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Forecasters warn of rain, strong winds and potential snow

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In Cornwall and Devon, the Met Office said journey times may be affected by downpours of rain and there was also a flood warning until around midnight on Wednesday. "There's a chance that some of that rain could turn to snow over higher ground". Cold air is moving our way from Europe and it will see temperatures plunge this weekend. Read More »

Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire

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The FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility issued the recommendation after receiving information from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The President has assailed donations to Mr McCabe's wife, a Democrat running for a spot in Virginia's state legislature, from a political group overseen by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

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The highest snowfall totals will be in the higher terrain areas, the weather service said. Snow had already coated the Triad region by early afternoon. Snow is expected in the North Carolina mountains on Monday - and forecasters are now saying Charlotte might see some, too. One to two inches may be possible for areas above 2,500 feet, with less than one inch for lower elevations. Read More »

Storm Blasts Winter-Weary Northeast; Thousands Lose Power

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It's official: Boston is in the middle of a blizzard as the Northeast gets slammed with the third nor'easter in almost two weeks. Although the latest storm was not expected to bring as many power outages as a nor'easter last week because the snow is lighter and fluffier, more than 150,000 customers in MA lost power by late Tuesday morning. Read More »

The Crown's Claire Foy was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith

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But Foy won't be around to enjoy it. Starting next season, a new cast will be playing " The Crown's " lead characters, with Olivia Colman taking over for Foy as Queen Elizabeth. Smith, 35, was not similarly honoured. Neither Foy nor Smith have commented on the recent revelations and there's every possibility that they were unaware of what went in each other's pockets anyway. Read More »

Another LeBron James triple-double helps Cavaliers bounce back, beat Suns

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Love is averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds and shooting 40.4 percent from three-point range. The Suns are tanking ( Tyson Chandler didn't even play in this one) for a high draft pick.A blowout like this was in order. It may have elicited the loudest fan reaction of the night: James picked off a Payton pass and dribbled straight to the basket for a breakaway slam dunk putting the Cavaliers up 22, 82-60, at the 7:47 mark of the third quarter. Read More »

Clintons are 'a virus in the Democratic Party', says Meghan McCain

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Meghan McCain has hit back at Hillary Clinton's comments blaming her election loss on white women who were afraid to defy their Trump-supporting husbands and sons by voting for her. As to the notion that married women didn't vote for Clinton due to their husbands, 52 percent of married women voted for Trump; 53 percent of married women voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, and 51 percent voted for Republican candidate John McCain in 2008. Read More »

Grab offering loans, insurance with new fintech platform

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Speaking at the inaugural Money 20/20 conference, Mr Anthony Tan, co-founder and CEO of Grab , cited the example of Ibu Sumiati, an Indonesian lady with a small aquarium business who is keen to expand her business to three outlets, and how the new JV - Grab Financial Services Asia - could offer her the financing she needs to make it happen. Read More »

Microsoft to add new data centers in Europe and Middle East

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Microsoft has unveiled their plans to deliver an intelligent, trusted Microsoft Cloud from its very first datacenters located in the Middle East. Microsoft aims to use these datacenters to empower organizations, governments, and businesses to achieve more with what they have and truly take the next step towards bringing their workings into the digital age. Read More »

European Union to offer Turkey more cash for Syrian refugees before Erdogan meeting

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While attention in recent weeks has focused on a ferocious regime assault on rebel-held Ghouta, in Syria's north Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have been advancing in their offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Pro-Turkish forces have seized several border areas and have nearly fully encircled the city of Afrin. The military statement made no mention of civilian casualties, and said only "terrorists and shelters, gun emplacements, weapons, tools and equipment ... Read More »

All Toys "R" Us shops to shut in Britain

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Moorfields added that the remaining 75 Toys R Us and Babies R Us UK stores would remain open until further notice. A new report says that the remaining stores could all be closing sooner than later , but none of that is confirmed. Compounding the retail sector's pain are the painful restructurings of high street eateries Byron, Prezzo and Jamie Oliver's casual dining chain, as well as rising business rates bills. Read More »

Ex-President Lee Faces Questioning in Corruption Probe

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Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak reported to prosecutors for questioning in a corruption probe on March 14 and apologised for the controversy. The verdict in her trial on charges of bribery and abuse of power is due next month, with prosecutors demanding 30 years in jail. Three lawyers have registered to attend the prosecution questioning to assist Lee. Read More »

The Eye Roll That Upstaged Xi Jinping

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Financial journalist Liang Xiangyi found herself at the centre of the social media storm after she was caught on camera looking less than impressed at the long-winded inquiry by fellow reporter Zhang Huijun during a press conference at the 13th National People's Congress (NPC ) in Beijing. Read More »

