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South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

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All but one of the victims had been identified by Friday morning, including 20 women who were overcome by toxic fumes in the second-floor sauna, Jecheon fire chief Lee Sang-min said. The PyeongChang Olympics torch relay in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, scheduled for Friday has been put off after a major fire broke out at a building in the city on Thursday. Read More »

Australia's largest ever drug haul seized

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Australian police said Friday they made the country's largest seizure of methamphetamine - a 1.2 ton haul with a street value estimated at A$1.04 billion ($802 million). The drugs, contained in about 60 bags, were believed to have originated in China and were meant to be taken to the populous east coast. "We're targeting the traffickers at the top end of the echelons". Read More »

Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own

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Wealthy Americans, on the other hand, were certain they were winners in the deal, with 6 percent saying they'd pay more and 56 saying they'd pay less alongside 12 percent who thought the reforms would be a wash and the 26 percent who didn't know. Read More »

Latest jobs report has economists saying CT economy is in crisis mode

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The jobless rate, down from 3.7 percent in the previous month, is now a half point below the national average which stood at 4.1 percent in November. Although the jobless rate in the Peach State remains slightly above the US rate, Georgia's jobs, employment and labor force numbers continued to grow in November and unemployment insurance claims fell. Read More »

Coconut Creek Grandmother Among Confirmed Dead in Mexico Bus Crash

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The Quintana Roo state government said the injured also included three Canadians, four Brazilians and four Americans. The driver, who has not been identified, was shuttling 27 cruise ship passengers to the popular Chacchoben ruins in Quintana Roo when he lost control and struck a tree, causing the large coach bus to flip over around 10 a.m. Read More »

North Korea wants to hit U.S. with Anthrax-tipped missile

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A correspondent for the Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun, citing an intelligence source in South Korea, reported Wednesday that North Korea is exploring if its missiles can carry the deadly bacteria anthrax. The North last tested the Hwasong-15 on November 29 in a flight that traveled higher and farther than any of its previous ICBM launches. President Donald Trump has engaged in bellicose rhetoric with the North Korean leader, who has referred to him as a "dolt". Read More »

Class Claims Somalis Shackled for Days in Botched Deportation Attempt

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The legal team for the detainees told the Times earlier this month they're floored that ICE would even consider deporting people to such a unsafe area. "Because of the press and reporting about this plane incident, I am very, very afraid al-Shabaab will know about me and will murder me if I return", he said. Read More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle join royals at Queen's Christmas lunch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to tie the knot on May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their daughter Princess Charlotte . This was reportedly the first time Markle attended a lunch with the entire family at the palace. See all the photos of Meghan and Harry's arrival at the Queen's Christmas lunch here. Read More »

Parents give teachers bottles of wine with son's picture on them

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The boy's parents purchased a bottle of wine for each of the educators and replaced the label with a picture of their son. One Ohio elementary school student's teachers got an amusing, if brutally honest, Christmas present this year: A bottle of wine with a label reading, "Our child might be the reason you drink so enjoy this bottle on us!" Happy holidays indeed, Mr. Read More »

Democrat Doug Jones is the projected victor of the Alabama Senate election

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Multiple women said Moore pursued sexual relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Mr Moore denied the allegations and dismissed them as an attempt to undermine his campaign, but they appeared sufficient to either lead some Republicans to vote for Mr Jones or else to enable the Democrat to persuade a sufficient number of his potential supporters to actually go out and cast their ballots for him. Read More »

Weather service warns of snow bands, icy roads

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Friday , however, single-digit temperatures linger for many areas of Colorado. From 7 a.m. Friday until noon on Saturday , drivers in Franklin and Hampshire Counties should beware of slippery roads and limited visibility during this period. Read More »

Korea Meeting in Canada in January

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting in the Canadian capital with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington are now at breaking point after the North rubbished any thought it would stop testing its ballistic missiles. Read More »

Delta Air Lines (DAL) Upgraded at ValuEngine

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The stock increased 1.72% or $0.121 during the last trading session, reaching $7.1606. (NYSE: DAL ) to report earnings on January, 11. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Therefore 100% are positive. The PEG for Delta Air Lines, Inc .is gauging a 1.87, signposting the future growth of the company's earnings. (NYSE: DAL ) might see muted action given an ABR of 2.4 or Hold rating. Read More »

