• Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies
Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Young was in NASA's second astronaut class, chosen in 1962, along with the likes of Neil Armstrong, Pete Conrad and James Lovell. Young was the first person to travel to space six times and the ninth of 12 scientists to set foot on the lunar surface.

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  • Mega Millions numbers drawn with $450 million on the line
Mega Millions numbers drawn with $450 million on the line

Pity the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery game winners. One couple who spoke with Eyewitness News Friday says they usually play when the jackpot gets to insane levels. And even if they do know, people often don't bother to check their tickets once they hear there was no jackpot victor or the winning ticket was bought out of state.

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  • 4.4 magnitude natural disaster in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents
4.4 magnitude natural disaster in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

Geological Survey . According to the USGS (United States Geological Survey), the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles. However, at about 4:45 a.m., BART reported on its Twitter account that there were "no initial reports of damage on our system".

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  • Trump threatens aid to Palestinian refugees in latest controversial tweet
Trump threatens aid to Palestinian refugees in latest controversial tweet

The United States has long provided the Palestinian Authority with much-needed budgetary support and security assistance, as well as an additional $304 million for UN programmes in the West Bank and Gaza. Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement that "we will not be blackmailed ". The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the ...

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  • California set for New Yr's buzz with leisure marijuana gross sales
California set for New Yr's buzz with leisure marijuana gross sales

The Obama administration told prosecutors to consider factors other than possession and sale, like diversion to children or gangs ties, before pursuing a case. "Today's memo on federal marijuana enforcement simply directs all US attorneys to use previously established prosecutorial principles that provide them all the necessary tools to disrupt c...

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  • Triple talaq bill: Congress issues whip for its members in Rajya Sabha
Triple talaq bill: Congress issues whip for its members in Rajya Sabha

Friday, being the last day of this winter session of Parliament, the fate of the contentious triple talaq bill continued to hang in a balance. On her part, Smriti Irani said the Congress party stood exposed instead in the eyes of Muslim women.

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  • New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI Series
New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI Series

Another measured century from skipper Kane Williamson has guided the Black Caps to an impressive 315-7 in their first one-day worldwide against Pakistan in Wellington . Continuing his form from the T20s against the West Indies, where he has become the No 1 batsman in the world, Munro again got New Zealand off to a quick start.

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  • Amid Calls from Trump, FBI Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation
Amid Calls from Trump, FBI Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation

The probe is looking into whether that Clinton traded political favors such as the time Bill Clinton was paid $17.6 million from a university to serve as the University chair (mostly a symbolic post with no real duties) and then received a grant for $25 million from the Clinton ran State Department.

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  • Russian Federation rejects United States proposal for UN emergency meeting on Iran
Russian Federation rejects United States proposal for UN emergency meeting on Iran

Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the United States was abusing the Security Council's platform and the meeting was an attempt to use the current Iranian situation to undermine the Iran nuclear deal, which the U.S. In Moscow, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made it clear that the protests in Iran did not pose an worldwide...

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  • Coast Guard searching for plane after pilot vanishes over Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard searching for plane after pilot vanishes over Gulf of Mexico

The pilot, identified as Bill Kinsinger, 55, of Oklahoma City, who is still missing, was a volunteer for the organization Pilots N Paws , which helps rescue animals nationwide. Wednesday from Wiley Port Airport and was expected to arrive at 6:12 p.m.at Georgetown Municipal Airport near Austin, Texas. According to Anchors Up Rescue Group , the...

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  • Zarif to Trump: Iranians have right to vote and protest
Zarif to Trump: Iranians have right to vote and protest

Even in cities that are known to be conservative, the bedrock and stronghold of the ruling clerics, people took to the streets and were demonstrating. The CIA joined the British in fomenting a coup against the elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh. He also said that Iran was determined to deepen ties with Turkey, adding:...

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  • '@Jack is #complicit': Group attacks Twittter over Trump tweets
'@Jack is #complicit': Group attacks Twittter over Trump tweets

Twitter made no specific reference to Trump or his tweet this week saying he has a "nuclear button" which is "bigger and more powerful" than that of North Korea's . Whether Trump has in fact violated Twitter's policies on user behavior is an open debate. Twitter received a number of complaints that the tweet was a violation of its terms of ser...

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  • December unemployment rates for BC and Prince George nothing short of positive
December unemployment rates for BC and Prince George nothing short of positive

He said the odds of the central bank hiking its benchmark rate for the third time in less than one year "are not 100% given ongoing uncertainties" such as NAFTA and new stress tests for some mortgages. TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened to a three-month high against its USA counterpart on Friday after stronger-than-expected...

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  • Pakistan, US at crossroad following Trump's fresh accusations
Pakistan, US at crossroad following Trump's fresh accusations

The White House said it would likely announce actions to pressure Pakistan within days, shortly after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said at the United Nations that Washington would withhold $ 255 million in assistance to Pakistan. Nauert made clear the $255 million was still blocked, and the Pentagon said the new action targets payments of so-ca...

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  • GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author
GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author

Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. A lawyer for Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele, said in a statement the senators' referral was "nothing more than another attempt to discredit government sources, in the midst of an ongoing criminal investigation".

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  • Home of Roy Moore accuser burns, investigated as arson
Home of Roy Moore accuser burns, investigated as arson

Johnson was among eight women who came forward to say Moore acted inappropriately with them, with four saying he pursued them while they were teenagers and he was an adult. In an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly in mid-November, Johnson said she was in her 20s and was signing custody of her son over to her mother when Moore touched her.

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  • Weekend Open Forum: You win the lottery - what happens next?
Weekend Open Forum: You win the lottery - what happens next?

We're one of the states with the most actually because we've been in the game for so long. But it's not a big as the Powerball jackpot available Saturday night. Even some winning instant scratch-off game tickets are never handed in to claim a prize, Jacobson said. "Hopefully, the Georgia Lottery's gonna fill my needs and come my way", said Je...

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  • China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions
China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper this week quoted South Korean government sources as saying that USA spy satellites had detected Chinese ships transferring oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October. China supplies nearly all of North Korea's energy resources. It was not immediately possible to find information for the company....

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  • Local Kmart store to close
Local Kmart store to close

Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12 at the dozens of stores across the country. The company has released a new list of 103 Sears and Kmart stores it will be closing by this spring, 10 Kmart stores closing are in Pennsylvania and three Sears.

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  • Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav to be Sentenced at 2 PM
Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav to be Sentenced at 2 PM

According to sources, Lalu's lawyers pleaded minimum punishment for the former Bihar CM citing his old age and health issues such as diabetes. A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on 23 December had convicted the RJD chief and 15 others in a case relating to the multi-million-rupee fodder scam.

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