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Midwest faces propane emergencyMillions of residents in the Midwest and Northeast who rely on propane to heat their homes are facing a severe shortage and spiking prices as another wave of freezing weather heads east.
US and UK spy agencies piggyback on commercial dataNSA and GCHQ target 'leaky' phone apps like Angry Birds to scoop user data
Potentially Major Winter Storm to Bring Snow, Ice to Gulf Coast, Georgia and CarolinasWe are watching for a potentially major winter storm to affect a long swath of the Deep South this week – including places better known for their beaches, balmy breezes and hurricanes.
The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warningsActual temperatures overnight are expected to range from 15 degrees below zero in the southwest to 30 below zero in the east. Wind chills are expected from 30 below to 50 below.
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North Korea plotting NUCLEAR strike THIS year, warns SouthLast week the NDC demanded that South Korea cancel the latest drills with the 'imperialist' US or face immediate and severe consequences.
Bank blocking customers from making large withdrawals without ‘evidence’ of spending needIf you bank at HSBC in England, don’t plan on making any large cash withdrawals. At least not without a good explanation. Or, maybe even a permission slip.
1st HSBC Halts LG Withdrawals, Now Lloyds ATMs Stop WorkingAnother major UK bank - Lloyds/TSB - has admitted it are experiencing cash separation anxiety manifesting itself in ATMs failing to work and a difficult in paying using debit cards. Sky reports that customers of Lloyds and TSB, as well as those with Halifax, have reported difficulties paying for goods in shops and getting money out of ATMs.
Emerging markets rattled as anxiety risesInvestors around the world braced for another rough and tumble trading session Monday amid growing volatility in emerging markets.
Emerging sell-off hits European shares, lifts yenEmerging markets led a global sell-off in risky assets on Monday as European stocks followed sharp falls in Asia and safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold rallied.
Turkey's central bank calls emergency meetingTurkey's central bank says its monetary policy committee will hold an emergency meeting as the Turkish currency, the lira, continues to weaken against foreign currencies.
Olympic Fears Rattle Athletes and FamiliesAthletes and their families are becoming increasingly anxious about possible terrorist attacks at the Winter Olympics in Sochi
Protesters seize administrations in six Ukraine regionsAnti-government protesters were on Friday occupying regional administration buildings in six regions in western Ukraine after storming the buildings
Strong Earthquake Rocks Western GreeceA strong earthquake rocked western Greece Sunday. According to the Associated Press, shaking from the quake damaged buildings and left several with injuries on the island of Kefalonia some 175 miles west of Athens.
Avalanches cut off Alaskan town, flash floods could followThe 4,000 residents of Valdez were cut off Friday when slides dumped snowy debris hundreds of feet long and up 40 feet deep onto Richardson Highway, according to NBC affiliate KTUU. A larger avalanche added to the mess Saturday.
Next Polar Plunge Could Be Winter's ColdestThe next blast of brutal cold will grip most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States early this week and could yield the lowest temperatures so far this winter in many communities.
Prolonged cold blast worsens propane shortage across MidwestAmerica’s chronic cold is creating a significant propane shortage across the Midwest — leading Wisconsin to become the latest state to declare an energy emergency in advance of more arctic air blasting eastward this week.
DOJ accuses firm that vetted Snowden of faking 665,000 background checksAs Edward Snowden prepares to defend himself in a worldwide webinar Thursday, the Justice Department is accusing the private contractor that vetted him and thousands of other intelligence workers of bilking U.S. taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars by conducting phony background checks. http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/23/22401812-doj-accuses-firm-that-vetted-snowden-of-faking-665000-background-checks?lite
25 Dead Whales Found Near Kice Island, FloridaNecropsies began Friday morning on 25 dead pilot whales that were discovered Thursday near Kice Island in southwest Florida.
Royal Caribbean cruise to end early; more than 600 sickThe Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas will return to New Jersey two days early after more than 600 people were sickened by a fast-moving gut bug that spiked over the weekend.
Government Regulations Drowning New England Fisheries"90% of the seafood consumed in the United States comes from overseas. So we do all these rules and regulations here, we tie down all our fisherman from going fishing. And the rest of the world don't [have] the same rules that we do, and they taking our market share," says Carlos Rafael of Carlos Seafood in New Bedford, Massachusetts.