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Wife of the Pulse Shooter Says She Knew His Plans

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USA Today reports that, in a 12-page handwritten statement to the FBI , Noor Salman claimed she saw her husband, Omar Mateen , prepare for the June 12, 2016, assault. "I knew on Saturday, when Omar left the house about 5 p.m. that this was the time that he was going to do something bad. I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was going to hurt other people ", she wrote after finding out what her husband had done. Read More »

Former Shiv Sena corporator hacked to death outside residence in Mumbai

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The police reached the spot for investigation thereafter, and samples have been taken for forensic investigations. Even though Sawant was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kandivli , he was declared dead on arrival, said a police official. According to sources, the police fired two rounds from their service revolver at the speeding auto of the suspects and managed to stop them near Mijar in Moodbidri. Read More »

Evacuations ordered in California fire zones ahead of approaching storm

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A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for unincorporated parts of Santa Barbara County, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria including all areas NORTH of Hwy 192, EAST of Cold Springs Road, and WEST of Hwy 150/the County line. "Everything is soaking into the ground at this time , but if it gets very heavy, it could trigger a flash flood warning", he added. Above: predicted storm total rainfall in the Santa Barbara area, revised by the NWS at 11:25 p.m. Read More »

Iran Arrests Its Former President for 'Inciting Unrest'

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Iranian authorities reportedly arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Shiraz for inciting unrest against the government, the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported Sunday, citing "reliable sources familiar with the matter". Other pro-government demonstrations were held in Shahin Dezh, in West Azarbaijan province bordering Turkey; the city of Semnan, in the northern Semnan Province; and Shadegan, in the southern Khouzestan Province near Iraq. Read More »

Find ways to cut our taxes in NY

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That bill has yet to receive a vote, however. Ordinarily, states should not be trying to game the federal tax code. But only about a third of filers claim SALT deductions. But if their pay were only $475,000, they would not be paying federal taxes on the money that went to the state. "Finding ways to get those property taxes down so the federal increase does not derail the progress of the state of NY". Read More »

The fallout after Sessions' anti-states'-rights posture on marijuana

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Despite the uncertainty, there is a spirit of optimism that the status quo won't change as much, and that the move was created to reflect posturing on the part of the Sessions-led Justice Department. Only Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas do not allow any access to marijuana, said Karmen Hanson, a cannabis policy analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures. Read More »

NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910

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That's down from 148 the year before. "That fatalities have fallen for a fourth straight year in NY - at a time when traffic deaths are on the rise across the nation - is a testament to the city's commitment to Vision Zero ", said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, a nonprofit. Read More »

Former EU commissioner Peter Sutherland dies aged 71

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Most recently, he worked on the global migration crisis as the UN's special representative for worldwide migration. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo expressed his sadness on Sutherland's passing, saying that he was a great man and a great friend of the global trading system. Read More »

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica's Former Chief in Augusta Westland Corruption case

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The comments came after Orsi, ex-president of defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica , and Spagnolini, a former CEO of the company's helicopters subsidiary AgustaWestland , were acquitted by an Italian court today. The two were accused of worldwide corruption and false invoicing in relation to bribes exchanged for the contract with India. The FIR mentioned charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Read More »

Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier

Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been conducting an investigation running parallel to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation. "Publicizing a criminal referral based on classified information raises serious questions about whether this letter is nothing more than another attempt to discredit government sources, in the midst of an ongoing criminal investigation", Joshua A. Read More »

Why not President Oprah? In Trump era, Democrats hail idea

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A new day is on the way". One source said talk of running has been going on for several months, but emphasized that she has not made up her mind, CNN reported . And the spectacle of President-elect Winfrey taking the stage on November 3, 2020 to deliver a euphoric victory speech while waiting patiently for Donald Trump's unhinged concession tweet is not a bad image to think about. Read More »

Out-Of-State Social Media Threat Causes Mitchell School Lockdown

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A threatening message circulating on social media that mentions "MHS" is not referring to Millville's high school, authorities say. A screenshot of the post was widely circulated in areas where there are schools with the "MHS" initials. Monday after a high school employee told a school resource officer about a threat apparently directed at students. "We were in contact with school officials and made them aware of the findings and what to do moving forward". Read More »

Militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

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The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces. According to police, the identity of slain militant and his group affiliation was being ascertained. The Indian troops also launched an operation at Tahab in Pulwama district. "One militant has been killed in this operation which is still on". Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying and advertising revenues across the media industry is falling fast. Read More »

Indian Army thwarts China's bid to build road near Arunachal Pradesh

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He also called for modernisation of the armed forces, adding the time has come to look take cues from the "Arthashastra" and "Chanakya Niti". A source had told this newspaper on Wednesday that the Chinese civilians returned to their own side of the border on the same day when asked to do so by the Indian troops leaving behind some civil construction equipment including two excavators. Read More »

Palestine rubbishes reports of its envoy to Pakistan being reinstated

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The meeting was also addressed by Jamaatud Dawaah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed via telephone after authorities denied him permission to attend the event. The Palestinian side too had conveyed "deep regrets" and recalled Walid Abu Ali. "This public rally was attended by thousands of people from all walks of life". However, Hafiz Saeed has already opened the first political office of Milli Muslim League (MML) in Lahore, snubbing warnings from the Pakistan government. Read More »