U.S. drops effort to block young immigrant from getting abortion

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Each of them has been referred to only by fictitious names - Jane Doe, Jane Roe and Jane Poe. According to the report, she recently was moved from the custody of the U.S. Lloyd wrote that he disagreed. Even though the Administration may not make an argument on the question of whether undocumented teenagers do have a right to an abortion, the 11-state coalition led by Texas has already filed a friend-of-court brief urging the Justices to rule explicitly that "unlawfully-present aliens ... Read More »

8.8 million sign up for Obamacare in strong showing

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In the end, 8.8 million people enrolled in 2018 coverage through the federally run marketplace despite a shortened sign-up period and slashed federal funding for advertisements and enrollment assistance. Mr. Trump highlighted huge increases in premiums without noting that many consumers were eligible for federal subsidies that help cover the extra cost. Read More »

Ireland approves wall at Trump golf course

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Clare County Council said Trump International Golf Links can construct a 38,000-tonne rock barrier to protect three holes at the coastal course. Clare County Council said the decision can be appealed within four weeks, while full details on the application will be made public on 22 December via the council's webpage . Read More »

VP Mike Pence makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Pence reportedly told Afghan leaders that he hoped to symbolize the US' willingness to " see this through ", referring to the longest United States war in history, of which there is no calculable end date. has been focused on". Asked if more troops would be needed, Pence said that would be a decision for Trump in the days ahead. Pence's office cited this week's vote on tax reform as reasoning for him staying in Washington, and said he would instead make the visit in January. Read More »

38 percent of voters will 'definitely' not back Trump in 2020

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Asked whether Congress should hold impeachment hearings to remove Donald Trump from the Oval Office, a full 41% said "Yes", a slim majority of American voters (54%) said there shouldn't be any hearings, and five percent were not sure. Democrats are leading by 18 points on a generic 2018 midterm ballot, according to new survey data from CNN. Among independent respondents to the CNN poll, Democrats scored a 16-point lead. Read More »

Israel Rejects Jerusalem Vote At UN 'House Of Lies'

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Netanyahu noted that various countries around the world are changing their attitude toward Israel, "and this will eventually seep into the walls of that house of lies". "The State of Israel totally rejects this vote, even before (the resolution's) approval", Netanyahu said in public remarks. Israel seized the largely-Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its "eternal and undivided capital". Read More »

WV AG, Bipartisan Coalition Reach $13.5 Million Settlement with Prescription Drug Maker

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At issue was Boehringer Ingelheim's marketing of the drugs Micardis, Aggrenox, Atrovent and Combivent. Connecticut's share will be $186,357, pending final approval of the settlement by the courts. BI will also be required to ensure that its marketing and promotional practices do not unlawfully promote the drugs. The company will limit product sampling of the four drugs to health care providers whose clinical practice is consistent with the product labeling and will refrain from offering ... Read More »

Six Trump Inauguration Protesters Found Not Guilty of Rioting Charges

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Twenty more trials of small batches of Inauguration Day defendants are scheduled to run through 2018, all on the taxpayer's dime. Just because these six - who came to D.C. Wood was a part of the protest, prosecutors argued, while he said he was simply there to document the demonstration. It raised major First Amendment issues and was seen as a bellwether that could determine whether the government will proceed with the prosecutions of numerous almost 200 other defendants who have trials ... Read More »

US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships

So far, the Security Council has imposed a full ban on supplies of condensates and natural gas liquids to North Korea , capped deliveries of refined oil products to two million barrels a year, and capped crude oil exports at current levels. Read More »

Americans Among 12 Killed In Mexico Tour Bus Crash

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Among the passengers killed was a girl under 18, officials said. Horwood is originally from St. John's. Horwood would have turned 43 next week. Pommet said it makes her feel powerless that she can't hold them. "We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation". The fatal victims included eight USA citizens, two Swedes and a Canadian, while among the injured taken to hospital were Americans, Swedes, Canadians and at least one ... Read More »

8.8 million sign up for ObamaCare, almost matching previous year

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Seema Verma , the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the federal marketplace, tweeted next year's Obamacare enrollment numbers a week after the open enrollment period for 2018 coverage ended. In addition to the President declaring the law "dead" and "disastrous", his administration slashed the health care law's advertising budget by 90% and cut the enrollment period in half . Read More »

Scientists stunned by huge discovery in deep space

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Just around 20 km in size, neutron stars are the densest objects in the universe, just a teaspoonful neutron star material has a mass of about a billion tons. "As we've kept our radio telescopes trained on the site of this event, we've continued to learn more and more about the nature of the explosion that accompanied the neutron star merger ", he says. Read More »