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World News Moore accuser on polygraph: 'The good Lord knows he did it'
Author: 0 Moore accuser on polygraph: 'The good Lord knows he did it'

Jones said he will be an "independent voice" in the Senate and will strive for "common ground with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle". Jones is the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the GOP candidate had sexually abused teens.

World News Putin Declares St. Petersburg Blast Terrorism
Author: 0 Putin Declares St. Petersburg Blast Terrorism

At least 13 people were injured Wednesday evening after an improvised explosive device went off at a storage area for customers' bags at the supermarket in St. Over a dozen people were murdered in the terrorist attack. An investigator works inside the supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec.

World News US, Turkey to resume full visa services
Author: 0 US, Turkey to resume full visa services

Embassy in Ankara, Turkey , December 20, 2016. "We don't find it proper that the USA claims it's received assurances from Turkey and is misinforming the public, despite the fact that we've drawn attention to the issue before", Turkey's Embassy in Washington said.

World News Home and Away actress in critical condition after two-car collision
Author: 0 Home and Away actress in critical condition after two-car collision

The 50-year-old who was driving the other vehicle, Craig Anthony Whitall, was also killed. A NIDA graduate, Jessica has appeared in two roles on Home and Away also in Underbelly: Badness . NSW Police Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said the holidays were "meant to be a time of happiness" but "sadly for many this has resulted in tragedy". She also starred in the supernatural thriller Harmony , set to be released in 2018.

Author: 0 Only 1k ISIS fighters remain in Syria and Iraq, Task Force says

General Valery Gerasimov , who is chief of the Russian General Staff which oversees all Russian armed forces, leveled the allegations against the U.S.in Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda Wednesday. "Their task is to destabilize the situation". In the wake of and a new hard line against the regime there, USA military advisors in the region are likely to play an even more important role than they already do.

World News Peak flu season after the holidays
Author: 0 Peak flu season after the holidays

Hepatitis A is usually contracted from contaminated food and water or direct exposure to people who are infected, he said. Most people will recover from the flu in a few days to less than two weeks. "For this reason, it's very important that we closely monitor the evolution of the H3N2 flu viruses throughout the 2018 United States flu season". A recent report published in the open access publishing platform F1000Research, however, indicates that the flu vaccine may end up being more ...

World News Snow pushes out; arctic air coming soon
Author: 0 Snow pushes out; arctic air coming soon

It now appears that we'll end the last week of the year on a tranquil, but cold note (again, highs only near 20). Temperatures have to moderate a bit next week, and we may get a better shot at some snow or a wintry mix by about Thursday .

World News Island Property Owners Join Rush to Prepay Tax Bills
Author: 0 Island Property Owners Join Rush to Prepay Tax Bills

But not only taxpayers in coastal states who expect to hit or exceed 2018's $10,000 cap for deducting property and state and local income taxes can benefit by prepaying their house taxes. More than 10 percent said they were extremely likely to seek deductions, and more than 15 percent said they were very likely to seek deductions.

World News Top JeM terrorist killed in Kashmir's Pulwama, encounter continues
Author: 0 Top JeM terrorist killed in Kashmir's Pulwama, encounter continues

A statement issued by the police here said that the search operation at Samboora near the highway town of Pampore was launched on specific input about the presence of militant commander and two others in a private house. The "dwarf" militant was the divisional commander of JeM who masterminded several attacks on security forces in the Valley . According to Director General of Police S P Vaid, the terrorists had gathered in the area and were planning to carry out an attack on a convoy of ...

World News British woman Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers
Author: 0 British woman Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers

Plummer was arrested on arrival from Britain in October, and her detention was extended twice prior to her court appearance. Her family were not in court this morning. Laura Plummer, 33, could face the death sentence if she is found guilty of the charges leveled against her. Ms Plummer's local MP, Karl Turner, admitted the result could have been much worse, but still described it as "devastating".

Author: 0 Hatch aide knocks paper's 'unquenchable thirst for clicks' after blistering editorial

Hatch, as its "Utahn of the year", a distinction that came with a almost full-page photo on the paper's front page on Christmas Day. "To all appearances - appearances promoted by Hatch - this anti-environmental, anti-Native American and, yes, anti-business decommissioning of national monuments was basically a political favor the White House did for Hatch", the editorial states.

