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Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson

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AL.com reports that Johnson's neighbors noticed a suspicious man walking around the house on Tuesday before it caught on fire. Members of the Etowah County Arson Task Force say the fire that destroyed Tina Johnson's home Wednesday afternoon appears to be arson. Read More »

Storm Eleanor: Pregnant woman rescued by coastguard

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Scores of homes in Sunderland and County Durham were left without power after Storm Eleanor hit the region yesterday. In the United Kingdom thousands of homes are without power and travel has been disrupted after Storm Eleanor hit there. Read More »

North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over unlawful oil switch

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South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of worldwide sanctions. But instead of going to Taiwan it transferred the oil to a North Korean ship and three other vessels in global waters on 19 October, South Korean officials were quoted as saying. Read More »

Protests Outside Twitter Headquarters Demanding Trump's Account Be Banned Over Nuclear Threat

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In September, Trump took to Twitter to threaten war with North Korea, a country of more than 25 million. However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way. In Friday's post, the company noted that "no one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences [its] decisions". We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly. Read More »

GOP's Josh Mandel quits Ohio Senate race due to wife's health

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But even before Mandel dropped his campaign, it was looking like an uphill battle for the GOP to unseat Brown, a populist warrior whose numbers have remained strong in the state. Ackison is a businesswoman from Marysville, Ohio, and Gibbons is a Cleveland-area businessman. Brown garnered 51 percent of the vote compared to Mr. Read More »

Senators make criminal referral of Trump dossier author to Justice Department

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A spokeswoman for Grassley said last month that the Judiciary Committee's majority was focused on examining "improper political influence" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ "spanning two administrations". "If the same actions have different outcomes, and those differences seem to correspond to partisan political interests, then the public will naturally suspect that law enforcement decisions are not on the up-and-up". Read More »

Macron urges dialogue with Iran, slams strong rhetoric

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At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the unrest. She says the US message to the government's victims is that "you will not be forgotten". They seek freedom. They seek justice. In October, Mr. Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear deal. Macron did not shy away from underscoring this point in his remarks, detailing Iranian involvement in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon, as well as Tehran's financial support of the internationally ... Read More »

FBI Reportedly Investigating Clinton Foundation

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Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill railed against the new Justice Department inquiry. "Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false", spokesman Craig Minassian told USA media. Read More »

Michael Wolff Says Trump's Associates Question His Fitness

The book, dismissed by Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities. He said he was "comfortable" with all the reporting in the book. Mercer is arguably the most prominent former Bannon associate to disavow him in the wake of the book's publication. Read More »

Present talaq bill will double Muslim women's woes: BSP

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The BJP MPs have been repeatedly saying that any issue that needs to be raised on the bill should be spoken on the floor of the House and discussed in the presence of the entire Rajya Sabha, she claimed. The minister said it was a "shame" for the Congress that it was trying to "obstruct this part of justice" for Indian Muslim women. It doesn't believe in consultation and discussion. Read More »

Trump's threat to cut Palestinian aid worries many in Israel

Hamas, a terror group sworn to Israel's destruction, has run Gaza for a decade but have been regularly criticized by more radical jihadist groups in the Strip. "An emboldened Israeli right wing is moving quickly in the new year to make it far more hard to create a Palestinian state, signaling its intention to doom hopes for a two-state solution to the conflict" is how the Times reported the development under the headline "Energized Foes Push to Cripple Two-State Goal". Read More »

White supremacist faces terror charge after train stopped

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But now the Federal Bureau of Investigation says that Wilson, of St. Charles, Mo., has ties to a white supremacist group and has shown interest in "killing black people", according to a court affidavit unsealed this week. They also said he had "several" legally purchased firearms, but eventually turned over 15 weapons, including an illegal fully automatic rifle and another illegally converted rifle, court documents say. Read More »

Central Florida's last Kmart closing

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Sears Holdings said Thursday that it will be closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears outlets between March and April, with liquidation sales starting as soon as January 12th. In 2006, the company operated more than 3,000 locations in US and a few hundred in Canada. The company operates smaller Sears Hometown Store locations in Seabrook, Rochester, Swanzey, Gorham and Walpole. Read More »

Missing Texas girls found, person of interest arrested

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Police are searching for Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, 7. Police issued an AMBER alert for Griffith and Bandera-magret on Monday, one day after their mother was found dead in their Round Rock home. Read More »

Maharashtra bandh: Blocked Train services start again on Western line

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Along with schoolkids, its the office-goers' day to face hardships as well as the famed dabbawallahs of Mumbai have suspended their services for today. "I have a mark here on my back from last night". Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, which the forces of the British East India Company had won over those of the Peshwa. Read More »

Top FBI, Justice officials meet with Ryan over dossier on Trump, Russia

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The House Intelligence Committee chairman reportedly subpoenaed both Wray and Rosenstein in August for failing to turn over documents pertaining to dossier author Christopher Steele and his communication with the DOJ. Other Republicans have criticized Nunes' past threats to issue contempt citations. The meeting reportedly focused on the Russian Federation probe and was arranged at Rosenstein's request, according to a statement Ryan's office provided to media outlets. Read More »

Manafort sues Mueller over special counsel investigation

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The silhouette of Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump. "I can assure you that the special counsel is conducting himself consistently with our understanding of the scope of the investigation", Rosenstein said, before offering a stirring defense of the special counsel's credibility. Read More »

Syria: 30 civilians killed in air strikes near Damascus

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The ministry also said two Russian service personnel were killed in a mortar attack on the base by rebels, according to TASS. There was, however, no immediate confirmation by the Russian military, which is providing air support to government forces fighting rebels. Read More »

