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Barber snips man's ear, shaves furrow down middle of head

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With the shortest possible attachment, the clipper was run down the middle of the customer's head by Shabani, "leaving him looking a bit like Larry from the 'Three Stooges, '" DeSpain said. DeSpain said Shabani told officers it was an accident . The customer called police, who arrested Shabani for mayhem and disorderly conduct while armed. Read More »

Two children among 4 bodies found in upstate NY basement

Troy police investigate multiple deaths at 158 Second Ave. on December 26, 2017, in Troy, N.Y. The bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon in a basement apartment in a house in Troy, a city near Albany. The names of the victims had not yet been released, but authorities said the women were in a relationship, while the children belonged to one of the women. Read More »

Vanity Fair Apologises For Video Suggesting Hillary Clinton Takes Up Knitting

Vanity Fair drew significant criticism this week over a video proposing a series of mocking "New Year's resolutions" for former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton . Get over your mommy issues", while anti-gun advocate Shannon Watts asked , "Anyone ever tell Al Gore, Mitt Romney or John Kerry to go away and try knitting?" "Cheers to you, @VanityFair ". Read More »

USA to fully resume visa services in Turkey -State Dept

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Embassy personnel. "Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the full resumption of visa services in Turkey ", the statement read. After Washington's decision to process granting visas on a limited basis, Ankara also relaxed a visa ban of its own. Metin Topuz, a long-standing consulate employee, was arrested over alleged ties to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, the group behind ... Read More »

Children under attack on 'shocking scale' in conflicts

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The conflict in Myanmar and Yemen hugely contributed to the increasing of incidents of deliberate attack against children. In Yemen, according to verified figures, at least 5,000 children have been killed or injured in approximately 1,000 days of fighting. Read More »

Weather Authority: Light snow Thursday

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Though temperatures in the Lehigh Valley are in the teens this morning, gusty winds are creating a wind chill of as low as 14 below in some areas. Those planning to venture outdoors - particularly those heading in the Adirondack backcountry - must take precautions to avoid hypothermia and frostbite, the DEC said. Read More »

In Rare Interview, Obama Speaks of Freedom of Speech, Youth & Political Polarization

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But, he also said that people should then take that further and meet and become familiar in public spaces, too, in order to deepen their mutual understanding. "But overall there was a serenity there". She is a spectacular, amusing and warm person. But Harry and former Suits actress' desire to invite Obamas to their May 19 nuptials reportedly made United Kingdom government nervous that Trump will be offended that if Obama who is his predecessor, gets an invite and he does not - ... Read More »

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Doug Jones from being seated

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Moore, a Republican, lost the Senate race on December 12 to Democrat Doug Jones by more than 20,000 votes. "The goal of the complaint is to preserve evidence of potential election fraud and to postpone the certification of Alabama's Special Election by Secretary of State John Merrill until a thorough investigation of potential election fraud, that improperly altered the outcome of this election", the statement said. Read More »

Gardaí urge caution after Clare ice warning

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Finally, the third warning relates to Leinster, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan with frost and ice expected to develop in these parts later today. Following the status yellow warning issued for the entire country, two further warnings have been issued for a number of counties. Read More »

Michael Flynn's family asks Trump to pardon him

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But a statement of the offense from Mueller's office said Flynn called Kislyak on December 29 a year ago to discuss the economic penalties after reviewing the matter with "a senior official" of Trump's transition team who was with other senior officials at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. Read More »

Man appears in court over death of Irishman in Australia

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The results of a post-mortem, expected in a few days, will determine whether the charges will be upgraded to manslaughter or murder. Charles McCarthy was allegedly struck on the head with an object. Aghada parish priest Father Denis Kelleher told The Irish Times the town was overcome by shock when the news spread Mr McCarthy was unlikely to survive. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Gives Dad LaVar Ball a $350000 Rolls Royce for Christmas

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The Lakers cut the deficit to 105-99 with 4:30 remaining, but Gibson knocked down consecutive baskets to restore a double-digit lead. The Lakers are yielding 109.4 points per game against the opposing teams. F Nemanja Bjelica had one point and two rebounds in six minutes after missing 15 games with a sprained left foot. The Lakers have played on Christmas 43 times, second-most in National Basketball Association history, behind the New York Knicks, who have played on Christmas 51 times. Read More »