Author: 0 Emmet County Recycling Holding Free Drop Off Service for Christmas Trees

The corps is also accepting trees in Mount Vernon until January 5 at Veterans Park softball field, Forest Avenue; Optimist Park at 903 Pace Ave.; and Airport Park at 1101 Airport Road. County park personnel ground the trees into mulch. Local municipalities and businesses are also encouraged to call the IDNR office to donate collected or unsold trees.

World News Gujarat Government 2017: Complete list of ministers under Vijay Rupani cabinet
Author: 0 Gujarat Government 2017: Complete list of ministers under Vijay Rupani cabinet

Sources said senior party leaders of Gujarat including Rupani, Patel and state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani had a meeting with Amit Shah on Monday to finalize the names for the new cabinet. This is the second term for both the leaders in their respective positions. Joining the Rupani team as ministers of state are Pradipsinh Jadeja , Parbat Patel , Jaydrathsinh Parmar , Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar, Parsottam Solanki , Ishwarsinh Patel , Vasanbhai Ahir, Kishor Kanani , Bachubhai Maganbhai ...

World News Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan govt for allowing him to meet his family
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan govt for allowing him to meet his family

The mother and wife of Jadhav were being provided with a meeting with him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds", Faisal had said. The mother and wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav met the death row prisoner at the Pakistan Foreign Office here on Monday amid tight security .

World News EPS, OPS brainstorm on RK Nagar by-poll debacle
Author: 0 EPS, OPS brainstorm on RK Nagar by-poll debacle

The bypoll was held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of sitting member and then chief minister Jayalalithaa on December 5 past year and DMK had hoped for a win for it. "But now it's with villains, how can they win". BJP candidate Karu Nagaraj could secure only 1,417 votes which fell short of the 2,373 votes bagged by NOTA.

World News RPF to manage crowds in AC suburban trains
Author: 0 RPF to manage crowds in AC suburban trains

The first Air Conditioned local train will depart on its historical introductory run from Andheri station at 14.10 hrs and will reach Churchgate station at 14.44 hrs on December 25 (Monday). "One slow service of the AC local will operate between Mahalaxmi to Borivali", the statement added. Here is the fare structure of the train. The AC local fare will be 1.2 times more than the First Class base fare for the first six months - plus 5% GST and a surcharge under Mumbai Urban Transport ...

World News Trump offers pens to media after tax bill signing
Author: 0 Trump offers pens to media after tax bill signing

The GOP bill dramatically slashes the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent and it will be permanent. The president and White House have emphasized repeatedly that the tax legislation is targeted as a tax break for the middle class.

World News Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations
Author: 0 Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations

When contacted Father Roy of all saints catholic church, Maulana Azad Road he said they prayed for peace, prosperity and brotherhood in the world in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular. Locals along with the tourists present in the Valley joined the celebrations on the auspicious day. One of the tourist devotee Marry (name changed) said, "I am from Kerala and visited Kashmir to see its natural beauty".

World News Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire
Author: 0 Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

G's Saloon at 136 South Central Avenue. Firefighters were called to Clover Place in Lache at 8.40pm and found that one of the flats was "well alight", a spokesman said. "I was running around, trying to open the windows and everything to get the smoke out, but then they were evacuating and I said 'Oh no, I have to get my mother and son out of there, '" resident Susan Hilliard said.

World News Florida plane crash kills family on Christmas Eve trip
Author: 0 Florida plane crash kills family on Christmas Eve trip

The group was flying to Key West where they planned to spend the day, Judd said. The 70-year-old pilot was a prominent lawyer in Lakeland. Judd described John Shannon as an active member of the community, serving as president of the local Kiwanis Club and president of The Republican Club of Lakeland.

World News Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area
Author: 0 Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area

A winter storm warning is in effect for the entire region until 3 p.m. Early estimates are showing a coating to an inch of snow in the Tri-State region. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving", stated the weather service. Last year, we had no snow on Christmas.

World News Jai Ram Thakur elected new Himachal CM
Author: 0 Jai Ram Thakur elected new Himachal CM

He has been strengthening the party by visiting those areas of Himachal, where no one wants to go in the cold season. READ | Who is Jairam Thakur? Sources disclosed Mr Thakur 's name was also finalised as the central leadership was in favor of promoting a second generation leadership in the state.

