace official, including one revealing that Prince Harry was "...More..

Susan Collins 'Not Happy' About Proposal to Defund Planned Parenthood
by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Susan Collins 'Not Happy' About Proposal to Defund Planned Parenthood

Oh, prepare for battle, folks. "It would enable Congress to repeal the Obamacare mandates that individuals have coverage and that companies with 50 or more employees provide workers with affordable insurance"...More..

AAP announces its last list of 3 candidates for Punjab polls
by | Friday, January 06, 2017

AAP announces its last list of 3 candidates for Punjab polls

Election Commission today announced the dates for the high-stakes Assembly elections in five states, including Goa and Punjab which will go to polls on 4 February. In Goa, the AAP has named former inspector gen...More..

Law Enforcement Officials Investigate Central Square Bank Robbery
by | Friday, January 06, 2017

Law Enforcement Officials Investigate Central Square Bank Robbery

Police say he did not get away with any cash. Procopio said authorities had not made a definitive identification on the bank robber. Morales is a Cambridge native and a former Army reservist. Authorities co...More..

by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

Bengals' Jones released from jail, apologizes to fans

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Richard Bernat ordered the blood test to determine if the cornerback has HIV, tuberculosis and/or any sexually transmitted diseases following the additional felony charge o...More..

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of killing wounded Palestinian
by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of killing wounded Palestinian

In March, Israeli NGO B'Tselem released video footage of Azaria stepping towards Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, cocking his gun and shooting him in the head after he had been neutralized following a stabbing attac...More..

Davina McCall wants to return to Celebrity Big Brother
by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

Davina McCall wants to return to Celebrity Big Brother

However, most fans seem to believe that Heidi may just be bluffing, ahead of the official reveal during the CBB launch show. "Celebrity Big Brother" kicked off on Tuesday night (03.01.17) where the All Star...More..

by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

Philippines: More than 150 inmates escape in Kidapawan prison break

Prison authorities said the inmates managed to escape during a shootout between the gunmen and guards. At least 1,511 inmates were being held in the facility at the time of the jailbreak. At least one inmate ...More..

Wendy's crushes Twitter troll who picks on company's slogan
by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

Wendy's crushes Twitter troll who picks on company's slogan

A social media users named @ NHride responded the tweet on Monday, accusing the chain of using frozen meat and calling the company "a joke". But on Wednesday, Wendy's tweeted, then deleted, an image of "Pe...More..

Dolphins not ready to rule Tannehill out just yet
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Dolphins not ready to rule Tannehill out just yet

On Sunday, 44 years later, two of the most storied franchises in National Football League history will meet in the playoffs for the first-ever time at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, with Miami trying to earn a divis...More..

Kane Williamson pushes New Zealand to a win over Bangladesh
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Kane Williamson pushes New Zealand to a win over Bangladesh

Williamson struck an unbeaten 71 opening the batting to guide New Zealand to the 142 runs required for victory with two overs to spare. From there on, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Colin de Gran...More..

Trump takes a hard line on Guantanamo Bay with his latest tweet
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Trump takes a hard line on Guantanamo Bay with his latest tweet

Unlike Obama, who swore to close the controversial facility, Trump has pledged to fill it up again. While President Obama was campaigning, he vowed to close the Guantanamo Bay facility, naming it one of his t...More..

by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Britain`s ambassador to European Union quits

Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister and now Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman, called it a "spectacular own goal" if Sir Ivan had been "hounded out by hostile Brexiteers". Amid a growing mood of pessim...More..

Syrian rebels threaten to boycott peace negotiations
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Syrian rebels threaten to boycott peace negotiations

For the past two weeks, even before the start of a nationwide truce brokered by Ankara and Moscow, Syria's air force has launched nearly daily bombing raids on Wadi Barada, some 15 kilometers from Damascus . T...More..

Firearm found in auto of man shot by police on M62 motorway
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Firearm found in auto of man shot by police on M62 motorway

West Yorkshire Police said a police firearm was discharged at about 6pm yesterday in a pre-planned operation near Junction 24 of the M62 at Huddersfield. The IPCC's investigation into the fatal police shooting ...More..

