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4 killed as twin-engine plane crashes in Florida


After reviewing video of the crash, Judd said no one should have been taking off in that weather. When crews got to the scene the plane was fully engulfed and the fire was under control at 7:44 a.m., said PCFR. PCSO is conducting the death investigation and the National Transportation Safety Board is now en-route to investigate the cause of the crash. The NTSB and FAA were tasked with investigating what caused the crash. Read More »

Magenta Line shows how we are modernising urban transportation: PM Modi


Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from Botanical Garden station. Reacting to the Delhi CM not being invited, the AAP said, "this is not the first time Delhi CM has been kept out of inaugural ceremonies of new metro lines."The to-be inaugurated stretch of 12.64 kms concludes in the national capital". Read More »

'RHONY' Star Luann De Lesseps Arrested; Judge Suggests She Has Drinking Problem

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's for a copy of de Lesseps' police report. RHONY star Luann de Lesseps started out 2017 with an over the top wedding and is ending it with an over the top arrest! The details surrounding why authorities were called in the first place is still unclear, but De Lesseps reportedly threatened to "kill them all" upon arrest. Read More »

As much as 20 cm now predicted for Christmas morning


The national weather agency said snowfall will intensify across the region this evening as the system moves south of Lake Erie and Ontario tonight. "Today is going to be a reprieve between the storm of yesterday and the storm tomorrow". Environment Canada is forecasting a snowy Christmas for Greater Victoria. A weather system is working its way towards Vancouver Island and is expected to bring some flurries just in time for Christmas morning. Read More »

'Jhadav-family meeting may extend to an hour'


The mother and wife of Jadhav were due to arrive in Pakistan Monday morning via a commercial flight and were scheduled to depart the same day, the Foreign Office had said. Faisal had also given an assurance that Jadhav was not under any threat of immediate execution and his meeting with his wife and mother had been arranged "purely on humanitarian grounds". Read More »

Police investigate suspicious package addressed to US Secretary of Treasury


The scene was cleared by 9:30 p.m. and no evacuations were ordered, police said . The LAPD dispatched a bomb squad and even closed the street while checking the suspicious box. Secretary Minuchin was not home at the time. Representatives for the Treasury Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment Sunday morning. Read More »

Carlow/Kilkenny people urged to check numbers after Lotto win at airport


The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 28, 29, 32, 38 and the bonus number was 31. The victor has 90 days to claim their prize, and they are being urged to sign the back of their ticket. It was the 12th Lotto jackpot won in 2017, with over €70 million shared between the fortunate dozen. Two winning guaranteed $1 million prize tickets were sold in Ontario - one in Chatham and one in the Bowmanville area. Read More »

London Zoo to reopen after fire that killed animals


The zoo, located in Regent's Park in central London , said it would be remain closed until further notice. Flames ripped through the Animal Adventure section just after 6am, spreading to a cafe that included a petting zoo, and a gift shop near a penguin pool at the back of the site. Read More »

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for a very white Christmas


Snow develops around or after midnight as an area of low pressure quickly takes shape. Through Saturday morning, a swath of freezing rain is expected to coat the southern and central ME counties with less than half an inch of ice while snow falls in more northern parts of the state, likely changing to sleet and freezing rain by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service stations in Caribou and Gray. Read More »

Spicer: Tom Hanks should 'take the lead' and talk to Trump


I think now is the time .' This is the moment where, in some ways, our personal choices are going to have to reflect our opinions. The film recounts Washington Post's early 70's race with NYT to break news on the Pentagon Papers, a study leaked by former Rand military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, revealing the country's losing battle in waging the Vietnam War. Read More »

Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37


Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said. He was photographed wiping his tears with a handkerchief during the meeting. Saturday's mall blaze in Davao was the biggest fire incident this month as it is the second time a mall was hit by fire this year, the first was in January. Read More »

Jai Ram Thakur to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh


The BJP took nearly a week to decide on the Chief Minister candidate after after its Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost his election. With Mr. Supporters of Dhumal and Thakur had raised slogans as central observers met state leaders on Thursday. He said the swearing-in ceremony will take place on December 27 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among those in attendance. Read More »

Razak slams United States at rally on Jerusalem row


An opposition leader has criticised the rhetoric by Prime Minister Najib Razak against the move by United States President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. "Assalamualaikum and a very good morning, I have arrived at Putra Mosque since early in the morning for "Himpunan Putih Solidariti Selamatkan Baitul Maqdis". Read More »

Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire


PNA also reported that most of the missing people were employees of SSI Philippines, an outsourcing company located on the fourth floor of the mall. The cause was not known but an investigation was being launched, she said. Based on initial records from the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office's (DCDRRMO), the fire started at around 9:40 a.m. It's been a hard year for the tough-talking, 72-year-old leader, who faced his most serious crisis when hundreds of pro-Islamic State ... Read More »

"Mueller is doing a great job", Democrats say


Echoing a complaint by lawyers for his transition team that Mueller had "unlawfully" obtained tens of thousands of its emails from the General Services Administration, the president on Sunday said: "It's not looking good". Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, the first lawmaker to openly demand Mueller's firing , discussed the special counsel's investigation with Trump aboard Air Force One earlier this month ahead of a rally in Florida. Read More »

Dinakaran takes early lead in RKNagar by


Nagar for their votes and support. The RK Nagar result could actually prove to be the tipping point for the EPS government he promised. The pressure is on the ruling party to defend Jayalalithaa's home turf. "It is he who would be the challenger to the DMK and not the pretenders like EPS and OPS", said Sampath. Psephologist Arun Krishnamurthy pointed out that Dhinakaran managed to turn this byelection into a battle between him and the rest. Read More »