World News PM Modi launches Delhi Metro's Magenta Line
Author: 0 PM Modi launches Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

Amid heavy security and crowd chanting slogans of 'Modi, Modi' , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the much-awaited Delhi Metro's Magenta line connecting Noida to South Delhi. As per DMRC, the cost of the journey from Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir will be Rs 30, as compared to the Rs 50 cost of the journey from Noida to south Delhi by means of interchange stations.

World News Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death
Author: 0 Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death

In another tweet on Dec 23, he had said, "India informs that the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav will arrive by commercial flight on 25 Dec and leave the same day". Jadhav has been lodged in a Pakistani jail facing death sentence on charges of espionage. Security has been deployed at the FO building ahead of the meeting.

World News Tunisia bans Emirates Airlines flights
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Tunisian media had reported that some Tunisian women were barred from boarding flights to Dubai. The information indicates that with jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq, there is "a possibility of a terrorist attack involving either Tunisian women or women carrying a Tunisian passport", Garrach said, suggesting that they could be using false identities.

World News Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case, RJD to appeal in HC
Author: 0 Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case, RJD to appeal in HC

The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on 3 January. CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. The accused are facing charges under different sections of IPC and also Prevention of Corruption Act. "Lalu Prasad has been sentenced in two cases".

World News Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch as Seen From Around Southern California
Author: 0 Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch as Seen From Around Southern California

Calls came in to TV stations as far afield as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. The rocket lit up the night sky on Friday as it launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5.27pm, just after sunset. This time, the rocket was allowed to plunge into the sea. SpaceX has made four launches and expects to make several more to complete the job by mid-2018.

World News Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC
Author: 0 Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC

Two other personnel also sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment, the spokesman said. He also added that Indian troops were retaliating effectively. Sepoy Pargat Singh aged 30 years, belonged to District Karnal, Haryana and is survived by his wife Smt Ramanpreet Kaur and a son. The soldiers killed in Pakistani troops firing were identified as Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, Lance Naik Kuldeep Singhand Sepoy Pargat Singh.

World News White House denies Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'
Author: 0 White House denies Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

The Times said its report was the result of more than three dozen meetings. The explosive and disparaging remarks about immigrants attributed to the president were sourced to a pair of unnamed officials, one who the Times said was present in the meeting, and another who was briefed about the comments by a second attendee.

World News Teacher gets bottle of wine from parents with student's face on label
Author: 0 Teacher gets bottle of wine from parents with student's face on label

According to WHIO-TV, Mary Sommers and her husband, Paul, chose to have some fun with the teachers at Ascension School in Kettering and put a picture of their son, Jake, an eighth-grader, on bottles of wine. "(The teachers) all thought it was hilarious", she said. Overall, D.J. said all parties involved got a good laugh out of the gift. This year though, one couple from Dayton, Ohio nailed it by presenting their son's teachers with the gift that keeps on giving - wine.

World News Man planned ISIS-inspired Christmas Day terror attack in San Francisco
Author: 0 Man planned ISIS-inspired Christmas Day terror attack in San Francisco

The FBI said he eventually began talking about attacking Pier 39 in San Francisco , a popular tourist attraction, because he knew it to be a crowded area. According to the FBI, Jameson was identified as an ISIS supporter in September based on his social-media activity, which was brought to authorities' attention by an agency informant.

World News Man United knocked out of League Cup by Bristol City
Author: 0 Man United knocked out of League Cup by Bristol City

The Championship side will now face runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City over two legs, but having also seen his team eliminate Watford, Stoke and Crystal Palace, Johnson can not wait. Unidentified ball boy ran straight to the Bristol City boss Lee Johnson who picked him up above the ground and swing him round in the air as celebration went wild.

World News Uber drivers to face new regulation after ruling from Europe's top court
Author: 0 Uber drivers to face new regulation after ruling from Europe's top court

He said Uber will "keep talking with EU governments to enable affordable transportation services for millions more Europeans". Uber said in a statement that the ruling "will not change things in most European Union countries where we already operate under transportation law" and that it will "continue the dialogue with cities across Europe" to allow access to its services.

Author: 0 Snow possible Sunday with sun on Christmas

Highs will get to the upper 50s area-wide. While we could see a little lingering light rain during the early morning hours, we expect the rains to be gone by the mid-morning with clearing into Sunday afternoon. When exactly this system pulls off the coast is still up in the air as computer models are in disagreement. Holiday weekends are never a time when you want to see bad weather, and you especially don't want to see it multiple times.

