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NGT: Shut power plants, stop construction on bad air days


Thick smog had shrouded Delhi post-Diwali and levels of particulate matter - PM 2.5 and PM 10 - breached the maximum level of 500 across the national capital. Launching a crackdown against old vehicles to tackle air pollution in the city, about 236 non-distant vehicles were returned at borders and denied entry by the police in Delhi on Tuesday. Read More »

Temperatures plummet overnight, cool finish to the weekend

Click the image below to see the low temperature forecast for Saturday morning. Sunday will feature a good amount of sunshine but temperatures will likely remain below normal throughout the day. More sun is expected Monday, but forecasters anticipate some clouds will roll in overnight that night, with rain chances appearing Tuesday. Temperature are expected to fall between 27 and 32 degrees. Read More »

Chicago Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree-Lighting


Performances and special appearances included cast members from "Stomp", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical", the Chicago Community Chorus and Santa and Mrs. In 1966, the tree was moved to Daley Plaza where it has been for the last 48 years with one exception: in 1982 the tree was moved to State St. and Wacker Dr. Read More »

Hate crimes against Muslims up by 67 percent

How odd that state and national governments that promote the slogan, "If you see something, say something", are so eager to reach into their grab bag of hate-crime statutes that many Americans - notably, San Bernardino neighbors who did not report their suspicions about the murderous couple in the weeks leading up to the massacre - are afraid to "say something". Read More »

Man arrested in death of boy found dismembered in Chicago


Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said authorities have charged Kamel Harris, of Rockford, Ill., with first-degree murder and concealing a homicide. Parts of the boy's body were recovered from a lagoon in Chicago's Garfield Park over Labor Day weekend in 2015. Both women left their children in the care of the high school friend's father who lives in Rockford, an official said. Read More »

Penn students targeted in racist, violent GroupMe campaign


She says Penn police have been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Boren said the student has been temporarily suspended. Students of color have since organized to address the concerns about the messages and the rise in hate speech over the past several days. Read More »

Jurors award $3M in defamation suit against Rolling Stone

A jury on Monday awarded $3 million to a University of Virginia administrator who was defamed in a Rolling Stone magazine piece about an alleged gang rape on campus. While the article disappeared, Eramo had been painted as playing a major role in the university's ignoring the rape, including discouraging Jackie from reporting it. Read More »

Spruce from New York will star as Rockefeller Christmas tree


The tree will be wrapped with more than 50,000 multi-colored, energy efficient LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski star. The trees are not always from New York State however. Rockefeller Center has lit a tree annually since 1933, WNBC reported. After it is removed from Rockefeller Plaza, the tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be used in the construction of new homes. Read More »

Police plan arrest in attack on autistic teenage runner


According to police reports , two witnesses said MacDonald got out of his vehicle and violently pushed Chase, who is almost nonverbal as a result of his autism, to the ground. On Oct. 14, Chase Coleman was participating in a cross-country run in Rochester , New York, when he accidentally strayed from the race route and onto a road. Read More »

Kelly Clarkson Wigs Out For A Cappella Cover of Sia's 'Chandelier'


The 58-year-old television personality and 34-year-old singer dressed and performed as the " Chandelier " songstress on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and Facebook Live, respectively. "Which is why I'm no longer welcome at Bed, Bath, and Beyond", she quipped. Check out some of Ellen's costumes in the past years in her show. Next, she posted a fast-forwarded video of her glam squad doing something major to her face, while her hair was pulled back completely from her face. Read More »

Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state


Senate, where he was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and at one point served alongside Clinton, when she was a senator from NY. Plus, leaked emails from the Clinton team confirm that they were concerned about a primary challenge from Biden; appointing her former rival would be reminiscent of Obama's bold, Lincoln-esque pick for secretary of State. Read More »

The Al Smith Dinner Highlights


At one point at the event, which raised $6 million for Catholic charities supporting children, Trump said Clinton was "pretending not to hate Catholics". I'm going to be able to do it. For instance, Hillary believes that it's vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private. Read More »

Iraqi special forces join battle in Mosul

The closer the Iraqi and coalition forces get to the city, the more hard the fighting is likely to become, and the more risky for the millions of civilians trapped in the city. Turkish warnings about sectarian clashes in Mosul if Shiite militia are involved in the operation in the mainly Sunni region also drew Iraq's ire. Read More »

United Nations appoints Wonder Woman as ambassador

The initiative, dubbed " All the Wonders We Can Do", will focus on gender equality and women's empowerment, one of the UN's global goals for the next 15 years. So today Wonder Woman means different things to different people at different times. Reportedly around fifty staff members at the United Nations showed their disapproval by turning their backs to the stage during the ceremony, whilst an online petition against the appointment has had over a thousand signatures. Read More »

