Image Source: Pexels 17 Died in California Storm as Hail and Lightning Batter the State The latest in a string of powerful winter storms continued to batter Northern California on Tuesday, flooding the area with thunderstorms, torrential rain, wind, and hail as 17 people killed by the extreme weather rises. Image Source: Pexels Ukraine War: Conflicting Claims Made Over Troubled Town of Soledar The Ukrainian village of Soledar is reportedly under the grip of the Russian mercenary Wagner Group, although Kiev claims its men are resisting. According to a statement allegedly made by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the leader of Wagner, Ukrainians were now encircled in the city center. Image Source: Pexels Republicans in the US House Vote to Target Biden Justice Division To investigate what they claim is President Joe Biden's weaponization of the federal government, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday, but Democrats denounced the move as a politicized fishing expedition. Image Source: Pexels Illinois has Made the Sale of Assault Weapons Illegal In Illinois, assault weapons are no longer legal to purchase. As soon as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law the House had just enacted banning the sale of military-style guns and large-capacity magazines, the state immediately banned their usage. Image Source: Pexels China Stops Providing Some Visas to South Koreans and Japanese Citizens As retaliation for recent Covid entrance restrictions on Chinese immigration, Chinese officials have ceased issuing specific visas to South Korean and Japanese nationals. Image Source: Pexels At Age 82, Greece's Final King, Constantine, Passes Away The last monarch of Greece, Constantine, who was an Olympic gold medalist before becoming involved in his nation's turbulent politics as king in the 1960s and spending decades in exile, has passed away. He was 82. Constantine passed away late Tuesday after receiving treatment in a critical care unit, according to medical professionals at Athens' exclusive Hygeia Hospital who spoke to The Associated Press. Image Source: Pexels Approval for $1 Billion Binance Acquisition is Given to Voyager Voyager Digital which happens to be a bankrupt cryptocurrency lender has got the approval of $1 billion asset transfer to Binance, US. They also confirmed that they are going to invest this amount on US national security analysis of transaction. Image Source: Pexels Second Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Close Star An exoplanet the size of Earth has been discovered by a NASA probe circling a dwarf star some 100 light-years away. The planet TOI 700 e is 95% the size of our planet and is most likely rocky. The object TOI 700 orbiting the tiny, chilly M dwarf star is the fourth planet to be discovered.