Hiring Megyn Kelly is a winning move by NBC
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Hiring Megyn Kelly is a winning move by NBC

But people familiar with the discussions said NBC was confident that it would not be a problem. Or do you think she's just another overrated talking head? I'm a professional TV critic and I would be hard pres...More..

Finland to Give 2000 People $600 Per Month
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Finland to Give 2000 People $600 Per Month

But basic income proponents say that, in a world where there just isn't enough paid work for everyone to live well, giving everyone money could be a solution to inequality. It is an assurance that they will r...More..

by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

No computer is safe, warns Trump

According to Donald Trump , on Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! Spicer, however, argues that following the hack the only thing the White House did was to " send everyone who had worked in the government a letter ...More..

by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Mother of Shane MacGowan dies in vehicle crash in Ireland

The death has left the community shaken, with one neighbour telling the Irish Independent : 'They were very private people. Mrs MacGowan was the first person to die on the Republic's roads in 2017. In his yo...More..

Islamic State Claims Series of Deadly Baghdad Bombings
by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Islamic State Claims Series of Deadly Baghdad Bombings

Many blame the current chronic instability, cycle of violence, and the emergence of extremist groups, such as the IS, on the USA, which invaded and occupied Iraq in March 2003. Hollande added that the focus wou...More..

by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Israel's Netanyahu denies 'baseless' reports of new scandal

Israel's Channel 2 TV reported that he has accepted "favours" from businessmen in Israel and overseas. The newspaper said police sources believe the value of the gifts is worth more than Lauder has admitted -...More..

by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Two blasts kill at least 20 people near Mogadishu airport

Mohamed Hussein said the bomb detonated as security forces were searching cars at the checkpoint, a few hundred meters (yards) from the main base of the African Union peacekeeping mission . The Al-Shabaab terr...More..

by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Based SpaceX Plans Return to Flight Jan. 8 with California Launch

Last week, Iridium officials announced on Twitter that the 10 satellites had been fueled and pressured before being tucked into the Falcon 9 rocket nose cone in readiness for launch from Vandenberg Air Force...More..

Gang Fight in Brazil Prison Leaves Scores Dead
by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Gang Fight in Brazil Prison Leaves Scores Dead

Latest available figures dating back to October suggest there were 585 prisoners in the jail back then. Reports said that decapitated bodies were thrown over the prison wall after the riot began late on Sunda...More..

by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Park Geun-hye calls corruption allegations against her a 'fabrication'

Investigators also detained a literature professor from Ewha Womans University as they look into suspicions that the prestigious Seoul school manipulated its admission process to accept Choi's daughter, Yoora...More..

Egypt court backs govt. in giving Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Egypt court backs govt. in giving Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

The government's appeal was turned down by the same court in early November, but later in the month, the government submitted two further appeals against the court's decision. The government says the uninhabite...More..

by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Simon & Schuster May Face Boycott Over $250K Book Deal With Milo Yiannopoulos

Yiannopoulos's Twitter account was suspended earlier this year after a series of racially insensitive tweets to Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones, who is black. "Every line of attack the forces of political...More..

Impaired pilot charged by Calgary police after passing out in cockpit
by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Impaired pilot charged by Calgary police after passing out in cockpit

Officers say the crew at the gate noticed the pilot's unusual behaviour before it took flight. We were called and then we took that pilot into custody. The Sunwing airlines spokesman, Jacqueline Grossman stat...More..

by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Security tightened in Cologne a year on from mass sexual assault

Speaking to the press, Police Chief Jürgen Mathies admitted that yes, officers had specifically targeted men who appeared to be of North African extraction to undergo police checks, but said that "for the vast ...More..

Storylines: Redskins-Giants Season Finale
by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Storylines: Redskins-Giants Season Finale

Miami can improve from sixth seed to fifth with a home win, provided the Kansas City Chiefs lose to the San Diego Chargers. Washington has been much more stable than NY on offense this season, which has a lot t...More..

by | Monday, January 02, 2017

North Korea ``close`` to testing long-range missiles

In October alone, North Korea conducted two failed weapons tests of the Musudan, a nuclear-capable missile with an anticipated range of between 1,800 to 2,500 miles, within a single week. Park's impeachment on ...More..

