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Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom

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Lagging behind in polls in Lower Saxony two months ago, the Social Democrats saw a surge in support as election day neared, running neck-and-neck, with the CDU just ahead of the vote. The unlikely three-way alliance that could make up Germany's next government has been dubbed "Jamaica" because the parties' colours match the Caribbean country's flag - black for Merkel's conservatives, yellow for the FDP, and green for the Green party. Read More »

Miami politician running for Congress believes she was abducted by aliens

The topics included how God is not a person and is a "universal energy", the world's "energy center" is in Africa and there are 30,000 skulls in a cave in Malta. Aguilera recently told The Miami Herald , which reported on her seemingly outlandish claims on Monday, that she's a strong believer that there is life beyond planet Earth. Read More »

Fla. gov declares state of emergency for Richard Spencer speech

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Saying there was an "imminent" threat of a potential emergency as a result, Scott explained that the emergency declaration will ensure that security forces have all the necessary resources at their disposition. "Do not provide Mr. Spencer and his followers the spotlight they are seeking". I urge everyone to stay away from the Phillips Center Oct. 19th. "We are hoping this is a nonevent", Darnell said. Read More »

Judge won't toss bribery case against Menendez

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The highly anticipated ruling by U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls had the potential to deliver Menendez a legal and political victory in his years-long fight against the allegations while also undermining a legal theory federal prosecutors have used for years to build bribery cases against public officials. Read More »

Arrest warrant: Mother put children in oven, turned it on

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Her fourth child, an older girl, was safe at a family member's home when her siblings died, police say. Lamora Williams, 24, was arrested on Friday night and charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of one-year-old Ja'Karter Penn and two-year-old Ke'Yaunte Penn. Read More »

Titans QB Marcus Mariota to Start vs. Colts

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Mariota practiced every day leading up to the game, and on Saturday was listed as questionable on the Injury Report. Titans coach Mike Mularkey was more guarded in his assessment of his quarterback, indicating Mariota was likely to be a gametime decision. Read More »

Dust carried by Hurricane Ophelia turns European skies orange

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Apparently, the red sun is due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pushing tropical air and dust from the Sahara. Storm Ophelia is set to harm parts of United Kingdom with winds upto 80 miles per hour. Ophelia was named a category three hurricane but was downgraded to a post-tropical storm. Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall, Ireland's Electricity Supply Board said, describing it as an unprecedented event that ... Read More »

UN General Assembly elects new members to the Human Rights Council

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Human Rights Watch called for elections to be competitive. "Australia owes those people obligations", said Hugh de Krester, the executive director of the Human Rights Law Centre. The US administration has threatened to quit the rights council, citing its anti-Israeli bias after it voted to compile a list of companies that have dealings with Israeli settlements. Read More »

Trump blames Castro regime for injuries to U.S. diplomats

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Questions also continue to swirl around the Cuban government's involvement in the attacks, given that experts say the country likely lacks the scientific expertise to launch such a sophisticated operation. The President did not expand on what led to the conclusion that Cuba was responsible, but called it a "very unusual attack". The Cuban government has strenuously denied all involvement in the approximately 50 attacks that took place against USA diplomats, who experienced hearing loss, ... Read More »

MS Dhoni Shows His Football Skills At Celebrity Clasico

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Dhoni curled one in ala David Beckham style during the charity football match, whereas his second goal was a perfectly taken free-kick which left everyone awestruck as it easily finds the opposition wall. Last year's game ended in a 2-2 draw. They hit as many as 7 goals and entertained their fans present in the stadium. Both Virat and MS Dhoni are associated with FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League, while their former teammates Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar back two time ... Read More »

Trump says he'll "look into" nominee for drug czar

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Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) requested that Trump cancel his nomination for Marino to lead the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Business Insider reported . With heroin and opioid-based painkiller deaths on the rise a disturbing new report has surfaced claiming Congress stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of one of its most potent weapons against large drug companies. Read More »

New Jersey teacher to student: 'Speak American'

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Several students said that while they disagreed with what the teacher said, they wanted to give her a chance to explain herself. You might also be interested in. "As an alumna of this high school, it's completely disgusting to see that this type of behavior is tolerated and accepted", Nicole Franchesca, a former student at the school, wrote in a Facebook post . Read More »

Trump and McConnell take questions after White House meeting

McConnell says, "we've been friends and acquaintances for a long time" and adds that they talk frequently on weekends. "We have the same agenda", McConnell told reporters. Trump says McConnell has been a "friend of mine for a long time" and that they are "fighting for the same thing". I've been hearing repeal and replace now for seven years. Read More »

Russia, set to introduce its own official virtual currency

The news was announced at a closed door meeting in Moscow. In view of this, AVANTI proposed measures to minimize these risks and focusing on the development of a national cryptocurrencies. There have been previous reports that Russian Federation was looking into creating its own cryptocurrency, though with Putin and his administration viewing cryptocurrencies in general as illegitimate replacements for Russia's official currency, there has been skepticism that it would go through with it. Read More »

Ophelia causes a yellow weather warning for North East

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Ophelia is expected to produce rainfall amounts up to 50mm in parts of the west with isolated totals above 50mm in elevated areas of the south and west. Ophelia is on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean and it comes 30 years after the UK's Great Storm of 1987. "This leads to the potential for injuries and danger to life". Read More »

A frost advisory is ahead as temperatures fall across MA

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Areas in blue are under a frost advisory from 2-9 a.m. Tuesday , Oct. 17, 2017. This includes Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, and Groton. This is what October is all about! If you're in the frost advisory and have plants you'd like to hang on to for a little while longer, take the time to cover them tonight and tomorrow night. Read More »

