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Tsunami warning issued for Alaska after 8.1 earthquake strikes off the coast

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Coastlines across the state and the Canadian state of British Columbia have been included in the warning. People are being alerted to the danger by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground. The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that, based on the preliminary quake parameters, "widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible". This is a developing story and will be updated . Read More »

Inspired Terror? Man Threatens To Kill 'Fake News' CNN Employees

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During one call, Griesemer told a CNN phone operator: "I am on my way right now to gun the fuckin' CNN cast down ..." A few days ago, President Donald Trump and the GOP attacked the credibility of CNN, New York Times and Washington Post by announcing the so-called " fake news awards ". Read More »

Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says

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The top United States diplomat later met with counterpart Boris Johnson and Prime Minister Theresa May , speaking of the need to reset the relationship between the historic allies. May is expected to meet Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week in what has been dubbed a "clearing the air" meeting. Read More »

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos

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The Friday morning reports included information from a source that remarked what a short trip Davos would be for the President and that he would be spending very little time at the event. The White House spokeswoman said then that she did not believe it was "likely" that Trump would go to Switzerland if the government was still shutdown. Read More »

Gus Kenworthy fronts new Head & Shoulders advert with rainbow flag

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Very proud to be heading to Korea on behalf of my family, my hometown, the U.S. and the LGBTQ community! Kenworthy became the second openly gay American to qualify for the Winter Olympics, joining figure skater Adam Rippon . If you know Gus Kenworthy at all, you probably know him as The Puppy Dude-the tatted-up freeskiing badass who melted the internet's two-sizes-too-small heart in 2014 by adopting a pair of stray puppies he found on the streets of Sochi. Read More »

Shiv Sena to go Alone in 2019 Lok Sabha, Maharashtra Assembly Elections

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The Shiv Sena is all set to bring in a major organisational change as it readies for the national executive meet on Tuesday. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray may be re-elected as chief of the party by the party executive committee. "However, the BJP in the last three years has been demoralising the Sena and using power to do so", Raut said. The BJP allied with the Sena in the name of Hindutva and the Sena kept patient for Hindutva. Read More »

Here's how the government shutdown could affect the CDC

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South Jersey hospitals and providers have taken extra precautions and actions this year to treat the overwhelming numbers of sick people coming through their doors. "Then get down to the basics like eating healthy foods and hydrating to keep your immune system up". "It's a robust flu season", said Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Read More »

Volcano eruption near Japan ski resort injures 9

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Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks sliding down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards a ski slope. A local town official said that a total of 78 people, some of them suffering injuries, were stranded at a gondola station at the top of the mountain. Read More »

Hwy 101 reopens through Santa Barbara County

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Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. U.S. Highway 101 at Olive Mill Road in Montecito after mudslides in January 2018. Some ramps and guardrails still need to be repaired, but it's not known when that work will be completed. "We are very proud of our dedicated Caltrans staff along with our partner agencies who have responded to this major natural disaster", said Tim Gubbins, Caltrans District 5 director. Read More »

The Government Shutdown Is Over for Now

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Three days into a government shutdown , the Senate voted to clear the path for funding U.S. institutions through February 8. Democratic leaders - anxious about being blamed for a disruptive shutdown - accepted a Republican promise to hold a full Senate debate over immigration and the 700,000 Dreamers who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Read More »

Government Shutdown Ends As Senate Strikes A Deal

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McConnell's commitment on DACA was enough to win over Senate Democrats who blocked a previous spending bill on Friday, triggering the shutdown. Reuters/Ipsos polling data released on Monday showed Americans deeply conflicted about the immigration issue, although majorities in both parties supported the DACA program. Read More »

Bridges' 31 leads No. 6 Michigan State to sloppy win over IL

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Jaren Jackson Junior scored 21 points and he grabbed 11 rebounds. Michigan and Michigan State, barring a matchup in either the Big Ten Tournament or the NCAA Tournament, will only meet once on the hardwood this season. Trent Frazier and Leron Black added 13 and 12, respectively. The Spartans shot 78.9 percent and outrebounded the Illini 17-5 in the first half yet led by just seven, 39-32, at halftime. Read More »

Supreme Court observes it can not go into marital status of Hadiya

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The Hadiya lawsuit put the spotlight back on "love jihad ", a controversial term coined by fringe outfits to describe cases of what they believe are forced marriages between Muslim men and Hindu women. "We make it clear that we are concerned about ongoing probe of NIA into "love jihad " cases and the only issue before us is legitimacy of the marriage which can not be challenged by third party", said the SC. Read More »

Analysts Recommendations The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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United American Securities Inc who had been investing in Coca Cola Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.93B market cap company. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 2.79%. Olsavsky Brian T sold $2.31 million worth of stock. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $3.05 million activity. Read More »

National Weather Service says winter storm still on track

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The National Weather Service has issued a series of Winter Storm Watches for extreme southern South Dakota (see NWS map above). Plan on hard travel conditions. By next weekend another significant warmup is predicted with a high of 42 degrees Friday and a chance for rain or snow showers both Friday and Saturday. Read More »

