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Traffic is moving again on the  Mississippi  River at St. Louis, but with some restrictions. High water from the MS and its tributary, the Wolf River, is approaching a handful of homes on Mud Island, located near downtown Memphis. Petersburg, Ill., Mayor John Stiltz climbs the almost 2,000-foot long wall erected to protect the town's business district from the Sangamon River on Saturday, Jan.
  • 'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch and Mom Had Gun With Them

    'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch and Mom Had Gun With Them

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    An LAPD fugitive task force picked up Tonya Couch at Los Angeles International Airport and took her to the Metropolitan Detention Centre,  according to  Officer Norma Eisenman. At one point, they left a gun in a hotel room drawer when they were changing rooms at the Los Tules hotel, according to two staff there. Texas prosecutors charged  Tonya Couch  and set bail at $1 million, Tarrant County district attorney spokeswoman Samantha Jordan told CNN.
  • Downton Abbey Season 6 premiere

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    Mrs. Hughes asks Mrs. Patmore to speak with Mr. Carson in order to find out what exactly he is hoping to get out of the upcoming marriage. (You'll have to watch it, to believe how hilarious it is) Will the Bateses become pregnant? She even delivers a low blow about Edith inheriting the business from Mr.
  • Donald Trump releases his 1st TV ad in presidential race

    Donald Trump releases his 1st TV ad in presidential race

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    The Republican frontrunner vowed to "quickly cut off the head" of Islamic State (ISIS) and "take their oil". Following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California in Dec., which was carried out by a married Muslim couple, Trump proposed "a total and complete shutdown " of Muslims entering the United States, until lawmakers "can figure out what is going on".
  • Trump fans unfazed by terror clip

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    The AP reports that the video goes on to tell American Muslims that the United States will always be bias against Muslims, so they should join jihadi movements to fight against the country. Friday, we learned that Donald Trump is now being featured in a new terrorist recruitment video. "I have to say what I have to say", he said. In the new video produced by al-Shabab, al-Qaida's affiliate in Somalia, a clip of Donald Trump telling rally goers in December he was calling for a " total ...
  • Bill Cosby charged with aggravated indecent assault

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    The father-figure of American television's reputation has previously been marred by dozens of similar misconduct accusations, but this is the first criminal case brought against him. "The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise", the statement to Us read. The then-District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to charge Cosby , saying at the time that the comedian and his accuser could be portrayed in "a less than flattering light".
  • CDC Probing Another Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak

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    Health regulators say one person who ate at a Chipotle restaurant in Kansas became ill in a new, late November E. coli outbreak that sickened five people in three states. coli and the onset of symptoms and some consumers may not immediately report a sickness. The more well known strain of E. coli is O157, which is more likely to cause severe cases of illness.
  • Donald Trump leads GOP, loses to Hillary Clinton in several polls

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    He fired back, on Twitter , "If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his awful record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!" Heading into the January sprint toward the lead-off Iowa caucuses on February 1, Clinton's campaign said it has almost $38 million in cash on hand.
  • Jeb Bush in Ocala today for town hall meeting

    Jeb Bush in Ocala today for town hall meeting

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    Not only is Donald Trump a "jerk" in the eyes of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, but he's also "a creature of Barack Obama ". "It is a requirement that you take one, and I do it with great joy in my heart", he said. Bush took aim at Clinton's record as a senator; saying only three minor bills she sponsored ultimately became law, and said her time as secretary of state was "mired in controversy, scandal and failure".
  • This Is What Major Flooding From The Mississippi River Looks Like

    This Is What Major Flooding From The Mississippi River Looks Like

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    But freezing temperatures that have followed the rare winter flooding have added to regional woes. Here, in St. Louis County, residents returning to water-logged communities began the painstaking process of surveying the damage, cleaning up and salvaging whatever they could.
  • Dubai Investigates Cause Of 63-Storey Luxury Hotel Fire

    Dubai Investigates Cause Of 63-Storey Luxury Hotel Fire

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    Dubai officials said only 14 people suffered minor injuries in evacuating the building. Hotel guest Kenneth Flynn told Sky News he was having a drink with his girlfriend when she "noticed something falling from the building". The light and firework display went on as scheduled while the hotel continued to burn. Dubai has faced a series of recent tower fires. Water drips from the ceiling of a charred room at the Address Downtown Dubai hotel on January 1, 2016.
  • 'Affluenza' teen could spend several months in jail

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    Mr Anderson said an arrest warrant was being issued for Tonya Couch on charges of hindering an apprehension, a third-degree felony that carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison. He might be moved to the adult justice system after that. "We're still bound by the original sentence", Wilson said . He actually still won't face much jail time .
  • 'MASH' star Wayne Rogers dies at 82

    'MASH' star Wayne Rogers dies at 82

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    Navy, before moving into acting. Even then, he didn't limit himself. The actor was also an investor and regularly appeared on Fox News as a regular panel member for Cashin' In .
  • College Football Playoff National Championship Game Preview

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    The Clemson junior defensive end sustained a left knee injury on Oklahoma's first drive in the Orange Bowl victory. Coker, the promising Florida State transfer who sat the bench most of last season, was almost flawless. Views: That's a bit of a harsh assessment considering what the Spartans did just to get to the College Football Playoff. Fans are invited to welcome them as they return.
  • Natalie Cole died at age 65

