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Marathon to be held as planned

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The marathon comes days after a terrorist attack in New York City claimed 8 lives. "It will go on as scheduled". "We'll look forward to the marathon", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. It's all meant to ensure that people in the city can go about business normally, without too much worry. "Terrorism is around and it's not going to go away but you can't give into it, that's what they want", Buxton said. Read More »

Trump threatens to send Manhattan terror attack suspect to Guantanamo Bay

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Officials say the 29-year-old suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, killed eight people and wounded 13 others when he drove a rented pickup truck along a bike path in lower Manhattan. Trump called for "quicker and stronger" justice for terrorists. Trump also criticized the USA justice system , saying he would be open to sending Saipov to the United States military prison operated at the naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read More »

Why doesn't Arizona participate in Daylight Saving Time?

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The move would put MA in the same time zone as the Canadian Maritime provinces, Puerto Rico and several other Caribbean and South American countries. Clocks will be set back one hour to standard time now that the summer Daylight Saving Time period is over. Lawmakers in ME voted earlier this year to adopt Atlantic time if MA and New Hampshire also did so. Read More »

Here's What We Think We Know About the GOP Tax Bill

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The legislation being unveiled Wednesday increases the child tax credit to $1,600 from its current per-child maximum of $1,000. While it's not clear exactly how this tax will work, it could potentially raise the tax bill on foreign earnings for companies like Apple , Alphabet (GOOGL) and Pfizer (PFE) that now pay single-digit tax rates on overseas profits. Read More »

Trump advisor, linked to Russian Federation, withdraws candidacy for post

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George Papadopoulos, the foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty , was approached by Russian agents early in his tenure and offered "dirt" on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and meetings with Russian officials. And he knew that Papadopoulos - who pleaded guilty this month to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his communications with Russia during the campaign - was in communication with Russians, according to Politico . Read More »

China hints at blocking move to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

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China had in August extended by three months its technical hold on the proposal after having blocked the move in February at the United Nations. "We raised a technical hold so as to allow for more time for the UNSC committee and all members to deliberate on this matter, but there is still an absence of consensus", said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Read More »

Tesla slides on murky outlook for fixing Model 3 production woes

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Now in Q3, the company's financial statement reflects more of that drama, good and bad. The electric-vehicle company attributed the loss to ramping up Model 3, pushing back its timeline of producing 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week from the fourth quarter of this year to the first quarter of 2018. Read More »

Mohammad Ali Jinnah's daughter Dina Wadia dies in NY

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Quoting family sources, Samaa TV said that Dina (98) was the only child of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his second wife Rattanbai Petit who was also known as Maryam Jinnah. She visited Pakistan only to attend the funeral of her father in 1948. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif claimed that Dina's death was the "end of the unique bond that existed cause of her illustrated father". Read More »

Hillary Clinton to Trevor Noah: "I'm Not Going Anywhere"

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Trump could whine about Clinton full time without the burdens of governing; his allies could focus their attention on a White House that exists, rather than a former cabinet secretary who left public office five years ago; and Democrats would be pleased to have at least some control over the levers of federal power. Read More »

Donna Brazile: Team Clinton Controlled DNC in 2015 Before Winning Primary

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Still, the article, published this morning in Politico , was bad enough to make any brand leader, senior politician or PR pro spew their breakfast coffee. With the D.N.C. millions of dollars in debt after Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, the organization was in desperate need of cash, leaving the party with little choice but to rely on Clinton's donors to recapitalize. Read More »

Who is Darren Drake? New Jersey man killed in NYC terror attack

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President Donald Trump, who has curbed the number of migrants entering the United States, swiftly declared that the USA "must not" allow Islamic State jihadists to "return, or enter, our country after defeating them" overseas. Jimmy Drake told NorthJersey.com he and his son were close. Authorities investigate a truck after it plowed through Bastille Day revelers on July 14, 2016 in the French resort city of Nice , France. Read More »

US Prosecutors Consider Charging 6 Russians in DNC Hacking Case

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The report indicates that it is possible that charges will be brought some time next year in this case, but it appears as if the DOJ will hold off for the time being, perhaps in an effort to try and arrest some of the suspects while they travel outside of the non extraditable nation of Russian Federation. Read More »

Dogara condoles with Tinubu over the death of his son, Jide

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The Jide Tinubu reportedly slumped and was rushed to a hospital in Lagos where he was confirmed dead. Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has condoled with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the death of his son, Babajide Tinubu . Read More »

Secretary General: NATO and Japan are natural partners

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His defiant comments come amid fears North Korea may be about to test the dreaded "Juche Bird" missile - a nuclear warhead strapped to an ICBM. In the press conference today, Stoltenberg agreed that North Korea is developing ballistic missiles capable of hitting the United States mainland as well as Europe. Read More »

Alabama kidnapping victim escapes trunk

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The suspect allegedly crawled on top of the victim while she slept and started choking her. A kidnapping victim escaped from the trunk of her attacker's auto at a gas station in Alabama Monday night, and surveillance video shows the moment it happened. Read More »

Manchester attack: Extradition bid for brother refused

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British police have been granted a warrant for the arrest of the Manchester Arena bomber's brother in connection with May's attack. Yesterday, British police investigating the May bombing that killed 22 people had requested the extradition of the attacker's brother from Libya. Read More »

