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Sub-zero temperatures accompany winter storm

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Winter Storm Inga has been bringing frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions to several states in the USA since it began earlier this week - and it's showing no signs of stopping. 'The snow is pretty but don't be fooled, ' Cooper said. A few people bundled up to go out in temperatures that were well below freezing in a city known for its sweltering summer heat. Read More »

Ahed Tamimi to be held in Israeli detention throughout her trial

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He is now on the run from the authorities. The Israeli rights group B'Tselem said that as of November, 181 Palestinian minors were being held for the duration of their legal cases, citing figures provided by the Israel Prison Service. Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old rabbi, was shot dead near Havat Gilad, the wildcat Jewish settlement outpost he lived in near the West Bank city of Nablus, on January 9. Read More »

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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At least 52 people were killed in a bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan, the country's Interior Ministry said on Thursday. There were 55 passengers and 2 drivers in the Ikarus passenger bus. Kazakhstan's emergency officials say 52 people of 57 on the bus died on the fire. A photograph taken later showed the vehicle completely charred. These buses are still widely used in ex-Soviet nations, even though they are often decades old. Read More »

Fisherman Sues After Dramatic Boat Crash Gets Caught on Video

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Larsen's son-in-law was also on the boat at the time of the crash, and told investigators that he repeatedly warned his father-in-law to pay attention, saying he had been using his cell phone off and on all morning. Police confirmed drink and drugs were not a factor. However, Larsen told the publication that he wasn't using his cellphone while driving his boat, labeling the accusation as "fake news". Read More »

Shutdown looms as Trump, Congress bicker on immigration, border wall

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John Kelly told a private meeting of Hispanic members of Congress that "certain things are said during the campaign that are uninformed". While lawmakers made a point to say they appreciated the session, they expressed disappointment that Kelly had not come armed with any proposals to negotiate and that he didn't seem well-versed in the bipartisan proposals under development in Congress. Read More »

Czech Republic: PM Andrej Babis loses confidence vote

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Mr. Zeman said he would give Mr. Babis another chance to form a government, but he added that at least 101 votes - a majority - would be needed in the lower chamber to reappoint Mr. But it is not clear how this would play out if Zeman himself lost the second round of presidential election on Jan 26-27. The second richest man in the Czech Republic , Babis is the owner of Agrofert, a food, farming, chemical and media conglomerate and the country's biggest employer. Read More »

Record Christmas snow of over 4 feet at Erie, PA

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Monday for Steuben County. For New Year's Eve, expect a high of 10 degrees during the daytime, and zero to 5 degrees while people are out partying. According to the National Weather Service , Erie has endured an incredible 53 inches of snowfall within 30 hours, shattering all previous records and shutting down everything from local businesses to the airport. Read More »

Dale Jr. helps driver stuck in the snow, then hits a tree

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Any appearance Earnhardt makes in front of massive audiences at the Super Bowl and the Olympics will provide NBC another chance to plug its NASCAR coverage. "I'm excited to get to work with my new NBC family". Earnhardt, who is worth about $300 million, said he wouldn't be a big player in the investment but would love to be supportive of the team and community. Read More »

Police seeking help in armed robbery spree

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The suspect escaped in a vehicle with an unknown amount of cash. He added police are aware the suspects shown in the images were involved in thefts during that time frame, but could also have been responsible for incidents as far back as September. Read More »

Scarborough Accuses GOP Senators Cotton And Perdue Of 'Lying' For 'Racist' President

Perdue, one of six lawmakers present at the meeting, insisted on Sunday that Trump "did not use that word". "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel". Top Democrats expressed outrage over Republicans' characterization of Durbin. Lindsey Graham of SC were mistaken in indicating that was the case. Speaking to ABC shortly after Purdue's interview, Sen. Read More »

Britain, France to sign new immigration treaty during Macron visit

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Downing Street declined to say whether Mrs May would discuss the pressures at Calais when she meets Mr Macron on Thursday at the UK-France summit, which a spokesman said would highlight cross-Channel co-operation on issues such as climate change, air pollution, cyber threats and the human genome. Read More »

