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AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees

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Yeager said a tree that is purchased around Thanksgiving should last through Christmas. Artificial trees have these positive attributes: They don't require water, don't mess up the floor with needles, and can be reused for several years, preventing the need to cut a tree annually. Read More »

Blizzard warning issued for parts of Cumbria

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The weather warning was issued on Tuesday morning and applies to all of the North of Ireland. A yellow "be aware" warning is in place for Scotland between 08:00 and 23:55 on Thursday. The Met Office said snow showers were expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday. Snow and freezing temperatures have been forecast for Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales on Friday and Saturday in the wake of Caroline. Read More »

USA dollar rises after Senate passing tax bill

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Republicans are aiming to send a final tax bill to the White House before Christmas, with the House and Senate working to reconcile separate versions of the plan. Investors are also focused this week on a key USA non-farm payrolls report, with analysts forecasting a 200,000 jobs gain for November versus 260,000 the previous month. Read More »

Syrian Kurds Seize ISIS Territory in Push Backed by US, Russia

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Maj. Gen. Yevgeny Poplavsky said that Russian warplanes have flown 672 missions in support of the YPG-dominated SDF and other volunteer units fighting Daesh east of the Euphrates River. The SDF in turn accused Moscow of striking its forces several times during the drive, which made the announcement by both Moscow and the YPG all the more surprising. Read More »

WVU Set To Face Virginia

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After a blowout loss to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season that caused many to worry, the Mountaineers have reeled off seven straight wins, including a come-from-behind victory over the Missouri Tigers. "They control the game with their offense". It will be the first game against a ranked opponent this season for the 8-0 Cavaliers, who moved up three spots to No. Read More »

Austrian Constitutional Court rules same-sex couples can marry by 2019

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Gay couples in Austria will be allowed to marry by 2019. Many ex-Communist eastern European countries - including Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia - still deny homosexuals the right to marry or enter into unions. The ruling published today has also announced that the restrictions on same-sex marriage will be lifted. "All the other European states with marriage equality introduced it (just) the political way", he said on Facebook. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for two missing girls in Iron County

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He says John Coltharp was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, but has refused to disclose the children's location. Authorities are searching for 34-year-old Samuel Warren Shaffer who may have 4-year-old Hattie Briella Coltharp and 8-year-old Dinah Elizabeth Coltharp with him. Read More »

All you need to know about 1st-phase of Chabahar port

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a $1bn extension of its southeastern Chabahar port which Tehran hopes will help the country become a key transit route to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asia. Therefore, Chabahar would definitely supplement Gwadar port and also contribute to further strengthening Pak-Iran relations. Interest in the project was rekindled in 2013 after Iran and the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany reached an interim agreement on Tehran's nuclear ... Read More »

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Aldridge, who missed six of his first eight shots, and Gasol led the Spurs with nine points each at intermission. The Spurs rank first in second chance points allowed per game (9.8) while the Pistons rank sixth (10.7). "This has been a good opportunity for him", [Gregg] Popovich said before the game. The Pistons led 73-69 after three quarters mostly because San Antonio missed 12 of its 20 shots in the third quarter and lost its aggressiveness, not shooting a single free throw in the ... Read More »

Saakashvili supporters free him from police van after detention in Kiev

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General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko said in a press conference that Ukraine was not considering extraditing Saakashvili because his detention is related to alleged crimes against Ukraine. His Ukrainian citizenship was revoked this year while he was out of the country, but he returned in September after supporters broke through a police line at the Polish border. Read More »

Their child was bullied to death, now they are the targets

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Rosalie left behind a letter apologizing for the hurt she was causing her family, and writing that she did it because she was "ugly" and a 'loser'. "I'm sorry mum and dad, I love you", she wrote. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the costs of Rosalie's burial. The middle school released a statement in the days after her death to say grief counselors will be available to anyone who needs them. Read More »

Fugitive Attorney Eric C. Conn Apprehended In Honduras

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In June, Conn's Global Positioning System electronic ankle tag was found on the side of the road in Kentucky. In early June he went on the run before sentencing. -Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, and Columbus, New Mexico, to check security measures. In October, the U.S. Department of Justice charged an alleged co-conspirator . Read More »

Australia to ban foreign interference in politics

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The senator said banning all foreign donations would ensure no inappropriate foreign interference in Australia's democratic system. "We must ensure that our politics and our Parliament are strong enough to withstand attempts by foreign powers to interfere or influence", he added in a statement. Read More »

