A fire at Con Ed power plant in the New York City borough Queens led to a odd blue light lighting up the night sky, the New York Police Department confirmed. He said there are scattered power outages , including at LaGuardia Airport. Videos and photos of the light blue sky spread online as locals attempted to figure out the source of the conflagration.
Obama has been on a book tour for her new best-selling memoir, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama . It is the 13th time that an incumbent president didn't win most admired man, with former USA president Gerald Ford the only other president who fell short.
Burlington County prosecutors allege that Johnny Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend at the time, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt's giving McClure his last $20 when her vehicle ran out of gas. "Let me say this about Johnny Bobbitt: He deserves our appreciation for his willingness to serve our country in the U.S. Marines. but it is imperative to keep in mind he was fully compliant" Coffina said.
The names of the two companies will most likely be omitted in the order but, Commerce Department officials "would interpret it as authorization to limit the spread of equipment" made by Huawei and ZTE . Huawei has another separate row with the United States government over its alleged noncompliance with Washington's sanctions against Iran. "We've got to recognise the fact, as has been recently exposed, that the Chinese state does sometimes act in a malign way", he said.
Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday in a letter underscoring his policy differences with the president but saying he'd stay on the job until February 28. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he didn't know Brett McGurk, the top U.S. official leading the fight against the Islamic State group, and called him a "grandstander" for resigning over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria .
The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in 2011. As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Government forces and allied militia have since steadily regained significant ground. The move would mark a big diplomatic boost for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad , as the UAE once supported those opposing his regime. Warming up to Assad is seen by some regional powers as a way of luring Syria away from the exclusive regional influence of Iran.
A staffer who answered asked Collman if she wanted to talk to the president. But it's safe to say that Collman still believes in Santa after that conversation with Trump. Trump closed by saying, "Well, you just enjoy yourself". Her response is not clearly recorded in the video , but Trump is seen smiling after hearing what she said.
Al-Assaf became only the second non-royal family member to take the post of the foreign minister in Saudi Arabia. 27, 2018, King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts, including naming a new foreign minister, following global fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul almost three months ago.
The decision to legalize these two products is under consideration in a neighboring country Malaysia, whereas New Zealand's government had passed a law earlier this month to liberalize the medicinal use of cannabis, which was restricted before.
It also comes in the wake of the resignation of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who was popular with the troops and also the resignation of anti-ISIS envoy Brett McGurk . The president spoke to troops and met with military leaders. The president has been criticized throughout his presidency for failing to travel to troops in the Middle East.
However, some 800,000 government workers are affected while some services that include parks and museums would be closed during the shutdown . Roughly 44,000 U.S. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders of the Senate and Congress, said Mr Trump "wanted the shutdown , but he seems not to know how to get himself out it".
Ukraine said last week it planned to send warships to its Azov Sea ports via the Kerch Strait despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crews in the area in November. On Wednesday Ukrainian president announced the new sanctions against those involved in the aggression against Ukrainian ships. "This is my principal decision", Poroshenko said during a live-streamed military cabinet meeting in Kiev .
Snow accumulations may be in the 15 to 25 centimetre range. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. A winter storm warning has been issued for areas along and west of a line from Granite Falls to St. However, it will be short-lived, as the snow will transition to rain from south to north overnight. A freezing rain warning may be required there. "Then there will be quite a bit of rain in the afternoon and evening, maybe a half-inch before it switches back over ...
Trump told the troops that other people wanted their raise to be smaller, but he fought for a double-digit boost. We're respected again as a nation. "Typically what you would want is a president to go out to visit the troops, see what's going on on the ground, have conversations with his generals, actually meet with the secretary of defense, instead of slamming the door on him, and then make a decision about what the right thing is to do here", Eoyang continued.
Video footage showed protesters with gunshot wounds, including one who had been hit in the head, and police snipers on rooftops near the palace that was built on the bank of the Blue Nile using funds from China. There were no reports on casualties from the clashes. As the demonstrations continued on December 24, rallies erupted in two cities in Gezira state, south of Khartoum, which Bashir is expected to visit on December 25, according to SUNA.
Hundreds more were trapped inside buildings as heavily armed security forces swarmed the area, engaging in a fierce gun battle with the attackers. Another 27 people were wounded in Monday's massacre on a site where the Ministry of Public Works and an office that handles pensions and benefits for war veterans are located, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said.
The circumstances of his fall were unclear. The last Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard disappeared from the Adventure of the Seas . The Coast Guard using an airplane and cutter to search the region for him during what must be a very hard time for his family, friends and fellow crew members on the cruise ship.
Abdul Mahdi's office said in a statement that USA authorities had informed Iraq's leadership of the president's visit in advance. Al-Asad Air Base: President Donald Trump used a surprise visit to USA troops stationed in Iraq on Wednesday to declare that "the United States can not continue to be the policeman of the world".