Umpqua (UMPQ) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research

A number of equities analysts have commented on UMPQ shares. Its down 11.3% from 5.71M shares previously. Barclays Capital maintained Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ ) on Tuesday, January 2 with "Hold" rating. Jpmorgan Chase & Com has 0.01% invested in Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ ) for 1.92M shares. Wedbush increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Umpqua in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research . Read More »

BJP begins deliberations on forming govts in Gujarat, Himachal

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On the other hand, despite the pitched agitation against demonetisation and GST as well as the Patidar movement, the BJP retained 15 of the 16 seats in Surat city. A hastily implemented Goods and Service Tax and ill-conceived demonetization of large currency denominations a year ago only compounded the woes of the common man. Read More »

Egypt supports Rohingya Muslims with 120 tons of humanitarian aid

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The reports that villages were still being burned as late as December 2 contradicted assurances from the Myanmar government that violence had ceased and that the Rohingya could safely return to Myanmar, said the rights group. "It is a further indication that authorities will do anything they can to avoid worldwide scrutiny of their human rights record", said James Gomez, the rights group's director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Read More »

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores miss ing

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The region was hit by another disaster on the weekend when fire swept through a shopping mall in the city of Davao, killing at least 37 people, majority workers at a call centre, city government officials said. Initial reports from officials in different provinces placed the overall death toll at more than 230, but Marasigan warned of double counting amid the confusion in the storm's aftermath and said the numbers needed to be verified. Read More »

Nine Non-Australians Among Injured in Melbourne Car Ramming Incident

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A four-year-old boy who suffered head injuries in the crash was still in hospital. A second man, 24, was arrested after being seen filming the incident. According to reports , between 14 and 16 people were injured as a result of what police are calling a "deliberate act". "At this time we do not have any evidence for any intelligence to indicate there is a connection with terrorism". Read More »

Spanish Top Court Indicts More Catalan Independence Leaders

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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy called the early parliamentary election in October, in the aftermath of the referendum and the declaration of independence by the Catalan government that was declared illegal and invalid by Madrid . The elections "require a new beginning", said Rajoy. "Independence has won but in a way similar to 2015 - majority of seats but not in votes". With nearly all votes counted, the unionist Citizens (Cs) party had the biggest share of the vote, according to ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Pledges $2bn Aid To Yemen

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The Iranian supreme leader said the Palestinians should have a state encompassing the entirety of the State of Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital. "This is certainly a betrayal of the Islamic Ummah and the Muslim World". It is not a secret that Sunni Saudi Arabia views Shiite Iran's push for hegemony in the Middle East with more than alarm. Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, has been locked in a devastating power struggle between the Iran-allied Houthi rebels and the ... Read More »

London nightclub acid attacker jailed for 20 years

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Isobella Fraser and her sister Prue were both injured in the attack. Arthur Collins with his ex Ferne McCann . Phoebe Georgiou who was a victim of the acid attack in the Mangle E8 nightclub in London . The courageous victim added: "You couldn't find a shred of human decency to admit what you had done". In a separate incident, he had threatened a former partner's mother with an acid attack and to have her raped, for which he received a caution after apologising. Read More »

Labour amendments fail as MPs REBEL against Corbyn — EU WITHDRAWAL BILL

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The government breathed a sigh of relief tonight as MPs approved its European Union withdrawal bill , setting the scene for a showdown over the flagship Brexit legislation in the House of Lords. Pro-Brexit Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May will have a more hard time striking a deal with Labour than with satisfying the Scots and the Welsh. Read More »

Trump May Draw US Into More Conflicts — Ex-CIA Officer

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He began to back off of that stance when he became president. The official also said the president will say in the speech " America First does not mean America Alone". administrations. It claims that the president is not a protectionist, who would destroy the post-1945 regime of worldwide economic institutions. Completely missing from the document is Trump's campaign pledge to avoid unnecessary military adventures. Read More »

Phil Murphy enacts stricter rules on gifts he can take while governor

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He said that his vision for a "stronger and fairer" New Jersey includes criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. Murphy replaced Republican Chris Christie after he served two terms. He said the more money workers earn, the more they will spend at stores. "Sheila and Pete and Matt and I, and the whole team, felt it important to hit the ground running, so this is a meeting we were debating only whether to have yesterday or today", said Murphy. Read More »

