Major Orchestras Cut Ties With Conductor Charles Dutoit Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The Cleveland Orchestra is the latest organization to announce conductor Charles Dutoit's withdrawal from performances in response to sexual misconduct allegations reported by The Associated Press . The orchestra says in a statement Friday thi... More..

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Pakistan denounced as 'terrorist state' after four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir
by | Sunday, December 24, 2017

Pakistan denounced as 'terrorist state' after four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

Of the four killed, the three have been identified as Army Major, Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas (32) of Bhandara district in Maharashtra, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (34) of Amritsar district in Punjab and Sepoy Par...More..

White House Pushes Back at Times Immigration Report: 'Outrageous'
by | Sunday, December 24, 2017

White House Pushes Back at Times Immigration Report: 'Outrageous'

He then said once 40,000 Nigerian immigrants had seen the U.S., they would never "go back to their huts in Africa", the officials told the paper. The White House unequivocally pushed back on a report that ...More..

Dozens of firefighters tackle large blaze at London Zoo cafe
by | Sunday, December 24, 2017

Dozens of firefighters tackle large blaze at London Zoo cafe

The area also contains a petting zoo and four meerkats are also unaccounted for. One person was taken to hospital and eight were treated at the scene for injuries. "We are all naturally devastated by this, bu...More..

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all

Facebook released a new tool Friday that lets users check whether they fell for propaganda accounts or pages linked to Russian Federation 's attempts to undermine the 2016 election through its "Internet Researc...More..

International Olympic Committee publishes Russian athlete kit rules for 2018 Games
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

International Olympic Committee publishes Russian athlete kit rules for 2018 Games

The latest International Olympic Committee punishment against a Russian athlete comes from the Oswald Commission findings following a forensic and analytic investigation into state-sponsored doping by Russian a...More..

Steve Bannon may run for president
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Steve Bannon may run for president

The article contends that starting with a call to an adviser in October, Bannon has considered running for president if Trump does not run for re-election in 2020. Bannon has previously spoken about how he di...More..

Multiple Oklahoma Counties Under Winter Weather Advisory
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Multiple Oklahoma Counties Under Winter Weather Advisory

Tonight, snow will mix with freezing rain in southern parts of the state, with total accumulations of four to eight inches expected. Monday ( Christmas ) - Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highw...More..

Interim fighter aftermath - US Commerce Dept. upholds duties against Bombardier
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Interim fighter aftermath - US Commerce Dept. upholds duties against Bombardier

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday finalized duties of almost 300 percent on passenger jets made by Bombardier , a win for Boeing , which lodged the complaint against its Canadian rival. Boeing celebr...More..

Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82

Enberg worked for CBS, NBC and ESPN over the course of his almost 60-year career. He most recently served as the TV voice for the San Diego Padres for seven seasons before retiring in 2016. Enberg was honored...More..

Deputies fatally shoot boy when round goes through wall of home
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Deputies fatally shoot boy when round goes through wall of home

Texas sheriff's deputies shot dead a seven-year-old boy after opening fire on a woman trying to break into a home at a San Antonio trailer park. The woman was attempting to break in to the trailer Thursday af...More..

Coroner: Las Vegas gunman shot himself in the mouth
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Coroner: Las Vegas gunman shot himself in the mouth

Their deaths were ruled homicides. Among the casualties in the deadliest mass shooting in present day US history, 21 individuals were shot in the head, 36 passed on with chest and back injuries and one kicked...More..

Australia's first submarine found after century-long search
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Australia's first submarine found after century-long search

Over the years, there have been 13 searches for the vessel, with one in 2004 using a multi-beam sonar aboard a chartered mining survey boat, and another in 2013 involving a navy minehunter. Construction for AE...More..

Ambassador's Claim About Fake News Claim Is Fake News
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Ambassador's Claim About Fake News Claim Is Fake News

The incident is a freaky quagmire of denials and accusations. Hoekstra interjected: "I didn't call that fake news ". "At one point, you mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, ...More..

2G verdict : Congress hits out at Modi government after CBI court's ruling
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

2G verdict : Congress hits out at Modi government after CBI court's ruling

The party said the "2G scam" was based on a figment of the BJP's imagination to come to power at the Centre at any cost and to use these falsehoods as stepping stones for Modi and Jaitley to become the Prime ...More..

