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At least 15 people killed in bomb attack in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

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But a later report suggested a bomb may have been detonated remotely, the Associated Press reported. In a Sunday statement, Afghanistan's Taliban denied any connection with the apparent terror strike. On Christmas day, six civilians were killed in an attack near a compound used by Afghanistan's intelligence agency . That was the third attack claimed by the Islamic State in less than three weeks. Read More »

Florida minimum wage set to rise Monday

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Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said many economic studies have been done that show there will be a loss of entry-level jobs as the wages in NY state increase. Prish Moran feels differently. Long Island and Westchester workers will get a $15 minimum wage by December 31, 2021, while those in the rest of the state must await a timetable still to be determined by the state Budget Division. Read More »

$1.75 EPS Expected for Celgene Corporation (CELG)

The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $105.06. Fortaleza Asset Mgmt stated it has 8,560 shares or 2.28% of all its holdings. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 536,334 shares. Trust Co Of Vermont has invested 0.01% in Electronic Arts Inc. Rathbone Brothers Plc stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Read More »

Powerball and Mega Millions Reach Combined Total of $727 Million

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Wednesday's numbers were 28, 36, 41, 51, 58 and the Powerball was 24. The highest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million, which one person collected back in 2012. While the chance of winning either game is very low, and the chance of winning both is very, very, very low - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise. Read More »

At least 30 dead in Kenya horror crash

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Official statistics suggest around 3,000 people die annually in road accidents in Kenya . Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome told the KBC the bus was speeding in the wrong lane when it smashed head-on into the truck. It is by the grace of God that I am alive. Hundreds of people have died in road accidents in recent weeks, among them three Pentecostal bishops and a newly elected governor. Read More »

Loeb Partners Corp Purchases 1500 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Tradewinds Capital Management Llc decreased Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) stake by 2.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The company has market cap of $14.72 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Retail, Commercial, and Service Provider. It has a 23.48 P/E ratio. Read More »

HPD: Man found with guns, ammunition in downtown Houston hotel room

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Houston police made a potentially disturbing arrest overnight, one that led to the discovery of a small arsenal and lots of ammunition in a hotel room. The truck had temporary paper licence plates. The Hyatt is preparing a New Year's Eve celebration spanning four floors at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight, according to its website . Read More »

Sheriff: Multiple deputies down in Colorado, SWAT on scene

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol are all on accident alert because of this incident. A "Code Red" was sent to residents in the area, warning people to shelter in place and to avoid windows and exterior walls. This is a breaking story, check back for updates. Read More »

Liberia president-elect says he will build on nation's gains

The former worldwide soccer star spoke at Coalition for Democratic Change party headquarters, where he vowed to tackle corruption and asked members of his party to applaud the Liberians who elected him. "It is time for us to work together to move the country forward", he said. Then in 2011 he came second as a vice presidential candidate. He added that he expected Weah's presidency to see power "given to the people; the provision of education, youth training for disadvantaged and vulnerable ... Read More »

Warburton sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

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The decision comes in the aftermath of Forest's 1-0 defeat at home to Sunderland who before the game were bottom of the table. The Tricky Trees announced this morning that they had parted ways with the 55-year-old after nine months, following a run of only one win in seven Championship matches. Read More »

NY police officer attacked by thieving squirrel

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Officers Sime and Dawson responded to a call Friday that an unwanted guest had broken into the kitchen of a local residence and was pilfering the pantry. You can hear one officer yell "whoa" while laughter erupts. The officers head into the kitchen, when all of a sudden, the squirrel rushes towards them and leaps. Read More »

BJP's Karnataka poll bid hit by Mahadayi water sharing row

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For this, the party has chalked out a strategy for the poll-bound state and Amit Shah will visit the state on January 6. However, Mr Yeddyurappa clarified saying that his announcement is not final as Mr Shah had to approve the list after two surveys for winninng candidates. Read More »

Suspects in Family's Gruesome Murder Identified

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Police identified the victims as Shanta Myers, 36; her children Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5; and her partner, Brandi Mells , 22. Myers' other child, Isaiah, 15, was not home at the time was the sole survivor of the homicide. "I don't have to tell you what a good feeling it is to have these two in custody", said Tedesco. He said the motive was unknown, adding that police were confident there would be no further arrests but that "it's certainly open as we continue". Read More »