USA may recognize Israel as Jewish state: Ismail Haniyeh

Speaking at a press conference in Bethlehem as Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas at the site where Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been born, Christian leaders said that without peace in Jerusalem, there will not be peace anywhere in the world. Read More »

Philippines communist rebels declare Christmas truce after similar govt move


Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Ma. Its anniversary is on December 26. The Party previously declared a unilateral ceasefire in August 2017, which lasted until February 10, 2017. " Malamang lalabas (It will likely come out) this morning ang ceasefire declaration ng CPP at NPA", Sison told Rappler in a message Friday morning, December 22. Read More »

Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire


Fire officials said the chance of survival for the 37 people trapped in the building was "zero", Paolo Duterte , Davao's vice mayor and son of the country's president, wrote on Facebook . local time. This is the second time a mall was hit by fire this year, the first being the open mall of Gaisano Capitol in Barangay Mintal in January. Read More »

South Sudan warring factions sign ceasefire


South Sudan is entering the fifth year of a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people. A peace deal was signed in 2015 , but it collapsed in July 2016 when fresh fighting in the capital Juba forced then first vice-president Machar into exile . Read More »

Soggy Saturday, some light snow chances for Christmas

While this will likely not be a significant storm system for us, it would still be a welcome sight for those snow fans hoping for a white Christmas . We have dropped coverage to about 20% for the first half of the early morning, and if everything plays out like models are suggesting that number may need to be dropped more. Read More »

Philippines storm kills over 100

But Mindanao, home to 20 million people, is rarely hit. Mayor Bong Edding of Zamboanga del Norte province's Sibuco town told The Associated Press a search-and-rescue operation was ongoing after more than 30 people were swept away by flash floods in the fishing village of Anungan. Read More »

Apple Faces Lawsuits Over Slowed iPhones


Poole wrote that he believed Apple made a decision to limit the phones' performance when battery condition declined. Bogdanovich believes that Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhones in order to force people to upgrade, though Apple has said this isn't the reason. Read More »

Finance Bromance: Irish Men Marry to Avoid Tax Hit

The pair have known each other for 30 years and now live together, with Mr O'Sullivan acting as Mr Murphy's unpaid carer. 85 year old Matt said that Michael, who is also his carer, was "his best friend". "Then one night he (Murphy) turned around and said it to me and I said I would marry him". The younger man acknowledged that Ireland's LGBT community made the move possible. Read More »

Trump tweets target Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director after reports of retirement plans

The president repeated false statements about McCabe's wife and donations she received during a 2015 campaign for Virginia state senate. "Wow, 'FBI lawyer James Baker reassigned, ' according to @FoxNews", Trump tweeted . The report comes after McCabe's testimony in front of congressional committees this week, as well as mounting GOP criticisms of him in the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US


Mr Trump was said to have made the comments during the meeting with senior staff in June, at which he is said to have complained too many were receiving visas. But legal immigration has also become a target, as Trump's reported remarks demonstrate. But White House has denied it as another fake news from the respected newspaper. Read More »

Snow tonight south and Sunday north


The changeover from rain to snow will occur quicker in Northwest Benton county, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, which will lead to higher accumulations of snow on grassy and elevated surfaces . Snow tonight is expected to change to a wintry mix that includes freezing rain on Friday morning, the Weather Service said. Northerly winds on the back-side of the departing low pressure could cause additional lake-enhanced snowfall in southernmost Cook County and Will County in IL as well ... Read More »

Palestinians Use 'Christmas Message' To Promise No Peace Deal With US


The invitation came shortly following a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul where Abbas announced that he would no longer accept the U.S. Alluding to the fact that Trump's recognition was a fulfillment of a campaign promise which was particularly important to his evangelical Christian supporters, Abbas called upon "world Christians to listen to the true voices of the indigenous Christians from the Holy Land". Read More »

Feds, State, Local Authorities Investigate Harrisburg Shooting Spree


Friday, striking his vehicle several times and sending one shot "that went very close to hitting him", Marsico said . There's "no doubt" a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding one of them before they shot and killed him, was targeting police officers, a prosecutor said. Read More »

Kasich signs OH law banning abortions for Down syndrome


District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who said in her decision that the "United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability". Read More »

Vijay Rupani to Swear-in as Gujarat Chief Minister on December 26


Post the high-stakes polls which saw BJP retaining power in Gujarat for straight sixth term, there was speculation that party might enforce a change in leadership in wake of BJP's tally slipping below 100 since 1995 while a resurgent Congress improved its tally to 77, the best ever since 1985 elections. Read More »

Unemployment rates in Alabama hit record lows


Unemployment rates have dropped to record lows in five states, including the "yellow hammer" state of Alabama. While the November statewide rate increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, unemployment in Tennessee remains historically low. Read More »

Tropical storm leaves more than 100 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines

Tembin is the Philippines' second deadly tropical storm this month. The Philippines is pummeled by 20 major storms each year on average, many of them deadly. Police also reported dozens more deaths in the mountain village of Dalama near Tubod town. Emergency workers, soldiers, police and volunteers were being mobilized to search for survivors, clear debris, and restore power and communications. Read More »

Top FBI Official Backs Up Comey's Claim That Trump Requested Loyalty Pledge


Strzok was removed from Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller's team after the emails were discovered. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told congressional investigators this week fired Director James Comey had told him President Donald Trump had asked for his loyalty before his dismissed him in May, CNN reported Thursday . Read More »

'3 Army soldiers killed at Keri along LoC'


Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were fearless and honest soldiers, an army release said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty. Read More »