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Bumpy Airline Ride: 'Pretty Much Every One Threw Up'

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Winter weather caused thousands of flights to be canceled in and out of East Coast airports Friday. "Pilots were on the verge of throwing up", according to the report. Another 10,000 were delayed according to the flight-tracking website. Strong winds have been causing flight disruptions across the US. Wallace told CNN this isn't the first time he's received reports of severe turbulence during a storm, and it likely won't be the last. Read More »

Woman, 32, Accused Of Squatting Inside Hunter College Dormitory

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Lisa S Palmer, 32 and originally from DE, enrolled to study geography at Hunter College in New York in 2016, but quickly stopped going to classes The New York Post reports . Palmer explained, "I felt that it was a miscommunication initially, but after I met with the dean I felt that they were starting to treat me unfairly". Read More »

Iowa Basketball Fell Short in the 2nd Round of the B1G Tourney

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Makenzie Meyer had 13 points, Megan Gustafson 12 and fifth-seeded Iowa used a dominant first quarter to defeat 12th-seeded Northwestern 55-45 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament . -Bench Production -The Penn State bench outscored the IL bench 19-3. After a foul-filled first half that saw also saw MI go 0-for-7 from 3-point range, the Wolverines jumped all over Iowa and erased a five-point halftime deficit within the blink of an eye as it opened the second half with an ... Read More »

BJP Expels Manoj Baitha, Opposition Demands his Arrest

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Urban development minister Suresh Sharma, who is also a BJP MLA from Muzaffarpur, said instructions have been issued for the arrest of Manoj Baitha. After first vigorously denying that he is from the BJP, the party suspended him from primary membership for six years, as late as yesterday evening, 48-plus hours after the incident. Read More »

A Dangerous Mix of Wind, Rain and Surging Seas

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There were more than 150,000 customers without power in the D.C. area as of 4 a.m. Friday. This nor'easter, like the one in January, could reach bombogenesis - or become a "bomb cyclone" - by dropping at least 24 millibars of atmospheric pressure in 24 hours. Read More »

Toys R Us and Maplin face collapse with 5500 jobs at risk

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But many Toys "R" Us staff were likely to be affected, he added. It said it would continue to accept gift cards already bought and announced that most remaining stock would be on promotion to assist clearance. "As noted in January after a lacklustre Christmas trading performance, lower footfall is crippling the retailers that have failed to adapt and failed to convince shoppers that they offer something more than can be bought online", he said. Read More »

Trump's steel tariff hike will have 'significant impact' on UK

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President Donald Trump said today he plans to impose "reciprocal taxes" on imports to reduce the U.S. trade deficit - a move sure to ratchet up tensions with Washington's trading partners . It now remained to be seen whether the new tariffs announced by Trump would be added on top of those already in function, the ministry said. As NPR's Scott Horsley reported, the Commerce Department argues that growing imports of steel and aluminum, driven in part by overproduction in China , ... Read More »

Dr. Seuss delights students

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And boy, were they pumped when we read the Dr. Suess classic Green Eggs and Ham . Her 10-year-old daughter, Mumbi, loves reading mystery books that keep her turning the pages. She said some of the books were actually hard for her because of the tongue twisters. The mission of Read Across America is to motivate children to read 365 days a year. Read More »

High Wind Warning Issued for Orange County

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Along the coast of western ME from Portland northward as well as the rest of the coastal plain and interior southeastern New Hampshire, stronger wind gusts are likely. New snow accumulation of around two inches expected. Additionally, tidal flooding is possible along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean on both Friday and Saturday . Read More »

Dawn Ambush by Al Shabaab Militants Leaves Five Police Officers Dead

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Police say the officers were ambushed at two camps in Fino Ward in Lafey area, at dawn. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a statement named the leader of the attack as Jamaa Nuh Abdille. North Eastern Regional co-ordinator Mohamud Saleh said the attackers targeted Administration and Kenya Police camps in the area. The incident took place five kilometers to the Somalia border after the militants crossed on foot through the porous border. Read More »

Famous Singer Sentenced to Jail for Insulting River

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The Abdin misdemeanor court sentenced her in absentia on Tuesday and fined her 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560). Later on Wednesday, a court in Cairo sentenced another singer, the little-known Leila Amer, to two years in jail for "inciting debauchery" in a music video with sexual connotations, a judicial official said. Read More »

Planes grounded, trains cancelled, roads closed amid big freeze

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Following the announcement of an extended red alert weather warning for Leinster and Munster, Dublin Airport has confirmed in a statement that there will be no flights going to or from the Airport on Friday. They got married last weekend and were looking forward to a luxury holiday in the Maldives when heavy snow closed the airport. Additional staff are on site to assist with the adverse weather response. Read More »

