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NJ MEA CULPA

News

This state's top political heavyweight faces a growing political scandal that threatens to undermine his second term and a possible 2016 presidential run.

Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized again, saying his administration ‘‘let down the people we are entrusted to serve’’ but that the issue doesn’t define his team or the state.

"The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better.

CHINESE CYBER SPIES

News

US Attorney General Eric Holder has accused several Chinese military officials of hacking into six U.S. nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.

The companies are Alcoa World Alumina., Allegheny Technologies, Solar World, U.S. Steel Corp., United Steelworkers Union, and Westinghouse Electric.

These specific accusations are contained in a federal indictment become the first U.S. cyber-espionage charges against state actors. The hackers are accused of stealing trade secrets and economic espionage.

http://www.justice.gov/

Mega time warp

Other

We've flown 7,364 miles, ytaveling from Shanghai, China to New York City, USA between 6 and 11P on the same day, this is the principal reason why human beings suffer from jet-lag and then sleep deprivation quickly kicks in.

It is called desynchronosis, or flight fatigue, and its a temporary disorder that causes insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones. It is considered a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, which is a big time disruption of the internal body clock.

CITY IMAGES

Idea

Do you have excellent digital images from this massive storm? Tweet your photos to CITY IMAGES and if we

use them will give you credit and also pay you, if we actually share them with our online community.

@CIMAGES Also, you may wish to e-mail them to admin@cimages.me

WSJ reports " Our first snow was 6 days ago on January 17th. We got about an inch.”

“We've had about an inch of snow so far.” “The coldest day so far was 18 days ago on January 5th. It went down to 13 degrees. ”

LAST WINTER

“The longest cold snap lasted 3 days, ending on January 8th.”

Moral Decay Power Grab

Problem

Why did Trump go off the rails and burn bridges during a news conference for his supposed $1 trillion plan for infrastructure?

Folks on both sides of the aisle continue to respond after a political power grab and moral decay which included made up comments like alt-left and others that continue to mount on the part of the GOP's orange poop-on grand drag-in.

Is a so-called leader who does not allow discussion and insists on shouting down anyone who challenges him with inaccurate statements worthy of respect, or support? Have you had enough? Contact your representatives and let them know. https://deargovernment.info/ Also, reach out to The White House with your ideas and suggestions. Tell the president that he works for and represents the entire USA, not the other way around. https://dearmrpresident.org/

Do you want the news without the drama? Have you overdosed on @POTUS? #ControlaltdeleteTrump
http://over.doseofnews.com/

Victorious Kenyans at NYC Marathon

News

Kenyans Mutai and Jeptoo both won titles at today's NYC Marathon.

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title Sunday, while another Kenyan, Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race.

Amateur and professional runners says they felt safe on the course. Security was tight from the moment they arrived at the start. They were corralled into long bag-check lines, with NYPD and volunteers repeatedly reminded them to keep cellphones out.

VIOLENCE IN VENEZUELA

News

Venezuela's opposition leader has been arrested following a series of deadly protests.

Venezuela is faced by economic, social, and political challenges: Inflation is at 56 percent, the currency is rapidly devaluing, shortages of staples like toilet paper and sugar are plaguing the nation, and the murder rate is one of the worst in the world.

WEATHER WARNINGS

News

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the entire NYC area tonight.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall caused flooding of urban neighborhoods, highways, and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. The water depth was too great to allow some cars to cross some streets safely.

Meanwhile, One World Trade Center got hit by lightning tonight as a result of the severe weather in NYC. Photo by Gary Hershorn

STROKE PREVENTION

Solution

There is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you've already had a stroke or "mini-stroke", you can take steps to prevent another.

Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead to other health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea. But losing as little as 5% to 10% of your starting weight can lower your blood pressure and other stroke risk factors.