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Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Young received many special awards and recognitions, including the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1981, and he was inducted into six aviation and astronaut halls of fame. He retired from NASA in December 2004. Details about his death were not immediately released. Young was one of the three astronauts to travel twice to the moon.

Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

However, the Etowah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it did not believe the blaze at the home of Tina Johnson "is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him". January 2. According to reports, Johnson and her family lost their home and all of their belongings and have been living in a hotel. Witnesses to the blaze said they saw a young man with a history of public intoxication around the house before and during the fire.

Storm causing airline cancellations, flight suspensions

At Denver International Airport, some flights arriving from New Jersey and NY have been canceled. Airport officials urged travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. New York's La Guardia Airport said on Twitter that " almost all " flights there were canceled because of the weather. All told, the airline said it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,2000 flights because of the storm.

British parliamentary committee recommends levy on take-away coffee cups

Over the course of the inquiry, the committee heard that the UK's total annual coffee cup waste (30,000 tonnes) is enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall and estimates suggest that by 2025 more than 3.75 billion disposable cups could be used per year, yet just 0.25 per cent of those now used are recycled.

Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high - PMI

The projection of an improvement in underlying demand conditions was the key reason behind business confidence, according to anecdotal evidence, said the Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). "The sector therefore is in good shape heading into 2018". It also vowed to keep a tighter grip on the money supply in a much more hawkish message than it had at the previous year's meeting.

'Have heard IMA', says Nadda as doctors strike work

The National Medical Commission ( NMC ) Bill was tabled in Parliament on Friday. The strike shall be in effect from 6:00 am onwards on the proposed date until 6:00 pm, and as per the protest , this day will be observed as a black day. The protest comes the day the bill, which aims to restructure the medical regulatory body, is expected to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha. The implementation of the new bill of the government under National Commission proposal will strengthen the ...

'US Mainland in Our Nuclear Strike Range' - Kim Jong

Despite those declarations, Kim then called for accelerated production of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. The North says its weapons programme is created to be able to target the U.S. "We will make another attempt for contact later in the day", the official said. Two North Korean athletes - pairs figures skaters - have qualified for the Games but missed the October 30 deadline to confirm to the International Skating Union that they would participate.

Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea

The Lighthouse Winmore was one of 10 ships the United States asked the United Nations to ban from global ports this month over its alleged dealings with North Korea, according to Reuters. The KOTI's ties to China also seem clear, the tanker is run by companies operating out of Hong Kong and Dalian, two well-known hubs for North Korean sanctions evasion.

Dead man makes list of Buhari's new appointment

The three dead persons were late Senator Francis Okpozo, who died in December 2016. The SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha had on Friday issued a statement announcing that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the appointment of chairmen and board members for 209 federal government agencies and parastatals .

Congress leader slaps constable, complaint registered

Kumari in her complaint accused the woman police of repeatedly slapping, manhandling, threatening to kill and stopping her from entering the Congress office during party President Rahul Gandhi's visit to Shimla on Friday. "An FIR has been registered against Kumari under IPC sections 353 and 332 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty)", SP, Shimla , Soumya said.

Anand and Wenjun bag Rapid titles

Since I had a guaranteed draw, I made a decision to check a few moves and after two minutes it suddenly hit that I was winning. "To finish last was a heavy blow", Anand said. Then Anand finished the job, defeating Vladimir Fedoseev over the course of two tier-break games. In what was a thrilling and exciting array of rapid rounds, chess lovers worldwide witnessed some exciting encounters and many surprises throughout the opening rounds.

Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery. "We didn't deserve her", the account tweeted . Her official Twitter account confirmed her death on Saturday and took a shot at New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Iranian Official Warns Against New Rallies After Price Protests Turn Political

A senior government official has accused the opponents of President Hassan Rouhani's administration of being involved in organizing a recent protest in the city of Mahshad. Mashhad Gov. Mohammed Rahim Norouzian was quoted by the semi-official ISNA news agency as saying that "the demonstration was illegal but the police dealt with people with tolerance".

China spotted illegally selling oil to North Korea, report says

The US says these spy satellite images taken in October showed a North Korean vessel trying to conduct a ship-to-ship transfer. Fox News summarized the Korean paper's report on Wednesday. China has voted in favor of three UN Security Council resolutions strengthening sanctions on the North since the summer. More: South Korea predicts U.S.

Local gas prices rising as 2017 draws to close

After about six weeks of steadily dropping , gas prices in Florida have increased by two cents, bringing the average to $2.37, according to AAA. A year ago at this time, the average price in the area was $2.08 cents a gallon. The cheapest prices are in the Tampa area ($2.29), Orlando ($2.30) and Jacksonville ($2.31). Colorado Springs- $2.33, down 2.2 cents per gallon from last week.