Four students hurt in shooting outside high school

Officers initially thought it was an active shooter incident because the victims were in the school building. Department spokesperson Carlos Manfredi stated that the female victim, "was shot in the upper extremities and suffered life-threatening injuries". Read More »

GOP's Portman, Democrat Strickland, face off in 1st debate


Former Gov. Ted Strickland and incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, to write the Leveling the Playing Field Act, which bans the dumping of steel by foreign countries to manipulate prices in the United States. Mr. Strickland fired back that he balanced the budget, as required by law. Questioned about his record on cutting funding for drug addiction services, Strickland said his entire record as governor shows - except during the height of the recession- that his administration increased ... Read More »

Space station launch set in Virginia, 2 years after blast


EDT from the Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's eastern shore, but final tests will be conducted Saturday to determine launch readiness. NASA announced on Tuesday that the launch would not take place earlier than Sunday, Oct. Hurricane Nicole is not only forcing closures and cancellations in Bermuda. This is the first launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in almost two years, since Orbital ATK's Cygnus CRS OA-3 ISS resupply mission exploded just seconds after liftoff, on ... Read More »

Your Cancer Answers: When should a woman start getting regular screening mammograms?

Above all else, she said, women need to talk to their health care providers about mammograms. "If you are under 50, you need to be breast aware - know the normal look and feel of your breasts so you can report changes to your doctor". Most physicians who treat cancer patients still use standard guidelines regarding screening and think that this will not only help find cancers at an earlier stage and save lives but have other benefits as well. Read More »

Striking Minnesota nurses have tentative agreement


Governor Tina Smith. Understandings on other workplace issues reached in previous negotiation sessions were upheld in Tuesday's tentative agreement, including 24-hour security in hospital emergency departments and the establishment of a task force to review units and shifts where charge nurses are regularly assigned patient loads that make it hard for them to perform other duties. Read More »

Wildstein: Christie told about traffic problems

Mr. Wildstein, who has admitted being the culprit behind the lane closings in 2013, testified as prosecutors showed a series of photographs of him, Mr. Edge" wouldn't be involved in politics, referring to Wildstein's use of the pseudonym "Wally Edge" while publishing a New Jersey politics website, according to the report . Read More »

Trump Camp Fires Virginia Chair After He Stages Protest Outside Of RNC


The protest drew dozens of angry Trump supporters. Corey Stewart, a candidate for governor next year and a Trump loyalist in the state, has been let go from his unsalaried, but influential position, according to a Trump campaign source. John Whitbeck, the Republican Party's Virginia chairman, called Stewart's firing "disappointing" but said he supports the campaign's "decision to remove their Virginia chairman". Read More »

Tim Kaine Regrets Not Attacking Mike Pence on LGBT Rights

Lauer then asked Pence to react to assertions that the governor could not defend some of the real-estate magnate's most controversial statements. In Grantville, Pennsylvania, Pence had this to say about his own performance: "Some people think I won.From where I sat, Donald Trump won that debate". Read More »

Browns have not learned to win close games

Beyond that, Cousins was content to work a shorter passing game. "I think we'll grow and learn from all of these experiences that we're having right now to be better in the future". On the offense, Cleveland is averaging 18.0 points and 368.3 yards per game. -Jackson said Browns right guard Alvin Bailey, who was arrested for driving while impaired early Monday morning, was indeed benched Sunday due to the incident. Read More »

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Promises To Release Pertinent Election Docs

He also said information is on the way about the US election and pledged it would arrive before November 8, Election Day. The forthcoming documents will pertain to Google, the U.S. He told the press conference hosted in Berlin that WikiLeaks had published 10 million leaks over the last 10 years. The fact of the publication of very sensitive data related to Hillary's work as a State Secretary, Assange founds logical. Read More »

Police aware of creepy clown phenomena

It's not Halloween yet but some are taking to Melbourne streets in creepy clown costumes, prompting clown hunts and a warning from police that any threatening behaviour won't be tolerated. The police said while there have been communities where people dressed as clowns have committed crimes, no such crime has happened in Chico and incidents nationally have been exaggerated. Read More »

Donald Trump still believes the Central Park 5 are guilty

It's true. The teens confessed to the crime under duress - including intense interrogation without access to food, water, or sleep. In 2002, all five were cleared after DNA evidence and a confession by another man who took credit for the assault. Read More »

OH poll: Clinton and Trump locked in tight race


Donald Trump denied Thursday that he was suffering from performance anxiety. Bill Clinton's criticism of Obamacare was focused on a specific group of Americans: those who are uninsured and earn too much money to qualify for subsidized coverage. Read More »