OH parents give teachers wine bearing photos of their son
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

OH parents give teachers wine bearing photos of their son

As such, they purchased a bottle of wine for each of the boy's teachers and expertly replaced the label with one of their own. But Mary Sommers of metro Dayton, Ohio said the teachers who taught her son thi...More..

FBI Thwarts Christmas Terror Attack From ISIS Sympathizer
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

FBI Thwarts Christmas Terror Attack From ISIS Sympathizer

According to the FBI , Jameson was a voracious consumer of Islamic State propaganda online, and wrote numerous "social media posts that are supportive of terrorism". The FBI said Jameson was inspired by the t...More..

Nebraska's unemployment rate fall to 2.7 percent; Iowa's at 2.9 percent
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Nebraska's unemployment rate fall to 2.7 percent; Iowa's at 2.9 percent

New Jersey's private sector is employing more people than ever before, according to a report released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. A year ago, it was 6.7 percent. "Maryland's continued job growth,...More..

Elderly couple said 60 pounds of pot was for Christmas presents
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Elderly couple said 60 pounds of pot was for Christmas presents

They were charged with possession to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Although Patrick and Barbara Jiron are 83 and 70, respectively, their age has not slowed down their passion for Christmas or cannabis. T...More..

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Laughs Off US Sanctions
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Laughs Off US Sanctions

The Magnitsky Act is a human rights law that was passed by the US Congress and has been a major source of tension between Washington and Moscow, even before Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 sent bilateral...More..

Russia, Iran holding consultations on Astana 8 meeting
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Russia, Iran holding consultations on Astana 8 meeting

The agenda includes the adoption of a provision on the working group regarding the release of detainees and transferring the remains of any deceased. Alexander Lavrentiev was speaking in Astana, the capital o...More..

North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry

WannaCry infected some 300,000 computers in 150 countries in May, encrypting user files and demanding hundreds of dollars from their owners in exchange for the keys to get their files back. The North was also ...More..

DOJ Prosecutors Looking Into Controversial Obama-era Uranium One Deal
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

DOJ Prosecutors Looking Into Controversial Obama-era Uranium One Deal

The Justice Department has reportedly started questioning FBI agents about evidence they discovered in a previous investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal , as the country's top law enforcement ag...More..

Raul Castro To Step Down in April 2018
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Raul Castro To Step Down in April 2018

Cuba's president is not directly elected by the people, but by the Council of State which is chosen by the National Assembly. Castro had announced on several occasions that he would not accept another term in...More..

Johnson voices support for S Arabia amid Yemen war
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Johnson voices support for S Arabia amid Yemen war

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to hand him a protest note over the US' recent claims that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen were of Iranian origin. The Pen...More..

Fossil isotopes reveal life's diversity 3.5 billion years ago
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Fossil isotopes reveal life's diversity 3.5 billion years ago

This method enabled the scientists to find out the ratios of carbon-12 and carbon-13 in each fossil and thereby, compare them with that portion of rock that didn't have any fossils. Studies such as this one, ...More..

Julio Salinas defends Barcelona in Atletico Madrid row over Griezmann
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Julio Salinas defends Barcelona in Atletico Madrid row over Griezmann

The media source, The Mirror , is inferring that if any complaint to Federation Internationale de Football Association is upheld, Barcelona could well be faced with another transfer ban. Griezmann's current...More..

The first 'Ocean's 8' trailer is here!
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

The first 'Ocean's 8' trailer is here!

Continuing in the family business, she assembles a team of criminals to steal a necklace worth more than $100 million from a celebrity ( Anne Hathaway ) at the annual Met Gala in New York City. Sandra Bullock...More..

by | Friday, December 22, 2017

Messy Snow Ahead, More on Way for Christmas

Our next system is slated to arrive as snow first, and could be central NY as early as 9-11pm Thursday . The snow will follow a warmer, wet start to the weekend. Sunday, Christmas Eve , will likely be quiet we...More..

President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive
by | Friday, December 22, 2017

President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, 58, an American Chabad rabbi, used to be the CEO of a kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in Postville, Iowa, which he had grown into the largest kosher meat producer in the...More..