9-hour rainbow in Taiwan may be the longest-lasting yet

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But three days later, he and a colleague observed the record-breaking nine-hour rainbow near the university. Taiwan News reported that if this timing was confirmed, it would break the previous record of six hours for the longest-lasting rainbow at Yorkshire, England on Mar 14, 1994. Read More »

Colin Kaepernick: 'We Must Confront Systematic Oppression'

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was in Southern California this weekend, receiving an award from the ACLU. Awards were presented to actresses Jane Fonda , Viola Davis and Gina Rodriguez , directors Judd Apatow and Reginald Hudlin and labor leader Dolores Huerta. Read More »

Russian Federation labels Voice of America, 8 other media 'foreign agents'

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The announcement comes less than a month after the production company behind the American version of the Russian state-funded network RT was forced to register as a foreign agent with the U.S. Human rights advocates also anxious the new law could be used to crack down even further on the limited freedom of Russian press organizations inside their own country. Read More »

Rise in number of children and pensioners in relative poverty, says report

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Research carried out by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has revealed that poverty rates among children and pensioners are at risk of reversing the progress made over the last 20 years. Pensioners in the United Kingdom had the high poverty rates in 1994/95, with almost three in 10 living in poverty. The rising poverty amongst families with children can be largely attributed to reductions in support offered by benefits and tax credits. Read More »

Kenya: DPP Orders Ndii's Release From Police Custody

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Ndii was picked from his Leopard Beach Hotel in Kwale where the police had earlier surrounded it something that prompted NASA leader Raila Odinga to ask him not to cooperate with the Police until governors Ali Hassan Joho of Mombasa and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi get in touch with him. Read More »

Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha; heres why it happened

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Last month, the Election Commission ruled that the Nitish Kumar-led faction was the real party and also allowed it to use the arrow symbol. After being disqualified from Rajya Sabha, Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar , saying that his fight for democracy will continue. Read More »

Honduran president holds lead as vote count nears end

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Honduras concludes vote recount, no victor declared TEGUCIGALPA: Honduran electoral authorities concluded a recount early on Monday, more than a week after a bitterly contested presidential election, that put President Juan Orlando Hernandez in the lead, but they held back from officially declaring him the victor. Read More »

Is Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN)'s Fuel Running High? Reports Show Less Sellers

Balentine LLC lifted its stake in shares of Texas Instruments by 6.5% in the 1st quarter. LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) has risen 101.86% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $98 target. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Zacks Investment Research lowered Texas Instruments from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Holdings Lifted by LSV Asset Management

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $97.66. About 8.41M shares traded or 12.25% up from the average. Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 13.23% since December 4, 2016 and is downtrending. Vetr raised Wal-Mart Stores from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $96.71 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Read More »

Akshay Kumar unveils new poster of PadMan

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Fans have been eagerly waiting for the movie which also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in key roles. For now, the superstar is focusing on the promotion of his upcoming fim Padman , and Akki has just dropped upon us a new poster of the biopic. Read More »

Iowa radio workers fired for racial remarks about athletes

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He confirmed that the male broadcaster was Orin Harris , a longtime sports announcer for KIOW. Karl Wooldridge, station manager for KIOW, told the Globe Gazette on Monday that the station would not comment outside of a statement it released on its website. Read More »

Truck drivers rally against new regulation effective in two weeks

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Some local drivers say it isn't fair to work against the clock with the ELDs. Truck drivers are allowed a 14-hour work window and can drive no more than 11 hours. "The safety aspect needs to be looked at, the security, and the government needs time to look over the units and certify them". "We see these issues in crash after crash, and we're tired, yes we are tired, of seeing commercial drivers being tired", said Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Read More »

Death Stranding Star Norman Reedus Confirmed for The Game Awards

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Fans have been waiting to see substantial new Death Stranding footage since last year's Game Awards, so this Thursday's show marks the ideal time to finally unveil more on the game. I don't know what he's gonna make me do. The last Death Stranding update landed in October, when Kojima confirmed he was now working hard on writing the script. Read More »

Ottawa flag ceremony kicks off yearlong state celebration

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At noon, in a scene recreated at locations across IL, two members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War raised the state bicentennial flag into position on the courthouse flagpole, just below the U.S., POW/MIA and IL flags. Statewide events include a Martin Luther King celebration on January 15 and a bicentennial celebration on Presidents' Day, which is February 19. It is (to borrow from Illinois' most revered and celebrated resident) altogether fitting and proper that we should ... Read More »

Wind Advisory in Effect for Big Island Beginning Dec. 5, AM

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Winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour. Increasing winds and dropping humidity values will lead to a high fire danger in the area Monday afternoon. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy - low around 24. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 25. Friday Night: 20 percent chance of snow before midnight, mostly cloudy - low around 21. Read More »