Donald Glover on the Solo: A Star Wars Story reshoots

For reference, we got a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story around nine months prior to its actual release . People were unsure whether the film really needed to be done in the first place, then there was the whole question mark over who would play the iconic Star Wars smuggler. Read More »

Parents Of Missing College Student Speak Out Amid Desperate Search For Teen

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Blaze Bernstein disappeared after visiting Borrego Park in the Foothill Ranch community with a friend to meet another person on January 2., officials said. Since Bernstein went missing on January 2, the Sheriff's Department has employed a variety of tools to finding Bernstein, including search and rescue missions, helicopters, and trained dogs, Bernstein's father said. Read More »

Cliven Bundy: Case dismissed for Nevada rancher in standoff

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The four were on trial for an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's ruling on Monday comes after she declared a mistrial last month in proceedings against 71-year-old Cliven Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and Montana militia leader Ryan Payne. Read More »

Ban on mass incarceration book lifted at 2 New Jersey jails

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A guard stands behind bars at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, U.S., December 29, 2015. Because " The New Jim Crow' addresses corrections policy and other social and political issues of public concern, it "occupies the highest rung of the hierarchy of First Amendment values and is entitled to special protection". Read More »

Father stabs family dog to death to save one-year-old child

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Police said the child's father heard screaming coming from the kitchen, and that's when he found the family's pit bull terrier mauling his daughter. The little girl was airlifted to Boston Children's Hospital and underwent a number of emergency surgeries, reported the news station. Read More »

Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer

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Romney, who lost the 2012 USA presidential race to Barack Obama, was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California and his prognosis is good, the source said. The source described Romney's prognosis as "good" and said he was "successfully treated". Romney spoke to President Donald Trump over the phone Thursday, a White House official confirmed to CNN. Read More »

Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader

The two Koreas agreed Friday to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years and are expected to discuss the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. If North Korea participates in the Olympics, it will likely refrain from any missile nuclear tests during the duration of the games. North Korea's International Olympic Committee representative Chang Ung on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in the Olympics, Japan's Kyodo ... Read More »

Conservative Party forgets to renew website security certificate

Brandon Lewis has been named the new chairman of the UK Conservative Party, amid farcical scenes which saw the Tories' official Twitter account incorrectly announce that the job had gone to Chris Grayling. James Brokenshire is resigning from the role citing ill health. It should not have taken last June's ill-advised election, and seven months of muddle, for the Conservatives - once the natural party of government - to realise that their electoral machine was unfit for goal; that the ... Read More »

WH Defends Trump's Schedule After Report He Doesn't Start Until 11AM

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Trump's day is now starting around 11 a.m. and he is also holding far fewer meetings during his workday, Axios reported after viewing copies of Trump's private schedule. At that point, Trump is "back to the residence for more phone calls and more TV". And while Trump may have a light work schedule that contributes little to his administration's right-wing agenda, the president's "minions rise early and stay up late", The Nation's John Nichols notes . Read More »

CAT results 2017: IIM Common Admission Test 2017 result declared @ iimcat

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While all the top 20 candidates in CAT 2016 were men and engineers, this time there are "two women and three non-engineers", the premier-B school said. Apart from IIMs, almost 100 business schools in India are set to use the CAT score as part of their admission process. Interestingly, CAT 2017 has also witnessed the same number of candidates achieving 100 percentile. Read More »

Pence to head to Middle East late next week

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The Times quoted Kholi as telling Hassaseen: "We, like all our Arab brothers, are denouncing this matter [Trump's move]". In a statement , the Egyptian government said it was "inappropriate for the New York Times , a reputable newspaper, to publish such allegations". Read More »

Kashmiri scholar from AMU joins terror outfit, images with gun goes viral

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Wani, who was pursuing PhD in Applied Geology from AMU, went missing after leaving the university to go home in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, The New Indian Express reported. IG of Kashmir had suspected that Mannan's photograph may have been photoshopped by some miscreants and that they are trying to locate him. He had also won an award for the best paper presentation at an International Conference in 2016. Read More »

Fallen Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

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Someone called the Sheriff's Office just before 11:30 a.m. saying an intruder was inside a home in Frederickson, a suburb just southeast of Tacoma. McCartney was married and had three young sons, according to KOMO-TV . It is with incredible sadness that inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries. A suspect in the armed robbery was found dead at the scene. Read More »

Monday weather: Cloudy, with late rain, and highs around 40

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North northwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible. Wednesday night , a 40 percent chance of snow before 11 p.m. Tonight: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Read More »

Billionaire Tom Steyer to deliver copies of 'Fire and Fury' to lawmakers

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Steyer spent almost $100 million on organizing efforts during the 2016 campaign, where Republicans won the White House and maintained control of the House and Senate. But he said his funding for voter mobilization efforts in specific House districts wouldn't be based on a litmus test of whether Democrats in those districts support impeachment. Read More »