Cardno updates market on impacts of U.S. tax cuts

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As hard as it might be to remember considering today's sometimes apocalyptic rhetoric about the successful passage of the first major tax reform in 31 years, Democrats once supported the notion of tax cuts. Those kept in the tax reform bill include the deduction for teacher's expenses, medical expense deduction, mortgage interest deduction and charitable tax deduction. Read More »

South Korea's Moon Says 2015 'Comfort Women' Agreement With Japan 'Flawed'

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The issue of women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II is a hugely emotional subject that has marred ties between the South and its former colonial ruler, Japan. Seoul might call for Tokyo to renegotiate the deal, struck under the government of Moon's predecessor Park Geun Hye. While being hailed as a landmark deal at the time, the accord proved controversial among the victims and many South Koreans, who felt the victims' voices had been ignored and Japan's ... Read More »

Prasad talks about triple talaq Bill at BJP parliamentary meeting

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A bill criminalising triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protests from opposition parties who objected to its introduction. The offences under the purview of this bill will be cognisable and non-bailable. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), which opposes the proposed law, has requested Prime Minister Modi to withdraw the bill. Read More »

Kabul bombing kills at least 11, mine kills 6 kids in north

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In May, ISIL claimed an attack targetting an Afghan state television building in Jalalabad that killed six people. "The bomber was on foot and detonated his suicide vest on the main road", he said. It was the latest claimed assault by the Middle Eastern jihadist group in Kabul , which in recent months has become one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians. Read More »

India chides Pakistan for treatment of officer's family

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As per the reports, Kulbhushan Jadhav firstly asked his mother that s baba is okay after seeing her without mangalsutra and all. While doing so, she was repeatedly interrupted by the two Pakistani officials present in the meeting. The entire House backed Swaraj by shaming Pakistan. Pakistan's behaviour has been beyond absurd. sometimes they claim a microchip, sometimes a recorder, and sometimes a camera. Read More »

Texas man gets back at Grinch who stole his Christmas decorations

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He has a projector that is playing the theft in his front yard. According to News 4 San Antonio , "The Grinch " song is also being played on repeat outside while a projection screen plays the surveillance tape. To get back at the thief, Lamkin had images taken from his security cameras blown up and now several of them decorate his yard. "Maybe he'll return all of the things he has stolen. Read More »

Russian Federation election boycott campaign may be illegal

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With or without Navalny in the race, Putin has been expected to win a fourth term easily. A spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on December 26 that the decision to bar Navalny from the election "casts serious doubt on political pluralism in Russia" and on the prospects for democratic elections in the country. Read More »

It's happening! One of two baby eagles have hatched in Southwest Florida!

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The hatching process reportedly began for the first egg around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with a pip, or the first break in the shell. A bald eagle at the nest in Fort Myers, Florida on December 27, 2017 Dick Pritchett Real Estate Inc. Since its inception in September 2012, the SWFEC has received more than 115 million views from more than 190 different countries worldwide. Harriet found her current mate in 2015 after her former one, Ozzie, died following a fight with another male eagle. Read More »

President Trump again falsely claims he's signed more bills than any president

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After another morning at his Florida golf club, President Trump visited firefighters and paramedics at a West Palm Beach firehouse and praised his own performance as president, including with a false boast. While the White House previously argued golfing gives Trump opportunities to build relationships with elected officials, many think that's just an excuse. Read More »

Iowa prepares as children's health insurance program remains unfunded by Congress

That would cost the state an additional $32.8 million each year. This week, Alabama announced it would curtail enrollment and renewals starting January 1, and start disenrolling children now in the program February 1. The federal government shoulders a majority of the cost but two months ago funding for the program expired. Several million more are expected to sign up in state-run exchanges that have longer enrollment periods. Read More »

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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Netanyahu said on Twitter, "It is just the beginning and it is important". Guatemala now has an embassy in Tel Aviv suburb Herzliya, as well as consulates in Jerusalem and Haifa. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had said her country would "take names" of the states opposing its position, and Trump threatened to cut funding to countries "that take our money and then vote against us". Read More »

