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Author: 0 Watch up close the transformer blaze turn the NY skyline blue

Con Edison confirmed there had been a fire at a power substation in Queens, saying on Twitter that it was working with the New York Fire Department and would provide further details later. NY fire officials said they were investigating the "transformer incident" after receiving numerous reports of "explosions" in Long Island City and Astoria.

World Trump declares end to U.S. policeman role in surprise Iraq visit
Author: 0 Trump declares end to U.S. policeman role in surprise Iraq visit

Reuters' political reporter Steve Holland, who flew on Air Force One's flight to Iraq, said the plane's shades were drawn and lights were out for much of the 11-hour trip to increase security. "(The generals) said again, recently, can we have more time? "We've knocked them out", he said. Trump sought to highlight the achievements of the four year war on ISIS, including what he said was the liberation of 20,000 square miles of territory and 3 million civilians.

World Twitter Compares Donald Trump's Response On Santa Claus Question To JFK's
Author: 0 Twitter Compares Donald Trump's Response On Santa Claus Question To JFK's

Collman said she didn't know what " marginal " meant but agreed with Trump. Trump asked . When she responded, "Yes, sir", the president added, "Because at 7, that's marginal, right?" Collman told The Post and Courier that she was surprised to hear the president on the other end of the line and, if she had a chance to speak to him again, she would ask about his family.

World Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown
Author: 0 Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown

Further illustrating how far apart Democrats and the President are from each other, Meadows said, "I see no evidence that would suggest he would come even close to 1.3" billion dollars in spending for the wall. During a televised December 11 meeting with Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Trump had said he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security" but has since shifted the blame to Democrats.

World Winter storm creates hard travel conditions
Author: 0 Winter storm creates hard travel conditions

The storm is expected to begin around daybreak today and snow will fall for several hours. Some areas were under winter weather advisors and would likely get 2 to 5 inches though from Valentine to Ainsworth, and southwest to North Platte the snow could reach accumulations of 13 inches, according to the NWS.

World Authorities close airport as Italy's Mount Etna erupts
Author: 0 Authorities close airport as Italy's Mount Etna erupts

Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology said that around 130 earthquakes have been rocking the volcano since 08:00 GMT. A new, 2-kilometer (1.25 mile) fissure opened up Monday on a stretch of uninhabited slope near Mount Etna's southeast crater.

World Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule
Author: 0 Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

Trump had faced criticism for not yet visiting USA troops stationed in harm's way as he comes up on his two-year mark in office. Mr Trump has said he would travel to Afghanistan at some point. Vice President Mike Pence visited Afghanistan in December 2017, not long after Trump outlined a strategy to break the stalemate in America's longest war.

World Trump and Melania make surprise visit to Iraq
Author: 0 Trump and Melania make surprise visit to Iraq

Air Force One stopped at Ramstein Air Force Base in south-west Germany on his way back from Iraq, where he had visited USA troops in harm's way for the first time, two years into his presidency. The couple visited al-Asad airbase in western Iraq for about three and a half hours. Trump has also wanted to end protracted USA involvement in overseas conflicts, and to force allies to pay more for the costs that he says fall disproportionately on American taxpayers, a point he made again on ...

World Russian Federation ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile - Putin
Author: 0 Russian Federation ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile - Putin

In Wednesday's test, the weapon was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. "This is a big success and a big victory ", he said . "Despite pressure from the United States, the Russian military will increase its cooperation with the PLA in areas such as missiles, shipbuilding and other sectors", he said.

World Indonesia Extends Exclusion Zone Around Volcano That Caused Tsunami
Author: 0 Indonesia Extends Exclusion Zone Around Volcano That Caused Tsunami

After raising the volcano's alert level on Thursday, authorities went on to impose a five-kilometer exclusion zone. It was a solemn Christmas for the congregation in Indonesia's Carita, a seaside town left reeling from the tsunami that has killed over 400 people and devastated the western coast of Java, as many churchgoers have fled the area for fear of further disasters.

World Authorities searching for man who killed California officer
Author: 0 Authorities searching for man who killed California officer

He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Shivy has revealed that once Singh's parents arrive in California they will they be able to confirm funeral details for the late Newman police Officer. The truck has a hood scoop and a paper license plate that says "AR Auto", according to CNN affiliate KOVR . Singh is survived by his wife, Anamika, and a 5-month-old son, authorities said.

World Strong winter storm to impact Colorado Wednesday
Author: 0 Strong winter storm to impact Colorado Wednesday

Willmar is just north of the transition line between snow and rain. The heaviest snowfall is expected late tonight through Thursday night. On Tuesday, the storm caused a chain-reaction accident at 6:30 a.m. Higher wind speeds could happen toward the end of the storm, around Thursday night and Friday morning. Duluth, like Bemidji, is under a winter storm warning, and could get wind gusts of up to 25 miles per hour on both Thursday and Friday.

World Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant
Author: 0 Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant

I'll call it whatever they want. Jessica Tarlov noted a possible solution to the shutdown could have been the offer from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of $1.6 billion for "border security" - an offer Trump rejected. 24, 2018. Because the government is around 75 percent funded this time around, many employees will be paid through mid-January, but after that, furloughed federal employees' paychecks will begin to dry up, according to officials with the American ...

World Christians in Nairobi throng churches to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ
Author: 0 Christians in Nairobi throng churches to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ

During his stay among us we learnt of the healing power of Jesus of Nazareth; the child whose birth in the grotto in Bethlehem we are celebrating". Speaking through their Bishops, Rt Rev. On this occasion, I join my Christian brethren and sisters to pray for peace and harmony in the world. "When you look at all the things that are happening around us, you would think that there is nothing to rejoice for".

World Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry
Author: 0 Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

Immediately afterwards the gunmen opened fire and two of them managed to get inside and blow themselves up. Heavy smoke rose from the building, which was surrounded by security forces, as people were rushed to the hospital. Bach Agha said he found "zero weapons and zero vehicles" in the ministry's warehouses when he took up his job in October. The extremist group used its Amaq media outlet to claim that three of its members carried out the attack on Tuesday.

World Donald Trump Demands Wall for Christmas During Shutdown
Author: 0 Donald Trump Demands Wall for Christmas During Shutdown

When Trump was asked on Tuesday if he was willing to negotiate a lesser amount than the $5 billion he has demanding, he said , "It's complicated. we want the wall money to be increased". Those being furloughed include 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service and almost everyone at NASA. Democrats say a physical barrier would be expensive and ineffective.

World Trump defends his Syria pullout while on surprise visit to Iraq
Author: 0 Trump defends his Syria pullout while on surprise visit to Iraq

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Trump's visit, with First Lady Melania Trump , Wednesday afternoon with a photo of the President and First Lady posing with troops. In retaliation, Trump moved Sunday to oust him ahead of schedule, directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver the news to Mattis because the president was not on speaking terms with his outgoing defense secretary.

World Country Artists Share Merry Christmas Wishes To You and Yours
Author: 0 Country Artists Share Merry Christmas Wishes To You and Yours

Let the Christmas bring joy to your life and family. Big & Rich6. Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins7. However, spare a thought for all those who won't be spending the day with family and friends such as carers, emergency services staff and people whose jobs mean they are on call on the day.

World Mount Etna-Linked Earthquake Jolts Sicily, Injures 10
Author: 0 Mount Etna-Linked Earthquake Jolts Sicily, Injures 10

Many people spent the hours after the quake sleeping in their cars. This also prompted Sicily's Catania airport on Italy's eastern coast to be shut down because of poor visibilty. Debris of a partially collapsed house sit on the street in Fleri, Sicily Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Some stone walls along fields and local roads crumbled.

World UAE says princess Sheikha Latifa living with her family in Dubai
Author: 0 UAE says princess Sheikha Latifa living with her family in Dubai

Sheikha Latifa is receiving the necessary care and support she requires". "The documents respond to and rebut false allegations that have been made about Her Highness, providing evidence that she is alive and living with her family in Dubai", the statement said.

World 51 units in Sydney high rise declared unsafe
Author: 0 51 units in Sydney high rise declared unsafe

About 2.45pm on Monday concerns were raised over the structural integrity of the 30-storey residential building on Brushbox Street. The Opal Tower in Sydney was evacuated on Monday after residents reported hearing cracking noises. Some residents of Opal Tower were also allowed to return, although not those living in the section of the building where the crack had been found.

World Ginsburg working from hospital bed after cancer surgery
Author: 0 Ginsburg working from hospital bed after cancer surgery

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore responded to news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been ailing by giving her the place of honor on his Christmas tree. Rusch, M.D., FACS, were malignant, the release continued. Doctors said there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Though it remains unknown when Ginsburg, who has never missed arguments, will return home, the court next meets on January 7.

World Shutdown Won't End Until Wall Funded
Author: 0 Shutdown Won't End Until Wall Funded

In a joint statement, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY held Trump responsible for the shutdown - - as well as for the whirlwind week of controversy leading up to Christmas Day.

World Trump tells boy that believing in Santa Claus at 7 is 'marginal'
Author: 0 Trump tells boy that believing in Santa Claus at 7 is 'marginal'

Trump said while he and First Lady Melania Trump answered telephone calls from children following the Santa tracker operated by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or Norad. As of 3:19 pm he is over Lome, Togo working his way around the world delivering Christmas gifts to all . Trump asked the boy, who reportedly is named Coleman, in video footage that has since gone viral.

World 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant dies in USA custody on Christmas Day
Author: 0 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant dies in USA custody on Christmas Day

Once there, CBP said the boy was diagnosed with a cold, but when evaluated for release doctors discovered he had a fever. "The child was held for an additional 90 minutes for observation and then released from the hospital mid-afternoon on December 24 with prescriptions for amoxicillin and Ibuprofen".