2500 student walkouts planned nationwide

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On the other hand, missing 17 minutes out of a school day and, in turn, an entire school year seems neither substantially nor materially disruptive. The coordinated walkout was organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year. Read More »

Evacuations lifted for Santa Barbara coast

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But those orders were lifted by 10:30 a.m. Lessons learned from recent storms are helping Santa Barbara County prepare for upcoming rain events, including refining evacuation plans for the Extreme and High Risk areas. Rain is falling on the south coast of Santa Barbara County where some residents have been urged to leave due to potential for debris flows. Those officials advised that "people with access and functional needs or large animals living in high risk (yellow) areas should ... Read More »

US court upholds most of Texas law to punish…

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The Dallas Morning News reported the court decision allows all but one statute of the law to stand, blocking the section that threatens to discipline or dismiss local officials for " endorsing " sanctuary cities policies. The circuit court's decision comes in response to a challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton , who appealed a lower court decision that would've put all of the bill on hold as the cities' lawsuit against the state proceeds in U.S. Read More »

USA allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs

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The Trump administration may have already answered the second. While economic fallout from Trump 's tariffs remains unclear, the political fallout has been swift. "Higher tariffs will increase costs of Hyundai and Kia, putting them at a disadvantage compared with their rivals in the United States", a senior Korean trade ministry official told reporters in a background briefing on Friday. Read More »

What the Rome Statute says about withdrawing from the Int'l Criminal Court

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Opened in 2002, the ICC is the world's only permanent war crimes court and aims to prosecute the worst abuses when national courts are unable or unwilling. "I imagine this will be an worldwide embarrassment for the Philippines ", said Hilbay, remarking that the country had once been seen as a regional leader in human rights. Read More »

Met Eireann weather forecast for today and tonight

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Min. 0 to 4 Celsius, with a risk of frost in sheltered parts of the north and east. A Yellow Alert rainfall warning is also in place for Kildare . "Saturday, St Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast". Read More »

Teacher, reserve cop accidentally fires gun in school; 1 student injured

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Police say Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer, was pointing the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged. Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent P.K. Diffenbaugh echoed Ferrante's thoughts. Ferrante adds that Alexander has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of his department's investigation, which will determine if any of the department's policies regarding the safe handling of firearms were violated. Read More »

Murphy to unveil his budget as NJ's governor

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Those making over $1 million would be taxed 10.75 percent, up from the current rate of just under 9 percent. Some Democratic lawmakers say that they are also opposed to raising the millionaire's tax and instead think that corporate taxes should be raised. Read More »

White House Unveils Plan to Prevent School Shootings

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The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background check system as part of a new plan to prevent school shootings. These, Politico reported , will include consideration of Obama-era guidance on school discipline , the impact of video games on violence, and the effects of press coverage of mass shootings. Read More »

IL trio linked to bombing cases at mosque and women's clinic

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Three men from rural IL have been charged in connection with the 2017 bombing of a mosque in Minnesota and the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic. A report released in June 2017 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations showed a 91% increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the first six months of 2017 compared to the previous year. Read More »

BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad

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Bhabua: Earlier, Rinki Pandey of BJP builds up the lead by 2,528 votes in Bhabua. This is the first electoral contest between RJD and Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), which split ways from the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) past year. Read More »

Germany's Merkel to talk to May on Tuesday - lawmakers

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Those include USA tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum announced by President Donald Trump, along with threats of taxes on German automakers. Earlier on Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel condemned a nerve agent attack in England on a former spy that the British government has blamed on Russian Federation, and said the perpetrators must be held accountable. Read More »

Iran offers Pakistan, China participation in India's strategic Chabahar port project

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On another thorny issue for India, Iran's Foreign minister Javad Zarif, on a three-day visit to Islamabad , also supported the right of self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. In November a year ago, India delivered the first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar Port. Zarif's vision for better Pakistan-Iran ties envisaged realisation of the long-delayed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, establishment of banking ties and signing a free trade agreement. Read More »

Tillerson is out, replaced by Central Intelligence Agency chief

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That's according to current and former USA intelligence officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the issue. Senate confirmation isn't expected to go as smoothly for President Donald Trump's new selections for secretary of state and Central Intelligence Agency director as they did previous year. Read More »

State of chaos: Tillerson and the Trumpification of foreign policy

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Between 2003 and 2005, she oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded, current and former US intelligence officials told the Associated Press. Tillerson had also encouraged Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal and tried to change the president's mind on leaving the Paris climate agreement. Read More »

Trump Weighs Firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

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As recently as last week, the president was supporting Shulkin, who has openly discussed his conversations with Kelly with reporters. The chief of staff was reportedly infuriated by that quote and saw it as an attempt to take advantage of the meeting. Read More »