When PM Narendra Modi Had a Coffee Break in Shimla

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And as he passed by the vintage coffee house while on his way back to the helipad, the aroma of brewing hot coffee must've triggered the prime minister's senses forcing him to halt. As many as 13 chief ministers from different states attended the ceremony. He again visited it in August 2009 along with then Gujarat Chief Minister Modi. Read More »

Suspect in Omaha triple homicide arrested in Tennessee

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A felony warrant for first-degree murder had been issued for him and police had warned he may be "armed and risky". He was paroled in 2010. They are John and Jean Dalton and Leonna Dalton-Phillip. Authorities say three people have been killed inside a northeast Omaha home. Police responded to 3912 N. 37th Street for a shooting at 7:51 Tuesday night and found the three victims. Read More »

Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian firing

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Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India's acting deputy high commissioner to protest "unprovoked" firing by the Indian Army that killed its three soldiers and "categorically rejected" claims that Indian commandos crossed the LoC. "No Indian soldier crossed over Line of Control", the statement read. There were 152 ceasefire violations in 2015 and 153 in 2014 on the LoC. "Border guarding forces have adopted a multi-pronged approach including conduct of regular surveys to carry out vulnerability ... Read More »

Suspected US drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border

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However, it was not clear as to who were targeted in the drone attack. Trump has accused Islamabad of "supporting "agents of chaos" and has demanded that Pakistan act against the Taliban and Haqqani network". President Donald Trump took office in January. Two militants, including Haqqani network commander Jamiuddin , were killed, they said. An official, based in the area, told Pakistani media outlets an associate of the insurgent commander was also killed in the airstrike. Read More »

Farmers call for Bandh in K'taka over Mahadayi water dispute

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The impact of the bandh was total in Gadag, Dharwad, Bagalkot, Hubballi, Bailahongala and neighbouring areas. The gherao led to a clash among Congress workers and BJP protestors as the Congress workers raised slogans against the BJP trying to gherao their office. Read More »

This Lionel Messi stat will leave you speechless — Real Madrid-Barcelona

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The key moment of the match came in the 63rd minute. "They are part of this legend and the myth that is Real Madrid". Dani Carvajal was shown a red card for touching the ball with his hand, inside the penalty area. "If you achieve something and think "Ok, now if I need to run 10m I'll only run nine", to try to cheat yourself, that is a massive problem". Yet on Christmas Day Twitter removed that post from Suarez's feed citing copyright infringement. Read More »

Turkish President Erdogan signs defence, investment deals in Tunisia

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The leaders signed four separate agreements, pledging to work together in the fields of defence, trade and the environment, Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported. Turkey is a supporter of the Syrian opposition, which said Assad should have no role in any future political transition. Later on Wednesday, Erdogan will hold a one-on-one meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. Read More »

10 reportedly injured after blast rips through supermarket in St Petersburg

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An AFP correspondent at the scene observed first responders and police as well as a vehicle belonging the Federal Security Service (FSB), which investigates acts of terror. An official from the Emergencies Ministry was quoted by TASS news agency as saying: "There was a bang". The city was targeted in a bombing earlier this year on April 3, when 14 people were killed and dozens more injured in an attack by a suicide bomber on a passenger train in the city's metro system. Read More »

Rajya Sabha: Logjam over PM remarks on Manmohan end after Jaitley clarification

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The tweet was accompanied by a video of the relevant portion of the Prime Minister's "conspiracy with Pakistan " speech, made at the height of the campaign for Gujarat assembly elections. "I, on behalf of my party, say that we disassociate from any comments made by any member during elections that may have hurt PM's dignity, also we don't want any such thing to be said in future". Read More »

Sandbag thrown from bridge hits vehicle, and teens charged with murder

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Marquise Byrd, 22, died in a Toledo-area hospital following a critical injury sustained after he was struck by the sandbag. The youths have been in custody since the December 19 incident, Olender said. They were charged with felonious assault, but now face murder charges after Byrd's passing. "Once we look at that, we'll take age into consideration when deciding what ultimately is the charge in this case", Olender continued, noting that the murder charge will stay. Read More »

