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22 counties affected by three new weather warnings issued by Met Éireann

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A widespread severe frost overnight has led to icy conditions in most parts of the country and some snow showers are expected in places. "Highest temperatures only 1C to 5C". Frosty conditions are predicted again tonight across County Kildare. Rain is expected to build from the southwest later in the day, reaching the midlands and most of Leinster by evening, leading to snowfall throughout Thursday night. Read More »

Roy Moore files lawsuit to delay certification

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But the Moore campaign launched a last-minute court battle to stop state officials from certifying Jones as the victor, saying it should be delayed until a "thorough investigation of potential election fraud", according to his press release. Read More »

Nike (NKE) Earns Buy Rating from Citigroup

The stock decreased 1.54% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $35.1. It also reduced its holding in Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) by 17,073 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 232,477 shares, and cut its stake in Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA). Read More »

Murder witness is kidnapped, reportedly hurled off bridge

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Jamie Shipp, 42, who was kidnapped from the home, was later found near the Arkansas River and taken to the hospital for her injuries after she was dumped off the I-430 bridge. Authorities did not reveal the condition of the second person. The victim told authorities she was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting where two people were gunned down. Read More »

Freezing temperatures expected to continue for central Pa. through next week

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SATURDAY: There will be a 30 percent chance of snow throughout the day. Traveling around New Year's Eve will not present any risk with the projected weak systems moving through South Jersey. "The skiing is really good and as long as people bundle up they'll have a great time". New Year's Day morning. Joliet advises residents to check on the elderly, those with medical conditions, and people with special needs during periods of extreme cold. Read More »

Punjab governor's son appears in SC in medical colleges' fee case

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During the hearing, the CJP expressed resentment over him and asked how dare he telephoned female lawyer and talked on this issue. At the last hearing, the court had summoned Faisalabad Medical College Vice Chancellor Dr Fareed Zaffar, head of the Hamid Latis Hospital, the LDA director general and Rajwana. Read More »

Tax-cut act will bring meaningful reform, help Missourians

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In an interview with, Mnuchin said getting tax reform by August was an "aggressive timeline" and would probably be delayed because of health care. This number is conveniently ignored by opponents of the bill, but the fact is that almost half of all Americans will not have to pay a single dollar in federal income taxes under this bill while retaining all the benefits of living in the United States. Read More »

Officer pulls boy from under ice-covered pond

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A boy in the group followed it out onto the pond when the ice cracked and he fell in. Thompson said his dive team experience proved invaluable, crediting the sheriff's office for maintaining a culture where many deputies train in their personal time to equip themselves with skills that can be used on the job. Read More »

India vs South Africa Tour: Complete schedule and fixtures

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Streak said Zimbabwe suffered from a lack of Test cricket, which made it hard to compete against a top side like South Africa in conditions that helped the home fast bowlers. They are now level with Australia on nine straight series wins. "I think if you get a bit of context to the Test rankings, with an incentive to get to the next level, with maybe a promotion-relegation type of thing, it´s worth looking at". Read More »

Actor Parvathy lodges complaint against cyber bullying

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While most mainstream actors have kept a guarded silence on the issue, Thiruvananthapuram Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has called out to senior male actors in the industry to stand by her. Tharoor is the first prominent leader to openly back her after Finance Minister Thomas Isaac described her as an incredible actor. "I have been in this industry for eleven years and I must thank the fans for their support". Read More »

At least 40 killed, 30 wounded in Afghanistan blast

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The incident comes a day after a suicide bomber killed six civilians in an attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in the city. "There were two explosions". officials had said, but last month officials said they had killed 1,600 and estimated another 1,000 remained. "When the explosion happened we immediately fled", he told Tolo News . Read More »

Opposition backs Sushma, slam Pak for insulting Jadhav's family

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About the incident of Jadhav's wife's shoes being removed for "security reasons" before the meeting in Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj said, "Even after her repeated attempts, the shoes of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife were not returned". The family members were taken for the meeting through a separate door without informing the Deputy High Commissioner of India, who had accompanied the family members for this meeting. Read More »

Triple Talaq Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament today

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The bill is likely to face a political showdown as opposition parties, including the Left, Congress , Trinamool and various Muslim organisations, have opposed the penal provisions of instant divorce. The 1,400-year-old practice of instant triple talaq was challenged by many Muslim women in India. The Bill also makes pronouncement of instant triple talaq a non-bailable offence under the Code of Criminal Procedure. Read More »

Wartime sex slavery issue can't be resolved by 2015 deal: S.Korea

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The statement is likely to increase tensions between the US allies at a time when the Trump administration is weighing military action to stop North Korea from threatening the USA with a nuclear bomb. "Not every detail of a diplomatic negotiation's results are given out to the public and they are in some cases kept as secret (as part of diplomacy)", he said. Read More »

Police Say Former Factory Owner Killed Security Guard In Moscow

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He accused state prosecutors of acting like a "criminal gang" against him. "My plant was seized with the use of fake documents, they have ruined me", Averyanov is cited as saying. The former owner of the Menshevik confectionary factory, who opened gunfire in its territory on Wednesday, has been detained in Moscow, the press service of the Russian interior ministry's Moscow department said on Thursday. Read More »

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson sprains ankle, will undergo MRI

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But on Wednesday (AEDT), on the road in Detroit, the Pacers (19-15) were unable to recover from the Pistons' 23-point lead in the first half, falling 107-83 to their Central Division foes. Harrison Barnes had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Despite a valiant rally in the second quarter, the game was nearly ended in the first quarter alone, as Detroit (19-14) outscored the Pacers 40-19 to build a dominating early lead. Read More »