British woman jailed for THREE years for bringing painkillers into Egypt

Ms Plummer had insisted that the tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner, Omar Abdel Aziz, known as "Caboo", 31, who suffers from chronic back pain. Even half of that would be better. "She wouldn't have a clue that she was doing something unlawful", Mr Turner said. Tramadol is listed by Egyptian authorities as an illegal drug given its wide use as a heroin substitute.

Trump questions FBI's integrity in Russian Federation investigation

FBI CANNOT (after all this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. On the program, the former House Ways and Means committee chairman commented that it has been "long known" that the dossier is "bogus". While the research for the dossier was originally aimed at finding information on the entire field of GOP candidates, it alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually became the focus of the project.

North Korea: Russia offers to mediate US-Pyongyang dispute

Russian Federation has long urged for the two states to come to the negotiating table and diplomatically work to reduce tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile weapons development program, which the rogue nation continues to pursue despite harsh sanctions from the United Nations.

Jairam Thakur Named Next Himachal CM After Dhumal Withdraws From Race

His appointment came after a long round of deliberations between party-appointed observers and central ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Tomar, and the newly-elected MLAs. At 28 years of age, he contested the 1993 Assembly polls from Seraj on a BJP ticket and lost. A senior BJP leader told IANS: Thakur has suitable credentials for the top post as he has been a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad, the student wing affiliated to the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya ...

Odisha Celebrates Christmas with Joy and Fervour

The church was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons and it wore a festive look. "We all share in the light of Jesus Christ because the Bible tells us that Christ is the light of the world", explains Trinity Presbyterian Pastor Mark Flynn.

California Police Officer Dead, Another Injured in DUI Crash

Officers reacted in the blink of an eye before midnight to reports of an impact in the southbound paths of Interstate-880 only north of Highway 92 including a red auto and a CHP vehicle, Bay Area TV channel KPIX detailed. Camilleri is survived by his wife, Rosanna, and their three children, his parents and his brother and sister. He was married with three kids, CHP said in a press conference.

Using 'blockchain' in new name, company shares rise 500%

The company will also continue its "ready-to-drink segment" of the business. The more interesting fact is that according to the press, Long Blockchain Corporation does not now have a project or a partner involved in blockchain, but has already added the "Blockchain" word to its name.

Liverpool hold Arsenal to 3-3 draw

Alexis Sanchez headed through the legs of Simon Mignolet from Hector Bellerin's pinpoint right-wing cross, and then the goalkeeper was beaten too easily by Granit Xhaka's viciously swerving drive. Arsenal left the field to boos from the Emirates crowd after a mistake-ridden first half saw the hosts fail to muster a single shot on target, with Liverpool eyeing a repeat of August's 4-0 rout.

Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was intended for Christmas gifts

During the traffic stop, deputies noticed a strong scent of the sticky-icky emanating from the Toyota Tacoma. They also found what the department described in a statement as "multiple" containers of concentrated THC , the chemical compound found in cannabis that causes a euphoric high.

VA House of Delegates Race now a Tie

That would mean both Yancey and Simonds had 11,608 votes each. "In the meantime, I will continue to work on legislation for the 2018 session, as I have been for the past two months". The shocking development may help state Democrats pass Medicaid expansion in next year. The news spread like wildfire that Republicans had lost their majority and were now going to have to share power with Democrats.

Atletico Madrid file case against Barcelona with Federation Internationale de Football Association over Antoine Griezmann approach

When it is a big outfit like Barcelona that is doing the hunting, irrespective of who the player in question might be, the speculation becomes a high profile one. "Maybe there's been a meeting and things have advanced, although I don't know". That's what the release clauses are for. However, in this case declarations by Barca's Director of Institutional Relations, Guillermo Amor on Spanish TV on Sunday night that the club had been in contact with Amor's representatives over a possible move ...

Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill

The schedule shift follows President Donald Trump's December 6 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital that prompted Palestinian officials and leading Muslim and Christian clerics in Egypt to refuse to meet with Pence, forcing him to adjust his schedule.

Palestinian teen in coma after shot with rubber bullet

It is alleged that Ahed was arrested for slapping a soldier during a demonstration the day before. Tamimi and her family have always been targets of the Israeli authorities and the animosity towards them grew even further after numerous videos of the courageous young activist standing up to IOF soldiers went viral on social media, amassing millions of views.

Palestinians slam U.S. veto on Jerusalem resolution

The Egypt-sponsored resolution, which avoided naming the U.S. or Trump directly, sought to express "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem" and asked other countries not to follow suit and move their embassies to a city considered holy by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

A lawyer for Donald Trump's transition team has alleged special counsel Robert Mueller unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails , in the latest attack on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the United States election.