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    I Love and will Miss her. "She connected her father's generation... and the great pop singers of that time with the generation that cane right after her, or alongside her, of great women - Whitney, Anita Baker, Mariah, Celine". As a young stand up comic I opened for Natalie Cole . Tony Bennett was one of the renowned singers who wrote about Cole's passing on Instagram , where he also posted a photo of himself with Natalie .
  • North Korea's senior official Kim Yang-gon dies

    North Korea's senior official Kim Yang-gon dies

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    Most recently, Kim participated in talks in August to cool tensions after an exchange of artillery fire near the two countries' borders, and his death could mark a setback in improving North-South relations. South Korean analysts believe that seasoned policy aides like Kim Yang Gon served as a calming voice for the young Kim Jong Un, advising him on when to employ gestures of reconciliation and when to use brinkmanship and saber rattling to shore up his leadership image in the highly ...
  • USA accuses Iran of conducting missile test near warships

    USA accuses Iran of conducting missile test near warships

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    Truman came within about 1,500 yards (metres) of a rocket as it entered the Gulf with other warships. Raines said commercial sea traffic also was nearby. The alleged incident comes after Iran and world powers led by the United States agreed a landmark deal to limit the Islamic republic's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.
  • Miss Colombia calls Miss Universe mix-up a humiliation

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    While talking with Colombia’s Spanish-language  W Radio  (via  LatinTimes ), Ariadna Gutierrez also admits that when she was first onstage, she thought the whole thing was actually just Steve Harvey messing around and trying to be amusing. "Because it is a dream I fought for". "There are a thousand ways to do things", she said. Miss Colombia  was then stripped of the crown, and was forced to look on as it went to  Miss Philippines .
  • Munich terror threat remains in place, stations open again

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    According to Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Secretary of the Interior, there was intelligence for an IS terror attack planned for New Year’s Eve in at least two  Munich  railway stations. More than 500 police and special unit officers from all over the southern Bavaria region were called to  Munich  late Friday night to help evacuate and secure the stations.
  • Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole dies at 65

    Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole dies at 65

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    She again duetted with her father on a personal favorite, "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", that Nat took to the Top 10 in 1952. When told residents didn't want "undesirable" neighbours, the young starlet said: "Neither do I, and if I see (any), I'll be the first to complain".
  • Nowhere to run: ISIS fighters losing ground

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    It's a heartening but halfway win. Iraqi troops trained by New Zealand soldiers were among those who took the city of Ramadi from Islamic State, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. Despite the attention the American media have given the re-taking of Ramadi, deeming it a triumph of President Barack Obama's strategy for sustaining the Abadi government and combating the Islamic State, Americans don't care who holds Ramadi.
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen taken into custody in Mexico, official says

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    Wilson, Anderson and U.S. Marshal Richard Taylor had a joint  news conference Tuesday  after Couch and his mother were detained Monday evening in the Mexican beach resort town of  Puerto Vallarta . Details about the farewell bash have not been released, but Anderson said that authorities learned from an interview with an unspecified  source  that it was "something akin to a going away party before they left town".
  • Indianapolis Colts to reportedly fire head coach Chuck Pagano

    Indianapolis Colts to reportedly fire head coach Chuck Pagano

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    According to La Canfora, not only would the Colts need to make the playoffs to save the Pagano's job , but they'd also need to make a run for the Super Bowl . "I will fight my a- off to be the coach here", he said this week . They'd look at me cross-eyed if I went in there and said , 'Hey, we're not (going for it), you know? La Canfora reports that "Grigson's fate will be determined by owner Jim Irsay's ability to get an A-list coach".
  • Clemson beats Oklahoma to reach college football title game

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    Clemson (14-0) dominated the second half and shut down Oklahoma's high-scoring offense, which had averaged 52 points over its last seven contests. The Clemson Tigers came into their College Football Playoff semifinal matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2015 Orange Bowl without a blemish on their record in the 2015 season.
  • New Year's Hours for Busch's, Meijer, Kroger, Other Michigan Stores

    New Year's Hours for Busch's, Meijer, Kroger, Other Michigan Stores

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    Meijer   stores and gas stations:   Meijer  stores are  open  24 hours on both December 31 and January 1. Last year, stores  closed  between 8 p.m. Macy's:   Open  10 a.m.to 7 p.m. on  New Year's Eve . London Transit will offer complimentary bus rides, for both conventional and specialized services, between 8 p.m.
  • Florida mother shoots daughter she thought was intruder

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    Denise Roberts, of the St. Cloud Police Department. The daughter died at the hospital. The homeowner also was taken to Osceola Regional. The mother said she awoke to the sound of footsteps in her home and fired a single shot at a figure in the house, only to discover she had inflicted a fatal wound on her own daughter.
  • Kate Middleton opts for 'chic' business style for church visit

    Kate Middleton opts for 'chic' business style for church visit

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    By the looks of it, Prince Harry was questioning her choice of outfit as well. Princess Diana eclipsed Prince Charles and the first-in-line to the throne was often pushed aside during Royal engagements. To recall, the Royal family also visited the said church on Christmas Day. During both outings, the couple left 2-year-old George and 7-month-old Charlotte at home.
  • Do you believe Bill Cosby is guilty?

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    Over 50 women have come forward to blame Cosby as an inveterate horndog who assaulted them in one way or another. The Montgomery County district attorney - a different one from 10 years ago - read the court papers and Cosby's own account of giving women, including Constand, drugs as part of what he seemed to consider his seduction ritual.