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Cooper announces three deaths from winter storm in NC

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A state of emergency was declared in New York City and JFK Airport was closed due to whiteout conditions caused by Winter Storm Grayson. Federal government offices planned to delay opening for two hours on Thursday, while state officials in CT and MA ordered non-essential workers to stay home. Read More »

The Bubble: Michael Wolff's book a 'gift' to Trump, liberals say

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Michael Wolff , a man who has practically built a career on pissing people off , found himself in the biggest media firestorm of his career this week. "I've never had such conversation in the White House, outside of the White House, with Jared Kushner , with anybody else". "You know I support him day in and day out", Bannon said in response to a caller seeking to defend Bannon from Trump's attack. Read More »

Bay District Schools Respond to Cold Weather

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WCS and FSSD have both been scheduled to return to class on Friday following winter break, but many surrounding school districts that were set to return this week have prolonged the break due to unusually cold weather and influenza outbreaks in the midstate. Read More »

UIDAI rejects media report on getting Aadhaar data in minutes

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The Aadhaar citizen database contains particularly sensitive information like fingerprint and iris scan records in addition to names, phone numbers, emails and more. "That does not mean that the proper use of Aadhaar number poses a security or financial threat". The Tribune newspaper claimed that it bought user details via an "agent" advertising his services on WhatsApp. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisory Tonight & Tomorrow Morning

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Friday . Gusting winds of up to 55 miles per hour, coupled with the low temperatures, can cause frostbite to exposed skin within 30 minutes. In fact, record cold is possible Saturday and Sunday and wind chills will reach unsafe levels. Read More »

Extreme cold returns to Ottawa

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The warning was put into effect at 4:58 a.m. Thursday morning, January 4 and will continue until at least 3:05 a.m. Friday morning, January 5. The cold snap is expected to end by January 7, as a southwestern air flow develops. Wet clothing increases the risk of cold injury. Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. Read More »

Iran's peace, stability important for Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday pressed for peace and stability in Iran during a telephonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani . His comments come after Trump and Netanyahu openly voiced support for the protests, and the US leader called for a U.N. Security Council session on the matter. Read More »

Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

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The suit claims that Mueller went beyond the intended scope of his investigation when he indicted Manafort. Those issues, Downing contends, did not even arise within the course of Mueller's probe, but had instead been known through media reports dating back to 2007 that indicated Manafort had failed to register his company, which worked for Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych in 2006, as a foreign agent. Read More »

Protests ahead of NY State of the State Address

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But how do state representatives that work on behalf of the north country feel? Jones was in Albany Wednesday for the speech. "He made substantial attacks on Congress for enacting one of the largest tax cuts in the nation's history". In fact, on many issues, it would seem as though the Governor has finally started to take notice of the work that local activists, organizations, and elected officials like myself have been doing on these progressive causes for years. Read More »

Trump says Iranians will see USA support at 'appropriate time'

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Economic hardship has worsened despite the lifting of sanctions against the Iranian government in 2015 by the Obama administration. "The U.S.is watching!" He wrote . "We must not be silent", Haley said Tuesday. Despite Iran's compliance, as verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Trump administration has already imposed sanctions on Tehran, allegedly over its ballistic missile research. Read More »

Sean Spicer: Bannon's Comments About Don Jr. Were 'Out of Bounds'

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Cupp during an interview aired on CNN Thursday evening. "I screwed up royally", he said. "You can't make this s-t up", Spicer reportedly said to himself after one of the first press briefings, according to columnist Michael Wolff, who contributed a column to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of his new book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ". Read More »

Doug Jones's Gay Son Trolled Mike Pence

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Carson's photo shows notoriously homophobic Vice President Mike Pence administering the oath of office to his father while he gives the veep a serious case of side-eye. "We have been overwhelmed by the support of so many people that made this happen". If you were following USA politics a couple months ago, the country was holding its breath to find out who would win the Senate seat for Alabama . Read More »

Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

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In the past few months the Taliban have also stepped up attacks. Earlier, 11 dead and about 25 wounded were reported. AFP quoted a security source as saying 20 people had been killed in the attack, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. Security in Kabul has been tightened since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others - mostly civilians. Read More »

Plane vanishes from radar mid-flight to Texas; Coast Guard search underway

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Preston said Coast Guard aircraft were searching a broad area Thursday off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. His plane eventually went down in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials confrim that the aircraft wasn't responsive to FAA emergency radio contact attempts. The FAA reported that the aircraft was last observed on radar around 219 miles northwest of Cancun and was headed into the Gulf of Mexico at an altitude of 15,000 feet. Read More »

Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham call out Iran. Here's what they said

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The United Nations Security Council will convene a meeting on the situation in Iran at 3 p.m. Friday. The French AFP news agency late on January 4 reported a heavy police presence on the streets of Tehran and said its reporters had not seen fresh anti-government protests entering the late-night hours. Read More »

Trump administration moves to expand drilling off Atlantic Coast

In developing the National OCS Program , the Secretary is required to achieve an appropriate balance among the potential for environmental impacts, for discovery of oil and gas, and for adverse effects on the coastal zone. Offshore drilling opponents say they expect a surplus of oil and relatively low fuel prices to reduce that demand, but nonetheless vowed to fight to prevent new drilling areas from being opened. Read More »

Myanmar to begin Rohingya refugees repatriation despite concerns

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To contrast with Australia, that's roughly the entire population of Bundaberg, Coffs Harbour or Wagga Wagga. More than 600,000 Rohingya, a minority group from Rakhine state in western Myanmar, have fled what the United Nations says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar military and Buddhist mobs since late August past year. Read More »

Dead, about 100 injured in Kroonstad train accident

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He said rescuers were still searching three burnt-out carriages for more bodies. Passenger Seipati Moletsane told eNCA.com that the train was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the truck could not brake and hit the first and second carriage. Read More »

Powerball jackpot jumps to $550M, Mega Millions to $445M

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If you win and want the full $550 million prize, that option is paid over the course of 29 years. Wednesday's jackpot was $460 million. "As always, they are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets as they are bearer instruments". No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13 when $42 million was shared by winners in MI and Rhode Island, the game said on its website. Read More »

Woman Was Assaulted On Vegas Flight

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The victim said she woke up to Ramamoorthy penetrating her with his fingers and The girl complained the flight attendants after she found her trousers and shirt unbuttoned. He said Ramamoorthy had worked as a project manager at a technology group for about two and a half years. "There's been no allegations from anywhere that his behavior has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident", O'Neill said. Read More »

North Korea Mistakenly Bombed Own City During Failed Missile Test

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The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and David Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, cited a US government source as saying the missile failed a minute into flight and never went higher than 70 kilometers. Dr Baker, an adviser to Reagan during the Cold War, claimed North Korea is taking "considerable" risks, which could see a missile veering off course and hitting the wrong target. Read More »

Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes

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Sharif Wadie, the assistant health minister in charge of emergency services, told AFP there were no other casualties but did not elaborate on the extent of the passengers' injuries. It is not the first time there have been other incidents involving hot-air balloons over Luxor. Luxor has suffered a series of hot air balloon accidents. Read More »

Israeli Fighter Jets Launch Raid on Gaza

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Gaza's residents receive only three to four hours of electricity a day, with schools, factories, hospitals and households affected. Israel now provides the Gaza Strip with 120 megawatts of electricity, while Egypt provides it with another 32 megawatts. Read More »

California ready to fight federal government on pot leniency reversal

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In doing so, Sessions reversed an Obama administration policy that shielded legalized marijuana from federal intervention and enabled the pot industry to flourish. It is also legal in Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Murphy has been working on getting a federal medical marijuana bill passed since 2000. Read More »

Cold iguanas fall from FL trees

Under 10 degrees, they become sluggish. As New Englanders bundle up and hunker down to ride out the " bomb cyclone " that is now hammering the eastern United States with freezing temperatures, heavy winds and snow, they can take comfort in one thing: at least it's not raining iguanas. Read More »