Mayim Bialik responds to backlash over Harvey Weinstein scandal op-ed

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If many actresses who have shared their experience in Hollywood around the case Harvey Weinstein have benefited from the empathy of the public opinion, it has not been the case of Mayim Bialik . " Assault and rape are acts of power.I really do intend to convey that I understand that". Four women have also accused him of rape. During a live chat with the New York Times on Monday, she defended herself fully, saying she was not victim blaming or "passing judgment" on women who ... Read More »

President Trump breaks silence on death on Green Berets killed in Niger

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Trump was responding to a question about why he has remained silent for days about an ambush in Niger that left four USA soldiers dead. While the attack took place on October 4, the President had not previously commented on it. "President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star Families at the White House and ... Read More »

Bodies found in Joshua Tree near where couple went missing

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Authorities say the bodies of two adults have been found in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where a California couple vanished while hiking almost three months ago. Searchers found their auto at the head of the Maze Loop trail but few other clues. On Sunday, he found pieces of clothing, water bottles and food wrappers in a wash two miles from the Maze Loop. Read More »

Daphne Caruana Galizia Reported Dead In Car Explosion

Malta Television reported that Caruana Galizia had filed a complaint to the police two weeks ago to say she had received threats. "Our country deserves justice", he said in a televised statement, in which he called for national unity. She wrote on Monday: "There are crooks everywhere you look now". A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country's newspapers, Galizia was recently described by the Politico website as a "one-woman WikiLeaks". Read More »

Worker Accused of Stealing $1.2 Million in Fajitas Over Nine Years

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Escamilla had reportedly been intercepting deliveries of fajitas and selling them to his own customers, but was caught August 7 when he missed a delivery because he took the day off for a medical appointment. Gilberto Escaramilla was sacked from his Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department job in August. When the person who answered the phone said the office doesn't serve fajitas, the driver said he's been delivering the spicy meal to the office for nine years. Read More »

DOJ to help prosecute man charged in murder of transgender student

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LGBT advocates have always been skeptical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' pledge to prosecute acts of violence against transgender people. The man charged with first-degree murder, 23-year-old Jorge "Lumni" Sanders-Galvez , could face the death penalty if found guilty of a federal hate crime . Read More »

'Teething problems' for new GWR train to Wales

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AN apology has been issued to rail passengers by Great Western Railway in response to complaints about shortened trains by commuters from Henley. However, the stretch to Swansea will remain diesel powered, after a decision to scrap plans to extend the electrified network that far west. Read More »

Yahoo can provide dead man's emails to family, court says

For more than a year, American police have had trouble solving cases involving child rape, drug trafficking and fraud because of these restraints, according to the U.S. And if the U.S. can use a warrant to take any data so long as it's held by an American company, doesn't that invite foreign governments to do the same thing? The case, United States v. Read More »

Minnesota, other states sue federal government over health care subsidies

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Mr. Obama's move drew a rebuke from a court that ruled he was overstepping his powers. Under the Affordable Care Act, these payments are made monthly to insurance companies. Republican Senator Susan Collins, who has opposed Trump-backed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare , warned that the president's move will also affect the ability of vulnerable low-income people to access healthcare and afford out-of-pocket medical costs. Read More »

Barack and Michelle Obama Select Artists to Paint Their Official Portrait

Los Angeles, 1977), whom President Obama selected, has frequently portrayed young African American men wearing the latest in hip-hop street fashion. This will mark the first time that black artists were hired by the Smithsonian to create a portrait of a former president since they started commissioning portraits in 1994, though the White House did commission a black Alabaman artist, Simmie Knox, to paint the Clintons in 2000. Read More »

Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Desertion, Misbehavior

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His lawyer said the prosecution and defence have not agreed to a stipulation of facts in the case, which is an indication that they did not reach a deal to limit his punishment. Bergdahl has said he left his post in order to draw attention to what he saw as problems with his unit and its leadership. "You know, it's just insulting frankly", Bergdahl said. Read More »

HC slams CBI for 'complete lack of interest' in tracing Najeeb Ahmed

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Does the DIG read what the Inspector has said in the report? The court said: "We want to know what exactly happened". The case was handed over to the CBI after the High Court was dissatisfied with no progress made by the Delhi Police. The high court had transferred the investigation from Delhi Police to the CBI in May, after expressing displeasure over the slow pace of the probe. The notice was sent after the Delhi High Court had asked the police to explore other avenues of probe as all ... Read More »

Bengaluru techie assaulted for rescuing cattle, alleges police involvement

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DCP (south) S D Sharanappa, under whose jurisdiction the alleged incident occurred, said the police acted on the complaint of illegal slaughter filed by the activist and sent personnel to stop the illegal activities. Nadini said though the two constables got out of the vehicle, the mob kept pelting stones forcing her to flee from the scene. I will approach senior police officials regarding why police officials falsified information and why they did not book a case under IPC 307 (attempt to ... Read More »

DOOM releasing for Nintendo Switch on November 10

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We've been thrilled with the feedback that Doom is among the very best looking and performing games on Switch. They're the same studio responsible for ports of games like Rocket League and Octodad . Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat - whether you're obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Read More »

Gas prices decreasing in Georgia

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Slowly yet steadily, gas prices across the Bradenton-Sarasota region as well as Florida continue to fall, with Monday marking the 32nd consecutive day costs dropped in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The highest was about $2.58 per gallon in the Traverse City area. AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. And motorists can expect another drop soon. Read More »

Girl, 3, drowns in ice cream parlor grease trap

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Emergency responders rushed the child to the East Alabama Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The case has so far been ruled an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected. She walked with a skip in her step. Sadie is seen left standing second from the left with her five siblings and parents Corrie and Tracy Andrews. Family members and employees of the ice cream shop immediately began CPR. Read More »