President Donald Trump surprised his administration and worldwide partners alike last week with an announcement that the 2,000 special forces in Syria and airstrikes against Islamic State would cease in the next 60-100 days - a decision which prompted the resignation of both defence minister Jim Mattis and envoy to the coalition against Isis , Brett McGurk.
Officials are on the lookout for a grey, extended cab Dodge Ram pickup. The profile picture shows him smiling as he stands at a patrol vehicle with a dog - the same photograph of the officer released by the sheriff's department. California authorities launched a manhunt early Wednesday for a man suspected of killing a police officer during a traffic stop. They rushed the husband and father of an infant boy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kremlin's press-service reported that the Defense Ministry had carried out a successful certification flight test of the Avangard missile system armed with a hypersonic gliding warhead following instructions from the Russian Armed Forces' Commander-in-Chief.
Deputies checked out the home in Guyton, north of Savannah, on December 20 after police received a call from someone fearing Mary Crocker was dead because she had not been seen in weeks, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
Officers on the force are so dedicated to identifying the woman that they even rewrote the classic song and included the revised lyrics in the Facebook post. Fort Collins police are urging anyone with information to reach out to them. Their version ended with an appeal: " Oh how the camera caught her/ As she committed burglary/ Rudolph the Red Nosed Criminal/ We need your help with her I.D".
The area next to the National Christmas Tree is closed in Washington on December 24, 2018. I'll call it whatever they want, he said to reporters after the annual Christmas tradition of calling USA troops deployed overseas. Calling the construction a wall had sparked antipathy among Democrats - which Mr. Trump said was hypocritical. The shutdown started Saturday, when funding lapsed for nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, and threatens to carry over into January.
A small plane has crashed between two homes in a neighborhood in the U.S. state of South Dakota on Christmas day, starting a fire and killing at least one person onboard the aircraft. Police say the plane came down two homes in the area, but four had to be evacuated. The exact number of people in the plane and homes wasn't immediately clear.
Megan Moretz. Her husband, Lt. Elisha Moretz said that just because the kettle drive has mostly wrapped up for the season doesn't mean donations stop. "I had been homeless but I'm not homeless anymore", he explained. Coggles said while the Salvation Army has worked in the Downtown Eastside, day in and out for 65 years, the annual Christmas dinner is always a highlight for both volunteers and clients.
Nine of 15 federal departments and dozens of other agencies shut down on Saturday after Trump refused to sign a spending bill that didn't include money for the border wall, his top campaign promise. Trump also insisted Tuesday that the wall - through renovations and new contracts - is actually already scheduled to be built and refurbished. While he is standing his ground on the wall, he is willing to settle for less than the $5 billion he has demanded.
Migrants being rescued in the English Channel. All 43 people, including two children, are now in Britain, "where they will be handed over to the relevant partner emergency services or authorities", a spokesperson for the United Kingdom coastguard service said.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, according to photos from Reuters. The unannounced trip marked Mr. The president and the first lady departed late on Christmas night from Andrews Air Force base. Is Trump on a surprise visit to Afghanistan? Trump spoke to members of all five USA military branches via a video conference call on Tuesday.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined the Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi to take part in the Christmas celebrations, a statement from the military's media wing said on Tuesday. "We must not also forget that what lies ahead of us as a nation is better than whatever we must have experienced in the past". Christmas comes from the words "Christ" and "Mass", meaning the day the Mass of Christ is held.
Snow is expected Wednesday, with a high of -12 degrees C. Thursday's high will be -8, again with snow, while the temperatures will rise to 5 degrees C Friday, with rain and/or snow. As holiday travelers make their way back home Wednesday, a winter storm is descending on Minnesota, threatening to leave the western part of the state under a blanket of snow up to a foot deep.
At least ten people have been reportedly injured in an quake that hit Sicily only a day after the iconic Mount Etna erupted from a new fissure, covering the Italian island with volcanic ash. "Etna remains a risky volcano, and this country of ours is unfortunately fragile", government undersecretary Vito Crimi said, adding there were no fatalities and 10 slight injuries.
The long war in Syria , starvation amid warfare in Yemen , social strife in Venezuela and Nicaragua, conflicts in Ukraine and tensions on the Korean Peninsula were among the pope's concerns in his Christmas Day message, which he read from the central balcony of St.
At least 12 people have been killed in protests that erupted on Wednesday. While official estimates put the death toll from the protests at eight, opposition groups say that at least 22 people have been killed in the unrest. Insaaf Abbas, a Sudenese-British activist told Al Jazeera that members of the Sudanese community also held a demonstration in central Manchester, in northwest England, earlier on Monday.
On Christmas, feasts are prepared, and season's greetings, gifts and candies are exchanged among family and friends. On behalf of the DOGOnews team, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Happy Holidays! Thank you for making 2018 our best year yet.