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Teenager killed in MA gas blasts

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Investigators will also look at how local Columbia Gas officials responded to a "pressure increase" in the Lawrence area that was detected at the company's pipeline control center in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the explosions and fires. The entirety of South Lawrence is still under an evacuation warning, Mayor Dan Rivera said Friday morning. Columbia Gas has had seven violations totaling $100,000 since 2010, according to an email from Peter Lorenz, communications director for Massachusetts's ... Read More »

2:01:39! Eliud Kipchoge Obliterates World Record In Berlin

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With weather conditions flawless and virtually no wind, it was clear after the opening few kilometres that Kipchoge's only opponent would be the clock and his three pacemakers were pushed to the limit to keep the tempo high as Kipchoge dipped well below world-record time by the halfway mark. Read More »

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

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The episode has sent tensions between and inside both parties back to the boiling point over a nomination that could reshape the court for decades. This has all the indicators of an 11th hour character assassination and a desperate attempt to delay and defeat the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who has a sterling reputation in his community, his profession, his church and among hundreds of friends, colleagues and co-workers. Read More »

USA recoils from 'cop killing' in Dallas of Botham Jean

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Louis. He was black. The officer was white. In the shooting death of Jean , it is not clear whether Dallas police has issued warrants to search Guyger's apartment as well. Merritt, an attorney for the Jean family, said the Dallas Police Department tainted the investigation before handing it off to the Texas Rangers. Read More »

Revere man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

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The man, who is the first person in MA to die from wounds he suffered from the shark bites since 1936, was knocked off his board at 12:30 pm and then attacked by the shark, according to Cape Cod National Park Service . He said the man kicked at something behind him, and that there was flicker of a tail from the water. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here, ' Booth said WBUR . Read More »

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

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The centre of the slow-moving storm , downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane after it came ashore Friday afternoon, was almost stalled over SC early Saturday, about 55 kilometres west of Myrtle Beach, moving west-southwest at just 8 km/h and scooping massive amounts of moisture from the sea. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States

Water from the Neuse river floods the houses during the pass of Hurricane Florence the town of New Bern, North Carolina , on September 14, 2018. Cooper said many people in his state who may think the storm has missed them have not yet seen its actual threat to their regions, advising residents inland that "rivers will rise days after the rain has stopped", reaching their highest level days from now. Read More »

Israel Attacks Damascus International Airport

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The Israeli military has declined to comment on the report but has in the past acknowledged carrying out scores of air strikes in the past, mainly against Iranian and Hezbollah targets. An unnamed military source told Sana news agency on Saturday evening that the Syrian army had confronted an Israeli missile attack. The agency, without giving any immediate report of casualties or damage, posted footage of the air defences being activated. Read More »

Border Patrol Agent Arrested By Texas Police For Murdering Four Women

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Ortiz reportedly fled from state troopers before being arrested in the parking lot of a Laredo hotel. Another woman who is suspected to have been a fifth victim is said to have escaped from Ortiz and alerted authorities to him. While it was not agency policy to comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, Meehan said, criminal conduct by CBP employees is not and will not be tolerated. Read More »

Koreas open joint liaison office in North

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The co-heads will meet every week. The 4-story building includes separate Northern and Southern offices and a joint conference room, and Seoul's unification ministry said it would become a "round-the-clock consultation and communication channel" for advancing inter-Korean relations, improving ties between the USA and the North, and easing military tensions. Read More »

Nigeria's Finance Minister Adeosun resigns, Presidency says

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Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has resigned from her position, 69 days after her certificate scandal. The Daily Trust reports that Adeosun resigned on Friday, but not sure when the minister submitted her resignation letter. "I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign ". The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. Read More »

Canadian pot users could get flagged at U.S. border

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The U.S. government views foreigners working in the marijuana industry the same way they would someone working for an illegal drug cartel or as a dealer, regardless of their home nation's laws. "If you lie about it, that's fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban". The rub is that it's illegal to have smoked the drug in Canada before October 17, and it's illegal to lie to any border agent who asks about it. Read More »

Even as Florence weakens, flooding is still a major threat

Authorities also confirmed a 78-year-old man's body was found outside by family after being electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain. The hurricane center said the storm will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week. Read More »

