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Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Paul's neighbor

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Baker said Friday the attack was "completely, 100 percent out of character" for Boucher. As the announcement from the Justice Department sums it up, "Boucher allegedly witnessed the victim stack brush onto a pile near the victim's property and 'had enough.' Boucher ran onto the victim's property and tackled the victim". Read More »

Smiths members reuniting for "Classically Smiths" orchestral shows

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Nearly as soon as the announcement of the "Classically Smiths " shows - billed as featuring former members Andy Rourke , Mike Joyce , and Craig Gannon playing Smiths songs with orchestral accompaniment -went out Monday, Rourke's rep reached out to say that he had never actually signed on to this tour and that any quotes attributed to him in the press materials had been fabricated. Read More »

Schlumberger (SLB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank of Canada

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It has underperformed by 24.39% the S&P500. Barclays Public Llc stated it has 0% in Copart, Inc. Goldman Sachs Grp reported 0.11% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $254,000 was sold by PAPADOPOULOS STELIOS. JOHNSTON TERRY L sold 1,511 shares worth $307,896. (NASDAQ:EXEL) or 300,000 shares. Read More »

Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon in Billings

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There will be a 40 percent chance of light rain at night. Tonight: Snow, mainly before 9 p.m. Areas of blowing snow before 3 a.m. This evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41, according to the National Weather Service . Sunday night's low is predicted to reach 14 degrees before the sun returns Monday . The forecast calls for snow turning into sleet Monday , with 1- to 2- inches of snow accumulation in central New Hampshire. Read More »

Sessions Is Interviewed in Mueller's Russia Investigation

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A Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed the interview took place in response to the Times' questions about the probe. The Justice Department declined to provide any details of the interview. But against the backdrop of these questions, let's also pause to appreciate the magnitude of the circumstances: in one of the most serious scandals in American history, the nation's chief law enforcement officer was questioned for several hours as part of a growing counter-espionage investigation. Read More »

US government to reopen after Republicans pledge to act on 'Dreamers'

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Photo Tens of thousands of U.S. federal workers begun closing down operations on Monday. Republicans opposing the deal were Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. "I respect the passion that many of my friends in this chamber, Democrat and Republican alike bring to the major issue before the Senate, all of these issues", McConnell said. Read More »

EasyJet - Passenger growth sees revenues soar

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On the consolidation of the industry, following the collapse of Air Berlin and Monarch, RBC expects to see firmer pricing for budget airlines. The low-priced carrier further noted that it expects its revenue per seat at constant currency to increase by mid to high single digits in the first half of its financial year. Read More »

FBI Director Chris Wray Threatened to Resign if Sessions Fired Andrew McCabe

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Axios continues: "Why it matters: Trump started his presidency by pressuring one FBI Director (before canning him), and then began pressuring another (this time wanting his deputy canned)". and give the rank and file confidence in their leadership", Shah said. "I would have no immediate information of that". "Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got ... Read More »

Protesters gather at Capitol for annual anti-abortion rally

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That's a symbolic change from a year ago, when Vice President Mike Pence - in practical terms, the leader of the anti-abortion movement in the United States - addressed the group in Trump's absence. More than a thousand Minnesotans, bundled in jackets and hats soggy from snow, packed into the Capitol's rotunda Monday to rally against abortion. Read More »

Attack Reported at Marshall County High School in Benton

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She said she was angry when she learned who the suspect was because she'd complained about the boy at least twice to school officials, including to a vice principal. He said he had no information on her condition. The school was placed on lockdown and emergency responders are already on scene. This item has been corrected to show the sheriff's official is named Sgt. Read More »

Government Shutdown Ends With One Clear Loser: Democrats

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The House approved the measure shortly thereafter, sending the spending bill to Trump , who quickly signed it. "When I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides", McConnell said in a Senate floor speech Monday morning. Read More »

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

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Specifically, skeptics don't believe the president actually stands at 6-foot, 3-inches and weighs just 239 pounds. Trump has no heart disease and no family history of it. Nasreddine himself acknowledges. Higher numbers indicate the development of coronary artery disease, which could lead to unsafe blockages in the heart. Read More »

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

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But the Turkish military has opted to use its presence in Idlib to open a new front against the Kurds. Turkish aircraft are bombing the city as Turkish and allied forces have moved across the border. For Syrians , this is their own conflict, Turkey borders it, Kurds have long coveted their own state, even Russian Federation is here at the official behest of Assad. Read More »