Congress to Honor Senator Bob Dole with Congressional Gold Medal

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He became a spokesman for several companies, and also, the chairman of the World War II Memorial Campaign, which built the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence, lawmakers, and officials heaped praise on former Sen. "But he wasn't done serving his country". Read More »

As Shutdown Deadline Nears, Dems Spurn Funding Bill

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A new Hart Research Associates poll , commissioned on behalf of the liberal organization MoveOn.org, found that "even before hearing any specific policy disagreements", 42 percent of Americans would blame Donald Trump and congressional Republicans for a government shutdown, with just 31 percent instinctively laying the blame at the feet of the Democrats a significant 11-point margin. Read More »

Poland faces European Union punishment over controversial judicial reforms

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It therefore proposes the Council to adopt a decision to trigger article 7 (1), which in the extreme case, would suspend Poland's voting rights in European Union bodies. " I believe that Poland's sovereignty and the idea of United Europe can be reconciled ", Morawiecki tweeted . Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen called December 20's move a "grave attack on Polish sovereignty" and vowed that Budapest would oppose it "in all forums", in comments to the state news agency MTI. Read More »

Paolo Duterte resigns as vice mayor

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The President was at the Southern Philippines Medical Center late on Christmas Day when bodies of the victims were brought by a forensic team from the National Bureau of Investigation and PNP scene of the crime units for forensic examination. Read More »

Tillerson signals deeper U.S. military commitment in Syria

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Iran has backed President Bashar al-Assad's government since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, providing military advisers and militiamen for the Syrian army's struggle against terrorists and the armed opposition. Tillerson also held open the possibility of US talks with North Korea, saying that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, "knows how to reach" him. Free Syrian Army (FSA) envoys have urged USA officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended Central Intelligence Agency ... Read More »

Wind chill advisory issued for Cameron and Willacy counties

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Wind chill values were expected to drop to -15 to -30 degrees by Tuesday morning. If there is any wind even a 5 miles per hour wind, that may put wind chills as cold as -15. Use caution while driving, officials warn. Black ice is possible from the this afternoon into Thursday morning. Our seasonal snow has moved closer to the average. Read More »

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

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Police used a selfie to help convict a woman who strangled her best friend to death. Antoine shot to the top of the suspect list despite writing a post on Facebook , hours after the murder, asking if anyone had seen her best friend. Hope you made it home safe", she wrote, reported the Star Phoenix . Brittney Gargol was strangled to death by Antoine in March 2015. Antoine has now been found guilty of manslaughter thanks to the image of the pair together. Read More »

Cardinal Bernard Law - obituary

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An abuse survivor who resigned from his sex-abuse advisory commission in March said elements within the Vatican tasked with protecting children were instead resisting change - to the point even of defying Francis's orders. "As the Church must always do, we seek forgiveness for the sins of the past and for all the things that were done or not done that have contributed to the suffering of so many ", he said. Read More »

Mueller Probe Expected to Last Through 2018, Despite What Trump's Lawyers Say

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The groups say they are able to turn out massive numbers of people the same day that either Trump announces a firing of Mueller or the GOP pulls the plug on congressional investigations. Numerous emails that Muellers investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump global aims as well as candid assessments of candidates for top government posts , said those familiar with the transition. Read More »

Washington responds after Jerusalem vote, cuts budget to UN

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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) praised Nikki Haley on Fox Business Network on Thursday, saying that the USA ambassador to the United Nations "may end up as our first female president". Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grilled the United Nations resolution, promised to reject the results of the vote, and called the United Nations a "house of lies". Read More »

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg's The Post, citing his ties to Israel

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Spielberg "is blacklisted by the Arab League's boycott office, which Lebanon complies with", the official explained. It is only now that the board is invoking Spielberg's inclusion on the "boycott Israel" list. In 2017, Lebanon banned two films but permitted 317 commercial and 766 festival films to screen, Hanna said. The Post , starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks , tells the story of the late Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham's decision to defy attempts by the courts to ... Read More »