Rep. Francis Rooney calls for Federal Bureau of Investigation 'purge'

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On Wednesday morning, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was asked about Rooney's call for a "purge" and indicated he agrees with the sentiment, if not Rooney's use of such a loaded term. Strzok was among those overseeing the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server a year ago. Trump did not provide evidence to support the claim. Read More »

Trump golfs a day after 'back to work' tweet

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Trump has referred to his Mar-a-Lago club as the " Southern White House " - and that's where he's hosted foreign leaders like President Xi Jinping of China and directed the launch of a strike against a Syrian air base . Additionally, he spent more than 25% of his days at his golf clubs. Former President "George W. Bush went to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, a lot, but it's not like you could rent the bedroom next to his", Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for the ethics watchdog group Citizens ... Read More »

Children's insurance, other health programs funded - for now

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The fate of the program is unknown after that. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which manages the allocation of CHIP funds to the states, has averted the program's shutdown so far by shuffling funds from states with temporary surpluses to those which were imminently running out of cash. Read More »

Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, backing Trump

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Meanwhile, Palestinian authorities denounced the decision. Guatemala is on the "wrong side of history", say the Palestinians, while Israel heaps praise on the Central American country . Last Thursday, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution - by a vote of 128 to 9 - calling on Trump to reverse the decision. "God bless you, my friend, President Morales", he said. Read More »

Queen pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh in Christmas message

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In her pre-recorded address, filmed at Buckingham Palace, the Queen will say: "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester , whose powerful identities shone through over the past twelve months in the face of appalling attacks". Crowds outside the church were larger than usual, in part because of Ms Markle's appearance, but also because the Queen was absent previous year due to a heavy cold. Read More »

U.S. envoy: Stop calling West Bank 'occupied'

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Friedman has in the past run afoul of his State Department superiors over his views on the West Bank. The State Department has previously had to walk back a number of inflammatory statements made by Friedman about the West Bank. president's declaration. Friedman has close ties with the settlement enterprise. " Later that same month, Friedman said that Israel only occupies 2 percent of the West Bank and that illegal Israeli settlements in the territory are part of the Jewish State - ... Read More »

Omaha triple homicide suspect captured in Tennessee

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Omaha Police said they are looking for John Dalton Jr, 46. According to property deeds, John W. Dalton Jr. owns the home where the three victims were discovered. He is considered armed and unsafe. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Authorities urged the public to look out for a black 2015 GMC Terrain with Nebraska license tags UKB787 or a red 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe with Nebraska license tags VRD559. Read More »

Eagle Hatching Has Begun in Florida

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She is now in her second mating season with her new mate, known as M15. The second egg also now has cracked. We've been watching the Southwest Florida Eagle cam since November, when the we spotted two eggs in the nest of Harriet and M15. "The next five, 10 and 15 days are going to be really exciting because these eaglets grow so fast, so there's so much for people to watch", Pritchett McSpadden said. Read More »

Rapper surprises single mothers by paying for their Christmas gifts

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T.I. uploaded a video to Instagram of him walking into the Target store and surprising unsuspecting customers with free merchandise. Along with the presents he also hugged numerous single mothers, who were, of course, grateful. Good guy: Throughout the video he could be seen stopping for photos with fans and encouraging more mothers to follow him with their unpurchased presents. Read More »

Pakistan summons India's diplomat over ceasefire violations at LoC

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Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred on Monday as Indian forces opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). There were 152 ceasefire violations in 2015 and 153 in 2014 on the LoC. While the home ministry added that it was also stepping up vigil across all defence establishments, following the attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport in Kashmir on 3 October. Read More »

10 hurt in supermarket bombing

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The Investigative Committee, the nation's top investigative agency, said a device containing 200 grams (7 ounces) of explosives went off at a storage area for customers' bags. Petersburg's subway left 16 people dead and wounded more than 50. The cause of the blast was not immediately known, but Russian news agencies reported that investigators had opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder. Read More »

Out 6-to-8 weeks

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Detroit led 40-19 after one quarter, which saw Harris make all seven of hits attempts, including five threes. The Pacers never led and didnt come closer than eight points after Detroits first-quarter onslaught. The win gave the Pistons a 3-1 decision in the season series between the two teams, the first time Detroit had won the season set from in since going 4-0 against the Pacers in 2007-08. Read More »

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

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Numerous captives are not combatants; some are activists and bloggers who were charged with spying or treason. "Nothing is more important than to return our people home", he said , according to an official transcript. "The last conditions were negotiated", he said, voicing hope that "the Ukrainian side will keep its promises". The simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and government troops has killed more than 10,000 since 2014. Read More »

Obama edges out Trump as most-admired man

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The 44th president won all eight years he was in office, plus 2008 - the year he was first elected - and this year, his first as an ex-president. A total of nine percent of respondents naming Clinton - the lowest total she's received since 2002, when only seven percent named her as the top choice. Read More »

Phoenix Police: Child Bent in Half by Father Dies

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The six-month-old boy was found not breathing and a responding officer performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived and rushed him to Phoenix Children's Hospital. She then texted Resendiz around 9:45 a.m.to "ensure he was properly caring for her son", and at 11:45 a.m. she received a reply from Resendiz notifying her that the baby was fine. Read More »

Oncor Sends Crew and Equipment to Puerto Rico

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While the challenges associated with the mission in Puerto Rico are unprecedented, our co-workers, who selflessly volunteered for this assignment, stand ready to safely tackle these challenges and accelerate the power restoration and rebuilding efforts for the citizens of Puerto Rico. Read More »