Samajwadi Party workers demonstrate in favour of Akhilesh Yadav
by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Samajwadi Party workers demonstrate in favour of Akhilesh Yadav

They were all subsequently "expelled" by Shivpal, who flashed a letter purportedly signed by Mulayam, for anti-party activities. Akhilesh literally grew up in Shivpal's home as his own father was busy in buildi...More..

by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

Trump exchanges barbs with Obama, but maintains they have a good relationship

Outside his resort, Trump took questions alongside boxing entrepreneur Don King, who appeared to be one of several guests attending a dinner party. President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very...More..

by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Queen may miss New Year's Day church service

However, she is thought to be up and about. The fake death reports surfaced online after Buckingham Palace said that the Queen would give the traditional Christmas morning service a miss as she is recov...More..

Russian-linked malware found on electrical company computer
by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

Russian-linked malware found on electrical company computer

Grizzly Steppe is the name now given by the Department of Homeland Security to the Russian-mounted cybersecurity threat campaign - or, to put it simple, hacking - against the U.S. Russian President Vladimir Pu...More..

Modi's address his way of thanking people for backing note ban: BJP
by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

Modi's address his way of thanking people for backing note ban: BJP

Demonetisation is meant for long-term structural transformation of the country and not for short-term gain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told India Today . The promise to deposit Rs 6,000 in the bank account o...More..

Taiwan Not to Return to Confrontation With Mainland China - President
by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

Taiwan Not to Return to Confrontation With Mainland China - President

Tsai said China's objection to Trump's suggestion the USA may change its Taiwan policy will cause uncertainty that tests the resilience of her entire government. Three sources said one possibility being conside...More..

by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

Andy Murray receives knighthood in Queen's 2016 honours list

Andy Murray and Mo Farah are all set to receive knighthoods following their dream year in which both the Great Britain stars won Olympic gold medals at the Rio Games. On being awarded a knighthood he said it w...More..

High winds, chance of snow expected
by | Sunday, January 01, 2017

High winds, chance of snow expected

Thursday in Shawnee County the high is expected to be around 47 degrees with a breezy west wind that could gust up to 30 miles per hour and clear skies. Low: 42. Slight winds are predicted each day and nigh...More..

by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Coast Guard searching for missing plane around Lake Erie

John Fleming, a sophomore at Olentangy Liberty High School, and his brother Andrew were also aboard. "It made it very hard for visibility". It would have been the pilot's responsibility to determine whether i...More..

Greek Ambassador Missing in Rio de Janeiro
by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Greek Ambassador Missing in Rio de Janeiro

Both Amiridis' wife and the officer were in custody, but it was not clear if they had retained lawyers. He is married and has a daughter, according to the embassy in Brasilia . He is believed to have been mu...More..

Clap For Her! Serena Williams Is Engaged!
by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Clap For Her! Serena Williams Is Engaged!

But by choice . Down on knee. Ironically, Ohanian chose to break the news on Facebook . From Williams' poem, one can deduce that Ohanian proposed to Williams at the same eatery they met. He said 4 wo...More..

Tunisian suspect in Germany truck attack freed
by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tunisian suspect in Germany truck attack freed

German prosecutors said the man may have been involved in the massacre, in which 12 people were killed. That would allow them to keep him in custody pending possible charges. He had been listed as a potential t...More..

CNN Runs Fake News Story on Russian Federation closing Anglo-American School in Moscow
by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

CNN Runs Fake News Story on Russian Federation closing Anglo-American School in Moscow

CNN had reported on Thursday that authorities in Russian Federation had ordered the Anglo-American School of Moscow to close, according to a United States official. One of the two properties, a sprawling river...More..

Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul offensive against Islamic State
by | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul offensive against Islamic State

Also on Friday, Iraqi security forces thwarted a Daesh attack against Mosul's eastern neighborhood of al-Fallah, killing 17 assailants and destroying five vehicles belonging to them. It said it took all reports...More..

In Mulayam Singh Versus Akhilesh Yadav, The Spectre Of A Split
by | Friday, December 30, 2016

In Mulayam Singh Versus Akhilesh Yadav, The Spectre Of A Split

If the public assertion appeared to be a snub to his son, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, another seeming rebuff came in the form of a list of candidates Mulayam released . Akhilesh's name did not figure in the...More..