Canada and U.S

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A leader of a Canadian labor organization trolled President TrumpDonald John TrumpSouth Carolina detention centers say it will not relocate inmates in mandatory evacuation zones Letitia James routs three Dems to win New York AG primary Trump slams Kerry for "illegal" meetings with Iran MORE on Twitter Thursday afternoon over the president's threat to remove Canada from a planned trade agreement that included the US and Mexico. Read More »

Israel demolishes recently built 'Wadi al-Ahmar' village

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There have been repeated warnings that persistent Israeli settlement expansion in the area could effectively cut the West Bank in two, further damaging the prospects for a viable Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority (PA) condemned the Israeli court's "illegal" decision, saying it was meant to isolate Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds. Read More »

Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists

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Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing. He described the aftermath as "chaos", with families and children running to get to safety on the boats . "So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a fire official told the news agency. Read More »

U.S. extends North Korea-related sanctions

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The two companies and their leader are banned from the USA financial system, and U.S persons and firms are prohibited from conducting businesses with them. Last week, US federal prosecutors charged a North Korean computer programmer with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of the British health care system. Read More »

Hungary to take legal steps against critical European Union ruling - PM Orban

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As a reminder, on 12 September the European Parliament for the first time in history the EU approved the introduction of penalty procedures against member country Hungary. Bringing the Article 7 procedure to the final stage would require the unanimous support of all other European Union member states, which analysts say is unlikely. Read More »

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

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The video was recorded after the 2016 presidential election during one of Google's "TGIF meetings". In a statement, Riva Sciuto, a Google spokeswoman, said that at the regularly scheduled session, some Google employees "expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season". Read More »

Does what the Skripal suspects said add up?

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The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow described the interview as carefully choreographed and freaky, pointing out that in tone and content it matched the whole Russian response to the case - flat denial mixed with mockery. While they acknowledged being the pair seen in images released by Scotland Yard, the men did not provide proof of their names. They may have approached Sergei Skripal's house by chance, but did not know where it was located, they said. Read More »

Kremlin confirms preparations for Putin, Erdogan meeting on Monday

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Turkey, already hosting 3.5 million Syrians, says it can not take in another wave of refugees. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in the Russian city of Sochi on Monday. A senior security source said the army has reinforced 12 Turkish military posts inside Idlib itself. They later went to southern Syria, only to move again in a withdrawal deal when government forces defeated rebels there around two months ago. Read More »

Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term

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I did not and will not request the post of prime minister for a second term", Abadi told reporters in Baghdad during a press conference on Thursday. "The negotiations are still ongoing", al-Ashaari said . Parliament was due to elect a speaker and two deputies during its first meeting on Sept 3, but failed to do so as lawmakers were still trying to determine which competing bloc had the most seats. Read More »

Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines

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The Philippines is routinely hit during the typhoon season. In the latest National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council briefing, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade said the Tuguegarao airport is closed due to the typhoon's effects. Read More »

Trump Denies Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll

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We are public health people. The study concluded the initial death toll of 64 only included those killed directly by hurricanes Maria and Irma - either by drowning, flying debris or building collapse. Meyers was stunned by Trump's tweets denying the death toll. He said: "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths . Read More »

Russia's Putin inspects war games and vows to beef up army

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The Chinese media have described the People's Liberation Army involvement in the drills as the country's largest-ever dispatch of forces overseas for war games. At the end of the exercises, Putin awarded medals to 10 servicemen of Russia, China and Mongolia, who distinguished themselves during the course. Read More »

Trump Mulls Paying Mexico To Deport Immigrants Passing Through To US

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The New York Times reported here on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration told Congress that it meant to use $20 million of foreign aid to help Mexico deport thousands of people. "We are not going to accept it because we don't have to accept it and because it is not in the interests of Mexico", Videgaray said. Well, it seems it's the USA that'll be shelling out millions to its southern neighbor in exchange for helping Trump in his crusade against immigration. Read More »

Hurricane Florence weakens, but threat remains

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Florence became a risky Category 3 hurricane Wednesday afternoon before it downgraded to a Category 2 Wednesday night with winds at 110mph. On its current track, Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia the hardest, the NHC said. Read More »