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Family business helps put people in Christmas spirit

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While getting stuck with a diminutive Charlie Brown-type Christmas tree filled with gaping holes is unlikely, keep in mind all trees are going to have some imperfections. "This one is big enough to help decorate now", Porter said, holding her 3-year-old granddaughter. With Thanksgiving marked off the calendar, people form around the area are making their way to Christmas tree farms to give their living room a little more of a seasonal look. Read More »

Orlando man arrested for shooting two on Turnpike

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Kim Montes. Troopers are now searching for the suspect shooter, who is said to be driving a gray Toyota Camry. An update on their condition wasn't immediately available but doctors told the outlet they were hit directly by any bullets, but instead injured by broken glass and metal fragments. Read More »

Moeen Ali reacts to his controversial dismissal in the 2nd innings

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Tomorrow we're just going to have to try and get a few wickets. It was a good pitch to bat on but we haven't made a hundred in the game. "Then we had them at 70 for four but we couldn't take the next wicket". "It depends on the angle you look at it but you have to respect the umpire's call". So you've just got to move on. "I don't think you can clearly say there is something not behind the line, and the benefit of the doubt must go to the batsman in my opinion", he further added. Read More »

One Nation falling flat in Qld election

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This has failed to occur, which has led to a rash of roastings online. The One Nation leader at the start of the four-week campaign tipped repeating the party's efforts in the 1998 election when they won 11 seats. "I'm not about to give it up quite yet, but it's not looking fantastic for me and I've got to be very straightforward", he said at a party function in Buderim. Read More »

Two injured after shots fired at Middletown mall

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Helicopters and police are on the scene. Police in the U.S. state of NY are responding to reports of a shooting at a mall. Police say the American Eagle store was evacuated. The police response comes on a busy weekend at the mall following Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season. We will continue to follow this story and provide updated as they become available. Read More »

Reports of shooting at NY mall

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Shots were fired on Sunday afternoon, according to New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel. Police told CBS New York that two people were injured. Middletown is a city in Orange County, New York, about an hour and a half from New York City. Cary Abbott said he planned on seeing a movie at the mall when he saw people "leaving in droves". Read More »

Trump frustrated with Ivanka's condemnation of Roy Moore

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But Graham said when it comes to Moore, it's unclear "what winning looks like". "I would like to see the president come out and support what many of us have said, and that is that Roy Moore needs to step aside, allow somebody else to be a write-in candidate, we can win that seat", he said. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Won't Say If John Conyers Should Resign

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The House Ethics Committee said last week that it has opened a probe into the allegations against Conyers, which include accusations of unwanted sexual advances. More shockingly, Sloan said Conyers called her to his office for a meeting once. On Sunday, Pelosi stressed that only Conyers knows the full facts of his situation, but she was critical of confidentiality agreements like the one Conyers signed to settle a 2015 complaint against him. Read More »

President Trump on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

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Trump's golf outings are notable only because he repeatedly mocked Obama for the time he spent on the golf course and said he wouldn't have time if he were elected president. There were no reports on the identity of the man who tried to cut Trump's motorcade or whether he faces any charges. The incident is reminiscent of a similar episode earlier this month, when a cyclist stalked Trump's motorcade and flipped the bird at the president (video below). Read More »

40 injured as floor collapses in nightclub of Spain

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Several people suffered broken bones, including leg fractures. Authorities have also confirmed that at least two French nationals, a Romanian and a Belgian national are among those injured. The resort is a popular tourist spot for British and Irish tourists. "After the floor collapsed, the people who were inside fell to the basement from the height of approximately one floor", said the regional government in a statement quoted by AFP news agency. Read More »

PTA restores access to social media websites

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has threatened of a live coverage of the Faizabad sit-in after police concentrated effort on the protesters has ignited the countrywide protests. In first of its kind move, Government of Pakistan had yesterday made a decision to block Facebook, Twitter, DailyMotion and YouTube to block access to information in the country. Read More »

Merkel ally calls Russia's new Syrian peace push "height of cynicism"

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Turkey, which backs the opposition, and Russian Federation and Iran, which support Bashar Assad, are the guarantor countries who brokered a December ceasefire in Syria , that led to the Astana talks aimed at strengthening the ceasefire. "I believe critical decisions will be reached", Turkey's Erdogan said in Sochi. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple". It was not immediately clear what Putin was referring to in the way of "concessions" by the Syrian government. Read More »

Oscar Pistorius' Prison Sentence For Murder Is Extended By South Africa Court

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Prosecutors argued earlier this month that Oscar Pistorius failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius shot his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at their home on Valentine's Day in 2013. "He paused at the entrance to the bathroom and when he became aware that there was a person in the toilet cubicle, he fired four shots through the door". Read More »

Over 30 individuals injured in explosion in Eastern China

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The blast "knocked down residential buildings", the website eastday.com said, without giving details. State-run television said Sunday evening that no one else was believed trapped in rubble. No one lived at the site of the explosion, but garbage collectors may have working inside the factory at the time of the blast, according to People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's Communist Party. Read More »

Iran Never to Negotiate Missile Power: IRGC Commander

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The warning by IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami on November 26 came as the United States is trying to get the European Union to move forward with sanctions against the Tehran's missile program. Iran's missile program was always a side-topic in the nuclear negotiations, but by agreement of the sides to stick to the nuclear issues, the missiles were not part of the final agreement. Read More »

N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

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Pyongyang routinely condemns such exercises, labeling them preparation for war. The JSA is jointly overseen by the American-led U.N. Command and by North Korea , with South Korean and North Korean border guards facing each other only meters (feet) apart. Read More »