Donald Trump Says Republicans Should Go 'Nuclear' On Federal Budget

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President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quieter, resisting an impulse to dominate the news cycle on any issue and piled on pressure on Democrats accusing them of "turning down services and security for citizens in favour of services and security for non-citizens (the DACA beneficiaries)". Read More »

Group: Payment to porn star may be illegal

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Daniels, 39, allowed some members of the audience to motorboat her during the five-minute dance to "Hey Big Spender", local media reports . Trump has yet to publicly address allegations of the affair, but Vice President Mike Pence , now on a state trip to Israel, said he was "not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president". Read More »

President, PM pay tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose

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We have requested the prime minister that the true history of the Indian freedom struggle must be documented and published. Speakers on the occasion included the president of the committee, Naba Bhattarcharjee, UDP members, Bindo Lanong, Paul Lyngdoh and former MLA Manas Chaudhuri recalled the love Bose had for the people in the hills of North East. Read More »

US House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

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After signing the short-term funding extension, the president tweeted: "Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown". "It wasn't enough to get my vote but I understand why people are hopeful that this will eventually result in a DREAM Act passing the Senate and moving to the House". Read More »

Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

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Japan's Toyota is also due to reveal details of its €400m enlargement of its Onnaing auto factory in northern France, with Les Echos newspaper reporting the move will create 700 jobs. Other smaller announcements concern four food production plants and a research center in wireless technologies. The bosses of Coca-Cola, Rolls Royce, Google, Siemens and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, are among those to have taken up the invitation. Read More »

UNRWA launches global funding push after United States aid cuts

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The conference will send a message to the worldwide community to start a funding campaign to help UNRWA continue providing its services to the Palestinian refugees. This all follows Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his threats to cut aid unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume talks. Read More »

Thousands of clubbers and hotel guests evacuated in London

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Passengers were told to expect severe rush hour disruption after Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations were closed, along with several roads in central London. "We're doing everything possible to work around this and keep people moving, and will be running trains into other London stations, however there will be some unavoidable delays and cancellations this morning". Read More »

Dense fog advisory remains for northern counties

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Motorists in the GTA can expect a hard commute this morning as dense fog forms in the region. If driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Commuters in Toronto on Monday also saw patches of dense fog which lingered into late morning. The fog is expected to lift later this morning. Highs will dip back into the 60s for Wednesday and Thursday, but it should be mostly sunny. Read More »

Pakistan police arrest main suspect in Zainab rape and murder case

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Reports say the suspect named Imran is a resident of the same area and lived in close proximity to the house of Zainab's aunt. "Sometimes he would keep a beard, sometimes he would wear spectacles, and he would change his clothes", Khan said, adding that some of the suspect's accomplices are also in police custody. Read More »

Bookseller Gui Minhai snatched again by Chinese authorities

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Mr. Gui was with two Swedish diplomats on Saturday as he traveled to Beijing, where the Swedish Embassy had arranged for his medical examination. A Swedish book publisher under house arrest in China was seized by plainclothes police on a train Saturday in front of diplomats, his daughter said, reigniting worldwide criticism of Beijing's treatment of its critics. Read More »

Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations in north Texas

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Early on, Kertok said 12 homes on Fox Hunt Trail were in danger but no structures have burned. Parker County Judge Mark Riley gave an update shortly after 5 p.m. "They were able to contain it". The fire is located southeast of Willow Park; the smoke plume could be seen from satellite imagery released from the National Weather Service Fort Worth. Read More »

Pence: Timetable for Unveiling US Plan on Mideast Peace Depends on Palestinians

Pence proudly reaffirmed US President Donald Trump's December 6 declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and pledged to move the embassy to the disputed city by the end of 2019. The devout Christian's speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday laden with biblical references was praised by Israelis as perhaps the best they could ever hope for from a U.S. Read More »

Senate advances bill to reopen government

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Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending. They're not going to be talking who the head of the House was, the head of the Senate. Among the Democratic senators who voted against the measure were several rumored to be interested in a 2020 presidential run, including Sens. However, the Democrats claim that they are ready to compromise, and that it is Donald Trump's failure to do so that has brought the ... Read More »

Quake in Indonesia, 6.0 magnitude

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Local TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital. "I ran outside the building". The emergency stairs were very narrow. People took to Twitter to give their account of the quake that "lasted around 20 seconds". "The building started swaying and the swaying increased steadily". A 6.1 magnitude quake struck off the south of Java, about 140km south-west of Jakarta at about 1.35pm local time on Tuesday, according to Indonesia's meteorology, geophysics and climatology agency (BMKG). Read More »