Light seaplane crashes into water near Hawkesbury River

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Debris from the plane and oil slick on the surface of the water can be seen from helicopters in the area. Rescue vessels attempt to locate the plane in the water. The plane disappeared while flying a party of five from Cottage Point to Rose Bay, which should only have taken about 20 minutes. Police divers have now been called in. Read More »

Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown

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While bitcoin's debut on regulated derivatives exchanges in Chicago was thought to have given it a new mainstream channel for investors to tap, so far trading volume has been limited. The South Korean government has been among the loudest voices of concern about a possible speculative bubble in the largest cryptocurrency, which is still up about 1,500 per cent for the year. Read More »

PM Mann ki Baat: New India will be free from casteism, communalism

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The PM said that "Swachh Survekshan 2018" will be carried out from January 4 to March 10 next year to evaluate the cleanliness of India's urban areas. In an earlier episode of Mann ki Baat , he had spoken against the entrenched VIP culture in the country and said it was not part of the New India. Read More »

It's all white on the night for Meghan Markle!

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While discussing the Suits alum's first Christmas with the royals during an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today show on Wednesday, December 27, the 33-year-old prince said, "I think together we had an unbelievable time". "It's lovely, but I have to say I think what's more important to our family, and certainly to her, is that you find the person that's the best fit for you, that you love, that really makes you happy", Samantha said. Read More »

Sam Darnold roasted by Damon Webb on brutal pick-six

The early months of 2017 saw USC greeted with significant fanfare, following its thrilling Rose Bowl comeback led by star quarterback Sam Darnold . "We've got the best D-Line coach in America and had them ready to rock and roll", Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. Read More »

Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Sea Transfers

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On December 22, the fifteen members of the UN Security Council unanimously approved a new round of sanctions on North Korea, slashing its oil and petroleum imports, following its latest ballistic missile test launch on November 29. China denied any illicit sales. Yaroslav Guk, deputy director of the tanker's owner, Vladivostok-based Alisa Ltd, denied the vessel had had contact with North Korean vessels. Read More »

It's Over: Judge Rejects Roy Moore's Attempt To Halt Jones' Certification

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But officials were not moved. John H. Merrill, the Alabama secretary of state, has dismissed complaints, from Democratic and Republican critics, of election fraud. Mr Moore, who describes himself as an evangelical Christian, had previously made worldwide headlines when he had a 5,000lb granite statue containing the Ten Commandments placed in his court complex. Read More »

9 killed as gunman attacks church in Egypt

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Ten people were killed and eight others injured in a terrorist attack on a church in Egypt's capital on Friday, the Government said. It is now unknown whether he is one of the three casualties. State television reported the second attacker was captured after fleeing the scene. Two police officers were among those killed, reports said. The officials said a gunman opened fire outside a Coptic church before he was shot dead himself. Read More »

Mount Everest: Nepal bans solo mountain climbs

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New safety measures in Nepal will ban solo climbers and people with some disabilities from scaling the country's mountains. The official said the law had been revised to make mountaineering safer and to curb deaths on Nepal's mountains. Mountaineers on Everest die for a number of reasons - more than 20 per cent are killed due to exposure or acute mountain sickness. A former Gurkha soldier and an aspiring Everest climber Hari Budha Magar, who lost both his legs when he was deployed in ... Read More »

Israel gives notice of withdrawal from United Nations cultural agency

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Israel and the United States will remain as observer states of UNESCO, whose full name is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation. In recent years, UNESCO has passed resolutions rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, and placed the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Old City of Hebron in the State of Palestine on the list of world heritage sites in danger. Read More »

Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism

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Petersburg. "Investigators will be petitioning the court for his arrest", she said adding the suspect was questioned at the Investigative Committee. The Russian president also sent messages to other heads of state, including the leaders of former Soviet countries, France´s Emmanuel Macron, Germany´s Angela Merkel and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. Read More »

2 security guards shot, killed at Arizona Charlie's Decatur

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Police say the alleged shooter ran away after the shooting Saturday morning at Arizona Charlie's Decatur but then was found by police at a nearby residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Arizona Charlies is a couple of miles west of the strip. A call to the hotel-casino's office went unanswered. The shooting comes a day before law enforcement officers expect tens of thousands of New Year's Eve revelers on the Strip and three months after the city dealt with the deadliest mass ... Read More »

Egypt says 3 militants killed in Giza shootout

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Five others were wounded, including two in critical condition, the Health Ministry said. Police have stepped up security measures around churches ahead of Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7, deploying officers outside Christian places of worship and setting up metal detectors at some of the bigger churches. Read More »