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Author: 0 States' rights: New pot rule sparks latest clash with US

Another is the ability of federal prosecutors to win over juries in states where marijuana is legal. The Justice Department is revoking an Obama-era policy that discouraged USA attorneys in states where marijuana had been legalized from bringing charges in marijuana-related crimes.

Worldwide Israeli lawmakers advance bill on death penalty for 'terrorists'
Author: 0 Israeli lawmakers advance bill on death penalty for 'terrorists'

The E.U.is opposing Israel's push to pass a bill that would expand death penalty sentences in the country. The motion, which would allow the Israeli authorities to use the death penalty in cases where Palestinians were involved in "operations against Israeli targets", was initially brought forward by Avigdor Lieberman, who is Israel's defence minister and is well known for his extreme nationalist views.

Worldwide Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes
Author: 0 Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes

Sharif Wadie, the assistant health minister in charge of emergency services, told AFP there were no other casualties but did not elaborate on the extent of the passengers' injuries. The pilot and one tourist survived by jumping from the balloon, officials said at the time. In 2015, at least 19 people, majority Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after a mid-air gas explosion.

Worldwide Flights suspended at JFK due to 'bomb cyclone' storm
Author: 0 Flights suspended at JFK due to 'bomb cyclone' storm

LaGuardia suspended flights around noon and got almost 4 inches of snow, according to the Port Authority. They were all from or headed to Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. "Airline passengers are strongly urged to call their carrier before going to the airports today or later this week and also should not go to the airports unless they have a reservation", the Port Authority alert said.

Worldwide Assemblyman Jones reacts to Gov. Cuomo's speech
Author: 0 Assemblyman Jones reacts to Gov. Cuomo's speech

Supreme typically gives Congress broad power to impose taxes. In his speech in Albany on Wednesday, Cuomo acknowledged that the opioid crisis is ongoing. "I support most of it and it's quite ambitious". Describing the current economic climate in Washington as "the most hostile and aggressive toward NY in history", Cuomo pledged to follow through with his robust plans for investment infrastructure and education despite a project $4 billion state deficit that will be compounded by a $2 ...

Worldwide Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight
Author: 0 Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight

Authorities say the victim fell asleep leaning against the window and that she woke up to a hand in her trousers, and noticed her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned. She said he stopped when she woke up. Price didn't immediately respond to a Free Press request for comment. Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit Airlines , said Thursday the company is fully cooperating with law enforcement and referred all questions to them.

Worldwide North Korea hits own city with Hwasong-12 missile
Author: 0 North Korea hits own city with Hwasong-12 missile

Satellite imagery scanned by the authors shows damage to industrial or agricultural buildings near a residential area. The prospect of nuclear war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula dominated global headlines for the a year ago, but many analysts believe the risk of a nuclear accident could be an even greater threat amid Pyongyang's lax safety regulations.

Worldwide East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'
Author: 0 East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'

Blizzard warnings are in place from North Carolina to New England. A pressure drop of this magnitude shows how much air is being drawn into the storm's circulation, allowing it to gain strength at a quicker, more intensified rate. An additional traffic-related death was also reported in Beaufort. Hull said other terms for the system include a weather bomb, or a Nor'easter. In order to qualify as a "bomb", a storm's pressure has to drop at least 24 millibars in less than 24 hours; it's ...

Author: 0 USA suspends security assistance to Pakistan

The latest USA defense budget signed by Trump in December allocates $700 million in conditional aid to reimburse Pakistan for supporting US military operations in Afghanistan, but the aid is facing more scrutiny. The State Department announced Thursday that it's placing the South Asian nation on a special watch list. Maleeha Lodhi - Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) - set the record straight after her American counterpart Nikki Haley made incendiary remarks ...

Worldwide Tips for sticking to New Year's resolutions
Author: 0 Tips for sticking to New Year's resolutions

Annual studies of internet search data and social media traffic regularly find that weight loss and better fitness are among the top New Year resolutions made by Americans. Are you going to hire an assistant to make cold calls for me?' " Connelly said. "I think it's probably a domino effect, once you give up on one, it's easier to give up on most".

Author: 0 Analysts See $0.56 EPS for CSX Corporation (CSX)

The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that CSX will post 2.21 earnings per share for the current year. Steinberg Global Asset Management stated it has 7,529 shares. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability owns 126,785 shares. CSX Corporation (CSX) has so far tried but failed to beat the consensus-estimated $0.51, with their earning staying at $0.51 per share.

Worldwide Damian Lillard returning tonight vs. Cavs
Author: 0 Damian Lillard returning tonight vs. Cavs

Lillard, 27, has missed the past five games with a right hamstring strain. The Blazers had a tough comeback win last night in Chicago, snapping the Bulls 7-game home winning streak. The game also makes for intriguing viewing as the Cavs on Monday announced that guard Isaiah Thomas would make his season debut after rehabbing a surgically repaired hip.

Worldwide Georgia Bulldogs fans excited for title game
Author: 0 Georgia Bulldogs fans excited for title game

Alabama fans are also likely contributing to this surge in prices, since Tuscaloosa is only five hours away and the Atlanta area has a stout Crimson Tide fanbase. Georgia won the SEC Championship Game in the same building. The average purchase price is less than the average asking price at this point because of more demand for the (relatively) less expensive seats.

Worldwide Days After Hurricane Maria, About Half Of Puerto Rico Has Power
Author: 0 Days After Hurricane Maria, About Half Of Puerto Rico Has Power

About one-third of the island's 425,000 homeowners are behind on their mortgage payments to banks and Wall Street firms that previously bought up distressed mortgages. Army Corps of Engineers task force in Puerto Rico, that number doesn't sound like a success. "We're using everything we can, including CareerSource, to help them find jobs to helping them get into our education system".

Worldwide Preston's Kevin O'Connor scores €1m lottery win
Author: 0 Preston's Kevin O'Connor scores €1m lottery win

The 22-year-old Preston North End defender - who earns around £10,000 a week with the Championship club - was pictured heading into Lotto HQ with family to cash in his winnings. He played with Waterford before joining Cork City. When he [Kevin] came into the supermarket along with his girlfriend it was the very same Kevin of old.

Worldwide Gretchen Carlson Tapped to Run Miss America Organization
Author: 0 Gretchen Carlson Tapped to Run Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization has a new chair-and she's worn the pageant's crown herself. This will be the first time a former Miss America has served as the leader of the almost 100-year-old organization. The new appointees have been handed a challenge, as Haskell's emails already ended the pageant's relationship with its television production partner, Dick Clark Productions.