Blizzard, ice cripple Great Plains, leaving thousands without electricity (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Otter Tail Power Co. issued a statement alerting customers in its service area that freezing rain and ice were taking a toll on power lines and causing numerous outages. That stretch remained closed Monday. "The heaviest snow and worst of the blizzard conditions will occur from Rapid City, South Dakota , to Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota ", AccuWeather Meteor... [Full Article...]

President-Elect Trump Names Sean Spicer White House Press Secretary

President-Elect Trump Names Sean Spicer White House Press Secretary Another Trump spokesman, Jason Miller , who joined the campaign in June, will serve as director of communications. The president-elect named Hope Hicks, who has been Trump's spokesperson since the start of his presidential bid, White House director of strategic communications. [Full Article...]

Christmas special! WhatsApp messages, SMS greetings for your loved ones

Christmas special! WhatsApp messages, SMS greetings for your loved ones Gunner Joe O'Shea said: "To my wife and two wonderful girls, a very merry Christmas and I can't wait to see you in the new year". Share these quotes from famous people with your family and friends to wish them a merry Christmas. Be thankful and Merry Christmas! For those of you that would like to catch up on some of our best test drives of the year, head over to our reviews section. [Full Article...]

Tottenham fans react with humour to Michel Vorm contract update

Lloris, 29, joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has made over 150 league appearances for the club. Spurs have only lost twice in the league this season, and now lie in 5th place, within striking distance of the top four and rivals Arsenal. [Full Article...]

Highlights From the Anti-Trump Electoral College Tantrums

Highlights From the Anti-Trump Electoral College Tantrums Arkansas voters strongly favored the Republican nominee in the November vote and the state's six electors followed the voters' collective bidding on Monday, casting all six of Arkansas' electoral votes for Trump. Trump emphasized he was ready to work hard to unite the country and "make it great again". "They were solid for our president, Donald J. Trump, our president-elect, and (Vice-presid... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump spoke with Bill Clinton about the elections' results

Donald Trump spoke with Bill Clinton about the elections' results Colorado has nine electoral votes. Supporters of the compact are aiming to get enough states on board before the 2020 presidential election. Trump has already dismissed those results repeatedly, taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning claiming he would have won if the victor was based on the candidate with the most votes. [Full Article...]

Officer on restricted duty after Texas woman's controversial arrest seen on video

This mother reports TO THE POLICE in Fort Worth that a grown man choked her son. "He can't prove to me that he did or didn't, but it doesn't matter", Craig said . Their attorney, Lee Merritt , told The Root that as of Thursday afternoon Craig had not been released but her daughter was no longer in custody. The video of the wild experience had more than 50,000 shares and was seen more than ... [Full Article...]

Lots of Choices for Christmas Church

Lots of Choices for Christmas Church Rev. Stevie Berry is the pastor. No overflow seating will be available at the 11 p.m. service, which will also be broadcast by Time Warner Cable News on Channel 14 and Channel 200. 24. Many other churches are having earlier services on Christmas, also. The Learning Center preschool will be closed through January 2. Office hours Mon. [Full Article...]

Florida Supreme Court: At least 200 inmates given unconstitutional death sentences

Florida , the Legislature was forced to re-write death sentencing laws. The court said 45 percent of death row inmates, 172 total, were all sentenced after that case. Florida's death penalty has been under siege for the past year. The Florida Supreme Court then followed up by saying all death sentences would require a jury unanimously mandating death. [Full Article...]

Suspects wanted for triple homicide at Jackson pawn shop arrested in Kansas

Suspects wanted for triple homicide at Jackson pawn shop arrested in Kansas These two people are wanted for questioning in connection with a Pascagoula burglary investigation. Authorities say two suspects in a deadly pawn shop robbery in MS have been arrested in Kansas. Several days later, they they went into Bill's Pawn Jewelry Coin/Stamp Exchange and murdered the owner, Cleveland Mosley, 81, and two of his employees, Robert Ivy, 60, and Ted McLemore, 77. [Full Article...]

North Carolina to repeal anti-transgender HB2 'bathroom bill'

North Carolina to repeal anti-transgender HB2 'bathroom bill' What this means for the repeal of HB2 remains unclear. Last week, the Republican-led legislature passed bills stripping Cooper of some of his powers. The Charlotte City Council met Monday and voted unanimously to repeal the ordinance enacted in early 2016. [Full Article...]

Officer Helps Frazzled Student With Tie

Folczyk took the tie back from Keeney and re-tied it. When the two get out of their vehicles, Folczyk tells Keeney he stopped him for his speed going down Eighth Street. "I went back and met with him for about 30 minutes and he taught me!" The student was given a verbal warning. The Menomonie police chief later invited Keeney to the station for a lesson on tying on necktie so he wouldn't get i... [Full Article...]

Warrant Shines Light on FBI Election Antics

According to the warrant , law enforcement officials had asked the judge to authorize the search of a silver Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop computer. "The FBI should not have sought it, and the Magistrate Judge should not have granted it", he said. Weiner and Abedin reportedly shared the laptop. In the search warrant application, that number is 81 email chains containing information classifi... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama: Election 'painful' to watch

The First Lady admitted while she is committed to making sure the Presidential transition goes smoothly, the election cycle was hard to experience. The first lady, who also graces this month's Vogue cover, is in some ways making a closing argument for her own legacy through these exit interviews. [Full Article...]

Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states

More people have been leaving IL than any other state, according to a report from the United States Census Bureau. In all, the state lost an estimated 1,054 people, a 0.2 percent drop. The estimates show the nation's population grew less than 1 percent. The rate of growth has stalled over the past year. Over the past six years, New York's total outflow to other states was 846,669 people - ou... [Full Article...]

Maine Democratic Elector's Vote for Sanders Declared Out of Order

Maine Democratic Elector's Vote for Sanders Declared Out of Order Bernie Sanders when he casts his ballot today's Electoral College vote. The brief proceedings here in a nondescript conference room on the state capital's third floor began with another elector, John Bickel, asking whether there was any penalty for electors who cast their ballots for someone other than the victor of the statewide vote. [Full Article...]

Merriam-Webster names 'surreal' word of the year

Dictionary Merriam-Webster has named " surreal " as its word of the year . "So what's truly remarkable this year about " surreal " is that so many different stories led people to look it up". Results have varied since then. What one word can sum up a year marked by an endlessly brutal presidential election and a parade of celebrity deaths? The company's data-driven approach measures the wo... [Full Article...]

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott won't be fined for jump into Salvation Army kettle

On Sunday night, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finished off his touchdown with the holiday-themed celebration of jumping in a giant Salvation Army kettle. "No, [Cowboys coach Jason Garrett] wasn't happy about it with the penalty for special teams", Elliott said. A Salvation Army spokesman told TMZ that the organization saw a spike in donations in the hours after Elliott jumped int... [Full Article...]

NY hedge fund founder, 6 others arrested in federal fraud case

NY hedge fund founder, 6 others arrested in federal fraud case The Latest on a hedge fund founder and six others charged with fraud (all times local): 4:15 p.m. They're accused of inflating the book value of unprofitable oil projects to make the fund's performance look better. As the situation turned desperate, the suspects allegedly defrauded investors by overvaluing the company's largest assets, concealing cash flow problems at Platinum's signature fund a... [Full Article...]

Snopes and ABC Join Forces to Stop Fake News

Fake news stories spread as quickly as the authentic ones according to President Barack Obama. Because hoaxers make money when they pose as legit news organizations and direct users to their ad-filled sites, Facebook is getting rid of the ability to spoof domains. [Full Article...]

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