USA senate votes to reopen government for two weeks

The vote is on funding the government through February 8. Shortly before the Monday procedural vote was set to begin, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., announced that he would vote to reopen the government along with enough Democrats to assure it reaches the 60 votes needed to advance. Read More »

Second Women's March Since Trump Inauguration Sees Larger Turnout in Many Cities

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There are conservative women who say that they don't necessarily feel welcome in these kinds of marches. "Women together can stop this slide to the bottom", actress Alfre Woodard told a crowd at Los Angeles City Hall. This time around, marchers targeted swing states to register new voters. "You know, I've been alive for 13 presidents, and I've never seen anyone like the president that we have - I can't even call him the president - that has been willing to destroy our country for money ... Read More »

Puerto Rico to privatize state owned power company

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PREPA had promised that most of the island would have power by the end of December. Now, Rossello wants the island to move toward a "consumer-centered model", which he said should be more sustainable, viable, and attract new businesses to the island. Read More »

Dolores O'Riordan Memorial With Open Casket Thronged

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In a statement, her publicist said: "Whilst the primary objective of Dolores's trip to London last Sunday evening was for a studio mixing session on Monday and Tuesday with Martin "Youth" Glover on a recently recorded D.A.R.K. She used to make me laugh. Cranberries songs played softly in the background as fans solemnly entered the church to bid their farewell. Fans from around the world queued outside in the wind and rain to pay their respects to the music icon during a four-hour public ... Read More »

911 audio from Rand Paul attack released

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Paul said the American people see though "partisanship and gamesmanship", when politicians claim the opposing party does not want to fund the military and pay our soldiers. Baker said Friday that he's hopeful the state charge will be dismissed now that Boucher has reached the plea agreement on the federal charge. He gives his full name, Randal Paul , when asked by a second dispatcher and tells her that he was attacked " in my yard, while I was mowing the grass ". Read More »

Top 10 highlights of PM Narendra Modi's exclusive interview with Zee News

An armed Swiss officer stands guard on the roof of a hotel near the Congress center, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum take place in Davos . Mr Trump was planning to leave later in the week. "Davos this year represents possibly the best opportunity to promote SA given the recent election of Cyril Ramaphosa as President of the ANC and the apparent new found commitment of the ruling party to root out corruption, restore good governance and roll back "state capture". Read More »

Oil slips even as ministers say output cuts will continue

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Oil prices have risen from around US$45 per barrel in mid 2017 to around US$70 per barrel this month because of OPEC and non-OPEC producers' combined efforts to reduce the output by around 1.8mn barrels per day. The group predicts stronger growth in demand and a weaker recovery in rival supplies than the IEA, implying a steady drop in inventories through the year. Read More »

Mike Pence calls on Palestinians to return to negotiating table

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Embassy in Jerusalem - and that United States Embassy will open before the end of next year", said Pence. His statement is the first public confirmation of the change in US plan, driven by USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman who pushed the administration to expedite the relocation process, originally slated to take 3-4 years. Read More »

Reasons, risks and consequences of Turkey's Syria operation

Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch " over the weekend, pushing into the Afrin region to dislodge the US-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG and opening a new front in the seven-year-old Syrian civil war . This has infuriated Ankara and strained its relations with Washington even though the two are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. "Kurdish representatives have been included on the list of Syrians invited to participate in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress which will take place in ... Read More »

Donald Trump's First Formal Medical Exam as President Finds Him Almost Obese

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It is a CT scan, a specialized X-ray that takes high quality pictures of the heart, looking for calcium-containing plaque in the blood vessels that feed the heart, known as the coronaries. Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, directs the White House medical unit and has worked as a White House physician since 2006. "He did. He had a - so technically, he has nonclinical atherosclerotic coronary - coronary atherosclerosis", Jackson said. Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan to name his fourth child 'Akanksha'?

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If you've been following Aryan Khan's pictures on Instagram, you would know how this boy just doesn't smile. Shah Rukh seems to have developed a liking for the same pose and guess in that case, it wouldn't be wrong to say - "Like son, like father", no? "It is indeed a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent, Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John ", said Khan, according to Hindustan Times . Read More »

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt laid to rest

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Jessica, who spent three weeks in a coma in St George Hospital, was taken off life support just one day after a joint funeral held for her parents and sister. Lars Falkholt, his wife Vivian, and their daughter Annabelle were killed while Jessica Falkholt later died after being on life support. 'An entire family has been taken by events totally beyond their control. Read More »

South Korea Reportedly Plans to Hit Bitcoin Exchanges With Massive Tax Bills

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As of now, a new report from a cybersecurity firm indicates that North Korean hackers have stolen funds from South Korean cryptocurrency exchange in a security breach. According to Yonhap reporting from earlier this month , the government enacted new requirements, such as requiring traders to register accounts under their real names. Read More »