Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway

Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DON THOMPSON source AP News OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands evacuated their Northern California homes Sunday evening after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville

Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

source BBC News India Feb 12, 2017 At least eight people have died in Indian-administered Kashmir during and after a gun battle between the security forces and militants, officials say. The violence began when security forces entered a village in the southern Kulgam district overnight on Saturday in pursuit of suspected militants. The exchange of

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

By JILL COLVIN source AP News PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration. The uncertainty comes as Trump is dealing with North

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

by Bob King   source Universe Today To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this asteroid is more angular than most imaged by radar.

Possible Russian Ties Confimed

Possible Russian Ties Confimed

By Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez, CNN Source: CNN Washington (CNN)For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump

Venezuela Selling Passports to Terrorists

Venezuela Selling Passports to Terrorists

By Todd Beamon   |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 10:59 PM The Venezuelan Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, allegedly has been selling passports to the highest bidder for several years, including criminals and terrorists, who can use them to enter more than 130 nations without a visa — though not the United States, according to news reports. “Here,