Snow from tomorrow night is likely to affect England, Scotland and Wales
Only south coast and Lincolnshire and East Anglia expected to be spared
Higher ground in Scotland could see up to 16in of snowfall this weekend
Amber ‘be prepared’ warning for rain in South West today and tomorrow
Winds of up to 50mph in England, 60mph in Wales and 65mph in Scotland
Low temperatures will hover around 4C as our miserable March continues
Much of [...]
The infamous Las Vegas bash held by the obscure General Services Administration wasn’t that unusual after all.
The lavish 2010 conference, which cost over $800,000, had lawmakers fuming last year. But a new congressional report shows taxpayers picked up the tab for at least 894 conferences in 2012 — to the tune of $340 million.
Those figures only cover “big-ticket” conferences — or those that cost $100,000 or more — so the [...]
NEW Inside the Saudi Kingdom BBC Documentary
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California are getting a bit of a respite after two major storms moved through the region, but a third big storm is on the way.
Showers and rain are in the forecast for Saturday, but forecasters say late Saturday and early Sunday a third storm – the biggest of the three – will bring more heavy rain to the area.
With the region soaked from [...]
East Coast Braces for Superstorm
October 27, 2012
Last night, Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm, but since then it’s been reinvigorated and now poses a serious threat to the eastern seaboard.
Here are some of the latest news items concerning the “Frankenstorm” that’s predicted to wreak devastation upon millions:
Sandy Regains Hurricane Status, NJ Gov. Christie Declares State of Emergency
Sandy: Major Impacts Expected in Northeast
‘Frankenstorm’ bears down on US east coast
Thousands march in Madrid against government austerity measures (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
If Obama Wins, Buy IT, Telecom, Sell Materials, Healthcare; If Romey: Buy Staples, Healthcare, Fins, Sell Materials
Japan quake-hit nuclear plant may still be leaking radiation into sea
Berlusconi sentence reduced to one year
Egypt: US issues warning. Americans now targets for kidnapping and murder
Senators demand White House declassify Libya video
WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS: OBAMA Arranged For Muslim Brotherhood To Kidnap Ambassador Stevens For Prisoner [...]
Joshua Rhett Miller
October 25, 2012
Emergency management teams and utilities along the East Coast are bracing for what could be a $1 billion punch as Hurricane Sandy’s 100 mph winds barrel toward the heavily populated region between the Carolina coast and Cape Cod.
The Category 2 storm, which has killed two in the Caribbean as it swept through Cuba and blew toward the Bahamas, may combine with other, rain-heavy weather systems to [...]
(Reuters) – A bitter dispute between unionized public school teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has residents of the third-largest U.S. city bracing for a possible teachers’ strike on Monday in a showdown over education reform that has national implications….
Facebook is expected to post losses when it declares its first quarterly earnings this week since going public.
The technology giant’s disappointing performance follows on from one of the most closely watched initial public offerings of all time in May.
Since being launched, however, Facebook shares have fallen in value and closed on Friday at $28.76 (£22.38) – almost $10 below their initial price.
Market observers are awaiting Thursday’s declaration with interest to [...]
Taking into account the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran during the 2012 Summer Games, the Olympic committee in charge of the London event has formed a special team to prepare for the contingency.
According to the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday., the team — consisting of politicians, diplomats, security officials and organizing committee personnel — wrote in a report that such a strike was entirely possible.
Yedioth reported that the team [...]
Sacked MPs vowed to force their way through a security cordon in a bid to re-open parliament on Tuesday despite a hardline statement from the military.
In what was seen as a warning to President Mohammed Morsi, the military said it expected everyone to respect constitution
The military said it “was confident all institutions of state will respect constitutional decrees,” adding “the importance of the sovereignty of law and the constitution” to [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — Consolidated Edison is closing walk-in centers, suspending meter readings and limiting work on major construction projects now that contract negotiations between the utility and its unionized workers have broken down.
The breakdown comes as New York braces for more extremely hot weather that will increase demand for air conditioning. Con Ed says it is keeping a close watch on its system and has trained managers working on [...]
Japan braces for another storm
Jun. 20, 2012 – Updated 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST)
Japan is bracing for heavy rain from another tropical storm after the strong typhoon Guchol left one dead and more than 80 injured across the country.
Japan’s Metrological Agency says that as of 4 PM Wednesday, tropical storm Talim was at the Taiwan Strait, packing winds of up to about 110 kilometers per hour. The storm is heading northeast [...]
Greek government braces itself for widespread disorder following the suicide of a pensioner outside the Greek parliament and clashes with armed riot police trying to hold back the population:
1,000 mourners gather in the spot where ‘martyr’ died
Dimitris Christoulas, 77, a retired pharmacist, shot himself yards from the Greek parliament
He said state pension had been slashed in suicide note
March 24, 2012
UK activists from Stop the War coalition are to hold a day of action across the country against war with Iran. The demonstrations are planned in 15 major cities including Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.
The coalition’s unit in Nottingham declares on its website, that the United States has always been “tempted to use its overwhelming military strength” to try to make up for its relative [...]
Euro-Area Will Fall Back Into Recession as Breakup Risk Remains, E&Y Says
‘Third World’ conditions in US city as poor cut off from water supply
Stanford study finds San Jose pension plan unsound
California State University gets another $100M cut
France Braces for Cut in AAA Debt Rating as Noyer Takes a Swipe at Britain
Detroit Sells Muni Bonds, at a Price
Dive in deposits at foreign-owned banks in US
C-SPAN is asking the Supreme Court to drop its ban on cameras in the courtroom when it hears arguments over President Obama’s healthcare reform law.
The high court has scheduled five and a half hours of oral arguments in the healthcare case, the longest hearing in decades. The lengthy hearing serves to underscore what’s at stake as the Obama administration braces for the possibility that its signature domestic achievement could be [...]
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A rare October snowstorm is expected to reach Connecticut on Saturday and has the potential to drop historic amounts of snow across the state for the time of year.
Winter storm watches have been posted for most of the state.
Rain and snow are expected to overspread the state by midday on Saturday and change to all snow, from northwest to southeast. Heavy snow is [...]
States Brace as Supercommittee Targets $500 Billion in Aid
Europe braces for impact of Greek default
LONDON—Nearly one-third of 91 European banks undergoing the latest round of public stress tests could need external support to be brought up to scratch, Moody’s Investors Service said Wednesday, as the sector braces for the results of the tests to be published next week.
The ratings agency said its assessment that around 26 banks “have a heightened risk of needing extraordinary external support” is based on [...]
Japan Monetary Base +16.9% On Year In March
Debt crisis pushes Portugal’s bond yield higher
Greece braces for new cuts on higher deficit reports
Wash. state mulls prisoner release to save money
Indiana set to pay more for unfunded pensions