Nagaland Assembly Elections Underway, Blast Reported in Tizit Constituency

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State chief electoral officer Abhijit Sinha said the polling percentage was on the basis of voting till 4.30 pm and the figure was likely to go up as voting was completed in 1,500 out of the 2056 booths across the state till then. Stone pelting was reported from a polling station at Lapa village. Voting was delayed in at least 100 polling stations due to the malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Read More »

Met Office issues ANOTHER red weather warning as United Kingdom faces 'blizzard conditions'

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The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days. The warning advises: "Widespread snow is expected to develop through Thursday afternoon and evening". In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover. Read More »

Smartphones and marijuana may be impacting pedestrian deaths

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The Governors Highway Safety Association report ranks California tenth in the nation with 2.43 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people. "It's downright disturbing", said Richard Retting, director of safety for Sam Schwartz Consulting, who authored the report for GHSA. Read More »

Italy left guessing over Sunday's election outcome: 3 possible scenarios

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Protests and counter-protests, in the streets from north to south. It had 24% to 26% support in the last polls before Sunday's vote. "Since this is a commitment that we made during the election campaign, we will stick to it because we all agree that the most important moral thing in politics is to maintain pledges made to voters during the campaign". Read More »

Trump's new tariffs will "seriously undermine" the United Kingdom steel industry

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Wiener, chief executive officer of Adviser Investments, a Newton, Mass. -based firm that manages more than five billion dollars in assets, as quoted by Washington Post. Precious metal miners outperformed as investors sought refuge in safe-haves assets such as gold following Mr Trump's announcement. " Trade wars are lost by both sides", in a statement. Read More »

The Beast continues to batter Europe

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The Beast from the East has taken its toll on the Yorkshire transport network today with roads, railways and airports all facing a battle against the snow . Schools were closed and traffic brought to a standstill, with temperatures across the country plummeting to between minus 4 degrees Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit) and minus 8 degrees Celsius (17 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the UK Met Office . Read More »

John Kelly jokes chief of staff job is God's punishment

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Porter to work in the White House with interim security clearance despite the alleged spousal abuse being uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation background check. Hicks announced this week that she would soon be leaving the White House. The White House official also denied the charge that Mr Kelly prevented Mr Scaramucci from receiving an invitation to the Davos event. Read More »

Indian government issues official statement rebuking Trudeau's Sikh terrorist conspiracy theory

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According to the CTV news, the Liberals used their majority on the Commons' national security committee to block the motion. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale was grilled over the Jaspal Atwal affair in an awkward exchange with reporters Thursday that ended with him almost crossing paths with the Liberal MP who claimed responsibility for inviting the attempted murderer to events with the prime minister in India. Read More »

Luka Modric facing perjury charges following testimony on Tottenham transfer

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The statement did not name Modric, as is a standard practice in Croatia, but said it charged a 32-year old Croatian citizen, citing details from his testimony. Modric could not immediately be reached for comment. Last October, Modric was named, for the third time, to the FIFA FIFPro team selected by thousands of professional players. Read More »

Pig eater faces death threats

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Molly was one of 57 pigs nursed back to health after being seized a year ago from a Ladysmith, B.C. property. Jack was turned into the SPCA by a family who adopted him as a stray. Forget also said he and his partner have been receiving death threats since being identified as the pig's owners online. "But we try to impress on people that we're here to support and help if anything's gone wrong". Read More »

Jordan King arrives tomorrow; to deliver talk on Islamic heritage, moderation

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King Abdullah's meetings in New Delhi will cover means to bolster Jordanian-Indian relations in economic, commercial, and investment fields, as well as current regional and worldwide developments. He launched the Aqaba Initiative to lead global efforts to prevent the radicalisation of youths. He had appreciated Modi for undertaking a "stand alone" visit to Palestine through Amman and also for Indias strong support to the Palestinian cause. Read More »

PNB fraud: Unable to confirm if Nirav Modi is here, says US

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Sharma was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the fraud case against Nirav Modi and Gitanjali group. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached 41 properties of diamantaire Nirav Modi's uncle Mehul Choksi, valued at Rs 1,217.20 crore, in connection with the money laundering probe in PNB scam. Read More »

Exxon Mobil's (XOM) Sell Rating Reiterated at Barclays

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The stock increased 1.38% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $19.78. Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) ended its day at 18.45 with the rising stream of -23.32% and its total traded volume was 14.91 million shares more than the average volume. Read More »

Putin boasts of new nuclear weapons

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On Thursday, he sought to back his rhetoric with video clips of what he said were some of the new missiles. But by that point, awareness had grown about the dangers of nuclear fallout, and arms control treaties were coming into place, Geist says. Read More »

China firm dismisses report that oil tycoon under probe

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Trade in bonds issued by CEFC Shanghai International Group worth some 14 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) has been suspended indefinitely following a fierce sell-off sparked by reports of the investigation. The investigation casts further doubt on the timing of the completion of the Rosneft deal. The CEFC China Energy conglomerate itself is not publicly listed. Read More »