Why Volvo Cars' Chinese Owner Is Betting Big on Volvo Trucks

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But in 1999 that all changed when Ford bought Volvo Cars from AB Volvo, makers of Volvo Trucks. AB Volvo offers a range of commercial trucks, construction trucks, and buses and owns a 45-percent stake in Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, one of China's largest truck manufacturers. Read More »

Malegaon blast: Will now fight against UAPA charges, says Purohit's wife

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As per reports, the charges against Ramesh Upadhyay, Sameer Kulkarni, Prasad Purohit, Sudhakar Dwivedi will also be dropped, charges will be framed against them under the UAPA Act as their discharge plea from the case has been rejected. The Special NIA court has said that Sadhvi Pragya "cannot be exonerated of conspiracy charges as she was aware of the motorcycle being used for the conspiracy", in its judgment that has asked for fresh trial under Sections 16 and 18 of the UAPA, and various ... Read More »

White House's iconic magnolia tree to be cut down

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Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, on Tuesday said that the decision was not an impromptu one. A piece of White House arboreal history will soon be removed after years of trying to preserve it. In the wake of the Jackson Magnolia's removal, the White House was seemingly prepared. He went further to reveal that the circumstance turned out to be so grave such that in resulted in a major scandal in the course of the presidential campaign of 1828. Read More »

Russia Accuses The US Of Supporting ISIS - Again

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The forces of Islamic State were this year defeated and expelled from nearly all the territory they formerly claimed in Iraq and Syria . Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the main part of the battle with Islamic State in Syria was over, according to the state-run RIA news agency. Read More »

Salman's Birthday: Superstar announces an offer for fans

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Salman grooved to his famous song, "Baby ko Bass Pasand Hai" from Sultan . In another video, Salman is seen having a good time dancing to Ed Sheeran's tunes. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie is a sequel of Ek Tha Tiger . To be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Atul Agnihotri, Bharat will be released on Eid 2019. Read More »

Dominion sending more personnel, equipment to Puerto Rico

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Remote Area Medical (RAM) crews returned from Puerto Rico , which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, after providing care for 2,377 people on the island, according to the organization. Our members provide electricity for about 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The first group from PPL consists of 26 line workers, two mechanics, one safety professional, three engineers (including one who is taking a drone for remote damage assessment) and five ... Read More »

Forecast: Bitter cold and lake snow continues

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Risky wind chills will continue to be a problem. The snow and cold could make roads slick and reduce visibility. Our next chance of accumulating snow will come with a weak area of low pressure moving into lower MI late on Thursday. St. Lawrence County residents received about three to seven of inches of snow from Sunday night to Monday morning, but were only expected to experience one to two inches, if not a dusting, today and for the rest of the week. Read More »

Family of British woman jailed in Egypt fear for her mental health

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Ms Plummer's family said she was taking the tablets for her Egyptian partner, who suffers from severe back pain and had no idea what she was doing was wrong. "Obviously that's even more devastating for my mum because she's not got to say goodbye to Laura", Rachel Plummer said. She did not try to hide them, they said. Read More »

Ball-size meteor stuns New England

The fireball wasn't a missile, but a pint-sized meteor that was likely only about the size of a golf ball. Spectators tweeted about the meteor describing it as a ball of very bright light. NASA has identified the larger bits of space rocks that are potentially risky, Janes said. Even in the era of the cellphone camera, few witnesses were able to take photos of the spectacle. Read More »

Marouane Fellaini Hints At Manchester United Exit

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And while he insists he has no problem with any aspect at United, Fellaini admits he may be open to a move away from Manchester at the end of the current campaign. "This is my 10th season in England". Except for the very first at Manchester, I only knew good times. "We talked about it (with Mourinho)", he added.:The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players". Read More »

Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

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Residents took to social media to post stunning photos of the whiteout, with meteorologists attributing the 58 inches of snow that fell over Christmas Day, Monday, to 5 p.m. During the autumn and early winter, cold air pours over the relatively warm lake waters, picking up moisture and depositing it as snow. - How's this for a white Christmas? Forecasters say the heavy storms this week are a outcome of lake-effect snow, a phenomenon in which cold air combines with warmer lake water to ... Read More »