World News Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar
Author: 0 Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar

Members of his family also accepted an invitation for March 2016. Commissioner Mary Dawson said Wednesday that Trudeau put himself "in a position to be able to advance some of the matters of interest to the Aga Khan", who is described by Forbes as " one of the world's richest royals " and is a revered religious figure of almost 15 million Ismaili Muslims around the world.

World News North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs
Author: 0 North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack. The report, based off of a source in South Korea, said that it did not have confirmation about whether the tests had been successful. Above, the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

World News First snow, then cold for Christmas
Author: 0 First snow, then cold for Christmas

Two years ago it was almost 70 degrees on Christmas Eve. Most of the snow that falls on Sunday will be left behind from the strong low pressure sweeping through Saturday . For most , even if it doesn't look like Christmas, the cold air will help you feel frosty. "It is around this period that we expect the return of some cold weather and the chance of more snow".

World News NYT reports Pentagon spent millions on UFO program
Author: 0 NYT reports Pentagon spent millions on UFO program

United States media has reported that the Pentagon had been in charge of a secret multi-million dollar programme which investigated Unidentified Flying Objects ( UFOs ). Bigelow told the Times that, "Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world on this issue". The reports did not say what, if anything, has come of the program's investigations, beyond the drafting of classified documents describing the phenomenon.

World News South Africa's ruling ANC elects Cyril Ramaphosa as new leader
Author: 0 South Africa's ruling ANC elects Cyril Ramaphosa as new leader

Mr. Zuma, who will cease to be party leader this week but whose term as the country's president does not end until 2019, will leave his successor a number of problems, but one above all: a once-heroic liberation party that has now become associated with graft, cronyism and incompetence and has been losing core supporters.

World News Three die as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state
Author: 0 Three die as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

Bob Chipkevich, a former NTSB director of railroad, pipeline and hazardous materials investigations, told The Seattle Times the crash looked like a high-speed derailment based on television images. "We got cars everywhere and down onto the highway". Kimberly Reason with Sound Transit , the Seattle-area transit agency that owns the tracks, confirmed to the AP that the speed limit at the point where the train derailed is 30 miles per hour (48 kph).

World News Isolated US vetoes United Nations resolution on Trump's Jerusalem move
Author: 0 Isolated US vetoes United Nations resolution on Trump's Jerusalem move

Fourteen council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-sponsored resolution that would have demanded Trump reverse course on the decision. Weinstein now echoes Israel's archenemies, Obama & Co., in suggesting that President Trump should have exacted "needed concessions from Israel on various settlements" (which is the word leftists use to describe homes built on Israeli land) and "to force the PA (Palestinian Authority) to control Hamas violence..." But Palestinian President Mahmoud ...

World News Donald Trump thanks Vladimir Putin for remarks on strong U.S. economy
Author: 0 Donald Trump thanks Vladimir Putin for remarks on strong U.S. economy

Vladimir Putin has revealed he and Donald Trump are on first name terms, as the Russian President spoke to the media during his four-hour, end-of-year news conference. "With all due respect to President Trump's opposition in the United States, these are objective factors". Macierewicz said in a radio interview that Putin "should have the courage to take responsibility for what has happened".

World News Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words
Author: 0 Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words

Just like Kellyanne Conway created "alternative facts", the Trump administration reportedly had a list of "alternative phrases" to use. A participant in the meeting told the Post that Kelly said the words could not be used in documents that are sent to Congress and CDC partners.

World News 16-year-old accepted into Harvard
Author: 0 16-year-old accepted into Harvard

Ayrton Little is the big man on campus at T.M. Landry College Preparatory in Louisiana , and rightfully so. A video of the 16-year-old logging into the computer to check his acceptance status and realizing that he had just gotten into one of the most prestigious Ivy League Universities in the country is quickly going viral with over 400,000 Facebook views and 150,000 retweets.

World News Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session
Author: 0 Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session

He said usually the season of winter starts with Diwali but due to the impact of global warming and climate change, one does not feel the intense cold these days. Azad said his party and other Opposition leaders have given a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of the listed business to discuss an issue which he termed as "serious".

World News Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date clashes with FA Cup final
Author: 0 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date clashes with FA Cup final

However, while Harry isn't following in the footsteps of his brother or father, his wedding date is one of the most sought-after by couples looking to get hitched. It's pretty unusual for a royal wedding to be on a Saturday, as they normally take place on a weekday - the Queen was married on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine married on a Friday.

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