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Leclerc joins Ericsson at Sauber for 2018

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However, Ericsson's future had been in doubt after he ended the season as the only driver to compete in every race without scoring a point. During a press conference held at Alfa Romeo's museum on Saturday, Leclerc and Ericsson took the wraps off the squad's proposed 2018 livery, which was presented on one of the team's showcars. Read More »

NSA employee pleads guilty to removing classified information

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The case's details match reports of an NSA worker who had government hacking tools copied from his home computer by Kaspersky Lab software. Pho is the third person working for the NSA to be arrested for removing classified information since October of past year - with contractor Reality Winner and NSA employee Harold Martin III preceding him. Read More »

First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

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Arvind Paranjpye, director of the Nehru Planetarium at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, told The Indian Express that the supermoon appears to be nearly 14 per cent larger and about 30 per cent brighter than the normal full moon, as seen from Earth. This weekend will be a good time to relax, look up at the sky and take in the glowing moon. While the moon is undoubtedly both bigger and brighter than usual, our eyes tend to trick us into seeing the moon as larger than it truly is. Read More »

Missing Columbia County teen found in upstate NY

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According to Murray Smith, the public relations officer for the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the police believed that there was the "blossoming of a potential relationship", between Frisina and Rodriguez, ABC News reported . Rodriguez is now being held in a NY jail and faces a charge of interfering with the custody of a minor. Frisina has family in NY and Rodriguez has family in Canada and possibly Pennsylvania, Murray Smith, public information officer for the Columbia County Sheriff's ... Read More »

Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

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One prior holdout, Sen. The Senate debated the legislation late into Thursday and adjourned, putting off any votes until Friday morning. He can afford to lose only two votes while counting on Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie. Another faction to be reckoned with: senators supporting millions of businesses whose owners report the firm's profits on their individual tax returns. Read More »

Rescue mission ends for missing Argentinian submarine

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Relatives of Mario Armando Toconas, crew member of the missing ARA San Juan submarine, hug outside the navy base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Friday, Dec. It was advised to divert to Mar del Plata to have the problem fixed, and the captain later commuincated via satellite phone that the problem had been contained. Read More »

Explosive device defused in German city of Potsdam

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Police said the "unconventional explosive device" contained no detonator and was incapable of exploding. Police were called and the area was evacuated. A failed Tunisian asylum seeker drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016, killing 12 people and injuring another 56. The development comes almost one year after 11 people were killed when a Tunisian Islamist hijacked a truck, killed its driver then rammed the vehicle into a Christmas market. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Strength and resilience after the storm

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It was the 10th most intense Atlantic storm by barometric pressure. This is basically a measurement of all the energy that storms collectively produce. The team says that several factors likely combined to make for such a memorable year, including an El Niño that was anticipated in the spring of 2017 but did not develop. Read More »

Four cars stolen every hour in Delhi in 2016: NCRB

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While the state recorded 14.5% of the total cases of crimes against women, it accounted for 12.4% of the total number of rape cases, second only to Madhya Pradesh , which recorded 12.5% of the total rape cases in 2016. In West Bengal alone, 520 cases were reported against foreign nationals, followed by 91 in Karnataka, 80 in Goa, 64 in Tamil Nadu and 56 in Maharashtra. Read More »

Critics Bash First Lady Melania Trumpâ??s White House Christmas Decorations

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Trump has even been critical of President Barack Obama's approach to the holiday, and many people have been pointing out how the Obama's Christmas cards read "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas". "Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!" Donald Trump continues to peddle conspiracy theories to aides and senators behind closed doors, according to reports. Read More »

Was Padmavati controversy created only for publicity? Bhansali grilled by MP panel

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Actor Nana Patekar on Thursday said threats to actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali regarding the release of their controversial film " Padmavati " are "wrong and unacceptable". The judges reiterated that it is the prerogative of the national censor board to review the film and make a decision on whether it is suitable for screening. Read More »

TCU rings in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting

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Over at High Country Christmas Trees , which has a shop in Huntsville on Four Mile Post Road, they are also selling trees fast. This is because of a drought and recesson that happened years ago. Experts say there is a shortage of trees and with demand higher than in past years, finding that flawless tree is going to be harder than ever. "The drought effects you the year you plant the seedlings". Read More »

New Year's Eve terror attack foiled, man arrested

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Victoria and Australian Federal Police tracked Ali Khalif Shire Ali and said he planned to shoot "as many people as he could" in an attack in Melbourne's CBD. People convicted of those crimes in Australia face a maximum penalty of life in prison. Keenan added that in December 2016, the police had taken four extremist in custody over a similar plot to attack Federal Square and other public places in Melbourne . Read More »

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding WILL Be Televised!!

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Kensington Palace said that Windsor Castle, a royal residence west of London, had become "a special place" for the couple. It's likely that it will take place on one of the bank holiday weekends, which fall on both the first and last weekends of May, however it doesn't look likely at this stage that we'll be given an extra day off to celebrate. Read More »

Transgender people can enlist in military on January 1, judge says

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A federal judge has ruled that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis can not further delay opening the military to transgender recruits, which clears the way for transgender people to enlist January 1. "Any action by any of the Defendants that changes this status quo is preliminarily enjoined", Kollar-Kotelly wrote in the Monday memo. But opponents of Trump's ban can celebrate another win with Kollar-Kotelly's latest ruling allowing for the enlistment of transgender military servicepeople. Read More »

Susan Sarandon Has Some Interesting Theories About Harvey Weinstein and Hillary Clinton

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Ahead of the 2016 election, as Democrats urged women to vote Clinton because she's a woman, Sarandon resisted the call, saying that she does not "vote with [her] vagina". The actress told The Guardian over the weekend that Clinton was "very, very unsafe", and that "we would be at war" if she had been elected. According to the Guardian , Susan Sarandon has also been accused of failing to check her white privilege. Read More »

'Anti-Terrorism' Muslim Alliance Meets in Saudi, Qatar Excluded

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Today's meeting coincides with an escalation in tensions between Saudi and Iran, particularly over wars in Syria and Yemen and the political structure of multi-confessional Lebanon. The Saudi Crown Prince offered condolences to Egypt over a deadly mosque attack in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, in which 305 people were killed and scores injured. Read More »

Kerala 'love' case: 'Never forced to convert', says Hadiya

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The court will also deal with the plea filed by Hadiya's father for an in-camera hearing. Earlier, Sheffin Jahan, husband of Hadiya filed a complaint stating that attempts are being made to reconvert her to Hinduism ahead of her being produced in Supreme Court on Monday. Read More »

Congressman steps down from top post amid sexual harassment investigation

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Jerrold Nadler of NY, the second-ranking Democrat on the judiciary committee, said in a statement: "Conyers has a 50-year legacy of advancing the cause of justice, and my job moving forward is to continue that critical work". "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics", Conyers said Sunday. The House Ethics Committee is investigating Conyers after receiving allegations of sexual harassment and age discrimination involving staff members ... Read More »

Vasco Da Gama Express derailed, three killed

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He said Rs 5 lakh would be given as ex-gratia to the kin of the dead, Rs 1 lakh for those with grievous injuries and Rs 50,000 for those with simple injuries. North Central Railway spokesperson Amit Malviya told IANS that a train with the remaining passengers left for Patna at 7.25 a.m. from Manikpur. About two hours after the Vasco Da Gama Express accident, a Paradeep-Cuttack goods train went off rails between Goraknath and Raghunathpur in Odisha at 5.55 am. Read More »