Israel's Health Minister resigns in protest of Sabbath 'desecration'

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It could spell trouble for Netanyahu if other Ultra-Orthodox Jewish politicians follow Litzman's lead. " We were raised to defend the Sabbath from desecration ", Litzman said as quoted by AP. The situation has also resulted in a bill, ensuring that labor and social affairs minister take Jewish tradition into account when granting permits for Sabbath work. Read More »

Trump criticizes CNN for 'representing U.S. poorly to the world'

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The reply instantly got praised by Twitter users. "Thinking about cnni and my courageous and hard-working colleagues there who cover famines and wars and politics and terrorism and everything else", Tapper tweeted . Well with US President's Twitter habits, there is no boring day on the social media. That's yours. Our job is to report the news. Trump's golf outings are notable only because he repeatedly mocked Obama for the time he spent on the golf course and said he wouldn't have time ... Read More »

5 dead including 3 children as stolen auto hits tree

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Police said two 15-year-old boys also died along with two men aged 24 and 28. Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by risky driving and remain in custody. It is understood the crash involved a Renault Clio. A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said officers were confronted by a scene of "complete carnage" when they arrived at the crash site. Read More »

Humanitarian forces should unite to counter terrorism: PM on 'Mann Ki Baat'

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In the 38th " Mann Ki Baat " Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the Constitution of India saying that Constitution is an embodiment of unity, as today also happens to be the Constitution Day of the country. The Prime Minister expressed happiness that Ministry of Defence has made a decision to run a campaign from December 1st to 7th during which they will reach out to the people of the country to disseminate information about the Armed Forces and to make them aware. Read More »

Virginia youth pastor guns down family in Thanksgiving triple murder

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Chesterfield County Police said in a statement that officers responded to a home in Chester around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, police found 58-year-old Jeanett Gattis , her daughter, 30-year-old Candice Kunze; and Kunze's boyfriend, 36-year-old Andrew Buthorn , dead of gunshot wounds, police said. Read More »

Naked Washington Couple Crashes Car While Having Sex

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Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the crash happened at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway East near La Grande. A man is behind bars and a woman in the hospital after the auto they were driving in went off the road and hit a tree of Wednesday - while they were having sex. Read More »

6 children shot on street in Cleveland, 1 fatally; public's help sought

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They went back in the store and realized the 12-year-old was shot. The other children hit by the gunfire were ages 14 to 16. Authorities believe the suspects are also teenagers. The Cleveland Police Department is asking people who were in the area at the time of Friday night's shooting to contact investigators at 216-623-5464 or Crime Stoppers at 216-25-CRIME. Read More »

Shark Attack in Monterey

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A post on the Monterey County Sheriff's Office Facebook page said the man was transported from the scene by AMR to a local trauma center. The victim was seriously injured but his leg was intact, the AP reported . An air unit conducted a search of the area and spotted a "large aquatic animal", which may have been the shark, off Pescadero Point. Despite the incident, beaches will remain open to the public over the holiday weekend. Read More »

2 sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash

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Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. They had covered almost 1,000 square nautical miles in the search for the sailors, who had been missing since the C-2A Greyhound crashed about halfway between Okinawa and Guam on Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Bali volcano ERUPTS for second time this week - DANGER ZONE set up

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The latest eruption had produced a bigger ash cloud than an initial eruption on Tuesday, it said. "There has not been an increase in seismic and volcanic activity after the (Tuesday) eruption and until this afternoon", said the statement, noting that it had not changed its emergency status for Agung from level 3. Read More »

Merkel looks to 'grand coalition' with SPD

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The European Union has been anxious by the German crisis, as Berlin plays a lead role in all matters including the Brexit negotiations. Mrs Merkel's career as leader of her party was left in the balance after four weeks of negotiations on forming a "Jamaica coalition " - so called because the party colours match those of the Jamaican flag - broke down after a series of gruelling late-night discussions on Monday. Read More »

Putin signs plan to crack down on foreign media

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The law has been rushed through both Russian parliaments in the past two weeks in response to what the Kremlin describes as unacceptable pressure on Russian media outlets in the United States. The global rights organization Amnesty worldwide has said the legislation would deal a "serious blow" to media freedom in Russia, although Russian officials have said it would not apply to domestic media. Read More »

US, South Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December

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The US is preparing to send six F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and up to four F-35A Lightning stealth fighters to take part in a massive air drill with South Korea, scheduled in the first week of December. The deployment of six fighters on the peninsular is part of an agreement signed between Washington and Seoul, which aims at expanding "rotational deployment" of U.S. Read More »

I'm Muslim, nobody forced me to convert: Hadiya before leaving Kerala

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Shafin Jahan, Hadiya's Muslim husband, had moved the apex court after the Kerala High Court had annulled his marriage. Hadiya spoke to the media even though the police had prohibited her from speaking to the press. As Hadiya, or Akhila Ashokan, left for New Delhi to appear before the Supreme Court in the Kerala "love jihad" case, she said nobody forced her to convert. Read More »

Iran declares armed Hezbollah will stay to counter enemy Israel

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Jafari also said the issue of disarming Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was "non-negotiable". Naturally, they should have the best weapons to protect Lebanon's security. Iranian Foreign Ministry said that its defense ballistic missile program is not negotiable and doesn't contradict the nuclear deal. According to Iranian state TV, Jafari said that Tehran will have a major role in the ceasefire that will end the bloody war in Syria. Read More »