Walmart triple slaying suspect in Colorado is identified as manhunt continues

Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody Thursday morning at 72nd and Federal. It did not immediately give details. A photo of Ostrem was circulated on social media, asking the public to look out for the man considered "armed and risky". Avila said police don't yet know how many rounds were fired. In 2013, he was arrested for driving while ability impaired. "I was scared", Stephens said. Read More »

Fiona the hippo's father has died, Cincinnati Zoo says

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The Nile hippo had been struggling with health issues for months, and vet staff made the decision to humanely euthanize him after determining his quality of life wouldn't improve. But "nothing-antibiotics, favorite foods, extra TLC-seemed to turn his condition around", Gorsuch said in the statement. Zoo officials previously said his kidneys had appeared to be shutting down. Read More »

2 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Colorado Walmart

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A third person, a woman is now reported dead in the Walmart shooting incident in suburban Denver in Colorado state of US. About an hour after the initial alert, the Thornton Police Department said on Twitter that the gunfire had ended at the store, which was surrounded by police and fire crews. Read More »

37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled for failing to discharge

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The nozzle also can detach with enough force to be risky. Almost 37 million fire extinguishers made by Kidde Safety are under a recall after it was determined that they could fail to activate during a fire. In total, there have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage. Read More »

Palestinians protest on Balfour anniversary

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The commemoration of the declaration, made in an open letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour published on November 2, 1917, is a contentious occasion. Some protesters held black flags calling for Palestinian refugees to be allowed the right to return, as they marched from Ramallah's Arafat Square to a nearby British cultural office. Read More »

Retired police chief in New Jersey accused of hate crime, excessive force

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The violent encounter previous year, however, is just the tip of the iceberg for Nucera, who has repeatedly used racial slurs and police dogs to threaten and intimidate African Americans in Bordentown, according to The Washington Post . According to 2010 census data footnoted in the federal complaint, showed that Bordentown's population is nearly 75 percent white whereas the census bureau's FactFinder page showed that Trenton's population is 52 percent black. Read More »

Katz on Syria strike: Israel operates to prevent weapons smuggling

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Israel said last month it had attacked Syrian government artillery after fire from across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and warned it would step up such retaliation in the future. A senior Israeli minister Thursday declined to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft had struck a target in Syria the night before but repeated a threat to hit arms shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. Read More »

White House Denies Trump Called Justice System A 'Laughingstock'

Like Monday, expect questions in today's briefing to focus mainly (if not entirely) on new updates in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russian Federation. CNN White House reporter Jeremy Diamond noted that Sanders' JFK/Kennedy mistake was perhaps the least thing wrong with her defense of Kelly's statements. Read More »

Suu Kyi makes 1st visit to conflict-torn northern Rakhine

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Dhaka has yet to send an official list of the Rohingya who have fled since August 25, he told AFP. Some had small boats or pulled makeshift rafts to get to Bangladesh on the river's western bank, but most walked, children cradled in their arms and the elderly carried on their backs, with sacks of belongings tied to staves on their shoulders. Read More »

Terrorists attack CRPF convoy in Kashmir: 5 Jawans injured

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A police officials informed that three CRPF jawans received bullet injuries while two others were injured after getting hit by broken glass panes of the vehicle. CRPF vehicle was on way from Khanabal to Mattan Pahalgam when the attack took place, they said. Last month, militants had attacked a CRPF vehicle in busy Sanat Nagar area of Srinagar. Read More »

All Blacks kick off 2019 Rugby World Cup against Springboks

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South Africa , World Cup champions in 1995 and 2007, face three-time winners New Zealand in the first of four matches during the pool stages of the tournament. This is about as tough as Ireland's admittedly kind group for the 2019 Rugby World Cup could've been. Twice champions Australia, runners up in 2015, will open Pool D play against Fiji, and Wales will take on Georgia. Read More »

PM Modi holds rally in Himachal's Rehan, calls Congress 'laughing club'

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Mocking the Congress manifesto which spoke of "zero tolerance on corruption", Modi asked, "Will anybody in Himachal Pradesh believe the Congress? ". Congress is no longer the party of Mahatma Gandhi. The prime minister, who is in Himachal today, will address a rally in Rehan in the Fatehpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district and another in Dhaula Kuan in Paonta Sahib. Read More »

Catalonia: Deadline looms for Carles Puigdemont and ousted officials

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Puigdemont fled to Brussels on Monday with five of his cabinet ministers shortly after Maza filed the complaints. He said he would testify from Belgium and will not return to Spain. Thursday for questioning that is scheduled to last through Friday. The struggle has also divided Catalonia itself and caused deep resentment across the rest of Spain, although separatist sentiment persists in the Basque Country and some other areas. Read More »

Workplace gender equality not expected until 2234 - WEF

Another WEF source said: "This report shows how Saudi Arabia is slowly but surely paving the way for a stronger society where women are given the opportunity to live their full potential". But it has not been a good year for women elsewhere in the world. Rwanda came in fourth, with another Nordic country, Sweden, in fifth place. That compares to education parity, which could be reached in 13 years, it predicts. Read More »