Gander Outdoors to open this spring in Niles

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Moreland Blvd.in Waukesha. Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings , and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced. The News Tribune reached out to Lemonis on Twitter about the Hermantown location, and he said it should be opening "hopefully within a month". Lemonis read 68 USA city names with an opening planned, followed by five other store locations where his company is still negotiating with ... Read More »

Daughter Of Former Redskins Owner Arrested After Anti-Semitic Tirade

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I got places to be", Cooke allegedly repeated. "I said, 'You know what?" After another failed attempt to tackle the lawyer, and a further exchange of expletive-ridden insults, the young couple move away, shouting "self-defense" and "you harrassed me!" As it turns out, it all began in the swanky Upper East Side eatery, Caravaggio's coat check area. Read More »

Class of 2017: matrics get a 75% pass rate, up from 2016

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Top-achieving students in South Africa at the award ceremony for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. The Class of 2017 must be commended for maintaining this trend. "But very importantly to say to those who didn't make it that there are opportunities, and one thing that the ministry must be acknowledged for is the second chance programme that many more learners are getting", he said. Read More »

Revealed! Sanjay Dutt biopic to release on this date

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The pictures from the Rajkumar Hirani's flick are going viral on internet for all the right reasons. Manisha Koirala who acts as Sanjay's mother in the film has gained much attention of the audience in the photos . "Yes, I am excited about it". Nargis Dutt's daughter Priya Dutt also gifted a book called "Mr and Mrs Dutt" to help ace the role of the veteran actress on screen. Read More »

Four dead in Marol building fire in Mumbai

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The only surviving member, Abbasi Kapasi, is now being questioned by the police, after which a detailed report will be submitted. The fire occurred in the Marol area of Mumbai , a densely populated city on the west coast and India's financial and entertainment capital. Read More »

Who will take over the role of Thomas S. Monson?

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While Monson was president in name, Mormons commonly referred to him as "the prophet", the teacher who relayed messages from God to humanity. He is likely to be succeeded by 93-year-old Russell Nelson, who is now the longest-serving member of the church's governing body. Read More »

Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav pleads for minimum punishment on health grounds

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Lalu faces three additional fodder scam cases for illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from the Dumka Treasury, Rs 36 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury and Rs 184 crore from the Doranda treasury. The special court on Thursday deferred the sentencing of Lalu Prasad until Friday. The court of special CBI judge Shivapal Singh will be tomorrow afternoon announcing the quantum of punishment against Mr Yadav and 15 other accused in case number RC64A/96 which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of ... Read More »

Oil at highest since mid-2015 amid Iran tensions, tighter market

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West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices averaged $51 per barrel in 2017, up $7 per barrel from the 2016 average, and ended the year $6 per barrel higher than at the end of 2016, said the EIA. "The market is clearly getting more bullish on oil as inventory levels get closer to the five-year average". Outside the OPEC-shale oil supply clash, the return of geopolitical risks to the oil market will be the major driver of potentially higher oil prices this year, analysts reckon. Read More »

Trump's Immigration Chief Just Floated Throwing (Democratic) Politicians in Jail

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He has repeatedly invoked the tragic death of Kate Steinle, a thirty-two-year-old American citizen who, in 2015, was killed in San Francisco-a sanctuary city-by a stray bullet fired by an undocumented immigrant. Homan went on to claim that the "street cops" in California are completely against the sanctuary state law, and offered an example of an illegal alien that committed murder after a city ignored a detention request from ICE . Read More »

Former NFL player shares heartbreaking video from freezing Baltimore school

Massie said her daughter has been in the building when it was cold before, but that this week felt worse to her. "As of now, I have on four shirts, two hoodies, and a jacket", he said. "Unfortunately, with the extreme temperatures, new problems can emerge quickly". "Our priority is always to open buildings whenever possible". After receiving complaints about students being bundled up in frigid classrooms this week, Lt. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning for Thursday

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Plows will have a hard time keeping roads clear due to blowing snow, Mr. Morrin said. Areas close to one another could have vastly different totals if one area is outside the bands. January 3, 8:35 a.m.: A winter storm warning is now in effect for the eastern end of Long Island starting at 1 a.m. on Thursday. A winter storm advisory will be active in most areas that are north and west of the New Jersey Turnpike. Read More »

500 flights, 400 trains hit due to Delhi fog

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The government today said it was monitoring the situation and trying to bring some improvement in the system performance after flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport went for a toss due to the heavy fog in last three days. Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border

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Maliki said that "this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthis.in clear and explicit violation of United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231". In December, Riyadh warned "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" threatened the kingdom's security following a foiled ballistic missile attack from Yemen. Read More »

Sean Spicer on inauguration crowd size comments: 'I screwed that up royally'

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The press briefing Wolff refers to was on January 21, the day after Donald Trump was sworn into office, and it immediately became the basis for questioning numerous statements Spicer made from the podium during his six months in the job. Spicer reads the childrens' book "How To Catch The Easter Bunny" during the 139th Easter Egg Roll in April. . He continues, "So when I screwed up, yeah, it felt really bad". Read More »

Gov. Cooper: Hundreds of crashes, several fatalities linked to winter storm

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and urged Virginians to prepare for the storm, which could dump up to a foot of snow in portions of eastern Virginia. "The winds out there have been ferocious", Cooper said of the storm that's making its way through the eastern part of the state. However, without a major change in the weather, travel anywhere in the county would be delayed and secondary roads will remain snow-covered for several days, he said. Read More »