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Republican Wins Dramatic Virginia House Race After Random Drawing

Republican Wins Dramatic Virginia House Race After Random Drawing

During the panel hearing to certify the recounted votes, a GOP election official submitted a letter asking the court to look into the single ballot that he claimed should have been counted for the Republican. Republicans have held control of the House for 17 years, but this rare tie in Virginia could have brought the House to 50 Democrats, and 50 Republicans, allowing Democrats a little more wiggle room to push through items in their legislative agenda.


Gov. Cuomo delivers State of the State address in Albany

Gov. Cuomo delivers State of the State address in Albany

He said that he will investigate ways to change the payroll tax of the state so that the hit from the federal government is tempered down. His theory: The cap was meant to punish people in Democratic-leaning states, violating the right to expressive association under the First Amendment and inferred federalism and equal-protection principles.


Major Snowstorm Brings Blizzards To Northeast US

Major Snowstorm Brings Blizzards To Northeast US

Wind gusts of 80-95km/h, strong enough to cause downed trees and power lines, are predicted in places where the National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings. According to the Connecticut Post , some parts of the state had reached up to 6 to 10 inches as of Thursday afternoon. "They probably will be teenagers the next time something like this happens, and that's kind of sad", Monoc said.


Alaska Airlines, others cancel flights because of East Coast megastorm

Alaska Airlines, others cancel flights because of East Coast megastorm

The flight had 110 passengers and Alaska Airlines said majority were booked on an evening flight to Portland while some will fly north Wednesday. "Any passengers onboard the aircraft were deplaned". More than 1,500 flights scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled nationwide as the Northeast braces for a large and unpredictable snowstorm moving up the coast.


Tamil Nadu: High Court asks bus strikers to resume services

Tamil Nadu: High Court asks bus strikers to resume services

They called the strike on Thursday after they said talks with Vijayabhaskar on revising their salary and pending dues and arrears amounting to almost Rs 7,000 crore did not result in any breakthrough. As an immediate measure to tide over the crisis, the transport corporation authorities operated some buses engaging private drivers and openly called for private drivers with valid licence to be hired as temporary hands to ply the vehicles.


Jammu and Kashmir: Four policemen killed in IED blast at Sopore

Jammu and Kashmir: Four policemen killed in IED blast at Sopore

Three shops were also destroyed in the massive explosion. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Munir Khan said that four policemen were killed in the IED blast . Following the blast, contingents of police and army rushed to the spot to carry out searches for militants responsible for the attack. The policemen belonged to the 3rd Battalion of Indian Reserve Police (IRP).